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Rodeo: Bull rider Tag Elliott continues amazing comeback
Rodeo » Five years after a bull nearly killed him, Tag Elliott is one of the world’s best riders.

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At a glance

The Tag Elliott File

Event » Bull riding

Born » July 22, 1988 in Brigham City

Current residence » Thatcher, Utah

Career earnings » $148,566

College » Southern Idaho (equine studies)

Career » Won Extreme Bulls (Division 2) at Austin and Pocatello this season. … Placed 30th in the 2011 world standings with earnings of $34,155. … In 2010, earned $50,680 and placed 28th in the world after winning at San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; San Dimas, Calif.; Grace, Idaho; and Herriman, Utah. … Missed 2008 season and participated on a limited basis in 2009 after being severely injured at the 2007 Days of ’47 Rodeo. … Utah state high school champion in 2006.

Personal » Single. … His father, Steve, was a professional bareback and bull rider. … His brother, Zach, is a bull rider who finished 33rd in the 2009 world standings. … Graduated from Bear River High School, where he wrestled, qualifying for the state meet four times. … Enjoys hunting and helping work the family cattle ranch. … Favorite movies: Clint Eastwood Westerns.

This week’s PRCA rodeos in Utah:

Days of ‘47 Rodeo » 7 p.m.

June 19, 20, 21, 23, 24

Maverik Center, West Valley City

3200 S. Decker Lake Drive

Pioneer Days Rodeo » 7:30 p.m.

June 19, 20, 21, 23, 24

Pioneer Stadium, Ogden

668 17th Street

Fiesta Days Rodeo » 8 p.m.

June 20, 21, 23, 24

Fairgrounds, Spanish Fork

475 South Main Street

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