Roping with Catfish

By Krista Lucas

Texas is known to produce some of the greatest timed event contestants, and north Texas specifically is home to one cowboy who is quickly moving up in the professional ranks. Catfish Brown, of Collinsville, Texas, is a 26-year-old tie-down roper who currently sits sixth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings.

Brown credits his dad for getting him started in the sport, and he learned to love horses and calf roping at an early age. He was introduced to horses and roping at the young age of five by his dad who had roped most of his life. Brown’s real name is John, but he has gone by the nickname Catfish since he was a little boy. The nickname came about after a fishing trip with his dad.

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