Some of the Great Ones, Gone, Not Forgot

Discussions of the bucking bull industry

Some of the Great Ones, Gone, Not Forgot

Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Joined: 16 Jan 2009, 23:13

01 Feb 2009, 20:52 #1

Thought I would start this thread and add to it periodically with people and animals of past Rodeo History. I think, if your going to be in this biz, its great to know about the history of rodeo to some degree, especially when it comes to the animals, whether its bulls or horses. Alot new coming into the biz havent even heard of some of these animals. I believe all of them played apart in the industry then and they continue even now although they are gone. SR
NOTE: Inducted is referring to the PRCA Hall of Fame

TORNADO
livestock • Bull • Inducted 1979

During a 14-year period, Tornado, a Hereford-Brahma cross-breed, bucked off every cowboy – all 220 of them – who tried to ride him. Owned by legend Jim Shoulders, the 1,800-pound bull met his match, however, at the 1967 National Finals Rodeo where he was paired with ProRodeo Hall of Famer Freckles Brown. Brown, the 1962 world champion, was 46 years old at the time and still riding better than cowboys half his age. At the end of eight seconds, Brown had broken Tornado’s streak. Applause for both man and bull reportedly shook the rafters. Shoulders said, “If anyone ever rode this bull, I’d rather it was Freckles.” Tornado was retired in 1968, and Freckles retired from competition in 1974.



RED ROCK
livestock • Bull • Inducted 1990

Red Rock, owned by Growney Brothers Rodeo Company, started bucking in PRCA rodeos in 1983. He retired from the arena after the 1987 National Finals Rodeo, unridden in 309 attempts. His retirement was brief. In 1988, John Growney created the “Challenge of the Champions.” This seven-ride match pitted Red Rock, 1987 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year, against Lane Frost, 1987 world bull riding champion. Frost finished with a 4-3 advantage, but it did more to Red Rock’s fame than his previous 309-0 record. Red Rock retired at the Growney Brothers Ranch in Red Bluff, Calif., and died in 1994.



OSCAR
livestock • Bull • Inducted 1979

In Oscar’s first five years as a bucking bull, more than 100 cowboys tried to ride him and every one of them failed to make the eight-second horn. A bronze “Oscar” was offered by owner RSC (Rodeo Stock Contractors) to the first man to ride him. The trophy wasn’t collected until 1975 when John Davis made it to the whistle. Oscar, unlike many great bucking bulls, was small, weighing about 1,300 pounds. His bucking style was characterized by a violent spin to the left. Earlier in his career, he tried to hook a thrown rider, but later he usually ignored them. Only a handful of cowboys made an eight-second ride on Oscar, among them Randy Majors, Jerome Robinson, Allan Jordan, Guy Barth and Don Gay. Majors and Jordan rode Oscar twice. Gay rode him three times. At the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco, Gay and Oscar produced a 97-point ride. At that time the score was a world record for any PRCA bucking stock. The ride won the event for Gay and earned him the PRCA bull riding championship. In 1978 Jordan’s ride on Oscar earned them a 96. Oscar retired to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, where he remained until his death in 1983.





OLD SPEC
livestock • Bull • Inducted 1979

cowboys called him Old Spec, not with affection but with respect for the curiously spotted, cross-bred Brahma bull that in 350 attempts, over a seven-year bucking career, allowed only seven riders to make qualifying rides. It was a ratio of 50 to 1, in favor of the 1,700-pound animal. At the 1959-60 National Final Rodeo, where only the nation’s top stock appear, Spec was awarded plaques as the best bucking bull. Purchased in 1957 as a 4-year-old by stock contractors Elra and Jiggs Beutler from Tom Harlan of McLean, Texas, Spec was first ridden by former world champion Harry Tompkins that same season. Three years passed before anyone else accomplished the feat. Last to ride Spec, who had a penchant for turning on a fallen rider, was an Oklahoman Pat Scudder in 1964 in Coffeyville, Kan.


BODACIOUS
livestock • Bull • Inducted 1999

Perhaps no bucking bull in ProRodeo history was as feared as Bodacious, a 1,900-pound cross-bred charbray that burst upon the scene in 1992. In four years, Bodacious was virtually unrideable. All muscle, the bull with the distinctive yellow coloring bucked off 127 of his 135 riders and became known for a bone-crushing style that sent many riders to the hospital, including world champions Tuff Hedeman and Terry Don West. Bodacious was known for his explosive exit out of the chute. He started out with such force it was not uncommon to see his belly from the top of the back of the chute. He was first ridden in 1993, and it took two years before another bull rider stayed on for eight seconds. His ability to buck riders off before they could nod their heads did not endear him to the cowboys. For his efforts, Bodacious was named PRCA Bull of the Year in 1994-95 and top bull of the National Finals Rodeo in 1992 and 1994-95. Owners Sammy and Carolyn Andrews retired Bodacious during the 10th round of the 1995 National Finals Rodeo. Until his untimely death in 2000, Bodacious spent his time in his home pasture, passing on his genes to future bucking stars.




