Jack Roddy

Steer Wrestling • Inducted 1979

Jack Roddy, born Oct. 3, 1937, in San Francisco, competed in his first RCA rodeo at the age of 14 and won $90 in the wild horse race. Early participation in rodeo was not unusual for the youngster who grew up on the family ranch near Colma, Calif., riding and roping with his father’s friends in the rodeo business. In 1956, he joined the RCA and competed around the country, entering all the events. His lanky, 6-foot, 5-inch frame didn’t fit the usual cowboy mold, but it didn’t keep him from becoming college rodeo’s all-around champion in 1959. Adding weight to his height, Roddy became a powerful force in steer wrestling in the early 1960s. He went to the National Finals Rodeo for the first time in 1962. In 1966, he won the world championship in steer wrestling, setting a record for total earnings in the event.



World Championships: 2

Steer Wrestling: 1966, 1968

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Steer Wrestling: 1966

Born: October 3, 1937 in San Francisco, California

Joined the PRCA: 1956

Rodeo Championships

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
Steer Wrestling: 1962, 1964, 1966

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Steer Wrestling: 1971

Cody Stampede / Cody, WY
Steer Wrestling: 1966

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Steer Wrestling: 1968

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo / San Francisco, CA
Steer Wrestling: 1968, 1972

Iowa’s Championship Rodeo / Sidney, IA
Steer Wrestling: 1966

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo / Tucson, AZ
Steer Wrestling: 1967

Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo / Ogden, UT
Steer Wrestling: 1968

Red Bluff Round-Up / Red Bluff, CA
Steer Wrestling: 1962, 1966

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
Steer Wrestling: 1966, 1971, 1976

Rowell Ranch Rodeo / Hayward, CA
All-Around: 1965, 1969
Steer Wrestling: 1956, 1964, 1965, 1967
Team Roping: 1965

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Steer Wrestling: 1966


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