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The 58th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo

June 8 - 10, 2017

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101 Wild West Rodeo History - 2008

 
 

RODEO DATES: August 7th, 8th, & 9th

   
ANNOUNCER: Lynn Phillips GRAND MARSHAL: Charlie Ryan
RODEO QUEEN: Rachael Smith SPECIALTY ACT: Vince Bruce

 

Rodeo Board Puts Events Together

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation board of directors put in a lot of time on the road as well as in session for getting the best rodeo in the state, as well as the Prairie Circuit, for which is a coveted title "Rodeo of the Year."

That opportunity comes from the outstanding group of board of directors, including Larry Goodno, Chairman; Gary Parli, Vice Chairman; Darleanna Warnecke, Secretary and Shawndra Sheik, Treasurer.

Then there's others with important committee responsibility, including Brad Beaty/Steve Peresko, Sponsorship; Raymond Ball/Darrel Dye, Promotions; Robin Carpenter/Hank Hainsinger, Events; Shannon Chambers/George Pease, Concessions; Tyson Morton/Scott Burries, Grounds; and Dr Tim Blanton/Steve Powell, Contract Personal.

The board also has some important members from year's ago, including Honorary Lifetime Members, Bethel Freeman, John Heinze, Harold Horton and Lois Scott.

 

 

Stick Horse Contest New To 101 Rodeo Activities

The 101 Wild West Rodeo is adding a kids stick horse decorating contest to its slate of activities on Friday of this year's performance. Kids ages two to six are encouraged to enter.

Entry forms may be picked up until Aug. 4 at What a Cowgirl Wants located at Third Street and Grand.

Entry forms must be filled out and turned in to the What a Cowgirl Wants booth at the rodeo on Friday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Each entry will be given a back number. Entries will line up for their own Grand Entry in front of the judges in the arena. Horses will be judged on a point system in categories based on creativity and theme. Entries must be a stick horse.

Horses may be purchased and decorated or homemade. Horses must be safe and age appropriate. Winners will be announced immediately following the contest and prizes may be picked up at the What a Cowgirl Wants booth after Grand Entry.

Parents are reminded to remember safety first when building and decorating the horses.



Thursday Is Pink Night During Wild West Rodeo

Are you tough enough to wear pink? The 101 Wild West Rodeo will continue the new tradition with the implementation of a Tough Enough To Wear Pink? night. Thursday evening's performance will be designated as "Pink Night".

The color pink is not something you would usually associate with the tough sport of rodeo; however, breast cancer has touched the lives of many rodeo and western lifestyle families. Rodeo committees, western event producers and western manufacturers have joined together to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.

The TETWP campaign puts this important health issue top-of-mind at rodeos and western events across America and Canada. The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation which organizes and puts on the 101 Wild West Rodeo is pleased to join those who have already gotten behind this campaign and the momentum continues to build.

The foundation will give $1 for each person who is wearing pink and $50 for each event winner who is wearing pink to the Breast Cancer Assistance Program Fund out of Tulsa.



Rodeo Parade Set 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 Charlie Ryan.

The Rodeo Parade Committee 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 Tim Blanton at 580-765-2482, if no answer please leave a message.

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

 


Live Music To Be Featured After Rodeo Performances

Live Music immediately following each night's Rodeo Performance will be located outside the tent on the east-side of the arena.

Thursday — Local talent with Mike Mott.

Mike Mott has been a vocal performer since he was in the third grade in Newkirk, when he performed as a soloist for a school assembly at Newkirk. Mott has had a lifelong love affair with music. While in high school and at OSU his band "The Aristocrats" performed all over the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. They were regulars at the popular QuoVadis Club in Ponca for several years. He has performed with The United States Army Chorus in Washington, D.C., and with LeAnn Rimes at Johnny Highs Country Music Review at Grapevine Opry in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He was a regular soloist at the Burlington Opry in the Kansas City area. He has been Master of Ceremonies and soloist at many Miss Kansas Miss America Pageants.

Mike has performed at the Arkalalah Coronation in Arkansas City and he has performed at the Cowboy Ball for the last 5 years and was chosen to as a guest performer at the local Oktoberfest. His vocal talent has been witnessed by many for 12 years at the Taste and Tasteless productions. To list all of the vocal performances he has been involved in would not be possible in this article.

His musical style is easy listening country (George Strait, Garth Brooks) but he also has a fondness for ballads, early rock and roll and Broadway musicals. He will share the stage with a native of Ponca City, Richard Winterowd bringing his rock and roll style with a little bit of soul. He has performed locally at various banquets and fundraisers.

Friday and Saturday — The Jason Savory Band.

Led by front man Jason Savory (Ripley, Okla.), this grass-root, all-country combo provides a raw, energetic style that is filled with soulful melodic nuances! Entertaining fans with the red dirt sound that has long been streaming out of Payne County with the commercial appeal that is radio-friendly, JSB has built quite a following and feels right at home entertaining the crowd.

Travis Woodson (Dewey, Okla.) keeps the beat on drums with a smooth, hard-hitting manner that leaves you wanting more. Multi-instrumentalist, Jason Trotter (Choctaw, Okla.) lends a fresh, funky sound on bass that's sure to keep you on your toes and like a bullet just out of its chamber, lead guitarist and back up vocalist Cody Patton (Broken Arrow, Okla.) rocks the house with signature licks that transcend country music. Newest members Travis Wackerly (Moore, Okla.) and Michael Mayes (Hennessey, Okla.) split time between guitars, fiddle, mandolin and dobro to give the band that extra edge that pushes them above the rest.

If not on the road playing shows or working on tracks for the new album, you'll find these guys mending fences, working cattle, fixing tractors, hunting, fishing or spending time with family and friends.

These guys have got what it takes to be big, so catch them while you can.

Stay after the rodeo and join us ... meet the cowboys and contract personnel, visit with some old friends or maybe make some new ones.



Public Is Invited To Events

Rodeo queens will be arriving in Ponca City Thursday, Aug. 7. Several queens' activities are scheduled and the public is invited to attend.

A luncheon will be held at the Ponca City Country Club, on Friday, Aug. 8, 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 Wild West Rodeo Queen Contest.

Cost will be $10 per person which include lunch, beverage, and dessert.

Horsemanship competition will also be held Friday, at the Play Pen 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. 9, the queens will be at the Kid's 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, signing autographs, and visiting with the kids.

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

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





Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo Runs This Week

The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be making a three-night performance run in Ponca City this year.

