The western lifestyle and sport of rodeo
has always been an important part of Rod Hok’s life, it encompasses who
he is. Having grown up on a large working ranch it was the way of life.
Rod was on a horse working cattle from a young age, and riding calves in
the branding pen lit a fire in him that has yet to be extinguished. He
has been involved in rodeo all of his life in one way or another; as a
competitor, volunteer, proud father, judge, chairman, arena director,
and supporter. Rod moved to Wetaskiwin in 1978 and immediately joined
the Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society eager to immerse himself in the
community. He has been involved with the Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo since
its beginning in 1999 and continues to promote the growth and betterment
of the sport of rodeo in its entirety.