Who is Paden Bray?
Paden is an American professional rodeo cowboy and a college rodeo player, who has risen to prominence for his roping and heeling skills, which earned him the rookie heeler of 2019.
Paden Bray Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Paden Bray was born on 27 November 1998 under the Sagittarius zodiac sign, in Stephenville, Texas USA. The son of Equibrand owners, Ken and Billie Bray, Paden has a younger brother Wyatt, who is his opponent in rodeo competitions.
His family is deeply involved in rodeo competition, as his cousin Rance Bray is also a rodeo player, and one of the finalists of the Wrangler NFR in 2022.
Paden went to Lipan High School in his hometown, after which he enrolled at Tarleton State University, for which he has competed in rodeo.
Interested in horses from an early age, he joined his first rodeo club at just eight years old, and during his junior career, Paden was the reserve champion team roping heeler.
While a senior in high school, he competed at The American, and the same year qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo.
He turned professional in 2019 by joining the Pro Rodeo Cowboys team, and in his rookie year he was chosen as the rookie rodeo cowboy in Heeling. Moreover, he ended the season in 17th place in PRCA, and the same year he finished fourth in the Wrangler National Final Rodeo qualification.
Rise to Stardom
Paden continued to improve over the years, and is now one of the most popular and most successful professional rodeo cowboys.
He won several events of 2019, including the Los Fresnos Rodeo and the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo, then the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo, the St. Paul, the Laramie, Jubilee Days, and the Horse Heaven with his rodeo partner Erich Rogers.
He was the co-champion at the Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Window Rock, Arizona, again with Erich Rogers.
In 2020, he won the Round 1 of the season and managed to win four other rounds with an average of 80.2 seconds, which earned him $122,962 at the NFR.
He also won the Cody Stampede in Wyoming and several other events.
To speak further of his accomplishments, in 2021 Paden had a very successful previous season and was the co-champion in tie-down roping at the Big Timber Weekly Pro Rodeo, and co-champion at the Kitsap Stampede at Bremerton, Washington.
With Erich Rogers, Paden won several events, including The American at Arlington, Texas, then the duo won the San Angelo Cinch Chute-Out event, and the Ute Mountain Round-Up held in Cortez, Colorado.
Furthermore, the stunningly successful duo won the Lehi Roundup in Utah, then the Cache County Fair and Rodeo, again in Utah, and the Spokane Interstate Rodeo in Washington.
In All-Around completion, Paden was extremely successful at the Ute Mountain Round-Up as he won the event, and repeated the feat at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo in Kansas, then at the Spokane Interstate Rodeo, and he won the Rodeo de Santa Fe.
Thanks to his eponymous success in 2021, he finished the season as second in the world, and at the top of the 2021 Wranglers NFR league.
As of early 2022, Paden Bray’s net worth has been estimated to be around $500,000, earned through his successful career as a professional rodeo cowboy. According to reports, his annual earnings are around $120,000.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Married, Single?
When it comes to his personal life, Paden doesn’t like talking about it. As a result, it is unknown whether he is single or dating or maybe even married.
Some sources have stated that Paden is currently single and solely focused on his career, while others state that he is in a romantic relationship with a mysterious girlfriend.
However, until Paden comes forward with actual information, we can only speculate about his relationship status.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Paden Bray has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 138lbs (63kgs). His vital statistics are 41-14-30 and he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Paden is in love with horses, and in addition to professional work, he enjoys horse riding in his free time, and lives on a big family horse ranch in Granbury, Texas.
A huge country music fan, Paden and often uses music as a motivation for his good work in the ring.
In what little free time he has, he loves watching films, and his favorite is “Tombstone”.