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A supplement to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle — Aug. 5, 2015


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Rodeo events set to go By Dee Camp The Chronicle

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association barrel racing. A running of the World-Famous Suicide Race comes after each rodeo performance. Activities begin Aug. 13 with opening of the Davis Shows carnival at the west end of East Side Park, in which the rodeo arena also is located. The encampment gets under way Wednesday evening with campers night. The Omak Western and Native Art Show starts Thursday at The Courtyard Downtown, 28 N. Main St. Preceding the Thursday night rodeo is the annual Wrangler Kids’ Night, starting at 4 p.m. in the arena. Youngsters can compete in a variety of games and a dress-up contest; prizes will be given. Thursday is family night at the rodeo. Slack competition in timed

OMAK – Top cowboys and cowgirls – more than 400 of them - are signed up to compete at the 82nd annual Omak Stampede, set for Aug. 13-16. The 80th World-Famous Suicide Race, plus the Omak Stampede Indian Encampment, ride-in, grand parade, an art show and other Western fun accompany the rodeo. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Omak Stampede Arena, 421 Stampede Drive E. Tickets are available from the Stampede ticket office next to the arena in East Side Park, online or by phone. Prices vary, depending on the performance and section. Special prices are offered on Thursday for family night and on Sunday. Fans can expect a full range of

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events will be at 9 a.m. Friday. Admission is free. Slack is offered when there are more contestants signed up for a timed event than can be run during the regular rodeo performances. The extra competitive time also allows contestants to make a showing at more than one rodeo per weekend. Friday is “Tough Enough to

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JJ Harrison returns as clown.

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Rodeo from 3 Wear Pink” night, with $1 from each rodeo ticket going to the campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and detection. Stampede officials urge rodeo participants and fans to wear pink. Sunday is Patriot Day in support of U.S. troops, with red, white and blue clothing encouraged by Stampede officials. Veterans get in free with military ID. Each rodeo performance begins with the Parade of Flags, a drill involving horses and riders carrying flags sponsored by area businesses, clubs and agencies. Arena runs by royalty follow, with Stampede Queen Menze Pickering, Oroville, reigning over the event. The first competitive event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be ranch bronc riding, with competitors using stock saddles. The event is sanctioned by the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association. Assisting the cowboys will be bullfighters Erick Schwindt and Rowdy Barry, and clown and barrelman J.J. Harrison, who grew up in Okanogan. The specialty act is trick rider Kyzer Stoddard. The announcer will be Steve Kenyon. Stock contractors are Big Bend, Ritzville, and Flying 5, Pomeroy. Suicide Race fans wearing booster buttons, available on the grounds and in local businesses, will be admitted to special viewing areas on the hill and the dike in the park. A rodeo ticket stub from the performance

preceding each race also grants admission to the dike area. Viewing also is available from many areas of the arena for rodeo ticket holders. Concessions will operate all weekend on the grounds. Vendors offer a variety of food and beverages, cowboy hats and other souvenirs. Other weekend events; • Ride-in, 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, County Okanogan Fairgrounds through Okanogan to Omak. • Grand parade, 10 a.m. Sunday, downtown. • Christians-inAction stage ministry, all weekend, Triangle Park between the rodeo arena and carnival. • Okanogan Valley Farmers Market in its Al Camp/The Chronicle customary location, Legion Park on North Steven Peebles hangs on during the bareback event at the 2014 Omak Second Avenue in Stampede. Okanogan, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. • Post-rodeo dances Friday Handcrafted ! and Saturday nights, with Native separate admission, in the arena American artwork dance area. The Night Riders will Novelty items and ! perform. giftware Fees are charged for parking Discount tobacco on the grounds, with day and products weekend passes available. ! " Flaggers will be on hand to help direct traffic at the end of each rodeo performance. Separate parking fees apply in # the encampment area. TranGo, the local bus service, is working with Stampede on shuttle services.

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Queen’s passion for rodeo shines through By Brock Hires The Chronicle OMAK – Since Menze Pickering got on a horse as a little girl, her passion for the sport of rodeo has never been in doubt. At age 19, the former Okanogan County Fair queen said she is truly honored to represent the community as Miss Omak Stampede this year. “It’s been really great,” she said of her reign, which began late last fall. “I’ve had the time of my life this year. “I was raised with horses and stuff like that,” she said. “I’ve been going to the fair for a long time and decided to wait a year (to run for Stampede queen) because it’s such a big event.” Pickering will be riding her

14-year-old paint mare, Splash, throughout the weekend and credits her successful reign so for to Splash. “She’s also been really great to me, too,” Pickering said of her horse. “I’ve taken her everywhere; no problems with her at all. “She loves parades and rodeo and is at the perfect age.” Pickering is the daughter of Rick and Lisa Pickering, of Oroville, and an Eastern Washington University student. Pickering said she and her family have had a more than busy summer traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. “My whole family’s been

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Menze Pickering and Spash are all smiles during the Tonasket Founders Day Parade earlier this summer.

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Show features Western, native art By Brock Hires The Chronicle OMAK – Artwork from local and out-of-town artists will be featured during the 35th annual Omak Western and Native Art Show Aug. 13-16 at the Courtyard Downtown, 28 N. Main St. The show, which is free to attend, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 am to 2 p.m. on Sunday. “For a small show, there is really some nice art there,” said Artists Okanogan County Association spokeswoman Tina Reeve Tharp of Brewster. “It’s good quality art and it’s unusual (and) extraordinary for around here.”

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Tharp said this year’s show features 21 artists with talents ranging from three-dimensional wood carving to oil painting and glass art. A reception with hors d’oeuvres will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by a live auction at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Support Center, which assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. Awards will be given and include best of show, best Western art, best Native American art, best local heritage, the 2016 poster award and people’s choice. The poster award winner’s artwork will be featured on next year’s show poster. the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo in the Okanogan Highlands to Calgary, Alberta, She plans a trip to Pendleton, Ore., at the end of next month. Pickering encourages those who have never attended the

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George Traicheff, right, takes a bid on a piece of artwork being shown to the crowd by Lou Anderson, center, during the 2014 Omak Western and Native Art Show auction. This year’s poster honors went to David Craig of Eatonville for his watercolor, “He Dances.”

