Bucks For The Brave




2023 Nominees

Keith Warren






Keith Warren - The High Road Group

Keith Warren is an icon in the outdoor industry and a devoted conservationist. He has been producing and hosting television shows specifically geared to outdoorsmen since 1984 and has appeared on numerous networks including Outdoor Channel, ESPN, ESPN 2, Sportsman Channel, and Pursuit Channel.  Keith currently hosts The High Road with Keith Warren and Deer & Wildlife Stories with Keith Warren, nationally broadcast on the Pursuit Channel. Keith has produced and hosted seven award winning television series and over 1,200 episodes of outdoor television, more than any other outdoor host. When not on the road producing shows, Keith is busy speaking in front of thousands of sportsmen annually at store appearances, outdoor consumer shows, conservation gatherings and charitable organizations. These events allow Keith the opportunity to be well connected and maintain a strong relationship with his viewers.


Wade Middleton









Wade Middleton - Americana Outdoors, Whitetail Diaries & Deer Gear TV

Wade Middleton is the President and Co-Owner of CarecoTV, one of the leading outdoor media production companies in the nation.  He’s the host or co-host of the following television programs sponsored by Record Rack®: Whitetail Diaries, Deer Gear TV, and Americana Outdoors.

Originally from Oklahoma, the now-Texan has been involved with several non-profit organizations that are involved with programs close to his heart that help promote conservation, youth in the outdoors, as well as creating opportunities for everyone to share his passions of fishing and hunting.



Spencer Boyd





Spencer Boyd

Like Gordon, Boyd had great success as young as six-years old. Like Gordon, Boyd’s family moved their entire family just to provide a better racing environment. Like Gordon, Boyd won a number of races and championships before their teenage years. Boyd won an amazing 12 World Karting Association (WKA) Championships. Spencer Boyd competed full time in 2018 driving the No. 76 Grunt Style Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.  Spencer finished fourth for most popular driver in 2018, his rookie season. For his 2019 campaign, Spencer is racing for Young's Motorsports, a Chevrolet team, in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series driving the No. 20 Chevy Silverado.  He continues to raise awareness for military Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT's and all service men and women while chasing his dream of someday racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.



Dakota Eldridge

Dakota Eldridge is a professional rodeo cowboy who competes in steer wrestling, tie down roping & team roping. Born and raised in the small town of Elko, Nevada; Eldridge was extremely active in rodeo, roping and living the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. Dakota has 2 WNFR Average Titles and has won four major rodeos already in 2019.  He is currently 12th in the PRCA World Standings and moving up!  When Eldridge gets a break from rodeo, he is an avid outdoorsmen; hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, skiing, and just about anything else he can find to do outside with his family & friends. In 2012, Eldridge even won the Steamboat Springs Cowboy Downhill skiing competition!



Heith DeMoss

There is a sweet, southern charm about Heith DeMoss, but they don’t call him Danger for nothing.

He may be an 8x Wrangler National Finals Saddle Bronc Qualifier, 3x Reno Rodeo Champion, 2015 RNCFR Champion, 2014 RodeoHouston Champion, but most importantly he's a husband and a father who calls Heflin, Louisiana home.

He never opts for the safe way to ride, always gives 110% percent and loves the horses who bring the same to the eight second contest. The dream and love for bronc riding has forever earned his living and fed his sweet, young family.

Heith DeMoss lives in the grace that comes with knowing that every day is a gift and every moment an opportunity to share that gift.

There’s nothing in this world that compares to witnessing an artist completely absorbed in his God given talent. It’s like seeing hope, dreams and answered prayer come to life before your very eyes. Heith DeMoss has a way of inspiring us to be braver, work harder and live life on purpose.

Heroes come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Heith DeMoss may be a hero in bronc riding nation, but to him that is no comparison to a true hero, the American Veteran. Heith is proud to be an ambassador of Unite for the Brave. 

Follow Heith on instagram, Facebook, and twitter @heithdemoss.



Kristy Lee Cook







Kristy Lee Cook - Host of the Most Wanted List

Kristy Lee Cook is an American country singer who was the seventh-place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol. Cook was born in Seattle, Washington to Larry and Carlene Cook. She is the youngest of three children. Her brother-in-law is American football quarterback John Dutton of the Arena Football League. She lives in Amarillo, Texas with her husband Lee Orr and son Tillman.

