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Tanner Aus


Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 6/4/1990 Granite Falls, Minn.
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $734,778.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2015-17)
Current Residence: Granite Falls, Minn.

2017 world standings place: 3rd 
2017 WNFR standings place: 5th
2017 WNFR earnings: $99,058
2017 earnings: $235,715
RNCFR qualifications: 4 (2011-12, 2015-16)
Education: Iowa Central Community College and Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.)

Professional
2018 Highlights
• Won the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals (Louisville, Ky.)
• Won the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo
• Won the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (Montgomery, Ala.)
• Won the Minnesota (St. Paul) Horse Exposition Rodeo
• Won the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.)
• Won the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.)
• Co-champion at the Dixie Roundup (St. George, Utah)
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won Rodeo Austin (Texas), the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.), the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo, the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin Bonanza, the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo, the Iowa's (Sidney) Championship Rodeo, the Richland County Fair & Rodeo (Sidney, Mont.), the Bowman (N.D.) County Pro Rodeo, and the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.). Co-champion at the Sitting Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.) and the Minnesota (St. Paul) Horse Exposition Rodeo

• 2016: Won Rounds 1 and 9, split the win in Round 3, and placed in six total rounds at the Wrangler NFR where he placed 10th in the average. Finished fifth in the world standings with $213,152. Won the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.), the Minnesota (St. Paul) Horse Exposition Rodeo, the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo, the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.), the Crystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.), the Chrystal Springs Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.), the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.), the Jackson County Pro Rodeo (Bellevue, Iowa), the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.) and the Adrian Foote Memorial (Newtown, N.D.). Co-champion at the Lexington (Ky.) Rodeo, the Sioux Empire Fair Rodeo (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Kissimmee, Fla.)
• 2015: Placed in three rounds at his first Wrangler NFR, including a split of the Round 10 win with an 83.5-point ride. Won Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.), the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.), the Wisconsin River ProRodeo (Merrill), the Jackson County ProRodeo (Bellevue, Iowa), the Adrian Foote Memorial (Newtown, N.D.), the Linn County Fair PRCA Rodeo, (Marshall, Minn.) and the Ram Great Lake Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.). Co-champion at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, and the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.). Finished sixth in the world standings with $83,756
• 2014: Won the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.), the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.) and the Pine City (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo (Pretty Prairie, Kan.), the Edgewood (Iowa) Days PRCA Rodeo and the Jackson County ProRodeo (Bellevue, Iowa). Finished 40th in the world standings with $18,269
• 2013: Won the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.) and the Jackson County ProRodeo (Bellevue, Iowa). Finished 69th in the world standings with $9,212
• 2012: Won the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.) and the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Co-champion at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the Cherokee (Iowa), the Chamber PRCA Rodeo; finished 28th in the world standings with $31,843
• 2011: Won the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.), the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo, the Licking (Mo.) PRCA Rodeo, the Beaver Valley Horse Club Rodeo (Strasburg, N.D.) and the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.). Finished 31st in the world standings with $29,170
• 2010: Won the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days; the Jesse James Day Rodeo (Northfield, Minn.), the Wild West Days PRCA Rodeo (Sturgis, S.D.), the Juneau County Fair Pro Rodeo (Mauston, Wis.), the Pine City (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo and the Federation West PRCA Rodeo (Sedalia, Mo.). Co-champion at the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.) and the Carson (Iowa) Community Rodeo. Finished 39th in the world standings with $23,368
• 2009: Won the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo (Braham, Minn.), the Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo and the Gerry (N.Y.) Volunteer Firemen’s Rodeo; earned $8,111 while competing on his permit

Amateur
Won the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo with 315 points on four head, finished second to J.R. Vezain at the 2011 CNFR and third in 2010; three-times finished as Great Plains College Regional champion. Minnesota high school bareback riding champion, 2008; finished fifth in the National High School Finals Rodeo, 2008
 
Personal 
5-7, 160 … Wife, Lonissa (married Oct. 15, 2016) … Parents, John and Rae Ann; sisters, Dani and Braelee; John won the Great Lakes Circuit bareback riding year-end title in 1988 and served as president of the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association … Tanner started competing in rodeo at 9 years old … Enjoys relaxing or bailing hay when he’s home from the rodeo road … Graduated from Yellow Medicine East High School (Granite Falls, Minn.) in a class of 67
 
 
 
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