Myllymaki, Rachael

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$736,041
CAREER EARNINGS

 
 
 

Born: Dec. 9, 1979
Residence: Arlee, Mont.
Joined WPRA: 1987
Horse: Wink
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 7 (1988, '90, '94, '99-2002)
Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour qualifications: 4
• Pace Chute-out: 2001-02
• Pace Challenge: 2002, 2005
• Pace Classic: 2005

Professional


 2010 Highlights

• Finished the year ranked 42nd with $21,915.


Career Highlights
• 2009 - Finished the year ranked 21st with $41,182. Won the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo, the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede, the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.), the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo and the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede.
• 2008 - Finished the year ranked 45th with $19,852.
• 2007 - Won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo and the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo.
• 2006 - Co-champion at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo (Grandview, Wash.); won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo, the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average title at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.) and the Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo.
• 2005 - Won the Dillon (Mont.) Jaycees Rodeo.
• 2002 - Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour round at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros and the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede; finished fourth in the world with $121,268 and place second in the average at the Wrangler NFR with a total time of 141.92 seconds on 10 runs.
• 1991 - Won back-to-back Dodge National Circuit Final Rodeo (Pocatello, Idaho) titles.
• An eight-time Montana Circuit Barrel Racing Champion.

Amateur


 National High School all-around champion, 1994-95.

Personal


 Is one of the youngest barrel racers to ever compete at the Wrangler NFR at age 11 in 1988. The youngest ever to qualify was Ann Lewis at age 10 in 1968 (Lewis won the world title despite not competing as she was killed in a car accident prior to the start of the NFR)…Rachael's mom, Judy Myllymaki, is one of the oldest barrel racers to qualify for the NFR. Judy was 54-years old in 1998. June Holeman holds the record for oldest barrel racer at the age of 62 set in 2005.

 

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