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HALL OF FAME: A RECORD OF NSPRA HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

The NSPRA Hall of Fame began in Rifle, CO, in the late 1980's and has slowly but surely grown from a struggling, little known entity into a well respected, healthy organization.

The brain child of Rod Zang, a Rifle businessman who served on the Rifle Rodeo Committee, the Hall of Fame was established for the purpose of preserving the history, traditions, and accomplishments of the NSPRA as well as those of the men and women who have made significant contributions to the Association and to the sport of rodeo.

The first inductees into the Hall of Fame were the original 12 founding directors of the National Old Timers Rodeo Association (NOTRA), as the NSPRA was first known.

Every year since then, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee has selected three to five inductees to join the Hall of Fame.

As of 2007, the Hall of Fame has 64 members. In addition to the men and women inducted each year, a bareback horse, a saddle bronc horse, and a bucking bull are honored as bucking stock of the year.

Throughout the 25+ years of its existence, the Hall of Fame has collected much memorabilia donated by its inductees, NSPRA champions, and supporters. Located in the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, MT, the Hall of Fame is well worth the time it takes to browse through it.

Nominations to the Hall of Fame may be made by anyone, and any person may be nominated-not necessarily members and contestants, but also announcers, committee persons, contractors, clowns, or any other person who has made a significant contribution to the growth and well being of the NSPRA and the sport of rodeo.

The Hall of Fame is strictly self-supporting, receiving no subsidy of any kind from the NSPRA. Two yearly fundraisers, the silent auction and the branding, plus the sale of posters, cash donations from individuals, and fish bowl donations at the Induction Ceremony itself, fund the activities of the Hall of Fame.

2016 Inductees

2015 Inductees

2014 Inductees

2013 Inductees

2012 Inductees

2011 Inductees

2010 Inductees

2009 Inductees

2008 Inductees

2007 Inductees

2006 Inductees

2005 Inductees

2004 Inductees

2003 Inductees

2002 Inductees

2001 Inductees

2000 Inductees

1999 Inductees

1998 Inductees

1997 Inductees

1996 Inductees

1995 Inductees

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