More Photos from Award and Recognition Ceremony – 2012 RAM PRCA / WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo
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).
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!
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!!!
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.
- 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”.
- 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!
- Shawna Nelson, who is a volunteer for the CA Circuit Finals Rodeo, was recognized for her enthusiastic support of the PRCA and WPRA California Circuits, by keeping Fans up to date on the happenings in the California Circuits on the Official Facebook Page and on the Official Website of the Finals Rodeo and for her assistance with the WPRA CA Circuit Facebook Page. (Official PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo Website, Official PRCA RAM CA Circuit Finals Rodeo Facebook, Official WPRA California Circuit Facebook)
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”.
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.