SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The late Earl W. Bascom, former rodeo champion and Victorville California Stake patriarch, was inducted into the California Rodeo Hall of Fame at ceremonies during the California State Fair in Sacramento on Aug. 30. Brother Bascom is known in rodeo history for designing and making rodeo's hornless bronc saddle and the one-hand bareback rigging, both of which are standard equipment in rodeo today. Brother Bascom died in 1995 at the age of 89.