Cowgirl Swank Classic rides through weather, deemed ‘huge success’
for Tri-State Livestock News
The Cowgirl Swank Classic, held July 20 and 21 in Crawford, Neb., was an instant hit according to Cheyenne Wilson, event coordinator and owner of Cowgirl Swank Inc. “We were thrilled with how everything turned out and had lots of positive comments from contestants and spectators.”
With an impressive turn out of contestants, teams from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida traveled to Crawford to compete.
Twelve teams of four gals competed for the champtionship title. Each team of women competed in five events: calf branding, doctoring, sorting, tie-down, and trailer loading. The rules and regulations were followed from the Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association (WRRA), and the prizes were awarded for first place through fourth place for both days along with the average for the weekend.
The rodeo was interrupted by over an inch of rain which made for an entertaining rodeo.
“It made for a very interesting arena,” said Wilson, “The gals hung in there and we had a spectacular event.”
The top four average winners for the first day were:
1. Push Hard Cattle Co
3. Single Tree Ranch
4. Cowgirl Swank.
The Push Hard Cattle Co. team had already qualified for the WRRA World Finals in Dodge City, Kansas this coming October which, in turn, allowed the second place team, Daughter-in-Laws, to also qualify for the WRRA. The Push Hard Cattle Co. also qualified for the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association (WSRRA) Finals in Winnemucca, Nev., this November.
The top four average winners for the second day were:
1. Single Tree Ranch
2. Turkey Track Ranch
3. Cowgirl Swank
4. Push Hard Cattle Co.
Single Tree Ranch qualified for the WRRA World Finals along with qualifying for the WSRRA finals.
Coming in first place for the weekend average was Single Tree Ranch followed by Push Hard Cattle Co., The Daughter-In-Laws, and Cowgirl Swank.
The top hand award was given to Tami Dyer a Crawford, Neb., native and the top horse award was given to Jenna Adams, from Florida, who rode Sage Haythorn’s horse due to an injury to her own horse.
“We feel that our event was a huge success and we’ve already started planning the second annual Cowgirl Swank Classic for next year,” said Wilson. “A huge thank you goes out to everyone involved in helping us get the first ever women’s ranch rodeo started in our area. We couldn’t have done it without you.” F
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