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SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE

THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS OCTOBER 2010

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USTRC Championship Results 66 Southwest Regionals 76 Northwest Regionals 86 High Plains Regionals 94 Southeast Regionals 104 Dally for Dinosaurs 110 114 120 124 130

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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Champions Profile

Mountaineer Classic The Island Championships Central States Showdown Chisholm Trail Classic Pine Country Classic

Jake Kropik & Wade Clayton

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Top Tips with Rickey Green

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Three More Cruel Girl Regional Champions Named Macy Fuller, Heidi Durant-Payne and Shelly Granzin

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Horse Health — Managing Foundered Feet with Trimming by Heather Smith Thomas

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Horsemanship — Equipment Options for the Roping Arena By Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland

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USTRC On Tap

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US Open Tour Standings

FEATURE ON THE COVER: Jade Corkill of Lipan, Texas Photo Courtesy of Lone Wolf Photography.

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JUS T the Wa y IT IS OCTOBER 2010

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hhh… It is October and a chill is in the air. Football is upon us and the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping is just around the corner. My time has flown by. Just yesterday, I had spring fever and was putting my coats and jackets in the closet, and now I am digging them back out again. Autumn is a season of change. It is kind of a cleansing period and prepares us for something new in the next year. I might not like the cold weather, but I am ready to move forward. I have something that has really been bothering me and I am not sure why. The other day, I had a guy ask me, “What are we doing this for? If we are not here to make money, then why do it? If we aren’t making money, then let’s not do it.” The question really set me to thinking. I am certain that I disagree with him. Don’t get me wrong, I like money too, but it is not the most important thing out there. It seems to be more of a necessary evil. To answer the man; the reason I am doing this is because I like it and I am having fun. It is not always about the money. I enjoy what I do and in my profession, if I am having fun, those around me tend to have fun as well. I recently announced a junior bull riding and mutton busting and it didn’t pay all that much, but it was fun. I had a great time and the kids had a blast, because it was cool to have a professional announcer at “their” event. They felt special and enjoyed themselves, and you know what – I enjoyed myself as well. It was not about the money at all. It was about having fun, enjoying the moment, and savoring the experience. I think we all could use a reality check and realize that although having money is nice, it is not always the most relevant issue. If you find no enjoyment in what you are doing, no matter how much you are making, it is not really worth it. Being miserable is not the answer. There are many things in life that money cannot buy. Money cannot buy your health; no matter how much we have. Money cannot buy time. It is a valuable commodity and we should spend it with others we love and care about. We should also spend it doing things we like and enjoy. Money cannot buy love. A relationship between people is a beautiful thing. If you are in it for the money, then you are in it to fail. Money cannot buy friends. If a friend is your friend because of money or what you can do for them, then they are not really your friend. Once you are out of money or cannot be of use to them, they will leave you standing alone. A true

friend will be there through the thick and the thin and no amount of money can buy that. A quote from James Miles says, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” True friends cannot be bought or sold. Money cannot buy brains or talent. We are all good at something and are not so good at other things. Having money will not fix that. Some are smart, some are athletic and some have both. We are all different and unique with special talents and gifts that are tailored to fit each of us. As I mentioned earlier, money cannot buy happiness. We should never go through life stuck doing something we absolutely hate. If you are not enjoying what you are doing then perhaps it is time to change. Happiness is a true gift and will mean so much more in the long run than money ever can. We all need to take a step back and realize that we have a lot going for us. If you are only in something for the money, you will soon burn out or thirst for something more. Don’t bury yourself in the sand. Life doesn’t have to be a rut. Open your eyes to the world around you and figure out what makes you happy. Go after it and move forward. Don’t sell yourself short, and reach for the stars in all that you do. The world is full of opportunity and we cannot cloud ourselves with preconceived notions of how things should be. I went to school to be an oral surgeon, but decided that no matter how much money I would make, I would not be happy doing that. I decided there was more to life than being stuck in a job I didn’t enjoy. I don’t make a lot of money today, but I am happy in what I am doing. I enjoy my job and I enjoy the people and acquaintances I have. I enjoy entertaining people and I enjoy the sport of rodeo and team roping. In essence, I have fun doing what I do. Believe me it means a lot. The gentleman that asked me the question that prompted my thinking is not happy doing what he is doing. He is a lost soul searching for happiness. He tends to think that money can bring that to him. I hate to disappoint, but it is only a temporary fix and will not quench his thirst for fulfillment and the true joy of all life has to offer. Don’t get caught in a downward spiral. Stay focused on what is important and move forward in life. The opportunities are out there. All you have to do is keep your chin up and go for it. There is no substitute for happiness and that my friends is just the way it is….. Ben

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SHOOT-OUT FUND UPDATE The Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping is almost here and it is time to “Get Ready!” The Cinch USTRC NFTR will get underway Saturday, October 23, 2010 and will run through October 31. This year team ropers will have the opportunity to rope for lots of cash and prizes. Right now the USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out Fund is at $1,085,000. That is awesome and the Cinch NFTR is the place to be if you are a team roper. So get ready for some awesome payouts at this year’s Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. The USTRC is gearing up for a great Cinch NFTR and you should be, too. Be sure to get practiced up and get your horses ready. The Cinch USTRC National Finals experience will be one you will never forget. Be sure you have everything in order before you head to Oklahoma City, because it is easy to forget to tend to those last minute details. There will be so many things to see and do, plus one team roping event like no other, so make your plans and we will see you there!

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Cinch National Finals of Team Roping Cinch Joins the Jr. Looper Prizeline A year’s supply of jeans will be awarded to the SSG Jr. Looper Championship winners in each age division. They will also receive a Cinch or Cruel Girl bucket with their gift certificate.

USTRC Merchandise Ropers and roping fans! Be sure to visit the USTRC Store at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping to stock up on some great USTRC merchandise!

Congratulations! Our hearty congratulations go out to the five winners in Cinch's Ride to the Finals Sweepstakes after

entries closed on August 31. Each one of these winners will receive from Cinch: • A year’s supply of Cinch Jeans and Shirts • Four-night’s lodging in Oklahoma City • Two VIP horse stalls for four nights • $500 to be applied toward the Finals entry fees of their choice • VIP parking on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds • A VIP Cinch “Goodie Box” Cinch invites you to join them at this year's Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping, October 23-31 in Oklahoma City, the world's largest and richest team roping. And the winners are . . . Jimmie Arrington, Comanche, OK Lee Percivill, China Spring, TX Leigh Carter, Ruidoso, NM Jason Burns, Steamboat Springs, CO James Clark, Greensburg, LA

2011 Season Benefits of Membership With your 2011 Gold Spur Membership, you will receive $1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for the 2011 season. Now, just by purchasing your USTRC membership you will be qualified to participate at a Regional event. Gold Plus members will receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings.

2011 Memberships USTRC cards purchased after September 1, 2010 are good for the remainder of 2010 and all of 2011. They expire on December 31, 2011. A 2010 USTRC card will be mailed to you and you will not receive your 2011 USTRC membership card until mid December of this year.

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BY JOHN FINDLAY

NUMBERS The Age Factor

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ne of the great virtues of our great sport of team roping is the lack of any age threshold. By that I mean there isn’t an age cutoff that prevents anybody from participating in the sport, be it a policy rule or a factor inherent in one’s athletic ability. The ravages of time often preclude many a willing athlete from further participation in a given sport. You just can’t catch up to the fastball anymore or you’ve lost that half step that previously would have prevented that guy from driving right past you on his way to the bucket. As a result, in order to feed that passion you have for your sport, you may be reduced to playing softball or half-court basketball, or becoming sports couch

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potatoes, solutions that are not entirely satisfying. This scenario is particularly true in most rodeo sports. You can only climb up on the back of a bull or a bronc and ride productively for just so many years before hanging up your bull rope, bareback rigging, or bucking saddle permanently. And as for calf ropers, the ground starts getting further and further down the longer you keep at it. Oh, and we don’t heal quite as quickly as we used to. Yes, there are senior rodeos that provide an avenue for the really hard-core elder statesmen but with age, the number of active participants just naturally dwindles. This is just not the case with team roping. Barring injury or bad health, ropers can compete almost as

long as they still have the desire. We all have seen guys in their eighties that can still compete. And even with diminished skills, the nature of our classification system still allows ropers our veterans the opportunity to stay in the game even longer. You may have dropped a number or two, but no one’s going to put you out to pasture. The same can be said for the generational flip-side. Youngsters don’t have to wade through T-ball, Little League, Babe Ruth and so on before they can step on to the big stage. Again, with our classification system, our youth can play the game from as young as 10 years of age. How many sports do you know where an 80-yearold can team up with a 10-year-old and still be competitive? For some reason, I got just that picture in my head a few days ago of a grandfather roping with his grandson. Then that image was followed by this question . . . what is the greatest age difference between ropers that we’ve seen at a roping? Ah, another By the Numbers was born. But as to the answer to the question . . . I found two different teams with an age difference of 73 years. The first occurred back in July of 2005 at the Alabama Championships #8 PickDraw. 82 year-old Clyde Black of Jasper, AL teamed up with 9

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ropers enter? Thank goodness, I’m the numbers man, I quickly pried open the old numbers vault to see what I could find out. The answer was quite remarkable. There is a definite correlation between team age difference in years and the devisions they enter. In fact, it is almost a perfect inverse relationship. But before I explain, let me tell you from where the numbers in all four of the accompanying charts came from. They are based on every team that entered every USTRC sanctioned roping (not including Finals or Regionals) between 2004 and 2009. That, by the way, was over 500,000 teams, so I had a lot of numbers to work with. Chart 1 deals with our age difference question. First I had to determine the age difference of each team. To do that, for each sanctioned roping division, I determined the age of each teammate in the year of each roping and subtracted the youngest age from the oldest. Then I broke them out into five different age difference brackets as indicated at the bottom of the chart teams that were over 30 years different in age, teams that were 21 to 30 years different, etc. The totals for the number of teams by age difference are in Table 1. The number of teams in each age difference

bracket are surprisingly equal with the 0-4, 5-10, and 11-20 brackets all within four percentage points of each other. And even those teams with an over 30 year age difference made up over 10% of the total number of teams. But back to Chart 1. At the left at the bottom of Chart 1 each division is listed. (In 2004 the #8 PickDraw was the #4 PickDraw, the #9 was the #5, the #10 was the #6, etc.) The table under the chart lists the percentages of teams in each division by their age difference in years. Take a look at the column “Over 30” starting at the bottom. Each percentage going up the table is higher than the one below. It ascends just like a ladder. The same is true for 21-30 and 11-20 while the opposite is true for 5-10 and 0-4. In these columns the percentages descend. The numbers are portrayed in the chart itself. The chart is a perfect picture of an “inverse correlation”. What does inverse correlation mean here? It means that the teams in the “Over 30” age difference bracket made up a greater percentage of the total teams entered in the #8 PickDraw than they did in the #9, and then the teams in the “Over 30” age difference bracket, made up a greater percentage of the total teams entered in the #9 than they did in the #10 and so on. The situation is reversed at

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year-old Lukas Taylor of Kinston, AL. The two had never met before but Lukas was looking for a partner and he had roped with Mr. Black’s grandson Dillon. Mr. Black said he would be glad to rope with Lukas and the rest, as they say, is now history. Even at the time Clyde said to Lukas, “We may not be the best out here but there won’t be anybody younger than you or older than me!” And he was more than right. Lukas and Clyde still rope and as a matter of fact, Lukas has been Junior High Champion heeler of Alabama three years running. The second team with a 73 year spread entered up in the #8 PickDraw at the Kansas Championships back in May of 2007. Lawrence Cash of Douglas, KS, 83 at the time, drew 10 year-old Carter Gurrola of Ardmore, OK. They had never roped before together nor knew each other, but as Mr. Cash recalls, “They did pretty good.” Now at age 86, Lawrence Cash is still roping and would be glad to rope with Carter again should they ever get the chance. Well there you have the greatest difference in age but needless to say, we have just about every different age variation you can imagine among our teams. So that led me to another question. Did age difference impact the way in which

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the other end of the age difference bracket scale. The teams in the “0-4” age difference bracket made up a greater percentage of the total teams entered in the Open than they did in the #15, and then the teams in the “0-4” age difference bracket made up a greater percentage of the total teams entered in the #15 than they did in the #13 and so on. If that sounds confusing, let me put it this way. Teams with greater age differences between them lean more towards entering lower number ropings than they do higher number ropings, while teams with lesser age differences lean more towards entering higher than lower number ropings. While this fact is not necessarily surprising, I found it amazing how orderly the pattern was. Charts 2 and 3 look at age from a different vantage point. For these two charts, I took the age of each teammate entered in a sanctioned roping between 2004 and 2009 and determined the average age of the team at the time of the roping.

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For average age I simply added up the two ages of the teammates and divided by two. Then each team was put into one of the corresponding age brackets listed at the bottom of each chart. I have also included TABLE 2 which shows what age bracket all our ropers in these charts fell into in 2009. Keep in mind that the TABLE 2’s time reference is 2009 while the charts cover six years in time. A seventeen-year-old in 2004 would be twenty-three in 2009. So just use the Table as a reference to the general age distribution of roper members. The number of 25-34, 35-44 and 45-54 year-olds are split pretty evenly (22.9%/21.2%/19.7%) followed by the 18-24 and 55-64 year-olds split evenly (12.9%/11.7%) followed by the oldsters and then the youngsters. Again, these figures represent the age of all the ropers that participated in a sanctioned roping between 2004 and 2009 THAT THEY WERE IN 2009. Chart 2 lists the percentage of participants in the #8 PickDraw through the #11 while Chart 3 lists the percentage of participants in the #12 through the Open. As you can see, the distribution by age brackets in lower numbered ropings (#8 #11) were very similar as opposed to Chart 3, the #12 - Open where there were greater discrepancies. There were little more than

three percentage points separating each age bracket in Chart 2 where as much as 20 percentage points differentiated age brackets in Chart 3. What becomes obvious from Chart 3 in particular is that the higher number ropings become dominated by the younger guys. In the Open, for instance, nearly 75% of the players are 18-34 years of age with nearly 50% 25-34 years old. In the #13, 64% are 25-44. Again, it’s not surprising that age is a factor. The closer you get to the professional ranks of the Open and #15. 2534 year olds are going to dominate the upper echelons just like they do in any other sport. They are old enough to have the experience but young enough to be quicker, stronger and faster. At the other end of the spectrum you see that very few of the 55 and over bunch take part in even the #12 and up. Chart #4 tries to throw a little light on the youth conquers all debate. By that I mean the perception among many ropers that the kids win it all. It seems that each time a pair of youngsters win a roping, the grumbling can be heard from the masses that kids are the dollar dominators in the roping arena. Chart 4 does show that there is a little truth to that impression but not to any grand extent. In Chart 4, each colored column CONTINUED ON PAGE 142

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am excited to announce that there is time, it is impossible to know the exact going to be Added Money to each amount of added money that will be Gold Plus division at each Regional available next year because it depends Finals event in 2011. solely on the amount of 2011 Gold Plus I really appreciate all of you who members. That said, if the program had participated in the Gold Plus insurance been in place this year, $15,200 would We have offered several different survey that was emailed to you in July. have been added to each of the seven prizes for the High Point Gold Plus The result of the survey overwhelmingly Regional Gold Plus ropings. Once again, members in the past including, money, indicated that the insurance USTRC thank you for the valuable feedback and saddles, bronze sculptures, and offers to Gold Plus members is, by far, the may you all cash in at next year’s least desired benefit in the Gold Plus program. The majority of you expressed that you already have your own insurance coverage and you felt like you were paying for something you did not need; therefore, we will not automatically include insurance enrollment when you sign up as a 2011 Gold Plus member. The money USTRC allocates towards insurance coverage will instead be contributed as “Added Money” in the Gold Plus division at each Regional Finals in 2011. At this The Utah team of Bradee Hughes and Ramzi Hughes made their trek south worth it after winning the Gold Plus roping at the Southwest Regional Finals in Albuquerque, NM. The team roped four head in 36.76 seconds to win $4,396 in cash, trophy leather briefcases and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Nebraska should be proud of the team of Joey Lange and Cody Rosenthal who claimed this year’s Gold Plus championship at the High Plains Regional Final held in Loveland, CO. They roped solid and finished with a four-head total of 30.97 seconds to win $4,476 in cash, trophy leather briefcases and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 16 / OCTOBER 2010

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anything. If you see me, please do not hesitate to introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting many of you for the first time as well as seeing those of you I already know. I want to take this opportunity to remind you again that two Gold Plus members who rope together and beat the Challenge, held in Barn 6 at the OKC Fairgrounds, each win $3,000 Flex earnings which can be used in any Shoot-Out division at 2010 Cinch NFTR. I have spoken with many of you who are worried you do not have enough Flex Earnings to preenter Shoot-Out divisions so

this is a great opportunity for you. If you decide to enter a Shoot-Out division with Flex Earnings won at the challenge arena, you or your partner are not required to pay a late fee. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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buckles. If you have any thoughts about what you would like to see offered as a bonus award next year, I would like to hear from you. Please feel free to email me at goldplus@ustrc.com with your suggestions. With the 2010 Cinch USTRC NFTR just around the corner, the office has been very busy. By the time you read this, the entries and stall reservations will be closed. The stall confirmations will be mailed to you the week of October 11 and your draw positions will be posted by October 15 at www.ustrc.com. Our goal is to make this the greatest roping event you have ever attended so please do not hesitate to find a staff member if you need

Norm Haaland from Montana teamed up with Beau Hutchison from Idaho and took home a Gold Plus Championships from the Northwest Regional Finals held in Winnemucca, NV. They finished with a four-head total of 37.77 seconds to win $2,684 in cash, trophy leather briefcases and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Mike Sibley and Rickie LeBlanc II claimed their share of the big winnings at the Southeast Regional Finals in Tunica, MS. They took home the Gold Plus championship after roping four head in 36.52 seconds. The win earned them $5,118 in cash, trophy leather briefcases and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. s s PHOTO BY 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

The Kansas Team of Clay Louderback and Kingston Chang roped four head in 33.11 seconds to win the Gold Plus roping at the Chisholm Trail Classic. The great time earned them $3,854 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 17

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GOLD PLUS continued

The husband and wife team of Paula and Bob Knudsen took advantage of their roping skills at the Mountaineer Classic in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The duo won the Gold Plus after roping four head in 38.08 seconds and won $1,674 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Taking home the Gold Plus championship at the Central States Showdown was the team of Ryan Leatherwood and Charlie Madison. Their four-head total of 33.27 seconds earned them $3,102 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Bob Crosthwaite and Cody Soffel scored big at the Dally for Dinosaurs in Vernal, Utah. They roped four head in 45.98 seconds to win the Gold Plus roping and took home $960 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Lelan Nishek and Zanga Schutte roped their way to a Gold Plus victory at The Island Championships. The Hawaiian team roped four head in 38.75 seconds to pocket $1,292 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 18 / OCTOBER 2010

Roping in the cool mountain air of Flagstaff, Arizona, the team of Shayne Luttrell and Joey Rezzonico claimed the Gold Plus championship at the Pine County Classic over Labor Day Weekend. They roped four head in 32.14 seconds to secure the win and took home $2,494 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

US OPEN ROPING 2009 USTRC National Champions

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Jake Kropik & Wade Clayton

steers. The top twenty teams would come back for a sixth steer in the final short go round. As the afternoon unfolded a very interested and involved audience cheered, as they immersed themselves in USTRC Open team roping. As the roping progressed and the top twenty teams made themselves known everyone was pretty confident the remaining twenty would be unsurpassed. In a roping such as this it took more than talent to get to this point. Every run was a calculated and analyzed commitment. Tension mounted when the short go round got underway. The air was so thick with it you could almost sever it with a knife. Every single team in the top twenty contenders wanted part of the action. Only 3.5 seconds separated the fifth high back team and the first high team back. “Scrunch down in your seats, folks,” the announcer said. “And hang on for the ride.” All top twenty teams were about to name their poison. Arizona team ropers Derrick Begay and Cesar DeLa Cruz were the third high team back going into the short go round.

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here is a unique sort of attraction to an Open team roping. There comes with it a certain group of recognizable names. The names change but the talent is impeccable and the competition always fierce. The names recognizable or not are indicative of a caliber of roper that is not only envied, copied and worshipped but one that displays with calm assurance the skills needed to fall under the label of “Best in the Business!” Perhaps the most notable thing overall is, Open ropers are extremely good. They are the best in this business called team roping for several reasons. They are the best because it is the standard they have set for themselves. It is the bar they strive to reach beyond each and every day. They handle pressure, they rope with a specific focus and goal in mind, they all want to win and they know how to deal the deck to make it happen. This elite group labeled US Open Roper know how to stipulate and direct the circumstances, set up the game boards and play the game. Competition is fierce and although they are most caring and supportive they will take a win from you like taking candy from a baby. What they do best of all is rope and they do it aggressively and with intense focus. When the US Open Championships kicked off during the 2009 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping it played to an almost packed house of team roping fans and enthusiasts in the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum. The air was electric with excitement as fifty-nine teams came together, exhibiting an excellent paradigm of the best team ropers in the sport. Focused on a total payout of $253,800, Martin Trophy saddles, Gist gold buckles, Tony Lama boots and Western Horseman Framed Collector’s Prints, and a National Championship it was no wonder the air was steaming with electricity. The hottest game in town was about to get hotter. Each of the fifty-nine teams would be roping five head of

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They quickly moved into the driver’s seat when they roped their short round steer and posted a time of 7.33. However, the pair would continue to look behind them. Texas ropers, Jake Kropik and Wade Clayton were not to be outdone. As the second high team back in the short go round the pair needed an 8.56 or better to move Begay and DeLa Cruz. They knew what they needed to do, they knew how to do it and if pressure was an issue you couldn’t define it or discern what it might have been. The music began to build and when Kropik nodded for the steer the crowd sucked in air and held it. With a calculated snag on the heels Clayton went to the horn and when the flag dropped the pair had roped their short go round steer in 7.25. They had nailed it to the wall and the lead in the roping became their accolade. Only one team remained. However, Kropik and Clayton never gave it another thought nor did they look back. They were perfectly content to savor and cherish second place and a guaranteed paycheck of $47,400. It was nothing to sneeze at and you didn’t complain or admonish a blessing. The pair rode out the back alleyway pleased and satisfied they had done the best they could do. They had roped right and it showed. The shock came when the high call back team in the short go round, Aaron Tsinigine and Brock Hanson failed to make a qualified run. The crowd stood in disbelief. It was then and only then that Kropik and Clayton began to actually grasp what had occurred. One second is never long enough and seven seconds can seem like a lifetime. Unexpectedly, in a mere matter of seconds Kropik and Clayton had achieved the ultimate. Their paycheck had just become $86,000 and the prize line was theirs for the taking. “This is the most money either of us has 22 / OCTOBER 2010

ever won,” Clayton said shyly as his hands shook. “To win the US Open Roping is unbelievable. As a team we didn’t really have a game plan,” he struggled for words. “I know what he is going to do and he knows what I am going to do. We have been roping together a long time and this is the greatest thing for both of us.” “I guess the main thing you have to remember is to never ever give up,” Kropik commented. “The cattle were great. We drew really well and both of us just wanted to make some really good solid runs and hope things came together. We were glad to win second but first is unbelievable.” Staying on top of the action is what keeps any roper competitive. When the dirt settled and the money was counted the US Open Championships had two new heroes. As the crowd dispersed and the music resounded “And Then There Was One” the team of Jake Kropik and Wade Clayton—the US Open Champions at the 2009 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. n

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Winning Reactions o be a winner, you have to react to situations that are constantly changing. Sometimes at a school I will say, “Didn’t you see that steer coming into you?” and my student will say, “Yes, but I didn’t know what to do.” In this article, I want to go through some things that are going to happen to you sometime in your career and what you need to do when it happens. Number one and most dangerous for headers is when a steer comes left in front of you. What should you do? The best way to react is to put more weight in your left stirrup and widen your horse out to the left. A lot of times the header

picks up on the reins and tries to slow his horse up, so this slows his feet up and he still lets the steer cross in front of the horse. You want to move left as your first reaction. Also, as you get left and rope him, you need to make sure and check on your heeler so you don’t run off and leave him. Depending on how much the steer comes into you, you’re going to have to come back a little more than usual to keep control on your steer. As for heelers, when a steer moves left you need to move with him so you

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Photo 2 maintain your haze and width to hit your entry. Also, remember you need to really ride and hustle to find the end of the corner and get around behind steers that go left. On the left wall, heelers also need to be aware that when this type of steer comes back up the left wall you have to hold your slack and keep it tight on the legs, because most often they will come inside and it’s easy to slip a leg. You have to train yourself to react properly with mental training. You must Photo 1 rehearse these scenarios in your mind, so when they happen you react. I have learned these things on the road of hard knocks such as when I would slip a leg because I didn’t hold up my slack long enough. Then I’d have to drive home 20 hours and work for my dad hauling lumber until I could get more entry fees. The great thing about this is that I learned mental imaging, because as I hauled those 2x6’s I would see myself holding that slack and coming tight on two feet. I found that if you do this, the next time you run into that situation, you’ll react properly by being prepared with mental imaging. The next situation is a steer that goes right. When a steer goes right you need to make sure that you push your left hand to the steer and rock a little weight into the right stirrup. Also, keep your left hand pushed to the horns in your delivery to let your loop get to him. Keep your elbow up and

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Photo 3 roll your thumb down in your swing to keep a lot on your rope. Rope him down around the eyes so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wave it off, and pull your slack tight. When a steer is on the right wall or going right, make sure and throttle him down if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running hard and give him time in the corner because your heeler has to have dropped back out of the way of the steer on the right wall. If the steer is slow donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t set the steer in the hole. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want your heeler to run over him. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really easy to go down the arena in this situation, make sure to work your way back up to your 80 degree angle back up the arena like Speed Williams says to do. As for heelers who face steers who want to run to the right wall or when a steer starts right you need to widen as the steer comes right, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to yell at him to try to stop his approach. When a steer comes to the

right, you need to really keep your horse in your hand to stop from running over him. You need to match the speed of the steer in the corner. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pinched off on the right wall, drop back one horse length to allow the header to come in to rope. When the header ropes him, move your horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head over so you can see the steerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hind legs as he is hopping up the arena. Continue moving your horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head and controlling your speed so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run over the steer through the corner. Also, make sure you maintain a view of the steerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legs going up the right fence and all the way around the corner. If you would like to see these lessons in video form go to PowerTeamRoping.com. Your Friend, Rickey Green Romans 12:2

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hree more Cruel Girl Regional Champions were crowned during the month of August, extending the honors for what is now becoming a long history of Cruel Girl title holders. The makers of the world’s most popular Western lifestyle jeans, Rocky Mountain Clothing, has been saluting each of our seven annual Regional Cruel Girls, plus the Cinch USTRC National Finals Cruel

Macy Fuller receives her awards from Keith Mundee, Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. Vice President

Girl Champions and the season-long Cruel Girl money earners for this, its eighth year. Each Cruel Girl Regional Champ received $750 in cash plus some Cruel Girl jeans and the pride in knowing they have joined a pantheon of all-time great Cruel Girl Champions. Of the three August Cruel Girl winners, two were past champions with one newcomer. The newcomer, I have a feeling, will also be a multiple winner within a few years. Macy Fuller, a seventeen-year-old home-schooled high school senior from Clarkston, WA, was the Northwest Regional Finals

Champion (August 26-29 in Winnemucca, NV). She gained the title on the strength of a second-place finish in the Average of the #10 Shoot-Out with Herb Smith (Meridian, ID). That placement netted her $2,482 in cash. Macy was happy to earn the championship with Herb, one of her roper father, Mike’s, old buddies. But to prove this win wasn’t a fluke, Macy was also 13th in the Average of the #12 Shoot-Out with Lyndy Williams (Blackfoot,ID) and 9th in the Average of the #9 Preliminary with Bradin Porter (Spring Creek, NV). Neither of these

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placements earned her any money but it did pad her Flex Earnings purse. To get a feel for why Macy might become a multiple champion, in addition to her performance at Winnemucca, it would be a good idea to look at her young resume: • Three time Washington State High School Rodeo All-Around Champion • Three time Washington State High School Rodeo Goat Tying Champion • Two time Washington State High School Rodeo Breakaway Champion • 2009 National High School Finals Rodeo Reserve All-Around Champion where she was 4th in Pole Bending and 7th in Team Roping On top of all this, her horse earned Reserve Horse-of-the-Year honors at the 2009 NHSFR. So if you think this young lady isn’t going to win any more titles in her roping/rodeo career, then Walt Woodard doesn’t know how to heel. And just to make sure she has the proper credentials to achieve roping success, she cut off the tip of her finger heeling at Lasso del Sol Heidi Durant-Payne with husband Guy and dog Bear

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a couple years ago. That just about gives her the keys to the kingdom, doesn’t it? Our LoneStar Regional Finals Cruel Girl Champion (August 5-9, Waco, TX) is a repeat winner although not technically a repeat Cruel Girl Regional Champion. Shelly Granzin was our 2006 season-long champion when she gathered in over $80,000 during the year. Her big check that year was at the PDL Invitational in Reno where she pocketed $50,000 roping with the late Manuel Gonzales but another thirty grand on top of that is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, since 2005, Shelly has earned over $135,000. Numbers like this easily put her in the top ranks of not just lady ropers but all ropers. It was placing first in the Average of the #9 Shoot-Out with Forrest Fisher (Navasota, TX) where she earned $6,447 that catapulted her to the LoneStar Regional title. Equally adept on both sides of a steer, she was heeling for Forrest for this win that solidifies her status as one of the premier lady heelers in the nation. When she’s not lining her purse in the arena, Shelly can be found at the Equifitness Rehabilitation Center in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Equifitness was designed to assist in the rehabilitation and conditioning of equine athletes. Shelly has been serving as a key member of their staff now for seven years with hands-on experience in post operative and conditioning programs for horses utilizing two types of water therapy, the HydroHorse™ treadmill system and a traditional swimming pool. In addition she manages Cowboy Country, a boarding facility for college kids and their horses. With 43 kids, 86 horses and a pen full of roping steers, it’s amazing Shelly has time to be as successful as she’s been going down the roping road. But, as she says, she wouldn’t trade her life for all the gold in California (although she’s working on that). But luckily, she’s got a brand new truck to get around in on her 28 / OCTOBER 2010

Shelly Granzin

many travels. Ahh, she won that, too, as the high point champion at Salado back in November. Shelly will be in that truck heading north from Bryan to Oklahoma City in October to try to add to her prize collection. For sure she will be in the Cruel Girl Championship where one of her partners will be another former LoneStar Cruel Girl Champ, Shea Durbin. She’s got enough Flex Earnings for lots of Shoot-Out spots and was still sifting through the possibilities at this writing. Her last words were to make sure she thanked Cactus Ropes for their years of support and assistance. Our final Cruel Girl Regional Finals Champion is the former Heidi Durant now Payne, recently of Capitan, NM. For reasons that escape many West Coasters, she gave up the life as a Southern California glitteratti and followed a team roper/cowboy out to the wilds of New Mexico where at present she doesn’t even have a house to live in! The team roper/cowboy is Guy Payne, a handsome dude according to Heidi, who is, as the Glen Campbell tune proclaims, a lineman for the county. That means he works for the electric utility Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)

and the county is Lincoln. Lincoln County, you know, John Wayne as Chisum fighting in the Lincoln County Wars with Billy the Kid, et. al.? This is the place and life Guy drug the former Hollywood actress (Reasonable Doubts TV Show starring Mark Harmon and Marlee Matlin) off to. Big culture shift. But it’s not like Heidi is new to New Mexico for it has been at Albuquerque’s Southwest Regional Finals that she has won her Cruel Girl titles, this year and back in 2007. So New Mexico has been verry, verry good to Heidi. This year she was 3rd in the Average of the #9 Shoot-Out with Johnny Cox (Alto, NM) and 4th in the Average of the #11 Shoot-Out with Cody Wilson (Capitan, NM) for a tidy total of $4,206. She plans on roping with these guys at the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping and right now, their track record looks pretty good. Johnny adds another riding credential to the mix, he was aboard Mr. Kid Charge back in 1971 when he won the All-American Futurity in Ruidoso with a winning purse of over $750,000. So winning big money is not new to Johnny and he and Heidi will hope to add to that total in October. All three of these ladies will be gunning for more titles in Oklahoma City. Macy and Heidi will be seeking a Cruel Girl Championship along with its extra $2,000 in cash, a year’s supply of Cruel Girl jeans and some really nice Martin Cruel Girl Trophy saddles. In addition to that championship, Shelly is the running for the 2010 season title for the most earnings as she currently stands in third place and some sizable ShootOut checks could easily put her in first. That would mean a beautiful Martin Cruel Girl Trophy saddle as well. Less than $5,000 separates the Top Four at present and a good win could easily earn $5,000 or much more. Those Top Four are Janet Mickelson, Barrie Smith, Jacque Woolman and Shelly.

