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D.V. Fennell


Events: Bareback Riding, Bull Riding
Born: 8/20/1973 Monticello, Utah
Joined PRCA: 1994
PRCA Career Earnings: $377,577.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2009-10)
Current Residence: Porum, Okla.

2013 world standings place: 94th
2013 earnings: $5,674
Tour Finale qualifications:  2
    Winter: 2006
    Championship: 2009
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2006)
Education: Vernon (Texas) Regional College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University, degree in animal science
 
Professional
Career Highlights
• 2013:  Won the Leesville (La.) Lions Club Rodeo and co-champion at the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo
• 2011: Won the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.); co-champion at the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas). Finished 41st in the world standings with $20,477
• 2010: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo;  the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo  and  Jackson County ProRodeo (Bellevue, Iowa).  co-champion of Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell); the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo;  the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and  the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union); finished 15th in the world standings with $68,251
• 2009: Tied for fourth place in the average at his first Wrangler NFR and finished ninth in the world standings with earnings of $130,976; won the Licking (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo;  Eddy County Pro Rodeo (Carlsbad, N.M.);  the Ouray County Fair & Rodeo (Ridgway, Colo.); the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo and the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo; co-champion at the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede and  the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw Pro Rodeo
• 2008: Missed almost the entire season due to injury; underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and capsule in his shoulder and had an arthroscopic procedure on his elbow
• 2007: Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Topeka, Kan.)
• 2006: Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo; co-champion at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.)
• 2005: Finished the year 22nd in the world with $44,140. Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup and the Southwestern International Livestock Show and Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); was the Prairie Circuit champion
• 1996: Finished the year 55th in the world with $12,295

Amateur
Member of the College National Finals men’s championship team at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1993

Personal
5-10, 165 … Single ... Hobbies include riding colts, fishing and taking naps … Grew up on an Oklahoma ranch and got interested in rodeo after watching Bruce Ford on TV … Fennell got on practice horses just about every day, and he started competing in rodeo in 1990. He went to college on a rodeo scholarship and rode bulls, but at the end of college he was pretty much done with bull riding … In 2005, he thought about giving up rodeo until a then-rookie talked him into buying his card again. Justin McDaniel, the rookie, encouraged him to continue, and the two began traveling together. McDaniel went on to win the Rookie of the Year award in 2005 and the World Championship in 2008 … When not competing, D.V. works in construction building log homes; he built his own two-story home from scratch … His father, Dudley, is a cowboy, and his mother and stepfather, Judy and Don Barrett, are ranchers...Favorite rodeo is San Angelo, Texas, because he has won good checks there in the past. Favorite type of food is Mexican, favorite book is the Bible, favorite movie is Gladiator, and favorite type of music is Christian contemporary … Graduated from Valliant (Okla.) High School in a class of 30 … His rodeo role models are 1998 Bareback Riding World Champion Mark Gomes and 2000 Bareback Riding World Champion Jeff Collins, with whom he rodeoed early in his career…Maintains own website at dvfennell.wordpress.com … Appeared on the Cowboys of Faith DVD ... When he qualified for the 2009 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo he was the first Missouri resident to make the NFR field since bull rider Lyle Sankey in 1980
 
 
 
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