Born: Dec. 4, 1992
Residence: Whitesboro, Texas
Joined the WPRA: 2015
Horses: Apt To Be Special "Toby" (12-year old bay gelding) - Sire: Special Feelins/Dam: Pretty Vision; Packin Ta Yellow "Yellow"
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 0
Education: Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant), Bachelors of Art degree
• 2016 - Finished with $23,092. Won the Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas) and finished second at the Parker County Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas).
• 2015 - Finished the year ranked 25th in the world with $47,954 and was third in the WPRA Rookie of the Year standings; won the Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho), the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), the Dinosaur Days Rodeo (Vernal, Utah), the Lehi (Utah) Roundup, the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo
Mother, Michele; sister: Lindsey...Sister, Lindsey, won the 2014 National High School Rodeo Association barrel racing title...Made the High School finals in both poles and barrels and competed in college rodeo for 4 years...Moved when she was young from Temecula, Calif., to Whitesboro, Texas...Found a lot of success on a mare known as Skye, registered name Kellies Chick. Katelyn made her first run on the mare on Aug. 11, 2013 and a few days later won the Oklahoma Summer ShootOut. Skye was owned by Hi Performance Horses and was sold to WPRA member Andrea Busby at the end of 2015, where Busby rode her to the Mountain States Circuit Finals average title...Michele told her she couldn't go hard on the rodeo road until she graduated from college.