2021-2022 Rodeo Austin Annual Report

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2021-2022 annual report
2 CONTENTS Mark Matson Photography Ruben Morales Photography Jay Brittain Peggy Gander Roseanna Sales Katina Costerisan, We Know Livestock President’s Message 3 Youth Giving 4 Scholarship & Endowment 5 Financials 6 Record Year Recap 8 Marketing Report 10 Sponsors 11 Fairgrounds 12 Ticketing 14 ProRodeo 16 Live Music 18 Youth Auction 22 Competitive Events 24 Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament 28 Bulls in the Ballpark 29 Youth Art Show & Gala 30 Cowboy Breakfast 32 Kick Open the Chutes 33 BBQ Austin 34 Volunteers 36 PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

a message from the president

It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as President of Rodeo Austin for the past four years. During my time as President, Rodeo Austin has experienced its fair share of challenges and triumphs. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way business was conducted. There was a lot of uncertainty, but Rodeo Austin proved that we are Gritty Enough to get through anything! We are proud to say 2022 was an extremely successful year.

The year started with Rodeo Austin’s Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament in late summer 2021. The event was held in a new location at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown. This year, Shoot Out saw record attendance and record funds raised.

In November, Rodeo Austin hosted Bulls in the Ballpark at Dell Diamond. The event was first held in 2020, is a unique collaboration to host bull riding on a baseball field. It was an action-packed weekend.

Moving into February, Rodeo Austin hosted the Gala and Youth Art Auction at Palmer Events Center with entertainment by Midland. The event sold out in record time and the live auction brought in record revenue. The highest selling live auction item featured a trip to visit the set of the “Yellowstone” TV series, which brought in over $100,000.

BBQ Austin weekend kicked off with an extremely successful Cowboy Breakfast at the Long Center in downtown Austin. I am forever amazed by the number of people that come out at 6:00 a.m. for a cup of cowboy coffee and biscuits and gravy. With lots of energy and media, it’s a great start to the Rodeo Austin season. BBQ Austin had over 43 new teams, and over 40,000 people enjoyed BBQ on Friday and Saturday.

Rodeo Austin took place March 12th through 26th for the first time since 2019! We had many nights of sold-out or standing-roomonly rodeo crowds. The grounds had several new attractions and expanded events to entertain the record crowds. The great weather and Austin’s largest carnival kept the Fairgrounds full until late in the evening each night.

Some of the most fun and rewarding events are the Livestock Show and Youth Auction. Over 7,800 kids from across the state of Texas participated in this year’s shows. New this year, Rodeo Austin added a Robotics Competition. It was also a record year for Competitive Events, with a record arrival number for steers. Four hundred forty-

four kids placed and went on to the Youth Auction on the last day of the Rodeo. The Youth Auction was held on the Rodeo grounds which received great feedback from all who attended. We blew past all previous Youth Auction records and set a new record of $2.3 million. Over 400,000 people came through the gates this year. You could see from the smiles on people’s faces that they were excited to be back at Rodeo Austin. The staff and volunteers did a tremendous job offering the best experience for everyone. Our 22 committees and over 700 volunteers worked tirelessly to help grow the next generation of Texas kids.

2022 was an unbelievable year surpassing all expectations. This could not have happened without the dedication of our volunteers, staff, sponsors, donors, and attendees who came out and supported us. It takes a strong commitment to making our events happen. I am truly blessed and grateful for the countless hours the Rodeo Austin family commits to and the amazing heart this group has. We believe it takes grit to grow the next generation and our group has a lot of grit. Thank you for all you do for the Rodeo Austin mission of growing the next generation of Texas kids.

Joe Straub 2018-2022 Rodeo Austin President Joe and his two sons, Jake and Justin Straub receiving a 2022 Top Buyer Award for their financial contribution to the Youth Auction.

$2.7 million to texas kids

Since 1938, Rodeo Austin has been a mission with a rodeo that has brought heritage and entertainment to our community while raising millions for Texas kids. Here are a few ways Rodeo Austin served the mission of growing the next generation in 2022.



The Youth Livestock Auction awarded a record $2,302,106 and the Youth Art Auction awarded $53,950 to the top placing exhibitors for the hard work and dedication to their livestock and/or art projects.


With contributions from generous donors, Rodeo Austin helps Texas kids who are unable to purchase an animal to show in our livestock show do just that. Kids from across the state compete in a one-day tournament in which competitors must catch a calf on foot to receive a certificate to purchase their animal for the following year. Rodeo Austin hosts separate boys and girls brackets throughout the day, and winners get to participate in the final round during that night’s rodeo performance.


Rodeo Austin awarded $108,000 to fifteen incoming freshmen from across Texas in 2022. This brings Rodeo Austin total scholarship giving to $8.8 million since 1981.


Rodeo Austin provided real-world experience to students across various fields of study through our paid Spring internship program. These students were in fields including marketing, animal science, graphic design, and veterinary medicine to name a few. Rodeo Austin staff recruited from schools across Texas and often garners interest from across the nation.

PREMIUMS | $30,040

Rodeo Austin awarded cash premiums of $25,040 to kids in the heifer show and $5,000 in the Agricultural Mechanics contest to the top placing exhibitors for the hard work and dedication to their projects.












$530K ADDED to the rodeo Austin Endowment in 2022 5
Austin Endowment is
permanent fund that helps underwrite scholarship
The Rodeo
giving annually, to ensure the permanent success of the program. Individuals who make a contribution of at least $25,000 become a named Endowment Donor, one of our highest honors as a donor. *endowment total based on value on 5/31/22
& Kim Straub Endowment
& Michele Boyd Endowment
& Cassandra Wiggins Family Endowment
& Michele Boyd Endowment Curtis & Carolyn Calhoun Endowment
& Kim Straub Family Endowment
Endowment Society
& Jo Ann Moore Foundation Endowment
Austin Board of Directors Endowment
& Michele Boyd Endowment
Rolf Texas Scholarship Endowment
Roger J. Engemoen
& Cassandra Wiggins Family Endowment
Sneed Endowment
Travis County Endowment
Family Endowment Bonnie Whiteis Endowment
Dodd Memorial Endowment
& Carolyn Calhoun Endowment
& Clara Jo Huckaby Endowment
Family Endowment
& Harriet Nagel Endowment
& Shelley Hill Endowment
Pasadita Endowment
Knolle Endowment
Niley J. & Stephen W. Smith
Mutual Insurance Endowment
Eledge Endowment
Family Endowment
and Family Endowment
Travis County Endowment
Dollar Club Endowment
– Brent Thurman Endowment Earl Callahan Endowment
Stuart Caffey
Margaret A. Cathey
Cathy Rothell
Ruth P. Elliott FFA Endowment
David Kitchens Endowment
Jack Carmody Endowment
M. Plumber 4-H Endowment
Charlotte Dalton Memorial Endowment Brandon Hicks Endowment
Classic – Rob Norton Endowment McCoy Corp Endowment
M. Plumber FFA Endowment
Paleface Ranch Endowment Robert Hicks Jr. Endowment
CHAMPION CIRCLE DONORS $75,000+ $50,000+ $25,000+ Heritage Donors
Ruth P. Elliott 4-H Endowment Past Presidents’ Endowment


We are Rodeo Austin, a not-for-profit that provides real experiences and gritty fun to raise millions for Texas kids. Since 1938, we’ve been a mission with a rodeo that has brought heritage and entertainment to our community.

The report on the right showcases Rodeo Austin’s 2021-2022 income from various events and revenue streams.

The 2021-2022 season saw tremendous growth and set historical records as Rodeo Austin made it’s return to the community for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown in March of 2020. The following spread details our records seen across the board.

The photo above is the Rodeo Austin’s Class of 2022 scholarship recpients. Rodeo Austin was able to award scholarships to 15 deserving students in August 2022 as a result of the record breaking season. A total of $108,000 was awarded to students from all over Texas. Over the past 30 years, $8.8 million has been awarded to help grow the next generation of Texans.


FY 2022 Gross Operating Expense

FY 2022 Gross Operating Income

*All financial information provided is subject to annual audit adjustment *Does not include activity associated with the scholarship endowment trust


August 17, 2021

The event found a new home at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown, TX. One hundred fifty participants competed in the event, set against the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country. A record $199,896 was raised, making it the highest grossing Shoot Out in the history of the event.

November 5-6, 2021

After a successful first year, Rodeo Austin returned to Dell Diamond for a second time with Bulls in the Ballpark. Over 5,000 people attended the event. The PRCA Division 1 Xtreme Bull Riding showcased 70 top bull riders competing for over $35,000.

February 12, 2022 March 4-5, 2022

More than 1,900 guests enjoyed the sold-out event. The live auction brought in a record $178,950. Overall, the Rodeo Austin Gala raised a record $624,925 toward Rodeo Austin’s mission.

Nearly 39,000 guests enjoyed BBQ, beer, and bands at BBQ Austin! This year’s competition hosted 185 teams, with 38 new teams competing in the sanctioned BBQ cook-off.

$220,975 was raised in tips alone over the course of the weekend.



Guests attended the 15-day Fair & Rodeo, with attendees represented from all 50 states and 13 countries.

* 2019 attendance 254,234


Rodeo Austin printed 83,928 ProRodeo & Concert tickets printed, generating $3.4 million in ticket sales.


Approximately 1 million Viewers watched the 2022 ProRodeo performances on Cowboy Channel.


Increase in gross revenue for food and beverage, setting a record.


The 2022 carnival set new records in gross revenue with a 72% increase over previous years.

Rodeo Austin awarded $2.7 million to Texas kids. The Youth Auction raised $2.3 million, a 35% increase over 2021.

7,855 Texas kids entered Rodeo Austin’s competitive events programs in 2022 with a record number of steers shown. This year, Rodeo Austin introduced new contests including Ag Robotics and Skillathons.

$2.7M 7,855 $530K

A record $530,000 was added to the endowment in 2022, including the addition of four new endowments.


Marketing REPORT

Rodeo Austin promotes year round events through various avenues of advertising, including, but not limited to, traditional, digital, social and Spanish language outreach.

22.5% of Rodeo Austin’s media buy spend was utilized for Spanish language television, radio, and digital advertising. These marketing initiatives account for the highest spend on Spanish language advertising in Rodeo Austin history.

Don’t miss a minute of RA-TV, Rodeo Austin’s YouTube channel! Streamed daily, you can catch ProRodeo performances, Competitive Events, and promotional videos. The Youth Auction was also streamed this year for the first time. During the month of March, Rodeo Austin’s streamed content brought in more than 70,000 views with over 500,000 impressions and 19,000 hours of watch time.

Tapping into the digital scene

The 2022 digital investment garnered a 606% ROI and generated over $680,000 in ticket sales.

Rodeo Austin utilized digital advertising again in 2022. Our digital agency placed “connected television” and “over the top” ads on several streaming devices, with the majority airing on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. This allowed us to deploy a new tactic of serving additional banner ads online to people who had already seen Rodeo Austin’s ads on these streaming devices.

Through digital ads, 77% of conversions took place on mobile web regardless of where they were served one of the ads. The 2022 digital investment garnered a 606% return on investment, generating over $680,000 in ticket sales and almost 20 million impressions.

In 2022, Rodeo Austin utilized social media influencers to help share the fun and spread the word. Over 20 different influencers came to Rodeo Austin and shared their experience on Instagram and Tik Tok! The results were hundreds of Instagram stories, posts, reels and Tik Tok videos sharing all the fun they had at Rodeo Austin.

Rodeo Austin continued the use of Instagram ads to promote the annual Fair & Rodeo. Rodeo Austin was trending on lineup announcement day and during Cowboy Breakfast.

85,218 3,663 16,900 11,600 216*
 7,300 radio spots  2,400 television spots  26 billboards (English)  9 billboards (Spanish)
*new in 2022
Influencers came to Rodeo Austin and shared their experience on Instagram and Tik Tok to promote Rodeo Austin 2022.

Rodeo Austin extends tremendous gratitude to the more than 50 organizations who support the mission, growing the next generation.

thank you

Rodeo Austin is proud to host Austin’s largest Carnival in partnership with Texas family-owned and operated Crabtree Amusements. The 2022 carnival set new records in attendance and gross revenue with a 72% revenue increase over previous years. The Carnival opened to patrons in early March during BBQ Austin and ran for the 15-day Fair & Rodeo. Fairgoers were able to utilize Magic Money, our cashless payment system, to purchase rides, games, fair food favorites, and more.

In total, Rodeo Austin sold nearly 37,000 Magic Money cards throughout the event. Rodeo Austin and Crabtree Amusements worked together to run several Carnival promotions, including Spring Break unlimited ride wristbands, After School Special unlimited ride wristbands, and fan-favorite $2 Tuesday.

RODEO AUSTIN CARNIVAL Austin’s largest carnival 52 CARNIVAL RIDES 23 GAMES MOST POPULAR GAME: GOLDFISH GAME MOST POPULAR RIDE: FERRIS WHEEL Rodeo Austin offers something unique and fun for everyone with Austin’s largest Carnival, rocking concerts, beer & wine garden, pig races and a kidstown full of family attractions.
the fairgrounds New carnival rides in 2022 Down Draft Flipper Zero Gravity RECORD 72% Increase in Carnival Gross

Food & beverage

Rodeo Austin brings the nostalgia of fair favorites and a variety of food trucks and vendors, as well as cold beer and wine options local to Texas.

Rodeo Austin partnered with RS3 Strategic Hospitality (RS3) as the new Food & Beverage Concessionaire on the Fairgrounds. RS3 brought seasoned expertise and an elevated approach to the food and beverage service throughout the event. The Beer & Wine Garden, featuring Revolver products, continues to be a hot spot on the Fairgrounds to enjoy a cold drink and live music. The Coors Cactus Saloon, located on the south side of the Fairgrounds, expanded its “pink” footprint to offer an additional place for Fairgoers to kick back, relax and take in the view of the Carnival lights. Overall, alcohol sales were up 29% during the 15-day Fair & Rodeo.

After missing classic fair food favorites for two years, Rodeo Austin Fairgoers were ready to indulge in corn dogs, funnel cakes, pizza on a stick, turkey legs, and more during the event. In addition to fair food staples, the Fairgrounds featured several new food vendors bringing both sweet and savory. In total, 26 independent food vendors accounted for a 36% increase in food vendor gross revenue.


ProRodeo & Concert Ticket Sales

In 2022, Rodeo Austin was able to host its full event in partnership with Etix, its exclusive ticketing solutions provider. Rodeo Austin’s 2022 lineup was announced on Friday, January 21, with great fanfare and led into yet another successful on-sale week. The 2022 on-sale week generated over $500,000 in gross ticket sales revenue from our volunteer and fan pre-sales on January 25-26 and public on-sale on January 28. ProRodeo & Concert ticket buyers came from all 50 states and 13 different countries, helping Rodeo Austin reach its third record-breaking year since 2018.

$3.4 MILLION RECORD YEAR 83,928 tickets printed
15 64% of tickets were sold prior to kicking open the chutes of the 2022 season!

real texas grit Barrelman Justin Rumford Bullfighters Evan Allard Nathan Harp Weston Rutkowski Pick Up Man Matt Scott Shandon Stalls Yancey Yarbrough

Rodeo Austin returned with ProRodeo action and a unique bracket-style format, awarding $499,375 in prize money. The Qualifying Round took place March 12-22, 2022, and spotlighted eight contestants each night in Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding.

The top 24 athletes overall advanced to the Playoff Round, which took place over three performances from March 23–25. The Final Round on March 26 hosted the top 8 athletes from each event, paying out a total of $200,000. The winner of each event received a Rodeo Austin branding iron and the title of Rodeo Austin Champion.

Some highlights included worldchampion Stetson Wright taking home over $28,000 after competing in Saddle Bronc and winning Bull Riding. Caleb Bennett returned in the Bareback Riding and walked away the Rodeo Austin Champion for the third year in a row, taking home over $15,000.

PRORODEO Announcers Wayne Brooks Randy Corley Stock Contractors Beutler & Son Rodeo Company Bennie & Rhett Beutler Rodeo Secretary Dollie Riddle Music Director Jill Franzen Loden Rodeo Photographer Peggy Gander
Event Name Time/Score
Riding Caleb Bennett 87 Steer Wrestling Talon Roseland 3.7 Team Roping Nick Sartain/Reagan Ward 4.2
Bronc Riding Leon Fountain 92 Tie-Down Roping Shad Mayfield 7.4 Barrel Racing Destri Devenport 15.31 Bull Riding Stetson Wright 93 17

Staying true to Austin’s roots as the Live Music Capital of the World, Rodeo Austin featured nearly 100 live concerts in the month of March. Hosted on the Outdoor Stage, 100X Dance Hall and Main Stage, as well as at BBQ Austin, Kick Open the Chutes and Cowboy Breakfast, the concerts featured bands ranging from traditional & Texas country to hiphop, R&B and Tejano.

Watson Ryan
19 2000 3000 4000 5000 5500 6000 STANDING ROOM ONLY 6500 SOLD OUT 7000

outdoor stage

The Outdoor Stage was home to a daily schedule of free live music concerts that everyone on the Fairgrounds enjoyed during the Fair and Rodeo.

Artists 64 Sets

Outdoor Stage

This year, the Outdoor Stage featured 64 performances over the course of the 15-day Fair & Rodeo. Set in the front of the Beer & Wine Garden, the 64 live sets provided a little something for every music lover.

Dia del Vaquero

Dia del Vaquero, sponsored by Coors Banquet, was held on the first Sunday of Rodeo Austin and featured local Spanish language acts ranging from Mexican Folklorico dancing, mariachi style vocals, Tejano and conjunto to accompany La Energia Norteña on the Main Stage.


100X Dance hall

The 100X Dance Hall offered the finest hospitality on the Rodeo Austin grounds, including live music and cold drinks in a comfortable setting. It was the place to go before, during, and after each rodeo performance.

100X Dance Hall

The 100X Dance Hall, presented by PlainsCapital Bank, provided a gathering spot for volunteers, sponsors, patrons and ProRodeo athletes. With overflowing crowds, the 100X Dance Hall was expanded to accommodate more events during the 15-day Fair & Rodeo, such as the Youth Auction and Leading a Legacy Luncheon. New in 2022 was a VIP section with seating, tables, and a dedicated bartender.

Jack’s Front Porch offered the unique opportunity for patrons to play cornhole, enjoy a beverage from the Jack Daniel’s trailer and observe cowboys and cowgirls as they rode past to compete in the main arena. The first ever Rodeo Austin Cornhole Tournament took place Saturday, March 19, 2022. Over the course of the 15-day Fair & Rodeo, the Dance Hall featured nine bands, including Ed Johns Band, and Broken Arrow.



March 25, 2022

The top 444 exhibitors from the Junior Market Livestock Shows sold their projects at the Youth Auction on March 26, 2022, in the 100X Dance Hall on the Rodeo Austin fairgrounds. The Youth Auction raised a record $2.3 million, with increased floors in every species for all exhibitors. Funds go directly to the youth exhibitors to use toward pursuing higher education, for their next project, or to progress their livestock operation.

Straub Family • Villarreal Foundation • Tommy Dodd Memorial • Direct Propane • Pit Stop BBQ • Lone Star Cattlemen • Goat Hounds • Jasperruth Ranch • Lehne Construction, Inc. • President’s Club • Horns Up • Pappa Cluck & the Cluckers • Dauphen Jackson Cattle Co • Benny Boyd Auto Group • Austin Syndicate • Brisket Brothers • Atlas • Capital City Chicks for Chicks • Y O Ranch • H-E-B • High Tech • Capitol Cleaners • Austin Buyers • Holt Cat of Texas • On the Air • Event Staff • Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner • Susan & Mickey Dorsey • Jimmy Evans Company • All In • Austin Underground, Inc. • Sun Coast Resources • Rock & Roll Concrete & Paving LLC • Horizon Bank • BBQ Buyers • Jarvie Arnold • Down in the Dirt • Matkin Hoover • BBQ Boys • Chasco • SR Livestock • Hellas Construction, Inc. • PlainsCapital Bank • Top Hand • Hearts Livestock • ValHalla Cattle Company • Bill Tamm • Capital Farm Credit - Austin • Rush Enterprises • La Copa Ventures • Jerry Conway • Hutto Feed & Landscape • Lone Star Paving • Matt Mathias • Outsiders BBQ Team • Judge Edwards • Latka Cattle LLC • Mark Nichols • Mr. & Mrs. T Timmerman • ABC Fence Co. • Calf Scramble Committee • Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que • Mill Bar & Grill • Buena Vista Foundation • Keith Crawford Ranch • Angels Above • Rodney Wenzel • Western Star Concrete LLC • Arnold Oil

