Mathis to announce That Famous Preston Night Rodeo July 26-28
Mike Mathis will announce the That Famous Preston Night Rodeo on July 26-28.
Mathis was nominated for Rodeo Announcer of the Year in 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2016 and is a former rodeo competitor and rodeo committee chairman.
Though he was a bull rider in his youth, Mathis originally wanted to be a military pilot, but his asthma curtailed that dream. Mathis’ next choice was finance, which led him to banking and his role as vice president of Lufkin National Bank.
Mathis returned to the rodeo scene when he managed the Lion Club’s benefit rodeo and later got into rodeo announcing. He then left finance to pursue rodeo announcing full time.