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Tyson Durfey

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Got interested in rodeo through his family and first competition was in 1991 … Graduated from Savannah (Mo.) High School ... Favorite sports team is the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs ... Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up because the competition is on grass … Rodeo idol is tie-down roper Mike Johnson … Wore pink throughout the 2007-08 Wrangler NFR and Canadian Finals Rodeos to raise awareness of breast cancer testing and research; donated $4,000 of his earnings to Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in January 2008
5-11, 170 … Married Australia-born country singer Shea Fisher on Oct. 6, 2013 … Enjoys listening to audio books … Father, Roy, is a horse trainer. He has two brothers, Wes and Travis, both of whom have competed in PRCA rodeos

Events: Tie-down Roping

Born: 11/27/1983 Savannah, Mo.

Joined PRCA: 2003

PRCA Career Earnings: $1,183,388.00

World Titles Won: 0

WNFR Qualifications: 8 (2007-11, 2013-15)

Current Residence: Colbert, Wash.

2015 world standings place: 8th
2015 WNFR standings place: 15th
2015 WNFR earnings: $81,923
2015 earnings: $153,983

Tour Finale qualifications: 3 (2010, 2013-14)

RNCFR titles: 1 (2011)
RNCFR qualifications: 4 (2005, 2007, 2010-11)

2015 Highlights
• Split the Round 3 and 10 wins and placed in two other rounds at the Wrangler NFR
• Co-champion at the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up
Career Highlights
• 2014: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Finished 14th in the world standings with $83,396.
• 2013: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; finished seventh in the world standings with $124,979. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Amarillo, Texas; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the Omak (Wash.) Stampede; Rodeo Killeen (Texas); the Ken Lance Memorial (Ada, Okla.); the Mighty Fraser ProRodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.) and the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2012: Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the American Royal (Kansas City, Mo.) (Sept.); the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas); the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas) and the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho). Co-champion at the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.). Finished 18th in the world standings with $53,141

• 2011: Won Round 7 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.6 seconds and placed in three other rounds. Won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City); the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas); the San Augustine County PRCA Rodeo (San Augustine, Texas) and the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede. Finished fifth in the world standings with $139,852
• 2010: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR and finished sixth in the average. Set an arena record of 16.9 seconds on two head and won the average at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. Finished 13th in the final world standings with $115,019. Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); the Bonnyville (Alberta, Canada) Pro Rodeo; the Fort Herriman (Utah) Memorial PRCA Rodeo and the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell). Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Deseret Peak PRCA Stampede (Tooele, Utah)

• 2009: Placed in seven of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR to finish third in the average and move from 12th place to third in the final world standings with total earnings of $159,214. Won the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), the Last Stand Rodeo (Coulee City, Wash.); the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo; the Kamloops (British Columbia) Spring Rodeo; the Brooks (Alberta) Kinsmen Rodeo; the Grand Prairie (Alberta) Stompede; the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede, and the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede
• 2008: Won Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.2 seconds; placed in six of 10 rounds en route to a second-place finish in the average. Finished seventh in the world standings with $156,005. Won the Canadian Finals Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta); the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.); the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta); the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; the North Peace Stampede (Grimshaw, Alberta) and the Mighty Fraser Rodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia); co-champion at the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo and the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo

• 2007: Placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede; the Brooks (Alberta) Kinsmen Rodeo; the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede. Finished the year 11th in the world standings with $92,002

• 2006: Won the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.) and the Canadian Finals Rodeo


Missouri high school state champion in tie-down roping, 2001-02