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101 Wild West Rodeo History - 2003

 
 

RODEO DATES: August 13th, 14th, 15th, & 16th

   
ANNOUNCER: Lynn Phillips GRAND MARSHAL: Stacie Schneeberger - Miss Oklahoma Rodeo-2003
RODEO QUEEN: Lacey Stubblefield SPECIALTY ACT: One Armed Bandit & Co. - Amanda Jane Payne

Ponca City Seeks 101 Wild West Rodeo Parade Participants For Aug. 16

The Rodeo Parade Committee Chairman Shannon Chambers is looking for participants for this year’s parade. If you are interested in being a participant in the parade or you would like more information contact Shannon Chambers at (580) 765-9782 if no answer please leave a message.

 

Those interested may also visit the website at http://www.101ranchrodeo.com.

Wild West Rodeo Scheduled Next Month

The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be making its sixth four-night run in Ponca City, after many years of three-night performances during the 101 Ranch Rodeo.

 

Dates for the 101 Wild West Rodeo this year will be August 13-16, with performances at 8 p.m. nightly. There is a good chance that an added performance will be held on Tuesday, prior to the specified dates, called "slack" whereby extra entrants will also be vying for team roping, steer roping, calf roping and bulldogging titles.

 

The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be held at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Arena, located on West Prospect Avenue at North Ash Street. Beautification efforts of the arena parking lot have changed entrance roads to the parking lot areas, to Ash Street and to West Prospect Avenue. A Ponca City Energy substation has taken up the space that had been used as an entryway, at the corner of Ash Street and Prospect Avenue.

 

In addition to that, more new lights have been added to enhance the arena.

 

The 2003 Rodeo will mark the 44th running of the rodeo honoring what historians have described as the birthplace of rodeo — the once mighty 101 Ranch.

 

The fabulous 101 Ranch, with a 50-year history both rich and tragic, influenced Oklahoma and agriculture like no other ranching operation in the world.

 

The 101 Ranch, established by Col. George W. Miller in 1879 on the banks of the Salt Fork River southwest of what is now Ponca City, began with thou-sands of acres of land which Miller both leased and purchased from his friends — the Ponca, Tonkawa and Osage tribes.

 

The Colonel, who died in 1903 at the age of 61, and the ranch, which was already successful came into the capable hands of his sons, George, Joe and Zack.

 

It was 1905 when the Millers offered to perform what they called a "round-up" or "buffalo chase" as an entertainment for a National Editorial Association convention.

 

Visitors were said to come to the ranch in 30 regular and special trains, and the crowd estimated at nearly 60,000 was thrilled to the exhibition of cowboys recreating real life ranch work from bronc riding and roping to Tom Mix's debut as a roper and rider.

 

After years of success as the "101 Ranch Real Wild West and Great Far East Show" things at the ranch began to crumble in the late 1920s, due to the deaths of Joe in 1927 and George in 1929.

 

But the rodeo returned to the Ponca City scene, when the Ponca City Cherokee Strip Rodeo Committee came up with the idea of having a rodeo during the Cherokee Strip Celebration in September 1960.

 

By 1962 the financial success of the Cherokee Strip Rodeo proved that people wanted the return of a show similar to the 101 Ranch Wild West Show.

 

The present bleachers and chutes were constructed in 1962, however additional improvement in chute heaven and the press box have made the rodeo arena a top notch attraction.

 

The 2003 rodeo will attempt to bring "Rodeo of the Year" prize from the three-state Prairie Circuit, which includes all Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeos in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

 

There are several events during the rodeo for youngsters, that have included calf scramble, boot race, and other activities.

 

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, headed by Larry Goodno, in his second year as president, contracts with a number of interesting one-act exhibitions for the four-night stand. Other foundation officers include Barrel Dye as vice president; Darleanna Warnecke as  secretary and Robin Carpenter as treasurer.

 

Josh Rivinius and Dusty Essick will come as bull fighters and Bert Davis is scheduled to be the barrelman. Dr. Lynn Phillips, popular announcer from Enid, will return. The One Armed Bandit, John Payne, of Shidler, will also return after a year or two away from the 101 Wild West Rodeo.

 

Rafter H Rodeo Company of Dell Hall, Tahlequah, will again produce the rodeo, as it has the past few years.

 

Many local event sponsors are recognized by special "Chute Heaven" box seats just above the arena bucking chutes where selected friends and neighbors get a chance to really view what's going on right out front and behind the scenes. Other special locations are along the west and east arena fence lines, where viewing booths give rodeo-goers an opportunity to see action up real close.

 

Many special events happen during "rodeo week." They include an exciting parade in downtown Ponca City along Grand Avenue at 10 a.m., the excitement of 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen contestant activities, with the official naming of the queen during the final performance on Saturday night, and special nights for barbecue and dances. Vendors also make the rodeo arena grounds a small mall, which include Western wear booths, and special food and drink attractions.

Queen Contestants Sought For 101 Wild West Rodeo

The annual 101 Wild West Rodeo is scheduled for Aug. 13-16 this year and again will be sponsoring a queen contest, with an entry deadline of July 25.

All contestants must be a female resident between the ages of 13-23. They must be single, never been married, and have no children.

Contestants will be required to provide a photo along with a biography sheet at the time of entering the contest. Judging will be based on 40 percent horsemanship, 30 percent public speaking, 15 percent appearance, and 15 percent personality. To qualify, contests must sell $400 in rodeo tickets or pay a $200 entry fee.

Prizes include a Circle G barrel racing saddle and matching breast collar, Red Bluff solid sterling silver belt buckle, $300 in ConocoPhillips gas cards.

Other prizes will be awarded to the first runner-up, horsemanship, speech, ticket sales, and Miss Congeniality.

For further information call Linda Mauk at (580) 762-0406. If no answer, please leave a message, or visit the website at www.101ranchrodeo.com for additional information and application.

Special Performers Ready For 101 Wild West Rodeo

Dates   Dates for the 101 Wild West Rodeo this year have been slated for Aug. 13-16, with performances at 8 p.m. nightly at the 101 Rodeo Arena located at North Ash Street and West Prospect Avenue in Ponca City.

 

The 2003 Rodeo will mark the 44th running of the rodeo honor-ing what historians have described as the birthplace of rodeo — the once mighty 101 Ranch.

 

For 2003, Ponca City welcomes Dusty Essick and Josh Rivinius as bullfighters and Bert Davis serving as barrel man. Bringing the specialty act for the rodeo is The One-Armed Bandit & Co. of Shidier. Dell Hall's Rafter H Rodeo Company of Tahlequah will again produce the rodeo as it has the past few years.

 

There are several events during the rodeo for youngsters as well, including calf scramble, boot race, and other activities.

 

"Rodeo Week" in Ponca City is celebrated with an exciting parade downtown along Grand Avenue on Saturday morning and the 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen Contestant activities. Official crowning of the queen is during the final performance on Saturday night.

 

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation headed by Larry Goodno contracts with a number of interesting one act exhibitions for the four-night stand. Other foundation officers include Darrel Dye as vice president; Darleanna Warnecke as secretary and Ray Lynne Brown as treasurer.

 

Anyone interested in contacting the Rodeo Foundation for advanced tickets and other information may do so by calling 580 765-2980 or by visiting the 101 Website at: www.101ranchrodeo.com.

101 Wild West Rodeo Coming Soon

Ponca City is gearing up for The 44th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo. Starting with two rounds of steer roping and rodeo slack on Tuesday Aug. 12, regular rodeo performances will run Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 13-16 at 8 p.m. nightly. The 101 Rodeo Arena is located at the intersection of Ash and Prospect.

 

The official rodeo dance will be held Friday and Saturday nights following the performances at the Rockin' Horse Country Dance Club, north of Ponca City.

 

New to the rodeo this year and sure to be a crowd pleaser is the 101 Women's Drill and Grand Entry Team. Organized by Janie Campbell, this array of talented and spirited women is kicking off the grand entry each night. They will be displaying talented horsemanship in flag bearing and synchronized routines.

 

Dr. Lynn Phillips will return to announce the rodeo. Dr. Phillips has become a regular at the 101, providing exciting and entertaining commentary. A lighted score-board, also new for 2003 will give fans the latest in scorekeeping technology, helping to make this year an even more spectacular rodeo for first time spectators and veteran fans alike.

 

This year's rodeo, again produced by Dell Hall's Rafter H Rodeo Company of Tahlequah, promises to be greater than ever with an excellent lineup of contestants, specialty acts, bull fighters, and stock. Rafter H has become quite popular with the rodeo associations and cowboys, providing stock for a four-night plus slack rodeo. Hall a former contestant in both riding and timed events has spent 36 years in the stock contracting business; the last 23 as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

 

Serving as Barrel man this year is The Coppertown Clown, Bert Davis. Bullfighters are Dusty Essick, 2001 World Championship Bullfight Finals Champion and Josh Rivinius, 2001 Wild West Rodeo Champion Bullfighter.

 

Davis brings 28 years as a rodeo performer with experience including bullfighter, clown, barrel man and specialty act. He has an interactive style that holds something for everyone.

 

Essick has a successful career all over the nation — including PRCA major rodeos, professional bull riding events and freestyle bullfighting competitions. His unique skills and professional reputation make him one of the most sought after bullfighters on the rodeo circuit today.

 

Like Essick, Josh Rivinius has one priority...cowboy protection. Rivinius has competed in rodeo his whole life starting out in bare-back riding, steer wrestling, and roping events and finally furthering his career to become a PRCA  Bullfighter. He is recognized for his bullfighting ability; he has established himself as a premier bullfighter and a new young gun in the industry.

