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Billy Bugenig

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 5/7/1981 Fortuna, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $871,473.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 4 (2010-12, 2016)
Current Residence: Ferndale, Calif.

2018 world standings place: 19th
2018 earnings: $60,663
Tour Finale qualifications: 3
     Championship: 2007, 2011-12
RNCFR qualifications: 2009-10
Education: Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo University bachelor’s degree in business management

2019 Highlights
• Won the Folsom (Calif.) Pro Rodeo 
Career Highlights
• 2018: Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the Gold County Pro Rodeo (Auburn, Calif.) and the Mother Lode Round-Up (Sonora, Calif.). Co-champion at the RAM California (Lancaster) Circuit Finals
• 2017: Won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished 39th in the world standings with $32,294
• 2016: Split the win in Round 6 and placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank 14th in the average. Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo and the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo 
• 2015: Finished 61st in the world standings with $19,260
• 2014: Co-champion at the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); won the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.) and the Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo. Finished 19th in the world standings with $46,824
• 2013: Won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days; the Las Vegas (Nev.) Elks Helldorado Days and the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.). Co-champion at the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo) and the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo; finished 32nd in the world standings with $33,677
• 2012: Won Round 2 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 3.6 seconds and placed in four other rounds. Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Round-Up; the Mother Lode Round-Up (Sonora, Calif.) and the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.). Finished ninth in the world standings with $116,443
• 2011: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.); the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.); the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah). Co-champion at the Woodlake (Calif.) Lions Rodeo. Finished sixth in the world standings with $125,107
• 2010: Shared Wrangler NFR average title with Dean Gorsuch in a time of 45.7 seconds on 10 head in his NFR debut; placed in four rounds, including a win in Round 1 with a time of 3.4 seconds. Finished seventh in the world standings with $135,387. Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the Glennville (Calif.) Round-Up and the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo). Co-champion at the New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque) and the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo (Central Point, Ore.)
• 2009: Won the average at the Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Norco, Calif.); finished 31st in the world standings with $37,559
• 2008: Won the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.) and the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colo.); finished 34th in the world standings with $29,953
• 2007: Won the first round, average and final round at the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo, the second leg of the Tour Playoffs series
• 2006: Finished 49th in world standings with earnings of $23,365; won the final round at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock  Show (Fort Worth, Texas) in 3.4 seconds

West Coast Region College Champion steer wrestler for Cal Poly-SLO in 2002 and reserve champion the following year...CCPRA champion steer wrestler in 2004

6-1, 220 …  Single ... Name is pronounced Boog-a-nig ... Graduated from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management...Serves as an assistant rodeo coach at Feather River Community College in Quincy, Calif., when not competing; also works as a teacher at the college and as a farrier, a specialist in equine hoof care ...Was an all-county selection in football, baseball and basketball during high school ... Became involved in rodeo through his family. His dad, Lou Bugenig, was a bareback rider and his cousin, Adam Bugenig, a saddle bronc rider....Has had his horse, Smarty, since 2005....Travels with Wade Sumpter and Ken Lewis...Favorite movie is Lonesome Dove ... Featured on the December 2010 cover of Las Vegas Magazine with Luke Branquinho and white tiger cubs at The Mirage
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