Professional Rodeo Announcer Andy Seiler has never met a stranger. His passion and love for the sport of rodeo combined with his broadcast journalism degree make his career choice as a rodeo announcer a winning combination. Seiler has announced all over the country in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and was selected to announce the 2020 National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, TX. “I have always enjoyed talking to people and discussing everything rodeo,” Andy explains. “I just never knew that the years of roping the dummy and working to be a champion translate later in life in trying to give contestants and fans alike that same winning feeling.”
As a student at Troy University, Seiler traveled to smaller rodeos in the Southeast competing in college rodeo and announcing amateur rodeos until 2007. After winning the Walt Garrison Award of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and being introduced to Bob Barnes, his life as an announcer changed forever and he moved into the PRCA. Seiler was given the opportunity to co-announce the 2008 CNFR with Boyd Polhamus and has since worked for RodeoHouston, Cervi Championship Rodeo and Harry Vold. In 2015, Seiler also traveled with the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) to announce in Madison Square Garden for the Built Ford Tough Series Event.
Andy’s first-hand knowledge and experience will keep your crowd tuning into the action to see what exciting development will unfold next. A former National High School Finals Champion Team Roper and a three-time qualifier to the College National Finals Rodeo, Andy has been able to win at multiple levels and now enjoys describing the joy of victory and the heartbreak of defeat to rodeo spectators nationwide. “I truly enjoy being a part of an industry that embodies an American icon that is the cowboy,” Seiler says. “I grew up on a farm, loving the honesty, toughness, and the integrity that comes with the ranching and farming way of life and today’s contestants keep that tradition of yesterday alive.”
The announcer of the rodeo is essential in making sure fans are not only informed, but that they are enjoying their time spent in a family-safe environment. Seiler is a husband and a father who knows the importance of telling the tale for all ages and generations to enjoy, because a repeat customer is a winner for everyone. If you are looking to ways to make your event grow into the future, make sure you have a commentator who knows what the future of your event can be. Former NIRA Commissioner John Smith said, “I honestly believe Andy will be one of the best recognized announcers in the sport of rodeo.” Andy Seiler is willing and able to make sure that his talents and resume match up to the needs of your next event.