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EXECUTIVE BOARD STATE PRESIDENT KEN BRAY

PO Box 1634 • Granbury, TX 76048 817.219.0436 • kbray@equibrand.com

1ST VICE PRESIDENT MIKE ISELT

1656 E CR 327 • Lincoln, TX 78948 979.540.8863 • iseltpaint@aol.com

2ND VICE PRESIDENT COLE SEALY

PO Box 566 • San Saba, TX 76877 325.247.0545 • colesealy@yahoo.com

In This Issue

EXTREME TEAM NEWS Official Publication of the Texas High School Rodeo Association

Rodeo Awards

YOUR REGION WILL

SECRETARY/TREASURER SUSAN BALDWIN

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704 1/2 Southview Circle • Center, TX 75935 936.590.4447 texashighschoolrodeo@gmail.com

HOLLY DeLAUNE Marketing Director

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830.815.1800 • delaune.holly@gmail.com

LAUREN TUTTLE STUMBERG Graphics/Layout Director lauren@distinct-graphics.com 830.249.8020

BRIAN ROBERTS

Computer Programmer brian.roberts53@att.net 281.213.9143

ARIAT PERFORMANCE REPORTERS

NATIONAL DIRECTOR COTTON GEORGE

PO Box 30 • Martinsville, TX 75958 936.564.8993 (home) cottongeorgetx@gmail.com

Region I

EMERY MASK Region II

JUNIOR HIGH NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN BLAND

MADALYN RICHARDS Region III

921 A FM 656 • Northfield, TX 79201 940.537.1354 • jeblandnspade@yahoo.com

MADELYN FERRIS

MARKETING HOLLY DELAUNE

LILLY EAKES

Region IV Region V

73 Breeze Way, Boerne, TX 78006 830.815.1800 delaune.holly@gmail.com

HARLEY JO PERKINS Region VI

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QUEEN COORDINATOR ANN BLACKWELL 936.590.1855 tablackwell@yahoo.com

DELEGATES AT LARGE

HADLEY HARRIS Region VII

JAYCI LEE BYLER Region VIII

RYLEE HOWTON

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MIKE GHORMLEY

PO Box 1177 • Madisonville, TX 77864 281.785.0077 • mghormley@me.com

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STUDENT OFFICERS

thsraofficers@hotmail.com STUDENT PRESIDENT Jake Kahla STUDENT VICE PRESIDENT Rylee Dodson STUDENT SECRETARY Shyanne Bauerle QUEEN Taylor Mobbs

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2019 TEXAS NATIONAL FINALS photos cour tesy of Acentric Rodeo

TEAM TEXAS, 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONS! shad mayfield

TEXAS BOY’S TEAM STANDINGS - WORLD CHAMPIONS! TEXAS GIRL’S TEAM STANDINGS - RESERVE CHAMPIONS TEXAS TOP 20 CONTESTANTS BAREBACK Cole Franks - 3rd Kolt Dement - 8th

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SADDLE BRONC Gus Gaillard - 3rd Bonner Voss - 5th Jake Vance - 13th POLE BENDING Reagan Davis - Reserve Champion Aspen Grant - 9th

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STEER WRESTLING Jake Kahla - 12th CALF ROPING N Shad Mayfield - World Champion Kase Bacque - 9th Trevor Hale - 20th BREAKAWAY ROPING Jordi Edens - Reserve Champion

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TEAM ROPING Chet Weitz & Mason Pitts - 7th REINED COW HORSE Trail Townsend - Reserve Champion Jake Baca - 19th

GIRLS CUTTING N Ryann Packard - World Champion Ellie Schreck - 4th Hannah King - 6th Madison Cavness - 16th BOYS CUTTING N Chaser Crouch - World Champion Carson Ray - Reserve Champion Clay Dukes - 7th Brendan Bennett - 9th TRAP Brady Hooks - 3rd LIGHT RIFLE Kate McNeill - 3rd Sydni Cain - 14th Jordan Driver - 18th TAYLOR MOBBS - THSRA QUEEN Top 10: Impromptu, Modeling, Test and Appearance. RESERVE CHAMPION KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM: Tanner Woodard, Taylor Mobbs and Savannah Jensen

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Nationals was an experience of a lifetime. I had the privilege to compete against 41 other incredible young women. I might not have walked away with the national crown, but I did walk away with friendships that will last a life time and the ability to say that I have changed tremendously as a person though this process. I am honored to also say that Team Texas is the World Champion overall team. Being able to contribute to this team title was a dream come true. Thank you to all my team members who cheered me on and supported me throughout my week. Congratulations and awesome job to you all!!

