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2019 Volunteer Awards

Thank you to all our Volunteers! We greatly appreciate all that our volunteers do to support our mission, and look forward to recognizing them each year with a variety of awards. If you’re interested in making a difference, see more about our Volunteer opportunities here!

Rodeo Austin Staff with Top Hand Winner in arena
Rodeo Austin Volunteer Awards Winners

2019 Awards

Top Hand: Joel Anderson
Committeeman of the Year: Jason Johnson, Backstage
Most Dedicated Chair: Ricky Masters, Rodeo
Most Dedicated Vice Chair: Steven Salyers, Hospitality

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

2019 Top Committee Members

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


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We’re a nonprofit rodeo that cultivates future generations through competition and education.