Started over 60 years ago Cervi Championship Rodeo has grown into one of the largest stock contractors for rodeo productions across the United States. Mike Cervi, founder, began his rodeo career at age 14, traveling across North America from the great plains of Texas to the rolling hills of Grand Prairie Alberta, Canada serving as a rodeo clown. Throughout the years, the Cervi family has acquired the two largest companies in the rodeo business.
In 1967 they bought the renowned Beutler Brothers Rodeo Company and in 1974 purchased the Billy Minick Rodeo Company, formerly owned by well-known producers Harry Knight and Gene Autry. With the acquisition Cervi became the largest stock contractor in the nation and renamed the company Cervi Championship Rodeo; combining Beutler Brothers & Cervi Rodeo and Cervi Championship Rodeo into one corporation. Currently, Cervi Championship Rodeo produces 10 of the top 50 rodeos in the PRCA.
In the past seven years 90 Cervi Championship Rodeo animals have been selected for the NFR. Cervi Championship Rodeo’s main goal as a renowned stock contracting company is to produce fast and exciting rodeo with the best bucking stock available. As a stock contractor, the company’s aims are simply stated. Mike believes that “My main goal is to produce a fast and exciting rodeo with the best bucking stock available.”
No matter what size rodeo the Cervi’s produce, the essentials remain the same, “You have to have good bucking horses, bucking bulls and a lot of fighting bulls. You need color in the front and the employees in the back to make it run smoothly.”
With that in mind all of these ideas have combined to form an amazing company which is why in 1982 and 2001 Mike Cervi was awarded the PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year award. He has also served on the PRCA Board of Directors and was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, CO.