Office Now Located At Third & Grand -
Rodeo tickets go on sale on Monday.
The 101 Ranch
Rodeo office on the northwest corner of Third and Grand will open at
9:30 a.m. General admission tickets also may be purchased from
grocery stores in Ponca City.
Rodeo dates this year
are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 24, 25 and 26. Each
performance will be at 8 p.m.
For the first time
since it has been 101 Ranch Rodeo, general admission will be
They will be $1 and admit holders to
the north three sections of seats in both the east and west
grandstands. In these areas it will be strictly on a "first come,
best seat" basis.
All seats in the south five
sections, both east and west sides, will be reserved. Tickets are
$2.50. General admission tickets may be exchanged for reserved seats
with the payment of the additional charge.
requests for box seats have been received. All box seats are $3.50
Mrs. Pat Biggers, wife of Patrolman Jerry
Biggers, will be in charge of the ticket office.
Boosters may secure free bumper stickers and window decorations.
Special 101 Ranch Rodeo ties, in either red or black, will be
available at the ticket office for $1.50 each.
Beutler and Son are the stock contractors. Each year they among the
top contractors furnishing bucking stock for the National Finals
Ponca City's own Buck LeGrand, who has worked
rodeos from coast to coast, appeared in Madison Square Garden and
clowned National Finals rodeo, will be the bullfighter.
Featured entertainment will be the Judy Lynn Show, with Judy Lynn,
"America's Western Sweetheart, " and her eight piece recording
Judy, whose specialty designed and made
wardrobe is valued at more than $75,000, has starred at rodeos and
stock shows, such as the in Fort Worth, San Antonia, San Angelo,
Tex., and Montgomery, Ala.
Harrah's at Reno and Lake
Tahoe, where she has top billing, hail her as "Miss Show Business
TOTAL OF 145 COWBOYS READY AS 101 RODEO OPENS
TONIGHT - Special Acts, Entertainment Slated in Arena
Some folks go to the rodeo for the acts in the arena.
Others go for they love the sport of the cowboys, and fast,
exploding action as the contestants pit skill and daring against the
rankest of horses, the toughest of bulls and the heavy sturdy calves
Regardless of why a person goes to the
101 Ranch Rodeo tonight, Friday and Saturday, they will be
entertained by the top performers of the nation, both in specialty
acts and in contest events.
Topping the entertainment
will be the tremendous Judy Lynn show. The 20-minute limitation to
the show is expected to be the only disappointing feature.
Comedy and Music - Her show is full of gaiety, comedy and
music with an undercurrent of pathos.
Jerry Olson of
Sturgis, S.D., who will clown with Buck LeGrand, will be seen on his
flying jets, perfectly trained black horses which he rides Roman
A high point of tonight's performance will be
the crowning of the 1967 rodeo queen. eight young women are seeking
the title and have been working for weeks to boost the rodeo and to
perfect their horsemanship.
All of the former queens
of the 101 Ranch Rodeo will form an honor guard for the new queen
and will appear together in the arena.
Perform - Pre-rodeo entertainment will be a quadrille by the
Blackwell Riding Club.
The colorful and fascinating
grand entry will be at 7:30, with the big-hatted cowboys exploding
in the arena at 8 o'clock.
One hundred forty-five
cowboys had called in their entries by the time the books closed
Wednesday afternoon with more than 30 of the nation's leading
contenders on the list.
With the arena in top
condition, some fast times are expected to be turned in by the
champions in calf roping.
Seventeen ropers will be
trying for go-round money and a good spot for the average. Two head
will be given this year, with a short after-rodeo competition to
complete one go-round today.
Sewalt To Rope -
To be out tonight is Ronny Sewalt of Chico, Tex., who placed third
nationally last year with his money winnings amounting to $23,338.
this southpaw owns all the right moves and can be a blur with a tire
Barry Burk of Comanche is riding in fifth
spot as of Monday morning in calf roping and is third in the
standings for all-around cowboy champion. Barry won five junior
rodeos before turning pro in 1963. He has won $74,919 and been among
the top 15 winners each season in at least one of his events.
He finished sixth for the title last year.
ropers include Sam Womack of Bridgeport, Tex., and Sonny Worrell of
Womack has taken home $8,568 in calf
roping and holds seventh place at the present time.
Worrell prepped in college rodeo at Oklahoma State University. He
had been in the top 15 five times in the past seven years.
Poncans Competing - Two Ponca City men, well known throughout
rodeo will be out tonight in calf roping. They are Frank Braden and
Steer wrestling has drown Billy Hale to
the 101 Ranch Rodeo. Hale, of Checotah, has never finished lower
than fourth in the final standings since 1963. Also he is the only
tow-time winner of the tough NFR average with back-to-back victories
in 1963 and 1964. In the 1964 nationals series he set an arena
record of 69.2 seconds on eight steers.
the highest number of contestants is bull riding and coming here to
try his luck on the Elra Beutler and Son stock is Ed LeTourneau of
Stockton, Calif., who is seventh in the money this year. He has a
degree in veterinary medicine from the University of California.
