Preston Williams

2009 Team Roping Champion

Age at time of Championship: 35

Home Town:  Schurz, NV

Native American Heritage:  Paiute and Shoshone

INFR Events Worked:  Calf Roping & Team Roping

Who has been your biggest influence in Indian Rodeo? 
“My dad, Fred.  He has been my coach throughout my life, whether it be advice or pep talks, he’s always been there.  He still calls after every rodeo and wants to know what I got done and he is always good for a laugh.  I would also have to say that Spike Guardipee was also a big influence to me.  When I was younger Spike was a triple threat in all three events.  From just watching him, it motivated me to work harder on my events so I could be more of a threat in all of the events I worked.”

Rodeo Accomplishments:      
1995 INFR All Around Cowboy
1997 Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Finals All-Around and Team Roping Champion
2001 INFR Calf Roping Champion
2001 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Champion
2009 World’s Greatest Roper

2009 Results:  37.3 seconds on four head of steers

Preston would like to thank Brooks Dahozy for spinning him steers.