Tom Reeves was born September 15, 1964, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. He is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and grew up on the family ranch located on the reservation. He is the only American Indian PRCA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, a feat he accomplished in 2001. He attended Panhandle State University in Oklahoma, majoring in business and political science on a full rodeo scholarship. He had a 25-year rodeo career, qualifying for the National Finals 18 times. He served on the PRCA Board of Directors for ten years. He started the PRCA Remuda of the Year Awards and won the PRCA Mentoring Youth in Rodeo Award in 2007, the year he also coached the Ranger College Rodeo Team to the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Men’s National Title that year. He was inducted in to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2008, and was captain of the U.S. Olympic Rodeo Team during Salt Lake City Olympics. Founder of Wild Horses Building Champions, a 501c3 public charity mentoring underprivileged youth, Reeves also started the first-ever human trafficking prevention program in the United States. He resides in Big Springs, Nebraska.