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Cory Solomon

Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 7/27/1990 Houston, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,128,311.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 6 (2011-12, 2015-18)
Current Residence: Prairie View, Texas

2019 world standings place: 43rd
2019 earnings: $35,940
Education: Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas), business

Career Highlights

• 2018: Placed in two rounds in the Wrangler NFR, splitting third in Round 1. Finished in 15th in the world standings and 13th in the Wrangler NFR average with an 87.1-second time on eight head. He earned $28,827 at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede and the 140th Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.). Co-champion at the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.)
• 2017: Won the  Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo (Merritt, British Columbia) and the Utah's (Salt Lake City) Own Rodeo At The Utah State Fair. Co-champion at the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Finished seventh in the world standings with $202,460 and was third in the average with a 96.5-second time on 10 head. He placed in three rounds and split the win in Round 8 with Caleb Smidt. He earned $117,250 at the Wrangler NFR.
• 2016: Placed in five rounds to rank fifth at the Wrangler NFR. Finished tenth in the world standings with $160,854. Won the all-around and was co-champion in tie-down roping at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas). Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.), the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Pueblo Colorado Wrangler Champions Challenge, and the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots. Co-champion at the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up
• 2015: Won Round 5 and placed in three other rounds to rank 10th at the Wrangler NFR. Won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Finished 12th in the world standings with $143,252
• 2014: Won the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); the Kinsmen Pro Rodeo (Brooks, Alberta); the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. Finished 16th in the world standings with $57,828
• 2013: Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Las Vegas (Nev.) Elks Helldorado Days; the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); finished 16th in the world standings with $58,928
• 2012: Placed in two rounds to rank 12th in the average at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 11th in the world standings with $110,584
• 2011: Won Round 3 and tied for second in the average at the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.6 seconds and placed in three other rounds and finished third in the world standings with $158,963. Won the Inter-state Fair & Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.); the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede; the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede; the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas)
• 2010: Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo) and the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.); co-champion at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.), with Fred Whitfield. Finished 41st in the final world standings with $30,443
• 2009: Won the Helldorado Days Rodeo (Las Vegas) and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene); finished 39th in the world standings with $33,120 and second in the tie-down roping rookie standings behind Shane Hanchey

Set a Texas high school record with a 7.1-second tie-down roping run as a sophomore

5-7, 152 … Single … Father, Larry, runs the farm at Prairie View A&M University (his alma mater), and mother, Caralita, also works in the agriculture department at the school in Prairie View, Texas; he has two older brothers, Kenneth and Lawrence, who are also PRCA ropers … Cory and his brothers learned how to rope from their dad, who competed in amateur rodeos; Cory started roping when he was 4 … Enjoys playing basketball and swimming … Favorite meals are seafood and steak … Favorite film is “The Blind Side”
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