Class of 2020
The first Rodeo John was ever in was at Unity, Or his Dad and him “snuck off” to ride a steer, telling his mother that they were just going to look at some horses. From then on John was hooked on rodeo. He attended some Little Britches rodeo and a few High School rodeo’s not really getting into competing until attending Treasure Valley Community College where he competed in bareback riding, bronc riding and steer wrestling; Winning the Northwest Region in bareback riding and qualification to the college finals.
John was the ICA champion barback rider twice, the Reserve Champion in bronc riding and the Reserve All Around Champion. In 1989 John suffered a spinal injury that ended his bareback riding career.
His great friend Brad Ford invited him to come and stay in Nampa, ID at the 4D Roping arena and helped him learn to ride again and team rope.
John went on to judge numerous PRCA rodeo, he is currently the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association non-contestant director which oversees the judging program. John is known to say he spent three quarters of his life on the road going to rodeo’s.