A cowboy’s cowboy, 84-year-old Jim Calvert has succeeded in the arena, as a contestant, judge, and committee member; at the racetrack; in the cattle industry; and in the animal health industry. Working four events, Jim was a member alongside Harley May and Texas Martin of the 1951 and 1952 Sul Ross National Championship teams. This gold card RCA/PRCA member competed for 27 years, winning Cheyenne twice, Greeley twice, San Angelo, and Pecos, and placing at Madison Square Garden and the Cow Palace. His run to the NFR was cut short when he cut off his thumb in a roping accident. Jim rode the great bulldogging horses of his era, from Baby Doll to Catfish. He trained eleven timed-event horses that competed in the NFR.