The "Original" Rodeo
2007 Western States Championship Ranch Rodeo
Official Rodeo Results
CHAMPION TEAM Eiguren Ranch, Jordan Velley, Oregon
2ND PLACE TEAM Sandhill Cattle Co., Earth, Texas
Bronc Riding Eiguren Ranch, Jordan Valley, Oregon
Team Doctoring Eiguren Ranch, Jordan Valley, Oregon
Team Sorting Sandhill Cattle Co., Earth, Texas
Wild Cow Milking Rainbow Ranch, Deming, New Mexico
Team Branding Eiguren Ranch, Jordan Valley, Oregon
OVERALL TEAM WINNERS
Champion Team Eiguren Ranch, Jordan Valley, Oregon
2nd Place Team Sandhill Cattle Co., Earth, Texas
3rd Place San Felipe Cattle Co., Hollister, California
4th Place Materson Ranch, Guthrie, Texas
RANCH TEAM 4th Place Team Overall
Masterson Ranch Guthrie, Texas est. 1898
Masterson Ranch, Guthrie, Texas.The Masterson Ranch was established in 1898. Today the ranch is owned and operated by the Bill Masterson family. The ranch headquarters is located in King County northeast of Guthrie Texas. The ranch also owns and operates a ranch in Childress County. They also operate a leased ranch north of Amarillo Texas. The Masterson Ranch is a commercial cow/calf operation raising Brangus and Angus cattle. They also have a horse program raising ranch and performance horses.
Team members include: Robert Masterson, Kenny Chambers, Edward Estrada, Robert Estrada, Pat Butler and Bill Masterson
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
Lyle Ranch Benjamin, Texas est. 1950
Hunter Ranch Knox City, Texas est. 1980
The Lyles Ranch is a family run operation. Lewis Lyles founded the ranch around 1950’s. It is located in Knox and King counties. The ranch is a cow/calf operation, and the manager is Mike Lyles.
The Hunter Ranch is located in North Central Texas. It was established in the 1980’s. The ranch is a cow/calf operation, they also run approximately 500 yearlings in the winter on wheat pasture. The ranch manager is Tony Hunter.
Team members include: Mike Lyles, Tony Hunter, Andy Paul, Jones Tom Lyles and Waylon Davis.
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
Yolo Ranch Prescott, Arizona est. 1887
4 - D Ranch Riley, New Mexico est. 1980
A trip to the historic Yolo Ranch is a journey that takes you through towering pines, across grassy meadows and through rolling, water-incised pastures. Nestled in mountainous ponderosa pine, the Yolo Ranch is located in Yavapai County, 50 miles northwest of Prescott, Ariz. Cattle bearing the Yolo brand continue to roam the ranch as they have since 1875. Tip Wilder, a rancher from Yolo County, Calif., near Sacramento, established the Yolo brand in 1885. Not only did it commemorate the area from which he came, but also the brand was unique since the ranch name was spelled out within the brand. For that reason, it was a hard iron to work over and a difficult brand for rustlers to change or alter. Today the ranch, which is privately owned, continues to operate much the same way it did more than a century ago. With four cattle camps and 1,000 head of cattle, the ranch covers a lot of difficult, rocky terrain in some of the most beautiful country in Arizona.
Team Members include: Keith James, Wes James, Ken James, Jake McCorkell, Kirk Burns and Luke James
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
Tub Handle Cattle Co Seymore, Texas est. 1972
Ownbey Cattle Co Crowell, Texas est. 1979
Tub Handle Cattle Co. & Ownbey Cattle Co. Seymour Tx. & Union County NM, Foard County TX In 1972, Henry Morton and Wayne Petit were neighbors and friends in Archer County. One afternoon, they founded the Tub Handle Cattle Co. over a cold beer and a handshake. With an agreement not to borrow any money, the two started out with 8 cows and 1 bull. The business is still run in the same manner today, but now there are 300 cows and 1,900 yearlings on 11,000 acres of pasture and wheat in Archer and Baylor counties. Henry Morton passed away March 25, 2003. His wife Pauline still runs the joint family business with partners Wayne and Kay Petit.
Ranch manager is Ho Ho Petit.
