2024 Cinch Timed Event Championship Pro-Am Team Roping Results

Pro-Am Heading

  1. Jerry Short and Tyler Pearson, 26.6 seconds on 3, $4,000 per team 
  2. GR Carter and Kolton Schmidt, 28.6 seconds on 3, $2,500 per team
  3. Doug Wade and Brushton Minton, 31.2 seconds on 3, $1,500 per team

Fast Time

  1. Jeff Tebow and Thomas Smith, 6.5 seconds, $1,200 per team

Pro-Am Heeling

  1. Jake Clay and Jeff Todd, 26.0 seconds on 3, $4,000 per team
  2. Thomas Smith and Clark Bittle, 30.5 seconds on 3, $2,500 per team
  3. Riley Wakefield and Coulter Barnes, 32.8 seconds on 3, $1,500 per team

Fast Time

  1. Nelson Wyatt and Brandon Taylor, 7.1 seconds, $1,200 per team

AQHA Top Horse

Introducing the prestigious AQHA Top Horse fan-voted award, a testament to the exceptional equine talent showcased in the Cinch Timed Event Championship and Jr Ironman presented by WCRA.

BIG CTEC NEWS! $1,000 Award Cinch Timed Event Championship AQHA Top Horse Award, and $500 Award – Jr Ironman AQHA Top Horse Award! Nominate an AQHA registered Quarter Horse that you are competing on to be eligible for the award. You can nominate at contestant check in. You will need the horse’s registered name, registration number and owner information. If a copy of the registration papers is available, that will speed up the verification procedure!

The AQHA Top Horse Award will be awarded to the horse that FANS select after CINCH Timed Event Championship judges narrow the selection to 10 AQHA horses!

Voting will open after the first round of the Jr Ironman and the third round of the Cinch Timed Event Championship.

Bama Montana 2018 Bay Gelding
Bamacat x Short Candy (Shorty Lena)
Rider: Clayton Hass
Event: Heading and Heeling
Owner: Slick Robison Rope Horses
Horse: Time To Sven
Rider: Eli Green
Event: Heading
Age: 7 (Gelding)
Owner: Kyndall Green

2024 Jr Ironman Contestants


Colin Fox 

Age: 18 
Hometown: Manvel, Texas 

Colin Fox started competing in rodeo when he was just 8 years old and, as an all-around cowboy, he’s been waiting for the chance to compete in the Jr. Ironman. 

“I’ve always wanted to get the chance to do it someday,” Fox said. “When I saw they had the Jr. Ironman, I didn’t really know how to get into it. So this year, when I saw that [the WCJR] was a qualifier, I was pretty excited to jump all over that. I’ve always enjoyed working multiple events, so it seems like a lot of fun.” 

The freshman on the rodeo team at Sam Houston State University qualified through the 2023 WCJR at the Lazy E. He considers the steer wrestling his strongest event, but he’s roped calves and headed all through high school and college.  

“So the team roping is definitely my weaker side, but I would say I can head pretty well,” Fox said. “My heeling is definitely just something I need to work the most on.” 

With a covered arena at school, Fox has been getting plenty of practice in for the Lazy E, despite the weather. 

“We’ve been taking horses over there pretty much every day, steer wrestling, roping calves and then we team rope at the end,” Fox said. “I feel like I’m getting mentally right for it as well. I’ve been keeping the calf horse free and everything because it’s more of getting everything knocked down instead of trying to be fast.” 

Fox is a three-time NHSFR qualifier and was the Texas High School Rodeo state champion bull dogger his sophomore year. He’ll be riding his own calf and steer wrestling horses—he’s had both since high school. His head and heel horses are still in the works, but one thing is for certain, he has a knockout helper in the team roping—2022 NFR average champion Tanner Tomlinson. Hazing for him will be John Schueneman. 


Eli Green

Age: 18 
Hometown: Oakdale, California

Eli Green practically grew up at the Cinch Timed Event Championship, watching his dad, three-time Timed Event champ and 10-time NFR qualifier Daniel Green. 

Green is the youngest of Daniel and Shawnda’s three children—Grace and Kyndall being his older sisters—and having a 24-time CTEC contestant for a dad just might come in handy in Green’s first Jr. Ironman appearance. 

