Bucks For The Brave
Wade Middleton is the President and Co-Owner of CarecoTV, one of the leading outdoor media production companies in the nation. He’s the host or co-host of the following television programs sponsored by Record Rack®: Whitetail Diaries, Deer Gear TV, and Americana Outdoors.
Originally from Oklahoma, the now-Texan has been involved with several non-profit organizations that are involved with programs close to his heart that help promote conservation, youth in the outdoors, as well as creating opportunities for everyone to share his passions of fishing and hunting.
Like Gordon, Boyd had great success as young as six-years old. Like Gordon, Boyd’s family moved their entire family just to provide a better racing environment. Like Gordon, Boyd won a number of races and championships before their teenage years. Boyd won an amazing 12 World Karting Association (WKA) Championships. Spencer Boyd competed full time in 2018 driving the No. 76 Grunt Style Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Spencer finished fourth for most popular driver in 2018, his rookie season. For his 2019 campaign, Spencer is racing for Young's Motorsports, a Chevrolet team, in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series driving the No. 20 Chevy Silverado. He continues to raise awareness for military Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT's and all service men and women while chasing his dream of someday racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Dakota Eldridge is a professional rodeo cowboy who competes in steer wrestling, tie down roping & team roping. Born and raised in the small town of Elko, Nevada; Eldridge was extremely active in rodeo, roping and living the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. Dakota has 2 WNFR Average Titles and has won four major rodeos already in 2019. He is currently 12th in the PRCA World Standings and moving up! When Eldridge gets a break from rodeo, he is an avid outdoorsmen; hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, skiing, and just about anything else he can find to do outside with his family & friends. In 2012, Eldridge even won the Steamboat Springs Cowboy Downhill skiing competition!
Tyson Durfey grew up in Savannah, Missouri, training horses and ranching with his dad and brothers. "My Dad, Roy, roped in the PRCA, and then when he quit, he started ranching and riding calf roping horses. My whole family, including my older brothers Travis and Wes, roped calves." At nine years old, Tyson competed in his first rodeo, and when he turned 18, he was on the rodeo circuit by himself. "Dad had trained a couple NFR horses so I had always been around those guys; it was always my dream to make it to the WNFR."
This phenomenal rodeo athlete brings fire to the arena like no other. Tyson's PRCA career began in 2003 and through the years, he has evolved into one of the top professional Tie-Down Ropers with over 1 million dollars in career earnings. Tyson is the 2016 World Champion Tie Down Roper, 2015 Houston Rodeo Winner, three time Canadian World Champion (the first ever non-Canadian resident to achieve this feat), winner of "The American" Rodeo in 2014, and nine trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Tyson's talent speaks louder than words. His time in the spotlight has helped Tyson has become a house hold name among rodeo fans.
Tyson's inspiration doesn't stop in the arena. His generous heart offers support to many charitable foundations, including those focused on Breast Cancer research. In the past years, Tyson has offered a percentage of the prize money he won during the NFR to these organizations. This cowboy also has a strong business mind, with extensive experience in public speaking and business relations.
There is a sweet, southern charm about Heith DeMoss, but they don’t call him Danger for nothing.
He may be an 8x Wrangler National Finals Saddle Bronc Qualifier, 3x Reno Rodeo Champion, 2015 RNCFR Champion, 2014 RodeoHouston Champion, but most importantly he's a husband and a father who calls Heflin, Louisiana home.
He never opts for the safe way to ride, always gives 110% percent and loves the horses who bring the same to the eight second contest. The dream and love for bronc riding has forever earned his living and fed his sweet, young family.
Heith DeMoss lives in the grace that comes with knowing that every day is a gift and every moment an opportunity to share that gift.
There’s nothing in this world that compares to witnessing an artist completely absorbed in his God given talent. It’s like seeing hope, dreams and answered prayer come to life before your very eyes. Heith DeMoss has a way of inspiring us to be braver, work harder and live life on purpose.
Heroes come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Heith DeMoss may be a hero in bronc riding nation, but to him that is no comparison to a true hero, the American Veteran. Heith is proud to be an ambassador of Unite for the Brave.
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Keith Warren is an icon in the outdoor industry and a devoted conservationist. He has been producing and hosting television shows specifically geared to outdoorsmen since 1984 and has appeared on numerous networks including Outdoor Channel, ESPN, ESPN 2, Sportsman Channel, and Pursuit Channel. Keith currently hosts The High Road with Keith Warren and Deer & Wildlife Stories with Keith Warren, nationally broadcast on the Pursuit Channel. Keith has produced and hosted seven award winning television series and over 1,200 episodes of outdoor television, more than any other outdoor host. When not on the road producing shows, Keith is busy speaking in front of thousands of sportsmen annually at store appearances, outdoor consumer shows, conservation gatherings and charitable organizations. These events allow Keith the opportunity to be well connected and maintain a strong relationship with his viewers.
Legendary bullfighter Shorty Gorham, best known for his cowboy protection at PBR events, is reviving the forgotten sport of American freestyle bullfighting and creating a new generation of super star athletes with the formation of Shorty Gorham’s American Freestyle Bullfighting.
Gorham has been fighting bulls for a quarter of a century and as his own career in the arena nears its end, the formation of AFB is a natural progression for the California native, who makes his home in Cotulla, Texas. Building on his own name recognition, Gorham looks to capitalize on his decade of fighting bulls at the elite televised level of PBR competition, where he also serves as a television commentator for CBS and CBS Sports Network.
As much as American freestyle bullfighting is a premiere western sport, the AFB is an extreme sport pitting one freestyle bullfighter against a Spanish fighting bull in a matchup best described as “The Most Dangerous Dance On Dirt.” The AFB is the ultimate salsa dance with one man and one animal alone in an arena in a matchup of skill, finesse and athleticism versus power, size and ferocity.