SEP 19, 2018
Contract Personnel Announced for Wrangler NFR
LAS VEGASCourtesy of the PRCA
The contract personnel for the Dec. 6-15 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo were announced Wednesday by the PRCA.
For the sixth straight year, two of the announcers for the Wrangler NFR remain the same. Randy Corley, of Silverdale, Wash., and Wayne Brooks, of Lampasas, Texas, will be on the microphone for the 10 nights in Las Vegas. They will be joined by announcer Roger Mooney, of Ellijay, Ga.
Corley, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2017, will be making his 18th Wrangler NFR appearance, while it will be the eighth of Brooks' career. Mooney will be announcing for the first time at the Wrangler NFR.
Livestock superintendent John Barnes, of Sutherland, Iowa, makes his 13th consecutive Wrangler NFR appearance. The chute bosses are Tony Amaral, of Marysville, Calif. (timed event) and Tom Neuens, of Powell, Wyo. (roughstock). Benje Bendele, of Dublin, Texas, is the music director.
Sunni Deb Backstrom, of Congress, Ariz., is the Wrangler NFR secretary, which marks the 13th year in a row she has been selected and the 16th overall. Dollie Riddle, of Vernon, Texas, is the assistant secretary.
Timer Jayme Pemberton, of Terrell, Texas, is making her third Wrangler NFR trip, and she is joined by Kim Sutton, of Onida, S.D., who is making her fourth trip to the Wrangler NFR. Toby Dunlavy, of Laramie, Wyo., also is one of the timers and will be making her first appearance at the Wrangler NFR.