• Williamson County • KMAX Farms • Denbow Company inc. • Jay & Lynn Evans • Rhyan Technology Services • Tex-Con Oil • Kurt and Becky Newton • Reinforcing Steel Supply • Kid/ Shirley Koger • Aaron Thomison Masonry • Statewide Materials Transport • Chelf Electrical Service • Chris Peters State Farm Agent • Lauren Concrete • Morris Glass • M&M Farms • Aquaholics Watercraft Rental • Steve Cummings • Jimmy Callahan • Radiant Roofing • Cyndi White • Dr. Steven Golla • Terri and Brian Reiley • Fred Weber • Rockin J Piano Bar • Hondo Custom Homes • MH Underground LLC • Ann Broyles • Huffaker Farms • Paul Hermesmeyer • Campbell Farms • Mo & Millie Hamann • Mitch and Noelle Wehmeyer• Judy Byrd • Melvin Sobotik • Tim and Janice Kirkscey • Jed & Jamie Evans • Robert Brown • Texas Royalty • Aaron & Jessica Guerrero • Anna Ottmers c/o Shawn Lehne • Vanguard Fire Systems • Craig Chick • Chilton Grain Co. LLC • Barry Collins • Bev and Jim Montgomery • Dr. John Davidson • Jay and Kalah Spraybeary • John Mark Matkin • Mav-Tec: Thomas & Makayla • Pieper & Parks Crop Insurance • Ronnie Winstead • Hot Rod Genetics • Callahan’s General Store • Suzanne Lange • Mr. & Mrs. Rock Moye • Wagner Consulting• LC Wright Land/Cattle Co. LTD • Keep It Weird • Kerry & Cassandra Wiggins • Voelker Custom Homes • Pruitt Cattle • RVW Construction LLC • Bill Rhyan • Carlson, Brigance, and Doering • Alisa Hairston • Lance & Cheryl Lively • Curtis Calhoun • Erin Kieschnick • ICS • Candice Wieland • Jimmy and Melissa Bond • Roy Mourot • Amy Mathis • Backyard Cowboys • Debbie Rutter • Frank & Kay George • Phil and Gwen Watts • Bishops Show Pigs • David & Sascha Kardosz • Amy and Adam Roberts • Devin Coleman • Joe Brhlik • Kaye Clinard• Kim Myers • Lyndsey Wright • Mugsy Coco • Sean Rowden • Terry and Connie Mikulenka • Manny Trinidad • Angela George • Bobby & Gayla Locks • Caleb George • Chris Box • Christine Larsen • Clint Dennis • Crystal Lassiter • Derek Montgomery • Elizabth Tessman • Eric Hargrove • Eric Johnson • Gary and Linda Olson • Greg & Amber Weidenfeller • Jana Sprayberry • Janice Hill • Jeff and Keri Cassens • Jimmy Chittim • Kelli Brooks • Kristy Young • Laura Dennis • Melissa Goodman • Pennie Newton • Pruski’s Auto Sales • Rickey Talley • Ryan Whitt • Sandy Taylor • Tana Keeling • Tracy Ray • Trae Sutton • Ty Scott Hamm • Becky Mcbee • Cory Betros • Heather Mingus • Jeff Glendening • Krysti Kessenich • Richardson-Hill Family • Sherry Nelson • Tiffani Neu • Trent & Christy De Leon • Jeffrey Armstrong • Carlos Jay • Bryan Jenkins • Jamie Gray • Lori Akins • Margarita Balderas • Marla Germain • Marsha Stidham • Marty and Kiz Stoner • Randy DeLuna

2022 champions


Grace Potter, Harris County 4-H


Elizabeth Norwood, Ellis County 4-H


Kaden Mason, Montgomery County 4-H


Bryleigh Beyers, Hale County 4-H


Gus Blezinger, Needville FFA


Daniel Lee, Wilson County 4-H


Colson Mooney, Guadalupe County 4-H


Emma Luensmann, Guadalupe County 4-H


Grace Moore, Sutton County 4-H


Landrie Lain, Parker County 4-H


Stratley Strube, Tom Green County 4-H


Cameron Rutherford, Burleson County 4-H

23 $2.3m Awarded in 2022
35% increase from 2021

Steer record arrival

arrived to show at rodeo Austin 2022
Rodeo Austin’s Competitive Events program welcomes participation in its shows and contests from youth across the state. In total, there were 7,855 entries for the Junior Livestock Show, Agriculture Mechanics, Skill-a-thon Contests, Horse Show, Ultimate Scramble Championship, and Youth Art Show. This year was a record year for Competitive Events, including record arrivals for the steer show.
Each spring, Rodeo Austin welcomes junior livestock exhibitors to the Fair & Rodeo. On average nearly 8,000 exhibitors compete to enhance their agricultural education. Rodeo Austin is proud to help grow the next generation. ROBOTICS | 26 TEAMS SKILLATHONS | 206 ENTRIES Sheep | 68 Entries Swine | 60 Entries Beef | 78 Entries NEW CONTESTS IN 2022
Competitive Events


New to Rodeo Austin in 2022, the Youth Robotics Challenge was held Monday, March 14 allowing participants an opportunity to demonstrate their robotics programming, engineering, and problem-solving skills. Teams displayed fully assembled robots that were required to complete challenges in an Agriculture Emergency 911 themed contest. The contest was a tournament style contest with the final match and crowning a winning Champion Team.

The Junior Agricultural Mechanics contest was held on March 5. In the spirit of BBQ Austin, five divisions ranging from towable BBQ pits to picnic tables were submitted. Participants worked all year to fine-tune their skills at Rodeo Austin to compete for over $5,000 in premiums and awards. Unique to Rodeo Austin’s contest, one team member was selected to complete a skills test. This team member competed in a specified skill component of welding or woodworking. The

AG MECHANICS Special thank you to the participating programs below

Gold Stirrup Horse Show is for riders with special needs, allowing individuals to compete for recognition, prizes, and high point titles. The Gold Stirrup Horse Show allows these youth and adult horse enthusiasts to compete in a sport they love.
ROBOTICS 14 | 26 TEAMS MARCH 13 | 183 competitors HELP • Hoofbeats for Heroes • Learning Together Equestrians • Marbridge Longhorns Equestrian Team • R.O.C.K. • Special Cheers • Stable Strides • Townsmill Equestrian

Ultimate scramble championship

USC is a one-day bracket style tournament in which competitors catch calves in hopes of advancing to the next round. With the USC certificates, winners can purchase an animal of their choice: market steer, market lamb, market goat, market barrow, or breeding heifer to bring to the next year’s show.

Ultimate Scramble Championship

The Ultimate Scramble Championship (USC) was held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, with 137 participants. The USC is a unique, one of a kind scramble. Participants advance in a tournament style competition held in the Wild West tent, all vying for a spot in the USC Finals held during the ProRodeo that evening. Seven heats of girls and seven heats of boys advanced three winners to the Finals for a total of 21 girls and 21 boys competing for the overall championship. A total of $124,000 was awarded to USC participants. Participants write monthly letters to their contributors with updates on the progress of their project until they return to Rodeo Austin’s 2023 Junior Livestock Show. Without the generous donation from their contributors, many students would not get the opportunity to show livestock.

County 4-H
San Saba


Rodeo Austin does not just help students financially, we invest in our community’s roots. We support growing the next generation through our agricultural education and hands-on experiences!



Rodeo Austin’s School Tours program offers elementary school students in the Austin area a chance to interact with animals and learn about agriculture for free! Students learned things like where milk comes from, visited a chuck wagon, and petting zoo.

This year, 45 schools and over 3,601 students, teachers, and chaperones participated in our half-day program March 21-25, 2022.



Rodeo Austin’s Rodeo Rumble Kids’ 1K Fun Run helped kick things off on opening day, March 12 in Luedecke Arena.

This event allows children ages 12 and under from all around Austin the opportunity to get that early-morning energy out by racing around the Rodeo arena where the cowboys and cowgirls compete each night!


Participants 30 Teams

Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament

The event found a new home at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown, TX. Set against the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country were three unique courses, each offering different challenges. Rodeo Austin was able to offer two new games: closest to the pin and 5-man knockout. Reunion Ranch also features a reception hall that allowed for plenty of room for registration and an awards dinner.

The tournament was based on a fundraising platform with funds supporting Rodeo Austin’s mission of growing the next generation! In 2021, the Shoot Out fundraising format encouraged each participant to solicit donations and pledges based on an individual and team basis. This event raised $199,896, making it the highest grossing Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament in the history of the event.

17, 2021 $199,896 raised Highest grossing Shoot Out in the history of the event

Bulls in the Ballpark

During the pandemic, Rodeo Austin and Ryan Sanders Entertainment partnered together to create a brand-new event called Bulls in the Ballpark. After a successful first year, Rodeo Austin returned to Dell Diamond for a second time with Bulls in the Ballpark, presented by Lone Star Ag Credit, on November 5-6, 2021. Bulls in the Ballpark was an action-packed weekend filled with the best PRCA cowboys, contractors and stock. Over 5,000 people attended the event, which also featured Mutton Bustin’ and entertainment by Rodeo Austin’s own funny-man, Justin Rumford, each night.

The PRCA Division 1 Xtreme Bull Riding showcased 35 top bull riders each night competing for over $35,000. Bubba Grieg walked away with the title of Bulls in the Ballpark Champion. Greig scored 90.5 on Beutler & Son’s bull named Record Rack’s Coupe De Ville.

This year, the party didn’t stop after the bulls finished bucking! The Official Bulls in the Ballpark After Party, presented by Coors Banquet, took place at Maverick’s Dance Hall.

29 70 Bull Riders $37,200 in prize money
NOVEMBER 5-6, 2021

rodeo austin gala & youth art auction

fEBRUARY 11-12, 2022

youth art show & Auction

In 2022, 295 art pieces from 43 schools across Texas were submitted to the Youth Art Show in the divisions of Traditional, Photography, Digital, and Sculpture/3D. These pieces were judged by a panel of esteemed local artists on February 11 - the day before the Rodeo Austin Gala & Youth Art Auction. The top 40 award-winning pieces were showcased at the Rodeo Austin Gala with proceeds going directly to the student artists. A total of $53,950 was raised for the young artists.

30 $53,950 awarded 295 entries | 43 schools from across texas GRAND CHAMPION: Rylan West | Thrall High School DIGITAL RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION: Cassidy Hassell | Allen Academy TRADITIONAL

new fundraising activations

whiskey & wine pull

Buyers had the opportunity to choose a numbered ticket from the basket and win the bottle with the corresponding number.

gun safe combo

Guests bought combinations to the gun safe, and the buyer with the winning combination won the safe. Along with the safe, the winner received a handgun, rifle, and shot gun. Each buyer received a small gift with purchase.

Rodeo Austin gala

The Rodeo Austin Gala set new records in 2022. Held at Palmer Events Center on February 12, more than 1,900 guests enjoyed the sold-out event. The evening included a concert by Midland, cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, ATV raffle, and new fundraising games. The live auction brought in a record $178,950, with a trip to visit the set of Yellowstone in Montana selling for $100,000. Overall, the Rodeo Austin Gala raised a record $624,925 toward Rodeo Austin’s mission.


Each cup contained a gift bag with either a cubic zirconia or a 1-carat labgrown diamond. Buyers could take their souvenir cups to any bar in the room to fill with a beverage of their choice.

