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K.C. Jones


Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
Born: 1/27/1971 La Junta, Colo.
Joined PRCA: 1995
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,373,010.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 9 (2002-04, 2006, 2008, 2012-15)
Current Residence: Decatur, Texas

2016 world standings place: 25th
2016 earnings: $40,185
Tour Finale titles: 1
    Summer: 2000
Tour Finale qualifications: 9
    Winter: 2000-01, 2006
    Summer: 2000-02, 2005
    Championship: 2006, 2012, 2014
RNCFR titles: 1 (2008)
RNCFR qualifications: 4 (2003-04, 2007-08)
Education: Northeastern Junior College, associate degree in pre-engineering; University of Wyoming (Laramie), bachelor's degree in business marketing

Professional

2017 Highlights
• Won the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)
Career Highlights
• 2016: Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.). Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-up Wranglers Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Kennewick, Wash.)
• 2015: Won Rounds 1 and 5 and placed in four other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho). Won the all-around at the Silver State Stampede (Elko, Nev.) . Finished third in the world standings with $127,615
• 2014: Won Round 6 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.5 seconds. Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Rodeo Austin (Texas), the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.), the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo and won the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.). Co-champion at the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo. Finished 12th in the world standings with $101,058
• 2013: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR and finished 14th in the world standings with $85,133. Won the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); the Cowboy Capital ProRodeo (Bandera, Texas); the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup and the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo (Cleburne, Texas). Co-champion at the Oakley City (Utah) Independence Day Rodeo
• 2012: Tied for first place in Round 8 of the Wrangler NFR in 3.4 seconds on his way to finishing fifth in the average standings and 12th in the world standings with $107,891. Won the Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo and the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah). Co-champion at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah)
• 2011: Co-champion at the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; finished 39th in the world standings with $25,489
• 2010: Finished 33rd in the world standings with $36,307
• 2009: Won the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas) and the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Finished 39th in the world standings with $30,881
• 2008: Placed in rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pocatello, Idaho); the Young County Rodeo (Graham, Texas); the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); co-champion at Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.). Finished 15th in the world standings with $75,783
• 2007: Won the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco, Texas); the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the Parker County Frontier Days Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas) and the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah). Finished 22nd in the world standings with $46,132
• 2006: Placed in five rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning the 10th round with a time of 3.5 seconds; finished fourth in the Wrangler NFR  with $57,109. Co-champion at the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas); the Omak (Wash.) Stampede; the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo; the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas) and the Dinosaur Round-Up Rodeo (Vernal, Utah). Won the Toppenish (Wash.) Pow Wow and Rodeo; the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo and the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the all-around title at the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo. Finished the year fourth in the world standings with $128,890
• 2005: Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Top O’Texas Rodeo (Pampa, Texas). Finished the year ranked 22nd in the world with $45,496
• 2004: Won steer wrestling titles at the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.) and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series; was co-champion at Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.) and placed in three of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the tie-down roping title at the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo. Finished 12th in the world in the steer wrestling with $88,557
• 2003: Won the steer wrestling titles at San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque); won the tie-down roping title at the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo); finished 15th in the world with $65,376
• 2002: Won steer wrestling titles at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore.) and the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, where he set arena record (3.8 seconds). Co-champion tie-down roper at the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo. Finished fifth in the world in steer wrestling with $110,810
• 2001: Won steer wrestling titles at the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco) and California Rodeo Salinas; finished 18th in the world standings with $56,100
• 2000: Won steer wrestling title at the Copenhagen Cup Finale (Mesquite, Texas); finished 34th in the world standings with $31,136

Personal
5-11, 180 ... Wife, Gayle, is a barrel racer and a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines ... Parents, Charlie and Ruby Jones; sister, Kelly Ballard ... Works as equine dentist, farrier and horse trainer when not competing in rodeo ... Hobbies include hunting (big game, waterfowl and upland birds), pack trips, fishing, skiing and weightlifting
 
 
 
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