Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductees

The Rodeo Hall of FameThe Rodeo Hall of Fame enjoys a prominent and important place in the renowned National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since 1955, cowboys and cowgirls have been inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, a tribute to rodeo’s greatest legends who paved the way for today’s rodeo champions. Visitors enjoy the inductees’ personal stories through interactive kiosks in the American Rodeo Gallery, a display that educates visitors from around the world on the history of the sport.


Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductees

Name State Vital Information Year Inducted
Aber, Doff Wyoming 1908-1946 1966
Adams, Leon Oklahoma 1930 2004
Akers, Ira Texas 1933-1974 1988 PRHS
Akridge, Eddy Nevada 1929-2011 1999
Alexander, Joe California 1943 2003
Alsbaugh, Walter Colorado 1918-1992 2009
Altizer, Jim Bob Texas 1932-1997 1995
Ambler, Jerry Canada 1912-1958 1998
Appleton, Dave Texas 1960 1988
Appleton, Dave Australia/Texas 1960 2012
Arnold, Carl Arizona 1898-1973 1985
Ashworth, Ted California 1996 2014
Askin, Bob Montana 1900-1973 1978
Austin, Tex NewMexico 1887-1941 1976
Baldwin, Tillie Connecticut 1888-1958 2004
Barmby, Bob California 1900-1990 1996
Barnes, Bob Iowa 1929-2013 2010
Barnes, Jack TX 1957 2016
Barrett, Hadley Nebraska 1929-2017 2008
Barry, Ote SD 1962 2016
Bascom, Earl Utah 1906-1995 2013
Beals, Charley Oklahoma 1918-1994 2010
Beaver, Joe Texas 1965 1995
Beeson, Fred Kansas 1887-1970 1991
Bell, Ray California 1899-1996 1986
Bennett, Hugh Colorado 1905-1994 1977
Bernard, Randy California 1967 2014
Berry, Ace California 1947 2002
Beutler, Elra Oklahoma 1897-1987 1982
Beutler, Lynn Oklahoma 1905-1999 1988
Beutler, John "Jiggs" Oklahoma 1924-1980 2010
Blackstone, Vick Florida 1912-1987 1982
Blancett, Bertha Kaepernik Colorado 1883-1979 1975
Blevins, Earl Wyoming 1906-1994 1984 PRHS
Boen, Ken Arkansas 1918 1991
Bolen, Berenice Dossey Idaho 1913-1974 1991
Bond, Paul Arizona 1915-2012 1992
Boucher, C.R. Montana 1931 2001
Bowman, Everett Arizona 1899-1971 1955
Bowman, John California 1899-1959 1955
Bowman, Edward Colorado 1886-1961 1962
Brackenbury, Sammy Thurman California 1933 2012
Brady, Buff California 1918-2004 1992
Brazile, Trevor Texas 1976 2002
Brennan, Harry Wyoming 1880-1934 1979
Brooks, Louis Oklahoma 1916-1983 1955
Brown, Freckles Oklahoma 1921-1987 1986 PRHS
Brown, Doug Oregon 1946 2014
Bruce, Winston Canada 1938 2007
Burge, Emma "PeeWee" California 1919-2011 2012
Burk, Clyde Oklahoma 1913-1945 1966
Burmister, A. H. (Hippy) California 1894-1985 1995
Burrell, Cuff California 1893-1976 1997
Buschbom, Jack Arkansas 1929-2011 1998
Bush, Wanda Harper Texas 1931 2001
Byers, Chester Texas 1892-1945 1969
Bynum, James Texas 1924-1999 1993
Caldwell, Lee Oregon 1892-1952 1966
Camarillo, Leo California 1947 1975, 2015
Camarillo, Jerold California 1947 2003
Canutt, Yakima Washington 1895-1986 1975
Carney, Paul Colorado 1912-1950 1961
Carr, Clay California 1909-1957 1955
Carroll, J. Ellison Texas 1862-1942 1976
Carter, Barton Oklahoma 1894-1991 2005
Chase Jr., Joe NorthDakota 1933-2005 2009
Christensen, Hank Oregon 1912-1986 1988 PRHS
Christensen, Albert "Bobbie" Oregon 1913-2007 2011
Clancy, Foghorn Texas 1882-1958 1991
Clark, Bobby Oklahoma 1930 1991
Clark, Gene Oklahoma 1926 1991
Clennon, Bart Arizona 1910-2012 1996
Colborn, Everett E. Idaho 1892-1972 1981
Colborn, Ava Texas 1906-1985 1987 PRHS
Combs, Bennie Oklahoma 1931-1977 2002
Combs, Willard Oklahoma 1922-2004 2002
Connelly, Lex California 1926-1984 1987 PRHS
Connelly, Edith Happy Massachusetts 1925-1999 2000
Cook, Bob California 1932-2001 2005
Cooper, Jimmie NewMexico 1956 1981
Cooper, Roy Oklahoma 1955 1983
Cooper, Tuffy NewMexico 1925-2013 1998
Cooper, Felix Louisiana 1912-1997 2001
Cooper, Clay AZ 1961 2016
Copenhaver, Deb Washington 1925 1991
Cornish, Cecil Oklahoma 1909-2003 1991
Cox, Breezy Arizona 1900-1960 1982
Crosby, Bob NewMexico 1897-1947 1966
Cullison, Bob Nebraska 1927-2009 2014
Curtis, Eddie Oklahoma 1908-1965 1971
Curtis, Andy Oklahoma 1912-1979 1986
Davis, Sonny Texas 1935-1991 1993
Davis, Gordon California 1919-1997 1994
Davis, Shawn Nevada 1940 2011
Decker, Tater Oklahoma 1924-2017 1992
Decker, Jo Texas 1925 2000
DelVecchio, Bobby NY 1957 2015
Dightman, Myrtis Texas 1935 1997
Doak, George Texas 1937 2001
Dollarhide Jr., Ross Oregon 1921-1977 2003
Dossey, Carl Arizona 1918-1955 2006
Doubleday, Ralph R. Iowa 1881-1958 1988
Douthitt, Buff NewMexico 1924 2001
Dunafon, Wayne Colorado 1919-2001 2005
Dunn, Rex Texas 1955-2012 2013
Duvall, Roy Oklahoma 1942 1998
Echols, C.L. "Buck" TX 1914-1992 2015
Edwards, John MT 1941 2015
Elliott, Verne Colorado 1890-1962 1973
Elliott, George Oklahoma 1900-1981 2006
Eskew, Junior Oklahoma 1918-1977 1984
Eskew, Jim Oklahoma 1888-1965 1992
Estes, Bobby Texas 1920-2006 1991
Etbauer, Billy SouthDakota 1963 2013
Etbauer, Dan SouthDakota 1965 2013
Etbauer, Robert SouthDakota 1961 2013
Farris, John Texas 1928 2010
Farris, Mildred Texas 1933-2013 2010
Feddersen, Bill Oklahoma 1927 2013
Feild, Lewis Utah 1957 1985
Feist, Bob CA 1940 2015
Ferguson, Tom Oklahoma 1950 1974
Fletcher, Kid Colorado 1914-1957 1966
Fletcher, George Oregon 1890-1971 2001
Flynn, Denny Arkansas 1951 2010
Fort, Troy C. NewMexico 1917-1993 1986
Fredericks, Pete North Dakota 1936 2012
Frost, Lane Colorado 1963-1989 2008
Frost, Clyde Colorado 1933 2010
Fulkerson, Jasbo Texas 1904-1949 2001
Gale, Floyd Oklahoma 1895-1980 1991
Gamblin, Amye Texas 1911-1989 1992
Gardner, Joe Texas 1877-1921 1979
Garrett, Sam California 1892-1989 1985
Gaudin, D. J. (Kajun Kidd) Texas 1929 1996
Gay, Don Texas 1953 2008
Gibbs Munroe, Jimmy TX 1952 2016
Gibson, Marie "Ma" Canada 1894-1933 2006
Gjermundson, Brad Nebraska 1959 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2012
Goodspeed, Buck Oklahoma 1907-1991 1987
Goodspeed, Jess Oklahoma 1912-1983 1987
