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Shay Carroll

Events: Team roping (Heeler)
Born: 2/1/1991
Joined PRCA: 2011
PRCA Career Earnings: $604,204.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2014, 2016)
Current Residence: La Junta, Colo.

2019 world standings place: 24th
2019 earnings: $54,165
Education: Northeastern Junior College (Sterling, Colo.) and Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)

2020 Highlights

• Won the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.), with Levi Simpson
Career Highlights
• 2018: Finished 43rd in the world standing with $31,106
• 2017: Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, Nano Garza. Finished 25th in the world standings with $47,667

• 2016: (Partner Kolton Schmidt) Won Round 9 and ranked 15th at the Wrangler NFR. Finished 11th in the world standings with $110,968. Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede, the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days and the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo Champion Challenge. Co-champion at the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo. Co-champion in tie-down roping at the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede. Won the all-around and team roping at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.). Won the all-around at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series (July 8-9) and the Canby (Ore) Rodeo
• 2015: Won the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.), with Charly Crawford. Finished 29th in the world standings with $40,196
• 2014: (Partner Charly Crawford) Finished second in two rounds of his debut at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo (Grover, Colo.), with Aaron Macy and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series on June 14, with Aaron Macy. Finished 12th in the world standings with $100,815
• 2013: (Partner Colby Siddoway) Won Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.); the Ute Stampede (Nephi, Utah); the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho); the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-up; the Evergreen (Colo.) Rodeo; the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series on June 15; finished 33rd in the world standings with $29,579
• 2012: (Partner Tyler Schnaufer) Won the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-up; the Sand & Sage Roundup (Lamar, Colo.); the Yuma (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo and A Tribute to the Great American Cowboy (Casper, Wyo.); Finished 73rd in the world standings with $12,355 and won the Mountain States Circuit year-end title
• 2011: (Partner Lance Fillmore) Won the San Luis Valley Ski Hi Rodeo (Monte Vista, Colo.); earned $5,525 in his rookie season

Won the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.), with Tyler Schnaufer, while attending Northeastern Junior College

6-3, 210 … Single … Father, Dick, owns a trucking company, Hauler Back Ag, in La Junta, Colo.; mother, Mary Sue, is a school teacher; sister, Taraye … Shay’s father and grandfather, Truett, both competed in tie-down roping as PRCA members; Dick was the 1983 Mountain States Circuit year-end champion … Hobbies include shooting clay pigeons … Rodeo idol is Trevor Brazile … Graduated from Cheraw (Colo.) High School in a class of 13; played on the basketball team there … Favorite sports team is the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA … Favorite rodeo is Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, because of “the atmosphere” … Favorite movie is “Seven Days in Utopia” (2011), with Robert Duvall … Favorite food is steak
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