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Ardie Maier

Events: Bull Riding
Born: 7/20/1980 Rapid City, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $417,656.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2010, 2012)
Current Residence: Timber Lake, S.D.

2019 world standings place: 37th
2019 earnings: $37,731
Education: South Dakota State University and Panhandle State University (Goodwell, Okla.), degree in agricultural business

Career Highlights

• 2019: Won the Kananaskis Pro Rodeo (Coleman, Alberta), the Newtown (N.D.) Rodeo Days- Adrian Foote Memorial and the Medicine Lodge Fall Roundup (Medicine Hat, Alberta) 
• 2018: Won the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo. Finished 59th in the world standings with $23,176
• 2017: Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.). Finished 96th in the world standings with $15,166
• 2016: Won the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.), the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede, the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo, the Lexington (Ky.) Rodeo, the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Premier Rodeo and the Annual Fourth of July & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.). Finished 21st in the world standings with $52,424
• 2015: Finished 30th in the world standings with $43,355
• 2014: Won the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup and the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo (Merritt, British Columbia). Finished 29th in the world standings with $41,491
• 2013: Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days and That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo. Co-champion at the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.). Finished 31st in the world standings with $36,038
• 2012: Finished second in Round 4 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days with a 91-point ride on Burns Rodeo Company’s Full Throttle and the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.); finished 11th in the world standings with $104,621
• 2011: Won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo for the second consecutive year. Won Rodeo Killeen (Texas); the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw ProRodeo and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo. Finished 25th in the world standings with $44,692
• 2010: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a win in Round 10 with a 91.5-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Scent Loc. Won the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa); the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and the EOLS Ed Miller Memorial Bull Riding (Union, Ore.); finished 13th in the world standings with $96,358
• 2009: Won the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo (Glasgow, Mont.); the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.). Co-champion at the Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo. Finished 27th in the world standings with $41,257
• 2008: Finished 66th in the world standings with earnings of $19,497
• 2007: Won the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days. Won the first round at the Xtreme Bulls Tour stop in Indianapolis, scoring 88 points on J Bar J Ranch’s Dark Side. Finished 27th in the world standings with $44,103
• 2006: Won the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days; finished 34th in the world standings with $42,396
• 2005: Won the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.); finished 36th in the world standings with $32,709

Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo as a bareback rider three times

5-10, 175 … Single … Parents, Dale and Dency Maier, are ranchers; sister, Peggy O’Brien, is married to a federal marshal; brothers, Corey and Rorey, are both PRCA bull riders … Grandfather, Bud Day, is inducted in the South Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame … World Champion Bareback Riders Marvin and Mark Garrett are cousins on his mother’s side … Went to a one-room schoolhouse until the eighth grade … Played running back on his high school football team … Enjoys hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends … A member of Cowboy Outfitters USA, which puts on hunting and fishing tournaments … Favorite movie is “Lonesome Dove” and favorite musicians are Kid Rock and Tom Petty
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