101 Wild West Rodeo Aug. 9-11
Will Have New Stock Contractor
dates for the 2007 edition of the 101 Wild West Rodeo will be Aug.
9-11, one week earlier than usual. The dates for the rodeo is not
the only thing new this year, this year's rodeo will be introducing
Sammy Andrews, a new stock contractor to the Ponca City rodeo scene.
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 Runner-up 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.
Fort 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 throughout 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.
Month Away - OLD PROTECTIVE fencing is removed Saturday at
the 101 Rodeo Arena in preparation for new steel fence panels to be
installed prior this year's edition of the annual 101 Wild West
Rodeo. The rodeo is scheduled one week earlier this year, from Aug.
9-11. Slack begins Aug. 8. Pulling up the old fence posts are Ray
Ball, left, and Shannon Chambers, both committee members of the 101
Ranch Rodeo Foundation.
Phone Entries in Thursday
Night for Two Rodeo Events
Two special events will be available for area cowboys and ranch
hands during the 101 Wild West Rodeo Aug. 9-11. But they will have
to be on their toes, as entries for each of the events, amateur team
roping and amateur ranch bronc riding must be phoned in.
Entries must be phoned on Thursday, July 26,
only at 580-765-2980 between 8 and 9 p.m. Entry fees may be paid on
Thursday, Aug. 2, Friday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. All entry fees and proof of age and residence are due no
later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Rodeo Office, located at
the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce, 420 East Grand Avenue.
The Amateur Team Roping event to be held at the 101 Wild West Rodeo
is a feature that began a few years ago and is sponsored by Kaw
Nation South Wind Casino Trophy Saddles. New saddles will be awarded
to the winning team on two head. Trophy breast collars will be
awarded to the second place team on two head.
Eight teams will participate each of the
three nights of the Rodeo, Aug. 9-11, with the first callers getting
their night of choice. The remaining teams will participate in slack
on Wednesday night. The top eight teams of the first two nights will
be competing Saturday night in the finals.
Eligibility includes that teams entering live within a 60-mile
radius of Ponca City, and be 18 years of age or older and not
carrying a PRCA card or permit. Western attire, including boots,
long sleeve shirt and hat (no ball caps) are required.
In the event of a tie for the saddles, a
rope-off on one head and fastest time will determine the winner
following Saturday night's performance.
The Amateur Ranch Bronc Riding event will be
held at the 101 Wild West Rodeo again at this year's rodeo and is
sponsored by 7 Clans Paradise Casino.
Five individuals will participate each of the three nights of the
Rodeo, Aug. 9-11, with the first callers getting their night of
choice. The remaining teams will participate in slack on Wednesday
Qualifications include that the first 15
individuals registering will be the only ones accepted, with the
cost being $25 entry fee per person. Ride as ride can, stock saddles
only, additional ground rules will be announced. $300 added prize
Late entries for Ranch Bronc will be taken
one hour prior to each night's performance at the Rodeo Arena, if
space is still available.
From The Chairman Larry
I would like to welcome you and your family as the 48th annual 2007
edition of the 101 Wild West Rodeo unfolds. As always the directors
of the 101 Wild West Rodeo was designed to bring area neighbors and
communities together for fellowship and entertainment, so enjoy
yourself and take time to visit with those around you.
As we approach the Centennial for the State
of Oklahoma we need to reflect on the community we call home. Our
community is imbedded in so many ways in the making of Oklahoma
history. We as a foundation continue to make sure that we
incorporate that philosophy as we plan for each and every rodeo.
Thanks to each and every one of you for
being such great supporters of our 101 Wild West Rodeo n with your
help, the tradition continues.
Thursday Night Is Pink Night
Are you tough enough to wear pink? The 101 Wild West Rodeo will
start a new tradition this year 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.
Three-Night 101 Wild West
Rodeo Is This Week
The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be making a three-night performance run
in Ponca City this year. It all begins on Thursday running through
However, for the sturdy rodeo fan, a lot of action will also take
place on Wednesday night. That's the time, at 6 p.m., when steer
ropers will enter the arena and complete two go-rounds of
competition and then the extra numbers of rodeo slack will get their
shots in tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.
Performances are at 8 p.m. nightly for the
main rodeo Thursday through Saturday at the 101 Ranch Arena. This
year’s rodeo is an Oklahoma Centennial recognized event. The arena
is 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
The 2007 Rodeo will mark the 48th 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
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
But the rodeo returned to the Ponca City
scene, when the Ponca City Cherokee Strip Rodeo Committee came up
with the idea of having a rodeo during the Cherokee Strip
Celebration in September 1960. By 1962 the financial success of the
Cherokee Strip Rodeo proved that people wanted the return of a show
similar to the 101 Ranch Wild West Show.
The present bleachers and chutes were
constructed in 1962; however additional improvement in chute heaven
and the press box have made the rodeo arena a top notch attraction.
The 2003 rodeo brought back to Ponca City the "Rodeo of the Year"
prize from the three-state Prairie Circuit, which includes all
Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeos in Oklahoma, Kansas and
Nebraska. The 2007 rodeo will attempt to bring the "Rodeo of the
Year" prize back to Ponca City again.
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 seventh year as president, contracts with a number of
interesting one act exhibitions for the three-night stand.
Other foundation officers include Darrel Dye
as vice president; Darleanna Wamecke as secretary and Shawndra Sheik
The official rodeo dance will be held
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights following the performances at
the Rockin' Horse Country Dance Club, north of Ponca City. Are you
tough enough to wear pink? The 101 Wild West Rodeo will start a new
tradition this year with the implementation of a Tough Enough To
Wear Pink? night. Thursday evening's performance will be designated
as 'Pink Night'.
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
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.
