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Rocky Patterson

Events: Steer Roping
Born: 11/24/1965 Kiowa, Kan.
Joined PRCA: 1992
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,270,855.00
World Titles Won: 4 (2009-2010, 2012, 2016)
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Pratt, Kan.

2016 world standings place: 1st
2016 NFSR standings place: 3rd
2016 NFSR earnings: $57,432
2016 earnings: $142,350
NFSR qualifications: 23 (1994-95, 1997-2017)
NFSR average titles: 2 (1999, 2001)
NCFSR qualfication: 5 (2010-15)
Education: Allen County Community College (Iola, Kan.), associate degree; Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell), bachelor's degree

2017 Highlights

• Won the  Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)
• Won the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.)
• Won the Apache (Okla.) Stampede

Career Highlights
• 2016: Placed in eight rounds to rank third at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. Set a record for most earnings at a single NFSR with $70,651. Won the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.), the Parker County Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days and Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas), the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.), the Journey To The Cross (Dodge City, Kan.) and the RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo (Duncan, Okla.)
• 2015: Placed in three rounds at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. Won the Ram Prairie Circuit Final (Duncan, Okla.), the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.), the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the Spokane 4th of July Steer Roping (Colbert, Wash.), and the Cushing (Okla.) Community Rodeo. Finished 8th in the world standings with $73,021
• 2014: Placed in four rounds of the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping (Mulvane, Kan.). Won the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.); finished 11th in the world standings with $43,152
• 2013: Placed in three rounds of the Clem McSpadden NFSR (Guthrie, Okla.) and finished second in the world standings with $80,162. Won the Sheridan WYO Rodeo; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo (Duncan, Okla.)
• 2012: Won Rounds 3, 6 and 10 and placed in four others at the Clem McSpadden NFSR (Guthrie, Okla.) on his way to claiming his third world championship with $91,132. Won the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping (Torrington, Wyo.); the Sheridan WYO Rodeo; the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); the Sturgis (S.D.) Wild West Days; Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.); the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.); the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo (Douglas, Wyo.) and the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.)
• 2011: Won the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.); the Barber County Fair and Rodeo (Hardtner, Kan.);the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse (Cleburne, Texas) and the Mo Betta Stampede (Anadarko, Okla). Won Round 2 in 10.4 seconds, Round 9 in 11.8 and placed in three other rounds of the Clem McSpadden NFSR (Guthrie, Okla.); finished second in the world standings with $87,642
• 2010: Placed in five rounds of the Clem McSpadden NFSR on his way to a second world championship with record season earnings of $101,685; he is the first steer roper to earn more than $100,000 in a single season. Won the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.); the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.); the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw Pro Rodeo;the Phil Gardenhire PRCA Rodeo (Poteau, Okla.); the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.); the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.); the Barber County Fair and Rodeo (Hardtner, Kan.); the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas); the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo and the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas); co-champion at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• 2009: Won Round 10 of the Clem McSpadden NFSR and placed in five additional rounds on his way to winning his first world championship with season earnings of $80,923. Won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.); the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and  the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.) 
• 2008: Placed in five of 10 rounds at the NFSR (Hobbs, N.M.) en route to finishing third in the average and fifth in the world standings with earnings of $51,457; won the Bossier County PRCA Rodeo (Fairfield, Texas)
• 2007: Won Round 2 at the NFSR with a time of 9.6 seconds en route to fourth-place finish in the average. Won the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas) and the Prairie Circuit Steer Roping Finals (Bucyrus, Kan.). Finished seventh in the world standings with earnings of $41,625
• 2006: Was injured in the fifth round of the NFSR and had to withdraw from the competition; won the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas) and Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Finished ninth in the world with $33,201
• 2005: Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up and the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days Pro Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas). Finished the year sixth in the world with $36,548 and was eighth in the average at the NFSR
• 2004: Claimed the average title at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and won year-end steer roping title in the Prairie Circuit; finished fourth in the world with $41,581
• 2003: Won the steer roping title at the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.) and was the Ben Johnson and Wesley Sims steer roping champion
• 2002: Qualified for the NFSR despite suffering broken leg in July and missing most of the summer
• 2001: Won the average title at the NFSR (Amarillo, Texas) in record time of 114.5 seconds on 10 head; won the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo
• 2000: Won the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas) and the Dodge City (Kan.) Round-Up
• 1999: Won the average title at the NFSR (Guthrie, Okla.), earning $17,365, the second highest total at the event. Won the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup and the Wyoming State Fair (Douglas)
• 1997: Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Fair & Frontier Days; the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) and the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo

PRCA Resistol Steer Roping Rookie of the Year, 1992

5-11, 190 ... Wife, Shelly; sons, Cole and Caden ... Hobbies include golf and hunting ... Graduated from Chaparral High School in Anthony, Kan. ... Started competing in rodeo in 1975 ... Parents are Phillip and Marcella, and he has two brothers and three sisters ... Favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers ... Rodeo idol is Guy Allen ... Inducted into the Pratt (Kan.) Community College Athletic Hall of Fame on March 3, 2012; he served as Pratt's rodeo coach from 1991-2000
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