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Managing Foundered Feet with Trimming

The usual consequence is deformed feet, and in layman’s terms we say the horse has foundered. Ponies and certain horses (such as “easy keepers” or horses that have metabolic problems like insulin resistance, thyroid problems or Cushing’s syndrome) are especially prone to founder, especially when allowed to overeat on grass pasture. Dr. Tina Cassar, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, recently researched founder and worked with a laminitic pony to try to alleviate extremely crippled feet. “One of my clients had seen this pony while driving by a pasture, and he was almost always lying down. If he was up, he was obviously very crippled, having a hard time when trying to walk to water. At one point the pony hadn’t moved from the spot he was in, for 24 hours. It was summer and he wasn’t even getting up to walk to water. My client talked with the owners and they agreed to give her the pony. I went with her to pick up the pony in her trailer, since I am her friend as well as her vet. She thought we’d have to put him to sleep. I took a look at him and thought we might be able to save him,” says Cassar. She took x-rays of the feet and examined the pony thoroughly. “His general health didn’t seem bad. Our main priority was to evaluate the condition and viability of his feet. After seeing the xrays I felt we had something we could work with. The bone inside the foot didn’t look too bad, even though the alignment was completely off since the hooves were so overgrown,” she says. The next step was to start the pony on medical therapy for pain relief and to help with blood supply, giving him anti-

by Heather Smith Thomas Laminitis (inflammation of the laminae—disrupting the interface between the inner sensitive tissues of the foot and the outer insensitive hoof wall) is the sequel to any kind of systemic disease that adversely affects blood flow to the feet. This often results in loosening of the attachments between the bone and the hoof, allowing the coffin bone to dip or drop. 32 / OCTOBER 2010

One of the first x-rays of the Foundered pony prior to the farriers trimming

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inflammatories and other medications. “We lined up a farrier and met with him, and used a digital x-ray system in which we could take a picture and put it up on the screen immediately—so we could know whether to trim the feet more or not, based on the x-rays. This really helped,” says Cassar. This enabled them to see whether they needed to take any more hoof horn off one side or a toe or heel. “The first trimming was remarkable. The feet looked so much better than we thought we could get, after just one trimming. We didn’t want to be too aggressive with the first trim because we didn’t want to make the pony more sore. The farrier did a great job. After the first trimming, we knew from the x-rays that the feet weren’t perfect, and would never be perfect, but we didn’t want to take off any more hoof at that point,” she explains. “We deliberately left the feet like that, so as not too take off too much too soon. His feet didn’t get that overgrown in a day, and we wouldn’t be able to correct it in just one day, so we weren’t going to trim him back that abruptly. We did the best we could without making him sore,” she added. “Actually, after that first trimming he wasn’t very sore at all. Mechanically he was walking much better. We trimmed him again three weeks later, again using the x-rays to guide us. The third time, another three weeks later, he did get a little sore afterward, and it took him about a week to bounce back from that trimming, to walk without soreness. After every trimming we’d always increase the amount of bute we gave him, since we’d cut back on it previously. We anticipated that he’d get a bit sore from the trimming. But after that he’s stayed very comfortable. The feet after three trimmings were in good shape, as close to normal as we thought we would get,” says Cassar. The pony continued to do well with regular trimmings. “He can walk and trot and is definitely what we would call pasture sound. He is happy and comfortable out walking around, nibbling grass,” she says.

The hind feet are became very close to normal but the damage to the front feet could not be completely reversed because they had been deformed for so long. “He walks a little crooked, rolling the foot over the outside edge a little. The farrier still works on him every three or four weeks because if we let him go any longer than that, the feet get worse and start to get their banana shape again, adds Cassar.” Working with the pony to get him comfortable again was very rewarding to both Dr. Tina Cassar and her client . “When I initially got the phone call, my client told me she’d just gotten ownership of the pony and was quite depressed about his condition and thought euthanasia would be the best thing. It went from that to, ‘well, let’s have a look, get a farrier, work together and trim the feet and see what we have.’ It was very rewarding to see there was hope.” The pony obviously had chronic laminitis for some time. In addition to being neglected (not trimmed for a long time) this was the main reason his feet had grown deformed. The former owners said they’d had a farrier look at the feet, and that he told them there wasn’t anything that could be done for them, and being naïve horsemen, they didn’t try anything further. The pony has been on a regular trimming schedule since the original corrections in late fall, 2007, and is doing very well. “He leads a fairly normal life and his feet are trimmed about once a month. He still is a bit crooked on one front foot and the toes of his feet still want to point up—and that’s how they try to grow. If he wasn’t being trimmed regularly his feet would go right back into problems again. Keeping on top of it, at least once a month, is the key to keeping him sound and comfortable, since he is now completely medication-free. He’s been off medication since the first three months of therapy,” she says. The trimming efforts definitely worked to salvage this pony. Cassar feels that this type of gradual trim would also work to improve the feet and comfort level of many foundered horses. n

X-ray of the Foundered pony’s hoof after the farrier trimmed him the first time.

One of the final x-rays of the Foundered pony’s foot after several trimming form the farrier.

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here has to be a certain comfort zone for Lipan, Texas heeler Jade Corkill going into the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. He has definitely secured an ace in the hole. The obvious fact? Corkill is the man to beat for the 2010 Open Tour Championship season. For Corkill the good news is, no way can anyone move him from his first place spot even if they tried. Corkill has clinched the $10,000 bonus as the weeks counting down to the Cinch NFTR have unfolded. He has that win tucked snugly under his belt and doesn’t have to spend any time looking over his shoulder. It is one bonus he doesn’t have to worry about and one he sure doesn’t have to lose any sleep over. It is already in the bank. Corkill currently leads the pack with 147 points, followed by heeler Buddy Hawkins in the second place position with 103 points. Undoubtedly, one could pretty much assume Corkill is looking at the ten thousand dollar bonus as a safety net and nice addition to his bank account going into the Cinch NFTR. Securing the win up front more or less provides a nicely positioned cushion for some great team roping during the US Open at the Cinch NFTR. Corkill has taken the year by storm and one tends to wonder if he set out to do that or if he had a specific game plan in mind. Regardless, it all seems to have come together for him, working to his advantage no matter how he implemented his strategy. Leading the pack for the 2010 Header Open Tour Championship is Bartlett, Kansas cowboy, Gable 34 / OCTOBER 2010

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Hilderbrand. He also has a pretty safe and secure lead to take home the bonus ahead of second-place header, Chad Masters. Hilderbrand is holding first place with 138 points against Masters’ one hundred points with a little less than thirty days to go before the Cinch National Finals gets under way. Both men, Corkill and Hilderbrand, stand out not only as the obvious 2010 US Open Tour Champions but as both holding their positions from a secure record of accomplishment as the Cinch NFTR gets underway at the end of the month. That kind of security must, indeed, provide a bit of added incentive, knowing they can rope without worry. Does it take the pressure off? Probably not! However, both ropers are very competitive and competent and both seem to have made a commitment to focus on the US Open Tour in some form or fashion. Sometimes it happens unintentionally and just works out but other times it is actually a devised plan of some kind and who is to say how or why it works? One thing is for certain, as the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping opens up Corkill and Hilderbrand will be primed and cocked to put their best competitive foot forward and rope like the fierce competitors they are. If you plan to watch, give the 2010 Open Tour Champions a close look. Both Jade Corkill and Gable Hilderbrand pretty much know what they want and how to go about making dreams come true. n

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By Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland

PHOTO BY DAVID STOCKLEIN

A star runner can run without a designer pair of track shoes, but the designer shoes can improve the runner’s performance. A top baseball player may catch a fly ball, but he’ll feel more comfortable using his own familiar glove, one that fits his hand perfectly. On the other hand, if you gave those designer track shoes or that custom glove to someone who hasn’t honed his or her skills, it won’t make a difference. A great athlete will always accomplish the task at hand, but the right equipment serves to enhance the performance. It’s the same in the world of horses and competition. Technique, experience and knowledge can never be replaced by equipment, but they can be enhanced. It would be nice if you could walk into a tack store and buy the perfect bit that would enable you to train your horse the right way. Of course, it doesn’t work this way. Listening to a sales person or reading a catalog description may reveal what a piece of equipment can offer, if used properly, but we know deep inside that even if we have the right equipment, we still have to have the horsemanship skills to do the job. Growing up around a lot of talented horsemen, I saw that even though they didn’t all have the best “designer” tack, they were still very effective. Given the difference, I do believe that choosing the right tack and equipment is very important and plays a role in enhancing our horses’ ability, as well as our own. That said, I’d like to share what kind of equipment I prefer and why. Everyone has his or her preferences, so I can only tell what works for me and how I’ve found it either helps or hinders the horse.

There are so many choices when it comes to saddles. The foundation of any saddle is the tree and this is where you’ll find a great deal of difference from saddle to saddle. Some saddle makers have companies that make their own trees, but many others use standard “stock” trees, and this can restrict their ability to design a saddle to fit a specific horse. There are a lot of pretty saddles that don’t fit properly. A roping saddle needs to fit the horse not only when he is traveling in a straight line, but when he’s bending, ducking and turning. A properly-fitting saddle tree will have enough flare through the scapula and shoulders that the bars of the saddle won’t press and pinch these areas, no matter how the horse is moving. Be aware of the sweat pattern across the horse’s back when you untack your horse; an uneven pattern is a good indication your saddle doesn’t fit correctly. When it comes to saddle seats, I prefer to be close to horse’s back. The lower you are to the horse’s back, the more balance and stability you have. If your seat has a lot of build up and padding, this puts you higher off the horse’s back, which negatively affects your center of balance. 36 / OCTOBER 2010

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A good saddle pad will enhance the fit of the saddle but it won’t make an ill-fitting saddle fit correctly. I like a lot of reinforcement on the pad up around the scapula area since this is where most of the pressure is applied when roping a steer. If I’m using two pads, I want one to be very thin. Too much pad will lift the saddle too high off the horse’s back, and cause it to rock. You’ll end up having to tighten the cinch too much and this can cause other problems. When it comes to material, I like pads made of natural fibers: wool or felt. I prefer a contoured pad designed to fit the horse’s back. I always pull the pad up into the gullet of the saddle so air can reach the horse’s back.

It’s a must to use a roper’s cinch. Even when I’m not roping, I’ll use a roper’s cinch because I think the design with the wide middle of the cinch helps relieve pressure under the horse’s belly. I like natural materials, but also think some of the synthetic materials have greatly improved over the last few years. Whatever material you use, make sure the cinch is clean and that it fits the horse so that the buckles on both sides are placed well above the horse’s elbows. While we’re on the subject of cinches, I’ve found that leather latigos are always superior to nylon. These red leather latigos are made of a stretchy leather that expands and contracts as the horse breathes and moves. Nylon latigos can gall or sore a horse because they actually interfere with the horse’s breathing since there is no elasticity when the horse inhales and exhales.

I like to use a breast collar, especially on a heading horse. But it’s important to choose a collar that doesn’t compromise the horse’s breathing when he lowers his head. In the past, the way some breast collars were designed caused them to cut off the horse’s wind because they pressed into the chest. Even when your collar is properly adjusted, you should undo it when you aren’t working. This way there’s no chance of the collar pressing against the horse’s airway when he drops his head to relax or take a drink.

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Although tie-downs have become very common tools in the arena, when I was growing up on a ranch, a tie-down was a no-no. I’ve seen a cow or bull get a horn caught in a tie-down in close quarters and cause a bad wreck. I’ve also known a branch to snag a tie-down when you’re riding in rough country. Since I’ve grown more in the team-roping arena, I’ve seen you can enhance some horses with a tie-down, but only if it’s used to help the horse lean into pressure on the corners, and SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 37

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absorb the jerk. I don’t feel a tie-down should be used simply to keep the horse’s head lowered. If you’re going to use one, it shouldn’t be too loose, and needs to be adjusted so the horse is comfortable with it. I prefer a leather noseband tie-down because the vertical flexion and softness of the horse’s headset is not taught by a tie-down. My basic foundation of how the horse carries his head is accomplished well before a tie-down ever enters the picture. I don’t use a tie-down in the beginning when teaching a horse to rope, but slowly introduce it as we pick up the speed. Whenever I first put a tie–down on a horse, I’ll put the horse in a round pen without a bridle and drive him both ways so he learns to give to the tie-down and not fight it. Any chance I get when I’m not roping, I’ll unclip the tie-down so I can consistently work on my horse’s softness and flexion.

My preference is for leather reins without snaps. In my opinion, snaps may be convenient, but they can fail. In addition, I think a metal snap attached to the bit carries vibration into the horse’s mouth and teeth, which can cause him to start chomping and chewing. I like to have a release knot on the rein so it’s easy to un-do and put back on quickly.

There’s an old saying, “The greatest bit to use is the bit of knowledge,” and I find this to be true. There are so many bits on the market today and they promise many different things. Certain bits can be advantageous, depending on your style of training. For example, if you aren’t doing a lot of lateral flexion, you can get by with a straight bit. If you do a lot of flexion and bending, you will have more success with a broken bit (snaffle). Someone who uses two hands more than one hand will also have more success with a broken bit. When someone asks me what I use, I always get a horse broke and handling well in a snaffle first. Even after I introduce a curb bit, I will still go back to a snaffle when I warm up or am casually riding, not competing. When I go into the curb bit, I have twice as much feel and much more accuracy with leverage. The progression I use is the D-ring snaffle, then into an Argentine snaffle mouthpiece shank bit, and then a short-shanked correction bit (curb). As my horse advances on, I can start lengthening the shanks on my bit. All my training is done the same, except once the horse is in a leverage bit. In this case I am using my pushing rein (neck rein) more than the pulling rein. I always want to be sure the horse’s nose is to the inside of the turn or circle. You can never overemphasize when training the basics. The horse’s longevity and effective use over his lifespan is all due to how well you implement the basics. Everyone has a favorite bit, but at the end of the day, a good horseman or woman can operate and get the job done with just about anything. That’s because they’re relying on their horsemanship skill, not their equipment. When we finally understand that stiffness and fight are detected through the horse’ body, not his mouth, we can learn to be more effective with our legs. This is because the horse’s mouth and neck will soften once we take care of the stiffness through his body. 38 / OCTOBER 2010

I think it’s a good standard practice to use leg protection, and on my roping horses I use split boots and bell boots. For a heel horse, I use protective boots on the hind legs, too. Although it depends on the individual horse, for some I may only use bell boots. To me, bell boots are a must because of the horse’s extension. If a horse overreaches, he can pull off a shoe, or even injure himself by tearing into the bulb of the hoof. There are a lot of synthetic protective leg protection options, but I find that synthetic materials create heat and shouldn’t be on the horse more than an hour or two at a time. Especially in the summer, synthetic materials can really heat up, so I like to take the boots off as soon as possible to air out the legs. I’ve found cotton polo wraps offer protection, and will breathe, keeping the leg cooler than a synthetic boot. However, polo wraps must be applied correctly or they can cause harm. A boot or polo wrap put on incorrectly is ten times worse than having nothing on at all. Many people don’t put them on properly, and dirt and sand can get in and grind against the horse’s tendons, and create heat.

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There are several adjustments I always make once I’ve roped my first steer and before I rope the next one. Even if I’m going to compete again within a short period of time, I get off my horse, I loosen both cinches and unbuckle the breast collar. I unclip my tie-down and take off the splint boots to let air get to the legs. Even when you’re using excellent equipment that is correctly applied and fits your horse, take the time to think about your horse’s comfort. After all, he’s your team mate and you want him to be as eager to compete as you are.

Chris Cox & Rich Skelton Team Roping and Horsemanship Clinic Mineral Wells, Texas Diamond Double C Ranch November 19-21, 2010

Born in Florida and ranch-raised in Australia, Chris Case, live on the Diamond Double C Ranch in Mineral Wells, returned to the United States in 1986 to make a career of Texas. Chris travels around the world appearing at expos, working with horses. Years of working horseback on the conducting clinics and horsemanship demonstrations. His ranch near Queensland gave Chris a healthy respect for the “Come Ride the Journey’ tour takes him to cities across the horse’s ability and intelligence, and helped U.S. each year. This two-time Road to the him develop his own methods of Horse Champion offers horsemanship individualized training. courses and roping clinics at his Texas Active in the cutting horse world as both ranch, and has a regular horsemanship a trainer and competitor, Chris has trained a program on RFD-TV. variety of breeds for different disciplines. He Western Horseman has released “Ride also loves to rope, having been into calf the Journey,” by Chris Cox with Cynthia roping in the past, and in more recent years, McFarland, a 225-page book packed with team roping. He participates in the Reno step-by-step exercises and color photos Invitational each year and plans to host an that details Chris’ practical methods annual invitational roping at his own ranch. PHOTO BY DAVID STOCKLEIN and training techniques. Visit He will also be holding horsemanship clinics for team ropers www.chris-cox.com or call Chris Cox Horsemanship Company designed to prevent and solve problems with rope horses and at 1-888-81-HORSE for information on upcoming clinic and to help riders better maintain the competition rope horse. course dates, expo appearances, equipment, books and Chris and his wife, Barbara, and their children, Charley and training DVDs.

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his new pickup and the tractor used to disk his arena. He could see the new roping chutes that he could build, the new roof for his saddle barn and even the panels replaced in his return alley. There was so much potential and so many possibilities. The Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping was every team roper’s ultimate dream. Tumlinson shook his head again and when he did his horse side stepped and the rope dropped from the saddle horn to the ground. Tumlinson stepped out of his saddle and

knelt on the ground to collect his rope. His horse nuzzled his collar and a shiver caused his skin to prickle. “If only my heeling was one hundred percent,” Tumlinson thought. “If only I could win it all.” Suddenly a shout interrupted his contemplation. It was his roping partner, Carter. “Come on,” Carter hollered. “We have a Finals to practice for.” His voice trailed off in the breeze. Tumlinson wished for Carter’s confidence and assurance. Again an image blurred Tumlinson’s mind. Oklahoma City in October was the USTRC’s velvet event. The food, the fellowship, the lodgings, the sights, the entertainment, the excitement, the thrill of victory and, of course, the agony of defeat and a whole gamut of emotions and challenges coupled with winning and losing. Oklahoma City during the Finals had

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L FINALS OF TEAM ROPING Arena but throughout the city as well. Good food, good roping and lots of fun and entertainment plus a whole array of activities are planned through the week. Oklahoma City rolls out the red carpet for USTRC ropers and their families as the Finals unfolds. During the nine days of the Cinch USTRC National Finals ropers can visit the booths, see the Cowboy Hall of Fame, shop for pickups and trailers, roping dummies and equine and roping equipment. Oklahoma City’s spirited environment coupled with its deep Western heritage makes this destination one steeped in culture and adventure. With treasure-filled museums, various arts and entertainments, ropers will find the possibilities in the city are infinite. The lively atmosphere during the Cinch NFTR and the Western charm provides the perfect backdrop for ropers attending the Finals. Wonderful restaurants such as Bricktown, The

Stockyards (i.e. Cattleman’s Steakhouse), East Wharf, and Pasco offer some very unique dining. Activities for young and old alike abound all through the city and there are parks and getaway places that will help you unwind and relax. With a downtown urban renaissance and shimmering riverfront ropers and their families can discover the wonders of the world and the comforts of home all organized and displayed in one unique area. The city offers a charm all its own and the people make it happen. “Hey, Tumlinson, hey man. Tumlinson!” Carter finally screamed. “Hey man, are you in there? What is it with you today?” Tumlinson stuttered a bit and said, “I was just thinking about the Finals. I really do want to go. I just can’t get it out of my mind.” With an almost dazed glaze in his eyes Tumlinson looked toward his trailer. Was that a brand new truck he saw hooked up over there? It could be! s s

it all. It tapped into your emotions and inner being and the spectrum of emotions from tears to uncoupled joy made team roping worth all the hard work, expense, frustration and discipline needed to make it all come together. Everyone was a winner in the sport in some form or fashion be it hero, mentor, champion, teacher, guide, tutor or advisor. The sport grabbed hold of you and wouldn’t let go. Carter hollered again and Tumlinson stepped into his saddle and swung his leg over the cantle. “We can do this,” Tumlinson muttered. “The opportunity is there for us just like it is there for everyone else. Tumlinson trotted his horse to the arena as Carter finished loading the steers. “Hey, man,” Carter laughed. “Let’s rope! The Finals are coming and I can’t wait.” Oklahoma City offers it all during Finals Week in October. The possibilities are endless not only in the Fairgrounds

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f you’ve ever had the need to feel wanted, then the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping will definitely fit the bill. From USTRC staff providing a warm smile and welcome advice to the waitress at your favorite eatery, ropers will soon experience one of the greatest events in the Western lifestyle industry. While the good citizens of Oklahoma City have grown somewhat accustomed to “big rigs” heading into town for a number of its prestigious equine events, the AQHA World Championship Show and the NRHA Futurity to mention a couple, it’s the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR) that really stirs their blood and brings with it the high speed action and recognized professionals that make the sport one of the most watched in the country. The sport itself is certainly one that this state, whose history is deeply rooted in the cowboy, finely bred horses and good cattle, can relate to, but it can also relate to what many cities in the country are desperate for . . . economic stimulus. In 2009, the NFTR netted a $33 million economic impact for Oklahoma City, according to a July 2010 article in The Oklahoman, and that impact is a growing one for the City, which has grabbed the AQHA Youth World Championship Show away from another well-known equine event city, Fort Worth, Texas. According to the article, horse shows have been a resilient source of tourism for Oklahoma, even in recent tough economic times. The shows are recession-resistant, State Fair Park General Manager Tim O’Toole said, in part because of the quality of the shows and Oklahoma’s reputation as a destination for horse trainers. “The majority of the shows we have here are large regional, national, or international final shows,” O’Toole said. “Not only is it a passion, these shows are 44 / OCTOBER 2010

the ultimate; whether you’re a team roper or in AQHA, you want to come to Oklahoma and participate in the championship. People earn that right.” The quantity and quality of shows put on in State Fair Park have earned the state, “the unofficial title of the horse show capital of the world,” O’Toole said. Oklahoma ranks third in the nation in horses per capita. Only Texas and California have more, but interestingly, it’s Oklahoma that draws the horsemen, and women. With that in mind, USTRC members will find Oklahoma City businesses open with welcome arms and with sights that rival many found in Bricktown larger cities. “We’re honored to have the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping in our city and the event has a huge impact on the Oklahoma City economy,” said Steve Collier of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. “The City has had a strong partnership with the Finals and we’ve watched it grow and prosper over the years. While it goes without saying that those dollars ropers spend in our city is important, the event has also brought a strong entertainment package to the area.”

Just what is it about OKC? Named as one of the top ten best cities to find a job and one of the strongest performing metro areas, Oklahoma City could be considered a “sleeper” hit when it comes to large cities that offer a great mid-America value system. The Native American influence in

Oklahoma City is hard to miss, much like it’s hard to miss in the USTRC, which boasts one of the largest number of Native Americans to compete in the event as compared to other equine sports. The Muskogee, Sac and Fox, Delaware, Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations are all headquartered in Oklahoma, with Oklahoma City serving as a gateway for the Chickasaw

nation, which recently opened a tourism center in the city’s Bricktown. While in Bricktown, ropers will find a number of entertainment options to satisfy families, couples and singles. Enjoy a complementary wine tasting October 24 at Put A Cork In It Bricktown Winery. Select from more than 15 delicious wines made on premise and pick your favorite. To satisfy the sweet tooth, The Bricktown Candy Company is a family friendly oriented diversified sweet treats store that offers over 130 varieties of candies, over 95 varieties of soda pop in bottles, and over 24 varieties of Gelato (Italian Style Ice Cream). The store is formed on the idea of an Old Time Candy and Ice Cream Parlor. This leaves everyone with sweet thoughts and some great taste in a family friendly atmosphere. It is a great place to bring the grandchildren, children or reward the child in all of us. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday

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consequences of violence, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum located at 620 N. Harvey provides visitors with visions of hope and the undying American spirit that has served our nation countless times. The Memorial Museum is a 50,000 square foot, highly interactive Museum that tells the story of what happened on that beautiful spring morning in the capitol city of Oklahoma. You will walk through that morning and see the sights and hear the sounds of what the people in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma have worked to overcome. Of course, no mention of Oklahoma City can go without reference to its crown jewel, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. During the NFTR, ropers can enjoy the “Flying High and Crash Landing: Bull Wrecks in Rodeo” photography exhibit. Cowboys, bulls and bullfighters flying through the air or crashing to the ground make audiences gasp. Rodeo photographers have captured some spectacular airborne rides that show the all too painful landings. This exhibit will feature many of these poses. The photography of Ralph R. Doubleday, Devere Helfrich and Bern Gregory create a fun-filled, gut-wrenching exhibition of some of the most amazing wrecks ever photographed. The Cowboy Museum also hosts the Annual Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA). The exhibit

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showcases the work of TCAA members, who work to preserve and promote the skills of saddle making, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding and the role of these traditional crafts in cowboy culture in the American West. The show is an annual tribute to the continuing vitality of Western craftsmanship.

And now some tips on where to go and what to know from those who know – the USTRC staff: Weather: Bottom line, you never know. It’s a great time to be in Oklahoma, especially if you’re driving through the eastern portion to Oklahoma City. The fall foliage is in full blazing color. But count on some cool nights for sure and mild temperatures in the 70’s. Make sure you bring a medium weight jacket at the very least. Freezing temperatures are not unheard of, so bring your long johns, too. Some barns are heated, but not all, so horse blankets for your equine partner would be a plus. Shopping: Well, you can’t miss shopping at the USTRC trade show where you’ll find almost anything you’re little cowboy or cowgirl heart can desire. But BE WARNED. If you want to snag some of that exclusive NFTR merchandise, this is the ONLY place you’ll get it, and it WILL SELL OUT! Monogramming of Finals merchandise only is available on site. And s s

through Saturday. Ropers can take in all the sights as they navigate the beautiful Oklahoma River aboard an Oklahoma River Cruise. Cruises depart daily April December and last approximately 1½ hours one way. Oklahoma River Cruises is a fun and exciting familyfriendly adventure. Get on board and you’ll experience exceptional service and beautiful views of Oklahoma City. Cruises depart Wednesday through Sunday. Boarding is 10 minutes prior to departure. For guests of Oklahoma River Cruises, each paid river fare includes day pass privileges on the Trolleys. The Trolleys travel between Regatta Park and Meridian Landing, as well as in Bricktown, Downtown, Stockyards City and the Meridian Corridor. Public cruises sell out fast! A limited number of walk up tickets are available at each boarding area. Online ticket purchase is recommended. Ropers looking for a change in scenery might want to trade in the western saddle for a bike saddle October 27 and enjoy the novice cycling ride. “RIVERSPORT Ride” is a fun, weekly novice ride on the Oklahoma River Trails that will get you riding! These organized rides are free and open to riders of all ages and experience levels. The group departs from and returns to the Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd, just south of Bricktown. The 5 and 10 mile rides will be at a comfortable pace with a strict, “no drop” policy so no one gets left behind. Free parking is available in the lot near the trails, as well as the grass lots off the north side of 6th Street. Helmets are required and bike rentals are available on site. Come a half-hour early (6 p.m.) for pre-ride basic bike fittings and mini-clinics from Schlegel Bicycles. Topics include road safety, how to change a flat, proper gear shifting and more. After the ride, join your fellow cyclists on the deck of the Chesapeake Boathouse for free food provided by Iguana Mexican Grill and COOP Ale Works. While a somber reminder to the

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remember, Christmas is just around the corner and it’s a great spot for one of a kind items! Social Life: Chisholm’s located in the Biltmore Hotel has been a long time horse show and rodeo favorite. With a dance floor the size of a postage stamp, you can count on getting to know your fellow ropers pretty well. For 21 and older only. For families try Celebration Station. Celebration Station gets the kids outside for rides, minigolf and more, and it has all the junk food favorites such as pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers. Save yourself some money, though, by checking out the package deals and specials ahead of time.

And here are some local favorite grazing spots. Cattlemen’s Steakhouse Cattlemen’s has been around since 1910 if you can believe it. In 1945, it was won by Gene Wade on a dice bet, and the “hard 3’s” he rolled have been branded on the wall ever since. It’s known to most Oklahoma City residents as the place to go for a great steak and

lamb fries. They’re open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Address: 1309 S. Agnew Phone: 405/236-0416

The Deep Fork Grill It’s not exactly a long-standing OKC tradition since it’s only been around since ‘97, but it is widely considered to offer the largest selection of fresh seafood in town. Classic guitar music is featured on occasion as patrons enjoy the warm, friendly environment and great food. Address: 5418 N. Western Ave. Phone: 405/848-7678

Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse Across the street from the Bricktown Ballpark and right on the canal, Mickey Mantle’s is fast becoming one of the top spots in downtown. Steaks and seafood are the main menu items, but it features a wine list of over 150 selections. Surround yourself with memorabilia from the Mantle family personal collection as you dine on great food. Address: #7 Mickey Mantle Drive Phone: 405/272-0777

Nic’s Grill Nic’s is small, casual and fantastic, certainly one of Oklahoma City’s best. It’s an underrated gem in the metro, but it has extremely limited hours of operation. So you may find it difficult to get a seat in order to enjoy the delicious breakfasts or the best hamburger in OKC. Address: 1201 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Phone: 405/524-0999

Earl’s Rib Palace OKC loves BBQ, and not many do it as well as Earl’s Rib Palace. With five locations in the metro including one in lower Bricktown, Earl’s features some of the best hickory smoked meat in the state, homemade sides, chicken sandwiches and outstanding hamburgers. All locations are open lunch and dinner. The Edmond and Bricktown locations are now open Sundays. Address: 6816 N. Western (Nichols Hills) Phone: 405/843-9922

Information 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping Information Stalls If you have made reservations for stalls you can use the Express Check-In service that has been established to assist the thousands of horses that go in and out of the Fairgrounds during the Finals. If you do use the Express CheckIn stall service make sure you understand how it works. First, you must have sent in your money for a stall or stalls, the USTRC will send you a postcard confirming your reservation. Make sure to bring this card with you and give it to the Express Check-In attendant. All of the stalls have been pre-bedded, but you may want to consider adding some extra if you plan to stay for more than a couple of days. Shavings will be available at the Fairgrounds. Also, the 9 a.m. check out 46 / OCTOBER 2010

time will be strictly enforced in order to clean and prepare stalls for any new ropers who arrive. Remember that other ropers are coming in later throughout the week and your stall may be reserved for them. Another note while at the Fairgrounds is that, No-Parking zones will be strictly enforced; there will be fines for overnight tying of horses to trailers and absolutely no portable pens set up as per facility policy.

Hotels and RV Hookups Hopefully by this time you have contacted one of the many lodging facilities near the Fairgrounds. If you haven’t made reservations, do so now as the ropers rates will end around October 15. There are plenty of hotels available with many different price ranges. Call

soon, occupancy will dwindle pretty fast. If you have a RV or a camper, there will be over 400 hookups available at the Fairgrounds for on-site rental only. This is a first come-first served basis.

Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships Set apart from the Cinch NFTR, there is also team roping action at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The arena is just north of Oklahoma City and is the largest indoor rodeo arena in the world. The Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships produced by Jeff Smith and Ike Cox will begin October 22 and run through October 29. Many ropers in the past have found this event is a great way to warm up for the NFTR and a good way to win an extra USTRC National ShootOut or two.