“I don’t know if it gives me a leg up, but he’s been helping me get ready, and we’ve been running a bunch of steers and everything,” Green said. “I’ve been bouncing around to some other places, too, getting practiced up.” 

Green qualified for the Jr. Ironman in July of 2023 through the Cinch World Champion Junior Rodeo, after finishing third in the team roping and placing in a few rounds. 

“I’m very excited for it,” Green said. “I’ve been wanting to do it the last couple years, but this was the first time I got around to going out there to get qualified.” 

The high school senior is an all-around hand, competing regularly in the heeling, calf roping and steer wrestling. Aside from his multiple California High School Rodeo Association wins, Green won the 2021 Hooey JR BFI #10.5 at the Lazy E. 

He’ll be riding his sister’s bay head horse “Sven,” his heel horse “Buddy,” bull dogging horse “Siete” and calf horse “Ralph.” Green’s plan for his first Jr. Ironman is to remain smooth. 

“I just want to knock down 12 head and try not to be super slow as I do it but not be irrational, either,” Green explained. 


Evan Bottini  

Age: 20  
Hometown: La Junta, Colorado

In 2024, Evan Bottini returns to the Jr. Ironman competition for the third time, and with hard won wisdom. 

“I’ve learned to never, never count yourself out, that’s for sure” said Bottini, 20. “A lot of things can change. And just because you’re winning the first round doesn’t mean you’re gonna win the last one. So you just gotta stay real humble about things and keep your head high and just keep doing what you’re doing. It’ll sort out how it’s supposed to be.” 

Last year, Bottini was coming off a pretty fresh ankle injury and, though there’s still some tenderness to it, he’s happy to report he’s managed to stay healthy ahead of the event so far. This year’s challenge instead comes from the fact that he’s since lost his calf horse, Goose. 

“My calf horse died after the last Iron Man,” said Bottini, a sophomore on Kansas’ Colby Community College rodeo team. “I’ve got a new younger horse coming, Tom Cat. I’m not real worried about him, I just don’t know what to expect. I haven’t had him in that big of a setting, but I think he’ll be alright.” 

Bottini’s mom and dad are helping him get the rest of his horsepower in order, which includes again counting on Jackson Seibert’s Pac Man for the heading, while his own horses—Netflix and Maverick—will carry him in the heeling and the steer wrestling. 

For manpower, Russel Cardoza will be helping on both ends in the team roping this year and, in the bulldogging, Tyler Pearson will again be hazing for Bottini, the 2021 NHSFR steer wrestler, 2021 Little Britches Dally Ribbon Roping World Champion and 2017 National Little Britches Rodeo Junior Boy World Champion Breakaway Roper.  

In school, Bottini is wrapping up his studies in beef production, and he’s entertaining a few different paths forward. 

“I might come back to continue another year here to get a welding degree and some other things that I would like to get,” said Bottini, who hails from the southeastern corner of Colorado. “But I’ve also got some colleges—Fort Hays, and some colleges down in Texas—that have offered me to come and talk to them.” 

But for the moment, his focus is on the next few college rodeos and getting to the Jr. Ironman arena in good working order. 

“We’ve been healthy all year. We’ve still got a couple weekends to go but, hopefully, everything stays strong, and we’re good to go by the time we get there.” 


Hank Burgess 

Age: 19 
Hometown:
Dalton, Georgia

Georgia’s Hank Burgess is set on representing the Southeast at his first Jr. Ironman and proving that rodeo talent isn’t only in the purview of the Western states.  

“I’m ready to go out there and show that talent comes from all over and not just way out West,” he said. “I’m excited to cheer on Justin Thigpen—he’s from Georgia, too—and bring back some titles to the Southeast.” 
 

Burgess, 19, came up through the ranks of junior high, high school and Little Britches rodeo and currently competes on the Northwest Mississippi Community College team under renowned coach and NFR steer wrestler, Will Lummus.  

Burgess qualified at the National Little Britches Finals and has been pleasantly surprised by the subsequent celebrity treatment. 

“I’m announced as the kid going to the Jr. Ironman and all sorts of people come up to me to wish me luck,” he said. “I get phone calls and texts offering me horses to ride. It’s wild. It’s great!” 

Luckily, Burgess doesn’t need to call in any favors and has his horses lined up, including a few that are home-raised and self-trained.  

“When I’ve made my own horses, I know them and I know how they’re going to react to stuff,” he said. “I’ve always liked working with the young ones and making them into what I want them to be.” 

