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Ric Andersen honored at 2016 PRCA Awards Banquet with Excellence in Rodeo Photography

Ric Andersen honored at 2016 PRCA Awards Banquet with Excellence in Rodeo Photography
Ric Andersen honored at 2016 PRCA Awards Banquet with Excellence in Rodeo Photography

2016 PRCA AWARDS BANQUET

Honoring the Best in Professional Rodeo

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Ric Andersen accepting the 2016 Excellence in Rodeo Photography at the PRCA Awards Banquet

Last Night at the PRCA Awards Banquet at South Point in Las Vegas, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) honored CLN’s favorite photographer Ric Anderson with the 2016 Excellence Award for his body of work and overall contribution to the PRCA for photography this year.

Cowboy Lifestyle Network would also like to congratulate Ric Andersen for all his hard work while continuing to deliver the most stunning pictures to the entire world!

“I would like to thank my wife Linda that has been my rock and each and every one of you that has supported me in my work more ways than one. Being honored with the 2016 Excellence Award, well this is for all the people that believed in me, thank you! What an amazing year 2016 was for me and I can’t wait till 2017 adventures!”

About Ric Andersen

ric-andersen-media-grid-2016-8Ric Andersen is from Prince of Wales Alaska. In 1992, Andersen moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue a college degree in business and has never moved from the Valley of the Sun. He started showing interest in photography when he was 10 years old.
As a young boy, Andersen was always getting caught taking his grandfather’s 35mm camera and ended up breaking it one day (ooops!) so he bought Ric his very own kit camera to play with when he replaced his.

Ric Andersen and Hank Rafalski at the 2016 PRCA Awards Banquet at South Point in Las Vegas

Ric Andersen and Hank Rafalski at the 2016 PRCA Awards Banquet at South Point in Las Vegas


From 1981 to 1985, Anderson shot for fun and always kept a camera with him while he attended school. From 1996 to 1998, he started semi-pro shooting sports in Phoenix. He went with his good friend Hank Rafalski to his first rodeo to take photos at a Honeycutt PRCA Rodeo in Cave Creek AZ. Let’s just say from that point on, he was instantly hooked. It took him the next 2 years to get his Pro Card from PRCA. Roy Honeycutt was the man that signed for his PRCA card back in 1998. Andersen then traveled to as many PRCA Rodeo’s he could to fill his permit in Arizona and California.

A big thank you to Gene Hyder and Chuck Goerke for taking the time to teach me the art of shooting a good rodeo image and how to work the arena safely to get the best angles for all my images.

Ric Andersen's Accomplishments in Rodeo

Turquoise Circuit Finals Official Photographer 8X
California Circuit Finals Official Photographer 1X
RNCFR Official Arena Photographer 1X
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Photographer 3X
Championship Bull Riding (CBR) World Finals Photographer 2X
Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals Photographer 2X

Andersen's other interest in Photography:
He loves to do things differently (never done before if possible)!
Hiking National Parks at night to do Astrophotography (when he can find time)
Hiking around city's day and night to do Street Photography (keeps you sharp)

Ric Andersen's Quote for Photography:
"An over thinking mind - will always keep you ahead..."

Living that Cowboy Lifestyle since 1988. Favorite Quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." W. Churchill

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