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Riley Pruitt

Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 10/17/1991 Gering, Neb.
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $712,203.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2016,2019)
Current Residence: Gering, Neb.

2019 world standings place: 4th
2019 earnings: $226,445
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 5th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: 126,910
NFR Average titles: 1 (2016)
Education: Eastern Wyoming College (Torrington, Wyo.)

2020 Highlights

• Won the Heart O Texas (Waco) Fair & Rodeo
• Won the NILE Prorodeo (Billings, Mont.)
• Won the Westcliffe (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2019: He finished fourth in the world standings with $226,445. He split the win in Round 8 and placed in five rounds at the Wrangler NFR; he finished fifth in the average. Won the Pendeton (Ore.) Round-Up and the 75th Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.)
• 2018: Won the RAM Mountain States Circuit Finals (Loveland, Colo.), the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.), the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo, the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.), the Buffalo, (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo, the Sidney (Neb.) County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup (Riverton, Wyo.) and the 4th Annual Ridin and Riggin Days (Craig, Colo.). Finished 23rd in the world standings with $57,056
• 2017: Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Council Bluffs, Iowa), the Wyoming (Douglas) State Fair & Rodeo, the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series, June 31-July 1 and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo. Co-champion at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.). Finished 28th in the world standings with $55,289
• 2016: Placed in four rounds to rank first at the Wrangler NFR. Finished seventh in the world standings with $180,586. Won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.),  A Tribute to the Great American Cowboy (Casper, Wyo.), the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo (Sterling, Colo.) and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Co-champion at the Sand & Sage Roundup (Lamar, Colo.)
• 2015: Won the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.), the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stamped Rodeo, the Yuma (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo and the Kimball (Neb.) - Bonner Co. Rodeo. Finished 26th in the world standings with $49,368
• 2014: Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo (Minot, N.D.), the all-around and tie-down roping at the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup, Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo and the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.). Finished 26th in the world standings with $42,868
• 2013: Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.); Nebraska’s Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.); the North Dakota Winter Show (Valley City, N.D.); the Cherokee (Iowa) PRCA Rodeo; the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.); the Old West Trail Rodeo (Crawford, Neb.) and the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo (Douglas, Wyo.). Finished 29th in the world standings with $40,957
• 2012: Won the Scotts Bluff County Fair & Rodeo (Mitchell, Neb.) and the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo (Douglas, Wyo.); finished 43rd in the world standings with $28,617
• 2011: Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.); the Coors Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.) and the Old West Trail Rodeo (Crawford, Neb.). Finished 81st in the world standings with $11,350
• 2010: Won the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.) and A Tribute to Chris LeDoux (Casper, Wyo.); finished 94th in the world standings with $10,451

Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo as a freshman in 2011. Qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo all four years as a tie-down roper and three years as a team roper.

6-3, 210 … wife Jenna (Married October 15, 2016).. Daughter Chloe Rose (Dec. 30, 2017) … Father, Troy, was the 1990 tie-down roping world champion, won the average at the National Finals Rodeo in 1993 and was an eight-time WNFR qualifier; mother, Martee, raises dogs and rides horses … Started roping when he was seven … Favorite rodeo is the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver) and rodeo idol is his father … Likes to ride horses in his spare time … Favorite type of music is Hip Hop … Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant … Likes the TV shows “Tosh.0” and “Two and a Half Men” … Favorite movie is “The Hangover 2”
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