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Joey Sonnier III

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 10/19/1979 New Iberia, La.
Joined PRCA: 2000
PRCA Career Earnings: $192,705.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2018)
Current Residence: New Iberia, La.

2018 world standings place 14th
2018 Wrangler NFR standings place: 12th
2018 Wrangler NFR earnings: $23,538
2018 earnings: $102,653
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2018)
Education Comeaux High School (Lafayette, La.) and McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.)

2019 Highlights
• Won the Santa Rosa County Fair Rodeo (Milton, Fla.)
Saddle Bronc Riding
• Won the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo (Bonifay, Fla.)
• Won the Peace River ProRodeo Classic (Wauchula, Fla.)
• Won the Homestead (Fla.) Championship Rodeo
• Won the Florida (Lake City) Gateway Pro Rodeo
Tie-down Roping
• Won the Santa Rosa County Fair Rodeo (Milton, Fla.)
• Won the Neshoba County Fair & Rodeo (Philadelphia, Miss.)
Career Highlights

• 2018: Placed in two rounds to rank 12th in the average at the Wrangler NFR with 413 points on five head. Finished the year 14th in the world standings with $102,653. Won the RAM Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo (Davie, Fla.); the Dixie Roundup (St. George, Utah); the Mid Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.); the North MS PRCA Rodeo (Corinth, Miss.) and the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo (Bonifay) 
• 2017: Won the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo (Bonifay); the NE Mississippi Championship Rodeo (Tupelo, Miss.); the Panola County Cattlemen’s Rodeo (Carthage, Texas); the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo; and the Quad County Fair & PRCA Rodeo. Ranked 42nd in the world standings for saddle bronc riding with $26,686. Also ranked 372nd as a tie-down roper with $839 and 452nd as a team roping heeler with $262.
• 2016: Won the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo (Bonifay); the Citrus Stampede Rodeo (Iverness, Fla.); the Ralph Morgan Semi-Annual Rodeo (Lauderdale, Miss.); and the Pioneer City Rodeo. Split the win at the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo. Ranked 33rd in the world standings with $29,266.
• 2015: Won the Florida Gateway Pro Rodeo (Lake City); the Belton (Texas) CoC 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo; the Chas B. Davis Memorial (Ringgold, Ga.); the Big T Bash & PRCA Rodeo (Fairfield, Texas); the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series on Aug. 21; the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo; and the Harrison (Ark.) PRCA Rodeo. Split the win at the 29th Annual Fourth of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.), and the Ralph Morgan Semi-Annual Rodeo (Lauderdale, Miss.) Ranked 56th in the world standings for saddle bronc riding with $17,715. Also ranked 434th in tie-down roping with $342. 

5-7, 165 … Real name is Romain Joseph Sonnier III, but goes by Joey as a nickname … Wife, Michelle, son, Kade, daughters, Kenley and Kylie … Parents are Romain Sonnier and Tina Cartimiglia, brother Chad … His dad owned show horses and cutting horses … His wife is the head vet tech at the same facility his mom is an officer manager at … Graduated from Comeaux High School (Lafayette, La.) in 1997 with a class of 550 students … Majored in ag business at McNeese State University … Owns a saddle shop and makes his own saddles … Cheyenne Frontier Days is his favorite rodeo because he grew up hearing about it … Goes to the gym almost every morning with a focus on cardio … His rodeo superstitions include not wearing yellow and not putting his hat on the bed … Would like to ride Medicine Woman … Favorite food is turtle sauce picante with rice … Can speak some Cajun French … Enjoys roping and spending time with his family … Favorite book is the Bible … Listens to country music 
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