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Highlights

42 Years in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association – Gold Card Member............... 1974 – 2016

PRCA Comedy Act of the Year Nominee.................................................................................................. 2013

Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals, Clown, Barrelman and Specialty Act.................... 2013

IFR43 Specialty Act....................................................................................................................................... 2013

IFR42 Contract Acts Showcase – Barrelman Champion, 1st time for a Trifecta Win........................ 2012

IFR42 Contract Acts Showcase – Dress Act Champions presenting “The Muttley Crew”............... 2012

IFR42 Contract Acts Showcase – Comedy Act Champion - “Kitty The New Garbageman’s Nightmare”. 2012

Chris Shivers Invitational Miniature Bull Riding Championships – Clown, Barrelman, Specialty Act 2011

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Comedy Act of the Year Nominee..................... 2011, 2012

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Dress Act of the Year Nominee.......................... 2011, 2012

British Columbia Rodeo Association Finals – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act. 2004, 2008, 2011

America’s Got Talent, Season 5, Third Round, Vegas, the only animal act in Vegas Round......... 2010

IFR40 Contract Acts Showcase – Dress Act Champions presenting “The Muttley Crew”............... 2010

International Indian Finals Rodeo - Clown, Barrelman and Specialty Act.......................................... 2009

Cody Hancock Invitational Bull Riding, The Legends Ranch, Las Vegas.......................................... 2009

PRCA National Finals Rodeo – Featured Specialty Act Performer...................................................... 2006

First Comedy Act to perform during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Several Firsts in NFR History......... 2003

PRCA National Finals Rodeo – Opening Ceremonies – Specialty Act Performer............................ 2000

PRCA Comedy Act of the Year Nominee....................................................................................... 2003, 2004

Coors Man in the Can – Top Ten Finalist..................................................... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Seven PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeos - Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act

Badlands Circuit Finals.................................................................................................................... 2006

California Circuit Finals................................................................................................................... 2004

Turquoise Circuit Finals........................................................................................................ 2003, 2014

Mountain States Circuit Finals........................................................................................................ 2002

Columbia River Circuit Finals......................................................................................................... 2001

Prairie Circuit Finals......................................................................................................................... 1999

Sierra Circuit Finals.......................................................................................................................... 1998

PRCA Executive Council Contract Personnel Chairman......................................................... 2005 - 2007

PRCA Executive Council Contract Personnel At Large Director............................................. 2005 - 2007

PRCA National Convention Committee Chairman..................................................................... 2006 - 2007

PBR World Freestyle Bullfighting Championship Finals Barrelman – Las Vegas, NV.................... 2004

PBR World Freestyle Bullfighting Championship Qualifying Round Barrelman – Fresno, CA

PBR World Freestyle Bullfighting Championship Qualifying Round Barrelman – Albuquerque, NM

PBR Bud Light Cup – Series Barrelman – 7 Seasons................................ 1994, 95, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02

CCPRA Finals – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act.................................... 1992, 93, 94, 95, 98, 2009

California Rodeo Salinas Freestyle Competition Bullfight Barrelman.......................... 2003, 2005, 2006

Manitoba Cowboys Rodeo Association Finals – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act.................. 2006

West of the Rockies Canadian Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Circuit Finals.............. 2004

Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act - First Circuit Finals in Canadian Professional Rodeo

British Columbia Bull Riders Association Finals – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act............... 2008

Wild Rose Rodeo Association Finals, Alberta, Canada – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act... 2008


 

Highlights Continued

IFR36 Contract Acts Showcase - Comedy Champion presenting “A Garbage Man’s Nightmare”. 2006

IFR36 Contract Acts Showcase – Dress Act Champion presenting “The Muttley Crew”................. 2006

IPRA Northeast Region Finals – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act.............................................. 2001

Bull Riders Mania Hall of Fame Inductee – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania............................................... 1999

PRCA Gold Card Member – Age 40........................................................................................................... 1998

IFR28 Contract Acts Showcase - Comedy Champion, 3rd in Dress and Barrelman.......................... 1998

