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Texas cowboy Rocky Patterson takes title at National Finals Steer Roping

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 3, 2012

“A guy always dreams of winning the first one,” said Patterson, 46, who won his first Montana Silversmiths gold buckle in 2009. “Anytime you get to compete in the same arena as Trevor Brazile is a privilege and to be able to come out on top is unbelievable.

“I think knowing how fast I had to be helped, because I don't rope as fast as some of the guys normally, so I knew I had to go at him.”

Patterson placed in seven go-rounds and won three. Of his $29,731, more than $21,000 came on the final night.