Serving as Barrelman this year is Bert
Davis, (better known as) "The Coppertown Clown". Bert Davis brings
33 years as a rodeo performer with experience including bullfighter,
clown, barrelman and specialty act. He has an interactive style that
holds something for everyone. The Bullfighters will be Scotty
Spencer and Wacey Munsell, these two bullfighters are new this year
to the 101 Wild West Rodeo scene but neither are new to the sport of
The official crowning of the 101 Rodeo Queen is immediately
following the Grand Entry at the Saturday night performance.
Reigning queen, Kallie Sue Baker of Mustang, 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
"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 the 101 Ranch Old-timers Association.
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
National Anthem Singers
- Cerena Chaney is 10 years old and a 5th grader at Ponca City
Christian Academy. A Principal's Honor Roll student, Cerena has
studied private voice and piano for 5 years; dance for 7 years; and
gymnastics for 7 years, presently performing in Junior Dance Company
and on the Show Team.
Having entered pageant and talent
competitions in four states, she has won over 90 trophies and has
held numerous titles, including local "Little Miss Rodeo”, "Tiny
Miss Kaw Lake”, "Little Miss Kaw Lake”, and "Young Miss” Kaw Lake".
However, Cerena says she most enjoys helping the other contestants.
Also a drama enthusiast, she has
played the part of "Kate" in the Ponca Playhouse production
of "Annie" and was recently a court jester in their
production of "Cinderella".
The daughter of Danny and Candy
Chaney of Kaw City, Cerena loves to go swimming, have fun
with friends and grandparents, and live by her motto of "JOY!": Jesus
first; Others second; and
- Debbie Boles Loughridge began her
entertainment career in college where she was a featured
vocalist with the Northern Oklahoma College show group "The
Roustabouts". Since then she has appeared as the lead singer in
various groups in north central Oklahoma and southern Kansas.
Debbie was also a regular performer on "The Music of the
Midwest" TV show which aired on "RFD TV' on The Dish Network.
Her musical abilities cover gospel, country and western, rhythm
and blues, and the music of the big bands. Debbie is asked to
open numerous events and rodeos with the National Anthem
including the opening performance of the 2005 Prairie Circuit
Finals Rodeo at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma. In additional
to her vocal work, she also assists her husband, Stan in their
professional audio business, S & D Music and Sound Productions.
Night - Ryan Smykil is a professional actor, singer, and recording artist. He
has spent the last several years on-stage in the Denver area
where he has appeared in several productions including "Miss
Saigon," "Cats," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Titanic." Ryan has
also recorded several new musicals and appears on more than 10
CDs. In addition, he has also been a member of the nationally
recognized, Fort Collins based a capella band Curious Gage. Ryan
now lives in the Newkirk area with his family.
101 Wild West Rodeo Parade
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
The 101 Ranch Old Timers Association.
The Rodeo Parade Committee Chairman Shannon
Chambers is looking for participants for this year's parade. If you
are interested in being a participant in the parade or you would
like more information contact Shannon Chamber 580-765-9782 or Tim
Blanton at 580-765-2482, if no answer please leave a message.
The eighth annual Kid's rodeo will be held
immediately following the main parade, at the Ponca City Library
Youngsters Have Opportunity
At Eighth Annual Kid's Rodeo
All you rootin' tootin' cowboys and cowgirls are invited to come
join the fun at the eighth annual kid's rodeo to be held right after
the parade, approximately at 11 a.m. Saturday, on the lawn of the
Ponca City Library.
Events will include:
In The Street (Grand Avenue) Music by Don Long and the "Longshot
Gang" sponsored by ConocoPhillips, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Native American Dancers sponsored by ConocoPhillips, 11:30 a.m.
On-going events on the Library and Civic
Hoppy Horse Corral sponsored by ConocoPhillips, Stick Horse Flag
Race sponsored by the Library, Musical Hay Bales sponsored by
Friends of the Library, Money in the Hay sponsored by Eastman
Also, there's Horse Beanbag Toss sponsored
by Friends of the Library, Mechanical Bull Rides sponsored by Ward's
Air Conditioning Inc., Rodeo Queens Autographs sponsored by the 101
Rodeo Foundation, Pony Rides sponsored by the 101 Rodeo Foundation.
Oh yes, there's the Cow Patty Throw
sponsored by the Library, Dummy Roping sponsored by the Library,
Face Branding sponsored by Friends of the Library, Cactus Hat Throw
sponsored by ConocoPhillips.
You'll have a chance at getting Trick Roping
Instructions sponsored by Friends of the Library. And there will be
a Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the Library (lots of children's
books). The 101 Ranch Picture Display sponsored by 101 Ranch
Collectors will be available and Children's Fingerprinting at the
corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue.
Drinks and Ice are furnished by:
Albertson's, Quality Water, Walgreen's, Ponca City Discount Foods, &
United. Tank Provided by: Tractor Supply.
Sponsors include: ConocoPhillips, Eastman
National Bank, Ponca City Rodeo Foundation, RBC Bank Pioneer, Wards
Air Conditioning, and Wells Plumbing.
Public Is Invited To Queen
Activities Including Luncheon
Rodeo queens will be arriving in Ponca City Thursday, Aug. 9.
Several queens' activities are scheduled and the public is invited
A luncheon will be held at the Ponca
Townsite Company, located at 116 North Fourth Street, 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 includes 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. 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 Corral West
Saturday afternoon and at each nightly performance of the
Queen coronation will be held after the
grand entry at Saturday's rodeo performance.
Rodeo Announcer Plays a Key
Role In Rodeo Success
One of the most vocal partners in the success of any rodeo is that
of the rodeo announcer and back this year with one of the top
announcers in the field. Dr. Lynn Phillips, of Enid, is an
anesthesiologist, a rancher and an award winning announcer, who
keeps the crowd engaged and the event moving from the first moment
to the very last for the 101 Wild West Rodeo.
