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20 Western & English Today INDUSTRY NEWS as well as product development. Fuller has been in the industry for more than 20 years and is well-respected by retail partners. He brings the right leadership qualities to work with the company's individual brand managers and sales teams to help facilitate new growth and opportunities. Fuller earned experience overseeing both Tony Lama Boots and Nocona Boots, as well as many years working in product development and design. Nelson brings an impressive track record to his new role of brand manager for Tony Lama Boots. From owning his own company, to working as a key account rep for Justin Brands, Inc., to running Nocona Boots – Nelson has a frm grasp on both sales and management and was most recently recognized for the successful and innovative launch of College Boots, a collection that increased the company's domestic manufacturing, reached new customers and opened up new channels of distribution. Taking on the role of brand manager for Nocona Boots, Stein spent the last four years working in management as Tony Lama Boots' national sales manager after representing a successful sales territory with the brand. Stein has been instrumental in contributing to consistent sales growth during his 10 years with the company. His understanding of the retailers' needs along with his attention to detail will be a winning combination in the continued growth of Nocona Boots. (866) 240-8853; justinbrands.com Justin Brands, Inc. is a Berkshire-Hathaway subsidiary (NYSE: BRKa) and the world's largest manufacturer of Western footwear. Its divisions also include leading footwear brands such asJustin Boots, Tony Lama Boots, Nocona Boots, Chippewa Boots and Justin Original Workboots. Brazile, Kimzey, Feild Rewriting ProRodeo Record Book Brazile tallies 21 world championships; Kimsey shatters rookie earnings record; Feild wins fourth world championship C OLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The annual show-and- tell presentation of how much Trevor Brazile has altered the ProRodeo record book has to share the stage this year with a couple of the sport's great young roughstock cowboys. Any recounting of the year's great achievements has to start with the King of the Cowboys, who upped his record for most total world championships to 21 — with his record 12th all-around gold buckle (record ninth in a row) and ffth in steer roping — and he took his record total earnings past the $5.5 million mark ($5,532,121) and his record total of National Finals round wins to 60. But then you have to talk about the kids. Oklahoman Sage Kimzey, 20, didn't just become the second rookie bull rider ever to win a world championship (joining Bill Kornell, 1963), but he obliterated the rookie earnings record by more than $100,000, broke the bull riding earnings record for the WNFR with $175,466, and his fnal season total of $318,631 put him 11th on the all-time single-season earnings list. All Feild did was win his fourth consecutive world championship and fourth-consecutive WNFR average title, a parlay unmatched in rodeo history. The four consecutive average titles has only been managed one other time in any event, by team roping heeler Leo Camarillo (1968-71). The four average titles also tied the overall event record set by Bruce Ford (1979-80, 1982 and 1987). (719) 593-8840; prorodeo.com

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