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Chad Van Campen

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 8/1/1975 Granada, Colo.
Joined PRCA: 1998
PRCA Career Earnings: $218,841.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: McCook, Neb.

 Education: Oklahoma Panhandle State (Goodwell), bachelor's degree in ag business

2015 Highlights

• 2015: Won the Days of '56 PRCA Rodeo (Ponca, Neb.). Finished with $996
• 2014: Won the Sitting Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.) and the Carson (Iowa) Community Rodeo Finished 115th in the world standings with $8,887
• 2013: Won the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Abbyville (Kan.) Frontier Days Rodeo. Finished 86th in the world standings with $12,973
• 2012: Won the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo and the Longford (Kan.) Rodeo. Finished 86th in the world standings with $12,605
• 2011: Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.). Finished 119th in the world standings with $8,361 
• 2010: Finished 220th in the world standings with $4,136
• 2009: Co-champion at the Abbyville (Kan.) Frontier Days; finished 71st in the world standings with $12,969
• 2008: Won the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas); co-champion at the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) and the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.); won the all-around at the Kiowa County Fair (Eads, Colo.); finished 41st in the world standings with $26,129
• 2007: Won the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas); the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo and the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); finished 43rd in the world standings with $26,256
• 2006: Won California Rodeo Salinas; the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede Rodeo and the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and the average title at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); finished 20th in the world standings with a career-best $50,049
• 2005: Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. Finished 43rd in the world standings with $24,866

His horse Redigo Roman “Caesar” finished third in the PRCA/AQHA Horse of the Year voting in 2005 and was voted the PRCA/AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year at the 2007 Wrangler NFR

6-0, 190 … Single … Hobbies include hunting, playing cards, watching football (especially the Denver Broncos) and hanging out with family and friends … His father, Cliff, owns a used car and trailer dealership and his mother, Brenda, is an assistant to the city administrator in Lamar, Colo. He has one sister, Tanya, a teacher … Got involved in rodeo after growing up on a ranch and going to rodeos with his dad who competed in team roping ... Chad's horse Caesar has been ridden at the Wrangler NFR by Garrett Nokes, Ryan Jarrett and Jule Hazen … Graduated from Wiley (Colo.) High School with 22 people … Favorite rodeo is Guymon (Okla.) Pioneeer Days, which he won in 2005 and 2011 ... Rodeo idol is John W. Jones 
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