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Tuf Cooper


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 1/31/1990 Childress, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $2,328,632.00
World Titles Won: 4 (TD 2011-12, 2014), AA (2017)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 11 (2008-15, 2017-18) SR (2017-18)
Current Residence: Decatur, Texas

 2018 world standings place: 2nd (AA, $310,357); 2nd (tie-down roping, $205,268); 2nd (steer roping, $112,157)

2018 Wrangler NFR standings place: 11th   
2018 Wrangler NFR earnings: $70,500
2018 earnings: $310,357
Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (2009, 2014)
Tour Finale titles: 2 (2011-12)
Tour Finale qualifications: 7
  Championship: 2008-14
NFSR qualifications: 2 (2017-18)
2018 NFSR earnings: $22,730
RNCFR qualifications: 3 (2009, 2012, 2018)

Professional

2019 Highlights
Tie-down roping
• Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)
Steer Roping
• Won the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2018: Finished second in the all-around world standings with $310,357. He also finished second in the tie-down roping world standings with $205,268. He placed in four rounds at the Wrangler NFR with a best finish of splitting second place in Round 8. He earned $70,500 at the Wrangler NFR. Finished second in the steer roping standings with $112,157. He won Round 6 and Round 9 at the Clem McSpadden NFSR and placed in Round 7. Finished 15th in the average with 43.4-second time on four head. Earned $22,730 at the NFSR. Won the all-around at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Deadwood (S.D) Days Of '76 Rodeo, the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days, the RAM Texas (Waco) Circuit Finals and the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Deadwood (S.D) Days Of '76 Rodeo, the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.) and the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.). Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. Won the steer roping at the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days and the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup
• 2017: Won his first career all-around world championship with $341,560; finished second in the tie-down roping world standings with $301,983. He placed in three rounds and finished second in the average with a 91.0-second time on 10 head. He earned $111,538 at the Wrangler NFR. He made his debut at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, finishing 12th in the world standings. He was 10th in the average at the NFSR with a 77.9-second time on six head. He earned $15,891 at the NFSR and finished the season with $60,107. W
on the all-around, tie-down roping and steer roping at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas). Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Apache (Okla.) Stampede, the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas) and the San Patricio County PRCA Rodeo (Sinton, Texas). 
Won the tie-down roping at the Days of 47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), 
the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas). 
the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Grand Island, Neb.), the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.), the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo and the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas). Won the steer roping at the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.) and the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas). Co-champion at the K-Days Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta)

• 2016: Did not compete
• 2015: Split the win in Round 10 and placed in three other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished fourth in the world standings with 211,457. Won the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.), Parada del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho). Co-champion at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Champions Challenge, the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.), Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg) and the Molalla (Ore.) Buckaroo Rodeo
• 2014: Tied for first place in Round 7 of the Wrangler NFR with Cody Ohl and placed in four additional rounds on his way to winning the average title with a time of 89.7 seconds on 10 head and claiming his third gold buckle in four years with $241,734. Won the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah) with an arena record time of 6.6 seconds; the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah); La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.) and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.) and the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup. Won the all-around at the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse (Cleburne, Texas). Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-up Wrangler Champions Challenge (Kennewick, Wash.)
• 2013: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished fourth in the world standings with $167,716. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede; the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque); the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas) and Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days. Won the all-around at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up and the Texas Stampede Rodeo (Allen, Texas). Co-champion in the all-around and tie-down roping at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.)
•2012: Won Rounds 1 and 4 of the Wrangler NFR and won his second consecutive world title by finishing second in the Wrangler NFR average standings and earning $232,885 for the season. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa). Won the all-around and was co-champion in team roping at the 18th Annual Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, with Trey Johnson. Co-champion at the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.)
•2011: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR on the way to his first world title with season earnings of $192,042. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas); the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo; the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); the Butterfield Stage Days (Bridgeport, Texas); the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up; the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo; co-champion at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
•2010: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including wins in Rounds 3 and 10 in which he twice equaled the rodeo-best time of 6.9 seconds; finished second in the average and second in the world standings with $203,968. Won the all-around at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Austin County Fair and Rodeo (Bellville, Texas) and the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Santa Rosa Round Up (Vernon, Texas) and the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede; co-champion at the Rocky (Mountain House, Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• 2009: Placed in seven of 10 rounds in the Wrangler NFR to win the average title with a time of 84.5 seconds, just a half-second off Fred Whitfield's NFR record. Won Rodeo Austin (Texas);  the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.); the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo and the Red Desert Round Up (Rock Springs, Wyo.), Won the all-around title at the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo. Finished second in the world standings with  $174,349
•2008: Won Round 9 of the Wrangler NFR with a rodeo-best time of 6.7 seconds and placed in five other rounds on his way to finishing third in the average and fourth in the final world standings with earnings of $172,274. Won the River City Roundup (Omaha, Neb.); the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.);  the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Southern Mississippi Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo (Hattiesburg, Miss.); the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)


Amateur

Texas high school team roping champion (with Jake Cobb), 2007-08; tie-down roping champion, 2006. International Youth Finals Rodeo all-around and tie-down roping champion, 2006. Wrangler Division all-around cowboy at the inaugural Wrangler Junior High School Finals (Gallup, N.M.), 2005

Personal
5-11, 160 … Married to Tiffany ... Parents are Shari Cooper and Roy "Super Looper" Cooper, a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and an eight-time world champion; brothers Clint (five-time Wrangler NFR qualifier ) and Clif are both PRCA competitors in tie-down roping. In 2010, Tuf, Clif and Clint became the first set of three brothers to qualify for the Wrangler NFR in tie-down roping in the same year; they repeated in 2011 … Sister Shada is married to 24-time World Champion Trevor Brazile. Grandfather, Clifton Smith, was an NFR tie-down roper in 1960 and 1962 and uncle, Stran Smith, is a 10-time NFR qualifier and the 2008 world champion … Won his first all-around title at age 6 at the Earth, Texas, High Plains Junior Rodeo Association event in 1996
 
 
 
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