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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

Bob Blackwood

Farmersville, Texas
Membership Card #846

Bob Blackwood was bom in Farmersville, California in 1943 and
ironically, passed away in Farmersville, Texas in 1998.

As a child, Bob would dream about being a cowboy. He got a horse
and started riding to an old cowboy's house down the road where he
would listen to rodeo stories for hours. It was then that Bob knew he
wanted to be a cowboy. The old cowboy told him when he was little
"It's what God wants you to do. It is your purpose in life." Bob
always spoke of purpose and believed that all people should find
their purpose in life to be truly happy, and Bob was truly happy in his
purpose as a rodeo cowboy. Bob's claim to fame was also in the rodeo
equipment business where Bob will go down in history for his
famous (BB) Blackwood spurs.

Bob's rodeo career began in his early teens riding bareback horses
and bulls. By his early 20's he was making the finals in many Midwest
rodeo associations. In 1967 Bob won his RCA card and could be
found in the RCA standings, winning many of the top RCA rodeos.
Bob qualified for the IPRA finals four times. Bob was a player/coach
for both San Antonio and Utah in Team Rodeo. He would be in his
40's before his first World Champion buckle was achieved in the
saddle bronc event in the Senior Pro's in 1989. He was the runner up
twice and won the Senior Pro Rodeo World Saddle Bronc Title
again in 1993, as well as the Senior National Finals that year. Bob
was a PRCA Gold Card holder and was still competing the year of his
death.


Inducted: 1999

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