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THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS

FEATURES 8

Just the Way It Is

by Ben Clements

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USTRC Announcements

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By the Numbers

by John Findlay

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Gold Plus Report

by Ty Hillman

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JUST the WAY IT IS

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n my travels this summer I have talked to and visited with lots of people. That fact, in and of itself, is not all that unusual. But, the thing that has opened my eyes is the broad spectrum of our membership family. You know yourselves, our ropers are quite unique and certainly varied in ages. I’ve known this all along but for some reason I really noticed this summer. In my visiting along the way I have discovered one common denominator in team ropers. This common thread was voiced, not only by a roper in his seventies but also by a young team roper not yet in his teens. The common denominator for both ropers was to go rope and have fun. Across the spectrum, young or old, all ropers rope because of one major component and that is to go have a good time. We do it just to have some fun. Summer, of course, is our busiest time. It is also the most fun time for ropers and their families. Kids are out of school, vacations are occurring and the pace changes as the summer months unfold. Whether we are roping and traveling down the road or just spending quality time in the practice pen with our family, team roping is our favorite sport because it is fun. Never think it isn’t hard work or a challenge, but we do it because we have a good time when we rope. Oh, there is no doubt, and it is true there is that select group of team ropers who rope to make a living. It is their livelihood and they depend on it to earn their living. However, the majority of us rope as a hobby, to have a good time, to learn more and become better at our favorite sport. Most of us would rope every single day even if we never hauled to another roping or if they quit having team ropings altogether. As I’ve announced during these busy summer months, I’ve watched ropers from all over the country, old and young, face the challenges roping brings to each of us.

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Some win, some lose, some experience highs and a lot deal with the lows of losing. The bottom line here is they all keep roping. You want to know why? They rope because team roping is fun. My elderly friend pointed out he could and would continue to rope until he just got too old to climb into the saddle. “It keeps me young in body, spirit and mind,” he laughed with a sly twinkle in his eye. “Good grief, my wife cannot even do that.” The little guy I talked with had this to say, “I like to rope because it’s fun and I want to be like my dad and my uncle. My favorite roper is Jake Barnes and it’s fun pretending to be him.” If you catch my drift here we all rope because it is a good time and whether we admit it or not it is fun. We all want to rope like our favorite team roper. Roping just has a tendency to bring out the best in us. Hypothetically, suppose for an instant, for some reason, you couldn’t rope anymore. How would your life change? What would you do? Most of us go get on a horse, pick up a rope and all the tension, struggles and problems in our lives dim a little bit. Suddenly, they do not seem to be so big anymore. There is a saying that goes something to the effect, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” I think the phrase was actually coined by Winston Churchill. Perhaps we could substitute or add to the saying in this respect, “The outside of a good horse and a great feeling rope is good for the inside of a man.” I believe team roping is fun because the above and improved statement is true. I believe team roping brings out the best in us and we participate in our favorite sport because it is the good time we all want and need and that’s just the way it is…

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Announcements At the NFTR in October, the Cruel Girl Championship and the Century Championship are Specialty ropings. Any lady 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 2012, may enter, no qualification required. Both divisions are #11 with #9 Incentive

Plan your next roping event by clicking on the USTRC Calendar at www.ustrc.com. The calendar is filled with great team roping events and is the best way to keep track of where to go. Also don’t forget to put the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping on your agenda. The action starts October 20, 2012 and will run through October 28, 2012.

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 elgibility to enter a Shoot-Out Division requires participation at a 2012 USTRC Event. Every eligible 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.

Don’t forget that as Gold Plus members, you receive $3,000 Flex earnings that allow you to enter ShootOuts 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 membership 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.

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 Format Section at the back of SuperLooper Magazine.

Postmark date for NFTR entries is September 21, 2012!

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don’t think there is any question that team roping has always been a popular recreational activity for cowboys for many, many years. That being said, I also don’t think that there are many that would have predicted the incredible growth that this sport has experienced in the last couple decades. Ask some of the old-timers, guys that have been roping since the 70’s and 80’s if they would have ever thought that team roping would have grown to the size and scope that it is today. Its popularity has spread all across the country and to foreign countries. Team ropings are held not just on a weekly basis but a daily basis in arenas from Massachusetts to Hawaii. A sport that used to be confined primarily to those in the ranching or agricultural business is now being taken up by anyone with a horse, a competitive streak, and what might be called the “Roy Rogers” syndrome. That is, converting a hankering for a western lifestyle into something viscerally concrete, chasing a cow down an arena on a horse with a rope in your hand. Somehow, team roping has tapped into this yearning and has been luring former cowboy wanna-bes into being close to the real thing. There are now thousands of former wanna-bes that can now not only talk the talk but can walk the walk. They are participating in an activity that has enabled them to actualize a lifestyle that will fulfill and reward them for years to come. But enough of me getting maudlin, for pete sakes! The growth in the popularity of team roping is a given. But just how and why did it get that way? Suffice it to say that there is probably a really neat “History of Team Roping” tome out there just waiting to be written. And when it comes out, I think there should be a chapter in there about how and why team roping was able to entice the former uninitiated into its realm. By that I mean, what happened to enable team roping to move beyond its former place as a recreational pursuit of primarily those in the “business”, i.e. farmers, ranchers, cowboys, veterinarians, horseshoers, and the like. Well I have a theory. Back in the late 80’s when USTRC founder Denny Gentry and Coors Roping Founder Digger Howard were conjuring up a methodology for what would ultimately become the USTRC Classification system, not even they envisioned the behemoth it would become. They had a relatively uncomplicated idea. To get guys back into a sport they had left because they got tired of getting their brains beat out every weekend by those few really good ropers that were not, at that time, prevented from entering due to the lack of an adequate classification system. Denny thought a good, solid, national classification system, separating ropers into definable ability levels, might do the trick. And if 12 / AUGUST 2012

this national system was successful, it would, indeed, lure those dispirited ropers back into the fold and he would have an organization made up of from four to six thousand ropers from which he could develop a national team roping championship, an idea that was quite novel at the time. There is, of course, much more to the story than this and I am only oversimplifying to help make my point, which I am about to get to. Needless to say the full story is waiting for “The History of Team Roping” to come out. While most would point to the USTRC Classification system, the numbers themselves, as the key to team roping’s explosion, Denny would argue that numbers were only a portion of the development. Systems that were in existence prior to the USTRC were inadequate and were actually a hinderance to team roping growth because they were “cutting” systems, not “handicapping” systems. By “cutting” I mean preventing ropers from roping, exactly what, if you are to be a successful team roping producer, you don’t want to do. One such was a “money-won” system. In it, you were prevented from roping at a level because you had won too much money, regardless of your ability. Another, the old “AB-C” system, left roper’s abilities up to the opinions of committees or contractors that allowed whether you could rope at a given level or not, once again a cutting system. Denny came up with a system that combined the abilities of both ropers to establish a “team” handicap as opposed to just singling out the individual roper. Using numbers to rate each team member turned out to be a much better way to set the ability level of ropers. In the current USTRC system, it is well-known, a midlevel intermediate can enter an upper level roping with a pro, a mid-level roping with another mid-level roper or a lower level roping with a novice. Instead of being cut off from a level, you are encouraged to rope up and down the scale. While many of you today reading this are probably saying, “Duh!”, this concept was pretty revolutionary back in 1980. And the numbers are what makes it work but there is another key element to the system’s success and that is limited entry. Regardless of your rating system, in any given group of equally rated ropers, there are still going to be some ropers that are better than others. To get my drift, in 2011 there were 13,456 USTRC member headers rated with a #4 (not including the elite #4s). It just stands to reason that all thirteen thousand plus do not rope equally. Even within this category of #4 header, some will still be better or worse than others. You could theoretically solve this problem by going to a 20 or 30 number scale but that would defeat the purpose with an incredibly unwieldy system.

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Instead of eight divisions you would have more than double not at their skill level. Instead of shunning novices, the system that. Ropings would have to last a week to get all the divisions welcomed them. In many sports, novices don’t readily have a in and there wouldn’t be enough teams in each division to place. Experienced players are not usually motivated to seek out create any decent payoffs. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. lesser experienced players because it can drag down the quality Needless to say, a 20-number scale rating system just won’t of the game. But this attitude is just not so in team roping. And work. There is, however, within the current system another that is one of team roping’s most worthwhile attributes. Team aspect that helps level the playing field and smooth out some ropers have taken to the concept of encouraging others to of these slight distinctions between roper abilities in the same participate in their sport regardless of their skill level. Hey, we’ve division –– the luck of the draw. Each team, before it can get to got a place for you! C’mon down! And the proof is in the the winner’s circle, will draw at least four steers. The luck or pudding. Take a look at lack of luck of those draws can impact how well that team does the first table and chart, Table 1 Team Entries in 2011 in the roping. It allows teams that may not be quite as Sanctioned Ropings by Division “Team Entries in 2011 competitive skill-wise to remain in the hunt. I don’t think I will Sanctioned Ropings by Percent Entries Division get much argument that the luck of the draw can take a good Division”. The division team out of a roping and put a lesser team on top. But there is that had the most entries 16.3 11,858 8 a limit to how well luck of the draw evens the playing field. The in 2011 was the #9, 21.4 15,569 9 more times you let those better ropers rope in a given roping, followed in order by the 19.2 13,943 10 the better the likelihood that that roper will beat the field. Skill #10 and the #8, the three 14.7 10,670 11 will ultimately overcome chance. That is why Denny included lowest divisions of the 8.2 5,988 12 limited entry as a key ingredient to his number system’s USTRC. The lifeblood of 6.5 4,711 13 success. Back in the late 70’s, it wasn’t uncommon to find any sport is how well it 4.6 3,311 15 ropings that allowed up to 10 entries or more. You let a roper attracts newcomers. That 2.0 1,466 Open that is at the top of his rating category enter 10 times, most of is a necessity for growth. 7.1 5,199 Gold Plus the time he or she is going to beat you. So obviously, team 72,715 So limited entry was critical to the success of the USTRC roping is still attracting system back in the early days and it still is today. But there is another aspect of limited entry Team Entries in 2011 Sanctioned Ropings that gets me full circle by Division back to my theory as to why team roping !#"***% became so popular. Limited entry forced !&"***% ropers out of their comfort zone. We all !$"$&'% !)"***% know that ropers like to !("')(% rope but if they couldn’t !,"***% rope ten times in one !!"#$#%% single division, what !*"***% !*"&+*% were they going to do? They would have to #"***% rope up and down the scale, meaning that pro &"***% ropers would seek out $"'##% intermediate ropers and $"!''% )"***% )"+!!% intermediate ropers ("(!!% would seek out novice ,"***% ropers and so on. The !")&&% system encourages *% ropers to try to find #% '% !*% !!% !,% !(% !$% -./0% -./0% 1234% 1234% other ropers that are not 5367% 5367% necessarily neighbors )% )%*%'%+"( *%'%+"( and friends and also other ropers that were

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newcomers. The ("%$ ("%$ achievement of this goal, I believe, can be ("#$ readily attributed to the ("+$ ("+$ ("!$ ("!$ nature of the system as to how it fosters the '"%$ '"%$ inclusion of novices '")$ '")$ and the attitude of the '"#$ experienced team '"+$ '"+$ '"!$ roper who welcomes that inclusion. !"&$ !"*$ !"%$ !"%$ But let us flash !"%$ forward to today or at !"#$ least to last year. Do !"'$ !"+$ !"+$ ropers rope in more than one division? +"%$ +"%$ That’s what I sought to find out when I dove into the 2011 roping +"+$ +"+$ archives. I already !"+$ !"+$ '"+$ '"+$ ("+$ ("+$ #"+$ #"+$ #"%$ #"%$ %" %"+$ +$ %" %"%$ %$ )" )"+$ +$ )" )"%$ %$ *"+$ *"+$ &"+$ &"+$ ,"+$ ,"+$ briefly touched on the 2 2+31+,$23-1)435$%$ +31+,$23-1)435$%$ first table and chart, “Team Entries in 2011 Sanctioned Ropings by Table 2 Average Number of Different elite #5’s are first with Division”. It lists and illustrates all of the team entries at 2011 Divisions Entered by Ropers by an average of 3.4 season sanctioned ropings by division. As you can see, the most Header Handicap Number different divisions with entered division was the #9, followed by the #10, the #8 and the 2011 Sanctioned Ropings the elite #6’s and elite #11. Out of the 72,715 entries in all of USTRC’s sanctioned Average 4’s tied for second at ropings (not including the Regionals and Finals), 52,040 were in Number Number 3.1. My guess as to why the #8 through the #11 or just shy of 72% (71.6%). The #12, #13, Header of Different of this occurs goes back #15, Open and Gold Plus divisions account for the remaining Number Headers Divisions to that law of limited 28.4% of entries. This is not all that surprising as, obviously, the 11 1.4 1.0 entry I discussed higher you go on the division scale, the fewer are the number of 123 1.5 2.0 above. Because elites ropers who qualify to rope in those divisions. cannot enter a division 1071 1.8 3.0 Okay, now let’s see how many different divisions ropers with a fellow elite, they enter. Let’s start with headers. I direct your attention to the 2761 2.4 4.0 have to move into a table and chart, “Average Number of Different Divisions 395 3.1 4.5 different division to Entered by Ropers by Header Handicap # 2011 Sanctioned 1964 2.6 5.0 make up for that loss of Ropings”. At the bottom of the table you can see that headers, 317 3.4 5.5 a roping to enter. Thus, overall, enter an average of 2.4 different divisions. That average 848 2.6 6.0 the assumption would varies considerably by handicap number. The ropers that enter 145 3.1 6.5 be, for example, that the least number of different divisions are at the two ends of 267 2.1 7.0 two #5 elites, since the scale, the #1’s and the #9’s. That’s predictable as #1’s can’t 70 1.7 8.0 they cannot rope in the rope “down”, as it were, and #9’s can’t rope up. That also applies, 44 1.2 9.0 #10, would go ahead if to a somewhat lesser extent, to the #2’s, #3’s, #7’s and #8’s. 8016 2.4 Total Avg and enter the #11. Plus, ropers #7 and above cannot rope in the #10, #6 and above 9 Max Before I move on to the cannot rope in the #9, and #5 and above cannot rope in the #8. heelers, I should In any event, the headers in the middle, the #4’s, #5’s and #6’s, mention that there is a rope in a greater number of divisions. The average number of roper in Hawaii who, during the course of the year, entered all different divisions entered by #4’s, #5’s and #6’s is 2.6, while for nine different divisions. Congratulations! the #1’s, #2’s, #3’s, #7’s, #8’s and #9’s, the average was 1.8. One Now let’s turn our attention to heelers. Overall, heelers interesting aspect of this study is that the three header #’s that enter the most number of different divisions are all elites. The continued on page 151 14 / AUGUST 2012

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ith the weather being so hot and dry in Texas, the 80 degree highs and 50 degree lows in Paso Robles, CA at the West Coast Regional Finals felt great! I really enjoyed my first trip to a USTRC roping in California and look forward to the next opportunity I have to go back. The event, as a whole, was great with the highest team count in the last several years. I was especially pleased with the Gold Plus division where 115 teams competed for a cash payout of $37,410…108% cash payback plus all of the prizes the Average and Incentive Average winners received. Mary Stubblefied and Zanga Schutte were the champions of the #12 Gold Plus with a time of 36.92 seconds on four steers earning themselves $8,956, Gist buckles, Tony Lama boots, Resistol straw hats, and Cinch and Cruel Girl jeans. Jill

Johnson and Ron Hognestad roped three steers in 29.09 seconds winning the #10 Incentive Average giving them $5,332 plus Gist buckles, Classic Equine horse sheets, and Classic rope bags and duffel bags. They also caught their short round steer in 10.19 which allowed them to win 4th in the main Average in which they pocketed an additional $3,482 making their total earnings $8,814. Ryan Browder and Scott Hutchins won the overall fast time with a run of 6.96 seconds earning themselves $1,872. Zanga Schutte was the High Point Gold Plus winner of the weekend with 36 points, finishing just one point ahead of Bud Stubblefield. As the High Point winner, Zanga won a Cinch NFTR package which includes two paid Shoot-Out positions, two complimentary stalls, a complimentary Gold Plus RV spot, and a 2012

customized NFTR jacket. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. This is a very busy time of year in the office as there are five Regional Finals this month and once I get back from the High Plains Regional Finals in Colorado, we will be gearing up and taking entries for the Cinch NFTR. I have a pretty relaxed personality by nature but when things get hectic, sometimes I can get wound a little tight. I am a planner and I feel very uncomfortable just going with the flow with important things… like me and my wife’s future. While I understand that a big part of life is our attitude and how we respond to circumstances, I am still a very goal-oriented person and when our life is not going according to MY plan, my natural behavior is to get anxious. We have our short, middle, and

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Although many of us are in the middle of the team roping season and our rigs are rolling along pretty well, there is never a bad time to do a thorough inspection of our trailers for signs of wear and tear. Catching a potential problem early can save a lot of headaches and stress, literally, down the road. Replacing a worn tire, checking and repacking wheel bearings or even a simple bulb replacement can save you from making roadside repairs, in the middle of the night on the side of a lonely highway. Here is a list of possible problems to check prior to hitting the road again: UNDERCARRIAGE The hardest area to do a routine check is the undercarriage, but it is one of the most important areas. Lack of maintenance in this area often contributes to major roadside problems and even accidents. • Under the front of the trailer, check all of the hitch bracing to ensure they are welded or bolted solidly in place. • The entire undercarriage frame should be checked for cracks of fatigue, as well as broken welds or loose bolts. • Fenders should be bolted solidly in place and be in good condition. • The axle springs should be solidly attached to anchor and pivot points and the leaves of the spring should lie in alignment on top of each other. HITCH The tow vehicle connects to the trailer through the hitch and whether you have a bumper pull or gooseneck trailer, this is a critical area that requires attention when doing a routine check. • Check the overall hitch mechanism for wear, loose bolts and cracked or broken welds. • The cap and jaws should be free from rust pockets, deep scores or cracks. • Check hinge pins and fasteners for signs of loosening or excessive wear. • If the nosepiece is bolted onto the tongue, make sure bolts are tight. • Ensure both safety chains are secured and long enough to crisscross and attach

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to the towing vehicle on bumper pull hitches. WHEELS, TIRES AND BRAKES This is where the rubber meets the road, a crucial area that often fails. Properly inflated tires and the trailer bakes are two of the important features that need to be routinely checked to ensure you and your horse’s safety while traveling. • Wheels should be unbent and tires in good condition. • Check tire pressure and look for signs of excessive tire wear. • Have all trailer brakes inspected and replaced as needed. • Check for wheel bearing wear and repack the bearings. • Check electric brakes including the wiring as well as the break-away brakes. OVERALL EXTERIOR Although the exterior of the trailer does not often fall under the most important area for safety issues, you should check for signs of damage and repair the areas to ensure you do not have problems down the road. • Check for loose, missing or broken screws, bolts and rivets over the entire exterior of the trailer • Look for damage to brackets, latches, tie rings, fenders, etc. • Ensure that all latches hold tight. • Look for any broken, sharp metal edges which could cut horses or people. OVERALL INTERIOR The interior of your horse trailer needs your best attention. Broken, loose or worn areas can cause serious damage to your horse during travel. An in-depth inspection can uncover potential problems and protect your horses. • Check for broken welds and loose bolts along the entire interior of the trailer. • Inspect the interior for wear and damage which could injure your horses. • Check the roof for broken bolts and rivets. • Look for sharp points and edges. • Check the floors of hay mangers for wear, damage, rust and loose

debris. • Replace any trailer mats that may be torn or have worn edges which may curl up under horse’s feet. • Check the trailer floor for rotten spots in wood, particularly along the edges and front corners. For solid floors or aluminum floors, check for broken welds and cracks. • Interior sidewalls may start to show wear and rust and should be repaired as needed. • Don’t forget to inspect the tack compartment or dressing room. Be sure to look for leaks and seal up holes

and/or worn out door seals. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Although problems in the electrical wiring of a horse trailer can be confusing at times and often need to be repaired by a technician, simple fixes and bulb replacements can be done easily. • Check your trailer electrical cable and plug for excessive wear. • Check all trailer lights and replace bulbs. • Check to make sure the left and right turn signals are correct and that your stop lights work and are bright.

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with Rickey Green My Heelers All Missed hear a lot of headers say, “I turned all of my steers last weekend and couldn’t get anything heeled.” Some headers say this week after week. I don’t know if they really stop to think about it, but the problem has got to be their handle. H.P. Evetts, World Champion Team Roper, told me two things that have stuck with me. One is that you’ll always have a truck payment, so you might as well drive a new one. Two is that the best ropers always end up roping together. So if you want better partners, get to be a better header. So, if you are a header who finds yourself making the “I turned all my steers” statement week after week, lets get busy and fix it. For one thing, you’re probably going too fast for your guys to catch, so slow down. I know they tell you they want you to go faster, but they show you week after week that they can’t catch four in a row going that fast. So it’s crazy to keep donating by using the heeler’s plan. You see, the problem is that most heelers don’t have a good left hand, or they’re just not patient enough in the corner to stay out and let the corner develop. So what they do is tell the header to go faster, so they can keep the cattle out in front of them. Whenever I head the first couple of steers, my heelers usually run in too close and cover up their shot. The next thing they say is, “Are you always going to go that slow?” Sometimes they want me to go faster, and I will tell them that their job is to turn in and heel the steer on or before the third jump, and then I face. If I go faster, you’re going to miss the first two jumps and you’re going to heel him on the third to the fifth jump, and then you’re going to have more trouble dallying and slipping legs. So, in other words, if you can’t use your left hand good enough to turn in and heel a steer that’s hopping slow on the first or second jump, you are crazy to think you can rope him going fast. Rich Skelton said the hardest thing about learning to heel behind Speed was that he wasn’t going to run off with cattle, and the cattle were going to be 24 / AUGUST 2012

hopping slow. I can hear the heelers all screaming, “Now you’re going too slow, I can’t rope them hopping that slow,” but you headers have to remember the best ropers end up roping together. If your heeler can’t understand that you are going to slow the steers down so he can rope faster and catch more, and he doesn’t think that’s good, get another heeler. If you aren’t getting cattle caught for you, there are a couple of things to look at. Probably the biggest thing is that you have to finish the steer’s right hip to the outside. The steer needs to continue to hop throughout the corner; his head needs to stay bent to the left toward your saddle horn; and you must keep control of the head and hips of the steer throughout the handle. One thing that stops you from getting that control is whether you’re setting too much in one spot, and not floating your set forward as you slow so you don’t get a big snap. A hard set snaps the steer, then you have to hurry out of the hole or have a dead spot. Most headers have not mastered the art of slowing a steer and keeping control of his speed and body posture in the corner. Another problem is your head horse widening too early, before the horse and steer have slowed sufficiently. This causes the head horse to get out in front of the steer, and you lose the bend and control in the steer’s neck and body. This also causes the speed of the hops to change. I see so many headers set a steer up in this corner and bait their own heelers into missing. They pick the steer up in the corner and start the steer around nice for about two strides, and the heeler sees it and starts his delivery sequence. Just before the final jump, where the steer’s hops come out to the right, the header steps up in front of the steer’s head, the feet go inside, and the heeler misses or loses the legs. You see, to be in time and to set up a quick shot, as a heeler you are preparing your shot by what your header’s handle has told you was going to happen in the previous two jumps. You are starting your delivery to a jump that’s not there yet, but has been prepared by what you’ve seen in the steer’s previous movements. What’s a big responsibility for the header to realize is that he needs to keep the hops consistent, because any change in direction or speed once your heeler has committed is probably a miss. I hope some of you teams will talk this over, and I know these ideas will work. It worked pretty well for Speed and Rich. But, really, how much did they really win? Your Friend,

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Champions Profile

And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

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hat is the song, “To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe?” Change involves courage, commitment, focus and the determination to face the impossible. We all get in our comfort zone and many are never willing to move. Speed Williams told Manny Cunde a long, long time ago he should be a header. He was a natural at it and it was his calling. “I should have listened to him,” Cunde said. “I’ve been a heeler since I was a kid and it felt good but it wasn’t exactly right. I always had access to good head horses and I thought why not use them. It was then I made the commitment to use what I had and put in the hard work needed to make it all come together. I love being a header.” It takes perseverance. Perseverance is something heeler Rodney Melton is very familiar with as well. He knows about hanging on and how to keep trying, putting one foot in front of another until you begin to see daylight. Melton had been coming to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping for twelve, maybe thirteen years and he had never once made the short go round. It was a first for Melton and partner Cunde to be the high team back going into the short go round of the #15 Shoot-Out at the 2011 Cinch NFTR. As you talk about hanging on, both ropers were in a place they really never thought they would be. No doubt, it felt really good. And they were, indeed, hanging on and hanging on tight. Cunde and Melton were the high team coming back for the short go round of the #15 Shoot-Out. The thirty teams coming

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Manny Cunde & Rodney Melton

back were focused on a cash purse of $267,700. The winning team would take home $68,100 as well as Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Championship Gold Trophy buckles, Tony Lama Ostrich boots and Western Horseman Collectors Buckles. The key for Cunde and Melton was to rope like they had roped all day. Use some common sense, stay focused and determined and don’t do anything stupid. USTRC announcer, Ferron Lucero had explained it in a very short phrase, “Over analysis leads to paralysis.” The analyzing was over and it was time to rope and rope like you knew how to rope. “I just wanted to get a good start out of the box, rope our steer right and let Rodney do his job,” Cunde explained. “It wasn’t hard to figure out. We had roped well all day. We just had one more steer to go.” “I was so proud to be the high team coming back in the short go round,” Melton commented. “It was the first time ever for me at the National Finals. I had put a lot of work into getting to this point and it had taken a long time.” Melton

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Manny Cunde & Rodney Melton at the 2011 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping

wasn’t particularly nervous and he had all the confidence in the world in Cunde’s ability to turn the last steer and give him the shot he needed to grab the win in the #15 Shoot-Out. He just wanted to rope like he had all day and use the steer they had. When Cunde nodded for the steer he heard nothing and saw nothing except this one steer and without a doubt Speedy Williams advice from long ago had been right on track. Cunde was meant to be a header. When he roped the steer perfectly Melton reached out and grabbed two hind feet to seal the run. The pair needed a time of 8.49 to secure first place in the average. The clock read 6.97. It was an impossible dream come

true. The pair had conquered the unbeatable foe. There was no other feeling like it. The exhilaration was unbelievable. “The win was awesome,” Melton exclaimed. “God gets all the glory.” A huge grin spread across his face as he tried to embrace all that had just happened. Champions take time. Champions set aside the glory and spend a lot of time working, sweating, struggling, and focusing on how you want things to happen. You keep digging and holding on and trying and pushing while knowing that at some point there has to be some kind of reward or payoff. You never hear in your head, “What if it never happens?” You focus on the impossible, the unbeatable, the commitment and the unseen promise of being a winner. Cunde and Melton is a good coupling. The pair is always on the same page focused on the same things. Both men are humble, appreciative and very thankful. Perseverance is about change and hard work. It all came together on an October day in 2011 when a voice echoed in the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Arena; “And Then There was One—Manny Cunde and Rodney Melton the Champions of the #15 Shoot-Out at the 2011 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 27

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hether you are dealing with a horse that lost condition through a long, hot summer of competition or you are preparing horses for the fall sales, feeding for weight gain and bloom requires specific dietary components. The easiest dietary component to monitor is calorie or energy intake. Managing body condition is a matter of calorie economics. Taking in more calories than are used results in weight gain, using more calories than are consumed results in weight loss. So, weight gain is simply a matter of supplying more calories in the diet than are required to maintain current condition. Sounds simple enough, but the source of those calories can impact the outcome. In addition to providing adequate calories, putting bloom or overall “condition” on a horse requires quality dietary protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids to support skin health, hair coat luster and optimal muscle tone. Excellent nutrition along with a good bit of “elbow grease” applied in the form of regular grooming helps horses have the shine and healthy appearance to make them look and feel great. The approach you take to help a horse gain weight depends on how much weight he needs to gain and what timeframe you have to accomplish the desired results. The more weight needed and the shorter the timeframe, the more aggressive the effort needs to be. Gaining a relatively small amount of weight, 25 lbs or less, can often be achieved in 60 days by increasing feed intake by 2 – 3 lbs per day. Gaining 45 lbs or more in that same period can require substantial increases in feed intake. It is important to remember that a safe rule of thumb is to feed no more than 5 – 6 lbs of grain per meal to an average 1000 lb horse. So, if you are at the point of increasing feed intake by 5 – 6 lbs per day to support more or faster weight gain, you should add an additional meal each day or consider changing to a higher calorie feed. A more calorie-dense feed will provide the needed calories in a more reasonable amount of feed. Another option is to use a fat supplement to provide very concentrated, efficient calories to help support the needed increase in body condition. Historically, horse owners have added a few ounces of vegetable oil to improve hair coats on horses. That amount provides essential fatty acids that can improve skin health and hair coat shine. Today, better quality horse feeds containing 4 – 6% fat have enough added oil to meet those fatty acid requirements. However, when the goal is to provide calories for weight gain, much more than a couple ounces of oil is required. One cup of vegetable oil provides 2000 calories. For a horse needing to gain 45 lbs in 60 days, you would have to add over 2.5 cups of oil to his current ration to meet the calorie requirements for that level of weight gain. That much oil can be very messy, doesn’t provide additional protein, vitamins and

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minerals, and many horses will not want to eat that much oil. Choosing a higher calorie feed is usually a better solution. For example, compared to oats and many less expensive horse feeds, Purina® Ultium® Competition Horse Formula provides 50% more calories per pound. It would take over 4 lbs of oats but only 2.6 lbs of Ultium® Competition to provide the same calories as 2.5 cups of oil. So, with a more calorie-dense feed, weight gain can be achieved in a more reasonable amount of feed than with oats or other lower-calorie horse feeds. Weight gain and bloom are achieved not only through calories but also from providing a diet complete with essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. All these nutrients play roles in hair coat, muscle tone, hoof quality and overall appearance and health. Purina® premium horse feeds formulated to support the calorie and nutritional demands of performance, including Strategy® Professional Formula GX Horse Feed, Omolene #200® Horse Feed, Omolene #400® Horse Feed, Omolene #500® Horse Feed, and Ultium® Competition Horse Feed, are excellent options for providing the calorie and nutrient levels to support weight gain and bloom. For additional fat supplementation (if needed), Purina® Nature’s Essentials® Amplify® Supplement, is a tremendous nutritional tool. Amplify® Supplement supplies a blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran to provide an exceptional fatty acid profile in addition to quality protein and balanced vitamins and minerals. You can certainly feed oats and good quality hay to accomplish weight gain, provided you have enough time and feed enough quantity. However, the end result can be a soft, fat horse that doesn’t have the muscle tone and “gleam from within” that can be achieved with a more complete balance of nutrition. Then, you have to apply even more elbow grease and topical hair polish products to get even close to the shine that you could get with good nutrition. Finds out more feeding tips and horse health information at www.horse.purina.com.

