Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Casey Tibbs.....

CASEY TIBBS - KING OF THE BRONC RIDERS. He is holding a bucking horse award & a pair of custom-made Les Garcia trophy spurs which were awarded to RCA bronc riding champions each year. Throughout his rodeo career, he endorsed and wore Lee Rider jeans. Note the "CT" on the neckerchief & the bronc spurs he is wearing for the presentation. Tibbs was born northwest of Fort Pierre, South Dakota. The Dakota cowboy won the RCA World All-Around Rodeo Champion title twice (1951 & 1955). He also won the RCA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider title in 1949, 1951–1954, and 1959, as well as the 1951 RCA World Champion Bareback Bronc Rider title in 1951. He was featured on a 1951 cover of LIFE magazine and was featured in several television & motion pictures. Tibbs moved to Ramona, California in 1976 to raise and breed horses. After battling bone cancer and lung cancer for about a year, he died at his home in Ramona, California--while watching the 1990 Super Bowl. He is buried at Scotty Philip Cemetery in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.

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