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BULLFIGHTERS,

CLOWNS AND

BARRELMEN

Just call him Mr. Versatility: In addition

to his performing his motorcycle

specialty act, Troy Lerwill worked the

barrel at his third consecutive

Wrangler NFR in 2008 and was

named Coors Man in the Can

for the second straight year.

PRCA ProRodeo photo

by Mike Copeman.


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2008 Wrangler NFR Personnel

Clay Collins – Bullfighter

Clay Collins worked his second consecutive Wrangler NFR in 2008,

calling the experience “a blessing.” He also was nominated for PRCA

Bullfighter of the Year in 2008, and worked the big rodeos in both Houston

and San Antonio. He has worked the Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals

four years since 2002 and the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, as

well as Xtreme Bulls Tour events in Houston and San Antonio.

In 2008, Collins got national exposure when Matt Lauer of NBC’s

“Today Show” apprenticed with PRCA barrelman Leon Coffee at

RodeoHouston, even spending some time in the barrel.

Although he is a native Texan, Collins wasn’t a rodeo fan until his 20s.

He played football and baseball in college, surviving two cuts in Florida

Marlins tryout camps – but not the third. Baseball’s loss was rodeo’s gain – for 13 years and

counting.

Kelly Jennings – Bullfighter

A strapping 6-1 lad, Kelly Jennings worked his first NFR Wrangler

in 2008. Picked as the alternate, he stepped up to the job when Darrell

Diefenbach was unable to recover from a broken leg in time for rodeo’s

Super Bowl.

But Jennings is no newcomer to major rodeos. He has been a PRCA

bullfighter since graduating from college more than a decade ago. He

worked the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finals in 2006 and the Dodge National

Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2005 and 2008.

Jennings is known for his ability to read bulls, and he likes to keep the

focus on the bull and rider. “An invisible bullfighter is a good bullfighter,”

he told ESPN.com in December.

Troy Lerwill – Barrelman

He’s three for three, having worked the barrel at the Wrangler NFR

the last three years, as well as in 2003 – in addition to being part of opening

ceremonies at the 2001 and 2003 NFRs.

As a barrelman, Lerwill won the Coors Man in the Can award in 2007

and 2008, the highest honor accorded to barrelmen.

Lerwill looks equally at home in his huge yellow foam cowboy hat

as in his dirt-bike racer’s helmet. In his specialty act as the “Wild Child,”

Lerwill combines traditional rodeo comedy and daring motocross rides

and continues to entertain and amaze fans across the nation. He has

performed at many of the biggest rodeos in the U.S., from the Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo to the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth,

Texas) and Reno (Nev.) rodeos. In Reno in 2008, Lerwill jumped his motorcycle over the

Priefert wagon and a team of six hitched horses. He was named PRCA Comedy Act of the Year

in 2002-03, 2005-06 and 2008.

BULLFIGHTERS, CLOWNS AND BARRELMEN


PRCA Bullfighters, Clowns

and Barrelmen

Contestants and judges aren’t the only people in the rodeo arena. Depending on the event, there

may be bullfighters, clowns and/or a barrelman, as well. All of these rodeo participants are card-holding

members of the PRCA who have been recommended by leaders in their categories and approved by

the PRCA based on their performance.

Bullfighters are rodeo athletes whose job is to protect bull riders after they dismount or are thrown

off the bulls. Bullfighters move toward the bull immediately to distract it with sound, movement and

sometimes touch, in order to direct its attention away from the cowboy and toward the exit gate.

Bullfighters often throw their bodies between the bull and rider, and may take a hooking (a “punch”

from the bull’s horns) so the bull rider doesn’t have to.

Clowns are not responsible for cowboy protection; they are entertainers who keep the audience

engaged during breaks in the rodeo. Many visit with audiences before the rodeo, and some perform

public relations functions in local communities before and during the rodeo.

Barrelmen work in both areas – they entertain the audience, often by interacting comically with

the rodeo announcers, and they help with bull rider protection. The barrelman places his barrel where

it may give the bull an alternate target after the bull ride. He may jump in and out of it as needed, or

position it so the cowboy or bullfighters can use it as cover.

All three categories of personnel are considered integral to rodeo and are part of every PRCAsanctioned

rodeo.

This list includes all PRCA-member bullfighters, clowns, and barrelmen as of Jan. 1, 2009, and

describes much, but not necessarily all, of their experience in the PRCA and some allied organizations.

Jon Abrahamson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Omak, Wash.

BORN: Feb. 8, 1978.

Dustin Adams

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: red shirts,

black shorts. RESIDENCE: Greenville, Texas. BORN: Dec.

9, 1980, Fort Worth, Texas. FAMILY: married, two children.

OTHER OCCUPATION: ranch manager. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hog hunting, hunting, fishing.

Timmy Adams

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: white

and blue striped shirt; red, white and blue stars face

paint; baggies. RESIDENCE: Yutan, Neb. BORN: Oct. 8,

1977, Sterling, Colo. FAMILY: wife, Kristy; son, Caden.

COLLEGE: Bellevue (Neb.) University, bachelor’s degree

in business management.

Travis Adams

Bullfighter

NFR: alternate bullfighter, 2006. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1996. STYLE OF DRESS: shirts, baggies, loud shorts.

VITALS: 5-10, 165 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2000-

02; PRCA Bullfighter of the Year nominee, 2004-08.

RESIDENCE: Gary, Texas. BORN: Oct. 29, 1971, Conway,

Ark. FAMILY: wife, Leah; daughter, Emma. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: owner, lawn care company; rodeo

coach, Panola College (Carthage, Texas). ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: fly fishing.

Scot Allerdings

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2007; Dodge Mountain

States Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2006-07. RESIDENCE:

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Gillette, Wyo. BORN: Feb. 3, 1977. COLLEGE: Chadron

(Neb.) State College, bachelor’s degree in physical education.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: fishing, hunting, working

out, sports.

Christopher Aman

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2001-08. RESIDENCE:

Caputa, S.D. BORN: Dec. 17, 1974. COLLEGE: Northern

State University (Aberdeen, S.D.). FAMILY: son, Adley.

OTHER OCCUPATION: carpenter. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: roping, hunting.

Gale Anderson

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1967. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies

with bull’s-eye, red and white striped shirt. RESIDENCE:

Sioux Falls, S.D. BORN: Aug. 8, 1938. FAMILY: son,

Shane. OTHER OCCUPATION: carpenter. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Mike Anderson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: Wrangler

baggies, red and white shirt, black tights. VITALS: 5-11,

165 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Montana Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2000-05; Home of Champions PRCA

Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), 2000-05; Wyoming State

Fair (Douglas), 2002; Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse

Stampede, 2003-05. RESIDENCE: Dillon, Mont. BORN:

Oct. 14, 1969, Whitefish, Mont. FAMILY: daughter, Shae

Marie. COLLEGE: Western Montana College (Dillon).

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: truck driver, ranch hand.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Shane Anderson

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1995. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1996-98; Dodge

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National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1998. RESIDENCE:

Pierre, S.D. BORN: June 6, 1973. FAMILY: son, John.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Matt Baldwin

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Xtreme Bulls Tour Finals, 2005-06. RESIDENCE: Sylvania,

Ala. BORN: Feb. 25, 1976. FAMILY: wife, Kristy. OTHER

OCCUPATION: running construction company.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: working on family farm.

Dick Barrett

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1956. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

red polka dot shirt, big tie, big cigar. VITALS: 5-4, 160

pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: bucking Ford, trick mule.

RESIDENCE: Saquoit, N.Y. BORN: April 4, 1928, Utica, N.Y.

FAMILY: wife, Shirley; daughters Sharon, Linda, Laurie;

son, Richard.

Dusty Barrett

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

solid-colored Wrangler shirts, Wrangler baggies, 20X

black felt hat. RESIDENCE: Jefferson, S.C. BORN: March

12, 1970. FAMILY: wife, Jennifer. OTHER OCCUPATION:

truck driver. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: leather work, riding

horses, working cattle.

Kaleb Barrett

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. VITALS: 5-7, 160 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Montana Circuit Finals, 2008;

Home of Champions PRCA Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.).

STYLE OF DRESS: jersey and shorts. RESIDENCE:

Missoula, Mont. BORN: Feb. 2, 1984. COLLEGE: University

of Montana. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: licensed practical

nurse. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing,

friends and family.

Rowdy Barry

Bullfighter

NFR: 1999; alternate, 2000. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1986.

STYLE OF DRESS: no makeup, white shirts, red and yellow

socks. VITALS: 6-0, 175 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals, 17 times; College

National Finals Rodeo, three times; Dodge National

Circuit Finals Rodeo Wrangler Bullfight Champion, 1993-

94, 1996; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1997,

1999; Canadian Finals Rodeo Wrangler, 1995-97; National

High School Finals Rodeo, 14 times; Reno (Nev.) Rodeo,

1992-2008; Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El

Paso, Texas), 1992-2008; Tour Finale bullfighter, 2005;

Wrangler Tour Finals, 1992; Wrangler Bullfights World

Championships, 1992. RESIDENCE: Kennewick, Wash.

BORN: Dec. 30, 1966, Bend, Ore. FAMILY: wife, Laura Lee;

daughter, Clay; sons, Miles, Ryan. COLLEGE: Walla Walla

(Wash.) Community College; Blue Mountain Community

College (Pendleton, Ore.). OTHER OCCUPATIONS: artist,

rancher. WEB SITE: www.RowdyBarry.com.

Joe Baumgartner

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: 1992-2004, 2006. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1987. STYLE

OF DRESS: Hawaiian shirt; baggy shorts; yellow, pink and

blue makeup. VITALS: 6-1, 180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

PRCA Bullfighter of the Year, 2004-07; Tour Finale (Dallas)

bullfighter, 2004; Tour Finale (Reno), 2005; National High

School Rodeo Association Finals, 1990-91; Sierra Circuit

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Finals, 1990-93; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo,

1994, 1998, 2000; Original Coors Rodeo Showdown,

1994-98. RESIDENCE: Red Bluff, Calif. BORN: Sept. 9,

1966, Oakland, Calif. FAMILY: wife, Melanie. COLLEGE:

Hartnell College (Salinas, Calif.). OTHER OCCUPATION:

rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, hunting.

Chad Beavers

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1995. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

bullfighting attire, bull’s-eye on baggies. VITALS:

5-11, 178 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Texas

Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2000-01, 2004, 2007-

08; alternate, 1997, 1999, 2002; Bad Company Tour,

1995-2008. RESIDENCE: Goldthwaite, Texas. BORN:

June 22, 1967, Ruidoso, N.M. COLLEGE: Tarleton State

University (Stephenville, Texas), bachelor’s degree in

exercise and sports studies and general business. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: family ranch, raising bucking bulls.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, snow skiing, golf.

John Beck

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: red hair,

wild shirts, baggies, black hat. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Wilderness Circuit Finals barrelman, 2007; Oakdale

(Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo, 2007; Utah State Fair (Salt

Lake City), 2005; Spokane County (Wash.) Interstate Fair

and Rodeo, 2005; Gerry (N.Y.) Volunteer Fire Department

Rodeo, 2003; Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series,

three times. RESIDENCE: West Jordan, Utah. BORN: Feb.

7, 1984. FAMILY: wife, Melissa. COLLEGE: University of

Utah. OTHER OCCUPATION: excavation. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: horses, fishing, TV’s “Ice Road Truckers,”

four-wheeling, CAT machinery.

Skip Beeler

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1978. ACHIEVEMENTS: president,

Turquoise Circuit, 2006-07; PRCA executive council, 2008.

RESIDENCE: Mayer, Ariz. BORN: Nov. 24, 1956. FAMILY:

wife, Jan; son, Bryce. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: residential

construction company partner, PRCA stock contractor.

Mark Bennett

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. STYLE OF DRESS: Hawaiian

shirts, black shorts, straw hat. VITALS: 5-9, 175 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Corpus Christi (Texas) Tour Rodeo;

Arcadia, Fla.; Belton (Texas); Texas High School Rodeo

Association Finals, 2000-01; Youth Rodeo Association

Finals, 1991. RESIDENCE: Alvin, Texas. BORN: Jan. 8,

1969, Houston, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Becky; daughter,

Baylee. OTHER OCCUPATION: pipe welder.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: fishing, going to the beach,

raising Watusi cattle.

Kenny Bergeron Jr.

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: black hat,

white shirt, tights, baggies. VITALS: 6-0, 175 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated Bullfighter of the Year,

2008; Louisiana High School Rodeo Association Finals,

three times. RESIDENCE: Eunice, La. BORN: May 25,

1978, Baton Rouge, La. FAMILY: wife, Kellye; daughter,

Addison. OTHER OCCUPATION: cattle rancher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: duck hunting, water skiing.


Terry Bowen

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1985. STYLE OF DRESS: black hat,

baggies, custom shirts. ACHIEVEMENTS: bullfighter in

movie “Eddie Macon’s Run”; worked 42 years as bullfighter,

clown and barrelman. RESIDENCE: Comfort, Texas.

BORN: Sept. 28, 1942. FAMILY: wife, Elaine; daughters,

Raine, Sara; son, Daryl. COLLEGE: Texas A&I University

(Kingsville), bachelor’s degree in animal science. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: retired federal narcotics agent/supervisor,

owner of barbeque restaurant. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, weightlifting, quarter horses.

Adam Boyd

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Volant, Pa.

BORN: Sept. 11, 1978.

Dustin Brewer

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. STYLE OF DRESS: blue wig,

baggies, multi-colored shirts. VITALS: 5-11, 185 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 2001-02, 2006; top 12 on Wrangler Bullfight

Tour, 1999-2000; Tri-State High School Finals, 1994,

1996. RESIDENCE: Elk City, Okla. BORN: Sept. 7, 1969, Elk

City, Okla. FAMILY: wife, Tarra; son, Brogan. COLLEGE:

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford),

associate’s degree in science. OTHER OCCUPATION:

welder. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: horses, cattle, hunting,

fishing.

Jay Brewer

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. STYLE OF DRESS: red or blue

jerseys and black shorts. ACHIEVEMENTS: Santa Rosa

Round Up (Vernon, Texas), 2008; Muscogee Creek Nation

Rodeo (Okmulgee, Okla.), 2008; Ranger (Texas) PRCA

Rodeo, 2008; Brown County PRCA Rodeo (Brownwood,

Texas), 2008. RESIDENCE: Graham, Texas. BORN: Feb. 8,

1978. OTHER OCCUPATION: livestock manager at guest

ranch. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: metalwork, welding;

starting horses.

Lance Brittan

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: personally

designed shirts, baggies, “cut” diamonds over eyes.

VITALS: 6-0, 180 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: cowboy protection,

freestyle with class. ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler

Bullfight Tour World Champion, 1999; Wrangler Bullfight

Finals qualifier, 1998-2000; cowboy entertainer inductee,

Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2007; Tour Finale (Las

Vegas) bullfighter, 2003; Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 2001; Dodge Mountain States Circuit

Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2000; Colorado State High

School Finals Rodeo, 1996. RESIDENCE: Windsor, Colo.

BORN: April 11, 1974, Scott City, Kan. FAMILY: wife,

Cami, daughters, Madison, Morgan. COLLEGE: Garden

City (Kan.) Community College. OTHER OCCUPATION:

entrepreneur, custom builder. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

golf, skiing, woodworking, boating, working with kids.

Cory Brooks

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, shirts with stars and stripes, tie-dyed baggies,

stars and stripes face paint. VITALS: 6-3, 220 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2006; Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale, 2000;

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

NCAA Division II All-American wide receiver at Chadron

State (Neb.) College. RESIDENCE: Casper, Wyo. BORN:

Feb. 17, 1973, Scottsbluff, Neb. FAMILY: wife, Amber;

daughter, Kassidy. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: National

Indoor Football League, construction crew supervisor.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, tae bo.

Jimmy “Downtown” Brown

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. RESIDENCE: Summerville,

Ga. BORN: Feb. 11, 1973.

Dereck Brown

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. RESIDENCE: Bethel, Okla.

BORN: Nov. 19, 1980.