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orld Champion Roper, Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, and World Champion All-Around Cowboy, Paul Tierney, is first, and always, a rancher. Everything else that “PT” is and has become, all links back to his ranch roots. It’s all about the cattle, and the horses. On the Tierney ranch, in southwestern South Dakota, that’s what you will find in the vast Tierney pasturelands at the base of the famed Black Hills: equine and bovine. “You won’t find any four wheeler tracks here on our grasslands,” the Nebraska Sand Hills born cowboy proclaims. “We don’t trample our precious grasses with tire tracks,” he explains. “We do it all on horseback.” Ergo, the continued importance of the American Quarter Horse, on this cowboy’s ranch. For Paul Tierney, the AQHA’s new Ranching Heritage Breeders program is like the schematic for what he and many of America’s ranchers do: keep it all fundamental and elemental. It’s a symbiotic relationship between his cattle and his horses. One exists because of the other. “Our horses exist to assist us in ranching and caring for our cattle,” Tierney explains. And obviously, the cattle provide a training ground for superior Quarter Horse athletes. There are no new revelations about

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the mixture of horses and cattle to what the American Quarter Horse is all about. This is the very embodiment of why this very versatile horse breed has become so popular; this is where the breed began. The AQHA’s Ranching Heritage Breeders Program, just less than one year old and announced late last summer, brings the AQHA full circle. Cowboy Paul Tierney and many other ranchers, like Tierney, have quickly jumped on board to help encourage the AQHA to keep moving in this direction. “More than ever before, the ranch raised, broke, and trained horse is becoming more valued,” Tierney insists. For the AQHA to recognize that all important marketing primer, is both appreciated and sacred to the backbone of the AQHA’s core breeding element, and ranchers like Tierney. “We happen to have a major rodeo arena emphasis here,” Tierney confesses of his well respected Paul Tierney Performance Horses. “But there is no way one of our horses is going to go anywhere near the rodeo arena until they’ve successfully done a hard day’s work here on the ranch, doing regular

ranch duties,” Tierney emphasizes. “Our young horses spend lots of time turning out wet horse blankets on a daily basis,” says Tierney. “For us, we don’t just get on our young horses and ride them in circles, and run them from one corral fence to the other—we use them. ” Nothing is too mundane on the Tierney ranch for their horses-intraining. It doesn’t matter if it is checking salt blocks, fences, wells, calves, or doctoring; it’s all done on horses. The Tierney horse operation isn’t huge, but it has a meaningful process. Maintaining about a dozen or more brood mares, Tierney is down to maintaining just two stallions at present, “We raise what we can manage as a family,” PT says. “It’s just us,” the cowboy points out. “If you hire labor, you are giving away profit,” he contends. “We’re not stuck on any particular bloodlines for our mares,” the cowboy superstar says. “We started out with some Driftwood mares and have added some Doc O Dynamite and Leo’s Question crosses in there. We’re adding back some crosses of our daughters

from Frosted Feature and our Frenchman’s Guy sire lines and have added some Jet Smooth in there. We’ve also been able to work in some Patty’s Irish Whiskey. ” For Tierney Performance Horses, it all becomes a rather mathematical equation. A dozen or so new three-and four-year-olds to break and train each year is about all the family can handle, while taking care of the cattle operation, and bring the horses along the way they like to see it done. “We work within our own resources,” Paul explains of himself, wife Robin, sons Jesse, and Paul David, and daughters Amy and Jordan. “No one outside of our family rides our young horses.” While all horses get halter broke, and most get broke and rode, not all of the mares get fully trained under saddle. Some get returned to the broodmare herd at earlier ages. But no mare goes back into the breeding program without Tierney knowing all there is to know about what they are going to be contributing to the future of the brand. “We know all there is to know about those mare’s siblings by then and what they are capable of doing. So they are proven in our program and we know exactly what to expect of their progeny.” With from six to ten or more green horses coming into the riding herd each year, there is no lack of young horses to be “ridden out.” None of Tierney’s breeding horse or cattle herds are kept in near the home place. Driving into Tierney’s yard, you’d wonder if he really was a rancher. Other than the saddle horses and roping steers, there are no herds of cattle or horses to be seen; they are all out on pasture. Pasture breeding his mares, Tierney keeps his studs in close from October to late May. And the mares, foals, cows and calves aren’t just over the next break; they

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range, and range. And it makes for wet saddle blankets and wise horses by the time the family finishes all of their chores, all checkin’ and fixin’ done by horseback. And don’t doubt the wisdom and function of a cowboy or cowgirl who rides many young horses every single day. It makes for a winning, wise and durable combination. “This is one of the parts of our program that we are known for,” Tierney admits. “We ride ‘em out and make ‘em ready for whatever they are going to become.” He quickly admits that the rodeo arena can be a place for high pressure. “A young horse will tell you real quick if he is ready for the pressure of the rodeo arena,” PT notes. “If they aren’t ready yet, it’s more wet saddle blankets, more miles across the pastures, more opening and closing gates, more doctoring, more fence fixing. It grounds them. After ranching, our horses are ready to handle about anything that we can throw at them,” this AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder maintains. The biggest dilemma in the Tierney Quarter Horse operation is when to return a good rope mare back to the breeding herd. At the level of rodeo competition the entire family gravitates to, it is a hard thing to do to bring a good competing mare in off of the road. “And

yet we always have to be bringing along good replacement prospects for that eventuality,” Tierney realizes. Tierney’s sons, Jesse and Paul David, are both ranked in the world top twenty in their respective signature events of steer (Jesse sitting fifth) and team roping (Header Paul David at fourteenth). Daughter Amy college rodeos and Jordan, the last one at home, is active in High School, 4-H and Little Britches Rodeos. Paul still competes in the Badlands Circuit Rodeos, The World Timed Event Championship (TEC), and South Dakota Rodeo Association (SDRA) rodeos, so the family brings a lot of their horses to the highest level of competition, and then offers many of them for sale in their annual sale, the Midwest Versatility Horse Sale, in late September in Rapid City, South Dakota. Obviously a dozen or so horses in training each year will produce extra horses for even what this ranchin’ and rodeoin’ family can manage to keep hauling down the rodeo. So every year at his annual sale, Tierney is placing his ranch raised and trained horses into the marketplace; a marketplace which is learning readily to appreciate the product of America’s ranchers. n

Lone Star Ropes Welcomes Kaleb Driggers! Lone Star Ropes is proud to announce Kaleb Driggers as the newest member of the Lone Star Ropes Pro Team.

Kaleb Driggers is currently leading the PRCA Heading standings with partner Jade Corkill after winning the 2012 Reno Rodeo on June 23rd. In 2010, he was the Windy Ryon Memorial Roping Open Team Roping Champion. Kaleb was the 2009 San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Champion and the Arena record holder, and was also the PRCA Header and Overall Rookie of the Year. In 2005, he was the National High School Finals Rodeo All-Around Rookie of the Year. Kaleb has a long list of wins and accomplishments spanning his rodeo career. Richie Pate, co-owner of Lone Star Ropes, said everyone is excited to have Kaleb on the team. “We are 34 / AUGUST 2012

proud to welcome such a talented header to our Pro Team. We look forward to watching Kaleb compete using Lone Star Ropes!” Lone Star Ropes is a premiere rope manufacturing company. With over 30 years of rope-making experience, this rapidly growing brand offers the highest quality, freshest ropes available, while pioneering the latest in technology and manufacturing innovation. For more information about Lone Star Ropes, visit www.lonestarropes.com or join them on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ LoneStarRopes. Lone Star Ropes: A Different Kind of Rope, From a Different Kind of Company. n

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t one point or another, every team roper will need to buy a horse trailer. When that time comes, there are many things to begin to consider. These include what will fit your needs, your budget and what special features you may want included. There are many places to begin when you are ready to purchase a new trailer. You can head to a local trailer dealership to begin your quest, sit behind your computer to begin to search for all of the features and options on today’s horse trailers, or maybe walk around the next roping you attend and look at some of the trailers there and even ask the trailers owners if you can see the details and features of those trailer that you think might fit your needs. Before you start your search for a new or maybe even a used trailer though, there are several things you must consider to make sure you are getting off on the right foot. To begin, consider what you are going to use the trailer for. This includes your budget, how often you will use the trailer, how many horses you may need to haul, living quarters or not, construction of trailer, special features and more. In addition, be sure you know your towing vehicles towing capacities. Buying too large of a trailer may mean you will have to purchase a new truck to pull it and unless you have the necessary funds, this can become very expensive. There are many options available in today’s horse trailer manufacturing market. There are aluminum trailers, steel construction and those that encompass both steel and aluminum construction. Aluminum trailers are often lighter and may not deteriorate as quickly as others. 36 / AUGUST 2012

What to Look for! They also often hold their resale value, but in most cases they are also more expensive to purchase. Aluminum construction is not as strong as steel and owners do need to inspect their aluminum trailers for pitting and cracks that can weaken the trailer. Steel trailers are often cheaper to purchase, but require more maintenance throughout ownership. Although steel is stronger and withstands loads better, they weigh more and steel is susceptible to rust. Maintenance and inspection of steel trailers is often a necessity in the long run. Combination aluminum/steel trailers may be a good consideration as they often join the best of both worlds. However, these trailers also require inspection, maintenance and repair. Moving to features other than construction types, the main feature of a horse trailer is to haul your horse or horses. Even this can be a determining factor as there are different types of configurations. Straight or slant load stall compartments, or even stock type trailers to meet different needs. The debate continues on weather a horse is more comfortable standing straight or at a slant during travel. Some say a horse can brace himself better in a slant load and feels more naturally, comfortable in this type of trailer stall configuration. Others declare that a horse standing straight has more ability to withstand the ups, downs, turns, stops and acceleration of a moving trailer. There are even a few that consider loading

a horse backwards when travelling. The open space of a stock trailer can accommodate many different types of animal transportation or other things that an owner may need to haul. In any case, the stall design is the owners decision, but overall, the interior of the horse compartments should be safe for the horse and help allow for comfortable hauling situations. Although horse trailers are made to transport your horse or horses to and from events, today’s trailers have become ‘homes away from home’ with the addition of living quarter areas. From weekend packages that have furnishings for a quick stop-over at an event to the luxurious fullblown living quarters for the entire family, the market for these types of trailers continue to improve, offering owners everything they need for their tram roping getaways. Considering a living quarter trailer is often a daunting task. So many features can keep a prospective buyer dazzled. From slid-out barbeque grills, bunk beds for the kids, full blown baths and much more, the glitz and glimmer of some of these trailers have more features than some houses. Wading through these features can be fun, yet intimidating. For the most part, team ropers need to understand what they are going to use the living quarter’s area of the trailer for, as these added features can become quite expensive, and the added weight of some of the larger models available can be too

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much for the average pickup to tow safely. For those who want the comforts of home while at events, the living quarter trailer is a perfect match, and if you are a fullblown, every weekend team roping participant who travels your local of national geological location, a living quarter trailer is a must. For those who might only be a local jackpot roper or the occasional roper, a living quarter trailer may be more of a hassle then it would be if you had a smaller trailer to maneuver through your local city of town in. Really the decision is yours and a living quarter trailer can also provide camping vacations with your horses, as well as variety of other avenues. Many times the type of trailer you finally decide on often takes precedence over the next hurdle to discuss and that is the difference between gooseneck or bumper pull hitches. Most smaller trailers come in either style, however, when you step it up to a larger 4,5, 6 or maybe even larger horse trailer, or add in the living quarter areas, your decision is made for you; which is a gooseneck style hitch. Although a bumper pull trailer can accommodate a dressing room, or larger tack compartment, a gooseneck trailer most often allows for a little more room. Although the decision of what type of hitch is often determined by the trailer itself, if a

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roper wants to pull the trailer with a SUV or a motor home, a bumper hitch is the only option they can have. On the other hand, should a roper want to step up into a multi-horse, large living quarters trailer, there is the option of using a semi-tractor for the towing vehicle which often require a gooseneck style hitch. These initial considerations are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to selecting a new trailer to tow to future team roping events. Many other things such as interior trailer height, drop down windows, step in or ramp style loading, tack compartment size and configurations, as well as storage areas, feed bunks, hay racks and built in water storage. These features can be moved into your own priority list of things you want or must have in the trailer. Additionally, you need to keep your horses safety in mind. Features such as ventilation throughout the trailer, escape doors, footing options and overall safe configurations of the trailer should be evaluated. You next horse trailer may be new or

used, but should be what you want and what fits your needs. Sometimes, just because it may be a good deal, a trailer should be overlooked because it does not endure what you need. You may have to haul more than 2 to 3 horses at a time so everyone in the family can participate at the event, you may want to add the comfort of a large living quarter area so you can relax and enjoy the full benefits of the event, or maybe you need a trailer for multiple purposes such as hauling cattle when you are not team roping. No trailer fits everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal preferences and that is why there are so many options available. Begin your search of your next trailer with all of the possibilities in mind and get out there to see if your budget and ideas come together for your purchase.

t is the nightmare of every team roper. Late for an event and a blowout on the side of the road, or heading out to load the horses up and find one or more of the tires on your trailer flat. Maybe even worse, stuck on the side of the road with a blowout and finding your spare flat. Now you are only equipped with a cell phone and a credit card for the nearest mobile tire repair company. In all of these cases, one thing is the culprit; it is the tire or tires of your horse trailer. They may look like their in good shape from the outside, but they may not be. Every horse trailer owner should pay close attention to their horse trailer tires to help avoid these types of dreadful problems. Knowledge about tires can make all the difference when buying new ones, or inspecting the ones currently on your trailer. Trailer tires are different from truck or car tires. The difference is how they are manufactured. Trailer tires are made to withstand heavy loads, while car and trucks tires are made for maneuvering and traction, as well as load bearing. Trailer tires should not be used on cars and trucks and vise-versa. They are manufactured to do different things related to the vehicle or trailer they are installed on. All tires have codes to represent their design and capabilities. The ISO Metric tire code consists of a string of letters and numbers that identify the tire including tire size. Other Identification marks on the tires include what type of tire it is, load bearings and more. These letters and numbers include the following. Knowledge of the ISO Metric code, and the other Identification symbols on a tire can be helpful when you go to purchase new tires or when inspecting them on your trailer.

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Load range Light truck tire

Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)

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Rim diameter code Load index and speed symbol

Nominal width of tire in millimeters

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U.S. DOT tire identification number

Max. permissable inflation pressure Tire ply composition and materials used

Max. load rating

Maximum load & inflation when used as a single

Treadwear, traction and temperature grades

Load inflation limits

Tire Type An optional letter (or letters) indicating the intended use or vehicle class for the tire:P: Passenger Car LT: Light Truck ST: Special Trailer T: Temporary (restricted usage for “Space-Saver” spare wheels)

be 82%. If the number is larger than 200, then this is the diameter of the entire tire in millimeters.

Construction Type

3 digit number: The “nominal section width” of the tire in millimeters; the widest point from both outer edges.

An optional letter indicating construction of the fabric carcass of the tire: B: bias belt (where the sidewalls are the same material as the tread, leading to a rigid ride) D: diagonal R: radial if omitted, then it is a cross ply tire

Ratio Height

Rim Diameter

2 or 3 digit number: The “aspect ratio” of the sidewall height to the total width of the tire, as a percentage. If the information is omitted, it is assumed to

2 digit number: Diameter in inches of the wheel that the tires are designed to fit. There is the rare exception metric diameter tires, such as the use of the 390 size, which in this case would indicate a wheel of 390 mm in diameter. Few tires are made to this size presently.

Nominal Width

Speed Symbol Beginning in 1991, the speed symbol denoting a fixed maximum speed capability of new tires must be shown only in the speed rating portion of the tire’s service description. 38 / AUGUST 2012

Load Range / Tire Ply Composition Identify how much load the tire is designed to carry at its industry specified pressure. Load ranges ascend in alphabetical order Load Range A = 2 ply tires Load Range B = 4 ply tires Load Range C = 6 ply tires Load Range D = 8 ply tires Load Range E = 10 ply tires Load Range F = 12 ply tires Load Range G = 14 ply tires Load Range H = 16 ply tires Load Range J = 18 ply tires Load Range L = 20 ply tires Load Range M = 22 ply tires Load Range N = 24 ply tires

Max Load Rating Gives the maximum load of the single tire is designed to carry at its industry specified pressure. Caution - It is essential to consult tire specification guides when making tire substitutions, and to read exactly what is imprinted on the sidewalls of tires. A different size of tire with the same Load Range may require a higher inflation pressure, and may fail in use if underinflated.

Max Inflation Pressure This identification mark indicates the maximum air pressure for the tire for it to obtain specification load capacity.

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Trailer Tire Applications

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• Trailer tires are designed for use on trailer axle positions only. They are not built to handle the loads applied to, or the traction required by, drive or steering axles. • An “LT” designation on a trailer tire size specifies load range only. It is not designed for use on light trucks. • Do not mount “ST” or “LT” trailer tires on passenger cars or light trucks.

• Trailer tires are not designed to wear out. • The life of a trailer tire is limited by time and duty cycles. • The mileage expectation of a trailer tire is 5,000 to 12,000 miles.

Inflation • Always inflate trailer tires to the maximum inflation indicated on the sidewall. • Check inflation when the tires are cool and have not been exposed to the sun. • If the tires are hot to the touch from operation, add three psi to the max inflation. • Underinflation is the number one cause of trailer tire failure.

Load Carrying Capacity • All tires must be identical in size for the tires to properly manage the weight of the trailer. • The combined capacity of the tires must equal or exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of the axle. • The combined capacity of all of the tires should exceed the loaded trailer weight by 20 percent. • If the actual weight is not available, use the trailer GVW. If a tire fails on a tandem axle trailer, you should replace both tires on that side. The remaining tire is likely to have been subjected to excessive loading. • If the tires are replaced with tires of larger diameter, the tongue height may need to be adjusted to maintain proper weight distribution.

Speed • All “ST” tires have a maximum speed rating of 65 mph. • As heat builds up, the tire’s structure starts to disintegrate and weaken. • The load carrying capacity gradually decreases as the heat and stresses generated by higher speed increases.

Time • Time and the elements weaken a trailer tire. • In approximately three years, roughly one-third of the tire’s strength is gone. • Three to five years is the projected life of a normal trailer tire. • It is suggested that trailer tires be replaced after three to four years of service regardless of tread depth or tire appearance.

Bloomer If you can dream it, we can build it! After 14 years of improving Trailers for your horses and you, countless groundbreaking designs to improve the ride and aerodynamics of your trailer, while constantly improving air quality and comfort for your horses, it’s no wonder they

Why Use An “ST” Tire • ”ST” tires feature materials and construction to meet the higher load requirements and demands of trailering. • The polyester cords are bigger than they would be for a comparable “P” or “LT” tire. • The steel cords have a larger diameter and greater tensile strength to meet the additional load requirements. • “ST” tire rubber compounds contain more chemicals to resist weather and ozone cracking.

Storage • The ideal storage for trailer tires is in a cool, dark garage at maximum inflation. • Use tire covers to protect the tires from direct sunlight. • Use thin plywood sections between the tire and the pavement. • For long term storage, put the trailer on blocks to take the weight off the tires. Then lower the air pressure and cover the tires to protect them from direct sunlight.

Maintenance • Clean the tires using mild soap and water. • Do not use tire-care products containing alcohol or petroleum distillates. • Inspect the tires for any cuts, snags, bulges or punctures. • Check the inflation before towing and again before the return trip.

Keys to Avoiding Trouble • Make sure your trailer is equipped with the proper tires. • Maintain the tires meticulously. • Replace trailer tires every three to five years, whether they look like they’re worn out or not.

Trailer Tire Warranty • The Carlisle trailer tire warranty applies to the original purchaser for three years from the date of purchase or until the tread depth reaches 3/32”. • The OE (original equipment) warranty goes into effect at the time of the trailer purchase.

named the newest model the Evolution. Bloomer Trailers challenged all of the existing designs because they knew there was a better way to achieve the ultimate goal of providing the best and safest ride for you and your horses. Ask Randy Bloomer and he will tell you, we have our own measuring stick here that we strive to reach. It takes time, money, and a passion for doing it right every single day. There are no lay ups anymore and if you want to be known as the number one brand you better wake up and go to sleep thinking about your product and ways to improve it. We have the best equine professionals and trailer dealers in the industry giving us feedback on any new or existing option we use. We are proud to be at the top and are working diligently so that we always stay there. 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 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 39

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in such a short time frame! Like the Mustangs, Twister trailers are quality American products, and we are glad to help the Mustang Heritage Foundation find homes for these great horses.” About Twister Trailer:

Twister Trailer Twister Trailer Sponsors Extreme Mustang Makeover and Mustang Heritage Foundation Twister Trailer is excited to help support the popular Extreme Mustang Makeover competitions and the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Twister Trailer believes in the noble efforts of the Foundation in helping the nation’s Mustangs to become valuable equine partners. Twister Trailer Vice President, Jim Smith, says “We took notice of the growth and popularity of these events. It is quite amazing what these animals and the trainers can accomplish

Twister Trailer is the premier trailer company in the equine industry, offering trailers to suit every horseman’s needs. Superior in quality, features and style, Twister Trailers are pulled by top horsemen in many disciplines including: Trevor Brazile, Patrick Smith, Tuf Cooper, Casey Deary, Carol Metcalf, Teddy Robinson, Craig Cameron, Charmayne James, and Russell Dilday. Twister Trailers: setting the standard by which trailers are built. www.twistertrailer.com About the Mustang Heritage Foundation:

The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation and the goal of the Extreme Mustang Makeover events are to increase the adoption of Mustangs across the country. The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover events to showcase the recognized value of Mustangs through a national training competition. Since 2007, the Foundation’s adoption programs have been responsible for nearly 3,300 adoptions of trained Mustangs. For more information, visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org.

Charmac For 35 years, Charmac Trailers has been manufacturing quality horse, stock and cargo trailers. WE offer a wide variety of horse trailers from two-horse bumper pull to an eight-horse gooseneck. Out trailers are available in steel or

aluminum frame, with an aluminum exterior, in a large selection of color combinations Some Standard Features Include: Drop down feed doors Curb side windows Aluminum slide-latch dividers Swing out saddle racks L.E.D. lighting Rubber lined horse area One piece aluminum roof Wood or aluminum floors At Charmac, we feel we use the best components to provide an affordable quality trailer that is an investment for your future. For more information or to find a Charmac dealer near you, please call 1-800-544-7904 or visit us at www.charmactrailers.com.

4-Star Trailer At 4 Star - We did not build the LAST great trailer, we built the LATEST great trailer…and we want to build the next one for you. At 4-Star Trailers, we are relentless in our intention to craft the finest hauling equipment on the road. We have new technologies in development right now to advance the custom trailer construction even farther. Our extensive research and development insures 40 / AUGUST 2012

quality and dependability. We collaborate your customization needs to keep our products on the leading edge in trailer manufacturing and give you exactly what you want. We raise the bar because we built the bar.

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he wind whistling through the canyon sounded eerie and a little unnerving. It would come and go and when it was silent, that was even more unsettling. Cade** took a deep breath and looked at his horse. The paint had never relaxed and that bothered Cade more than the shrill whistle through the canyon. When the paint turned his head and looked up Cade followed the piebald’s gaze and his blood ran cold. He slowly and methodically cocked a shell into the chamber of his rifle and lay down in the crevice of the red rock. He did all he could to breath slowly hoping it would steady his hand. The paint shifted and turned and continued to watch above his head. Thank the good Lord the pinto was a watchdog. When Cade ventured to look up again the hunters were gone. That was odd and Cade continued to watch his horse. They had to have tracked him into the canyon. No wonder his nerves had been on edge. He wondered if he could make it to the crater of the volcano. The hunters were superstitious and they would never follow him there. The forest was a good days ride from the canyon floor and by the time he made the climb to the top it would be dark. Suddenly his skin prickled and his piebald shifted his weight. This time he didn’t look up but stared straight ahead and blew a warning through flared nostrils. Cade had sat still long enough. He mounted and holstered his rifle. He was a good twelve miles from Flagstaff and that was his only hope. The paint was anxious and sensed Cade’s anxiety. Fear does strange things to a man. He took to the trail and when they topped out of the canyon the paint was ready to run. Cade held him in check knowing full well he might need him before the dim lights of the settlement came into view. It was going to be a long night. Flagstaff will welcome USTRC team ropers to the Pine Country Classic the weekend of September 1st through the 3rd. It will be a weekend worth noting on your roping calendar. With lots to see and do plus the fun of a good USTRC roping it will a weekend to share with family and friends. Surrounded by natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff offers dozens of inns, a multitude of hotel and motel accommodations, conference and meeting venues, more than 200 restaurants, numerous night spots, and a variety of cultural, historic and scientific attractions. Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, historic downtown charm and the Western legacy of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen. Some of the West’s

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most beautiful country surrounds Flagstaff, from the Coconino National Forest and the San Francisco Peaks (12,633 feet/3,851 meters) to the Red Rocks of Sedona to the rugged deserts of neighboring Native American nations. Grand San Francisco Peak Canyon National Park, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Wupatki National Monument and Meteor Crater are all within easy driving distance, as are many more archaeological treasures and attractions. At the junction of two major U.S. interstates, served by a regional airport with direct flights to Phoenix as well as a busy train depot, Flagstaff is a key destination for people seeking the adventure, natural beauty, charm and wide open spaces of the American West. Imagine experiencing all that coupled with the Pine Country Classic. It will be a weekend extravaganza you will not want to miss. Flagstaff is blessed with a wide variety of interesting attractions right in town or within easy driving distance. For visitors interested in everything from the cultural history of northern Arizona to the exploration of space, Flagstaff has something to offer. This wide array of attractions and activities by day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; plus the great dining and nightlife â&#x20AC;&#x201D; make Flagstaff the ideal home base for an extended exploration of northern Arizona. Ropers can spend the day participating in their favorite sport and any extra time will fill quickly with all Flagstaff has to offer. Make sure the Pine Country Classic is on your roping calendar. It is a weekend of team roping you will not want to miss. ** Fictitious character. Name used for story sake only.