Junior Grand Nationals – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act....................................... 1993, 94, 95, 97

NPRA Finals – Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act................................................................. 1993, 1999

IPRA Western Region Contract Act of the Year............................................................................ 1993, 1994

IPRA Western Region Clown of the Year.................................................................................... 1992, 93, 94

CCPRA Clown of the Year.......................................................................................... 1992, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97

IPRA Western Region Finals – Clown and Barrelman................................... 1991, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98

Youngest PRCA Rodeo Clown / Bullfighter in the Nation...................................................... age 16, 1974

Visual media credits

RodeoHouston Intercollegiate Invitational Rodeo Pay Per View......................................................... 2005

Documentary: CMT’s Most Shocking: Stomped and Gored................................................................. 2004

PBR World Championship Bullfighting Finals – Las Vegas, NV......................................................... 2004

PBR World Championship Bullfighting Qualifier – Fresno, CA........................................................... 2004

PBR World Championship Bullfighting Qualifier – Albuquerque, NM................................................ 2004

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo DVD Set: Disc One............................................................................. 2003

Viva Las Vegas Highlight Film, Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.................................. 2003, 2004, 2005

Off The Exit with Mitch Skaggs, Wind Sky Productions.......................................................................... 2004

Feature Story – Bert Davis Rodeo Clown, KTSM TV – El Paso, Texas................................................ 2004

PBR Bud Light Cup Events – Numerous Cities.......................................................................... 1994 - 2002

Documentary: National Geographic’s Dogs with Jobs........................................................................... 2002

Feature Story – PBR Barrelmen: Bert Davis and Flint Rasmussen..................................................... 2002

Trans America Investment Company Photo Shoot................................................................................. 1997

“LIFE’S LITTLE INSTRUCTIONS” Greeting Card Cover Photo............................................................. 1993

Rodeo Associations Worked

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA), Professional Bull Riders Association (PBR), Senior Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), California High School Rodeo Association, International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA), North American Bull Riding Association (NABA), National Federation of Pro Bull Riders (NFPB), World Cup Bull Riding, California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CCPRA), Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association (LRCA), British Columbia Rodeo Association (BCRA), British Columbia Bull Riders Association, Manitoba Cowboys Rodeo Association (MCRA), Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA), Wild Rose Rodeo Association, Hispanic Rodeos, Wild West Shows, Open Bull Ridings, Junior Rodeos, and Special Events.

General Background

Forty years as a rodeo performer. Rodeo bullfighter at age 16 (1974), working with senior clowns/bullfighters, then performing as a clown and bullfighter alone culminating as an award winning Comedy Barrel Clown and Specialty Act utilizing animal and comedy routines working rodeos, bull ridings, and special events in Forty-Three States, Five Canadian Provinces, and Australia.Program Info

Bert Davis, The Coppertown Clown - The CLOWN WITH ALL THE DOGS!!!

 

Sit yourself down, and prepare to be entertained! Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown is here! He's armed with a wacky sense of humor and a wonderfully trained group of dogs and performing in front of a large rodeo crowd is 'old hat' for this veteran entertainer, rodeo clown, barrelman and specialty act. His stage is a rodeo arena and his cast of players bark and howl; his quick wit, award winning comedy routines and ability to interact with a crowd offers up the promise of tear rolling laughter for his audiences.

Bert Davis, often dubbed the "Clown with all the Dogs" reached the third round in the TV show: America's Got Talent (2010); they were the only animal act to make it to Las Vegas. Known as the "Muttley Crew" this act features 10 rescue dogs, adopted by Bert and his wife, Frannie, all of whom are superbly trained tricksters. His great dogs were recognized by National Geographic in 2002 in a television documentary titled: "Dogs with Jobs", and Bert has appeared in numerous PBR telecasts and the CMT documentary: "Stomped and Gored", plus a variety of other television features.

