Jon Taylor "Chipmunk"
Class of 2019
YEARS CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL FINALS RODEO: 1974, 1979, 1983
HEIGHT: 5 ft 5 inches WEIGHT: 165 LBS. BIRTHDATE: 22 August 1941 BIRTHPLACE: Orange, California
RESIDENCE: Filer, Idaho
COLLEGE: Pierce College - Los Angeles, California
Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, California
DEGREE: Ag Business Management MINOR: Animal Science
FAMILY: Wife - Dottie; Son - Andrew; Daughter-in-law - Megan, Granddaughter - Dottie RELATIVES INVOLVED IN RODEO: Twin brother Ron, (Former PRCABull Rider) EARNED PRCA CLOWN CARD: 1970
STYLE OF DRESS: Long baggy jeans; Black beard; White eyes and mouth; Red nose with a ?
SPECIALT Y ACTS: "Snort" and "Danny Boy"
1975 to 1980; 1982 to 1991; 2004 - Canadian Professional Rodeo Finals
1978 to 1981 Badlands Circuit Finals
1987 Columbia River Circuit Finals
1980, 1981, 1987 - Indian National Finals
1981, 1982 - National High School Finals
1985 National Intercollegiate Finals
1979 ProRodeo Clown of the Year
1981 Badlands Circuit Rodeo Clown of the Year
1984, 1987 Runnerup Coors "Man-In-The-Can"
1984 to 1989 Coors "Man-In-The-Can" Program
1981 to 1985 Contract Acts Director - PRCA Board of Directors 1979 to 1983 and 1985 Barrelman - Wrangler Bull Fights Program 1980 and 1981 Alternate NFR Barrelman
197 4 to 2007 NFR Saddle Horse Boss
1988 National Old Timer's Finals
1988 Calgary Stampede
1988 Snaffle Bit Furturity
2012 Induction into ProRodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame
He'll come riding into the arena on a fiberglass horse named "Snort" and promote laughter as he faces the rankest of bulls, in what maybe one of the most dangerous professions around. His name is Jon Taylor and he is one of the PRCA's foremost funny men. Taylor is a true professional who first climbed into a barrel at Idaho Falls, Idaho because the rodeo stock contractor had a barrel but no man.
The Filer, Idaho resident was chosen by the nations top bull riders to be the barrelman at the National Finals Rodeo in 1974, 1979 and 1983. He was also awarded the prestigious "ProRodeo Clown of the Year" award in 1979 by the American Cowboy Magazine. Jon is one of only two barrelmen to have worked both the National Finals and the Canadian Finials, the latter for 14 years.