Leo Camarillo

Team Roping • Inducted 1979

The son of a working cowboy and ranch foreman, Leo Camarillo knew what discipline and hard work were all about when he embarked on his professional rodeo career. His upbringing helped him win four world team roping titles and a world all-around championship in the 1970s and 1980s. An intense competitor, he created and perfected a polished style of heeling steers (catching both back legs). An excellent horseman, Camarillo, born Jan. 25, 1946, in Santa Ana, Calif., roped off his horse named Super Stick, which many pros thought unsuitable for professional competition. Camarillo was also an excellent tie-down roper and steer wrestler. In his first 11 years in ProRodeo, Camarillo won $180,466 in team roping.


Accolades

Biography

World Championships: 5

All-Around: 1975

Team Roping: 1972, 1973, 1975, 1983

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Team Roping: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1982

RAM Circuit Year-End Champions

California Circuit:

All-Around: 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982

Team Roping: 1976, 1977, 1982

Tie-Down Roping: 1976

Texas Circuit:

Team Roping: 1983

Born: January 25, 1946 in Santa Ana, California
Died: December 30, 2020 in Chandler, Arizona


Rodeo Championships

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

All-Around: 1969, 1972, 1974
Team Roping: 1972, 1974
Tie-Down Roping: 1969, 1972

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days
Prescott, Arizona

All-Around: 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975
Steer Wrestling: 1970, 1971
Team Roping: 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980
Tie-Down Roping: 1982


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