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Eli Vastbinder

Events: Bull Riding and Team Roping header
Born: 4/17/1991 Dayton, Ohio
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $285,599.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2018)
Current Residence: Athens, Texas

2018 world standings place: 9th
2018 Wrangler NFR standings place: 10th
2018 Wrangler NFR earnings: $78,254
2018 earnings: $173,371
RAM NCFR qualifications: 0


2019 Highlights
• Won the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo
• Won the Horse Heaven/Kennewick (Wash.) Round-Up
• Won the Crystal Springs Rodeo Xtreme Bulls (Clear Lake, S.D.)
• Won the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo
• Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Xtreme Bulls
• Won the West Texas (Abilene) Fair & Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2018: Won Round 5 and 9 and placed in three rounds to place 10th in the average with 243 points on three head at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.); the NE Mississippi Championship Rodeo (Tupelo, Miss.); the Bull Riding Extreme Tour event (West Plains, Mo.); Nebraska's (Burwell) Big Rodeo; Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; and the Lexington (Ky.) Rodeo.
• 2017: Took second place at the 2017 All American in Waco, Texas; Placed second in the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event at Fort Mohave, Ariz. Finished the season 26th in the world standings with $54,378. 


Won North Carolina state bull riding and all-around championships in 2009.

5-11, 170 .. Wife, Paige .. Father, Mike, truck driver; mother, April, dental hygienist; parents live in Dayton, Ohio; His mom’s side of family in Dayton, Ohio, rodeoed and that’s how Vastbinder got his start in the sport; older brother, Coy, former team roper, steer wrestler, and now is farmer in Ohio; First rodeo for Vastbinder was at age 3 when he rode sheep and he progressed from there … Enjoys team roping as a header and hunting deer, elk in his spare time … Favorite rodeo is Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days … Favorite movie is "Lonesome Dove" … Favorite type of music is Texas Country … Favorite artists are Whiskey Myers and George Strait … Favorite food is steak. Favorite restaurant is Outback Steakhouse … Favorite dessert is cookie skillet … favorite sports team is Carolina Panthers … Rodeo idols are Gary Leffew, and Tuff Hedeman.
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