Glass, Ron – 2000

Glass, Ron – 2000

Ron Glass

Chuckwagon Athlete, High River

Inducted in 2000


Ron Glass started driving chuckwagons at the age of 15 for a family friend; and, at the age of 16 he and his father entered a team in the Calgary Stampede in 1931. Ron Glass continued to drive chuckwagons for 46 years, winning the World Championships in 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1965; and, the Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1956, 1966 and 1970. Ron Glass was also a four-time Calgary Stampede Champion in 1941, 1946, 1947 and 1949. In addition to driving chuckwagons, Ron Glass was a founder of the Cowboys’ Protective Association - now known as the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and was well known for his wild horse racing. Ron Glass passed away in 1981 and has since been awarded the Pioneer of Rodeo Award in 1988 and was inducted into the CRHA Hall of Fame in 1993.