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Contract personnel announced for NFSR


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The official contract personnel for the Nov. 10-11 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping have been announced.

At the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Charlie Throckmorton of Grandview, Texas, and Scott Grover of Camden Point, Mo., will handle the announcing duties.

Throckmorton has announced the NFSR 17 times in a row (tying legendary rodeo announcer McSpadden), and 18 times overall. McSpadden announced at the NFSR a record 19 times. Grover is making his NFSR debut.

Chute boss John Gwatney of Marquez, Texas, is back for his eighth consecutive trip, while arena usher Josh Edwards of Forney, Texas, is making his first appearance, and secretary Sandy Gwatney, John’s wife, is making her fourth appearance. Sandy Gwatney’s appearances at the NFSR have come the last four years in a row.

Timer Mary Brunner of Bergheim, Texas, makes her sixth trip and second in a row, and is joined by Shelly Baumann of Maypearl, Texas, who is making her inaugural appearance at the NFSR. Jill Franzen Loden of Weatherford, Texas, is back as the music director for the third time. James Phifer is the official NFSR photographer.

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