As a PRCA announcer, Wayne Brooks brings a fresh enthusiasm to the sport enjoyed by thousands across the nation. Like many announcers, his rodeo career began in the arena as a contestant. While competing in the roughstock events, he gained an insight into the sport – which he presents to the audience to make them truly a part of each performance. His broadcasting background has proven invaluable in rodeo promotion and sponsor recognition. Combining these experiences, Wayne creates an announcing style that is both informative and entertaining. Whether it’s wild and western or polished and professional, it’s excitement at its best!A PRCA member since 1994, Wayne had the honor of being chosen as the 2005 Announcer of the Year, with four additional nominations in this category. Wayne was again selected as the alternate announcer at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2006 where he had the privilege to announce with Bob Tallman and Boyd Polhamus. He called the action at his third National Finals Steer Roping in 2005 after making his NFSR debut in 2000 with the legendary Clem McSpadden. He announced the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2004, his third invitation to this prestigious event as well. Aside from calling the DNCFR, Wayne was chosen to announce the Pace Picante ProRodeo Chute-Out – an event he announced the past five years.
Wayne announced the Canadian Finals Rodeo for the past four years, as well as the Indian National Finals for the fourth time. His resume also includes finals in the Mountain States, Turquoise, and Columbia River Circuits. He announces other such respected rodeos as the Calgary Stampede, California Rodeo Salinas, the Reno Rodeo, the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo, and Rodeo Austin.
Though he was born in Prescott, Arizona, he was reared on the ranch lands of Wyoming and Colorado. He believes it was this raising that instilled in him the importance of preserving the heritage of the West. He continues to give credence to the mystique of being Western at each performance he announces. He believes “being involved in rodeo has provided me the opportunity to do what I enjoy. It’s the people that make a difference – and rodeo has the best.”
When he’s not announcing rodeos, Wayne serves as a commercial voice talent. He and his wife, Melanie, have two daughters, Taylor and Sheridan, and a son, Ace. Although they travel across the United States and Canada, they make their home in Lampasas, Texas.