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Rodeo Awards

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very rodeo contestant enters the arena with the belief that they will be the one holding the prize at the end of the year. They truly have their “eyes on the prize.” In the next few months, region board members will be tasked with choosing the rodeo prizes that are so coveted by each contestant. Each year we release a “Rodeo Awards Edition” of the newspaper to help give an overview of what is available and some of the top companies to work with. Buckles, saddles and alternative awards are on display in this special issue giving regions a multitude of options and styles to choose from. Members say that after working hard all year the last thing they want to receive is an award that is destined for the back of the tack room or closet. Regions should look at their awards as a marketing tool to entice contestants to join their region. Great awards will be worn and used and your Region logo will be on display for all other contestants to see. We did some research with the leading awards companies, many who you will see throughout this issue, and the following are their best tips and suggestions for selecting awards. Take some time and look through this issue at the prizes these great companies classic have to offer and then give them a call to ask them to bid your awards (all of their contact information is located in our equine gives award advertiser index). their top

CHOOSING GREAT BUCKLES:

Members say that originality comes from the style of the buckle and that usually there is one element that makes it really cool. Some of those elements are using turquoise, unique borders, classy color combinations or unique graphics and region logos.

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TIP: In buckle design, less is more. If a buckle is too crowded with several elements it takes away from the overall look of the buckle. Make sure that you have space between elements so that you can see the background scroll work.

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THSRA members all agreed that buckles should have clasp closures so they don’t come unbuckled during competition. Size is also very important to contestants, buckles that are too big, won’t get worn because they are too bulky and heavy.

CHOOSING A SADDLE THE WINNER WILL RIDE WITH PRIDE:

Winning and riding a trophy saddle is a cowboy’s way to humbly announce --- I am a champion! The flashier the saddle, the more attention it will receive. However, a common problem is too much flash and not enough quality. A cowboy TIP: Ask for a free who wins the saddle upgrade for your will undoubtedly All Around saddles be particular about and make sure the what they put on companies clearly their horse’s back. define their classiRegions will want fication of tooling. to make sure that they provide a good Each company has quality saddle so a different definithat the cowboy will tion of ¾ tooled and be sure to ride it. half breed, which

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hen it comes to region and rodeo awards, the goal in mind is always to award something sought after and more importantly, highly functional and can be used frequently. One of Classic Equine’s most popular prize line items is saddle pads. It’s a high-quality item that gets used nearly every day, every time a competitor saddles a horse or competes in the arena. With the option of highly visible customized embroidered corner plates, region logos and award listings can be monogrammed to personalize any saddle pad, guaranteed to get noticed and stand out! The most popular options to award are the Zone™ and ESP™ Series. The Zone™ Series by Classic Equine features top of the line Zoombang™ technology that can be found in professional football pads and various sports equipment. It is most known for its fluid state at rest and ability to become solid on impact, transferring and dissipating energy, overall supporting the horse with the highest level of impact protection. Professional rodeo athletes like Hailey Kinsel and Kaleb Driggers use this pad for every run. The ESP pad also provides a high level of protection with the most advanced pad technology. The supportive insert in ESP pad line is filled with XPF foam, it’s a revolutionary open cell foam that is breathable and lightweight, with a self-adjusting profile! Professional Team Roping Header Erich Rogers exclusively uses this pad in the arena among many other professional cowboys and cowgirls. Both protective saddle pad lines come in a variety of styles and colors including wool tops, contours, felt tops, and felt/fleece combos. For more information on Classic Equine products please visit our online catalog at www.classicequine.com or call 888-308-2386 for prize line inquiries.

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KEVIN HUDDLESTON PO Box 750 • Memphis, Texas 79245 806.259.3139 • huddcottonkevin@gmail.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - KARLIE HARTER VICE PRESIDENT- CARSEN NORRIS SECRETARY/HISTORIAN - HADLEY ALBRACHT STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

ROB WELLS 521 Willow Lane • Hereford, Texas 79045 806.346.5109 • robb_wells45@yahoo.com SECRETARY - BRANDY WRIGHT 11555 US HWY 83 • Canadian, Texas 79014 806.255.0034 • tristaterodeo@yahoo.com

Region I

TREY JOHNSON Box 501 • Hapy, Texas 79042 806-433-7382 • tjohnsoncattle@gmail.com DAVID CHRISTIAN 10200 S Blessen Rd • Amarillo, TX 79119 806.674.1397 • david.christian@11ranch.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT National Finals Wrap Up

