In Jesus Christ we give thanks for the many years of success and adventure.
Amateur Years of Bobby Toad Cook.
The name Toad was given to me by three of my pals while working my first amateur rodeo.
After several years of building our garbage company to a service area large enough a national company became interested in purchasing it, freeing me up enabling me to devote more time to rodeo.
Early Entrepreneur Years.
During the early years of my amateur career and managing our garbage company (Cook's Refuse Service) along with doing welding repair and blacksmith work for the neighborhood farmers and woodsmen.
Family Life on the Road
Wife Mary readying youngest son Brad for a stage act at Calgary Stampede.
Oldest son Tim testing his skills.
Daughter Lorie Cook and LeeAnn Honeycut working the teeter totter for Duane Madsen.
Youngest son Brad competing for the toughest eight seconds of any sport.
Thanks to all involved in the aid and success of the life of Bobby Toad Cook Pro Rodeo Clown, entrepreneur.
A special thanks to the J-J Pro Rodeo Company for giving me my first break as a rodeo clown bullfighter, barrelman and acts with a working relationship along with many years of continued friendship.
The Great Wick Peth.
Buddy Martin, a dear friend and comrade (third from the left) was mortally injured after suffering a second broken neck. Photo taken at International Finals Rodeo.
Thank you Phil Gardenhire (deceased rodeo announcer killed in an auto accident) for sharing the arena and the many years we successfully entertained crowds in the IRA and PRCA arenas.
Big thanks to Cotton Yancy for being a great player in our routines.
Thank you Roger Martin for our early fifteen years working side by side surviving the tough J-J bulls.
Thank you to the "King of Rodeo" Harry Vold and his family for the many years of support and friendship.
Special thanks to Winston Bruce and the Calgary Stampede Committees for the many trips to your great rodeos.
Worked the arenas of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Mexico City, Mexico the same day.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Plaza la del la Toros, Mexico City, Mexico
Awards - Working over 250 shows a year.
Two times to the International Pro Rodeo Association National Finals Rodeo (IPRA). Two times to National Federation of Mexican Charros (Via Senor Antonio Augilar). Two times to the All Indian National Finals. Two times National Old Timers Finals. 1984 Pro Rodeo Association National Finals (PRCA). One time to Pro Rodeo Association Great Lakes Regional Finals (PRCA). Several trips to the Calgary, Alberta, Canada Stampede. Many major coliseums across the United States, Canada and Mexico.