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101 Wild West Rodeo History - 1982

 
 

RODEO DATES: August 19th, 20th, & 21st

   
ANNOUNCER: Dr Charles "Bud" Townsend GRAND MARSHAL: Mayor John Raley
RODEO QUEEN: Lynda Chambers SPECIALTY ACT: Duane Madsen Rodeo Acts

101 Ranch Rodeo To Feature "Bud" Townsend As Announcer

 

Ponca City's 101 Ranch Rodeo will feature Dr. Charles "Bud" Townsend, in his fourth appearance as rodeo announcer. Townsend is professor of history at West Texas State University at Canyon.

 

The 101 Ranch Rodeo, scheduled for August 19-21, is Townsend's 13th announcing engagement this summer.

 

The popular professor and historian is beginning his 37th year of announcing rodeos with 22 of those years with the Alsbaugh Rodeo Company. This season will take him to rodeos and roundups in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

 

Townsend's rodeo career began not behind the microphone, but atop a bull when he was 14 and growing up on a cattle ranch near Nocona, Texas. He began announcing when he was 16.

 

He financed his college education with earnings from the rodeo circuit which took him across the United States before he confined his appearances to the Rocky Mountain region. He earned a bachelor's degree at Midwestern University at Wichita Falls; a master's degree at Baylor University, Waco; and a doctorate at the University of Wisconsin.

 

Townsend's love of history and cowboys extends beyond the classroom. "San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills" was published in 1976 with Townsend as author and he received a Grammy Award in 1975 for his album notes to "Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys: For the Last Time.'' The album is the first recording to be admitted to the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center and the Smithsonian Institution at Washington, D.C. It hosted a tribute to Wills and his music. Townsend participated as a special guest.

 

Students at West Texas State University awarded his popularity in the classroom with the 1982 Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented by the Leadership Board and the 1982 award as outstanding professor presented by students in the School of Agriculture.

101 Rodeo Parade Set For Saturday

 

The 1982 101 Ranch Rodeo Parade will be at 2 p.m. Saturday downtown, proceeding from the Pine and Grand intersection eastward to Seventh. Those who wish to enter the parade should call the Chamber of Commerce office, 765-4409, according to John Heinze, chairman.

 

Political candidates are welcome to ride in the parade.

 

The 22nd Annual 101 Ranch Rodeo is set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Grounds, at Union and Prospect, at 8 o'clock nightly. A rodeo dance is set for 10:30 p.m. Saturday (or whenever the final night's competition ends) at the rodeo grounds.

 

Advance general admission tickets for adults are $4 for each night. They will cost $5 at the gate. Children 6 years old and younger will be admitted free. Children 7-12 years old will be admitted for $1 nightly. Advance tickets are available at many Ponca City locations and in area 'towns. The rodeo ticket office telephone number is 762-6919.

 

At 7:30 p.m. each of the three nights, preceding the rodeo, a wild cow-riding contest will be staged. There will be a limit of 10 three-person teams nightly. The fee is $10 per roper, mugger and rider, or $30 per team. Each team must furnish its own saddle, and all participants will be on foot (no horses).

 

Entry fees will be placed in a jackpot and distributed 50-30-20.

 

The 1982 101 Ranch Rodeo Queen will be crowned Saturday night during the rodeo. The seven candidates are Jennifer Glass, Teressa Ann Carle, Sharolyn Jan Wallace, Lynda Chambers, Kathy Sebor, Sandra Christine Coursey and Jo Thorne.

 

There will be clowns and bullfighters to entertain fans even while the serious business of rodeoing is going on.

 

Dr. Charles "Bud" Townsend, Canyon, Texas, will be the rodeo announcer. He has 37 years' rodeo announcing experience. Townsend is a professor of history at West Texas State University.

 

Walter Alsbaugh, Alamosa, Colo., who provided the stock for the first 101 Ranch Rodeo in 1960, is again the stock contractor. He and his family raise paint horses, quarter horses and rodeo stock. His stock is said to be excellent, the kind that will give fans an exciting rodeo.

 

More than $15,000 in prize money, including estimated entry fees, is available to contestants.

 

The history of the 101 Ranch Rodeo, as capsulized in a brochure promoting this year's rodeo, follows.

