Kyle Lucas Has Always Known He Would Be A Tie-Down Roper And He Tells Us More On Pro Rodeo Tonight
Kyle Lucas ended his 2021 season ranked No. 17 in the World Standings after having an outstanding winter but hitting some trouble on the summer run. He kicked off his 2022 winter run just right and picked up a huge win at the National Western in Denver and the year is just getting started.
Kyle is the son of Smokin’ Joe Lucas, a six-time National Finals qualifier, and a four-time Canadian Finals Champion, making calf roping something Kyle was almost born to do.
Growing up, the Lucas family wintered in Arizona making it hard for the kids to play the obvious Canadian sport of choice, hockey. But growing up on the rodeo road meant that Kyle got to see a lot of country, hang out with some of the greatest tie-down ropers of all time and he got his dad’s horses when it came his turn.
Kyle was doing well in Canada, but he wasn’t where he wanted to be with his roping. The only thing he knew was that he needed to put himself in an environment that he would grown so he came to Texas and is thriving.
“I think what makes Kyle a good competitor and, to tell you the truth, I think he’s coming on to being a better competitor, he was passionate about roping without me ever pushing him,” Joe Lucas said.
Kyle currently sitting No. 22 in the World Standings. With the season just getting underway and barely missing the NFR last year, we can expect big things from the Canadian cowboy for 2022.