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Roy Lee Richardson

Roy Lee (RL) Richardson

Empty Saddles

R.L. Richardson was a contestant, judge, pick-up man, and arena director at rodeos in Texas and surrounding states from the 1950s to early 1970s. For years, he was chute boss for the Double R Rodeo and Kowbell Rodeo, working bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and steer wrestling. His wins include 1954 Bremond Rodeo Bareback Champion; 1954 Terrell Rodeo Champion Steer Wrestler; 1956 Arlington Rodeo Bareback Champion; 1956 Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo Champion, Steer Wrestler; 1956 Central Rodeo Association (CRA) Champion Steer Wrestler; 1956 CRA All-Around Cowboy; 1957 CRA Saddle Bronc Champion; 1959 CRA Bareback Champion; 1959 CRA Saddle Bronc Champion; 1959 CRA Champion Steer Wrestler; 1960 Champion Steer Wrestler; and 1963 Kowbell Rodeo Champion Steer Wrestler.