In his career, Chet Herren has accomplished quite a bit. He’s won dozens of championships and has now qualified for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping eight times since joining the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 2001.
The first time he qualified, he won the 2002 average championship, and he has finished as high as fifth in the final world standings – that coming in 2011 when he won the sixth and seventh go-rounds inside this majestic arena.
He’s never finished with a World Champion’s gold buckle, though he’s in prime position to do that weekend. Heading into the NFSR, Herren has earned $55,560, a few dollars behind his best season ever, which was $55,937 in 2011. He needs a solid showing over the two days of competition, but he’s done the work through the regular season to himself a shot.
That’s all he can ask for.