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Spud Jones

Events: Bull Riding
Born: 9/23/1988 Fort Defiance, Ariz.
Joined PRCA: 2007
PRCA Career Earnings: $162,411.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2008)
Current Residence: Twin Lakes, N.M.

2011 World standings place: 136th
2011 earnings: $6,564
Tour Finale qualifications: 1
   Championship: 2009
DNCFR qualifications: 1 (2009)

Career Highlights
• 2011: Won the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo (Moab, Utah); the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo
• 2010: Finished 155th in the world standings with $4,750
• 2009: Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; co-champion San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo. Finished 28th in the world standings with $39,602
• 2008: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a second-place finish in Round 5. Finished 13th in the world standings with $98,556. Won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver); the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.); the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.)the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.) and the Andy Devine Days Rodeo (Kingman, Ariz.)

All Indian Rodeo Association bull riding champion, 2007; Indian Junior Rodeo Association (IJRA) boys all-around champion, 1995-2006; National High School Finals Rodeo qualifier, 2005-06  
6-1, 150 … Single … Parents are J.W. and Michaelene Jones. Mother works for the Tohatchi (N.M.) Health Center and his dad works for Local 49 Sheet Metal Workers of New Mexico and West Texas. Spud has three younger sisters, Twila, Mikala and Fallon … Born Tyson Michael Jones, his dad started calling him "Spud" when he was 1 year old and the nickname stuck … Hobbies include hunting, fishing, spending time in the mountains of New Mexico and training horses.  Went to California in 2008 to learn to surf … He was home schooled by his mother from his sophomore year of high school through graduation in 2006 … Competed in bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping and team roping for nearby Tohatchi High School … Learned the sport from his dad, who was a PRCA bull rider who competed at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo a couple of times. Spud started with mutton busting at 3 years old at the Indian Junior Rodeo Association events...Favorite rodeo is Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Favorite movies are Lonesome Dove and the comedy How High
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