Highlights and Awards

2006 - 2008, 2010, 2012
5-Time Ontario Rodeo Association Mick Flick Award Winner - presented annually to the Cowboy most representative of the Sport of Rodeo
2004 - 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013
Ontario Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo Announcer
- 6-Time OFR Announcer
2004 - 2012
Ontario High School Rodeo Association Finals Announcer
- 9-Time OHSRA Finals Announcer
2010
International Professional Rodeo Association Canadian Finals Announcer
2008
Joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, becoming one of two Canadian Announcers and among the Industry's elite
2008
Became an Announcer for "The Greatest Show in Motorsports", Feld Entertainment's USHRA Monster Jam Monster Truck Series, announcing in front of crowds exceeding 25,000 spectators
2007 - 2008
42nd and 43rd Annual Miss Rodeo USA Queen Coronation Ceremony - mc'd pageant Contest during 3rd Performance of IFR's 37 and 38
2005 - 2008
Rawhide Rodeo Extreme Tour Finals Announcer
- 4 consecutive appearances at “the Biggest Finals on the Biggest Night of the Year”
2007
Expanded Schedule Annually and Geographically to encompass 80+ performances
spanning an area as far south as Jacksonville, FL, as west as Brookville, PA, as far East as Cumberland, ME, and as far North as Marlactic, QC.
2007
Co-Announced Two Events in English and French (Malarctic, QC and Guiges, QC)
2007
International Finals Rodeo 37 Contract Act Showcase Announcer Champion
2006 - 2007
Annual North-East Regional Invitational High School Rodeo Announcer
- featuring 5 States and 1 Province, the largest event of it's kind in North-East North America
2006
PBR Canada Rocky Cup Co-Announcer
- Active MC at the inaugural PBR events in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, PEI
2006
Harrisburg, PA Farm Show High School Rodeo Announcer
- largest high school rodeo in the North-East with over 7,000 spectators per performance

Quotables

“...a super-charged emcee...”
The Sudbury Star

“An awesome voice!! And fun to work with!!!!”
Bert Davis "The Coppertown Clown", 3x WNFR Specialty Act, Multi-IFR Showcase Champion

“...Joe is an exuberant person who adds life and character to the productions that he is working on. Joe is a talented audio engineer with a keen ear.
Joe is never at a loss for words, when I have witnessed him emcee Rodeos, Galas and the live production of the Evolution of the Horse Joe can engage a large crowd thru his welcoming verbal performance that he will inject fact, compassion and humour effortlessly into his commentary. Joe will do this while simultaneously mixing audio effects and music. Joe is a live DJ that can liven up any crowd.
It has been a pleasure to work on projects with Joe as he puts all of himself into what he does and is never shy about helping others so that the entire production may benefit. I look forward to working with Joe on future projects...”
Andrew Kitt, Shows & Events Manager at Western Fair Association

“...such a versatile MC. You rocked the cowboy race and I heard a number of people commenting on how much they enjoyed your music and commentary at the other programming as well...”Coral Defayette, Equine Expo Team Lead & Park Manager; Canada's Outdoor Shows

“...one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining announcers in the business today...”Erin Steadman, Shelburne Computers, Rodeo Sponsor

“...Everyone was very pleased & thought that you were the nicest. One grandfather told me that it was the best finals he had ever been to & your participation helped to make it successful. I knew that from the first time we talked that you knew your business & would be what I had been looking for...”Jackie Aldridge, Georgia-Florida Youth Rodeo Association

“...Your music Rocks!!!”Paul Bonds, 7-Time International Finals Rodeo Bullfighter

“...well versed, knowledgeable, witty and very sociable...”
Cheryl Bristow, Ontario Rodeo Family Member

“...one of the most professional announcers I've worked with. Always ready for any changes at any moment...”
Stephan Mesquita, Rodeo Announcer

“...one of the best in Rodeo/ Sports Announcing and Live DJ, and he does it all by himself each and every event! He knows how to keep the crowd excited, the fans and competitors dancing, and is quick with wity music and comments that make everyone smile, he surprises me every time. He is extremely knowledgeable of the sport of Rodeo as he has been the President on the Board of Directors for years of an Association in Ontario. Joe is passionate for the sport, his career and above all has the talent that should have him being hired all over North America...”
Leigh-Anne Dochstader, Public Relations and Competitor

“...passionate about what he does whether announcing a rodeo or putting together a social media campaign to promote a major event. He is well-versed in all facets of social media and communication and works tirelessly to prepare for or promote an event. He pays careful attention to detail in everything he does....”
Scott Hilgendorff, Chaplain/Director of Cowboys of the Cross

“...hope you come back to the next event! You're awesome, bro!...”Ken Eakes, Military Warriors Support Foundation

“...we definitely plan on having you back!...”Ernie Hostetter, Red-Eye Rodeo Company

“WE rocked the house!” Timmy Johnson, 2-Time APRA World Champion Bull Rider and Barrel Man

“...makes one of the most all around Rodeo personalities in the North.”Brad Bowie, Ontario Competitor

“Very fun & entertaining...I wish I rodeo'ed up there more!”Audrey Faulkenburg, Indiana Competitor

“Very entertaining and upbeat!”Lacey VanAlstine, Ontario Competitor

“...fresh and fun...”Shannon Jefferson, Miss Idaho Rodeo USA

“Extremely easy to work with...”Joe Braniff, 6 Time CPRA Announcer of the Year

“...I'd love to work with you again! That was a blast!...”Robbie Hodges, 2 Time IPRA Clown of the Year

References

  • BJ Prince, Owner
    Rawhide Rodeo Company Canada
    (705) 641-8617
  • Sam Swearingen, Owner
    Rawhide Rodeo Company USA
    (585) 315-2217