Cowboy Diaries 2013: Kyle Irwin, College Boy from Alabama
True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call himself a cowboy -- and mean it.
Name: Kyle Irwin Age: 22 Hometown: Robertsdale, Alabama Event: Steer Wrestling
This is my first time at RodeoHouston. I'm looking forward to it.
I started competing in rodeo when I was 11 years old.
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My favorite rodeo is probably going to be this one. San Antonio is a good one, and so is Cheyenne.
My favorite part about rodeoing is the competing. It becomes a passion to try and win. It's something you work at and put a lot of time and effort into. It feels good when it pays off.
When I'm not rodeoing, I like to fish a lot.
If I wasn't rodeoing, I might be a welder, but that's hard living, too. Or maybe an ag-loan officer. Yeah, let's go with that. That's what I'm going to school for. I go to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. That's a mouthful to say, isn't it?
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