One of America’s greatest African-American cowboys, Calvin Greely was an award-winning steer wrestler, bronc rider, bull rider, and calf roper who competed in thousands of rodeos and calf-roping competitions across the U.S. and Canada. Calvin was one of the first African-Americans to compete at the national level in the PRCA and a leader in efforts to integrate that organization. As such, he was a strong role model for young black cowboys.
He was also an excellent horse trainer and teacher of his trade whose counsel was sought by many rodeo notables. Calvin’s motto was “share knowledge to improve performance and self-worth.” At age 74, he continues to rope and compete in rodeos and live the cowboy life.