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SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE

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JUST the WAY IT IS

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have never jumped out of an airplane. There may have been times I’ve wanted to but it isn’t actually one of my goals. I have gone soaring in a glider with a friend and the experience was awesome. I have watched people parachute and when I see them free fall I’m amazed at how they can be flying toward the ground, at who knows what speed, and not be afraid. Weightlessness for astronauts must be amazing; zero gravity; no pull, no pressure, no weight on your shoulders. Perhaps, that is where the thrill of free falling comes into play. I’m sure it gives you a rush like you cannot describe. Talk about an adrenalin flow, I cannot even imagine. To be able to float, flip, soar and spin with no effort at all must be exhilarating. I think we all hunger for a carefree life with no weight on our shoulders, no pressure, no pain, no struggle and no limiting circumstances. As ropers we all work hard to discipline ourselves to do what needs to be done to win. Many of us know the struggles of victory and the agony of defeat. I don’t know how many of you remember boxer Muhammad Ali. His chant was, “Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee.” He was an amazing fighter and he did, indeed, float on the canvas with light easy steps and tagged you when you least expected it. He loved boxing, he was good at it and he made it seem like fun. He was arrogant, but he had a right to be. He knew what he was doing and he worked hard to utilize his talent. Roping should be like that. We should take our eyes off the ground and look up. We all need the buoyancy to float, flip and soar. We all need to work toward that zero gravity, that non-gravitational pull of the world’s weight. Have you ever been in a position to watch an eagle soar? They float on the air currents with almost no effort at all. The eagle has speed, strength, power and courage and with that comes the buoyancy to fly at zero gravity, floating on each rising air current. Does that mean it is carefree? Does that mean it has no worries? No, not at all. What it does mean is the eagle is very good at what it does. When you work at being very good at what you do, things seem easier. It is a greater accomplishment to shine in your chosen endeavor. It is easier to flip, glide and soar if you know what you are doing, and why, or know where you are going and the reasons behind it.

AUGUST 2011 There is no greater feeling than seeing your efforts in the practice pen pay off. When I interview ropers many of them talk about how much they practice, how hard they work to make a winning run pay off. When we embrace challenges God teaches us to fly. Did you know a mother eagle actually pushes her young out of the nest when the time is right so they “have to fly?” I remember one time my mom telling me that her dad learned to swim when his dad threw him in a horse tank and told him, “Sink or swim.” It is amazing what we can do when the challenge is forced upon us. Scary thought, huh? When we move out of our comfort zone God teaches us to soar. Zero gravity, weightlessness, floating like a butterfly all become realities for us when we stop looking at the ground and look up. Sometimes, we have to free fall for awhile to gain our courage and perspective and improve our perception. Of course, it is scary and unnerving. We do not like not knowing what is going to happen and being able to prepare for it. The most anyone can do is take what you have to work with and put it to good use. When you do all you can do with all you have that is all anyone can do. We all have talents, things we are good at. We have intent and purpose. There is a reason for what we do and why. There is purpose behind everything we face in life. We may never know what it is or why, but there is intent and meaning. You may be asking yourself what is the point. Why am I going through this? Where am I headed? What do I expect to gain or get out of it? We all have questions that we cannot answer and we all have 20/20 hindsight. That is where the free fall comes in. We feel like we are plunging toward the ground at two hundred miles per hour and at any moment we are going to crash, but if we have faith in ourselves and in God, that is not what happens. Float like a butterfly, fly like an eagle, forget that zero gravity thing. Take your eyes off the ground and look up. Learn to float, flip and soar across the heavens! Start making a difference. Take your eyes off your circumstances and utilize all your talents. You have to make a stand to make a difference. Face the challenge not only for yourself but for others as well and that is just the way it is…..

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ANNOUNCEMENTS SHOOT-OUT FUND UPDATE August is upon us and its the month for USTRC Regional Finals. The Regional Finals are one of the best places to get USTRC Flex Earnings. There is $1.4 million in USTRC Flex Earnings awarded at each Regional Finals event. With six of these awesome events still to go, it is time to make plans to get to the next one. The USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out Fund is currently at $680,000, so that means it is time to secure your spot to compete at the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Don’t hesitate, get your business in order so you won’t be left out of the biggest and best team roping event in the world. It is the place to be if you are a team roper and you certainly want to have as many Shoot-Out opportunities as possible. The event will take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma October 22-30, 2011 and will be nine days full of everything team roping. With that said, it is crucial for you to get to the next USTRC Regional Finals event and load up on USTRC Flex Earnings. Rope up and we will see you at the next USTRC event. The USTRC National Finals is just around the corner, so don’t hesitate, load the horses and the kids and get to the next roping.

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NFTR At the NFTR in October, the Cruel Girl Championship and the Century Championship are Specialty ropings. Any female that is a current USTRC member may enter the Cruel Girl Championship roping, no qualification is required. And in the Century Championships, any current USTRC member that is 50 years old during 2011, may enter, no qualification required. Both divisions are #11 with #9 Incentive.

Regional Finals It’s Regional Finals time! Please check your Available Earnings by going to www.ustrc.com. The “Member” link on the home page will take you to your personal file page. Click on the “Your Earnings” link once you’re signed in. Remember eligibility to enter a Shoot-Out Division requires participation at a 2011 USTRC Event. Every current member has been awarded Flex Earnings ($1,000 to Gold Spur members and $3,000 to Gold Plus members) that can be used to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out position. It takes $2,000 in earnings to qualify, so combine your earnings with another member and you’re in! Of course, you may also qualify by placing 1st through 5th in the Average at any USTRC sanctioned event. Be sure to check out your Available Earnings at www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 ext. 5103 should you need more information. Ropers will be allowed to Draw-In to the preliminary divisions (#15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9, #8 and the Gold Plus) at the Regional Finals events. Partners will be drawn on site at the event. At the Regional Finals events the Draw-In Option is an enter on site only. If you pre enter as a draw, please check with the roping office on site to make sure your draw entry is processed before the books are closed. The Draw-In option won’t be available for any Shoot-Out Division. To learn more about the Draw-In Option see the chart in the back of SuperLooper Magazine in the Format Section.

$$$$ = Gold Plus at Regionals This year, $12,800 will be added to the Gold Plus division at each of the Regional Finals events. That’s a total of $89,600 of added money exclusively for Gold Plus members! With that kind of added money, the Gold Plus divisions will payback 80% to 100% in cash alone! To enhance the purse, awarded to the Average winners will be extra fancy tooled leather rope bags by Martin, a Resistol straw hat, a pair of Tony Lama boots, and three pairs of Cinch or Cruel Girl jeans. Awarded to the Incentive winners will be a Gist buckle, a Classic Equine rope bag, an ESP saddle pad, and a Classic Equine top load hay bag. Don’t forget that as Gold Plus members, you receive $3,000 Flex Earnings that allow you to enter Shoot-Outs and you can also enter the Regional Finals up to one week before the event without paying late fees by calling the office with your entries and paying with a credit card (3% credit card fee included). Remind your Gold Spur partners that they can upgrade to a Gold Plus member and receive $2,000 Flex Earnings and the other benefits associated with the program including competing in the Gold Plus roping and reserving stalls for an additional $200. continued on page 134

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USTRC

by the

BY JOHN FINDLAY

NUMBERS

#12 Division In the even-numbered #8 and #10 divisions, the top entry combinations were the like numbered 4-4 and 5-5 combinations. Here in the #12 division, we find our first divergence from that pattern with the top combination being the 5-7 followed by the 6-6. The higher numbered heeler bias continues to apply. Understanding that teams with a combination total closest to the maximum stand the best chance at winning, only three combinations in the Top Ten are less than 12, the 5-6, the 5-6.5 and the 6-5. The only two combinations with header numbers exceeding heeler are the last two in the Top Ten, the 6.5-6 and the 6-5. You will also notice that similar to the #11 Division, 24% of the combinations, as opposed to 25.9% in the #11, were in the Other category. Checking to see how well the combinations did in the Average, the top three in Entries were also the top three in Average Winners and in the same order – 5-7, 6-6, and 5 - 7.5. In addition, the percentages of each of those combinations in both categories, Entries and Average Winners, were nearly the same although all three combinations were slightly better on the Average Winners list. The #12 Division, then, is the division that has come nearest so far to matching the percentage of Entries with Average Winners. Can we assume that #12 ropers have a little more moxie when it comes to figuring out the best combinations for entering and winning? I think that remains 12 / AUGUST 2011

Rank

2010 Entries in Sanctioned #12 Division by Header/Heeler Combination

2010 Average Winners in Sanctioned #12 Division by Header/Heeler Combination

Top 10

Head/Heel Combination

Head/Heel Combination

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

5-7 6-6 5 - 7.5 5-6 5.5 - 7 4-8 6 - 6.5 5 - 6.5 6.5 - 6 6-5 Other Total

Count

Percent

23.2 126 5-7 16.0 89 6-6 517 8.5 46 5 - 7.5 386 6.3 46 5.5 - 7 335 5.5 31 6 - 6.5 266 4.4 39 5-6 264 4.3 24 6.5 - 6 161 2.6 24 5 - 6.5 159 2.6 20 5.5 - 6 152 2.5 4 8 1, 1,23,-41,,5,-!6789:02;70<! 23,-41,,5,-!6789:02;70<! 15 1,457 = =>!?!7@!A0*-:,<!203!?!7@!B:0<! >!?!7@!A0*-24.0 :,<!203!?!Other 7@!B:0<! 31 6,080 100.0 491

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so poorly. With 24% of the Entries, “Other” accounted for a paltry 6.3% of the Average Wins. Look at the huge difference between the red and blue bars in the “Other” column. The two combinations that did not

#13 Division Rank

2010 Entries in Sanctioned #13 Division by Header/Heeler Combination

2010 Average Winners in Sanctioned #13 Division by Header/Heeler Combination

Top 10

Head/Heel Combination

Head/Heel Combination

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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The #13 Division is the first division that has all the same combinations in both lists, the Entries list and the Average Winners list. None of the listed combinations either fell out or snuck in to either list. This really emphasizes that by the #13, ropers are either obviously aware or at the very least, inherently aware of the best way to enter and win in this division. The top four were in the same order in both lists, 6-7, 5-8, 6-7.5 and 5-8.5. The rest you could virtually throw a blanket over as the differences between them were relatively small. While the differences were not as great as we have seen in some of the other divisions, the combinations that performed better or worse in the red barblue bar department were evenly split. The combinations that did better at winning than entries, percentage-wise, were: the 6-7, the 6-7.5, the 5-8.5, 5.5-8 and the 6.5-7. Of the combinations that were on the flip side of this ledger, three were combinations equaling less than 13 (6-6, 5-7, and 5-7.5) plus the 5-8 and the 7-6. I’d say that the 5-8 being in this group was a result of the aforementioned farther apart header-heeler syndrome if weren’t for the fact that the 5-8.5 and the 5.5-8 were both on the positive side of the ledger. Or does having an elite roper on your team make you just that much better? Maybe so, maybe not. Look at the 6-7 and the 6-7.5, for instance. The proportions comparing the two from the Entries to the Average Winners list are strikingly similar. The 6-7 combo accounted for 25.2% of Entries and 29.4% of Average Wins while the 6-7.5 accounted for 8.2% of entries and 10.1% of wins. Hardly any significant difference, the kind that would conceivably exist if those elite ropers made that much of a difference. And look at the 5-7 and the 57.5. Their percentages, respectively, were for the 5-7, 3.6% to 3.1% while the 5-7.5 were 3.0% to 1.8%. Very close but with the 5-7 actually better than the 5-7.5. So there is no evidence in these figures to give an edge to teams with an elite roper.

have better winning percentages were the 4-8 and the 6-5. It could be that the “farther apart” tendency we noted in the #11 Division account is in effect here in the #12, with the 4-8 combination being subpar.

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2010 Average Winners in Sanctioned #15 Division by Header/Heeler Combination

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Ropers participating in the #15 Division are not quite sure as to what is the best combination to put together to increase their odds of winning the #15, assuming they even pay attention to such things and that’s debatable. But here I am spending all this time and energy drawing your attention to such things as the best odds-on combinations for winning divisions so hopefully the concept may fit into your rationale in some little way in the future. But, be that as it may, I say that ropers are not sure quite the best way to enter because of two things. First, the 7-8 combination, the top Entry combination in the #15 makes up only 18.6% of total entries, the smallest percentage for the top spot we have seen in any of the previous divisions. In all the other divisions, the top spot has accounted for at least 23% of entries. Secondly, the percentage of “Other” team combinations is the largest we have seen so far – 26.7%. Again, this is partially attributable to all the different combinations that the #15 brings to the table but it still is an indication that ropers do not perceive the best way to enter to be self-evident. The top four combinations comprise only 48.9% of the total where all the other divisions have been comfortably over 50% for their top four. The teams that did well in the Average Winners list, however, were pretty true to form with one curiousity. There were four of our top ten combinations that had better win percentages than entry percentages. They were the 7-8, the 7-8.5, the 6-9.5 and the 7-7. The 7-7, a fourteen team, i.e. less than the maximum, came in with a better Average Win percentage than Entry percentage, one of the rare times that has happened. So while you have a little wider spectrum of odds-on possibilities to win in the #15, regardless of the 7-7 anomaly, I would still recommend you get as close to fifteen to be a healthy competitor. The “farther apart” tendency also seems to be in play here but not as significantly. Even though the 6-9 combination did not have a better Average Win percentage as their Entry percentage, that combination was still the second most succesful combination at winning at 10.8%, behind only the 7-8. Just keep that in mind. 14 / AUGUST 2011

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GOLD PLUS by Ty Hillman

Hello Ropers, This summer seems to be flying by as USTRC has a full month of Regional Finals scheduled. Before I know it, September will be here along with the last three Regional Finals and dove season. Next will come October, beautiful weather, and preparation for the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping followed by the beginning of the Holiday season starting in November. When I think about it like that, New Years seems just around the corner. As I have been taking entries and stall reservations for the Regional Finals lately, I am reminded of an important lesson that was brought to my attention last year about this time.

I am the kind of person who has high expectations of myself and I tend to carry the same expectations to those I care about most. I want everyone, including myself, to excel at what they do and I realize that to be good at anything, it takes discipline and diligence. Even though I can have high expectations of others, I do not expect anyone to do anything I would not do myself. I think that leading by example is vitally important if you expect anyone to respect you. With that said, I am going to tell one on myself. Remembering numbers has never been my strong suit. Looking back, I do not think it had anything to do with my

memory, it all had to do with my lack of try. My parents allowed me to have a bank account growing up and I am grateful because I learned how to handle money responsibly as a kid. Even though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had different bank accounts through the years, I have never made an effort to remember any of my bank account numbers. Although I had good examples growing up as my parents always completely filled out their bank slips complete with their account numbers, and I knew the importance of making sure my money was deposited into the correct account, I never made any effort to know my bank account numbers. Taking it a step further, when I made a deposit or a withdrawal, I would give the bank teller my request without even filling out a slip. Every time I did this, I would watch them fill out the same deposit or withdrawal slip that I walked right past on my way to the counter and they would have to look up my account number before they could proceed. This process went on for years. One afternoon last year, I walked into the bank to make a deposit during my lunch break. I had been taking lots of phone pre-entries so looking up unknown partner ID numbers was

The home-state team of Walt Arnold and Ty Murphy were the winners of the Gold Plus roping at the West Texas Championships. They roped four head in 34.72 seconds and took home $2,696 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 16 / AUGUST 2011

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freshly on my mind. I understand those who do not have their partner ID numbers because when I was roping and entering, I usually did not have them either. (By the way, you all are doing a great job giving me your partners’ ID numbers so far this preentry season…I really appreciate it!) As I walked past a guy at the little table who was filling out his deposit slip and straight up to the teller window, I told the bank clerk I needed to make a deposit. She picked up a deposit slip and began filling it out as so many had done for me before, and she asked for my name and account number. As I gave her my name and told her I did not know my account number and that she would have to look it up, it suddenly hit

me…you expect ropers to call all of their partners and have their ID numbers when they enter but you cannot even write your own bank account number on your deposit slip. At that moment, I smiled and thanked God for reminding me of an important lesson. Lead by example and do not ever expect anyone to do something you would not do yourself. Rest assured, now I know my account numbers and I even fill out my own deposit slips. I am very excited to announce there is $12,800 added to the Gold Plus division at each Regional Finals this year. You have seen advertisements all year that there would be a guaranteed minimum of $10,000 added but the final tally of $12,800 came on July 1. With that

kind of added money, the cash payback alone is going to range from 85 to over 100%, depending on the amount of teams entered. I also want you to notice you can enter three times in the Gold Plus division this year. If you do not have a partner(s), you can use the Draw-In option in the Gold Plus division as well as all of the Preliminary divisions. Draw-In entries will be entered onsite and there will be no late fees imposed for onsite Draw-In entries. Please pay close attention to the entry and stall reservation due dates coming up. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or if there is anything I can do for you. I look forward to visiting with you. n

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Holly and Nat Stewart collected the Gold Plus championship at the Indiana Classic after roping four head in 45 seconds flat. The husband and wife team earned $1,088 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Lance Crist came over from Texas and teamed up with Scott Morlan of Colorado to win the Gold Plus roping at the Lasso Del Norte in Las Vegas, New Mexico. They roped four head in 30.42 seconds and collected $2,512 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 17

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Lalo Govea from Elkhorn, WI and Joe Kane of Bondurant, IA teamed up to win the Gold Plus roping at the Iowa Championships. They roped four head in 30.73 seconds to win $2,380 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

The Florida team of Kelli Corbin and Jerry Courson, Jr. were the winners of the North Alabama Championship Gold Plus roping. They roped four head in 31.40 seconds to win $2,100 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Brent Bartlett and Adam Brown roped four head in 33.13 seconds in the Gold Plus roping at the North Arkansas Classic. The smooth time earned them the championships where they shared the payout worth $1,810 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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After roping four head in 39.01 seconds, the team of Shawn Whetten and Austin Christensen were declared the Gold Plus champions at the Red Desert Classic in Rock Springs, Wyoming. They took home $1,312 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Rebecca Neuhaus and Jessica Bowen were solid in the Oklahoma Championships Gold Plus roping. They roped four head in 36.02 seconds to win the roping and head home with $3,050 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

The Florida Panhandle Championships, Gold Plus roping was filled with excitement as the team of Brent Worrell and Ed Allen, Jr. finished at the front of the pack after roping four head in 36.62 seconds. They earned $1,690 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 19

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USTRC

champions

PROFILE

And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

#15 SHOOT-OUT ROPING 2010 USTRC National Champions

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ut of the mouths of babes come words we can all learn from, words that are indicative of the wisdom that our youth displays especially when we tend to underestimate who they are and what they are doing. Winning comes disguised in many forms and shapes and for Horner and his partner, Brady Norman, winning had been wrapped in a pretty bow. It was suddenly ripped from their hands in a harsh look at the reality of team roping. The pair was the high call back team going into the short go round of the #15 Preliminary of the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping when they failed to make a qualified run in the short go round and things crumbled around them. Talk about disillusionment. However, sometimes losing brings out the winner in each of us and when the going gets tough the tough get going so they say. The pair were entered in the #15 Shoot-Out at the Finals as well and with the wind knocked out of their sails it would be interesting to see how the young guns would approach the #15 Shoot-Out. Norman and Horner are an interesting pair of young ropers. They rope really well and complement each other admirably. Their attitude and approach to team roping, especially after the fiasco of the #15 Preliminary, exhibited a lesson we all could learn from. Disappointment is one thing; how we handle disappointment is a whole other ball of twine. As Horner and Norman worked through the issues they stayed on track, maintained their focus and deliberately moved forward. There was no looking back no rehashing and wishing things were different. The writing was on the wall. What was

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Drew Horner & Brady Norman done was done and what lay ahead was anyone’s guess. Norman, who hails from Springer, Oklahoma, was a little nervous going into the short go round of the #15 Shoot-Out. This was the Finals and the results of the #15 Preliminary was still fresh. “I was okay with being the second high team back going into the short go round,” Norman said. “Sure we had faced some struggle and a lot of disappointment with the other roping but we couldn’t think about that anymore. There wasn’t anything we could do about it. It was behind us. We had to put it behind us.” Horner knew in his heart he was a winner. He believed that beyond anything else. There was a plan in place. In an interview with USTRC announcer Ferron Lucero, Horner summed it all up in a few choice words of wisdom. “God made us all winners when we were born,” Horner stated. “There is no loser here.” Horner and Norman were already labeled “Champions” in someone else’s book! When the pair rode into the box for their short go round steer

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there was only one team left to rope and Kyle Beach and Cesar DeLaCruz were a compelling force to contend with. There was little room for error and with a prizeline consisting of $71,000, Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Tony Lama Ostrich boots, Gist Gold Championship buckles and Western Horseman Collector Prints you might say there was a bit of pressure. Horner and Norman needed a time of 8.45 or better to take the lead from Jay McClain and Clayton Vanaken. It all boiled down to some very aggressive and competitive team roping. When Horner nodded for the steer Norman was on the same page and the pair knocked down the barricades with a time of 7.09 to nail down first place with one team left to rope. The pair was good for at least $38,100 and that was nothing to scowl at. “And then there was one,” echoed through the speakers inside the Oklahoma State Fairground coliseum. Horner and Norman knew that whatever happened God would bring out the champion in both of them and the plan was bigger than either of them could grasp.

Despite an awesome run by Beach and DeLaCruz with an 8.31 the pair couldn’t budge what was meant to be. Horner and Norman had risen above disappointment, struggle, and frustration and embraced the glory intended for them. It was a sweet and humbling feeling. They were the winners of the #15 Shoot-Out at the National Finals. There is a certain pride and gratification in knowing young men are out there in our business of roping who illustrate what team roping is about. They show that winning is not always about first place but more about staying in place, focused and committed to the sport regardless of what happens and how it all unfolds. They are winners and champions above and beyond the definition of the words. Drew Horner and Brady Norman have set an example we can all learn from. Both young men will be a major asset, not only to our sport, but in their future endeavors in life. And Then There Was One, Drew Horner and Brady Norman, the Champions of the #15 Shoot-Out at the 201 0 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. n

2 CHAMPIONS0 1 0 Drew Horner and Brady Norman at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals in Oklahoma City.

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Cool Like Jim was at a roping recently and I got the opportunity to meet Tony Lang, President of Cashel horse products. He was telling me about their new feed bag he had designed. I have never personally used a feed bag, so I had no prejudice for or against. When I was younger I thought that horses might breathe too much dust off the grain. But with the Purina feeds I use now, there is no dust. The old type of feedbags were usually canvas with a small piece of leather sewn in with holes punched in it for air circulation, and I didn’t think that the air flow was sufficient. I probably wouldn’t have tried these feed bags if I hadn’t met Tony. He was so excited about the results, and the feedback he was getting about how much horse’s actually liked the bags. I know that sounds strong, but it’s true. Horses will relax and chew their

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food and settle down when fed. Another reason I tried these feed bags was a friend named Jim York. He was a real cowboy and had a lot of wisdom on anything that pertained to horses and cattle. He used a feed bag on the road, and I always thought that it was cool that he gave his horse a little grain when he got to a roping. I also thought it was cool that his horses stood calmly at the trailer eating their grain instead of pawing the bucket or banging it on the trailer. I wish I’d had these bags this winter. I had a mare in foal, and the people at Purina told me to double up on the mare’s feed one month out before she had her colt. Well, I also had a gelding in

with her – he would eat his feed and then run her off so he was the one getting double grain. So you might say, “Why don’t you just put him in another pen?” Well, because all my pens were filled with horses, and every time I build another pen it seems like I get another horse to fill it. I guess I’m a horse addict. What I ended up doing was doubling up on the gelding’s feed also, so he and the mare would finish at the same time. You know the rest of the story – now the gelding is double fat and the mare looks great. These new bags on top are made of vinyl screening so the horses get lots of air, and the bottoms are closed in to

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The Doctor Is In He’s a doctor, but he doesn’t play one on TV.

Tyson K. Cobb, MD, of Davenport, Iowa

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yson K. Cobb, MD, of Davenport, Iowa, is the real life version of the onscreen, off-screen life of well-known actor and team roper, James Pickens, Jr., who plays Chief of Surgery at the fictional Grace Mercy West Hospital in Seattle. Tyson Cobb roping with heeler Clay Hill at the recent Cobb, too, is a Cowboy Capital Classic in Stephenville, Texas surgeon, specializing in orthopedics at doctor,” he says grinning. “So I guess I heard it so much, I Orthopedic Specialists, P.C. and the American Hand figured that’s what I ought to be. I thought I might be a family Institute in Davenport, but his journey down that road practitioner, but I fell in love with surgery.” begins in Texas. After graduating from Tech, Cobb received a Masters of Raised on a ranch in Central Texas, Cobb was first Science in Orthopedic and completed his residency at the attracted to the high adrenaline sports of bareback, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. bronc riding and bull riding. While working on an His move to Davenport, he says, had something to do animal science degree at Sam Houston State University “with a woman and a job. I still have the job.” But he also and Texas A&M, Cobb competed in both sports for rediscovered an interest in the Western lifestyle, that element each school’s rodeo team. He made the move from of his life that was always a part of his chemistry and College Station to Lubbock to attend medical school at something he wanted his children to experience. Texas Tech University in 1987. “I bought horses for my kids after I divorced,” he said. “My mom always encouraged me to look into “But after a while, the new wore off and dad was left with a medicine, and my teachers growing up always told me bunch of horses. Roping became something to do on a that I had such terrible handwriting I ought to be a 24 / AUGUST 2011

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Sunday afternoon.” Cobb had dabbled a bit in roping while in high school, due mostly to the mentoring of an FFA teacher and professional calf roper named Frank Miller. “He taught me how to handle a rope,” said Cobb, when SuperLooper caught up with him during the Cowboy Capital Classic in May. Now, usually when doctors are paired with a sport, it usually tends to be golf, but for Cobb, golf was, in a word, boring. “I’ve never played golf,” he said. “It is just too slow. Roping is infinitely more exciting than golf.” Finding time to rope is a challenge. The Cowboy Capital Classic was just the third time the surgeon had been horseback since March 2010. On top of that, all of his horses are now in Texas full time with regular roping partner Ron Anderson – factors that seriously cut into good practice time. But, with good reason. Dr. Cobb specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery and regularly attends and lectures at educational courses and meetings worldwide. He has developed surgical

instrumentation and techniques for endoscopic cubital tunnel release, teaching surgeons worldwide on this technique. It is a bit ironic that Cobb focuses on hand surgery, given the occasional hazard faced by team ropers who might come to the misfortune of parting ways with one of their digits. “That’s why I’m a header,” he says. Currently rated a #4, Cobb is not shy about “entering up”

when it comes to roping with USTRC. He’ll enter everything from the #13 on down because he says he thinks it’s the only way he’s going to get better. “Entering the way I do is the only way I am going to get #6 and #7 heelers to rope with me,” he said. “I always ask them how the handle was for them, and maybe they’re being politically correct, but they always tell me to just keep doing what I’m doing.” Good advice for a team roper making his way in the sport and great testimony for USTRC’s draw in option program. n Tyson Cobb at work during a orthopedic surgery

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The Border Is There A Double Standard?

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attle and the Mexico border has been a hot topic among rodeo and team roping associations and southern state cattle ranchers in recent weeks as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has closed the Mexican border to all horned cattle. A statement from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the USDA, said Chihuahuaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status for bovine tuberculosis (TB) will be downgraded from Modified Accredited to Accredited Preparatory as of August 18, 2011. On Monday, June 20 through Thursday June 23, 2011, APHIS refused entry on all bovines from Chihuahua, Mexico that were presented for entry at any port. After June 23, 2011, bovines from Chihuahua could only be imported to the United States if they are accompanied by TB test charts containing (1) the names and signatures of specific accredited veterinarians who have been approved by SAGARPA (Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s counterpart to the USDA) to perform TB testing; and (2) the names and signatures of a supervising official (SAGARPA) veterinarian. The entire lot containing any animals not accompanied after June 23, 2011 by test charts with these approved names and signatures will continue to be considered ineligible for importation, and will be refused entry. In addition, effective Monday June 20, 2011 and continuing until further notice, bovines from Chihuahua, Mexico that are designated as, or believed to be rodeo animals are prohibited entry to the United States and will be refused entry by VS at any port. This category includes any bovines with discernable horns, and animals belonging to the Corriente and other popular rodeo breeds. So, while thousands of feeder cattle are still allowed entry into the United

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States, a few hundred head of roping/rodeo cattle are NOT, even if the same accredited veterinarians have tested them. Why? There is little doubt this is a political move by Mexican/U.S. officials to keep the border open for the much larger trade of feeder cattle, which is a major industry for Mexico and one it probably needs to keep economic balance in the country. Even though roping/rodeo cattle only represent 1.6% of the imports, they are being used as a scapegoat for the problems Mexico has with TB in feeder cattle. According to Kirk Bray, president of the USTRC, this action sets the tone of a double standard for Mexican cattle imports. The entry requirements should be the same for both the feeder cattle and horned cattle. If several thousand head of feeder cattle are allowed to cross the border after being tested by accredited veterinariansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; then so too should a few hundred head of horned cattle. He does agree that there is a difference between the types of cattle once they are in the United States, as horned cattle tend to travel more due to the nature of their use. That said, the horned cattle have been subject to more testing once here and those regulations are willingly complied with. Through the years, there have been many cases of TB in Mexican origin cattle, but only one of those cases has involved a Corriente. In fact, this year alone

there have been fifteen infected herds of beef cattle in the state of Chihuahuaâ&#x20AC;Śtheir limit is ten according to USDA standards. In addition, at least four traces of TB have been found this year in Chihuahua origin cattle slaughtered in U.S. packing plants. However, according to the USDA the cause for the recent border shut down stems from a single case of TB found in a herd of horned cattle in Arizona. The steer was found during a routine state regulation TB test prior to being shipped to Montana. It has since been destroyed and the other 300 head it was comingled with have all been slaughtered. None of the other steers were found to be infected with TB. The USTRC, as well as the PRCA and other major rodeo and team roping associations are working together to offer a plan for the re-opening of the Mexico border for horned cattle. Leading the cause for the horned cattle industry is Matt Sanchez who is a major supplier of Mexican rodeo/roping cattle in the U.S. According to Sanchez, he is confident that a plan will come together that will work for everyone, including SAGARA, the USDA and those who use the recreation cattle here in the states. In the meantime, domestic supplies of horned cattle may be used to fill the void while the USDA/APHIS declares a position to allow for future imports of Mexican horned cattle. n

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HORSE HEALTH

10 Tips for Choosing the Best Hay for Your Horse

Courtesy of American Association of Equine Practitioners

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igh-quality hay can be an important source of essential nutrients in your horse’s diet. A horse’s protein and energy requirements depend on age, stage of development, metabolism and workload. A mature horse will eat 2 to 2.5% of its body weight a day, and for optimum health, nutritionists recommend that at least half of this should be roughage such as hay. For a 1,000-pound

horse that means at least 10 pounds of roughage each day. Hay generally falls into one of two categories – grasses or legumes. Legume hay is higher in protein, energy, calcium and vitamin A than grass hays. While hay alone may not meet the total dietary requirements of young, growing horses or those used for high levels of performance, high-quality hay may supply ample nutrition for less active adult horses. Once you’ve determined the best category of hay for your horse, most people select hay based on how it looks, smells and feels. Use the following tips from the American Association of Equine Practitioners to select the best hay for your horse:

1. It’s what’s inside that counts. Ask that one or several bales are opened so you can evaluate the hay inside the bales. Do not worry about slight discoloration on the outside, especially in stacked hay. 2. Choose hay that is as fine stemmed, green and leafy as possible, and is soft to the touch. 3. Avoid hay that is overcured, excessively sun-bleached, or smells moldy, musty, dusty or fermented.

