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BARRELMEN/

CLOWNS AND

BULLFIGHTERS

Keith Isley chocked up his fourth entertainment trifecta at the

2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, winning Clown of the Year,

Coors Man in the Can (barrelman) and Specialty Act of the Year/

Comedy awards for the fourth time (2006, 2009-11); no one else has

managed the feat even once.

Photo by Eva Scofield


2011 Wrangler NFR Personnel

Darrell Diefenbach – Bullfighter

Darrell Diefenbach has put more on the line for the Wrangler NFR than many.

He immigrated to the U.S. from Australia, where he rode bulls and broncs, fought

bulls, read the ProRodeo Sports News and hankered to get his own PRCA membership.

And he watched lots of NFR videos, telling himself after he got to America,

“If I don’t make the Finals in five years, I’ll go home.”

No worries, mate. Three years after coming to America, Diefenbach achieved

his goal in 2001, and he’s been selected every year since then – 11 consecutive

times. But due to the hazards of his chosen profession, he sat home in 2006 and

2008 with a broken neck and a broken leg, respectively … and that’s not all. “It

broke my heart,” he said. “You go all year with that goal. To sit home is hard when

you put as much into it as I do.

“But when I’m there in the (Thomas & Mack) alley stretching, and I hear (announcer) Bob Tallman

getting the crowd pumped up and cheering, just like on the old NFR tapes I used to watch, that gets my

motor running. And when I step into the arena, nothing else matters except taking care of the guys. To

be selected by your peers to protect them at the Finals, it’s an honor – it’s worth all the bumps and bruises

and hookings and getting run over. If you love something enough, then you give everything you’ve got,

and I love protecting bull riders.

“Going to the NFR still means as much to me as it did the first time. If anything, it has more shine. I

have the second-highest number of consecutive selections after Joe Baumgartner, who had 13, and I’m

proud that I’ve been tough enough to do that, to get beaten up all season and stay dedicated enough

to make the sacrifices I make to take care of the guys.”

Diefenbach recently achieved a new goal: American citizenship. As a dual American-Australian citizen,

he can visit family in Australia any time without visa worries. But more importantly, he knows he can

stay here.

“I had my interview, took an American history test, and I passed my English test – probably because

they couldn’t understand me,” Diefenbach said of his accent. “I went to Portland (Ore.) for the swearingin

ceremony for about 40 of us, which was pretty cool. It is a relief to know I can stay here, after I’ve put

so much into it. I have two places here; this is my home, and now I can finally call America my home.”

Dusty Tuckness – Bullfighter

They say the Wrangler NFR gets in your blood. After three consecutive years

(2009-11) in the Thomas & Mack Center, Dusty Tuckness is thoroughly infected

with NFR fever.

“One of my goals since I was a kid has always been to go to the Finals, and

another is to beat the records of other bullfighters who have gone there,” Tuckness

said. “To go once is an achievement, but to go 11 times like Darrell Diefenbach

or 14 times like Joe Baumgartner (13 consecutive, 14 overall), that’s the

ultimate goal. I want to push forward and get myself into their category.”

But Tuckness is driven by more than competitive fire.

“I try to be as consistent as I can, do my job day in and day out, and hope

that will lead to a good outcome at the end of the year. Every year I get to go

back, it means I’ve been consistent and the bull riders trust me and want to see me in the arena, so to

keep going back is a real honor.

“This year was a phenomenal Finals. Nearly every performance had some kind of action for us, at

least one chance to take a hooking for the guys, and we had to work as a team and get aggressive every

time. For me, that’s a fun day at the office. And when the top 15 bull riders in the world thanked each of

us individually and gave us a bonus, they were saying we meant a lot to them, that we did our jobs and

they wanted to take care of us. That’s very humbling.”

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Kenny Bergeron – Bullfighter

In 2010, Kenny Bergeron really felt the pressure of his first Wrangler NFR. “I felt

like there was no room for error,” Bergeron said shortly afterward. “I had to be in

the right spot, make the right move, take the hook at the right time. It’s the most

difficult bullfighting I’ve ever done because all the guys are so good. Even when

they get in trouble, they can still stay on the bulls, so you can’t run in too soon, but

you have to be in the right place when they need you.”

Bergeron found his second NFR a more relaxed experience. “I knew what to

expect, what it was going to be like to do 10 rounds of the (2011) Finals,” he said.

“It’s 10 days of adrenaline. You’d think 10 days of anything would get old, but not

the NFR! It was so fun that I was disappointed when it ended, even though I got to

go skiing with (2011 World Champion Bareback Rider) Kaycee Feild afterward.”

Being from Louisiana, Bergeron adds almost an extra syllable to the word ‘skiing,’ so just how good a skier

is he? “Well, I’m a pretty decent skier considering I’m from south Louisiana,” he said. “OK, Kaycee was making

me look pretty bad – but we were only a half hour from his house. And yeah, I was a little stiff after the NFR,

but since I never get to go skiing, I sucked it up for a couple of days. But then the plane ride home nearly

killed me.”

Bull rider protection at the 2011 NFR definitely seemed a bit more challenging than usual, at least to the

viewer, but Bergeron said the camaraderie he feels with the other two bullfighters has made them a cohesive

unit even when facing the most ornery bulls. “To get to the NFR is a great honor, and to do it with Darrell and

Dusty is even better – they are great bullfighters and even better people. We all have the same absolute

goals – to keep the bull riders safe, then to keep each other safe. So usually at least one of us gets wiped out

each night. There were only three rounds this year (in 2011) where no one took a hooking. We’re just focused

on keeping those guys safe.

“But we cut up and have a lot of fun, too. Everybody hangs out in the bullfighters’ locker room – we make

George Carlin sound like Sunday Bible school. But we’re fans of rodeo, and especially of those bull riders.

And they’re our friends – those 15 guys and the other 500 who put their hands in a bull rope every weekend.

My goal will always be to make it to the NFR, but only because I want to do the best I can for every one of

those guys.”

CrAsh Cooper – Barrelman

CrAsh Cooper always dreamed of representing Canada, his home country, on an

international stage. He just thought that stage would be a little colder – perhaps 28

degrees, like an ice rink. In the late 1990s, Cooper was playing minor league hockey

in Canada and the U.S. when a car wreck changed his career path.

“I was on my way to a rodeo to fight bulls,” Cooper said, “but I broke my foot in

the accident and couldn’t skate at that level any more. But I could still play rugby and

fight bulls, and eventually I took on the challenge of clowning. I’ve seen the NFR on

TV all my life, and I’ve been going to (the PRCA’s pre-NFR) Convention for years and

shown my artwork at the Cowboy Christmas show, so I’ve attended the NFR as a fan.

But being the first guy from Canada to work the barrel there, I felt like I had the weight of the nation on my

shoulders. It’s been my mission since I was a little kid to represent my country at something. I just didn’t think

it would be as a clown!

“People told me to view it as any other rodeo, but it truly isn’t. The coolest moment for me was the day

before it started. I walked down the tunnel into the arena and just stood there; there wasn’t another soul around.

That one moment of stillness was a great help in preparing for the next 10 days of chaos. It’s a good kind of

chaos, but the schedule is crazy and there’s a lot happening all the time, plus I had my artwork booth and about

20 friends and family members who came down from Canada. I just wanted to put everything into slow motion

to make it last longer.”

Cooper said it wasn’t the technical demands of the NFR that were especially challenging. “The NFR is a

limited role for a barrelman. The job is mainly to get the crowd up and ready for the bull riding, and if there are

no problems during the event, you just get to watch it from a very good seat – in the barrel. But getting to do

it was very exciting – it’s the height of our profession. All those little rodeos I did in the pouring rain when there

were 10 people in the stands … it was all worth it. And for the first time in my life, I left Las Vegas with money,

so that was good, too.”

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and Bullfighters

Contestants and judges aren’t the only people in the rodeo arena. During roughstock events, 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 bucked

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.

These categories of personnel are considered integral to rodeo and are part of every PRCA-sanctioned

rodeo.

This list includes insured PRCA-member bullfighters, clowns and barrelmen as of Feb. 20, 2012 (and

inductees into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame), and describes much, but not necessarily all, of their experience

in the PRCA and some allied organizations.

Travis “Hitman” 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, 2004-11.

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

wife, Leah; daughter, Emma. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

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:

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

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

education. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: fishing, hunting,

working out.

Christopher “Hodge” 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.

Mike Anderson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: Wrangler

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

BULLFIGHTERS, CLOWNS AND BARRELMEN

165 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge/Ram Montana

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2000-05, 2012; Belt (Mont.)

Rodeo, 2000-11; Bear Paw Round-up (Chinook, Mont.),

1999-2011; Marias River Stampede (Shelby, Mont.),

2006-11; Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede,

2003-11; Richland County Fair and Rodeo (Sidney,

Mont.), 2009-11; Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo

(Glasgow), 2000-07, 2009-2011; Dawson County Fair &

Rodeo (Glendive, Mont.), 1999-2007, 2010-11; Dillon

(Mont.) Jaycee Rodeo, 2010-11; Home of Champions

PRCA Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), 2000-07; Wyoming

State Fair (Douglas), 2002; Big Sky Pro Rodeo Round Up

(Great Falls, Mont.), 2009. RESIDENCE: Kalispell, Mont.

BORN: Oct. 14, 1969. FAMILY: wife, Katelyn; daughter,

Shae; sons, Jerrod and Will James. COLLEGE: Western

Montana College (Dillon). OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

construction, hunting guide, truck driver. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, welding.

Matt Baldwin

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. ACHIEVEMENTS: Xtreme

Bulls Tour Finals, 2005-08. RESIDENCE: Sylvania, Ala.

BORN: Feb. 25, 1976. FAMILY: wife, Kristy; son, Eli.

OTHER OCCUPATION: running construction company.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: working on family farm.

Dusty Barrett

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

solid-colored Wrangler shirts, Wrangler baggies, 20X

black felt hat. ACTS: Roman riding ponies, trick pony,

whips. RESIDENCE: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. BORN: March

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

horse trainer, saddle shop owner. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: Catahoula dogs, Mexican food.


Kaleb Barrett

Bullfighter

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

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2008-09; Home of Champions PRCA Rodeo (Red Lodge,

Mont.); Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.),

Richland County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Sidney, Mont.).

STYLE OF DRESS: jersey and shorts. RESIDENCE:

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

University of Montana (Missoula). OTHER OCCUPATION:

licensed practical nurse. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

hunting, fishing, friends and family.

Rowdy Barry

Bullfighter

NFR: 1999; alternate, 2000. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1986; Gold Card. STYLE OF DRESS: no makeup, white

shirts, red and yellow socks. VITALS: 6-0, 175 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 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, 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.

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. WEBSITE:

www.RowdyBarry.com.

Joe Baumgartner

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

NFR: 1992-2004, 2006. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1987; Gold

Card. 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; Dodge Sierra Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1990-93;

Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1994, 1998, 2000;

Original Coors Rodeo Showdown, 1994-98. RESIDENCE:

Red Bluff, Calif. BORN: Sept. 9, 1966. 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. 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

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: red

hair, wild shirts, baggies, black hat. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo (Kalispell), 2009;

Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo 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,

four-wheeling.

Skip Beeler

Barrelman/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, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. STYLE OF DRESS: Hawaiian

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

pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Fourth of July Celebration

and PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas), 2000-11; Pasadena

(Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo, 2000-11; Buc Days

ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) Rodeo, 2005-06,

2008-11; Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo,

2005-11; Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals,

2000-01; Youth Rodeo Association Finals, 1991.

RESIDENCE: Alvin, Texas. BORN: Jan. 8, 1969. FAMILY:

wife, Becky; daughter, Baylee. OTHER OCCUPATION:

pipe welder. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: fishing, going to

the beach, raising Watusi cattle.

Bud Bentley

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. STYLE OF DRESS: casual,

Western. RESIDENCE: Henderson, Nev. BORN: April

19, 1974. FAMILY: wife, Tammy; daughter, Brilynn; son,

Blake. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: outdoor activities.

Kenny Bergeron Jr.

Bullfighter

NFR: 2010-11. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE

OF DRESS: black hat, blue and black jersey. VITALS:

6-0, 175 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for

Bullfighter of the Year, 2008-11; Dixie National (Jackson,

Miss.), 2004-11; Dodge/Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2009-11; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2008;

Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), 2009;

Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo, 2003-11; Louisiana

High School Rodeo Association Finals. RESIDENCE:

Mowata, La. BORN: May 25, 1978. FAMILY: daughter,

Addison; son, Grady. OTHER OCCUPATION: owner, farm

and ranch service company. ADDITIONAL INTEREST:

Louisiana State University football.

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Bullfighters, Clowns And Barrelmen (continued)

Adam Boyd

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Volant, Pa.

BORN: Sept. 11, 1978.

Dustin Brewer

Bullfighter, barrelman/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: Prairie du Chien, Wis. BORN:

Sept. 7, 1969. FAMILY: wife, Tarra; son, Brogan. COLLEGE:

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford),

associate degree in science. OTHER OCCUPATION:

welder. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: horses, cattle, hunting.

Lance “Boy Wonder” Brittan

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. 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, 2008. RESIDENCE:

Windsor, Colo. BORN: April 11, 1974. FAMILY: wife, Cami;

daughters, Madison, Morgan. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

entrepreneur, custom builder.

Colt Bruegman

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1991. RESIDENCE: Cheyenne,

Wyo. BORN: March 1, 1970.

Al Bryan

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2012. RESIDENCE: Winnsboro, La.

BORN: Dec. 23, 1981.

Andy “Wolverine” Burelle

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS:

yellow shorts, baggies. VITALS: 5-10, 180 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo

(Odessa, Texas), 2000-10; Southwestern Exposition and

Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), 2007-10; La Fiesta

de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.), 2009-10; ABC Pro Rodeo

(Lubbock, Texas), 2006-10; Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, 2010;

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.),

2010; California Rodeo Salinas, 2001-10; Nebraska’s Big

Rodeo (Burwell), 2004-10; Larimer County Fair & Rodeo

(Loveland, Colo.), 2006-10; Richland County Fair & Rodeo

(Sidney, Mont.), 2008-10; Inter-state Rodeo (Coffeyville,

Kan.), 2010; New Mexico State Fair Rodeo (Albuquerque),

2007-10; All American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas),

2008-10; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2007;

Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo, 2010; Mineral Wells (Texas)

Rodeo, 2010. ACT: backflip over fighting bull in freestyle

competition. RESIDENCE: Ardmore, Okla. BORN: Sept.

21, 1976. FAMILY: wife, Robyn. COLLEGE: Eastern

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Michigan University (Ypsilanti). OTHER OCCUPATION:

Realtor. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, hunting,

marketing. WEBSITE: www.andyburelle.com.

Cade Burns

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. RESIDENCE: Laramie, Wyo.

BORN: April 24, 1989.

Rudy Burns

Barrelman/clown

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. ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for Clown

of the Year, 2008-11; Coors Man in the Can, 1995, 2000,

runner-up, 1991. RESIDENCE: Smithdale, Miss. BORN:

Sept. 12, 1949. FAMILY: wife, Betty Jane; daughter,

Tressa; son, Kevin. OTHER OCCUPATION: cattleman.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: hunting.

Richard “Buddy” Bush Jr.

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. RESIDENCE: Hope Hull, Ala.

BORN: Sept. 15, 1989.

Joe Butler

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2003. STYLE OF DRESS: camo

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

Oakhill, Calif. BORN: Sept. 24, 1980. COLLEGE: Oklahoma

State University (Stillwater), degree in animal science.

OTHER OCCUPATION: livestock insemination-related

business. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, roping,

golfing.

Val Byram

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999, Gold Card. 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:

selected to represent Utah at the 2011 National Day

of the American Cowboy; 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. FAMILY: daughter, Dustie; son,

Clint. COLLEGE: Weber State University (Ogden, Utah).

OTHER OCCUPATION: sheep rancher. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: trapping, hunting, fishing.

Gerry Byrn Jr.

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: black

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

ACHIEVEMENTS: Senior Pro National Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 2005, 2007; 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. 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-

09; selected for Canadian Finals Rodeo, 2008-09.

RESIDENCE: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. BORN: Feb. 14,

1986. COLLEGE: working toward business degree at

University of Saskatchewan (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:

Sturgis, S.D. BORN: Feb. 4, 1972. FAMILY: wife, Melissa;

sons, Marshall, Lane, Cole. COLLEGE: Laramie County

Community College (Cheyenne, Wyo.), associate degree

in welding. OTHER OCCUPATION: welder. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, riding colts.

Scott Cameron

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1989. STYLE OF DRESS: purple

and black colors. VITALS: 5-9, 165 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 Rodeo, 1988, 1994, 1997; performed

in Japan, Finland, France and Spain. RESIDENCE: Nunn,

Colo. BORN: Dec. 4, 1962. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

outdoor sports, recreation, hunting.

Sal Caruso Jr.

Bullfighter

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

BORN: Sept. 13, 1974.

Donny Castle

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Exeter, Calif.

BORN: March 17, 1985.

Denny Cheatham

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1984. RESIDENCE: Glennville,

Calif. BORN: May 3, 1950.

Johnny Clark

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Queen Creek,

Ariz. BORN: Nov. 16, 1975.

Justin “J.C.” Clark

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: 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: Aug. 29, 1973.

FAMILY: wife, Tammy. COLLEGE: Mesa State College

(Grand Junction, Colo.). OTHER OCCUPATION: deputy

sheriff. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: guns, diesel pickups,

hunting. WEBSITE: www.JustinClarkBullfighter.com.

Ryan “Ryno” Clark

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. RESIDENCE: Silvercreek,

Ga. BORN: Jan. 5, 1981.

Leon Coffee

Bullfighter, barrelman/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: car act, Discovery 529.

ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Clown of the Year, 1983, top

three, 1984-2001; Wrangler Bullfight 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, 1996-97, 2003-04; 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. FAMILY: wife,

Terri; daughters, Leigh Ann, Brandy Lynn; son, Luke

Anthony. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: horse trainer, farrier.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: fishing, hunting.

Mitchell Coleman

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. RESIDENCE: Molalla, Ore.

BORN: Sept. 16, 1985.

Clay Collins

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

NFR: 2007-09. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. STYLE OF

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

cleats, blue knee braces. VITALS: 5-10, 185 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for Bullfighter of the Year,

2007-08, 2011; Justin Boots Championships (Omaha,

Neb.), 2009-10; Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals

Rodeo bullfighter, 2002-03, 2006-07; selected for Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2007; Xtreme

Bulls San Antonio, 2007-09; Xtreme Bulls Houston,

2007-09; San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2007-09;

RodeoHouston, 2007-09; 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

INTERESTS: roping, baseball, fishing. WEBSITE: www.

ClayCollins.net.

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CrAsh Cooper

Barrelman/clown

NFR: 2011. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. ACHIEVEMENTS:

nominated for PRCA Comedy Act of the Year, 2011;

Tour Finale barrelman (Omaha), 2005; Canadian Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 2003-10; College National Finals

Rodeo barrelman; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman; two-time Dodge Columbia Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman; Canadian TV’s Host of the Year,

2007. RESIDENCE: Senlac, Saskatchewan. BORN: Jan.

26, 1973. FAMILY: wife, Katrina; son, Jinks. COLLEGE:

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

OCCUPATIONS: TV host, professional Western artist and

cartoonist, rancher. WEBSITE: www.CrAshCooper.com.

Dave Copher

Barrelman/clown

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. 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 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: Twin Falls, Idaho. BORN: July 21, 1976.

FAMILY: wife, Anne; son, J.W. OTHER OCCUPATION:

concrete finisher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: family,

riding horses, dancing.