Phillips is no ordinary announcer. He brings
over 37 years of veteran announcing experience into the arena of
Quail Dobbs, one of pro rodeo's funniest
clowns, perhaps most accurately describes the key to Lynn Phillips
announcing success as being the fact that "this man was vaccinated
with a Victrola needle."
Indeed. Few would argue. The smooth and
entertaining announcing style of Phillips has carried his career to
the National Finals Rodeo, the National Circuit Finals Rodeo, the
Old Timers National Finals Rodeo, the Women's National Finals Rodeo,
AQHA World Show, and Area Reigning Horse Futurity.
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
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. 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?"
Reigning Queen Comes From
Your reigning Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen, Kallie Sue Baker,
comes from Mustang. The 17 year old resides on the family farm with
her parents Ronnie and Karen Baker and Sister Reba.
While traveling to rodeos and other horse
events consume most of Kallie's time, she also has many other
activities. She enjoys team sorting with her dad and sister, barrel
racing, pole bending, and riding with the Freedom Riders 4-H drill
She is an active member of the Heart of
Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association, American Barrel Racers
Association, and the Tri-K Barrel Race where she won the 4-D
champion buckle this year.
As a sophomore at Mustang High School,
Kallie is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and
Kallie Sue is very excited to represent the
101 Rodeo Foundation at the 2008 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen Pageant
and at various rodeos and parades across Oklahoma. It has been a
lifelong dream for Kallie to hold this particular rodeo queen title,
and she knows that it would not be possible without all of the
pageant sponsors, her personal sponsors, and her family. She would
also like to thank the Rodeo Foundation and a special thanks to Dr.
Tim Blanton for all of his hard work, dedication, and support.
Meet This Year's Barrelman
Take a group of trained animals, a wacky sense of humor and a clown
barrel... stir in a large rodeo crowd ... and what do you get??
Definitely the perfect ingredients for a zany performance by Bert
Davis, better known as the Coppertown Clown.
Davis has 28 years as a rodeo performer.
Rodeo bullfighter at age 16, working with senior clowns/bullfighters
in their acts, then performing as a clown and bullfighter alone
Davis has culminated as an award winning Comedy Barrel Clown and
Specialty Act working rodeos, bull ridings, and special events in 30
states and three provinces in Canada with animal and comedy acts.
His personal experience includes:
Bullfighter, Clown, Barrel man, and Specialty Act, Rodeo
Stock/Productions/Arena Truck Driver, Rodeo Finals Director, Year
End Awards Director, Bull riding Event Producer, Bull riding Judge,
and Rodeo labor List, and senior PBR productions crew member.
Davis has been a member of various rodeo
associations including Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association,
California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Associations, Canadian Pro Rodeo
Association, British Columbia Rodeo Association, International
Professional Rodeo Association, Northwest Professional Rodeo
Association, California High School Rodeo Association, National
Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, Professional Bull Riders
Association, Hispanic Rodeos, Wild West Shows, Senior Pro Tours,
Bull ridings, Junior Rodeos, and Special Events.
Achievements include Youngest PRCA Rodeo Clown in the Nation at age
16, 1974; IPRA Western Region Finals-Clown-Barrel man - 1991, 1992,
1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998; CCPRA Finals-Clown-Barrel man - 1992,
1993, 1994, 1995, 1998; NPRA Finals-Clown-Barrel man - 1993, 1999;
CCPRA Clown of the Year - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997; IPRA
Western Region Clown of the Year - 1992, 1993, 1994; IPRA Western
Region-Contract Act of the Year - 1993, 1994; Junior Grand
Nationals-Clown-Barrel man - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997; PBR Bud Light
Cup-Series-Barrel man - 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002;
Trans America Investment Company Photo Shoot - 1997; IFR28 Contract
Acts Showcase-Comedy Champion, 3rd in Dress and Barrel man - 1998;
PRCA Gold Card Member-Age 40 - 1998; PRCA Sierra Circuit
Finals-Barrel man and Specialty Act - 1998; Bull riders Mania Hall
of Fame-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 1999; PRCA Prairie Circuit
Finals-Barrel man and Specialty Act - 1999; PRCA National Finals
Rodeo-Opening Ceremonies Specialty Act Performer - 2000; PRCA
Columbia River Circuit Finals-Barrel man and Specialty Act - 2001;
IPRA Northeast Region Finals-Clown-Barrel man and Specialty Act -
2001; National Geographic's "Dogs with Jobs" documentary and 2002
Mountain States Circuit Finals Clown & Specialty Act - 2002.
Not much can throw a funnyman who has faced
rampageous bulls on a daily basis for the past 28 years. What keeps
this extremely courageous and hilariously talented performer going
those millions of miles comes from the heart. Garth Brooks sings
"it's the roar of the Sunday crowd" on Rodeo. But for Bert Davis, it
is the roar of any crowd.
Enjoy Bert's interactive style and his
ability to touch every member of the crowd from juniors to seniors
and from first time spectators to veteran fans. The Coppertown
Clown's acts hold something from everyone. So, relish and witness
one of the nation's most talented, experienced funnymen in the
business. You'll be glad you did!!!
Meet This Year's Bullfighters
Spencer was raised in Mesquite, Texas, he has been in the
arena as a contestant riding bulls, and now providing cowboy
protection. When he was riding bulls, one of his traveling partners
was World Champion Bull Rider Mall Austin. Some places that they
went to there were no bullfighters there, so he began stepping in.
Being able to influence a bull to turn back as well as using his
athleticisms by stepping in putting himself between the bull and
rider, protecting each contestant is why he does what he does now.
Scotty loves the feeling and his job and has
been fighting bulls now nine years professionally. He is a
cardholder to numerous associations as a bullfighter like the
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), Professional Bull
Riders (IPBR), Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA),
Championship Bull Riding (CBR), National Senior Professional Rodeo
Association (NSPRA) and several others. In one year I traveled and
worked in a total of 18 states spanning from South Dakota, Texas,
Florida, and to New York. Traveling more than 50,000 miles working
97 performances in a calendar year is on illustration of my work
Scotty is a family man and a proud father of
a little girl named Maggie Sue. Maggie Sue is his baby girl and the
light of his life. She provides him with the inspiration and even
more motivation to do better. Scotty and Maggie Sue love being in
the outdoors together spending quality time.
