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Jake Wright


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 6/21/1989 Milford, Utah
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,018,641.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 6 (2012-17)
Current Residence: Milford, Utah

2017 world standings place: 8th
2017 WNFR standings place: 6th
2017 WNFR earnings: $76,705
2017 earnings: $168,450
Tour Finale Qualifications: 4 (2012-15)
RNCFR qualifications: 2 (2013-14)
Education: Western Texas College (Snyder)

Professional
2018 Highlights
• Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo
• Won the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Heber City, Utah)
• Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• Won the Meridian (Idaho) Lions Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Western Stampede (West Jordan, Utah)
• Co-champion at the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the Colorado (Pueblo) State Fair & Rodeo, 
the Farm-City Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), 
the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), 
the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Grand Island, Neb.), the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2016: Placed in four rounds to rank eighth at the Wrangler NFR. Finished eighth in the world standings with $166,818. Won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), the New Mexico (Albuquerque) State Fair & Rodeo, the Horse Heaven Round-up Wranglers Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Kennewick, Wash.), the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas) and the Mother Lode Round-Up (Sonora, Calif.). Won the all-around and saddle bronc riding at the Salmon (Idaho) Stampede PRCA Rodeo and the Evanston (Wyo) Cowboy Days Inc. Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.) and the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss)
• 2015: Placed in four rounds to rank third in the average at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Kissimmee, Fla.), the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Lehi (Utah) Round-Up, the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa), the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.), the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede, and the Pueblo Colorado Champions Challenge. Co-champion at the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo and the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.). Finished ninth in the world standings with $136,462
• 2014: Won Round 6 of the Wrangler NFR and placed in five additional rounds to finish third in the average and jump from 14th to fifth in the world standings with total earnings of $155,420. Won the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup; the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo; the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah); the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo; the Lehi (Utah) Roundup; the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo and the Gem State Classic ProRodeo Series (Blackfoot, Idaho). Co-champion at the Daniel Dopps Memorial RAM PRCA Rodeo (Mountain Home, Idaho)
• 2013: Won Rounds 1, 4, 7 and 8 at the Wrangler NFR to earn an event-best $106,270 and advance from seventh place to second in the final world standings with earnings of $194,365. Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah); the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup; the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days and the Summit County Fair & Rodeo (Coalville, Utah). Co-champion at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Gem State Classic ProRodeo (Blackfoot, Idaho)
• 2012: Shared the win in Round 2 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with an 84.5-point ride and then shared the win in Round 3 with twin brother Jesse with an 87-pointer; placed in two other rounds to advance from eighth to sixth in the final world standings. Won the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals (Heber City, Utah); the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.); the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho); the Industry (Calif.) Hills Charity ProRodeo; the Navajo Nation Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.); the Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho) and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo. Co-champion at the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.) and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days. Finished sixth in the world standings with $125,840
• 2011: Missed the 15th and final spot in the Wrangler NFR field by $85 to 2009 World Champion Jesse Kruse. Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Round-up. Won all-around and saddle bronc riding at the Barstow (Calif.) Boys & Girls Club PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah). Finished 16th in the world standings with $44,056
• 2010: Won the Wendy Wood Memorial (Cedar City, Utah); the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.) and the Barstow (Calif.) Boys and Girls Club Rodeo. Finished 47th in the world standings with $19,042

Amateur
Won the saddle bronc riding at the National High School Finals Rodeo, 2007. During his one year at Western Texas College he won the National College Finals Rodeo all-around title and was the Southwest Region champion in saddle bronc riding

Personal
5-9, 170 … Wife, Loni … Father, Bill, is a rancher and works in the concrete business; mother, Evelyn, is a school teacher … Jake is the twin brother of Jesse Wright, they are the eighth and ninth of 13 children … Brothers Cody, Jesse, Alex and Spencer are also PRCA saddle bronc riders … The Wrights broke new ground in 2014 when four of them (Jesse, Jake, Cody and Spencer) all qualified for the WNFR in the same year … By the end of the 2016 season, Jake and his brothers and nephews had 35 years of ProRodeo experience, 26 Wrangler NFR qualifications and four world titles … A documentary crew from Southern Utah University followed Cody’s quest for a world title in 2008 and produced the DVD Born To Ride. The SUU crew was back in 2014 to do a piece on the four Wright brothers in Wrangler NFR competition … Favorite rodeos are San Antonio, Spanish Fork, Utah, and Ogden, Utah … Favorite sports teams are the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers … Steak and mashed potatoes are his favorite foods … Likes to draw, hunt deer and elk and go fishing … Was a Utah high school wrestling champion in the 145-pound weight class … Also played football and baseball … Favorite musicians are George Strait and Alan Jackson … Exercises 45 minutes to an hour per day with a focus on running, sit-ups, push-ups and pull-ups … Favorite movie is “Gladiator” … Enjoys playing the video game “Big Buck Hunter”  
 
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