Casey Craigen

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Sour Lake,

Texas. BORN: Sept. 9, 1985.

Brian “Digger” 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:

Johnstown, N.Y. BORN: July 3, 1971. FAMILY: wife,

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

College, associate degree in horse training and

management. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: equine dentistry,

raising bucking bulls.

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Bert Davis, Coppertown Clown

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

NFR: opening act, 2000; specialty act, 2003, 2006. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1974; Gold Card. STYLE OF DRESS:

full-face makeup, custom colorful shirts, long baggies,

wigs, costumes; Tough Enough to Wear Pink outfits.

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

Crew 10-dog trick liberty act; Garbageman’s Nightmare;

Matador Frisbee Dogs; Balloon Bo Bo; “Iditarod Race or

Bust” dogsled act; barrel-racing dogs. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Whoop-Up Days Pro Rodeo (Lethbridge, Alberta),

2010-11; Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede, 2009;

Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede, 2008, 2010; Brooks

(Alberta) Kinsmen Rodeo, 2006, 2009; St. Paul (Ore.)

Rodeo, 1974-75, 1980, 1983; Woodlake (Calif.) Lions

Rodeo, 2006, 2008; Mother Lode Round-up (Sonora,

Calif.), 2006, 2007, 2009; Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup,

2003, 2006, 2010; PRCA Comedy Act of the Year nominee,

2003-04; Vegas round finalist on “America’s Got

Talent,” 2010; featured on National Geographic’s “Dogs

with Jobs” and CMT’s “Most Shocking: Stomped and

Gored,” 2004; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2006; Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1998, 2004;

Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2003; Dodge

Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2002; Dodge

Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2001; Dodge Prairie

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1999; PRCA executive council,

contract personnel chairman, at-large director, 2005-

06; youngest clown/bullfighter in the RCA (16 years

old, 1974). RESIDENCE: Kopperl, Texas. BORN: July

31, 1957. FAMILY: wife, Frannie; daughter, Cheyenne;

son, Cody. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: animal trainer, truck

driver, owner of miniature bucking cattle business.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: traveling, cooking, Facebook.

WEBSITE: www.coppertownclown.com.

J.R. DeMarsh

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. RESIDENCE: Hudson Falls,

N.Y. BORN: March 23, 1982.

Allan Dessel

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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. COLLEGE: Buena Vista University (Storm

Lake, Iowa). OTHER OCCUPATION: high school physics

and math teacher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: roping,

hunting, family. WEBSITE: www.AllanDessel.com.

Darrell Diefenbach

Bullfighter

NFR: 2001-11 (injured and did not appear in 2006,

2008). PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. STYLE OF DRESS:

red shirt, baggies. VITALS: 5-9, 170 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACT: backward bull riding. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA

Bullfighter of the Year, 2008, nominated, 2011; Dodge/

Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2001-


02, 2011; Tour Finale (Las Vegas) specialty act, 2001,

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

2003-05; Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2011;

Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2000-

01; Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

2001; Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, 2002-11;

Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, 2009-11; Caldwell (Idaho) Night

Rodeo, 1999-2011; Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant

Grove, Utah), 2004-11; San Antonio Stock Show and

Rodeo, 2007-08; Tucson (Ariz.), 2006-08; National Rodeo

Association of Australia Bullfighter of the Year, 1997;

Australian champion bullfighter, 1996-97; Southwestern

Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), 2005-

06; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, 2004-06. RESIDENCE:

Hermiston, Ore. BORN: March 7, 1974. COLLEGE:

Maryborough Technical and Further Education College

(Australia). OTHER OCCUPATION: construction.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, raising bucking

bulls, ranching.

George Doak

Barrelman/clown

(retired, ProRodeo Hall of Fame)

NFR: bullfighter, 1971, 1977. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

1961; Gold Card. 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. FAMILY: wife, Reada; sons, George Jr., Steve, Mike.

COLLEGE: Texas Tech University (Lubbock). OTHER

OCCUPATION: marketing rep and public relations

for Cavender’s Boot City. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

hunting, fishing, Special Olympics.

Quail Dobbs

Barrelman/clown

(retired, ProRodeo Hall of Fame)

NFR: clown, 1972, barrelman, 1978, 1985, 1988;

alternate,1983. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1964; Gold Card.

ACTS: exploding Model T; chicken pulling cart; pig and

dog act. ACHIEVEMENTS: inducted into ProRodeo Hall

of Fame, 2002; Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2002;

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2003; and Texas Rodeo

Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2004; PRCA Clown of the Year,

1978, 1988; Coors Man in the Can, 1985, 1986, 1990,

1993; worked rodeos around the country, including 28

years at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; worked rodeos

in El Paso, Pecos, Abilene and Big Spring, Texas, regularly;

one of only three men to work the Wrangler NFR as both

a bullfighter and a barrelman; played Woodlake Clown in

the movie J.W. Coop. BORN: Aug. 27, 1941. RESIDENCE:

Coahoma, Texas. FAMILY: wife, Judy; daughter,

Stephanie; son, Coley.

Chad Dowdy

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

red and black shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS: won freestyle

bullfighting at Benny Binion 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 Rodeo, 2005; Dodge Great

Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1994-95; Grand National

Rodeo (San Francisco) bullfighter; National Little Britches

Rodeo Finals bullfighter. RESIDENCE: Aledo, Texas.

BORN: Feb. 2, 1973. FAMILY: wife, Kayla. COLLEGE:

University of Nebraska (Lincoln). OTHER OCCUPATION:

owner, bar and grill. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting,

fishing, horses. WEBSITE: www.DustyDuba.com.

“Backflip” Johnny Dudley

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: long

baggies, red and white shirt, blue hair. SPECIALTY ACTS:

Xploding Limousine, Mailman Skunk, Duck and Chariot.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.),

2009; Oklahoma City Xtreme Bulls, 2006; ABC Pro Rodeo

(Lubbock, Texas), 2008. RESIDENCE: Athens, Texas.

BORN: June 2, 1978. COLLEGE: University of Houston,

bachelor’s degree in international business. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: comedian, rodeo announcer, U.S. Marine

Corp veteran. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: golf, baseball,

motorcycles. WEBSITE: www.BackflipJohnny.com.

“Mr. Smooth” Rex Dunn

Bullfighter

(retired, ProRodeo Hall of Fame)

NFR: 1983, 1985-86. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1976; Gold

Card. STYLE OF DRESS: long baggy pants, black

hat, Indian-style shirts. VITALS: 5-11, 170 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: inducted into ProRodeo Hall of Fame,

2010; PRCA Clown of the Year, 1985; Wrangler Bullfight

reserve world champion, 1985-86; raised Howdy Dooty,

PRCA Fighting Bull of the Year, 1997. RESIDENCE:

Waurika, Okla. BORN: Dec. 31, 1955. FAMILY: sons, Jace,

Kyote. COLLEGE: Murray State College (Tishomingo,

Okla.). OTHER OCCUPATIONS: raising fighting bulls,

teaching bullfighting schools.

Terance Eichhorn

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, blue and white shirt, white socks, baggies. VITALS:

6-0, 180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Montana High

School Finals Rodeo, 2010-11. RESIDENCE: Emigrant,

Mont. BORN: Jan. 27, 1983. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

dude ranch wrangler/guide, carpenter. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: art, training horses.

Greek Ellick Jr.

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. RESIDENCE: Rogersville,

Ala. BORN: Nov. 11, 1964. 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.

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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 Rodeo, 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.

David “Hippie” Engelkes

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Steamboat

Rock, Iowa. BORN: June 17, 1979.

T.C. Evans

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. RESIDENCE: Enterprise, Ore.

BORN: Sept. 24, 1964.

Jim Bob Feller

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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

1970; Gold Card. 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 barrelman, 1991, 1998-99;

Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, six

times. RESIDENCE: Granbury, Texas. BORN: March 9,

1951. 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 Ram Rodeo.

Tom Feller

Barrelman/clown

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

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1974; Gold Card. 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; 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.

COLLEGE: University of Texas (Arlington), bachelor’s

degree in fine arts (art education). OTHER OCCUPATION:

director of event marketing, Justin Brands.

Aaron Ferguson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Ada, Okla.

BORN: April 11, 1988.

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Charles 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 OCCUPATION: welder. ADDITIONAL INTEREST:

freestyle bullfighting.

Chris Forrest

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Bradenton, Fla.

BORN: May 1, 1976.

Jess Franks

Barrelman/clown

NFR: alternate, 1988; barrelman, 1989. PRCA

MEMBERSHIP: 1980; Gold Card. STYLE OF DRESS:

baggies, red-and-white striped shirt, hot pink hat.

ACHIEVEMENTS: College National Finals Rodeo,

1985-93; Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1982-85, 1991;

Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1986-89, 1993; Columbia

River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1992; served on PRCA Board

of Directors executive committee, 1988-93; produced

and promoted Farmington (N.M.) Pro Rodeo, 1985-94.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: Serving on boards of directors

for Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo Cowboy Alumni, both

of which raise money for scholarships, ProRodeo Hall of

Fame and Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. RESIDENCE: Belen,

N.M. BORN: Sept. 23, 1950. FAMILY: single. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: stunt man (member of Screen Actors

Guild) for movies and commercials, auctioneer .

Robert Gann

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. STYLE OF DRESS: jerseys or

baggies, blue and white makeup. ACHIEVEMENTS: Old

Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.), 2007-09; XIT Rodeo

and Reunion (Dalhart, Texas), 2008-09; Phil Gardenhire

PRCA Rodeo (Poteau, Okla.), 2008-09; Flint Hills Rodeo

(Strong City, Kan.), 2009; Mid-South Fair and Rodeo

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

Rodeo, 2008; six-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

Barrelman/clown

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 Rodeo, 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: Wickenburg, Ariz.

BORN: Feb. 2, 1973. FAMILY: wife, Alisha; daughter,


Jacquelyn. COLLEGE: Garden City (Kan.) Community

College, associate degree. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

roping, hunting. WEBSITE: www.SlimGarner.com.

