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Stan Branco


Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
Born: 10/13/1986 Merced, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2007
PRCA Career Earnings: $389,344.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2013)
Current Residence: Chowchilla, Calif.

2015 world standings place: 39th
2015 earnings: $25,649
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2011)
Tour Finale qualifications: 1 (2013)
Education: West Hills College (Coalinga, Calif.)

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Won the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days
• 2014: Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede. Co-champion at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede. Finished 33rd in the world standings with $33,164
• 2013: Won Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.5 seconds and placed in three other rounds. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo; the Ken Lance Memorial (Ada, Okla.) and the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup. Co-champion at the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.). Finished ninth in the world with $113,066
• 2012: Won the Deseret Peak PRCA Stampede (Tooele, Utah). Co-champion at the PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo (Libby, Mont.). Injuries kept him out of action for much of the season and he finished 258th in the world standings with $3,063
• 2011: Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); Utah's Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City); the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo. Co-champion at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup; the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Round-up and the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.). Won all-around at the Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo. Finished 16th in the world standings with $53,118
• 2010: Won the Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Vegas); the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo; the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah); the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.) and the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.); finished 16th in the world standings with $53,303
• 2009: Won the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque); the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Posse Pro Rodeo (Turlock, Calif.); the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; Nebraska’s Big Rodeo (Burwell); the Spokane County (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo and co-champion at the Goliad County (Texas) Fair PRCA Rodeo. Finished 27th in the world standings with $39,969
• 2008: Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo; the Jurupa Community Rodeo (Riverside, Calif.); the Spokane County (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Finished 44th in the world standings with $28,298
• 2007: Won the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede
• 2006: Won the San Diego (Calif.) Iron Horse Pro Rodeo Shootout

Amateur
Qualified for the National High Schools Finals Rodeo in steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping, 2002-05, winning the all-around title in 2005; California state high school tie-down roping and all-around champion, 2004. Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo, 2007

Personal
6-4, 245 … Single … Parents, Jody and Larry Branco; brothers, Sam and Roy … Rodeo is a family tradition going back five generations on his mother’s side and three generations on his dad’s. Grandfather, Dan Branco, appeared in the National Finals Rodeo as a team roper nine times between 1959 and 1973, with eight different partners, including his brother, Stanley Branco, in 1961 … Stan is named for his great uncle. Maternal grandmother, Sammie Thurman Brackenbury, was the world champion barrel racer in 1965, and his maternal great-grandfather, Charlie Fancher, won the team roping at California Rodeo Salinas in 1912 … Has worked as a farrier since high school … Enjoys bowling and movies…Favorite film is Lonesome Dove…Favorite rodeos are the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and California Rodeo Salinas … Favorite food is steak … Travels with Tyler Pearson
 
 
 
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