Events on hold

Due to restrictions placed on large gatherings, Warriors and Rodeo has canceled all events being planned through June 1, 2020. We will continue to work with our staff and members to bring clinics and banquets as soon as permitted.

Be safe out there.

Sheri Smith – President of Warriors and Rodeo

W.A.R. Profile – President Sheri Smith

W.A.R. Profile – Sheri Smith, U.S. Navy. President and Founder of Warriors and Rodeo.

Sheri Smith served in the U.S. Navy from 1991 – 1994. She was a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive specializing in the Spanish language. In 2012 Sheri became a PBR Certified Sports Agent and also a licensed sports agent in the state of Missouri. Her desire to use her connections and skills to benefit those who would die for her freedom, initiated her to start the non-profit organization, Warriors and Rodeo.

Sheri is married to Shae Smith, who is also a veteran. They have six children, one is a federal law enforcement officer, another plans on becoming a doctor, the third child is a B52 Crew Chief in the Air Force. Their other three children are still at home where Sheri homeschools them while managing their home and business.

The future for the Smith family is bright as each of their children chose to carry on the legacy of service to God and all that He has created.

To learn more about the Smith family go to www.smithpromagazine.com www.smithprollc.com www.thepickax.com www.honordutypress.com Facebook at @smithprollc @smithprocountryedition @westernmediaandsports

Under The Flag – CPL Loren Buffalo

Operation Under the Flag – remembering those who come home under the flag

We must never forget those who have given the greatest sacrifice in service to our great country. March 9th is always a difficult day for the Buffalo family.

CPL Loren Buffalo served in the U.S. Army assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Tea, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

CPL Buffalo died March 9, 2011 in Kandahar province of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an IED.

Buffalo joined the Army in May 2009 following in the family military tradition.  He loved music and liked to hunt and ride horses.

Buffalo’s mother, Anjanette Buffalo, shared

March 28, 2020, we will honor the life of CPL Loren Buffalo. Buffalo served in the U.S. Army assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Tea, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

CPL Buffalo died March 9 in Kandahar province of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an IED.

Buffalo joined the Army in May 2009 following in the family military tradition.  He loved music and liked to hunt and ride horses.

Buffalo’s mother, Anjanette Buffalo, is producing this event to honor her son. She is a kind woman that we are proud to have in our organization.

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/453567875274639/

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/453567875274639/

PBR Global Cup 2020

Veterans, First Responders and Bullriding: It doesn’t get more patriotic than that. On February 16, 2020 Warriors and Rodeo (W.A.R.) members attended the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Global Cup event at AT&T Stadium for their annual event.  The following country teams from Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and USA teams were all represented and were competing for bragging rights. This is the only team event on the PBR schedule that allows the riders to team up with their respective country teams and go for glory.

               Pepper Stewart, Talk Show Host, Rodeo Announcer, Media Personality, held a contest on Facebook to give away tickets to a few lucky winners and our W.A.R. members walked away with three sets of those  tickets. Pepper Stewart has been a long-time supporter of W.A.R. and we can’t thank him enough for his generosity. Members from Texas and even a family from Minnesota converged on Arlington, Texas for this amazing show of National Pride and True Grit. W.A.R. has members located worldwide and being able to get some of them together for an event of this scale is a highlight of the year thus far.

               W.A.R. members were in attendance for Championship Sunday at the PBR Global Cup and a better story could not have been written. Team USA Eagles had a lead going into Sunday, however Team Australia caught up and passed them for the lead. Only three rides remained, and Cole Melancon was clutch and took back the lead for Team USA. Team USA would finish the event on top and recording the first ever home country win in the history of the event. This was special for all the Team USA fans in the arena, but for those that have given so much to this country, this win was epic. The elation could be felt throughout the entire stadium and pride was at an all-time high. W.A.R. members congregated after the event to share stories and take a few pictures. They made sure to include the U.S. Border Patrol agents in attendance for promotion during the event.

               This incredible event could not have been made possible without the W.A.R. staff and our supporters and advocates, such as Pepper Stewart, that work tirelessly every day to give back to these True Warriors. There are many other events that W.A.R. members will be attending and producing throughout 2020. If you see someone in W.A.R. gear at any event, make sure to say hello, we’d love to hear from you!!

