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National Rodeo Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1966
Kid Fletcher

Kid Fletcher



Bull Rider, Champion, 1938

Born at Competition, Missouri, in 1914, Kid Fletcher personified the name of his birthplace during two decades of rodeoing. He joined Clyde Miller’s Wild West Show in 1930 as a rough stock performer and went professional in 1937.

Kid Fletcher competed regularly on bulls, bareback and saddle broncs, and in steer wrestling. He is recorded as the only contestant ever to make a qualified ride on a rank Montana mare named Dizzy Bertha. In addition to his 1938 bull-riding championship, Fletcher was distinguished as the rodeo hand with the most broken bones and as “the most bowlegged cowboy in America.”

Kid Fletcher served at the Fort Reno (Oklahoma) Remount Station during World War II and lived in the El Reno area for years thereafter. He died in Oklahoma City in 1957 from injuries received in a construction accident.

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