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Rusty Wright


Events: Saddle bronc riding
Born: 11/10/1995 Milford, Utah
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $498,673.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2015-16)
Current Residence: Milford, Utah

2017 world standings place: 22nd
2017 earnings: $48,208

Professional
2017 Highlights

• Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)
• Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede
• Co-champion at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo)

Career Highlights

• 2016: Placed in three rounds to rank 13th at the Wrangler NFR. Finished ninth in the world standings with $163,904. Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), the California Rodeo Salinas, the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, the Yellowstone River Round-Up (Billings, Mont.), the Ute Stampede (Nephi, Utah), the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.), the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), Won Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas), the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo
• Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Rapid City, S.D.), the Wrangler Champion Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Spanish Fork, Utah), the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.), the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo (Moab, Utah), the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas), the Gold County Pro Rodeo (Auburn, Calif.),  and the Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo. Co-champion at the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days and the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo
• 2015: Won Rounds 4, 7 and 8 and placed in four other rounds to rank sixth at his first Wrangler NFR. Won the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, The Days of ‘47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.), the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho), the Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo, the Caribou County Pair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho), the Yuma (Colo.) Fair & Rodeo, the Kimball (Neb.) - Bonner Co. Rodeo, the Montana’s Biggest Weekend (Dillon) and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo. Co-champion at Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.). Finished third in world standings with $244,448
• 2014: Won the SW District Fat Stock Show and Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.); the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.); the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.); the Glennville (Calif.) Round-Up; the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair and Rodeo; the Davis County Fair (Farmington, Utah) and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Co-champion at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.). Finished 30th in the world with $30,124

Awards
Resistol PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding Rookie of the Year, 2014

Amateur
Won the National High School Finals Rodeo saddle bronc championship in 2012 and 2013; Won the Utah state high school championship in 2014

Personal
5-8, 135 … Single … Son, Rookie (born March 15, 2016) … Parents, Cody and ShaRee Wright, Cody is a two-time world champion saddle bronc rider (2008, 2010); brothers, Ryder, Stetson and Statler; sister, Lily Jo … Uncles Jesse (2012) and Spencer (2014) are world champion saddle bronc riders; uncles Jake and Alex also compete in saddle bronc riding … By the end of the 2016 season, Ryder and his dad, uncles and brother had 35 years of ProRodeo experience, 26 Wrangler NFR qualifications and four world titles … Favorite movie is “Invincible” … Enjoys deer and coyote hunting, snowboarding and golfing … Favorite sports team is the Denver Broncos and favorite player is Peyton Manning … Has always liked the color black because of Johnny Cash … Started riding saddle bronc horses at the age of 15, under the tutelage of his father … Favorite music is country and Alan Jackson is his favorite singer … Favorite rodeo is Pendleton (Ore.) … Favorite TV show is “Two and a Half Men” … Favorite book is Highway
 
 
 
 
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