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Ike Rude



Year Inducted: 1974

Ike Rude

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Steer Roper, Champion, 1941, 1947, 1953

An active rodeo and matched-roping contestant for 60 full years, Ike Rude was born in 1894 at Mangum, Texas (Two years later, Rude became an Oklahoman when Greer County was transferred to Oklahoma Territory).  He entered his first rodeo in 1910 and performed for the last time at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in 1971 at age 77.

In his youth, Ike Rude cowboyed on the Matador and JA ranches in West Texas. In 1922 he made the first of 26 appearances at New York’s Madison Square Garden. An inveterate steer and calf roper, Rude won hundreds of contests, including many matched competitions against the best in the sport. A Along the way he captured three world steer-roping titles and won his last steer-roping championship at Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1956 at age 62.”

Rude won the “World’s Champion Cowboy” title at the 1931 Pendleton Roundup and captured three championship steer-roping titles over his career.

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