2011 Hall of Fame Inductee
Freddie “Skeet” Gordon was born in Sugarland Bend County, Texas. Upon completion of school, he went to work on Richardson Ranch, and this sparked his interest in the rodeo.
In 1952, he started working his way up from amateur rodeo, winning two all around and 4 bull riding events in the Southwest Rodeo Cowboy Association. In 1955, he got his PRCA permit to ride professionally. His first pro rodeo was in Mercedes, TX, and he won first place in bull riding, from there “Skeet” attending numerous rodeos from California to New York, placing in most of them. In Madison Square Garden, Gordon won the Wild Horse Race championship in 1957 and 1958. With a rodeo career that spans over two decades, he won numerous of championships ending his rodeo career in 1979.
After retiring from the rodeo scene, he restarted his trucking career with Kroger’s retiring in 1997. In 1995 he was inducted in the Black Go Texan Gala sponsored by Houston Livestock and Rodeo Association. His most admirable hobby is still rodeos and encouraging the youth to be all that they can be by practicing whenever the chance arises. Gordon is still involved in rodeo today. He is an active member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Gordon is a father and grandfather of four children and ten grandchildren. On May 12, 2001 he married Martha Jackson and they presently live in Houston, Texas.
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