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Allen Bach

Events: Team Roping (Heeling), Tie-down Roping
Born: 4/30/1957 Soap Lake, Wash.
Joined PRCA: 1978
PRCA Career Earnings: $2,474,051.00
World Titles Won: 4 (1979, 1990, 1995, 2006)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 30 (1978-96, 1998-2008)
Current Residence: Boyd, Texas

Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (1979, 2006)
Tour Finale qualifications: 15
   Winter: 2002, 2004-06
   Summer: 2000-04, 2006
   Championship: 2003-07
RNCFR qualifications: 7 (1987-88, 1991, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2006)

Career Highlights

• 2017: Won the Thermopolis (Wyo.) Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo, with Wenceslao Aguilera. Finished 255th in the world standings with $2,779
• 2016: Did not compete
• 2015: Won the Buffalo (Minn.) Championship PRCA Rodeo. Finished 122nd in the world standings with $8,410
• 2014: (Partner Joel Bach) Won the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.), the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colo.) and the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.). Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.), with Tom Richards. Finished 21st in the world standings with $49,530
• 2013: (Partner Joel Bach)  Won the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.); co-champion at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.) and the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas). Won the 75th Annual Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.), with Arky Rogers; finished 45th in the world standings with $23,108
• 2012: Finished 176th in the world standings with $4,419
• 2011: (Partner Joel Bach) Won the Crooked River Round-up (Prineville, Ore.), breaking the arena record with a time of 9.4 seconds on two head. Won the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas); the Crosby (Texas) Fair & PRCA Rodeo; the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Cave Creek, Ariz.) and the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.). Finished 16th in the world standings with $58,266
• 2010: (Partner Matt Sherwood) Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo; finished 58th in the world standings with $15,928
• 2009: (Partner Joel Bach) Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas); the New Mexico Stampede (Rio Rancho) and the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas). Finished 18th in the world standings with $47,863
 • 2008: (Partner Speed Williams) Placed in five of 10 rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; finished 10th in the world standings with $109,746. Won La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Colorado State Fair Rodeo (Pueblo, Colo.); the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo and the Frontier Days Rodeo (Walla Walla, Wash.), setting an arena record of 15.3 seconds on three head
• 2007: Became 11th rodeo competitor to surpass $2 million in career earnings. Won Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), with Chad Masters; the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, with Luke Brown and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas), with Luke Brown; finished fourth in the world standings with $149,322
• 2006: Won the Wrangler NFR average title, with Chad Masters, in a time of 88.5 seconds on 10 head en route to his fourth world title. Won the second and third rounds with times of 4.5 and 4.3 seconds, respectively. Won $98,714 at the Wrangler NFR, setting a new team roping earnings record. Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo) and the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, all with Charly Crawford; won the average title at the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas) with Travis Tryan
• 2005: (Partner Travis Tryan) Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw Pro Rodeo; the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.) and the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days; qualified for the Tour Championships after finishing second at the Winter Tour Finale; won the Wrangler Tour Round and average titles at San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)
• 2004: (Partner Jake Barnes) Finished third in the world with $136,976, including $60,779 at the Wrangler NFR when he won Round 3 with at time of 5.5 seconds and tied for the win in Round 10 with a time of 4.0. Co-champion at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.). Semifinalist at the Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas, Nev.); finished second at the Summer Tour Finale (Omaha, Neb.) and third at the Tour Championships (Dallas)
• 2003: Won California Rodeo Salinas and the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco) with partner Clay Tryan; won $12,533 at the Tour Championships with partner Jake Barnes; won Round 6 with a 3.9-second run and Round 9 with a 4.2 at the Wrangler NFR, with partner Jake Barnes; was second at the Wrangler NFR with $81,079 in earnings and finished the year second in the world with $149,275
• 2002: Tied Wrangler NFR team roping arena record with a 3.8-second run, with Frank Graves; won the Colorado State Fair Rodeo (Pueblo) with Trevor Brazile; earned $59,958 at the Wrangler NFR and finished eighth in the average
• 2001: (Partner Daniel Green) Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Oakley (Utah) Independence Day Rodeo; the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Pine Country Pro Rodeo (Flagstaff, Ariz.)
• 2000: Summer Wrangler ProRodeo Tour team roping points leader; won the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo, with Daniel Green
• 1999: (Partner Daniel Green) Won the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo and California Rodeo Salinas; won team roping title in California Circuit
• 1993: Won record five NFR rounds in a row, with Bobby Hurley, a streak second only to that of steer roper Arnold Felts, who won six rounds in a row at the 1993 NFSR
• 1990: Won his second world title and the California Circuit team roping title
• 1979: Won the NFR team roping aggregate title, with Jesse James, and his first world championship

Received the inaugural Foster Friess Mentoring Award given by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Athletes in Action, 2006

6-4, 195 … Wife, Peggy (married in 1978); daughters, April, Erica; sons, Joel, Tyler … Joel was the PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year (header) in 2008 ... Hobbies include basketball, golf, and water skiing…… Founded the ministry Forever Cowboys (, with a mission of "maximizing the cowboys influence to impact the world."  He's operated mentorship camps for young men, women and families since 2006 … Allen was one of six children of Courtney and Laura Bach, and grew up on a ranch in Washington ... Bach has taught at team roping schools and clinics for more than 30 years throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil and Israel; he presided over Israel's first-ever team roping school, in December 2009 ... Writes instructional columns for five different Western magazines ... Designed and owns the "Smarty" steer, a training device for team ropers ... Maintains the website ... Purchased two new horses in the summer of 2013, JAG, a palomino gelding, and Ice Cube, a sorrel gelding
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