Chase Brooks winning on purpose – Ep. 209

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“Saddle Bronc Triumphs and Travel Tales: Chase Brooks’ Rodeo Odyssey”

In the latest episode of “The Travel Wins,” we embark on a riveting journey with Chase Brooks, a genuine cowboy hailing from the rugged terrain of Montana. Chase’s life has been intertwined with the spirit of a cowboy since the day he took his first breath, growing up on a sprawling ranch that shaped his destiny. However, his path to rodeo glory took an exhilarating turn when he made the daring choice to specialize in saddle bronc events.

As we delve into Chase’s remarkable story, we uncover the reasons behind his pivotal decision. While the adrenaline of bull riding beckoned, Chase chose to stake his claim in the saddle bronc arena. The year 2021 marked a watershed moment in his career, with an astounding 4th place finish in the world standings and a remarkable 2nd place triumph at the prestigious National Finals Rodeo in the vibrant city of Las Vegas. This triumph at the close of the year set the tone for a prosperous start to 2022.

The life of a cowboy is one of perpetual motion, a relentless journey from one rodeo to another, each stop brimming with its unique challenges and triumphs. Much like the world of business travel, Chase Brooks must navigate the treacherous terrain of breakdowns, flat tires, soaring gas prices, extreme weather conditions, and the heartache of occasionally missing out on special moments with family and friends. Yet, despite the myriad obstacles, Chase’s unwavering determination to be the very best in the rodeo world shines brightly.

Join us as we uncover the fascinating story of Chase Brooks, a cowboy whose resilience and grit have propelled him to the pinnacle of saddle bronc riding. Discover the secrets of his success and the mindset that fuels his relentless pursuit of excellence. And don’t forget to follow Chase on his social media channels to keep track of his upcoming rodeo adventures. His journey is a testament to the indomitable spirit of those who conquer the road less traveled.


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ABOUT Chase Brooks

2021 world standings place: 4th
2021 Wrangler NFR standings place: 2nd 
Education: Montana State-Bozeman

Wrangler NFR qualifications: 4 (2018-21) 

2022 Highlights
• Won the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days And PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2021: Qualified for his fourth NFR and finished a career-best fourth in the world standings with $259,355. He earned $161,967 and placed in six rounds. He split the Round 1 win. Won the Pasco County Fair Championship Rodeo (Dade City, Fla.), the Montana (Kalispell) Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colorado), the Bear Paw Roundup (Chinook, Mont.) and the Bucking Battle in Bismarck (N.D.). Co-champion at the High Desert Stampede (Redmond, Ore.) and the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo
• 2020: Placed in four rounds on his way to finishing third in the Wrangler NFR average. Finished eighth in the world standings with $150,034. Won the 145th Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), the Northwest Florida (Bonifay) Championship Rodeo, the NILE Pro Rodeo (Billings, Mont.), the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair and Rodeo, the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and Utah’s Own Rodeo at the Utah (Salt Lake City) State Fair. Co-champion at the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days and the Sioux Empire Fair & Rodeo (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
• 2019: Won Round 3 and placed in five rounds to rank ninth in the average with 516.5 points on six head at the Wrangler NFR. Finished eighth in the world standings with $194,681. Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), the All American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas), the Nile Prorodeo (Billings, Mont.), the San Angelo (Texas) Cinch Shoot-Out Rodeo, the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.), the Missuola (Mont.) Stampede, the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.), the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.), the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho), the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.), the Dillon (Mont.) Jaycees PRCA Rodeo-Montana’s Biggest Weekend, the Meagher County Labor Day Rodeo (White Sulpher Spring, Mont.) and the Lions’ Dixie Roundup (St. George, Utah).  
• 2018: Split the win in Rounds 7 and 8 and placed in five rounds to place ninth in the average at the Wrangler NFR. Finished ninth in the world standings with $168,641. Won the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.), the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah), the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.), the Big Cypress Shoot Out & Rodeo (Immokalee, Fla.), the Eagle (Idaho) Rodeo, the Bozeman (Mont.) Stampede and the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.). Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup and the Arcadia All-Fla. Championship Rodeo.
• 2017: Finished 51st in the world standings with $21,454. Won the RAM Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo in Great Falls, the Bear Paw Roundup in Chinook, Mont.; the C.M. Russell Stampede (Stanford, Mont.). 
• 2016: Finished 62nd in the world standings with $14,075. Won the Pony Express Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah) and the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.). 
• 2015: Finished 71st in the world standings with $11,989. Won the Belt (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo, the Augusta (Mont.) American Legion Rodeo and the C.M. Russell Stampede (Stanford, Mont.). 
• 2014: Finished 101st in the world standings with $3,924. Won the Belt (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo.   


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