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USTRC Challenge Arena The USTRC Challenge Roping will also be running at this year’s NFTR. This gives ropers a chance at some extra cash and another way to warm up for the main event. The Challenge action will take place in Barn #6 at the State Fairgrounds and will begin on October 24 and run through October 30. There will be prizes awarded to the high money header and heeler each day at the NFTR. Remember if you and your partner are both Gold Plus members and you beat the Challenge, the USTRC Shoot-Out you earn is worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for you and your partner and can be used at this year’s NFTR or may be carried over to next year to use at the USTRC Regional events or the NFTR next year. Enter up to win your chance to get into the next USTRC Shoot-Out division.

SSG Jr. Looper Events Jr. Looper Ropers will also have a chance to compete and strut their roping abilities. SSG Gloves, and the USTRC bring you the National Jr. Looper Championships. Any kids 12 years of age or younger will have an opportunity to qualify to the Jr Looper Shoot-Out by roping in the preliminary events. The preliminary Jr. Looper events will be Wednesday, October 27 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, October 30 at 9 a.m. in Barn #3. Contestants can enter on site beginning at 8 a.m. in Barn #3. Remember that a birth certificate or Junior Looper Card will be required AND THAT ANY JR LOOPER ROPER THAT HAS EVER WON A USTRC TROPHY SADDLE OR A JR LOOPER TROPHY SADDLE WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE. The Jr. Looper Shoot-Out will then take place in the Coliseum on Saturday October 30 right after the #10 Shoot-Out. It is guaranteed to be an exciting event.

SSG Glove USTRC Jr. Looper Championship Divisions 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12 No entry fee; FREE to all kids 12 & Under Rules • Everyone must qualify in one of the Preliminary Ropings to rope in the Championship Shoot-Out even if you have won a buckle this year. Top 3

from each Preliminary in each age group will qualify for the Shoot-Out for a total of 6 in each age group. • Only one Shoot-Out can be won per roper. If you qualify in both Preliminary ropings, your Wednesday qualifying spot will be used. • Wednesday buckle winners are not eligible for Saturday Preliminary Roping. • Eligibility is determined based on roper’s age on the day of the event. Proof of age is required. You must have a Jr Looper membership card or copy of birth certificate. • Any roper that has ever won a USTRC trophy saddle or USTRC Jr Looper trophy saddle is not eligible to compete. • 6 and Under and competitors can have 3 legal head catches - fishing is allowed. 7-9 and 10-12 divisions are slick horns only - no fishing. • Please check in and receive back numbers before Preliminary starts. • No dress code.

The 2010 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping Schedule of Events Each Day Begins at 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 Open Preliminary #15 Preliminary #15 Shoot-Out Sunday, October 24, 2010 #13 Preliminary US Open Championships (All Rounds) Monday, October 25, 2010 #13 Shoot-Out #12 Preliminary

5th Annual 4 Ropin Ranch Horse Sale Again this year Steve and Kim Temple will host the 4 Ropin Ranch Horse Sale during the Cinch NFTR. The sale will feature 40 head of team roping horses and is always something to witness. The preview for the sale will be Wednesday, October 27, following the #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out at approximately 6 p.m. in the Main Coliseum. The sale will be held Thursday,October 28 at approximately 6:30 p.m. right after the #11 Preliminary inside the Main Coliseum as well. It is always fun to attend.

USTRC Trade Show The USTRC also invites ropers and their families to the USTRC NFTR Trade Show. More than 80 vendors will be on hand inside and outside the Main Coliseum with everything that a team roper, team roping enthusiast or someone that knows a team roper might need. There will be plenty of horse and roping supplies, trailers, tack, jewelry, clothing, knick-knacks and various other goodies. This is a great place to get your Christmas shopping done, as it is the only stop you will have to make to buy for your favorite team ropers. The USTRC Store is a popular place to visit, but get your shopping done early as the merchandise goes fast.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 #12 Shoot-Out #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out Wednesday, October 27, 2010 SSG Jr. Looper Preliminary – 9 a.m. Century Championships #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out 4 Ropin Ranch Preview of Sale Horses Thursday, October 28, 2010 Cruel Girl Championships #11 Preliminary 4 Ropin Ranch Horse Sale Friday, October 29, 2010 #11 Shoot-Out #10 Preliminary Saturday, October 30, 2010 SSG Jr. Looper Preliminary 9 a.m. #10 Shoot-Out SSG Jr. Looper Shoot-Out #9 Preliminary Sunday, October 31, 2010 (HALLOWEEN) #9 Shoot-Out #8 Shoot-Out SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 47

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2010 Cinch NFTR Checkerboard Arena Team Ropers will once again have a chance at the Cinch NFTR Seminars at the Purina Checkerboard Arena. This venue has become a popular spot for team ropers and their families to get some team roping tips and advice from some of the best in the sport. The Seminars kick off each day, beginning Tuesday, October 26 and run through Friday, October 29. They are free to the public compliments of USTRC, Purina Mills, Martin Saddlery, Classic Ropes and Classic Equine! Learn what it takes to win from today’s top professionals!

Tuesday, October 26 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Rickey Green - The Power Swing Jake Barnes - Heading with a Legend Walt Woodard - A Champion’s Style Kory Koontz - Heeling Management: Finish the Run Speed Williams - Horse Preparation

Wednesday, October 27 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Jake Barnes - Heading with a Legend Kory Koontz - Heeling Management: Finish the Run Rickey Green - Team Roping for Kids Under 12 Walt Woodard - A Champion’s Style Speed Williams - How to Get Your Kids Started

Thursday, October 28 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Rube Woolsey - Talk Roping Rickey Green - Horse Control Walt Woodard - A Champion’s Style Kory Koontz - Heeling Management: Finish the Run Speed Williams - Prepare to Practice

Friday, October 29 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Walt Woodard - A Champion’s Style Rube Woolsey - Talk Roping Kory Koontz - Heeling Management: Finish the Run Speed Williams - How to Get Out of a Slump

Jake Barnes, 7 Time World Champion Jake is undisputedly one of the greatest ropers our sport has ever known. He sets the standard by his dedication and passion for the sport of team roping. His work ethic continues to lift him above and beyond all obstacles and he continues to excel in his teaching and in his purpose. Come learn how to become a better roper and competitor through finding out how to practice with a purpose. Jake openly shares his formula for success. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the very best. Rickey Green, Team Roping Instructor Rickey has developed a reputation both as a rodeo cowboy and as a premiere team roping instructor. He has qualified for the NFR 11 times. He is a member of the BFI Silver Club, with earnings exceeding $23,000. Rickey has trained numerous champion team roping horses and has 25 years of experience as a team roping instructor. He has dedicated his career to teaching students across the country how to effectively develop the fundamentals of team roping and how to perfect techniques for success. For video lessons or more information on Rickey’s schools, call 866-RICKEYG or visit www.powerteamroping.com. 48 / OCTOBER 2010

Kory Koontz, Professional Heeler For over a decade, Kory Koontz has dominated the sport of team roping. In his professional career, he has won over $1.5 million in the PRCA and he has qualified for 14 trips to the National Finals Rodeo. Well known as one of the best jackpot ropers in team roping, Kory has been the crowned champion of almost every major open team roping event. Everyone knows Kory is talented with a rope. However, he is also highly respected as a horseman. Three times his horses have been selected as winners of the PRCA’s Horse Of The Year. Kory will share tips on how to get the most from your horse, how to prepare mentally to compete, and how to own the roping by following his basic steps to success. Speed Williams, 8 Time World Champion Speed has an impressive resume with eight consecutive World Champion titles, 14 WNFR Qualifications and $2,015,659 in PRCA career earnings. He has always been driven to teach others how he developed his unique strategy for success. Speed realized he couldn’t fill all the requests he had for schools and clinics, so this professional cowboy turned high tech and launched a website to house a video library of his personal practice sessions, rodeo and jackpot runs as well as the training and progress he has with his wife and kids to help others with their roping. Most of the 250+ videos in the growing library are voiced over by Speed and packed full of his tips and drills he uses for his success. For more information on how you can improve your horse and your roping visit Speed’s website at www.speedroping.com. Walt Woodard, Professional Team Roper Walt Woodard is a world renowned authority on team roping and is a popular teacher, competitor and mentor to ropers across the country. He has dedicated his life to teaching and building tomorrow’s champions. He will give you the basics of heading and heeling, including proper horse position, swing, target recognition and correct delivery. He has qualified for the NFR 10 times and taught over 700 roping schools throughout the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. For more information on Walt’s schools, call 209/462-0973 or log on to www.waltwoodard.com. Rube Woolsey, Professional Header Learn the basics of heading from Rube Woolsey, a four time NFR Qualifier and winner of the BFI. He is also a USTRC Open Reserve Champion and a George Strait Team Roping Classic Champion. Rube is now devoting most of his time to teaching roping schools across the country and gives private lessons in the Arizona area. He is currently working on a series of roping videos. For more information on Rube’s schools, call 602/321-1738.

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November 26-28, 2010 Piiholo Ranch Arena Makawao, Hawaii Rope Maui (Peter Baldwin) 808/870-5544 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K The Banyan Tree House www.bed-breakfast-maui.com Hotel K Paia Inn Hotel www.paiainn.com Hotel K Inn At Mama’s Fish House www.mamasfishhouse.com Hotel K Mama’s Fish House www.mamasfishhouse.com Restaurant K Casanova Italian Restaurant www.casanovamaui.com Restaurant K Makawao Steak House 808/572-8711 Restaurant K Pukalani Country Club www.pukalanigolf.com Golf K Piiholo Ranch Zipline www.piiholozipline.com Entertainment K Maui Hiking Safaris www.mauihikingsafaris.com Entertainment K Aqua Adventure www.mauisnorkelsnuba.com Entertainment K Haleakala ATV Tours www.mauiatvadventures.com Entertainment K Air Maui Helicopter Tours www.airmaui.com Entertainment

Colorado Fall Championships November 12-14, 2010 The Ranch Loveland, Colorado Jeff Smith 620/422-3632 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Americ Inn 970/226-1232 Hotel K Hampton Inn Loveland www.hamptoninn.com Hotel K Holiday Inn Express 970/663-0057 Hotel K El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant www.elpueblitomexicanrestaurant.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outback.com Restaurant K Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon www.lonestarsteakhouse.com Restaurant K The Olde Course www.oldecourse.com Golf K Loveland Museum/Gallery www.cityofloveland.org Entertainment K Colorado Computer Museum www.trailingedge.org Entertainment K Discovery Center Science Museum www.dcsm.org Entertainment 50 / OCTOBER 2010

Mississippi Championships November 26-28, 2010 Jackson Expo Center Jackson, Mississippi www.city.jackson.ms.us Larry Burroughs Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Hampton Inn 601/352-1700 Hotel K Red Roof Inn 1-800-843-7663 Hotel K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K LoneStar Steakhouse & Saloon www.lonestarsteakhouse.com Restaurant K Logan’s Roadhouse www.logansroadhouse.com Restaurant K Steam Room Grille www.steamroomgrille.com Restaurant K City of Jackson Courses www.city.jackson.ms.us Golf

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Gable Hilderbrand.......138 Chad Masters .............100 Luke S. Brown .............70 Tate Kirchenschlager .....69 Matt Sherwood .............57 Cory W. Kidd V..............53 Derrick J. Begay............52 Drew Horner.................47 David Key.....................46 Nelson R. Linares..........44 Justin Parish.................41 Justin L. Lovell .............41 Tee Woolman................41 Mikey E. Fletcher, Jr. ... 40 Charles R. Pogue ..........39 Blake H. Hughes ...........39

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Travis L. Bounds ...........39 Andrew E. Ward............38 Justin V. Davis ...............38 Clay O. Smith ...............37 Cody McMinn ...............37 Aaron Tsinigine.............37 David Motes .................35 Ty N. Blasingame ..........35 Ken Miranda.................35 Cole J. Cooper...............34 Mike Bacon ..................34 Ty M. Smith..................32 Pace Freed ...................32 Garrett L. Tonozzi..........32 Justin J. Turner ..............31 Bubba S. Buckaloo .......30

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Tanner Bryson ..............30 Jake W. Kropik..............30 Trevor Brazile ...............29 Clay Tryan.....................28 Shane Philipp ...............28 Speed Williams .............28 Seth Hall......................28 Wade Kreutzer..............26 Joel Bach .....................25 Brady Tryan ..................25 Erich J. Rogers..............25 Nick L. Sartain .............25 Casey E. Adams ............25 Ryan VonAhn ................24 Rance Gantt .................23 Troy R. Kitchener ..........23

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Nick L. Pullara, Jr. ....... 23 Jake Cooper..................22 Morgan Jones ...............22 C.R. Wilken ..................22 Adam Rose...................21 Justin D. Yost ................21 Colby Lovell..................20 Danny Leslie.................20 Arky Rogers .................20 Keven Daniel ................20 Jake Barnes..................20 Kaleb Driggers .............19 Chris Francis ................19 Jesy C. Austin ...............19 Charly B. Crawford........19

Patrick Smith ...............30 Dawson McMaster.........30 Shay D. Carroll .............30 Cody Hall .....................30 Tommy Zuniga, Jr. ........29 Jett Hillman..................29 Clint Summers..............29 Trey Johnson III ............29 Jimmie R. Cooper .........28 Zak R. Dobbins.............28 J.W. Borrego.................28 Allen L. Bach................28 Monty Joe Petska..........27 Dustin Davis.................27 Riley K. Pedro...............26 Chad R. Mathes ............25

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Brad Culpepper.............25 Travis Woodard .............24 Trevor B. Connolly.........23 Jeff S. Brown ................22 Cody W. Doescher .........21 Michael Fortenberry ......21 Jory M. Levy .................21 Russell Cardoza, Jr. ......21 Todd Wilson..................21 Joseph J. Shawnego.......20 Cody Pearson ...............20 Kollin VonAhn ...............20 Pedro Maestas..............20 Jess Morgan .................20 Clint Quinn...................20

HEELERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Jade Corkill ................147 Buddy E. Hawkins II....103 T.J. Watts......................93 Evan A. Arnold..............68 Joe R. Smith.................58 Will M. Woodfin ............55 Paul Eaves....................50 Adam G. Plyler .............50 Britt Bockius ................49 Martin Lucero...............49 York Gill.......................46 Cole Bigbee..................43 Jake M. Long ................43 Rich Skelton.................42 Kory Koontz .................42 Tyler Barton .................42

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Caleb C. Twisselman ......42 Travis Graves ................39 Bobby Baize .................38 Cesar DeLaCruz ............37 Brock G. Hanson...........37 Nick P. Rowland ............35 Dusty Pulsipher ............35 Anthony Calmelat .........34 Braden Harmon ............33 Quinn B. Kesler ............33 Steve Orth....................33 Tanner L. Braden ..........33 Nick Sarchett................32 Ryan Motes ..................32 Cory Petska ..................31 Clay O. Cooper..............31

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Biltmore Hotel Oklahoma City

401 S. Meridian, two miles from fairgrounds arena 800.522.6620 reservations, 405.947.7681 local. Rate: $65 + tax wtih up to two hot full breakfasts daily. Beer coupon to Chisholms. The largest hotel in Oklahoma has three outdoor pools and one indoor, two restaurants, three clubs and ample free parking with 24 hour security. Business center and laundry. Free wireless/wired high speed internet.

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Best Western Saddleback Inn & Conference Center

4300 SW 3rd Street, I-40 and Meridian 405.947.7000 or 800.228.3903. Completely Renovated Spring 2008! USTRC Rate: Standard King or Queen/Queen $89.99(1-2), Suites $119.99(1-2) Full Hot Breakfast Buffet included in rate. Our brand new rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, electronic safes, desk with ergonomic task chair and speaker phones, free high speed internet, cox cable, new Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with deluxe bedding. Closest hotel to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

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Wyngate by Wyndham

405.682.3600. Rate: $79 + tax. Refrig./Micro. in every room. Indoor pool, whirlpool, dry-sauna and exercise facility. 24 hr. business center, guest laundry. Complimentary extensive continental breakfast.

Crowne Plaza

2945 Northwest Expressway, Northwest Expressway and May Ave. 405.848.4811 or 800.227.6963. Rate: $74.00 Standard King or Dbl/Dbl. or $59.00 rate if you stay 7 nights or more. Complimentary wireless high speed internet access, onsite state of the art fitness center, onsite restaurant (Plaza Grill) and lounge. Nearby restaurants for dining and entertainment options. Refrigerators and microwaves available upon request. Complimentary shuttle service within a three mile radius, complimentary Wednesday night managers reception included.

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Wyndham Garden Hotel Oklahoma City Airport

2101 South Meridian Avenue 800.622.7666 or 405.685.4000. Special USTRC Rate: $81.00 + tax with two full breakfast buffet coupons per room. Contemporary guest rooms and public areas Indoor pool, fitness center and game room. Juniper’s Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Juniper’s Lounge open daily. Complimentary 24-hour transportation to and from Will Rogers World Airport. Many restaurants within walking distance. Lighted, security patrolled parking. Only minutes from Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

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Embassy Suites

1815 South Meridian 405.682.6000 Call For Rate and use group code UST. Embassy Suites is proud to be a host hotel for the NFTR. As a guest of Embassy Suites, you’ll enjoy: an honest to goodness two room suite with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker; complimentary cooked to order breakfast and omelet’s made to order every morning; complimentary two hour manager’s reception nightly; complimentary parking; less than three miles from the State Fairgrounds.

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Springhill Suites

510 South MacArthur 405.604.0200 . Rate: $89 + tax. New hotel offering spacious suites and complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily. Laundry facilities on property, as well as free WiFi and 24 hour business center.

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

405.948.3366. Rate: $95 + tax for a King, $105 + tax for a two Queen bed room. Room includes free deluxe continental breakfast. All rooms are newly renovated and have full amenities.

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Days Inn West

504 S. Meridian, I-40 and Meridian exit 145, located on NE corner, one mile from Fairgrounds 405.942.8294. Rate: $54-$59 + tax (1-2 pp), $62-$69 + tax (2-4 pp). Complimentary breakfast buffet. Free cable TV with Showtime, ESPN and CNN. In-room coffee, refrig., micro. and hair dryers. Free high speed internet, trailer parking, pets allowed for additional charge. Restaurants within walking distance.

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405.942.8511 or 800.784.7830. Rate: $66 + tax (Double, King, or Suites). Complimentary manager’s reception (M-Th). Complimentary full breakfast buffet. Free wireless high speed internet.

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Howard Johnson Express Inn

400 S. Meridian Ave, I-40 and Meridian, located directly across the street from the Biltmore Hotel, one mile from OKC Fairgrounds 405.943.9841 or 800.458.8186. Rate: $54-$59 + tax (1-2 pp), $62$69 + tax (2-4 pp). Free full buffet breakfast. Coin-operated laundry, numerous fast food and fine dining restaurants within walking distance. In-room coffee, refrig., micro. and hair dryers. Free high speed internet hook-up, trailer parking, pets allowed for additional charge. 10% discount for selected area restaurants. Rates based on block availability.

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Hyatt Place

1818 S Meridian Ave 888.492.8847 (ask for group block code USFR). Rate: $89 + tax. A new kind of hotel that puts style innovation and the Hyatt Touch within everyone’s reach. Where you’ll find a 42” flat panel HDTV in every room, our Hyatt Grand Bed, free Wi-Fi, a complimentary continental breakfast and freshly prepared foods 24/7 in our Guest Kitchen, Stay Fit fitness center, complimentary shuttle, specialty Starbucks coffee drinks, wine and beer served in the Bakery Café.

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Residence Inn by Marriot (OKC West)

4361 W. Reno 405.942.4500 or 800.331.3131. Includes hot breakfast buffet. Fully renovated. Only hotel with full-size kitchens. Pets welcome. The closest hotel to OKC Fairgrounds.

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Red Roof Inn

309 S. Meridian Ave, I-40 and Meridian, located directly north from Biltmore Hotel, one mile from OKC Fairgrounds 405.947.8777. Rate: $47-$55 + tax (1-2 pp), $55-$65 + tax (2-4 pp). Free coffee, coin operated laundry, numerous fast food and fine dining restaurants within walking distance. In-room coffee, hair dryers. Free high speed internet, trailer parking, pets allowed for additional charge. Rates based on block availability.

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Extended Stay America

4820 W. Reno 800.804.3724 or 405.948.4443. Designed especially for longer stays with studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space... amenities you won’t find in a typical hotel room. Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and stovetop; workspace with computer data port; personalized voice mail; on site guest laundry; dining and cooking utensils provided; pet friendly rooms.

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Country Inn & Suites OKC Airport

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2415 S. Meridian Ave

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405-605-8300. One of the newest hotels on Meridian! Rates: 1-6 nights $90 Standard Room / $100 2-room Suite, 7+ nights $80 Standard Room / $90 2-room Suite. All rooms equipped with microwave and refrigerator. Complimentary hot breakfast, free wired/ wireless internet, fresh coffee and cookies 24 hrs a day, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center and business center, free parking, coin laundry and dry cleaning service available, complimentary airport shuttle, plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Find out why our guests are saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Love This Countryâ&#x20AC;?.

405.942.1400. Rate: $99, Suite $109. Our amenities featuring refrigerator, microwaves, coffee/ coffee makers and internet access in every room. Business Center available 24 hours and Pavilion Pantry Quik Shop located in hotel. Full-service restaurant and bar. Heated pool. Hotel on the Trolley Stop. Wired/wireless high speed internet throughout hotel and sleep number beds.

Cambria Suites

405-688-3300. Brand new hotel. Enjoy a rate of $89 per night for a King or Queen/ Queen Suite. Includes complimentary breakfast for up to four guests per suite. Features oversized suites with luxurious bedding, flat-screen LCD televisions, microwaves and refrigerators. Enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center and resortstyle indoor pool and hot tub. Parking available for large trucks and trailers.

Stone Garden Hotel & Conference Center

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s 4-head, progressive after 1 s Appropriate cut-off times may be used s 10% paid in 1st round, 90% paid in Average s Ropings will not start before times posted s Office opens at 7 am each day s Entry tickets for all ropings go on sale at 7 am each day at the Lazy E Arena s Tickets are also available in OKC at the USTRC event office located in the Coliseum arena for the next day’s ropings (Saturday - Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm) s Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis s 2010 National Shoot-Outs / Flex Earnings awarded to Average winners s Ropers will have to pay Shoot-Out fees s Entry tickets must be turned in 30 minutes before start times

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Regional Finals

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The Southwest Regional Finals in Albuquerque, New Mexico kicked into gear August 19, 2010. The event was four days of action packed team roping and welcomed ropers from across the country. Expo New Mexico is the perfect home for the event and provided a perfect climate for team roping. The Open division was first on the agenda. Seth Hall and Bobby Baize qualified to the short round in the number one position and captured their last steer, giving them first place in the Average. “I woke up this morning with this win on my mind,” said Hall. “It is awesome to win that kind of money. It came at a really good time and will keep me on the road.” Baize actually won this roping last year as well with Colorado header Calvin Brevik. “I have been coming to this roping my whole life and to win it two years in a row is awesome,” said Baize. “I just wanted to catch the last steer and fortunately we did and it worked out great.” The win gave them $5,000, plus trophy Gist bits and twenty points each for the US Open Tour. Second place in the Average was the team of Gabriel SantaMaria and Cody Pearson who also earned first place in the Incentive Average. Third place in the Average was Brandon Gonzales and Pedro Maestas.

Open Seth Hall (Los Lunas, NM) / Bobby Baize (Anthony, NM), 41.65 on 5, $5,000

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The #15 Preliminary was a great roping. Horse racing and fourth was Jackie Gillispie and Kyle Pratz. jockey Casey Lambert teamed up with Brandon Gonzales The #15 Shoot-Out was the final roping of the day. Roy and they roped well qualifying to the short round in the Montoya and Bode Baize were the second call back to the number two position. The team made a run short round. They put the pressure on the of 8.33 seconds on their final steer bringing high team by catching their final steer in 6.24 Roping Gross s $407,310 their average total to 30.57 seconds on four seconds and bringing their total of five steers Roper’s Pot s $292,582 steers. The high team back of Paul Gutierrez to 37.76 seconds. Gabriel SantaMaria and (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION) and Gralyn Elkins had to be 9.97 on their Aaron Tsinigine were the high back and had Prizeline s $47,167 final steer to win the roping. They ended up to be 6.46 seconds to win the roping. They Return to Roper s 83.4% catching a leg and brought their four steer encountered some bad luck and received a average time to 32.34 seconds, securing no time. second place in the Average. Lambert and Gonzales won “We kind of had to go for it and I knew if I could just catch, $2,644, trophy Gist bits and a USTRC National and Regional Bode would make up the rest,” said Montoya. Shoot-Out worth $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place The win paid Montoya and Baize $5,404, trophy Martin in the Average was the team of Roy Montoya and Bode Baize saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in

#15 Shoot-Out Roy J. Montoya (Sapello, NM) / Bode W. Baize (Anthony, NM), 37.76 on 5, $5,404, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Preliminary Casey T. Lambert (El Paso, TX) / Brandon J. Gonzales (Los Lunas, NM), 30.57 on 4, $2,644, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS - National Shoot-Out Positions Awarded $6,000 per Team Flex Earnings Awarded #15 Casey T. Lambert El Paso, TX Brandon J. Gonzales Los Lunas, NM Paul G. Gutierrez Estancia, NM Gralyn J. Elkins McIntosh, NM Roy J. Montoya Sapello, NM Bode W. Baize Anthony, NM Kyle Honeyfield Bosque Farms, NM Brian Sullivan Peralta, NM Larry Cohorn Las Cruces, NM Russell Sullivan Peralta, NM Roy J. Montoya Sapello, NM Bode W. Baize Anthony, NM Kory Bramwell Snyder, TX Cole Jackson Animas, NM Kory Bramwell Snyder, TX Calvin Brevik Durango, CO Josh Siggins Ruidoso Downs, NM Cullen G. Teller Maricopa, AZ Phil L. Schuman Fort Collins, CO Bobby Baize Anthony, NM Kyle Honeyfield Bosque Farms, NM Russell Sullivan Peralta, NM Brandon J. Gonzales Los Lunas, NM Ryan Cook Belen, NM Monroe Timberlake Hereford, TX Cade Passig Capitan, NM Seth Hall Los Lunas, NM Johnny B. Salvo Datil, NM Gabriel SantaMaria Tucson, AZ Aaron Tsinigine Tuba City, AZ Larry Cohorn Las Cruces, NM Brian Sullivan Peralta, NM Kenna C. Armitage Las Vegas, NM Gralyn J. Elkins Mcintosh, NM Larry Cohorn Las Cruces, NM Russell Sullivan Peralta, NM #13 Chris Francis Las Vegas, NM Cade Passig Capitan, NM Dennis L. Cook Duncan, AZ Nate S. Mortensen Duncan, AZ Bobby V. Marsh Continental Divide, NM Kyle J. Roundy Grants, NM Cody J. Mirabal Grants, NM Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Cody J. Mirabal Grants, NM JoDan S. Mirabal Grants, NM Joe A. Gallegos El Paso, TX Johnny B. Salvo Datil, NM James H. Dowley Belen, NM Cooper Wimberly Belen, NM Katie L. Leibold Phoenix, AZ Kyle Pratz Las Cruces, NM Shane O. Sena Sapello, NM Brandon E. Baca Las Vegas, NM Dennis L. Cook Duncan, AZ Nate S. Mortensen Duncan, AZ Nathan Riggs Deming, NM Shady L. Ward Deming, NM Ladd E. Walker Logan, NM Seth Hall Los Lunas, NM Shane O. Sena Sapello, NM Michael M. Martinez Los Lunas, NM Christina R. Wilson Capitan, NM Michael J. Fish Clovis, NM Abie J. Parra Las Cruces, NM Brad Cottrell Amarillo, TX Cody J. Mirabal Grants, NM JoDan S. Mirabal Grants, NM Taylor G. Pettigrew Tatum, NM Jake A. Ward Las Vegas, NV Jerry McPhaul Pie Town, NM Kyle J. Roundy Grants, NM Kodi K. Armitage Las Vegas, NM

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Kory Bramwell Cody J. Mirabal Reno Eddy Kory Bramwell Leon Mounyo Jerry Trujillo Michael J. Fish Wade Baize Calvin Brevik Dusty Penrod Dennis V. Lines Jimmy A. Garcia Butch Whitten

Snyder, TX Grants, NM Gallup, NM Snyder, TX Socorro, NM Portales, NM Clovis, NM Anthony, NM Durango, CO Safford, AZ Pima, AZ Roy, NM Cimarron, NM

Randall Billy Casper Billy Dean Drosos Joseph Kimball Lance Crist Doug Schmidt Paul Blanchard John L. Garcia Trevor Hedeman Gralyn J. Elkins Doug Chandler Joe M. Hughes Donnie J. Helmer Frank Padilla Ethan McDowell Chase Johnson Sterling Kelly Brad Cottrell Andrew M. Jeffers Brian Potter Lance Crist Doug Schmidt Jimmy Longino Kress Jones Zurick Labrier Doug Schmidt Donnie J. Helmer Chad Helmer Lance Crist Joe M. Hughes Shane O. Sena Rudy Benavidez Justin P. McBride Butch Whitten Casey T. Lambert Joseph Kimball Shawn Moyer Kyle Pratz Joe Bob Nunez Daren Austin Robert W. Martinez E. D. Edwards Kevin Sweazea Lonnie G. Wright Matthew Z. Silva Gary V. Hooper Rick Jump Randy R. Sanchez Gerry M. Tully Jim D. Richards

#12 Church Rock, NM Church Rock, NM Gilbert, AZ Higley, AZ Canyon, TX Guymon, OK Albuquerque, NM Springer, NM Morgan Mill, TX McIntosh, NM Amarillo, TX Canyon, TX Clovis, NM Las Vegas, NM Mooreland, OK Hinton, OK San Miguel, NM Amarillo, TX Des Moines, NM Dalhart, TX Canyon, TX Guymon, OK Odessa, TX Hobbs, NM Guymon, OK Guymon, OK Clovis, NM Clovis, NM Canyon, TX Canyon, TX Sapello, NM Albuquerque, NM Des Moines, NM Cimarron, NM El Paso, TX Higley, AZ Woodward, OK Las Cruces, NM Corrales, NM Valley Farms, AZ Radium Springs, NM Truth Or Consequnces, NM Mountainair, NM Moriarty, NM Tularosa, NM Tularosa, NM Belen, NM Jarales, NM Glencoe, NM Ruidoso, NM

Kodi K. Armitage Chris Francis G.R. Carter Gary V. Hooper Joe A. Gallegos Jim D. Richards Tina R. Godfrey Reno Eddy Christina R. Wilson

#11 Las Vegas, NM Las Vegas, NM Oklahoma City, OK Tularosa, NM El Paso, TX Ruidoso, NM Las Animas, CO Gallup, NM Capitan, NM

Lucas Ganadonegro G.R. Carter Chance W. Gomez Lydia Ulibarri Chris Francis Donnie J. Helmer Jody Mahaney Heidi Durant Payne Cody A. Wilson Jerome S. Sangster Ken Wartz Christina R. Wilson Lucas Ganadonegro E.J. Kaufman Tombo C. Kaufman Austin C. Stephens Bobby H. Jones Tyler M. Armijo Dennis K. Armijo Jimmy Longino Randy McCracken Todd Hughes James P. Hicks Tyler M. Armijo Carlos J. Barajas Joseph R. Garcia Jamie Ortiz Donnie J. Luna Shady L. Ward G.R. Carter Gary V. Hooper Lorenzo J. Sauceda Rudy Benavidez Bill McDowell Butch Whitten Joe A. Gallegos Wayne D. Baize Michelle Rezzonico Joey E. Rezzonico

Jeremy Casados JoDan S. Mirabal Travis Johnson Rudy Benavidez Robert W. Martinez Fred B. Lucero Wade Baize Wayne D. Baize Joe A. Gallegos Wayne D. Baize Radar J. Thomas Tombo C. Kaufman Lee E. Cook Rodney L. Wilcox Joel Rivera Kenny D. Zamora Allen N. Armijo Dennis K. Armijo Ken Abraham Carlos J. Barajas Jose Bobby Armijo Dennis K. Armijo Ed Drury Chase Johnson Kay Perkins Heath R. Clark Tombo C. Kaufman Roger V. Verquer Jack Faulk Jace E. Davis Joseph R. Garcia Brandon Gore Sergio Luis Castillo John L. Garcia Bill Owen

