Tyson Rope Larson is a 5th generation Nebraskan. His distinctive middle name is a marker of this heritage: Tyson was so-named because he was born into and raised on his family's horse ranch. Tyson currently lives just outside of O'Neill, where he now helps his grandfather with training and roping on the family's horses.
Tyson graduated from Weeping Water High School where he left a legacy as a great student and community volunteer. Tyson went from Weeping Water to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he received undergraduate degrees in Government, Theology, and a minor in Anthropology.
Tyson has a deep understanding and passion for the politics of the Nebraska's 40th District. Tyson has worked for Nebraskan officials such as Senator Hagel, 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith, and 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. Tyson was the campaign coordinator for Congressman Smith's successful 2006 race and in this role he developed a deep understanding of Nebraska's culture and its dynamic political infrastructure.
Tyson has also acquired important managerial experience and established himself as a successful small-business entrepreneur. He is the Head of Business Operations and Risk Management for Art Research Technologies, a small art-consulting firm. Tyson also does marketing and fundraising for small rodeo associations and their cowboys.
Tyson is very active in the local community, where he serves as wrestling official, substitute teacher, and a community columnist for the Lincoln Journal Star. He is also a member of the Joslyn Art Museum's Young Art Patrons, the National Rifle Association, and Georgetown University's Alumni Admissions Program.