Saturday, December 10, 2022
Tyson Durfey is the 2016 World Champion Tie-down Roper!
In 2016 Tyson won Round 6 and placed in six rounds to rank second at the Wrangler NFR. This helped him climb from 14th to Number One in the World Standings!
Tyson isn’t most proud of his accomplishments in professional rodeo or the businesses that he has….it is his family. Tyson always says “what good is it to gain the world but lose your soul.” To him his family is his heart and soul. Its is the reason he strives for excellence in all that he does. He realizes that winning a rodeo or in business today is good but it is not as valuable being a father to his kids that are the future of everything.
Tyson is married to Australian Recording Artist Shea Fisher. She has had 5 number ones in Australia and continues to chase her passion for while running Shea Michelle Buckles and being a mother to their children Praise, Risyn and Tyen.
At the end of the day Tyson’s priorities fall into this order Faith, Family, and Business. He has a passion for all but Faith and Family come first.
Professional Career Highlights
• 2019: He finished 3 in the world standings with $237,532. He placed in seven rounds and finished second in the average at the Wrangler NFR. Won the All American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas), the San Angelo (Texas) 65th Annual Cinch Roping Fiesta, the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas) & the Northeast Montana (Glasgow) Fair & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Ponoka Stampede & the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo
• 2018: Placed in 3 rounds at the NFR, winning Round 7. He finished 4 in the world standings with $194,056 and 8 at the NFR with a 80.3-second time on nine head. He earned $67,538 at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo, the Reno Rodeo, Rodeo Austin, the Strathmore Stampede, the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals (Yakima, Wash.), the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo, the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.), the Wichita Falls (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah)
• 2017: Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the West Texas (Abilene) Fair & Rodeo, the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede, the Bruce (Alberta) Stampede and the Bozeman (Mont.) Stampede. Co-champion at the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo. Finished 12th in the world standings with $139,845 and 10th at the Wrangler NFR. He placed in two rounds at the Wrangler NFR with a best of third in Round 10. He earned $32,423 at the Wrangler NFR.
• 2016: Won Round 6 and placed in six rounds to rank second at the Wrangler NFR. Climbed from 14th to first in the world standings with $212,445. Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Canby (Ore) Rodeo, the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, the Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas), the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo and the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah)
• 2015: Split the Round 3 and 10 wins and placed in two other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Co-champion at the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up. Finished eighth in the world standings with $153,983
• 2014: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Finished 14th in the world standings with $83,396
• 2013: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished seventh in the world standings with $124,979. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Amarillo, Texas); the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.); the Omak (Wash.) Stampede; Rodeo Killeen (Texas); the Ken Lance Memorial (Ada, Okla.); the Mighty Fraser ProRodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.) and the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo
• 2012: Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the American Royal (Kansas City, Mo.); the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas); the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas) and the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho). Co-champion at the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.). Finished 18th in the world standings with $53,141
• 2011: Won Round 7 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 7.6 seconds and placed in three other rounds. Won the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City); the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas); the San Augustine County PRCA Rodeo (San Augustine, Texas) and the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede. Finished fifth in the world standings with $139,852
• 2010: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR and finished sixth in the average. Set an arena record of 16.9 seconds on two head and won the average at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. Finished 13th in the final world standings with $115,019. Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.); the Bonnyville (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; the Fort Herriman (Utah) Memorial PRCA Rodeo and the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell). Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Deseret Peak PRCA Stampede (Tooele, Utah)