Johnson, Erin

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2020 Earnings:

2020 World Standings


Born: March 12, 1980
Residence: Fowler, CO
Joined WPRA: 2007
Horses: Rio Fols “Bubba” (16-year old grey gelding) – Sire: Skips Fols/Dam: Miss Rio Ventur; Huskers Be Smokin “Chico” (13-year old palomino gelding) – Sire: High Brow Husker/Dam: Sonny Be Smokin
World titles: 3 (2011-12, 2015)
Wrangler NFBR qualifications: 1 (2020)
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in accounting


2020 Highlights 

• Won $6,625 at inaugural NFBR. Qualified for the semifinal round with an average time of 19.2 seconds on seven head
• Co-champion at Deadwood (SD) Breakaway Roping
• Finished second at the Redmond (OR) Breakaway Roping
• Tied for second at Dickinson (ND) Breakaway Roping
• Finished third at Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, SD)

Career Highlights

• 2015 – Won her third WPRA World Title in Breakaway Roping with $12,752
• 2012 – Won her second WPRA World Title in the Breakaway Roping with $17,490
• 2011 – Won her first WPRA World Title in the Breakaway Roping with $16,750
• 2010 – Reserve World Champion breakaway roper with $8.796


Seven-time Colorado Professional Rodeo Association Breakaway Roping Champion.


Husband, Darnell (PRCA tie-down roper), son Denton, daughters Evin and Annie…Her father raised Bubba and gave to his daughter…Raised on ranch near Burlington, CO…Favorite home cooked meal is steak and potatoes; favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse; favorite flavor of ice cream is butter pecan…Played basketball and volleyball in high school…Rodeo idols Lari Dee Guy and Joe Beaver.