Broc Cresta, Petaluma, Calif.
Each of the last two ProRodeo seasons, Broc Cresta has shown the world his tremendous talent as a team roping-heeler, qualifying for the 2011 and 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
That’s just the culmination of a lifetime lived around the world of rodeo. You see, Cresta’s grandfather, Bill Cresta, has been a steer wrestling hazer and owner who had Hanks Bar Binion, the 1993 PRCA/AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year. Hank was ridden by four-time world champion Ote Berry, a ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee.
This past December, Cresta and his partner, Spencer Mitchell, placed in four NFR go-rounds, including the 10th-round victory. In all, Cresta left Las Vegas with $28,704. At the 2010 championship, Cresta and Turtle Powell placed in five rounds and finished fifth in the average race.
Now he’s going to take all that experience and put it into this grand competition.