Cowboy clown and bull fighter.
Tim began his career as a rodeo clown at a young age, working at the Miniature Rodeo Company established by his dad, Vern Oyler.
He started his career in front of the chutes to be “the clown” and lifesaver to help the kids. He and his best friend, Jim Udy, began developing clown acts, but his favorite part of it was being able to help, and sometimes save, the cowboys and cowgirls who were riding the ponies and calves.
In addition to his clowning and bull fighting, he won the Bulldogging Championship in 1967. Even while in the military he was able to spend his weekend leave time working the Louisiana Rodeo Association Shows. After returning from the military, with the help of Pro Rodeo Clown, Chuck Henson, and Rodeo Producer Swanny Kerby, Tim earned his RCA Professional Rodeo Card. Thereafter, clowning and “cowboy lifesaving” bull fighting led Tim to an incredible career of 34 years. In 1977 he was chosen as the N.H.S.R.A. “Bullfighter of the Decade”, which he considered his greatest personal achievement.
During his college days he competed on the Idaho University rodeo team. He graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Speech and Drama, and In 1975 he received a Master’s Degree in Education Administration. He taught speech and drama at the Jerome School District from 1973 – 1980. He lived by his words, “Do what brings you the most joy in life so you don’t have regrets later about missing the opportunity because life is too short.