 

In 1960, the Agriculture Committee of the Chamber of Commerce adopted as its goal the beginning of a fund to construct an agriculture building which would serve a multitude of purposes. The question was ... how?

 

Scott Hancock, chairman, and other members came up with the idea of a rodeo to be held at the same time as the Cherokee Strip Celebration in September. To create interest and help sell tickets, a queen's contest was initiated.

 

Thousands of tickets were sold. They admitted the holder to any of the three performances. There were no reserved seats. The first night of the revival of rodeo in Ponca City was practically a nightmare. Everyone wanted to see the opening performance. Cars were lined up for blocks. Thousands had to be turned away.

 

The second year, the rodeo was moved to its present location and bleachers were rented from a firm in Hutchinson, Kan. Again, the rodeo was a great financial success, proving that people in this area wanted the return of a show similar to the 101 Ranch Wild West Show. Now rodeo is a professional sport with cowboys organized as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

 

The present bleachers and chutes were constructed in 1962. The right to call it the 101 Ranch Rodeo and the use of the insignia symbolic of the Ranch were granted by Zack T. Miller Jr. and Mrs. Blevins Miller Gibbs, son and daughter of Mrs. Marguerite Miller and Zack Miller.

 

The insignia has become wellknown again. Its peace pipe, Indian headdress and early-day weapons of war with a cowboy on a bucking bronc as a central figure tell of the friendship between the Ponca Indians and the Miller brothers, Zack, Joe and George.

Rodeo Clown Promises To Keep Folks Chuckling

 

Between — and sometimes during — the rugged contest events at the upcoming 101 Ranch Rodeo, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, spectators will be entertained by Bobby "Toad" Cook of Big Rapids, Mich. Cook is one of the most popular rodeo clowns in the business and he will keep folks chuckling throughout each performance.

 

Cook carries at least a dozen feature acts with him at all times. Among them are a trick mule, a chariot pulled by a chicken, a trick dog, and a bucking car. One of these is a lead act which he changes annually. There are also "fill-in" acts requiring less time and fewer props, such as his mount, "Happy Appy," or his elephant gun with bent barrel.

 

It takes plenty of well-apportioned space to haul all this equipment and the menagerie of animals. Cook has solved that problem with a specially-designed 23-foot trailer which includes a dressing room in the front end for him to get ready in before each performance. Cook, his wife, Mary, and their three children travel and live in the Real-Lite motor home that pulls the trailer.

 

Among rodeos in major coliseums, Cook has worked the International Amphitheater in Chicago. He was also chosen from among the top in his field to clown at the 10th and also the 12th International Finals Rodeos in the Tulsa, Okla., Assembly Center.

 

When not on the rodeo circuit, Cook operates his own business in Big Rapids, Mich., but also devotes much time to training animals for his rodeo routines and also to sell to other clowns who do not have the time or the skill to teach their own animals.

 

Bobby "Toad" Cook is a pro in all the best senses of the word and spectators at Ponca City's 1982101 Ranch Rodeo are in for a treat as they watch this  professional clown go through his antics.

Champions To Participate In Rodeo

 

Several past and reigning world champions in various events, as well as many "top 15-ers" from the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City, are among the 266 contestants slated to compete in this year's 101 Ranch Rodeo.

 

The rodeo will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Grounds, Union and Prospect. Half an hour before that each night, there will be a wild cow-riding contest involving up to 10 three-person teams.

 

Among the "big name" cowboys scheduled to compete here are Don Gay, 1981 world champion bull rider; Bobby Delvecchio, last year's runner-up for the world championship in bull riding; Tom Ferguson of Miami, Okla., 1979 world champion All-Around Cowboy; and Roy Cooper, Durant, 1981 world champion calf roper and runner-up for world champion All-Around Cowboy.

 

Several improvements have been made at the rodeo grounds, Bob Long, executive vice president of the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce, said. Three more chute heavens have been built, bringing the total at the grounds to seven. The "heavens" are seating areas over the bucking chutes.

 

The first box next to the announcer's is now the "VIP and Press Box," Long said.

 

Also, an entire new bandstand has been constructed of concrete block (floor) over 73 cubic yards of sand. The bandstand is the official headquarters of the Official Rodeo Band and Director Ed Rodgers, Long said.

 

In addition to this work, Rodeo Foundation members have done a great deal of painting and welding, Long said. Lighting in the arena has been increased, and will be much brighter than at past 101 Ranch Rodeos.

 

Foundation members have been working at the grounds evenings for the past three weeks, until 10-11:30 each night, Long said.

 

"We've been trying to get it ready so it will look pretty," Long said.

THE DUAIN MADSEN RODEO ACTS will entertain fans Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the 1982101 Ranch Rodeo, 8 p.m. nightly at the rodeo grounds.; at Union and Prospect. The acts consist of Madsen, his wife, Dee, two horses, six sheep and a dog named Jennie. In the trained pulling sheep act, six Suffolk ewes hooked to a wagon rein and drive like a team of horses. The six are also quite capable of pulling a pickup truck. Madsen and his Appaloosa stallion, War Hawk, also present a segment of the snow, sans bridle. Mrs. Madsen, with her paint stallion, Spotted Elk, adds color and help to the performance.

Passel Of World's Best Buckaroos Here For Three Nights Of Rodeo

 

Many of the nation's top cowboys and at least one top cowgirl will compete here tonight, Friday night and Saturday night in the 1982 101 Ranch Rodeo, at the grounds at Union and Prospect.

 

Three cowboys who rank No. 1 in the world in earnings this year, through Aug. 3, in their respective events, will compete here. They are Monty "Hawkeye" Henson, Mesquite, Texas, with $53,344 in saddle-bronc riding this year; Charlie Sampson, Inglewood, Calif., with $58,596 in bull riding; and Roy Cooper, Durant, with $55,291 in calf roping.

 

Henson was No. 6 in his event in final 1981 standings compiled by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association; Sampson was No. 4 in his, and Cooper No. 1 in his.

 

Sampson, who stands five feet, four inches tall, will be one of the smaller cowboys in this year's 101 Rodeo.

 

The top four bull riders in last year's PRCA standings will compete here: In order, Don Gay, Mesquite, Bobby DelVecchio, The Bronx, N.Y., Denny Flynn, Charleston, Ark., and Sampson. Also vying will be Butch Kirby, Alba, Texas, and Wacey Cathey, Del Rio, Texas, Nos. 8 and 9 in 1981 in bull riding.

 

In saddle-bronc riding, besides Henson, contestants will include the Nos. 7, 11 and 15 riders: Clint Johnson, Spearfish, S.D., Bud Munroe, Valley Mills, Texas, and Cody Lambert, El Paso, Texas, respectively.

 

In calf roping, besides Cooper, there will be the Nos. 5 and 14 men of 1981, Tom Ferguson of Miami, Okla., and Jerry Jetton, Stephenville, Texas. Ferguson was the 1979 World Champion All-Around Cowboy.

 

In bareback-bronc riding, the No. 3 man in the world in 1981, Bob Logue, Cumby, Texas, will compete, as well as No, 11 and No. 16, T.J. Walter and Jack Ward, both of Stephenville, Texas.

 

In steer wrestling, Roy Duvali, Checotah, and Ferguson, Miami, No. 2 and 3 respectively, will be among the "rasslers."

 

In steer roping, Arnold Felts, No. 1, Mutual, Okla., Guy Alien, No. 2, Lovington, N.M., and Rocky Garnett, No. 4, Hutchinson, Kan., will be joined by fellow competitors (1981 ranking in parentheses): Larry Jeffus (6), Guymon, Byron LeJeune (7), Amarillo, Texas, Charley Lynn (9), Coffeyville, Kan., Walt Arnold (10), Silverton, Texas, Melvin Foster (11), Sterling City, Texas, Roy Cooper (13), Durant, Rod Pratt (14), Burlington, Colo., and Jim Evans (15), Biddle, Mont.

 

Linda Gordon, Guthrie, No. 6 in barrel racing last year, will compete. Another top competitor in that event is Lynn McKenzie, Shreveport, La.

Rodeo Professionals Compete For Cash

 

About 3,000 rodeo fans saw the first of three nights of the 1982 101 Ranch Rodeo here Thursday night. The rodeo continues tonight and Saturday night at 8 p.m.

 

Only one-third of the contestants in each of the seven events competed Thursday, with the remainder set for the two nights to come, determining who will come up with shares of the $22,190 in prize money. A total of 246 cowboys and cowgirls are competing.

 

Fans had to be impressed by Roy Durant's performance in the calf-roping event. The four-time world champion from Durant won the Thursday go-round in 8.3 seconds, tying the all-time record for the Ponca City rodeo.

 

Fans heard rodeo announcer Bud Townsend of Canyon, Texas, tell of Durant's 1979 tribulations. The rodeo superstar "pulverized" his hand that summer by getting it caught in a rope loop while competing. "Experts" said he would never rope again.

 

Doctors, among them some who mend the aches and breaks of the Dallas Cowboys, helped repair the badly-injured hand, and in 1980 Cooper won the world title again. He leads in world standings so far this year, compiled by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Cooper is "an inspiration to handicapped people," Townsend said. Those who think they have problems should "look to him (Cooper)" the announcer said.

 

Bob Ford, Clinton, had a 9.4 clocking in the event, good for second place for the night, and Jerry Jetton was third in 9.9. Jetton is third in world standings this year. Roger Davis was fourth.

 

Rob McDonald of Haywood staged - a last-minute "upset" of Lyle Sankey, Rose Hill, Kan., in the ultrapopular bull-riding. McDonald, the last rider, edged out the Butler County superstar, 77 to 74. Shorty Garten and Denny Weir tied for third with 72s.

 

Guy Alien, twice world champ, won the steer roping for the night in 10.9 seconds. Rusty Martin was second in 12.1, with Gary Draeger at 22.5 and Pake McIntire at 24.5. The latter two had 10-second penalties added for inadvertent infractions.

 

McIntire, from Pittsburg, Okla., stands 12th in the world standings for 1982 in the event. A country music performer himself, he is the brother of Reba McIntire, C & W recording artist.

 

" Slack-period steer roping is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday at the 101 Rodeo Ranch Grounds, for the competitors who could not be "fit into" the three nights of competition in the rodeo.

 

J.D. Hamaker, saddle bronc rider from Crawford, Neb., became the first-round leader in that event with 73 points. He stands No. 15 worldwide in the event. Dave Appleton scored a 66, as did Lyle Sankey, to tie for second. Rob McDonald was fourth with 53.

In bareback bronc riding, Sam Perkins, Rapid City, S.D., topped the list for the first night with 79 points.

 

Appleton, from Snyder, Texas, No. 15 in world standings, had 71. Bob Logue, Cumby, Texas, had 70, and Sankey scored 68.

Logue was No. 1 in the world for '82 until about a week ago and is now No. 2.

 

Bill Bailey, Wichita, was the winner in steer wrestling in 7.1 seconds. Roy Duvall, Checotah, with three world titles on his belt, was second in 7.7, with Debbs Phelps at 9.9 and Spanky Browne, Wilberton, at 11.7.

 

Lynn Manning Flynn, Charleston, Ark., won the barrel racing for the night in 18.01 seconds. She is 15th in world standings for the year. Kathy Spears, Siloam Springs, Ark., had a timing of 18.05. Linda Gordon, Guthrie, was third in 18.07, and very-young Lori Miller of Comanche was fourth in 18.17.

 

Fans were entertained by the antics of Michigan-based clown Bobby "Toad" Cook, including "Ponca City Taxi," a skit complete with Dolly Parton-esque helper and Kansas roadster-dirt thrower.

 

Other between-events entertainment was provided by Duain and Dee Madsen's Bionic Sheep, six of them, then as few as two pulling a two-ton pickup truck,  four times as heavy as the two animals.

 

The Madsen's other act featured colorful Indian horses.

New Bandstand At Ranch Arena Honors Horton

 

The new bandstand at the south-west corner of the 101 Ranch Rodeo Grounds Arena was dedicated last Thursday night as "The Hubert Horton Memorial Bandstand." Horton, who died three years ago, spent countless hours over a 15-year period in voluntary service to Ponca City's 101 Ranch Rodeo Foundation.

 

Rodeo announcer Bud Townsend told the crowd at Thursday's first-night performance of the 1982 101 Rodeo that "Many work projects, both before and after the rodeo, are undertaken by volunteers and foundation members. Hubert and Harold Horton were two of these volunteers who were always ready and willing to assist in any way possible. Each year at rodeo time, they would arrange their vacations to coincide with preparations for the annual 101 Ranch Rodeo."

