Ode to a Canadian champ

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Tyson Durfey is a champion, eh.

Tyson Durfey
Tyson Durfey

Twice in his young career, the Missouri-born tie-down roper rode away from the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, with the Canadian championship, 2006 and 2008. In fact, he’s the first American to win a Canadian title, followed shortly thereafter by South Dakota barrel racer Lisa Lockhart.

Each of the last four years, Durfey has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, finishing the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association season among the top 15 calf ropers in the business. All the while, Durfey has gone about the business of helping raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer, and one way he does it is by carrying the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign to the next level by wearing a pink shirt during every rodeo performance in which he competes.

That’s something that defines a winner.


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