All Inductees
Douglas Thurman

Doug Thurman


Doug began a long and productive rodeo career at 19 by joining the SRA in 1952 and RCA in 1955. Honors are: 1954 SRA All Around Champion, 6th place calf roping; 1952-54 Burwell, Nebraska Bareback Champion; 1952-54 Cheyenne Bull Riding Champion. He continued to win and place in major rodeos in Houston, Denver and Cheyenne, making the 1961 Dallas and 1964 Los Angeles finals. Doug currently holds a PRCA Gold card and is a PRCA permanent member. He trained and sold barrel racing horses while competing. He and wife created the first barrel racing school in the Brazos Valley in 1961. He mentored many adults and youths by supplying an arena and teaching bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing for many years.