In 1975, Becky Fuchs became the only other World Champion Breakaway Roper in the WPRA that decade. Now Becky Fuchs Mahoney, she teaches clinics at her Florence, Arizona, facility, after a lifelong career in horse training and coaching.

WPRA World Champion Breakaway Roper: 1975

Other WPRA Event Titles:

  • 1976: Team Roping 
  • 1977: Goat Tying and Steer Undecorating

WPRA Super Horse: 1976, 1977, 1978

College: Colorado State University

NIRA Accolades: Regional Breakaway Roping Champion and one of the first females to place in the team roping at the NIRA Finals.

AJQRA Accolades: Barrels and Stakes Race Champion (1974); Barrels and Stakes Race Champion and Pole Bending Reserve Champion (1972).

Hometown: Hot Sulphur Springs, CO


Read about Mahoney's son, PRCA roper and bit maker, Tristan, in The Team Roping Journal

Click here for the Complete List of Breakaway World Champs

*Please note: The above image is of an unidentified roper taken circa 1945 by Ralph R. Doubleday, courtesy of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.