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 Champion
  • 1988 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

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)

The premier bull riding organization in the world, the PBR began as a dream of 20 bull riders 22 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time world champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest Western athlete in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in winnings. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.