Rodeo announcer Charlie Throckmorton’s career spans more than 30 years. He announced his first rodeo in 1969 while still in high school. Now a Gold Card member of the PRCA, Throckmorton has covered rodeo and bull riding competitions in 44 states across the nation. Some of the major events he has announced include:
In April 2007, Charlie was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. This honor is in recognition of his abilities and contributions to the sport of rodeo. Charlie Throckmorton’s voice has been heard on live NBC television billboards, as well as many state fairs and rodeos throughout the country. Charlie lives in Cleburne, Texas where he enjoys riding his Heritage Softail Harley Davidson as a hobby. He has a son, Taylor, a daughter, Katy, and a granddaughter, Autum.
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Ulysses is located in the heart of the wind swept prairies of southwestern Kansas and that's where veteran pro rodeo bullfighter Wacey Munsell calls home. You could say that rodeo bullfighting is in the blood, as it goes back three generations in the Munsell family.
Wacey began honing his skills from the time he started walking; literally. No person or animal was safe from Wacey. He would continually pester them to be his pretend bull. When no one was around, imagination took over. Like a boxer will shadow box, Wacey would shadow fight the great bulls he grew up watching. Bulls like Ol' Red, Purple People Eater and Crooked Nose. He’s a freestyle bullfighting world champion multiple times over, and has won nearly every prestigious event during his time as a competitor.
Now with over 15 years’ experience as a professional in the PRCA, he is one of the top bullfighters in the game. He's seen working many of the major PRCA rodeos across the United States including Denver, Tucson, Greeley, and Dodge City. He has been voted nine times to the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, and twice nominated for the PRCA’s bullfighter of the year award.
A dream came true in December of 2018. He was called to work nine performances of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada; filling in for an injured Nate Jestes. The 35 year old says that he really never felt nervous at the premier rodeo in the world. How? He says “I have visualized myself in that arena working every situation imaginable since I can remember. When you visualize yourself there for a lifetime; nerves shouldn’t be an issue.” It was an experience he will never forget and looks forward to the possibility of returning to the sports premier event.
Nathan Harp grew up in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Nathan wasn’t brought up in a rodeo family, but since he can remember, he has always had a love for rodeo. At the age of 16, he started to pursue his love for rodeo through bullfighting. After high school, he put all of his effort into his career and before long found success in the freestyle bullfights. In 2011, he won the Rex Dunn World Championship Freestyle Bullfights and is a 2x California Rodeo Salinas Bullfight Champion. Since joining the PRCA in 2012, he has worked some of the most prestigious rodeos and has been voted on four times to work the Ram Prairie Circuit Finals, the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2014 and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2021.
Bennie Beutler was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. in July of 2010.
The famed stock contractor from Elk City, Okla., is the third generation of Beutlers to be in the stock contracting business. Beutler and his son Rhett make up the Beutler and Son Rodeo Co., which provides bucking horses and bulls for rodeos across the nation. The company has had animals selected to buck at pro rodeo’s world championship, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, for nearly every year of its six decades of existence.
Beutler has served as assistant general manager of the National Finals Rodeo since 1982, as NFR chute boss (1979-1980), as a member of the PRCA Rules Committee (1980), stock contractor representative on the NFR committee (1981-1982), as a member of the PRCA board of directors (1989-1991), and as stock contractor director on the PRCA board until 2004. He was PRCA Stock Contractor of the year in 1997.
Bennie goes into the Hall of Fame, following his uncle Lynn Beutler, who was inducted in 1979.
The Beutler name has been part of professional rodeo for decades, from the onset of Beutler Brothers Rodeo Co. to collaboration of Beutler & Son Rodeo Co.
Bennie Beutler and son Rhett have joined together to carry on the family business that began in 1929 when brothers Elra, Jake, and Lynn Beutler began providing stock to rodeos. Jake and Lynn kept the sibling business running in a similar form, but Elra eventually teamed with son Jiggs to form the original Beutler & Son.
Bennie worked with his father, Jiggs and grandfather in the family business. After his elders’ deaths in the 1980’s, Bennie joined forces with E.K. Gaylord II to form Beutler & Gaylord Rodeo Co. That partnership continued for a dozen years, having won the PRCA’s stock contractor of the year title in 1997 and having numerous horses and bulls named roughstock animals of the year.
In 2001, Bennie and Rhett began a partnership that should maintain the family tradition when the reclaimed the firm’s original name, Beutler & Son. From the ranch north of Elk City, Oklahoma, it seems the Beutlers will continue to be part of rodeo’s folklore.