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Ty Kirkland

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 3/2/1993 Lufkin, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $68,997.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Lufkin, Texas

2016 world standings place: 59th 
2016 earnings: $14,974
RNCFR qualifications: 0
Education: Vernon (Texas) College, majored in farm and ranch management

2017 Highlights
• Won the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas) 
• Won the Semi-Annual Ralph Morgan Rodeo (Lauderdale, Miss.)
• Won the Homestead (Fla.) Championship Rodeo
• Won the North MS PRCA Rodeo (Corinth, Miss.) 

Career Highlights

• 2016: Won the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show
• 2015: Won the Mid Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.). Finished 127th in the world standings with $3,802
• 2014: Won the Jackson County ProRodeo (Bellevue, Iowa). Finished 38th in the world standings with $23,375
• 2013: Won the Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic (Hattiesburg, Miss.); the SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.); the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the Desertview Pro Rodeo (Castle Dale, Utah); the Harrison (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo; the Alvarado (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the Heart of the North Rodeo (Spooner, Wis.); co-champion at the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series-May 31 & June 14. Finished 33rd in the world standings with $24,470
• 2012: Won the Panola County Cattlemen’s Rodeo (Carthage, Texas); the Capitol Legends Rodeo (Fort Pierre, S.D.); the Freedom (Okla.) Rodeo & Old Cowboys Reunion; the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw ProRodeo and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series-July 27; finished with earnings of $10,427 on his permit

Finished 9th in the saddle bronc riding and eighth in the rookie standings at the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo; named Vernon College’s Outstanding Cowboy that year, as a freshman. Qualified for the High School National Finals Rodeo in 2010-11, finishing eight in the saddle bronc riding in 2010

PRCA Resistol Saddle Bronc Riding Rookie of the Year, 2013, making him the 12th Vernon alum to earn a PRCA rookie award

5-9, 140 … Single … Father, Sandy, is a pipeliner, and mother, Darlene, is a beautician; sister, Samantha … He is the first member of his family to compete in rodeo … Enjoys hunting, fishing, working cows and team roping … Graduated from Central High School (Pollok, Texas) … Credits Ford Atkins with being instrumental in his development as a bronc rider … Travels with Heith DeMoss … Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Favorite book is the Bible … Favorite movie is Tombstone … Favorite food is steak

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