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Organizer pleased with steer wrestling, church service event


The Mike Bush 15th Annual Steer Wrestling and Church Service was conducted on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Stigler Round-Up Arena.
The event began at 11 a.m. with Bush presenting a sermon during the church service, and the steer wrestling event began at 1 p.m.
“We had a beautiful day,” said Bush, adding that the weather was perfect.
Bush said the event was well attended and they had a great church service. “That’s the main reason I have my steer wrestling,” he added.
There were 26 entries in the junior (19 and under) division, three in the 40 and over division and 31 in the open division. 

 The winners from the Junior Rounds will go on to the Ote Berry Junior Steer Wrestling Championship during the NFR in Dallas, Texas this year. 
First Round Winners:
1st - Landris White, 18 years old from Angleton, Texas
2nd - Adam Musil, 18 years old from Crescent
3rd - Tyler Bauerie, 17 years old from Jourdanton, Texas

Second Round Winners:
1st - Landris White
2nd - Cole Walker, 17 years old rom Springtown, Texas
3rd - a split between Landris White & Adam Musil
Average winner and the winner of the Buckle was Landris White
2nd and 3rd places were a tie and split between Cole Walker and Adam Musil

The 40 and over division had three participants. 
Tom Lewis from Lehi, Utah won both rounds as well as the average and the buckle. His two opponents had no times. 

The open division went three rounds. 
First Round Winners:
1st - Cam Ousley from Muskogee.
2nd & 3rd were split between
Chance Howard from Whitesboro, Texas
Tom Lewis from Lehi, Utah
Jason Thomas from Benton, Ark.
Bradley McGee from Muskogee.

Second Round Winners:
1st - Jason Thomas
2nd - Laramie Warren from Adair.
3rd - Denver Berry from Checotah.

Third Round Winners:
1st - Casey Stone from Sallisaw.
2nd - Casey Greer from Benton, Ark.
3rd - Denver Berry
Average winner and winner of the buckle was Jason Thomas
2nd - Laramie Warren
3rd - Chase Crane from Boynton.
4th - Bradley McGee

The overall winner of the open division was Denver Berry from Checotah. He will be going on to the American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth, Texas in hopes of making it to the Finals in Dallas, Texas. 

By Anita Reding and Michelle Kaufman, staff reporters


Photos by Michelle Kaufman, Stigler News-Sentinel


Photos, from top:

Mike Bush presents the sermon during morning church service

Denver Berry from Checotah, Oklahoma -  American Open winner

Tom Lewis from Lehi, Utah - 40 and over winner

Landris White 18 years old from Houston, Texas - Junior's winner



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