Brazile came out strong in the team roping event, laying his rope over both horns and making a successful dally. However, his longtime partner, Patrick Smith, missed the feet giving them a no score.
Brazile also went home empty-handed in the tie-down event, missing his calf and receiving a no-time in his best event.
“There is a lot of talent out here and in this sport there is no cheating sometimes,” Brazile said. “It’s your day and sometimes it’s not. We all work hard to earn a living and we love what we do.”
When Brazile was asked what he like about coming to the Goliad Rodeo, he said, “I really can’t put my finger on it, but I really love the venue, the arena has a good ol’ smalltown Texas rodeo feel to it. The fans always come out and they are great.”
Brazile had some advice for all the youngsters hoping to sometime wear a world championship belt buckle.
“You gotta love it to do it and work harder than anyone else because there is a lot of talent out here,” he said.
Brazile may have left Goliad without a check, but his wife, Shada, took home some earnings tieing for fourth in the barrel racing event. After leaving Goliad, the Brazile family traveled back to Houston for the finals at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
The Friday and Saturday night performances as well as Sunday’s performance were action-packed, bringing out over 4,300 fans throughout the three days.
“It was a successful weekend, the weather was beautiful, the fans were awesome, the contestants gave a good show and there were no major injuries to contestants or livestock,” said Lisa Lutz, who has organized the event with her husband, Tee, for over a decade.