Magdalena, NM Oklahoma City, OK Ruidoso Downs, NM Las Vegas, NM Las Vegas, NM Clovis, NM Farwell, TX Ruidoso, NM Capitan, NM Yatahey, NM Blue Gap, AZ Capitan, NM Magdalena, NM Winslow, AZ Winslow, AZ Dalhart, TX Hereford, TX Seboyeta, NM Seboyeta, NM Odessa, TX Stratford, TX Amarillo, TX Amarillo, TX Seboyeta, NM San Rafael, NM Rio Rancho, NM Moriarty, NM Truth Or Consequnces, NM Deming, NM Oklahoma City, OK Tularosa, NM Belen, NM Albuquerque, NM Clayton, NM Cimarron, NM El Paso, TX Anthony, NM Queencreek, AZ Queen Creek, AZ #10 Tierra Amarilla, NM Grants, NM Tijeras, NM Albuquerque, NM Radium Springs, NM Canutillo, TX Anthony, NM Anthony, NM El Paso, TX Anthony, NM Pinehill, NM Winslow, AZ Belen, NM Grants, NM Santa Fe, NM Las Vegas, NM Seboyeta, NM Seboyeta, NM Grants, NM San Rafael, NM Seboyeta, NM Seboyeta, NM Olustee, OK Hinton, OK Show Low, AZ Show Low, AZ Winslow, AZ Gilbert, AZ Carlsbad, NM Capitan, NM Rio Rancho, NM Edgewood, NM Santa Fe, NM Springer, NM Mountainair, NM

Rodney L. Wilcox Jesus M. Sotelo Kenny D. Zamora Donnie J. Luna Creeden Coil Wade Baize Wayne D. Baize Joanie K. Ivy Randy McCracken Lydia Ulibarri Ferlin Charley Jose Bobby Armijo Gene Aragon Walt Eddy Fred B. Lucero

Grants, NM Clovis, NM Las Vegas, NM Truth Or Consequnces, NM Monticello, NM Anthony, NM Anthony, NM Amarillo, TX Stratford, TX Las Vegas, NM Albuquerque, NM Seboyeta, NM Grants, NM Gallup, NM Canutillo, TX

Scott A. Norman Jace E. Davis Joanie K. Ivy Patsy Gordon Janet L. Mickelson Richard L. Mayfield Hardy H. Gordon Buster Reedy Kevin C. Johnson Kit A. Schmidt Lawrence Cordova Fernando Gonzales Kevin C. Johnson Kit A. Schmidt Heidi Durant Payne Johnny L. Cox Merl Elote Jeffrey Mora James Tapia Santos C. Tapia Raul Martinez Jose Zambrano Brandon R. Jaquez Ernie R. Jaquez Sergio Luis Castillo Rick Sinclair Dusty Leatherwood Steve Friskup Larry Hooper Fred B. Lucero Saul Vasquez Jorge Dominguez Bill Owen Robert W. Martinez

#9 Corrales, NM Capitan, NM Amarillo, TX Dalhart, TX Flagstaff, AZ Litchfield Park, AZ Dalhart, TX Canyon, TX Cortez, CO Dolores, CO Santa Fe, NM Questa, NM Cortez, CO Dolores, CO Ruidoso, NM Alto, NM Dulce, NM Bernalillo, NM Santa Fe, NM Moriarty, NM Tucson, AZ Tucson, AZ Aztec, NM Flora Vista, NM Santa Fe, NM Springer, NM Clovis, NM Muleshoe, TX Deming, NM Canutillo, TX Albuquerque, NM Las Cruces, NM Mountainair, NM Radium Springs, NM

Hadley Gilbert Randall B. Gilbert Kade Elkins Jose A. Rojas Judd Timmons Robert W. Martinez Quade Hiatt L.G. May Gerardo Madrid Alejandro Chavez Omar Pacheco Johnnie Begay Miles Begay Alonzo R. Begay Pam G. Barber Mark Ortega Victor Mendoza Marcos Muela Zane J. Yates Larry D. Klinger

#8 Clovis, NM Clovis, NM Grants, NM Williamsburg, NM Levelland, TX Radium Springs, NM Canyon, TX Hachita, NM Albuquerque, NM Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe, NM Belen, NM Indian Wells, AZ Indian Wells, AZ Stephenville, TX Las Vegas, NM Santa Fe, NM San Elizario, TX Cortez, CO Surprise, AZ

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and Ramzi Hughes ended up first place in the main Average. “We have broken down in Albuquerque a few times on the way to the USTRC Finals and so we decided to come down and see if we could get some of our money back,” said Bradee Hughes. They were 36.76 seconds on four steers and earned $4,396, trophy leather brief cases and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex

Earnings. Second place in the Average went to the high team back of Andrew Jeffers and Brian Potter, Third place was Doug Chandler and Randy Sanchez and Armon Pearson and Dennis Lines were the champions of the century bonus. The #12 Preliminary was exciting all the way to the end. Randall and Casper Billy were the high team back and put together a run of 6.95 seconds, bringing their total to 32.86 seconds on four

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USTRC Flex Earnings. “I am excited about the win and the money,” said Baize. “It will let me keep entering.” Second in the Average went to Kory Bramwell and Cole Jackson, while Bramwell and Calvin Brevik secured third place. The second day of team roping at the Southwest Regional Finals began in fine form. The team of Chris Francis and Cade Passig were the superstars of the #13 Preliminary. They caught their short round steer in 8.90 and ended up with a time of 34.89 on four steers. That time was good enough to earn them first place in the Average. The team won $3,516 plus trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Out worth $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Dennis Cook and Nate Mortenson while third place went to the team of Bobby Marsh and Kyle Roundy. The #13 Shoot-Out provided an exciting finish. It came down to the wire with Cody Mirabal and Reno Eddy in the drivers seat, but when the dust settled the team of Joe Gallegos and John Salvo emerged as the winners. “I knew we just needed to catch another steer and see how it worked out,” said Gallegos. “We drew good and made a run.” They caught five steers in 42.54 seconds. The win earned them $10,000, trophy Martin saddles, plus a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “My partner did a great job catching the last steer. He roped good all day and made my job easy,” said Salvo. “I am so excited about the win and excited about the saddle. I give all of them to my mom. It was just a great roping.” Second place in the Average was the team of James Dowley and Cooper Wimberly. The third place finishers were Katie Leibold and Kyle Pratz. The Gold Plus Division welcomed ropers from all over. The team of Joe Gallegos and Wayne Baize claimed first place in the Incentive Average. They earned $2,286, trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out. “This is my first USTRC buckle. I am so proud of it, I think I will just put it on right now,” said Baize. The Utah team of Bradee Hughes

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#13 Shoot-Out Joe A. Gallegos (El Paso, TX) / Johnny B. Salvo II (Datil, NM), 42.54 on 5, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Preliminary Randall Billy (Church Rock, NM) / Casper Billy (Church Rock, NM), 32.86 on 4, $5,290, National ShootOuts worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#13 Preliminary Chris Francis (Las Vegas, NM) / Cade Passig (Capitan, NM), 34.89 on 4, $3,516, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

steers. That gave them first place in the Average and earned them $5,290, trophy Martin saddles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was the Arizona team of Dean Drosos and Joseph Kimball. They were 33.92 seconds on four steers and took home $3,968, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was the team of Lance Crist and Doug Schmidt. The #12 Shoot-Out was the final roping of the day. Doug Chandler and Joe Hughes were the high team back coming into the short round and they roped their final steer in 7.63 seconds and totaled up with 33.30 seconds on four steers. That was good enough for first place. “My horse was acting up a little in the box and I was pretty nervous,” said Chandler. “I was just focusing on catching the last steer and fortunately it 70 / OCTOBER 2010

worked out.” The win gave them $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I am just glad it finally worked out,” said Hughes. “I was a little nervous and just wanted to catch the last steer. I was so happy it worked out. I am going to ride this saddle. It is pretty nice.” Second place was the team of Donnie Helmer and Frank Padilla. They walked away with a cool $5,930 in cash, plus a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place went to Ethan McDowell and Chase Johnson. The third day of team roping action at the Southwest Regional Finals began in fine fashion. The #11 Preliminary set the stage for a great day of team roping. The team of Kodi Armitage and Chris

Francis came from the high call back position and turned in a time of 33.59 seconds on four steers to win the Average. The win paid them $5,748, trophy Martin saddles, and USTRC Flex Earnings worth $8,000. Second in the Average was the team of G.R. Carter and Gary Hooper with a time of 33.88 seconds on four steers. They won $3,832, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place went to Joe Gallegos and Jim Richards while fourth was Tina Godfrey and Reno Eddy. The #11 Shoot-Out was a flipping good time. The team of G.R. Carter from Oklahoma and Chance Gomez from Ruidoso, New Mexico took the roping by storm. They roped four steers in 33.64 seconds and ended up first place in the Average. The win paid them $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in

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#12 Shoot-Out Doug Chandler (Amarillo, TX) / Joe M. Hughes (Canyon, TX), 33.30 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

and did a back flip off of him. Carter is known throughout the racing world for his “back-flip” dismounts. After winning a stakes race, he often uses his gymnastics background to celebrate by performing a back-flip off of the horse from the saddle, and the tradition carries over to the team roping world.

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USTRC Flex Earnings. “I am really excited and I was just so glad I caught the steer,” said Gomez. “I wanted them to play the race horse song again. I am so proud of this saddle and I am going to ride it.” Right after they made their winning run, Carter parked his horse in the arena

“I wanted to get in there and call for the steer before the announcer bragged on me too much,” said Carter. “As I grew up my heroes were always cowboys and I found out a way to make a living riding horses, but roping and rodeo are my true love.” On June 1, 2008, he became the alltime leading jockey in money earned in American Quarter Horse racing history surpassing the previous record of $41,405,207 in mount earnings. He has continued to add to the record since topping the $50 million mark. Second place in the Average went to the team of Lydia Ulibarri and Chris Francis. They earned $5,850 plus a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place in the Average was Donnie Helmer and Jody Mahaney and fourth was Heidi Payne and Cody Wilson. The winners of the #10 Preliminary were Jeremy Casados and JoDan Mirabal. They came from the second high back position and roped four steers in 36.89 seconds and won $6,406, trophy Martin saddles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was

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Travis Johnson and Rudy Benavidez who earned $4,270, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was the team of Robert Martinez and “The Viking” Fred Lucero. The #10 Shoot-Out was the final roping of the day. The team of Radar Thomas and Tombo Kaufman were second high team back and finished the roping with a time of 36.50 seconds on four steers. “I was pretty nervous and just wanted to catch the last steer,” said Kaufman. “I was really glad it worked out for us.” They earned $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This is my first USTRC saddle and I have been roping for a long time to win one, so I am going to ride it,” said Thomas. “It was just an awesome feeling

#11 Preliminary Kodi K. Armitage (Las Vegas, NM) / Chris Francis (Las Vegas, NM), 33.59 on 4, $5,748, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#11 Shoot-Out G.R. Carter (Oklahoma City, OK) / Chance Walker Gomez (Ruidoso Downs, NM), 33.64 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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to win this roping and I am so excited.” Second place in the Average was Lee Cook and Rodney Wilcox with a time of 37.19 seconds on four and third place was Joel Rivera and Kenny Zamora. The final day of team roping welcomed a lot of new faces to Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque for the Southwest Regional Finals. The #9 Preliminary was first on the agenda and what a roping it was. The team of Scott Norman and Jace Davis came from the sixth call back position and roped their final steer in 9.72 seconds to bring their four steer total to 41.92 seconds. That time gave them first place in the Average. They earned $6,430, trophy Martin saddles, and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to the fourth call back team of Joanie Ivy and Patsy Gordon. They were 45.47 seconds on four steers to win $4,288, trophy Gist buckles, and

$8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was the team of Janet Mickelson and Richard Mayfield and fourth went to Hardy Gordon and Buster Reedy. The #9 Shoot-Out welcomed the team of Lawrence Cordova and Fernando Gonzales to the winners circle. The duo from New Mexico caught four steers in 43.05 seconds to finish first in the Average. “This was my first USTRC saddle and I was really nervous,” said Cordova. “I am just glad I caught all the steers.” They won $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I was pretty nervous and just wanted to catch two feet,” said Gonzales. “I am so happy it worked out. I won my first USTRC saddle just a few weeks ago in the #9 Division at the roping in Gallup, New Mexico. I am going to put this one in my living room

#10 Shoot-Out Radar J. Thomas (Pinehill, NM) / Tombo C. Kaufman, Jr. (Winslow, AZ), 36.50 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Preliminary Jeremy Casados (Tierra Amarilla, NM) / JoDan S. Mirabal (Grants, NM), 36.89 on 4, $6,406, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#9 Shoot-Out Lawrence Cordova (Santa Fe, NM) / Fernando Gonzales, Jr. (Questa, NM), 43.05 on 4, $10,000, VSA IN HOUSE PROOF National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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to show it off.” Second in the Average was Kevin Johnson and Kit Schmidt with a time of 44.93 seconds on four steers and third was the team of Heidi Payne and Johnny Cox. They were 47.60 seconds on four steers and won $4,998 in cash along with a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The win put Payne in the lead for the Cruel Girl Bonus prize. The #8 Pick/Draw was the final roping of the weekend and it was exciting all the way to the

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end. The team of Hadley Gilbert and Randall Gilbert were second high team back. They roped their final steer in 8.68 seconds and finished first place in the Average with a time of 26.20 seconds on three steers. “I was really nervous, but I told my dad that we just need to go make a run,” said Hadley. “It worked out and I am so glad.” They earned $5,174, trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC National ShootOut worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average

went to Kade Elkins and Jose Rojas and third place was Judd Timmons and Robert Martinez. Closing the curtain on the Southwest Regional Finals meant awarding the coveted Cruel Girl Bonus and High Point Gold Plus awards. Heidi Payne overpowered the field of lady competitors to earn a $750 Cruel Girl Bonus plus clothing by Cruel Girl. Donnie Helmer roped outstandingly throughout the entire event as he bested a long list of tough ropers to earn the Gold Plus gold buckle. n

#9 Preliminary Scott A. Norman (Corrales, NM) / Jace E. Davis (Capitan, NM), 41.92 on 4, $6,430, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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The Open Division was really thrilling as the team of Wes Nelson and Joseph Shawnego put five runs together in 36.33 seconds to win the Average. The pair won $5,000 plus trophy Gist bits for their efforts. Second place in the Average went to the team of Brady Tryan and Jake Long. They were 37.72 seconds on five steers. Third place was Blake Hirdes and Evan Arnold. Wes Nelson and Shawnego won the Incentive Average of the roping. The #15 Preliminary was next on the agenda. When all the dust settled from the fierce competition, it was the team of Zayne Dishion and T.J. McCauley who emerged on top. They caught four steers in 27.17 seconds and took home $1,772, plus trophy Gist bits. They also received USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Outs worth $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Cody Barron and T.J. McCauley. They came from the second call back position to secure their spot in the Average. Third place was the team of Tyler Quiring and Walt Rodman.

Open Wes Nelson (Hollister, CA) / Joseph J. Shawnego (Oakdale, CA), 36.33 on 5, $5,000

The #15 Shoot-Out was the final roping for the first day of the Northwest Regional Finals. The team of Tyler Quiring from Farmington, CA and Shawnego from Oakdale, CA were the high call back. They roped their final steer in 7.20 seconds to win the Average of the roping. The win paid them $5,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average went to Matthew Costa and Jeffrey Larson. They were 36.17 seconds on four steers. Third place in the Average went to the team of Jade Corkill and Casey Felton. The second day of team roping action started off with the #13 Preliminary. The third high call back team of Terry Laumb and Beau Hutchinson caught their final steer in 8.31 seconds to win the Average. They won $2,926, a National Shoot-Out worth $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Martin saddles. Second place in the Average was the team of Shad Field and Cody Soffel with a time of 44.81 seconds on 76 / OCTOBER 2010

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#15 Shoot-Out Tyler Quiring (Farmington, CA) / Joseph J. Shawnego (Oakdale, CA), 35.51 on 5, $5,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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four steers. Third place was Bradin Porter and Quinn Mori. The #13 Shoot-Out came right down to the wire. Jess Jones and Michael Mori ended up first place in the Average with a time of 41.88 seconds on five steers. They earned $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth Preliminary. They finished the roping with a time of 34.79 $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team seconds on four steers and won $3,854 and trophy Martin of Justin Marcus and Garrett Rogers and third place was saddles. Second place went to Kort Albertson and Gene Curtis. Cy Eames and Teejay Brown. Third was the team of Matthew Pineda and Austin Christensen. The Gold Plus division was next on the agenda and the The #12 Shoot-Out was the perfect finish to the day. From team of Norm Haaland and Beau Hutchinson put their stamp the high call back position the team of McKennan Buckner and on the event. A combination of consistency Bill Justus posted a time of 32.03 seconds and speed placed them in the second call back on their final steer to secure the Roping Gross s $244,010 position and ultimately first place in the main championship. The win paid them $10,000, Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot s $193,204 Average as they roped four steers in 37.77 trophy Martin saddles and USTRC National (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION) seconds. The win gave them $2,684, trophy Shoot-Outs worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Prizeline s $47,390 leather brief cases, and a USTRC Gold Plus Earnings. Second place went to Steve Return to Roper s 98.6% National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Ceresola and Teejay Brown and third place Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was was D.A. Poll and Beau Hutchinson. Connie Hiatt and Jason Boegle. Norman Witt and Shane The morning of the third day of the Northwest Regionals Dunning won the Incentive Average of the roping with a time greeted ropers with cool and cloudy weather. The #11 of 35.88 seconds on three steers. They earned $1,725, trophy Preliminary was first on the docket. Shelby Scott from Hiko, NV Gist buckles, and a USTRC Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs. and Tad Williams from Curry Cash and C.J. Cash took the top honors in the #12 Reno, NV were third call back in the short round. They stopped the clock in 8.32 seconds on their final steer to bring their fourhead average to 36.43 seconds. The win earned them $4,474, a paid Regional Shoot-Out, a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and a pair trophy Martin saddles. Second in the Average was the team of Hyland Wilkinson and Kelsey Bengoa, while third place went to Colton Campbell and Hayes Smith. As the #11 Shoot-Out got underway the mercury outside had begun to rise. The team roping action inside the coliseum was just as hot as the team of Craig Starr and Matt Hussman proved they could stand the short

#15 Preliminary Zayne Dishion (Bishop, CA) / T.J. McCauley (Reno, NV), 27.17 on 4, $1,772, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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#15 Zayne Dishion T.J. McCauley Cody L. Barron T.J. McCauley Tyler Quiring Walt Rodman Justin M. Marcus Teejay Brown Jason Boegle Bill Finks Tyler Quiring Joseph J. Shawnego Matthew Costa Jeffrey Jay Larson Jade Corkill Casey Felton Tyler Quiring Walt Rodman Matthew A. Pineda Jade Willis Bob Thompson Ryan Powell Casey W. Fuller Bill E. Justus Berry Young Jason Rindlisbacher Zayne Dishion T.J. McCauley Justin M. Marcus Garrett Rogers Garett Smith Quinn Mori

Bishop, CA Reno, NV Reno, NV Reno, NV Farmington, CA Galt, CA Spokane, WA Prineville, OR Fernley, NV Janesville, CA Farmington, CA Oakdale, CA Turlock, CA Turlock, CA Lipan, TX Fallon, NV Farmington, CA Galt, CA Kamas, UT Randolph, UT Caldwell, ID Caldwell, ID Clarkston, WA Haines, OR Elk Ridge, UT Spanish Fork, UT Bishop, CA Reno, NV Spokane, WA Adams, OR Spanish Fork, UT Tuscarora, NV

#13 Terry Laumb Beau J. Hutchison Shadrach R. Feild Cody G. Soffel Bradin S. Porter Quinn Mori Troy A. Cattoor Casey Cropper Jess Jones Quinn Mori Jess Jones Michael C. Mori Justin M. Marcus Garrett Rogers Cy D. Eames Teejay Brown Matthew Costa Jason Boegle Cy D. Eames Bill E. Justus Ed R. Hintz Beau J. Hutchison Zayne Dishion Bruce Corkill Terry Laumb Rick Steed Connie M. Hiatt Rob T. Pyle Curtis L. English Mark E. Lee Jaguar Terrill

Albion, ID Blackfoot, ID Roosevelt, UT Fairfield, UT Spring Creek, NV Tuscarora, NV Nephi, UT Nephi, UT Spring Creek, NV Tuscarora, NV Spring Creek, NV Tuscarora, NV Spokane, WA Adams, OR Gooding, ID Prineville, OR Turlock, CA Fernley, NV Gooding, ID Haines, OR Spring Creek, NV Blackfoot, ID Bishop, CA Fallon, NV Albion, ID Malad City, ID Red Bluff, CA Standish, CA Reno, NV Reno, NV Craig, CO

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Blackfoot, ID Roosevelt, UT Fairfield, UT Monroe, OR Creswell, OR

#12 Curry Cash C.J. Cash Kort L. Albertson Gene Curtis Matthew A. Pineda Austin A. Christensen Rick Gentner Rod R. Berheim Greg S. Grenke Beau J. Hutchison McKennan D. Buckner Bill E. Justus Steve J. Ceresola Teejay Brown D.A. Poll Beau J. Hutchison Greg S. Grenke Garrett Rogers McKennan D. Buckner Gary L. Hepper D.A. Poll Rick Steed Robert Reed Gary Gist Tod Phibbs Jeff G. Bowers Kort L. Albertson Jed Jacobs Matthew Costa Gary Gist Tyler Quiring Matthew Costa Sid Ward Paul Freed Macy Fuller Lyndy Williams Ed R. Hintz Brian White Larry Goss Tom C. Akins Dean McLain Thad Akins Claud A. Smith Bill E. Justus

Eagle Point, OR Eagle Point, OR Roberts, ID Owyhee, NV Kamas, UT Salem, UT Pendleton, OR Kuna, ID Jordan Valley, OR Blackfoot, ID Redmond, OR Haines, OR Fernley, NV Prineville, OR Clinton, UT Blackfoot, ID Jordan Valley, OR Adams, OR Redmond, OR Fort Klamath, OR Clinton, UT Malad City, ID Lakeside, CA Placerville, CA Walterville, OR Creswell, OR Roberts, ID Sugar City, ID Turlock, CA Placerville, CA Farmington, CA Turlock, CA Richfield, ID Morgan, UT Clarkston, WA Blackfoot, ID Spring Creek, NV Ukiah, CA Redmond, OR Harrisburg, OR Yacolt, WA Harrisburg, OR Pendleton, OR Haines, OR

#11 Shelby Scott Tad W. Williams Hyland Wilkinson Kelsey C. Bengoa Colton Campbell Hayes M. Smith Kort L. Albertson Jed Jacobs Rick Smith Hayes M. Smith Craig L. Mariluch Starr Matthew J. Hussman Greg S. Grenke

Hiko, NV Reno, NV McDermitt, NV Elk Grove, CA Klamath Falls, OR White City, OR Roberts, ID Sugar City, ID Montague, CA White City, OR Fernley, NV Topaz, CA Jordan Valley, OR

Gene Curtis Dustin C. Feyder Steve S. Armstrong Dean McLain Tom C. Akins Ken Dewitt Brian White Bob Scott Dylan T. Johnson John Herkner Brian White Colton Martino Austin A. Christensen Gary L. Peterson Chad G. Peterson Allen R. Lloyd Cody G. Soffel Wes Williams Dylan T. Johnson Jaguar Terrill Pat H. Terrill Zayne Dishion Morgan McVay Rudy Blossom Gene Curtis Curry Cash C.J. Cash Doug K. Sorenson Bill G. Bubak Chris Bengoa Colton J. Gow Jesse Northrop Rosco Rhodes Connie M. Hiatt Gary Gist Mike Fuller James Kittleson

Owyhee, NV Elko, NV Spring Creek, NV Yacolt, WA Harrisburg, OR Sparks, NV Ukiah, CA Queen Creek, AZ Schurz, NV Bend, OR Ukiah, CA Heber City, UT Salem, UT Morgan, UT Morgan, UT Spring Creek, NV Fairfield, UT Schurz, NV Schurz, NV Craig, CO Craig, CO Bishop, CA Sparks, NV Owyhee, NV Owyhee, NV Eagle Point, OR Eagle Point, OR St. George, UT Jerome, ID Mc Dermitt, NV Roseburg, OR Fields, OR Reno, NV Red Bluff, CA Placerville, CA Clarkston, WA Eugene, OR

#10 Shawn M. Cox Wes M. Scolari Claud A. Smith Rod R. Berheim Steve D. Ziegler Ron L. Hognestad Ray Nebergall Bobby Adair Lowell Black Eugene Perkins D.A. Poll Earl Higgins Macy Fuller Herb Smith Jesse Northrop Trevor Carrasco Claud A. Smith Rod R. Berheim Joe Scoggin Don D. Quintero Eric A. White Greg M. Estrada Nawny M. Jones Justin W. McDermott Greg S. Grenke Rod R. Berheim Spike L. McCay Ted Phibbs

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D.A. Poll Bill G. Bubak A.J. McCauley Kelly E. Slayton Norman Witt Shane B. Dunning Bradin S. Porter L.T. Peterson

Clinton, UT Jerome, ID Reno, NV Nampa, ID Oroville, CA Proberta, CA Spring Creek, NV Elko, NV

#9 Mark Stafford C.J. Cash Clayton Hansen Chase Hansen Shawn M. Cox Wes M. Scolari Norman Witt Mark H. Burner Peter D. Baldwin Myron D. Duarte Mark Stafford Jesse Northrop Tod Phibbs Ted Phibbs Robbin J. Rowley Chance D. Armstrong Trevor Carrasco Bradin S. Porter Joe Scoggin Carl Norris Mike R. Wright Rod W. Chumley Robbin J. Rowley Bob R. Bear Eric A. White Greg M. Estrada Lee Siebert Chuck Cash Bob Nilmeyer Mark H. Burner Norm Haaland Bobby Adair Tony Jungk Don J. Powell

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#8 Cary Cook Warner Thompson B.J. Murnion Chance D. Armstrong Kelly Boegle Daniel Shehady Kelly Boegle Tony Jungk Steve Fox Mike R. Wright Rudy Blossom Ted Phibbs James Kittleson Bob Nilmeyer James Kittleson Marin Magana Chase Hansen Harvey Glazier Hap Hancock

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round pressure of being in the high call position. Easier said than done they had to catch their final steer in 12.03 seconds to be the champions. They stopped the clock in 7.53 to take the victory. They earned $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was Greg Grenke and Gene Curtis. They were the second call back and cleaned up their final run to finish second. They won $5,604 and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place went to Dustin Feyder and Steve Armstrong. The Winnemucca Convention Center was perfect inside and so, too, were the roping conditions of the #10 Preliminary. Shawn Cox from Middleton, ID and Wes Scolari from Caldwell, ID were the fourth team back. They were 9.27 seconds in the short round bringing their total to 41.37 seconds on four steers. That total gave them the win of the Average. They earned $3,770, USTRC National

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#13 Preliminary Terry Laumb (Albion, ID) / Beau J. Hutchison (Blackfoot, ID), 37.97 on 4, $2,926, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

Shoot-Outs and trophy Martin saddles. Second place went to Claud Smith and Rod Berheim out of the eighth call back position. Third place was Steve Ziegler and Ron Hognestad. The #10 Shoot-Out was electrifying. Joe Scoggin and Don Quintero were the eleventh call back to the short round. They roped their short round steer in 9.98 seconds and held the lead over the next three teams to rope. It wasn’t until the seventh call back that the lead in the Average finally changed as Claud Smith and Rod Berheim caught their steer in 10.07 for a four steer total time of 45.73 seconds. The third call back team of D.A. Poll from Clinton, UT and Earl Higgins from Phoenix, AZ roped their final steer in 9.87 giving them a total of 39.91 on four steers and the win of the roping. The second high call team missed and high call team roped a leg. Poll and Higgins took home $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and USTRC National Shoot-Outs worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The final day of competition was intense with the #9 Preliminary up first. Mark Stafford and C.J. Cash were high call back to the short round and posted a time of 9.02 seconds on the final steer to bring their total to 37.01 seconds on four steers, giving them first place in the Average. They won $2,870 plus trophy Martin saddles. Second in the Average was the team of Clayton Hansen and Chase Hansen from Ontario, OR, while third place was the team of Shawn Cox and Wes Scolari. The #9 Shoot-Out welcomed a slew of ropers to try their hands at almost $17,574 in total prize money as well as trophy Martin saddles up for grabs. In the end it was the team of Mark Stafford and Jesse Northrop from the third

#13 Shoot-Out Jess Jones (Spring Creek, NV) / Michael C. Mori (Tuscarora, NV), 41.88 on 5, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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call back position winning the Average. They took home trophy Martin saddles, $10,000, plus a USTRC National ShootOut worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Tod Phibbs and Ted Phibbs. They were 43.72 seconds on four steers to accomplish the feat. The #8 Pick/Draw is a new addition to the USTRC Regional Finals this year. It was the perfect conclusion to a great event in the Northwest. Cary Cook and

Warner Thompson came from third call back to win the Average. They roped their final steer in 9.16 seconds bringing their total time on three to 33.35 seconds. The win earned them trophy Gist buckles, $1,336, and USTRC National Shoot-Outs. Second in the Average was the team of B.J. Murnion and Chance Armstrong. They were 37.00 seconds on three and earned trophy Gist buckles, $802, plus USTRC National Shoot-Outs. Kelly Boegle and Daniel

#12 Shoot-Out McKennan D. Buckner (Redmond, OR) / Bill E. Justus III (Haines, OR), 32.03 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Shehady came from fourth callback to finish third place in the roping. Closing the curtain on the Northwest Regional Finals meant awarding the coveted Cruel Girl Bonus and High Point Gold Plus awards. Macy Fuller ended up in front of the field of lady competitors to earn a $750 Cruel Girl Bonus plus clothing by Cruel Girl. Beau Hutchison roped outstandingly throughout the entire event as he bested a long list of tough ropers to earn the Gold Plus gold buckle. n

#12 Preliminary Curry Cash (Eagle Point, OR) / C. J. Cash (Eagle Point, OR), 34.79 on 4, $3,854, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#11 Shoot-Out Craig L. Mariluch Starr (Fernley, NV) / Matthew J. Hussman (Topaz, CA), 32.04 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Preliminary Shelby Scott (Hiko, NV) / Tad W. Williams, Jr. (Reno, NV), 36.43 on 4, $4,474, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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#9 Shoot-Out Mark Stafford (Prineville, OR) / Jesse Northrop (Fields, OR), 42.21 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#8 Cary Cook (Wickenburg, AZ) / Warner Thompson (Pocatello, ID), 33.35 on 3, $1,336, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Preliminary Mark Stafford (Prineville, OR) / C. J. Cash (Eagle Point, OR), 37.81 on 4, $2,870, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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The Open division kicked off the event and it was exciting. Cole Cooper and T.J. Watts were the high team back and needed to catch their final steer in 9.29 seconds to secure the win. “I would really rather have to be five on the last steer than have to be nine,” said Watts. “I knew however my header was going to do his job and I just needed to focus on doing mine.” They posted a time of 7.11 seconds and brought their average total to 38.43 seconds on five steers. The win earned them $5,000, trophy Gist bits and double the points for the US Open Tour. “We came here hoping to do some good so we could go to the USTRC National Finals,” added Cooper. “It looks like we will get to make the trip now, so I am pretty excited about that.” Second in the Average was the team of Casey Adams and Riley Pedro. They also won the Incentive Average. They pocketed $2,244 and a USTRC Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third was Wade Kreutzer and Caleb Anderson.

