Ty Erickson

Ty Erickson, born on August 11, 1990, is an American professional rodeo cowboy who specializes in steer wrestling. He competes in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuit and is recognized for his achievements as the 2011 PRCA Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year and the PRCA 2019 Steer Wrestling World Champion.

Here you can follow Ty Erickson’s net worth, career earnings, professional career, achievements, relationship status, and more.

About Ty Erickson

Erickson was born and raised in Helena, Montana. His father, Sid, is a veterinarian and equine chiropractor who has competed in team roping, and his mother, Janet Bignell Erickson, is a health enhancement coordinator and gym teacher. She is also a barrel racing trainer and competitor, and a former Miss College Rodeo.

Early Career 

Erickson’s early career in rodeo began in high school. It was not until he was a junior at Capital High School that he started competing in steer wrestling.

 In 2008 and 2009, he was the all-around champion of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA). In 2010, in college, he was the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Big Sky Region steer wrestling champion. 

He also did some team roping in college with his cousin. At Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, he studied business marketing. Erickson qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) all four years he attended MSU.

Professional Career 

Ty Erickson began his professional steer-wrestling career when he joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 2011. Since then, he has competed on the rodeo circuit every year, qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) eight times.

His career has been marked by significant achievements, including winning the PRCA Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year in 2011 and the PRCA 2019 Steer Wrestling World Champion.

In 2019, Erickson earned his first gold buckle, marking a pivotal moment for fans as he was the first steer wrestler to win it in nearly 70 years.

Throughout his career, Erickson has won several rodeos, including the Redding Rodeo, the Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo, the Coleman PRCA Rodeo, the Bridger Summer Series, and the White Sulphur Springs Labor Day Rodeo.

Ty Erickson’s Net Worth in 2023

As of 2023, Ty Erickson’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

Career Earnings

Ty Erickson’s career earnings have been impressive, reflecting his successful career in steer wrestling. As of October 2023, his career earnings stood at $1,520,935.

His earnings have consistently increased over the years. In 2017, he broke the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association’s steer wrestling record for regular season prize monies, earning $134,221.

In the same year, he finished with total PRCA earnings of $263,267. Erickson surpassed $1 million in career earnings, in 2018. His earnings for that year were $170,880.

In 2019, he won $146,080 during the regular season. His year-end earnings for 2019 were $234,491, which included his NFR earnings of just over $88,000.

In 2022, Erickson’s earnings were $192,400. By 2023, he had earned $164,649 in the regular season, surpassing his own record set in 2017 for the most money won in a single regular season before the NFR.

YearEarnings
2017$263,267
2018$170,880
2019$234,491
2022$192,400
2023$124,275
Total$1,520,935

Endorsement 

Erickson has also earned income through endorsements. He is a member of Team Durango and has spoken highly of Durango boots, citing their lightweight, durable, and comfortable features.

Personal Details 

DetailInformation
Full NameTy Erickson
Date of BirthAugust 11, 1990
Place of BirthHelena, Montana, US
ResidenceHelena, Montana
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
SportRodeo, Steer wrestling
Turned Pro2011
Net Worth $5 million
Marital StatusMarried 
WifeCierra Kunesh

Wife

Erickson is married to Cierra, a talented horse trainer and competitor. They have been together for 10 years and married for five. They have a daughter named Cedona Ann.

Ty Erickson wife Cierra
Photo Source: Instagram

How old is he?

As of December 1, 2023, Ty Erickson is 33 years old.

How tall is he?

He stands tall at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m).

What is his nationality?

He is an American by nationality.

FAQs about Ty Erickson

What is Ty Erickson’s specialty in rodeo?

Ty Erickson specializes in steer wrestling.

Who is his wife?

He married Cierra Kunesh.

What is his net worth?

As of 2023, his net worth is $5 million.

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