GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. -- To be considered a legend, one has to make a lasting impact. Alvin Nelson did just that. The cowboy was the first saddle bronc rider from North Dakota to win the PRCA world championship, inspired other North Dakotans at the world stage and helped revolutionize rodeo by redesigning bronc riding saddles. He eventually was inducted into four different rodeo halls of fame. "He was looked up to by everyone," said Brad Gjermundson, who was born in Richardton and is a retired four-time saddle bronc world champion.