For the eighteenth year in a row the Wilsall Ranch Rodeo showcases ranchers in action.
Saturday night, August 11, the community gathers for a tri-tip dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the band Calvin & the Coal Cars from 9 p.m. to midnight. The calcutta for top team, and fastests times in Wild Cow Milking and Branding is intermixed at some point during the evening.
Sunday morning at eleven, the competition begins. First with individuals in the ranch horse competition--proving who has the best horse. Followed by the kids on foot, in the dust of the track, they take a swing at dummy roping at noon.
The teams gather shortly after in the arena for the classic ranch rodeo events. Ten teams are competing this year in the Wilsall Ranch Rodeo. Teams must have four people on the roster, one must be a lady, or a kid under 15 years old.
The teams entered are:
Hamilton Ranch--Jaime Wood, Colter Scidmore, Sam Wood, and Katie Scidmore
O'Hair Ranch Co.--Jaydon O'Hair, Ryan Malone, Justin O'Hair, and McKade Payne
Slick Horns--Ray Wood, Clay Clarke, Bryce Baldock and Jessie Clarke
Sargent Ranch--Dale Sargent, Tia Watson, Cavan Cooney, and John Cooney
Herein Ranch--Thad Hereim, Nancy Hereim, Knute Hereim, and Vance Voldseth
CW Cattle--Peyton Mullanix, Keith Harris, Joe Winter and Bob Walden
Diamond S Bar Ranch--Austin Stoltzfus, Joe Swartz, Jess Crop, and Jaimie Stoltzfus
The Wild Bunch--Cid Klebenow, Cody Wilsey, Neal Clark, and Keith Hanson
Northfolk Raiders--David Fryer, Andy Kellom, Clay Scidmore, and Laurie Auger
Rowdy Crowd--Dusty Holland, Cassie Holland, and Jake Rose
Pay close attention to the CW Cattle Team, they could be top contenders at this ranch rodeo and possibly that the NILE this Fall. The team captain is younger than how long the Wilsall Ranch Rodeo has been going. Peyton Mullanix was the 2017 Top Hand and has her own team this year.
The Wilsall Ranch Rodeo is held each year at the Wilsall Rodeo Grounds located on Highway 89 approximately 25 miles north of Livingston.