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New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association (NMGRA)
Individual's IGRA Awards & Non-monetary contributions
Thanks to Roger Bergmann for asembleing this list
First posted Sep 25, 2017
Last update Oct-06-2017

Joined IGRA in 1986

IGRA Hall of Fame:

2011Bob Pimentel, Jr. (AGRA)
2012Brian Helander (AGRA)

IGRA Officers and Staff:

1991 - 1992Bob Pimentel, Jr. 5th IGRA President
1998 - 1999Robb Sisneros IGRA Vice-President
2005 - 2010Brian Helander 10th IGRA President
2013 - 2014Brian HelanderPublic Relations Spokesperson

NMGRA Trustees to IGRA Board:

1987Larry Lewis
1988Charles Finley
1989 - 1990Bob Pimentel, Jr.
1991Marshall Grimes
1992Glen Bullock
1993 Bob Pimentel, Jr.
1993 - 1994Murray Liddell
1994 - 1995J.R. Duran
1996 - 1997Robb Sisneros
1998Randy Roybal
1999 - 2000Michael Kaplan
2001Phil Seamster
2002 - 2004Jorge Ramirez
2005 Randy Gardner
2006 - 2009Bob Pimentel, Jr.
2010 - 2013Kelly Peebles
2014 - 2019Brian Helander

IGRA Royalty:

1991Ms. 2nd Runner UpSheryl Schelkun
1991Miss 2nd Runner UpCJ Diamond (Christopher Herrera)
1992Miss 1st Runner UpKaddie Blackwell (Patrick Neal)
1993Miss 1st Runner UpMahri LoRenz (Rob Sisneros)
1994Mr.J.R. Duran
1995Mr.Mark Burdine
1996Ms.Shugar Vigil
1997Miss 2nd Runner UpBeverly DeMarco (Anthony Da Silva)
1998MissBeverly DeMarco (Anthony Da Silva)
1999Ms. 1st Runner UpSandi Wasmund

IGRA Committee Chairs:

1987Eric SenffIGRA Convention
1989Eric SenffIGRA Convention
1991Eric SenffIGRA Convention
1989Mark MarshallMarketing/Media & Public Relations
1987Bill BaileyCredentials (Co-Chair)
1991Michael KaplanDance Rules
2000Michael KaplanFinals Rodeo (Co-Chair)
2000Mark ArnoldFinals Rodeo (Co-Chair)
1996Thom SloanFinals Rodeo
1997 - 1999Thom SloanPublic Relations Spokesperson
1996J.R. DuranMedia Relations
1998 - 1999Phil SeamsterBudget
2003 - 2004Jorge RamirezArena Directors
2003 - 2004Jorge RamirezChute Coordinators
1989Bob Pimentel, Jr.Membership/Credentials (Co-Chair)
1990Bob Pimentel, Jr.Membership/Credentials
2007 - 2010Bob Pimentel, Jr.Hall of Fame Committee
2010Bob Pimentel, Jr.World Gay Rodeo Finals
2011 - 2015Kelly PeeblesAnimal Issues & Concerns
2012 - 2013Brian HelanderMedia Relations

Certified IGRA Rodeo Officials:

1987Clay HamblenJudge
1994 - 2012Jorge RamirezJudge
1994 - 2011Jorge RamirezChute Coordinator (TGRA, GSGRA)
1994 - 2011Jorge RamirezArena Director
1995 - 1996Jorge RamirezScorekeeper
1995 - 2015Michael KaplanScorekeeper (ARGRA)
1995 - 2015Michael KaplanSecretary
1997 - 2008Thom SloanJudge (GSGRA, TGRA)
1997 - 2000Phil SeamsterChute Coordinator
2008 - 2015Timothy MillerChute Coordinator
2012Timothy MillerArena Director

Non-Certified Rodeo Personnel (i.e.: Announcers, Clowns, etc.):

None

IGRA President's Award:

1998Thom Sloan
2008Bob Pimentel, Jr.

