101 Wild West Rodeo





The 59th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo

June 7 - 9, 2018

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Work Sessions

Work will continue through this year and next on improvements to the 101 Wild West Rodeo Arena, watch here for upcoming dates. Volunteers are always welcome.





RETURNING THIS YEAR: Pony Express Relay Race




101 Wild West Rodeo History - 2012


RODEO DATES: August 9th, 10th, & 11th

ANNOUNCER: Lynn Phillips GRAND MARSHAL: Holton and Jane Payne
RODEO QUEEN: Madison Hughes SPECIALTY ACT: The One Arm Bandit
RODEO PRINCESS: Ally Jennings STOCK CONTRACTOR: Andrew's Rodeo Co.

101 Wild West Rodeo Thursday-Saturday

News City Editor

It’s hot and dry, and that signifies too that it’s rodeo time in Ponca City.

Yes, this week is not only back-to-school, but it’s time for the 101 Wild West Rodeo, with performances nightly from Aug. 9-11 at 8 p.m. The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be held at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Arena, located on West Prospect Avenue at North Ash Street.

The 2012 Rodeo will mark the 53rd 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 were constructed in 1962; however additional improvement in chute heaven, the press box, and the new left and right release chutes have made the rodeo arena a top notch attraction.

The Ponca City Rodeo Foundation headed by Larry Goodno, in his eleventh year as president, contracts with a number of interesting one act exhibitions for the three-night stand. Other foundation officers include Raymond Ball as vice president; Kacey Calhoun as secretary and Shawndra Sheik/Larenda Hayes as treasurer.

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 barbecue dinner with ticket purchase from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the east-side of the rodeo grounds.

There will be a live concert and dance immediately following each night’s Rodeo Performance on the east-side of the arena. Meet the cowboys & contract personnel, visit with some old friends or maybe make some new ones.

Back again to the rodeo this year and sure to be a crowd pleaser is the 101 Women’s Drill and Grand Entry Team. 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.

This year’s rodeo is again 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.

This year’s specialty act is The One Arm Bandit & Company — a Wild West Show fit for a king and 11 Time PRCA entertainer of the year. Since 1988 John has entertained rodeo fans around the world. He rides a variety of good horses and a few mules in a most unique show with longhorn steers, buffalo, horses, mules and sometime dogs. Moving all these animals around an arena the show reaches its grand finale with all atop a custom stock trailer reflecting the excitement
and true spirit of the west.

Serving as Barrelman this year will be Jeff “Slim” Garner. The native Kansan, who now lives in Wickenburg, Arizona, drives the “world’s largest toy box.”

It’s his 18-wheeler, and it’s loaded with the gizmos and gadgets that he uses in his acts: a barbecue grill, Cowboy Cadillac, Airplane Taxi, and a half-dozen other little things he uses to entertain crowds.

He cooks chicken in the rodeo arena, takes cowboys on plane rides (that usually end up with a crash), and just generally cuts up with the announcer and the crowd. Slim has worked in rodeo arenas for the past 21 of his 39 years and loves to make people laugh. His favorite part of clowning is “the joy that I bring kids and the fans of rodeo.”

Returning this year as Bullfighters will be Wacey Munsell and Jeremy Muntz.

The official crowning of the 101 Rodeo Queen and 101 Rodeo Princess is held during the Saturday night performance. Reigning queen, Tara Smith of Ponca City, 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.

Reigning princess, Jori Cowley of Vinita, will be handing over her title and crowning the new 101 Wild West Rodeo Princess.

“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. 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

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 $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, & kids ages 12 & under FREE.

Friday and Saturday performances are adults just $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, kids ages 7-12 $5, & kids ages 6 & under FREE, or buy a weekend pass and enjoy all 3 nights for $20. Advanced tickets can be found at select local businesses.

Andrews Rodeo Company of Texas Here as Stock Contractor

Again this year the 101 Wild West Rodeo will be produced by Andrews Rodeo Company of Addielou, Texas — Sammy Andrews was introduced to rodeo at a young age. He is the son of B.D. Andrews who was a PRCA Stock Contractor in the forties and fifties. Sammy started producing amateur rodeos in 1980 and received his PRCA Card in 1987. James Andrews, son of Sammy Andrews, is a third generation of Rodeo and shares the responsibilities of producing outstanding Rodeos and award winning Breeding Program at the Andrews Ranch.

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. Stock recognized by PRCA such as 1990 Runner-up Bull of the Year and 1991 Bucking Bull of the Year, Skoal’s Outlaw Willie. Skat Kat was Bucking Bull of the NFR 1996, 1998, and Runnerup Bull of the Year in 1999.

In 2000 Omalene was the Runner-up NFR Bareback Horse, 2001 Roly Poly was Runner-up Horse of the Year and Bareback Horse of the NFR finals, and in 2004 he was Bareback Horse of the National Finals. In the Year 2003, Omaha Tour Finals, Big Time was selected Bull of the Finals; at the 2003 Dallas Tour Finals, Wild Weed was selected as Bull of the Finals.

And a new young bull Cat Daddy was selected as Bull of the Finals at the 2004 Winter Finals in Las Vegas. At the 2004 Texas Circuit Finals, Roly Poly was selected as Bareback Horse of the Year and Erksme was selected as Bull of the Year. 2005 San Antonio began recognizing top ranked stock performance during the San Antonio Rodeo. Andrews bull Cat Daddy walked away with the check and recognition for the bull of the event and in 2006 Fender Bender received the honor, Thanks to San Antonio. Cat Daddy was voted Runner-Up Bull of the Year 2005. Texas Circuit Finals for 2005, Roly Polly 2nd bare back horse, Broncs Faded Star 3rd, in the Bulls Cat Daddy received Bull of the year with Rompus and Erksme tying for 2nd and 3rd. Year 2006 Fender Bender received the honor of runner up PRCA BULL of the Year, Texas Circuit Finals Bull of The Year. Rompus was 2nd Bull of the year Texas Circuit Finals.

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 Bo Dipping. 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 through out the telecast of the 2005 NFR displaying the much-appreciated bucking chute.

