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1974 Winnings Article
This is an article from the 1975 Rodeo Reference Book written by the Rodeo News Bureau. The title of this article is "Bareback Bronc, 3rd Place Chris LeDoux $25,740," page 9.
Chris LeDoux 1974This Mississippi-born cowboy went to Wyoming as a youngster to learn to become a rodeo cowboy. He still lives in the Equality State, and has become some kind of a cowboy in two vastly carried fields.
He has missed only one National Finals in five years of pro competition, and that time, just barely. This year marked his highest finish in world standings, and he placed three times at the Oklahoma City "world series," including a go-round winning 77 marking his last draw Sunday, Bobby Steiner's Little David.
Chris was not only evident in the arena at the sate fairgrounds during the Finals, but in the lobby as well. His phonograph records were constantly played and naturally were on sale as fans filed in and out of the Norick Arena. Chris is an accomplished guitarist, western vocalist and composer who has had two albums and tape decks produced in the country music capital of Nashville. His "Riverboat Gambler" would have no doubt made the hit parade had he been able to get it released as a single.  The 26-year-old one-event specialist turned to pro rodeo in 1969 after a distinguished collegiate career.

Stats: Born Oct. 2, 1948, 6-0, 170 lbs.; enters BB (Bareback horses); total won in 1974, $25,740; BSW (Best Single Win) 1974, $2,231 at Cheyenne, Wyo.