Sikeston Bootheel Rodeo
The Best of the BEST in Rodeo Entertainment
The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is a Top 40 Rodeo and proud to host the best of the best in entertainers, including the PRCA pickup men, bullfighters, cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo announcers, musical entertainment and more. We can’t wait for you to see them yourselves!
Cody Webster is a champion bullfighter and a Sikeston favorite. Cody’s dedication to tradition has earned him the distinction of being one of the greatest bullfighters of our time. Cody has always been familiar with the rodeo community. Growing up, he studied bullfighters’ movements and practiced his bullfighting ways outside. There was no doubt that bullfighting was his calling.
At ten years old, Cody knocked at the door of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) legend, Frank Newsom, wanting to learn how to bullfight. Frank trained Cody for years, sharing lessons of the cowboy way inside and outside the arena. This mentorship assisted Cody in becoming the youngest bullfighter to earn the proud role of protecting cowboys at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Cody’s hard work and dedication have led him to be named Bullfighter of the Year in 2020, 2021, and 2023.
Chuck Swisher started his interest in the industry at age 15 in Dover, Oklahoma. Growing up with a bull rider for a father, he thought he would follow in his footsteps. His parents assisted him in the process, got all the gear needed, and at the last minute, Chuck backed out. Bull riding wasn’t his thing, but looking the bull right in the eye was what he set his sights on.
Chuck then went to bullfighting school to learn the basics and started bullfighting at junior high rodeos, then high school, college, and then open rodeos. Chuck then got his PRCA card at the age of 21. He went to plenty of rodeos during his rookie year, then got the call to work the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Vegas. Not everyone can do this job, but Chuck can’t imagine a different career path.
Justin Rumford, a Rodeo Clown sensation, entered the rodeo business at age six and never left. Justin Rumford is a third-generation rodeo cowboy and one of the top barrelmen in the PRCA. Before becoming a clown, Rumford competed successfully at the college and professional levels. His career shifted when a clown could not make it last minute in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, so he stepped in. Justin loved it so much that in 2011 he decided to pursue being a rodeo clown full-time. Since then, he has won many awards, including ten-time PRCA Clown of the Year.
PRCA RODEO CLOWN
The first time Boyd Polhamus was paid to announce a rodeo was in 1985, at age 19. It was his hometown college rodeo in Uvalde, Texas. No one could have predicted the next three-and-a-half decades.
The following summer of 1986, Boyd received his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) membership. By 1990, at age 25, he was selected to work his first National Finals Rodeo (NFR). In the next 30 years, he would be on the announcer podium at the NFR 26 times. Plus, he served a year as Production Manager of the NFR and a year as General Manager of Production of the same event.
Almost all of Boyd’s schedule includes rodeos he has been announcing for ten years or more. “Yes, being hired back is the greatest compliment you can be paid, just hopeful each rodeo I announce is a better rodeo than the years before.” said Polhamus. “I try to help them getter better as a production and a business enterprise,” he continued. “I don’t want to only be paid a fee for my service as an announcer, I want to help the venue in any way I can.”
The rodeo industry has noticed. He’s a three-time Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Announcer of the Year. He’s been the PRCA’s Announcer of the Year four times, and received the Lane Frost Memorial Award for his dedication to the sport.
Working closely with the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo committee, Binion has helped us grow rodeo fans and ratings. The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has relied on the great management and grade-A stock provided by Cervi Championship Rodeo. The key to his success in growth and popularity is entertainment. Being a former trick rider himself, Binion understands how to grab the audience’s attention with adrenaline-pumping openings and perfectly-timed performances to bring it all together.
CERVI CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
Named NFR pickup man seven times and voted Pickup Man of the Year twice, PRCA cowboys recognize that Chase has a hand at getting to riders quickly and helping them down safely. Chase ensures that all of Cervi’s Champion Rodeo stock is treated with the best care possible in and out of the arena.
PRCA PICK-UP MAN