Taylor Santos

Name and Hometown: Taylor Santos – Creston, California

2-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

Joined PRCA: 2015

Regular season Earnings: $89,038

Starting 2021 NFR in 15th place

Major regular season wins –

• California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Red Bluff), $4,237
• Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), $3,849
• Cody (Wyoming) Stampede, $5,617
• Livingston (Montana) Roundup, $6,874
• That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo, $3,608
• Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Washington), $4,526
• Pro Rodeo Tour Finale (Salinas, California), $11, 257

Fun Facts about Taylor: He qualified for his first WNFR in 2019. In 2020 he was invited to the Timed Event Championship and had to rope steers, team rope, and steer wrestle. He’s from a rodeo family so none of these events were brand new. He went to the Guthrie and won the championship. Then when he hadn’t won a lot of money in the tie-down, he started roping steers more. This year, that benefitted him with a qualification to the Clem McSpadden Steer Roping Finals where he won the 10th round and finished the year in 11th. His tie-down roping qualification came with some miles. He was in the bubble, then won $11,257 at the Pro Rodeo Tour Finale in Salinas, California. Not wanting to take any chances, he had entered the Cumberland County Fair Rodeo in Maine and made the cross-country drive to compete. He won both nights of tie-down roping there and collected over $1,000 to secure his second WNFR qualification in his signature event. Taylor won the tie-down roping at the College National Finals Rodeo when he was a freshman. His pathway to learning moved from the classroom to the arena. No one is more proud of his accomplishments than his mom, Kendra Santos, and older brother, Lane Santos-Karney who is also pretty handy in the arena.

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