Staci Russell

Cowgirl Barrel Racer & Educator

About Staci

Staci Russell did not grow up around horses. She is a first-generation rodeo athlete born and raised in the Detroit metro area. She never imagined herself being a “cowgirl”, but she is glad the world of rodeo found her. Growing up, Staci played basketball and softball. She went to Tuskegee University on an academic and athletic scholarship for softball.

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Staci’s appearances, interviews or inspirational speeches.

TEDx Detroit

Not My First Rodeo: 5 Life Changing Strategies from a Black Cowgirl Barrel Racer

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Live in the D

Detroit’s Channel 4 News

PBS: American Black Journal

Interview with

Daphne P. Hughes

Dripping in Black

Podcast Interview

Staci & Reese’s Cup

Take a look at various pictures and videos of Staci and Reese’s Cup

YouTube Videos

Video Playlist of Barrel Racing Runs

On the Road with Staci and Reese’s Cup

Video of Accomplishments

Reese’s School Visits

Pictures of Reese’s Cup and Students

Photo Gallery

Want to Sponsor?

Want to make a donation or sponsor some of Staci and Reese’s events and/or travel fees? Click Here

I am writing to introduce myself as a professional rodeo athlete and to request your consideration for a sponsorship opportunity. My name is Staci Russell and I have been competing in rodeo events for the past eight years.

I am extremely dedicated to my sport and have worked hard for the successes I’ve experienced. In 2018, I clinched a spot in the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) top 20 barrel racers. I am a three-time Midstates Rodeo Association (MSRA) finals qualifier (2017, 2018, 2021) and the 2017 MSRA Barrel Racing Champion, becoming the first African American to win a MSRA title.

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Get in touch!


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