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Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame announces 2015 honorees

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame is proud to announce the 2015 honorees for the upcoming College Scholarship Fundraiser Banquet set for Jan. 31, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Grand in Billings. The Cowboy and Cowgirl reunion offers a chance to catch up to old friends and make new ones and we celebrate Montana's rich pro rodeo history and the western lifestyle.

Lifetime Achievement

Benny Reynolds and Sonny Linger; Legends: Shawn Davis, Bob Ragsdale, Buck Brannaman, Daryl Crowley, John Wrzesinski

Western Heritage

Garrison Family, Melaney Family, Edwards Family, Bill Rumney Family, Ivan Small Sr Family, Adolph Family

Great Montana Ranches

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Cremer Ranch, Schwenke Ranch, Hougen Ranch, McCafferty Ranch, Taber Ranch;

Great Montana Rodeo Families

Dan & Margaret Fraser Family, Larick Family, Carpenter Family, Peterson Family, Dick & Millie Parker Family

Montana Pro Rodeos

Kalispell, Helena

Great Montana Western Stores

Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters, Miles City Saddlery

Great Montana Western Bands

Crowd Thinners, Ringling 5

World Champion Rodeo Stock

Descent, Trails End, Painted Smile

Great Montana College Rodeo Programs

Montana State University, University of Montana-Western

Cartoonist of the Year

Wally Badgett

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame is dedicated to honoring Montana professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls who exemplify Montana western heritage through the maintenance of a monument site located near the entrance to the MetraPark Arena in Billings, Montana. The monument site includes an 18' bronze sculpture of six-time World Champion bronc rider Dan Mortensen with brick and granite walls honoring Montana's professional rodeo champions, legends, queens and personnel.

Each year the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame awards $39,000 in scholarships. To date over a quarter million dollars in scholarships have been awarded. Twelve scholarships to Montana High School Rodeo seniors (6 Boys, 6 Girls), Miss Rodeo Montana receives a $2000 scholarship and Miss Montana High School Rodeo is awarded a $1000 scholarship.

–Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame