Baker City cowboy sets arena record at Pendleton Round Up

Ben Lonergan/EO Media GroupJesse Brown leaps from his horse onto a steer during the steer wrestling event at the 2019 Pendleton Round-Up. Brown won the event and set a new arena record of 3.7 seconds.

Cowboys have been tangling with steers at the Pendleton Round Up for more than 100 years but Baker City cowboy Jesse Brown needed less than 4 seconds to make history.

Brown, 27, not only won the steer wrestling event at the famous rodeo on Saturday.

In the finals Brown brought his steer down in 3.7 seconds.

His performance broke the Round Up arena record of 3.8 seconds set in 2002 by K.C. Jones and equalled in 2014 by Casey Martin.

See Wednesday's issue of the Baker City Herald for an interview with Brown on his record-setting performance.


Jayson has worked at the Baker City Herald since November 1992, starting as a reporter. He has been editor since December 2007. He graduated from the University of Oregon Journalism School in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism.

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