October 2008 Tyler joined the PA High School Rodeo Association http://www.phsrarodeo.org/ He is riding for Garden Spot High School and is competing in Calf Roping and Team Roping. The season started in August, and he missed quite a few Rodeos, despite of it Tyler is sitting about 4th in the All Around standings.
On Jan. 10th 2009 he had two performances at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg and did quite well. He caught both of his calfs and won the average. He and his team roping partner placed 3rd in team roping. The rodeos where televised by PCN (Pa Cable network)