“I didn’t know I was gonna be a bull rider. Does it surprise you that I’m from Watts? I wasn’t big enough to play basketball, or fast enough for football. But I came to love this sport. You can’t out muscle a bull. But deep down I knew I could conquer that animal once I got belief, a positive attitude, strength and the ability to react in split seconds.”
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Wins and Awards
- PRCA World Champion bull rider, 1982
- PRCA Sierra Circuit bull riding champion, 1984
- Turquoise Circuit bull riding champion, 1985–86 and 1993.
- Copenhagen/Skoal bull riding champion, 1992
- Calgary Stampede $50,000 bonus round bull riding champion
- 2-time bull riding champion at Pendleton Round-Up
- 2-time Grand National Rodeo (Cow Palace) champion
- 2-time bull riding champion at California Rodeo Salinas
- 3-time champion of George Paul Memorial Bull Riding in Del Rio, Texas
- Rodeo Superstars Champion bull rider