Ty Blasingame, 2019 RodeoHouston Champion Header and current PRCA world standings leader, talks to “The Score” host Chelsea Shaffer on this episode that covers the challenges of life on the rodeo road and choices that make or break a team roper’s career.
“There’s a life out here rodeoing,” Blasingame said. “People don’t believe it. They just think it’s a dream and a hobby. It’s obvious it’s not. Look at all the people who’ve made a living out of it. If you take the right steps, you can make it and you can make it your life. A lot of people it’s just for fun, but it’s isn’t.”
Originally from Colorado, Blasingame joined the PRCA in 2003, and he made his Mountain States Circuit Finals every year since. He made the NFR in 2010 with Cody Hintz where they placed in three rounds and he finished 14 in the world with about $89k won. He won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2014 with long-time Mountain States Circuit friend JW Borrego. And this year, he won RodeoHouston with Kyle Lockett, effectively punching his ticket to the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He’s roping with Brandon Bates for the rest of the year, hoping to get his partner to Vegas, too.
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