COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Ty Erickson couldn’t just sit around during quarantine.
So, the reigning PRCA world champion steer wrestler went out and got a job.
“The first week or so when I got home, I wasn’t doing anything and I needed to do something,” said Erickson, who lives in Helena, Mont. “My wife (Cierra) is riding some horses. I turned my horses out a little bit until it warms up. I’ve been helping a buddy of mine do some construction. I’m just trying to keep myself busy.”
Erickson is doing home construction and remodeling houses.
“I had done construction a little bit before,” said Erickson, 29. “This is keeping me from going stir crazy.”
With the uncertainty of when rodeo action will resume because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Erickson is keeping things simple.
“I have been working out a little bit, and when I feel like we are kind of getting close (to rodeos resuming) I will start grinding and practicing a bunch,” Erickson said. “Once they give us the go ahead, I will be ready to go. I’m hoping this passes over and we can get back to rodeoing. It definitely makes me miss it more now that we can’t do it. When we get back to rodeoing, I’m going to take full advantage of it.”
Courtesy of PRCA