In 1990 I was born in to a family of calf ropers with big shoes to fill. My cousin,
David Bowen, was a professional rodeo cowboy. David was one of the four
cowboys that were headed to Canada to compete in the finals of the Ponoka
Stampede in Alberta, when the plane crashed, killing all five aboard. This has
become my motivation to continue the legacy of my cousin and honor David,
Mike Curran, Randy Dierlam, and Dave Smith.
I began roping seriously in 1998 but I can't remember not having a rope in my
hand. My career as a professional rodeo cowboy has just began and I am very
grateful for the community of professional cowboys who have influenced and
encouraged me as I continue to learn.