$624,925 raised sold out event two months before gala

Cowboy Breakfast

Rodeo Austin’s Cowboy Breakfast welcomed over 5,000 hungry guests March 4, on the patio and great lawn of the Long Center, against the backdrop of the Austin Skyline. The event was free to the public and kicked off our annual March events. As the sun rose, guests enjoyed a wide variety of food and beverages, including tacos, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, ice cream and mimosas! The public also experienced western entertainment including live music, a trick roper, branding station, two-stepping lessons and a petting zoo.

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5,000 Guests

Kick Open the Chutes returned March 11 to kick off the 15-day Fair & Rodeo. The event was held inside Luedecke Arena, offering guests a unique opportunity to experience Rodeo Austin from behind the scenes with cold drinks, food trucks and a party on the arena floor. Tickets sold for $25 with a bonus of free parking for attendees. All attendees were treated to concerts from Stoney LaRue and Triston Marez.

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BBQ Austin

BBQ Austin, presented by Miller Lite, is a sanctioned BBQ Cook Off where teams from all over Texas come to compete. BBQ Austin offers a petting zoo, pony rides, shopping, fireworks, BBQ demonstrations, and Austin’s largest Carnival.

38,776 attendees


Nearly 39,000 guests enjoyed BBQ, beer, and bands at BBQ Austin! This year’s event hosted a record 185 teams competing in the sanctioned BBQ cook off and fundraising opportunities saw a 37% increase in attendance. BBQ Austin also partnered with Texas Pork Producers to provide free samples to the public. In addition to the great BBQ, guests also enjoyed Austin’s largest

Carnival, a petting zoo, pony rides and shopping. The Jr. Pitmaster Competition, BBQ University and Agricultural Mechanics Competition also returned.

Lone Star BBQ Society Grand Champion LC BBQ
Reserve Grand
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Grand Champion
Grand Champion
STATE BBQ AUSTIN TEXAS STATE BBQ AUSTIN record 37% increase in fundraising from teams



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BBQ University returned in 2022 and expanded to two days with two different master chef cooking classes. Participants enjoyed a Happy Hour class on Friday night with John Bates from Interstellar BBQ. It showcased drinks, dips, appetizers, and tailgate items. On Saturday, participants learned tips on preparing the best BBQ during the Backyard BBQ session. During both sessions, participants selected their choice of chicken or ribs that they prepared under the guidance and supervision of the best BBQ chefs around.


The Jr. Pitmaster Competition, presented by Susser Bank, took place Saturday morning during BBQ Austin. Kids under the age of 18 competed in preparing grilled pork chops for the title of Grand Champion & Reserve Champion in both the junior and senior division.

- Coco Moo Cookers $69,498 2nd - Here 4 Beer, Dirrty Swamp Cookers/Come & Take It $36,691 3rd - Pit Stop BBQ $20,284 4th - JZJ Foundation/Tito’s $16,667
University hands-on demonstration of two fun and interactive sessions including: Happy Hour and Backyard BBQ! BBQ AUSTIN TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS

Making a difference in a gritty fun way

The Rodeo Austin family is filled with many volunteers who believe in making an impact on growing the next generation of Texas kids.


The Rodeo Austin Hall of Fame is the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed upon an individual. This year, Rodeo Austin inducted Fred Weber into the Hall of Fame on October 26, 2021. Fred and his fellow inductees stand out as first-class leaders whose decades of service to the organization are extraordinary. Inductions to the Hall of Fame are held at the highest regard and convey a significant honor to the inductees.


Steven Voelker accepted the Top Hand Award from Rodeo Austin Staff on March 22 for his continued service and leadership as a Board Member and Chairman of the Operations Committee.


Rodeo Austin awarded Jay Dolfuss the Lone Ranger award for his hard work and tenacity, blazing the trail to helping Rodeo Austin advance it’s mission to grow the next generation. Jay has worked and volunteered with Rodeo Austin last eight years and has become our resident “dirt expert.” From making sure the rodeo dirt is exactly how every barrel racer dreams of it to ensuring our 400,000 customers have a level place to park. Jay has proven time and again to be an invaluable friend and partner of Rodeo Austin.

Rodeo Austin is grateful for CBS Austin/Telemundo’s partnership during the 2021-2022 season. CBS Austin’s Walt Maciborski dazzled the crowd as the emcee for the Rodeo Austin Gala & Youth Art Auction. Telemundo’s Lorena Placencia joined the fun at Rodeo Austin during Dia Del Vaquero, engaging the crowd and helping award fan of the night. CBS Austin and Telemundo helped spread the word of Rodeo Austin’s mission and continue to help us grow the next generation.

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Donald Goodson, 100X Dance Hall

Tim Smith, Ambassadors

Mike Frost, Backstage

John Lubenow, BBQ Austin

Lynda Smith, Calf Scramble

April & Joe Terbay, Competitive Events

Jennifer Van Overdam, Cowboy Breakfast

Stacey Harris, Event Staff

Cynthia Pierson-Pulley, Gala

Jerry Cooke, Hospitality

Rachel Vasquez, Mutton Bustin’

Chris Slahetka, Operations

CJ Leseman II, Rodeo


Marie Richter, Ambassadors

Temetria McVea, Backstage

Shayne Lockhart, BBQ Austin

Cynthia Pierson-Pulley, Calf Scramble

Carla Ford, Cowboy Breakfast

Tia Miller, Event Staff

Calley Callahan Asklund, Gala & Youth Art Auction

Joel Anderson, Hospitality

Tricia Sullivan, Junior Leaders

Jeri Leseman, Mutton Bustin’

Steven Voelker, Operations

Ricky Masters, Rodeo

Taylor McBride, School Tours

Mark Hodges, School Tours

Gary Newman, Shoot Out

Courtney Howell, Souvenir

Vicki Renfro, Xtreme Seats

Dawn Liesmann, Youth Auction

Shaun Tuggle, Shoot Out

Susan Thompson, Souvenir

Stacy Looney, Xtreme Seats

Jardin Loeffler, Youth Auction


Kristin Gilstrap, 100X Dance Hall

Stephen Cummings, 100X

Brant Dickerson, 100X

Ashley Ledesma, Ambassadors

Ginny Miller, Ambassadors

Erica Cook, Backstage

Kristen Kirkpatrick, Backstage

Rick Plumb, BBQ Austin, Hospitality

Nola Plumb, BBQ Austin

Susan Dorsey, BBQ Austin

Logan Carroll, Calf Scramble, Youth Auction

Jake Straub, Calf Scramble, Shootout

Chris Mellenbruch, Competitive Events

Bobbie Bishop ,Competitive Events

Jeff Dodd, Competitive Events

Dusty Kiggins, Competitive Events

Sherry Krupinski, Cowboy Breakfast

Ben Haley, Cowboy Breakfast

Melinda Perez, Cowboy Breakfast

Jeff Rukowski, Cowboy Breakfast

David Mason, Event Staff

Diane Hagan, Event Staff

Novella Heffington, Event Staff


Brooklyn Farris

Steve Summers, Event Staff

Kevin Lancaster, Event Staff

Dawn Liesmann, Gala & Arts, Youth Auction

Amber Callahan, Gala & Youth Art Auction

Shayne Lockhart, Hospitality

Marilyn Jackson, Junior Leaders

Kristen Lollar, Mutton Bustin’

Kevin Todd, Operations

Ron White, Operations

Jeff Denton, Operations

Shawn Hohnstreiter, Operations

Randy Lawrence, Operations

Travis Randig, Rodeo

Jason Krenek, Rodeo

Charlie Leseman, Sr., Rodeo

Lisa D’Amato, School Tours

Ashley Ulbricht, Shootout

Charlie Hamilton, Shootout

Matt Ronshausen, Souvenir

Tricia Sullivan, Xtreme Seats

Russell Waters, Youth Auction

Gene Patalik, Youth Auction

Bill Rhyan, Youth Auction

Drew DeBerry, Youth Auction

Courtney Oldham, Youth Auction

Joel Anderson, Youth Auction




Joel Anderson

Travis Asklund

Shannon Bangle

Keith Berdoll

Matt Berry, Jr.

Diron Blackburn

Benny Boyd

Brad Boyett

Aaron Cabaza

Curtis Calhoun

Verlin Callahan

Calley Callahan Asklund

Tommy Carlson

Bob Carroll

Drew DeBerry

Jeff Denton

Jeff Dodd

Mike Eledge

Jay Evans

Hap Feuerbacher

Bobby Finley*

Tyler Graham

Charles Graham, DVM

Haskell Griffin

Paul Hermesmeyer

Shawn Hohnstreiter

Dauphen Jackson

David Kardosz

Bill Knolle

KaLyn Laney

Rick Lange

Stephen Laukhuf

Ashley Ledesma

Eddie Ledesma

Brian Lehne

Lance Lively

Shayne Lockhart

Jardin Loeffler

Stacy Looney

Greg Maphet

Monica Masters

Temetria McVea

Tia Miller

Frosty Moore

Paige Morgan

Courtney Oldham

Gene Patalik

Latius Prikryl

Bill Rhyan

Marie Richter

Steve Skinner

Melvin Sobotik

Caleb Stafford

Joe Straub

Hil Stroup

Bryan Teich

Craig Teykl

Manny Trinidad

Shaun Tuggle

Terry Turner

Gilbert Turrieta

Amy Villarreal

Stan Voelker

Steven Voelker

Russell Waters

Fred Weber

Kerry Wiggins

Corey Wilson

Brian Yarbrough

*Memberserveduntiltheir passingthisfiscalyear

Rodeo Austin requires a year round full-time staff and 700 dedicated volunteers to successfully continue our mission of growing the next generation.
Past President Lance Lively presenting 2022 President, Joe Straub the reigns and plaque.



Joe Straub, President

Dauphen Jackson, Secretary-Treasurer

Joel Anderson

Keith Berdoll

David Kardosz

KaLyn Laney

Rick Lange

Eddie Ledesma

Brian Lehne

Lance Lively

Shaun Tuggle

Gilbert Turrieta

Fred Weber

Kerry Wiggins

Brian Yarbrough

Rob Golding, CEO

Glen Alan Phillips, COO

Alyssa Adams, Graphics Coordinator

Aida Barrera, Staff Accountant

Julie Beck, Manager, Ticketing & Technology

Katy Blankinship, Senior Manager

Alyssa Dotson, Manager, Operations & Logistics

Jennie Glenn, Scholarship & Endowment Program Manager

Hollye Fain, Exhibits Coordinator

Avery Heimer, Ticketing Coordinator

Presley Holloway, Sponsorship Coordinator

Lindsay Leyden, Marketing Coordinator

Sara McAuley, Controller

Brenda Pitts, Senior Manager, Human Resources & Admin

Mike Richardson, Facility Operations Coordinator

Ty Taylor, Operations Assistant

Lauren Todd, Youth Events Coordinator

2022 Rodeo Austin staff and interns. Rodeo Austin’s staff doubles in size for the Spring event season and provides paid internships to students.


