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Tony Mendes

Events: Bull Riding
Born: 8/10/1977 Reno, Nev.
Joined PRCA: 1996
PRCA Career Earnings: $277,459.00
World Titles Won:
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (1998-99)
Current Residence: Fruita, Colo.

Career Highlights
• 2012: Finished second at the Okeechobee (Fla.) Xtreme Bulls Tour event after entering the field as an alternate. Finished 29th in the world standings with $34,439
• 2011: Won the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.); finished 152nd in the world standings with $5,048
• 2009: Finished with earnings of $6,657
• 2008: Finished with earnings of $7,164, his season shortened by ankle surgery and a knee injury
• 2000-07: Did not compete in PRCA rodeos
• 1999: Won the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo and the Original Coors Rodeo Showdown; finished third at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo with season-best earnings of $7,797. Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; finished 13th in the world standings with 73,434
• 1998: Finished third at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and placed in two rounds of the NFR; finished 12th in the world standings with $65,249
• 1996: Wilderness Circuit year-end champion
PRCA Resistol Bull Riding Rookie of the Year, 1996
5-10, 170 … Wife, Jolene; four children … Nicknamed “Wild Man” … Younger brother of 1997 World Champion Bull Rider Scott Mendes … He is a third-generation rodeo cowboy … Started riding at age 3 on top of a sheep. Over the years he progressed from sheep to calves and steers, before climbing on his first bull at age 14 ... Enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, roping and ice cream … Qualified for the PBR World Finals eight times (1999-2005, 2007) … On Jan 2, 2008 he appeared on the CBS game show Power of 10 … Featured in Bullrider, a documentary film by Josh Aronson
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