 

Bringing the specialty act for the 101 Wild West rodeo this year is The One Armed Bandit & Co, of Shidler. Amanda Payne, winning I.P.R.A contract act of the year in 2000, and 2001 P.R.C.A specialty act of the year nominee, keeps rodeo fans on the edge of their seats. Her cur head dogs, mustangs, and longhorns have been joined by wild buffalo for an added adventure in the rodeo circuit.

 

The official crowning of the 101 Rodeo Queen is immediately following the Grand Entry at the Saturday night performance. Vying for the title this year are Jessica Anderson of Sperry, April Boness of Skiatook, Kaycee Brandon of Newkirk, Ann Smith and Laura Sentel both of Ponca City, and Lacey Stubblefield of Enid.

 

Rodeo royalty participating in this year's coronation will be Miss Oklahoma Rodeo, Stacie Schneeberger of Ponca City, Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen, Michelle Thorn of Woodward, and Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess, Kelsey Acree of Claremore. Reigning queen, Krystal Burrows of Claremore, will hand over her authentic hand beaded 101 Wild West Rodeo crown. Audiences will have ample opportunities to meet and greet queens at each nightly performance.

 

"Rodeo Week" in Ponca City is celebrated with several exciting activities in the Ponca City areas including a parade downtown along Grand Avenue on Saturday morning. Grand Marshal this year is Ponca City's own Stacie Schneeberger, 2003 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo and 2001 Miss 101 Rodeo Queen. The parade which starts at 10 a.m. is immediately followed by the annual Kids Rodeo held in front of the Ponca City Library located at the east end of Grand Avenue. The Kids Rodeo has become an exciting tradition of the parade offering kids the opportunity to meet queens, visit rodeo clowns, and get up close to rodeo affiliated livestock. Horse rides, goat tail tying, and stick horse barrel races are just a sample of the fun activities slated for the kiddies.

 

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, it's 16 board members, and numerous supporters, invites everyone to attend this year's rodeo. "Family nights" are Wednesday and Thursday with adults just $8, $6 advanced, and kids free. Friday and Saturday performances are $9, $7 advanced, kids only $3. Advanced tickets can be found at any grocery store in Ponca City, Home National Bank, Pioneer Bank & Trust, Cherokee Strip Credit Union, and Corral West.

 

Anyone wishing to get more information is welcome to call the Rodeo Foundation office at (580) 765-2980 and urged to visit our website at:  www.101ranchrodeo.com.

Public Invited To Queen Activities

Rodeo queens will be arriving in Ponca City Wednesday, Aug. 13. Several queens' activities are scheduled and the public is invited to attend.

 

Thursday, Aug. 14, Stacie Schneeberger, Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2003 will be holding a cookout at the Moose Lodge from 5-7 p.m. Adults will be $5 each and kids $3. Funds raised will help with her traveling expenses to Las Vegas to compete for Miss Rodeo America.

 

A luncheon will be held at the Ponca City Country Club on Fri-day, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Guests will be given the opportunity to see queen contestants model outfits and hear their speeches, both requirements for Miss 101 rodeo queen. Lunch will consist of a deli buffet at $7.25 per person.

 

Horsemanship competition will be held Friday also at the Busy Bee Arena at 5 p.m. Guests will witness the queens perform a pattern on horseback, a question and answer session with judges, and a queen's run.

 

Saturday, Aug. 16, the queens will be at the Kids rodeo in front of the Ponca City Library immediately after riding in the parade which starts at 10 a.m. They will  be helping out with booths and visiting with the kids.

 

Autograph sessions will be held at Davis Moore and Corral West Saturday afternoon and at each nightly performance of the Rodeo.

 

Queen coronation will be held after the grand entry at Saturday's rodeo performance.

101 Wild West Rodeo Will Include Amateur Team Roping Event Again

The Amateur Team Roping event to be held at the 101 Wild West Rodeo is a feature that began a few years ago and is now sponsored by Kaw Nation Casino Trophy Saddles. New saddles will be awarded to the winning team on two head.


Trophy breast collars, also donated by Kaw Nation Casino, will be awarded to the second place team on two head.

 

Eight teams will participate each of the four nights of the Rodeo, Aug. 13-16, with the first callers getting their night of choice. The remaining teams will participate in slack after Wednesday night's performance.

 

The top eight teams of the first three nights will be competing Saturday night in the finals.

 

Eligibility includes that teams entering live within a 60-mile radius of Ponca City, and be 21 years of age, or older. No PRCA Card or Permit is necessary, however attire must include Western attire, including boots, long sleeve shirt and hat (no ball caps).

 

In the event of a tie for the saddles, a rope-off on one head and fastest time will determine the winner following Saturday night's performance.

 

Contestants may phone their entries Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7-9 p.m. to 580-765-2980. All entry fees, proof of age and residence, will be due Monday, Aug. 11, no later than 5 p.m. at the Rodeo Office, Ponca City Chamber of Commerce, 420 East Grand Avenue, Ponca City.

 

They Will Open The 101 Wild West Rodeo Each Night

THE GRAND ENTRY TEAM will be making an appearance each night at the 101 Wild West Rodeo. Organized by Janie Campbell, this array of talented and spirited women will be kicking off the grand entry by displaying talented horsemanship in flag bearing and synchronized routines. The 101 Women's Drill & Grand Entry Team from left to right include Anna Colbath, Gary Colclasure, Sue Oidfield, Rhonda Bennett, Amy Oldfield, Team Captai Janie Campbell, Christy Ceniti, Susie Powell, Karen Ingels, Missy Anson, Tara Wilde, and Leslie Locke. Also included, but not pictured, MaryTapp.

One Armed Bandit Specialty Act Back To 101 Wild West Rodeo

Miss Amanda Jane Payne…..A.K.A. the pretty one... But don’t let your guard down around her... as she can be just as captivating as the men in her gang. She was born May 02, 1978 on an Indian Reservation in Pawnee, Oklahoma. She quickly picked up on the cowboy lifestyle. She started riding horses at a very early age picking up on the tricks and trades of the bandit lifestyle she broke out in 1997 when she was 18 years old traveling back and forth the united states. She has proven that a girl can catch a fish and skin a deer too… She has won I.P.R.A. Contract Act of the Year in 2000 and was nominated for P.R.C.A. Specialty Act of the Year in 2001. She has also had the honor of carrying the Sponsorship Flags in the N.F.R. for the past nine years. But don’t let her smile fool you, she is the only woman to have ever attempted to follow the Bandit’s footsteps and might just be the only one to put the Bandit in his place. She can handle two bull whips quite well and her cur head dogs are always watching you…If you’re lucky you might just get a glimpse of her… She too is on the most wanted list.

 

One Armed Bandit Story
Born to a rancher in 1953, this Oklahoma cowboy has spent his entire life on the back of the horse, with dogs along side. The breed Florida cur head dogs. Which he raises and trains himself can trail and bayed, the meanest bovine in the woods or plains!! Cattle gathering expeditions have taken John as far south as Southern Florida, where alligators lay and wait for hot, thirsty dogs to come to the waters edge, to Georgia, where large timber companies like Weyerhaeuser harbor maverick cattle in brush and vines so thick that it is almost impossible to walk in, much less ride a horse.

 

Then to New Mexico, the west coast of California and the vast plains of the Kansas Flint hills, where fattened cattle are gathered for market, sometimes weighing in excess of 1,100 pounds and proving to be a real pain to handle, And, of course, his native state of Oklahoma, where he has been in partnership with his dad four brothers for the past 45 years.

Discovered on a ranch in Oklahoma by Walter Alsbaugh, John was hired to pen some bucking bulls that Walter had bought. The bulls didn’t seem to know any boundaries, nor would they respect a cowboy on a horse. But after a short while, they learned to respect John’s Cur head dogs. They were penned and Walter was very much impressed with John’s talent. This led to John’s appearance in the rodeo arena.

John took the place of an electrician for one day, thinking the electricity was off. John sub stained 7,200 volts for 10 seconds. The electricity exited his abdomen, leaving intestines showing. While the voltage was destroying his leg muscle, it burnt through his fingers, allowing John to fall to his death. But John received CPR, licked his wounds for two months and went back to ranching, through this shocking experience; John became The One Arm Bandit.

The One Arm Bandit and Company has now taken their legendary act through out the United States and Canada. This act has been seen at some of the top horse shows and rodeos. Prince Phillips has expressed great appreciation of the horsemanship displayed and has invited John to Great Britain.

 

This entertainment has been awarded PRCA Specialty Act of the Year in 1989-90-91-92-93-94-95 and 1996. Since this, the family tradition has been carried on by John’s son Lynn and daughter Amanda.

Four-Night Run For 101 Wild West Rodeo

The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be making its seventh four-night run in Ponca City, after many years of three-night performances during the 101 Ranch Rodeo.
Dates for the 101 Wild West Rodeo this year will be Aug. 13-16, with performances at 8 p.m. nightly.

 

The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be held at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Arena, located on West Prospect avenue at North Ash Street. Beautification efforts of the arena parking lot have changed entrance roads to the parking lot areas, to Ash Street and to West Prospect Avenue. The new substation has taken up the space that had been used as an entry-way, at the corner of Ash Street and Prospect Avenue.

 

The 2003 Rodeo will mark the 44th running of the rodeo honoring what historians have described as the birthplace of rodeo — the once mighty 101 Ranch.

