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John Bland


Events: Steer Roping
Born: 12/10/1973 Stillwater, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $23,874.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Turkey, Texas

2016 world standings place: 30th
2016 earnings: $15,364
RNCFR qualifications: 0
Education: New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs, N.M.) and Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)

Professional
2017 Highlights
• Won the Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas) 
• Won the Ron Ross Memorial Steer Roping (Liberty Hill, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2016: Won the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.) with 37.7 sec. on three head and the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo with 27.0 sec. on two head
• 2015: Won the Dawson County Fair and Rodeo (Glendive, Mont.) with 45.6 sec. on three head
• 2013: Won the Walker County Fair and Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas) with 49.2 sec. on three head

Amateur
• Qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo for calf roping and team roping, 1990-1992
• Competed on the New Mexico Junior College Rodeo Team, 1993-1994
• Competed on the Texas Tech Rodeo Team, 1994-1995

Personal
6-0, 165 … Parents John and Sally Bland, sisters, Sarah and Rebekah, brother, Brooks … Wife, Christi, sons, Barrett and Jace … His dad and uncles, Rex and Steve, are the only three-brother set to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in three different events, John as a bull rider (1976-77), Steve as a tie-down roper (1980), and Rex as a steer wrestler (1971-73) … Got into rodeo when he was 5-6 years old because his dad and uncles competed at the National Finals Rodeo … Considers the best aspect to competing in steer roping is “how humbling steer roping is – one little thing can throw it off” … Describes his roping style as conservative and tries to stay in line and go as smooth as possible … Cheyenne, Wyo., and Pendleton, Ore., are his favorite places to compete because “they are good traditions, but they’re all special – even the little rodeos. Just doing it is a blessing in itself” … Graduated from Tejon (N.M.) High School with a class of 25 students in 1992 … Attended New Mexico Junior College and graduated with an Ag Business degree from Texas Tech University … Works as a rancher … Enjoys watching college football, his kids and training versatility horses … Got back into rodeo after 15 years of not competing since his family was self-sufficient by then, so he had the time to do it and had always missed competing … Stays in shape by working on his ranch and roping when he has time … Looks up to ProRodeo Hall of Famer Guy Allen … Likes to look at old ranches and compare ranching techniques with others while traveling to rodeos … Favorite food is steak … Favorite movie is Gone in 60 Seconds or The Italian Job … Favorite book is the Bible … Likes listening to old rock music, hair bands and bands such as AC/DC 


 
 
 
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