Doug earned his reputation as an outstanding roper back in the 60’s, winning the 1996 Reserve College Tie down Roper title and helping the Casper College Men’s Rodeo Team earn the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Championship that same year.
He continued his winning ways in the amateur ranks, the PRCA, and finally the NSPRA. Doug joined the NSPRA 15 years ago at the urging of good friend, Dale Motley.
His roping ability earned him the 1999 and 2001 NSPRA Reserve World Champion 50+ Tie Down Roper titles, and the 2000 and 2002 NSPRA World Champion 50+ Tie Down Roper titles.
Although he now hails from Giddings, TX, Doug farmed and ranched in Fort Morgan and Cope, CO, for many years, moving to Giddings after selling the farms and ranches in 2004.
His daughter Paige is married to Justin Maass, a top PRCA calf roper and NFR qualifier. Paige and Justin have a three year old daughter, Addy.