Brad was born on June 15, 1949 to Clarence E. and Elizabeth Ilene Remer in Townsend, Montana. From the time he was born, his Grandma Elbert nicknamed him “The Cowboy” so I guess you could say he was destined to rodeo.
He grew up and lived in numerous places around Montana and Idaho because his father was an ironworker and needed to be where the work was. They eventually settled in Twin Falls, Idaho where his love for rodeo bloomed.
Brad had a love and compassion for animals, especially horses. While going to high school Brad worked for a local stock contractor, Jake Pope, which hooked him on the sport of rodeo. In high school Brad rode bulls, roped calves, and bulldogged.
His mom wasn’t willing to sign permission slips for him to ride bulls so he conned his moms best friend to sign the permission slips instead so he could ride each weekend.