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K Pecan Valley Driving Range 3002 Ahloso Rd. Golf K Lakewood Golf Course 3130 Lakewood Dr. Golf K Cinemark North Hills Cinema 6 1106 N. Hills Shopping Center Entertainment K Outlaws Bar 21124 County Road 1543 Entertainment K Lazer Zone Family Fun Center 14601 County Road 3544 Entertainment

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$10,000 Bonus to Year End High Point Header and Heeler; $5,000 Bonus to Runners Up

HEADERS 1. Luke S. Brown III ........96 2. Kaleb E. Driggers ........50 3. Clay B. Tryan...............49 4. Chad W. Masters .........49 5. Colby L. Lovell ............48 6. Manny Egusquiza, Jr. ...40 7. Erich J. Rogers ............40 8. Blake H. Hughes..........39 9. Danny L. Leslie ...........39 10. Bubba Buckaloo..........36 11. Kelly Barker................35 12. Riley S. Minor .............34 13. Derrick J. Begay ..........33 14. Clay O. Smith ..............32 15. Lane T. Ivy...................30 16. Turtle B. Powell...........26

HEELERS 17. Drew A. Horner, Jr. ......26 18. Speed Williams ...........26 19. Wade K. Kreutzer ........25 20. Philip D. McCoy...........24 21. Justin J Turner .............24 22. David W. Motes ...........23 23. Arky Rogers................23 24. Keven Daniel...............22 25. Colby B. Siddoway ......22 26. Blake D. Hirdes ...........20 27. David Key ...................19 28. B. J. Thompson ............19 29. Brandon L. Thone ........19 30. Thomas W. Richards....18 31. Shaw T. Loiseau...........18

1. Brad Culpepper ...........67 2. Travis L. Graves...........66 3. Jade R. Corkill.............62 4. Martin Lucero ............50 5. Justin R. Price.............48 6. Rodney D. Melton........45 7. Dakota Kirchenschlager..39 8. Brady J. Minor.............37 9. Kory J. Koontz.............35 10. Cody W. Doescher .......33 11. Jake M. Twisselman .....32 12. Billie Jack Saebens......32 13. Rich Skelton ...............31 14. Brandon J. Gonzales ....28 15. Russell Cardoza, Jr. .....27

Luke Brown

Brad Culpepper

Born: Rock Hill, South Carolina Current Residence: Morgan Mill, Texas

Born: Tifto, Georgia Current Residence: Poulan, Georgia

USTRC Major Accomplishments • 2011 – Open Preliminary Champion • 2011 – Guthrie Shoot-Out Open Champion • 2010 – 3rd in Average US Open Champion • 2008 – 3rd in Average – US Open Champion • 2003 – US Open Tour Champion

USTRC Major Accomplishments • 2011 – Placed in the top 5 of the US Open Championships • 2011 – Placed twice in the top three of the Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships • 2010 – 4th in the Average of the Open Preliminary at the NFTR • 2007 – 4th in the Average of the Open Preliminary at the NFTR

PRCA Major Accomplishments • PRCA Career Earnings: $778,878 • Joined PRCA: 1998 • 4 NFR Qualifications PRCA Major Accomplishments • 2010 – Reserve BFI Champion • 2006 – 4th Average – BFI Champion

Luke Brown

Quote “There is no reason to have a ‘Plan B’ because it just distracts ‘Plan A.’”

16. Coleman K. Proctor .....27 17. Patrick A. Smith..........26 18. Jared M. Hixon ............26 19. Cesar A. DeLaCruz ......25 20. Paul R. Eaves ..............24 21. Nick Rowland..............24 22. Dillon J. Wingereid ......23 23. Cody R. Roberts ..........22 24. Cory Petska ................21 25. Chase R. Tryan ............21 26. Wesley J. Thorp ...........20 27. Bucky L. Campbell ......20 28. Brady Norman.............20 29. Tom Bourne ................20 30. Cooper A. Bruce..........20

PRCA Major Accomplishments • Joined PRCA: 1992 • PRCA Career Earnings: $964,555 • 7 NFR Qualifications - 2 NFR Average Titles (1998/1999) • 2009: Place in four rounds at the NFR

Brad Culpepper

Quote “That $10,000 Bonus really motivates me. It makes me want to get to as many Regional Finals events I can and I go out of my way to make the Double Point events as well.”

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. 48 / AUGUST 2012

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Lori D. Thone .................Damascus, AR ..........$31,018 Beverly A. Robbins.........Muscle Shoals, AL ....$20,470 Summer R. Tex...............Madera, CA..............$15,750 Brooke Fry.....................Coalinga, CA ............$15,750 Annette K. Hinkle...........Tularosa, NM............$14,950 Tammy L. Lewis.............Queen Creek, AZ ......$14,710 Tammy White.................Los Osos, CA............$13,425 Barrie L. Smith ..............Stephenville, TX ........$11,423 Peg J. Williams ...............Kingman, AZ ............$10,932 Lari Dee Guy.................Abilene, TX ...............$10,587 Natasha L. Parker ..........Bay Minette, AL .......$10,315 Tish T. Luke....................Yeehaw Junction, FL ...$9,757 Cy H. Christensen ..........Kennefec, SD .............$9,630 Kelli Corbin ...................Baldwin, FL ...............$9,477 Stephanie G. Braman.....Refugio, TX.................$9,404

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Kelly D. Hicks ................Stephenville, TX ..........$8,434 Brittany M. Tirpak...........Dunnellon, FL ............$8,103 Jackie L. Hobbs..............Stephenville, TX ..........$7,831 JaLynn Rogers ...............Elk City, OK ...............$7,356 Cathie A. Twisselman ......Santa Margarita, CA ...$7,339 Cadee Tew .....................Weatherford, TX ..........$7,263 Alison E. Grantham ........Creston, CA................$7,153 Kayelen Helton ..............Stephenville, TX ..........$7,024 Jessy A. Remsburg .........Palm City, FL..............$7,010 Debbie Weaver...............Andrews, TX ...............$6,867 Lydia S. Martin ..............Sulphur, LA ................$6,775 Rebecca Neuhaus ..........Huntsville, TX .............$6,736 Jayme R. Marcrum .........Springtown, TX ...........$6,722 Mary E. Stubblefield.......Taft, CA .....................$6,503 Katy Jameson ................Pilot Point, TX.............$6,335

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August 9-12, 2012 Heart of Texas Fair Show Pavilion WACO, TX

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August 31 - September 3, 2012 Expo Center TUNICA, MS

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ULTIMATE PARTNER FINDER Draw-In Options in effect for the Preliminaries and Gold Plus. On Site Only. For more details, see the Format section in the back of SuperLooper Magazine.

HOST HOTEL:

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$5,000

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HIGH MONEY WINNER: Custom Trophy Gist Buckle 2 Pair Cruel Girl Jeans

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AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event.

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Reg Entry-Format A-AUGUST 2012_Layout 1 7/3/12 11:33 AM Page 63

REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ■ LONE STAR - TX ■ SOUTHEAST - MS

2012 REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENtRY FORM • ANYONE CAN ENtER Team Roper’s Name ___________________________________________________________________

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

ID No. __________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS ____________________________@___________________________

ATTENTION: YOU mUST INcLUDE YOUr OwN AND YOUr pArTNEr’S USTrc ID#.

The Ultimate Draw-In Is Available ON SITE ONLY!

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Guaranteed minimum of $15,000 added in GP purse • Maximum of 3 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check ■ 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 ■ if paid

Late fees $ _____________

2012 GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP ($300.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ 2012 GOLD SPUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ($100.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED

$ ________________

SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 63

USTRC REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM

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

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 $20/roper 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.

Reg Entry-Format A-July 2012_Layout 1 7/2/12 3:52 PM Page 64

2012 REgional shoot-out EntRy FoRm • must PRE-EntER

reGIonaL Shoot-out

Team Roper’s Name _____________________________ ID No. _________________________

■ Lone Star - tX ■ SoutheaSt - MS

Phone Number (_____) ______________ E-Mail Address ________________@_______________

SEE ENTRY DEADLINE AND MAILING INFORMATION ON PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM.

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

USTRC REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT ENTRY FORM

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 2012 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 ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

#13 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $10,000 to the averaGe WInnerS - $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

#12 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $10,000 to the averaGe WInnerS •$150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

#11 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $10,000 to the averaGe WInnerS • $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

#10 Shoot-out • capped at an elite #6 • Guaranteed MInIMuM $10,000 to the averaGe WInnerS • $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

#9 Shoot-out capped at an elite #5• Guaranteed MInIMuM $10,000 to the averaGe WInnerS • $150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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

check ■ if paid

HEELER

check ■ if paid

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.

64 / AUGUST 2012

Late Fees $ ________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED $ __________

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August 24-26, 2012 Winnemucca Convention Center WINNEMUCCA, NV

USTRC NORTHWEST REGIONAL

SHOOT-OUTS

SCHEDULE

PRELIMINARY FORMAT B

FRI, AUG. 24, 8 AM

SAT, AUG. 25, 8 AM

SUN, AUG. 26, 8 AM

s/PENWITH)NCENTIVE

s'OLD0LUSWITH )NCENTIVE #ENTURY"ONUS Available. $15,000 minimum added to GP purse.

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SAT, 12 NOON +IDS5NDER n n PRESENTED BY

sCAPPEDAT%LITE WITH)NCENTIVE

PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 10, 2012 DRAW POSITIONS AVAILABLE AUGUST 22, 2012 WWW.USTRC.COM

Entry Fee is $150/roper. May enter 2 times in each roping. Entry Fee is $100/roper. May enter 3 times in each roping.

For complete format details, see entry forms. 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event.

ULTIMATE PARTNER FINDER Draw-In Options in effect for the Preliminaries and Gold Plus. On Site Only. For more details, see the Format section in the back of SuperLooper Magazine.

HOST HOTELS: Winners Hotel and Casino 185 West Winnemucca Blvd 7INNEMUCCA .6s   Winnemucca Inn 7EST7INNEMUCCA"LVD 7INNEMUCCA .6s  

CHOICE HOTELS: CHOICESPORTSTRAVELCOMs3PECIAL2ATE)$

DIRECTIONS: Current Coggins may be requested.

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later THAN!UGUST &ORRESERVATIONS CALL4Y(ILLMANATX!LLOTHER stalls on a first-come, first-served basis. No tie-outs allowed. $25/night plus shavings.

For more information visit ustrc.com

&ROM) TAKE%XITFOR.6  TOWARD7INNEMUCCA$OWNTOWN4URN right onto NV 289 W/E 2nd St. Continue straight onto E Winnemucca Blvd.

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2012 PRIZES:

MINIMUM GUARANTEE OF

$4,000

SHOOT-OUT

TO AVERAGE WINNERS OF THE OPEN AND THE #15 SHOOT-OUT

PRIZES

$8,000

12 Trophy Custom Martin Saddles Average Winners of #15, 13, #12, #11, #10, and #9 Shoot-Outs

TO AVERAGE WINNERS OF THE #13, #12, #11, #10, AND #9 SHOOT-OUTS

GOLD PLUS PRIZES AVERAGE WINNERS: Trophy Gist Buckles Resistol Straw Hats Tony Lama Boots 3 Pairs Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans INCENTIVE AVERAGE WINNERS: Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Horse Sheets Classic Rope Duffel Bags Classic Rope Sling Bags

HIGH POINT GOLD PLUS WINNER OF THE WEEKEND: NFTR Package including: 2 Paid Shoot-Out Positions 2 Complimentary Stalls Complimentary GP RV Spot 2012 NFTR Jacket

MINIMUM

$15,000 ADDED CASH TO GOLD PLUS PURSE

PRELIMINARY

#8 PICK/DRAW

CRUEL GIRL

JR LOOPER

PRIZES

PRIZES

PRIZES

PRIZES

8 Trophy Custom Martin Saddles

2 Trophy Custom Martin Saddles Average Winners

16 Trophy Gist Gold Buckles

4 Trophy Gist Gold Buckles

HIGH MONEY WINNER: Custom Trophy Gist Buckle 2 Pair Cruel Girl Jeans

3 Trophy Gist Gold Buckles

Average Winners of #12, #11, #10, #9

Incentive Average Winners of #12, #11, #10, #9 2nd Place Average Winners of #12, #11, #10, #9

2nd & 3rd Place Average Winners

Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

6 Pair of Trophy Gist Spurs Average Winners of Open, #15 Prelim, #13 Prelim

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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August 31 - September 3, 2012 The Ranch Indoor Arena LOVELAND, CO

USTRC HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL

SHOOT-OUTS

SCHEDULE

PRELIMINARY FORMAT B

FRI, AUG 31, 9 AM

SAT, SEP 1, CONTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D

MON, SEP 3, 9 AM

s/PENWITH)NCENTIVE

sWITH)NCENTIVE

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s3HOOT /UT

s3HOOT /UT

SAT, SEP 1, 9 AM

sCAPPEDAT%LITE  WITH)NCENTIVE

s'OLD0LUSWITH )NCENTIVE #ENTURY"ONUS Available. $15,000 min. added to GP purse.

s0ICK$RAW CAPPEDAT

s3HOOT /UTCAPPED AT%LITE

SUN, 12 NOON Kids 6 & Under, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 PRESENTED BY

Entry Fee is $100/roper. May enter 3 times in each roping.

For complete format details, see entry forms. 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event.

ULTIMATE PARTNER FINDER Draw-In Options in effect for the Preliminaries and Gold Plus. On Site Only. For more details, see the Format section in the back of SuperLooper Magazine.

HOST HOTEL:

PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 17, 2012 DRAW POSITIONS AVAILABLE AUGUST 29, 2012 WWW.USTRC.COM

Current Coggins may be requested.

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later THAN!UGUST &ORRESERVATIONS CALL4Y(ILLMANATX!LLOTHER stalls on a first-come, first-served basis. No tie-outs allowed. $20/night plus shavings.

For more information visit ustrc.com

Entry Fee is $150/roper. May enter 2 times in each roping.

Fairfield Inn and Suites 1710 Foxtail Drive Loveland, CO 80538 970-776-2303

CHOICE HOTELS: CHOICESPORTSTRAVELCOMs3PECIAL2ATE)$

DIRECTIONS: 5280 Arena Circle Loveland, CO

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2012 PRIZES:

MINIMUM GUARANTEE OF

$4,000

SHOOT-OUT

TO AVERAGE WINNERS OF THE OPEN AND THE #15 SHOOT-OUT

PRIZES

$8,000

12 Trophy Custom Martin Saddles Average Winners of #15, 13, #12, #11, #10, and #9 Shoot-Outs

TO AVERAGE WINNERS OF THE #13, #12, #11, #10, AND #9 SHOOT-OUTS

GOLD PLUS PRIZES AVERAGE WINNERS: Trophy Gist Buckles Resistol Straw Hats Tony Lama Boots 3 Pairs Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans

HIGH POINT GOLD PLUS WINNER OF THE WEEKEND: NFTR Package including: 2 Paid Shoot-Out Positions 2 Complimentary Stalls Complimentary GP RV Spot 2012 NFTR Jacket

MINIMUM

$15,000 ADDED CASH TO GOLD PLUS PURSE

INCENTIVE AVERAGE WINNERS: Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Horse Sheets Classic Rope Duffel Bags Classic Rope Sling Bags

PRELIMINARY

#8 PICK/DRAW

CRUEL GIRL

JR LOOPER

PRIZES

PRIZES

PRIZES

PRIZES

8 Trophy Custom Martin Saddles

2 Trophy Custom Martin Saddles Average Winners

16 Trophy Gist Gold Buckles

4 Trophy Gist Gold Buckles

HIGH MONEY WINNER: Custom Trophy Gist Buckle 2 Pair Cruel Girl Jeans

3 Trophy Gist Gold Buckles

Average Winners of #12, #11, #10, #9

Incentive Average Winners of #12, #11, #10, #9 2nd Place Average Winners of #12, #11, #10, #9

2nd & 3rd Place Average Winners

Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

6 Pair of Trophy Gist Spurs Average Winners of Open, #15 Prelim, #13 Prelim

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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Reg Entry Forms-Eastern_Layout 1 7/3/12 11:37 AM Page 71

REGIONAL PRELIMINARY n NORTHWEST - NV n HIGH PLAINS - CO

2012 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 $20/roper 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.

The Ultimate Draw-In Is Available ON SITE ONLY!

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

★ Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries. • Guaranteed Minimum $15,000 Added to GP Purse.

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

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

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

check n if paid

HEELER

check n if paid

_________________________________ 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.

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Late fees $ _____________ 2012 GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP ($300.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________

2012 GOLD SPUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ($100.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED

$ ________________

SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 71

USTRC REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM

★ 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

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REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT n NORTHWEST - NV n HIGH pLAINS - CO

2012 REgional shoot-out EntRy FoRm • must PRE-EntER Team Roper’s Name _____________________________ ID No. _________________________ Phone Number (_____) ______________ E-Mail Address ________________@_______________

SEE ENTRY DEADLINE AND MAILING INFORMATION ON PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM.

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

USTRC REGIONAL SHOOT- OUT ENTRY FORM

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 2012 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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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 $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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HEELER

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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

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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#11 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

check n if paid

HEELER

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#10 SHOOT-OUT • capped at an Elite #6 • 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

check n if paid

HEELER

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#9 SHOOT-OUT capped at an Elite #5• 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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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.

72 / AUGUST 2012

Late Fees $ __________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED $ __________

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PRELIMINARIES

SHOOT-OUTS

Pre-entry only

Pre-entry only

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s !LLDIVISIONSROPER ENTERTWICE s  STEER!VERAGEINTHE s  STEER!VERAGEINTHE    'OLD0LUSAND s !LLDIVISIONSPROGRESSIVEAFTER s !LLDIVISIONSTHETOPTEAMSADVANCETO 3HORT2OUND

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 3HOOT /UT 0RELIMINARY

s  ROPER s FULLROUNDS  STEER!VERAGE s PAYBACK

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Events begin daily at 8AM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 0RELIMINARY 53/PEN#HAMPIONSHIPS

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SPECIALTY ROPINGS

USTRC FINALS SCHEDULE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 /PEN0RELIMINARY 0RELIMINARY 3HOOT /UT

US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 3HOOT /UT 'OLD0LUS3HOOT /UT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 3HOOT /UT 0RELIMINARY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 #ENTURY#HAMPIONSHIP 'OLD0LUS3HOOT /UT (ORSE3ALE0REVIEW

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 3HOOT /UT *R,OOPER3HOOT /UT 0RELIMINARY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 #RUEL'IRL#HAMPIONSHIP 0RELIMINARY 2OPIN2ANCH(ORSE3ALE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 3HOOT /UT 3HOOT /UT

s #RUEL'IRL#HAMPIONSHIPSISAWITH A)NCENTIVE s #ENTURYISAWITHA)NCENTIVE BOTHENDSOROVERWITHINTHECALENDARYEAR s ROPER ENTERTWICE s  STEER!VERAGE PROGRESSIVEAFTER

ALL USTRC MEMBERS WELCOME Must be current at time of entry

All Entries must be postmarked by September 21, 2012 to avoid late fees! September 28 is the deadline for Gold Plus phone entries. No entries will be accepted after October 5. Draw positions available October 17, 2012 at www.ustrc.com. CURRENT COGGINS REQUIRED.

SPONSORS

2012 or 2013 membership required before you enter. For more information visit USTRC.COM

AMERICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COWBOY SPORT

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NFTR SCHEDULE OKC STATE FAIR COLISEUM

MAIN ARENA

Events begin daily at 8 am SATURDAY OCT. 20

SUNDAY OCT. 21

MONDAY OCT. 22

TUESDAY OCT. 23

WEDNESDAY OCT. 24

THURSDAY OCT. 25

FRIDAY OCT. 26

SATURDAY OCT. 27

SUNDAY OCT. 28

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. 20

SUNDAY OCT. 21

MONDAY OCT. 22

TUESDAY OCT. 23

WEDNESDAY OCT. 24

THURSDAY OCT. 25

FRIDAY OCT. 26

SATURDAY OCT. 27

SUNDAY OCT. 28

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

BARN #3

Events begin daily at 9 am

Events begin at 9 am

SUNDAY OCT. 21

MONDAY OCT. 22

TUESDAY OCT. 23

WEDNESDAY OCT. 24

THURSDAY OCT. 25

FRIDAY OCT. 26

SATURDAY OCT. 27

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

USTRC Challenge

LAZY E ARENA

WEDNESDAY OCT. 24

SATURDAY OCT. 27

Jr Looper Preliminary

Jr Looper Preliminary

GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA

Events begin daily at 9 am See ad for format details

FRIDAY OCT. 19

SATURDAY OCT. 20

SUNDAY OCT. 21

MONDAY OCT. 22

TUESDAY OCT. 23

WEDNESDAY OCT. 24

THURSDAY OCT. 25

FRIDAY OCT. 26

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 1, 2012. 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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sONE TIMEPRE BEDDINGFEEREQUIREDFOREACHSTALLCUBICFEET s'OLD0LUSMEMBERSMAYMAKERESERVATIONSBYPHONEon or before3EPTEMBER  s!LLOTHERRESERVATIONSMUSTBEpostmarked on or before3EPTEMBER  NO EXCEPTIONS

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Indicate the number of horses that will be staying each night FRIDAY, OCT. 19

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

MONDAY, OCT. 22

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24

THURSDAY, OCT. 25

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

SATURDAY, OCT. 27

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. 23

Stalls available at the LAZY E ARENA in Guthrie, OK on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18.

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

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AMERICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COWBOY SPORT

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 21, 2012. -AILTO 5342#&INALS3TALLS 0/"OX 3TEPHENVILLE 4EXAS .ATIONAL/FlCE 

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

Exp. Date:

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SPECIALTY ROPINGS OKLAHOMA CITY FAIRGROUNDS

GOLD PLUS SHOOT-OUTS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

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 24

sMaximum of 2 entries in each division

#10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

sGold Plus members 25 and older on the day of the roping only sQualification may be through Gold Plus Membership, Flex Earnings, USTRC Gold Plus roping or USTRC Challenge roping sMust have competed in a 2012 season USTRC Sanctioned, Affiliate, or Grassroots event, or WSTR event as of 1/02/2012 sPer Section 5 of USTRC Rulebook, USTRC reserves the right to refuse entries that DO NOT meet eligibility requirements

USTRC CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

s#11 with (#9 Incentive) sRopers must be 50 years old within the 2012 calendar year or older sMust be a current USTRC member at time of entry, no pre-qualification required 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 paid National Shoot-Out positions in the Shoot-Out division of their choice

CRUEL GIRL CHAMPIONSHIPS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

s#11 with (#9 Incentive) sMust be a current USTRC member at time of entry, no pre-qualification required 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 paid National Shoot-Out positions in the Shoot-Out division of their choice

AMERICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COWBOY SPORT

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#12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

$300/Roper

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GUTHRIE SHOOT-OUT CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 19-26, 2012 '54(2)% /+,!(/-!s,!:9%!2%.!

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22 2012 National Shoot-Out/Flex Earnings awarded to Average winners of each roping

4 Trophy Martin Saddles Average winners on October 26

2013 Tour Points awarded to 1st - 10th place Average winners of the Open

$2!7)./04)/.!6!),!",%!44()3%6%.4 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

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 20

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

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 21

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

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)

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)

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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 dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ropings (Saturday - Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm) sTickets are on a first-come, first-served basis s.ATIONAL3HOOT /UTS&LEX%ARNINGS awarded to Average winners sRopers will have to pay Shoot-Out fees sEntry tickets must be turned in 30 minutes before start times

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)

Lazy E Roping Office:

s10% paid in 1st round, 90% paid in Average sOffice opens at 7 am each day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

620.921.5903 660.425.5502 254.968.0002

sAppropriate cut-off times may be used sRopings will not start before times posted

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

Producer: Jeff Smith Ike & Mary Cox USTRC

s4-head, progressive after 1

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 sRefunds at Lazy E only sCurrent USTRC cards required for payback sNo unauthorized vendors sExcellent cattle sStalls available, no reservations necessary

Host Hotel:

Sleep Inn of Guthrie 405.260.1400 Ask for Lazy E Rate

2012 or 2013 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event.

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West Coast Regional Finals Roping Gross ~ $286,960 Cash Payout ~ $213,656

The USTRC staff rolled into Paso Robles, California for the West Coast Regional Finals. The event, the first of seven USTRC Regional Finals, started on June 22 and ended on June 24, 2012. The California Mid-State Fairgrounds is the perfect home for the USTRCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Coast Regional Finals.

