Glen Franklin

Tie-Down Roping • Inducted 1979

Glen Franklin won three world championships in four years. Born March 18, 1936, in House, N.M., Franklin carried a rope when he was still wearing diapers and put his loop on any dog, chicken or human that got within range. A natural athlete, he was on the New Mexico state high school basketball team the same year he won his state high school tie-down roping title. His talent aroused the interest of tie-down roping great Troy Fort, who thought so highly of Franklin’s ability that he turned the great Streak, Fort’s best horse, over to Franklin. Later, Franklin paid $300 for a horse called Red Light, a horse that turned out to be a natural and was greatly responsible for Franklin’s back-to-back championships. Never content with the constant travel required to compete full time in professional rodeo, Franklin virtually retired after winning his third title and went into ranching.



World Championships: 3

Tie-Down Roping: 1965, 1967, 1968

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Tie-Down Roping: 1967

Born: March 18, 1936 in House, New Mexico

Rodeo Championships

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
Tie-Down Roping: 1957

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Tie-Down Roping: 1967 (tie)

Ellensburg Rodeo / Ellensburg, WA
Tie-Down Roping: 1957

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Tie-Down Roping: 1965

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo / San Francisco, CA
Tie-Down Roping: 1957, 1961, 1962

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo / Tucson, AZ
Tie-Down Roping: 1960

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Tie-Down Roping: 1958, 1965, 1968

Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo / Ogden, UT
Tie-Down Roping: 1968

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Tie-Down Roping: 1965, 1970


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