101 Wild West Rodeo





The 58th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo

June 8 - 10, 2017

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101 Wild West Rodeo


The 58th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo
Was Held June 8th thru 10th 2017
101 Rodeo Arena - Prospect & Ash - Ponca City, OK.


Special Tribute At Rodeo

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP on the 101 Wild West Rodeo board was posthumously bestowed on the
late Rosetta Arkeketa LeClair (1926-2017) during ceremonies held Saturday during the 101 Wild West Rodeo. LeClair was a longtime rodeo supporter and had made the sash and crown for the rodeo queen. Her extended family accepted the honor on her behalf with Garland Arkeketa speaking on behalf of the family. (News Photo by Rolf Clements)


Top Efforts Saturday At 101 Rodeo By BOB PATTERSON News City Editor

Fans at the final night of the 58th annual 101 Wild West Rodeo on Saturday were treated to the best performances in four of the six payoff events.

That’s the official word of Rodeo Secretary Missy Swartz, who had charge of the payoffs from the Sammy Andrews Rodeo Contractor in the production of the rodeo for the 101 Rodeo Foundation. She was ably assisted by timers Barbie Doyle and Katie Rumford.

So, what was so special?

It came in the very first event of the night, when Tom Knight of Gunnedah, Australia, riding Lock and Load for an official score of 89. That put him in first place and top money of $1,158.59. Not bad for an eight-second count on a wild horse.

The accomplishment overcame an 86 that had been posted by Joe Lufkin of Sallisaw earlier in the rodeo on Detour. But that earned him $877.71 for second and then Justin Caylor of Sulphur Springs, Texas, rode Bombie for a 76.5 reading by the judges, and $631.96. That too was earlier in the threenight program.

Saturday, Chad Farley of Oelrichs, S.D., on Rooster was tabbed with a 76 and it put him in a four-way tie with three others and they each came up with $210.65 for their efforts. The three earlier riders included Austin Joseph of Benton, Ky., on Buccaneer; Logan Allen of Crescent, Iowa on Black Martini and Weston Pierschbacher of Kellerton, Iowa, on Tator Tot.

A 4.0 clocking by Jacob Edler of Alva in the very next event, steer wrestling, put him into a tie for the top money. He and Jake Johnson of Mound City, Kan., picked up $1,401.18
for their efforts.

Bob Kelly on Saturday also had a good time, that being 4.1 and it also earned money along with earlier night effort of Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., as they each got $872.43
for third and fourth split. A pair of near top efforts of 4.5 by Mitchell Gardner of Dover and Jeff Miller of Blue Mound, Kan., each got them $370.12.

Not to be outdone as far as winning came Billy Hamilton of Stigler in tie down roping, who nipped Cole Bailey of Okmulgee by a tenth of a second. Hamilton had an 8.9 on
Saturday, besting an earlier effort of 9.0 by Bailey. Hamilton thus pocketed $1,369.81 while Bailey got $1,133.64 for second money.

Others with times worth money as a result included Paul David Tierney of Oral, S.D. with 9.2 and that was good for $897.46; fourth by Perry Dietz of Alva on a 9.8 for $661.29; Clint Carpenter of Wewoka had a 9.9 and that got $425.11 while Will Howell of Stillwater on a 10.2 effort came away with $236.17. Not to be outdone were the team ropers Coleman Proctor of Pryor and Billie Jack Saebens of Nowata who got a 4.7 and each were awarded $,653.93.

That was a tenth of a second better that two earlier efforts, at 4.8 which earned four contestants, headers and heelers, $1,330.34 each. They were Paul David Tierney of Oral, S.D. and Levi Tyan, Wallace, Neb., along with Oklahomans Curry Kirchner of Ames and Braden Harmon of Mustang.

Next came a Saturday team of Zac Small of Welch and Will Woodfin of Marshall, Texas, who had a 4.9 that tied them with earlier efforts of Brye Crites of Afton and Tanner Braden of Dewey and each of the four got $898.86.

Also on Saturday, with a 5.0 for sixth at $575.28 each were Bubba Buckaloo of Kingston and Jake Smith of Broken Bow. Blake Hughes of Sulphur and Brady Norman from Springer got a 5.1 on Saturday for seventh and that netted $359.55 in their bank account. Eighth in the team roping from an earlier round on a time of 5.4 were Lane Ivy of Adrian, Texas and Buddy Hawkins II of Columbus, Kan.

Top effort Saturday in girl barrel racing was that of Kyra Stierwalt from Leedey at 17.73 and it took fifth money for $591.26. Other Saturday money gals were seventh at 17.78 by Dona Kay Rule of Minco for $354.75 and Felicia Taylor of Pocasset with a 17.88 that tied her with Cheryl Wallace of Broken Bow, Neb., and each got $147.81, which was nineteenth.

Top for the girl barrel racers came in slack late Thursday when Ivy Hurst of Springer turned the three barrel-trick in 17.50 for $1,241.64 which clearly was the best despite a 17.58 by Ericka Nelson of Century, Fla., who got second money of $1,064.25.

Third-fourth money was earned by Michelle Darling of Medford and Tracy Nowlin of Nowata, each with a time of 17.68 and each getting $827.76. Sixth at 17.76 was Korrina Lynn Hughes of Glenwood, Iowa for $473 while eighth went to Alexia Willis, from Maysville at 17.87, for $236.50.

Whatever it was for the bull riders, they didn’t have it on Saturday. None were able to get into the money, with top coming early in the rodeo from an 85.5 when Elliot Jacoby of Fredericksburg, Texas rode BA’s Unicorn and it was worth $2,603.40.

It all may have been that only five contestants were expected in the arena on Saturday, while on Thursday and Friday, there were two sections of bull riding, and it turned out to be quite a crowd pleaser to have that many try their luck.

Second went to a score of 81.5 by Brennon Eldred of Sulphur on Sniper for $1,995.94 and third by Kyle Ziegler of Atwood, Kan., on Raw Hide with a score of 79 for $1,475.26.

Three riders on Friday had quite a performance with Boudreaux Campbell of Crockett, Texas on Maze Runner and his 76.5 got $954.58 followed in fifth place by Koby Radley of Holden, La., with a 75, on Last Chance for $607.46 and Trevor Reiste, of Linden, Iowa, with a 74 on 316 AN for sixth place and $433.90.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION



Ponca City Rodeo Foundation: Chairman Larry Goodno
Grand Marshal: Danny Head
Announcer: Garrett Yerigan
Barrel Man: Jeff "Slim" Garner
Bull Fighters: Chuck Swisher & Cody Emerson
Livestock Contractor: Andrew's Rodeo Company
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