More Photos from Award and Recognition Ceremony – 2012 RAM PRCA / WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo

by California Finals Rodeo Staff

More Photos from Awards and Recognition Ceremony – 2012 RAM PRCA / WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo

In addition to our Year End Champions and Finals Rodeo Champions, several others were recognized at the 2012 RAM PRCA/WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo Awards Ceremony.

We would like to once again thank all of the contract personnel who were such an integral part of making the 2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo a success!  Time and Time again, the professionalism, experience, knowledge and passion for the sport of Professional Rodeo each and every one of you display is truly an invaluable part of every rodeo in which you participate – the Finals was no exception!

  • Sherry Rice-Gibson – Rodeo Secretary
  • Sharon DeLaGrange & Traci Mitchell – Rodeo Timers
  • Don Jesser & Kelly Kenney – Rodeo Announcers
  • Donny Castle & Tim O’Conner – Bull Fighters
  • Bobby Marriott & Matt Twitchell – Pick-Up Men
  • Slim Garner – Specialty Act/Barrel Man
  • Phil Broda & Gene Hyder – PRCA Photographers
  • Anita Jesser – Sound Engineer
  • John Wright – Chute Boss
  • Stock Contractors:  Jeff Davis (Four Star Rodeo Co), Tim Bridwell (Growney Brothers Rodeo Co), Dan Russell (Western Rodeos), and Don Kish (Kish’s Buckin’ Best).
Sherry Rice-Gibson 2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo Sherry was unable to attend the awards ceremony as she was busy "secretary-ing"! Thank you for a job well done Sherry! (Sherry Gibson & CCF President Johnny Zamrzla)

Sherry Rice-Gibson
2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo
Sherry was unable to attend the awards ceremony as she was busy “secretary-ing”! Thank you for a job well done Sherry! (Sherry Gibson & California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

We also wish to Congratulate Sherry as she will be fulfilling a dream in December!  She will be on hand at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as an Official Timer!  The entire PRCA / WPRA California Circuit congratulate you on a dream come true!

Sharon DeLaGrange - Rodeo Timer 2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Sharon DeLaGrange, CCF President Johnny Zamrzla, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ros

Sharon DeLaGrange – Rodeo Timer
2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Sharon DeLaGrange, California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross)

 

Traci Mitchell - Rodeo Timer 2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Traci was unable to attend the award ceremony, but she did let us take her photo! - Thank you ladies for all of your hard work!)

Traci Mitchell – Rodeo Timer
2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Traci was unable to attend the award ceremony, but she did let us take her photo! – Thank you ladies for all of your hard work!)

 

Don Jesser and Kelly Kenney - Rodeo Announcers 2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Kelly Kenney, Don Jesser, and Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross)

Kelly Kenney and Don Jesser – Rodeo Announcers
2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Kelly Kenney, Don Jesser, and Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross)

 

Tim O'Conner and Donny Castle - Bull Fighters 2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Tim O'Conner, Donny Castle, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, CCF President Johnny Zamrzla)

Tim O’Conner and Donny Castle – Bull Fighters
2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Tim O’Conner, Donny Castle, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

 

Bobby Marriott and Matt Twitchell - Pick-Up Men 2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Bobby Marriott, Matt Twitchell, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, CCF President Johnny Zamrzla)

Bobby Marriott and Matt Twitchell – Pick-Up Men
2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Bobby Marriott, Matt Twitchell, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

Bobby Marriott and Matt Twitchell will be heading to Las Vegas, Nevada in December as Pick Up Men for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!  Congratulations!!!

Slim Garner - Specialty Act - Barrel Man 2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Slim Garner, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, CCF President Johnny Zamrzla)

Slim Garner – Specialty Act – Barrel Man
2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Slim Garner, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross and California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

 

Phil Broda and Gene Hyder - PRCA Photographers 2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo

Phil Broda and Gene Hyder – PRCA Photographers
2012 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo

 

Anita Jesser - Sound Engineer 2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Anita Jesser, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, CCF President Johnny Zamrzla)

Anita Jesser – Sound Engineer
2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Anita Jesser, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

 

John Wright - Chute Boss 2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, John Wright, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, CCF President Johnny Zamrzla)

John Wright – Chute Boss
2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, John Wright, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

 

Stock Contractors 2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Pictured L to R - Front Row Jeff Davis and CCF President Johnny Zamrzla.  Standing Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Dan Russell, Tim Bridwell, and Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross)

Stock Contractors
2012 PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo
(Pictured L to R – Front Row Jeff Davis and California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla. Standing Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Dan Russell, Tim Bridwell, and Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross)

Additional Award Presentations and Recognitions:

WPRA California Circuit Director, Marguerite Happy, on behalf of the WPRA California Circuit, presented several “Special Recognition Awards”.

