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Stetson Vest

Stetson Vest

Events: Tie-Down Roping

Born: 7/3/1986 Odessa, Texas

Joined PRCA: 2009

PRCA Career Earnings: $229,989.00

World Titles Won: 0

WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2013)

Current Residence: Childress, Texas

2013 world standings place: 15th

2013 Wrangler NFR place: 10th

2013 Wrangler NFR earnings: $24,038

2013 earnings: $86,410

Education: Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas), animal science and chemistry

Professional 2013 Highlights

• Placed in three rounds of his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a tie for second

place in Round 1 with a time of 7.7 seconds

• Won the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo

• Won the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

• Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo

Career Highlights

• 2012: Won the Hand Hills (Alberta) Lake Stampede; finished 42nd in the world standings with


• 2011: Co-champion at the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo; finished 47th in the world standings with


• 2010: Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; won the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Cave Creek, Ariz.); was co-
champion at the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta); finished 30th in the world

standings with $41,757

• 2009: Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); finished third in the Resistol Rookie of the

Year standings and 53rd in the world standings with $35,400

• 2008: Earned $2,018 on his permit


Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping, 2005


6-4, 190 … Single … Parents, Vance Vest and Sealy Smith Vest; brothers, Sawyer and Vandon.

Sawyer was a defensive back on the Texas Tech University football team in 2011-12 … Maternal

grandfather, Clifton Smith, qualified for the National Finals Rodeo as a tie-down roper in 1960

and 1962; uncle, Stran Smith, is an 10-time Wrangler NFR qualifier as a tie-down roper, who

won the world championship in 2008. PRCA tie-down ropers Tuf Cooper and Clif Cooper are his

first-cousins, as is Shada Brazile, wife of 11-time World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor

Brazile … Works as a model and endorser for Wrangler Jeans … Competed in team roping

and steer wrestling in addition to tie-down roping while at Texas Tech University (2005-08) …

Primary competition horses are Sportscenter and Juice … Enjoys hunting and fishing, working

out and playing basketball … While attending Childress (Texas) High School, he competed in

basketball, football, tennis, track & field and baseball; he was named 3A all-district point guard

in basketball