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Dirk Tavenner

Events: Steer wrestling
Born: 8/4/1990 Rigby, Idaho
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $337,291.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Rigby, Idaho

2019 world standings place: 26th
2019 earnings: $51,281
Education: New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas)

2020 Highlights

• Co-champion at the Salmon (Idaho) Stampede PRCA Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2018: Won the Nile Prorodeo (Billings, Mont.), the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.) and the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished 23rd in the world standings with $54,963
• 2017: Won the Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas), the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo, the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Rodeo Days, the Northwest Montana (Kalispell) Fair and Rodeo and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days Inc. Co-champion at the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair And Rodeo. Finished 22nd in the world standings with $61,239
• 2016: Finished 23rd in the world standings with $44,619. Won the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah), the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho) and the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.). Co-champion at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.)
• 2015: Won at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede. Finished 27th in the world standings with $37,911
• 2014: Won the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas). Finished 21st in the world standings with $45,978
• 2013: Co-champion at the Ute Stampede (Nephi, Utah) and the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah); finished 50th in the world standings with $21,320
• 2012: Won the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho); finished 143rd in the world standings with $7,077
• 2010: Finished 213th in the world standings and 14th in the rookie standings with $4,270
• 2009: Won the Silver State Stampede (Elko, Nev.); earned $2,037 on his permit

Four-time qualifier for the College National Finals Rodeo (2010-13), finishing seventh in 2011 and sixth in 2012

5-10, 192 … Wife, Courtney is a school teacher … Father, Byron, is a rancher; mother, Laura, is a speech therapist; one sister, Clarissa … Does ranch work when he is not on the road competing … Enjoys playing cards … Graduated from Rigby (Idaho) High School in 2009, in a class of 280 … Rodeo idol is ProRodeo Hall of Fame bulldogger John W. Jones Jr … Favorite rodeo is Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days … Favorite movie is “The Gladiator” … Favorite book is Coming Back Stronger by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
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