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Russell Cardoza


Events: Steer Wrestling, Team Roping (Heeling), Tie-down Roping
Born: 10/23/1986 Knights Ferry, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,021,387.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2009-10, 2012, 2016)
Current Residence: Terrebonne, Ore.

2016 world standings place: 5th (AA), 6th (TR), 82nd (TD)
2016 WNFR standings place: 9th
2016 WNFR earnings: $104,441
2016 earnings: $204,720 (AA), $193,441 (TR), $14,906 (TD)
Tour Finale qualifications: 2
   Championship: 2010, 2012
RNCFR titles: 1 (2009)
RNCFR qualifications: 3 (2009, 2011, 2016)

Professional
2016 Highlights - partner Dustin Bird
• Won Round 8 and placed in six rounds to rank 9th at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo
• Won the Guy Weadick Days (High River, Alberta)
• Won the Hand Hills Lake Stampede (Craigmyle, Alberta)
• Won the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo
• Won the IPE and Stampede, (Armstrong, British Columbia)
• Won the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• Won the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede
• Won the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• Won the Montana's (Dillon) Biggest Weekend
• Won the RAM Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Yakima, Wash.), with Hayes Smith
• Won the all-around at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up
• Won the all-around at the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo
• Won the all-around at the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the all-around at the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas)
• Won the all-Around, team roping and tie-down roping at the Central Montana (Lewiston) Ram Pro Rodeo
• Won the all-around, tie-down roping and co-champion in team roping at the Richland County Fair & Rodeo (Sidney, Mont.)
• Co-champion at the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo 
• Co-champion at the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.)
• Co-champion at the Wranglers Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Scottsdale, Ariz.), with Coleman Proctor
Career Highlights
• 2015: (Partner Bubba Buckaloo) Placed in two rounds at the Wrangler NFR with partner Jake Cooper. Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.) and the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo. Won the RAM Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Yakima, Wash.), with Spencer Mitchell. Won the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.), with Dustin Bird. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede. Won the all-around at the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.), Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg), the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.), the Central Point (Ore.) Wild Rogue ProRodeo, the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede and the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.). Finished 13th in the world standings with $107,811
• 2014: Won the all-around at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas); the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; the Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo; the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Won the all-around and team roping at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.), with Spencer Mitchell. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the PRCA Last Stand Rodeo (Coulee City, Wash.). Won the Central Point (Ore.) Wild Rogue ProRodeo, with Spencer Mitchell. Won the all-around and steer roping at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union, Ore.). Co-champion at the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo, with Spencer Mitchell. Finished 23rd in the world standings with $44,701
• 2013: Won the all-around, tie-down roping and team roping at the Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo, with C.R. Wilken. Won the all-around at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); The Last Stand Rodeo (Coulee City, Wash.) and the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede. Won the all-around and was co-champion in the team roping at the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), with C.R. Wilken. Finished 46th in the world standings with $21,092
• 2012: (Partner Colby Lovell) Won Round 6 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 3.5 seconds and placed in two other rounds. Won the all-around, team roping and steer roping at the RAM Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.), with Spencer Mitchell. Won the 102nd Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo and the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.). Won the all-around at the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the California Rodeo Salinas and the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho). Won the all-around and team roping at the Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.) and at Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.). Finished 14th in the world standings with $103,771
• 2011: Won the all-around, team roping and tie-down roping at the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days. Won the all-around at the Wild Rogue ProRodeo (Central Point, Ore.). Finished ninth in the all-around with $65,738 and 18th in the team roping world standings with $52,448
• 2010: (Partner Charly Crawford) Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the all-around at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede; the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and the Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.). Won the team roping at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up;  finished eighth in the team roping world standings with $125,734 and fifth in the all-around with $135,757
• 2009: (Partner B.J. Campbell) Won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pocatello, Idaho). (Partner Charly Crawford) Placed in six rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to finish third in the average standings and ninth in the world standings with total earnings of $128,544. Won the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede; the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede and the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup. Runner-up in steer wrestling at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2008: (Partner B.J. Campbell) Won team roping titles at the Thunder Mountain ProRodeo (Longview, Wash.); the Othello (Wash.) Pro Rodeo and the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo; co-champion at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo and the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah). Won steer wrestling title at the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede and was co-champion in the all-around at the Spokane County (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Finished 20th in the team roping world standings with $45,204
• 2007: (Partner Jake Stanley) Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah) and the Spokane County (Wash.) Interstate Fair & Rodeo
• 2006: (Partner Jake Stanley) Co-champion at the Pendleton Round-Up (Ore.). Finished second to Jade Corkill in the PRCA Rookie of the Year standings by just $1,617, with total earnings of $33,855

Amateur
Two-time California State High School champion in steer wrestling (2003, 2005) and team roping (2002, 2005); reserve all-around champion in 2003 and 2005

Personal
6-0, 200 ... Wife, Sammy Jo, is a barrel racer ... Home-schooled in an independent study program during high school years ... Father, Russ, competed in rodeo and just about everybody in family ropes … Russell started roping when he was 3 years old
 
 
 
 
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