“Craig has been with the show many years. He’s a returning artist,” Tharp said.

Omak Stampede and WorldFamous Suicide Race to check them out this year. “I would definitely say the Suicide Race is a big part of” the experience, she said, adding, “all the different vendors, everything

together is all great.” Pickering said she appreciates royalty sponsors and supporters who make it possible for her to travel. “Throughout the whole county, everyone’s helped me.”

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Encampment opens Wednesday The Chronicle OMAK — The annual Omak Stampede Indian Encampment opens Wednesday, Aug. 13, and continues through Sunday Aug. 16, with dancing, drumming and stick game competitions. The encampment is in the northeast corner of East Side Park, with dancing and drumming in the Dance Arbor

and stick games in an adjacent location. It generally draws 200-300 dancers of all ages and from all over the Northwest, Montana and Canada. This year’s master of ceremonies is Mike Sanchez. Sonny Quinto will be the arena director and Eagle Spirit, which

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Dance from 7 won last year’s drum contest, is the host drum. Arts, crafts and food venders will open Wednesday and continue through Sunday. Events are planned Thursday evening. Stick games are ongoing throughout the weekend. Friday grand entry is at 7 p.m. and includes an invocation, flag song, royalty speeches and a variety of dancing. Saturday offers a full slate of activities, including grand entries at 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. Drum roll calls precede the start of dancing. Tiny tot, junior, teen, men’s, women’s and golden age events are planned in a variety of styles. Dinner is planned at the Dance Arbor for drummers and dancers. Sunday afternoon the drum roll call will be at 1 p.m., followed the grand entry at 1:30 p.m. The 2015-16 Omak Stampede Indian Encampment royalty, winners of dancers and drum groups will be announced and ceremonies will conclude.

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Suicide Race should be speedy In competitive field, with low water, Taz chases records By Al Camp The Chronicle OMAK – This year’s 80th annual World-Famous Suicide Race, from Aug. 13-16, promises to be one of the fastest, most competitive in many years. The race, run after each performance of the Omak Stampede rodeo, finds horses sprinting 100 feet before speeding down an embankment, crossing the Okanogan River and heading to the finish in the rodeo arena. As of this writing, 29 horses were qualified to race, with three more days (July 31 to Aug. 2) of qualifying by the Owners and Jockeys Association. There were another 21 horses attempting to qualify.

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Racers send up a spray of water during a practice run across the drought-lowered Okanogan River. Qualifying includes horses passing a veterinary check, plus showing they can handle the river and hill. The number of what horses qualified and for which entry fees were paid by Sunday, Aug. 2, is not known. But with 29 horses

already champing at the bit to enter and up to 50 horses possible, there should be elimination races to whittle the field down to a maximum of 20 horses. Elimination races, should more than 20 horses enter, are

planned for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 9 to reduce the field to the maximum of 20 horses. “The practices and qualification turned out really well with the number of riders and horses that came to participate,” association President Shannon Boyd said. Last year, when the river also was low, there were 36 horses attempting to enter with 26 finally paying. That required elimination races. The favorite this year remains Taz, a six-time overall champion. Taz, which has qualified this year, will continue to chase history. It’s already tied for second, with Big Jim, as the second most-winning horse in the race’s 80-year history. The horse, owned by Jim Phillips and ridden by Loren Marchand, won the overall title last year and has 20 first-place victories since it started

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Speedy from 10 competing in 2007 (three second place finishes that year). Taz won overall titles from 2008-2010 and again 2012-14. The horse did not compete in 2011 after failing a swim test. Taz and Loren Marchand are in a rare group that since 1979, when four performances were introduced, won four straight in a year – 2008 and 2012. Others include Patch and Aaron Carden in 2007, Reuben and Tyler Peasley in 2006 and Tony and Kerry Carden in 1981. This year could be the toughest test yet for Taz, which is chasing the 27 wins by Brownie set between 1949 and 1965. Taz has already equaled Big Jim, which notched his 20 wins from 1966 to 1974. (Some race followers contend Big Jim had 19 wins.) Loren Marchand, with 20 wins, is chasing the all-time winningest jockey, Alex Dick, with 32 wins, including 27 on Brownie. Taz won the overall title last year by winning the first three

races before sitting out the final race to preserve the horse’s health. “We’re respecting our horse. We’re not done yet,” said George Marchand last year. He and Loren Marchand trained the horse for three months. “I think that’s a really good idea,” said Loren Marchand, 26, after having the title sewed up last year. “It lets others have a shot at first.” He watched last year’s Sunday race on the riverbank. “It was weird,” he said. “I never would have thought we’d win this many times. I used to be one of those kids that runs down the hill. I knew I wanted to race off that hill one day.” “We can get more championships,” said George Marchand after being doused with water in the paddock area. “We’re going after the records of Brownie and Big Jim. We think this horse can be better than those two horses.” BoShay, owned by Angel Vargas and ridden by Oliver Pakootas, won last year’s Sunday race. The horse, which has yet to qualify this year, tied for third in

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Race field is crowded this year Horses qualified as of July 26 Biggs, Don Frazier. Candy Man, Suzie McKinney. Eagle Boy, George Marchand. Edgar, Audrey Seymour. 40, Loren Marchand. Gravy, Don Frazier. Hector, Don Frazier. Jackpot, Bronson Peterson. Jim Creek, Mike Harry. Ketch Pen, Zane Marchand. L3, Phyllis White. Lariat, Chuck McKinney. Lips, George Marchand. Lonesome, George Marchand. Mad Max, George Marchand.

