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Lon Danley

Events: Bull Riding
Born: 6/7/1994 Tularosa, N.M.
Joined PRCA: 2012
PRCA Career Earnings: $299,557.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Tularosa, N.M.

2019 world standings place: 24th
2019 earnings: $73,428
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
Education: Vernon (Texas) College and Odessa (Texas) College

2020 Highlights

• Won the Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo 
Career Highlights
• 2019: Won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), the Turquoise Circuit Finals (Prescott Valley, Ariz.), the High Desert Stampede (Redmond, Ore.), the San Angelo (Texas) Cinch Shoot-Out Rodeo, the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo, the Ultimate Challenge Xtreme Bullriding Battle on the Chisho (Enid, Okla.) and the Old Fort Days PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding (Fort Smith, Ark.). Co-champion at the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)
• 2018: Won the Redding Extreme Bulls, the Helzapoppin (Buckeye, Ariz.), the Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo, the Flagstaff (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo, the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. Finished 24th in the world standings with $74,182
• 2017: Won the Roots N Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo and the 72nd Annual Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo. Co-champion at the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas) and the Helzapoppin PRCA Rodeo (Buckeye, Ariz.). Finished 35th in the world standings with $46,789
• 2016: Won the Turquoise Circuit Finals (Las Cruces, N.M.), the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo, the Trinity Valley Exposition (Liberty, Texas), the Xtreme Bulls & PRCA Championship Rodeo (Bismark, N.D.), the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo and the Springville (California) Sierra Rodeo. Finished 26th in the world standings with $46,229
• 2015: Co-champion at the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.)
• 2014: Co-champion at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas)
• 2013: Won the All Around for bull riding and tie-down roping at the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw Pro Rodeo

• Won the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo in 2008
• Competed at the National High School Finals Rodeo in 2010 and 2012 

6-1, 150 … Parents Justin and Renee, brother, Lyle, sister, Loryn … Dad rode bulls and works in construction and mom works for a phone company … Started competing in rodeo when he was 8 years old because his dad rode bulls … Full name is Willis Alonzo Danley, nickname is Lon, sometimes called Don by Cody Whitney and Trevor Castner … Graduated from Alamogordo (N.M.) High School in 2012 with a class of almost 300 … Helps his dad move dirt and work construction, enjoys ranch work and “cowboy stuff” … Likes to rope and help with cows … Favorite bull is Bruiser … Describes his riding style as “loose and cool – I move the whole time” … Looks up to his dad, Donnie Gay, and JoJo LeMond … Favorite food is meat and potatoes … Favorite music is old-school country and Texas country … Favorite movie is The Rounders … Like to ride go-karts, go mini golfing and bowling while traveling
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