Event in which you compete: Bull Riding and Team Roping
Hometown: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Number of years riding: 16 years (7 yrs professional)
Year Ariat Started Sponsoring You: 2014
Career accomplishments to date:
- 5 time PBR World Finals qualifier and participant
- 2 time Built Ford Tough Event winner
How you got started in your event: : I followed in my dad’s footsteps and just grew up around it
Favorite Ariat product : Ariat boots – I wear lace-ups when I am riding, but I really like the exotic skin boots
Tell us about your first bull ride: I was 9 years old - it felt like a roller coaster ride only scarier and more exciting. That feeling doesn’t go away.
Proudest career moment: My first World Finals in 2008, riding Crosswired for 91.75 points in the Championship round to win the 2011 Built Ford Tough Wichita Kansas event, and making a comeback in 2013 after a knee injury and surgery to qualify for the World Finals and place 14th overall.
You ride because: The rush, the feeling and the fans, I love it.
If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: an HHP trainer, a plumber and a team roper champion – I like to stay busy.
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: My dad
Favorite place to travel on tour: Tulsa, Thackerville, Oklahoma City – anywhere in my home state
Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: As much time as I spend on the road I like to spend time back home with my sister, my parents, Jellybean and my friends whenever I can.
Favorite way to unwind outside of bull riding: riding horses or team roping with my dad and my buddies.
Good luck charm: a buckeye- I carry it in my bag