Recently appearing on the hit-show “America’s Got Talent,” Loop Rawlins is one of the most versatile Western Performers in the world today. His Wild West Show & Act of Trick Roping, Whip Cracking, & Fancy Gun Spinning has thrilled thousands of Audiences. From performing with Cirque Du Soleil, to High-End Events, Music Videos, TV Shows, and even Movies, Loop Rawlins has done it all. For more information, visit http://www.looprawlins.com/
Cody Scosebee – Barrelman/Rodeo Clown
Cody Sosebee is one of the best rodeo clowns in the business, having worked all over both the United States and Canada. We are excited to see what hijinks and comedy he will bring to the 2017 War Bonnet Round Up!
Lelo “Krazy Train” Garcia – Bull Fighter
Professional Bullfighter Lelo Garcia, who live in Rigby, Idaho, is known all across the west for his skills. 2008 ImPRA Bull fighter of the Year. 2009 ImPRA Bull fighter of the Year. 2012 Top Gun Smets/Hare Bullfighting school. 2012 Elite Professional Bullriding Bullfighter of the Year. We can not wait to see him this year!
Chuck Swisher – Bull Fighter
The 2015 Bullfighters Only Las Vegas Freestyle Bullfighting Champion, Chuck Swisher has had an award-filled career. This Oklahoma native has been bullfighting for many years, and his past awards include: 2015 Boyd Gaming Chute-out Bullfighter (Las Vegas, NV), 2015 Pike Peak or Bust (Colorado Springs, CO) Bullfighter, 2015 Burlington, CO Champion Freestyle Bullfighter , 2014 NFR Bullfighter, 2014 First Annual JDRF Freestyle Bullfight Champion, 2013 Dusty Tuckness Invitational Freestyle Bullfight Champion, 2013-14 Prairie Circuit Finals Bullfighter, 2012 First Annual Fight For Life Lori Webster Freestyle Bullfight Champion, 2011 Reserve World Champion Freestyle Bullfighter Ada Bullfights, and the 2011 National Finals Rodeo Bucking Stock Sale Champion Bullfighter. We are excited to have him this year!
Jon Roberts – Bull Fighter
I began riding bulls at age 5 and started Bullfighting at age 14. I continued to ride until age 19. I then dedicated myself to Bullfighting. At age 21 I got my PRCA card and haven’t looked back.
Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
Winning the Stock Contractor of the Year Award is a big deal…winning it FOUR times is legendary!
Although, Chad Berger Bucking Bulls was established in 2003 it really got its start in the early 1960s. Chad’s father Joe, a well known bull breeder and stock contractor began buying bulls for Chad and his brother Fred, to ride. By the mid 60’s, Joe had enough livestock to start supplying smaller events and the business took off from there. Chad enjoyed working with his father and loved the bucking bull business. The family produced many great bucking bulls including what many consider to be one of the greatest bull’s ever, “Little Yellow Jacket”.
In 2003, with the support of his entire family, Chad started his own company Chad Berger Bucking Bulls. The company has been a family affair from the word “go” with everyone playing an important role in the overall success. Sarah, Chad’s wife takes on the important role of producing the yearly PBR Challenger Tour event. Daughter Lacey and son John are both active in the hands-on work with the bulls. Youngest daughter Sadie has taken on promotional duties while maintaining the companies presence on the Internet.
By 2006 Chad had put together a herd of bulls worthy of earning third place in the standings for stock contractor of the year for the PBR. In 2007, Chad Berger Bucking Bulls earned the most prestigious award of Stock Contractor of the Year. Again in 2008 Chad, along with partner Clay Struve won the award for the second year in a row. Chad may have won the gold buckle, but he was quick to point out that winning the award had been a team effort. He then won Stock Contractor of the Year again in 2009. For 3 years in a row, he has had the prestigous honor and title of Stock Contractor of the Year. Chad, once again was honered by the PBR with the 2015 Stock Contractor of the Year Award.
Chad Berger Bucking Bulls has some of rodeo’s best bulls, and he will surely make this Roundup amazing. To check him out, go to http://www.chadbergerbuckingbulls.com/
Flying S Mini Bucking Bulls
Flying S Mini Bucking Bulls bought its first bull and fan favorite (Rocky) in 2011 and officially began its summer series in the Spring of 2013 and held its first Winter Series in 2016. Flying S is family owned and operated by Kyle and his three sons and their families. Flying S rodeos are fully operated by its owners and their families, from the smallest grand children to the grandparents doing their part to help the show go on.
Flying S has two divisions; junior for ages 9-11 and senior for ages 12-14. In addition Flying S is adding new aspects to their shows, including chute dogging, bareback and saddle bronc steers. Flying S’s goal is to provide a family oriented environment where the next generation of rodeo champions has a place to learn and hone skills as they advance their rodeo careers. For more information visit our web page at www.flyingsminibuckingbulls.com, or our Facebook page.
Kade Rogge – Announcer
Marty Campbell – Announcer
Announcing rodeos, however, is an endeavor that lets Campbell combine his passion for the sport with his God-given ability to speak and entertain. With more than twenty-five years of entertaining audiences under his belt, that ability to move people has allowed him to draw audiences into what is happening in the arena with a color that gets them nearly as excited about the action as he is.
His knowledge and experience in the sport allow him a frame of reference that not every announcer can provide. “I’m blessed to be friends with so many cowboys, stock contractors and everyone else. That gives me a bit of an inside track when it comes to sharing their stories with rodeo crowds,” says Campbell.
That knowledge and ability to communicate earned Campbell the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award in 2016. According to Campbell, the buckle is among his greatest honors. “To be recognized on that stage (at the WNFR) right after they handed out the Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year, to be introduced by my friend, Will Rassmussen, and to receive my buckle shortly before my buddy, Wayne Brooks, won his for Announcer of the Year–what an honor. What a dream come true!”
Drew Taylor – Sound Tech
Paul Peterson – Chute Boss
Paul Peterson is the chute boss at the 2017 War Bonnet Round Up. Our performers and livestock are in great hands with him. Paul is a true cowboy, and has the credentials to prove it; he has won a buckle in every rodeo event!
Bobby Marriott – Pick Up Man
As a pickup man, Bobby Marriott has impressed both contestants and audience members with his ability to keep everyone safe. He has worked in the rodeo business for over 2 decades, and won many accolades, like in 2009, when he was voted by the PRCA rough stock riders to pick-up at the PRCA National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dusty Moore – Pickup Man
After winning multiple belt buckles in team roping at the Cody Nights Rodeo, Dusty Moore is excited to join the War Bonnet Round Up as a pickup man.
Bret Franks – Flankman
Bret Franks is a legend in the saddle-bronc community. He has competed at the National Rodeo 3 different times, and has coached award winning rodeo teams. The War Bonnet Rodeo is pleased to have him at the War Bonnet Round Up!
Cody Whitney – Flankman
Cody Whitney is a true legend in the rodeo world, having qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas several times for bullriding. We are excited to have him join us as a Flankman for the 2017 War Bonnet Round Up Rodeo