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

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Steer Wrestling: 1982

Tie Down Roping:  1980, 1981

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

California Circuit:

Steer Wrestling: 1979, 1982,

Tie-Down Roping: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982

Texas Circuit: 

All-Around: 1986

Tie-Down Roping: 1984, 1986

Born: March 14, 1954 in Ephrata, Washington

Join PRCA: 1976

NFR Qualifications: 8

Rodeo Championships

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

All-Around: 1985
Tie-Down Roping: 1989

Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Oregon

All-Around: 1976

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, Texas

All-Around: 1982
Steer Wrestling: 1989 (tie)
Tie-Down Roping: 1990

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, Texas

Steer Wrestling: 1987 (tie)
Tie-Down Roping: 1984

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

Tie-Down Roping: 1979

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