Special Recognition Awards Presented to:

  • Mr. Gene Hyder – Presented the 2012 WPRA California Circuit – Professional Photographer of the Year for his outstanding contribution to the Professional Sport of Rodeo.
Gene Hyder - 2012 WPRA California Circuit Photographer of the Year Recipient  (Pictured L to R - WPRA CA Circuit Director, Marguerite Happy, PRCA Photographer Gene Hyder, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Hether Ross, and PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo President Johnny Zamrzla

Gene Hyder – 2012 WPRA California Circuit Photographer of the Year Recipient
(Pictured L to R – WPRA CA Circuit Director, Marguerite Happy, PRCA Photographer Gene Hyder, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Hether Ross, and PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo President Johnny Zamrzla

  • Mr. Johnny Zamrzla, California Circuit Finals President and Showdown Rodeo Committee Chairman, recognized for all of his hard work and dedication to Professional Rodeo and more importantly, to “Saving the California Circuit”.
Gene Hyder - 2012 WPRA California Circuit Photographer of the Year Recipient  (Pictured L to R - WPRA CA Circuit Director, Marguerite Happy, PRCA Photographer Gene Hyder, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Hether Ross, and PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo President Johnny Zamrzla

Recognition Award – Johnny Zamrzla (Pictured L to R – WPRA CA Circuit Director, Marguerite Happy, California Circuit Finals Rodeo President and Showdown Rodeo Chairman,  Johnny Zamrzla, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross)

  • Sandy Travis, Showdown Rodeo Committee Member and Founder of Ride For The Pink, for her volunteer work, dedicating her time unselfishly for the benefit of others!
WPRA CA Circuit Director and Sandy Travis

WPRA CA Circuit Director Marguerite Happy and Showdown Rodeo Committee Member and Founder of Ride For The Pink Sandy Travis

Award Recipient CA Circuit Finals Rodeo Volunteer Shawna Nelson - (Pictured L to R - WPRA CA Circuit Director Marguerite Happy, Shawna Nelson, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross)

Shawna Nelson, Web and Facebook Volunteer for the California Circuits – (Pictured L to R – WPRA CA Circuit Director Marguerite Happy, Shawna Nelson, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, and California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

WPRA California Circuit Director Happy also made a special presentation to a very special lady – Dr. Sue Rogers was presented the prestigious “Pioneer Award”.  Sue “Paved the way for women behind her through determination and perseverance”.

2012 WPRA CA Circuit Pioneer Award Recipient Dr. Sue Rogers (WPRA CA Circuit Director Marguerite Happy, Dr. Sue Rogers, Larry Rogers, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

2012 WPRA CA Circuit Pioneer Award Recipient Dr. Sue Rogers (WPRA CA Circuit Director Marguerite Happy, Dr. Sue Rogers, Dr. Larry Rogers, Miss Rodeo California Mackenzie Cayford, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi Heather Ross, California Circuit Finals President Johnny Zamrzla)

WPRA California Circuit Director Marguerite Happy and Pioneer Award Recipient Dr. Sue Rogers

WPRA California Circuit Director Marguerite Happy and Pioneer Award Recipient Dr. Sue Rogers

WPRA California Circuit Director Happy also announced that Polly Ugland was the 2012 WPRA CA Circuit True Grit Award Recipient.  Because she was unable to attend the Finals, Polly was presented her award at the 2012 WPRA CA Circuit Divisional/Permit and Junior Finals in Shandon at the Spurr Arena on November 3rd.

Sally Ives, Polly Reagan Ugland 2012 WPRA CA Circuit True Grit Honoree, Pam Wilken

Sally Ives, Polly Reagan Ugland 2012 WPRA CA Circuit True Grit Honoree, Pam Wilken (Photo used with permission)

 Congratulations to all!  Your hard work and dedication to the CA Circuit and the Professional Sport of Rodeo is truly admired and appreciated.

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