Drysdales has enlisted several stars from professional rodeo to grace the cover of our catalog. You can’t get a star much bigger than Jim “Razor” Sharp.
The August 2002 catalog featured Sharp on the cover (click image to enlarge). He was a spokesman for Wrangler Western, a brand that we extensively carry:
The photograph was shot during a rodeo at Rogers State University in Claremore, Okla.
“He was a very nice young man,” Dana Cookson, who lays out our Drysdales catalogs, said. “He brought along all of his rodeo gear for us so that we could get the photo for Wrangler.”
Sharp is widely regarded as the one of the most talented bull riders in history. His first professional season in 1986 started with a bang; he became the first rookie to win more than $100,000 in prize money.
In 1988, the Texas native became the first bull rider in National Finals Rodeo history to ride each of his 10 bulls during the event. He also set a record for riding 23 consecutive bulls at the NFR.
Here’s a brief overview of Sharp’s career:
A rodeo expert explains Sharp’s winning technique:
Sharp went on to win two PRCA World Champion Bull Rider titles during his 16-year career. He eventually was inducted into the PRCA Hall of Fame and was a founding member of the Professional Bull Riders circuit.