OCA RANGE ROUND-UP TO DETERMINE “WHO’S THE BEST IN OKLAHOMA!’
Posted by arthur1234 on August 24, 2009
“Who’s the best in Oklahoma?” is the question that will soon be answered during the 25th Annual Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Range Round-Up which is scheduled for August 28 and 29 at the State Fair Arena located at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. Twelve ranch teams representing 18 of Oklahoma’s oldest and most historic ranches will compete in six exciting cowboy events each performance. Each night teams will be scoring and accumulating points to see which team qualifies as the 2009 OCA Range Round-Up Champion Team. The Drummond Land & Cattle Co. cowboys of Pawhuska return as the 2006, 2007 & 2008 Champion Team to defend their championship honor and bragging rights. The Drummond cowboys are always tough competitors and participated in the very first OCA Range Round-Up in 1985 and were also the Champion Ranch Team in 1992.
Other teams participating in the 2009 OCA Range Round-Up are: Adcock’s Lazy 71 Ranch (2004 Range Round-Up Champion) and the Whitmire Ranch of Collinsville; Broken 0’s Ranch, Fort Supply; Cross S Ranch, Pawhuska & Alfalfa County Land & Cattle, Cherokee; Gray G Bar Ranch, Grainola (2001 Range Round-Up Champion), Hall Ranch, Loco & Daube Ranch, Ardmore (1986 Range Round-Up Champion); Hitch Ranch, Guymon (1998 & 2003 Range Round-Up Champions); Holcombe Ranch, Bartlesville; Kelly Ranch Ranch, Marlow & Sooner “J” Ranch, Rush Springs; Kottke Ranch, Lenapah (2004 Range Round-Up Champion) & Lynn Ranch, Lenapah; Pitch Fork Land & Cattle Co., Waurika & Rash Barrett Cattle, Ryan; Stuart Ranch, Waurika. Three of the ranches participated during the very first event and each have held Championship Honors including, Drummond Land & Cattle Co, Daube Ranch and Hitch Ranch.
“Each ranch team competes in six exciting and action packed events during each performance including: Saddle Bronc Riding, Cattle Doctoring, Wild Cow Milking, Team Branding, Cattle Sorting and the very popular thrilling Wild Horse Race,” according to Rusty
Martin, Chairman and Arena Director for the OCA Range Round-Up Committee. “The Range Round-Up Committee works hard through-out the year in developing what we think is one of Oklahoma’s Premier Cowboy events. Each event is based upon everyday ranch life and the skills that a cowboy utilizes on a daily basis,” Martin concluded.
`The Oklahoma Ford dealers have been our partner and presenting sponsor for each of our Range Round-Ups since our very beginning in 1985,” emphasized Terry Forst, OCA President. “Event sponsors include: Farm Credit of Oklahoma, Spirit Bank, Express Ranches, First United Bank, Dixon Farm Supply and Dumas Feedyard and together more than $385,000 has been generated for youth scholarships and for Children’s Medical Research Institute. Just “Who is the Best in Oklahoma?” We will just have to wait and see,” Forst concluded.
For more information on the 25th Annual OCA Range Round-Up and other OCA events and activities contact the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, 2500 Exchange Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73108 or call 405-235-4391. For tickets contact http://www.tickets.com or 800-511-1552 or 405 948-6807.