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Mary Burger
2011 World standings place: 33rd
2011 Earnings: $35,385
Career earnings: $635,048



Born: Aug. 18, 1948, in Decatur, Ind.
Residence: Pauls Valley, Okla.
Joined WPRA: 1985
World titles: 1 (2006)
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 3 (2006, 2008-09)
Tour Finale titles: 1
Pace Chute-out: 2006
Tour Finale qualifications: 7
Pace Chute-out: 2006
Caldwell round: 2008
Puyallup round: 2008
Omaha round: 2006, 2008
Championship: 2006, 2008
DNCFR qualifications: 3 (2005, 2009-10)

Professional
2011 Highlights
Won the Scotts Bluff County Fair & Rodeo (Mitchell, Neb.)
Won the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo.
Career Highlights
2010 - Ended her partnership with Rare Fred "Fred" after his owner Ron Martin was forced to sell him. He sold Fred to a high school girl in Texas.
2009 - Entered the Wrangler NFR ranked third but finished the year ranked fourth with $156,153. Placed in three out of 10 rounds. Won the Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals year-end and average title, the Longford (Kan.) Rodeo, the Freedom (Okla.) Rodeo and Old Cowhands Reunion, the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo., the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo, the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo and RodeoHouston. Co-champion at the Young County Rodeo (Graham, Texas).
2008 - Placed in three out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year seventh in the world with $116,518 and was fifth in the NFR average, winning a total of $30,018 at the Finals; won the Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals year-end and average title, the Longford (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo, the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.), the Athens (Texas) MDA Benefit Pro Rodeo, the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.), the Kansas Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.), the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days Rodeo, the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Crosstie PRCA Rodeo (Hinton, Okla.), the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.), the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo (Tonganoxie, Kan.), the Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas) and the Walker County Fair and Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas); was co-champion at the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas).
2007 - Finished the year ranked 30th in the world with $26,144.
2006 - Won her first world title after placing in nine out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year with $189,185 of which $78,558 was won at the Wrangler NFR; won the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo, the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.), the Wahoo (Neb.) PRCA Rodeo, the Toppenish (Wash.) Pow Wow and Rodeo, the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo and the Pace Picante ProRodeo Chute-out (Tulsa, Okla.); was co-champion at the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.).
1987 - Prairie Circuit Finals champion.

Awards
Horse Rare Fred (nickname Fred) was named the AQHA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year in 2006 and 2009.

Amateur
World Champion AQHA - Barrels (1974, 1985-86, 1995, 2001-03, 2005) and World Champion AQHA - Pole Bending (1974)

Personal
Husband, Kerry (farrier); sons, Joey and Todd; daughter-in-law, P.J. and grandchild, Kaden…Hobbies include raising colts…Parents are Agnes and Adrian Lichtle. She has five siblings - 3 brothers and 2 sisters…First started competing in 1984 because of the money…Accomplished barrel trainer and futurity jockey...Travels with her husband, Kerry and her daughter-in-law PJ Burger…Graduated from Decatur Catholic High School…Favorite rodeo is Woodward, Okla., because of the friendly people and good ground condition…Her regular work-out routine consists of riding and training horses…Favorite movie is Quigley Down Under, favorite type of music is soft rock, favorite sports team is the Oklahoma Sooners, favorite food is steak and potatoes, favorite rodeo is Houston and favorite book is the Bible…Featured in the November issue of the AARP Magazine…Injury to her primary horse, Fred, in 2007 prevented Burger from making a strong run at defending her world championship.




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