In my line of work, I get to learn about some pretty cool things.
Just minutes ago, I had a request from Marissa Muncy, wife of two-time world champion saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy, who wrote, “I’m pretty sure Taos is over his million dollar mark in the PRCA. Do you know who I’d talk to to make sure?”
I reached out to the PRCA’s information guru, Jim Bainbridge, who not only confirmed this news and information but also pointed me to the piece on ProRodeo.com that listed the item, seen HERE.
What Bainbridge also pointed out was that Muncy surpassed the mark with earnings last weekend in Fort Madison, Iowa; Puyallup, Wash.; and Lewiston, Idaho, and that Muncy was joined by Steven Dent, who earned second-place checks in both bronc riding and bareback riding in Lewiston. They are the 114th and 115th men to reach the milestone.
Muncy won his first Montana Silversmiths gold buckle in 2007, just six months after winning the college bronc riding title while competing at Oklahoma Panhandle State University; with that feat, he became just the third cowboy in rodeo history to win a college championship and a PRCA championship in the same calendar year, joining bull rider Matt Austin and all-around talent Ty Murray. Muncy also won the world title in 2011.
That same year, Dent won the all-around championship at the College National Finals Rodeo and led his team, Ranger (Texas) College, to the men’s title. Like Muncy, he also qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that December, albeit in bareback riding. Both men are well on their way to their sixth trip to Las Vegas.