Chris Lybbert

All-Around • Inducted 2006

Born in Ephrata, Wash., on March 14, 1954, Lybbert now makes his home in Forestburg, Texas. A Member of the PRCA since 1976, Lybbert excelled in the tie-down roping and steer wrestling, qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo eight times (1979-84, 1986, 1989) in the tie-down roping and five times in the steer wrestling (1979-80, 1982-83, 1986).

He won his first world title in the all-around category in 1982 and followed that with a world title in the tie-down roping in 1986. In 1982, he was the first PRCA cowboy to earn six-figures prior to the NFR.

He was also a very consistent roper and steer wrestler capturing back-to-back NFR average titles in the tie-down roping (1980-81) and the steer wrestling in 1982. He also won the California Circuit tie-down roping title four times (1978-80, 1982) and the steer wrestling title in 1979. When he started competing in the Texas Circuit, he continued to collect titles. He won the Texas Circuit tie-down roping title and also the all-around title in the circuit.

Lybbert attended Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., and Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

World Championships: 2 (all-around, 1982; tie down roping,  1986)

Born March 14, 1954 in Ephrata, Washington

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