YUKON, Okla. (March 7, 2018) — Boulder Designs today announced Oklahoma’s Big 12 conference fans are the winners of the 2017 college fan base boulder sales contest, a friendly competition amongst franchise owners. Oklahoma State University supporters purchased 56 boulders with the OSU logo followed by Boomer Sooner fans who purchased 40 Oklahoma University-themed boulders.
University of Iowa fans came in third place.
Boulder Designs currently holds 86 collegiate licenses, whereby the school logo can be incorporated into the design of the decorative rock. All the OSU and OU boulders sold were for residential use.
“It’s a great feeling that OSU and OU fans purchased more boulders than any other school in the nation,” said Jim Craig, owner of Boulder Design by Craig Custom Stone. “There is no doubt in my mind that Oklahoma is the state with the most loyal and supportive fans.”
Craig says several OSU and OU boulders will be on display at his exhibit at the Spring Into Summer Craft Show on March 10, 2018, in Stillwater, OK.
A portion of the 96 OSU and OU boulders sold were manufactured by Patrick Drake, owner of Boulder Designs by Unlimited Concrete Designs in Tulsa. Currently, Drake and Craig are two of four Boulder Designs franchisees serving areas of Oklahoma.
This is the first year Boulder Designs has monitored the number of boulders sold from its collegiate program.
Boulder Designs corporate office expects to be awarded more collegiate licenses in the future. “We have several applications pending now, which is about normal,” said Rick Cross, Boulder Designs Business Development. “When a new franchise owner opens in a market where there’s a college or university, we immediately apply for the school’s license.”
Cross says in late 2017 Boulder Designs received the Tulsa University collegiate license, which he believes has a solid fan base and promising boulder future.