President
Chuck Melin
307-359-8885

Vice President
Bob Stoddard
307-359-0660

Executive Board
Jimmy Nugent
505-280-7129

Jim Wales
602-501-4784

Butch Terrell
970-227-5876

Alan Johnson
214-686-7713

Brad McReynolds
254-747-3090

Event Directors
Rough Stock Horses
Lance Miller
435-616-2282
Bull Riding
Jim Arnold
520-507-0463
Tie Down Roping
Savvas Halikas
707-527-2846
Steer Wrestling
John Denson
719-357-1726
Team Roping
Mike Brewer
530-384-2587
Ribbon Roping
Elaine Lewis
406-642-3602
Ladies Barrels
Marlene McGaughey
308-870-1078
Breakaway Roping
Cindy Gruwell
307-216-0313
Promotion Agent
Jim Nichols
623-866-3365
Canadian Representative
Bill Reeder
403-653-7661

HALL OF FAME: A RECORD OF NSPRA HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Kedo Olson

Kedo Olson was born in Walnut Creek, California, on July 22, 1949. His brother entered him in his first rodeo when he was 14 years old, and he learned to rope while working on the family ranch. He continued to rope with his brother at rodeos in California and Nevada, becoming an accomplished Team Roping Heeler. In the mid-80ís Kedo had moved to Oregon and joined a rodeo committee in Roseburg where he was the arena director for 10 years. From his committee experience, he found himself doing more interviews on the radio, then on television, and eventually doing television specials. He turned down his first offer to announce a rodeo, but a few years later was asked again and this time he agreed to help out. Well, that was the start of quite a career! Kedo won three buckles for being the IPRA Western Region Announcer of the year. He was also the announcer seven times at the CCPRA Finals. But the whole NSPRA family knows him best for his work at our Senior National Finals, five years as the announcer. Kedo is also known and loved by the NSPRA for his work with the Redmond, Oregon Senior Pro Rodeo Committee. Kedo doesnít limit himself to the U.S.A. for his announcing. Heís had three trips to New Zealand, twice announcing their NFR. Kedo Olson has given so much back to the sport of rodeo that he so loves, and the NSPRA Hall of Fame is proud to have him as one of their newest members!

Inducted: 2003

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