4. Select hay that has been harvested when the plants are in early bloom for legume hay or before seed heads have formed in grasses. Examine the leaves, stems and flowers or seed pods to determine the level of maturity. 5. Avoid hay that contains significant amounts of weeds, dirt, trash or debris. 6. Examine hay for signs of insect infestation or disease. Be especially careful to check for blister beetles in alfalfa. Ask the grower about any potential problems in the region. 7. Reject bales that seem excessively heavy for their size or feel warm to the touch, as they could contain excess moisture that could cause mold, or worse, spontaneous combustion. 8. When possible, purchase and feed hay within a year of harvest to preserve its nutritional value. 9. Store hay in a dry, sheltered area out of the rain, snow and sun, or cover the stack to protect it from the elements. 10. When buying in quantity, have the hay analyzed by a certified forage laboratory to determine its actual nutrient content.

Remember that horses at different ages and stages of growth, development and activity have different dietary requirements. Consult your veterinarian or a qualified equine nutritionist when formulating your horse’s ration. He or she can help you put together a balanced diet that is safe, nutritious and cost-effective. For more information about choosing hay, ask your equine veterinarian for the “Hay Quality and Horse Nutrition” brochure provided by the AAEP in partnership with Educational Partners Bayer HealthCare Animal Health and Purina Mills. More information about nutrition also can be found online at the AAEP’s horse health web site, www.aaep.org/horseowner. 28 / AUGUST 2011

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Trailering Basic Things You Need to Know By Heather Smith Thomas

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hen pulling a loaded trailer, always consider how the things you do will affect your passengers. The horses must be able to keep their balance and peace of mind. They will always haul better if you make the trip as smooth as possible without lurching starts, sudden stops, or fast corners that might make them scramble to keep their balance. Start as slowly and smoothly as possible, and build up speed gradually. Don’t exceed the speed limit. Then if you need to slow down or stop for some reason, you can do it in a reasonable manner (gradually) without jostling the horses or throwing them forward with a too-quick slowdown or stop. On rough roads (back roads, gravel roads that may have potholes or “washboard” bumps) slow down considerably, driving slower than normal. The horses will be subjected to a very rough ride if you take a bumpy road too fast. Slow down before turns so you can take the actual turn slowly enough that horses can keep their balance—so your drop in speed is not abrupt, or they will be thrown forward. Take sharp corners

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very slowly (right angle turns should be taken at about 5 to 10 miles per hour— more slowly with inexperienced horses.) Be sure the trailer itself is completely around the corner before you begin to accelerate. All too often a driver begins to accelerate after the pulling vehicle has made the turn, not remembering that the trailer is still making the corner. Always slow down for curves. A horse must be able to balance and brace himself on corners and curves, and it’s easier for him if there is less centrifugal force throwing him to the outside of the corner. Several studies have shown horses prefer to ride backward, because it is easier for them to balance. If you load them in a stock trailer and tie them all on one side, without partitions, they assume a slant. If they can’t position themselves standing backward, they will turn at about a 45degree angle with their heads toward the rear. They are front heavy, using head and neck for balance. If you load them in a truck or trailer without tying them, they often turn to face backward. The predominant and most abrupt change in speed when you travel down the highway is slowing down, rather than fast starts; horses quickly learn it is easier to keep their balance to compensate and not fall forward (using head and neck to shift their weight) when facing backward. Riding backward

is usually impossible in a 2-horse trailer (it would put too much weight on the back end of the trailer), but works well in a stock trailer. Many large horse trailers have the horses positioned diagonally, with dividers to keep them in their slot. This seems to work well for the horses and for weight distribution in the trailer. In a large stock trailer, horsemen often tie horses to the side, so they are riding crosswise or diagonally. Load the heaviest horses in the front, to put more weight on the pulling vehicle rather than on the back end of the trailer.

Trial Run If you’ve never driven a truck/trailer combination, do several practice sessions (especially with a big stock trailer or 4horse trailer) without the horses. Then it won’t matter if you make a few mistakes or have a jerky start, or take a corner too fast. Make right angle turns and find out how much your particular trailer cuts into the corners, so you’ll know how much to swing out and allow for the turn when navigating an intersection. Practice parking and backing. If you don’t have horses in the trailer, you won’t be under as much stress (worrying about how your mistakes might affect them). Pulling the trailer a few times can build your confidence and also show you areas you need to improve before you haul horses. Use a big level field or an empty parking lot for practice sessions, where you have plenty of room and safety. Set out cones or other visible obstacles and practice driving around them without hitting them, backing between them,

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making corners while backing, pulling into a tight “parking space” etc. As you practice parking in the open area, you will learn how much space you need before you try it at a fairgrounds (backing between two other trailers) or along a street or in a crowded parking lot. You need to know how many parking spaces it will take. With a bumper pull you can’t make turns as sharply as you can with a gooseneck while backing up; you can safely jackknife a gooseneck but cannot do that with a bumper hitch. Whatever type of hitch you have, practice backing through a series of cones until you learn how to turn the truck properly to achieve the appropriate movement of the trailer. After you feel comfortable driving the rig in a practice area, drive on the highway (with trailer empty), and in your town. Take the trailer a few times before you put your horses in it. Take it downtown in the early mornings when parking lots are relatively empty. Take someone with you who’s experienced pulling a trailer, to give tips and advice or help get you out of a jam. The first times you drive in traffic it helps to have a passenger-navigator— another set of eyes to help you know if vehicles are coming up alongside or how close you are to an obstacle when turning or parking. A navigator on your first trips with horses is also helpful; then you won’t be trying to read a map or a ign while attempting to get through traffic and intersections. Become proficient at parking and maneuvering through traffic before you worry about horses. You’ll find out how tight a corner you can or cannot take, and how much room you need for various maneuvers. Every vehicle and trailer combo is a little different; whether you have an extended cab or a short one makes your base and angles different, for instance. Each rig pulls differently; you

must learn the finetuning on your own outfit. The first time you pull the trailer loaded, use horses that are already experienced travelers. On a practice run you won’t have to worry about the horses as well as your driving. An old campaigner knows how to stand up in a trailer even if you take a turn a little too sharp or have an awkward start or stop.

Driving In Traffic Always allow plenty of space between yourself and the vehicle in front. If pulling a heavy load, stay well back—so that if you have to stop you can do it gradually instead of suddenly. In town, a safe bet is to allow at least a 4-car space between you and the next vehicle (especially when approaching an intersection). Then if the outfit in front of you slams on the brakes, you’ll have time to stop without throwing the horses against the trailer or having one fall down. As your speed increases, your spacing also needs to increase. Determine the stopping distance of your own loaded vehicle, because each rig will be a little different (depending on weight, speed, condition of your brakes, etc.) and there is no magic formula. Do this out on a road with little traffic. Drive your vehicle at various speeds, with the horses, and practice a controlled stop without upsetting the horses, and determine the distance it took and mark it. Pick a spot on the road as a starting point and then go back to it to see how far you went. As a ball-park example, a 20-foot trailer with 5 horses, being pulled by a Dodge diesel pickup and traveling 65 mph, takes between 1/4 and 1/3 of a mile to come to a complete stop without tipping horses over. Out on the freeway, make sure there is at least 100 yards between you and the vehicle in front. This gives you time to either change lanes or stop if that vehicle slows or stops. When traveling on the freeway with several lanes of traffic, travel with the lane going closest to your speed, so you won’t have to change lanes often or cause people

to have to pass you. If you’ll be turning off, get into the turning lane well in advance so you won’t have a problem finding room at the last minute. Check your mirrors often when moving in multi-lane traffic, because you now have more blind spots, with traffic on both sides of you.Be careful when changing lanes or passing another vehicle, plan ahead, and remember your blind spots. Don’t just look in your mirrors once and go; check several times to make sure another vehicle has not come up behind or beside you in a blind spot. Always use your turn signal well in advance of where you’ll turn, to give people adequate warning. Tap your brakes gently a couple times, to give the following vehicle notice that you are about to do something, and to give the horses a little notice. If they’ve been napping, this will wake them up and help them be more prepared to brace themselves or balance properly if you’ll be stopping or making a turn. This is especially important if it’s been a long, straight haul and the horses might be dozing. On a mountainous 2-lane road you may be going slower than the regular traffic. Be aware of cars behind you, and let them pass wherever you can. If you have to pass a vehicle, make sure you have plenty of room to get around it. Make certain you are clear of the vehicle before you swing back into your own lane. It can be difficult to tell; a lot of the new trucks have mirrors that make objects look farther away than they really are.Whenever you make a turn, steer wide. Keep in mind that the trailer will cut the corner on the inside and will make a sharper turn than your pickup. If you don’t swing wide to allow enough room it may hit something (like a stop sign or a parked vehicle) or run over the curb on a street. If you’ll be making a turn at an intersection, and make a 90-degree turn to the right, do not swing out into the left lane to give yourself room to make the turn, even though this might be your first thought. You always have a blind spot between your mirror and the back of your trailer somewhere, and a car might be trying to pass you as you swing out. It is illegal to swing into that left lane to make a turn. The correct way to make the turn is to stay in your own lane until you are making the corner, swinging out into the SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 33

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Coping With Trailer Sway Most trailers have stabilizers and you rarely have a serious problem even if the horses are moving around. But if your load does shift suddenly, you may experience difficulty in controlling the rig. If the trailer exerts too much rocking side pull on your vehicle, you are at risk for loss of control or a rollover. Don’t hit the brakes. Take your foot off the gas and try to keep your truck straight as you coast to a slower speed. Do NOT try to correct. The trailer is swaying back and forth but if you get too much sway in the pulling vehicle to try to compensate for the trailer movement, you will overcorrect and the rig may jackknife or fishtail, possibly pulling you off the road. If you hit the brakes with the trailer fishtailed sideways, you’ll make the problem worse. Try to coast to a lower speed without using the brakes.

Points To Keep In Mind • Trailers are usually a little wider than trucks • You won’t be able to see out a rear-view mirror • You’ll have some blind spots even when using good side mirrors • When turning, the trailer will always cut a turn tighter than the truck, and a gooseneck will cut a corner more than a bumper pull • When backing, a bumper pull can’t turn as sharply as a gooseneck 34 / AUGUST 2011

oncoming traffic lane on the other road (the road you are turning onto after the intersection). Those oncoming drivers can see you making the turn and will be able to slow down and allow you to swing and get back into your own lane. This is the only legal way for a big truck/trailer combo to make a turn at an intersection.By contrast, if you change lanes to the left (before you pull through the intersection) to initiate a right hand turn, there is the possibility that a little car might be directly behind you in your blind spot, and it might pull up alongside you on the right. An impatient driver trying to pass you on the right (as you are swinging to the left) could get run over when you make your turn. You’ll encounter tricky situations when pulling a trailer in traffic. Keep a cool head. Even if another driver becomes impatient or upset at you, he can wait for you to get out of the way or out of a bad situation. Safety is your prime concern.

Backing A Trailer Practice with an empty trailer. Backing up always takes more room than pulling forward, so practice in an open area. The basic principles of backing a trailer are the same, whether it’s a bumper pull or a gooseneck, except that the gooseneck trailer will make tighter corners without getting into trouble. With a bumper pull you have to be more careful not to bind the bumper against the tongue. If you are backing and turning, you initiate the turn of the trailer by turning the pickup in the opposite direction you want the trailer to go. That pushes the tongue away from the direction you want the tail end to go, which makes it begin to turn. As it begins to come around, straighten your pickup tires (turn the wheel back a little toward center) and follow the trailer around as it makes its turn, turning your pickup tires the same way the trailer is going. Get the trailer aimed the desired direction and then follow it, trying to have your pickup tires go in approximately the same tracks, following that curve at the rate of turn

you want—until you have to make an adjustment. Don’t straighten the pickup completely (passing the point of where you are following the trailer) or you’d accelerate the trailer’s turn, since this will be pushing the tongue away from where you want to go. Follow the trailer, making small adjustments as needed (not large ones, especially with a gooseneck) as you go. The trailer will react rapidly if you give too much correction, so you need to learn how to follow the trailer as it makes its turn, making only tiny adjustments. If you need to correct, you can make those adjustments as you go, if you have a lot of room. If space is tight, however (like trying to back through a gate or into a tight parking slot), you’ll have to pull forward again and start over if the trailer gets too crooked. As you pull forward, turn the nose of the pickup in the opposite direction from which you started, to straighten it out. Watch the trailer in your mirrors. When it is straight with the slot again, try again. If you are backing into a gateway that’s a right angle to the direction your vehicle is sitting, it is helpful to pull away from the opening, to where you can always see the gateway as you back up. Don’t turn to the offside from the hole, or none of your mirrors will show you where the boundaries are. Your goal is to approach the opening, swinging your vehicle around to where you can always see it as you approach, either out of your driver’s side window or driver’s side mirrors. If possible, never rely only on your passenger-side mirror. If you ever get into a position where you can’t see, you are better off to stop and pull forward a few feet (it doesn’t take much) to straighten out to where you can maintain a good view of the obstacle. If you have a 4-wheel-drive pickup with high and low range, put it into 4-wheel low when backing around a corner, because you can control it better, and slower. Even people who do this all the time usually shift down to maintain perfect control and precision on those turns while backing up. You are more likely to hit the slot the first time, if you are going slow enough that you can react and make the small corrections as needed. Think ahead about how you are going to turn, and keep the object you are backing to or through in your driver’s side mirror at all times.

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odayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy is no doubt hitting the pocketbooks of many team ropers. Those who enjoy the sport know that the cost of fuel, cattle, horses and equipment has, like most everything else in the country, risen over the last few years. The economic framework of the country has been teetering for several years thus plunging markets into tailspins. The results have been clear and many Americans, including ropers are

feeling the pinch in their bank accounts. The economic hit is more noticeable on large purchase items. In the roping community, people are not buying as many new trucks and trailers as they did in years past. Instead they are spending money on repairs and maintenance on their vehicles and trailers, keeping them longer before they trade them in to upgrade to newer models. This cost saving allows a roper to travel to more events without the overhead of higher payments for newer vehicles and trailers. With this in mind, it is recommended that ropers take their vehicles to certified mechanics and their horse trailers to reputable repair shops for regular maintenance and repairs. However, there are a lot of things ropers can do themselves in the backyard or shop that can edge out high price repairs and maintenance costs. Here is a checklist of things to consider doing yourself.

FLOOR AND BODY For wood floor trailers, it is recommended to regularly check for soft spots, rotting and splintering in the wood. This includes the ramp if you have one. Replace damaged floor boards and treat the floor with a preservative. If you are using mats, ensure they fit snugly and replace if they have holes in them or are beginning to shred or split. For aluminum floors, check for cracks in the floor, as well as in the welds where they are fitted together with the sidewall of the trailer. Looking around the inside of both metal and aluminum trailers, check for cracks in the welds. A qualified welder can usually repair the cracks and broken welds, if any. For metal trailers, look for rusted areas both inside and outside. Use a metal brush to clean the area, removing heavy rust and loose paint if needed before you touch it up with a good spray paint or primer paint. For heavily rusted areas, be sure to use a rust cleaner before painting the area and if the rust has eaten through or weakened any areas, have a welder or metal fabricator replace or repair the areas. For trailers with fiberglass roofs, check for damage and replace or repair. A local body shop is your best bet for these concerns. Be sure to oil all hinges, dividers, doors, locks, and windows. Over time and in adverse weather conditions, these areas of your trailer can become stiff and a good oiling

can loosen them up and keep them operational. Finally, check all gaskets and moulding around doors and windows. A good fit and tight seal is needed to ensure your horses comfort while traveling and to keep your trailer in good condition.

TIRES AND WHEELS Poor tires can lead to long, side-of-theroad delays to and from events. Be sure all tires are in good condition. Look for bulges, slices, bare spots, worn tread and cracks in all of your trailer tires, including your spare. Keeping good rubber on the road can make your travels a lot safer for you and your horses. When replacing tires, be sure they are the right size and are regulated correctly for the trailer load. Replace all of the tires at once if you are able to do so and be sure to keep them at the proper inflation. It is a good idea to rotate the tires on your trailer. When doing so, it is recommended to have them balanced at that time as well. Digging a little deeper, regular maintenance includes cleaning and repacking wheel bearings and replacing seals. In some cases, wheel bearings should be replaced. Check by lifting the

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trailer with proper jacks so the tires on one side of the trailer are off the ground. Grab the top and bottom of the tires and push and pull in opposite directions. There should not be any movement. If there is, you should replace the wheel bearings. On a regular basis, check to make sure all of the wheel lugs are tight and insure they all still there as well.

BRAKES Inspect and service the brake drums and brake pads. A qualified repair shop is your best bet, but if you are mechanically inclined, you can do this yourself. Make sure the trailer brakes are working properly and replace anything that is worn. Be sure to check fluid levels and lines to hydraulic brakes and electrical lines to electric brakes. After checking the brake system, do a loaded and unloaded drive test to check for even stopping. One thing that is often overlooked on the brake system is the emergency trailer brake battery. You can do this yourself with a volt-meter or have it done by a qualified technician.

broken connection or if the problem lies in the trailer plug. Wiring problems can become such a daunting task that a technician may be your best bet to repair or completely replace the wiring harness in your trailer.

SUSPENSION Although the suspension is often overlooked during a routine inspection, it is a good idea to check at least a few of the suspension components. You should routinely grease the springs and shackles of the trailer, check shock absorbers and bushings for repair or replacing and tighten up the axle bolts. A good suspension can aid your horses comfort while traveling to events and allow them to be in better condition when you reach the event.

WIRING AND LIGHTS Wiring harnesses on older trailers tend to crack, break and become disconnected throughout the years and replacing them or repairing them can seem overwhelming. Begin by seeing if all the lights work. If any are not working, start by replacing bulbs or lights. Be sure to see if the wiring is intact, clean and the light is secured to the trailer. A bad ground is often a culprit in nonworking trailer lights. If they still do not work, you probably have a wiring problem. Trace the wire from the non-functional light back to the trailer light connector to see if there is a broken wire, loose or

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HITCH Heading to the front of the trailer, your hitch is the one thing that you are probably most familiar with. However, be sure to implement some maintenance to ensure that everything keeps working properly. It is a good idea to clean and oil the jack stand regularly. This will keep it in

good working order. You should also grease the ball on both bumper-pull and gooseneck hitches, as well as the coupler on the trailer itself occasionally. Finally, if you are hitching up a new trailer or using a new truck for the first time, check the levelness of the hitched trailer. Keep the trailer a little higher in the front when hitched without load to keep it level once horses are loaded.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT Check the safety chains. Be sure they are not broken or in need of replacing. Keep your first aid kit complete. Keep one for your horses as well as one for yourself or your traveling companions. Also be sure you have a trailer safety kit included. This should have safety reflectors for roadside emergencies, a complete toolkit that includes a tire lug wrench and a jack that will lift your trailer. Extra light bulbs, fuses and extra wire for emergency repairs are also recommended. It is a good idea to keep an extra halter or two and lead ropes inside your tack compartment just in case. One last tip is to check the registration of your trailer to be sure it is up to date and make sure the license plate is still connected securely to the trailer. Also be sure you have hauling papers and legal documents on your horses before you haul. Being prepared and keeping your trailer maintained prior to hitting the road to your next roping will pay off in the long run. Your trailer will last longer, and you can have peace of mind that you and your horses are safe going to and from your next event.

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Today’s Hot New Trailers Team roping is about two people, one steer and the fastest time possible. However, so much more goes into being a team roper— having good equipment, a well trained horse and of course the ability to travel to and from events comfortably for you and your horse. Team roping has played a huge role for today’s trailer manufacturing companies who continually aim to impress customers with trailers that are practically homes on wheels. Not only are there features available to keep the trailer a peaceful place for your horses during travel, but the added concern for the living areas to be comfortable has become the point of sale for many. These complete home-away-from-homes continue to improve each new year with manufacturers adding details to make your weekend team roping adventures pleasant and comfortable. Here you can see several of today’s top horse trailer manufacturers who have added to their lines of trailers. From comfort issues, to styles changes and of course new safety ideas and designs are what make these manufactures leaders in the industry.

Bloomer If you can dream it, we can build it! Randy Bloomer tells us that they are committed to building the highest quality trailer available on the market. But before you ask him to match a competitor’s price, he’ll ask them to match his quality. Having been on the dealer side of the business for many years Randy has a first-hand understanding of what a dealer needs from the manufacturer they represent. So you can count on nothing less than complete factory support from the marketing all the way through the final sale when you carry the Bloomer line. Bloomer Trailers has raised the bar in the horse trailer industry. They offer the highest quality standards of any trailer manufacturer and back this up with a 10-year structural warranty. The new Evolution Series is the industry leader for standard and optional features. Take a moment to check out what the Evolution has to offer. For more information on becoming a Bloomer dealer you can contact them directly at 800-390-6377 or visit them online at www.bloomertrailers.com

4-Star 4-Star Trailers, Inc. has been in the business of building custom trailers since 1984. Over the last 27 years we have learned a lot about horses and livestock, their transportation, and the people that transport them. When it comes to hauling horses or any type of livestock, there is no such thing as ‘One Size Fits All.’ For instance, there are many idiosyncrasies that can be found within a single breed of horse. Add to this diversity the differences in size and temperaments among the various breeds and one begins to realize that many factors influence the design of horse trailers. That is why 4-Star has designed and developed over 25 ‘Horse’ Standard Base Models and over one hundred available standard

Platinum Manufacturing We are happy to announce our Tenth Year Anniversary! A big heartfelt thank you to our customers—without you and your support we couldn’t build and create our horse, stock, and cargo trailers. We take pride in being part of your lifestyle. Thank you to our dealers for carrying our product and representing our company to the fullest! We look forward to the next ten years and pledge to keep our quality high and our personal service unmatched! The Platinum Team 888-333-7215 www.Platinumcoach.net

floor plans. Because our base models and floor plans are the result of the evolving process of incorporating the suggestions of our dealers and customers into their design, many customers find that we offer a base model that works for them ‘As Is.’ For those with uncommon or unique requirements, we have a list of over 450 options from which to choose to satisfy individual preferences. And, unlike many manufacturers’ base trailer models, ours are not fixed. We allow our customers to add to or subtract from the height, width, and length of our standards. In fact, nearly every aspect of the trailer may be changed to suit a given customer’s unique requirements. 4-Star Trailers has 25 Authorized Dealers covering the United States, Canada and Germany. Visit www.4startrailers.com to find a dealer near you; 800-848-3095. Follow us on Facebook as well. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 37

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Charmac Trailers Charmac Trailers, established in 1977 and located in Twin Falls, Idaho, is the top manufacturer of quality horse and stock trailers. We offer a wide variety of trailers from a two-horse bumper pull to an eight-horse gooseneck, all available in either a steel or aluminum frame with aluminum exteriors in a large selection of color combinations. Standard features include an aluminum slam-latch divider, swing out saddle racks and L.E.D. lighting. The horse compartment is rubber lined. Other standard features included are a one piece aluminum roof and choice of wood, aluminum or rubber flooring. Charmac uses only the best components to provide an affordable, quality trailer— an investment that will withstand all the rigors that you and your horses and stock can put it through. For more information or to find a Charmac dealer near you, please call 1-800-544-7904 or visit us at www.charmactrailers.com.

Titan Trailer Manufacturing Durable, Affordable Horse Trailers Titan Trailer Manufacturing, Inc., located in Waterville, Kansas, started in 1986, and shortly after that they manufactured their first horse trailer. Since then, they have been producing an affordable long-lasting trailer using rust preventative galvannealed sheet steel and Dexter Torsion EZ Lube axles. Titan sprays electronically portioned DuPont primer and DuPont Imron 2000 polyurethane paint in downdraft paint booths. It is then cured in an infrared bake oven ensuring a durable glossy finish that will last the life of your trailer and maintain the value. Titan offers an unsurpassed five-year warranty on both structure and paint. With a Titan Trailer you get the life of an aluminum trailer, but the strength and value of a steel trailer. Today, Titan continues to expand its line of trailers to include various types of bumper pulls, goosenecks, aluminum skinned, and living quarter trailers. Further expanding its line of horse trailers in April 2009, Titan acquired Logan Coach in Logan, Utah. With over 140 dealers located in the United States, Canada, and Australia, Titan is able to provide its customers the best quality, service and value for their dollar. Whether you’re looking for a 2-horse bumper pull, 10-horse gooseneck, or a living quarter trailer, they have the trailer for you. To learn more about Titan Trailer, contact the dealer in your area or visit their website at www.titantrailer.com. • 23 years of Trailer Building Experience • Unsurpassed 5 year Structure and Paint Warranty • Rust Preventative Galvannealed Sheet Steel • Dexter Torsion EZ Lube Axles • DuPont Polyurethane Paint and Primer • Global Dealer Network consisting of over 140 Dealers to better serve you • Exceptional Quality and Value 38 / AUGUST 2011

Trails West

Today’s horse trailer shoppers are very value-minded and like convenient user-friendly features. The 2012 Trails West standard features address the discriminating horse trailer shopper’s needs. Some of these features include LED lights on all models, one extra foot to the last stall of the Sierra, Classic and Santa Fe models, and 10 ply radial tires standard on units that are equipped with 5200# and 6000# axles. Popular convenient and userfriendly features that made us famous are slam latch divider system, swing-out saddle and blanket racks that do not require any pins, custom drop down feed doors, water tanks, load lights and door-mounted tack organizers. Additionally, the price of the popular gooseneck option the “Comfort Package” is a great buy. The comfort package includes a lined and insulated dressing room with a padded, carpeted floor and GN deck that is finished at our living quarter facility. The comfort package also has a boot box, vanity cabinet, cup holders, clothes rod, magazine rack, several coat hooks and two hat racks. Please visit our website at www.trailswesttrailers.com or call us at 208/852-2200 for more information.

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ll heads turned and the room came to a hushed standstill when big Jim Kincaid** walked through the swinging saloon doors. He smelled of buffalo guts and animal trappings. He sauntered up to the bar and laid a twelve inch long Bowie knife on the counter. The bar keeper looked at him and struggled with serving him but was afraid not to. Kincaid drank long and hard twice from the tumbler then turned to the crowd staring at him. “Enid, you call this settlement?” He asked. “I missed the land run. This settlement wasn’t here before. Any more land available?” No one spoke. Kincaid turned and gulped another slug of the hard liquor. “Enid,” he muttered. “What’s to become of the buffalo, the Cherokee and the fur trappers?” With those mutterings under his breath he walked out the swinging doors. In mere minutes the small saloon returned to normal and Jim Kincaid walked into history. Today, Enid continues to be the economic, social, medical, political, and educational hub of Northwest Oklahoma. Not only is it the largest retail trade center in the area, serving a customer base of more than 200,000 people throughout Northwest Oklahoma and Southwest Kansas, but its diversified economy continues to provide jobs for the people of the area, and opportunity for future growth. The weekend of August 26 Enid will welcome USTRC team ropers to the Chisholm Trail Classic and it will be a weekend of memories, fun, and impressive team roping. Good cattle, good fellowship coupled with some great USTRC team roping makes for a collage of weekend entertainment. From the standpoint of history, Enid has much to offer both the traveler and the resident. The Cherokee Strip Museum 40 / AUGUST 2011

offers unique insight into the history of the area; the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma is a must-see for railroad buffs and historians; George’s Auto Museum features outstandingly refurbished relics of motor history; Midgley Museum offers both unique architecture and a collection of interesting artifacts, and Bartunek’s Winery offers wines from grapes grown in Oklahoma, as well as a gift shop of other “Made in Oklahoma” items. The recently restored Government Springs Park features a heritage village, and is adjacent to the Cherokee Strip Museum. Leonardo’s

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Discovery Warehouse has exhibits in the arts and sciences, with hands-on programs for both children and adults. With lots of diversification everyone can find something to see and something to do. The Enid area is also flush with recreational opportunities including Meadowlake Park, where you can take a ride on the train, play tennis, picnic, or relax by the lake. Adjacent to the park is Meadowlake Golf Course, an 18-hole course that features broad fairways and challenging greens. The University Lake Golf Course is another challenging nine-hole course, and Oakwood Country Club features a championship-style 18-hole course. For exercise and fitness, the YMCA is a beehive of activity, featuring the latest exercise equipment and classes, youth programs and much more. Enid also has an excellent YWCA with outstanding womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and youth programs. Sun-N-Fun Water Park offers an alternative to other fine municipal swimming facilities in the area. Food and entertainment come in wide varieties and has something to please even the most difficult palettes. Enid spelled backwards is dine! Among 100-plus restaurants are over 40 that are locally-owned and operated. From an elegant night on the town to a relaxing meal with the family, an Enid restaurant will fill your needs and your stomach! Be prepared for some good food when the roping winds down. As the month of August comes to a close be sure and plan to end up the month with the Chisholm Trail Classic. Plan to make the haul to the roping and to visit Enid. It will be a weekend you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss. ** Name for story purpose only

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Pine Country Classic September 2-5, 2011 Flagstaff, Arizona Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds www.flagstaffarizona.org USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Amerisuites 928-774-8042 Hotel K Cottage Place www.cottageplace.com Restaurant K Mountain Oasis www.themenuplease.com Restaurant K Beaver Street Brewery www.beaverstreetbrewery.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outback.com Restaurant K Black Barts Steak House Saloon www.blackbartssteakhouse.com Restaurant K Flagstaff Ranch Club www.flagstaffranch.com Golf K Aspen Valley Club www.aspenvalleygolf.com Golf K Little America Hotel www.littleamerica.com Golf K Lowell Observatory www.lowell.edu Entertainment K Museum of Northern Arizona www.musnaz.org Entertainment K American Dream Tours, Inc. www.americandreamtours.com Entertainment K Absolute Bikes www.absolutebikes.net Entertainment K Theatrikos Theatre Co. www.theatrikos.com Entertainment

High Plains Regional Finals September 3-5, 2011 Loveland, Colorado Remember this is a USTRC Regional Finals Event. You do not have to be qualified to enter the High Plains Regional Preliminaries The Ranch USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Americ Inn 970-226-1232 Hotel K Hampton Inn Loveland www.hamptoninn.com Hotel K Holiday Inn Express 970-663-0057 Hotel K El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant www.elpueblitomexicanrestaurant.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outback.com Restaurant K Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon www.lonestarsteakhouse.com Restaurant K The Olde Course www.oldecourse.com Golf 42 / AUGUST 2011

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K Loveland Museum/Gallery www.cityofloveland.org Entertainment K Colorado Computer Museum www.trailingedge.org Entertainment K Discovery Center Science Museum www.dcsm.org Entertainment

Southeast Regional Finals September 2-5, 2011 Tunica, Mississippi Remember this is a USTRC Regional Finals Event. You do not have to be qualified to enter the Southeast Regional Preliminaries Tunica Expo Center www.tunicaarenaexpo.com www.tunicatravel.com USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino www.samstowntunica.com Hotel K Blue & White Restaurant 662-363-1371 Restaurant K Cafe Marie www.thecafemarie.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outback.com Restaurant K Tunica National and Tennis 662-357-0777 Golf K River Bend Links 662-363-1005 Golf K Bally’s Tunica 662-357-1500 Entertainment K Circus Circus Casino Tunica 662-357-1111 Entertainment K Tunica Main Street www.tunicamainstreet.com Entertainment K Tunica Museums www.tunicamuseum.com Entertainment K Gold Strike Casino 888-245-7829 Entertainment

West Coast Regional Finals Sept 9-11, 2011 Paso Robles, California Remember this is a USTRC Regional Finals Event. You do not have to be qualified to enter the West Coast Regional Preliminaries California Mid-State Fairgrounds www.prcity.com USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Best Western-Black Oak Motor www.bestwesterncalifornia.com Hotel K Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites www.hixpaso.com Hotel K Adelaide Inn www.adelaideinn.com Hotel K Big Bubba’s Bad BBQ www.bigbubbasbadbbq.com Restaurant

K McPhee’s Grill www.mcphees.com Restaurant K McClintocks Saloon & Dining House www.mclintocks.com Restaurant K Paso Robles Club pasoroblesgolfclub.com Golf K Crooked Kilt www.thecrookedkilt.com Entertainment K Pine Street Saloon www.pinestreetsaloon.com Entertainment K The Ranch www.liveattheranch.com Entertainment K Paso Robles Childrens Museum www.pasokids.org Entertainment K Pioneer Museum www.pasoroblespioneermuseum.org Entertainment K Hearst Castle Historical Monument www.hearstcastle.org Entertainment K Lake Nacimiento Resort www.nacimientoresort.com Entertainment

Southern Colorado Championships September 16-18. 2011 Colorado State Fairgrounds

Pueblo, Colorado

www.pueblo.us Jeff Smith 620-921-5903 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Hampton Inn and Suites at Southgate 719-566-1726 Hotel K Microtel Inn 719-242-2020 Hotel K La Renaissance www.larenaissancerestaurant.com Restaurant K DJ’s Steak House www.djssteakhouse.net Restaurant K Tony’s Chop House 719-744-0328 Restaurant K Red Lobster www.redlobster.com Restaurant K Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill www.applebees.com Restaurant K Chili’s Grill & Bar www.chilis.com Restaurant K Walkingstick Course www.golfinpueblo.com Golf K Desert Hawk Course at Pueblo West www.golfinpueblo.com Golf K Fun Putter Park 719-566-0474 Entertainment K Sangre De Cristo Arts www.sdc-arts.org Entertainment K El Pueblo History Museum www.coloradohistory.org Entertainment K The Downtown Bar www.thedowntownbar.com Entertainment

Texas Plains Classic September 23-25, 2011 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Expo Center www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com www.abilenetx.com USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Whitten Inn 800-880-7666 Hotel

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K Joe Allen’s Pit Bar-B-Que www.joeallens.com Restaurant K Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy www.abuelos.com Restaurant K Texas Roadhouse Abilene www.texasroadhouse.com Restaurant K Lytle Land & Cattle Co. www.lytlelandandcattle.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outback.com Restaurant K Diamondback Club www.diamondbackgolfclub.biz Golf K Abilene Country Club www.abilenecountryclub.com Golf K Zoo of Abilene www.frontiertexas.com Entertainment K National Center For Children’s Illustrated Literature www.nccil.org Entertainment K Paramount Theatre www.paramount-abilene.org Entertainment K Town & Country Drive-In www.towncountrydrivein.com Entertainment K Midnight Rodeo www.midnightrodeo3.com Entertainment

Will Rogers Championships September 30-October 2, 2011 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Expo Square Mustang Arena Rope the Ozarks 417-547-3406 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Best Western Tulsa Inn & Suites 918-858-2100 Hotel

Equine & Farm/Ranch Owner Specialists!

