JEFF ZGONINA

      Jeff attended Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois where he earned all-Chicago, all- Catholic League, all-county and
all-state honors in football. He also lettered in basketball, hockey, and track for the Crusaders. He now plays for the Houston
Texans. He currently resides in Houston with his wife Cammie and their two children. Back in 2003 he decided to get into the
bull bucking business with Maury Tate. Together they have created what is now known as Mo Betta Bull Company.
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                                                                MAURY TATE

     Maury Tate is 44 years old, married to wife Nikki and has two girls, Cydney is 12 and Hadley is six.  Maury has been a
professional calf roper for 17 years and have been a consistent finisher in the top 30. He has won many of the major rodeos,
such as: Reno, Greeley, Springdale, Colorado Springs, Pecos, Livingston, Prairie Circuit, Prairie Circuit Finals, Dodge
National Circuit Finals and the 1991 U.S. Olympic Rodeo Team.  Maury has been around rodeo his whole life and love it.
     In 1987 he started a small clothing company called "Mo" Betta Shirt Company.  Maury had a few ladies making shirts that he
would take with him and sell while he was on the road.  One year at the National Finals Rodeo every calf roper was wearing a
"Mo" Betta shirt.  A few of our other customers include, Garth Brooks, Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Joe Diffie and more.  
He has been featured in several national magazines like People Magazine, Western Horseman, Country Weekly, Top
Entrepreneur, as well as being featured on the Crook and Chase television show.
     Maury was the spokesperson for the Oklahoma Chevy Team for five years.  He did all the TV and radio ads, as well as
speaking engagements and live radio remotes.  Chevrolet designed a special edition "Mo" Betta Chevy Truck and a car they called
the "Mo" Betta Berretta.  These were sold exclusively in Oklahoma.
     He now is the stock contractor for the Cody Nite Rodeo in Cody, Wyoming.  This is the longest running nightly rodeo in
the USA!  They are moving in to their 75th year in Cody.  Mo Betta Rodeo Company has grown the attendance and the rodeo
contestant participation every year since they took the contract in 2005.  You can visit what's going on now at
     In the year of 2003, Maury partnered with Jeff Zgonina and they started Mo Betta Bull Company.
Maury Tate
Rt 2 Box 169 A
Apache  OK 73006
Phone: 580-512-1791
E-mail: njtate@pldi.net