J.C. Trujillo

Bareback Riding • Inducted 1994

James Charles Trujillo, born May 10, 1948, began his rodeo career at age 6 in his hometown of Prescott, Ariz. His early prowess resulted in the bareback riding championship of the Arizona Junior Rodeo Association, participation on the Arizona State University rodeo team and the 1968 intercollegiate bareback riding championship. Trujillo joined the PRCA in 1967 and hit the pro circuit full throttle in 1972, eventually qualifying for 12 National Finals Rodeos. Long known as one of rodeo’s most magnetic personalities and a great spokesman for rodeo, Trujillo now combines his love of two sports, rodeo and skiing, in the Cowboy Downhill held every January in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Trujillo believes that success depends on the ability to be realistic about yourself and acknowledge your limitations. He is famous for his realistic and ever-positive attitude and a megawatt smile.


Accolades

Biography

World Championships: 1

Bareback Riding: 1981

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Mountain States Circuit:

Bareback Riding: 1980

Turquoise Circuit:

Bareback Riding: 1975

Born: May 10, 1948 in Prescott, Arizona

Joined PRCA: 1967

NFR Qualifications: 12


Rodeo Championships

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
Bareback Riding: 1979

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
Bareback Riding: 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Bareback Riding: 1980, 1982

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo  San Francisco, CA
Bareback Riding: 1981

Pendleton Round-Up / Pendleton, OR
Bareback Riding: 1982, 1983

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
Bareback Riding: 1979, 1984

Rowell Ranch Rodeo / Hayward, CA
Bareback Riding: 1985

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo / Spanish Fork, UT
Bareback Riding: 1977

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days / Prescott, AZ
Bareback Riding: 1972, 1975, 1980, 1984


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