Team Weatherby™ is a diverse group of respected professionals brought together by a common bond–a passion for hunting, shooting and the great outdoors. The diversity of their professions allows them to reach and positively influence broad and uniquely different demographics. They are true ambassadors for the outdoor lifestyle we all love. Their status as public figures provides great awareness of ethical hunting, shooting, wildlife conservation and our constitutional right to bear arms. We are incredibly proud they have chosen to represent Weatherby® and have become valued members of our family. Each of their roads to success began with a dream. We are inspired just knowing their dreams came true and hope you are too. Be inspired - chase your dream!
Jessie Duff began shooting at a young age with her father, a World Champion shooter himself, in Cowboy Action Shooting, where she earned her first World Champion titles. Now competing in SCSA, USPSA, Multi-gun & NRA Action Pistol, she holds over 40 National & World Championship titles in all four disciplines. Among her titles, Jessie also holds World Records in SCSA, and National Records in NRA Action Pistol. She has become one of the most accomplished and versatile female shooters in the world.
With a passion for shooting, hunting and the outdoors, she is a lifetime member of the NRA, and hosts the NRA’s hit TV series “NRA All-Access”.
Willie was drafted out of South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Washington by the Seattle Mariners in the eighth round of the 1996 MLB Drafter but decided to attend ASU. At ASU, Willie was named ASU One Deck Circle Most Valuable Player to join Barry Bonds, Dustin Pedroia, Ike Davis and Paul Lo Duca. In 1999, Willie was drafted by the Mariners of out ASU in the third round. Willie is one of the elite Utility players in Major League Baseball and has provided his talent to the Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks. Bloomquist has since returned to the Seattle Mariners.
Willie is married and a proud father of his four daughters, Natalie, Ava, Layla, and Sydney.
“If you were a man born into the Pascoe family, you were doomed to rope and play football.” – Sean Pascoe (Bear’s Father)
McKenna “Bear” Pascoe (born February 23, 1986) is an American football tight end and former member of the New York Giants’ 2012 Super Bowl championship team, Pascoe now plays in the NFL as a tight end for the Atlanta Falcons.
Pascoe grew up in central California, where his family runs a working cattle ranch and where hard work is something you do before the sun rises.
At the age of 15, Bear’s skills in the rodeo arena had won him several team roping jackpots, high school and open rodeo events, and even a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck that he still keeps at his family ranch.
Roping and football go hand in hand for the Pascoe clan. His father played linebacker at Colorado State in the 1970s and still competes on the rodeo circuit. Bear, who idolized his father, played quarterback in high school and was recruited to Fresno State at that position.
Pascoe has a passion for rodeo, and that’s where you can expect to find him when his football career is over.
Brendon Clark began riding calves at age 6, steers at age 10, and bulls at age 13.
A family friend taught the young cowboy how to ride, but it’s been Clark’s role model, 1998 PBR World Champion Troy Dunn, who’s helped him improve his technique as a professional. “I’ve always liked Troy Dunn’s riding style and attitude, and, of course, the fact that he’s Australian. Troy leads by example and I try to do the same.” says Clark.
Known to PBR fans as the “Australian Sensation,” Brendon Clark burst into the elite Built Ford Tough Series during the 2003 season. Clark has made a name for himself ever since by consistently placing in the top ten at PBR events. He won his first event in August of 2004 in Oklahoma City.
Over the last five years Clark has evolved into one of the sports leading profiles with guest appearances on the Versus television network commentary team, as well as being one of the main bull riders used to promote the sport of professional bull riding in the USA and back in his home land of Australia. His knowledge and ability to promote this sport, as well as his professional approach is second to none, which is one of the main reasons fans and media look to Clark for photos, autographs and interviews.
In his time on the PBR Tour Clark has accumulated over $1,000,000 in winnings and is one of the top rated Australian riders on the World Tour. As a testament to his success, he has seen the PBR establish his own International event in his hometown of Newcastle, N.S.W., the Brendon Clark Invitational.
“My father has gone through a lot in his life and has really shown me what it means to never quit.”
Chad Mendes has been competitively wrestling, and now fighting, almost his entire life. Starting at the age of 5, his hard work and determination earned him a scholarship to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Collegiately, Chad was a 2-time All-American and was the PAC-10 Champion twice with a record of 30-1 his senior year. After graduating from Cal Poly Chad joined Urijah Faber and the other members of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento and has been making a statement in MMA ever since. His record of 13-1-0 is indicative of his professionalism and skill level. Always a crowd favorite for his explosiveness and speed, Chad has a bright future in the UFC and is a fantastic representative of sportsmen and the outdoor lifestyle.
“I’ve always set out to make sure every song on every album is a good one,” he says. “I want every cut to be a potential single.”
Darryl has topped the charts with singles including “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten,” which accomplished the feat for one, two and an incredible seven weeks, respectively. He hit the Top Twenty with the first three singles from his impressive major-label debut, Hard Rain Don’t Last–”When You Need My Love,” “A Good Day to Run” and “Second Wind”–and followed with smashes like “If Something Should Happen,” “I Just Came Back From a War” the iconic “Tennessee River Run,” and “Sounds Like Life To Me.” Along the way, he earned nominations for five major ACM and CMA awards, including “Song of the Year” and “Single of the Year,” and wrote songs for other artists including George Jones.
He has been a tireless performer for troops here and overseas following a 2002 visit to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Uzbekistan that helped inspire “Have You Forgotten?” He has been back nine times since then, playing both full band concerts and special acoustic sets at remote Forward Operating Bases for troops who rarely receive celebrity entertainment.
Luke Branquinho, a four-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Champion Steer Wrestler, spends roughly 285 days per year traveling around the United States and Canada chasing gold buckle dreams.
For him, competing in rodeos is truly a passion that has been passed down from generation to generation. Branquinho and his wife, Lindsay (an accomplished barrel racer), are proud parents of their sons Mark Cade and Jameson William.
When Branquinho is not criss-crossing the continent on his way to one of more than 60 rodeos that he attends every year he enjoys hunting, ranching, training horses, fishing, and playing golf.At age 18, Luke was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, but he continues to compete and uses an insulin pen for treatment. As his record shows, Luke doesn’t let this condition affect his competitive edge.