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

Pat Turk

Pat was born an athlete, starting with bobby-sox soft ball, progressing to high school soft ball and on to local traveling leagues. She always played the highest action positions, shortstop or third base, on competitive teams that won many championships. Later in life, she took up bowling and spent 20 years on local teams, competing at local, state and national tournaments, and won numerous team and individual awards. Then, along came golf. A “mention” is all it gets.
Pat started her rodeo career with the NSPRA in 1996 at the age of sixty. For years, she had followed her husband, Tom, to numerous rodeos. Finally, Tom challenged her to try ribbon roping with his team roping partner, Bob Ragsdale. He bought her membership, and Pat and Rags entered the Scottsdale, Arizona rodeo. They were 9 flat and won the rodeo. All Tom could say was, “I just created a monster”. That year, Pat and Rags won the world.
Since then, Pat has won a total of eight NSPRA world championships, two reserve world championships, five NSPRA finals’ championships, and two Canadian finals’ championships. Pat also served a two year term on the NSPRA Board as the ribbon roping director.
Pat has been married to Tom for 40 years. They raised three daughters, have six grandsons and ten great-grandchildren. Pat works as a secretary to a large farming organization for 47 years. Tom spent 30 years in law enforcement and retired as the Undersheriff. Together, they own a farm where they grow almonds.
Still running strong at 73 years young, Pat credits Tom and a series of outstanding ropers, Bob Ragsdale, Bill Kelly, Bob Wiley, E.P. Birkhead, Phil Rawlins, Arlyn Simms, Ernest Forsberg, and Leo Camarillo, for her exceptional success as a ribbon runner.


Inducted: 2008

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