Rodeo Accomplishments Include:
PRCA Great Lakes Circuit
Finals - 2006
CPRA Finals - 2005-2006
Rodeo - 2005- 2006
Texas Youth Bull Rider's
Finals - 2004
National Senior Pro
Rodeo Finals - 2003
American Jr. Rodeo
Association Finals - 2003
Pro Youth Rodeo
Association Finals - 2000-2004
Lone Star High School
Rodeo Association Finals - 1999-2002
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.
At 20 years old he already has 7 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.
PBR Dickies National
Champion Freestyle Bullfighter
World Champion Freestyle
California Rodeo Salinas
Champion Freestyle Bullfighter
National Western Stock
Show & Rodeo Bullfighter
Elk City Rodeo of
Top O' Texas Rodeo
Beef Empire Days PRCA
Rodeo Teen From Alva
Lauren Heaton is Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen 2007.
Oklahoma born and bred and excited to be
your 2007 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen is Lauren Heaton on Alva. Her
parents, Trent and Melissa Heaton, along with her brothers, Lance
and Landon are proud of her and her accomplishments.
It is such an honor to represent the sport
of Rodeo, which she and her brothers have enjoyed together since
their childhood. Her family has been farming and ranching the land
in Woods County since the Land Run of 1893, therefore adding to the
privilege of representing not only the sport of Rodeo, but her home
community as well.
While rodeoing is in her blood, she also
enjoys dancing with CH Dance Competition Troupe and Electric Gold
Show Choir, being President of the Alva High Rodeo Team, competing
as a member of the varsity track team, being Treasurer of her
sophomore class, and competing with her FFA chapter.
She is also active with the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, Student Council, Speech & Drama Club, Key Club
and her church youth group. Lauren is looking forward to a year
filled with opportunities to share her love of Rodeo and the State
Miss Oklahoma Rodeo
Lauren Holt is Miss Oklahoma Rodeo 2007.
She is a resident of Pauls Valley and earned
the distinct honor of becoming Miss Oklahoma Rodeo on Aug. 5, 2006.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree on Dec. 16, 2006,
from Texas A&M University.
Lauren is a fifth generation cattle raiser
who grew up involved in all aspects of the family's cow/calf
operation. She has been an active rodeo competitor since age seven,
winning numerous saddles and buckles in barrel racing, pole bending,
and goat tying.
Lauren's mission is to use her knowledge and
rodeo experience to educate the public and raise the awareness level
about professional rodeo and its related industries.
She would like to encourage our Oklahoma
youth to remember the importance of keeping our western heritage
alive and flourishing, and how valuable agriculture is in our
101 Wild West Rodeo Queen
Competition 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 two contestants for the 101 Wild West Rodeo
Queen. They include Tanya Lynn Bradley and Calie Jo Sebor.
Lynn Bradley is a 19 year old home grown cowgirl from
She is the daughter of Wade and
Terri Bradley of Newkirk. Tanya graduated from Newkirk High
school in 2006. While in school she was active in the FFA,
National Honor Society, and Stepp Up.
She now attends Cowley County
Community College where she completed her EMT in the fall of
2006 and now is enrolled in the paramedic program. Once she
has finished with her paramedic she plans to attend college
to become a veterinary tech.
In her spare time she enjoys
riding her horse, hunting, fishing, camping, being on the
farm, doing volunteer EMS work, and going to church. Tanya
is the 2006 Sedan, Kan., first runner-up, 2007 Newkirk first
runner-up, and 2007 Newkirk Miss Congeniality.
Jo Sebor is the 17 year old daughter of Greg and
She will be attending Newkirk
High School this year as a senior. She has been an active
member of 4-H and FFA since the age of 9. Competitive by
nature Calie enjoys many forms of competition, speech
contests, campaigning for a 4-H, FFA or School office, and
livestock judging just to name a few.
Rodeo and queen pageants have
become her current passion. Her love of horses and rodeo
make it a natural choice.
Our queen's competition offers a wealth of
gifts and prizes, including a handmade, hand tooled queen's saddle
valued well over $1,200.
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 40 percent on horsemanship, 30 percent on
public speaking, 15 percent each on appearance and 15 percent on
personality. The coronation will be during Saturday's performance.
TO THE RODEO for their fifth year is the 101 Wild West Rodeo
Women's Drill and Grand Entry Team. Organized by Janie Campbell,
this array of talented and spirited women will be leading the grand
entry each night. They will be displaying talented horsemanship in
flag bearing and synchronized routines.
This year's team Front Row, left to right,
is Lynn Curfman, Lezlee Locke and Team Captain Janie Campbell. Back
Row, left to right, is Karen Ingels, Jan Snyder, Susie Powell,
Rhonda Bennett and Diane Lockhart.
HAY BALES are unloaded at the 101 Rodeo
Arena late Monday afternoon by Macom Cline (left) and Tyson Morton.
The 101 Wild West Rodeo begins with slack events at 6 p.m. Wednesday
with full rodeo operation running 8 p.m. each night Thursday through
Saturday. The rodeo parade downtown begins at 10 a.m. Saturday
followed by the kids rodeo on Grand Avenue between Fifth and Sixth
Rodeo Kicks Off Tonight
No need to turn to the television tonight and see if Barry Bonds can
break the record of most home runs in a career. He did it Tuesday.
So now that allows any rodeo fan, and especially those who want to
see steer roping, and much more, the opportunity tonight at 6 p.m.
when the 101 Wild West Rodeo presents that event along with slack in
three other timed events.