Prizeline ~ $47,350

PHOTOS COURTESY OF OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Return to Roper ~ 91.1% he first roping was the Open Division. The team of Blake Hirdes from Turlock, California teamed up with Jake Twisselman from Santa Margarita, California. They were high team back and finished the roping with a time of 32.38 seconds on four steers. They won the roping and earned $4,000, trophy Gist spurs and 20 points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place was Kelly Barker from Terrebonne, Oregon and Jared Hixon from Bakersfield, California. The winners of the Incentive Average was the team of Danny Leslie and Dillon Wingereid both from San Miguel, California. The #15 Preliminary came right down to the very last steer. In the end the team of John Machado and Rob Donlon both from Santa Maria, California came from the second call back position to win first place in the Average. They were 35.78 seconds on four steers and won $1,676, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was the team of Derrek He from Pismo Beach, California and Zanga Schutte from Kamuela, Hawaii. The third place team was also the Incentive champion team of Sammy Livingston and Shawn Howell. Guy Payne from Ruidoso, New Mexico teamed up with Shawn Howell from Castaic, California and they qualified to the short round of the #15 Shoot-Out in the third callback position. They roped their final steer in 8.16 seconds and went to the lead of the roping with a time of 36.13 seconds on four steers. Cody Mora from Arroyo Grande, California and Andy Holcomb from San Juan Bautista, California were second back and finished the roping with a time of 37.24 seconds putting them second with one team to rope. The high team back was Open Steve Branco and Todd Hampton Blake D. Hirdes (Turlock, CA) / Jake M. Twisselman (Santa Margarita, CA), 32.38 on 4, $4,000 88 / AUGUST 2012

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#15 Preliminary John P. Machado (Santa Maria, CA) / Rob L. Donlon, Jr. (Santa Maria, CA), 35.78 on 4, $1,676 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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both from Chowchilla, California. They roped their last steer in 9.37 seconds and brought their four steer total to 36.15 seconds placing them in second place, thus giving Payne and Howell the victory. Payne and Howell won $4,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Bud Stubblefield from Taft, California and Van Todd from Camarillo, California were the sixth call back to the short round of the #13 Preliminary. After a run of 8.61 seconds in the short round they finished the roping with 41.77 seconds on four steers. That total ended up giving them first place in the Average. They won $2,172, trophy Gist spurs, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Destri Devenport and Andy Holcomb and third place was Ryan Browder and Derrek Hee. The Incentive winners were Doyle Hoskins and Tyler Forsberg. Tammy White from Los Osos, California and Cody Parker from Weatherford, Oklahoma were the high team back in the #13 Shoot-Out. They were 8.96 on the final steer and finished the roping in first place with a time of 38.50 seconds on four steers. They won $8,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Travis Xavier from Shandon, California and Scott Hutchins from San Miguel, California. The third place team was Cathie Twisselman and Sterling Twisselman. Bryan Bobsin from Paso Robles, California and Lane Santos Karney from Creston, California were the champions of the #12 Preliminary. They were 35.37 seconds on four steers and won $3,360, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cache and Jody

#15 Shoot-Out Guy O. Payne (Ruidoso, NM) / Shawn D. Howell (Castaic, CA), 36.13 on 4, $4,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Flex Earnings Awarded - WEST COAST REGIONAL FINALS - Paso Robles, CA From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Tyler C. Forsberg ............Fillmore, CA ..................$35,000 Zanga Schutte................Kamuela, HI ..................$33,000 Tyler Ishman ..................Phelan, CA ....................$28,000 Jason E. Johe ................San Luis Obispo, CA ......$26,000 Jody Burnside ................Mesquite, NV ................$25,000 Derrek N. Hee................Pismo Beach, CA ..........$21,000 Bronson B. Branco ........Kamuela, HI ..................$19,000 Dalton R. Pearce ............San Luis Obispo, CA ......$19,000 Ron L. Hognestad ..........Hopland, CA ..................$19,000 Shawn D. Howell............Castaic, CA ....................$19,000 Clint R. Pearce ..............San Luis Obispo, CA ......$18,000 Cody Burnside ..............Mesquite, NV ................$18,000 Cody D. Parker ..............Weatherford, OK ............$18,000 Gary Gist ......................Placerville, CA................$18,000 Sterling C. Twisselman ....San Luis Obispo, CA ......$18,000 Wyatt Cox......................Arroyo Grande, CA ........$18,000 John P. Machado ............Santa Maria, CA ............$17,000 Mary E. Stubblefield ......Taft, CA ........................$17,000 Lane Santos Karney ......Creston, CA ..................$16,000 Bud H. Stubblefield ........Taft, CA ........................$14,000 Denny Watkins ..............Bakersfield, CA ..............$14,000 Scott W. Hutchins............San Miguel, CA ..............$14,000 Van A. Todd....................Camarillo, CA ................$14,000 Byron K. Gibbs ..............Cornville, AZ ..................$13,000 Danny J. Fleming ..........Santa Maria, CA ............$13,000 David G. Gill..................Madera, CA....................$13,000 Joe C. Battaglia..............Paso Robles , CA............$13,000 Mike P. Fontes ................Fillmore, CA ..................$13,000 Ryan D. Browder............San Luis Obispo, CA ......$13,000 Ryan M. Hageman ........Nipomo, CA ..................$13,000 Sam K. Auld ..................Kealakekua, HI ..............$13,000 Terry L. Holliday ............Barstow, CA ..................$13,000 Andy L. Holcomb............San Juan Bautista, CA ....$12,000 Glenn J. Teixeira..............Nipomo, CA ..................$12,000 Jeff Bryant ....................Bakersfield, CA ..............$12,000 John Lundy ....................Paso Robles , CA............$12,000 Joseph C. Kimball ..........Higley, AZ ......................$12,000 Kevin Pascoe..................Bakersfield, CA ..............$12,000 Luis Ramirez..................Santa Ynez, CA ..............$12,000 Paul L. Freed..................Ivins, UT........................$12,000 Rob L. Donlon................Santa Maria, CA ............$12,000 Taylor Santos Karney ......Creston, CA ..................$12,000 Wally E. Evans ..............Watsonville, CA..............$12,000 Cathie A. Twisselman ......Santa Margarita, CA ......$11,000 David C. Bowen ............Paso Robles, CA ............$11,000 Kailey L. Freed ..............Morgan, UT ..................$11,000 Kalai Nobriga ................Kealakekua, HI ..............$11,000 Cache Burnside..............Mesquite, NV ................$10,000 Judy D. Parker ................Williams, CA ..................$10,000 Pete L. Mickelson ..........Flagstaff, AZ ..................$10,000 Walt E. Scott..................Canyon Country, CA ......$10,000 Bodi Dodds....................Sanger, CA ......................$9,000 Doyle T. Hoskins ............Chualar, CA ....................$9,000 Fred B. Lucero ..............Canutillo, TX ....................$9,000 George W. Ishman ..........Phelan, CA ......................$9,000 Kelly Barker ..................Terrebonne, OR................$9,000 Richard A. Haller............Oxnard, CA......................$9,000 Alden Wilson ..................Henderson, NV ................$8,000 Ali J. Bilkey ....................Santa Ynez, CA ................$8,000 Dar P. Perez ..................Castaic, CA ......................$8,000 Bryan D. Bobsin ............Paso Robles , CA..............$7,000 Callie Bobsin..................Paso Robles , CA..............$7,000 Connie M. Pearce ..........San Luis Obispo, CA ........$7,000 Corban M. Livingston ....El Paso, TX ......................$7,000 Dillon J. Wingereid..........San Miguel, CA ................$7,000

Doug E. Parker ..............Williams, CA ....................$7,000 Jake M. Twisselman ........Santa Margarita, CA ........$7,000 Jill E. Johnson ................New Cuyama, CA ............$7,000 John Robinson................Cave Creek, AZ ................$7,000 Red St. Clair ..................Denair, CA ......................$7,000 Richard L. Martinez ........Fountain Hills, AZ ............$7,000 Shawn T. Parrott ............Acton, CA ........................$7,000 Tash E. Holliday ............Barstow, CA ....................$7,000 Theresa A. Paulmann......Terra Bella, CA ................$7,000 Todd Hampton ..............Chowchilla, CA ................$7,000 Tristan Ruffoni................Arroyo Grande, CA ..........$7,000 Aletha L. Barkley............Kamuela, HI ....................$6,000 Austin Condit ................Pleasanton, CA ................$6,000 Ben J. Britten ................Selma, CA ......................$6,000 Bob Browder ................Needles, CA ....................$6,000 Bully B. Caddin..............Newbury Park, CA ............$6,000 Carl R. Daniel ................Bakersfield, CA ................$6,000 Carl Wilken ....................Templeton, CA ................$6,000 Chance P Machado ........Santa Maria, CA ..............$6,000 Cord F. Forzano ..............Kerman, CA ....................$6,000 Dave Carlson ................Davis, CA ........................$6,000 Fallon J. Avery ................Aromas, CA......................$6,000 Frank Mello....................Avila Beach, CA ..............$6,000 Franky J. Martinez ..........Shandon, CA....................$6,000 Jeff Lira ........................Grenada Hills, CA ............$6,000 Jon W. Tracy ....................Salinas, CA ......................$6,000 Lisa Duncan ..................Nipomo, CA ....................$6,000 Marc R. Goyete ..............Atascadero, CA ................$6,000 Mark Scobie ..................Paso Robles , CA..............$6,000 Matt L. Schieltz ..............Somis, CA........................$6,000 Pam C. Wilken................Templeton, CA ................$6,000 Richard B Tuson ............San Luis Obispo, CA ........$6,000 Robert L. Marshall..........Searchlight, NV................$6,000 Roger D. Kaiwi Machen ..Captain Cook, HI..............$6,000 Ryan Dodds ..................Phelan, CA ......................$6,000 Sammy Livingston..........El Paso, TX ......................$6,000 Tim D. Peltzer ................Terra Bella, CA ................$6,000 Tom R. Schmitz ..............Sanger, CA ......................$6,000 Tony Jungk ....................Woodlake, CA ..................$6,000 Vivian Robinson ............Cave Creek, AZ ................$6,000 Brett C. Dodds ..............Sanger CA ......................$5,000 Brian White....................Ukiah, CA ........................$5,000 Dale Gibson ..................Sunland, CA ....................$5,000 Sean R. Pascoe ..............Terra Bella, CA ................$5,000 Tammy White ................Los Osos, CA ..................$5,000 Alison E. Grantham ........Creston, CA ....................$4,000 Bob Nilmeyer ................San Martin, CA ................$4,000 Brian Anderson ..............Kamuela, HI ....................$4,000 Cash T. Parrott ................Acton, CA ........................$4,000 Chelsea James ..............Porterville, CA..................$4,000 Cody M. Golding ............Atascadero, CA ................$4,000 Dean Drosos ..................Gilbert, AZ ......................$4,000 Doug P. Kaba ................Paso Robles , CA..............$4,000 Guy O. Payne ................Ruidoso, NM ....................$4,000 Kyle Mickelson ..............Flagstaff, AZ ....................$4,000 Manuel Souza ................Farmersville, CA ..............$4,000 Norman Witt ..................Oroville, CA ....................$4,000 Robert W. Perez ..............Castaic, CA ......................$4,000 Ryan H. White ................Los Osos, CA ..................$4,000 Steve Branco ................Chowchilla, CA ................$4,000 Tom Porter ....................Porterville, CA..................$4,000 Adam J. Teixeira..............Nipomo, CA ....................$3,000 Alan Lewis ....................Templeton, CA ................$3,000 Art C. Whiting ................Santa Clarita, CA ............$3,000 Brad C. Teixeira ..............Santa Maria, CA ..............$3,000

Casey Yates ....................Auga Dulce, CA................$3,000 Cheyne P. Torres..............Arroyo Grande, CA ..........$3,000 Cody D. Snow ................Los Olivos, CA..................$3,000 Cody L. Mora ................Arroyo Grande, CA ..........$3,000 Dean Rappa ..................Acton, CA ........................$3,000 Destri Devenport............San Juan Bautista, CA ......$3,000 Dusty Parrott ................Acton, CA ........................$3,000 George H. Smith ............Winchester, CA ................$3,000 James R. Grantham ........Creston, CA ....................$3,000 Jane H. Peltzer ..............Terra Bella, CA ................$3,000 Justin Hammerlun ..........Riverdale, CA ..................$3,000 Ken F. Miranda ..............Honokaa, HI ....................$3,000 Kyle S. Davis..................Paso Robles , CA..............$3,000 Landon D. Gill................Madera, CA......................$3,000 Larry D. Carter ..............Chualar, CA ....................$3,000 Les G. Vogt ....................Pismo Beach, CA ............$3,000 Mark W. Etter ................Desert Hills, AZ ................$3,000 Mark W. Vanover ............Capitola, CA ....................$3,000 Matt D. Alger ................Oakhurst, CA ..................$3,000 Mike P. Nizzoli................Galt, CA ..........................$3,000 Peg J. Williams ..............Williams, AZ ....................$3,000 Peter C. Chiang..............Salinas, CA ......................$3,000 Reed W. Rider ................Yuma, AZ ........................$3,000 Rob B. Gerner................Apple Valley, CA................$3,000 Rob Olson......................San Luis Obispo, CA ........$3,000 Ryan T. Southwick ..........Santa Maria, CA ..............$3,000 Shawn K. Whetten ..........Syracuse, UT....................$3,000 Todd L. Delano ..............Mesquite, NV ..................$3,000 Travis S. Xavier ..............Shandon, CA....................$3,000 Chris Thompson..............Corona, CA ......................$2,000 Claude W. Straub............Johnson City, TX ..............$2,000 Dane Lybbert Browning..Coyote, CA ......................$2,000 Keith Coleman ..............Morgan Hill, CA ..............$2,000 Lane T. Lowry ................Bakersfield, CA ................$2,000 Manuel P. Jorge ..............Santa Maria, CA ..............$2,000 Tony J. Domingos ..........San Miguel, CA ................$2,000 Danny L. Leslie ..............San Miguel, CA ................$1,000 Chris Deoudes................Salinas, CA ......................$1,000 Cole Tobin ......................Turlock, CA ......................$1,000 Dan Denmark ................Hemet, CA ......................$1,000 Darrick I. Hoskins ..........Salinas, CA ......................$1,000 David S. Brown..............San Martin, CA ................$1,000 Diane P. Schieltz ............Somis, CA........................$1,000 Hank H. Brown ..............Hollister, CA ....................$1,000 Jeff A. King ....................Riverdale, CA ..................$1,000 John E. Richardson ........Canyon Country, CA ........$1,000 Johnny Sanders..............Norwalk, CA ....................$1,000 Kullen S. Burk................Atascadero, CA ................$1,000 Larry Howell ..................Murrieta, CA ....................$1,000 Marcus Battaglia............Ramone, CA ....................$1,000 McKennan D. Buckner ....Redmond, OR ..................$1,000 Melody Hutchins ............San Miguel, CA ................$1,000 Mike Monighetti ............Los Alamos, CA................$1,000 Myron D. Duarte ............Jefferson, OR ..................$1,000 Peter D. Baldwin ............Makawao, HI ..................$1,000 Rick Lawrence ..............Livermore, CA..................$1,000 Russell Probert ..............Vale, OR..........................$1,000 Taylor W. Winters ............Agua Dulce, CA................$1,000 Tee M. Lewis..................Los Banos, CA ................$1,000 Tom E. Brown ................Clovis, CA........................$1,000 Tommy Sondgroth ..........San Miguel, CA ................$1,000 Tony Perry ....................Tulare, CA........................$1,000 Troy D. Hyder ................Terra Bella, CA ................$1,000 Vic Pascoe ....................Bakersfield, CA ................$1,000

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Dale Gibson and John Richardson. In the #11 Shoot-Out, the team of Reed Rider from Wellton, Arizona and Jon Tracy from Salinas, California finished first place in the Average with a time of 35.67 seconds on four steers. They won $8,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The second place team was Ryan Dodds and Tyler Forsberg #13 Preliminary Bud H. Stubblefield (Taft, CA) / Van A. Todd (Camarillo, CA), 41.77 on 4, $2,172 and third place was Bodi Dodds and and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each Tyler Ishman. The final roping of the second day was the #10 Preliminary. Mary Stubblefield and Ron Hognestad were Burnside. They also won the Incentive Average. The third the high team back and finished first in the Average. They place team was John Machado and Tyler Forsberg. were 37.30 seconds on four and took home $3,600, trophy The final roping of the day was the #12 Shoot-Out. Cody Martin saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second and Jody Burnside from Mesquite, Nevada were the high place went to Ryan Hageman and Dalton Pearce and third team back of the roping. In the short round they caught place was Connie and Clint Pearce. Chris Thompson and their final steer in 13.77 seconds and finished the roping Clint Pearce won the Incentive Average. with a time of 39.65 seconds on four. That time gave them The last day of team roping competition at the West Coast third place in the Average. The win of the roping went to Kyle Regional Finals began with the #10 Shoot-Out. Cody Golding Davis from Paso Robles, California and Dalton Pearce from from Atasadero, California and Tyler Ishman from Phelan, San Luis Obispo, California with a time of 35.29 seconds on four. They won $8,000, trophy Martin saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second went to Derrek Hee and Jason Johe. Mary Stubblefield from Taft, California teamed up with Zanga Schutte from Kamuela, Hawaii in the #12 Gold Plus Division. They were the high team back and caught their final steer in 11.35 seconds bringing their total to 36.92 seconds on four steers and giving them first place in the Average. They won $8,956, trophy Gist buckles, Resistol straw hats, Tony Lama boots, three pair of Cinch or Cruel Girl jeans, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Robert Perez and Derrek Hee and third place was Bud Stubblefield and Brian White. The Incentive winners of the roping were Jill Johnson and Ron Hognestad and the Century Bonus winners were Sean Pascoe and Kevin Pascoe. Richard Haller from Oxnard, California teamed up with Mike Fontes from Fillmore, California in the #11 Preliminary and came from the sixth call back position to win the Average with a time of 39.28 seconds on four steers. They won $3,348, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Clint Pearce and #13 Shoot-Out Tyler Forsberg and third place went to Ryan Hageman Tammy White (Los Osos, CA) / Cody D. Parker (Weatherford, OK), and Danny Fleming. The Incentive champions were 38.50 on 4, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Shoot-Out Kyle S. Davis (Paso Robles , CA) / Dalton R. Pearce (San Luis Obispo, CA), 35.29 on 4, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Preliminary Bryan D. Bobsin (Paso Robles , CA) / Lane Santos Karney (Creston, CA), 35.37 on 4, $3,360 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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California teamed up to finish first place in the Average with a time of 36.73 seconds on four steers. The team won $8,400, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Tristan Ruffoni and Wyatt Cox both from Arroyo Grande, California. The third place team was Luis Ramirez and Clint Pearce, while Zanga Schutte and Peewee Barkley from Hawaii came in fourth. In the #9 Preliminary the sixth call back team of Cash Parrot from Acton, California and Tyler Forsberg from Fillmore, California caught their short round steer in 8.71 seconds and finished the roping with a time of 44.95 seconds on four steers. That gave them first place in the Average. They won $3,864, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Luis Ramirez from Santa Ynez, California and Bully Caddin from Newbury Park, California. Third place was Norman Witt and Dave Carlson. Bryan Bobsin and Callie Bobins won the Incentive Average. Doug Kaba from Paso Robles, California and Wyatt Cox from Arroyo Grande, California were the high team back in the #9 Shoot-Out. They caught their final steer in 10.78 seconds bringing their total to 39.60 seconds on four steers. That gave them first place in the Average. They won $8,366, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Carl Daniel and Jeff Bryant. The third place team was Connie Pearce and Tyler Forsberg and fourth was Cathie Twisselman and Fred Lucero. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Mike Nizzoli from Galt, California and Chance Ruffoni from Arroyo Grande, California were the second high team back and finished first in the Average. They roped three steers in 31.68 seconds and won $2,342, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Dean Rappa and John Lundy and third place was Justin Hammerlun and Wally Evans. Zanga Schutte ended up being the high point Gold Plus roper of the weekend. He took a load of prizes with him back to Hawaii. He won the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping Package including two paid Shoot-Out positions, two complimentary stalls, a complimentary Gold Plus RV spot and a 2012 NFTR jacket. Tammy White from California was the Cruel Girl Champion over the weekend. She won a custom

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#11 Shoot-Out Reed W. Rider (Yuma, AZ) / Jon W. Tracy (Salinas, CA), 35.67 on 4, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Gist buckle plus two pair of Cruel Girl jeans. The West Coast Regional Finals came to a close and it was a great event. The weather was outstanding and the team roping camaraderie was second to none. If you missed out on the West Coast Regional Finals you will certainly want to put it on your calendar for next year.

#10 Shoot-Out Cody M. Golding (Atascadero, CA) / Tyler Ishman (Phelan, CA), 36.73 on 4, $8,400 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Preliminary Richard A. Haller (Oxnard, CA) / Mike P. Fontes (Fillmore, CA), 39.28 on 4, $3,348 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Shoot-Out Doug P. Kaba (Paso Robles , CA) / Wyatt Cox (Arroyo Grande, CA), 39.60 on 4, $8,366 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Preliminary Mary E. Stubblefield (Taft, CA) / Ron L. Hognestad (Hopland, CA), 37.30 on 4, $3,600 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Preliminary Cash T. Parrott (Acton, CA) / Tyler C. Forsberg (Fillmore, CA), 44.95 on 4, $3,864 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 PickDraw Mike P. Nizzoli (Galt, CA) / Chance Ruffoni (Arroyo Grande, CA), 31.68 on 3, $2,342 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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West Texas CHAMPIONSHIPS

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USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Tyler Sieber from Whitehouse, Texas and Kolby Miller from Alba, Texas. The third place finish went to the team of Tyler Wojciechowski from Tarpley, Texas and Steele Montague from Bandera, Texas. The West Texas team of Jackie Gillispie from Andrews and Joe Martinez from Midland took the top honors in the #13 Division. They caught five steers in 50.49 seconds and won $4,182, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Wallace Townsend from Cache, Oklahoma and Tyler Sieber. Ryder Lee from Santa Anna, Texas and Todd Thompson from Munday, Texas won third place. The Permian Basin of Texas struck in the #12 Division as Duke Barker from Odessa teamed up with Josh Cordova from Midland to take first place in the main Average. The duo roped four steers in 41.42 seconds and for their efforts they received $5,062, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Bryne Joe Stone from Colorado

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FLEX EARNINGS – West Texas Championships – San Angelo, TX From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Josh M. Cordova ..............Midland, TX ..............$9,000 David B. Burden ..............Clifton, TX ................$6,000 Duke Barker ....................Odessa, TX ................$6,000 Joe M. Stoker ..................Cross Plains, TX ........$6,000 Randy Lewis ....................Abilene, TX ................$5,000 Andy J. Arambula..............Zapata, TX ................$4,000 Charlie Newson ................Waring, TX ................$4,000 Danny Madrigal................Laredo, TX ................$4,000 J.W. Atkinson ....................Tilden, TX ..................$4,000 Jimmy M. Davis ................Abliene, TX ................$4,000 Mike Qualls......................Hico, TX ....................$4,000 Phillip J. Harrison..............Cisco, TX ..................$4,000 Ray Bitzkie ......................Spring Branch, TX......$4,000 Stoni Brooke Riggan ........Snyder, TX ................$4,000 Wesley J. Thorp ................Throckmorton, TX ......$4,000 Xavier H. Villarreal ............Zapata, TX ................$4,000 Beck Hyslop ....................Loxahatchee, FL........$3,000 Ben Pierce ......................Wolfforth, TX ............$3,000 Bill Cantwell ....................Harper, TX ................$3,000 Bonnie Stewart ................Harper, TX ................$3,000 Case A. Swaim ................Jourdanton, TX ..........$3,000 Danny Mendoza ..............Zapata, TX ................$3,000 Garrett Ryan Hale ............Snyder, TX ................$3,000 Heath Hardman................Stephenville, TX ........$3,000 Jackie D. Gillispie ..............Andrews, TX ..............$3,000 Jake Knight ......................Coleman, TX..............$3,000 Jim E. Sivells ....................Harper, TX ................$3,000 Jody R. Henderson ............Mt. Home, TX ............$3,000 Joe Martinez ....................Midland, TX ..............$3,000 Jordan Hernandez ............Carrizo Springs, TX ....$3,000 Kolby R. Miller..................Alba, TX ....................$3,000 Larry R. Rogers ................Menard, TX................$3,000 Luis Santos ......................Eagle Pass, TX ..........$3,000 Mark Ivy ..........................Mountain Home, TX ..$3,000 Marvin R. Hensley ............Freer, TX....................$3,000 Michael J. Raney ..............Lamesa, TX ..............$3,000 Neil Trammell ..................Palo Pinto, TX ............$3,000 Pat C. Shelton ..................Chillicothe, TX............$3,000 Randy Davis ....................New Braunfels, TX ....$3,000 Rex L. Prather ..................Post, TX ....................$3,000 Rusty G. Adams................Big Lake, TX..............$3,000 Stanley Neff ....................Colorado City, TX ......$3,000 Taya Beyer ......................Harper, TX ................$3,000 Thad Springer ..................Snyder, TX ................$3,000 Toby Joe Truby ..................Shallowater, TX..........$3,000 Todd Burnett ....................Charlotte, TX ............$3,000 Tracy Sanders ..................Ovalo, TX ..................$3,000 Ty E. Murphy ....................Dublin, TX ................$3,000 Tyler Wright ......................Menard, TX................$3,000 Wallace L. Townsend ........Cache, OK ................$3,000 Bob L. White ....................Carlsbad, TX ..............$2,000 Colby B. Simmons ............Breckenridge, TX........$2,000

City, Texas and Kip Middleton from Levelland, Texas. Middleton also heeled his way into a third place finish with header Wallace Townsend. Drew Elliott from Franklin, Texas and Colby Simmons from Breckenridge, Texas won the Incentive Average. The second day of team roping action at the West Texas Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. Toby Joe (Turbo) Truby from Shallowater, Texas and Rex Prather from Post, Texas teamed up to win the Average. They were 34.01 seconds on four steers. The team won $4,072, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Danny Madrigal from Laredo, Texas and Danny Mendoza from Zapata, Texas and third place went to Ben Pierce and Josh Cordova. Stanley Neff from Colorado City, Texas and Todd Burnett from Charlotte, Texas won the Incentive Average. Josh Cordova struck again in the #11 Division, this time heeling for Phillip Harrison from Cisco, Texas. The pair roped four steers in 34.88 seconds and won first place in the Average. They received $7,228, trophy Martin saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Charlie Newsome from Waring, Texas and Ray Bitzkie from Spring Branch, Texas. Newsome and Bitzkie also won the Incentive Average. The third place team was Duke Barker and Jake Knight. In the #10 Division, the winners of the Average were Jordan Hernandez from Carrizo Springs, Texas and Todd Burnett from Charlotte, Texas. The duo caught four steers in 40.06 seconds and won $7,240, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Neil Trammell from Palo

Drew Elliott......................Franklin, TX ..............$2,000 Johnny Guess ..................Colorado City, TX ......$2,000 Kip Middleton ..................Levelland, TX ............$2,000 Lloyd Coots ......................Cleburne, TX..............$2,000 Tammy Guess ..................Colorado City, TX ......$2,000 Tyler L. Sieber ..................Whitehouse, TX..........$2,000 Aaron G. Jensen................Granbury, TX..............$1,000 Arnold D. Felts ..................San Angelo, TX ..........$1,000 Bryne Joe Stone ..............Colorado City, TX ......$1,000 Charles Hammond ............Artesia, NM ..............$1,000 Chase L. Chambers ..........Iowa Park, TX ............$1,000 Chuck Garcia....................Pleasanton, TX ..........$1,000 Clay T. Carpenter ..............Santo, TX ..................$1,000 Cliff C. Wheeler ................Boerne, TX ................$1,000 Danny E. Mendoza............Zapata, TX ................$1,000 Denton K. Halford ............Stephenville, TX ........$1,000 Donald L. Bradshaw ........Snyder, TX ................$1,000 Doug Wilson ....................Gardendale, TX ..........$1,000 Garrett J. Busby ................Millsap, TX ................$1,000 George Smith ..................Georgetown, TX ........$1,000 Glenn R. Springer ............Aspermont, TX ..........$1,000 Hobie C. Bolin ..................Colorado City, TX ......$1,000 Jack Wilhite ......................Ropesville, TX ............$1,000 Jake W. Crossan ................Alvarado, TX ..............$1,000 Jimbo L. Martinez ............Stephenville, TX ........$1,000 Joe Giddens......................Leander, TX ..............$1,000 John D. Vick ......................San Angelo, TX ..........$1,000 Josh A. Espenhover ..........Abilene, TX ................$1,000 Justin Rogers ....................Harper, TX ................$1,000 Kyle J. Wofford ..................Allen, TX ..................$1,000 Laramie Allen ..................Leander, TX ..............$1,000 Lloyd W. South..................Palo Pinto, TX ............$1,000 Michael J. Marquez ..........Artesia, NM ..............$1,000 Mike D. Hill ......................Sudan, TX ................$1,000 Randy Gaydos ..................Pleasanton, TX ..........$1,000 Red Mud G. Maben ..........Spur, TX ....................$1,000 Rocky Olivas ....................Kermit, TX ................$1,000 Ross W. Ashford ................Lott, TX ....................$1,000 Ryder Lee ........................Santa Anna, TX..........$1,000 Scott Bickford ..................Allen, TX ..................$1,000 Scott Fiedler ....................Kerrville, TX ..............$1,000 Spencer L. Smallwood ......Venus, TX ..................$1,000 Steele Montague ..............Bandera, TX ..............$1,000 T.J. Bates..........................Teague, TX ................$1,000 Todd E. Thompson ............Munday, TX ..............$1,000 Tommy Guy......................Abilene, TX ................$1,000 Tracy D. Sanders ..............Ovalo, TX ..................$1,000 Tyler T. Riggan ..................Lubbock, TX ..............$1,000 Tyler Wojciechowski ..........Tarpley, TX ................$1,000 Tyson Thompson................Munday, TX ..............$1,000 Warren D. Reeh ................Comfort, TX ..............$1,000

Pinto, Texas and Mike Qualls from Hico, Texas with a time of 41.15 seconds on four steers. Third place was Martin Hensely and Andy Arambula, Jr. The winners of the Incentive Average were Rocky Olivas from Kermit, Texas and John Vick from San Angelo, Texas. Joe Stocker from Cross Plains, Texas and David Burden from Clifton, Texas finished first place in the #9 Division. They won the roping with a time of 44.48 seconds on four steers. The win paid them $9,040, trophy Martin saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the roping was Beck Hyslop from Loxahatchee, Florida and Michael Raney from Lamesa, Texas. Third place was Jimmy Davis from Abilene, Texas and Randy Davis from New Braunfels, Texas. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 97

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#15 Ty E. Murphy (Dublin, TX) / Wesley J. Thorp (Throckmorton, TX), 40.20 on 5, $2,788 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Jackie D. Gillispie (Andrews, TX) / Joe Martinez (Midland, TX), 50.49 on 5, $4,182 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Mark Ivy and Jody Henderson both from Mountain Home, Texas partnered up to win first place in the #8 Pick/Draw with a time of 33.76 seconds on three steers. They earned $4,310, trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Luis Santos, Jr. from Eagle Pass, Texas and Jim Sivells from Harper, Texas. The third place team was Bonnie Stewart and Bill Cantwell both from Harper, Texas. The West Texas Championships was a great event and ropers from far and wide enjoyed the team roping competition. The 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena is an awesome facility and a great location for the event. 98 / AUGUST 2012

#12 Duke Barker (Odessa, TX) / Josh M. Cordova (Midland, TX), 41.42 on 4, $5,062 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Phillip J. Harrison (Cisco, TX) / Josh M. Cordova (Midland, TX), 34.88 on 4, $7,228 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Jordan Hernandez (Carrizo Springs, TX) / Todd Burnett (Charlotte, TX), 40.06 on 4, $7,240 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Westernâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Colorado CHAMPIONSHIPS

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he Western Colorado Championships is a USTRC event held in Grand Junction, Colorado. The event is produced by Rope the Rockies and takes place at the Mesa County Fairground Covered Arena. This year the roping was June 8-10, 2012 and welcomed ropers from all over the area to compete in some outstanding USTRC style team roping. The event kicked into gear with the #15 Division. Riley Davis from Genola, Utah and Clayton Fox from Ferron, Utah teamed up to win the Average with a time of 48.20 seconds on five steers. They won $1,250, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Clay Norell from Stephenville, Texas and Jay Ellerman from Fort Lupton, Colorado with a time of 56.50 seconds on five steers. Norrell and Cole Cooper finished in third place. The winners of the #13 Division were Nick Camilletti from Hayden, Colorado and Gary Rodarmel from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. They were 37.62 seconds on five steers and won $2,120, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Brennon Seely from Loma, Colorado and Hank Bounds from Palisade, Colorado. Bounds also finished in third place heeling for Dale Brandon from

Grand Junction, Colorado. Tuff Ramsey from Olathe, Colorado and his partner Justin Price from LaVeta, Colorado won the Average of the #12 Division. They were 29.25 seconds on four steers and took home $2,800, trophy Gist spurs, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Gary Cooper from Montrose, Colorado and Coy Hildreth from Gunnison, Colorado. Ramsey and Travis Bounds finished in third place in the Average. Zane and Ellis Yates from Cortez, Colorado won the Incentive Average. The second day of the Western Colorado Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus. Kailey Freed from Morgan, Utah and Joaquin Huntington from Hesperus, Colorado won first place in the Average by roping four steers in 33.66 seconds. They earned $1,900, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Kent Youngblood from Lamesa, Texas and Clayton Fox. Third place was Andrew Borrego and Pake Younger. Henry and Casey Mills from Utah won the Incentive Average, while Dale Brandon and Kent Edwards finished first place in the Century Bonus. The Gunnison, Colorado team of Kelly and Coy Hildreth

#15 Riley J. Davis (Genola, UT) / Clayton R. Fox (Ferron, UT), 48.20 on 5, $1,250 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Nick K. Camilletti (Hayden, CO) / Gary O. Rodarmel (Steamboat Springs, CO), 37.62 on 5, $2,120 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Tuff L. Ramsey (Olathe, CO) / Justin R. Price (La Veta, CO), 29.25 on 4, $2,800 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each #11 Kelly D. Hildreth (Gunnison, CO) / Coy Hildreth (Gunnison, CO), 31.51 on 4, $4,760 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

won the Average of the #11 Division. They were 31.51 seconds on four steers and won trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Dustin Flohr from Rifle, Colorado and Court Will from Silt, Colorado won second and third place went to the team of Kent Wollert and Ty Bevan. Clay Vinson from Vernal, Utah and T.J. Toon from Ft. Duchesne, Utah won the Incentive Average. Coy Hildreth hit again in the #10 Division, this time heeling for Dana Irwen from Delta, Colorado. Irwen and Hildreth were 35.98 seconds on four steers and won $5,450, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place also went to Hildreth, this time heeling for Lynette Satterfield from Parachute, Colorado. Third place in the Average was Shelly Ortiz and Tyrell Moore. Larry Wehling and David Smith won the Incentive Average. The winning team in the #9 Division was John McCollum from Montrose, Colorado and Chuck Costopoulos from Delta,

FLEX EARNINGS Western Colorado Championships â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grand Junction, CO From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Coy Hildreth ................Gunnison, CO................$9,000 Clayton R. Fox ..............Ferron, UT ....................$8,000 Dana J. Irwen ..............Delta, CO......................$7,000 Tuff L. Ramsey..............Olathe, CO....................$7,000 Casey G. Mills ..............Wellington, UT ..............$6,000 Clint Stroud..................Delta, CO......................$6,000 Henry G. Mills ..............Price, UT ......................$6,000 Andrew J. Borrego ........Leadville, CO ................$4,000 Dale Brandon ..............Grand Junction, CO........$4,000 Kent Youngblood ..........Lamesa, TX ..................$4,000 Brett W. Chamberlain ....Silt, CO ........................$3,000 Casey Griffith ..............Carbondale, CO ............$3,000 Charisse Nauyokas........Delta, CO......................$3,000 Chuck C. Costopoulos....Delta, CO......................$3,000 Gale L. Smith ..............Montrose, CO................$3,000 Garrett Billingsley ........Winthrop, AR ................$3,000 Gary O. Rodarmel ........Steamboat Springs, CO..$3,000 Heath T. Miller ..............Delta, CO......................$3,000 Joaquin Huntington ......Hesperus, CO ................$3,000 Joe Nauyokas ..............Delta, CO......................$3,000 John McCollum ............Montrose, CO................$3,000 Jose Olivas ..................El Jebel , CO ................$3,000 Justin R. Price ..............La Veta, CO ..................$3,000 Kailey Freed ................Morgan, UT ..................$3,000 Kasen Brennise ............Craig, CO......................$3,000 Kelly D. Hildreth ..........Gunnison, CO................$3,000 Ken E. Norell................Delta, CO......................$3,000 Kent G. Edwards ..........Grand Junction, CO........$3,000 Nick K. Camilletti..........Hayden, CO ..................$3,000 Pake Younger ................Grand Junction, CO........$3,000 Pat G. Averett ..............Delta, CO......................$3,000 Riley J. Davis ................Genola, UT....................$3,000 Sheldon M. Doyle ........Parachute, CO ..............$3,000 Will G. Buckhanan ........Gunnison, CO................$3,000 Bill D. Cornia................Randolph, UT................$2,000 Clay K. Norell ..............Stephenville, TX ............$2,000 David A. Smith ............Fruita, CO ....................$2,000

Gary D. Cooper ............Montrose, CO................$2,000 Gary L. Lynd ................Boerne, TX ....................$2,000 Hank Bounds ..............Palisade, CO ................$2,000 Rick A. Montera ............Greeley, CO ..................$2,000 Roudy L. Hampton........Cortez, CO ....................$2,000 Shelly D. Ortiz ..............Penrose, CO ..................$2,000 Bob Caldwell................Roosevelt, UT................$1,000 Brennon D. Seely..........Loma, CO ....................$1,000 Brit J. Ellerman ............Ft. Lupton, CO ..............$1,000 Cass D. Raine ..............Loma, CO ....................$1,000 Clay R. Vinson ..............Vernal, UT ....................$1,000 Court B. Will ................Silt, CO ........................$1,000 D.A. Poll ......................Clinton, UT ..................$1,000 Doug E. Frank ..............Canon City, CO..............$1,000 Dustin R. Flohr ............Rifle, CO ......................$1,000 Ellis J. Yates ..................Cortez, CO ....................$1,000 Gina M. Ramsey ..........Olathe, CO....................$1,000 Greg Raine ..................Loma, CO ....................$1,000 Harlan D. Watkins ........Olathe, CO....................$1,000 J.R. Rodriguez ..............Montrose, CO................$1,000 Jeff Satterfield ..............Parachute, CO ..............$1,000 Kent R. Wollert ............Olathe, CO....................$1,000 Kevin C. Johnson ..........Cortez, CO ....................$1,000 Larry Wehling ..............Grand Junction, CO........$1,000 Lee T. Smith..................Parachute, CO ..............$1,000 Lynette F. Satterfield ....Parachute, CO ..............$1,000 Mike S. Hemmingson ....Aztec, NM ....................$1,000 Nathone S. Adams ........Baggs, WY ....................$1,000 Shane Wilson................Fruita, CO ....................$1,000 Shawn T. McKinley ........Stephenville, TX ............$1,000 Steve A. Taylor ..............Gonzales, TX..................$1,000 Steve Whinnery ............Powderhorn, CO ............$1,000 T.J. Toon........................Ft. Duchesne, UT ..........$1,000 Travis L. Bounds ..........Grand Junction, CO........$1,000 Ty R. Bevan..................Molina, CO ..................$1,000 Tyrell T. Moore ..............Canon City, CO..............$1,000 Zane J. Yates ................Cortez, CO ....................$1,000

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#10 Dana J. Irwen (Delta, CO) / Coy Hildreth (Gunnison, CO), 35.98 on 4, $5,450 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 John McCollum (Montrose, CO) / Chuck C. Costopoulos (Delta, CO), 33.12 on 4, $5,820 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Sheldon M. Doyle (Parachute, CO) / Heath T. Miller (Delta, CO), 28.23 on 3, $4,650 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Colorado. The were 33.12 seconds on four steers and took home $5,820, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Charisse and Joe Nauyokas with a time of 42.22 on four steers. Third place was the team of Shelly Ortiz and Doug Frank and the Incentive winners were Kasen Brennise and Ken Norell. 104 / AUGUST 2012

Sheldon Doyle from Parachute, Colorado and Heath Miller from Delta, Colorado won the Average of the #8 Pick/Draw. They were 28.23 seconds on three steers and won $4,650, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to Casey Griffith and Clint Stroud and third place was Will Buckhanan and Jose Olivas.

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of 41.64 seconds on five steers and earned the first place. They received $2,760, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Gary Stricklen and Brian Reece and third place was Michael Kennedy and Cooper Bruce. The final roping of the first day of competition at the North Arkansas Classic was the #12 Division. The team of Gary Stricklen from Salina, Oklahoma and Mackey Tully partnered up to win first place in the Average. They were 32.93 seconds on four steers and won $2,920, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Jace Harris and Clayton Beavers. Third place was Josh Hamby and Hadley DeShazo while fourth place was Ronnie Carter and David Vaught. The Incentive winners were Shane McCall and Gene McCall from Blossom, Texas. Bruce Barnett of West Plains, Missouri teamed up with Jim Huff from Alpena, Arkansas to win first place in the Average of the #12 Gold Plus. The pair roped four steers in 32.85 seconds to win $2,280, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Ronnie Foshee from Russellville, Arkansas and Adam Brown of Beebe, Arkansas. The third place team Dusty Breedlove and Roy Cox. Ronnie Williams and Bucky Fowler teamed up to win the Incentive Average. PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

he North Arkansas Classic held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Berryville, Arkansas is a great event on the USTRC schedule. The roping took place on June 15-17, 2012 and welcomed team ropers from all over to compete for some great prizes and wonderful payout. The event began with the Open Division. Eric Flurry from Sallisaw, Oklahoma teamed up with Billie Jack Seabens of Nowata, Oklahoma to win first place in the Average. The duo turned in a time of 39.15 seconds on five steers and won $800 plus points for the Priefert Open Tour. Second place in the Average went to Mackey Tully from Gentry, Arkansas and Cooper Bruce from Springer, Oklahoma. They were also the Incentive champions. Benjamin Cox from Hot Springs, Arkansas teamed up with Cody Roberts from Norman, Arkansas to win first place in the Average of the #15 Division. They were 36.63 seconds on five steers and earned $2,240, trophy Gist Buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Johnathan Irby and Dustin Hodge with a time of 37.29 seconds on five steers. The third place finishers were Mackey Tully and Brad Amos. The #13 Division was exciting right down to the last team. Dillon Butler from Siloam Springs, Arkansas teamed up with Tyler Hutchins from Rose, Oklahoma. They finished with a time

Open Eric Flurry (Sallisaw, OK) / Billie Jack Saebens (Nowata, OK), 39.15 on 5, $800

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#15 Benjamin L. Cox (Hot Springs, AR) / Cody R. Roberts (Norman, AR), 36.63 on 5, $2,240 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

The win of the #11 Division went to the team of Lane with the All Girl Specialty roping. First place was won by Janet Hewett from Paris, Arkansas and James Miller from Dardenelle, Trimble and Kelly Sweeten. Lori Mccance and Tamie Massey Arkansas with a time of 32.68 seconds on four steers. They won took home second place and third went to Kylie Duncan $5,580, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. FLEX EARNINGS - North Arkansas Championships - Berryville, AR Second place went to the team From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) of Gary Stricklen and James Dusty Breedlove ..............Everton, AR............$10,000 J.B. Brown........................Republic, MO ..........$2,000 Miller and third place went to Ronnie W. Foshee..............Russellville, AR ........$7,000 Jack R. Foster ..................Osceola, MO ............$2,000 Thomas Frank Edwards ....Harrison, AR ............$7,000 Josh D. Hamby..................West Plains, MO ......$2,000 the team of Charlie Booth and Roy L. Cox ......................Spiro, OK ................$6,000 Ken C. Bowen ..................Bentonville, AR ........$2,000 Dustin Hodge. The Incentive Mackey Tully ....................Gentry, AR ..............$5,000 Larry Hodge ....................Berryville, AR ..........$2,000 champions were Beau Bruce Barnett ..................West Plains, MO ......$4,000 Michael D. Kennedy ..........Quitman, AR ............$2,000 Charlie Booth ..................Berryville, AR ..........$4,000 Beau B. Kissinger ............Fordland, MO ..........$1,000 Kissinger and Ronnie Haynes. Gary L. Stricklen ..............Salina, OK ..............$4,000 Billie Jack Saebens............Nowata, OK ............$1,000 Ronnie Colclasure and Hadley W. DeShazo ..........Salem, AR................$4,000 Blake Hawkins ................Clarksville, AR..........$1,000 Thomas Frank Edwards were Jim Burke ........................Charleston, MO ........$4,000 Brad S. Amos ..................Sulphur Springs, AR..$1,000 Virgil L. Moore..................Springdale, AR ........$4,000 Brandon J. Davis ..............Fayetteville, AR ........$1,000 the champions of the #10 Adam R. Brown ................Beebe, AR................$3,000 Brandon L. Thone..............Damascus, AR..........$1,000 Division. They were 37.63 Allen K. Stark ..................Gravelly, AR ............$3,000 Brandon Mounce ..............Huntsville, AR ..........$1,000 seconds on four steers and Benjamin L. Cox ..............Hot Springs, AR........$3,000 Brent Hudson ..................Russellville, AR ........$1,000 Bucky L. Fowler................Wichita, KS ..............$3,000 Brian C. Reece ................Jay, OK ....................$1,000 earned $4,700, trophy Gist Cale McCall......................Berryville, AR ..........$3,000 Bruce L. McCall ................Berryville, AR ..........$1,000 buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Clayton Villines ................Huntsville, AR ..........$3,000 Chance R. Biggerstaff ......Berryville, AR ..........$1,000 Flex Earnings. Second place Cody R. Roberts................Norman, AR ............$3,000 Clayton J. Beavers ............Dardanelle, AR ........$1,000 Cooper A. Bruce ..............Springer, OK ............$3,000 Colter R. Larue ................Clever, MO ..............$1,000 was Eason Dearen of Imboden, Darrell E. Friend ..............Wyandotte, OK ........$3,000 Danny Ruggles ................Hackett, AR..............$1,000 Arkansas and Hadley DeShazo Deloyd F. Burr ..................Alma, AR ................$3,000 David Vaught ....................Cassville, MO ..........$1,000 of Salem, Arkansas. The third Dillon J. Butler..................Siloam Springs, AR ..$3,000 Delayne Castor ................Verona, MO..............$1,000 Dustin L. Hodge ..............Berryville, AR ..........$3,000 Frank E. Pohlmann............Stillwater, OK ..........$1,000 place team was Brandon Eason E. Dearen ..............Imboden, AR............$3,000 Gene W. McCall ................Blossom, TX ............$1,000 Mounce and Ken Bowen. Eddie Cole ......................Branch, AR ..............$3,000 Heath Fowler....................Greenbrier, AR..........$1,000 Shane Hardy and Heath Fowler Harold D. McCain..............Vilona, AR................$3,000 Jace D. Harris ..................Vilonia, AR ..............$1,000 Ivan W. Thompson ............Greenwood, AR ........$3,000 Jonathan A. Irby................Ava, MO ..................$1,000 won the Incentive Average. James L. Miller ................Dardanelle, AR ........$3,000 Kirk W. Delk ....................Harrison, AR ............$1,000 The final day of Jeff J. Kenslow ..................West Plains, MO ......$3,000 Larry E. Bright..................Harrisburg, AR..........$1,000 competition at the North Jim E. Huff ......................Alpena, AR ..............$3,000 Levi J. Turner ....................Cave City, AR ..........$1,000 Lane W. Hewett ................Paris, AR..................$3,000 Luke D. Tyree....................West Plains, MO ......$1,000 Arkansas Classic began with Mike D. Cullum ................Clinton, AR ..............$3,000 Matt R. Pankey ................Oil Trough, AR ..........$1,000 the Specialty #10 Gold Plus Ronnie E. Colclasure ........Harrison, AR ............$3,000 Parker R. Warner ..............Jay, OK ....................$1,000 Roping. The team of Bruce Ronnie Williams................Harrison, AR ............$3,000 Ronnie Carter ..................Berryville, AR ..........$1,000 Shawn Gattis....................Ratcliff, AR ..............$3,000 Ronnie Haynes ................Fordland, MO ..........$1,000 Barnett and Larry Bright took Taylor W. Biggs ................Harrison, AR ............$3,000 Roy L. Cates ....................Huntington, AR ........$1,000 first place in the Average. Tyler R. Hutchins ..............Rose, OK ................$3,000 Royce L. Cates..................Huntington, AR ........$1,000 Second place was Jack Foster Whitney E. DeSalvo ..........Springfield, AR ........$3,000 Russell A. Batten ..............Bolivar, MO..............$1,000 Zach W. Johnston ..............Bee Branch, AR........$3,000 Shane Hardy ....................Damascus, AR..........$1,000 and Russell Batten and third Aaron B. Davis ................Springdale, AR ........$2,000 Shane R. McCall ..............Blossom, TX ............$1,000 place was J.B. Brown and David W. Fitzpatrick ..........Marionville, MO........$2,000 Steve L. Weathers ............Coal Hill, AR ............$1,000 David Fitzpatrick. The ladies were up next SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 107

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Gary Stricklen was Friday’s North Arkansas Classic High money trophy saddle champion

James Miller was Saturday’s North Arkansas Classic High money trophy saddle champion

Dusty Breedlove was Sunday’s North Arkansas Classic High money trophy saddle champion

#13 Dillon J. Butler (Siloam Springs, AR) / Tyler R. Hutchins (Rose, OK), 41.64 on 5, $2,760 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

and Leslie Barker. Dusty Breedlove and Thomas Frank Edwards finished first place in the Average of the #9 Division. They were 35.17 seconds on four steers and won $6,600, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Whitney DeSalvo from Springfield, Arkansas and Harold McCain of Vilona, Arkansas received second place for their efforts of 38.13 on four steers. Third place went to Ronnie Foshee and Allen Stark and fourth was won by Larry Hodge and Brue McCall. The winners of the Incentive Average were the team of Clayton Villines and Jeff Kenslow. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw and it provided the perfect conclusion to a great weekend of USTRC team roping. Charlie Booth and Darrell Friend finished first place in the Average. They won $4,440, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Taylor Biggs and Jim Burke and third place was Deloyd Burr and Virgil Moore. 108 / AUGUST 2012

#12 Gary L. Stricklen (Salina, OK) / Mackey Tully (Gentry, AR), 32.93 on 4, $2,920 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Lane W. Hewett (Paris, AR) / James L. Miller (Dardanelle, AR), 32.68 on 4, $5,580 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Ronnie E. Colclasure, Jr. (Harrison, AR) / Thomas Frank Edwards (Harrison, AR), 37.63 on 4, $4,700

#9 Dusty Breedlove (Everton, AR) / Thomas Frank Edwards (Harrison, AR), 35.17 on 4, $6,600 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings eac

#8 Charlie Booth (Berryville, AR) / Darrell E. Friend (Wyandotte, OK), 23.92 on 3, $4,440 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Iowa

CHAMPIONSHIPS

PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 LAZY J PHTOS

$148,640 $98,837 $16,912 77.9%

#15 Ryan J. VonAhn (Sac City, IA) / Dawson J. McMaster (Alva, OK), 39.21 on 5, $760 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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idney, Iowa may not be on the beaten path, but for USTRC team ropers the event held in that town is as good as it gets. The roping action takes place June 15-17, 2012 at the Sidney Rodeo Grounds and is produced by Jeff Smith and his crew. The event began with the #15 Division. Ryan VonAhn from Sac City, Iowa and partner Dawson McMaster from Alva, Oklahoma were the champions of the roping after roping five steers in 39.21 seconds. They won $760, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Danny Miller from Lawson, Missouri and J.W. Nelson from Sioux City, Iowa. Nelson also won third place heeling for Brad Stephens from Pacific Junction, Iowa. VonAhn then switched to the heeling side for the #13 Division. He and partner Joe Teague from Webster City, Iowa won the Average with a time of 45.06 seconds on five steers. They took home $1,710, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Gene Holm from Wallace, Nebraska and Dawson McMaster. Monty Hurlburt and Jon Hackel, both from Nebraska, finished in third place. Andy Miller from Wellfleet, Nebraska and Tucker White from 110 / AUGUST 2012

#13 Joe Teague (Webster City, IA) / Ryan J. VonAhn (Sac City, IA), 45.06 on 5, $1,710 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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FLEX EARNINGS – Iowa Championships – Sidney, IA From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Ben C. Schomp ................Hershey, NE ..............$7,000 Andy D. Miller ..................Wellfleet, NE ............$6,000 Jason W. Allen ..................Decatur, IA................$6,000 Joel J. Schneiderman ........Lennox, SD ..............$6,000 Ryan J. VonAhn ................Sac City, IA ..............$6,000 Dawson J. McMaster ........Alva, OK ..................$5,000 Gene L. Holm ..................Wallace, NE ..............$5,000 Tod R. Sheperd ................North Platte, NE........$5,000 Tucker J. White..................Hershey, NE ..............$5,000 Dexter Becker ..................Beaver City, NE ........$4,000 J.W. Nelson ......................Sioux City, IA ............$4,000 Kirk J. Kooiker ..................Adrian, MN ..............$4,000 Richard L. Ward ................Mound City, MO ........$4,000 Rowdy J. Dymond ............Bedford, IA ..............$4,000 Allan D. Arp......................Kennard, NE ............$3,000 Brad Martin......................Milo, IA ....................$3,000 Chad W. Podany................Pilger, NE ................$3,000 Chase Gibbs ....................Olsburg, KS ..............$3,000 Clifford Stephens ..............Glenwood, IA ............$3,000 Cody A. Sittner ................Ridgeway, MO ..........$3,000 Cole D. Remington............Marcus, IA ................$3,000 Daniel Kirkland ................Lorimor, IA................$3,000 David A. Kramer ..............New Richmond, WI ....$3,000 Dean E. Blum ..................McCool Junction, NE ..$3,000 Ed A. McClintock ..............Soldier, KS ................$3,000 Gary DeBolt ....................Inola, OK ..................$3,000 Jack D. Day ......................Dexter, IA..................$3,000 Jake A. Rice......................Creston, IA................$3,000 Joe Teague........................Webster City, IA ........$3,000 Josh D. Samson ................North Platte, NE........$3,000 Logan Wood ....................Prescott, IA ..............$3,000 Matt W. Wood ..................Prescott, IA ..............$3,000 Philip Charlton ................North Platte, NE........$3,000

Hershey, Nebraska won the Average of the #12 Division with a time of 35.38 seconds on four steers. They won $2,370, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Miller and White also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the roping was Peyton Holliday and Derk Spire and third went to Chase Gibbs and J.W. Nelson.

Tim L. Neal ......................North Platte, NE........$3,000 Travis L. Shuda ................Dannebrog, NE ........$3,000 Warren Horner..................Rose, NE ..................$3,000 Wayne R. VanPelt ..............Prole, IA ..................$3,000 Clint J. Tobin ....................Maryville, MO ..........$2,000 Dan Tobin ........................Pickering, MO ..........$2,000 Danny R. Miller ................Lawson, MO..............$2,000 Jake D. Stonefield ............Brandt, SD................$2,000 Jon L. Hackel....................Ord, NE ....................$2,000 Ken Silver ........................Warner, OK ..............$2,000 Kim Reis ..........................Webster City, IA ........$2,000 Ronald C. Steinhoff ..........Anthon, IA ................$2,000 Andrew J. Trudeau ............Jefferson, SD ............$1,000 Arwin L. Mikkelsen ..........Norfolk, NE ..............$1,000 Bill J. Walker ....................Webster City, IA ........$1,000 Bob M. Freeman ..............Arnett, OK ................$1,000 Brad J. Stephens ..............Pacific Junction, IA ....$1,000 Brody L. Peak ..................Emporia, KS..............$1,000 Bryan Ledgerwood............Burbank, SD ............$1,000 Casey O. Sperry ................Gilman City, MO........$1,000 Colton Lowry....................Almena, KS ..............$1,000 Craig D. Person ................Columbus, NE ..........$1,000 Dallas L. Carson ..............Lynch, NE ................$1,000 Derk E. Spire....................Maryville, MO ..........$1,000 Drew Kersten ..................Gretna, NE................$1,000 Jason Harris......................Erie, KS ....................$1,000 Layne LaGasse ................Concordia, KS ..........$1,000 Monty L. Hurlburt ............Arcadia, NE ..............$1,000 Peyton Holliday ................Lincoln, NE ..............$1,000 Randy Garey ....................Manson, IA ..............$1,000 Ryan C. Gieck ..................York, NE ..................$1,000 Shawn G. Sleezer..............Ashland, NE ..............$1,000 Travis R. Hull....................Brodhead, WI ............$1,000

The second day of the Iowa Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. The team of Jason Allen from Decatur, Iowa and Cody Sittner from Ridgeway, Missouri partnered up to win the Average. They were 31.95 seconds on four steers and took home $2,380, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Allen and

#12 Andy D. Miller (Wellfleet, NE) / Tucker J. White (Hershey, NE), 35.38 on 4, $2,370 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Ben C. Schomp (Hershey, NE) / Tod R. Sheperd (North Platte, NE), 38.39 on 4, $5,090 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Kirk J. Kooiker (Adrian, MN) / Philip Charlton (North Platte, NE), 50.70 on 4, $4,030 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Rowdy Dymond from Bedford, Iowa. Third place went to Gene Holm and Warren Horner from Nebraska. Ben Schomp and Tim Neal took first place in the Incentive Average. The team of Randy Garey and Jack Day won the Century Bonus. The winners of the #11 Division were Ben Schomp and Tod Sheperd with a time of 38.39 seconds on four steers. They won $5,090, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Schomp and Sheperd also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the roping went to Kirk Kooiker from 112 / AUGUST 2012

Adrian, Minnesota and Ryan Gieck from York, Nebraska. Third place went to Bob Freeman and Rowdy Dymond. The final roping of the second day of team roping action was the #10 Division. The team of Kirk Kooiker and Philip Charlton took the top honors with a time of 50.70 seconds on four steers. They received $4,030, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ken Silver and Jake Stonefield. Silver and Stonefield also won the Incentive Average. Third place in the main Average was Gene

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#9 Joel J. Schneiderman (Lennox, SD) / Cole D. Remington (Marcus, IA), 46.77 on 4, $6,590 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Logan Wood (Prescott, IA) / Matt W. Wood (Prescott, IA), 36.47 on 3, $4,190 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Holm and Tod Sheperd. Joel Schneiderman from Lennox, South Dakota and Cole Remington from Marcus, Iowa won the Average of the #9 Division by roping four steers in 46.77 seconds. They won $6,590, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Allan Arp and Travis Shuda from Nebraska. The Incentive champions, Richard Ward and Dexter Becker, also won third place in the Average.

