SSHoF logoGib Potter

Builder (1990)


Gib PotterGib Potter was born July 11, 1906 in Saskatoon. He got "hooked" on the rodeo game after watching a trick roper perform for the Dakota Max's Wild West show in Saskatoonin 1922. The following year he made his debut as a professional trick roper in Kamsack. Gib was a regular on the prairie circuit.

In 1927 at the Calgary Stampede, he was declared the official Canadian champion in the Fancy and Trick-roping contest. That same year, his trick roping took him to many centres in the U.S.A. and he performed at many wild west shows across Canada.

In 1942, Gib joined the Navy but he assisted in Victory Loan drives wherever he was posted. After his discharge, Gib and his wife Margaret put on many shows at rodeos. He was chairman of the Saskatoon Exhibition rodeos for 25 years.

In 1986, Gib was inducted as a builder in the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame. He founded the Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association and is a life member of that organization as well as the Rodeo Association of Saskatoon. Gib's love of horses, his skill at roping and his desire to help others earned him induction into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.

** Deceased