Roy Duvall

Steer Wrestling • Inducted 1979

Although he never saw a rodeo until he was in high school, Roy Duvall of Boynton, Okla., learned fast and won three world titles. Duvall first entered bareback and bull riding when he began competing, but he soon discovered that his real talent was in steer wrestling, where he could take advantage of his strength and 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame. A dedicated professional, Duvall had great concentration when competing. He tried to make every run technically perfect. One of the best horse trainers in professional rodeo, Duvall sold many steer wrestling and hazing horses to other contestants every year. Duvall qualified for the Wrangler NFR an amazing and record 24 times, which includes a 21-year run from 1966-86. More amazing is the time span from his first qualification to his last – 28 years.

World Championships: 3 (1967, 1969, 1972)

Born August 23, 1942 in Boynton, Oklahoma

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