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Zach Flatt

Professional Bullfighter

Making his second appearance at the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo, from Ada, Oklahoma, meet the 2016 world freestyle champion and 3 time Salinas Bullfighter Zach Flatt.

"I'm 30 years old and have been fighting bulls 8 years. I rode bulls for 4 years prior to that. If there's a fish in the water I'll catch it and I have the most awesomest dog named Hank, he even has a facebook."

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"Jersey" Jake Ostrum

Music Director

Growing up on the East Coast in Woodstown, New Jersey, Professional Rodeo Music Director Jake Ostrum’s love of America’s original sport of rodeo began at a young age. Jake has been a part of pretty much every aspect of rodeo. From announcing to actually producing his own rodeo events. He began his professional rodeo career in 2010 as a music director and has since built a library of music of every genre that is second to none. His songs and his ability to know just when to play them provides a level of entertainment that has been enjoyed around the Pro Rodeo world at events like The New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo, Kansas Largest Night Rodeo, and the Black Hills Stock Show just to name a few.

Matt Tarr

Professional Rodeo Clown/Barrelman

Growing up around rodeo and livestock all his life, rodeo has always been a natural fit. At the very young age of 3, Matt started roping and always knew his life would be rodeo. Fighting Bulls walked him into what God's true calling for him would be... a rodeo clown and entertainer.

With his quick wit and passion for making people smile and laugh, he has become someone to watch both in and out of the arena.

This is Matt's 4th consecutive year working the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo. Matttarrrodeoclown.com

Doug Mathis

Announcer

Raised in a ranching family outside Cleburne, Texas, Doug never dreamed that rodeo would be his life's calling.A member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, since 1995, Doug Mathis is ranked as one of the top announcers in the country.
In a career filled with highlights, including the 2005 Dodge National Circuit Finals in Pocatello Idaho and the 2009 National Finals Steer Roping, Doug has acquired a resume' that will rival all other competitors.

Cody Emerson

Professional Bullfighter

Originally a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Cody now resides in Marble Falls, Texas. He obtained a BS Degree in Agriculture Business from Arkansas State University. Cody exemplifies good morals and character in and out of the arena with the support of his loving wife Sierra. With over 12 years of bullfighting experience he has amassed numerous achievements such as becoming the 2015 Salinas California Freestyle Champion, 2018 Bullfighter of the Year Nominee and was crowned the 2012 World Champion Freestyle Bullfighter with many more accomplishments under his belt. We are proud to welcome him to the Tingley Coliseum this year.

Ric Andersen

Photographer

Ric has over 20 years of experience in Pro Rodeo. His accomplishments are 2016 PRCA Photographer of the year. 6x Work the WNFR, 9x official photographer for the Turquoise Circuit, a 2x Official for the RNCF.
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