NDN Chrome, Chris Corey. Onyx, Shawnnae Pakootas. Painty, Johnny Abrahamson. Progress, Arnold Abrahamson. Ray-D, Casey Nissen. Red Man, Abe Grunlose. Red Whiskey, Bronson Peterson. Sexy, Trisha Jack. Skeeter, Dan Glover. Spade, Montana Pakootas. Spirit, Jay Pakootas. Stormy, Casey Nissen. Taz, Jim Phillips. Wrangler, Logun, Gotham. An additional 21 horses were attempting to qualify, as of July 26.

last year’s overall standings with Lariat. The horse was ridden by Tarren Meusy and owned by Susie McKinney. Chuck McKinney owns the horse this year. Another challenger to Taz would be Biggs, owned by Don Frazier of Omak. Biggs was ridden by Tyler Peasley to an elimination heat victory last year. Peasley rode to the overall title in 2005 and 2006 on Reuben and

in 2011 on Patch, the year Taz did not race. Biggs also finished second overall to Taz in last year’s final standings. Progress, owned by Arnold Abrahamson and ridden by Edward Marchand (Loren’s brother), won the other elimination race last year over Taz. Amp, which finished fifth overall last year, has yet to qualify this year.

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Suicide Race turns 80 Keller Mountain Race inspires ‘exciting’ addition By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK – The World-Famous Suicide Race turns 80 this year. Its roots are in a mountain race run by American Indians for many years in Keller. In 1935, Omak Stampede Publicity Chairman Claire Pentz, in search of something “exciting” to add to the fledgling rodeo, pattered the race after the Keller event. During the Suicide Race,

competitors start 100 or so feet back from the hill’s edge, then race down the embankment and into the Okanogan River. Depending on the water level, they either swim or gallop across the river and then race up the bank and into the Stampede Arena. In 1993, E.E. “Hoagy” Shattuck, a Stampede board member, calculated the hill at a 54.7 percent grade that runs 210 feet from top to bottom. The original race course, used from 1935-52, was slightly west of the current Suicide Hill. The present hill was rented from Mary Ogden for four years, then the property was purchased by Omak Stampede Inc. in 1956. It

now belongs to the city of Omak, as does East Side Park where the Stampede Arena is located. Riders in the 1935 Suicide Race were Leo Crossland, Leonard St. Peter, Tom Woods, Bev Connors, Mathew Dick, Pete Carden, Edward Armstrong, Eddie Parsons, Wallace Moomaw, Alex Dick and Bert Evans. Moomaw placed first, with Conners second and Evans third. The first race attracted what has become an annual parade of news coverage – from newsreels to television and still photographers who have spread images of the Suicide Race throughout the world. It has been featured twice on

TV’s “You Asked for It,” and in dozens of newspapers, a fulllength Walt Disney movie, “Run, Appaloosa, Run,” and on international national and television. The young boy in the movie was Casey Nissen, a Suicide Race champion many times over. Alex Dick, a participant in the first race, became the race’s winningest rider with race victories starting in 1941 and continuing until his retirement in 1970. He died June 16, 2002, at his Omak home at age 83. No competitor has yet matched the winning record of Dick’s horse, Brownie. A

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Race from 13 powerful range cayuse, Brownie carried Dick for most of the 53 races he dominated over 36 years. Dick compiled a record of 32 firsts and 12 placings, beginning with a third in the first Suicide Race. During their heyday in the 1950s, the pair won 23 of 28 races, including 11 in a row. Brownie’s dynasty was ended by Big Jim, a powerful bay that appeared in 1966 to sweep both races. Big Jim won both races in 1968 with Omak’s Mervel Allen aboard. They made it a threerace sweep in 1969, the year Stampede added the Friday night rodeo and Suicide Race. Twice more, in 1971 under Don Wood and 1974 under Leo Bruce, Big Jim scored three-race sweeps en route to a history of 20 firsts, seven seconds and a third place finish. The last time Big Jim appeared in a Suicide Race was 1979, scoring a first and a second with Kerry Carden aboard. Since that time, several

horses have launched assaults on the records of Brownie and Big Jim. Until last year, stiff competition kept any from repeating either horse’s marks. But then came Taz. The horse’s first placings came in 2007, with a first, a second and a fourth for fourth-pace overall. Since then, he’s amassed 20 firsts, five seconds, a third and a fourth. And he’s competing again this year. Besides Alex Dick, other competitors have stayed with the race for years. Casey Nissen first raced in 1975 as a 16-year-old. He won the overall title in 1994, 1998 and 2000, and has logged more placings than anyone except Dick. Gary Waters, Jim Marchand, the Carden and Louie brothers, Les Moses, Jonathan Abrahamson, George Marchand, Tom Best, Loren Marchand and other names have appeared many times among the winners. Aaron Carden, who first raced in 1985, won the overall title in 1991

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Suicide from 15 and 1995, and again in 2007 after an eight-year hiatus. While most competitors are male, a few women have ridden down the hill. In 1959, Rusty Tawes, a 17year-old from Pendleton, Ore., slipped into town, announcing that she had come to ride in the Suicide Race. That threw the Stampede committee into a frenzy. With former racer Francis Charette as her mentor, Tawes won entry into the race as its first female competitor. Without a saddle – using only a halter and reins – she crossed the finish line in sixth place. In the years since, several other women have competed. Horse owners also play a big role in the race. Some ride, others work in the background organizing the race, bankrolling the horses’ training and so on. Suicide Races have been the grand finale of each rodeo performance since 1945, with a few exceptions. The Saturday race was

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The race’s winningest duo, Alex Dick and Brownie, in 1961. canceled in 1942 when cowboy Bev Connors drowned while swimming his horse across the Okanogan River to the race’s starting line. Races were canceled in 1945 when only one entrant signed up, and in 1999 when the Colville Confederated Tribes boycotted Stampede and

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the race. There’s also been controversy over the years as animal rights activists protested the race as cruel to the horses. A few horses have died over the years, including 2004 when two horses collided at the bottom of the hill and had to be euthanized and

another collapsed in the arena after the Thursday race. One was lost since then during a practice event. Over the years, Stampede officials – and now the Owners and Jockeys Association – have instituted a number of safety measures, including requiring competitors to wear life vests, requiring horses to demonstrate ahead of the race the ability to go over the hill and swim the river, instituting veterinary checks, placing soft sand on the hill, removing rocks from the river entry and stationing rescue boats in the river. Protests have been fewer in recent years, especially after Stampede officials turned over organization of the race to the Suicide Race Owners and Jockeys Association. Some information in this report and the first 50 years worth of winners in the accompanying chart were compiled by the late John E. Andrist, publisher of The Chronicle for many years. Dee Camp updated the chart, based on Chronicle coverage, to reflect winners during the past 30 years.


