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Cody Martin


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 6/26/1978 Hot Springs, Ark.
Joined PRCA: 2000
PRCA Career Earnings: $501,446.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2003, 2006)
Current Residence: Pleasant Hope, Mo.

2014 world standings place: 55th
2014 earnings: $16,052
Tour Finale qualifications: 9
   Winter Finale: 2003, 2006
   Summer Finale: 2001, 2003-04, 2006
   Championship: 2003-04, 2006
RNCFR qualifications: 2 (2011, 2015)
Education: McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.), University of Tennessee (Martin) and Missouri Valley State College (Marshall)

Professional
2015 Highlights
• Won the Fireman's Festival ProRodeo (Cottage Grove, Wis.)
• Won the Carthage (Mo.) Stampede ProRodeo
• Won the Pioneer City Rodeo (Palestine, Ill.)
• Won the National Cattle Congress (Waterloo, Iowa)
Career Highlights
• 2014: Won the RAM Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo (Rock Springs, Wyo.), the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up, the Carson (Iowa) Community Rodeo, the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo (Sterling, Colo.), the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.), the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, Aug. 15-16, the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series, July 4-5, the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo, the Garfield County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Rifle, Colo.),  and the Cattleman Days Rodeo (Ashland, Mo.).  Co-champion at the Licking (Mo.) PRCA Rodeo,and the Wisconsin River ProRodeo (Merrill, Wis.)
• 2013: Won the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colo.); the Lincoln County Fair Rodeo (Afton, Wyo.); the Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo, July 27-28; the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo; the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.); the Cattleman Days Rodeo (Ashland, Mo.); the NE Arkansas District Fair & Rodeo (Jonesboro, Ark.) and the Crowley's Ridge Saddle Club Charity Rodeo (Forrest City, Ark.). Co-champion at the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo (Sterling, Colo.) and the Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo, July 13-14. Finished 37th in the world standings with $21,048
• 2012: Won the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colo.); the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days; the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.) and the Breckenridge (Colo.) Stables PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo and the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo. Finished 36th in the world standings with $25,580
• 2011: Won the Energy Town ProRodeo (Gillette, Wyo.); the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.); the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez. Colo.); the Cattleman Days Rodeo (Ashland, Mo.); co-champion at the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.). Finished 35th in the world standings with $22,092
• 2010: Won the Royal Gorge Rodeo (Canon City, Colo.); won the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.); won the Harrison (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo; was co-champion of the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo; finished 23rd in the world standings with $41,955
• 2007-09: A right (riding) shoulder injury while competing in 2007 sidelined him from competition. Career demands also took him away from rodeo until a renewed interest in 2009-10
• 2006: Tied for the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and the average titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo a year after breaking his leg in the same arena; Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.); the Leesville Lions Club Rodeo (Leesville, La.); the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo; the Brighton Field Day & PRCA Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.) and the Homestead (Fla.) Championship Rodeo. Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; the Licking (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo and the Washington Parish Free Fair Rodeo (Franklinton, La.). Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; finished the year 12th in the world standings with earnings of $97,309
• 2005: Won the Mid South Fair & Rodeo (Memphis, Tenn.) and the average title at the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede. Finished the year ranked 25th in the world with $35,535
• 2004: Won the Molalla (Ore.) Buckaroo and the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo (Canby, Ore.). Won the Wrangler Tour Round and average titles at the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City); finished 18th in the world with $54,253
• 2003: Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas); co-champion at the Lea County PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.). Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR and finished 13th in the world standings with $75,221
• 2002: Won the Heart 'O Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco, Texas); finished 24th in the world with $31,192
• 2001: Finished 26th in the world standings with $32,408
• 2000: Finished 31st in the world standings and first in the rookie standings with $24,140  

Awards
PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year in saddle bronc riding, 2000

Amateur
College National Finals Rodeo champion, 2002; Arkansas High School State Champion, 1994

Personal
5-9, 165 ... Wife, Kelly (married Aug. 29, 2009); Cody and Kelly were teammates on the University of Tennesee-Martin rodeo team ... Hobbies include hunting, fishing and jogging ... Became interested in rodeo through friends and began in 1992 ... His step-brother, Jermiah Diffee, is a PRCA saddle bronc rider ... His parents are Gordon and Nancy Diffee. His father works for the Arkansas State police department ... He is left-handed, but competes right-handed ... Graduated third in his class of 46 from Smackover (Ark.) High School...Favorite sports team is the Arkansas Razorbacks ... Rodeo idol is Tom Reeves
 
 
 
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