Ride High, T.C., Ride High
Born to rodeo champ Johnny Holloway and his wife Sharyn on April 4, 1977, T.C. felt the cowboy blood in his veins as a very early age. Not only was his great-uncle Casey Tibbs, a six-time world saddle bronc rider, but his parents staged rodeos for a living, giving T.C. ample chances for practice. As a teenager, T.C. qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals three times. During his first year of college, he qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo, where he finished third.
His successes landed him in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1997. He took the rodeo world by storm, winning the Saddle Bronc Championship at the Badlands Circuit Finals and the
T.C. was killed on August 28, 2001 in a car accident near Faith, South Dakota. This half life-size bronze, titled Ride High, T.C., Ride High was sculpted by western artist Tony Chytka and is based on several photographs of T.C. riding broncs in rodeos. It was dedicated on May 27, 2005.
The statue is being displayed in Deadwood at the request of the Holloway family, who has special ties with the community. Members of the Holloway family remain regulars at the Days of '76 Rodeo in Deadwood.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment • Sports.
Location. 44° 22.571′ N, 103° 43.856′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Shrine Street and Upper Main Street on Shrine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deadwood SD 57732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Generations of Change (here, next to this marker); Waite Block Annex (a
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