In 2005, Cook released her first album titled “Devoted”. In June 2008, Cook signed to 19 Recordings and Arista Nashville. She released her post-Idol album, “Why Wait”, on September 16, 2008. This album produced her first chart single, "15 Minutes of Shame", a Top 30 hit on the Billboard country charts. Her first single for Broken Bow Records, "Airborne Ranger Infantry", was released on October 16, 2012.

Cook was involved in a number of TV shows after appearing on American Idol.  She was the host of Outdoor Channel’s “Outdoor's 10 best in 2010”. She appeared as a judge in the same year in “Wanted: Adventure Host”.  She was also the host in the series on hunting on the Versus channel, “Goin' Country,  in 2011-2013. Cook is currently the owner and Host of the top 10 TV show “The most wanted list”, which is currently filming season six.



Clayton Hass







Clayton Hass

4x National Finals Rodeo Pro Steer Wrestler & RFDTV AMERICAN CHAMPION  

Clayton Hass is a Professional All-Around Rodeo Cowboy competing in the Steer Wrestler, Team Roping, Calf Roping and Steer Roping events. 

Born and raised on a ranch in Terrell, TX, Clayton realized at a young age that his passions were on the back of a horse. He won his very first buckle at the age of 6 and told his young self, “this is just the beginning.”  From there Clayton went on to compete in junior rodeo, high school rodeo, college rodeo, amateur rodeos and then on to rodeoing full time in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (otherwise known as the PRCA).  As a competitor, Clayton is a 4x National Finals Rodeo qualifier, claiming multiple round wins in the Steer Wrestling. Amongst his most treasured accolades are training and competing on the 2x AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year, winning The American (the richest rodeo in the world), winning Pendleton Round Up & winning the coveted All-Around title at the Pendleton RoundUp. Beyond PRCA, Clayton Hass can also be seen on the Texas Rodeo Circuit, Jackpots & Invitationals from coast-to-coast.  With rodeo earnings over $1 million, endless titles, a wife and three kids at home, an established horse training operation and a career spanning over a decade long ... it'd be easy to assume that he has reached his peak. But ladies and gentleman ... he's described his career up till now as "just the warm up.”  Clayton is now partnering with some of the best in the industry to get himself, his equine athletes, and his rodeo career to the next level. He's got big goals and he's fierce in his pursuit Join his journey as part of the team as he sets out to break records, reach the top, raise up new equine champions and pave the way for the next generation and the future for Professional Rodeo Cowboys in its entirety. 



Andy Stewart







Andy Stewart

Professional Rodeo Announcer for 26 years

Andy Stewart is one of the most talented voices traveling the rodeo road today. Andy has announced the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and boasts a smooth, charismatic sound that entertains fans across the country. He likes to include patriotism and freedom of religion themes as he starts announcing a rodeo. He also reminds the audiences the United States is the greatest place to live in this planet despite the problems and differences the country has today. 



Timmy Horton








Timmy Horton, Bass Pro and TV Host of Timmy Horton Outdoors

Tim Horton is host of Timmy Horton Outdoors, an educational fishing show currently airing on the Pursuit Channel. His show is in its 8th season. He has been a professional bass angler for 20 years, winning Rookie of the Year and Angler of the Year in his first year competing on the Bassmaster Tour. Tim has participated in Major League Fishing since its inception and currently fishes the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour. He has also hosted The Bass Pros for 14 years. Tim and his wife Kim live in north Alabama with their five children. When not fishing, Tim's passion is hunting and all things outdoors; so much so that he and his wife recently opened a hunting and fishing lodge in Alabama. Although Tim stays busy with the lodge, their fishing lure company, the television show, and competitive fishing, nothing is more important to him than conservation and being good stewards of the land and waters that God has blessed us with. 



Tyler Kijac







Tyler Kijac

Tyler started his career as a professional rider. In 2015, he traded in his contestant number and moved to Oklahoma in pursuit of his dream. In 2016, he officially started TK Pro Rodeo, a stock contractor and rodeo production company. He is now producing almost 50 rodeo performances across the country. In putting on almost 50 rodeos. In 2022, the ACRA awarded his with New Rodeo of the Year, Stock Contractor of the Year, Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year and Bull Riding Bull of the Year. Tyler Kijac was also a contestant in 2020 on Season 2 of the TV Show, “The Ultimate Cowboy Showdown,” hosted by Trace Adkins. He was invited back on the show for the 2023 All Stars Season that will be airing this Fall.



Austin English







Austin English

Austin English is a national country music artist. He is a long-time volunteer for Trinity Oaks events. He has been a good friend to our Bucks for the Brave Program. This will be his 8th year attending and playing around the campfire for our heroes.