T.C. Long was born and raised in the small West Texas town of Andrews. The sport of rodeo was always a part of T.C’s youth, being that his father was both a calf roper and a team roper. T.C. began participating in rodeos at the age of 5, and he attended rodeos throughout Texas and New Mexico.
T.C. discovered his true calling at the age of 14 when he was asked by family friend to announce the activities during a small, local playday. He picked up the microphone which is where he began learning the behind the scenes work that is necessary in producing events. He began to expand his repertoire to include junior rodeos in the states of Texas and New Mexico. It didn’t take long before rodeo producers discovered his talents. In 2001, fresh out of high school, a stock contractor that T.C. had worked with during several junior rodeos took a chance and asked T.C. to announce the largest open rodeo produced by his company, and that is all it took to introduce T.C.’s voice to the world of rodeo. In December 2002, he was approached by Booger Barter Productions, the nation’s 2nd largest team roping production company, to become a full-time employee and announce all of their team roping competitions. He then moved to Athens, Texas.
T.C. was accepted into the PRCA as a Pro Rodeo Announcer in October 2005 at the young age of 22.
In his career to date, T.C. been honored to serve as the announcer for:
Ram Texas Circuit Finals-10 times
National Steer Roping Circuit Finals-1 time
Top 5 Nominee Coleman PRCA Rodeo-5 times
The All-American Pro Rodeo Steer Roping- 5 times
The All-American Pro Rodeo Finals Series-2 times
The World Series of Team Roping Finale-13 times
United Professional Rodeo Association Finals-11 times
Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association Finals-2 times
Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals-6 times
Bismarck PRCA Rodeo-6 times
Bell County PRCA Rodeo-5 times
On average, T.C. announces over 42 events each year across the United States and has been featured in several TV shows on RFD-TV, RIDE TV and The Cowboy Channel.
T.C and Christie grew up together in Andrews, TX. They were friends throughout school and rodeoed together. T.C. and Christie both pursued their futures in different places after high school. T.C. moved to Athens, TX to pursue his announcing career, while Christie attended Texas Tech University where she earned her degree in Education. They crossed paths again in March of 2010 and dated until December of 2013 when they got engaged. On August 30, 2014 Christie and T.C. got married in Waco, TX. Christie teaches junior high school. When she’s not teaching, she has her PRCA Timer’s card and she times rodeos. She travels with T.C. when she can. She also secretaries barrel racing and youth rodeo events as well as competes in barrel racing. T.C. and Christie love traveling together and getting to work events together.
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