18 years of rodeo competition: Deb competed through the ranks of 4-H, high school, college, and semi-pro rodeo associations, competing on the national level in high school, college and semi-pro rodeo.
• South Dakota 4-H Rodeo championships
• North Dakota High School Rodeo championships
• 1975 National High School Breakaway Roping Champion
• 4x qualifier for NHSFR
• NIRA regional championships
• 3x qualifier for College National Finals Rodeo
• South Dakota Rodeo Association finals and year end championships
• Northwest Ranch Cowboys Rodeo Association finals and year end championships
• 3x qualifier for the North American Rodeo Championship Finals
• 6th place at World Championship Breakaway Roping-Columbus, MT
• 1993 designed and created the TY TUFF goat tying dummy
• 1996 Inducted into the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Hall of Fame
• 2012 Arena of Excellence award from Dickinson State University Rodeo Council
Over 30 years of coaching and instructing experience.