Tuf Cooper

Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 1/31/1990 Childress, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $2,010,207.00
World Titles Won: 4 (TD 2011-12, 2014), AA (2017)
WNFR Qualifications: 10 (2008-15, 2017) SR (2017)
Current Residence: Decatur, Texas


2017 world standings place: 1st (AA), 2nd (TD), 12th (SR),
2017 WNFR standings place: 2nd
2017 WNFR earnings: $111,538
2017 NFSR standings place: 10th
2017 NFSR earnings: $15,891
2017 earnings: $341,560 (AA), $301,983 (TD), $60,107(SR)
Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (2009, 2014)
Tour Finale titles: 2 (2011-12)
Tour Finale qualifications: 7
Championship: 2008-14
NFSR qualifications: 1 (2017)
RNCFR qualifications: 2 (2009, 2012)

2018 Highlights
• Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo
• Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup
• Won the Deadwood (S.D) Days Of 78 Rodeo
• Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days
• Won the RAM Texas (Waco) Circuit Finals
• Won the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo
Tie-Down Roping
• Won the Deadwood (S.D) Days Of 78 Rodeo
• Won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.)
• Won the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.)
• Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup
• Co-champion at the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.)
• Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo
Steer Roping
• Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days
• Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup
Career Highlights
• 2017: Won the all-around, tie-down roping and steer roping at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas). Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Apache (Okla.) Stampede, the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas) and the San Patricio County PRCA Rodeo (Sinton, Texas). Won the tie-down roping at the Days of 47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas). the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Grand Island, Neb.), the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.), the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo and the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas). Won the steer roping at the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.) and the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas). Co-champion at the K-Days Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta)

• 2016: Did not compete
• 2015: Split the win in Round 10 and placed in three other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished fourth in the world standings with 211,457. Won the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.), Parada Del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho). Co-champion at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Champions Challenge, the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.), the Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg) and the Molalla (Ore.) Buckaroo Rodeo
• 2014: Tied for first place in Round 7 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with Cody Ohl and placed in four additional rounds on his way to winning the average title with a time of 89.7 seconds on 10 head and claiming his third gold buckle in four years with $241,734. Won the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah) with an arena record time of 6.6 seconds; the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah); La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.) and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.) and the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup. Won the all-around at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse (Cleburne, Texas). Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-up Wrangler Champions Challenge (Kennewick, Wash.)
• 2013: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished fourth in the world standings with $167,716. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede; the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque, N.M.); the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas) and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days. Won the all-around at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up and the Texas Stampede Rodeo (Allen, Texas). Co-champion in the all-around and tie-down roping at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.)
• 2012: Won Rounds 1 (7.4 seconds) and 4 (7.8) of the Wrangler NFR and won his second consecutive world title by finishing second in the WNFR average standings and earning $232,885 for the season. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa). Won the all-around and was co-champion in team roping at the 18th Annual Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, with Trey Johnson. Co-champion at the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.)
• 2011: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR on the way to his first world title with season earnings of $192,042. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); the Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco, Texas); the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas); the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo; the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); the Butterfield Stage Days (Bridgeport, Texas); the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up; the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo; co-champion at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• 2010: Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including wins in Rounds 3 and 10 in which he twice equaled the rodeo-best time of 6.9 seconds; finished second in the average and second in the world standings with $203,968. Won the all-around at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Austin County Fair and Rodeo (Bellville, Texas) and the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Santa Rosa Round Up (Vernon, Texas) and the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede; co-champion at the Rocky (Mountain House, Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• 2009: Placed in seven of 10 rounds in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to win the average title with a time of 84.5 seconds, just a half-second off Fred Whitfield’s NFR record. Won Rodeo Austin (Texas);  the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.); the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo and the Red Desert Round Up (Rock Springs, Wyo.), Won the all-around title at the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo. Finished second in the world standings with earnings of $174,349
• 2008: Won Round 9 of the Wrangler NFR with a rodeo-best time of 6.7 seconds and placed in five other rounds on his way to finishing third in the average and fourth in the final world standings with earnings of $172,274. Won the River City Roundup (Omaha, Neb.); the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.);  the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.); the Southern Mississippi Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo (Hattiesburg, Miss.); the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)


Texas high school team roping champion (with Jake Cobb), 2007-08; tie-down roping champion, 2006. International Youth Finals Rodeo all-around and tie-down roping champion, 2006. Wrangler Division all-around cowboy at the inaugural Wrangler Junior High School Finals (Gallup, N.M.), 2005Personal

5-11, 160 … Single … Parents are Shari Cooper and Roy “Super Looper” Cooper, a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and an eight-time world champion; brothers Clint (four-time Wrangler NFR qualifier ) and Clif are both PRCA competitors in tie-down roping. In 2010, Tuf, Clif and Clint became the first set of three brothers to qualify for the Wrangler NFR in tie-down roping in the same year; they repeated in 2011 … Sister Shada is married to 11-time World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile. Grandfather, Clifton Smith, was an NFR tie-down roper in 1960 and 1962 and uncle, Stran Smith, is a 10-time NFR qualifier and the 2008 world champion … Won his first all-around title at age 6 at the Earth, Texas, High Plains Junior Rodeo Association event in 1996 … Achieved a personal best with a 6.6-second run at the 2009 Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) … With his brother, Clif, started marketing Tuf E Nuf Healthy Energy Juiceearly in 2012 … Became the youngest cowboy to surpass $1 million in career earnings on Feb. 22, 2013, just three weeks past his 23rd birthday