Past Champions

Clem McSpadden

  • 1946—Member of team winning first NIRA Rodeo at Cameron College in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 1954 – 1972 Oklahoma State Senator
  • 1960-? NFR Rodeo Announcer
  • 1967 – 1984 NFR General Manager
  • 1973-1975 – US Representative
  • 1974 Ran for Governor of Oklahoma
  • 1974 – Gave Reba McIntyre the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the NFR in OKC
  • 1990 Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1986 PRCA Announcer of the Year
  • 1998 Ben Johnson Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Rodeo Historical Society Inductee
  • Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Will Roger’s nephew
  • Former President of the PRCA

Eldon Dudley

  • 1949 NIRA National Calf Roping Champion
  • 1975 Cheyenne Frontier Days All-Around Cowboy
  • 1977 PRCA Texas Circuit Steer Roping Champion
  • Texas Cattle Feeders Board of Directors member
  • 1977 Dodge National Circuit Finals Steer Roping Champion

Dick Barrett

  • 1951 NIRA National Bareback Champion
  • 1951 NIRA National All-Around Men’s Team Champion
  • 1951 NIRA National Steer Wrestling Runner Up (2nd Place)
  • 1952 NIRA National All-Around Men’s Team Champion
  • 1952 NIRA National Bareback Riding Champion
  • 1952 NIRA National Calf Roping Runner Up (2nd Place)
  • 1952 NIRA National Ribbon Roping Runner Up (2nd Place)
  • 1952 NIRA National Steer Wrestling 3rd Place (just behind Eldon Dudley who was competing for Hardin-Simmons University, TX at the time)
  • 1953 NIRA National Ribbon Roping Champion

Joe Chase

  • Rodeoed at OSU before transferring to Hardin-Simmons University, TX where he won the 1952 & 1953 National Saddle Bronc Championships
  • 1954 NIRA National Saddle Bronc 4th Place

R.A. Lotspeich

  • 1953 NIRA National Bull Riding Runner Up (2nd Place)

Don Fedderson

  • 1953 National NIRA Steer Wrestling Champion
  • 1959 PRCA Steer Wrestling Champion
  • 1960 Don and Bill Fedderson – first siblings to make NFR together

Walt Garrison

  • 1966-1967 Dallas Cowboys Football All Star
  • 1966-1974 Dallas Cowboy Football player
  • OSU Football player
  • Inductee into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • US Smokeless Tobacco Marketing

Judy Campbell

  • OSU Rodeo Queen 1958-1959

Sonny Ehr

  • 1970 National PRCA Steer Wrestling Champion
  • 1965 North Dakota Rodeo Association Steer Wrestling Champion
  • 1959 National High School Rodeo Association National Calf Roping Champion before coming to OSU the next year.
  • 2001 Inductee into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • 1978 PRCA Badland Circuit Steer Wrestling Champion
  • 1991 Roughrider Rodeo Senior Breakaway Roping Champion
  • 2002 North Dakota Rodeo Association Washburn Rodeo Breakaway Roping Winner

Wade L. Hudspeth

  • 2000 NIRA National Team Roping 8th place

Clark R Bradley

  • 1999-2000 CNFR Qualifier in Tie Down Roping
  • 2000 NIRA National Team Roping 8th place
  • 2002 Prairie Circuit Tie Down Champion
  • 2002 Prairie Circuit All Around Champion
  • 2004 NFR Qualifier in Tie Down Roping
  • Six Time AQHA World Champion

Trent Creager

  • 2002 NIRA National Calf Roping Champion

Janae Ward

  • 2003 World Champion
  • 2003 NFR Champion
  • 2003 NFR High money earner
  • 2003 NIRA National Barrel Racing 5th Place
  • 2002 NIRA National Barrel Racing Runner Up (2nd Place)
  • 2002 USSTC Summer Tour Champion (Barrel Racing)
  • 2002 NFR Qualifier
  • 2001 NIRA (College) Barrel Racing National Champion
  • Led Oklahoma State University Women’s Rodeo Team to
  • 1st National Team Championship
  • 2001 NFR Qualifier
  • 2001 NIRA Central Plains Region Champion Barrel Racer
  • IPRA Finals Qualifier (2 yrs.)
  • 1998 – 1999 Oklahoma High School Rodeo Assn. Champion Barrel Racer
  • 1999 National High School Barrel Racing Champion
  • 1999 – 2000 International Youth Rodeo Barrel Racing Champion
  • 2000 International Youth Rodeo All-Around Champion

Julia D Warner

  • 2001 NIRA National Barrel Racing Runner Up (2nd Place)

Gretchen BenBenek

  • 2001 NIRA National Barrel Racing 8th Place
  • 2002 NIRA National Barrel Racing 6th Place
  • 2003 NIRA National Barrel Racing 10th Place
  • 2004 NIRA National Barrel Racing 3rd Place

Audra Magee

  • 2004 NIRA (College) Women’s All-Around National Champion
  • 2004 NIRA National Breakaway Roping 9th Place

Paul E Magdeburg

  • 2002 NIRA National Calf Roping 3rd Place

JR Magdeburg

  • 2006 National Finals Steer Roping Qualifier
  • 2005 Third Place Resistol Rookie race
  • 2004 IFR Calf Roping Average Champion

Candice Foster

  • 2006 and 2007 Collegiate National Finals Qualifier (Barrel Racing)

Karen Roberts

  • Former Miss Rodeo Oklahoma

Gary Walker

  • Prominent horse trainer

Rachelle Holt

  • 2009 NIRA National Finals Qualifier
  • 2011 NIRA National Finals Qualifier