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Past Presidents

The position of Reno Rodeo President has been held by a colorful and varied assortment of local businessmen: from doctors, lawyers, realtors, and casino owners to ranchers, printers, painter and law enforcement, the common denominator being an unbridled passion for the Reno Rodeo and its success.

While the presidency is officially a year long, culminating in the rodeo, the preparation and planning starts long before taking office. For most of these men, the journey began as volunteer, working admissions, parking, and even stalls. Working through wrangler status, becoming a director, and ultimately taking a major leadership role on the executive board, led them to the presidency.

The past presidents have their own committee, keeping many of the presidents active for years after their term of service is over. There wisdom and knowledge is sought after by those who are continuing to lead the association. In addition, they lead the charge for the museum, special projects such as the commemorative bricks, and more.
Brad Sidener
Scott Peterson 2016 
Larry Stacy 2015 
Bill Bertelson 2014 
John Tipton 2013 
Clint Thiesse 2012 
Mike Lucke 2011 
Ray Callahan 2010 
Gordie Cowan 2009 
Mark Elston 2008 
Kevin McKee 2007 
Jerry David 2006 
Wayne Lund 2005 
Tom Cates 2004 
Jim Carpenter 2003 
Garry Jackson 2002 
Steve Hunter 2001 
Mike Mentaberry 2000 
Bill Price 1999 
John Solari 1998 
Bob Martini 1997 
Joe Martin 1996 
David Cox 1995 
Dan Warren 1994 
Jon Key 1993 
Frank Cassas 1992 
Bob Lyle 1991 
Bob Britton 1990 
Steve Walther 1989 
Grant Dalen 1988 
Bob Beach 1987 
Jim Caselli 1986 
Chuck Ewolt 1985 
Tim Grinsell 1984 
Lee McKenzie1983 
Vince Swinney 1982 
Clint Wells 1981 
Jack Walther 1980 
Paul Richards 1979 
Bill Elwell 1978 
Frank Knafelc 1977 
Dom Azevedo 1976 
Frank Groves 1975 
Jack Utter 1974 
Ernie Martinelli 1973 
Jim Halley 1972 
Robert Peterson 1971 
Jack Horgan 1970 
B. Zimmerman 1969 
Harry Drakert 1968 
George Solari 1967 
Charles Mapes1966 
G. Southworth 1965 
Jack Walther 1964 
Harry Frost 1963 
Ray Peterson 1950 - 1962 
Howard Doyle 1949 
Charlie Sadleir 1935 - 1948 
For more information about the museum or Legacy Project, please contact clint@summitnv.com.

To purchase a commemorative brick or for more information, please contact gdalen2003@yahoo.com.
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