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Joe Gunderson

Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 3/13/1985 Montgomery, Minn.
Joined PRCA: 2004
PRCA Career Earnings: $418,280.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2010)
Current Residence: Agar, S.D.

2019 world standings place: Did not compete
Education: South Dakota State University, 2007, degree in general studies

Career Highlights
• 2018: Finished 89th in the world standings with $4,030
• 2017: Won the Headwaters PRCA Rodeo (Park Rapids, Minn.) and the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.). Finished 68th in the world standings with $10,706

• 2016: Did not compete
• 2015: Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.), the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City) and the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede. Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.), the Southeastern Pro Rodeo (Ocala, Fla.) and the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo. Finished 53rd in the world standings with $16,072
• 2014: Won the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede and the Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Marshall, Minn.). Co-champion at the Crystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.)
• 2013: Won the Ram Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo (Minot, N.D.); the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Minnesota Horse Exposition Rodeo (St. Paul, Minn.); the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede; the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo); the Bowman (N.D.) County ProRodeo; the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.) and the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.). Co-champion at Iowa's Championship Rodeo (Sidney, Iowa). Finished 28th in the world standings with $34,432
• 2012: Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo, Colo.); the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.); the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo; the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.) and the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup. Co-champion at the California Rodeo Salinas; the Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.) and the Jackson County Pro Rodeo (Bellevue, Iowa). Finished 18th in the world standings with $46,767
• 2011: Won the Badlands Circuit year-end title. Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo; the NILE ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.); the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.); the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo; the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Bismarck, N.D.); the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.); the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.). Co-champion at the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City) and the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.). Finished 23rd in the world standings with $43,006
• 2010: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a win in Round 1 with an 88-point ride on Brookman Rodeo's Good Times. Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.);  the Okeechobee (Fla.) Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo;  the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.) and the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.). Co-champion at the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.); finished 11th in the world standings with $116,425
• 2009: Won the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo (Minot, N.D.); the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo; the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo; the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede and the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo; co-champion at the North Central Rodeo (Medford, Wis.). Finished 22nd in the world standings with $36,363
• 2008: Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.) and the Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.). Co-champion at the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas) and the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City, N.D.). Finished 48th in the world standings with $18,460
• 2007: Won the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo and Bull Ridin’ Bonanza and the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.). Co-champion at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo; the Red Horse Ranch PRCA Rodeo (Fergus Falls, Minn.) and the Lyon County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Marshall, Minn.). Finished 56th in the world standings with earnings of $13,579
• 2006: Won the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.). Finished 34th in the world standings with earnings of $27,371
• 2005: Finished 37th in the world standings with earnings of $22,341
Four-time National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Great Plains Regionals champion; finished second by two points to Jerad Schlegel at the 2006 College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.), tied for third with Steven Dent in 2007, was fourth in 2005 and ninth in 2004
5-11, 175 ... Single … Father, Gregg, and mother, Maureen, are high school teachers; he has one older sister, Anna … When not on the road competing, works as a ranch hand for Sutton Rodeos … Travels with Joe Wilson, Josh Luger and Zane Forster … Favorite movie is Step Brothers
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