- Calf Roper
"I like using equipment that makes my life easier and is the best quality for my animals. That's why I believe in the Priefert brand. Their designs and quality are second to none."
Tyson Durfey grew up in Savannah, Missouri, training horses and ranching with his dad and brothers. "My Dad, Roy, roped in the PRCA, and then when he quit, he started ranching and riding calf roping horses. My whole family, including my older brothers Travis and Wes, roped calves." At nine years old, Tyson competed in his first rodeo, and when he turned 18, he was on the rodeo circuit by himself. "Dad had trained a couple NFR horses so I had always been around those guys; it was always my dream to make it to the WNFR."
This phenomenal rodeo athlete brings fire to the arena like no other. Tyson's PRCA career began in 2003 and through the years, he has evolved into one of the top professional Tie-Down Ropers. With three Canadian World Championships under his belt (the first ever non-Canadian resident to achieve this feat), winner of "The American" Rodeo in 2014, and seven trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Tyson's talent speaks louder than words. His time in the spotlight has helped Tyson has become a house hold name among rodeo fans.
Tyson's inspiration doesn't stop in the arena. His generous heart offers support to many charitable foundations, including those focused on Breast Cancer research. In the past years, Tyson has offered a percentage of the prize money he won during the NFR to these organizations. This cowboy also has a strong business mind, with extensive experience in public speaking and business relations.
Priefert is proud to count Tyson as one of our outstanding endorsees.