Inducted February 1970
Born in Clyde Idaho and raise din upper Snake River Country near Salmon, Idaho. Won third place in bronc riding in first rodeo at Odgen Utah, in 1928. Won top awards during 17 years career at such rodeos as Pendleton, Cheyenne, Madison Square Garden, Fort Worth and numerous others. World's champion bronc rider in 1937 and 1938. World's champion All-Around cowboy in 1938. Roped and bulldogged in addition to bronc riding. Became a charter member of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in 1965. Became a resident of Kern County in 1954. Wife Marian, daughter Myra. Resides in Lake Isabella area, near Onyx.