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Ty Erickson

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 8/11/1990 Helena, Mont.
Joined PRCA: 2011
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,235,578.00
World Titles Won: 1 (2019)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 6 (2014-19)
Current Residence: Helena, Mont.

2019 world standings place: 1st
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 5th   
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $88,410
2019 earnings: $234,491
Education: Montana State University (Bozeman), business marketing 

2020 Highlights
• Won the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals (Great Falls, Mont.)
Career Highlights
• 2019: Qualified for his sixth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and won his first world championship with $234,491. He finished fifth in the Wrangler NFR average with a 62.7-second time on 10 head. He earned $88,410 at the Wrangler NFR. Erickson placed in three rounds, including winning Round 9 with a 3.6-second run. Won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), The American (Arlington, Texas), the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.), the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas) and the Belt (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days, the Central Montana (Lewiston) Ram Pro Rodeo and the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho)
• 2018: Placed in five Rounds at the Wrangler NFR, including winning Round 9. He finished seventh in the world standings with $170,880 and was ninth in the Wrangler NFR average with an 87.6-second time on nine head. Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, the Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.), the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the Bridger (Mont.) Summer Series and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo
• 2017: Finished second in the world standings with $263,267 and was sixth in the Wrangler NFR average and won $100,115 at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, 
the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.), the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah), 
the RAM Montana (Great Falls) Pro Rodeo Circuit Finalsthe Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas) and the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots, (Rapid City, S.D.). Co-champion at the Helldorado Days Rodeo (Las Vegas, Nev.)

• 2016: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank 13th in the average. Finished seventh in the world standings with $145,673. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.), the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup and the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo
• 2015: Placed in seven rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won California Rodeo Salinas, the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), the Redding (Calif.) Wrangler Champions Challenge, the RAM Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo (Great Falls, Mont.) and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo. Co-champion at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.) and Montana’s Biggest Weekend (Dillon). Finished fourth in the world standings with $197,933
• 2014: Tied Kyle Irwin for the win in Round 8 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 3.7 seconds and placed in four additional rounds on his way to finishing second in the average and jumping from 15th place to seventh in the world standings. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.). Finished seventh in the world standings with $123,116
• 2013: Won the NILE ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.). Co-champion at the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo). Finished 23rd in the world standings with $42,502
• 2012: Won the RAM Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo (Great Falls), the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo, the Chouteau County Fair & Rodeo (Fort Benton, Mont.) and the Cody (Wyo.) Nite Rodeo on June 8. Finished 45th in the world standings with $24,488
• 2011: Won the PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo (Libby, Mont.), the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo (Glasgow). Reached the finals of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo and was event-leader in money earned with $14,054 (which did not count in his official earnings). Finished 49th in the world standings and first in the rookie standings with $22,007
• 2010: Won the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Energy Town Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.), the 50th Belt (Mont.) Rodeo, the Mission Mountain PRCA Rodeo (Polson, Mont.) and the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena). Finished first in the Montana Circuit year-end standings while competing on his permit, earning $10,740 

PRCA Resistol Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year, 2011 

Montana high school all-around champion, 2008 and 2009; National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Big Sky Region steer wrestling champion, 2010

6-5, 240 … Married, Wife Cierra (Kunesh) Erickson… Father, Sid, is a vet, and mother, Janet, is a retired teacher and now a barrel horse trainer (she competed in barrel racing for Montana State); brother, Josh … Erickson and his wife Cierra have their own horse training and selling business at home in Helena, Mont. He enjoys doing ranch work and training horses … Favorite rodeo is his hometown rodeo- Helena's Last Chance Stampede. His favorite rodeo win is RFD-TV The American (2016 & 2019)
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