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Eddy Akridge

Born January 8, 1929 in Pampa, Texas

Started amateur rodeoing in 1945 and turned professional in 1948. Some of the highlights in the rodeo career of Eddy Akridge:

  • 1948 – Tucson, Arizona: Bareback Riding
  • 1949 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Bareback Riding and All Around
  • 1949 – Pendleton, Oregon: All Around Champion
  • 1950 – Fort Worth, Texas: Bareback Riding
  • 1950’s – Omaha, Nebraska: Bareback & Bull Riding
  • 1950’s – Las Vegas, Nevada: Bareback & Bull Riding
  • 1953 – Los Angeles, California: Bareback Riding
  • 1953 – Madison Square Garden, New York: Bareback Riding
  • 1954-55 – Cheyenne, Wyoming: Bareback Riding
  • 1955-56 – Phoenix, Arizona: Bareback Riding
  • 1955 – Boston Gardens, Mass.: Bareback Riding
  • 1955 – Ellensburg, Washington: Bareback, Saddle & All Around
  • 1953, 54, 55, 61 – World Champion Bareback rider, PRCA
  • 1953 – International Rodeo Association: Bareback Riding Champion
  • 1979 – Colorado Springs, Colorado: Inducted into “Cowboy Hall of Fame”
  • 1999 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Inducted into “National Rodeo Hall of Fame”
  • 2002 – Inducted into the “Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame”