History

Our rich history of preserving western heritage began in 1938. Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a stock show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin’s premier events, featuring a top 10 ProRodeo, daily concerts, a world class livestock show and more. In addition, the Rodeo Austin Scholarship Program has impacted the lives of thousands of Texas youth, donating millions of dollars to their education.

Hall of Fame

The Rodeo Austin Hall of Fame is the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed upon an individual. These individuals stand out as first-class leaders whose contributions to the organization's mission, Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage, are extraordinary.

Inductions to the Hall of Fame are held at the highest regard and convey a significant honor to the inductees.

Hadley Barrett

Hadley Barrett

Curtis  Calhoun

Curtis Calhoun

Jimmy Callahan

Jimmy Callahan

Verlin Callahan

Verlin Callahan

Mike Eledge

Mike Eledge

Jay Evans

Jay Evans

Dr. Charles W. Graham

Dr. Charles W. Graham

Haskell Griffin

Haskell Griffin

Terrell Hamann

Terrell Hamann

Bill Knolle

Bill Knolle

Mike Levi

Mike Levi

L.J. Luedecke

L.J. Luedecke

Ted Nagel

Ted Nagel

Robert Sneed

Robert Sneed

Hil Stroup

Hil Stroup

Stan Voelker

Stan Voelker

Past Presidents

Director Emeritus

The Director Emeritus class honors retired directors and members who have shown exemplary service to the organization. This lifetime appointment is reserved for those whose dedication to the mission goes above and beyond.

Awards

Top Hand: Brian Lehne
Committeeman of the Year: Darrell Winslett, Event Staff
Most Dedicated Chair: Rick Lange, Operations
Most Dedicated Vice Chair: Steven Voelker, Bullet Proof & BBQ Austin

Top Junior Leader: Cassidy Weems
Junior Leader Rookie: Madeline Holder
Junior Rookie of the Year: Abbey Jennings

Media Partner of the Year: Michael Barnes, Austin American Statesman
Lone Ranger: Sean Ford, Former Chief of Police, Sunset Valley

Thank you to everyone who attended the Volunteer Appreciation Party!

Top Committee Members

  • Erica Cook, Backstage
  • Malee Hundsdorfer, Souvenir
  • Sarah Hendricks, Competitive Events
  • LaQuita Nauert, Operations
  • Dawn Liesmann, Youth Auction
  • Melinda Perez, Bullet Proof
  • Darrell Winslett, Event Staff
  • Michelle Desormeau, 100X
  • Alexis Hostetter, Gala
  • Amy Linder, Fashion & Fine Art
  • Mark Shaw, Shootout
  • Laura Culin, BBQ Auction & Concert
  • Susan Dorsey, BBQ Austin
  • Martin Martinez, Hospitality
  • Cynthia Pulley, Calf Scramble
  • Dennis Kelly, Rodeo
  • Marcel Sendejo, Ambassadors
  • Ralph Reinhardt, Cowboy Breakfast

