Trevor Brazile becomes first cowboy to surpass $7 million in career earnings



While vying for his eighth National Finals Steer Roping gold buckle, Trevor Brazile eclipsed a massive milestone Friday night, $7 million in career earnings.

Brazile needed about $12,000 to clear the mark and officially did so by earning $7,577 for placing second in Round 4. Overall, Brazile won $27,150 and placed in four of the five rounds on Day One of the National Finals.

“I think that is one of the biggest things I have ever done,” Brazile told “I have had a few milestones that were at the steer roping finals, and it is cool to reach that mark here because there will probably not be more thresholds with me. I started here in 1997 at the steer roping finals and I passed the $7 million mark here, which is cool.”

The next closest cowboy in all-time earnings is roper Cody Ohl, who has made about $3.5 million in his career.

Brazile currently sits in first place in the average at the National Steer Roping Finals and second place in the unofficial world standings. He won the steer roping gold buckle in 2019.