You might remember retired Professional Bull Rider Cord McCoy as a contestant on the CBS show The Amazing Race. He competed on the show several times, traveling the world with his brother. Now he is bringing cowboys together for a weekend back in his home state.
The Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove felt more like the Wild West this weekend.
Cowboys from all over came for Cord McCoy's Western Days.
McCoy spent his life growing up as a ranching cowboy in Southeast Oklahoma.
“The location was a spin off from the Amazing Race for me — ‘you went all the way around the world three times where's your favorite stop?' And I'm like, ‘Oklahoma!' I've been all the way and it's still my favorite stop,” McCoy said.
McCoy and organizers at the Sycamore Springs Ranch wanted to make their rodeo competitions unique.
“To be able to come out here, and it's a getaway; it's an experience," he said.
A ranch rodeo put cowboys through the paces.
“You've got your whole team out there competing against other cowboys and stuff it's really fun," cowboy Chaz Brewer said. “This is more like what they do on the ranches and what they do every day the cowboys do. They take care of cattle and everything. It's just kind of a fun deal, everybody comes here and competes, but they do most of this in the pasture."
Guitar player Donnie Poindexter just loves setting up next to the chuck wagons cooking up some country food.
“It's just been tremendous for me... I mean, I'm retired now, and I'd like to do more of this,” he said. “I've had a wonderful, wonderful weekend here at Sycamore Springs Ranch."