The Wayne Jakino Western Lifestyle Award:

None

IGRA International Award:

1997Thom Sloan
1998Robb Sisneros
1998, 2012Michael Kaplan

IGRA Director's Award:

1991Les Harris
1994Ron Bzdok
1994Perfecto Padilla
1994, 1997Robb Sisneros
1995, 2007C.A. Bolivar
1995, 1996Mark Burdine
1995J.R. Duran
1995Michael Kaplan
1995, 2007Bill Morris
1997Anthony DaSilva
1997Angela Romero
1997Phil Seamster
1997Carl Welder
2000Mark Arnold
2007Bill Morris
The Director's Award was discontinued after 2008.

IGRA Trustee's Award:

1994R. Jerry Anaya
1994Ken Badsgard
1994Thom Sloan
1994Leish Weger
1995Terry Bartlett
1996Shawn Eddings
1997C.A. Bolivar
1997Ian McCart
1997Bill Morris
1997Sheri Ralston
1998Anthony DaSilva
1998Andee Henderson
1998Michelle "Mike" Mooney
1998James Jenkins Jr.
2002Phil Seamster
2007Diane "Craze" Vosseller
2012Shelda Wilde

IGRA's "World Gay Rodeo Finals" Rodeo Directors:

1996Thom Sloan
2000Mark Arnold and Michael Kaplan
2009Bob Pimentel, Jr.

NMGRA's "Zia Regional Rodeo" Rodeo Directors:

1991Eric Senff
1992Charles Finley and Bob Pimentel, Jr.
1993Bob Pimentel, Jr.
1994Larry Hill
1995Thom Sloan
1996Mark Burdine
1997Randy Roybal
1998Carl Welder and Thom Sloan
1999Mark Arnold
2001 - 2002Greg Baczek
2003Becci McCarty
2005Randy Gardner
2006 - 2007Jeff Lowe
2008Bob Pimentel, Jr.
2010 - 2013T.C. Watkins
2015 - 2016Will "Wilma" Lann
2017

IGRA Men's World Gay Rodeo Finals Buckle Winners:

1986 Barrel RaceDale Young
1986 Pole BendingDale Young
1987 Barrel RaceDale Young
1987 Pole BendingDale Young
1987 Flag RaceDale Young
1992 Flag RaceR. Jerry Anaya
2006 Barrel RaceWill Lann
2008 Steer DecoratingWill Lann
2009 Barrel RaceKen Badsgard
2010 Wild Drag RaceBrian Helander
2011 Breakaway RopingGreg Begay
2011 Steer DecoratingBrian Helander
2012 Chute DoggingBrian Helander
2012 Team Roping HeaderMarcus Begay
2012 Steer DecoratingKelly Peebles
2012 Steer DecoratingMarco Terrazas
2013 Chute DoggingBrian Helander
2013 Breakaway RopingWilma Lann
2015 Rookie of the YearSammy S.
2015 Goat DressingBrian Helander
2015 Steer DecoratingBrian Helander

IGRA Women's World Gay Rodeo Finals Buckle Winners:

1994 Calf Roping on FootLeish Weger
1995 Flag RaceLeish Weger
1995 Calf Roping on FootLeish Weger
1998 Pole BendingSheri Ralston
1999 Pole BendingSheri Ralston
1999 Breakaway RopingRenita Encinias
2000 Chute DoggingAndee Henderson
2000 Pole BendingSheri Ralston
2001 Steer RidingRenita Encinias
2001 Pole BendingSheri Ralston
2003 All Around CowgirlRenita Encinias
2003 Breakaway RopingRenita Encinias
2004 Barrel RaceTeri Hibben
2006 Breakaway RopingBernice Reeve
2006 Team Roping HeaderRenita Encinias
2007 Wild Drag RaceWilma Lann
2007 Wild Drag RaceCraze
2008 Steer RidingRenita Encinias
2008 Breakaway RopingRenita Encinias
2009 Chute DoggingCraze
2009 Flag RaceBernice Reeve
2009 Team Roping HeelerRenita Encinias
2010 All Around CowgirlRenita Encinias
2010 Pole BendingTeri Hibben
2010 Team Roping HeelerRenita Encinias
2013 Pole BendingRenita Encinias
2015 Chute DoggingShelda Wilde
2015 Breakaway RopingBernice Reeve
2016 Calf Roping on FootShelda Wilde
2016 Team RopingRenita Encinias