The greatest pride came when the fourth generation of the Andrews Rodeo Co. Summer Andrews at the young age of five, displayed the Texas Flag during the Saturday night performance of the 2004 Texas Stampede in Dallas, Texas. Summer and Savana Waller often display the American Flag, riding their ponies during the National Anthem. Everyone loves a youngster on a pony.

Andrews Rodeo Co. takes pride in producing bucking bulls from rodeo legends. These include many of the rankest bucking bulls in rodeo history, such as: BODACIOUS, Skat Kat, Tumble Weed, Wild Toad, Super Dave, and Erkel. The sons of these legends that are now being produced by Andrews Rodeo Co. are Bo’s Excuse, Fender Bender, Erksme, Wild Weed, Little Weed, Jim Dipping, Rena’s Pet, Red Onion, and Rocking Synde.

The knowledge gained from a lifetime of Rodeo experience, including founding and operating Andrews Rodeo Co., has given Andrews the opportunity to represent the Stock Contractors on the Executive Council of the PRCA for the past eight years. Andrews Ranch is located in Addielou, Texas where Sammy and his wife Rena make their home. Sammy and his son James along with his family, wife Pepper and their children Summer, Kelon, and Alley continue producing outstanding rodeos with stock from their award winning breeding program.

Jeff “Slim” Garner Is a 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 13 years full time, but has been a rodeo clown for a total of 19 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.

Jeff “Slim” Garner and his Bull Fighters provide a line of defense for bull riders in the arena.

While they swap one-liners with rodeo announcer Dr. Lynn Phillips, they also perform the important task of distracting the bulls and keeping them away from the riders.

Bullfighters Muntz, Munsell Will Take Care of Cowboys

Jeremy Muntz — here for his fourth 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 harmís way in the rodeo arena and put his life on the line for a fallen cowboy.

Jeremy is 28 years old and is from Denton, Neb., and has been a PRCA Bullfighter for 2 years.

Jeremy 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.

Wacey Munsell — 2004 & 2006 World Champion Freestyle Bullfighter 2005 & 2006 PBR Dickies National Champion. 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.

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, Kan., with interests in Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer and Ag business management.

Meet This Year’s National Anthem Singers for 101 Wild West Rodeo
Meet this year’s National Anthem singers, beginning with Amanda Dawn Overton on Thursday Night.

Amanda Dawn Overton is the 22 year old daughter of Cliff and Lori Overton of Newkirk. Amanda is currently residing in Ponca city and working full time in Arkansas City, Kan. She is also a dress designer and seamstress. She grew up singing the National Anthem to friends and family at a young age. Amanda has sung in the church choir, and sang the national anthem at hometown sporting events and rodeos for many years now. She loves to sing and is a proud supporter of our great nation. Amanda said “I love singing the national anthem.

Singing has always been something I enjoy doing and getting to sing in front of crowds is great.! Its a way I like to show support for our troops, who fight for us every day.”
Then on Friday night, it will be Lerin Elane Thomas. Lerin Elane Thomas, 17, is a senior at Newkirk High School and enjoys staying very active. Lerin is president of the Newkirk FFA chapter and is a member of the Newkirk Co-Ed Competitive Cheer team, NHS Student Council, Bleacher Creatures 4-H and the Gifted and Talented Students program.

In addition to singing, Lerin enjoys hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends and family and going to the lake. In April, Lerin was selected to the Oklahoma State Convention FFA Chorus and performed at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. She also was chosen to sing a solo as part of the chorale’s performance. Lerin loves singing the national anthem because it’s her way of supporting the troops fighting for our freedoms and “to show my love for this amazing country we live in.”

She is the daughter of Jim Thomas and Sharla Thomas, both of Newkirk.
On Saturday night, the opportunity turns to Anna Bookout.

Anna is a Junior Vocal Performance and Music Education major at Oklahoma City University. She currently studies voice from Dr. William Christensen and formally was a student of Leslie Rardin. Her recent performances include the leading role of Marian in “The Music Man”, and ensemble work in the operas of Elixir of Love and the Tales of Hoffman. She was recently auditioned and attended the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Anna is the daughter of Steve and Regina Bookout and a graduate of Ponca City High School.

Specialty Act: John Payne aka The One Arm Bandit

John S. Payne, the notorious One Arm Bandit, was born to a rancher in the oil rich town of Shidler, on April 19, 1953. Ranch life with four brothers taught John to “Get out of the way or get run over.” John believes “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” and “If there is a will, there is a way.”

What is it like to receive a shock of 7,200 volts? “Super hot.” “It felt like my blood was boiling, and that my brain was going to explode. It felt like a monster was savagely attacking my body.”

The doctors wanted to cut off John’s left leg but he told them; “I can’t ride a horse with one leg, and if I can’t ride a horse I don’t want to live.” The doctors did, however, cut off his right arm below his shoulder.

Despite the massive electrocution, he survived. What hurt the most afterwards was his chest, which had been worked over by his rescuer during CPR. After a mad dash to the Ponca City Hospital, an ER nurse asked John what he was allergic to. While staring death in the face, John wittingly answered “Electricity makes me break-out a bit”, proving his sense of humor was still in tact.

After 5 weeks in the Tulsa burn center, the doctor reported, “No apparent brain damage, but he will be short handed.” So John checked himself out and went home to start breaking a horse he had bought while in the hospital.

In 1975 John took a liking to Judy Crabtree and they married. John and Judy are responsible for what is now the most sought after gang in the rodeo world today, The One Arm Bandit Gang.

His occupations have included: Rancher, Saloon Owner, Gambler, Wild Cattle catcher, and Professional Rodeo Entertainer!

Thanks to family and friends, The One Arm Bandit & Co. has won the prestigious title of PRCA “Specialty Act of the Year” an unprecedented 12 times.

John believes anything can be accomplished through sheer nerve, determination, and the drive to excel in one’s field.

Animals in the show consist of Longhorn-Watusi Steers, Mustangs, Mules, Buffalo. Blackmouth Cur dogs are a very integral part of the training process.

The One Arm Bandit and Company has now taken their legendary act throughout the United States and Canada. This act has been seen at some of the top horse shows and rodeos.

Farewell From Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen 2011

They always say time flies when you are having fun and it sure is true! It does not seem like a full year has gone by since that hand beaded 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen crown was placed on my hat!

