As a PRCA announcer, Wayne Brooks brings an enthusiasm to the sport enjoyed by thousands across the nation. Like many announcers, his rodeo career began in the arena as a contestant. While competing in the roughstock events, he gained an insight into the sport — which he presents to the audience to make them truly a part of each performance. His broadcasting background has proven invaluable in rodeo promotion and sponsor recognition. Combining these experiences, Wayne creates an announcing style that is both informative and entertaining. Whether it’s wild and western or polished and professional; it’s excitement at its best!

A PRCA Member since 1994, Wayne has had the honor of being chosen Announcer of the Year five times. Further, he has been selected as one of the Wrangler National Finals announcers nine times, where he’s had the pleasure to work alongside Bob Tallman, Randy Corley, and Boyd Polhamus. In his National Finals Steer Roping debut in 2000, he worked with the legendary Clem McSpadden. He has the distinct privilege to have announced the National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Kissimmee, Florida. Wayne considers himself fortunate he has worked with the best in the business at these esteemed events.

Wayne was the voice of the Canadian Finals Rodeo for sixteen years, as well as the Indian National Finals Rodeo five times. He has also announced Finals in the Badlands, Wilderness, Turquoise, Columbia River, and Mountain States Circuits. His resume includes other such respected rodeos as the Calgary Stampede, Reno Rodeo, Pendleton Round-Up, California Rodeo Salinas, Clovis Rodeo, Rodeo Austin, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo, Red Bluff Roundup, NILE Pro Rodeo, Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo, Sisters Pro Rodeo, Redding Rodeo, Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo, Poway Pro Rodeo, Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, Golden Spike Rodeo, Puyallup Rodeo, Last Chance Stampede, Rodeo of Champions, Wasatch County Fair and Rodeo, and the Homestead Championship Rodeo.

Though he was born in Prescott, Arizona, he was reared on the ranchlands of Wyoming and Colorado. He believes it was this raising that instilled in him the importance of preserving the heritage of the West. He continues to give credence to the mystique of being Western at each performance he announces. He believes “being involved in rodeo has provided me the opportunity to do what I enjoy. It’s the people that make a difference — and rodeo has the best.”

When he’s not announcing rodeos, Wayne serves as a commercial voice talent. He and his wife, Melanie, have a son, Ace; two married daughters, Taylor (Austin) and Sheridan (Kyle); and the most perfect granddaughter, Lucy! Although they travel across the United States and Canada, they make their home in Lampasas, Texas.