Rodeo Austin 2018 Annual Report

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OVERVIEW About Rodeo Austin 6 Total Giving 7 Financial Overview 10 Sponsorships 12 Marketing 13

EVENTS Annual Events & Attendance 14 Fairgrounds 16 ProRodeo & Concert Tickets 18 ProRodeo 20 Live Music 22 100X Dance Hall 25 Bullet Proof Blowout 25 Youth Auction 26 Competitive Events 28 Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament 30 Bulltober Fest 31 BBQ Auction & Concert 34 Rodeo Austin Gala & Youth Art Show 35 Cowboy Breakfast 36 BBQ Austin 37

VOLUNTEERS Volunteer Awards Committee Member Listings

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Photography by Mark Matson, Kirt Steinke, Show Photo by Katina, Jay Brittain



It has been my honor to serve as President of Rodeo Austin this past year. 20172018 was a turning point for the organization, beginning with a new format for the Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament, followed by a new addition to the Rodeo Austin Gala with our Youth Art Show, and a number of new and exciting activations for the Fair and Rodeo. As you will see in this report, it has been an incredible year. Over 250,000 people came through the gates this year and as I walked the grounds daily, you could see the excitement in volunteers and guests and you knew something special was happening. The staff and volunteers dared to try something different, and it paid off BIG TIME. It takes guts to roll the dice and try new things, and we all proved that we can make a difference in our community and become relevant once again. Rodeo Austin is not just a Fair and Rodeo, it’s more than 20 committees working throughout the year to achieve our mission of Promoting Youth Education – Preserving Western Heritage. We began the year with a new and revised Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament and challenged the shooting teams to go a step further to not only compete on the course but to compete for the title of the top fundraiser. It was a very successful event and one I hope to see grow in the coming years.


The BBQ Auction & Concert was also huge success. Neal McCoy headlined the show and guests were treated to great music, great food, and a very successful live and silent auction. The growth potential in this event is enormous and is gaining ground quickly. For the first time, the Youth Art Show was held in conjunction with the Rodeo Austin Gala and it was an amazing success. The Rodeo Austin Gala continues to be a big fundraiser for Rodeo Austin. This year, we went from 23 pieces of art in the Youth Auction to 60 pieces of art, which means 60 Texas children received money for their hard work and artistic efforts. BBQ Austin weekend kicked off with an extremely successful Cowboy Breakfast. Every media outlet in Austin picked up the event and got Central Texas fired up for Rodeo Austin. We got halfway through BBQ Austin with great weather and then it got a little soggy. It did not dampen spirits as teams from across Texas competed for bragging rights, prize money, and those coveted trophies. The Fair and Rodeo took place March 10-24, 2018, and was bigger and better than ever. We added new things for attendees to see and do, like the bubble tower, butterfly encounter, and a newly expanded Beer & Wine garden, that by all accounts was a roaring success. Two weeks of great weather coupled with record sales in Rodeo & Concert tickets will make 2018 one of the best yet. The Youth Auction was held on March 23rd at a new venue, the ACL Live at Moody Theater in downtown Austin. The new location allowed auction buyers to occupy the lower floor, while exhibitors and their families had an excellent view from the mezzanine seats. There they witnessed a record-setting year where $1.58 million was awarded to Texas youth. All of these records are meant to be broken and I hope we can do that again next year. Because of all these events, Rodeo Austin will award more than $2.2 million to the youth of Texas in 2018. No one person can make Rodeo Austin succeed, the credit goes back to our volunteers, staff, corporate sponsors, guests and donors who all give their Time, Talent, and Treasure to make Rodeo Austin one of the largest non-profit charities in Austin, Texas. It has been my honor to serve with you for the past 12 months, and I’m looking forward to many bright years ahead as we do all that we can to take care of our most precious resource, the children of Texas.

L A N C E L I V E LY 2017-2018 Rodeo Austin President






Rodeo Austin, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, contributes more than $2.2 million annually to the youth of Texas with the help of 1,100 volunteers, donors and sponsors. Through its acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair, Rodeo and other fundraisers, Rodeo Austin continues to advance its mission, Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage. While delivering superior entertainment and boasting an economic impact that exceeds $77 million annually, Rodeo Austin is an established community tradition founded in 1938. Staying true to the official sport of Texas, Austin is home to one of America’s top 5 ProRodeos. The Rodeo Austin Annual Report documents volunteers, events, financial data and other relevant information with the goal of providing valuable insight into Rodeo Austin’s operations and presenting data on the supporters of the organization’s mission.

2017 Scholarship Recipients


Promoting Youth Education -


$2,227,406 $534,049




- Preserving Western Heritage


Before this scholarship, I was worried about how I'd be able to finance my education. Receiving this scholarship gave me more confidence in my future. After graduation, I hope to attend medical school and become a rural physician to help medically disadvantaged communities. – Sierra Rhodes, Texas Tech University






2,372 students from 1981-2017 have benefited from Rodeo Austin Scholarships. Above, the 2017 Scholarship recipients proudly show off their alma maters.

ENDOWMENTS $250,000+

Austin Endowment Society


Rodeo Austin Board of Directors Endowment Wayne & Jo Ann Moore Foundation Endowment Christine & Roger J. Engemoen Endowment


Niley J. & Stephen W. Smith Endowment Walker Rolf Texas Scholarship Endowment 1986B Travis County Endowment Robert Sneed Endowment

*Designates new endowment in 2018


Bonnie Whiteis Endowment* Brian & Shelley Hill Endowment Tommy Dodd Memorial Endowment James & Clara Jo Huckaby Endowment Kerry & Cassandra Wiggins Family Endowment* Joe & Kim Straub Family Endowment* 1985 Travis County Endowment La Pasadita Endowment Million Dollar Club Endowment Classic – Brent Thurman Endowment Earl Callahan Endowment Ted & Harriet Nagel Endowment

UNDER $25,000

1986A Travis County Endowment ATCLS Endowment Hank & Cathy Rothell Endowment SAJE Endowment Ruth P. Elliott FFA Endowment David Kitchens Endowment Jack Carmody Endowment Margaret A. Cathey Endowment Oakes M. Plumber 4-H Endowment Cynthia Eledge Endowment Charlotte Dalton Memorial Endowment Brandon Hicks Endowment Classic – Rob Norton Endowment McCoy Corp Endowment Oakes M. Plumber FFA Endowment Paleface Ranch Endowment Robert Hicks Jr. Endowment Ruth P. Elliott 4-H Endowment Past Presidents’ Endowment 9




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




SPONSORSHIPS Rodeo Austin extends tremendous gratitude to the more than 50 organizations who support the mission, Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage.


MARKETING TRADITIONAL Television, Radio, Outdoor & Print

Rodeo Austin continued to spread the word of “Where Weird Meets Western” to the Austin market through the traditional advertising outlets of television, radio, billboards and print. In 2018, Rodeo Austin’s media buy included more than 1,000 television spots, 2,400 radio spots, 37 billboards and a handful of newsprint ads. In addition to these traditional advertising efforts, Rodeo Austin continued to increase the digital platform of advertising by serving more than 11 million digital impressions through digital ads across the internet. These ads directly generated $289,525 in tickets sales. New in 2018, Rodeo Austin was featured on the back of ten Capital Metro buses throughout Austin in the month of March for extra exposure to Austinites and visitors to the city. As in years past, Rodeo Austin displayed banners on Congress Avenue, expanding exposure to City Hall, Convention Center and the Congress Avenue Bridge. BILINGUAL OUTREACH Dia Del Vaquero


69,880 11,727 6,835

Rodeo Austin increased exposure to the Hispanic market through an increased radio and television advertising buy. Thirty percent of Rodeo Austin’s television campaign was run on Spanish language stations, and nearly 15% of the radio advertising buy was spent on Spanish language stations. One of the driving forces behind Spanish language advertising was the reintroduction of Dia del Vaquero – Hispanic Heritage Day on the Fairgrounds. This day featured all Spanish language bands on the Outdoor Stage and Duelo as the artist on the main stage following the ProRodeo. STREAMING Staying Connected

RATV, Rodeo Austin’s YouTube channel, streamed daily ProRodeo performances, Competitive Events and promotional videos. Rodeo Austin streamed a total of 777,451 minutes of video content during the Fair and Rodeo. Live-streaming brought in a total of 51,534 views from 130 different countries. The Playoffs and Final ProRodeo performances were also aired on Longhorn Network.


2018 FAIR & RODEO STATS Cars Parked


Admission Prices

$8 Adults $5 Child & Seniors



Rodeo Austin's focus to continually add engaging content on the Fairgrounds for families and people of all ages held strong this year. Fairgoers experienced 15 days of sunny weather, leading to 250,000 people coming through the Rodeo Austin gates; a 4% increase over 2017. The north side of the Fairgrounds took on a fresh layout separating the popular Kidstown activities into stand alone displays. The Beer & Wine Garden doubled in size and the H-E-B Taste of Texas Tent expanded to showcase more local vendors. At Taste of Texas, fairgoers were able 14

to sample Texas made products through a partnership with Texas Department of Agriculture and H-E-B’s Quest for Texas Best Program. The Fairgrounds showcased Rodeo Austin's tag-line, "Where Weird Meets Western," through traditional acts like pig races, petting zoo and trick roping, while reaching new audiences through a tiny homes display, an art exhibit by Hope Campaign and butterfly and parakeet encounters.


Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament


BBQ Austin


Bulltober Fest


Rodeo Austin


BBQ Auction & Concert


Bullet Proof Blowout


Rodeo Austin Gala & Youth Art Show


Volunteer Appreciation Party


Cowboy Breakfast


Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Attendees strolling the Fairgrounds daily enjoyed cold drinks, classic fair food, local Austin food truck specials, live music, photo ops and shopping from the 68 commercial vendors. This year proved to be a successful year for Rodeo Austin's concessionaire partner GMC Catering. They worked to expand their service at the 100X Dance Hall and the Beer & Wine Garden.

all seniors, military and first responders each day. During March 12 - 15, fairgoers enjoyed the Spring Break Carnival Special on unlimited carnival wristbands, and they also enjoyed half-priced Rodeo & Concert tickets March 19 - 21. The most popular promotion continued to be $2 Tuesday which included $2 Fairgrounds gate admission, $2 carnival rides and $2 games.

Rodeo Austin introduced several new promotions for the 2018 season. Fairgrounds admission was discounted for 15



NEW ATTRACTIONS IN 2018 The north side of the Fairgrounds received a fresh update with new family friendly attractions and shows. Among the new attractions were the butterfly and parakeet encounters, bubble tower and the trick riding show by the Dynamite Dames.