With tie-down ropers like Tim Pharr and Danny Phillips as neighbors to offer advice and practice time, calf roping is Burgess’ strongest event, but he’s aiming for “businessman’s rounds all week across the events.”  

“I’m going to go out there and do the best with what I have,” he says. “If it works out, I come home with a paycheck. And if not, at least I got to go and that’s pretty cool.”  

Helping Burgess in the roping will be Travis Klingeman. Hazing for him will be Ironman competitor and World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Pearson.  


Jake Shelton 

Age: 18 
Hometown: Krum, Texas

When Jake Shelton caught the roping bug, he caught it from the best.  

“I started roping steers when I was around 11,” Shelton, 18, said. “I went with some family friends to rope calves at Roy Cooper’s place, and I’ve been in love with it since.”  

And when he caught the bulldogging fever, he caught that from the best as well.  

“K.C. Jones taught me how to bulldog,” he said. “I’ve had some good teachers.” 

That top-notch education successfully carried Shelton through the ranks of junior high and high school rodeo to a 2023 Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo steer wrestling title and a qualification for the Jr. Ironman.  

“The Jr. Ironman has always been a goal of mine,” the Krum, Texas, high school senior said. 

Though feeling strongest in the calf roping and steer wrestling, Shelton is going “full throttle” on training for all the events.   

“Whenever I’m not in school, I’m practicing,” he said. “I try to practice at least two events every day. I might take off a night to go jackpot, but otherwise, it’s all day, every day.”  

Shelton’s horse string will include some of Jones’ bulldogging team.  

“I’ve been fortunate enough to be real good friends with K.C. for a long time,” he said. “He told me, ‘Well, you know, the team, they’re in shape. Why don’t you just take them?’” 

Hazing for Shelton will be his father, Daryll Shelton. And in the team roping, his good friend Cash Fretwell will be helping on both sides.  


Ketch Kelton 

Age: 18 
Hometown: Mayer, Arizona 

Reigning Jr. Ironman Champion Ketch Kelton is the definition of cowboy cool. The Arizona roper garnered the 2022 Arizona High School Rodeo Association and NHSFR All-Around Cowboy titles before smashing the Jr. Ironman aggregate record in 2023 with a time of 107.4 seconds on 12 head. 

Specializing in heading and heeling, the 18-year-old isn’t rattled by the thought of coming into the 2024 event with a bullseye on his back.  

“I don’t have a different perspective this year,” Kelton said. “You know what to expect, and you know you need to pace yourself throughout the competition. Just treat everything the same and try not to make a mistake. I really enjoy competing up there with those guys. I’ve always wanted to do the Ironman.” 

The son of 12-time Cinch Timed Event Championship competitor Chance, Kelton literally has the Ironman competition in his blood.  

His horse lineup closely matches his 2023 roster, starting with personal gelding “Boon” in the heading and heeling. He’ll be riding Damian Padilla’s bulldogging horse again and calling Brent Lewis for a calf horse.  

In the help department he’ll have Cody Lovell heading and Cade Rice heeling.  

Kelton’s supporters will include parents Chance and Tammy, as well as grandparents Willy and Phyllis Kelton.  


Kreece Dearing 

Age: 19
Hometown: Chico, Texas

It’s a busy time of year for Kreece Dearing. The second semester of college rodeo just kicked off and the South Plains College freshman only had a few days between competing in Odessa and heading north to the Lazy E for his second Jr. Ironman. 

College rodeoing has given Dearing, of Chico, Texas, good opportunity to prepare for the event. 

“We have practice Monday through Thursday,” he said. “I’m getting to practice a lot more than I did last year.” 

Dearing has been an avid roper since the start, and he added steer wrestling to his all-around repertoire some five years ago. Since his Jr. Ironman debut last year, Dearing has also added a WCRA Division Youth All-Around title to his long list of rodeo accomplishments. It’s momentum he hopes to carry into this year’s competition. 

In 2023, Dearing won the third round of the Jr. Ironman, “but had no luck in the first or second round.”

This year, he plans to “gun it a little more.” 

“I’m going to make sure I get a time in every single event,” he said. “A time is a lot better than a 60.” 

