The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame is located in scenic Colorado Springs, Colorado. Constructed in 1979, the facility recognizes past and present PRCA athletes, affiliated individuals and the animals that make major contributions to the all-American sport. The entertaining facility also serves to educate the public in terms of the importance the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the sport of rodeo play in American culture and in society as a whole. The PRCA Hall of Fame continues striving to inspire future generations to keep the spirit of the western sport alive and growing.
Charles Sampson is one of many who gained recognition among the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Sampson is a CLN team member and world champion bull rider when he was inducted into the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame in 1996. He won the world championship in 1982. During his nearly two decade career, Sampson was admired for his ability as a western athlete and his charismatic personality. In addition, because of his contributions to the Pro Rodeo sport, a bronze statue bearing his likeness welcomes visitors.
Upcoming Hall of Fame Events
On August 5, the facility and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association welcome all to attend the annual Cowboy Ball. The event begins at 6:00 P.M. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the facility.
On August 6, the hall hosts the induction ceremony in the garden at 10:00 A.M. The doors will open at 9:00 A.M. Inductees for 2016 include:
- Arnold Felts-steer roping-1981
- Bud Linderman- bareback rider-1945
- Dave Appleton-all around cowboy-1988
- Jerold Camarillo-team roping-1969
- John Quintana-bull rider-1972
- Phil Gardenhire- rodeo announcer
- Gray Wolf-saddle bronc horse and sire
- Scottie-steer wrestling horse
At 2:00 P.M. on the 6th, all are welcome to attend the Annual Commissioner’s Classic Team Roping competition. The event takes place in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Priefert Arena.
The 106th California Rodeo Salinas takes place from July 21 to July 24, 2016 at the Salinas Sports Complex. More than 700 cowboys and cowgirls from across the United States will compete for prizes totaling nearly $400,000. One lucky western athlete will also win the coveted gold and silver Salinas belt buckle. The Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Earnhardt Auto Centers Road Team and the Cowboy Lifestyle Network will all be on hand to provide media coverage of the events as they unfold.
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