Rodeo Austin also introduced Magic Money to the Fairgrounds. Magic Money launched as the new way to enjoy carnival rides, games and more! Magic Money allowed guests to conveniently reuse and reload an RFID wristband without the burdening weight of tokens.

CARNIVAL • • • • •


Austin's Largest Carnival 58 Carnival Rides 29 Carnival Games Highest Carnival Gross - RECORD Proud partner with Crabtree Amusements, the largest Texas family-owned and operated carnival


EXPANDED BEER & WINE GARDEN The Beer & Wine Garden featured products from Revolver, Coors, Blue Moon and Crispin. The Wine Garden exclusively offered products from William Chris Vineyards from Hye, Texas. William Chris wine is made from 100% Texas-grown grapes. The ambiance created by beer and wine, local food trucks and live music made many feel right at home.

RODEO EATS Rodeo Austin featured a wide variety of food choices. A total of 33 vendors provided fairgoers with classic fair favorites and new surprises from local Austin food trucks.


Ticket Sales


In 2018, Rodeo Austin launched a new partnership with Ticketfly and ticket sales skyrocketed. A new record of $2.87 million in Rodeo & Concert tickets were sold. $352,000 of these tickets were sold through this new partnership.


rodeo & concert attendance


rodeo & concert ticket sales

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ticket sales generated online

RODEO & CONCERT TICKET SALES $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 2008
















The Rodeo Austin Ride for the Brand Cowboy Tournament, a bracket-style competition, returned for the fourth year and awarded over $500,000 in prize money. The Qualifying Round took place March 10-21, 2018, and spotlighted eight contestants each night in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding events. $230,400 was split between these 12 performances. The top 16 athletes overall advanced to the Playoff Round.




Caleb Bennett

Steer Wrestling

Cole Edge / Josh Garner

Team Roping

Marcus Theriot / Cody Doescher

Saddle Bronc

Clay Elliott

Tie Down

Tyson Durfey

Barrel Racing

Lisa Lockhart

Bull Riding

Sage Kimzey


The Playoff Round took place March 22-23, 2018. Each night, eight athletes competed per event for a total of $140,000. The Final Round on March 24, 2018, hosted the top eight 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 Champion.


1-9 Entries

The final three performances were recorded and broadcast on Longhorn Network.


10-24 Entries 25-49 Entries 50+ Entries




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Staying true to Austin’s Live Music Capital of the World mantra, Rodeo Austin featured nearly 100 live concerts in the month of March. Hosted on the Outdoor Stage, 100X Dance Hall, Main Stage, BBQ Austin, Cowboy Breakfast and Bullet Proof Blowout, the concerts featured bands ranging from traditional country to hip-hop to R&B.




This year, the KASE / KVET Outdoor Stage, featured 48 bands over the course of the 15-day Fair and Rodeo. Set in the front of the Beer & Wine Garden, the 65 live sets provided a little something for every music lover.

100X DANCE HALL The 100X Dance Hall provided a live music entertainment opportunity for volunteers, patrons and ProRodeo athletes during the Fair and Rodeo. The dance hall featured two bands, Monte Good and the Honky Tonk Heroes and One Ton Country, which kept 8,130 attendees dancing for 15 nights.

BULLET PROOF BLOWOUT The Bullet Proof Blowout Party closed out the Fair and Rodeo with food, drinks, live music and a live auction. New to Bullet Proof this year, the event boasted a new event logo and featured a washer tournament on Saturday afternoon. This exclusive two-day event is a great way to show groups of friends and clients a good time. Food was cooked by award-winning pit master Tinney Barbecue, with music opener Jamie Weston each night. Friday night featured music by Cameran Nelson and JB & the Moonshine Band, and Saturday night featured live music by Cody Canada and The Departed. The event raised $82,813 towards Rodeo Austin’s mission.



YOUTH AUCTION The Youth Auction made the move to a new home in the heart of downtown Austin, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, on March 23, 2018. Following a record year in 2017, the Committee continued to raise the bar in 2018, setting a new record of $1,580,650. The Committee is comprised of philanthropic community leaders who meet year-round to facilitate donations for the event. They focus on seeking out new buyers and businesses to support the students, while maintaining long-term relationships with buyers who have supported the event for many years. A record 416 junior livestock exhibitors received the opportunity to sell in this year’s event. The new venue was received extremely well by the exhibitors and their families, who enjoyed the opportunity to have space and a seat at the state of the art venue.



THANK YOU TO THE 2018 AUCTION BUYERS Lone Star Cattlemen • McCarty Corporation •

Dorsey • Pigs 4 Kids • Capital Concrete Pumping •

Cattle Co., LTD.• Morris Livestock • Red Diamond

Benny Boyd Auto Group • Goathounds Buyers

Aaron Thomison Masonry • La Copa Ventures, Inc.

• Stonewall Equine Rehab • Tim Timmerman •

Group • Tommy Dodd Memorial Buyers Group

• Reinforcing Steel Supply • Audrey Darden • Andy

Ironwood Enterprises • Mo & Millie Hamann •

• Goaters Buyers Group • Pit Stop BBQ • Horns

Priest • Texas Royalty • Buena Vista Foundation

Alpha Painting • Beatty Bangle Strama PC • G

Up • President’s Club Buyers Group • Lehne

• C Jason Spence • Lammes Candies • GMC

Creek, Inc. • J & R MFG • Ogden Rentals, LP •

Construction, Inc. • High Tech Buyers Group •

Catering • WC Land and Cattle • Lone Star Paving

Voelker Construction • GC Steel & Accessories •

Dauphen Jackson Cattle Co. • H-E-B • Austin

• The Mill Bar & Grill • Diron Blackburn • Hamilton

Perry’s Garbage Service • Navcon-Ross • Vanguard

Underground, Inc. • Brisket Brothers Buyers Group

Commission Co. • Hutto Feed and Landscape

Fire Systems • State Farm Insurance • Manny &

• Horizon Bank • Pappa Cluck and the Cluckers •

• Lance & Cheryl Lively • Rhyan Technology

Cheri Trinidad • Ameriprise Financial • Arrowhead

Fuquay, Inc. • Sun Coast Resources • Morris Glass

Services • First State Bank Central Texas • Beutler

Bank • Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que - Llano

• Capitol Cleaners • Event Staff Buyers Group •

& Son Rodeo Co. • Lone Star Ag Credit • Ranger

• J Pete Laney • John Thrower • Sisak Farms, Inc.

Pork Belly Buyers Group • Joe Straub & Family •

Excavating • R Bank • Tommy Carlson • Ben

• John Alford • Hondo Custom Homes • First

Outsiders • Capitol Chevrolet • BBQ Boys Buyers

Modisett • Carlson, Brigance, and Doering •

National Bank • Brown Distributing • Lockhart

Group • Big State Electric • All In • Heifer Trap

Aquaholics Watercraft Rental • Westlake Medical

Metal Services • Cary & Robbin Matney • Tonkaway

• PlainsCapital Bank • Chelf Electrical Services •

Buyers Group • 100X Buyers Group • Tex-Con

Ranch • Gilbert & Susan Turrieta • Keep It Weird •

Hellas Construction, Inc. • Angels Above Buyers

Oil • David & Sascha Kardosz • Suzanne Lange •

Curtis Calhoun • Calvin’s Electric • Ingram Ready

Group • Chasco • Capital Farm Credit - San

Kerry & Cassandra Wiggins • Matt Berry, Sr. and

Mix • AYS Engineering • Callahan’s General Store

Antonio • BBQ Buyers Group • J Ballard Holdings,

Matt Berry, Jr. • Lauren Concrete • Melvin Sobotik

• Capitol Land & Livestock • Llano National Bank

LLC • Holt Cat of Texas • Lockhart Excavation • On

• G & C Excavators • Tatsch’s Cafe • Cooper’s Old

• Magnolias of Salado • Michelle Sanders • Blanco

the Air Buyers Group • Casa Mechanical • Capitol

Time Pit Bar-B-Que • Pruitt Cattle • Graham Land

County Buyers Group • Jeff & Tina Ripley • H &

Wright Distributing • Williamson County Buyers

& Cattle • Mark and Anne Herod • Jay & Lynn

E Equipment Services • Northside Animal Clinic

Group • Arnold Oil • Ramming Land • Gillespie

Evans • Statewide Materials Transport • Chisholm

• B-Square Electric • Daniel & Angie Lange •

County Wild Game Dinner • Texas Quality Service •

Trail Vet Clinic • Loftin Trucking & Materials •

Priscilla Kearns • Shay Brinkley • Bat City Awards •

Allied Fire Protection • Bill Tamm • Aaron Concrete

USI Southwest • Suregrow Ag Products • Fred

Woodmen of the World

• Down in the Dirt Buyers Group • Susan & Mickey

Weber • Byrd Oilfield Services, LLC • Crossroads






record year for competitive events





Competitive Events attracts youth and adults from across Texas to participate in a diverse set of educational and character building competitions. In total, there were 8,481 entries for the Junior Livestock Show, Open Livestock Show, Horse Show, Ultimate Scramble Championship, Mutton Bustin’ and Youth Art Show.


This year was a record year for Competitive Events. The Junior Market Steer Show, Junior Market Barrow Show, Junior Market Broiler Show and Junior Breeding Heifer Show all boasted record entries. Additionally, a record number of steers and barrows arrived. Competitive Events attributes the success of the 2018 show in part to a growing Youth Auction. The Competitive Events Department and Committee is committed to offering top-notch shows in a relaxed, welcoming environment, unique to Rodeo Austin. The 4-H Instructional Horse Show, a clinic for 4-H members, was offered for the first time in 2018. Forty exhibitors traveled to Austin to receive critique and feedback in a group setting from the state equine extension specialists from Texas A&M University.

The Ultimate Scramble Championship (USC) was held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, with 160 participants. A unique, one of a kind scramble, participants advanced in a tournament-style competition in the Wild West tent, all vying for a spot in the Finals in the Rodeo Arena. A total of $101,000 was awarded to USC participants. As a requirement of the program, participants will write monthly letters to their contributors to update them on the progress of their project. They will return to the 2019 Junior Livestock Show to exhibit their project. Without the generous donation from their contributors, many students would not get the opportunity to show.



SHOOT OUT SPORTING CLAY TOURNAMENT The Rodeo Austin Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament was held October 2-3, 2017, and adopted a new fundraising format. This new format encouraged each participant to solicit donations and pledges based on an individual or team basis. The event consisted of 20 teams. Each team participant had the chance to hit 50 clay targets over a five station course. The event culminated during a rainy downpour, but the competition was still fierce. After the flights, participants attended the awards ceremony where drinks and dinner were served and prizes were given away. This event generated a total net income of $57,806. 30

BULLTOBER FEST A brand-new event for Rodeo Austin, Bulltober Fest took place on October 28, 2017, on the Rodeo Austin grounds. This was the first time that Rodeo Austin utilized its 40 acres for a paid, public event. An outdoor arena was built for up to 3,000 attendees. The event boasted “No Bull, Free Parking,� and tickets ranging from $10 for general admission to $100 for VIP. Bulltober Fest featured Bullfighters Only (BFO), a freestyle bullfighting platform, in a festival format. Guests enjoyed beer from Coors and local breweries Revolver, Live Oak and Thirsty Planet, food truck eats, patio games and live music. The Dirty River Boys and Troy Cartwright followed the event with two outstanding performances. The bullfighters ran, jumped and spun to dodge the dangerous horns of the Spanish fighting bulls, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.



90 cents of every dollar goes toward the rodeo Austin mission



BBQ AUCTION & CONCERT BBQ Auction & Concert was held on November 18, 2017, in downtown Austin at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The evening kicked off with happy hour and a silent auction followed by a BBQ dinner. The live auction included weekend hunts, golf packages, jewelry, and much more. Paddles Up raised $40,000 for the Rodeo Austin Scholarship Fund. Neal McCoy closed out the evening with an engaging performance. Overall, BBQ Auction & Concert entertained 720 guests who together raised $151,895 for Rodeo Austin.



1,615 369 $291,338 Held at the Palmer Events Center on February 3, 2018, more than 1,600 guests enjoyed performances from Ray Wiley Hubbard and Unleashed Live featuring Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison. The event featured a live and silent auction, which included luxury items and art. This year the Youth Art Show integrated with the Gala and was showcased to a new audience. A total of 369 high school artists entered the contest. Most pieces were western or Texas themed. All pieces were displayed at the Palmer Events Center the morning of the Gala, with each student aiming for the title of Grand Champion. Students, parents and art aficionados gathered to view the art and wait for the judges’ selection. Students had the opportunity to receive critique from three Austin-area professional artists who judged the competition. The top 15 pieces in each category were sold at the Gala that evening. The top two pieces were auctioned off in a live auction, while 3rd-15th received bids in a silent auction. A total of $62,810 was raised for the young artists. Overall, the Rodeo Austin Gala generated $291,338 toward Rodeo Austin’s mission.



COWBOY BREAKFAST More than 5,000 Austinites attended the annual Cowboy Breakfast on March 2, 2018. The event kicked off BBQ Austin and was free to the public. As the sun rose, guests enjoyed an assortment of food items including biscuits, sausage wraps, brisket tacos, pancakes, Catfish toes, mini biscuits and donuts served from a rotating, larger-than-life 10-gallon hat! Western entertainment included live music, a trick roper, a wood carver, two-stepping lessons and a branding station. 36

BBQ AUSTIN BBQ, Beer, and Bands! BBQ Austin was held March 2-3, 2018, with over 21,000 people coming through the gate. The event featured a BBQ cook-off competition, live music and carnival fun. Rodeo Austin partnered with Texas Pork Producers Association to offer free samples for all attendees. Friday night was highlighted with a firework display lighting up the night sky. Teams competed for the top prize in different categories including hospitality, brisket, ribs, beans, bloody marys and chicken. BBQ Austin raised $428,593.



Double Barrel Cookers

Grand Champion

Coco Moo #4

Reserve Grand Champion

Total Teams





Don Mabry accepts the Top Hand Award from members of the Team Rodeo Austin Staff.

TOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS & NOMINEES FOR COMMITTEEMAN OF THE YEAR TOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF THE YEAR Amanda Bryand, 100X Dance Hall Taylor McBride, Ambassadors Amanda Worrell, Backstage Diana Everman, BBQ Auction & Concert Ryan Klebba, BBQ Austin Shelton Leleux, Bullet Proof

Tim Smith, Calf Scramble Melissa Bond, Competitive Events Ellen Haley, Cowboy Breakfast Ruth Bullock, Event Staff Noelle Schrader, Gala Steve Salyers, Hospitality Kelsey Leseman, Mutton Bustin'

Ronald White, Operations Danny Masters, Rodeo Tommy Ward, Shoot Out Joy Roman, Souvenir Erica Millard, Xtreme Seats Noelle Jones, Youth Auction Jordan Smith, Junior Leaders

MOST DEDICATED COMMITTEE CHAIR NOMINEES Joel Anderson, FLORA (Future Leaders of Rodeo Austin) Brad Boyett, BBQ Auction & Concert Bob Carroll, Competitive Events Ernie Dominguez, Junior Leaders Melinda Fiebig, Cowboy Breakfast George Fritz, Hospitality Haskell Griffin, Past Presidents Dauphen Jackson, Scholarship & Endowment 38

Rick Lange, Finance Ashley Ledesma, Calf Scramble Jeri Leseman, Mutton Bustin' Lance Lively, Hall of Fame Shayne Lockhart, BBQ Austin Stacy Looney, Xtreme Seats Don Mabry, 100X Dance Hall Jason Magdalena, Bullet Proof Monica Masters, Gala Ricky Masters, Rodeo

Kristin Miner, Souvenir Temetria McVea, Backstage Marie Richter, Ambassadors Caleb Stafford, Shoot Out Craig Teykl, Youth Auction Terry Turner, Event Staff Steven Voelker, Operations



MOST DEDICATED COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR NOMINEES Joel Anderson, Youth Auction John Barrows, Backstage Bobbie Bishop, Competitive Events Benny Boyd, Youth Auction Amelie Cabaza, Youth Auction Erica Cook, Backstage Laura Culin, BBQ Auction & Concert Stephen Cummings, 100X Dance Hall Drew DeBerry, Youth Auction Jeff Denton, Operations Jeff Dodd, Competitive Events Hilary Dominguez, Gala Charles DiTullio, Ambassadors Carla Ford, Bullet Proof Kara Garrett, Event Staff Tyler Graham, Rodeo Ben Haley, Cowboy Breakfast Charlie Hamilton, Shoot Out Wanda Hawkins, BBQ Auction & Concert Novella Heffington, Event Staff

Paul Hermesmeyer, BBQ Auction & Concert Shawn Hohnstreiter, Operations Leonard Jones, Event Staff Ashley Karpinski, Xtreme Seats Leslie Knudsen, FLORA (Future Leaders of Rodeo Austin) Cullen Loeffler, Youth Auction Jardin Loeffler, Gala Greg Maphet, Operations Danny McDaniel, Hospitality Chris Mellenbruch, Competitive Events Dale Mitschke, Rodeo Tia Miller, Event Staff Steve Mills, Operations Oscar Montoya, BBQ Austin Jason Nehring, Bullet Proof Gene Patalik, Youth Auction Nola Plumb, BBQ Austin Rick Plumb, BBQ Austin Shirley Pruitt, Calf Scramble




Judge Edwards, GMC Catering

Trey Powers, Youth Auction Travis Randig, Rodeo Bill Rhyan, Youth Auction Matthew Ronshausen, Souvenir Jeff Rutkowski, Cowboy Breakfast Greg Schultz, Competitive Events Brian Schultz, Bullet Proof Marcel Sendejo, Ambassadors Kristen Stanley, Cowboy Breakfast Jake Straub, Calf Scramble Tricia Sullivan, Junior Leaders Kevin Todd, Operations Ashley Ulbricht, Bullet Proof Ashley Ulbricht, Shoot Out Charlie Ulbricht, Shoot Out Russell Waters, Youth Auction Fred Weber, Past Presidents


Past Presidents Tribute, March 18, 2018




Travis Asklund Keith Berdoll Dauphen Jackson Steve Jennings David Kardosz KaLyn Laney Rick Lange Eddie Ledesma Brian Lehne Lance Lively Joe Straub Shaun Tuggle Gilbert Turrieta Fred Weber Kerry Wiggins

Rob Golding, CEO Katy Blankinship, Senior Manager Jennie Glenn, Senior Manager Katie Richmond, Senior Manager Sara McAuley, Controller Vanessa Richmond, HR Manager Alyssa Dotson, Executive Assistant/Operations Administration Richard Kurtze, Operations Coordinator Julie Beck, Ticket Coordinator Hollye Fain, Exhibits Coordinator Ashley Olson, Youth Events & Auctions Coordinator Presley Holloway, Sponsorship Coordinator Lindsay Leyden, Marketing Coordinator Alyssa Adams, Graphics Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Joel Anderson Travis Asklund Kurt Bender Keith Berdoll Matt Berry, Jr. Benny Boyd, Jr. Aaron Cabaza Curtis Calhoun Verlin Callahan Calley Callahan Asklund Tommy Carlson Bob Carroll Laurie Chandler Drew DeBerry Jeff Denton Jeff Dodd Ernie Dominguez Mike Eledge

Jerry Epps Jay Evans Hap Feuerbacher Bobby Finley George Fritz Tyler Graham Charles Graham, DVM. Haskell Griffin Greg Hamilton Brian Hill Shawn Hohnstreiter Dauphen Jackson Steve Jennings Mary Lou Jones David Kardosz Bill Knolle KaLyn Laney Rick Lange

Eddie Ledesma Ashley Ledesma Brian Lehne Paul Linehan Lance Lively Shayne Lockhart Jardin Loeffler Stacy Looney Jason Magdalena Greg Maphet Monica Masters Tia Miller Steve Mills Frosty Moore Paige Morgan Ted Nagel Jason Nassour Gary Newman Courtney Oldham Chris Padgett Gene Patalik Trey Powers Latius Prikryl Stan Ray Bill Rhyan Marie Richter

Steve Skinner Melvin Sobotik Caleb Stafford Joe Straub Hil Stroup Jim Sylvester Bryan Teich Craig Teykl Manny Trinidad Shaun Tuggle Terry Turner Gilbert Turrieta Alex Valdes Amy Villarreal Stan Voelker Steven Voelker Russell Waters Fred Weber Kerry Wiggins Corey Wilson Brian Yarbrough



2018 Hall of Fame Induction honoring Shaun Tuggle, April 30, 2018


2012 Inductees

2013 Inductees

2015 Inductees

Jimmy Callahan

Mike Eledge

Hadley Barrett

Verlin Callahan

Terrell Hamann

Stan Voelker

Jay Evans

L.J. Luedecke 2016 Inductee

Bill Knolle Leaders who have demonstrated a long-term dedication to advancing the mission of Rodeo Austin: Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage.

Mike Levi

2014 Inductees

Ted Nagel

Curtis Calhoun

Robert Sneed

Dr. Charles W. Graham

2018 Inductee

Haskell Griffin

Shaun Tuggle

Tommy Carlson

Hil Stroup


2012 Inductees

2014 Inductee

2018 Inductees

Marvin Hamann

Bill Benton

Jim Achilles

Billy Fred Platt


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

Jim Taylor

2013 Inductee

2015 Inductees

Richard Hill

Bob Avant Don Holcomb

LIFE MEMBERS Hebert Adams Gary Adams Bill Aleshire Violet Alexander Joe Alexander Aaron Anderson Kendall Antonelli Luis Argueta George Arnold Rick Assunto Doyne Bailey John Baker II Gary Baker Jerry Ballard Gonzalo Barrientos Logan Bartz Keith Berdoll Matt Berry, Jr. Samuel T. Biscoe Brad Blaine Joe Blissit Harvey Bloom Dana Boehm Melissa Bond Wolf Bouldin Leonard Bouldin Brad Boyett Betty Braley Michael Braley Bill Brandes Robert Brandes Danette Bray John Braziel Katie Brice Greg Browning Douglas Burns Willie Mae Burns William Bush Ron Chandler Dwain Coffey J.V. Cohorn Jack Cook Donald Cooper Jeanette Courtright Stephen Cummings Dr. Exalton Delco Mrs. Exalton Delco Larry Deuser Brant Dickerson Jeff Dodd

Helen Dodson Marcus Dodson Lloyd Doggett Ernie Dominguez Charles Ducote Roger Durden Barbara Earle Allison Engel Tonya Eppright Wanda Ethridge Kenneth Fairly Janice Forney David Forwood Michelle Fox James Francis Debbie Frazier Lee Garner James Garrison Craig Gatewood Gerri Gayner Kristen Goodson David Gray Cassie Graydon James Grimm Dale Grimmett Donna Hale Jan Harrell Laura Hayes Kenneth Hees Kermit Hees Lydia Hees Janet Hees Novella Heffington Daniel Hernandez Scott Heselmeyer Karen Hickam Gerald Hill Donald Hipple Courtney Hoffman Bob Honts R.W. Hooper Charles Horn Megan Maund Houser Sterling Howry Amy Hudson Carol Huntsberger Bill Hyman Billy Inman Frederick Jackson Doug Jackson

Julie Jalufka Amy Jarmon Kenny Jastrow John Jenkins Bill Jerman Leonard Jones Mary Lou Jones Sascha Kardosz Stanley Keeling David Kendall Charlie King John Kinzell Mark Knolle Lee Ann Knox Sharen Kohutek Tom Kouri Edward Krenek Elizabeth Kupferer Sandy Kurtzman Bucky Lamb Ernest Lawrence Larry Lay Sara Lisch Kim Lockhart Shayne Lockhart Jardin Loeffler Susan Longley Don Mabry Delbert McKenzie Temetria McVea John Meadows Lester Meier Clarence Melber Betty Melber David Mellenbruch John Merritt Richard Meyer Dr. Barbara Mink Michael Monaghan James Morgan Lloyd Morrison Charles Mott Laurie Moyer Jean Mueller Bill Murphy William Murphy James Nagy Tom Nall Gilbert Nauert Harvey Nauert LaQuita Nauert Steve Newberry Sarah Noteboom Dick Obenhaus Robert Ochoa Steve Orsborn Gene Patalik

Matthew Payne Gary Pena Bert Pence Rick Perry Alan Peters Tim Petty Ann Pierce Richard Plumb Bill Pohl Dick Polk Tommy Powers Brenda Preston Mark Prinz James Prinz William Pruitt Tray Rankin Penny Reeves Jim Reeves Jerry Reeves-Goff Richard Reynolds Harry Rivera Ann Rogers Jennifer Rogers Shelby Rogers Coni Ross Kelly Ryan Jake Rymer George Sanders N. Wesley Sanders Charlie Schnabel LeAnne Schram Mark Schram Gloria Sharp Carolyn Shumaker Harold Simpson Chris Slahetka Joe Solansky Jack Stockton Earlene Sullivan Marty Tanner Sandy Taylor Jim Taylor Ravel Todd Kevin Todd Lee Turner Dr. Charles Urdy Mrs. Charles Urdy Melanie Uribe Don Ward Watt Wardlaw Russell Waters Cindy West Jeremiah Williams Ron Young 43


CORPORATE FOUNDERS 46 Cattle, LLC Air Wise, Inc. All State Plumbing Alta Builders, Inc. American Constructors, Inc. Austin Engineering Company Austin Region Sovereign Bank Austin Underground, Inc. BMC Select Baker Drywall Austin, LTD Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bar Ten Creek Ranch Berry - Gammon Partnership Border States Electric Box & Associates Bradley Bryan & Associates Brown Distributing Company Callahan’s General Store Calvin’s Electric, LLC Capital Land & Livestock Company Capital Wright Distributing Capitol Aggregrates, Inc. 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 DRW Electric, LLC Dewey Electric, Inc. Dickey & Son Concrete, Inc. Don Wilson Jewelers Dr. O.B. Jackson, Jr. M.D. 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 44

Fox Service Company GGI Technologies Georgetown Innerloop Self Storage Gracy Title Company Granite Antler Ranch Graves, Doughtery, Hearon & Moody Greater Austin Development Greenwood Harkins, Inc. 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. Hunter Industries, LTD Ironwood Enterprises Jackson Livestock & Ranches Jacobs Engineering Jay Evans Company, LTD Jeffery L. Nash Family, LP Jerry Deese and Company Jimmy Evans Company K L Specialties K.R.M. Concrete KVET/KASE KVUE Television, Inc. Kendrick Land Investment Key Sprinkler Company Knolle Management, LC Lago Builders, Inc. Lanford Equipment Company, Inc. Lariat B Ranch, LTD Lauren Concrete, LP Leif Johnson Ford II, LTD Lewis Sign Liftetime Aquatics Locke Lord, LLP M Rathmann, LLC MK Development 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, LLP

Pacesetter Personnel Pepsi Beverages Company Powell Ebert Smolik PC Prater Automotive Company, Inc. RGC Advanced Glass, Inc. Ramming Paving Company, LTD Ranger Excavating Reinhardt’s, Inc. Republic National Distributing Company Riata Enterprises Riveille Peak Ranch River City Drywall, LP River City Hose & Supply, Inc. Roger Beasley Mazda, Inc. Rosendin Electric Salem’s Auto Center Schmidt Electric Company, Inc. Schmidt Ranch Schneider Ranch Skinner Transportation, Inc. Smith Excavating & Paving, Inc. Solis Security, Inc. Southside Wrecker Spencer Construction Sterling Custom Homes, Inc. Stock Building Supply Stroup Corporation, LLC Sundance Metal Fabricators Technology Pointe Teeple Partners, Inc. Tex-Con Oil Company Texas Corrugators Texas Enterprise, Inc. Texas Surety The Burt Group The Grass Patch, Inc. The Luedecke Group Realtors The McCarty Corporation The Sleep Shop The Wheeler Companies The Whitley Company Thyssen Krupp Elevator Tiemann Land & Cattle Development, Inc. Tim’s Acres, LTD Twin Oaks Game Ranch, LLC Voelker Welding & Construction, Inc. Waterloo Development, Inc. Wells Fargo Advisors Westlake Orthopedics Westmoreland Plumbing Company YB Ranch

HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tom Noonan, President/Chief Executive Officer, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau Jason Fearneyhough, Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, Texas Department of Agriculture Margaret Koch, Interim Museum Director, Bullock Texas State History Museum Sara Hensley, Director, Austin Parks and Recreation Stacie McCollum, Director, Programming and Acquisitions, Longhorn Network Reese Ryan, CEO, Round Rock Express Baseball Mark Madrid, President & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Bama Brown, KVET Shannon Bangle, Attorney, Beatty Bangle Strama P.C. Michael Rollins, President, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Kevin Fowler, Triple 8 Management Patrick Stover, Vice Chancellor for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University Bob Cole, KOKE FM Laura Estes, Director of Sales & Marketing, H-E-B Dan Gattis, Williamson County Commissioners Court Eric Maund, Manager, Charles Maund Volkswagen Peter Holt, Chief Executive Officer, Holt Cat Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor, State of Texas Sid Miller, Commissioner of Agriculture, Texas Department of Agriculture Walt Roberts, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Department of Agriculture Sherry Cook, Executive Director, TABC Dwayne Bohac, State Representative - District 138, Texas House of Representatives Donna Howard, State Representative - District 48, Texas House of Representatives Celia Israel, State Representative - District 50, Texas House of Representatives Eddie Rodriguez, State Representative - District 51, Texas House of Representatives Paul Workman, State Representative - District 47, Texas House of Representatives Steve Adler, Mayor, Austin City Council Alison Alter, Council Member, Austin City Council District Ten Gregorio Casar, Council Member, Austin City Council District Four Jimmy Flannigan, Council Member, Austin City Council District Six Delia Garza, Council Member, Austin City Council District Two Spencer Cronk, Interim Austin City Manager

Ora Houston, Council Member, Austin City Council District One Ann Kitchen, Council Member, Austin City Council District Five Brian Manley, Interim Chief of Police, Austin Police Department Leslie Pool, Council Member, Austin City Council District Seven Sabino Renteria, Council Member, Austin City Council District Three Mark Tester, Director, Austin Convention Center Kathie Tovo, Mayor Pro Tem, Austin City Council District Nine Ellen Troxclair, Council Member, Austin City Council District Eight Kirk Watson, Senator, Texas Senate Glenn Hegar, Comptroller, State of Texas Doug Maund, Owner/Chief Financial Officer, Maund Automotive Group Gerald Daugherty, Commissioner, Travis County Commissioners Court - Precinct Three Sarah Eckhardt, Judge, Travis County Commissioners Court Margaret Gomez, Commissioner, Travis County Commissioners Court - Precinct Four Brigid Shea, Commissioner, Travis County Commissioners Court - Precinct Two Mike McCarty, The McCarty Corporation Mike Perrin, Athletics Director, The University of Texas Athletics Chris Plonsky, Athletics Director, The University of Texas Athletics Nelson Puett, Rodeo Austin Endowment Donor Jeff Travillion, Commissioner, Travis County Commissioners Court - Precinct One Greg Fenves, President, The University of Texas Dell Booth, Vice President & General Manager, Capitol Wright Kristie Gonzales, President & General Manager, KVUE Peter Holt, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Spurs Sports & Entertainment Eric Lassberg, President, General Manager, KXAN George Martin, President, St. Edward's University Teddy McDaniel, President & CEO, Austin Area Urban League William McRaven, Chancellor, The University of Texas System Richard Rhodes, President/CEO, Austin Community College Karl Rove, University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee Lawrence Schovanec, President, Texas Tech University Mike Shea, Chief Logistical Officer & Partner, SXSW Bobby Steiner, Steiner Ranch Paul Stiff, Regional Alliances Manager, MillerCoors Denise Trauth, President, Texas State University Michael Young, President, Texas A&M University



