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

Dale Rising

NSPRA CARD # 5025

Born in 1949 in Crawford, NE, Dale competed in his first rodeo at the age of six, and from that day forth, he was hooked. He steer wrestled and rode bulls and barebacks at Little Britches rodeos, winning the 1967 NLBRA finals in steer wrestling. While he was in the army, he competed in the first German rodeo ever held, riding bucking horses from Hungary.
Once out of the army, Dale took a job with Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. Although working fulltime, he rodeoed every weekend and found time to attend Jerome Robinsonís bull riding school. Out of 77 students, Dale won the gold buckle. Invited to travel with Jerome, Dale declined, choosing instead to take care of his job and family, who in return have supported his rodeoing throughout the years.
Daleís association with the NSPRA dates back to the first NOTRA rodeo ever held at Hyannis, NE. Although too young to compete, his father and uncle were entered, and Dale was there, savoring a piece of NSPRA history that few existing members of NSPRA can claim to have done.
Totally committed to rodeo, especially senior rodeo, Dale was instrumental in putting on the Crawford and Lusk rodeos for years. Once he began competing with NSPRA, Dale has been three times Runnerup World Champion Steer Wrestler, two times SNFR Average winner, and has placed in the top four of the steer wrestling standings the past 15 years. He also has won the CSPRA Runnerup Year End four times, as well as the 2009 CSPRA Finals Average.
Dale served on the NSPRA Board for three years, stands in as SW Director when necessary, and judges throughout the US and Canada. Dale is totally devoted to NSPRA, both as a contestant and as a support person.


Inducted: 2010

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