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Legends Remember Chris LeDoux

Chris LeDoux once said, “What I want to be remembered for, on top of everything else, is that I was a good husband and family man.” According to the guys that went down the rodeo trail with him, you could add “great friend” to that list as well. From Jack Ward and Ike Sankey, two of the same cowboys that stood on the back of those iconic red chutes at the 1976 NFR in Oklahoma City when Chris won his World Championship to Marvin Garrett, an up-and-comer near the end of Chris’ competitive rodeo career who went on to win the world title in the bareback riding four times after Chris had hung up his spurs, they all became fast friends with the man who was “always tickled to see you.” But it wasn’t just fellow competitors who took a shine to Chris; stock contractor, rancher, and fellow Kaycee, Wyoming resident John Forbes grew quite close to Chris over the years as well. No matter how these men came to meet Chris, they all agreed on one thing: Chris LeDoux was a good man and a great friend.