2014 Wrangler NFR:
2014 World Standings
2014 Wrangler NFR
Born: Oct. 8, 1969
Residence: Valentine, Neb.
Horse: A Streak of Rita “Worm” (10-year old blue roan gelding – Sire: A Streak of Fling/Dam: Jetta Rita)
Joined the WPRA: 1996
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 3 (2012-14)
DNCFR/RNCFR qualifications: 3 (1997-98/ 2013 seasons; competed in 1998-99, 2014)
Education: East Central University (Ada, Okla.)
2014 Season Highlights
• Placed in five out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning the ninth round in a time of 13.67 seconds.
• Won the Pioneer City Rodeo (Palestine, Ill.)
• Won the Longford (Kan.) Rodeo
• Finished second at the Pincher Creek (Alberta) ProRodeo
• Finished second at the Northwest Montana Pro Rodeo (Kalispell, Mont.)
• Finished second at the Rocky ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Rodeo)
• Finished second at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.)
• Won the Grand National (San Francisco, Calif.)
• 2013 – Placed in three out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year ranked 13th in the world with $90,313. Won $23,588 at the NFR; won the year-end title in the California Circuit, the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas), the Omak (Wash.) Stampede, Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2012 – Placed in three out of 10 rounds and won $23,852 at the NFR. Finished the year ranked 13th with $84,629. Won the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.), the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo, the Farm City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.) and the Industry (Calif.) Hills Charity Pro Rodeo
• 2011 – Finished the year ranked 23rd with $50,340; won 51st Annual Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta), the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union, Ore.) and the Canadian Finals Rodeo
• 2010 – Finished the year ranked 30th with $29,599. Finished second at the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.)
• 1996 WPRA Rookie of the Year.
• Has qualified for the Prairie Circuit Finals four times.
Husband, Linn Churchill (PRCA Steer Wrestler, qualified for NFR in 2006)…Maiden name was Trula Truitt…Teaches in a two-room school (grades 5-8)…Enjoys reading…Horse, Worm is registered A Steak of Rita and is a son of A Streak of Fling out of Jetta Rita, one of the Lynn Churchill’s former bulldogging mounts. The Churchills raised Worm and Trula trained the blue roan gelding.