Open Cole J. Cooper (Grand Junction, CO) / T. J. Watts (Eads, CO), 38.43 on 5, $5,000

The next roping was the #15 Preliminary. The team of Todd Drommond and Jay McClain both from Colorado were the second call to the short round. They were 6.29 seconds on their final steer and finished the roping with a total of 29.95 seconds on four steers. The high team back of Rick Montera and Chad Wahlert had some trouble and so Drommond and McClain took first place in the Average. The win paid them $1,688, trophy Gist bits, plus $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kade Merritt and Clayton Vanaken and third place went to Montera and Trevor Kirchenschlager. The #15 Shoot-Out provided a great finish to the first day of the High Plains Regional Finals. Dustin Wager and Todd Wilson were the high team back by twenty-seven one-hundredths of a second over Travis Bounds and Caleb Anderson. When the dust cleared, it was Bounds and Anderson who took the top honors and the Average win.

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The High Plains Regional finals made the transition from Cheyenne, Wyoming to The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, a positive move and a change ropers enjoyed. The event took place September 3-6, 2010 and welcomed competitors from all across the country.

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“I was really nervous before the short round. In fact I was more Travis L. Bounds (Clifton, CO) / Caleb Anderson (Mocksville, NC), nervous here than at the BFI (Bob Feist Invitational),” said 34.41 on 5, $5,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Bounds. “I am glad we got the win.” Flex Earnings each They roped five steers in 34.41 seconds and took home $5,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. over seven seconds. They experienced some misfortune in the “It was a good roping and I’m glad how it turned out,” said short round however. The father/daughter duo of Jamie Hayden Anderson. “I am excited about the money and the saddle.” and Craig Mader were sixth call to the short round they made a Second place was Jay McClain and Clayton Vanaken and third smooth run and finished the roping with a time of 46.53 seconds went to Wade Kreutzer and Caleb Anderson. on five steers. That time gave them first place in the Average. The second day of team roping at the High Plains Regional “We were really out of it and so we just wanted to make a run Finals got underway with the #13 Preliminary. and see what would happen,” said Hayden. “It The team of Marc Banister and Marcus Banister all worked out for us and I am happy to win were second high team back. They roped their with my dad. We rope a lot together and it is Roping Gross s $305,710 steer clean and had a total of 33.21 seconds on always special to win with him.” Roper’s Pot s $230,355 four steers. That gave them the lead of the They won $10,000, trophy Martin saddles, (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION) roping. J.B. James and Jay McClain were the high and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 Prizeline s $47,234 team back. They caught their final steer in 7.80 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Return to Roper s 90.8% seconds and took their total to 29.39 seconds on “I have been roping for about 40 years and four steers. They took first place in the Average this is a very special win for me,” said Mader. and took home $2,730, trophy Martin saddles and $8,000 in USTRC “This is really my first USTRC saddle and I am very proud of it. I am Flex Earnings. Second was Banister and Banister and third went to definitely going to ride it.” Nick Camilletti and Matt Weidner. Second in the Average was the team of Trey Yates and Trevor The #13 Shoot-Out was the next roping of the day. The team of Kirchenschlager and third place went to Tammy Ellerman and Brit Ellerman and Richard Lightcap were the high team back by Jay Ellerman. The #12 Gold Plus went right down to the wire. The high team back of Joey Lange and Cody Rosenthal finished the roping with a total time of 30.97 seconds on four steers giving them the win of the Average. “It was an awesome win and I am excited,” said Lange. “I knew my partner would take care of things,” added Rosenthal. “We grew up together and this is a good win.” The team took home $4,476, trophy leather bags, and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 and USTRC Flex Earnings. Warren Horner and Clint Whipple took second place in the Average and third place was Dick Yates and Horner. #15 Preliminary Todd M. Drommond (Greeley, CO) / Jay McClain (Strasburg, CO), 29.95 on 4, $1,688, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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#15 Todd M. Drommond Jay McClain Kade Merritt Clayton Vanaken Rick A. Montera Trevor Kirchenschlager Larry J. Borrego Todd Wilson Gary Punk Cooper T.J. Watts Travis L. Bounds Caleb Anderson Jay McClain Clayton Vanaken Wade Kreutzer Caleb Anderson Larry J. Borrego Todd Wilson Brit J. Ellerman Jay D. Ellerman Gary Punk Cooper T.J. Watts Dustin H. Wager Todd Wilson Dustin H. Wager Antonio P. Savedra Willow N. Raley Travis L. Bounds Luke Lancaster Lee Lancaster J.R. Olson Riley K. Pedro

Greeley, CO Strasburg, CO Greeley, CO Descanso, CA Greeley, CO Yuma, CO Pueblo West, CO Limon, CO Montrose, CO Eads, CO Clifton, CO Mocksville, NC Strasburg, CO Descanso, CA La Veta, CO Mocksville, NC Pueblo West, CO Limon, CO Ft. Lupton, CO Ft. Lupton, CO Montrose, CO Eads, CO Elizabeth, CO Limon, CO Elizabeth, CO Shawnee, KS Baggs, WY Clifton, CO Bennett, CO Bennett, CO Greeley, CO Nunn, CO

#13 J.B. James Jay McClain Marc H. Banister Marcus R. Banister Nick K. Camilletti Matt T. Weidner Jamie A. Mader Craig G. Mader Justin D. Storms Trevor Kirchenschlager Jamie A. Mader Craig G. Mader Trey D. Yates Trevor Kirchenschlager Tammy G. Ellerman Jay D. Ellerman Taylor Schotte Dawson McMaster Brit J. Ellerman Trevor Kirchenschlager Darren D. Sellers Jeff P. Aylward Todd M. Drommond Chris D. Downey Gage Blair Scott LaClef Brit J. Ellerman Richard L. Lightcap Mark Stafford Clayton Vanaken Tammy G. Ellerman Chad Wahlert Dustin H. Wager Jimmi Jo Montera

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#12 Grant Koury Mike S. Diodosio Tammy G. Ellerman Richard L. Lightcap Shane Guerrieri Matt T. Weidner Lance Crist Doug Schmidt Bret E. Daly Dawson McMaster Kade Merritt Kenny C. Dague R.T. McElreath Joe Matile Tammy G. Ellerman Richard L. Lightcap Lance Crist Doug Schmidt Mark Stafford Clayton Vanaken Lance Crist Joe M. Hughes Witt J. Crowser Todd Q. Holden Nick K. Camilletti Mark Scheller Patrick A. Weaver Chris D. Downey Witt J. Crowser Levi J. Britton Shayne OHotto Clint Lay Derek C. Reeves Nick L. Pullara Alex K. Schuman Clem M. McNaney Bret E. Daly Dawson McMaster Tamara Tunink Mike S. Diodosio Tony S. Holden Todd Q. Holden Wesley Miller Scott VanderHamm Kyle L. Dailey Robert W. Sears Kristen Spencer Matt T. Weidner Alex K. Schuman Jimmi Jo Montera

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#11 Ryan Leatherwood Jim Whitcomb Clayton Vanaken Dick L. Vanpelt Tammy G. Ellerman Brit J. Ellerman Rochelle D. Fielder Jimmi Jo Montera Michael W. Schafer Nick G. Sciacca Shelly D. Ortiz

Sterling, KS Hillside, CO Descanso, CA Laramie, WY Ft. Lupton, CO Ft. Lupton, CO Kiowa, CO Greeley, CO Thornton, CO Trinidad, CO Penrose, CO

Joe Matile Tony S. Holden Mark R. Fitch Peter S. Keller Everett Lombard Dale LittleSoldier Bill Beard Clayton Williams Joe M. Hughes Ben C. Schomp Jeff D. Smith Tim E. Correll Clyde E. Roy Scott D. Musgrave Bill Beard Ted E. Holmes Clyde E. Roy Patrick A. Weaver Mark R. Fitch Steve D. Hanson Jeff P. Aylward Greg A. Shalberg Greg D. Seufer Shannon O’Bryan Nick L. Pullara Tim E. Correll Tim L. Neal John McCollum Todd Q. Holden Greg Cline Latigo Petersen Lance Crist Robert W. Sears Wyatt Cole Stevens Levi J. Britton Michael W. Schafer Chris Hogan Ralph Carty Bart B. Greenhalgh

Satanta, KS Gillette, WY Boulder, CO Ft. Lupton, CO Pueblo, CO Mandan, ND Menoken, ND Amarillo, TX Canyon, TX Hershey, NE Sterling, KS Morrill, NE Brighton, CO Bingham, NE Menoken, ND Golden, CO Brighton, CO Fountain, CO Boulder, CO Elsie, NE Dickens, NE Sheridan Lake, CO Holly, CO Lamar, CO Fountain, CO Morrill, NE North Platte, NE Montrose, CO Gillette, WY Holly, CO Syracuse, KS Canyon, TX Danbury, NE Lodge Grass, MT Billings, MT Thornton, CO Brighton, CO Montrose, CO Olathe, CO

#10 John McCollum Justin D. Storms Les Talkington Larry Chandler J.C. York Jerry A. Kraft Raymond Kerr Paulette O’Hotto Bill Eckroth Dale J. Sorge Willy L. Hicks Chase Gealy David A. Carlile Steve Whinnery Jody York Jimmi Jo Montera O.B. Ready J. Archie Chant Javier Prieto Ricardo Burgos Neal Reicks Tim L. Neal Vaughn W. Long Larry Chandler Cass D. Raine Jerry L. Satterfield Arnie Naibauer Greg L. White Kenny A. Wiseman

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#9 Andy Keith James Shawn Barris Tom D. Myers Dick L. Vanpelt Lynette Satterfield Steve Whinnery Lelan C. Nishek David T. Sunagawa Vern D. Lake A.L. Swain Larry Irwen Sam D. Morgan Kelly W. Chamberlain Todd W. Chamberlain Neal Reicks Tim L. Neal Jody York J.C. York Jerry L. Morrison Herbert Scheierman Jerry L. Satterfield Monica Smith Bret Nelson Bruce E. Nelson

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The #12 Preliminary was all about Grant Koury and Mike Diodosio. They were the high team back and after a fun of 9.60 seconds in the short round, their time of 35.18 seconds on four steers kept them in first place. They took home $3,546, trophy Martin saddles, and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went Tammy Ellerman and Richard Lightcap and third was Shane Guerrieri and Matt Weidner. The #12 Shoot-Out was the final roping of the day. The team of Kade Merrit and Kenny Dague came from the seventh call back position to win the roping. They were 34.16 seconds on four steers and took home $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I never really expected to win the roping, I just wanted to get a check,” said Merritt. “It was awesome and I am excited

time and the win of the roping was the Nebraska team of Willy Hicks and Chase Gealy. “We never really expected to win the roping, but we were going for second place,” said Hicks. “We just did the best we could and it worked out.” They were the tenth call back and roped their final steer in 7.09 seconds. That run took their total on four steers to 38.23 seconds. They earned $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This is my first USTRC saddle and I am going to ride this one,” said Gealy. “We are going to use the money to get to the USTRC National Finals and hopefully we will do good there to.” Second place went to David Carlile and Steve Whinnery. Third was Jody York and Jimmi Jo Montera. The final day of team roping at the High Plains Regional Finals greeted ropers with some cooler weather and a little bit of wind, but the roping inside The Ranch was outstanding. The #9 Preliminary was first on the books. The team of Lelan Nishek and

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#13 Preliminary J.B. James, Jr. (Bennett, CO) / Jay McClain (Strasburg, CO), 29.39 on 4, $2,730, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

about the money and the saddle.” The team has been on a roll. They have placed at three of the last four ropings they have been to. “It always feels good when you can win a roping,” said Dague. “It is awesome to win this one and I am excited that we could hang in there and get some of the money and prizes.” Second in the Average was R.T. McElreath and Joe Matile with a time of 35.18. Third place went to Tammy Ellerman and Richard Lightcap. Saturday of the High Plains Regional Finals began with the #11 Preliminary. Ryan Leatherwood and Jim Whitcomb teamed up to win the Average of the roping. They were 34.27 seconds on four steers and claimed $4,416, trophy Martin saddles, plus $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I won a saddle in ’06, then another in 2008, so I needed a 2010 saddle,” said Whitcomb. “This was a good roping and my partner did a good job handling them for me.” Second place in the Average was the team of Clayton Vanaken and Dick Vanpelt. They earned $3,314, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was Tammy Ellerman and Brit Ellerman. The #10 Preliminary winners were also the high team back in the roping. The team of John MccCollum and Justin Storms finished the roping with a time of 33.17 seconds on four steers. They won $4,810, trophy Martin saddles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Les Talkington and Larry Chandler and third place went to J.C. York and Jerry Kraft. The #10 Shoot-Out provided an exciting finish to the day. The teams of Jody York and Mark Scheller and Dan Brennan and Clyde Roy were neck and neck coming into the short round. However, it was not their

#13 Shoot-Out Jamie A. Mader (Stephenville, TX) / Craig G. Mader (Gillette, WY), 46.53 on 5, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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David Sunagawa took the early lead of the roping. The draw team of Tom Myers and Dick Vanpelt then took their lead away with a time of 46.55 seconds on four steers. Lynette Satterfield and Steve Whinnery then moved them again. The high team back of Andy Keith James and Shawn Barris had plenty of time to spare on their last steer, but they almost used it all up. They were 16.72 on their final steer and finished the roping with a total time of 43.51 seconds on four steers. That earned them first place in the roping. They won $5,260, trophy Martin saddles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Myers and Vanpelt. Third was Satterfield and Whinnery and fourth was Nishek and Sunagawa.

The #9 Shoot-Out was next on the schedule and there was lots of money up for grabs. The team of Larry Irwen and Sam Morgan were the high team back. They caught their final steer clean and ended up with a time of 37.12 seconds on four steers. “I just wanted to catch them all and let Sam do all the work,” said Irwen. “I am pretty excited about this win and this is what we rope for. It is all about having fun and winning with your friends.” The win gave them $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I just wanted to catch the last steer and Larry did a good job turning them for

#12 Shoot-Out Kade Merritt (Greeley, CO) / Kenny C. Dague (Windsor, CO), 34.16 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Preliminary Grant Koury (Pueblo, CO) / Mike S. Diodosio (Fowler, CO), 35.18 on 4, $3,546, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#11 Shoot-Out Shelly D. Ortiz (Penrose, CO) / Joe Matile (Satanta, KS), 37.37 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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me,” said Morgan. “I really wanted one of these saddles and so I am not going to ride this one. I am going to put it on display.” Second place in the Average was Kelly Chamberlain and Todd Chamberlain with a time of 42.17 seconds on four steers. Third place was Neal Reicks and Tim Neal. The #8 Pick/Draw was the final roping of the day and of the event. The team of Jim Braun and Conrado Stefani drew each other in the roping. They were high team back and finished the roping with a time of 27.78 seconds and that was first place. The win earned them $3,132, trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was George Woods and Bill Jenkins. They won $2,088, trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out. The third place team was Martin Trostel and Tyler Trostel and fourth was Lacey Stevens and Rob Mason. With the completion of the event it was time to crown the high point Gold Plus Roper and the high money Cruel Girl champion. That ended up being the same person for the High Plains Regional Finals. Tammy Ellerman from Fort Lupton, Colorado earned the honor of both. “This is a great honor and something I am very proud of,” said Ellerman. “I really encourage girls to become involved in this sport. I thought it was really great when I was watching the JR Looper roping and a little girl won first. That is great and I was so excited.” The High Plains Regional Finals Ended up an ropers were happy with the move and the event. n

#11 Preliminary Ryan Leatherwood (Sterling, KS) / Jim Whitcomb (Hillside, CO), 34.27 on 4, $4,416, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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#10 Preliminary John McCollum (Montrose, CO) / Justin D. Storms (Nathrop, CO), 33.17 on 4, $4,810, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#10 Shoot-Out Willy L. Hicks (Mullen, NE) / Chase Gealy (Shelton, NE), 38.23 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Shoot-Out Larry Irwen (Delta, CO) / Sam D. Morgan (Savery, WY), 37.12 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Preliminary Andy Keith James (La Junta, CO) / Shawn Barris (Windsor, CO), 43.51 on 4, $5,260, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#8 Jim Braun (Douglas, WY) / Conrado Stefani (Hotchkiss, CO), 27.78 on 3, $3,132, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Regional Finals

SOUTHEAST

The Tunica Expo Center is an awesome place to host the Southeast Regional Finals. The event kicked off on Friday, September 3, 2010 and ended up on Monday, September 6. Ropers enjoyed the event and were excited about the opportunity to win lots of cash and prizes. The Open division provided the team of Nelson Linares and Cole Bigbee the chance to put five runs together in 39.41 seconds to win the Average. The pair won $5,000 plus trophy Gist bits for their efforts. Second place in the Average went to the team of Rance Gantt and Tyler Barton. They were 40.95 seconds on five steers. Third place was Tee Woolman and Michael Fortenberry while Gable Hilderbrand and Joe Smith won the Incentive Average of the roping. The #15 Preliminary was next on the agenda. When all the dust settled from the fierce competition, it was the team of Clay Smith and Jake Smith, brothers from Oklahoma, who emerged on top. They caught four steers in 28.50 seconds and took home $2,702, plus trophy Gist bits. They also received a USTRC National and Regional Shoot-Out worth $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Riley Grisham and Dane Brister. They came from the second call

Open Nelson R. Linares (Plant City, FL) / Cole Bigbee (Tuscumbia, AL), 39.41 on 5, $5,000

back position to secure their spot in the Average. Third place was the team of Richard Hall and Derrick Crawford. The #15 Shoot-Out was the final roping for the first day of the Northwest Regional Finals. The team of Richard Hall from Clarksville, TN and Derrick Crawford from Lebanon, TN were the high call back. They roped their final steer in 8.68 seconds to win the Average of the roping. The win paid them $5,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average went to Clay Smith and Jake Smith. They were 40.94 seconds on four steers. Third place in the Average went to the team of Lucas Campbell and Nick Griffith. The second day of team roping action started off with the #13 Preliminary. The team of Hunter Allen and Toby Wake caught their final 94 / OCTOBER 2010

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#15 Shoot-Out Richard Hall IV (Clarksville, TN) / Derrick D. Crawford (Lebanon, TN), 40.61 on 5, $5,516, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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steer in 6.38 seconds to win the Average. They won $4,136, a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Martin saddles. Second place in the Average was the Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the team of Brent Bartlett and Adam Brown with a time of 33.04 Average was Kent White and Avery Roberts. Pete Durden and seconds on four steers. Third place was Chris Lance and Matt Calvin Knighton won the Incentive Average of the roping Midgett. with a time of 31.43 seconds on three steers. They earned The #13 Shoot-Out came right down to the wire. Chance $3,046, trophy Gist buckles, and a USTRC Gold Plus National Parker and Trent Vaught ended up first place in the Average Shoot-Out. Sibley and LeBlanc have won the Gold Plus with a time of 43.04 seconds on five steers. They earned division twice this year. They claimed the $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC top place at the Louisiana Championships National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Roping Gross s $374,890 in Monroe, LA earlier this year. Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Roper’s Pot s $274,332 Shawn Gattis and James Miller took the Kent White and Ross Turner and third place (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION) top honors in the #12 Preliminary. They was Lucas Campbell and Michael Bratton. Prizeline s $47,217 finished the roping with a time of 33.14 The Gold Plus division was next on the Return to Roper s 85.8% seconds on four steers winning $5,008 and agenda and the team of Mike Sibley and trophy Martin saddles. Second place went to Rickie LeBlanc were the dominating factor the draw team of Phillip Hinch and Eric of the roping. A combination of steadiness and swiftness placed them in the third call back position and Maloney. Third was the team of Terry and Gable Hilderbrand. The #12 Shoot-Out was the perfect finish to the day. From ultimately first place in the main Average as they roped four the second call back position the team of Thomas Savage and steers in 36.52 seconds. The win gave them $5,118, trophy Rig Saxon posted a time of 7.62 seconds on their final steer to leather brief cases, and a USTRC Gold Plus National Shootsecure the championship. “I always win when I ride E.R. Scogin’s horse,” said Savage. “He loaned me the horse for this roping and it worked out in our favor.” “We never get to rope together because of our work

#15 Preliminary Clay O. Smith (Broken Bow, OK) / Jake Smith (Broken Bow, OK), 28.50 on 4, $2,702, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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#15 Clay O. Smith Jake Smith Riley M. Grisham Dane Brister Richard Hall Derrick D. Crawford Mark W. Smith Clay O. Smith Eric Dunn Dale R. Martin Richard Hall Derrick D. Crawford Clay O. Smith Jake Smith Lucas A. Campbell Nick J. Griffith Beau A. Hebert Cole Echols Jesse Harville Will M. Woodfin Barry Braden Bo Allen Payten C. Emmett Tyler Barton Riley M. Grisham Dane Brister Mitchell Hembree Nick J. Griffith Gable Hilderbrand Joe R. Smith

Broken Bow, OK Broken Bow, OK Kiln, MS Brookhaven, MS Clarksville, TN Lebanon, TN Broken Bow, OK Broken Bow, OK Mt. Pleasant, TX Cleveland, TN Clarksville, TN Lebanon, TN Broken Bow, OK Broken Bow, OK Moulton, AL Danville, AL Shreveport, LA Elm Grove, LA Bivins, TX Marshall, TX Horatio, AR Winnsboro, TX Ponca, AR Buckner, AR Kiln, MS Brookhaven, MS Danville, AL Danville, AL Bartlett, KS Brodhead, WI

#13 Hunter Allen Toby D. Wake Brent Bartlett Adam R. Brown Chris A. Lance Matt Midgett Riley M. Grisham Mark E. Ward Terry Hilderbrand Jace McDaniel Chance G. Parker Trent Vaught Kent White Ross Turner Lucas A. Campbell Michael E. Bratton Quinton Parchman Nat E. Stewart Suzie M. Johnson Joe R. Smith Luke Calhoun Adam R. Brown Heath A. Pickerill Jeri W. Rhine Rig Saxon Avery Roberts Jim Fuller Clint Quinn Philip Beauregard Jeri W. Rhine Jerald L. Bierman Eric Maloney Payten C. Emmett Justin L. Pruitt Riley M. Grisham George Ameen

Winnsboro, TX Haworth, OK Russellville, AR Beebe, AR Mena, AR Lockesburg, AR Kiln, MS Petal, MS Bartlett, KS Jonesboro, AR Smithville, OK Mena, AR Red Oak, OK Idabel, OK Moulton, AL Phenix City, AL Cumberland City, TN Corydon, IN Brodhead, WI Brodhead, WI Romance, AR Beebe, AR Rolla, MO West Plains, MO West Monroe, LA Downsville, LA Tyler, TX Tatum, TX Squires, MO West Plains, MO Lena, MS Tupelo, MS Ponca, AR Greenbrier, AR Kiln, MS Vicksburg, MS

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Brent Bartlett James L. Miller Jerry Bailey Darren Burns Lance D. Crawford Toby G. Hogan

Russellville, AR Dardanelle, AR Reddick, FL Reddick, FL Pickens, OK Ozark, AR

#12 Shawn Gattis James L. Miller Philip D. Hinch Terry Hilderbrand Gable Hilderbrand Bruce Barnett Josh D. Hamby Jimmy Pruitt Justin L. Pruitt Rig Saxon Thomas Savage Greg D. Williams Dennis W. Moore Jonas Gattis Eddie Cole Suzie M. Johnson Gable Hilderbrand Riley M. Grisham Zack A. Mabry Mike R. Woolven Eric Maloney Mitchell Hembree Marshall F. Hall Caleb Sebo Roy L. Cox Leslie Bailey Ross Turner Natie C. Johnson Thomas Savage Jerry Bailey Kevin Dixon Steven Horne Ed Allen Johnny Pyles Rickie G. LeBlanc Bruce Barnett Josh D. Hamby Tony Casey Dillon Black Darrell Weathers Toby G. Hogan Clint Crane Chance G. Parker

Ozark, AR Dardanelle, AR Crossville, TN Bartlett, KS Bartlett, KS West Plains, MO West Plains, MO Greenbrier, AR Greenbrier, AR West Monroe, LA Calhoun, LA Perkinston, MS Opp, AL Ratcliff, AR Branch, AR Brodhead, WI Bartlett, KS Kiln, MS Piedmont, AL Nettleton, MS Tupelo, MS Danville, AL Franklin, KY Spiro, OK Spiro, OK Reddick, FL Idabel, OK Choudrant, LA Calhoun, LA Reddick, FL Linden, AL Opelika, AL Dadeville, AL Crystal Springs, MS Walker, LA West Plains, MO West Plains, MO Vincent, AL Jasper, AL Coal Hill, AR Ozark, AR Wister, OK Smithville, OK

#11 Randy L. Coleman Joey Coleman Leslie Bailey Dale R. Martin Rick George Eddie Cole Shawn Gattis James L. Miller Dillon Vaught Billy B. Vaught Natie C. Johnson Todd Herlein Kent White Hunter Allen Tom F. Kelly Jason S. Garcia

Downsville, LA Downsville, LA Reddick, FL Cleveland, TN Oktaha, OK Branch, AR Ozark, AR Dardanelle, AR Mena, AR Mena, AR Choudrant, LA Fayetteville, AR Red Oak, OK Winnsboro, TX Clayton, AL Clanton, AL

Paul E. Tucker Josh D. Hamby Caleb Sebo Rick George Rod Pratt Darin L. Freehling Holly C. Stewart Dillon Black Shawn Gattis Adam R. Brown Tom F. Kelly Calvin P. Knighton Shawn Gattis James L. Miller Ross J. Pratt Darin L. Freehling Mitchell Hembree Lucas A. Campbell Chance G. Parker Dillon Vaught Terry Hilderbrand Thomas Savage Bill H. Romine Bill W. Romine Dobie M. Eakes Glenn Hickman Garland Baker Adam R. Brown

Poplar Bluff, MO West Plains, MO Spiro, OK Oktaha, OK Scott City, KS Scott City, KS Corydon, IN Jasper, AL Ozark, AR Beebe, AR Clayton, AL Columbia, AL Ozark, AR Dardanelle, AR Lewisburg, TN Scott City, KS Danville, AL Moulton, AL Smithville, OK Mena, AR Bartlett, KS Calhoun, LA South West City, MO Gravette, AR Philadelphia, MS Shuqualak, MS Russellville, AR Beebe, AR

#10 Dillon Vaught Trent Vaught Jim Fuller Seth Fuller Fatty Q. Hickman Glenn Hickman Todd E. Martin Philip D. Hinch Slayton Taylor Hunter Allen Slayton Taylor Clayton J. Beavers Fatty Q. Hickman Glenn Hickman Slayton Taylor Hunter Allen Daniel C. Ferrell Clark Adcock Bruce Barnett Daniel Dorris Rick George Butch E. LeMay Dobie M. Eakes Glenn Hickman Darrell Weathers Ray Black Bill H. Romine Rick George Tom F. Kelly Jason S. Garcia Daniel C. Ferrell Jim Bowie Adcock Cade Wilson Gaylon Massengill Harve A. Reynolds Daniel Dorris Natie C. Johnson Dillon Vaught Steve Trim

Mena, AR Mena, AR Tyler, TX Tyler, TX Shuqualak, MS Shuqualak, MS Steelville, MO Crossville, TN Amity, AR Winnsboro, TX Amity, AR Dardanelle, AR Shuqualak, MS Shuqualak, MS Amity, AR Winnsboro, TX Dunlap, TN Smithville, TN West Plains, MO Harviell, MO Oktaha, OK Morrilton, AR Philadelphia, MS Shuqualak, MS Coal Hill, AR Clarksville, AR South West City, MO Oktaha, OK Clayton, AL Clanton, AL Dunlap, TN Readyville, TN Black Oak, AR Harrisburg, AR Ellsinore, MO Harviell, MO Choudrant, LA Mena, AR Foreman, AR

Perry Sing Valerie J. Stepp David S. Hamilton Ric G. LeBlanc Rickie G. LeBlanc

Oden, AR Cleveland, TN Cleveland, TN Walker, LA Walker, LA

#9 Jim E. Shearer Nathan C. Smith Brandon Lauber Jeff King Mark Allgood Jerry D. Booker Thomas Royals Nathan C. Smith Joey Pilgrim Roger Hunt Pete E. Durden Jason S. Garcia Nick Gonzales III Jason S. Garcia T.J. Coleman Glenn Hickman David A. Dickson Andy Napier Rod Pratt Steve J. Bugbee Kenny Ray Hopkins Rick George Trent Vaught Dillon Vaught Will W. Schultz Zane L. Ham Ralph M. Hudgins Dustin B. McAtee Mark E. Tichenor Bruce Barnett Chuck D. Schnebly Mike B. Harper Greg D. Williams Steve Judd Dale Corlew Doylene Corlew

Roanoke, IN Purvis, MS Franklin, TN Arrington, TN Camden, TN Collierville, TN Lumberton, MS Purvis, MS Perkinston, MS Franklinton, LA Grand Ridge, FL Clanton, AL Carriere, MS Clanton, AL Shuqualak, MS Shuqualak, MS Fayetteville, AR West Fork, AR Scott City, KS Colby, KS Yukon, OK Oktaha, OK Mena, AR Mena, AR Palmetto, GA Menlo, GA Laverne, OK Laverne, OK Wheaton, MO West Plains, MO Ormond Beach, FL New Smyrna Beach, FL Perkinston, MS Lumberton, MS Burns, TN Burns, TN

#8 Tucker Kail Dillon Vaught Chad E. Applegate Trevor L. Bell Greg Bryan Charlie Rippy Leah Barnett Zach L. Daniel Kristie Silver Colton Clay Hyde Tucker Kail Sandy H. Burns Randall Reid J.R. Barnett Logan Williams Dakota Williams Hugh Laird Shane Swire Sarah McBride Billy C. McAlexander

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Gleason, TN Mena, AR Baldwyn, MS Middleton, TN Moscow, TN Guntown, MS Conway, AR Chickamauga, GA Warner, OK Roland, OK Gleason, TN Paris, TN Camden, TN Conway, AR Smithville, OK Smithville, OK Brookhaven, MS McEwen, TN Moscow, TN Moscow, TN

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#13 Shoot-Out Chance G. Parker (Smithville, OK) / Trent Vaught (Mena, AR), 43.04 on 5, $10,000, National ShootOuts worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Preliminary Hunter Allen (Winnsboro, TX) / Toby D. Wake (Haworth, OK), 32.61 on 4, $4,136, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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schedules. We weren’t even going to enter because we didn’t have enough Flex Earnings, but we won some in the #13.” added Saxon. “The last US roping I won was in 1992. It paid $1,500 and I thought there would never be another poor day. Today I just won $5,000. That is amazing.” The win paid them $10,000, trophy

Martin saddles and USTRC National Shoots-Outs worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Greg Williams and Dennis Moore and third place was Jonas Gattis and Eddie Cole. The morning of the third day of the Southeast Regional Finals greeted ropers with great cool weather. The #11 Preliminary was first on the docket. Randy and Joey Coleman from Downsville, LA.were sixth call back in the short round. They stopped the clock in 8.63 seconds on their final steer to bring their four head average to 38.52 seconds and ultimately first place in the Average. The win earned them $5,520, a paid Regional Shoot-Out, a USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and a pair trophy Martin saddles. Second in the Average was the team of Leslie Bailey

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and Dale Martin, while third place went to Rick George and Eddie Cole. As the #11 Shoot-Out got underway the roping action inside the coliseum was heating up as the team of Natie Johnson and Todd Herlein proved they could stand the short round pressure of being in the high call position. Easier said than done they had to catch their final steer in 11.28 seconds to be the champions. They stopped the clock in 11.01 to take the victory. “I give all the credit to my wife and E.R. Scogin,” said Johnson. “Mr. Scogin owns the horse but, he always lets me ride him.” “Thank the Lord I prayed this morning,” said Herlein. “The last two steers were the toughest I have roped in awhile. My horse, Frank, worked phenomenal. I am very blessed” They earned $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was Kent White, which moved him into the lead for the

high point Gold Plus Bonus prize, and Hunter Allen. They were the third call back and cleaned up their final run to finish second. They won $5,986 and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place went to Tom Kelly and Jason Garcia. The Tunica Expo Center was perfect inside and so were the roping conditions of the #10 Preliminary. Brothers from Mena, AK, Dillon and Trent Vaught were the high team back. They were 9.93 seconds in the short round bringing their total to 34.90 seconds on four steers. That total gave them the win of the Average. They earned $6,268 and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. They also won trophy Martin saddles. Second place went to Jim and Seth Fuller out of the fourth high back position. Third place was Fatty and Glenn Hickman. The #10 Shoot-Out was electrifying. Slayton Taylor and Clayton Beavers were the high call back to the short round. They roped their short round steer in 9.15 seconds to take the win of the roping. “I knew it was a good steer,” said Taylor. “I just had to get him caught. This is a pure joy.” “My horse worked great. It was a last minute decision to rope with Slayton when his other partner drew out. I had never roped with him before,” said

Beavers. “I hadn’t roped very well all weekend. I feel very fortunate.” They took home $10,000, trophy Martin saddles and USTRC National Shoot-Outs worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The final day of competition was outstanding and welcomed some new faces to the crowd of ropers at the Southeast Regional Finals. The #9 Preliminary was up first. Jim Shearer and Nathan C. Smith were sixth call back to the short round and posted a time of 8.46 seconds on the final steer to bring their total to 43.95 seconds on four steers giving them first place in the Average. They won $5,844 plus trophy Martin saddles. Second in the Average was the team of Brandon Lauber and Jeff King while third place was the team of Mark Allgood and Jerry Booker. The #9 Shoot-Out welcomed a slew of ropers to try their hands at almost $23,000 in total prize money. There were also trophy Martin saddles up for grabs. In the end it was a team from Florida and Alabama who finished in first place. The team of Pete Durden and Jason Garcia were the second high team back and they ended up winning the Average. Garcia also placed second in the Average with Nick Gonzales III. “I don’t remember much about the

#12 Preliminary Shawn Gattis (Ozark, AR) / James L. Miller (Dardanelle, AR), 33.14 on 4, $5,008, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#12 Shoot-Out Rig Saxon (West Monroe, LA) / Thomas Savage (Calhoun, LA), 31.54 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Shoot-Out Natie C. Johnson (Choudrant, LA) / Todd Herlein (Fayetteville, AR), 34.81 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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run. I thank Jesus for everything. I had a great partner and a good horse,â&#x20AC;? said Durden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My hauling partner Tom Kelly has also been a big help to me. This is just an awesome win.â&#x20AC;? They took home trophy Martin saddles, $10,000, plus a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt great, and Pete was right. He told me we were going to win it when we entered,â&#x20AC;? added Garcia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks to God and this is super exciting.â&#x20AC;? Gonzales and Garcia were 34.53 seconds on four steers to secure second place in the Average.

