Notable • Inducted 2008

The term all-around has always taken on a different meaning when applied to Duane Howard. An all-around cowboy who competed at the highest level of ProRodeo in his youth, Howard would later serve on the PRCA Board of Directors, as a PRCA pickup man and as one of the first PRCA professional judges (1982-94), working the National Finals Rodeo 11 times. Howard of Sheyenne, N.D., competed in all three roughstock events as a professional, finishing as Reserve World Champion in bull riding three times (1955, 1957 and 1960) and also as Reserve World Champion in the all-around to Jim Shoulders in 1957. He qualified in saddle bronc riding and bull riding at the first National Finals Rodeo in 1959 and 1960 and was the bull riding average winner in 1960 before his competitive career was cut short by a severe injury suffered at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days in 1961.



National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Bull Riding: 1960

Born: August 2, 1933 in Devils Lake, North Dakota
Died: October 1, 2015 in Sheyenne, North Dakota

Rodeo Championships

Black Hills Roundup / Belle Fourche, SD
Bull Riding: 1958

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1958
Bull Riding: 1959

Ellensburg Rodeo / Ellensburg, WA
Bull Riding: 1955

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
All-Around: 1960
Bull Riding: 1957

Pendleton Round-Up / Pendleton, OR
Bull Riding: 1959

Red Bluff Round-Up / Red Bluff, CA
Bull Riding: 1956, 1959

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
All-Around: 1960
Bull Riding: 1960, 1961

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