In 1963, he retired from professional rodeo to raise his family, but when the last of his seven children left home, he returned to the arena on the NSPRA circuit.
Although he never thought he’d go back to rodeo, he did it to keep himself occupied and to see guys he competed with years ago. Both of Bobby’s sons are excellent ropers. Greg team ropes, and Jeff, who ropes calves, is currently in contention for the NSPRA 40+ Calf Roping title as well as the 40+ All Around title.
After coming out of retirement and joining NSPRA in 1990, Bobby began racking up titles once again, winning the 1993 Western Region Calf Roping Championship, the 1993 NSPRA Team Roping Finals Championship, the 1995 Western Region Reserve Team Roping Championship, and the 1995 Western Region Finals Team Roping Championship.
Bobby was also actively involved in the production of many good California NSPRA rodeos in the early 90’s.