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Tuf Cooper


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 1/31/1990 Childress, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,648,117.00
World Titles Won: 3 (2011-12, 2014)
WNFR Qualifications: 8 (2008-15)
Current Residence: Decatur, Texas

2015 world standings place: 4th
2015 WNFR standings place: 11th
2015 WNFR earnings: $80,654
2015 earnings: $211,457
Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (2009, 2014)
Tour Finale titles: 2 (2011-12)
Tour Finale qualifications: 7
   Championship: 2008-14
RNCFR qualifications: 2 (2009, 2012)
Professional
2015 Highlights
• Split the win in Round 10 and placed in three other rounds at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.)
• Won Parada Del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
• Won the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo
• Won the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)
• Co-champion at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Champions Challenge
• Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.)
• Co-champion at Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg)
• Co-champion at the Molalla (Ore.) Buckaroo Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2014: Tied for first place in Round 7 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 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, N.M.); the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas) and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days. Won the all-around at the 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 (7.4 seconds) and 4 (7.8) of the Wrangler NFR and won his second consecutive world title by finishing second in the WNFR 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, Texas); 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 National Finals Rodeo 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 earnings of $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 … Single ... Parents are Shari Rivera and Roy "Super Looper" Cooper, a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and an eight-time world champion; brothers Clint (four-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 11-time World Champion All-Around Cowboy 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 … Achieved a personal best with a 6.6-second run at the 2009 Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) ... With his brother, Clif, started marketing Tuf E Nuf Healthy Energy Juice early in 2012 ... Became the youngest cowboy to surpass $1 million in career earnings on Feb. 22, 2013, just three weeks past his 23rd birthday
 
 
 
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