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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 Induction

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