Tom Richards

Tom Richards, Smarty Pro Team Professional

About Tom Richards   |  Pro Team Professional

6-3, 180 … Single … Father, George Richards, was the 1978 world champion team roping header and a seven-time NFR qualifier (1978-82, 1984-85); mother, Donna; brother, Ryan … Graduated from Dewey (Ariz.) High School … Works as a farrier … Primary competition horse is Chalk, 13 years old … Favorite rodeos are California Rodeo Salinas and the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) … Lists his dad as his rodeo idol … Favorite music is country.

Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 9/22/1990 Cottonwood, Ariz.
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $176,813.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2014)
Current Residence: Humboldt, Ariz.

2015 World Standing Placed- 29th
2015 Earnings- $38,115
Tour Finale titles- 1 (2014)
Tour Finale qualifications- 1 (2014)
RNCFR qualifications- 2 (2011, 2015)

Professional
2016 Highlights
• Won the Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.), with Evan Arnold
• Won the Dixie Roundup (St. George, Utah), with Will Woodfin
• Won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.), with Ryan Motes
Career Highlights
• 2015: Won the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.), with Cesar de la Cruz. Won the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D'Alene), with Justin Wade Davis. Won the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup, with Ryan Motes. Won the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.), with Tyler McNight
• 2014: Placed in four rounds of his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, with Cesar de la Cruz. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.), with Cesar de la Cruz; the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, with Monty Joe Petska; the Cattlemen's Days (Gunnison, Colo.), with Monty Joe Petska and the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up, with Tyler Getzwiller. Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.), with Allen Bach and the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque), with Cesar de la Cruz. Finished 12th in the world standings with $101,071
• 2013: Won the Roots N' Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) ProRodeo, with Nick Sarchett; finished 141st in the world standings with $5,999
• 2012: (Partner Nick Sarchett) Won the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Fiesta Day Rodeo; the Roots N' Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) ProRodeo; the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.) and the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.). Finished 62nd in the world standings with $13,384
• 2011: (Partner Tyler Getzwiller) Reached the finals of the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City) and finished sixth in the team roping earnings. Finished 302nd in the world standings with $1,231
• 2010: (Partner Tyler Getzwiller) Won the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.); the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Cave Creek, Ariz.) and the Alamosa (Colo.) Roundup; finished 74th in the world standings with $12,470
• 2009: (Partner Tyler Getzwiller) Won the Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spurs Rodeo

Amateur
Won the International Finals Youth Rodeo, 2008

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