Tom was 14 when he entered his first rodeo. At 17, he earned his PRCA card. Tom is an 18-time National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier. In 1993, he took home the NFR Average title and in 2001, he became the World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider. In 2003, he was sidelined with a knee injury.
Tom retired from rodeo in 2005 and entered the rodeo field as a stock contractor, as well as becoming the Ranger [Texas] Rodeo Coach. As a second season coach, Tom coached the Men’s Rodeo Team to a College National Finals title in 2007. Tom won the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Mentoring Award in 2007 and was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2008. Today, Tom is the owner/operator of Wild Card Rodeo Rough Stock, Inc.