Meet the 2021-2022 Team Wrangler Professionals

Meet the 2021-2022 Team Wrangler Professionals

AQHA introduces the 2022 Team Wrangler, a collection of elite AQHA Professional Horsemen who promote the American Quarter Horse and the western lifestyle through educational outreach.

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Team Wrangler, a joint effort between Wrangler and the American Quarter Horse Association, promotes educational outreach for the horse industry. The 2022 team is as versatile as the American Quarter Horse, comprising top AQHA Professional Horsemen from across disciplines – from halter to all-around and roping to racing.

The team is comprised of 24 professional horsemen and -women selected through one of the following criteria:

  • Top point earners category where the top individual in the six categories of halter, pattern, timed events, over fences, rail and cattle from the 2020 and 2021 world show qualifying period were selected for the team.

  • Affiliate MVP selection where six professionals were selected as a State Affiliate MVP in either 2020 or 2021 and were voted on by the AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Council.

  • Open voting where a ballot that had all AQHA Professional Horsemen in good standing listed and posted on the website for members to vote and select 12 professional horsemen and women.

The members of the 2022 Team Wrangler are:

  • Jess Albion Bergantzel of Anamosa, Iowa

  • C.R. Bradley of Collinsville, Texas

  • Chuck Briggs of Azle, Texas

  • Mary Casey Brown of Cleveland, Alabama

  • Jennifer Burton of Grayslake, Illinois

  • Alexandria Bryner of Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania

  • Elizabeth Clavette of Iva, South Carolina

  • Jimmy Daurio of Pueblo, Colorado

  • James Flores of Midwest City, Oklahoma

  • Matt Gouthro of Staunton, Virginia

  • Jacob Hartman of Advance, North Carolina

  • Shamus Haws of Erda, Utah

  • Whitney Lagace of Higganum, Connecticut

  • Clay Logan of Granbury, Texas

  • Brent Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio

  • Tom McBeath of Union Mississippi

  • Andrea Pennock of McCook, Nebraska

  • Stacey Roberson of Byars, Oklahoma

  • Tom Robertson of Saline, Michigan

  • Marty Simper of Ogden, Utah

  • Eugene Spagnola of Harwinton, Connecticut

  • Jamie Stover of Abilene, Kansas

  • Dan Trein of Seville, Ohio

  • J.D. Yates of Pueblo, Colorado

At the 2021 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show; AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); Adequan® Level 2 Championships and Nutrena Level 1 Championships, Wrangler donated $20,000 to the American Quarter Horse Foundation for the Guy Stoops Professional Horsemen Family Scholarship Fund. This donation will help provide scholarships to children of AQHA Professional Horsemen.

For details on having a Team Wrangler clinician conduct a clinic for your next equine event, contact Karen McCuistion at kmccuistion@aqha.org.

About Wrangler
AQHA members have a spirit of hard work, respect for others and dedication to doing a job right. Wrangler shares that same spirit and has established its brand to be synonymous with the western way of life. Wrangler supports your lifestyle by sponsoring the Farnam AQHA World; AQHYA World Championship Show, presented by Ford; Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships; and by contributing money to support youth scholarships through the American Quarter Horse Foundation. Wrangler is proud to be an AQHA corporate partner – and the official jeans of AQHA.

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