GUYMON, Okla. – As many have learned over the years, this community of about 12,000 is a rodeo town.
From the ranchlands across the region to the nationally recognized rodeo team at Oklahoma Panhandle State University just 10 miles away to having the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Pioneer Days Rodeo each May, being a cowboy is a way of life for many.
It takes great community support to have an event of such caliber, but Guymon takes it one step further; volunteers work hard every summer to produce the Kasey Hayes & Stormy Wing Invitational PBR Touring Pro event, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena in Guymon. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate; children 5 and younger are free.
D&H Cattle Co. of Dickson, Okla., will be the primary stock contractor for Saturday night, but she expects others bull owners to be in town with their top bulls. That includes Cord McCoy, a retired bull rider and star of the TV reality series “The Amazing Race.”
“Cord’s going to be our chute boss, and we’re going to have Frank Newsome as one of our bullfighters,” Webb said.
All have been major players in the PBR over the years, and they are another reason the Guymon PBR is a big-time stop on tour. Half the 2015 field also was part of the Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR’s premier tour.
It’s expected to be the same this weekend. The cowboys have made it a point to be part of the action inside Hitch Arena. From hospitality to great sponsors, it all plays into the mix for the best bull riders in the world.
There will be plenty of action. There always is at the Kasey Hayes & Stormy Wing Invitational.