Cody Lambert

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Cody Lambert (born December 2, 1961) is an American former professional saddle bronc and bull rider. He was a Champion Bull Riding Cowboy and Vice President of the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. He created the protective vest that most Professional Bull Riders wear, after seeing the death of his friend, Lane Frost at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 30, 1989.[1]

Early Life[edit]

Cody Lambert is the son of racehorse trainer Cliff Lambert, who was the first jockey to win the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs aboard Galobar in 1959. Cody has three siblings, brothers Chuck and Casey Lambert, a successful racehorse jockey and sister Cheyanne.


Cody, Lane Frost, Ty Murray, "Razor" Jim Sharp and Tuff Hedeman frequently rode the rodeo circuit together and were known as the "Wolfpack" during that time.

Cody Lambert retired from bull riding at the end of the 1996 PBR World Finals. He is currently the Vice President and Livestock Director of the PBR. He currently makes his home in Bowie, Texas. Cody currently lives on a ranch with his wife, Leanne, and their horses and dogs.


In 2002, Cody was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.[2] Inducted for his rodeo accomplishments, the museum features many of Lambert's personal items used during his illustrious rodeo career.

In 2012, Lambert was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.[3]

In Media[edit]

In the Lane Frost biographical drama, 8 Seconds (1994), Lambert was portrayed by Red Mitchell.


  1. ^ "Cheyenne 1989". 1989-07-30. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
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  3. ^ Lambert inducted into Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame