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Matt Funk


Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 3/18/1978 Wentatchee, Wash.
Joined PRCA: 2001
PRCA Career Earnings: $417,340.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2006, 2008)
Current Residence: Hermiston, Ore.

2011 World standings: 32nd (TR-Header), 299th (TR-Heeler)
2011 earnings: $29,823 (TR-Header), $1,586 (TR-Heeler)
Tour Finale qualifications: 2
    Winter: 2006
    Championship: 2006
DNCFR qualifications: 1 (2006)
Education: Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, Idaho), bachelor’s degree in business management

Professional
Career Highlights
• 2010: (Partner Bucky Campbell) Won the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede; the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); the Klamath Falls (Ore.) Great NW PRCA Rodeo and the Thunder Mountain ProRodeo (Longview, Wash.); finished 42nd in the world standings with $28,438
• 2009: Won the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, with Paul Eaves; finished 57th in the world standings with $14,938
• 2008: (Partner Bucky Campbell) Won Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 4.0 seconds and Round 6 in 3.7 seconds; finished 13th in the world standings with $101,540. Won the Great Northwest Pro Rodeo (Klamath Falls, Ore.); the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union, Ore.); the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo (Joseph, Ore.); the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair; the Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho) and the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)
• 2007: (Partner Bucky Campbell) Finished the regular season in 16th position, missing a second consecutive trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo by just $650. Won the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede; the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coer D’ Alene, Idaho); the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo; The Qualifier at the Fort (Fort Collins, Colo.) and the San Bernadino (Calif.) Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo
• 2006: (Partner Bucky Campbell) Qualified for his first Wrangler NFR and finished ninth in the world standings with $95,387. Won the Wild Rouge Pro Rodeo (Central Point, Ore.); the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo (Joseph, Ore.); the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede and the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Rodeo. Finished second at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.) and the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede
• 2005: (Partner Dusty Morse) Won the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo; the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition (Surrey, British Columbia) and the Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals. Finished the year ranked 17th in the world standings with $37,194
• 2004: Finished 30th in the world
• 2003: Finished 35th in the world

Amateur
College National Finals Rodeo team roping champion, 1999

Personal
5-11, 175 … Wife, Alecia (married Oct. 21, 2006) … Hobbies include training horses, putting on roping schools and playing basketball … Started competing in team roping when he was 8 years old … Father, Doug, is a veterinarian; his mother, Martha, is a designer and he has two sisters, Missy Downs and Melinda McDaniel, who rope as well … When not competing, he is a substitute teacher
 
 
 
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