| 2011 World Champion All-Around Cowboy
World Champion All Around Cowboy & World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider
's 7th World Champion All-Around title with 6 being consecutive wins. After accruing this many all-around titles, was this just another routine accolade to the talented cowboy? Not at all. "This was probably one of my harder titles to win. I didn't get to start rodeoing in 2011 until the end of June, so I was playing catch up all year. I had only competed at three rodeos during the winter so everyone had about a $10,000 lead on me by the time I started," said Shawn.
"I ended up going to 44 rodeos in a short amount of time. I didn't get much rest in July or August, but it was fun. I'd much rather be the guy chasing the leaders as the one everyone is chasing," Minor
Timed event cowboy Justin Thigpen, of Waycross, GA rivaled Minor for the coveted all-around title at IFR42 with Thigpen having earned money in a third event during the year. "I don't set out to beat someone in particular, by doing that, you set yourself up for failure," said Minor. "I just rode each horse and if I was lucky enough to win some money, then it was good. It worked in my favor this time, next time it may not."
"The plan for 2012 is the same, just go and see what happens," said Shawn
currently holds 7 IPRA All-Around titles, 6 Bareback world titles, and three Saddle Bronc world titles.