Grammer, Henry Oklahoma 1883-1923 2000
Greenough, Alice Montana 1902-1995 1983
Greenough, Margie (Henson) Montana 1908-2004 1983
Greenough, Turk Montana 1905-1995 1983
Griffith, Dick Oklahoma 1913-1984 1984
Groff, Buddy Texas 1925-2015 2000
Hadley, Tom Texas 1927-2008 2004
Hancock, Bill Texas 1917-1997 1990
Hancock, Sonny NewMexico 1917-1997 1997
Happy, Don California 1916-2006 2011
Harris III, Howard Oklahoma 1932-2010 2005
Hastings, Mike Wyoming 1891-1965 1974
Hastings, Fox Texas 1882-1948 1987
Hatley, John NewMexico 1930-2001 2004
Haverty, Del Nevada 1928 1996
Hefner, Hoyt Texas 1911-1977 1987 PRHS
Helfrich, DeVere Oregon 1902-1981 1991
Hennigh, Duane Kansas 1930 2000
Henson, Chuck Arizona 1931 2009
Holcomb, Homer Idaho 1896-1971 1982
Holmes, Marvin Oklahoma 1931-1991 2014
Hopkins, Ethel A. (Ma) Arizona 1884-1964 1999
Houston, Jim Nebraska 1941 2012
Howard, Duane NorthDakota 1933 2007
Hyland, Mel Canada 1948 2006
Irwin, C.B. Wyoming 1875-1934 1975
Ivory, Buster Texas 1923-2003 1990
Ivory, Perry California 1905-1983 1998
Ivory, June Texas 1932-2004 2004
Jarrett, Ryan Georgia 1983 2010
Jauregui, Andy California 1903-1990 1979
Johnson, Ben Oklahoma 1896-1952 1961
Johnson, Clint Texas 1956 1999
Johnson, Bernis Texas 1932 2005
Johnson Combs, Sherry Oklahoma 1938 2005
Jones, Cecil California 1917-2014 1997
Jones, John W. California 1932-2013 2000
Josey, Martha Texas 1938 2011
Justin Jr., John Texas 1917-2001 2003
Kane, Larry Montana 1938-2008 2010
Kesler, Reg Texas 1919-2001 2009
Kirnan, Tommy NewJersey 1893-1937 1977
Knight, Pete Canada 1903-1937 1958
Knight, Harry Canada 1907-1989 1985
Lambert, Mel Oregon 1920-1999 1998
LeDoux, Chris Wyoming 1948-2005 2006
Lefton, Abe California 1900-1958 1990
Leuschner, C. O. (Dogtown Slim) Texas 1913-1996 1996
Lewallen, G. K. Texas 1919 1994
Lewis, Roy Nebraska 1914-2003 2011
Like, Jim Colorado 1918-2001 1993
Linder, Herman Canada 1907-2001 1980
Linderman, Bill Montana 1920-1965 1955
Linderman, Bud Montana 1922-1961 1987 PRHS
Linderman, Walt MT 1936-2005 2016
Lindsey, John Texas 1906-1974 1986
Linger, Howard "Sonny" Montana 1928 2011
Logan, Pete Montana 1917-1993 1991
Long, Hughie Canada 1907-1987 1984
Lowry, Fred Oklahoma 1892-1956 1987
Lucas, Tad Barnes Texas 1902-1990 1968
Lucas, Buck Nebraska 1898-1960 2002
Lucia, Tommy TX 1941 2015
Lybbert, Chris California 1954 1982
Lyne, Phil Texas 1947 1971
Lytle, Ronald "Buddy" Mississippi 1940-2002 2010
Madison Jr., James "Russ" SouthDakota 1879-1956 2012
Maggini, Charles California 1894-1982 2003
Mahan, Larry Oregon 1943 1966
Mansfield, Toots Texas 1914-1998 1981
Martinelli, Bill California 1935 2014
May, Harley California 1926-2008 1988 PRHS
Mayo, Don Iowa 1939 2002
McBeth, John Kansas 1940 2013
McCarroll, Bonnie Idaho 1897-1929 2002
McCarroll, Frank Minnesota 1892-1954 2007
McCarty, Eddie Wyoming 1887-1946 1970
McClure, Jake NewMexico 1902-1940 1955
McCrory, Howard SouthDakota 1913-1985 1984 PRHS
McEntire, John Wesley Oklahoma 1897-1976 1984
