ProRodeo Hall of Fame

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ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Pro rodeo hof.png
Established1979
Location101 Pro Rodeo Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coordinates38°54′46″N 104°49′27″W / 38.91278°N 104.82417°W / 38.91278; -104.82417Coordinates: 38°54′46″N 104°49′27″W / 38.91278°N 104.82417°W / 38.91278; -104.82417
TypeHall of fame
Websiteprorodeohalloffame/ ProRodeo

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy was opened in August 1979 as a museum designed to "preserve the legacy of the cowboy contests, the heritage and culture of those original competitions, and the champions of the past, present and future." It is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and only inducts Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women's Professional Rodeo Association members. It is the "only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the sport of professional rodeo."[1]

Inductees[edit]

Since the Hall’s opening in 1979, 250 people, 31 livestock and 27 rodeo committees have been inducted. More than 100 individuals are nominated each year, but only a few are selected.[2] For a complete list of inductees, see List of ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductees. Notable inductees include:

Humans[edit]

Horses[edit]

  • Steamboat, a gelding bronc, was inducted 1979; he is the model of the Wyoming state trademark, Bucking Horse and Rider, with the rider having been Clayton Danks, a Nebraska native who died in 1970 in Thermopolis, Wyoming[18]
  • Scamper, barrel racing, was inducted in 1996[19]
  • Star Plaudit “Red”, a barrel racing horse, won two world championships in a single season[20]
  • Midnight, a saddle bronc, was inducted in 1979[21]
  • Gray Wolf, sire, many of the best bucking horses today descend from Gray Wolf, inducted in 2016[22]
  • War Paint, a saddle bronc, was three-time bucking horse of the year, and inducted in 2011[23]
  • Descent, a saddle bronc, despite an injury at the beginning of the '70s, returned to win his fifth and sixth bucking horse of the year award, and was inducted in 1979[24]
  • Scottie, steer wrestling, chestnut gelding, was able to take three cowboys to four world championships. Many liked him because he did not tire easily, enabling multiple cowboys to show him in quick succession[25]

Bulls[edit]

  • Skoal Pacific Bell, bull riding, only ridden five times in 150 outs, he also was the only three-time PRCA world champion bull in history, and was inducted in 2007[26]
  • Bodacious, bull riding, was one of two bulls to win the PBR and PRCA world champion and the inaugural champion bull of the PBR, inducted in 1999[27][28][29]
  • Crooked Nose (fighting bull),1990, was the only fighting bull inducted, loved by fans and dreaded by bullfighters, and inducted in 1990.[30]
  • Red Rock, unridden in 309 outs in his pro rodeo career (though he was ridden by Lane Frost in 1988, it was not actually an event), inducted in 1990[31]
  • Old Spec, ridden 7 times in 350 outs, was inducted in 1979[32]
  • Oscar, in 300 outs, only eight riders rode him, including Don Gay three times (twice he was ridden for 97 points), he then became a legend in breeding. In fact, the renowned Bushwacker and many other great bulls came from Oscar. He was also featured in the Disney documentary film, The Great American Cowboy, and was inducted in 1979[33]
  • Tornado, bucking off 220 cowboys before being ridden by Freckles Brown, was inducted in 1979[34]

Pioneer Award[edit]

  • Earl W. Bascom, recipient of the Pioneer Award 2016, was a rodeo-equipment inventor, world record time holder, actor, and artist/sculptor.[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame - Museum of the American Cowboy". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Inductees". ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Jim Shoulders - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Chris LeDoux - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Ty Murray - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Richard "Tuff" Hedeman - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Charles Sampson - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Larry Mahan - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Roy Cooper - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Charmayne James - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Slim Pickens - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Ben Johnson - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Lane Frost - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Casey Tibbs - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Don Gay - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Lewis Feild - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  17. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (March 8, 2015), "25 year RodeoHouston veteran Fred Whitfield advances out of Super Series II", Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, retrieved Apr 6, 2017
  18. ^ "Questions & Answers". lemen.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  19. ^ "Scamper". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. www.prorodeohallofffame.com. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  20. ^ "Star Plaudit "Red" - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Midnight - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Gray Wolf - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  23. ^ "War Paint - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Descent - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  25. ^ "Scottie - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  26. ^ "Skoal Pacific Bell - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  27. ^ "Life and Times of a Superstar". Jo Deurbrouck. www.jodeurbrouck.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  28. ^ Tuff Hedeman vs. Bodacious
  29. ^ "Bodacious - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  30. ^ "Crooked Nose - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  31. ^ "Red Rock - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  32. ^ "Old Spec - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  33. ^ "Oscar - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  34. ^ "Tornado - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  35. ^ "Pioneer Award - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2017.

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