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May 17, 2012

Plenty of gifts wrapped for area Cowfolk

— It is like Cowboy Christmas the next two weeks.

And it starts Friday with the Creek Nation Casino-Checotah and Checotah Stockyards presenting the Duvall’s Annual 2012 Edition Steer Wrestling Jackpot. The competition will run until Sunday at the Checotah Round-Up Club Arena.

Friday features the Mike Bailey Motors’ Champion of Champions – four go-rounds and a finals with the top 12. The entry fee is $500 with $1,000 in bonus money. There will be a trophy buckle to the average winner. Competition starts at noon.

On Saturday, Justin Boots 19-and-under division gets it on with two go-rounds and a short-go with $120 entry fees and $500 in bonus money. Trophy buckles will be awarded to the average winner, the fast time, and also, a 16-under incentive. A $1,000 per-man  Battle Royal is limited to eight entries and it follows. Then, the 40-and-over division will have two go-rounds, followed by a 50-over incentive, with trophy buckles to both winners.

Come Sunday, Cowboy Church will be offered at 9 a.m. with Mike Bush presiding. At noon, the Checotah Stockyards Open Shootout starts with $1,000 in bonus money (by Creek Nation Casino Checotah) will begin. The winner after two go-rounds as well as the fastest time get the buckles.

For more information contact Sam Duvall (918) 473-5441 or Spud Duvall at (918) 640-0533. Check out their Facebook page: Duvall’s Annual Steerwrestling Jackpot, for more.

For the team ropers – don’t forget the Rangeline Arena truck roping Saturday and Sunday. Awesome prizes include a  2012 Dodge Diesel Dually Truck, six saddles, 18 buckles and two breastcollars. For more information contact Rick Hubler at (918) 557-9951.Rangeline is located in Warner.

The Diamond G. Arena is now producing bull riding ($1,000 Added Money) at T-Bone’s Place in Tahlequah. The next event will be Wednesday. Ronnie Gilliam says, “You are so close to the bulls you will think you are on ’em!” Admission for adults is $10, 12-and-under is $5. Contact: (918) 681-0926.

Gilliam and his wife Linda are also planning their third annual Memorial Day Open Steer Wrestling at the DIamond G. A $2,000 bonus to the average winner plus a trophy buckle sponsored by Stewart Gulager and Twister Trailers. For more info see the Diamond G Productions’ Facebook page.

The Muskogee Round-Up Club will be finish up its eight-jackpot series the next two Thursday nights. The final night will have at least $300 in added money. On Sunday, there will be another $1,000 added 5-D jackpot at the Broken Arrow Round-Up Club Arena produced by Integrity Productions.

The Checotah Round-Up Club series has two more Tuesdays in this series, with the $500 added finals on May 29. On Wednesday, the All-Around Cowboy Church in Coweta will start a six-week added money series with $500 added the first night, $250 added weeks 2-5, then $500 added on the final night. Also, on May 27, the A-OK Barrel Racing Association will hold a $1,000-added race.

And at the Fort Gibson Round-Up Club on May 26, there’s a $1,000-added Battle of the Fort.

You can find more details on each of these races at www.barrelhorseworld.com. Just click on the events page.

Farmer’s Almanac Best Dates in May to trim manes and tails to promote growth: May 20, 23 and 24.

Reach Rhonda Stewart with rodeo news or comments at rayandrhon@netzero.net or (918) 869-1498.

 

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