K Holiday Inn Express Tulsa (Central) • Mortality, Theft & Colic Surgery 918-6654242 Hotel K Quality Suites Tulsa Expense Included 918-858-9625 Hotel • Horse Owner K Olive Garden Liability Restaurant www.olivegarden.com Rural Home & • K Outback Steakhouse Ranch Owners Insurance Restaurant www.outbacksteakhouse.com K Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse • Horse Event Liability www.flemingssteakhouse.com Restaurant • Immediate Binders K Mahogany Prime Steak House www.mahoganyprime.com Restaurant Special Rates K Lone Star Steakhouse for USTRC Members www.lonestarsteakhouse.com Restaurant K White River Fish Market & Seafood Restaurant www.whiteriverfishmarket.com Restaurant K Page Belcher Course www.tulsagolf.org Golf K La Fortune Park Course www.lafortunegolfclub.com Golf LIVESTOCK INS. K Philbrook Museum of Art SERVICES, INC . www.philbrook.org Entertainment P.O. Box 1292 Terrell, TX 75160 K Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame www.okjazz.org Entertainment Contact: K Tulsa Air & SpaceCR Museum VSA & Planetarium IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.com Entertainment K Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum www.tulsazoo.org Entertainment w w w. L C I h o r s e . c o m K Sharky’s Entertainment Emporium LCIhorse@aol.com www.sharkworld.com Entertainment

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as of July 6, 2011

$10,000 Bonus to Year End High Point Header and Heeler; $5,000 Bonus to Runners Up Clay Tryan PHOTO COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jade Corkill

At first glance, it seems the Header category for the Open Tour has come to a stand still, but look closely and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find that while Clay Tryan still has a handy lead in the category, Jerritt Varner is slowly creeping up the list. Jumping from seventh position to fourth, the Red Level, Alabama, roper made good use of ropings in his area, taking fourth in the Average heeling for partner Charlie Day in the #13 Handicap at the Florida Panhandle Classic, June 4, then heading to his home state to compete in the North Alabama Championships and winning third and fourth in the Open Average with partners Zak Robbins and Rodney Melton, respectively.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Clay B. Tryan.............90 Derrick J. Begay........66 Chad W. Masters .......51 Jerritt L. Varner.........50 Charly B. Crawford....41 Luke S. Brown ..........40 Matt Sherwood .........37 Kelsey Parchman.......37 Travis J. Tryan ...........34 Brandon M. Beers .....32 Kaleb E. Driggers......30 Cale D. Markham ......29 Clay O. Smith............27 Gable Hilderbrand.....27 David Key .................27

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Colby L. Lovell ..........26 Trevor Brazile ...........26 Ross W. Lowry ..........25 Colt A. Braden ..........25 Jake Barnes ..............25 Erich J. Rogers..........23 Keven W. Daniel........23 Eric Flurry ................22 Charles R. Pogue ......22 Coleman K. Proctor...22 Jake W. Kropik ..........21 Austin W. Nettleship..20 Cody McMinn............20 David W. Motes.........20 B. J. Campbell ...........20

Given the nature of the sport, when one roper starts to move up in the standings, in all likelihood, so does his or her partner and so is the case with Zak Dobbins of Bay Minette, Alabama. Jade Corkill is hanging on to the lead that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had for seven months and the standings throughout the top 10 remain virtually unchanged, except for one. With some good roping going on in the Southeast, Dobbins moved from the 14th position to the top ten, taking third in the Open Average with a time of 38.12 on four and the fast time with a time of 5.54 with partner Jerritt Varner.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Jade R. Corkill ..........92 Cory Petska ..............81 Patrick A. Smith........65 Travis L. Graves ........56 Kory Koontz..............48 Brad D. Culpepper.....43 Todd Wilson ..............39 Jim R. Cooper ...........37 Nick Rowland ...........37 Zak R. Dobbins .........36 Martin Lucero ...........35 Justin W. Davis..........32 Jhett E. Johnson ........31 Rich Skelton .............29 Mitch T. Murray.........29

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Tom Bourne ..............28 Buddy E. Hawkins II ..27 Jaytin McCright.........27 Chase R. Tryan ..........26 Cesar A. DeLaCruz ....26 Wesley H. Moss.........25 Jett Hillman ..............25 Clint Summers ..........24 Marty Becker ............22 Brady J. Minor ..........22 Cole Bigbee ..............22 J. W. Borrego ............22 Britt W. Bockius........21 Trey Johnson III.........20 Dustin L. Davis..........20

For a complete listing of all qualified Open Tour Ropers, please visit www.ustrc.com For an explanation of points, check the Format section of this magazine. 44 / AUGUST 2011

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After more than six months at the top of the leader board, Jackie Hobbs is now the pursuer, having traded the number one position for third with new leader Rebecca Neuhaus of Huntsville, Texas. Rebecca was already breathing down her neck after a great run in May, but she wrapped up the top spot with nearly $21,000 in earnings after continued success in late June and early July. Making a trip to the Circle T Arena in Hamilton for an affiliate roping June 25, Neuhaus got the mojo working with partners Colbey Payne and Robert Briggs. Working with Payne, she nabbed second in the Average on the head in both the #9 and #10, while sixth in the Average in the #9 with Briggs. Then it was on to the Oklahoma Championships, where she took first in the Average in the #12 Gold Plus with partner Jessica Bowen and first in the All Girl with Amanda Jones.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

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$23,307 21,995 21,559 17,307 16,000 16,000 14,325. 14,020 13,044 12,031 12,009 11,550 10,935 10,798 10,484

Rebecca A. Neuhaus Tish T. Luke Yeehaw Jackie L. Hobbs Barrie L. Smith Tracie Saunders Lori L. Ireland Debbie P. Fabrizio Annette K. Hinkle Jaymee Roach Kelli Corbin Tammy White Jordan Jo Fabrizio Lari Dee Guy Alison E. Grantham Diane Schieltz

Huntsville, TX Junction, FL Stephenville, TX Stephenville, TX Homedale, ID Mountain Home, ID Pueblo, CO Tularosa, NM Banquete, TX Baldwin, FL Los Osos, CA Pueblo, CO Abilene, TX Creston, CA Somis, CA

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

10,456 10,050 9,375 8,820 7,444 7,165 6,700 6,584 6,570 6,452 6,385 5,935 5,750 5,744 5,649

Kelly Coats Amber Pate Tammy L. Lewis Debbie K. Garrison Lorraine Moreno Brittany M. Tirpak Kayelen Helton Shawn Tee Rodenberger Sky S. Parmer Jacque L. Woolman Mary Ann Brown Becky S. Cannizzaro Jessica A. Bowen Jayme R. Marcrum Shelly A. Granzin

Wall, TX Buffalo, TX Queen Creek, AZ Weatherford, TX Mathis, TX Dunnellon, FL Stephenville, TX Vernon, TX Chireno, TX Dayton, TX Keedysville, MD Folsom, LA Cleveland, TX Springtown, TX Bryan, TX

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LONE STAR REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. AUGUST 11-14, WACO, TEXAS. PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com or on pages 61-62 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

471,822

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING!

$1,410,000

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in Flex Earnings Awarded

to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

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DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD DIVISIONS.

12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

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SCHEDULE THURSDAY AUGUST 11, 10 AM

SATURDAY AUGUST 13, 8 AM #11 (with #10 Incentive)

Open (with #15 Incentive)

#11 Shoot-Out

#15 Handicap #15 Shoot-Out

#10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive

FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 8 AM

#10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

#13 Handicap #13 Shoot-Out Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) Century Bonus Available. $10,000 minimum added to GP purse.

AUGUST 11-14 WACO, TEXAS EXTRACO EVENTS CENTER (FORMERLY HEART OF TEXAS)

PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 29, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 8/10/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than August 5, 2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tieouts allowed. $25 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: Sleep Inn 209 Enterprise Blvd Henitt, Texas, 76643 254.420.3200

CHOICE HOTELS: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID# 00214570 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event.

DIRECTIONS Hwy. 6 from the West - Take Bosque Blvd. Ext, turn left on Bosque to Lake Air, Extraco Events Center is on the right. I-35 from the South - Take New Road Exit, turn left on New Road, go to Bosque and turn left. Go past the Extraco Events Center and turn right on Lake Air, Extraco Events Center is on the right. I-35 from the North - Take Valley Mills Dr. Exit. Turn right on Valley Mills Dr. Turn right on Lake Air, Extraco Events Center is on the right.

#12 (with #11 Incentive) #12 Shoot-Out

SUNDAY,AUGUST 14, 8 AM #9 (capped at Elite #5) with #8 incentive #9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Top five placing teams of the Incentive in the #12, #11, #10 and #9 receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Teams placing in the top 5% in the Average of the Preliminary ropings will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive. Minimum of $10,000 added to GP purse: 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Century Bonus Available. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter three times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of three entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st - 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. Must be 21 or order to enter. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4), pick 1, draw 1 for $120/roper. 3 steer, progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off and #6 and under team - 3 sec. off. Top 30 teams to the Short Round. ON-SITE ENTRY ONLY. Books close at 11:00 a.m. Top 10 placing teams will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

LONE STAR OPEN Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. 5-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter three times provided at least one is Incentive. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head. (Top five Incentive teams will earn $2,000 in Flex Earnings.)

SHOOT-OUT ROPINGS Ropers may not enter with the same partner more than once in any Shoot-Out Division. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. Eligibility to enter a Shoot-out division requires the roper to participate in a 2011 season Affiliate, Grassroots, or Sanctioned qualifier – OR participate in a Regional Preliminary prior to the Shoot-out entry in that division. Shoot-Out ropings will not be handicapped nor have incentive. No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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NORTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. AUGUST 26-28, WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com and on page 63-64 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

240,549

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING!

$1,410,000

$4,000 Guaranteed

in Flex Earnings Awarded

to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

$4,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners of the Open

12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event. For more information and entry forms visit www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 Photo courtesy of Lone Wolf Photo

to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 Shoot Outs

PRIZES SHOOT OUT PRIZES

DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD DIVISIONS.

$8,000 Guaranteed

Gold Plus Incentive Avg Winners Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Rope Bag ESP Saddle Pad Classic Equine Top Load Hay Bag High Point Gold Plus Roper of the Weekend 2011 NFTR Package — Entry Fees Paid to Two NF Shoot-Outs — Two Stalls for up to 9 Nights — One VIP RV Space — Leather NFTR Jacket

GOLD PLUS PRIZES

JR LOOPER PRIZE

Gold Plus Avg Winners Tooled Trophy Leather Rope Bags

3 Trophy Gist Buckles Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

Resistol Felt Hat Tony Lama Boots 3 Pair Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans

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SCHEDULE FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 8 AM Open (with #15 Incentive) #15 Handicap #15 Shoot-Out #13 Handicap #13 Shoot-Out #12 (with #11 Incentive) #12 Shoot-Out

SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 8 AM #11 (with #10 Incentive) #11 Shoot-Out #10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive #10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 8 AM #9 (capped at Elite #5) with #8 incentive

AUGUST 26-28 WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA WINNEMUCCA CONVENTION CENTER

SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 8 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) Century Bonus Available. $10,000 minimum added to GP purse.

#9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 12, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 8/24/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than August 19,2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tieouts allowed. $25 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: Winners Hotel & Casino 185 W Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 800.648.4770 Winnemuca Inn (Formerly Red Lion) 741 West Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445 800.633.6435

CHOICE HOTELS: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID# 00214570 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event.

DIRECTIONS: From I-80 take exit 178 for NV-289 toward Winnemucca/Downtown E. Turn right onto NV-289 W/E 2nd St. Continue straight onto E Winnemucca Blvd

PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $100/roper. May enter three times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Top five placing teams of the Incentive in the #12, #11, #10 and #9 receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Teams placing in the top 5% in the Average of the Preliminary ropings will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive. Minimum of $10,000 added to GP purse: 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Century Bonus Available. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter three times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of three entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st - 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. Must be 21 or order to enter. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4), pick 1, draw 1 for $120/roper. 3 steer, progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off and #6 and under team - 3 sec. off. Top 30 teams to the Short Round. ON-SITE ENTRY ONLY. Books close at 11:00 a.m. Top 10 placing teams will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

NORTHWEST OPEN Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. 5-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter three times provided at least one is Incentive. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head. (Top five Incentive teams will earn $2,000 in Flex Earnings.)

SHOOT-OUT ROPINGS Ropers may not enter with the same partner more than once in any Shoot-Out Division. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. Eligibility to enter a Shoot-out division requires the roper to participate in a 2011 season Affiliate, Grassroots, or Sanctioned qualifier – OR participate in a Regional Preliminary prior to the Shoot-out entry in that division. Shoot-Out ropings will not be handicapped nor have incentive. No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. SEPTEMBER 3-5, LOVELAND, COLORADO PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com and on page 63-64 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

274,589

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING!

$1,410,000

$4,000 Guaranteed

in Flex Earnings Awarded

to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

$4,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners of the Open

12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event. For more information and entry forms visit www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 Photo courtesy of Lone Wolf Photo

to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 Shoot Outs

PRIZES SHOOT OUT PRIZES

DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD PLUS DIVISIONS.

$8,000 Guaranteed

Gold Plus Incentive Avg Winners Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Rope Bag ESP Saddle Pad Classic Equine Top Load Hay Bag High Point Gold Plus Roper of the Weekend 2011 NFTR Package — Entry Fees Paid to Two NF Shoot-Outs — Two Stalls for up to 9 Nights — One VIP RV Space — Leather NFTR Jacket

GOLD PLUS PRIZES

JR LOOPER PRIZE

Gold Plus Avg Winners Tooled Trophy Leather Rope Bags

3 Trophy Gist Buckles Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

Resistol Felt Hat Tony Lama Boots 3 Pair Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans

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SCHEDULE SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 8 AM Open (with #15 Incentive) #15 Handicap #15 Shoot-Out #13 Handicap #13 Shoot-Out #12 (with #11 Incentive) #12 Shoot-Out

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, (CONT.) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #11 Shoot-Out #10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive #10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 8 AM #9 (capped at Elite #5) with #8 incentive

SEPTEMBER 3-5 THE RANCH LOVELAND, COLORADO

SUNDAY, SEPT, 4, 8 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) Century Bonus Available. $10,000 minimum added to GP purse.

#9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 19, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 8/31/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than August 26 ,2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tie-outs allowed. $20 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: Fairfield Inn & Suites 1710 Foxtrail Dr Loveland, CO 80538 970-776-2303

CHOICE HOTELS: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID# 00214570 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event.

DIRECTIONS: The Ranch Events Complex 5280 Arena Circle Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 619-4100 Take exit 259 for Crossroads Blvd Turn right onto Co Rd 26/Crossroads Blvd Turn left onto Co Rd 5. Turn left onto Arena Cir

PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $100/roper. May enter three times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Top five placing teams of the Incentive in the #12, #11, #10 and #9 receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Teams placing in the top 5% in the Average of the Preliminary ropings will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive. Minimum of $10,000 added to GP purse: 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Century Bonus Available. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter three times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of three entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st - 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. Must be 21 or order to enter. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4), pick 1, draw 1 for $120/roper. 3 steer, progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off and #6 and under team - 3 sec. off. Top 30 teams to the Short Round. ON-SITE ENTRY ONLY. Books close at 11:00 a.m. Top 10 placing teams will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

HIGH PLAINS OPEN Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. 5-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter three times provided at least one is Incentive. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head. (Top five Incentive teams will earn $2,000 in Flex Earnings.)

SHOOT-OUT ROPINGS Ropers may not enter with the same partner more than once in any Shoot-Out Division. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. Eligibility to enter a Shoot-out division requires the roper to participate in a 2011 season Affiliate, Grassroots, or Sanctioned qualifier – OR participate in a Regional Preliminary prior to the Shoot-out entry in that division. Shoot-Out ropings will not be handicapped nor have incentive. Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. Enter two times. #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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SOUTHEAST REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. SEPTEMBER 2-5, TUNICA, MISSISSIPPI PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com or on page 61-62 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

321,549

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING!

$1,410,000

$5,000 Guaranteed

in Flex Earnings Awarded

to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

$5,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners of the Open

$10,000 Guaranteed to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 Shoot Outs

PRIZES SHOOT OUT PRIZES

DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD PLUS DIVISIONS.

12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus Incentive Avg Winners Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Rope Bag ESP Saddle Pad Classic Equine Top Load Hay Bag High Point Gold Plus Roper of the Weekend 2011 NFTR Package — Entry Fees Paid to Two NF Shoot-Outs — Two Stalls for up to 9 Nights — One VIP RV Space — Leather NFTR Jacket

GOLD PLUS PRIZES Gold Plus Avg Winners

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event. For more information and entry forms visit www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 Photo courtesy of Lone Wolf Photo

Tooled Trophy Leather Rope Bags Resistol Felt Hat Tony Lama Boots 3 Pair Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans

JR LOOPER PRIZE 3 Trophy Gist Buckles Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

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SCHEDULE FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 10 AM

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 8 AM

Open (with #15 Incentive)

#11 (with #10 Incentive)

#15 Handicap

#11 Shoot-Out

#15 Shoot-Out

#10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 8 AM #13 Handicap

#10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

#13 Shoot-Out

SEPTEMBER 2-5 TUNICA ARENA AND EXPO TUNICA, MISSISSIPPI

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) Century Bonus Available. $10,000 minimum added to GP purse. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #12 Shoot-Out

MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 8 AM #9 (capped at Elite #5) with #8 incentive #9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 19, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 8/31/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than August 26, 2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tie-outs allowed. $20 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: Harrah's 13615 Old Hwy 61 North Robinsonville, MS 38664 800-946-4946

CHOICE HOTELS: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID# 00214570

DIRECTIONS: Tunica Arena & Expo 3873 Highway 61 Tunica, MS 38676-9206 (662) 363-3299 From Hwy 61, turn left on Museum Blvd.

PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Top five placing teams of the Incentive in the #12, #11, #10 and #9 receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Teams placing in the top 5% in the Average of the Preliminary ropings will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive. Minimum of $10,000 added to GP purse: 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Century Bonus Available. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter three times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of three entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st - 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. Must be 21 or order to enter. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4), pick 1, draw 1 for $120/roper. 3 steer, progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off and #6 and under team - 3 sec. off. Top 30 teams to the Short Round. ON-SITE ENTRY ONLY. Books close at 11:00 a.m. Top 10 placing teams will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

SOUTHEAST OPEN Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. 5-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter three times provided at least one is Incentive. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head. (Top five Incentive teams will earn $2,000 in Flex Earnings.)

SHOOT-OUT ROPINGS Ropers may not enter with the same partner more than once in any Shoot-Out Division. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. Eligibility to enter a Shoot-out division requires the roper to participate in a 2011 season Affiliate, Grassroots, or Sanctioned qualifier – OR participate in a Regional Preliminary prior to the Shoot-out entry in that division. Shoot-Out ropings will not be handicapped nor have incentive. Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. Enter two times. #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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WEST COAST REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. SEPTEMBER 9-11, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com and on page 63-64 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

284,612

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING!

$1,410,000

$4,000 Guaranteed

in Flex Earnings Awarded

to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

$4,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners of the Open

12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event. For more information and entry forms visit www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 Photo courtesy of Lone Wolf Photo

to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 Shoot Outs

PRIZES SHOOT OUT PRIZES

DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD PLUS DIVISIONS.

$8,000 Guaranteed

Gold Plus Incentive Avg Winners Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Rope Bag ESP Saddle Pad Classic Equine Top Load Hay Bag High Point Gold Plus Roper of the Weekend 2011 NFTR Package — Entry Fees Paid to Two NF Shoot-Outs — Two Stalls for up to 9 Nights — One VIP RV Space — Leather NFTR Jacket

GOLD PLUS PRIZES

JR LOOPER PRIZE

Gold Plus Avg Winners Tooled Trophy Leather Rope Bags

3 Trophy Gist Buckles Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

Resistol Felt Hat Tony Lama Boots 3 Pair Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans

West Coast rebuild-final_Layout 1 6/13/11 3:53 PM Page 2

SCHEDULE FRIDAY, SEPT 9, 8 AM

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, (CONT.)

Open (with #15 Incentive)

#11 (with #10 Incentive)

#15 Handicap

#11 Shoot-Out

#15 Shoot-Out #13 Handicap

#10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive

#13 Shoot-Out

Gist Gold Buckle Roping will begin after 5 p.m.

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

#12 (with #11 Incentive) #12 Shoot-Out

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 8 AM

SEPTEMBER 9-11 CALIFORNIA MID STATE FAIRGROUNDS PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) Century Bonus Available. $10,000 minimum added to GP purse.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 8 AM #10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6) #9 (capped at Elite #5) with #8 incentive #9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 26, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 9/7/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than September 2, 2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tie-outs allowed. $25 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: BEST WESTERN BLACK OAK 1135 24th St Paso Robles, CA 93446 805-238-4740

CHOICE HOTELS: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID# 00214570 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event.

DIRECTIONS: California Mid State Fairgounds 2198 Riverside Avenue Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 239-0655 From Hwy 101, take exit 230 for Pine Street. Turn right onto Riverside Ave.

PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $100/roper. May enter three times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Top five placing teams of the Incentive in the #12, #11, #10 and #9 receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Teams placing in the top 5% in the Average of the Preliminary ropings will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive. Minimum of $10,000 added to GP purse: 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Century Bonus Available. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter three times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of three entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st - 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. Must be 21 or order to enter. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4), pick 1, draw 1 for $120/roper. 3 steer, progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off and #6 and under team - 3 sec. off. Top 30 teams to the Short Round. ON-SITE ENTRY ONLY. Books close at 11:00 a.m. Top 10 placing teams will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

WEST COAST OPEN Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. 5-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter three times provided at least one is Incentive. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head. (Top five Incentive teams will earn $2,000 in Flex Earnings.)

SHOOT-OUT ROPINGS Ropers may not enter with the same partner more than once in any Shoot-Out Division. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. Eligibility to enter a Shoot-out division requires the roper to participate in a 2011 season Affiliate, Grassroots, or Sanctioned qualifier – OR participate in a Regional Preliminary prior to the Shoot-out entry in that division. Shoot-Out ropings will not be handicapped nor have incentive. Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. Enter two times. #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 Held during the West Coast Regional Finals following the #10 Preliminary

Two $6,000 Gist Gold Buckles

Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start before 5:00 p.m.

to the Winners of the Main Average Courtesy of Gary Gist

#11

$250/Roper, Enter Twice 3 Full Rounds 20% Stock Charge 4 Steer Average with 3 Steer Consolation, 2 Fast Times Overall Top 20 teams with 3 steers down will advance to the Short Round Top 20 teams with 2 steers down will advance to the Consolation Short Round

Gist Silver Spurs to the Winners of the Consolation Average Courtesy of SuperLooper

1. 2. 3. 4.

ESTIMATED PAYOUT BASED ON 100 TEAMS 4 Steer 3 Steer Average Consolation $12,800 + Nat. S/O 1. $3,000 9,600 + Reg. S/O 2. 1,800 6,400 + Reg. S/O 3. 1,200 3,200 Fast Time Overall (including both short rounds)

1. $1,200 2. 800 MUST BE 25 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 or FEMALE ANY AGE

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REGIONAL PRELIMINARY LONE StAR – tX SOuthEASt – MS

2011 REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENtRY FORM • ANYONE CAN ENtER Team Roper’s Name _____________________________________________________________________________ ID No. ____________________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS ________________________________@_____________________________

ATTENTION: YOu musT INcludE YOur OwN ANd YOur pArTNEr’s usTrc Id#.

roping you are entering to avoid late charges. Payments must be made by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks WILL NOT be accepted from members who have written bad checks in the past. • Entries postmarked after the deadline must include a $40 per team late fee, and must be paid with cashier’s check or money order only! • Make entry fees payable and mail to: USTRC CENTRAL ENTRY, P.O. Box 1198, Stephenville, TX 76401. For Roping or Classification Information call the USTRC National Office, 254/968-0002.

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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★ #15 Handicap Roping • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #13 Handicap Roping • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Guaranteed minimum of $10,000 added in GP purse • Maximum of 3 entries

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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★ #12 Roping (#11 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #11 Roping (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #10 Roping, capped at an Elite #6 (#9 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #9 Roping, capped at an Elite #5 (#8 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_____________________________ ID# _________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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★ #8 Pick/Draw, capped at #4

HEELER

On Site Entry ONLY! See ad for details

MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release form on page 2.

check n if paid

Late fees $ _____________

2011 GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP ($300.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ 2011 GOLD SPUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ($100.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED

$ ________________

SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 61

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★ Open Roping • (#15 Incentive) • May enter up to three times provided at least one entry is Incentive. Maximum of 3 entries • $200/Roper Guaranteed Minimum $5,000 to the Average Winners

• Entries must be postmarked by the Friday two weeks prior to the date of the

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REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT LONE STAR – TX SOUTHEAST – MS

2011 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT ENTRy FORm • mUST PRE-ENTER Team Roper’s Name _____________________________________ ID No._________________ SEE ENTRY DEADLINE AND MAILING INFORMATION ON Phone Number (_____) ______________ E-Mail Address ________________@______________ PAGE ONE.

USTRC is a voluntary association. Applicant acknowledges that he or she has no property or other right to participate in USTRC events. Applicant agrees to follow and be bound by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of USTRC, as amended from time to time. Applicant acknowledges that USTRC classifications are determined by USTRC’s classification process based on the application of USTRC handicapping guidelines. Handicaps, including applicant’s handicap, assigned in accordance with the classification procedures are conclusively presumed valid. Applicant consents to same. USTRC reserves the right to change the classifications of ropers anytime throughout the year. Applicant may appeal procedures, as modified from time to time. Applicant agrees that his or her sole and exclusive remedy for a disputed classification is appeal to the USTRC pursuant to USTRC appeal procedures. All decisions of the appeal process are final and conclusive. Applicant elects to participate in USTRC events at Applicant’s own risk. Applicant hereby releases and discharges USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from all liability, loss, claims, damages and expenses for injuries to person, property, reputation or financial condition as a result of or in any way relating to Applicant’s participation or failure to participate in any USTRC events, whether caused by negligence, by field conditions, by the conduct of USTRC or its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and/or agents in the preparation, supervision or conduct of any USTRC events or the administration or failure to enforce any USTRC rules, regulations or guidelines, or otherwise. Applicant knows that by his or her entry on this form he or she completely releases USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from any liability, including negligence. Applicant voluntarily chooses to participate in USTRC events and freely and willingly consents to the same. Parent or Guardian Signature required if above named roper is under age 18:

NOTE: To be eligible to enter any Shoot-Out division, ropers must have participated in a USTRC Sanctioned, Grassroots, Affiliate or Regional preliminary roping during the 2011 season. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out position requires that a team have $2,000 of AVAILABLE EARNINGS, which may ALL come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in AVAILABLE EARNINGS and the Heeler has $600 in AVAILABLE EARNINGS, the earnings can be combined to meet the required $2,000 of AVAILABLE EARNINGS • Visit the USTRC Website at www.ustrc.com, log in to your member page and check your AVAILABLE EARNINGS . EACH Entry MUSt indiCAtE COntriBUtiOn FrOM AVAiLABLE EArninGS — tHAt COntriBUtiOn CAnnOt BE CHAnGEd AFtEr tHE EVEnt. nO EXCEPtiOnS! EACH Entry MUSt inCLUdE BOtH rOPErS id#. rOPErS MAy nOt EntEr WitH tHE SAME PArtnEr MOrE tHAn OnCE in Any SHOOt-OUt diViSiOn.

#15 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $5,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#13 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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#12 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#11 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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#10 SHOOT-OUT • capped at an Elite #6 • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________

• $150/ROpER

_____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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#9 SHOOT-OUT • capped at an Elite #5 • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________

• $150/ROpER

_____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release indicated above.

62 / AUGUST 2011

Late Fees $ ________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED $ __________

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2011 REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENtRY FORM • ANYONE CAN ENtER Team Roper’s Name _____________________________________________________________________________ ID No. ____________________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS ________________________________@_____________________________

ATTENTION: YOu musT INcludE YOur OwN ANd YOur pArTNEr’s usTrc Id#.

• Entries must be postmarked by the Friday two weeks prior to the date of the roping you are entering to avoid late charges. Payments must be made by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks WILL NOT be accepted from members who have written bad checks in the past. • Entries postmarked after the deadline must include a $40 per team late fee, and must be paid with cashier’s check or money order only! • Make entry fees payable and mail to: USTRC CENTRAL ENTRY, P.O. Box 1198, Stephenville, TX 76401. For Roping or Classification Information call the USTRC National Office, 254/968-0002.

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★ Open Roping • (#15 Incentive) • May enter up to three times provided at least ONE entry is Incentive • $200/Roper • Guaranteed Minimum $4,000 to the Average Winners HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #15 Handicap Roping • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #13 Handicap Roping • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries. • Guaranteed Minimum $10,000 Added to GP Purse.

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #12 Roping (#11 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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★ #11 Roping (#10 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #10 Roping, capped at an Elite #6 (#9 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #9 Roping, capped at an Elite #5 (#8 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

check n if paid

★ #8 Pick/Draw, capped at #4

HEELER

On Site Entry ONLY! See ad for details

MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release form on page 2.

check n if paid

Late fees $ _____________

2011 GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP ($300.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ 2011 GOLD SPUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ($100.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED

$ ________________

SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 63

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________

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2011 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT ENTRy FORm • mUST PRE-ENTER Team Roper’s Name _____________________________________ ID No._________________ SEE ENTRY DEADLINE AND MAILING INFORMATION ON Phone Number (_____) ______________ E-Mail Address ________________@______________ PAGE ONE.

