Toots Mansfield

Tie-Down Roping • Inducted 1979

From 1939-50, Texas roper Toots Mansfield won seven tie-down roping world championships, a record that lasted for 19 years.  Riding Juan Salina’s black gelding Honey Boy, Mansfield was recognized as the man to beat whenever he competed. A master at handling calves on the ground, his skills led him to establish the first successful rodeo school for aspiring ropers in the mid-1950s.  From 1945-51, Mansfield served as president of the Rodeo Cowboys Association.  He was born May 15, 1914, in Bandera, Texas, and died Dec. 6, 1998.



World Championships: 7

Tie-Down Roping: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1950

Born: May 15, 1914 in Bandera, Texas
Died: December 6, 1998 in Big Spring, Texas

PRCA President: 1945-51

Rodeo Championships

California Rodeo Salinas
Salinas, California

Team Roping: 1938
Tie-Down Roping: 1949

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

Tie-Down Roping: 1950

Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Oregon

Tie-Down Roping: 1948, 1951

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

All-Around: 1947
Tie-Down Roping: 1939, 1947
Steer Roping: 1948

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo
Tucson, Arizona

Tie-Down Roping: 1945

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, Texas

Tie-Down Roping: 1950

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, Texas

Tie-Down Roping: 1947, 1948, 1955

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Denver, Colorado

Tie-Down Roping: 1946

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