Nominees announced for PRCA Year-End Awards

 

The top five nominees for the 12 categories of PRCA Year-End Awards have been announced. The winners will be declared at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas Dec. 2.

Dusty Tuckness is going for his sixth Bullfighter of the Year Award, which would extend his record for most wins in the category.

Wayne Brooks will be looking for his third-straight win in the Announcer of the Year category, which would make him just the fourth announcer to win at least three of the awards in a row, joining Randy Corley, Bob Tallman and Boyd Polhamus.

In the PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year category, Stace Smith will be looking for his 12th-consecutive win, which would break the record he now shares with Harry Vold (1982, 1987-96) for the most wins of all time.

Justin Rumford is hoping to win his fourth-straight Clown of the Year award. Only two men have won at least four in a row in that category – Flint Rasmussen and Keith Isley.

Due to ties in the preliminary voting, the categories of Stock Contractor of the Year and Pick-up Man of the Year each have six nominees. This marks the first year the latter has been awarded.

Here is the complete list of categories and nominees:

ANNOUNCERS
Wayne Brooks
Randy Corley
Mike Mathis
Boyd Polhamus
Andy Stewart

SECRETARIES
Linda Alsbaugh
Sunni Deb Backstrom
Haley Bridwell
Amanda Corley-Sanders
Sandy Gwatney

STOCK CONTRACTORS
Beutler & Son Rodeo
Frontier Rodeo
Pete Carr Pro Rodeo
Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo
Powder River Rodeo
Stace Smith Pro Rodeo

PICK-UP MAN
Jason Bottoms
Shawn Calhoun
Gary Rempel
Shandon Stalls
Matt Twitchell
Jeremy Willis

DRESS ACT
Tomas Garcilazo
Bobby Kerr
Rider Kiesner
Jennifer Nicholson & Brandi Phillips
Amanda, Lynn & John Payne

COMEDY ACT
John Harrison
Keith Isley
Troy Lerwill
Gizmo McCracken
Cody Sosebee

CLOWNS
John Harrison
Keith Isley
Troy Lerwill
Justin Rumford
Cody Sosebee

BULLFIGHTERS
Kenny Bergeron
Clay Heger
Darran Robertson
Dusty Tuckness
Cody Webster

SMALL RODEO
Bridgeport, Texas
Claremore, Okla.
Huntsville, Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas
Yuma, Colo.

MEDIUM RODEO
Deadwood, S.D.
Estes Park, Colo.
Lufkin, Texas
Sidney, Iowa
Stephenville, Texas

LARGE OUTDOOR
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Lovington, N.M.
Ogden, Utah
Pecos, Texas
Pendleton, Ore.

LARGE INDOOR
Denver, Colo.
Fort Worth, Texas
Jackson, Miss.
Nampa, Idaho
San Antonio, Texas