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Jr. Dees

Events: Team Roping (Header)
Born: 11/15/1997 Yuma, Ariz.
Joined PRCA: 2016
PRCA Career Earnings: $189,568.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2017)
Current Residence: Aurora, S.D.

2017 world standings place: 11th
2017 WNFR standings place: 10th
2017 WNFR earnings: $70,923
2017 earnings: $149,887
RNCFR qualifications: 0

2018 Highlights- Partner- Cody Cowden

• Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo
• Won the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo
• Won the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho)
• Won the Qualifier TE Only National Western Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), with Tyler McKnight
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the Days of 47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), with Tyler McKnight. 
Won the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo, with Matt Zancanella and the First Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.)

• 2016: (Partner Matt Zancanella) Finished 29th in the world standings with $38,789. Won the Western Fest Stampede Rodeo (Granite Falls, Minn.), the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo, and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. Co-champion at the Richland County Fair and Rodeo (Sidney, Mont.). Qualified for the RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo by ranking second in the circuit with $14,095; co-champion in Round 2 of the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo with Matt Zancanella 

• Competed in high school rodeos 

6-0, 175 … Parents Elvenee and Nina Dees, sisters, Phyliss and Alexis … Full name is Elvenee Dees Jr., his nickname is Jr. since he is named after his dad … Got into rodeo because his dad was a PRCA team roper and his entire family participates in rodeos … Started competing in 2008 when he was 11 years old … Graduated from Bookings (S.D.) High School in 2016 with a class of 180 students … Trains horses for a living … The Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up is his favorite rodeo because the arena has grass … Describes his roping style as aggressive … Practices roping and rides horses all day when at home … Looks up to team roper and tie-down roper Clay Smith … Plays basketball while traveling to rodeos … Enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys … Favorite food is steak … Favorite movie is Pistol Pete – Birth of a Legend … Favorite book is “The Inner Game of Tennis” 
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