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Our Crew

Stock Contractors

John Growney & Tim Bridwell For decades, John Growney has taken great pride not only in hiring great people but also in molding young and talented individuals into some of the greatest pick-up men, bull fighters and contract personnel professional rodeo has known. The current roster maintains that same level of pride and professionalism as years gone by. Tim Bridwell knows first-hand of the opportunities presented by the rodeo business and has used them to grow his bucking horse herd into one of the nation’s most renowned programs in rodeo. Not only has he won the coveted “Remuda of the Year Award” in Professional Rodeo, he has also been a 2-time winner of the “Top Bareback Horse” at the famous Calgary Stampede and a finalist for top bucking horses at the Wrangler National Finals on several occasions. Using his past experiences and successes with his horses as a guide, he is currently in the process of building a equally respected bull herd to continue the company’s high standards of excellence.   Tim’s wife, Haley, began 20 years ago, as a rodeo secretary for her Dad’s rodeo company, Rumford Rodeo, in Kansas. She has since become one of Pro Rodeos top secretaries winning the PRCA Secretary of the Year Award 8-times. On top of her responsibilities as the main secretary for Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeos, she also provides secretarial services to major rodeos such as Cheyenne, WY, Pendleton, OR and Ellensburg, WA. In the couples’ spare time, they devote themselves to their 6 children who range in age from 4 to 14.

Pick Up men

Matt Twitchell Hailing from the great state of Utah, Matt and his wife, Molly have become mainstays on the West Coast with Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo. Starting in 2010 as a full time pick-up man for the firm, Matt has been selected multiple times to the California Circuit Finals Rodeo and is returning to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2015 for his second appearance. He was also nominated by his peers for the PRCA’s inaugural Pick-Up Man of the Year Award. Mitch Coleman Ranch raised in Molalla, OR, Mitch has worked around the Growney Rodeos since he was a little boy.  After successfully mastering competition events in high school, Mitch took on a new challenge as a bull fighter.  However, after suffering a severe knee injury in 2014 during the rodeo in Clovis, California, he turned his concentration back to working solely as a pick-up man. Bob Marriott Bob Marriott has long been involved in the rodeo business. After competing in the bareback riding in the 80’s, Bob naturally transitioned into a pick-up man as his competitive years came to a close. He worked for a number of famed stock contractors before becoming a full-time pickup man for Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo. He is a 4 time WNFR pick-up man and maintains his position at prestigious events such as Pendleton, OR and Cody, WY

Bull Fighters

Eric Layton Eric was born and raised in Eureka, CA. He came to work at Growney Brother’s in 2005 as an aspiring bull fighter. At the time, Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Joe Bumgartner was in the prime of his career and took Eric under his wing molding Eric into one of the nation’s top professional bull fighters. However, Eric’s skills go far beyond cowboy protection. Tim O’Connor As a young boy Tim was inspired to become a bull fighter by his uncle who was working for Growney Brothers at the time. He fullfilled those aspirations and 13 years ago became a Professional Bull Fighter. Through Joe Bumgartner he met Eric and the two became friends. Both traded work references for each other. Eric joining Tim at the rodeo in Reno, NV and Tim a full time position with Growney Brothers. Tim has been part of the Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo family for the past 6 years

Timers

Our cast is not complete without the true, behind the scenes gals.  Sherry Gibson, Diana Alexander and Molly Twithcell handle the majority of timing duties for Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo,  Sherry is a 3-time WNFR timer and been choosen for the Ram National Circuit Finals as well.  Diana has long been a member of the Growney & Bridwell firm as she served as Judy Ackley’s assistant for many years.  While Molly is fairly new to the timing duties, she is eager to become the best timer she can be.  Molly was selected to the Wilderness Circuit Finals.  She is also learning the secretarial end of the job too.
To Be the Best, Surround Yourself with the Best!
© Growney Brothers & Bridwell Pro Rodeo
To Be the Best, Surround Yourself with the Best!

