Historic rodeo photo rendered modern

Jim Carrig's sucessful rodeo career was surprisingly without any broken bones

Jim Carrig's sucessful rodeo career was surprisingly without any broken bones

Jim Carrig was a member of Montana State University's first rodeo team, back when the team didn't have a coach and so the Golf Coach was assigned the team's cowboys and cowgirls.  He didn't really have a clue about rodeo, Jim recalls.  That didn't stop this new team from attaining rodeo greatness, sending a team to the Cow Palace in 1950.  Jim won the National Collegiate Title in Bareback.

Jim Carrig, 1950 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, receiving his saddle for first place in Bareback.

Jim Carrig, 1950 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, receiving his saddle for first place in Bareback.

Fast forward 60+ years, and Jim has this photo on his wall in Bozeman, Montana outside his leather studio.  Jim's grandson Quinn Holzer's wife Dana was fascinated with the family history and athleticism of rodeo horses and cowboys.  She worked with various artists, including David Goodson in Helena, and together developed a modern rendering of the photo of Jim and horse:

Montana Bones rodeo shirt image

Montana Bones rodeo shirt image

Excited with the image and the growing Montana Bones small business, rodeo shirts were made to show off the history and family story.  We hope to see rodeo and history fans wearing this shirt this summer!

Sherri Ohs-Mosley wearing her Montana Bones rodeo shirt $50 each in our website store

Sherri Ohs-Mosley wearing her Montana Bones rodeo shirt $50 each in our website store

Jim Carrig today in his leather studio.   Photo Credit:  Lynn Donaldon

Jim Carrig today in his leather studio.   Photo Credit:  Lynn Donaldon