Barry Burk

Tie-Down Roping • Inducted 1994

Barry Burk, a 17-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, has been described as the greatest tie-down roper who never won a world championship. He was reserve champion from 1967-73 and 1975, as well as finishing in third place three times. Born into a rodeo family, Burk traveled the circuit as a youngster with his father. He competed in junior and collegiate rodeo in bareback riding and tie-down roping. Burk was the American Junior Rodeo Association all-around champion from 1957-61 and won titles in tie-down roping five times and steer wrestling three times. Burk, born Jan. 11, 1942, in Duncan, Okla., said, “I enjoyed rodeoing, always have and always will. If I should die tomorrow, people can come to my funeral and say, ‘Well, old Barry enjoyed it while he was here.’”


Accolades

Biography

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Tie-Down Roping: 1973

RAM Circuit Year-End Champion

Oil Circuit:

Tie-Down Roping: 1975

Prairie Circuit:

All-Around: 1977
Tie-Down Roping: 1977

Born January 11, 1942 in Duncan, Oklahoma

NFR Qualifications: 17


Rodeo Championships

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Tie-Down Roping: 1967 (tie)

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

All-Around: 1968

National Western Stock Show &  Rodeo
Denver, Colorado

All-Around: 1966
Tie-Down Roping: 1964, 1966

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