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California Rodeo Salinas Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

Recommend a Legend by February 29th

Just six years after starting the prestigious club that is the California Rodeo Salinas’ Hall of Fame, the roster includes over 40 legends of rodeo including Jack Roddy, Leo & Jerold Camarillo, Ty Murray and Wilbur Plaugher. Inductees consist of contestants, performers, committee members, staff, supporters/contributors, livestock and notables who have impacted the history of the California Rodeo over the past 105 years.


Nomination forms for the 2016 induction are due by February 29th. Forms can be found at by clicking on ‘About Us’ and ‘History.’ Forms are also available at the California Rodeo Office at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas, Monday through Thursday between 9am and 5pm and Fridays from 9am to 11:45am and 1:15pm-5pm.


The goal of the Hall of Fame is to preserve the heritage, history and traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas along with showcasing individuals, organizations and livestock whose distinctive contributions to the California Rodeo Salinas have helped keep the traditions of the West alive and made a mark on the Rodeo’s history.


Inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on Thursday July 21st at 11:30am on the Mike Storm Director’s Patio at the Salinas Sports Complex at 1034 N. Main Street. The 2016 luncheon is sponsored by Jim Martins and Clifford & Marguerite Happy. For more information, including biographies of the Hall of Fame members, visit and click on ‘About Us’ then ‘History.’




The 106th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 21st-24th, 2016. The California Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.








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