Tyler is a big believer in making a living doing what you love. Rodeo has been a huge part of his life since he climbed on his first bareback horse at 13 years of age. Through middle and high school, he competed in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, earning two reserve world championships. He also participated in the National High School Rodeo Association and qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals twice, ending up sixth in the national standings his senior year. One of the greatest highlights of his youth rodeo career was earning the Shawnee International Finals Youth Rodeo Championship.
His early rodeo career successes earned him a spot on the Garden City Community College Rodeo Team. Under the guidance of coach and good friend, Jim Boy Hash, Tyler made his way to the National College Finals Rodeo twice and ended up fourth in the standing his senior year. He was a twice Central Plains Regional Reserve Champion as well.
While also attending college, Tyler joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association in 2005, filling his permit within just three rodeos. Tyler battled several career-limiting injuries since joining the PRCA, including a severely broken leg in 2008. He’s since qualified for the 2010 and 2011 Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeos and had several successful years in the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association. He also participates in a number of other roughstock rodeos, such as the 2010 Madison World’s Toughest Bulls & Broncs where he scored 90 points to win the championship. He’s now ready to bare down on a great 2012 rodeo season!