Roy Duvall

Steer Wrestling • Inducted 1979

Although he never saw a rodeo until he was in high school, Roy Duvall of Boynton, Okla., learned fast and won three world titles. Duvall first entered bareback and bull riding when he began competing, but he soon discovered that his real talent was in steer wrestling, where he could take advantage of his strength and 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame. A dedicated professional, Duvall had great concentration when competing. He tried to make every run technically perfect. One of the best horse trainers in professional rodeo, Duvall sold many steer wrestling and hazing horses to other contestants every year. Duvall qualified for the Wrangler NFR an amazing and record 24 times, which includes a 21-year run from 1966-86. More amazing is the time span from his first qualification to his last – 28 years.


Accolades

Biography

World Championships: 3

Steer Wresting: 1967, 1969, 1972

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Steer Wresting: 1984

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Prairie Circuit:

Steer Wresting: 1977, 1981, 1984

Born: August 23, 1942 in Boynton, Oklahoma

NFR Qualifications: 24


Rodeo Championships

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
Steer Wrestling: 1979, 1986

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Steer Wrestling: 1967

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
All-Around: 1972
Steer Wrestling: 1972

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Steer Wrestling: 1977, 1996

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo / San Francisco, CA
Steer Wrestling: 1970

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Steer Wrestling: 1969

Pendleton Round-Up / Pendleton, OR
Steer Wrestling: 1967

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Steer Wrestling: 1965, 1978

Snake River Stampede / Nampa, ID
Steer Wrestling: 1972, 1981


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