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WNFR contract personnel revealed
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The contract personnel for the Dec. 7-16 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER have been announced, and the lists feature some familiar names.
For the fifth straight year, the trio of announcers for the WNFR remains the same. Boyd Polhamus of Brenham, Texas, Randy Corley of Silverdale, Wash., and Wayne Brooks of Lampasas, Texas, will be on the microphone for the 10 nights in Las Vegas. It marks the 19th consecutive year Polhamus will announce the WNFR and his 22nd overall. It’s Corley’s 17th WNFR appearance, and the seventh of Brooks’ career.
Livestock superintendent John Barnes of Sutherland, Iowa, makes his 12th consecutive WNFR appearance and is joined by chute bosses 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 WNFR secretary, which marks the 12th year in a row she has been selected and the 15th overall. Dollie Riddle of Vernon, Texas, is the assistant secretary.
Timer Jayme Pemberton of Terrell, Texas, is making her second WNFR trip and is joined by Amy Muller of Agar, S.D., who’s making her third trip in a row, and Kim Sutton of Onida, S.D., who is making her third trip to the WNFR.
Bullfighters Dusty Tuckness and Cody Webster return for the fifth straight year together and will be joined by Nathan Jestes, who’s making his second consecutive WNFR trip. It’s the ninth consecutive trip for Tuckness and the fifth for Webster.
Cody Sosebee makes his first trip as a barrelman. Chase Cervi makes his fourth consecutive appearance as a pickup man, and fifth overall. He’s joined by Matt Twitchell, who is making his third WNFR trip. Jason Bottoms of Corsicana, Texas, is the alternate pickup man.