#11 Preliminary Randy L. Coleman, Sr. (Downsville, LA) / Joey Coleman (Downsville, LA), 38.52 on 4, $5,520, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#10 Shoot-Out Slayton Taylor (Amity, AR) / Clayton J. Beavers (Dardanelle, AR), 34.62 on 4, $10,000, National ShootOuts worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

 

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“If we would have just been one second faster, I would have a new saddle,” added 11-year-old Gonzales. The #8 Pick/Draw is a new addition to the USTRC Regional Finals this year. It was the perfect conclusion to a great event in the Southeast. Tucker Kail and Dillon Vaught came from third call back to win the Average. They roped their final steer in 12.11 seconds bringing their

#9 Shoot-Out Pete E. Durden (Grand Ridge, FL) / Jason S. Garcia (Clanton, AL), 33.81 on 4, $10,000, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Preliminary Dillon Vaught (Mena, AR) / Trent Vaught (Mena, AR), 34.90 on 4, $6,280, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

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total time on three to 30.97 seconds. The win earned them trophy Gist Buckles, $3,398, and USTRC National Shoot-Outs. Second in the Average was the team of Chad Applegate and Trevor Bell. They were 31.89 seconds on three steers and they earned trophy Gist buckles, $2,266, plus USTRC National Shoot-Outs. Greg Bryan and Charlie Rippee came from 17th callback to finish third place in the roping. As the Southeast Regional Finals came to an end, it was time to award the coveted Cruel Girl Bonus and High Point Gold Plus awards. Leslie Bailey ended up in front of the field of lady competitors to earn a $750 Cruel Girl Bonus plus clothing by Cruel Girl. Kent White roped outstanding throughout the entire event as he bested a long list of tough ropers to earn the Gold Plus gold buckle. n

#9 Preliminary Jim E. Shearer (Roanoke, IN) / Nathan C. Smith (Purvis, MS), 43.95 on 4, $5,844, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each, Regional Shoot-Outs

#8 Tucker Kail (Gleason, TN) / Dillon Vaught (Mena, AR), 30.97 on 3, $3,398, National ShootOuts worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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ernal, Utah is the perfect home for the Dally for Dinosaurs with a unique natural setting and a very roper friendly facility. Team ropers from nine states made their way to the event held at Western Fair Park and hosted by C and C Roping Productions and the Bill Cornia Family. Matt Weidner from Craig, Colorado took the roping by storm. “This was a good roping and really good for me,” said Weidner. “I have been going to this roping since I was about 12 years old and I really enjoy it a lot. It is a roping that is fun and always runs good.” The 28-year-old heeler started the weekend off by winning first place in the #15 Handicap with Jaguar Terrill. They were 34.03 seconds on four steers to

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claim first place and also won the overall fast time of the roping. “Jaguar and I used to rope together all the time, but haven’t roped together a lot here lately,” said Weidner. “He is a good partner.” Weidner also teamed up with Nick Camilletti to place third in the Average. “Nick and I rope together a lot and we practice together all the time,” said Weidner. “He ropes well and we are a good team.” In the #13 division, Terrill and Weidner won the overall fast time and second in the Average. “They always have a great production in Vernal and I really like roping at the Cornia ropings,” added Weidner. Weidner then teamed up with Shane Guerrieri and Matt Reynolds in the #12 division. Guerrieri and Weidner roped four steers in 34.84 seconds and placed second in the Average. “Shane actually drew me and we had some success,” said Weidner. “We did really good and will certainly be roping together again. We are going to the High Plains Regional Finals and maybe we can do good there.” Reynolds and Weidner claimed

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fifth place. “Matt and I just met this year, but have roped together some,” concluded Weidner. Another Colorado cowboy enjoyed some success at the event. John McCollum from Montrose and his partners won $8,984, four trophy Martin saddles, plus $18,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The 47-year-old team roper began in the #11 division where he and partner Dean O'Raine caught four steers in 42.14 seconds. The pair won $2,672, trophy Martin saddles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “Dean and I rope together occasionally and we did really good at this roping,” said McCollum. “This was actually my first USTRC saddle and I am pretty excited about winning it. I have been walking by those championship USTRC saddles for

about three years now and I have really wanted to win one. I am so happy it finally worked out for me.” In the #9 division, McCollum and heeler Tee Wofford won the overall fast time with a time of 7.77 seconds. McCollum and Jeff Satterfield hit the jackpot as they won first place in the Average. The team caught four steers in 36.95 seconds and took home $5,136, trophy Martin saddles, and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “Jeff and I rope quite a bit together. At the very least we team up every opportunity we get,” said McCollum. “He is a good partner, a nice guy and is a lot of fun to rope with.” In the #8 Pick/Draw McCollum switched to the heel side. He teamed up with Chuck Ducray and the pair won fifth place in the Average. They were 37.99 seconds on three steers to

accomplish the feat. “This was a very good roping and was extremely well run,” said McCollum. “That place is a great facility and this was the first time I have ever gone to that roping. I really enjoyed myself and had an exceptional weekend, but I guess that is actually what we strive for.” The Dally for Dinosaurs wrapped up leaving team ropers pleased with the production and the weather. It was a great weekend for team roping in northeastern Utah. n

DALLY FOR DINOSAURS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team

$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Chris Westphal Ronan, MT Allen L. Bach Millsap, TX Nick K. Camilletti Hayden, CO Matt T. Weidner Craig, CO Nicki L. Anderson Rush Valley, UT Allen L. Bach Millsap, TX Tait Gurney Lost Creek, UT Quinn B. Kesler Holden, UT #13 Jaguar Terrill Craig, CO Matt T. Weidner Craig, CO Matthew A. Pineda Kamas, UT Austin A. Christensen Spanish Fork, UT Doyle Rollie Erda, UT Jason Rindlisbacher Spanish Fork, UT Tait Gurney Lost Creek, UT Jason Rindlisbacher Spanish Fork, UT #12 Shane Guerrieri Gunnison, CO Doyle Rollie Erda, UT Cody G. Soffel Fairfield, UT Bart B. Greenhalgh Olathe, CO Harlan Watkins Olathe, CO Matt C. Reynolds Vernal, UT Matt T. Weidner Craig, CO

#11 Kyle S. Defa Tabiona, UT Luke Defa Tabiona, UT Nicki L. Anderson Rush Valley, UT Jason Rindlisbacher Spanish Fork, UT Charisse Nauyokas Delta, CO Harlan Watkins Olathe, CO Tom M. Morrison Lander, WY Justin Ready Dixon, WY #10 Rudy C. Faulds Gunnison, CO Tait Gurney Lost Creek, UT Butch Dorscher Loma, CO L.J. Cooper Montrose, CO Amber L. Greenhalgh Olathe, CO Bart B. Greenhalgh Olathe, CO Dana Irwen Delta, CO Harlan Watkins Olathe, CO #9 Lynette Satterfield Parachute, CO Steve Whinnery Powderhorn, CO Jim C. Seppie Rock Springs, WY Justin Ready Dixon, WY Lynette Satterfield Parachute, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Larry Irwen Delta, CO Sam D. Morgan Savery, WY

#15 Jaguar Terrill Craig, CO Matt T. Weidner Craig, CO #13 D. A. Poll Clinton, UT Jade Willis Randolph, UT #12 Cass D. Raine Loma, CO Harlan Watkins Olathe, CO #11 John McCollum Montrose, CO Dean O. Raine Fruita, CO #10 Mark A. Bonella Grand Junction, CO #9 John McCollum Montrose, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Charisse Nauyokas Delta, CO Steve Whinnery Powderhorn, CO #8 Gary I. Carlisle Redmond, UT Duke A. Kohls Fruita, CO Pam Taylor Craig, CO Preston Coon Jensen, UT Scott M. Brady Loma, CO Cayden Chumley Hesperus, CO Mary Satterfield Parachute, CO Casey Barnes Maybell, CO Chuck Ducray Grand Junction, CO John McCollum Montrose, CO

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#15 Jaguar Terrill (Craig, CO) / Matt T. Weidner (Craig, CO), 34.03 on 4, $1,172, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 D. A. Poll (Clinton, UT) / Jade Willis (Randolph, UT), 26.26 on 3, $1,196, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Cass D. Raine (Loma, CO) / Harlan Watkins (Olathe, CO), 33.60 on 4, $2,110, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 John McCollum (Montrose, CO) / Dean O. Raine (Fruita, CO), 42.14 on 4, $2,672, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Mark A. Bonella (Grand Junction, CO) / Coy Hildreth (Gunnison, CO), 38.92 on 4, $3,279, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 John McCollum (Montrose, CO) / Jeff L. Satterfield (Parachute, CO), 36.95 on 4, $5,136, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Gary I. Carlisle (Redmond, UT) / Duke A. Kohls (Fruita, CO), 32.41 on 3, $3,208, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Prizeline s $8,058 Return to Roper s 73.8%

hen you think of West Virginia, you don’t normally think of team roping, but when Jx2 Productions and the 4T Arena team up you can bet there will be some great team roping action. And that’s what you got as the Mountaineer Classic kicked into gear August 7-8, 2010. For one young Kentucky team roper this will not be a team roping he will soon forget. Clayton Nettleship from Paris, Kentucky had planned on going to the Mountaineer Classic, and the fact that he had some success was just icing on the cake. “This was actually the best roping I have been to this year,” said Nettleship. “It was a really good roping and I really

enjoyed the event.” The 17-year-old heeler teamed up with Dennis Estrin from Ohio to win the Average of the #10 Division. The team caught four steers in 35.40 seconds to claim the victory. “Dennis and I rope together every time we can,” said Nettleship. “He is a good run and I enjoy roping with him.” They won $3,658 and a Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. In the #9 Division, Nettleship really hit pay dirt. He partnered up with Indiana header Holly Stewart to win the Average. “When we are at the same ropings Holly and I for sure rope together,” said Nettleship. “I was excited to

MOUNTAINEER CLASSIC

Open Cory W. Kidd V (Charlotte, NC) / Adam G. Plyler (Pageland, SC), 49.92 on 5, $266

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win with her.” The Average victory paid them $5,561, trophy Gist buckles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Nettleship has been roping for some time and really enjoys the sport. He ropes as much as he can and has high hopes for his future in this sport. “My high school rodeo partner and I just got a sponsorship with Lubrisyn and Mr. Allday wants us to go to college and rodeo,” said Nettleship. “I think we can do some big things with our roping and that is what I plan to do.” It is for certain that Nettleship will always remember the Mountaineer Classic in 2010 because he also ended up winning the high money Martin trophy saddle for the day. “This roping was a true highlight of

my roping career,” said Nettleship. “I ended up winning the high money saddle and that was my first USTRC saddle. I am pretty excited about that.” Overall the Mountaineer Classic was a memorable USTRC event. John Johnson and the entire Jx2 crew along with Larry Tucker and the 4T arena ensured that everyone enjoyed themselves at another great USTRC team roping event. n

MOUNTAINEER CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team

$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Clint J. Moore Limestone, TN Troy Shelley Gila, NM Waylon Cameron Apollo, PA Cole Hudgens Hoschton, GA Bruce Nichols Farmington, WV Bob Knudsen Lancaster, KY Waylon Cameron Apollo, PA Brian W. Groves Burleson, TX Bruce Nichols Farmington, WV Jimmy R. Kelly Eighty Four, PA #13 Bruce Nichols Farmington, WV Cole Hudgens Hoschton, GA Dickie Kirk Middleburg, VA Ron Renzi Leesburg, VA Mike T. Hall Pennsboro, WV Cole Hudgens Hoschton, GA Ryan J. Shaw Pekin, IN Nat E. Stewart Corydon, IN #12 Travis Hull Brodhead, WI Ron Renzi Leesburg, VA Chris J. Galbreath Portersville, PA Kevin L. Brown Keedysville, MD Suzie M. Johnson Brodhead, WI Derek J. Hicks Castlewood, VA Mary Ann Brown Keedysville, MD Kevin L. Brown Keedysville, MD #11 Christina Sciulla Brown Keedysville, MD Kevin L. Brown Keedysville, MD

Bill Johnson Washington, PA Justin Putz Virginia Beach, VA Chris E. VanCleef Clyde, NY Justin Putz Virginia Beach, VA #10 Dennis T. Estrin Auburn Township, OH Clayton A. Nettleship Paris, KY Beth A. Hopta Venetia, PA Ran E. West Alapaha, GA J. R. Spencer Keyser, WV Ran E. West Alapaha, GA Christina Sciulla Brown Keedysville, MD Ran E. West Alapaha, GA #9 Jim S. Cox Crumpler, NC Courtney Walls Warrensville, NC Christina Sciulla Brown Keedysville, MD Jim N. Charles Columbia, PA Scotty Hartfield New Albany, IN Jeff S. Hartfield Charlestown, IN Beth A. Hopta Venetia, PA Larry Tucker Bridgeport, WV

#15 Cory W. Kidd V Charlotte, NC Dillon Black Jasper, AL #13 Jeff S. Hartfield Charlestown, IN Cole Hudgens Hoschton, GA #12 Chuck W. Smith Townsend, DE Justin Putz Virginia Beach, VA #11 Waylon Cameron Apollo, PA Chuck W. Smith Townsend, DE Mary Ann Brown Keedysville, MD Jay Shaffer Stephenville, TX #10 Matt Frazier Benson, NC Gene A. Carnes Friendship, NY #9 Holly C. Stewart Corydon, IN Clayton A. Nettleship Paris, KY Raquel L. Taylor Wirtz, VA Ray T. Sanger Lovettsville, VA #8 Dennis M. Butler Virginia Beach, VA Brad Bowman Nicholasville, KY Lavern J. King New Holland, PA Jim N. Charles Columbia, PA Joe A. Buchanan Urbana, OH Chad Devitt Lawrenceburg, KY Jonathan W. Mehaffey Pataskala, OH Randy Dean Pentress, WV Allen W. Holbert Maidsville, WV Teresa L. Herman Taylorsville, NC

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#13 Jeff S. Hartfield, Sr. (Charlestown, IN) / Cole Hudgens (Hoschton, GA), 29.67 on 4, $2,228, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Cory W. Kidd V (Charlotte, NC) / Dillon Black (Jasper, AL), 27.47 on 4, $1,266, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Chuck W. Smith (Townsend, DE) / Justin Putz (Virginia Beach, VA), 35.79 on 4, $2,495, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Waylon Cameron (Apollo, PA) / Chuck W. Smith (Townsend, DE), 33.86 on 4, $3,292, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Matt Frazier DVM (Benson, NC) / Gene A. Carnes (Friendship, NY), 34.07 on 4, $5,486, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Holly C. Stewart (Corydon, IN) / Clayton A. Nettleship (Paris, KY), 42.86 on 4, $5,561, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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T Roping Gross s $74,460 Roper’s Pot s $52,404 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

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eam roping is always fun, but it is especially fun when you can participate in the sport and enjoy the spirit of the Islands. The Island Championships was held on the Big Island of Hawaii August 13-15, 2010 and was hosted by Z-Bar Ranch and Zanga Schutte. Team ropers from as far away as Oklahoma and Georgia attended the annual event. Local team roping sensation Ken Miranda and his partners won big at The Island Championships. In fact, they took home $6,524 in cash, $32,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings, plus a pair of trophy Gist buckles. “The roping this year was an awful lot of fun,” said Miranda. “There were lots of mainland team ropers and we really

THE ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

enjoyed the competiton.” Miranda began by winning first in the Incentive Average of the Open division and first in the main Average. He teamed up with Zanga Schutte to accomplish the victories. Miranda and Antonio Savedra won second in the Average of the #15 division roping four steers in 34.44 seconds. Miranda then teamed up with heeler Henry Muragin in the #13 division. The duo finished in second place in the Average with 34.52 seconds on four steers. In the Gold Plus division, Miranda switched to the heel side and really hit it big. He and Bob Nilmeyer won the Incentive Average with a time of 35.86 second on three steers. They caught their short rounds steer and ended up also placing second in the main Average. The team won $1,441, a trophy Gist buckle and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Miranda and his father-in-law, Freddy Rice ended up third place in the Incentive Average. “Zanga did a great job putting the event together and it was just a great roping and some great fun,” said Miranda. “There were lots of extra curricular activities and events in conjunction with the roping this year and that made things really unique and fun.” Anthony, New Mexico team roper Wade Baize also had a great weekend at The Island Championships. The 20-yearold header enjoyed his Island visit and

Open Ken Miranda (Honokaa, HI) / Zanga Schutte (Kamuela, HI), 45.27 on 5, $1,331

#15 Wade Baize (Anthony, NM) / Bode W. Baize (Anthony, NM), 32.96 on 4, $1,313, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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won big to boot. “This was one of the most fun ropings I have ever been to,” said Baize. “We got to rope, go fishing, and swim in the ocean with sea turtles. It was just a great experience.” Baize teamed up with his brother Bode to win the Average in the #15 division. They roped four steers in 32.96 seconds to secure first place and were paid $1,313, trophy Gist buckles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This was the first USTRC roping for me to ever win,” said Baize. “It was so cool to win it with my brother.” In the #12 division Baize really struck pay dirt, finishing first and second in the Average. He teamed up with Chris Wong to win the Average. They were 36.60 seconds on four steers and won $2,157, trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Baize and Ty Harris finished in second place. Baize and Wong teamed up once again and won second place in the Average of the #11 division. The pair roped four steers in 37.49 seconds and won $1,604 and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Baize ended up winning the high money saddle and was excited about that opportunity. “This was just an awesome roping and I won my first USTRC saddle,” said Baize. “I cannot tell you how excited I am.” Baize also enjoyed meeting some new friends. “It was just a wonderful trip and we got to experience all kinds of things,” said Baize. “I met some great people and some unique individuals. It was just a fun time.” Team roping in Hawaii is unique and when good friends and new acquaintances are made it tends to make it even more special. It appears the Island Champions turned out to be very special for most all ropers involved this year. n

#13 Andrew Wong (Kapaau, HI) / Zanga Schutte (Kamuela, HI), 34.17 on 4, $1,782, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Wade Baize (Anthony, NM) / Chris T. Wong (Kapaau, HI), 36.60 on 4, $2,157, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

THE ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Wade Baize Anthony, NM Bode W. Baize Anthony, NM Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI Antonio P. Savedra Shawnee, KS Kalai Nobriga Kealakekua, HI Zanga Schutte Kamuela, HI #13 Andrew Wong Kapaau, HI Zanga Schutte Kamuela, HI Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI Henry Muragin Kamuela, HI Bode W. Baize Anthony, NM Henry Muragin Kamuela, HI #12 Wade Baize Anthony, NM Chris T. Wong Kapaau, HI

Wade Baize Anthony, NM Ty A. Harris Decatur, TX Andrew Wong Kapaau, HI Billy Wong Kapaau, HI #11 Andrew Wong Kapaau, HI Billy Wong Kapaau, HI Wade Baize Anthony, NM Chris T. Wong Kapaau, HI Allen A. Aku Hilo, HI Nolan Nobriga Hilo, HI #10 Allen A. Aku Hilo, HI Kelly J. Medeiros Kailua Kona, HI Andrew P. Kauai Kamuela, HI Kelly J. Medeiros Kailua Kona, HI Fred Rice Kamuela, HI Nolan Nobriga Hilo, HI

#9 Herman Holland Kamuela, HI Trevor Child Kamuela, HI Albert K. Duarte Holualoa, HI Kelly J. Medeiros Kailua Kona, HI Andrew Wong Kapaau, HI Butch Gomes Paauilo, HI #8 Bob Nilmeyer Larry L. Correia Kahiau Onaka Fern White Peter D. Baldwin Fern White Stefanie Harris Gerry Shepherd Aletha L. Barkley Bernelle K. Camara

San Martin, CA Paauilo, HI Holualoa, HI Hawi, HI Makawao, HI Hawi, HI Decatur, TX Oklahoma City, OK Kamuela, HI Kapaau, HI

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#11 Andrew Wong (Kapaau, HI) / Billy Wong (Kapaau, HI), 36.90 on 4, $2,138, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Allen A. Aku III (Hilo, HI) / Kelly J. Medeiros (Kailua Kona, HI), 41.87 on 4, $2,157, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Herman Holland (Kamuela, HI) / Trevor Child (Kamuela, HI), 36.37 on 4, $2,682, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Bob Nilmeyer (San Martin, CA) / Larry L. Correia, Jr. (Paauilo, HI), 39.43 on 3, $1,505, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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he National Equestrian Center is the home of the Central States Showdown in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. The event is produced by Herb Snow and took place August 20-22, 2010. Team ropers from 16 different states came to try their hand at more than $135,000 in cash and prizes. Cody Cooper from Holt, Missouri really did well at the event. Cooper and his partners won $9,970, a pair of trophy Martin saddles and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The 23-year-old heeler was excited about his performance at the event. Cooper teamed up with Danny Miller to finish second in the Average of the Gold Plus Division. The team won $2,068 and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out

worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. They finished the roping with a time of 33.39 seconds on four steers. In the #10 Division, Cooper placed three times. He placed first in the Average with Tyler Freund. The pair roped four steers in 29.27 seconds and won $7,428, trophy Martin saddles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Cooper and Dan Tobin finished in seventh place and he and Ethan Freund won the second overall fast time. Another roper who did well at the roping was Ryan Leatherwood. “This is usually a really good roping and they have a great facility,” said Leatherwood. “Herb Snow, the producer, is a good guy and he does a great job

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#15 Jonathan A. Irby (Ava, MO) / Adam Rose (Willard, MO), 26.98 on 4, $2,138, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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with the roping, so me and some buddies just loaded up and headed out to the roping. I am sure glad we did.” He actually took first place in two different ropings. He and Charlie Madison won the Average of the Gold Plus with a time of 33.27 seconds on four steers. “Charlie and I have roped together some,” said Leatherwood. “He ropes good and we drew really good. The steers were really good in this roping.” They earned $3,102, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Leatherwood teamed up with young Brye Crites and claimed first place in the #11 Division. They team roped four steers in 28.98 seconds. “Brye has really been roping good here lately,” added Leatherwood. “He roped some good ones for me in this roping and we did well.”

#13 Davis Andre Golian (Sarcoxie, MO) / Enoch McGill (Maud, OK), 28.79 on 4, $2,570, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

CENTRAL STATES SHOWDOWN • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Jeff A. Schneider Benton, MO Justin Gossett Pollard, AR Nick J. Rawlings Stephenville, TX Ty Ferrell Sikeston, MO Russ J. Manion Waverly, IL George Eldridge Anna, IL Jess P. Franz Steelville, MO Douglas Rich Herrick, IL Tim A. Glasco Anna, IL George Eldridge Anna, IL #13 Jeff A. Schneider Benton, MO Douglas Rich Herrick, IL Curtis Hudnut Canton, MO Enoch McGill Maud, OK Aaron Sorrell Crane, MO Adam Rose Willard, MO Russell Eaves Lonedell, MO Ed A. Ruth Golden City, MO #12 Gary W. Kueffer California, MO Adam Rose Willard, MO Ron L. Phelps Carterville, MO Jeff P. Butler Cosby, MO Doug Hinkle Lewistown, MO Jason W. Larue Bagdad, KY Jim L. Phillips Oldfield, MO Nathan Sorrell Crane, MO #11 Frank E. Pohlmann Sullivan, MO Jay G. Hale West Plains, MO Bryan Saffo Moscow Mills, MO Jerry R. Bliss Ballwin, MO

Frank E. Pohlmann Sullivan, MO Dusty A. Stroud Fairdealing, MO Nicholas Jones Bolivar, MO Joe R. Smith Brodhead, WI #10 Ben Butt Maquoketa, IA Douglas Rich Herrick, IL Jim A. Hicks Cross Timbers, MO Brye R. Crites Halfway, MO Bob K. Carpenter Copemish, MI Gary L. Osborn Tilden, IL Jay Rueter Winchester, IL Bryan Saffo Moscow Mills, MO #9 Barry Kilbreth Piggott, AR Heath Berryman Town Creek, AL Billy F. Arnold Ash Flat, AR A. B. Hale Doniphan, MO Jason W. Allen Decatur, IA Kevin M. Lair Unionville, MO Nick C. Spry Dyersburg, TN James Davis Beltz Vienna, MO Jay Rueter Winchester, IL Larry Vaught Cassville, MO Odell Hastings Poplar Bluff, MO A. B. Hale Doniphan, MO

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Jonathan A. Irby Ava, MO Adam Rose Willard, MO

#13 Davis Andre Golian Sarcoxie, MO Enoch McGill Maud, OK #12 Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Enoch McGill Maud, OK #11 Ryan Leatherwood Sterling, KS Brye R. Crites Halfway, MO Paul E. Tucker Poplar Bluff, MO Josh D. Hamby West Plains, MO #10 Tyler S. Freund Ironton, MO Cody B. Cooper Holt, MO Nicholas Jones Bolivar, MO Cory North Eldridge, MO #9 Ronald K. Entlicher Bolivar, MO Russell Batten Bolivar, MO Justin T. Katen Foristell, MO Gary Sheller Troy, MO Theresa L. Johnson Hartland, WI Travis Hull Brodhead, WI C. C. Stephenson Pleasanton, KS Dalton L. Vaughan Louisburg, KS #8 Ronny L. Hamby West Chicago, IL Teddy Fires Rivervale, AR Odell Hastings Poplar Bluff, MO A. B. Hale Doniphan, MO Mike H. Fitzgerald Fort Dodge, IA Jeff D. Pickett Wellington, MO Dave L. Hornaday Mystic, IA Jeff Hornaday Seymour, IA Mike McClelland Bowen, IL Marty Claiborn Montreal, MO

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They won $5,469, trophy Martin saddles and National Shoot-Outs worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Crites carried his momentum into the #10 Division where he and Jim Hicks finished fourth place in the Average. They earned $2,701 and a Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The Central States Showdown was a roping that you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss. Herb Snow and his crew insured that everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great time. n #12 Danny R. Miller (Lawson, MO) / Enoch McGill (Maud, OK), 34.55 on 4, $3,170, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Ryan Leatherwood (Sterling, KS) / Brye R. Crites (Halfway, MO), 28.98 on 4, $5,469, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Tyler S. Freund (Ironton, MO) / Cody B. Cooper (Holt, MO), 29.27 on 4, $7,428, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Ronald K. Entlicher (Bolivar, MO) / Russell Batten (Bolivar, MO), 37.72 on 4, $6,223, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Ronny L. Hamby (West Chicago, IL) / Teddy Fires (Rivervale, AR), 32.17 on 3, $4,071, National ShootOuts worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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opers from all over Oklahoma and the surrounding states made their way to the Chisholm Trail Pavilion in Enid, Oklahoma for the Chisholm Trail Classic produced by Jeff Smith. The event kicked into gear August 27 and ran through Sunday, August 29. The team of Gable Hilderbrand from Bartlett, Kansas and Gage Williams really had a great roping as they began by winning the Incentive Average of the Open division. They were 31.88 seconds on four steers to claim the victory. They caught their final steer in 9.13 seconds and brought their five steer total to 41.01 seconds. The win earned them $2,821 in cash plus a Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second

place in the Average went to the team of Cody McMinn and Buddy Hawkins. The team qualified to the short round in fifth place, but caught their short round steer in 8.15 seconds to move up in the Average placings. Third place was Robert Kirchner and Darin Suit. The next roping of the day was the #15 Handicap. The team of Jordan Sanders from Odessa, Missouri and Derrick Peterson from Stillwell, Kansas qualified to the short round in the high back position. They ended the roping with a total of 38.83 seconds on four steers. That was good enough for first place in the Average. They earned $2,608, trophy Gist bits, and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kevin Hall

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outstanding run in the short round bringing their total on four steers to 34.06 seconds. The high team back was Danny Miller and Enoch McGill. They caught their final steer in 14.32 seconds and finished the roping with a four steer total of 38.76 seconds which earned them second place in the Average. The win went to Hart and Jantzen. They earned $3,844, trophy Martin saddles, and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was the team of Hunter Munsell and Robert Kirchner, while fourth place was Leland Searcy and Junior Macoubrie. The second day of team roping opened with some cooler summer weather. With temperatures in the high 80’s team ropers were ready for action. The #12 Gold Plus was first up. The team of Clay Louderback and Kingston Chang came from the high call back position to

take first place in the Average. They won $3,854, trophy Gist buckles, and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was the team of Kyle Winslow and Burton James. They won $2,570 and a Gold Plus National ShootOut worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The Incentive winners of the roping were Amy Younger and Charlie Madison. The team won $1836, trophy Gist buckles, and a Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team of Alex Estrada and Leon Winfrey secured the win of the Century Bonus win with a time of 35.43 seconds on three steers. The #11 was all about JaLynn Rogers and Chris Myers. They caught four steers in 35.34 seconds to win the Average. They won $7,808, trophy Martin saddles, and a USTRC

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and Gary Hughes and third place went to Kevin Roden and Micah Lynch. The #13 Division came down to the last steer. The team of Walter Mainka and Will Allen were second call to the short round. They caught their final steer in 8.10 seconds and brought their total to 34.79 seconds on four steers. They earned $2,814, trophy Gist bits, and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was the team of Jerry Skaggs and Micah Lynch. They were the high team back and took home $2,110 and a Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was Hunter Munsell and Lane Reeves. The #12 provided an exciting finish to the first day of team roping at the Chisholm Trail Classic. The team of Audrey Hart and Derrick Jantzen were second call back and made an