Ownbey Cattle Co. was established in 1979 by Danny and Kathy Ownbey. The business started out small, just running a few hundred head of yearlings. As the years passed, Ownbey Cattle Co. has grown steadily. The company owns about 50 head of cows and 20 head of horses, but the main focus is yearlings. With the 1,500 head feed yard, the company preconditions between 7,000 and 8,000 head of yearlings per year. With approximately 15,000 acres leased, stretching from Union County NM to Foard County TX., the company grazes over 3,000 head of yearlings each year. Today Heath and Josh Ownbey run the family business that their father and mother started nearly 30 years ago. Ranch managers are Josh and Heath Ownbey.
Team Members include: Ho Ho Petit, Josh Ownbey, Heath Ownbey, Bobby Pautsky, John Hampton and Gary Don Overton
Simplot Livestock Co Rogerson, Idaho est. 1960
Simplot Livestock Co. Rogerson Idaho SIMPLOT LIVESTOCK COMPANY began in the early 1940's when company founder J.R. Simplot purchased Bruneau Sheep Company. Over the past sixty years the company has evolved to include fifteen separate ranches, running approximately 26,000 head of mother cows in Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon. The company also owns two feedlots with a capacity to handle 240,000 head of feeder cattle.
Team Members Include: Chris Staley, Clair Kempton, Ike Thomas and Britt Newman
Hatchet Ranch Hachita, New Mexico est. 1880
The Hatchet Ranch is located at the base of the Hatchet Mountains in the bootheel of New Mexico. It was established in 1880 by Carl Stanley as a crossing for Mexican cattle and joins the Mexican border for 24 miles. The ranch was owned by the Everhart family from 1902 to 1995. The Petersons now own the ranch and run a crossbred herd on its 250 sections. They have a herd of corriente cattle and a small band of broodmares to raise ranch horses. Ace Peterson is the ranch manager.
Team Members include: Ace Peterson, Kay Peterson, Andy Peterson, C.W. Morris ,Shady Ward and Ethan Crockett
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
C Ranch Crecent Valley, Nevada est. 1969
DeLong Ranch Winnemucca, Nevada est. 1968
The C Ranch was started in the late 1800’s by Jim Filippini’s great great uncle. It has been in the Filippini family ever since. The C brand is the oldest originated brand in the state of Nevada. The ranch is still family owned and operated. The ranch manager is Jim Filippini.
The DeLong Ranch is a family owned and run cow-calf operation in northern Nevada. It has used the J-G (“JHG”) brand since the early 1900’s. DeLong Ranches raises red angus cross cattle and is managed by Will DeLong.
Team Members Include: Jim Filippini ,Will DeLong, George Barton and Jeff Garijo
RANCH TEAM Wild Cow Milking
Rainbow Ranch Deming, New Mexico est. 1960
Rainbow Ranch was established in the early 1960s by Ross and Anita May near Deming in southern New Mexico. It is now owned and operated by daughter and son-in-law, Kenny, who is also the ranch manager, and Merrianne Treadwell, and their sons, Russ and Phil. The May and Treadwell families are fifth-generation ranchers in the Deming area. Rainbow Ranch has expanded its ranching interests to ranches and leases in Luna, Sierra and Socorro counties of New Mexico. Rainbow Ranch is a cow/calf operation. The mild climate of the area allows for spring calving and weaning in late fall. The desert terrain usually provides annual weeds and grasses, as well as perennials. The Treadwells and the cowboys also spend time training rope and cow horses. They have several young geldings used along with seasoned horses for working cattle. There are always some cattle close to headquarters used for working young potentials. The Rainbow Ranch has qualified for the World Championship Ranch Rodeo 3 times and won the title of World Champion in 2005.
Team Members include: Kenny Treadwell, Russ Treadwell, Phil Treadwell, Seth Hyatt and Casey Hatley
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
Flying M Ranch Imlay, Nevada est. 1960
Eden Valley Ranch Golconda, Nevada est. 1900
The Flying M Ranch is a true Nevada desert cow outfit established in the 1960s. The ranch winters 1,100 head of mother cows outside on the high desert range and summers along the Humboldt River. Tim DeLong purchased the place in 1992. He has built up a reputation for producing quality Charolais-cross calves, which have topped Superior Video Auction sales many times. The ranch is managed by Tim DeLong.
Located between two mountain ranges in the northeastern part of Humboldt County, Nevada, the Eden Valley Ranch was established the early part of the 1900s. First run as a sheep and cow outfit, it eventually became the straight cow/calf operation it is today. The ranch has had relatively few owners. The Joy Fullenwider Family purchased the ranch in 1957, and operated it for forty-some years. Then, after leasing the ranch for several years, Frank and Kathy Bengoa bought the place in 2004 and call it home along with their grown children, Ross and Colleen. They run commercial cattle and a nice herd of saddle horses. Frank, himself, was raised on another Homboldt County cow/calf outfit, and has buckaroo’d on most of the ranges of Northen Nevada and Eastern California, he is also the ranch manager.
