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HALL OF FAME: A RECORD OF NSPRA HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Chuck was born in Safford, Arizona in 1950 and has lived in Arizona his entire life. He attended Central Arizona College where he met Deanna, his wife of 39 years, and subsequently moved to Tucson where they still reside.
From PRCA Bareback Champion of the Turquoise Circuit to 4 time Senior Pro Rodeo Bareback Champion, Chuck achieved his life-long dream when he won the All Around title for the first time in 1993 and duplicated his goal in 1994 & 1998.
Like so many of the other future rodeo contestants, Chuck started riding calves when he was a boy. He continued to ride and at age 18, he entered serious competition. He joined the PRCA in 1973. He won the Bareback Championship in the Turquoise Circuit in 1983 at the age of 33.
Chuck became a member of the NSPRA in 1990 and went on to win the Bareback title as a rookie in the Seniors. After picking up numerous titles over the next four years, a freak accident on a bareback horse at the PRCA rodeo in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1994 put him in a life threatening situation. A split pelvis and multiple internal injuries conjured up thoughts that he might not ever compete again. He spent several days in intensive care and two months using a walker; gradually he was able to get around with the use of a cane. He stayed out of competition the entire 1995 season and made sure he was absolutely ready before he attempted a comeback.
Showing a lot of guts and grit he jumped out in 1996 and proved to the world the kind of stuff he’s made of. He went hard all year and won the Bareback title. Aside from 1995, Chuck qualified for every Senior National Finals from 1990 to 1998. It was also in 1996 that his wife, Deanna, joined him on the Senior Pro tour with winnings of her own.
He felt truly honored to be able to rodeo with the great legends of the sport who have been his idols since he was a kid. He enjoyed the willingness of everyone to help and the close relationship of the members of the rodeo association.
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