 

Davis has been working in the rodeo business since 1974, beginning his career at age 16, as the youngest bullfighter in the nation; that was the start of a noteworthy career that has brought a long list of awards and honors for Davis. He has been selected three times to perform as the featured act at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Nevada with his amazing dog Kelsey. They were the first comedy act to perform during a National Finals Rodeo performance. Bert and Kelsey were nominated for the PRCA Comedy Act of the Year Award several times. Bert has worked seven PRCA Circuit Finals in the last ten years as the Clown, Barrelman, and Specialty Act: Sierra, Columbia River, Prairie, Mountain States, Turquoise, California, and Badlands. Bert has been a PRCA Gold Card member since 1998. In 2010, Bert and the Muttley Crew won the International Contract Acts Showcase Dress Act Competition which makes four championship titles at that event. Now in January 2012 Bert and his "Kids" have achieved rodeo history once again. At the Contract Acts Showcase in Oklahoma City, Bert won the Barrelman Competition, The Muttley Crew won the Dress Act competition, and Bert with Kitty performing "The Garbageman's Nightmare" won the Comedy Act competition. This is the first time in Showcase history that one person has won three titles, a Trifecta win!!

 

While Davis is a courageous and hilarious performer; it is his numerous dogs that truly endear him to the spectators. Those sidekicks, with their high energy antics make Bert, the Coppertown Clown, one of the best and most-traveled animal specialty acts in the industry. They have gained international notoriety by performing in five provinces of Canada, 41 different States and in Australia.

 

Not much can throw a funnyman who has faced rampageous bulls on a daily basis for the past 38 years. What keeps this extremely courageous and hilariously talented performer going those thousands of miles, year in and year out? Well, it comes from the heart; Garth Brooks sings "It's the roar of the Sunday crowd" in Rodeo. But for Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown, it is the roar of any crowd.

