- Tie-down Roper
Frederico Werneck was born in Curitba, Brazil. The son of a rancher, Fred was always interested in horses and rodeo. At the young age of 20, Fred won the first of his 10 Brazilian World Championships in tie down roping event. On top of these championships, he has won numerous of the most well known and great Brazilian rodeos making him one of the most successful cowboys in the country. In Brazil, Fred is famous for breaking down barriers and raising the level of competitive calf roping. Over the years, he has won the Brazilian Quarter Horse Association Futurity 7 times in both the tie down and team roping events. In addition to this, Fred has also won the Congress 8 times establishing himself as the best known and most renowned horse trainer in Brazil.
In 2007, Fred married Nicole Carman in Fort Worth, TX and permanently relocated to the United States where his success has continued. Fred, and a horse he trained and brought from Brazil named Time to Catch, were featured in an article titled "The Pride of Brazil" in the 2008 February edition of Western Horseman magazine. Fred and Nicole reside in Blum, TX where he continues to pursue his career in rodeo and training horses, making his mark on the American Horse Industry.