Ty Murray Looks Back at his Record-Breaking Roughstock Career
From an early age, it was Ty Murray’s dream to become the most decorated cowboy in rodeo history — and to break hero Larry Mahan’s record of six All-Around World Championships.
Competing and qualifying for the NFR in not one or two, but all three roughstock events, Murray won his first six All-Around Gold Buckles consecutively from 1989 to 1994.
Then, injury slowed him down. But Murray was determined to win that seventh All-Around, and in 1998, he came back and did just that.
“When I stepped off that last bull, I knew that I’d done it,” Murray says. “I think most careers don’t have a defining moment like that, but right there it was. I got to experience that moment, that defining moment, where I knew exactly when it was, and I had 20,000 people on their feet clapping for me to do it. It’s a pretty surreal experience.”