Clif Cooper

Events: Tie-Down Roping
Born: 1/26/1988 Durant, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $492,876.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2010-13)
Current Residence: Decatur, Texas

 

2013 world standings place: 8th
2013 Wrangler NFR place: 11th
2013 Wrangler NFR earnings: $52,234
2013 earnings: $118,428
Tour Finale Qualifications: 1 (2013)
Education: Weatherford (Texas) Junior College
Professional
2014 Highlights

• Co-champion at the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)
Career Highlights
• 2013: Placed in six rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including a tie for second place in Round 5. Won That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo. Co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
• 2012: Won Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR in 7.3 seconds. Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.) and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo. Finished 15th in the world standings with $88,454 
• 2011: Won Round 10 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.4 seconds and placed in two other rounds to move from 15th to 12th place in the final world standings with season earnings of $105,032. Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup; the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.); the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas); the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta); the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho); the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.) and the Andy Devine Days Rodeo (Kingman, Ariz.). Co-champion at the Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo
• 2010: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a win in Round 1 and two second-place finishes. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.) and the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up; co-champion of the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta). Finished 10th in the world standings with $122,403
• 2009: Won the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); finished 33rd in the world standings with $40,544
• 2008: Finished 8th in the rookie standings and 80th in the world standings with earnings of $12,321

Amateur

Won the Southwestern Region tie-down roping championship and qualified for the College National Finals, 2008 and 2009. Texas high school tie-down roping champion, 2007. International Youth Finals Rodeo champion (Shawnee, Okla.), 2007

Personal

6-2, 175 … Married, Terryn Rochelle (Moss) Cooper, Dec. 17, 2010 in the Bahamas after his first Wrangler NFR appearance; daughter Ceattle … Parents, Roy Cooper and Shari Rivera; older brother, Clint, and younger brother, Tuf, are also highly-ranked PRCA tie-down ropers; sister, Shada, is married to 11-time All-Around World Champion Trevor Brazile … Dad, Roy “Super Looper” Cooper, is a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and an eight-time world champion … In 2010, Clif, Clint and Tuf became the first set of three brothers to qualify for the Wrangler NFR tie-down roping in the same year; they repeated in 2011 …Clif played basketball at Decatur (Texas) High and was named the team’s defensive player of the year for the 2004-05 season … Coached a 6th grade basketball team, an elementary school all-star basketball team and a flag football team … Won first all-around title at age 7 (Earth, Texas) … … With his brother, Tuf, started marketing Tuf E Nuf Healthy Energy Juice early in 2012