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Cooper Kanngiesser

9/8/2006

(Can-geese-er)
Born: Sept. 12, 1984
Residence: Zenda, Kan. (Zenda, Kan.)

Joined PRCA: 2005
World Titles: 0

Pace Picante Series Qualifications: 1
Pace Challenge: 2005
Education: Vernon (Texas) College two-year degree in Farm and Ranch Management
2005 World Standings Place: 26th
2005 Earnings: $49,546
Career Earnings: $49,546

Professional
2006 Highlights
* Won the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.).
* Co-champion of the Flint Hills PRCA Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.).
* Co-champion at the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo (Kansas City, Kan.).
* Won the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.).
* Won Wrangler Pro Rodeo Classic (Wichita, Kan.).
2005 Highlights
* Currently second in the PRCA Rookie race behind Steve Woolsey.
* Co-champion in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour round and won the average title at the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo.
* Won the Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.).

Amateur Highlights
Kansas High School Bull riding champion, 2001-03.

Personal
5-10, 150 … Single … Hobbies include playing golf, hunting and fishing … Got involved in rodeo through his family. His father, Mark, works in the oilfields and mother, Cheryl, is a paraprofessional. He has one sister, Megan … Travels with Kasey Hayes, Kyle Cudmore, Lucas Dick and Bryan Richardson … Graduated from Cunningham, Kan., with 22 people in his graduating class … Favorite rodeo is Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, favorite movie is Lonesome Dove and favorite music is country.