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By EMERY MASK

– Performance Reporter

ongratulations to all of the newly crowned champions and to Team Texas for bringing home another team title! Region One also wants to congratulate all of our fabulous Region One kids and the accomplishments they achieved this year at their national finals. After all the dust settled in Rock Springs, the freshman phenom, Gus Gaillard secured his 3rd place rank in the Saddle Bronc Riding. Adding another impressive placing to his resumé. Bonner Voss made his mark before departing from high school, placing 5th in the Saddle Bronc. Also rounding out his senior year is Jake Baca, who placed 19th overall in the Reigned Cow Horse. Up in Huron, Region One’s junior high athletes also had an outstanding finals, securing many great placings and bringing home three world championships back to Texas. In those outstanding placings are the TJHRA Team Roping Champs, Braxton Hughes and Tate Thompson bringing home a 5th place ranking, Rye Reynolds ended up with a 6th place finish for his eighthgrade year in the Boy’s Breakaway, Benny Proffitt took home 4th place in

the Chute Dogging, and in the Saddle Bronc Steers, Clayton Anderson took home the 11th place spot. On the Girls’ side of things eighth-grader Ridley Timberlake placed 18th in the Girl’s Goat Tying and the TJHRA Rookie of the Year, Kassidy Russell finished in the 18th place for Girl’s Breakaway. One of the biggest stories of the National Junior High Finals was Jaylee Lane, an incoming eight-grader, who secured her first ever national title in the Pole Bending after she ran a blazing fast time of 19.545 in the short go, leaving all of her competition in the dust, with the closest time to her being a 20.351. Jaylee was largely talked about because her first run was in the mud with a 21.606 which put her in 23rd place and in her second go she ended up 2nd with a 20.228. When asked about her runs and her big win she said that none of this would have been possible without God and that there were truly no words to describe how she felt. Before he becomes a freshman this next year, Benny Proffitt made his mark in Huron, bringing home two titles! After coming in reserve last year, Benny came back strong and finally clinched that national title in the Saddle Bronc Steer Riding! That title also helped to contribute to his other national title, the 2019 NJHRA All-Around Cowboy! Benny definitely has a bright future ahead of him and we are all excited to see where it takes him! TOUGH LITTLE TEE THOMPSON Two short months ago the Thompson Family welcomed Tee Rawzyn into the world and into our Region One Family! Tee came into the world on June 8th, just in time to experience Huron, South Dakota with his big brother Tate, who had qualified for nationals in the Team Roping. Tate had a good finals and everything was going great until they came home and brought Tee in for a follow up appointment. Their pediatrician did the check-up and immediately admitted him to Pediatric ICU at BSA in Amarillo and began running tests, Echoes, EKGs, and X-rays. When the results came back from all of the procedures, they revealed an anomaly in Tee’s heart and once he was in stable condition, he was flighted to Cardiac ICU in Ft. Worth. On July 2nd, the doctors revealed Tee’s heart condition to his family and the next day he had his first of many open-heart surgeries; he made it through the surgeries with “flying colors” as Jody, his mother, put it and he recovered just as quickly. Tee is now home and doing great but he has a few more surgeries (his next one is The Glenn, which TEE THOMPSON will happen sometime in December) so we ask for photo courtesy of Jody Thompson continuous prayers and support for the sweet Thompson family and their miracle baby Tee.


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PO Box 62862 • San Angelo, Texas 76904 512.618.9233 • csbaize@yahoo.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - SAYER SENTER VICE PRESIDENT - ALLISON BAIZE SECRETARY - MADALYN RICHARDS

JODY MCELROY Box 224 • Balmorhea, Texas 79718 432.448.7810 • rodeosecretary1@gmail.com SECRETARY - JODY MCELROY Box 224 • Balmorhea, Texas 79718 432-940-0385 • secretary@thsra2.com

Region II

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS CASEY BAIZE

PO Box 7238 • Midland, Texas 79708 432.296.2205 • mattandkayladickey@yahoo.com

MATT DICKEY

PRESIDENT- KENNY STEWART 2347 FM 829 • Stanton, Texas 79782 432.661.5084 • kstewart93@gmail.om

