Dakota Kirchenschlager


Team Roper | Heeler

Personal Info:

Birthday - 08/26/1991

Height - 6' 1"

Weight - 165 lbs.


Dakota Kirchenschlager's father, J.B., is a former team roper and currently is a mechanic for the U.S. Army, his mother, Jody, manages a feed lot, and his sister, Korie, is a nurse technician. Dakota's cousin, Tate, is a also a team roper. Kirchenschlager's favorite rodeo in the Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon. His favorite movie is Lonesome Dove, Lil Wayne is his favorite musical artist, and both Pawn Stars and Larry the Cable Guy are his favorite television shows. Dakota loves to eat chicken fried steak and his hobbies include spending time with family and riding horses.

Professional Accomplishments & Highlights:

NFR Qualifications: 3 (2012, 2014, 2016)

- 2016 world standings place: 10th

- 2016 NFR standings place: 10th

- 2016 NFR earnings: $47,654

- 2016 earnings: $120,755

- Tour Finale qualifications: 1 (2014)

2017 Highlights

- Won the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho), with Jake Cooper

Career Highlights

- 2016: Placed in four rounds to rank 10th at the NFR. Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper), with Tyler Wade. Won the Pueblo Colorado Champions Challenge, with Kolton Schmidt.