Skyhawk Rodeo | Tanner Phipps - Graduate Assistant
Tanner Phipps enters his first season as a graduate assistant on the UT Martin rodeo coaching staff.
Phipps was a rodeo standout for head coach John Luthi at UT Martin, competing mostly in bareback riding, team roping and steer wrestling from 2013-16 after transferring in from West Alabama. The Dalton, Ga. native qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in three different seasons and was an integral part of UT Martin's 2014 national championship run. UT Martin became the first team located east of the Mississippi River to claim the title.
In 2015-16, Phipps ranked in the top-five nationally in bareback riding throughout the season before finishing 12th in the event at the CNFR with an average score of 211.0 points. He also represented UT Martin at the CNFR in 2014 and 2015.