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Ty Murray

Updated: Mar 17

World Champion Bull Rider, All Around Cowboy and former President of PBR

Significant Accomplishments/Career Highlights:

* Co-Founder of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)

* Ty Murray is the most accomplished roughstock rodeo athlete in the sport's 100 year history.

* In 1998, Murray won his seventh All-Around World Championship title; an all-time world record in the sport of rodeo roughstock events.

* He's often referred to as "King of the Cowboys", "Superman in Boots," the Michael Jordan of professional rodeo.

* Ty's superior athletic ability, dedication and focus give him an edge to compete in three of the roughest and most dangerous rodeo events: bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding. This is a unique position in the sport of rodeo.In an era where professional athletes specialize in one position or job, Murray dominates the field in all areas of his sport.

* In 1996, Ty held the inaugural Ty Murray Invitational, a stop on the prestigious Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series.

* At the age of 23, Ty became the youngest millionaire in rodeo history.

* Ty won the PBR Bud Light Cup World Championship event in Las Vegas in 1999. He earned $265,000, the most ever won at a single rodeo or PBR event for that time.

* PBR and rodeo career earnings are nearly $3 million.

* Has undergone reconstructive surgery on both knees, both shoulders and neck.

* Placed 4th in season 8 of ABC's hit TV show, "Dancing with the Stars"

* Avid Dual Sport Motorcycle rider

* 1993, '98 PRCA World Bull Riding Champion.

* 1989-1994, '98 PRCA World All-Around Cowboy Champion1988 PRCA Resistol Overall and Bareback Rookie of the Year

* Only cowboy to top $200,000 in a single PRCA season (1990-1993)

* The only seven-time PRCA World Champion All-Around Cowboy in professional rodeo history, in the roughstock events

* Three-time reserve PBR Bud Light Cup World Champion, 1999-2001

* 1999 PBR Bud Light Cup World Finals Champion

* 2000 ProRodeo Hall of Fame Inductee

* 2002 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee - Fort Worth, Texas

* 2006 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee

* 2011: Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

http://www.tymurray.com

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