2006 Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo - Expo Center of Taylor County - Abilene, Texas - A Tribute to the Singing Cowboys

2006 Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo

Expo Center of Taylor County - Abilene, Texas

October 19-21, 2006



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Dave Appleton

Dave Appleton

Australian-bred Dave Appleton, a superstar on the professional rodeo circuit, arrived in America with nothing but a suitcase, a saddle and a goal - to be the world champion all-around cowboy. He reached his goal nine years later when be became the first Australian and first non-American to win a world rodeo championship. Currently, he is the color commentator on Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie’s Day at the Races.


Wayne Buck

Wayne Buck

Wayne Buck is a retired auto dealer for Texas and Oklahoma. He was a team roper for 30 years. Wayne was a champion roper in the Ben Johnson Pro Celebrity Rodeo in Las Vegas in 1993 and the Autism Round-up, 1994.


Tuffy Cooper

Tuffy Cooper

Tuffy Cooper is a member of the PRCA since the beginning. He's a champion roper and father of Roy Cooper and grandfather of Clint and Cliff Cooper, up and coming young ropers. He lives in New Mexico.


Eddie Crowe

Eddie Crowe

Eddie and his wife, Sharri, own and operate Stoneridge Farm, a Quarter Horse breeding and training facility located in Haskell, OK. They presently stand Docs Strawboss, a son of Doc Bar and a grandson of Leo. Eddie also designed and markets the Freightliner Sports Chassis - the ultimate Cowboy Cadillac.


Alvin Davis

Alvin Davis

Alvin Davis is a horseman, educator, promoter, cowboy poet, author and motivator. He has had successful careers as an owner of a Western wear business and as the director of the "Ranching Heritage Center" in Lubbock, Texas. In 1990 he founded and continues to serve as the director of the popular and respected National Cowboy Symposium. The NCS may be best compared to a 10-ring circus, something no one has yet had the nerve to try. Yet year-after-year Davis organizes and brings off one of the most extensive programs on the Western scene. During most daytime hours of the NCS, there are six to ten events going on. Cowboy poetry in one area. Storytelling in another. Historical papers in another venue. Cowboy music on the outdoor stage or one of the other areas. Horse shoeing demonstrations. cook offs. And on and on the list goes.


Buff Douthitt

Buff Douthitt

Professional cowboy, Buff Douthitt, a New Mexico native (Hagerman) and Santa Fe resident, taught actor Emilio Estevez how to ride a horse, in “Young Guns.” Douthitt was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on October 21, 2001.


Debbie Garrison

Debbie Garrison

10 Time qualifier at the Women's National Finals Rodeo in Team Roping. Listed as one of the "Most Notable Women of Texas".


Gary Gist

Gary Gist

For more than three decades, native Californian, Gary Gist, has been the producer of fine custom award buckles. Gary was the youngest cowboy to join the RCA-PRCA at age 12. As a result of wining numerous trophy buckles, Gist knew he could create a better quality buckle that every cowboy would want to wear. Over the years, Gist has expanded his vision and along with sons, Branden and Chad, he designs an extensive line of buckles, jewelry, bits and spurs.


Wesley Glover

Wesley Glover

Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at six months of age, Wesley overcame great odds and grew up roping, eventually becoming a champion at all levels of competition. He has been in numerous commercials, including Coors Light, Foster's Beer, and Texas Lottery. His film credits include True Women and Home Fries. Since his wife is a cancer survivor, this event is extra special to him.


Ping Gough

Ping Gough

Cutting Director for the Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo.


Lari Dee Guy

Lari Dee Guy

Lari Dee Guy is an 11 time American Juniors Rodeo Association Breakaway Roping World Champion. She has won numerous AJRA World Championships in Goat Tying and Team Roping. She is a 2001 Windy Ryon Memorial Breakaway Roping Champion and 2003 Team Roping Champion.


Monty 'Hawkeye' Henson

Monty 'Hawkeye' Henson

A 14-time qualifier for the NFR, winning four Average titles on his way to three World Champion Saddle Bronc Riding World Championships. “Hawkeye” was one of the most colorful rodeo competitors in the 70s and 80s. His flamboyant riding style, ending each successful ride with a “flying dismount,” and eagle feather in his hat made him a fan favorite. Mr. Henson is a Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, rodeo commentator, and entertainer, currently working in the movie industry.


Steven Herl

Steven Herl

Steven Herl, Farrier and Working Cowboy. He will be on call for farrier work during the Rodeo. Steven has been a farrier for 25 years and has worked cattle ranches most of his life. Steven and his wife Sandra live in Valley View, Texas where Sandra runs Double H Agency.

Steven Herl Website


Eddie Hinton

Eddie Hinton

Top Team Penning Champion and former Baltimore Colt. In 1970, he caught 47 passes for 747 yards and played for the Colts in Super Bowl V when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys. Hinton will be remembered for years to come as being the answer to the trivia question, "Who caught Johnny Unitas' last pass of his career for a 68 yard touchdown in Memorial Stadium in 1972?" President of Colts Development, Inc. and speaker for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a competitor in Team Penning in TPA and USTPA sponsored events. Eddie Hinton's life experiences and strategies for tackling life's choices, challenges and changes are contained in his inspirational biography, "Locker Room to Board Room."


Bobby Hunt

Bobby Hunt

NCHA Board of Directors, NCHA & NRCHA Show Judge, AQHA Judge, 20 year supporter of the Ben Johnson Pro-Celebrity Rodeo.


