True Cowboy Tyson Durfey has done it again!!! After making the Wrangler National Finals in 2007, Tyson has shown that he is here to stay with his now fourth consecutive qualification. Durfey has placed in the top 10 for a number of years and in the top 5 in 2009 when he placed 3rd in the world Tie-Down Roping competition. He achieved a personal best by placing in seven of the ten rounds furing his 3rd qualification in 2009.
This year he comes into the NFR in 7th place in the world standing, not far behind the contestants ahead of him on the earnings board. Trevor Brazile leads the pack with over $142,000 in earnings, but that won't take the rest out of the race. Tuf Cooper is hoping to win his first world title this year and he sits approximately $35,000 behind the legendary Brazile. A few good rounds could change the game significantly. Tuf isn't alone though with his brothers just behind him in the hunt with Clint Cooper in 8th and Clif Cooper in 14th and premiering in his first NFR competition. The Cooper family is well represented at the finals and be sure to watch as they all put on a good showing.
The competition this year will be tough with former world champion Stran Smith ranking high in 3rd place and hanging in the distance is world champion Cody Ohl who always brings it at the finals. There are some new faces in the lineup such as newbie Trent Creager and Shane Hanchey who just joined the PRCA in 2009.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo kicks off on December 2nd and crowns the World Champions on December 11th. Get your TICKETS NOW
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Tyson Durfey Highlights
Events: Tie-Down Roping
Born: 11/27/1983 Savannah, Mo.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $483,781.00
World Titles Won: 0
Current Residence: Colbert, Wash.
2009 World standings place: 3rd
2009 Wrangler NFR place: 3rd
2009 Wrangler NFR earnings: $85,236
2009 earnings: $159,214
Tour Finale qualifications: 0
DNCFR qualifications: 3 (2005, 2007, 2010)
• Set an arena record of 16.9 seconds on two head and won the average at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo
• Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo
• Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)
• Won the Dixie Nationals Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.)
• Won the Bonnyville (Alberta, Canada) Pro Rodeo
• Won the Fort Herriman (Utah) Memorial PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell, Mont.)
• Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up
• Co-champion the Deseret Peak PRCA Stampede (Tooele, Utah)
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