Famous bull Mr. T of Burns Rodeo Company in Laramie will be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame this summer, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced Monday.

Mr. T was a rank bull who left his mark in the PRCA by bucking off his share of ProRodeo Hall of Famers, including Jim Sharp in Round 10 of the 1989 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), propelling Tuff Hedeman to a PRCA World Championship.

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A Small Wyoming Outfit With a Famous Bull

"Having Mr. T brought us from just being a small Wyoming outfit to being a small Wyoming outfit with a famous bull," laughed Mr. T's owner Hal Burns, who founded the Burns Rodeo Company with his late father Pete in 1979.

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"(Mr. T) was just extremely athletic," he added. "He went to the NFR six years in a row, and it takes a special type of bull to have that sort of longevity in the sport of rodeo."


Mr. T is joined in the 2024 class by bareback rider Kaycee Field, who's won an event record six PRCA World Championships; notable J.D. Yates, who made the NFR as a team roping header and heeler; the late bull rider Blue Stone, a PRCA World Champion in 2001 and 2002; stock contractor Sammy Andrews; bullfighter Darrell Diefenbach, who was selected to work the NFR 12 times (2001-12); barrel racers Marlene (Eddleman) McRae, the 1983 Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) World Champion, and Jeana Day, the 1974 WPRA World Champion; and the rodeo committee from the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort, Madison, Iowa.

The 2024 Ken Stemler Pioneer Award, which recognizes those who have provided groundbreaking, innovative ideas and forward thinking that help the development, advancement, and success of the PRCA and or the Hall of Fame and their missions, is being awarded to Bob Feist, who was a contestant, announcer at the 1979 National Finals Steer Roping and 1980 NFR, and founder of the immensely popular Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping.

They will be enshrined on July 13 during ceremonies at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Gallery Credit: Phylicia Peterson, Townsquare Media Laramie/Cheyenne

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