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J.B. Whatley

Events: Steer Roping
Born: 6/29/1955 Midland, Texas
Joined PRCA: 1979
PRCA Career Earnings: $354,358.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Gardendale, Texas

2016 world standings place: 24th 
2016 earnings: $18,119
NFSR qualifications: 3 (1994, 1997, 1999)
2016 Highlights
• Won the Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas)
Career Highlights

• 2015: Won the Wyoming (Douglas) State Fair & Rodeo. Finished 21st in the world standings with $15,886
 2014: Won the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) and the Sheridan (Wyo.) WYO Rodeo. Finished 17th in the world standings with $26,094
• 2013: Finished 38th in the world standings with $9,888
• 2012: Finished 53rd in the world standings with $5,295
• 2011: Finished 34th in the world standings with $9,696
• 2010: Finished 63rd in the world standings with $3,403
• 2009: Won the Logan County Fair & Rodeo (Sterling, Colo.); finished 23rd in the world standings with $16,224
• 2008: Finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $19,299
• 2001: Finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $18,020
• 1999: Qualified for the National Finals Steer Roping (Guthrie, Okla.) for the third time, finishing eighth in the world standings with a career-best $33,339. Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas)
• Won the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo average in team roping, 1979-80; the Texas Circuit year-end title in steer roping, 1999
6-2, 214 … Wife Audrey (married 28 years) ... Graduated from Hereford (Texas) High School. Got involved with rodeo through his uncle Red Whatley, a former Rodeo Cowboys Association tie-down roper and rodeo producer … Enjoys playing golf and hunting; used to be a professional hunting guide … Owns a ranch in Gardendale, Texas, where he is working on creating a wind farm; also does business selling water … Served three years on National Finals Steer Roping Committee in Hobbs, N.M. (2006-08), and was a member of the PRCA’s Steer Roping Advisory Council … Started in rodeo when he was 4 years old
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