Leaders who have demonstrated a longterm dedication to advancing the mission of growing the next generation of Texas kids.

2012 Inductees

Jimmy Callahan

Verlin Callahan

Jay Evans

Bill Knolle

Mike Levi

Ted Nagel

Robert Sneed

2014 Inductees

Curtis Calhoun

Dr. Charles W. Graham

Haskell Griffin

Hil Stroup

2015 Inductees

Hadley Barrett Stan Voelker

2018 Inductee

Shaun Tuggle

2020 Inductee

Fred Weber*

*Celebratedin2021dueto COVID-19Pandemic

2013 Inductees

Mike Eledge

Terrell Hamann

L.J. Luedecke


A distinguished honor bestowed upon a Director who has demonstrated exemplary service and leadership.

2012 Inductees

Marvin Hamann

Billy Fred Platt

2013 Inductee

Richard Hill

2014 Inductee

Bill Benton

2016 Inductee Tommy Carlson

2015 Inductees

Bob Avant

Don Holcomb

2018 Inductees

Jim Achilles

Jim Taylor

2019 Inductees

Steve Mills

2020 Hall of Fame Class honoring Fred Weber, front row, center.

*ThishasbeenreclassifiedfromlifemembertoLifetime Supporterseffectivesummer2020.

Gary Adams

Hebert Adams

Bill Aleshire

Amy Alexander

Joe Alexander

Violet Alexander Aaron Anderson

Kendall Antonelli

Luis Argueta

George Arnold

Rick Assunto

Gary Baker

John Baker II

Jerry Ballard

Shannon Bangle

Gonzalo Barrientos

Lindsay Bauerle

Vann Bennett

Matt Berry, Jr.

Samuel T. Biscoe

Brad Blaine

Joe Blissit

Dana Boehm

Melissa Bond

Leonard Bouldin

Brad Boyett

Michael Braley

Robert Brandes

John Braziel

Katie Brice

Greg Browning

Douglas Burns

Todd Butler

Ron Chandler

Dwain Coffey

J.V. Cohorn

Donald Cooper

Jeanette Courtright

Stephen Cummings

David Denbow

Larry Deuser

Brant Dickerson

Jeff Dodd

Marcus & Helen Dodson

Lloyd Doggett

Ernie Dominguez

Charles Ducote

James Dunklin

Roger Durden

Barbara Earle Allison Engel

Tonya Eppright

Wanda Ethridge Kenneth Fairly

Alyson Falk

Scott Fiebig Michelle Fox James Francis Debbie Frazier Jeff Fuller Lee Garner James Garrison Gerri Gayner

Shawn Goodnight

Kristen Goodson

David Gray

Cassie Graydon

James Grimm

Donna Hale

Jan Harrell

Robin Hart

Laura Hayes

Kenneth & Janet Hees

Kermit & Lydia Hees

Novella Heffington

George Henry Jr.

Daniel Hernandez

Scott Heselmeyer

Karen Hickam

Courtney Hoffman

R.W. Hooper

Sterling Howry

Amy Hudson

Carol Huntsberger

Bill Hyman

Billy Inman

Doug Jackson

Frederick Andrew Jackson

Julie Jalufka

Amy Jarmon

John Jenkins

Bill Jerman

David Johnston

Leonard Jones

Mary Lou Jones

Sascha Kardosz

David Kendall

Charlie King

John Kinzell

Mark Knolle

Lee Ann Knox Sharen Kohutek

Tom Kouri

Elizabeth Kupferer

Sandy Kurtzman

Bucky Lamb

Deanna LaPlante

Doug LaPlante

Larry Lay Sara Lisch

Kimberlee Lockhart

Melanie Lockhart

Shayne Lockhart

Jardin Loeffler

Susan Longley

Don Mabry

Megan Maund Houser

Justin McCarrell

Delbert McKenzie

Jamie McWright

John Meadows

Lester Meier

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Melber

David Mellenbruch

John Merritt

Richard Meyer

Barbara Mink Patricia Molina

Michael Monaghan

James Morgan Charles Mott Laurie Moyer Jean Mueller Bill Murphy James Nagy Gilbert Nauert

LaQuita Nauert

Sarah Noteboom

Dick Obenhaus

Courtney Oldham

Steve Orsborn

Gene Patalik

Matthew Payne

Gary Pena

Bert Pence

Alan Peters

Tim Petty

Deke Pierce

Richard Plumb

Bill Pohl

Dick Polk

Tommy Powers

Brenda Preston

James Prinz

Mark Prinz

William Pruitt

Jim Reeves

Penny Reeves

Jerry Reeves-Goff

Jason Reineke

Harry Rivera

Ann Rogers

Jennifer Rogers

Shelby Rogers

Susan Ronshausen

Coni Ross

Kelly Ryan

N. Wesley Sanders

LeAnne Schram

Mark Schram

Coy Scruggs

Gloria Sharp

Carolyn Shumaker

Harold Simpson Chris Slahetka

Joe Solansky

Jack Stockton Jake Straub

Earlene Sullivan Marty Tanner Jim Taylor Sandy Taylor

Susan Thompson

Kevin Todd

Ravel Todd

Krystal Towery

Norman Trubee

Lee Turner

Melanie Uribe

Lee Walton

Don Ward

Watt Wardlaw

Russell Waters Cindy West

Jeremiah Williams

Ron Young



Jan Achilles

Joel Anderson

Tricia Argust

Jim Arnold

Kenneth Arnold

Travis Asklund

Robert V. Avant

Robin Bailey

John T. Baker

Jeff Ballard Sue Barker Ben Barnes

Vicki Bayer

John Beasley, Jr

David Benson

Bill Benton

Jane Ann Benton

Dan Berdoll

Sebe Berdoll

David Bethke

Mike Black

Diron Blackburn

Ron Blackmore

Joe Bland

Kaye Blount

Marie Boatright

Benjamin Bobo

Brooke Boothe

Mike Boston

Elizabeth Bouldin

Korby Bourne

Jim Boyce

Rhonda Boyce

Benny Boyd

Donna Brady

Dane Braun

Rick Brinnel, Sr.

Schandra Brock

Gary R. Brown

JP Bryant Steve Bryson

Lee Buckley Phil Buckley

Aaron Buford

Wes Burch

Jerry L. Burgener

Wayne Burklund

Janis Burrow

Aaron Cabaza

Jimmy Callahan

Mike Callahan

Murray Callahan Verlin Callahan

Leora Callahan-McCarthy

Allison R. Cambell Tommy Carlson Bob Carroll Matt Carson H.C. Carter Margaret Cathey Traci Cavender Laurie Chandler Margi Clark

William Cloud

Joe Colbert

David Collier

Jerry Conway

Colt S. Cook

Marty Cook Jessica Cooper

Perry Coughlin

Tommy Cowan

Allison Craig Delton Cravey Keith Crawford

Charles Croslin

Laura K. Culin

Rob Cullen

Stephen Cummings

Jason Cummins

Barry Cunningham

Gary Daniel Audrey Darden

Cindy Davis Drew DeBerry Todd deClairmont

Jeffrey L. Denton Ken Dickensheets Laura Dodd

Danny Doering

Robert Dorsett Mickey R. Dorsey

Benjamin Doyle Kenny Dryden Monte Eckert

Patricia Eckert Tom Eckols

Mike Eledge Claudia Elizondo Chris Elliott Tom Ellis Craig Engelmann Loy D. England

Michael Enoch Joe Bob Everett Diana Everman

Les Findeisen

Mary Lou Fitzpatrick Greg Forbes Jr

Butch Franks Chad Franks Scott Freng Nick Fullen Mike Furry

Robert Garrett, III Bruce Germer George Gillespie

Tim Gillespie

Gena Girardeau

Ricky Gonzalez

Charles Graham, DVM Tyler Graham

Cindy L. Gray Karis Gray Galt Graydon

Dennis Green Ross Green Cindy Greenwood

James Guleke

Mathew Gurley Leslie Hamann Mo Hamann Lisa Hansard Robert Harlan Steven Hartmann Preston Harvey Steve Held Junior Henson Marilyn Hernandez-Honea Sandra Hibbs BW Hickman Scott Hickman Steve Hickman Sharon Hightower Brian Hill

David Hill Dianne Hill Richard Hill

Linda Hinkle

Cody Hirt

Colin Hodges

Mark Hodgson

Mike Hodgson

Don Holcomb Michael W. Holloway Darla Jackson

Dauphen Jackson

Robert Jackson Terry Jackson Ron Jacoby JP Jansen

Anita Janszen Charles Jehl

Steve Jennings

Virginia Jett Norman Johnson Jennifer Johnson Anderson Cyleada J. Jones Randy Jones Tristen Jones

Wylie Jones Jordan, M.D. Joe Joseph Steve Kallman

Matthew Kaplan David Keister Kristy Kercheville

David Kinney Matt Kirk Carol Kitchens Roy Kovar

Kristy G. Krenek Sharon Kunz

Royce Lacey Terri Lacy Greg Ladner

KaLyn Laney Ricky L. Lange Randy P. Lawrence Dale Layne Edward Ledesma Linda Lee Dubuisson Brian Lehne Erin Leon Jenne Levi Paul Linehan


Leah Linney

Lance D. Lively

Lynn A. Lollar

Todd Longwell

Stacy Looney

Tommy Love

Michael Lucas

Ronald Lucas

Gail Lupton

Chris Luton

Jaime Lynn

Jason Magdalena

Jeffery Maples

Jack Martin

Gavin Massingill

Monica Masters

Dick Matz

Mark Maund

Jeff McDaniel

Wayne McDonald

Ray McEachern

Kent McEntire

Jim McNabb

Temetria McVea

George Meihaus, III

Vicki Merideth

Bryan Millard

Tia E. Miller

Kathy Mills

Chris Mitchell

Leigh Ann Moehring

Elaine Monaghan

Jim Monaghan

Victor Moreno

Kerry Morris

Mike Moyer

George Murfee

Jan Nagel

Jerry Naiser

Bill Napier

Gary Newman

Al Niece

Frank Niendorff

Michael Nixon

Conna Nye

Robert R. Ochoa

Linda Oertli

Wayne Orender

Carroll Overton

Laura Pagnozzi

Juanita Pearson

William Peckham

Debra Pena-Conrad

Paul Pennybacker

Melinda M. Perez

Mark R. Petrusek

Brent Pfluger

Deke Pierce

Jordan Pinson

Billy Platt Nola Plumb

Jennifer Poehl

Lori Polk

Shawn Polk

Stacie Pollard

Steve Popkoff

Ronald Potts

Edward Priesmeyer

Latius R. Prikryl

Rena Pylant

Paul Quinn , Jr

Paul Quinn , Sr

Bill Radford

Will L. Ramirez

Alisha Randig

Dana Randig

Jonea C. Raney

Jim Ray

Mike Reynolds Steven Rhodes

Bill Rhyan

E.B. “Sonny” Richards

Kristie M. Rickard

Wayne Riddell

Steve Rivers Justin Roan

James Robinson

Karen Robinson Melody Robinson

Gary Rodgers

Roland Rodriguez Larry Roepke

John Rogers Jr. Ronald Roithner Robin Ross Doug Rummel Nolan Ryan

Larry Sandlin

Dana Sasser

Clint Sayers

Scott Schenk

Richard Schmidt Buddy Schroeder

Brian Scott Dennis Scott James Scott

Danny Seay

Dan Seeds

Susan Sheehan

John Shelton

Michael Shelton

Mike Shipper

Wade Shumaker

Dannie Simons

Mack Smith

Eleaine Sobotik

Melvin L. Sobotik

Leilani L. Solberg

Jay Southworth

Danny Stevens

David Stevens

Shane Stevens

Brad Stewart Steve Stolle

Craig Stoppenhagen

Joe Straub

Terry Struble Floyd Stull

Steve Summers

Rick R. Talley Bill Tamm

John Taylor

Bryan Teich Melissa Thomas Michelle Tobias Jim Tracey Adrian Trevino Steve A. Trevino Manny Trinidad

