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Joel Schlegel

Events: Bareback
Born: 5/5/1989 Vale, Colo.
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $137,053.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Burns, Colo.

2019 world standings place: 73rd
2019 earnings: $11,938
Education:Vernon (Texas) College and Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)

Career Highlights

• 2018: Finished 90th in the world standings with $4,003
• 2017: Won the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series, June 16-17. Finished 63rd in the world standings with $13,153
• 2016: Won the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas), Won the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas), the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show, the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas), the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo and the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.). Co-champion at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Ranked first in the Mountain States Circuit standings for bareback
• 2015: Ranked third in the Mountain States Circuit standings for bareback riding; won the Roots N Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo; the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.); Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo (Pretty Prairie). Finished 43rd in the world standings with $21,335
• 2014: Ranked eighth in the Mountain States Circuit standings for bareback riding; won the SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.); the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Days Rodeo; the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colo.); co-champion at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas)
• 2013: Ranked 10th in the Mountain States Circuit standings for bareback riding; won the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.); the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.); co-champion at the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah); the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.)
• 2011: Won the San Patricio County Pro Rodeo (Sinton, Texas)

Won the National Little Britches Rodeo World Title for flag racing (2001); competed at the National High School Finals Rodeo in bareback (2007); competed at the National College Finals Rodeo in bareback (2010, 2012)

5-10, 160 … Parents Randy and Sherri, sister Jacey … Brother is bareback rider Jerad Schlegel … Started competing in rodeo when he was 8 years old at the National Little Britches Rodeo … Graduated from Soroco High School (Oak Creek, Colo.) in 2007 with a class of 40 students … Earned his BA in ag business by attending Vernon College (2007-10) and Tarleton State University (2011-12) … Works in ranching and helps guide hunts … The Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo is his favorite because it’s close to home and his family attends … Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage and Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket are his favorite draws … Would like to ride Frontier Rodeo’s Show Stomper … Riding style is laid back and not too conservative … Looks up to the Garretts and wanted to ride like four-time world champion Marvin Garrett … Stays in shape by doing cardio exercises and playing basketball … Likes to go hunting, fishing and sledding … Listens to the Turnpike Troubadours … Home-cooking and steak are his favorite things to eat … Favorite movie is “Lonesome Dove” … Enjoys reading ProRodeo Sports News … Is a fan of the Denver Broncos
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