Dick Griffith

Bull Riding • Inducted 1989

Dick Griffith began his rodeo career as a trick rider when he was 6 and went on to win four consecutive world bull riding championships. A member of the famous 101 Ranch Rodeo outfit in 1930-31, Griffith attributed his exceptional balance and coordination in bull riding to early training as a trick rider. Born in 1913 in Canton, Okla., Griffith was one of the founders of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association. Griffith continued competing and performing as a trick rider until 1954, when he retired from active competition to devote full-time to coaching his family troupe. He held CTA/PRCA membership card number 3 and served as CTA’s bull riding director from 1937-42. He died Aug. 10, 1984.

World championships: 4 (1939-42)

Born in 1913 in Canton, Oklahoma
Died August 10, 1984 in Wickenburg, Arizona

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