Colt Bruegman

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1991. RESIDENCE: Cheyenne,

Wyo. BORN: March 1, 1970.

Andy Burelle

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. VITALS: 5-10, 180 pounds.

RESIDENCE: Brighton, Mich. BORN: Sept. 21, 1976.

COLLEGE: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti).

Gerald Burnette

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Kenansville, Fla.

BORN: June 29, 1978.

Rudy Burns

Clown, barrelman

NFR: barrelman, 1996; alternate, 1999, 2001; Wrangler

Bullfight Finals barrelman, seven times. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1972; Gold Card. VITALS: 5-9, 160 pounds.

STYLE OF DRESS: pink hat, blue and white striped shirt,

baggy pants. SPECIALTY ACTS: car, mule, ambulance,

dog, duck. ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for Clown of the

Year, 2008; Coors Man in the Can, 1995, 2000, runnerup,

1991. RESIDENCE: Smithdale, Miss. BORN: Sept. 12,

1949, Baton Rouge, La. FAMILY: wife, Betty Jane; daughter,

Tressa; son, Kevin. OTHER OCCUPATION: cattleman.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, cattle.

Joe Butler

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: camo

shorts, colorful shirt, cowboy hat, baggies. RESIDENCE:

Stillwater, Okla. BORN: Sept. 24, 1980, Cushing, Okla.

COLLEGE: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater), degree

in animal science. OTHER OCCUPATION: Reproduction

Enterprise, Inc. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, roping,

golfing.

Val Byram

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat; cut-off Wrangler baggies; blue tights; red and white

striped shirts; red, white and blue boots; face makeup.

VITALS: 5-4, 160 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: chain saw,

hat cleaner. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Wilderness Circuit

Finals Rodeo barrelman, 2003; Benny Binion’s Bucking

Horse and Bull Sale barrelman, 2002; Wilderness Circuit

board of directors. RESIDENCE: South Weber, Utah.

BORN: March 28, 1945, South Weber, Utah. FAMILY:

daughter, Dustie; son, Clint. COLLEGE: Weber State

University (Ogden, Utah). OTHER OCCUPATION: sheep

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ancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: trapping, hunting,

fishing, snowmobiling.

Gerry Byrn Jr.

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, red and white shirts. VITALS: 6-3, 225 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler Bullfight Tour top 15, 1999;

Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) bullfight champion, 1999;

Colorado State Fair (Pueblo); Walker County Fair and

Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas). RESIDENCE: Stephenville,

Texas. BORN: Feb. 16, 1972, San Antonio, Texas. FAMILY:

wife, Sheila; children, Austin, Paige. COLLEGE: Tarleton

State University (Stephenville, Texas), bachelor’s degree

in agricultural services. OTHER OCCUPATION: rancher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: outdoors, horses, roping.

Jesse Byrne

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. STYLE OF DRESS: jerseys and

shorts. ACHIEVEMENTS: Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede,

2008; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, 2008; selected for

Canadian Finals Rodeo, 2008. RESIDENCE: Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan. BORN: Feb. 14, 1986. COLLEGE: working

toward business degree at University of Sasketchewan

(Saskatoon). ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing,

golf.

Travis Byrne

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: wild shirt,

baggies. VITALS: 5-10, 180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.). RESIDENCE: New

Underwood, S.D. BORN: Feb. 4, 1972, Martin, S.D. FAMILY:

wife, Melissa; sons, Marshall, Lane, Cole. COLLEGE:

Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, Wyo.),

associate’s degree in welding. OTHER OCCUPATION:

welder. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, riding

colts.

Scott Cameron

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1989. STYLE OF DRESS: purple

and black colors. VITALS: 5-9, 145 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: comedy horse act, man-eating chickens.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Original Coors Rodeo Showdown,

1992; National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals,

1987; Colorado High School Finals, 1987; Dodge

Mountain States Circuit Finals, 1988, 1994, 1997;

performed in Japan, Finland, France. RESIDENCE:

Golden, Colo. BORN: Dec. 4, 1962, Utah. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: outdoor sports, recreation.

Sal Caruso Jr.

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Valley Falls, N.Y.

BORN: Sept. 13, 1974.

Cody Casto

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies.

RESIDENCE: Arlington, Texas. ACHIEVEMENTS: freestyle

bullfighting champion, Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and

Bull Sale, 2008. BORN: Dec. 23, 1979. FAMILY: daughter,

Bailey. COLLEGE: Baton Rouge (La.) Community College.

OTHER OCCUPATION: law enforcement. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: family.

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Rick Chatman

Bullfighter

NFR: 1980-81, 1984; alternate, 1982, 1988. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1979. STYLE OF DRESS: yellow and

black bumblebee look. VITALS: 5-10, 165 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Copenhagen Cup Finale (Mesquite,

Texas) bullfighter, 2000; PRCA ProRodeo Clown of the

Year, 1984; Wrangler Bullfight Tour world champion,

1984. RESIDENCE: Rio Vista, Texas. BORN: May 1, 1956,

Fort Worth, Texas. FAMILY: sons, Chance, Cassidy.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: T-shirt and sportswear printing

and distribution. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: climbing,

skiing, exploring caves.

Justin Clark

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: pink

Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink shirt; baggies;

black tie with American flag. VITALS: 5-11, 165 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Lions Dixie Round-Up (St. George,

Utah), 2007-08; Woodward (Okla.) Elks PRCA Rodeo,

2008. RESIDENCE: Molina, Colo. BORN: August 29,

1973, Collbran, Colo. FAMILY: wife, Tammy. COLLEGE:

Mesa State College (Grand Junction, Colo.). OTHER

OCCUPATION: deputy sheriff. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

guns, diesel pickups, hunting. WEB SITE: www.justinclarkbullfighter.com.

Ryan Clark

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. RESIDENCE: Watkinsville,

Ga. BORN: Jan. 5, 1981.

Luke “Leon” Coffee

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: bullfighter, 1979, 1984, alternate, 1983; barrelman,

1991, 1994, 1997; alternate, 1993, 1998. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1973; Gold Card. STYLE OF DRESS: green

hat, multi-colored shirt, baggies. VITALS: 6-0, 180 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACT: Discovery 529. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA

Clown of the Year, 1983, top three, 1984-2001; Wrangler

Bullfighter finalist, 1980-85; Wrangler ProRodeo Tour

Championship (Dallas) barrelman, 2007; Dodge National

Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 1987; Dodge Texas

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1980-82, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2003,

2004; Canadian Finals Rodeo, 1985-86; inducted, Texas

Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2004; National Cowboys

of Color Hall of Fame, 2005; featured in many movies,

including “8 Seconds” and “My Heroes Have Always

Been Cowboys.” RESIDENCE: Blanco, Texas. BORN: Oct.

11, 1954, Blanco, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Terri; daughters,

Leigh Ann, Brandy Lynn; son, Luke Anthony. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: horse trainer, farrier. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: karate, fishing, hunting, tie-down roping,

bulldogging.

Clay Collins

Bullfighter, barrelman

NFR: 2007-08. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. STYLE OF

DRESS: red hat, red and black uniform, red socks, red

cleats, blue knee braces. VITALS: 5-10, 170 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: among top five Bullfighters of the

Year, 2008; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 2002-03, 2006-07; selected Dodge National

Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2007; Xtreme Bulls San

Antonio, 2007; Xtreme Bulls Houston, 2007; San Antonio

Stock Show and Rodeo, 2007; RodeoHouston, 2007;

Xtreme Bulls Oklahoma City, 2006. RESIDENCE: Garland,

Texas. BORN: April 2, 1973. COLLEGE: Panola College

(Carthage, Texas). OTHER OCCUPATIONS: high school


football, baseball coach; college baseball coach (Panola

College). ADDITIONAL INTEREST: roping, baseball, fishing,

working out.

Ash Cooper

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: red and

white striped shirt, long baggies. ACHIEVEMENTS: Tour

Finale Challenge barrelman (Omaha), 2005; Canadian

Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2000-02; barrelman, 2003-

08; College National Finals Rodeo barrelman; Dodge

Montana Circuit Finals barrelman; two-time Dodge

Columbia Circuit Finals barrelman; Canadian TV’s Host

of the Year, 2007. RESIDENCE: Senlac, Saskatchewan.

BORN: Jan. 26, 1973. FAMILY: married. COLLEGE: Red

Deer (Alberta) College, degree in fine arts. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: TV host, professional Western artist,

rancher. WEB SITE: www.crashcooper.com.

David Copher

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies;

red, white and blue shirt; red and white polka-dot hat.

VITALS: 5-8, 190 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: Miss Fe Fe

Laboom the Wonder Dog, movie stunt horse trick riding

act, many more. ACHIEVEMENTS: Pikes Peak or Bust

Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 1999-2005; Rodeo de

Santa Fe (N.M.), 1999-2005. RESIDENCE: Santa Fe, N.M.

BORN: Nov. 18, 1954. FAMILY: daughter, Samantha.

COLLEGE: Central Texas College (Killeen), associate’s

degree in fine arts. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: painter,

sculptor. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: extreme skiing, art,

poetry.

John Copsy

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Bunnell, Fla.

BORN: Dec. 3, 1980.

Jamie Cox

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: Hawaiian

with fringe. VITALS: 6-2, 160 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2004;

Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale bullfighter,

2002. RESIDENCE: Kimberley, Idaho. BORN: July 21,

1976, Lakeside, Calif. FAMILY: wife, Anne; son, J.W.

OTHER OCCUPATION: concrete finisher. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: family, riding horses, dancing.

Jeffery Crouch

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. RESIDENCE: Bancroft, Wis.

BORN: March 24, 1982.

Brian Dailey

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful

shirt, baggy pants. VITALS: 6-0, 195 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge First Frontier Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 1995, 1997-2000, 2001 (injured). RESIDENCE:

Coroga Lake, N.Y. BORN: July 3, 1971, Hornell, N.Y.

FAMILY: wife, Kim; son, Riggin. COLLEGE: Lamar (Colo.)

Community College, associate’s degree in horse training

and management. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: equine dentistry,

raising bucking bulls.

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Bert Davis

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1976; Gold Card. NFR: opening

act, 2000, 2003, 2006;. STYLE OF DRESS: full-face

makeup, custom colorful shirts, long baggies, wigs,

costumes. VITALS: 5-10, 200 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS:

Garbageman’s Nightmare; Muttley Crew; Team Barnyard,

five-goat liberty act; Broken D Rodeo Company miniature

bucking bulls. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Comedy

Act of the Year nominee, 2003-04; Coors Man in the

Can nominee, 2006; featured on National Geographic’s

“Dogs with Jobs”; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2006-07; Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1998,

2004; Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2003;

Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2002;

PRCA executive council, contract personnel chairman/

at-large director, 2005-06; youngest bullfighter in PRCA

in 1974. RESIDENCE: Copperopolis, Calif. BORN: July

31, 1957, Fresno, Calif. FAMILY: wife, Frannie; daughter,

Cheyenne; son, Cody. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: animal

trainer, co-owner of rodeo company. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: traveling, family, Internet, performing, miniature

bucking cattle business.

Craig “Crockett” Davis

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: red or

yellow Hawaiian shirt, faded baggies. VITALS: 5-10, 180

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: twice nominated as Original

Coors Fan Favorite Cowboy. RESIDENCE: Catoosa, Okla.

BORN: Oct. 5, 1968. COLLEGE: Rogers State College

(Claremore, Okla.); Northeastern State University

(Tahlequah, Okla.), bachelor’s degree in psychology and

health and human performance. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

auctioneer, real estate. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: working

with children, public speaking, hunting.

Allan Dessel

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

baggy pants; red, white and blue shirts. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Woodward (Okla.) Elks PRCA Rodeo, Okla., 2008; Sitting

Bull Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.), 2005-08; Cherokee

(Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo, 2003-05; Dodge Great

Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2004, 2006, 2008.

RESIDENCE: Cherokee, Iowa. BORN: May 28, 1984,

Cherokee, Iowa. COLLEGE: Buena Vista University (Storm

Lake, Iowa). OTHER OCCUPATION: high school physics

and math teacher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: roping,

hunting, family. WEB SITE: www.allandessel.com.

Darrell Diefenbach

Bullfighter

NFR: 2001-08 (injured and did not appear in 2006, 2008).

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. STYLE OF DRESS: red shirt,

red and blue bandanas, black hat, red and blue makeup.

VITALS: 5-9, 170 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: backward

bull riding. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Bullfighter of the

Year, 2008; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

2001-02; Tour Finale (Las Vegas) specialty act,

2001, bullfighter, 2002, 2004; Tour Finale (Dallas) bullfighter,

2003-05; Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 2000-01; Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 2001; National Rodeo Association of

Australia Bullfighter of the Year, 1997; Australian world

champion bullfighter, 1996-97; RodeoHouston, 2005-

06; Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort

Worth, Texas), 2005-06; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede,

2004-06. RESIDENCE: Azle, Texas. BORN: March 7, 1974,

Gympie, Queensland, Australia. COLLEGE: Maryborough

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T.A.F.E. (Australia). OTHER OCCUPATION: construction.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: working out, raising cattle.

George Doak

Clown

NFR: bullfighter, 1971, 1977. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1961.

STYLE OF DRESS: green hat, Wrangler baggies and

shirts. VITALS: 6-0, 235 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: rubber

chicken, levitation act. ACHIEVEMENTS: ProRodeo

Hall of Fame inductee, 2000; Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame,

2008; National Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee, 2001;

Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up Hall of Fame, 1983; Texas

Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2000; Cowboy Capital

Walk of Fame, 2002; National High School Finals Rodeo,

three times; helped initiate Wrangler Bullfight program,

1979. RESIDENCE: Katy, Texas. BORN: May 18, 1937,

Fort Worth, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Reada; sons, George Jr.,

Steve, Mike. COLLEGE: Texas Tech University (Lubbock).

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: marketing rep and public relations

for Cavender’s Boot City. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

hunting, fishing, Special Olympics.

Greg Doering

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1975. VITALS: 5-10, 185 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: llamas, dogs. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Columbia River Circuit Finals, 1980-81; Dodge Columbia

River Circuit Clown of the Year, 1977. RESIDENCE:

Tualatin, Ore. BORN: Jan. 28, 1952, Cottage Grove, Ore.

FAMILY: wife, Karla; daughters, Erin, Shelby. COLLEGE:

Eastern Oregon State College (La Grande); Oregon State

University (Corvallis), bachelor’s degree in biology,

animal science. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: PRCA reserve

judge; plant health care, arboricultural and soil consultant.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, tennis, hunting,

fishing. WEB SITE: www.ISAPConsulting.com.

Chad Dowdy

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

red and black shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS: won freestyle bullfighting

at Benny Binion’s Famous Bucking Horse and

Bull Sale, 2008. RESIDENCE: Bristow, Okla. BORN: July 12,

1980. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rancher, pipeline welder.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: fishing, hunting.

Dusty Duba

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

and new style; red, white and blue jersey; red and white

makeup. VITALS: 5-11, 190 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals, 2005; Dodge Great Lakes

Circuit Finals, 1994-95; Grand National Rodeo (San

Francisco) bullfighter; National Little Britches Rodeo

Finals bullfighter. RESIDENCE: Kramer, Neb. BORN: Feb.

2, 1973, Crete, Neb. FAMILY: wife, Kayla. COLLEGE:

University of Nebraska (Lincoln). OTHER OCCUPATION:

owner, bar and grill. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting,

fishing, horses, golf. WEB SITE: www.DustyDuba.com.

Johnny Dudley

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: long

baggies, red and white shirt, blue hair. SPECIALTY

ACTS: Xploding Limousine, Mailman Skunk, Duck

and Chariot. ACHIEVEMENTS: Oklahoma City Xtreme

Bulls, 2006; Lubbock (Texas) ABC ProRodeo, 2008.

RESIDENCE: Live Oak, Texas. BORN: June 2, 1978.

COLLEGE: University of Houston, bachelor’s degree

in international business. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

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comedian, rodeo announcer, U.S. Marine Corp veteran.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, baseball, motorcycles.

WEB SITE: www.BackflipJohnny.com.

