Jim Bob Altizer

Steer Roping • Inducted 1979

Jim Bob Altizer started his rodeo career at a young age and won numerous junior rodeo titles before embarking on his stellar professional career. Regarded as one of rodeo’s greatest steer ropers, Altizer also excelled in tie-down roping, winning a world title in that event at the first NFR in 1959. He went on to win a world steer roping title in 1967. But the cowboy, born May 5, 1932, in Del Rio, Texas, never forgot the start that junior rodeo gave him. For years he conducted free roping schools and clinics on his ranch near Del Rio for youngsters. He was an outstanding contributor of rodeo at all levels. He died in 1997.



World Championships: 2

Tie-Down Roping: 1959

Steer Roping: 1967

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

All-Around: 1964

Tie-Down Roping: 1964, 1965

Born: May 5, 1932 in Del Rio, Texas
Died: December 12, 1997 in Del Rio, Texas

Rodeo Championships

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Tie-Down Roping: 1953, 1959
Steer Roping: 1967

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
Tie-Down Roping: 1957

Ellensburg Rodeo / Ellensburg, WA
Tie-Down Roping: 1967

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Tie-Down Roping: 1960

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Tie-Down Roping: 1952, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo / Spanish Fork, UT
Tie-Down Roping: 1966

West of the Pecos Rodeo / Pecos, TX
All-Around: 1972
Team Roping: 1954, 1972
Tie-Down Roping: 1972

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