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Cole Elshere


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 12/12/1989
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $418,297.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2012-14)
Current Residence: Faith, S.D.

2016 world standings place: 21st
2016 earnings: $43,923
Tour Finale qualifications: 3 (2012-14)
RNCFR qualifications: 3 (2010-11, 2013)
Education: Gillette (Wyo.) College

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Won the saddle bronc riding at the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper)
• Won the all-around at the Nebraska's (Burwell) Big Rodeo
• Won the all-around at the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.)
• Won the all-around at the Adrian Foote Memorial (Newtown, N.D.)
• Won the all-around and saddle bronc riding at the Georgia National Jr. Livestock Show & Rodeo (Perry, Ga.)
• Won the all-around and saddle bronc riding at the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.)
• Won the all-around and saddle bronc riding at the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City, N.D.)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Won the Red Horse Ranch PRCA Rodeo (Fergus Falls, Minn.), the Campbell County Rodeo (Herried, S.D.) and the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Montana's Biggest Weekend (Dillon). Finished 37th in the world standings with $24,483
• 2014: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Redding, Calif.), Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo, the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), the Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo, the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.), the Bear Paw Roundup (Chinook, Mont.), the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo, the Sioux Empire Fair Rodeo (Sioux Falls, S.D.),  and the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.). Co-champion at the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque) and the Whoop-Up Days (Lethbridge, Alberta). Finished 14th in the world standings with $82,449
• 2013: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished 11th in the world standings with $94,821. Won the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City, N.D.); the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo; the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.); the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede; the Scotts Bluff County Fair & Rodeo (Mitchell, Neb.) and the Whoop-Up Days Rodeo (Lethbridge, Alberta). Co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho); the Rotary Classic Rodeo (Starkville, Miss.) and the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas)
• 2012: Won Round 5 of the Wrangler NFR with an 83-point ride on Burch Rodeo Company's Lunatic Fringe and placed in three other rounds on his way to finishing fourth in the average standings at his first NFR and seventh in the world standings with $124,437. Won the NILE Pro Rodeo (Billings, Mont.); the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.); the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.) and the North Central Rodeo (Medford, Wis.). Co-champion at the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo (Albuquerque, N.M.); the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)(Oct. 2011) and the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• 2011: Won A Tribute to Chris Ledoux Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.); the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo; the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo and the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.). Finished 36th in the world standings with $20,838 
• 2010: Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo; the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza; the Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.) and the Capitol Legends PRCA Rodeo (Fort Pierre, S.D.); co-champion at the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.). Finished with earnings of $20,611 while competing on his permit
• 2009: Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.); the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo and the Rosebud (S.D.) Casino; co-champion at the Energy Town Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.) and at the Sturgis (S.D.) Western Heritage Rodeo. Badlands Circuit year-end champion
Amateur
NIRA Central Rocky Mountain Region saddle bronc riding points leader, 2010
Personal
5-8, 145 … Single … Parents, Andy and Donella Elshere, are ranchers; sister, Kami … Cousins J.J. and Ryan Elshere are PRCA saddle bronc riders; he names J.J., a four-time Wrangler NFR qualifier, as his “rodeo idol” … Works on the family ranch when he is not on the road competing … Graduated from Faith (S.D.) High School in 2008 in a class of 15 … Enjoys hunting, watching pro football and playing cribbage … Favorite rodeo is the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 because of its “hometown feel” … Favorite movie is Almost Heroes, favorite book is the Bible, favorite music is country and favorite meal is steak … Dream livestock draw is Burch Rodeo Company’s Lunatic Fringe
 
 
 
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