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Darrell Petry

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 1/25/1970 Winnie, Texas
Joined PRCA: 1996
PRCA Career Earnings: $307,110.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Beaumont, Texas

2019 world standings place: Did not compete

Career Highlights

• 2018: Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 233rd in the world standings with $3,210
• 2017: Did not compete
• 2016: Finished 363rd in the world standings with $839 
• 2015: Won the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas)
• Won the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas)
• Co-champion at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas). Finished 80th in the world standings with $14,686
• 2014: Won the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas) and the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show. Finished 81st in the world standings with $14,148
• 2013: Finished 79th in the world standings with $14,249
• 2012: Finished 91st in the world standings with $12,085
• 2011: Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the Leesville (La.) Lions Club Rodeo; the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo. Finished 18th in the world standings with $48,200
• 2010: Won the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; finished 38th in the world standings with $27,126
• 2009: Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport, La.) and the De Ridder (La.) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo; finished 21st in the world standings with $49,025
• 2008: Won the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas); the Trinity Valley Exposition (Liberty, Texas); the Harris County PRCA Rodeo & Fair (Houston) and the Lonestar Stampede (Conroe, Texas); co-champion at the Glen Rose (Texas) Pro Rodeo. Finished 45th in the world standings with $23,996

Five-time Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association steer wrestling champion; United Professional Rodeo Association steer wrestling champion, 2006

6-3, 245 … Single … Mother, Barbara LaBay, is a social services director for the Salvation Army in Texas; father, James Lightfoot, is deceased; brothers, Kelvin and David Cormier (deceased) … Darrell works for the Salvation Army as an inventory manager at the warehouse in Beaumont, Texas, when he is not on the road competing … Elected steer wrestling event representative to the PRCA Contestant Executive Council in 2014 ... Enjoys riding horses for relaxation, fishing and dancing to zydeco music … Favorite rodeos are the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.) and RodeoHouston … Silence of the Lambs is his favorite film … Graduated from Hampshire-Fannett High School 1988, in a class of 100 … Got involved in rodeo because his dad competed in steer wrestling, but came to the sport late; he didn’t run his first steer until he was 20 ... He was featured in a documentary film, Cowboy Christmas, released in 2013 through the University of Southern Illinois ... Underwent surgery on his right knee on July 30, 2015 to repair a torn ACL, putting him out of action for more than six months
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