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Cooper sets regular-season record: Tuf Cooper established a regular-season money record in tie-down roping with his $166,097 total in the Aug. 28 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Cooper, who is leading the standings by $33,513 over second-place Caleb Smidt, broke the regular-season tie-down roping money record of $165,460 set by Cody Ohl in 2006. Cooper joins steer wrestler Ty Erickson as new holders of the regular season money record holders in their events. Erickson has $151,912 as of Aug. 28 and broke the mark of $133,685 set by Wade Sumpter in 2008 as of Aug. 1. With 33 days left in the PRCA regular season, saddle bronc rider Jacobs Crawley needs to earn $4,987 to break the regular season money mark in his event and break his mark of $172,304 he set in 2016. Bull rider Sage Kimzey needs to earn $7,897 to set the new regular season money mark in his event. Bull rider Matt Austin set that record when he won $228,386 in 2005. 

Leaderboard change: Trevor Brazile recorded an 8.4-second steer roping time to win the second round at the Range Days Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., last week, which tied him with Bryce Davis for the fastest time during the 2017 regular season. Brazile also has the second-fastest time of the regular season of 8.5 seconds.

Wrangler Network will livestream the Ellensburg (Wash.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls Division 1 Tour Finale at 8 p.m. (PT) Sept. 2 and the Ellensburg PRCA Rodeo Sept. 3-4, beginning at 11:45 a.m. each day ... will broadcast Frontier Days in Walla Walla, Wash., Sept. 1-3 at 7 p.m. (PT) each day and the Ellensburg PRCA Rodeo at 11:45 a.m., Sept. 4 ... The following people have been nominated as the Top 5 candidates for the PRCA Pickup Man of the Year: Gary Rempel, Jeremy Willis, Shandon Stalls, Shawn Calhoun, and Will O'Connell. The final online voting process will take place Oct. 1-15. Winners will be announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in December ... PRCA bullfighter Cody Emerson conducted the inaugural "So you wanna be a bullfighter" day clinic on Aug. 19, for children ages 5 to 15 during the Blanco County Fair and Rodeo in Johnson City, Texas. There were seven children who signed up for the clinic. They each got their own pair of Wrangler denim baggies with patches from California Rodeo Salinas, a custom T-shirt and got to pick grease paint ideas from ProRodeo bullfighters. "I love kids and it's always nice to give back to your community and to pass rodeo on to the next generation," Emerson told the ProRodeo Sports News ... ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saddle Bronc Rider Winston Bruce passed away July 10. He was 79. A service in memoriam of his recent passing will be held at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds at 5 p.m. (MT) on Sept. 19. His influence and relationships were the gold standard in the rodeo industry, and since the facility is so large, his family would like to invite everyone to his celebration of life. Bruce was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989, becoming the first Canadian competitor to receive that honor. He also was inducted in the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 1998. Bruce's PRCA career was highlighted by winning the 1961 world championship. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 10 consecutive times from 1959-68, and was the reserve world champion in 1959 and 1965 ... Over 16 years, Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo has raised more than $1.9 million for local charities. The proceeds from the Aug. 26-27 Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo will benefit the Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, and Children's Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital.

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