Western Fest Stampede Rodeo Announcer
Professional Rodeo Announcer
Chris's start in announcing began after what looked to be a promising career as a professional bull rider. Three Missouri State High School Championships and two top 15 finishes in the nation at the National High School Finals fueled his desire to reach the top. Unfortunately, this good fortune came with a price and Chris found himself battling injuries and needing six major surgeries to repair injuries sustained from bull riding in four consecutive years. Chris continued to ride and went to college on a rodeo scholarship and joined the ranks of the PRCA. Announcing bull riding and rodeo events had been a consideration for several years for Chris as a way to remain a part of rodeo if his injuries would not allow him to continue riding. After graduating from college Chris had the opportunity to announce an event for a friend and this favor turned out to be a blessing. Chris enjoyed announcing and felt like he knew what cowboys needed to hear to help them reach their best. He also takes pleasure in insuring the fans enjoy the show and working with fine people all over the United States. Chris has gone on to earn 25 Finals Announcer and Announcer of the Year awards and feels blessed to have been given these opportunities.
Chris enjoyed bull riding at every level from competing in the youth ranks to the professional level and he has repeated this from beginning announcing at the youth level all the way to the professional ranks of the PRCA and the PBR Tour. Chris's kicked off his 2010 season at a Professional Bull Riding Event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With a full schedule to follow, he is excited about every event he will work. When Chris is not announcing he is an assistant middle school principal at a school in his home town. He also enjoys riding horses, raising rodeo bred cattle, and spending time with is wife, Lisa, their daughter, Kendall Rose, and son, Luke. Chris gives all praise to Jesus, who is the reason for his blessings.