SCTICA Windy Miller Memorial Roping 2020



To put on a good team roping you need a great group of directors. SCTICA directors standing left to right: Jim Marsh, Weldon Riggs, Gus Gonzalez, Dr. Glen Tate, Brad Cotton (ICA State President and member of SCTICA chapter), Ronnie Moore, Dickie Jackson, Doug Muenchow, Paul Riggs. Seated left to right: Laurie Miller (SCTICA president and widow of Windy Miller), Susan Gonzalez, Paula Riggs (SCTICA Secretary), Brenda Moore (SCTICA Treasurer). COURTESY PHOTO

To put on a good team roping you need a great group of directors. SCTICA directors standing left to right: Jim Marsh, Weldon Riggs, Gus Gonzalez, Dr. Glen Tate, Brad Cotton (ICA State President and member of SCTICA chapter), Ronnie Moore, Dickie Jackson, Doug Muenchow, Paul Riggs. Seated left to right: Laurie Miller (SCTICA president and widow of Windy Miller), Susan Gonzalez, Paula Riggs (SCTICA Secretary), Brenda Moore (SCTICA Treasurer). COURTESY PHOTO

South Central Texas ICA (SCTICA) held their annual team roping on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton. The SCTICA Board of Directors changed the name of the team roping to SCTICA Windy Miller Memorial Team Roping in honor of past president and founder of the roping and SCTICA chapter, A.L. “Windy” Miller. It formerly carried Buck Taylor’s name. When sharing with Buck the name change he stated, “That’s what it should be.” Buck Taylor was on the Yellowstone set when he got the news and stated he was disappointed he wasn’t going to be able to rope in the event this year.

“The board of directors made a great team,” says SCTICA President Laurie Miller, widow of “Windy” Miller, “from beginning to end.” Banners were put on the arena fence early that morning, tacos were picked up and delivered and enjoyed, the sanitizer station was set up and prizes were displayed. Sponsors had been contacted and showed their great ongoing support to our event. And then several directors were able to stay throughout the 14+ hours of the roping to help take down banners and issue prizes. “I would consider any project to have the same positive outcome with this group of directors!”

Grandchildren of A.L. “Windy” Miller join their grandmother, Laurie Miller, SCTICA President, in viewing a roping saddle in their grandfather’s memory sponsored by Lube Works and 2C Brangus Ranch, Brad and Debra Cotton. Left to right: Ryann Miller, Wyatt Miller, who participated in the roping and won second in the #12, Travis Miller and Ashley Miller. (Kyle and Makayla not shown) COURTESY PHOTO

Grandchildren of A.L. “Windy” Miller join their grandmother, Laurie Miller, SCTICA President, in viewing a roping saddle in their grandfather’s memory sponsored by Lube Works and 2C Brangus Ranch, Brad and Debra Cotton. Left to right: Ryann Miller, Wyatt Miller, who participated in the roping and won second in the #12, Travis Miller and Ashley Miller. (Kyle and Makayla not shown) COURTESY PHOTO

A highlight of the evening was when Billy Ray Williams, after winning the top prize, gave the saddle to President Miller in memory of her husband. “He chose to do that in a private setting, but I can tell you, tears fell and social distancing was temporarily forgotten as hugs were a necessity at that moment,” said Laurie through more tears

SCTICA Windy Miller Memorial Team Roping Winners:

High Point Winner of Saddle-Billy Ray Williams

#12 Roping (Header-Heeler)

1st-Chase Wiley and Ricky Joe Lee

2nd-Marco Ortiz and Wyatt Miller

#10/5e Roping (Header- Heeler)

1st-David Johnson and Joe Bob

2nd-Casper Ringelstein and Ronnie Atchley

3rd-Billy Ray Williams and Richard Puzzi

SCTICA had many members of the Miller family attending the team roping to not only watch Wyatt Miller, grandson of Windy and Laurie Miller, rope but also watch Wyatt’s dad, Les Miller, rope as a team with Wyatt. They didn’t make it back to the final round, but it sure was fun watching them rope together. COURTESY PHOTO

SCTICA had many members of the Miller family attending the team roping to not only watch Wyatt Miller, grandson of Windy and Laurie Miller, rope but also watch Wyatt’s dad, Les Miller, rope as a team with Wyatt. They didn’t make it back to the final round, but it sure was fun watching them rope together. COURTESY PHOTO

4th-BJ Hines and Robert Bustamane

5th-Turi Salinas and Robert Bustamane

6th-Leonard Hernandez and Raylen Williams

7th-BJ Hines and Davis Watts

8th-Raz Roman and Ronnie Atchley

9th-Paula Kay Lockhart Stewart and Ricky Cox

10th-Jeff Toms and Richard Puzzi

SCTICA Windy Miller Memorial Team Roping Winners

#8.4e Roping (Header- Heeler)

1st-BJ Hines, Rusty Badillo

2nd-Billy Ray Williams and Jeff Toms

3rd-Felix Hernandez and Billy Ray Williams

4th-Casper Ringelstein and Rusty Badillo

5th-Paula Kay Lockhart Stewart and Jeff Toms

6th-Billy Ray Williams and Ricky Cox

7th-Paula Kay Lockhart Stewart and J.C. Garza

8th-James Miller and Rusty Badillo

9th-Mike Baird and Parker Stevens

10th-Casper Ringelstein and Jeff Toms

High Point Winner, Billy Ray Williams, receiving his saddle from Laurie Miller, SCTICA President and widow of Windy Miller. Billy Ray gave President Miller the saddle after all awards were shared. Yes, there were tears shed. COURTESY PHOTO

High Point Winner, Billy Ray Williams, receiving his saddle from Laurie Miller, SCTICA President and widow of Windy Miller. Billy Ray gave President Miller the saddle after all awards were shared. Yes, there were tears shed. COURTESY PHOTO

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