Caesar Ozuna was born to rodeo. He entered his first rodeo at the age of 6 and won the Break Away roping title. This was followed by competing in High School Rodeo in Tie Down Roping, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding.
In 1966 Caesar enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and spent the next 20 years as a Structural Mechanic working on helicopters at various duty stations around the world including a one year tour in Viet Nam in 1969. Caesar’s introduction to military rodeos happened during his tour in Hawaii where he helped organize rodeos for military members while managing to win two Hawaii Rodeo Association Bareback Riding titles.
While serving at his primary duty station at Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS) Tustin, CA he competed in Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding. Caesar won the prestigious Camp Pendleton Rodeo Tie Down Roping seven times, Team Roping six times and also captured the 1982 All Around. He also competed at the military world championships in Yuma, AZ 1981-1985. He was the team president for the MCAS Tustin Rodeo Team 1980-1986.
When MSgt Ozuna retired from the military he worked for Bell Helicopter, then as a ranch foreman before becoming a TIG welder in 1998. He has continued to compete in rodeos and won the Senior Team Roping Association season championship in 2013.
Military Rodeo World Championships: 2 (Tie Down Roping 1982, Team Roping 1983)
Born: 1946 in Premont, TX