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

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
All-Around: 1933, 1934, 1935
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1928, 1932, 1933
Steer Roping: 1930
Steer Wrestling: 1938
Team Roping: 1933, 1949, 1950
Tie-Down Roping: 1931, 1937

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Steer Roping: 1940

Pendleton Round-Up / Pendleton, OR
All-Around: 1940
Steer Roping: 1940

Red Bluff Round-Up / Red Bluff, CA
Tie-Down Roping: 1947, 1948

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
Tie-Down Roping: 1947, 1949, 1950

Rowell Ranch Rodeo / Hayward, CA
Steer Roping: 1934

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