 

Proud Beginning
The fabulous 101 Ranch, 'with a 50-year history both rich and tragic, influenced Oklahoma and agriculture like no other ranching operation in the world.

 

The 101 Ranch, established by Col. George W. Miller in 1879 on the banks of the Salt Fork River southwest of what is now Ponca City, began with thousands of acres of land which Miller both leased and purchased from his friends - the Ponca, Tonkawa and Osage tribes.

 

The Colonel, who died in 1903 at the age of 61, and the ranch, which was already successful came into the capable hands of his sons, George, Joe and Zack.

 

What a 'Round-Up!'
It was 1905 when the Millers offered to perform what they called a "round-up" or "buffalo chase" as an entertainment for a National Editorial Association convention. Visitors were said to come to the ranch in 30 regular and special trains, and the crowd estimated at nearly 60,000 was thrilled to the exhibition of cowboys recreating real life ranch work from bronc riding and roping to Tom Mix's debut as a roper and rider.

After years of success as the "101 Ranch Real Wild West and Great Far East Show" things at the ranch began to crumble in the late 1920s, due to the deaths of Joe in 1927 and George in 1929.

 

But the rodeo returned to the Ponca City scene, when the Ponca City Cherokee Strip Rodeo Committee came up with the idea of having a rodeo during the Cherokee Strip Celebration in September 1960. By 1962 the financial success of the Cherokee Strip Rodeo proved that people wanted the return of a show similar to the 101 Ranch Wild West Show. The present bleachers and chutes were constructed in 1962, however additional improvement in chute heaven and the press box have made the rodeo arena a top notch attraction.

 

Seeking Another Title
The 2003 rodeo will attempt to bring "Rodeo of the Year" prize from the three-state Prairie Circuit, which includes all Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeos in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

 

There are several events during the rodeo for youngsters, which have included calf scramble, boot race, and other activities. The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, headed by Larry Goodno, in his second year as president, contracts with a number of interesting one act exhibitions for the four-night stand. Other foundation officers include Darrel Dye as vice president; Darleanna Wamecke as secretary and Robin Carpenter as treasurer.

 

Starting with two rounds of steer roping and rodeo slack on Tuesday regular  rodeo, performances will run Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 13-16 at 8 p.m. nightly. The 101 Rodeo Arena is located at the intersection of Ash and Prospect.


The official rodeo dance will be held Friday and Saturday nights following the performances at the Rockin' Horse Country Dance Club, north of Ponca City.

 

They'll Lead the Grand Entry
New to the rodeo this year and sure to be a crowd pleaser is the 101 Women's Drill and Grand Entry Team. Organized by Janie Campbell, this array of talented and spirited women is kicking off the grand entry each night. They will be displaying talented horsemanship in flag bearing and synchronized routines.

 

Dr. Lynn Phillips will return to announce the rodeo. Dr. Phillips has become a regular at the 101, providing exciting and entertaining commentary. A lighted score board, also new for 2003 will give fans the latest in scorekeeping technology, helping to make this year an even more spectacular rodeo for first time spectators and veteran fans alike.

 

This year's rodeo, again produced by Dell Hall's Rafter H Rodeo Company of Tahlequah, promises to be greater than ever with an excellent lineup of contestants, specialty acts, bull fighters, and stock.

 

Special Plus for Rafter H
Rafter H has become quite popular with the rodeo associations and cowboys, providing stock for a four-night plus slack rodeo. Hall a former contestant in both riding and timed events has spent 36 years in the stock contracting business; the last 23 as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

 

Serving as Barrelman this year is The Copper-town Clown, Bert Davis . Bullfighters are Dusty Essicks, 2001 World Championship Bullfight Finals Champion and Josh Rivinius, 2001 Wild West Rodeo Champion Bullfighter.

 

Davis brings 28 years as a rodeo performer with experience including bullfighter, clown, barrelman and specialty act. He has an interactive style that holds something for everyone.

 

Essick has a successful career all over the nation — including PRCA major rodeos, professional bull riding events and freestyle bullfighting competitions. His unique skills and professional reputation make him one of the most sought-after bullfighters on the rodeo circuit today.

 

Like Essick, Josh Rivinius has one priority ... cowboy protection. Rivinius has competed in rodeo his whole life starting out in bareback riding, steer wrestling, and roping events and finally furthering his career to become a PRCA Bullfighter. He is recognized for his bullfighting ability; he has established himself as a premier bullfighter and a new young gun in the industry.

 

Bringing the specialty act for the 101 Wild West Rodeo this year is The One Armed Bandit & Co, of Shidler. Amanda Payne, winning I.P.R.A. contract act of the year in 2000, and 2001 P.R.C.A. specialty act of the year nominee, keeps rodeo fans on the edge of their seats. Her cur head dogs, mustangs, and longhorns have been joined by wild buffalo for an added adventure in the rodeo circuit.

 

Queen Candidates
The official crowning of the 101 Rodeo Queen is immediately following the Grand Entry at the Saturday night performance. Vying for the title this year are Jessica Anderson of Sperry, April Boness of Skiatook, Kaycee Brandon of Newkirk, Ann Smith and Laura Sentel both of Ponca City, and Lacey Stubblefield of Enid.

 

Rodeo royalty participating in this year's coronation will be Miss Oklahoma Rodeo, Stacie Schneeberger of Ponca City, Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen, Michelle Thorn of Woodward, and Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess, Kelsey Acree of Claremore. Reigning queen, Krystal Burrows of Claremore, will hand over her authentic hand beaded 101 Wild West Rodeo crown. Audiences will have ample opportunities to meet and greet queens at each nightly performance.

 

"Rodeo Week" in Ponca City is celebrated with several exciting activities in the Ponca City areas including a parade downtown along Grand Avenue on Saturday morning. Grand Marshal this year is Ponca City's own Stacie Schneeberger, 2003 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo and 2001 Miss 101 Rodeo Queen.

 

The parade which starts at 10 a.m. is immediately followed by the annual Kids Rodeo held in front of the Ponca City Library located at the east end of Grand Avenue.

 

The Kids Rodeo has become an exciting tradition of the parade offering kids this opportunity to meet queens, visit rodeo clowns and get up close to rodeo affiliated livestock. Horse rides, goat tail tying, and stick horse barrel races are just a sample of the fun activities stated for the kids.

 

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, its 16 board members, and numerous supporters, invites everyone to attend this year's rodeo. "Family nights" are Wednesday and Thursday with adults just $8, $6 advanced, and kids free.

 

Friday and Saturday performances are $9, $7 advanced, kids only $3. Advanced tickets can be found at any grocery store in Ponca City, Home National Bank, Pioneer Bank & Trust, Cherokee Strip Credit Union, and Corral West.
 

Ponca City Rodeo Foundation
Board Of Directors

Larry Goodno...........................................................Chairman

Darrel Dye........................................................Vice Chairman

Darleanna Warnecke..................................................Secretary

Raye Lynne Brown.....................................................Treasurer

Brad Beaty/Rick Waddell...........................................Sponsorship

Sandy Dickey/Hank Hainsinger......................................Promotions

Linda Mauk/Robin Carpenter.............................................Events

Stan Shied/Shannon Chambers......................................Concessions

Rick Barnthouse/Scott Burries.........................................Grounds

Gary Parli/Dr Tim Blanton...................................Contract Personal

Parade Saturday

The 101 Wild West Ranch Rodeo Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, running from well west of the railroad tracks through the Ponca City downtown area along Grand Avenue.

The Grand Marshal for this year's parade is Stacie Schneeberger. Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2003.

The Rodeo Parade Committee Chairman Shannon Chambers is looking for participants for this year's parade. If you are interested in being a participant in the parade or you would like more information contact Shannon Chambers at (580) 765-9782 if no answer please leave a message.

The fourth annual Kid's rodeo will be held immediately following the main parade, at the Ponca City Library area.

Meet This Year's Barrelman Bert Davis aka 'The Coppertown Clown'

Take a group of trained animals, a wacky sense of humor and a clown barrel... stir in a large rodeo crowd ... and what do you get?? Definitely the perfect ingredients for a zany performance by Bert Davis, better known as the Coppertown Clown.
 

Davis has 28 years as a rodeo performer. Rodeo bullfighter at age 16, working with senior clowns/bullfighters in their acts, then performing as a clown and bullfighter alone Davis has culminated as an award winning Comedy Barrel Clown and Specialty Act working rodeos, bull ridings, and special events in 30 states and three provinces in Canada with animal and comedy acts.

 

His personal experience includes: Bullfighter, Clown, Barrel man, and Specialty Act, Rodeo Stock/Productions/Arena Truck Driver, Rodeo Finals Director, Year End Awards Director, Bull riding Event Producer, Bull riding Judge, and Rodeo labor List, and senior PBR productions crew member.

 

Davis has been a member of various rodeo associations including Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Associations, Canadian Pro Rodeo Association, British Columbia Rodeo Association, International Professional Rodeo Association, Northwest Professional Rodeo Association, California High School Rodeo Association, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, Professional Bull Riders Association, Hispanic Rodeos, Wild West Shows, Senior Pro Tours, Bull ridings, Junior Rodeos, and Special Events.

