With a 2000-pound bull bearing down on you, it helps to have a sense of humor. It also helps to have a barrel to
hide in. Slim Garner is a second generation clown, who started clowning around when he was 17 years old. He has
been traveling coast to coast full time since 1997, but has been a rodeo clown for a total of 22 years.
He obtained his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Card in 2000, and travels to 30 to 40 rodeos a year. Slim
has a large
variety of rodeo acts to keep the crowds entertained. Anything that is loud and catches the crowds attention is
Slim took some time off from rodeo clowning to attend Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas where
obtained his Associates degree in Animal Science. He came to miss the rodeo arena, and found out where his true
passions lie, that is entertaining people.
Slim likes to ride horses, rope, and help his dad on the ranch in his spare time. He also likes to see what
inventions he can come up with so that his rodeo acts can be better and the crowd will always be entertained.
Slim gets a huge thrill just stepping into the rodeo arena. He loves what he does and lives out his dream
for his rodeo fans.
JJ Grew up in the small town of Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian Border. He found an interest in rodeo in
high school, which led to his being on the
Washington State University Rodeo team. "Go Cougs".............
I tried all events but Bull riding was what I really loved... but due to the fact I'm a big sissy... I stuck
with Roping" He found success roping but laughs
off his career to a really fun road trip.
JJ has taught middle school for 8 years and enjoys every second he spends with kids. "I never want to grow
and the best way to do that is hang with kids." JJ has been to over 120 rodeos performances in only 3 years
He has become one of the most sought after rodeo clowns in the Northwest and shows no signs of stopping. If you
want high energy and constant entertainment in your arena...this is the guy. "I always worry that people
someday realize...it's not an act....it's just who I am...."
Rowdy Barry loves his jobs. All of them.
Rowdy Barry is one of the most well recognized bullfighters in professional rodeo. He's been selected to keep
bull riders safe at the most prestigious rodeos in the United States and Canada. He's also a well-respected
cowboy artist, a family man and the owner of Wild R Ranch.
"I tried riding bulls for a while, really tried a lot more than I actually rode. I started fighting bulls
in the practice pens and one thing led to another and it evolved into a great career." That career has
lasted for 20 years, and isn't over yet. Barry has been a consistent fixture at some of the best rodeos in the
country. He appears annually at well known rodeos like the Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nevada, the El Paso Rodeo in
Texas, the Sisters Rodeo in Oregon, and the Horse Heaven Round Up in his hometown of Kennewick, Washington.
"We are athletes," Barry says of the rodeo profession he has loved since 1986. "I enjoy what I do
and I do
it with a smile. I hope that's contagious. I do what I do because I love it, and I've always taken loving what I
do to heart and have tried to live my life that way."
He lives with his wife Laura Lee who works as Lady Wrangler and two children, daughter Clay Noel and son Miles
Rowdy in Kennewick, Washington. You can learn more about Rowdy Barry by logging on to his website,