MISS RODEO CANADA 1975
Jeri Duce

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Biography

Jeri DuceJerri Duce (Phillips)
Miss Rodeo Canada 1975

Jerri-Duce-Phillips won her first Canadian Championship in Barrel Racing at twelve years of age. She went on to win the championship a total of nine times, on three different horses. She was the first Canadian to qualify for the NFR in 1975 and returned in 1976 and 1977.

Jerri and her sister Joy were well known across North America as "The Flying Duces" due to the extreme speed of their horses. During her illustrious rodeo career, Jerri has won many awards and on Novenmber 8, 1997, Jerri was also the first woman introduced into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

Jerri is married to Lee Phillips, a two time Canadian Champion in the Steer Wrestling. They live at Carseland, Alberta where she trains trick riding and barrel racing horses and has worked in the film industry as a wrangler and a stunt person.

Currently, Jerri runs a year round trick ridign school that has produced many of the acts that you see in the arena today!

 

 

 

 




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Jeri Duce

Jerri Duce Phillips - Trick Riding School
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame
Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame - Video
Rodeo Queen and CFR Contestant - 1975 Canadian Cowboy Magazine - 39 Years of CFR Highlights - Oct/Nov 2013

 



Diaries

Jerri Duce - Inducted in the Canadian Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame - November 8, 1987

Jerri Duce, born in Claresholm, Alberta in December 1951, is the daughter of Frank and Rose Duce.

Her first Canadian Championship in the Barrel Racing Event was at the tender age of twelve. She went on to win the women's event a total of nine times, on three different horses. She was the first Canadian to qualify for the NFR in 1973 and qualified in 1976 and 77.

Jerri started trick riding with her sister Joy when she was nine years old, they were originally named "Sister Act" which was changed to the more recognizable title of "The Flying Duces". They performed North America-wide, including the World's Fair, Expo 1967 in Montreal, Quebec. State Fair Rodeos in Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana, Rochester, Minnesota, Fort Worth, Texas, also the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California and Madison Square Gardens in New York. They also performed abroad in England and Scotland in 1981, Bermuda in 1988 and Japan in 1991.

Jerri was a Rodeo Queen Judge for Miss World Rodeo in 1981 in Australia. Well qualified for this task, as she was the 1975 Rodeo Queen.

During her Rodeo career, she won a total of 16 trophy saddles, numerous buckles, horse trailers, six bronzes and four commemorative Winchester trophy rifles.

Jerri lives at Okotoks, AB where she trains horses and works in the film industry as a "wrangler" and a "stunt person."

 

 

 

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