World’s Best Excited for TEC
Rodeo’s Elite Cowboys are Ready to Chase the $100,000 Prize for the Winner
March 2, 2015 / Guthrie, Oklahoma – The incentives at the Timed Event Championship of the World are great for the world’s greatest cowboys.
From the challenges set forth through the rugged competition to the opportunity to play their game in one of the most storied arenas in rodeo, the annual championship is a destination for the elite timed-event contestants.
Add into the mix a first-time purse of $200,000 – with $100,000 going to this year’s average winner – and it’s easy to see why 20 men who make up 39 combined gold buckles will be part of the 2015 Timed Event Championship of the World, set for noon and 7:30 p.m. Friday 3/6, noon and 7:30 p.m. Saturday 3/7 and 1 p.m. Sunday 3/8.
“Any time a cowboy can win more money, it’s good,” said Daniel Green, a three-time champion from Oakdale, Calif. “The Timed Event is not an easy deal to win; it’s really difficult. It takes so much that has to go right.
“My hat’s off to the owners for boosting financial support for the event. Being as tough as it is and a World Championship event, it should pay in that range.”
The players compete in five go-rounds and must make runs in heading, tie-down roping, heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping in each. It is dubbed the “Ironman of ProRodeo” because of its rugged nature. Spread over just three days, it’s a test of talent, durability and endurance.
The field includes some of the brightest young stars in rodeo, including reigning champion Paul David Tierney of Oral, S.D., and the 2014 reserve champ, Clay Smith of Broken Bow, Okla.
They’ll test their talent against an amazing list of top cowboys, including Green; 27-time world champion Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, who owns 21 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association titles and a record six Timed Event crowns; five-time winner K.C. Jones of Burlington, Wyo.; two-time titlist Kyle Lockett of Visalia, Calif.; and 2010 champ Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colo.
This is the one event in ProRodeo where the greatest ropers will wrestle steers and where elite bulldoggers and a Linderman Award winner will test their other skills in an action-packed weekend of world-class talent.
The Timed Event Championship is one of the most prestigious events in Western sports. It was developed 31 years ago as a way to decide the greatest all-around timed-event cowboy. Its list of champions is a who’s who of rodeo’s greatest stars. The tradition continues March 6-8 at the fabulous Lazy E Arena.
Families will enjoy all of the activities planned for the performances. Ticket prices are $45 for VIP, box seats $35, reserved bleachers $30 and general admission $25. Children 12 and under are free in general admission and VIP. Group and multiple performance discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.lazye.com, calling Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 or by calling the Lazy E Arena directly at (800) 595-RIDE.
This year’s Timed Event Championship of the World will be showcased in an RFD-TV prime-time special Wednesday, March 18th, just a week after this year’s winner is crowned. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the 2015 Timed Event Championship will be donated to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Country Christian artist Susie McEntire-Eaton and her husband, Mark Eaton, will perform during Cowboy Church, set for 9 a.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Lazy E Arena – the service is open to the public. And back again in 2015, the Lazy E will host the Second Annual TEC Chuckwagon Cook-Off Competition starting Friday with final conclusion and meals open to the public for purchase on Saturday afternoon.
The 2015 Timed Event Championship is sponsored by Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Pendleton Whisky, Wrangler, American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance, Nutrena, Miller-Coors, Cox Communications, Bloomer Trailers and P&P Sales, MacroAir, Cross Bar Gallery, Ram Trucks, John Vance Motors, Big Tex Trailers, Western Horseman Magazine, R.K. Black Inc., KLX Energy, Absolute Innovations, Gist Silversmiths, Spin to Win Magazine, National Saddlery, Hot Heels, Rodeo Video, CSI Saddlepads, Sherwin-Williams, RFD-TV, the Best Western Edmond, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Edmond.
The 2015 Timed Event Championship is a Lazy E Production. For more information on the Timed Event Championship or other Lazy E events, contact the Lazy E Arena, 9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 282-RIDE, (800) 595-RIDE or visit www.lazye.com.
