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Rod Hay


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 1/5/1969 Stony Plain, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 1989
PRCA Career Earnings: $2,331,475.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 20 (1989-90, 1992-2008, 2010)
Current Residence: Wildwood, Alberta

2011 earnings: Did not compete
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2007)
Tour Finale titles: 1
 Winter: 2006
Tour Finale qualifications: 15
    Winter: 2000, 2002-04, 2006
    Summer: 2001-06
    Championship: 2003, 2005-06, 2008
Education: Sheridan (Wyo.) College

Professional
Career Highlights
• 2010: Won the $50,000 Shootout Round at RodeoHouston by scoring 87.5 points on Burch Rodeo's Lunitic Fringe and won a total $54,250.The win came 21 years after winning his first RodeoHouston title in 1989, when he won $8,850. Won the Stavely (Alberta) Indoor Pro Rodeo; the 50th Annual Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta), June 16-20, however, broke his femur in 25 pieces where it joins the knee, while leading the PRCA World Standings. He was still ninth at the end of the regular season and qualified for his 20th Wrangler NFR, but was unable to compete and yielded his spot to Jesse Wright; finished 13th in the world standings with $77,693
• 2009: Co-champion at the Okotoks (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; finished 22nd in the world standings with $44,394 
• 2008: Won Round 10 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with an 89-point ride on Wyoming's Miss Congeniality and placed in three other rounds. Finished seventh in the world standings with $122,005. Shared first place in Shoot-out Round of RodeoHouston, then lost ride-off to Billy Etbauer. Won the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Fair & Rodeo and the IPE & Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia). Co-champion at the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede and the New Mexico Stampede (Rio Rancho)
• 2007: Won Round 2 and placed in nine of 10 rounds en route to winning the average title with a record 826 points on 10 head at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and tied for average win at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. Co-champion in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas). Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and finished third at the Canadian Finals Rodeo
• 2006: Placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning the third round with an 87.5-point ride and tying for the win in the fifth round with an 87; finished third in the final world standings with $172,892. Co-champion at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup; the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo; the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.) and the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.). Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.). Won the Southwestern International Livestock Show & Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo (Albuquerque); the Kamloops (British Columbia) Outdoor Pro Rodeo and the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• 2005: Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-up; the Puyallup (Wash.) Rodeo; the Dillon (Mont.) Jaycees Rodeo and the Rodeo Royal (Calgary, Alberta); co-champion at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede. Won the average title and the $50,000 round at the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, becoming the first person to win the bonus round four times. Tied for the win in the seventh round of the Wrangler NFR with an 86.5-point ride on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Slick Willy. Finished the year ranked fifth in the world standings with $138,009
• 2004: Finished seventh in the world standings with $129,666 and was 11th in the Wrangler NFR average, picking up $17,956. Won average and Tour Round titles at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); co-winner of the Tour Round at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; co-average winner and Tour Round winner at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; won the Okeechobee (Fla.) Cattleman’s Spring Rodeo; the Cloverdale Exhibition & Rodeo (Surrey, British Columbia) and the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede. Won the Tour Round and was co-champion in the average at the Pendleton (Ore.) Roundup. Was the high-point winner on the Wrangler ProRodeo Summer Tour; broke the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association record for most event titles when he claimed his eighth crown; placed in three of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR
• 2003: Won the Canadian Western Agribition (Regina, Saskatchwan) and the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo). Co-champion at the Rodeo Royal (Calgary, Alberta); the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede; the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel and the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-up; finished fifth in the world standings with $149,811
• 2002: Qualified for the Olympic Command Performance Rodeo (Farmington, Utah); won a record-tying seventh Canadian saddle bronc riding title, matching the record of Mel Coleman. Won Calgary (Alberta) Stampede saddle bronc riding $50,000 bonus round and the NILE Rodeo (Billings, Mont.). Finished third in the world with $165,473
• 2001: Won the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo. Finished sixth in the world with $93,890
• 2000: Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.) and the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo. Finished 13th in the world with $82,864
• 1999: Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede; the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo and the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede; co-champion at the Lea County Fair Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.). Finished third in the world with $162,201
• 1998: Won La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); finished sixth in the world with $103,916
• 1996: Won the Mid-Winter Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.) and the Southwestern International Livestock Show & Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); finished eighth in the world with $87,369
• 1989: Won RodeoHouston; qualified for first National Finals Rodeo 
• Canadian saddle bronc riding champion runner-up, 1989 and 1995
• Other world rankings: ninth, 1995; 12th, 1994; sixth, 1993; 14th, 1992

Awards
PRCA saddle bronc riding Rookie of the Year, 1989. Winner of the 2006 Guy Weadick Memorial Award as the "cowboy who best typifies the spirit of the Calgary Stampede"

Amateur
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Big Sky Region champion, 1988

Personal
5-8, 165 ... Wife, Shelley (married in 1994), is a teacher; sons, Logan (born in 1997), Dawson (1998) and Devon (2004) ... Hobbies include hockey, fishing and hunting ... His brother Denny competed in saddle bronc riding and qualified for the NFR four times (1989, 1994-95, 2001), and his brother-in-law is 2002 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Glen O’Neill...His father, Fred, and mother, Sharon, ranch...His favorite sports teams are the NFL Philadelphia Eagles and the NHL Edmonton Oilers...In his 20-year rodeo career, he has suffered a broken hip (1991), broken wrist (1995), torn shoulder cartilage (2005), separated shoulder (2008) and broken femur (2010)
 
 
 
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