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Etbauer Brothers Among the 2013 Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductees

Submitted by OPSU Rodeo on 10/03/2013 Robert, Billy and Dan Etbauer were inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Saturday, Sept. 28. —Photo Courtesy Kasey Etbauer Robert, Billy and Dan Etbauer were inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Saturday, Sept. 28. —Photo Courtesy Kasey Etbauer Goodwell, Okla.—The living legends, cowboy trio of Robert, Billy and Dan Etbauer, were inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame during the Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend held Sept. 27-28 in Oklahoma City at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Since 1955, cowboys and cowgirls have been inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City as a tribute to rodeo's greatest legends and competitors who paved the way for today's rodeo champions. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is home to the largest national rodeo collection and the first Rodeo Hall of Fame.

The Etbauer brothers have certainly left their mark on rodeo history. The cowboys dominated the professional ranks of the saddle bronc riding during the 1990's. Billy Etbauer of Edmond, Okla. is a five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider. OPSU Assistant Rodeo Coach and oldest brother, Robert Etbauer of Goodwell, Okla., has won the Saddle Bronc Riding World Championship twice. The youngest of the brothers, Dan Etbauer of Goodwell, Okla., is a 10 time qualifier for the National Finals and also served as a pickup man during the NFR after retiring from riding broncs.

"It's just hard to believe; it's really appreciative," Robert Etbauer said. "It seems funny to know the people that are there ahead of us that we looked up to as kids and to be there with them. It's very enjoyable."

Beyond their dominance in the rodeo arena, the brothers along with hauling partner and current OPSU Rodeo Coach, Craig Latham, have impacted the lives of countless cowboys and cowgirls over the years.

"My greatest achievement is my family and friends," Robert Etbauer humbly stated. "All the people we got to meet, the country we got to see and the experiences that we had. We had a lot of fun."

From the OPSU Rodeo Team members to members of the rodeo community all over, this well-known group of cowboys are heroes in the eyes of many.

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