Troy Fort

Tie-Down Roping • Inducted 1979

Troy Fort learned to rope in world-class competition and won two world championships after coaching by the great Jake McClure. Fort won his championships on the famous Baldy that he bought from Katherine Burk after the untimely death of her husband, Clyde. Although Baldy was famous and the horse Fort used in ProRodeo competition, he often said the best horse he ever had was a bay gelding named Streak, acquired after Baldy was retired. Fort was known as a great stylist at tie-down roping and was picture perfect in his runs. People watched him with awe even when he failed to win. Fort was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Lovington, N.M., and died Jan. 2, 1993.



World Championships: 2

Tie-Down Roping: 1947, 1949

Born: December 8, 1917 in Lovington, New Mexico
Died: January 2, 1993 in Lovington, New Mexico

Rodeo Championships

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Tie-Down Roping: 1954, 1956

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Denver, Colorado

Tie-Down Roping: 1957

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, Texas

Tie-Down Roping: 1949

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, Texas

Tie-Down Roping: 1951

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo
San Francisco, California

Tie-Down Roping: 1949

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