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

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Bareback Riding: 1973, 1974, 1976

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Denver, Colorado

Bareback Riding: 1974, 1981, 1983

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, Texas

Bareback Riding: 1974, 1976

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, Texas

Bareback Riding: 1973, 1974, 1976

Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Oregon

Bareback Riding: 1971, 1977, 1979

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

Bareback Riding: 1976

Reno Rodeo
Reno, Nevada

Bareback Riding: 1974, 1981


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