Trace Steele |

Trace Steele

Trace Steele believes rodeo is the last real sport because "you don't get paid millions for going pro." Photo courtesy Trace Steele

Age: 17

Family: Larry and Deanna Steele

Hometown: Sundance, Wyo.

School: Sundance High School

Rodeo event: Team Roping

What is your future in the sport of rodeo? I plan, after college rodeo, to go pro and try for the NFR.

What is your ultimate goal as you continue competing in rodeos? NFR

Favorite aspect of rodeo: That it’s the last real sport because you don’t get paid millions for going pro.

Best rodeo memory: Last year in Big Piney we were up right after a good team that was a 6.6. I wanted to win so we went at the steer I spun him and my heeler just inhaled the steer and we were 5.7.

Notable achievements in the sport: Went to high school nationals, won the top guns shoot out average,

Timed-event competitors: Tell us about your horse: I have a bay named Clyde. He’s about 16 and he’s the best horse I’ve ever ridden. Just don’t get your rope under his tail because if you do… I don’t care if you ride horses pro, you’re gonna hit the ground.

Have you attended any rodeo schools? Larry Steele’s.

Role models/mentors: My dad is my role model and mentor there is no one better to teach someone how to head.

What do you like to do when you’re not competing? I play football basketball and track I’ve lettered in all of them.

What’s playing on your iPod/radio? Remember the name. s