INDIVIDUAL FOUNDERS Jim Achilles Jennifer Anderson Joel Anderson Tricia Argust Kenneth Arnold Jim Arnold Travis Asklund Bob Avant Robin Bailey John T. Baker Jeff Ballard Milton Bankston Sue Barker Ben Barnes Vicki Bayer John Beasley, Jr. David Benson Jane Ann Benton Bill Benton Dan Berdoll David Bethke Mike Black Diron Blackburn Ron Blackmore Joe Bland Kaye Blount Benjamin BoBo Brooke Samuel Boothe Mike Boston Kevin Boswell Korby Bourne Jim Boyce Rhonda Boyce Benny Boyd, Jr. Donna Brady Dane Braun Rick Brinnel, Sr. Schandra Brock Lisa Brown Gary Brown JP Bryant Steve Bryson Lee Buckley Aaron Buford Wes Burch Wayne Burklund 46

Kevin Burks Janis Burrow Aaron Cabaza Jimmy Callahan Mike Callahan Murray Callahan Verlin Callahan Leora Callahan-McCarthy Allison Cambell Tommy Carlson Suzanne Carper Bob Carroll Matt Carson H.C. Carter Margaret Cathey Traci Cavender Walter Chamberlain Laurie Chandler William Cloud Joe Colbert David Collier Jerry Conway Marty Cook Jessica Cooper Jorge Cortez Perry Coughlin Tommy Cowan Allison Craig Delton Cravey Keith Crawford Laura Culin Rob Cullen Barry Cunningham Gary Daniel Drew DeBerry Michael Deckers Todd deClairmont Jeff Denton Ken Dickensheets Laura Dodd Danny Doering Robert Dorsett Mickey Dorsey Benjamin Doyle Kenny Dryden Linda Lee Dubuisson

Patricia Eckert Monty Eckert Tom Eckols Helen Eichblatt Mike Eledge Robert Elizondo Chris Elliott Tom Ellis Craig Engelmann Michael Enoch Joe Bob Everett Les Findeisen Mary Lou Fitzpatrick Greg Forbes Bruce Franks Scott Freng Mike Furry Robert Garrett, III Joe George Bruce Germer Tim Gillespie Kathy Girling-Odom Charles W. Graham, DVM Tyler Graham Cindy Gray Karis Gray Galt Graydon Ross Green Dennis Green Cindy Greenwood H.A. Guerrero Matthew Gurley Shawn Hagler Terrell Hamann Mo Hamann Leslie Hamann Marvin Hamann Lorraine Hammett Richard Hampton Lisa Hansard Robert Harlan Preston Harvey Perry Heath Margaret Heaton Joe Heffington Steve Held Junior Henson Marilyn Hernandez-Honea Odeen Hibbs Scott Hickman B.W. Hickman Steve Hickman Sharon Hightower

David Hill Dianne Hill Kelly Hill Brian Hill Richard Hill Linda Hinkle Cody Hirt Colin Hodges Mike Hodgson Mark Hodgson Paul Holcomb Don Holcomb Michael Holloway Darla Jackson Terry Jackson Dauphen Jackson Robert Jackson Jimmy Jacobs Ron Jacoby Dennie Jagger JP Jansen Anita Janszen Charles Jehl Steve Jennings Virginia Jett Norman Johnson Randy Jones Noelle Jones Tristan Jones Cyleada Jones Wylie Jones Jordan Joe Joseph Steve Kallman Matthew Kaplan Casey Kelley Kristy Kercheville Matt Kirk Carol Kitchens Roy Kovar Kristy Krenek Sharon Kunz Royce Lacey Terri Lacy Greg Lander KaLyn Laney Rick Lange Randy Lawrence Dale Layne Eddie Ledesma Brian Lehne Erin Leon Mike Levi Paul Linehan

Leah Linney Lance Lively Lynn Lollar Todd Longwell Stacy Looney Tommy Love Michael Lucas Ronald Lucas Travis Lundgren Don Lundgren Gail Lupton Chris Luton Jaime Lynn Jason Magdalena Jack Martin Gavin Massingill Monica Masters Dick Matz Mark Maund Mike Mays Jeff McDaniel Wayne McDonald Ray McEachern Kent McEntire Jim McNabb George Meihaus, III James Merideth Bryan Millard Tia Miller Steve Mills Chris Mitchell Josh Mitchell LeighAnn Moehring Elaine Monaghan Jim Monaghan Rebecca Young Montgomery Victor Moreno Kerry Morris Bubba Morrison Mike Moyer George Murfee Ted Nagel Jerry Naiser Bill Napier Glenn Neans Gary Newman Al Niece Frank Niendorff Van Nimrick

Michael Nixon Conna Nye Robert Ochoa Linda Oertli Wayne Orender Carroll Overton Juanita Pearson Will Peckham Debra Pena-Conrad Paul Pennybacker Melinda Perez Peggy Peterson Mark Petrusek Brent Pfluger Leonard Philipp Deke Pierce Billy Platt Nola Plumb Jennifer Poehl Lori Polk Shawn Polk Stacie Pollard Steve Popkoff Ronald Potts Edward Priesmeyer Latius Prikryl Nelson Puett Rena Pylant Paul Quinn, Sr. Paul Quinn, Jr. Bill Radford Will Ramirez Jonea Raney Jim Ray Randy Rehmann Mike Reynolds Steven Rhodes Bill Rhyan E.B. “Sonny� Richards Wayne Riddell Steve Rivers Justin Roan Randal Robbins Rick Roberts Karen Robinson Melody Robinson James Robinson David Roche Gary Rodgers Roland Rodriguez

Larry Roepke John Rogers, Jr. Ronald Roithner Doug Rummel Nolan Ryan Larry Sandlin Clint Sayers Scott Schenk Richard Schmidt Buddy Schroeder Dennis Scott James Scott Brian Scott Danny Seay Dan Seeds Susan Sheehan Michael Shelton John Shelton Mike Shipper Jason Shoumaker Wade Shumaker Dannie Simons Tiffany Simpson Michael Sloan Mack Smith Harvey Smith Anna Sneed Elaine Sobotik Melvin Sobotik Leilani Solberg Jay Southworth Barbara Staley David Stevens D. Shane Stevens Brad Stewart Steve Stolle Craig Stoppenhagen Joe Straub Terry Struble Floyd Stull Steve Summers Rick Talley Bill Tamm John Taylor Bryan Teich Bill Thompson Tony Tijerina Michelle Tobias Jim Tracey Adrian Trevino

Steve Trevino Manny Trinidad Shaun Tuggle Kenneth Tumlinson B.L. Turlington Stacy Turlington-Dollar Sharon Turner Ricky Turner Jim Turner Terry Turner Gilbert Turrieta Ronnie Urbanczyk Alex Valdes Gary Valdez Melissa Valerio Rachel Vasquez Bert Vasut Clarence Vinklarek Edward Volek Wayne Voswinkel Marlene Wahl Kristie Waid Suann Waight Brenda Walker Justin Walker Larry Walker D. Sue Watson Steve Watson Mike Weaver Bill Webb Fred Weber Steve Whitaker Don White Dana White Stephanie Whitten Roselind Wieland Kerry Wiggins Cassandra Wiggins Laura Wilkes Duke Williams Michael Willingham Randy Willis Jaymes Willoughby Jerry Winetroub Whitney Withers Cliff Woerner Chris Woods Brian Yarbrough Angelo Zottarelli



Monte Goode & The Honky Tonk Heroes



The purpose of the 100X Dance Hall Committee is to provide a hospitality-driven country dance hall during the Fair and Rodeo that provides an entertainment opportunity for volunteers, the public and ProRodeo Athletes.


Don Mabry, Chair Stephen Cummings, Vice Chair KaLyn Laney, Vice President Liaison Gilbert Turrieta, Past President Liaison Donny Adkins Melissa Adkins Heather Allen Kalli Allen Peri Aubuchon Opie Blackburn, Jr. Mitchell Bayer Danielle Boyett Jennifer Brady Romy Brady Brian Brouillette Amanda Bryand William Butler David Byrd

Kacy Calfee Allison Cambell Dana Cannon Turner Craig Cargill Michelle Chiles Margi Clark Heather Conley Patrick Connally Crystal Cook Jennifer Cooper Cody Coughlin Pam Dahl Audrey Darden Michelle Desormeau Roberts Brant Dickerson Katie Dickinson Chelsea Foxworth Kirstin Gilstrap Barbara Goodson Donald Goodson, Jr. Bradley Greenlee

Steven Hartmann Jeffrey Jackson Ed Johns Cindy Jones Gwen Jones Noelle Jones Rebecea Jones Traci Kitchen Karen Koch Brain Lantz Lynnette Lev Scott Manning Jimmy Marciel Melanie McCoy Laura McKinney Dalton Moore Kirsten Notaro Victoria Olivarez Ric Olivarez Paul Pennybacker Vivki Renfro Ronald Roberts

Mark Roeder Pamala Rutkowski David Robertson Samantha Rostek Juan Sauceda Noelle Schrader Austin Schrader Nicole Sisca John Taylor Christy Taylor Ronnie Tidwell Angela Tidwell Kellie Trinidad Hope van Der Heijden Michael Wehmeyer Denise Wilkinson Roger Wines Jeri Wines Jamie Wood Amanda Worrell



The purpose of the Ambassadors Committee is to provide brand promotion at community events, Rodeo Rumble, School Tours, staff the Information Booth, host Public Tours during the Fair and Rodeo, and assist with the recruitment and retention of volunteers.

