FWSSR 2022 Spring Newsletter

7 Specialty Rodeos HAYTHORN CLAIMS RANCH RODEO TITLE They blew into Dickies Arena from Nebraska’s Sand Hills. The crew from Haythorn Land & Cattle Company, led by the archetypal Craig Haythorn, ran the table at the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo taking the champion team title, as well as top horse and top hand awards. After winning three events on Friday night, they were in prime position for the win. Just remain competitive on Saturday and the title was theirs. Two second and two third place finishes on Saturday sealed the deal and the team took a trailer, saddles, buckles, cash and other prizes back to Arthur, Neb. Sage Haythorn and his horse “Honey” shined in Dickies Arena winning both Top Hand and Top Horse. Here, Sage and Honey set the Haythorn crew up for an impressive 27.07 time in Friday’s Wild Cow Milking, besting the nearest team by 13 seconds. Among the six ranches that will compete in 2023, Haythorn, Spade and R.A. Brown Ranch will return. The remaining three slots will be filled through a random draw from a list of ranches that meet the qualifications listed in the 2023 official Best of the West Ranch Rodeo Rules. HAYTHORN RANCH COW MILKING 1) Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. 2) Spade Ranch 3) R.A. Brown Ranch 4) Drummond Ranch 5) Tongue River Ranch 6) Bonds Ranch 2022 RANCH RODEO RESULTS (Based on total money won) COWBOY CHANNEL ENHANCES RODEO COVERAGE Beginning with Bulls’ Night Out, a new 30-minute pre-show hosted by Cowboy Channel personalities gave fans insight on what they could expect from competitors and stock draws for each rodeo performance. Aired to television audiences and played on Dickies Arena’s center-hung screen, the show’s open-air set in the north plaza concourse allowed ticket buyers to personally watch the programs that were hosted by Jeff Medders, Justin McKee and Amy Wilson. Interviews with Stock Show staff and rodeo personnel were also conducted by Cowboy Channel personalities and broadcasted to viewers including this one regarding the rodeo social scene in Dickies Arena. RODEO SOCIAL SCENE COWBOY CHANNEL PRE-SHOW