Shaun Stroh

Shaun Stroh

Modern Era Rodeo

Inducted 2024

Born in Dickinson, ND in 1972, Shaun made his way back home in 2003 and has called Dickinson home ever since. Shaun’s rodeo career began in 1991, his senior year of high school. That year, he won the High School Finals and he’s never looked back. Shaun was educated in Glendive, MT and Dickinson, ND and was fortunate enough to be able to college rodeo while attending both schools. While attending DSU, he brought back to DSU the coveted College National Champion title.

Weeks after graduation, Shaun and his wife Shannon moved to Amidon, ND, for several years to manage the HT Ranch, operated by Paul Herauf. This was the perfect opportunity for Shaun to rodeo, Shannon was able to stay at the ranch to make sure work got done. While living at the ranch, Boyd Jacob and Qwinton Tate were born. In 2000, the Strohs moved to Glendive to allow Shannon to pursue her college degrees.

Shaun worked for CHS, under the direction of Wayne Herman for 3 years. In 2002 Kain Anthony joined the family. Shaun continued to rodeo part time while working. In 2003, the family moved to Dickinson, ND, to continue Shannon’s education. 2004 was Shaun’s first qualifying year for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and would be the first of 5 qualifications.

In 2006, Regi Nevaeh joined the family, two weeks after Shannon graduated from DSU’s nursing program and in 2007, Shane William completed their family. 2009 Shaun made history at the WNFR, being the 4th bronc rider from North Dakota to win the average title. Other bronc riders include Jim Tescher, Alvin Nelson and Brad Gjermundson.

Shaun’s final year at the WNFR was 2010. In 2011, two hip surgeries helped Shaun decide that coaching kids would be more beneficial. Shaun has toured the United States, following his own boys’ National Rodeo finals and putting on safety and rodeo clinics. Bronc schools keep him busy, and he enjoys helping with Rodeo Bible Camps in Montana and North Dakota. Shaun and Shannon currently have 4 granddaughters and a grandson is due in March of 2024.

Shaun took on a position of pipeline operator for Oneok, and has been there for 4.5 years. The boys are hitting the rodeo trail, and you’ll find Shaun and Shannon there cheering on their boys when possible.

“Just remember to keep the Lord first, and that family structure-keep the relationship healthy with your wife and the rodeoing will be there. And if you keep it in that order, your wife will be there too.”
-Shaun Stroh