Jimmi Jo (Martin) Ripsam

Hometown: Longmont, Colo.
Sport: Rodeo
Years: 1988-89-90

A standout in several rodeo events, Ripsam won the 1990 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals Team Championship for UW by herself by finishing 2nd in goat-tying, and scoring in all three rounds of breakaway roping, while earning all-around champion honors. This was the first and only time an athlete scored all of her team’s points to win a national championship in rodeo. She qualified for the National finals in each of her three years at Wyoming, and graduated from UW in 1991. She went on to compete on the Pro Women’s Rodeo Association circuit from 1991-96, earning numerous championships.

Inducted September 24, 2004