A few famous bull riders include Frank Schneider, Ted Nuce, Ronnie Rossen, Jim Sharp, Gary Leffew, Richard “Tuff” Hedeman, Charles Sampson, Johnie Schneider, Lane Frost, Dick Griffith, Freckles Brown, Don Gay, George Paul, Ken Roberts and Smokey Snyder. All of these bull riders are inductees to the Bull Riding Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame.
According to the Professional Bull Riders, Inc., other famous bull riders include Guilherme Marchi, Fabiano Vieira, Joao Ricardo Vieira, Silvano Alves, Marco Eguchi, J. B. Mauney, Valdiron de Oliveira, Renato Nunes, Tanner Byrne, Sean Willingham, Emilio Resende, Stormy Wing, Chris Shivers, Silvano Alves, Adriano Moraes, Mike Lee, Kody Lostroh, Robson Palermo, Luke Snyder, L.J. Jenkins, Wiley Petersen and Ross Coleman.
The most famous bull riders, according to the Bull Riding Hall of Fame, are: Denny Flynn, 10-time NFR Qualifier and three-time NFR bull riding champion; Jerome Davis, 1995 World Champion Bull Rider; Bobby Steiner, 1973 World Champion Bull Rider; Jack Wiseman, four-time World Champion Bull Rider, three-time All-Around Champion; Terry Don West, five-time World Champion; Larry Mahan, six-time All Around Champion and two-time Bull Riding Champion; and Harry Tompkins, five-time World Champion Bull Rider, World Champion Bareback Rider and two-time All Around Champion.