Event in which you compete: Bull Riding
Hometown: Elko, NV
Number of years riding: 15 years
Year Ariat Started Sponsoring You: 2014
Career accomplishments to date:
- 2013 PBR World Finals Qualifier
- Won 3rd at HS Nationals my senior year
- Won Nevada State HS Champion in 2003 & 2004
How you got started in your event:I had no choice but to be a cowboy being raised by a rodeo family. I chose bull riding because of the adrenaline rush.
Favorite Ariat product (by name): : The Jeans M3 & M4 styles, Western shirts
Proudest career moment: Making the PBR Finals in 2013
Tell us about your first bull ride: I was really nervous, was definitely a step up from riding steers, but once I did it I knew I was meant to be a bull rider.
You ride because: I enjoy the sport and it’s a passion for me.
If you weren’t a professional bull rider, you would be a: A Pro Snowboarder
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: Mike White and Chris Shivers. They rode really good and had a good attitude about it.
Favorite place to travel on tour: Northwest
Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: I’m a team roper.
Favorite way to unwind outside of bull riding: Roping, fishing
Good luck charm: $20 bill in my pocket that I found one day. I’ve kept it in my pocket ever since.