Okmulgee’s Clarence LeBlanc to be honored
Saddle up and get ready for an unforgettable night honoring the unsung heroes of the Wild West!
The first National Black Cowboy Rodeo Awards Gala is happening this Saturday, Feb. 10, at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It’s a night to celebrate the true legends of the rodeo, presented by none other than Wrangler and Black Rodeo USA.
The event will pay tribute to the fearless cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation, hailing from the heartlands of Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and beyond.
From the dusty trails of California to the rugged plains of Arkansas, they’re crowning the champions of the rodeo arena and acknowledging their unparalleled contributions to our Western heritage.
Okmulgee native Clarence LeBlanc, the first African American Steer Wrestling World Champion, is among the many individuals who will be honored at the gala.
Tickets are available at the door for $40, and a Red Carpet event and Meet & Greet will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Another Okmulgee County resident, David ‘Coop’ Reagor, is nominated in the Steer Wrestling Category and could possibly walk away with an award.
The gala begins at 6 p.m. After the awards have been handed out, the party kicks into high gear with an afterparty starting at 8:30 p.m and lasting until midnight.
The entire event will be aired on The Cowboy Channel, so you can tune in from the comfort of your own home and be part of the action.