Logan and Matt Wood from Prescott, Iowa teamed up to win first place in the #8 Pick/Draw. They were 36.47 seconds on three steers and won $4,190, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Brad Martin and Daniel Kirkland and third place went to the team of Ed McClintock and Dean Blum. The Iowa Championships finished up in style and ropers headed their separate ways. The event went off well and if you missed out you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to again. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 113

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North Alabama CHAMPIONSHIPS

PHOTOS COURTESY OF C BAR C PHOTOGRAPHY

$134,270 $86,357 $10,124 72.1%

Open Beverly A. Robbins (Muscle Shoals, AL) / Rodney D. Melton (Fitzpatrick, AL), 53.87 on 5, $530

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he North Alabama Championships produced by Ed Allen USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Steve Amos and was held on June 16-17, 2012 and went off without a hitch. Marshall Hall and third place was Keith Bentley and Zack Team ropers enjoyed a great set of cattle and while the Mabry. temperature soared outside, the confines of the Northeast The Florida team of Wil Whiddon and Blaine Courson Alabama Agri-Business Center made it comfortable for all finished in first place in the Average of the #12 Division. They in attendance. were 28.35 seconds on four steers and earned $2,580, trophy The first roping of the weekend was the Open Division. Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place Beverly Robbins from Muscle Shoals, Alabama teamed up was Wil Whiddon and Rodney Pittman and third place went to with Rodney Melton of Fitzpatrick, Alabama to win the Brother Campbell and Glen Terrell. The Incentive champions Average. The pair roped five steers in 53.87 seconds and received $530 and points for the Priefert Open Tour. Second place went to Cody Inman and Lane Mitchell with a time of 58.26 seconds on five steers. The Incentive winners of the roping were Robbins and Melton. The champions of the #15 Division were the Tennessee team of Philip Hinch and Derrick Crawford. They were 42.04 seconds on five steers and won $1,520, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cody Inman from Elkmont, Alabama and Lane Mitchell from Bolivar, Tennessee. Third place was Brother Campbell and Sam Smith. Junior Mattox from Fort Payne, Alabama and Shane Edmondson of Dawson, Alabama won first #15 place in the Average of the #13 Division and Philip D. Hinch (Crossville, TN) / Derrick D. Crawford (Lebanon, TN), 42.04 on 5, $1,520 and earned $1,850, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each 114 / AUGUST 2012

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Lance Little, TRIAD #4 and below high money trophy saddle winner

Blain Courson, TRIAD #5 & 6 high money trophy saddle winner

Shane Edmondson, TRIAD #7 and above high money trophy saddle winner

of the roping were Casey Jones and Travis Poulk. USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Nathan Smith and Tommy Peterman both from Mississippi Jason Nichols and Cody Inman. The third place team was teamed up to win first place in the Average of the #12 Gold Nathan Smith and Tommy Peterman. The Mississippi team Plus Division. They finished the roping with a time of 34.86 of Joey Pilgrim and Tommy Peterman took home the seconds on four steers. That earned them $2,040, trophy Gist Incentive win. buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Smith and The Average of the #9 Division was won by Natasha Parker Peterman also won the Incentive Average. Second place was of Bay Minette, Alabama and Tommy Peterman of Gulfport, Mike Woolven and Dennis Moore and third place was Joey FLEX EARNINGS - North Alabama Championships - Rainsville, AL Pilgram and Tommy Peterman. From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Colby Winborn of Denham Springs, Louisiana and Blaine Blaine Courson ................Lake City, FL ............$9,000 Warren D. Casey ..............Hope Hull, AL ..........$3,000 Nathan C. Smith ..............Purvis, MS ................$7,000 Wyatt B. Paul ..................Arcadia, FL ..............$3,000 Courson of Lake City, Florida Joey Pilgrim ....................Perkinston, MS ..........$6,000 Beverly A. Robbins............Muscle Shoals, AL ....$2,000 won first place in the Average Lance Little ......................Pontotoc, MS ............$6,000 Colton A. Sanders ............Spring Hill, TN ..........$2,000 of the #11 Division. They were Cody H. Inman ................Elkmont, AL ..............$4,000 Marshall F. Hall ................Franklin, KY ..............$2,000 Colby L. Winborn ..............Denham Springs, LA..$4,000 Preston Lee......................Wiggins, MS..............$2,000 34.53 seconds on four steers Dennis Moore ..................Opp, AL ....................$4,000 Rodney D. Melton ............Fitzpatrick, AL ..........$2,000 and earned $2,950, trophy Gist Junior O. Mattox ..............Fort Payne, AL ..........$4,000 Sam P. Smith....................Athens, AL ................$2,000 buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Philip D. Hinch ................Crossville, TN ............$4,000 Steve Amos ......................Crossville, TN ............$2,000 Wil Whiddon ....................Havana, FL ..............$4,000 Travis Polk........................Arrington, TN ............$2,000 Flex Earnings. Second place in Beck Hyslop ....................Loxahatchee, FL........$3,000 Billy J. Berry ....................Rainsville, AL ............$1,000 the Average went to the Brother Campbell ............Franklin, TN ..............$3,000 Billy S. Lam ....................Canton, GA ..............$1,000 Tennessee team of Brad Cody G. Bynum ................Boaz, AL ..................$3,000 Brad Kincaid ....................Spring Hill, TN ..........$1,000 Cody N. Slaton ................Rogersville, AL ..........$3,000 Brittany M. Tirpak ............Dunnellon, FL ..........$1,000 Kincaid and Travis Polk and Danny J. Davis..................Pontotoc, MS ............$3,000 Casey L. Jones ..................Brundidge, AL ..........$1,000 third place was David Gaddis Hilton Leigh Peeples ........Alpharetta, GA ..........$3,000 David C. Gaddis................Canton, GA ..............$1,000 and Billy Lam. Colton Sanders Jason G. Nichols................Brentwood, TN ..........$3,000 David T. Lewis ..................Mt. Ulla, NC ..............$1,000 Jim A. Yance......................Loxley, AL ................$3,000 Doc R. Taylor ....................Oak Ridge, NC ..........$1,000 and Stuart Mitchell went John S. Peeples ................Alpharetta, GA ..........$3,000 Glen R. Terrell ..................Notasulga, AL ..........$1,000 home with the win of the Keith Bentley ..................Rose Hill, MS ............$3,000 Kyle Ware ........................Henagar, AL ..............$1,000 Incentive Average. Kenon L. Smith ................Boaz, AL ..................$3,000 Lance Arviso ....................Ramer, AL ................$1,000 Lacie L. Davis ..................Mt. Juliet, TN ............$3,000 Lane Mitchell ..................Bolivar, TN ................$1,000 Wyatt Paul from Arcadia, Mark M. Freeman ............Shuqualak, MS..........$3,000 Morgan M. Jones ..............Leishton, AL..............$1,000 Florida teamed up with Blaine Mike R. Woolven ..............Nettleton, MS............$3,000 Nick Wilson ......................Columbiana, AL ........$1,000 Courson of Lake City, Florida Natasha L. Parker ............Bay Minette, AL ........$3,000 Rodney H. Pittman ..........Poplarville, MS ..........$1,000 Shane Edmondson............Dawson, AL ..............$3,000 Sonny R. Mooney..............Columbiana, AL ........$1,000 to win first place in the Steven R. Griffin ..............Jasper, GA ................$3,000 T.J. Allen ..........................Dadeville, AL ............$1,000 Average of the #10 Division. Tommy D. Pettus ..............Crossville, TN ............$3,000 Zack A. Mabry ..................Piedmont, AL ............$1,000 The pair took home $5,030, trophy Gist buckles, $6,000 in SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 115

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#13 Junior O. Mattox, Jr. (Fort Payne, AL) / Shane Edmondson (Dawson, AL), 40.28 on 5, $1,850 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Wil Whiddon (Havana, FL) / Blaine Courson (Lake City, FL), 28.35 on 4, $2,580 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Colby L. Winborn (Denham Springs, LA) / Blaine Courson (Lake City, FL), 34.53 on 4, $2,950 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Mississippi. They were 36.74 seconds on four steers and won $5,080, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to the team of Steven Griffin and Cody Slaton. The team won $3,380 for their efforts. The third place finish went to the Alabama team of Junior Mattox and Kyle Ware. The Incentive was won by Beck Hyslop and Jimmy Nichols. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. 116 / AUGUST 2012

Lance Little was the star of the roping. He heeled his way into a first and second place finish. The team of Danny Davis and Little won first place in the roping and took home $3,680, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jim Yance and Little and third place went to Lacie Davis and Mark Freeman. The curtain dropped on the North Alabama Championships and producer Ed Allen was pleased with the production and the turn out. n

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#10 Wyatt B. Paul (Arcadia, FL) / Blaine Courson (Lake City, FL), 29.05 on 4, $5,030 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Natasha L. Parker (Bay Minette, AL) / Tommy Peterman (Gulfport, MS), 36.74 on 4, $5,080 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Danny J. Davis (Pontotoc, MS) / Lance Little (Pontotoc, MS), 27.60 on 3, $3,680 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Red Desert CLASSIC

PHOTOS COURTESY OF HORSE TALES PHOTOGRAPHY

$132,800 $88,583 $8,103 72.9%

#15 Ralph M. Gunter (McCammon, ID) / Steve S. Sherwood (San Tan Valley, AZ), 38.02 on 5, $1,156 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

R #13 Brad D. Logan (Rock Springs, WY) / Jade C. Willis (Randolph, UT), 38.35 on 5, $2,230 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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ock Springs, Wyoming and the Sweetwater Events Complex are the hosts of the Red Desert Classic. C & C Roping and Bill Cornia produced the annual event and it went off without a hitch. Ropers from around the Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah area enjoyed the new home of the National High School Finals Rodeo. The facility has made lots of improvements and tons of additions. The #15 Division started the weekend off and the winning team was Ralph Gunter and Steve Sherwood. They were 38.02 seconds on five steers and earned $1,156, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Second place was the Utah team of Matthew Pineda and Dan Scarborough and third place went to Steve and Cole Sherwood. The #13 Division winners were Brad Logan and Jade Willis from Rock Springs, Wyoming and Randolph, Utah. They caught five steers in 38.35 seconds. The feat gave them $2,230, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Dustin Bennett from Roosevelt, Utah and Walt Bowen from Liberty, Utah. The third place finishers were Steve Sherwood and J.R. Dees. The #12 Division winners were Sam Taylor and Walt Bowen as they caught four steers in a time of 35.17 seconds.

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#12 Sam Taylor (Neola, UT) / Walt P. Bowen (Liberty, UT), 35.17 on 4, $3,162 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

FLEX EARNINGS – Red Desert Classic – Rock Springs, WY The win was worth $3,162, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Jerry Jensen of Blackfoot, Idaho and Dan Scarbourgh of Plain City, Utah. The third place team was Shane Thomson and Todd Stevie. They also took home the Incentive win. The Gold Plus Division was an exciting event. When it was all said and done, the team of Cass Raine and Jeff Satterfield won the Average with a time of 36.55 seconds on four steers. They took home $1,828, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Jim Rose and Andrew Wright of Jackson and Freedom, Wyoming were second place and the third place team was Casey Penrod and Nate Taylor. The team of Raine and Satterfield also won the Incentive Average, while Doug Sorenson and

From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Cass D. Raine ..................Loma, CO ................$7,000 Cheyenne M. Sherwood ....San Tan Valley, AZ ......$6,000 Heath T. Miller ..................Delta, CO..................$6,000 Jeff Padilla........................Evansville, WY ..........$6,000 Jeff Satterfield ..................Parachute, CO ..........$6,000 Marc Wagner ....................Grand Junction, CO....$6,000 Jade C. Willis ....................Randolph, UT ............$5,000 Leigh Y. Sherwood ............San Tan Valley, AZ ......$5,000 Steve S. Sherwood............San Tan Valley, AZ ......$5,000 Cole S. Sherwood ............San Tan Valley, AZ ......$4,000 Doug K. Sorenson ............St. George, UT ..........$4,000 Sam A. Taylor....................Neola, UT ................$4,000 Walt P. Bowen ..................Liberty, UT ................$4,000 Andrew Wright..................Freedom, WY ............$3,000 Bill D. Cornia....................Randolph, UT ............$3,000 Brad D. Logan ..................Rock Springs, WY ......$3,000 Casey Griffith ..................Carbondale, CO ........$3,000 Casey K. Penrod ..............West Weber, UT ........$3,000 Cody K. Fletcher ..............Rock Springs, WY ......$3,000 Dan Scarbrough ..............Plain City, UT ............$3,000 Dusty L. Fletcher ..............Rock Springs, WY ......$3,000 Jim A. Rose ......................Jackson, WY ..............$3,000 John W. Vagneur ................Carbondale, CO ........$3,000 Josh Blackwood ................Rock Springs, WY ......$3,000 Justin Ready ....................Dixon, WY ................$3,000 Kort L. Albertson ..............Roberts, ID ..............$3,000 Landa Guio Kalivas ..........Big Piney, WY............$3,000 Larry R. Carlisle................Evansville, WY ..........$3,000 Mac B. Carty ....................Montrose, CO ............$3,000 Nate Taylor ......................Santaquin, UT ..........$3,000 Ralph M. Gunter ..............McCammon, ID ........$3,000 Randy Arnold ..................Saratoga, WY ............$3,000 Todd W. Chamberlain ........Silt, CO ....................$3,000

Troy A. Clark ....................Rock Springs, WY ......$3,000 J.R. Dees..........................Aurora, SD................$2,000 Jake Mangis ....................Jackson, WY ..............$2,000 Russ D. Maughan..............West Point, UT ..........$2,000 Shane T. Thomson..............Pinedale, WY ............$2,000 Todd Stevie ......................Pinedale, WY ............$2,000 Trent Hunsaker ................Chubbuck, ID ............$2,000 Brandon J. Blackwood ......Rock Springs, WY ......$1,000 C.J. Anderson....................Rock Springs, WY ......$1,000 Colten Wakley ..................Lyman, WY................$1,000 D.A. Poll ..........................Clinton, UT................$1,000 Dan Kraft ........................Encampment, WY ......$1,000 Dustin B. Bennett ............Roosevelt, UT............$1,000 Dustin R. Flohr ................Rifle, CO ..................$1,000 Forde Wakley ....................Lyman, WY................$1,000 Gail Higgins ....................Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Grant R. Scheer ................Weatherford, TX ........$1,000 J. Archie Chant ................Rock Springs, WY ......$1,000 J.J. Butler ........................Daniel, WY ................$1,000 J.R. Rodriguez ..................Montrose, CO ............$1,000 Jared Udy ........................Smithfield, UT ..........$1,000 Jerry Jensen......................Blackfoot, ID ............$1,000 Jim Guthrie ......................Inkom, ID ................$1,000 Jim M. Anderson ..............Rock Springs, WY ......$1,000 Kyle J. Chrisman ..............Big Piney, WY............$1,000 LaRae Branham ..............Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Lynette F. Satterfield ........Parachute, CO ..........$1,000 Matthew A. Pineda ..........Kamas, UT ................$1,000 Pete J. Feuz ......................Jackson, WY ..............$1,000 Rick C. Steed....................Stone, ID ..................$1,000 Riley J. Davis ....................Genola, UT................$1,000 Wes Haas ........................Saratoga, WY ............$1,000

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#11 Troy A. Clark (Rock Springs, WY) / Cole S. Sherwood (San Tan Valley, AZ), 36.46 on 4, $4,348 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Landa Guio Kalivas (Big Piney, WY) / Justin Ready (Dixon, WY), 35.94 on 4, $4,792 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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The Red Desert Classic came to a close and ropers were Merrill Staheli claimed first in the Century Bonus. pleased with the event. They traveled far and wide to enjoy The day wrapped up with the #11 Division. The team of the great production and the wonderful USTRC team Troy Clark from Rock Springs, Wyoming and Cole Sherwood roping experience. of San Tan Valley, Arizona won the Average with a time of 36.46. Second place went to Riley Davis and J.J. Butler and third place was Archie Chant and Kyle Chrisman. The team of Russ Maughan and Trent Hunsaker won the Incentive Average. The #10 Division champions were the Wyoming team of Landa Kalivas and Justin Ready as they finished the roping with a time of 35.94 seconds on four steers. They won $4,792, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex  Earnings. Second place was Cass Raine and J.R. Rodrigues with a time of 39.61 seconds on four and third place went to the mother/daughter team of Leigh Sherwood and Cheyenne Sherwood. Leigh and Cheyenne were also the Incentive winners of the #10 Division. Marc Wagner and Heath Miller from Grand Junction and Delta, Colorado won the Average in the #9 Division. They completed the roping with a time of 36.48 on four steers and earned $5,960, plus trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Leigh and Cheyenne Sherwood and third place went to Brandon Blackwood and Colten Wakley. The team of Marc Wagner and Heath Miller won the Incentive Average with a time of 26.82 on three steers. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Jeff Padilla and John Vagneur were 39.03 seconds on three steers and won the Average. The win gave the team $3,304, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Cody INFO@CHUTEHELP.COM and Dusty Fletcher and they received find us on MANUFACTURED IN TEXAS $2,202, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex us Patent # 7,918,191 Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Canadian patent # 2,701,400 Third place was Casey Griffith and Josh Blackwood.

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Montoya and Justin Price and third place was Chris Francis and Coy Burruel. The #13 was next on the agenda and the winners of the roping were Shane Sena from Sapello, New Mexico and Darin Simpson from Grants, New Mexico with a time of 45.30 seconds on five steers. They won $2,756, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Carlos Ortiz and Lathe May, while third place was Gabe Trujillo and Estevan Castillo.

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he Santa Fe Trail Events Center in Las Vegas, New Mexico is the home of the Lasso Del Norte. The event is produced by Kenny and Marsha Zamora and their crew. The team roping action began on June 21, 2012 and ended up on June 24, 2012. The first roping of the event was the Open Division. Thomas Richards from Humboldt, Arizona teamed up with Nick Sarchett from Phoenix, Arizona and they won the Average with a time of 34.42 seconds on five steers. They won $2,129 plus ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place went to the team of Derrick Begay from Winslow, Arizona and Cesar DeLaCruz from Marana, Arizona. Third place in the Average was Kyle Roberts and Bode Baize and the Incentive win went to Roy Montoya and Justin Price. Larry Cohorn from Las Cruces, New Mexico teamed up with James Gililland from Tularosa, New Mexico to finish first place in the Average of the #15 Division. They were 39.41 seconds on five steers and won $1,932, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to Roy

Open Thomas W. Richards (Humboldt, AZ) / Nick Sarchett (Phoenix, AZ), 34.42 on 5, $2,129

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#15 Larry Cohorn (Las Cruces, NM) / James Gililland (Tularosa, NM), 39.41 on 5, $1,932 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

The final roping of the second day of competition was the #12 Division. Levi Molesworth from Logan, New Mexico and Roy Montoya with a time of 35.09 seconds on four steers. They won $3,592, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Dick Churchill from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Perri Sanchez from Peralta, New Mexico. Sanchez also heeled his way into third place with Rick Jump from Belen, New Mexico. Clancey Kreutzer and Fernando Gonzales, Jr. won the Incentive Average. Michael Martinez from Los Lunas, New Mexico was the star heeler of the #12 Gold Plus Division. He teamed up with Robert Martinez from Radium Springs, New Mexico to finish first in the Average. The duo was 36.49 seconds on four steers and took home $2,180, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Michael also won second place with Rigo Carmona. Third

FLEX EARNINGS – Lasso del Norte – Las Vegas, NM From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Dallas C. Kiker..................Red River, NM ..........$6,000 Rigo Carmona ..................Bloomfield, NM ........$5,000 Roy J. Montoya ................Sapello, NM ..............$5,000 Adam R. Esquibel ............Las Vegas, NM ..........$4,000 Andy Keith James ............La Junta, CO ............$4,000 Joshua Turner....................Hatch, NM ................$4,000 Larry Cohorn ....................Las Cruces, NM ........$4,000 Merrill V. Bond ..................Rocky Ford, CO ........$4,000 Steve Chavez....................Corrales, NM ............$4,000 Vincente Guerrero ............Santa Fe, NM ............$4,000 Brandon M. Muniz ............Santa Rosa, NM ........$3,000 Cade Passig......................Capitan, NM..............$3,000 Calvin Jacobs....................Estancia, NM ............$3,000 Clancey R. Kreutzer ..........La Veta, CO ..............$3,000 Cruz Dominguez ..............Santa Fe, NM ............$3,000 Darin B. Simpson ............Grants, NM ..............$3,000 Darlene B. Sinclair............Springer, NM ............$3,000 James Gililland ................Tularosa, NM ............$3,000 Jerry H. Elkins ..................Milan, NM ................$3,000 Justin Lopez ....................Santa Rosa, NM ........$3,000 Kade Elkins ......................Grants, NM ..............$3,000 Kevin Sweazea ................Mountaineer, NM ......$3,000 Levi S. Molesworth ..........Logan, NM................$3,000 Matthew Paul Sanchez ......Albuquerque, NM ......$3,000 Matthew Sanchez ............San Fidel, NM ..........$3,000 Max Calladitto..................Prewitt, NM ..............$3,000 Michael A. Garcia..............Aztec, NM ................$3,000 Michael M. Martinez..........Los Lunas, NM ..........$3,000 Miguel Duran ..................Bernalillo, NM ..........$3,000 Ralph J. Gallegos ..............Questa, NM ..............$3,000 Richard W. Martin ............Alamosa, CO ............$3,000 Robert W. Martinez............Radium Springs, NM..$3,000 Ruben A. Loya..................Santa Fe, NM ............$3,000 Shane O. Sena..................Sapello, NM ..............$3,000 Steve C. Larranaga ..........Santa Fe, NM ............$3,000 Travis H. Regensberg ........Las Vegas, NM ..........$3,000

Tye Sims ..........................Mobeetie, TX ............$3,000 Chris Francis ....................Las Vegas, NM ..........$2,000 Gabe Trujillo ....................Peralta, NM ..............$2,000 Jamie Ortiz ......................Moriarty, NM ............$2,000 Joel B. Bunker ..................Sharon Springs, KS....$2,000 Justin R. Price ..................La Veta, CO ..............$2,000 Mary E. Bunker ................Sharon Springs, KS....$2,000 Nick Ortiz ........................Moriaty, NM ..............$2,000 Perri V. Sanchez ................Peralta, NM ..............$2,000 Steve C. Larranaga ..........Santa Fe, NM ............$2,000 A.J. Sandoval....................Cuba, NM ................$1,000 Blaine A. Mitchell ............Fruitland, NM ............$1,000 Carl Sweazea ..................Mountainair, NM........$1,000 Carlos V. Ortiz ..................Tucumcari, NM ..........$1,000 Chance W. Kiehne ............Springerville, AZ........$1,000 Cort A. Smith ..................Caballo, NM ..............$1,000 Coy T. Burruel ..................Tucson, AZ ................$1,000 Dewey L. Dyer..................Alamosa, CO ............$1,000 Dick Churchill ..................Albuquerque, NM ......$1,000 Erasmo Ochoa..................Santa Fe, NM ............$1,000 Fernando F. Gonzales ........Questa, NM ..............$1,000 Hector Lopez ....................Clayton, NM..............$1,000 Jacob L. Gudgell ..............Logan, NM................$1,000 Jared R. Gonzales ............Las Vegas, NM ..........$1,000 Jason Baca ......................Belen, NM ................$1,000 Joaquin Huntington ..........Hesperus, CO ............$1,000 Joseph E. Lucero ..............Bernalillo, NM ..........$1,000 Lacy L. Dyer ....................Alamosa, CO ............$1,000 Lathe A. May....................Portales, NM ............$1,000 Marty M. Valencia..............Las Vegas, NM ..........$1,000 Omar Ramirez ..................Tucumcari, NM ..........$1,000 Randy R. Sanchez ............Jarales, NM ..............$1,000 Rick R. Jump ....................Belen, NM ................$1,000 Rocky Ray........................Roy, NM....................$1,000 Tommy Casados................Tierra Amarilla, NM ..$1,000

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place was Travis Regensberg and Tye Sims. Jerry and Kade Elkins won the Incentive Average and Danny and Jimmy Garcia won the Century Bonus. In the #11 Division the Average champions were Joshua Turner from Hatch, New Mexico and Shane Jodie from Crownpoint, New Mexico. The team took home $4,722, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Turner and Jodie also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the main Average was Clancey Kreutzer and Dewey Dyer from Colorado. The third place team was Tommy Casados and Jared Gonzales. Vincente Guerrero from Santa Fe, New Mexico finished first and second place in the Average of the #10 Division with partners Adam Esquibel from Las Vegas, New Mexico and Blaine Mitchell from Fruitland, New Mexico. Guerrero and Esquibel were 39.31 seconds on four and won $5,520, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 126 / AUGUST 2012

Third place in the roping was Marty Valencia and Adam Esquibel. The Incentive winners were Nick Ortiz and Jamie Ortiz. Andy Keith James from La Junta, Colorado teamed up with Merrill Bond from Rocky Ford, Colorado to win first place in the Average of the #9 Division. They earned $5,944, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Dallas Kiker and Ralph Gallegos and third place went to Steve Chavez and Hector Lopez. Dallas Kiker and Brandon Muniz won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the Lasso Del Norte was the #8 Pick/Draw. Justin Lopez from Santa Rosa, New Mexico and Cruz Dominguez from Santa Fe, New Mexico were first in the Average with a time of 30.29 seconds. They won $3,290, trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Michael Garcia and Ruben Loya and third place went to Miguel Duran and Darlene Sinclair.

