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J.J. Elshere

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding
Born: 12/5/1979 Phillip, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2000
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,035,491.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 5 (2006, 2008-10, 2019)
Current Residence: Hereford, S.D.

2019 world standings place: 14th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 13th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $28,192
2019 earnings: $119,004
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2006)
Career Highlights
• 2019: Placed in one round to rank 13th in the average with 252 points on three head at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.), the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.), the PRCA Xtreme Broncs Match (Rapid City, S.D.), the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.), the Northeast Montana (Glasgow) Fair & Rodeo and the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa)
• 2018: Won the RAM Badlands Circuit Finals (Minot, N.D.), the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the North Dakota (Valley City) Winter Show, the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.), the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), the Wyoming (Douglas) State Fair & Rodeo, the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo and the Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo (Blackfoot, Idaho). Co-champion at the Fallon County Xtreme Broncs (Baker, Mont.)
• 2017:Won the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.),the Sitting Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.), 
the North Dakota (Valley City) Winter Show and the Adrian Foote Memorial (Newtown, N.D.). Finished 37th in the world standings with $29,149
• 2016: Won the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede Rodeo, the Sitting Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.) and the Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Marshall, Minn.). Finished 50th in the world standings with $17,416
• 2015: Won the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.), the Coors Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.), the Linn County Fair PRCA Rodeo, (Marshall, Minn.) and the Sioux Empire Fair Rodeo (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Finished 68th in the world standings with $12,558
• 2014: Won the Bowman (N.D.) County Fair ProRodeo. Finished 116th in the world standings with $3,866
• 2013: Won the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.); finished 100th in the world standings with $5,633
• 2012: Co-champion at Rodeo Austin. Won the Minnesota Horse Exposition Rodeo (St. Paul, Minn.). Finished 28th in the world standings with $33,367
• 2011: Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo; the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.) and the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo. Finished 30th in the world standings with $28,799
• 2010: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and was one of only four competitors to ride all 10 saddle broncs. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; the Matagorda Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas); the Wild West Days Rodeo (Sturgis, S.D.); the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede; the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d'Alene) and the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo (Minot, N.D.); finished seventh in the world standings with $125,106
• 2009: Won Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR with an 89.5-point ride on Andrews Rodeo's Lock & Load, Round 5 with an 88-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo's Kool Toddy and Round 9 with an 86-point ride on Frontier Rodeo's Griz; placed in two other rounds. Won the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas); the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo (Minot, N.D.); the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas); the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede; the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.; co-champion at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.). Runner-up in San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to Heith DeMoss, losing buckle on tiebreaker. Finished third in the world standings with $167,996
• 2008: Won Round 8 of the Wrangler NFR with an 85.5-point ride on Sankey Rodeo's Surprise Party; placed in six of 10 rounds to finish fourth in the average. Finished third in the world standings with earnings of $182,395. Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo (first round, Tour Playoffs); the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo; the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.); the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.) and the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede; co-champion at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.)
• 2007: Won the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo; the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.); the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); the Lake Region Horse Fest (Little Falls, Minn.) and The Qualifier at the Fort (Fort Collins, Colo.); co-champion at the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions. Finished 18th in the world standings with $53,987
• 2006: Won the Wrangler NFR saddle bronc riding average title with a total of 723 points on nine head. He placed in six rounds en route to the title and earned $82,003. Finished sixth in the world with $148,229. Won the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.); the Newnan (Ga.) ProRodeo; the Utah State Fair & Rodeo (Salt Lake City); the Walla Walla (Wash.) Fair & Frontier Days; the Buffalo (Minn.) PRCA Rodeo and the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.). Co-champion at the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Fourth of July Youth Celebration and PRCA Pro Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.); the Stanley (Wis.) Steamer Days Championship Rodeo and the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.). Qualified for his first Tour Finale

Qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo, 1997-98

5-8, 150 … Wife, Lindsay; sons, Talon, Thayne, Trik, Tel, Trailon … Name is Jeremy James, but goes by J.J. … Got involved in rodeo through his family. His father, Jim, is a rancher and mother, Lana, is a school teacher. He has one sister, Misty, and two brothers, Cory and Ryan. Ryan is also a saddle bronc rider who won seven PRCA rodeos in 2011. J.J. travels with Ryan and another pair of brothers, Brandon and Zach West … J.J., Ryan, and their cousin Cole Elshere, all qualified for the 2009-11 Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeos ... Favorite rodeos are the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 and the Wrangler NFR, favorite food is pizza and favorite movie is Tommy Boy … Graduated from Philip (S.D.) High School with 40 people … Rodeo idol is Billy Etbauer
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