Rodeo Announcer-Music Man Is Truly All-Around Cowboy In The Broadest And Most Diverse Sense Of The Definition

He is truly an all-around cowboy.

There are cowboys who compete in all eight sanctioned contest events at rodeos, break and train their own horses, assist with cattle roundups, and even participate in other horse related competitions. Yes, they’re all-around cowboys.

This one’s entered successfully in some such rodeo action, but they’re not his most given forte to rate the distinctive versatility title.

Saturday afternoon was calm, and like many tied to ranch life, he was burning native pastures.

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Renowned announcer ‘Mr. Rodeo’ optimistic for future of sport

“The next generation of rodeo is coming on strong, and the sport of rodeo with its Western tradition will continue to grow and prosper.”

That’s the prediction of one as close to rodeo as anybody could be. Yet, that optimism has its cloud.

“It’s a tough, tough deal,” admitted Mike Mathis, announcer at more than 160 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) performances annually. Continue reading →