postheadericon Brazile leads average in Dodge City

Trevor Brazile ropes his steer Tuesday morning during the first day of competition at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. Brazile is the No. 2 cowboy in the steer roping world standings so far this season; he also is the top-ranked all-around cowboy, the No. 8 header and the sixth-ranked tie-down roper. He is also scheduled to compete again Saturday night.

Trevor Brazile ropes his steer Tuesday morning during the first day of competition at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. Brazile is the No. 2 cowboy in the steer roping world standings so far this season; he also is the top-ranked all-around cowboy, the No. 8 header and the sixth-ranked tie-down roper. He is also scheduled to compete again Saturday night.

The final round of Dodge City Roundup Rodeo steer roping is scheduled to begin at 7:30 tonight at Roundup Arena. Through two go-rounds, 17-time world champion Trevor Brazile leads the average race, posting a 21.2-second cumulative time. He also won the first round with an 8.9-second run, the fastest of the event so far. The first Roundup champion of 2013 will be crowned tonight.

Steer roping: First round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 8.9 seconds, $1,929; 2. Jess Tierney, 10.4, $1,596; 3. Joe Wells, 11.2, $1,264; 4. Tony Reina, 11.3, $931; 5. Brodie Poppino, 11.4, $599; 6. Brent Lewis, 11.7, $333. Second round: 1. Chet Herren, 10.7 seconds, $1,929; 2. Jarrett Blessing, 10.8, $1,596; 3. (tie) Howdy McGinn and Roger Branch, 11.6, $1,097 each; 5. (tie) Jason Evans and Chance Kelton, 11.7, $466 each. Average leaders: 1. Trevor Brazile, 21.2 seconds on two head; 2. Jess Tierney, 22.8; 3. Roger Branch, 24.0; 4. Jason Evans, 24.1; 5. J.D. Yates, 25.6; 6. JoJo LeMond, 27.2.

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