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Junior Nogueira

Events: Team roping (Heeler)
Born: 9/6/1990 Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $838,499.00
World Titles Won: 1 (AA)
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2014-17)
Current Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.

2017 world standings place: 5th (AA), 2nd (TR), 143rd (TD) 
2017 WNFR standings place:7th
2017 WNFR earnings: $120,494
2017 earnings: $256,923 (AA), $255,417 (TR),  $7,324 (TD)
Tour Finale qualifications: 2 (2014-15)

2017 Highlights- partner Kaleb Driggers 

• Won the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede
• Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo
• Won the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
• Won the Rooftop Rodeo, (Estes Park, Colo.)
• Won the West Texas (Abilene) Fair & Rodeo
• Won the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede

• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Redding, Calif.) 
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
• Won the Johnson County Sherriff's Posse (Cleburne, Texas)
• Won the Annual Fourth Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.)

• Co-champion at the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo
Career Highlights

• 2016: Co-champion in Round 5 and placed in six rounds to rank fourth at the Wrangler NFR. Became the first Brazilian world champion in PRCA history by winning the All-Around world title with $231,728, finished second in team roping with $230,284 and 221st in tie-down roping with $3,549. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.). Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), the North Central Rodeo Championship Rodeo (Medford, Wis.), the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, the West Texas (Abilene) Fair & Rodeo, the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo, the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo,  and the Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho). Won the all-around and team roping at the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.) and the all-around and team roping at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo. Won the all-around at the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.). Co-champion at the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah), the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho), the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup
• 2015: Placed in eight rounds at the Wrangler NFR with partner JoJo LeMond. (Partner Jake Barnes) Won the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days, the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Champions Challenge and the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished fourth in the world standings with $198,737
• 2014: (Partner Jake Barnes) First Brazilian team roper to qualify for the Wrangler NFR; placed in six rounds and finished second in the average to jump from 12th to seventh in the final world standings with $136,036. Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo; the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah); the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Days Rodeo; the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.); the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo

PRCA Resistol Team Roping Heeler Rookie of the Year, 2014

Seven-time winner of Brazil’s biggest roping competition; he claimed nine cars, 54 motorcycles and two horse trailers in the course of his career in Brazil

6-0, 170 … Single … Name is pronounced No-Gada … Father, the late Lucinei Nogueira, was an accomplished tie-down roper in Brazil; mother, Eliziane, is a breakaway roper and a team roping header; younger sister, Ludmila … Started roping when he was 4 and turned pro in Brazil at the age of 14 … Met seven-time World Champion Header Jake Barnes through a mutual friend a week before the 2013 Wrangler NFR and they decided to rope together shortly after that; he lives with Barnes and his wife, Toni, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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