Meet The Clown
JJ Harrison grew up in the small town of Okanogan located in Northern Washington State. It's no surprise that he landed in his chosen profession.
"I have always loved to perform and make people laugh...from the classroom to the arena"
Starting a Rodeo Clown career after eight years of teaching for Walla Walla public schools however isn't the normal path. For JJ though, very little about him is normal.
"I think I'm the only clown with a Masters degree."
It was tough to leave behind a steady job and benefits to pursue a dream but for JJ it was a risk worth taking.
"I believe a Rodeo Clown has the power to create a bridge from fans to contestants and rodeo in general."
JJ is a kid magnet and his efforts are not going unseen. He has been booked at many of the PRCA's top events.