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

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
Steer Wrestling: 1987

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Steer Wrestling: 1986

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Steer Wrestling: 1986

Iowa’s Championship Rodeo / Sidney, IA
Steer Wrestling: 1986, 1989

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Steer Wrestling: 2000

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Steer Wrestling: 1998

Snake River Stampede / Nampa, ID
Steer Wrestling: 1985, 1992 (tie)

West of the Pecos Rodeo / Pecos, TX
Steer Wrestling: 1988

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days / Prescott, AZ
All-Around: 1989
Steer Wrestling: 1990, 1997


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