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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.)

2016 Highlights

• Won the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas)
• Won the Mid Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.)
• Won the Homestead (Flor.) Championship Rodeo
• Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo 
• Won the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.)
• Won the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.)
• Co-champion at the Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas)
• Ranked first in the Southeastern Circuit Standings for bareback riding 
• Ranked sixth in the All American Tour Standings for bareback riding 
• Ranked 11th in the Wrangler Champions Challenge Standings for bareback riding 

Career Highlights
• 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 … Parents Charles and Toni, brother, Chase, sister, Tatum … Wife, Chanelle Davis Rutherford, is a high school agriculture teacher … 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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