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

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
Tie-Down Roping: 1952

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, Wyoming
Tie-Down Roping: 1954, 1956

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
Tie-Down Roping: 1949

Grand National Stock Show & Rodeo / San Francisco, CA
Tie-Down Roping: 1949

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo / Tucson, AZ
Tie-Down Roping: 1947, 1949

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Tie-Down Roping: 1957

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Tie-Down Roping: 1951

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