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Tilden Hooper


Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 1/12/1988 Shreveport, La.
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,051,888.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 6 (2008-09, 2011, 2014, 2018-19)
Current Residence: Fort Worth, Texas

2019 world standings place: 5th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 5th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $100,679
2019 earnings: $238,239
Education: Panola (Texas) Junior College, associate degree in business

Professional
2020 Highlights

• Won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas) 
• Won the 92nd  Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2019: Finished fifth in the world standings with $238,239. He placed fifth in the Wrangler NFR average, earning $100,679, after splitting the win in Round 6 and placing in four round. Won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), the Texas (Waco) Circuit Finals Rodeo, the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up
• 2018: Finished third in the world standings with $245,583. Won Rounds 1 and 10 at the Wrangler NFR. Also placed in three other rounds while taking third in the average with 846.5 points on 10 head to earn $150,391. Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.), the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas), the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas), the Big V Feeds Pro Rodeo (Mcalester, Okla.) and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo
• 2017: Finished 27th in the world standings with $51,759. Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, the Parker County Sherriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas), the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), the Rodeo Killeen (Texas) and the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.). Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up
• 2016: Did not compete 
• 2015: Finished 73rd in the world standings with $8,253
• 2014: Placed in six rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a second-place result in Round 7. Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas) and the Cowboy Capital ProRodeo (Bandera, Texas). Finished 11th in the world standings with $117,219
• 2013: Won the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo; the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas); the Cache County Fair & Rodeo (Logan, Utah). Co-champion at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo. Finished 56th in the world standings with $13,168
• 2012: Won the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the California Rodeo Salinas and the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah); finished 22nd in the world standings with $40,771
• 2011: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo and the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede. Co-champion at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Marshall (Texas) ProRodeo. Finished 11th in the world standings with $92,073
• 2010: Tied the world record with a 94-point ride on Classic Pro Rodeo's Big Tex at the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.). Won the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas); the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo and the Bowman (N.D.) County ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo; the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta) and the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah). Finished 26th in the world standings with $38,967
• 2009: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished 14th in the world standings with $99,165. Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup; the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.); the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City); the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo; the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo, Colo.); the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions and the Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo (Bandera, Texas). Co-champion at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show & Rodeo (Union) and the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco)
• 2008: Won Round 10 of the Wrangler NFR with a 90-point ride on Classic Pro Rodeo's Scarlet's Web. Finished 15th in the world standings with earnings of $74,769. Won the Oklahoma State Fair & Rodeo (Oklahoma City); the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Panola County Cattleman's Association PRCA Rodeo (Carthage, Texas); the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah); the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.); the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions; the Poway (Calif.) Coors Rodeo and the San Patricio ProRodeo (Sinton, Texas). Co-champion at the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.); the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos, Texas) and the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colo.)
• 2007: Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo; the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.) and the Rodeo of the Mid-South (Southhaven, Miss.); co-champion at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo. Finished 28th in the world standings with $25,268

Amateur
College National Finals Rodeo Bareback Riding champion (Casper, Wyo.), 2007

Awards
PRCA Resistol Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year, 2007

Personal
5-10, 170 ... Wife, Melissa ... Father, Terry, was a circuit bareback rider; mother, Patti; older sister, Mia ... Tilden started riding in bareback competitions at age 15 … He was born in Shreveport, La., but considers Carthage, Texas, his hometown ... Studied at Panola Junior College before turning to rodeo full time in 2008, when he competed in 113 PRCA rodeos ... Hobbies including wakeboarding ... Favorite movie is "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "or pretty much anything with Will Farrell"
 
 
 
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