Bobby Berger

Saddle Bronc Riding • Inducted 1990

Bobby Berger’s first world championship in 1979 was won by a margin of $5 over Tom Miller of Faith, S.D. Born June 22, 1945, in Halstead, Kan., Berger competed successfully in all three roughstock events. He qualified 13 times for the National Finals Rodeo, winning aggregate titles in bull riding in 1971 and saddle bronc riding in 1980. From 1976-78, the PRCA honored two champions. The world champion was determined by most money won at the NFR and the other was a PRCA champion, based on total season earnings. In 1977, Berger won the PRCA championship in saddle bronc riding with $25,431. Berger, a former member of the PRCA Board of Directors, is thought to have been the first cowboy to ride Descent, the famous bronc of Beutler Brothers Company.



World Championships: 3

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1971, 1979, 1980

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

All-Around: 1971

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1980

Bull Riding: 1969, 1971

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Prairie Circuit:

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1980, 1982

Bull Riding: 1976, 1977

Southern Circuit:

Bull Riding: 1976, 1977

Born: June 22, 1945 in Halstead, Kansas

NFR Qualifications: 13

Rodeo Championship

Black Hills Roundup / Belle Fourche, SD
All-Around: 1972
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1972, 1975, 1976 (tie)

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
Bull Riding: 1974

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1979

Clovis Rodeo / Clovis, CA
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1966, 1969, 1970

Cody Stampede / Cody, WY
Bull Riding: 1969

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
All-Around: 1971

Dodge City Roundup / Dodge City, KS
All-Around: 1977

Ellensburg Rodeo / Ellensburg, WA
All-Around: 1971
Bull Riding: 1968
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1971

Greeley Stampede / Greeley, CO
Bull Riding: 1972, 1973, 1977 (tie)

Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo / Guymon, OK
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1970

Iowa’s Championship Rodeo / Sidney, IA
All-Around: 1976
Bull Riding: 1976 (tie)
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1969, 1973, 1976

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo / Tucson, AZ
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1977 (tie)

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Bull Riding: 1971 (tie)
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1976

Red Bluff Round-Up / Red Bluff, CA
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1968

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
Bull Riding: 1969
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1979

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days / Prescott, AZ
Bareback Riding: 1971

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