Professional Rodeo Announcer
Born in Arizona, Dan Fowlie knew he had an immediate love for rodeo when his mother took him to the 1968 Phoenix Jaycee’s Rodeo. It wasn’t until his college years he got the opportunity to compete in rodeo as an Eastern Arizona College rodeo contestant while studying Ag Marketing. He competed and won money in 4 out of 6 of rodeo’s toughest events. Dan has been hugely attracted to the grandeur of rodeo. Like the small child he was when he saw his first rodeo, the sport of rodeo makes him feel young at heart.
Dan began announcing at rodeo’s to subsidize his fees as a contestant. Although he still competes in the team roping at an amateur level. An injury in the steer wrestling in 1998 allowed him to refocus his rodeo efforts and channel his talent to the announcer stand. Although the demands of rodeo keep Dan on the road a lot. He really enjoys the time he gets to spend in the West Valley of Phoenix raising a family with his wife of 23 years, Annette, who also enjoys the sport of rodeo and still competes in barrel racing today. They have four wonderful children, C.J., Savannah, Macie and Sterling, all of whom compete and have won several saddles, buckles and various awards for their efforts. When not rodeo-ing, it takes the whole family to help in raising homed Corriente cattle for use in the rodeo industry.
Dan is one of less than 150 announcers nationwide with the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA). The sport of rodeo continues to keep Dan young. He believes ” being involved in rodeo has provided me the opportunity to do what I love. It’s the people that make a difference -and rodeo has the best.”
Rodeo de Santa Fe is pleased to welcome Dan back for another great year!