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Bill Pickett

Steer Wrestling • Inducted 1989 Bill Pickett, born in 1870, is credited with founding bulldogging or steer wrestling, as it is known today. Legend has it that Pickett resorted to biting the lip of a recalcitrant steer to wrestle it to the dirt to get it into the corral. Pickett...

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Exhibits

Founders HallHall of ChampionsHeritage HallNFR GallerySculpture GardenRodeo LivestockFounders Hall Founders Hall recognizes individuals, firms and foundations that contributed to construction and research for the Hall of Fame. Hall of Champions Hall of Champions is the main hall where cowboys and cowgirls in each rodeo event are honored. In addition, stock contractors, clowns,...

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Rodeo Education

Rodeo as we know it did not exist until the late 1800's, but its roots in North America are traced back to the Spanish settling California and becoming cattle ranchers. The definition of “rodeo” is a Spanish word meaning roundup. The skills of the early Spanish vaqueros were eventually...

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Steer Wrestling

Jack Roddy, 1979 Roy Duvall, 1979 Gene Ross, 1994 Steve Duhon, 2003 Tommy Puryear, 2017 Homer Pettigrew, 1979 James Bynum, 1979 John W. Jones Jr., 1996 Bob A. Robinson, 2006 Dean Gorsuch, 2019 Harley May, 1979 Hugh Bennett, 1979 Ote Berry, 1998 Byron Walker, 2014 John W. Jones Sr., 1979 Bill Pickett, 1989 C.R. Boucher, 2001 Harry Charters, 2015

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Mike Beers

Team Roping • Inducted 2017 Mike Beers, a heeler, won his 1984 world championship while roping with header Dee Pickett, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2003. Beers qualified for the NFR 23 times in team roping (1980-95, 1997-98, 2000-03, 2007). When Beers was only 9 years...

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All-Around

Casey Tibbs, 1979 Bill Linderman, 1979 Gerald Roberts, 1990 Fritz Truman, 1995 Paul Carney, 2001 Jimmie Cooper, 2005 John Bowman, 2013 Buck Rutherford, 2017 Jim Shoulders, 1979 Clay Carr, 1979 Louis Brooks, 1991 Tom Ferguson, 1999 Joe Beaver, 2002 Chris Lybbert, 2006 Pete Grubb, 2014 Trevor Brazil, 2022 Larry Mahan, 1979 Everett Bowman, 1979 Lewis Feild, 1992 Chuck Sheppard, 2000 Todd Whatley, 2003 Paul Tierney, 2008 Tom Nesmith, 2015 Phil Lyne, 1979 Gene...

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Inductees

The colorful history and equally colorful legends of professional rodeo live on at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since the Hall’s opening in 1979, 279 people, 35 animals and 30 rodeo committees have been inducted. More than 100 individuals...

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