Born: Aug. 4, 1972
Residence: Eustace, Texas
Horse: Will Merada “Radar” (10-year old gelding) – Sire: Light N Lena/Dam: Meradas Oh Cay; Lees Yellow Gold “Gunner” (7-year old gelding) – Sire: Cee Heart Concho/Dam: Frenchmans Parfait
Joined WPRA: 2008
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2009)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2015)
Education: University of Texas (Tyler)
• 2016 - Finished with $6,513.
• 2015 - Finished with $29,106
• 2014 - Finished 17th in the world with $69,447. Won the year-end title in the Texas Circuit and qualified for the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.), the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, the Panola County Cattlemen’s Rodeo (Carthage, Texas), the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo; co-champion at the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede and finished second in the average at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo.
• 2013 – Finished the year ranked 95th with $10,269
• 2012 – Finished the year ranked 35th with $30,537
• 2011 – Finished the year ranked 48th with $24,433
• 2010 – Finished the year ranked 34th in the world with $25,937; won the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo, the Athens (Texas) MDA Benefit Pro Rodeo, and the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; co-champion at the SW District FAT Stock Show and Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.)
• 2009 – Entered her first Wrangler NFR ranked 14th but finished the year ranked 10th with $103,960 after placing in four out of five rounds. She took second in the first and eight rounds. Won the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede, the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the ARK-LA-MISS Stampede Days (Monroe, La.) and the SW District FAT Show and Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.). Placed second at Marshall (Texas) Pro Rodeo, the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days, the Wendy Wood Memorial PRCA Rodeo (Cedar City, Utah), the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup, the Four States Fair and Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.) and the New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo (Albuquerque).
• 2008 – Won the San Augustine (Texas) County PRCA Rodeo and finished 16th in the WPRA Rookie Standings with $7,618
2008 United Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Racing Champion; 2008 Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association Finals – average champion and year-end reserve champion.
Husband, Rex, children, Zach and Tanner…Parents are Bobby and Barbara Bridwell…Competed in rodeo during school with her sister Marty…Hobbies include playing basketball and spending time with family…Favorite food is anything her husband cooks and favorite sports team is the Dallas Mavericks…Before competing in barrel racing full-time she taught school and coached basketball for six years…In February 2010 she had to put her 7-year old gelding My Playboy Champ “Short Go” down after an injury. She competed on Short Go, sired by Does Lil Playboy and out of My Lady Scootin, during her first Wrangler NFR in 2009.