Achievements include Youngest PRCA Rodeo Clown in the Nation at age 16, 1974; IPRA Western Region Finals-Clown-Barrel man - 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998; CCPRA Finals-Clown-Barrel man - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998; NPRA Finals-Clown-Barrel man - 1993, 1999; CCPRA Clown of the Year - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997; IPRA Western Region Clown of the Year - 1992, 1993, 1994; IPRA Western Region-Contract Act of the Year - 1993, 1994; Junior Grand Nationals-Clown-Barrel man - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997; PBR Bud Light Cup-Series-Barrel man - 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002; Trans America Investment Company Photo Shoot - 1997; IFR28 Contract Acts Showcase-Comedy Champion, 3rd in Dress and Barrel man - 1998; PRCA Gold Card Member-Age 40 - 1998; PRCA Sierra Circuit Finals-Barrel man and Specialty Act - 1998; Bull riders Mania Hall of Fame-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 1999; PRCA Prairie Circuit Finals-Barrel man and Specialty Act - 1999; PRCA National Finals Rodeo-Opening Ceremonies Specialty Act Performer - 2000; PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals-Barrel man and Specialty Act - 2001; IPRA Northeast Region Finals-Clown-Barrel man and Specialty Act - 2001; National Geographic's "Dogs with Jobs" documentary and 2002 Mountain States Circuit Finals Clown & Specialty Act - 2002.

Not much can throw a funnyman who has faced rampageous bulls on a daily basis for the past 28 years. What keeps this extremely courageous and hilariously talented performer going those millions of miles comes from the heart. Garth Brooks sings "it's the roar of the Sunday crowd" on Rodeo. But for Bert Davis, it is the roar of any crowd.

Enjoy Bert's interactive style and his ability to touch every member of the crowd from juniors to seniors and from first time spectators to veteran fans. The Coppertown Clown's acts hold something from everyone. So, relish and witness one of the nation's most talented, experienced funnymen in the business. You'll be glad you did!!!

Bullfighters Can Kick Up A Little Dust

Dusty Essick -- If you are looking for exciting bullfighting and crowd-pleasing performances, look no further than Dusty Essick. Dusty has been fighting bulls professionally since 1994. He has been blessed with a successful career right from the start, working events all over the nation -- including PRCA major rodeos, professional bull riding events and freestyle bullfighting competitions. His unique skills and professional reputation make him one of the most sought-after bullfighters on the rodeo circuit today.

 

In the arena, Dusty's top priority is protecting cowboys in the bullriding competition. Dusty has earned the confidence and trust of all the top bullriders across the country. They know that he will do whatever it takes to keep them safe.


Dusty also has a deep passion for freestyle bullfighting and remains active in bullfighting competitions. He knows there's nothing better for maintaining his skills than dueling one-on-one with these four-legged aggressive athletes.


Dusty's rodeo accomplishments include: 2001 - World Championship Bullfight Finals Champion; 2001 - Copenhagen Cup Summer Tour Finals Bullfighter - Dallas, Texas; 2001 - Salinas, Calif., Bullfighting Champion; Seventh Overall In The 2000 Wrangler Bullfight World Standings; 1996 - Summer Olympics Exhibition Bullfighter - Atlanta, Ga.; and 1996 - NFR Bull Sale Bullfighting Champion.


Then there's another gifted bullfighter in Josh Rivinius, who has a passion for the sport of rodeo. He provides one major function, and that is cowboy protection. It is his job to keep the Bullrider out of harms way in the rodeo arena and put his life on the line for a fallen cowboy.

Josh was born and raised in a rodeo family as well as being a cowboy, he has competed in rodeo his whole life starting with little britches rodeos on to high school rodeo, amateur ranks, and then furthered his career to become a PRCA Bullfighter. Josh has competed in bareback riding, steer wrestling, and roping events, and 1997 he started bullfighting and has become his biggest achievement. Josh has earned respect of the bullriders and peers and has a ring of honors to follow.

Rivinius is very familiar with the rodeo industry and has a dedication to the sport and cowboy way of life. Josh has established himself as a premier Professional Bullfighter and a new young gun in the industry. He is recognized for his bullfighting ability and cowboy protection in the rodeo arena and professionalism and hard work where ever he may go. 2003 will be his 7th year of fighting bulls and is looking forward to a successful 2003 season and future.

Rodeo accomplishments by Rivinius include: North Dakota Rodeo Association (NDRA) Bullfighter of the year, 1998-1999- 2000-2001-2002; NDRA Finals Bullfighter 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002; North Dakota High School Finals Bullfighter 1998,1999, 2000, 2001; Badlands Professional Bull riders Finals Bullfighter 2001, 2002; Montana High School Finals Bullfighter 2001, 2002; Great Plains Indian Finals Bullfighter 1999, 2000; Beauty and the Beast Finals Bullfighter 1999, 2000; We Be Bull Riding Finals Bullfighter 1999, 2000; 2002 - Buck Fest Champion Bullfighter (Free style Bullfight); 2001 - North Dakota Rough Rider Association Bullfighter of the year; 2001 - North Dakota (RRA) Finals Bullfighter; 2001 - Wild West Rodeo Champion Bullfighter (Free style Bullfight); and 2001 - Bull Blast Champion Bullfighter (Free style Bullfight).

Grand Marshal Stacie Schneeberger

Stacie Schneeberger, Miss Oklahoma Rodeo - 2003, has been named as Grand Marshal for the 2003 101 Wild West Rodeo Parade scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16.

 

Grand Marshal for this year's 101 Wild West Rodeo parade will be one of Ponca City's own star on the rodeo circuit -- Stacie Schneeberger, Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2003.

 

Stacie Schneeberger is one example that dreams do come true. "I am so blessed that I have got to experience things most people only dream of. I am really excited about returning to my hometown of Ponca City as Miss Oklahoma Rodeo and it is such an honor to be chosen as the grand marshal of the 101 Wild West Rodeo parade." In October 2002 a dream of becoming Miss Oklahoma Rodeo became a reality.

 

After several months of studying and preparation, she won the prestigious title of Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2003. "I was speechless when I won. I had worked so hard and really wanted to win, but it was one of those things that you don't think will ever happen to you. It just goes to show that anything is possible," said Stacie.

Her year's reign began with a trip to Las Vegas in December to watch the 2003 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. Stacie said, "It was all so overwhelming, I couldn't believe that in one year I would be competing, just like the girls that I was watching. I think that is when it really hit me what an important job I was taking on."

The first event that Schneeberger attended as Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2003 was Mike Johnson's World's Richest Calf Roping. There she carried the American flag for the first time. "It was so incredible; I walked my horse into the arena carrying the flag and watched as everyone stood up. I was awestruck. A feeling of pride and patriotism for my country welled up in my chest and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world," she said.

So far, Stacie has attended nearly every PRCA rodeo throughout the state of Oklahoma, and has had the opportunity to travel to nine different states as Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2003. She has traveled to San Antonio, Texas, Reno, Nev., Greely, Colo., Cody, Wyo., North Platte, Neb. and Dodge City, Kan.

She began riding horses at a young age and was a member of the Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association and the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association, competing in the goat tying and break away roping events. She entered her first queen contest (101 Wild West Rodeo) at the age of 17, and it was then she realized there was a lot more to being a rodeo queen than she had thought. "I gained a whole new respect for what rodeo queens do. I learned a lot and made it my goal to come back to the 101 and win," said Schneeberger.

In June of 2000, she entered the Newkirk Range Riders Queen Contest and earned her first queen title. The following year, Stacie won the queen title at the Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo and returned to the 101 Wild West Rodeo to compete for the title there, saying it was one of her "proudest moments" as she was crowned queen of her hometown rodeo.

Stacie then competed for the title of Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2002. She came home as the first runner-up and Miss Congeniality title winner. Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo in May of 2002 was her next queen contest title, and she began traveling to different PRCA rodeos throughout the state, riding her horse daily, studying endless hours and building up her confidence in herself. "Confidence is the key. If you go into something like this feeling like you have done all you can do to prepare, then you will feel good about yourself and it shows." Her work paid off as she added the Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2003 title to her previous honors.

Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo 2002

Krystal Burrows of Claremore, Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo 2002, is the daughter of Ron and Kathy Burrows and attends Oklahoma State University with the plans of majoring in Animal Science.

She has enjoyed her opportunity to represent the 101 Wild West Rodeo as the 2002 Rodeo Queen and feels that Ponca City is a great town and has great hospitality. Krystal said that she has met some really great people that she will be friends with for life!

Other Accomplishments Are: Claremore High School Graduate 2003; Rogers State College Summer 2003; and Oklahoma State University Fall 2003.

Honors: OSU Honor Recipient 2002; High School Honor Roll; High School Honor Scholar; and NE District History Day 2nd place winner/competed at state competition.

Rodeo/Horse Activities: 2003 Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo Teen; 2002 101 Wild West Ponca City Rodeo Queen; 2002 Okemah Round Up Club Rodeo Queen; 2003 FFA Star Farmer Award; 2003 State FFA Degree; 2000 Tulsa State Fair Round up Club Queen; 2002 Vice President Rogers County 4-H Horse Club; 2000 FFA Equine Science Award; 2001 FFA Equine Science Award; and 1998 Jr. Rodeo Queen Grubstakes Rodeo.

Hobbies/Interests: Riding, Horse Showing, Showmanship, English, Western. Also, showing hogs, showing sheep; Rodeo Queen pageants; and working on my 1959 Fleetside Chevy Truck.

Other Activities: Claremore High School FFA Treasurer 2002; Claremore High School FFA member 1999-2002; 2002 FFA projects equine, swine, sheep; 2002 FFA Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Winner; 2002 FFA Environmental & Natural Resource Team State Winner; 2000, 2001, 2002 FFA Econ Science Team member; 2002 Medical Explorer Volunteer Saint Francis Hospital; 2002 & 2001 Volleyball Team Claremore High School; 2000 Collinsville Fair Best of Breed Limousine Heifer; member of the 1999 Claremore High School Softball 5A State Champions.

