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 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 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
Pickett, Dee California 1955 2014
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 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 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