President
Chuck Melin
780-720-5179

Vice President
Bob Stoddard
307-359-0660

Executive Board
Bud Clemons
970-302-4170

Matt Zappetini
530-526-0106

Butch Terrell
970-227-5876

Alan Johnson
214-686-7713

Event Directors
Bareback
Jimmy Nugent
505-280-7129
Saddle Bronc
Eddie Jacques
559-553-5676
Bull Riding
Jimmy Moon
719-433-2939
Tie Down Roping
Kyle Jumper
214-679-6814
Steer Wrestling
Dale Rising
308-631-5161
Team Roping
Mike Brewer
530-519-2587
Ribbon Roping
Kathy Clemons
970-284-5320
Ladies Barrels
Marlene McGaughey
308-870-1078
Ladies Breakaway Roping
Cindy Gruwell
307-216-0313
Promotion Agent
Jim Nichols
623-866-3365
Canadian Representative
Bill Reeder
403-653-7661

HALL OF FAME: A RECORD OF NSPRA HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Tater Decker

Clayton, Oklahoma
Membership Card #2786 Gold

Tater was born in 1924 in Roswell, NM and now lives in Clayton,
OK. He was raised on the famed Diamond A Cattle Ranch where his
father, Tim Decker was a wagon boss for six years and foreman for
36 years.

Tater entered his first rodeo at 15 and became one of the greatest
all around hands of his time. Tater joined the Cowboys Turtle
Association in early 1943, which later became the Rodeo Cowboy
Association, now the PRCA. In 1980 he joined the National Senior
Pro Rodeo Association where he served on the Executive Board as
both Vice President and President.

Tater has won most every major rodeo at one time or another from
Madison Square Garden to Fort Worth and Houston, Denver and
Cheyenne. He even won the All Around Cowboy at Roseburg,
Oregon. Tater also roped the first calf ever on national television.

Tater always was and always will be a rodeo cowboy. "I can't ever
remember a time when I ever wanted to be anything else, I love
every minute of it."


Inducted: 1996

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