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Ryan Watkins

Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 7/21/1980 Alliance, Neb.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $476,204.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2009, 2014)
Current Residence: Bluff Dale, Texas

2017 world standings place: 236th
2017 earnings: $3,033
Tour Finale qualifications: 1 (2014)
RNCFR qualifications: 0
Education: Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)
2018 Highlights
• Won the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2016: Finished 33rd in the world standings with $39,559
• 2015: Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, 
the Seward County PRCA Rodeo (Liberal, Kan.), the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.). Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Wichita Falls (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, April 25. Won the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.) and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series. Co-champion at the 29th annual Fourth of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.). Finished 
• 2014: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and finished fourth in the average standings. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Scottsdale, Ariz.); the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo; the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.). Co-champion at the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede. Finished 13th in the world standings with $98,335
• 2013: Won the MH Henry Pro Rodeo (Bowie, Texas), Sept. 14; finished 40th in the world standings with $31,941
• 2012: Won the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); finished 99th in the world standings with $10,136
• 2011: Won the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo; co-champion at the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo. Finished 43rd in the world standings with $28,583
• 2010: Won the Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.);  the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.) and the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo-July 30-31; co-champion of the Xit Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas); finished 42nd in the world standings with $30,361
• 2009: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won RodeoHouston’s $50,000 Shootout Round, surpassing his single-season earnings high in a single afternoon at Reliant Stadium. Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and co-champion at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.). Finished 13th in the world standings with $109,547
• 2008: Co-champion at the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas); finished 35th in the PRCA World Standings with earnings of $34,937
• 2007: Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo); the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas) and the Thomas County Rodeo (Colby, Kan.)

College National Finals Rodeo all-around and tie-down roping champion, 2004; tie-down roping champion, 2005

6-2, 205 ... Wife, Denver (married March 31, 2007); son, Clay Reed; daughter, Maggie ... Works for Shorthorn Resources ... Primary competition horse is Doc ... Enjoys golf and racquetball ... Graduated from Alliance (Neb.) High School, where he competed in wrestling and basketball for one season ... Inducted into the Tarleton State University Rodeo Hall of Fame in November 2014

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