Saddles were awarded to the high money #3 & Under and #3 & Over at the Doyle Hoskins Memorial. Darrick Hoskins (c) presents saddles to the winners, Tyler Jones and Matt Costa.
By Tammy Hoskins
Special to Ropers Sports News
SANGER, CALIF. – The 16th Annual Doyle W. Hoskins Memorial Team Roping and 14th Annual Barrel Race were held July 11th & 12th at the S Bar J Arena.
Russ Cook of Magnolia, Texas and Ricky Oliver of Huntsville, Texas, teamed up at the last minute to score the biggest win of their recreational team roping careers in Guthrie, Oklahoma on June 23. They caught four steers fast enough during the Cactus 9.5 Over 40 competition to earn $50,000 cash during Wrangler BFI Week presented by Yeti. – Olie’s Images
GUTHRIE, OKLA. – (June 24, 2020) – Because Wrangler BFI Week presented by Yeti had to be abruptly moved from Nevada to Oklahoma in order to happen in 2020, organizers decided to let the books stay open.
Anyone could walk up and enter the eight amateur ropings held as part of BFI Week, anchored by the 43rd Annual Bob Feist Invitational for professionals. It paid off for a pair of Texans on June 23. Ricky Oliver didn’t know Russ Cook was in Guthrie until he happened to bump into him in the Lazy E Arena about an hour before the 9.5 Over 40 roping. They decided to enter the event, now in its second year as part of the BFI Week roster, having arrived in Guthrie to rope in the brand-new 10.5 Over 40 with other partners.