USTRC is a voluntary association. Applicant acknowledges that he or she has no property or other right to participate in USTRC events. Applicant agrees to follow and be bound by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of USTRC, as amended from time to time. Applicant acknowledges that USTRC classifications are determined by USTRC’s classification process based on the application of USTRC handicapping guidelines. Handicaps, including applicant’s handicap, assigned in accordance with the classification procedures are conclusively presumed valid. Applicant consents to same. USTRC reserves the right to change the classifications of ropers anytime throughout the year. Applicant may appeal procedures, as modified from time to time. Applicant agrees that his or her sole and exclusive remedy for a disputed classification is appeal to the USTRC pursuant to USTRC appeal procedures. All decisions of the appeal process are final and conclusive. Applicant elects to participate in USTRC events at Applicant’s own risk. Applicant hereby releases and discharges USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from all liability, loss, claims, damages and expenses for injuries to person, property, reputation or financial condition as a result of or in any way relating to Applicant’s participation or failure to participate in any USTRC events, whether caused by negligence, by field conditions, by the conduct of USTRC or its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and/or agents in the preparation, supervision or conduct of any USTRC events or the administration or failure to enforce any USTRC rules, regulations or guidelines, or otherwise. Applicant knows that by his or her entry on this form he or she completely releases USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from any liability, including negligence. Applicant voluntarily chooses to participate in USTRC events and freely and willingly consents to the same. Parent or Guardian Signature required if above named roper is under age 18:

NOTE: To be eligible to enter any Shoot-Out division, ropers must have participated in a USTRC Sanctioned, Grassroots, Affiliate or Regional preliminary roping during the 2011 season. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out position requires that a team have $2,000 of AVAILABLE EARNINGS, which may ALL come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in AVAILABLE EARNINGS and the Heeler has $600 in AVAILABLE EARNINGS, the earnings can be combined to meet the required $2,000 of AVAILABLE EARNINGS • Visit the USTRC Website at www.ustrc.com, log in to your member page and check your AVAILABLE EARNINGS . EACH Entry MUSt indiCAtE COntriBUtiOn FrOM AVAiLABLE EArninGS — tHAt COntriBUtiOn CAnnOt BE CHAnGEd AFtEr tHE EVEnt. nO EXCEPtiOnS! EACH Entry MUSt inCLUdE BOtH rOPErS id#. rOPErS MAy nOt EntEr WitH tHE SAME PArtnEr MOrE tHAn OnCE in Any SHOOt-OUt diViSiOn.

#15 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $4,000 to the averaGe WInnerS • $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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#13 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $8,000 to the averaGe WInnerS • $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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#12 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $8,000 to the averaGe WInnerS • $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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#11 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $8,000 to the averaGe WInnerS • $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#10 Shoot-out • capped at an elite #6 • Guaranteed MInIMuM $8,000 to the averaGe WInnerS 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________

• $150/roper

_____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#9 Shoot-out • capped at an elite #5 • Guaranteed MInIMuM $8,000 to the averaGe WInnerS 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________

• $150/roper

_____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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MuSt have a Current uStrC Card to CoLLeCt WInnInGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release indicated above.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 #11 Shoot-Out #10 Preliminary

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Century Championship #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out Horse Sale Preview

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 #10 Shoot-Out Jr. Looper Shoot-Out #9 Preliminary

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 Cruel Girl Championship #11 Preliminary 4Ropin Ranch Horse Sale

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 #9 Shoot-Out #8 Shoot-Out

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ALL USTRC MEMBERS WELCOME Must be current at time of entry

All Entries must be postmarked by September 23, 2011 to avoid late fees! September 30 is the deadline for Gold Plus phone entries. No entries will be accepted after October 7. Draw positions available October 14, 2011 at www.ustrc.com. CURRENT COGGINS REQUIRED.

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NFTR SCHEDULE OKC STATE FAIR COLISEUM

MAIN ARENA

Events begin daily at 8 am SATURDAY OCT. 22

SUNDAY OCT. 23

MONDAY OCT. 24

TUESDAY OCT. 25

WEDNESDAY OCT. 26

THURSDAY OCT. 27

FRIDAY OCT. 28

SATURDAY OCT. 29

SUNDAY OCT. 30

Open Preliminary

#13 Preliminary

#13 Shoot-Out

#12 Shoot-Out

Century Championship

Cruel Girl Championship

#11 Shoot-Out

#10 Shoot-Out

#9 Shoot-Out

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING #15 Preliminary

US Open Championships (All Rounds)

#12 Preliminary

#12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

#10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

#11 Preliminary

#10 Preliminary

Jr Looper Shoot-Out

#8 Shoot-Out

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING #15 Shoot-Out

4 Ropin Ranch Sale Preview

4 Ropin Ranch Horse Sale

#9 Preliminary

BARN #8 OKLAHOMA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

2ND ARENA

Events begin daily at 8 am SATURDAY OCT. 22

SUNDAY OCT. 23

MONDAY OCT. 24

TUESDAY OCT. 25

WEDNESDAY OCT. 26

THURSDAY OCT. 27

FRIDAY OCT. 28

SATURDAY OCT. 29

SUNDAY OCT. 30

Open and #15 Shoot-Out Rounds 2 & 4

#13 Rounds 2 & 3

#13 Shoot-Out Rounds 2 & 4

Rounds 2 & 3

Rounds 2 & 3

Rounds 2 & 3

Rounds 2 & 3

Rounds 2 & 3

Rounds 2 & 3

#12 Rounds 2 & 3

#15 Rounds 2 & 3

BARN #6 OKLAHOMA STATE FAIRGROUNDS Events begin daily at 9 am SUNDAY OCT. 23

MONDAY OCT. 24

TUESDAY OCT. 25

WEDNESDAY OCT. 26

THURSDAY OCT. 27

FRIDAY OCT. 28

SATURDAY OCT. 29

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

LAZY E ARENA

GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA

Events begin daily at 9 am See ad for format details

FRIDAY OCT. 21

SATURDAY OCT. 22

SUNDAY OCT. 23

MONDAY OCT. 24

TUESDAY OCT. 25

WEDNESDAY OCT. 26

THURSDAY OCT. 27

FRIDAY OCT. 28

Open #15 #13

#13 #12 #11

#12 #11 #10

#11 #10 #9

#11 #10 #9

#11 #10 #9

#10 #9 #8

#9 #8

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STALL RESERVATIONS Please make sure that this form is filled out clearly and completely. Your stall confirmation will be mailed the week of October 3, 2011. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY! Name:

ID Number:

Address:

City:

Cell Phone:

State:

Daytime Phone:

Zip:

Evening Phone:

Stall Fees

RV Hookups

s$20/night

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Indicate the number of horses that will be staying each night FRIDAY, OCT. 21

SATURDAY, OCT. 22

SUNDAY, OCT. 23

MONDAY, OCT. 24

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26

THURSDAY, OCT. 27

FRIDAY, OCT. 28

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

Number of nights:

x $20 x no. of horses

=

*$12 required for each stall for 8 cubic feet of bedding

*$12 x no. of horses

=

TUESDAY, OCT. 25

Stalls available at the LAZY E ARENA in Guthrie, OK on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20.

Total Amount Enclosed Stall Info sCURRENT COGGINS REQUIRED s)FYOURPLANSCHANGEANDYOUNEEDTOCANCELPLEASENOTIFYTHE 5342#  BEFORE/CTOBER.OREFUNDSWILLBE MADEAFTER/CTOBER s3TALLCHECK INTIMEISAMDAILY s3TALLCHECK OUTANDLOCK DOWNTIMEWILLBEATAMDAILY %XTENDEDSTAYWILLBEONANAVAILABILITYBASISONLY s!FTERAMAlNEPERSTALLWILLBECHARGEDFORLOCK DOWNS s/NEHORSEPERSTALL s!LLSTALLSWILLBEPRE BEDDED

Facility Rules s(ORSESWILLNOTBEALLOWEDTOBETIEDTOTRAILERSOVERNIGHT !NYHORSESLEFTTIEDTOTRAILERSWILLBESTALLEDBYSECURITYAND OWNERWILLBECHARGEDPERHORSEPERDAY

This reservation form must be completed in its entirety and mailed with payment. Please make check or money orders payable to USTRC or complete the credit card information and postmark by September 23, 2011. -AILTO 5342#&INALS3TALLS 0/"OX 3TEPHENVILLE 4EXAS .ATIONAL/FlCE 

Visa / Mastercard Payment Information Cardholder: Visa/MC Acct. #:

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Signature:

s.OPORTABLEPENSWILLBEALLOWED

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SPECIALTY ROPINGS OKLAHOMA CITY FAIRGROUNDS GOLD PLUS SHOOT-OUTS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

sPre-Entry only (see entry forms for details)

#12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

sEntry Fees: $300/roper sFour-steer Average, progressive after one

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

sMaximum of 2 entries in each division

#10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

sGold Plus members 21 and older only sQualification may be through Gold Plus Membership, Flex Earnings, USTRC Gold Plus roping or USTRC Challenge roping sPer Rule 5.3.4 USTRC reserves the right to refuse entries that DO NOT meet eligibility requirements

USTRC CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

s#11 with (#9 Incentive) sRopers must be 50 or older within the 2011 calendar year sPre-Entry only (see entry forms for details) sEntry fees: $200/roper sFour-steer Average, progressive after one sMaximum of 2 entries s1st through 3rd place in Average and 1st place in Incentive Average will receive National Shoot-Out /Flex Earnings positions in the #11 and #9 respectively

CRUEL GIRL CHAMPIONSHIPS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

s#11 with (#9 Incentive) sPre-Entry only (see entry forms for details) sEntry fees: $200/roper sFour-steer Average, progressive after one sMaximum of 2 entries sChampions will receive trophy Martin saddles and a complete Cruel Girl wardrobe plus $1,000 cash courtesy of Cruel Girl s1st through 3rd place in Average and 1st place in Incentive Average will receive National Shoot-Out /Flex Earnings in the #11 and #9 respectively

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PG 2

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E V E N T

GUTHRIE SHOOT-OUT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRIZES

REWARDS ARE GUARANTEED

4 Trophy Martin Saddles

22 2011 National Shoot-Out/Flex Earnings awarded to Average winners of each roping 2012 Tour Points awarded to 1st - 10th place Average winners of the Open

Average winners on October 28 42 Martin Trophy Tooled Rope Bags Average winners October 21-27

DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT

OCTOBER 21-28, 2011

GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA

LAZY E ARENA

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

sEnter each roping 3 times

Each roping limited to 250 teams 9:00 am OPEN 1:30 pm #15 6:00 pm #13

Each roping limited to 250 teams 9:00 am #11 1:30 pm #10 (Capped at Elite #6) 6:00 pm #9 (Capped at Elite #5)

sEntry fees are $100/roper

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Each roping limited to 250 teams 9:00 am #13 1:30 pm #12 6:00 pm #11

Each roping limited to 250 teams 9:00 am #11 1:30 pm #10 (Capped at Elite #6) 6:00 pm #9 (Capped at Elite #5)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Each roping limited to 250 teams 9:00 am #12 1:30 pm #11 6:00 pm #10 (Capped at Elite #6)

Each roping limited to 250 teams 9:00 am #10 (Capped at Elite #6) 1:30 pm #9 (Capped at Elite #5) 6:00 pm #8 (Capped at #4)

s4-head, progressive after 1 sAppropriate cut-off times may be used s10% paid in 1st round, 90% paid in Average sRopings will not start before times posted sOffice opens at 7 am each day sEntry tickets for all ropings go on sale at 7 am each day at the Lazy E Arena sTickets are also available in OKC at the USTRC event office located in the Coliseum arena for the next day’s ropings (Saturday - Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm) sTickets are on a first-come, first-served basis s2011 National Shoot-Outs / Flex Earnings awarded to Average winners sRopers will have to pay Shoot-Out fees sEntry tickets must be turned in 30 minutes before start times

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Each roping limited to 250 teams 9:00 am #11 1:30 pm #10 (Capped at Elite #6) 6:00 pm #9 (Capped at Elite #5)

Each roping limited to 400 teams Martin trophy saddles to Avg. winners 9:00 am #9 (Capped at Elite #5) 4:00 pm #8 (Capped at #4)

sEntry tickets may be purchased with CASH ONLY! sGold Plus members may write checks for amount of personal entry tickets only sTickets are refundable if done one hour before roping is scheduled to begin

Producer: Jeff Smith Ike & Mary Cox USTRC

620.921.5903 660.425.5502 254.968.0002

sRefunds at Lazy E only

Lazy E Roping Office:

405.282.RIDE x120

sExcellent cattle

Host Hotel:

Sleep Inn of Guthrie 405.260.1400 Ask for Lazy E Rate

2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required For more information visit before you rope, and may beustrc.com purchased at this event.

sCurrent USTRC cards required for payback sNo unauthorized vendors sStalls available, no reservations necessary sUSTRC Dress Code

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NFTR PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM

PG 2

USTRC is a voluntary association. Applicant acknowledges that he or she has no property or other right to participate in USTRC events. Applicant agrees to follow and be bound by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of USTRC, as amended from time to time. Applicant acknowledges that USTRC classifications are determined by USTRC’s classification process based on the application of USTRC handicapping guidelines. Handicaps, including applicant’s handicap, assigned in accordance with the classification procedures are conclusively presumed valid. Applicant consents to same. USTRC reserves the right to change the classifications of ropers anytime throughout the year. Applicant may appeal procedures, as modified from time to time. Applicant agrees that his or her sole and exclusive remedy for a disputed classification is appeal to the USTRC pursuant to USTRC appeal procedures. All decisions of the appeal process are final and conclusive. Applicant elects to participate in USTRC events at Applicant’s own risk. Applicant hereby releases and discharges USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from all liability, loss, claims, damages and expenses for injuries to person, property, reputation or financial condition as a result of or in any way relating to Applicant’s participation or failure to participate in any USTRC events, whether caused by negligence, by field conditions, by the conduct of USTRC or its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and/or agents in the preparation, supervision or conduct of any USTRC events or the administration or failure to enforce any USTRC rules, regulations or guidelines, or otherwise. Applicant knows that by his or her entry on this form he or she completely releases USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from any liability, including negligence. Applicant voluntarily chooses to participate in USTRC events and freely and willingly consents to the same.

If contestant is a minor, entry form must be signed by parent and/or guardian Signed Date

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NFTR PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM

PG 1

PRE-ENTRY ONLY

Name:

ID Number:

Address:

City:

Email:

State:

Cell Phone:

Daytime Phone:

s Payment must be made with Money Order, Cashiers Check or Personal Check. Checks will not be accepted from members who have written hot checks in the past!

s Entries will not be accepted after October 7, 2011. s May not enter with the same partner more than once in a division. s Make entry fees payable and mail to: USTRC CENTRAL ENTRY, P.O. Box 1198, Stephenville, TX 76401.

s Teams will not be entered until both partners are paid in full. s All entries must be postmarked by September 23, 2011 to avoid late fees. All entries mailed after September 23, 2011 must include a $40.00/team late fee and must be made with money order or cashier’s check.

Open Roping (#15 Incentive)

$250/Roper ID#

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#15 Roping (#14 Incentive) HEADER

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#13 Roping (#12 Incentive) HEADER

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#11 Roping (#10 Incentive) HEADER

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ID#

#10 Roping capped at Elite #6 (#9 Incentive) check † if paid

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ID#

#9 Roping capped at Elite #5 (#8 Incentive) check † if paid

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MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge acceptance of all rules, and reading and understanding the release form on page 2 of this entry form.

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s For more information call the USTRC National Office, 254.968.0002.

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Roping Gross ~ $62,480 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $41,155 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $7,003 Return to Roper ~ 77.1%

#15 Will Clark (Erin, TN) / Derrick D. Crawford (Lebanon, TN), 42.96 on 5, $938 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

he Indiana Championships produced by Dan Stewart at his facility in Henryville, Indiana is a unique USTRC event. Yankeetown Arena and June 3-5, 2011 go together like a hand in a glove. The event welcomed ropers from ten different states to try their luck at some USTRC style team roping. The event began with the #15 Division. The team of Will Clark from Erin, Tennessee and Derrick Crawford from Lebanon, Tennessee took the top honors by roping five steers in 42.96 seconds. First place landed them $938, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second placed was Joe Kane and Jimmy Kelly and third place went to Austin Nettleship and Bob Knudsen. Tennessee and Indiana teamed up to win the #13 Division as Philip Hinch and Nat Stewart roped five steers in 67.10 seconds. They earned $1,196, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. In fact, the #13 Division was all about Nat Stewart. He placed second with Benjamin Metsker, third with Shawn Loehr and fifth with Ty Totten. Loehr and Tony 80 / AUGUST 2011

Schindler won fourth. Vernon Inman from Culleoka, Tennessee and Jimmy Kelly from Eighty Four, Pennsylvania teamed up to win the Average of the #12 Division. They were 40.38 seconds on four steers. The team received $1,232, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Gary Griswell and Jason LaRue. They also won first in the Incentive Average. Third place in the main Average was Ty Totten and Joe Kane. The second day of team roping competition began with the Gold Plus Division. The husband/wife team of Holly and Nat Stewart claimed first place in the Average. They were 45.00 seconds on four and earned $1,088, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cold Becht and Jason LaRue and third place went to Gary Griswell and Bob Knudsen. James Miller from Sweetwater, Tennessee teamed up with John Fortkamp of Glenns Ferry, Idaho to win the Incentive Average.

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#13 Philip D. Hinch (Crossville, TN) / Nat E. Stewart (Corydon, IN), 67.10 on 5, $1,196 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Joe L. Kane Bondurant, IA Jimmy Kelly Eighty Four, PA Austin W. Nettleship Paris, KY Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY Josh Hafley Beecher, IL Josh C. Clayton Buchanan, TN Chris P. Chandler Mt. Juliet, TN Derrick D. Crawford Lebanon, TN #13 Benjamin E. Metsker Hazel, KY Nat E. Stewart Corydon, IN Shawn E. Loehr Mount Vernon, IN Nat E. Stewart Corydon, IN Shawn E. Loehr Mount Vernon, IN Tony Schindler Frankford, MO Ty C. Totten Altamont, IL Nat E. Stewart Corydon, IN #12 Gary F. Griswell Savannah, TN Jason W. LaRue Bagdad, KY Ty C. Totten Altamont, IL Joe L. Kane Bondurant, IA Philip D. Hinch Crossville, TN Jimmy Kelly Eighty Four, PA Maverick Becht Georgetown, IN Nat E. Stewart Corydon, IN #11 Gary F. Griswell Savannah, TN Jason W. LaRue Bagdad, KY Cody J. McCartney Ottawa Lake, MI Scott T. Conlee Winchester, KY

Maverick Becht Georgetown, IN Jimmy Kelly Eighty Four, PA Paula M. Knudsen Lancaster, KY Jimmy Kelly Eighty Four, PA Doug D. Jones New Weston, OH Jason W. LaRue Bagdad, KY #10 Rodney Bub Bowman Elizabeth, IN John Fortkamp Glenns Ferry, ID Jimmy W. Miller Cookeville, TN Bob A. Coppock Rogers, OH Jamie S. Ballard Nicholasville, KY Brad Bowman Nicholasville, KY Justin W. Talip Lawrenceburg, KY Larry J. Habrun Millersburg, OH Jimmy W. Miller Cookeville, TN Philip D. Hinch Crossville, TN #9 Jimmy W. Miller Cookeville, TN Philip D. Hinch Crossville, TN Holly C. Stewart Corydon, IN John Fortkamp Glenns Ferry, ID Michael P. Birone East Sparta, OH Whitney L. Goodwin Ellettsville, IN Joe A. Buchanan Urbana, OH Mike W. Robinson Depauw, IN Clinton Shultz Orlinda, TN Nate P. Camper Genoa, OH

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Ryan Shaw of Pekin, Indiana and Clayton Nettleship from Paris, Kentucky were the team to beat in the #11 Division. They won first place in the Average and earned $2,140, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Cody McCartney and Scott Conlee and third place was Maverick Becht and Jimmy Kelly. Rodney Bub Bowman

and John Fortkamp won the Incentive Average. The #10 was all about the team of Doug Jones from New Weston, Ohio and Mike Robinson from Depauw, Indiana. They won the Average with a time of 45.89 seconds on four steers. The win paid them $2,310, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jimmy Miller and Bob Coppock and third place was Jamie Ballard and Brad Bowman. Jimmy Miller teamed up with Philip Hinch to win the Incentive Average. The final day of team roping competition at the Indiana Classic was great. In the #9 Division the team of Mark Wilks III teamed up with Brad Bowman to win the Average. They were 47.45 seconds on four steers and won $3,116, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The second place finishers were Holly Stewart and John Fortkamp and third place went to Michael Birone and Whitney Goodwin. Clinton Shultz and Nate Camper were the Incentive champions. Kelly O’Heran and Bruce Bowman teamed up to win the Average of the #8 Pick/Draw. They were 37.86 seconds on three steers and for their efforts won $1,786, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Mike Feldman and Lance McPheeters and third place went to Joyce Pasley and Nate Camper. n

#15 Will Clark Erin, TN Derrick D. Crawford Lebanon, TN #13 Philip D. Hinch Crossville, TN Nat E. Stewart Corydon, IN #12 Vernon L. Inman Culleoka, TN Jimmy Kelly Eighty Four, PA #11 Ryan J. Shaw Pekin, IN Clayton A. Nettleship Paris, KY #10 Doug D. Jones New Weston, OH Mike W. Robinson Depauw, IN #9 Mark Wilks Lancaster, KY Brad Bowman Nicholasville, KY #8 Clinton Shultz Orlinda, TN Nate P. Camper Genoa, OH Kelly V. O’Heran Bellevue, MI Bruce A. Bowman Nicholasville, KY Mike Feldman Lancaster, KY Lance McPheeters Salem, IN Joyce Pasley Winchester, KY Nate P. Camper Genoa, OH Reno Cora Mount Sterling, KY Whitney L. Goodwin Ellettsville, IN Mark A. Litkenhus Lawrenceburg, KY Brent Peterson Lawrenceburg, KY

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#12 Vernon L. Inman II (Culleoka, TN) / Jimmy Kelly, Jr. (Eighty Four, PA), 40.38 on 4, $1,232 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Ryan J. Shaw (Pekin, IN) / Clayton A. Nettleship (Paris, KY), 40.08 on 4, $2,140 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Doug D. Jones (New Weston, OH) / Mike W. Robinson (Depauw, IN), 45.89 on 4, $2,310 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Mark Wilks III (Lancaster, KY) / Brad Bowman (Nicholasville, KY), 47.45 on 4, $3,116 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Kelly V. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Heran (Bellevue, MI) / Bruce A. Bowman (Nicholasville, KY), 37.86 on 3, $1,786 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $109,500 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $70,672 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $9,195 Return to Roper ~ 72.9%

#15 Clint Summers (Lake City, FL) / Daniel T. Bush (McAlpin, FL), 34.48 on 5, $900 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

arianna, Florida and the Jackson County Ag Center is the host of the Florida Panhandle Championships. Jx2 Production and John Johnson produced the annual event and it went off without a hitch. The #15 Division was first on the agenda and the winning team was Clint Summers from Lake City, Florida and Daniel Bush from McAlpin, Florida. They were 34.48 seconds on five steers and earned $900, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Second place was Derrick Davis and Jerry Courson and third place went to Trey Miller and Adam Toole. The #13 Division winners were Reid Dennis from Donalsonville, Georgia and Bush. They caught five steers in 43.89 seconds. The feat gave them $1,970, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Scott Elliott and Bush. The third place finishers were Dustin Cunde and Courson. The #12 Division winners were Tyler Hoagland from Harpersville, Alabama and Ed Allen from Dadeville, Alabama as they caught four steers in a time of 36.94 seconds. The win was worth $2,580, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to J.D. Elliott and Bush. The third place team was Cunde and Zack Mabry and the Incentive champions were Tom Kelly and Ben Whiddon. The Gold Plus Division was exciting all the way down to the very last steer. When it was all said and done, the team of Brent Worrell from Brewton, Alabama and Ed Allen won the Average with a time of 36.62 seconds on four steers. They took home $1,690, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 84 / AUGUST 2011

Deb Raulerson and Jerry Courson both from Florida were second place and the third place team was Sal Cannizzaro and Mike White. The team of John Johnson and Becky Cannizzaro won the Incentive Average. Scott Fletcher was the guy to beat in the #11 Division. He placed first and second in the main Average with Guy Graden and J.D. Elliott respectively. Fletcher and Graden won trophy Gist buckles, $3,320, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place went to KLeigh Griffin and Jerry Courson. Kenny Sikes of

#13 Brady Reid Dennis (Donalsonville, GA) / Daniel T. Bush (McAlpin, FL), 43.89 on 5, $1,970 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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and Donna Shard and third place went to Kim and Kelley Spencer. The #10 Division champions were Charlie Day from Brewton, Florida and Richard Garcia from Notasulga, Alabama, as they finished the roping with a time of 31.48 seconds on four steers. They won $3,500, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Amanda Strickland and Mike White with a time of 33.86 seconds on four and third place went to Seth Richardson and Dustin Cunde. The Incentive winners of the #10 Division were Brent Worrell and Preston Lee. Christopher Thomas from Sunday High Money winner, Richard Garcia Saturday High Money winner, Scott Fletcher Georgia and Dustin Cunde from Marianna, Florida won the Georgia and Preston Lee from Mississippi placed first Average in the #9 Division. The completed the roping with a in the Incentive Average. time of 34.60 seconds on four steers and earned $3,590, plus The first roping on the second day of competition was the trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. All Girl Specialty Roping. KLeigh Griffin teamed up with Becky Second place was Larry Hayes and Cliff Ammons and third Cannizzaro to win the Average. Second place was Kelli Corbin place went to Brittany Tirpak and Ammons. The team of

#15 Derrick A. Davis Hilliard, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL Trey E. Miller McDonough, GA Adam G. Toole Rydal, GA Clint Summers Lake City, FL Jonathan J. Torres Bell City, LA Bubba B. Bozeman Andalusia, AL Adam G. Toole Rydal, GA #13 Scott Elliott Live Oak, FL Daniel T. Bush McAlpin, FL Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL Charlie A. Day Brewton, FL Jerritt L. Varner Red Level, AL Charlie A. Day Brewton, FL Zack A. Mabry Piedmont, AL #12 J.D. Elliott Live Oak, FL Daniel T. Bush McAlpin, FL Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL Zack A. Mabry Piedmont, AL Jacob Locke Ponce De Leon, FL Guy W. Graden Jacksonville, FL Garrett McDonald Defuniak Springs, FL Zack A. Mabry Piedmont, AL #11 Tom Kelly Clayton, AL Ben W. Whiddon Havana, FL Scott Fletcher Baldwin, FL J.D. Elliott Live Oak, FL

KLeigh L. Griffin Jacksonville, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL Daren M. Sims Panama City, FL Cliff Ammons Ponce De Leon, FL Brady Reid Dennis Donalsonville, GA Ben W. Whiddon Havana, FL #10 Kenny W. Sikes Sylvester, GA Preston Lee Wiggins, MS Amanda A. Strickland Orlando, FL Mike P. White De Kalb, TX Seth P. Richardson Madison, FL Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Mike P. White De Kalb, TX Garrett McDonald Defuniak Springs, FL John S. White Bonifay, FL #9 Brent Worrell Brewton, AL Preston Lee Wiggins, MS Larry M. Hayes Chipley, FL Cliff Ammons Ponce De Leon, FL Brittany M. Tirpak Dunnellon, FL Cliff Ammons Ponce De Leon, FL Donnie R. Brown Lucedale, MS Chance A. Brown Lucedale, MS Lee D. Trice Brolwood, GA Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL

#15 Clint Summers Lake City, FL Daniel T. Bush McAlpin, FL #13 Brady Reid Dennis Donalsonville, GA Daniel T. Bush McAlpin, FL #12 Tyler Hoagland Harpersville, AL Ed Allen Dadeville, AL #11 Scott Fletcher Baldwin, FL Guy W. Graden Jacksonville, FL #10 Charlie A. Day Brewton, FL Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL #9 Christopher A. Thomas Donelsonville, GA Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL #8 T.J. Allen Dadeville, AL Zack Quinn Hester Milbrook, AL Colby R. Hughes Malone, FL Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL Thomas Royals Lumberton, MS Preston Lee Wiggins, MS Adam A. Norsworthy Goshen, AL Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL Donnie R. Brown Lucedale, MS Chance A. Brown Lucedale, MS Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Blaine Courson Lake City, FL

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T.J. Allen and Zack Quinn Hester both from Alabama won the Incentive Average with a time of 28.27 seconds on three steers. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Colby Hughes from Malone, Florida and Richard Garcia were 31.53 seconds on three steers and won the Average. The win gave the team $2,330, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Thomas Royals and Preston Lee and they received $1,550, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Third place was Adam Norsworthy and Garcia. The Florida Panhandle Championships came to a close and ropers were pleased with the event. They traveled far and wide to enjoy the great production and the wonderful USTRC team roping experience. n

#11 Scott Fletcher (Baldwin, FL) / Guy W. Graden, DVM (Jacksonville, FL), 32.91 on 4, $3,320 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Tyler Hoagland (Harpersville, AL) / Ed Allen, Jr. (Dadeville, AL), 36.94 on 4, $2,580 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Christopher A. Thomas (Donelsonville, GA) / Dustin Cunde (Marianna, FL), 34.60 on 4, $3,590 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Charlie A. Day (Brewton, AL) / Richard A. Garcia (Notasulga, AL), 31.48 on 4, $3,500 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $224,360 Roper’s Pot ~ $151,242 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $23,432 Return to Roper ~ 77.9%

an Angelo, Texas is a rodeo town and caters to the “Cowboy Way” of life. On June 9-12, 2011 it was all about the sport of team roping. The USTRC blew into town for the annual West Texas Championships held at the 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena. Team ropers from nine different states as far away as Florida and Hawaii came to claim their share of the great prizes and awesome payout. The event began with the Open Division and the team of Speed Williams from Deleon, Texas and Kory Koontz from Sudan, Texas partnered up to claim first place in the Average. The team posted a time of 36.37 seconds on five steers and claimed trophy leather rope bags, $2,946 plus ten points for the US Open Tour. Second place was the world champion team of

Open Speed Williams (De Leon, TX) / Kory Koontz (Sudan, TX), 36.37 on 5, $2,946

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#15 David Valenzuela Boerne, TX Casey L. Cordell Del Rio, TX Brad D. Culpepper Ashburn, GA Jimmy D. Tanner Tifton, GA Jeff Hilton Olney, TX Jimmy D. Tanner Tifton, GA Tyler Wojciechowski Tarpley, TX Kaleb E. Driggers Albany, GA Drew A. Horner Plano, TX Wesley J. Thorp Throckmorton, TX #13 Ladd Hughes Christoval, TX Cody V. Springer Aspermont, TX Andrew Wong Kapaau, HI Kingston K. Chang Wright, KS Twister G. Vinson Hawley, TX Wesley J. Thorp Throckmorton, TX Tyler T. Riggan Snyder, TX Wesley J. Thorp Throckmorton, TX #12 Junior Cervantes Odessa, TX Bubba G. Garcia Odessa, TX Wayne Smith Dickens, TX Tyler Sieber Whitehouse, TX Ladd Hughes Christoval, TX Clay B. Hale Ozona, TX Daulton R. Beam Alpine, TX Russell Garlick Balmorhea, TX #11 Ben G. Pierce Wolfforth, TX Grady J. Pierce Wolfforth, TX Jake Stephenson Gouldbusk, TX Colton Lee Santa Anna, TX Sidney Stewart Stanton, TX Kenny W. Stewart Stanton, TX

with a time of 34.72 seconds on four steers. The win gave them $2,696, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Greg Lopez and Jorge Urenda and third place went to Freddy Moore and Ricky Garcia. The Snyder, Texas team of Tyler Riggan and Donald Bradshaw won the Incentive Average. Wallace Townsend and Gary Jacobs won the Century Bonus. Hobie Bolin and Kip Middleton teamed up to win first place in the Average of the #12 Division. They were 36.10 seconds on four steers and earned $3,842, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Junior Cervantes and Bubba Garcia. Wayne Smith from Dickens, Texas and Tyler Sieber of Whitehouse, Texas won third place. The father/son team of Ben and Grady Pierce won the Incentive Average. The first roping on day number three of the West Texas Championships was the #11 Division. Wesley Troyer of Brownwood, Texas and Colton Lee of Blanket, Texas took first place in the Average with a time of 34.78 second on four steers. The win paid them $5,400, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place