 

"On Aug. 20, 1979, following the conclusion of the rodeo, Hubert and Harold were en route to the rodeo grounds to take down the flags and (take care of) other closing details, when they were involved in a tragic automobile accident that took Hubert's life."

 

The late Mr. Horton's twin brother, Harold, and their sister, Mrs. Delores Whitmore, were pre-sent for the unveiling Thursday of the plaque naming the newly-built bandstand. Doug Klufa, Rodeo Foundation president, joined them in the unveiling.

 

A moment of silence was observed in Hubert Horton's memory, and then "The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung by local disc jockey-recording artist Kim Wells.

Rodeo Ends With Crowning Of Queen

 

"Cowboys don't get lucky all the time." sings Gene Watson, and that proved to be the fate of many entrants here Friday night in the second night of action in the 1982 101 Ranch Rodeo at the grounds at Ash and Prospect. There were some changes in the leadership positions in the seven events after Friday's competition ended, but many of the first-round leaders held onto their upper posts after the second round.

 

The rodeo wrapped up Saturday night. A queen was crowned and prize money was divided among winners, with only the top four in each event (all three nights' scores and times considered) in the money.

 

About 4,000 fans attended the Friday night performance, topping Thursday night's attendance of around 3,000. They were disappointed by the "no show" of Don Gay, world's champion bull rider from Mesquite, Texas.

 

In that favorite event of the fans, however (bull riding), they saw Danny Hershberger of Hutchinson, Kan., endure his way into second place in the standings here with a 75 score atop Fabian. Rob McDonald, with a 77 Thursday, remained the leader, with Lyle Sankey, Rose Hill, Kan., third with 74 Thursday and Shorty Garten and Denny Weir tied for fourth with 72s, both recorded Thursday.

Cowgirls Friday, in their sole chance to shine, found the barrel racing not a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. None were able to crack their way into the top four spots, all from Thursday — Lynn Manning Flynn at 18.01 seconds, Kathy Spears 18.05, Linda Gordon 18.07 and Lori Miller 18.17.

 

The same was true in bareback- bronc riding, with no change from Thursday's standings — Sam Perkins, Rapid City, S.D., on top with 79 points, Dave Appleton, Snyder, Texas, with 71, Bob Logue, Cumby, Texas, with 70 and Sankey with 68.

 

In calf-roping, three names did manage to twirl their way into the top four (five). Roy Cooper of Durant (not Roy Durant of Durant as misnamed by this reporter in Friday's News, nor Roy Durant of Cooper, either) stayed No. 1 with his Thursday clocking of 8.3 seconds, and Bob Ford, also from Thursday, fell from second to third at 9.4. Greg Winham, with a 9.3 Friday, sneaked past Ford into second place. Moving into a fourth-place tie Friday were Walt Arnold and Zane Tibbets, both with 10-seconds-flat timings.

 

In saddle-bronc riding, J.D. Hamaker, Crawford, Neb., remained on top with his Thursday 73-ppint showing. Derek dark, with 71 Friday, took over second, and Robert England, with 68 Friday, went into third place. Appleton and Sankey, with 66 each, stood fourth after the Friday competition.

 

Bill Bailey, Wichita, and Roy Duvall, Checotah, remained one-two in steer wrestling with their 7.1-second and 7.7 showings from Thursday, respectively. Duvall is a three-time world champ. Two new bulldoggers pushed two others off their perches, however, Friday — Don Smith came up with an 8.9 and Albert Hiemer a 9.2 to stand third and fourth respectively.

 

In steer roping, Guy Alien's Thursday time of 10.9 seconds remained the time to beat or match, with Rusty Martin's Thursday 12.1 still second. Local fans had some-thing to cheer about Friday, though, as Ponca Citian Bucky Lee Braden lariated his way into third place with a 14.5 showing. And, Bill Craddock, reminiscent of a singer by that name, "crashed" into fourth place with a 16.4-second clocking.

 

Tom Ferguson, Miami, Okla., did not "make the cut" in calf roping, with 10.5 seconds Friday. Announcer "Bud" Townsend said Ferguson is a "million-dollar cowboy, or nearly so," referring to his winnings and other earnings through product endorsements. He has been All-Around Cowboy six times, and has 10 world championships to his credit.

