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      Allan Dessel                       film, University of North Texas (Denton). OTHER
      PRCA  MEMBERSHIP:  2002.  ACHIEVEMENTS:   OCCUPATION: training horses, including wild
      Woodward (Okla.) Elks PRCA Rodeo, 2008; Sitting Bull   mustangs for use in acts; substitute-teaching. WEBSITE:
      Stampede (Mobridge, S.D.), 2005-08; Cherokee (Iowa)
      PRCA Rodeo, 2003-05; RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals
      Rodeo bullfighter, 2004, 2006, 2008. RESIDENCE: Soper,   Ehcapa Bareback Riders
      Okla. BORN: May 28, 1984. COLLEGE: Buena Vista   Nancy Weikel
      University (Storm Lake, Iowa). OTHER OCCUPATION:   PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2014. ACTS AND STUNTS:
      high school physics and math teacher. ADDITIONAL   bareback riders aged 8-19, in costumes honoring
      INTERESTS:  roping,  hunting,  family.  WEBSITE:    Native Americans,  do  maneuvers  and  jumps               while controlling their horses with leg cues, voice
                                         commands and tack reins only. ACHIEVEMENTS:
      Gerardo “Jerry” Diaz               Western Stampede (West Jordan, Utah), 2015;
      Productions                        Caribou County Fair & Rodeo (Grace, Idaho),
      NFR: 1998. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1985, Gold Card.   2015; Tehachapi (Calif.) Rodeo, 2015. RESIDENCE:
      ACTS AND STUNTS: horsemanship, rope artistry,   Nampa, Idaho.  BORN: Jan. 1, 1956.  WEBSITE:
      charro performer, dancing horses.  ANIMALS:
      Andalusians, Quarter Horses, Aztecas and a Friesian
      stallion. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Specialty Act of the   “Texas” Jack Fulbright
      Year, 1998; director and producer, Mexican rodeo   PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. RESIDENCE: Sarasota, Fla.
      extravaganzas in Denver and Fort Worth, Texas;   BORN: Aug. 24, 1968.
      director, National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
      (Denver); lifetime member, San Antonio Stock Show   Haley Ganzel
      & Rodeo; first charro to perform at Summer Olympics   PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2013. RESIDENCE: Choctaw,
      (Atlanta, 1996); inducted into National Cowboys   Okla. BORN: Oct. 2, 2013.
      of Color Museum (Fort Worth, Texas) and Texas
      Trail of Fame (Fort Worth); performed in many TV   La Charreria
      commercials, several films. RESIDENCE: New Braunfels,   Tomas Barrera Garcilazo
      Texas.  BORN: Nov. 7, 1960.  FAMILY: wife, Staci   NFR/NFSR: opening act or specialty act, 1997-2001,
      Anderson-Diaz; son, Nicolas. OTHER OCCUPATIONS:   2003, 2005, 2010-12. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 1998. ACTS
      ambassador for Purina Mills; spokesperson for   AND STUNTS: Mexican trick-roping artist, reining, Pass
      Hutchinson HW Brands; horse trainer. WEBSITE:   of the Dead stunt. ANIMALS: Cholo, Overo, Tator, Nick,           horses. ACHIEVEMENTS: PRCA Dress Act of the Year,
                                         2007,  2012-13, nominated, 2008, 2010-11, 2015-16;
      “Backflip” Johnny Dudley           performed at White House with Will Rogers Follies; has
      PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2004. ACTS AND STUNTS:   worked with Linda Ronstadt, Keith Carradine and Mac
      Cow Patty, Xploding Limousine, Mailman Skunk.   Davis; performs acts around the world. RESIDENCE:
      ANIMALS: Flower, skunk.  ACHIEVEMENTS:  All   Stephenville, Texas. BORN: Dec. 21, 1966. FAMILY:
      American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas), 2014; RAM   wife, Bertha; daughter, Nancy; son, Tomas. OTHER
      Turquoise Circuit Finals (Las Cruces, N.M.), 2012;   OCCUPATION: horse trainer. ADDITIONAL INTEREST:
      Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo (Casper), 2013-14;
      Chief Joseph Days Rodeo (Joseph, Ore.), 2013-14,   show business productions.
      Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, 2014; XIT Rodeo and Reunion   Jeff “Slim” Garner
      (Dalhart, Texas), 2014; Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver
      Spur Rodeo, 2010, 2012; Avi River Stampede (Fort   PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2000. ACTS AND STUNTS:
      Mohave, Ariz.), 2012; Fort Mohave (Ariz.) Classic Xtreme   cowboy Cadillac, barbecued chicken, air taxi, fishing
      Bulls, 2012; PRCA Xtreme Bulls (Waco, Texas), 2012;    boat. ACHIEVEMENTS: RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals
      Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas),   Rodeo, 2005-06, 2008; Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo
      2011; ABC ProRodeo (Lubbock, Texas), 2008, 2011.   (Vernal, Utah), 2008; Mollala (Ore.) Buckeroo PRCA
      RESIDENCE: Aubrey, Texas. BORN: June 2, 1978.   Rodeo, 2004-06; Guymon (Okla.) Pioneers Day Rodeo,
      FAMILY: wife, Emily; son, Jase. COLLEGE: University   2005; Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede PRCA Rodeo,
      of Houston, bachelor’s degree in international   2004-05, 2008. RESIDENCE: Fredonia. Kan. BORN: Feb.
      business. OTHER OCCUPATIONS: hypnotist, rodeo   21, 1973. FAMILY: wife, Alisha; daughter, Jacquelyn.
      announcer, U.S. Marine Corps veteran. ADDITIONAL   COLLEGE: Garden City (Kan.) Community College,
      INTERESTS: golf, baseball, motorcycles. WEBSITE:    associate degree. ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: roping,            hunting. WEBSITE:
      Ginger Duke                        Rodney “Shotgun” Gaston
      trick riding, Roman riding, openings and closings.   Hill, Texas. BORN: Sept. 17, 1965.
      ANIMALS:  Who, buckskin mustang; Dollar, dun
      mustang; Rooster, bay mustang. ACHIEVEMENTS:   Percheron Thunder
      Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.),   Jason Goodman
      2014; California Rodeo Salinas, 2013; Los Fresnos   NFR: 2006-10, 2015. PRCA MEMBERSHIP: 2006. ACTS
      (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, 2014; Cache County PRCA   AND STUNTS: high-speed horse driving exhibition,
      Rodeo (Logan, Utah), 2013. RESIDENCE: Springtown,   Roman riding with six Percheron draft horses, tandem
      Texas. BORN: March 29, 1982. COLLEGE: radio/TV/  riding, random riding. ANIMALS: Pilot, Captain, Tuff,
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