Duane has performed in 44 states and four Canadian provinces, literally from coast to coast and border to border. He has been featured at 9 PRCA circuit finals, the Dodge National Circuit Finals, and presented at three opening acts at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Duane and sorrel horse Little Richie hail from the plains of western South Dakota. Duane has served as a PRCA clown, barrelman, Contract Personnel Executive Council member, on the PRCA Convention Committee, the National Finals Rodeo Committee and is an inductee in the SD Hall of Fame, SD Casey Tibbs Hall of Fame and the Black Hills State University Rodeo Hall of Fame. His right choices and drug free message with his "Backstage with a Rodeo Clown" program has entertained students in 2,000 schools in 22 states and four Canadian provinces. He is the only rodeo personality to be funded from the National Endowment for the Arts.
When not on the road, Duane and his wife Claudette operate a 4,500 acre cattle and sheep ranch.
2014 - Inductee, Black Hills State University Rodeo Hall of Fame
2011, 2012, 2013 - Nominee, PRCA Lifetime Achievement Award