Rodney “Shotgun” Gaston

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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

Rodeo 2003-04; Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2006. RESIDENCE: Chapel Hill, Texas. BORN: Sept. 17,

1965. 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.

Jason Gibbs

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Hughes

Springs, Texas. BORN: Sept. 7, 1976.

Marc Gill

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: “old

school” Wrangler baggies, bandanas, red shirts

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

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

of Wyoming (Laramie). OTHER OCCUPATION: carpentry.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: building log furniture, sports,

family time.

Cory “Brahmer” Griebel

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. RESIDENCE: Mullen, Neb.

BORN: Oct. 11, 1974.

Jess Griffin

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. RESIDENCE: Daniel, Wyo.

BORN: June 5, 1977.

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.

Arthur Gust

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Onsted, Mich.

BORN: Sept. 9, 1984. FAMILY: wife, Jamie. OTHER

OCCUPATION: field drainage laborer.

Caine Hager

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2007, 2010; Dodge

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

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

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

FAMILY: daughters, Hannah, Haley.

Clay Hager

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. RESIDENCE: Odessa, Texas.

BORN: Aug. 12, 1987.

Denny Halstead

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: yellow

and black baggies, fancy boots. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 2007,

barrelman and clown, 2010; Dodge Badlands Circuit

Finals Rodeo barrelman and clown, 2010; Dodge

Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 2006, 2009;

Canadian Finals Rodeo, 2011; Canadian Professional

Rodeo Association Entertainer of the Year, 2007-

08, 2011; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede barrelman,

five times. RESIDENCE: De Winton, Alberta. BORN:

Aug. 17, 1959. FAMILY: wife, Michele; son, Chase. OTHER

OCCUPATION: firefighter. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: tiedown

roping, team roping.

Billy Bob Hamilton

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. STYLE OF DRESS: old

baggies. VITALS: 6-1, 170 pounds. RESIDENCE: Council,

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

Valley Community College (Ontario, Ore.). OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: manager, bucking bull breeder.

Chris Hammack

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1999. RESIDENCE: Belton, Texas.

BORN: Oct. 27, 1971.

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: Socorro, Texas. BORN: Oct. 6,

1978. COLLEGE: El Paso Community College, associate

degree in preveterinary science. OTHER OCCUPATION:

veterinary technician. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: trout

fishing, hunting, shooting.

Trever Hamsher

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. STYLE OF DRESS: red

jersey, blue shorts, red socks. VITALS: 6-3, 145 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Coors Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.), 2010;

Pony Express Days Pro Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah),

2010; Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.), 2010;

Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.), 2010; Red Desert

Round-up (Rock Springs, Wyo.), 2010; Big Wind Round

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Up (Riverton, Wyo.), 2010; Douglas County Fair and

Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.), 2010; Sanders County Fair &

PRCA Rodeo (Plains , Mont.), 2010; Benny Binion Bucking

Bull and Horse Sale, 2009-10; NIRA West Coast Regional

Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), 2008. RESIDENCE: John Day,

Ore. BORN: Sept. 19, 1990. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

drawing, music, cooking.

Keith “Taser” Hanood

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. RESIDENCE: Goldston, N.C.

BORN: April 5, 1972.

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 Hills Charity ProRodeo

(City of Industry, Calif.), 2008; Kern County Sheriff’s

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 (Redding,

Calif.). OTHER OCCUPATION: landscaping. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: basketball, working out.

Dwayne C. “Amazin’ Razin”

Hargo

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

NFR: alternate, 1989, 2002. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1984;

Gold Card. 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 Rodeo bullfighter; Canadian

Finals Rodeo bullfighter; two-time Dodge California

Circuit bullfighter; stunt double for television and

movies. RESIDENCE: Somerset, Calif. BORN: March 17,

1961. 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.

Nathan Harp

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Tuttle, Okla.

BORN: March 25, 1990.

Clifton “Hollywood” Harris

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: hobo.

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

illusions. RESIDENCE: Reddick, Fla. BORN: Aug. 24,

1960. FAMILY: wife, Kelly; son, Brinson. COLLEGE: Sam

Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas).

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Lecile Harris

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1982; Gold Card. VITALS: 6-4,

200 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: Piano Act, Baseball Act,

the Wrangler Roadster, Mr. Whiggins. ACHIEVEMENTS:

ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee, 2007; PRCA Clown of

the Year, 1992, 1994-96; seven years on TV’s Hee Haw;

Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo, 1991, 1997, 2010;

Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, five times;

Canadian Finals Rodeo, five times; Collierville (Tenn.)

Sports Hall of Fame inductee. RESIDENCE: Collierville,

Tenn. BORN: Nov. 6, 1936. FAMILY: wife, Ethel; daughter,

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

Tennessee (Martin). ADDITIONAL INTEREST: golf.

WEBSITE: www.Lecile.com.

Matt Harris

Barrelman/clown

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.

Richie Harris

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. STYLE OF DRESS: red,

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

5-9, 160 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: National Western

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

High School Finals Rodeo, 2009; National Little Britches

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

Colo. BORN: May 28, 1976. FAMILY: wife, Christine; son,

Braiden; daughter, McKenna. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

wakeboarding, riding motorcycles, basketball.

J.J. Harrison

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: athletic

pants, jerseys. VITALS: 5-11, 160 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: sumo suit, dancing, queen run, walk-and-talk

antics. ACHIEVEMENTS: Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, 2011;

Ram Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2011; Canby (Ore.)

Rodeo, 2011; Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, 2007-10; Walla Walla

(Wash.) Frontier Days, 2006-10; Crooked River Roundup

(Prineville, Ore.), 2008-10; Dodge Columbia River Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2009-10; Wild Rogue ProRodeo (Central

Point, Ore.), 2007-09; Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo, 2009;

Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.), 2009-

10; Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo, 2009-10; Belt (Mont.)

Rodeo, 2010; PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo (Libby, Mont.),

2010; NILE ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.), 2010; Thunder

Mountain Pro Rodeo (Longview, Wash.), 2010; Omak

(Wash.) Stampede, 2010; Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup,

2010; Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, 2010. RESIDENCE:

Walla Walla, Wash. BORN: May 13, 1975. FAMILY: wife,

Melissa; son, Huckleberry. COLLEGE: Washington State

University (Pullman), bachelor’s degree; Grand Canyon

University, master’s degree. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

motivational speaker, college recruiter, voice talent.


ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: piloting aircraft, sports, time

with son. WEBSITE: www.JJHarrison.net.

John Harrison

Barrelman/clown

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

OF DRESS: grease paint, bright colors. SPECIALTY

ACTS: comedy trick riding, Miss Rodeo Universe.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Coors Man in Can nominee, 2011; PRCA

Comedy Act of the Year, nominated five times, including

2009-11; PRCA Dress Act of the Year, nominated twice;

PRCA Clown of the Year, nominated 2009-11. RESIDENCE:

Soper, Okla. BORN: Oct. 12, 1978. FAMILY: wife, Carla;

daughter, Addison; son, Cazwell. COLLEGE: Colby (Kan.)

Community College; Southeastern Oklahoma State

University (Durant), bachelor’s degree in agricultural

business. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rancher, entrepreneur.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: event production. WEBSITE:

www.HarrisonEntertainment.com.

Justin Hawks

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. ACHIEVEMENTS: Magic

Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho), 2010; Dodge Montana

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1996-98. RESIDENCE: Stephenville,

Texas. BORN: Oct. 16, 1968. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

rancher, saddle maker.

Mike Hayhurst

Barrelman/clown

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; Challenger Tour, 2005.

RESIDENCE: Barstow, Calif. BORN: Sept. 12, 1962. FAMILY:

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

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

OTHER OCCUPATION: high school administrator.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: computers, playing guitar,

family. WEBSITE: www.ProRodeoClown.com.

Chuck Henson

Barrelman/clown

(retired, ProRodeo Hall of Fame)

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

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

of the Year, 1977; ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee,

1995; Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, 2009; Pima County

(Ariz.) Sports Hall of Fame inductee, 2003; Montana Pro

Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame. RESIDENCE: Tucson, Ariz.

BORN: Feb. 4, 1931. FAMILY: wife, Nancy; daughters,

Nancy, Leigh Ann. COLLEGE: University of Arizona

(Tucson). OTHER OCCUPATIONS: stunt man, owner of

construction company.

Kevin Higley

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1984; Gold Card. 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, 2009; Dodge National Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 1995, 1997; Dodge Columbia River

Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 1996. RESIDENCE:

Hooper, Utah. BORN: Dec. 1, 1956. FAMILY: wife, Tammy;

sons, Justin, Casey, Trevor, Colton. OTHER OCCUPATION:

general contractor. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: family,

raising bucking bulls, skiing.

Timothy Ross Hill

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies.

VITALS: 5-11, 180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: California

Rodeo Salinas, 2007-10; Brighton Field Day and PRCA

Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.), 2008-10; Seminole Classic

(Okeechobee, Fla.), 2010; Greater Gulf State Fair ProRodeo

(Mobile, Ala.), 2009-10; Cody (Wyo.) Night Rodeo, 2010.

RESIDENCE: Muscle Shoals, Ala. BORN: Nov. 21, 1982.

COLLEGE: University of Western Alabama (Livingston).

OTHER OCCUPATION: leatherwork. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: Mexican bulls, hunting, wildlife.

Robbie Hodges

Barrelman/clown

NFR: 2010; alternate, 2011. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

contestant, 1991; barrelman, 2004. STYLE OF DRESS:

funny face, traditional. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Clown

of the Year nominee, 2006, 2010; Coors Man in the Can

nominee, 2011; PRCA Comedy Act of the Year nominee,

2011; 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, 1986-1989.

RESIDENCE: Alamosa, Colo. BORN: Aug. 3, 1967. FAMILY:

wife, Verla; sons, Tel, Orrin. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: stock

contractor, pickup man, school bus driver. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: being with family, skiing.

