Event in which you compete: Team-Roping Header
Hometown: Clarksville, TN, USA
Number of years riding: 28
Career accomplishments to date:
• 2010 Salinas Team Roping Champion
• 2009 Cheyenne Frontier Days Champion Team Roper
• 2009 George Straight Champion Team Roper
• 2009 Nampa Champion Team Roper
• 2008 Ellensberg Champion Team Roper
• 2008 Houston Champion Team Roper
• 2007 World Champion Team Roping Champion
• 6X NFR Qualifier
How you got started in your event: My dad roped calves, and when I was nine or so Harold Travis came to Tennessee and he started team roping. At the age of nine we started going to Team Ropings.
Length of time you’ve been sponsored by Ariat: Five years
Favorite Ariat product (by name): Cobalt XR Pro boots
Proudest career moment: 2007 World Championship
Tell us about your first horse: His name was Smoke.
You ride because: It is all I have ever done and I like to.
If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: Carpenter
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: Speedy Williams
Favorite place to travel: Cheyenne
Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: There is only one way for me to eat candy: Until it’s all gone!
Favorite way to unwind outside of the barn: Work on my place.
Good luck charm: I don’t believe in luck.