Announcer, Bullfighters, & Barrelman
Bull Fighter – Erick Schwindt
I grew up in a little town called Lyons, in the mountains of Oregon. I have a wonderful family, my mom Kim Schwindt, dad Kevin Schwindt and my older brother Billy Schwindt; they have all supported me from the start. I played sports since I was little. Growing up, I didn’t really have any intent of getting into the rodeo business. That changed when my older brother started riding bulls. That made me want to try the sport, but after I did, I knew it wasn’t for me. I still spent lots of time around rodeos; watching my brother ride and my buddy Jesse Tennent fight bulls. At 13 I was inspired to try bullfighting; I knew it was for me, I loved it! I then attended a Danny Newman bullfighting school in Pasco WA.
After fighting bulls for about 10 years, I decided I wanted to take my career to the next level. Attending a Rob Smets bullfighting school in Coulee City WA Along with my fellow bullfighting partner Logan Blasdell, we were taught the correct fundamentals of fighting bulls. Rob invited myself and my best friend Logan to go to Livingston TX, for a bullfighting protection match and freestyle competition. Rob has been the best mentor, friend and teacher a young bullfighter could ask for. Rob also helped us take our careers to the next level. I earned my PRCA permit in Sept of 2011.
Announcer – JimBob Custer
JimBob Custer comes from the well-known Custer rodeo family of Wickenburg, Arizona and is a retired professional rodeo cowboy of 21 years. He has been involved in all aspects of rodeo as a participant, judge, announcer/commentator, instructor, and event producer, having produced over 150 events as co-owner of Custer Bros. WOW Rodeo Company. When it comes to rodeo, there isn’t much, if anything, that JimBob hasn’t done.
Announcer (PRCA, NPRA, PWRA, ICA, Coastal Farm & Ranch Challenge of Champions Tour), NPRA Finals Announcer (2022 & 2021); Finals Chute Boss/Arena Director (2019), Coastal Farm & Ranch Challenge of Champions Finals Announcer (2022 & 2021); Finals Judge (3 yrs) • Judge (PBR, PRCA, NPRA), 12 yrs Pro Official (Judge); 8x World Finals Judge – PBR (Professional Bull Riders), Commentator for CCT Finals on The Cowboy Channel (2022), Radio Broadcast for the Pendleton RoundUp (2021), Ford Pro Rodeo Series (2001-05), NARC World Finals (1995), and Rodeo Video Magazine (1993-98), Co-Owner (w/ brother Cody), Custer Bros. Way Out West Rodeo Company (1995-2008), nstructor, Custer Elite Bull Riding Schools, Sankey Rodeo Schools, Custer Rodeo Schools (1988-present)
NPRA Announcer of the Year (2021) , NARC World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, 2x PBR World Finals Qualifier, 4x Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo Qualifier, 3x Turquoise Circuit Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, 18x Turquoise Circuit Finals Qualifier, NHSRA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider
Current Member: PRCA, NPRA, ICA, PRCA Gold Card Holder, Past PBR Shareholder, In addition to his rodeo activities, JimBob is passionate about sharing his faith in Jesus Christ, and educating and mentoring youth on the dangers of addiction.
JimBob has officiated Celebrations of Life, weddings, conducted televised interviews, emceed award ceremonies, deejayed at several events, spoken at numerous church services, youth camps, schools, and other venues. JimBob now calls Washington State home where he resides with his wife Mardi. He has six children and eleven grandchildren. JimBob currently announces rodeos and bull riding events all around the Northwest where his love for the sport is evident.
Clown & Barrel Man – Danger Dave
Danger is a professional rodeo clown from East Helena, Montana. He has been entertaining crowds ever since he graduated from Carroll College 14 years ago. He has been from one end of the country to the next entertaining at rodeos, bull ridings, and western events along with acting in movies as Danger Dave! He is a father of two beautiful girls, Annabelle and Milly, and they live in Western Montana where they farm and ranch on a small scale. Danger has been a Top 5 finalist for comedy act of the year in the PRCA, a 3 time PRCA circuit finalist, a 7 time Indian National Finals Rodeo entertainer, and a Professional Bull Riders entertainer. His energy, quick thinking, and comedy will keep you laughing all weekend!