Branger, Breding, Gleason, Greenoughs in the HOF class on Saturday


BILLINGS – The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame will induct its new class on Saturday night at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center after the banquet was suspended for nearly a year due to COVID-19 precautions.

The annual event, which opens at 2 p.m. with a reception and dinner at 5 p.m., collects scholarships for Montana high school students hoping to compete in a college rodeo and has awarded more than a half -million dollars in 16 years. The Montana High School Rodeo Association Scholarship is the largest rodeo scholarship program in the country, according to the MPRHWF.

Rodeo legends Clint Branger, Scott Breding, Bill Greenough, Billy Greenough and Brad Gleason highlight Saturday’s final class. John L. Moore will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Forrie J. Smith, who grew up on her grandparents’ ranch in Helena and is now an actor on the hit television series “Yellowstone”, is this year’s guest of honor.

I’m just a kid from the Montana countryside on screen with an Oscar winner (Kevin Costner), “Smith said.” It’s a dream come true for me. “

Reservations for the banquet can be made by calling 406-256-6515 and those who wish to support the high school scholarship fund can do so here.

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame remains committed to celebrating the accomplishments of our rodeo cowboys and cowgirls, and to building on the more than 600,000 scholarships already awarded to high school rodeo athletes in our state at the time. that they pursue graduate studies, “said President Brent Jordan.

Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame 2021 recipients:

Lifetime Achievement


  • Clint Branger
  • Scott breeding
  • Bill greenough
  • Billy Greenough
  • Brad gleason

Montana Sports Presenter

Montana Veterinarian

Montana Horse Trainer

Lady of the West

Montana Ranches

  • Schulz / Cumming
  • Double M breeding
  • Weavers Ranch
  • Fauth Ranch
  • McCauley Ranch
  • Kern Ranch
  • Hill Ranch

Big rodeo families

  • Gene Maher
  • Larry mccomb
  • Jerry little

Western heritage

  • Yost family
  • John and Connie Ahlgren
  • Leininger Ranch

Montana Ferrier

Cattle auction

  • Billings Livestock Commission

Western Montana Store

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