After 30 years in the rodeo business, Sankey Pro Rodeo is exploring new horizons yet again.
Spring boarding off his years as a rodeo contestant at the highest level of sport, Ike Sankey combined what he had learned about rodeo as a business with his livestock skills and work ethic to create his vision of a rodeo company. Focusing not only on quality of livestock but also event production and spectator experience, Sankey Rodeo Company flourished.
Over the years the company was blessed with 3 Saddle Bronc Of The Year Awards, 12 PRCA Stock Contractor Of The Year nominations and numerous PRCA and Montana Circuit awards. Additionally, Sankey Rodeo Company livestock is featured annually on ESPN, USA Today, Western Horeseman, and CMT. Over $225,000 is won on Sankey Rodeo Company livestock annually.
A family affair fro the start, recently, Ike and Roberta welcomed their son, Wade and daughter, Ryan, in as full partners and in 2013 Sankey Rodeo Company joined forces with renowned stock contractor Jeff Robinson to creak Sankey Pro Rodeo.
Jeff was born and raised in Mars Hill North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina before starting what he describes as an "uneventful career as a contestant." This lackluster performance in the arena lead him to follow his true passion for the sport: bucking bulls.
That passion and a keen eye for bull quality, rocketed him to the top of the game and produced the 2007 PBR Bull Of The Year of the PBR Finals, Chicken On A Chain. A slew of top 5 finalists followed including; I'm A Gangster, Voodoo Child, Super Duty, Gunpoweder and Lead, After The Pain, and Rango. Along the way, Jeff gathered an unprecedented 4 PBR Stock Contractor Of The Year Awards.
Combining the legacy of Sankey Rodeo Company’s outstanding bucking horses with Jeff Robinson’s world class bulls and a committed focus on fast paced, exciting, family entertainment, Sankey Pro Rodeo is poised to expand the concept of what rodeo can be. For current happenings at Sankey Pro Rodeo please follow us on Facebook.