Bryan Hope

Barrelman/clown

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

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 1995, 1997-98, 2000; Dodge First Frontier Circuit

Finals Rodeo; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2001; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede; American Royal

(Kansas City, Mo.); Washington Parish Free Fair and

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

Six, S.C. BORN: Dec. 23, 1959. 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.

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Michael “Smurf” Horton

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1980; Gold Card. RESIDENCE:

Mineral Wells, Texas. BORN: Feb. 5, 1962.

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 Rodeo, 2003; Dodge

Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2004, 2007; Tour Finale

(Omaha, Neb.); 2004-06; National Western Stock Show

& Rodeo (Denver), 2006-08; Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

(Colorado Springs, Colo.), 2003-08. RESIDENCE: North

Platte, Neb. BORN: Aug. 14, 1978. FAMILY: wife, Amber;

daughter, Raylynn. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: ranch

hand, horse trainer. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: roping,

fishing, hunting.

Lane Hurst

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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. 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

Barrelman/clown

NFR: 1998-2002, 2008-09. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994.

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

pants; red hat. VITALS: 6-1, 185 pounds. SPECIALTY

ACTS: horse acts, dog acts, bull whips, trick roping.

ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Clown of the Year, 2006-11;

Coors Man in the Can, 2006, 2009-11; PRCA Specialty Act

of the Year, 1999-2002, 2006; PRCA Comedy Act of the

Year, 2001, 2004, 2009-11; Dodge National Finals Circuit

Rodeo specialty act and barrelman, 1999-2000, 2008,

2010; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2008; Dodge

Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2007; Dodge Great

Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2003; Dodge First Frontier

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1999-2001, 2004-06, 2009; Dodge

Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1996. RESIDENCE:

Goldston, N.C. BORN: Oct. 9, 1957. FAMILY: wife,

Melanie. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: team roping, fishing,

animal training. WEBSITE: www.KeithIsley.com.

Cody Jackson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2012. RESIDENCE: Coalinga, Calif.

BORN: Sept. 1, 1984.

David Jantzi

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. STYLE OF DRESS: bright

shirts, baggies. VITALS: 6-3, 175. RESIDENCE: Duncan,

Okla. BORN: March 19, 1982. FAMILY: single. COLLEGE:

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Ohio State University, degree in beef production and

management. OTHER OCCUPATION: ranch foreman.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: fly fishing, college football

and basketball.

Robert “Blue” 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: Winnie, Texas. BORN: Nov.

5, 1974. 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:

nominated for PRCA Bullfighter of the Year, 2010;

Tour Championship (Dallas), 2007; Dodge National

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2005, 2008; Xtreme Bulls Finals

(Indianapolis), 2006; Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 11 times; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo,

twice. RESIDENCE: Shoshone, Idaho. BORN: June 15,

1971. FAMILY: wife, Karen; sons, Ruger, Shane. COLLEGE:

Western Montana State (Dillon). OTHER OCCUPATION:

ranching. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: hunting.

Nathan Jestes

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. RESIDENCE: Douglas, Wyo.

BORN: Sept. 17, 1987.

Barry “Boom-Boom” Johnson

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990; Gold Card. 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 Rodeo, 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. 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. WEBSITE: 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:

South Jordan, Utah. BORN: June 21, 1977. OTHER

OCCUPATION: construction foreman. ADDITIONAL

INTEREST: freestyle motocross.


Cameron Keeton

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1985. RESIDENCE: Whitesboro,

Texas. BORN: Sept. 4, 1965.

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; Rio Grande Valley

Pro Rodeo (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.

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, 1991-2011; Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, 1989-2011;

Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede, 1989-2011;

Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, 1989-2011; 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. FAMILY: wife, Ashlee;

son, Casey. COLLEGE: Miles City (Mont.) Community

College, associate degree in auto mechanics. OTHER

OCCUPATION: rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

hunting, fishing. WEBSITE: www.LoydKetchum.com.

Martin Kiff

Barrelman/clown

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. ACHIEVEMENTS: California Circuit president,

2006-07; Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo

barrelman, 2004; Dodge California Circuit Finals Rodeo,

1999-2003; two-time NIRA West Coast Regional Finals

Rodeo barrelman; performed more than 1,000 times.

RESIDENCE: Healdsburg, Calif. BORN: Aug. 15, 1963.

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.

Ted Kimzey

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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; Dodge 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. 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.

Jake King

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: New Waverly,

Texas. BORN: Jan. 30, 1991.

George Kinter

Clown, barrelman

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful.

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

BORN: Feb. 13, 1959. FAMILY: wife, Mary; sons, Luke,

Skye. OTHER OCCUPATION: rancher. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, trapping.

Chris Kirby

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. RESIDENCE: Kaufman,

Texas. BORN: June 22, 1981.

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.

Philip “Kroppy” Kropp

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. RESIDENCE: Ogden, Utah.

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: Garden City, Kan. BORN: Aug. 28,

1984. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, sports.

Colin LaMont

Bullfighter

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

yellow plaid shirt, blue shorts, baggies. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge/Ram Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2010-11.

RESIDENCE: Lodgepole, S.D. BORN: Aug. 28, 1983.

COLLEGE: South Dakota State University (Brookings),

bachelor’s degree, range science. FAMILY: wife, Whitney;

daughter, Landree. OTHER OCCUPATION: rancher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: raising, training horses.

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Donnie Landis

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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

1978; Gold Card. 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. 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; Dodge 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 Rodeo Association bullfighter and

clown, 1976-77. RESIDENCE: Gooding, Idaho. BORN:

June 7, 1960. FAMILY: wife, Rabecca; sons, Travis, Kyler,

Tucker, Michael, Robert; daughter, Leslie. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: fishing, animal training, magic.

Travis Langan

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Somerset, Calif.

BORN: Oct. 3, 1983.

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 OCCUPATION: seasoning bucking horses and

bulls. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard

Barrelman/clown

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

and blue. SPECIALTY ACT: three dogs, three monkeys

herd bighorn sheep in arena. ACHIEVEMENTS: National

Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), 2009-10;

Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), 2004, 2006, 2008,

2010; Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo, 2010; barrelman, specialty

act, Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2009; Kansas’

Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg), 2009; Box Elder County Fair

& Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah), 2009; Dodge First Frontier

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2006-10; Dodge Southeastern

Circuit Finals Rodeo (David, Fla.), 2010; Last Chance

Stampede (Helena, Mont.), 2010; Ellensburg (Wash.)

Rodeo; Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede PRCA Rodeo;

Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo PRCA

Rodeo; Ark-La-Miss Stampede Days (Monroe, La.);

appeared on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” Steve Harvey’s

“Big Time,” FHM magazine and entertained during four

innings of Philadelphia Phillies games. RESIDENCE:

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

Lakelynn. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: trainer, electrician,

welder. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: training animals,

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spending time with daughter, working in flower beds.

WEBSITE: www.TeamGhostRiders.com.

Troy “Wild Child” Lerwill

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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: motorcycle act.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Coors Man in the Can, 2007-08,

nominated, 2011; PRCA Comedy Act of the Year,

2002-03, 2005-08; nominated for PRCA Clown of the

Year, 2008-11; Winter Tour 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 States

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.

OTHER OCCUPATION: owner of mountain bike store.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: mountain biking, alpine

climbing, camping. WEBSITE: www.TheWildChild.net.

Branden Lindsay

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Green Castle,

Mo. BORN: Jan. 31, 1984.

Lucas Littles

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2012. RESIDENCE: Carthage, Mo.

BORN: February 26, 1986.

“Rocket” Ryan Litwin

Barrelman/clown

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. WEBSITE: www.RocketRyan.net.

Ace Lloyd

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS:

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

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, 2008. RESIDENCE: Stephenville, Texas.

BORN: May 15, 1983. FAMILY: parents, 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

Barrelman/clown

NFR: barrelman, 1973; alternate, 1972, 1979; opening

act, 1999, 2004. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1966; Gold Card.

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.

ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Dress Act of the Year, 2003-05,

nominated 2008, 2010; Texas Circuit specialty act of

the year, 1984; nominated 10 times for PRCA Contract

Act of the Year. RESIDENCE: Weatherford, Texas. BORN:

June 1, 1941. FAMILY: wife, Kelly; sons, Tommy Joe,

Josh, Dominic, Anthony; daughter, Poppy. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: ordained minister, dog and horse

trainer, cattle buyer. WEBSITE: www. whiplashrides.com.

Matt Lucking

Bullfighter, barrelman/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

Rodeo bullfighter, 1999-2000; Dodge Turquoise Circuit

Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 1994-98; Benny Binion’s Bucking

Horse and Bull Sale bullfighting champion, 1992.

RESIDENCE: Peoria, Ariz. BORN: Feb. 3, 1973. COLLEGE:

Glendale (Ariz.) Community College and Scottsdale

(Ariz.) Community College. OTHER OCCUPATION:

trading rope horses. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: roping.

Jason “East Coast” Magditch

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Revere, Pa.

BORN: Sept. 25, 1972.

Mike Matt

Bullfighter, barrelman/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; 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 Rodeo

bullfighter, 1995; All-Frontier Conference defensive

back, 1992-93. RESIDENCE: Blanco, Texas. BORN: Aug.

11, 1972. COLLEGE: Dickinson (N.D.) State University,

Western Montana College (Dillon), bachelor’s degree in

biology and physical education.

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 Rodeo, seven times;

Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale freestyle

champion, 1997. RESIDENCE: Taylor, Ariz. BORN: Sept.

8, 1968. FAMILY: wife, Kim; daughter, Kasey; son, Trevon.

OTHER OCCUPATION: cabinet maker. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: bow hunting, archery, softball.

Scott McClain

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

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

Gold Card. STYLE OF DRESS: Western. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

three times. RESIDENCE: Torrington, Wyo. BORN:

Dec. 20, 1958. FAMILY: wife, Mary. COLLEGE: Eastern

Wyoming University (Torrington); University of Wyoming

(Laramie). OTHER OCCUPATION: leather crafter.

