The moment came in July at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Dan Fisher won the opening go-round and placed in the finale to finish second in the average. He earned $17,147 and punched his ticket for this weekend.
That’s big. It marks the 16th time in Fisher’s career he’s played on steer roping’s biggest stage. He also establishes a new record, one he broke last year at this time. Now at 62 years and 4 months old, he is the oldest contestant to have ever qualified for a National Finals event.
It is his 18th overall qualification – he qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in team roping 1981 and ’82. When he gets to the finals, he knows what to do with it. During the 2012 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, he placed in four go-rounds and earned $10,808.
What will he do this weekend? Nobody knows for sure, but it’ll be another record-setting performance for the Fisher, who, quite obviously, is still in his prime.