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ProRodeo Hall of Fame -- Erv Korkow, Stock Contractor

Ervin Otto Korkow, 1914 - 1993
Ervin Otto Korkow was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, CO,
on July 11, 2009.
Erv started producing rodeos in 1947 and started providing bucking stock for amateur rodeos in 1955 when he helped form the South Dakota Rodeo Association and served as its first president.  In 1958, he started producing professional rodeos under the Rodeo Cowboys Association banner.  He provided bucking stock for their first National Finals Rodeo in 1959 and did so annually.  Erv was also instrumental in starting South Dakota's youth 4-H rodeo series and Korkow Rodeos still provides stock for Regional 4-H Rodeos and the State 4-H Finals Rodeo held in Ft. Pierre, SD.

1970--"Award of Merit" by the PRCA
1979--"Stock Contractor of the Year" in the PRCA's Badlands Circuit
1982--"Stock Contractor of the Year" presented at the NFR in OKC by International Rodeo Fans
1982--"Erv Korkow Day" proclaimed by South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow
1982--Plaque from PRCA for "Many Years of Participation and Support of ProRodeo"
1983--"Heartland Saddle Award" recipient at South Dakota State Fair
1984-- "Contributor of the Year" awarded by National High School Rodeo Association
1984--Inducted into the Rushmore All-American High School Rodeo Hall of Fame, Rapid City, SD
1985--Inducted into the South Dakota Association of Fairs & Conventions Hall of Fame
1986--"Man of the Year" by South Dakota High School Rodeo Association
1991--State 4-H Rodeo Finals dedicated to Erv
1992--Inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame for 'Rodeo'
1993--"Erv Korkow Day" proclaimed by South Dakota Governor Walter D Miller
2009--Inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs, CO

The address of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame is 101 ProRodeo Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 
Call the ProRodeo Hall of Fame for tickets/ticket pricing/schedule info:  719-528-4764.


Erv's sons Ken, Jim and Don
accepting the Hall of Fame awards in honor of Erv
Erv's son Jim and Grandson T.J.


Jim and Carol Korkow
TJ and Brie Korkow
30543 206 St
Pierre, SD  57501
605-224-5607   Fax 605-224-7157
Jim's Cell 605-222-1353    TJ's Cell 605-222-6929
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