Osage Steer Roping Club names winners for season

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Matt Garrett ropes a steer Saturday during the Osage Steer Roping Club finals at the Osage County Fairgrounds’ indoor arena. As a result of his season-long performance, Garrett, of Barnsdall, was named as the first-ever OSRC Rookie of the Year. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Kenny Shores completes his tie Sept. 21 at the Osage Steer Roping Club finals en route to a first-place season finish in Division C. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Brad Prater, left, of the Osage Steer Roping Club presents a championship saddle to 16-year-old Bret Quimby of Mannford during Saturday nights OSRC awards banquet at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge. Quimby won the season-long title for Division C and his father, Gannon Quimby, claimed his second consecutive championship in Division A competition. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital

Osage Steer Roping Club concluded its 2013 season recently with a two-day finals followed by an awards banquet.

The OSRC finals event was held Friday evening and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, in the Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena at the Osage County Fairgrounds. A banquet and awards ceremony followed the Saturday roping at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge, with prizes given our to the top six finishers in both season-average and year-end standings.

For the second straight year, Gannon Quimby of Mannford won the first-place saddle as year-end champion for the open-class A Division.

Cody Garnett of Nelagony took home a saddle as A Division champion in the average standings. (Actually, Garnett put the prize saddle on display at his downtown Pawhuska business, Big Country Pawn.)

Lenapah’s Brad Starks was average winner for the second-level B Division. Club president Ryan Lenz of Edmond claimed the B Division year-end title.

Bret Quimby of Mannford (a son of the A Division champ) claimed the year-end title in the C Division. Kenny Shores of Velma finished first for the C Division average.

Matt Garrett of Barnsdall received a commemorative belt buckle for being named “OSRC Rookie of the Year.” It marked the first time that the rookie honor had been presented.

Awards for the fastest roping times of the year went to Dee Kyler of Pawhuska for the A Division (10.4 seconds). In the B Division, Jake Christensen of Pawhuska had the fastest time (10.4 seconds) and Andy Matthews of Dover (13.5 seconds) was the fastest for Division C.

Claremore cowboy Brad Mohon finished as the OSRC season’s high-points winner. Also, his horse Shorty was named as “Horse of the Year” in the OSRC A Division.

Top horse for the B Division was Duke, owned by Tommy Johnson of Moreland, and the C Division equine winner belonged to Pawhuska’s Martin Casebolt.

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