Shoat Webster Classic weekend’s No. 2 roping event in Osage County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Osage County’s second big roping event of this weekend will be Sunday, when the Osage Steer Roping Club hosts the Shoat Webster Classic at Bar K Arena.

The event is named for the late-great Lenepah cowboy who won six Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Ropings — including the first three in 1954, ‘55 and ‘56.

Three levels of competition will be offered in the Classic, which will get underway at 10 a.m.

There is to be $4,500 in added money, of which $3,000 will go to the A division, $1,000 into the B-level pot and $500 for the C-class.

Pre-entries are recommended and can be made by calling 287-4222 or 636-3443. Entry fees run $300 in A, and $235 for B and C.

All entries are required to have an OSRC membership, which costs $125/year. Late entries will be taken on a last-to-enter, first-to-rope basis.

Commemorative buckles will be awarded to the high-point winners in each division.

Results from other recent OSRC events had Chet Herren winning the A division, Thomas Smith of Barnsdall taking B and Zac Parrington of Hoyt, Kan., claiming the C title at the Ed Goad Memorial held May 31 at the Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena. Winners of the Ted Wells Memorial roping on April 25-26 were Pawhuska’s Dee Kyler at the A level, Brad Starks of Lenapah in the B and Parrington, again, for the C division.

Kyler’s Bar K Arena is located about 12 miles southwest of town off County Road 5305. More information may be obtained by calling the aforementioned numbers.