Ken is now 85 years of age. He rode his last bareback horse 40 years ago and worked as a pickup man only 20 years ago.
In his early years he competed in the old Rocky Mountain Rodeo Association, and between the years of 1956 and 1972 won eighteen championships in the bareback, bull riding and all-around categories. When he finished with competition, he became a pic-up man, starting at the amateur level and moving on up to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association, where he worked for the Bar T. Rodeo Company.
He is a good example of the cowboy code of ethics, and has spent most of his life in service to others. He was in the LDS bishopric for 23 years. He was Summit County Commissioner from 1966-1972, and from 2002-2006; Mayor of Oakley from 1985 to 1997; and member of the Utah School Board’s Association from 1968 – 1971.
He was Rocky Mountain Rodeo Association (RMRA) President two different times; RMRA Bareback Riding Director during much of his competitive years, and a member of the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo Committee from 1954 to the present. He currently resides in Oakley, Utah.