Bob Edmonds - PRCA RODEO ANNOUNCER
With an authentic love and knowledge of rodeo portrayed with a smooth and enthusiastic delivery, Bob Edmonds is quickly becoming one of the most sought-afterannouncers in ProRodeo as evidenced by being selected as the 2018 WPRA Announcer of the Year. His impressive rodeo resume includes a wide spectrum of great events across the country including being selected Eleven times to announce the Ram Mountain States PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo and twice to call the action at the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping. Bob is all about respecting the history and traditions of rodeo announcers that he learned from, yethis delivery adds just enough modern flair to keep the fans informed and entertained in today’srodeo atmosphere. Bob truly has a lifetime of experience in the sport of rodeo. Growing up in a stock contracting family, Bob learned early on the value of good rodeo production. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of rodeo, but for over 20 years announcing has been his way to share his passion of rodeo. Not only does Bob’s professionalism inside the arena standout, but his work outside does as well. Bob is a Colorado Licensed Land Surveyor and owns a successful Land Surveying firm in Northern Colorado. However, his first passion is his family. Bob and his wife, Brandy, have twin daughters Koree and Kaycee, and travel as a family to many events. Brandy, who herself is a nationally recognized PRCA Music Director, can often be found working right alongside Bob. The Edmonds live near Kersey, CO and in addition to rodeo, they enjoy team roping, and many other outdoor activities from golf to hunting.
Rider Kiesner and Bethany Illes- Rodeo Clown and Specialty Act
Rider grew up being a 5th generation cowboy, competing in youth and Little Britches rodeos as far back as anyone can remember. He won his first buckle when he was just five years old. He was given a Will Rogers trick roping kit for Christmas when he was 9. Rider pushed the living room furniture back and would watch the instructional video over and over until he had mastered each trick. He started performing locally that next summer and began performing in professional rodeo by the time he was 11. Rider continues to practice the Cowboys skills of trick roping, guns spinning and whip cracking. In the early days of rodeo, trick roping was held as a competition at most of the biggest rodeos in the nation. Rider competes at the nation's largest competitions for trick roping and gun spinning. At age 25, Rider is a 2X World Champion All Around Western Performer,4X World Champion Trick Roper,2X World Champion Gun Spinner. Rider has performed in 49 States (needs to do a show in Hawaii) and 11 Countries including- Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, Oman, Dubai, Lebanon, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. Rider is a 5X Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Specialty Act, and 5X Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Specialty Act. Rider has also traveled with Cavalia and has been nominated 3X for Dress Act of the Year in the PRCA. Rider looks forward to performing at your rodeo!