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80 years of Suicide Race winners Year 1935

Saturday afternoon 1, Wallace Moomaw 2, Beverly Connors

Sunday afternoon 1, Matthew Dick 2, Wallace Moomaw 3, Alex Dick Hearst Movietone News, Universal film race. Purses were $30 a day, split $15 for first, $10 for second and $5 for third 1936

1, Matthew Dick 1, Harry Timentwa

1, Matthew Dick 2, Harry Timentwa 3, Alex Miller

1, Aeneas Dick 2, Alex Dick 3, Eddie Armstrong

1, Louis Friedlander 2, Matthew Dick 3, Aeneas Dick

1, Bev Connors 2, Martin Timentwa 3, Wally Moomaw

1, Bev Connors

1, Aeneas Dick 2, Martin Timentwa 3, Louis Friedlander

1, Aeneas Dick 2, Martin Timentwa 3, Wally Moomaw

1937

1938

1939

1940

Friday Saturday Sunday 1, Martin 1, Martin 1, Martin Timentwa Timentwa Timentwa 2, Aeneas Dick 2, John Lezard 3, Alex Dick 3, Alex Dick Friday afternoon show run as a trial, not repeated 1941 Saturday afternoon Sunday afternoon 1, Martin Timentwa 1, Alex Dick 2, Paul Simon 2, Donnie Dick 3, Aeneas Dick 3, Martin Timentwa Four members of the Dick family entered the race 1942

No race*

1, Marion Ives 2, Joe Harry 3, Martin Timentwa 4, Alex Dick *Beverly Connors drowned while riding across the river to enter the Saturday race. Riders voted to cancel the race that day.

1, Alex Dick 1, Alex Dick 2, Paul Simon 2, Paul Simon 3, Wally Moomaw 3, Dommie Dick Stampede Association voted to suspend during World War II, so stock

contractors had the race Labor Day Weekend in 1943 and 1944 1944

1, Paul Simon 2, Aeneas Dick 3, Alex Dick 4, Joe Harry

1, Alex Dick 2, Aeneas Dick 3, Paul Simon 4, Joe Harry

1945

Race canceled; only one rider entered

1946

1, Abe Dick

1, Alex Dick 2, Dommie Dick 3, Joe Harry

1947

1, Ike Jack 2, Marion Ives 3, Aeneas Dick

1, Marion Ives 2, Ike Jack 3, Paul Simon

1948

1, Joe Harry 2, Dave Condon 3, Mose Sam

1, Bob Sutton 2, Joe Harry 3, Sam Joseph

1949

1, Alex Dick 1, Alex Dick 2, Herb Siltman 2, Aeneas Dick 3, Gilbert Siltman 3, Mose Sam First year the arena was lighted; the Saturday show moved to the evening, bringing the first night running of the race. Brownie begins his winning career. 1950

1, Alex Dick 2, Basil Paul 3, Ike Jack

1, Alex Dick 2, Basil Paul 3, Bob Sutton

1951

1, Alex Dick 2, Basin Paul 3, Sam Joseph

1, Alex Dick 2, Dave Condon 3, Basil Paul

1952

1, Ike Jack

1, Alex Dick

1953

1, Alex Dick

1, Alex Dick

1954

1, Alex Dick 2, Francis Charette 3, Victor Jim

1, Alex Dick 2, Francis Charette 3, Victor Jim

1955

1, Alex Dick 2, Dave Condon

1, Alex Dick 2, Dave Condon

1943

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Saturday afternoon 3, Victor Jim

Sunday afternoon 3, Victor Jim

1956

1, Alex Dick 2, Ken Smith 3, Victor Jim

1957

1958

1964

1, Alex Dick 2, Ken Smith 3, Victor Jim

1, Alex Dick 2, Pete Swimptkin 3, Mervel Allen

1, Alex Dick 2, Pete Swimptkin 3, Kenny Smith

1965

1, Alex Dick 2, Dave Condon 3, Barney Dick

1, Alex Dick 2, Francis Charette 3, Dave Condon

1, Alex Dick 2, Larry Quintasket 3, Jim Marchand

1, Alex Dick 2, Barney Dick 3, Jim Marchand

1966

1, Kenny Smith 2, Francis Schutter 3, Victor Jim

1, Alex Dick 2, Ken Smith

1, Alex Dick 2, Barney Dick 3, Dave Condon 1, Alex Dick 2, Dave Condon 3, Francis Charette

1, Alex Dick 2, Dave Condon 3, Barney Dick 1, George Smith 2, Alex Dick 3, Dave Condon

1961

1, Ron Jane 2, Kenny Smith 3, Alex Dick

1, Alex Dick 2, Fred Michels 3, Barney Dick

1962

1, Ron Jane 2, Alex Dick 3, Rich Nicholson

1, Alex Dick 2, Ken Smith 3, Rich Nicholson

1963

1, Ken Smith 2, Alex Dick 3, Ron Jane

1, Ron Jane 2, Rich Fewkes 3, Mervel Allen

1959 1960

1, Mike Perry 1, Mike Perry 2, Alex Dick 2, Alex Dick 3, Joe Waters 3, Joe Frank Big Jim begins his winning dynasty under Mike Perry 1967

1, Mel Bay 1, Gary Waters 2, Gary Waters 2, Joe Frank 3, Alex Dick 3, Keith Goujon 4, Henry Browning 4, Mervel Allen Alex Dick suffers a broken leg, hitting a gate post while entering the arena. Gary Waters, Rowdy begin scoring. 1968

1, Mervel Allen 1, Mervel Allen 2, Gary Waters 2, Gary Waters 3, Henry Browning 3, Barney Dick Mervel Allen rides Big Jim, now owned by Kenny Smith Friday night Saturday night Sunday 1, Mervel Allen 1, Mervel Allen 1, Mervel Allen 2, Gary Waters 2, Chris Erickson Jr. 2, Joe Waters 3, Matthew Dick Jr. 3, Gary Waters 3, John Pakootas Friday night rodeo and race are added 1969

1970

1, Joe Dick 1, Gary Waters 2, Emmett Dennison 2, Don Wood

1, Gary Waters 2, Don Wood

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Horses and riders head down Suicide Hill in 1990. The hill was calculated in 1993 at a 54.7 percent grade.