It has been a whirlwind of hairspray, lipstick, dirt and lots of sweat that has given me a whole new appreciation for the girls I once thought was not real cowgirls!

I want to express my thanks to EVERYONE who has had a hand in helping me get to where I am today!

First to my amazing queen coordinators that have stepped up and accepted the challenge of helping me fulfill my commitments to the best of my ability and made sure I was on time everywhere I went!

Next to all of my sponsors that have stood behind me and the amazing sport of rodeo!

Then to my friends and family: You all have been amazing! From putting up with me while I was having wardrobe malfunctions, to hauling horses for me, to just being there to remind me to smile while I was driving bobby pins into my head to hold my crown on!

Finally a huge Thank You goes out to all of my fans and fans of the sport of rodeo! Without you guys, our home town, the 101 Wild West Rodeo and any other rodeo for that matter would not be possible! You truly are the reason I continue to smile (even with my bobby pins in my head) and attempt to be the best Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen I can be. I hope I have fulfilled all of my duties to you and made each and every one of you proud!

Once again Thank you to everyone who has been involved and I hope to see you all again down the rodeo trail!

Sincerely yours,
Tara Smith - Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo 2011

Three Queen Contestants Will Vie For the 101 Wild West Rodeo Crown

Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen Contestants will be competing throughout the week for their coveted prize to represent the rodeo in other areas.
Introducing Amber Burch:

My name is Amber Burch. I was born in Ponca City on Dec. 20 of 1996. I have two older sisters named Nikki and Neshia and an older brother named Nathan. I have three nieces named Allie, Kristin, and Brooklyn. I have a nephew named Konner. My parents names are Randy and Dena Burch. My grandparents are June Burch and the late Glenn Burch and Ted and Robin May.

I am entering my sophomore year, where I am an active member in FFA, FCCLA, and the Humanitarian Club. After high school I plan to pursue a degree in anesthesiology. I hope to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University as
a member of their rodeo team.

I am an active member of the Kansas Western Horseman Association and the National Saddle Club Association. I traveled to Verndale, Minn., in 2011 for the NSCA national championships and Blackfoot, Idaho in 2012. I also compete in 4d barrel racing and junior rodeos.

My ultimate goal in life is to make a life long career out of the sport of rodeo and to eventually make it to the National Finals Rodeo.
Introducing Madison Hughes:

Madison Hughes is a 20 year old student at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and she started her rodeo career winning the mutton busting in Nevada’s oldest rodeo.

Madison has moved on to win state quarter horse association championships, qualified several years for American Youth Quarter Horse World and has had the privilege in holding multiple other rodeo queen titles. She holds many state 4-H awards, her FFA American degree, is a certified welder and is pursuing a degree for Ag business and Animal Science. Madison is also a state hunter education instructor and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, singing and her time with family.
Introducing Calli Newman:

Calli Newman resides near Lenapah. She is a native of Vinita where she graduated high school in 2011 as a top scholar. She has worked for Marcotte Veterinary Clinic for four years, and when she is not working she is competing in rodeos. Her favorite event is pole bending and has won two saddles in this event. Her next favorite is “queening.” Her favorite title was won in 2010 as Pawhuska Cavalcade Queen, her other titles include, 2012 Pawhuska Round-Up Club Queen, 2009 Tulsa State Fair Queen, 2007 Will Rogers Memorial Queen, and 2004 CCYRA queen. Calli enjoys working with kids and their horsemanship abilities, and volunteers her time at local queen pageants to host clinics.

Farewell From Jori Claire Cowley, 2011 Princess

I have truly been blessed this year with the awesome title of Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Princess! A dream came true for me when I heard Dr. Lynn Phillips announce my name as Horsemanship winner and Princess winner. I have worked very hard for a long time and have been in many rodeo pageants and all the hard work paid off for me, I will always remember that my first title came from the 101.

As Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Princess, I was able to represent the sport I love so much, rodeo but also I carried with me the rich heritage and traditions of the MIGHTY 101. I understand what that means and I accepted the great
responsibility with pride.

My travels have allowed me to represent the 101 Wild West Rodeo across this great state of Oklahoma. My first appearance was at my hometown rodeo, the 75th Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo in Vinita, Larry Goodno, Foundation President and Regina Goodno, my pageant co-coordinator were introduced at the beginning of the rodeo and I made my princess run, that was a night I will never forget. I traveled to the Prairie Circuit Finals in Weatherford and handed out Halloween candy to rodeo fans, I rode in the Ponca City Christmas Parade, have made many appearances at area PRCA rodeos and other public appearances.

I want to thank all my wonderful sponsors, for my beautiful zebra saddle, matching breast collar, head stall, tooled horsemanship saddle blanket, sash, sash pin, Gist princess buckle, crown, zebra chaps, flowers and princess gifts. The Ponca City community went above and beyond on the great awards; I will always treasure them and wear them proudly.

I want to thank my beautiful Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen, Miss Tara Smith, you are a great lady and it has been a pleasure to represent the 101 with you this year and you have a very nice family.

I have had great support from Foundation President, Larry Goodno and all of the Foundation members, all of you do such a great job keeping the 101 tradition going. Thank you for your hard work and allowing a princess pageant
for the younger cowgirls.

My pageant co-coordinators Shawndra Sheik and Regina Goodno, you ladies are amazing! You both have been a blessing in my life and I thank you.

As I write this farewell I am preparing to carry my title and will represent the 101 Wild West Rodeo at the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Pageant. The 101 will be represented in the princess division and I thank you for allowing me the honor.

And where would a Rodeo Princess be without her family. Thank you for all of your love and support. My parents Alan and Chandy and my brother, Autry, I love you all and thank you for helping me with my reign. My family has so much history with the 101 Wild West Rodeo and the PRCA and it has been an honor to represent and carry on this great history and heritage. It is hard to believe my year is almost over, one year ago I competed with some great princess contestants and now it's time to pass my crown to another cowgirl. Good Luck to all of this year's princess contestants and to the new princess, welcome aboard and we will always be 101 Royalty sisters.

I would like to thank God for my awesome blessing that I will carry with me forever.