Helping him out in the team roping on both sides will be NFR heeler Levi Lord.  As for horsepower, Dearing will be bringing his horses “Big Jake” on the head side, “Carmela” on the heel side and “Tooley” for calf roping. He’s still debating on his bulldogging horse. 

His parents Anita and Rodney Dearing will be there to show their support.  


Luke Tippmann 

Age: 17 
Hometown: New Haven, Indiana

Luke Tippman is entering the Jr. Ironman for the first time in 2024 after being awarded the NLBRA All-Around Cowboy World Champion title in 2023. 

“In the spring I had a really good season,” Tippmann, 17, recalled of his championship season. “I started getting on broncs and earning more points, and my best rodeos were in the spring, leading up to the finals.” 

Bronc riding seems to have grabbed ahold of Tippman’s heart, but he claims team roping as his strongest event and, at the Lazy E come February, he’ll be heeling with the help of his partner of six years, Brazil’s Junior Fornazin. 

“I just want to go into it with a level head and take it one run at a time,” Tippmann said with the wisdom of the Cinch Timed Event Championship veterans. “You can’t beat yourself up over something you can’t fix, so if I make a mistake, I’m just going to do my best to move on.” 

Just a few weeks out from go time, Tippmann had his horses ready but was still determining his hazer for the steer wrestling. He believes one of the Tierney brothers is lined up to pull his steers tight for him in the heading.  

When he’s not in the arena or in school, the high school junior with plans to attend Panhandle State University also works for his dad, Tim, at his company Beastmaster Rodeo, which sells rodeo gear and accessories.  


Micah Kearney 

Age: 17 
Hometown: Holt, Florida 

Though born into a rodeo family, it was only six years ago that 17-year-old Micah Kearney of Holt, Florida, first swung his leg over a saddle. But since then, he’s more than made up for lost time, punching his ticket to the 2023 National Little Britches Finals where he qualified for his first Jr. Ironman.  

“Honestly, I was scared of horses for the longest time, so I didn’t get started young like most people,” he said. “But once I did, I was hooked. I didn’t want to do one event; I wanted to do all of them—and I wanted to be good at all of them.”  

Competing at the Jr. Ironman has been a longtime goal of Kearney’s, and he’s been laser-focused on returning to the Lazy E.  

“It was the thing I was working toward,” he said. “So it was very, very rewarding to get that email.” 

Since the official invite, Kearney has been putting in the hours “practicing everywhere and anywhere to get as sharp as possible, physically and mentally.”  

Kearney says he favors the team roping and bulldogging, is keeping his strategy simple: “I’m going in just making sure I get all 12 head caught about as fast as I can.”  

Roping with Kearney will be two-time NFR header Nelson Wyatt. Hazing for him will be World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Pearson.


Tyler Porter 

Age: 17 
Hometown: Tylertown, Mississippi

Mississippi all-around star Tyler Porter will be competing in the Jr. Ironman competition for the first time in 2024, but he’s leaving the jitters at home. 

“I’m excited about going,” said Porter, 17. “I’m pretty confident about doing it because I’m practicing doing all my events, so I’m doing pretty well. I just practice hard and go there and compete, you know?” 

Porter qualified to compete in Guthrie through the National Little Britches Rodeo Association and was a top 10 header at their 2023 Finals. Back home in Mississippi, the homeschooled junior is sitting pretty in the standings, currently ranked No. 2 in the Boys All Around, No. 1 in the steer wrestling, No. 3 in the team roping and No. 1 in the tie-down roping.  

For help, he’s calling upon two-time World Champion Kaleb Driggers for help on both ends of the team roping and, in the steer wrestling, World Champion Tyler Pearson will be supplying the haze.  

For horsepower, Porter will be riding his own. 

“My steer wrestling horse, we bought him last year and I’ve been riding him for about six months now,” Porter said. “My head horse, we’ve had him for about four years, and then my heel horse, we just got.” 

Porter’s dad, Sean, is also a calf roper and he helped put the finishing touches on the steer wrestling horse when they got him, but they’ve been teaming up with Gonzales, Louisiana’s five-time World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack for extra help, too. 

“I’ve been going down there for a about a year now,” Porter said. “We’re all good friends, and he’s helped me a lot with my steer wrestling.” 

At the event, dad Sean, mom Amanda and 11-year-old brother and fellow roper Jake will be cheering Porter on through the three, four-event perfs of the Jr. Ironman, all with the goal of winning the championship and $20,000. 

