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Ty Erickson

Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 8/11/1990 Helena, Mont.
Joined PRCA: 2011
PRCA Career Earnings: $566,557.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2014-16)
Current Residence: Helena, Mont.

2016 world standings place: 7th
2016 WNFR standings place: 13th
2016 WNFR earnings: $52,731
2016 earnings: $145,673
Tour Finale qualifications: 1 (2014)
RNCFR qualifications: 3 (2011-12, 2016)
Education: Montana State University (Bozeman), business marketing 

2016 Highlights
• Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank 13th in the average
• Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up
• Won the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.)
• Won the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup
• Won the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2015: Placed in seven rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won California Rodeo Salinas, the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), the Redding (Calif.) Wrangler Champions Challenge, the Ram Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo (Great Falls, Mont.) and the White Sulphur Springs (Mont.) Labor Day Rodeo. Co-champion at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.) and the Montana's Biggest Weekend (Dillon). Finished fourth in the world standings with $197,933
• 2014: Tied Kyle Irwin for the win in Round 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.7 seconds and placed in four additional rounds on his way to finishing second in the average and jumping from 15th place to seventh in the final world standings. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo and the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.). Finished seventh in the world standings with $123,116
• 2013: Won the NILE ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.) in 3.8 seconds. Co-champion at the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo). Finished 23rd in the world standings with $42,502 • 2012: Won the Ram Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo (Great Falls) with a time of 13.5 seconds on three head, the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo, the Chouteau County Fair & Rodeo (Fort Benton, Mont.) and the Cody (Wyo.) Nite Rodeo. Finished 45th in the world standings with $24,488 
• 2011: Won the PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo (Libby, Mont.), the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo (Glasgow). Reached the finals of the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo and was event-leader in money earned with $14,054 (which did not count in his official earnings). Finished 49th in the world standings and first in the rookie standings with $22,007 
• 2010: Won the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Energy Town Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.), the 50th Belt (Mont.) Rodeo, the Mission Mountain PRCA Rodeo (Polson, Mont.) and the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Last Chance Stampede (Helena). Finished first in the Montana Circuit year-end standings while competing on his permit, earning $10,740 


PRCA Resistol Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year, 2011


Montana high school all-around champion, 2008 and 2009; National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Big Sky Region steer wrestling champion, 2010 

6-5, 240 … Single … Father, Sid, is a vet and a gym teacher, and mother, Janet, is a barrel horse trainer (she competed in barrel racing for Montana State); brother, Josh … Graduated from Capitol High School (Helena, Mont.) in 2009; played center on the basketball team and was named first-team all-state as a senior … Only started bulldogging as a high school junior … Team roped in college with his cousin Ben Ayre … Favorite rodeo is the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
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