WRCA World Championship: Wild and woolly affair
Ranches either based in Kansas or that have leases there took the top four spots at the 15th Working Ranch Cowboys Association’s World Championship Ranch Rodeo (WCRR), which concluded Nov. 14 in Amarillo, TX.
It was a weekend of wild and woolly fun, with wild cow milking and more true-to-life ranching events. A total of 21 teams from Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Arizona and South Dakota competed in the event put on by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) and sponsored in part by AQHA and The American Quarter Horse Journal.
The 2010 world champion team is a combined team from Scribner Ranch and El Dorado Livestock, from El Dorado, KS. The team is made up of dad John Scribner and brothers David, Doug and Daniel Scribner, as well as family friend Brett Cloud. The reserve world championship went to Beachner Bros. Livestock/Broken H Ranch of St. Paul and Bronson, KS.
The top horse of the rodeo, Sixes Sixgun, was sired by Sixes Pick and owned by Crofoot & Sandhill Ranches GP. Sixes Sixgun also was named the top American Quarter Horse of the WCRR, an award sponsored by AQHA. The big gray horse also won the overall championship of the ranch horse show sanctioned by the Ranch Horse Association of America and included in the championship rodeo.
Here’s a roundup of the results:
World Champion Ranch Team: Scribner Ranch/El Dorado Livestock
Reserve World Champion Ranch Team: Beachner Bros. Livestock/Broken H Ranch
Third place overall: Sweetwater Cattle/Tom Drummond Ranch
Fourth place overall: Arndt Ranch/Bailey Ranch
Top Hand: Riley Smith of Sandhill Cattle Co.; reserve: Tell Good of Triangle Ranch & Black Cattle.
Top WCRR Horse and Top AQHA Horse: Sixes Sixgun, owned by Crofoot & Sandhill Ranches GP and ridden by Tripp Townsend of Sandhill Cattle Co.; reserve: Lika Doc Peppy, owned and ridden by Cliff Hall, Beachner Bros. Livestock/Broken H Ranch.
Hard-Luck Cowboys: Quentin Gass, Thompson Ranch and Matt Carlton, Doyle Carlton Ranch/Carlton Cattle.
Team Branding Event Winner: Sweetwater Cattle/Tom Drummond Ranch
Wild Cow Milking Event Winner:
Scribner Ranch/El Dorado Livestock
Team Penning Event Winner:
Four Three Land & Cattle/FX Bar Ranch
Stray Gathering Event Winner: Arndt Ranch/Bailey Ranch
Ranch Bronc Riding Event Winner: Decker Ranches/Beatty Canyon, Brady Burnham.