Official Invited Timed Event Championship of the World Contestants
Current Listing and Subject to Change
1. Paul David Tierney, Oral, South Dakota
2. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Oklahoma
3. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Oregon
4. K.C. Jones, Burlington, Wyoming
5. Daniel Green, Oakdale, California
6. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas
7. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Montana
8. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
9. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nevada
10. Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11. Trell Etbauer, Gruver, Texas
12. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Arizona
13. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, South Dakota
14. Shank Edwards, Levelland, Texas
15. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colorado
16. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, California
17. Jo Jo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
18. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
19. Trevor Knowles, Mt. Vernon, Oregon
20. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
CHRIS NEAL’S “FUTURE STARS” CALF ROPING
For Immediate Release
February 3, 2015
CNFS CALF ROPING ANNOUNCES MAJOR MOVE TO GUTHRIE, OK
Event producer Chris Neal announced today the new location for the third-annual “Future Stars” Calf Roping. The Lazy ‘E’ Arena in Guthrie, OK is now the official home to this Memorial Day weekend event. The decision to move to this state-of-the-art venue has opened the door to endless opportunities for growth in numbers as well as expanding the range of competition to calf ropers at every level.
“My dream as a producer has always been to create the world’s most exciting and professional youth calf roping that brings together families and contestants from across the nation to compete for the highest payout and top quality awards and prizes known to our sport,” said Neal. “This move will not only accommodate the anticipated growth of our youth event, but has also allowed us to expand the range of competition to calf ropers of every age and gender.”
Chris Neal’s “Future Stars” Calf Roping will be held Memorial Day weekend May 22, 23, 24 and 25 featuring 12 & under tie-down and 12 & under breakaway, 13-15 tie-down and 13-15 breakaway, 16-19 boys tie-down and 19 & under girls breakaway.
CNFS, in partnership with the WPRA, will also feature an Open Ladies Breakaway and All-Girl Tie-down on Monday, May 25.
Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 25 CNFS, in partnership with the Ultimate Calf Roping, will feature numbered ropings held in the Lazy E’s newest 150x300 covered arena just outside the main coliseum.
Contestants can expect to see the new 4-Star Aluminum horse trailer on site wrapped with a host of sponsorship logos and proudly displayed along with seven custom “Chris Neal Roper” trophy saddles and numerous other prizes and awards.
Neal said he is looking forward to accommodating contestants and their families with the help of Lazy ‘E’ Arena’s top-notch staff and state-of-the-art facilities, which includes stalls, RV hook ups, cantina and air-conditioned coliseum—home to the Cowboy Market for a comfortable, indoor shopping experience with vendors ranging from tack, trucks, trailers and ranch equipment to boutique-style clothing, accessories and food.
“My wife and I began this event with a big vision, and partnering with the Lazy ‘E’ Arena has propelled that vision faster, farther and quicker than we could have hoped,” said Neal. “This is only the beginning.”
Lazy E Red Dirt Reining – presented by National Saddlery
By Jessica Johnson
January 27, 2015
Guthrie, Oklahoma – Lazy E Arena is proud to announce the inaugural Lazy E Red Dirt Reining Event on May 1 – 3, 2015.
The event will include two full slates of ancillary classes with a total of $6,200 in added money. In addition to the traditional NRHA classes, Green Reiner 1 & 2, Masters Non Pro and Prime Time Rookie will also be offered. Entries may be submitted online at entermyhorse.com. Circuit awards – presented by National Saddlery – will be awarded in each class to the horse and rider combination with the highest accumulated points. A special thanks to ABI Equine and Kiser Arena Specialists for providing their equipment and consultation in preparing and maintaining the footing.
The beautiful Lazy E Arena is located just north of Oklahoma City, in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The historic arena consists of a 160 x 440 indoor, climate controlled arena, Roper’s Cantina overlooking the arena and seating for over 7,000. Additionally, Lazy E Arena is happy to announce a new 150 x 300 covered arena will be completed in spring of 2015.
“We are excited to welcome reiners to our facility in May and hope to make this event a destination stop”, said Dan Wall, General Manager of Lazy E Arena. “We encourage everyone to have a picnic, catch a fish, attend the Kentucky Derby party, and sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Lazy E!”
Lazy E Arena appreciates the support and assistance from the Missouri Reining Horse Association, Oklahoma Reining Horse Association and Southwest Missouri Reining Horse Association.
The Lazy E Arena would like to thank the sponsors for their support of the Lazy E Red Dirt Reining: Cox Business, John Vance Auto Group, AFR Insurance, Priefert Rodeo & Ranch Equipment, Sherwin Williams, ABI Equine and Bloomer Trailers.
