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Jimmy Hodge

Jimmy Hodge

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When Jimmy was born in Belton, Texas he became the third generation rodeo cowboy in the Hodge-Sikes family. He took a hold of that heritage at an early age and soon developed a name for himself. He won his first all around saddle in 1975 at the Killeen Youth Rodeo. Many other saddles, trophies and buckles were to follow through wins in the AJRA, THSRA, NIRA and the amateur ranks. He was a very accomplished calf roping match roper and often matched for and won $10,000; which was considered a large amount of money in the 1980’s. Jimmy joined the PRCA in 1983 and won at the major pro rodeos including Cheyenne, Pendleton, Reno, The Cow Palace, Houston and Denver. In his rookie year he won a Dodge pickup truck at the PRCA Pro Rodeo Tour USA Finals II in 1983 in Casper, Wyoming for winning the calf roping championship. Jimmy won a second Dodge pickup in 1988 at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, South Dakota. Jimmy competed on his awesome roan horse, Cocaine, who helped him to consistently finish in the Top 20 of the PRCA World Standings from 1983-1985. After a severe back injury, Jimmy sold Cocaine to Joe Beaver, which helped Joe win his first World Championship and Rookie of the Year honors. People still tell stories about Jimmy Hodge and Ole’ Coke to this day.

In 1988, Jimmy married Kim Todd, whose father was a PRCA NFSR steer roper. Jimmy loved to compete, so he started to learn the art of steer roping. He was a quick student, as he qualified for the PRCA National Finals Steer Roping, at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, three times, 1993 placing 7th; 1995 placing 5th; 1996 placing 8th. He also qualified for the Texas Circuit Steer Roping Finals five times. Jimmy competed at all of the major invitational steer ropings including the San Angelo Roping Fiesta, Windy Ryon Memorial Roping, Bob Crosby Invitational Roping and the Spicer Gripp Roping. Jimmy set an arena record of 10.04 and a record for winning the 3rd go round of the steer roping five years in a row at the San Angelo Roping Fiesta. During his steer roping career, Jimmy was blessed to ride another wonderful roan horse, Rufus, who won the 1995 PRCA AQHA Steer Roping Horse of the Year.

In recent years Jimmy has given back to the sport that he loves by passing onto the next generation his knowledge of roping and rodeo through teaching his own two daughters to rope, conducting roping schools, giving private roping lessons and helping kids to obtain college rodeo scholarships. Jimmy has an infectious smile and outgoing personality that has allowed him to make many friends and a lifetime of memories throughout his rodeo career.