4 Results for author: Bob Welch

What a Week! | The WRCA Blog

As a rookie team at the 22nd World Championship Ranch Rodeo, I have to say that the experience was an incredible one. First, I’d like to thank the WRCA staff, board of directors, and volunteers for a great week. I’ve been to the WCRR enough to see that the contestants are well taken care of, but to experience it ... More

A Sad Silence | Remembering Hadley Barrett

  Hadley Barrett was the rodeo fans’ best friend. Not only is he perhaps the most-listened-to rodeo announcer of all time, he was the finest. Grandparents, parents, and children have all heard him describe the action on the arena floor during his 50-year career. None have done it with the dignity and class of ... More

Into the Sunset | Remembering Harry Vold

They called him the Duke of the Chutes, but every year at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas, the late Harry Vold was more like a king holding court. And for four days every November, the 11-time PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year and ProRodeo Hall of Fame sat on a simple throne. Perched unassumingly ... More

Amarillo, Here We Come! | The WRCA Blog

Logging on to wrca.org this morning, I saw the official countdown to the 22nd World Championship Ranch Rodeo: Eight days, nine hours, 33 minutes, and the seconds ticking away. A wave of dread and excitement washed over me. As part of the Iron Springs/Welch Cattle Company team, I’m certainly looking forward to our first ... More