History Lesson

The cowboys on the Burns Ranch know something about history. In fact, the ranch can trace its history in Henrietta, Texas, back more than 125 years to 1890, when Aldolphus Raht first put the acreage together. The Burns/Johnson family has owned the ranch since 1928. Now, Graham Johnson represents the fourth generation of ... … Read More

Top Horse

Despite his registered name, John C. Brian isn’t exactly sure what Razzle Dazzle Rey did to catch the attention of the judges who selected him as the Top Horse at the 22nd Annual World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo last November. “I don’t know what made him stand out,” Brian said. “All those cowboys ... … Read More

WRCA Foundation Year End Wrap-Up

As most folks in the ranching world know, 2017 was a year of tragedy for a huge swath of the Great Plains cow country. Devastating fires raged in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Montana, and Nevada. Somewhere near 2 million acres were burned and untold cattle were lost. While the record wildfires laid waste to prime ... … Read More

WCRR Top Hand Connor Grokett

Connor Grokett had cows to feed. After being at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo for five days, he and his wife, Kalyn, had a list of chores piling up back at the JLB Ranch in Fall River, Kansas, where he is the division manager. After rodeoing all week with the Robbins Ranch and Keith Cattle team (he day works for ... … Read More

WRCA Foundation #GivingTuesday

Most cowboys aren’t into Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday. Those days pass as most others in the fall: feeding cows or straightening out weanlings. Oh sure, if they get to the house before the evening news is over, they’ll see the crazed hoards trampling each other for the latest video game and ... … Read More

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 ... … Read More

Congrats to the 2017 WRCA World Champs

  It was lucky 13 for Canyon, Texas, cowboy Rodey Wilson and his ranch team. This year marked Wilson’s 13th qualification for the Working Ranch Cowboys Association’s World Championship Ranch Rodeo. His teammates have varied over the years, and in 2017, he was joined by several WCRR first-timers. But 13 was ... … Read More

From Special Ops to Ranch Rodeos

Growing up, there were two things Bert Kuntz wanted to be: A Green Beret or Navy SEAL and a cowboy. He accomplished the first during his 10-year military career as a Special Forces medic and Green Beret who had multiple deployments in the Middle East and throughout Asia. A couple years later he would make strides toward ... … Read More

The Amarillo Civic Center arena was a sea of pink on Friday, as the World Championship Ranch Rodeo promoted breast cancer awareness through the Punchy in Pink night. Punchy in Pink is an initiative that helps ranch women battling breast cancer.

Punchy in Pink

According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within her lifetime. The disease doesn’t discriminate and affects women from all walks of life, from CEOs in big metropolises to ranching women in the heartland. Brooke Cargill’s life has been touched by cancer ... … Read More

WRCA Special Kids Ranch Rodeo

A Very Special Rodeo

Calves are being chalk branded, ropes are catching their targets, jeans are getting dusty with arena dirt, and whoops and hollers of encouragement are coming from all around. Despite the familiar sights and sounds, however, this ranch rodeo is a little different. Its star cowboys are children with disabilities from ... … Read More