Top Bull Riders - C.W. Adams, Ronnie Rossen and Joe Green are
names listed by the Rodeo Information Commission as among the top
cowboys in the nation. Each will be out in bull riding tonight.
These are only a few of the top rodeo athletes in the nation who
will be here and competing tonight. Each event-- bareback,
calf roping, saddle bronc, steer wrestling and bull riding -- has
drawn some of the leading contenders.
have entered the barrel race. The girls provide some of the best
entertainment in the rodeo, but rarely get the publicity and
attention given the cowboys, they say.
As one girl
said while entering Wednesday: "We work just as hard to be good as
the cowboys do."
Judges select two queens.....History repeated itself at the 101 Ranch
Rodeo when two contestants tied for first place.
They were Terri Hewgley and Deanna Johns.
Two queens also were selected in 1960 when co-winners were the
former Bessie Cales (now Mrs. Bobby Ratliff) and the former Carole
Muchmore (now Mrs, James Barnett).
For the first time Miss Congeniality was named elected by the girls
was Janie Roby
LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR FINAL PERFORMANCE OF 101 RANCH RODEO
- A large crowd of rodeo fans braved cool, damp air Saturday night to
watch veteran cowboys pit their strength against some of the
toughest rodeo stock in the nation in the finals of the 101 Ranch
Rodeo. The contestants were battling for' a share in some $7,000
Elra Beutler and Son's stock again proved its mettle by taking
champions away from the pay window, including the 1965 bull riding
champion, Bill Kornell, who failed to stay aboard until the buzzer
sounded Friday night. Komen, who is fourth in national standings
this year, left immediately for Salem, Ore., to enter another rodeo.
Judy Lynn and her band were again warmly received by the crowd for
her friendliness and the professionalism of her show. As she did in
her two previous performances, July again complimented the
community and its youth for the shorn locks and positive attitude on
religion she had encountered here.
Prior to the rodeo, trophies were presented by the 101 Memorial
Trail Riders to two clubs who joined them in parading into the
arena. A trophy was presented to the Kansas City Saddle Club for
coming the longest distance to participate in the trail ride, which
began last Sunday northeast of Newkirk. The Newkirk Range Riders
received from the 101 Riders a trophy for having the most
participating in the ride.
Leonard Lancaster of Oklahoma City took $158.10 home as top money
winner in the bareback bronc riding with a total of 146 points on
The best ride Saturday night was by Bob Thedford of Enid who scored
56, the second highest Score during the entire rodeo. Thedford
received $74.40 for that ride.
In calf roping Ponca City's Henry Heinzinger, winner of the first
go-round with a score of 14.6, took 20.2 seconds Saturday night to
tie his calf, but came out in the averages in second place with
Barry Burk of Comanche, fifth in the national ratings as of last
week, won the second go-round, tying his calf in 13.1. However, he
failed on his first calf so was not in the averages
Leo Sedeker, another Oklahoma cowboy, tied two calves " in a time of
32.3 seconds to win the average and take home top money of $205.33.
In the saddle bronc riding, Brandon McReynold of Andrews, Tex.,
strode away from the pay window with $251.17 after a Saturday night
score of 60 and a total tally of 177 on three broncs. Close behind
with 173 was Leonard Lancaster, also a winner in the bareback
Jerry Olsen of Whitewood, S. D. clown and bullfighter of 101 Ranch
Rodeo edged out Roy Duvall of Boyington in steer wrestling by
one-tenth of a second to take home top. money of $365.86. Olsen
scored 14.3 seconds on two steers.
However, Duvall, top ranking steer wrestler in the nation, was
awarded the same prize money. He held the lowest time of any
contender with a 5.4 on his first go-round.
Merle Davis, veteran dogger of Ponca City, who at one time stood in
second place, dropped out of the money with a 13.4 ride on his first
Johnnie Lee Wills (Brother of Bob Wills) After Rodeo Dance Friday
Judy Lynn America’s Western Sweetheart and her eight-piece string
band for a 20-minute act.
Jerry Olson and his Flying Jets features Olson riding Roman style on
his trained black horses – Specialty act
Stock Contractor – Elra Beutler and son
Bull Fighters – Buck LeGrand & Jerry Olson
Lex Connelly – Announcer
First time for General Admission tickets $1.50
General Admission is the North three sections will be on a first
come, best seat basis
General Admission $1.50, Reserved $2.50, & Box Seat $3.50
All seats in the south first five sections both east and west side,
will be reserved seating