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Tyler Willis

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding
Born: 2/12/1990 Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $392,445.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2011, 2013)
Current Residence: Wheatland, Wyo.

2013 world standings place: 14th
2013 Wrangler NFR place: 14th
2013 Wrangler NFR earnings: $7,813
2013 earnings: $83,098
Tour Finale qualifications: 1 (2013)
Heartland ProRodeo Series Championships: 1 (2009)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2012)
Education: Vernon (Texas) College, farm and ranch management

Career Highlights

• 2013: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Co-champion at the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.)
• 2012:  Won Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.); the Fort Worth (Texas) Xtreme Bulls Division; the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo and the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas). Finished 19th in the world standings with $53,529
• 2011: Placed in five rounds of his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut to finish third in the average with 423.5 points and sixth in the final world standings with $146,558. Won the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo; the Silver State Stampede (Elko., Nev.) and the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho). Co-champion at the Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo (Rock Springs, Wyo.); the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.).
• 2010: Won the Days of '47 Rodeo (West Valley City, Utah). Finished 31st in the final world standings with $49,572
• 2009: Won the Heartland ProRodeo Championships (Waco, Texas); the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas) and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. He was co-champion at the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas) and finished second at the Cody (Wyo.) Xtreme Bulls. Finished 19th in the world standings with $54,825

Wyoming high school bull riding champion, 2007 and 2008; saddle bronc riding champion 2008. Wyoming Rodeo Association bull riding champion, 2006.

PRCA Bull Riding Rookie of the Year, 2009

5-11, 155 … Single … Parents Don and Tammy Willis own 12,000-acre ranch in Wheatland, Wyo.; has two sisters, Jennifer and Kaila, and a younger brother, Nathan … His dad was a bareback rider and Tyler learned to ride from his uncle, Wes Palmer … Enjoys hunting and being outdoors, working on the family’s ranch … Graduated from Wheatland (Wyo.) High School in 2008. He competed through his junior year as a wrestler in the 145-pound division; qualified for the state meet three times ... Travels with Sam Wyatt, Seth Glause, Taylor Cowan, Ryan Shanklin, Pat Geipel and Ty Hamaker at various times ... Favorite rodeo is the Cody (Wyo.) Xtreme Bulls … Favorite food is steak
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