Five Princess Contestants for 101 Wild West Rodeo

A total of five contestants will be looking forward to being named Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Princess.
Introducing Paige Nicole Henderson:

Paige Nicole Henderson is the eleven year old daughter of Spike and Karey Henderson. Paige is a fifth grader at Blackwell Elementary School, and a member of the First Christian Church. She has two younger sisters, Hope and Chloe. Paige enjoys riding her horse, Skip, and most recently took Skip to the Native Pride Pony Club summer camp.

Paige loves to ride in parades and compete in various rodeo events with Skip. When Paige isn’t riding, she loves swimming, art, reading, being with friends and Cheerleading.
Introducing Ally Michelle Jennings:

Ally Michelle Jennings is the 12 year old daughter of Cary and Lisa Jennings of Ponca City. She has a little sister named Hannah. She will be a 7th grader at West Middle School in Ponca City.

She is an outgoing, energetic cowgirl who enjoys riding horses, basketball and going to the lake. Ally spends all of her time going to horseshows, playing basketball and she is also trying her hand at training, with her new project, an AQHA yearling gelding.

Her memberships include Superintendents Honor Roll, Western Wranglers 4-H Horse Club, United States Pony Club, American Quarter Horse Youth Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, and Youth Pony of the Americas.

Ally has future plans of being on a college equestrian team while pursuing her teaching degree.
Introducing Kassidy McKee:

My name is Kassidy McKee I am the 12 year old daughter of Justin and Jeannie McKee from Lenapah. My interests include basketball, volleyball and running barrels, I am also involved in choir and my youth group at Cowboy Capitol Fellowship. I spend a lot of my free time helping on our ranch to move and work cattle.
Introducing Trinity Dawn St. Andrews:

Trinity Dawn St. Andrews is the 12-year-old daughter of Brian and Lacy St. Andrews and the oldest of three girls. She resides in Ponca City, and is currently a 7th grader at Newkirk Middle School.

Trinity is an avid barrel racer who also competes in horse show events, including horsemanship and reining classes. She is an active 4-H member of the Western Wranglers 4-H Club and has qualified for Oklahoma State 4-H Horse Show 3 times. When she isn’t practicing or competing you can find Trinity on the basketball court with her fellow Lady Tigers.

Trinity would like to take this opportunity to wish all the 101 Wild West Rodeo competitors
Introducing Sierra Sidlo:

Sierra Sidlo is the 12 year old daughter of Kristy Buck and Edward Sidlo of Ponca City. She is the older sister of Trent Sidlo.

Sierra is a 7th grader at West Middle School in Ponca City. She made the superintendent honor roll and the top 10 reader in her class.

Sierra is a member of the western wrangler. 4H club. Sierra’s 2006 title Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Sweetheart has kept her dreams alive to become the 101 Wild West Rodeo Princess. Sierra embarks upon the saying from 2010 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma “a single smile can touch the heart of many.”

Public Invited To Queen Activities

Rodeo queens will be arriving in Ponca City Wednesday, Aug. 8. 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. 10, 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 Busy B 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. 11, 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 Heartland Western Outfitters 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.

Grand Marshal for 101 Wild West Rodeo Parade

The 101 Wild West Rodeo Parade on Saturday will have as it’s Grand Marshal, Holton and Jane Payne.

Holton Payne was born, April 25, 1927 on the land his grandparents, Hiram Holton and Julia C. Mitchell Payne, had purchased in 1917. Holton’s parents, Virgel Lynn and Dorothy Bush Payne moved there after their marriage in 1920.

As a young boy Holton enjoyed cattle, horses and helping his grandfather. He attended school at Little Beaver, Webb City and finished his last year of high school at Shidler. He drove the school bus his last two years of high school. Growing up he enjoyed calf roping, coon hunting and coyote hunting. His favorite past time now are reading history and playing pitch. He also may be seen at the horse races now and then.

Holton and Betty Jane Harvey were married in the Methodist Church in Kaw City, on July 22, 1945. Jane, as she is usually called, is the daughter of Otho L. and Ruby Irene Owen Harvey, who lived six miles east of Kaw City. Holton and Jane lived a short time on the Harvey farm, Jane’s parents having moved to Hewins, Kansas. Then in 1946 Holton and Jane leased a farm on Beaver Creek and started milking cows by hand and selling the milk to a milk company in Arkansas City, Kansas.

They also raised pigs, cows and chickens. Holton appreciated a good horse, a necessity on a ranch, and so they enjoyed ranch life and continued to live there for the next eleven years. During this time four boys were born, Holton Harvey, Joe Lynn, Bobby Dennis, and John Steven.

In 1956 Holton’s parents, Lynn and Dorothy Payne moved to Newkirk, Oklahoma. Holton and Jane moved to the old Payne farm located seventeen miles east of Newkirk. The large two story house was ideal with the four boys. On June 3, 1964 a fifth boy was born, Al Warren and these five sons grew up and enjoyed farm and ranch life, fishing, hunting and a family game of pitch.

In 1973 the Payne family was forced to sell the home place and the bottom land to the United States Government to make way for the Kaw Lake. This was very heartbreaking. Without the home place they would have to move. Their prayers were answered when Bill McCluskey, the owner of the ranch adjoining the east side of the Payne ranch, called and stated that he wanted to sell his ranch. The McCluskey ranch was purchased in the fall of 1973 and Holton, Jane and the boys
moved there in 1974.

Holton and Jane are now enjoying their 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, all of which live nearby.

Trading Tense Moments For Fun Rodeo Time

Here’s a switch. 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, Michigan, and then he had the pleasure of announcing the PRCA rodeo in Wahoo, Nebraska. Lynn commented, “Traveling is one of the things
I enjoy most about announcing.”

Medicine can’t match his weekend rodeo hobby for excitement, “I still get butterflies before I start announcing,” Phillips smiles, “but unlike years ago, now they fly in formation.”

As long as this announcer is behind the microphone, you will probably never hear the question “Is there a doctor in the house?”

Miss Rodeo Oklahoma 2012 and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess 2012

Proudly representing the Sooner State, Kallie Sue Baker is a 22-year-old resident of Mustang. She is the youngest daughter of Ronnie and Karen Baker and little sister to Reba.

