stampede rodeo officials and appearances
Tyson Pietsch - Rodeo Announcer
Tyson Pietsch knew from an early age that he wanted to be a Rodeo Announcer. While attending Mount Royal College (studying Broadcasting) he participated in Bull riding practices and soon realized he was better at talking about the event then actually doing it! After college he moved back to the family farm and with the encouragement of Stock Contractor/Bronc rider (and future father in law) John Duffy he embarked on his rodeo announcing career!
Starting at 4 H achievement days, Team Roping Jackpots, Old-timer Rodeos, College Rodeos and working his way up to Professional Events, he has loved every moment. 27 years later Tyson has been heard announcing Hockey, Baseball, Football, Curling, Figure Skating, Chuckwagons and Motorsports, but always comes back to his first love - Rodeo !
Tyson still lives on his family farm with his wife of 23 years and 4 children in the Buck Lake Alberta area. He enjoys traveling with his family to rodeos throughout Alberta and BC. Tyson and his family love coming out to Williams Lake and camping for Stampede week. Tyson has been "the Voice" of the Williams Lake Stampede for 11 years.
Tyson keeps the audience informed about the events taking place inside, outside and all around the rodeo arena. A great rodeo announcer comes equipped with a sense of Humor and a wealth of knowledge to both entertain & inform rodeo fans who are veterans or 1st time rodeo attendees.
Niki Flundra offers a stunning, unique, and multiple award-winning performance with her Liberty Act. Considered to be North America's finest Professional Liberty Horse Performer and Trick Rider, this act is never the same twice! Ms Flundra's delivery of talent and ability is sure to be a performance that you will not soon forget. Niki has felt her strong connection horses develop at a very young age, beginning her trick riding as a teen and performing worldwide. She takes great pride in training her own horses and offering and sharing her equine gifts through clinics and workshops.
Jayson charters - Barrelman and Clown
He's a spark plug! He never stops moving!
Those were the words of one enthralled fan after witnessing for the first time the outrageous antics of rodeo clown Jayson Charters.
Indeed, Jayson's performances are something to behold. All energy, excitement, and eccentricity rolled into one. A chaotic blend of athleticism and hilarity that has audiences young and old splitting their sides laughing and begging for more.
Jayson Charters is beginning his seventh season as a rodeo clown. He performs his routines like a seasoned veteran, and displays the timing and savvy of one who has spent a lifetime at his craft. Jayson himself knows he has at last found his true calling. "It's my destiny" , he says. "It's where I was always meant to be. Everything in my life has brought me to this point."
Jayson Charters was born and raised in Merrit, BC and is a proud member of the Okanagan-Thompson Nation. As the only First Nations rodeo clown in BC, Jayson is very proud of that distinction, as it is very much in demand.
"Clowning allows me to express myself and my love for people." says Jayson. "I also get to demonstrate some of my talents, such as my sense of humor, my love of dancing, and my ability to be spontaneous and 'seize the moment' ".