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Tilden Hooper

8-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

Joined PRCA: 2006

Regular Season Earnings: $161,952

Starting 2021 NFR in 1st place

Major regular season wins –

• San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, $5,000
• San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, $5,563
• The American Rodeo (Arlington, Texas), $100,000 ($50,000 counts towards standings)
• Clovis (California) Rodeo, $8,827
• Reno (Nevada) Rodeo, $14,080
• Mandan (North Dakota) Rodeo Days, $5,570
• Cheyenne (Wyoming) Frontier Days, $11,001
• Farm City (Hermiston, Oregon) Pro Rodeo, $3,536
• Golden Spike (Tremonton, Utah) Rodeo, $4,759
• ProRodeo Tour (Salinas, California) $4,836

Fun Facts about Tilden: Tilden and his wife, Melissa, welcomed a son, Tell, into their family a few weeks after last year’s NFR. Having an extra mouth to feed might have motivated the 33-year-old to have the best regular season in his rodeo career. He won the prestigious silver spurs with a championship at the Reno Rodeo, got the win at the American Rodeo, and the beautiful buckle from Ellensburg, Washington. Over one-third of his earnings prior to the WNFR came from these three rodeos. It is his first time to win them and his first time to enter rodeo’s championships in the number one spot. The goal is to get better every time he nods his head. This year he got to nod his head on the series “Yellowstone,” where he played the part of a bareback rider in the season three finale. Tilden was the 2007 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association champion for Panola Junior College in his hometown.

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