With the MRCA closing down, Scott McCloud (1995 WFR Bullfighter) of the USMC created the Military Bull Riders (MBR) in 2000. While they didn’t crown world champions, this format did allow bull riders the chance to compete and grow their skills. Top bull riders like Ely DesJardins, Joe Grapengeter and Wayne Overson kept all of the bull riding events exciting. As the events of 9/11 unfolded, our military members were needed in other areas of the world and time for pursuing rodeo came to an end until the members returned to civilian life.
If you have documents, pictures or other military rodeo memorabilia, we would love to include it in our Hall of Fame. Please email quality scans, pictures or other information to: firstname.lastname@example.org