Shane Dunnam

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat; red, white and blue jersey; white socks. VITALS:

5-10, 160 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge National

Finals Circuit Rodeo, alternate, 2004; Dodge Mountain

States Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2003-05; Professional Bull

Riders World Finals bullfighter, two times. RESIDENCE:

Weatherford, Texas. BORN: July 26, 1981, Odessa, Texas.

FAMILY: wife, Lara. OTHER OCCUPATION: entrepreneur.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: snowboarding, hunting,

bucking horses and bulls.

Cory Edwards

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. RESIDENCE: Gillette, Wyo.

BORN: Dec. 9, 1980.

Greek Ellick Jr.

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. RESIDENCE: Rogersville,

Ala. BORN: Nov. 11, 1964, Claremore, Okla. FAMILY:

wife, Laina; daughters, Jazi, Jaide. COLLEGE: Butler

County Community College (El Dorado, Kan.). OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: spur maker, water and wastewater operator.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, hunting, fishing.

Kevin Ellis

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1995. STYLE OF DRESS: red and

white shirts, black hat, Wrangler baggies. VITALS: 6-1,

165 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Tour Finale (Omaha,

Neb.), 2004; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2002,

2005; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals, 1997-99,

2001-02, 2004, 2006. RESIDENCE: Mount Berry, Ga.

BORN: Aug. 26, 1966. COLLEGE: University of Georgia

(Athens), bachelor’s degree in animal science. OTHER

OCCUPATION: manager of equine center. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: riding colts, roping, sports.

Todd “T.C.” Evans

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990. STYLE OF DRESS: Wrangler

baggies; red, white, and blue fringed shirts. VITALS: 5-9,

175 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: canine hoopsters, canine

chuckwagon races. ACHIEVEMENTS: Columbia River

Circuit contract act and barrelman, 1995, 1998; Chief

Joseph Days (Joseph, Ore.); Omak (Wash.) Stampede;

appeared in New Face of the Oregon Lottery commercial,

2008; featured in Western Horseman magazine,

May 1995. RESIDENCE: Lostine, Ore. BORN: Sept.

24, 1964, Fayetteville, N.C. FAMILY: wife, Teah; sons,

Trace, Tegan; daughter, Tylee. COLLEGE: Boise (Idaho)

State University, bachelor’s degree in history education.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: emergency medical technician,

teacher, construction. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: animal

training, playing guitar.

Jim Bob Feller

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

NFR: barrelman, 1991, 1998-99. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1970. STYLE OF DRESS: green hat. VITALS: 5-11, 175

pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: Ben Gay Tiger, Country Star

Search, car act. ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for PRCA

Clown of the Year, 2001; Dodge National Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 1993; Wrangler Bullfight Finals bar-


elman, 1991, 1998-99; Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, six times. RESIDENCE: Granbury,

Texas. BORN: March 9, 1951, Waco, Texas. FAMILY: wife,

Donna; daughter, Tami; son, J.D. COLLEGE: Weatherford

(Texas) College; Tarrant County Junior College, Fort

Worth, Texas; University of Texas (Arlington). OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: construction, cattle, representative for

Dodge Rodeo.

Tom Feller

Clown, barrelman

NFR: barrelman, 1981; alternate, 1976, 1982, 1985. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1974. STYLE OF DRESS: sad, hobostyle

face; red and yellow striped shirts; red hat with

yellow band; Wrangler baggy jeans; red suspenders.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Beauty and Beast barrelman (Wrangler

Bullfighting Championship), 1981-83; PRCA Clown of the

Year, 1981, 1987; Lone Star Circuit Contract Act of the Year,

1982; Lone Star Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 1983,

alternate, 1982; featured in PM Magazine; Coors Man in

the Can, 1984, 1987; runner-up, 1985, 1988; Dodge Texas

Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 1986; Chairman, PRCA

Board of Directors, 2005-07. RESIDENCE: Fort Worth,

Texas. BORN: Sept. 10, 1948, Waco, Texas. COLLEGE:

University of Texas-Arlington, bachelor’s degree in fine

arts (art education). OTHER OCCUPATION: director of

event marketing, Justin Brands.

Charles “Chaz” Fish

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. STYLE OF DRESS: jerseys

and shorts, baggies, makeup. ACHIEVEMENTS: Mesquite

(Texas) Championship Rodeo, 2008; Florida High School

State Finals Rodeo, 2006-08. RESIDENCE: Ocala, Fla.

BORN: March 21, 1982. FAMILY: wife, Marie. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: welder. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: freestyle

bullfighting.

Jeffrey “J.W.” Franks

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. VITALS: 5-7, 150 pounds.

RESIDENCE: Haslet, Texas. BORN: Sept. 7, 1978, Fort

Worth, Texas. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: firefighting, fishing.

Ricky Franks

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1989. STYLE OF DRESS: purple

and white. RESIDENCE: Hollywood, Calif. BORN: Sept.

28, 1975. COLLEGE: Humboldt State University (Arcata,

Calif.), bachelor’s degree. OTHER OCCUPATION: farrier.

Don Freouf

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. STYLE OF DRESS: bright

shirts, Wrangler baggies, red tights, white knee pads, red

and white socks, black cleats. VITALS: 6-2, 195 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Sierra Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1988-89,

1992, 1994; Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco) bullfighter,

1988-89. RESIDENCE: Cody, Wyo. BORN: Aug.

30, 1959, Atkinson, Neb. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: pickup

man, truck driver. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: fishing.

Granger Gallegos

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: chili

peppers on shirt with fringe, shorts. ACHIEVEMENTS:

College National Finals Rodeo alternate bullfighter,

2006-07. RESIDENCE: Burns, Wyo. BORN: Feb. 27, 1976,

Ventura, Calif. FAMILY: wife, Misty; daughters: Kylie,

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Tehya, Sienna. COLLEGE: Eastern Wyoming College

(Torrington), University of Wyoming (Laramie), bachelor’s

degree in agricultural business. OTHER OCCUPATION:

sales. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: raising bucking bulls,

snowmobiling.

Robert Gann

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. STYLE OF DRESS: jerseys or

baggies, blue and white makeup. ACHIEVEMENTS: Old

Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.), 2007-08; XIT Rodeo

and Reunion (Dalhart, Texas), 2008; Phil Gardenhire

PRCA Rodeo (Poteau, Okla.), 2008; Mid-South Fair and

Rodeo (Memphis, Tenn.), 2008; Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair

and Rodeo, 2008; five-time International Finals Youth

Rodeo bullfighter. RESIDENCE: Lonoke, Ark. BORN: Nov.

16, 1979. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rodeo producer, stock

contractor; owner/operator of construction company.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: raising bucking bulls and

horses, fishing.

Jeff “Slim” Garner

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: gold hat,

gold shoes, black and white checkered shirt, printed

bandana, baggies, hobo face. VITALS: 6-3, 170 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: cowboy Cadillac, barbecued chicken,

air taxi, fishing boat. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Turquoise

Circuit Finals, 2005-06, 2008; Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo

(Vernal, Utah), 2008; Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo PRCA

Rodeo, 2004-06; Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo,

2005; Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede PRCA Rodeo, 2004-

05, 2008. RESIDENCE: Fredonia, Kan. BORN: Feb. 2, 1973.

FAMILY: wife, Alisha; daughter, Jacquelyn. COLLEGE:

Garden City (Kan.) Community College, associate’s

degree. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: roping, hunting. WEB

SITE: www.SlimGarner.com.

Joe Garretson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, professional jersey, black shorts, no makeup.

VITALS: 6-0, 170 pounds. RESIDENCE: Springfield, Mo.

BORN: Dec. 13, 1972. FAMILY: sons, Ty, Cole. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: owner, commercial concrete construction

business; bullfighting instructor. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

WEB SITE: www.JoeBullfighter.com.

Rodney Gaston

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: red, white

and blue. VITALS: 5-11, 190 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS:

car act, bull act. ANIMALS: dogs, Doc Holiday, Johnny

Ringo. ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for PRCA Clown of

the Year, 2001; Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

2001-02; Dodge First Frontier Circuit Finals 2003-

04; Dodge California Circuit Finals, 2006. RESIDENCE:

Hockley, Texas. BORN: Sept. 17, 1965, Rosenberg,

Texas. FAMILY: wife, Marnie; son, Brendon; daughter,

Richlynn; stepdaughters, Shelbie, Raigan. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: animal trainer, body shop manager.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: Jet skiing, boating, hanging

out with family.

Marc Gill

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: “old

school” Wrangler baggies, bandanas, red shirts with

silver trim. RESIDENCE: Laramie, Wyo. BORN: March

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6, 1974. FAMILY: son, Ryder. COLLEGE: University of

Wyoming (Laramie). OTHER OCCUPATION: carpentry.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: building log furniture, sports,

family time.

Seth “Shorty” Gorham

Bullfighter

NFR: 2005-06; alternate, 2002-03. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1997. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful shirts, baggies. VITALS:

5-10, 165 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge National

Finals Circuit Rodeo, 2004, 2006; Tour Finale (Las Vegas),

2003-04; (Tulsa, Okla.) 2006; Tour Finale (Omaha), 2005;

Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1998-2000;

California state high school finals, 1997. RESIDENCE: Red

Bluff, Calif. BORN: Aug.19, 1978. OTHER OCCUPATION:

rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, roping,

training horses.

Bud Graves

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. RESIDENCE: Toccoa, Ga.

BORN: June 4, 1951.

Donny Green

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1971. RESIDENCE: Battleground,

Wash. BORN: Oct. 11, 1953.

Sam Gress

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful

shirts, baggies, white and black makeup. VITALS: 5-11,

175 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Prairie Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2002; Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and

Bull Sale, 2001. RESIDENCE: Hutchinson, Kan. BORN:

Jan. 23, 1980. COLLEGE: Fort Scott (Kan.) Community

College. OTHER OCCUPATION: electrician. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: horseshoeing, fishing, hunting.

Don Griggs

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, floral polo shirt with black shorts. VITALS: 6-0,

190 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Columbia River

Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2005-08. RESIDENCE:

Hermiston, Ore. BORN: Aug. 5, 1974. FAMILY: wife, Torrie;

sons, Chance, Radley Gunner. OTHER OCCUPATION:

carpenter. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Andrew Gust

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Grass Lake,

Mich. BORN: Feb. 8, 1982. FAMILY: wife, Amanda;

son, Dale; daughter, Olivia. COLLEGE: Michigan State

University (East Lansing). OTHER OCCUPATION: conservationist.

Arthur Gust

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Manitou Beach,

Mich. BORN: Sept. 9, 1984.

Caine Hager

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. STYLE OF DRESS: bright

shirts, Wrangler baggies, red tights, white knee pads,

red and white socks, black cleats. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Sierra Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1988-89, 1992, 1994; Grand

National Rodeo (San Francisco) bullfighter, 1988-89.

RESIDENCE: Henderson, Colo. BORN: Aug. 30, 1973,

Garland, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Kristin; daughters, Hannah,

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Haley. OTHER OCCUPATION: pickup man. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: fishing.

Bradley Hair

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: red,

white and blue stars and stripes. SPECIALTY ACTS: oneof-a-kind

Model T taxi, Toni Llama. ACHIEVEMENTS:

U.S. Marine Corps Desert Storm veteran. RESIDENCE:

Williamson, Mich. BORN: July 22, 1969. FAMILY: wife,

Jolynn. COLLEGE: Purdue University (West Lafayette,

Ind.). OTHER OCCUPATION: herdsman for family dairy

farm. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: antique motorcycles,

dirt bikes, hunting, fishing.

Dennis Halstead

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: yellow

and black baggies, fancy boots. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 2007; two-time

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Entertainer

of the Year; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede barrelman, five

times; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

2006. RESIDENCE: Dewinton, Alberta. BORN: Aug. 17,

1959, Okotoks, Alberta. FAMILY: wife, Michele; son,

Chase. OTHER OCCUPATION: firefighter. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: calf roping, team roping.

Bill Hamilton

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: old baggies.

VITALS: 6-1, 170 pounds. RESIDENCE: Nampa,

Idaho. BORN: June 21, 1974, Nampa, Idaho. COLLEGE:

Treasure Valley Community College (Ontario, Ore.).

OTHER OCCUPATION: manager, High Five Buckers.

Patrick Hammett

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS:

yellow jersey, yellow shorts with cowboy hat.

ACHIEVEMENTS: American Junior Rodeo Association

Bullfighter of the Year; Texas high school regional bullfighter

of the year, 2005-06. RESIDENCE: El Paso, Texas.

BORN: Oct. 6, 1978, El Paso, Texas. COLLEGE: El Paso

Community College, associate’s degree in preveterinary

science. OTHER OCCUPATION: veterinary technician.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: trout fishing, hunting, shooting,

snowboarding.

Miles Hare

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: 1977, 1985, 1988-91. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1975.

STYLE OF DRESS: grey hat, red and white shirt, skirt-style

baggy pants. VITALS: 5-9, 165 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Wrangler world champion bullfighter, 1981, 1988 (tie with

Rob Smets); youngest bullfighter (22) to work National

Finals Rodeo, 1977; Wrangler Bullfight Tour, 1981-88;

Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1992. RESIDENCE:

Liberty, Texas. BORN: Aug. 17, 1955, Gordon, Neb.

FAMILY: wife, Melinda. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: team

roping, breaking colts. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: team

roping, bass fishing, tennis.

Aaron Hargo

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. STYLE OF DRESS: shorts,

flashy shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS: Rancho Mission Viejo

Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), 2008; Brawley (Calif.)

Cattle Call Rodeo, 2008; Industry Hill Charity Rodeo (City

of Industry, Calif.), 2008; Kern County Sheriff Reserve


Stampede Days (Bakersfield, Calif.), 2008; Ventura (Calif.)

County Fair Rodeo, 2008. RESIDENCE: Somerset, Calif.

BORN: June 19, 1986. COLLEGE: graduate, Shasta

College Firefighter Academy. OTHER OCCUPATION:

landscaping. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: basketball,

working out.

Dwayne C. Hargo

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: alternate, 1989, 2002. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1984. STYLE OF DRESS: wild colors. VITALS: 5-7, 150

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Turquoise Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 1992; Wrangler world champion bullfighter,

1989; Wrangler Bullfight Tour, 1986-93, top 10,

1986, 1988, 1993; three-time Dodge National Finals

Circuit Rodeo bullfighter; four-time Dodge Wilderness

Circuit Finals bullfighter; Canadian Finals Rodeo bullfighter;

two-time Dodge California Circuit bullfighter;

stunt double for television and movies. RESIDENCE:

Somerset, Calif. BORN: March 17, 1961, Fort Fairfield,

Maine. FAMILY: wife, Nanette; sons, Dwayne Jr., Aaron.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: hydroseeding, landscaper.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: family.

Dwayne D. Hargo

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Somerset, Calif.

BORN: Jan. 1, 1983.

Clifton “Hollywood” Harris

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: hobo.

VITALS: 6-2, 190. SPECIALTY ACT: magical grand illusions.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Professional Bull Riders Finals

barrelman, two times. RESIDENCE: Reddick, Fla. BORN:

Aug. 24, 1960, Waco, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Kelly; son,

Brinson. COLLEGE: Sam Houston State University

(Huntsville, Texas).

Lecile Harris

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1982. STYLE OF DRESS: cowboy

hobo. VITALS: 6-4, 200 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS:

piano act, baseball act, the Wrangler Roadster, Mr.

Whiggins, magic act, The Shootout, whip act, others.

ACHIEVEMENTS: ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee, 2007;

PRCA Clown of the Year, 1992, 1994-96, nominated,

2008; seven years on TV’s Hee Haw; bullfighter for U.S.

rodeo team touring Africa; Dodge National Finals Circuit

Rodeo, 1991, 1997; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals;

Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals, five times; Canadian

Finals Rodeo, five times; Collierville (Tenn.) Sports Hall

of Fame. RESIDENCE: Collierville, Tenn. BORN: Nov. 6,

1936, Lake Cormorant, Miss. FAMILY: wife, Ethel; daughter,

Christi; sons, Matt, Chuck. COLLEGE: University of

Tennessee (Martin). ADDITIONAL INTEREST: golf. WEB

SITE: www.Lecile.com.

