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Jace Melvin

Events: Steer wrestling, Tie-down roping
Born: 2/27/1992 Fort Pierre, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2015
PRCA Career Earnings: $34,125.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2015 world standings place: 33rd (SW)
2015 earnings: $29,756
Education: Vernon (Texas) College, associate’s degree in ag business; Tarleton State University, bachelor’s degree in ag business

2016 Highlights

• Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Bismarck, N.D.)
• Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo
• Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.)
• Won the all-around at A Tribute To The Great American Cowboy (Casper, Wyo.)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial (Roswell, N.M.). Won the all-around at the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.), the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, Nev.) and the Kitsap (Wash.) Stampede
• 2014: Won the Scotts Bluff County Fair (Mitchell, Neb.) while on his permit

Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo twice – as a junior (steer wrestling) and senior (steer wrestling, tie-down roping) at Tarleton State. Helped Tarleton State win the 2015 national championship as a senior.

5-11, 215…single ...Father, Mark, ranches at family ranch in Fort Pierre, S.D., and mother, Diana, is a healthcare specialist and also ranches; sister, Jessica (Melvin) Moore, was Miss Rodeo South Dakota, and also was the masked rider for Texas Tech University at football games while she attended school there; Jessica is married to PRCA steer wrestler Cody Moore; sister, Jenny (Melvin) Belkham, was a National Little Britches breakaway roping champion and WPRA breakaway roper; Jenny is married to Brent Belkham, a PRCA steer wrestler, tie-down roper and team roper … Jace started following sisters to rodeos and competed in Little Britches Rodeo Association, junior high and high school rodeos … Runs Melvin Timed Events, a timed-event stock contractor business for youth, junior high, amateur and ProRodeos … Favorite music is all types, but likes country the best, tops being George Strait … Favorite rodeo is Cheyenne Frontier Days … Favorite sports team is the New England Patriots … Favorite TV show is Blue Bloods … Favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse
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