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Louie Brunson


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 1/14/1986 Tilden, Neb.
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $146,756.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Interior, S.D.

2016 world standings place: 40th
2016 earnings: $22,330
Education: Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College; Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)

Professional 
2017 Highlights
• Won the Mid-Western Rodeo (Manawa, Wis.)
• Co-champion at the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Bismarck, N.D.)

Career Highlights

• 2016: Won the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days and the Pine City (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo
• 2015: Won the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City). Finished 87th in the world standings with $8,340
• 2014: Won the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.). Co-champion at the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede. Finished 57th in the world standings with $15,423
• 2013: Won the Horse Heaven Round-Up Rodeo (Kennewick, Wash.);
 A Tribute to the Great American Cowboy (Casper, Wyo.) and the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.). Co-champion at the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas). Finished 41st in the world standings with $19,296
• 2012: Won the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.); the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.); the Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Marshall, Minn.); the Defeat of Jesse James Days Rodeo (Northfield, Minn.) and the Tomah (Wis.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.). Finished 37th in the world standings with $25,273
• 2011: Won the Sheridan (Wyo.) WYO Rodeo; the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo and the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. Finished 34th in the world standings with $22,975
• 2010: Won the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.) and the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.); co-champion at Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg); finished 33rd in the world standings with $29,404
• 2009: Co-champion at California Rodeo Salinas, the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.) and the Sturgis (S.D.) Western Heritage Days PRCA Rodeo. Finished 24th in the world standings with $35,390
• 2008: Won the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo and the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-up; finished 28th in the world standings with earnings of $31,191
• 2007: Won bareback riding titles at the Bossier County Dodge PRCA Rodeo (Fairfield, Texas), the Beaver Valley Horse Club Rodeo (Strasburg, N.D.) and Nebraska’s Big Rodeo (Burwell); qualified for the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo; finished 55th in the final world standings with $14,946
• 2006: Won event titles at the Sitting Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.) and the Riverboat Days PRCA Rodeo (Yankton, S.D.); was co-champion at the Phil Gardenhire Memorial (Poteau, Okla.); qualified for the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, finishing fourth in the average
Amateur
Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in 2005,  2007-08
Personal
5-10, 150…Single...Is the son of Jane and the late Charles Brunson…Has an older sister, Frankie, and three younger brothers, Cody, Kylie and Wylie…Was born Charles Vernon Brunson, but his dad gave him the nickname “Louie” and it stuck…Jane is a restaurant manager…Graduated from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte (S.D.) High School with around 60 classmates…Enjoys bowling and shooting pool…Studied agriculture services and development at Tarleton State University, graduating in May 2008…Travels with Tyler Corrington, Jordan Furnish and Will Payne
 
 
 
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