Experience three rodeo events at this year’s festival! At the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo, watch skilled cowhands and their horses compete in events based on the jobs they do on a typical day at the ranch. New this year is the Medicine Lodge Youth Ranch Rodeo, with young cowboys and cowgirls competing for a chance to go to the WRCA World Championship in Amarillo this fall. Saturday night’s Buckapalooza Rodeo will feature rough-stock only events including bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback and ranch bronc events. There will be a variety of concessions, a beer garden and retail vendors both nights, as well as live music Saturday night.
Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo presents working cowboys competing in events such as team penning, stray gathering and wild cow milking. These events are based on ranch activities that are still a part of the modern cowboy’s daily routine. With the cowboy lifestyle becoming increasingly rare, the ranch rodeo is truly a heritage event, showcasing not only human skill but also their incredibly athletic equine counterparts.
View submitted 2022 KCRR team bios
Medicine Lodge Youth Ranch Rodeo
Saturday at noon
Join us for the Medicine Lodge Youth Ranch Rodeo! Ten teams will compete in events for a chance to compete in the World Youth WRCA Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas, this November. Events include sorting, doctoring, trailer loading, branding and the wild steer race. Each participant’s individual age limit is 16 and the combined team age cannot exceed 65.
2023 Youth Ranch Rodeo teams
- 3:16 Ranches | Exeter, Missouri
Dylan Chrisman, Corbin Bailey, Brady LaRue, Wyatt Walker, Rydan White
- 4B Cattle | Fairfax, Oklahoma
Dallie Bledsoe, Daisie Bledsoe, Gage Bledsoe, Cutter Steven, Will Mayfield
- 5 Cross Cattle | Delaware, Oklahoma
Tagg Bond, Grady Gatewood, Dillon Lewis, Stockton Cribbs, Tucker Forth
- B\ Ranch / G&L Feedyard | Pritchett, Colorado
Thomas Grokett, Rhett Bray, Hadley Bray, Rogan Smith, Colby Batterton
- California Creek Cattle Co. | Lenapah, Oklahoma
Nathan Dean, Briar Horn, Jared Campbell, Brody Godsey, Delani Johnson
- Hat Creek / Myers Cattle | Claude, Texas
Blaine Roberts, Kasen Brewer, Reece Myers, Brooks Myers, Lawson Bevil
- JH Cattle | Lenapah, Oklahoma
Owen Dean, Jantz Heaton, Jayt Heaton, Jacon Heaton, Tripp Lawson
- Lost Creek Cattle | Blackwell, Oklahoma
Kalli Kirkpatrick, Sage Tucker, Branch Horn, Karsyn Flores, Mercedes Cargill
- McCormick Cattle Co. | Vinita, Oklahoma
Chase McCormick, Abilene McGee, Tyson McGee, Jayton Collins, William Bell
- Stateline Cattle | Longton, Kansas
Kord Tracy, Hank Hall, Huck Hall, Bronc Kieffer, Wyatt Maxey
- Rim Rock Ranch | House, New Mexico
Saturday night at 8 p.m.
Delivering action-packed entertainment, top-ranked bucking bulls and broncs will test the skill and stamina of their riders. Following the Buckapalooza Rodeo will be an outdoor dance with live entertainment by the Jack Rowdy Band.
Cowboy Trappings and Trade Show
Get some retail therapy under the rodeo arena pavilion where you can shop for goods offered by saddle makers, bit and spur makers, as well as western decor, clothing, accessories and ranch trade.
2023 Ranch Rodeo Teams
Bachman Ranch/Piguet Cattle Co
Established in 2015 by Kyle Bachman. Located in primarily Centralia, Oklahoma.
