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Riley Pruitt


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 10/17/1991 Gering, Neb.
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $372,955.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
Current Residence: Gering, Neb.

2016 world standings place: 7th
2016 WNFR standings place: 1st
2016 WNFR earnings: $106,038
2016 earnings: $180,586
2016 NFR Average titles: 1 (2016)
RCNFR qualifications: 1 (2015)
Education: Eastern Wyoming College (Torrington, Wyo.)

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Placed in four rounds to rank first at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.)
• Won Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.)
• Won A Tribute to the Great American Cowboy (Casper, Wyo.)
• Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.)
• Won the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo (Sterling, Colo.)
• Won the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Sand & Sage Roundup (Lamar, Colo.)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Won the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.), the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stamped Rodeo, the Yuma (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo and the Kimball (Neb.) - Bonner Co. Rodeo. Finished 26th in the world standings with $49,368
• 2014: Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo (Minot, N.D.), the all-around and tie-down roping at the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup, Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo and the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.). Finished 26th in the world standings with $42,868
• 2013: Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.); Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.); the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City, N.D.); the Cherokee (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo; the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.); the Old West Trail Rodeo (Crawford, Neb.) and the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo (Douglas, Wyo.). Finished 29th in the world standings with $40,957
• 2012: Won the Scotts Bluff County Fair & Rodeo (Mitchell, Neb.) and the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo (Douglas, Wyo.); finished 43rd in the world standings with $28,617
• 2011: Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.); the Coors Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.) and the Old West Trail Rodeo (Crawford, Neb.). Finished 81st in the world standings with $11,350
• 2010: Won the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.) and A Tribute to Chris LeDoux (Casper, Wyo.); finished 94th in the world standings with $10,451
 
Amateur
Qualified for the National College Finals Rodeo as a freshman in 2011. Qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo all four years as a tie-down roper and three years as a team roper.

Personal
6-3, 210 … Single … Father, Troy, was the 1990 tie-down roping world champion, won the average at the National Finals Rodeo in 1993 and was an eight-time WNFR qualifier; mother, Martee, raises dogs and rides horses … Studying farm and ranch management in college … Started roping when he was seven … Favorite rodeo is the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver) and rodeo idol is his father … Likes to ride horses in his spare time … Travels with Dean Gorsuch at times … Favorite type of music is Hip Hop … Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant … Likes the TV shows Tosh.O and Two and a Half Men … Favorite movie is The Hangover 2
 
 
 
 
 
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