Racers speed across the Okanogan River toward the encampment and arena in the early 1960s.

Year Friday night Saturday night Sunday 1970 (cont.) 3, Gary Waters 3, Chris Erickson 3, Chris Erickson Don Wood buys and rides Big Jim; Alex Dick retires 1971 1, Don Wood 2, Gary Waters 3, Tom Waters

1, Don Wood 2, Gary Waters 3, Pete Swimptkin

1, Don Wood 3, Henry Browning 3, John Pakootas

1972 1, Don Wood 2, Gary Waters 3, Henry Browning 4, Mike Perry

1, Gary Waters 2, Don Wood 3, Douglas Lambarth 4, Gene Keith

1, Don Wood 2, Jim Marchand 3, Gene Keith 4, Gary Waters

1973 1, Don Wood 1, Don Wood 2, Gordon Dick 2, Gordon Dick 3, Duane Best 3, Jim Marchand 4, Leo Bruce 3, Leo Bruce Wood sells Big Jim to Leo Bruce after the race

1, Jim Marchand 3, Gordon Dick 3, Don Wood 4, Leo Bruce

1974 1, Leo Bruce 2, Gary Waters

1, Leo Bruce 2, Ernie Williams

1, Leo Bruce 2, Ernie Williams

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1, Casey Nissen 1975 1, Gary Waters 1, Jim Marchand 2, Jim Marchand 2, Gary Waters 2, Fred Leskinen 3, Tom Waters 3, Pat Reese 3, Gary Waters 4, Pat Reese 4, Larry Simpson 4, George Batten Casey Nissen, 16, wins Sunday race on War Dance 1976 1, Casey Nissen 2, Walt Davisson 3, David Nordblad 4, Pat Reese

1, Casey Nissen 2, Walt Davisson 3, Pat Reese 4, David Nordblad

1, Casey Nissen 2, David Nordblad 3, Pat Reese 4, Jeff Davisson

1977 1, Walt Davisson 1, Walt Davisson 2, David Nordblad 2, Melvin Ives 3, Kenny Richter 3, Jim Marchand Davisson rides Shane; Big Jim fails to place

1, Walt Davisson 2, Jim Marchand 3, Casey Nissen

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Friday night Saturday afternoon Saturday night Sunday afternoon 1, Don Smith 1, Bink Picard 1, Kerry Carden 1, Kerry Louie 2, Casey Nissen 2, Gary Waters 2, Jim Marchand 2, Kerry Carden 3, Gary Waters 3, Jim Marchand 3, Casey Nissen 3, Gary Waters Saturday afternoon show and race added. Smith rides Sir Charge, Kerry Carden rides Big Jim. Waters on Shane ties Carden, but loses the toss. 1980

1, Gary Waters 1, Walt Davisson 2, Walt Davisson 2, Duane Best 3, Jerry Louie 3, Kerry Louie Nissen and Big Jim miss the entry deadline.

1, Walt Davisson 2, Gary Waters 3, Gabe Marcellay

1, Duane Best 2, Gabe Marcellay 3, Gary Waters

1981

1, Kerry Carden 1, Kerry Carden 2, Dean Buzzard 2, Dean Buzzard 3, Gary Carden 3, Jerry Louie Kerry Carden sweeps on Tony; Buzzard rides Moose.

1, Kerry Carden 2, Dean Buzzard 3, Les Moses

1, Kerry Carden 2, Kerry Louie 3, Dean Buzzard

1982

1, Dean Buzzard 1, Dean Buzzard 2, Gary Waters 2, Kerry Carden 3, Kerry Carden 3, Jerry Louie Buzzard is on Moose, Kevin Carden on Tony, Waters on Shane

1, Kevin Carden 2, Les Moses 3, Gabe Marcellay

1, Kevin Carden 2, Jim Marchand 3, Kerry Carden

1983

1, Larry Chaney 2, Kevin Carden 3, Kerry Carden 4, Gabe Marcellay

2, Larry Chaney 2, Kevin Carden 3, Gabe Marcellay 4, Les Moses

1, Berney Zacherle 1, Berney Zacherle 1, Kerry Carden 2, Les Moses 2, Larry Chaney 2, Berney Zacherle 3, Tommy Waters 2, Les Moses 3, Larry Chaney Zacherle rides Moose, Carden is on Tony, Moses rides Shane, Chaney is on Chester.

1, Berney Zacherle 2, Kerry Carden 3, Les Moses

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Page 24 — 2015 Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Western Rendezvous Year Friday night Saturday afternoon 1985 1, Larry Jones 1, Larry Jones 2, Gabe Marcellay 2, Gabe Marcellay 3, Berney Zacherle 3, Berney Zacherle Overall winner — Gabe Marcellay on Sir Charge

Saturday night 1, Berney Zacherle 2, Gabe Marcellay 3, Kerry Carden

Sunday afternoon 1, Gabe Marcellay 2, Tom Best 3, Berney Zacherle

1986 1, Larry Chaney, Moose 1, Bass Williams, Peppy Hoedown1, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 1, Larry Chaney, Moose 2, Bass Williams, Peppy Hoedown 2, Larry Chaney, Moose 2, Larry Chaney, Moose 2, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 3, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 3, Kerry Carden, Wartah 3, Kerry Louie, Dugan 3, Bass Williams, Peppy Hoedown Overall — 1, Larry Chaney, Moose. 2 (tie), Bass Williams, Peppy Hoedown, and Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge. 3, Kerry Carden, Wartah. 4, Kerry Louie, Dugan. 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 1, Les Moses, Ace 1987 1, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 2, Les Moses, Ace 2, Bass Williams, Peppy Hoedown 2, Tom Best, Sandy Buckle 2, Gopher* 3, Tom Best, Sandy Buckle 3, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 3, Casey Nissen, Rio 3, Casey Nissen, Rio Overall — 1, Les Moses, Ace. 2, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge. 3, Tom Best, Sandy Buckle *No rider listed 1988 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Larry Chaney, Dugan 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Larry Chaney, Dugan 2, Tom Best, Dude 2, Kerry Carden, Wartah 3, Glenn James, Cougar Bart 3, Aaron Carden, Seymour 3, DeWayne Best, Dude Overall — 1, Les Moses, Ace. 2 (tie), Kerry Carden, Wartah, and Larry Chaney, Dugan.

