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Taos Muncy and Cody Taton are traveling partners, good friends and great all-around cowboys who have qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in saddle bronc riding.
They’re brothers-in-law, too. Taton is married to the former Jordan Muncy, and all make their homes near Corona, N.M. Jordan Taton is the rodeo coach at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, and, like her brother, has been around rodeo all her life. In fact, she’s just two years removed from winning the all-around and breakaway roping championships at the College National Finals Rodeo.
All three were on the rodeo team at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, and Jordan Taton was just a junior when she scored her double dip. Her brother, the reigning world champion, was just a 20-year-old sophomore when he won the CNFR saddle bronc riding title in 2007 – he won the first of two PRCA world championships that year, too.
Cody Taton is association’s saddle bronc riding representative. Probably a bigger accomplishment, though, is that he won the NFR average in his only trip to the finale in 2008. Earlier this year, he moved into the No. 1 spot in the world standings with his big victory at in Fort Worth. It’s nice to know the family that plays together wins together, too.
RNCFR saddle bronc riding qualifiers
This list is subject to change