Broc Cresta, a California steer roper and rising star on the rodeo circuit, who ranked 12th in the world as a heeler in team roping, was found dead Saturday in his trailer at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Wyoming. Cresta, the son of an expert steer wrestler from Santa Rosa, Calif., had competed Friday in the prestigious Cheyenne event, held annually since 1897.
His body was discovered by his girlfriend, champion barrel racer Brittany Pozzi, when she tried to awaken him Saturday morning, said his father, Daniel.
"The whole rodeo world is in shock," said Kendra Santos, communications director of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn.
"My phone's been ringing off the wall all day with calls from Hall of Famers on down to little kids.
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The Timed Event Championship has been the playground for some of the greatest all-around timed-event cowboys in the history of Pro Rodeo.
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Turtle and Broc were impressive, and placed in five of 10 rounds at The Show that year.
Brazile clinched his record ninth world all-around championship and his 16thgold buckle overall - which ties him with Jim Shoulders for second all-time in Pro Rodeo history. The win was assured during Round 4 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center on Sunday afternoon in front of 17,094 fans.
Virtually assured of winning the title, it was just a matter of how soon Brazile would officially earn the gold buckle.
With a nearly ,000 lead in the world standings and an 11-point lead in the average race, Feild has no plans of letting off the gas in the remaining seven rounds. Heck no, I'm going to go out there and be as aggressive as I can and give it 110 percent every jump until I hear the whistle. d like to get this thing wrapped up a few nights before it's over. I need to come here and go for first every time, like everyone else.? Shawn Greenfield of Lakeview, Ore., won Round 3 to pick up his second check of the week in the steer wrestling. Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., took second for the second consecutive night and stretched his world standings lead to more than ,000 over Jason Miller, who moved to second with a split of third place on Saturday. ve waited a long time to take that victory lap, and it felt great.? In Round 3 on Saturday, he went one better, winning the round with an 88.5-point ride on Frontier Rodeo Company? The ,019 he's won in the first three rounds leads all saddle bronc riders, and he's moved up a spot to fourth in the world standings since the Finals began. I'm riding for that world title just like everyone else here is doing, and I'm just trying to ride the best I can,?
I'm going to let loose out there anyway, but that would be pretty relieving.? After a slow start to his Finals, Cory Solomon won the tie-down roping with a 7.6-second run. ve been watching this bull go and have been waiting for this moment all year,? His 3.5-second run was three-tenths of a second better than world standings leader Luke Branquinho and put ,885 in his wallet to push his Wrangler NFR earnings to ,971. It's huge having Max here to get on, and I appreciate Todd letting me get on him in this situation,? Turtle Powell and Jhett Johnson continued their stellar week in team roping as they tied for the Round 3 win with Kaleb Driggers and Brad Culpepper. Powell and Johnson plan to keep running at go-round wins ?