Professional rodeo clown and barrel man "Backflip" Johnny Dudley of Denton, TX is one of the top talents in pro rodeo. He is known for amazing feature acts, along with his quick wit and off-the-cuff banter that keeps crowds laughing until their sides hurt. He has performed at rodeos from Florida to Alaska and just about everywhere in between. He has been chosen twice for the Turquoise Circuit Finals rodeo and 2016 will be his third appearance at the PRCA's All American Finals. But, before becoming a rodeo clown, Johnny served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps and then went on to college where he graduated with a degree in International Business. Johnny is one of the most likeable people you will ever meet and greets everyone with a big Texas smile.
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Like many rodeo announcers, Davie’s love of rodeo began as a contestant when he joined the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association in the 1980’s. Working both ends of the arena roping calves and riding bareback and saddle bronc horses, he went on to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo and later on, the PRCA Great Lakes Circuit Finals 4 times in saddle bronc riding in 1987, ’88, ’89, and ’92. Davie migrated to the announcer’s stand when he announced his first rodeo filling in for a no-show announcer. Since then, Davie has worked his way up working high school, college, and finally professional rodeos and bull ridings throughout the United States and Canada. “Living out the dream of being a successful PRCA announcer has been a sensational journey for me, and without the help and advice from many people- including stock contractors, rodeo committees, specialty acts, clowns, fellow announcers and friends – this would never have become a reality.” Davie is quick to admit that his wife Nicky (who handles rodeo music production and sound) is a big part of his continued success. The two of them travel together throughout much of the year. His insight as a past contestant and his Midwest work ethic has helped Davie become one of the most exciting and sought after voices in the PRCA. In 2009, Davie was recognized along with some of the industry’s elite by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association by being nominated for the 2009 WPRA Announcer of the year.