Event: Bareback ridingindex_20

Born: June 3, 1976, in Portland, Ore.

Residence: Culver, Ore.

Joined PRCA: 1996

World titles: 4 (2002, 2007, 2009-10)

Wrangler NFR average title: 1 (2009)

Wrangler NFR qualifications: 13 (2001-13)

Career earnings: $2,447,476


2013 World standings place: 4th (BB)

2013 Wrangler NFR place: 9th

2013 Wrangler NFR earnings: $36,609

2013 earnings: $162,796 (BB)


Tour Finale titles: 2 (summer 2000 & 2002)

Tour Finale qualifications: 19

Pace Chute-out: 2001, 2004-06

Caldwell Round: 2007-08

Puyallup Round: 2007-08

Summer Finale: 2000-02, 2004, 2007-08

Championship: 2004-08

Professional

2014 Highlights

  • Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Spanish Fork, Utah)
  • Won the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.)
  • Co-champion at the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo
  • Won the average and tied for the win at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Guthrie, Okla.) but missed out on the being crowned the champion based on the tie-breaker, which went to Caleb Bennett

2013 Highlights

  • Tied for the win in Rd. 5 of the Wrangler NFR with an 87.5-point ride on Andrews Rodeo's PTSD Power Play (extending his event record to 24 round wins) and placed in three other rounds.
  • Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Amarillo, Texas)
  • Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo
  • Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days
  • Won the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.)
  • Won the IPE & Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia)
  • Won the all-around at California Rodeo Salinas
  • Won the all-around at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo
  • Won the all-around and bareback riding at the Omak (Wash.) Stampede
  • Won teh all-around and bareback riding at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.)
  • Co-Champion at the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.)
  • Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-Up Rodeo (Kennewick, Wash.)
  • Co-champion at the Old Fort Days (Fort Smith, Ark.)
  • Won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
  • Co-Champion at the Sand Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas)
  • Co-champion at Rodeo Austin (Texas)

