Jim Gladstone, Jr.
Rodeo Athlete - Inducted 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.
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
Passed away May 16, 2015