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Sharon Shoulders Award: Robyn Gaffney

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Robyn Gaffney

Who is Robyn Gaffney?

Created by the PBR Board of Directors in 2009 to honor women who have made a difference in the life of a bull rider and contributed to the sport, the Sharon Shoulders Award honors its namesake for her support and encouragement of her late husband, Jim Shoulders, the celebrated cowboy and bull rider who was inducted into the PBR Ring of Honor with its first class in 1996. This year, Robyn Gaffney, wife of 1997 PBR World Champion Michael Gaffney, will be honored by the PBR. Robyn has not only been able to balance being a caring and supportive wife, but also achieved her own dream of being a pathologist. Robyn and Michael developed a mutual support system that inspires bull riding wives to this day.