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Byron Wilkerson

Events: Team Roping
Born: 8/9/1962 Duncan, Ariz.
Joined PRCA: 1986
PRCA Career Earnings: $192,340.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Stanfield, N.M.

2016 world standings place: 30th
2016 earnings: $35,357
DNCFR qualifications: 1 (2006)
Education: Cochise College Arizona and New Mexico State University (Las Cruces), degree in Animal Science

2016 Highlights
• Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, with Seth Hall
• Won the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo, Seth Hall
Career Highlights
• 2015: Finished 287th in the world standings with $1,904
• 2014: Finished 212th in the world standings with $3,175
• 2013: Won the ABC ProRodeo (Lubbock, Texas), with David Motes and the 29th Annual Andy Devine Days Rodeo (Kingman, Ariz.), with Kyle Roberts. Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo, with Kyle Roberts. Finished 59th in the world standings with $15,957
• 2012: Finished 78th in the world standings with $11,911
• 2011: Finished 57th in the world standings with $16,754
• 2010: Finished 338th in the world standings with $912
• 2009: Finished 120th in the world standings with $6,121
• 2006: Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round title and tied for the average title at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, with Tanner Bryson


College National Finals Rodeo qualifier 1981-84

6-2, 215…Children Megan, Clancy and Carol…Other occupation is ranching…Hobbies include teaching team roping, golf and bowling…Byron was also a stuntman from 1988-2000…Dad, Gordon Wilkerson, went to the NFR in 1959 and 1961, so Byron grew up with rodeo…Mother, Carol Carnell, is a rancher, great mom and housewife…Siblings Daphene Wilks and Keith Wilkerson…Horses are Blessing (10-years old) and Shrimpy (14-years old), both can switch ends you can head or heel on them…Favorite rodeo is San Angelo, favorite movie is Tombstone, favorite music is classic country…Rodeo idol is Clay O’Brien Cooper

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