Matt Harris

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman;

Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman.

RESIDENCE: Collierville, Tenn. BORN: Dec. 20,

1958. FAMILY: wife, Joy; son, Justin; daughter, Indie.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: antique cars, spending time

with family.

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Richie Harris

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: red, purple

and green shirts; tie-dyed socks; baggies. VITALS:

5-9, 140 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: National Western

Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver), 2003-05; National Little

Britches Finals Rodeo, 1998-99, 2001-02. RESIDENCE:

Keenesburg, Colo. BORN: May 28, 1976, Denver, Colo.

FAMILY: wife, Christine; son, Braiden. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: wakeboarding, riding motorcycles, basketball,

football.

J.J. Harrison

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: jerseys,

bright shorts. SPECIALTY ACTS: sumo, dancing,

walk-and-talk antics. ACHIEVEMENTS: Sisters (Ore.)

Rodeo, Walla Walla (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo; Crooked River

Roundup (Prineville, Ore.); Eastern Oregon Livestock

Show and Rodeo (Union, Ore.); Wild Rogue ProRodeo

(Central Point, Ore.). RESIDENCE: Walla Walla, Wash.

BORN: May 13, 1975, The Dalles, Ore. FAMILY: wife,

Melissa; son, Huck. COLLEGE: Washington State

University (Pullman), bachelor’s degree; University of

Phoenix, master’s degree. OTHER OCCUPATION: community

college marketing coordinator. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: roping, martial arts, school assemblies, son.

WEB SITE: www.HarrisonEntertainment.com

John Harrison

Barrelman

NFR: 2001, 2008. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE

OF DRESS: grease paint, bright colors. SPECIALTY

ACTS: comedy trick riding, Miss Rodeo Universe.

ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated four times for PRCA Comedy

Act of the Year, nominated twice for PRCA Dress Act of

the Year. RESIDENCE: Soper, Okla. BORN: Oct. 12, 1978.

FAMILY: wife, Carla; daughter, Addison. COLLEGE: Colby

(Kan.) Community College.; Southeastern Oklahoma

State University (Durant); bachelor’s degree in agricultural

business. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rancher, entrepreneur.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: event production.

Wade Harvey

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. RESIDENCE: Pilesgrove, N.J..

BORN: March 28, 1976.

John Hayden

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1982. STYLE OF DRESS: red, white

and blue shirts; black derby; green hair. VITALS: 5-8,

170 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: miniature horse act,

miniature mule-chicken act, big and little two-horse

liberty act. RESIDENCE: Fort Scott, Kan. BORN: July 19,

1943, St. Louis, Mo. FAMILY: daughter, Kelley. OTHER

OCCUPATION: ranch hand. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

working ranch horses, training, fishing, deer hunting.

Mike Hayhurst

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: red hat,

blond wig, Wrangler baggies, striped shirts. VITALS:

6-1, 190 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: rodeo cowboy

school, Lard-X 2000, Clone-O-Matic, Little Line Dancers.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman and specialty act, 2006; U.S. Smokeless

Tobacco Company Challenger Tour, 2005. RESIDENCE:

Barstow, Calif. BORN: Sept. 12, 1962, Modesto, Calif.

FAMILY: wife, Jeanette; sons, Jacob, Sean. COLLEGE:

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Chapman University (Orange, Calif.), master’s degree in

education. OTHER OCCUPATION: middle school history

teacher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: computers, playing

guitar, family. WEB SITE: www.ProRodeoClown.com.

Chuck Henson

Clown

NFR: 1967, 1971. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1965; Gold Card.

VITALS: 6-1, 170 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Clown

of the Year, 1977; Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, 1995;

Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame. RESIDENCE:

Tucson, Ariz. BORN: Feb. 4, 1931, Arcadia, Fla. FAMILY:

wife, Nancy; daughters, Nancy, Leigh Ann. COLLEGE:

University of Arizona (Tucson). OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

stunt man, owner of construction company.

Kevin Higley

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1984. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy

pants, wild shirts, blue or red hat, striped suspenders,

red and white makeup. VITALS: 6-1, 195 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: Hollywood Tex and John, Billy the

Kid. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 1985-90, barrelman, 1991, 1993-94,

1997, 2006; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

1995, 1997; Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals

barrelman, 1996. RESIDENCE: Hooper, Utah. BORN:

Dec. 1, 1956, Ogden, Utah. FAMILY: wife, Tammy; sons,

Justin, Casey, Trevor, Colton. OTHER OCCUPATION:

general contractor. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: family,

raising bucking bulls, skiing, camping.

Jim Hill

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1965. STYLE OF DRESS: red alpine

cap, Wranglers. VITALS: 5-7, 150 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: mare, mule, hat cleaner. ACHIEVEMENTS: performed

in rodeos in 42 states, Canada, Mexico; Andy

Womack Memorial Award at Rodeo! de Santa Fe (N.M.).

RESIDENCE: Enid, Okla. BORN: June 2, 1944, Enid,

Okla. FAMILY: wife, Diane; daughter, Noelene; son, J.D.

COLLEGE: Phillips University (Enid, Okla.), bachelor’s and

master’s degrees. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: teacher, college

professor, social worker. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

leathercraft, reading, calligraphy, martial arts.

Timothy Hill

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Muscle Shoals,

Ala. BORN: Nov. 21, 1982.

Robbie Hodges

Barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: contestant, 1991; barrelman,

2004. STYLE OF DRESS: funny face, traditional.

ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Clown of the Year nominee,

2006; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

2006; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

2005; former NASCAR Bush Grand National Series

truck driver for Mike Wallace. RESIDENCE: Cave Spring,

Ga. BORN: Jan. 11, 1968. FAMILY: wife, Lynn; sons, Reed,

Blake; daughter, Carli.

Scott Honeycutt

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1983. STYLE OF DRESS: old

school, baggies, blue or red shirt, grease paint. VITALS:

6-2, 190 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Payson (Ariz.), 2008;

Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede, 1991-2002; Parada del

Sol Rodeo (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 1986-2002; Wrangler Tour,

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1986-1989. RESIDENCE: Alamosa, Colo. BORN: Aug.

3, 1967, Alamosa, Colo. FAMILY: wife, Verla; sons, Tel,

Orrin. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: stock contractor, pickup

man, school bus driver. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: being

with family, skiing.

Bryan Hope

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. VITALS: 6-0, 190 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals,

1995, 1997-98, 2000; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals;

Calgary (Alberta) Stampede; Rodeo Royal (Dodge

City, Kan.); Washington Parish Free Fair and Rodeo

(Franklinton, La.), 1996-97. RESIDENCE: Ninety Six,

S.C. BORN: Dec. 23, 1959, Atlanta, Ga. FAMILY: wife,

Sheila; daughters, Bryana, Abbey, Ellie. COLLEGE: Lander

University (Greenwood, S.C.), bachelor’s degree in health

and physical education; Furman University (Greenville,

S.C.), graduate work in exercise studies. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: owner of barbecue house, dump truck

business, auctioneer. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: people,

hunting, Jesus.

Michael Horton

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1980. RESIDENCE: Mineral Wells,

Texas. BORN: Feb. 5, 1962.

Kaden Hovis

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: Hawaiian.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Washington State High School Rodeo

Association Finals bullfighter, two years; Eagle Scout,

1996. RESIDENCE: Toppenish, Wash. BORN: Dec. 4,

1978, Brier, Wash. COLLEGE: Mission Farrier School

(Snohomish, Wash.), horseshoer certification. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: farrier, leatherworker. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Wright Howington

Clown, barrelman

NFR: barrelman, 1970. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1959.

STYLE OF DRESS: brown hat with Mountie crease,

baggy pants, gray hair. VITALS: 5-11, 193 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: inductee, Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of

Fame, 2008. RESIDENCE: Sunset, Texas. BORN: Feb. 20,

1940, Fort Worth, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Terry. COLLEGE:

Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas), bachelor’s

degree in ranch management. OTHER OCCUPATION:

ranching. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: hunting.

Quirt Hunt

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: black hat,

red and white striped shirt, blue baggies, white shoes.

VITALS: 5-11, 175 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Prairie Circuit Finals, 2003; Dodge Turquoise Circuit

Finals, 2004, 2007; Omaha (Neb.) Tour Finale, 2004-

06; National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver),

2006-08; Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs,

Colo.), 2003-08. RESIDENCE: Lisco, Neb. BORN: Aug. 14,

1978. FAMILY: wife, Amber; daughter, Raylynn. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: ranch hand, horse trainer. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: roping, fishing, hunting.

Ronnie “Iceman” Hunter

Barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

loud shirts with question marks. VITALS: 6-0, 220 pounds.

RESIDENCE: Holdenville, Okla. BORN: Sept. 9, 1953.


COLLEGE: East Central University (Ada, Okla.), master’s

degree in school administration. OTHER OCCUPATION:

high school teacher, principal. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

rope calves, fishing.

Jerry Hurst

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1971. STYLE OF DRESS: red shirt,

yellow bandana, baggies. VITALS: 5-11, 155 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: magic cow patty; comedy truck.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 1981; Great American West Rodeo (Logan,

Utah), 2001-05; Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo

Series, 2004-05. RESIDENCE: Grantsville, Utah. BORN:

Feb. 14, 1950. FAMILY: wife, Sheila; sons, Brad, Jason,

Dillon. COLLEGE: Utah State University (Logan), bachelor’s

degree in agricultural education, master’s degree in

agricultural education. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: retired

agriculture teacher, salesman. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

horses, cattle, hunting, raising rodeo bulls.

Lane Hurst

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: green

and white striped shirt and socks, black shorts, Wrangler

baggies. VITALS: 6-2, 200 pounds. RESIDENCE: Bedias,

Texas. BORN: Aug. 24, 1966, Seminole, Okla. FAMILY:

wife, Sharese; sons, Braeden, Keegan; daughter, Annsley.

COLLEGE: Blinn College (Brenham, Texas); Sam Houston

State University (Huntsville, Texas), bachelor’s degree

in criminal justice; master’s degree in digital forensics.

OTHER OCCUPATION: police officer. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: announcing, horses.

Keith Isley

Clown, barrelman

NFR: 1998-2002, 2008. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. STYLE

OF DRESS: red, white and blue shirts; baggy pants; red

hat. VITALS: 6-1, 185 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: trick

riding, horse acts, dog acts, comedy aerobic workout,

bull whips, trick roping. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Clown

of the Year, 2006, 2008; Coors Man in the Can, 2006;

Comedy Act of the Year, 2004; PRCA Specialty Act of the

Year, 1999-2002; PRCA Dress Act of the Year, 2006; Dodge

National Finals Circuit Rodeo specialty act and barrelman,

1999-2000; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals, 2008;

Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals, 2007; Dodge Great

Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2003; Dodge First Frontier

Circuit Finals, 1999-2001, 2004-06; Dodge Southeastern

Circuit Finals, 1996. RESIDENCE: Reidsville, N.C. BORN:

Oct. 9, 1957, Reidsville, N.C. FAMILY: wife, Melanie.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: team roping, fishing, animal

training. WEB SITE: www.KeithIsley.com.

Scott Jackson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Crandall, Texas.

BORN: March 26, 1981.

David Jantzi

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: bright

yellow shirts, baggies, shorts, black cowboy hat.

RESIDENCE: Sugar Creek, Ohio. BORN: March 19, 1982.

COLLEGE: Ohio State University, degree in beef production

and management. OTHER OCCUPATION: buyer,

seller of cattle.

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Robert Jeanes

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: denim

shirt, stars and stripes on baggies. VITALS: 5-9, 165

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Texas High School State

Finals, 1998. RESIDENCE: Hamshire, Texas. BORN: Nov.

5, 1974, Bryan, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Alicia. COLLEGE: Lee

College (Baytown, Texas). OTHER OCCUPATION: used

pipe sales. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: raising bucking

and fighting bulls.

Kelly Jennings

Bullfighter

NFR: 2008. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF

DRESS: yellow and black makeup, wild shirts, baggies,

cowboy hat. VITALS: 6-1, 185 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Ariat Playoffs, Dallas, 2007; Dodge National Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2005, 2008; Dodge Xtreme Bulls Finals

(Indianapolis), 2006; Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals

Rodeo, nine times; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals

Rodeo, twice. RESIDENCE: Shoshone, Idaho. BORN:

June 15, 1971, Sun Valley, Idaho. FAMILY: wife, Karen;

sons, Ruger, Shane. COLLEGE: Western Montana State

(Dillon). OTHER OCCUPATION: ranching. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: hunting.

Barry Johnson

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990. STYLE OF DRESS: gray wig,

baggies, black hat. VITALS: 6-1, 200 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: car act, “Boom Boom’s Beauty Box,” “Giant

Firecracker.” ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Wilderness Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2000; Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals,

1998; Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1995; Dodge

Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1993; Dodge Mountain

States Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1990-91. RESIDENCE: North

Platte, Neb. BORN: May 11, 1950, Holyoke, Colo. FAMILY:

wife, Sheila; daughter, Renee; son, Cody. COLLEGE:

Chadron (Neb.) State College, bachelor’s degree in biology.

OTHER OCCUPATION: taxidermist. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, golf, nature. WEB SITE:

www.BarryBoomBoomJohnson.net.

Louis Jones

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. VITALS: 5-9, 175 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and

Bull Sale bullfighting champion, 2000. RESIDENCE:

Magna, Utah. BORN: June 21, 1977, Magna, Utah. OTHER

OCCUPATION: construction foreman. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: freestyle motocross.

Shane Kenney

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: red

or blue shirt; black shorts, socks; straw or black hat.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Old Chisholm Days ProRodeo (Roswell,

N.M.); Ponca Days of ’56 Rodeo (Ponca City, Okla.);

Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo (Cleburne, Texas);

Trinity Valley Exposition (Liberty, Texas); Lea County

Fair and Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), 2004; Hidalgo, Texas,

2004; Comal County Fair and Rodeo (New Braunfels,

Texas), 2005. RESIDENCE: Dayton, Texas. BORN: Aug.

21, 1978. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: veterinary technician,

ranch work. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing,

team roping.

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Loyd Ketchum

Bullfighter

NFR: 1992-96; alternate, 1990-91, 1997; Wrangler

Bullfight Tour world champion, 1991. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1987. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy pants,

loud shirt, red tights, new cowboy hat. VITALS: 5-5, 150

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up,

1991-present; Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, 1989-present;

Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede, 1989-present;

Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, 1989-present; Black Hills

Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); Dodge Montana

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1988-96; Dodge National Finals

Circuit Rodeo, 1989-90, 1992-93; bullfighter in movie

“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.” RESIDENCE:

Miles City, Mont. BORN: Oct. 25, 1961, Ekalaka, Mont.

FAMILY: wife, Ashlee; son, Casey. COLLEGE: Miles

City (Mont.) Community College, associate’s degree

in auto mechanics. OTHER OCCUPATION: rancher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing. WEB SITE:

www.LoydKetchum.com.

Phillip Kiesner

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Granbury,

Texas. BORN: March 30, 1960.

Martin Kiff

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990. STYLE OF DRESS: yellow,

white, blue and red shirt; Wranglers; silver hat;

yellow wig and face; white eyes; white mouth; yellow

socks. SPECIALTY ACTS: Elmo’s Hay Service, car

act, Mystro, recycler, clown condo. ACHIEVEMENTS:

California Circuit president, 2006-07; Dodge National

Finals Circuit Rodeo barrelman, 2004; Dodge California

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1999-2003; two-time West Coast

College Regional Finals barrelman; performed more

than 1,000 times. RESIDENCE: Healdsburg, Calif. BORN:

Aug. 15, 1963, Corte Madera, Calif. FAMILY: wife, Jami;

sons, Lucas, Wilson. COLLEGE: California Polytechnic

State University (San Luis Obispo), bachelor’s degree in

English. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: college basketball and

baseball official, metal artist. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

golf, fishing, reading, writing.

