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Sammy Andrews

Stock Contractor

Sammy Andrews was introduced to rodeo at a young age. He is the son of B.D. Andrews, was a PRCA stock contractor in the 1940s and 1950s, and a 2006 Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee.
As a young man, Sammy competed in bareback and steer wrestling. Over the years, he also worked as a pickup man and started producing amateur rodeo in 1980, Sammy received his PRCA Card in 1987 and in 2002 was named Stock Contractor of the Year. Over the years he has owned and raised some of the top animals in rodeo, including Stoals Outlaw Willie, 1991 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Ver: Skat Ket, Bucking Bull of the NFR in 1996, 1998 and runner-up Bucking Bull of the Year in 1999
Top horses owned by Andrews have included Rob-Pob: 2001 runner -up PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year and 2001 Bareback Horse of the NFR. Sammy’s name will forever be linked with Bodacious, one of the greatest bucking bulls of all time. Bodacious was named PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year in 1904, 1995 and Bucking Bull of the NFR in 1992, 1994 and 1995. During his spectacular career, only eight qualified rides out of 135 attempts were made on Bodacious.
Sammy retired Sadacioks on December 11, 1995 at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. It was a magnanimous move on the part of Andiews considering that Bodacious was a superstar in rodeo and also in his prime. But Bodacious had a bucking style that was treacherous for the cowboys and several had been injured, including bull riding great Tuff’ Hedeman. So Sammy opted to take the bull out of competition. Bodacious remained a superstar through public appearances and product merchandising. Bodacious was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. The great bull died at the age of 12 on May 10, 2000 and is buried on the Andrews Ranch. However Bodacions continues to have an influence in the world of rodeo through a breeding program that Sammy established and has produced a number of outstanding bulls, including Bo Dipping, named rankest bull of the 2001 and 2002 Copenhagen Cup Finale in Dallas.
Sammy Andraves has not only been a great stock contractor, but also a rodeo ambassador. Sammy and his livestock have been featured on ESPN, Versus and the Outdoor Channel. They have also been featured in articles in Sports Illustrated, the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star- Telegram, just to name a few. This media coverage has proven beneficial for the growth of rodeo. Sammy has also served on the Executive Council of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, representing the stock contractors of professional rodeo.
Rodeo is a family way of life for Sammy, with his son, James, sharing the responsibilities of the rodeo company and the award-winning breeding program. The Andrews family extends through four generations in rodeo with granddaughter Summer carrying the Texas flag during the 2004 Texas Stampede in Dallas. Sammy and his wife, Rena, make their home on the Andrews Ranch near Addielou, Texas.