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Helena's Erickson Ready for Run at Montana PRCA Title

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It's only been a little over a month since the National Finals Rodeo wrapped up, but that time has been well spent for guys like Helena's Ty Erickson.

"We just kind of come home and hang out with friends and family, because I'm usually on the road so much I don't really get to see them much for very much or very long," said Erickson. "We just try to have fun while we're not rodeo-ing."

But after getting some much needed R & R, Ty spent most of this week getting back into gear as he prepares for Great Falls.

"We got the horses back in shape, ran some steers to make sure they're feeling good," said Erickson. "But not only them, you also have to make sure you're feeling good, and that you're ready to compete."

Ty comes to Circuit Finals fresh off a 4th place finish in the World Standings, having earned almost $200,000 in 2015. He's hoping to use that momentum this weekend.

"When a guy can finish fourth I think it's a great accomplishment, but I don't want to stop there," said Erickson. "I want to keep working, and keep getting better so that hopefully one day I can win the world title."

And being a two time winner of the Circuit, Erickson knows the value of taking home the crown if he wants to get that world title.

"If a guy can go up there to Great Falls and have a good Circuit Finals, it just kind of sets things up for the rest of the year," said Erickson. "For me it's really important to go up and have a good rodeo, just for the fact that after Great Falls I have to go to a bunch of other rodeos. So if I can have a good rodeo, I can hopefully have that confidence, and hopefully continue that success when I get to those other rodeos."

It's been three years since Ty took home a Montana Circuit crown, but he's hoping this weekend he can get himself back on top in his home state.

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