Junior Cervantes Odessa, TX Richard R. Chaves Combine, TX Vance L. Walters Cayuga, TX #10 Sidney Stewart Stanton, TX Kenny W. Stewart Stanton, TX Duke Barker Odessa, TX Rex L. Prather Post, TX Ryder Lee Santa Anna, TX Warren D. Reeh Comfort, TX Russell Prather Lubbock, TX Rex L. Prather Post, TX Charlie Newson Waring, TX Troy Latson Abilene, TX #9 Charlie Newson Waring, TX Troy Latson Abilene, TX Elton D. Heine Bertram, TX Victor R. Keilman D’Hanis, TX Roy D. Mendenhall Moore, TX Victor R. Keilman D’Hanis, TX Scott Fiedler Kerrville, TX Marvin P. Wilson Junction, TX Kevin T. Hall Post, TX Jay Lott Post, TX Elton D. Heine Bertram, TX Warren D. Reeh Comfort, TX

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Clay Tryan and Patrick Smith and third went to world champion Trevor Brazile and Smith. David Valenzuela from Boerne, Texas and Casey Cordell from Del Rio, Texas won the Incentive Average. The #15 Division welcomed the team of Jeff Hilton and Cody Springer to the winners circle. They won first place in the Average with a time of 47.73 seconds on five steers. The win gave them $1,618, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Brad Culpepper and Jimmy Tanner and third place was Hilton and Tanner. Leander, Texas header Laramie Allen teamed up with Wright, Kansas heeler Kingston Chang to finish first place in the Average of the #13 Division. They were 45.16 seconds on five steers and took home $3,728, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Ladd Hughes and Cody Springer and third place went to Andrew Wong of Kapaau, Hawaii and Chang. In the Gold Plus Division, the team of Walt Arnold and Ty Murphy were the guys to beat. They won the Average

#12 Hobie C. Bolin Colorado City, TX Kip Middleton Levelland, TX #11 Wesley Troyer Brownwood, TX Colton Lee Santa Anna, TX Cole D. Manahan Novice, TX Reece Fulbright Seguin, TX #10 Phil Stroud Midland, TX Kenny W. Stewart Stanton, TX Jordyn W. Carter Rowland Shallowater, TX Chance Bownds Shallowater, TX #9 Jimmy Hibler Bertram, TX Warren D. Reeh Comfort, TX Nikki L. Rainey Bandera, TX Wade Blake Yancey, TX Richard R. Chaves Combine, TX Cooper L. Bane Athens, TX #8 Joe M. Stoker Cross Plains, TX Paul Holton Cisco, TX Pepe Martinez San Antonio, TX Marco A. Rodriguez Flores San Antonio, TX James A. Williams Brady, TX Bob K. Moore Brady, TX R. W. Daskevich Eastland, TX Laramie Allen Leander, TX A. J. Rodriguez Mission, TX Dave G. Robertson Perrin, TX Ryon Hughes Odessa, TX Cody J. Hughes Odessa, TX

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was Cole Manahan and Reece Fulbright and third place went to Jake Stephenson and Lee. Sidney and Kenny Stewart won the Incentive Average and fourth in the main Average. Kenny Stewart carried his winning momentum into the #10 Division. He partnered with header Phil Stroud to finish first place in the main Average. The team won $5,834, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jordyn Carter Rowland and Chance Bownds and third place was Duke Barker and Rex Prather. Charlie Newson of Waring, Texas and Troy Latson of Abilene, Texas won the Incentive Average. The final day of competition began with the #9 Division. Jimmy Hibler of Bertram, Texas and Warren Reeh of Comfort, Texas finished first place in the main Average. They won $6,854, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Nikki Rainey and Wade Blake and third place went to Richard Chaves, Jr. and Cooper Bane. The team of Joe Stoker and Paul Holton finished first place in the Incentive Average. The #8 Pick/Draw was exciting right down to the wire. The team of Pepe Martinez from San Antonio, Texas and

Marco Rodriguez Flores also from San Antonio won the Average. They were 31.50 seconds on three steers and won $4,090, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was James Williams and Bob Moore and third place went to R.W. Daskevich and Laramie Allen. The West Texas Championships was a great event and provided USTRC members with a great place to win some awesome prizes and great cash. n

#15 Jeff Hilton (Olney, TX) / Cody V. Springer (Aspermont, TX), 47.73 on 5, $1,618 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#13 Laramie Allen (Leander, TX) / Kingston K. Chang (Wright, KS), 45.16 on 5, $3,728 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Hobie C. Bolin (Colorado City, TX) / Kip Middleton (Levelland, TX), 36.10 on 4, $3,842 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Wesley Troyer (Brownwood, TX) / Colton Lee (Santa Anna, TX), 34.78 on 4, $5,400 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Phil Stroud (Midland, TX) / Kenny W. Stewart (Stanton, TX), 36.82 on 4, $5,834 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Jimmy Hibler (Bertram, TX) / Warren D. Reeh (Comfort, TX), 41.58 on 4, $6,854 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Pepe Martinez (San Antonio, TX) / Marco A. Rodriguez Flores (San Antonio, TX), 31.50 on 3, $4,090 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#15 Brit J. Ellerman (Ft. Lupton, CO) / Chad Wahlert (Eaton, CO), 49.54 on 5, $619 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

eam roping is alive and well in cool, colorful Colorado. The Western Colorado Championships was held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction, Colorado. The event took place June 10-12, 2011 and was produced by Jeff Smith and his crew. The first roping of the day was the #15 Division. Chad Wahlert from Eaton, Colorado was the star of the roping. He finished first and second in the main Average. The team of Britt Ellerman from Fort Lupton, Colorado and Wahlert won the Average with a time of 49.54 seconds on five steers. Second place was Nick Pullera and Wahlert and third place went to Kelson Robinson and Brian Roundy. Crownpoint, New Mexico ropers teamed up to win the Average of the #13 Division. The team of Jeremiah and Shane Jodie won the Average with a time of 48.17 seconds on five steers. They won $1,181, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Jerry McKay and Travis Bounds and third place was Dale Brandon 94 / AUGUST 2011

and Bounds. Lynn Campbell of Mack, Colorado and Dean Raine from Loma, Colorado teamed up to win the Average of the #12 Division. They were 36.63 seconds on four steers and took the top honors. They won $1,950, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cass Raine and Michael Baleztena. Third place went to Kelly and Coy Hildreth both from Gunnison, Colorado. Dale Brandon and Derek Younger both from Grand Junction, Colorado won the Incentive Average. The second day of team roping action began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. Tommy Thompson from Yellow Jacket, Colorado and Hank Bounds from Palisade, Colorado were the champions of the roping. They were 39.71 seconds on four steers to secure the win. They received $1,600, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Branden Edwards and Chris Hogan and third place went to Bill and Lucas Hogan. Bill and Lucas also won the Incentive Average.

#13 Jeremiah S. Jodie (Crownpoint, NM) / Shane Jodie (Crownpoint, NM), 48.17 on 5, $1,181 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Lynn H. Campbell (Mack, CO) / Dean O. Raine (Loma, CO), 36.63 on 4, $1,950 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Nick L. Pullara Fountain, CO Chad Wahlert Eaton, CO Kelson Robinson Salina, UT Brian K. Roundy Richfield, UT Justin D. Young Phoenix, AZ Chad Wahlert Eaton, CO Clayton B. Slick Crownpoint, NM Shane Jodie Crownpoint, NM #13 Jerry L. McKay Loma, CO Travis L. Bounds Clifton, CO Dale Brandon Grand Junction, CO Travis L. Bounds Clifton, CO Clayton B. Slick Crownpoint, NM Shane Jodie Crownpoint, NM Lynn H. Campbell Loma, CO Derek P. Younger Grand Junction, CO #12 Cass D. Raine Loma, CO Michael J. Baleztena Loma, CO Kelly D. Hildreth Gunnison, CO Coy Hildreth Gunnison, CO Branden K. Edwards Grand Junction, CO Chris Hogan Brighton, CO Jerry L. McKay Loma, CO Travis L. Bounds Clifton, CO #11 Dale Brandon Grand Junction, CO Derek P. Younger Grand Junction, CO Dustin R. Flohr Rifle, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Brad A. O’Neal Salida, CO Steve Whinnery Powderhorn, CO

Eric D. Christensen Olathe, CO Court B. Will Silt, CO Dustin B. Bennett Roosevelt, UT Bob B. Caldwell Roosevelt, UT #10 Ralph Carty Montrose, CO Larry J. Borrego Pueblo West, CO Ralph Carty Montrose, CO Frank Weidner Stanfield, AZ Cass D. Raine Loma, CO Jerry L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Cass D. Raine Loma, CO Roger Wilde Loma, CO Jake T. Carver Ridgeway, CO Coy Hildreth Gunnison, CO #9 Jake T. Carver Ridgeway, CO Frank Weidner Stanfield, AZ Larry Wehling Grand Junction, CO Heath T. Miller Delta, CO Clay B. Foulk Craig, CO Rusty Taylor Craig, CO Dustin R. Cannon Delta, CO Bret J. Garrison Fruita, CO John McCollum Montrose, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO

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Pat Averett from Delta, Colorado and Michael Baleztena from Loma, Colorado won the Average of the #11 Division with a time of 35.55 seconds on four. They earned $2,853, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place

went to Dustin Flohr and Jeff Satterfield and third place was Brad O’Neal and Steve Whinnery. Ralph Carty and Larry Borrego won the Incentive Average. Durango, Colorado and Delta, Colorado teamed up to win the Average of the #10 Division. Rusty VanSoele and Ken Norell were the champions of the roping. They were 33.25 seconds on four steers and earned $3,336, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ralph Carty and Frank Weidner and third place went to Cass Raine and Jerry Satterfield. Weidner also won the Incentive Average heeling for Jake Carver JKye Wientjes and Ken Norrell were first place in the #9 Division by catching four steers in 40.06 seconds. They won $4,304, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team also won the Incentive Average. Second place went to Joseph White and Court Will and third was Larry Wehling and Heath Miller. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Slade Witbeck from Vernal, Utah and Pome Camilletti

#15 Brit J. Ellerman Ft. Lupton, CO Chad Wahlert Eaton, CO #13 Jeremiah S. Jodie Crownpoint, NM Shane Jodie Crownpoint, NM #12 Lynn H. Campbell Loma, CO Dean O. Raine Loma, CO #11 Pat G. Averett Delta, CO Michael J. Baleztena Loma, CO #10 Rusty VanSoelen Durango, CO Ken Norell Delta, CO #9 JKye R. Wientjes Delta, CO Ken Norell Delta, CO Joseph A. White Olathe, CO Court B. Will Silt, CO #8 JKye R. Wientjes Delta, CO Ken Norell Delta, CO Slade G. Witbeck Vernal, UT Pome E. Camilletti Loma, CO Marc Wagner Grand Junction, CO Ed Duran Delta, CO Dana J. Irwen Delta, CO Brad Gordanier Dolores, CO Clay B. Foulk Craig, CO Bob D. Smith Montrose, CO Dustin R. Cannon Delta, CO Mac Stratman Gunnison, CO

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from Loma, Colorado were the champions of the roping. They were 30.47 seconds on three steers to win first place and take home $3,195, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Marc Wagner and Ed Duran and third place was Dana Irwen and Brad Gordanier. Both teams received trophy Gist buckles. The Western Colorado Championships was a great event. Team ropers from all over enjoyed the opportunity to compete for the excellent prize line and the awesome cash payout. n

#11 Pat G. Averett (Delta, CO) / Michael J. Baleztena (Loma, CO), 35.55 on 4, $2,853 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Rusty VanSoelen (Durango, CO) / Ken E. Norell (Delta, CO), 33.25 on 4, $3,336 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 JKye R. Wientjes (Delta, CO) / Ken E. Norell (Delta, CO), 40.06 on 4, $4,304 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Slade G. Witbeck (Vernal, UT) / Pome E. Camilletti (Loma, CO), 30.47 on 3, $3,195 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $138,720 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $96,483 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $8,838 Return to Roper ~ 75.9%

he North Arkansas Classic made the move back to its original home this year at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Berryville, Arkansas. Rope the Ozarks and Kevin Hall produced the annual event and it went off without a hitch. The team of Garrett Mooney form Ozark, Arkansas and Rusty Sims from Springfield, Arkansas won the Average of the Open Division with a time of 42.88 seconds on five steers. Second place went to Dustin Hodge and Tyler Worley, both from Berryville, and third place was Jonathan Irby and Justin Pruitt. Hodge and Worley also won the Incentive Average. The #15 Division was next on the agenda and the winning team was hometown header Chance Biggerstaff and Hodge. They were 35.81 seconds on five steers and earned $1,820, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy leather halters. Second place was Biggerstaff and Doyle Scrivner and third place went to Payden Emmett and Billie Jack Saebens. The #13 Division winners were Benjamin Cox from Hot Springs, Arkansas and Tater Lux from Mulberry, Arkansas. They caught five steers in 39.21 seconds. The feat gave them $2,100, trophy leather halters and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Ron Phelps and Saebens from Missouri and Arkansas. The third place finishers were Ralph Williams and David Vaught. The #12 Division winners were Aaron Davis from Springdale, Arkansas and Clayton Beavers from Dardanelle,

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Arkansas as they caught four steers in a time of 38.13 seconds. The win was worth $1,810, trophy leather halters and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Junior McKinney and Perry McCance both from Berryville. McKinney and McCance also won the Incentive Average. The third place team was Mike Huckabee and Josh Hamby. The Gold Plus Division was exciting all the way down to the very last steer. When it was all said and done, the team of Brent Bartlett from Russellville, Arkansas and Adam Brown from Beebe, Arkansas won the Average with a time of 33.13 seconds on four steers. They took home $1,810, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Bruce Barnett and Josh Hamby were second place and the third place team was Keith Holbrook and Clayton Beavers. The team of Danny Ruggles and Eddie Cole won the Incentive Average. The #10 Division champions were Nicholas Taylor from Havana, Arkansas and Jack Wilburn from Belleville, Arkansas as they finished the roping with a time of 39.55 seconds on four steers. They won $3,700, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team also won the Incentive Average. Second place was Joe Strong and Tom Bridges with a time of 50.10 seconds on four and third place went to Barry

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#15 Dustin L. Hodge Berryville, AR Tyler D. Worley Berryville, AR Chance R. Biggerstaff Berryville, AR Doyle Scrivner Harrison, AR Payden C. Emmett Ponca, AR Billie Jack Saebens Peru, KS Dustin L. Hodge Berryville, AR Rusty M. Sims Springfield, AR Chase Berma AR Justin L. Pruitt Greenbrier, AR #13 Ron L. Phelps Carterville, MO Billie Jack Saebens Peru, KS Ralph E. Williams Skiatook, OK David Vaught Cassville, MO Chase Berma AR James L. Miller Dardanelle, AR Ron L. Phelps Carterville, MO Doyle Scrivner Harrison, AR #12 Junior McKinney Berryville, AR Perry L. McCance Berryville, AR Mike Huckabee Poughkeepsie, AR Josh D. Hamby West Plains, MO Ronnie Carter Berryville, AR Tater Lux Mulberry, AR Logan J. Allen Spokane, MO Jimmie L. Allen Spokane, MO #11 Junior McKinney Berryville, AR Perry L. McCance Berryville, AR Nicholas Taylor Havana, AR James L. Miller Dardanelle, AR

#15 Chance R. Biggerstaff (Berryville, AR) / Dustin L. Hodge (Berryville, AR), 35.81 on 5, $1,820 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Danny Ruggles Hackett, AR Codee Reynolds Huntsville, AR Aaron A. Brady Perkins, OK David Craycraft Perkins, OK Nicholas Taylor Havana, AR Clayton J. Beavers Dardanelle, AR #10 Dalton C. Turner Sidney, AR Josh D. Hamby West Plains, MO Joe Strong Gainesville, MO Tom W. Bridges Viola, AR Barry M. Allen Jay, OK Roy L. Cox Spiro, OK Aaron B. Davis Springdale, AR Chad Daniels Springdale, AR Greg W. Neighbors Heber Springs, AR Dusty P. Cooper Melbourne, AR #9 Nicholas Taylor Havana, AR Jack E. Wilburn Belleville, AR Brent Hudson Russellville, AR Bill Duncan Dardanelle, AR Johnathon Cathey Russellville, AR Chris R. Brumley Fayetteville, AR Chad M. Orrick Imboden, AR Hadley W. DeShazo Salem, AR Steve D. Massey Rogersville, MO Larry D. Vaught Cassville, MO

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Allen and Roy Cox. Greg Neighbors from Heber Springs, Arkansas and Mike Rider from Wideman, Arkansas won the Average in the #9 Division. They completed the roping with a time of 36.20 seconds on four steers and earned $5,200, plus trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Brent Hudson and Kirk Delk and third place went to Brent Hudson and Bill Duncan. Hudson and Duncan also won the Incentive Average with a time of 28.41 seconds on three steers. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Odell Hastings and Jessie Hill were 26.78 seconds on three steers and won the Average. The win gave the team $3,740, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Jason Taylor and Bradley Newberry and they received $2,490, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Third place was Eason Dearen and Ty Crawford. The North Arkansas Classic came to a close and ropers were pleased with the event. They traveled far and wide to enjoy the great production and the wonderful USTRC team roping experience. n

#15 Chance R. Biggerstaff Berryville, AR Dustin L. Hodge Berryville, AR #13 Benjamin L. Cox Hot Springs, AR Tater Lux Mulberry, AR #12 Aaron B. Davis Springdale, AR Clayton J. Beavers Dardanelle, AR #11 Shane R. McCall Blossom, TX Perry L. McCance Berryville, AR #10 Nicholas Taylor Havana, AR Jack E. Wilburn Belleville, AR #9 Greg W. Neighbors Heber Springs, AR Mike K. Rider Wideman, AR Brent Hudson Russellville, AR Kirk W. Delk Harrison, AR #8 Brent Hudson Russellville, AR Bill Duncan Dardanelle, AR Odell Hastings Poplar Bluff, MO Jessie D. Hill Springdale, AR Jason S. Taylor Boyce, LA Bradley Newberry Huntsville, AR Eason E. Dearen Imboden, AR Ty W. Crawford Gainesville, MO Johnathon Cathey Russellville, AR Brent Hudson Russellville, AR David R. Aldrich Marionville, MO Alan B. Hale Doniphan, MO

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#12 Aaron B. Davis (Springdale, AR) / Clayton J. Beavers (Dardanelle, AR), 38.13 on 4, $1,810 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Benjamin L. Cox (Hot Springs, AR) / Tater Lux (Mulberry, AR), 39.21 on 5, $2,100 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each #11 Shane R. McCall (Blossom, TX) / Perry L. McCance (Berryville, AR), 41.95 on 4, $3,560 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Nicholas Taylor (Havana, AR) / Jack E. Wilburn, Jr. (Belleville, AR), 39.55 on 4, $3,700 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Odell Hastings (Poplar Bluff, MO) / Jessie D. Hill (Springdale, AR), 26.78 on 3, $3,740 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Greg W. Neighbors (Heber Springs, AR) / Mike K. Rider (Wideman, AR), 36.20 on 4, $5,200 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Prizeline ~ $17,784 Return to Roper ~ 76%

eavy flooding in Iowa forced producers Jeff Smith and Ike and Mary Cox to move the Iowa Championships to higher ground. Well, it may not have been higher ground, but it certainly was dryer ground. The event moved to the Hickory Hill Arena in Bethany, Missouri. It was a positive move and the roping was a big success. The event began June 17, 2011 and finished up on the 19. The team of Casper May from Pryor Creek, Oklahoma and Dawson McMaster from Alva, Oklahoma won the Average and the Incentive Average of the Open Division. They also won the fast time overall. Second place went to Ryon VonAhn and Mitch Murray and third place was May and Derrick Peterson. The #15 Division was next and the winning team was Ryan and Kraig VonAhn. They were 35.72 seconds on five steers and earned $1,407, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy leather rope bags. Second place was Brandon Vaske and McMaster and third place went to Tyler Johnson and Mitch Murray. The #13 Division winners were Ryan Leatherwood from Wister, Oklahoma and Kraig VonAhn from Durant, Oklahoma. They caught five steers in 41.90 seconds. The feat gave them $1,500, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex

Earnings. Second place was the team of Levi Taylor from Salina, Kansas and Enoch McGill from Maud, Oklahoma. The third place finishers were Butchie Levell and Kraig VonAhn Levi Taylor continued his winning streak in the #12 Division. He teamed up with Chase Boekhaus from Rolla, Kansas to win the Average. They caught four steers in a time of 36.97 seconds. The win was worth $1,954, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Levell and McMaster. The third place team was Danny Miller and Cody Cooper from Missouri and the Incentive champions were Rick Crites and Jeff Butler also from Missouri. The Gold Plus Division came right down to the wire as the team of Lalo Govea from Elkhorn, Wisconsin and Joe Kane from Bondurant, Iowa edged out Grant Keller and Marty Brandt both from Iowa. Govea and Kane won the Average with a time of 30.73 seconds on four steers. They took home $2,380, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Keller and Brandt were second place and the third place team was Jeff Gray and Mark Brown. The team of Gene Holm and Roger Merritt won the Incentive Average, and claimed first in the Century Bonus. Austee Anderson from Palmyra, Missouri teamed up with Enoch McGill to win the Average of the #11 Division. The pair caught four steers in 28.24 seconds and won $4,270, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Taylor Schotte and Charlie Madison from Kansas. Dave and Dexter Becker from Nebraska won third place and Tim Tyan and Wesley Miller won the Incentive Average. The #10 Division champions were T.L. Heina from Junction, City, Kansas and Billy Joe Baldonado from Shawnee Mission, Kansas as they finished the roping with a time of 32.93 seconds on four steers. They won $4,575, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was A.L. Summerlin and William Barcus also from Kansas with a time of 36.80 seconds on four and third place went to Rod Robinson and Jeremy Michaelis. The Open Incentive winners of the #10 Division were Casper C. May (Pryor Creek, OK) / Dawson McMaster (Alva, OK), 39.42 on 5, $639

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#15 Casper C. May Pryor Creek, OK Dawson McMaster Alva, OK Brandon Vaske Burt, IA Dawson McMaster Alva, OK Tyler Johnson Bucyrus, KS Mitch T. Murray Alma, KS Tyler Johnson Bucyrus, KS Derrick J. Peterson Stilwell, KS Rob Holland Overland Park, KS Luke J. Holland Hinton, OK #13 Levi M. Taylor Salina, KS Enoch McGill Maud, OK Butchie Levell Omaha, NE Kraig A. VonAhn Durant, OK Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Enoch McGill Maud, OK Levi M. Taylor Salina, KS Dawson McMaster Alva, OK #12 Butchie Levell Omaha, NE Dawson McMaster Alva, OK Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Cody B. Cooper Holt, MO Doug Hinkle Elsberry, MO Joe L. Kane Bondurant, IA Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Junior L. Macoubrie Paola, KS #11 Rick M. Crites Halfway, MO Jeff P. Butler Cosby, MO Dave Becker Beaver City, NE Dexter Becker Beaver City, NE Kirk J. Kooiker Adrian, MN Marty Brandt Clarion, IA

Austee Anderson Palmyra, MO Joe L. Kane Bondurant, IA Marty Brandt Clarion, IA Brandon Vaske Burt, IA #10 Tim E. Tyan Hayes Center, NE Wesley Miller Madison, KS Rod Robinson Newtown, MO Jeremy Michaelis Mercer, MO Levi M. Taylor Salina, KS Steve Zumbrunn Junction City, KS Gene C. Matile Elmdale, KS Steve Zumbrunn Junction City, KS Dave Becker Beaver City, NE Dexter Becker Beaver City, NE #9 Levi M. Taylor Salina, KS Steve Zumbrunn Junction City, KS Dee R. Martin Bondurant, IA Brad K. Cartwright Monroe, IA Joel P. Anderson Palmyra, MO Shaun R. Anderson Palmyra, MO Rod Robinson Newtown, MO Jack A. Hennings Blakesburg, IA Dee R. Martin Bondurant, IA Staci Lee Ann Mitchell Carbondale, KS Mike H. Fitzgerald Fort Dodge, IA Kevin Fitzgerald Granger, IA

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Levi Taylor and Steve Zumbrunn. Hunter Martin and Kevin Fitzgerald from Iowa won the Average in the #9 Division. They completed the roping with a time of 40.38 seconds on four steers and earned $5,933, plus trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Shane Bell and Phillip Standley and third place went to Dan and Clint Tobin. The Tobin team also won the Incentive Average with a time of 36.36 on three steers. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Darrell Mowen and David Kramer were 32.03 seconds on three steers and won the Average. The win gave the team $4,242, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Camden Hoelting and Cody Carlson and they received $2,828 plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Third place was Rowdy Ludemann and Jim Thell. The Iowa Championships, although held

#12 Levi M. Taylor Salina, KS Chase W. Boekhaus Rolla, KS #11 Austee Anderson Palmyra, MO Enoch McGill Maud, OK Taylor Schotte Marysville, KS Charlie F. Madison Fort Scott, KS #10 T.L. Heina Junction City, KS Billy Joe Baldonado Shawnee Mission, KS A.L. Summerlin Shawnee, KS William R. Barcus Paola, KS #9 Hunter O. Martin Bondurant, IA Kevin Fitzgerald Granger, IA Shane Bell Bogard, MO Phillip E. Standley Hale, MO Dan Tobin Pickering, MO Clint J. Tobin Maryville, MO #8 Dan Tobin Pickering, MO Clint J. Tobin Maryville, MO Darrell L. Mowen Baylis, IL David A. Kramer New Richmond, WI Camden Hoelting Olpe, KS Cody Carlson Ashland, NE Rowdy R. Ludemann Carlton, MN Jim J. Thell Wrenshall, MN Melanie D. Acklin Kansas City, MO Michael D. Melton Warrenton, MO Devin W. Garland Odessa, MO Ralph D. Samson Lacona, IA

#15 Ryan J. VonAhn Sac City, IA Kraig A. VonAhn Durant, OK #13 Ryan Leatherwood Wister, OK Kraig A. VonAhn Durant, OK

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in Missouri this year, was a big hit with the ropers. They were glad the roping made the transition to the new facility because of the dryer ground, but will be looking forward to it being back at its home location of Sidney, Iowa next year. n

#13 Ryan Leatherwood (Wister, OK) / Kraig A. VonAhn (Durant, OK), 41.90 on 5, $1,500 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Austee Anderson (Palmyra, MO) / Enoch McGill (Maud, OK), 28.24 on 4, $4,270 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Hunter O. Martin (Bondurant, IA) / Kevin Fitzgerald (Granger, IA), 40.38 on 4, $5,933 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 T.L. Heina (Junction City, KS) / Billy Joe Baldonado (Shawnee Mission, KS), 32.93 on 4, $4,575 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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from Tennessee and third place was Brother Campbell and Jerry Courson. In the #12 Division the champions were Joey Carpenter from Rutledge, Alabama and Jason Garcia from Clanton, Alabama. The team put $2,910, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings in there possession by roping four steers in 30.58 seconds. Second place went to Carpenter and Dustin Cunde and third place was Shane Overby and Dennis Moore. Jeremy Smith form Northport, Alabama and Mark Wart from Petal, Mississippi won the Incentive Average. Florida dominated the Gold Plus as Kelli Corbin from Baldwin and Jerry Courson from Lake City were the champions. They were 31.40 seconds on four steers and earned $2,100, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Steve Horne and Ed Allen, while third place went to Chris Nave and Dennis Moore. Gary Griswell and Tom Burns won the Incentive Average and the century bonus champions were Sanford King and Zane Ham. Tom Kelly and Dustin Cunde were the winning combination in the #11 Division. They were 31.18 seconds on four steers and took home $3,660, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kyle Ware continued on page 108

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ew on the USTRC schedule for the 2011 season was the North Alabama Championships. The event took place June 18-19, 2011 at the Northeast Alabama AgriBusiness Center in Rainsville, Alabama, and it was a great addition to the USTRC schedule. The team roping action began with the Open Division. Manny Cunde from Madison, Georgia teamed up with hometown heeler Shane Edmondson to win the Average. Second place went to Ross Lowry and Clint Summers and third place was Jerritt Varner and Zak Dobbins. Varner also teamed up with Rodney Melton to finish first in the Incentive Average and fourth in the main Average. Jason Jenkins from Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Nick Griffith from Danville, Alabama were the champions of the #15 Division. They were 34.62 seconds on five steers and earned $2,210, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Clint Keller and Rodney Melton finished second and Cunde and Melton finished in third place. In the #13 Division, Reid Dennis and Dale Martin put five runs together in 36.63 seconds and walked away with $2,680, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for first place. Second place was Matt Griswell and Lane Mitchell both

Open Manny Cunde Egusquiza, Jr. (Madison, GA) / Shane Edmondson (Rainsville, AL), 34.79 on 5, $910

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#15 Jason T. Jenkins (Hopkinsville, KY) / Nick J. Griffith (Danville, AL), 34.62 on 5, $2,210 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Jerritt L. Varner Red Level, AL Rodney D. Melton Pike Road, AL Clint M. Keller Winston Salem, NC Rodney D. Melton Pike Road, AL Manny Cunde Egusquiza Madison, GA Rodney D. Melton Pike Road, AL Judah C. Fleming Macon, MS Jason T. Jenkins Hopkinsville, KY Vic C. Shaw Muscle Shoals, AL #13 Matt Griswell Ramer, TN Lane Mitchell Bolivar, TN Brother Campbell Franklin, TN Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL Charlie A. Day Brewton, AL Dennis W. Moore Opp, AL Rodney W. Sanders Athens, AL Dillon Black Jasper, AL #12 Joey E. Carpenter Rutledge, AL Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL Shane Overby Morton, MS Dennis W. Moore Opp, AL Tish T. Luke Yeehaw Junction, FL Dale R. Martin Cleveland, TN West Benson Edmond, OK Zack A. Mabry Piedmont, AL #11 Jeremy W. Smith Northport, AL Mark E. Ward Petal, MS Kyle Ware Henagar, AL Billy J. Berry Rainsville, AL Brother Campbell Franklin, TN

Tom F. Burns Eagleville, TN David C. Gaddis Canton, GA Billy S. Lam Canton, GA Charlie A. Day Brewton, AL Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL #10 Howard B. Goff Elkmont, AL Jamie L. Nelms Elkmont, AL Pete E. Durden Grand Ridge, FL Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL Charlie A. Day Brewton, AL Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL Valerie J. Stepp Cleveland, TN Kevin D. Williams Crossville, AL Tish T. Luke Yeehaw Junction, FL Jason W. LaRue Bagdad, KY #9 West Benson Edmond, OK Blaine Courson Lake City, FL Angel R. Moore Albertville, AL Joe D. Jones Macon, MS T.J. Coleman Shuqualak, MS Dalton Schubert Crossville, TN Randy E. Chandler Mt. Juliet, TN Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Scott Fletcher Baldwin, FL

#15 Jason T. Jenkins Hopkinsville, KY #13 Brady Reid Dennis Donalsonville, GA Dale R. Martin Cleveland, TN #12 Joey E. Carpenter Rutledge, AL Jason S. Garcia Clanton, AL #11 Tom Kelly Clayton, AL Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL #10 Len R. Jones, Jr. Shorter, AL Jason S. Garcia Clanton, AL #9 Rocky Blackburn Dadeville, AL Adam D. Postelle Rockyface, GA #9 Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Blaine Courson Lake City, FL #8 Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Blaine Courson Lake City, FL Brandon Warhurst Russellville, AL Thomas D. Smith Lebanon, TN Heidi Banks Summerville, GA Doyle W. Powell Aiken, SC Rob Caldwell Taft, TN Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL Kyle Ware Henagar, AL Dustin Reid Piedmont, AL Lacie L. Davis Mt. Juliet, TN Randy E. Chandler Mt. Juliet, TN

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continued from page 106 and Billy Berry, both from Alabama, and third was the Tennessee team of Brother Campbell and Tom Burns. Howard Goff and Jaime Nelms won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the first day of the North Alabama Championships was the #10 Division. Len Jones teamed up with Jason Garcia to win first place in the Average. They were 31.51 seconds on four steers and received $3,890, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Pete Durden and Dustin Cunde and third was Charlie Day and Richard Garcia. West Benson from Edmond, Oklahoma and Blaine Courson from Florida won the Incentive Average. The final day of the competition began with the All Girl Division. The team of Victoria Tolbert and Tammy Fisher won

the Average. Second place was Leia Amos and Heather Benson. The #9 Division was all about the team of Rocky Blackburn from Dadeville, Alabama and Adam Postelle from Rockyface, Georgia. They were first place with a time of 34.81 seconds and thus landed a check for $4,710, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kelli Corbin and Blaine Courson. They also won the Incentive Average. Brandon Warhurst from Russellville, Alabama and Thomas Smith from Lebanon, Tennessee were the first place team in the #8 Pick/Draw. They were 28.79 seconds on three steers and won $2,950, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Heidi Banks and Doyle Powell, while third place went to Rob Caldwell and Richard Garcia. n

#13 Brady Reid Dennis (Donalsonville, GA) / Dale R. Martin (Cleveland, TN), 36.63 on 5, $2,680 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Joey E. Carpenter (Rutledge, AL) / Jason S. Garcia (Clanton, AL), 30.58 on 4, $2,910 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each #11 Tom Kelly (Clayton, AL) / Dustin Cunde (Marianna, FL), 31.18 on 4, $3,660 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Prizeline ~ $17,715 Return to Roper ~ 84.4%

he USTRC moved the West Coast Regional Finals to September and so to fill the void they added the Wine Country Classic at the California Mid State Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, California on June 24-26, 2011. The event was one that ropers enjoyed. Chris White from Shandon, California and Travis Stewart from Janesville, California teamed up to win the Incentive Average and the main Average of the Open Division. Tammy White from Los Osos, California and Angel Crosthwaite from Heppner, Oregon were the champions of the #15 Division. They were 44.50 seconds on five steers and took the top honors. They received $1,266, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Dar Perez and Bill Finks and third place was White and Stewart. Cousins Dalton Pearce and Sterling Twisselman both from San Luis Obispo, California were the first place finishers in the #13 Division. They were 44.80 seconds on five steers and landed $1,988, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Lane Santos Karney and

Twisselman and third place was Kalai Nobriga and Cody Parker. Hawaii header Brian Anderson teamed up with Cody Parker to win the Average in the #12 Division. They were 33.32 seconds on four steers and took home $2,368, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Karney and Gary Gist, while third place went to Kullen Burk and Scott Hutchins. Dean Drosos from Gilbert Arizona and Clint Nicholson from Morro Bay, California won the Incentive. The second day of the Wine Country Classic began with the #12 Gold Plus. The winners were Alison Grantham from Creston, California and Scott Hutchings from San Miguel, California. They were 35.79 seconds on four steers and won $1,928, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ryan White and Aletha “Peewee” Barkley, while third place went to Ryan Browder and Gary Gist. Jill Johnson and Glenn Teixeira won the Incentive Average. Cody Golding from Atascadero, California was the star of the#11 Division. The header took first and second in the main Average. He and Danny Leslie from San Miguel, California

#15 Tammy White (Los Osos, CA) / Angel Crosthwaite (Heppner, OR), 44.50 on 5, $1,266 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Dalton R. Pearce (San Luis Obispo, CA) / Sterling C. Twisselman (San Luis Obispo, CA), 44.80 on 5, $1,988 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Cody M. Golding (Atascadero, CA) / Danny L. Leslie (San Miguel, CA), 34.61 on 4, $3,126 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

were the champions with a time of 34.61, seconds on four steers. They won $3,126, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Golding and Karney and third went to Ryan Hageman and Danny Fleming. Hageman and Ryan Southwick won the Incentive Average.

