Animal Athlete Profile: Diddy Wa Diddy of Andrews Rodeo


Sammy Andrews has been immersed in rodeo since childhood. In addition to being a former bareback rider, steer wrestler, and pickup man, the founder of Andrews Rodeo Company is a third-generation stock contractor.

Armed with lifetime of ranching and rodeo knowledge, Andrews has accrued more awards than one can count on two hands. In 2002, he received the prestigious PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year award, and he was recognized as one of the Top Five PRCA Stock Contractors for 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014.

In 2008, Andrews was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, in 2009 he was recognized by the Texas House of Representatives, and in 2011 by the Texas State Senate. In 2019, he was named Xtreme Bulls Stock Contractor of the Year. And the list goes on and on.

Some of the rankest in rodeo history, Andrews Rodeo Company bulls have included the likes of Skat Kat Skoal, Tumble Weed, Wild Weed and Little Weed, Erkel and Erks Me, Fender Bender, and Red Onion. Then, of course, there’s the legendary Bodacious (and his offspring Bo’s Excuse and Bo Dippin), a 1999 PRCA Hall of Fame Bucking Bull who had 135 outs throughout his career and only 8 qualified rides.

It’s easy to say that any Andrews Rodeo bull is sure to be a formidable opponent for even the best bull rider, but among those who stand out from the herd is No. 57 Diddy Wa Diddy.

So far in the 2020 season, Diddy Wa Diddy has been ridden four times, by the likes of Roscoe Jarboe and Levi Gray, and has a 100 percent buck-off rate. The previous year was the same — during which he had 11 rides and got the best of notable names such as Boudreaux Campbell, Brody Yeary, and even All-Around World Champion Cowboy Stetson Wright — until the Wrangler NFR in December.

In Round 8 at the National Finals, Wright again faced off with the seemingly unbeatable bull, and this time he was ready. With brothers Rusty and Ryder Cheering him on from the chutes, Stetson went eight seconds on Diddy Wa Diddy for 93.5 points and the round win.

The incredible moment was perfectly captured by PRCA photographer Steve Gray.