Kirk Allmon got on his first calf at the Junior Rodeo at the Rowell Ranch in Hayward, California, when he was 5 years old. He went on to become a Junior Rodeo champion, and a high school rodeo champion. At the age of 16, during the 1978 Junior Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, he rode the Flying U’s famous NFR bull 23 “Billy Jack” in an 83 point ride to win the rodeo. In high school, Kirk qualified all four years for the national high school finals rodeo. He filled his PRCA permit in 1979 while still in high school. In 1980, Betty Gail Cooper recruited Kirk to rodeo for Southeastern State University in Durant, Oklahoma. The next year Kirk placed 3rd in the region.
He qualified for the Sierra Circuit Finals his rookie year in 1980. In 1987, he qualified for the Prairie Circuit Finals in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where he won 2nd place in the bull riding. Kirk rode bulls on the rodeo circuit for 17 years; 15 of which were spent in the great State of Texas, primarily out of Ft Worth.
Kirk’s first place finishes included Waco, Coleman & Llano, Texas; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Blackfoot, Idaho; and Auburn, California. Kirk’s top three finishes included: Cheyenne, Wyoming; Houston, Pampa, Vernon, Mineral Wells, & Stephenville, Texas; San Francisco, California; Kansas City & Manhattan, Kansas (twice); Oklahoma City & Pawhuska, Oklahoma; Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Bellefouche & Mobridge, South Dakota; Santa Maria, Woodlake, & Hayward, California; Great Falls, Montana; Lafayette, Louisiana; Lehigh, Utah; among many others.
Kirk is a Gold Card member of the PRCA and is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. He is also a proud cancer survivor. Kirk and his wife, Debbie, make their home in Weatherford, TX.