New Voice To Announce Wild Horse Stampede
This year’s Wild Horse Stampede will have someone new at the microphone. Will Rasmussen will have mike in hand to introduce each contestant at the rodeo performances.
This is Rasmussen’s first appearance at the Wild Horse Stampede as announcer.
Hearing his voice over the PA system is nothing new to Rasmussen, who hails from Choteau. He has been a constant at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals announcing all the excitement.
He is one of the top professional announcers in Montana and has a burgeoning resume that includes ever-expanding duties at some of the top PRCA events. In 2018, he was recognized by the PRCA as one of the top five finalists for PRCA Announcer of the Year.
Rasmussen has made an impact on the national stage, but the Treasure State native with the easy laugh and smooth voice is most at home when in the announcer’s booth during the Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, which he loves to announce.
Rasmussen has announced pro rodeos for more than 25 years, following in the footsteps of his father, Stan, who was also a longtime rodeo announcer. He annually announces more than 150 professional rodeo performances and is known for his smooth voice, deliberate delivery and vast knowledge of the sport.
Rasmussen’s trademark is his enthusiasm for the sport and his ability to involve the entire audience in each of the rodeo events. His commentary is down-to-earth, sprinkled with rodeo facts and trivia that make the show understandable and enjoyable for veteran fans and first-time enthusiasts.
“I’m committed to getting the audience totally involved in every performance,” he says.
His personal knowledge of the sport, sense of humor and timing blend together for a quality presentation that enhances the rodeo and satisfies the fans.
“I guess it’s my sense that you need more than just a rodeo,” he says. “People want to be entertained.”
Rasmussen is a fast thinker, who adjusts to the quicksilver changes of pace in the rodeo arena with humor and aplomb and is comfortable commenting on all facets of the sport.
His brother, Flint, is the famed funnyman of rodeo who now works exclusively on the Professional Bull Riders tour.