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Speed Wil­liams & Rich Skel­ton named to ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

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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

WIL­LIAMS AND SKEL­TON WON EIGHT CON­SEC­U­TIVE WORLD TI­TLES FROM 1997 TO 2004.

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