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May 17, 2020

On this date ...

1960: Jim Bob Altizer of Del Rio, Texas, had won the 11th annual Curry County Mounted Patrol championship calf-roping contest.

Altizer was the defending world champion calf roper. He tied five calves in 82 seconds to win about $1,600, the Clovis News-Journal reported.

Glen Franklin of House, a previous world champion calf roper, was second. He roped five calves in 85.2 seconds. He also had the contest’s fastest time of 11.1 seconds.

Altizer and Franklin were both inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979.

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