Ty Murray

All-Around • Inducted 2000

Ty Murray’s childhood goal was to be the best cowboy ever and to be the first cowboy to beat the record of six world all-around titles set by Larry Mahan and matched by Tom Ferguson. His path to roughstock greatness began at age 2, riding calves. He progressed through Little Britches, the High School Rodeo Association and the Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Early on he competed in all events, but discovered his true ability lay with saddle broncs, bareback horses and bulls. Murray’s dominance on the professional circuit began in 1988 when he won bareback riding and overall Rookie-of-the-Year awards. The next year he took home his first all-around world champion buckle. En route to seven all-around titles and two bull riding championships, Murray, born Oct. 11, 1969, in Phoenix, Ariz., rewrote the record books: most money won in a year, $297,896, in 1993; most money won at one rodeo, $124,821 at the 1993 National Finals Rodeo; and one of the highest scored bareback rides, 92 points on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Bordertown in San Francisco in 1991. The dominant cowboy in his era, Murray is recognized by his peers as a great all-around champion, who made his mark through perseverance, hard work and a positive attitude.



World Championships: 9

All-Around: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998

Bull Riding: 1993, 1998

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

All-Around: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Bull Riding: 1998

Bareback Riding: 1993

Rookie of the Year

Overall: 1988

Bareback Riding: 1988

RAM Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion

All-Around: 1993, 1994

Bull Riding: 1994

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1993

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Texas Circuit:

All-Around: 1990, 1991, 1992

Bull Riding: 1990, 1993

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1991

Bareback Riding: 1992

Born: October 11, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona

Joined PRCA: 1988

NFR Qualifcations: 19

Rodeo Championships

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

All-Around: 1990
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1993

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Denver, Colorado

All-Around: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
Bareback Riding: 1990, 1992
Bull Riding: 1994

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, Texas

All-Around: 1992, 1995, 1997
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1998
Bull Riding: 1995

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, Texas

All-Around: 1991
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1991
Bull Riding: 1991

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

All-Around: 1991
Bareback Riding: 1991, 1992 (tie)


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