McEntire, Clark Oklahoma 1927-2014 1988
McGinnis, Vera California 1892-1990 1985
McGinty, Rusty Texas 1907-1964 1995
McGonagill, Clay NewMexico 1879-1921 1975
McLaughlin, Don Colorado 1927-1994 1990
McLaughlin, Gene Pennsylvania 1929 2013
McLean, Kenny Canada 1939-2002 2005
McMacken, Bill SouthDakota 1913-1967 2012
McSpadden, Clem Oklahoma 1925-2008 1989
Meek, Junior Texas 1936-2006 2001
Merchant, Richard Arizona 1896-1977 1983
Merritt, King Wyoming 1894-1953 1977
Miller, ClydeS. Iowa 1898-1974 2002
Miller, John Arizona 1942 2009
Mills, George Colorado 1912-1964 1980 PRHS
Montana, Montie California 1910-1998 1989
Mortensen, Dan Montana 1968 1997
Mosley, Dixie Lee Reger Oklahoma 1930 2003
Mulhall, Lucille Oklahoma 1885-1940 1975
Mulkey, Burel Idaho 1904-1982 1955
Mullens, Johnnie Arizona 1884-1978 1975
Munroe, Dan "Bud" MT 1952 2016
Murray, Leo Oklahoma 1902-1980 1986
Murray, Ty Texas 1969 1989
Nelson, Alvin SouthDakota 1934 2006
Nesbitt, Don Arizona 1907-1988 1955
Nesbitt, Pauline Oklahoma 1907-1996 1999
Nesmith, Tom Oklahoma 1935-1972 1962
Ohl, Cody Texas 1973 2001
Oliver, Dean Idaho 1929 1963
Olson, Jerry SD 1935 2015
Oropeza, Vicente Mexico 1858-1923 1975
Parker, Bud TX 1887-1946 2015
Parkison, Chuck California 1919-1988 2008
Paul, George Texas 1947-1970 2007
Peth, Wick WA 1930 2016
Pettigrew, Homer NewMexico 1914-1997 1955
Pickens, Slim California 1919-1983 1986 PRHS
Pickett, Bill Oklahoma 1870-1932 1971
Pickett, Dee Idaho 1955 1984
Pierce, B.J. NM 1926 2015
Plaugher, Wilbur California 1923 2007
Porter, Willard H. Florida 1920-1992 1991
Porter, T.B. LA 1927 2015
Potter, Mel Arizona 1935 2005
Privett, Booger Red Texas 1858-1926 1975
Pruett, Gene Idaho 1917-1988 1980
Purdy, Ikua Hawaii 1873-1945 1999
Quintana, John Idaho 1947-2013 2013
Ragsdale, Bob Missouri 1936 2003
Rambo, Gene California 1920-1988 1955
Randall, Glenn California 1908-1992 1989
Randolph, Florence Hughes Fenton Oklahoma 1898-1971 1968
Reiners, Dennis Arizona 1937 2014
Reynolds, Benny Montana 1936 1961
Richardson, Nowata Slim Oklahoma 1894-1982 1981
Riley, Lanham Texas 1920-2006 1993
Riley, Mitzi Lucas Texas 1930 1995
Riley, Doyle Texas 1923-1985 1998
Roach, Ruth Scantlin Texas 1896-1986 1989
Roberds, Coke T. Colorado 1870-1960 1964
Roberts, Gerald Kansas 1920-2004 1955
Roberts, Ken Kansas 1918-1975 1980
Roberts, Emmett C. Kansas 1895-1992 1984 PRHS
Robinson, Lee Texas 1891-1927 1967
Robinson, Bob AB, Canada 1931 2014
Roddy, Jack California 1938 1997
Rollens, Rufus Oklahoma 1891-1972 1988
Ross, Gene Oklahoma 1904-1987 1986
Rosser, Horton Alexander "Cotton" California 1928 2009
Rowell, Harry California 1891-1969 1985
Rowell, Maggie California 1906-1975 1985
Rude, Ike Oklahoma 1894-1985 1974
Rutherford, Buck Oklahoma 1929-1988 1955
Ryan, Paddy Montana 1896-1980 1978
Salinas, Juan Texas 1901-1995 1991
Sampson, Charles California 1958 2008
Sawyer, Fern NewMexico 1917-1995 1991
Schell, Asbury Arizona 1903-1980 2003
Schneider, Johnie California 1904-1982 1955