Dates for the 101 Wild West Rodeo this year will be Aug. 7-9, 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 entryway, at the corner of Ash Street and Prospect Avenue.

The 2008 Rodeo will mark the 49th 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 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.

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.

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 eighth year as president, contracts with a number of interesting one act exhibitions for the three-night stand. Other foundation officers include Gary Parli as vice president; Darleanna Wamecke as secretary and Shawndra Sheik as treasurer.

Starting with one round of steer roping at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, regular rodeo performances will run Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, at 8 p.m. nightly.

Cowboy meet and greet featuring Live Music immediately following each night's Rodeo Performance will be located in the tent on the east-side of the arena. Thursday — Local talent with Mike Mott. Then on Friday and Saturday — The Jason Savory Band. Meet the cowboys and contract personnel, visit with some old friends or maybe make some new ones.

Are you tough enough to wear pink? The 101 Wild West Rodeo will continue the tradition with the implementation of a Tough Enough To Wear Pink? Night. Thursday evening's performance will be designated as "Pink Night".

The color pink is not something you would usually associate with the tough sport of rodeo; however, breast cancer has touched the lives of many rodeo and western lifestyle families. Rodeo committees, western event producers and western manufacturers have joined together to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.

The TETWP campaign puts this important health issue top-of-mind at rodeos and western events across America and Canada. The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation which organizes and puts on the 101 Wild West Rodeo is pleased to join those who have already gotten behind this campaign and the momentum continues to build.

At Thursday's performance, the foundation will give $1 for each person in the audience who is wearing pink and $50 for each event winner who is wearing pink to the Breast Cancer Assistance Program Fund out of Tulsa.

Thursday will also be Community Appreciation night come out early and enjoy a free barbeque dinner with ticket purchase from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the east-side of the rodeo grounds.

New this year will be a Stick Horse decorating contest. Judging will be held on Friday night before the grand entry. Ages 2-6. Pick up entry forms at "What A Cowgirl Wants" located at 102 N 2nd Street between July 22-August 1.

Back again 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.

Also back this year will be the lighted score board, giving 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, being produced by Andrew's Rodeo Company of Addielou, Texas, promises to be greater than ever with an excellent lineup of contestants, specialty acts, bull fighters, and stock. Andrew's Rodeo Company has become quite popular with the rodeo associations and cowboys, providing stock for a three-night plus slack rodeo. Andrew's ability to produce quality stock is well noted with 1999 Hall of Fame Bucking Bull, BODACIOUS, with 135 outs and only 8 qualified rides. Bodacious won Bucking Bull of the Year 1994, 1995, and Bucking Bull of the NFR 1992, 1994, and 1995. Son of Bodacious, Bo Dipping, began taking the spotlight in the Rodeo Circuit. He was awarded Rankest Bull Summer Finals in Dallas 2001 and 2002. Sports Illustrated followed his career with an article in June 2003. Ft. Worth Star Telegram and Dallas Morning News visited the Andrews Ranch summer 2003 publishing a full-page article on Sammy and BoDipping. In 2004, Outdoor Life visited the Andrews Ranch and aired a documentary called FEARLESS BODACIOUS. Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show honored Sammy during the year 2004 awarding him with a bucking chute to use as a memorial for Bo's grave. ESPN has recently visited the Andrews Ranch and aired an insert of Sammy and Bodacious throughout the telecast of the 2005 NFR displaying the much-appreciated bucking chute.

Serving as Barrelman this year is Jeff "SLIM" Garner. With a 2000-pound bull bearing down on you, it helps to have a sense of humor. It also helps to have a barrel to hide in. Jeff Garner is a second-generation clown, who started clowning around when he was 17 years old. Jeff has a large variety of rodeo acts to keep the crowds entertained. Anything that is loud and can catch people's attentions is what he likes. Jeff gets a huge thrill just stepping into the rodeo arena. He loves what he does and he's living out his dream performing in the middle of rodeo arenas.

The Bullfighters will be Wacey Munsell returning to the Ponca City Rodeo scene & for the first time here in Ponca City will be Shane Kinney, but neither is new to the sport of rodeo.

This year's specialty act will be Vince Bruce — The Wizard of Whips & Lariats ... with his wife, singer Anne Dubats their show is a blend of dazzling rope tricks dangerous feats of whip cracking/mastery and an offbeat British humor that has established them as perhaps the foremost western act in the world.

The official crowning of the 101 Rodeo Queen is immediately following the Grand Entry at the Saturday night performance.

Reigning queen, Calie Jo Sebor of Newkirk, Oklahoma, will hand over her authentic hand beaded 101 Wild West Rodeo crown. Audiences will have many 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 will be Charlie Ryan. 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 kids.

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, its 16 board members, and numerous supporters, invites everyone to attend this year's rodeo. "Family Night" is Thursday with adults just $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, & kids ages 12 & under FREE. Friday and Saturday performances are adults just $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, kids ages 7-12 $5, & kids ages 6 & under FREE. Advanced tickets can be found at select local businesses.

 

 

Kristin Killion Selected As '08 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma

Kristin Killion of Chickasha, representing the Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo was selected to reign as the 2008 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma on Aug. 4, 2007, in Oklahoma City. Killion was chosen from three outstanding contestants who competed in horsemanship, interviews, modeling, impromptu questions, and speech during the three-day competition. She will travel throughout the western United States representing rodeo and the state of Oklahoma.


Killion completed her Associates Degree in Agriculture with an Equine emphasis at Redlands Community College in May. She had the honor of being selected as an All-Oklahoma Academic Team member and a Center of Excellence Scholar and Student Ambassador. Killion was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Equestrian Team and Aggie Club. She plans to continue her education at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma studying business. Having earned numerous awards and championships competing in Western and English events since age six, Killion now enjoys training horses and giving private lessons. When not on a horse, you can find her performing at the Centennial Rodeo Opry in the OKC Stockyards, serving as an Ambassador for the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma to schools, and singing in churches, nursing homes, rodeos, and events all across Oklahoma.

Killion will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Oklahoma Pork Council at the end of her reign. Other prizes include: a traveling crown and chaps; trophy saddle; trophy buckle; a custom portrait by Jack J. Wells, Western Artist; a Bailey Hat; and entry fee to the 2009 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. Killion won the categories of appearance, personality, horsemanship, speech, and photogenics.

