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Circuit News

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In this issue:

CRC Website  Changes

Due Payment Options

Upcoming Events

Tell Us What You Need and Want

Board Member Contact Info

2023 Residency Counts

Resident rodeo count stays at 15

Non-resident count raised to 21

Know your status especially if you’ve moved recently or are planning to move. Call member records with questions or concerns or let us know how we can assist.

From the Desk of the President

As we head into a new rodeo year, I want to take a moment and reflect on the changes we made in 2022 and outline the plan for how we will continue to improve into 2023 and beyond.

First, with the added money set at $4,000 per event, we finally reached a level we hadn’t seen since 2014. It is still a far cry from the $10,500 per event of 2008 but we’re working toward that goal.

Second, last year was a year of transition. There was a lot of learning involved for everyone across the board as rules and technology never sit still. So now that we’ve been able to see firsthand how it’s worked in the past, expect to see a lot of growth in 2023.

And last, but not least, our goal is to make the Columbia River Circuit a desired destination for the top cowboy talent, top contract personnel and top stock contractors across the country. We want to support our amazing rodeo committees with the tools they need to produce the best rodeos for the amazing fans our sport attracts. But this can’t happen if we don’t run a transparent circuit with communication as its foundation. We want to ensure that you, our members, feel the circuit involves you and respects your input. Reach out to ANY board member with your questions, concerns, complaints, issues, comments and suggestions. Let’s make 2023 a year to remember!       

Roll on, Brad Goodrich

Dustin’ the cobwebs off the website

We are updating the website and we need your input! We have added a member page where you can go to download the latest newsletter, request information, and pay your dues. You can also pick our brains about issues concerning your circuit challenges or, our personal favorite, make suggestions!

Pay your dues with a scan, tap, & pay

You can now pay your dues electronically with the Venmo or Cash app. You can always still send a check payable to CRC and snail mail or hand deliver to our Treasurer, Edie Longfellow at:

80781 North Ott Road, Hermiston OR 97838

or pay her at one of her rodeos so she can dazzle you with her wit! You’ll never leave disappointed!

Upcoming events around the circuit

March 25-26 Bares & Broncs Rodeo Clinic

Pendleton OR—this event is no longer taking participants for 2023 but mark it on your calendars to register those interested for next year.

MEMBERS & COMMITTEES: Donations are still needed to support the Rodeo School. Please send your donations to Edie Longfellow at the address above or consider a quick and easy donation via Venmo or Cash App with a note indicating RODEO SCHOOL.

April 5-8 High Desert Stampede

Redmond OR – Bringing you the STARS at the   High Desert Stampede! Get the nitty gritty details with the QR code or visit It’s the ONLY site to purchase your High Desert Stampede tickets.

April 8 Committee Training Boot Camp

Redmond OR – all rodeos of any shape, size, or affiliation are welcome to attend a Dumb Girls boot camp from 10-4. Hosted by the Pendleton Round-Up Committee (have they ever NOT delivered a good time?) Please scan the code for details and to RSVP. 

We want to improve how we serve the members of the circuit! Communication is the foundation, so tell us what you’d like included in the next edition!

Email your thoughts & suggestions to Allison Whitsett at: or give her a jingle at (208) 899-7683

We’re Here to serve…

The Columbia River ProRodeo Circuit Board has been selected and approved by the PRCA. Here is your list of 2023 officers, directors, & representatives and how to contact them. If you have ANY questions, concerns, complaints, issues, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on this board. We either have or can find the answers you need.

We would also like to thank the outgoing members: Tygh Campbell, Jennifer Casey, Tate Owens, and Gary Linton. Your service to the circuit was greatly appreciated. We’re sure you’ll continue doing great things inside and outside of the rodeo arena well into the future.

Next Meeting

February 7, 2023

Distribution of minutes to membership after.


President: Brad Goodrich  (541) 980-8488 

Vice Pres: Dave O’Neil  (541) 969-9301

Secretary: Allison Whitsett  (208) 899-7683

Treasurer: Edie Longfellow  (541) 571-6233


Contract Personnel: JJ Harrison  (509) 520-6110

Stock Contractor: Mike Corey  (509) 989-2688

Committee: Pete Thiry  (509) 683-3396

Riding Event: Johnny Espeland  (541) 993-4871

Timed Event: Blake Knowles  (406) 570-5887

Event Representatives:

Bareback: Trenten Montero  (775) 842-5465   

Saddle Bronc: Jesse James Kirby  (509) 995-4823

Bull Riding: Brady Portenier  (208) 880-1826

Tie Down Roping: Seth Hopper  (541) 969-8877

Steer Wrestling: Mike McGinn  (541) 403-2445

Team Roping: Jake Stanley  (541) 379-3428

Steer Roping Tom Sorey  (541) 379-0917

Barrel Racing: Rainy Robinson  (208) 870-5256

Breakaway Roping: Shayla Currin  (509) 629-0792

Contract Personnel: Marty Campbell  (541) 377-6834

WA Committee: TBD

OR Committee: Rob Moore  (541) 786-0919

ID Committee: Dave Paul  (208) 661-4353