Kansas and Oklahoma working ranch cowboys have proven again to be among the world’s best at their profession.
Cowboy from two ranches joined efforts to win the recent 27th annual World Championship Ranch Rodeo at Amarillo, Texas. Rockin’ P Cattle Company, Latham, Kansas, and S&P Cattle Company, Welch, Oklahoma, bested 22 working cowboy ranch teams from throughout the county.
Representing the top team in the Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association (WRCA) competition were Chris Potter, Colton Potter, Carlee Potter, Justin Peterson, and Jake Peterson. They also won the team sorting event.
Reserve champion team honors went to Singleton Ranches, Lamy, New Mexico, Team member Tanner Hart was runner-up for the Top Hand Award.
Third place team recognition was received by the cowboys representing Veale Ranch, Weatherford, Texas, and Allen Cattle Company, Friona, Texas. They won both the ranch bronc riding event and wild cow milking.
Dixon Creek Division of the Four Sixes Ranch, Panhandle, Texas, was the fourth-place team.
While claiming the fifth-place team honors joint efforts of Muleshoe Ranch, Paradise, Arizona, and Hatchet Ranch, Kirkland, Arizona, also took home other special awards. They won the stray gathering event while the Top Hand Award was received by team member Logan Wescott. Reserve Top Horse Award went to Smooth Sunnette ridden by team member Logan Anderson.
Top Horse Award Award went to TS Nu Cat In Town ridden by Jody Padilla of Heck Cattle Company, Clarendon, Texas.
Team branding event was won by the team representing Gibbs Cattle Company, Parsons, and H Cross Ranch, Grainola, Oklahoma.
Eight teams qualified for the second annual Youth World Championship Ranch Rodeo in conjunction with the WRCA championship finals
Myers Cattle Company claimed top honors with Brook Myers, Reece Myers, Levi Sasser, Weston Tackett, and Lawson Bevill. Brook Myers won the Top Hand Award while the team was first in the team sorting event.
Winning three junior events, branding, doctoring and trailer loading, Little Hatchet Ranch was the reserve champion team. Riders included Dally Peterson, Rowel Peterson, Nolan Andersen, Cade Hubbell, and Cole Hubbell.
Steer racing event was won by Sooner Cattle Company, while Karlee Elliott of the Rim Rock Ranch was honored with the Top Horse Award.
Rockin’ P Cattle Company, Latham, Kansas, and S&P Cattle Company, Welch, Oklahoma, bested 22 teams to win the World Championship Ranch Rodeo at Amarillo, Texas.
Myers Cattle Company topped eight teams to win the World Championship Youth Ranch Rodeo at Amarillo, Texas.