1, Kerry Carden, Wartah 2, Gary Bowling, Shane 3, Tiny Williams, Sir Charge

1989 1, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Les Moses, Ace 2, Bass Williams, Cougar Bart 2, Bass Williams, Cougar Bart 2, ** 2, Casey Nissen, Rio 3, ** 3, Kerry Carden, Seymour 3, Larry Chaney, Dugan 3, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge Overall — 1, Les Moses, Ace. 2, Bass Williams, Cougar Bart. 3, Casey Nissen, Rio. **Results incomplete 1990 1, Ralph Moses, Dugan 1, Gary Bowling, Hobo 1, Gary Bowling, Hobo 2, Les Moses, Ace 2, Andy Herman, Chief 2, Dan Groche, Shane 3, Franco Sellars, Similkameen Special 3, Sonny Moses, Ace Overall — 1, Gary Bowling, Hobo. (Controversy over a false start Saturday afternoon led to a Saturday night boycott by most riders.)

1, Casey Nissen, Similkameen Special 2, Les Moses, Ace 3, Kerry Carden, Seymour

1991 1, Kerry Carden, Wartah 1, Kerry Carden, Wartah 1, Aaron Carden, Seymour 1, Casey Nissen, Similkameen Special 2, Aaron Carden, Seymour 2, Casey Nissen, Similkameen Special 2, Aaren Carden, Seymour 2, ** 3, ** 3, ** 3, Casey Nissen, Similkameen 3, ** Special Overall — 1, Aaron Carden, Seymour. 2, Kerry Carden, Wartah. 3, Casey Nissen, Similkameen Special **Results incomplete; Les Moses and Ace listed with a second and third, Cougar Bart listed as having two third place finishes 1992 1, Aaron Carden, Seymour 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Hotdog Carden, Bud 2, Tom Best, Dude 2, Hotdog Carden, Bud 2, Gary Bowling, DJ 2, Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge 3, Les Moses, Ace 3, Hotdog Carden, Bud 3, Bass Williams, Cougar Bart 3, Kerry Carden, Wartah Overall — 1, Les Moses, Ace. 2, Hotdog Carden, Bud. 3, Aaron Carden, Seymour. 4 (tie), Gabe Marcellay, Sir Charge; Tom Best, Dude; Gary Bowling, DJ 1993 1, Les Moses, Ace 1, Kerry Carden, Wartah 1, Aaron Carden, Seymour 1, Les Moses, Ace 2, Kerry Carden, Wartah 2, Franco Sellars, Dugan 2, Bass Williams, Cougar Bart 2, Kerry Carden, Wartah 3, Aaron Carden, Seymour 3, Aaron Carden, Seymour 3, Tebadar 3, Cougar Kuehne, Lambrusco Overall – 1, Kerry Carden, Wartah. 2, Les Moses, Ace. 3, Aaron Carden, Seymour

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Friday night 1, Casey Nissen, JD 2, Duane Brieler, Sonny

Saturday afternoon Saturday night 1, Casey Nissen, JD 1, Casey Nissen, JD 2, Arnold Abrahamson, 2, Arnold Abrahamson, Brown Buckles Brown Buckles 3, Bass Williams, Cougar Bart 3, Hotdog Carden, Bud 3, Hotdog Carden, Bud Overall – 1, Casey Nissen, JD. 2, Arnold Abrahamson, Brown Buckles. 3, Hotdog Carden, Bud

Sunday afternoon 1, Casey Nissen, JD 2, Montana Pakootas, Kartar Red 3, Tom Best, Red

1995 1, Casey Nissen, JD 1, Aaron Carden, Max 1, Les Moses, Black Charlie 1, Casey Nissen, JD 2, Les Moses, Black Charlie 2, Tom Best, Red 2, Aaron Carden, Max 2, Aaron Carden, Max 3, Cougar Kuehne, Lambrusco 3, Cougar Kuehne, Lambrusco 3, Seymour* 3, Hotdog Carden, Bud Overall – 1, Aaron Carden, Max. 2, Casey Nissen, JD. 3, Les Moses, Black Charlie. 4, Lambrusco, Cougar Kuehne (George Marchand rode Max Friday night and Aaron Carden rode Seymour; last year for Saturday afternoon show.) *No rider listed Year 1996

Thursday night 1, Casey Nissen, JD

Friday night Saturday night 1, George Marchand, 1, George Marchand, Chicken Creek Chicken Creek 2, Gary Waters, BJ 2, Montana Pakootas, Vanny 2, Montana Pakootas, Vanny 3, Bart Simpson* 3, Ralph Moses, Jerry Lee Overall — 1, George Marchand, Chicken Creek. 2, Casey Nissen, JD. 3, Montana Pakootas, Vanny (Stampede changes to Thursday through Sunday shows and Suicide Race.) *No rider listed

Sunday afternoon 1, George Marchand, Chicken Creek 2, Casey Nissen, JD

1997

1, George Marchand, 1, Ralph Moses, Jerry Lee Chicken Creek 2, Montana Pakootas, Vanny 2, Tony Marchand, Kartar Red

1, George Marchand, Chicken Creek 2, Tony Marchand, Kartar Red

1, Casey Nissen, King Willie 2, George Marchand, Chicken Creek 3, Tony Marchand, Kartar Red

3, Leroy Abrahamson, 3, Montana Pakootas, Vanny Black Charlie Overall – 1, George Marchand, Chicken Creek. 2, Tony Marchand, Kartar Red.

