Bennie and Rhett Beutler

 

Longtime PRCA stock contractor Bennie Beutler and his son, Rhett, joined forces in 2001 to form the Beutler and Son Rodeo Company. It had formerly been known as Beutler and Gaylord Rodeo Co., from 1989 to 2001. The Beutler name has been synonymous with the stock contracting business since 1929. Bennie’s grandfather, Elra, and his great uncles, Jake and Lynn, began supplying stock to Oklahoma and Texas rodeos

more than 70 years ago.

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Jacob Welker

Bullfighter

Jacob has been a PRCA bullfighter since 2018. He enjoys both aspects of bullfighting - protecting cowboys and freestyle. One of Jacob’s favorite aspects of rodeo is the lifelong friendships he can form with cowboys, committees, and community members. 

Jacob is also a proud 2013 graduate of Pretty Prairie High School. In his free time Jacob enjoys golfing, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family. Jacob now lives on his grandparent’s homestead north of Abbyville, Kansas. Jacob is proud to come home and do what he loves in a town that he loves. 

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Kenny Bartram

Specialty Act

Kenny, known as Cowboy Kenny, is an American professional freestyle motocross rider.  He now takes his skills to entertain rodeo crowds across the country.

“You see amazing free style motocross, like you watch at the X games,” he said about his show.  “I’ll be hanging off the back of the bike and the front of  the bike.  It’s a high flying act.”

Bartram is from Stillwater, Oklahoma (which is where he gets the nickname “The Cowboy”), who is described as the winningest racer in the FMX.  He’s also a video game character.  He is featured in the game Crust Demons, which was released on PS2 and Xbox. He has also appeared in the television show and movie Nitro Circus.  He is a four-time gold medalist, as well as 2 silver and 4 bronze, in the X Games and Gravity Games as well.

PERSONNEL

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Casey Harp

Owner/General Manager DGH Productions, LLC

Forney, Texas, United States

Casey will provide the video board for the 2023 rodeo.  

Randy Corley

Announcer

In 1979, world champion saddle bronc rider Bill Smith started a nightly rodeo series in North Platte and hired Corley to announce it. He was acquaintances with Michelle and Trent Barrett, the children of the legendary North Platte native Hadley Barrett, also a rodeo announcer. Michelle, who ran barrels, and Trent, who roped at the rodeo, insisted their dad, a rancher north of town, come to the rodeo to hear this young announcer. He did and a few weeks later, he asked Corley if he’d be interested in getting his PRCA card. Corley was, and Hadley assisted him in becoming a PRCA member.

Prior to his induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2017, Randy Corley had been selected PRCA Announcer of the Year 12 times (1984, 1990-96, 1998, 2003, 2011, and 2015). He also had been an announcer at the National Finals Rodeo 16 times.

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Wacey Munsell
Bullfighter

Wacey grew up with cattle on a ranch in Ulysses. He watched his dad Doug distract the bulls in the ring. According to him, a third-generation rodeo man, rodeoing is in his bones.

By 14, Munsell was team roping and riding bulls, but by the time he turned 17, in addition to riding bulls, he was fighting them as well.

"That bull can see you; he's going to follow you. The best way to do it, is you be the aggressor," Munsell said. "You grab hold of the animal. You (say) heh or you whistle."

In 2020, Munsell was one of five bullfighters nominated for the PRCA bullfighter of the year. In 2019, he was one of six. Munsell holds titles as World Champion Freestyle Bullfighter as well as National Champion Freestyle Bullfighter. In 2018, he worked nine performances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke will be performing after the performances on Friday and Saturday nights.  This will be their 4th year; our crowd loves them!  The dance is free with your rodeo ticket.  Stay and listen to their classic and red dirt country.

"Jersey" Jake Ostrum

Music Director

 

Growing up on the East Coast in Woodstown, New Jersey, Professional Rodeo Music Director Jake Ostrum’s love of America’s original sport of rodeo began at a young age. Jake has been a part of pretty much every aspect of rodeo. From announcing to actually producing his own rodeo events. He began his professional rodeo career in 2010 as a music director and has since built a library of music of every genre that is second to none. His songs and his ability to know just when to play them provides a level of entertainment that has been enjoyed around the Pro Rodeo world at events like The New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo, Kansas Largest Night Rodeo, and the Black Hills Stock Show just to name a few.

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Dusty Myers

Barrell Man

 

Dusty has traveled the world entertaining crowds for several years now. he started at the age of thirteen fighting bulls and accomplished several awards in that sport. 

Fast forward a few years, he changed hats in the world of rodeo. He found entertainment was a far better future than being run down by a two thousand pound bull.. He likes to mix old school slapstick comedy with a bit of male cheerleader to entertain audiences throughout the country.

In just a couple of years he has earned many awards in the "clowning" business, He has worked the IFR (international finals rodeo) on 10 different occasions, SFR twice, NFPB Finals 3 times, CRRA finals, and Every region finals the IPRA has to offer. His biggest achievement was being selected "clown of the year" 9 consecutive years.