Louis Powers, born June 6, 1913 (Winters, Texas) competed in the calf roping events at rodeos and matched roping events for more than 40 years. Powers considered the West of the Pecos Rodeo as one of his favorite places to compete… winning the calf roping event five times. He was recognized and honored as being the “Oldest living cowboy who had competed… and won at the West of the Pecos Rodeo“.
Louis was “Wagon Boss” for the West Texas Boys Ranch and was a founding member and advisor of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. Speaking of memberships… He was member number 357 of the Cowboy’s Turtle Association. Louis also produced events and coached children (Anyone!) with roping and riding aspirations; helping any who needed his expertise.
Louis Powers had six children; Nancy, Mickey, Jimmy, Zane, Pam and Trina. All of whom competed or took part in many phases of the sport of rodeo. Powers attended school in Norton, Texas. He died January 1, 1980.