In 2009, Kallie graduated from Mustang High School with National Honor Society honors. She is taking a year off from her studies at Redlands Community College where she is pursuing a business degree to travel all across Oklahoma and the United States. Kallie is also an Independent Senior Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay cosmetics and owns her own photography business; It’s a Sue Thing Photography. Her true passion in life is anything horse related and she loves to barrel race, compete in ranch sorting and ride with the Kerosene Cowgirls Drill Team.

Kallie says it is the biggest honor of her life to spend 2012 representing the state she was born and raised in and the sport that has shaped her into the young woman she is today. Sydney Margaret Wyatt is proud to say she hangs her hat in the small northwestern town of Cherokee. Sydney is the 12-year old daughter of Colby and Niki Wyatt and older sister to 8-year old Gabriel Wyatt.

On July 22, 2011 after three days of competition, including horsemanship, speeches, interviews, written tests and impromptu questions, Sydney was selected to reign as the 2012 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess. She considers it an honor and privilege to represent PRCA and the western lifestyle throughout the Great State of Oklahoma. Sydney plans on using this wonderful opportunity to share with others the positive influences of the family-based sport of rodeo.

Sydney loves competing in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying. Her passion for horses continues with rodeo royalty contests and horse shows. She also enjoys being active in Alfalfa County 4-H and the Cherokee Roundup Club. When not on a horse, you will find Sydney participating on the basketball court or the academic bowl team as well as refining her skills in dance, piano and art.

Sydney is happy to use her title and the endorsements of The Wrangler National Patriot Program and The Folds of Honor Foundation to raise money for the children of fallen Oklahoma National Guard soldiers.

Sydney’s dream is to combine her love of animals and art by becoming a photographer and journalist for National Geographic. She would love to accomplish her education and continue her passion for rodeo by becoming Miss Rodeo Oklahoma and Miss Rodeo America

101 Wild West Rodeo Princess 2011-2012 Jori Cowley Wins 2013 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess Crown!!

Jori Cowley is the 11 year old daughter of Alan and Chandy Cowley of Vinita and holds the title of 2011-2012 Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Princess. Jori took this title to the State Pageant and won the title of 2013 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess. The pageant coronation ceremonies were held Saturday, July 28, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. She took first place in photogenic, horsemanship, personality and appearance categories, second place in the speech category and tied for second on the written test.

She will assume her reign as the 2013 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess January 1, 2013 and will represent the sport of rodeo to fans at Oklahoma rodeos and other events throughout the state during her reign.

Cowley has deep family roots and heritage with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Her late Pa Pa Carl Thomas was a Turtle Member, Rodeo Cowboys’ Association Member and PRCA Member and her dad and mom are retired PRCA Contract Act Members.

She won her first rodeo trophy buckle when she was 3 years old and has gone on to participate in youth rodeos and continues to win titles and awards. She is very active in 4-H where she is the president of the Equine Excellence 4-H Club.

She volunteers with Senior Citizens and her community. She is also an honor student and is very active in her church youth group.

Steer Roping Opens Annual Rodeo

News City Editor

The 101 Wild West Rodeo opens at the 101 Ranch Arena on North Ash Street at West Prospect Avenue at 8 p.m. tonight for a three-night run of regular performances.

The Andrews Rodeo Company of Sammy Andrews, Addielou, Texas, will be in charge of this year’s rodeo as the stock contractor.

Tonight also, is the night designated as TETWP. Are you tough enough to wear pink? If you are, the 101 Rodeo Foundation will donate a dollar for each person entering the gates to the arena to the Breast Cancer Assistance Program Fund
out of Tulsa and $50 for each event winner wearing pink.

However, on Wednesday, the 101 Ranch Arena hosted the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association steer roping, and for the most part on a rather warm, but nearly windless night, the steers had the upper hand.

That’s not saying that when the cowboys did get the task accomplished, that they did it in rather good times. There were a number of “no time” efforts with the steer either getting missed from the lariat of the cowboy or just wouldn’t go down for a tying situation. But in the end, after 35 cowboys had gone through the efforts for two go-rounds, it was an area cowboy and very familiar name to rodeo folks that took home the best effort on two steers. That’s J. Paul Williams of Burbank, who had a 14.2 on the first steer and then followed that with a 12.9 that figured out to be 27.1 on two, and a nice $1,060.83 according to the official money figures of rodeo secretary Jennie Murray of Wellston Okla.

Williams, with the 14.2 also pocketed $265.21 as fourth place in the first go-round. As noted steers had the best go-round just after the gate started flipping open for the runs at 7 p.m. “No Time” was shown on the arena leader board 11 times in the first 13. But Justin McKee of Lenapah did get the job done on the second steer of the night, at 15.5 and then Cody Garnett of Barnsdall topped that at 13.0 on the sixth steer.

It wasn’t until Shorty Garten of Pawhuska on the 14th steer did the cowboys get more than one in a row. Garten got a 16.1 and then Mike Chase of McAlester did it at 12.5 for an early lead of the first go-round on the next steer. Brad Mohon
of Claremore got a 15.7 sandwiched between a pair of “No Time” efforts.

Then, the cowboys were able to get time on the board, almost as many times as the “No Time” showed up. Best for the first go-round was Chase’s 12.5 for $1,060.83 and then Garnett got second money at $795.62. Just ahead of Williams at 14.0 for third place was Landon McClaugherty of Tilden, Texas, for $530.42.

Following a break for redrawing of the steers and the second go-round, and the arena floor getting a smoother track to start it was the first roper out of the box besting all of the first go-round efforts, when Travis Mills of Gillette, Wyo., put the small crowd at the event into a good applause, with a 12.0. That went along with his effort of 21.5 on the final steer of the first go-round and set the stage for a time to shoot at for the rest of those that did have times on steers in the first go.

The 33.5 failed to get any money and oddly, his 12.0, which would have won the first go, didn’t get any return either.

That’s because there were at least four others with times under the 12.0 for the money in the second go-round, including a quick 10.6 for first by Cody Scheck of Ellinwood, Kan., for $1,060.83.

Second went to Bryce Davis of Abilene, Texas, with 11.0 for $795.62 and then a pair of 11.5 times earned $397.81 each accomplished by Vin Fisher Jr. of Abilene, Texas and Cody Lee of Gatesville, Texas.