Marie Richter, Chair Charles DiTullio, Vice Chair Marcel Sendejo, Vice Chair Steve Jennings, Vice President Liaison Fred Weber, Past President Liaison Melissa Adkins Keith Alonzo Kristen Anderson Sandy Barbari Ashley Bergfield Nicole Bertram Linda Botelle Dewy Brooks Brooke Browning

Rodeo Rumble 2018

Christina Bryant Vicki Buckelew Christy Burch Dana Cannon Turner Rhedd Carle Crystal Cook Lisa D'Amato Marvin Davis Audrey Darden Jeff De Leon Scott DeVetter Julie Deinzer Laura Ditullio Cary Dupuy Kayoko Ellis Marco Escobedo Andrea Foster Beverly Fox Chelsea Foxworth

Donald Goodson Meloni Haggerton Donna Hammond Karen Hill Jason Hodde Mark Hodges Emily House Rick Hulsey Marilyn Jackson Allan Jones Gwen Jones Taylor Jordan Karol Kyno Aaron Lee Quintin Lee Stephanie Lemke Roberta Machuca Gwen Martin Julie Masek Loree Mathieson Catherine Maynard-Koran Tom McAnn Taylor McBride Melanie McCoy Ismael Mendez Jenny Meyer Ginny Miller Mark Mitchell

Abby Monk Brad Monk Jerry Naiser Norma Nunez-Leyva Kenya Oliver Robert Olivo Jodi Parra Kyle Radford Michael Raiford Jason Reineke Joy Roman Susan Ronshausen Katie Studdard Tim Smith Tina Steiner Jonathan Teague Angela Tidwell Sharon Trammell Cheri Trinidad Kellie Trinidad Kimberly VanLoo Roxy VanLoo Cheri Walls Zach Watts Denise Wilkinson Erin Woodard Lauren Yamada Syed Zaman


Volunteers The purpose of the Backstage Committee is to provide a safe, secure and relaxed environment for the main stage performer, as well as their crew, band and family.


BACKSTAGE Temetria McVea, Chair John Barrows, Vice Chair Erica Cook, Vice Chair Dauphen Jackson, Vice President Liaison Kerry Wiggins, Past President Liaison Sandy Barbari Terri Bowden Scotta Brooks Allison Cambell Rhedd Carle Mary Carrigee Margi Clark

Kaylee Cottee Cindy Guzman Jody Hamby Steven Hartmann Kelcy Horne Jason Johnson Jen Johnston Mike Johnston Mary Lou Jones Rebecca Jones Wende Juarez Kristen Kirkpatrick Traci Kitchen Alesha Marburger Laura McFadden Kasi Miller Melanie Mitchell




Brad Boyett, Chair Paul Hermesmeyer, Vice Chair Wanda Hawkins, Vice Chair Laura Culin, Vice Chair Keith Berdoll, Vice President Liaison Brian Lehne, Past President Liaison Michelle Allen Jean Babcock Shelly Baker Steve Baker

Benjamin Boyer Susan Boyett Robyn Calvery Luis Cuellar Jeff Denton Cindy Dixon Mickey Dorsey Susan Dorsey Diana Everman Alma Garza Lorna Green Meloni Haggerton Ashley Higginbottom Trudy Hill Carol Huntsberger Tim Johnson

Steve Moreland Valerie Moreland Gary Pena Vicki Renfro Shalene Richter Brandi Smith Loretta Smith Tina Steiner Randall Surrey Lynne Tames Susan Thompson Jimmie Verns Stephen Wentworth Jeri Wines Jamie Wood Amanda Worrell

The purpose of the BBQ Auction & Concert Committee is to host the annual BBQ Auction & Concert that takes place prior to the Fair and Rodeo.

Mallory Klebba Ryan Klebba Karol Kyno Leola Lamb Tom Langley Eddie Ledesma Brian Lehne Shayne Lockhart Valerie Mireles Kristin Miner Oscar Montoya Paulette Morris Katherine Opatrny Michael Opatrny Nola Plumb Rick Plumb

Christine Rookey Michele Ryon Mike Ryon Leanne Schram Eleaine Sobotik Melvin Sobotik Tina Steiner Randall Surrey Christy Taylor Sharon Trammell Cheri Walls Jeri Wines Alexander Zulewski


BBQ AUSTIN Shayne Lockhart, Chair Oscar Montoya, Vice Chair Nola Plumb, Vice Chair Rick Plumb, Vice Chair Keith Berdoll, Vice President Liaison Brian Lehne, Past President Liaison Donny Adkins Lauren Adkins Melissa Adkins Lisa Aguilar Heather Allen Michelle Allen Jean Babcock Steve Babcock Shelly Baker Steve Baker Tess Baker Tommy Barker Brittany Baugh Lori Baugh Mitchell Bayer Gregg Bickwermert Karen Boes Cheryl Bonorden Sharon Boone Benjamin Boyer Brad Boyett Susan Boyett Jennifer Brady Dewy Brooks Brooke Browning Andre Bryant Robyn Calvery

The purpose of the BBQ Austin Committee is to host BBQ Austin that takes place the weekend prior to start of the Fair and Rodeo.

Melissa Carlson Cheryl Carrabba Mary Carrigee Charlotte Coffman Krisha Cook Luis Cuellar Laura Culin Julie Deinzer Jeff Denton Cindy Dixon Mickey Dorsey Susan Dorsey Paul Eason Diana Everman Johana Fite Belinda Flores Crystal Flores Fernando Flores JR Jennifer Fox Chelsea Foxworth Londa Freeman Marty Galliart Alma Garza Judy Graven Lorna Green Meloni Haggerton Donna Hammond James Harris Steve Hays Wanda Hawkins Paul Hermesmeyer Austin Heuermann Josh Hill Trudy Hill Carol Huntsberger Shannon Jacque Tim Johnson Gwen Jones Mallory Klebba

Ryan Klebba Karol Kyno Lisa Larson Deanna Laplante Doug Laplante Leola Lamb Tom Langley Eddie Ledesma Denise Little Ron Little Kim Lockhart David Lord Gloria Lubenow John Lubenow Lyle Luedeker Katherine Lutter Scott Manning Gabriel Martinez Melinda Martinez Stephanie Martinez Catherin Maynard-Koran Danielle Millard Valerie Mireles Tracy Montoya Caryn Moore Julie Moore Paulette Morris Davy Munsterman Sue Nordhausen Hanna O’Brien Corey Oliver Kenya Oliver Katherine Opatrny Michael Opatrny Krista Palermo David Palmer Sherry Payne Margie Petru Island Phillips

Richard Plumb William Pruitt David Ramirez Samantha Ramirez Nina Raudy Mike Richardson Rick Roberts Mary Rogers Christine Rookey Michele Ryon Mike Ryon Eric Schoenduby LeAnne Schram Mark Schram Kimberly Simpson Brandi Smith Eleaine Sobotik Melvin Sobotik Leilani Solberg Christopher Tatsch Christy Taylor Russell Thurmon Mandy Torrez Sharon Trammell Katherine Tuggey Jimmie Verns Clarence Victorian Katie Victorian Jordan Walker Kreg White Ronald White Curtis Wilks Ward Wilsey Gaynell Wilson Gaynell Wilson Jeri Wines Cedric Wooley Brandon Zamarripa Alexander Zulewski




BULLET PROOF BLOWOUT Jason Magdalena, Chair Brian Schultz, Vice Chair Ashley Ulbricht, Vice Chair Jason Nehring, Vice Chair Carla Ford, Vice Chair Steve Jennings, Vice President Liaison Gilbert Turrieta, Past President Liaison Melissa Adkins Donny Adkins Heather Allen Tommy Barker

Mitchell Bayer Keith Berdoll Jeremy Biehle Karen Boes Danielle Boyett Tom Bradford Jennifer Brady Tina Cale Molly Casso Marci Clanin Eliette Cohen Heather Conley Luis Cuellar Julie Deinzer Ava Denton Michelle Desormeau Roberts Megan Domel




Ashley Ledesma, Chair Shirley Pruitt, Vice Chair Jake Straub, Vice Chair Joe Straub, Vice President Liaison Travis Asklund, Past President Liaison Donny Adkins Steve Babcock Nicole Bertram Alexander Blackburn Opie Blackburn JR Kacy Calfee

The purpose of the Bullet Proof Committee is to provide a contributor-driven private party on the last two nights of the Fair and Rodeo.

Lyndon Domel Makaylah Fuller Javier Garza Jerry Greer Susan Gregson Robin Gutierrez Dauphen Jackson Mike Jones David Kardosz Brian Lantz KaLyn Laney Rick Lange Shelton Leleux Lance Lively Laura McKinney Laurie Miller Charles Nehring Victoria Olivarez

Ric Olivarez Krista Palermo Melinda Perez Craig Peters Wesley Raney Michelle Roberts Pamala Rutkowski Brian Schultz Nicole Sisca Leilani Solberg Joe Straub Travis Thorne Gaynell Wilson Jamie Wood Brandon Zamarripa

The purpose of the Calf Scramble Committee is to raise funds to award 4-H/FFA students certificates to purchase a livestock project of their choosing and to show at the next year’s event. The committee administers the Ultimate Scramble Championship event at Rodeo Austin.

Robyn Calvery Rhonda Chapman Michelle Chiles Eliette Cohen Michelle Desormeau Roberts Mary DeWitt-Rodriguez Kayla Fink Stephen Foster Cindy Gray Steven Hartmann Margaret Hermesmeyer Paul Hermesmeyer James Hoskins Dauphen Jackson Diana Lopez

Lyle Luedeker Loree Mathieson Laura McCollum Steve McCollum Kelsey Mills JJ Murphy Codi Ochoa Terry Ochoa Cynthia Pierson Pulley Clayton Pulley Will Ramirez Nina Raudy Roland Rodriguez Samantha Rostek Susan Sheehan Emily Sinclair

Lynda Smith Tim Smith Jessica Straub Joe Straub Krystal Towery Steve Trevino Kellie Trinidad Zach Watts



The purpose of the Competitive Events Committee is to provide a safe level of competition during the Livestock and Horse shows throughout the 15 day Fair and Rodeo. The Committee prides itself on promoting agriculture with live demonstrations and displays while Preserving Western Heritage.

