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Dakota Eldridge


Events: Steer Wrestling, Team Roping (Heading), Tie-down Roping
Born: 8/9/1991 Elko, Nev.
Joined PRCA: 2012
PRCA Career Earnings: $722,468.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2013-16)
Current Residence: Elko, Nev.

2016 world standings place: 6th
2016 WNFR standings place: 4th
2016 WNFR earnings: $94,721
2016 earnings: $176,673
WNFR average titles: 1 (2015)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
Education: Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton, Ore.), associate of science degree

2017 Highlights
• Won the the all-around and steer wrestling at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo
• Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Lehi (Utah) Roundup
• Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.)

• Won the California Rodeo Salinas
• Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo
 
• Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)
 
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Santa Maria, Calif.)
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Grand Island, Neb.) 

• Won the all-around at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas)
• Won the all-around at the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
• Won the all-around at the Parada Del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
• Won the Pony Express Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah) 
• Co-champion at the Helldorado Days Rodeo (Las Vegas, Nev.)   
Career Highlights 

• 2016: Won Round 7 and placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank fourth in the average. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Pasadena, Texas), the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days, and the Wranglers Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Co-champion at the Lehi (Utah) Roundup and the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede
• 2015: Won Round 4 and placed in three other rounds at the Wrangler NFR to win his first WNFR average title with a time of 45.6 seconds on 10 head and move from 12th to second in the world standings, with $211,669. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Kissimmee, Fla.), the Pueblo Colorado Champions Challenge, the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.),and the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union)
• 2014: Won Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in a time of 3.3 seconds, shared first place in Round 7 and earned a check in one additional round en route to finishing third in the average and rising from ninth to fifth in the final world standings. Won the Sheridan (Wyo.) WYO Rodeo and the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.). Won the all-around and steer wrestling at La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.). Won the all-around at the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo. Finished fifth in the world standings with $136,726
• 2013: Won Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 4.2 seconds and placed in four other rounds on his way to finishing 2nd in the average and rising from 15th to fifth in the final world standings with $141,927. He also finished fifth in the all-around standings. Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union). Won the all-around, steer wrestling and tie-down roping at the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco)
• 2012: Won the all-around at Parada del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the all-around and steer wrestling at the Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo (Longview, Wash.). Co-champion in the steer wrestling at the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and co-champion in the tie-down roping at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo (Central Point, Ore.). Finished 20th in the all-around world standings with $37,406 and 35th in steer wrestling
• 2011: Won the all-around at the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.), the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo (Longview, Wash.); earned $20,878 on his permit
• 2010: Earned $10,059 on his permit

Amateur
Three-time all-around, two-time steer wrestling one-time tie-down champion in the Nevada High School Rodeo Association. Twice qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.)

Awards
PRCA Resistol All-Around and Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year, 2012

Personal
6-2, 220 … Single … Parents, Mark and Veronica … Enjoys snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling and hunting; he won the slalom race at the 2012 Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs, Colo.  … Graduated from Elko (Nev.) High School in 2009 ... Favorite meal is a ribeye steak and peach cobbler.
 
 
 
 
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