Oelrichs cowboy nabs back-to-back Frontier Days wins in Cheyenne
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A cowboy from South Dakota is the first saddle bronc rider in 78 years to win back-to-back titles in that event at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Chad Ferley, of Oelrichs, South Dakota, scored an 83 on a bucking bronc named Sweatin' Bullets in Sunday's final round at the Frontier Days rodeo.
Ferley collected $12,026 in winnings — just shy of the $12,037 he won last year.
Rodeo superstar Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, won his first tie-down roping title in Cheyenne. Brazile collected $22,573, boosting him into the top five in the tie-down roping world standings.
Brazile also has won three times at Frontier Days in steer roping.
Trell Etbauer, of Goodwell, Oklahoma, placed in steer wrestling and tie-down roping to win the all-around cowboy title and collect $12,053.