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

Gary MacKay

Gary Mackay was born February 14, 1943 in Provo, Utah. Although he spent some of his youth growing up in Provo, he favored spending time on his family’s ranch in southern Utah where he was first introduced to livestock. His early experiences on the family ranch developed Gary’s lifelong appreciation for horses and livestock.

After high school, Gary went to work on a cattle ranch in southern Oregon and later pursued a career as an ironworker. In 1969, he married his wife, Judy. They have one daughter, Gayle, and three grandkids.

In 1969, Gary moved to Yakima, Washington, and that is where his rodeo volunteering began. He helped put on the all Indian rodeos, which was the link to his lifelong commitment to rodeo volunteering. After relocating to Reno, Nevada, Gary began helping with the junior rodeos, gymkhanas, and high school rodeos in 1973. In addition, he volunteers for the Reno Cattle Drive and the Reno Rodeo. Gary joined the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association in the mid 1990’s when their finals were located in Reno and has been helping with their rodeos since that time.
Gary enjoys the challenges of sorting the animals, seeing that every cowboy has his drawn stock in the proper sequence, and feeding and caring for the animals. Whatever chore Gary commits to will be done! He especially enjoys the friendships he has made with the cowboys and others involved with the senior rodeos.
Gary’s motto is: “COUNTRY LIFE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST.”


Inducted: 2007

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