Meet your 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo contestants

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Meet your 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo contestants

Meet your 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo contestants

Meet your 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo contestants

Whether they are full-time cowboys and cowgirls or weekend warriors, it takes a lot of time, energy, and effort to qualify for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo.

These contestants spend the entire year traveling the lonesome highways of the United States and Mexico, away from family and friends, to make it from one rodeo to the next. They have to pay fees to enter each rodeo, show up on time (assuming they can make it from whatever destination they were previously competing at), give each competition their best effort, and win so many local rodeos to qualify for their regional circuit final rodeo. Depending on what state they call home, or what circuit they are are representing, they can compete in one of the 12 circuit finals rodeos across the country and in Mexico. Once they make it to the regional level, the top two winning contestants in each of the seven traditional rodeo events will get the opportunity to pack their bags, travel to Kissimmee, and go head-to-head for $1 million in cash prizes.

This year, contestants who win big in Kissimmee can count their earnings towards qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas! That alone is a huge bonus to these contestants who work so hard.

We’d like to congratulate and welcome all the contestants that will be traveling to Kissimmee April 6th-9th to compete. Here come the champions…

Rodeo abbreviations for events:  

BB=bareback riding, SB=saddle bronc riding, SW=steer wrestling, TR=team roping, TD=tie-down roping, WB=women’s barrel racing, BR=bull riding