Shaun Tuggle

Kenneth Tumlinson

Stacy Turlington-Dollar

Jim Turner

Ricky Turner

Sharon Turner

Terry Turner

Gilbert Turrieta

Alex Valdes

Gary Valdez

Rachel Vasquez

Bert Vasut

Edward Volek

Wayne Voswinkel

Marlene Wahl

Suann Waight

Brenda Walker

Steve Watson

Sue Watson

Mike Weaver

Fred Weber

Barkley D. Wedemeyer

Noelle Wehmeyer-Jones Steve Whitaker

Don White

Ronald White, Jr. Stephanie Whitten Roselind Wieland

Cassandra Wiggins

Kerry Wiggins

Laura Wilkes

Richard Williams Michael Willingham Randy Willis

Jaymes Willoughby Jerry Winetroub Whitney Withers

Cliff Woerner

Brian Yarbrough

Rebecca Young Montgomery Angelo Zottarelli



46 Cattle LLC

Air Wise Incorporated

All State Plumbing Alta Builders Inc


American Constructors, Inc.

Austin Engineering Company

Austin Region Sovereign Bank

Austin Underground Inc.

Baker Drywall Austin Ltd. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bar Ten Creek Ranch

Berry - Gammon Partnership

BMC BMC Supply

Border States Electric Box & Associates

Bradley Bryan & Associates

Brown Distributing Company

Callahan’s General Store

Calvin’s Electric, LLC

Capital Land & Livestock

Capitol Aggregrates, Inc.

Capitol Wright Company

Captex Development Company

Carpenter & Associates, Inc.


Centex Materials

Central Texas Diesel


Chasco Constructors, Ltd. Comerica Bank

Craig Cherico

Crawford Electric Supply Company

Curtis & Carolyn Calhoun Family Partnership Ltd

Cypress Valley Preserve

Dewey Electric Inc.

Dickey & Son Concrete, Inc.

Don Wilson Jewelers

DRW Electric LLC

Dynamic Systems

Ed Padgett Company Inc.

Elgin Breeding Service

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc

Factory Mattress Sales

Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Floyd’s Glass Company

Foodservice Management Systems, Inc.

Foust Excavating

Fox Service Company

Georgetown Innerloop Self Storage

GGI Technologies

Granite Antler Ranch

Graves, Doughtery, Hearon & Moody

Greater Austin Development

Griffin Motors

Guthrie Lumber Sales, Inc.

Hapbach, LLC.

Hardin Interests

Harrell Enterprises, Inc

Hayden Concrete, Inc

Hellas Construction, Inc.

Henna Chevrolet, LP

Herzog Foundation Drilling Inc. Holt Cat

Hunter Industries, Ltd.

Ironwood Enterprises

Jackson Livestock & Ranches

Jacobs Engineering

Jay Evans Company, Ltd

Jeffery L. Nash Family Limited Partnership

Jerry Deese and Company

Jimmy Evans Company

K L Specialties

K.R.M. Concrete

Kendrick Land Investment

Knolle Management, LC

KVET-FM Austin


Lago Builders, Inc.

Lanford Equipment Company, Inc.

Lariat B Ranch, LTD.

Lauren Concrete, LP

Leif Johnson Ford II, Ltd.

Lewis Sign

Locke Lord LLP M Rathmann LLC

Manufacturers Insurance Agency

Margie Joseph & Associates Realtors

Martin Marietta Martine Properties, Inc. Maund Automotive Group Maverick Excavating

Maxwell Locke & Ritter, LLP McNeil FFA

Miscellaneous Steel Industries, Inc.

Moore & Moore Enterprises, Ltd Mr. Inspector Norton Rose Fulbright

O.B. Jackson, Jr. M.D. Pacesetter Personnel

Pepsi Beverages Company Powell Ebert Smolik, PC Prater Automotive Company, Inc.

Ramming Paving Company LTD. Ranger Excavating Reinhardt’s Inc.

Republic National Distributing Company

RGC Advanced Glass Inc

Riata Enterprises

Riveille Peak Ranch

River City Hose & Supply In.

Roger Beasley Mazda, Inc.

Rosendin Electric

Salem’s Auto Center

Schmidt Electric Company, Inc

Schmidt Ranch

Schneider Ranch

Skinner Transportation Inc Smith Paving

Southside Wrecker

Sterling Custom Homes, Inc.

Stewart Title of Austin, LLC

Stroup Corp., LLC

Sundance Metal Fabricators

Teeple Partners, Inc.

Texas Corrugators

Texas Enterprises, Inc

Texas Surety

The Burt Group

The Grass Patch, Inc.

The Kucera Group

The Luedecke Group Realtors

The McCarty Corporation

The Sleep Shop

The Whitley Company

Tiemann Land & Cattle Development, Inc.

Tim’s Acres, Ltd.

TK Elevator

Toro Plata Ranch

Twin Oaks Game Ranch, LLC

Vinco Construction, Inc

Voelker Custom Homes

Waterloo Development, Inc.

Wells Fargo Advisors

Westlake Orthopedics

Westmoreland Plumbing Company

YB Ranch



Don Mabry, Chair

Brant Dickerson, Vice Chair

Steve Cummings, Vice Chair

Kristin Gilstrap, Vice Chair

Lance Lively, PP Liaison

Rick Lange, VP Liaison

Charles Amaro

Chloe Banks

Marc Biehl

Brian Brouillette

Amanda Bryand

Shelby Buterbaugh

Churee Carrillo

Michelle Chiles Paige Dahl Michelle Desormeau


Sandi Ferrer

Barbara Goodson Donald Goodson

Megan Goodson

Jerry Greer

Carol Gwynn

Ed Johns Melanie Johnson

Kristen Klaus

Candice Lake

Denise Lehmann

Sara Lisch

Rachal Littlepage

April Mabry

Betty Marak

James Marciel

Celeste McMillan

Dalton Moore

Ronald Nash Noelle Newton

Connie Noel

Kirsten Notaro Stephen Orlando

Katrina Perea

Lexi Shryack

Andrew Smith

Kaitlyn Stacey

Jennie Staleski

Joe Straub

Teresa Ulcak

Jennifer Van Overdam Blair Williamson Kirbi Winford


Marie Richter, Chair

Ashley Ledesma, Vice Chair

Ginny Miller, Vice Chair

Gilbert Turrieta, PP Liaison

Brian Yarbrough, VP Liaison

Donny Adkins

Melissa Adkins

Sandra Barbari

Bethany Bierig

Mark Bierig

Dewy Brooks

The Ambassadors Committee helps promote our organization throughout the community.

Sandi Ferrer

Kelly Fetter

Shelby Buterbaugh

Sharon Chandler

Phillip Chappell

Suzette Cole

Lisa D’Amato

Beth Darby

Julie Deinzer

Scott DeVetter

Theo Doucet

Quincy Forte

Andrea Foster

Sean Hisgen

Mark Hodges

Rick Hulsey

Marilyn Jackson

Eneditra Johnson

David (Dash) Lafreniere

Madison Lee

Sherry Luken

Venessa Martinez

Taylor McBride

Payton Miller

Abigail Monk

Ronald Nash

Raquel Prado

Nina Raudy

Kristie Rickard

Joy Roman Jim Shelton

Lynda Smith

Tim Smith

Janie Spears

Tina Steiner

Cheryl Trinidad

Kellie Trinidad Manny Trinidad Susan Turrieta

Ernest White

Lauren Yamada Rehan Zaman

The 100X Dance Hall Committee provides a true dance hall experience for the public, ProRodeo athletes and volunteers by providing live streaming of the rodeo and live music every evening.


Temetria McVea, Chair

Erica Cook, Vice Chair

Kristen Kirkpatrick, Vice Chair

Lance Lively, PP Liaison

Joel Anderson, VP Liaison

Georgia Arrindell

Jacquelyn Barrett

Christopher Birmingham

Nichole Bond

Allison Cambell

The Backstage Committee provides a safe, secure and relaxed environment for the main stage performer, as well as their crew, band, and family, while they are at Rodeo Austin.

Rhedd Carle

Mikayla Carlson

Tawanna Carver

Audrey Cedillo

Michelle Chiles

Margi Clark

Blane Counsil

Kelly Fetter

Jackie Frost

Michael Frost

Julie Gonzales


Shayne Lockhart, Chair

Nola Plumb, Vice Chair

Rick Plumb, Vice Chair

Susan Dorsey, Vice Chair

Brian Lehne, PP Liaison

Keith Berdoll, VP Liaison

Michelle Allen

Misty Baker

Tommy Barker

Mitchell Bayer

Scott Bentley

Tim Bentley Karen Boes

Paulette Boudreaux

Barry Boyett

Brad Boyett

Rhonda Boyett

Ronald Boyett

Susan Boyett

Danielle Boyett-Bayer

Dewy Brooks

Andre Bryant

Halen Butler

Todd Butler

Cheryl Carrabba

Patricia Cortez

Vicki Crouch

Teri Grim

D’Wan Grimes

Steven Hartmann

Manda Isbell

Eneditra Johnson

Jason Johnson

Jen Johnston

Michael Johnston

Wende Juarez

Ashley Karpinski

Lauren Koebcke

Sara Lisch

Kimberly Maloney

Alesha Marburger

Carl Martin

Laurie Miller

Jake Parrish

Shelby Parrish Gary Pena

Savannah Powers

Tanya Skaarup

Loretta Smith

Randall Surrey Mandy Thomas

Julie VanWormer

Destinee Vargas

Mitch Wehmeyer

Noelle Wehmeyer-Jones Dana Woods

Amanda Worrell

The BBQ Austin committee supports one of the largest competition BBQ events in Texas – a sanctioned cook-off featuring over 185 competing teams and hosting thousands of guests over a two-day weekend.

