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