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BHS Deluxe is the complete pad. It doesn't move at all when you cinch it down, stays snug on my horse's back, and doesn't rub. It's a real solid pad. Best Ever Pads - the name speaks for itself.

Cesar de la Cruz

Team Roper

  • Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
    Born: 4/29/1983 Tucson, Arizona
    Joined PRCA: 2004
    PRCA Career Earnings: $1,139,583.00
    World Titles Won: 0
    WNFR Qualifications: 9 (2006-14)
    Current Residence: Tucson, Arizona
    2014 world standings place: 14th
    2014 WNFR average place: 10th
    2014 WNFR earnings: $34,327
    2014 earnings: $92,842
    Tour Finale titles: 3
       Championship: 2008, 2013-14
    Tour Finale qualifications: 9
        Winter: 2006
    Summer Finale: 2006
    Championship: 2006-08, 2011-14
    RNCFR qualification: 2 (2010, 2013)
    Education: Central Arizona College (Coolidge)

Career Highlights

  • Professional
    2015 Highlights – partner Tom Richards
    • Won the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, New Mexico)
    • Co-champion at the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo, with Lane Ivy
    Career Highlights
    • 2014: (Partner Tom Richards) Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Nebraska). Co-champion at the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
    • 2013: (Partner Derrick Begay) Tied for the win in Round 10 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 4.4 seconds and placed in three other rounds; finished 12th in the world standings with $107,598. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Nebraska); the Redding (California) Rodeo; the Pendleton (Oregon) Round-Up; California Rodeo Salinas and the Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colorado). Co-champion at Montana’s Biggest Weekend (Dillon, Montana)
    • 2012: (Partner Derrick Begay) Finished second in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR and placed in two others to finish sixth in the average standings and sixth in the world with $153,805. Won the Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, New Mexico); the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Arizona); the Lawton (Oklahoma) Rangers Rodeo; the Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Casper, Wyoming); the Navajo Nation Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Arizona) and the Missoula (Montana) Stampede. Co-champion at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Montana) and the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah)
    • 2011: (Partner Derrick Begay) Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Nebraska); the Pendleton (Oregon) Round-Up; the Omak (Washington) Stampede; the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo; Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Laughlin (Nevada) River Stampede and the Steamboat Springs (Colorado) ProRodeo Series-July 9. Co-champion at the Treaty Day Celebration & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Arizona); the Missoula (Montana) Stampede and the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Arizona). Finished eighth in the world standings with $134,043
    • 2010: (Partner Derrick Begay) Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a win in Round 8 with a time of 3.8 seconds. Finished 10th in the world standings with $104,927. Won the Wayne Wilson Children’s Charity Rodeo & Carnival (Cave Creek, Arizona); the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, New Mexico); the Lions Dixie Round-Up (St. George, Utah) and the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo; co-champion of the Cheyenne (Wyoming) Frontier Days
    • 2009: (Partner Derrick Begay) Won Round 7 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.6 seconds and placed in one other round. Won the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Arizona); Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo, Colorado); co-champion at the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, New Mexico). Finished 14th in the world standings with $92,680
    • 2008: (Partner Colter Todd) Won Round 10 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 4.0 seconds; placed in four of 10 rounds. Finished eighth in the world standings with $114,692. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas, Texas),  earning a share of the then-world record with a 3.5-second run in the semifinals. Won the Puyallup (Washington) Pro Rodeo (Tour Playoffs) and the Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, New Mexico)
    • 2007: (Partner Colter Todd) Won Rounds 6 and 9 at the Wrangler NFR to finish second in NFR team roping earnings with $93,958 and second in the world standings with $165,790. Won the Silver Spurs 118th Semi-annual Rodeo (Kissimmee, Florida) and the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, (Tour Playoffs)
    • 2006: (Partner Colter Todd) Placed in two of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning the eighth round with a time of 4.3 seconds. Won the Cheyenne (Wyoming) Frontier Days Rodeo; the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, New Mexico); the Scottsdale (Arizona) Jaycees Parada Del Sol and the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver). Co-champion at the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo (Loveland, Colorado)
    • 2005: (Partner Colter Todd) Won the Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo (Kingman, Arizona) and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Puyallup (Washington) Rodeo. Finished 19th in the world with $33,149Amateur
    Finished as the reserve champion at the college shoot-out in Hobbs, New Mexico, 2002Personal
    5-10, 160…Wife, Arena (married May 24, 2008), shared the women’s all-around championship at the 2008 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., competing for Weatherford (Texas) College; sons, Camilo and Gio …Longtime roping partner Colter Todd left PRCA competition after the 2008 season to spend more time with his family … Hobbies include horse training…Got involved in rodeo through his family, uncles George and Victor Aros and grandfather, Vic Aros … His stepfather, Larry Olivar, works for UPS; his mother, Zenaida, works as a cancer nurse and has done some barrel racing. Has an older brother, Santiago, an older sister, Dalia, and a younger brother, Philip…When he was 12, he cut off the thumb of his right hand while roping, but was back two weeks later. Started competing when he was 14 in junior rodeo … Graduated from Desert View High School … Horses’ names are Cimarron (13 years old) and Johnny Ringo (16 years old). Likes to give his horses outlaw names. He got Johnny Ringo from his uncle George, who runs a horse training facility in Picacho, Ariz. … Favorite food is steak; favorite book is the Bible; favorite movies are Gladiator and Tombstone; enjoys all types of music, especially rap and rock n’ roll…Favorite place to eat is his grandmother’s house, where she fixes home-cooked Mexican food … Is fluent in Spanish … Enjoys watching movies while on the road …Rodeo idol is Clay O’Brien Cooper

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