Steve Duhon

Steer Wrestling • Inducted 2003

Louisiana cowboy Steve Duhon was a son of a horse trainer and part-time rodeo contestant. He became interested in horses when he was 5 years old, and it was that interest in horses and rodeo that led Duhon to a crossroads. He had to choose between football at Louisiana State University or a career on the rodeo trail. He decided he had a better chance for success in the arena. In 1985 that decision paid off when Duhon captured PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year honors. The next year, he won the first of three world championships. Along the way to those championships, Duhon qualified for the National Finals Rodeo eight times, twice won the steer wrestling NFR aggregate title and established a Wrangler NFR record run of 3.0 seconds in 1986, a mark that was tied in 2001.



World Championships: 3

Steer Wrestling: 1986, 1987, 1993

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Steer Wrestling: 1987, 1993

Rookie of the Year

Steer Wrestling: 1985

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Southern Circuit:

All-Around: 1989

Steer Wrestling: 1986, 1989, 1993

Born: May 27, 1962 in Opelousas, Louisiana

Joined the PRCA: 1985

NFR Qualifications: 8

Rodeo Championships

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Steer Wrestling: 1986

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, Texas

Steer Wrestling: 1998

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, Texas

Steer Wrestling: 1986

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days
Prescott, Arizona

All-Around: 1989
Steer Wrestling: 1990, 1997

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Denver, Colorado

Steer Wrestling: 2000


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