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Walter Priestly


Events: Steer Roping
Born: 8/4/1969 Corpus Christi, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2001
PRCA Career Earnings: $78,804.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Robstown, Texas

2011 world standings place: 19th
2011 earnings: $21,295
NSFR qualifications: 0
Education: Texas A&M (College Station), degree in agricultural systems management

Professional
Career Highlights
• 2010: Tied for first place in fourth round of SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); surpassed his single-season earnings best by the third week in June; finished 34th in the world standings with $11,440
• 2009: Finished 43rd in the world standings with $6,586
• 2008: Finished 36th in the world standings with $10,492
• 2006: Finished 45th in the world standings with $4,850
• 2002: Finished 44th in the world standings with $5,351
• 2001: Finished 32nd in the world standings with $10,182

Personal
6-0, 185 … Wife Brandi (married 2003); son Luke (born 2006) … Father Thomas still farms with Walter; mother Karen is a retired teacher; sister, Abbe, lives in Austin, Texas … Has operated a farm in Robstown,  Texas, since 1992, growing cotton, wheat, sorghum and sesame … Graduated from Calallen High School (Corpus Christi, Texas) … Loves to hunt, snow ski and water ski … Favorite rodeo is the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 … Favorite movie is The Man from Snowy River (1982) … He went to Guy Allen’s school to learn how to steer rope … Travels whenever possible with Scott Snedecor, who he describes as “a very positive influence” … Primary competition horse is Spaz, who he got in a trade with J.B. Whatley
 
 
 
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