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

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Steer Wrestling: 1967

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Denver, Colorado

Steer Wrestling: 1969

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, Texas

Steer Wrestling: 1977, 1996

Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Oregon

Steer Wrestling: 1967

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

Steer Wrestling: 1970

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, Texas

Steer Wrestling: 1965, 1978


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