HOMETOWN: DECATUR, TX
HEIGHT: 5' 8 WEIGHT: 140
BEEN RIDING PRO SINCE: 2001
YEARS REPRESENTING TEAM EG: 1
HIGH MARKED RIDE:
93.75 points on Mossy Oak Mudslinger at Las Vegas (PBRF) on Oct. 18, 2004
$203,973.37 total winnings
$71,166.14 total winnings
$310,841.01 total highlights. Won $100,000 at the 2008 Calgary Stampede.
Mike Lee grew up around livestock and climbed on his first steer at age 10. Throughout his teens, he moved up the ranks from junior to senior bulls and competed in high school rodeos. Lee's riding talent was evident at a young age - he qualified for the National High School Rodeo two years and was offered rodeo scholarships from several colleges. Lee turned down every offer and went pro when he turned 18.
"As a rookie, I learned to ride jump for jump - one bull at a time," says Lee. "And, I tried to stay focused on what God's path was for me." This mild-mannered Texan etched his name in the history books as the first rider to simultaneously earn the Built Ford Tough World Finals event title and the Built Ford Tough Million Dollar World Championship in 2004.
The PBR Champ has continued to prove why he has a world title listed on his resume by continuously challenging the world's best on the elite Built Ford Tough Series. In 2008, he added another two event titles to his resume and also won over $100,000 after taking the bull riding title at the Calgary Stampede against not only the top PBR riders, but the best PRCA bull riders in the world.