Rodeo Personnel
For the past 38 years these are the people that I have had the pleasure of working with.
Stock Contractors Announcers Bullfighters & Clowns Specialty Acts
5m Rodeo Company Bobby Rose Aaron Ferguson Lance Brittan (John, Amanda & Lynn Payne)
Andrews Rodeo Al Parsons Aaron Hargo Lance Mcilvain All-American Cowgirl Chicks
Bar T Rodeo Alan Moorhead Al Sandvold Lance White Beth Brown
Barnes Prca Rodeo Anthony Lucia Alex Zarate Leon Coffee Binion Cervi
B-D Rodeo Barney Sheridan Allan Olson Lloyd Ketchum Blake & Kerri Goode
Beard Rodeos Barry Bodine Allen Dessel Louie Jones Bobby Reid
Berger Rodeo Benje Bendele Andrew Gust Luke Kraut Cassie Horner
Beutler & Gaylord Bill Adams Andy Burelle Mac Barry Cati Mccray
Beutler Bros. And Cervi Bill Hankins Arron Loewe Mark Gill Connie & Tad Griffith
Big Bend Bill Kehler Barry Johnson Mark Weber Dan Mcintosh
Big Country Rodeo Billy Don Cash Ben Lee Marshal Johnson Dick Cory
Big Stone Rodeo Bob Chambers Bill Lane Marty Martak Duane Madson
Borba & Sons Fighting Bulls Bob Feist Billy Hamilton Matt Lucking Flying Cosacks
Bo's P-9 Rodeo Bob Tallman Blue Jeanes Matt Merritt Francisco Zamora
Broken Arrow Bob Ward Bobby Morrison Mick Thompson Gene Mclaughlin
Broken Heart Rodeo Bobby Edmonds Brad Knifong Mike "Poof" Wentworth Jerry Wayne Olson
Brookman Rodeos Boyd Polhamus Brandon Davis Mike Anderson John Harrison
Burns Rodeo Brandon Bates Brandon Dunn Mike Copley Karla Vold
C+ Rodeo Brett Gardner Brandon Mcclure Mike Gotham Kellie & Kim Walter
Calgary Stampede Chad Nicolson Brian Potter Mike Griffin Larry Lewis
Casper Baca Charlie Throckmorton Brian Ranse Mike Irelan Leon & Vicki Adams
Cervi Championship Rodeo Cheyenne Pipkin Bronc Ladue Mike Matt Madison Mcdonald
Christensen Bros. Chip Ridgely Bryan Hope Miles Hare Melissa Navarre
Circle A Rodeo Chris Pyle Bryan Wooley Paul Bonds Mike Matt
Classic Pro Rodeo Clem Mcspadden Bryon Mcnair Quirt Hunt Montie Montana
Corey & Hurst Cotton Yancey Bud Bentley Randy Wright Nikki Cammaert
Coyote Hills Fighting Bulls Coy Huffman Cade Burns Reese Anglin Norman Sinclair
Coyote Hills Rodeo Curt Robinson Casey Smith Reno Rosser Paige Callaway
Cwt Rodeo Dave Martin Casey Walker Richie Collins Raelynn Armstrong
Dakota West Dave Poulsen Casey Wells Richie Lanzer Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls
Dave Martin David Mcmahon Charles Sherman Rick Chapman Rodney Hayes
David Bailey Rodeo David Sharp Chris Aman Rick Moffatt Roger Mawson
D-H Cattle Doc Boene Chuck Henson Ricky Franks Ryder Kiesner
Diamond G Don Gay Cliff Maxwell Roach Hedeman Shane Karson
Diamond X Rodeo Don Harrington Cody Hunt Rob Smets Shawn Brackett
Don Jacobs Don Jesser Colby Gines Rodie Cox Shelby Cummings
Double J Doug Mathis Cory Brooks Ron Kersey Staci Anderson
Double R Rodeo Doug Young Cory Walls Ron Monahan Susan Karson
Ernie Treadway Dr. Lynn Phillips Craig Davis Ronnie Sparks Tammie Doutt
Flying 5 Rodeo Duane Peters Craig O'conner Rooster Kersten Teresa Karson
Flying U Ed Kutz Craig Stevens Rory Meeks The One Armed Bandit & Company"
Four L Rodeo Company Emery Erickson Curt Anderson Ross Hill The Thurston Gang
Four Star Rodeo Gary Gross D.C. Cogburn Rowdy Barry Thomas Garcilazo
Franklin Rodeo Greg Simas Dale Mccracken Roy Call Tim Lepard
Frontier Rodeo Hadley Barrett Dale Woodard Ryan Brown Tommy Lucia
Gene Allen Rodeo Howdie White Dan Mcnair Ryan Heiser Troy Lerwill
Girletz Rodeo J.W. Kinder Dan Toothaker Sam Gress Vince Bruce
Gold Buckle Rodeo Jake Grossmiller Danny Newman Scot Mcclain Willard Powell
Golden Eagle Jay Harwood Darrell Diefenbach Scott Allerdings
Golden State Rodeo Jerry Todd David Rutherford Scott Byrne
Great West Rodeo Jody Carper Dawson Northcott Scott Cameron
Grit Rock Rodeo Joe Braniff Dennis Halstead Scott Dill
Growney Bros. Joe Scully Dennis Johnson Scott Ramsey
H.D. Page Joe Warner Don Freouf Scotty Spencer