NameHometownEvent(s)
Adcock, ClarkSmithville, TNTR
Allen, LoganCrescent, FLSB
Alley, JohnAdams, TNTR
Anderson, CalebMocksville, NCTR
Arballo, FernandoChihuahua, CHSW
Arnold, EvanSanta Margarita, CATR
Athan, TeddyLivermore, CABB
Aus, TannerGranite Falls, MNBB
Banuelos, CatanChihuahua, CHTD
Baur, AshleyVirnamwood, WIWB
Beck, J.W.Moville, IATR
Bennett, CalebTremonton, UTBB
Berends, Levi MichaelMaynard, MNBR
Bird, DustinCut Bank, MTTR
Bloom, WyattBend, ORBB
Bounds, TravisClifton, COTR
Bowen, DustinWaller, TXBR
Breding, ParkerEdgar, MTBR
Breuer, TyMandan, NDBB
Brooks, ChaseDeer Lodge, MTSB
Brown, JakeCleveland, TXBB
Brown, KevinKeedysville, MDTR
Brown, LukeStephenville, TXTR
Burk, BlairDurant, OKTD
Bustamante, TigreCuauhtemoc, CHBR
Byrd, ChristopherCompton, CABR
Cabral, CodyHilo, HISW
Cardoza, RussellTerrebonne, LATR
Carlisle, RandallAthens, TXTD
Carter, AndyEllsinore, PABB
Cervi, SherryMarana, AZWB
Chesnut, WendyPoultney, VTWB
Clarys, AndyRiverton, WYSB
Corrigan, JordanToddville, IASB
Crawley, JacobsBoerne, TXSB
Crawley, SterlingStephenville, TXSB
Creasy, LukeLovington, NMBB
Dagenhart, JacobStatesville, NCTR
Danley, LonTularosa, NMBR
Davis, JessyPower, MTBB
Davison, JessLaramie, WYBR
Davison, JoshMiles City, MTSB
Daye, TustinLupton, AZBR
DeMoss, Heith AllanHeflin, LASB
DeWitt, CooperRio Rico, AZSB
Duvall, RileyChecotah, OKSW
Eaves, PaulLonedell, MOTR
Eldridge, Dakota WElko, NVSW
Ellerman, BritFt. Lupton, COTR
Ellsworth, OlinWarrensburg, MOSW
Erickson, TyHelena, MTSW
Estrada, JonathanGuadalupe, NLBB
Etbauer, ShadeGoodwell, OKSB
Filippini, MaxBattle Mountain, NVSB
Fillmore, JoshPenrose, COTR
Floyd, ChasonBuffalo, SDSW
Flynn, Ari-AnnaCharleston, ARWB
Frost, JoshRandlett, OKBR
Gadbois, KrisEscondido, CAWB
Garcia, FranciscoSaltillo, MXBR
Garibay, AldoLaredo, TXTR
Garibay, SergioCaborca, MXTR
Garner, JoshLive Oak, CASW
Garton, CurtisKaitaia, NZSB
Gee, LukeStanford, MTBR
Gilbert, GarySt. Cloud, FLSW
Gonzalez, AbelardoChihuahua, MXSB
Gonzalez, HectorCampo, CABB
Graham, CodyEverton, MOTR
Griemsman, JanaPiedmont, SDWB
Grimes, KathyMedical Lake, WAWB
Gutzwiler, NickEdwall, WABB
Guy, NickSparta, WISW
Hall, SethAlbuquerque, NMTD
Hamilton, JakeCasper, WYTD
Hannum, OlinMalad, IDSW
Hansen, NikkiDickinson, NDWB
Hawkins II, BuddyColumbus, OHTR
Hawley Jr., EdwardSurprise, AZTR
Hayes-Banks, LindseyOpelika, ALWB
Herrera, LuisaChihuahua, MXWB
Hobson, T.J.Henryville, INTD
Hofer, LoganMagrath, ABTD
Hostetler, RayPiffard, NYSB
Howard, Chance ECedarville, OHSW
Ingo, BriceBoone, COTD
Jarboe, RoscoeNew Plymouth,BR
Johnson, MikeNew Castle, DESB
Jones, BlaineTempleton, CASW
Kastner, TrevorSulphur, OKBR
Kaye, DelvecchioRound Rock, AZBB
Kelly, DuganPaso Robles, CATR
Kempker, Jared MarkEugene, MOTD
Ketscher, JordanSquaw Valley, CATD
Kiesner, RoperRipley, OKSB
Landingham, R.C.Hat Creek, CABB
Lasley, LaneMarshall, ARBR
Laughlin, BraxtonWestlake, LATD
Lawlyes, BobPerrysville, INSW
Learmont, TannerCleburne, TXBR
Leinaweaver, JohnOrrtanna, PABR SW
Lockhart, LisaOelrichs, SDWB
Lord, J.B.Sturgis, SDTR
Lord, LeviSturgis, SDTR
Lovell, ColbyMadisonville, TXTR
Mackenzie, RyanJordan Valley, UTSB
Maier, ArdieTimber Lake, SDBR
Malone, J.C.Plain City, UTTD
Manke, TyHermosa, CASB
Martin, CooperAlma, MITD
McIntyre, DeanCloncurry, ASSW
Messier, CameronOdessa, TXSB
Miller, Colton JLance Creek, WYSB
Miller, EmilyWeatherford, OKWB
Miller, JustinBillings, MTBB
Miller, NellieCottonwood, CAWB
Mills, J.R.DeWitt, IABB
Minor, BradyEllensburg, WATR
Minor, RileyEllensburg, WATR
Moore, AmberleighKeizer, ORWB
Moore, JordanMauston, WIWB
Morgan, DarrenFort Ann, NYTR
Morton, FrankWright, OKBB
Myers, J.R.Felton, PATD
Nastri, CarmineBallston, VATD
Nelson, TylerVictor, IDBB
Novich, NewtTwin Bridges, MTSW
Nowlin, TracyNowata, OKWB
O’Connell, TimZwingle, IABB
O’Quinn, SabraOcala, FLWB
Ochoa, CarlosSanta Teresa, NMSW
Olson, JordanSurprise, AZTR
Olson, LoganFlandreau, SDTR
Olson, TazPrairie City, SDSW
Padilla, DamianRio Rico, AZSW
Parsons, JosephMarana, AZTD
Peek, JoshPueblo, COTD SW
Perry, NateElk City, OKBR
Petska, CoryMarana, AZTR
Phipps, TannerDalton, GABB
Pozzi Tonozzi, BrittanyVictoria, TXWB
Proctor, ColemanPryor, OKTR
Pulham, OlinPayson, UTTR
Quaney, CodyCheney, KSTD
Quinn, ShawnSchuylerville, NYTR
Real, JoaquinSanta Paula, CASB
Reed, RyanFarmington, CATR
Reeves, MattCross Plains, TXSW
Reiste, TrevorLinden, IABR
Riddle, caineVernon, TXBB
Riggs Jr., MichaelClaxton, GABR
Robinson, ColeMoorcroft, WYTD
Roche, BaylorTremonton, UTSW
Rogers, ErichRound Rock, TXTR
Romo, TyWhiteriver, AZTR
Rose, AdamWillard, MOTR
Rutherford, ChadLake Charles, LABB
Saebens, Billie JackNowata, OKTR
Savage, ClaytonYoder, KSBR
Schlegel, JoelBurns, COBB
Schmidt, ChuckKeldron, SDSB
Schulze, KimLarkspur, COWB
Schuster, TianyKrum, TXWB
Sechrist, BrysonApache, AZTD
Sellers, ScottWarwick, MDBR
Shaffer, JustinHallsville, TXSW
Shiozawa, MattChubbuck, IDTD
Smidt, CalebBellville, TXTD
Smith, BlakeZap, NDBB
Smith, ChuckTownsend, DETR
Smith, GarrettRexburg, IDBR
Smith, HayesCentral Point, ORTR
Smith, RyleOakdale, MNTD
Smith, Tyrell JSand Coulee, MTSB
Spears, Jordan WaceyRedding, CABR
Sporer, SidCody, WYTR
Stipes, JesseSalina, OKTR
Stoltzfus, KarlyMcClure, PAWB
Stroup, JasonCape Girardeau, MITR
Struxness, J.D.Appleton, MOSW
Telford, JessieCaldwell, IDWB
Terrill, JaguarBlackfoot, IDTR
Tew, CodyBelgrade, MTTR
Thiel, TylerBelle Fourche, SDTD
Thorp, WesleyThrockmorton, TXTR
Thybo, TateBelle Fourche, SDBR
Todd, LoriWillcox, AZWB
Tryan, ChaseHelena, MTTR
Tutor, BillHuntsville, ALBB
Ugalde, VictorOrovada, NVTR
Valenzula , MikeChihuahua, MXTD
Van Tassell, CalliDraper, UTWB
Vezain, JRCowley, KABB
Ward, ThadHowell, MITR
Warner, JasonRigby, IDTR
Watts, T.J.Eads, COTR
Williams, AaronPismo Beach, CABR
Wright, CarmelRoy, MTWB
Wright, JesseMilford, UTSB
Wright, RyderMilford, UTSB
Yates, MartyStephenville, TXTD
Yeverino, NasCoahuila, MXWB
Zwiefel, JustinBurt, IASW

Whether you follow some of these contestants’ journeys throughout the year, or you just want to witness some amazing rodeo, we hope you’re planning to attend the 30th anniversary of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, April 6th-9th!

We wish all the contestants the best of luck in Kissimmee!