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Taos Muncy

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 6/28/1987 Albuquerque, N.M.
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,456,410.00
World Titles Won: 2 (2007, 2011)
WNFR Qualifications: 9 (2007, 2009-15, 2017)
Current Residence: Corona, N.M.

2016 world standings place: 17th
2016 earnings: $63,940
Tour Finale qualifications: 5 (2010-14)
RNCFR qualifications: 6 (2008, 2010-13, 2015)
Education: Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Okla., majoring in agricultural business

2017 Highlights

• Won the Sheridan WYO Rodeo
• Won the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo
• Won the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah)

• Won the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas)
• Won the Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial (Roswell, N.M.)
• Won the 72nd Annual Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo
• Won the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.)
• Won the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo (Cortez, Colo.)
• Won the Ropin Dreams Cowboy Fellowship PRCA Rodeo (Jourdanton, Texas)
• Co-champion at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo  
• Co-champion at the Iowa's (Sidney) Championship Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas)
• Co-champion at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.)

Career Highlights

• 2016: Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the Arcadia (Fla.) All-Fla Championship Rodeo, the Bandera (Texas) Pro Rodeo, the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.), Iowa's (Sidney) Championship Rodeo, the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.), the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo and the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo
• 2015: Won Round 9 and placed in two other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the St. Paul, (Ore.) Rodeo, the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Logandale, Nev.), the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days, the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.), the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah), the Industry Hills (Calif.) Charity Pro Rodeo, the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.) and the Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.). Co-champion at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Elks Helldorado Days. Finished seventh in the world standings with $157,307
• 2014: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Kissimmee, Fla.); the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Spanish Fork, Utah); the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.); the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colo.). Co-champion at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.) and the American Royal ProRodeo (Kansas City, Mo.). Finished sixth in the world standings with $149,712
• 2013: Placed in seven rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and placed fourth in the average; finished seventh in the world standings with $147,496. Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.); the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo; the New Mexico Stampede (Rio Rancho, N.M.) and the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Days Rodeo. Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo
• 2012: Won Rounds 1 and 9 of the Wrangler NFR, shared first place in Round 6 with Wade Sundell and placed in one other round to earn $56,686.Finished fifth in the world standings with $157,427. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.); the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo; Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.); the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede; the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions; the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.); Utah's Own Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah) and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas). Co-champion at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the Pikuni ProRodeo (Browning, Mont.) and the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.)
• 2011: Won Round 7 of the Wrangler NFR with an 86.5-point ride and placed in five other rounds. Finshed second in the average on his way to his second world championship with season earnings of $249,914. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas); the Canadian Finals Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta); the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.); the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.); the Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede; the Taber (Alberta) ProRodeo; the Rocky ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta) and the Okotoks (Alberta) ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo and the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta)
• 2010: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Finished ninth in the world standings with $122,408. Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo; the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas); the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the RamTurquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.); co-champion at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• 2009: Won Round 1 of the Wrangler NFR with an 86-point ride on Calgary Stampede's Knife Money and placed in four other rounds, advancing from 11th place to seventh in the final world standings with total earnings of $140,745. Won the Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.); the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.);  the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.);  the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos, Texas); the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo; the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.); the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo; the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.) and the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.). Co-champion at the Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.); the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.) and the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa)
• 2008: Won the Poway (Calif.) Coors Rodeo; co-champion at the Frontier Days Rodeo (Walla Walla, Wash.). Finished 25th in the world standings with earnings of $39,400
• 2007: Won Rounds 5, 7 and 9 at the Wrangler NFR on his way to a second-place finish in the average with 651.5 points on eight head. Became just the third competitor to win the College National Finals Rodeo and the world championship in the same year, joining Ty Murray (1989) and Matt Austin (2005). Youngest world champion saddle bronc rider in the sport's history, finishing with $201,133. Won the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Jaycees Parada del Sol; the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.); the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo; the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ‘76 Rodeo and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas). Co-champion at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days and the Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City N.M.)
• 2006: Finished 49th in the world standings as a rookie with earnings of $19,034

5-10, 155 ... Wife, Marissa; daughter, Marley, son Milo (born May 5, 2016) ... Parents, Blaine and Johnnie Muncy, were both rodeo competitors; Blaine competed in all three roughstock events and Johnnie was a breakaway roper and barrel racer. Sister, Jordan, won the National High School Finals championship in barrel racing in 2006 and is now the rodeo coach at New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, N.M.); she is married to PRCA saddle bronc rider Cody Taton ... The Muncy family was featured in a coffee table book, Making a Hand: Growing Up Cowboy in New Mexico, from Museum of New Mexico Press ... Muncy got the first name Taos because he was born about the time of the Taos Days Rodeo and his father knew a bull rider named Taos ... Although primarily a saddle bronc rider, Muncy also competed at the college level in bareback riding, bull riding and tie-down roping ... ProRodeo role models are Steve Dollarhide and Justen Washburn ... Set an arena record at the 2008 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo with a 92-point ride on Kesler Championship Rodeo's Cool Alley on the final day; it allowed him to finish third in the average ... Broke both bones in his right leg during competition at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup on April 20, 2008, and had a rod inserted during surgery performed in Redding, Calif. He was in fifth place in the PRCA World Standings at the time of the injury.  He returned to action on Aug. 31, 2008, winning a share of the title at the Walla Walla (Wash.) Fair & Frontier Days ... Broke his ankle on Feb. 17, 2009, when a colt he was working at PRCA all-around hand Mike Outhier's ranch in Utopia, Texas, ran him into a chute gate; Muncy was second in the world standings at the time of that injury
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