Buy Your Special Someone a Weekend Getaway at the Lazy E Arena

Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by treating your special someone to an unforgettable experience filled with adrenaline, excitement, and world-class competition? This February 29 – March 2, 2024, mark your calendars for the 40th Cinch Timed Event Championship at the fabulous Lazy E Arena. Get ready to witness 25 of the best all-around cowboys go head-to-head in a thrilling display of skill and determination as they vie for the prestigious title and a chance to claim the $100,000 check, Montana Silversmiths buckle, and the ultimate bragging rights.

Purchase 2024 Cinch Timed Event Championship Tickets!

At the Cinch Timed Event Championship, expect nothing short of heart-pounding action as these athletes showcase their talents in heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and steer roping.. Whether you’re a seasoned rodeo fan or experiencing the thrill for the first time, the atmosphere at the Lazy E Arena promises to be electrifying, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one.

Cinch Timed Event Championship Purse Climbs to $210K; Adds Five More Contestants to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! In addition to the main event, attendees can also purchase tickets for the 47th Bob Feist Invitational on March 30, 2024. This event brings together the best 125 open teams in the world for a day of intense competition and jaw-dropping action. With adrenaline-fueled moments at every turn, the Bob Feist Invitational is bound to be an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

47th BFI Set For Easter Weekend In Guthrie

Beyond the rodeo arena, there will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. From delicious food vendors serving up mouthwatering treats to interactive exhibits and shopping opportunities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at these action-packed events.

Purchase 2024 Wrangler BFI The Feist Tickets!

So, this Valentine’s Day, skip the traditional gifts and surprise your loved one with tickets to the Cinch Timed Event Championship and the Bob Feist Invitational. Share in the excitement, cheer on your favorite competitors, and create lasting memories together at the Lazy E Arena. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

Don’t miss out on the thrill of a lifetime. Get your tickets now and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember at the heart of the action!

Explore the Western Marketplace at the 40th Cinch Timed Event Championship!

Are you ready to experience the thrill of the Wild West like never before? Mark your calendars because the 40th Cinch Timed Event Championship is just around the corner, February 29 – March 2. Promising an unforgettable blend of adrenaline-pumping competition and Western shopping extravaganza! Whether you’re a seasoned cowboy or a Western enthusiast, this event is tailor-made for you.

Join us as we celebrate four decades of cowboy excellence at the Cinch Timed Event Championship, where 25 of the best all-around cowboys will vie for their chance at the prestigious $210,000 purse. From heading, tie-down roping, heeling, steer wrestling, and steer roping, witness the mastery of these skilled athletes as they compete in five timed events over the course of three action-packed days.

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But that’s not all – immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Western Marketplace, where an array of vendors awaits to offer you the finest selection of Western apparel, accessories, and more. Whether you’re in the market for authentic cowboy boots, handcrafted leather goods, or one-of-a-kind Western decor, you’ll find it all right here.

Cinch Timed Event Championship Purse Climbs to $210K; Adds Five More Contestants to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The Cinch Timed Event Championship runs Feb. 29 to March 2, 2024, streaming on Roping.com. read more

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the vendors you can expect to encounter at the Western Marketplace:

Char’s Western Shop
Created By Navajo Hands Jewelry
CSI Saddle Pads
Custom Rush
Cutting Edge Knife
Diva Bling & The Tiny Highlander Boutique
Enable USA
Kris Cross Jewelry
Leather & Soul / Matt Bennett Custom Leather
Lindsey Miller’s The Bar
Megan Wimberley Fine Art
National Saddlery
NCTA (Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture)
Nutrena
Poco
Ranch Hand Solar Lighting
Ranchylife
Rustic Ranch Texas / Kris Cross Jewelry
Salty Lane Boutique
Sheila’s
T6 Crew
The Territory Everything Western
Tuning Elements by Gay / Golden Tiger
Western Legacy Co.
Wild Plains
Wire Works

Last-minute Christmas shopping panic? Don’t stress! We’ve got the PERFECT gift idea that’ll leave them cheering!

Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable experience with tickets to our upcoming events! Whether they’re rodeo enthusiasts or adrenaline junkies, we’ve got something for everyone: WCRA Rodeo Stampede at the E, International Finals Rodeo 54, AMA Arenacross Championship, and the Cinch Timed Event Championship!

