Professional rodeo rider who won Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Championships five times: 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, and 1959.
He loved bull riding as a child, and won his first competition at the age of 14.
He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
He was married to Sharon Shoulders from 1947 until his death in 2007; the couple had one son together, Marvin Paul Shoulders.
He was often referred to as the Babe Ruth of rodeo.