JJ Harrison

JJ Harrison is returning to the Reno Rodeo arena in 2024!

JJ began his rodeo career in high school and took his passion to Washington State University where he joined the rodeo team as a bull and bronc rider and eventually migrated to team roping.  Following college, JJ taught middle school science and social studies for eight years but eventually chose a career in rodeo as a bullfighter and a barrel man.  Though his love for the rodeo surpassed his passion for teaching, Harrison believes that his time in the classroom has influenced his witty and energetic act as a rodeo clown.

JJ was the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Clown and a five-time Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo Clown.

Rodeo fans – look forward to a fun night with JJ in the arena!

Matt Merritt

Matt Merritt will be making his Reno Rodeo debut in 2024!

Known for his impeccable humor and impressive dancing skills, Merritt is a rodeo clown favorite for fans of all ages. He started working with the PBR in 2014, and his popularity continues to grow with each performance. This globetrotter has performed in 48 states, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia! No matter where he travels to, Merritt finds ways to incorporate local flavor to cater each show to his audience.

We’re excited to welcome Matt to the Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West!


For the first time ever, the Reno Rodeo is offering a presidential commemorative edition of the 2024 fine art print. With only 200 copies available, each print will be signed by Artist Anouk Krantz, PRCA Saddle Bronc Rider and Reno Rodeo Sponsored Rider Wyatt Denny, and 2024 President Carrie Ann Sattler.

For more information on the Presidential Commemorative Edition, please contact Leanna Ramcharan at (775) 843-6738 or email [email protected].