Marcia Bennett
Big Spring,TX
214/606/2452

The Bucking Stock Connection
http://www.thebuckingstockconnection.com

SR Web Design
http://www.summerrainwebdesign.com

Behind the Barnonline
http://www.behindthebarnonline.com

A cowgirl isn't afraid to stand up for what she loves, needs believes, and knows what's right.....even if it means standin alone.
Reply
Like

TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 02:59

01 Feb 2009, 21:07 #2

How about V61??? HS
HOWARD STEVENSON
8907 FAIR OAKS PKWY
BOERNE, TEXAS


210-698-2036

TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS!
Reply
Like

Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Joined: 16 Jan 2009, 23:13

01 Feb 2009, 21:11 #3

How about V61??? HS
Who is that Howard?
Marcia Bennett
Big Spring,TX
214/606/2452

The Bucking Stock Connection
http://www.thebuckingstockconnection.com

SR Web Design
http://www.summerrainwebdesign.com

Behind the Barnonline
http://www.behindthebarnonline.com

A cowgirl isn't afraid to stand up for what she loves, needs believes, and knows what's right.....even if it means standin alone.
Reply
Like

peycashkatz
Totally Addicted
peycashkatz
Totally Addicted
Joined: 18 Jan 2009, 11:31

01 Feb 2009, 21:17 #4

bid ole HR of cervi's
bryon beveridge
Deming, NM
575-494-2781
2011 paid advertiser
Reply
Like

TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 02:59

01 Feb 2009, 23:53 #5

Sent some info. Hope you can read it...Do you remember the poem I wrote about him and put on the BC???? HS
HOWARD STEVENSON
8907 FAIR OAKS PKWY
BOERNE, TEXAS


210-698-2036

TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS!
Reply
Like

Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Joined: 16 Jan 2009, 23:13

02 Feb 2009, 00:07 #6

thanks Howard



Marcia Bennett
Big Spring,TX
214/606/2452

The Bucking Stock Connection
http://www.thebuckingstockconnection.com

SR Web Design
http://www.summerrainwebdesign.com

Behind the Barnonline
http://www.behindthebarnonline.com

A cowgirl isn't afraid to stand up for what she loves, needs believes, and knows what's right.....even if it means standin alone.
Reply
Like

artman182
Totally Addicted
artman182
Totally Addicted
Joined: 18 Jan 2009, 13:29

02 Feb 2009, 01:03 #7

I think that Red Wolf should be added to that list. Great bull for a long time. He passed away recently which is very unfortunate.

Arthur
Arthur Lidral
Caldwell, ID
208.908.8403
Reply
Like

TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 02:59

02 Feb 2009, 02:24 #8

Something unique on records was the number of outs of V61. But back then in 1972 a score of 94 points was unheard of. HS
HOWARD STEVENSON
8907 FAIR OAKS PKWY
BOERNE, TEXAS


210-698-2036

TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS!
Reply
Like

T.S.
Totally Addicted
T.S.
Totally Addicted
Joined: 20 Jan 2009, 15:49

02 Feb 2009, 02:37 #9

TRC - HS @ Feb 1 2009, 08:24 PM wrote: Something unique on records was the number of outs of V61. But back then in 1972 a score of 94 points was unheard of. HS
DIDNT HE HAVE LIKE 5000 TRIPS ON HIM ?

HAHA .. I DONT KNOW/REMEMBER THAT BULL BUT I HAVE READ A LITTLE BOUT HIM AND I THINK HE WAS THE REAL DEAL !!
Trae Shelton

http://www.jbarsbuckingbullco.com NEW UPDATES

867-5309

GEORGIA
Reply
Like

TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
TRC - HS
Totally Addicted
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 02:59

02 Feb 2009, 03:27 #10

He Poco Loco, get you maginfying glass and read. And just think , he was just a dang old bramer. HS
HOWARD STEVENSON
8907 FAIR OAKS PKWY
BOERNE, TEXAS


210-698-2036

TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS!
Reply
Like

J.D.R.
Totally Addicted
J.D.R.
Totally Addicted
Joined: 21 Jan 2009, 18:09

02 Feb 2009, 05:40 #11

its cool to see and read a lil about those ole greats. i didnt know red wolf had passed on, that was one of my favorites.
Broken Diamond R Livestock
J.D. Ritter
Mullin, TX
325-451-0424
Reply
Like

j\v livestock
Totally Addicted
j\v livestock
Totally Addicted
Joined: 24 Jan 2009, 20:56

02 Feb 2009, 05:47 #12

the other thing is those old bulls didn't get pampered. nowdays a bull gets10 or 12 outs without being covered and all of a sudden he is great cowboy scott
scott davis
emmett, idaho
208-740-0803
Reply
Like

tdteel
Totally Addicted
tdteel
Totally Addicted
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 15:31

02 Feb 2009, 13:09 #13

Good thread. Love reading about bulls in the past.
TD Teel
Cason's Dad
Ada, OK
580-320-7432
Teel Ranch
Reply
Like

Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Summerrain
Totally Addicted
Joined: 16 Jan 2009, 23:13

02 Feb 2009, 13:55 #14

Im happy everyone is enjoying this, I plan on adding periodically more history for everyone!
Marcia Bennett
Big Spring,TX
214/606/2452

The Bucking Stock Connection
http://www.thebuckingstockconnection.com

SR Web Design
http://www.summerrainwebdesign.com

Behind the Barnonline
http://www.behindthebarnonline.com

A cowgirl isn't afraid to stand up for what she loves, needs believes, and knows what's right.....even if it means standin alone.
Reply
Like

nrscindy
Totally Addicted
nrscindy
Totally Addicted
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 17:18

02 Feb 2009, 15:52 #15

T.S. @ Feb 1 2009, 09:37 PM wrote:
TRC - HS @ Feb 1 2009, 08:24 PM wrote: Something unique on records was the number of outs of V61.  But back then in 1972 a score of 94 points was unheard of.  HS
DIDNT HE HAVE LIKE 5000 TRIPS ON HIM ?

HAHA .. I DONT KNOW/REMEMBER THAT BULL BUT I HAVE READ A LITTLE BOUT HIM AND I THINK HE WAS THE REAL DEAL !!
TRAE, it says in the caption... 266 outs before he was ridden......just thought I would help you for a change!!!!! ....Cindy..... cheers
Cindy Scott
Frederick, Md.
cindyemergencyrn@yahoo.com
Reply
Like