|OCA Range Round-Up|
|What is the Range Round-Up|
|Range Round-Up Committee|
|2012 Range Round-Up Results|
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. August 28, 2012 - After the dust settled from two rounds of fierce competition at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, the Broken O’s Ranch and the Fogarty Ranch combined their efforts to clinch the OCA’s 28th Annual Range Round-Up Championship.
The OCA Range Round Up features twelve teams consisting of ‘real ranch’ cowboys, representing 17 of Oklahoma’s most historic ranches. The Broken O’s Ranch and the Fogarty Ranch will represent Oklahoma as they advance to the World Finals which will take place in November.
“The Oklahoma Ford Dealers have been the presenting sponsor of the Range Round-Up since the beginning,” said Rusty Martin, Chairman of the OCA Range Round-Up Committee. “The event seems to grow and gain interest each year and that is largely because of television and radio advertisement provided from the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.”
Martin is one of nine volunteer committee members that work to ensure that the Range Round-Up continues its long-standing record of success. “Some call the event, ‘Cowboys Helping Kids’ and for good reason, since the selected charity has been the Children’s Miracle Network, supporting Children’s Medical Research Institute for 15 years. In that time, more than $420,000 has been raised to help children.
“We are proud of this event,” Martin continued, “And we appreciate the ranches, sponsors, fans, and volunteers who help us with this important mission.”
The cowboys representing the Broken O’s and Fogarty Ranches earned the championship title at this year’s 28th annual event. These cowboys secured their winning position by placing first in the Stray Gathering, Team Penning and Wild Horse Race events. Team members included: Cody Sander, Garrison Nippert, Scott Shephard, Joseph McGee, Dan Fogarty and Yandy Yarbrough.
The Broken O’s Ranch is headquartered outside of Ft. Supply, Okla. and also has operations in Russel County, Kan. Fogarty Ranches is a family-owned ranch located in northern Osage County, Okla and Southern Chautauqua County, Kan.
Ed Bricker, a member of the Alfalfa Land and Cattle team earned two of the most prestigious awards; the Top Hand Award and the Top Horse Award. Showing true grit, Jeremy Wester, a member of the Hall and Daube Ranch team was selected as the “Tuff Hand.”
At the conclusion of two performances, Range Round-Up event standings were as follows: Saddle Bronc Riding: 1st place, Hall Ranch and Daube Cattle Company; 2nd place, Drummond Land and Cattle Company; there was a three-way tied for 3rd place between Buford Ranches, LLC, Sugarloaf Ranch and the Gray G Bar Ranch. Stray Gathering: 1st place, Broken O’s and Fogarty Ranches; 2nd place, Drummond Land and Cattle Company; 3rd place Gray G Bar Ranch. Wild Cow Milking: 1st place, Pitchfork Land and Cattle and Rash Barrett Cattle; 2nd place, Alfalfa County Land and Cattle; 3rd place, Broken O’s and Fogarty Ranches. Team Branding: 1st place, Pitchfork Land and Cattle Company and Rash Barrett Cattle; 2nd place, Broken O’s and Fogarty Ranches; 3rd place, Sugarloaf Ranch. Team Penning: 1st place, Broken O’s and Fogarty Ranches; 2nd place, Davidson and Sons Cattle Company; 3rd place, Pitchfork Land and Cattle Company and Rash Barrett Cattle. Wild Horse Race: 1st place, Broken O’s and Fogarty Ranches; 2nd place, Alfalfa Land and Cattle Company; 3rd place, Sugarloaf Ranch.
Junior Donkey Bronc Riding is always a crowd pleaser for the half-time show. The junior cowboys and cowgirls participating are serious competitors. The top three participants are: 1st place, Dan Baker representing 3C Cattle Company, Mill Creek, Okla.; 2nd place Will Shelby, representing the Shelby Ranch, Madill, Okla.; 3rd place Raesh Casebolt, representing the Barrett Ranch, Ryan, Okla.
“Thank you again to the Oklahoma Ford Dealers for their continued support of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and Range Round-Up event,” Martin said. “We take pride in the good that this event is doing, and look forward the 29th annual event scheduled for Aug. 23 and 24, 2013.”
The OCA exists to support and defend the state and nation's beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities visit www.okcattlemen.org.
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