#15 Clint White Shandon, CA Travis M. Stewart Janesville, CA Dar Perez Castaic, CA Bill Finks Janesville, CA Clint White Shandon, CA Travis M. Stewart Janesville, CA Kalai Nobriga Kealakekua, HI Bill Finks Janesville, CA Dean Drosos Gilbert, AZ Bill Finks Janesville, CA #13 Lane Santos Karney Creston, CA Sterling C. Twisselman San Luis Obispo, CA Kalai Nobriga Kealakekua, HI Cody Parker Williams, CA James R. Grantham Creston, CA Scott W. Hutchins San Miguel, CA Lane Santos Karney Creston, CA Dillon J. Wingereid Santa Ynez, CA #12 Lane Santos Karney Creston, CA Gary Gist Placerville, CA Kullen S. Burk Atascadero, CA Scott W. Hutchins San Miguel, CA Doyle T. Hoskins Chualar, CA Dalton R. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA Steve Freed Beverly Hills, CA #11 Dean Drosos Gilbert, AZ Cody M. Golding Atascadero, CA Lane Santos Karney Creston, CA

Hometown header Pete Clark teamed up with Clint Pearce to win the Average of the #10 Division. The team was 37.08 seconds on four steers and won $3,482, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ryan Browder and Tim Peltzer and third was Cathie and Rowly Twisselman. The Incentive champions out of the roping were Larry McGrady and Christopher Smith. The winners of the #9 Division were Diane Schieltz and John Richardson. They were 45.11 seconds on four steers and took home $3,908, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Doug Lester and Matt Schieltz and third place was Rob Gerner and Terry Holiday. Jill Johnson and Tim Peltzer won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Larry McGrady and Manuel Jorge won the Average with a time of 37.39 seconds on three steers. They won $2,138, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Connie Pearce and Tim Peltzer and third was Travis Rich and Erik Wayne Pybas. n

Ryan M. Hageman Nipomo, CA Danny J. Fleming Santa Maria, CA Tristan Ruffoni Arroyo Grande, CA Lane Santos Karney Creston, CA Brian Anderson Kamuela, HI Scott W. Hutchins San Miguel, CA #10 Ryan M. Hageman Nipomo, CA Ryan T. Southwick Santa Maria, CA Ryan Browder San Luis Obispo, CA Tim Peltzer Terra Bella, CA Cathie A. Twisselman Santa Margarita, CA Rowly Twisselman Santa Margarita, CA Jill E. Johnson New Cuyama, CA Scott W. Hutchins San Miguel, CA Mackenzie E. Chambers Chico, CA R.J. Chambers Chico, CA #9 Larry T. McGrady Hollister, CA Christopher C. Smith Gilbert, AZ Doug W. Lester Cayucos, CA Matt Schieltz Somis, CA Rob Gerner Hinkley, CA Terry L. Holliday Barstow, CA Eric A. White Santa Rosa, CA Ron L. Hognestad Hopland, CA Tee M. Lewis Los Banos, CA Manuel P. Jorge Santa Maria, CA

#15 Tammy White Los Osos, CA Angel Crosthwaite Heppner, OR #13 Dalton R. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA Sterling C. Twisselman San Luis Obispo, CA #12 Brian Anderson Kamuela, HI Cody Parker Williams, CA #11 Cody M. Golding Atascadero, CA Danny L. Leslie San Miguel, CA #10 Pete Clark Paso Robles , CA Clint R. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA #9 Diane Schieltz Somis, CA John E. Richardson Canyon Country, CA #8 Jill E. Johnson New Cuyama, CA Tim Peltzer Terra Bella, CA Larry T. McGrady Hollister, CA Manuel P. Jorge Santa Maria, CA Connie M. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA Tim Peltzer Terra Bella, CA Travis Rich San Luis Obispo, CA Erik Wayne Pybas Lompoc, CA Nahe K. Nobriga Kealakekua, HI Lori L. Nevis Wilton, CA Jill E. Johnson New Cuyama, CA Wayne Suchorski Cedarville, CA

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#8 Larry T. McGrady (Hollister, CA) / Manuel P. Jorge (Santa Maria, CA), 37.39 on 3, $2,138 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Pete Clark (Paso Robles , CA) / Clint R. Pearce (San Luis Obispo, CA), 37.08 on 4, $3,482 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $169,620 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $115,556 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $13,188 Return to Roper ~ 75.9%

as Vegas, New Mexico is the home of the Lasso Del Norte and The Santa Fe Trail Events Center is the perfect location for the annual event. The USTRC team roping event is produced by Kenny and Marsha Zamora and took place June 23-26, 2011. PRCA World Champion team ropers Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith teamed up to win the Average of the Open Division. They were 37.06 seconds on five steers and won $3,612 and ten points for the US Open Tour. Second place went to Chad Masters and Travis Graves and third place was Aaron Tsinigine and Rudy Yazzie. J.C. Archuleta and Roy Montoya both from New Mexico won the Incentive Average and fourth in the main Average. Cullen Teller from Maricopa, Arizona was the stand out heeler in the #15 Division. He finished first and second in the main Average. Teller and Chase Massengill from Santa Fe, New Mexico won the Average with a time of 37.12 second on five steers. They earned $1,904, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second was Chance Kiehne and Teller and third place went to Dick Lenard and Todd Wilson. Colorado emerged on top in the #13 Division. Trice Watts from Eads and Trevor Kirchenschlager

from Yuma won the Average. They were 38.65 seconds on five steers and earned $3,118, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Dick Lenard and Justin Price and third place went to Clay Smith from Portales, New Mexico and Jonathan Torres from Florida. The hometown team of Adam Esquibel and Brandon Baca were the number one team of the #12 Division. They were 32.19 seconds on four steers and won $3,380, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Rick Jump and Randy Sanchez. Third place was the youngsters Cody Mirabal and Trey Yates. Bill Rasberry and Terry Leatherwood won the Incentive Average and fifth in the main Average. The third day of roping competition at the Lasso Del Norte

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Open Trevor Brazile (Decatur, TX) / Patrick A. Smith (Lipan, TX), 37.06 on 5, $3,612

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#15 Chase C. Massengill (Sante Fe, NM) / Cullen G. Teller (Maricopa, AZ), 37.12 on 5, $1,904 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. The team of Lance Crist from Texas teamed up with Scott Morlan from Colorado to win the Average. They were 30.42 seconds on four steers and claimed $2,512, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tina Godfrey and Nick Sciacca and

#15 J.C. Archuleta Las Vegas, NM Roy J. Montoya Sapello, NM Chance W. Kiehne Springerville, AZ Cullen G. Teller Maricopa, AZ Dick Lenard Penrose, CO Todd Wilson Limon, CO Bode W. Baize Anthony, NM Johnny B. Salvo Datil, NM Monroe D. Timberlake Hereford, TX Justin R. Price Laveta, CO #13 Dick Lenard Penrose, CO Justin R. Price Laveta, CO Clay C. Smith Portales, NM Jonathan J. Torres Bell City, LA Randy C. Morlan Hasty, CO Scott L. Morlan Las Animas, CO Carlos V. Ortiz Tucumcari, NM Charles Tenorio Los Lunas, NM #12 Rick R. Jump Belen, NM Randy R. Sanchez Jarales, NM Cody J. Mirabal Grants, NM Trey D. Yates Pueblo, CO Clay C. Smith Portales, NM Chad Helmer Clovis, NM Bill Rasberry Wheeler, TX Terry D. Leatherwood Grady, NM #11 Bill Rasberry Wheeler, TX Terry D. Leatherwood Grady, NM Nicole Sweazea Mountainair, NM

third place was Godfrey and Morlan. The team of Vincente Guerrero and Cavin Jacobs won the Incentive while Carlos Ortiz and Brian Potter won the Century Bonus. Jesse Rogers from Bloomfield, New Mexico and Brandon Baca form Las Vegas, New Mexico teamed up to win the

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Average of the #11 Division. They finished the roping with a time of 32.59 seconds and won $3,694, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Nicole Sweazea and Brandon Baca and third place was Russ Long and Rudy Benavidez. The Incentive win went to Fernando Gonzales and Kyon Kreutzer. Oklahoma and Colorado teamed up to win the Average of the #10. Johnnie Dougherty and Joaquin Huntington were first place with a time of 37.03 seconds on four. They won $4,498, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Julie Gibson and Kyle Encinias and third place was Dallas Kiker and Carl Sweazea. Juan Carpio and Bill Brunelli won the Incentive Average.

Carpio carried his winning ways into the #9 Division as he and Gerardo Villalba won the Incentive Average and the main Average. They were 36.10 second on four steers. The wins landed them $6,284, trophy Martin saddles, trophy Gist buckles and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Dallas Kiker and Rick Sinclair and third place was Emmanuel Lucero and Clinton Bilbrey. Villalba then went into the #8 Pick/Draw ready for anything. He teamed up with Erasmo Ochoa and the duo won the Average. They were 27.43 seconds on three steers and won first place. They took home $3,318, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second was Steve Chavez and Jose Coronado and third was Jorge Diaz and Frank Fisher. n

#13 Trice M. Watts (Eads, CO) / Trevor Kirchenschlager (Yuma, CO), 38.65 on 5, $3,118 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Adam R. Esquibel (Las Vegas, NM) / Brandon E. Baca (Las Vegas, NM), 32.19 on 4, $3,380 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Johnnie C. Dougherty (Texhoma, OK) / Joaquin Huntington (Hesperus, CO), 37.03 on 4, $4,498 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Juan Carpio (Santa Fe, NM) / Gerardo Villalba (Santa Fe, NM), 36.10 on 4, $5,484 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#8 Erasmo Ochoa (Santa Fe, NM) / Gerardo Villalba (Santa Fe, NM), 27.43 on 3, $3,318 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $98,100 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $66,708 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $13,200

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Return to Roper ~ 81.5%

Open Steve Purcella (Hereford, TX) / Jaytin McCright (Amarillo, TX), 45.48 on 4, $200

he Red Desert Classic in Rock Springs, Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Events Center kicked into gear on Friday afternoon, June 24, 2011 and ran through June 26. The weather was wonderful and the facility was just right for the event. The Open Division was the first roping on the docket. The team of Steve Purcella from Hereford, Texas and Jaytin McCright from Amarillo, Texas teamed up to win the Average of the Open Division with a time of 45.48 seconds on four steers. Next was the #15 Division. Matthew Pineda from Kamas, Utah teamed up with Dan Scarbrough from Plain City, Utah to win the Average with a time of 33.89 seconds on three steers. They won trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second went to Rick and Jimmi Jo Montera from Greeley, Colorado. The Montera team also won the fast time of the roping. Third place was Matthew Pineda and Jade Willis. Rick Montera was the star of the #13 Division. He qualified to the short round in the first and second call back position. When it was all said and done Montera finished first place in 124 / AUGUST 2011

the Average with partner Nick Nichols from Boulder, Wyoming. The team won $1,070, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. He finished second with his wife Jimmi Jo. Third place in the roping went to Archie Chant and Nichols and fourth was Bill Kennedy and Jade Willis both from Randolph, Utah. The second day of team roping action began with the Gold Plus Division. The team of Shawn Whetten from Syracuse, Utah and Austin Christensen from Salem, Utah qualified to the short round in the high back position. They were 9.81 on their final steer and took the top honors in the roping. They finished the roping with a time of 39.01 on four steers and won $1,312, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Shane Thomson and Nick Nichols and third place was Jim Rose and Earl Higgins. Rose and Higgins were also the Century Bonus winners. The team of Bill Kennedy and Bill Cornia won the Incentive Average. Whetten used the momentum from the Gold Plus Division to carry him into the #12 Division. He and Bob Caldwell

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#15 Matthew A. Pineda (Kamas, UT) / Dan Scarbrough (Plain City, UT), 29.89 on 3, $468 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Rick A. Montera Greeley, CO Jimmi Jo Montera Greeley, CO Matthew A. Pineda Kamas, UT Jade Willis Randolph, UT #13 Rick A. Montera Greeley, CO Jimmi Jo Montera Greeley, CO J. Archie Chant Rock Springs, WY Nick Nichols Boulder, WY Bill D. Kennedy Randolph, UT Jade Willis Randolph, UT Dustin B. Bennett Roosevelt, UT Dan Scarbrough Plain City, UT #12 Corey Whinnery Powderhorn, CO Latigo B. Petersen Weatherford, TX Jared Udy Smithfield, UT Nick Nichols Boulder, WY Jared Udy Smithfield, UT Klay C. Mangis Jackson, WY Dustin B. Bennett Roosevelt, UT Austin A. Christensen Salem, UT #11 Dustin B. Bennett Roosevelt, UT Austin A. Christensen Salem, UT Shane T. Thomson Pinedale, WY Earl D. Higgins Phoenix, AZ Dustin B. Bennett Roosevelt, UT Austin A. Christensen Salem, UT Brad D. Logan Rock Springs, WY Justin Ready Dixon, WY

Texas. Third place was Jared Udy and Nick Nichols. The Incentive winners were Dustin Bennett and Austin Christensen. Bennett then went into the #11 Division with some fury. He teamed up with Dan Scarbrough and again with Christensen to finish first and third place respectively. Bennett and

Saul E. Bencomo Big Piney, WY Kent Profit Big Piney, WY #10 Shane T. Thomson Pinedale, WY Earl D. Higgins Phoenix, AZ Monica Smith Parachute, CO Coy Hildreth Gunnison, CO Jim A. Rose Jackson, WY Earl D. Higgins Phoenix, AZ LaRae Branham Phoenix, AZ Steve C. Parys Rapid City, SD LaRae Branham Phoenix, AZ Earl D. Higgins Phoenix, AZ #9 Lynette F. Satterfield Parachute, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Dana J. Irwen Delta, CO Larry J. Irwen Delta, CO Roy A. Lawson Vernal, UT Lee T. Smith Parachute, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Rod H. Maughan Hooper, UT Chad A. Evans Ogden, UT

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qualified to the short round in the second place position. When it was all said and done they finished first in the Average with a time of 33.23 seconds on four steers. They earned $2,138, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went Corey Whinnery from Powderhorn, Colorado and Latigo Peterson from Weatherford,

#12 Shawn K. Whetten Syracuse, UT Bob B. Caldwell Roosevelt, UT #11 Dustin B. Bennett Roosevelt, UT Dan Scarbrough Plain City, UT #10 Klay Ready Dixon, WY Bob B. Caldwell Roosevelt, UT #9 Brandon Blackwood Rock Springs, WY Colten Wakley Lyman, WY Slade G. Witbeck Vernal, UT Ed Buchanan Baggs, WY #8 Brandon Blackwood Rock Springs, WY Jerry A. Kraft Encampment, WY Brandon Blackwood Rock Springs, WY Lance B. Elison Inkom, ID J.R. Dees Aurora, SD Casey Aimone Fort Bridger, WY Kyle Choate Pinedale, WY Casey Aimone Fort Bridger, WY J.R. Dees Aurora, SD Ed Watson Meeker, CO Kayden Kennedy Rosevelt, UT Payson Whinnery Powderhorn, CO

#15 Matthew A. Pineda Kamas, UT Dan Scarbrough Plain City, UT #13 Rick A. Montera Greeley, CO Nick Nichols Boulder, WY

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Scarbrough won $2,984, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Shane Thomson and Earl Higgins. Thomson and Higgins also won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the day was the #10 Division. Klay Ready from Dixon, Wyoming and Bob Caldwell from Roosevelt, Utah were high team back in the roping. They caught their final steer in 7.94 seconds and brought their total to 35.53 seconds on four steers. They earned $3,652, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Monica Smith and Coy Hildreth with a time of 37.49 seconds on four steers. Third place was Jim Rose and Earl Higgins. The Incentive winners were Lynette and Jeff Satterfield from Parachute, Colorado. The final day of competition at the Red Desert Classic began Sunday morning with the All Girl. The star of the roping was Reyneen Pedro from Hawaii. She teamed up with Monica Smith and Ann Etcheverry for a first and second place finish in the roping. The #9 Division provided team roping enthusiasts at the event with a very exciting finish. Brandon Blackwood from Rock Springs, Wyoming was the star of the roping. He qualified to the short round in the first and third call back positions. Blackwood and Colten Wakley from Lyman, Wyoming were third back and roped their final steer in 8.13 seconds bringing their total in the

Average to 35.01 seconds on four steers. They were in the lead of the roping. The first and second call back teams experienced some misfortune and failed to receive a qualified time in the short round. Blackwood and Wakley won the Average and took home $4,656, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles. Second in the Average was Slade Witbeck from Vernal, Utah and Ed Buchanan from Baggs, Wyoming. Third place went to the husband and wife team of Dana and Larry Irwen from Colorado. Blackwood and Jerry Kraft won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Blackwood was fourth call back to the short round with Lance Elison from Inkom, Idaho. The team was 8.60 seconds in the short round and took the lead in the Average with a time of 27.51 seconds on three steers. They finished in first. They earned $2,962, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was J.R. Dees from Aurora, South Dakota and Casey Aimone from Fort Bridger, Wyoming. They won $1976, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was Kyle Choate from Pinedale, Wyoming and Aimone. The Red Desert Classic was a great event and welcomed ropers from many different walks of life to try their hands at winning some big money. Producer Bill Cornia and C&C Roping Productions did a great job in making sure the event ran smoothly and was fair for everyone. n

#13 Rick A. Montera (Greeley, CO) / Nick Nichols (Boulder, WY), 30.70 on 4, $1,070 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Shawn K. Whetten (Syracuse, UT) / Bob B. Caldwell (Roosevelt, UT), 33.23 on 4, $2,138 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Dustin B. Bennett (Roosevelt, UT) / Dan Scarbrough (Plain City, UT), 37.10 on 4, $2,984 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Klay Ready (Dixon, WY) / Bob B. Caldwell (Roosevelt, UT), 35.53 on 4, $3,652 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Brandon Blackwood J. (Rock Springs, WY) / Colten Wakley (Lyman, WY), 35.01 on 4, $4,656 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Brandon Blackwood J. (Rock Springs, WY) / Lance B. Elison (Inkom, ID), 27.51 on 3, $2,962 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Prizeline ~ $21,190 Return to Roper ~ 73.4%

he Fourth of July weekend is always a great weekend for some team roping action. Such was certainly the case for the Oklahoma Championships held at the famous Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The event ran July 1-3, 2011 and welcomed over 1,575 teams from fourteen different states to try their hand at some awesome cash and prizes. The Oklahoma team of Clay Smith and Nick Rowland teamed up to win first place in the Average of the Open Division. The pair roped five steers in 37.74 seconds and won $3,136, trophy leather rope bags, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Eric Flurry and Buddy Hawkins from Oklahoma and Kansas won second and third place went to Blake Hughes and Steve Orth. Gavin Foster teamed up with Billie Jack Saebens to win the Incentive Average. The father/son team of Bob and Wesley Moss were the stars of the #15 Division. They won the Average with a time of 38.04 seconds on five steers. They earned $3,166, trophy leather rope

bags, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second went to Bobby Doyle and Jake Smith and third place was Blake Hughes and Kent Shankles. Texas and Oklahoma teamed up to win the Average of the #13 Division. Grayson Dykes of Campbell, Texas and Dawson McMaster of Alva, Oklahoma won first with a time of 35.79 seconds on five steers. They won $3,846, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second was Wallace Townsend and Chris Myers and third place went to Mark and Austin Rogers. Doyle struck again in the #12 Division with partner Seth Jordan. The team won the Average with a time of 34.64 seconds on four steers. They won $3,872, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Ryan Richtermeier and Brent Hargrove and third place went to Levi Taylor and Ryan Binford. The Incentive champions were Jordan Outlaw and Monte Joe Glenn.

Open Clay O. Smith (Broken Bow, OK) / Nick Rowland (Antlers, OK), 37.74 on 5, $3,136

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#15 Bob H. Moss, Jr. (Decatur, TX) / Wesley H. Moss (Paradise, TX), 38.04 on 5, $3,166 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Gavin K. Foster Elmore City, OK Billie Jack Saebens Peru, KS Bobby Doyle Leesville LA Blake H. Hughes Sulphur, OK Kent Shankles Burneyville, OK Nathan Kirtley Kingfisher, OK Cody Brown Oologah, OK Daniel Braddock Tioga, TX James D. Watson Tioga, TX #13 Wallace L. Townsend Davidson, OK Chris W. Myers Velma, OK Mark A. Rogers Shawnee, OK Austin R. Rogers Crescent, OK David R. Outlaw Bonham, TX Jeff D. Hunter Talihina, OK David Winterton Lexington, OK Kent Shankles Burneyville, OK #12 Ryan C. Richtermeier Sioux City, IA Brent Hargrove Elk City, OK Levi M. Taylor Salina, KS Ryan Binford Haviland, KS Grayson Dykes Campbell, TX Alan Jones Rexford, KS Wes Farris Sentinel, OK Brent Hargrove Elk City, OK #11 Jordan R. Outlaw Bonham, TX Monte Joe Glenn McAlester, OK Bill Rasberry Wheeler, TX Casper Billy Church Rock, NM Dusty Presgrove Velma, OK Toby Presgrove Velma, OK Brice Boatright Mulhall, OK Ryan Binford Haviland, KS

Max A. Vincent Dover, OK Robert Kirchner Ames, OK #10 David Winterton Lexington, OK Bradley P. Johnson Fox, OK Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Ryon Boatright Mulhall, OK Jim J. Donaldson Cushing, OK Skip Morton Chandler, OK Shanon D. Campbell Vinita, OK Farren F. Carpenter Inola, OK Wren Harder Battiest, OK T. J. Green Tuttle, OK Tim Williams Noble, OK Brett Williams Noble, OK #9 Ralph Hudgins Laverne, OK Darin L. Freehling Scott City, KS Dustin Cudd Beaver, OK Jessey R. Osborn Beaver, OK Harold Shelton Peru, KS Bobby L. Peel Sedan, KS Jeremy R. Ferbrache Woodward, OK Rylan Ferbrache Woodward, OK Kevan Sprandling Ardmore, OK Hayden Harder Oklahoma City, OK Kyle Medcalf Edmond, OK Kent Kidwell Edmomd, OK Rebecca A. Neuhaus Huntsville, TX Coleby C. Payne Kemp, TX

#15 Bob H. Moss Decatur, TX #13 Grayson Dykes Campbell, TX Dawson McMaster Alva, OK

#12 Bobby R. Doyle Leesville, LA Seth A. Jordan Whitesboro, TX #11 David Winterton Lexington, OK Bradley P. Johnson Fox, OK Jake Dudley Antlers, OK Donnie Ward Leflore, OK #10 Steve D. Harmon Beaver, OK Randy K. Koehn Laverne, OK James E. Masters Wheeler, TX Brad Thrash Cheyenne, OK Chase T. Runge Jones, OK Dustin E. LaDuke Tuttle, OK #9 Jeff Tivis Velma, OK Klint J. Gideon Eufaula, OK Caleb J. Ford Ardmore, OK Hank W. Morse Ardmore, OK Jake Dudley Antlers, OK Bradley P. Johnson Fox, OK Manuel Segura Crescent, OK Charlie Waters Loyal, OK #8 Jeff Tivis Velma, OK Klint J. Gideon Eufaula, OK Chad Smith Cheyenne, OK James E. Masters Wheeler, TX Ryan Sumpter Red Oak, OK Klint J. Gideon Eufaula, OK Chad Smith Cheyenne, OK Kasey K. Chism Narshall, MO Hayden Harder Oklahoma City, OK Jim Moore Sedan, KS Jeff D. Reynolds Calera, OK Justin Pollard Haworth, OK

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The second day of competition at the Oklahoma Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. Leland Searcy and Junior Macoubrie teamed up to win the Century Bonus of the roping. The 2010 Champion team in the#10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out at the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping won the Incentive Average. Don Smith teamed up with Anthony Echelle to take the honors. They also placed fifth in the main Average. The team of Rebecca Neuhaus from Huntsville, Texas and Jessica Bowen from Cleveland, Texas partnered up to win the main Average. They were 36.02 seconds on four steers to claim first prize. They earned $3,050, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex earnings. Second place went to Arlan Tobyne and Ross Turner and third was Amy Younger and Charlie Madison. David Winterton and Bradley Johnson teamed up to win the Average of the #11 Division. They were 35.79 seconds on four steers and took home $6,046, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. They also won the Incentive Average. Second place was Jake Dudley and Donnie Ward and third place went to Bill Rasberry and Casper Billy.

The #10 Division was all about the Oklahoma team of Steve Harmon and Randy Koehn. The won the Average with a time of 36.08 seconds on four steers. The win paid them $7,206, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. James Masters and Brad Thrash won second and third was Chase Runge and Dustin LaDuke. The team of Ralph Hudgins and Darin Freehling won the Incentive Average. Jeff Tivis from Velma, Oklahoma and Klint Gideon from Eufaula, Oklahoma won the Average of the #9 Division with a time of 35.96 seconds on four steers. They earned $8,170, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. They also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the main Average was Caleb Ford and Hank Morse and third place went to Jake Dudley and Bradley Johnson. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Chad Smith and James Masters won the Average with a time of 26.47 seconds on three steers. They won $4,488, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ryan Sumpter and Klint Gideon and third place went to Smith and Kasey Chism. n

#13 Grayson Dykes (Campbell, TX) / Dawson McMaster (Alva, OK), 41.36 on 5, $3,846 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Bobby R. Doyle (Leesville, LA) / Seth A. Jordan (Whitesboro, TX), 34.64 on 4, $3,872 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 David Winterton (Lexington, OK) / Bradley P. Johnson (Fox, OK), 35.79 on 4, $6,046 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Steve D. Harmon (Beaver, OK) / Randy K. Koehn (Laverne, OK), 36.08 on 4, $7,206 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Jeff Tivis (Velma, OK) / Klint J. Gideon (Eufaula, OK), 35.96 on 4, $8,170 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Chad Smith (Cheyenne, OK) / James E. Masters (Wheeler, TX), 28.47 on 3, $4,488 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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IN MEMORIUM Jasper Koontz March 25, 1915 – June 9, 2011 Well known Texas-New Mexico rancher/roper, Jasper Koontz age 96, died in his home in Corrales, N.M. on Thursday, June 9, 2011. He roped competitively for over 60 years and won his last saddle at age 86. In 1983 he persuaded the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Board of Directors to implement membership team ropings which served as precursor for the United States Team Roping Championships. He was born in Inez, Texas, on March 25, 1915. He was orphaned at the age of seven and was reared by several aunts and uncles in south Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1938 and served for several years in the U.S. Army. After leaving the Army, he worked for his uncle, James E. Baylor, in west Texas and Durango, Mexico as a rancher. In 1946, he began a lifelong adventure with

his wife, Ella Dee, ranching in Alpine, Texas. In 1948, Jasper and his cousin, James Baylor, Jr. purchased a portion of the Alameda Land Grant on the west mesa of Albuquerque, which now contains the city Rio Rancho, where they ranched until the mid-sixties. The ranch headquarters was located at their historic home in Corrales. In 1964, Jasper and Ella Dee purchased a ranch in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico and lived there until 1973 when they returned to their home in Corrales. He was a devoted husband and was a father, mentor, and partner with all three of his children during their various endeavors. He spent his later years in life team roping and pursuing his lifelong avocation of being a true cowboy. He was named New Mexico Cattleman of the Year in 1977 by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and was a gold card member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and a lifetime member of the United States Team

Toni Noel Tyree Toni Noel Tyree, 29, of Wickenburg, Arizona, was born November 11, 1981, in Kingman, Arizona, raised in Wikieup, Arizona, and passed away June 11, 2011. Toni was a “cowgirl” and participated (kicked butt) in rodeos and ropings throughout the United States. Toni was a true All-Around competitor in team roping, breakaway roping and tie-down roping. She qualified for the Women’s National Finals Rodeo for four years and

Roping Championships. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Francis Clare Koontz. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ella Dee Koontz of Corrales; his son Jim and wife, Marilee, of Ft. Sumner, New Mexico; his son, Court and wife, Anne, of Corrales; his grandson, Clay Koontz and wife, Lisa, of Albuquerque; his grandson, Justin Koontz and wife, Taylor, of Lubbock, Texas; his grandson, Jasper Koontz, of Chandler, Arizona; his grandson, Courtenay W. Koontz of Corrales, and three greatgrandchildren. A memorial service and celebration of Jasper’s life was held at the Koontz home on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to The Friends of Corrales Library Endowment Fund (www.corraleslibrary.org or P.O. Box 1868, Corrales, NM 87048) or the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation (www.theranches.org).

was Reserve World Champion in the team roping heeling in 2008. She was a champion in the arena and out. Toni loved her horse ‘’Brumbie,” she liked to play the guitar, shoot pool, and she enjoyed the occasional foot race. Toni had a huge heart and an infectious smile. She is loved and will be greatly missed by us all! Toni is survived by her family; parents Clay and Sandi Tyree; brothers, Joseph C. Tyree (wife Bonnie, sons, Dylan, Byron) and Noel B. Tyree; plus many cousins, aunts, uncles and hundreds of friends.

