All Inductees
Sherry Ingham

Sherry Altizer Ingham

Women Contestant

1959 was a banner year for the Jim Bob Altizer family. A red headed daughter, Sherry Lee, was born in September and Jim Bob was the World’s Champion Calf Roper. Nothing was ever the same again. To say that Sherry was born riding was an understatement. She entered her first rodeo at the age of 3, and never looked back. Sherry won many championships in the American Junior Rodeo Association including several All Around titles, Champion Barrel Racer, Champion Optional Racer, and Champion Optional Roping titles. Sherry represented both Howard County Junior College and later Sul Ross State University at the N.I.R.A. Finals. Sherry was also competing in the WPRA winning the Sand Hills Rodeo in Odessa twice, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo, Sikestom, MO., and other rodeos. In 1982, Sherry and her horse Savannah set the arena record in the Myriad Center at the National Finals Rodeo held in Oklahoma City. That record has never been broken.

  • American Junior Rodeo Association All Around Champion, Barrel Racing Champion, Optional Racing Champion,
  • 1977 Miss AJRA
  • 1978 joined WPRA, competed in barrels, tie down roping, breakaway roping, steer undecorating, and team roping
  • 1979 – 1982 NIRA Finals
  • 1980 Outstanding “Hawk” Cowgirl, Howard County Junior College
  • 1981 Texas Circuit Finals Champion
  • 1982 CNFR, Fastest time 1st Go-Round
  • 1982, 1983 Sand Hills Rodeo, Odessa, Champion
  • NFR 1982, set arena record, Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City
  • NFR 1985
  • Major rodeos won or placed: Odessa, Tx, San Antonio, TX, Monroe, LA, Jackson, MS, Hilldorado Days , Las Vegas, NV, San Angelo, TX, El Paso, TX, New Orleans, LA, plus many other rodeos