Dale “Gizmo” McCracken

Barrelman/clown

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

STYLE OF DERSS: red hat; red and white striped

shirt; one orange, one green shoe. VITALS: 6-0, 190

pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: Dr. Giz Ambulance, Gizmo’s

Sirinkin Machine, Miracle Golfer, Chicken Rocket.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Iowa’s Championship Rodeo (Sidney),

2008-10; Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo, 2008-

10; Inter-state Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.), 2010; Fort

Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, 2009; Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo specialty act, 2006;

Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championships (Dallas),

2008; Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2008; Dodge

Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1998, 2005; Dodge Great

Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1994, 1996, 2000-01; Dodge

Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1997-2003, 2007; Dodge

Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2004; Cheyenne

(Wyo.) Frontier Days, 2001-02; PRCA Comedy Act of the

Year nominee, 2002-05; Coors Man in the Can nominee,

2007-08. RESIDENCE: Wheaton, Mo. BORN: Dec. 29,

1961. FAMILY: wife, Janice; daughters, Mandy, Cassie.

OTHER OCCUPATION: convenience store owner; event

center owner. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: grandkids,

music. WEBSITE: www.GizmoMcCracken.com.

Sid McFarland

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1973. RESIDENCE: Montgomery,

Ala. BORN: Nov. 3, 1951.

Lance “Soultrain” 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: cut-off

baggies, purple and pink or black and red shirt with

fringe. VITALS: 5-10, 195 pounds. RESIDENCE: McDade,

Texas. BORN: Jan. 30, 1973. OTHER OCCUPATION:

insurance sales. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: playing golf,

riding colts.

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Shawn McNair

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: orange

shirt. RESIDENCE: Fair Oaks, Calif. BORN: July 20,

1978. OTHER OCCUPATION: plumbing contractor.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, outdoors.

Rory Meeks

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1985; Gold Card. STYLE OF DRESS:

white hat, Dalmation-print shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter,

1993-95, 2004; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo,

1985, 1992-95, 1997, 2003-04; NCAA Division II national

high jump finalist, 1980-81. RESIDENCE: Marion,

Iowa. BORN: June 21, 1957. COLLEGE: University of

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

OCCUPATIONS: rodeo producer; owner of 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: bullfighter,

Juneau County Fair (Mauston, Wis.), 2006-09; Jackson

County Pro Rodeo (Bellevue, Iowa), 2008-09; Brown

County Fair Pro Rodeo (De Pere, Wis.), 2008-09; Liberty

Pro Rodeo (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.), 2007-09; pickup

man and bullfighter, Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 2009; Xtreme Bulls Finals bullfighter. RESIDENCE:

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

Nevada Miller

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: traditional

baggies, green or orange shirt. RESIDENCE: Mandan,

N.D. BORN: March 27, 1983. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

taxidermist, artist. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting,

fishing, painting. WEBSITE: www.NDMillerart.com.

Rick Moffatt

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

California Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2006. RESIDENCE:

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

Anthony Moore

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. RESIDENCE: Council Hill,

Okla. BORN: Jan. 18, 1973.

Lucas Moore

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Story City,

Iowa. BORN: Oct. 2, 1989.

Justin “J.D.” 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.

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Randee Munns

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1971. RESIDENCE: Garland, Utah.

BORN: Sept. 15, 1949.

Wacey Munsell

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS:

colorful blue shirts, baggies, cowboy hat; makeup.

SPECIALTY ACTS: filler acts. VITALS: 5-7, 160 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

(Denver), 2006-11; La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros (Tucson),

2008-11; Rodeo Austin (Texas), 2007-11; Pretty Prairie

(Kan.) Rodeo, 2011; 101 Wild West Rodeo (Ponca City,

Okla.), 2007-11; Oklahoma City Xtreme Bulls Tour stop,

2011; Dodge/Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2007-11;

Justin Boots Playoffs (Omaha, Neb.), 2009-10; SandHills

Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), 2008-09; National High School

Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo, 2007-10; Kansas High

School Finals Rodeo, 2004-05; California Rodeo Salinas

Freestyle Bullfight champion, 2005-06; Professional

Bullfighters Tour world champion protective bullfighter

with partner Sam Gress, 2007; Rex Dunn’s World

Championship Rodeo Bullfight Tour, world champion,

2004, 2006. RESIDENCE: Ulysses, Kan. BORN: Oct. 15,

1986. FAMILY: single. COLLEGE: Dodge City (Kan.)

Community College. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: breeding

bucking bulls and fighting bulls; livestock artificial

insemination technician. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

family, snowboarding, wakeboarding.

Jeremy Muntz

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2007. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2009. RESIDENCE:

Adams, Neb. BORN: Oct. 18, 1979.

“Starvin’” Marvin Nash

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1979; Gold Card. 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: Cheyenne, 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.

WEBSITE: www.BullyingHurts.com.

Allen Nelson Jr.

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988; Gold Card. 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. 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: Bernard, Iowa. BORN: Aug.

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

riding horses.

“Dangerous” Dan Newman

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: black

and white striped socks, cut-off baggies, traditional

color shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS: National High School

Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo, 1995-2005; Dodge

Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 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 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. FAMILY: wife, Stephanie; daughters,

Sidney, Daisey; son, Bryndle. OTHER OCCUPATION:

general contractor. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: ranching,

horseback riding with family, motocross.

Andy North

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS:

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

pounds. RESIDENCE: Yukon, Okla. BORN: Sept. 20,

1975. 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 “The Hitman” Norton

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1990. STYLE OF DRESS:

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

190 pounds. SPECIALTY ACT: Fire Truck, Weightlifter,

Outhouse, Hollywood Agent. 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 Rodeo, 1994-98, 2000; Dodge Great Lakes

Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1993; Wrangler National Finals

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

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

FAMILY: wife, April; daughter, McKenzie; son, Brock.

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. WEBSITE:

www.JerryNorton-WorldChamp.com.

Will O’Connell

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: River Falls, Wis.

BORN: Nov. 10, 1986.

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.) College.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: welder, equipment operator.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.

Allan Olson

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1985; Gold Card. 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. 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

Barrelman/clown

NFR: Wrangler Bullfight Finals barrelman, 1984; specialty

act, 1992-96, 2009-10. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1974; Gold

Card. SPECIALTY ACTS: miniature trick horse, liberty

horse act, trick roping, comedy. STYLE OF DRESS: baggy

pants, blue and pink polka dot shirt. ACHIEVEMENTS:

nominated for PRCA Dress Act of the Year, 2011; Dodge

Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo barrelman, 1983-2004,

2008; specialty act at Northwest Florida Championship

Rodeo (Bonifay), 2009; Black Hills Round-up (Belle

Fourche, S.D.), 2009; Cody (Wyo.) Stampede; Sheridan

(Wyo.) Rodeo, Big Sky Pro Rodeo Round Up (Great Falls,

Mont.); Missoula (Mont.) Stampede; Jesse James Days

Rodeo (Northfield, Minn.); Black Hills Stock Show and

Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); National Western Stock Show

and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.); Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo;

Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.); Madison

Square Garden (New York); PRCA Specialty Act of the

Year, 1988. RESIDENCE: Auburn, Neb. BORN: Oct. 2,

1955. FAMILY: wife, Judy; son, Michael, Jay W. COLLEGE:

Black Hills (S.D.) State University (Spearfish). OTHER

OCCUPATION: rancher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

training horses, golf.

Clint Parrish

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Davie, Fla.

BORN: Aug. 5, 1986.

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Kelby Pearah

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Mansfield, La.

BORN: May 18, 1989.

Clay Petermann

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2001. STYLE OF DRESS: cartoon

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

RESIDENCE: Wibaux, Mont. BORN: Jan. 28, 1973.

COLLEGE: Montana College of Mineral Science and

Technology (Butte), Miles Community College (Miles

City, Mont.). OTHER OCCUPATION: insurance agent.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: golf.

Michael “Swede” Peterson

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. RESIDENCE: Cathlamet,

Wash. BORN: June 15, 1957.

Kenny Petet

Barrelman/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. FAMILY: wife,

Nicole. COLLEGE: Boise (Idaho) State University. OTHER

OCCUPATIONS: rancher, business owner. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: martial arts, wakeboarding. WEBSITE:

www.WesternEntertainment.org.

Wick Peth

Bullfighter

(retired, ProRodeo Hall of Fame)

NFR: 1961-64, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1979; alternate,

four times. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1949; Gold Card.

ACHIEVEMENTS: inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of

Fame, 1979; worked major rodeos from Ellensburg,

Wash., and St. Paul, Ore., to Rapid City, S.D. and Odessa,

Texas, to Madison Square Garden In New York City –

sometimes more than 100 a year. RESIDENCE: Bow,

Wash. BORN: April 15, 1930. FAMILY: wife, Dorothy;

children, Liza, Danny and Lana. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

farming, cattle ranching.

Kevin Pitts

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. ACHIEVEMENTS: Freestyle

bullfighting champion, National Western Stock Show

and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), 2009; Texas High School

Finals Rodeo, 2007-08. RESIDENCE: Burleson, Texas.

BORN: Dec. 25, 1985.

Dwane “Bugs” Poteet

Barrelman/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. FAMILY: wife, Wendi; daughter, Lauren;

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sons, Cameron, Charlie. COLLEGE: Northwestern State

University (Natchitoches, La.), bachelor’s degree in

animal science. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rancher, farrier,

owner and operator of metal shop. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: family, church.

Brian Potter

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies.

SPECIALTY ACTS: World’s Smartest ¼ Horse, Motocross

Mike. RESIDENCE: Newville, Ala. BORN: Dec. 21, 1971.

FAMILY: children, Cassidy, Dallas. OTHER OCCUPATION:

equine dentist. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting,

fishing. WEBSITE: www.PotterRodeoClown.com.