CHISHOLM TRAIL CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS Gage Williams Foster, OK Kevin D. Hall Tecumseh, OK Gary Hughes Sulphur, OK Kevin W. Roden Hennessey, OK Micah L. Lynch Meeker, OK Hunter C. Munsell Woodward, OK Derrick Jantzen Ames, OK Cord L. Hodge Tulsa, OK Darin W. Suit Ames, OK #13 Jerry Skaggs Apache, OK Micah L. Lynch Meeker, OK Hunter C. Munsell Woodward, OK Lane M. Reeves Wann, OK Ethan McDowell Mooreland, OK Dustin K. Searcy Mooreland, OK Darryl R. Ezzell Booker, TX Lyndon Morrow Follett, TX #12 Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Enoch McGill Maud, OK Hunter C. Munsell Woodward, OK Robert K. Kirchner Ames, OK Leland D. Searcy Mooreland, OK Junior Macoubrie Paola, KS Mickey M. Miller Hammon, OK Enoch McGill Maud, OK #11 Charles Silk Sayre, OK Kent A. Thiessen Elk City, OK

Colby D. Thrash Alva, OK Brad Bottom Cheyenne, OK Taylor Munsell Woodward, OK Austin R. Rogers Crescent, OK Leslie Bailey Reddick, FL Micah L. Lynch Meeker, OK #10 Ryon Boatright Mulhall, OK Ryan Binford Haviland, KS Malcolm L. Davis Oklahoma City, OK Anthony Echelle Glencoe, OK C. J. Schicke Independence, KS Jerry A. Imhoff Wann, OK Boots Cowin Fletcher, OK Ronnie Lynn Bryce Lawton, OK #9 Glenn Bailey Howe, TX Fast Eddie Burton Duncan, OK Hilary VanGerpen Avon, SD Phil Jennings Pauls Valley, OK Glenn Bailey Howe, TX Howard A. Acklin Graham, MO Allen Simon Douglass, KS Steve Keimig Isabel, KS Leslie Bailey Reddick, FL Phil Jennings Pauls Valley, OK Bob Payne Talala, OK Randy L. Conrad Collinville, OK

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Jordan C. Sanders Odessa, MO Derrick J. Peterson Stilwell, KS

#13 Walter L. Mainka Foster, OK Will Allen Purcell, OK #12 Audrey Hart Afton, OK Derrick Jantzen Ames, OK #11 JaLynn Rogers Elk City, OK Chris W. Myers Marlow, OK Daren Wright Dodge City, KS Kingston Chang Wright, KS #10 Danny P. Persons Woodward, OK Josh D. Seymour McLean, TX Charles Silk Sayre, OK Brad Bottom Cheyenne, OK #9 Agustin B. Rocha Wynnewood, OK Carlos Vargas Hennessey, OK Taylor Munsell Woodward, OK Ryan Leatherwood Sterling, KS Ken Silver Warner, OK Ryan Leatherwood Sterling, KS Larry W. Fleming Oklahoma City, OK Oscar R. Valenzuela Garcia Purcell, OK #8 Larry W. Fleming Oklahoma City, OK Ryan Edwards Sperry, OK Travis Higginbotham Burrton, KS Ralph D. Samson Lacona, IA Daren Wright Dodge City, KS Mike Banks Cheyenne, OK Monty Howell Coweta, OK Dustin B. McAtee Laverne, OK Steve Bennett Independence, KS Darrell Friend Wyandotte, OK

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#15 Jordan C. Sanders (Odessa, MO) / Derrick J. Peterson (Stilwell, KS), 38.83 on 4, $2,608, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Walter L. Mainka (Foster, OK) / Will Allen (Purcell, OK), 34.79 on 4, $2,814, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Audrey Hart (Afton, OK) / Derrick Jantzen (Ames, OK), 34.06 on 4, $3,844, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I was pretty nervous and I am so happy to win,” said Rogers. “This is my first USTRC saddle and I am so excited.” “I thought the high team was going to move us,” said Myers. “It was a good roping and I am glad to win.” Second place in the Average was the high team back of Daren Wright and Kingston Chang. Third place went to Charles Silk and Kent Thiessen, while fourth was Colby Thrash and Brad Bottom. It was another first time USTRC saddle presentation for the winners of the #10. The team of Danny Persons and Josh Seymour were the high team back. They caught their final steer in 9.07 seconds to secure the win of the Average. “This is my first USTRC saddle and I have been roping for a long time to win one,” said Persons. “I am excited and I have a grandkid that is going to love this.” Their total time of 35.90 seconds earned them $7,766, trophy Martin saddles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This is also my first USTRC saddle and I can hardly believe it,” added Seymour. “I am excited and just so proud of this win.” Second place in the Average was Charles Silk and Brad Bottom out of the fourth call back. They earned $5,176 along with a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place went to Ryon Boatright and Ryan Binford and fourth was Malcolm Davis and Anthony Echelle. The final day at the Chisholm Trail Classic began with the All Girl roping. The team of Hilary VanGerpen and Cindy Brown teamed up to win the Average. They earned $1,583 and trophy Martin breast collars. Second in the Average was the team of Kim King and Julie Purcell and third place was Lacy Swiney and

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#11 JaLynn Rogers (Elk City, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Marlow, OK), 35.34 on 4, $7,808, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Danny P. Persons (Woodward, OK) / Josh D. Seymour (Mclean, TX), 35.90 on 4, $7,766, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Agustin B. Rocha (Wynnewood, OK) / Carlos Vargas (Hennessey, OK), 34.45 on 4, $7,890, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Larry W. Fleming (Oklahoma City, OK) / Ryan Edwards (Sperry, OK), 29.88 on 3, $5,850, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Mary Kaltenbach. The next event on the day was the #9 Division. Agustin Rocha and Carlos Vargas were the high team back. They caught their steer clean and ended the roping with a time of 34.45 seconds on four steers. That earned them first place in the Average. The team received trophy Martin saddles, $7,890, and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was Taylor Munsell and Ryan Leatherwood. They received $4,932 and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was Ken Silver and Leatherwood. They came from the 13th call back position and finished the roping with a time of 47.93 seconds on four steers. The #8 Pick/Draw welcomed a passel of ropers to town. The team of Larry Fleming and Ryan Edwards were the ninth call back to the short round. They made a run of 8.83 seconds and brought their three steer total to 29.88 seconds. The remaining eight teams to rope encountered misfortune and Fleming and Edwards took first place in the Average. The win paid them $5,850, trophy Martin saddles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was the team of Travis Higginbotham and Ralph Samson and third place was Daren Wright and Mike Banks. The Chisholm Trail Classic went into the history books and ropers were pleased with the Jeff Smith production. It was a wonderful weekend for team roping. The cattle were good and the weather was great. n

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he Pine County Classic is a great Labor Day team roping event and one that everyone enjoys. The weather is beautiful, the team roping action is great and the fellowship among ropers, friends and family is even better. The event is held at the Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, Arizona and ropers come from all over to enjoy all the amenities. This year the event kicked off on Saturday, September 4 and ran through Monday. Team ropers from all over the region came to try their hand at their favorite sport. Jace Mitchell really loaded up at the Pine Country Classic. The 17-year-old team roper from St. George, Utah was certainly glad he made the trip to the

Pine Country Classic. Mitchell won $5,954, a trophy Martin saddle and $4,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. It was a great weekend for him. Mitchell partnered with Dusty Pulsipher to place second in the #12 division. The team took home $3,378 and a Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for catching four steers in 37.49 seconds. In the #11 division Mitchell partnered with Austin Carter to take first place in the Average. They won $8,530, trophy Martin saddles and a National ShootOut. They roped four steers in 33.29 seconds to accomplish the feat. Another team roper who did well was Krystyne Juan from Topawa, Arizona. Juan and her partners won $10,114, two

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trophy Martin saddles, two trophy Gist buckles and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Juan teamed up with Shayne Thomas to win the Average of the #10 division. They won $7,776, trophy Martin saddles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. In the #8 Pick/Draw Juan and Brye Hendricks won second in the overall fast time with a time of 7.99 seconds. They also place third place in the Average. They ended up winning $2,338, trophy Gist buckles and a National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The Pine Country Classic welcomed ropers from all over to compete. It was a great holiday weekend for some camping, roping and time spent with family and friends. If you missed out on the Labor Day team roping action in Flagstaff, Arizona you will want to mark you calendars for next year, because it is one USTRC team roping you don’t want to miss. n

#15 Gabriel SantaMaria (Tucson, AZ) / Craig Branham (Canyon City, CA), 31.74 on 4, $2,110, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

PINE COUNTRY CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded $2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Chet Pulsipher Moapa, NV Dusty Pulsipher Moapa, NV Johnny Wood Florence, AZ Rick L. Stock Taylor, AZ Chance Kiehne Springerville, AZ Harvey T. Frost Snowflake, AZ Richie Griffith Las Vegas, NV Kal D. Jepson Las Vegas, NV Corey Keyonnie Winslow, AZ Harvey T. Frost Snowflake, AZ #13 Bryce Runyan Silver City, NM Bradford Begay Pinon, AZ Erik Phillips St. George, UT Cody Hall St. George, UT Roy Begay Window Rock, AZ Wacey A. Brady Waterflow, NM Cailee S. Hall Diamond Valley, UT Nels E. Bowen Logandale, NV #12 Dusty Pulsipher Moapa, NV Jace L. Mitchell St. George, UT Robert W. Martinez Radium Springs, NM Lane L. Yazzie Kirtland, NM Eyron H. Cowboy Tuba City, AZ Myles John Indian Wells, AZ Karletts Begay Leupp, AZ Dustin L. Williams Leupp, AZ #11 Colton J. Thomas Queen Creek, AZ Ben Rearden Queen Creek, AZ

Lex Hubbard Dewey, AZ Fred Coffinger San Tan Valley, AZ Dean Schuster Queen Creek, AZ Mike Clancy Queen Creek, AZ David A. Hobbs Casa Grande, AZ Brett G. Hanson Case Grande, AZ #10 Craig Wisner Las Vegas, NV A. J. Vetter Sandy Valley, NV Link Chynoweth Escalante, UT Ricky Yellowhorse Fredonia, AZ Jim I. Blasingame Logandale, NV Brett G. Hanson Case Grande, AZ Buddy Rose Yuma, AZ Howard R. Gwynn Yuma, AZ #9 Francis Ben Pinon, AZ Derrick K. Joe Chinle, AZ Reed W. Rider Wellton, AZ Howard R. Gwynn Yuma, AZ John Nichols Cave Creek, AZ Earl Higgins Phoenix, AZ John S. Hannon Brawley, CA Jim Shipman Imperial, CA

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Gabriel SantaMaria Tucson, AZ Craig Branham Canyon City, CA

#13 Robert W. Martinez Radium Springs, NM Justin R. Marquez Seboyeta, NM #12 Tedson Yazzie Tuba City, AZ Troy Leon Begay Tuba City, AZ #11 Jace L. Mitchell St. George, UT Austin Carter Las Vegas, NV Cody Ty Ben Window Rock, AZ Benjie Sam Chinle, AZ #10 Krystyne L. Juan Topawa, AZ Shayne Thomas Topawa, AZ Ron Lee Queen Creek, AZ Fred Coffinger San Tan Valley, AZ #9 Link Chynoweth Escalante, UT Weston Adams N. Las Vegas, NV Bruce Teague Globe, AZ Burrell Teague Globe, AZ #8 Bobby Mora Escobosa, NM Loren Neztsosie Ft. Defiance, AZ Franson R. Ben Pinon, AZ Richard G. Price Henderson, NV Krystyne L. Juan Topawa, AZ Brye C. Hendricks Sells, AZ Dennis Semkins Wickenbug AZ Latimer D. Yazzie Chinle, AZ Ian S. Begay Chinle, AZ

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#13 Robert W. Martinez (Radium Springs, NM) / Justin R. Marquez (Seboyeta, NM), 33.64 on 4, $3,870, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Jace L. Mitchell (St George, UT) / Austin Carter (Las Vegas, NV), 33.29 on 4, $8,530, National ShootOuts worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Krystyne L. Juan (Topawa, AZ) / Shayne Thomas (Topawa, AZ), 35.92 on 4, $7,776, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Link Chynoweth (Escalante, UT) / Weston Adams (No Las Vegas, NV), 45.27 on 4, $6,204, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Bobby Mora (Escobosa, NM) / Loren Neztsosie (Ft Defiance, AZ), 29.01 on 3, $3,918, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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High Plains Regional 10 to 12 7 to 9 1. Gunnar Stapleton 1. Olivia Lay 2. Wade Smith 2. Tucker Storms

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The Island Champ 10-12 7-9 1. Kahiau Onaka 1. Kelsie Mederios 2. Ethan Awa 2. Dawston Hoopai (Previous 2010 Buckle Winner)

Central States Showdown 10 to 12 7 to 9 2. Jason Myers 1. Garrett Snow 1. Tyler Manion 2. Blake Ellison

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represents an age bracket––the light blues designate the 17 & Unders, the dark blues the 45-54 years olds the yellows the 25-34 year-olds and so on. This chart, instead of representing entries at sanctioned ropings, represent winners at sanctioned ropings. By winners I mean teams that earned checks. So if your team won a check(s) at any sanctioned roping between 2004 and 2009, you are part of a color on this chart. Each set of columns represents a roping division. Looking at the Open, as an example, you can see that the age bracket that won the most checks in the Open was the 25-34 year-olds by far. The 25-34 yerolds were also the top winning bracket in the #15, the #13 and the #12 but from there on down, the 35-44 year-olds take over. In every division except the #15 and the Open where 18-24 year-olds come in second, the two brackets encompassing 25-44 years of age finish first and second. Notice that I have also included ALL Ropers at the far

right. These are the same figures that are in TABLE 2, but keep in mind that there is a little bit of apples and oranges going on here since all the numbers NOT in the ALL Ropers column depict six different years in time while the ALL Ropers column only illustrates one. Nonetheless, the numbers should be fairly close to being accurate. So, using the ALL Ropers column you can perform the following exercise to see how well each age bracket does. Draw a line from the top of each column in ALL Ropers straight across to the left to the Percent Xaxis. How well each age bracket is doing, relatively, is indicated by how many columns of the same color are either above or below that line. Drawing lines in your mind’s eye from the tops of the yellow (2534) and the green (35-44) colums straight across and you will see that in every division, both columns are higher than the ALL Ropers line. That tells me that those two brackets are winning more than their fair share of ropings. Next best would be the 18-24 year-olds. They are above the ALL Roper line in five divisions and below the line in three. The 18-24 weak divisions are the #8, #9 and #10. 45-54 year-olds are above the line in two divisions, below in

six. Their two strong divisions are the #8 and #9. The 17 and Unders are above the line only once, in the #9 division while the senior set of 55-64 and 65 & Over do not get above their lines at all. So if you thought the under 25 year-olds were running away with every roping in sight, I’m sorry, but you were wrong. It appears that you have to get over the quarter century mark before you can start claiming any real honors. And its not like the senior set are getting shut out, by no means. They obviously don’t fare well in the higher numbers ropings but then they, as we saw in Chart 3, don’t enter those ropings very often either. In the #8, #9 and #10, on the other hand, the 55-64 year-olds are winning 9.2%, 11.2% and 8.4% respectively, while representing 11.7% of the total roping population. That isn’t far off the mark. After all the numbers have been put back in the vault, I am still impressed by the huge breadth of aged participants in our sport. While I couldn’t find one, team roping is about as close to a nine to ninety sport you can find. I’ll bet that can still happen. Keep your eyes peeled in the arena, we may get, not a May-December, but a JanuaryDecember team roping marriage yet! n

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Tips and Tricks Roping Right Bottom Strand Probably the most important part of your loop is the bottom strand. This is true for both headers and heelers and neither can become very consistent without the knowledge of the bottom strand importance. To begin, the bottom strand is the part of the loop opposite the hondo and it builds the power in your swing. You cannot push the top strand, but you can pull the bottom strand around in your swing. The more power you put in your swing, the more power that builds your loop from pulling the bottom strand, which in return moves the rest of the loop. For heelers, the bottom strand is the part that slips under the steer’s legs. As a heeler swings the rope, the bottom strand is often above the top strand, but as he or she throws the loop, the loop is in a more upright angle with the bottom strand on the bottom. The top strand breaks over the steer’s legs and helps accelerate the tip of the loop in front of the steer’s back legs for a solid catch. The bottom strand is important as it needs to be low in order for the steer to hop over it and into the loop for the catch. Headers bottom strand is important as it is the part of the loop that catches the right horn. It has been said that many want the bottom strand to be aimed at the steer’s right eye. This helps the roper keep his or her swing in the correct angle as they approach the steer and throw their loop. The bottom strand will need to be lower than the top as it is the part of the loop that catches the right horn. Unlike a heel loop, once the bottom strand hits the base of the steer’s right horn, it helps accelerate the loop around the left horn. The top strand just needs to be high enough to clear the tip of both horns as the loop continues its catch.

Horse Savvy Go to any roping in the country and prior to the event, you will see everyone warming up their horse. This is a must. Any athlete must stretch and warm up their muscles prior to an event. Warming up your horse does this for him and you, prior to roping. Ligaments are stretched and pulled, as well as muscles, and all of the stiffness is worked out during warm up not only for the horse, but the rider as well. During warm up, a roper needs to take the opportunity to create and neutralize the communication lines to the horse. Warm up should be a whole lot more than just loping around in a few circles. Trotting and loping to the left and then the right, as well as stopping straight, turning to the left and right and even backing up a few steps help build the confidence between horse and rider. A routine warm up also allows the horse to gain a consistent standard to build upon. It allows the horse to begin listening to you from the start and opens the communication lines. Staying consistent here as well as with all of your training will continue to build the trust between the horse and the rider.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to explain to teens today that being a good person pays off. Instant technology and instant answers to almost any question can be found on the internet. The one question that the internet canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right thing to do?â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Roy taught us. He and Hoppy, Rex, Gene, Cisco, Lone, Sky, Bobby Benson and the B bar B Riders and their great sidekicks. In their simple parables they showed us the difference between good and bad, between right and wrong. They led us to believe that the Code of the West boils down to â&#x20AC;&#x153;doinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the right thing.â&#x20AC;? That it was real, had value and was worth living and dying for. I mentioned Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice. If he called me on the phone tonight Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d recognize him immediately. If he asked me what was goinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tell him about the great honor that we have paid his horse and his dog. And that we still think about him, that kids are still watchinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; his old movies, because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a market for heroes in our kids and grandkids. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also mention that many of us appreciate that in his private life he lived up to the image of his movie character. A decent man. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a bad way to be remembered. Of course, speakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of beinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; remembered, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the horse sale Haythornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horse Profit sold for $50,000, I took a paint gelding in trade for a speakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; job, and RFDTV paid $266,600 for Trigger. They also bought Bullet for $35,000. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have thought at that price theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have throwed Bullet in for free! www.baxterblack.com

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will just tell you I was scrambling. Getting the trailer unloaded, clothes washed, things repacked and then we are ready to go again, on another team roping excursion. It is such a busy time and to be very honest I’m running on empty. We hardly even get home for a minute or two. There is little time to rest and then it is hurry up and regroup and away we go again. You would think there was never going to be another team roping so we have to make them all before the weather gets cold and the roping slows down. You cannot imagine the mess two kids, two dogs and one team roper leave in a pickup and trailer. Mmmm, or maybe you can. It amazes me when clean up and pick up time comes around everyone disappears including the dogs. That is pretty bad when even the dogs can’t be found. I had gotten everything moved outside the trailer and was cleaning and scrubbing down the shower stall and toilet. On my hands and knees with hair in my eyes, Clorox in my nose and a hole in my rubber glove I was about at rope’s end—literally and no pun intended. Guess who popS his head inside the door? It was none other than Mr. Team Roper, himself. “Whatcha doin in there, Gracie?” he drawled. “Are you putting all this stuff that is out here on the ground back in the trailer? Cuz, I need this duct tape and the wire pliers. I will also need this baling twine and look here! This is that DVD movie Buzzy was looking for the other day!” Without even getting up from the floor I thought if looks and thoughts could kill, Boss would be decorating heaven’s streets. I actually stopped short

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of muttering, “Idiot!” I stood up and water dripped from the shower head into my hair and made droplets fall on my cheeks. Stepping to the outside door of the trailer I asked him what was wrong with him. He turned to look at me and he knew better than to say it but it came out anyway! Some ropers around my house operate with their elevator on standby. “Good grief, Gracie,” he gawked. “You look like you been rode hard and put up wet!” A sly, manure (that is the nice word) eating grin of embarrassment formed on the corners of his mouth as he realized what he had said. Now, there are just some things you do not say to your wife even if you think it. Honestly, you just don’t voice it out loud. Boss is oblivious to the fact that I cook his meals, wash his clothes, pay his bills and sometimes feed and even saddle his horses. I, invariable all the time, turn out his stupid roping steers so he can hone the skills of his trade. He probably thinks there must be a “roping good fairy” around our house who hangs out with the tooth fairy and all those other fairies who accomplish the little tasks I just mentioned. Therefore, in jest or not, telling me I looked like I had been rode hard and put up wet was not a good thing. Little did he realize I could take him out at any time and he would never even know what happened. Laxatives in his lunch meat might be an option but then I’d have to clean that up as well. When I furled the wet soapy sponge toward him he ducked and side stepped. He looked at me with this shocked “what did I do now” look on his face. Like he had to take the time to figure that one out!

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“What?” he stammered. “I was just teasing you. No need to get a burr under your blanket!” So now it was suddenly all my fault! Suddenly, I was the one mad and bent upside down. He gave me a “thumbs up” with that stubby little scarred up thumb of his thinking, in all honesty, that would make me feel better. Surely, that wasn’t his way of apologizing. Unexpectedly, the kids came running up out of nowhere; June in that roping horse lope she always uses and Buzzy with that mimicked team roping swagger. You know, you have seen it. Mutton busters swagger like bull riders and little ropers strut like big ropers. Both kids scrambled into the trailer asking, “Whatcha doin, mom?” Am I invisible here I wondered? Is what I’m doing in this trailer not obvious to the whole wide world? Well, let me explain it to you so everyone will understand. Let me broadcast it from the highest mountain, through the loudest speakers, over the loudest channels and abroad so the whole world will know and no one has to

ask “Whatcha doin, Gracie!” I am cleaning this stupid horse trailer, unpacking and repacking stuff so we can leave again in a day or two for another fun weekend of team roping. I’m doing this so everything will be perfect, accessible and comfortable while you enjoy your favorite past time. I’m doing this so you will have a place to sleep and something to eat and a clean warm shower to refresh your worn body and spirit. And just so everyone knows I’m tired and NO I have not been rode hard and put up wet and I do not look like that either. So there! You people need to get a grip and be a little more appreciative and helpful. If I walk off this job you might be in a world of hurt. In all honesty I don’t think this would get done if I didn’t do it. I wouldn’t want to do it if I didn’t have to do it! So reflect on that awhile. Keep Ropin! Yeah, Just Keep Ropin! Love ya! Gracie

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hate to lose. I like winning and I’m sure everyone does, but the reason I say it like that is because if a person hates losing, then you should love winning and I don’t. Winning to me is very satisfying. It lets me know that what I’m doing with my horse at home in the practice arena and my ideas about roping are correct. That’s why I enter, because if you don’t enter and rope against people your own level or above, it’s easy to become a legend in your own mind. You can have all the philosophy you want and you can tell everyone who will listen to you your ideas, but unless you enter and compete, then you’re just a talker. I would much rather watch a person’s ideas than listen to them, any time. If you don’t get out there and compete then you’ll never know if your ideas are correct. When I was growing up, my dad had a simple idea. I heard other people say it as well, but he lived it. He would tell me that if we don’t compete against people who are better than we are, we will never get any better. At that time in my life, we lived in California and so did every great roper, especially the Camarillo’s. My dad would find out where they were going to rope, and that’s where we would go. He would drive by a little easy roping and go straight to where the tough guys were. Have you ever seen a little kid going to get his first haircut? He doesn’t go willingly, he’s kicking and screaming. That’s almost the way I would act. We had a homemade trailer and I rode a 16 hand tall appaloosa horse and I felt like a lamb being led to slaughter. I would tell my dad, “We don’t have a chance.” He would say, “You’re right, especially if we stay home and we don’t enter. If we go and put our names down, then you never know what might happen.” After he walked away, I would say under my breath, “I know what’s going to happen, we’re going to be killed by these guys,” but I never said a word out loud. I’d go get my appy, load up and away we would go. Then it happened one night in Los Banos, California. We won! Every tough guy in the world was there that night, and my dad and I won a go round and you would have thought we won the world. When we got in the truck that night he said, “If we can beat them once we can beat them again.

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We’re learning and we’re getting better.” What a great feeling that night, and you’ll never have that feeling unless you give yourself a chance and get out there and mix it up. I know guys who will not even enter unless every little thing is in their favor. How are they ever going to realize what their true potential is if they never challenge themselves? I’ve heard people say, “I don’t have a chance.” That’s not true if you’re entered. Anyone has a chance, and if you don’t believe that just ask Buster Douglas. Mike Tyson was undefeated and had knocked out almost everyone he fought in the first or second round. He was scary and acted crazy, and people refused to fight him. Then along came Buster Douglas. The odds in Las Vegas were 50-1 against Douglas. He not only beat Tyson, but knocked him out. There is nothing better or more exciting in this world than a person with a chance. If you’re afraid that you might lose and you let past defeats stop you, then you are defeated. In sports, one team might be favored by 50 points and guess what happens sometimes? You got it, right out of the blue the underdog slays the giant and that’s why they play the game. You never know what might happen. The man that trained Mike Tyson and created that magnificent warrior was named Cus D’Amato. Cus unfortunately died before Mike became the Heavyweight Champion of the World, so he never got to see the results of his labor. It was unfortunate for Mike as well, because he got away from the things that his Hall of Fame trainer taught him about boxing and about life. In a documentary about the two of them I watched one time, Mike told Cus that he felt nervous and afraid sometimes before he fought. Cus said that a coward and a champion feel those same emotions. They both have doubts and are apprehensive, but they react to those feelings in two different ways. One runs away and the other faces his fears and stays and fights. Win or lose, he has the courage to stay and fight, and you never know what might happen if you make that choice. Until next month Thanks for your time

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Memphis Regional Memphis, Tennessee • Agricenter Show Place Arena November 13 & 14, 2010 Saturday, November 13 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #15 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 3x 80% Payback #13 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #12 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #11 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x NTRL VIP Roping 75% Payback at Regional #12 & #10 4-HD $50/Roper, May Enter Each 2x

Sunday, November 14 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #10 Capped at #6 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #9 Capped at #5 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #8 Capped at #4 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #7 Capped at #4 3-HD Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or Draw all 3 for $150, Can do this one time

PRIZES Priefert Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Weekend Reinsman Saddle to Reserve High Point Roper of the Weekend Carroll Original Wear Attire to Average Winners of All Ropings NTRL National Shootouts to 1st-10th in Average in all ropings. USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners Must have 2010 or 2011 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. NTRL Memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only. USTRC Dress Code Required (Collared button down shirts, boots, jeans, NO BALL CAPS). Roping produced by NTRL Staff. For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or John Johnson 423/340-0640. Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only. HOST HOTELS: Holiday Inn & Suites 901-266-1952 Comfort Inn 901/757-7800 STALLS: $20/night. Shavings $7/ bag. NO TIE OUTS. Plenty of stalls on the grounds. RV Hookups $25/night. No Reservations necessary. DIRECTIONS: 105 S. Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN. I-40 to Germantown Parkway, South 4 miles. Arena on right.

Roping Format #15 Four head, progressive after one. 80% Payback. Entry fees are $75/roper. May enter 3 times, any combination of picks or draws. #13, #12, #11, #10 Four head, progressive after one. May enter each roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #10 is capped at 6 Elite. #9, #8 Four head, progressive after one. May enter roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #9 is capped at 5 Elite. #8 is capped at 4 Elite. #7 Three head, progressive after one. Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or can draw all 3 for $150. You may do this one time. #7 is capped at #4. VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $50/roper. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May enter each roping 2 times. 75% Payback.

Northeast Regional Bristol, Tennessee • McPherson Arena November 27 & 28, 2010 Saturday, November 27 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #15 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 3x 80% Payback #13 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x $1,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners #12 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x $1,500 Guaranteed to Average Winners #11 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x $2,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners NTRL VIP Roping 75% Payback at Regional #12 & #10 4-HD $50/Roper, May Enter Each 2x

Sunday, November 28 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #10 Capped at #6 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x $2,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners #9 Capped at #5 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x $2,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners #8 Capped at #4 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x $1,500 Guaranteed to Average Winners #7 Capped at #4 3-HD Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or Draw all 3 for $150, Can do this one time

PRIZES Priefert Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Weekend Priefert Regional Champion Buckles Awarded to High Point #4 & Below, #5 or #6, #7 & Above of the weekend NTRL National Shootouts to 1st-10th in Average in all ropings. USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners Must have 2010 or 2011 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. NTRL Memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only. USTRC Dress Code Required (Collared button down shirts, boots, jeans, NO BALL CAPS). Roping produced by NTRL Staff. For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or John Johnson 423/340-0640. Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only. HOST HOTEL: Microtel Inn and Suites 276/669-8164 STALLS & RV HOOKUPS: Stalls and RV Hookups are limited. Please call to reserve. Generators welcome. ADDRESS OF FACILITY: 934 Knob Park Road, Bristol, TN 37620. For directions go to www.mcphersonquarterhorses.com

Roping Format #15 Four head, progressive after one. 80% Payback. Entry fees are $75/roper. May enter 3 times, any combination of picks or draws. #13, #12, #11, #10 Four head, progressive after one. May enter each roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #10 is capped at 6 Elite. #9, #8 Four head, progressive after one. May enter roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #9 is capped at 5 Elite. #8 is capped at 4 Elite. #7 Three head, progressive after one. Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or can draw all 3 for $150. You may do this one time. #7 is capped at #4. VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $50/roper. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May enter each roping 2 times. 75% Payback.

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Friday, October 8 Books open at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m.

Perry, GA Georgia National Fairgrounds Friday & Saturday • October 8 & 9

#15 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x #13 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x #12 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x #11 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x

Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Day Reinsman Saddle to Reserve High Point Roper of the Day

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

NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average in all ropings

VIP Roping

USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners Must have 2010 or 2011 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event and will be valid for 2011. NTRL Dress Code Required. For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or Franklin Thomas at 706/473-0476. Roping Format #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 Four head, progressive after one. May enter each roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #9, #8 #9 is capped at 5 Elite. Four head, progressive after one. May enter roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $50/roper. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are ran together. May enter each roping 2 times. 70% Payback. Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only. Books will open a minimum of one and one-half hours prior to the start of each roping and will close thirty minutes before the start of each roping. Rotations will be used after 150 teams. The books will close for a roping at the end of the second round of the roping prior. Hotels: Reserve hotels early or they will not be available due to the state fair. RV’S: For reservations call the Georgia National Fairgrounds 478/987-3247 Directions: Take I-75 to Perry, GA. Take exit 134 or 135. Address is Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA 31069 NTRL memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only

#12 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 2x, 70% Payback #10 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 2x, 70% Payback

#10 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #9 Capped at #5+ 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x #8 Capped at #4+ 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x May enter all ropings any combination of picks or draws

UPCOMING EVENTS Alabama Regional Dadeville, AL • Allen’s Arena October 16 Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Day Trophy Saddle to Reserve High Point Roper of the Day NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average in all ropings USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners of all ropings Plus More Prizes to Average Winners of All Ropings

Must have 2010 or 2011 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event and will be valid for 2011. NTRL Dress Code Required. For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or Ed Allen at 256/749-0541 Roping Format VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $40/roper. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May enter each roping 2 times. 70% Payback. Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only. 2010 or 2011 USTRC Membership Required NTRL memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only

162 / OCTOBER 2010

Saturday, October 16 Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m.

#13 Handicapped down to #11 Enter 1, Draw 1 or Draw both for $80/roper. Can do this up to 3 times for a total of 6 runs. 4-HD, Progressive after one.

#12 Handicapped down to #10 Enter 1, Draw 1 or Draw both for $80/roper. Can do this up to 3 times for a total of 6 runs. 4-HD, Progressive after one.

VIP Roping #12 4-HD, $40/Roper, Enter 2x, 70% Payback #10 4-HD, $40/Roper, Enter 2x, 70% Payback

#8 Capped at #4 Elite Enter 1-Draw 1 or Draw both for $80/roper. Can do this up to 3 times for a total of 6 runs. 3-HD, Progressive after one.

