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Richmond Champion


Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 12/16/1992 Orange County, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2012
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,199,542.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 5 (2014, 2016-19)
Current Residence: The Woodlands, Texas

2019 world standings place: 4th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 3rd
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $108,154
2019 earnings: $238,983
Education: Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)

Professional
Career Highlights

• 2019: Finished fourth in the world standings with $238,983. He placed third in the Wrangler NFR average, earning $108,154, after winning Round 1 and placing in three rounds. Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, the Innisfail (Alberta) Pro Rodeo, the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo, the MSU-Nothern PRCA Extreme Bares & Broncs Challenge (Havre, Mont.), the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede, the Eagle (Idaho) Rodeo, the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta), the Missuola (Mont.) Stampede, the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.) and the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo (Merritt, British Columbia)
• 2018: Finished fifth in the world standings with $243,345. Placed in six rounds at the Wrangler NFR, while earning $123,526 there and finishing fifth in the average. Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, the Washington (Puyallup) State Fair Pro Rodeo, the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the Rocky Pro Rodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta), the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede, the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.) and the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Premier Rodeo
• 2017: Finished second in the world standings with $268,511. Won Round 8 and split the win in Round 2 while placing in seven rounds to rank second in the average with 847.5 points on 10 head at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, 
the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede, the Dawson Creek (Brith Columbia) Exhibition and Stampede, 
the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), 
the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas), the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo and the Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede, the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede and the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah)

• 2016: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank fifth in the average. Finished 11th in the world standings with $129,092. Won the Canby (Ore) Rodeo, the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of 76 Rodeo, the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo, the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)
• 2015: Won That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo, the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) and the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo. Finished 23rd in the world standings with $51,538
• 2014: Won Round 5 of the Wrangler NFR with an 88.5-point ride on PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year Dirty Jacket and Round 7 while placing in four other rounds; finished second in the Wrangler NFR average standings and third in the world with $198,075. Won Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. Co-champion at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (Montgomery, Ala.), the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days.
• 2013: Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.), the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Cowboy Capital ProRodeo (Bandera, Texas). Co-champion at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Finished 25th in the world standings with $36,124
• 2012: Won the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport), the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.), the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas), the Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.), and the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas). Co-champion at the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.). Finished 32nd in the world standings with $26,176
• 2011: Won the Belton (Texas) Chamber 4th of July Rodeo, the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club Rodeo and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series-July 1. Co-champion at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.). Qualified for the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo on his permit, earning $6,510.
 
Amateur 
Texas high school bareback riding champion, 2011; qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo

Personal
5-10, 175 … married, wife, Paige Lawrence, who was a pairs figure skater for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia … Father, Greg, is a manager for Benchmark Hospitality International; mother, Lori, develops job training programs; brother, Doug, is also a PRCA bareback rider … Mom competed in equestrian events in high school … Started in rodeo as a bull rider at age 13 and stayed with that until his junior year of high school; made his first bareback ride on July 4, 2010 when he was 17 … He then went to three bareback riding schools in six months, staged by Clint Cannon, Chris Harris and Pete Carr … Graduated from The Woodlands (Texas) High School in 2011 … Enjoys skiing, hunting, fishing and working out … Lived in Alaska for six years … Favorite movie is “Anchor Man” … Favorite meal is steak and “my dad’s Caesar salad” … Enjoys all kinds of music
 
 
 
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