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Taylor Cowan


Events: Bull Riding
Born: 4/18/1990 Pierre, S.D.
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $66,422.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Fort Pierre, S.D.

2011 World standings place: 65th
2011 earnings: $19,530
Education: Vernon (Texas) College, majoring in agricultural studies

Professional
Career Highlights
• 2011: Won the Original Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo (Vinita, Okla.); the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.)
• 2010: Broke the femur in his left leg at the San Antonio Xtreme Bulls Tour event and was sidelined for nearly eight months ; finished 251st in the world standings with $1,427
• 2009: Finished second to college teammate Tyler Willis in the PRCA bull riding rookie standings. Won the Arkansas State Fair Rodeo (Little Rock); the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo; the Red Horse Ranch PRCA Rodeo (Fergus Falls, Minn.) and the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.); co-champion at the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.). Finished 24th in the world standings with $44,916

Amateur
Qualified for National High School Finals Rodeo in 2006-08 after winning the South Dakota state bull riding championship each year

Personal
5-6, 130…Single…Father Casey is vice president of the Dakota State Bank and mother Shelley is a nurse at a clinic in Pierre, S.D.; brother Tate; sister Emma…Dad competed in every event except bull riding during his amateur rodeo career…Grandfather Willie Cowan was a South Dakota Rodeo Association all-around and saddle bronc riding champion multiple times...Graduated from Stanley County High School in 2009…Got his start in rodeo at the age of 8…Spent 2008 living in Gettysburg, S.D., with godfather Terry Weischedel, a successful PRCA bull rider from 1973-93, and Cowan also trained at Gary Leffew’s home in Los Angeles…Enjoys hunting, fishing and roping steers…Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up…Favorite film is Lonesome Dove and favorite book “is anything by Louis L’Amour”…Favorite meal is steak or anything that his mother or grandmother cooks…Travels with Ardie and Corey Maier 
 
 
 
 
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