Julie Harper — Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen 2008

Julie Harper, representing the 4-Way Rodeo Association, was selected to reign as the 2008 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen on Aug. 4, 2007, in Oklahoma City. Harper was chosen from a field of five outstanding contestants who competed in horsemanship, interviews, modeling, impromptu questions, and speech during the three-day competition. She will travel throughout the Oklahoma representing rodeo.


Harper is the 17-year-old daughter of Jeff Harper and Carol and Donnie Nottingham. In addition to rodeo, Harper enjoys the great Oklahoma outdoors and everything it offers. Harper will attend Owasso High School this fall as a senior and will also be a part-time student at Tulsa Community College. Harper's future goals are managing her own hunting lodge and becoming an elementary school teacher.

Harper will receive a $500 scholarship from the Rodeo Oklahoma Pageants Council at the end of her reign. Other prizes included: a traveling crown and chaps, trophy saddle, trophy buckle, and a Bailey Hat. Harper won the categories of appearance, personality, horsemanship, speech, and photogenics.

Bayleigh Warren — Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess 2008

Bayleigh Warren, representing the W&J Hereford Ranch was selected to reign as the 2008 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess on Aug. 4, 2007, in Oklahoma City. Warren was chosen from a field of six outstanding contestants who competed in horsemanship, interviews, modeling, impromptu questions, and speech during the three-day competition. She will travel throughout the Oklahoma representing rodeo.


Warren attends Adair schools and is on the basketball, track, and cross country teams. Warren hopes to play basketball for Oklahoma State University while pursuing a career in forensic medicine.

Warren won the categories of appearance, personality, horsemanship, speech, written test and photogenics. She will receive a traveling crown and chaps, trophy saddle, trophy buckle, and a Bailey Hat.

The Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant is sponsored by the Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council. The mission of the ORPC is to provide opportunities for the young women of Oklahoma to maximize their educational potential while promoting the state of Oklahoma through the sport of Rodeo. The pageant selects Oklahoma's representative to the Miss Rodeo America Pageant held each year in Las Vegas, as part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

 

 

Jeff Garner Is Second-Generation Clown

With a 2,000-pound bull bearing down on you, it helps to have a sense of humor. It also helps to have a barrel to hide in. Jeff Garner is a second-generation clown, who started clowning around when he was 17 years old. He has been traveling coast to coast for the past 9 years full time, but has been a rodeo clown for a total of 15 years.


He obtained his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card in 2000, and he has been traveling to 25 to 35 rodeos a year. Jeff has a large variety of rodeo acts to keep the crowds entertained.

Anything that is loud and can catch people's attentions is what he likes.

Jeff took some time off from rodeo clowning to go to college. He went to college at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. He obtained his associates degree in animal science while he was there. He came to miss the rodeo arena, and found out where his true passions lie, and that was in entertaining people.

Jeff likes to ride horses, rope, and help his dad on the ranch in his spare time. He also likes to see what other inventions he can come up with so that his rodeo acts can be better and the crowd will always be entertained.

Jeff gets a huge thrill just stepping into the rodeo arena. He loves what he does and he's living out his dream performing in the middle of rodeo arenas.

 

Vince Bruce Specialty Act To Headline Annual Rodeo

From the start it seemed that Vince Bruce was careening up life is one-way street the wrong way, blazing a trail of contradictions. Cowboys come from America, Vince comes from England. Cowboys are Sturdy, if Vince was to turn sideways, you'd miss him. It was a chance meeting of Wild West rodeo star Tex McLeod that first put a lasso in Vince's hands and Vince's typically British father first taught him how to use it.

That chance meeting with Tex spawned Vince is love for cowboys, horses, ropes and the Vaqueros of the Old West that has consumed his whole life. He began doing rope tricks when he was six years old. At twelve he already had a regular spot at a local country club and by the time he was sixteen he was an established performer in the traveling circuses of England and France.

A list of the Countries where Vince Bruce has performed reads like the index of a World Atlas. In a showbiz career that has spanned most of his life He has performed in a diversity of venues from Casinos, night clubs and half time act for the Harlem globetrotters to Comedy clubs, dinner shows and the Broadway stage in the "Will Rogers Follies."

With his wife, singer Anne Dubats their show is a blend of dazzling rope tricks dangerous feats of whip cracking/mastery and an offbeat British humor that has established them as perhaps the foremost western act in the world.

Vince also holds the World Record for "Texas Skips", 4011 as documented by the Guinness book of World Records.

 

 

Kenney To Make First Visit

Shane Kenney is here for his first visit to the Ponca City rodeo scene 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 harm's way in the rodeo arena and put his life on the line for a fallen cowboy.


Shane is 29 years old and is from Dayton, Texas, he has been a PRCA Bullfighter for 6 years.

Shane is very familiar with the rodeo industry and has a dedication to the sport and cowboy way of life. He is recognized for his bullfighting ability and cowboy protection in the rodeo arena and professionalism and hard work wherever he may go.

Shane's rodeo accomplishments include:

Two-time C.P.R.A. Bullfighter of the year.

 


Bullfighter Wacey Munsell To Be at 101 Ranch Rodeo

It seems almost natural that Wacey Munsell become a bullfighter, as he is a 3rd generation bullfighter following in the steps of his granddad, father and uncle. Wacey has honed his bullfighting skills almost from the time he could walk using practically anything that he could make an imaginary bull out of; the dogs, a ram, a goat, and swing sets. Those imaginary bulls have now become the real thing.


At 21-years-old he already has seven years of experience fighting bulls at rodeos across the Midwest. In 2004 Wacey was the youngest ever to be allowed on the Two Bulls Professional Bullfighters tour and the World Championship Rodeo Bullfighting tour. Not only did he join the tour he ended up the 2004 World Champion! In October 2004 he won the finals of the world championship rodeo bullfights tour and the gold buckle just 8 days after his 18th birthday, and struck gold again in October 2006 claiming his second World Championship!

In late 2004 Wacey was approved for his PRCA bullfighter's card and in December of 2004 he won the PRCA's Benny Binion NFR Bucking Stock Sale bullfighting championship. His goal is to someday work the NFR and PBR finals. Twice he has been nominated to fight the Kansas High School Rodeo Finals (2004-2005), and was crowned the 2005 and 2006 California Rodeo Salinas freestyle bullfighting champion in Salinas, California. In October of 2005 Wacey was shared the crown of Dickies National Champion bullfighter of the PBR with good friend Sam Gress, but was the stand alone champion in 2006 by a narrow margin of three points. In January 2006 Wacey got the opportunity to work the National Western PRCA Rodeo in Denver, CO.

