Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill were the winners of the Broc Cresta Memorial held in Cottonwood, Calif. Left to right are Justin Davis, Jade and Colby Corkill, Mandy Staley, Clay Tryan and Spencer Mitchell. (Larry Smith Photo)
By Tracy Gill
Special to Ropers Sports News
I’ve always said that there is no place more beautiful than Shasta County in the springtime, and I don’t think there is any place in Shasta County more beautiful than Jeff and Terri Davis’ Four Star Ranch in Cottonwood, Calif. For anyone who has ever visited the ranch, it is easy to understand why Broc chose to call the picturesque ranch his home for the last seven years of his life. There could not have been a more fitting place for the Broc Cresta Memorial Scholarship Roping to be held.
Jim Pickens, center, presented Clay Tryan and Patrick Smith checks for $4,257 per man and Coats Saddles for winning the fourth annual James Pickens Jr. Foundation Charity Roping, held April 23 at the historic, 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch in Lebec, Calif. (Kendra Santos photo)
Clay Tryan and Patrick Smith roped five steers in 32.29 seconds to top the 49-team field. The roping is a labor of love for actor/cowboy Pickens, and the gracious host shows his appreciation for the talent of open ropers with $5,000 in added money out of his own pocket, no stock charge, and free gourmet food all day long for all the cowboys. The non-profit James Pickens Jr. Foundation focuses on faith-based programming, arts, cultural causes, humanities, education, health and human services, with special emphasis on initiatives that support America’s young people. An avid team roper, Pickens uses the roping to promote that cause and simultaneously shine a well-deserved spotlight on today’s cowboy legends.
2013 Rodeo Hall of Fame nominee Bob Feist, center, owner and publisher of Ropers Sports News, with 2010 BFI announcers Reed Flake, left, and Bob Tallman, right. (Tom McNeill Photo)
Ropers Sports News (a monthly team roping, barrel racing and rodeo publication) is pleased to announce that owner and publisher, Bob Feist, has been selected as a nominee for induction into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s 2013 Rodeo Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla.