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Jim, Jr. Gladstone*

  • Categories: Athlete,  Rodeo,  In Memory
  • City or Town: Cardston
  • Year Inducted: 1980
  • Gender: Male
  • First name: Jim, Jr.
  • Last Name: Gladstone*
  • Death: May 16, 2015
  • In Memory Category: Athlete Rodeo


Jim Gladstone Jr. was a versatile athlete as a youth who played basketball and track and field before finally concentrating on the sport of rodeo. Although he enjoyed steer wrestling, he went on to calf-roping as his primary event. In 1969, 1971, and 1973, he won the Canadian Calf-roping Championships.

Jim Gladstone Jr. became the first Canadian to win a World title in a timed rodeo event when he beat the field at Oklahoma City in 1977.

Since Induction:

After retiring from the rodeo circuit, Jim had a career in law. He passed his bar exam in 1986.

Inducted into the:

  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame
  • Cardston Hall of Fame
  • Ponoka Stampede Hall of Fame
  • Calgary Stampede Hall of Fame
  • Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame