Coleman Proctor – Pryor, Okla. ($104,318)
5-time WNFR qualifier
Coleman Proctor knows what it is like to be on the bubble for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He knows all about near misses as well after finishing last year in 18th place.
Now he knows what it is like to qualify for rodeo’s championships near the top of the list and to be able to pick and choose which fall rodeos he wants to compete at. That happened this year thanks in part to a big win he and partner Ryan Motes had at RFD-TV’s The American last March.
That $50,000 that he won there had him in second place in the world standings the first of April with over $90,000 in earnings. That is a position he had never been in before. He continued picking up checks with Ryan and other partners to the tune of $104,318 earned in the regular season.
He’ll start his fifth NFR in third place, roping with Ryan, and will be very proud to represent his home state of Oklahoma. Two years ago, Coleman and his wife, Stephanie had some life changing experiences. They bought land and have a cattle operation underway. More importantly, their first daughter, Stella, was born.
This year, Coleman’s winning came at the right time so he could take Stella with him to rodeos in August while Stephanie stayed home with the couples second daughter. Then in October, grandparents stepped up so that Coleman and Stephanie could make a quick trip to Las Vegas.
Coleman has embraced social media and is not afraid of being on camera. He went to Vegas to be a commentator on the broadcast for the Indian National Finals Rodeo.
Now he is back home preparing for the NFR, part of which includes a big sendoff party. And the best way to send off a team roper is with a jackpot, so on Nov. 23 & 24th they are having the Coleman Proctor Invitational in Inola, Oklahoma.