Name: Matt Shiozawa
Hometown: Chubbock, ID
RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER® Semi-Finals Athlete Event: Tie Down Roping
Eight-time WNFR qualifier and 2X RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris RANGER competitor Matt Shiozawa is from Chubbock, Idaho. Raised on a potato farm, Matt picked up the rope at an early age. In 1998, he was the National High School Rodeo tie-down and all-around champion.
In 2015, this tie down roper did very well for himself. He won a number of rodeos including the Wrangler Champions Challenge in Kissimmee, Florida, and the Redding Wrangler Champions Challenge.