Wacey is a quality cowboy protector during the bullriding and one that bullriders trust to keep them safe, but he is a world champion freestyle bullfighter so don't take your eyes off of him after a bullrider leaves the arena, because this is when his fun begins and he will leave you on the edge of your seat with crowd thrilling, heart stopping freestyle bullfighting. Get caught up in the action with Wacey Munsell, the new young gun in town and smoking hot!

Wacey Munsell is attending Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, KS with interests in Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer and Ag business management.

Waceyis rodeo accomplishments include:

Wrangler Bullfighting Champion

PBR Dickies National Champion Freestyle Bullfighter

World Champion Freestyle Bullfighter

California Rodeo Salinas Champion Freestyle Bullfighter

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo Bullfighter

Elk City Rodeo of Champions Bullfighter

Top O' Texas Rodeo Bullfighter

Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo Bullfighter

 


Queen Contestants Compete for Historic Title

The 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen's Competition continues to attract top-notch horsewomen for the honor of serving as the historic rodeo queen.

This year, there are three contestants for the 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen. They include Malory Scott, Rachael Smith, and Stephanie Sullins.
 

Malory Scott is the daughter of Gary and Tonya Scott from Newkirk, Oklahoma where she will be entering the 8th grade at Newkirk Middle School. Her school activities include basketball, track, and softball. Softball is her favorite sport. Malory is active in GATS (Gifted & Talented program) and enjoys participating in vocal very much. She loves singing, and dreams of being a successful vocal artist someday. Malory enjoys showing livestock and helping with the families Quarter Horses. In addition Malory is active in the Newkirk 4-H Go Getters Club and Kay County Teen Leaders.

 

Malory feels that running for 101 Ranch Rodeo Queen will give her an opportunity to learn lifelong skills in communication, public speaking, and being an ambassador for the sport of rodeo.
 

 

Rachael Ann Smith lives Northwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma with her parents. Jimmy and Stacie Smith and younger sister Madison and little brother Wyatt. Rachael is 14 years old and a Newkirk Middle School Student.

Rachael is very involved with her local 4-H Club where she holds the office of Vice-president. She is also a Kay County 4-H Teen Leader and holds the office of Recreation Leader. Her two main projects in 4-H are Horse and Livestock Judging, where she has had the privilege of being a member of the Kay County 4-H Livestock Judging Team.

Rachael has grown up with the sport of rodeo playing a large part of her family's life. In 2004 she won the title of Newkirk Range Riders Rodeo Princess and took that title to the 2005 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Scholarship Pageant where she won Appearance, Horsemanship, the Clem McSpadden Speech Award and the prestigious title of 2005 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess. In 2006, Rachael won the Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo Princess 1st Runner up title.

When she is not riding horses or helping with the ranch, Rachael likes to hunt, fish, play basketball and run track. Rachael has many role models that inspire her to work hard to perfect the important skills learned by competing in rodeo queen pageants. Two of these role models are Pam Minick and Jennifer Douglas Smith. Both of these women are Professional Rodeo Commentators and both have carried the title of Miss Rodeo America. Rachael understands that the hard work and dedication required from competing in rodeo queen pageants will help her achieve success in life.
 
Stephanie Kaye Sullins is the 20 year old daughter of Steve and Teddi Sullins. Stephanie graduated from Billings High School in 2006, where she was active in FFA, 4-H, FCA, and played basketball and softball. As a sophomore at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, she is majoring in Lower Elementary Education and works in a home daycare. Slie is currently living on her family's ranch where she helps raise horses, cattle, and wheat. Stephanie is a member of the Ceres Christian Church and is currently the reining queen for the Cherokee Strip Riding Club. She has also participated in the Pawnee Bill Memorial Cattle Drive for five years and is a cast member in the annual Pawnee Bill Wild West Show as a cowgirl and member of the mounted drill team.

Stephanie's interests include working with children, participating in trail rides and playdays, barrel racing, roping, and helping gather and work cattle.

Stephanie feels that it would be a privilege to represent the 101 Wild West Rodeo as their Queen, and would appreciate the opportunity to promote the understanding and enjoyment of the sport of rodeo.


Our queen's competition offers a wealth of gifts and prizes, including a handmade, hand tooled queen's saddle valued well over $1,600.

Numerous Ponca City merchants have donated awards and gifts for the queen, horsemanship and runner-up winners.

Ponca Tribal Member Rosetta LeClair has hand-beaded a traveling tiara and sash for our queen, keeping the Native American influence a part of the 101 Heritage.

Activities for the candidates include a Queen's luncheon and style show, appearances in the parade, media appearances and interviews, as well as appearances and autograph sessions during each night's rodeo performances.

The contestants are judged on horsemanship, public speaking, appearance and personality. The coronation will be during Saturday's performance.

Calie Jo Sebor Is Reigning 101 Queen
Your reigning Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen is Calie Jo Sebor.


"I have very much enjoyed this past year representing the 101 Wild West Rodeo as there 2007 Rodeo Queen."

"I have had many wonderful opportunities throughout this past year. Being Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo 2007 has enabled me to chase my dreams and make many wonderful memories," she said.

"I would like to say thank you to all of those who have played a big part in making this year possible for me. I have got to travel to various places across the state of Oklahoma throughout my reign representing the 101 at many rodeos and parades. I have truly been blessed this past year! Thank you all so much for your support!"

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Three Girls Will Be Singing National Anthem at Rodeo
 
Three girls will be singing the National Anthem Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 101 Ranch Rodeo.
 
Shelby Carpenter will be the singer on Thursday night.
Only 15 years old, Shelby Carpenter has already garnered a number of awards including five all-around cowgirl titles in the OKYRA (Oklahoma-Kansas Youth Rodeo Association). OJRA (Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association) and Buffalo, Oklahoma Lions Club Annual Youth Rodeo. Not content to excel in one area, she also competes in FFA judging contests and plays basketball.

Most of all, Shelby, who started in rodeos at the age of 3, enjoys the Sport of Rodeo, competing in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and break-away calf roping.

