Charlie Thompson has contributed significantly to the rodeo industry through 50 years of livestock and rodeo production. He started as a contestant in rough stock events in 1964 and was solely contracting rodeos and events across Texas and surrounding states by 1978. Charlie owned/operated Lubbock-based C-T Rodeo Company for 35 years. He was a frequent stock contractor at the North American Rodeo Commission Finals and the World’s Largest Bull Riding in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Charlie founded and produced the World’s Oldest Annual Bull Riding in Lubbock for 37 years. He is known for training top hands, championship livestock, and his passion for preserving rodeo and western culture.