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Blair Burk


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 7/25/1973 Duncan, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 1993
PRCA Career Earnings: $2,513,357.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 14 (1995-2007, 2009)
Current Residence: Durant, Okla.

2015 world standings place: 22nd
2015 earnings: $55,543
Tour Finale titles: 4
    Winter: 2001
    Summer: 2003
    Championship: 2006, 2010
Tour Finale qualifications: 19
    Winter: 2000-06
    Summer: 2000-03, 2005, 2006
    Championship: 2003*, 2004-07, 2009 (*injured/didn’t compete)
RNCFR qualifications: 7 (1996, 2001-03, 2012, 2016)
Education: Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant)

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo
• Co-champion at  the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper)
Career Highlights

• 2015: Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Innisfail (Alberta) ProRodeo and the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• 2014: Won the Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo; the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo; the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo (Joseph, Ore.) and the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D'Alene); co-champion at the Central Point (Ore.) Wild Rogue ProRodeo. Finished 24th in the world standings with $47,878
• 2013: Won the Sand Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo; the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup; the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.) and the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo; finished 18th in the world standings with $55,679
• 2012: Won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede; the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the Ken Lance Memorial (Ada, Okla.) and the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Finished 17th in the world with $63,153
• 2011: Won the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.) and the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza. Won the all-around at the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup. Finished 31st in the world standings with $32,643
• 2010: Won the Sheridan WYO Rodeo; the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.); the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and Utah's Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City);  finished 21st in the world standings with $60,842
 
• 2009: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and finished ninth in the world standings with $123,469. Won the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo; the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up and the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo
• 2008: Won the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Cave Creek, Ariz.) and the Lone Star Stampede (Conroe, Texas). Finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $60,228
 
• 2007: Won Round 5 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.2 seconds and tied for the Round 10 title with a time of 7.3 seconds to wrap up sixth place in final world standings with $146,402. Won the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Spring Rodeo; the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede; the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta); the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• 2006: Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas); the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup; the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour and average titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Rodeo; the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.); the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); and the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco). Co-champion at The Qualifier at the Fort (Fort Collins, Colo.). Finished sixth in the world standings with $124,128
• 2005: Won the average title at the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days and the Lehi (Utah) Round-Up; co-champion at the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at Rodeo Austin. Finished the year ranked 10th in the tie-down roping with $114,848
• 2004: Finished fifth in the world tie-down roping standings with $148,864 and fifth in the all-around with $161,867. Was 10th in the tie-down roping average at the Wrangler NFR and won $23,835. Won the Bell County Youth Fair & Livestock Show & PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas); the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Cloverdale Exhibition & Rodeo (Surrey, British Columbia); the Oakley (Utah) Independence Stampede and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Tied for the Tour Round win at RodeoHouston; co-champion at Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• 2003:  Won Round 1 at the Wrangler NFR with an 8.1-second run. Finished the year third in the world in tie-down roping with $168,008 and fifth in the all-around race with $186,507. Had to withdraw from the Tour Championships after an emergency appendectomy on Oct. 30 in Kansas City, Mo. Won the Winter Tour Finale (Omaha, Neb.); the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Red Bluff (Calif.) Rodeo; California Rodeo Salinas; the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days; the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; and the Clackamas Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore.); co-champion at the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas)
• 2002: Won the tie-down roping silver medallion at the Olympic Command Performance Rodeo (Farmington, Utah). Won the Buc Days Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) and the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• 2001: Won the ProRodeo Finale (Las Vegas) and was the Winter Wrangler ProRodeo Tour tie-down roping points leader. Won tie-down roping titles at the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo; the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)
• 2000: Won tie-down roping titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Fair Rodeo; the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up; the Prescott (Ariz.) Frontier Days Rodeo and the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede. Won the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede $50,000 bonus round
• 1999: Co-champion tie-down roper at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.)
• 1996: Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Prescott (Ariz.) Frontier Days Rodeo
• 1995: Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo tie-down roping champion
• Columbia River Circuit tie-down roping champion, 2000-01

Awards
PRCA Overall and Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year, 1993. Horse Eightys Sport "Sweetness" was voted PRCA/AQHA’s third-best tie-down roping Horse of the Year in 2006

Amateur
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Central Plains Region all-around and tie-down roping champion, 1993

Personal
6-2, 200 ... Wife, Tawna (married in 2000); daughter, Teely (born May 22, 2003)...Travels with his wife and daughter ... Member of the Choctaw tribe … Hobbies include playing basketball, hunting and going to movies; played high school football ... Parents are Barry and Cheryl ... Father was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1994, having qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 16 times; he and fellow Oklahoman Mike Johnson are reckoned to be the best tie-down ropers never to have won a gold buckle ... Blair’s superstition is to never put his hat on the bed...In 2003, he bought AQHA Horse of the Year “Grumpy” from fellow tie-down roper Brent Lewis … Enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Mavericks ... Became the 13th PRCA cowboy to surpass $2 million in career earnings during the 2008 season and entered the 2015 season 10th on the career earnings list 
 
 
 
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