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Marcos Costa

Events: Tie-down roping
Born: 12/24/1990 Parana, Brazil
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $397,927.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2015-17)
Current Residence: Childress, Texas

2016 world standings place: 2nd
2016 WNFR standings place: 9th
2016 WNFR earnings: $83,404
2016 earnings: $208,927

2017 Highlights

• Won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.)
• Won the West of the the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo
• Won the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
• Won the Parker County Sherriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas)

• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Rapid City, S.D.)
• Won the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)
• Co-champion at the Ram Texas (Waco) Circuit Finals Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Redding, Calif.) 
• Co-champion at the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.)

Career Highlights
• 2016: Won Round 2 and placed in five rounds to rank ninth at the Wrangler NFR. Won Rodeo Austin (Texas), the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.) and the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo Champion Challenge presented by Justin Boots. Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-up Wranglers Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Kennewick, Wash.), the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah)
• Won the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.)
• 2015: Placed in three rounds at his first Wrangler NFR. Won the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.), the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.), the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.) and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. Finished 11th in the world standings with $148,073
• 2014: Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.) and the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); finished second in the rookie standings to John “Catfish” Brown after breaking his left ankle on his first run at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up in September. Finished 31st in the world standings with $39,672

6-1, 170 … Single … Father, Vladetim, works on a ranch; mother, Joana … Left home at 14 to become a horse trainer and roper 1,000 miles away in Sao Paulo, Brazil … Mentored by 2008 World Champion Tie-down Roper Stran Smith and he lives in a guest house on the Smiths’ property in Childress, Texas; they met when Smith was conducting roping clinics in Brazil in 2013 … Primary competition horse is Sweet Pea … Has undergone four surgeries on his right knee
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