Ted Kimzey

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

NFR: barrelman, 1980, 1986; alternate, 1987. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1974; Gold Card. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy

pants, green hat with orange trim, wild shirts, bloomers.

VITALS: 5-6, 155 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: trained

animals, six-wheeled ambulance. ACHIEVEMENTS: NFR

Wrangler Bullfight barrelman, 1985-98, 2000; Dodge

National Finals Circuit Rodeo barrelman, 1996; PRCA

Clown of the Year, 1986; Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 10 times; Oklahoma State High School

Finals, 1977; Prairie Circuit Clown of the Year, 1981;

Coors Man in the Can finalist, 1985-86, 1989-97, 1999.

RESIDENCE: Strong City, Okla. BORN: Aug. 13, 1952,

Cheyenne, Okla. FAMILY: wife, Jennifer; daughter, Dusta;

sons, Sage, Trey. COLLEGE: Southwestern Oklahoma

State University (Weatherford), bachelor’s degree in

industrial education. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: auctioneer,

rancher. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: collecting bits

and spurs.

George Kinter

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful.

VITALS: 5-6, 150 pounds. RESIDENCE: Toppenish,

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Wash. BORN: Feb. 13, 1959, Yakima, Wash. FAMILY: wife,

Mary; sons, Luke, Skye. OTHER OCCUPATION: rancher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, trapping.

Chuck Kite

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1991. ACHIEVEMENTS: Linderman

Award winner, 1995. RESIDENCE: Monfort, Wis. BORN:

April 24, 1969.

Jesse Knudsen

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: black

and white face paint, stone-washed baggies. VITALS:

6-0, 180 pounds. RESIDENCE: Manawa, Wis. BORN:

May 22, 1976, New London, Wis. FAMILY: son, Trenton.

COLLEGE: Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, associate’s

degree of applied science. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

foreman of concrete company, leatherworker, PRCA

announcer. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, fishing, movies,

Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers.

Luke Kraut

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. STYLE OF DRESS: blue with

white polka dots. RESIDENCE: Wittmann, Ariz. BORN:

Jan. 24, 1971, Queensland, Australia. FAMILY: wife, Gina;

sons, Lane, Cavy, Boyce. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: farrier,

stock contractor. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: raising

bucking bulls.

Wayne Kroll

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. RESIDENCE: Carneys Point,

N.J. BORN: April 14, 1977.

Philip “Kroppy” Kropp

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. RESIDENCE: West Azle,

Texas. BORN: April 13, 1983.

Wade Kunze

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: pink shirts

with fringe, baggies, makeup. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2004, 2006.

RESIDENCE: Moorhead, Iowa. BORN: Aug. 28, 1984.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, sports.

Kelley LaCoste

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1976. STYLE OF DRESS: tramp

makeup, Wrangler baggies, red hat. SPECIALTY

ACTS: hot clown car, rabbit, pony, skunk, dogs.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, 1985-

1995; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals, 1987-89; performed

for the Queen of England. RESIDENCE: Zachary, La.

BORN: Nov. 10, 1947. FAMILY: son, Kelley. COLLEGE:

University of Tennessee (Knoxville), business administration.

OTHER OCCUPATION: retired shop owner.

Colin LaMont

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: black hat,

yellow plaid shirt, blue shorts, baggies. RESIDENCE:

Glenham, S.D. BORN: Aug. 28, 1983. COLLEGE: South

Dakota State University, bachelor’s degree, range

science. OTHER OCCUPATION: rancher. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: raising, training horses.


Donnie Landis

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

NFR: 1993, 1995; alternate, 1997. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1978. STYLE OF DRESS: red sponge nose, baggy pants,

colorful shirts, Western hats. VITALS: 5-6, 165 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: Donnie’s Amazing Magic Show, Mario

the Flea, Wild Cantbeatalope, Miniature One-Armed

Bandit, Harvey the Rabbit, the Claimjumpers, Giant

Mousetrap, Nashville Star. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 1995, 2002;

Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo clown and

bullfighter, 1988; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 1995; Sierra Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

1978, barrelman, 1992, and clown, 1996; Calgary

(Alberta) Stampede barrelman, 1995; Pendleton (Ore.)

Round-Up barrelman, 1989-91, 1993; Reno (Nev.) Rodeo

bullfighter, 1991, barrelman, 1992-95; California High

School Association Rodeo bullfighter and clown, 1976-

77. RESIDENCE: Gooding, Idaho. BORN: June 7, 1960,

Los Angeles. FAMILY: wife, Rabecca; sons, Travis, Kyler,

Tucker, Michael, Robert; daughter, Leslie. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: fishing, animal training, magic.

Dusty Lapp

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: blue,

red, white shirts; shorts; black hat. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho), 2008; Great Falls,

Mont., 2008. RESIDENCE: Hansen, Idaho. BORN: July 24,

1978. COLLEGE: Dominion Bible College, Seattle. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: construction, writing children’s books.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hanging out with family, singing,

playing guitar, men’s ministry.

Eric Layton

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: wild,

colorful shirts; black shorts, black hat. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Clark County Fair and Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); Red Bluff

(Calif.) Round-Up; Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; California Rodeo

Salinas; Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; Bremerton (Wash.) Xtreme

Bulls. RESIDENCE: Red Bluff, Calif. BORN: Jan. 12, 1984.

COLLEGE: West Hills Community College, Coalinga, Calif.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: seasoning bucking horses and

bulls. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Ben Lee

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: variety

of shirts, black shorts. VITALS: 5-9, 175 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 2004-05; Dodge Southeastern Circuit

Finals Rodeo saddle bronc riding qualifier, 2001-07;

many Xtreme Bulls tour events. RESIDENCE: Warner

Robins, Ga. BORN: July 8, 1977, Macon, Ga. FAMILY:

wife, Stacy; sons Wick, Zeke. COLLEGE: Abraham

Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, Ga.); Macon State

College. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: office equipment sales;

owner, Christ Bar None Custom Leather. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: golf. WEB SITE: www.BenLeeRodeo.com.

Alan D. “Butch” Lehmkuhler

Clown, barrelman

NFR: 1990; alternate, 1989, 1991-92. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1977. STYLE OF DRESS: red, white and blue shirts; yellow

scarf; black derby hat. VITALS: 5-7, 165 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: trampoline. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA

Clown of the Year, 1989-91, 1993, 1997; Coors Man in the

Can, 1989, 1992; Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo,

1988; Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1993;

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1990, 1992; Dodge

Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1986, 1988, 2004.

RESIDENCE: North Platte, Neb. BORN: March 24, 1954,

Arnold, Neb. FAMILY: wife, Melanie; son, Dean; daughter,

Bailey. COLLEGE: Chadron (Neb.) State College,

bachelor’s degree in education and psychology. OTHER

OCCUPATION: teacher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: furniture

building, woodworking, sports, history.

Tim Lepard

Barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: red, white

and blue. SPECIALTY ACT: three dogs, three monkeys

herd bighorn sheep in arena. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge First Frontier Circuit Finals barrelman, specialty

act, 2008; Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; Laughlin (Nev.)

River Stampede PRCA Rodeo; Redding (Calif.) Rodeo;

Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo, Ark-La-Miss

Stampede Days (Monroe, La.). RESIDENCE: Pontotoc,

Miss. BORN: Jan. 30, 1962. FAMILY: daughter, Lakelynn.

OTHER OCCUPATION: electrician. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: training animals, spending tine with daughter,

working in flower beds, water skiing, motocross.

WEB SITE: www.TeamGhostRiders.com.

Troy Lerwill

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

NFR: opening act, 2001, 2003; barrelman, 2006-08.

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. STYLE OF DRESS: yellow

hat, yellow and blue shirt, baggies. VITALS: 5-7, 180

pounds. SPECIALTY ACT: “The Wild Child” motorcycle

act. ACHIEVEMENTS: Coors Man in the Can, 2007-

08; PRCA Comedy Act of the Year, 2002-03, 2005-08;

nominated for Clown of the Year, 2008; Copenhagen Cup

Finale (Las Vegas) specialty act, 2001; Dodge National

Finals Circuit Rodeo specialty act, 2001, 2003; Dodge

Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 2006;

Dodge Mountain Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 2001,

2003; Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

2004; Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort

Worth, Texas), 2002, 2005; Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, 2001,

2003-04. RESIDENCE: Payson, Utah. BORN: Jan. 2, 1967.

FAMILY: wife, Rebecca. OTHER OCCUPATION: owner

of mountain bike store. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

mountain biking, alpine climbing, camping. WEB SITE:

www.TheWildChild.net.

J.R. Leslie

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. RESIDENCE: Omak, Wash.

BORN: Dec. 27, 1976.

Michael Lewis

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. RESIDENCE: Nashville, Ga.

BORN: Feb. 26, 1974.

Ryan Litwin

Barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: red,

white and blue jersey; baggy shorts/pants. RESIDENCE:

Bozeman, Mont. BORN: Sept. 11, 1975. COLLEGE:

Montana State University (Bozeman). ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, operating camera and editing for

outdoor TV and video. WEB SITE: www.RocketRyan.net.

Ace Lloyd

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS:

long-sleeved black shirt, black shorts, black hat.

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ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Texas Circuit Finals bullfighter,

2008. RESIDENCE: Stephenville, Texas. BORN: May 15,

1983. FAMILY: Mitt and Corrie Lloyd. COLLEGE: Tarleton

State University (Stephenville, Texas). ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: raising bucking bulls.

Aaron Loewe

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: navy blue

shorts and shirts. ACHIEVEMENTS: College National

Finals Rodeo, 2001-03; National High School Finals

Rodeo, 2001-03. RESIDENCE: Schuyler, Neb. BORN:

Sept. 29, 1970. FAMILY: wife, Kari; son, Dylan. COLLEGE:

Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville), bachelor’s

degree in agricultural science. OTHER OCCUPATION:

horse trainer. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: breaking colts,

picking up.

Tommy Lucia

Clown

NFR: 1973; alternate, 1972, 1979; opening act, 1997.

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1966. STYLE OF DRESS: Western

attire, white hat, black and white chaps. VITALS: 5-8,

175 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: “Whiplash” the cowboy

monkey, working sheep dogs, comedy and dancing

horse act. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Dress Act of the Year,

2003-05; Texas Circuit contract act of the year, 1984;

nominated 10 times for PRCA Contract Act of the Year.

RESIDENCE: Weatherford, Texas. BORN: June 1, 1941,

Minneapolis, Minn. FAMILY: wife, Kelly; sons, Tommy

Joe, Josh, Dominic, Anthony, Poppy. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: ordained minister, dog and horse trainer,

cattle buyer, auctioneer.

Matt Lucking

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: Wrangler

baggies, wild shirts, black hat, sweats and cleats. VITALS:

5-10, 160 pounds. SPECIALTY ACT: Jake the Fighting Bull.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 2001; Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals bullfighter,

1999-2000; Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals bullfighter,

1994-98; Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull

Sale bullfighting champion, 1992. RESIDENCE: Arlington,

Ariz. BORN: Feb. 3, 1973, Dayton, Ohio. COLLEGE:

Glendale (Ariz.) Community College and Scottsdale

(Ariz.) Community College. OTHER OCCUPATION: trading

rope horses. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: roping.

Mike Matt

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: opening, specialty act, 2004. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1994. STYLE OF DRESS: black taped shoes, baggies,

straw hat, white makeup. VITALS: 5-9, 165 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler Bullfight Tour Finals, 1995-

98, 2000; Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, 2004-06; PRCA

Bullfighter of the Year nominee, 2005-06; PRCA Specialty

Act (Dress) of the Year nominee, 2005; Wrangler World

Champion Bullfighter, 1996-97, 2000; Copenhagen Cup

Finale (Las Vegas) bullfighter, 2000; Dodge National

Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 1996; Canadian Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 1996; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals

Rodeo bullfight qualifier; George Strait/Wrangler commercial,

1995; Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals

bullfighter, 1995; All Frontier Conference defensive back,

1992-93. RESIDENCE: Arlington, Ariz. BORN: Aug. 11,

1972, Missoula, Mont. COLLEGE: Dickinson (N.D.) State

University, Western Montana College (Dillon), bachelor’s

degree in biology and physical education.

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Cliff Maxwell

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: tuxedostyle

shirt, red or black high-top cleats, Wrangler baggies.

VITALS: 6-0, 175 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Turquoise Circuit Finals, seven times; Benny Binion’s

Bucking Horse and Bull Sale freestyle champion, 1997.

RESIDENCE: Taylor, Ariz. BORN: Sept. 8, 1968, McNary,

Ariz. FAMILY: wife, Kim; daughter, Kasey; son, Trevon.

OTHER OCCUPATION: cabinet maker. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: bow hunting, archery, softball.

Phil Maxwell

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1962. STYLE OF DRESS: long baggies;

checkered shirt; red, black and white face paint.

RESIDENCE: Monrovia, Calif. BORN: Jan. 31, 1935, Eager,

Ariz. VITALS: 5-11, 155 pounds. COLLEGE: Brigham

Young University (Provo, Utah), bachelor’s degree;

California Lutheran College (Thousand Oaks), master’s

degree. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: teacher, saddle maker,

rancher. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: family.

Scott McClain

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: pickup man, 2000. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1981.

STYLE OF DRESS: Western. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Mountain States Circuit Finals bullfighter, three times.

RESIDENCE: Lyman, Neb. BORN: Dec. 20, 1958, Ogallala,

Neb. FAMILY: wife, Mary. COLLEGE: Eastern Wyoming

University (Torrington); University of Wyoming (Laramie).

OTHER OCCUPATION: leather crafter.

Ashley McClellan

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: red shirt,

blue baggies, red and white makeup, silver-belly hat with

red trim. VITALS: 6-3, 220 pounds. RESIDENCE: Richfield,

Utah. BORN: Feb. 6, 1981, Wichita, Kan. FAMILY: wife,

Kasey; son, Rhody.

Dale “Gizmo” McCracken

Clown, barrelman

NFR: specialty act, 2005. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1992.

STYLE OF DRESS: red and white striped shirts, orange

and green shoes. VITALS: 6-0, 190 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: Buckin’ Ambulance, Gizmo’s Sir-rink-in Machine,

golf act, Mustang Sally, Chicken Rocket. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Texas Circuit Finals, 2008; Dodge Prairie Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 1998-2005; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals,

1997-2003; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals, 1994-96,

2000-01; Dodge Southeast Circuit Finals, 2004; PRCA

Specialty (Comedy) Act of the Year nominee, 2002;

Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2006; Cheyenne

(Wyo.) Frontier Days, 2001-02; Texas Stampede (Dallas),

2008. RESIDENCE: Wheaton, Mo. BORN: Dec. 29, 1961,

Monett, Mo. FAMILY: wife, Janice; daughters, Mandy,

Cassie. OTHER OCCUPATION: convenience store owner.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: gospel music, kids, golf. WEB

SITE: www.GizmoMcCracken.com.

Sidney McFarland

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. RESIDENCE: Montgomery,

Ala. BORN: Nov. 3, 1951.

Lance McIlvain

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: blue

Hawaiian. ACHIEVEMENTS: Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse


and Bull Sale bullfighting champion, 2003. RESIDENCE:

Arlington, Texas. BORN: June 7, 1983. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: camping, snowboarding, grilling.

Wesley McManus

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. STYLE OF DRESS: cutoff

baggies, purple and pink or black and red shirt

with fringe. VITALS: 5-10, 175 pounds. RESIDENCE:

Elgin, Texas. BORN: Jan. 30, 1973, Bryan, Texas. OTHER

OCCUPATION: tile setter. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

playing golf, riding colts.

Shawn McNair

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: orange

shirt. RESIDENCE: Lincoln, Calif. BORN: July 20,

1978. OTHER OCCUPATION: plumbing contractor.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, outdoors.

Tim McNarie

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: cowboy

hat, baggies, blue and white makeup. VITALS: 5-8,

154 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: backward bull riding.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco)

bullfighter, 1998; Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and

Bull Sale, 1998; Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo Xtreme

Bulls; extra in “Cowboy Up,” one episode of Fox Sports’

“You Gotta See This;” instructed high school rodeo

career class. RESIDENCE: Dublin, Texas. BORN: April

27, 1980, Phoenix, Ariz. OTHER OCCUPATION: welder.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: outdoors, mountain biking.

