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National Rodeo Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2023
LaTonne Sewalt Enright

LaTonne Sewalt Enright



Barrel Racing

Born January 23, 1939, in Brownwood, Texas, LaTonne Sewalt Enright entered her first rodeo when she was 9 years old, and by age 11 won her first Barrel Racing World Championship, becoming the youngest to ever win at that time (1950). During one winning streak, Sewalt Enright won all rounds and averages in eight rodeos for total winnings of $3,997 at the Houston Fat Stock Show & Rodeo; Childress, Texas; the All Girl Rodeo at Jacksboro, Texas; Texarkana, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee:, Little Rock, Arkansas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Burwell, Nebraska. Sewalt Enright and her horse, Little Joe, seldom knocked over a barrel, and she claimed her second World Championship in 1954 at age 15. When Little Joe died in 1959, Sewalt Enright lost her enthusiasm for competition. Later in life, Sewalt Enright attended seven different colleges to complete her teaching degree while raising a young daughter. She taught high school business classes for 30 years. Her father, Royce Sewalt, was the 1946 RCA World Champion Calf Roper and her brother, Ronnie Sewalt, qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in calf roping 16 times. Both are National Cowboy Museum Rodeo Hall of Fame honorees. Today, Sewalt Enright lives in Decatur, Texas.

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