Reg Kesler began his career as a rodeo contestant in boys steer riding at Raymond. He went on to become a professional rodeo cowboy who won distinction as the All-Round Rodeo Champion of Canada in 1948, 1951, and 1953. In 1951, he placed second in the Canadian Saddle Bronc, Bareback, and Steer Decorating Events. Reg Kesler won the Wild Cow Milking Championship three times at the famous Calgary Stampede. Reg Kesler continues to work tirelessly for the betterment of rodeo in both Canada and the United States.