South Dakota's Ferley claims 1st back-to-back saddle bronc wins at Frontier Days in 78 years

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — A cowboy from South Dakota is the first saddle bronc rider in 78 years to win back-to-back titles in that event at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Chad Ferley, of Oelrichs, South Dakota, scored an 83 on a bucking bronc named Sweatin' Bullets in Sunday's final round at the Frontier Days rodeo.

Ferley collected $12,026 in winnings — just shy of the $12,037 he won last year.

Rodeo superstar Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, won his first tie-down roping title in Cheyenne. Brazile collected $22,573, boosting him into the top five in the tie-down roping world standings.

Brazile also has won three times at Frontier Days in steer roping.

Trell Etbauer, of Goodwell, Oklahoma, placed in steer wrestling and tie-down roping to win the all-around cowboy title and collect $12,053.

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