meet the judges of the
southwest washington Rodeo Association
2013, 2014 & 2015
bulls & Barrels Challenge
mr. lee markholt
mr. Joe Markholt
Mr Lee Markholt
Lee Markholt grew up on a farm in rural south Tacoma, washington. Lee was argably one of the top bull rider from the pacific northwest. lee was third ranked bull rider in the world in the pcra in 1970 and the columbia river circuit champion in 1978. lee still lives on his original family farm in tacoma and recently retired from his business, the meat shop of Tacoma. lee is a respected breeder of racing quarter horses and he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
mr. joe markholt
Joe markholt grew up on his family's farm in rural south Tacoma, washington watching his uncle lee ride bulls in the prca. joe and his brothers began their bull riding careers as kids riding calves on their farm. joe progressed to the prca but his bull riding was sidelined by a major injury. joe still enjoys the rodeo and the fellowship of his rodeo cowboy friends. joe is an accomplished horse trainer and lives in mossyrock, washington with his wife and daughter, where he is the owner of salmon creek meats.
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