Casey Sisk has always been a cowboy. That’s just the way of life for the Corona, N.M., man, who is still looking for his breakout season in ProRodeo.
Sisk is hot on the rodeo trail this season, traveling the circuit with some of the best in the business: Cody Taton, the 2009 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc riding winner who serves as the event representative; Taos Muncy, three-time NFR qualifier who won the world title in 2007; and Isaac Diaz, two-time NFR qualifier.
This isn’t Sisk’s rookie year, but it seems like it. The 25-year-old cowboy has spent the last couple of seasons on the sideline trying to overcome injuries, so this year he’s trying to compensate for time lost. That means hauling from one rodeo to another with some of the best in the game.
“Taos and I grew up together, and we’ve practiced together since we were little,” Sisk said. “It’s good to be able to travel with guys like that. Your buddies give you that motivation to want to do good.”
So how did Sisk join the crew?
“I asked Cody and Taos last year that, since I was healthy, if I could jump in with them,” he said. “I think my riding has improved tremendously just by going with them guys. It’s been good getting that motivation and mental game back.”