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Buck Taylor event ropes in records for ICA
Directors of the South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association award the winners of the No. 7 roping event with Crossroads belt buckles during the eighth annual Buck Taylor South Central Texas ICA Benefit Team Ropin’ April 27 in Stockdale. Joining in the presentation are (from left) Pat and Alton Kuykendall, Gus Gonzalez, Gary West, winners Adan Coronado and Lucas Barfield, Brad Cotton, and Dr. Glen Tate.
STOCKDALE -- Despite cloudy skies and muggy conditions, a record number of teams competed in the eighth annual Buck Taylor South Central Texas ICA [Independent Cattlemen’s Association] Benefit Team Ropin’ event April 27 in Stockdale. More than 400 teams gave it their all in the No. 7, No. 9, and No. 11 roping events for their chance to win Crossroads belt buckles, breast collars, bronc halters, Cactus Ropes, and prize money.
Adan Coronado of Beeville, Jonathon Talamantez of La Vernia, and Jaime Macias of Floresville were all multiple winners.
Coronado lassoed a first-place finish with Lucas Barfield of Floresville in the No. 7 roping, earning both men Crossroads belt buckles. Coronado returned to the winners’ circle for a third-place finish with Justin Cox. A total of 120 teams competed in this round.
Macias, while teamed up with Javi Cordova of Jourdanton, lassoed a first-place finish in the No. 11 against 87 other teams. Macias returned to the winners’ circle with Dave Warnasch of Spring Branch with a third-place ranking, earning each a bronc halter.
Talamantez earned a couple of breast collars for placing second in the No. 9 roping event while teamed with Gary Mills of Stockdale. He later joined Rusty Badillo of Kenedy in the No. 11 for a second win.
Roland Reyes of Goliad and Justin Vallejo of Lockhart placed first in the No. 9 roping round against 199 other teams.
ICA roping winners
No. 7 (120 teams)
•First -- Adan Coronado of Beeville and Lucas Barfield of Floresville
•Second -- Raymond Haby of Eagle Pass and Joey Connell of Kerrville
•Third -- Adan Coronado of Beeville and Justin Cox
•Fourth -- Dyllin Martin of Pipe Creek and Steve Davenport of Adkins
No. 9 (200 teams)
•First -- Roland Reyes of Goliad and Justin Vallejo of Lockhart
•Second -- Gary Mills of Stockdale and Jonathon Talamantez of La Vernia
•Third -- Ray Urbanczyk of Falls City and Marcus Garcia of Karnes City
•Fourth -- Tanner Jackson of Beeville and Beau Young of Edna
•Fifth -- Brian Lipsey of Seguin and Mike Scheibe of New Braunfels
No. 11 (88 teams)
•First -- Javi Cordova of Jourdanton and Jaime Macias of Floresville
•Second -- Rusty Badillo of Kenedy and Jonathon Talamantez of La Vernia
•Third -- Dave Warnasch of Spring Branch and Jaime Macias of Floresville
•Fourth -- Alfred Vallejo and Ike Perkins
According to ICA chapter President Brad Cotton, records were broken that day -- sponsors, concessions, teams, and the silent auction. Dr. Glen Tate of Adkins, a director of the state ICA, was on hand for the No. 7 presentation.
The roping event saw a 60-percent increase from last year. This led to an all-day competition for ropers of all ages.
The chapter does not collect membership dues, so the roping event is a fund-raiser to assist with conducting three quarterly meetings annually. The meetings include a complimentary supper and guest speakers who address timely issues.
Proceeds also defray costs involved with a trailer donated to the state ICA Convention & Trade Show, set for Wednesday through Friday, June 26-28, in Bastrop.
For the fifth year, the ICA has teamed up with the Floresville High School welding class to fabricate a trailer for the chapter as a community project, with the cattlemen assuming all costs involved. This was the brainchild of director Alton Kuykendall, now retired from the Floresville Independent School District.
The ICA, according to the event organizers, is “a grass-roots organization that is dedicated to presenting a strong voice for the beef industry statewide and nationally.”
For more information about the local ICA chapter, contact Cotton at 830-391-0337.
For more information about the state ICA or convention, call 512-620-0162 or visit www.icatexas.com.
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