Jim Shoulders


Jim Shoulders, an Oklahoma native and one of the greatest rodeo cowboys in history, has died. He was 79. Shoulders won more World Championship Rodeo Cowboy awards than another other member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He was 16-time world champion and was called the "Babe Ruth...

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My God bless your family and you. I remember you from a long time ago coming to see my dad. Dad was a big man but looked small next to you.

Rest In Peace

I saw Jim several times going to rodeos in Oklahoma. We have a photo of Jim at my grandmothers home in Claremore, Oklahoma. My mom told me that Jim taught her how to shoot a Colt .45
Thank you Jim for, a wonderful time and great memories.

I was introduced to Jim by David Glover at the Ft. Worth Fat Stock Show in the late 60's, the 1st time I competed there. From that day on everytime I'd run on to him at another rodeo he would always have time to visit a few minutes. I was in awe of him then and still feel the same way today. He was the the greatest!

I still use and treasure a set of his bronc spurs though I don't ride rough stock anymore.

I met Jim Shoulders at the Colo State Fair in approx 1980. I totally remember him because I had read about him for several years and he was my rodeo hero.

I remember him as being quiet and totally unassuming, yet you knew at a glance he was the real deal. He did what he did and was good at it. Much better than anyone else. I will never forget him! What a cowboy! What a man!

Russ Pfaffenhauser
Pueblo, CO

I grew up at Mesquite and knew Jim all my life. He never failed to say hello and ask about my Dad,Mom and older brother. I got on his "Barney" the beefalo in a saddle bronc saddle at Mesquite. Won a pair of Justin Ropers and recieved 23 stitches in my face ! This bullrider was not a saddle bronc rider .lol !! Went to the funeral and saw the who's who of rodeo there ! Miss ya my friend !!