ProRodeo Sports News - June 26, 2020



June 16 to tie-down roper Ace Slone, and his wife, Allie, of Cuero, Texas. Austyn weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Austyn was welcomed home by her older sister, Ava, 1.


STEELY BLAKE DECKARD A girl, born June 19 to tie-down roper, team roping header and steer roper Blake Deckard and his wife, Audra,

of Eufaula, Okla. Steely weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18½ inches long. This is the couple’s first child. Deckard


A boy, born

Gator Byram scrambles from Harper & Morgan Rodeo Co.’s Captain after an 81.5-point ride on him at the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, June 20. Outta the Way! Kay Miller photo

June 19 to steer wrestler Trever Nelson and his wife, Cierra, of Kiowa, Okla. Waco weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18¾ inches long. This is the couple’s first child.


PRCA NOTES BRIEFS Western Stock Show Association elects officers For the first time since its inception, the annual meeting of the Western Stock Show Association was conducted virtually June 11 due to COVID-19. Members and trustees tuned in to the online meeting led by Chairman of the Board Douglas L. Jones.

Board officers were elected at the meeting by proxy. Jones was re-elected for another year as chairman of the board. Also re-elected for another year were vice chairman and treasurer Barth Whitham and Secretary Mark Gustafson. Pete Coors continues as Chairman of the Capital Campaign, which is raising money to be contributed by the association to the city and county of Denver for construction of the Legacy Building. Returning members to the Board of Directors include Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, George “Buck” Hutchison, Justin Cumming, Terrance Carroll, Don Elliman, Brooke Fox, Dr. Tony Frank, Guy McEndaffer, Nancy Tuor, Ron Williams, Bruce Wagner, Michael Long, and President and CEO Paul Andrews. Patrick A. Grant was awarded Chairman Emeritus at the meeting honoring his years of leadership and support of the Western Stock Show Association. Grant’s distinguished Stock Show career spans more than 35 years including positions as president and CEO of the National Western Stock Show and chairman of the WSSA Board.

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ProRodeo Sports News 6/26/2020


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