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Tuf Cooper

Name and Hometown: Tuf Cooper – Decatur, Texas

12-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

4-time world champion (3 tie-down and 1 all-around)

Joined PRCA: 2008

Regular Season Earnings: $128,748

Starting 2020 NFR in 2nd place

Major regular season wins:

• National Western Stock Show Rodeo (Denver, Colorado, 5th), $5,450
• Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (2nd) 17,640
• San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo (won during brackets and semifinals), $15,500
• Cody (Wyoming) Stampede, $8,223
• Guymon (Oklahoma) Pioneer Days Rodeo (3rd), $4,719

Fun Facts about Tuf: 2008 was a pivotal year for Tuf. He joined the PRCA, qualified for his first WNFR, won round 9 with the fastest time of the rodeo at 6.7. He finished third in the average and fourth in the final world standings and won the rookie title. The next two years he finished as the reserve world champion. In 2011 he won his first gold buckle in the tie-down roping. He capped off winning the 2017 All-Around Cowboy World Title by proposing to his girlfriend Tiffany. Tuf’s roping genes run deep. His father, Roy, Cooper is an eight-time world champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer. His maternal grandfather, Clifton Smith, qualified for the NFR and his paternal Grandfather – Tuffy Cooper – who Tuf is named for, was the second tie-down roping champion in collegiate rodeo.

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