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Steven Dent


Events: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 4/23/1986 North Platte, Neb.
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,226,829.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 7 (2007-08, 2010-14)
Current Residence: Mullen, Neb.

2016 world standings place: Did not compete
Tour Finale titles: 3 (2008, 2010-11)
Tour Finale qualifications: 6 (2008, 2010-14)
Education: Ranger (Texas) College

Professional
2017 Highlights
• Won the Kansas (Phillipsburg) Biggest Rodeo
• Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo
• Won the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo
• Won the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.)
• Won the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)

Career Highlights
• 2015: Won the all-around at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.). Co-champion at the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.) and the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos, Texas)
• 2014: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the bareback riding at the Heart of the North Rodeo (Spooner, Wis.); the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.). Won the all-around and bareback riding at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas) and the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.); the Elizabeth (Colo.) and the Stampede the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.). Won the all-around at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.) and the Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.). Won the all-around and was co-champion in the bareback riding at the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas). Won the all-around at the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.) and the Pony Express Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah). Won the all-around and saddle bronc riding at the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions. Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo and the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days. Finished 13th in the world standings with $108,651
• 2013: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a second-place finish in Round 9 to finish 13th in the bareback riding world standings with $101,358 and eighth in the all-around with $112,465. Won the 53rd Annual Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta); the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede and the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho). Won the all-around and saddle bronc riding at Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.). Won the all-around and bareback riding at the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup. Won the all-around and was co-champion in the saddle bronc riding at the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah). Won the all-around at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho); the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.) and the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up. Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup
• 2012: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including third-place ties in the ninth and 10th rounds. Won the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, earning $17,030; the Dodge City (Kan.) Round-Up; the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede; the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo and the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days. Won the all-around at the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. Co-champion at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.). Finished third in the all-around world standings with $161,446 and fifth in bareback riding with $157,763
• 2011: Won Round 4 of the Wrangler NFR and placed in two other rounds, finishing fourth in the world standings with $161,924. Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions. Won the all-around and was co-champion in bareback riding at the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah). Won the all-around and was co-champion in saddle bronc riding at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.). Won the all-around at the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.). Co-champion at the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.)
• 2010: Placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, including a win in Round 4, his first in three NFR bareback riding appearances. Finished fourth in the world standings with $173,736. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.), clinching the title with a 90-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo's Forward Motion in the final-four round. Won the all-around and the bareback riding at Rodeo Austin (Texas). Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and the Big Sky ProRodeo Round Up (Great Falls, Mont.). Co-champion of the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.) and the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.)
• 2009: Won the bareback riding at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the IPE & Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia) and the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta; co-champion at the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho). Won the all-around and saddle bronc titles at the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede; the all-around title at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. Missed three months of competition in the summer of 2009 due to an injury to his left knee. Finished 10th in the all-around with $51,984 and 20th in the bareback riding with $40,220
• 2008: Placed in five of 10 rounds in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to finish fourth in the average. Finished second in the bareback riding world standings with $210,799 and third in the all-around with $215,240. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas). Won the bareback riding at RodeoHouston (Texas), earning $53,500; tied event record with 91-point ride on Calgary Stampede's Knight Rocket in Shootout Round. Won the bareback riding at the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo (first round, Tour Playoffs); the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo; the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and the Muscogee Creek Nation Rodeo (Okmulgee, Okla.). Co-champion in the bareback riding at the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.) and the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.). Won the all-around and was co-champion in the bareback riding at the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.). Won all-around titles at the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas); the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo (Tonganoxie, Kan.) and the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.)
• 2007: Placed in three rounds of 10 at the Wrangler NFR. Won the bareback riding and was co-champion in the saddle bronc riding at the Walker County Fair and Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas). Won the bareback riding titles at the North Central Rodeo (Medford, Wisc.); the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah) and the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); co-champion at the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas); the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas) and the State Fair Championship Rodeo (Oklahoma City). Won the saddle bronc riding title at the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.). Finished 15th in the bareback riding world standings with $73,469 and ninth in the all-around with $84,574
• 2006: Won the all-around title at the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); won the bareback riding title at the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper)

Amateur
Won the all-around at the 2007 College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.), and helped Ranger College to the team championship. Competed for Mullen High School and won the Nebraska High School Association all-around regular season title. As a sophomore, he qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding

Awards
PRCA  Resistol All-Around and Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year, 2006

Personal
5-9, 170 ... Wife, Kay (married Oct. 17, 2009); son, Cylas James (born Jan. 22, 2013) ... After missing three months of competition due to a knee injury in the summer of 2009, he returned to action in the fall and scored 88 points on six-time Bareback Riding Bucking Horse of the Year Grated Coconut of the Calgary Stampede string at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo ... A bronze sculpture of Dent riding a bucking horse was unveiled at the 2009 Ellensburg Rodeo. The bareback riding sculpture was the final event represented to complete the collection commemorating the rodeo ... Favorite event is saddle bronc riding, but he’s most consistent in bareback riding … Went to about 100 rodeos his rookie year (2006) … Participated in high school football, wrestling, track and field and rodeo. Mullen High was state champion in eight-man football during Dent's junior year, when he led the state with 2,488 yards rushing; Dent was also a state wrestling champion as a senior … Was contacted by college football recruiters from Kansas and Colorado State ... While Dent was in high school, a bull jerked him down into a head-to-head collision; Dent shattered both cheekbones, broke his jaw in 11 places and had his mouth wired shut. He hasn't ridden a bull since … His college rodeo coach was 2001 Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion Tom Reeves … Parents, Steve and Erin Dent, own a 12,000-acre ranch just north of Mullen, Neb. ... Started competing at age 4, receiving instruction from his father, who was a PRCA competitor ... Favorite movies are Cinderella Man and Lonesome Dove and favorite food is "anything my mom makes"
 
 
 
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