For more information, including schedule, terms, and entries, click here.
OCA’s Range Round-Up to Move Back Home to Lazy E Arena
The Mission Remains the Same
OKLAHOMA CITY, January 19, 2015 – After a decade away, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s Range Round-Up is returning to its original home – the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Oklahoma.
The 31st annual event will take place Aug. 28-29, 2015, at the Lazy E Arena which served as a two-decade host of the Range Round-Up beginning with its inception in 1985.
“We are excited about the possibilities that this move will offer,” said Tim Drummond, OCA Range Round-Up Chairman. “The Lazy E has upgraded their facilities, and, as a committee, we feel it will work well for us and be a good change. In addition, the Lazy E wants to help us with our mission.” Tickets are anticipated to go on sale in May.
The OCA Range Round-Up set out on a mission more than 30 years ago to provide family entertainment, promote beef and raise money for charity. The selected charity has varied over the years, but 2014 marked the 18th straight year the Children’s Miracle Network has been the charity. In that time, the OCA has donated more than $404,000 and formed a strong connection to the charity and its work.
The event will still consist of 12 ranch teams consisting of ranch cowboys that compete in six events that mirror many of the activities they do on the ranch. The Lazy E Arena is the perfect place to display it, with the largest dirt arena floor in the country and seating that provides spectators with that perfect vantage point no matter where the action happens. Just with the size of the arena, the cowboys have room to work their horses and handle livestock all while facing similar challenges in the pasturelands they patrol daily.
“The competition is fierce, but the cowboys don’t take home much more than bumps and bragging rights when it’s all said and done,” Drummond said with a grin. “Knowing that we are raising money to help sick children get well is an incentive and makes competing worth the while.”
About OCA: The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association exists to support and defend the state and nation's beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities, visit www.okcattlemen.org.
About Lazy E Arena: The Lazy E hosts and produces 35 events a year, including the famed Timed Event Championship, the Professional Bull Riders and numerous other livestock and equine events. Built in 1984, the arena has a long-lasting legacy in Western events and continues to be a leader in promoting the Western way of life. For more information about the Lazy E Arena, visit www.LazyE.com
Lazy E Arena Donates to the Victims of Apartment Complex Fire
Robert Simpson with the Lazy E Ranch and Arena donates a check to Karen Wallis with the American Red Cross to help families move forward following a tragic apartment fire on Nov. 19.
Courtesy of Guthrie News Page
A month has now gone by since the tragic Nov. 19 Guthrie apartment fire that claimed the life of a 9-month-old baby and left multiple families without a home and their possessions. Donations continue for the victims and the latest from the Lazy E Arena and Ranch will help give assistance during the Christmas holiday.
Through the Logan County Red Cross, the Lazy E Arena and Ranch donated $4,000 directly to the families to help move forward.
“The Lazy E Arena and Ranch, along with the McKinney Family, are proud to be a part of the Guthrie Community and when we can, we are happy to support organizations like the Red Cross to funnel these funds directly to the Victims.” Director of the Lazy E, Robert Simpson, said.
Emergency crews responded to the apartment complex at 902 N. Pine, at the intersection of Pine and College, just before 3:30 a.m. The fire destroyed the complex and three vehicles parked in front of the building.
“The recent Guthrie Apartment Fire touched our Lazy E family’s heart. We hope this donation can help the families get back on their feet,” Lazy E owner, Leslie McKinney, said.
The local Red Cross chapter immediately opened seven cases to begin helping the families.
Volunteer Disaster Program Specialist Karen Wallis says all except one family has found permanent housing, but says they are close to finalizing their home.
Wallis says the Long Term Recovery group is helping the families with furniture once the families move into their new homes.
“The effort from the Lazy E is certainly going help us with our needs. We appreciate it so much.”
In addition to furniture, the donation will help with clothing and food.
Donations of gift cards may be brought to the Logan County Red Cross building (219 S, 2nd), The Guthrie Chamber of Commerce (212 W. Oklahoma Ave.), or to Neighborhood Solutions at City Hall (101 N. 2nd). Donations of household items, nice furniture, or appliances can be arranged through Neighborhood Solutions at 405 282-0880.