Team Roper Dustin Bird grew up on a ranch in Cut Bank, Montana and started competing at the age of fourteen. Bird joined the PRCA in 2001 and has career earnings of $394,716. Bird qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2012 and Won Round 4 with a time of 3.9 seconds (only 0.6 off the world record).
Bird says his favorite part of roping at the Wrangler NFR is that “You can win $18,000 every time you nod your head.” With his partner, and fellow Team Hesston member Paul Eaves, he banked $102,005 last year and finished thirteenth in the world standings. Bird also has the notable achievement of being the only team roper to ever rope Big Bird successfully. (Click here to view)
Bird is also a three-time all-around champion of the Indian National Finals Rodeo. Additionally, his horse, My Frosty Cocoa "Dolly," tied for second in the 2012 AQHA/PRCA Team Roping Heading Horse of the Year balloting.
2013 Wrangler NFR earinings: $29,297
2012 world standings place: 10th
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2012-2013)
2013 Highlights - with fellow Team Hesston member, Paul Eaves