Chambers,Nebraska Cowboy Receives Record 9th Linderman Award
Kyle Whitaker of Chambers is in the image of his father and also Bill Linderman, whom the award was named after. Linderman was a ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy.
The Linderman Award is bestowed upon select cowboys that won at least $1,000 in a minimum of three events, where two of the three must include one roughstock and one timed event.
"Its something I've wanted to win ever since I was a kid going to rodeos with my dad," Whitaker said. "A lot of people don't really know about it. I know the history of the award and respect it a lot."
Whitaker, at the age of 41, says its a matter of simply giving what he has.
"It's something I have always dreamed of...It means a heck of a lot more now than it did when I was a 21-year-old kid," Whitaker said.
The first year Whitaker won the Linderman award, he had no competition and nobody had won it the year before.