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Jace Melvin

Events: Steer wrestling, Tie-down roping
Born: 2/27/1992 Fort Pierre, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2015
PRCA Career Earnings: $197,183.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2019 world standings place: 24th (SW)
2019 earnings: $55,405
Education: Vernon (Texas) College, associate’s degree in ag business; Tarleton State University, bachelor’s degree in ag business

Career Highlights
• 2018: Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals (Prescott Valley, Ariz.). Won the all-around at the Annual Fourth Of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.), the Sand & Sage Roundup (Lamar, Colo.). Won the Socorro (N.M.) County Fair & PRCA Rodeo. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Eastern Montana (Miles City) Fair Rodeo. Won the steer wrestling at the Appreciation for Industry Pro Rodeo (Winnie, Texas) and the steer wrestling at the Horse Heaven/Kennewick (Wash.) Round-Up. Co-champion at steer wrestling at the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.). Finished 29th in the world standings with $30,218
• 2017: Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Two Hands Memorial Rodeo (Perkins, Okla.), 
the Annual Fourth Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.) and the Sand & Sage Roundup (Lamar, Colo.). Won the all-around at the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas), the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo, the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up and the Flagstaff (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo. Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.). Finished 37th in the world standings with $35,927

• 2016: Won the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Bismarck, N.D.). Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the all-around and steer wrestling at the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.). Won the all-around at A Tribute To The Great American Cowboy (Casper, Wyo.). Finished 35th in the world standings with $29,410
• 2015: Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial (Roswell, N.M.). Won the all-around at the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.), the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, Nev.) and the Kitsap (Wash.) Stampede. Finished 33rd in the world standings with $29,756
• 2014: Won the Scotts Bluff County Fair (Mitchell, Neb.) while on his permit

Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo twice – as a junior (steer wrestling) and senior (steer wrestling, tie-down roping) at Tarleton State. Helped Tarleton State win the 2015 national championship as a senior.

5-11, 215…single ...Father, Mark, ranches at family ranch in Fort Pierre, S.D., and mother, Diana, is a healthcare specialist and also ranches; sister, Jessica (Melvin) Moore, was Miss Rodeo South Dakota, and also was the masked rider for Texas Tech University at football games while she attended school there; Jessica is married to PRCA steer wrestler Cody Moore; sister, Jenny (Melvin) Belkham, was a National Little Britches breakaway roping champion and WPRA breakaway roper; Jenny is married to Brent Belkham, a PRCA steer wrestler, tie-down roper and team roper … Jace started following sisters to rodeos and competed in Little Britches Rodeo Association, junior high and high school rodeos … Runs Melvin Timed Events, a timed-event stock contractor business for youth, junior high, amateur and ProRodeos … Favorite music is all types, but likes country the best, tops being George Strait … Favorite rodeo is Cheyenne Frontier Days … Favorite sports team is the New England Patriots … Favorite TV show is Blue Bloods … Favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse
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