GUTHRIE, OK – Daniel Green of Oakdale, California, claimed his second Wrangler Timed Event Championship Sunday by breaking the arena record in the average, with 276.1-seconds over 25 head of livestock. Green came into the fifth and final round with a 31-second lead over five-time event winner, Trevor Brazile and emerged the winner in a field of twenty competitors.
Green pocketed a cool $57,000 for three day’s work by winning $50,000 in the average; $4,000 for fourth fastest round; and $3,000 as an arena record bonus. Brazile claimed second place with 298.4, earning $25,000. Third was won by Casey Branquinho with a 349.2, winning $15,000.
Barely six months ago Green was crowned the Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper for the second consecutive year. This event requires twenty of the top ropers in the world to compete in heading, heeling and tie-down roping. After 18-head the top five progress to a three-head competition to determine the champion.
Daniel credits Cactus Ropes with having ropes are straight and consistent. For both heading heeling he uses a popular Cactus four-strand, the Amigo; and for calf roping he ropes with the Cactus Double S calf rope, endorsed by Stran Smith.
How does he manage to dominate the “iron man” events?
“First and foremost, it’s a blessing from God to have the talent and ability; Secondly I have to give credit to incredible support from my family, friends and sponsors like Cactus Ropes, Wrangler and Heel-O-Matic,” says Green.
Green has qualified for ten WNFR rodeos but eventually made the decision to stay home and coach soccer games and raise his three children: Grace, 9, Kyndall, 6, and Eli, 3.
“I attend a few events every year like the Timed Event, World’s Greatest Roper and the rodeos that are close – enough to feed my competitive spirit,” laughs Green.
“This is awesome and I’d like to thank my sponsors Cactus Ropes, Wrangler, and Heel-O-Matic for their great support. I’d also want to thank the many friends behind the scenes that helped make this happen: Jason Lahr, Sam Duvall, Cody Cowden, Jerome Schneeberger, Kim Zig and everyone who rooted for me.”
The World’s Greatest Roper, also held at the Lazy E Arena, will be moved this year to Reno, Nevada and held in conjunction with the Reno Rodeo and the Bob Feist Invitational on June 21st and 22nd, 2008.