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Cole Melancon


Events: Bull Riding
Born: 3/24/1994 Beaumont, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $270,649.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2017)
Current Residence: Liberty, Texas

2017 world standings place: 6th
2017 WNFR standings place: 5th
2017 WNFR earnings: $92,288
2017 earnings: $200,350
RNCFR qualifications 0
Education: Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas)

Professional
2017 Highlights
• Won the PRCA Xtreme Bulls (Rapid City, S.D.)
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Rapid City, S.D.)
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Grand Island, Neb.)
• Won the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days
Career Highlights

• 2016: Finished 25th in the world standings with $46,275. Won the San Patricio County PRCA Rodeo (Sinton, Texas), the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo , the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah) and the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.). Co-champion at the Benny Binion Bucking Bull Sale (Las Vegas, Nev.). 
• 2015: Ranked sixth in the Resistol Rookie Standings for bull riding; won the Xtreme Bull Riding (Albuquerque, N.M.). Finished 70th in the world standings with $18,703

Amateur
Won the Southern Region for college rodeo in 2016; qualified for the Texas State High School Finals Rodeo (2009-12)

Personal
5-9, 145 … Parents, Craig Melancon and Micki Fregia, brothers, Ty Melancon and Cooper Fregia, sister, Emily Melancon … Full name is Malcolm Cole Melancon … Became interested in rodeo because he likes the thrill and adrenaline … Describes his riding style as “a little wild and not the prettiest, but I make the bull look a lot ranker than it is” … D&H Cattle’s SweetPro’s Bruiser is his favorite bull to ride (Melancon had the top score of the 2016 regular season on him) and he would like to ride him again … Graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School (Daisetta, Texas) in 2012 with a class of 30 students … Attends Hull College, majoring in agriculture … Works in ranching … Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days and the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) are his favorite rodeos – Cheyenne because of the history and Nampa because it’s a fun rodeo with good stock … Enjoys hunting for hogs and four-wheeling … Played football in high school and is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys … Enjoys golfing and hanging out with buddies he only gets to see while at rodeos … Favorite food is chicken fried steak … Favorite movie is “8 Seconds” … Listens to rock and rap music … His rodeo superstition is to not put his hat on the bed
 

 
 
 
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