Clay Carr

All-Around • Inducted 1979

Clay Carr won five world titles while competing in roughstock and timed events. His versatility came from working on the family-owned Gill Ranches in California. A cowboy born to the saddle and rope, Carr was a natural athlete who competed in saddle bronc riding, steer roping, steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping during an illustrious career that spanned 25 years. Carr, born April 17, 1909, in Farmersville, Calif., traveled widely during his rodeo career, competing in Australia and England, as well as throughout North America. Upon his death in Visalia, Calif., in April 1957, the citizens of his hometown voted him the all-time greatest athlete of that area.



World Championships: 5

All-Around: 1930, 1933

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1930

Steer Roping: 1930, 1940

Born: April 17, 1919 in Farmersville, California
Died: April 1957 in Visalia, California

Rodeo Championships

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Steer Roping: 1940

Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Oregon

All-Around: 1940
Steer Roping: 1940

Reno Rodeo
Reno, Nevada

Tie-Down Roping: 1947, 1949, 1950

Leave a Reply