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Matt Garza


Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 12/28/1985 Las Cruces, N.M.
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $64,494.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Las Cruces, N.M.

2011 world standings place: 27th
2011 earnings: $36,884
DNCFR qualifications: 0
Education: New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, N.M.), graduated in May 2010 with degree in agricultural business and economics

Professional
2012 Highlights

• Won the Daniel Dopps Memorial RAM PRCA Rodeo (Mountain Home, Idaho), with Blaine Linaweaver
• Won the Sitting Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.), with Blaine Linaweaver
Career Highlights
• 2011: (Partner Jake Cooper) Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo; the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo and the Grand National Rodeo, Horse & Stock Show (San Francisco)
• 2010: (Partner David Key) Co-champion at the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; co-champion in the first round and finished fourth in the average at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); finished 43rd in the world standings with $25,393
 
Awards
Resistol Team Roping Heeling Rookie of the Year, 2010

Amateur
Won the College National Finals Rodeo team roping championship with Chance Means of Central Arizona College (Casa Grande, Ariz.), 2006; finished fifth in the CNFR with New Mexico State teammate Wyatt Althoff, 2008; also qualified in 2005 and 2007
 
Personal
5-11, 190 … Single … Father, Homer Garza Jr., owns Executive Rentals in Las Cruces, N.M., a land and property management company; mother, Susan Garza, sells real estate; brother, Homer III; sisters, Yvette Stevens and Amanda Martinez … Enjoys training horses and working out; he used to train for triathlons … Primary competition horse is Poison, who Garza bought as a senior in high school; backup horse is Hot Shot, who he bought from former roping partner Tanner Bryson … Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Enjoys music of all kinds; often uses it to motivate him when he is working out … Eligible to buy his PRCA card in 2006, but decided to wait until after he graduated from New Mexico State University
 
 
 
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