GOODING COUNTY, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) Many will remember the life of a true legend in the rodeo scene. Bob A. Robinson passed away at Saint Luke's Magic Valley last month at the age of 84.
The Rockland Valley native played football for the University of Idaho before the draft sent him to Korea.
Between 1955 and 57, Robinson won 54 belt buckles and 11 saddles as an amateur.
In late '57 he entered the Rodeo Cowboy Association.
He won many awards, too many to name here, but his greatest year happened to be in 1960 when he finished as runner up to the all-around world championship cowboy and won world's champion steer wrestler.
From 1982 to 1986 he served as the executive director of rodeo administration for the PRCA.
Robinson helped move the NFR from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas.
And 11 years ago, was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
Hundreds are expected to attend a celebration of life with military honors from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m on Thursday at the Hagerman American Legion Hall.
Memorial donations may be made out to Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919