After 30 years in the rodeo business, Sankey Pro Rodeo is exploring new horizons yet again. Springboarding off his years as a rodeo contestant at the highest level of the sport, Ike Sankey combined what he had learned about rodeo as a business with his livestock skills and work ethic to create his vision of a rodeo company. Focusing not only on quality livestock but also on event production and spectator experience, Sankey Rodeo Company flourished.
Awards & Recognitions
Over the years the company has been blessed with 4 Saddle Bronc of the Year Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association (PRCA) awards, 12 PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year nominations, and numerous PRCA and Montana Circuit awards. Additionally, Sankey Rodeo Company livestock is featured annually at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and has been featured on:
Over $225,000 is won on Sankey Rodeo Company livestock annually.
A family affair from the start, recently Ike and Roberta welcomed son, Wade, and daughter, Ryan, in as full partners, and in 2013 Sankey Rodeo Company joined forces with renowned stock contractor Jeff Robinson to create Sankey Pro Rodeo. Jeff was born and raised in Mars Hill, North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina before starting what he describes as an "uneventful" career as a rodeo contestant. This lackluster performance in the arena led him to follow his true passion for the sport: bucking bulls.
This passion, and a keen eye for bull quality, rocketed him to the top of the game and produced the 2007 PBR Bull of the Year and Bull of the PBR Finals, Chicken on a Chain. A slew of top 5 finalists followed including:
After the Pain
Gunpowder and Lead
I'm a Gangster
Along the way, Jeff gathered an unprecedented 4 PBR Stock Contractor of the Year awards. Combining the legacy of Sankey Rodeo Company's outstanding bucking horses with Jeff Robinson's world-class bulls and a committed focus on fast-paced, exciting, family entertainment, Sankey Pro Rodeo with Robinson Bulls is poised to expand the concept of what rodeo can be.