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Ryder Wright

Events: Saddle Bronc riding
Born: 3/12/1998 Milford, Utah
Joined PRCA: 2016
PRCA Career Earnings: $498,867.00
World Titles Won: 1 (2017)
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2016-17)
Current Residence: Milford, Utah

2017 world standings place: 1st
2017 WNFR standings place: 7th
2017 WNFR earnings: $185,577     
2017 earnings: $284,938
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
Education: Milford High School (Milford, Utah)

2017 Highlights
• Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo
• Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo
• Won the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho)
• Won the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
• Won the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.)
• Won the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo

• Won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo

• Won at the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Santa Maria, Calif.)
• Won the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo
• Won the Amargosa Days PRCA Rodeo (Amargosa Valley, Nev.)  

• Won the Summit County Fair & Rodeo (Coalville, Utah)
• Won the Utah's (Salt Lake City) Own Rodeo At The Utah State Fair
• Won the Industry (Calif.) Hills Charity Pro Rodeo

• Co-champion at the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas
Career Highlights
• 2016: Won every round he placed in, rounds 1-4 and Round 9, to rank 12th at the Wrangler NFR. Climbed from 14th to fourth in the world standings with $211,758. Won ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas), the Silver State Stampede (Elko, Nev.), the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.), the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup (Riverton, Wyo.), the Days Of The Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah), the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah), the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo (Douglas, Wyo.), the Eastern Montana Fair Rodeo (Miles City, Mont.), the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo, the Central Ark PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Ark.), the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas) and the Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo. Co-champion at Kern County Sheriff’s Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.), the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)

• Won the National High School Finals Rodeo for saddle bronc in 2015. Won the Utah High School State Finals for saddle bronc in 2015 and 2016. 

5-8, 135 … Parents, Cody and ShaRee Wright, brothers Ryder, Stetson and Statler, sister Lily … Cody is a two-time world champion saddle bronc rider (2008, 2010) … Uncles are world champion saddle bronc riders, Jesse Wright (2012) and Spencer Wright (2014); uncles Jake, Calvin and Alex Wright also compete in saddle bronc riding … Started competing in rodeo in 2012 because his whole family competes and his dad (Cody) is his rodeo idol, says he tries to keep his riding style similar to his dad’s … Graduated from Milford High School in 2016 with a class of 32 students … Played football (wide receiver and cornerback) and baseball (center field) … Likes to watch the Denver Broncos play … Enjoys hunting for mule deer and coyotes and riding the Polaris RANGER his brother, Rusty, won … Says his most challenging ride was on Wars Marigold in St. George, Utah, in 2016 … Favorite rodeo is Pendleton because the arena is “old-school with a cool atmosphere” … Favorite food is pizza … Favorite movie is Creed … enjoys all kinds of music and plays on his phone when on the road … Would like to draw Medicine Woman for a ride … Travels with dad (Cody) and uncle (Spencer). 
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