Class of 2021
Vic was from Nampa, Idaho where his great Uncle was one of the co-founders of the Nampa Harvest Festival, which became the Snake River Stampede. He remembers his grandfather taking him to watch the construction of the old Green wooden Arena in Nampa, and watching the first performance in 1946.
Jerry Krajnik, let him hang around his place and he learned to tie calves with Jerry and Harry Charters. Vic became the unofficial photographer for the ICA and was able to meet greats like, Bob A. Robinson, Bud Godby, Lowell Taylor, Bob Juker and many other Idaho Rodeo Legends.
After coming off active duty he ran about fifty calves on one of Richard Masek’s horses to see if marching had helped his roping. As Vic states: it didn’t, so he quit and finished college.
In 1963 because of his friend John Snow, Vic thought about announcing. He realized he could go to the rodeos and get paid, and he thought that would be a good deal.
In 1967 he bought his PRCA card and announced rodeos for Big Sky Rodeo, from Kalispell Montana. He later worked for PRCA stock contractors Kerby, Barnes, Haslam, Alsbaugh, Honeycutt and Arizona Pro. During that time, he also worked several College Rodeos.
Vic worked for Vold, JSpar, Flying U, Growney, Beutler and Son and Ronnie Raymond.
1975 through 1981 Vic was a columnist and assistant editor of the Pro Rodeo Sports News.
Vic’s last job was Rex Allen Days in Wilcox, AZ in 1993