Indian National Finals Rodeo

Indian National Finals Rodeo

Hall of Fame

Bob Arrington

Bob Arrington

Bob Arrington, was born March 21, 1928 and passed from his earthly life in 2008. He is now with his beloved wife, Jo of 47 years and his beloved son, Tooter.

Bob was a true cowboy in heart and spirit all through his life. He was a founder and past president of the Indian National Finals Rodeo and worked with the organization for over 20 years. He helped found the Oklahoma All Indian Rodeo Association, start the Muscogee "Creek" Nation Rodeo in the 70's, and was instrumental in the building of the rodeo arena at the Muscogee "Creek" Nation.

He loved rodeo and was an active participant all his life. He started in his late teens in bareback and saddle-bronc events and even tried bull riding. In his 30's he began to enter calf roping and team roping. He won numerous saddles and buckles throughout his life signifying his skills as cowboy.

Bob was a big advocate for Indian rodeo and just recently the Muscogee Creek Nation named their rodeo arena as the "Bob Arrington Rodeo Arena".

2023 Inductees

  • Victor Begay
  • Marty Jandreau
  • Chuck Morgan
  • Marvin Yellowbird

2022 Inductees

  • Todd Buffalo
  • Tammy Daswood
  • Harlan Gunville
  • Ted Hoyt
  • Robbie Inman

2021 Inductees

  • Dale Bird
  • Karl Dennison
  • Jim Gladstone
  • James Hunt Jr.
  • Lynn Mcquire

2019 Inductees

  • Eugene Creighton
  • Howard Edmundson
  • Allen Fisher
  • Pam Hall
  • Daniel Susan

2018 Inductees


2017 Inductees

  • Geneve Tsouhlarkis
  • Spike Guardipee
  • Britt Givens
  • Bob (Tonto) Gottfriedson
  • Melvin Joseph
  • Kenton Randall

2016 Inductees

  • Levi Black Water Sr.
  • Ed Holyan
  • Julius Y Begay
  • Traci Vaile
  • Dee Keener

2015 Inductees

  • Dave Best
  • Sam Bird
  • Kelvin Fox
  • Carole Jackson-Holyan
  • Jerry Small

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