Cowboy, rancher and rodeo contestant Ace Berry was born at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in 1947.
A member of the Delaware Tribe, he grew up in a family of Indian cowhands and followed that occupation all his life. He has lived and worked on the same California ranch since his youth.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Berry rode bareback and team roped throughout the West, placing in the money at major venues like Calgary, Pendleton, Cheyenne, Denver, San Antonio, El Paso, Las Vegas, Reno, Salinas and San Francisco. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in team roping in 1962 at the age of 15. He contended at the NFR 14 times, six times competing in both bareback riding and team roping.
A long-time member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Ace Berry served as the regional director for bareback riding for a number of years. He was inducted into the Oakdale (California) Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, and still participates in “Over-Fifty” rodeo contests.