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Junior Nogueira


Events: Team roping (Heeler)
Born: 9/6/1990 Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $571,781.00
World Titles Won: 1 (AA)
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2014-16)
Current Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.

2016 world standings place: 1st (AA), 2nd (TR), 221st (TD) 
2016 WNFR standings place:4th
2016 WNFR earnings: $107,947
2016 earnings: $231,728 (AA), $230,284 (TR),  $3,549 (TD)
Tour Finale qualifications: 2 (2014-15)

Professional
2016 Highlights- partner Kaleb Driggers 
• 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. 
• Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.)
• Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo
• Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo
• Won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.)
• Won the North Central Rodeo Championship Rodeo (Medford, Wis.)
• Won the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo
• Won the West Texas (Abilene) Fair & Rodeo
• Won the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho)
• Won the all-around and team roping at the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.)
• Won 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)
• Co-champion at the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho)
• Co-champion at the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
• Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup
Career Highlights
• 2015: Placed in eight rounds at the Wrangler NFR with partner JoJo LeMond. Won the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days, with Jake Barnes, 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 National Finals Rodeo; 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

Awards
PRCA Resistol Team Roping Heeler Rookie of the Year, 2014

Amateur
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

Personal
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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