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Local Larned man inducted in Dodge City Rodeo Hall of Fame
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Ted Webster, Larned, was recently inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame at Dodge City on Aug. 6, at Dodge City. The association hosted a reception for the inductees, followed by the presentation of a plaque and belt buckle at the rodeo in front of approximately 6,000 spectators and proud PRCA fans. The plaque with his picture will be hung in the rodeo offices along with previous inductees.
This year was the 40th Anniversary of the Dodge City rodeo, and four men were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Ted was originally involved in the installation and the design of the equipment for the rodeo which were manufactured by WW Lifestock Systems. He served on the Rodeo Board of directors in the past as well.
Dodge City annually hosts the largest rodeo in Kansas. It is a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association event (PCRA) and among the top 25 in the Untied States. Every year they choose three to four people who have made a significant contribution to the rodeo to be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
Webster has also been involved in the design and installation of some of the major rodeo venues in the United States and Canada, including the Dodge City roundup, Denver, Calgary, Omaha, Kansas City, Waco, and many many more.
Ted is married to his college sweetheart, Becky Rankin. They are the parents of two sons, Ryan and Cris. Ryan is currently in his 13th year as Senior Pastor of the Larned Assembly of God. Chris is currently in his 18th year serving as a Commander in the United States Navy.
They however, feel that their greatest achievement has been the “Opa and Oma” degree (Grandma and Grampa) and are the grandparents of six grandchildren with one on the way.
Ted is currently semi-retired, but still enjoys working on special projects for the company from time to time.