Rory Meeks

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1985. STYLE OF DRESS: white hat,

Dalmation-print shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Great

Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 1993-95, 2004;

Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo Finals, 1985, 1992-95,

1997, 2003-04; NCAA Division II national high jump

finalist, 1980-81. RESIDENCE: Marion, Iowa. BORN: June

21, 1957, Mechanicsville, Iowa. COLLEGE: University of

Dubuque (Iowa), bachelor’s degree in business. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: rodeo producer, owns car dealership

and auto body shop. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: hunting.

Ben Meyer

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: blue

shirt, black shorts, black hat. ACHIEVEMENTS: twotime

Xtreme Bulls World Finals bullfighter. RESIDENCE:

Decorah, Iowa. BORN: Dec. 25, 1983.

Garry Miller

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: red hat;

red, white and blue colors. VITALS: 5-10, 165 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: police car, fire truck. RESIDENCE:

Laveen, Ariz. BORN: July 11, 1950. FAMILY: daughter,

Kelly; son, Brenton. COLLEGE: Arizona State University

(Tempe), bachelor’s degree in industrial management.

OTHER OCCUPATION: aerospace engineer.

Nevada Miller

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

baggies, green or orange shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Professional Bull Riders Challenger, Bismarck, N.D.,

2004-06. RESIDENCE: Mandan, N.D. BORN: March

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

27, 1983. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: taxidermist, artist.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, painting.

WEB SITE: www.ndmillerart.com.

Larry Mills

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1995. STYLE OF DRESS: wildly

colored shirts, Wrangler baggies. VITALS: 5-8, 165

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Cody (Wyo.) Stampede,

1995. RESIDENCE: Gillette, Wyo. BORN: Aug. 4, 1975,

Spearfish, S.D. FAMILY: wife, Tiffany; sons, Matthew,

Weston; daughter, Jolin. COLLEGE: Sheridan (Wyo.)

Community College. OTHER OCCUPATION: electrician.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: team roping, church, family.

Rick Moffatt

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

California Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2006. RESIDENCE:

Oakdale, Calif. BORN: Sept. 14, 1979.

Anthony Moore

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. RESIDENCE: Council Hill,

Okla. BORN: Jan. 18, 1973.

Gene Moses

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. RESIDENCE: Wilson, Wyo.

BORN: April 6, 1983.

Justin Mosser

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, white shirt, blue socks, black cleats. RESIDENCE:

Millersburg, Pa. BORN: March 28, 1979. OTHER

OCCUPATION: truck driver.

Randee Munns

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1971. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy

pants, red and white makeup, multi-colored wig, large

cowboy hat. VITALS: 5-8, 170 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS:

Martha the mule deer, Chip the trained lion, arena

bug catcher. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Columbia River

Circuit Finals barrelman, 1997; Dodge Wilderness Circuit

Finals Rodeo, bullfighter/barrelman, 20 years; Dodge

Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo steer wrestling qualifier,

four years; Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo Wrangler

Bullfight barrelman, 1993-95; outstanding welding

instructor, state of Utah, 1993. RESIDENCE: Garland,

Utah. BORN: Sept. 15, 1949, Brigham City, Utah. FAMILY:

wife, Linda; sons, Montee, Charlee, Rylee. COLLEGE: Utah

State University (Logan), bachelor’s degree in agricultural

education. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: welding inspector

and instructor, brand inspector, horse and mule trainer.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: pack trips, hunting, fishing,

helo-skiing.

Doug Munsell Jr.

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: contestant, 1988; bullfighter,

clown, 1992. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional baggies,

loud shirts. VITALS: 5-8, 165 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS:

Deadeye Doug, Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 2001; Kansas High School Finals bullfighter,

1999, 2001; Tri-State High School Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

1992-93; National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association

Central Plains Region bull riding champion, 1985.

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RESIDENCE: Ulysses, Kan. BORN: Oct. 20, 1961, Liberal,

Kan. FAMILY: wife, Lorrie; son, Wacey (PRCA bullfighter);

daughter, Baileigh. COLLEGE: Oklahoma Panhandle State

University (Goodwell), bachelor’s degree in agricultural

education; Pratt (Kan.) Community College, associate’s

degree in animal science. OTHER OCCUPATION: high

school agriculture teacher. ADDITIONAL INTEREST:

raising bucking bulls.

Wacey Munsell

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful

shirts, baggies, cowboy hat; makeup. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Professional Bull Riders World Champion Freestyle

Bullfighter, 2005-06; SandHills Rodeo (Odessa, Texas),

2008; National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver),

2006-08; La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros (Tucson), 2008;

Rodeo Austin, 2006-08; California Rodeo Salinas Freestyle

Bullfight champion, 2005-06; Professional Bullfighters

Tour world champion protective bullfighter with partner

Sam Gress, 2007. RESIDENCE: Ulysses, Kan. BORN:

Oct. 15, 1986. COLLEGE: student, Oklahoma Panhandle

State University (Goodwell). ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

raising bucking bulls and fighting bulls, snowboarding,

wakeboarding.

Jeremy Muntz

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. RESIDENCE: Denton, Neb.

BORN: Oct. 18, 1979.

Marvin Nash

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1979. STYLE OF DRESS: white

shirt, blue-jean skirt, baggies. VITALS: 5-6, 170 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: cowboy spaceship/car act, goat act,

dog act. RESIDENCE: Cody, Wyo. BORN: March 11,

1955. FAMILY: wife, Darlene; sons, Cody, Skeeter, Rocky;

daughter, Amy. COLLEGE: Texas A&I (Kingsville). OTHER

OCCUPATION: educational speaker and promoter for

“Bullying Hurts” program. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: children’s

education. WEB SITE: www.BullyingHurts.com.

Allen Nelson Jr.

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. STYLE OF DRESS: orange

hat, orange baggies, yellow and blue butterfly face paint,

cleats. SPECIALTY ACTS: impromptu comedy, Walkin’

and Talkin’. VITALS: 5-10, 190 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas) barrelman,

2006; appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show”;

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, 1996; Pendleton

(Ore.) Round-Up; author of “Working the Latch

Side,” monthly column for Humps & Horns magazine.

RESIDENCE: Perry, Ark. BORN: Sept. 18, 1955,

Hampton, Va. FAMILY: wife, Cassie; sons, Cuatro, Brodie;

daughter, Callie. COLLEGE: Arkansas Tech University

(Russellville), bachelor’s degree in agricultural business.

OTHER OCCUPATION: event consultant. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Dustin Nelson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: black hat,

white dress shirt, black shorts, black and white socks.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and

Bull Sale, 2005. RESIDENCE: Custer, Mont. BORN: Aug.

3, 1982. FAMILY: wife, Reba. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

riding horses.

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Dan Newman

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: black

and white striped socks, cut-off baggies, traditional

color shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS: National High School

Finals Rodeo, 1995-2005; Dodge Columbia River Circuit

Finals, selected five times, appeared 1995, 1997, 2000,

2002; Wrangler Bullfight Tour, finished eighth, 1999,

seventh, 2000; top 10 in bullfighting seven years in a

row; Wrangler Bullfight Tour (Oklahoma City), champion,

1999; Wrangler Bullfight Tour (Fort Madison, Iowa),

champion, 2000; Canadian Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

1996-98; Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo, 1993-2008;

Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, 2004-08; Central Wyoming Fair and

Rodeo (Casper); Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco),

2008; California Rodeo Salinas, 2008. RESIDENCE:

Eatonville, Wash. BORN: Dec. 24, 1970, Sumner, Wash.

FAMILY: wife, Stephanie; daughters, Sidney, Daisey;

son, Bryndle. OTHER OCCUPATION: general contractor.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: ranching, horseback riding

with family, motocross.

Frank Newsom

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: 1997-98. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1995. STYLE

OF DRESS: red and white striped shirts, baggies.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Professional Bull Riders finals, 1997-98,

2005, 2006-07; Southwestern Exposition and Livestock

Show (Fort Worth, Texas), 1997-99; New Mexico State

Fair and Rodeo (Albuquerque), 1997-99; Dodge Texas

Circuit Finals, 2004. RESIDENCE: Paoli, Okla. BORN:

Oct. 28, 1974. FAMILY: wife, Dea; children, Hunter,

Kadence. OTHER OCCUPATION: raising bucking stock.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: roping, training horses.

Cody Nordell

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1971. RESIDENCE: Sedan, Kan.

BORN: March 16, 1949.

Andy North

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

baggies, Hawaiian shirts. VITALS: 5-9, 170 pounds.

RESIDENCE: Yukon, Okla. BORN: Sept. 20, 1975, Shawnee,

Okla. FAMILY: wife, Traci; son, Bryson; daughter, Rylie.

COLLEGE: Southwestern Oklahoma State University

(Weatherford), master’s degree, elementary education.

OTHER OCCUPATION: middle school assistant principal.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, golf, guitar.

Jerry Norton

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

with tan and black shirt. VITALS: 5-10, 190 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACT: Chicken Chariot, unique short backed

horse, weightlifter, time machine, cordless microphone.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo,

1991, 1993, alternate, 1990, 1992; Dodge National Finals

Circuit Rodeo bullfighter, 2000, alternate, 1992, 1995;

Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals, 1994-98, 2000; Dodge Great

Lakes Circuit Finals, 1993; Wrangler National Finals

Rodeo Bullfight finalist, 1991, 1994, 1997-99, champion,

1998. RESIDENCE: Mitchell, S.D. BORN: April 17, 1968,

Canby, Minn. FAMILY: wife, April; daughter, McKenzie;

son, Brock. FAMILY: wife, Serena. COLLEGE: Dakota

Wesleyan University (Mitchell, S.D.), bachelor’s degree

in psychology and sociology/criminal justice. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: mental health therapist, motivational/


inspirational speaker. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting,

faith. WEB SITE: www.JerryNorton-WorldChamp.com.

Tim O’Connor

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: printed

blue shirts, black shorts. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

California Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2005-08;

Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, 2007-08; Grand National Rodeo (San

Francisco), 2003-08. RESIDENCE: Springville, Calif. BORN:

Feb. 2, 1982. COLLEGE: Porterville (Calif.) Community

College. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: welder, equipment

operator. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Allan Olson

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1985. STYLE OF DRESS: colored

shirts, cut-off clown pants. VITALS: 5-8, 160 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo

bullfighter, 2000; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 18 times; Wrangler Bullfight Tour, top 10,

1989; South Dakota High School Finals, 1996; Nebraska

High School Finals, 12 times; North Dakota High School

Finals, 12 times; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo

team roping qualifier, 1995. RESIDENCE: White River,

S.D. BORN: Dec. 1, 1962, Rugby, N.D. FAMILY: wife,

Shannon; son, Tracer. COLLEGE: Bismarck (N.D.) Junior

College; Dickinson (N.D.) State University. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: horse trainer, farrier. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, trapping, team roping.

Jerry Wayne Olson

Clown

NFR: Wrangler Bullfight Finals barrelman, 1984. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1974. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy pants,

blue and pink polka dot shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals barrelman, 1983-2004,

2008. RESIDENCE: Auburn, Neb. BORN: Oct. 2, 1955.

FAMILY: wife, Judy; sons, Michael, Jay W. OTHER

OCCUPATION: rancher.

Clint Parrish

Barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Morriston, Fla.

BORN: Aug. 5, 1986. OTHER OCCUPATION: construction

foreman. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: golf.

Bennie Patrick

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: green

and black shirt, face paint, diamonds around eyes, red

nose. SPECIALTY ACTS: world famous trick shooter,

derby horse race, sumo wrestling, undercover homeland

security. ACHIEVEMENTS: National Little Britches

Rodeo Association Finals bullfighter, 1989-1992, 1994-

95; Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede, 2003-08; North Texas

State Fair and Rodeo (Denton), 2003-07. RESIDENCE:

Elizabeth, Colo. BORN: March 8, 1964, Des Moines,

Iowa. FAMILY: wife, Johnie; daughter, Kelsie; son,

Jacob. OTHER OCCUPATION: director of purchasing

with wholesale supply company. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: family activities, 4-H, sports, church.

WEB SITE: www.BennieBob.com.

Shawn Penrod

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy

pants, loud shirts, yellow hat. RESIDENCE: Miles City,

Mont. BORN Aug. 14, 1967, Butte, Mont. FAMILY: wife,

Lori; daughters, Cherika, Dakota. COLLEGE: Billings

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

(Mont.) Vo-Tech School, certified mechanic. OTHER

OCCUPATION: delivery driver. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

fishing, hunting, family, outdoors.

Clay Petermann

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: cartoon

character shirts, baggies. VITALS: 6-1, 180 pounds.

RESIDENCE: Miles City, Mont. BORN: Jan. 28, 1973.

COLLEGE: Montana College of Mineral Science and

Technology (Butte), Miles Community College (Miles

City, Mont.). OTHER OCCUPATION: lumberyard assistant

manager. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: golf.

Kenny Petet

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. SPECIALTY ACTS: Fred the

Super Chicken, exploding pop machine, hat machine,

trick paint horses. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Texas

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2000, 2006; Mesquite (Texas)

Championship Rodeo Finals bullfighter, nine times;

Giddings (Texas) Blowout champion, 1999; Mesquite

(Texas) Championship Rodeo barrelman. RESIDENCE:

Terrell, Texas. BORN: Sept. 16, 1965, Nampa, Idaho.

FAMILY: wife, Nicole. COLLEGE: Boise (Idaho) State

University. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rancher, business

owner. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: martial arts, wakeboarding.

WEB SITE: www.WesternEntertainment.org.

Todd Pettigrew

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. ACHIEVEMENTS: Missouri

High School Finals Rodeo, 2004-06. RESIDENCE: Sedalia,

Mo. BORN: Aug. 8, 1973. FAMILY: wife, Desiree; son, Tyler;

daughters, Courtney, Emma. OTHER OCCUPATION:

owner of home improvement business.

Kevin Pitts

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. RESIDENCE: Burleson, Texas.

BORN: Dec. 25, 1985.

Tim Pope

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990. STYLE OF DRESS: “crazy.”

VITALS: 6-0, 195 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: Rosebud

the Wonder Pony, Johnny Bravo, covered wagon,

XR5000 Big and Small, Bass Mower 2000, Dueling Banjos.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 2000; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals barrelman,

1999; Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, 2005; Payson,

Ariz., rodeos, 1992-93, 1995, 1997; bullfighter in Coors

commercial; Western Stampede Rodeo (West Jordan,

Utah) barrelman, bullfighter, 14 years; barrelman for J Bar

J Ranch rodeos for past 10 years. RESIDENCE: Coryden,

Ind. BORN: April 10, 1960, New Albany, Ind. FAMILY:

wife, Lynn; daughter, Mattie. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

farm management, veterinary technician. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: snow skiing, sky diving, antiques.

Dwane Poteet

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. STYLE OF DRESS: long

baggies, colorful shirt. SPECIALTY ACTS: Clown Town

Express car act. RESIDENCE: Aspermont, Texas. BORN:

May 20, 1962, Warner Robins, Ga. FAMILY: wife, Wendi;

daughter, Lauren; sons, Cameron, Charlie. COLLEGE:

Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, La.), bachelor’s

degree in animal science. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

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ancher, farrier, owner and operator of metal shop.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: family, church.

Brian Potter

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS:

baggies. SPECIALTY ACTS: World’s Smartest ¼ Horse,

Motocross Mike. RESIDENCE: Newville, Ala. BORN:

Dec. 21, 1971. FAMILY: wife, Paula; children, Cassidy,

Dallas. OTHER OCCUPATION: equine dentist.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing. WEB SITE:

www.PotterRodeoClown.com.

Woodie Procell

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1978. STYLE OF DRESS: “tacky.”

