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Big Bend Ranch Rodeo 2019

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo 2019 Champions
Rocker b Ranch of Barnhart, TX

Left to Right: Kieren Gaines, Tony Martinez (team captain),
Chachi Hawkins (BBRR), Caleb Lowery, Tyler Dunn, and Ty Self

The 2019 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is now in the record books. The August 9th-10th event was full of excitement, sportsmanship and suspense. The best cowboys from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma are always amazing as they show off their skills. We continued the “2 go” format and the cowboys provided lots of excitement and entertainment for the record crowds each evening.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Rocker b Ranch from Barnhart, TX who were the 2019 BBRR Champions. Besides cash and prizes, the team wins an automatic bid to the Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championships held in November in Amarillo, TX. The Rocker b team scored points in almost all five events on both Friday evening and Saturday evening.

Rocker b Ranch, from Barnhart, TX is owned by The Scottish Rite Hospital and managed by Dennis Webb. The ranch is a cow/calf operation and brands a Rocker b. Rocker b team members are Captain Tony Martinez, Kieren Gaines, Caleb Lowrey, Ty Self and Tyler Dunn.

Mr. TLC Paddy Three, a 10 yr old Grey Gelding ridden by Tyler Thompson was named the Top Horse of the rodeo by the Top Horse judge.

Colten Jackson, from the Smith Cattle Company team, was named the Top Hand of the rodeo by the rodeo judges.

Placing second was the Sandhill Cattle Company/Flying N team from Earth, Texas and placing third was the Detwiler Cattle/Heck Cattle team from Childress, TX and Clarendon, TX.

During the Grand Entry on Saturday night, the WRCA announced that Gage Choate, a high school graduate from Alpine area, had been awarded a scholarship towards college and he has chosen to go to Sul Ross State University.

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo 2019 Top Horse
Mr. TLC Paddy Three ridden by Tyler Thompson
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo 2019 Top Hand
Colten Jackson from the Smith Cattle Company team
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo - 2019 2nd Place Team
Sandhill Cattle Company/Flying N team
from Earth, TX

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo 2019 3rd Place Team
The Detwiler Cattle/Heck Cattle team
from Childress and Clarendon

Results from the other weekend events are:

RHAA Competition:
Box Drive Box Drive Class: 1st Place: Bea Lindstrom, 2nd Place: Stormie McEntire
Wrangler Class: 1st Place: Rance Peebles, 2nd Place: Dusty Voorhies
Ranch Hand Class: 1st Place: Clint Jones 2nd Place: Clint Jones
Junior Class: 1st Place: Tripp Townsend 2nd Place: John Paul
Senior Class: 1st Place: Elizabeth Yeary, 2nd Place: John Paul

Youth Working Cowhorse Competition:
Juniors (12 and under): 1st Place: Levens Peebles 2nd Place: Cade Cravens
Senior Event (13 and over): 1st Place: Gage Choate 2nd Place: Kyle Cravens
The winner of each class in this youth competition wins an automatic bid to the Championships in Amarillo.

This rodeo drew great crowds each night, many people traveling long distances to the Ranch Rodeo experience in West Texas. The rodeo has been supported by many Big Bend community businesses, without whose support this Rodeo would not be possible. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us.
We have already starting planning for the 2020 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo so, mark your calendar for August 7-8, 2020. You do not want to miss the fun!

Photo credit: ©2019 Scott Van Osdol, Photographer


Past Big Bend Ranch Rodeo Champions

2018

Champion: Thompson Ranch from Munday, TX
2nd Place: Veale Ranch/TeePee Cattle Team from Parker & Tarrant Counties
3rd Place: The Detwiler Cattle/Heck Cattle Team from Childress & Clarendon
Top Horse: ROSCOE of Wilson Cattle/Haystack Cattle
Top Hand: Cutter McClain from the Detwiler Cattle/Heck Cattle Team 

2017

Champion: Thompson Ranch from Munday, TX
2nd Place: Diamond H/+C team from Gunter, TX
3rd Place: Angell Ranch from southeastern New Mexico
Top Horse: JP (Angell Ranch)
Top Hand: Tyler Thompson (Thompson Ranch)

2016

Champion: Stewart Ranch from Munday, TX
2nd Place: Palo Duro Ranch/Smith Cattle Co from Gruver, TX
3rd Place: Bonds Ranch from Fort Worth, TX
Top Horse: STRANDER (Crossroads Ranch)
Top Hand: Ray Bradley (Stewart Ranch)


2015

Champion: JO Bar/Hatchet Ranches
2nd Place: Palo Duro Ranch/Lazy 11 Cattle Co from Gruver, TX
3rd Place: Reding/Lochhead Ranches from Denton County, TX
Top Horse: GEE (Palo Duro Ranch/Lazy 11 Cattle Co)
Top Hand: Clint Jackson (Palo Duro Ranch/Lazy 11 Cattle Co)

2014

Champion: Angell Ranch
2nd Place: Myers Cattle Co
3rd Place: Spires/Hager Ranch
Top Horse: GRINCH (Slash B/Dagger Draw)
Top Hand: Chris Price (Angell Ranch)


2013

Champion: Slash B/Dagger Draw
2nd Place: Driver Land and Cattle
3rd Place: Crossroads/Higg Ranches
Top Horse: GRUMPY (Hager Ranch)  
Top Hand: Buddy Thomas (Spires Land and Cattle)

2012 Champion: Schneemann Ranch
2011 Champion: Reeder/Hatchet Ranches
2010 Champion: Hatchet/10X Ranches
2009 Champion: Hatchet/10X Ranches
2008 Champion: Milliron/Crutch Ranches
2007Champion: Turkey Track/Martin Ranches

2006 Champion: Milliron L/Clark Ranches
2005 Champion: Masterson Ranch
2004 Champion: NT/J&L Cattle
2003 Champion: NT Ranch
2002 Champion: Indian Canyon & Williams Ranch
2001 Champion: CF Ranch


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