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Monty Joe Petska


Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 6/13/1962 Carlsbad, N.M.
Joined PRCA: 1980
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,289,875.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 14 (1985-1986, 1988-1992, 1996-1997, 1999-2001, 2003-2004)
Current Residence: Turlock, Calif.

2016 world standings place: 67th
2016 earnings: $17,768
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (1986)
Tour Finale titles: 1
    Championship: 2004
Tour Finale qualifications:  10
    Winter: 2000-02, 2004
    Summer: 2000-03
    Championship: 2003-04
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (1999)

Professional 
2017 Highlights
• Won the 72nd Annual Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo, with Bryce Palmer
• Won the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.), with Dale Benevides

Career Highlights 

• 2015: (Partner Ryan Reed) Won the Riverdale (Calif.) Rodeo and the Folsom (Calif.) ProRodeo. Finished 42nd in the world standings with $23,871
• 2014: (Partner Tom Richards) Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Cattlemen's Days (Gunnison, Colo.). Finished 23th in the world standings with $43,807
• 2013: Finished 80th in the world standings with $11,738
• 2012: Finished 254th in the world standings with $2,465
• 2011: Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, with Caleb Mitchell; the Truckee (Calif.) Championship ProRodeo, with Caleb Mitchell. Finished 34th in the world standings with $27,440
• 2010: (Partner Erich Rogers) Won Rodeo Austin (Texas); finished 36th in the world standings with $29,765
• 2009: (Partner Erich Rogers) Won the 25th Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo (Kingman, Ariz.); finished 36th in the world final standings with $29,765
• 2008: (Partner Luke Brown) Finished second in the average at the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, earning a season-best $9,745 after clocking the fastest time of the rodeo at 4.1 seconds to win the third round; also placed in another round. Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; co-champion at the San Bernadino (Calif.) Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo. Finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $54,051
• 2007: (Partner Mike Bacon) Co-champion at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo; finished 47th in the final heeling standings with $19,723
• 2005: Won the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo, with Jake Stanley; won the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo, with Tanner Bryson; finished 49th in the final world heeling standings with $15,292
• 2004: (Partner Turtle Powell) Placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, finishing 13th in the final world heeling standings with $72,993. Won the Tour Championships (Dallas) with a 4.3-second run in the final round, earning $11,750. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)
• 2003: Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, with J.D. Bacon and the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo, with Turtle Powell; finished 14th in the world standings with $69,406
• 2002: Qualified for both Winter and Summer Tour Finales, becoming only team roper to reach the first six Finales (2000-02). Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, with Frank Graves; finished 16th in the world
• 2001: Finished season as reserve heeling world champion with a career-best $131,217; was the Winter ProRodeo Tour team roping (heeler) points leader. Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.), with Frank Graves
• 2000: Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Fair & Frontier Days Rodeo and the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), with Frank Graves. Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), with Bobby Hurley
• 1990: Won the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, with Tee Woolman
• 1986: (Partner Paul Petska) Won the National Finals Rodeo team roping average title, with a time of 90.2 seconds on 10 head; finished in a tie for 12th place in the world standings with $45,185
• 1985: Won California Rodeo Salinas
 

Personal
5-11, 165 ... Wife, Kathy ... Hobbies include basketball and tennis ... Younger brother of team roper Paul Petska and uncle of team roper Cory Petska

 
 
 
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