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Bobby Welsh


Events: Bull Riding
Born: 3/20/1984 Prairie du Chien, Wis.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,281,610.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 7 (2005-11)
Current Residence: Gillette, Wyo.

2015 world standings place: 26th
2015 earnings: $45,357
Tour Finale qualifications: 6
    Winter: 2005
    Summer: 2006
    Championship: 2005-06, 2009-10
Heartland ProRodeo titles: 1 (2008)
RNCFR titles: 1 (2012)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2012)
Professional
2016 Highlights

• Won the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo Xtreme Bulls
• Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Bismarck, N.D.)
• Won the Days of 56 PRCA Rodeo (Ponca, Neb.)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Won the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.), the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah), the Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.), the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series, the Eastern Montana Fair Rodeo (Miles City, Mont.) and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series - Aug. 21-22. Co-champion at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo, the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.) and the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo 
• 2014: Won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.). Co-champion at the Okeechoebee (Fla.) Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo and the Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo (Okeechobee, Finished 46th in the world standings with $28,202
• 2013: Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76; the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); the Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo (Rock Springs, Wyo.); the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas); the Energy Town ProRodeo (Gillette, Wyo.); the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.) and the Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo, Aug. 10-11. Finished 18th in the world standings with $64,913
• 2012: Won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City, Okla.); the Heart of the North Rodeo (Spooner, Wis.) and the Kimball (Neb.) County Fair. Co-champion at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Finished 23rd in the world standings with $43,334
• 2011: Placed in six rounds of the Wrangler NFR on his way to finishing second in the average and jumping from ninth to fourth in the final world standings with $154,372. Won Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Coors Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.); the Energy Town ProRodeo (Gillette, Wyo.); the Bowman (N.D.) County ProRodeo; the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas) and the Thermopolis (Wyo.) Cowboy Rendezvous. Co-champion at the Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo (Rock Springs, Wyo.)
• 2010: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo; the Cody (Wyo.) Nite Rodeo-June 10-11 and the Energy Town ProRodeo (Gillette, Wyo.); co-champion of the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. Finished 10th in the world standings with $123,008
• 2009: Won Round 4 of the Wrangler NFR with an 89.5-point ride on Silverado Rodeo's Silent Image; placed in four other rounds. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days; co-champion at the Hawley (Minn.) PRCA Championship Rodeo and the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas). Finished fourth in the world standings with earnings of $166,056
• 2008: Won Round 1 of the Wrangler NFR with an 89.5-point ride on Andrews Rodeo Company's Reeces Pieces and Round 4 with an 88-point ride on Corey & Horst Rodeo's North Star; placed in four rounds of 10 to finish third in the NFR average and third in the final world standings  with $192,888. Won the Heartland ProRodeo Series Championship (now the All American ProRodeo Finals, Waco, Texas); The Qualifier at the Fort (Fort Collins, Colo.); the Wrangler Pro Rodeo Classic (Wichita, Kan.); the Energy Town Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.); the Young County Rodeo (Graham, Texas); the Lincoln County Rodeo Days (Merrill, Wis.); the Minnesota State Fair PRCA Rodeo (St. Paul, Minn.); the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo and the Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo (Iron River, Mich.)
• 2007: Placed in three of 10 rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the Cherokee (Iowa) PRCA Pro Rodeo; the Licking (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce Rodeo; the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship Rodeo; the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.); 
the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.) and the Energy Town Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.). Finished 11th in the world standings with $100,434
• 2006: Placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning the ninth round with a score of 85 points on Cervi & Guidry's Multi-Chem Western Hauler, when he was the only rider to hang on for eight seconds. Won California Rodeo Salinas; the Leesville (La.) Lions Club Rodeo; the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d'Alene); the PRCA Fallon County Fair Rodeo (Baker, Mont.); the Jackson County Pro Rodeo Let the Good Times Roll Series (Bellevue, Iowa); the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.) and the Tour Round and  average titles at the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo. Co-champion of the Flint Hills PRCA Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.). Finished third in the world standings with $174,793
• 2005: Won the fourth round at his first Wrangler NFR with a 90-point ride on Sankey Rodeo's Shock & Awe and won the 10th round with an 89.5 on Cervi & Guidry Rodeo's Hot Damn. Won the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair Rodeo; the Sanders County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.); the Northside Showdown Pro Rodeo (Jerome, Idaho); the Fremont County Fair & Rodeo (Riverton, Wyo.); the Prairie du Chien (Wis.) Pro Rodeo and Rodeo Austin; was co-champion at the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.). Finished 10th in the world with $114,782

Amateur
National High School Finals Rodeo bull riding champion, 2002

Personal
5-5, 135 … Wife, Sunny; children, Madison, Colt, Hayden and Aftyn Jade … Hobbies include hunting, fishing and playing putt-putt golf … Got involved in rodeo through his dad, Robert, and began competing in 1991 … Robert shoes horses and mother, Peggy, works in the school district, He has three brothers, Brian, Wyatt and Lane, and one sister, Amanda … Family members who competed in PRCA rodeos include his father, uncle, Bill Welsh; and two brothers, Brian and Wyatt … Graduated from high school in Gillette, Wyo. … Favorite rodeo is Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days because it is one of the biggest and he scored 92 points there in 2004; favorite meals are seafood and prime rib and favorite singer is the late Chris LeDoux … Rodeo idols are his dad and the late Lane Frost 
 
 
 
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