8. Jim Sharp, the 1986 PRCA Overall and Bull Riding Rookie of the Year, became the first man in rodeo history to ride all 10 bulls at the NFR when he got it done in 1988. The ProRodeo Hall of Famer they call "Razor" won his first of two world bull riding titles that year.
9. Charmayne James and her wonder horse Scamper won the seventh round in 1985, despite her bridle breaking and falling down around the horse's neck during the run. They went on to win their second of 10 world titles that year.
10. Lewis Feild won his third-straight world all-around championship in 1987. Feild also won world bareback riding titles in 1985-86. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1992. Feild won NFR bareback riding titles in 1984 and 1986. His son Kaycee, who won the 2008 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association bareback riding title, will ride at his first NFR this month.
11. The legendary Lane Frost won the 1987 world bull riding championship. At 25, the charismatic and popular cowboy died two summers later at the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990. (The legendary bull Red Rock, who was Frost's bovine counterpart in the popular "Challenge of the Champions" between the 1987 world champion bull rider and world champion bull, also was inducted into the Hall in 1990.) Frost of Lane, Okla., won the NFR bull riding championship in 1986. Ironically, the only bull he didn't make the whistle on that year was Red Rock.
12. Tuff Hedeman made a most memorable ride in round 10 of the 1989 NFR when he rode his last bull eight seconds to clinch his second of three PRCA world titles, then rode the bull another eight seconds for his fallen friend and 1987 PRCA World Champion Bull Rider Lane Frost. Hedeman, who rode at a dozen NFRs during his ProRodeo Hall of Fame career, lost his traveling partner and best friend Frost when he died in the arena at the Cheyenne Frontier Days that summer.
13. ProRodeo Hall of Famers Jake Barnes and Clay O'Brien Cooper won their seventh world team roping title in 1994 after setting the 59.1-second NFR record on 10 steers, which still stands today.
14. Dean Oliver, who earned three straight world all-around titles from 1963-65, won a record eighth world tie-down roping title in 1969 at age 40. ProRodeo Hall of Famer Oliver won the 1961 NFR tie-down roping average at the third annual NFR.
15. After five consecutive world all-around crowns from 1966-70, Larry "Bull" Mahan won a record sixth world all-around championship in 1973. Mahan, who was an original ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee in 1979, was a longtime three-event Finals qualifier. Mahan, who excelled in the three roughstock events, won the NFR saddle bronc riding average in 1967.
16. Bobby Hurley, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame this year, and Allen Bach caught fire during the 1993 NFR and won five straight rounds (six through 10). The rare NFR roll led to Hurley's first of two world team roping titles that year. In 1995, the first-ever separate heading and heeling championships were awarded. They were won by Hurley and Bach.