"Casey Tibbs: 'America's Most Beloved Cowboy'"

In 1949, at the age of nineteen, South Dakotan Casey Tibbs became the youngest cowboy ever to earn the title of national saddle-bronc champion. Over the next decade, he went on to win a grand total of nineteen national bronc-riding championships, a record six Rodeo Cowboy Association saddle-bronc awards, and various titles at hundreds of smaller rodeos around the country. By 1955, about ten years after starting to ride competitively, Tibbs had established himself as the greatest bronc rider ever, a reputation that still stands today.

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