Laura Culin

Julie Deinzer

Michael Dorsey

Kathryn Drozd

Brad Emerson Diana Everman

Scott Fiebig Belinda Flores

Londa Freeman Michael Gonzalez

Lorna Green Keith Gurian Linda Gurian

Stacey Harris

Chasity Hart

Shanta Harvey

Wanda Hawkins

Robert Hayden

Gretchen Hemberger

Bernard (Paul)


Margaret Hermesmeyer

Trudy Hill

Paula Hill-Eason

Chelsey Holiday

Courtney Howell Kathy Jackson

Gary Jones

Candice Lake

John Landers

Shana Laney Rick Lange

Tom Langley

Deanna LaPlante

Doug LaPlante

Kelly Larson

Victoria Lee

Denise Little

Kim Lockhart

David Lord Gloria Lubenow

John Lubenow

Annette Mach

Gabriel Martinez

Melinda Martinez

Adam McEnaney

Taylor McHargue

Susan Merrow

George Mihalopoulos

David Moskowitz

Shauna Mroski

Malissa Munson Davy Munsterman

Ronald Nash

Johanna O’Brien

David Palmer

Shalako Parsons Sherry Payne Margie Petru Island Phillips

Bill Pruitt

David Ramirez

Samantha Ramirez Vernon Reinhardt

Alma Richardson

Mike Richardson

Kristie Rickard Harry Rivera Mark Roeder

Rachael Rood

Michele Ryon

Mike Ryon

Eric Schoenduby

Lauren Schoenduby

LeAnne Schram

Mark Schram

Robin Scott

Dan Seeds

Tanya Skaarup

M Sledge

Derek Smythe

Kaylee Smythe

Eleaine Sobotik

Melvin Sobotik

Janie Spears

Erika Steele

Samuel Swenson Brian Tagtmeier

Laurell Tagtmeier

Melissa Thomas Russell Thurmon

Sharon Trammell

Mason Trevino Jessica Twohig

Jennifer Van Overdam

Clarence Victorian

Katie Victorian

Kreg White

Ronald White

Shannon White

Sue Wiehe

Gaynell Wilson Kirbi Winford

Kevin Winter Brandon Zamarripa



Cynthia Pierson-Pulley, Chair

Logan Carroll, Vice Chair

Jake Straub, Vice Chair

Fred Weber, PP Liaison

Joel Anderson, VP Liaison

JB Brockway

Jerry Burgener

Ryan Ellis

Jeff Fuller

Jordan Hawkins

Justin Hawkins

Bernard (Paul) Hermesmeyer

Dauphen Jackson

Katy Kennedy

The Calf Scramble Committee raises funds to award 4-H/FFA students’ certificates to purchase a livestock project of their choosing and show at the next year’s event.

Rick Lange

Ashley Ledesma

Ethan Luckie

Monica Masters

Krystal McMahan

Darla Mogford

Britanie Morris

Robert Ochoa

Joanne Picukaric

Shirley Pruitt

Clayton Pulley

Will Ramirez

Susan Sheehan

Lynda Smith

Tim Smith

Brooke Stevenson

Justin Straub

Steve Summers

Mason Trevino

Steve Trevino

Manny Trinidad Bradley Wier


Bob Carroll, Chair

Chris Mellenbruch, Vice Chair

Jeff Dodd, Vice Chair

Bobbie Bishop, Vice Chair

Dusty Kiggins, Vice Chair

Eddie Ledesma, PP Liaison

Keith Berdoll, VP Liaison

Georgia Arrindell

Chloe Banks

Sheila Barela

Bob Bishop

Kacy Blackburn

Misty Boland

Melissa Bond

Ashley Bradley

Jennifer Bremer

Sean Brummer

Doris Buford

Sydney Buford

Kimmie Burns

Danny Castillo

Nida Chompunich

Stephanie Clutter

Shelley Conran

Stephen Conran

Jc Contreras

Krisha Cook

Miles Cook

Carl Dahlstrom

Beth Darby William Davis

Pedro De La Mora

Jeremy Deutsch

Kerbie Dodd

Tanner Dodd

Theo Doucet

James Dunklin

Michele Dupy

Sandie Faske

Melissa Forbes

Greg Forbes Jr

Brenda Foss

Yvonne Foster

Carolee Frampton

Shelley Franklin

Ike Glass

The Competitive Events committee supports the Junior Livestock Show. This committee is subdivided into sub-committees that support each one- to three-day show.

Velma Gonzales

Cindy Gray

Corby Hafernik

Diane Hagan

Austin Halvorson

Shanta Harvey Wanda Hawkins James Hendricks

Sarah Hendricks

Bernard (Paul) Hermesmeyer

Jessica Hobbs

Vernon Hodde

Lynn Hodde Blue

James Hoskins

Angelita Huizar

Tom Jennings

Shawn Johnson

Pamela Kardosz

Cassidy Krieg

Candice Lake Gary Lange Rick Lange Kelly Larson

Jessie Ledesma

Bryce Leopold

Sara Lisch

Lance Lively

Betty Marak

Michael Marler

Jan McDonald

Kevin Melton

Payton Miller

Michelle Moore

Katy Moreno

Michael Moreno

Paige Morgan

Gary Newman

Leslie Osmera

Jolee Pekarek

Marie Pesch

Margie Petru

Gail Pieniazek

Ray Pieniazek

Shirley Pruitt

Will Ramirez

Samantha Ramirez Kristie Rickard

Matt Rosilier

Becky Silco

Mary Tracy Smith

Kaitlyn Stacey Colby Talley

Rick Talley

April Terbay

Joe Terbay

Michelle Tocydlowski

Jesse Trocino

Terry Turner

Jessica Twohig

Teresa Ulcak

Gina Valdez

Donna Wallace

Barkley Wedemeyer

Christine Westfall

Shannon White

Corey Wilson Shirley Winsier Lyndsey Wright

Julie Zimmerman Morris



Carla Ford, Chair

Sherry Krupinski, Vice Chair

Ben Haley, Vice Chair

Melinda Perez, Vice Chair

Jeff Rutkowski, Vice Chair

Kerry Wiggins, PP Liaison

David Kardosz, VP Liaison

Marc Biehl

Molly Casso

Marci Clanin

Patricia Cortez

Julie Deinzer Andrew Fiebig

David Fiebig Melinda Fiebig

Julie Gonzales

Jerry Greer

Susan Greer

Teri Grim

Ellen Haley

Brian Harper


Tia Miller, Chair

David Mason, Vice Chair

Diane Hagan, Vice Chair

Novella Heffington, Vice Chair

Kevin Lancaster, Vice Chair

Steve Summers, Vice Chair

Gilbert Turrieta, PP Liaison

Brian Yarbrough, VP Liaison

Melissa Adkins

Julie Arldt

Nancy Barkel

Sheri Beggs

Ponda Bethke

Shirley Bibles

Karen Boes

Billie Bonugli

Daniel Boone

Sharon Boone

Chasity Hart

Connie Huerta

Tom Jennings

Shawn Johnson

Melanie Joseph Tiffany Knight

Candice Lake Stacey Lance Dalton Little

Teresa Lozano

Sherry Luken H. Michael Marek

Connie Noel Jake Parrish

Shelby Parrish

Sherry Payne

Helen Pena

Jose Pena

Louise Reinhardt

Ralph Reinhardt

Kristie Rickard

Eddy Ronshausen

Lexi Shryack

Tanya Skaarup

Kathryn SmathersHayden Whitney Tipton

Jennifer Van Overdam Caitlyn Voelker

Rebekah Voelker Sandra Voelker Scott Voelker

Stan Voelker Kerry Wiggins

Edwin Young

The purpose of the Event Staff Committee is to provide a first-rate customer service experience for Rodeo Austin guests inside the Rodeo Arena. This committee is truly the face of Rodeo Austin when it comes to hosting our ProRodeo & Concert guests. The Event Staff Committee prides itself in executing all duties in a welcoming, friendly and professional manner.

Andrew Brandt

Megan Brandt

Georgina Bresett

Sean Brummer

Baby Ruth Bullock

Christy Burch

Deloras Burnett-Friend

Kimmie Burns

Shelby Buterbaugh

Carly Campbell

Nicki Carpenter

Davey Castro

Phillip Chappell

Jill Collins

Ronda Comer

Krisha Cook

Chad Cooley

Patricia Cortez

Jean Crawford

Lisa D’Amato

Brenda Davidson

Jerry Davis

Michelle Desormeau


Megan Domel

Cody Dunman

Loy England Jr. Carolina Esparza Diana Everman

Chase Fenton Stacey Fenton

The Cowboy Breakfast Committee is responsible for the annual Cowboy Breakfast event held in downtown Austin every March.

Mike Fitch

Pamela Flynn

Makaylah Fuller

Megan Gandy

Michelle Garcia

Christina Garcia

Linda Garner

Billy Giles

Dorothy Gillette

Dawn Goldberg

Stu Goldberg

Dianne Gomez

Michael Gonzalez

Susan Hansen

Stacey Harris

Judi Havard

Katheryn Haverland

Roger Haverland

Linda Hickman

Brenda Highsmith Cynthia Hill Diana Hood

Trisha Howard

Linda Howell

Rae Hudson

Rick Hulsey

Mike Hutter

Wynn Hutter

Kathy Jackson Amy Jett

Stacy Johns Donna Johnson

Leonard Jones

Cyleada Jones

MaryLou Jones

Scott Kaderka

Harry Klein

Norma Klein

Tiffany Koenig

Leola Lamb

Bradley Lancaster

Debra Lancaster

Jacob Lancaster

Kristin Lancaster Brian Lantz Kelly Larson

Frances Ledenbach

Gregory Ledenbach

Leah Linney

Carrie Lopez Anita Lundell

Annette Mach

Charlie Malouff

Ed Marburger

James Marciel

H. Michael Marek

Angela Mariotti

Samantha Mariotti

Brittani Marweg

John Mason

Sheryl Mason

Thomas Mason

Loree Mathieson

Della Maxson

Pamela Maxwell Vicenta Mayorga

Donna McGee

Tim McKellop

Blake Meyer

Terry Meyer

Angel Michel Bobby Miller Ginny Miller Sean Moore

Joan Moreland

Margarita Moreno

David Moskowitz

Katrina Nance Ronald Nash

Brandon Nehring Charles Nehring

Jason Nehring Jessica Nehring

Lisa Nehring Loren Nevers Jordan Nichols Connie Noel CeCe Noll Ric Olivarez Victoria Olivarez

