PRCA Team Roping Co-champion, 1978
World Champion Team Roper, 1981, 2007
Walt Woodard was born in 1955 in Stockton, California, and was inspired and taught by his father to reach for the pinnacle of the team-roping world. He won the California High School Rodeo Association team-roping championship in 1973, joined the PRCA two years later and began the hard work of climbing the competitive ladder.
Woodard broke on the scene in 1978, winning the PRCA team-roping title with co-champion Doyle Gellerman. In 1981 he took both the NFR and world champion team-roping crowns. Over the years he qualified for the NFR 16 times and, in 1987, set the record on 10 head in a total time of 77.2 seconds. Woodard captured his second PRCA team-roping title in 2007 at the age of 52, setting the record for the most years between titles.
Walt Woodard retired from the arena in 2008. Over the years he taught more than 600 roping clinics throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia. Working from his Stephenville, Texas, ranch, he continues to teach roping and pursue motivational speaking.