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Tilden Hooper

Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 1/12/1988 Shreveport, La.
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $568,066.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2008-09, 2011, 2014)
Current Residence: Fort Worth, Texas

2017 world standings place: 27th
2017 earnings: $51,759
Tour Finale qualifications: 2
   Championship: 2009, 2014
Education: Panola (Texas) Junior College, associate degree in business

2018 Highlights

• Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo
• Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
• Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)
• Won the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo
• Won the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas)
• Won the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas)
• Won the Big V Feeds Pro Rodeo (Mcalester, Okla.)
• Won the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, 
the Parker County Sherriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas), 
the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), the Rodeo Killeen (Texas) and the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.). Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up

• 2016: Did not compete 
• 2015: Finished 73rd in the world standings with $8,253

• 2014: Placed in six rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a second-place result in Round 7. Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas) and the Cowboy Capital ProRodeo (Bandera, Texas). Finished 11th in the world standings with $117,219
• 2013: Won the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo; the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas); the Cache County Fair & Rodeo (Logan, Utah). Co-champion at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo. Finished 56th in the world standings with $13,168
• 2012: Won the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the California Rodeo Salinas and the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah); finished 22nd in the world standings with $40,771
• 2011: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede. Co-champion at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Marshall (Texas) ProRodeo. Finished 11th in the world standings with $92,073
• 2010: Tied the world record with a 94-point ride on Classic Pro Rodeo's Big Tex at the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.). Won the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas); the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo and the Bowman (N.D.) County ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo; the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta) and the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah). Finished 26th in the world standings with $38,967
• 2009: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished 14th in the world standings with $99,165. Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup; the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.); the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City); the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo; the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo, Colo.); the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions and the Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo (Bandera, Texas). Co-champion at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show & Rodeo (Union) and the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco)
• 2008: Won Round 10 of the Wrangler NFR with a 90-point ride on Classic Pro Rodeo's Scarlet's Web. Finished 15th in the world standings with earnings of $74,769. Won the Oklahoma State Fair & Rodeo (Oklahoma City); the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Panola County Cattleman's Association PRCA Rodeo (Carthage, Texas); the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah); the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.); the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions; the Poway (Calif.) Coors Rodeo and the San Patricio ProRodeo (Sinton, Texas). Co-champion at the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.); the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos, Texas) and the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colo.)
• 2007: Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo; the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.) and the Rodeo of the Mid-South (Southhaven, Miss.); co-champion at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo. Finished 28th in the world standings with $25,268
College National Finals Rodeo Bareback Riding champion (Casper, Wyo.), 2007

PRCA Resistol Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year, 2007

5-10, 170 ... Wife, Melissa ... Father, Terry, was a circuit bareback rider; mother, Patti; older sister, Mia ... Tilden started riding in bareback competitions at age 15 … He was born in Shrevport, La., but considers Carthage, Texas, his hometown ... Studied at Panola Junior College before turning to rodeo full time in 2008, when he competed in 113 PRCA rodeos ... Travels with Kaycee Feild, Jessy Davis and Jerad Schlegel ... Hobbies including wakeboarding ... Favorite movie is Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, "or pretty much anything with Will Farrell"
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