Gladstone, Jim Jr – 1980

Gladstone, Jim Jr – 1980

Jim Gladstone Jr.

Rodeo Athlete, Cardston

Inducted in 1980


Jim Gladstone Jr. was a versatile athlete as a youth who played basketball and track and field before finally concentrating on the sport of rodeo. Although he enjoyed steer wrestling, he went on to calf-roping as his primary event. In 1969, 1971, and 1973, he won the Canadian Calf-roping Championships.

Jim Gladstone Jr. became the first Canadian to win a World title in a timed rodeo event when he beat the field at Oklahoma City in 1977.

Jim Gladstone, Jr.

1980 Rodeo Athlete, Cardston


After retiring from the rodeo circuit, Jim had a career in law. He passed his bar exam in 1986.

He is a member of the:

· Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

· Cardston Hall of Fame

· Ponoka Stampede Hall of Fame

· Calgary Stampede Hall of Fame

· Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame


Note: Jim Gladstone Jr. passed away May 16, 2015. He was 72 years old.

Born: November 18, 1942