Action takes place at the 101 Ranch Arena under the direction of the
Andrews Rodeo Company as contracted by the 101 Rodeo Foundation for
this year's rodeo. The arena is located west of North Ash Street and
south of West Prospect Avenue, and fans will be able to enter
tonight's action from the east entrance.
When the regular three-night performance begins Thursday, the west
entrance will also be open.
But tonight, there will be steer roping for two rounds prior to
slack in tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. From 6
p.m., to whatever time, that should give the die-hard fans all they
want to see as far as timed events.
Are you tough enough to wear pink?
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
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 will donate $50 for
each event winner who is wearing pink.
Besides Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at the 101 Ranch
Arena at 8 p.m. each night, there is a big parade on Saturday in
downtown Ponca City along Grand Avenue from west of the railroad
tracks to Sixth Street and then immediately (probably around 11
a.m.) the kid's rodeo activities and other activities in the 500
block of East Grand Avenue, primarily on the lawn of the Ponca City
There will be a coronation of the 101 Wild West Rodeo queen for 2007
following the grand entry on Saturday night. Two contestants are
vying for that spot and will have been involved in a number of
activities throughout the three days. They are Tayna Lynn Bradley
and Calie Jo Sebor, both from Newkirk.
THE 101 WILD West Rodeo arena at Ash and Prospect is
watered down in preparation for tonight's roping and slack events
which begin at 6 p.m. In the background can be seen the electronic
scoreboard raised high for audience viewing.
Plenty of Action in First Night of Rodeo
Once everything got into place following the Grand Entry of the
opening night of the 48th annual 101 Wild West Rodeo Thursday fans
got some real treats on "Are You Tough Enough To Wear Pink?" night.
Through the sound system as provided by Stan Loughridge, who has
been doing the 101 for five years now, fans had been drawn to the
101 Ranch Arena bleachers for what announcer Dr. Lynn Phillips said
was to be truly a memorable year for the 101 Rodeo Foundation.
Loughridge, who's wife Debbie will be singing the National Anthem
tonight, has been utilizing heavy equipment to bring rodeo music to
the ears of rodeo goers in all parts of the United States for some
time. Dr. Phillips too has been around and kept the fans informed
throughout the night as he always does with what one barrelman in
the country termed "the man born with a Victrola needle" stuck in
The Grand Entry was led by the 101 Wild West Drill Team, a group of
eight gal riders carrying various flags of the rodeo and sponsors
for the Andrews Rodeo Company. They also included Armed Forces
tributes to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines, as
well as those Missing In Action or Prisoners of War. The singing of
the National Anthem on Thursday was by 10-year-old fifth grader of
Ponca City Christian Academy, Cerena Chaney, in the arena.
But the fans came to see the first night of the three regular
performances including bareback riding all the way through bull
riding, with steer wrestling, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding,
team roping and girls barrel racing in between. And whether it was
the first event or the last or any in between, they got quite a
treat with some great scores and times for the performers in tonight
and Saturday's performances to attempt at overcoming.
Take for instance that very first event, bareback riding, when Luke
West of Marshall, Mo., rode to the score of a 74 and that may be
pretty tough to beat tonight or Saturday. Tim Wilkinson of Fort
Scott, Kan., had received a 73 and Brian Leddy of Leeday, Okla., had
a 72 with the fourth best score presently being a 68 by Monty
Goodwin, of Weatherford, Okla.
During the rough stock riding, the crowd got a treat each event from
Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown as the barrelman and counterparts,
bullfighters Scotty Spencer and Wacey Munsell. They kept the stock
from getting to the contestants after the ride or inability to ride,
and had several close calls in doing so. Well done guys!
Probably the most hotly contested event came in the saddle bronc
riding during the middle of the program. Brad Pierce of Snyder,
Texas, did his stuff with an 82 to open the event but late in the
action came a fellow from Weatherford, Okla., Andrew Counts, who
also rode to an 82 score. Both of those were better than the 80 by
Weston Ireland of Sallisaw and 73 by Bobby Griswold of Geary.
Only three bull riders were able to maintain the eight-second ride,
but paid the price so to speak, being yanked and tossed about.
Brandon Reynolds of Pike Road, Ala., had an 80 which was well up on
Sam Hogg of Odessa, Texas, who had 71 and Greg Potter of Whitt,
Texas, with a 68.
Not to be outdone, steer wrestlers really did some great
"bulldogging" as noted by Casey Martin of Sulpher, La., who had a
4.3. But he had a 4.1 the night before in slack only to see that go
to 14.1, getting out of the chute too quickly, and that put his
average "out of the money" at 18.4.
However, there were three others that will give other steer
wrestlers quite an effort to overcome, including Newkirk's Stockton
Graves, who put a 6.4 on the board to go with a slack time of 4.6
for an 11.0. That's only third best after the totals were rung up
following a 5.6 by Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., to go with a
5.2 for 10.8 and the 5.2 by Rodney Burks of Benton, Ark., on
Thursday going with a 5.7 for 10.9.
Local Ranch Bronc Riding efforts, in an event sponsored by Paradise
Casino, saw only two complete the ride, Chris Potter with a 75 and
Clayton Casebolt for a 69.
Despite girl barrel racing being next-to-last in the events of the
rodeo, the final rider of the night, June Holeman, Arcadia, Neb.,
posted the best time in 16.95 and that's fast compared to many
others. Champion at the 101 a year ago, Jeanne Anderson of White
City, Kan., had a 17.43 which bettered four earlier riders only to
see Lanita Powers of Edmond get a 17.10.
However, there were some good times in a slack performance Thursday
night, including a 17.04 by Toni Shaw of Minot, N.D., and 17.39 by
Shelley Ward of Bartlesville.
Tie-Down Roping saw Steve Brickey of Tahlequah post a 9.2 and
Cimarron Boardman of Stephenville, Texas, with a 10.0 followed by
Scott Kormos of Teague, Texas, with a 10.6 and Billy Hamilton of
McAlester with a 10.8.
