2018 North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame kicks off

Speaker at the Cowboy Hall of Fame meeting.

MINOT, N.D.- Minot hosted this year's North Dakota Cowboys Hall of Fame annual meeting.

Cowboys from all around the state gathered at the sleep inn to kick off a year full of events for 2018. They also announced the nominees for this year’s hall of fame class. There were eight categories this year, including ranching, rodeo and livestock, but some years there can be as many as eleven.

“Modern day rodeo and pre-1970 rodeo are those rodeo champions. Some of them have actually been world champions, not just North Dakota champions,” said Hall of Fame President, Jim Chamley.

The Cowboy Hall of Fame's next event comes at the end of April for their 2018 season premiere in Medora.