Chuck was born in Safford, Arizona in 1950 and has lived in Arizona his entire life. He attended Central Arizona College where he met Deanna, his wife of 39 years, and subsequently moved to Tucson where they still reside.
From PRCA Bareback Champion of the Turquoise Circuit to 4 time Senior Pro Rodeo Bareback Champion, Chuck achieved his life-long dream when he won the All Around title for the first time in 1993 and duplicated his goal in 1994 & 1998.
Like so many of the other future rodeo contestants, Chuck started riding calves when he was a boy. He continued to ride and at age 18, he entered serious competition. He joined the PRCA in 1973. He won the Bareback Championship in the Turquoise Circuit in 1983 at the age of 33.