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Chad Rutherford


Events: Bareback
Born: 9/21/1991 Lake Charles, La.
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $113,387.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Itasca, Texas

2018 world standings place: 127th
2018 earnings: $768
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
Education: Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas) and McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.)

Professional 
2019 Highlights
• Won the Ellis County Livestock Show & Rodeo (Waxahachie, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, 
the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo and the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo. Finished 25th in the world standings with $54,795

• 2016: Finished 24th in the world standings with $43,101. Won the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas), the Mid Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.), the Homestead (Flor.) Championship Rodeo, the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.), and the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.). Co-champion at the Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas)
 2015: Finished 118th in the world standings with $2,551
• 2014: Won the Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup; the Heart of AM Rodeo (Beggs, Okla.)

Amateur
Qualified for the National College Finals Rodeo (2013-14, 2016)

Personal
5-5, 165 … Parents Charles and Toni, brother, Chase, sister, Tatum … Started competing in rodeo when he was a freshman in college at almost 19 years old … Wanted to play college football, but “I stopped growing, so I did rodeo to get a scholarship” … Describes his riding style as aggressive … Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Scarlet Fever is his favorite horse and would like to ride Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket … Looks up to his rodeo coach, Justin Browning … The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) is his favorite because he had a good first experience there, winning a YETI Cooler and $1,000 – describes the rodeo as having good prize money and hospitality … Always eats pancakes on the days he competes … Exercises almost daily with CrossFit and strength training to target certain muscles … Graduated from Itasca (Texas) High School in 2010 with a class of 45 students … Is working on his master’s degree in environmental chemical science at McNeese State University … Does odd jobs such as farming, ranching and building houses … Competed in football, baseball and powerlifting in high school, currently involved in precision long range shooting … Enjoys fishing, hunting for deer, hogs, and ducks … Favorite food is pizza … Favorite book is American Sniper … Favorite movies are the “Lethal Weapon” series … Listens to Five Finger Death Punch … Enjoys watching movies while traveling to rodeos
 

 

 
 
 
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