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Jesse Wright

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 6/21/1989 St. George, Utah
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,471,334.00
World Titles Won: 1 (2012)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 8 (2010-14, 2016-17, 2019)
Current Residence: Milford, Utah

2019 world standings place: 11th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 7th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $58,654
2019 earnings: $155,159
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2011)
Tour Finale Titles: 1 (2012)
RAM NCFR titles: 2 (2010-11)
Education: College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls)

2020 Highlights
• Won the La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)
• Won the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah)
Career Highlights
• 2019: Won Round 2 and placed in two rounds to rank seventh in the average with 588.5 points on seven head at the Wrangler NFR. Won RodeoHouston (Texas) and the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo
• 2018: Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up
• 2017: Placed in two rounds at the Wrangler NFR to place 15th in the average with 330 points on four head. Ranked 15th in the world standings with 109,053. Won the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah), 
the Lehi (Utah) Roundup, the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days Inc., the Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.), the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.) and the Harrison (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo

• 2016: Placed in four rounds to rank seventh at the Wrangler NFR. Finished tenth in the world standings with $150,424. Won the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Heber City, Utah), the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, 
the Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial (Roswell, N.M.), the Eagle (Idaho) Rodeo, the Lehi (Utah) Roundup, the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah) and the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.)
• 2015: Won the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the Pony Express Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah), the Desertview ProRodeo (Castle Dale, Utah), the Omak (Wash.) Stampede and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days Inc. Co-champion at the Summit County Fair & Rodeo (Coalville, Utah). Finished 19th in the world standings with $53,769
• 2014: Placed in four rounds to rank fourth at the Wrangler NFR. Won the RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Heber City, Utah); the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.); California Rodeo Salinas; the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo and the Summit County Fair & Rodeo (Coalville, Utah). Co-champion at the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the Rotary Rodeo (Starkville, Miss.) and the Daniel Dopps Memorial RAM PRCA Rodeo (Mountain Home, Idaho). Finished eighth in the world standings with $134,502
• 2013: Won Round 6 of the Wrangler NFR with 83.5-point ride on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Goin’ South and placed in three other rounds to rank 10th in the average; finished eighth in the world standings with $146,110. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Amarillo, Texas); California Rodeo Salinas; the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up; the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo); the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo; the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.); the Pony Express Days Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah); the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.); the Daniel Dopps Memorial RAM PRCA Rodeo (Mountain Home, Idaho); the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo; the Davis County Fair (Farmington, Utah) and the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup. Co-champion at the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho); the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo and the Gem State Classic ProRodeo (Blackfoot, Idaho)
• 2012: Won his first gold buckle at the Wrangler NFR by winning Rounds 4 and 7, splitting the win in Round 3 and placing in four other rounds. Defeated Cody DeMoss by $797 for the world title with $226,887. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; the New Mexico Stampede (Rio Rancho, N.M.) and the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.). Co-champion at the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.); the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days.
• 2011: Won four rounds of the Wrangler NFR and placed in four other rounds to win the average on his way to earning $241,274 and finishing second in the world standings. Set NFR records for saddle bronc riding earnings with $160,962 and average with 848.5 points on 10 head. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City); at Utah’s Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City, Utah); the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho). Co-champion at the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah)
• 2010: Qualified for the Wrangler NFR when Rod Hay had to withdraw due to injury and made the most of his opportunity by placing in eight of 10 rounds to finish fifth in the average and jump from 16th to fifth in the final world standings with $149,834. Won Round 5 with an 89.5-point ride on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic Fringe. Won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pocatello, Idaho); the Lehi (Utah) Round-Up; the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas); the Silver State Stampede (Elko, Nev.); the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Ogden, Utah) and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days; co-champion of the Ski Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.), sharing the title with his older brother Alex
• 2009: Won the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo (Ogden, Utah); the Home of Champions (Red Lodge, Mont.); the Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.); the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper); the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo; the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho); the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Lions Dixie Round-Up (St. George, Utah) and the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo; co-champion at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo with older brother Cody Wright, and the Auburn (Calif.) Wild West Stampede. Finished 19th in the world standings with earnings of $50,684 

 PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding Rookie of the Year, 2009
Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo as a freshman and won the second round. Won the Utah high school state championships his junior and senior years; was the reserve all-around champion his senior year 

 5-9, 170 … Wife, Aubrey; daughters Rylee and Ivy; sons, Kruz and Ramzie … Jesse is one of 13 siblings and one of seven brothers: Calvin, Cody, Alex, Jake, Jesse, Spencer and Stuart … Jesse’s twin brother Jake is two minutes older … The Wright brothers’ parents are Bill and Evelyn … By the end of the 2016 season, Jesse and his brothers and sons had 35 years of ProRodeo experience, 26 NFR qualifications and four world titles … Jesse’s older brother Cody claimed the world championship in saddle bronc riding in 2008 and 2010 … The Wrights broke new ground in 2014 when four of them (Jesse, Jake, Cody and Spencer) all qualified for the NFR in the same year … A documentary crew from Southern Utah University followed Cody’s quest for a world title and produced the DVD Born To Ride. The SUU crew was back in 2014 to do a piece on the four Wright brothers in WNFR competition … His favorite bucking horse is Calgary Stampede’s Cool Alley … One of his favorite stops is the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo … His favorite place to eat is Subway, also enjoys “any type of Hamburger Helper” … When Jesse in not competing in rodeo, he helps his dad take care of his family’s cattle … Participated in baseball, basketball, wrestling and football while in school and still enjoys playing baseball … Exercises daily, alternating between legs and upper body exercises … Likes to read Porter Rockwell and listens to Alan Jackson … Is a fan of the “Call of Duty” video games
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