By: Kendra Santos
If watching breakaway roper Bradi Good feels familiar, there might be more than one great reason. She’s the daughter of a well-known cowboy, she rides a horse we’ve seen in action at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and she’s a member of the 2022 National Intercollege Rodeo Association Women’s Team Champs from Weatherford (Texas) College. And by winning the third performance in 3.11 seconds here at the $562,500 Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo here in Salt Lake City last night, Good will also rope in Monday’s Gold Medal Round.
“I love these WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) rodeos,” said Good, who’s the 20-year-old daughter of three-time National Finals Steer Roping qualifier Shay Good and his wife, Amy, and won that national title alongside teammates Kristin Reeves, Brie Wells and Kodey Hoss. “They were the stepping stone to getting breakaway roping into the big rodeos, and these are great rodeos to refresh and rope for good money. The WCRA has always treated us breakaway ropers equal to everyone else, and that’s a big deal to us.”
Bradi bought that flashy sorrel horse from Wrangler National Finals Rodeo tie-down roper Timber Moore. Tyler Milligan rode Rango at the 2020 NFR in Arlington, Texas. He’s 13 now, and living the Good life as Bradi’s #1 breakaway horse. Though the junior business marketing major college cowgirl considers winning the 2019 Windy Ryon Memorial Roping breakaway roping title in Saginaw, Texas her career highlight to date, Good’s got so much more on her early cowgirl career resume, including qualifying for the Finals in both breakaway roping and barrel racing at the 2021 Daddy of ’em All in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Good, who’s traveling with Aspen Miller, also placed second in the breakaway roping at the WCRA’s 2022 Rodeo Corpus Christi in May behind Jackie Crawford, who set the new 1.91-second record here in Salt Lake City on opening night, and also will compete in Monday’s Gold Medal Round.