When you are born in the southeastern part of this country most folks do not associate cowboy with your name unless it happens to be Charlie Lowry.
Maybe being raised on a small farm where your dad and uncle raised quarter horses and you spent your young years riding a pony bareback and then moved on to training and showing horses, they were just stepping stones that would naturally lead you to the rodeo arena.
Lowry began his rodeo career at the age of 17 competing in the calf roping and steer wrestling. In 1975 he bought his PRCA permit, filling it at his first two events. From that point on he was hooked, rodeo became his passion.
This tall slow talking Georgia cowboy began leaving his mark in rodeo arenas all over the country. In 1978 he was the Champion Calf Roper at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, the 1981 All-Around Champion at the Daddy of them All in Cheyenne winning the Steer Wrestling Championship and placing in the calf roping. Lowry qualified for the NFR in ’78 and ’79 in the calf roping and ’81 in the steer wrestling. One thing that made his NFR trips unique was that all three years he competed on the same horse in calf roping and steer wrestling and it was a horse that he had raised and trained. Lowry soon became known as one of the winningest cowboys to ever come out of the southeast where he holds 16 Southeastern Circuit Championship Titles.
Not only was Lowry a talented rodeo contestant but he was a leader outside the arena. In 1981 he became the President of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys based in Colorado Springs, CO where he was given the opportunity to share his faith in God while touring on the rodeo trail.
By 1985 Lowry and his wife had two children and he decided it was time to stay closer to home. The University of Georgia graduate decided to invest in a local rodeo company and become a Rodeo Stock Contractor. His first year in business he produced five rodeos. In 1997 Lowry’s 4L Rodeo Company had grown and he applied and became a PRCA Stock Contractor.
Over the last 25 years Lowry’s 4L Rodeo has grown and now produces twenty-five plus events a year including rodeos, bull ridings and schools. In 2007 the company expanded and took on a partner and now does business as 4L and Diamond S Rodeo. Since becoming a PRCA Stock Contractor Lowry has been privileged to take stock to the WNFR and in 2010 and 2011 have the PRCA Champion Bucking Bull of the Year and hold numerous SEC Titles for his bucking stock. Lowry has been named the WPRA Stock Contractor of the Year twice and the Lowry Family received the 2018 Lifetime Family Heritage Rodeo Award given by the WPRA.
This “Southern Gentleman” as several rodeo announcers have called him, Charlie Lowry, has made his mark in the rodeo industry. Whether you know him as a fellow contestant, a stock contractor, a man of faith or a family man, his integrity, dedication, and love for the sport of rodeo are obvious.
4L Rodeo Company is one of the most outstanding rodeo stock contracting companies in the southeastern United States.
Founded in 1985 by champion calf roper and steer wrestler, Charlie Lowry, the company has grown from five small productions in its first year to producing 25 events a year.
4L Rodeo produces and hosts PRCA, IPRA, PCA, NIRA and high school rodeos and rough stock schools throughout each year.
We are fortunate to celebrate 10 years at our NWFC Rodeo with Charlie and Wanda!
More info: 4lrodeo.com/the-lowrys