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Tips and Tricks

Fire Prevention By Amy J. Daum

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barn fire is pretty much every horse or farm owner’s worst nightmare, and I have been unfortunate enough over the years to have clients lose horses and property in these devastating situations. Just a few months ago what is thought to have been an electrical malfunction caused a fire in a barn leased by a top Olympic-level competitor. Of the 11 horses in the barn, six could not be saved and the barn and all the equipment inside were a total loss. While that fire, like many, was probably not avoidable— acts of God and just plain bad luck are often at play—there are still a number of ways you can lessen the chances of facing the loss and heartbreak of a barn fire. As with most dangerous scenarios, your best defense is a good offense, so following are a dozen tips to help keep you and your horses safe. If there are any concerns regarding your electrical 1 system, or you see anything such as frayed wires or are experiencing recurring short circuits, power outages, or other electrical issues, have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system to make sure it is up to code and safe. Consider asking for an evaluation of the number of circuits in your barn to ensure you’re not plugging too many appliances into the same circuit, potentially causing a dangerous overload. Don’t use extension cords unless absolutely necessary, buy heavy duty ones and only plug in one appliance per cord. Also, make sure the appliances you are using are safe to be plugged into extension cords. Some items, like certain heaters, are designed only to be plugged directly into a socket. In addition, frequently check electrical cords to make sure they aren’t frayed, and if you find a cord that is damaged, do not try repairing it, such as wrapping it in electrical tape. Have it replaced or toss it. One last prevention tip when it comes to electricity – get a cat (or two)! Mice and other small rodents can chew on not 136 / AUGUST 2011

just electrical cords, but also wires within your walls, and you may never see the damage until it’s too late. There are many reasons to keep these vermin clear of your barn, including disease transmission, and fire prevention ranks as one of the most important. No doubt your local animal shelter or rescue center has many candidates who would be thrilled to have this job. If you use fans, make sure that all cords are out of the 2 reach of bored horse lips and teeth, and that the fans (actually any appliances in the barn) are dust free, since accumulating dust can be combustible. In addition, pay attention to any recalls for appliances like fans and heaters. You may not receive direct notice on these, so every so often go on line and do a web search with the brand and item type with the word “recall” and see if anything comes up. If you have a washer and dryer in your barn, never turn 3 them on and then leave the barn unsupervised. In addition, make sure your dryer is vented away from combustible material and clean your dryer’s internal vent with absolutely every load and clean the external vent every so often. If at all possible store hay, shavings, and straw in a 4 building separate from your barn. If you must store hay in your barn, allow for plenty of ventilation (lofts can get extremely hot in the summer, which could contribute to hay spontaneously combusting), and make sure that the hay is properly cured and baled, and always kept dry. Never, ever, allow smoking in or anywhere near the 5 barn. Also, try to prevent work done in or near your barn that involves welding or propane torches. If there are no other options, advise the contractors as to the very flammable nature of the materials they will be working near, and make sure to clear out as much of that material from their work area as possible, including hay, straw, shavings, etc. If you must use a heater, read the directions and follow 6 them to the letter. Make sure that the area around the heater is clear of anything that could catch fire such as rags, blankets, stray hay or straw or paper.

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Be careful when disposing of rags used to clean tack or hooves, and also keep items such as pesticides and paint away from any heat source. Oil or petroleum products as well as various pesticides and paints are combustible and a pile of dirty rags is especially dangerous. Clean or remove these items from the property as soon as possible, or if you must store them temporarily, don’t leave them in a pile or in a bag since they must have plenty of ventilation. Install smoke/heat detectors as well as all-purpose dry 8 chemical fire extinguishers throughout the barn (the more the merrier) and check monthly to make sure they are functioning properly. These can be invaluable – alerting you to danger and giving you the chance to prevent a small fire from turning into a full scale blaze. Also consider the feasibility of installing a sprinkler system, especially if you’re building a barn from scratch. Speaking of which, if you are building from the ground up, take into consideration the materials you use. Metal and concrete are of course the safest when it comes to fire, but aren’t very horse-friendly or aesthetically pleasing, though modifications can be made to lessen the impact of both those concerns. If you use wood, consider heavytimber construction, and investigate the option of fire-retardant lumber. Don’t forget that hot engines from any vehicles—cars, 9 trucks, tractors, ATVs and other farm equipment—can spark fires. Do not park any of these on or near combustible material such as piles of leaves, hay, or bedding, and if possible do not park them near your barn or other structures. Consider installing a lightning rod. Unlike many 10 people’s assumptions, these do not attract lightning, they just conduct the electricity from the lightning strike that would have hit the structure anyway. To be effective though, they must be installed and grounded correctly, so make sure the rod is installed by someone experienced and properly trained. Communicate with your local fire department. If you 11 are located in a rural area, you have a better chance of working with firefighters who are at least familiar with horses, but regardless, once a year invite the crew to your place so that they are familiar with the route and the layout of your facility. With this in mind, make sure that your location is clearly marked with items such as a sign at your main entrance or gate. When the firefighters arrive for a tour of the facility, give them some hands-on tips on how to handle the horses— making sure to emphasize that in the event of a fire, they will be dealing with terrified, potentially dangerous creatures—and how best to work with them safely. In addition, you might want to ask the local fire chief to inspect your place for any hazards you might have missed. Have halters and lead lines outside every stall, hung 12 the same way, every day, which gives you the best chance of moving quickly in an emergency. If you’re lucky enough to design your own place, consider dutch doors for each stall that open to the outside of the barn, which allows you to avoid having to run through the burning barn to get

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‘Differentiated Being’ is preferred, according to the director. I would posit the question, “How vacant must a person’s brain be to think up this kind of stuff?” Then I realized, I do the same thing! Maybe I should offer my services to the Oxford Center for the nomenclaturally disadvantaged species, formerly known as the Center for (the Aword) Ethics. The first thing I would do is change the name of the Oxford Center, in itself shows an oxencentric bias, implying that the faculty is Ox-like in their thinking, a definite derogation of the bovine species. I would eliminate the Chinese calendar, no more ‘year of the Rooster.’

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ow Dances with Wolves became June Bugâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie of choice is anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guess. Regardless, there were parts of it she hated and other parts she literally took to heart. She especially liked and focused on the scene where Lt. Dunbar and his Indian friends crawled up the side of small knoll to observe some grazing buffalo. Their secrecy and stealth amazed and fascinated her. It seemed after watching that particular scene June would appear and disappear on a whim and her sneakiness and prowess for slinking up on things became almost phenomenal. About the only thing she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sneak up on were our two little mules, especially since those two didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss anything. They quickly became her mentors and her goal was to surprise them and yet she never could. She did manage, however, to create some havoc for Boss and Buzzy. They hated it and on more than one occasion there was a fuss of some kind over her sneaking around. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if it was in the house or around the barn, she could be hidden and quiet almost in plain sight. It was almost ghostly. The roping steers got used to her stalking and sneaking through their pen almost undetected. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give much thought to her going through them; and more times than not they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get up or move away from their feed bale when she was close by. Boss and Buzzy, on the other hand, just never could gear up and grasp her sudden appearance or disappearance into thin air. Even our horses got used to it and adjusted more than her dad and brother. A couple of horses Boss and

Buzzy were riding for a neighbor stayed boogered most of the time they spent at our house and despite Juneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapport with animals, it seemed they were always watching out for her. It drove Boss and Buzzy nuts. Imagine if you can a little girl maybe eight to ten years old, like some apparition, appearing and disappearing with the stalking catlike movements of a panther. One minute she was there and the next minute you wondered if you saw her at all. Buzzy hated it and wished she had never seen the movie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like an Indian,â&#x20AC;? Buzzy commented with frustration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a mean Indian.â&#x20AC;? We had been roping all one afternoon and June had long since tied her horse to the fence and set off to do her own thing. Boss, Buzzy and Donald had worn me out in the roping pen and I was ready to call it a day and head to the house. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One more set of steers, Gracie,â&#x20AC;? Boss hollered as he changed horses and moved a fresh set of cattle to the holding pens. As the boys warmed up their horses I noticed June working her way through the freshly penned cattle. She saw me see her but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t acknowledge my glance. Obviously she was on a mission of sorts, topping a knoll in search of grazing buffalo, no doubt. When Boss and Buzzy rode into the roping box I watched as Donaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horse pricked his ears and looked toward the cattle behind the chutes. Animals are hard to fool. Typical of ropers there was only one thing in their mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye and that was this particular run. They had no clue of anything out of the ordinary. Just as Buzzy nodded for the steer June stepped upon the heeling box and

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I ever roped. I was catching almost nine out of ten of the steers I ran, I was mounted beyond my wildest dreams, my wife had finally accepted the fact that I was going to rope and believe it or not heelers would actually make eye contact BY with me at a roping. Yet it continued to MARK W DUNCAN, seem like work. Instead of living a dream I LAT, ATC always felt like I was on the verge of having Director, West Texas Sports Medicine Center, to survive another nightmare. Instead of San Angelo, Texas roping with the boys and enjoying a cold beer along the way, I was working my butt off in the confines of a continuous cold sweat. I used to call it aerobic roping for the very simple fact that my heart rate could go from literally zero to 150 in a mere matter of seconds just by showing and every roping contraption known to still remember it like it was only up to rope. man, and going to the practice pen on yesterday. I had been working my way Like I said, I remember it like it was almost a daily basis. What I couldn’t figure through the process of learning to rope yesterday because technically it was just out though was why it was continuing to and I do mean working my way through yesterday. You see I finally got around to feel more like my summer job at the learning to rope. My stomach would start going through my final load of arena Mr. Burger (which is still the worst turning every time I turned my old truck supplies I ordered from Priefert and I employment opportunity I ever onto Armstrong Street and by the time I guess you could say I was having the experienced) as opposed to the greatest pulled through the front gate leading to finishing touches put on my “dream VSA I was goingINtoHOUSE PROOF CRX’D recreational opportunity the arena I was already turning what some arena.” A wise man once told me not to experience in my life. would call recreation into just plain hard put in my stripping and roping chutes What confused me even more was that work. I was paying my dues as they say, until I had every aspect of my arena and all it wasn’t just true of my usual practice roping the dummy, learning of my projects in life completed as well arena but it was true of almost everywhere horsemanship, buying every roping video because once I started to rope nothing else

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would ever get done. If you don’t believe me then just take a look at almost any arena you go to and see all of the things the owner is going to get around to just any day now. Anyway back to my little roping project and the “ergonomic revelation” that awakened me to my very core. You see when I started this little project I was pretty honest with David Fillebrown who also happens to be the ‘Arena Guru’ at Priefert. The task at hand was pretty simple. “I want to be able to walk out my back door and enjoy roping.” No more loading up the trailers and driving across town, no more gut-wrenching turns down Armstrong Street or any other street for that matter and above all else… No More Work! I remember that he had a kind of sheepish grin when I told him that, but I also remember he had a very confident smile when he said, “No Problem.” You see, he knew something that I didn’t (he actually knows more than that as well) and it is the very reason that he and his company have been so very successful. Now for those of you who think this is a paid advertisement, think again. My arena has a bunch of Priefert stickers on the steel because that is a decision I chose to make. you put whatever sticker you may choose on yours but don’t make that decision without putting this little formula into the equation. “The whole entire reason that team roping feels so much like work to so many of us has absolutely nothing to do with roping.” Think about it for a second and then think about this. Do you know what ergonomics is? Chances are the guy that you work for does, I guarantee that receptionist at the front desk does, ask any Fortune 500 company, ask any car manufacturer in the world, you can even ask yourself the same question tonight when you sit down in your favorite chair to watch the evening news. You know what ergonomics is even if you don’t know what it means. I sum it up like this… “It’s all of those little things that physically make our jobs and our lives more comfortable.” I am sitting here hammering out this column in an ergonomically friendly environment and believe you me it is worth every penny that I spent. My chair actually fits me. My desk is the correct height, my computer is tinted just right so that my eyes don’t get too strained and this thing with all of the numbers and letters on it looks more like a warped typewriter than a keyboard. Bbut let me tell you this . . . Just because I’m at

work doesn’t mean I have to feel like I’m at work. So, back to my moment of “ergonomic enlightenment.” I actually ran my first steer yesterday and much to my surprise I caught him. Even more to my surprise was the fact that my younger brother managed to catch a leg. But the real pleasant surprise came when I got to the end of the arena and encountered the dreaded stripping chute. Need I say more… Horse too tall, roper too stiff, horse spook, rider almost fall off, finally reach through panel and hog wire to grab rope, smash finger and lacerate elbow, steer backs out and runs under horse, bucked off, since bucked off grab rope and burn hands, chase steer down return alley, finally remove rope in roping chute. Then, Repeat!!! Actually it was nothing like that. I simply rode up to the stripping chute and literally reached over and took the rope off of the steer. That’s when it hit me. All this time the work hasn’t been going on while I was roping, no the work has come from all of the other things that must be done before, after and in between runs. In retrospect, of all the conversations I ever had about building my dream arena the most important one happened and I didn’t even know it was happening. David and I were talking one day and he just asked me in passing about how tall I was, which hip I had that was bad and caused me to limp, what size horses I like to own and if I am I right or left-handed. What I though was really none of his business was in fact what makes him so successful in his business. He made it his business to create for me an “environmentally friendly roping arena” and it didn’t stop at the stripping chute either. Every gate is in just the right place, swings the right direction and is magically just the right height. Of course the arena is new so everything should be in working order but what’s even more important is the order in which it works. Very simply put… Because everything works as it is supposed to, it no longer seems like work to me. The great thing about ergonomics is that no matter how old you are or how old your arena is, the principle is still the same. Take the time to make your arena a more comfortable place to rope and enjoy. Remember that life is too darn short and most of the time so is the stripping chute. Next month we’re going to close the “out gate” on this little Arena Series. Until then… Good Luck… Good health… Good Roping… & God Bless!!!

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good, but I’ve always got one. So I came up with a master plan. Instead of talking about how great they were, I would watch for a weakness or flaw in their roping and/or character and I would dwell on that. By doing that, I thought they wouldn’t seem so great and I would be able to attack on that level. That idea was one of the worst I have ever come up with. I have never roped worse, I performed terribly, and I was never more unhappy in all my life. Every time I looked at someone, and it didn’t matter who it was, I looked for the worst thing in them and that’s what I found because after all, who doesn’t have flaws? Everyone does, and the harder I looked the more I found. It got to where, when I saw a person, their weakness would immediately come into my mind, and that’s what I thought about. If someone asked me about anyone, that’s what I would talk about. One negative thought after another negative thought, followed by negative talk. I fed all of that into my subconscious mind and then mixed that with my own flaws and weaknesses, and before long I was so negative and unhappy, it was ridiculous. Who doesn’t have flaws and weakness in their character? All of us do. None of us are perfect, and I’m so far from it, it’s not even funny. But when you dwell on the negative, that’s what you will produce. Negative thoughts produce negative results,

and that’s not just a cute little saying, that’s the truth. If that is the truth, and it is, then the opposite is true as well. A better way to think, and really the only way to think, is when you see someone, pick out the best thing about that person and think about that. I don’t care if it’s your worst enemy, there is something good about that person and you need to think it and speak it. The reason I didn’t do that in the beginning is that I thought if I talked about a person’s strong suit, it would make them seem unbeatable but the opposite is true. I had forgotten that you can’t build up the weak by tearing down the strong. If you focus on the strength of people, and all people have strengths just like they have weaknesses, and you feed that into your mind, it builds you up as well. Then every time you see someone, their good qualities come into your mind and you smile as you think about that quality that you admire. I started doing that years ago, and immediately I started to feel better about myself and the world around me. I still try to practice that today. Focus on the strength of others, and if you mix that with yours, I promise that’s the first step in achieving the things we desire. Positive thoughts followed by positive talk leads to positive results in any endeavor. Until next month Thanks for your time Walt Woodard

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GETTING READY FOR OPENING DAY

“Find the water source. Deer need water. If you’re hunting an area where the water sources are few, it is probable that these are the areas deer will frequent.”

Preparation is always a big factor in your season’s success. This is the time when checking your cameras and your hunting inventory is very important. Bucks are in velvet, and they’re reaching their full potential so now we can see what lives on our farms. A key thing that has been helpful for me is to spend time on my farm glassing fields to try and pattern the deer. This helps you determine where the best areas for stands will be when it’s time to get in the woods. Look for trails in and out of crop areas to find the routes deer are taking to get to food sources. Setting stands near these entrances and exits will help you intercept the deer before they get to their feeding areas. 83 °F

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deer will frequent. Ponds and sloughs are great areas to look for deer tracks. These areas also provide lush vegetation that deer love. LOCATION IS KEY

Hunting the edges is the best way to hunt early season deer. Hunt your agricultural fields and food plots the first few weeks, and try to catch them entering and exiting their destination fields. If you’re not having any luck with mature bucks appearing during shooting hours, you may need to move in 20 to 100 yards to find peninsulas that extend out into the crop fields. Mature bucks often feel more secure there before walking out into the open. These are a few good tips that have helped me in early season hunting. Good luck and until next month, Shoot by Sight, Walk by Faith!

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with Rickey Green hold the grain and supplements. They also have tags on them so, if you want to, you can write each horse’s name on them. If one horse needs special supplement, you can mix your ingredients for each horse and not worry about another horse taking it away from him, or him leaving it and going on to the next horse’s feed. You won’t believe this until you see it. I have one pen where I have three horses. As soon as I come with the grain, one of these horses named Tiny starts running back and forth, running the other horses off, so if something comes up, they get kicked. After I feed Tiny, I have to run and feed the other two horses because when Tiny finishes he runs over, spins and kicks the other horses off their feed. With my new feed bags I just step in the gate, put Tiny’s bag on and he drops his head to eat. It seems like with the bags, the horses focus more on the feed and dropping their heads to the ground to get it. Have you ever noticed that horses will eat side by side in the pasture but when you grain them in a bucket, there’s always a fight? Well, with these bags that’s kind of how they act, like grazing in a pasture. Once I give Tiny his and put the other horses’ bags on, if one horse finishes and tries to get another horse’s grain, the other horse steps away and takes his grain with him. I haven’t seen any fights since I started feeding with the bags. Also, these bags are made so they can push them down into the water and get a drink after eating in case you don’t get back as soon as the horses are finished. I thought it would be a hassle coming back to get the bags off, but the horses just kind of hang out until I come back. It’s like they can’t eat grass or hay, so they get a drink and wait for me. I know some of you won’t want to come back after you’ve fed, but out on the road you will love these bags. No more pulling in,

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graining my horse in a bucket and listening to him beating the paint off my trailer while I’m trying to sleep. I would like to develop a water bag and test it, and see if a horse would calm down and drink better on the road if you hang it on his head. Because we live in sandy country, I

have also noticed, that they aren’t dropping feed out of their mouths and then picking up a bunch of dirt as they clean up their grain. Every drop stays in the bag. One final note, I have one horse that was awful to catch. After two days with the feed bag, he comes to the gate because I have to put it on him, and now he lets me get my hands on him. Also, if you’re wondering how long it will take for them to get used to it, well, about 30 seconds. I put one on a donkey that is pretty wild and hard to catch, and as soon as I let her go she dropped her head right there and ate the grain. Then I put it on a two-year-old and he didn’t spook either. He ate his grain and went and got a drink with it on. So, I guess you can say I’m pretty excited about my new feed bags, and now I can be as cool as Jim York. Your Friend, Rickey Green Isaiah 55:9

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Open Division The Open Division was most interesting, primarily because it just didn’t track like most of the other divisions. And that, of course, was because it was the Open. Teams could enter in any combination they wanted to with no limits, caps, ceilings, thresholds or any of the other regulations that govern the other divisions. Got a horse, a rope and an entry fee . . . c’mon down! As a consequence, the table and chart for the Open look a little different from what we have been seeing up to now. The first item I looked at was not surprising, however. What was the most popular combination entering the Open? It was the highest combination you can get carrying USTRC Classifications cards . . . a 910. What was surprising was the combination that came in second . . . the 7-9. I would have thought the 8-10 or the 8-9 would have been second, not a sixteen total team. But I think the reason for the high ranking of the 7-9 is there are so few ropers rated above a #7. For instance, there are only about 269 headers rated at #8 or higher while there are 1,059 #7 headers alone. That is what provides the opportunity for #7 headers to be more prominent in the Open than you would initially think. You’ll notice that the percentage of 9-10 teams was only 14.6%, the smallest percentage for the number one spot for all our divisions. With an Open event at nearly every USTRC sanctioned roping, in many parts of the country, there are just not enough high numbered ropers to go around. So the Open often is populated by and won by teams with less than combinations equaling 17, 18 or 19. Now the 8-10 combination did indeed come in third but look what followed the 8-10 in fourth . . . the 7-8! Let’s turn now to how well the combinations fared in Average Wins. The Open was the first division in which the combination that was first in entries did not do better in winning percentage. The difference, however, was slight, a 14.6% Entry percentage compared to a 14.1% winning percentage for the 9-10. But I found that curious. And, out of the five combinations that had better winning percentages than entry percentages, two were 17 teams, one 16 team and two 15 teams. Again, curious. But do notice one thing for sure . . . In all the combinations on both lists, none had a header numbered higher than a heeler. n 154 / AUGUST 2011

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ugust, October and November are full of NTRL Regionals where you can acquire National Finals Shoot-Outs to be used at the NTRL Finals the end of January in Jacksonville, Florida. At all of the NTRL Regionals, National Shoot-Outs are given to 1st â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10th in the Average of every roping. Over 700 Shoot-Outs will be awarded at the Regionals alone over a three-month period. As you can see there are many opportunities to still win plenty of National Shoot-Outs that you can use to rope in the biggest roping east of the Mississippi. Last year we had over 2,000 teams at our Finals and the 2012 Finals promises to be just as big if not bigger. Each NTRL Regional will also double as a qualifier for The Lubrisyn Big Ticket Finals. Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs will be awarded to 1st through 5th in the Average of every roping. The Lubrisyn Big Ticket Finals will be held in Tunica, Mississippi December 6-11. Be sure to enter the VIP ropings at the Regionals. Each Regional will have two VIP ropings and more points are awarded at the Regionals than at qualifiers and affiliate ropings. Points are doubled at the Finals. So even if you do not have any points yet, you still could earn enough to be the high point roper at the end of the finals and take home the $5,000 cash. Plus, VIP ropings are 75% payback! August 26 and 27 will be the dates of the first Regional. The

Northeast Alabama Regional produced by Ed Allen has just been added to the schedule and will be held in Rainsville, Alabama. Franklin Thomas has his annual Regional coming up October 7 and 8 in Perry, GA. This roping is on a Friday and Saturday and is held during the Georgia State Fair. Also in October, Ed Allen will be hosting the Alabama Regional in Andalusia. He will know the date by the next issue. In addition to the NTRL National Shoot-Outs, The Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs, lots of cash and prizes, USTRC Regional ShootOuts will be given away at each Regional. As in the past, Priefert Chutes will once again be awarded to the high point roper. You will not want to miss the NTRL Regionals. Richard Herrera has added an NTRL roping in Miami, Florida. The dates for this roping will be October 1 and 2 and will be held at the Tropical Park Equestrian Center. He is giving away four saddles, buckles, pads and rope bags. Be sure to check out the details of his roping. Gene and Nora Carnes have added a September 24 roping and will have more dates to announce for October and November. Check the schedule to see where there is an NTRL roping near you. See you down the road! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mandy Wolfe, NTRL Secretary

2011 NTRL Schedule

Thanks to our Sponsors:

A = Affiliate; Q = Qualifier; R = Regionals

AUGUST 5, 2011 Bridgeport, WV

A

6-7, 2011 Okeechobee, FL

4 - T Arena

Larry Tucker

Q

Okeechobee Agri- Civic Center

Ivan Hernandez

13, 2011 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

20, 2011 Green Cove Spgs, FL

A

Gustafson Farm

Scott Elliott

26-27, 2011 Rainsville, AL

NE Alabama Regional NE Agricultural Center

Ed Allen

SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

17, 2011 Green Cove Spgs, FL

A

Gustafson Farm

Scott Elliott

24, 2011 Friendship, NY

A

GN Ranch Arena

Gene & Nora Carnes

24, 2011 Lizella, GA

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

OCTOBER 1-2, 2011 Miami, FL

Q

Tropical Park Equestrian Center Richard Herrera

1-2, 2011 Sanford, NC

Q

Eleven Bar East Ranch

7-8, 2011 Perry, GA 15, 2011 Campbell, NY TBA Andalusia, AL 22, 2011 Lizella, GA

Georgia Regional

Chad Shepherd

Georgia National Fairgrounds

Franklin Thomas

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

Covington County Arena

Ed Allen

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

Q

Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

Agricenter Show Place Arena

NTRL

A Alabama Regional

NOVEMBER 5-6, 2011 Sanford, NC

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12-13, 2011 Memphis, TN

Memphis Regional

12, 2011 Lizella, GA

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

19-20, 2011 Marianna, FL

12, 2011 Campbell, NY

Southeast Regional

Jackson County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

26-27, 2011 Bristol, TN

Northeast Regional

McPherson Arena

NTRL

A

Harness Racing Facility

Todd Harris

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

DECEMBER 3, 2011 Lizella, GA 10, 2011 Campbell, NY

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Rockin Circle H Saddle Series September 24, 2011 Rockin Circle H Arena - Lizella, GA

Books open 8:00 a.m.-Close at 9:30 a.m.-Rope at 10:00 a.m. SADDLE SERIES February 19, March 26, April 9, May 14, June 18, July 2, September 24, October 22, November 12, December 3 4 Trophy Saddles for Series High Point 3 & below, 4 & 5, 6 & above (must attend 4 ropings in series) High Point Roper on December 3 (no minimum requirements for this saddle) Can only win one saddle.

Round Robin Capped at 5 Elite. 1 head, $75/roper. #13 Handicap Pick or Draw, $25/roper, Enter 5x, 4 head, progressive after one. #11 Slide HC, Pick 1, Draw 1 for $50/roper. Enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 4 hd, PA1. #8 Slide HC, Pick 1, Draw 1 for $50/roper. Enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 3 hd, PA1. #7 Slide HC, Pick 1, Draw 1 for $50/roper. Enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 3 hd, PA1. #10 Ten Header Capped at Elite #6 Header and Elite #5 Heeler. $75/roper, Limit to 10 teams only, may enter 2x. Can call to reserve spot. Saddles will be awarded at Finals December 3, 2011 NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st in Average of #13, #11, & #8, #7, 10 Head and Round Robin Rockin Circle H Arena, 4950 Marshall Mill Road, Lizella, GA 31052

Call before you haul. If weather is questionable, will move to indoor arena in Hawkinsville, GA For More Info Call Rockin Circle H: Todd Harris at 478/447-5310 Credit cards accepted with additional 3% charge

2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

Osburn Arena NTRL Series Campbell, NY Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. sharp! March 12 April 9 May 7 (Qualifier) June 4 July 16

OPEN #8 #12 #9 #11 #10 #12 VIP

August 13 September 17 October 15 November 12 December 10 (Arena Finals)

4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) 4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper- Enter 2x 2011 USTRC Membership Required. *Must have attended 5 out of the 9 regular ropings in the series to attend Finals.

Info and Directions Call: Will Osburn 607/527-8640 email: osburnarena@aol.com TRIAD numbers only

UPCOMING EVENTS GN Ranch Arena Friendship, NY September 24 Future Dates: October-TBA, November-TBA INDOOR ARENA

Books Open at 11 a.m. Rope at Noon #12 Handicap 4 head - $25/Roper (#12 & #11 Straight Time, #10- 1 Second Off, #9 – 2 Seconds Off, #8 – 2.5 Seconds Off, #7 & Below – 3 Seconds Off)

#11 4 head - $25/Roper #10 4 head - $25/Roper #9 3 head - $25/Roper #8 3 head - $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) VIP #12/#10 4 head - $25/Roper – Enter 2x All Ropings except the VIP are unlimited entries NTRL Shootouts to All Average Winners Directions: 5856 Friendship Hill Rd, Friendship, NY 12739 (2 miles from Interstate) From the North: Follow Rt 19 South through Belfast. Crossover I-86. Follow Rt 19 toward Belmont. Turn right on Tuckers Corner Road. Go 8/10 mile. Arena on right. From East or West: I-86 exit 30. Exit toward Belmont then follow above directions. For More Info: Gene and Nora Carnes 585/268-5652 or 607/968-1120 (Cell) 2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

Gustafson Farms Covered Arena Green Cove Springs, FL August 20, 2011 Dates: May 14, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17 Books open 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#12 Handicap Slide Up & Down #11 #10 #9 (capped at Elite #5) #8 All ropings are: Pick 1, Draw 1 for $60/roper Can enter 3x for total of 6 partners #12 Vip 75% Payback Maynard Knife to High Point #6 & Above Maynard Knife to High Point #5 & Below NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st & 2nd in Average of All Ropings For More Info and Directions: Scott Elliott 386/867-1299 2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

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Tough Enough to Wear Pink Truck Roping August 6 & 7, 2011 Okeechobee, FL • Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center Covered Arena Books open at 9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:30 a.m. SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 Books open 7:30 a.m. / Action Starts at 9:00 a.m. OPEN #13 #12 #11 #10 VIP #12/#10 Women’s Roping #9 Truck Roping Pick Teams, Draw Teams SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 Books open 7:30 a.m. / Action Starts at 9:30 a.m. #9 Truck Roping Pick Teams, Draw Teams, Short Go

Open with #15 Incentive Pick 1/Draw 1 for $100/Roper. Enter 2X. 5-steer, progressive after one #13, #12, #11, #10 $50/Roper. Enter 8 times maximum. 4 -steer, progressive after one.

PRODUCER IS REQUESTING THAT ALL CONTESTANTS WEAR PINK!

#12 &under - 1.5 seconds off in the #13 #11 & under - 1.5 seconds off in the #12 #10 & under - 1.5 seconds off in the #11

Top 20 teams to short round of each division • #10 is capped at Elite #6 VIP #12 and #10 will run at the same time $40/roper. Enter each roping maximum 2 times. 75% Payback. 4-steer, progressive after one KIDS JUNIOR Women’s Roping - $50/roper Enter 2 times maximum. 3-steer, progressive after one Truck Roping - #9 Capped at Elite #5 LOOPER ROPING 1 - 2011 GMC 4-DOOR 2500 DIESEL to High Point Roper Maynard Buckle to Winner 1 - Trophy Saddle to Reserve High Point Roper Maynard Buckle to 3rd High Point Roper This is a #9 roping with a handicap. No roper over a Elite #5 can rope. All ropers must draw a minimum of 4 partners. Elite #5 ropers can only pick 8 partners and must enter the drawpot on all remaining entries. You can have a maximum of 20 partners. 3 head, Progressive after 1. Cut off time in first round only. $65/Roper for Pick Teams $55/Roper for Draws. Points will be awarded to 20 places & fast go’s in each round.

PRODUCER: Ivan Hernandez 954/687-6231 HOTELS: Holiday Inn 863/357-3529 $65/night Hampton Inn 863/824/0003 $65/night Ask for Team Roping Rates STALLS: $30/Night or $50 Weekend Rate. 2 Bags Mandatory Shavings $7/Bag. RV HOOKUPS: Plenty of RV Hookups. ADDRESS OF FACILITY: Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4601 Hwy 710, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 • www.okeechobee-tdc.com

2011 USTRC Membership Required • TRIAD numbers only

1-2011 CHEVROLET 2500 4-Door Dually Diesel, Trophy Saddle, Maynard Buckles & Lots of Cash! NTRL Shoot-Outs 1st - 10th in Truck Roping NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st - 5th in all other ropings Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs to Average Winners

UPCOMING EVENTS 4-T Arena Bridgeport, WV Friday, August 5, 2011 Books Open 3:00 p.m. Rope 4:00 p.m.

Diamond R Productions presents

South Florida Championships Tropical Park Equestrian Center Miami, Florida October 1-2, 2011 Books open 7:30 a.m. Action starts at 9:00 a.m.