Corporate Founders

46 Cattle, LLC. 
Rosendin Electric 
Comerica Bank
Waterloo Development, Inc.
Thyssen Krupp Elevator
YB Ranch
Harrell Enterprises, Inc
Graves, Doughtery, Hearon & Moody
Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
The Sleep Shop
S.S. Petroleum 
Pepsi Beverages Company
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
Alta Builders Inc
KVUE Television Inc.
Teeple Partners, Inc.
McNeil FFA
Westmoreland Plumbing Company
Jacobs Engineering
Georgetown Innerloop Self Storage
Lariat B Ranch, LTD.
Roger Beasley Mazda, Inc.
Berry - Gammon Partnership
Foodservice Management Systems, Inc.
Box & Associates
Bradley Bryan & Associates
Westlake Orthopaedics
Mr. Inspector
Curtis & Carolyn Calhoun Family Partnership Ltd
Callahan's General Store
Elgin Breeding Service
Carpenter & Associates, Inc.
Bar Ten Creek Ranch
Twin Oaks Game Ranch, LLC
Criag Cherico
Texas Corrugators
BMC Select
Jerry Deese and Company
Dickey & Son Concrete, Inc.
Dewey Electric Inc.
Powell Ebert Smolik, PC
All State Plumbing
Lago Builders, Inc.
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Jay Evans Company, Ltd
Jimmy Evans Company
Lifeline Aquatics
Miscellaneous Steel Industries, Inc.
Centex Materials
Hapbach, LLC.
Greater Ausitn Development 
Factory Mattress Sales
Riata Enterprises
GGI Technologies
Capitol Aggregrates, Inc.
Chasco Constructors, Ltd.
Greenwood Harkins, Inc
Republic National Distributing Company
Griffin Motors
Guthrie Lumber Sales, Inc. 
Central Texas Diesel
Hardin Interests
TXOGA Insurance Agency, Inc
Hayden Concrete, Inc
Henna Chevrolet, LP
Herzog Foundation Drilling Inc.
Jackson Livestock & Ranches
Dr. O.B. Jackson, Jr. M.D
Ironwood Enterprises
Leif Johnson Ford II, Ltd.
The Whitley Company
Kendrick Land Investment
Key Sprinkler Company
Spencer Construction
Lauren Concrete, LP
Knolle Management, LC
K L Specialties
MK Development
Lanford Equipment Company, Inc.
K.R.M. Concrete
Lewis Sign
Calvin's Electric, LLC
The Luedecke Group Realtors
The Grass Patch, Inc.
Crawford Electric Supply Company
Martine Properties, Inc.
Maund Automotive Group
The McCarty Corporation
Sterling Custom Homes, Inc.
Wells Fargo Advisors
KVET/KASE
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc
Ranger Excavating
Capitol Beverage Company
Riveille Peak Ranch
Moore & Moore Enterprises, Ltd
American Constructors, Inc.
Jeffery L. Nash Family Limited Partnership
RGC Advanced Glass Inc
Southside Wrecker
Air Wise Incorporated
Solis Security Inc.
Pacesetter Personnel
Ed Padgett Company Inc.
CCA
Gracy Title Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Prater Automotive Company, Inc.
Ramming Paving Company, Ltd
Tex-Con Oil Company
M Rathmann LLC
Reinhardt's Inc.
Sundance Metal Fabricators
Margie Joseph & Associates Realtors
Schmidt Ranch
Schmidt Electric Company, Inc
Schneider Ranch
Maverick Excavating 
Capital Land & Livestock Company
Hellas Construction, Inc.
Granite Antler Ranch
Stock Building Supply
Captex Development Company
Skinner Transportation Inc
Baker Drywall Austin Ltd.
Smith Excavating & Paving Inc.
Texas Enterprise, Inc.
Border States Electric
River City Drywall, LP
Stroup Corp., LLC
Fox Service Company
Tiemann Land & Cattle Development, Inc.
Tim's Acres, Ltd.
Austin Underground Inc.
Voelker Welding & Construction, Inc.
Cypress Valley Preserve
Brown Distributing Company
Burt-Watts Industries, Inc.
Hunter Industries, Ltd.
Texas Surety
Austin Region Sovereign Bank
Don Wilson Jewelers
DRW Electric LLC
River City Hose & Supply In.
Maxwell Locke & Ritter, LLP
Floyd's Glass Company
Austin Engineering Company

