Go Rope Team Member Profile - Bryer Davis
Name: Bryer Davis
Hometown: Sand Coulee, MT
Family: Parents, Clari and Brant, Cooper (brother).
Occupation: Rodeo, attending University of Montana – business major
Horses used: Trigger, forever remembered (owned by Dustin Bird)… Sure Fine, Annie, Lena, Nitro, War Wagon (cutter)
Hobbies/interests aside from roping: Fishing, boating, hunting, playing cards, friends, watching football
Biggest accomplishment in the arena: Winning rookie of the year in the NRA
Biggest accomplishment out of the arena: getting selected as a Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame recipient.
Favorite rope: GT4
What are you thankful for? My family for endless support and always having good horses for me to compete on, that is one of the main reasons I’m where I’m at today, I’m also thankful for having the practice facility that I do at home and the livestock to rope. I’m thankful for my friends and other family for the continuing encouragement and support.
What do you sometimes take for granted? Sometimes I look back on my younger years and wish I had more interest and focus towards rodeo. I was blessed to ride the legend that Trigger was. He taught me more than any other horse could. I just didn’t have him as longs as I hoped due to an injury. Every time I saddle up a horse I think of him and wish I could run one more on him.
How does your faith tie into your rodeo philosophy or mindset? Rodeo tests your faith, heart, and challenges your mind. I am familiar with the ups and downs and have been through some struggling times. I believe that things happen for a reason. God has a plan for everyone. It comes down to believing in yourself and have a positive mindset.
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10
Favorite memorable quote: Don’t let success get to your head, and never let failure get to you heart.
Favorite music: Classic Rock…. Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, George Straight
Favorite movie/tv show: American Sniper/ Blue Mountain State/ Dexter/ Prison Break
Favorite book: Heaven is for Real
What advice would you give up and coming, or beginning ropers?
Have fun and enjoy what you’re doing. Be patient because it takes years of practice and learning before success is often. Rope and practice to your ability. Practice horsemanship because many people lack it.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for one of the best ropers to come out of Montana. I know I have a lot of things to overcome and a long ways to go but that is my goal. I want to be remembered for having a positive attitude in all I do and be an influence on others.
What do you hope others think of you? I hope others think of me as a helpful and positive friend/ role model. I want to be the person that is viewed to do anything to help others and always be there for them.
Why is Go Rope Clothing Co. more than just an apparel line to you? Go Rope Clothing Co. Is more than just an apparel line to me because it is an reminder that we are doing what we love. Life is short, people are taken away from us at many ages. We need to take advantage what God has given us and allows us to do. We are lucky to be healthy and even get to opportunity to climb on a horse and swing a rope. Go Rope magnifies how much of a blessing it is to do what we love to do.
Biggest disappointment of my rodeo career:
As competitive Cowboys and cowgirls we have opportunities presented. One of the biggest disappointments I’ve faced was not winning state my senior year. My partner Celie Salmon and I won the first round and won second the next. There was controversy in the short round about a dropped rope by one of the 3 teams that tied for 1st in the year end. This costed us points in the average although we had a no time on our short round steer. We did get to go to nationals for the second time in 2 years. And this year I have struggled more than I have in the past years of rodeoing but have faith that it will turn around. Disappointments are part of rodeo and I guarantee that all of us will face many, wether it will be missing the hi-call steer or breaking a barrier to win the year end. It’s al part of what we love to do so like Jake Barnes says, ” You don’t have to like losing, but you have to learn to deal with it so it doesn’t get you in a depression.” Stay motivated and you will be able to overcome and make up for your disappointments.