Josh Edwards, 39, has been a pick up man for Vold Rodeo Company since 2008. His wife Kristy, cares for their two sons, and manages their automotive service business, so that he is able to rodeo part time. As a member of Screen Actors Guild, Josh has performed stunts in many feature films and currently has two national commercials. He also is an accredited pilot, and enjoys flying as much as his busy schedule allows. He resides in Terrell, Texas with his family.
Pick Up Man
Dalton, 26, has grown up around the Vold Rodeo Company. He was six years old when his dad, 6-time NFR pick up man, Billy Ward, along with his mother, rodeo timekeeper, Marlo Ward, started touring with the Vold Rodeo Company. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dalton remains in pursuit of his dream, of one day being selected as a pick up man for the National Finals Rodeo. His excellent horsemanship and work ethic has made him a valuable member of the Vold Rodeo Company.
Livestock Supervisor/ Flankman
Fred Boettcher 43, made a name for himself in the rodeo world, riding bulls . The Wisconsin raised cowboy had to travel many miles while competing, to qualifiy for 6 Nationals Finals Rodeos. After retiring from competition in 2008, he continued his involvement with the sport, by serving as the Bull Riding Event Director, and also on the Board of Directors for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association until February, 2017. Boettcher still continues to manage the Extreme Bull Riding Tour, sanctioned by the P.R.C.A. , while traveling with the Vold Rodeo Company as the Livestock Supervisor/ Flankman.
Pick Up Man
Ty Atchison 33, earned his nickname “Cowboy Ty” from his lack of conforming to the modern day cowboy appearance so many men his age have adopted. A NFR qualifier in the saddle bronc riding , he also competed in the tie down roping and team roping in college. A graduate from a University in Tennessee, Ty has shelved his degree to pursue his passion in the rodeo arena. No longer competing, he has cultivated his natural talent to become an accomplished pick up man.
MIKEY JO DUGGAN
Mikey Jo was destined to a life in rodeo. Her dad was an accomplished steer roper, her mother still an active rodeo secretary. Both her brothers maintain rodeo participation in the production field. Mikey, a graduate from Tarleton State University, has used her career as a rodeo secretary to fulfill her love of travel, and takes advantage of her “off days” to sightsee and visit national landmarks. Realizing the value of this opportunity, she archives her travels on film, And has won several awards for her photos.
Tyson Twitchell, 30, is a new father, and learning to balance family and his love to rodeo. He has built a knife building business and also a name for himself shoeing horses from his Laramie Wyoming home. This also allows him to help Vold Rodeo Company on a regular basis. Accomplished bullfighter, he shoes all the saddle horses for the rodeo company, and can flank the bucking horses when needed. Chosen by his peers as a bullfighter for back to back Mountain State Circuit Finals In 2017 and 2018.
Fern 34, a Colorado native, has an undeniable passion for horses. So, it has worked out well for both her and Vold Rodeo that she lives only 7 miles from their ranch. She is able to raise her 2 children, work a part time job, and also play a valuable role in the day to day chores and responsibilities of caring for the livestock of Vold Rodeo Company. On occasion she is able to make a few appearances at the various in-state rodeos that Vold Rodeo produce, and is always a welcomed asset.
Southeast Colorado raised, Dick Carroll, has been working with Vold Rodeo for almost a decade. As a professional truck driver, Dick has been a valuable asset, hauling bucking horses, bulls, and timed event cattle to all of Vold’s major rodeos. In 2019, Dick increased his involvement in the rodeo company, by taking charge of the timed event roping box. An avid team roper himself, Dick brought expertise and efficiency to the timed events, during rodeos, with his involvement.