More importantly for the task of singing the National Anthem, she also has awards in vocal competition in Newkirk where she has been competing since the 7th grade. As a freshman she qualified for State with excellent ratings. She says she is very excited to be singing the National Anthem at the 101 Wild West Rodeo. Shelby is the daughter of Sonny and Robin Carpenter.
Amanda Overton will sing Friday night.
Amanda Overton started singing at a young age, standing on a step stool proudly singing the national anthem for her family. She also sang in her church worship group in middle school. Recently she has sung at many rodeos, small town events and sports events including the Newkirk rodeo, for the past 3 years. She says "I have always loved singing the national anthem. I am very proud of our country and the freedom it gives us. Singing the National anthem is a way I can support our country and the people fighting for it." Amanda is the 18 year old daughter of Cliff and Lori Overton.
Lerin Thomas sing Saturady night.
Lerin Thomas will sing on Saturday evening. She is the 13-year-old daughter of Jim Thomas and Sharla Thomas. She attends Newkirk Middle School, where she is involved in cheerleading, sports, and choir. She also enjoys singing in her church youth choir, dancing, 4-H, hanging out with friends and family, camping at the lake, shopping, hunting and fishing.

Ninth Annual Kids' Rodeo Set Saturday at PC Library
The ninth annual Kids' Rodeo is set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Ponca City Library, following the Rodeo Parade down Grand Avenue.


Events will include music by Don Long and the "Longshot Gang until 1 p.m. Native American dancers will perform in the street.

Kids' events include the Hoppy Horse Corral, a stick horse flag race, musical hay bales, money in the hay, a horse bean bag toss, autographs from the rodeo queens, pony rides, dummy roping, face painting, a cactus hat throw and a 101 Ranch photograph display.

The Friends of the Library will sponsor a book sale which will include children's books. A Kids' Rodeo Special is offered — buy three books and get one free.

Drinks and ice will be provided by Walgreen's and Ponca Ice Co. Other sponsors are ConocoPhillips, the 101 Rodeo Foundation, the 101 Ranch Collectors, the library and Friends of the Library.

There also is a coloring contest and story writing contests. Children from 3 to 10 years old can color a rodeo picture to be eligible for a random drawing for one of two family packs of 101 Ranch Rodeo tickets.

Children older than 10 can write a rodeo story to be eligible for a random drawing for one of two family packs of 101 Ranch Rodeo tickets.

Children can pick up an entry form at the Ponca City Library and return it to the library by Thursday.

All pictures and stories will be posted in the entry on the west end of the library until after the Kids' Rodeo, when they may be picked up.

Prizes will be awarded on Friday, Aug. 8 for both contests.

Lynn Phillips To Announce Annual Rodeo
Dr. Lynn Phillips will once again be the announcer for the 101 Rodeo.


During the week, he calls the shots in the tense, sterile arena of a hospital operating room. But on weekends, Dr. Lynn Phillips trades his stethoscope and surgical greens for a silver felt cowboy hat, a silver belt buckle and a silk bandanna and picks up a microphone as a professional rodeo announcer.

During his career as a rodeo announcer, Lynn can truthfully say, "I've announced everywhere from Wahoo to Kalamazoo." A few years ago, he announced a rodeo in the Wings Hockey Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich., and then he had the pleasure of announcing the PRCA rodeo in Wahoo, Neb.


Steer Ropers Will Open 101 Wild West Rodeo
 

An event that isn't scheduled on the three regular night performances will open the 101 Wild West Rodeo at 8 a.m. Thursday when steer ropers will enter the 101 Ranch Arena for two go-rounds of action.

Among the entrants are a number of area ropers including J. Paul Williams of Burbank, Dee Kyler Jr. of Pawhuska, Chet Herren of Pawhuska, Rod Hartness of Pawhuska, and Grady Potter of Arkansas City, Kan.

There were 35 entered for the two go-rounds, but as of early Wednesday, two had either received a doctor's release or had given notice that he would be unavailable for the event. That leaves 33 to vie for prize money in the two go-rounds and best on two.

The stock contractor and producer of the rodeo this year will be the Andrews Rodeo Company, under the direction of Sammy Andrews. Andrews was nominated as Stock Contractor of the Year 2000, 2002, and 2004 by PRCA members. Sammy was selected as Stock Contractor of the Year 2002.

The main rodeo events each night begin with the Grand Entry at 8 p.m. On Thursday however, while the 101 Rodeo Association presents Mike Mott in concert, slack for the extra entrants of girls barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping will be held, in addition to team roping extras.

That'll give rodeo fans a lot to see on Thursday, with the usual saddle bronc riding, bull riding and bareback bronc riding going along with the regular events of steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping and girls barrel racing.

But that's not all. There will be contestants entering the arena throughout the evening vying for the 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen honors, including Mallory Scott of Newkirk, Rachael Ann Smith who lives northeast of Ponca City, and Stephanie Kay Sullins, who graduated from Billings High in 2006.

Besides Mike Mott in concert after the Thursday performance, the Rodeo Committee will make available, Jason Savory on Friday and Saturday night. All concerts will be under the big tent.

Also at 6 p.m. Thursday, free rodeo barbecue will be available under the ten, provided you can show your advance rodeo ticket purchase. Thursday is family night and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night (wear your pink, and special proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness).

The Specialty Act this year will include Vince Bruce, The Wizard of Whips and Lariats.

Saturday is a full day for rodeo fans and others, when the annual rodeo parade takes place at 10 a.m. in downtown Ponca City. That will be followed by the Kids' Rodeo at the Ponca City Library with other activities available at Centennial Plaza.

Back for their sixth year during the Grand Entry will be the 101 Wild West Rodeo Women's Drill and Grand Entry Team.

Barrelman Jeff Garner will be doing his best to keep bull riders from getting hurt once they hit the ground. He'll be joined by Shane Kinney and Wacey Munsell.

 


Slack Events Kick Off Annual Rodeo
 

Every once in a while spectators get their full money's worth, and that was quite evident in the slack portion that included only steer ropers starting at 8 a.m. today in the 101 Wild West Rodeo.

Held at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Arena off the southwest part of the intersection at North Ash Street and West Prospect Avenue, the Andrews Rodeo Company really put together a good group of steers.

With a slight breeze from the east and temperatures between the high 70s and low 80s, it was quite comfortable watching the steer roping event unfold for two go-rounds that actually came to an end at 9:40 a.m.

It was a prelude to what folks can expect tonight, Friday and Saturday, when the regular 101 Wild West Rodeo takes place starting at 8 p.m. each night. There's a lot of activity in between also, with spectators and contestants alike getting a chance to meet during a 6 p.m. barbecue under the big tent. Showing of the advanced ticket to tonight's rodeo gets the meal free prior to the Grand Entry at 8 p.m.

