Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Circle L Goes to the WSRRA Finals!

Circle L Goes to the WSRRA Finals!
The Circle L at the Finals!!

I thought I would share one of our adventures with you all. The adventure was special to the Circle L as you will see.
Circle L Ranch qualified to go the the 2014 WSRRA National Ranch Rodeo Finals in Winnemucca, Nevada.  The 975 mile trip was full of beautiful scenery, good talks, and fun times.  

Salt Flats, Utah
Pictures do not show all the beauty that we saw.  Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada have some pretty neat scenery!
More Salt Flats.  
Heading into Wendover, Nevada
Wyoming
Utah
Wyoming
We saw sunsets and sunrises.


Utah


Aaron Vivion, Cody Intermill, Ty McBride, Cody Loomis
The WSRRA finals were held October 30 - Noveber 2, 2014 at the Winnemucca Event Center in Winnemucca, Nevada.  The Circle L Ranch qualified at the Kremmling Ranch Rodeo in Colorado! The WSRRA held over 40 sanctioned ranch rodeos in 13 different states.
This years finals were extra special to the Circle L. As most of you know, we lost Papa, (My Cowboy's Dad) to cancer in August, and the WSRRA selected his memorial to receive part of the WSRRA Cowboy Crisis Fund.  
On behalf of Loomis Family we would like to say "Thank You for the overwhelming support to our family."  
We would like to say Thank you to WSRRA.   
We would like to say Thank You to all that supported the Cowboy Crisis Fund at the WSRRA Finals.
The WSRRA selected Mama (Darlene) to be their 2014 WSRRA Grand Marshall.  "What an honor, Mama said."


Every team that qualifies for the WSRRA National Finals must compete in the Ranch Horse Compition, Team Roping, Tie Down Steer Roping, Trailer Loading, Sort & Rope Doctoring and Team Branding.  Each event is timed.

Circle L's first event was the Working Ranch Horse Competition.  Cody Intermill showed his horse, Little Anne.  Little Anne and Cody did a great job representing Circle L! Congrats to both of them.

Cody and Little Anne getting ready to go.


Little Anne just doing what she does best!



At the WSRRA National Finals you never know who you might meet!


















We got photo bombed by this Special Lady!!

Announcer Pat, Clown Tuffy and I at the WSRRA Finals

Ryder just being Cute!

Circle L's Cheering section















































The second event was team roping.  Each team must head and heel 2 head of cattle.  There is a loop limit and a time limit.

Getting ready to throw some loops!! Team Roping.

Aaron and Cody Intermill get one roped!
Cody and Ty get the other one roped.



















The Third event for the Circle L was trailer loading. 



Roanie and Cody.  This was Roanie's 3rd National Finals Rodeo

Coiling Ropes!
Mama got a special ride in the WSRRA Stagecoach.


Cade and Kason ready to help Mama out of the Stage.  

Cody proudly carrying the NEBRASKA Flag in the grand entry.





Mama recieving her 2014 WSRRA Grand Marshal award.  She looked lovely and did a good job.



Ryder and Tuffy.  Just clowning around.  Thank you Tuffy for all the good laughs.  The kids still talk about you.


One of the highlights of our trip was watching the Ranch Bronc Riding!

Jim G.



Justin Quint

The 4th event for the Circle L Ranch Rodeo Team was Sort & Rope Doctoring. Circle L wore black western shirts with "Cowboy up for Fred." This day we all had tears thinking of how proud Papa would be of the Circle L Cowboys!
Cody Intermill & Aaron were a team.

Cody & Ty were a team.
We had some good laughs with this funny
guy!!


The 5th event for the Circle L Team was Calf Branding.  You have to brand 4 head of calves.  Two cowboys have to  head and heel and two Cowboys have to be on the ground.


Cody Intermill and Aaron doing a little ground work.


Cody and Aaron heading to the herd for their turn.


I am practicing for the Grand Entry.

Thank you, Hoots Family for letting me
borrow your horse.

The last event for the Circle L Team was Tie Down Roping.









Who doesn't love Clown Hugs?
A new event to the WSRRA National Finals is Wild Horse Racing.  The PWHRA held their finals with the WSRRA.  It was a great hit.  Things got a little western!

We got to cheer on some of our neighbors! 
Pawnee Springs Team
Epp Land & Cattle
Smith Land & Cattle

Too Hard to Handle

Stock Contractor of the Year!
Bad Medicine Rodeo 



One more Clown Picture!