Remembering Leo “The Lion” Camarillo
When it came to breaking the cowboy game all the way down to find a better way, Leo Camarillo was relentless and refused to take no for an answer.
The Lion: ProRodeo Hall of Famer Leo Camarillo
Roping revolutionary Leo Camarillo was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural Class of 1979. The Lion won four world team roping titles in 1972-73, ’75 and ’83, and was the co-world all-around champion with Tom Ferguson in 1975. Native Californian Leo—whose family includes his wife, Sue, two sons, Wade and Trey, and a daughter, Cassie—lives in Maricopa, Arizona.