Our Crew

Stock Contractors

John Growney & Tim Bridwell For decades, John Growney has taken great pride not only in hiring great people but also in molding young and talented individuals into some of the greatest pick-up men, bull fighters and contract personnel professional rodeo has known. The current roster maintains that same level of pride and professionalism as years gone by. Tim Bridwell knows first-hand of the opportunities presented by the rodeo business and has used them to grow his bucking horse herd into one of the nation’s most renowned programs in rodeo. Not only has he won the coveted “Remuda of the Year Award” in Professional Rodeo, he has also been a 2- time winner of the “Top Bareback Horse” at the famous Calgary Stampede and a finalist for top bucking horses at the Wrangler National Finals on several occasions. Using his past experiences and successes with his horses as a guide, he is currently in the process of building a equally respected bull herd to continue the company’s high standards of excellence.   Tim’s wife, Haley, began 20 years ago, as a rodeo secretary for her Dad’s rodeo company, Rumford Rodeo, in Kansas. She has since become one of Pro Rodeos top secretaries winning the PRCA Secretary of the Year Award 8-times. On top of her responsibilities as the main secretary for Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeos, she also provides secretarial services to major rodeos such as Cheyenne, WY, Pendleton, OR and Ellensburg, WA. In the couples’ spare time, they devote themselves to their 6 children who range in age from 4 to 14.

Pick Up men

Matt Twitchell Hailing from the great state of Utah, Matt and his wife, Molly have become mainstays on the West Coast with Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo. Starting in 2010 as a full time pick-up man for the firm, Matt has been selected multiple times to the California Circuit Finals Rodeo and is returning to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2015 for his second appearance. He was also nominated by his peers for the PRCA’s inaugural Pick-Up Man of the Year Award. Mitch Coleman Ranch raised in Molalla, OR, Mitch has worked around the Growney Rodeos since he was a little boy.  After successfully mastering competition events in high school, Mitch took on a new challenge as a bull fighter.  However, after suffering a severe knee injury in 2014 during the rodeo in Clovis, California, he turned his concentration back to working solely as a pick-up man. Bob Marriott Bob Marriott has long been involved in the rodeo business. After competing in the bareback riding in the 80’s, Bob naturally transitioned into a pick-up man as his competitive years came to a close. He worked for a number of famed stock contractors before becoming a full-time pickup man for Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo. He is a 4 time WNFR pick-up man and maintains his position at prestigious events such as Pendleton, OR and Cody, WY

Bull Fighters

Eric Layton Eric was born and raised in Eureka, CA. He came to work at Growney Brother’s in 2005 as an aspiring bull fighter. At the time, Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Joe Bumgartner was in the prime of his career and took Eric under his wing molding Eric into one of the nation’s top professional bull fighters. However, Eric’s skills go far beyond cowboy protection. Tim O’Connor As a young boy Tim was inspired to become a bull fighter by his uncle who was working for Growney Brothers at the time. He fullfilled those aspirations and 13 years ago became a Professional Bull Fighter. Through Joe Bumgartner he met Eric and the two became friends. Both traded work references for each other. Eric joining Tim at the rodeo in Reno, NV and Tim a full time position with Growney Brothers. Tim has been part of the Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo family for the past 6 years

Timers

Our cast is not complete without the true, behind the scenes gals.  Sherry Gibson, Diana Alexander and Molly Twithcell handle the majority of timing duties for Growney Brothers and Bridwell Pro Rodeo,  Sherry is a 3-time WNFR timer and been choosen for the Ram National Circuit Finals as well.  Diana has long been a member of the Growney & Bridwell firm as she served as Judy Ackley’s assistant for many years.  While Molly is fairly new to the timing duties, she is eager to become the best timer she can be.  Molly was selected to the Wilderness Circuit Finals.  She is also learning the secretarial end of the job too.