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Danny Cantrell

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Born and raised in Erath County, Texas, Danny Cantrell now resides in Cleburne. While growing up in Texas, Danny naturally started rodeoing at the early age of eight years old and has been involved in rodeo for 48 of his 59 years.

He was fortunate to have been taught by one of the best – his Dad, Odell Cantrell. Odell was from the old school of “do it ‘till you get it right”, and Danny credits his Dad’s practice ethics with his success in the roping arena.

After many years of amateur rodeo competition and the additional help of his cousin, Joe, Danny learned how to win.

Danny joined the SPRA in Oklahoma and enjoyed much success rodeoing with that Association. In 1991, Danny joined the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association, and for the next 12 years, rodeoed as hard as his print shop business would allow him to.

Competing in calf roping, ribbon roping and team roping, Danny won two consecutive World Champion Ribbon Roper titles – 1999 and 2000 - and numerous finals awards. He also won saddles rodeoing with the Southwestern Conversions Association.

Not only was Danny an outstanding competitor, he was always willing to give back to his sport and pitched in wherever needed.

When the Board of Directors changed the name of the Association from NOTRA to NSPRA, Danny facilitated the effort to create a new logo, donating his artist’s work for free and printing new decals at cost.

Each year, he took on the formidable task of hauling a trailer load of auction items to Reno and later, to Winnemucca, for the NSPRA Auction.

Danny has been a major sponsor of the Meals on Wheels Benefit Rodeo and the NSPRA Luncheon and Auction. He was never too busy to help a young roper and often hauled his protégées himself so they could compete.

For seven years, Danny served on the NSPRA Board of Directors as Calf Roping Director.

Danny says, “I did what I did ‘cause I could and ‘cause I wanted to. This Association’s given me lots of good memories!”

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