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Cory Petska


Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 9/3/1979 Norman, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 1998
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,805,392.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 13 (2003-11, 2013-16)
Current Residence: Marana, Ariz.

2016 world standings place: 7th
2016 WNFR standings place: 5th
2016 WNFR earnings: $116,192
2016 earnings: $190,411
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2005)
Tour Finale qualifications: 17
    Winter: 2000, 2003-05
    Summer: 2003-06
    Championship: 2003-06, 2008-09, 2013-15
RNCFR qualifications: 5 (1999, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)

Professional
2017 Highlights- partner Erich Rogers

• Won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas)
• Won the La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)
Career Highlights
• 2016: (Partner Cory Petska) Placed in five rounds to rank fifth at the Wrangler NFR. 
Won the California Rodeo Salinas, the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.). Won the all-around and team roping at the Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo. Co-champion at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.) and the Days Of The Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah)

Career Highlights
• 2015: (Erich Rogers) Placed in five rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.), the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Hellzapoppin' Rodeo (Buckeye, Ariz.), the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo. Finished ninth in the world standings with $159,712
• 2014: (Partner Erich Rogers) Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a second-place result in Round 7. Won the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Casper); the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo; the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup; the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo; the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.); the Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo; Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup (Riverton, Wyo.). Finished eighth in the world standings with $134,563
• 2013: (Partner Erich Rogers) Tied for first place in Round 2 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 4.5 seconds and placed in one other round; finished 10th in the world standings with $119,252. Won the Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo; the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up; the Omak (Wash.) Stampede; the Mobetta Stampede (Apache, Okla.); the Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.); the Sand Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas) and the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.)
• 2012: Finished 33rd in the world standings with $31,017 
• 2011: (Partner Matt Sherwood) Won Round 1 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 4.1 seconds and placed in six other rounds to finish third in the world standings with $170,472. Won the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo (Albuquerque, N.M.); the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Sheridan WYO Rodeo; the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho); the Safford (Ariz.) ProRodeo-May 27 and the Safford (Ariz.) ProRodeo-May 28. Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, with Colby Lovell. Co-champion at the Roots 'N' Boots ProRodeo (Queen Creek, Ariz.) 
• 2010: (Partner JoJo LeMond) Won Round 5 of the Wrangler NFR in 3.6 seconds and Round 6 in 3.9 seconds; placed in one other round. Finished fourth in the world standings with $164,646. Won the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days; the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede and the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); co-champion of the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas) and the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); set arena record of 3.7 seconds in winning first round of Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), with LeMond. Won the $50,000 Shootout Round at RodeoHouston aboard Daisy, owned by Mel Potter and trained by Petska, and won a total of $56,250, with Turtle Powell. Won the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.), with Aaron Tsinigine 
• 2009: (Partner Clay Tryan) Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including second-place results in Rounds 3 and 8. Won California Rodeo Salinas; the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho); the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup and the San Bernadino (Calif.) Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo. Won the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.), with Erich Rogers. Finished 11th in the world standings with $107,954
• 2008: Tied world record with a 3.5-second run (with Travis Tryan) in winning the eighth round of the Wrangler NFR; placed in two other rounds. Finished 13th in the world standings with earnings of $99,069. (Partner Keven Daniel) Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo; the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo; the Glennville (Calif.) Round-Up Rodeo and the Hesperia (Calif.) Recreation and Park District Rodeo
• 2007: (Partner Tee Woolman) Finished third in Round 1 and Round 10 of the Wrangler NFR and tied for third in Round 2. Won the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo; the Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.); the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Southwestern International Rodeo (El Paso, Texas) and the State Fair Championship Rodeo (Oklahoma City). Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo
• 2006: (Partner Shain Sproul) Placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR; won the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah); the Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo (Afton, Wyo.); the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo; the  Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition (Surrey, British Columbia) and the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2005: (Partner Tee Woolman) Won the average title at the Wrangler NFR with a total time of 71.7 seconds on 10 head, placing in seven rounds. Won the average title at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) and the Oakley (Utah) Independence Day Rodeo. Won the Grubstake Days Rodeo (Yucca Valley, Calif.), with Pat Boyle. Finished second in the world with $148,144
• 2004: Finished eighth in the world with $105,011. Was third in the Wrangler NFR average with Tee Woolman, tying for the win in Round 9 with a time of 3.8 seconds and placing in three additional 10 rounds to earn $57,760. Won average titles at California Rodeo Salinas and the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, with Clay Tryan. Semifinalist at the Summer Tour Finale (Omaha, Neb.), with Clay Tryan, and the Tour Championships (Dallas), with Tee Woolman
• 2003: Won the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), with Charles Pogue; finished 12th in the world standings with $74,311
• 2000: Finished 25th in the world standings with $26,252

Personal
5-11, 195 ... Wife, Sherry Cervi (married Sept. 21, 2014), is a four-time world champion barrel racer (1995, 1999, 2010, 2013) ... Mother, Gail Petska, was a two-time world champion barrel racer (1972-73), who who holds the National Finals Rodeo record (any event) for rounds won in a single NFR (seven in 1972). Father, Paul Petska, also team ropes and reached the NFR three times (1985-86, 1988) with his brother Monty Joe Petska; Monty Joe made it to the NFR 14 times in all, most recently in 2004 when he was 42. Cory's sister, Tye, qualified for the NFR barrel racing in 1994 …Enjoys fishing ... Favorite movie is Seabiscuit
 
 
 
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