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Junior Nogueira

Events: Team roping (Heeler)
Born: 9/6/1990 Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,369,675.00
World Titles Won: 1 (AA)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 6 (2014-19)
Current Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.

2019 world standings place: 2nd
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 7th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $122,468
2019 earnings: $238,243

2020 Highlights

• Won the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo (June 6th) with Cody Snow
• Won the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah), with Cody Snow
• Won the Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.), with Cody Snow
• Co-champion at the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo (June 13th), with Cody Snow
• Won the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas) with Kaleb Driggers
• Won the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo with Kaleb Driggers
Career Highlights
• 2019 (Partner Kaleb Driggers) Won Round 9 and Round 10, and split the win in Round 8 to place in a total of six rounds to rank seventh in the average with 50.1 seconds on eight head at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, the Mineral Wells (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Cache County Fair And Rodeo (Logan, Utah) and the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho). Co-champion at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah)
• 2018: (Partner Kaleb Driggers) Finished second in the world standings with $273,448. Placed second in the average at the Wrangler NFR, earning $157,513. Placed in seven rounds. Won Round 1. W
on the K-Days Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta), the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah), the West Of The Pecos (Texas) Rodeo, the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, the Grey Snow Annual Rodeo (Perkins, Okla.) and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series, July 27-28. Co-champion at the Deadwood (S.D) Days Of 78 Rodeo, the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.) and the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.). Won the all-around at the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.)
• 2017: (Partner Kaleb Driggers) Finished 5th in the all-around with $256,923, second in team roping with $255,417 and 143rd in tie-down roping with $7,324. Placed in six rounds at the Wrangler NFR and won Rounds 1 and 9. Set a new NFR record for the fastest team roping time of 3.3 seconds. Won the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, 
the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, 
the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), the Rooftop Rodeo, (Estes Park, Colo.), the West Texas (Abilene) Fair & Rodeo, the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Redding, Calif.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Sioux Falls, S.D.), the Johnson County Sherriff's Posse (Cleburne, Texas) and the Annual Fourth Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.). Co-champion at the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo
• 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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