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CLN Insider: Tyler Milligan PRCA Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year 2017

Tyler Milligan, a 20 year old from Pawhuska, OK who has been roping since the age of 5, has just won the 2017 PRCA Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year!

CLN Insider: Tyler Milligan PRCA Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year 2017

Tyler Milligan, a handsome 20 year old from Pawhuska, Oklahoma who has been roping since the tender age of 5, has just won the 2017 PRCA Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year title, with an impressive $53,869 in season earnings.

2017 PRCA Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year: Tyler Milligan, 20 yrs, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

2017 PRCA Tie-Down Roping Rookie of the Year: Tyler Milligan, 20 yrs, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Tyler’s happy, but far from satisfied.
When I interviewed this young man, he was friendly, and very focused on:

  1. Calf Roping
  2. His horse – “Big Time”
  3. Practice
  4. The next event
  5. His next goal – the 2018 WNFR

So – as you can all see – my work was cut out for me, in terms of prying out any information out of him like what he likes to do on his free time, hobbies, or any other interests outside of competition!
I did, however, manage to find out that he does enjoy playing basketball and he gave CLN a photo of he and his fellow Oklahoma High School Rodeo Team Members out on a rare rafting excursion during the 2014 National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Tyler Milligan rafting with fellow Oklahoma High School Rodeo Team Members in Rock Springs, Wyoming during the 2014 National High School Rodeo Finals.

Tyler Milligan rafting with fellow Oklahoma High School Rodeo Team Members in Rock Springs, Wyoming during the 2014 National High School Rodeo Finals.

Tyler (back row, far right) was a part of the Oklahoma High School Rodeo team when they took the 2014 National Team Champion title in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He has also won the 2013 National High School Team Roping (Header) title.

Tyler (back row, far right) was a part of the Oklahoma High School Rodeo team when they took the 2014 National Team Champion title in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He has also won the 2013 National High School Team Roping (Header) title.

I asked Tyler if there has been anyone that has been a major influence in his rodeo career, and he said, “[he’s] Always enjoyed watching Roy Cooper.
Some of the 2017 season highlights include winning the Farm City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Oregon; and winning the first round of the Frontier Days PRCA Rodeo in Walla Walla, Washington.

Tyler Milligan on his horse "Big Time" at the 2017 Redding PRCA Rodeo. Photo courtesy of Matt Cohen Photography.

Tyler Milligan on his horse “Big Time” at the 2017 Redding PRCA Rodeo. Photo courtesy of Matt Cohen Photography.

Tyler Milligan on "Big Time" at the 2017 PRCA rodeo in Clovis, California. Photo courtesy of Matt Cohen Photography.

Tyler Milligan on “Big Time” at the 2017 PRCA rodeo in Clovis, California. Photo courtesy of Matt Cohen Photography.

Tyler has been quoted to say that the horse is nearly all of how successful a roper can be. The competition photos of Tyler on his beloved horse “Big Time” show this to be true. The horse is very consistent and has the same pose in every shot!
He plans to travel with fellow PRCA roper Timber Moore; with the Odessa, Ft Worth, and Denver PRCA rodeos being the first stops on his 2018 Season Tour.
All of us here at CLN certainly want to congratulate Tyler Milligan on his Rookie of the Year award, and wish him the best of luck in 2018!!

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Born and raised on a cattle ranch on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana, Eileen graduated from University of Montana - Western with a Business Degree. She is the mother of two grown children - Sydnee, and Billy Quade; and grandmother of two, Lillian and Rocky Rex. Eileen draws from personal, life experiences; as she has held many positions over the years including heavy equipment operator, member of a survey crew for Independence Mining, veterinary technician, Bud Girl for Anheuser-Busch, PR Director for the Idaho Cowboys Association, feed manager for Midland Bull Test Station in Columbus, Montana, National Event Coordinator for Montana Silversmiths, security guard for the Muskogee Creek Nation One Fire Casino, Marketing Director for the Tulsa RV Ranch, and freelance writer for various publications - including a weekly column for three years in the "Elko Daily Free Press" in Elko, Nevada. She enjoys training barrel horses and singing - and has sung the National Anthem for rodeos such as the Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nevada, the College National Finals, and the New Year's Eve Bull Bash in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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