Following J. Paul Williams of Burbank in the best on two, were Blake Deckard of Eufaula with 14.8 and 14.4 for 29.2 and second money of $795.62; Shorty Garten of Pawhuska with 16.1 and 13.2 for 29.3 and $530.42 and Justin McKee, Lenapah, 15.5 and 14.0 for a 29.5 and $265.21.

Ponca City’s Tyler Mayse had a good 16.9 on the first go, but the steer didn’t cooperate during the second go, for “No Time.”

So, that gets us to the 8 p.m. performance of tonight to start the regular rodeo events of bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping of calves, team roping, girls barrel racing and bull riding.

But rodeo fans will also have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the other festivities that go on, including the Women’s Drill and Grand Entry team; jokes and antics from barrelman Jeff “Slim” Garner, bullfighters Wacey Munsell and Jeremy Muntz and the real specialty act of Shidler’s John Payne as The One Arm Bandit.

Folks will get informed throughout the night by the efforts of Enid’s Dr. Lynn Phillips from the press box as the rodeo announcer and also follow the action on the arena scoreboard, complete with times and scores of the performers.

Other special activity will be seen throughout the rodeo from 101 Wild West Rodeo queen and princess contestant appearances.

That will take folks to the next two nights, as performances also will be held beginning at 8 p.m. Following tonight’s actual performance, will be rodeo slack of extra team ropers, tie-down ropers, steer wrestlers and barrel racers. On Friday after the regular performance, extra local team ropers will get an opportunity to be one of the eight teams that appear for the finals on Saturday.

Saturday, the 101 Wild West Rodeo parade with Grand Marshal being Holton and Jane Payne along Grand Avenue starts at 10 a.m., followed by the Kid’s Rodeo on the Ponca City Library lawn.

Bulls Stubborn in First Night of Rodeo

News City Editor

There were signs that rodeo fans on Thursday would see some high scores come from the final event of the evening. But the bulls were too stubborn.

That’s the way it went at the Thursday night performance of the three-night 101 Wild West Rodeo at the 101 Ranch Arena. A total of 12 bulls were turned out from the chutes with bull riders on their backs. Before the eight-second count could be reached in each effort, bullfighters Wacey Munsell and Jeremy Muntz, had to scramble thrown riders away from those tough bucking animals of the Andrews Rodeo Company.

However, in all of the other competitive events, cowboys and cowgirls did quite well. And that goes also for well over a hundred youngsters during the calf scramble, although only a few were successful in getting the ribbon for the bigger prizes than a gift certificate.

Barrelman Jeff “Slim” Garner provided a couple of rollicking acts during the show, but it was John Payne, the Notorious One-Armed Bandit that wowed the crowd just before the bull riding event. The rough stock of Sammy Andrews, stock contractor, proved every bit as tough with most riders having a problem. There were some scores, but none matched the very first score notched by Heath Ford of Slocum, Texas, who had an 82 on Tomahawk, in the bareback event.

That put him in first place to await the next two nights, tonight and Saturday, to see if it stands. Second at the present time is Kyle Brennecke, of Grain Valley, Mo., with a 79 on Shady Lady.

In the other horse riding event, saddle bronc riders found it a bit tougher, although Cody Anthony of Monahans, Texas, got 79 on Racketeer and that was followed by a 76 turned in by Joe Harper of Goodwell, on War Hawk.

Times from the four timed events of the rodeo, including steer wrestling, tie-down (calf) roping, team roping and girl’s barrel racing, were good. But, following the main performance, extra entrants allowed for slack to be run off and in two of the events, better efforts were recorded, according to stock contractor secretary Jennie Murray.

Fans were thrilled in the steer wrestling by the 4.2 time of Teddy Johnson of Checotah, but that was bested later in the evening in slack by Weston Taylor with a 3.4. And Charlie Howell in slack put a 4.4 on the board to claim third spot for the time being, just ahead of a pair of 4.6s in the main performance by Royce Johnson of Nemaha, Neb. and Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb.

Tyler Garten of Kingman, Kan. had n 8.5 in the tie-down roping for the fans early-on, and that withstood all challenges for the present time. James Berry III of Natchez, Miss., had a 9.3 and then in slack, Jeff Miller had 9.4 which is just a tad better than the 9.8 of Ryan Jarrett, Comanche. Three 10.4 times included Kurt Goulding of Comanche, and in slack, Cody Quaney and Blake Deckard.

A team of Mike Bacon and Joseph Harrison turned the team roping into quite a show during slack, with a 5.5 and that is up front for that event. Jordan Sanders of Odessa, Mo., and JD Holland of Manhattan, Kan., had a 6.2 for second during the regular performance, while John Wayne Giles of Vinita and Jake Folk of Lenapah got the double roping done in 7.8 for the larger crowd.

Next were slack performers Cody Graham and Jason Thompson in with a 10.0 followed by Camish Jennings and Tommy Zuniga with 10.6. Fans cheered Fallon Taylor of Whitesboro, Texas, to a 17.51 and that withstood all other comers, including a bunch in slack . But only two others broke the 18-second mark, with Tracy Nowlin at 17.75 in slack and Sally Young of Micanopy,Fla., with 17.85 for the crowd. There were five that recorded times between 18.29 and 18.35 during slack, so a hundredth of a second counts pretty much.

There are very familiar names to rodeo fans throughout the regular performances of tonight and Saturday that could break into the money rather easily. Then again, they may find it just as tough to compete as those of Thursday night.

Following tonight’s regular performance, slack will be held again, but it will be for local team ropers trying to get into the final eight spots for Saturday’s performance. Fans also got a good look at rodeo queen and princess contestants, as they filtered throughout the night into the crowd, greeting fans and signing autographs and just having fun waving at the fans.

The 101 Wild West Drill Team put on a good show as well, carrying the flags throughout the rodeo at the end of events, and the opening ceremonies.

Don’t forget, the 101 Wild West Rodeo parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday along Grand Avenue, from well west of the railroad tracks to Sixth Street. And then it will be time for the Kid’s Rodeo on the lawn of the Ponca City Library.

Coronation activities will also spice the Saturday night performance for queen and princess contestants.

Lots of Different Action Available at the Rodeo

Action Continues at Wild West Rodeo

News City Editor

Performers for Friday night at the 101 Wild West Rodeo gave rodeo fans a chance to see some really good efforts and changes in the leader board for some of the events.

