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Matt Zancanella

Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 4/9/1976 Rock Springs, Wyo.
Joined PRCA: 1995
PRCA Career Earnings: $843,798.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 3 (2002-04)
Current Residence: Aurora, S.D.

2018 world standings place: 183rd
2018 earnings: $5,217
Tour Finale qualifications: 7
   Winter: 2001, 2003
   Summer: 2002-04
   Championships: 2003, 2010
RNCFR qualifications: 3 (2000, 2008-09)
Education: Eastern Wyoming College (Torrington)

2019 Highlights- Partner Braden Pirrung

• Won the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.)
• Won the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo
• Won the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.)
• Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.), with Jr. Dees
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo, with Jr. Dees. Won the Extreme Events Championship Rodeo (Waconia, Minn.), with Braden Pirrung. Finished 62nd in the world standings with $20,982

• 2016: (Partner Jr. Dees) Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days, the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.), the Richland County Fair & Rodeo (Sidney, Mont.) and the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo. Finished 26th in the world standings with $41,539
• 2015: (Partner Shaw Loiseau) Won the Minnesota Horse Exposition Rodeo (St. Paul), the Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo, the Defeat of Jesse James Days Rodeo (Northfield, Minn.), and the RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.). Finished 116th in the world standings with $8,653
• 2014: (Partner Shaw Loiseau) Won the Jackson County ProRodeo (Bellevue, Iowa); the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo and the Jesse James Days Rodeo (Northfield, Minn.). Finished 89th in the world standings with $10,591
• 2013: (Partner Ty Blasingame) Won the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah); the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days; the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.) and the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days. Finished 26th in the world standings with $41,832
• 2012: Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days. Co-champion at the North Central Rodeo (Medford, Wis.); the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo and the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo. Finished 28th in the world standings with $37,209
• 2011: (Partner Bubba Buckaloo) Won the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.), the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza, and the Linn County Fair & Rodeo (Mound City, Kan.). Finished 35th in the world standings with $27,367
• 2010: (Partner Colby Siddoway) Won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; finished 21st in the world standings with $47,338
• 2009: (Partner Colby Siddoway) Co-champion at the Deseret Peak Stampede (Tooele, Utah). Won the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede; the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and the Red Desert Round Up (Rock Springs, Wyo.). Finished 21st in the world standings with $43,499
• 2008: (Partner J.B. Lord) Won the Beaver Valley Horse Club Rodeo (Strasburg, N.D.); the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.) and the Riverboat Days PRCA Rodeo (Yankton, S.D.). Won the Broken Bit Arena Rodeo (Braham, Minn.), with Shaw Loiseau. Finished 66th in the world standings with $12,840
• 2007: (Partner J.B. Lord) Won the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City) and the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.). Finished 51st in world standings
• 2006: (Partner Wes Goodrich) Won the Tour Round at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)
• 2004: Placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with partner Wade Wheatley, and was fifth in the average. Finished the year ranked 10th in the world with $91,452. (Partner Travis Tryan) Won the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah) and the Greeley (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Stampede. Won the Tour Round at the Dinosaur Days Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); was the co-champion at Walla Walla (Wash.) Fair and Frontier Days Rodeo
• 2003: (Partner Travis Tryan) Co-champion in Round 1 of the Wrangler NFR with a 4.6-second run; finished 10th in the world standings with $86,171. Won the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo; La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up, and the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
• 2002: (Partner Travis Tryan) Won the NILE Rodeo (Billings, Mont.); the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo and the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore.); finished 11th in the world with $90,197 after placing in three rounds and earning $21,109 in his Wrangler NFR debut
• 2000: (Partner Cody Cowden) Won the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo and the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo

Wyoming State High School champion, 1993-94

6-3, 275 ... Wife, Kristen; daughter, Keylee and son, Keeton ... Nickname "Zank" ... Owns the company Pro Earth Products ... Hobbies include hunting and teaching ... His superstition is not shaving before a rodeo ... His father, Paul, is a veterinarian; mother, Vickie ... Credits Travis Tryan’s father, Dennis, for getting him to the level he is today after going to one of his roping schools ... Horse's name is Radar ... Most admired rodeo cowboy is Clay O'Brien Cooper ... Favorite movie is Pistol Pete
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