Brad Gjermundson

Saddle Bronc Riding • Inducted 1995

Brad Gjermundson’s ability quickly became obvious. He was named PRCA saddle bronc riding Rookie of the Year in 1980. The next year he won the world championship and never looked back. “After I won my first world championship, I continued to set that as my goal every year,” said Gjermundson, who was born March 25, 1959, in Richardson, N.D. He qualified for the NFR eight straight years during the 1980s. Then, in 1994, after a five-year absence, he went back to the premier event and pocketed $81,000, the second highest total ever won by a cowboy in a single event at the NFR up to that time. Gjermundson thinks his quiet demeanor may have fooled peers into believing he lacked competitive fire. His record tells a different story. “I’m going to go for a win every time I nod my head at every rodeo I enter. So far, I guess I’m doing all right,” he said.



World Championships: 4

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1983, 1988

Rookie of the Year

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1980

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Badlands Circuit:

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1995

Born: March 25, 1959 in Richardson, North Dakota

Joined the PRCA: 1980

NFR Qualifications: 9

Rodeo Championships

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1984 (tie), 1986

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1986

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1984, 1990

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1982

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo / Tucson, AZ
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1985, 1986 (tie)

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1981 (tie)

Pendleton Round-Up / Pendleton, OR
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1984

Redding Rodeo / Redding, CA
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1983

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1987, 1988

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1983

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo / Spanish Fork, UT
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1986

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days / Prescott, AZ
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1982, 1996


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