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Lawton, Oklahoma native Freckles Brown was the National Finals Rodeo bull riding champion in 1962, at the age of forty-one, the oldest bull rider to ever hold that title. He also competed in saddle broncs, bareback broncs and bulldogging. His efforts as a four-event cowboy earned him an impressive number of all-around championships including Omaha, Enid, San Saba, North Platte, Amarillo (twice) and Carlsbad (twice). He is best known for riding a bull named Tornado. Tornado had thrown more than 250 consecutive riders during his six-year career in rodeo competition before Freckles rode him in 1967 for the required eight seconds. Brown is a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.