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Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction

July 13 - 14, 2007

Class of 2007 Inductees
Sharon with Jimmie and Bud Munroe. Bud was one of
the inductees to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame this year.

July is an exciting time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the home of the “Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo” and the “ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy.” The nations top cowboys and cowgirls make this rodeo one of the highlights of their summer tour, while the who’s who of professional rodeo gather for the annual induction ceremony to honor industry athletes, legends, stock contractors and other notables. The annual Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is designed to recognize and honor the men, women and animals that have dedicated their lives to the sport of rodeo.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame 2007 Induction Ceremony
Sharon, David Glodt, TV producer for
the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,
and Keith Martin, Interim CEO of the
Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association.

The “Class of 2007” included eight inductees and Skoal’s Pacific Bell, one the industries most famous bucking bulls. The evening before the official Induction Ceremony was highlighted by a star studded Cowboy Dinner and Ball. Michael Gaughan, 2007 inductee and Chairman of the Board of the Las Vegas South Point Hotel, surprised the crowd by providing an appearance by country music star, Lee Ann Womack.


 
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame 2007 Induction Ceremony
Bud and Jimmie Munroe with Sharon
at the Cowboy Ball. Jimmie is currently
the Chairman of Professional Women's
Barrel Racing, a PRCA subsidiary.

To be a part of any program of this caliber is inspirational and exciting, especially to have the opportunity to celebrate lifetime achievements with individuals who, with perseverance and dedication, have established themselves as icons in their chosen field.  I applaud the Class of 2007 and the honorees that have preceded this year’s program. Each are leaders in their own right and have contributed in paving the way for those of us who wish to follow.

Bud Munroe, 1986 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, the first saddle bronc rider in history to win $100,000 in a single season, and long time friend of mine, summed up the occasion in the closing remarks of his acceptance speech. “All you can ask from God is an opportunity to succeed. What you do with that opportunity is up to you, and the talent He has given you.”

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame 2007 Induction Ceremony
Sharon, Ernie King, General Manager of Western Horseman Magazine, Sherry Fulmer, Executive Director of National Barrel Horse Association, and Ron Bonge, Art Director, Western Horseman Magazine.
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame 2007 Induction Ceremony
Sharon, Sherry Fulmer, and Jimmie Munroe. Kenneth Springer, Rodeo notable and photographer, says, “These are three of the most dynamic women in the sport of barrel racing.”

 

Photos on this page are by Kenneth Springer, Fort Worth, Texas.