There's extra rodeo tonight for those who really enjoy seeing more than their money's worth. While the 101 Rodeo Association has provided concerts each night right after the rodeo in the big tent, tonight will give spectators an opportunity to see slack in local team roping, PRCA events of team roping, steer wrestling, tie down roping and slack in the girls barrel racing.

However, between 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. today, steer ropers ruled the arena with quick lasso efforts and tying the steers. While there were some good times in the first go-round that included 29 ropers, best of the first 50 minutes went to Leo Campbell of Amarillo, Texas, with a 10.9. That was followed by 11.1 by Cash Athens, Texas, and then two tied for third at 11.4 including J.P. Wickett of Sallisaw and Pawhuska's Rod Hartness. Fifth best in the first "go" was Scott Snedecor of Uvalde, Texas with a 12.8.

And then the best time came right near the end of the morning. Utilizing the reverse order, the last roper of the first "go" is the first one to get into the arena for the second "go" to see if they can pull the trick of getting two steers tied in quick time.

While Kim Ziegelgruber of Edmond had a 14.0 on his steer in the first "go" as the last one to rope, his effort in the second "go" was even better less than 15 minutes later when he had an 11.1 and that set the stage for the overall, at 25.1. It wasn't to stand up for the very next roper, Ralph Williams of Skiatook, had a 13.9 on his first steer and then 10.9 on the second for 24.8.

Neither were able to keep their high spots in the leader board however. And that went in the second "go" to the next-to-last roper, Shandon Stalls of McLean, Texas with a 10.0. Stalls had a combined 24.1, but that only earned him third place for the morning on two.

Other top catches and ties in the second "go" Wickett with a 10.6, Snedecor with his 10.7, Ralph Williams with the 10.9 and Chet Herren of Pawhuska joining Ziegelgruber with an 11.1.

Best on two came by Wickett, who had 11.4 and 10.6 for 22.0 followed by Snedecor's 12.8 and 10.7 for 23.5. Third went to Stalls of course and then Buster Record Jr. of Buffalo had a 13.0 and 11.7 for 24.7, fourth best on two. That was just ahead of the 24.8 by Ralph Williams.

 


 

Great Times, Scores In First Rodeo Night

Great times and scores were evident right from the beginning Thursday night at the 101 Wild West Rodeo, so Friday and Saturday performers certainly have their work cut out for them.


Not to be outdone as far as participants, Specialty Act Vince Bruce and Anne Dubats, along with the clown act performances of Slim Garner, were particularly good. The 101 Rodeo Association, headed by Larry Goodno, must take extra credit for a well-thought-out year for getting both contestants and performers.

It must also be noted that the Sammy Andrews Rodeo Company has provided some great stock to get those scores and times in the 101 Rodeo Arena. Action returns to the arena at 8 p.m. tonight and again on Saturday, plus some slack tonight in local team roping following the main rodeo.

Fans could keep up with the action in the arena and special announcements from familiar voice of Dr. Lynn Phillips from Enid during the main rodeo, and for the slack activity that followed starting around 11 p.m. and ending in the wee hours of Friday morning, the challenge was that of Richard Conner. He had announced the steer roping activity earlier Thursday and took over the "mike" at the late evening efforts. Conner also will be the Master of Ceremonies at the 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen events as well as Saturday's 10 a.m. parade in downtown Ponca City. Conner has built the breast collars that go to amateur team ropers for their efforts.

Aired loud and clear over the sound system of Stan Loughridge, both Phillips and Conner, can rest aside that rodeo fans are being well informed.

Possibly the most fun event however was when it was time for the filling of the arena with participants in the calf scramble. There is no way to count the numbers, but youngsters made the calves hard to get around when that activity took place.

The weather may have had something to do with the great crowd, the youngsters and for that matter, the participants and special performers.


While it may have threatened a bit to be a bit on the wet side, much of the overcast moved away and the crowd enjoyed good breezes and temperatures in the low 80s for the most part.

The crowd hardly got seated following an inspirational presentation of the Grand Entry by the 101 Wild West Rodeo Drill Team, when the first event recorded great scores. The drill team will perform again both tonight and Saturday. Also presented were 101 Wild West Rodeo queen contestants Malory Scott, Rachael Ann Smith and Stephanie Kaye Sullins. Coronation will come following the Grand Entry Saturday night.


Bareback bronc riders got things off to the great start. The first event of the evening had four participants and every one of them remained sort of upright, long enough, more than eight seconds to get scores. Best of the night was that of Chris Harris of Itasca, Texas, with an 85 while the other three had score from 77 down to 68. Jared Keylon of Fort Scott, Kan., is next at 77 and Brian Leddy of Leedey, Okla., is at 76.

There were two saddle bronc riders getting their chance early also, including Travis Sheets of Hyannis, Neb., who had a 72 in that event. However other riders in the event followed the program and included Todd Rangel, Gladewater, Texas, the last to ride in it, scoring an 81. Kobyn Williams of DeBerry, Texas, had a 73 and another from Hyannis, Neb., Matt Hebbert had a 72.

The guys who like to get down quickly off that horse, but face a really tough task with a steer, in steer wrestling put on another good show. Mitch Barney of Alva, had a 4.2 and A.J. Griffin of Garden City, Kan., had 5.1 to give later entrants something to shoot for.

In tie down roping, Jody Green of Marlow did the trick in 10.4 while next was Blake Deckard of Wagoner with 11.3.

Not to be outdone, team ropers Ty Smith of Edmond and Jace Crabb of Blair had a 5.8. Two at 6.2 were teams of Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz., and heeler Clay O'Brien Cooper, Morgan Mill, Texas along with Clay Pianalto and heeler Jake Pianalto, of Lincoln, Ark. A team from Bucyrus, Kan., Rob Holland and J.D. Holland Jr. had 6.5 as did Nick Sartain, Pilot Point, Texas and heeler Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah.

In girls barrel racing, breaking the 17-second barrier became a bit difficult, but Diane Martin of Lakin, Kan., did it in 16.94. Best from that was the ride by Delores Toole of Manter, Kan., in 17.05 and then there was Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, who was the first to ride in 17.21.

Bull riders completed the professional competition and kept the crowd despite 11 no scores among the 13 contestants. The two that did get the eight-second count found good scores posted on the leader board when Benton Gonzales of Donie, Texas had an 84 and Jeston Mead of Ashland, Kan., had a 78.

Local team ropers making good efforts were Buddy Osborn and Earl Smith with a 13.8. George Neff and Tommy Bryant had 16.1.