Harper & Morgan John Shipley Don Griggs Sean Haralson
Harry Vold Johnny Pope Don Shepherd Shad Chrisman
Hart-Bar Justin Mckee Don Yates Shane Anderson
Harvey Northcott Kedo Olson Donnie Landis Shane Dunnam
Hemstead Rodeos Keith Dinwoodie Donnie Smith Shane Simpson
Herrington Cattle Kelly Kenney Donnie Sparks Shannon Rohr
Howell Rodeos Kyle Shobe Donny Castle Shawn Mcnair
J Bar J Rodeo Les Mcintyre Donny Green Shorty Gorham
J.R. Drake Les Ohlhauser Donny Martin Steve Wangler
Jeff Robinson Bulls Mark Northall Doug Avila T.J. Baird
Jk Rodeo Company Matt Mcgee Doug Dahl Ted Groene
Joe Kelsey & Son Mel Lambert Doug Ellis Ted Kimzey
Joe Simon Rodeo Company Michael Brems Doug Forzani Tim Jackson
John Rattary Rodeo Mike Bonds Doug Munsell Tim O'conner
Judah Sliker Bulls Mike Mathis Dustin Adams Tim Rogers
Kesler Championship Rodeo Mike Ramsey Dustin Brewer Tim Vredenburg
Kesler Rodeo Monty Stueve Dustin Nelson Timber Tuckness
Kevin Rich Pete Logan Dusty Duba Toby Bates
Klein & Sons Rodeo Pete Montana Dusty Essick Travis Byrne
Korkow Rodeo Phil Berman Dusty Herbert Travis Scharnberg
Lazy Hk Racer Botkin Dusty Myers Trevor Bott
Lone Star Rodeo Randy Corley Dusty Tuckness Trevor Mora
Lynn Productions Randy Schmutz Dwayne Hargo Troy Lerwill
Matt Dejon Randy Taylor Earl Call Wacey Munsell
Mc Kay Rodeo Company Reed Flake Eric Layton Wade Kunze
Misner & Sons Rick Ward Flint Rasmussen Wayne Kroll
Mjm Rodeos Rob Emery Frank Newsom Wick Peth
Mo' Betta Rodeo Rob Smets Gene Moses Wilbur Plaugher
Mosbrucker Rodeo Robbie Thomas George Doak
Outlaw Buckers Robert Wheat George Kinter
Pinz Rodeo Roger Mooney Gerald Byrne
Piranha Productions Ron Lillard Greg Crabtree
Powder River Rodeo Rorey Lemmel Greg Rumohr
R.S.C. Rodeo Inc. Russ Warren Herbie Chisan
Rafter G Russell Green Ike Pryor
Rafter H Rodeo Sam Howry James Pierce
Rafter P Rodeo Scott Allen Jason Davidson
Rawhide Rodeo Scott Grover Jeff Franks
Ray Hicks Skeebo Norris Jeremiah Adams
Robbie Montgomery Steve Goedart Jeremy Muntz
Rocking A Steve Kenyon Jerry Mariluch
Rosser Rodeo T.C. Long Jerry Norton
Roy Carter Bucking Bulls Ted Dwyer Jess Griffin
Roy Honeycutt & Sons Terry Taillon Jesse Byrne
Rumford Rodeo Tim Fuller Jesse Markle
Russell Rodeo Tony Acland Jesse Tennent
Salt River Rodeo Tyson Pietsch Jesse Vick
Sankey Rodeos Vic Carman Jimmy Anderson
Sierra West Rodeos Wayne Brooks Jocko Hutchinson
Silverado Rodeo Wayne White Joe Baumgartner
Slash T Rodeo Wayne Wise Joe Butler
Southwick Rodeo Wes Cummings John Beck
Spur Productions Will Rasmussen John Rusinek
Sutton Rodeos Zeb Bell Jon Taylor
T.N.T. Bullridings Zoop Dove Jory Vine
Taylor Made Bulls Josh Rivinius
Terry Williams Justin Hawks
Three Hills Rodeo Kaleb Barrett
Triangle T Keenan Vine
Wayne Vold Keith Morris
West Coast Rodeos Kelly Jennings
Western Rodeos Kenny Watson
Western Trails Kevin Ellis
Photo Credits
Andy Watson Greg Westall
Bob Vestute Jack Rosebush
BobWagner James Fain
Brenda Allen James Svoboda
Carol Cowan John Sweeney
Curt Allen Kay Levie
Curt Robinson Loren Hall
Dan Hubbell Mike Copeman
Dana Zielke Ric Anderson
Dudley Barker Richard Levine
Eugene Hyder Richard Squire
Foxie Photo Rodney Temples
Gary Jensen Walt Vortmann
Greg Peterson Wilson Photography
A Clown's Prayer

Dear Lord,

Help me create more laughter than tears, disperse more happiness than gloom, spread more cheer than despair.

Never let me grow so big that I fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.

Never let me forget that I am a clown...that my work is to cheer people up, make them happy, and allow them to forget momentarily all the unpleasant things in their lives.

Never let me acquire financial success to the point where I will discontinue calling upon my Creator in the hour of my need or acknowledging Him in the hour of my Plenty.

Amen

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