Phil Lyne

All-Around • Inducted 1979

Phil Lyne, born Jan. 18, 1947, in San Antonio, was one of the few contestants to excel in every rodeo event, winning a combined five world titles in three different events. He also won aggregate titles in two events at the National Finals Rodeo. Following an amateur career that saw him win five championships and 42 saddles, Lyne broke into the professional ranks in 1969. He quickly made a name for himself in the PRCA after he was named Rookie of the Year and competed in five events – bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping and steer wrestling. In 1971-72, Lyne won world titles in both the all-around and tie-down roping. He also earned aggregate titles in tie-down roping and bull riding at the 1972 NFR. He then retired from competition, but in 1990, he still had the skills to claim his last world title, this one in steer roping.



World Championships: 5

All-Around: 1971, 1972

Tie-Down Roping: 1971, 1972

Steer Roping: 1990

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

All-Around: 1972

Tie-Down Roping: 1971

Bull Riding: 1972

Steer Roping: 1983, 1986

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Texas Circuit:

Steer Roping: 1990

Linderman Award

1970, 1971, 1972, 1976

Rookie of the Year

Overall: 1969

Born: January 18, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas

Joined PRCA: 1969

Rodeo Championships

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
All-Around: 1972
Bull Riding: 1972 (tie)

Clovis Rodeo / Clovis, CA
Bull Riding: 1972 (tie)

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
Tie-Down Roping: 1972

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
All-Around: 1973, 1974
Tie-Down Roping: 1973

Greeley Stampede / Greeley, CO
Tie-Down Roping: 1972, 1976 (tie)

Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo / Guymon, OK
Steer Roping: 1988, 1999

Iowa’s Championship Rodeo / Sidney, IA
All-Around: 1970
Steer Wrestling: 1970
Tie-Down Roping: 1971

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
All-Around: 1972

Pendleton Round-Up / Pendleton, OR
All-Around: 1981, 1983
Tie-Down Roping: 1979, 1983

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
All-Around: 1970, 1972

West of the Pecos / Pecos, TX
All-Around: 1984
Steer Roping: 1984, 1990


Leave a Reply