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Dept. 3354, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

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Beau Clark, Rodeo Coach

Animal Science/Molecular Biology Complex - Room 121

Phone: (406) 579-8418

Fax: (307) 766-4030

Email: bclark25@uwyo.edu

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Beau Clark
University of Wyoming Rodeo Head Coach: Beau Clark

 
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Beau Clark
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Beau Clark

Beau Clark enters his fourth year as the University of Wyoming rodeo team head coach. The UW program has traditionally embraced a successful rodeo program. The tradition of winning in the classroom and arena continues today under Coach Clark.

“The University of Wyoming rodeo program is rich in terms of tradition, success and storied history. It is exciting to be the head coach at the University of Wyoming because UW rodeo has been a program for so many student athletes who graduated from the University of Wyoming and followed their passions to become successful in businesses, agriculture, art, science, health professions, education, engineering, law, as well as professional rodeo,” Clark says. “This is one of the unique rodeo programs across the country that has the ability to help students maximize their potential in rodeo, and also as career and life passions.”

Clark has experienced success in rodeo himself as a professional steer wrestler and college rodeo coach. In 2012, he qualified as a steer wrestler for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. He also has won steer wrestling circuit titles in both the Montana Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Circuit and the Mountain States PRCA Circuit. Clark is a Three-time qualifier for the Dodge National Finals rodeo and has placed at every major PRCA rodeo across the country.

“I have always enjoyed competing and practicing for all sports. As long as I can remember, I have had a sport or competition to practice and prepare for. My love of competition is partially driven by the feelings and energy of competition,” he says. “What really fuels my desire to compete, comes from the satisfaction of preparation and hard work. I think for someone to be successful at anything, you have to learn how to enjoy challenge, adversity, work and all the stuff we go through to compete at a high level. I am one of the people who truly enjoys ‘the process’ and everything that comes with a commitment to our personal best effort.”

Clark is married to Charli Mae Clark; the couple have two children, Caysen and Kyler Clark.

“Charli comes from a rodeo family and she shares a passion for the sport of rodeo. Almost all of our entire family is involved with rodeo or athletics of some sort. It means a lot to our family to have the opportunity to help young people maximize their potential for the sport of rodeo at the University of Wyoming,” Clark says. “Our family is proud to be members of the Laramie, Wyo., community. Laramie is a special place that embraces family values, agriculture, rodeo and education. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to live in Laramie and be a part of an amazing community.”

Clark’s educational background is a combination of agriculture and sports psychology. He graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business. In 2018, Clark completed a master’s degree program from the University of Missouri in positive coaching with an emphasis in sports psychology.

“Education has greatly impacted my family and the different careers that we are all involved with today. I am a huge supporter of education because it is a key piece to success for all careers and life passions,” he says. “I am lucky to be able to have an opportunity to study ag business, positive coaching and sports psychology because all of my education continually impacts my life decisions as a father, husband, rodeo athlete and rodeo coach. I am dedicated to the promotion and encouragement for young people to explore different educational opportunities and commit to excellence within their education. I strongly believe that unique and beneficial opportunities become available to those who demonstrate a commitment for academic excellence.”

Past College Rodeo Coaching

Clark was the head coach for Laramie County Community College (LCCC) from 2016-18. During the two years he was LCCC’s head coach, the rodeo program transitioned into a competitive program for both the men’s and women’s teams.

 

 

 

Kade Russow- Director, Rodeo Operations & Marketing

As a proud class of 2020 graduate of the University of Wyoming, Kade Russow joined the University of Wyoming Rodeo program in August of 2022 as the newly created position of Director, Rodeo Operations and Marketing. Kade joined the rodeo program after spending nearly two years working in the University of Wyoming Office of Admissions as an Admissions Representative, working to advise and recruit prospective students to the University of Wyoming. Previously, Kade also spent 4 years working as a property assistant with Wyoming Sports Properties, the exclusive multimedia rightsholder of Wyoming Athletics.

Born and raised in Brookings South Dakota, Kade and his family moved to Laramie in the winter of 2014. Kade’s parents, Craig & Kristi Russow, also work for the University of Wyoming, with Craig working as Senior Director of Development for the University of Wyoming Foundation, and Kristi is the Executive Assistant for the School of Energy Resources. Kade also has two siblings, Carlee and Kyler Russow.

“I want to thank Beau Clark for this tremendous opportunity to be apart of such an amazing program, as well as the chance to be involved in so many student athletes lives. I look forward to bringing my set of skills and connections to continue to enhance the upward trajectory of this storied rodeo program.”

Kade oversees the academic support of UW Rodeo Student Athletes, assists in recruiting efforts, coordinates NIRA eligibility, manages UW Rodeo various marketing channels, oversees the stewardship of current and prospective donors, works to coordinate livestock and facility management, as well as coordinating many elements of UW Rodeo annual fundraising. Kade looks to bring his business background and statewide connections to enhance the student athlete experience of UW Rodeo, as well as elevating and enhancing the overall program operations.

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University of Wyoming Rodeo

Dept. 3354, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

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Beau Clark, Rodeo Coach

Animal Science/Molecular Biology Complex - Room 121

Phone: (406) 579-8418

Fax: (307) 766-4030

Email: bclark25@uwyo.edu

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