The 56th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo
June 11-13, 2015
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Steer Roping; 2 complete go rounds of Steer Roping
Saturday, June 13, 2015
10:00AM TO ?:??PM
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
By BOB PATTERSON
News City Editor
It’s hot and dry, and that signifies too that it’s rodeo time in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Anything that is loud and can catch people’s attentions is what
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Once again Thank you to everyone who has been involved and I
hope to see you all again down the rodeo trail!
Tara Smith - Miss 101 Wild
West Rodeo 2011
Contestants Will Vie For the 101 Wild West Rodeo
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Miss Rodeo Oklahoma 2012 and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess
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
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
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
Steer Roping Opens Annual Rodeo
By BOB PATTERSON
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
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”
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
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
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
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
Bulls Stubborn in First Night of Rodeo
By BOB PATTERSON
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
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
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
Action Continues at Wild West Rodeo
By BOB PATTERSON
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
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
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
By BOB PATTERSON
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
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
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
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
101 Wild West Rodeo Results
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,
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.
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.
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.
1. Mike Bacon, Boswell and Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, 5.5,
2. Tim Victory Chelsea and Sawyer M. Barham, Barnsdall, 5.7,
3. Shane McLemore, Gracemont and Darrel Radacy, Lookeba, 5.8,
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,
5-6. Joe H. Macoubrie, Alva and Dawson McMaster, Alva, 6.0,
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.
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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