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#12 Levi S. Molesworth (Logan, NM) / Roy J. Montoya (Sapello, NM), 35.09 on 4, $3,592 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Joshua Turner (Hatch, NM) / Shane Jodie (Crownpoint, NM), 31.34 on 4, $4,722 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Vincente Guerrero, Jr. (Santa Fe, NM) / Adam R. Esquibel (Las Vegas, NM), 39.31 on 4, $5,520 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Andy Keith James (La Junta, CO) / Merrill V. Bond (Rocky Ford, CO), 36.52 on 4, $5,944 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#8 Justin Lopez (Santa Rosa, NM) / Cruz Dominguez, Jr. (Santa Fe, NM), 30.29 on 3, $3,290 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Open Blake H. Hughes (Sulphur, OK) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 46.00 on 5, $1,608

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uthrie, Oklahoma and the Lazy E Arena are the hosts of the Oklahoma Championships. The USTRC staff produced the annual event and it was a great event all the way around. The team of Blake Hughes and Brady Norman won the Average of the Open Division with a time of 46.00. Second place went to Blake Hughes and Gage Williams. The team of Garrett Busby and Tylo Lyon won the Incentive Average. The #15 Division was next on the agenda and the winning team was Garrett Busby and Antonio Savedra. They were 43.33 seconds on five steers and earned $2,344, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist spurs. Second place was Eric Flurry and Tater Lux and third place went to Daniel Braddock and Kent Shankles. The #13 Division winners were Brady Norman and Riley Williams from Springer, Oklahoma and Springtown, Texas. They caught five steers in 41.59 seconds. The feat gave them $3,676, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of David Riley and Micah Lynch from Maysville and Meeker, Oklahoma. The third place finishers were Cassidy and Chris Myers. The #12 Division winners were Jason Richey and Tyrel Taton 130 / AUGUST 2012

as they caught four steers in a time of 36.80 seconds. The win was worth $4,052, trophy Gist buckles, Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Wallace Townsend and Steve Mauldin from Cache and Beggs, Oklahoma. The third place team was David and Jace Outlaw and the Incentive champions were Jason Richey and Tyrel Taton. 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 Gary Stricklen and Micah Lynch won the Average with a time of 34.76 seconds on four steers. They took home $3,034, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Gary Stricklen and Shane Ward from Salina and Council Hill, Oklahoma, were second place and the third place team was Gary Stricklen and Steve Mauldin. The team of Daniel Little and Larry Bright from Charleston and Harrisburg, Arkansas, won the Incentive Average, while Ronnie Carter and David Vaught claimed first in the Century Bonus. The #11 Division was next on the agenda and the winning team was David Outlaw and Wayne Walker. They were 32.50 seconds on four steers and earned $6,244, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Martin saddles. Second place

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FLEX EARNINGS – Oklahoma Championships – Guthrie, OK From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping)

was Jason Allen and Cody Sittner and third place went to Tony Girod and Matt Mauldin. The #10 Division champions were Jim Burch and Matthew Jones as they finished the roping with a time of 42.49 seconds on four steers. They won $7,476, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cody Allen and David Winterton with a time of 42.99 seconds on four and third place went to Kent Latta and Eric Strick. The Incentive winners of the #10 Division were Colton Scott and Toby Teel. Ryan Whatley and Cody Burch from Ringling and Elmore City, Oklahoma, won the Average in the #9 Division. They completed the roping with a time of 43.26 on four steers and earned $12,730, plus trophy Martin saddles, and

Gary L. Stricken................Salina, OK ................$9,000 Cody J. Burch ..................Elmore City, OK ........$6,000 Chance B. Thiessen ..........Elk City, OK ..............$5,000 David R. Outlaw ..............Bonham, TX ..............$5,000 Garrett J. Busby ................Millsap, TX ................$5,000 Jason D. Richey ................Henrietta, TX ............$5,000 Steve G. Mauldin ..............Beggs, OK ................$5,000 Tyrel A. Taton ....................Beaver, OK................$5,000 Bob M. Freeman ..............Arnett, OK ................$4,000 Cassidy A. Myers ..............Velma, OK ................$4,000 Clay Earnest ....................Okemah, OK ............$4,000 Jace C. Outlaw..................Bonham, TX ..............$4,000 Jerry D. Pack ....................Konawa, OK..............$4,000 John O. Coltharp ..............Stephenville, TX ........$4,000 Troy D. Herring ................Carney, OK................$4,000 Antonio P. Savedra ............Shawnee, KS ............$3,000 Brady Norman..................Springer, OK ............$3,000 Brittany A. Stamper ..........Mounds, OK ..............$3,000 Brody M. Rankin ..............Roaring Springs, TX ..$3,000 Calvin Phillips ..................Forsyth, MO ..............$3,000 Cody A. Sittner ................Ridgeway, MO ..........$3,000 Cody G. Allen ..................Konawa, OK..............$3,000 Coll D. Thomasson ............Davis, OK ................$3,000 Daniel L. Little ................Charleston, AR ..........$3,000 David H. Winterton ..........Lexington, OK ..........$3,000 David Rauh......................Chickasha, OK ..........$3,000 Jake L. Prawl....................Stillwater, OK ............$3,000 Jase C. Holder ..................Soper, OK ................$3,000 Jason W. Allen ..................Decatur, IA................$3,000 Jessey R. Osborn ..............Beaver, OK................$3,000 Jim E. Burch ....................Elmore City, OK ........$3,000 Jim G. Moore....................Sedan, KS ................$3,000 Joe Harris ........................St. Paul, KS ..............$3,000 Larry E. Bright..................Harrisburg, AR ..........$3,000 Matt F. Fowler ..................Henderson, TX ..........$3,000 Matthew Jones..................Fortnier, TX................$3,000 Mich L. Lynch ..................Meeker, OK ..............$3,000 Michael L. Meler ..............Hitchcock, OK............$3,000 Riley J. Williams ................Springtown, TX ..........$3,000 Rucker B. May..................Ada, OK....................$3,000 Ryan Whatley ..................Ringling, OK ............$3,000 Shane Ward......................Council Hill, OK ........$3,000 Shawn C. Scott ................Soper, OK ................$3,000 Tagus C. Meek..................Ada, OK....................$3,000 Ted E. Howard..................Oakley, KS ................$3,000 Tom Stamper....................Mounds, OK ..............$3,000 Travis F. Phipps ................Sparta, MO ..............$3,000 Wayne W. Walker ..............Davenport, OK ..........$3,000 Wes T. Kahoe ....................Mutual, OK ..............$3,000 A.L. Summerlin ................Shawnee, KS ............$2,000

Billie Jack Saebens............Nowata, OK ..............$2,000 Brad D. Dickson................Covington, OK ..........$2,000 Bradley J. Jackson ............Spiro, OK ..................$2,000 Brent Hargrove ................Elk City, OK ..............$2,000 Carra J. Outlaw ................Bonham, TX ..............$2,000 Chris W. Myers ..................Velma, OK ................$2,000 Clark Victory ....................Chelsea, OK ..............$2,000 Coleby C. Payne................Kemp, TX ..................$2,000 Colton A. Scott ................Soper, OK ................$2,000 Daniel Braddock ..............Tioga, TX ..................$2,000 David B. Riley ..................Maysville, OK ............$2,000 David L. Parker ................Wichita, KS ..............$2,000 Dean Campbell ................Decatur, TX................$2,000 Destry D. Graham ............Sallisaw, OK..............$2,000 Duke C. Stoneman............Ponder, TX ................$2,000 Eddie Horne ....................McAlester, OK............$2,000 Eldon G. Crawford ............Holdenville, OK ........$2,000 Eric Flurry ........................Sallisaw, OK..............$2,000 Eric Strick ........................Shattuck, OK ............$2,000 Frank E. Pohlmann............Stillwater, OK ............$2,000 George W. Bunyard ..........Douglas, KS ..............$2,000 Harold E. Stall..................Wann, OK ................$2,000 James D. Watson ..............Tioga, TX ..................$2,000 James P. Sanders ..............Guthrie, OK ..............$2,000 Jason McLemore ..............Holdenville, OK ........$2,000 Jeremy R. Ferbrache..........Woodward, OK ..........$2,000 Jerry F. Bailey ..................Pauls Valley, OK ........$2,000 Jordan R. Outlaw ..............Bonham, TX ..............$2,000 Kent Latta........................Gage, OK..................$2,000 Kent Shankles ..................Burneyville, OK ........$2,000 Kirk Arterburn ..................Derby, KS ................$2,000 Lane M. Reeves ................Wann, OK ................$2,000 Layton Walker ..................Konawa, OK..............$2,000 Malcolm L. Davis..............Newcastle, OK ..........$2,000 Marty Cressman ..............Springer, OK ............$2,000 Matt Mauldin....................Beggs, OK ................$2,000 Micah L. Lynch ................Meeker, OK ..............$2,000 Mike Creech ....................Terrell, TX..................$2,000 Oran M. Miller ..................Sayre, OK ................$2,000 Pete G. Winters ................Wynnewood, OK........$2,000 Randy L. Hamilton............Douglass, KS ............$2,000 Rylan H. Ferbrache ..........Woodward, OK ..........$2,000 Stevie P. King ..................Alma, AR ..................$2,000 Tater Lux..........................Mulberry, AR ............$2,000 Toby L. Teel ......................Antler, OK ................$2,000 Tom R. Clark ....................Surprise, AZ ..............$2,000 Tony A. Girod....................Tecumseh, OK ..........$2,000 Tylo E. Lyon......................Perrin, TX ..................$2,000 Wallace L. Townsend ........Cache, OK ................$2,000 Zane A. Mozingo ..............Independence, KS......$2,000

#15 Garrett J. Busby (Millsap, TX) / Antonio P. Savedra (Shawnee, KS), 43.33 on 5, $2,344 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#13 Brady Norman (Springer, OK) / Riley J. Williams (Springtown, TX), 41.59 on 5, $3,676 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Jason D. Richey (Henrietta, TX) / Tyrel A. Taton (Beaver, OK), 36.80 on 4, $4,052 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

$6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tom and Brittany Stamper and third place went to Travis Phipps and Calvin Phillips. The team of Daniel Chartney and Joe Harris from Harrah, Oklahoma and St. Paul, Kansas, won the Incentive Average with a time of 30.78 on three steers. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Chance Thiessen and Brody Rankin were 28.93 seconds on three steers and won the Average. The win gave the team $5,050, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Tagus Meek and Rucker May and they received $3,370, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Third place was Dean Lewis and David Rauh. 132 / AUGUST 2012

#11 David R. Outlaw (Bonham, TX) / Wayne W. Walker (Davenport, OK), 32.50 on 4, $6,244 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Ryan Whatley (Ringling, OK) / Cody J. Burch (Elmore City, OK), 43.26 on 4, $12,730 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Chance B. Thiessen (Elk City, OK) / Brody M. Rankin (Roaring Springs, TX), 28.93 on 3, $5,050 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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The Island Championships Central States Showdown Mountaineer Classic Chisholm Trail Classic Dally For Dinosaurs

Roper Math Last month, there were 7 Jr. Looper contest winner photos in SuperLooper Magazine. Each contest had first place and second place winners in each age group (10-12, 7-9 and 6 & under). If they all had first and second place winners - What is the total number of first place winners last month? What is the number of second place winners and what is the total number of first and second place winners? Answers on page 208

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West Coast Regional Finals 10 to 12 7 to 9 1. Kaylee Delano 1. Garrett Jepson 2. Wyatt Delano 2. Dillon Ishman

6 and Under 1. Trey White 2. Wyatt Rose

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Western Colorado Championships 10 to 12 7 to 9 1. Nionna Phillips 1. Vance Hemmingson 2. Kathi Norell

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North Alabama Championships 10 to 12 7 to 9 6 and Under 1. Lane Moore 1. Colton Allen 1. Eli Day 2. Jon Luc Wilson 2. Wyatt Allen 2. Emma Collins

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uss normally would not have kept the heifer he called “The Pirate” but, he did. It was one of those chilly 5:30 spring mornings in southeast Idaho. He decided to make a quick heifer-check before he got his youngest kid on the school bus at 6:30. Russ slipped into his handy fashion farm wear (sweat pants, heavy longsleeve T-shirt and slip-on boots), and drove down to the calving pasture. Dang! Sure-nuf there was a heifer down in a low spot on her back and bloated. Russ debouched the truck CR VSA and walked over to her. She was showing no movement so he gave her a swift kick with his mucky boot. She fired right back and kicked him mid-thigh! Through teary eyes he recognized the half-crazy, one-eyed witch, The

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OTHER half by Gracie Mae

Thoughts from a Team Roping Spouse

Job Security

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ith all our economic woes and finances being a bit tight I have come to the conclusion that being the wife and mother in a roping family may not be a half bad deal. One thing is for certain, I will always have a job to do no matter what happens. The real issues arise when I start trying to collect my wages. It seems there are more days I work for nothing

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than actually receive a paycheck. I sat down and reevaluated my importance to this particular company (i.e. family) and I’m pretty sure that I would be a millionaire ten times over if only the money had been appropriated properly. Do not sell yourselves short. Take the time to make a list and don’t be kind or giving. After all, it is about survival of the fittest. Money isn’t everything but is runs a close race to those things that are important. If I look at my list I have two columns. There is THEIR JOBS and there is MY JOBS! Isn’t it awful there is his, mine and ours in every family? Somehow my lists get mixed up and include his, mine and his some more. Go ahead and admit it! It is true we do our job, his job, their jobs, and so on and on goes the list. Anyway, my list looks something like this: washing clothes, cleaning up the kitchen, making the beds, picking up the clothes, cooking the meals, feeding the dogs and cleaning out the guinea pig cage. I think the cat box may be on that list as well. Getting groceries, unloading groceries, and putting up groceries seems to top the list regularly. I make snacks, carry snacks and clean up snacks just so you understand. Now, my list is short because there are a million other things like reading bedtime stories and helping with homework and bathing kids and, well, you know the routine. Now, here is the other list. I want to get paid for this one. It will not happen. Maybe I would be rich and could move

to Hawaii or something if I had the wages this list warrants. You read it, add to it, and then you tell me. This list includes: putting on and taking off horns wraps. It is so hard on my hands and my nails never survive. There is saddling and unsaddling horses, hooking and unhooking trailers, getting fuel, going to the feed store for hay and livestock feed. It also involves unloading all this stuff when I get home. Oh, I have help there most of the time but if it sets in my truck for very long I just unload it myself. It just saves me having to nag about it.

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times at the roping. Mmmm, I wonder what the secretaries make doing all that paper work with the aid of computers and Ipads? I drive until the wee hours of the night and make sure we have beds and stalls when we get there. Do truckers get paid by the mile or paid by the hour? I bath kids, horses and dogs. I open gates, shut gates, load chutes and unload chutes. I’m also a gofer and I’m the one that gets yelled at when things go awry. Wonder what people get paid to sit and listen to the ranting and ravings of a disillusioned CEO? I listen to disillusioned and discouraged ropers all the time. No one has issued me a paycheck for doing that around here lately. I’m just thinking if you add all this up even at minimum wage it is a pretty good chunk of change and there is bound to be chores I do that I don’t even think about. I know for a fact I have fantastic job security. I’m just pretty sure I’m never going to be rich from having that particular kind of job security. It seems my little crew kind of figures that I’ll always be around or at least nearby. I’ve discovered I’m pretty much a jack of all trades and I’ve actually mastered a few. Maybe it isn’t all about money after all. Mmm, I think my list is growing. Oh well, at least I have a roof over my head and food on the table. I think that food is in the trailer! Ahhhhh!

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The Sports Medicine Stable

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LAT, ATC Director, West Texas Sports Medicine Center, San Angelo, Texas

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know where and how to advertise their ou can always tell what’s being goods to us while we are watching. advertised on television by what’s You see I really don’t watch much TV found in my email inbox. I can also usually because I don’t have to. You, my faithful tell who controls the remote for the readers, tell me everything I need to know, television by what’s found in my email via the questions and comments you run inbox. If it pertains to diets/ dieting, past me on a daily basis. I learn a lot about supplements or exercise videos, I can what’s going on in the world, but more generally assume that the inquiry is importantly I learn a lot about you. I have “estrogen driven” and that the to say that up until this latest little run of programming being watched consists of questioning you have been both such things as Dancing with the Stars, The predictable and plausible in your requests Voice, The Real Wives of Beverly Hills, The of me and you have run tried and true Bachelorette, American Idol, Jersey Shores or depending on which particular hormone Keeping Up with the Kardashians. On the was found in your DNA. It was, in fact, the other hand if the topics of interest can be lack there of thatCRX’D summed up by P90X,BY Erectile MONTH NOV 11simply saying BUILT CR VSA topic of hormones IN HOUSE or PROOF threw me for the proverbial loop. The first Dysfunction and 5-Hour Energy then it is couple of times I got the “Low T” question evident that Dad has the remote and that I assumed that it was coming more from Mom hates Monday Night Football, The The Bachelor than The Bachelorette Golf Channel, The Bachelor, Bevis & because of the obvious. Women are from Butthead, South Park and Family Guy. Yes Venus and Men are from… well they were folks,Roper we are driven by what News we watch and Sports 1/4 horizontal born and raised in the “Testosterone the people driving the Beemer convertibles

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Jungle.” But, as I began to look more closely, I noticed it was coming from the female perspective. So why is the guy driving the Beemer making low testosterone levels a feminine issue? It didn’t take me very long to figure it out once I started looking. Believe it or not there are three basic things about men that some of you may not be aware of. First, we are all pretty protective of our macho image so we don’t really like to expose our weaknesses or inadequacies to others. Second, we want to be mature and by mature I mean we just don’t want to get old. Finally, we really don’t like talking about things in general let alone things we would just as soon forget. So the topic of low testosterone levels is really about as attractive to men as kryptonite is to Superman or from the female perspective attractive as cellulite is to Wonder Woman. If a man wants to talk about a decreasing number in his life, it needs to involve his golf game plain and simple. So the folks out there in the “Low T” business did what Satan did in the Garden of Eden and what folks have been doing ever since when they want to get a man’s attention. They went straight to the woman and… presto!!! Mission accomplished. So why they are marketing more to Eve than to Adam when it comes to testosterone levels in men? One must only look at the symptoms of low testosterone levels to understand why completely. Signs and symptoms of Low Testosterone may include: • Fatigue or decreased energy • Reduced sex drive (libido) • Sexual dysfunction • Depressed mood • Increased body fat • Reduced muscle mass and strength • Decreased bone strength • Loss of body hair (less frequent shaving) • Hot flashes, sweats • Loss of confidence and self-image Looks more like a list of Top 10 things men fear the most until you look at this. Several Conditions Commonly Associated with Low Testosterone: • End stage renal disease • Moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) • Infertility • Osteoporosis • Type 2 Diabetes So, before you panic completely let’s take a minute to understand what testosterone is

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and what it does. Testosterone is a hormone made by your body and it is responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of other sexual characteristics. In men, testosterone is produced in the testes which are the reproductive glands that also produce sperm. The amount of testosterone produced by the testes is regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland so the process is important to say the least but the process can also be somewhat complex and convoluted. This is why you go to a medical doctor for treatment and not some high school kid working out of a kiosk at your local mall. There are so many different aspects of a man’s life that are affected by his testosterone levels and more are being discovered daily. It’s not something that a regular guy finds real interesting but it is real important for any regular guy. Effected Areas of Testosterone: • Growth and maturation of prostate, and other male sex organs • Development of male hair distribution such as facial hair • Changes in body muscle mass and strength and fat distribution • Sex drive and sexual function • Mood and energy level • Bone strength Why you are reading and why I am writing about testosterone levels in a team roping magazine? Simply put, it’s why some of you are only reading about team roping instead of actually team roping. It may be the reason that you find yourself sleeping in the recliner every evening after dinner when you used to be sitting in the saddle every evening instead of eating dinner. It may be the reason that you can’t find the desire to drive across town to rope when you used to drive across the country just to practice roping. It may be the reason that so many of the things you used to do and enjoy are now the sources of anxiety and a resentment of those friends who still do and enjoy them. Gentlemen, although we would still like to believe that it is our wives who are the “hormonal ones” in the family it may, in fact, be us as the “in-hormonal ones” who we need to be looking at. Speaking of that be sure and follow up next month when we will raise the level of knowledge on lower testosterone levels.

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WALT WOODARD

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m of the belief that if you have trouble doing something, then you should pay the price and do it over and over until it becomes your strong suit. I have people at roping schools tell me time and time again, “I hate slow steers.” That is a bizarre statement to me. I say to them, “Do you know how you win a major event? Right in the middle of a big event, you draw a slow steer. You are able to take advantage of that opportunity and put yourself in contention for the lead.” If I had trouble on slow steers, I would drive around the country and buy all the slow steers I could afford. Then I would rope them over and over until I loved slow steers. Last year, I roped with the legendary Jake Barnes. Can you imagine me telling him on our way to a major event, “Man, I hope we don’t draw any slow steers today.” He would have thrown me out of the truck. Do you know why people don’t like slow steers? It is because their horses won’t rate. To make matters worse, they find someone else whose horse won’t rate and they convince themselves that they are right about roping slow steers. When you are trying to get better at anything, I’m convinced that you must be willing to get worse in order to improve. The change might not come as fast as you would desire. If you are determined enough, if your will is strong enough, you will master the very thing that holds you back. I’m a lesson guy myself and I always have been, more so now that I’m

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getting older. I think taking lessons in something that we are interested in is imperative. As we age, we are running out of time. Whatever sport you have an interest in, why not go to a professional to help shorten the learning curve? Whether it’s riding a cutting horse, shooting a shotgun, snow skiing, water skiing, or hitting a golf ball, I have taken lessons in all of them. It has helped me learn the correct fundamentals so that I can enjoy all of these activities. It is tough when you try something new and the instruction goes against what you have been doing. To give up on what you know and start doing it a new way is hard. That is imperative to success. You must be willing to give up on the things that made you mediocre in an attempt to get better. I can’t tell you the number of times people have argued with me about roping. I’m sorry, but I’m going to use the word crazy here. I’m going to have to say that’s crazy. I’m not saying that I’m the greatest roper of all time, but I do know something about the sport. We know my system works because I have gone out into the world and competed against the best ropers and enjoyed success. You pay me to explain my system to you, and now you are resisting change. That doesn’t make sense. I have never, and I repeat, never argued with any instructor I have ever had. I never will. Leo Camarillo was kind enough to help me with my roping when I was a young man. If he had told me to climb up on the fence and crow like a chicken, that is what I would have done. Even at

the risk of looking stupid. I wanted to win so much I was willing to do whatever it took to get the results I wanted. I might have asked that he explain it again because I didn’t understand, but never did I argue or become confrontational. I followed instructions to the letter. I practiced the technique until I could do it properly. If you don’t believe that, you can ask him. Because of that information, and my philosophy, I have achieved many victories. Remember, change is tough for all of us. We have to make changes and welcome the challenge. Vince Lombardi said: “To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.” “Success is like anything worthwhile; it has a price. You have to pay the price to win, and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most importantly, you must pay the price to stay there.” “Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.” “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” Until next month, Thanks for your time Walt Woodard

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entered more divisions on average than headers, 2.5 as opposed to header’s 2.4. While that may not seem significant, it really is. Look at the header and heeler charts and you can get a sense for what is different. In both cases, the #4’s through the elite #6’s are tops at roping in different divisions. However, where elite #4, #5, and #6 headers roped, on average, in over 3 different divisions, there were no heeler classifications that roped, on average, in over three different divisions. The greatest average number of divisions roped in by heelers was the elite #5’s at 2.9. But look at the top end of the heeler scale. Granted, there are more elite heeler classifications but overall, heelers at the top end rope in more divisions on average. For example, #8 headers rope in 1.7 different divisions while #8 heelers rope in 1.9 different divisions. #9 headers rope in 1.2 different divisions while #9 heelers rope in 1.8 different divisions. And #10 heelers, the top of the heeler scale, rope in 1.7 different divisions. Here is the crux of the difference as I see it. There are some header handicap numbers, the elite #4’s, #5’s and #6’s, that rope, on average, in the most number of different divisions, averaging over three. But there are more heeler handicap numbers than header handicap numbers that rope more often in different divisions. Hopefully

you followed that logic. In essence, you will find more heelers roping in different divisions than headers, the difference between 2.4 divisions for headers and 2.5 divisions for heelers. And in particular, it is the upper numbered heelers roping in more divisions than their header counterparts.While not huge, there is a difference. This is primarily a function of the fact that there are more headers than heelers. Since there are fewer of them, heelers have to spread

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themselves out over more divisions. That also means that heelers get to rope more often than headers do, on average. Now that I have buried you in numbers, let me get back to the gist of this article. The USTRC system, by its nature, encourages the cross-pollination of divisions by ropers. And that cross-pollination, ropers roping in different divisions, has been instrumental in increasing team roping’s popularity and its growth. Next month we will look at which divisions, specifically, do the different classifications rope in. Which ones rope up and which ones roped down on the division scale. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 151

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Tryan and Graves Dominate 35th Annual BFI

by Julie Mankin

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t’s official – the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center has become “the house that Clay built.” On June 18 at the 35th Annual Bob Feist Invitational roping – a USTRC affiliate event for the first time this year – Clay Tryan out-roped the 100-team field for the record third time in his career, splitting $120,000 with his partner, Travis Graves, who notched his first win at the venue in Reno, Nev. In addition to being one of only four men to have won the richest one-day roping in the world three times (Speed Williams, Rich Skelton and Charles Pogue are the others), Tryan, 33, also had designs on Rich Skelton’s ranking as the highest-earning roper to ever compete at the BFI. Tryan blasted to the top of that list, too, with a new career BFI total of $207,611 (second now belongs to Kory Koontz with $153,764). What makes Tryan’s win even sweeter is that the legendary BFI was sanctioned by the USTRC for the first time in 2012. Now a stop on the Preifert US Open Tour, the roping awarded points in the Tour standings to the top 10 in the average. “We’re grateful to the BFI’s new owners, Corky Ullman and Daren Peterson, for affiliating with the USTRC,” said Ben Clements. “The BFI is one of the premier Open team ropings in the world, and to have it as part of the Preifert US Open Tour is a great deal.” The points Tryan earned at the BFI pushed him to third in the US Open Tour standings, and into contention to earn his second straight $10,000 bonus check this fall as the Tour’s best header (Luke Brown is way out front thanks to big finishes at basically every 2012 US Open roping in 2012). On the heeling end, Graves’ BFI win put him in second in the Tour standings, just behind fourth-place finisher Brad Culpepper. 152 / AUGUST 2012

In October, all BFI contestants will be eligible to enter the US Open in Oklahoma City, thanks to relaxed qualification requirements this year. And Tryan would no doubt like to better his second-place finish there last year. He’s not incapable of winning both the BFI and US Open Championships the same year (he did it in 2008), and it’s never wise to bet against a guy who says that every time he writes his name on an entry form, he intends to win first place. “I’ve had the goal to win the BFI five times ever since I won it twice,” said Tryan, a Montana native who also won the PRCA’s world championship in 2005. “But I don’t rope to win – my strategy is to rope a good roping. I just want to have a shot at it.” Tryan and Graves were the high team back in the short round, which earned them free entry fees into the 2013 Mike Cervi Jr. Memorial Roping in February. They needed an 8.68 for the win and came tight in 7.30 to earn $60,000 per man. While Tryan previously won the BFI in 2005 and 2008, it was the first win for Graves, his partner of three years. The pair also rode off with dozens of prizes including custom Running P saddles and halters, custom Myler bits, Montana Silversmith trophy buckles, Classic headstalls and Justin boots. The cash comes at the perfect time for Graves, who recently built a new home in Texas with wife Tamika. She’s due to deliver a baby boy in November. As for Tryan, he may use it on a new home, too, or on the 4- and 6-year-old boys he’s raising with his wife, Bobbie. “It was a weird day,” said Tryan of the six-steer classic, in which just 37 of the 100 teams connected on their first three steers. “We didn’t do anything dramatic. We made virtually the exact same run on all six steers.” Indeed – they clocked times of 7.74, 7.48, 7.58, 7.21, 8.06 and

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7.30 to edge reserve champions Riley and Brady Minor by about a second and a half. Their aggregate time was the seventh-fastest in the BFI’s 35 years. The Minor boys earned $42,000 apiece and prizes for second, while third went to Tom Richards and Nick Sarchett for $25,500 a man and prizes. Manny Cunde and Brad Culpepper placed fourth to earn $16,500 apiece plus prizes. Short-round heartbreak was Colby Lovell’s when an illegal head catch cost the third-high-back header and his partner Russell Cardoza $46,000. Accolades were earned by young guns Jake and Clay O. Smith, who bested their namesakes by roping well all day at their first BFI. And if anybody cowboyed up at the BFI, it was Jett Hillman, who finished the roping in the top 10 with Lane Ivy just two days after ripping apart his left rotator cuff. Despite the pain and weakness in his rein hand, he earned $4,500, and was scheduled for an MRI the following day. Tryan rode to the win on his faithful 13-year-old gelding, Dew. The horse didn’t make one rodeo run in all of May and June as Tryan prepared him specifically for the BFI. Graves estimated the pair practiced on 40 to 50 steers a day under BFI conditions. Tryan’s third horse, Funky Town, carried Daniel Green to a $10,500 payday for fifth in the roping with Cody Cowden. Graves is no slouch on horsepower, either. His 18-year-old gelding, Superstar, was the 2008 BFI Horse of the Year and worked flawlessly in 2012, too. “I backed in there and was just thinking, ‘Do what you’ve done all day,’” said Graves. “’Finish it.’” The Minors had definitely applied some heat. Despite a 10-second run in the third round, they battled back to nearly win the roping just a few weeks after Riley’s recovery from a badly broken leg. “It’s still a little weak,” said Riley, who spent nine weeks rehabilitating the leg. “I still can’t ride quite as good as I used to.” But the brothers’ biggest problem was how to fit all their

loot in their trailer – including three trophy saddles. Riley’s 9year-old gelding, Ketchup, was chosen BFI Head Horse of the Year. Riley had traded Tanner Bryson for the horse in February, immediately won $12,000 at the Mike Cervi Memorial – and then broke his leg. As for Brady, he rode an unseasoned 8-year-old chestnut he calls Ray that he bought from Dean Tuftin. “That horse proved himself today,” said Brady. “He hadn’t been taking the crowds real well, and he acted like we were at home today. You’re fixing to see me on that horse a lot.” The BFI Heel Horse of the Year title went to Brad Culpepper’s little palomino tobiano Paint gelding, Preacher. The 13-year-old horse was purchased unbroke years ago by Culpepper’s father for $800 from a country preacher (hence the nickname). The BFI is held annually in conjunction with the outdoor “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” in Reno (performances this year were held June 14-23). Announcers at the BFI were Reed Flake, Darren Moore and Dru Stewart, while Philip Murrah flagged the roping and Steve Branco and Danny Martinez served as line judges. In addition to the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, which is the official headquarters of the BFI, 2012 sponsors include Wrangler, Justin Boots, Ram Rodeo, Priefert Ranch Equipment, Cactus Ropes, Running P Ropes and Saddles, Resistol, Reno Rodeo, Ropes Galore, Classic Ropes, Coats Saddlery, B&W Trailer Hitches, Cactus Saddlery, Lazy “L” Saddles, Ropers Sports News, Best Ever Pads, Pendleton Whisky, Boot Barn, DM Western Store, Cinderella Roping Horses, Lubrisyn, Heel-OMatic, Mike Cervi Memorial Team Roping, Myler Bits, Montana Silversmiths, Silver Lining Herbs, TotalTeamRoping.com, Tolani Lake Roping and Western Horseman. Complete results are posted online at bobfeistinvitational.com, and DVDs of the 2012 BFI will be available later this summer through Rodeo Video (800-331-1269). Photos can be ordered through Taylor Stoecklein (208-720-7418).

2012 Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping • June 18, 2012 First Round (prizes only) 1. Brock Hanson and Ryan Motes, 5.84 seconds; 2. Kaleb Driggers and Jade Corkill, 6.18; 3. Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith, 6.54; 4. Turtle Powell and Dugan Kelly, 6.62. Second Round 1. Jake Barnes and Jhett Johnson, 5.88, $8,000 per team; 2. Justin Yost and Bucky Campbell, 5.98, $6,000; 3. Tyler Wade and J.W. Borrego, 6.27, 4,000; 4. Manny Esquiza and Brad Culpepper, 6.37, $2,000. Third Round 1. Chad Masters and Clay O’Brien Cooper, 5.06, $8,000; 2. Brady Tryan and York Gill, 5.61, $6,000; 3. Tom Richards and Nick Sarchett, 5.64, $4,000; 4. Colby Siddoway and Justin Davis, 5.65, $2,000.

