Even though Nick Sarchett's priorities and motivation have changed since being named the PRCA Resistol Team Roping Rookie of the Year in 1993, his passion for roping hasn't diminished as he heads to Pocatello, Idaho.
Granted, Matt Shiozawa has failed in his last three bids to land a Wrangler NFR invite, but the borderline cocky youngster hasn't given up. In fact, with a win-at-home attitude he believes this will be his year.
Darby Hunt would have liked to have earned a buckle at the DNCFR, but you can't buy much with it. The $11,711 he did win over the four-day competition will help keep bill collectors happy and Hunt on the circuit this summer.
It wasn't that long ago that the DNCFR looked like it might not see another birthday. But vision and a commitment from host city Pocatello, Idaho has the 18-year-old event sitting firmly on solid ground.