, Muskogee, OK

October 11, 2012

Event to celebrate 36th edition in Braggs this weekend


— Be a part of the 36th Annual Hooley Dotson Junior Rodeo and parade on Saturday at Braggs.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. and the rodeo at 1 p.m. The racing events will be pole bending, barrel racing, and flags with age groups of 7 and under, 12 and under, and 18 and under – entry fee is $10 per class.

The roping events will include dummy roping at $10 for 5 and under and 8-and-under; breakaway at $20 for 13-and-under and 18-and-under, ribbon roping $20 for 13 and under and 18 and under; tie-down at $20 for 18 and under; and team roping at $30 per team, 18 and under. Rough stock events include junior bulls at $30 for 13 and under and senior bulls at $30 for 18 and under. There will also be an open rawhide drag for $10. Trophy belt buckles will be awarded for each event winner, excluding the hide drag and dummy roping.

There will be a limit of one buckle per contestant. Proof of age will be required for event winners and a negative coggins test is required for your horses. In the event of rain, the rodeo and parade will be held the following Saturday. For more information on the Braggs Round-Up Club, contact President Andy White at (918) 441-2146.

 Last weekend Austin Meier had a good weekend, winning the championship on the final ride on Saturday night. He rode Cooper Tires How We Roll (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger Bucking Bulls) for 90.25 points to win the Professional Bull Riders Philadelphia Invitational presented by Cooper Tires at the Wells Fargo Center.

 Meier rode all four bulls to finish with 351.75 points. He won the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Saturday and Rounds 1 and 2 on Friday. He led the event from start to finish, earning $46,053.33 for the victory. The win moved him from seventh to fifth in the season Built Ford Tough Series standings.

The 2011 world champion bull runner-up Asteroid (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo) won the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bull Award for being the high-marked bull of the event. Asteroid earned 46 out of a possible 50 points when he bucked off 2004 PBR World Champion Mike Lee in 1.97 seconds in the championship round. It is the fifth time that he has been the high-marked bull of an event, tying him with defending World Champion Bull Bushwacker for the most.

The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association standings after last weekend’s event at Durant show  Connors State College men’s team in ninth place in the team standings. Zane Cook had a win in the bull riding with a total of 140 points, Cameron Ousley was 12th in steer wrestling, Taylor Lux was seventh in Team Roping-Heeler. The rodeo teams head to Pratt, Kan., this Friday through Sunday.

 There will be no sorting at the Hillbilly Ranch and Arena this Friday. For those who are regulars at the sorting, Gail’s dad, Dobbin Harnage, is home from the hospital. They will resume sorting next Friday, Oct. 19.

 Mark your calendars for the weekend of Oct. 18-20. The Central Regional Rodeo Association will be holding their 2012 finals at Harper Stadium in Fort Smith. The top 15 contestants will be competing for the championship titles. For a complete list of the standings go to

 This Friday will be horse sale night at Parrish’s Tack and Trailers. Used tack sales begin at 5 p.m. and horses follow. In case you have not been there, they are located on the west side of Highway 69, just north of the navigation channel.

 Rangeline Arena’s Swingin for a Cure 2012 was a big success. If you go on their Facebook page, you can see pictures of the awards and winners. Bobby Pugh and Adam Hubler were the #13 average winners. Dummy Roping winners were 5 and under Kayden Gee, 6-8 Colton Thomason, and 9-12 Lariat Chandler.

Beginners Roping winners were Bobby Miller and Willie Ford. #10 Roping average winners were Jake Ogden and Darren Duvall. All Girl Roping Average winners were Kristie Silver and Shea Herrera. Rangeline is planning another Rope for the Truck on Nov. 17-18. See complete details in the October issue of SuperLooper Magazine.

Barton Arena Productions will hold a low number roping tonight at the Checotah Round-Up Club. #8 Straight Draw, capped at 4E, draw 3 for $45, enter twi times, 3-head PA1. Cactus headstalls will be awarded to average winners. For more information contact Bart at (918) 616-9269.  

 Farmers Almanac dates to trim manes and tails to promote growth: 16-17, 21-22, and 26-27. Dates to wean colts: 18-27.

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