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Checking Gay’s Hall of Fame career

Written by wpdev October 5, 2022
A man wearing a cowboy hat and glasses smiles.

It’s been over three decades since Don Gay snared a record-breaking eighth-world bull riding title on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit, breaking another decades-old record set in 1959 by Jim Shoulders.

With a life steeped in rodeo, it’s no surprise Gay would make a name for himself in the sport. Growing up as the son of stock contractor who produced the renowned Mesquite Championship Rodeo, he became pro rodeo’s bull riding kingpin from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s. After retiring from bull riding in 1989, he became a TV color commentator as bull riding thrived as a stand alone sport.

Read on to learn about what Don Gay is up to today and what his thoughts on his many titles are.