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Ty Taypotat

Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 12/25/1991 Regina, Saskatchewan
Joined PRCA: 2012
PRCA Career Earnings: $211,254.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Regina, Saskatchewan

2019 world standings place: 49th 
2019 earnings: $22,244

Career Highlights

• 2019: Won the Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede and the IPE and Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia)
• 2018: Won the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.), the Broncs and Honky Tonks Springs Indoor Rodeo (Medicine Hat, Alberta) and the IPE and Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia). Finished 20th in the world standings with $59,636
• 2017: Won the Brooks (Alberta) Kinsmen Pro Rodeo and the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede. Co-champion at the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo. Finished 20th in the world standings with $59,636
• 2016: Won the Guy Weadick Days (High River, Alberta) and the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede. Co-champion at the Brooks (Alberta) Kinsmen Pro Rodeo. Finished 23rd in the world standings with $44,061
• 2015: Won the Grand Prairie (Alberta) Stompede with an 89-point ride on Vold Rodeo’s Much Dinero, the Whoop-Up Days Rodeo (Lethbridge, Alberta), the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.), the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah) and the Pincher Creek (Alberta) Pro Rodeo. Finished 27th in the world standings with $40,646
• 2014: Won the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo (Kennedy, Saskatchewan); the Jasper (Alberta) Heritage Rodeo; the North Peace Stampede (Grimshaw, Alberta); the Dallas Sunstrum Memorial Rodeo (Brooks, Alberta) and the Harmon Valley Pro Rodeo (Peace River, Alberta), all co-sanctioned PRCA rodeos, but did not renew his PRCA contestant card. Qualified for the Canadian National Finals Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta)
• 2013: Won the Luxton Pro Rodeo (Victoria, British Columbia); finished in a tie for 72nd in the world standings with $7,886
• 2012: Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede and the Leduc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo; qualified for his second consecutive berth in the Canadian Finals Rodeo (Edmonton). Tied for second at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished 41st in the world standings with $20,889, while competing in just 27 rodeos
• 2011: Won the Harmon Valley Pro Rodeo (Peace River, Alberta); qualified for the Canadian Nationals Finals Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta) and was the youngest competitor in the bareback riding

Canadian Permit Award winner and CPRA Rookie of the Year, 2011

5-8, 160 … Single … Father, Curtis, was a tie-down roper in addition to riding broncs … The Taypotat family is Native North American –  part of the Cree Nation. His grandfather, Louis, is the longstanding chief of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation and a founder of the Prairie Indian Rodeo Association; Louis also competed in rodeo … Ty started in rodeo by riding sheep at age 3 and his father had him on a spurring board a few years later … Graduated from Cochrane (Alberta) High School … Ty’s career has been slowed by a series of injuries, including a bruised heart, collapsed lung, broken ankle, three broken ribs, broken hand, hyperextended knees, a tear in one of his kidneys and several concussions … He was very fortunate to have survived a horrific wreck in Alberta in 2012 in which his truck rolled over twice and he was knocked unconscious 
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