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Pete Knight*

  • Categories: Athlete,  Rodeo,  In Memory
  • City or Town: Calgary
  • Year Inducted: 1980
  • Gender: Male
  • First name: Pete
  • Last Name: Knight*
  • Death: May 23, 1937
  • In Memory Category: Athlete, Rodeo


Pete Knight held the World Championship Bronc Riding title longer than any other man. By 1937, he had won the title four times and was on his way to a fifth win when he lost his life in the rodeo arena. He won Bronc and Saddlebronc Championships in Canada, the United States, England, and Australia. Pete Knight won the North American Saddlebronc Championship in 1927 and 1932 at the Calgary Stampede. He received the Prince of Wales Trophy for winning three Canadian Championships in Bronc Riding in 1927, 1930 and 1933. The arena in Crossfield is named in his honour.