Justin Rumford is making his way back to Rapid City, South Dakota to perform at Rodeo Rapid City! The
10x PRCA Clown of the Year is excited to be performing in front of rodeo fans for the 65 th year of this
special event, and he’s bringing the laughter as always!
Rumford started his rodeo career helping the family stock contracting business, Rumford Rodeo Company of Abbyville, Kansas. He then moved on tosteer wrestling and riding saddle broncs in junior high, through high school and taking him to a full ridescholarship with Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. While competing for the
college rodeo association, he also received his PRCA card in 1998. He made four trips to the College
National Finals in both of his events and graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree. He went on to have a
great career steer wrestling in the PRCA, with many trips to the Prairie Circuit Finals. However, in 2010
Rumford knew it was time to move in a different direction. Rather than making his buddies laugh behind
the chutes, he wanted to try his hand at making the audiences laugh, and add to the entertainment of
the rodeos. He hung up his spurs and put on some baggies and clown paint, and that’s exactly what he
has been doing ever since.
Justin is now one of the most decorated entertainers in the history of the PRCA,
winning the PRCA Clown of the Year a record-breaking ten times (2012-2021), Coors Man in the Can in
2013, 2015 and 2018, and working the prestigious National Finals Rodeo in 2014 before moving on to
host his own NFR preview and live viewing show in Las Vegas. He has now added co-host to his resume
with a successful rodeo comedy podcast called “RumpChat” with his buddy Josh “Hambone” Hilton.
Rumford currently lives in Ponca City, Oklahoma with his wife Ashley, and his 9-year-old triplets, Livi,
Lola, and Bandy. “There is nothing more rewarding than being able to do what I love with my family
right beside me,” he said, “I’m living my dream!”