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Matt Austin

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Born:

September 3, 1982 in Wills Point, Texas.
Currently lives in Wills Point, Texas.
Joined the PRCA in 2002.

Events Worked:

Bull Riding

Total Career Earnings:

Total: $725,754

NFR Qualifications:

3 (2004-2006)

Achievements:

2005 Bull Riding World Champion
2005 Xtreme Bulls Average and Overall Champion
2005 College National Finals Bull Riding Champion
Broke the bull riding single season earning record.
PRCA Overall and Bull Riding Rookie of the Year 2003.
Lone Star High School Rodeo Association and United Pro Rodeo Association bull riding champion.

Selected Rodeos Won:

  • Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo
  • Rodeo of the Ozarks - 2006
  • Marshall ProRodeo - 2006
  • Xtreme Bulls San Antonio - 2006
  • Ark-La-Miss Stampede Days - 2006
  • Ellensburg Rodeo - 2005 (Tour Round Winner)
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo - 2005 (Average winner)
  • Days of '47 Rodeo - 2005
  • Tuff Hedeman's Championship Challenge - 2005
  • Birmingham BULLNANZA - 2005
  • Xtreme Bulls Reno - 2004
  • Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo -2004 (Average winner)
  • Pace ProRodeo Classic - 2004
  • Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo - 2003 (Title winner)
  • Xtreme Bulls Salt Lake City - 2003 (Aggregate winner)
  • and more...!

Interesting Facts:

Austin attended Hillsboro Junior College.
He enjoys roping and playing Playstation.
Played baseball and football in high school and roots for the Dallas Cowboys.

Don Gay gave him the nickname of Poindexter because of his glasses.

In 2005 Austin was a phenom, taking the bull riding by storm. While he hasn't had quite the same results in 2006, look for this bull rider with strong faith to turn in results when he needs to.

(All information courtesy PRCA).
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