Happy Birthday, Dear Champ! - The Team Roping Journal

Today we celebrate 59 years of Clay O’Brien Cooper! He’s a seven-time world champion team roper and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, but this industry icon is so much more to our cowboy community than an impressive collection of gold buckles and rodeo records. The kid who played Hardy Fimps alongside John “The Duke” Wayne when he was 11 grew into a guy much more famous for insightful observations than gabbing. He weighs his words, and they are always wise. When Champ speaks, we all stop and listen. Happy Birthday, Dear Champ! 

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