Bob Carroll, Chair Greg Schultz, Vice Chair Chris Mellenbruch, Vice Chair Bobbie Bishop, Vice Chair Jeff Dodd, Vice Chair Kalyn Laney, Vice President Liaison Travis Asklund, Past President Liaison Brenda Cox Alford Noell Alley Joel Anderson Kristin Anderson Opie Blackburn Jr Gary Baker Sheila Barela Linda Barr Ashley Bergfield Bob Bishop Brooke Bishop Harley Blackburn John Blackstock Karla Blackstock Melissa Bond Jennifer Bremer Andre Bryant Diana Burrow Kacy Calfee Verlin Callahan Robyn Calvery Jaye Chasteen Katy Chirco Nida Chompunich Stephanie Clutter Melody Collins Shelley Conran Stephen Conran Jerry Cooke

Jeremy Deutsch Ernie Dominguez Michele Dupy Justin Emerson Harold Eubanks Hadley Eubanks Jo Eubanks Sandie Faske Andy Feild Will Feild Lindsey Fetty Vickers Brooke Fincher Kayla Fink Greg Forbes Melissa Forbes Brenda Foss Yvonne Foster Shelley Franklin Velma Gonzales Audrey Graham Cindy Gray Charlotte Grona Jerry Grona Terry Grona Diane Hagan Kristen Hagan Meloni Haggerton Taelor Harris Steven Hartmann James Haugen Sarah Hendricks Margaret Hermesmeyer Paul Hermesmeyer Josh Hill Karen Hill Jason Hodde Vernon Hodde Mark Hodges Hillarie Holcomb Robert Horn Audre Ingersoll Billy Inman Tom Jennings

Shawn Johnson Jen Johnston Mike Johnston Pamela Kardosz Dusty Kiggins Ashley Killgore Eddie Ledesma Brian Lehne Claire Long Mary Luedeker Betty Marak Sharon Marcon Jan Mcdonald Karlee Mckean Kelsey Mills Michael Moreno Linda Mosher JJ Murphy Gary Newman Kirsten Notaro Leslie Osmera Laura Parunak William Peckham Jolee Pekarek Marie Pesch Margie Petru Island Phillips Jeffrey Pruitt Shirley Pruitt Jackie Ramirez Erin Randig Penny Reeves Joy Roman Lone Star Ag Credit Rosser Becky Silco Emily Sinclair Mary Tracy Smith Stuart Strnael Jim Sylvester Colby Talley Rickey Talley Christopher Tatsch Angela Tidwell Ronnie Tidwell Senaida Trevino Jesse Trocino Samantha TruchsessStathem Kevin Tucker Jessica Twohig Gina Valdez Ryan Vickers Doug Vrabel Susan Vrabel Donna Wallace

Fred Weber Ward Wilsey Corey Wilson Jamie Wood Erin Woodard Tammy Young Phyllis Youngdahl




COWBOY BREAKFAST Melinda Fiebig, Chair Kristin Stanley, Vice Chair Ben Haley, Vice Chair Jeff Rutkowski, Vice Chair KaLyn Laney, Vice President Liaison Eddie Ledesma, Past President Liaison Melissa Adkins Donny Adkins Kristin Anderson Linda Barr Nicole Bertram Vicki Buckelew Mary Carrigee

The purpose of the Cowboy Breakfast Committee is to plan, organize and coordinate Rodeo Austin’s Cowboy Breakfast.

Molly Casso Audrey Dardey Genie Effland Melinda Fiebig David Fiebig Andrew Fiebig Carla Ford Donald Goodson Kristen Goodson Ellen Haley James Harris Kelly Janysek Tom Jennings Shawn Johnson Jen Johnston Mike Johnston Gwen jones Mike Jones Sherry Krupinski




Ernie Dominguez, Chair Tricia Sullivan, Vice Chair Steve Jennings, Vice President Liaison Fred Weber, Past President Liaison Abbey Jennings Alex DiTuillio Alina Rangel Allie Hill Allison Netherton Alyssa Matthews Avery Schoss

Bella Snider Brenda Aguado Brinn Vinklarek Cade Oldham Cassidey Weems Claire Godwin Cody Chandler Denise Villalobos Derek Konz Dylon Allen Dyson Fogle Elizabeth Chavez Emily Baker Emma Rae Schilhab Erin Williams

Stacey Voelker Yaret Lopez Gabino Kayleigh Martin Catherine Maynard-Koran Scott Grant Kasi Miller Jose Pena Jeffrey Pulley Louise Reinhardt Ralph Reinhardt Eddy Ronshausen Sandra Voelker Rebekah Voelker Caitlyn Shumaker Scott Voelker Stan Voelker Steven Voelker Edwin Young Brandi Young

The purpose of the Junior Leader Program is to give youth an opportunity to serve the community and learn about Rodeo Austin's Operation.

Halie Heacock Hannah Gabaldon Hannah Griffin Hayden Holder James Hendricks Jax Tate Jessica Hebel Jessie Ledesma John Robledo Jordan Smith Kylie Duett Lacey Kaufman Logan Anderson Luke Haydon Madeline Holder

Madison Cotton Mason Kelley Matthew Rosilier Mikael Huerta Norris Thomas Ramiro Chavez Ricardo Chavez Ryleigh Murphy Samantha Ramirez Savannah Reames Sophie Fox Sydney Kurtz Trey Hulsey Troy Wilks Victoria Knebel



The purpose of the Rodeo Austin Gala Committee is to support the youth of Texas and the Scholarship Fund of Rodeo Austin by working year round to secure auction items and table sales for the annual Rodeo Austin Gala.

Monica Masters, Chair Jardin Loeffler, Vice Chair Hilary Dominguez, Vice Chair Steve Jennings, Vice President Liaison Gilbert Turrieta, Past President Liaison Michelle Allen Sandy Barbari Kathryn Brady Stephanie Clutter Meloni Haggerton Mary Jo Humphreys Kelly Janysek Susan Lambert Lindley Frances Ledenbach

Gregory Ledenbach Eddie Ledesma Mary Luedeker Samantha Mariotti Casey McKinney Linda Mosher Helen Pena Jose Pena Shirley Pruitt Noelle Schrader Tina Steiner Sharon Trammell Senaida Trevino Susan Turrieta Adam Walton Marie Warden Cassandra Wiggins Curtis Wilks Erin Woodard


HOSPITALITY George Fritz, Chair Danny McDaniel, Vice Chair KaLyn Laney, Vice President Liaison Kerry Wiggins, Past President Liaison Melissa Adkins Ashley Bergfield Angela Calvillo Rhedd Carle Mary Carrigee Charlotte Coffman Crystal Cook Daniel De Jesus

Mike Jones Wende Juarez Johnny Klemm Teresa Lozano Eddie Ledesma Marty Martinez Danny McDaniel Scott Grant Corey Oliver Steve Salyers Renae Salyers Sharon Trammell Jimmie Verns Claudia Yanez





The purpose of the Event Staff Committee is to provide guest hospitality, take tickets and help provide world-class experience for fans.


Terry Turner, Chair Tia Miller, Vice Chair Leonard Jones, Vice Chair Kara Garrett, Vice Chair Novella Heffington, Vice Chair Dauphen Jackson, Vice President Liaison Eddie Ledesma, Past President Liaison Grace Adams Julie Arldt Linda Aubin Brian Aubin Veronica Baragas Sandy Barbari James Bargsley Vickie Barton Breana Barton Kaylene Beck Sheri (Wise) Beggs Makenzee Belyeu David Benson Ponda Bethke Shirley Bibles Alexander Blackburn Thomas Bockholt Karen Boes Billie Bonugli Christy Bonugli Sharon Boone Bryon Borchers Dee Dee Bowles Andrew Brandt James Bray Aaron Bray Johnathan Brockway Julie Brockway Scotta Brooks Ruth Bullock Jim Bunt Brynna Bunte

Christy Burch Tina Cale Dana Cannon Turner Rhedd Carle Ignacio Carranza Mike Carter Davey Castro Artise Chambliss Jacob Chambliss Phillip Chappell Kimberly Chrudimsky Morgan Clay Cris Clay William Cleveland Andrea Cleveland Charles Cody Andrea Coles Jill Collins Priscilla Collister Shawn Colson Ronda Comer Heather Conley Krisha Cook Nealy Cook Sharon Cooper Jean Crawford Lisa D'Amato Pam Daniel Sandra Daughtery Brenda Davidson Marisa De Los Santos Michelle Desormeau Roberts Lolita Doll Megan Domel Lyndon Domel Bob Doss Roberto Dovalina Paula Duke Lindsey Evans Diana Everman Stacey Faulk Stacey Fenton Mark Fenton Ashleigh Fletcher Pamela Flynn

Peter Ford Shauntal Fort Michelle Fox Chelsea Foxworth Londa Freeman Makaylah Fuller Marty Galliart Michelle Garcia Brian Garvel Shirley Garvel Robert Gebhardt Lisa Gebhardt debbie gibson Laura Gibson Billy Giles Kelly Gillen Dorothy Gillette Stu Goldberg Dawn Goldberg Anthony Gomez Dianne Gomez Carlene Gonzalez Juan Gonzalez Susan Gregson Elaina Griffiths D'Wan Grimes Pam Grooms Michael Grooms Dianna Gunn Carol Gwynn Diane Hagan Kristen Hagan Skylar Hagan Kellie Hagan Meloni Haggerton Jody Hamby Mary- Gail Hamilton Derek Hanks Susan Hansen Karla Hardison Gena Hardison Joann Harkins Wesley Harkins John Harris Stacey Harris Kit Haverland Roger Haverland Anthony Hayes Hadley Hempel Rosalie Henry Tracy henson Oz Hernandez Misty Hernandez Linda Hickman

Jessie Hickman Jeanette Hickman Juliana Hickman Brenda Highsmith Cynthia Hill Cynthia Hilt Leonard Hilt Rodney Homer Diana Hood Trisha Howard Linda Howell Lori Hudson Rick Hulsey Audre Ingersoll Megan Jackson Shannon Jacque Jim Jeffrey Amy Jett Donna Johnson Linda Johnson Tyrone Johnson Rebecca Jones Cyleada Jones Linda Jones Scott Kaderka Mike Kelly Dennis Kemper Terry Kinniell Denise Kirkham Traci Kitchen Dawn Klabunde Norma Klein Harry Klein Christine Klein Norma Klein Deborah Klug Mark Knolle Tiffany Koenig Kathy Korte Leola Lamb Susan Lambert Lindley Kevin Lancaster Brad Lancaster Christi Lancaster Megan Landon Marie Landon Brian Lantz Kelly Larson Lisa Larson Frances Ledenbach Gregory Ledenbach Caren Lee Becky Linam Leah Linney

Achaia Long Diana Lopez Anita Lundell Katherine Lutter Jimmy Marciel Michael Marek Marco Mariotti Angela Mariotti Thomas Mason Sheryl Mason John Mason David Mason Loree Mathieson Cat Mattingly Stacy Mattke-Johns Della Maxson Vicenta Mayorga Annette McCoy Karlee McKean Carolyn McKee Tim McKellop Valeriane McNeill Connor McQuage Shelly McWilliams Davina Merkel Keith Merkel Deborah Milam Scott Grant Laurie Miller Ginny Miller Kasi Miller Nacole Miller Sean Moore Joan Moreland Margarita Moreno Tammy Mosley Steve Nair Katrina Nance Charles Nehring Jason Nehring

Kenneth Nichols Lisa Nohra Cecelia Noll Karen Nunez Edward Nunez Debbie Ochoa Victoria Olivarez Ric Olivarez Chelsea Oliver Suzy Oliver-Pearson Lynn Olson Steve Orsborn Addison Orsborn Weston Orsborn Krista Palermo Jodi Parra Wesley Pearson Helen Pena Paul Pennybacker Margie Petru Beverly Petrusek Mark Petrusek Robert Pitchford Gail Pitchford Tommy Powers Savannah Powers Liz Mundell Greg Pryer Linda Pryer Susan Pryer Savannah Pryer Robert Puente Junie Quilty Henderson Anna Lee Ramirez Samantha Ramirez David Ramirez Carlos ramireza Wesley Raney Bruce Raney Jonea Raney

Robert Raya Stefanie Raya Kimberly Reaves Lonnie Reed David Reineke Nancy Retzloff Susan Reychlik Norma Reyna John Reyna David Reyna Harry Rivera Rebecca Rivera Evelyn Robinson Stephen Rupert Heather Rupert Sammy Salazar Bruce Sandifer Ashley Scarborough Pam Scarborough David Scarborough LeAnne Schram Brenda Scott LeAnna Scott Cody Seaman Jennifer Seaman Ray Selvera Mack Sherrod Bradley Shirocky Geni Silvey Royana Sims Nicole Sisca Cheryl Smith Cassandra Smith Curtis Smith Donald Solberg Leilani Solberg Bertha Soriano Linzi Standiford Tina Steiner Brooke Stevenson

Steve Summers Psalms Sykes Beverly Tennell Melissa Thomas Ricky Tindell Michelle Tocydlowski Samantha TruchsessStathem Debbie Trumble Georganne Upchurch David Urban Alicia Vardo Jimmy Vasquez Diane Vasquez Jana Vaughn Irene Venegas Marj Waley Jordan Phillips Mitch Walker Donna Wallace Charles Warner Kimberly Webb Gayl Webb Walker Webb Makenzie Webb Carl Wentzel Cindy West Sue Wiehe Stephen Wiehe Denise Wilkinson Teresa Williford Gaynell Wilson Ashley Winslett Brian Winslett Darrell Winslett Laura Winslett Dawn Wuthrich





The purpose of the Xtreme Seats Committee is to host Xtreme Seat patrons in the Rodeo Arena and ensure they have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Stacy Looney, Chair Ashley Karpinski, Vice Chair Dauphen Jackson, Vice President Liaison Kerry Wiggins, Past President Liaison Laurie Chandler Terri Bowden Jerry Burgener Allison Cambell Kara Crawford Heather Cron Drew DeBerry Hilary Dominguez Jamie Evans Johanna Fite Mike Hearn Lucinda Hinton




Kristin Miner, Chair Matthew Ronshausen, Vice Chair Steve Jennings, Vice President Liaison Fred Weber, Past President Liaison Melissa Adkins Charlyn Bacon Lane Barker Andrew Brandt

Keith Karpinski Sara Kilventon David Kilventon Mitchell McDermott Jenny Meyer Erica P Millard Julie Nichols Nichole Patteson Nola Plumb Richard Plumb Vicki renfro Loretta Smith Tricia Sullivan Connie Teykl Susan Thompson Russell Thurmon Marcy Weldin Amy Wentworth Amanda Worrell

The purpose of the Souvenir Committee is to organize, promote and sell official Rodeo Austin souvenirs.

Megan Brandt Deanna Davis Brenda Eivens Liz Freeman Scott Grumbles Candice Grumbles Robin Gutierrez Mary- Gail Hamilton Karin Hayes Donna Hill Malee Hundsdorfer Allan Jones

Mary Lou Jones Rebecca Jones Kevin Lancaster Lindsey Lee Aaron Lee Rebecca Lopez Laura McFadden Britney Meurin Jenny Meyer Kailin Miner Jodi Parra Austin Pierce

Joy Roman Nancy Ronshausen Alisha Ronshausen Alyssa Swearingen Sharon Trammell Kaitlyn Vogel Cheri Walls Cindy West Dana Woods Phyllis Youngdahl



The purpose of the Mutton Bustin' Committee is to safely facilitate Mutton Bustin' in the Rodeo Arena and Wild West Tent.


Starla Lawhon Kelsey Leseman Kirsten Lollar Loree Mathieson Codi Ochoa Terry Ochoa Ali Rhyan Krystal Towery Cathie Tuggle Rachel Vasquez Callie Ward Tiffany Weber

The purpose of the Operations Committee is to support all committees of Rodeo Austin logistically and hands on through setup, execution of, and completion of each committee’s respective events. The committee will ensure the acts, exhibits and vendors are welcomed, their needs are met during set up, show time and teardown, while ensuring contracts are followed and in compliance.

OPERATIONS Steven Voelker, Chair Kevin Todd, Vice Chair Steve Mills, Vice Chair Greg Maphet, Vice Chair Jeff Denton, Vice Chair Shawn Hohnstreiter, Vice Chair David Kardosz, Vice President Liaison Shaun Tuggle, Past President Liaison

Jeri Leseman, Chair David Kardosz, Vice President Liaison Shaun Tuggle, Past President Liaison Ashley Bergfield Christy Burch Francesca Cimino Alyson Falk Kelsey Greiner Melissa Forbes Kelcy Horne Rebecca Horne

Melissa Adkins Linda Barr Ronald Bender Kelly Bender Opie Blackburn, Jr. Angela Calvillo Bob Carroll Margi Clark Douglas Dear Cynthia Dear Chewy DeClairmont Robert Everett Jasmin Fine Sean Ford Wayne Goodman Scott Grant

Steven Hartmann Austin Heuermann Brian Hill Jeremy Hohnstreiter Mike Jones Mark Knolle Suzanne Lange Randy Lawrence Debby Lawrence Scott Manning Andrea McFarland Kevin McPherson LaQuita Nauert Corey Oliver Michael Orman Jennifer Orman

Craig Peters Eric Pugh Crystal Pugh Charles Reynolds Rick Roberts Chris Slahetka Tina Steiner Christy Taylor Leticia Vazquez Roger Vazquez Ronald White Edwin Young Brandi Young



SCHOLARSHIP & ENDOWMENT The purpose of the Scholarship and Endowment Committee is to set policies for the Rodeo Austin Scholarship Program and to actively grow the Rodeo Austin Endowment.


Dauphen Jackson, Chair

Joel Anderson Hap Feuerbacher Haskell Griffin Brian Hill KaLyn Laney Rick Lange Eddie Ledesma Brian Lehne Lance Lively Stacy Looney Temetria McVea Latius Prikryl Stan Ray Fred Weber



The purpose of the Shoot Out Sporting Clay Tournament Committee is to host the annual Sporting Clay Tournament. The Shoot Out is designed to generate revenue to further the Mission of Rodeo Austin.


Caleb Stafford, Chair Ashley Ulbricht, Vice Chair Charlie Hamilton, Vice Chair Charlie Ulbricht, Vice Chair Joe Straub, Vice President Liaison Brian Lehne, Past President Liaison

Stephanie Clutter Diana Everman Meloni Haggerton Brian Hill Mary Jo Humphreys Jason Johnson Kristen Kirkpatrick Karol Kyno Lyle Luedeker Melanie Mitchell Dalton Moore Gary Newman

Jose Pena Eddy Ronshausen Sabrina Stafford Tommy Ward Marie Warden Michael Wehmeyer Ward Wilsey Corey Wilson



The purpose of the Rodeo Committee is to provide a fair and safe event for contestants and world class entertainment for fans.

Ricky Masters, Chair Travis Randig, Vice Chair Tyler Graham, Vice Chair Dale Mitschke, Vice Chair David Kardosz, Vice President Liaison Shaun Tuggle, Past President Liaison Charlie Adkisson Jason Andress Lloyd Bjorgo Brandon Crain Jed Evans Louie Garcia James Grimm John Jackson Dennis Kelley William Kelley John Kelley Jason Krenek

Frank Lawhon Tevin Lawhon Charles Leseman II Charles Leseman, Sr. Lynn Lollar Jon Lollar Daniel Madera Danny Masters Delbert McKenzie David Mellenbruch Dalton Moore Robert Ochoa Michael Orman Jeffrey Pruitt Walter Randig Richard Reinap Bill Rhyan Terri Rhyan Bill Tamm Leo Velarde Adam Walton Tommy Ward






Craig Teykl, Chair Benny Boyd, Vice Chair Russell Waters, Vice Chair Trey Powers, Vice Chair Gene Patalik, Vice Chair Bill Rhyan, Vice Chair Drew DeBerry, Vice Chair Amelie Cabaza, Vice Chair Cullen Loeffler, Vice Chair Joel Anderson, Vice Chair Joe Straub, Vice President Liaison Brian Lehne, Past President Liaison

The purpose of the Youth Auction Committee is to support the projects of the youth of Texas and the Rodeo Austin Scholarship Fund, through fundraising, organizing and administering the Youth Auction event.

Michelle Allen Matt Berry, Jr. Johnathan Brockway Julie Brockway Angela Calvillo Jaye Chasteen Krisha Cook Sandy Erwin Jed Evans Jamie Evans Alyson Falk Ricky Gonzales Meloni Haggerton Melissa Forbes Tom Jennings Noelle Jones Denise Kirkham Karol Kyno Doug LaPlante Deanna LaPlante Eddie Ledesma Dawn Liesmann Andrea McFarland Temetria McVea

Linda Mosher Chasity Norman Kenya Oliver Gene Patalik Jolee Pekarek Annette Podrebarac Jeffrey Pruitt Will Ramirez Evelyn Robinson Sheila Slagel Loretta Smith Ashley Teykl Connie Teykl Susan Thompson Ravel Todd Senaida Trevino Michael Wehmeyer Cassandra Wiggins Jennifer Wooderson

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