Thanks for the wonderful Ride!

Good Luck to this years contestants. It is a wonderful pageant and title to represent.

Wild West Rodeo Opens With Slack

The true "every-night-is-different" rodeo fan will have plenty to see tonight, when the slack performance of the four-night 101 Wild West Rodeo gets under way at the 101 Ranch Arena at approximately 4 p.m.

Since Dell Hall and his Rafter H Rodeo Producers of the Tahlequah area have been contracted by the 101 Ranch Rodeo Foundation, the rodeo has expanded to the Tuesday afternoon-evening-night slack. Most of the activity, which begins at 4 p.m., involves steer ropers, who go during their event two times but do not appear in the regular rodeo.

Then too, there are tie-down (calf) ropers and team ropers plus steer wrestlers that will get their first go-rounds. Most will be competing one of the four regular nights Wednesday through Saturday in their second go-rounds.

The rodeo actually begins with two family nights at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with youngsters getting in free. Then Friday and Saturday nights will also open at 8 p.m., but there will be a rodeo dance following those performances at the Rockin' Horse Country Dance Club, located north of Ponca City east of U.S. 77 on Hubbard Road.

The four regular nights of rodeo will include saddle bronc riders, bareback bronc riders, bull riders, tie-down ropers and team ropers, steer wrestlers (bulldoggers) and girls barrel racing. There will also be specialty acts on the four regular nights, and some special activities for the youngsters.

Also making appearances during the regular four-night performances will be the six 2003 101 Wild West Rodeo queen candidates, and other rodeo royalty, including Miss Oklahoma Rodeo, Stacie Schneeberger of Ponca City. Also, Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen Michelle Thorn of Woodward and Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess Kelsey Acree of Claremore. Reigning queen Krystal Burrows of Claremore will hand over her authentic hand beaded 101 Wild West Rodeo crown.

Special for this year will be the 101 Women's Drill and Grand Entry Team, organized by Janie Campbell. The talented and spirited team will be kicking off the grand entry in high style by displaying talented horsemanship in flag bearing and synchronized routines.

Riders, Ropers Busy On Slack

It's rodeo time in Ponca City! The four-night 101 Wild West Rodeo opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the 101 Ranch Arena and runs through Saturday.

But there were some exciting moments Tuesday during a slack portion of the Rafter H Produced 101 Wild West Rodeo.

A pair of Texas steer ropers were the hottest cowboys of that slack portion Tuesday night that ran from 4 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. They combined to take home slightly less than $4,000 of the payoff from the event that isn't included in the regular four-nights of the rodeo.

Shelley Hall, secretary of the Rafter H, provided information on the payoff with the hottest participant being David Felton of Weatherford, Texas, who finished the night with a 22.9 in the two go-rounds on a first go of 11.5 and 11.4 in the second. That earned him $304.09 in the 11.5 go, $726.44 in the second go and $979.86 for the best two together. The 11.5 was fifth, the 11.4 was tied for second and the 22.9 earned him first place money.

And right behind that big money winner was Scott Snedecor of Uvalde, Texas, who had 11.7 on the first go for $168.94, 11.4 for $726.44 (tied with Felton) and 23.1 for second money in the two, $810.91.

Besides the steer roping event, slack provides the first go-rounds in tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and team roping. All of those contestants will be appearing on one of the four nights during the regular 101 Wild West Rodeo, tonight through Saturday.

And there will be rough stock events including saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding and bull riding. Rodeo fans will also get a good look at some pretty girls in the rodeo queen contest, as well as some really good riders in the girls barrel racing event.

However, if you're looking for some laughs also, the clowns as barrelmen and bullfighters, will provide that and there'll even be some specialty acts in between the regular events throughout each night of the rodeo.

Another Texan, Will Gasperson of Decatur, provided the best time in the first go with a 10.4 that brought him $979.86. The steer slipped past the rope on the second so Gasperson had to settle for that for the night. Not bad for slightly more than 10 seconds however.

Sallisaw's J.P. Wickett had a similar situation for $979.86 with his best time of 10.9 in the second go for $979.86. He couldn't complete the effort in the first go so took home that second go money.

Marty Jones of Hobbs, N.M., got a pair of $641.97 payoffs, with 11.0 in the first go and 23.6 on two as a result of his 12.6 in the second go (which was just out of the money).

Pawhuska's Chet Herren had a 16.3 and 13.2 for 19.5 and fifth place in the money for two at $304.09. Rocky Patterson of Pratt, Kan., had 10.8 in the first go for second money of $810.91. And Roy Cooper, of Childress, Texas, former world champion, had 11.7 in the second go for fourth money of $473.03. Jared Flores of El Dorado, Kan., had an 11.9 second go for $304.09. Troy Gaston used a 16.3 and 13.9 for 30.2 on two that earned him $168.94, the same amount as John McDaniel of Adair picked up for his 12.5 in the second go.

Best combination team ropers were a pair of Kansans, Kevin Hebenstriet of Edgerton and Rick Andersen of White City with a 6.2, while two Oklahomans are right behind at 6.6. They are Don Hall of El Reno and Kenneth Boyanton of Mustang.

Getting the job done under 10 seconds in tie-down roping were Clint Atkins, Aubrey, Texas, 8.9; Chris Neal of Muldrow, 9.1; C.R. Bradley of Sperry, 9.3; and Neal Felton, Mountain Home, Texas, 9.6.

Taking the best times into the second round the next four nights in steer wrestling were Ronnie Fields, Oklahoma City, 3.7; Garrett Nokes, McCook, Neb., 4.0; Beau Franzen, Goodwell, 4.2; Justin Rumford, Abbyville, Kan., 4.3; Joel Edmondson, Eureka, Kan., 4.3; and John Kloeckler, Checotah, 4.3.

Six cowgirls are competing for the 101 Wild West Rodeo queen this year, including Ponca City's Ann Smith and Laura Sentel, plus Jessica Anderson of Sperry, April Boness of Skiatook, Kaycee Diane Brandon of Newkirk and Lacey Stubblefield from Enid. They'll find out who the queen will be after the first event Saturday at the arena.

Krystal Burrows of Claremore will be relinquishing the 2002 crown she wore after the presentation a year ago, and expected to appear are Ponca City's 2003 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Stacie Schneeberger, and Michelle Thorn, of Woodward, Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen 2003 and Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess of 2003 Kelsey Acree of Claremore. Schneeberger will also be the Grand Marshal of Saturday's 101 Wild West Rodeo parade, which will run through downtown Ponca City starting at 10 a.m. from well west of the railroad tracks east to Seventh Street.

There'll be a Kid's Rodeo and other activities at the Ponca City Library immediately following the parade.

It's The 44th 101 Wild West Rodeo

Ponca City is gearing up for The 44th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo, with the performances running Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 13-16 at 8 p.m. nightly. The 101 Rodeo Arena is located at the intersection of Ash and Prospect.

The official rodeo dance will be held Friday and Saturday nights following the performances at the Rockin' Horse Country Dance Club, north of Ponca City.

New to the rodeo this year and sure to be a crowd pleaser is the 101 Women's Drill and Grand Entry Team. Organized by Janie Campbell, this array of talented and spirited women is kicking off the grand entry each night. They will be displaying talented horsemanship in flag bearing and synchronized routines.

 

Dr. Lynn Phillips will return to announce the rodeo. Dr. Phillips has become a regular at the 101, providing exciting and entertaining commentary. A lighted scoreboard, also new for 2003 will give fans the latest in scorekeeping technology, helping to make this year an even more spectacular rodeo for first time spectators and veteran fans alike.

 

This year's rodeo, again produced by Dell Hall's Rafter H Rodeo Company of Tahlequah, promises to be greater than ever with an excellent lineup of contestants, specialty acts, bull fighters, and stock. Rafter H has become quite popular with the rodeo associations and cowboys, providing stock for a four-night plus slack rodeo. Hall a former contestant in both riding and timed events has spent 36 years in the stock contracting business; the last 23 as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

 

Serving as Barrel man this year is The Coppertown Clown, Bert Davis. Bullfighters are Dusty Essick. 2001 World Championship Bullfight Finals Champion and Josh Rivinius, 2001 Wild West Rodeo Champion Bullfighter.

 

Davis brings 28 years as a rodeo performer with experience including bullfighter, clown, barrel man and specialty act. He has an interactive style that holds something for everyone.

 

Essick has a successful career all over the nation — including PRCA major rodeos, professional bull riding events and freestyle bullfighting competitions. His unique skills and professional reputation make him one of the most sought-after bullfighters on the rodeo circuit today.

 

Like Essick, Josh Rivinius has one priority....cowboy protection. Rivinius has competed in rodeo his whole life starting out in bare- back riding, steer wrestling, and roping events and finally furthering his career to become a PRCA Bullfighter. He is recognized for his bullfighting ability; he has established himself as a premier bullfighter and a new young gun in the industry.

 

Bringing the specialty act for the 101 Wild West rodeo this year is The One Armed Bandit & Co, of Shidler. Amanda Payne, winning I.P.R.A contract act of the year in 2000. and 2001 P.R.C.A specialty act of the year nominee, keeps rodeo fans on the edge of their seats. Her cur head dogs, mustangs, and longhorns have been joined by wild buffalo for an added adventure in the rodeo circuit.