Scott Ramsey

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: Western

shirt and hat, shorts. VITALS: 5-10, 185 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: National High School Finals Rodeo

bullfighter, six times; Dodge Southeastern Circuit

Finals Rodeo alternate bullfighter, 1998. RESIDENCE:

Kissimmee, Fla. BORN: April 25, 1978. COLLEGE: Valencia

Community College (Orlando, Fla.), Abraham Baldwin

Agricultural College (Tifton, Ga.). FAMILY: wife, Kari; son,

Reyce. OTHER OCCUPATION: rancher. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: church, golf, fishing.

Nate Reed

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Goodyear, Ariz.

BORN: Feb. 8, 1978.

Duane Reichert

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

NFR: 1999, 2001-02. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1968; Gold

Card. STYLE OF DRESS: pink hat, baggies, gold boots.

VITALS: 5-9, 160 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: “Silver Lady”

Pony Baroni. ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for inaugural

PRCA Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement Award,

2011; Ben Kobzo Award for outstanding service in

Badlands Circuit, 2000; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals

Rodeo, six times; Dodge National Finals Circuit Rodeo

barrelman, 1994, alternate, 1992-93; Dodge First

Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo specialty act/barrelman,

1996-97; Dodge Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 1990; inducted into South Dakota Hall of

Fame, 1991; PRCA Contract Personnel Executive Council

member; Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Commission,

2005-current; “Backstage with a Rodeo Clown,” South

Dakota Artists in Schools, 1990-2009; screen credits:

Oscar-winning 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. 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. WEBSITE: www.gwtc.net/~pbaroni.


Chip Ridgely

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1991. RESIDENCE: Unionbridge,

Md. BORN: Dec. 19, 1965.

Josh Rivinius

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. STYLE OF DRESS: black and

white jersey, cowboy hat, painted face. ACHIEVEMENTS:

Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2004-05, 2007-09;

River City Roundup (Omaha, Neb.), 2007-08; Lawton

(Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, 2002-09; Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo

Days, 2002-09; Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake,

S.D.), 2005-09. RESIDENCE: Elgin, N.D. BORN: May 7,

1978. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: horse trainer, rancher.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, snowmobiling.

guy on bucking horse, gorilla hunter, mini motorcycle

jump, cheerleader. ACHIEVEMENTS: Pioneer Days

Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.), 2010-11; National Cattle Congress

(Waterloo, Iowa), 2010-11; Yuma (Colo.) County Fair and

Rodeo, 2010-11; Logan County Fair & Rodeo (Sterling,

Colo.), 2010-11; Kimball (Neb.) County Fair and Rodeo,

2010-11; Wide Open Rodeo (Fort Pierce, Fla.), 2011;

PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.), 2011; PRCA

Championship Rodeo (Lincoln, Neb.), 2011; Abbyville

(Kan.) Frontier Days Rodeo, 2011; PRCA Championship

Rodeo (Hawley, Minn.), 2011. RESIDENCE: Ponca

City, Okla. BORN: Aug. 7, 1980. FAMILY: wife, Ashley.

COLLEGE: Northwestern Oklahoma State University

(Alva). OTHER OCCUPATIONS: working at sale barns,

cattle ranching. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: stock contracting,

boating.

Darran Robertson

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. VITALS: 5-11, 180 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, 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.

“Radical” Ryan Rodriguez

Barrelman/clown

NFR: 2010. 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: alien and flying saucer;

father-and-son fishing act; K9 Cannon; dogs, Money,

Hutch. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Southeastern Circuit

Finals Rodeo; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, three times;

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); six

times; Tour Finale (Las Vegas) barrelman, 2003; Tour

Finale (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.

Reno Rosser

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1994. STYLE OF DRESS: white

baggies, shirt and tie. VITALS: 6-0, 195 pounds.

SPECIALTY ACTS: Ben Hur Chariots, 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. COLLEGE: California Polytechnic State

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

agricultural business. OTHER OCCUPATION: Flying U

Rodeo. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: weightlifting, music.

Justin Rumford

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: specialty act, 2010; contestant,

1999. STYLE OF DRESS: wild shirts; old-school baggies.

VITALS: 5-11, 260 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: fat

Greg Rumohr

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. STYLE OF DRESS: red satin

shirt with white fringe, short baggy pants. VITALS: 5-10,

155 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Wrangler bullfighting

world champion, 1990; Wrangler Bullfight Finals runnerup,

1995, 1997, 1999; Tour Finale (Dallas) bullfighter,

2003; Wrangler Bullfight Tour finalist, 1989-97; Dodge

Texas 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. FAMILY: wife, Donna; daughter, Railey.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: welder, hunting guide.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hockey, boxing, fishing.

Lyndel Runyan

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. VITALS: 6-1, 220.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Oklahoma High School Finals Rodeo,

2006-08. RESIDENCE: Sulphur, Okla. BORN: May 13,

1983.

Al Sandvold

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: black

hat, red and white jersey, black shorts. VITALS: 6-0,

180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: nominated for PRCA

Bullfighter of the Year, 2009; Wrangler Bullfight Tour

Finals, 2000; Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2008-09; Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, 1998-

2002; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2004,

2006-09; Wrangler Tour Finale (Dallas). RESIDENCE:

Belgrade, Mont. BORN: May 8, 1972. FAMILY: wife, Mary;

sons, John, Jimmy; daughter, Katie. COLLEGE: North

Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton), associate

degree in mechanical systems. OTHER OCCUPATION:

aviation management. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: music,

aviation, basketball. WEBSITE: www.AlSandvold.com.

Kevin “Big Red” Schmoll

Barrelman/clown

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. FAMILY: wife, Janine; daughters, Mesa and

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Jaycee. OTHER OCCUPATION: journeyman electrician.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: snowmobiling, fishing.

Marc “Shorty” Schmoll

Barrelman/clown

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 Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), 2003;

Northern Idaho State Fair (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), 2003.

RESIDENCE: Snohomish, Wash. BORN: May 21, 1973.

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. WEBSITE: www.TTRodeoClown.com.

Tony “Pinky” Scott

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Klamath Falls,

Ore. BORN: Jan. 13, 1980.

Clint “Wolfey” Selvester

Barrelman/clown

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 degree in multimedia design.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: freelance designer, sound man,

event D.J. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing,

snowboarding.

Gary Singer

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997. RESIDENCE: Yampa, Colo.

BORN: Dec. 11, 1969.

Paul Skaggs

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993. STYLE OF DRESS: jersey,

shorts, baggies, face paint. VITALS: 6-0, 176 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Crowleys Ridge Saddle Club Charity

Rodeo (Forrest City, Ark.), 2010; Martin Arena Rodeo

(Mount Hope, Ala.), 2010. RESIDENCE: Fults, Ill. BORN:

Nov. 20, 1984. COLLEGE: Murray (Ky.) State University.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: corrective farrier. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: roping, hunting, motorcycles.

Rob Smets

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

(retired, ProRodeo Hall of Fame)

NFR: 1983, 1987, 1989-91, 2000; alternate, 1980, 1981,

1986, 1995. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1978; Gold Card.

VITALS: 5-9, 180 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: ProRodeo

Hall of Fame inductee, 2006; Wrangler Bullfight Tour

world champion, 1983, 1985-86, 1994, 1988 (cochampion);

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: Merkel, Texas. BORN: Sept.

11, 1959. FAMILY: wife, Carla; daughters, Corey, Josie,

Sammi, Dylan. OTHER OCCUPATION: PRCA announcer.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: ministry, team roping,

helping children.

Casey Smith

Bullfighter, barrelman/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

Rodeo, 1994-97; Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals

Rodeo bareback riding qualifier, 1991-93. RESIDENCE:

Loveland, Colo. BORN: June 17, 1965. 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.

WEBSITE: www.DonnieBullfighter.com.

Donny Smith

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. RESIDENCE: Tucson, Ariz.

BORN: June 27, 1976.

Frankie “Punkintown” Smith

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. STYLE OF DRESS: colorful

jerseys, Wrangler baggies, hats. VITALS: 6-0, 175

pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: World’s Smartest Horse.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2008; Dodge First Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2010;

Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2008; Cody

(Wyo.) Stampede Rodeo, 2010; Mother Lode Roundup

(Sonora, Calif.), 2010; North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur

d’Alene), 2010; Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.),

2010; New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque), 2010; East

Central Florida PRCA Rodeo (Cocoa), 2010; Southwestern

Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo (Fort Worth,

Texas), 2008; Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days, 2006-08;

Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2008; Corn

Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.), 2008; Dodge

Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2004, 2007; Xtreme Bulls

Tour Finale event, 2006, 2009; International Country

Gospel Music Association Comedian of the Year, 1997-

99, and Entertainer of the Year, 1997. RESIDENCE:

Trenton, Tenn. BORN: July 19, 1964. FAMILY: wife,

Laurie. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: beef cattle ranching.

WEBSITE: www.Punkintown.com.

Shawn Sorenson

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2009. RESIDENCE: Cedar Fort,

Utah. BORN: Dec. 10, 1965.

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Cody Sosebee

Barrelman/clown

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,

2011; 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.

Scotty Spencer

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge

Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2006;

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, 2008-09; Lea

County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.), 2008-09; West of

the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo, 2008-09; Eagle County (Colo.)

Fair and Rodeo, 2008. RESIDENCE: Athens, Texas. BORN:

Oct. 6, 1978. FAMILY: wife, Brandi; daughter, Maggie.

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: team roping, water skiing,

spending time with family.

Jared Storrs

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. RESIDENCE: Smithfield,

Utah. BORN: Aug. 27, 1974. 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. WEBSITE: www.MagicofRodeo.com.

Jay Stout

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. RESIDENCE: Ponca City,

Okla. BORN: August 2, 1971.

Frank Strout

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1964; Gold Card. RESIDENCE:

Arcadia, Fla. BORN: Dec. 8, 1942.

Frank Sweet

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1971; Gold Card. RESIDENCE:

Blackshear, Ga. BORN: May 11, 1953.