Best in the team roping were a pair of header and heeler teams
posting 6.0. They included Nick Sartain and Shannon Fracht of Alva
and the team of Mike Bacon of Soper, Okla., and Just Copp of Justin,
Texas. Next during the night were Tyler Johnson and Trent Johnson of
Mound City, Kan., with 6.4 and then Bret Boatright, Mulhall, Okla.,
and Steve Orth, Guthrie, with 6.5.
Local team ropers, in an event sponsored by Kaw Southwind Casino,
had only two post times including Lonny Ware and Brian Eddings at
6.7 followed by Lance Alcorn and Kyle Pontious with 16.5.
Youngsters got more than they bargained for in the calf scramble
when an early morning rain Thursday left the arena quite sticky and
muddy. Barrelman Davis made the announcement however, that "no extra
shoes or boots were left in the arena and all youngsters have been
accounted for." Gary Parli, of the 101 Rodeo Foundation doled out
$50 to the youngster getting the first ribbon of the night.
With no more rain anticipated and high temperatures for the day, the
arena should dry out considerably. But the 101 Rodeo Foundation
workers have made it pleasant no matter what happens, and should be
congratulated for the new fencing around the arena that is all white
piping sections, taking place of the previous wood posts and wire
fencing. Nice job folks!
That'll bring you to tonight's 8 p.m. performance and then get ready
for the 10 a.m. 101 Wild West Rodeo parade Saturday along Grand
Avenue that will be followed by the Kid's Rodeo activities and
special attractions in the 500 block of East Grand Avenue shortly
after the parade, approximately 11 a.m. It should be fun!
Annual Wild West Rodeo Begins Three-Night Run
The temperature hovered around the high 90s and the wind blew from
the south at gusts of 24 miles per hour, but the slack portion of
the 48th annual 101 Wild West Rodeo got under way on time at the 101
Rodeo Arena Wednesday.
Under the direction of the Andrews Rodeo Company, in its first rodeo
production for the 101 Wild West Rodeo, steer ropers began in
earnest to provide some excellent times and some "No Times" for the
hardy fans wanting to see plenty of rodeo.
Steer roping and slack in tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team
roping began about as close to 6 p.m. Wednesday as you could
imagine, and ended slightly less than six hours later as clouds with
some lightning seen in the far north.
That storm arrived a couple hours after midnight, but it should
remain hot and windy for rodeo-goers during the three-night
performance beginning at 8 p.m. tonight.
There were two go-rounds of steer roping, which isn't part of the
regular rodeo, and most rodeo fans weren't disappointed in the way
things went through that first couple of hours of the evening.
At least, not those cheering for some area ropers. In the first
go-round, Ralph Williams of Skiatook pulled off the trick of roping,
putting the tie on three legs in the manner of 11-seconds flat.
That's 11.0 for those who don't know. And then he got the second
steer late in the second go-round, in 12.9 and that had him finish
first on "two" with a 23.9.
Williams had to wait out that last effort that made it a "two" when
another roper, Scott Snedecor of Uvalde, Texas, put two quick times
of 12.4 and 12.9 together just four steers from the end of the
second go and a combined 24.9.
The two had good company in the "two" which included J.B. Whatley of
Gardendale, Texas (an early leader) with 13.1 and 13.0 for 26.1.
Throw in Grady Potter of Arkansas City, Kan., who had 13.1 and 14.1
for 27.2 and Mike Chase of McAlester, with 16.3 and 12.5 for 28.8
and you have quite a group of close times.
Williams survived the first "go" with his 11.0 which was a tick of a
second faster than the 11.1 posted by C.A. Lauer of Buffalo. Lauer
however had difficulty in the second "go" and finished with "NT."
One other broke the 12-second barrier in the first "go" and that was
Texan Cody Lee of Gatesville with an 11.7
But the best time of all came in the second "go" by a tick of a
second when Rocky Patterson of Pratt, Kan., had a 10.9. Patterson
had a "NT" on the first effort. Other notable second "go" times
included 11.4 by Vin Fisher Jr., of Andrews, Texas and 11.7 by Kim
Ziegelgruber of Edmond. There were a total of 41 steer ropers
Not to be out-done, there were 41 steer wrestlers listed on the
Andrews Rodeo Company sheets, but a few had doctor release. No
disappointments for the fans in this slack event, although some of
the "bulldoggers" had to settle for "NT" also. Some were a little
too quick out of the chute after the steer and had to hear from the
announcer that they had broken the barrier, and that cost them an
extra "10 seconds" for their times. One of the last ones to get that
would have put the best time on the board in the first "go" at 4.0
but Shawn Lindley of McAlester had that "10" mounted to the 4.0 so
he had to settle for 14.0.
Best of those who managed to get that steer "bulldogged" without
penalty was Jule Hazen of Protection, Kan., who had a 4.3 on that
Next were a pair of 4.5s turned in by Jeff Miller of Blue Mound,
Kan., and Ryan Swayze of Freedom. Newkirk's Stockton Graves just
missed that lead at 4.6 and at 4.9 was Gabe Burrows of Hugoton, Kan.
Tie-down ropers also got some really good times in the first "go"
Wednesday with Kolby Ungeheuer of Columbus, Kan., getting a 10.0
early in the running, but that was all it was, early in the running.
Steve Brickey of Tahlequah had 9.1 and Kenneth McCullough of
Prairieview, Texas, had 9.3 just ahead of Scott Kormos of Teague,
Texas at 9.4 and Billy Hamilton of McAlester at 9.6. Cimarron Board
of Stephenville, Texas, had 9.7.
Team ropers finished out the slack in two different segments. First
pair out of the chutes had a 5.8. They were Justin Turner of Vinita
and Ty Knott of Locust Grove. But Nick Sartin and Shannon Frascht
tipped that at 5.7 and then found out later that it would be topped
by a pair of area ropers, Bret Boatright of Mulhall and Steve Orth
of Guthrie at 5.1. Another notable pair were Brandon Farris of
Pocasset and Darrel Radacy of Lookeba at 5.8.
