Speed Williams & Rich Skelton named to ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
Hall of Famers Speed and Rich, Broc Cresta Memorial results, and more.
Speed Williams and Rich Skelton won eight consecutive world titles from 1997 to 2004, an accomplishment the PRCA selection committee has deemed worthy of an induction into its Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“I remember going to the high school finals and stopping in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and I was blown away with the history of ProRodeo,” Williams said. “It’s a great honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Rich and I had a fairytale career and words don’t really describe how I’m feeling.”
Skelton also was taken aback to receive this prestigious honor.
“Chili Dog and Roany helped get me there,” Skelton said. “Speed on Bob and Viper were the best partners we could have had in those world titles. Speed revolutionized the heading in this sport, and it was an honor to be a part of that. The PRCA has helped me in my career to build my reputation to teach schools and support my family. My family and I are looking forward to making the trip to Colorado Springs, and a lot of my friends say they will be there, too.”
Williams qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 15 times (1988, 1994, 1996-2008), and Skelton has 22 NFR qualifications on his résumé (1990-2006, 2009-10, 2013-15).
“My wife Rhonda and my daughter Rainey have helped me so much along the way,” Skelton added. “I had Rainey the year of my last world title, and she still wears that gold buckle.”
“Speed on Bob and Viper were the best partners we could have had in those world titles. Speed revolutionized the heading in this sport, and it was an honor to be a part of that.” – ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee and eight-time world champion Rich Skelton