 

The official crowning of the 101 Rodeo Queen is immediately fol-lowing the Grand Entry at the Sat urday night performance. Vying for the title this year are Jessica Anderson of Sperry, April Boness of Skiatook, Kaycee Brandon of Newkirk, Ann Smith and Laura Sentel both of Ponca City, and Lacey Stubblefield of Enid.

 

Rodeo royalty participating in this year's coronation will be Miss Oklahoma Rodeo, Stacie Schneeberger of Ponca City. Reigning queen, Krystal Burrows of Claremore, will hand over her authentic hand beaded 101 Wild West Rodeo crown. Audiences will have ample opportunities to meet and greet queens at each nightly performance.

"Rodeo Week" in Ponca City is celebrated with several exciting activities in the Ponca City areas including a parade downtown along Grand Avenue on Saturday morning. Grand Marshal this year is Ponca City's own Stacie Schneeberger, 2003 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo and 2001 Miss 101 Rodeo Queen. The parade which starts at 10 a.m. is immediately followed by the annual Kids Rodeo held in front of the Ponca City Library located at the east end of Grand Avenue. The Kids Rodeo has become an exciting tradition of the parade offering kids the opportunity to meet queens, visit rodeo clowns, and get up close to rodeo affiliated livestock. Horse rides, goat tail tying, and stick horse barrel races are just a sample of the fun activities slated for the kiddies.

 

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, it's 16 board members, and numerous supporters, invites everyone to attend this year's rodeo. "Family nights" are Wednesday and Thursday with adults just $8, $6 advanced, and kids free. Friday and Saturday performances are $9, $7 advanced, kids only $3. Advanced tickets can be found at any grocery store in Ponca City, Home National Bank, Pioneer Bank & Trust, Cherokee Strip Credit Union, and Corral West.

 

Anyone wishing to get more information is welcome to call the Rodeo Foundation office at (580) 765-2980 and urged to visit our website at: www.l01ranchrodeo.com.

Opening Night Performances Set High Standards For Others

Contestants in the four-night 101 Wild West Rodeo may have to be at their very best in most any event they are entered in the next three nights of rodeo here, since participants Wednesday put on quite a show for the fans in the first of two Family Nights.

That's the way it was. The only exception was in bareback riding, when only one contestant was able to make connections for a Ponca City participation. William Pittman of Florence, Miss., was unable to stay on, Jingle Belle, the first bronc out of the chute, as well as Eric Strick of Hydro on a saddle bronc Saddle Bags of the Rafter H Rodeo Company.

But, rodeo fans were able to put their hands together and whoop and holler throughout the rest of the night. And obviously, that included appearances of Bert Davis "The Coppertown Clown" as barrelman and Amanda Payne, showing her whip ability and corralling three buffalo atop the trailer of The One Armed Bandit specialty act. Davis was quick with one-liners all night.

In steer wrestling (originally bulldogging), Garrett Nokes of McCook, Neb., got things off to a really good show. He had watched as Justin Rumford, originally of Abbyville, Kan., and now of Alva, put a 5.7 on the board to go with a Tuesday effort of 4.2 and 9.9 for the two. Then Nokes, with his 4.0 on Tuesday, got a 3.8 for 7.8 on two and that will be really tough on the rest of the steer wrestlers.

Chris Holmes of Durant had a 4.4 to go with Tuesday's 5.9 for 10.3 and Checotah's Shawn Johnson had his second straight 5.7 for 11.4.

But, for the true rodeo fan, it was a good night in steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bull riding (where contestants took their turns in two different sections), and girls barrel racing. Tie-down ropers were a bit slow, except for one (Tyler Garten of Kingman, Kan., had a 9.4 and that will be tough to beat in the second go-round). Team ropers also got a couple of 6.0s, to post overall scores that could be challenged. Only one of eight local team roping pairs were able to complete the task, and Roy Lee Wilson/Wayne Case will have to find out of the 15.7 will stand throughout the rest of the next two nights prior to Saturday's final eight best times. The 15.7 was on a 10.7 effort, but a 5-second penalty for only one hind leg by the heeler.

In the professional team roping, the first contestants header Dustin Raupe of Douglass, Kan., and heeler Jerry Linaweaver of Linwood, Kan., showed fans how to get the job done quickly in that 6.0 time. That goes with a 7.3 they had on Tuesday slack for an overall 13.3 and it will be tough to beat. However, they were tied in the second go at 6.0 by Bret Boatright of Mulhall and Jeff Hillman of Sterling, Colo. That will go with an 11.3 in the first go for a 17.3, and could possibly stay in the money. But there's three more nights to decide that. None of the other team ropers were able to complete their catches, one way or another.

The fast running girls barrel racers also had some really good times, and obviously some disappointments in knocking a barrel or two over. Kim Squires of Carnegie had the best time of 16.75 just after Missi Henderson of Winfield, Kan., had posted a 16.91 only to be penalized for knocking a barrel over and having to take a 21.91.

June Holeman of Arcadia, Neb., is second in the barrel racing with a 17.00 while Debbie Richardson of Elmore City is third at 17.41 and Connie Snover of Fremont, Neb., fourth at 17.59 followed by Toma Nuffer of Medicine Lodge, Kan., at 17.67.

Rodeo fans also got a big kick out of the bull riders. Dustin Elliott of Chadron, Neb., rode Johnny Be Good for an 83, tops for the night in the first second and then put a 78 on the board riding DJ Midnight Special and the total for two comes to 161. He was the only bull rider to accomplish the feat on two bulls.

However there were some other good scores turned in during the first section, with Shane Drury of Stapleton, Neb., getting a 78 on Night Train and David McLean of Amarillo getting a 67 on Black Jack. The rest of the bulls got the best of their riders in both sections, but there were some really good efforts despite the spills.

Tyler Garten, with the 9.4, leads the second go in tie-down roping. But since he had a no-time in the first go Tuesday, he'll have to settle for watching the next three nights to find out where that 9.4 will be listed.

Best so far in combined times of first and second go, was the effort of Justin Weichel, Colony, Okla., when he put the Wednesday effort of 13.3 with the first go of 10.5 for a 23.8. The others are above 30, and include penalties for leaving the box too soon. Matt Carlson of Sweetwater, Okla., had a 12.0 but penalty put him to 22.0 and with a 10.0 the first go has a 32.0. Kelly Wood of Kinsley, Kan., had a 15.2 plus 10, and his 11.7 the first go makes it 36.9. Crowd favorite Jerome Schneeberger of Ponca City, coming in with a 11.6 in the first go, saw his rope slip by the head of the calf, and it was a rare no-time.

Fans weren't disappointed in the saddle bronc riders overall. Charles D. Soileau of Stephenville, Texas, had a 76 on SMKLS Canyon for the best score. Todd Fike of Pavillion, Wyo., had a 74 on Dark Shadows and Justin M. Howard of Woodward is third with a 70 on Blondi.

Family Night on Wednesday provided a lot of youngsters in the arena also for the calf scramble. There'll be another Family Night tonight at 8 p.m. where adult prices are slightly reduced and children get in free, plus two more nights of rodeo at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. And don't forget the special extra activities Saturday, with the big 101 Wild West Rodeo parade starting at 10 a.m. and the Kid's Rodeo and activities at the Ponca City Library grounds right after the parade.

And then there's the queen coronation where one of the six contestants will be crowned the 2003 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen, immediately after the first event at the 8 p.m. 101 Ranch Arena, located on North Ash Street at West Prospect Avenue.

Competition Keen At 101 Rodeo

For the best crowd to date of the 44th annual 101 Wild West Rodeo, fans Thursday night were not let down on excitement, from the Grand Entry celebrating Armed Forces Tribute and the 101 Wild West Drill Team to the end, bull riders on display.

Because of the lineups remaining of cowboys and cowgirls participating, the competition could get even better on the final two nights, tonight and Saturday, at 8 p.m. in the 101 Ranch Arena located on North Ash Street at West Prospect Avenue.

It was next-to-a-stampede effort by the youngsters that drew a lot of raves from the fans when hundreds of them converged on the arena floor for the calf scramble. What a sight! Eight to 10 calves, let out just prior to The Coppertown Clown Bert Davis giving the 'go' signal, and a mad rush for the ribbons. They (the kids) were everywhere!

But the cowboys and cowgirls and Rafter H Rodeo Producer Dell Hall and his troops didn't let the crowd down. Right after the grand entry, things heated up with some terrific scores in bareback riding. Not to be outdone, steer wrestlers put on quite a show in their second go-round. Would you believe, all of the saddle bronc riders, despite facing some really good horses, put up high scores. Tie-down ropers weren't to be outdone either when new leaders were put on the scoreboard.

That's just half of the story. While the professional team ropers were shut out, the local team ropers competing for spots in Saturday's finals found three teams that should qualify, unless all eight tonight come through with very quick times, all of which will have to be less than 10.5 seconds.

Just as quick, the bull riders made it a big success, with two of the riders staying on for the eight second count and posting high scores in both sections sandwiching the girls barrel racing event and the specialty act. The girls barrel racers also proved to have fast horses, with a new leader.

And Davis, plus Amanda Payne working the specialty act of The One Armed Bandit & Company, had the crowd applauding and cheering their every move. Bullfighters Dusty Essicks and Josh Rivinius also made their presence known, particularly late in the action when riders were either thrown or dismounted. And you can take special pleasure in Dr. Lynn Phillips, announcer, with his continuous information. What a show!

