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Matt Shiozawa


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 5/3/1980 Pocatello, Idaho
Joined PRCA: 1999
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,844,306.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 9 (2005-07, 2009, 2011-12, 2014-16)
Current Residence: Chubbuck, Idaho

2016 world standings place: 9th
2016 WNFR standings place: 10th
2016 WNFR earnings: $89,679
2016 earnings: $161,281
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2011)
Tour Finale qualifications: 8
    Winter: 2005-06
    Summer: 2002, 2006
    Championship: 2005-06, 2012, 2014
RNCFR titles: 3 (2008, 2012-13)
RNCFR qualifications: 8 (2008-13, 2015-16)
Education: Vernon (Texas) Regional Junior College

Professional
2017 Highlights

• Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.)
• Fort Herriman PRCA Rodeo (Herriman, Utah)

Career Highlights  

• 2016: Won Round 7 and placed in five rounds to rank 10th at the Wrangler NFR. Won the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Heber City, Utah), the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days, the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo, Won the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Pro Rodeo, Won the Evanston (Wyo) Cowboy Days Inc. and the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo (Merritt, British Columbia). Co-champion at the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah)
• 2015: Won Round 7 and placed in three other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Kissimmee, Fla.), the Redding (Calif.) Wrangler Champions Challenge, the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas), the Ram Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Heber City, Utah), the Las Vegas (Nev.) Elks Helldorado Days, the Grand Prairie (Alberta) Stompede, That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo, the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo and Utah's Own Rodeo (Salt Lake City). Co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Champions Challenge, at the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.) and the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo). Finished third in the world standings with $216,835
• 2014: Shared wins in Rounds 6 and 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and placed in three additional rounds en route to finishing third in the average and third in the final world standings with $199,888. Won the Horse Heaven Round-up (Kennewick, Wash.); the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede; the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.); the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.); the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.); That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah); the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah); the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah) and the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-up Wrangler Champions Challenge (Kennewick, Wash.) and the Rocky ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta)
• 2013: Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City, Okla.); the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah); the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo; the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah) and the 29th Annual Andy Devine Days Rodeo (Kingman, Ariz.). Won the all-around at the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah). Finished 28th in the tie-down roping world standings with $41,723
• 2012: Won Round 5 and placed in four other rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City, Okla.); the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho); the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.); Strawberry Days (Pleasant Grove, Utah); the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho) and the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah). Co-champion at the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo and the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas). Finished 10th in the world standings with $121,798
• 2011: Won the Wrangler NFR average championship with a time of 88.3 seconds on 10 head after winning Rounds 1 (7.3) and 2 (7.4) and placing in three other rounds; jumped from 11th to second place in the final world standings with $173,776. Won the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Ogden, Utah); the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; the Rocky ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta); the Taber (Alberta) ProRodeo; won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Pony Express Days Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah); co-champion at the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo; the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Round-up
• 2010: Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah); the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Bear Paw Round-Up (Chinook, Mont.); the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair and Rodeo; the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo (Glasgow, Mont.) and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; his time of 16.7 seconds on two head tied the arena record set by Fred Whitfield in 2002. Co-champion of the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.); the Pony Express Days Pro Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah) and the Cold Lake (Alberta) Stampede. Finished 22nd in the final world standings with $59,036
• 2009: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished 15th in the world standings with $97,045. Co-champion at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; won That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta); the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; Utah's Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City); the Jerome County Fair & Rodeo (Jerome, Idaho); the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); the Davis County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Farmington, Utah); the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.). Won the all-around at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Cache County Fair & Rodeo (Logan, Utah)
• 2008: Won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pocatello, Idaho); the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Great American West Rodeo (Logan, Utah); the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.); the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede; the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup and the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Ogden, Utah). Finished 19th in the world standings with earnings of $56,549
• 2007: Won Round 4 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.7 seconds and placed in five rounds. Finished ninth in the world standings with $119,835. Won the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Jaycees Parada del Sol; the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show & Rodeo (Union, Ore.); the Daines Ranch Road (Innisfail, Alberta); the Wendy Wood Memorial (Cedar City, Utah); the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Day Stampede; the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup and the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Ogden, Utah). Co-champion at That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho) and the Cache County Fair & Rodeo (Logan, Utah)
• 2006: Placed in five rounds at the Wrangler NFR en route to a second-place finish in the average with a time of 105.4 seconds on 10 head and a second-place finish in the world standings behind Cody Ohl with $159,071. He won the sixth round with a time of 7.2 seconds and the seventh round in 6.9 seconds. Co-champion at the NILE Pro Rodeo (Billings, Mont.). Won the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah); the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Desertview Pro Rodeo (Castle Dale, Utah); the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo; the Showdown Rodeo (Palmdale, Calif.) and the Fort Herriman (Utah) Memorial PRCA Rodeo. Won the Tour Round at Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Tour Round and average titles at the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo
• 2005: Won or shared the victory in three consecutive rounds at his first Wrangler NFR. Won the seventh round in a time of 7.0 seconds, the eighth with a 7.2-second run and tied for the win in the ninth round with a 7.6. Placed in two other rounds. Won the Cassia County Fair and Rodeo (Burley, Idaho); the Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo (Kalispell, Mont.); the Northside Showdown Pro Rodeo (Jerome, Idaho); That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Ute Stampede (Nephi, Utah); the Showdown Rodeo (Palmdale, Calif.) and the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished first in the Wrangler ProRodeo Winter Tour standings and was eighth in the final world standings with $125,381
• 2004: Finished 20th in the world standings with $53,866; won the Ramona (Calif.) Round-up Rodeo; the Lehi (Utah) Round-up; the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) and That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• 2003: Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
• 2002: Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo
• 2001: Won the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days Rodeo

Amateur
National High School Rodeo tie-down roping and all-around champion, 1998; team roping champion (with Randon Adams), 1999

Personal
5-11, 180 ... Wife, Ali (married April 13, 2007), is an assistant rodeo coach at Idaho State University; daughters, Stella (born March 17, 2010), Lorelei (born May 9, 2012) and Ivory (born May 6, 2014) … His father, Kent, competed in amateur rodeos and taught Matt to rope at an early age; mother, Nancy ... Relaxes by competing in other sports …Was an all-state point guard for the Moapa Valley Pirates basketball team in Logandale, Nev. Took his team to the state tournament in 1999, but lost to Boulder City in the championship game. He also played football
 
 
 
 
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