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Tom Richards

Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 9/22/1990 Cottonwood, Ariz.
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $331,410.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2014, 2017)
Current Residence: Humboldt, Ariz.

2019 world standings place: 188th
2019 earnings: $6,366
Career Highlights

• 2019: (Partner Nick Sarchett) Won the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Rodeo Days and the Flagstaff (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo
• 2018: Finished 160th in the world standings with 7,174
• 2017: Won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.), with Ryan Motes. Finished 15th in the world standings with $111,511
• 2016: Finished 39th in the world standings with $28,833. Won the Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.), with Evan Arnold. Won the Dixie Roundup (St. George, Utah), with Will Woodfin. 
• 2015: Won the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.), with Cesar de la Cruz. Won the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D'Alene), with Justin Wade Davis. Won the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup, with Ryan Motes. Won the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.), with Tyler McKnight
• 2014: Placed in four rounds of his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, with Cesar de la Cruz. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.), with Cesar de la Cruz. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Cattlemen's Days (Gunnison, Colo.), with Monty Joe Petska. Won the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up, with Tyler Getzwiller. Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.), with Allen Bach. Co-champion at the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque), with Cesar de la Cruz. Finished 12th in the world standings with $101,071
• 2013: Won the Roots N' Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) ProRodeo, with Nick Sarchett. Finished 141st in the world standings with $5,999
• 2012: (Partner Nick Sarchett) Won the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Day Rodeo; the Roots N' Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) ProRodeo; the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.) and the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.). Finished 62nd in the world standings with $13,384
• 2011: (Partner Tyler Getzwiller) Reached the finals of the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City) and finished sixth in the team roping earnings. Finished 302nd in the world standings with $1,231
• 2010: (Partner Tyler Getzwiller) Won the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.); the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Cave Creek, Ariz.) and the Alamosa (Colo.) Roundup; finished 74th in the world standings with $12,470
• 2009: (Partner Tyler Getzwiller) Won the Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spurs Rodeo

Won the International Finals Youth Rodeo, 2008

6-3, 180 … Single … Father, George Richards, was the 1978 world champion team roping header and a seven-time NFR qualifier (1978-82, 1984-85); mother, Donna; brother, Ryan … Graduated from Dewey (Ariz.) High School … Works as a farrier … Primary competition horse is Chalk, 13 years old … Favorite rodeos are California Rodeo Salinas and the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) … Lists his dad as his rodeo idol … Favorite music is country
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