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Monty Joe Petska

Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 6/13/1962 Carlsbad, N.M.
Joined PRCA: 1980
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,420,294.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 14 (1985-1986, 1988-1992, 1996-1997, 1999-2001, 2003-2004)
Current Residence: Turlock, Calif.

2019 world standings place: 49th
2019 earnings: $28,247
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (1986)

2020 Highlights

• Won the California Circuit Finals (Lancaster, Calif.), with Doyle Hoskins
Career Highlights
• 2019: Won the Stanley (Wis.) Rodeo and the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin Bonanza, with Cory Petska. Won the Tehachapi (Calif.) Mountain Rodeo, with Doyle Hoskins
• 2018: Finished 60th in the world standings $23,585
• 2017: Won the 72nd Annual Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo, with Bryce Palmer. Won the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.), with Dale Benevides. Won the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.), with Blake Teixeira. Finished 35th in the world standings with $36,094
• 2016: Finished 67th in the world standings with $17,768
• 2015: (Partner Ryan Reed) Won the Riverdale (Calif.) Rodeo and the Folsom (Calif.) ProRodeo. Finished 42nd in the world standings with $23,871
• 2014: (Partner Tom Richards) Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Cattlemen's Days (Gunnison, Colo.). Finished 23th in the world standings with $43,807
• 2013: Finished 80th in the world standings with $11,738
• 2012: Finished 254th in the world standings with $2,465
• 2011: Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, with Caleb Mitchell; the Truckee (Calif.) Championship ProRodeo, with Caleb Mitchell. Finished 34th in the world standings with $27,440
• 2010: (Partner Erich Rogers) Won Rodeo Austin (Texas); finished 36th in the world standings with $29,765
• 2009: (Partner Erich Rogers) Won the 25th Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo (Kingman, Ariz.); finished 36th in the world final standings with $29,765
• 2008: (Partner Luke Brown) Finished second in the average at the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, earning a season-best $9,745 after clocking the fastest time of the rodeo at 4.1 seconds to win the third round; also placed in another round. Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; co-champion at the San Bernadino (Calif.) Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo. Finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $54,051
• 2007: (Partner Mike Bacon) Co-champion at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo; finished 47th in the final heeling standings with $19,723 
• 2005: Won the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo, with Jake Stanley; won the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo, with Tanner Bryson; finished 49th in the final world heeling standings with $15,292 
• 2004: (Partner Turtle Powell) Placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, finishing 13th in the final world heeling standings with $72,993. Won the Tour Championships (Dallas) with a 4.3-second run in the final round, earning $11,750. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.) 
• 2003: Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, with J.D. Bacon and the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo, with Turtle Powell; finished 14th in the world standings with $69,406
• 2002: Qualified for both Winter and Summer Tour Finales, becoming only team roper to reach the first six Finales (2000-02). Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, with Frank Graves; finished 16th in the world
• 2001: Finished season as reserve heeling world champion with a career-best $131,217; was the Winter ProRodeo Tour team roping (heeler) points leader. Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.), with Frank Graves
• 2000: Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Fair & Frontier Days Rodeo and the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), with Frank Graves. Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo and the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), with Bobby Hurley
• 1990: Won the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, with Tee Woolman
• 1986: (Partner Paul Petska) Won the National Finals Rodeo team roping average title, with a time of 90.2 seconds on 10 head; finished in a tie for 12th place in the world standings with $45,185
• 1985: Won California Rodeo Salinas
5-11, 165 ... Wife, Kathy ... Hobbies include basketball and tennis ... Younger brother of team roper Paul Petska and uncle of team roper Cory Petska
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