Fourth Round 1. Blaine Linaweaver and Matt Garza, 5.18, $8,000; 2. Jared Hall and Jace McDaniel, 5.66, $6,000; 3. Erich Rogers and Kory Koontz, 5.69, $4,000; 4. Kaden Richard and Jory Levy, 5.81, $2,000. Fifth Round 1. Justin Davis and Casey Chamberlain, 5.20, $8,000; 2. Nick Sartain and Kollin VonAhn, 5.36, $6,000; 3. Jason Adams and Randon Adams, 5.42, $4,000; 4. Blaine Linaweaver and Matt Garza, 5.47, $2,000 Wrangler/Priefert Short Round 1, Tom Richards and Nick Sarchett, 6.29, $4,000; 2. Daniel Green and Cody Cowden, 6.84, $3,000; 3. Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz, 6.92, $2,000; 4. Riley Minor and Brady Minor, 7.24, $1,000.

Average 1. Clay Tryan and Travis Graves, 45.37 on six head, $120,000; 2. Riley Minor and Brady Minor, 46.76, $84,000; 3. Tom Richards and Nick Sarchett, 49.68, $51,000; 4. Manny Cunde and Brad Culpepper, 50.19, $33,000; 5. Daniel Green and Cody Cowden, 50.48, $21,000; 6. Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz, 50.69, $16,000; 7. Casey Mahoney and Buddy Hawkins, 50.84, $14,000; 8. Charly Crawford and Jim Ross Cooper, 51.77, $11,000; 9. Lane Ivy and Jett Hillman, 52.54, $9,000; 10. Richard Eiguren and Kyle Lockett, 55.22, $7,000. 11. Clay O. Smith and Jake Smith, 55.68, $7,000; 12. Tate Kirchenschlager and Tommy Zuniga, 60.25, $7,000; 13. Colby Lovell and Russell Cardoza, 39.92 on five steers, $5,000; 14. Tee Woolman and Cory Petska, 50.99, $5,000; 15. Rob Webb and Dan Webb, 53.51, $5,000.

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n case you haven’t heard, the office of NTRL has undergone a few changes. Mandy Wolfe, NTRL secretary for the past several years, is pursuing another career in the horse world and is no longer the secretary. We’d like to extend a big “THANK YOU” to Mandy for her years of service and hard work! My name is Pam Smith. I am the new NTRL secretary. My office is located in Bluff City, TN. Many of you I know or have met through working at NTRL and USTRC ropings. I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself to those of you that may not know me. I have been in the “horse world” all of my life, but I and my family didn’t begin team roping until I was in high school. It quickly took over most of the focus of our life from then on, as many of you have experienced as well! I have been involved in team roping—from roping to working the entry office, timing and announcing, or working the cattle—ever since. I am an elementary school teacher and have been teaching 3rd grade for the past several years, but was ready for a change. My daughter loves team roping as well, and is hoping that this career change will allow us to travel to a few more ropings as participants in the near future. I am looking forward to working with you and will do my best to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible for everyone! That being said, producers please send all

correspondence and information from ropings to P.O. Box 745, Bluff City, TN 37618. The Mountaineer Classic USTRC roping has been moved this year from Bridgeport, West Virginia back to the Good Evening Ranch in Canvas, West Virginia. An NTRL roping will be held on the Friday night before the Mountaineer Classic. The schedule has been changed around some and a fun roping has been added, so be sure to check out this ad. This will be a great chance for ropers in this area to gain some VIP points. You won’t want to miss the “West Virginia Friday Night Knife Fight” with 90% payback! Don’t forget about the NTRL Regionals this fall. Regionals offer more VIP points and Shootouts than affiliate and qualifier ropings. Lots of prizes, cash, USTRC Regional Flex Earnings and NTRL National Shootouts will be given away at each of these NTRL regionals. The 2nd Annual Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping will be held in Tunica, Mississippi once again this December. This year there are NO SHOOTOUTS REQUIRED and we will take on-site entries only. Also, there are NO CAPS and there is NO AGE LIMIT on the #15, #13, Warm Up Ropings, and Ladies Roping. The #8 has NO AGE LIMIT but does have a #4 Elite cap. $20,000 CASH is guaranteed to 1st in all Lubrisyn Big Ticket Ropings with an extended payout in the average. This roping is open to EVERYONE! You will not want to miss this one! — Pam Smith, NTRL Secretary

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10, 2012 Canvas, WV

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Good Evening Ranch

John Johnson

11, 2012 Campbell, NY

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Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

11, 2012 Screven, GA

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Heavenly Acres Arena

Ronnie Mullis

18, 2012 Green Cove Spgs, FL

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Gustafson Farms Covered Arena

Scott Elliott

18, 2012 Forsyth, GA

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Rocky Branch Arena

Todd Harris

25, 2012 Waycross, GA

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T Bar T Arena

Franklin Thomas

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Will & Kathie Osburn

NE Alabama Agricultural Center

Ed Allen

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22, 2012 Greensboro, GA

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Green County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

28, 2012 Sanford, NC

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Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

Rocky Branch Arena

Todd Harris

29, 2012 Lizella, GA

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Georgia Regional

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Franklin Thomas

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

20, 2012 Campbell, NY

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Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

27, 2012 Forsyth, GA

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Todd Harris

Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

Agricenter Show Place Arena

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Memphis Regional

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Will & Kathie Osburn

17, 2012 Forsyth, GA

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Rocky Branch Arena

Todd Harris

17-18, 2012 Marianna, FL

Southeast Regional

Jackson County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

24-25, 2012 Bristol, TN

Northeast Regional

McPherson Arena

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Todd Harris

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

DECEMBER 1, 2012 Forsyth, GA 8, 2012 Campbell, NY

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NORTHEAST ALABAMA NTRL REGIONALS September 15-16, 2012 Northeast Alabama Agriculture Center â&#x20AC;˘ 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.

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Enter 1/Draw 2 - $120 - 3 head (may draw all 3/$120) - Enter 3x

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Draw option available in all ropings

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Reserve High Point Roper will receive a saddle Buckles to High Point #4 and #3 & below in the #8 and #7 ropings USTRC Regional Flex Earnings to 1st place in Average NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st thru 10th

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20th Annual

Muleshoe Rotary Club

LABOR DAY WEEKEND TEAM ROPING September 1-3, 2012 Dusty Rhodes Arena • Muleshoe, Texas

Saturday, September 1 Enter at 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 7:00 p.m.

#14 5 for $100/roper • Enter 3x

SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

Sunday, September 2 Enter at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#12 & #11 4 Head for $100/roper • Enter 3x

SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

Monday, September 3 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. Must show card to collect winnings. 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:

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Guthrie, Oklahoma SATURDAY ONLY SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

TRIAD numbers only. Must have current USTRC card. Cards may be purchased on site.

#8 ROPE FOR THE HOT HEELS capped at an Elite #4 Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150/roper Enter 3x â&#x20AC;˘ 3 head, PA1

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10th Annual Robbers Roost Team Roping Classic

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August 10-11, 2012 • 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!

CASH ONLY

#11 TRAILER ROPING

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

4-Steer Average

Trailer Roping Handicaps #11 Teams #10 teams #9 teams #8 teams

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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. #11 Handicap Trailer Roping Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $120 Enter 4 times for a total of 12 partners Capped at an Elite #6 4 Steer Average

Zane Dansie • 801/599-1238 ZD Cattle Company

“Big Bucks” Roping September 6-8, 2012 Window Rock, AZ Held During The Navajo Nation Fair • Location To Be Announced

#11 Payout - $5,000 to Hi-Point Roper Thursday, September 6

#11 Handicap Average Awards

Sign up at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:00 a.m.

1st place Fully Tooled Saddles w/Gator Seats + $3,600 2nd place $2,700 • 3rd place $1,800 • 4th place $900 ALL PLACES ARE PER TEAM • PAYOUT BASED ON 300 PAID TEAMS.

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

#11 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 for $120 Enter 3X for a total of 12 partners TRIAD NUMBERS ONLY

Zane Dansie 801/599-1238 zdroping.com www.navajonationfair.com 178 / AUGUST 2012

Friday, September 7 10 a.m.

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

3 p.m.

Steer Wrestling • 4 steers for $150 Limited to 40 entries

Saturday, September 8 7 p.m.

Open Roping • $75/roper 6 steer • Enter 4x

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Button Vick Memorial Roping

Sunday • September 2, 2012 Robertson Hill Ranch • Perrin, Texas

#15 #13 #11 #9 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. $100/Roper Enter 4 Times

80% Payback BUCKLES TO WINNERS OF EACH ROPING Proceeds go to BV Scholarship Fund TRIAD numbers only USTRC rules For more information 817.675.6419 or 254.246.3944

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M & R Team Roping Productions presents

LABOR DAY ROPING Cubero, New Mexico

Enter at 9 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m. Both Days

Saturday, September 1, 2012 #12 & #11

90%

Pick or Draw for $30/roper • Enter 6 times

SUPER #12H H %k $150/roper • 90% Payback • Enter 3 times 90 Draw In Option Available aybac

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Super #12 Example Payout - 50 Teams Round $500 1st $6,000 2nd $4,000 3rd $2,000 4th $1,000

Round 1st 2nd 3rd

Super #12 Example Payout - 100 Teams $500 $10,000 4th $3,000 $7,000 5th $1,500 $4,000 6th $1,000

Sunday, September 2, 2012 All Ropings on Sunday Capped at Elite #5 #10 & #9

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Pick or Draw for $30/roper • Enter 6 times

SUPER #10H H $100/roper • 85% Payback • Enter 4 times Draw In Option Available

Super #10 Example Payout - 50 Teams Round $300 1st $4,000 2nd $2,500 3rd $1,000 4th $700

Super #10 Example Payout - 100 Teams Round $200 1st $8,000 2nd $5,000 3rd $2,500 4th $1,000 5th $300

85%

Payback In SUPER #10

TRIAD numbers only

Matthew 505.238.4595 • Matt 505.290.1230 • www.mandrteamroping.com 184 / AUGUST 2012

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BIGGEST EAST HE T F O

Mississippi September 27-30, 2012 Longhorn R Arena Tuscumbia, Alabama

Extended Prize Line

Huge Guaranteed Payof f

Thursday, September 27

Saturday, September 29

Rope at 6:30 p.m. • Books close at 5:30 p.m.

Rope at 10:00 a.m. • Books close at 9:30 a.m.

Open • $8,000 minimum guaranteed to 1st place Pick 1, Draw 2 • $250/roper • Enter 2 times • 5-head Average Must be at least an Elite #6 header and #8 heeler to enter

#12 Handicap $8,500 minimum guaranteed to 1st place

Friday, September 28

Buckles to Average winners • Trophy jackets to 2nd - 4th Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • $150/roper • May pick 3 partners 9 total entries • Handicap System #2 will be used

Rope at 10:00 a.m. • Books close at 9:30 a.m.

#10 Handicap

#15 Handicap

$7,500 minimum guaranteed to 1st place

$5,000 minimum guaranteed to 1st place

Buckles to Average winners • Trophy jackets to 2nd - 4th Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • $150/roper • May pick 3 partners 9 total entries • Capped at #6 • 3-head Average Handicap System #1 will be used

Buckles to Average winners • Trophy jackets to 2nd & 3rd Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • $150/roper • May pick 3 partners • 9 total entries #14 team - 2 seconds off • #13 team - 4 seconds off • 4-head Average Must be a #5 or above header and #7 or above heeler

#13 Handicap

Sunday, September 30 Rope at 10:00 a.m. • Books close at 9:30 a.m.

$5,000 minimum guaranteed to 1st place

#8 Handicap

Buckles to Average winners • Trophy jackets to 2nd - 4th Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • $150/roper • May pick 3 partners 9 total entries • 4-head Average • Handicap System #2 will be used

$5,000 minimum guaranteed to 1st place

*Handicap System #1 #10 & #8 Straight time 1 sec off • 2 sec off 3 sec off • 4 sec off • 5 sec off

**Handicap Sytem #2 #13, #12 Straight Time 2 sec off • 4 sec off 6 sec off • 8 sec off • 10 sec off

Host Hotel: Cold Water Inn 256/383-6844 Ask for ropers rates!

note: Any team consisting of a #4 heeler or below will receive an extra 5 seconds off

Longhorn R Arena 256/412-3344 call for stall reservations

Buckles to Average winners • Trophy jackets to 2nd - 4th • Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • $150/roper • May pick 4 partners • 12 total entries • Capped at #4 • 3-head Average • Handicap System #1 will be used Running P Saddles to High Point Ropers of all qualifying ropers combined #7 & above • #6 • #5 • #4 & below

USTRC TRIAD numbers will be used • Longhorn R Arena will have a 3-man committee that will have the right to classify any roper not currently classified by USTRC and reclassify any under-numbered roper throughout the event. Cash only. No checks, please don’t ask • In case of rain, the roping will be moved inside and continued where left off with the same barrier • In the event of a tie, there will be a three-head rope off.

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Athens, Texas • September 1-2, 2012 Short Barrier H H H L A B O R D AY W E E K E N D H H H

#9 Truck Roping

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

w/#7 Incentive • Capped at an Elite #5

Saturday & Sunday

#7 Saddle Roping - Elite #4 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper Limited to first 125 entered teams 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Buckles + Cash 4th Buckles + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash Cowboy Church following #7 Roping

Books open at 11 a.m., close at 12:30 p.m. for Saturday

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $200/roper Enter 6 times for a total of 18 runs 4-head, progressive after one • 16 second cutoff Call in pre-entry open for the Sunday #10 Truck Roping on Monday, Aug. 27 at 8:00 a.m. • Close when roping fills 250 entered teams will be taken for Sunday Call 903.795.3937 or 903.795.3745

TOP 20 IN THE AVERAGE GET 1 FREE RUN IN THE #9 TRUCK ROPING SUPER GOATS TO HIGH MONEY WINNER #3 ROPER & #4 ROPER in the #9 Truck Roping

Come Rope the Bounty Steer

Points through 20 places • Top 75 teams to short-go 2 points for fast time in 1st round & short-go #7 Incentive Points 5 places

HH2012 Dodge One Ton Dually H Diesel to High Point RoperH

Super Goat to Reserve High Point Roper 1st in the Average • Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd in the Average • Buckles + Cash 3rd in the Average • Buckles + Cash 4th - 10th In the Average • Breast Collars + Cash Truck winner responsible for TTL HERBERT'S TOWN & COUNTRY 318.221.9000 Ask for Beau

For more information Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 James T. 903.521.1511 www.fireitupproductions.com Trailer & Parts Co.

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Visa, Mastercard or American Express accepted (3% surcharge)

Beat th e Time in Bounty And Ge the #7 t Run In A Free T Truck R he #9 oping

CASH ONLY TRIAD numbers only

Sunday start time 9:00 a.m.

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

The official rope of Fire It Up Productions 903-322-6580 713-376-4396 Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

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NRS TRAINING CENTER OCTOBER 13-14, 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7 8 9

Enter 1 Draw 2, or draw all 3 #4E cap, $100/man, 3 head, PA 1. May enter 4 times (or 12 runs).

Enter 1 Draw 2, or draw all 3 #5E cap, $100/man, 3 head, PA 1. May enter 4 times (or 12 runs).

Straight Enter #7 cap, $100/team, 4 head, PA 1. May enter up to 8 times.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SAT. OCT. 13 books open 8AM - 9am rope at 9:30

SUN. OCT. 14 books open 9AM - 10am rope at 10:30

10 11

Straight Enter #7 cap, $100/team, 4 head, PA 1. May enter up to 8 times.

Straight Enter #7 cap, $100/team, 4 head, PA 1. May enter up to 8 times. Rope to win a 2012 3-horse Living Quarters Trailer from NRS Trailers ($25,999 value) or receive $25,999 towards any new trailer at NRS Trailers of equal or higher value.

Trailer Tr railer awarded arded to to high high point point roper r ro oper of of any any 3 ropings. r ro opin ngs. Must Must rope r ro ope in 3 ropings ro ropin ngs and and rope r ro ope both for the the trailer. trailer. both days d da ays to to be be eligible eliigib gible for Mortenson Trophy Buckles Mortenson Trophy Buckles awarded arded to to AVERAGE Winners. VERA AGE Winners. Cash only. No checks. No credit cards.

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World Series of Team Roping

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August 11-12, 2012 • Albuquerque, NM Bernalillo County H H Sheriff's Posse ARENA

SAtURDAY, AUgUSt 11

SUNDAY, AUgUSt 12

Books open 8 - 9 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m.

Books open 8 - 9 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m. #11 World Series Qualifier Capped at a #6+ heeler $150/roper, Enter 2x #10 World Series Qualifier Capped at a #6 heeler $150/roper, Enter 2x #9 Pick 1, Draw 1 OR Draw 2 for $150/roper, Enter 2x for a total of 4 partners

#15 $150/roper, Enter 2x, 80% Payback #13 World Series Qualifier $150/roper, Enter 2x #12 World Series Qualifier $150/roper, Enter 2x #11 Pick 1, Draw 1 for $150/roper, Enter 2x

presented by LONG LIVE COWBOYS.™

You must be 21 years of age to rope in the World Series Divisions. WSTR membership or USTRC membership required to collect winnings: You may purchase your 2012 WSTR card for $60 on site, on line or by calling 505.898.1755. Classifications powered by TRIAD. For Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 • Chris Francis 505/429-0164 www.bigdaddyteamroping.com MATHEWS LAND AND CATTLE SPONSORS CORRIENTE Buckle CO.

190 / AUGUST 2012

T&T Trailers Belen, NM

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(1) See a dealer for a copy of the Powertrain Limited Warranty. Properly secure all cargo. Ram and HEMI are registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.

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We GUARANTEE $1,000,000 ADDED to the NFTR ...and Here’s How it Benefits You: #15 + $120,000 #13 + $120,000 #12 + $120,000

#11 + $140,000 #10 + $140,000 #9 + $140,000

#8 + $100,000 #12 GP + $60,000 #10 GP + $60,000

Estimated $5,000,000 Cash and Prize Purse at the 2012 NFTR

All this for a $300 Entry Fee! The Roping Revolution is Real and It’s Here to Stay! UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

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See Regional Finals ads for more information.

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Central States

SHOWDOWN

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK AUGUST 17-19, 2012 FRI., AUGUST 17 12 noon

SAT., AUGUST 18 9 a.m.

• #15 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

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

19 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

6 Pairs Trophy Gist Spurs • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

2 Trophy Rope Bags

LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO SUN., AUGUST 19 9 a.m.

• All Girl Specialty Roping • #13 Handicap • #10 (with #9 Inc.) #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw • #12 (with #11 Inc.) • Specialty #10 Gold Plus 3 for $150/roper, capped at Elite #5 (with • Gold Plus #12 #9 Inc.) Century Bonus 3-steer average (with #10 Inc.) included, Enter 3 times, • #9 (with #8 Inc.) Century Bonus 100/roper. $2,000 in Flex included Earnings to 1st-3rd in the • #8 Pick/Draw Average and Incentive Avg. for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.) 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

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. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and 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

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

• Average winners of the All Girl

Format

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ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Chisholm Trail CLASSIC

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

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

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

6 Pairs Trophy Gist Spurs

AUGUST 24-26, 2012

Format

ENID, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

SUN., AUGUST 26

FRI., AUGUST 24

SAT., AUGUST 25

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

• Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

• #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

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. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and 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: Comfort Inn 580.234.1200; Super 8 580.242.6100 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

• Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • 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 $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Pine Country CLASSIC

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2012

FLAGSTAFF, AZ

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2

MONDAY, SEPT. 3

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • #13 Handicap

• Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12:00 noon)

• #15 Handicap

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds Directions: Three miles south of I-40 on I-17, Exit 337 Producer: USTRC Cattle: Reed & Keith Flake Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and 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. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

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

6 Trophy Gist Bits • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13

Format

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 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 #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Kansas Fall

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Two Arenas US Open Tour Points Will Be Used (awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

6 Pairs Trophy Gist Spurs

SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2012

Format

VALLEY CENTER, KS

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

• Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

• #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Kansas Pavilions (formerly Kansas Coliseum) 1229 East 85th Street N, Valley Center, KS 67147 Directions: Easy access off I-135 at 85th Street N, Exit 17 Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and 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 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

• Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

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ON-SITE ENTRY • 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 $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Southern Colorado

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2 ARENAS WILL BE USED US Open Tour Points

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

CLASSIC

(awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2012

PUEBLO, CO

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

• Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.)

• #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO Producer: Rope The Rockies / Jeff Smith / Ike & Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and 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 / Ike and Mary Cox 660.425.6343 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites at Southgate 719.566.1726 Microtel Inn 719.242.2020 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 or 2013 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2013 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

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

6 Pair Trophy Gist Spurs • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

Format

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • 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 $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Texas Plains

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CLASSIC

8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

• Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

(awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2012

ABILENE, TX SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 2 times, $150/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.)

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) • #15 Handicap Century Bonus included • #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

6 pairs Trophy Gist Spurs • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13

Format

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12:00 noon)

Location: Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Hwy. 36, Abilene, Texas Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and 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 the USTRC rate. Full, cooked to order breakfast for two included. On site restaurant and lounge.

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 or 2013 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2013 season.

1

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 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 #13 Handicap $150/roper. Enter 2 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $150/roper. Enter 2 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

North Carolina CHAMPIONSHIPS

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2012

SANFORD, NC

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 • Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) • #15 Handicap Century Bonus • #13 Handicap included • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #11 Century Add On Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 • All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #10 (with #9 Inc.) • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

Location: Eleven Bar East Ranch, 2805 Lowere Moncure Rd., Sanford, NC Producer: JX2 Productions Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Additional stall & RV information: There are 30 covered/indoor stalls at $25/night, 30 outside stalls at $15/night, 23 RV hook-ups at $25/night. For reservations call Terry Keys 865.256.1836. Event Info: JX2 Productins John Johnson 423.340.0640, Chad Shepard 813.477.4740 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Sanford, NC: Comfort Inn & Suites 919.842.5600, 1891 Bragg, $81.99 + tax, ask for Eleven Bar East roping rate. Hampton Inn 919.775.2000, 1904 South Horner, $79 + tax, ask for Eleven Bar East roping rate. Holiday Inn & Suites 919.776.6600, 2110 Dalrympie. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 33 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • 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 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

2 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of the All Girl

Format

4

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 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 #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Southern Oklahoma CLASSIC

3 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money winner each day (Specialty roping excluded)

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK OCTOBER 5-7, 2012

ARDMORE, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.)

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) • #15 Handicap Century Bonus included • #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

Location: Hardy Murphy Coliseum, 600 Lake Murray Drive, Ardmore, OK 73402 Producer: Rope The Ozarks Cattle: Rope The Ozarks Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Kevin Hall at 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 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 or 2013 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2013 season.

33 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

Format

4

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 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 #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 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 short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • 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 - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round. UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

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LUKE BROWN

Is he a champion because he rides a Martin or does he ride a Martin because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a champion?

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2012 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

2012 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 25 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 25 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

2012 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 25 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

2012 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

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4)

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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(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

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

2012 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 25 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

2012 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 25 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 12, 2011 and ends October 22, 2012. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. Qualification to the 2012 Priefert US Open Championships requires that ropers be a current USTRC member and have participated in at least one USTRC approved Sanctioned or Affiliate event during the current season.

Sanctioned Open Events Including Approved Affiliated Open Ropings • All Sanctioned USTRC Events • All Regional USTRC Events • Sand Hills Classic • Wild Fire Open to the World • Mike Cervi Memorial • Windy Ryon Memorial • Bob Feist Invitational 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

- 10 points - 9 points - 8 points - 7 points - 6 points

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Next Season 1st - 20 points 2nd - 18 points 3rd - 16 points 4th - 14 points 5th - 12 points 6th - 10 points 7th - 8 points 8th - 6 points 9th - 4 points 10th - 2 points

• 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. • Priefert US Open: 6-head; 5 full rounds; Top 20 teams qualify to the short round.

Regional Finals 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

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.

Jr. Looper Answers

USTRC JR. LOOPER EVENT LOCATOR

2 1 5 3 4

The Island Championships Central States Showdown Mountaineer Classic Chisholm Trail Classic Dally For Dinasaurs

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WORD SCRAMBLE 1. living quarters 2. tack room 3. hitch

ROPER MATH 7 (events) x4 (winners) = 28 (first place winners) 208 / AUGUST 2012

7 (events) x4 (winners) = 28 (second place winners)

28 (first place winners) +28 (second place winners) = 56 (winners total)

4. slant 5. bumper pull 6. gooseneck

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A

Four Quarter Circle, LLC . . . . . . . . . . .133

Roger Peters

A Cut Above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

Pine Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .198

Livestock Insurers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .156

Southern Colorado Classic . . . . . . . .200

Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .145 G

Pitzer Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Southern Oklahoma Classic . . . . . . .203

Clinton Anderson

Preifert Rodeo

Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

Down Under Horsemanship . . . . . . . .73 Dub Grant Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Andrews Chamber of Commerce

Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .25

USTRC Formats 2012 . . . . . . . . .205-208

Purina Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

USTRC Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

Ranch Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 B

Texas Plains Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . .201

and Ranch Equipment. . . . . . . . . . .165

USTRC H

Q

Hatco, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Membership Application . . . . . . . .53-55 USTRC National Finals

B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .43 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Brother In Law

Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166, 167

Guthrie Shoot-Out R

Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Ram Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

National Finals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74-75

J

Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .82, 141

NFTR Preliminary Entry Form . . . .83-84

JX2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .180-181

Red Bluff Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

NFTR Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

CLT Roping Productions . . . . . . . . . . .175 Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . .140

NFTR Shoot-Out Entry Form . . . .85-86

Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

NFTR Specialty Roping . . . . . . . . . . .78

Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 K

Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

NFTR Specialty Roping

Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Robertson Hill Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .183

Centerfire Marketing, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . .95

Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3

NFTR Stall Reservations . . . . . . . . . .77

Champions For Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 L

Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

USTRC Finals Payout . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

Charmac Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 LCI Livestock Insurance Services . . . . . .20

Rope The Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . .176-177

USTRC Regionals

Chute Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .144

Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .155

High Plains Regional Finals . . . . .68-69

Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . .2, 30-31, 139 Lil Blue Heeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Lonestar Regional Finals . . . . . . .58-59

Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51, 211 Longhorn R Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

Royal Horn Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

Northwest Regional Finals . . . . . .66-67

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Entry Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79-80

Clovis Livestock Auction, Inc. . . . . . . .129 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Computer Software for

Regional Entry Forms . . .63, 64, 71, 72 S

Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 M

Southeast Regional Finals . . . . . .60-61

SSG Gloves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212

USTRC Roping Revolution . . . . . . . .56-57

Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 M & R Roping Productions . . . . . . . . .184

Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . .95 Mandalay Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

USTRC TRIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

T

V

Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142

Team Roping USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

Button Vick Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . .182

Merck Animal Health . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .156

D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .156

Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . .50

Dallyup Manufacturing, Inc. . . . . . . . .157

Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . . .70

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Triangle Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Western Horseman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Team Roping and Gala . . . . . . .192-193 National Horsemen's Association . . . .156

Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

Wildfire Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

National Roper’s Supply . . . .47, 157, 187

Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . .169, 170-171

Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .149

National Team Roping League . . .158-161

Twister Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . .35

World Series

Cowboy Event Finder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 Crossfire Productions . . . . . . . . .162, 163 Mathews Land & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . .190 D

Digger Howard Horns and Heels

E

N

Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 133, 147

of Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .188-189

Equibrand / Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 O F

Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

U

Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .157

USTRC Entry Information . . . . . . . . . . .62 USTRC Events:

X

4 Star Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Central States Showdown . . . . . . . .196

Fire It Up Productions . . . . .172, 173, 186 P

Chisholm Trail Classic . . . . . . . . . . .197

Forty Plus Team

Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

Kansas Fall Championships . . . . . . .199

Z

Roping Championships . . . . . . . . . . .164 Platinum Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

North Carolina Championships . . . . .202

ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

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Style 0400

Registered Blue Streak® design tells you it’s an SSG. Unique finger knit design so it fits like a perfect roping glove should. Skin tight due to TRUE HAND TECHNOLOGY™. 95% Cotton, but the glove stretches for a perfect fit. 13 count fine knit. Look for the glove with the Blue Streak® knit right in! Sizes: Child's, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge

See your local tack shop, or visit our website for a dealer near you. ssgridinggloves.com We do not sell directly to the public.


SuperLooper-Aug 2012