Hunter Herrin

Name and Hometown: Hunter Herrin – Apache, Oklahoma

12-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

Joined PRCA: 2004

Regular Season Earnings: $114,771

Starting 2022 NFR in 13th place

Major regular season wins –

• Rodeo Houston, $7,750
• Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), $8,684
• Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah), $10,735
• California Rodeo Salinas, $11,552
• Ellensburg (Washington) Rodeo, $10,497

Fun Facts about Hunter: Four years away from the WNFR gave Hunter a drive and determination that has seen him back at rodeo’s championships since 2020. Those four years were filled with three hip surgeries, pain, rehab and more rehab. All the hard work has paid off again in 2022 with his third consecutive qualification and 12th total. Those three qualifications have come in the 11th hour with him being on the bubble each time. In 2020, he entered Globe Life Field in the 15th and final spot. Last year and again this year he finished the regular season in 13 th . The first of August, he wasn’t even in the top 20 in the world. Then he won at Spanish Fork, Utah, and Salinas, California jumping him all the way to 12th . A Labor Day win at Ellensburg, Washington sealed the deal for this year. While he was out chasing his goals, his son Houston was working hard at home vying for the quarterback position as a sophomore at Apache High. Houston got that, Hunter flew home for his opening game and made it to all that he could. And, the Warriors made the state playoffs. Now Hunter’s wife Ashley and Houston will be cheering for Hunter in Las Vegas.

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