Team Members include: Tim DeLong, D.W. Fowler, T.J. Thompson and Frank Bengoa
RANCH TEAM 2nd Place Team Overall
Sandhill Cattle Co Earth, Texas est. 1998
Sandhill Cattle Co. Earth and Hereford, Texas The Sandhill Cattle Co. was started in 1998. The current owners are Tripp Townsend, Bruce Bridges, and Glen Black. Sandhill Cattle Co. leases 16,000 acres of grass in Lamb County, where they run 1000 to 1,500 yearlings. The ranch also runs around 200 cows. During the winter months 3,000 to 5,000 yearlings run on wheat pasture. Sandhill also runs a 200 head pre-conditioning yard. Tripp Townsend is the Ranch manager.
Team Members include: Trip Townsend ,Efarrin Corrales ,Autmn Townsend ,Tyler Rice and Jesse Valdez
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
Geyser Ranch Ely, Nevada est. 1940
Van Norman Ranch Tuscarora, Nevada est. 1940
The Geyser Ranch is located in Lake Valley, 60 miles south of Ely, Nevada. From the ranch headquarters there’s a view of Wheeler Peak, the highest mountain in Nevada reaching 13,070 feet in elevation. The ranch runs 40 miles by about 15 miles wide, Hwy 93 travels through the center of most of the ranch. The ranch was established in the 1940’s by a man named Lee Travis. Since then the ranch has had different owners and leasees. Demar and Lora Dahl purchased the ranch in 2006, Matt Mori was hired on as the foreman. The ranch runs 1800 mother cows year round in White Pine and Lincoln Counties. The cattle at the Geyser Ranch carry the script D iron on the right hip.
Van Norman Ranches is a family owned and operated corporation located 60 miles north of Elko Nevada. It is comprised of five different ranches that were all put together by Charlie & Delia Van Norman. The first homestead was purchased in 1945 in the Independence Valley near Tuscarora, and through the years it has been expanded. Currently, the ranch runs around 1000 head of mother cows, which calve in the spring, sometime around April. Those calves are kept and fed on the ranch until they are sold in the fall as yearlings. Along with the cattle operation, Van Norman Ranches has a farming operation with about 10,000 acres of alfalfa and wild grass hay that is used to feed the animals through the winter. Van Norman Ranches also has a Quarter Horse program where they breed about 30 mares each year, they keep part of the colt crop to ride on the ranch and sell therest at their annual horse sale every September in Elko. Van Norman Ranches received the AQHA Bayer 2001 Best Remuda award, which honors quality American Quarter Horse the are used on working ranches.
Team members include: Matt Mori, Ty Van Norman, Troy Van Norman, Brett Sheehan and Dan Lock
RANCH TEAM 2007 CHAMPION TEAM
Eiguren Ranch Jordan Valley, Oregon est. 1992
Eiguren Ranch was established about 15 years ago. It is operated by three brothers: Richard, Jason and Mike. The ranch is located in the southeast corner of Oregon. The Eiguren Ranch runs 700 cows year round plus the three brothers help their parents operate their 700 cow ranch. Each brother operates with their own separate brand. The Mackenzie Ranch was put together by Duncan Stewart MacKenzie who came over from Scotland and started in the cattle business. He took up a homestead on Mahogany Mountain about 1926 and also bought the Bar 71 Ranch on Sussor Creek in Rockville OR. His son Duncan Mackenzie took over the ranch and added more cattle and property. It is now run by Sam MacKenzie and his son, and Sams brother. They run around 2500 cows, and also have a registered quarter horse program.
Team Members include: Richard Eiguren, Jason Eiguren, Mike Eiguren and Sam Mackenzie
RANCH TEAM 3rd Place Team Overall
San Felipe Cattle Co Hollister, California est. 2005
San Felipe Cattle Company is a fourth generation cow/calf and yearling operation located on the central coast of California. It is owned and managed by Shawn and Wyatt Bourdet. The ranch also has a full time horse operation starting colts year-round for the public.
