Mandan local is ranked seventh in the world
Ty Breuer, of Mandan, N.D., is the No. 7-ranked bareback bronc rider in the world. He rode his way to the top and qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
To wish Breuer luck at the NFR championships, there will be a send-off at the Seven Seas Inn, in Mandan on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
NFR is credited as the world’s premier rodeo event and is the season-ending championship for the top 15 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, contestants.
Breuer has won $84,321, earning him his seventh place standing, based on total dollars won during the regular season.
At the NFR, Breuer, will compete in all ten rounds over a ten-day span. Each day he can earn money if he places in the top six and averages in the top eight.
Concluding the NFR event, there are two champions, the average winner, who has the best cumulative time or score over ten round and the world champion, who finishes the year with the most total season earnings.
The former Central Wyoming College cowboy, has won rodeos or been a co-champion in eight states this year including; Nebraska, Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nevada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas.
Casey Breuer, Ty’s younger brother, is also active in bareback riding and sticks by his brother’s side. Casey recently graduated from Gillette College, and is a two-time Central Rocky Mountain Region bareback bronc riding champion. He finished the season 39th in the world standings, earning a total of $19,779 for the year.
Bronc riding is in their blood. Ty and Casey’s dad Ed Breuer and their uncle Dean Breuer climbed aboard bareback horses at Mandan Rodeos in the 1980s and 1990s.
Penny Breuer, the matriarch of the family, explains how Ty started his relationship with rodeo at a young age. She said Ty started his rodeo career when he rode his first sheep at age four. Like many young children, Ty didn’t want to go to kindergarten, instead he wanted to ranch and rodeo just like his father. Ty knew exactly what he wanted in life before he could even read.
After joining programs such as the New Salem Saddle Club and the North Dakota High School Rodeo Association, Ty was making a name for himself. He received the opportunity to attend college in Riverton, Wyo., on a rodeo scholarship and started winning bareback championships left and right. Then, in 2010, Ty joined the PRCA after winning the Rookie of the Year Award.
“We have seen him have a dream of becoming a bareback rider and step by step make his dreams come true,” said Penny Breuer proudly of her son.
She said it’s exciting to see both her sons set goals and eventually achieve each one.
Pushing each other to the top, the Breuer brothers offer advice and encouragement. With that type of support, they always have someone on their team.
“Casey will be there to watch me in Las Vegas,” said Ty.
“We help each other out a lot and critique each other along the way.”