#68: Jim Sharp – Founding Father of the Professional Bull Riders
The first guy to ride all 10 bulls at the National Finals Rodeo (The SuperBowl of Rodeo) and almost made it 20 in a row as he rode his first 9 the following year.
Please enjoy this conversation with my friend Jim Sharp. If you know Jim you will know he is quiet about his success and career. I really appreciate him sharing with me and the TCP Nation in this episode.
He is a multiple-time bull riding world champion and a Great hand in the pasture and branding pen.
(2:20) – Are the other pro bull riders different behind the scenes?
(4:07) – Jim’s family background and how he got into bull riding
(7:28) – Who’d you look up to in rodeo?
(8:38) – Jim’s siblings
(12:01) – Why Jim decided to retire from bull riding
(14:37) – How did you process the reality of the danger of bull riding?
(15:33) – Did you play any sports growing up?
(18:03) – What was Layne Frost like?
(19:59) – How did rodeoing with the best affect your work ethic?
(22:28) – Riding 10 rounds in the NFR
(24:58) – Jim’s son
(27:59) – What was the PBR like?
(33:11) – Do you pay attention to the circuit now?
(34:34) – Brazilian rope holding techniques
(37:02) – Grappling with being called the GOAT
(40:12) – What do you do these days?
(45:33) – Wrap up