Tonight, action in the arena following the Grand Entry at 8 p.m.,
includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding along
with girls barrel racing and the slack timed events of tie-down
roping, steer wrestling and team roping for their second "go".
Few Lead Changes Friday at
Despite the arena floor being in near perfect condition Friday after
the early morning rain of Thursday left it muddy and somewhat slow
and even treacherous for some activities, there were only a couple
new leaders in the 101 Wild West Rodeo.
But the crowd was treated to some really
good efforts in all of the events held. It was just one of those
nights, as many sports enthusiasts say when a few things just didn't
go right despite the good conditions.
Fans had to wait until the program was more
than half over before finding a new leader in an event, and then had
to stay around for the final event of the night to witness another.
However, the program went smoothly as produced by the Andrews Rodeo
Company for the 101 Rodeo Foundation.
In team roping, a 5.6 by Bubba Buckaloo,
Lebanon, Okla., and Wayne Carter Jr., Calera, Okla., produced the
best for the second "go" in that event. It surpassed a pair of 6.0
times on Thursday by Nick Sartain and Shannon Frascht of Alva and
the team of Mike Bacon of Soper, Okla., and Just Copp, Justin,
Buckaloo and Carter had a no time on the
slack Wednesday, while Sartain and Frascht maintained their No. 1
position in the best on two, with a 11.7.
The other new leader came in the bull riding
event when Fred Boettcher of Rice Lake, Wis., had an 83 on Black
Out. It bettered an 80 on Thursday by Brandon Reynolds, Pike Road,
Ala., and Friday's Kanin Asay of Powell, Wyo.
Fans also got a nice treat in the barrel
racing when Tracy Nowlin of Nowata zipped around the three in the
clover-leaf pattern in 16.98. However, that was three-hundredths of
a second slower than the 16.95 posted by June Holeman of Arcadia,
Neb., on Thursday.
One local team roping pair on Friday, Roy
Ball and Ray Ball, got a 15.3 to move into contention for that
title, in the event sponsored by the Kaw Southwind Casino.
The Andrews Rodeo Company secretary, Dollie
Ridde and assistant Tiada Wise, noted for the press that no bareback
riding was held Friday and that several saddle bronc riders
participated in two different sections of the early portion of the
There were some good rides, but none
compared to the pair of 82s that were recorded on Thursday by Brad
Pierce of Snyder, Texas and Andrew Counts of Weatherford, Okla. Best
for Friday night was a 72 by Jordan Furnish of Guymon and that may
not even get into the money, with other Thursday riders posting
additional 80 and 73 along with another 72.
Whether the 74 by Luke West of Marshall,
Mo., will stay on top of bareback competition remained to be seen
Saturday night. Standing second was a 73 by Tim Wilkinson of Fort
Scott, Kan., and a 72 by Brian Leddy, Leeday, Okla.
Best in the steer wrestling event Friday was
a 4.6 by A.J. Griffin, Garden City, Kan., as he attempted to better
the 4.3 of Thursday by Casey Martin of Sulphur, La. Griffin had a
7.9 on his slack steer Wednesday, and may get into the money with
the 12.5 on two; since the best is a 10.8 on two by Tyler Pearson of
Scott Cain of Yancey, Texas, had a 10.7 on
the first calf out of the chute Friday for the best time in tie-down
roping, but it failed to get close to the 9.2 posted Thursday in the
competition's second "go" by Steve Brickey of Tahlequah. Derrick
Younger of Louisburg, Kan., had 11.8.
PONCA CITY'S Centennial Float made its first
official parade appearance during the 101 Wild West Rodeo parade
Saturday on Grand Avenue with members of the 101 Old Timers
Association aboard. The Kids Rodeo at the Ponca City Library was
held immediately following the annual parade.
Annual 101 Rodeo Ends
Best ride of the night on a bull at the 101 Wild West Rodeo Saturday
was good enough for top honors at the Andrews Rodeo Company produced
event in the 101 Ranch Arena. It came also before the biggest crowd
of the three-night 101 Ranch Foundation sponsored event.
Named 101 Wild West Rodeo Queen following the first contestant event
of the night was Calie Jo Sebor, 17-year-old daughter of Greg and
Gaytha Sebor, and a senior at Newkirk High School. Tanya Lynn
Bradley, daughter of Wade and Terri Bradley of Newkirk, who now
attends Cowley County Community College was runner-up.
Earning that top mark of the night and rodeo in bull riding was Cody
Sundby, Weatherford, Okla., with an 85 on Erks Me. Another top ride
for the night in the bull riding event came from the effort of Jared
Long of Ramona, Okla., getting an 82 on Low Rider. Sundby's effort
paid top money of $1,285.35 while Long got $701.10.
In the local team roping event sponsored by Kaw Southwind Casino,
the team of Barry Kincaid and Paul Mayes turned the trick in 8.5
seconds to win the saddles presented later in the program.
Josh Sellers had a 76 in the local ranch bronc riding contest
sponsored by Paradise Casino.
Rodeo fans were treated early in the program by a pair of bareback
riders, when Dennis Foyil of Guthrie had an 83 on Lock & Load and
not to be outdone, Justin Williams of DeSoto, Kan., did the same on
Firecracker. The two shared first and second money to the tune of
$922.92 each as reported by Andrews Rodeo Company secretary Dollie
Ridde and assistant Tiada Wise.
The opening of the rodeo Saturday was special once again when the
101 Wild West Drill Team provided an entertaining drill ahead of
presenting the Armed Forces Tribute and the introduction of the 101
Rodeo Foundation officers, most on horseback as they had been
throughout, led by chairman Larry Goodno.
