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Kedo Olson

Kedo Olson was born in Walnut Creek, California, on July 22, 1949.

His brother entered him in his first rodeo when he was 14 years old, and he learned to rope while working on the family ranch.

He continued to rope with his brother at rodeos in California and Nevada, becoming an accomplished Team Roping Heeler.

 In the mid-80’s Kedo had moved to Oregon and joined a rodeo committee in Roseburg where he was the arena director for 10 years.

From his committee experience, he found himself doing more interviews on the radio, then on television, and eventually doing television specials.

He turned down his first offer to announce a rodeo, but a few years later was asked again and this time he agreed to help out. Well, that was the start of quite a career!

Kedo won three buckles for being the IPRA Western Region Announcer of the year. He was also the announcer seven times at the CCPRA Finals.

But the whole NSPRA family knows him best for his work at our Senior National Finals, five years as the announcer.

Kedo is also known and loved by the NSPRA for his work with the Redmond, Oregon Senior Pro Rodeo Committee. Kedo doesn’t limit himself to the U.S.A. for his announcing.

He’s had three trips to New Zealand, twice announcing their NFR. Kedo Olson has given so much back to the sport of rodeo that he so loves, and the NSPRA Hall of Fame is proud to have him as one of their newest members!

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