An update to this thread:
After another good spring and summer of growth, Karl's ram put on another .5" more mass in the bases and became an absolute monster.
Karl shot him on the 5th of October and I just got the scoresheets back this week. His ram went an incredible 188.5"!! So much for full curls! This is an automatic entry to the B&C for Karl. The sheep was 9 1/2 years old was was one of the original sheep that Karl helped put on the mountain way back in the mid 90's.
The other guy who drew this tag (Karl bought his tag) got to hunt a month after Karl had already shot the biggest ram but still managed to pull out a 176.5" brute out of the same herd. That ram is the lighter colored ram under the big one and to the right in my fourth picture. He was a great ram too.
Now the biggest ram in this herd I have seen since these two were killed is around 172" and a great looking, boxy and square horned ram. I managed to sneak in above him last week and take some cool pictures of him: