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Steer wrestler returns to National Finals

For the second consecutive year, Tanner Brunner, 26, of Ramona is participating in steer wrestling at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. He qualified in 15th place with earnings of $74,950.

He qualified in sixth place going into the finals last year and finished in 15th place after placing in one round.

Brunner won his first saddle when he was 9 years old and has been competing in rodeo ever since. He was on the Kansas State University Rodeo Team and qualified for college finals twice.

He has been a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 2013 and has earned almost $200,000 in his professional rodeo career.

He competed in Canada and the United States this year.

Brunner comes from a rodeo family. His father, Tracy, was a champion steer wrestler, and his mother, Yvonne, and older sister, Cat, compete in barrel racing.

The National Finals Rodeo is Dec. 5-14 and is broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.

Last modified Dec. 12, 2019