Jory Markiss, born July 6, 1989 from Missoula Montana was a country boy before he became a Bull Rider. Jory currently resides in Stephenville, Texas living on the Ace of Spades Ranch. In his spare time, Jory loves wakeboarding, mountain boarding and many other extreme sports as well as spending time with his friends new and old.
Jory Markiss dubbed as “Mr Excitement” started riding bulls approximately six years ago after meeting a kid on the school bus that rode bucking bulls. After watching his new friend ride, and trying it for himself, he immediately knew what he wanted to do. Now, Jory is riding the best bucking bulls and labeled as one of the top 35 Bull Riders in the world on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series tour
Jory qualified in 2012 for the Bullriders World Finals held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently, Jory is ranked in 12th place on the Bullriders Build Ford Tough Series Tour and is ranked 2nd on the Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division tour.
Jory was recently chosen as the Sexiest Cowboy of PBR Bullriders and will be featured in a calendar that is coming soon, as well as on the cover of Nicholas Sparks’s top selling book “The Longest Ride”. Jory is also the first Bullrider and Rodeo Athlete to ever be featured in the latest Nike commercial titled “Possibilities”.
For those of you that have had the pleasure of meeting Jory know that he never meets a stranger. Often you will see him give a “shout out” letting locals in the area know that he is coming to town wanting to see if anyone “wants to hang out and show him around” So be sure to follow Jory on Facebook and Twitter (@JMarkiss) to see if he is coming to a town near you.