Miller, Emily

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$144,764
CAREER EARNINGS

2019 Earnings:
$98,145

 
7th
2019 World Standings


 
 

Born: June 17, 1992
Residence: Weatherford, Okla.
Joined the WPRA: 2013
Horse: Namgis D 33 “Chongo” (9-year old grey gelding), Sire: Bucks Hancock Dude/Dam: Track Goddess; Namgis D 56 “Foxy” (7-year old mare), Sire: Bucks Hancock Dude/Dam: Central Station; Biddin on Fame “Beau” (6-old gelding), Sire: PC Frosty Bid/Dam: Jaxsons Olympic Fame; Namgis D 35 "Pipewrench" (10-year old gelding)- Sire: Bucks Hancock Dude/Dam: Central Station
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2019)
RNCFR qualifications (actual year qualified): 2 (2015-16)
RNCFR titles: 1 (2017)
Education: Garden City (Kan.) Community College - Associate's degree; University of Oklahoma's Health and Science Center (Weatherford) - degree in dental hygiene

Professional


2019 Highlights 

• Won the most money of any barrel racer over the Fourth of July with $17,358.
• Won Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo)
• Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
• Won Rodeo Austin
• Won the Phil Gardenhire Pro Rodeo (Poteau, Oklahoma)
• Won the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas)
• Won the 48th Annual Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club
• Co-champion at Abbyville (Kansas) Frontier Days Rodeo
• Finished second at Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo
• Finished second at Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Nebraska)
• Finished second at the American Royal (Kansas City, Missouri)


Career Highlights
• 2018 – Finished the year ranked 30th in the world with $46,619.
• 2017 - Finished the year ranked 17th with $72,876; Won the Licking (Mo.) PRCA Rodeo, the Beef Empire Days Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas), the Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo (Springfield, Mo.) and the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Park City, Kan.), Tied for first at the Kaw Valley Rodeo (Manhattan, Kan.) and at the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.); tied for second at the Old Settlers Reunion PRCA Rodeo (Cheyenne, Okla.) and at the Home of Champions (Livingston, Mont.); finished second at the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo, at the Eureka (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo and at her first Calgary (Alberta) Stampede
• 2016 - Finished the year ranked 37th with $31,217. Won $15,000 at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, second best among all WPRA barrel racers. Won the Beef Empire Days Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), the year-end championship in the Prairie Circuit, the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.), the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.) and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-up.
• 2015 - Finished the year with $9,349. Finished second in the Prairie Circuit standings and earned a trip to the 2016 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo after year-end champion Kim Couch was unable to attend. Won Sidney (Iowa) Championship Rodeo.
• 2014 - Finished the year with $12,781
• 2013 - Finished the year with $9,436 and was ranked 14th in the Rookie of the Year standings

Amateur


Won the all-around title three times in the Kansas High School Rodeo Association and during her junior year qualified for Nationals in all five events (barrel racing, pole pending, goat tying, breakaway roping, team roping)

Personal


Single...Grew up 20 miles from Garden City and rode her first sheep in the mutton bustin at the Beef Empire Days Rodeo...Didn't grow up in a rodeo family and has noted her parents weren't "horse people." Introduced to barrel racing by her babysitter Jana (Wehkamp) Turner...Works as a registered dental hygienist at Stephens Family Dentistry and treats barrel racing as a hobby...In 2015, after her good horse got hurt she called Kylie (Ward) Weast, who qualified for the Wrangler NFR in 2018) for another mount and that is how she found Pipewrench - so named for the shape of his blaze on his head.

 

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