Leo Camarillo

Team Roping • Inducted 1979

The son of a working cowboy and ranch foreman, Leo Camarillo knew what discipline and hard work were all about when he embarked on his professional rodeo career. His upbringing helped him win four world team roping titles and a world all-around championship in the 1970s and 1980s. An intense competitor, he created and perfected a polished style of heeling steers (catching both back legs). An excellent horseman, Camarillo, born Jan. 25, 1946, in Santa Ana, Calif., roped off his horse named Super Stick, which many pros thought unsuitable for professional competition. Camarillo was also an excellent tie-down roper and steer wrestler. In his first 11 years in ProRodeo, Camarillo won $180,466 in team roping.

World Championships: 5 (Team roping, 1972-73, 1975, 1983; all-around, 1975)

Born January 25, 1946 in Santa Ana, California

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