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Tommy Cook


Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 12/25/1964 Bay City, Texas
Joined PRCA: 1994
PRCA Career Earnings: $608,119.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (1998-99)
Current Residence: Heber City, Utah

2014 world standings place: 39th
2014 earnings: $30,187
Tour Finale qualifications: 1
      
Summer: 2006
All American ProRodeo Finals titles: 1 (2010)

Professional
2015 Highlights

• Won the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.)
• Co-champion at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas)
Career Highlights 
• 2014: Won the Freestone County PRCA Rodeo (Fairfield, Texas); the Spring Classic (Mesquite, Texas) and the Rose City Roundup (Tyler, Texas)
• 2013: Won the Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas) and the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Marshall (Texas) ProRodeo. Finished 88th in the world standings with $12,751
• 2012: Won the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.). Co-champion at the Western Stampede (West Jordan, Utah). Finished 41st in the world standings with $26,409
• 2011: Finished 36th in the world standings with $28,015
• 2010: Won the All American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas); tied Wade Steffen with a 4.1-second run in the finals, but earned the title on a tiebreaker. Set an an arena record with a 3.2-second run in a preliminary round. Won the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Cave Creek, Ariz.); the Summit County Fair & Rodeo (Coalville, Utah) and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo; co-champion of the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, June 4-5; finished 34th in the world standings with $33,096
• 2009: Won the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.); the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper); the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo; the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.); co-champion at the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Series-June 13. Finished 32nd with $37,484
• 2008: Won the Oklahoma State Fair & Rodeo (Oklahoma City)
• 2007: Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Classic (Wichita, Kan.) and the average title at the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals (Ogden, Utah); finished 39th in the world standings with $28,284 
• 2006: Won the Wild Rouge Pro Rodeo (Central Point, Ore.); the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.); the Auburn (Calif.) Wild West Stampede; the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo. Finished 17th in the world standings
• 2000: Finished the year ranked 25th in the world with $38,341
• 1999: Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Wilderness Circuit title; placed in three rounds of the National Finals Rodeo and finished eighth in the world standings with $94,236
• 1998: Won the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City) and became the first African-Amerian steer wrestler to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo; won Round 10 and placed in four additional rounds. Finished 10th in the world standings with $83,519
• 1995: Finished 16th in the world standings with $43,663, missing the final spot in the NFR by $400

Personal
6-0, 220 … Daughter, Megan, is a barrel racer ... Learned how to rodeo from his father, Sonny, who was a tie-down roper; his granfather, Jake Shephard, broke horses on the legendary King Ranch. Four of Tommy's siblings competed in amateur rodeo ... Is an accomplished farrier ... His greatest inspiration growing up was his late mother, Maxine
 
 
 
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