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Rodney Burks


Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 3/23/1974 Benton, Ark.
Joined PRCA: 1995
PRCA Career Earnings: $246,678.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Benton, Ark.

2011 world standings place: 127th
2011 earnings: $7,352
Tour Finale qualifications: 0
Education: Northwest Texas State Community College (Mt. Pleasant, Texas)

Professional
2012 Highlights
• Co-champion at the Edgewood (Iowa) Days PRCA Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2010: Finished 165th in the world standings with $5,466
• 2008: Won the Heartland ProRodeo Championships (Waco, Texas); finished 52nd in the world standings with $22,107
• 2006: Finished 32nd in world standings with earnings of $33,884
• 2005: Won the Gladewater (Texas) Round-up Association Rodeo and the Klamath Falls (Ore.) Great Northwest Pro Rodeo. Finished 41st in world standings with earnings of $25,273
• 2004: Was runner-up in the average at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo. Finished 33rd in world standings with earnings of $32,201
• 2002: Won the Old Fort Days (Fort Smith, Ark.)
• 1999: Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo; finished 30th in the final world standings

Awards
Horse FF Zans A Baron Jack (nickname Zan) voted as the PRCA/AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year, 2004-06; finished second in balloting, 2007

Personal
5-10, 200…Wife Jullie; daughter, Brooklyn; sons, Talon and Payson...Parents Jim and Regina Burks; he has two brothers, Jacob and Michael…Jim retired after 43 years at a CAT dealership…The family owned Zan, with all three sons sharing in the responsibility of keeping the horse fit. Jacob, also a PRCA steer wrestler, was 73rd in the 2008 world standings…Dean Gorsuch won the 2006 world championship on Zan with Rodney hazing…Trains horses and works in construction when not on the road competing in rodeo…Enjoys playing basketball, football, softball and baseball for recreation
 
 
 
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