Round 2 With Professional Bull Rider – Jory Markiss


11 Questions with Jory Markiss 

Question 1: Jory Markiss, you are blowing up the bull riding scene big time! What do you think about all of this excitement that’s going on?

Jory Markiss: I think it’s a dream come true! This is every thing I have ever hoped for and look forward to what the future holds.

Question 2: You have worked so hard to get where you’re at today.. One of those accomplishments has led you into a Nike commercial. What was it like being in a Nike commercial?

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Jory Markiss: It has been the most amazing thing ever. I think that for a company like Nike to recognize bull riding and riders as true athletes is a HUGE step for the Rodeo industry.

Question 3: You had the chance to work with some amazing talented athletes in that Nike Commercial. Who were some of your favorites that you had the chance to work with?

Jory Markiss: Each scene was filmed separately & at different locations so we didn’t get to see other stars from other scenes. But if I had to pick one person that I worked with and loved it would have to be BMX rider Dan Hubbard!

Question 4: Jory Markiss, Has some amazing sponsors behind him helping him down the trail. How does one get a sponsor like Ridin Dirty Gear for example?

Jory Markiss: I have an awesome agent Chris Gunn ( ) and he has been working very hard to approach them. There are more to come!

Question 5: Okay, so Jory Markiss .. How does a rodeo athlete get an agent like Chris Gunn to help build their name up in the Rodeo industry?

Jory Markiss: Chris was very persistent and interested in my career and showed me that. There are agents and then there’s him. look for someone who is just as excited about your career as you are.

Question 6: Fan Question from @PBRWRITER How does he work on consistency? GO Jory!

Jory Markiss: Mind Control. I think that most of it is muscle memory and mind control.

Quesiont 7: Fan Question  from Nate Morrison You attended Wall’s Rodeo Business Conference that Nate Morrison hosted. What did you think of it?

Jory Markiss: It was excellent experience on the business side of being a PBR rider and what to look for in a sponsor and promoting yourself.

Question 8: Fan Question From Katie Raspolich – seems to have a smile on your face even if you bucks off. Positive and fun attitude no matter what. How do you do it Jory? 🙂

Jory Markiss: YOLO!

Question 9: Whats so great about Chris Gunn that stands out from the other rodeo agency’s out there?

Jory Markiss : He’s there every step of the way. From getting to meetings, Sponsorships, ironing clothes ect. ect. We are a team! Plus he’s one of my best friends and there for the good times and the bad, and I have full confidence in him.

Question 10: Fan Question from Kellie Cahill – what’s your favorite bull you’ve ever ridden ?

Jory Markiss: Fairytale Tattoo, Asteroid and waiting to ride Bushwacker. Hopefully this weekend.

Question 11: What’s something totally random about you that nobody knows about?

Jory Markiss : I’m a romantic! I like long walks on the beach and dinner by candlelight 🙂 Nothing better than watching the stars while on the tailgate with a pretty lady. Make sure to vote for me for PBRs Sexiest Cowboy starting September 17th. Thank you for having me. Check out the Nike commercial @  “Possibilities”

That’s a wrap for this week’s Rodeo Chat ladies & Gentleman! For those of you wanting to follow Jory down the Rodeo/Bull Riding trail check him out on:

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Thanks to everyone that Joined us tonight on Twitter. We could not have done this without all of you Rodeo/Bull Riding fans! We hope you all have an amazing rest of the week.

– Paige Gregory


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