Saddle up for an epic time at WCRA Stampede at the E! Witness the thrill and skill at IFR54! Catch the high-flying action at AMA Arenacross! Or enjoy the Ironman of Pro Rodeo at the Cinch Timed Event Championship!

Grab your tickets now and make this Christmas unforgettable! Don’t miss out on the excitement—gift memories, not just presents!

WCRA STAMPEDE AT THE E

Experience the ultimate rush of rodeo at The Stampede at The E in Guthrie, Oklahoma, January 3-6, 2024. This event will mark the beginning of the 2024 WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo Series, where the world’s top athletes of the sport will compete for the coveted title of Triple Crown of Rodeo winner and a cash bonus of $1 million. You’ll see firsthand the unparalleled power of rodeo as these athletes go head-to-head in a race to become the next WCRA Victor.

Performance Times

                Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024    3:00pm

                Thursday, January 4th, 2024         7:30pm

                Friday, January 5th, 2024               7:30pm

                Saturday, January 6th, 2024         1:30pm

                Saturday, January 6th, 2024         7:30pm

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INTERNATIONAL FINALS RODEO

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you witness four days of non-stop rodeo action at the Lazy E Arena. IPRA athletes who have worked hard and climbed the leaderboard ranks will compete for the prestigious IPRA World Championship Title. Experience the ultimate showdown of rodeo athletes January 11-14.

Performance Times: 

Thursday, January 11th – 7:30 pm – IFR54 Performance 1 
Friday, January 12th – 7:30 pm – IFR54 Performance 2 
Saturday, January 13th – 12:00 pm – IPRA Contract Acts Showcase
Saturday, January 13th – 7:30 pm – IFR54 Performance 3 
Sunday, January 14th – 12:00 pm – OG+E Kid’s Day
Sunday, January 14th – 2:00 – IFR54 Performance 4

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AMA ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

It is the most explosive and fun form of indoor motorsports entertainment in the USA. With youngsters from the age of just four years old through to experienced professionals, all competing on the same track.

Performance Times: 

Round 6 January 19
Round 7 January 26 – 28

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CINCH TIMED EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP

The Cinch Timed Event Championship of the World debuted in 1985. In the world of rodeo at that time, cowboys were beginning to specialize in one or two events. EK Gaylord II, builder and owner of the Lazy E, and a few close cowboy friends had the idea to develop an event that showcased the all-around cowboy, the cowboy who could excel in multiple events, and thus the “Ironman of Pro Rodeo” was born.

2024 Cinch Timed Event Championship Contestants

Cody Doescher, Russell Cardoza, Lane Karney, Riley Wakefield, Nelson Wyatt, Marcus Theriot, Clayton Hass, Jess Tierney, Colby Lovell, Paul D Tierney, Erich Rogers, K.C. Jones, Seth Hall, Kyle Lockett, Justin Thigpen, Taylor Santos, Cole Patterson, Kolton Schmidt, Haven Meged, Shad Mayfield, Tyler Pearson, Clay Smith, Cade Rice, Jake Clay, and Blane Cox

2024 Jr Ironman presented by WCRA Contestants

Ketch Kelton, Colin Fox, Eli Green, Jake Shelton, Dillon Mathis, Hank Burgess, Micah Kearney, Luke Tippmann, Tyler Porter, Evan Bottini

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OCA Ranch Rodeo Announces the 2023 Participating Ranch Teams

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with the Oklahoma Ford Dealers is preparing for the OCA Ranch Rodeo, No. 39 on August 18 and 19 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla.

The OCA Ranch Rodeo consists of twelve ranch teams of ‘real ranch’ cowboys that compete in five different events mirroring many of the activities of daily ranch life.  

The 2023 participating ranches include:  A Bar Ranch, Claremore; Barron-Highsmith Cattle Co. and T and R Ranch, Oologah; Drummond Land & Cattle Co., Pawhuska; Stuart Ranch, Waurika; Daube Cattle Co. & 3C Cattle Co., Ardmore; 4C Cattle & Cross V, Bristow; Burford Ranches, Hominy; Gray G Bar Ranch, Shilder; Quarter Circle 99 Ranch & Rafter D Ranch, Loco; Lazy Rafter Slash Ranch, Lenapah; Trentman Ranch, Pawhuska will team up with Steirwalt Ranch & Cattle Co., Shidler; Whitmire Ranch, Delaware.

