Jack Buschbom

Bareback Riding • Inducted 1979

Jack Buschbom, born Oct. 6, 1927, in State Center, Iowa, survived two serious accidents with horses before he ever started in ProRodeo. The son of a stock contractor and former rodeo contestant, Buschbom began competing at age 17 as a bull rider. Three years later, he concentrated on learning to ride broncs bareback, and in just two years, he was a world champion for the first time. He also won the world crown in 1959-60. Buschbom was the first home-grown Midwesterner to make it big in professional rodeo, and he was among his event’s leaders throughout his career. His lay-back, wild-spurring style was eventually copied by most contestants. In 1960, Buschbom served as president of the RCA, the forerunner of the PRCA.


Accolades

Biography

World Championships: 3

Bareback Riding: 1949, 1959, 1960

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Bareback Riding: 1959, 1961, 1964

Born: October 6, 1927 in State Center, Iowa
Died: in July 15, 2011 in Pierre, South Dakota

RCA President: 1960


Rodeo Championships

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
All-Around: 1959
Bareback Riding: 1959, 1965

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Bareback Riding: 1949, 1954

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
All-Around: 1956
Bareback Riding: 1949, 1962 (tie)
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1956

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo / San Francisco, CA
Bareback Riding: 1949

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Bareback Riding: 1960

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Bareback Riding: 1953, 1954, 1960


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