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

Mario Cicucci

Mario Ciucci was born in Sacramento, California on October 23, 1942.
He grew up in the country. At 11 years old he started working on a 1000 acre cattle ranch in Thornton, California. In 1961-1969 Mario joined the California cowboys Association and began his passion to ride bareback horses. He participated in the Jim shoulders bareback riding school in 1962. In 1969-1975 Mario joined the RCA (Rodeo Cowboys Association-now known as the PRCA.) rodeos, while managing a 2500 head cattle ranch in Clements, California. The ranch made him an offer, he put rodeo on hold for the next 16 years to ranch full time.

In 1971 Mario ran a bucking horses riding school with John Hawkins (1963 world champion bareback rider). One of the best students to graduate the school was Pat Parelli. Pat went on to the PRCA and is now nationally known for his natural horsemanship clinics. In 1978 Mario moved to Nevada. In 1993 the Senior Finals Rodeo was in Reno and he was a spectator. After the finals, the NSPRA card was bought and the fun started again with his friends!

One of his greatest achievements today is his two daughters and five granddaughters.

Mario is currently working with local high school students in the bareback riding event. Two of his students are brothers who hold the 1st and 2nd seat in bareback riding event in Nevada high school rodeo standings. The brothers are headed to the high school national finals.


Inducted: 2011

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