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

Arlyn Simms

Arlyn Simms grew up in the small central Montana town of Malta. His family owned a ranch where he had many responsibilities. Growing up on a ranch, Arlyn had a love for horses and cattle and an interest in rodeo. He was able to qualify for and compete in the National High School Rodeo Assn. Finals held in Harrison, Nebraska. While working to make a living and provide for his five children, rodeo continued to be a dream. He was able to attend some team roping jackpots near home and then qualified for his first NSPRA finals as a team roper. Bob Ragsdale asked him why he was not roping calves and Arlyn told him it was too late to start now—but with Rags’ encouragement of, “It’s never too late!” he set off on a quest to become the best rodeo cowboy he could be. He drove 90 miles, one way, several times a week to practice his roping skills. In 1997, Arlyn competed full time and won the NSPRA Calf Roping, Team Roping, and All Around titles. Total titles to date include 5 All Around, 1 Calf Roping, 5 Team Roping and 6 Ribbon Roping. He also won Reserve titles and Finals Championships. Arlyn credits Carol Stevenson for much of his success. He also gives credit to Richard Carpenter for help in calf roping and to Bob Schall for teaching him how to rodeo. Arlyn has contribution time and money in support of the NSPRA. He served two years as team roping director and helped with calf sorting for many years. His dedication, competitive spirit, leadership, and love for the sport have earned him a spot in the NSPRA Hall of Fame.

Inducted: 2005

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