PERFORMANCE REPORT

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By MADALYN RICHARDS – Performance Reporter

or Region 2’s High School Student President, Colee Charlesworth, High School rodeo is where she found her passion. Colee, a high school senior from Marathon, Texas, has been raised in the rodeo world. She has been a part of THSRA since she was in 6th grade and has consistently competed in the barrels, poles, and team roping. Colee has grown up ranching, riding, roping, and everything in between. But it wasn’t until her freshman year that she discovered the Reined Cow Horse. While trying to sell a horse the summer before her freshman year, Colee entered the San Antonio ranch horse show. The show was similar to a reined cow horse competition. Throughout the experience, Colee fell in love with the event and wanted to learn more about it. She soon started entering the Region 2 Reined Cow Horse competitions. She made it to state in the Cow Horse her freshman year, but didn’t have much luck. Colee came back her sophomore year more prepared and ready to win. She started riding her awesome horse, Stylin’, and began taking lessons from Ron Ralls. Later that year, Colee ended up fourth in the state and qualified for

nationals. At nationals Colee and Stylin’ made the short go and won 15th in the world! Then, in December of 2018, Colee bought a new horse, Bolt. She rode Bolt at the 2019 World’s Greatest Youth Horseman, one of the biggest Reined Cow Horse events for high school athletes. Colee continued to ride Bolt throughout the High School Rodeos and ended up 2nd in the region. Then, at state 2019, Colee was coming back 4th high call when Bolt cut his leg badly. She was unable to compete on him in the short go, so instead Colee competed on a horse she had only ridden once before. And despite this, Colee won 4th in the state and qualified for nationals. If that wasn’t enough, during Colee’s first go-round at nationals, her horse fell. The fall looked pretty bad, but both Colee and her horse popped right back up and finished an awesome run. She was winning the performance! But as Colee rode out of the arena, you could tell something was wrong. We found out that during the fall, Colee had broken her leg and she needed surgery. Therefore, Colee was unable to compete in the second go-round of nationals after splitting 10th in the first go-round. Although Colee is still recovering, she is on track to be ready for Region 2 High School Rodeos this fall, where she will serve as our student president! Colee’s future goals include winning state and nationals, winning the World’s Greatest Youth Horseman, making the open finals at the Snaffle Bit, and winning World’s Greatest Horseman. After high school Colee plans to work under Ron Ralls and pursue a career in Reined Cow Horse. Let Colee’s dedication, positive attitude and love for the sport inspire you as these words inspire her “When you pass through deep waters I will be with you and through the rivers they shall not overwhelm you. When you walk through fire you shall not be burned and the flame shall not consume you.” -Isaiah 43:2.

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DUANE OVERTON 2110 FM 3027 • Mineral Wells, TX 76067

940.682.6113 • duaneoverton6113@gmail.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - LARAMIE DEARING VICE PRESIDENT - KYLEE COOK SECRETARY - SYDNEY MUNSTER

Region III

817.706.8236• kelley.williams@thsra3.com STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

JOE TOMEU 360 CR 2788 • Sunset, Texas 76270 941.809.7333 • joe@tomeu.com SECRETARY - KELLEY WILLIAMS

PO Box 122448 • Fort Worth, Texas 76121

KEVIN STEWART PO Box 1308 • Glen Rose, Texas 76043 817.307.7300 • thekevinstewart@live.com PRESIDENT - ERIC HUSTON PO Box 945 • Decatur, TX 76234 817.368.8885 • ehuston1972@gmail.com

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By MADELYN FERRIS

– Performance Reporter

his July hundreds of the toughest high school competitors were in Rock Springs, Wyoming for the NHSRA national finals! We had lots of Region III kids

there and are proud of them all! I talked with Trevor Hale, a national qualifier from Region III, and asked him a few questions. Going into the week of nationals, the one thing he

told himself was to just rope smart and don’t overthink it. I had a few questions for Trevor about how he got to level he’s at now. One first questions I had for him was about what drives him to be successful. “The chance of being able to compete at the highest

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level possible is what makes me want to keep going, I want to compete with the best and be the best”. To get to that level Trevor described the hours of work he puts in. “I’m constantly working to be better than I was yesterday, I want to be successful at what I do no matter what it takes.” I also asked Trevor about what advice he’d give an up and coming rodeo athlete, his best advice was to “Work on your horsemanship, and always strive to be better than you were yesterday. It doesn’t matter if you’re reading a book about improving your mental game or you’re in the practice pen, constantly be putting the work in.” Trevor would like to thank his sponsors and his parents for all the opportunities and help TREVOR HALE they’ve given him. Another kid from Region III that stood out was Shad Mayfield. He is the 2019 calf roping national champion! He roped a 8.6 to win the first round, a 8.7 to place third in the second round, and a 7.9 to win the short round. Congratulations to everyone who made nationals and all the 2019 national champions! Let’s make it another great year at red hot Region III!


