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Brandon Bates

Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 1/21/1982 Orange, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2004
PRCA Career Earnings: $119,637.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: San Angelo, Texas

2013 world standings place: 51st
2013 earnings: $18,612
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2009)

2014 Highlights
• Won the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.), with Blaine Linaweaver
• Co-champion at the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo, with Blaine Linaweaver
Career Highlights
• 2013: Won the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.), with Brooks Dahozy
• 2012: Won the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair and Rodeo, with Colby Siddoway. Co-champion at the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), with Brooks Dahozy
• 2010: (Partner Jake Rodriguez) Won the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo; finished 48th in the world standings with $22,218
• 2009: (Partner Waylon McCurley) Won the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo; the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Posse Pro Rodeo (Turlock, Calif.); the Glennville (Calif.) Round-Up Rodeo; co-champion at the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho); won the Barstow (Calif.) Rodeo Stampede, with Jesse McNett, and the Industry Hills (Calif.) Charity Pro Rodeo, with Blaine Linaweaver. Finished 23rd in the world standings with earnings of $40,330
• 2008: (Partner Blaine Linaweaver) Won the Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Norco); the Jurupa Community Rodeo (Riverside, Calif.) and the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.); co-champion at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo (Montgomery, Ala.), with Miles Kobold
6-3, 195 … Wife Erin (married 2009) trains barrel horses; daughter Madison … Works as a horse trainer when not out on the road competing … Father Ben was a two-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier (1968, 1970) as a steer wrestler who works as a movie stuntman, and mother Belinda trains barrel horses; has three siblings, Bliss, Eddy and Ben … Primary competition horse is 20-year-old Dunny … Rodeo idols are his dad and Clay O’Brien Cooper … Favorite movie is Lonesome Dove … Favorite rodeos are the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and California Rodeo Salinas … Enjoys fishing, riding young horses and watching professional sports; his favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Lakers … Graduated from Norco (Calif.) High School in 2000, where he participated in baseball, basketball and football
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