Career Highlights

  • 2012 - Finished the year ranked 2nd in the all-around with $210,506 and 3rd in the bareback riding with $200,289. Won $89,519 at teh Wrangler NFR. Won the bareback riding title at the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days, the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell), the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up, the Walker County Fair and Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas), and Rodeo Austin (Texas). Won the all-around title at the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up, the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo, the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Nacogoches (Texas) ProRodeo and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.).
  • 2011 - Returned to the Wrangler NFR just three months from lacerating his pancreas to finish second the average, win $105,673 and finish the year ranked third in the world with $180,672 behind Kaycee Feild and Will Lowe; Broke some ribs and injured his pancreas in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., on Aug. 27. Underwent surgery in Seattle on Aug. 28 to repair his pancreas; won the all-around title and bareback riding title at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.; won the all-around title at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell, Mont.); co-champion in the bareback riding at the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and won the all-around title; won the bareback riding title at the Field of Dreams Stampede (La Crete, Alberta), the Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho), the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo (High River, Alberta), and the Luxton ProRodeo (Victoria, B.C.); won the bareback riding, team roping (with Mike Beers) and all-around title at the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo; won the team roping title (with Mike Beers) at the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; won the all-around title at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo and at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo; won the team roping (with Mike Beers) and all-around titles at the Bonnyville (Alberta) ProRodeo; won the all-around title at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup and was co-champion in the bareback riding. PRCA also reported after this win Mote surpassed Clint Corey's career earnings record and now holds the bareback career earnings record with $1,877,065; won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City). Had surgery to repair a sports hernia on Jan. 17 in Philadelphia.
  • 2010 - Won his fourth world title after placing in seven out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the sixth round with a score of 85.5 points and tied for the win in the eighth round with a score of 86 points. Finished the year with $204,484 in earnings. Was second in the average at the NFR and won a total of $115,099, won the average title at the Columbia River Circuit Finals (Redmond, Ore.), won the all-around title at the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City) to start 2011 season, won the Othello (Wash.) Rodeo, the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo, won a total of $22,091 over Cowboy Christmas and was the top earner among all roughstock cowboys and was second overall behind Trevor Brazile with $24,253, won the average at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; was co-champion at the Crooked River Round-Up (Prineville, Ore.). Underwent neck surgery on April 27 in Dallas to correct a narrowing of the spinal cord channel.
  • 2009 - Won his third world title and set a bareback riding single-season earnings record with a $310,219 total. Won the average with total of 847 points on 10 head. Won $139,880 at the NFRl; PRCA's biggest money winner over Cowboy Christmas with $29,926; won the Columbia River Circuit Finals (Redmond, Ore.) average title and the year-end all-around title. Qualified for DNCFR in bareback riding; won the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas), the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Round Up (Great Falls, Mont.), the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede, the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede, the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo, the Wild Rogue ProRodeo (Central Point, Ore.), the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo; was co-champion at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede and the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D'Alene).
  • 2008 - Won four out of 10 rounds at the 50th Wrangler NFR tying the arena record twice - once in the 5th round aboard Classic Pro Rodeo's Big Tex and the second in the 7th round on Big Bend Rodeo's Spring Fling; Finished the year ranked 3rd with $205,592, tied for 7th at the Wrangler NFR and won $80,950; Won the Othello (Wash.) Pro Rodeo, the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup, the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days Rodeo, the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Cloverdale Fair and Rodeo (Surrey, B.C.), and the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede; was co-champion at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo and the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas).
  • 2007– Won the 2007 PRCA World Champion Bareback Riding Title with $207,184. Finished tied for fourth in the average at the Wrangler NFR; finished the year as the regular-season leader with $152,184 setting a new earnings record prior to the Wrangler NFR in bareback riding; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings in March following RodeoHouston; won the Columbia River Circuit Finals (Redmond, Ore.), the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the IPE & Stampede (Armstrong, B.C.)-qualifies for Canadian Finals for first time, the Santiam Canyon Stampede (Sublimity, Ore.), the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.), the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas) and the Championship round and the shoot-out $50,000 round at RodeoHouston; was co-champion at the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo and the Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta); was co-champion at the Founder Day Rodeo (Tonasket, Wash.) in the bareback riding, finished fourth in the team roping with Brandon Beers and won the all-around title.
  • 2006– Placed in eight out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning the seventh round with a score of 84.5 points and tied for the win in 10th round with a score of 85.5 points; Finished the year ranked second in the world with $181,173. Was second in the average at the Wrangler NFR and won $102,935 during the 10-day event; won the average title at the Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.); was co-champion at the NILE Pro Rodeo (Billings, Mont.); won the Wild Rouge Pro Rodeo (Central Point, Ore.), the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell, Mont.), the Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.), the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, the Klamath Falls Great Northwest Pro Rodeo (Klamath Falls, Ore.), the Auburn (Calif.) Wild West Stampede, the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.) and the SW District Livestock Show & Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.).
  • 2005 – Won the all-around title at the Othello (Wash.) Rodeo; won the bareback riding title at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Thunder Mountain ProRodeo (Longview, Wash.), the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo (Joseph, Ore.), the Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo, the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, the Salem (Ore.) Rodeo, the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show and Rodeo (Union, Ore.), the Auburn Wild West Stampede (Auburn, Calif.), the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average titles at San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo; was co-champion at the Founders Day Rodeo (Tonasket, Wash.) and the Silver Spur Rodeo (Yakima, Wash.). Finished the year ranked 12th in the world with $114,069.
  • 2004 – Finished ninth in the world standings with $118,901 and was fifth in the Wrangler NFR after picking up $29,992; Won the Buc Days ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; semifinalist at Pace Picante ProRodeo Chute-out (Las Vegas); won Tour round and average titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Rodeo; finished fourth at the Pace Picante ProRodeo Challenge (Omaha, Neb.) and Pace Picante ProRodeo Classic (Dallas).
  • 2003 – Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver) and Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore); was co-champion in Round 4 with an 88.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Calamity Jane at the Wrangler NFR; broke his collarbone and dislocated his shoulder at RodeoHouston and missed most of the spring and early summer; finished ninth in the world standings with $103,802.
  • 2002 – World champion bareback rider; regular-season earnings leader; won the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Cup Finale (Dallas) (now called the Pace Picante ProRodeo Classic) and Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); co-champion at Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper) and Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore.).
  • 2001 – World champion runner-up; co-champion at NILE Rodeo (Billings, Mont.); won Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa) and Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; Columbia River Circuit champion.
  • 2000 – Won the Columbia Circuit Finals rodeo; co-champion at Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco) and won Copenhagen Cup Finale (Mesquite, Texas) (now called the Pace Picante ProRodeo Challenge).

 

Personal

6-0, 175...Wife, Kate; sons, Charlie and Trey; daughter, Laura...His niece, Serena, is a WPRA barrel racer...Hobbies include horse training, roping and fishing…Bobby was born with crooked legs and had to wear a splint at night and special shoes to help straighten them out...Travels with Jason Havens, Ryan Gray and Steven Dent and they are collectively known as The Pride....Clint Corey, the 1991 world champion bareback rider, is Mote's long-time mentor...In addition to riding bareback horses, Bobby is making a conscious effort to become a top team roper as well...Tries annually to hold or participate in at least two bareback riding schools to teach future bareback riders to carry on his success.