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Levi Simpson


Events: Team roping-header, tie-down roping
Born: 3/27/1988 Claresholm, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 2011
PRCA Career Earnings: $433,487.00
World Titles Won: 1
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
Current Residence: Ponoka, Alberta

2016 world standings place: 1st
2016 WNFR standings place: 1st
2016 WNFR earnings: $186,000
2016 earnings: $ 249,133
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2016)
Education: Lethbridge (Alberta) College, 2012

Professional
2017 Highlights- Partner Jeremy Buhler
• Won the High Desert Stampede (Redmond, Ore.)
Career Highlights
• 2016: Won Round 1, co-champion of Round 5 and Round 10, and placed in seven rounds to rank first at the Wrangler NFR. Climbed from 14th to first in the world standings with $249,133. Simpson was the first Canadian team roping header to qualify for the Wrangler NFR and the first to win the Wrangler NFR. He and his roping partner (Jeremy Buhler) also set a new record for Wrangler NFR earnings and single season earnings in team roping. Won the Brooks (Alberta) Kinsmen Pro Rodeo, the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah), the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up and the Dallas Sunstrum Memorial Pro Rodeo (Brooks, Alberta)
• 2015: (partner Jeremy Buhler) Won the 55th Belt (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo, the Camrose (Alberta) Spring Classic Pro Rodeo and the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede. Co-champion at the Omak (Wash.) Stampede. Finished 22nd in the world standings with $53,987
• 2014: (Partner Ryon Tittel) Won the Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta); the Luxton Pro Rodeo (Victoria, British Columbia); the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo; the Harmon Valley Pro Rodeo (Peace River, Alberta) and co-champion at the Bruce (Alberta) Stampede. Finished 35th in the world standings with $37,844
• 2013: (Partner John Robertson) Won the Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta); the IPE & Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia); the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Bonnyville (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo; the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo; the Rocky Pro Rodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta) and Montana Pro Rodeo Fall Finale (Cascade); co-champion at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.). Finished 31st in the world standings with $37,240
• 2012: (Partner John Robertson) Won the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede; the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede; the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell); the Bonnyville (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; the Montana Pro Rodeo Fall Finale (Vaughn) and the Augusta (Mont.) American Legion Rodeo; finished 42nd in the world standings with $23,107
• 2011: (Partner John Robertson) Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede and the Taber (Alberta) Pro Rodeo and the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.); co-champion at the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo. Finished 56th in the world standings with $17,292
• 2010: (Partner Klay Whyte) Won the Rocky Pro Rodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta); the Okotoks (Alberta) Pro Rodeo and the Harmon Valley Pro Rodeo (Peace River, Alberta); co-champion at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
• Six-time qualifier for the Canadian Finals Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta), 2009-14; Canadian champion in 2011 and 2014. Set a Canadian single-season earnings record for his event in 2014
 
Personal
5-10, 210 … Wife, Rebecca … Parents, Frank and Cindy, work as hunting guides and outfitters in Claresholm, Alberta; older brother, Chase, is also a PRCA team roper, who was the Canadian champion in 2010 … Works as an electrician and oilfield operator when not on the road competing … Enjoys playing golf … Graduated from Claresholm Composite High School … Played youth hockey before deciding to concentrate on rodeo … Favorite rodeo is his hometown Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede … Favorite movie is Forrest Gump … Credits his father and brother for his development in rodeo
 
 
 
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