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Charmayne James
James in October 2009
Birth name Charmayne James
Occupation Rodeo competitor
Discipline Barrel racing
Born June 23, 1970
Boerne, Texas
Major wins/Championships 11 WPRA World Barrel Racing Championships
7 NFR Average Titles
Lifetime achievements Career earnings $1,896,568 through 2002
1984 WPRA Rookie of the Year
2017 ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Significant horses
  • Scamper
  • Cruiser
  • Grasshopper
  • Clayton

Charmayne James (born June 23, 1970) is a retired barrel racer who was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 1992 and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2017. The August 2017 induction ceremony was ProRodeo's 38th annual event, and marked the first time in the event's history that the class of inductees included barrel racers from the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). James' horse, Gils Bay Boy, nicknamed Scamper, was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1996.

By the end of 2017, James had won more World Barrel Racing Championships than any other barrel racer in the event's history. She and Scamper earned national recognition from the WPRA World Barrel Racing Championships after winning ten consecutive championship titles from 1984 to 1993. The duo also won the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Barrel Racing Average title seven times in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993, and 2002. She qualified for the NFR 19 times. James retired Scamper in 1993, and ten years later she retired from competition after winning her 11th WPRA World Barrel Racing Championship in 2002.

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