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

Nancy Tatum

Born in Albuquerque, NM, on November 5, 1944, to CY and Mary Axtell, Nancy is the fifth of five girls. The only person in the family to develop an interest in rodeo, Nancy was active in junior and high school rodeo, winning numerous barrel racing and all around titles. Nancy gives heartfelt thanks to her parents for the horse and the opportunity to pursue the sport of rodeo in her childhood as that experience ultimately provided her with a lifetime of enjoyment.

In 1964, she married PRCA NFR bullfighter John Tatum, with whom she has one son, Shane. In addition to traveling the rodeo circuit with John, Nancy clerked a cattle sale for twenty years and founded Tatum Hay Sales, which has been a successful family business for 32 years. Today, Nancy and Shane run the business together with the able assistance of long time employee, Ricardo Portillo, who, according to Nancy, is the real reason for the longevity and success of Tatum Hay Sales.

Nancy joined NSPRA in 1991 and quickly made her mark in the ribbon roping and barrel racing events. Teamed up with the great roper, Lawrence Coffee, she won three World Champion Ribbon Runner titles. Mounted on her “wonderful” mare, Natalie, she won a World Champion Barrel Racer title. Her success in the two events led to winning two World Champion All Around titles and one reserve title.

Always a strong supporter of NSPRA, Nancy has donated untold amounts of time and money – often behind the scenes – to the Association. From 2000-2006, she was the prime force behind the implementation of the NSPRA Circuit System, an accomplishment she is especially proud of. Nancy is currently involved in a new venture, the production of the NSPRA Auction and Luncheon.

Nancy credits Shane Tatum, Ricardo Portillo, Dan Stringari, Lawrence Coffee, Bill Nevill, and others too numerous to mention, for making her rodeo travels and successes possible.


Inducted: 2008

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