 

Nice Weather for First Two Nights of Rodeo

Saturday's contestants for the 101 Wild West Rodeo were going to have to be at their best if they were to beat out the scores and times that had been recorded as early as Thursday in the first of the three-day rodeo.

With The News press time being at 8 p.m. Saturday, final results will be available in Monday's edition.

With unusually great weather for the first two nights of the rodeo, participants were in high gear and the crowds for the two nights of the Andrews Rodeo Company production enjoyed the results.

Take for instance, the girls barrel racing. During Thursday's regular performance, Diane Martin of Lakin, Kan., had posted a 16.94 for the best ride, but that was bettered shortly before midnight Thursday in an effort by Jeanne Anderson of White City, Kan., at 16.90. They were the only two racers to break the 17-second barrier.


Friday night, in the girls barrel racing, Jennifer Turner of Vinita had a 16.89, but she was penalized five seconds when she tipped the first barrel over in heading to that time, thus finishing with a 21.89 and likely out of the money. Best on Friday as a result was a 17.32 by Jana Turner of Perkins, the first to ride, with a 17.32.

Chris Harris of Itasca, Texas, kept his spot in the bareback riding event with an 85 on Thursday. Best on Friday was 80 by Dusty Gracia of Eakly, but two others fit right behind with the 79 by Dustin Murray of Wellston and a 78 by Monty Goodwin of Weatherford. Those were the top four scores, since Jared Keylon of Fort Scott, Kan., had a 77 on Thursday.

Friday night, Drew Lockwood was the best in local ranch bronc riding with a 76 while Tyler Thomas was the only other to get the eight-second ride for a 67.

In steer wrestling the first two nights including slack, Daniel Adams of Weatherford had a 3.7 for the top spot and Jordon Wiseman of McAlister was second at 4.1. Both had done their work in slack on Thursday night after the main rodeo. Best on the Thursday performance with the Family Night and Tough Enough To Wear Pink night was Mitch Barney of Alva with a 4.2. Next came Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb., with a 4.3 later in slack and best on Friday was Mark Scales of Pittsburg, Kan., with a 4.4.


Slack effort Thursday by Steve Brickey of Tahlequah with an 8.2 was also the best in tie down roping. And next came Stephen Reagar of Tulsa with a 9.4, also during slack. But Ryan Jarrett of Summerville, Ga., was able to break into a second spot tie with a 9.4 on Friday and Dustin Raupe of Douglass, Kan., also had a good one, just a tenth of a second off that time with 9.5 also on Friday.

During the saddle bronc riding, the final contestant on Thursday, Todd Rangel of Gladewater, Texas, set the stage with an 81 and the best on Friday was a 77 by two riders, the first of which came on the first bronc, by Scott Keogh of Queensland, Australia. Logan Allen of Crescent, Iowa was able to get a 77 also.

Team ropers in slack, Justin Turner of Vinita and Darrel Radacy of Lookeva had a 5.3 and that will be very tough to beat. At least that's what was thought until the team of Ty Blasingame, Olney Springs, Colo., and Cody Hintz, Spring Creek Nev., did a 5.1 on Friday night. Also on Friday, Charles Pogue of Ringling and Britt Bockius of Claremore had a 5.4 and another team, Cole Dorenkemp of Lamar, Colo., and Jody Pinkert of Lubbock, Texas, had 5.5.

During slack on Friday, local team ropers of Doug Hall and Tom Nichols posted a 7.1 and in the regular Friday performance, two teams were under 10-seconds. They included Jeremy Wiender and Tyler Ricky with 7.8 and Mike Delany and Cody Pontious with 8.2.

Benton Gonzales of Donie, Texas, kept his top spot in the bull riding from the Thursday performance on a score of 84 and Jeston Mead of Ashland, Kan., remained in second spot at 78. Best on Friday was Brian Peters of Delphos, Kan., with 77.

 

49th Annual Wild West Rodeo Comes to an End

Cowboys on Saturday at the 49th annual 101 Wild West Rodeo had to settle for less than first place at the 101 Rodeo Arena, as Mary Burger of Pauls Valley provided the only change at the top of leader boards while the largest crowd of the rodeo looked on in windy, a rain-drop-or-two and otherwise mild weather.


Saturday performances also took a back seat to the naming of Rachael Ann Smith, 14-year-old Newkirk Middle School student and daughter of Jimmy and Stacie Smith, as the 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen. She'll reign throughout the next 12 months and represent the 101 Wild West Rodeo at various other state-wide events.

Also, the local team roping event unfolded with the unseating of defending champions Barry Kinkaid and Paul Mayes, who had to settle for third on two at 21.6 with a 14.4 following an earlier go-round of 7.2. Taking the new saddles home as provided by Million Dollar Elm Casino were Felix Lar and Chris Smith, who had a 9.1 to go with a 10.2 earlier for 19.3. In between was a team of Mike Delanny and Cody Pontious who got a 13.3 to go with 8.2 earlier and 21.5 for the second place.

The 101 Rodeo Foundation also had to be proud of the continued crowd pleasing performances of Specialty Act Vince Bruce and Anne Dubats. Also, barrelman Jeff (Slim) Garner showed off his fourth routine during a break in the action, with a fiery barbecue. His Airplane act however, performed all three nights, was again thrilling even if it did spill the passenger to the arena dirt.

But the crowd did get to see some really good scores on rough stock in bareback and saddle bronc riding. The Andrews Rodeo Company stock of bulls however were a bit too much for any contestant to stay upright for a full eight-second count. None of the nine that were able to get into the chutes and board the bulls could stay on once the gate was opened allowing more room for action. Credit a pair of swift bullfighters, Wacey Munsell and Shane Kenney to keep the bulls from doing much body damage other than broken pride to the riders.

And the 101 Wild West Drill Team, a group of eight women on horseback, provided two excellent drills. The first was prior to the Grand Entry and the second the actual Grand Entry. Well done!

The opening performance Saturday, bareback riding, found Dennis Foyil of Guthrie get a score of 84 and that was good enough to finish second in the three-day event. Two contestants in local ranch bronc riding, Chris Potter with 78 and Reid Green with 74 were able to remain on their competitor in the arena.

Steer wrestlers found Jason Blubaugh of Clearwater, Kan., get the task done in 3.8 seconds and that was just a tenth of a second off the slack performance late Thursday by Daniel Adams of Weatherford, who took home the top prize money.