If you're also looking for pretty girls, look no further. There's Stacie Schneeberger of Ponca City, 2003 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo, making appearances after appearances throughout the timed events and presenting "Old Glory" for the National Anthem. Plus six queen contestants, including Ponca City's Ann Smith and Laura Sentel, Newkirk's Kaycee Brandon, Skiatook's April Boness, Sperry's Jessica Anderson and Enid's Lacey Stubblefield. Claremore's Krystal Burrows, the 101 Wild West Rodeo reigning queen and Kelsey Acree, 2003 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess from Claremore and 2003 Miss Teen Oklahoma Rodeo Michelle Thorn, of Woodward also appear.

Those two bull riders, Jason Bennett of Honey Grove, Texas, with an 85 on Outlaw and Adriano Moraes, Keller, Texas, with an 82 on Dark Side sandwiched the top score 83 of the previous night held by Dustin Elliott, Chadron, Neb. Elliott maintained his two ride total of 161 however. In the second section Thursday, Bennett rode Drifter for a 71 and 156 total while Moraes rode Barfield for a 72 and a 154 total.

The barrel racers were very fast, all but one under the 18-second barrier. That one had a bit of hard luck from her horse, missing the second barrel, but she continued to the applause of the crowd, for a 23.33.

Tops in barrels Thursday was Mary Burger of Pauls Valley with a 16.60 and that is the best so far for the rodeo. Kim Squires of Carnegie had a 16.75 the first night. Kari Sullivan of Custer City sits fourth with a 17.10, just behind third placer June Holeman, Arcadia, Neb., who had 17.00 Thursday.

Local team ropers were successful on three of the steers. Best time was Derry Owens/Barry Kincaid at 7.0, but they broke the barrier, for a 10-second penalty finishing with 17.0. Next best was Mitch Pappan/Jim McKee with 9.4 only that went to 14.4 when the heeler caught only one hind leg of the steer. So the best went to Rick Campbell/Dick Campbell, who had a 10.5 with proper work throughout the slightly more than 10 seconds. Well done, local ropers!

The opening rough stock event, bareback riding, found three post scores to beat in the next two nights. Best was Mark Gomes of Nickerson, Kan., on Black Mesa Dip, with an 84 followed by Scott Drennan, Buffalo, Texas, with a 78 on Wounded Knee and a 70 by Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, with a 70 on Country Girl.

In saddle bronc riding, two tied the top score of Wednesday set at 76 by Charles Soileaux, Stephenville, Texas. They were Cliff Norris of Hattiesburg, Miss., on True Grit and Jon Clark of Alva, on Little Blue. Wes Bailey of Tampa, Kan., had a 73 on Blue Moon.

Steer wrestling saw some really good efforts, including the best of the second go-round so far, in a 3.6 second effort by Dale Yerigan of Pryor to put his total to 9.1 But Garrett Nokes of McCook, Neb., remained on top in two go-rounds with a 7.8. Ronnie Fields of Oklahoma City had a 4.2 to go with a 3.7 for a 7.9, second best on two, with Tooter Silver, Warner, Okla., with a 4.0 to go with 4.5 for an 8.5.

Tie down ropers saw three pull into the front with two gos. Tyler Garten of Kingman, Kan., had put a 9.4 on the board during the second go, and Justin Weichel of Colony on two had a 23.8 as of Wednesday. But C.B. Bradley of Sperry had a 9.2 to go with a 9.3 for an 18.5 and Chris Neal almost duplicated it with a 10.0 to go with a 9.1 for 19.1. Also pulling ahead of Weichel was Garrett Nokes who had an 8.8, best in the second go now, to go with a 13.4 and 22.2 overall.

While there's two more nights of rodeo and the queen coronation on Saturday night right after the grand entry, don't forget to show your support at the Saturday morning 101 Wild West Rodeo parade that starts at 10 a.m. and runs east along Grand Avenue, from well west of the railroad tracks to at least Sixth Street. And then there's the Kids Rodeo right after that on the Ponca City Library lawn.

Quite A Show At 101 Wild West Rodeo

One new leader in the rough stock was all that could be accomplished at the 101 Wild West Rodeo Friday, but fans were given quite a show by others who moved into possibilities of getting some of the prize money.

Two more local team roping duos were also able to move into Saturday's finals, when L.J. Case/Tracy Dunn accomplished the feat at 11.3 and Tom Nichols/Red Nichols put a 12.9 on the board with a 7.9 clocking, but penalized five seconds when the heeler caught just one leg of the steer.

Saturday's performances began at 8 p.m. and included the crowning of the 101 Wild West Rodeo queen, a conclusion of activity throughout the last few days for six contestants. They were alphabetically, Jessica Anderson of Sperry, April Boness of Skiatook, Kaycee Brandon of Newkirk, Laura Sentel of Ponca City, Ann Smith of Ponca City and Lacey Stubblefield of Enid.

The 2002 Queen, Krystal Burrows of Claremore was to yield the crown after completing her one-year reign as the 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen.

Rodeo week was drawing to a close with the final performance of the rodeo. A big 101 Wild West Rodeo parade in downtown Ponca City Saturday morning drew thousands along the parade route, Grand Avenue, and youngsters participated at the Kid's Rodeo on the lawn of the Ponca City Library.

The lone new leader from Friday's action at the 101 Ranch Arena located on North Ash Street and West Prospect Avenue was Bobby Griswold, of Geary, Okla., who posted a 77 on True Grit in the bull riding. There had been three 76s posted in Wednesday and Thursday efforts.

Disappointment was a big word for a pair of tie-down ropers. Clint Akins of Aubrey, Texas thrilled the crowd when he posted an 8.8 in the second go-round that would have clearly put him in the lead at 17.7, only to see that he had broken the barrier and had to take a 10-second penalty. It really cost him, since that pushed his two-go time to 27.7. The leader in two go-rounds is C.B. Bradley of Sperry with an 18.5 and while Akins failed to make it inside the 20-second time, Neal Felton of Mountain Home, Texas did. Felton had a 9.6 during slack on Tuesday and bettered that with a 9.3 for an 18.9 on two, and that pushed him into second place on two. Best for the second go-round remains in the hands of Garrett Nokes, McCook, Neb., with an 8.8.

Carl Chism of Claremore put an 80 on the scoreboard during the bareback riding event to open Friday's rodeo. That should have stood in prize money situations, with the leader Mark Gomes of Nickerson, Kan., holding an 84.

Good Times by Bulldoggers
Steer wrestlers also had a good time Friday, but were unable to take either of the two leaders down a notch. Dale Yerigan of Pryor still had the best second round effort at 3.6 and Nokes was still on top on two at 7.8. But former world champion Ote Berry of Checotah had a 4.4. His no time on slack cost him some money. Two others posted good times to get close. Whether they made it to the money depended on Saturday's performers. That included another former champion Joel Edmondson, of Eureka, Kan., with a 4.9 to go with 4.3 and a total of 9.2 while Jacob Burks of Durant had 5.6 to go with a 4.5 for 10.1.

Team ropers Paul Petska of Lexington, Okla., and Ernie Bacon of Ada posted a 7.6 Friday that went with a slack time of 7.1 for a total of 14.7.

Two sections of bull riding wowed the crowd, despite no scores posted in the first one on Friday. But Robert Swanson of Arkansas City had a 76 on Janies Pet in the second section and Chris Herring of Choctaw had 75. They may get to the money list, but tops for that event had been Jason Bennett of Honey Grove, Texas, with an 85 and Dustin Elliott, Chadron, Neb., with 161 on two.

The 16.60 by Mary Burger of Pauls Valley on Thursday in the barrel racing remained safe with the best run of Friday being Nanci Pratt of Scott City with a 16.93. There were several between 17.29 (two) and 17.38 (three, including a 17.30 by Callie Ray of Sulphur and 17.31 by Tamara Reinhardt of Canadian, Texas. The 17.29s were turned in by Barb Ackerson, Folsom, La., and Delores Toole of Manter, Kan. The 17.38 was by the first one to run Friday, Kim Clampitt of Loco, Okla.

Bull Ride Provides Highlight For 44th 101 Wild West Rodeo

Whew! Did Paulo Crimber of Heller, Texas, and bull Monster Mash of Dell Hall's Rafter H Rodeo stock ever put on a show to complete the 101 Wild West Rodeo Saturday night!

Crimber had wowed the huge, not-quite-capacity crowd earlier in the first section of bull riding on B52 Bomber, with an 89 that clearly had put him on top of the first section of riders. Basically, he just needed to stay on the bull for the second ride of the evening. He did more than that. Monster Mash, ridden only one time previously in all the rodeos produced by Rafter H, also bucked, snorted and spun while Crimber hung on for dear life and displayed his workmanship for a 91. Whether that is a 101 Ranch Arena record is speculation, since records are not kept by the association. But the 91 and 89 earned Crimber top spot in all three categories of the bull riding, at $556.13 apiece for a total of $1,669,13.

The 89 had taken out the 85 by Jason Bennett, Honey Grove, Texas, and the 180 on two had destroyed the 161 by Dustin Elliott, Chadron, Neb., earlier in the week.

Fans were also treated to quite an effort by Bandy Murphy of Weatherford, who had a 79 on Flash Back in the second section, but he had been bucked off in the first second. Also Drew Parker of Sanger, Texas, had a 75 in the first section and was bucked in the second one.

