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Jon Ragatz

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 9/23/1980 Beetown, Wis.
Joined PRCA: 2001
PRCA Career Earnings: $491,251.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2017)
Current Residence: Cassville, Wis.

2019 world standings place: 118th
2019 earnings: $9,792
Education: National American University (Rapid City, S.D.)

Career Highlights

• 2019: Won the Wisconsin (Wausau) Valley Fair Rodeo and the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo
• 2018: Won the Midwest Horse Fair & Rodeo (Madison, Wis.) and the St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo (Glenwood City, Wis.). Finished 85th in the world standings with $13,904
• 2017: Won the Jackson County Pro Rodeo (Bellevue, Iowa). Co-champion at the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.) and the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.). Finished 13th in the world standings with $137,178
• 2016: Finished 100th in the world standings with $10,006. Won the McAlester (Okla.) ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Jackson County Pro Rodeo (Bellevue, Iowa)
•2015: Won the Defeat of Jesse James Days Rodeo (Northfield, Minn.), the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.). Co-champion at Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell). Finished 72nd in the world standings with $16,592
• 2014: Won the St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo (Glenwood City, Wis.). Finished 105th in the world standings with $10,113
• 2013: Co-champion at the Crystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.). Finished 148th in the world standings with $7,094
• 2012: Won the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.); the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa) and the Minnesota Horse Exposition Rodeo (St. Paul, Minn.). Finished 92nd in the world standings with $11,790
• 2011: Won the North American Championship Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.); the Heart of the North Rodeo (Spooner, Wis.). Finished 86th in the world standings with $12,258
• 2010: Won the Jackson County ProRodeo (Bellevue, Iowa) and the Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.); finished 54th in the world standings with $18,481
• 2009: Won the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo; finished 41st in the world standings with $29,251
• 2008: Won the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); the Licking (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo and the Duluth (Minn.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo; the Juneau County Fair Pro Rodeo (Mauston, Wis.) and the Brown County Fair (De Pere, Wis.). Finished 22nd in the world standings with earnings of $43,092
• 2007: Won the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo; co-champion at the Kaw Valley Rodeo (Manhattan, Kan.)
• 2006: Won the National Cattle Congress (Waterloo, Iowa); the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) and the Glenwood City (Wis.) Championship Rodeo; finished the year 29th in the world standings with $35,936
• 2005: Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average title at the Puyallup (Wash.) Rodeo and at the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City); finished the year 25th in the world with $43,835

Wisconsin High School Rodeo State champion, 1996-99. Great Plains Region steer wrestling champion, 2001-03

6-1, 220…Enjoys hunting and fishing…Got involved in rodeo through his grandfather and mother. His father, Ted, is a guidance counselor and athletic director and mother, Kathy, is a banker. He has one brother, B.J., and one sister, Sara, who also compete in rodeo…Travels with Rodney Burks, Ronnie Fields and Chancey Larson…Graduated from high school in Lancaster, Wis., with 105 classmates…Favorite sports team is the Wisconsin Badgers and favorite food is steak…Rodeo idols are his grandfather and father
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