Trisdale rides his way into championship finals
By Sparta Live | March 21, 2002 12:00 am
Kim Swindell Wood
A young man’s hobbies and interests usually change with age, but a true rodeo rider makes a commitment, which sometimes lasts a lifetime. That is why Jason Trisdale is making the most of his recent claim-to-fame and hoping to continue to hone his skills for many years.
Trisdale, 27, began his rodeo career during his senior of high school in 1992 and has continued to pursue the nationwide attraction that draws young men and women from diversified backgrounds. A mechanic when he is not on the rodeo trail, Trisdale has taken home several thousand dollars from his wins, from approximately 50 rodeos over the southeastern region.
Trisdale recently competed in the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) finals in Oklahoma City. “How much money you win during other competitions determines what place you are when you enter the finals,” he said. “I was sixth going into the finals.”
According to Trisdale, he is the only person in Sparta who has made it to the IPRA finals. “I placed seventh out of 15 in the nation and won $2,500,” said Trisdale.
Trisdale has won various prizes throughout his years in rodeo participation and plans to continue to strive for the ultimate competitions. His wife, Hope, travels with him whenever possible and is one of his biggest fans.