Fans had been treated to several other really good scores and times Saturday night. In bareback riding, Justin Williams of Lawrence, Kan., had a 77 on Dollar which put him in the money at fourth place for $360.84 and Ted Osman of Fort Scott, Kan., had a 75 on Good Buddy (really?) for fifth place and $210.49. They were unable to topple Nickerson, Kan., rider Mark Gomes of Nickerson, Kan., who had an 84 earlier in the rodeo, for $992.31.

Best saddle bronc ride was a 71 by Dooley Parsons of Broken Bow on Little Blue but it failed to get into the money. Tops for saddle bronc riders was a 77 by Bobby Griswold, Geary, Okla., for $1,168.36.

Tie-down ropers were almost shut out on Saturday. Ponca City's Barry Burk averted that happening, when he posted a 10.7 to go with an earlier 10.0 to finish at 20.7 on two for $299.08, fourth place in the average. Winning $1,196.33 in each of the three tie-downs, were Clint Akins, Aubrey, Texas, 8.9 in the first go; Garrett Nokes, McCook, Neb., 8.8 in the second go; and C.R. Bradley, Sperry, 18.5 in the average.

Best in steer wrestling Saturday was an 11.0 by former champion Tom Duvall, Hitchita, Okla., but he wasn't even close in the average, nor the second go times that had been turned in. Winning $1,041.13 in the three bulldogging events were Ronnie Fields, Oklahoma City, with 3.7 won the first go; Dale Yerigan, Pryor, 3.6 in the second and Garrett Nokes, 7.8 for the average.

Team ropers Keith Long, Sallisaw and Ralph Williams of Skiatook, had a 7.6 to pull into a fourth place tie for a total of $54.72 in the second go. They also took fourth at 16.7 in the average for $109.44 and Dan Hall, El Reno and Kenneth Boyanton, Mustang, finished with a 15.6 average for $218.89 as they had a 9.0 to go with a first go of 6.6. Winners of $437.79 in the three divisions, included Dustin Raupe, Douglass, Kan., and heeler Jerry Linaweaver, Linwood, Kan., with 13.3 on two; and they split first on the second go with Bret Boatright, Mulhall and Jeff Hillman, Sterling, Colo., with 6.0s for $383.06 apiece. Kevin Hebenstriet, Edgerton, Kan., and Rick Anderson, White City, Kan., had the best during slack on the first go at 6.2 for the $437.79.

Four barrel racers moved into the money that was available to the top 10, including Jeane Anderson, White City, Kan., with a best for the night at 16.91 and $645.12. Tara Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla., had 16.94 for $559.10; Kendal Owen, Blackwell, had 17.00 which tied her for sixth and $301.05 and Metha Shrum, Perry, rounded out the money winners on a 17.24 run Saturday for $86.01. Mary Burger of Pauls Valley, who had a 16.60 on Thursday, topped the barrel racers for $903.16.

Local team roping championship went to the team of Steve Milligan/Paul Mays with a two-go effort of 23.00. They were each presented saddles. The second place team of Tom Nichols and Red Nichols were each presented horse collars on their two-go effort of 25.2.

FINAL STANDINGS, PAYOFF
101 WILD WEST RODEO

BAREBACK RIDERS
1. Mark Gomes, Nickerson, Kan., 84, $992.31.
2. Carl Chisum, Claremore, 80, $751.75.
3. Scott Drennan, Buffalo, Texas, 78, $541.26.
4. Justin Williams, Lawrence, Kan., 77, $360.84.
5. Ted Osman, Fort Scott, Kan., 75, $210.49.
6. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, 70, $150.35.

SADDLE BRONC RIDERS
1. Bobby Griswold, Geary, Okla., 77, $1,168.36.
2. (tie) Charles Soileau, Stephenville, Texas, 76, $649.09; Jon Clark, Alva, 76, $649.09; Cliff Norris, Hattiesburg, Miss., 76, $649.09.
5. Todd Fike, Pavillion, Wyo., 74, $247.83.
6. Wes Bailey, Tampa, Kan., 73, $177.02.

BULL RIDING

First Go
1. Paulo Crimber, Keller, Texas, 89, $556.13.
2. Jason Bennett, Honey Grove, Texas, 86, $417.09.
3. Dustin Elliott, Chadron, Neb., 83, $278.06.
4. Adriano Moraes, Keller, Texas, 82, $139.03.

Second Go
1. Paulo Crimber, Keller, Texas, 91, $556.13.
2. Bandy Murphy, Weatherford, Okla., 79, $417.09.
3. Dustin Elliott, Chadron, Neb., 78, $278.06.
4. Robert Swanson, Arkansas City, Kan., 76, $139.03.

Average
1. Paulo Crimber, Keller, Texas, 180, $556.13.
2. Dustin Elliott, Chadron, Neb., 161, $417.09.
3. Jason Bennett, Honey Grove, Texas, 156, $278.06.
4. Adriano Moraes, Keller, Texas, 154, $139.03.

Tie-Down Roping

First Go
1. Clint Akins, Aubrey, Texas, 8.9, $1,196.33.
2. Chris Neal, Muldrow, Okla., 9.1, $897.24.
3. C.R. Bradley, Sperry, 9.3, $598.16.
4. Neal Felton, Mountain Home, Texas, 9.6, $299.08.

Second Go
1. Garrett Nokes, McCook, Neb., 8.8. $1,196.33.
2. C.R. Bradley, Sperry, 9.2, $897.24.
3. Neal Felton, Mountain Home, Texas, 9.3, $598.16.
4. Tyler Garten, Kingman, Kan., 9.4, $299.08.

Average
1. C.R. Bradley, Sperry, 18.5, $1,196.33.
2. Neal Felton, Mountain Home, Texas, 18.9, $897.24.
3. Chris Neal, Muldrow, Okla., 19.1, $598.16.
4. Barry Burk, Ponca City, 20.7, $299.08.

STEER WRESTLING

First Go
1. Ronnie Fields, Oklahoma City, 3.7, $1,041.13.
2. Garrett Nokes, McCook, Neb., 4.0, $780.84.
3. Beau Franzen, Goodwell, Okla., 4.2, $520.56.
4. (tie) John Kloecker, Checotah, 4.3, $260.28; Justin Rumford, Alva, 4.3, $260.28; Joel Edmondson, Eureka, Kan., 4.3, $260.28.

Second Go
1. Dale Yerigan, Pryor, 3.6, $1,041.13.
2. Garrett Nokes, McCook, Neb., 3.8, $780.84.
3. (tie) Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan., 4.0, $390.42; Tooter Silver, Warner, Okla., 4.0, $390.42

Average
1. Garrett Nokes, McCook, Neb., 7.8, $1,041.13.
2. Ronnie Fields, Oklahoma City, 7.9, $780.84.
3. Tooter Silver, Warner, Okla., 8.5, $520.56.
4. Dale Yerigan, Pryor, 9.1, $260.28.

TEAM ROPING

First Go
1. Kevin Hebenstriet, Edgerton, Kan./Rick Anderson, White City, Kan., 6.2, $437.79.
2. Dan Hall, El Reno/Kenneth Boyanton, Mustang, 6.6, $328.34.
3. Paul Petska, Lexington, Okla./Ernie Bacon, Ada, 7.1, $218.89.
4. Dustin Raupe, Douglass, Kan./Jerry Linaweaver, Linwood, Kan., 7.3, $109.44.

Second Go
1. (tie) Bret Boatright, Mulhall/Jeff Hillman, Sterling, Colo., 6.0, $383.06; Dustin Raupe, Douglass, Kan./Jerry Linaweaver, Linwood, Kan., 6.0, $383.06.
3. Kirby Smith, Brookville, Kan./Luke Myles, Udall, Kan., 6.8, $218.89.
4. (tie) Paul Petska, Lexington, Okla./Ernie Bacon, Ada, 7.6, $54.72; Keith Long, Sallisaw/Ralph Williams, Skiatook, 7.6, $54.72.

Average
1. Dustin Raupe, Douglass, Kan./Jerry Linaweaver, Linwood, Kan., 13.3, $437.79.
2. Paul Petska, Lexington, Okla./Ernie Bacon, Ada, 14.7, $328.34.
3. Dan Hall, El Reno/Kenneth Boyanton, Mustang, 15.6, $218.89.
4. Keith Long, Sallisaw/Ralph Williams, Skiatook, 16.7, $109.44.

BARREL RACING
1. Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, 16.60, $903.16.
2. Kim Squires, Carnegie, 16.75, $774.14.
3. Jeane Anderson, White City, Kan., 16.91, $645.12.
4. Nanci Pratt, Scott City, Kan., 16.93, $559.10.
5. Tara Poppino, Big Cabin, 16.94, $430.08.
6. (tie) June Holeman, Arcadia, Neb., 17.00, $301.05; Kendal Owen, Blackwell, 17.00, $301.05.
7. Kari Sullivan, Custer City, Okla., 17.10, $172.03.
8. Judy Raupe, Douglass, Kan., 17.17, $129.02.
9. Metha Shrum, Perry, 17.24, $86.01.

101 Wild West Rodeo - 2003
Prairie Circuit Rodeo of the Year

Members of the Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, organizers of the 101 Wild West Rodeo, gathered recently to celebrate winning 2003 Prairie Circuit Rodeo of the Year. Back row: Hank Hainzinger, Rick Waddell, Stan Sheid, Rick Barnthouse, Gary Parli, Shannon Chambers, Fred Brown, John Warnecke, Dr. Tim Blanton, Scott Burries. Front row: Vice President Darrel Dye, Brad Beaty, Robin Carpenter, Treasurer Raye Lynne Brown, Secretary Darleanna Warnecke, and President Larry Goodno.

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