All-Around • Inducted 2006
Born in Ephrata, Wash., on March 14, 1954, Lybbert now makes his home in Forestburg, Texas. A Member of the PRCA since 1976, Lybbert excelled in the tie-down roping and steer wrestling, qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo eight times (1979-84, 1986, 1989) in the tie-down roping and five times in the steer wrestling (1979-80, 1982-83, 1986).
He won his first world title in the all-around category in 1982 and followed that with a world title in the tie-down roping in 1986. In 1982, he was the first PRCA cowboy to earn six-figures prior to the NFR.
He was also a very consistent roper and steer wrestler capturing back-to-back NFR average titles in the tie-down roping (1980-81) and the steer wrestling in 1982. He also won the California Circuit tie-down roping title four times (1978-80, 1982) and the steer wrestling title in 1979. When he started competing in the Texas Circuit, he continued to collect titles. He won the Texas Circuit tie-down roping title and also the all-around title in the circuit.
Lybbert attended Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., and Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
World Championships: 2
Tie Down Roping: 1986
National Finals Rodeo Average Champion
Steer Wrestling: 1982
Tie Down Roping: 1980, 1981
RAM Circuit Year-End Champion
Steer Wrestling: 1979, 1982,
Tie-Down Roping: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982
Tie-Down Roping: 1984, 1986
Born: March 14, 1954 in Ephrata, Washington
Join PRCA: 1976
NFR Qualifications: 8