The competition is fierce, but the cowboys do not take home much more than bumps and bragging rights.  They participate with one goal: to support the Children’s Health Foundation (CHF).  

“The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s Ranch Rodeo has a close relationship with the Children’s Health Foundation (CHF) that spans 25 years and entails raising more than $630,000,” said Kent Trentman, Ranch Rodeo Committee Chair.  

The event has affectionately been called, ‘Cowboys Helping Kids’ because of our long-standing relationship with Children’s Health Foundation.

 “We’ve hosted many ‘Miracle Children’ over the years and met their families.  Those connections make our mission real and heart-felt for the participating cowboys and the committee that works to coordinate the event.”

CHF funds children’s medical research and treatment for children right here in Oklahoma.  The funds raised for CHF in Oklahoma, stay in Oklahoma.  

According to Trentman, the Oklahoma Ford Dealers have supported the OCA Ranch Rodeo since the beginning as the presenting sponsor.  

“The Oklahoma Ford Dealers believe in our mission and have been extremely loyal and generous over the years,” Trentman said.

The OCA is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma Cattle Industry and works to protect and empower Oklahoma cattlemen today, to serve tomorrow. OCA is the only voice that speaks solely for the cattlemen of Oklahoma and represents beef producers in all 77 counties across the state. 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, the theft reward program or activities call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.

THE 2023 CINCH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP JUNIOR RODEO SET TO BE ONE OF THE RICHEST YOUTH RODEOS IN HISTORY

The 2023 Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo, presented by Montana Silversmith, will make history in July when youth athletes compete for a near $400,000 projected payout— one of the richest in youth rodeo history. 

Hosted by WCRA Division Youth (DY) and The Lazy E Arena, the third edition of the World Championship event will shell out a projected minimum payout of $375,000 to youth rodeo athletes. The WCRA DY championship event will occur at the Lazy E Arena from July 25-29 and is open to any youth athlete ages 19 and under (as of the first day of competition). The 2022 WCJR paid out more than $271,000. 

Late entries for the youth world championship are open now and will close on July 12 at Noon CT. Entry fees for the Junior Division (ages 19-13) will be $400, while Youth Division (ages 15-10) will be $300 per entry. All entries will be taken on nextgenrodeo.com

In July 2022, the Lazy E Arena and the WCRA Division Youth (DY) announced they would join forces on the 2023 Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo. The 2023 event is open to youth athletes competing in 11 disciplines which include – Bareback Riding, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping Heading, Team Roping Heeling, Tie-Down Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Pole Bending, Ladies Goat Tying, and Bull Riding. WCJR athletes can enter only one age division and once per discipline. Roughstock events are Junior Divisions only. 

All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA DY, the VRQ, or event format and payout details should be directed to dy.rodeo or download the WCRA DY app HERE.  

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About WCRA DY (World Champions Rodeo Alliance Division Youth):

WCRA DY is a culmination of a leaderboard race of rodeo events worldwide. Athletes can qualify for July 2023 $200,000 Added Money World Championship Event at the Lazy E Arena by nominating their rodeo efforts and earning points for the WCRA DY leaderboard positions using the VRQ (Virtual Rodeo Qualifier). Athletes can nominate their rodeo efforts starting May 2, 2022 and have until Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. to nominate and earn points. The top 16 on the leaderboard will qualify for the event with no entry fees.

ABOUT LAZY E ARENA: 

The Fabulous Lazy E Arena – just southeast of Guthrie and northeast of Edmond/Oklahoma City – was established in December 1984, just in time for the ’84 National Finals Steer Roping Finals. Originator of the E, E.K. Gaylord II had a vision that both the National Finals Steer Roping Finals and the National Finals Rodeo would happen the same time, in the same area, creating the most epic days rodeo had seen. While the plan only worked for one year, as the NFR moved to Vegas in ’85, the legacy and standards E.K. set from the beginning still carry on today. From giving PBR its start to the Timed Event Championship of the World, the Lazy E has hosted world champions, world championships and personalities galore. In 2005, Gaylord sold the property to a partnership from Nevada, and in October 2013 the property was sold to the McKinney Family from Midland, Texas. The ownership group has long recognized not only the tremendous facility, but also the importance of the Lazy E’s place in Rodeo and Oklahoma history. The Family has committed to maintaining the Lazy E as the World’s premier western entertainment facility. Many updates and renovations are taking place at the Arena which will only enhance the lure of the Lazy E to the general population.

