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Dusty LaValley

Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 5/30/1981 Grande Prairie, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 2004
PRCA Career Earnings: $494,913.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2008, 2010)
Current Residence: Bezanson, Alberta

Education: Western Texas College (Snyder)

Career Highlights

• 2014: Won the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede and the Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo
• 2013: Won the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede; the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo; the High Prairie (Alberta) Elks ProRodeo and the North Peace Stampede (Grimshaw, Alberta). Co-champion at the Field of Dreams Stampede (La Crete, Alberta) and the Grand Prairie (Alberta) Stompede. Finished 48th in the world standings with $16,093
• 2012: Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta) and the Elks Pro Rodeo (High Prairie, Alberta). Finished 16th in the world standings with $48,000
• 2011: Won the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede; the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo; the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo and the Okotoks (Alberta) ProRodeo. Finished 27th in the world standings with $37,354
• 2010: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and finished fourth in the average standings. Won the Grande Prairie Stompede (Alberta, Canada) with an 88-point ride on Outlawbuckers' Royal Trapper that tied the arena record set by Cimmaron Gerke in 2007; the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the Camrose (Alberta) Spring Classic and the Mighty Fraser Rodeo (Abbotsford, B.C.).  Co-champion of the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede; finished 10th in the world standings with $135,467
• 2009: Won the Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta) with a 90-point ride on Calgary Stampede's Grated Coconut; the Broncs and Honky Tonks Rodeo (Medicine Hat, Alberta); the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Whoop-Up Days Pro Rodeo (Lethbridge; Alberta); the High Prairie (Alberta) Elks Pro Rodeo; the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Fair & Rodeo and the Kamloops (British Columbia) Outdoor. Finished 19th in the world standings with earnings of $41,551
• 2008: Placed in six of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR and was one of only four competitors to have 10 successful rides; he was third in the average. Finished ninth in the world standings with earnings of $121,689. Earned $21,500 at RodeoHouston, the most by a non-Shootout Round champion. He won the Super Series IV three-head average title, the Semifinal I and Championship Round titles and finished second in the Shootout Round. Had the top-scored ride at the National Western Stock Show (Denver) with 91 points on Calgary Stampede’s Grated Coconut in the short round, helping him finish second in the average. Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup; the Hand Hills (Alberta) Stampede and the Olds (Alberta) Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Strathmore (Alberta) Heritage Days and the High Prairie (Alberta) Elks Pro Rodeo
• 2007: Defended his Canadian Professional Rodeo Association bareback riding title, winning three rounds and claiming a share of the six-head aggregate title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Won the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede; the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo and the Whoop-Up Rodeo Days (Lethbridge, Alberta); was co-champion at the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo; finished 46th in the world standings with $16,669
• 2006: Won his first CPRA bareback riding title, entering the Canadian Finals Rodeo as the regular-season earnings leader and winning an additional $29,404; finished 33rd in the world standings with $28,530 
• 2005: Won six-head aggregate title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo and finished fourth in the final Canadian standings with $43,289; was 42nd in the final world standings with $19,241
• 2004: Won the Rodeo Royal (Calgary, Alberta) and was co-champion at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition (Surrey, British Columbia); qualified for the Canadian Finals Rodeo and finished second in the final Canadian standings with $33,578. Concluded his PRCA rookie season ranked 31st in the world standings with $31,309
• 2003: Qualified for his first Canadian Finals Rodeo, finishing second in the final standings after entering event in 11th place
• 2002: Finished 14th in the Canadian bareback standings as a CPRA rookie

PRCA  Resistol Rookie of the Year in bareback riding, 2004

Calgary Stampede’s novice bareback riding champion, 1999. Canadian novice bareback riding champion, 2001

5-9, 180 … Dusty and partner Stephanie Nicholson had a son, Austin Outlaw, on May 19, 2010 … Enjoys hunting, fishing and working in real estate … Previously worked as a rancher and horse logger … Father, Grant, is a farmer; mother, Bernice, is a secretary … His brother, Trevor, is a former PRCA and CPRA bareback rider … Grew up in tiny Debolt, Alberta, seven hours north of Calgary … Travels with Matt Lait
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