By Colt Ainsworth. U.S. Air Force Veteran. Warriors and Rodeo VP of Special Events

colt@warriorsandrodeo.org

SSGT Burzesi and Crew win Divisional Top Tank Competition

SSG Burzesi and his tank crew are coming to RFD-TV’s The American to celebrate their win at the division level in the Top Tank Crew Competition! They come from Ft. Hood with their families thanks to Total Feed’s generous donation to Warriors and Rodeo.


“We are a tank crew from Charlie Company 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment. We were forward deployed in Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Upon return from Bulgaria, we competed at and won the division level for a position to go this year’s top tank crew competition the Sullivan Cup. The crew consists of SSG Burzesi the vehicle commander, SGT Mitchell the gunner, PFC Hamm the loader and PFC Vellotti the driver.”

This year Sullivan Cup will be hosted at Fort Benning Georgia and the crew representing the 1st Cavalry Division will be competing against crews from the United States as well as international crews from countries such as Australia, Canada, and Kuwait.

SSG Burzesi is a long-standing member of Warriors and Rodeo. He is a former bull rider, but duty to country comes first and restricts his time in the practice pen.


SSG Burzesi has been a critical team member in our Operation Not on my Watch. He is been personally involved in numerous suicide prevention incidents. We are proud to have him a part of our organization.

Photo gallery below provided by Ft Benning Public Affairs Office

FORT BENNING, Ga. – In an October, 2016 photo, and M1A2 Abrams tank at Fort Benning moves with agility through rugged, wooded terrain during a combat training exercise. Abrams tanks and crews will be front-and-center at the arduous Sullivan Cup Tank Crew Competition here May 4-8. The prestigious Sullivan Cup is open to the public. It’s held here every second year and brings together top tank crews from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and foreign military partners in a demanding test of their tank crew fighting skills. Slated to compete this year are crews from: 1st Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Armored Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Division, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the armies of Australia, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.
FORT BENNING, Ga. – In an October, 2016 photo, an M1A2 Abrams tank at Fort Benning displays its speed and agility during a combat training exercise. Abrams tanks and crews will be front-and-center at the arduous Sullivan Cup Tank Crew Competition here May 4-8. The prestigious Sullivan Cup is open to the public. It’s held here every second year and brings together top tank crews from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and foreign military partners in a demanding test of their tank crew fighting skills. Slated to compete this year are crews from: 1st Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Armored Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Division, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the armies of Australia, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.
FORT BENNING, Ga. – In a November 2016 photo, an M1A2 Abrams tank at Fort Benning maneuvers during a mock combat engagement. Abrams tanks and crews will be front-and-center at the arduous Sullivan Cup Tank Crew Competition here May 4-8. The prestigious Sullivan Cup is open to the public. It’s held here every second year and brings together top tank crews from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and foreign military partners in a demanding test of their tank crew fighting skills. Slated to compete this year are crews from: 1st Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Armored Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Division, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the armies of Australia, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.
FORT BENNING, Ga. – In an October, 2016 photo, and M1A2 Abrams tank at Fort Benning moves with agility through rugged, wooded terrain during a combat training exercise. Abrams tanks and crews will be front-and-center at the arduous Sullivan Cup Tank Crew Competition here May 4-8. The prestigious Sullivan Cup is open to the public. It’s held here every second year and brings together top tank crews from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and foreign military partners in a demanding test of their tank crew fighting skills. Slated to compete this year are crews from: 1st Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Armored Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Division, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the armies of Australia, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Total Feeds donates 250 tickets to RFD-TV’s The American

Total Feeds

Generosity knows no bounds as Warriors and Rodeo is humbled to partner with Total Feeds to bring 250 military and first responders, as well as their families, to the 2020 RFD-TV’s The American on March 7, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.

Click here to find out more information! Be sure to share with those you know who would qualify for this great opportunity!

Grand Bara Race Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

Participants of the Grand Bara Race run along the 15k trail as the sun rises over the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Jan. 15, 2020. The annual race is typically held during November or December, but was postponed in 2019 due to excessive rain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor)

CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI
01.15.2020
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley TaylorCombined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa
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WAR Youth Carson Rodrigue and Chase Outlaw

Carson Rodrigue

WAR Youth Carson Rodrigue breaks down the bulls of the PBR with Professional Bull Rider Chase Outlaw.

Carson’s dad is Eddie Rodrigue, former Law Enforcement Officer and professional dog trainer at Rodrigue’s Cajun K-9.

Carson Interviews Chase Outlaw

Wrangler