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Stan Branco


Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
Born: 10/13/1986 Merced, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2007
PRCA Career Earnings: $476,611.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2013)
Current Residence: Chowchilla, Calif.

2019 world standings place: 52nd
2019 earnings: $31,544
Education: West Hills College (Coalinga, Calif.)

Professional
Career Highlights

• 2019: Won the steer wrestling at the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.), the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo, the Deadwood (S.D.) Days Of 76 Rodeo, the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede and the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.). Co-champion at the Annual Fourth of July Celebration (Window Rock, Ariz.) and the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Old Spanish Stock Horse Show & Rodeo
• 2018: Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo. Finished 37th in the world standings with $37,982
• 2017: Finished 128th in the world standings with $9,231
• 2016: Won the Parker County Sherriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas) and the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas). Finished 124th in the world standings with $7,670
• 2015: Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days. Finished 39th in the world standings with $25,649
• 2014: Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede. Co-champion at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede. Finished 33rd in the world standings with $33,164
• 2013: Won Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.5 seconds and placed in three other rounds. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo; the Ken Lance Memorial (Ada, Okla.) and the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup. Co-champion at the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.). Finished ninth in the world with $113,066
• 2012: Won the Deseret Peak PRCA Stampede (Tooele, Utah). Co-champion at the PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo (Libby, Mont.). Injuries kept him out of action for much of the season and he finished 258th in the world standings with $3,063
• 2011: Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); Utah's Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City); the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo. Co-champion at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup; the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Round-up and the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.). Won all-around at the Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo. Finished 16th in the world standings with $53,118
• 2010: Won the Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Vegas); the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo; the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah); the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.) and the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Kern County Fair Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.); finished 16th in the world standings with $53,303
• 2009: Won the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque); the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Posse Pro Rodeo (Turlock, Calif.); the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; Nebraska’s Big Rodeo (Burwell); the Spokane County (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo and co-champion at the Goliad County (Texas) Fair PRCA Rodeo. Finished 27th in the world standings with $39,969
• 2008: Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo; the Jurupa Community Rodeo (Riverside, Calif.); the Spokane County (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Finished 44th in the world standings with $28,298
• 2007: Won the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede
• 2006: Won the San Diego (Calif.) Iron Horse Pro Rodeo Shootout

Amateur
Qualified for the National High Schools Finals Rodeo in steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping, 2002-05, winning the all-around title in 2005; California state high school tie-down roping and all-around champion, 2004. Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo, 2007

Personal
6-4, 245 … Single … Parents, Jody and Larry Branco; brothers, Sam and Roy … Rodeo is a family tradition going back five generations on his mother’s side and three generations on his dad’s. Grandfather, Dan Branco, appeared in the National Finals Rodeo as a team roper nine times between 1959 and 1973, with eight different partners, including his brother, Stanley Branco, in 1961 … Stan is named for his great uncle. Maternal grandmother, Sammie Thurman Brackenbury, was the world champion barrel racer in 1965, and his maternal great-grandfather, Charlie Fancher, won the team roping at California Rodeo Salinas in 1912 … Has worked as a farrier since high school … Enjoys bowling and movies…Favorite film is Lonesome Dove…Favorite rodeos are the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and California Rodeo Salinas … Favorite food is steak … Travels with Tyler Pearson
 
 
 
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