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Les Shepperson

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 3/30/1978
Joined PRCA: 2000
PRCA Career Earnings: $506,194.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2008, 2012)
Current Residence: Midwest, Wyo.

2014 world standings place: 50th
2014 earnings: $21,997
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2012)
Tour Finale qualifications: 2
   Championship: 2008, 2012
Education: University of Wyoming (Laramie), bachelor's degree in agricultural business

2015 Highlights
• Won the Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days
Career Highlights
• 2014: Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup
• 2013: Won the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); finished 26th in the world standings with $41,044
• 2012: Split the win in Round 6 and placed in three other rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo en route to winning the average with a time of 48.6 seconds on 10 head and finishing third in the world standings with $143,826. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)(Oct. 2011) and the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup (Riverton, Wyo.)
• 2011: Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the NILE ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.); co-champion at the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho); co-champion at the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished 32nd in the world standings with $32,225
• 2010: Won the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede; the Mother Lode Round-Up (Sonora, Calif.) and the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.); finished 37th in the world standings with $29,775
• 2009: Won the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Jaycees Parada del Sol Rodeo; finished injury-shortened season with $8,509
• 2008: Placed in four of 10 rounds in his first Wrangler NFR; finished 13th in the world standings with earnings of $95,802; won the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho); the Cody (Wyo.) Nite Rodeo-(June 14) and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho); co-champion at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Fremont County Fair & Rodeo (Riverton, Wyo.) and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo
• 2007: Won the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.) and the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo
• 2006: Won the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d’Alene); the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo and the Home of Champions (Red Lodge, Mont.)
• 2005: Finished 28th in the world with $38,062 in the steer wrestling
6-2, 225… Wife, Holly (married Sept. 26, 2012) … Parents Frank and Susan Shepperson are ranchers near Midwest, Wyo., along with his three sisters, Lynn, Lisa and Amy, and their husbands … Frank was the 1975 World Champion Steer Wrestler ... Les’s horse, Dillon’s Dash is the 2012 AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the year ... When not competing in rodeo he spends his time hunting and chasing mountain lions with his hunting dogs ... Travels with Luke Branquinho, Jason Miller and Miles Mark Switzer … Dillon’s Dash has his own Facebook fan page where he gives updates on life as a bulldogging horse.


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