 

Townsend, providing color and humor along with Bobby "Toad" Cook, clown, and Duain and Dee Madsen's Bionic Sheep and horse acts, described one bronc: "That horse is as anxious to run as Edward Kennedy — and probably with the same futility."

 

And, when one bull got "semi-loose' ' from control Friday night and entered a no man's land-alley between chutes and spectators before being corralled, Townsend said, "That bull is the meanest, nastiest thing since Secretary of State Haig.'' And, five seconds later, the announcer said that, "encouraged" by the rampaging bull, a cowboy from the Ponca City rodeo had just been seen crashing through Wichita, about 80 miles to the northwest.

All-Around Cowboy Named

 

Mark Terry, Van Buren, Ark., was named the All-Around Cowboy for the 1982 101 Ranch Rodeo at the end of the final performance of the rodeo Saturday night. Terry had 73 points Saturday night in bareback-bronc riding, good for second place and $697, and also won some "day money" in bull riding, on "Chapstick," that night, to compile the most points and money of any cowboy entered in two events and become the AAC or "MVP."

 

About 6,000 fans packed the arena to near-capacity for the final night of the famed rodeo which had its origins in 1905 with the original 101 Ranch Wild West Show. The rodeo here was revived and rejuvenated in 1960.

 

Bucky Lee Braden, Ponca City, almost made it into the coveted circle as Ail-Around Cowboy, but his 14.5-second timing in steer roping finally placed him fifth in the event. Had he placed fourth, he would have won the honor. Gip Allen won fourth with 14.2 seconds.

 

There were 62 entrants in steer roping, with a total purse of $6,566. Guy Alien won in 10.9 seconds, good for $1,510. Rusty Martin was second in 12.1 and won$l,313. Rocky Garnett <?was third in 13.7, good for $1,116. Gip Allen won $919, Braden $722. Todd Nelson, Pecos Shannon and Jim Montgomery had times and win- nings, respectively, of 14.8, $525; 15.1, $328; and 15.3, $131.

 

In the bareback event, where 35 riders competed, the purse was $2,322. Sam Perkins, Rapid City, S.D., won the title with 79 points and moved on $929 richer. Terry's runner-up slot, with 73, gave him $697. Wes Odneal, with 72, won $465, and Dan Appleton, 71, $232.

 

In the only distaff event, the top two performers from Thursday night were knocked from their perches Saturday night in barrel racing. Lauren Belcher came through to win first place in 17.74 seconds, good for $372. Mardee Lewis took second, 17.99, $308.

 

Third went to Lynn Manning Flynn in 18.01, $244. then came Kathy Spears, 18.05, $180; Lynda Gordon, 18.07, $116; and Lori Miller,',18.17, $64.

 

Thirty-four girls entered the event, with the total purse $1,358.

 

Tommy Keith, with 77 points Saturday, tied Rob McDonald for No. 1 in bull riding. Each won $895. Danny Hershberger had 75, good for $511, and Lyle Sankey 74, $256. A total of 39 riders competed for a purse of $2,556.


Hawkeye Henson, a George Brett of the rodeo circuit, roared into a tie for first in saddle-bronc riding Saturday with a 73 atop Big Bucks Velvet. He and J.D. Hamaker, co- titlist, each won $593. Derek dark, with 71, won $339. Dennis Reiners and Robert England won $85 each. Henson is leading the race this year to be the world's top all-around cowboy, based on money winnings and points.

 

Seventeen riders competed for $1,695 in prizes in the event.

 

Stan Williamson, with 5.2 seconds Saturday night, won the steer wrestling and $898. Second went to Paul Luchsinger, 6.5 and $673. Bill Bailey, Wichita, the leader after the first two nights here; won $449 for third in 7.1. Roy Duvall, 7.7 and $224, was fourth.

 

Thirty-one 'doggers competed for a $2,294 purse in the event.

 

In calf roping, where 41 buckaroos vied for $2,636, Roy Cooper, Durant, stayed on top with his 8.3-second showing of Thursday to win $764. Second went to Mike Tomlinson's Saturday effort in 8.7, good for $633. Then came Gary Johnson, 8.8, $501; Greg Winham, 9.3, $369; Bob Ford, 9.4, $237, and Jerry Jetton, 9.9,,$132.

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