Dustin resides in North Platte, Nebraska with his wife Cynthia and twin children Ethan and Emma. Dustin loves all sports especially baseball and football. He loves to golf and spend time outdoors working on the ranch.
He found his dad’s old gear bag at the age of ten, and from that day he had an interest in riding bulls. Starting on calves and steers then graduating to mature bulls when entering High School Rodeo he gained confidence with proper progression. With dedication and success he was the Oregon High School Rodeo Champion in 1999 and was given a scholarship to Chadron State College in Nebraska. He qualified for the College National Finals three times and won the National Title in 2001. From there Dustin decided to pursue bull riding as a profession. 2004 brought him his greatest accomplishment by winning the PRCA World Championship. With four qualifications to the National Finals Rodeo and five to the PBR World Finals, Dustin has accomplished many things that most bull riders only dream of. His success comes from dedication to the sport for over 15 years of riding bulls at all levels.
Dustin wants to give back to the sport that has provided many opportunities to be successful and set good examples. Teaming up with Wiley Petersen will give many chances to keep giving back and develop young riders and guide them in the right direction.
Wiley grew up in a family of rodeo cowboys, but it wasn’t until he was ten years old that he had the inclination to try riding. Soon after that first ride in Fort Hall, Idaho, Wiley was hooked on riding bulls. It became his dream to be a professional bull rider and he did everything he could to see that dream come true.
Wiley began to excel in the Idaho Junior Rodeo Association and won several buckles as a steer rider before moving into high school rodeo where he was the 2-time District 4 champion and 2-time National High School Rodeo Finals qualifier.
After graduating from high school in 1997, Wiley rode bulls for Idaho State University where he qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo twice. While in college, Wiley started to ride at PRCA rodeos and PBR events as a permit holder. In 1999, Wiley filled his PBR permit and never looked back. He qualified for his first PBR World Finals in 2000 and has qualified for a total of 10 PBR World Finals. He has also won 13 of the televised PBR events, and has over $1.4 million in career earnings. His greatest accomplishment was in 2007 when he won the PBR World Finals Event title and took home over $280,000.
Wiley still lives in Fort Hall, Idaho with his wife, Amy and their two sons, Kaden and Rylan. Wiley enjoys spending time attending at his sons’ sporting events, exercising, snowboarding, and many other outdoor activities.
Wiley wants to give back to the younger generation who dream of being where he has been by. That desire has led to Wiley and Dustin Elliott joining their efforts to offer the best bull riding instruction online and in person.