Team Members include: Wyatt Bourdet, Chance Jackson, Mike Johns and Frankie Martinez
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
Buck Creek Ranch Cottonwood Falls, Kansas est. 1992
Scribner Ranch El Dorado, Kansas est. 1964
Samuel N. Wood, an abolitionist from Ohio, established Buck Creek Ranch in 1858. He moved his family to the Kansas Territory after President Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed residents to vote for or against slavery. In 1992, Randy and Cindy Peterson purchased the property and named it Buck Creek Ranch, where they raise cattle and horses.
Scribner Ranch, as it exists today, began in 1946 when Robert Zebold moved to Kansas from Arkansas and employed Lowell Scribner as ranch foreman. This relationship grew into a partnership on a cowherd, with Lowell continuing to work with the yearling grazing program. John Scribner was fortunate to grow up on this ranch and bought his first cows in partnership with Lowell and Mr. Zebold in the fall of 1962. This threesome continued to ranch together until 1999, when Robert Zebold passed away, followed by Lowell Scribner in 2002. The family connection with part of the ranch dates back to the 1870s, when John Scribner’s great-grandparents, the Robert Millers, acquired 320 acres of ground on Satchel Creek, and the A. Z. Scribners moved onto an adjoining 480 acres in 1898. Lowell’s parents were the son and daughter of these families, whose farms are still part of the 6,700 acres that the ranch operates today.
Team Members include: Randy Peterson, Bud Higgs, David Scribner, Doug Scribner, Daniel Scribner and John Scribner
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
E - Z Ranch Albany, Texas est.
Stasney Cook Ranch Albany, Texas est. 1988
The EZ Ranch is located East of Albany in Shackelford County. It is 15,000 acres that runs 650 Hereford and Angus cows,and 300 yearlings. The ranch was started in the fall of 2002 by Dustin Parsons who is currently owner and operator. The EZ brand comes from the late Easy Parsons who was not only Dustin's grandfather but also a strong influence of his ranching heritage. Ranch foreman for this ranch is Jacob Scarborough.
Team Members include: Dustin Parsons, Jacob Scarborough, Charles Burnett, Michael Seaton
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
M K & O Ranch Grenola, Kansas est. 1950
Locke Grass & Cattle Co Eldorado, Kansas est. 1947
The Locke Grasse & Cattle is owned and operated by Chris and Alison Locke, with the assistance of there 2 oldest sons, Levi Grove and Ryan Locke. It is a diversified family operation located in the Flint Hills of Kansas. It was started over 60 yrs ago and has grown with 3 generations of family currently involved. As well as maintaining a 400-550 head cow herd on a yearly basis, the ranch also grazes approximately 10,000 yearlings on summer pasture. They also utilize a pre-conditioning yard at their headquarters. The MK&O Ranch is a large cow/calf operation located in Chautauqua and Elk Counties in southeast Kansas. H.W Allen purchased the ranch in the early 1950’s. Mr. Allens grandsons, John, Phillip Wesley and Andy Allen now own the ranch. Nelson Burdette, who grew up on the MK&O Ranch, is the manager. His wife Jackie and their two daughters also help out.
Team Members Include: Levi Grove, Ryan Locke, Brett Cloud, Lucas Littrell and Bayle Hebb
D & M Cattle Co Greely, Kansas est. 1976
D & M Cattle Co. is located in East Central Kansas in Anderson Co. Established in 1976, it is owned by Joe and Roberta Donohue and Les and Pattie McGee. Their stockers, feeders, and cow-calf operations along with haying and farming acres encompass a six county area in eastern Kansas.
Team Members include: Les McGee, Lee Hart, Tyson Orear and Travis Kopf
COMBINED RANCH TEAM
Jimmy Lee Ranch Fallon, Nevada est. 1998
Kenny Lee Ranch Fallon, Nevada est. 1995
The Lee’s Family Ranching operations started in the 1990’s. Jimmy Lee started out by leasing 13 head of cows from a local wido and built the operation to a 550 head cow/calf and 175 head yearling outfit. Jimmy along with his wife Jamie and daughter Shelby and son Sterling run cattle in Washoe and Douglas counties in Nevada and Lassen county in California. Kenny Lees operation covers Churchill, Douglas, and Washoe Counties. He along with his wife Tammy, and two sons Flint and Tommy run a cow/calf operation and a large Quarter Horse and Paint Horse breeding program. During the busy season Thad Waltman and Russell Funk help out with the gathering and branding, and shoeing and colt starting as needed. Both are good hands and are always a welcome site when the work starts.
Team Members include: Jimmy Lee, Kenny Lee, Flint Lee, Thad Waltman and Russell Funk