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Sam Kelts


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 9/4/1983 Calgary, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $389,330.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Millarville, Alberta

2016 world standings place: 26th
2016 earnings: $ 37,750

Professional
2017 Highlights
• Won the Brooks (Alberta) Kinsmen Pro Rodeo
• Won the Dawson Creek (Brith Columbia) Exhibition and Stampede
• Co-champion at the Omak (Wash.) Stampede

Career Highlights
• 2016: Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede and the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo. Co-champion at the Drayton Valley (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• 2015: Won the Spring Break Up Pro Rodeo (Dawson Creek, British Columbia); the Stavely (Alberta) ProRodeo and the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Pro Rodeo. Co-champion at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.). Finished 31st in the world standings with $28,553
• 2014: Won the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta); the Maah Daah Hey Stampede (Grassy Butte, N.D.) and the Mighty Fraser ProRodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia). Co-champion at the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.) and the Stavely (Alberta) Indoor ProRodeo. Finished 25th in the world standings with $35,111
• 2013: Won the Bonnyville (Alberta) ProRodeo and the Manitoba Stampede (Morris, Manitoba); finished 29th in the world standings with $30,310
• 2012: Won the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas); the Mighty Fraser ProRodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia); the Hand Hills (Alberta) Lake Stampede; the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo and the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede. Co-champion at the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days. Finished 18th in the world standings with $45,053
• 2011: Won the Moose Mountain ProRodeo (Kennedy, Saskatchewan). Co-champion at the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwyane, Alberta). Finished 20th in the world standings with $41,002
• 2010: Won the Omak (Wash.) Stampede; finished 41st in the world standings with $22,959
• 2009: Won the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta); the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede; the Luxton Pro Rodeo (Victoria, British Columbia) and the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede; finished 29th in the world standings with $30,159
• 2008: Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); co-champion at the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho) and the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo & Exhibition. Finished 22nd in the world standings with $45,773
• 2007: Qualified for his third Canadian Finals Rodeo (also reached the event in 2002 and 2005); won titles at the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede and the Mighty Fraser Pro Rodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia); finished 37th in the PRCA World Standings with $24,210
• 2005: Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days saddle bronc riding title

Amateur
Canadian Professional Rodeo Association novice saddle bronc riding champion, 2001

Awards
Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Saddle Bronc Riding and Overall Rookie of the Year, 2002

Personal
5-8, 160 … Single … Is the son of 1984 CPRA saddle bronc riding champion Jim Kelts … Travels with Dustin Flundra, a two-time Canadian saddle bronc riding champ … Around his success, he has been plagued by injuries to his right (free arm) shoulder, which has been dislocated four times and surgically repaired twice, leading to missed time during the 2003-04 and 2006 seasons
 
 
 
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