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Hunter Cure

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 10/8/1983 De Leon, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $781,036.00
World Titles Won: 2 (2013, 2015)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 3 (2009, 2013, 2015)
Current Residence: Holliday, Texas

2017 world standings place: 33rd
2017 earnings: $47,285
Tour Finale qualifications: 2
   Championship: 2009, 2013
RNCFR qualification: 1 (2010)
Education: Texas Tech University (Lubbock), bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics; Howard College (Big Spring, Texas), associate’s degree in general studies

2018 Highlights
• Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo 
• Won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• Won the Central Wyoming (Casper) Fair & PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• Won the Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.)
• Co-champion at the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.), 
the Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial (Roswell, N.M.), the San Juan Stampede (Monticello, Utah) and the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo (Merritt, British Columbia). Co-champion at the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2016: Did not compete
• 2015: Split the win in Round 2 and placed in five other rounds at the Wrangler NFR to capture his second world title with $241,515. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene). Was co-champion at the Wichita Falls (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, April 25
• 2014: Won the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.) and the Seven Clans PRCA Rodeo (Cherokee, N.C.). Finished 28th in the world standings with $35,837
• 2013: Won Round 5 (4.1 seconds) and Round 8 (3.8) of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and earned checks in seven rounds overall, allowing him to rise from seventh place to his first world championship with $173,355. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque, N.M.); the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the ABC ProRodeo (Lubbock, Texas)
• 2012: Won the Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Rodeo; finished 60th in the world standings with $19,128
• 2011: Won the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas); finished 64th in the world standings with $16,575
• 2010: Won the Sundre (Alberta)  Pro Rodeo and the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); finished 32nd in the world standings with $36,144
• 2009: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR en route to a sixth-place result in the average; won the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.); finished 11th in the world standings with $96,521
• 2008: Co-champion at the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper). Finished 18th in the world standings
• 2007: Won average title at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; qualified for the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo and Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo, the first two events in the Tour Playoffs series

Cure was a member of the Texas Tech rodeo team for three years and advanced to the College National Finals Rodeo each time; won the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region title and collegiate national championship in 2004; won the NIRA Southwest Region title in 2006

6-0, 195…Wife, Bristi (married 2006), daughter Halli (May 25, 2012), son, Hayes (June 21, 2014). Both Hunter and Bristi attended Texas Tech and were members of the rodeo team. Bristi competed in the barrel racing, and she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications … Hunter’s uncle, Joe Howard Williamson, has won several world championships in cutting … Cure runs cattle on his Holliday, Texas, ranch and provides stock for the steer wrestling competitions in San Antonio, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas;  San Angelo, Texas, Houston and the Timed Event Championships in Guthrie, Okla. … He also likes hunting deer and wild hogs …Hunter lost two horses in a semi-truck accident in March 2007 … He travels with fellow steer wrestler Jack Hodges and Jack’s father, Lloyd Hodges, who hazes for them …His favorite restaurant is Outback Steakhouse, and his favorite food is steak
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