Wilson, Jill

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$155,337
CAREER EARNINGS

2020 Earnings:
$53,371

 
6th
2020 World Standings


 
 

Born: February 26, 1977 in Lamesa, TX
Residence: Snyder, TX
Joined the WPRA: 2012
Horse: Lean Mean Blue Dean “Blue Dean” (15-year old gray gelding) – Sire: Dean Miracle/Dam: Luv Her Winner
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2020)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2019 season)
Education: Howard College (Big Spring, TX), associated degree in science

Professional


2020 Highlights

• Highest money winner among barrel racers over the Fourth of July with $13,531

• Won Oakley City (UT) Independence Day Stampede
• Won Big Fork (MT) Summer ProRodeo
• Finished second at the Cody (WY) Stampede
• Tied for 1st in the final round at the San Antonio (TX) Stock Show and Rodeo with Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi but winner determined by most money won and therefore finished second in overall money
• Qualified for Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo


Career Highlights

• 2019 –Finished the year ranked 26th with $52,783; Won the average title at the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco, TX) to earn her first qualification to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo. Won the Hugo (OK) PRCA Rodeo, Jourdanton (TX) Rodeo, Tri-State Rodeo (Amarillo, TX), Laramie (WY) Jubilee Days, Mineral Wells (TX) PRCA Rodeo, and the West of the Pecos (TX) Rodeo
• 2018 – Finished the year ranked 128th with $9,436
• 2017 – Finished the year ranked 75th with $17,936. Qualified for Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo.
• 2016 – Finished the year ranked 124th with $9,891. Qualified for Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo.
• 2015 – Finished the year ranked 138th with $8,808
• 2014 – Finished the year ranked 279th with $3,112

Amateur


Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association Champion (2013); Texas Cowboys Rodeo Association Finals Champion (2013 & 2014); United Professional Rodeo Association Finals Champion (2015); UPRA Stand United Series Champion (2016-18); Texas Cowboy Reunion Champion (2018)

Awards


Lean Mean Blue Dean finished third in the Purina Horse of the Year presented by AQHA in 2020. Lean Mean Blue Dean was also voted Horse of the Year in the Texas Circuit in 2019 (tied for the title with Jimmie Smith’s horse Lena).

Personal


Husband, Lance; and mom of a blended family of five sons…Got her horse Blue Dean as a 5-year old through a mutual friend…Maiden name is Voss…Competed in college rodeo for Howard College in barrels and breakaway roping…Maintains a full-time job working in the accounting depart for Solvay, while juggling her rodeo schedule and sons’ sports and high school rodeos…In 2019, shifted focus to the ProRodeos in order to qualify for the limited entry rodeos in 2020 like San Antonio and Houston and that shift resulted in her first Wrangler NFR qualification.

 

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