Freshman in Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Marshall, Missouri
Events: Goat Tying
How did you get into rodeo?
I got into rodeo when I was younger because I thought it looked like fun! I started as a little kid that wanted a pony for Christmas and actually got one. Along with that, I am the first person in my family to rodeo!
What advice would you give to youth/high school rodeo athletes?
A piece of advice I would give to youth and high school rodeo athletes is to not quit when it gets hard, quit when your tank is empty. Rodeo is arguably the most challenging sport because you have to work with both yourself and livestock. The only way to compete at the level you would like to is to push yourself each and every day both mentally and physically.
What is one thing you want people to know about K-State Rodeo?
One thing I want people to know about K-State Rodeo is that everyone (coaches and teammates) want you to compete to the best of your ability. When you are struggling and need help, in or out of the arena, there is an entire team in your corner helping you to get to where you want to be. The amount of support here is unmatched!
*Questionnaires were sent to the K-State Rodeo team and we will feature athletes daily leading up to the 2024 K-State Rodeo, which will be Thursday, February 15th through Sunday, February 18th.