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Cory Solomon

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5-7, 152 … Single … Father, Larry, runs the farm at Prairie View A&M University (his alma mater), and mother, Caralita, also works in the agriculture department at the school in Prairie View, Texas; he has two older brothers, Kenneth and Lawrence, who are also PRCA ropers … Cory and his brothers learned how to rope from their dad, who competed in amateur rodeos; Cory started roping when he was 4 … Enjoys playing basketball and swimming … Travels with childhood friends Shane Hanchey and Tuf Cooper … Favorite meals are seafood and steak … Favorite film is The Blind Side

Events: Tie-down Roping

Born: 7/27/1990 Houston, Texas

Joined PRCA: 2009

PRCA Career Earnings: $608,846.00

World Titles Won: 0

WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2011-12, 2015)

Current Residence: Prairie View, Texas

2015 world standings place: 12th
2015 WNFR standings place: 10th
2015 WNFR earnings: $60,769
2015 earnings: $143,252
Tour Finale qualifications: 2 (2012, 2015)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2015)
Education: Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas), business

2016 Highlights
• Won the all-around and was co-champion in tie-down roping at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas)
Career Highlights

• 2015: Won Round 5 and placed in three other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
• 2014: Won the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco, Texas); the Kinsmen Pro Rodeo (Brooks, Alberta); the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. Finished 16th in the world standings with $57,828
• 2013: Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Las Vegas (Nev.) Elks Helldorado Days; the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); finished 16th in the world standings with $58,928

• 2012: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 11th in the world standings with $110,584
• 2011: Won Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 7.6 seconds and placed in three other rounds and finished third in the world standings with $158,963. Won the Inter-state Fair & Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.); the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede; the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede; the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas)
• 2010: Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo) and the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.); co-champion at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.), with Fred Whitfield. Finished 41st in the final world standings with $30,443
• 2009: Won the Hellorado Days Rodeo (Las Vegas) and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene); finished 39th in the world standings with $33,120 and second in the tie-down roping rookie standings behind Shane Hanchey

Set Texas high school record with a 7.1-second tie-down roping run as a sophomore