Hillman, Stevi

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2016 Earnings:
2016 Wrangler NFR:
2016 World Standings

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2016 Wrangler NFR

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; Morning Traffic "Martini" (6-year old palomino mare) - Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Dam: Evening Traffic
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
RNCFR qualifications: 0


2016 Highlights

•      Entered her first Wrangler NFR ranked 6th; placed in 5 rounds at the Wrangler NFR.
•       Won the All-American Finals (Waco, Texas)
•       Won the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas)
•       Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up
•       Finished second in the WPRA Slot Race at the 2016 WPRA World Finals in Waco aboard Martini
•       Won her first Wrangler Champions Challenge in Pueblo, Colo.
•       Won the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.)
•       Won Central Wyoming Rodeo (Casper)
•       Finished second in the average at the California Rodeo Salinas
•       Won Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.)
•       Won the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.)
•       Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo
•       Won the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo
•       Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo
•       Won Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo

Career Highlights
•       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.


Husband, Ty...Stepfather, Dave Salzbrenner...Was named after Stevie Nicks. Grew up in Ordway, Colo., and looked up to barrel racers like Rachael Myllymaki Boyle...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...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.