Derrick Begay

Derrick Begay is a renowned professional rodeo athlete, specifically a team roping header. He has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) ten times and has won several major rodeos, including the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo, the Magic Valley Stampede, and the Greeley Stampede.

Here you can follow Derrick Begay’s net worth, career earnings, biography, achievements, relationship status, and more.

About Derrick Begay

Derrick Begay was born on February 19, 1982. He hails from Seba Dalkai, a small community in Arizona.

Begay is the son of the All Indian Rodeo Cowboys Association (AIRCA) team roping director Victor Begay and Myrtle Begay. He is married to Justine Doka, and together they have a two-year-old daughter named Brindle Mae.

Professional Career

Begay’s professional career took off when he joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 2004.

He became one of the first Navajo cowboys to qualify for the national finals, a feat he has achieved multiple times. As of 2023, Begay has won around $1.5 million in his 19-year PRCA career. He has also qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo ten times.

In 2013, he was the Team Roping Champion at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. He has also won several major rodeos, including the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo in San Bernardino, California, and the Magic Valley Stampede in Filer, Idaho.

In 2023, he and his partner Colter Todd won the Pendleton Round-Up.

Derrick Begay’s Net Worth in 2023

As of 2023, Derrick Begay’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Throughout his career, Begay has amassed significant earnings. In 2022 alone, he earned $82,627. His career earnings have been boosted by his successful performances in various rodeos, including the 2023 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo season where he won $138,115.

Career Earnings

As of 2023, Derrick Begay’s career earnings stand at $1,454,990.

This figure includes his earnings from the 2023 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo season, where he won a total of $138,115.

2007Victor Aros$34,855
Clay O’Brien Cooper$180,810

Personal Details

Full NameDerrick James Begay
HometownSeba Dalkai, Arizona
Age40 (DOB: February 19, 1982)
Height 5 ft 10 inches
Weight145 lbs
Tribal Affiliation99.9% Navajo
FamilyFather: Victor Begay, Mother: Myrtle Begay, Sisters: Jaime and Brittany
Horse’s NameSwagger
PRCA Joining Year2004
Current Net Worth $3 million
Relationship Status Married to Justine Doka
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Derrick Begay’s wife is Justine Doka, a successful breakaway roper in her own right. Doka, who is 31 years old as of 2023, is from Fountain Hills, Arizona. She and Begay live in Seba Dalkai, Arizona.

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She is known for her barrier-pushing style and tenacity in the sport. In 2023, Doka won the Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City, where she topped the field of quick breakaway ropers with a 2.0-second run, earning her the rodeo’s coveted gold medal and a prize of $12,000.

How Old is Derrick Begay?

As of 2023, Begay is 40 years old.

How tall is he?

He is 5 ft 10 inches tall.

What is his nationality?

He is American.

Career Highlights

  • Career earnings: $1,454,990
  • 2022 world standings place: 17th
  • 2022 earnings: $82,627
  • NFR Qualifications: 9 (2008-13, 2015, 2018, 2021)

2023 Highlights – Partner Colter Todd

• Won the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.)

• Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo

• Won the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo (Payson, Ariz.)

• Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede

• Won the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up Rodeo

• Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo, Colo.)

• Won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up

• Won the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo

• Won the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.)

• Co-champion at the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho)

FAQs About Derrick Begay 

What is Derrick Begay’s Net Worth?

$3 million as of 2023.

When did he start his professional rodeo career?


How many times has he qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo?

10 times as of 2023.

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