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Carly Twisselman


Coming from a seven-generation ranching family off of the coast of Central California, Carly grew up working cattle, fixing fence, driving tractors and hunting. This upbringing led to her developing an extreme passion for rodeo and the western lifestyle.

Carly has competed in rodeos since she could walk and carry a rope—she started out at the age of two and went on to win the youngest rider award at the California Mid-State Fair. If you didn't find her on the ranch checking cattle on horseback or shooting squirrels or coyotes with her brothers, then she was more than likely at rodeos competing in all the events.

Following graduation from UCLA, Carly went on to compete professionally in rodeo. She's an avid member of the WPRA, CCPRA, USTRC, ACTRA and WCBRA. To learn more, visit