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Steve Purcella

Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 11/12/1966 Roswell, N.M.
Joined PRCA: 1986
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,422,020.00
World Titles Won: 1 (1996)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 14 (1992, 1994-2005, 2009)
Current Residence: Hereford, Texas

2011 World standings place: 98th
2011 earnings: $8,504
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (1996)
Tour Finale titles: 2
   Winter: 2004
   Championship: 2005
Tour Finale qualifications: 8
   Winter: 2004, 2006
   Summer: 2000, 2004-05
   Championship: 2004-05, 2009
DNCFR titles: 1 (1998)
DNCFR qualifications: 3 (1992, 1995, 1998)
Education: Eastern New Mexico University (Portales)

Career Highlights
• 2011: Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, with Casey Chamberlain
• 2010: Won the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), with Jhett Johnson; won the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.), with Shawn Harris; was co-champion of the Harrison (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo, with Shawn Harris; finished 26th in the world standings with $37,731
• 2009: (Partner Jhett Johnson) placed in three rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a second-place result in Round 1; finished 13th in the world standings with $96,645. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.); the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo (Douglas) and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series, June 27
• 2008: Finished 40th in the world standings with earnings of $23,658
• 2007: (Partner Jayton McCright) Won the Eddy County PRCA Rodeo (Carlsbad, N.M.)
2006: (Partner Britt Bockius) Won the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas); co-champion at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver). Won the Top O’ Texas Rodeo (Pampa), with Casey Chamberlain
• 2005: (Partner Britt Bockius) Shared win in the second round of the Wrangler NFR with a 4.4-second run and placed in five other rounds to finish third in the average and earn $78,371. Won the Summer Tour Finale (Dallas) with a 4.1-second run; won the Tour Round and average titles at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo. Finished the year third in the world with $142,857
•2004: (Partner Britt Bockius) Finished third in the world with $137,441. Won the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede; the Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas); the Cowboy Capital of the World ProRodeo (Stephenville, Texas); the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Spokane (Wash.) County Interstate Fair & Rodeo. Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.), with Kory Koontz; semifinalist at the Summer Tour Finale (Omaha, Neb.) and the Tour Championships (Dallas); was second in the Wrangler NFR average with a total time of 93.3 seconds on 10 head, picking up $42,903; won the year-end title in the Texas Circuit, with Kory Koontz
• 2003: (Partner Kirt Jones) Won the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); finished 13th in the world standings with $69,748
• 2002: (Partner Britt Bockius) Won the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede and the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); finished 14th in the world
• 2000: (Partner Kory Koontz) Won the Pine Country Pro Rodeo (Flagstaff, Ariz.) and the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas)
• 1999: (Partner Wayne Folmer) Won the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas) and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
• 1998: (Partner Steve Northcott) Won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pocatello, Idaho) and the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo
• 1997: (Partner Steve Northcott) Won the Texas Circuit year-end title
• 1996: (Partner Steve Northcott) Won the world championship and  the NFR average title; the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver) and the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
• 1994: (Partner Kory Koontz) Won the Texas Circuit year-end title
• 1991: Won the Turquoise Circuit Finals


6-2, 225 ... Wife, Carla, is an X-ray technician ... Hobbies include hunting ... Enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys ... Father, Milton, is general contractor ... Superstitions include hat on the bed and black cats

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