Back by popular demand… Troy Lerwill, the “WildChild”, Rodeo Clown, Bullfighter, and Cool Dude, is one of rodeo’s most honored specialty act performers will once again be performing at the 74th Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo.
Lerwill brings a little something out of the ordinary to the rodeo arena. Although raised in a rodeo family, Lerwill favored motorcycle racing and was a Utah State motocross champion at the age of 16.
With death-defying motorcycle leaps, wacky antics, thrilling maneuvers, flashy pyrotechnics and a healthy dose of comedy, Lerwill left the Sisters crowds oohing, ahhing, and laughing during his four performances.
Even as a motorcyclist, Lerwill didn’t entirely abandon his rodeo roots. Unable to resist the draw of rodeo, he became a rodeo clown, bullfighter and barrelman in 1994. Then, in 1998, he combined his two interests to create The Wild Child.
Nicknamed “The Wild Child,” Lerwill has been voted PRCA Comedy Act of the Year six times (2002-03, 2005-08) and Coors Man in the Can twice (2007-08). He was the opening act at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2001, 2003 and 2005 and was the WNFR barrelman three times (2006-08).
Take a look what this “cool dude” is all about.
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Video produced for the St. Paul Rodeo by 21st Century Entertainment & Derik Madrid