Schneider, Frank California 1912-1983 1994
Schumacher, Jimmy Arizona 1920-2010 2002
Scudder, Pat Oklahoma 1925-2002 2002
Sewalt, Ronnye Texas 1941-1994 2003
Sewalt, Royce Texas 1914-1974 2007
Shaw, Everett Oklahoma 1908-1979 1980
Shelton, Dick Texas 1901-1970 1975
Shelton, Reine Hafley Texas 1902-1979 1991
Sheppard, Chuck Arizona 1916-2005 1985
Sheppard, Nancy Kelley Arizona 1929 1996
Sheppard, Lynn Arizona 1926 2004
Shoulders, Jim Oklahoma 1928-2007 1955
Shultz, Charley Oklahoma 1891-1985 1999
Slocum, Tex Texas 1902-1963 2004
Smith, Dale D. Arizona 1928-2017 1995
Smith, Bill Montana 1941 2000
Smith, Velda Tindall Texas 1908-1990 2005
Smith, Frances Texas 1930-2013 2014
Smith Jr., Vernon "Dude" Texas 1928 2006
Snyder, Smokey Canada 1908-1965 1977
Sorensen, Doc Idaho 1893-1985 1988 PRHS
Sorrels, Buckshot Arizona 1913-1977 1990
Sowder, Thad Colorado 1874-1931 1960
Stahl, Jesse California 1883-1938 1979
Steele, Fannie Sperry Montana 1887-1983 1975
Steiner, Buck Texas 1899-2001 1993
Steiner, Tommy Texas 1927-1999 1995
Stillings, Floyd California 1904-1995 1987
Stoker, J. W. Texas 1927 1999
Strickland, Hugh Idaho 1888-1941 1968
Strickland, Mabel DeLong Washington 1897-1976 1981
Stroud, Leonard Colorado 1893-1961 1965
Sundown, Jackson Idaho 1863-1923 1976
Taillon, Cy Montana 1907-1980 1986 PRHS
Tallman, Bob Texas 1947 2007
Taylor, Dan Texas 1923-2010 2006
Tegland, Howard SouthDakota 1897-1945 1991
Tescher, Jim NorthDakota ca. 1929-2003 2004
Tescher, Tom NorthDakota 1926-2008 2009
Thode, Earl Ernest SouthDakota 1900-1964 1955
Thompson, Claire Belcher Texas 1902-1971 2008
Tibbs, Casey SouthDakota 1929-1990 1955
Tierney, Paul SouthDakota 1952 1980
Todd, Homer Arkansas 1918-1958 1991
Tompkins, Harry Texas 1927 1955
Tooke, C. E. Montana 1909-1968 2008
Trickey, Lorena Oregon 1893-1961 2000
Truan, Fritz California 1916-1945 1955
Truitt, Dick Oklahoma 1904-1978 1983
Tucker, Harley Oregon 1908-1960 1997
Tureman, Sonny Oregon 1918-1995 2000
Vamvoras, Clyde Louisiana 1948-1985 2007
Veach, C. Monroe Missouri 1896-1986 1993
Vold, Harry Colorado 1924-2017 2009
Walker, Enoch Wyoming 1932-1979 1988 PRHS
Ward, Leonard Oregon 1903-1985 1955
Ward, William "Bill" California 1923-1992 2001
Weadick, Guy Canada 1885-1953 1976
Webster, Shoat Oklahoma 1923-2013 1990
Weeks, Guy Texas 1932-2007 1992
Weeks, Billy Texas 1926-1988 1998
Welch, Joe NewMexico 1906-1991 1988
Whaley, Everett (Slim) Oklahoma 1899-1999 1986
Wharton, Ray Texas 1920 1994
Whatley, Todd Oklahoma 1920-1966 1955
White, Vivian Oklahoma 1913-1999 1991
Whiteman, Hub Texas 1910-1977 1983
Whiteman, Jim Texas 1914-1978 1988 PRHS
Whitfield, Fred Texas 1967 2000
Wilcox, Don Oklahoma 1914-1984 1994
Williams, George 2008
Witmer, Nancy Bragg Kansas 1926-2014 1999
Wood, Marty Canada 1933 2008
Woodard, Walt California 1955 2010
Worrell, Sonny Kansas 1936 1994
Yoder, Phil Wyoming 1898-1941 1987
Young, Rick Louisiana 1934 2004
Youree, Florence Price Oklahoma 1933 2009
Zumwalt, Oral Harris Montana 1903-1962 1963