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      ANIMALS: Black Jack, paint horse; Gizmo and   Firemen’s Rodeo, 2014; Washington County Fair Pro
      Goose, Quarter Horses. ACHIEVEMENTS: Cheyenne   Rodeo (Greenwich, N.Y.), 2014; Goshen (Conn.) Stampede,
      (Wyo.) Frontier Days, 2002-11, 2013; Southwest   2014. RESIDENCE: Ballston Spa, N.Y. BORN: July 11,
      District Fat Stock Show  and Rodeo (Lafayette, La.),   2000. FAMILY: father, Carmine, PRCA team roper and tie-
      2013; Mid Winter Fair and Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.),   down roper; mother, Sheri; grandfather, Dusty Cleveland,
      2013; Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.), 2013;   PRCA announcer.
      Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2010,
      2013; Oklahoma State Fair Rodeo Xtreme Bulls Tour   Lindy Nealey
      event (Oklahoma City), 2010. RESIDENCE: Bell City,   PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2013. RESIDENCE: Roanoke,
      La. BORN: Aug. 17, 1981. FAMILY: husband, Kyle.   Ind. BORN: May 2, 1991.
      OTHER OCCUPATION: owner, leather/saddle shop.
      ADDITIONAL INTEREST: training horses. WEBSITE:    One Arm Bandit & Co.
                                         John, Mandy and Lynn Payne
      www.readytorodeo.com.
                                         NFR: 1994-95. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1988. ACTS AND
      Matt Merritt                       STUNTS: rounding up wild buffalo, horses, longhorns
      PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2013. RESIDENCE: Olin, N.C.   on top of trailer. ANIMALS: two buffalo, mules,
      BORN: Jan. 26, 1982.               horses, dogs. ACHIEVEMENTS: Calgary (Alberta)
                                         Stampede, RodeoHouston; Reno (Nev.) Rodeo;
      Joshua “Ginger” Mertens            Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo
      PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2016. RESIDENCE: Hortinville,   (Fort Worth, Texas); National Western Stock Show &
      Wis. BORN: June 24, 1986.          Rodeo (Denver); PRCA Specialty Act of the Year 1989-
                                         96; PRCA Dress Act of the Year, 2008-11, 2014-16,
      Miss Rodeo America                 nominated, 2012; RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo,
      Lisa Lageschaar                    Amanda, 2003, John, 1992; Lynn, 2007. RESIDENCE:
      RESIDENCE: Pickton, Texas. BORN: Aug. 24, 1991.   Shidler, Okla. BORN: John, April 19, 1953; Amanda,
      COLLEGE: bachelor’s degree in agricultural education   May 2, 1978; Lynn, Jan. 8, 1976. FAMILY: wife, Judy;
      from Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)   son, Lynn; daughter, Amanda. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:
                                         rancher, hunter. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: playing
      and a master’s degree in education from Stephen   poker, hunting wild cattle.
      F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Texas).
      WEBSITE: www.MissRodeoAmerica.com.  Holly “Emily” Peebles
      Randee Munns                       PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2013. RESIDENCE: Sparwood,
      PRCA MEMBERSHIP:  1971. ACTS AND STUNTS:    British Columbia. BORN: Nov. 5, 1970.
      Frisbees, T-shirt  cannon.  ACHIEVEMENTS:  RAM   Brandi Phillips
      National Circuit Finals Rodeo, bullfight barrelman,   PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2010. ACTS AND STUNTS: trick
      1994-95, 1997; RAM Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo   riding, openings; alumna, Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls.
      specialty act, 2004, chute boss, barrelman or bullfighter   ANIMALS: Apollo, gray American Quarterhorse.
      24 other years. RESIDENCE: Garland, Utah. BORN:    RESIDENCE: Williams, Ariz. FAMILY: mother, Theresa
      Sept. 15, 1949.  OTHER OCCUPATION: welding   Machado, trick rider. BORN: Aug. 11, 1990. OTHER
      inspector, welding teacher. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:    OCCUPATIONS: equine sports massage therapist;
      heli-skiing; breaking and training mules and horses.  riding rope horses.
      Pyro Cowboys                       Full Throttle Trick Riders
      Randy Myers                        Bruce Pierson
      PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2008. ACTS AND STUNTS:   PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2014.  ACTS AND STUNTS:
      mounted shooting demonstration off longhorn cattle   trick riding, specialty vaulting. ANIMALS: Splatter,
      and horseback; wagon with pyro; Wild West show.   paint horse; Smudge, Gunner and Zip, Quarter
      ANIMALS: horses, cattle, buffalo. ACHIEVEMENTS:   Horses. ACHIEVEMENTS: won Canadian Trick Riding
      Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.),   Competition, intermediate and senior divisions, 2012
      2006-09; Kit Carson County Fair and Rodeo (Burlington,   (Onoway, Alberta) and senior division, 2013-14 (Sundre,
      Colo.), 2008-09; Royal Gorge Rodeo (Cañon City, Colo.),   Alberta); won 2015 Royal Easter Australian Extreme Trick
      2009; Colorado State Fair (Pueblo), 2009. RESIDENCE:   Riding, senior division (Sydney, Australia). RESIDENCE:
      Lake George, Colo. BORN: Dec. 9, 1956. FAMILY: wife,   Wardlow, Alberta. BORN: Feb. 24, 1969. FAMILY: father,
      Brenda; son, Randy; daughters, Jamie, Heather. OTHER   Bruce, former PRCA bareback rider; mother, Connie;
      OCCUPATIONS: owns guest ranch; trains soldiers to   daughters, Larae, Kealy, Shelby and Kendal; son, Brodie.
      handle livestock. ADDITIONAL INTEREST: traveling   OTHER  OCCUPATION: student.  ADDITIONAL
      with horses. WEBSITE: www.PyroCowboys.com.  INTERESTS: 4-H, competitive dance, stunt work.
      Carmine “Cooper” Nastri            Brian Potter
      with Carmine B. Nastri             PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2002. ACTS AND STUNTS:
      PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2013. ACTS AND STUNTS: trick   World’s Smartest ¼ Horse, Motocross Mike. RESIDENCE:
      roping. ACHIEVEMENTS: Painted Pony Championship   Newville, Ala. BORN: Dec. 21, 1971. FAMILY: wife, Paula;
      Rodeo (Lake Luzerne, N.Y.), 2013-14; Cowtown Rodeo   children, Cassidy, Dallas. OTHER OCCUPATION: equine
      (Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.), 2013-14; Sussex (N.J.)   dentist. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: hunting, fishing.
      Christian  School Pro Rodeo,  2013-14;  Gerry  (N.Y.)  WEBSITE: www.PotterRodeoClown.com.
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