In tie down roping, Kelly Wood of Kinsley, Kan., also took second place with an 8.9. First went to another performer from slack on Thursday, Steve Brickey of Tahlequah, who had an 8.2.

Best ride in saddle bronc riding on Saturday was that of Wes Bailey of Tampa, Kan., with a 77 on Rackateer, but that only earned a second place tie with Scott Keogh of Queensland, Australia, who had 77 also.

Team ropers JoJo LeMond of Andrews, Texas and Martin Lucero, of Stephenville, Texas, got a 5.5 effort and that was the best on Saturday, but only good enough for a fourth place tie with Friday's pair of Cody Dorenkamp of Lamar, Colo., and Jody Pinkert of Lubbock, Texas.

Getting back to that barrel racing effort of Mary Burger. She had witnessed Kristie Riley of Checotah go around the clover-leaf pattern in 16.97 to start the event Saturday and was next up. Best up until that time was a slack performance of Jeanne Anderson of White City, Kan., at 16.90 followed by Thursday's Diane Martin of Lakin, Kan., with a 16.94. But Mary Burger did it in 16.87 and then had to watch seven others try to beat that. Closest was Jodi Ray of Heavener, with a 17.04.

Then came those great bulls, who just didn't want anything foreign on their backs.

 


So, the 49th annual 101 Wild West Rodeo came to an end, with the now famous expressions of announcer Lynn Phillips stating "where there's a sunset, there'll always be a west!" Thanks Lynn, for another great job of informing the crowd and 101 Rodeo Foundation, that it's time to prepare for the 50th annual.

101 Wild West Rodeo Payoff

Produced by Andrews Rodeo Company

Total Prize Money $47,015.25

Bareback Riding

1. Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas, 85 on Phantom, $1,050.22.

2. Dennis Foyil, Guthrie, 84 on Termit, $795.62.

3. Dusty Gracia, Eakly, 80 on Shady Lady, $572.85.

4. Dustin Murray, Wellston, 79 on Pebbles, $381.90.

5. Monty Goodwin, Weatherford, 78 on Little Bubbles, $222.77.

6. Jared Keylon, Fort Scott, Kan., 77 on Buck Wheat, $159.12.

Steer Wrestling

1. Daniel Adams, Weatherford, 3.7, $1,832.07.

2. Jason Blubaugh, Clearwater, Kan., 3.8, $1,516.20.

3. Jordan Wiseman, McAlester, 4.1, $1,200.32

4. Mitch Barney, Alva, 4.2, $884.45.

5. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 4.3, $568.57.

6. Mark Scales, Pittsburg, Kan., 4.4, $315.87.

Tie Down Roping

1. Steve Brickey, Tahlequah, 8.2, $1,708.10.

2. Kelly Wood, Kinsley, Kan., 8.9, $1,413.60.

3. Ryan Jarrett, Summerville, Ga., 9.4, $971.85.

3. Stephen Reagor, Tulsa, 9.4, $971.85.

5. Dustin Raupe, Douglass, Kan., 9.5, $530.10.

6. Russell Wells, Lindsay, 10.0, $147.25.

6.Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, 10.0, $147.25.

Saddle Bronc Riding

1. Todd Rangel, Gladewater, Texas, 82 on Bar Maid, $1,348.05.

2. Scott Keogh, Queensland, Australia, 77 on Jam Bone, $878.27.

2. Wes Bailey, Tampa, Kan., 77 on Rackateer, $878.27.

4. Logan Allen, Crescent, Iowa, 76 on Dirty Harry, $388.07.

4. Bobby Griswold, Geary, 76 on Brutus, $388.07.

6. Kobyn williams, DeBerry, Texas, 73 on Calvin Kline, $68.08.

6. Marty Hebb, Eagle Butte, S.D., 73 on Precision, $68.08.

6. Colin Stalley, Riverton, Wyo., 73 on Tango, $68.08.

Team Roping

1. Ty Blasingtame, Olney Springs, Colo., and Cody Hintz, Spring Creek, Nev., 5.1, $1,221.84 each.

2. Justin Turner, Vinita and Darrel L. Radacy, Lookeba, 5.3, $1,011.18 each.

3. Charles Pogue, Ringling and Britt Bockius, Claremore, 5.4, $800.52 each.

4. Cole Dorenkamp, Lamar, Colo., and Jody Pinkert, Lubbock, Texas, 5.5, $484.52 each.

4. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas, and Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas, 5.5, $484.52 each.

6. Ty Smith, Edmond, and Jace Crabb, Blair, 5.8, $210.66 each.

Girls Barrel Racing

1. Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, 16.87, $1,326.67.

2. Jeanne Anderson, White City, Kan., 16.90, $1,137.15.

3. Diane Martin, Lakin, Kan., 16.94, $947.62.

4. Kristie Riley, Checotah, 16.97, $821.27.

5. Candice Foster, Canton, 17.03, $631.75.

6. Jodi Ray, Heavener, 17.04, $505.40.

7. Delores Toole, Manter, Kan., 17.05, $379.05.

8. Rachelle Holt, Gruver, Texas, 17.06, $252.70.

9. Jessi Eagleberger, Stringtown, 17.11, $189.52.

10. Kaylee Holt, Gruver, Texas, 17.15, $126.35.

Bull Riding

1. Benton Gonzales, Donie, Texas, 84 on Public Enemy, $1,461.90.

2. Jeston Mead, Ashland, Kan., 78 on Lease Chad Lucas, $1,107.50.

3. Brian Peters, Delphos, Kan., 77 on Whop Bo La, $797.40.

4. Brett Zabokrtsky, Washington, Kan., 68 on Lease Chad Lucas, $531.60.

Steer Roping

Held 8 a.m. Thursday

First Go-Round

1. Leo Campbell, Amarillo, Texas, 10.9, $984.83.

2. Cash Myers, Athens, Texas, 11.1, $738.62.

3. Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, 11.4, $369.31.

4. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, 11.4, $369.31.

Second Go-Round

1. Shandon Stalls, McLean, Texas, 10.0, $984.83.

2. J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, 10.6, $738.62.

3. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas, 10.7, $492.42.

4. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, 10.9, $246.21.

Aggregate

1. J.P. wickett, Sallisaw, 22.0 on 2, $984.83.

2. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas, 23.5 on 2, $738.62.

3. shandon Stalls, McLean, Texas, 24.1 on 2, $492.42.

4. Buster Record Jr., Buffalo, 24.7 on 2, $246.21.

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