2017 World Standings
Born: Oct. 29, 1986
Residence: Weatherford, Texas
Joined the WPRA: 2012
Horses: Cuatro Fame "Cuatro or Truck" (10-year old gelding) - Sire: Dash Ta Fame/Dam: Princess Streaks; MCM ImASharpGuy "Sharpie" (5-year old grey gelding) - Sire: A Sharp Frenchman/Dam: Mulberry Canyon Moon; Morning Traffic "Martini" (6-year old palomino mare) - Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Dam: Evening Traffic
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 2 (2016-17)
RNCFR qualifications: 0
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and finished second at the second Champions Challenge in Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo and set an arena record en route to that title.
• Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo
• Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo
• Won the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup
• Won the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.)
• Won the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.)
• Won the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)
• Won the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.)
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Spanish Fork, Utah)
• Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up
• Won La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)
• Won the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas)
• Won the San Patricio County PRCA Rodeo (Sinton, Texas)
• 2016 - Entered her first Wrangler NFR ranked 6th; placed in 5 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year ranked 11th with $156,528. Was 10th in the average and won $51,885 in Las Vegas. Won the All-American Finals (Waco, Texas), the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas), the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, her first Wrangler Champions Challenge in Pueblo, Colo., the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.), the Central Wyoming Rodeo (Casper), the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.), the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo, the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo and the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo; Finished second in the average at the California Rodeo Salinas and second in the WPRA Slot Race at the 2016 WPRA World Finals in Waco aboard Martini
• 2015 - Finished the year ranked 175th with $6,522.
• 2013 - Finished the year ranked 301st with $2,536.
• 2012 - Finished second in the WPRA Rookie of the Year standings with $28,181. Emily Efurd won the Rookie title with $42,837. Won the Young County Rodeo (Graham, Texas), the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, the Parker County Sheriff's Posse Frontier Days Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas), and the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo.
Sharpie finished second in the AQHA/WPRA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year voting, 2017.
Husband, Ty...Stepfather, Dave Salzbrenner...Was named after Stevie Nicks. Grew up in Ordway, Colo., and looked up to barrel racers like Rachael Myllymaki...Family was not involved in rodeo but learned valuable lessons from her step-father about training horses including the importance of good foundation. Didn't have the money to buy the good ones with good breeding so trained young horses...Serves as a radiologic technician, taking -x-rays, CT scans and working in surgery. ..Cuatro Fame is owned by Jason and Melissa Mouton of Scott, La., has had since end of 2014 when the Moutons sent him to her to sell. Mouton initially bought Cuatro as a 4-year old after she was diagnosed with Lupus. She wanted a project horse to occupy her time. Hillman asked if she could rodeo season him before selling and they all agreed. Then they decided to let Stevi try to make the NFR on him...Morning Traffic is owned by Cody and Michelle Darling...Sharpie is owned by Matt and Bendi Dunn and out of Mulberry Canyon Moon, a mare that carried Angie Meadors to the Wrangler NFR in 2011...Favorite rodeo is Salinas because you can get fresh fruit and the ocean all in one; if she wasn't a barrel racer she would probably be a pediatrician; actress that would play her in a movie is Reese Witherspoon because people say she looks like her...Sponsored by Nutrena, 5-Star Pads, MVP, Shiloh Saddlery, Rock N Roll Cowgirl, Team PHT, Flair Strips, EquiPulmin, Outlaw Equine, Mouton Sand and Gravel, Dunn Ranch, Merhow Trailers, FlexiNeb, HayRite Alfalfa Cubes, PrepareToWin.tv.