By the time rodeo announcer Dr. Lynn Phillips of Enid asked “well, rodeo fans, would you like to see some bull riding?” the response was an overwhelming “Yes” with general applause from one of the better crowds in a while. However, it was unlike Thursday’s performance in the bull riding. In fact, bull riders on Thursday were shut out with “no score” from the dozen coming out of the chutes on tough stock from the Sammy Andrews company of Andrews Rodeo Contractors.

But Friday it was a different night. And early on, Trevor Kastner of Ardmore proved that he had the right stuff, riding Hank for an 83. Shortly after that, two others made it through the eight-second count, with 72s. They were a pair of travelers from out of the state in Josh Koschel of Nunn, Colo., and Gumby Wren of Sidney, Iowa.

Despite an 81 by Bill Tutor of Huntsville, Texas, on Jitterbug bronc riding was unable to see new leaders. Tutor’s 81 did come close on Friday, but the best at the present time in the bareback riding is an 82 by Heath Ford of Slocum, Texas.

Friday had a couple of 75s, from Codi Myers of Samnonwood, Texas on Hornet and Colt Bruce of Weatherford, Texas, riding Vodka for the 75. But they are behind the 79 of Kyle Brennecke of Grain Valley, Mo., on Shady Lady.

In saddle bronc riding the lone score was a 65 by Doug Aldridge of Carthage, Mo., on Flaxy and that is down the list as a result of six better scores turned in on Thursday, led by the 79 of Cody Anthony, a Monahans, Texas, cowboy on Racketeer.

There were no new leaders in girl’s barrel racing despite an 18.00 by Kyra Stierwalt, of Leedy. She sits fourth in the running, since there were two on Thursday and another in slack Thursday that broke the 18-second barrier. Best on Thursday was the 17.51 by Fallon Taylor of Whitesboro, Texas and she was the first to ride during the event. Next best came in slack by Tracy Newlin at 17.75 and then Sally Young of Micanopy, Fla., with 17.85. Other good runs on Friday were Lizzy Ehr of Abilene, Texas with 18.22 and Kaylee Etbauer of Gruver, Texas, with 18.23.

Slack on Thursday also had provided the best in team roping when Mike Bacon and Joseph Harrison turned the double trick of header and heeler in 5.5, whereas two other teams did give them a run for the money on Friday. That would be a 5.8 by Shane McLemore of Gracemont, Okla., and Darrel Radacy of Lookeba, Okla., followed by a 5.9 by the team of Jake Kropik of Midway, Texas and heeler Trace Porter of Leesville, La.

Steer wrestlers did jumble the standings however, when Kyle Irwin of Robertsdale, Ala., fashioned a 3.3 (that’s three-point-three seconds)! It topped the 3.4 that had been turned in on slack Thursday by Weston Taylor. Shayde Etherton of Borden, Ind., got the trick done in 3.9 for third ahead of Saturday’s performances and John Kloeckler of Checotah had 4.0. That put him in front of Newkirk’s Stockton Graves who had 4.2 and is tied for fifth with a Thursday performer, Teddy Johnson of Checotah.

In tie-down roping Friday, best time came from Perry Dietz of Alva with 10.3 and that set him fourth behind Thursday’s leader of Tyler Garten of Kingman at 8.5 and James Berry III of Natchez Miss., with 9.3. Also Jeff Miller during slack Thursday had 9.4.

While local team ropers had a tough night on Thursday, with John Oxford and Margie Oxford of Tonkawa getting a 16.0 a team from Ponca City on Friday had 9.8. That was Rusty Rennie and Richard Gott. Other local team ropers were competing late Friday in slack for possible efforts of making up the eight team bracket on Saturday for the coveted prizes from sponsor Osage Casino.

Annual 101 Rodeo Comes to a Close

News City Editor

With the largest crowd of recent years looking on, cowboys and cowgirls in competition at the 101 Wild West Rodeo Saturday night put on quite a show.

However, Thursday and Friday leaders were able to maintain their grips on first place in all of the events. That didn’t spoil the showmanship of the cowboys and cowgirls, as they did disturb the other spots in all of the events except bull

And fans stayed throughout the night, with actual highlight provided by double semitrailer act of John Payne and Amanda Payne, in the One- Armed Bandit Specialty act that used two buffalo and a trio of wild mustangs to the roaring enjoyment of the crowd.

Rodeo fans then did see one bull rider make it through the eight-second count to finish out the rodeo, but not good enough to get into the pay bracket. The 69 recorded by Dillon Blair failed to match the 72s garnered Friday by Josh Koschel of Nunn, Colo., and Gundy Wren of Sidney, Iowa on Good Times and Stratus Bender. They split second and third place money getting $1,050.20 each but that was less than what the champion got. Trevor Kastner of Ardmore had wowed the crowed on the first bull Friday after the “no score” shutout of Thursday by 12 prospective riders. Kastner got an 83 on Hank, and it earned him eventually $1,459.60., as noted from the official secretary figures from Jennie Murray.

Assistant to Murray, Jodi Peterson, had provided other notes from previous nights and Saturday, and were quite helpful throughout the four days of the event, including steer roping on Wednesday, and then the three-night performance.

Sammy Andrews of the Andrews Stock Company certainly did his share of providing the 101 Ranch Foundation led by president Larry Goodno with the best of stock for the four nights.

Getting to the rest of the rodeo, bareback entrants were unable to get into the top listings by the end of the finals, although Jack Kitaif of Church Point, La., had a 74 on Jamboree to nab sixth place for $168.62. Tops for the rodeo in bareback was the 82 by Heath Ford of Slocum, Texas, on Tomahawk for $1,112.92. In the other rough stock part of the rodeo, saddle bronc riders found it tough also to get into the top part. Cody Goertzen of Tuttle had a 69 and that tied him for sixth with Weston Ireland of Sallisaw for $99.75 each. Best for the rodeo however, went to Cody Anthony of Monahans, Texas, with a 79 on Racketeer and that got him $1,316.70.

