Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center

Hall of Champions



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Watch famous rides and interviews of 18 South Dakota World Champions in our "Hall of Champions" section of the museum. You will also see chaps, title rings, spurs, photos and buckles of these World Champions far back as 1929. Because of Casey Tibbs’ promotion of the idea of a season-ending match competition, these champions have been crowned annually at the National Finals Rodeo.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alvin Nelson

1957  Saddle Bronc Champion

 

Billy Etbauer 

1992  Saddle Bronc Champion
1996  Saddle Bronc Champion
1999  Saddle Bronc Champion
2000  Saddle Bronc Champion
2004  Saddle Bronc Champion

 

 Casey Tibbs 

1949  Saddle Bronc Champion
1951  Saddle Bronc Champion
1951  Bareback Champion
1951  All Around Cowboy Champion
1952  Saddle Bronc Champion
1953  Saddle Bronc Champion
1954  Saddle Bronc Champion
1955  All Around Cowboy Champion
1959  Saddle Bronc Champion

 Chad Ferley

 2006  Saddle Bronc Champion

Clint Johnson 

1980  Saddle Bronc Champion
1987  Saddle Bronc Champion
1988  Saddle Bronc Champion
1989  Saddle Bronc Champion

Earl Thode

1929  All Around Cowboy Champion
1929  Saddle Bronc Champion
1931  Saddle Bronc Champion
Frank Thompson
2000  Steer Wrestling Champion

 

Jack Buschbom

1949  Bareback Champion
1959  Bareback Champion
1960  Bareback Champion

Jeff Willert 
2005  Saddle Bronc Champion

 

Jerry Norton


1998  World Champion Bullfighter

 Bullfighter joins Tibbs Ring, Capital Journal, Sept. 2010

Mark Garrett  
1996  Bareback Champion

 

Marvin Garrett 
1988  Bareback Champion
1989  Bareback Champion
1994  Bareback Champion
1995  Bareback Champion

Mattie Goff-Newcombe 

1927  Trick Riding Champion

Ote Berry 
1985  Steer Wrestling Champion
1990  Steer Wrestling Champion
1991  Steer Wrestling Champion
1995  Steer Wrestling Champion

Paul Tierney 
1970  Tie-Down Roping Champion
1980  All Around Cowboy Champion

Pee Wee Morris 

1946  Bull Riding Champion

Robert Etbauer 
1990  Saddle Bronc Champion
1991  Saddle Bronc Champion

Tom Reeves 

2001  Saddle Bronc Champion

Troy Pruitt  
1990  Tie-Down Roping Champion