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Bryson Sechrist

Events: Tie-down roping
Born: 5/16/1992 Apache, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 2011
PRCA Career Earnings: $248,326.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Apache, Okla.

2019 world standings place: 96th
2019 earnings: $13,394
Education: Western Oklahoma State College (Altus, Okla.), Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva, Okla.)

2020 Highlights

• Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2019: Won the Nebraska's (Burwell) Big Rodeo, the Seward County PRCA Rodeo (Liberal, Kan.), the Weatherford (Okla.) Labor Day Blowout and the Apache (Okla.) Stampede
• 2018: Won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), the Cattlemen Days Rodeo (Ashland, Mo.) and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series, June 15-16. Finished 52nd in the world standings with $29,828
• 2017: Won the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals (Duncan, Okla.). Finished 21st in the world standings with $69,679
• 2016: Finished 18th in the world standings with $58,516. Won the Abbyville (Kan.) Frontier Days Rodeo and the 40th Annual Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo. Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede Rodeo and the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo. Ranked second in the Prairie Circuit standings for tie-down roping
• 2015: Ranked 12th in the Prairie Circuit standings for tie-down roping; won the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo; the Mobetta Stampede (Apache, Okla.)
• 2014: Ranked second in the Prairie Circuit standings for tie-down roping; won the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo; co-champion at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas)
• 2013: Ranked fourth in the Prairie Circuit standings for tie-down roping; won the RAM Prairie Circuit Finals (Duncan, Okla.); the Wichita Falls (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• 2012: Ranked second in the PRCA/Resistol Rookie Standings for tie-down roping; ranked fourth in the Prairie Circuit standings for tie-down roping; won the Young County Rodeo (Graham, Texas); the Abbyville (Kan.) Frontier Days Rodeo; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.); the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.)

Competed at the National High School Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping (2009-11); competed at the National College Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping (2015-16)

5-11, 175 … Parents Jeff and Susan Sechrist, sister, Paige … Got into rodeo because his dad competed in calf roping and his parents say a rope was the first thing he grabbed when brought home from being born … Nickname is Smurf because when he was born, he was “short, chubby and had blue eyes” … Started competing when he was 5-6 years old … Describes his roping style as aggressive … Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days is his favorite rodeo because the calves are bigger and he won the second round in 2016 … Looks up to NFR qualifiers Jerome Schneeberger, Scott Kormos and Hunter Herrin … Graduated from Boone-Apache High School (Apache, Okla.) in 2011 with a class of 45 students … Earned a BA in criminal justice while attending Western Oklahoma State University (2011-15) and Northwestern Oklahoma State University (2016) … Trains horses for a living … Will use the same powder bottle or same string if he’s been competing well while using them … Enjoys riding horses and hunting for deer and coyotes while at home … Likes to play golf and Xbox, particularly “Call of Duty” while traveling to rodeos … Enjoys reading ProRodeo Sports News … Is a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners … Favorite food is steak … Favorite movie is “Lonesome Dove” … Listens to old-school rap and rock music

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