Brown, Leo – 1988

Brown, Leo – 1988

Leo Brown

Rodeo Athlete, Cochrane

Inducted in 1988

Leo Brown challenged the best in rodeo for over 30 years. He won five bull riding, two bareback, and one saddle bronc Canadian Professional Rodeo Championships. In 1963 at the National Finals Rodeo, he pitched a no-hitter in the World Series by riding all eight of the rankest bulls in the world to a decisive World Bull Riding Championship. Thirty-one years later, this record still stands. His greatest thrill was winning the 1962 Bareback and the 1973 Bull Riding events at the famous Calgary Stampede. After his retirement from professional rodeo in 1975, Leo Brown continued to compete in Oldtimer's events and to become a respected rodeo judge.

Leo Brown

1988 Rodeo Athlete, Cochrane

Since Induction

Leo Brown competed in the Canadian Old Timers Rodeo Association up until 1989.  He was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame November 13, 1993.  He served on the C.R.C.A. Board of Directors for 11 years.


1993 - Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

More Information:

  • Leo Brown and Roy West, a stock contractor, formed the Brown West Rodeo company which operated for eleven years.

  • 1974 & 1976 – His horse, High N Mighty was named Bucking Horse of the Year (Canada)

  • Leo served for eleven years on the C.R.C.A Board of Directors.

Updates:  2015, checked Oct. 2019.