Jacob, Taylor

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2016 Earnings:
2016 World Standings


Born: August 24, 1990, in Brenham, Texas
Residence: Carmine, Texas
Joined the WPRA: 2013
Horses: Honor Thy Frenchman “Bo” (12-year old buckskin gelding) – Sire: Frenchmans Feature/Dam: Honey OFA Jet; This Firewater Rocks "Tink" (8-year old buckskin mare) - Sire: Firewaterontherocks/Dam: Long Sixes; Sissy B Gold "Madonna" (8-year old mare) - Sire: Letta Hank Do It/Dam: Sissy B Bug
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 2 (2013, 2015)
Education: Texas A&M University (College Station), degree in Communications


2016 Highlights 

•      Top money winner over the Fourth of July in the WPRA earning $28,316. Traveled with Sarah Rose McDonald and together the duo won $45,784.
•      Finished 3rd at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo
•      Finished 3rd at the Cody (Wyo.) Nite Rodeo
•      Finished 2nd in the average at the Strathmore (Alberta, Canada) Stampede
•      Won the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede
•      Tied for 3rd at the Marshall (Texas) Pro Rodeo
•      Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
•      Finished second in the average at the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.)

Career Highlights
•      2015 - Finished the year ranked seventh in the year with $177,874; placed in five out of 10 rounds - winning Rd 3 with a 13.77 and sharing the win in Rd 6 with Sarah Rose McDonald with a 13.91. Won $87,365 at the NFR; Qualified for the Canadian Pro Rodeo Finals; Finished second at the Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.); Won the Pasadena (Texas ) Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Cattleman's Day Rodeo (Gunnison, Colo.), the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up, Strathmore (Alberta) , the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede , the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union, Ore.), and the Hand Hills Lake Rodeo (Craigmyle, Alberta); Finished second at the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.)
•      2014 - Won the Waller County Fair and Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas)
•      2013 - Won the WPRA Rookie of the Year award. First Rookie since Brittany Pozzi to win the rookie title and qualify for the NFR in the same year. Set a new arena record in the sixth round with a 13.37 second run. Also won the third round, fourth round and seventh round. Finished ninth in the average with 160.99 on 10 runs. Was one of only three ladies to win rounds – others were 2013 World Champion Sherry Cervi and Lisa Lockhart. Finished the year with $164,484 and was fourth in the world; won the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D’Alene, Idaho), the Kansas Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg), the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas), the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas), the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.), the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.) and the Ft. Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo


2013 WPRA Rookie of the Year


Single…Family: Lane (father), Robyn (mother), Tanner (older brother) and Tucker (younger brother). Tammy Fisher and Jackie Dube-Jatzlau (cousins)…Bo came from Angela Michaels’ barn and Taylor believes that her mother found the diamond-in-the-rough horse. Bo was trained by WPRA member Marne Loosenort, who competed on him in the futurities. He was a stallion until he was 5. Marne ran him to the right barrel first but Angela started him to the left, which Taylor has continued…Prior to 2013, referred to herself more as a roper than a barrel racer. Competed in college rodeo and qualified for the CNFR her first three years in breakaway roping and goat tying and her final year in the barrel racing…First horse was a pony used at a carnival that her grandmother bought her…Graduated from Round-Top Carmine High School..Hobbies include water and snow skiing and roping calves…Rodeo idol is Trevor Brazile...Family home was lost in a terrible fire in the Spring of 2015.