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

Gene Ray Ward

Dalhart, Texas
Membership Card #1033

Gene Ray Ward was born December 21, 1934 in Clovis,
NM. He was raised on a ranch in Arizona where he
started rodeoing at a young age and joined the RCA in
1957. He moved to Texas in 1974 where he now lives.

He was a two time NFR qualifier, two time PRCA Texas
Circuit Team Roping Champion and a PRCA Gold Card
holder.

Gene Ray served eight years on the Executive Board of
the NSPRA, six of those years as Chairman of the Board
and is now a Gold Card member. In 1995, he received the
SNFR Commissioners Award.

Gene Ray has won the NSPRA Team Roping World
Championship five times and was the Reserve Champion
Team Roper four times. He won the NSPRA All Around
Champion once.

Many refer to Gene Ray Ward as "The Cowboy's Cowboy.


Inducted: 1998

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