Mark Swingler

Barrelman/clown

NFR: opening act, 2001. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993.

STYLE OF DRESS: hobo face, blue derby hat, baggies.

VITALS: 5-10, 175 pounds. SPECIALTY ACTS: YMCA car

with 1927 Model T, Original Moonwalk, UPS Delivery,

hot dog vendor. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Board of

Directors, 2007-10; PRCA Contract Personnel Executive

Council, 2006-2012; Dodge National Circuit Finals

Rodeo barrelman, 2001, 2005, 2009; PRCA Specialty

Act (Comedy) of the Year nominee, 2002, 2004-09,

2011; PRCA Clown of the Year nominee, 2003-04, 2008;

Coors Man in the Can finalist, 2006-08, 2011; Winter Tour

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

Rodeo barrelman, 1996. RESIDENCE: Austin, Texas.

BORN: July 22, 1966. FAMILY: wife, Tami; daughter,

Jessica. COLLEGE: Southwest Texas State University (San

Marcos), bachelor’s degree in marketing. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: golf, family, landscaping.

Chuck Swisher

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Dover, Okla.

BORN: Aug. 1, 1990.

Johnnie “Chip” Taylor

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1969; Gold Card. RESIDENCE:

Filer, Idaho. BORN: Aug. 22, 1941.

Jesse Tennent

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2005. STYLE OF DRESS: brightcolored

shirts, light-colored baggies; face paint.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Columbia River Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2009; Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, 2007-09;

Longview (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo, 2005-09; Ellensburg

Xtreme Bulls, 2009; Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston,

Ore.), 2009. 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. STYLE OF DRESS: blue

and white Hawaiian shirt. VITALS: 5-6, 165 pounds.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Kitsap County Fair and Stampede

and Xtreme Bulls Tour stop (Bremerton, Wash.),

2007-10; Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2001, 2004, 2008; Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2008; Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Ore.), 2001-10;

Kootenai River Rodeo (Libby, Mont.), 2004-10; Eastern

Oregon Livestock Show (Union), 2001-10; Eastern

Oregon Livestock Show Xtreme Bulls Tour stop, 2010;

Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo, 2001-10; Washington State High

School Finals Rodeo, 1996-2000; Ellensburg (Wash.)

Rodeo, 2003-05. RESIDENCE: West Richland, Wash.

BORN: April 4, 1974. FAMILY: wife, Tabby; daughters,

Payton and Jordan. COLLEGE: Central Washington

University (Ellensburg), bachelor’s degree in exercise

science and sports management. OTHER OCCUPATION:

Department of Energy federal officer. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: softball, watching daughter play soccer.

WEBSITE: www.MickThompson.net.

Dusty Tuckness

Bullfighter

NFR: 2009-11, alternate, 2008. PRCA MEMBERSHIP:

2005. VITALS: 5-11, 175 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

PRCA Bullfighter of the Year, 2010-11, nominated,

2009; Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.),

2011; Dodge/Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals

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Rodeo, 2007-11; selected for Dodge Prairie Circuit

Finals Rodeo, 2009; Dodge National Circuit Finals

Rodeo, 2009; College National Finals Rodeo, 2010-11;

Southwest Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth,

Texas), 2009-11; SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo

(Odessa, Texas), 2008-11; American Royal Pro Rodeo

(Kansas City, Mo.), 2010; Snake River Stampede (Nampa,

Idaho), 2009; National Western Stock Show and Rodeo

(Denver, Colo.), 2008; Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, 2007-11;

California Rodeo Salinas bullfighting champion, 2007;

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.

FAMILY: mother, Shawna; father, Timber; brothers,

Jesse, Will. COLLEGE: Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.).

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, snowboarding,

working out. WEBSITE: www.dustytuckness.com.

Timber Tuckness

Bullfighter, barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1993, Gold Card. 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: Dodge Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo,

2009; Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 2005; Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo

barrelman, 2001-04; Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and

Bull Sale bullfighter or barrelman, 1989-2006, bullfighting

champion, 1989-95; Calgary (Alberta) Stampede; Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo committee for 13 years.

RESIDENCE: Meeteetse, Wyo. BORN: April 27, 1960.

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. WEBSITE:

www.TimberTuckness.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, 2005-09; Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo,

2003-08; Mesquite Finals, 2003-07; 89er Days PRCA

Rodeo (Guthrie, Okla.); Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse

Rodeo (Cleburne, Texas), 2006-09; Jasper (Texas) Lions

Benefit Rodeo, 2004-09. RESIDENCE: Burleson, Texas.

BORN: May 5, 1978. FAMILY: wife, Chrissy; son, Cutter.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: horseshoeing; breaking and

training horses. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: riding horses,

fishing, outdoor life.

Tim Vredenburg

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: navy

blue shirt with logo, navy blue shorts, straw hat.

VITALS: 5-9, 150 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS: Omak

(Wash.) Stampede, 2009-10; Crooked River Roundup

(Prineville, Ore.), 2000-10; Eastern Oregon Livestock

Show and Pro Rodeo (Union), 2000-10; Eugene (Ore.) Pro

Rodeo, 2000-10; Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo, 2000-10; North

Idaho Fair and Rodeo (Coeur d’Alene), 2000-10; Dodge

Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2006. RESIDENCE:

Roseburg, Ore. BORN: Feb. 26, 1976. FAMILY: wife,

Darcy; sons, Owen, Asher; daughter, Emma. COLLEGE:

Georgetown (Ky.) College, bachelor’s degree; Oregon

State University (Corvallis), graduate studies. OTHER

OCCUPATION: natural resource manager. WEBSITE:

www.timvredenburg.com.

Cory Wall

Bullfighter

NFR: alternate, 2007, 2011. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1997.

STYLE OF DRESS: black hat, blue and white shirt,

baggies. VITALS: 5-9, 155 pounds. ACHIEVEMENTS:

PRCA Bullfighter of the Year, 2009, nominated, 2007-

11; San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, 2005-11; RodeoHouston,

2007-10; Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs,

Colo.), 2009-11; SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo

(Odessa, Texas), 2008-11; All American ProRodeo Finals

(Waco, Texas), 2008-11; Gladewater (Texas) Roundup

Rodeo, 2001-2011; Colorado State Fair (Pueblo),

2006-10; New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque),

2006-10; Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.), 2004-05,

2010; Oakley Independence Days Rodeo (Oakley City,

Utah), 2008-11; Kit Carson County Fair and Rodeo

(Burlington, Colo.), 2005-11; Snake River Stampede

(Nampa, Idaho);, 2005-10; Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville,

Kan.), 2005-10; Iowa’s Championship Rodeo (Sidney),

2008-10; Tour Playoffs (Omaha, Neb.), 2006-07; Wrangler

ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas), 2004-08; Dodge

National Circuit Finals Rodeo bullfighter, 2007; Dodge

Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, 2003-07; 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: Nov.

30, 1968. FAMILY: wife, Nikki; daughter, Sayler. COLLEGE:

Chadron (Neb.) State College; Rhema Bible Training

Center. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: rodeo ministry, rodeo

production. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: Cornhuskers

football, working with young people. WEBSITE:

www.corywall.com.

Cody Webster

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2011. RESIDENCE: Wayne, Okla.

BORN: April 30, 1992.

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,

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1978. FAMILY: wife, Krystal. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

investing, woodworking. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: golf.

Charlie “Too-tall” West

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1982; Gold Card. 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; nominated for Coors Man in

the Can, 1985-89. RESIDENCE: Loomis, Calif. BORN: May

28, 1963. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: welder, handyman,

movie and commercial work. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:

sports, golf, hunting.

Justin Wibbenmeyer

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

jersey, face paint. VITALS: 5-10, 220 pounds. RESIDENCE:

Sikeston, Mo. BORN: Dec. 24, 1981. FAMILY: wife,

Heather. OTHER OCCUPATION: distributing company.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: duck hunting.

J.W. Winklepleck

Barrelman/clown

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1996. STYLE OF DRESS: bright,

wild shirts and tights; Wrangler baggies; multiple hats.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals

Rodeo, barrelman, 2009; bareback rider, two-time

qualifier, College National Finals Rodeo; eight-time

Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo qualifier.

RESIDENCE: Strasburg, Colo. BORN: Dec. 28, 1975.

FAMILY: wife, Brenda; daughters, Tera, Chelsea; son,

Trevor. COLLEGE: University of Wyoming, bachelor’s

degree in agribusiness. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

raising bucking bulls and horses; producing rodeos;

construction. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: bowling,

hunting, coaching football.

Justin Wolfe

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: casual.

RESIDENCE: Baton Rouge, La. BORN: Oct. 29, 1980.

COLLEGE: Northwestern State University (Natchitoches,

La.). OTHER OCCUPATION: electrician. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: hunting, fishing, wakeboarding.

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.

“Hollywood” Don Yates

Bullfighter, barrelman/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 NBC’s “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. FAMILY: wife, Shari. COLLEGE: Scottsdale

(Ariz.) Community College. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:

professional wrestler, personal trainer. ADDITIONAL

INTERESTS: singing, snowboarding, body building.

Kevin Yeager

Bullfighter

PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. STYLE OF DRESS: baggies,

makeup. ACHIEVEMENTS: Lyon County Fair Rodeo

(Marshall, Minn.), 2008; Barber County Fair and Rodeo

(Hardtner, Kan.), 2008. RESIDENCE: Broken Arrow,

Okla. BORN: Dec. 28, 1977. FAMILY: wife, Stacey; son,

Kolton. OTHER OCCUPATION: construction supervisor.

ADDITIONAL INTEREST: raising BeefMaster ® cattle.

“The Agin’ Cajun” Rick Young

Barrelman/clown

NFR: 1974, bullfighter. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1959; Gold

Card. 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

Rodeo, 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, 1960-2011. RESIDENCE:

Independence, La. BORN: March 3, 1934. 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.

Barrelmen/Clowns and Bullfighters

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