Feature: Nathan Hollenbeck

Alaska State Trooper. Bull Rider. Chute Dog.

Warriors and Rodeo is proud to have law enforcement from around the nation as an integral part of this organization. Nathan Hollenbeck represents our northern brothers & sisters-in-arms in service to our great country via the Alaska State Troopers. When he’s not protecting the citizens while on patrol, he’s representing Warriors and Rodeo in the arena on the back of a bull and chute dogging.

Thank you Officer Hollenbeck for your service to our nation. We appreciate you.

Written by Nathan Hollenbeck:

I have served with the Alaska State Troopers for three years. Originally from Colorado, I grew up riding horses and tending to the care of livestock. I developed a passion for animals and rodeo at a young age. I continued that passion while living in both Oregon and Alaska. I have been a contestant and volunteer with Rodeo Alaska for the past five years. Riding bulls helped prepare me for the challenging career in Law Enforcement. I discovered a brotherhood in rodeo similar to that in my detachment. The high stress job has a tendency of bringing depression and anxiety. It’s nice to escape into the rodeo world with my rodeo family and I ride at every opportunity. It’s a great way to blow off steam and I know that my rodeo family or brothers in blue always have my back if I ever need them. Pulling rope/giving cover… at a moment’s notice someone will always be there. I am fortunate to serve my community and I am excited to be a part of W.A.R and hope to reach out to others who may face the same challenges. I would not be able to serve or ride without the strength and support of those closest to me.

Photo Credits: Multiple photos are taken by John Gomes Photography and also Sooner Country Photography

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Thank you Rodeo Alaska for supporting our first responders and military at your events!

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Published by Sheri Smith, President

Navy Veteran. President and Founder of Warriors and Rodeo, a 501C3 non-profit.

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