Since 2010: The Western States Ranch Rodeo Association started for one reason: to allow the full time and the average day working cowboy, working men and women, to have an opportunity to compete in sanctioned ranch rodeo events.
He is one of the new owners of the WSRRA!!
Rick Maestrejuan grew up in Winnemucca, Nevada. He worked at a saddle shop learning about leather work and saddle making until he started working on remote ranches in Humboldt County. He managed several ranches while having a small leather shop in his home. In 2009 he left ranching to work in his leather shop, Ricardo’s Saddlery, full time and began making saddles.
He and his wife, Rene’, have been married for 42 years. They have two sons, Teo and Martin. Teo married Sarah Heitman and they have two daughters, Jalee and Deni. They currently ranch in Jordan Valley, Oregon. Martin lives in Wilder, Idaho on his small alfalfa farm. He is a journeyman electrician and insurance adjustor.
Rick became associated with the WSRRA when Chris Bengoa asked him to help judge the first WSRRA NFR in 2009. At that time, Marc Page, the owner of the WSRRA commissioned him to design and build some of the awards. He has continued building awards along with judging, being a chute boss, on the Board of Directors, Vice-President of the association and now one of five of the new owners of the WSRRA!
My husband, David and I, live in Utah. David is a CPA, and I am a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty. We have been blessed with five children and 11 grandchildren. I was raised in Nebraska, Colorado and California. I have been riding, training, and competing on horses since I was 7 years old.
In high school I was an active member of my FFA, and in StarValley, WY I was the Leader of our horse 4-H horse project group. As a mom, I have spent countless hours on the road for High School Rodeo, Rodeo’s and Horse Shows with my daughter.
I am a proud member and Secretary of the Backcountry Horsemen of Utah-Mountain Ridge Chapter. My grandfather was on the Sheriff’s Posse in Big Bear, CA.
Last year I was asked to join the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Posse which I am happy to do in memory of my grandfather. I am proud to represent our men and women of the Sheriff’s Department and Unified Police.
When the opportunity to become an owner of the WSRRA was presented, I was happy to join with Ricardo Maestrejuan, Naomi Loomis, Brandon Nuffer and Kevin Cooley to work together as the WSRRA Board.
She is one of the new owners of the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association.
I am proud to be a part of the WSRRA and look forward into meeting you on the 2022 WSRRA Rodeo Trail.
I am original from Wyoming but married a Nebraska Cowboy! My husband, Cody and our four kids, Cade (19), Kason (17), twins (11) Ryder & Reata, own a cow-calf operation in the Sandhills of Nebraska. We also raise a few Quarter Horses and working dogs.
I fill my days chasing kids, cattle and dreams.
I am also the manager for a feedstore in Bridgeport, Nebraska. Please stop by Double A Feeds if you go thru town.
In my spare time, you can find me horseback.
I am passionate about keeping the ranch rodeo traditions alive.
Brandon is one of the new owners of the WSRRA.
Brandon was born and raised in northern Nevada on a ranch near Denio by Rob and Delia Nuffer along with his brother, Jared. Brandon left the ranch to go to college and rodeo. Shortly after the move he started a steel fence business which evolved into Nuffer Fencing LLC. Brandon travels the western states building corrals and arenas. He met his wonderful wife Katie on a trip home for a wedding and they moved back to Winnemucca, Nevada where they have raised two daughters Gemma (11) and Ruby (9). Besides fencing, Brandon team ropes and shoes horses. Brandon is always busy and doesn’t do well with down time.
Brandon loves ranch rodeo and had competed in them for many years until the WSRRA asked him to be a flagger for the Western State Ranch Rodeo Finals. Brandon has been the flagger and judge for the WSRRA finals for eight years.
Brandon is very excited to see how far and how great this association can be.Brandon wants to continue with the traditions of ranch rodeo with you; the Cowboys and Cowgirls and keep ranch rodeoing a way of life and fun for all.
I am proud to be a part of the WSRRA. I am happily married to my wife Sherri and have four amazing kids, niece, daughter-in-law and grandsons, Cheyenne(28), Joshua(27)(Kayla,26), Amanda(20), Sami(17), Savanah(2), Noah(2), and Isaiah(1).
I am the director at Cowboys with a Mission in Meeteetse Wyoming. I also stay busy with a podcast called A Cowboy Connection Podcast, announcing rodeos and ranch rodeos, running some cattle, raising a few good horses and chasing kids around. Cowboys with a Mission is a Christian Bible school and mission sending organization. We focus on training and sending to share the Gospel to horse people around the world, including North America, Mongolia, Central Asia, and Central and South America.