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Zach Flatt


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."


"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 third consecutive year working the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo.

Doug Mathis


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.

Kyle Lippincott

Professional Bullfighter

Born and raised in Missouri, but now resides in Prague, OK. Kyle's rodeo career started when he was three years old starting out on sheep. He won about every junior rodeo award there was to win up through the steer riding. When Kyle turned 15 he decided to try his luck at fighting bulls. He attended a practice pen week after week trying to perfect the craft of fighting bulls.Before he was old enough to get his PRCA card, he entered every bullfight he could get into. Before he was 18 he made the short round the only two times he attended the World Kyle's career took off getting the chance to work some great rodeos and bullfights including the 2016 RFD-TV The American Freestyle Bullfights and 2 straight appearances in BFO-Vegas!

Ric Andersen


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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