3, Montana Pakootas, Vanny

1998

1, Les Moses, JD 2, Leroy Abrahamson, Lambrusco 3, Montana Pakootas, Vanny

1, Casey Nissen, Cowboy 2, Aaron Carden, Max 3, Jonathan Abrahamson, Black Charlie

1, Casey Nissen, Cowboy 2, George Marchand, Trigger 3, Jonathan Abrahamson, Black Charlie

1, ** 2, Casey Nissen, Cowboy 3, George Marchand, Trigger


2015 Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Western Rendezvous — Page 27 Year Thursday night Friday night Saturday night Sunday afternoon 1998 (cont.) 4, ** 4, ** 4, Montana Pakootas, Vanny 4, Casey Nissen, Cowboy Overall – 1, Casey Nissen, Cowboy. **Results incomplete; Black Charley recorded with two thirds and a first; Trigger with a first and a third. 1999

Race canceled; Colville Confederated Tribes’ boycotted Stampede and the Suicide Race

2000

1, Tony Marchand, Max 1, Casey Nissen, Omache Arrow 2, Montana Pakootas, 2, Adam Timentwa, Vanny Jerry Lee 3, George Marchand, Trigger 3, Henry LaCourse, Junky’s Damn Horse 4, Tom Best, Larry Jones 4, George Marchand, Trigger

1, Casey Nissen, Omache Arrow 1, Adam Timentwa, Vanny 2, Arnold Abrahamsen, Red Train 2, Tony Marchand, Max

3 (tie), Henry LaCourse, 3, Casey Nissen, Omache Arrow Junky’s Damn Horse 3 (tie), George Marchand, 4, Henry LaCourse, Junky’s Damn Horse Trigger Overall – 1, Casey Nissen, Omache Arrow. 2, Adam Timentwa, Vanny. 3, Tony Marchand, Max. 4, Henry LaCourse, Junky’s Damn Horse. 2001

1, George Marchand, Roanie 1, Les Moses, Taz* 1, George Marchand, Roanie 1, Tony Marchand, Cowboy 2, Jonathan Abrahamson, 2, George Marchand, Roanie 2, Tony Marchand, Cowboy 2, George Marchand, Roanie Black Charlie 3, Les Moses, Taz* 3, Jonathan Abrahamson, 3, Tony Marchand, Cowboy 3, Jonathan Abrahamson,e Black Charlie Black Charlie 4, Leroy Abrahamson, 4, Roy Leith, JB 4, Jonathan Abrahamson, 4, Les Moses, Taz* Dreamer Black Charlie Overall – 1, George Marchand, Roanie. 2, Tony Marchand, Cowboy, and Jonathan Abrahamson, Black Charlie. 4, Les Moses, Taz*. *A different horse than the Taz that began a long streak of placings in 2007. 1, Les Moses, Maximus 1, Leroy Abrahamson, Reuben 2002 1, George Marchand, Max 2, Leroy Abrahamson, Reuben2, Leroy Abrahamson, Reuben 2, Duran Marchand, The Rock 3, Cody Taylor, Duck 3, Montana Pakootas, JJ 3, Les Moses, Black Charlie 4, Henry LaCourse, Larski 4, *** 4, *** Overall – 1, Leroy Abrahamson, Reuben. 2, George Marchand, Max. 3, Montana Pakootas, JJ. ***No fourth place finisher listed.

1, George Marchand, Max 2 (tie), Montana Pakootas, Max 2 (tie), Les Moses, Black Charlie 2 (tie), Henry LaCourse, Larski

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Thursday night Friday night 1, Cody Taylor, Duck 1, Ralph Moses, Larski 2, Jonathan Abrahamson, 2, Jonathan Abrahamson, The Rock The Rock 3, Tony Marchand, Skookum 3, Kevin Carden, Patch 4, Josh Cate, Perry Kevin LaCourse, Red Dragon Overall – 1, Jonathan Abrahamson, The Rock

Saturday night 1, Tony Marchand, Skookum 2, Jonathan Abrahamson, The Rock 3, Ryan Cate, Benny 4, Abe Grunlose, Tiny

Sunday afternoon 1, Henry LaCourse, Patch 2, Jonathan Abrahamson, The Rock 3, Tony Marchand, Skookum 4, Josh Cate, Perry

2004

1, Montana Pakootas, Trigger1, George Marchand, Roanie 2, Henry LaCourse, Reuben 2, Montana Pakootas, Trigger

1, George Marchand, Roanie 2, Adam Timentwa, Commish

3, Jonathan Abrahamson, The Rock 4, Abe Grunlose, Tiny

3, Abe Grunlose, Tiny

1, Tony Marchand, Skookum 2, Jonathan Abrahamson, The Rock 3, Jay Pakootas, Indian Outlaw

3, Adam Timentwa, Commish

4, Jonathan Abrahamson, 4, Cody Taylor, Leash Law 4, Montana Pakootas, Trigger The Rock Overall – 1, Montana Pakootas, Trigger. 2, George Marchand, Roanie. 3, Jonathan Abrahamson, The Rock. 4, Adam Timentwa, Commish. 2005 Overall - 1, Tyler Peasley, Reuben. 1, Abe Grunlose, Party Boy. 2, Jonathon Abrahamson, The Rock. 3, Tony Marchand, Skookum. 1, Tyler Peasley, Reuben 1, Tyler Peasley, Reuben 1, Tyler Peasley, Reuben 1, Tyler Peasley, Reuben 2, Tony Marchand, J-31 2, Tony Marchand, J-31 2, Louis Zacherle, Party Boy 2, Tony Marchand, J-31 3, Josh Cate, Perry 3, Louis Zacherle, Party Boy 3, Montana Pakootas, Thor 3, Louis Zacherle, Party Boy 4, Montana Pakootas, Thor 4, Montana Pakootas, Thor 4, Tony Marchand, J-31 4, Montana Pakootas, Thor Overall — 1, Tyler Peasley, Reuben. 2, Tony Marchand, J-31. 3, Louis Zacherle, Party Boy. 4, Montana Pakootas, Thor. 2006

