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Cody Taton


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 11/5/1981 Mobridge, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $552,348.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2008, 2012)
Current Residence: Mud Butte, S.D.

2014 world standings place: 24th
2014 earnings: $35,483
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2008)
Tour Finale qualifications: 2
   Championship: 2008, 2012
RNCFR qualifications: 4 (2011-13, 2015)
Education: Dawson Community College (Glendive, Mont.); Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell, Okla.), bachelor's degree in  agricultural business 

Professional
2015 Highlights
• Won the Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial (Roswell, N.M.)
Career Highlights
• 2014: Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stamped and the RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.). Won the all-around and saddle bronc riding at the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.)
• 2013: Won Parada del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.); finished 35th in the world standings with $21,873
• 2012: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on his way to finishing seventh in the average and eighth in the final world standings with $98,428. Won the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo and the Cattlemen's Days (Gunnison, Colo.). Co-champion at the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo; the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.) and the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)
• 2011: Won the Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.); the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-up and the Mighty Fraser Rodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia). Co-champion at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas) and the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.). Finished 22nd in the world standings with $36,615
• 2010: Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; the Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo; the Silverton (Texas) Buck Wild Days Rodeo; the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.); the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.) and the year-end title at the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.). Co-champion at the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.). Finished 24th in the world standings with $40,862
• 2009: Won the Grand Prairie (Alberta) Stompede; the Field of Dreams Stampede (La Crete, Alberta);the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas) and the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Fair & Rodeo; finished 21st in the world standings with earnings of $44,979
• 2008: Won the Wrangler NFR average title with 720.5 points on nine head, placing in five rounds. Finished fifth in the world standings with earnings of $142,242. Won the Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta); the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.); the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.) and the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo. Co-champion at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• 2007: Won the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Spring Rodeo; the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.) and was co-champion at the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede
• 2006: Qualified for the final rounds at California Rodeo Salinas; the Greeley Independence Stampede (Colo.); the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) and the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo (Albuquerque). Finished 21st in the world standings with $83,848
• 2005: Finished 46th in the world standings with $18,741
• 2004: Finished 80th in the world standings with $11,261
• 2003: Finished 82nd in the world standings with $9,831

Amateur
South Dakota high school team roping champion, 2000, with partner Clint Cobb. National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Big Sky Region saddle bronc riding champion, 2001-02

Personal
6-0, 180 … Wife, Jordan, is the sister of two-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Taos Muncy and is the rodeo coach at New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, N.M.) … Trains colts and works cattle … Parents are Walt and Lila Taton; brothers, Kenny (the 1992 PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding Rookie of the Year) and Matt; sister, Kallie ... He is the great nephew of six-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Casey Tibbs on his mother's side of the family ... His rodeo idols are the Etbauer brothers, Billy, Robert and Dan … His favorite foods are steak and mashed potatoes … He likes all kinds of music, and one of his favorite singers is Kid Rock ... Enjoys pheasant hunting and playing pool

 
 
 
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