ANIMAL: trick dog, Jake, blue heeler; exploding acts.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Qualifier at the Fort (Fort Collins,

Colo.), 2008; Prescott (Ariz.) Frontier Days, 1983; Calgary

(Alberta) Stampede, 1981; Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up,

1980; Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo, 1980; Oregon

State Fair Rodeo (Salem), 1979; U S. Championship

Bullfighting Competition (San Francisco, Calif.), 1978.

RESIDENCE: Ault, Colo. BORN: Oct. 23, 1957. FAMILY:

daughters, Jennifer and Chelsea; son, Piney. OTHER

OCCUPATION: country singer. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

watching sports, working out.

Ronald Pryor

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. RESIDENCE: Union Gap,

Wash. BORN: May 9, 1957.

Scott Ramsey

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: Western

shirt and hat, shorts. VITALS: 5-10, 185 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: National High School Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 2006; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals

Rodeo alternate bullfighter, 1998. RESIDENCE:

Kissimmee, Fla. BORN: April 25, 1978, Orlando, Fla.

COLLEGE: Valencia Community College (Orlando, Fla.),

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, Ga.).

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: veterinary pharmaceutical representative,

rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: church,

golf, fishing, hunting.

Jay Ray

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: red shirt,

baggies, patriotic bandanas, felt hat. VITALS: 6-7, 185

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Colorado State Fair (Pueblo)

bullfighter, 2007; Nebraska State High School Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 2005; Texas State High School Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 2005. RESIDENCE: Quanah, Texas.

BORN: July 31, 1982. FAMILY: wife, Pam; daughter,

Koda; son, Kobyn. COLLEGE: Universal Technical

Institute. OTHER OCCUPATION: flankman, Harry Vold

Rodeo Company.

Duane Reichert

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

NFR: 1999, 2001-02; opening act, 1999, 2001. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1968. STYLE OF DRESS: pink hat, baggies,

gold boots. VITALS: 5-9, 160 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: “Silver Lady” Pony Baroni. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, six times; Dodge

National Finals Circuit Rodeo barrelman, 1994, alternate,

1992-93; Dodge First Frontier Circuit Finals specialty act/

barrelman, 1996-97; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals

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Rodeo barrelman, 1990; South Dakota Hall of Fame,

1991; Contract Personnel Executive Council member;

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Commission, 2005-current;

“Backstage with a Rodeo Clown,” South Dakota

Artists in Schools, 1990-2008; screen credits: Oscarwinning

documentary “The Great American Cowboy”;

Dan Seals country music video, “All That Glitters Is Not

Gold.” RESIDENCE: New Underwood, S.D. BORN: June 4,

1941, New Underwood, S.D. FAMILY: wife, Claudette; son,

Chris. COLLEGE: Black Hills State College (Spearfish, S.D.),

bachelor’s degree in elementary education; Mankato

(Minn.) State University. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: entertainer,

rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: travel, youth

work. WEB SITE: www.gwtc.net/~pbaroni.

Rich Reinert

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1977. STYLE OF DRESS: red, white

and blue outfits; stars and stripes. VITALS: 5-8, 165

pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: trampoline, dog act, water

witching act, lots of fillers. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Mountain States Circuit Finals, 1988-89; Cody (Wyo.)

Stampede bullfighter, 1978-79, 1981-2005. RESIDENCE:

North Platte, Neb. BORN: Dec. 23, 1949, Ainsworth, Neb.

FAMILY: wife, Christine; daughters, Amanda, Andrea.

COLLEGE: Chadron (Neb.) State College, bachelor’s

degree in physical education and math, master’s degree

in athletic administration; University of Washington

(Seattle); University of Nebraska (Kearney). OTHER

OCCUPATION: high school athletic activities director.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, sports.

Steve Rentmeister

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: red shirt,

baggies, black cowboy hat, long white socks. RESIDENCE:

South Jordan, Utah. BORN: Nov. 23, 1981, Riverton, Utah.

FAMILY: wife, Jamie. OTHER OCCUPATION: concrete

specialist. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: four-wheeling,

snowmobiling, fishing, boating, football.

Mike Rickerman

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. RESIDENCE: Ann Arbor,

Mich. BORN: Aug. 27, 1979.

W. Chip Ridgely

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1991. RESIDENCE: Unionbridge,

Md. BORN: Dec. 19, 1965.

Josh Rivinius

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful

shirts, cowboy hat, painted face. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals, 2004-05, 2007-08; River

City Roundup (Omaha, Neb.), 2007-08; Lawton (Okla.)

Rangers Rodeo, 2002-08; Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days,

2002-08; Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake,

S.D.), 2005-08. RESIDENCE: Elgin, N.D. BORN: May 7,

1978. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: horse trainer, rancher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, snowmobiling.

Darran Robertson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. VITALS: 5-11, 180 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler Tour Rodeo (San Angelo,

Texas), 2007-08; Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo,

2008; Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2006.

RESIDENCE: Weatherford, Texas. BORN: Dec. 6, 1976.


FAMILY: wife, Amber; children, Landry, Slayte. OTHER

OCCUPATION: sales.

Ryan Rodriguez

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: black hat

with bright green edge, bright green shirts, black shoes,

black suspenders. VITALS: 6-0, 225 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: Father-and-son fishing act; K9 cannon; dogs,

Money, Hutch. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Southeastern

Circuit Finals; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, three-times;

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); five

times; Tour Finale (Las Vegas) barrelman, 2003; Tour

Finale Challenge (Omaha, Neb.) barrelman, 2004;

Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

2004. RESIDENCE: Phillipsburg, Kan. BORN: Feb. 11,

1972. FAMILY: wife, Lacey; son, Rad; daughter, Sadie.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: pyrotechnics, hunting.

Damon Rogers

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990. STYLE OF DRESS: red and

white retro cowboy shirts, red and white hat and shoes.

RESIDENCE: Austin, Texas. BORN: May 18, 1966. FAMILY:

wife, Lori. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: horse trainer, farrier,

golf business, stand-up comic. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

golf, music. WEB SITE: www.DamonRogers.com.

Bob Romer

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: 1976. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1967; Gold Card. STYLE

OF DRESS: red hat, baggies, suspenders, mismatched

socks, cleats. VITALS: 5-6, 170 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACT: flying hat. ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler Bullfight

Tour, 1981-82; College National Finals Rodeo, 1977-

80; Canadian Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 1978; Prescott

(Ariz.) Frontier Days, 15 years; Silver Spurs Rodeo

(Kissimmee, Fla.), 18 years; Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier

Days, 10 years. RESIDENCE: Las Cruces, N.M. BORN: July

4, 1945, Memphis, Tenn. FAMILY: wife, Terrie; daughters,

Christie, Velinda. COLLEGE: Oklahoma State University

(Stillwater), bachelor’s degree in animal science/nutrition.

OTHER OCCUPATION: sales representative for

equipment rentals. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: snow skiing,

golf, commercial pilot’s license.

Reno Rosser

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. STYLE OF DRESS: white baggies,

shirt and tie. VITALS: 6-0, 195 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: Ben Hur chariots and toro totter. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo saddle bronc riding

qualifier, 1999; four-time College National Finals Rodeo

qualifier (steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding); two-time

National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association West Coast

regional saddle bronc reserve champion. RESIDENCE:

Wheatland, Calif. BORN: June 22, 1974, Marysville, Calif.

COLLEGE: California Polytechnic University (San Luis

Obispo), bachelor’s degree in agricultural business.

OTHER OCCUPATION: Flying U Rodeo. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: weightlifting, music.

Greg Rumohr

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. STYLE OF DRESS: red satin

shirt with white fringe, short baggy pants. VITALS:

5-10, 155 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler world

champion, 1990; Wrangler Bullfight Finals runner-up,

1995, 1997, 1999; Tour Finale (Dallas) bullfighter, 2003;

Wrangler Bullfight Tour finalist, 1989-97; Dodge Texas

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Circuit Finals Rodeo finalist, 1996; Dodge Texas Circuit

Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 1991; Wrangler Bullfight Tour

top six, 1995. RESIDENCE: Rio Vista, Texas. BORN: June

23, 1961, Cereal, Alberta. FAMILY: wife, Donna; daughter,

Railey. OTHER OCCUPATION: welder. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: ice hockey, boxing, hunting guide, fishing.

Al Sandvold

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, red and white jersey, black shorts. VITALS: 6-0,

180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler Bullfight Tour

Finals, 2000; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2008;

Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, five times; Dodge

Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, four times; Wrangler Tour

Finale (Dallas). RESIDENCE: Belgrade, Mont. BORN: May

8, 1972, Grenora, N.D. FAMILY: wife, Mary; sons, John,

Jimmy; daughter, Katie. COLLEGE: North Dakota State

College of Science (Wahpeton), associate’s degree in

mechanical systems. OTHER OCCUPATION: aviation

management. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: music, aviation,

basketball. WEB SITE: www.AlSandvold.com.

Kevin Schmoll

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: red,

white and blue shirt; baggies; red felt hat. VITALS: 6-3,

250 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: Rescue 911, Mexican

fighting bull, Western shootout, world’s smallest barrel

racer. RESIDENCE: Snohomish, Wash. BORN: May 21,

1973, Bothell, Wash. FAMILY: wife, Janine; daughter;

Mesa. OTHER OCCUPATION: journeyman electrician.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: snowmobiling, fishing.

Marc Schmoll

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: red,

white and blue shirt; stars and stripes. VITALS: 6-4,

220 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Rodeo Royal (Calgary,

Alberta), 2005; Home of Champions PRCA Rodeo (Red

Lodge, Mont.), 2003; Northern Idaho State Fair (Coeur

d’Alene, Idaho), 2003. RESIDENCE: Snohomish, Wash.

BORN: May 21, 1973, Bothell, Wash. FAMILY: wife, Karen;

son, Hunter. COLLEGE: Central Washington University

(Ellensburg), bachelor’s degree in law and justice. OTHER

OCCUPATION: journeyman electrician. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, snowmobiling. WEB SITE:

www.TTRodeoClown.com.

Clint Selvester

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

California Circuit Finals Rodeo, barrelman, 2007.

RESIDENCE: Red Bluff, Calif. BORN: Oct. 6, 1979.

FAMILY: wife, Katie. COLLEGE: Shasta (Calif.) College,

Platt College (San Diego), associate’s degree in multimedia

design. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: freelance designer,

sound man, event D.J. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting,

fishing, snowboarding, computers.

Tommy Sheffield

Clown, barrelman

NFR: alternate, 1977. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1969; Gold

Card. STYLE OF DRESS: orange hat, orange shirt, white

shoes. VITALS: 6-0, 184 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS:

Tijuana Taxi, Speedy Gonzales, Chicken Hawk Egg,

wireless microphone. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Texas

Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 1975, 1977; Sul Ross

State University (Alpine, Texas) Hall of Champions; Walk

of Fame (Stephenville, Texas), 2004; National Cowboy

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Hall of Fame (Oklahoma City); Texas Rodeo Cowboy

Hall of Fame. RESIDENCE: Purmela, Texas. BORN: Jan.

5, 1948. FAMILY: wife, Dolores; sons, Chase, Austen.

COLLEGE: Sul Ross State University (Alpine, Texas), bachelor’s

degree; University of Texas (Austin), doctorate in

jurisprudence; Texas College of Law (Houston). OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: lawyer (retired), rancher.

Gary Singer

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. RESIDENCE: Yampa, Colo.

BORN: Dec. 11, 1969.

Rob Smets

Bullfighter, clown

NFR: 1983, 1987, 1989-91, 2000; alternate, 1980, 1981,

1986, 1995. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1978. VITALS: 5-9,

180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: ProRodeo Hall of Fame

inductee, 2006; Wrangler Bullfight Tour world champion,

1983, 1985-86, 1994, 1988 (co-champion); Wrangler

Pairs Bullfighting champion (with Jimmy Anderson);

Canadian Finals Rodeo, 1980; media coverage includes

NBC’s “America’s Toughest Jobs,” 2008; Stroh’s “Circle

of Champions,” 1985; “Hot Streak,” 1984; PM magazine,

1980. RESIDENCE: Shamrock, Texas. BORN: Sept. 11,

1959, Palo Alto, Calif. FAMILY: wife, Carla; daughters,

Corey, Josie, Sammi, Dylan. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

ministry, team roping, helping children.

Casey Smith

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: red and

white makeup; black, red and blue clothes; black felt

hat; palm leaf straw hat. VITALS: 5-7, 165 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals,

1994-97; Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals bareback

riding qualifier, 1991-93. RESIDENCE: Loveland,

Colo. BORN: June 17, 1965, Fort Collins, Colo. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: custom fence installation, custom haying.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, rodeo horses

and bulls, guns.

Donnie Smith

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: blue print

shirts. RESIDENCE: Weatherford, Texas. BORN: April

18, 1969. OTHER OCCUPATION: welder. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: breeding and raising bucking bulls. WEB

SITE: www.DonnieBullfighter.com.

Frankie “Punkintown” Smith

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. STYLE OF DRESS: multicolored

hats, wild shirts, baggies, clown face. SPECIALTY

ACTS: clogging act, ostrich act. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, 2006-07, Xtreme Bulls

Finals (Indianapolis), 2006; International Country Gospel

Music Association Comedian of the Year (1997-99),

Entertainer of the Year (1997); Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 2004. RESIDENCE: Easley, S.C. BORN:

July 19, 1964, Greenville, S.C. FAMILY: wife, Zasu; daughter,

Laura; son, Dusty. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: cowboy

ministry, motivational speaker. ADDITIONAL INTEREST:

cutting horses. WEB SITE: www.Punkintown.com.

Curtis Smyth

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Kennedy,

Saskatchewan. BORN: April 22, 1985.

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Dan Snyder III

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Henderson,

Nev. BORN: May 8, 1977.

Cody Sosebee

Barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: flame

shirts, baggies, black felt hat, new-style jerseys, board

shorts. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 2006; PRCA Clown of the Year nominee,

2006; Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Summer Finale (Omaha,

Neb.) barrelman, 2006; Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days;

Calgary (Alberta) Stampede. RESIDENCE: Charleston,

Ark. BORN: Dec. 28, 1971. COLLEGE: Southern Arkansas

University (Magnolia), bachelor’s degree in agricultural

business. OTHER OCCUPATION: ranching. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: motorcycle racing, guitar.

Donny Sparks

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1989. STYLE OF DRESS: Western

hat, bright Hawaiian-style shirt, baggy Wrangler cutoffs,

knee pads, cleats. VITALS: 6-0, 170 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: jumping bulls head-on. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1992; fought bulls on TV

series “Dallas”; Wrangler Bullfight Tour Finals, 1989-92,

1995-96; Wrangler reserve champion bullfighter, three

times; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals bullfighter,

three times; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

two times. RESIDENCE: DeKalb, Texas. BORN:

Jan. 25, 1964, Texarkana, Ark. FAMILY: wife, Stephanie;

son, Landon. COLLEGE: Texarkana (Texas) Community

College. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: farmer, rancher, hunter.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, camping,

sports, family.

Jeremy Sparks

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: Air Force/

Wyoming jersey, cowboy hat, black socks. VITALS: 6-3,

180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier

Days bullfighter, 2002-08; Dodge First Frontier Circuit

Finals bullfighter, 2008; Dodge National Circuit Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, alternate, 2007; Dodge Mountain

States Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2006; College

National Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2005-08; Cheongdo

Bullfighting Festival (South Korea) bullfighter, 2002,

2004-07; Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale

bullfighter, 2000. RESIDENCE: Cheyenne, Wyo. BORN:

May 31, 1977, Helena, Ark. FAMILY: wife, Jamie; son,

Jas. COLLEGE: University of Central Arkansas (Conway),

University of Arkansas (Monticello), bachelor’s degree

in communications. OTHER OCCUPATION: captain, U.S.

Air Force. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: sports, travel, hunting.

WEB SITE: www.JeremySparks.com.

Mike Spencer

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1965. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy

pants, loud shirts, blond wig, black hat. VITALS: 5-9, 175

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Mountain States Circuit

Finals, 1983-84; Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo. RESIDENCE:

Springville, Calif. BORN: Dec. 27, 1942, Southgate, Calif.

FAMILY: wife, Davalynn; son, Jake, daughter, Amanda.

