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Ryan Thibodeau


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 8/18/1987 Eunice, La.
Joined PRCA: 2012
PRCA Career Earnings: $63,037.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2014 world standings place: $56th 
2014 earnings: $22,231
Education: Panola Community College (Carthage, Texas); Texas A&M (College Station) and Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas), graduated from TSU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences

Professional
2015 Highlights

• Won the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2014: Won the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.)
• 2013: Reached the semifinals of the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; finished 139th in the world standings with $6,084 
• 2012: Won the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Trinity Valley Exposition Fair & Rodeo (Liberty, Texas) and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series-June 15; co-champion at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas). Finished 59th in the world standings with $21,508 and third in the rookie standings behind Reese Riemer and Bryson Sechrist
• 2011: Earned $1,841 on his permit

Amateur

Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.) in 2008 

Personal
5-8, 175 … Single … Father, Ricky, runs a truck accessory shop in Eunice, La., mother, Donna Frey Thibodeaux, is a regional sales representative for a boot company; she competed as a WPRA barrel racer … Uncles Shawn and Winston Frey both qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Shawn as a bareback rider (1988-90) and Winston as a steer wrestler (1993); Grandfather, Warren Frey, was a member of the McNeese State (Lake Charles, La.) that won three consecutive national collegiate titles (1957-59) and is inducted in the school’s Rodeo Hall of Fame; cousin, Shane Frey, is a PRCA steer wrestler … Other occupation is sales representative for Apparel by Twisted J, covering markets in Oklahoma, Louisiana and north and central Texas … Primary competition horse is Tequila, who he trained while working for Shawn Felton … Favorite sports team is the New Orleans Saints … Favorite rodeo is the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson, Miss. … Credits his family and Lawrenc Fontenot, Carl Guillory and Ty Pride for helping him develop as a rodeo cowboy … Favorite movie is American Sniper and favorite book is “Coming Back Stronger” by Saints quarterback Drew Brees … Favorite type of music is Texas country and favorite group is Whiskey Myers on Wiggy Thump Records
 
 
 
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