TEAM MEMBERS: Kyle Bachman, Sean Prater, Jake McCall, Casey Piguet, Colt Bailey
Broken H/Nelson Angus | Bourbon and Allen County, KS
Nelson Angus Ranch is located in the northern Flint Hills. Mike Nelson and his wife Becky, their four daughters Izabel, Teske, Koy and Rhett, make up the third and fourth generation as owners/operators of the ranch. The ranch has many divisions to is operation with a large emphasis going towards their registered, purebred cow-calf operation, which consists of Angus, Sim-Angus and Hereford cows. The ranch’s main focus is producing breeding stock, bulls and replacement females, which they can offer for sale through private treaty year-round. The operation is also involved in grassing yearling cattle and has a finishing yard. TEAM MEMBERS: Cliff Hall, Brock Hall, Mike Nelson, Brian Wurtz, Clay Hokr, Izabel Nelson
Buck Creek Ranch/Patry Cattle Co. | Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Established in 1992 owned/operated by Randy and Cindy Peterson. TEAM MEMBERS: Randy Peterson, Sammy Jo Peterson, Cody Schneider, Josh Patry, Jayden Patry, Heather Patry
Buford Ranches LLC | Hominy, Oklahoma
Established in 1997 by Stephen Buford, Sam Buford and Sharon Buford Linsenmeyer. TEAM MEMBERS: Doug Branch, John Holloway, Tanner McElyea, Haden Bethel, Pete Ross, Brad Eason
Earls Cattle/Peach Land & Cattle | Hollis and Mooreland, Oklahoma
Earls Cattle owned and operated by Colby Earls in Hollis, Oklahoma. Peach Land & Cattle settled in Moscow Flats south of Mooreland, Oklahoma in 1898. TEAM MEMBERS: Colby Earls, Lana Jo Earls, Keith Manney, Dacen Drake, Te Peach, Dusty Kelso
Folk Ranch/Zibell Ranch | Lenapah and Wann, Oklahoma
Folk Ranch established in 1989, owned and operated by Robert J Folk and family in Lenapah, Oklahoma. Zibell Ranch began operation in 1996 owned and operated by Tim and son Clayton Zibell in Wann, Oklahoma. TEAM MEMBERS: Tim Zibell, Clayton Zibell, Tim Forth, CJ Horn, Ty McGovern, Kohlsyn Gibson
JLB Ranch | Douglass, KS
JLB Ranch is a large cow/calf operation located in south central Kansas. The focus of the operation is raising high qualify calves where the steers are finished and sold for a premium to either Creekstone or USPB and the heifers are retained for high quality replacements. The company consists of seven different divisions where over 4,700 cows and 1,500 yearlings are grazed. TEAM MEMBERS: Luke Dierks, Sage Dierks, Chad Mast, Jud Koziol, Cruz Lacy
JK Land and Livestock / Morning Star Ranch | Turkey, Texas
TEAM MEMBERS: Ben Johnsrud, Lane Kennedy, Salvador Torres, Nate Johnsrud, Ken Ridenour, Jim Detten
O’Quinn/Burum Cattle Co.
TEAM MEMBERS: Nathan Burum, Tyler Coleman, George Henry, Buddy Bledsoe, Jake Horine
Rocking P Cattle Co/S&P Cattle Cattle | Latham, KS
Rocking P Cattle is owned by Chris and Amy Potter. It’s based in Latham, Kansas on both owned and leased ground. The operation consists of 225 cows and 350 yearlings. Also, the ranch has contract care on an additional 1500 cows near Dexter, Kansas. S&P Cattle is a partnership between the Peterson family. With operations in Marion and Chase County Kansas and Welch Oklahoma. Justin and Jake Peterson buy and background 350-400 pound calves and send them to the Flint Hills pastures to summer. The operation runs several thousand throughout the year. TEAM MEMBERS: Chris Potter, Colton Potter, Justin Peterson, Jake Peterson
Snyder/XIT | Plains, KS
Snyder Ranch is a cow-calf operation. The 11,000 acres of rented and owned grass are located in Comanche and Kowa counties of south central Kansas and is owned and operated by brothers Ty, Tray and Toby Snyder. Most of their 2,000 acres of irrigated and dryland farm ground is planted to triticale for grazing and hay in the winter and crabgrass in the summer. Seven hundred cows and heifers are calved in March and April. Another 300-500 cows are calved in October and November. Spring calves are kept through the winter and run on rye and triticale. A small grow yard has recently been added. Twenty to twenty-five horses are kept to keep the growing crew of kids mounted. Tray and wife Kayla have three kids: Ashton, Chayde and Breckyn. Toby and wife Megan also have three children: Jackson, Reed and Sadie. Frank Morton helps A.I. heifers, brand and wean in the fall. He and his wife Margo live with their daughter, Mesa, near Wright, Kansas. The Adams family got their start in the beef business in the 1880’s when H.G. Adams developed one of the earliest commercial feed yards near Maple Hill, Kansas, and began acquiring grass in the Flint Hills. In 1990, H.G. acquired property in southwest Kansas and began a partnership with William Robert of the XI Ranch. In 1934, Raymond Adams, Sr. added the “T” to make the XIT Ranch. Over the years, the family’s ranching business would expand to operate lands in Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Sewards and Meade counites in Kansas and Beaver County in Oklahoma, creating one of the most history-rich operations in the U.S. cattle industry. Today, the XIT Ranch/Adams Cattle Co. LLC still operates as much as it did 100 years ago, consisting of a commercial cow/calf and stocker operation, farming business and Quarter Horse breeding program. The ranch is operated by John and Lisa Adcock Adams, with the help of their son, Jack Adams and Cory Rickard. TEAM MEMBERS: Tray Snyder, Toby Snyder, Chayde Snyder, Colby Snyder, Frank Morton
Sooner Cattle Co. | Cedarvale, KS
Sooner Cattle Company has a stocker and cow calf operation with approximately 30,000 acres in Central and southern Kansas. We receive stocker cattle from a sister ranch in Florida late summer/early fall. Stockers will stay on grass for about a year before shipping to our feed yard outside of Garden City. Our cow/calf operation consists of two different classes. We have spring calving cows and fall calving cows to help fill windows in our feeder operation. TEAM MEMBERS: Will Godsey, Russell Powell, Cody Haden, Corey Hurd, Dax Godsey, Brodie Godsey
The Peace Treaty Rodeo Committee is a committee of the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Association, annually working to build funds for the future of the MLPT.