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Marcos Costa

Events: Tie-down roping

Born: 12/24/1990 Parana, Brazil

Joined PRCA: 2014

PRCA Career Earnings: $187,950.00

World Titles Won: 0

WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2015)

Current Residence: Childress, Texas

2015 world standings place: 11th

2015 WNFR standings place: 5th

2015 WNFR earnings: $63,731

2015 earnings: $148,073


2016 Highlights

  • Won Rodeo Austin (Texas)
  • Won the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.)
  • Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo Champion Challenge presented by Justin Boots
  • Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-up Wranglers Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Kennewick, Wash.)
  • Co-champion at the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah)
  • Won the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.)

Career Highlights

  • 2015: Placed in three rounds at his first Wrangler NFR. Won the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.), the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.), the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.) and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days
  • 2014: Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.) and the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); finished second in the rookie standings to John “Catfish” Brown after breaking his left ankle on his first run at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up in September. Finished 31st in the world standings with $39,672


6-1, 170 … Single … Father, Vladetim, works on a ranch; mother, Joana … Left home at 14 to become a horse trainer and roper 1,000 miles away in Sao Paulo, Brazil … Mentored by 2008 World Champion Tie-down Roper Stran Smith and he lives in a guest house on the Smiths’ property in Childress, Texas; they met when Smith was conducting roping clinics in Brazil in 2013 … Primary competition horse is Sweet Pea … Has undergone four surgeries on his right knee