Paden Bray

Name and Hometown: Paden Bray – Stephenville, Texas

3-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

Joined PRCA: 2018

Regular Season Earnings: $98,556

Starting 2021 NFR in 11th place

Major regular season wins –

• Rodeo Houston, $15,250
• St Paul (Oregon) Rodeo, $6,015
• Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City), $12,000
• Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Oregon), $5,451
• Governor’s Cup Rodeo (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), $7,500

Fun Facts about Paden: In 2019, Paden finished the season 17th in the world standings, just missing a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification. He still came to Las Vegas to pick up his Resistol Rookie of the Year buckle as a team roping heeler. The next year he roped at Globe Life Field with Erich Rogers and finished as the reserve world champion. In 2021, he was competing in the Thomas and Mack with Rogers, they won the NFR championship for the fastest total time on 10 runs. It wasn’t enough for a gold buckle. He was reserve champion again. Last year, he might have had a sense of de ja vu as he finished in 17th again. This year he has been roping with Brenten Hall and while Paden is in the top 15, Brenten is not. Paden will be roping behind Clay Smith in Las Vegas. Paden’s whole family ropes. His father, Ken, is head of Equibrand and his mother, Billie, oversees the company’s marketing. He has a younger brother Wyatt that is in college at Tarleton State University and is competing in the PRCA in the heading. They are making memories traveling together. Paden is an all-around contender as well. He won the tie-down roping at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Oregon. He got the all-around title there as well as at California Rodeo Salinas.

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