Cimarron River Stampede - August 6-8, 2009
Caption: Wes Matteson, Waynoka, has won saddles, belt buckles and trophies in rodeo roping events over several states, and will be honored at a reception on Saturday.
Sandie says, "Waynoka reception, exhibit to honor Wes Matteson -- Wes Matteson, Waynoka, was 15 when he entered his first roping competition at the Cimarron River Stampede in Waynoka in 1947. Roping and cowboying was a way of life on his family's ranch in the Quinlan area west of Waynoka and the Cimarron River. Roping came natural to him.
Over the next several decades, his roping skills won him 16 saddles and over 100 buckles and trophies in several states.
The Waynoka Historical Society is hosting a reception in honor of Wes Matteson at the Harvey House in Waynoka on Saturday, August 8, from 1-4 p.m. Some of his prize saddles and buckles will be exhibited, and refreshments will be served.
The Harvey House is located at the west end of Waynoka Street next to the BNSF Transcon. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, and visit with Wes. The Waynoka Air Rail Museum will also be open.
The 72nd annual Cimarron River Stampede will be held nightly, Thursday - Saturday, August 6,7,8, at 8 p.m. The rodeo parade will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday. For rodeo information, contact Vernon Barnes, 580-697-3349.
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