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Jesse Kruse

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 5/14/1986 Great Falls, Mont.
Joined PRCA: 2007
PRCA Career Earnings: $667,834.00
World Titles Won: 1 (2009)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 3 (2009-11)
Current Residence: Great Falls, Mont.

2019 world standings place: 26th
2019 earnings: $52,574
Education: University of Montana (Missoula)

2020 Highlights
• Won the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas) 
Career Highlights
• 2019: Won the Montana (Great Falls) Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, the La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.), the Belt (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo and the Richland County Fair & Rodeo (Sidney, Mont.)
• 2018: Won the Nile Prorodeo (Billings, Mont.), the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo, the Bear Paw Roundup (Chinook, Mont.), the Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo, the Augusta (Mont.) American Legion Rodeo and the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.). Co-champion at the Northeast Montana (Glasgow) Fair & Rodeo
• 2017: Won the Augusta (Mont.) American Legion Rodeo, the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo, the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo (Glasgow, Mont.) and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo. Finished 67th in the world standings with $14,725

• 2016: Did not compete
• 2015: Won the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.) and the Central Montana RAM Pro Rodeo (Lewiston). Co-champion at the Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo, (Blackfoot, Idaho), the Northwest Montana Pro Rodeo (Kalispell), the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D'Alene) and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Finished 41st in the world standings with $22,737
• 2014: Won the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Nile ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.). Finished 82nd in the world with $7,140
• 2013: Won the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho); the Northwest Montana ProRodeo (Kalispell, Mont.); the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas) and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo. Co-champion at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show. Finished 22nd in the world standings with $38,068
• 2012: Won the Ram Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo (Great Falls); the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo; the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.); the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo; the 40th anniversary Rock ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta) and the Licking (Mo.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho). Finished 17th in the world standings with $48,265
• 2011: Qualified for his third consecutive Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and finished 15th in the world standings with $44,141. Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Pikuni ProRodeo (Browning, Mont.). Co-champion at the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2010: Won Round 1 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with an 87-point ride on D&H Cattle's Lipstick & Whiskey; placed in one other round. Finished 10th in the world standings with $105,665. Won the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah); the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); the Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo (Great Falls); the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo (Central Point, Ore.); the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta); the Mission Mountain PRCA Rodeo (Polson, Mont.) and Utah's Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City); co-champion of the Bowman (N.D.) County ProRodeo
• 2009: Won Round 4 of the Wrangler NFR with a 90-point ride on Calgary Stampede's Hells Half Acre and placed in five additional rounds en route to winning the world championship with total earnings of $194,465. Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, breaking the arena record with a 91-point ride on Flying Five Rodeo's Kool Toddy in the finals; the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede; the Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup; the Montana Circuit year-end title; the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, breaking the arena record with an 86-point ride on Flying Five Rodeo's Spring Blue; That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup; the Great Northern Stampede (Havre, Mont.); the Augusta (Mont.) American Legion Rodeo; the San Patricio County PRCA Rodeo (Sinton, Texas); the Brighton Field Day & PRCA (Okeechobee, Fla.) and the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede. Co-champion at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show & Rodeo (Union); the Box Elder County Fair and Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah); the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d'Alene) and the Bowman (N.D.) County PRCA Rodeo
• 2008: Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo with an arena-record 91-point ride on Flying Five Rodeo's Spring Planting; the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo; the Great Northwest Pro Rodeo (Klamath Falls, Ore.); the Butte (Mont.) Vigilante Days Pro Rodeo; the Wolf Point (Mont.) Horse Stampede; the Richland County Fair & Rodeo (Sidney, Mont.); the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo (Glasgow) and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho). Co-champion at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede. Finished 20th in the world standings with $53,467
• 2007: Won the Central Montana PRCA Fall Finale (Lewistown). Co-champion at the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah). Finished 35th in the world standings with earnings of $25,669


College National Finals Rodeo runner-up to Taos Muncy in saddle bronc riding, 2007


PRCA Resistol Saddle Bronc Riding Rookie of the Year, 2007


5-6, 165 … Daughter, Paisley … Completed the two-year welding program at the University of Montana’s College of Technology … Competed in all of the timed events while in high school … While at UM, Kruse competed in steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and saddle bronc riding…Travels with Tyrell Smith ... Favorite livestock draws are Flying Five Rodeo's Spring Planting and Kool Toddy. He scored an arena record 91 points on Spring Planting at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo in 2008 and scored an arena record 91 points on Kool Toddy at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo in 2009...Enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and wakeboarding ... Favorite meal is his mom's spaghetti ... Likes all kinds of music, and the Bitterroot Valley is among his favorite spots in western Montana
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