Colt Blankman started performing cowboy poetry at the age of 8 at the Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous kids’ poetry contest. The next year he won that contest with an original poem and was hooked. He has performed at schools, community events, 4H, talent shows, and cowboy poetry gatherings around the country. Now 13, Colt comes from a long line of horsemen and ranchers. Along with sharing cowboy poetry Colt loves to ride, ranch rope and sort, shoot, hunt, and trap. He was honored to be the Rod McQuery and Sue Wallis Scholarship recipient and an invited performer at the 2019 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. He has been raised to appreciate the Cowboy way of life and tells folks that he was born 150 years too late.