Matt Shiozawa, is an Idahoan that grew up and still resides in Chubbuck with his family; wife Ali and his three girls ages 5, 3 and 1. Growing up, Matt’s family owned and operated a large potato farm outside of Pocatello, which he says is where he learned the value of hard work, dedication and integrity.
Matt Shiozawa, his wife Ali and their three daughters ages 5, 3 and 1.
Matt believes that the agricultural industry in Idaho has developed those same qualities in most Idahoans, which makes them really friendly hard working people. “Idaho is a great place to live, and a great place to raise my family,” said Shiozawa.
Matt went on to brag on his home state saying, “As an outdoorsmen, one of my favorite things about Idaho is all of the outdoor activities the state offers. The hunting and fishing is world class and highly sought after. My wife, Ali, and I enjoy taking the girls camping, skiing and snowmobiling.”
When asked how he felt about Nampa being chosen as a host city for the ERA’s inaugural tour he said, “I can’t wait to represent the state of Idaho when the ERA Premier Tour comes to Nampa on April 1-2, because in my opinion this state has some of the best fans in rodeo.”
All of my family and friends will be there cheering me on and I hope to get an extra boost from the energy my fellow Idahoans will bring. Here in Idaho, the whole state loves rodeo and the fans are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Personally I receive a huge amount of support locally within the town of Boise.
I think the Ford Idaho Center is going to be electric when we pair these Idaho super fans with the highest caliber competition the rodeo world has ever seen.
Fans need to know that there wont just be one or two names that they recognize in the line up, but that the entire rodeo will be where the biggest names in rodeo come to ride.”