Warren G. “Freckles” Brown

Bull Riding • Inducted 1979

Known as Freckles, Warren G. Brown won the world bull riding title in 1962 at the age of 41, making him the oldest man in ProRodeo history to win a riding-event championship title. World War II interrupted Brown’s rodeo career. A member of the OSS, he made four combat parachute jumps into China, where he staged a rodeo using Army mules and native cattle. Following the war, Brown resumed his rodeo career and suffered several injuries, including broken legs and a broken neck. After winning the world title in 1962, he finished third in 1966 and 1968 and fifth in 1967. Tornado, a famous bucking bull, tossed more than 200 world-class bull riders in the dirt before Brown rode him and made it to the whistle. Brown was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Wheatland, Wyo., and passed away on March 20, 1987.



World Championships: 1

Bull Riding: 1962

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Bull Riding: 1967

Born: January 28, 1921 in Wheatland, Wyoming
Died: March 20, 1987 in Soper, Oklahoma

Rodeo Championships

Black Hills Roundup / Belle Fourche, SD
All-Around: 1957, 1958
Bareback Riding: 1958
Bull Riding: 1957
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1957

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Bull Riding: 1957, 1960

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
Bull Riding: 1962

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo / San Francisco, CA
Bull Riding: 1966

Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo / Guymon, OK
All-Around: 1958
Bull Riding: 1958, 1969

Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo / Ogden, UT
Bull Riding: 1966, 1968

West of the Pecos Rodeo / Pecos, TX
Bull Riding: 1955
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1956
Steer Wrestling: 1955

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