Kyle Kosoff grew up in West Haven, Utah on the back of a horse with a rope in his hand. He is the proud father of three children, Kwade, Kolt, and Kwincee, and husband to Misti (Smith). Kyle is employed by Weber County Transportation driving a special education route, works at Smith & Edwards, and manages the family farm. Heâ€™s also a craftsman leatherworker, enjoying all types of leather projects.
Following graduation from Weber High School, Kyle attended Weber State University on a rodeo scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree.
Kyle has enjoyed success at every level of rodeo. In 1981, while in high school, he bought his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) permit and started a successful career as a professional tie-down roper. His list of rodeo championships and accomplishments is long, including:
- 1981 National High School Tie Down Roping Champion
- 1984 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Tie Down Champion
- 1982-85 Rocky Mountain Region Intercollegiate Tie Down Champion
- 1993 PRCA Dodge/RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Tie Down Champion
- 9 times PRCA Wilderness Circuit Tie Down Champion
- 11 times PRCA Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo Tie Down Qualifier
Kyle exemplifies what it is to be a true horseman and has had the privilege to raise and train numerous incredible rope horses. Training with patience, respect, and a soft hand results in his horses loving what they do, many of which have gone on to help other tie-down ropers achieve success in the rodeo arena. Kyleâ€™s willingness to help others is commendable. Throughout the years he has conducted roping schools where he thoroughly enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of roping with others. His students are taught with patience, positivity, and fun, building confidence in their ability.
Kyle is humble and always willing to lend a helping hand; he is a friend to all he meets. His generosity, optimism and giving heart has helped many others along the way. Kyle is still passionate about roping and training horses, however, he is now more focused on his family and enjoys helping his children pursue their hobbies.
â€œWhat makes Kyle Kosoff so special is he makes everyone feel like they are important, like they are a champion!!â€
â€œI believe in life that there are individuals who are willing to give all they have to those around them, and Kyle is definitely one of those individuals.â€