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Wade Wheatley

Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 10/11/1976 Modesto, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 1996
PRCA Career Earnings: $907,483.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 6 (2000-2005)
Current Residence: Hughson, Calif.

2013 world standings place: 221st
2013 earnings: $3,148
Tour Finale titles: 2
    Winter Finalet: 2000
    Summer Finale: 2002
Tour Finale qualifications: 9
    Winter Finale: 2000, 2004
    Summer Finale: 2002-05
    Championship: 2003-05
Education: Southwest Texas Junior College (Uvalde)

Career Highlights
• 2012: Won the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.), with Jade Corkill. Finished 164th in the world standings with $4,812
• 2011: Won the Folsom (Calif.) ProRodeo, with Clay O'Brien Cooper; the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.), with Jade Corkill. Finished 40th in the world standings with $23,453
• 2010: Won the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo; finished 136th in the team roping heeler world standings with $6,004 and 182nd in the header standings with $4,157
• 2009: Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, with Cody Cowden; won the Mother Lode Round-Up (Sonora, Calif.); finished 65th in the world standings with $13,533
• 2008: Won the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede (Bakersfield, Calif.), with Mike George; co-champion at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.), with Broc Cresta
• 2007: Won the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), with Rich Skelton; the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.), with Cody Cowden and the Barstow Rodeo Stampede, Barstow, Calif., with Broc Cresta; finished 25th in the world standings with $38,349
• 2006: (Partner Kyle Lockett) Won the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.); tied for the average title at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; won the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo and the San Diego (Calif.) Iron Horse Pro Rodeo Shootout; co-champion at the Hayward (Calif.) Rodeo (partner Grant Hirdes)
• 2005: (Partner Kyle Lockett) won or tied for first in three out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. He won the first round in a time of 4.3 seconds, the fifth round in 3.9 and tied for the win in round seven with a run of 3.8 seconds; won an event-best $83,966 for the Wrangler NFR; won the Omak (Wash.) Stampede, the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.), the Southwestern International Livestock Show and Rodeo (El Paso, Texas) and the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Jaycees Parada Del Sol; won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and the average title at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); won the Thunder Mountain ProRodeo (Longview, Wash.) team roping and all-around title; placed eighth at the Wrangler NFR with $83,966; finished fourth in the world with $136,719
• 2004: (Partner Dugan Kelly) Finished 10th in the world with $93,141; semifinalist at Pace Chute-out (Las Vegas); won Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); high-point winner on the Wrangler ProRodeo Summer Tour; placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR with partner Matt Zancanella and finished fifth in the Wrangler NFR average and won $44,095; won the year-end team roping title in the California Circuit (with Dugan Kelly)
• 2003: (Partner Britt Bockius) Won Round 5 with a 4.6-second run at the Wrangler NFR and co-winner in Rd. 10 with a 4.4-second run; finished 10th in the world with $87,580
• 2002: (Partner Kyle Lockett) Tied the then Wrangler NFR arena record with a 3.8-second run; won the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Cup Finale (Dallas) (now called the Pace Picante ProRodeo Challenge) and set record for most money won at $35,130 each; won Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.), Walla Walla (Wash.) Fair & Frontier Days Rodeo, Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque); finished second in the world
• 2001: (Partner Kyle Lockett) Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up, Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) and Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo
• 2000: (Partner Kyle Lockett) Won the Copenhagen Cup Finale (Las Vegas) (now called the Pace Chute-out); co-champion at Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); won Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup and Southwestern International Livestock Exposition (El Paso, Texas)
• 1996: Won the California Circuit Finals Rodeo team roping title (with Wade Masters)

Two-time National High School Finals Rodeo qualifier

5-8, 170...wife, Lacey (married on April 13, 2004)...Hobbies include golf and basketball


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