Bessert, Sammi

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$352,591
CAREER EARNINGS

2016 Earnings:
$43,129

 
25th
2016 World Standings


 
 

Born: Nov. 21, 1975 in Evanston, Wyo.
Residence: Loma, Colo.
Horses: Surely She’s A Star “Dobby” (19-year old mare); Terrible Tommy Twist “Tommy” (15-year old gelding)
Joined the WPRA: 1993
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 0
DNCFR/RNCFR qualifications (actual rodeo seasons): 2 (2012-13)
Education: New Mexico State University and Mesa State College, bachelor’s of business degree from Mesa State

Professional


2016 Highlights 

•      Won the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco, Calif.
•      Finished 3rd at Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days Inc.
•      Finished 3rd at the Summit County Fair and Rodeo in Coalville, Utah
•      Finished 3rd at California Rodeo Salinas
•      Won the Annual Fourth of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo in Window Rock, Ariz.
•      Finished 3rd in the average at the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz.
•      Finished 3rd in the finals at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo


Career Highlights
•      2015 - Finished the year ranked 42nd with $31,188.
•      2014 - Finished the year ranked 24th with $45,207; Won the Pony Express Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah); Finished second in the average at the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.)
•      2013 – Finished the year ranked 21st in the world with $52,992; Won the year-end title in the Wilderness Circuit, won the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.) and finished second in the average at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo.
•      2012 – Won the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah) and the Fort Herriman (Utah) PRCA Rodeo. Finished the year ranked 18th with $52,138.
•      2011 - Finished the year ranked 18th with $53,074; won the average at the Wilderness Circuit Finals earning a trip to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo; won Utah’s Own Rodeo at the Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City) and the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo (Moab, Utah).
•      2010  – Finished the year ranked 21st in the year with $36,567; won the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho) and the Fort Herriman (Utah) Memorial PRCA Rodeo
•      2008 – Wilderness Circuit Finals qualifier.

Amateur



National High School Rodeo Association Finals qualifier in pole bending (1991, 1993) and College National Finals Rodeo qualifier (1995).

Personal



Husband, Bob (veterinarian); sons, Kade and Keane…Parents are John and Kathy Stevens and has one sister Mindi Stevens…Graduated from Grand Junction (Colo.) High School…Favorite rodeo Oakley, Utah.

 

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