Events Worked: Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, and Team Roping.
PRO Titles: PRCA Champion Steer Wrestler 1977
Qualified for PRCA National Finals Rodeo: 6 times–Steer Wrestling 1973, 1975-1978, Calf Roping 1975
Texas Circuit Finals Qualifier: 1983-1987 in Steer Wrestling
Birthdate: August 30, 1949 Snyder, TX
Residence: West, TX
College: Cal Poly, SLO, San Luis Obipso, California
Wife: Lois Ferguson, WPRA barrel racer
Children: Brad Ferguson and Brooke Ferguson
Relatives Involved in Rodeo: Brother, Tom Ferguson and father, Ira Ferguson
Biggest Single Rodeo Win: Houston, TX All-Around ($13,082) in 1978. It was a rodeo earnings record at the time.
Larry won his first pro title in 1977 in the steer wrestling.
He won his first dogging contest at age 15 with a 4.2 second run. Larry declined an offer to white line it down the road with his friends to the next contest. He wanted to buy a steer to show in the Future Farmers of America with his winnings.
Larry’s ideas changed when he gave up a college degree midway through his studies at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and earned his card in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1972. He continued a full time rodeo career until 1993.
Larry is a life time Gold Card member of the PRCA and still completes in the team roping but stays close to home in West, Texas.