Kelly Kimbro

Kelly Kimbro

Born and raised on a working cattle ranch in SE Arizona, Kelly is a full time participant in the ranching operation and a licensed guide for mountain lion and deer. She was chosen to represent Sturm Ruger as the “Ruger Girl” in print ads and is in her 18th year with them. Her work in the entertainment industry has included commercials, feature films, and television including, Desperado, Madhouse, Third Degree Burn, Young Riders, Unsolved Mysteries, Arizona Dreamers, Ruby Jean and Joe, and Terminal Velocity. She and husband, Kerry, have a daughter, Mackenzie.


Kerry Kimbro

Kerry Kimbro

Kerry was a committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was a co-Chairman for the Houston Ben Johnson Pro-Celebrity Rodeo and was the 1990 Team Roping Champion there. Kerry’s introduction to the entertainment industry was as an actor in Terminal Velocity and Ruby Jean and Joe. He lives in Arizona with his family.


Diana McNab Mahan

Diana McNab Mahan

The word that best describes Diana is "versatile!" She is a motivator, communicator and educator in the areas of sports psychology, sports nutrition, wellness, and peak performance living. She has been involved in professional sports for the past twenty years. Diana is now currently residing at Saddle Soar Ranch where she has her own consulting business and teaches university courses and host corporate and personal wellness retreats.


Larry Mahan

Larry Mahan

One of rodeo's all-time greatest cowboys, Larry Mahan. Larry Mahan was born on November 21, 1943 near Salem, Oregon. As a teenager, he won the Arizona State High School All-Around Championship. Larry started rodeoing hard in 1964 and made it to the finals in the bareback bronc event. He learned to fly and got his own plane so he could get to more rodeos. He won the saddle bronc event in 1965 and the bull riding in 1967. His All-Around Cowboy titles are for 1966-1970 and 1973. No one has yet won more all-around titles than Larry, but Tom Ferguson and Ty Murray have equaled it.


Christie McClary

Christie McClary

Thirty two year young Christie was born and raised in the small beach town of San Clemente, California. Born with a deep love for horses she was fortunate enough to grow up showing hunters and jumpers. When she turned 20 she was bitten by the “roping bug”… so she started to learn to rope and competed in some USTRC ropings. Christie has done a bit of catalog modeling for women’s western wear catalogs. In the spring of 2005 she moved to Sanger, Texas with her husband, Ty O’Neal McClary where she raises and trains quarter horses and travels on the PRCA rodeo circuit with her wonderful husband, Ty.


John Miller

John Miller

John Miller is a PRCA World Champion Team Roper not once but twice. He is also the winner of the prestigious National Finals Rodeo Average. John was an original inductee into the Cowboy Hall of Fame when it opened in 1980. He shares this honor with his Uncle, the world famous Ben Johnson, who is not only a world champion but also the only World Champion Cowboy to also win an Academy Award.

John Miller Website


Bill Montin

Bill Montin

P.R.C.A. cowboy 30 years, Auctioneer, Livestock producer for Silverado, appeared in Big Bad John & Dark Before Dawn.


Randy Moore

Randy Moore

Randy Moore is a veteran steer roper who has won or placed at the major steer ropings in the US, including King Merritt Memorial, Ben Johnson Memorial, Windy Ryon Memorial, Cheyenne Wyoming State Fair, Vinita Oklahoma, etc.

He is the Founding President of the Seniors Champion Steer Ropers Association. The Senior Ropers have participated at Cheyenne Frontier Days for twenty years.

Randy is a ranch realtor and lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas.


Jerry Nalls

Jerry Nalls

Jerry's face may not be familiar outside the roping world, but along with his friend Ben Johnson, they founded the Ben Johnson Celebrity Rodeo to benefit children's charities twenty years ago. The event has raised over two million dollars. Jerry is still very active in several roping and rodeo associations.


Billy O'Neal

Billy O'Neal

Actor and Stuntman, Bull Rider and Team Roper. Billy has appeared in the Honkers, JFK, and Recoil, Texasville, Walker, Texas Ranger, as a truck driver in Baja, Oklahoma, in the Dallas Reunion, Holiday in Your Heart on ABC, Cadillac Jack, Shadows on the Wall, and more. His skills include, Team Roping, Bull Riding, Swimming, Hunting, Basketball, Riding Horses, Wagon Driver, Carpentry, Volleyball, and Fishing.


Wayne Purser

Wayne Purser

Wayne has been a supporter of the Celebrity Rodeos for many years. The saddles that he has donated for the Ben Johnson Pro-Celebrity Rodeos have raised over $200,000 for children’s medical research. Wayne is a Champion Team Roper, so watch for him at The Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo.


Cliff Teinert

Cliff Teinert

Cliff Teinert is on the Advisory Board of the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Teinert was born in Copperas Cove and grew up near Giddings. His German forebears came to Texas in 1854, and adapted their native cooking methods to the plentiful beef supplies they found in Texas. That led to big family gatherings to enjoy barbecued beef. And Teinert’s secrets about how to cook perfect beef cuts were handed down to him from his grandfather and father. He has a best-selling book out, a recent collaborative cookbook with Bill Cauble, “Barbecue, Biscuits & Beans”.

Dan Willis

Dan Willis

Dan Willis, cowboy, poet and storyteller was Farm and Ranch director at KCEN TV in Waco, Texas for eight and a half years. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2002. Dan is also an auctioneer and announcer at many southwestern livestock sales, horse shows and rodeos.


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