Is that a grin or a grimace on Jeremiah Campbell’s face? He rode for Davison and Sons Cattle Co.,
Barron Highsmith Cattle and Short Ranches had the fastest time in the Thursday-night Wild Cow Milking, with a smoking :33.18.
The charro ropers of Escamilla Entertainment thrilled the crowd with their mastery of ropes.
It only takes a drop, but milk has to run out of the Bud Light bottle in order for a team to get a
time. Here, the runner for Smith Oasis Cattle and Lost Creek Ranch waits expectantly to see if he got any
liquid in the bottle. The team ended up with a first go-round time of :61.34.
Longtime arena crew member Steve Lewis presents the WRCA colors during the Thursday night
opening ceremonies. He’s riding his good horse Peppy Will Pep.
When I grow up …
The team from Zibell Ranch and Chambers C Cross Ranch get two tied down during Thursday’s
stray gathering event. Their time was :69.59.
The Lonesome Pine Ranch team from Cedar Point, Kansas, puts a stop on their cow, ending up
with a time of :39.58 Thursday night.
Trinity Seely, a Nebraska cattlewoman and recording artist, sang the national anthem to a
respectful, attentive crowd Thursday night.
Who needs an amusement park ride? Jeremiah Campbell’s unscheduled dismount was a high-
but failed to make the whistle.
Last year’s Top Hand, Chris Potter, flew the American flag during opening ceremonies.
Bruce Beeman, a former WCRR Top Hand, and a 22nd Consecutive ride without being bucked off, flies out of the bucking chutes with the high score of the night, a 77. He rides for the Broken H Ranch and H Cross Ranch team.
the Broken H Ranch and H Cross Ranch team.
Is that Tripp Townsend’s Mini Me? His son, Trail, joins him on the Sandhill Cattle Co. team this
year, representing Earth, Texas.