2007

1, Aaron Carden, Patch 1, Aaron Carden, Patch 1, Aaron Carden, Patch 1, Aaron Carden, Patch 2, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Tony Marchand, Sinbad 3, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 3, Edward Marchand, Party Boy 3, Kevin LaCourse, Red Dragon 3, Edward Marchand, Party Boy 4, Francis Marchand, Sinbad 4, Edward Marchand, Party Boy 4, Tyler Peasley, Reuben 4, Tyler Peasley, Reuben Overall — 1, Aaron Carden, Patch. 2, Loren Marchand, Taz. 3, Edward Marchand, Party Boy. 4, Francis Marchand, Sinbad 2008

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Aaron Carden, Patch 2, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 2, Aaron Carden, Patch 2, Aaron Carden, Patch 3, Kevin LaCourse, Party Boy 3, Eddie Seyler, Thor 3, Abe Grunlose, Commando 3, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 4, Eddie Seyler, Thor 4, Abe Grunlose, Commando 4, Tyler Peasley, Dozer 4, Kevin LaCourse, Party Boy Overall — 1, Loren Marchand, Taz. 2, Aaron Carden, Patch. 3, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar. 4 (tie), Abe Grunlose, Commando; Kevin LaCourse, Party Boy; Eddie Seyler, Thor. 1, Winfred Pakootas, Mo Whiskey 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Winfred Pakootas, 2, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 2, Abe Grunlose, Commando 2, Loren Marchand, Taz Mo Whiskey 3, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 3, Abe Grunlose, Commando 3, Louis Zacherle, Stemtima 3, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 4, Abe Grunlose, Commando 4, Winfred Pakootas, 4, Winfred Pakootas, 4, Abe Grunlose, Commando Mo Whiskey Mo Whiskey Overall — 1, Loren Marchand, Taz. 2, Winfred Pakootas, Mo Whiskey. 3, Abe Grunlose, Commando. 4, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 2009

2010

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Edward Marchand, Patch 3, Winfred Pakootas, Mo Whiskey

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Abe Grunlose, Commando 3, Winfred Pakootas, Mo Whiskey

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4, Winfred Pakootas, 4, Tom Best, Skar Tar Mo Whiskey Overall – 1, Loren Marchand, Taz. 2, Edward Marchand, Patch. 3, Winfred Pakootas, Mo Whiskey. 4/5, Abe Grunlose, Commando, and Tom Best, Skartar 1, Winfred Pakootas, 1, Tyler Peasley, Patch Mo Whiskey 2, Abe Grunlose, Commando 1 (tie), Abe Grunlose, Commando 2, Abe Grunlose, Commando 2, Winfred Pakootas, Mo Whiskey 3, Rocky Timentwa, 3 (tie), Rocky Timentwa, 3, Tyler Peasley, Patch 3, Henry LaCourse, Blue Big Black Big Black 4, Louis Zacherle, Stemtema 4, Abe Grunlose, Commando 4, Louis Zacherle, 3 (tie), Winfred Pakootas, Stemtema Mo Whiskey 3 (tie), Louis Zacherle, Stemtema Overall – 1, Tyler Peasley, Patch. 2, Abe Grunlose, Commando. 3, Winfred Pakootas, Mo Whiskey. 4, Henry LaCourse, Blue. 2011

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1 (tie), Tyler Peasley, Patch,

2012

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Edward Marchand, Blue 3, Oliver Pakootas, Shadow 4, Tyler Peasley, Amp

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Tyler Peasley, Amp 3, Rocky Timentwa, Progress 4, Oliver Pakootas, Shadow

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Tyler Peasley, Amp 3, Rocky Timentwa, Progress 4, Oliver Pakootas, Shadow

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Oliver Pakootas, Shadow 3, Rocky Timentwa, Progress 4, Winfred Pakootas, NDN Chrome Overall – 1, Loren Marchand, Taz. 2, Rocky Timentwa, Progress. 3, Oliver Pakootas, Shadow. 4, Tyler Peasley, Amp. 2013

1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 1, Rocky Timentwa, Progress 2, Henry LaCourse, 2, Josh Cate, Amp 2, Tyler Peasley, Jake 2, Tyler Peasley, Jake BowShay 3, Tony Marchand, Eagle Boy 3, Koda Ford, Blue Maverick 3, Tony Louie, Blue 3, Tyler Peasley, Colonel 4, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 4, Rocky Timentwa, Progress 4, Ryan Cate, Skar Tar 4, Josh Cate, Amp Overall – 1, Loren Marchand, Taz. 2, Tyler Peasley, Jake. 3, Rocky Timentwa, Progress. 4, Josh Cate, Amp.

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Aaron Carden, left, leads the pack across the Okanogan River in 1995. He won the overall title in 1991, 1995 and 2007. Year 2014

Thursday night 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Edward Marchand, Progress 3, Tarren Meusy, Lariat

Friday night 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Tarren Meusy, Lariat

Saturday night 1, Loren Marchand, Taz 2, Tyler Peasley, Biggs

Sunday afternoon 1, Oliver Pakootas, BoShay 2, Tyler Peasley, Biggs

3, Beaudeen Adolph, 3, Edward Marchand, Amp 3, Daniel Trevino, Ketch NDN Chrome 4, Oliver Pakootas, BoShay 4, Edward Marchand, Amp 4, Levi Brotherton, Skeeter 4, Austin Covington, Wushtah Overall – 1, Loren Marchand, Taz. 2, Tyler Peasley, Biggs. 3/4, Oliver Pakootas, BoShay, and Tarren Meusy, Lariat.

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Welcome to Paradise!

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Enjoy the great outdoors!

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Western Rendezvous 2015  

A celebration of Okanogan County's western lifestyle leading up to the Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race.

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