Yakima Canutt

Yakima Canutt

1917, 1919-1920 & 1923 World All-Around Rodeo Champion.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 160-162. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

Father of stuntmen Joe Canutt and Tap Canutt.

He was the first to do a "horse transfer" (transferring from a galloping horse to another moving object).

His widow Audrea passed away at the ripe old age of 98 on Feb. 12, 2006.

Inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (a support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in 1975.

Named Yakima after the city of Yakima, Washington. Installed in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK (USA).

Was a guest at the 1980 Memphis Film Festival.

Yak had 2 sons, Edward "Tap" (born 1932), Harry Joe (born 1937) and a daughter, Audrea Elaine "Honey" (born 1940). Both of his sons became stunt professionals.