Joe Alexander

Bareback Riding • Inducted 1979

Joe Alexander dominated bareback riding like no other cowboy has to date. His five consecutive world titles and two regular season championships in the 1970s remain a PRCA record. Alexander, born Nov. 4, 1943, in Jackson Hole, Wyo., was a natural athlete. Ranch-raised near Cora in western Wyoming, he competed in college rodeo, winning the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s title in 1966. Alexander entered about 85 rodeos a year, well below the 100-plus events of most full-time contestants of his era. He set the bareback riding world record in 1974 with a 93-point ride on Beutler Brothers & Cervi’s Marlboro in Cheyenne, Wyo. This mark stood until October 2002 when Wes Stevenson rode Kesler Rodeo’s Cover Girl for 94 points during the Wrangler Tour Finale in Dallas.


Accolades

Biography

World Championships: 5

Bareback Riding: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

California Circuit:

Bareback Riding: 1977, 1982

Mountain States Circuit:

Bareback Riding: 1975

Born: November 4, 1943 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Rodeo Championships

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
Bareback Riding: 1972

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
Bareback Riding: 1980, 1982

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Bareback Riding: 1973, 1974, 1976

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
Bareback Riding: 1969, 1972

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Bareback Riding: 1973, 1974, 1976

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo / San Francisco, CA
Bareback Riding: 1976

Greeley Stampede / Greeley, CO
Bareback Riding: 1971

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo / Tucson, AZ
Bareback Riding: 1971, 1975, 1976

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Bareback Riding: 1974, 1981, 1983

Pendleton Round-Up / Pendleton, OR
Bareback Riding: 1971, 1977, 1979

Redding Rodeo / Redding, CA
Bareback Riding: 1973, 1979, 1980

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
Bareback Riding: 1974, 1981

Rowell Ranch Rodeo / Hayward, CA
Bareback Riding: 1981 (tie)

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Bareback Riding: 1974, 1976

Snake River Stampede / Nampa, ID
Bareback Riding: 1974, 1975, 1977

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo / Spanish Fork, UT
Bareback Riding: 1971


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