You can see Roger's Grand Marshall buckle on the buckles page under 1995, near the end of the row
Roger Bergmann was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana where he began going to rodeos while still in grade school. At about the age of ten, Roger would sneak out to the holding pens where he would walk the top of the fences between the bucking horses and bulls; then watch the rodeo from the contestant area right above the bucking chutes; and eventually jump into the pens to help sort the roping calves into the proper running order.
At the age of 22 Roger moved to Bishop, California in the "High Desert" of the Eastern Sierras, In 1980, Roger began attending the annual Reno National Gay Rodeo, where in 1984 he met Al Bell who is one of the founders of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association (GSGRA).
Al soon had Roger signed up as a Charter Member of GSGRA. At the second annual GSGRA rodeo (L.A. Rodeo '86), Roger noticed a sign-up sheet for people interested in becoming certified as a rodeo judge for the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Under the guidance of Casey Jackson, Roger was soon certified and judged his first IGRA rodeo at Dallas in November 1986. It was about this time that Roger also became active as a contestant at a few of the rodeos.
Since that first judging experience, Roger has judged over half of all IGRA rodeos, including all but one of the IGRA Finals Rodeos. Roger was Chairperson of the Judges Certification Committee from 1987 to 1991, and in 1988 he attended a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association judges training in order to improve his own judging skills and techniques for training others. After moving to the Los Angeles area in 1989, Roger became more active in the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of GSGRA. In 1992 he was Rodeo Director for the L.A. RODEO, and he was Assistant Rodeo Director for the '93, '94, and '95 rodeo productions.
At the Eighth Annual IGRA Convention in 1992, Roger was elected to be the 6th IGRA President. He was reelected in 1993 and again in 1994, and will complete his third term on October 31, 1995· During his terms of office five new IGRA Member Associations have been formed, and eight new rodeos have joined the IGRA circuit. Roger states: "This growth has been achieved because of the hard work of many dedicated individuals. Rodeos happen because of the many men and women contestants that want to enjoy the action of the events and the camaraderie of others. But the rodeos would not occur without the many volunteers that help put it all together, and the spectators who come to enjoy all of the festivities."
Rogers' activity in gay rodeo has never been slowed by the fact that he has never owned a horse, so if you would like to become an active participant in gay rodeo, don't hesitate any longer!!
Roger in our Hall of Fame
WHAT AM I SAYING?? I must have been brain dead to transcribe this one!!
Did I have one too many??
Oh, that's right, it was 15 too many....
Sally the Snoop (And Friends)
Welcome once again my little poopie scratchers, to YET another episode in the never ending search for POOP! and boy do I have some this time!
First of all, PAT where are you? We miss you! Your new "partner" TERRY is a snot-nosed little bitch! By the way, TERRY, did you get that nasty rash cleared up yet?
Did everyone have fun at Trilogy? Good Gawd girls, Sally is still trying to recuperate! Disco here, disco there, everywhere! And talk about a nasty hangover after those beer tasting parties. Hic! Hic!
Drag tip of the week: If you are going to show up for a show totally UNINVITED, and the other performers are nice enough to let you perform, don't be such a bitch, AND don't pocket your tips if it is a benefit! Green doesn't blend in with black (even if you thought you were clever stuffing the moolah down your bra!).
Hey Sugar! Rumor has it that you have a birthday coming up real soon. C'mon honey, cut the crap: you can't possibly be turning "40" AGAIN!
Is everyone ready for the International Gay Rodeo Finals?
So, Connie Chung. You just couldn't stay off of the airwaves, could 'ya honey? Remember when she used to anchor the CBS evening news? Well, now she is a spokesmodel for KYGO Radio, TV commercials!!!
Is it true that the lovely Miss Christina Lee Austin is auditioning for a spot as a backup dancer for none other than Brown "I'm 40-something" Sugar? You better work, BITCH!
Congratulations to Miss Wissper: she raised all that money for the AIDS projects at her Trilogy Teaser Show and wasn't even there to perform (she claims to have been sick, but we think she was at the bath house). Maybe you should book another show and stay home! (Just kidding!)
Heard that at CMC's turnabout show, one of the queens lost her skirt during "The Rose"! Maybe next time you should perform "The Tulips"! Also was that you DJ Robear, in the beaded gown? That must explain why you didn't mail me a music review for this issue. My Gawd! We created yet another monster!
Seems that one of the managers at a certain Colfax bar has had his pussy cat following him to work! Girl what have you been doing to it at home?
Has anyone checked out the Leather Nights at the Match on Mondays? Guess all the action is up on the balcony and right outside the beer coolers! Up-down. Up-down. Up-down. Which one do you choose?
Hey Tony, we are confused. Do you work at the Dogpound or at Snatchfakers?
Well my little super-duper-pooper-scoopers, once again it's time to say goodbye, Until next time play safe and remember: It's not the color of your hair that counts, it's the number of frequent flyer miles you have at the clinic (huh, Terry?)!!!