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Rockin Circle H October 30 Rockin Circle H Arena Lizella, GA* *NOTE LOCATION CHANGE Books open 8:00 a.m Rope 10:00 a.m. CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL: If weather is questionable we will move to the covered arena in Hawkinsville, GA 50 miles away) SADDLE SERIES September 18 - October 30 - November 13 December 4 (Series Finals - Hawkinsville, GA)

Round Robin Capped at 5 Elite. 1 head, $50/roper. #13 Handicap Pick or Draw, $25/roper, Enter 5x, 4 head, progressive after one. #11 Slide Handicapped Up to #13 and Down to #9 Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw both for $50/roper. Can enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 4 head, progressive after one. #8 Slide Handicapped Up to #10 and Down to #6, Pick 1, Draw 1, or Draw both for $50/roper, Can enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 3 head, progressive after one. 10 Head Challenge $75/roper, Limit to 10 teams only, may enter 2x. Capped at #5 Elite. Can call to reserve spot. 10 steers: Every team ropes all 10 steers High Point #3 & Below Roper of the Series will receive a Fully Tooled JX2 Series Saddle by Reinsman High Point #4 & Above Roper of the Series will receive a Fully Tooled JX2 Series Saddle by Reinsman Saddles will be awarded on December 4 NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st in the Average of #13, #11, & #8 NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st and 2nd in Average of 10 Head and Round Robin

Osburn Arena NTRL Series Campbell, NY Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. sharp! March 13 April 10 May 1 June 5 July 17 OPEN #8 #12 #9 #11 #10 #12 VIP

August 14 September 18 October 16 November 13 FINALS* December 11

4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) 4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper- Enter 2x 2010 USTRC Membership Required. *Must have attended 5 out of the 9 regular ropings in the series to attend Finals.

Rockin Circle H Arena, 4950 Marshall Mill Road, Lizella, GA 31052

For More Info Call Rockin Circle H: Todd Harris at 478/447-5310

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

Credit cards accepted with additional 3% charge

2010 or 2011 USTRC Membership Required Memberships purchased at this event are valid for 2011

TRIAD numbers only

UPCOMING EVENTS Southeast Regional Marianna, Florida â&#x20AC;˘ Jackson County Ag Center November 20 & 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20 Sunday, November 21 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #15 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 3x 80% Payback #10 Capped at #6 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #13 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #9 Capped at #5 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #12 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #8 Capped at #4 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #11 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #7 Capped at #4 3-HD Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or NTRL VIP Roping 75% Payback at Regional Draw all 3 for $150, Can do this one time #12 & #10 4-HD $50/Roper, May Enter Each 2x PRIZES Priefert Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Weekend Carroll Original Wear Attire to Average Winners of All Ropings NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average in all ropings. USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners Must have 2010 or 2011 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. NTRL Memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only. USTRC Dress Code Required (Collared button down shirts, boots, jeans, NO BALL CAPS). For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or Franklin Thomas at 706/473-0476. Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only.

Roping Format #15 Four head, progressive after one. 80% Payback. Entry fees are $75/roper. May enter 3 times, any combination of picks or draws. #13, #12, #11, #10 Four head, progressive after one. May enter each roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #10 is capped at 6 Elite. #9, #8 Four head, progressive after one. May enter roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #9 is capped at 5 Elite. #8 is capped at 4 Elite. #7 Three head, progressive after one. Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or can draw all 3 for $150. You may do this one time. #7 is capped at #4. VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $50/roper. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May enter each roping 2 times. 75% Payback.

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Attention #4 Elite & Under Ro pers

#7 Cactus Saddle Warm-Up - #4 cap Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper 3-head 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Lone Star Ropes + Cash

Athens, Texas Henderson County Fair Park

October 8-10, 2010 & Novmeber 5-7, 2010 Sunday Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m. #10 - #6 cap Enter 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $100/roper • Enter 3x #11 - #6 cap 40 years & older (women any age) Draw 4 for $100/roper • Enter 2x Breast collars to Average winners

Saturday

#11 $50/roper • Enter 5x

Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m. #12 #6 - #3 cap CASH ONLY $50/roper • Enter 5x Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper TRIAD numbers only (70% Payback in the #8 thru #12) #13 3-head All books close at short-go $100/roper Buckles to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the Average of previous roping Enter 3x 30 teams to short-go For more information 80% payback Cowboy Church Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 James T. 903.521.1511 followed by Dummy Roping www.fireitupproductions.com #13 Finale 5 & under Bicycle Top 25 Short-go teams advance to Finale 6-8 4-Wheeler Must have immediate family $100/roper 9-12 4-Wheeler member entered in roping to H0ST HOTEL win 4-Wheeler 100% payback #8 - #4 cap Quality Inn and Suites $5,000 to Average winners Enter 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $100/roper 800-892-3819 Payout based on 25 teams Enter 4x If Finale does not fill add-on teams will be accepted. Buckles to Average winners 30 teams to short-go All books close at short-go of previous roping FIRE IT UP DATES #9 - #5 cap Oct. 1-3, 2010 Salado, TX Mar. 18-20, 2011 Athens, TX Enter 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $100/roper Oct. 8-10, 2010 Athens, TX Apr. 22-24, 2011 Athens, TX Enter 4x Nov. 5-7, 2010 Athens, TX May 20-22-Finals Athens, TX Buckles to Average winners Jan. 7-9, 2011 Athens, TX

Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

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All Ropings 4 for $80/team • First roping of each day - Books open at 7:30 a.m. - close at 8:45 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. • For all other ropings - books will close at beginning of short round of preceding roping • All ropings progressive after one • enter 6 times each roping • This is an USTRC Affiliate roping • TRIAD numbers only • Cash only except for Gold Plus members • Current USTRC membership required.

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Doug Johnson 432.352.4288 • Bob Stewart 432.661.8074 • Marcos Bustamante 432.894.5759 Roy Shirley 432.634.2136 • Bruce Wortham 432.664.7332 • Neil Payne 432.664.0439 Curt Locklar 214.912.9754 • Justin Johnson 432.557.3016 166 / OCTOBER 2010

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Handicap: 1 second OFF for every team under in all 3 ropings on Saturday.

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Trailer awarded to the high point roper of any 2 ropings. Golf cart awarded to 2nd high point roper of any 2 ropings. Must rope in at least 2 ropings to qualify. May rope in more than 2 ropings, but can only count points from 2 ropings to win. In case of tie, trailer and golf cart will be awarded on the number of times placed. Winners will be responsible for TT&L. Buckles given to average winners of each roping. Points awarded to the 1st and 2nd in the round and 1st through 10th in the average of each roping. There will be a cut-offff time in 1st rounds. rounds 5 second barrier. Top 20 back to short round. TRIAD numbers only. Must show current USTRC card to collect winnings. Cash or credit card entries only except for Gold Plus members.

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4100 N. 84th Street Lincoln, NE Lots of Cash and Prizes SAturdAy, OctObEr 16, 2010 Books open at noon 2:00 p.m. Mixed roping – 1 End Must Be Female, $25/roper 4:00 p.m. #12 roping – $150/roper, Pick 1/Draw 4 or Draw All 5, Enter 3x 7:00 p.m. #11 roping – #150/roper, Pick 1/Draw 4 or Draw All 5, Enter 3x #12 and #11 ropings: After the draw is posted, you can add on with anyone entered in the roping who you have not roped with, for $30/roper. Must enter the Pick/Draw to add on. All ropings 4-head, progressive on 1

SuNdAy, OctObEr 17, 2010 Books open at 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. #11 century roping – $125/roper, Pick 1/Draw 4 or Draw All 5, Enter 3x, Must Be 50 or Turning 50 by December 31, 2010 to Enter Century Roping 12:00 p.m. #10 roping w/#9 and #8 Inc. – $150/roper, Pick 1/Draw 4 or Draw All 5, Enter 3x century and #10 ropings: After the draw is posted, you can add on with anyone entered in the roping that you have not roped with, for $30/roper. Must enter the Pick/Draw to add on. All ropings 4-head, progressive on 1. #9 and #8 Inc. paid on 3 head. GUARANTEED SADDLES

Average Winners of the #10 • #9 Incentive Winners • #8 Incentive Winners Cattle provided by C-S Cattle Co. • TRIAD numbers only Produced by: Rope the Rockies, Jeff Smith Productions For more information: Jeff Smith 620/921-5903 or Ike Cox 660/425-5502 www.ropetherockies.com Arena located at 84th and Havelock Ave. From I-80 take exit 409, Hwy 6 west 2 miles to 84th Street. Go south 1/2 mile to Havelock Ave. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 169

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October 23-24, 2010 Rusk County Expo Henderson,Texas Saturday, October 23, 2010 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#6/#3 Cap Saddle Roping 3 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100 per roper • Enter 4 Times • Buckles to Average Winners (30 to short go)

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#8/#4 Cap Saddle Roping 4 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100 per roper • Enter 4 times Buckles to Average Winners (30 to short go)

#9/#5 Cap Saddle Roping 4 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100 per roper • Enter 4 times Buckles to Average Winners (30 to short go) Saddle to High Point Roper (#8 & #9 combined) FastBack Ropes to fastest time in Short Go of each roping All books close at short go of previous roping.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#10 4 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100 per roper • Enter 4 times (20 to short go) #11 $50 per roper • Enter 5 times Pick or Draw (20 to short go) #14 Team = 2 seconds added to time #13 Team = 1 second added to time #12 Team = Straight Time #11 Team = 2 seconds off time #10 Team = 4 seconds off time If you make the Short-Round at any CrossFire roping you receive a Finals Shoot-Out. All Shoot-Out Ropings are 100% Payback.

Saddle to High Point Roper (#10 & #11 combined)

#12 Slide Saddle Roping with a #5 cap on bottom $150 per roper • 75% Payback Enter 4 times • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 Saddle to High Point Roper of # 12/Slide

Hook Ups/Stalls Available TRIAD Numbers Only • Current USTRC Membership Required Memberships Available at each CrossFire Team Roping Curtis McKnight 936/674-6007 • Tyler McKnight 936/366-5087 www.crossfireteamroping.com

170 / OCTOBER 2010

CrossFire Dates: Rusk County Expo Henderson,Texas October 23-24 November 27-28 December 11-12 MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR CROSSFIRE’S NEW YEAR ROPING January 1-2 January 22-23 February 5-8 March 19-20 April 23 Finals May 13, 14, 15

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Reinsman Casa Zia Blankets $88.88

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INVITATIONAL TEAM ROPERS ASSOC. NM, TX, OK

Saddle Ropings NOVEMBER 6-7, 2010 ANDREWS COUNTY EXPO ANDREWS, TEXAS

SUNDAY,

SATURDAY, BOOKS OPEN 9:00 A.M. • ROPE 10:00 A.M.

#15 5-steer #14 - 1 sec. off; #13 & below - 3 sec. off; Must be at least #5 header & #6 heeler. Bring 1 / draw 1 or draw 2 for $120 May enter 2x

#13 with #11 Incentive Bring 1 / draw 1 or draw 2 for $120 May enter 2x

#12 Money Maker Bring 1 / Draw 1 for $150/roper 4-steer Average with 3-steer consolation

TROPHY SADDLE TO HIGH MONEY WINNER EACH DAY

BOOKS OPEN 9:00 A.M. • ROPE 10:00 A.M.

#11 Warm-Up Bring 1 / draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120 May enter 2 times

#10 Money Maker Bring 1 / Draw 1 for $150/roper 4-steer Average with 3-steer consolation

ALL R WEL OPERS COM E

#9 $120 gets you 3 partners Bring 1 / draw 2, or draw all 3 May enter 2 times

ITRA membership $40/year May rope for $20/day TRIAD numbers only.

CLOVIS, NM 800-658-6378

Sierra Blanca Motors 1-800-626-6867 Ruidoso, NM sierrablancamotors.com

Roswell Livestock and Farm Supply

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“OPEN TO THE W ORLD” World Champions hip Century Plus Tea m Roping Must be total of 125 Years or more. $250/roper • Enter 3x • 80% Payback Saddles to Champion s Buckles to Reserve Champions

For more information call: Gerry Tully 575/937-2298 or Malaika Tully 817/219-6704 INVITATIONAL TEAM ROPERS ASSOCIATION • NM, TX, OK 172 / OCTOBER 2010

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1 / OCTOBER 2010

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BIG-TYME BAILOUTS WICKED OPEN & #13 S & W  P R O D U C T I O N S

NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010 H CIRCLE T ARENA H HAMILTON, TX $1,000/ROPER, ENTER 2X IN EACH ROPING!

Entries must be postmarked by October 29, 2010 (on site entries are cash only) See our interview on speedroping.com

ATTENTION: FEES LOWERED! 85% payback in each roping OPEN - 5 STEER Saturday, November 13, 9:00 a.m. $1,000/roper • Enter 2 times 4 Full Rounds 2, 3 and 4 Steer Consolation Fast times paid in all 5 rounds 200 team max • TRIAD #’s only. NO CAP, NO AGE LIMIT. Custom Cactus saddles to Average winners! 8 - A Cut Above Silver buckles plus more! Warm-Up Ropings Friday, November 12

85% Payback in each warm-up! #13 Warm-Up Enter at 11:00 a.m. Rope at Noon Open Warm-Up Enter at 5:00 p.m. Rope at 6:00 p.m. $100/roper, Enter 3 times in each roping 200 Team Limit per Roping Progressive on 1 TRIAD #’s only

877-310-3209 Group code S-W for 10% off room rate before Oct. 12

USTRC Flex Earnings awarded based on actual payout. Personal Earnings may not apply due ot the special nature of this format.

#13 - 5 STEER Sunday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. $1,000/roper • Enter 2 times 4 Full Rounds 2, 3 and 4 Steer Consolation Fast times paid in all 5 rounds 200 team max • TRIAD #’s only. NO CAP, NO AGE LIMIT. Custom Cactus saddles to Average winners! 8 - A Cut Above Silver buckles plus more!

Payment Plan Available/Credit Cards Accepted. Books close November 1 for payment plan, checks and money orders. Cash only on site. Current USTRC membership required. May enter online, or print an entry form off website, Mail to P.O. Box 255, Bloomfield, NM 87413. All team sponsors will be recognized. WWW.ROPERSBAILOUT.COM RV reservations must be made due to limited spaces. Contact: Logan Wengert 505/258-0595, Joseph Savedra 505/409-1645, Beth Wengert 575/770-4596

Look for the 2.24 Million Dollar Bailout coming early 2011

EXAMPLE 100 TEAM PAYOUT FOR #13 AND OPEN (payouts are per team)

AVERAGE 1st $35,000 2nd $23,750 3rd $18,750 4th $13,750 5th $11,250 6th $10,000 7th $7,500 8th $5,000 4 STEER CONSOLATION 1st $7,500 2nd $4,500 3rd $3,000 3 STEER CONSOLATION 1st $4,500 2nd $2,700 3rd $1,800 2 STEER CONSOLATION 1st $3,000 2ns $1,800 3rd $1,200 ALL 5 GO ROUNDS 1st $2,000 2nd $1,000 TOTAL PAYOUT FOR 100 TEAMS IN EACH ROPING

$170,000 200 TEAM PAYOUT WILL BE DOUBLED.

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november 20-21, 2010 brenham, TEXAS Washington County Fairgrounds Covered arena

Don Gonzales Saddles t o Average Winners a t the finals

(Stalls and RV available)

Saturday

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS:

Open #15 #13 #12 #11

January 8-9, 2011

#10

Halletsville, Texas Alton Allen Expo Center Heated Arena (Stalls and RV available)

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

February 26-27, 2011

All ropings $150/roper Enter twice ATTENTION ROPERS: Due to the small number of Open & #15 ropers, those two ropings are over by 10:00 a.m. if not sooner. Saturday and Sunday Books open at 8:00 a.m. for the first roping each day and close at 8:30 a.m. All other ropings: Books will open when the previous roping begins and close a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of that roping.

Halletsville, Texas Alton Allen Expo Center Heated Arena (Stalls and RV available)

March 26-27, 2011 Caldwell, Texas Burleson County Fairgrounds Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

Sunday

#9

Capped at #5 Elite $50/roper Enter 5 times #8 Drawpot

April 30-May 1, 2011

Capped at #4

Groesbeck, Texas Limestone County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

$150/roper Enter twice Draw 2 with each entry or 3 if entered Open.

May 21-22, 2011 Giddings, Texas Lee County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

June 11-12, 2011 Tentative - TBA

July 23-24, 2011 FINALS Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo Covered Arena

“NEW COOLER COVERED ARENA”

ALL ROPINGS ARE 80% PAYBACK

TRIAD numbers only Must be current USTRC member. 2011 cards may be purchased at roping. Win USTRC Flex Earnings! First to enter, last to rope. Great Corriente roping cattle furnished by Philipp Ranch.

Must attend 3 of 8 ropings to participate at the Finals FOR MORE INFORMATION: John 713/806-6012 • Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com SPONSORS: All Around Performance Horse • Catalena Hatters • Don Gonzales Saddlery Knife River Concrete • Matthews Electric • Beard-Navasota Vet Hospital 176 / OCTOBER 2010

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ZD Cattle Company, Inc. Farmington,NM s Present KKKKKKKK Dummy Roping for the kids KKKKKKKK

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November 26 & 27, 2010 OR, INDONA ! ARE

McGee Park

Saturday, Nov. 27

Friday, Nov. 26 Sign up 9:00 a.m. O Rope at 10:00 a.m. #11 Capped at a #7 Pick 1, Draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100 Enter 4x for total of 12 partners 1st - Master Saddles + $2,000 2nd - Fancy Buckles + $1,000 $10,000 3rd - Jackets + $800 4th - Jackets + $600 5th-10th - Sweatshirts + $200 Beautiful leather briefcase loaded with $10,000 cash to High Point Roper HANDICAPS #11 - Straight, #10 - 1, #9 - 2.5, #8 & Under - 4

Sign up at 9:00 a.m. O Rope at 10:00 a.m. Open warm-up drawpot 3-steers for $30/roper #4 and Under • Enter by 11:00 a.m. Pick 1, Draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100 Enter 4x for total of 12 partners 3-steer. 1st - Master Saddles + $2,000 2nd - Fancy Buckles + $1,000 3rd - Jackets + $800 4th - Jackets + $600 5th-10th - Sweatshirts + $200 Beautiful leather briefcase loaded with $10,000 cash to High Point roper HANDICAPS

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#8 - 0, #7 - 2, #6 - 4

$10,000

Must have USTRC # prior to event

GENERAL INFORMATION O O O O

Ropings are cash or credit card. Current TRIAD numbers used Excellent cattle with short barrier visit www.zdroping.com or call 801.599.1238.

Friday Night, November 26, 2010

$10,000 Guaranteed Average Payoff based on 400 teams but will be increased accordingly

Host Hotel: LaQuinta 505-327-4706 Farmington Friday night sign up 6:00 p.m. O Rope at 7:00 p.m. $2,000 cash bonus to High Point roper Pick 1, Draw 2 for $150 or draw all 3 O Enter 4x for 12 partners 4-steer Average O Average payout based on number of teams For info. call 20% stock, 80% cash/prize payback. No roper lower than #5 can enter.

HANDICAPS #16 & over - straight • #15 - 0.5 • #14 - 1.0 • #13 - 2.0 • #12 - 3.0 4-steer Average

178 / OCTOBER 2010

Zane Dansie

801.599.1238

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11th Annual Triad #'s Only. Must Have Current USTRC Card To Get Paid!

DECEMBER 3-4-5, 2010 Mojave Crossing Event Center

Bullhead City, Arizona Friday,, Dec Dec.. 3 6pm Arizona ona Time T

#12 Hdcp. $75 Per Roper 3 Steer Progressive After 1 Enter 3 Times

Saturday,, Dec Saturday, Dec.. 4

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#15

Open, All Girls

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$250 Per Roper ENTRIES CLOSE NOV OV. 23,, 2010 Mail Checks cks To: T

J & S Enter Enterprises 1750 E. Madison El Cajon, CA C 92019 Questions? Linda Davis vis (619) 301-0905

Capped At #6 (No 6 Elites) Enter 2 Times Both Ropers Must Be Over 40 Years Of Age

$100 Per Roper

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CHRIS IRWIN MEMORIAL TEAM ROPING

GREAT PAYOU T

All Proceed s Go To The Chris Ir win Scholarship Fund

ACE Arena Andrews, Texas December 4-5, 2010 To make a donation or for more information call 432/413-0976

Saturday, December 4, 2010 Books open at 7:30 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. SHARP

$1,000

OPEN

Cash Added to the OPEN

$150/roper • Enter 4 times 4-head • Progressive after 1

#15 • #13 • #12 All ropings 4-head for $50/roper Enter 4 times • Progressive after 1

Sunday, December 5, 2010 Books open at 7:30 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. SHARP

#11 • #10 • #9 All ropings 4-head for $50/roper Enter 4 times • Progressive after 1 Need a partner? You may draw in to any division (except Open) for $60/roper.

GREAT PRIZES

4 Coats Saddles to High Point header & heeler each day

14 Champions Choice Buckles to Average Champions of each roping

4 Classic Equine Saddle Pads to 2nd place High Point header & heeler each day

14 Classic Equine Bits to 2nd place in the Average of each roping Nice Climate-Controlled Arena Cowboy Church Sunday 8:00 a.m. Plenty o CASH ONLY Except for USTRC stalls & f R Gold Plus Members hook-u V ps Great Cattle by Dennis Townsend Must Have 2010 or 2011 USTRC Card 2011 USTRC memberships may be purchased at this event USTRC rules and TRIAD numbers only Ace Arena is located at 1441 East State Hwy. 176, Andrews, Texas FMI call 432/413-0976 Event Photos by Lone Wolf Photography

• BARBED WIRE • T-POSTS • CORRAL PANELS • PAINT • CHOP SAWS • ANGLE • BEAM • FLAT BAR • PIPE CAPS • TRAILER PARTS • TORCH KITS • SKYLIGHTS •

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

LAUGHLIN

PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles

TEAM ROPING FINALS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs 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) LAUGHLIN FINALS GUARANTEE Minimum Guaranteed $5,000 to Average winners of the Open, #15, #13, #12, & #8 Pick Draw. $10,000 to the Average winners of the #11, #10 and #9. Double U.S. Open Tour points in the Open.

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

NOV. 19-21, 2010

Ft. Mohave, AZ

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY (Arizona Time) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

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

21 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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 • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 and #9

6 Trophy Show Pads • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

Location: Mojave Crossing Events Center Directions: KINGMAN: Hwy. 68 south 35 miles to Hwy. 95 South. Continue approximately 11 miles to Aztec Rd., turn right, 2.5 miles on Aztec Rd. to the AVI. LAUGHLIN: Needles Hwy. South 11 miles to Aha Macav Pkwy, AVI sign, turn left, 3 miles to venue. Producer: USTRC Cattle: Reed Flake Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Facility Policy: Tie-outs are allowed at $15/horse per night clean up fee. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: On-Site Hotel - Avi Resort & Casino 800/AVI-2WIN, info@avicasino.com Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com - Special Rate ID #00214570

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions (based on team count)

• Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

1CASH ONLY

SPECIAL FORMAT

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $150/roper. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2010 or 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

COLORADO FALL

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

19 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points

6 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

2 Trophy Breast Collars • Average winners of the All Girl

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

(awarded through 10th in the Average)

With Membership Purchase

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

• Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

(for more details see the format section in The back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010 LOVELAND, CO ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 #15 Handicap (w/ #10 Inc.) #13 Handicap Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.). #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Location: The Ranch, 5280 Arena Cir, Unit 100, Loveland, CO 80538 Easy Access State-of-the-Art Facility Directions: On I-25 Exit 259, travel east 1 mile to Fairground Ave. (Cty Road 5) and go north to the entrance Producer: Rope the Rockies, Jeff Smith and Ike & Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6087 or USTRC office 254.968.0002. FMI www.ropetherockies.com Hotels: Americ Inn 970.226.1232; Holiday Inn Express 970.663.0057 Candlewood Suites 970.667.5444; Best Western 970.667.7810 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Coggins Required

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions (based on team count)

• Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9 FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

2010 or 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

MISSISSIPPI CLASSIC

PRIZES 6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

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

6 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

NOVEMBER 26-28, 2010 ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #12 Century Drawpot (capped at #6)

JACKSON, MS

Church Service Sunday 7:30 a.m.

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites 601.352.1700 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Coggins Required

(based on team count)

• Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

2 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points.

Stalls: Call Jaime Cox at 817.917.7180. First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman.

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

FORMAT

Location: Mississippi Fairgrounds Equine Center, 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS 39202 Directions: I-55 North or South. Take High Street exit to Fairgrounds Producer: Larry Burroughs Cattle: Richie Herman

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2010 or 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

MAUI

PRIZES

CLASSIC

• High Money winners of each day (May only win one saddle, Specialty Ropings excluded)

3 Trophy Martin Saddles 33 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

(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)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

NOVEMBER 26-28, 2010 MAKAWAO, HI ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

FORMAT

#15 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

Location: Piiholo Ranch Arena Directions: From Makowao town, go east on Makawao Avenue for 0.2 miles. Turn right on Piiholo Road at cemetery, go 1.5 miles, turn left on Waiahiwi Road. Stay left for 0.6 miles on paved then dirt road to Piiholo Ranch entry. Producer: Rope Maui, LLC Cattle: Piiholo Ranch, LLC. Will rope horned cattle.

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Event info: Peter Baldwin 808.870.5544 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions (based on team count)

• Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

5 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points.

Horses: Some horses are available for guests. Call Peter Baldwin 808.870.5544 Horse Tryout Schedule: Wednesday, November 24, 2 - 5 p.m. Thursday, November 25, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

2010 or 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

OIL CAPITAL

PRIZES

STAMPEDE

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points

• 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

6 Trophy Halters • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

(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)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

DECEMBER 3-5, 2010

TULSA, OK

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

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

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Location: Tulsa Expo Ford Truck Coliseum, 145 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK Directions: From I-44 exit Yale Ave., north on Yale to 21st St., turn west on 21st to arena. Producer: Rope the Ozarks Cattle: Rope the Ozarks Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Rope the Ozarks 417.547.3406 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Inn at the Expo Square 918.858.3775, 4531 East 21st St. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Coggins Required • Extended Average Pay in All Divisions (based on team count)

• Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9 FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#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. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2010 or 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

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2010 Formats 2010 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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs / $2000 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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (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 – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 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

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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 in 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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 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 – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to Short Round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to Short Round

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

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

(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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #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

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 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 $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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs / $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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

190 / OCTOBER 2010

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps

No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 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

(Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $80 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to Short Round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to Short Round

$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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

(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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #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

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 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

$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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw)

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $80 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will

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receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 Format 5 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 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 Regional Shoot-Out / $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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

$120 per roper 3-head average The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of DRAWN TOGETHER the Average Purse Progressive after 1 Gold Plus Members 21 and Older 1st – 5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs \ Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non$6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner $100 Per roper Or 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ Draw-In Option (For all Formats) $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Need a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to Short Round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to Short Round

Pick or Draw any combination of partners. Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions (#15 - #9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler #13 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #5 Heeler #10 Handicap – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler # 9 Handicap – must be at least a #4 Header or a #4 Heeler #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive – must be at least a #4 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 $1000 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 6, 2009 and ends September 9, 2010. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. For the 2010 season there will be two ways to qualify for the US Open Championships. 1. Top 60 headers and top 60 heelers automatically qualify. Points will be

awarded in the main Average only according to the following charts.

Sanctioned Open Events 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

2. Attend a minimum of 8 sanctioned event Open ropings. Event

attendance starts September 6, 2009 and ends September 9, 2010.

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Next Season

- 10 points - 9 points - 8 points - 7 points - 6 points - 5 points - 4 points - 3 points - 2 points - 1 points

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

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20 points 18 points 16 points 14 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points

• Points Only for: #7 and above headers; #8 and above heelers. Points do not carry over from season to season. • Ropers must qualify to Short-Round to be eligible for points. • Point ties will be broken on money won at season end. • Roper US Open: 6-head; 5 full rounds; Top 20 teams qualify to the short round.

US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

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

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20 points 18 points 16 points 14 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points

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

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30 points 27 points 24 points 21 points 18 points 15 points 12 points 9 points 6 points 3 points

• Will crown a US Open Tour Champion Header and Heeler (most points accumulated during the year) and a US Open National Champion Header and Heeler (Average winners of the US Open Championships). Personal earnings count, but not for the US Open Team Roping Finals. They may be used for any other Shoot-Out.

Jr. Looper Answers

Find out where all the Roping Events are in your area

USTRC JR. LOOPER EVENT LOCATOR

National Finals of Team Roping 8 Grand Canyon National Park 5 Statue of Liberty 4 Great Lakes 6 Big Bend National Park 2 Gulf of Mexico 9 Washington DC 1 Yellowstone National Park 7 Mount Rushmore National Memorial WORD SCRAMBLE 1. ropers 2. horses ROPER MATH

3. steers 4. ropes

5. cowboys 6. cowgirls

60 (number of steers needed)

÷ 18 (steers per trip)

= 3.3 rounded up to 4 (trips) Bonus 72 (total steers per load) 18 (total steers per load) - 60 (steers needed) x 4 (loads) = 12 extra steers = 72 (total steers hauled) 192 / OCTOBER 2010

events

3 2010 Cinch USTRC

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A A Cut Above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .156 Ariat Country Christmas . . . . . . . . . . .145 Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Arizona Ranch Real Estate . . . . . . . . . .82 B B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .54 Bean Tool & Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Brazos County Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency .157 Brooks Maberry, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 C CSI Saddle Pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Cactus Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Callaway Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Champion's Choice Buckles . . . . . . . .143 Cherry Creek Equestrian Center . . . . . .15 Chris Irwin Memorial Roping . . . . . . . .182 Cimmaron Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. . .113 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . .84, 102, 194 Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 139 Clovis Livestock Auction, Inc. . . . . . . .100 Computer Software for Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Cool Horse-Foust Feed . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .148 Cowboy Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Cowgirl Tuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Cross Fire Productions . . . . . . . . . . . .170 D D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Dally Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Dallyup Manufacturing LLC . . . . . . . .159 Davis Western Tradin' Co. . . . . . . . . . .179 Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 E Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 99, 155 Equibrand/Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 F 4Ropers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 4 Star Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 4 Ropin Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Fightin 7 Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Finished Heel Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . .164, 165 Forty Plus Team Roping Championships . . . . . .168 G Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .25 H H & H Trailer Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Mark Hadley Roping Cattle . . . . . . . . .132 Hadlock and Fox Manufacturing Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . .116 Hampton Realty and Investments . . . . .73

Havard Sales Management Co. . . . . . .149 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Hearts Open Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173 HOOey, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 John Hudson Rope Horses . . . . . . . . . .159 Hy O Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 I Intervet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Invitational Team Ropers Association . .172 J JZS Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 K K I D Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 L L C I Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . .79 L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Lil Blue Heeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 151 M MGM Grand Hotel & Casino . . . . . . . . .19 M & R Roping Productions . . . . . . . . .112 Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Master Saddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .159 N National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum . . . . . . . .127 National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . .151, 167 National Team Roping League . . . . . . . . . . . .160-163 O Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 P Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Roger Peters Livestock Insurers, Inc. . .159 Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158, 176 Power Services Products . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Preifert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . .118 Pro Equine Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Q Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Ropesforless.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .157 Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 S S & S Roping Productions . . . . . . . . .169 S & W Productions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . .175 SSG Gloves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196 Sears Home Improvement . . . . . . . . .109 Silver Lining Herbal Equine Supplements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Diane Sorenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 John Startt Lucky 777 Roping . . . . . . .180 Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Stephens Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 T 3 H Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 T-N Roping Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 TLC Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment . . . . . .81 Taylor Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Texas Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . .158 The Corrector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Titan Trailer Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173 Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . .103 Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Triangle Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

U Used Trailers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 USTRC Events: Colorado Fall Championships . . . . . .185 Laughlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 Maui Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187 Mississippi Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 Oil Capital Stampede . . . . . . . . . . .188 USTRC Formats-2010 . . . . . . . . . . . .189-192 USTRC Membership Application . . . . . .56-57 USTRC National Finals: Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships . . .64 Host Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-61 National Finals of Team Roping . . . . .58-59 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Specialty Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 USTRC You Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 V Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .159 W Wheeler Metals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183 Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .153 World Jr. Team Roping Championship . .177 Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Z ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

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