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Chad Rutherford

Events: Bareback
Born: 9/21/1991 Lake Charles, La.
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $57,824.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Itasca, Texas

2016 world standings place: 24th
2016 earnings: $43,101
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
Education: Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas) and McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.)

2017 Highlights
• Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo
• Won the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo 
• Won the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo
• Won the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo

Career Highlights

• 2016: Won the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas), the Mid Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.), the Homestead (Flor.) Championship Rodeo, the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.), and the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.). Co-champion at the Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas)
• 2015: Finished 118th in the world standings with $2,551 
• 2014: Won the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup; the Heart of AM Rodeo (Beggs, Okla.)

• Qualified for the National College Finals Rodeo (2013-14, 2016) 

5-5, 165, single, … Parents Charles and Toni, brother, Chase, sister, Tatum … Started competing in rodeo when he was a freshman in college at almost 19 years old … Wanted to play college football, but “I stopped growing, so I did rodeo to get a scholarship” …  Describes his riding style as aggressive … Scarlet Fever is his favorite horse and would like to ride Dirty Jacket … Looks up to his rodeo coach, Justin Browning … The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) is his favorite because he had a good first experience there, winning a YETI Cooler and $1,000 – describes the rodeo as having good prize money and hospitality … Always eats pancakes on the days he competes … Exercises almost daily with CrossFit and strength training to target certain muscles … Graduated from Itasca (Texas) High School in 2010 with a class of 45 students … Is working on his masters degree in Environmental Chemical Science at McNeese State University … Does odd jobs such as farming, ranching and building houses … Competed in football, baseball and powerlifting in high school, currently involved in precision long range shooting … Enjoys fishing, hunting for deer, hogs, and ducks … Favorite food is pizza … Favorite book is American Sniper … Favorite movies are the Lethal Weapon series … Listens to Five Finger Death Punch … Enjoys watching movies while traveling to rodeos 
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