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Dirk Tavenner

Events: Steer wrestling
Born: 8/4/1990 Rigby, Idaho
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $229,835.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Rigby, Idaho

2017 world standings place: 22nd
2017 earnings: $61,239
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2014)
Education: New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas)

2017 Highlights
• Won the Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas)
• Won the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo
• Won the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah)

• Won the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Rodeo Days
• Won the Northwest Montana (Kalispell) Fair and Rodeo
• Won the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days Inc.

• Co-champion at the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair And Rodeo

Career Highlights

• 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 … Single … 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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