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Cory Solomon


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 7/27/1990 Houston, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $774,297.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2011-12, 2015-16)
Current Residence: Prairie View, Texas

2016 world standings place: 10th
2016 WNFR standings place: 5th
2016 WNFR earnings: $73,462
2016 earnings: $160,854
Tour Finale qualifications: 2 (2012, 2015)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2015)
Education: Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas), business

Professional

2017 Highlights
• Won the  Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)
• Won the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo (Merritt, British Columbia)
• Won the Utah's (Salt Lake City) Own Rodeo At The Utah State Fair

• Co-champion at the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo

Career Highlights
• 2016: Placed in five rounds to rank fifth at the Wrangler NFR. Won the all-around and was co-champion in tie-down roping at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas). Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.), the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Pueblo Colorado Wrangler Champions Challenge, and the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots. Co-champion at the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up
• 2015: Won Round 5 and placed in three other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Finished 12th in the world standings with $143,252
• 2014: Won the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco, Texas); the Kinsmen Pro Rodeo (Brooks, Alberta); the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. Finished 16th in the world standings with $57,828
• 2013: Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Las Vegas (Nev.) Elks Helldorado Days; the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); finished 16th in the world standings with $58,928
• 2012: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 11th in the world standings with $110,584
• 2011: Won Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 7.6 seconds and placed in three other rounds and finished third in the world standings with $158,963. Won the Inter-state Fair & Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.); the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede; the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede; the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas)
• 2010: Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo) and the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.); co-champion at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.), with Fred Whitfield. Finished 41st in the final world standings with $30,443
• 2009: Won the Hellorado Days Rodeo (Las Vegas) and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene); finished 39th in the world standings with $33,120 and second in the tie-down roping rookie standings behind Shane Hanchey

Amateur
Set Texas high school record with a 7.1-second tie-down roping run as a sophomore

Personal
5-7, 152 … Single … Father, Larry, runs the farm at Prairie View A&M University (his alma mater), and mother, Caralita, also works in the agriculture department at the school in Prairie View, Texas; he has two older brothers, Kenneth and Lawrence, who are also PRCA ropers … Cory and his brothers learned how to rope from their dad, who competed in amateur rodeos; Cory started roping when he was 4 … Enjoys playing basketball and swimming … Travels with childhood friends Shane Hanchey and Tuf Cooper … Favorite meals are seafood and steak … Favorite film is The Blind Side

 
 
 
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