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Michael Otero

Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 3/29/1982 Miami, Fla.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $537,019.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2019)
Current Residence: Foley, Ala.

2019 world standings place: 14th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 11th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $18,462
2019 earnings: $116,155
Education: Odessa (Texas) College and Troy (Ala.) University, majoring in general business

Career Highlights

• 2019: Finished 14th in the world standings with $116,155. He placed in two rounds at his first Wrangler NFR, finishing 11th in the average after earning $18,462. Won RodeoHouston (Texas), the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, the North Texas (Denton) State Fair & Rodeo, the Three Rivers Shrine Club Championship Rodeo (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) and the Stockyards Championship (Fort Worth, Texas) July 26-27. Co-champion at the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, Aug. 17
• 2018: Won the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, June 9th, the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, June 23rd, the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, July 21, the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, July 28 and the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, Aug. 18. Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo
• 2017:  Won the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla). Finished 34th in the world standings with $46,536

• 2016: Won the 136th Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), the Canby (Ore) Rodeo and the Wrangler Champion Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Spanish Fork, Utah). Finished 23rd in the world standings with $54,755
• 2015: Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (Montgomery, Ala.), and the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.). Finished 19th in the world standings with $64,861
• 2014: Won the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque); the Homestead (Fla.) Championship Rodeo; the Mid Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.) and the Georgia National Livestock Show & Rodeo (Perry). Co-champion at the 132nd Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.). Finished 36th in the world standings with $33,237
• 2013: Won the 3 Bar A Rodeo (Tuscumbia, Ala.); finished 80th in the world standings with $13,659
• 2012: Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the North Carolina Mountain State Fair PRCA Rodeo (Fletcher, N.C.). Finished 55th in the world standings with $23,598
• 2011: Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas) and the Louisiana Southern Fried PRCA Rodeo (West Monroe, La.). Won the all-around and the tie-down roping at the Goliad County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Goliad, Texas). Finished 29th in the world standings with $32,732
• 2010: Did not compete
• 2009: Won the Southeastern Livestock Expo Rodeo (Montgomery, Ala.) and co-champion at the Greater Gulf State Fair ProRodeo (Mobile, Ala.); finished 71st in the world standings with $16,388
• 2008: Earned $13,161 over Cowboy Christmas, finishing second at the Lehi (Utah) Roundup, sharing first place in a round with Josh Peek and Tyson Durfey at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, sharing third in the average at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede and finishing third in a round at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede. Finished 29th in the world tie-down roping standings with $41,406
• 2007: Won the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.) and the Cattlemen’s Days (Gunnison, Colo.) Rodeo. Finished 42nd in the world standings with $28,455
• 2005: Finished 57th in the world standings with $18,653

Competed for Odessa (Texas) College and Troy (Ala.) University rodeo teams

6-2, 195 … wife,  barrel racer Carlee Pierce-Otero, a three-time qualifier for the Wrangler NFR; sons, Houston Rey (born, Nov. 2, 2019); Kale and daughters, Jacy and Makala … Father, Rey, is a plant manager for Alabama Steel and mother Linda (deceased) worked in the Department of Industrial Relations for the State of Alabama, in Montgomery; brother Peter lives in Atlanta … A fishing enthusiast, he has engaged in deep sea, freshwater and fly fishing … Favorite rodeos are Montgomery, Ala.; Fort Worth, Texas; San Antonio, Texas, and Pendleton, Ore … Comedies are his favorite film genre … Favorite book is the Bible … Credits Bill Stewart with “teaching me everything I know about roping”

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