Rodeo fans had witnessed steer wrestling, tie-down (calf) roping, and team roping from the cowboys, but they got a real chance to cheer when the girl’s barrel racing was going on Saturday. Like the cowboys, none topped the leader board at 17.51 by Fallon Taylor of Whitesboro, Texas, for a total of $1,080.29, but there were some that did fit into the prize money.

Best of the night was a 17.75 by Andrea Wolf, of Decatur, Texas, for a tie with Tracy Nowlin of Nowata, for second and third, each getting $848.80. Kristie Riley of Karney, had an 18.00 and that earned her the same as Kyra Stierwalt of Leedey, for fifthand sixth place money at 4462.98 each and then Jeannie McKee of Lenapah fashioned an 18.10 for seventh, getting $308.65.

Ricky D. Riley of Carney showed how to accomplish the steer wrestling in really quick time. He did it in 4.1, but was almost a full second down from the winner, Kyle Irwin of Robertsdale, Ala., who had 3.3 on Friday and finished on top for
$1,563.46. Riley’s 4.1 was fifth for $485.21.

Saturday’s best in tie-down roping was Roger Branch of Perkins and he did it in 10.4 but that was good enough for a four-way tie for sixth place, and the four got $70 each. Tyler Garten of Kingman, Kan., had the best in tie-down for the rodeo, with an 8.5 and that got him $1,625.45.

Team-ropers Tim Victory of Chelsea and Sawyer M. Barham of Barnsdall fashioned a quick 5.7 and that earned second place in the rodeo for $1,382.25 each behind the winners of Mike Bacon, Boswell and Joseph Harrison of Overbrook,
who had a sizzling 5.5 for $1,670.22 each.

Local team ropers Tyler Coleman and George Henry, of Morrison, who had 8.2 in leading the eight pairs of ropers to the finals on Saturday. Then they put a 9.0 on the board, that went to 14.0 when the heeler got just one of the hind legs. It was still good enough for a two-go time of 22.2, just ahead of the 24.0 over Rusty Rennie and Richard Gott of Ponca City. So, Coleman and Henry carried out the bright new saddles provided by sponsor of the event, Osage Casino.

During coronation ceremonies Saturday, Madison Hughes, 20-year-old student at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, was named 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen.

Ponca Citian Ally Jennings was named 2012 Wild West Rodeo Princess. The 12-year-old is a seventh grader at West Middle School.

101 Wild West Rodeo Results

Bareback Riding
1. Heath Ford, Slocum, Texas, 82, on Tomahawk, $1,112.92.
2. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, 81, on Jitterbug, $843.12.
3. Kyle Brennecke, Grain Valley, mo., 79, on Shady Lady, $607.05.
4-5. Codi Myers, Samnonwood, Texas, 75, on Hornet, $320.38.
4-5. Colt Bruce, Weatherford, Texas, 75, on Vodka, $320.38.
6. Jack Kitaif, Church Point, La., 74, on Jamboree, $168.62.

Steer Wrestling
1. Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 3.3, $1,563.46.
2. Weston Taylor, Perryton, Texas, 3.4, $1,293.90.
3. Shayde Etherton, Borden, Ind. 3.9, $1,024.34.
4. John Kloeckler, Checotah, 4.0, $754.77.
5. Ricky D. Riley, Carney, 4.1, $485.21.
T-6. Teddy Johnson, Checotah, 4.2, $134.78.
T-6. Stockton Graves, Newkirk, 4.2, $134.78.

Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Cody Anthony, Monahans, Texas, 79, on Racketeer, $1,316.70.
2. Joe Harper, Goodwell, 76, on War Hawk, $997.50.
3-4. Tol Cawley, Crockett, Texas, 75, on Strike Force, $598.50.
3-4. Tate owens, Rockdale, Texas, 75, on Tango, $598.50.
5. Zach Vickers, Iowa Park, Texas, 71, on Pathfinder, $179.30.
T-6. Weston Ireland, Sallisaw, 69, on Borrowed Money, $99.75.
T-6. Cody Goertzen, Tuttle, 69, on Rusty, $99.75.

Tie-Down Roping
1. Tyler Garten, Kingman, Kan. 8.5, $1,625.45.
2. James Berry III, Natchez, Miss., 9.3, $1,345.20.
3. Jeff Miller, Blue Mound, Kan.,9.4, $1,064.95.
4. Ryan Jarrett, Coanche, 9.8, $784.70.
5. Perry Dietz, Alva, 10.3, $504.45.
T-6. Kurt Goulding, Comanche, 10.4, $70.06.
T-6. Roger Branch, Perkins, 10.4, $70.06.
T-6. Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan., 10.4, $70.06.
T-6. Blake Deckard, Eufaula, 10.4, $70.06.

Team Roping
1. Mike Bacon, Boswell and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, 5.5, $1,670.22 each.
2. Tim Victory Chelsea and Sawyer M. Barham, Barnsdall, 5.7, $1,362.25 each.
3. Shane McLemore, Gracemont and Darrel Radacy, Lookeba, 5.8, $1,094.28 each.
4. Jake Kropik, Midway, Texas and Trace Porter, Leesville, La., 5.9, $806.31 each.
5-6. Ethan Ryan McDowell, Mooreland and Chase Johnson Alva, 6.0, $403.16 each.
5-6. Joe H. Macoubrie, Alva and Dawson McMaster, Alva, 6.0, $403.16 each.

Girl’s Barrel Racing
1. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, 17.51, $1,080.29.
2-3. Andrea Wolf, Decatur, Texas, 17.75, $848.80.
2-3. Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, 17.75, $848.80.
4. Sally Young, Micanopy, Fla., 17.85, $668.75.
5-6. Kyra Stierwalt, Leedey, 18.00, $462.98.
5-6. Kristie Riley, Karney, 18 00, $462.98.
7. Jeannie McKee, Lenapah, 18.10, $308.65.
8. Lizzy Ehr, Abilene, Texas, 18.22, $205.77.
9. Kaylee Etbauer, Gruver, Texas, 18.23, $154.33.
10. Sara Withers, Paris, Texas, 18.29, $102.88.

Bull Riding
1. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, 83, on Hank, $1,459.60.
2-3. Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., 72, on Good Times, $1,050.20.
2-3. Gumby Wren, Sidney, Iowa, 72, on Stratus Bender, $1,050.20.


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