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Born and raised in a rodeo family with winning ways, Clay Tryan has secured his own place among rodeo's elite by qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 10 times and becoming the World Champion Header in 2005 (with Patrick Smith). Partnering with the likes of Walt Woodard, Patrick Smith, Cory Petska and most recently Travis Graves, Clay has an impressive list of wins from rodeos across the nation. During 2010, he and Graves won more than anyone at the Tour Finale in Omaha by collecting almost $35,000 and broke Chad Master's one-year record in career earnings by a header with $146,608. With 8 PRCA wins and a 7th place finish at the WNFR, Clay ended the year ranked an impressive #2 in the world.
In 2012, Clay won two of the most prestigious roping in the world - the George Strait Team Roping Classic (roping with Patrick Smith) and the Bob Feist Invitationa (roping with Travis Graves). This marked the third time that Clay won the BFI, joining Speed Williams, Rich Skelton, and Charles Pogue as one of the only cowboys to accomplish that feat. A Montana cowboy by birth, Clay, his wife Bobbie and their two sons Tyler and Braylon now make their home in Lipan, Texas.