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Bobby Griswold


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 3/1/1968 Toppenish, Wash.
Joined PRCA: 1990
PRCA Career Earnings: $769,088.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (1999, 2004, 2006,2008)
Current Residence: Geary, Okla.

Tour Finale qualifications: 4
    Summer:  2004, 2006
    Championship:  2004, 2006
Education: Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford)
DNCFR qualifications: 1 (2010)
Professional
Career Highlights
• 2012:  Won the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.); the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo; the Edgewood (Iowa) Days PRCA Rodeo and the Kaw Valley Rodeo (Manhattan, Kan.). Finished 73rd in the world standings with $8,890
• 2011: Won the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo; co-champion at the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); finished 59th in the world standings with $11,892
• 2010: Won the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.) and the Barry County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Wheaton, Mo.); finished 69th in the world standings with $10,438
• 2009: Won the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.); Kansas' Largest Night Rodeo (Pretty Prairie) and the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.). Finished 38th in the world standings with $24,229
• 2008: Finished second in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo average standings with 665.5 points on nine head; finished 11th in the world standings with $108,199. Won the Lucas Oil Spring Round-Up (Wheatland, Mo.); the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah) and the National Cattle Congress (Waterloo, Iowa)
• 2007: Won the Caldwell Night Rodeo, Caldwell, Idaho (first round, Ariat Playoffs) and the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.). Co-champion at the Stanley (Wis.) Rodeo Days and at the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions
• 2006: Placed in six of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Co-champion at the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.)
• 2005: Won the Charlotte (Mich.) Frontier Days; the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas), the Great Plains Stampede (Altus, Okla.); Nebraska’s Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.); the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo and the Wahoo (Neb.) PRCA Rodeo; co-champion at Kansas' Largest Night Rodeo (Pretty Prairie, Kan.)
• 2004: Was a finalist at the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pocatello, Idaho) after earlier finishing second in the second round, tying for third in the average and winning the semifinal round. Won the Wrangler Tour-round title at the Greeley (Colo.) Independence  Stampede; finished third at the Summer Tour Finale (Omaha, Neb.) and second at the Tour Championships (Dallas); placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished 14th in the world with $81,590
• 2003: Won the Prairie Circuit year-end title
• 2001: Won the Great Lake Circuit year-end title
• 2000: Earned share of event title at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo
• 1999: Finished 16th during the regular season, but replaced the injured Glen O’Neill at the National Finals Rodeo and won $24,672, highlighted by a victory in the fourth round with an 83-point ride on Big Bend’s Skoal’s Miss Kitty; finished 11th in the final world standings; earned average title at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
• 1999 – Won the average title at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. This was the first time he had won a belt buckle at a PRCA rodeo

Amateur

Member of the NIRA men’s national championship team at Southwestern Oklahoma State in 1991-92

Personal
5-9, 175 … Wife, Lynn; daughters, Sarah, Sage and Shay … Lynn works for the Board of Regents in Oklahoma that governs six Oklahoma state universities … Has a younger brother, Buck, and an older sister, Patty … Competed in all six events in high school and part of college before settling on saddle bronc riding … Was a resident of Moore, Okla., on May 3, 1999, when a F5 tornado (winds measured more than 200 mph) roared through the southern metro Oklahoma City area, including Moore, causing 36 deaths and more than $1 billion in damage, the costliest tornado in U.S. history. In June of 2004, an F2 tornado ripped through his property in Geary, causing damage … Greatest rodeo moment was winning San Antonio in 1995 and receiving his first belt buckle from a PRCA rodeo. It gave him the confidence to know that he could compete in the professional ranks … Greatest influences have been his dad, Ben, along with Butch Knowles, who helped him with his riding when he started out, and Derek Clark, with whom he traveled and who taught him the business of rodeo … In 2000, at the Great Lakes Circuit Finals, he was bucked off and landed on his neck. In the landing, some rib heads from his sternum were broken off and lodged in his shoulder blade, causing him to lose mobility. As a result, he was forced out of rodeo for a while, but used the time to get his equine dentistry certification. The movements used in dentistry helped him gain strength in his shoulder and back, allowing him to return to the rodeo arena
 
 
 
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