In between the two riding events, contestants in the PRCA portion of
the rodeo were unable to better any of they previous two night's
performances, which included slack times as well. However, there
were some really good times and scores turned in.
During the saddle bronc riding event, Colin Stalley of Riverton,
Wyo., had a 74 on Brutus for the top ride on Saturday, the only one
to remain upright for the full eight-second count. That 74 earned
him fourth money for the event, at $438.90. Tops for the event was
an 82 by two riders earlier in the week, each getting $1,060.67.
Best time of the night in the steer wrestling was turned in by Barry
Kriekemeier of West Point, Neb., who had a 4.8 and that went with a
5.1 on two, for a 9.9 total on two and top money of the rodeo at
$1,070.33. Three others shared second, third and fourth with 10.8s.
The best during second "go" had been 4.3 for the event, but payoff
went on two efforts.
In the tie-down roping event, contestants were shooting to best a
9.2 in the second "go" but failed to outdo that. Best for the
Saturday performance in the roping event, went to Jeffrey Lane of
Wilburton, who had an 11.6. So for the top money on two, Steve
Brickey of Tahlequah finished with $1,070.33 with a total on two, of
Saturday's best in the team roping also failed to get in front of a
previous second "go" at 5.6. But Brandon Farris of Pocasset, Okla.,
and Darrel L. Radacy of Lookabee, Okla., had 6.1. That did earn them
third money on two according to the payoff listing, at $725.18 each
with an 11.9. Bret Boatright of Mulhall and Steve Orth of Guthrie
had earned top money on two with 11.6 for $1,450.33 each.
For the third night in a row, a barrel racer was able to break the
17 second barrier. Mary Burger of Pauls Valley did it Saturday with
a 16.97 which ended second money at $957.60 to the opening night
performer June Holeman of Arcadia, Neb., who had 16.95 for first at
$1,117.20. The other under 17 for the three nights came on Friday
when Tracy Nowlin of Nowata had 16.98 and third money at $798.
Earlier in the week, during the Wednesday night steer roping event
as slack, Skiatook's Ralph Williams had a 23.9 on two head, and that
earned him top money in that event of $879.30.
101 WILD WEST RODEO
Produced by Andrews Rodeo Company
For 101 Rodeo Foundation
(Individual payoff as listed by secretary Dollie Ridde, and
assistant Tiada Wise.)
1-2. Dennis Foyil, Guthrie and Justin Williams, DeSoto, Kan.,
$922.92 each with 83.
3. Luke West, Marshall, Mo., $752.85 with a 74.
4. Tim Wilkinson, Fort Scott, Kan., $381.90 on a 73.
5. Brian Leddy, Leeday, Okla., $222.77 with a 72.
6. Monty Goodwin, Weatherford, Okla., $159.12 on a 70.
(Payoff Listed Only On Two Head)
1. Barry Kreikemeier, West Point, Neb., $1,070.33 with 9.9.
2-3-4. Tyler Peason, Louisville, Miss., Tom Duvall, Hitchita, Okla.,
and Jon Ragatz, Cassville, Wis., $535.17 each with 10.8s on two.
(Payoff Listed Only On Two Head)
1. Steve Brickey, Tahlequah, $1,070.33 with an 18.3.
2. Kolby Ungeheuer, Columbus, Kan., $802.75 with 18.8.
3. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, $535.17 with 19.4.
4. Billy Hamilton, McAlester, $267.58 with 20.4.
Saddle Bronc Riding
1-2. Brad Pierce, Snyder, Texas, $1,060.67 each with 82.
3. Weston Ireland, Sallisaw, $658.35 with 80.
4. Colin Stalley, Riverton, $438.90 with 74.
5. Bobby Griswold, Geary, $256.02 with 73.
6-7. Shank Stephens, Goodwell and Jordan Furnish, Guymon, $91.43
each with 72.
(Payoff Listed Only On Two Head)
1. Bret Boatright, Mulhall and Steve Orth, Guthrie, $2,450.33 each
on their 11.6.
2. Nick Sartain, Alva and Shannon Frascht, Alva, $1,087.76 each on
3. Brandon Farris, Pocasset, Okla. and Darrel L. Radacy, Lookabe,
Okla., $725.18 each on their 11.9.
4. Natie Johnson, Monroe, La., and Hugh Wilder Bragg, Magnolia,
Ark., $362.58 each on their 13.0.
1. June Holeman, Arcadia, Neb., $1,117.20 on 16.95.
2. Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, $957.60, on 16.97.
3. Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, $798 on 16.98.
4. Kristie Riley, Checotah, $691.60 on 17.03.
5. Toni Shaw, Minot, N.D., $532.00 on 17.04.
6. Lanita Powers, Edmond, $425.60 on 17.10.
7. Tamara Reinhardt, Canadian, Texas, $319.20 on 17.11.
8. Ivy Sondergard, Sulphur, $212.80 on 17.22.
9. Sherri Lynn Dean, Liberal, Kan., $159.60 on 17.38.
10. Shelley Ward, Bartlesville, $106.40 on 17.39.
1. Cody Sundby, Weatherford, Okla., $1,285.35 with an 85.
2. Fred Boettcher, Rice Lake, Wis., $973.75 with 83.
3. Jared Long, Ramona, Okla., $701.10 with 82.
4-5. Brandon Reynolds, Pike Road, Ala., and Kanin Asay, Powell,
Wyo., $370.02 each on their 80s.
6. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas, $194.75, on 71.
(Payoff Listed Only On Two Head)
1. Ralph Williams, Skiatook, $879.30 with 23.9 on two.
2. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas, $727.70 with 24.9.
3. J.B. Whatley, Gardendale, Texas, $576.10 with 26.1.
4. Grady Potter, Arkansas City, Kan., $44.49 with 27.2.
5. Mike Chase, McAlester, $272.89 with 28.8.
6. Scott Riley, Alva, $151.60 with 31.4.