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Dean Tuftin

Born: 11/28/1970 Drayton Valley, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 1996
PRCA Career Earnings: $255,276.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2007)
Current Residence: Bend, Ore.

Retired in 2010
Tour Finale titles: 1
   Championship: 2007
Tour finale qualifications: 1
 Championship: 2007

Career Highlights
• 2010: Finished 320th in the world standings with $1,077
• 2007: with partner Speed Williams: First Canadian to qualify for the Wrangler NFR in team roping; won Round 8 and finished 11th in the average; won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas; won the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo; won the Showdown Rodeo, Palmdale, Calif.; won the Toppenish (Wash.) Pow-Wow and Rodeo; won the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup; won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship, Dallas; won the Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, Redmond, Ore.; finished 7th in the world standings with $128,957
• 2006: Won the three-head average title at the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo with Jakes Barnes
• 2003: Won the United States Team Roping Championships US Open Tour
• 1999: Finished 23rd in world standings as a header with earnings of $27,132
• Two-time Canadian Team Roping champion

6-1, 190...Wife Leslie; daughters Maysa (4) and Maggie (2).....Born and raised in Drayton Valley, Alberta, but now makes his home in Prineville, Oregon.....Dean grew up in the rodeo industry; his mother was a barrel racer, his father a team roper and his brother a Canadian bullfighter....Tuftin attributes much of his success to the lessons he learned when he was young, saying, “It is very important for people to understand that horsemanship and fundamentals are key in this business. You have to know how to make a good horse to keep winning.”....A talented country singer, Tuftin has been nominated for four Canadian country music awards, had a number one hit in 2004 with “Wide Open Highway” and released several top ten Canadian music videos.....In his spare time he enjoys golfing and hunting.
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