Robin "Rob" Juker
Class of 2020
Horses and rodeo have always been a huge part of the Juker family’s life. In High School Rodeo Rob competed in 5 events winning many district and state buckles along with qualifying for the NHSRF in 1978.
In 1980 he qualified for the NIRA college Finals in steer Wrestling while playing Football for Boise State.
1982 Rob won the Wilderness Circuit Steer Wrestling and Rookie of the year. Rob went on to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in 1984, 85 and 86. In 1986 Rob won the steer Wrestling at the Wilderness Circuit Finals going on to compete at the Dodge National Circuit Finals and was a member of the National Circuit Finals Championship Team. In 1985 Rob rodeoed for Mopar Auto Parts in the Winston Series and in 1986 for Valvoline Oil. At the Red Bluff Round-up in 1987 Rob suffered a career altering knee injury.
Rob continued to be involved and successful in many facets of rodeo. From 1993-2003 Rob worked as a Regional Manager and National Program Manager for Dodge Truck Rodeo. IN 1996 Rob became instrumentally involved with the Puyallup Fair in Washington state, as the General Manager, growing the event to one of the PRCA’s premier events.
A couple of Rob’s favorite memories are breaking the steer wrestling arena record at Pendleton Round-up, hazing for Rod Lyman as he set the arena record at the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas with a 2.8. During the course of one performance at the Molalla Buckaroo Rodeo Rob worked as the Dodge Rep., competed in steer wrestling, had honor to pick-up alongside of Pat Beard and presented Terry Don West with a $10,000.00 check for riding the Dodge Bounty Bull, what a night.
However, Rob’s most treasured memories are those of the persons/families that took the time to coach, mentor and allow him to haul with them as a young aspiring cowboy. The wonderful memories and truest of friendships that were made on the rodeo trail are still preserved today with the finest of cowboys ways and values.