Ryan Motes roping legacy – Ep. 95

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“Unveiling the Rodeo Maverick: Ryan Motes Takes the Reins on Life and Travel”

Step into the world of adrenaline-pumping action and rugged determination as we delve into the riveting journey of Ryan Motes, a true luminary in the realm of professional cowboys. In this electrifying episode, I have the distinct honor of bringing to your ears the captivating tales and resilient spirit of a 5-time National Final Rodeo qualifier and a maestro in the art of team roping on the illustrious PRCA rodeo tour.

Picture this: Ryan Motes, a living embodiment of grit and passion, takes center stage as our guest. A name that resonates with the heart-thumping pulse of rodeo enthusiasts worldwide, Ryan’s meteoric rise in the sport is a testament to his unwavering commitment and unparalleled skill. Join me as I sit down with this rodeo virtuoso, someone I’ve had the privilege of knowing for nearly a decade. Each conversation with Ryan is a treasure trove of wisdom and camaraderie, and today’s exchange promises nothing less.

Hailing from a lineage deeply rooted in the cowboy way of life, Ryan’s journey was destined for the rodeo arena. A symphony of hooves, ropes, and adrenaline courses through his veins, shaping his narrative as a consummate competitor. Dive into the exhilarating world of Team Roping, a discipline where the line between triumph and setback is measured in mere milliseconds. Every flick of a lariat, every perfectly timed maneuver, all orchestrated with the precision of a maestro, can spell the difference between glory and defeat.

The echoes of Ryan’s triumphs reverberate across time and space, culminating in a resounding crescendo at the 2019 The American team roping championship in Arlington, Texas. Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the Dallas Cowboys stadium, where Ryan etched his name in history as the triumphant champion. The crowd’s roars, the tension in the air, and the glory of victory – all come alive as Ryan regales us with the tale of this monumental triumph.

Yet, beyond the arena’s hallowed grounds lies another chapter of Ryan’s saga – the journey across the vast tapestry of our nation, traversing miles and moments alongside his steadfast partner, Courtney. Discover the art of weaving personal and professional commitments into a harmonious tapestry as Ryan unveils the intricacies of life on the road. The camaraderie, the challenges, and the shared victories – all unfold in a vivid tableau that captures the essence of a life fully lived.

As the world stood still in the wake of the lockdown, the resolute spirit of rodeo warriors like Ryan persisted. Join us as we delve into the profound impact of these unforeseen circumstances on the rodeo circuit. Uncover the silver linings, the reflections, and the aspirations that arise from adversity, as Ryan lends his unique perspective on navigating uncharted territory.

In the grand tapestry of life, Ryan Motes stands as a beacon of passion, resilience, and authenticity. So saddle up and tune in as we embark on a captivating journey through the highs, the lows, and the unwavering spirit that define the life of a rodeo luminary. This is not just a podcast episode; it’s an odyssey into the heart and soul of a true cowboy.

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2019 world standings place: 8th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 15th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $48,923
2019 earnings: $158,089
Education: Weatherford (Texas) College

Career Highlights
• 2019: (Partner Coleman Proctor) Placed in two rounds to rank 15th in the average with 27.2 seconds on three head at the Wrangler NFR. Won The American (Arlington, Texas), the Lea County PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.) and the Tri-State Rodeo Cinch Shoot-Out (Fort Madison, Iowa). Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo
• 2018: Won the Bozeman (Mont.) Stampede, with Charly Crawford. Won the Springhill (La.) PRCA Rodeo, the Four States Fair & Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.) and the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.), with Coleman Proctor. Co-champion at the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas), with Tyler Wade. Finished 18th in the world standings with $57,260
• 2017: Won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.), with Tom Richards. Finished 26th in the world standings with $43,151
• 2016: Did not compete
• 2015: (Partner Aaron Tsinigine) Won Rounds 1, 3 and 10 and split the win in Round 6 at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, Wrangler MDT Gold Rodeo, the Caribou County Pair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho), the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Won the St. George (Utah) Lions Dixie Roundup, with Tom Richards. Co-Champion at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.), with Lane Ivy. Finished second in the world standings with $226,541

  • 2014: (Partner Aaron Tsinigine) Won the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.);the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo and Montana’s Biggest Weekend (Dillon); co-champion at the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo, with Tyler Waters. Finished 18th in the world standings with $53,828
    • 2013: Won Round 5 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 5.8 seconds and tied for the win in Round 2, with Charly Crawford; finished fifth in the average standings and ninth in the world with total earnings of $120,735. Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, with Charly Crawford. Won the Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco), with Justin Van Davis. Co-champion at the Texas Stampede Rodeo (Allen, Texas), with Clayton Hass
  • 2012: (Partner Brock Hanson) Shared first place in Rounds 1 and 5 of the Wrangler NFR and placed in two other rounds en route to finishing fourth in the average standings and earning $70,084. Finished seventh in the world standings with $150,657. Won the Nacogdoches (Texas) ProRodeo & Steer Show with a time of 3.3 seconds, which tied the world record set by Chad Masters and Jade Corkill at the 2009 Wrangler NFR. Won the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)(Oct. 2011), with Colby Lovell; the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair & Rodeo; the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo and the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.). Co-champion at the Red Desert Roundup (Rock Springs, Wyo.) and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)
    • 2011: Won the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), with Brock Hanson; the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.), with Colby Lovell; the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), with Ryan Mayfield and the Crockett (Texas) Lions  Club PRCA Rodeo, with Colby Lovell. Co-champion at the Horse Heaven Round-up (Kennewick, Wash.), with Brock Hanson and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-up Rodeo, with Lance Brooks. Finished 24th in the world standings with $39,749
  • 2010: (Partner Brandon Beers) Won the Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo; finished 23rd in the world standings with $46,614
  • 2009: Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, with Brandon Beers; finished 26th in the world standings with $35,988
    • 2008: Won the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days, with Jimmy Edens; the Poway (Calif.) Coors Rodeo, with Keven Daniel, and the Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo (Kingman, Ariz.), with Keven Daniel. Finished 28th in the world standings with $34,298
  • 2007: (Partner Jimmy Edens) Shared first place in Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR with Travis Tryan/Michael Jones and was 12th in the final world standings. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas) and the Parker County Frontier Days (Weatherford, Texas). Won the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco), with Coby Jones
  • 2006: (Partner Jimmy Edens) Co-champion at the Guadalupe County PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas). Won the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas); the Spokane (Wash.) County Interstate Fair & Rodeo; the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg) and Rodeo Killeen (Texas)
    • 2003: (Partner David Motes) Finished 24th in the world standings with $25,999
    • 2002: (Partner David Motes) Won the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo and the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); finished 34th in the world standings with $20,087
    • 2001: (Partner David Motes) Won the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo and the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo (Joseph, Ore.); finished 21st in the world standings with $34,629

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