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Buck Taylor ropes for a cause ... the ICA of Texas


Buck Taylor ropes for a cause ... the ICA of Texas
PAT KOPECKI/Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Hey, wait a second ... seconds tick as Marcus Arredondo tries to adjust his saddle position as Buck Taylor completes the job at hand during the April 28 roping event in Stockdale.


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STOCKDALE -- With the breezy, dry conditions of the Stockdale rodeo arena, ropers in the seventh annual Buck Taylor South Central Texas ICA [Independent Cattlemen’s Association] Benefit Team Ropin’ event April 28 had to contend with conditions reminiscent of the trail drives. But the dust did not deter the 256 teams that participated in the No. 8, No. 10, and No. 12 roping events.

Lucas Marbach, Bobby Shockley, and Marcus Arredondo were all multiple winners, with Marbach leading the way -- twice as a header in the No. 10 and twice as the heeler in the No. 12 rounds.

Shockley, serving as the header in the No. 8 roping event, earned the first-place belt buckle, when partnered with heeler Arredondo. A total of 80 teams competed.

Shockley returned to the No. 8 winners’ circle for a second time, serving as the header for heeler Richard Humphries to earn second place.

Rounding out the top three No. 8 teams were Lucas Barfield (header) and Gary Mills (heeler).

Robert Lopez (heeler) joined Marbach in the winners’ circle to earn the No. 10 first-place belt buckle, while Mike Schiele lassoed a second-place finish with Marbach.

The team of Glen Tate and Cody Stanley broke the Marbach-Arredondo winning streak by taking third place in the roping event, competing against 142 other teams.

Arredondo, roping as the heeler, rounded out the No. 10 top five positions by placing fourth with Joe Galindo and fifth with Vince Baker.

Marbach returned in the No. 12 roping, this time serving as the heeler, to earn first place with Clint Tieken and second place with Cecil Johnson. Thirty-three teams competed in this roping event.

Actor and Western artist Taylor joined the men, women, and youth competing in the all-day event, and visited with his fans. Taylor, an inductee as a trustee in the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for his role as Newly on TV’s “Gunsmoke,” is also remembered for the role he played in the film “Tombstone.”

South Central Texas ICA Director Laurie Miller said that Taylor loved the event and “had a great day.” He not only participated in the roping, but visited various establishments during his South Texas visit.

“Different community people were surprised that Buck Taylor was so approachable,” Miller said.

According to Taylor’s website, he has lent his name and financial support to numerous charities, such as the FFA Scholarship Fund, the Ben Johnson Children’s Hospital, and others.

For the past seven years, Taylor has joined the local chapter of the Texas ICA to promote the issues faced by today’s cattlemen.

According to Miller, “The ICA stands for the smaller cattlemen, as well as large ranchers, and represents everyone equally. The money raised by this roping is used to represent cattlemen as well as rural issues throughout the year locally, as well as in both Austin and Washington.”

One way the local chapter assists the state organization is the yearly donation of a trailer to the ICA Convention & Trade Show to be held Wednesday through Friday, June 20-22, in San Marcos.

Alton Kuykendall, a retired middle school teacher in the Floresville Independent School District and a director of the local cattlemen’s chapter, had an idea in 2009 to work with the Floresville High School welding class, to see if the students could build the trailer as a community project.

This project continues today. The welding class, under the direction of Clifton Rogers, fabricated a trailer, with the ICA assuming all costs involved. A sign bearing the Floresville High School student welders’ names as the fabricators will be hung on the trailer during the convention.

For more information about the local ICA chapter, contact President Brad Cotton at 830-391-0337 or A.L. “Windy” Miller, state ICA first vice president, at 210-215-1139.

For more information about the state ICA or convention, call 512-620-0162 or email tica@icatecas.com.

 

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