The Bits That Won the World: 2000 to Present


2000 to 2004

Speed Williams

Horse: Viper

Bit: Sherry Cervi gag, Petska chain and Perfect Bit (depending on how the steers were going to start)

Rich Skelton

Horse: Roany

Bit: Klapper Correction


Clay Tryan

Horse: Thumper

Bit: Gordy Alderson chain port, medium shank

Patrick Smith

Horse: Jaws

Bit: Petska chain port


Matt Sherwood

Horse: Nicky

Bit: Perfect Bit, long shank

Allen Bach

Horse: Jackyl

Bit: Chain bit, medium shank


Chad Masters

Horse: Cody

Bit: Perfect Bit, snaffle mouthpiece with medium shank

Walt Woodard

Horse: Dudley

Bit: 8-inch shank with smooth, short square port mouthpiece


Matt Sherwood

Horse: Nicky

Bit: Long-shanked Petska chain

Randon Adams

Horse: Diesel

Bit: Sonny Silva Correction or Petska chain port


Nick Sartain

Horse: Buddy

Bit: Custom small shank Petska with smaller diameter chain

Kollin VonAhn

Horse: Frank

Bit: Long-shanked Petska chain port


Trevor Brazile

Horse: Sport

Bit: Klapper 122 (Correction with copper rings on the bars)

Patrick Smith

Horse: Amigo

Bit: Tommy Blessing chain port


Turtle Powell

Horse: Jim Dandy

Bit: Short-shanked chain Petska

Jhett Johnson

Horse: Tony

Bit: Petska ported chain


Chad Masters

Horse: Wort

Bit: USTRC NFTR Gist trophy dog-bone gag

Jade Corkill

Horse: Jackyl

Bit: Petska ported chain, medium shank


Clay Tryan

Horse: Dew

Bit: Gordy Alderson chain port

Jade Corkill

Horse: Switchblade

Bit: Hinge-ported Myler


Clay Tryan

Horse: Dew

Bit: Gordy Alderson chain port

Jade Corkill

Horse: Switchblade

Bit: Hinge-ported Myler

[WATCH: Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill Win Third World Titles]


Aaron Tsinigine

Horse: Smudge

Bit: Blessing chain port 

Kollin VonAhn

Horse: Hock

Bit: Long-shank Petska chain port

[READ MORE: Aaron Tsinigine and Kollin VonAhn Split 2015 World Title]


Levi Simpson

Horse: Frasier

Bit: Petska medium-shanked chain port

Jeremy Buhler

Horse: Rick James

Bit: Kerry Kelley Hinge Port

[READ MORE: 2016 World Champions: Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler]


Erich Rogers

Horse: Dolly

Bit: Dale Small gag (without a chin strap) 

Cory Petska

Horse: Chumley

Bit: Long-shanked, copper-wrapped Petska 

[READ MORE: 2017 World Champions Erich Rogers and Cory Petska]


Clay Smith

Horse: Marty

Bit: Tom Balding hinge port

Paul Eaves

Horse: Guapo

Bit: Daryl Davis hinge port 

[READ MORE:2018 PRCA World Champion Header and Heeler: Clay Smith and Paul Eaves]


Clay Smith

Horse: Marty

Bit: Tom Balding hinge port

Wesley Thorp

Horse: Lexus

Bit: Square hinge-ported Myler


Colby Lovell

Horse: Bartender

Bit: Myler Correction

Paul Eaves 

Horse: Docs Gunslinger Chic

Bit: Petska ported chain TRJ

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