Rodeo Bonham Texas July 27 28 29 2017
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Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo Bonham Texas

JULY 27-28-29 2017

Performances
begin nightly
at 8:00 pm

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Bonham Chrysler

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A Local Tradition for over 60 Years

July 27th 2017 will kick off the 62nd Annual Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo. Our event is one of the most entertaining and exciting events that takes place in Fannin County each year. Thousands of people of all ages and walks of life, look forward to attending this annual event, and the experience seems to get better each and every year.

Bull Rider"We're probably the oldest and have been around the longest," said Haynes Kueckelhan while talking about the rodeo long held on the Kueckelhan ranch near Bonham, Texas.

"When we held our first rodeo, we never dreamed it would grow to it's present size and popularity.

"It started out as a place to practice and to have fun. My dad, Howard, backed me up and let us have competitions, and the business just mushroomed," said the tall, slim rodeo head. Haynes lives rodeoing, promotes it and gets up each morning to supervise preparation for it on his ranch. He knows what he's talking about, because he is on of the founders of the Cowboys Regional Rodeo Association. He served as President, overseeing the seven-state regional CRRA in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.

Haynes thought back as he recalled, "That first year, we had one performance – Saturday night. An old hog wire fence with two bucking chutes for the First Invitational Rodeo. We didn't have any bleachers – church pews were borrowed from the nearby Corinth Baptist Church (which the Kueckelhan's have always attended) and the pews were set up on the back of a float trailer for the fans seats.

"That's where we have come from," Kueckelhan concluded as he gazed around the all-metal arena that now seats over 5,000.

Scheduled to Appear NIGHTLY:

Anothony Lucia - Trick Roper and Announcer

Anthony LuciaAnthony Lucia began performing at age 8 with his dad Tommy Lucia and made his debut as a trick roper at the age of 11 in 1998, doing opening acts for the World's Toughest Rodeo Tour and Harper and Morgan Rodeo Company. He worked for and helped his father while refining his skills until he earned his PRCA card in 2009.

His first year as a professional, he trick roped at rodeos such as Salt Lake City, Dodge City, Rodeo Austin, and North Platte, Nebraska and entertained at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for two consecutive years (2010-2011). He also entertained at the National Western in Denver 2012-2013.

Anthony has performed at the 2010 Great Lakes Circuit Finals, the 2012 Canadian Finals rodeo, the semi-finals of Americas Got Talent in 2010, and was 4x selected for the NFR, (2010-2013). He was also 3x nominated as one of the top 5 entertainers in Pro Rodeo 2012-2014. He's done commercials for the Texas Rangers, lent his voice to a project called "Rodeo Kids for Animal Planet", and has announced the World's Toughest Rodeo Tour 2012-present, as well as The Grand National Rodeo inside the Cow-Palace, San Francisco, California from 2013-present.

In 2015 he announced the 75th anniversary event of the AQHA held at Will Rogers Coliseum.

Since 2009, Anthony has hosted the Live Talk show "Live with Lucia" during the NFR which is now being aired on the Equine Network Ride TV.

Other work includes announcer/producer of the hit team roping DVD "The Gambler", host of "Cowboyville" at the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas (2011-present), and voice over work for the team roping DVDs "Legend", "The Perfect Spin" and "PrimeTime". He's also been host of Ride TV's Swamp Donkey from 2014 to present. From 2011-2014, Anthony was host and enacter of Justin Boot's successful add campaign "Can He Rope It".

In the team roping world, Anthony has placed at the George Strait two different times. He won 8th in 2011 and 5th in 2014, winning close to 40,000 in those two years. In 2015 Anthony won or placed at rodeos across Texas and Oklahoma such as San Angelo, Corpus Christi, Graham, Guymon, Pasadena, Vernon, Mesquite, Fairfield, and Mercedes.

In 2016, he has appeared as TV announcer for the "Gold Buckle Matches" for RFD TV's "The American".

Dusty Meyers Bull FighterDusty Meyers - Bull Fighter and Rodeo Clown

Dusty Myers always knew he wanted to entertain audiences and be a rodeo clown. Growing up watching rodeos from behind the chutes, instead of in the grandstands, rodeo was bred into him with his father being a competitor and bull fighter. "I began riding from an early age, but my passion was to always protect the fallen riders. I started fighting bulls at the age of thirteen and have never looked back."

Dusty's career as a daring bull fighter lasted a little over twelve years before his desire of wanting to entertain audiences took over. "I love meeting new people and traveling and in today's times I love nothing more than being able to put a smile on not only kids faces, but their parents also. If I can make someone laugh and they forget about everything else for a while that makes my day."

All the hard work and passion has paid off with four 'Clown of the Year' titles under his belt and being the barrel man at the IFR five times. Now having worked over 15 finals in the past five years, if you ever get to see Dusty's slapstick comedy routine, you'll leave with a smile.

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