Tuf Cooper


Tuf Cooper

Events: Tie-Down Roping

Born: 1/31/1990 Childress, Texas

Joined PRCA: 2008

PRCA Career Earnings: $759,995.00

World Titles Won: 1 (2011)

WNFR Qualifications:4 (2008-11)

Current Residence: Decatur, Texas

2011 World standings place: 1st

2011 Wrangler NFR place: 7th

2011 Wrangler NFR earnings: $46,731

2011 earnings: $192,042

Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2009)

Tour Finale qualifications: 3

   Championship: 2008-10

DNCFR qualifications: 1 (2009)

Professional Highlights

2011 Highlights

• Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on his way to his first world title

• Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.)

• Won the Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco, Texas)

• Co-champion at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)

• Won the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)

• Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)

• Won the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas)

• Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo

• Won the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.)

• Won the Butterfield Stage Days (Bridgeport, Texas)

• Won the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up

• Won the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo

Career Highlights

• 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 all-around at 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. 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.), 2005


5-11, 160…Single...Parents are Shari Rivera and Roy "Super Looper" Cooper, a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and an eight-time world champion; brothers Clint (three-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 … Sister Shada is married to eight-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)


Tuf Case Cooper

January 30 1990

Family: Parents- Roy Cooper and Shari Rivera, Sister and BrothEr in-Law - Shada and Trevor Brazile,

Brothers: Clint and Clif

Tuf times don’t last, Tuf people do.....

Career Highlights