President
Chuck Melin
307-359-8885

Vice President
Bob Stoddard
307-359-0660

Executive Board
Jimmy Nugent
505-280-7129

Jim Wales
602-501-4784

Butch Terrell
970-227-5876

Alan Johnson
214-686-7713

Brad McReynolds
254-747-3090

Event Directors
Rough Stock Horses
Lance Miller
435-616-2282
Bull Riding
Jim Arnold
520-507-0463
Tie Down Roping
Savvas Halikas
707-527-2846
Steer Wrestling
John Denson
719-357-1726
Team Roping
Mike Brewer
530-384-2587
Ribbon Roping
Elaine Lewis
406-642-3602
Ladies Barrels
Marlene McGaughey
308-870-1078
Breakaway Roping
Cindy Gruwell
307-216-0313
Promotion Agent
Jim Nichols
623-866-3365
Canadian Representative
Bill Reeder
403-653-7661

HALL OF FAME: A RECORD OF NSPRA HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Jack Finnerty

Wheatland, Wyoming
Membership Card #25

Jack Finnerty was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on June
18, 1939 and has always been in the ranching business
along with competing in the sport of rodeo.

Jack was the NSPRA World Champion Steer Wrestler in
1982. He served on the Board of Directors for several
years as the steer wrestling director and was later
elected to the Executive Board where he served for six
terms as the president of the National Senior Pro Rodeo
Association.

In his earlier rodeo career, Jack was primarily a calf
roper and bull rider, even though he was successful in all
other events, with the exception of one event that he
never participated in, which was the saddle bronc event.

During his tenure as president of the NSPRA, he was
Instrumental in the association producing the National
Rodeo Finals at the Reno Livestock Events Center in
Reno, Nevada, where they have remained.


Inducted: 1997

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