COLLEGE: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley,

Colo.), bachelor’s degree in education.


Steven Spencer

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2006.

RESIDENCE: Combine, Texas. BORN: Oct. 6, 1978.

Darryl St. Germaine

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. RESIDENCE: Las Vegas, Nev.

BORN: Aug. 2, 1948.

Shad Stevens

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: flames.

RESIDENCE: Payson, Utah. BORN: Jan. 26, 1978. FAMILY:

wife, Kati; daughters, Summer, Shaylee. COLLEGE: Utah

Valley State College (Orem), Brigham Young University

(Provo, Utah). OTHER OCCUPATIONS: firefighter,

paramedic, teacher, coach. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

special-needs rodeo, fitness, sports, outdoors.

Jared Storrs

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Smithfield,

Utah. BORN: Aug. 27, 1974, American Fork, Utah.

FAMILY: wife, Annie; sons, Jayse, Jamison, Jensen.

COLLEGE: Utah State University (Logan), master’s

degree in engineering technology education.

OTHER OCCUPATION: industrial technology teacher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, marathon running,

triathlons. WEB SITE: www.MagicofRodeo.com.

Frank Sweet

Clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1971. RESIDENCE: Blackshear, Ga.

BORN: May 11, 1953.

Mark Swingler

Clown, barrelman

NFR: opening act, 2001. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993.

STYLE OF DRESS: hobo face, blue derby hat, baggies.

VITALS: 5-10, 175 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: minimoto

racing, Original Moonwalk, UPS delivery, YMCA

car act. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Contract Personnel

Executive Council, 2006-present; Dodge National Finals

Circuit Rodeo barrelman, 2001, 2005; PRCA Specialty Act

(Comedy) of the Year nominee, four times; PRCA Clown

of the Year nominee, three times; Copenhagen Cup

Finale (Las Vegas), 2001; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 2001; Dodge First Frontier Circuit

Finals Rodeo barrelman, 2000; Texas Circuit Contract

Act of the Year, 1996-97; PRCA Barrelman/Specialty Act

of the Year (1999); Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals barrelman,

1996. RESIDENCE: Austin, Texas. BORN: July

22, 1966, Houston, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Tami; daughter,

Jessica. COLLEGE: Southwest Texas State University (San

Marcos), bachelor’s degree in marketing. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: golf, family, landscaping, politics.

Jon “Chip” Taylor

Clown

NFR: 1974, 1979, 1983; alternate barrelman, 1980-81.

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1970. STYLE OF DRESS: long,

baggy blue jeans; black beard, white eyes, white mouth,

red nose, question mark. VITALS: 5-5, 160 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: Snort. ACHIEVEMENTS: Canadian

Finals Rodeo, 1975-80, 1982-91; Dodge Columbia River

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1985; Dodge Badland Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 1978-81; Wrangler Bullfight Tour barrelman,

1979-83, 1985; National High School Rodeo Association

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Finals Rodeo, 1981-82; College National Finals Rodeo,

1985; PRCA Clown of the Year, 1979; Badlands Circuit

Clown of the Year, 1981; runner-up, Coors Man in the

Can, 1984; former contract acts director, PRCA Board

of Directors, 1981-85; Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

saddle horse boss, 1975-2008. RESIDENCE: Filer, Idaho.

BORN: Aug. 22, 1941, Orange, Calif. FAMILY: wife, Dottie;

son, Andrew. COLLEGE: Pierce College (Los Angeles),

associate’s degree; California Polytechnic State University

(San Luis Obispo). ADDITIONAL INTEREST: going to college

rodeos, son, fishing.

Ronnie “Ronn” Taylor

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1978. STYLE OF DRESS: red,

white and blue shirts; red, white and blue makeup.

RESIDENCE: Bonifay, Fla. BORN: Jan. 18, 1954,

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. VITALS: 6-2, 175 pounds. OTHER

OCCUPATION: truck driver.

Jesse Tennent

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: brightcolored

shirts, light-colored baggies; face paint.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, 2007-08;

Longview (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo, 2005-08. RESIDENCE:

Springfield, Ore. BORN: July 29, 1986. FAMILY: daughter,

Tyler Rose. OTHER OCCUPATION: logger. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: team roping, skateboarding.

Mick Thompson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. VITALS: 5-6, 165 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 2001, 2004, 2008; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 2007; Washington State High School Finals

Rodeo, 1996-2000; Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, 2003-

05. RESIDENCE: West Richland, Wash. BORN: April 4,

1974, Kennewick, Wash. FAMILY: wife, Tabitha; daughter,

Payton. COLLEGE: Central Washington University

(Ellensburg), bachelor’s degree in exercise science and

sports management. OTHER OCCUPATION: federal officer.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: water skiing, camping,

softball. WEB SITE: www.MickThompson.net.

Michael Thornburg

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Waurika, Okla.

BORN: Sept. 19, 1986.

Dusty Tuckness

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. VITALS: 5-11, 175

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: California Rodeo Salinas;

Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale bullfighting

champion, 2005; all-state football player in high

school. RESIDENCE: Meeteetse, Wyo. BORN: May 6,

1986. COLLEGE: Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.).

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, football.

WEB SITE: www.DustyTuckness.com.

Timber Tuckness

Bullfighter, clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: black hat,

black and white striped shirt, baggies. VITALS: 5-11,

175 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: Village Idiots, Ranger

Do-right, World’s Smartest Horse. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Cody (Wyo.) Nite Rodeo barrelman, 1993-95, 2005-

08; Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals barrelman,

2005; Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman,

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2001-04; Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale,

1989-2006; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede; Dodge National

Circuit Finals Rodeo committee for 13 years. RESIDENCE:

Meeteetse, Wyo. BORN: April 27, 1960, Shelton, Wash.

FAMILY: sons, Jesse, Dusty. COLLEGE: Washington

State University (Pullman); Western Montana College

(Dillon); bachelor’s degrees, animal biology, photography,

physical education. OTHER OCCUPATION:

rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: Western event

photography, kids’ groups, woodworking, snowboarding,

waveboarding, dirtboarding, motorbike riding,

hunting, fishing. WEB SITES: www.TimberTuckness.com,

www.TeamRodeoActive.com.

Jesse James Vick

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

blue and white striped shirt, black hat, baggies, white

makeup with blue teardrops. ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler

bullfighting champion, 2003; Southwestern Exposition

and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), 2006; Fort

Worth (Texas) Xtreme Bulls, 2005-08; Mesquite (Texas)

Rodeo, 2003-08; Mesquite Finals, 2003-07; 89er Days

PRCA Rodeo (Guthrie, Okla.); Johnson County Sheriff’s

Posse Rodeo (Cleburne, Texas), 2006-08; Jasper (Texas)

Lions Benefit Rodeo, 2004-08. RESIDENCE: Burleson,

Texas. BORN: May 5, 1978. FAMILY: wife, Chrissy; son,

Cutter. OTHER OCCUPATION: horseshoer. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: riding horses, fishing, outdoor life, sports.

Jory Vine

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

cowboy hat. ACHIEVEMENTS: Coleman (Alberta)

PRCA Rodeo, 2006; Taber (Alberta) Pro Rodeo, 2006;

Dawson Creek (B.C.) Stampede, 2005; Dodge Extreme

Indoor ProRodeo (Lethbridge, Alberta), 2005; Canadian

High School Rodeo Finals, 2004-05; Alberta High School

Finals, 2004, 2008. RESIDENCE: Seven Parsons, Alberta,

Canada. BORN: July 10, 1983. COLLEGE: Olds College,

Olds, Alberta. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: land and water

resource management, bull riding. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: water skiing, world travel.

Timothy Vredenburg

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: navy blue

shirt with logo, navy blue shorts, straw hat. VITALS: 5-9,

150 pounds. RESIDENCE: Roseburg, Ore. BORN: Feb.

26, 1976, Roseburg, Ore. FAMILY: wife, Darcy; sons,

Owen, Asher; daughter, Emma. COLLEGE: Georgetown

(Ky.) College, bachelor’s degree; Oregon State University

(Corvallis). ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: team roping, hunting,

fishing, Fellowship of Christian Cowboys.

Cory Wall

Bullfighter

NFR: alternate, 2007. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. STYLE

OF DRESS: black hat, blue shoes. VITALS: 5-9, 150

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Ariat Playoff Series (Omaha,

Neb.), 2007-08; Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship

(Dallas) bullfighter, 2007-08; nominated, Bullfighter of the

Year, 2007-08; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

2007; Tour Finale (Dallas), 2005-06; Southwestern

Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), was

thrown over chutes – footage seen nationally on news

programs including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’

“The Early Show,” “Inside Edition,” ESPN’s “SportsCenter

Top 10 Plays;” Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

2001, 2005-07. RESIDENCE: Burlington, Colo. BORN:

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Nov. 30, 1968, Burlington, Colo. COLLEGE: Chadron

(Neb.) State College. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rodeo

ministry, bullfighting school instructor. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: working with young people.

Clint Watson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Yakima, Wash.

BORN: Dec. 25, 1970, Lamar, Colo. FAMILY: son, Derek;

daughter, Morgan. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: sheet metal

worker, high school wrestling coach. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, steer wrestling.

Scott Webb

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: teal

hat, wild shirts, blue shorts. VITALS: 5-8, 165 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge First Frontier Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 1998-99; Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco),

1996. RESIDENCE: Gettysburg, Pa. BORN: Oct. 28,

1964, Nashville, Tenn. COLLEGE: Northwest Mississippi

Community College (Senatobia), associate’s degree in

beef cattle management. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

hunting, fishing, golf, tennis.

Casey Wells

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. STYLE OF DRESS: blue

shirt, red and blue shorts, black hat. VITALS: 5-7, 160

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Turquoise Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2000-06; actor in feature film “The Ride”;

Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo, 2004; Dinosaur

Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah), 2006; California Rodeo

Salinas, 2004-06. RESIDENCE: Glendale, Ariz. BORN: Oct.

11, 1978, Prescott, Ariz. FAMILY: wife, Krystal. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: investing, woodworking. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: golf.

Kris Wells

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Ravendon, Ark.

BORN: Sept. 18, 1980.

Charlie West

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1982. STYLE OF DRESS: red and

white face, baggy pants. VITALS: 4-6, 120 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: “World’s Smallest Barrelman.”

ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler Bullfight Tour barrelman,

1984-89; Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 1986-88; Coors Man in the Can, 1985-89.

RESIDENCE: Loomis, Calif. BORN: May 28, 1963, Ogden,

Utah. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: welder, handyman, movie

and commercial work. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: sports,

golf, hunting, fishing.

Lance White

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: Hawaiian

shirts, baggies, black hat, blue cleats, costumes. VITALS:

6-2, 150 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: professional movie

kids’ agent, dance contest. ACHIEVEMENTS: bullfighter

in feature film “The Ride”; Benny Binion’s Bucking

Horse and Bull Sale, 2001; Charlotte (Mich.) Frontier

Days, 2003-04; Payson, Ariz., 2003; Tehachapi (Calif.)

Mountain PRCA Rodeo, 2005; Professional Bull Riding

events, 1999-present; Williams Labor Days PRCA Rodeo

(Grand Canyon, Ariz.), 2002, 2005. RESIDENCE: Queen

Creek, Ariz. BORN: Sept. 15, 1976, DeKalb, Ill. FAMILY:

wife, Amber. COLLEGE: Mesa (Ariz.) Community College.


OTHER OCCUPATION: owns trucking and grading company.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: team roping, sports.

Ryan Wilson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. RESIDENCE: Kennewick,

Wash. BORN: Oct. 20, 1985.

J.W. Winklepleck

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS:

bright, wild shirts and tights; Wrangler baggies; multiple

hats. ACHIEVEMENTS: bareback rider, two-time

qualifier, College National Finals Rodeo; eight-time

Dodge Mountain State Circuit Finals Rodeo qualifier.

RESIDENCE: Strasburg, Colo. BORN: Dec. 28, 1975.

FAMILY: wife, Brenda; daughters, Tera, Chealsea; son,

Trevor. COLLEGE: University of Wyoming, bachelor’s

degree in agribusiness. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: raising

bucking bulls and horses; produce roughstock rodeos;

construction. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: bowling, hunting,

football coach.

Justin Wolfe

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: casual.

RESIDENCE: Baton Rouge, La. BORN: Oct. 29, 1980,

Savannah, Ga. COLLEGE: Northwestern State University

(Natchitoches, La.). OTHER OCCUPATION: electrician.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, wakeboarding,

sports.

Dale Woodard

Clown, barrelman

NFR: 1992; alternate barrelman, 1989-91, 1994. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1975. STYLE OF DRESS: comedy Western.

VITALS: 5-10, 180 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: trick horse,

trick roper, fighting rooster. ACHIEVEMENTS: California

Circuit Clown of the Year, 1979; earned PRCA card in

tie-down roping and team roping along with clowning;

Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo contract act,

1993; Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1993; Dodge

Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2004. RESIDENCE:

Cañon City, Colo. BORN: Jan. 12, 1946, Lodi, Calif.

FAMILY: wife, Karla; daughters, Kim, Karrie. COLLEGE:

San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, Calif.), associate’s

degree in animal husbandry. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

writer/magazine columnist, instructor of team roping

and horsemanship, rental property owner. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: team and tie-down roping, horsemanship.

Bryan Woolley

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: red, yellow

and blue shirts; baggies. VITALS: 5-10, 215 pounds.

RESIDENCE: Bakersfield, Calif. BORN: Oct. 13, 1967.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: oilfield driller, truck driver.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: roping, hunting.

2009 PRCA MEDIA GUIDE

Ed Workman

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. RESIDENCE: Woodstown,

N.J. BORN: May 20, 1972.

“Hollywood” Don Yates

Bullfighter, clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1991. STYLE OF DRESS: Wrangler

shorts, blue and yellow shirts, baseball hat or bandana.

VITALS: 6-4, 245 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: served as

combatant on 2008 remake of “American Gladiators”;

Wrangler bullfight champion, 1997; Wrangler Bullfight

Tour Finals qualifier, 1993, 1997; Wrangler Bullfight

Finals barrelman, 2000; Dodge Turquoise Circuit

Finals Rodeo barrelman, 1992, 1998; California Rodeo

Salinas; Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; Greeley (Colo.)

Independence Stampede; Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison,

Iowa). RESIDENCE: Peoria, Ariz. BORN: Feb. 28, 1970,

Gallup, N.M. FAMILY: wife, Shari. COLLEGE: Scottsdale

(Ariz.) Community College. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

professional wrestler, personal trainer. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: singing, snowboarding, body building, skydiving,

surfing.

Kevin Yeager

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

make-up. ACHIEVEMENTS: Lyon County Fair

Rodeo (Marshall, Minn.), 2008; Barber County Fair and

Rodeo (Hardtner, Kan.), 2008. RESIDENCE: Tecumseh,

Okla. BORN: Dec. 28, 1977. FAMILY: wife, Stacey; son,

Kolton. OTHER OCCUPATION: construction supervisor.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: raising BeefMaster ® cattle.

Rick “The Agin’ Cajun” Young

Clown, barrelman

NFR: 1974, bullfighter. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1959.

STYLE OF DRESS: Wrangler baggy pants, loud shirt,

clown face. VITALS: 5-10, 170 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS:

Dumas Walker lion act, Texas T-shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS:

National Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee (Oklahoma

City), 2004; Coors Man in the Can, 1991, 1994, 1996-97;

PRCA Clown of the Year, 1980; Wrangler Bullfight Tour

Finals, 1980-81, alternate, 1983; Dodge Great Lakes

Circuit Finals, 1996; Original Coors Rodeo Showdown,

1992, 1995; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1991-

92; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1985;

Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, 50 years.

RESIDENCE: Independence, La. BORN: March 3, 1934,

Tickfaw, La. FAMILY: wife, Bernie Lee; daughters,

Denise, Rhonda, Laura; sons, Rod, Denny. COLLEGE:

Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond); Louisiana

State University (Baton Rouge), bachelor’s degree in

animal husbandry. OTHER OCCUPATION: Appaloosa

horse rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: sports, training

horses.

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