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Cole Echols

Events: Bull Riding, Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 5/18/1987 Shreveport, La.
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $353,101.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2013)
Current Residence: Elm Grove, La.

2016 world standings place: Did not compete
Tour Finale qualifications: 2
Championship: 2007, 2013 

2017 Highlights
• Won the Stampede at the Ike (West Monroe, La.)
Career Highlights

• 2015: Co-champion at the Georgia Junior Livestock Show & Rodeo (Perry, Ga.). Finished 111th in the world standings with $9,106
• 2014: Won the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.). Won the all-around and bull riding at the Texas Stampede (Allen, Texas) and the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport, La.). Co-champion at the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo. Finished 21st in the world standings with $51,783
• 2013: Placed in two rounds in his debut at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a second-place finish in Round 10. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Redding, Calif.); the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale (Ellensburg, Wash.); the Oakley City (Utah) Independence Day Rodeo; the Austin (Texas) Xtreme Bulls Division 2; the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport, La.) and the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas). Co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Finished ninth in the world standings with $118,811
• 2012: Won the Henderson County PRCA Stampede (Athens, Texas); finished 35th in the all-around standings with $22,238, 70th in bull riding ($17,300) and 178th in team roping ($4,938)
• 2011: Won the all-around at the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.); won the Tops in Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas), with Travis Dorman; won the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas) with a 91-point ride on Classic Pro Rodeo's Junior Bonner; finished in a tie for second at the Marshall (Texas) ProRodeo; won the team roping at the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), with Dakota Shipp; co-champion in the team roping at the SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.), with Dakota Shipp; co-champion at the Silverton (Texas) Buck Wild Days Rodeo. Finished 56th in the all-around with $12,394 (not including Xtreme Bulls earnings), 88th in bull riding ($14,158) and 152nd in team roping with $5,359
• 2010: Won the Brighton Field Day & PRCA Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.) and the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; finished 93rd in the world standings with $11,545
• 2009: Won the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 (New Braunfels, Texas) and the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 (Oklahoma City, Okla.); co-champion at the Ralph Morgan Pro Rodeo (Lauderdale, Miss.). Finished 54th in the world standings with $24,153
• 2008: Finished 56th in the world standings with $22,155
• 2007: Won the ProRodeo Tour Round at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo with a 92-point ride on Cervi & Guidry Rodeo’s XS Energy and finished fourth in the average. Won the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo; finished 20th in PRCA World Standings with $58,353
• 2006: Finished season ranked fourth among bull riding rookies and 73rd in the standings, earning $16,557

5-9, 140 … Single ... Parents, Mike Echols (construction business) and Leslie Holder; two sisters and two brothers … His whole family rodeoed . .. Cole started in the sport at age 8 … Homeschooled …Credits Seth Rains for helping him develop into a top bull rider …Enjoys hunting and fishing … Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Roundup, favorite sports team is the Indianapolis Colts, favorite music is rock and country (especially George Strait) and rodeo idol is ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider Tuff Hedeman … Likes to watch movies and play miniature golf when he’s on the road
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