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J.D. Struxness

Events: Steer wrestling
Born: 11/6/1994 Wilmer, Minn.
Joined PRCA: 2014
PRCA Career Earnings: $697,813.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 3 (2016-17, 2019)
Current Residence: Appleton, Minn.

2019 world standings place: 5th
2019 WNFR standings place: 12th
2019 WNFR earnings: $107,308
2019 earnings: $190,137
Education: Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.) and Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

2019 Highlights
• Qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the third time in his career. He finished fifth in the world standings with $190,137 and 12th in the average at the Wrangler NFR. He earned $107,308 at the NFR. He placed in six rounds.
• Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo
• Won Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo
• Won the New Mexico (Albuquerque) State Fair & Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Tri-State Rodeo Cinch Shoot-Out (Fort Madison, Iowa)
Career Highlights
• 2018: Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days, the Lake County Round-up (Lakeview, Ore.), the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo and the New Mexico (Albuquerque) State Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho). Finished 27th in the world standings with $48,937
• 2017: Won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.). Finished seventh in the world standings with $185,921

• 2016: Won Rounds 4, 5, and 10, split the win in Round 3 and placed in six rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank 12th in the average. Finished fourth in the world standings with $213,218. Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days
• Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa) and the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin Bonanza. Co-champion at the New Mexico (Albuquerque) State Fair & Rodeo and the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)
• 2015: Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.), the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas) and the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.). Co-champion at the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas). Finished 19th in the world standings with $55,450
• 2014: Won the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede, the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.) and the Longford (Kan.) Rodeo; earned $7,268 on his permit and qualified for the PRCA Permit Challenge in Las Vegas.

Qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo four times as a tie-down roper and three times as a steer wrestler. Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in 2013 while at Missouri Valley College

6-2, 240 … Single … daughter, Everlee Grace (11/10/19)... Father, Dan, is a feed mill manager; mother, Missy, works at the Johnson Memorial Healthcare Clinic (Dawson, Minn.); sisters, Kacey and Lauren, competed in college rodeo at Missouri Valley College … Given name is James Daniel Struxness, but has always gone by J.D … Graduated from Lac Qui Parle Valley High School (Madison, Minn.) in 2012, where he played fullback and middle linebacker in football and wrestled; he finished second in the state meet as a junior and senior, one spot better than his father had done during his high school career … Enjoys pheasant and goose hunting and hanging out with his friends … Favorite rodeo is the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days … Favorite kind of music is old-time country … Favorite meal is steak and potatoes
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