“At the Grover, Colorado Rodeo in 2015 I won enough money to fill my permit and become a full member of the PRCA. I became fully eligible for the pro rodeos at age 64. Most ropers that decide to compete at that level do that in their late teens or early twenties.”
How do you make your living?
“At that time I was Chairman and CEO of a publicly-traded animal healthcare company. I’ve been retired for two years now.”
Why was it important to keep roping while working?
“It was a great counterbalance to a job that was completely consuming. It was another focus, another escape; it gave me a lot of freedom.”
Best advice for a roper?
“Number 1: Always be mindful of your horsemanship. No matter what level. Number 2: No substitute for work.”
What’s your favorite Noble Outfitters product?
“I really like the Generations Long Sleeve Shirts and the Ranch Tough Canvas Vest.”