Was a bareback rider before he turned in his riggin’ for a microphone.
Is a five-time PRCA Announcer of the Year and has announced the Wrangler National
Finals Rodeo nine times.
Is a sixteen-time Canadian Finals Rodeo announcer.
Lives in Lampasas, Texas with his wife, Melanie; they have a son, two daughters and two
sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Beutler & Son Rodeo Co., Stock Contractor
Bennie and Rhett Beutler have been bringing bucking horses and bulls to Elk City for decades.
The Beutler family has been in the rodeo stock contracting business since 1928, when Bennie’s grandfather Elra and Elra’s brothers Jake and Lynn took horses and bulls to rodeos.
Bennie is a 2010 Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee; his great-uncle Lynn was inducted in 1979, and his dad Jiggs and granddad, Elra, were inducted in 2019. The Beutler stallion Commotion is in the Hall of Fame as well.
Beutler animals, like bareback horse Killer Bee, saddle bronc horse Wound Up, and bull Voodoo Child have won numerous pro rodeo awards.
Bennie and his wife Connie live near Elk City, Okla.; Rhett and his wife Tracy live near Canute, Okla. with their daughter, Taylor, and son, Jake.
Cody Sosebee, barrelman
From Charleston, Ark.
Was a bareback rider before becoming a rodeo clown
Loves clowning: “Pro rodeo is still the best bang for the buck.”
Has worked big rodeos like Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and for the first time, Elk City Rodeo of Champions
Has other business ventures: co-owns a sale barn, hosts Arkansas’ biggest one-day chicken sale (think Chicken Mafia!), and helps on the family farm/ranch.
Works to be his best at every rodeo. “It’s like having a hit record. You can be on top for a while, but if you don’t keep producing and doing a good job at rodeos, they won’t remember your name.”
Bobby Kerr and his Mustangs, Specialty Act
Has trained mustangs to do a variety of things: make lead changes, spin, do liberty work, jump over the car, and ride in it with him!
Was a contestant for two seasons on Mustang Makeover (2011, 2012), finishing in the top five with every wild mustang he trained, within 100 days.
Is also a horse trainer in the cutting and performance horse worlds, and writes cowboy poetry.
Has entertained at rodeos across the nation, including the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Is married to Susan; they have a son and a daughter.
Weston Rutkowski, Bullfighter
Will work as one of 2 bullfighters at the Rodeo of Champions.
Also does freestyle bullfighting.
Has won the Bullfighters Only World title 2016-2018 and was reserve champion in 2019.
Lives in Cleburne, Texas.
Chuck Swisher, Bullfighter
Will work alongside Weston as a bullfighter at this year’s Elk City Rodeo.
Has fought bulls at the Elk City Rodeo since 2017.
Also raises black Angus beef, selling it in quarters, halves and wholes to customers.