Poker Rodeo – Team USA Announced
PokerRodeo is proud to have partnered with the Australian Horse Academy for a global 2Man PokerSort competition – Northern Hemisphere vs. Southern Hemisphere. Six riders from across the United States will represent Team USA in this special featured competition at the Queensland Beef Expo August 30th through September 1st, 2017, Toowoomba Showgrounds – Queensland Australia.
Team USA will take on the best of Australia at the Queensland Beef Expo, 30 August to 1 September 2017, Toowoomba Showgrounds.
Meet Team USA
In his 39 years of competing, Matt has traveled across the nation winning titles in PokerRodeo, USTPA, RSNC, NFC, and NFCHA. In addition to calf roping and team roping, Matt is known for his team penning and ranch sorting skills. He is the winner of four World Championship titles, two National Championships, two State Championships (Texas), and the 2016 Poker Rodeo National Finals.
Arroyo Grande, California
Ty is the quintessential California Cowboy. He grew up on a cattle ranch in central California and started competing in the arena when he was five years old. He continued to compete throughout high school and college, excelling particularly in team roping. Ty is a professional cowboy and member of the PRCA with multiple championship wins.
As a founding member of both the USTPA and RSNC, Shelley is a true pioneer of ranch rodeo. She has won two World Championship titles in AQHA Team Penning and multiple National Championship titles in the USTPA and RSNC throughout her 41 years of competition.
Jennifer grew up on a beef cattle farm in La Valle, Wisconsin. She began riding when she was two years old and began team penning at age 14. She competed throughout high school as a roper, penner and barrel racer. Jen is the winner of multiple buckles, saddles and title championships at NTPC, RSNC, USTPA, WTPA, and PokerRodeo National Finals 2016.
Throughout Robert’s riding career, he has been a member of AQHA, USTPA, RSNC, ITPA, PCTPA and PokerRodeo. Robert was a USTPA Regional Champion, in ’94, ’95, and ’97 he earned the title of World Champion at the AQHA Team Penning World Finals, and Champion at the PokerRodeo National Finals in 2016. In addition, Robert has accumulated numerous buckle awards, saddles and a trailer prize. Robert was a bull rider, a calf roper and a team roper in addition to his experience as a penner and sorter.
Robin was PokerRodeo’s Producer of the Year in 2016, Champion at the PokerRodeo National Finals in 2016, and titled the RSNC State Champion (Texas) in 2012. She was the largest RSNC producer for three years and was recognized as the top producer in the nation by RSNC. Since age twelve, Robin has competed in western pleasure, team penning and ranch sorting. In addition to PokerRodeo, Robin is a member of AQHA, APHA, RSNC, USTPA and has won six saddles in her career.