Tie-Down Ropers

Trevor Brazile

Trevor Brazile | Tie-Down Roper and Team Roper-Header

  • Hometown: Decatur, Texas
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1996
  • World Titles: 23
  • DOB: 11/16/76
  • Website: http://www.brelentless.com/

Trevor Brazile, 23-time World Champion, has competed professionally for nineteen years. Trevor lives in Decatur, with his wife Shada and their three children. Inducted in to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on January 10, 2008, he is the most decorated cowboy and the first to cross the $3 million threshold in career earnings.  Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Deputy

Cliff Cooper

Clif Cooper | Tie-Down Roper

  • Hometown: Decatur, Texas
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2008
  • DOB: 1/26/88

Clif Cooper, Professional Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 2008. Cooper lives in Decatur, Texas with his wife Terryn and their daughter. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys cooking out with his friends and family. His hobbies include playing basketball; shooting guns, wake surfing and loving life! Read More

Tuff Cooper

Tuf Cooper | Tie-Down Roper

Tuf Cooper, Three-time World Champion Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 2007. He was born and raised in Decatur, Texas. He is the son of Eight-Time World Champion Tie-Down Roper, Roy Cooper. When asked what he likes to do for fun he said, “I truly believe you can have fun doing anything you want, it is all attitude and mind set. Its amazing if you change your mindset how every day things can become fun.”

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Topaz

Shane Hanchey

Shane Hanchey | Tie-Down Roper

  • Hometown: Sulphur, Louisiana
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2009
  • World Titles: 1
  • DOB: 9/30/89

Shane Hanchey, World Champion Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 2009. The talented 26 year-old cowboy is currently single and lives in Sulphur, Louisiana. His hobbies include playing golf, going to LSU games and training horses with his brother, Jason. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Si

Monty Lewis

Monty Lewis | Tie-Down Roper

  • Hometown:Hereford, Texas,
  • Height:6’2″
  • Weight:190lbs
  • Rookie Year: 2001
  • DOB: 4/6/1981
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Monty Lewis, World Champion Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 2001. Lewis was born and raised in Hereford, Texas. He was born into a rodeo family and enjoys roping and practicing as much as he can. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Squirrel

Cody Ohl

Cody Ohl | Tie-Down Roper

  • Hometown: Hico, Texas
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1994
  • World Titles: 6
  • DOB: 9/21/73

Cody is part owner of Southwick’s Rocky Mountain Rodeo Company. In 2011 he won his 3rd Tie-Down World Championship Title and first All-Around Title. No other contestant has won more rounds in a single event. Cody lives in with his wife Jenny and their three children in Hico. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: 2 Chainz

ERA Athlete Caleb Smidt

Caleb Smidt| Tie-Down Roper

  • Hometown: Bellville, Texas
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  • Rookie Year: 2012
  • World Titles: 1
  • DOB: 8/29/89

Caleb Smidt, World Champion Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 2012. He grew up competing in youth rodeos, college rodeos and then decided to pursue his dream professionally. He studied at Wharton Junior College and then transferred to Sam Houston University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. Read More 

Stran Smith

Stran Smith| Tie-Down Roper

  • Hometown: Childress, Texas
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1994
  • World Titles: 1
  • DOB: 7/14/70
  • Website: http://www.stsranchwear.com/

Stran Smith, World Champion Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 1994. He lives in Childress, Texas with his wife Jennifer Smith and their three kids. An interesting fact about Smith is that he was named after the strands in a rope!

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Merel

 Fred Whitfield

Fred Whitfield | Tie-Down Roper

Fred Whitfield, Eight-time World Champion Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 1990. He lives in Hockley, Texas with his wife Cassie and their two daughters. His hobbies are fishing, hunting, playing golf, and watching his girls at their sporting events. Whitfield also goes by the name of “Moon”, a nickname his grandfather gave him. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Jewels

 Marty Yates

Marty Yates | Tie Down Roper

  • Hometown: Stephenville, Texas
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2013 years
  • DOB: 7/6/94

Marty Yates, Professional Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 2013.
Yates was born and raised in Stephenville, Texas. He enjoys playing basketball and taking care of his cattle in his spare time. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Chicken