Named March's Featured Rider
While most 19 year-old boys are consumed with texting, tweeting and taking it slow, Nate Perry
time atop a two ton bucking bull, praying for a solid 8 second ride and a spot in the highly coveted "90 Point Club
Growing up in Oklahoma, Nate
enjoyed what he
calls a "pretty typical childhood," with his
sister Micah and parents, Terrie and Daryl.
From an early age, the Perrys taught their children to work hard, dream big and put their faith in God.
These lessons would stick with Nate
throughout his life, but it was the influence of his close friends, Clint and Cole Taylor, that would lead him to professional bull riding and a career that inspires young bull riders across the nation.
"I thought bull riding was the greatest thing ever and I never wanted to do anything else," says Perry
with a smile.
"Everything I am right now is bull riding and rodeos."
was destined for this career and this lifestyle, and he
knew it from the very start.
After first appearing on the CBR Horizon Series Tour, Nate joined the CINCH CBR Tour, presented by Mahindra Tractors.
Shortly thereafter, he
captured the Clovis title and won his
first televised appearance in El Paso, Texas.
sits comfortably in 8th place in the CINCH CBR world standings.
"I'm doing great here at the CBR
and want to continue on the tour," he
"I think I have a real shot at the title, but it's still early.
I just want to keep riding as many as I can."
not traveling the circuit with fellow bull riders, Bonner Bolton (former CBR World Champion) and Chandler Bounds, Nate
enjoys life as a college student in Snyder, Texas.
A participant in college rodeo, Nate
works hard to maintain balance between his
career and his
says the most important day of his
life was the day he
life to Christ.
"I try to live the best possible life for the Lord," he
says, then adds with a laugh, "I am human and the rodeos keep me out of trouble, too!"
So what does the future hold for this talented, single cowboy?
If past performance is any indication, Nate Perry
will be an industry icon, setting the standard by which others are measured.
extraordinary performances to date have caught the eye of rodeo veterans, including the legendary Tuff Hedeman.