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Richmond Champion

Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 12/16/1992 Orange County, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2012
PRCA Career Earnings: $711,170.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2014, 2016-2017)
Current Residence: The Woodlands, Texas

2017 world standings place: 2nd
2017 WNFR standings place: 2nd
2017 WNFR earnings: $167,314
2017 earnings: $268,511
Tour Finale qualification: 1 (2014)
Education: Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)

2018 Highlights

• Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
• Won the Washington (Puyallup) State Fair Pro Rodeo
• Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo
• Won the Rocky Pro Rodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta)
• Won the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede
• Won the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.)
• Won the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Premier Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, 
the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede, the Dawson Creek (Brith Columbia) Exhibition and Stampede, 
the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), 
the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas), the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo and the Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede, the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede and the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah)

• 2016: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank fifth in the average. Finished 11th in the world standings with $129,092. Won the Canby (Ore) Rodeo, the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of 76 Rodeo, the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo, the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)
• 2015: Won That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo, the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) and the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo. Finished 23rd in the world standings with $51,538
• 2014: Won Round 5 of the Wrangler NFR with an 88.5-point ride on PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year Dirty Jacket and Round 7 while placing in four other rounds; finished second in the Wrangler NFR average standings and third in the world. Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. Co-champion at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (Montgomery, Ala.), the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. Finished third in the world standings with $198,075
• 2013: Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.), the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Cowboy Capital ProRodeo (Bandera, Texas). Co-champion at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Finished 25th in the world standings with $36,124
• 2012: Won the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport), the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.), the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas), the Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.), and the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas). Co-champion at the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.). Finished 32nd in the world standings with $26,176
• 2011: Won the Belton (Texas) Chamber 4th of July Rodeo, the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club Rodeo and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series-July 1. Co-champion at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.). Qualified for the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo on his permit, earning $6,510.
Texas high school bareback riding champion, 2011; qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo

5-10, 175 … Single … Father, Greg, is a manager for Benchmark Hospitality International; mother, Lori, develops job training programs; brother, Doug, is also a PRCA bareback rider … Mom competed in equestrian events in high school … Started in rodeo as a bull rider at age 13 and stayed with that until his junior year of high school; made his first bareback ride on July 4, 2010 when he was 17 … He then went to three bareback riding schools in six months, staged by Clint Cannon, Chris Harris and Pete Carr … Graduated from The Woodlands (Texas) High School in 2011 … Enjoys skiing, hunting, fishing and working out … Lived in Alaska for six years … Favorite movie is “Anchor Man” … Favorite meal is steak and “my dad’s Caesar salad” … Enjoys all kinds of music
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