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Mark Gomes

Mark Gomes
Born: Dec. 16, 1969 (Globe, Ariz.)
Residence: Nickerson, Kan.
Joined PRCA: 1994
World Titles: 1 (1998)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 8 (1994-95, 1997-99, 2001-03)
Pace Picante Series qualifications: 5
Pace Finale: 2000-01, 2003
Pace Challenge: 2002
Pace Classic: 2003
Education: Central Arizona College (Coolidge), Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford)
2003 World Standings Place: 5th
2003 Wrangler NFR Place: 4th
2003 Wrangler NFR Earnings: $51,330
2003 Earnings: $118,857
Career Earnings: $792,680

Professional 2003 Highlights
* Won Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede.
* Co-champion at Cody (Wyo.) Stampede.
* Won Dodge City (Kan.) Days Round-Up Rodeo.

Career Highlights
2002 — Finished ninth in the world; won Beef Empire Days Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.) and Dodge City (Kansas) Days Round-Up Rodeo.
2001 — Won Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycees Bootheel, Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper), Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.).
2000 — Bareback riding points leader for winter Wrangler ProRodeo Tour; won San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); won Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo.
1999 — Won Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo.
1998 — NFR average champion; won Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo.
1997 — Won Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo; won American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.).

Awards
PRCA Resistol Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year (1994).

Personal
5-7, 155    Wife, Debbie; sons, Conor, Colton.  Hobbies include riding colts and raising cattle.  Broke pelvis when Harry Vold's bareback horse Sheep Tick smashed him against chutes at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days in 2000. He gained revenge in 2001, when he rode Sheep Tick at Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo to win Wrangler ProRodeo Tour round.