First attended a gay rodeo in 1983 (?)
Involved in gay rodeo through 2000 (?)
Cindy McCormick was already a Charter Member of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association (GSGRA) when the first Los Angeles gay rodeo was just in its planning stages. When rodeo weekend arrived, Cindy was ready to compete - except in the rough stock events. In looking at rodeo score sheets from 1985 through 2000, Cindy never competed in a rough stock event! At that first LA Rodeo she won buckles in Pole Bending and Flag Race, and did well enough in the other events to win All-Around Cowgirl.
In September 1985, the first IGRA Convention was held in Denver. Cindy was asked to Chair the Rodeo Rules Committee for the following Convention. She accepted and was the Chair for both the second and third IGRA Conventions. Several notable changes occurred at the 1986 Convention. The 1985 Rule Book listed three events that were not being used at rodeos, so the Committee recommended deleting Speed Barrels, Speed Race, and Ribbon Roping. The Committee also changed the name of the Texas Flag Race, to Flag Race. And finally, at the rodeos held in 1984 and 1985, the most dangerous Camp Event had been Wild Cow Milking. Thanks to a "vision" by rodeo contestant John Beck, the much calmer Wild Drag Race was added to the 1986 Rule Book.
In 1987, Cindy was the Chairperson of the LA Rodeo Events Committee, and later in the year she was Chair of the Rodeo Grounds Committee for the First IGRA Finals Rodeo which was held in Hayward, CA. Cindy was on the GSGRA Board of Trustees in 1988, and in 1993, she was Co-Chair of the Arena Committee for the Bay Area Rodeo which was held inside the San Francisco "Cow Palace."
Over her 14 years of competition Cindy won 14 All-Around Cowgirl titles:
Cindy's last rodeo competition was at the 2000 "BigHorn Rodeo" in Las Vegas.
Cindy has not been seen around IGRA rodeos for several years, and the Hall of Fame Committee was not able to contact her for input on this biography. It is hoped that if she has the opportunity to find out about her induction into this Hall of Fame she will contact the IGRA Administrative Assistant.