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Rusty Wright

Events: Saddle bronc riding
Born: 11/10/1995 Milford, Utah
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $450,466.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2015-16)
Current Residence: Milford, Utah

2016 world standings place: 9th
2016 WNFR standings place: 13th
2016 WNFR earnings: $45,962
2016 earnings: $163,904

2016 Highlights

• Placed in three rounds to rank 13th at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.)
• Won the California Rodeo Salinas 
• Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo
• Won the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.)
• Won the Ute Stampede (Nephi, Utah)
• Won the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.)
• Won the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
• Won Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas)
• Won the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo
• Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Rapid City, S.D.)
• Won at the Wrangler Champion Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Spanish Fork, Utah)
• Won the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.)
• Won the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo (Moab, Utah)
• Won the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas)
• Won the Gold County Pro Rodeo (Auburn, Calif.)
• Won the Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days
• Co-champion at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2015: Won Rounds 4, 7 and 8 and placed in four other rounds at his first Wrangler NFR. Won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, The Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.), the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho), the Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo, the Caribou County Pair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho), the Yuma (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo, the Kimball (Neb.) - Bonner Co. Rodeo, the Montana's Biggest Weekend (Dillon) and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo. Co-champion at Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.). Finished 3rd in world standings with $244,448
• 2014: Won the SW District Fat Stock Show and Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.); the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.); the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.); the Glennville (Calif.) Round-Up; the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair and Rodeo; the Davis County Fair (Farmington, Utah) and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Co-champion at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.). Finished 30th in the world with $30,124

Won the National High School Finals Rodeo saddle bronc championship in 2012 and 2013; Won the Utah state high school championship in 2014

Resistol PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding Rookie of the Year, 2014

5-8, 135 … Single … Parents, Cody and ShaRee Wright, Cody is a two-time world champion saddle bronc rider (2008, 2010); brothers, Ryder, Stetson and Statler; sister, Lily Jo … Uncles Jesse (2012) and Spencer (2014) are world champion saddle bronc riders; uncles Jake and Alex also compete in saddle bronc riding … Favorite movie is Invincible … Enjoys deer and coyote hunting, snowboarding and golfing … Favorite sports team is the Denver Broncos and favorite player is Peyton Manning … Has always liked the color black because of Johnny Cash … Started riding saddle bronc horses at the age of 15, under the tutelage of his father … Favorite music is country and Alan Jackson is his favorite singer … Favorite rodeo is Pendleton (Ore.) … Travels with his father, Spencer Wright and Brady Nicholes … Favorite TV show is Two and a Half Men
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