Donna Oliver

Jack O’Neill

Steve Orsborn

Sherry Payne

Wesley Pearson Muffy Pease

Margie Petru

Beverly Petrusek

Mark Petrusek

Chelsea Prinz

Greg Pryer Linda Pryer

Samantha Ramirez

Sylvianne Ramirez

Jonea Raney

Tina Raney Wesley Raney

David Reineke

Nancy Retzloff

John Reyna

Norma Reyna

Alma Richardson

Mike Richardson

Kristie Rickard

Barbara Ritchie Harry Rivera Evelyn Robinson

Susan Rychlik

Sammy Salazar

Dianna Salinas Young

Primitivo Samaripa

Ashley Scarborough David Scarborough

LeAnne Schram

Ray Selvera

Charlie Shipp

Cheryl Smith

Curtis Smith

Andrew Smith

Derek Smythe

Kaylee Smythe

Sarah Snyder

Donald Solberg

Leilani Solberg

Bertha Soriano Kaitlyn Stacey

Brooke Stevenson

Ty Stockton

Laurell Tagtmeier

Jesica Thetford

Melissa Thomas

Carl Thomas

Ruth Thomas Charles Tijerina Ricky Tindell Michelle Tocydlowski Nancy Torres Sharon Trammell

Ashley Tressler

Susan Tressler

Terry Turner

Gilbert Turrieta

Teresa Ulcak

Matthew Underhill

David Urban

Diane Vasquez Jimmy Vasquez

Irene Venegas

Jordan Walker

Donna Wallace

Shannon White

Gaynell Wilson Ashley Winslett

Brian Winslett

Darrell Winslett Laura Winslett Shauntal Winslett

Dawn Wuthrich Cecile Ybarra



Calley Callahan Asklund, Chair

Dawn Liesmann, Vice Chair

Amber Callahan, Vice Chair

Gilbert Turrieta, PP Liaison

Rick Lange, VP Liaison


Shayne Lockhart, Vice Chair

Richard Plumb, Vice Chair

Fred Weber, PP Liaison

Joel Anderson, VP Liasion

The purpose of the Gala Committee is to raise funds for Rodeo Austin through its annual Rodeo Austin Gala & Youth Art Auction. Rodeo Austin hosts around 2,000 people each year at its black-tie Gala & Youth Art Auction.

Jana De Leon

Kristin Gilstrap

Monica Masters

Cynthia Pierson-Pulley

Shirley Pruitt

Susan Thompson Bethany Weigl

Cassandra Wiggins Kathryn Willdigg

The Hospitality Committee cooks and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to livestock volunteers, Rodeo contestants and their families, as well as others who are hard at work on the Fairgrounds.

Dylon Allen

Brad Boyett

Jerry Cooke

David Cox

Savannah Cox

Valerie Cox

Susan Dorsey

Michael Dorsey

Kelly Fetter

Londa Freeman

Teri Grim

Bernard (Paul) Hermesmeyer

Teresa Lozano

John Lubenow

Paige Morgan

Sarah Novo

Kristie Rickard

Alison Talarcek

Phil Talarcek

Sharon Trammell

Fred Weber


Jeri Leseman, Chair

Kirsten Lollar, Vice Chair

Shaun Tuggle, PP Liaison

KaLyn Laney, VP Liaison

The Mutton Bustin’ Committee organizes and facilitates the Mutton Bustin’ events.

Jamie Evans

Alyson Falk

Melissa Forbes

Megan Gann

Monica Masters

Krystal McMahan

Francesca Moore

Codi Ochoa

Terry Ochoa

Rachel Vasquez

Callie Ward

Cassandra Wiggins



Ricky Masters, Chair

Travis Randig, Vice Chair

Jason Krenek, Vice Chair

Charlie Leseman, Vice Chair

Shaun Tuggle, PP Liaison

David Kardosz, VP Liaison

Charlie Adkisson

Ashton Andress Jason Andress

The Rodeo Committee assists with the setup and execution of the ProRodeo performance. They help provide a fair and safe event for contestants and world-class entertainment for fans.

Brad Bannister Lloyd Bjorgo

Jb Brockway Darren Combie Casey Cotton Sam De La Rosa Jed Evans Matt Fortes Bailey Garcia Louie Garcia James Grimm


Steven Voelker, Chair

Kevin Todd, Vice Chair Ron White, Vice Chair

Jeffrey Denton, Vice Chair

Shawn Hohnstreiter, Vice Chair

Randy Lawrence, Vice Chair

Brian Lehne, PP Liaison

David Kardosz, VP Liaison

John Jackson Dennis Kelley

Johnathan Kelley Jason Krell Rick Lange Jimmy Lau Frank Lawhon Tevin Lawhon

Cj Leseman II Martin Loera Jon Lollar

Lynn Lollar

Richard Masters

Delbert McKenzie

David Mellenbruch

Dalton Moore

Chris Moya

Robert Ochoa Michael Orman

Jeffrey Pruitt

Reece Randig Walter Randig

Richard Reinap II Bill Rhyan

Joseph Rodriguez

Walker Smith John Sullivan

Bill Tamm Justin Vallejo Leo Velarde

Adam Walton Thomas Ward Troy Wilks

The Operations Committee provides logistics support to all of the organization’s events held throughout the year. The Committee also ensures the acts, exhibits, and attractions are welcomed during Rodeo Austin and that their needs are met during setup, showtime and tear down and ensures contracts and rules are followed.

John Barrows Keith Berdoll

Bob Carroll

James Corgill Cynthia Dear Douglas Dear Christy deClairmont Todd deClairmont

Scott Grant Colin Hardman

Bernard (Paul) Hermesmeyer

Brian Hill

Scott Kaderka David Kardosz Rick Lange Debby Lawrence Austin Maulding LaQuita Nauert Chris Norton Jennifer Orman

Crystal Pugh

Eric Pugh

Severiano Ramirez

Jason Reineke

Chris Slahetka

Ravel Todd

Brandon Turner

Terry Turner

Leticia Vazquez

Roy Wyatt



Taylor McBride, Chair

Lisa D’Amato, Vice Chair

Fred Weber, PP Liaison

Rick Lange, VP Liaison

Dewy Brooks

Christina Bryant

Audrey Cedillo

The School Tours Committee facilitates the School Tours Program and the Rodeo Rumble held during Rodeo Austin each year.

Jeffrey DeLeon

Scott DeVetter

Sandi Ferrer

Andrea Foster

Shelley Franklin Shanta Harvey

Mark Hodges

Stephanie Lemke

Thomas McAnn II

Ginny Miller

Abigail Monk

Jenny Nino

Kyle Radford

Samantha Ramirez

Nina Raudy

Marie Richter

Roxy VanLoo

Rehan Zaman


Shaun Tuggle, Chair

Jake Straub, Vice Chair

Ashley Ulbricht, Vice Chair

Charles Hamilton, Vice Chair

Shaun Tuggle, PP Liaison

Dauphen Jackson, VP Liaison

The Shootout Committee supports fundraising for the Sporting Clay Tournament. If you love raising money and the sport of clay shooting, this is the Committee for you.

Shelby Buterbaugh

Vann Bennett

Ronda Comer

Krisha Cook

Brian Hill

Gary Jones

Kristen Kirkpatrick

Rick Lange

Lance Lively

Dalton Moore

Ronald Nash

Gary Newman

Jose Pena

Clayton Pulley

Mitch Wehmeyer

Dana Woods



Susan Thompson, Chair

Matt Ronshausen, Vice Chair

Eddie Ledesma, PP Liaison

KaLyn Laney, VP Liaison

Sandra Barbari

Allison Cambell

Vicki Crouch

Diana Everman

Courtney Howell

The Souvenir Committee sells Rodeo Austin official merchandise at all Rodeo Austin events.

Nancy Johnson

Melanie Joseph

Teresa Ketner

Edward Ledesma

Christine Loudermilk

Stacey McGee

Victoria Miller

Patricia Molina

Sarah Novo


Stacy Looney, Chair

Tricia Sullivan, Vice Chair

Eddie Ledesma, PP Liaison

Keith Berdoll, VP Liaison

John Barrows

David Benson

Jerry Burgener

Tawanna Carver

Margi Clark

Samantha Ramirez

Chris Rath

Joy Roman

Alisha Ronshausen

Eddy Ronshausen

Nancy Ronshausen

Robin Ross

Debbie Saenz Sheila Slagel

Kathryn Smathers-Hayden

Rachel Vasquez

Yvonne Villanueva

Ashley Walter

Joseph Walter

Shannon White

The purpose of the Xtreme Seats Committee is to ensure Rodeo Austin’s ProRodeo & Concert Xtreme Seat ticket buyers have an enjoyable and safe experience during the ProRodeo & Concert performance. Committee members serve as hosts to some of our ProRodeo & Concert premium ticket buyers, requiring a friendly and professional approach.

Steven Hartmann

Emily House

Jen Johnston

Michael Johnston

David Kilventon

Sara Kilventon

Carl Martin

Mitchell McDermott

Jamie McWright

Vikki Mock

Steven Moreland

Valerie Moreland

John Nolker

Terri Nolker

Joanne Picukaric

Anne Prather

Vicki Renfro

Jennifer Rowsey

Loretta Smith

Randall Surrey

Hilary Taylor

Russell Thurmon

Amy Wentworth

Jamie Wise

Dana Woods

Robin ZumBerge



Jardin Loeffler, Chair

Benny Boyd, Vice Chair

Russell Waters, Vice Chair

Gene Patalik, Vice Chair

Bill Rhyan, Vice Chair

Logan Carroll, Vice Chair

Drew DeBerry, Vice Chair

Courtney Oldham, Vice Chair

Dawn Liesmann, Vice Chair

Joel Anderson, Vice Chair

Brian Lehne, PP Liaison

Dauphen Jackson, VP Liaison

The Youth Auction Committee supports Texas youth projects and the Rodeo Austin Scholarship Fund by fundraising, organizing and administering Youth Auction events.

Lindsay Bauerle

Ashley Bradley

Amber Callahan

Hanna Carroll

Lisa D’Amato

Jennifer Donaldson

James Dunklin

Jamie Evans

Jed Evans

Alyson Falk

Sandie Faske

Sandi Ferrer

Melissa Forbes

Megan Gann

Jessica Hobbs

Tom Jennings

Robin Johnston

Kristen Kirkpatrick

Brian Lehne

Jeri Leseman

Dawn Liesmann

Samantha Mariotti

Andrea McFarland

Temetria McVea

Sarah Novo

Cynthia Pierson-Pulley

Annette Podrebarac

Kristie Rickard

Eddy Ronshausen

Nancy Ronshausen

Sheila Slagel

Jake Straub

Tricia Sullivan

Steve Summers

Alison Talarcek

Craig Teykl

Terry Turner

Mitch Wehmeyer

Noelle Wehmeyer-Jones

Cassandra Wiggins

Amanda Worrell

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