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David Key


Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 2/28/1969 Bryan, Texas
Joined PRCA: 1989
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,452,831.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 9 (2000-07, 2009)
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2015 world standings place: 18th
2015 earnings: $57,598
Tour Finale titles: 1
   Championship: 2009
Tour Finale qualifications: 12
   Winter: 2002, 2004, 2006
   Summer: 2001, 2003-06
   Championship: 2004, 2006-07, 2009
RNCFR qualifications: 2 (2009-10)
Education: Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)

Professional
2015 Highlights - partner Martin Lucero
• Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo
• Won the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.)
• Won the ABC Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2014: Won the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo, with Kory Koontz and the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas), with Kory Koontz. Co-champion at the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show, with Jett Hillman. Finished 37th in the world standings with $34,577
• 2013: Won the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.), with Jett Hillman; the Young County PRCA Rodeo (Graham, Texas), with Paul Eaves and Rodeo Killeen (Texas), with Paul Eaves. Finished 39th in the world standings with $27,502
• 2012: Won the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.), with Bucky Campbell and the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse PRCA Rodeo (Cleburne, Texas), with Travis Woodard. Finished 22nd in the world standings with $49,047
• 2011: (Partner Clay O'Brien Cooper) Won Rodeo Killeen (Texas); finished 23rd in the world standings with $47,402
• 2010: (Partner Brad Culpepper) Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo;  the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.) and co-champion of the Treaty Day Celebration & PRCA ProRodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.). Won the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas), with Rich Skelton, and co-champion of the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo, with Matt Garza; finished 22nd in the world standings with $50,346
• 2009: (Partner Rich Skelton) Won Round 2 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.9 seconds and Round 6 in 4.2 seconds; placed in four additional rounds; finished fourth in the world standings with earnings of $164,474.  Won the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo; the Fourth of July Celebration (Window Rock, Ariz.); the Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo (Bandera, Texas) and the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.); co-champion at the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.), with Brad Culpepper. Won the Walker County Fair Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas), with Marty Becker
• 2008: (Partner Kory Koontz) Won the Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo (Waco) and the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo. Won the Kitsap County Fair & Rodeo (Bremerton, Wash.), with Marty Becker. Finished 17th in the world standings with earnings of $54,587
• 2007: (Partner Kory Koontz) Won Rounds 7 and 10 at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco); the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and the XIT Rodeo and Reunion (Dalhart, Texas); co-champion at the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo. Finished sixth in the world standings with $131,931
• 2006: (Partner Kory Koontz) Placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, sharing the win in the ninth round with a time of 4.4 seconds. Finished third at the Winter Tour Finale (Tulsa, Okla.). Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas). Won the Fourth of July Youth Celebration and PRCA Pro Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.); the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas) and the Guadalupe County PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas). Finished fourth in the world standings with $145,478
• 2005: (Partner Clayton Grant) Won the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque); the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah) and the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show & Rodeo (Union, Ore.). Won the average title at the Puyallup (Wash.) Rodeo, with Clint Robinson. Finished the year ranked 12th in the world standings with $72,190
• 2004: (Partner Clay O’Brien Cooper) Finished fourth in the world standings with $136,136 and was 10th in the Wrangler NFR average, picking up $40,400. Won the Somervell County Rodeo (Glen Rose, Texas); RodeoHouston and the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver) and the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Rodeo; was a finalist at Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas) and won the most money among team ropers with $15,471; was a semifinalist at the Summer Tour Finale (Omaha, Neb.) and the Tour Championships (Dallas). Placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, tying for the win in Round 8 with a 4.0-second run
• 2003: (Partner Clay O'Brien Cooper) Won the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo; the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ‘76 Rodeo and the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo. Finished fourth in the world standings with $105,553
• 2002: (Partner Dugan Kelly) Qualified for the Olympic Command Performance Rodeo (Farmington, Utah); won the Sheridan (Wyo.) Fair & Rodeo and the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo. Finished ninth in the world standings with $96,994
• 2001: (Partner Dugan Kelly) Summer Wrangler ProRodeo Tour team roping points leader; won California Rodeo Salinas and the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup. Finished seventh in the world standings with $101,623

Amateur
College National Finals Rodeo team roping champion, 1988; National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region team roping champion, 1988; qualified for Texas High School Finals Rodeo, 1987

Personal
6-1, 180 ... Wife, Josey; sons, Kooper David and Kase Riley. Riley Key, 18, the son of David Key and Tammy Fischer, died in a road accident on June 27, 2009  ... Hobbies include golf ... Father, Kenneth, works in the oil field and mother, Linda, is a secretary; has one sister ... Inducted into the Tarleton State University Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2015
 
 
 
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