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Justin McDaniel

Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 10/10/1986 Tahlequah, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 2005
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,103,264.00
World Titles Won: 1 (2008)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 6 (2007-10, 2012, 2014)
Current Residence: Porum, Okla.

2014 world standings place: 9th
2014 WNFR average place: 12th
2014 WNFR earnings: $61,707
2014 earnings: $126,885
Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (2008, 2010)
Tour Finale titles: 1
    Championships: 2007
Tour Finale qualifications: 5 (2007-10, 2014)
Education: Vernon College (Vernon, Texas)

2014 Highlights
• Won Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with an 89-point ride on Frontier Rodeo's Delta Ship and placed in four other rounds to move from 14th to 9th in the world standings
• Won the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.)
• Co-champion at the American Royal ProRodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)
• Co-champion at the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)
• Co-champion at the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2013: Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 and the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas). Finished 36th in the world standings with $27,214
• 2012: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo en route to finishing fifth in the average standings and 13th in the world standings with $97,267. Won the Edgewood (Iowa) Days PRCA Rodeo; the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas) and the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo
• 2011: Won the all-around and bareback riding at the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the Ken Lance Memorial PRCA Rodeo (Ada, Okla.) and Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.). Co-champion at the Chisholm Trail Stampede PRCA Rodeo (Duncan, Okla.). Finished 39th in the world standings with $21,654
• 2010: Placed in eight rounds to secure his second Wrangler NFR average title in three years with 836.5 points on 10 head; he moved from ninth place to second in Las Vegas with season earnings of $185,039. Won the New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque) and Iowa's Championship Rodeo (Sidney); co-champion of the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo
• 2009: Shared first place in the first and third rounds of the Wrangler NFR and placed in two other rounds. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.); the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas); the Jackson County Pro Rodeo (Bellevue, Iowa); the Stanley (Wis.) Rodeo Days; the Box Elder County Fair and Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah); co-champion at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo. Finished fourth in the world standings with earnings of $161,696
• 2008: Won the Wrangler NFR average title with a record 859 points, placing in eight of 10 rounds, to claim his first world championship with earnings of $216,967. Won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; California Rodeo Salinas; Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg) and the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa). Co-champion at the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco) and the Lehi (Utah) Round-Up
• 2007: Won Rounds 3 and 7 of the Wrangler NFR and finished third in the average. Set an NFR record with a 91.5-point ride on J Bar J Ranch’s Delta Ship in Round 3 that was tied in Round 10 by Will Lowe. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas), with a 90-point ride on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Fancy Free; the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo (second round, Tour Playoffs) and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene). Co-champion of the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos Texas) and was runner-up in the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up average. Finished third in the world standings with $183,149
• 2006: Won the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo and the Pro Rodeo USA  (Millington, Tenn.); co-champion at the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa). In bull riding, won the Crosstie Entertainment Rodeo (Hinton, Okla.) and the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo
• 2005: Won the PRCA  Rookie of the Year award in bareback riding with $30,271 and picked up an additional $18,600 in bull riding to finish second in the rookie all-around race behind Steve Woolsey

 5-8, 130 … Single … Father, Brian McDaniel, works in construction; mother, Janie, and stepfather, Tony; younger brother, Tanner Girty, competes in high school rodeo as a bareback rider and bull rider; younger sister, Laramie, is a barrel racer … Rodeo hero is Ty Murray and his goal is to become the first roughstock cowboy since Murray to win the all-around gold buckle … Travels with D.V. Fennell … Enjoys hunting, especially with a bow … Played baseball, basketball and football before deciding to concentrate on rodeo … Graduated from Porum High (Okla.) in 2005, in a class of 30 … Roomed with three-time Wrangler NFR saddle bronc rider Isaac Diaz at Vernon (Texas) College … Underwent back surgery Feb. 5, 2010, in Tulsa, Okla., to repair two herniated discs ... He has served as an instructor at PRCA Championship Rodeo Camps 
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