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Born: Oct. 8, 1969
Residence: Valentine, Neb.
Horse: A Streak of Rita “Worm” (12-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: 4 (1997-98/ 2013 seasons; competed in 1998-99, 2014; was a replacement for 2017)
Education: East Central University (Ada, Okla.)


 2016 Highlights

•     Finished the year with $19,962
•     Was a replacement in the California Circuit for the 2017 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
•     Won the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.)
•     Finished third at the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.)
•     Won Sonora (Calif.) Outlaw Pro Rodeo

Career Highlights
•     2015 - Finished with $14,734
•     2014 - Placed in five out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning the ninth round in a time of 13.67 seconds. Finished the year eighth in the world with $142,076 and was eight in the average at the NFR winning $66,202; won the Pioneer City Rodeo (Palestine, Ill.), the Longford (Kan.) Rodeo and the Grand National (San Francisco, Calif.); finished second at the Pincher Creek (Alberta) ProRodeo, the Northwest Montana Pro Rodeo (Kalispell, Mont.), the Rocky ProRodeo (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Rodeo) and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.)
•     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.