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Marty Yates

Events: Tie-down Roping, Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 7/6/1994 Stephenville, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $573,339.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2014-16)
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2016 world standings place: 4th
2016 WNFR standings place: 15th
2016 WNFR earnings: $130,665
2016 earnings: $194,212
Tour Finale qualifications: 2 (2014-15)
RNCFR titles: 1 (2015)
RNCFR qualifications: 2 (2015-16)
Education: Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas)

2016 Highlights

• Won Round 5, co-champion in Round 9, and placed in six rounds to rank 15th at the Wrangler NFR. Climbed from 15th to fourth in the WEATHERGUARD PRCA World Standings. 
• Won the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.)
• Won the West of The Pecos (Texas) Rodeo
• Won the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.)
• Won the Helldorado Days Rodeo (Las Vegas, Nev.)
• Won the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Chisholm (Okla.) Trail Stampede
• Won the Bandera (Texas) Pro Rodeo
• Won the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse (Cleburne, Texas)
• Won the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.)
• Won the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas)
• Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2015: Split the win in Round 2 and placed in three rounds at the Wrangler NFR.  Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.). Won Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Logandale, Nev.),the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.), the Lehi (Utah) Round-Up, the Pueblo (Colo.) Wrangler Champions Challenge, and the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas). Co-champion the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.). Finished sixth in the world standings with $186,281
• 2014: Won at least a share of Rounds 1, 4 and 6 in his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut and placed in one other round. Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the SandHills Stock Show Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Buc Days ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) and the Young County Rodeo (Graham, Texas). Co-champion at the IPE & Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia); the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho). Finished sixth in the world standings with $141,268
• 2013: Won the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo; the Yellowstone River Roundup (Billings, Mont.); the Hellzapoppin Rodeo (Buckeye, Ariz.) and co-champion at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede. Won the second round of Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo in 6.7 seconds. Finished 43rd in the world standings and third in the rookie standings behind Caleb Smidt and Jesse Clark with $30,745
• 2012: Won the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo; the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.); and the Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo Series-Aug. 25; earned $12,189 on his permit

Qualified for National High School Finals Rodeo in 2012 and finished 12th in team roping

6-0, 180 … Single … Father, Marty Sr. (deceased), was a Texas state high school rodeo champion and competed for Tarleton State University (the school offers a scholarship bearing his name). Mother, Angie, also competed in rodeo; uncle, J.W. Hampton, won the 1994 Texas high school team roping championship with Trevor Brazile; aunt, J.J. Hampton, is a 17-time WPRA champion … Primary competition horse is 7-year-old Chicken … Cody Ohl and Trevor Brazile are among his mentors … Graduated from Huckabay High School (Stephenville, Texas), where he played basketball for four years as a center/forward … Still plays basketball every chance he gets and enjoys hunting
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