Individual Founders

Jim Achilles
Joel Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Tricia Argust
Kenneth Arnold
Jim Arnold
Travis Asklund
Bob Avant
Robin Bailey
John T. Baker
Milton Bankston
Sue Barker
Ben Barnes
Vicki Bayer
John Beasley, Jr.
David Benson
Jane Ann Benton
Bill Benton
Dan Berdoll
David Bethke
Mike Black
Diron Blackburn
Ron Blackmore
Joe Bland
Kaye Blount
Benjamin BoBo
Brooke Samuel Boothe
Mike Boston
Kevin Boswell
Korby Bourne
Jim Boyce
Rhonda Boyce
Benny Boyd, Jr.
Donna Brady
Dane Braun
Rick Brinnel, Sr.
Schandra Brock
Gary Brown
Lisa Brown
JP Bryant
Steve Bryson
Lee Buckley
Aaron Buford
Wes Burch
Wayne Burklund
Kevin Burks
Janis Burrow
Aaron Cabaza
Verlin Callahan
Mike Callahan
Murray Callahan
Jimmy Callahan
Leora Callahan-McCarthy
Allison Cambell
Tommy Carlson
Suzanne Carper
Bob Carroll
Matt Carson
H.C Carter
Traci Cavender
Walter Chamberlain
Laurie Chandler
William Cloud
Joe Colbert
David Collier
Jerry Conway
Marty Cook
Jessica Cooper
Jorge Cortez
Perry Coughlin
Tommy Cowan
Allison Craig
Delton Cravey
Keith Crawford
Charles Croslin
Laura Culin
Rob Cullen
Barry Cunningham
Gary Daniel
Drew DeBerry
Michael Deckers
Todd deClairmont
Jeff Denton
Ken Dickensheets
Laura Dodd
Danny Doering
Robert Dorsett
Mickey Dorsey
Benjamin Doyle
Kenny Dryden
Patricia Eckert
Tom Eckols
Helen Eichblatt
Mike Eledge
Robert Elizondo
Chris Elliott
Tom Ellis
Craig Engelmann
Michael Enoch
Joe Bob Everett
Les Findeisen
Mary Lou Fitzpatrick
Greg Forbes
Bruce Franks
Scott Freng
Robert Garrett III
Joe George
Bruce Germer
Tim Gillespie
Kathy Girling - Odom
Tyler  Graham
Charles W. Graham, DVM.
Cindy Gray
Karis Gray
Galt Graydon
Dennis Green
Cindy Greenwood
H.A. Guerrero
Shawn Hagler
Leslie Hamann
Marvin Hamann
Terrell Hamann
Maurice Hamann
Richard Hampton
Robert  Harlan
Preston Harvey
Perry Heath
Joe Heffington
Steve Held
Junior Henson
Marilyn Hernandez-Honea
Odeen Hibbs
Steve Hickman
B W Hickman
Scott Hickman
Sharon Hightower
Richard Hill
Brian Hill
David Hill
Dianne Hill
Kelly Hill
Linda Hinkle
Colin Hodges
Mike Hodgson
Mark Hodgson
Paul Holcomb
Don Holcomb
Michael W. Holloway
Robert Jackson
Terry Jackson
Darla Jackson
Dauphen Jackson
Jimmy Jacobs
Ron Jacoby
Dennie Jagger
JP Jansen
Anita Janszen
Charles Jehl
Steve Jennings
Virginia Jett
Norman Johnson
David Johnston
Cyleada Jones
Randy Jones
Tristen Jones
Wylie Jones Jordan
Joe Joseph
Steve Kallman
Matt Kirk
Carol Kitchens
Kristy Krenek
Sharon Kunz
Royce Lacey
Terri Lacy
KaLyn Laney
Rick Lange
Randy Lawrence
Dale Layne
Eddie Ledesma
Linda Lee Dubuisson
Brian Lehne
Erin Leon
Mike Levi
Paul Linehan
Leah Linney
Lance Lively
Lynn Lollar
Todd Longwell
Stacy Looney
Tommy Love
Michael Lucas
Ronald Lucas
Travis Lundgren
Don Lundgren
Gail Lupton
Chris Luton
Jaime Lynn
Jason Magdalena
Jack Martin
Gavin Massingill
Monica Masters
Dick Matz
Mark Maund
Mike Mays
Jeff McDaniel
Wayne McDonald
Ray McEachern
Kent McEntire
Jim McNabb
George Meihaus III
James Merideth
Bryan Millard
Tia Miller
Steve Mills
Josh Mitchell
Chris Mitchell
LeighAnn Moehring
Jim Monaghan
Elaine Monaghan
Victor Moreno
Kerry Morris
Bubba Morrison
Mike Moyer
George Murfee
Ted Nagel
Jerry Naiser
Bill Napier
Glenn Neans
Gary Newman
Al Niece
Frank Niendorff
Van Nimrick
Michael Nixon
Conna Nye
Robert Ochoa
Linda Oertli
Wayne Orender
Carroll Overton
Juanita Pearson
Will Peckham
Debra Pena
Paul Pennybacker
Peggy Peterson
Mark Petrusek
Brent Pfluger
Leonard Philipp
Deke Pierce
Billy Platt
Nola Plumb
Jennifer Poehl
Stacie Pollard
Steve Popkoff
Ronald Potts
Edward Priesmeyer
Latius Prikryl
Nelson Puett
Rena Pylant
Paul Quinn, Sr.
Bill Radford
Will Ramirez
Mrs. Adlinie Rathman
Jim Ray
Randy Rehmann
Mike Reynolds
Steven Rhodes
Bill Rhyan
E.B. "Sonny"   Richards
Wayne Riddell
Steve Rivers
Justin Roan
Randal Robbins
Rick Roberts
James Robinson
Melody Robinson
Karen Robinson
David Roche
Gary Rodgers
Roland Rodriguez
John Rogers, Jr.
Ronald Roithner
Doug Rummel
Nolan Ryan
Larry Sandlin
Clint Sayers
Scott Schenk
Richard Schmidt
Buddy Schroeder
Dennis Scott
James Scott
Danny Seay
Dan Seeds
Susan Sheehan
John Shelton
Mike Shipper
Jason Shoumaker
Wade Shumaker
Dannie Simons
Tiffany Simons
Michael Sloan
Mack Smith
Harvey Smith
Anna Sneed
Elaine Sobotik
Melvin Sobotik
Leilani Solberg
Jay Southworth
Barbara Staley
David Stevens
Danny Stevens
Brad Stewart
Steve  Stolle
Craig Stoppenhagen
Joe Straub
Terry Struble
Floyd Stull
Steve Summers
Rick Talley
Bill Tamm
John Taylor
Bryan Teich
Bill Thompson
Tony Tijerina
Michelle Tobias
Jim Tracey
Adrian Trevino
Steve Trevino
Manny Trinidad
Shaun Tuggle
Kenneth Tumlinson
B.L Turlington
Stacy Turlington-Dollar
Ricky Turner
Terry Turner
Jim Turner
Sharon Turner
Gilbert Turrieta
Ronnie Urbanczyk
Alex Valdes
Gary Valdez
Melissa Valerio
Rachel Vasquez
Bert Vasut
Clarence Vinklarek
Edward Volek
Wayne Voswinkel
Marlene Wahl
Kristie Waid
Suann Waight
Larry Walker
Justin Walker
Steve Watson
Mike Weaver
Bill Webb
Fred Weber
Steve Whitaker
Don White
Dana White
Stephanie Whitten
Roselind Wieland
Cassandra Wiggins
Kerry Wiggins
Laura Wilkes
Duke Williams
Michael Willingham
Randy Willis
Jaymes Willoughby
Jerry Winetroub
Whitney  Withers
Cliff Woerner
Chris Woods
Brian Yarbrough
Rebecca Young Montgomery
Angelo Zottarelli
RODEO AUSTIN - MARCH 10-24, 2018