Watch the 2023 Cinch Timed Event Championship Livestream on Roping.com

The 2023 Cinch Timed Event Championship will return to the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma March 2–4, 2023, and Roping.com is bringing livestream coverage of the event to your fingertips. 

The Cinch Timed Event Championship (CTEC) is comprised of five rounds, where each cowboy will compete in five events. New this year, after the first four rounds, the top 15 will return for the fifth round to determine the $100,000 Cinch Timed Event Champion.

LIVESTREAM the 2023 Cinch Timed Event Championship

“This year, our partners at Select Genes are presenting the Sports Desk, hosted by Dru Stewart,” Roping.com Content Director Chelsea Shaffer said. “This will bring ropers and fans arena-side with all of the personalities driving this iconic event, giving them a taste of what makes the CTEC the true Ironman of rodeo.”

Roping.com will also stream the Jr Ironman presented by the WCRA, an event that awards $20,000 to the top all-around hand in the youth ranks. It pits 10 standout contestants head-to-head in the heading, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and heeling over three rounds to determine the ultimate Jr Ironman.

The event kicks off on Thursday, March 2 at 8 a.m. with a Pro-Am team roping for Cinch TEC contestants. The Jr. Ironman will take the stage at 5 p.m. followed by the first performance of the CTEC at 7 p.m. 

Friday, March 3 the second performance of the CTEC, Jr Ironman and third performance of the CTEC will take place at noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.  

Saturday, March 4 will start with the fourth CTEC performance starting at noon, with the final Jr Ironman performance following at 5 p.m. and the final CTEC performance at 7 p.m. 

Ropers can livestream the 2023 Cinch Timed Event Championship on Roping.com or on the Roping.com mobile app. Archived footage of the event will be available exclusively to members. The entire 2022 Cinch Timed Event Championship and bonus footage from the event—won by World Champion Erich Rogers—is also available exclusively on Roping.com.

2023 Jr Ironman Results

Aggregate Results (total on twelve head) 

  1. Ketch Kelton, 107.4 seconds worth $20,000
  2. Clay Clayman, 162.6 seconds worth $5,000
  3. Conner Griffith, 176.3 seconds worth $2,000
  4. Dylan Hancock, 191.0 seconds
  5. Mason Appleton, 192.7 seconds
  6. Caleb Lake, 258.8 seconds
  7. Wyatt Williams, 270.0 seconds
  8. Kreece Dearing, 300.0 seconds
  9. Evan Bottinin 345.1 seconds
  10. Jake Holmes 401.1 seconds

Round Three Results (on four head)

  1. Kreece Dearing 33.5 seconds, worth $750
  2. Ketch Kelton 35.0 seconds, worth $250
  3. Conner Griffith 57.6 seconds
  4. Mason Appleton 63.5 seconds
  5. Dylan Hancock 72.9 seconds
  6. Wyatt Williams 78.2 seconds
  7. Clay Clayman 88.9 seconds
  8. Caleb Lake 101.2 seconds
  9. Evan Bottini 140.5 seconds
  10. Jake Holmes 171.4 seconds

Round Winners (on four head)

  1. Ketch Kelton 32.7 seconds, worth $750
  2. Clay Clayman 37.4 seconds, worth $250
  3. Mason Appleton 38.5 seconds
  4. Dylan Hancock 58.4 seconds
  5. Conner Griffith 59.6 seconds
  6. Caleb Lake 59.9 seconds
  7. Wyatt Williams 87.9 seconds
  8. Jake Holmes 88.5 seconds
  9. Kreece Dearing 154.5 seconds
  10. Evan Bottini 155.3 seconds

Round 1 Results (on four head)

  1. Clay Clayman 36.3 seconds, worth $750
  2. Ketch Kelton 39.7 seconds, worth $250
  3. Evan Bottini 49.3 seconds
  4. Conner Griffith 59.1 seconds
  5. Dylan Hancock 59.7 seconds
  6. Mason Appleton 90.7 seconds
  7. Caleb Lake 97.7 seconds
  8. Wyatt Williams 103.9 seconds
  9. Kreece Dearing 112.0 seconds
  10. Jake Holmes 141.2 seconds