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Meet the Member – Kyle Broce
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The 2011 CPRA steer wrestling champion, Kyle Broce, has a kick start on the 2015 season, after taking a top position in the organization opening Royal Gorge Rodeo held in Canon City, Colo. A member for nearly a decade, Kyle’s dedication to his craft and the association has led him to be a five-time finals qualifier in his main event of the steer wrestling, but extends his talents to occasionally roping calves. “The association is devoted to working with the cowboys, which creates a friendly environment between the competitors. You can always count on someone that is willing to help out if in need,” Kyle said of what keeps him coming back.
The Cheraw, Colo., cowboy was introduced to the sport as a youngster and says that he’s been riding a horse since he was big enough. “Rodeo is definitely in my family, so it’s just something that I grew up with,” he said. While Kyle and his younger sister (Lindsay) took to the arena together when they were of youth, Kyle is the sibling that carried through in competition. “She just didn’t pick up the habit like I did,” he said. Although, not on the contestant end, Lindsay remains behind the scenes, cheering her brother on and taking snap shots of the action. Pushing forth, Kyle has progressed to an estimated seven-year membership with the PRCA and has tallied two Mountain States Circuit Finals qualifications to his list of accomplishments. “In the past, I have hit it pretty hard, but have backed off to sticking within the circuit for the past couple years. I plan to hit the PRCA hard again in the future and try to make the NFR someday,” he said.
Even with an ever enlarging résumé, Kyle remains grounded and credits his success to his parents (Loyd and Robin), who have stood by his side through it all, lending support and offering assistance where and whenever needed. “My parents are very supportive. When I was younger, they hauled me everywhere I wanted to go and they still come to watch me every chance they get. Beyond that, they are still found in the practice pen at home,” he said.
The 26-year-old cowboy’s roots have led to a path close to home and he currently works for his dad at Broce’s Well Service when he’s not on the road. However, the urge to continue rodeoing remains on his brain and Kyle is shooting for his second CPRA year-end title and more. “I hope to go to enough [CPRA] rodeos to get to the finals and close out strong,” he said. “I also hope to have a good year within the circuit as well and make it back to the Circuit Finals and, hopefully, the RNCFR.”