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Jay Morrow


Events: Bull Riding
Born: 3/24/1983 Wayland, Iowa
Joined PRCA: 2004
PRCA Career Earnings: $115,299.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Wayland, Iowa

2011 World standings place: 166th
2011 earnings: $4,321
DNCFR qualifications: 2 (2007, 2009)
Education: Iowa State University, 2001; Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.), 2003-04, bachelor’s degree in small business management, with an emphasis on marketing

Professional
Career Highlights
• 2011: Won the Lake County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Grayslake, Ill.)
• 2009: Finished 193rd in the final world standings with $3,335
• 2008: Won the Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.); the Henderson County PRCA Stampede (Athens, Texas); the Broken Bit Arena PRCA Rodeo (Braham, Minn.); the Jackson County Pro Rodeo (Bellevue, Iowa); the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo; the Riverboat Days Rodeo (Yankton, S.D.); the Brown County Fair & Rodeo (De Pere, Wis.) and the Othello (Wash.) Rodeo; finished 28th in the final world standings with $46,431
• 2007: Won the Henderson County PRCA Stampede (Athens, Texas). Finished 95th in world standings with $10,792 in a season cut short by injury. Morrow shattered bones in his arm in 30 places and after he returned from that, he suffered a compound fracture and a slipped disc in his back
• 2006: Finished 84th in world standings with earnings of $13,795
• 2005: Finished 58th in world standings with earnings of $21,411; finished second at St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and at Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City)

Amateur
Finished sixth at the College National Finals Rodeo, 2004; qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo, 2001
 
Awards
Great Lakes Circuit Rookie of the Year, 2004

Personal
5-11, 170…Single…Nickname J-Byrd…Father Randy works for the city of Wayland, Iowa, with water control his primary area of responsibility, and mom Beth is a respiratory therapist at Jefferson County Hospital (Fairfield, Iowa); sister, Gwen, is a teacher; younger brothers, Tad and Zane, are high school students...Dad rodeoed for 19 years…Works in light construction when not on the rodeo trail, installing siding on houses, shingling roofs, putting steel tin on barns and putting up sheet rock…Enjoys outdoor sports, including fly fishing, bow hunting for deer and snow skiing …Works out in a gym three or four days a week…Competed in track, baseball, football, wrestling and basketball at Waco High School (Wayland) ; was all-conference or all-district in baseball, football and basketball. A second baseman, he considered accepting a baseball scholarship to play in college, but opted to concentrate on rodeo…Brother Tad was part of Waco’s state champion shuttle hurdle relay team in 2008 …. Favorite rodeos are Houston, St. Paul, Ore., and Fort Madison, Iowa, which is only 45 minutes from home ….Favorite movie is Lonesome Dove….Enjoys reading Louis L’Amour  novels and Joel O'Steen motivational books...Travels with Brent Menz
 
 
 
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