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Stan Branco

Name and Hometown: Stan Branco, Chowchilla, California

2-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

Joined PRCA: 2006

Regular Season Earnings: $98,290

Starting 2023 NFR in 12th place

Major regular season wins –

• Rodeo Austin (Texas), $10,270
• Calgary (Alberta, Canada), $6,250
• NFR Open at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs), $17,514

Fun Facts about Stan: He qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 10 years ago. Competing at rodeos in his home state changed that this year. He qualified for the 2022 NFR Open and won enough money to qualify for the 2023 winter rodeos. When that started going well, a bid for a second trip to Las Vegas was possible. Since his last trip, Branco has gotten married. His wife Kate is a breakaway roper and they have a son, Riggs, that turned one last June. Some of the highlights of this year are the rodeos where his family got to travel with him.

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