VIP #12/#10 - 75% PAYBACK Enter 2 times, $30/Roper #11 SLIDE Handicapped up to #13 and down to #9 Enter 1/ Draw 1 for $70 Enter 3 times for a total of 6 partners. West Virginia Friday Night Knife Fight 90% PAYBACK • 10 team limit $200 per roper, limit one entry 10 rounds Call for more information Pre enter to reserve spot - 254/595-0603 or 423/340-0640 NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st – 3rd in Average

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Saturday, October 1 5 HD - $100/roper (Pick 1-Draw 1) 4 HD - $45/roper Enter 6x 4 HD - $45/roper Enter 8x 4 HD - $40/roper Enter 2x (75% payback) 4 HD - $45/roper Enter 8x 4 HD - $45/roper Enter 8x Sunday, October 2 #10 Handicap 4 HD - $45/roper Enter 8x #9 Handicap 4 HD - $45/roper Enter 8x #8 Handicap 3 HD - $135/roper Pick 1-Draw 2 or Draw All 3

Open #15 Handicap #13 Handicap VIP #12 #12 Handicap #11 Handicap

Top 20 teams to the short round of all roping Prizes: 4 Saddles, 20 buckles, 10 pads, 10 rope bags, $$$ and much more! NTRL Shoot-Outs!

For More Info and Directions: John Johnson 423/340-0640

For More Info call Richard Herrera 786/256-3326

2011 USTRC Membership Required

2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

TRIAD numbers only

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NORTHEAST ALABAMA NTRL REGIONALS August 27-28 Northeast Alabama Agriculture Center Rainsville, AL Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. each day Church Services Sunday at 8:00 a.m.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Open

VIP #12

$75/roper - 5 head - 70% payback - Enter 4 times

$50/roper - Enter 2 times - 75% Payback

#15

VIP #10

$50/roper - 5 head - Enter or Draw up to 5 times

$50/roper - Enter 2 times - 75% Payback

#13

#10

$50/roper - 4 head - Enter or draw up to 5 times

#12

$50/roper - 4 head - Enter or draw up to 5 times Capped at an Elite #6

$50/roper - 4 head - Enter or Draw up to 5 times

#9

#11

$50/roper - 4 head - Enter or draw up to 5 times Capped at an Elite #5

$50/roper - 4 head - Enter or Draw up to 5 times

#8 $120/roper - 3 head - Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 Capped at an Elite #4 Can enter 2 times for a maximum of 6 runs

#7 $75/roper - 2 head - Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 Can enter 2 times for a maximum of 6 runs - Capped at an Elite #4

Average winners will receive Classic Ropes in All Ropings High Point roper of 2 days receives a Priefert Chute High Point #5 roper and below receives a Reinsman Saddle High Point #6 and above receives a Reinsman Saddle Points given through places paid High Point roper that wins Priefert Chute cannot win saddles. Saddles will go to next High Point roper. The only card needed to rope is your current USTRC card. VIP cards can be purchased at the event. For more information contact Ed Allen 256/749-0541 or NTRL office 2011 USTRC Membership Required TRIAD numbers only

Thanks to our local sponsors: FRM Feeds Ben Atkinson Motors Alabama Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Co-Op Alfa Insurance

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LR Productions presents V

ROPE FOR THE HORSE BARN August 13-14, 2011 Kay Rodgers Park • Ft. Smith, Arkansas 36' X 36' Horse Barn to High Money Winner (stalls not included)

$6,000 Cash Option 4 Running P Saddles to High Point Winnners 1 saddle per roper per day in the #13, #11, #9 & #8 $10,000 Guaranteed cash payout with 100 entered teams

SATURDAY Books open 8 a.m. Rope at 9 a.m. EACH DAY

#13 SLIDE 1 second per number • Max 2 seconds 17 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 4 head progressive on 1

#11 Pick Draw capped at a #7 60% payback in cash & prizes Host HotelS AMERICAN INN 479.484.0227 HAMPTON INN 479.452.2000 ASPEN HOTELS & SUITES 479.452.9000

18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 • Get up 5 times and get a free run • Top 50 teams back to short round 4 head progressive on 1

SUNDAY #9 Pick Draw capped at a #5 18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 • Get up 5 times and get a free run • Top 50 teams back to short round 3 head progressive on 1

KID’S DUMMY ROPING $500 CHALLENGE STEER IN EACH ROPING EGG TOSS FOR THE KIDS CASH ONLY NO EXCEPTIONS!

#8 Pick Draw capped at a #4 18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 • Get up 5 times and get a free run • Top 50 teams back to short round 3 head progressive on 1

CURRENT COGGINS may be REQUIRED

TRIAD numbers used

Concession stand – Great food and drink Sponsors: Security Metal • Smokin' Ropes • BAD Boy Lawn Mowers Hot Heels • B & W TURNOVER BALLS • Lonestar Feeds • LS Tractors Contact: Scott Ford 318.447.8030 • 318.495.3138

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LR Productions presents V

ROPE FOR THE HORSE BARN September 10-11, 2011 Beauregard Parish Arena • DeRidder, LA 36' X 36' Horse Barn to High Money Winner (stalls not included)

$6,000 Cash Option 4 Running P Saddles to High Point Winners 1 saddle per roper per day in the #13, #11, #9 & #8 $10,000 Guaranteed cash payout with 100 entered teams

SATURDAY #13 SLIDE Books open 8 a.m. Rope at 9 a.m. EACH DAY 60% payback in cash & prizes Current Coggins May Be Required CASH ONLY NO EXCEPTIONS!

1 second per number • Max 2 seconds 17 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 4 head progressive on 1

#11 Pick Draw capped at a #7 18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 • Get up 5 times and get a free run • Top 50 teams back to short round 4 head progressive on 1

SUNDAY

KID’S DUMMY ROPING $500 CHALLENGE STEER IN EACH ROPING

#9 Pick Draw capped at a #5 18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 • Get up 5 times and get a free run • Top 50 teams back to short round 3 head progressive on 1

EGG TOSS FOR THE KIDS

#8 Pick Draw capped at a #4

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18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 • Get up 5 times and get a free run • Top 50 teams back to short round 3 head progressive on 1

TRIAD numbers used • 2012 USTRC cards may be purchased at roping

Concession stand – Great food and drink Sponsors: Security Metal • Smokin' Ropes • BAD Boy Lawn Mowers Hot Heels • B & W TURNOVER BALLS • Lonestar Feeds • LS Tractors Contact: Scott Ford 318.447.8030 • 318.495.3138

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Kevin Blackwell & Family present

Cactus Saddle & BUCKLE

BLO W O UT Covered Arena With Fans

Athens, Texas August 13, 2011 Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#6 w/#3 cap

3 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper

Cactus Saddle to High Money Winner

1st: 2nd: 3rd: 4th:

Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash Cash

COWBOY CHURCH following #6 Roping

Young Guns 14 Years & Under capped at an Elite #5 • 3 head • Enter 1, Cactus Saddle to

Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper High Money Winner

1st: 2nd: 3rd: 4th:

Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash Cash Cash

1st: 2nd: 3rd: 4th:

Saddles + Cash Buckles + Cash LoneStar Ropes + Cash Cash

1st: 2nd: 3rd: 4th:

Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash Cash Cash

Books close at the short go of the #6

#7 w/Elite #4 cap

3 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper

Cactus Saddles to Average Winners

Books close at the short go of the 14 & Under

#8

w/Elite #4 cap

3 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper Books close at the short go of the #7

SUPER PAY BACK #10 and#11

90% Payback in the #10

$100/roper • Enter 3x 90% Payback

Books close at the short go of the #8

www.fireitupproductions.com TRIAD numbers only • Cash only FMI: Kevin Blackwell 903/721-0303 • James T. 903/521-1511

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September 3-4, 2011

September 17-18, 2011 Sunday

Saturday Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#6 - #3 cap Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper 3-head Buckles to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the Average 30 teams to short-go

Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

IF YOU MAKE THE SHORT ROUND AT ANY FIRE IT UP ROPING YOU RECEIVE A FINALS SHOOT-OUT!

#9 - Elite #5 cap Enter 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $100/roper Enter 4x, 70% payback Buckles to Average winners

#10

Pick or Draw for $100/roper, Enter 3x, 85% payback Cowboy Church #11 One End Over 40 - #6 cap #7 Cactus Saddle Warm-Up - Elite #4 cap (women any age) Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $50/roper • Enter 5x $100/roper, 3-head 80% payback CASH ONLY 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash TRIAD numbers only #11 2nd Buckles + Cash All books close at short-go $100/roper, Pick or Draw, Enter 3x, 3rd Breast Collars + Cash of previous roping 85% payback For more information 4th Lone Star Ropes + Cash #12 Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 $100/roper, Pick or Draw, Enter 3x, Dummy Roping James T. 903.521.1511 85% payback 5 & under • 6-8 • 9-12 www.fireitupproductions.com

#13

#8 - Elite #4 cap

$100/roper, Pick or Draw, Enter 3x, 85% payback

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper Enter 4x, 70% payback Buckles to Average winners 30 teams to short-go All books close at short-go of previous roping

opers, Attention R t on New Forma Sunday!

ATHENS H0ST HOTEL Quality Inn and Suites 800-892-3819

Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

Trailer & Parts Co.

Trailer Parts & Truck Accessories Huntsville, TX 866-244-5801

FIRE IT UP DATES Oct. 8-9, 2011 Athens, TX Oct. 15-16, 2011 Mount Vernon, TX Nov. 5-6, 2011 Athens, TX Nov. 19-20, 2011 Mount Vernon, TX The official rope of Fire It Up Productions 903-322-6580 713-376-4396 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 171

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ROPE THIS SUMMER IN BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY Circle T Arena - 4 miles west of Hamilton on Highway 36

August August 20-21, 20-21, 2011 2011 80% CK PAYBA

ZERMENO’S, INC.

Junior Looper Dummy Roping Saturday at Noon at the Pool Prizes in each age group 6 & under, 7-9, 10-12

70% PAYBA CK

SATURDAY August 20

SUNDAY August 21

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

#15 5-head #13 #12 #11

#10 capped at an Elite #6 4-head for $50/roper Enter 5 times

AVERAGE PRIZES

#9 Pick/Draw

IN EVERY ROPING!

capped at an Elite #5 $50/roper Pick or Draw any combination, maximum of 5 entries. #8 capped at a #4 - Same format

4-head for $100/roper Enter 3 times

as #9 and will take place if there are less than 500 teams in the #10 and #9 Cash or credit cards only except for Gold Plus members. All ropings are progressive after one. Stall reservations will be accepted from Gold Plus members only. 270 stalls and 50 RV hookups available. Current USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this roping. USTRC rules apply in all ropings. TRIAD numbers only.

Summer Fun for the Whole Family Swimming • Volleyball • Basketball • Horseshoes CIRCLE T IS THE HOME OF Crossfire Saddlery and Crossfire Cafe

First State Bank

Central Texas

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HOST HOTEL The Inn at Circle T 4021 W. Hwy 36 (254) 386-3209

For information 254/386-3559

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 2, 4 & 5

Finals October 7-9

1 Cowboy Classic Saddle to High Money winner of #15 & #13 combined, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Qualify by attending 3 or more ropings OR make the short round of any roping!

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ROPE THIS SUMMER IN BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY Circle T Arena - 4 miles west of Hamilton on Highway 36

September 2, 4 & 5, 2011 Junior Looper Dummy Roping Sunday at Noon at the Pool Prizes in each age group 6 & under, 7-9, 10-12

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Open Roping

Books open at 10:00 • Rope at 11:00 a.m. 5-head for $100/roper • PA 1 • Enter 3 times • 80% Payback 80% followed by K C A B

PAY

All Girl Roping Books close after 3rd round of Open

ZERMENO’S, INC.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Books open at 8:00 • Rope at 9:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

#13

4-head

#15 #12

5-head 4-head

#11

80% PAYBACK

4-head

for $100/roper • Enter 3 times

AVERAGE PRIZES

4-head for $100/roper • PA 1 • Enter 3 times • 80% Payback

IN EVERY ROPING!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Books open at 8:00 • Rope at 9:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

SEPTEMBER 2 & 3 Rodeos

#10

capped at an Elite #6 4-head for $50/roper • Enter 5 times

#9 Pick/Draw

Friday & Saturday Night Slack Saturday Morning Books open August 28, 2011 • 3-11 p.m. 3-4 p.m. rough stock only All timed events call after 4 p.m. $300 Added Per Event Entry number 254.968.4416

#8

capped at an Elite #5 70% PAYBA $50/roper CK Pick or Draw any combination, maximum of 5 entries. capped at a #4 - Same format as #9 and will

take place if there are less than 500 teams in the #10 and #9

Cash or credit cards only except for Gold Plus members. All ropings are progressive after one. Stall reservations will be accepted from Gold Plus members only. 270 stalls and 50 RV hookups available. Current USTRC membership required before you rope - 2012 memberships cards may be purchased at this roping. USTRC rules apply in all ropings. TRIAD numbers only.

Summer Fun for the Whole Family

For information 254/386-3559

Swimming • Volleyball • Basketball • Horseshoes CIRCLE T IS THE HOME OF Crossfire Saddlery and Crossfire Cafe

First State Bank

Central Texas

HOST HOTEL The Inn at Circle T 4021 W. Hwy 36 (254) 386-3209

UPCOMING EVENTS

Finals October 7-9

1 Cowboy Classic Saddle to High Money winner of #15 & #13 combined, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Qualify by attending 3 or more ropings OR make the short round of any roping!

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USTRC membership required. May purchase 2010 membership at roping.

TRIAD numbers only

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2011 Central Oklahoma Tornado Relief Team Roping … In addition to Benefit Craig Latham Oklahoma Panhandle State Rodeo Coach in his battle against Cancer

August 27-28 Saturday 27 11am Start

Sunday 28 11am Start

#15 Handicap

#10

$100/Roper. Enter 4 Times. 4 steer/Progressive after 1. #14 team – 2 Sec. Off #13 Team & under – 4 Sec. Off

#13 Handicap $100/Roper. Enter 4 times. 4 steer/Progressive after 1. #12 team – 2 sec. Off #11 Team – 4 sec. Off

#11 $100/Roper. Enter 4 Times. 4 steer/Progressive after 1. #11 capped at an elite #6 (with #10 incentive)

$100 roper. Enter 4 times. 4 steer /progressive after 1. Capped at elite #5 #9 $180/Pick 1 draw 2 or draw all three 3 steer/progressive after 1. Capped at elite #5 1st - Saddles 2nd - Buckles 3rd - Saddle Pads Dummy roping held inbetween ropings on Sunday. 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12 Buckles to winners in each division!

Trophy saddles and buckles to be awarded in all ropings!!!! Sunday 28 9am Cowboy Church SILENT AUCTION BOTH DAYS!

Event Info

Location: Lazy E Arena, Guthrie Oklahoma. Directions: On I-35 miles north of Oklahoma City. Exit 151 (Seward rd.), East approximately 4.5 miles. Stalls: First come, first serve basis. Hotels: Sleep Inn – Guthrie 405.260.1400, 410 Heather Rd. Best Western – 405.282.8831, 23 Territorial Trail. Cash only. On-site entry Current Coggins may be requested. Current USTRC card required. USTRC numbers For donations and contributions to the relief effort please mail to: Central Oklahoma Tornado Relief. C/O Danielle Bryan 9601 Lazy E Drive. Guthrie, Okla 73044 Contact Info: Shank Stephens (817) 675-1773 Rod & Conni Foreman (817) 408-6758 Brittany Coomler (405) 464-7772

Photo by Rodeo News therodeonews.com

TRIAD numbers only

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19th Annual

Muleshoe Rotary Club

LABOR DAY WEEKEND TEAM ROPING September 3-5, 2011 Dusty Rhodes Arena • Muleshoe, Texas

Saturday, September 3 Enter at 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 7:00 p.m.

#14 5 for $80/team

SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

Sunday, September 4 Enter at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#12 & #11 4 Head for $80/team

SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

Monday, September 5 Books open 8:00 a.m. • Draw at 9:00 a.m.

Jerry Beagley Saddles to All Average Winners in #14, #12, #11 & #5 & Under Draw H Year in and year out, one of the best ropings in the southwest. H TRIAD numbers only. H CASH ONLY H Stalls available next to arena at Muleshoe Livestock Auction. H Excellent concessions on the grounds. We pride ourselves on exceptional payoffs and we never hold out more than 1/3 for stock. Where else can you compete for saddles for entry fees this low?! In case of bad weather, roping will go to David Allen Arena • 3 miles east of Muleshoe

#5 & Under Drawpot $150/roper • Bring 1, draw 4, or draw all 5 partners Can enter 2 times Roping run in rotations Over 600 teams in 2010

SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

Professionally Produced By For more information:

Thurman Myers 806/946-9238 or 806/272-3598 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 181

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Trailer Winners ‘03 - Buzz Bates ‘04 - Zane Neilson ‘05 - Jim White ‘06 - Faron Olsen ‘07 - Quinn Kessler ‘08 - Seth Webber '09 - Hadley Dunn '10 - Rex Wilkins

9th Annual Robbers Roost Team Roping Classic 2-HORSE SLANT TRAILER TO HIGH POINT ROPER

August 11-13, 2011 • Price, UT Carbon County Fairgrounds

Thursday Night: RANDY FINKBINER MEMORIAL ROPING Carbon County & Emery County Residents ONLY! Deluxe Saddles to the Average winners of #11 Handicap Roping

3-steer • Pick 1, Draw 3, or Draw all 4 for $100 Enter 3 times for a total of 12 partners To enter you must presently live in or in your lifetime have lived in either county. Enter 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY - ALL ROPERS WELCOME!

Friday

Roping Handicaps

Sign up 9 a.m. • Rope at 10 a.m. #8 teams - 0 #10 Handicap Equalizer • Handicapped up #7 teams - 1 and down • Pick 1, Draw 3 #6 teams - 3 or Draw all 4 for $100/roper • Enter 3x followed by #4 & Under Saddle Roping Pick 1, Draw 3 or Draw all 4 for $100 • Enter 3x Saddles to 1st in Average • Cash paid back 2nd - 6th place, depending on number of teams.

CASH ONLY

#10 TRAILER ROPING

sec. off sec. off sec. off

Trailer Roping Handicaps #10 Teams - 0 sec. off #9 teams - 1 sec. off #8 teams - 3 sec. off

All teams winning Average check Thursday & Friday will receive 1 free draw entry in Trailer Roping on Saturday.

TRIAD NUMBERS ONLY

Trailer roping - 1/3 stock charge, 2/3 prize and cash pay-out • Progressive Our goal this year is to have the trailer completely paid for by sponsors Payoff: 10 places in cash in the Average • 3 places cash paid in 1st go High Point roper will win a deluxe 2-horse slant load trailer! Winner responsible for TT&L

For info. call

Saturday Sign up 9 a.m., Rope at 10 a.m. WARM-UP DRAWPOT - 3 for $20 No cap followed by

Trailer Roping

Must be entered by 11 a.m. #10 Handicap Trailer Roping Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100 Enter 4 times for a total of 12 partners Capped at an Elite #6

Zane Dansie • 801/599-1238 ZD Cattle Company

65th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

“Big Bucks” Roping September 8-9, 2011 • Window Rock, AZ Navajo Nation Fairground Portable Roping Arena

#11 Payout - $5,000 to Hi-Point Roper Thursday, September 8 Sign up at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:00 a.m.

Open Drawpot - 6X 3-steers for $30/roper Immediately to follow Books close at 11:00 a.m.

#11 Handicap Pick 1, draw 3 for $150 Enter 3X for a total of 12 partners TRIAD NUMBERS ONLY

#11 Handicap Average Awards 1st place Fully Tooled Master Saddles + $2,000 4th place $600 2nd place $1,500 5th place $400 3rd place $1,000 ALL PLACES ARE PER TEAM PAYOUT BASED ON 250 PAID TEAMS.

Friday, September 9 10:00 a.m.

Ladies Breakaway 4-calves for $150/roper Limited to 40 ropers

Zane Dansie 801/599-1238 • zdroping.com • www.navajonationfair.com The Navajo Nation and the Navajo Nation Fair Office will not be held responsible for any loss, due to accident, theft, bodily injury, personal injury, including loss of property.

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Philipp Ranch presents

BIG LOOP BIG MONEY TEAM

ROPING

TOUR

September 24-25, 2011 • Edna, Texas Brackenridge Event Center Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

Over $700,000 Paid Out last year before the Finals! SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m.

Books open at 7:00 a.m. Close at 8:00 a.m.

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS:

Open #15 #13 #12 #11

#10

November 26-27, 2011

Above ropings are $150/roper Enter 2x

Legends/All Girl/ Junior Ropings $50/roper Ropings will be run together Enter each division 3x ATTENTION ROPERS: Due to the small number of Open & #15 ropers, those two ropings are over by 10:00 a.m. if not sooner.

Capped at #6 Elite $50/roper - Enter 5 times

#9 Capped at #5 Elite $50/roper - Enter 5 times

#8 Drawpot Capped at #4 $150/roper - Enter twice Draw 2 with each entry or 3 if entered Open.

ALL ROPINGS ARE 80% PAYBACK Wild West Buckles to the Average Winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8

Roping starts at 9:00 a.m. each day. All other ropings: Books will open when the previous roping begins and close a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of that roping. TRIAD numbers only. Must be current USTRC member. 2012 cards may be purchased at roping. Win USTRC Flex Earnings! Negative Coggins required at all shows and must be presented. First to enter, last to rope. Great Corriente roping cattle furnished by Philipp Ranch.

Brenham, Texas Washington County Fairgrounds Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

January 7-8, 2012 Halletsville,Texas Willam and Alton Allen Expo Indoor Heated Arena (Stalls and RV available)

February 25-26, 2012 Halletsville,Texas Willam and Alton Allen Expo Indoor Heated Arena (Stalls and RV available)

March 24-25, 2012 Caldwell, Texas Burleson County Saddle Club Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

April 28-29, 2012 Groesbeck, Texas Limestone County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

May 19-20, 2012 Bryan, Texas Brazos Expo Center Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

June 9-10, 2012 Giddings, Texas Lee County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

July 21-22, 2012

2011 Sponsors: All Around Performance Horse • Beard Navasota Vet Hospital Coufal Prater • Classic Ropes • Don Gonzales Saddlery DRW Precision • Equibrand • Farm Bureau/John Hendricks Knife River Concrete • Lone Star Ropes • Mathews Electric Sombrero Brand Hats

FINALS - Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo Center (Stalls and RV available)

Don Gonzales Saddles to Average Winners at the finals

Must attend 3 of 8 ropings to participate at the Finals Dummy Roping at noon on Sunday sponsored by Lone Star Ropes For more information: John 713/806-6012 • Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com 188 / AUGUST 2011

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

CENTRAL STATES

PRIZES

SHOWDOWN

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

• Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

AUGUST 19-21, 2011 FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 12 noon Open Pick/Draw #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 9 a.m. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4x #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: National Equestrian Center Directions: 6880 Lake St. Louis Blvd., Lake St. Louis, MO Producer: Herb Snow Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Herb Snow 217.452.7551, 217.473.3236 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Holiday Inn Express 636.300.9844 1175 Technology Drive, O'Fallon, MO Wingate 636.329.8503 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

For more information visit ustrc.com

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012.

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

CHISHOLM TRAIL

PRIZES 10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CLASSIC

• Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • 3rd place Average winners of the #15 & #13 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

AUGUST 26-28, 2011

ENID, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012.

Location: Chisholm Trail Pavilion Directions: Located at the Garfield County Fairgrounds at 111 West Purdue in Enid, OK. Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Day’s Inn 580.237.6000 Comfort Inn 580.234.1200 Super 8 580.242.6100 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

For more information visit ustrc.com

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

PINE COUNTRY

PRIZES

CLASSIC

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

8 Trophy Martin Saddles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

• Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

SEPTEMBER 3-5, 2011

FLAGSTAFF, AZ

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

Sunday 12 noon Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

MONDAY, SEPT. 5 All Girl #10 Handicap 3 steer Average, pick 1, draw 2 for $120/roper. Enter 2 times for 4 runs. #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

2 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds Directions: Three miles south of I-40 on I-17, Exit 337 Producer: USTRC Cattle: Reed Flake Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Amerisuites 928.774.8042 2455 S. Beulah Blvd.

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $120/roper. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

KANSAS

Rescheduled & Relocated

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

PRIZES 10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

21 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Leather Rope Bags • 3rd place Average winners of the #15 & #13 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) •• Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

SEPT. 16-18, 2011 VALLEY CENTER, KS ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/ #8 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century Roping (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012.

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Kansas Pavilions Centrally located: (formerly the Kansas Coliseum) 2 hours from Directions: 1229 East 85th Street N, Oklahoma City Valley Center, KS 67147. 2 hours from Lincoln Easy access just off I-135 2 hours from Kansas City at 85th Street N, Exit 17. 5 minutes Producer: Jeff Smith from Wichita. Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Sleep Inn and Suites 316-440-5050 Express Inn 316-927-3900 Comfort Inn North 316-744-7711

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer, Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only..

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

SOUTHERN COLORADO CLASSIC

PRIZES 10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of the #15 & #13 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2011

PUEBLO, CO

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO Directions: From I-25 exit 97-A, go right on Abricado Ave., then turn left on Northern Ave. Take a right on Prairie Ave. to main gates on west side. Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites at Southgate (Exit 94) 719.566.1726 Microtel Inn (Exit 94) 719.242.2020 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer, Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only..

For more information visit ustrc.com

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012.

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

TEXAS PLAINS CLASSIC

PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

27 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• 2nd place Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2011 FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 12:00 noon Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 9:00 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

ABILENE, TX SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 9:00 a.m. #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books

Location: Taylor County Expo Center 1700 Hwy. 36, Abilene, Texas. Directions: I-20 to Cross Plains exit south. Follow signs to Taylor County Expo Center. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Whitten Inn 800.880.7666. Closest hotel to Expo Center. Ask for USTRC rate. Full, cooked to order breakfast for two included. On-site restaurant and lounge. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

1 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $120/roper. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WILL ROGERSRESC

PRIZES 6 Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

HEDULED

CLASSIC

23 Trophy Gist Buckles • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Bronc Halters • 3rd place Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

SEPT. 30 - OCT. 2, 2011

ADA, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, OCT. 2 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

4 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, Directions: 1710 N. Broadway Ave., Ada, OK Producer: Rope the Ozarks Cattle: Rope the Ozarks Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Rope the Ozarks 417.547.3406 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western 580.332.6262 Holiday Inn Express 877.786.9480 La Quinta 580.436.5000 Quality Inn 580.332.9000

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012.

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2011 Formats Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2011 Format 1 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Option 1 $180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

$150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9

#15, #13 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 team will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round

Option 1

2011 Format 2 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

$100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

$180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Option 2

#15, #13

$120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

$80 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

Option 1

Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2011 Format 3 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Option 1

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $80 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

$150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

(Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw)

Option 1

$200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each

$180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex

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#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4)

Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2011 Format 4 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5head average with the Incentive determined on 4 head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head

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#10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $80 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $80 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Option 1 $180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2011 Format 5 The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

#12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

Option 1

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4)

$150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

(Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Open with #15 Incentive

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

Option 1 $180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Draw-In Option (For all Formats) Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonNeed a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Pick or Draw any combination of partners. #10 Incentive Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions Progressive after 1 (#15 - #9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average

#13 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 (with #11 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 (with #10 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler #10 (with #9 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler # 9 (with #8 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #3 Heeler #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler #8 is already a Pick/Draw Format Ropers who choose the Draw-In Option will pay their side of the entry fee, which is determined by the format of the event

Draw partners may choose one of three options Option 1 – Pay for the extra run and be eligible for all prize money, prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 2 – Choose not to pay for the extra run and be eligible for only ½ of the prize money up to $1,000 and forfeit any prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 3 – Decline the extra run

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US OPEN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS Season Dates: Begins September 7, 2010 and ends September 11, 2011. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. For the 2011 season there will be two ways to qualify for the US Open Championships. 1. Top 60 headers and top 60 heelers automatically qualify. Points will be

awarded in the main Average only according to the following charts.

Sanctioned Open Events 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

- 10 points - 9 points - 8 points - 7 points - 6 points - 5 points - 4 points - 3 points - 2 points - 1 points

2. Attend a minimum of 8 sanctioned event Open ropings. Event

attendance starts September 7, 2010 and ends September 11, 2011.

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Next Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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20 points 18 points 16 points 14 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points

US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

Regional Finals 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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20 points 18 points 16 points 14 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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30 points 27 points 24 points 21 points 18 points 15 points 12 points 9 points 6 points 3 points

• Will crown a US Open Tour Champion Header and Heeler (most points accumulated during the year) and a US Open National Champion Header and Heeler (Average winners of the US Open Championships). Personal earnings count, but not for the US Open Team Roping Finals. They may be used for any other Shoot-Out.

• Points Only for: #7 and above headers; #8 and above heelers. Points do not carry over from season to season. • Ropers must qualify to Short-Round to be eligible for points. • Point ties will be broken on money won at season end. • Roper US Open: 6-head; 5 full rounds; Top 20 teams qualify to the short round.

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A J Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .157 JX2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .186-187 JZS Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 B Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .29 Big Ticket Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .189 K Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Booger Barter Estate Sale . . . . . . . . . .97 Brazos County Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 L Broadstone Equine L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 LCI Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Brother In Law Productions . . . .168, 169 LRV Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .166, 167 Lil' Blue Heeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 C Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 CLT Roping Productions . . . . . . . . . . .181 Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 M Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino . . . . . . . . .11 Central Oklahoma Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Tornado Relief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Charmac Tralers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .161 Cimarron Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .123 N Circle T Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172, 173 National Horsemen's Association . . . . .160 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 30, 46 National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . .15, 159 Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 203 National Team Roping League . . .162-165 Clovis Livestock Auction, Inc. . . . . . . .121 Computer Software for O Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Ohio Quarter Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School .161 Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .158 Cowboy Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 P Crossfire Roping Productions . . . .178, 179 Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Roger Peters D Livestock Insurers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .160 D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160, 188 Dally Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 Pitzer Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Dallyup Manufacturing, LLC . . . . . . . . .45 Platinum Plus Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 Preifert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . . .74

Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . .105 Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . .155 Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Triangle Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Tru Roping Productions . . . . . . . . . . . .182 Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . .175, 176-177 Twombly Performance Horse Sale . . . .114 U Used Trailers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 USTRC Events: Central States Showdown . . . . . . . .190 Chisholm Trail Classic . . . . . . . . . . .191 Kansas Championships . . . . . . . . . .193 Pine Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .192 Southern Colorado Classic . . . . . . . .194 Texas Plains Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 Will Rogers Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . .196 USTRC Formats 2011 . . . . . . . . .197-200 USTRC Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 USTRC Membership Application . . . .48-49 CR USTRC National Finals: Guthrie Shoot-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 National Finals of Team Roping . . .66-67 NFTR Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Specialty Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Stall Reservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 NFTR Entry Forms: NFTR Preliminary . . . . . . . . . . .75-76

NFTR Shoot-Out . . . . . . . . . . .77-78 NFTR Specialty Roping . . . . . . .71-72 USTRC Regional Finals: High Plains Regional Finals . . . . .54-55 Lonestar Regional Finals . . . . . . .50-51 Northwest Regional Finals . . . . . .52-53 Southeast Regional Finals . . . . . .56-57 West Coast Regional Finals . . . . . .58-59 Regional Finals Entry Forms: High Plains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63-64 Lonestar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-62 Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63-64 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-62 West Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63-64 USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 V Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .160 W WTEC & M1 Productions . . . . . . . . . .182 VSA Wildfire Ranch . . .IN. . HOUSE . . . . . . . PROOF . . . . . .185 Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .151 X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Z ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

E Q Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . .105, 147, 156 Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Equibrand/Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 R Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 204 Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . .142 Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3 Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .160 Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 G G & G Saddles & Buckles . . . . . . . . . .161 Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .161 Gist Gold Buckle Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .23 S Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 H Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 How to Produce a Team Roping . . . . . .161 Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 T Hutchings Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183 Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment . . . . .133 Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .114 I The Corrector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Intervet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Paul Tierney Performance Horses . . . . . .83

F FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Fighting 7 Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . .170, 171 Forty Plus Team Roping Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Four Quarter Circle Ranch . . . . . . . . . . .87

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