Updated: Apr 15
Miss Rodeo America and 12-Time PWRA Finals Qualifier.
Debbie Garrison was raised in Mineral Wells, Texas, and attended college at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where she competed on the Rodeo Team in Barrel Racing and Goat Tying. She was also a part of the Gymnastics Team and was the Head Cheerleader.
Garrison was selected as 1979 Miss Rodeo America representing Texas, where she garnered the Horsemanship and Appearance titles.
Following her year as Miss Rodeo America, Garrison became a sales representative and sales manager for T.O. Stanley Boot Company and Salaminder Western Clothing Line.
Garrison was a 12-time Professional Women’s Rodeo Association Finals Qualifier in the Team Roping event as a Header and won the average twice and Reserve World Championship twice.
She was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1999, the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2017, the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame in 2000, the Mineral Wells High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Tarleton State University Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2016.
Garrison currently- and proudly-serves on the TCHOF Board of Directors and remains involved in many charitable events raising money for youth scholarships.