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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - RAINEY JOHNSON VICE PRESIDENT -KAITLYN BURKHAM SECRETARY - JESSEE YOUNG STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS THOMAS BROCKWAY 8016 CR 2419 • Royse City, 75189 thomas.brockway@woodpartners.com 214.770.5302

DR. TANDY FREEMAN

MARK KELLEY 155 Pole Bridge Road • Combine, Texas 75159 214.316.6770 • kkcarroll1218@gmail.com SECRETARY - TINA BRADEN PO Box 549 • Horatio, AR 71842 870.832.3149 • tbbraden@earthlink.net

Region IV

BRENT CHADWICK 2915 N US HWY 69 • Mineola, TX 75773 903.569.1569 • brentchadwick87@gmail.com PRESIDENT- SEAN SUNDBERG 5113 CR 862 • McKinney, TX 75071 919-518-6670 • sundberg.sean@yahoo.com

PERFORMANCE REPORT

Proud of Our Region IV Rodeo Family

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By Lilly Eakes – Performance Reporter

s summer comes to an end, Region IV has had an amazing summer! In the last article we had just wrapped up with high school and junior high state rodeos. We sent

two high school, and two Jr. high competitors to nationals. Jhett Akins, a seventh grader from Whitesboro,TX , made it to the NJHFRA in the breakaway. After having a little tough luck in the first round he came back strong in the second round and placed 8th with a 2.65. Ellie Schreck, a freshman from Murphy, TX, went to the NHSRA as the Reserve Texas State Cutting Champion. She scored a 142 in the first round and a 149in the second round to place second. She came back strong in the short round and scored a 144 to place her fith. That earned her fourth place in the Nation! We are so very proud of our rodeo family here at Region IV and cannot wait to see what this new season brings!

ELLIE SCHRECK

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PRESIDENT - REAGAN DAVIS VICE PRESIDENT - LYNDIE DUNN SECRETARY - KAITLYN WOODMAN

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS BRAD CRONE 2410 McBride Devillier • Winnie, Texas 77665 409.351.1983 • dps2422@aol.com

STUDENT OFFICERS

Region V

SECRETARY - SUSAN BALDWIN 704 1/2 Southview Circle • Center, Texas 75935 936.590.4330 • regionvsecretary@gmail.com

JOE GLENN KAHLA 612 FM 1747 • Jasper, Texas 75951 409.384.0921 • jgk@mklawyers.com JEFF LUMMUS PO Box 646 • Orangefield, Texas 77639 409.313.7765 • jeff.t.lummus-1@dupont.com

PRESIDENT- JEFF PARSLEY 655 CR 4703 • TROUP, TX 75789 903-574-3910 • jparsleygeraniums@earthlink.net

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

New Chapters By HARLEY JO PERKINS – Performance Reporter

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ith summer coming to a close and everyone headed back to school, we can get a little down thinking about homework, due dates for projects, and the end of sleeping in late in the mornings. We could start to get sad about our last year in high school rodeo or our last year in any high school related activity for that matter. We could be upset that our brothers or sisters moved off to college and started a new adventure without us. On the other hand, what we could do is focus on the good that is to come. We could set our eyes on new goals and new beginnings such as college rodeos, freshmen coming into high school rodeo, and getting college offers and scholarships. Our perspective could shift from missing the things and memories we are leaving behind and begin to see all the new memories that will be made in our future adventures. Whether you’re a beginner in your event or you’ve been rodeoing with your region for 7 years, there are many

things to look forward to this year and the ones to come. On the Disney movie Up, we hear Ellie say, “Adventure is out there!”, and that couldn’t be more true for us rodeo kids. There are many opportunities to make new friends, go to clinics to better yourself and/or your horse, run at jackpots to get more experience, and create lots and lots of lifelong memories that you’ll hold close forever. In the Bible in Hebrews 12:1, it encourages us to throw off anything that weighs us down and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. When starting out on these adventures God has planned for us, we need to be diligent in removing the negative things we could focus on. Choose to set your sight on what the Lord is providing you with and preparing you for. You’re heading into a new season of your life with the One who made the ground you’re walking on; have confidence and do your thing with what He’s given you. Don’t have a spirit of fear but one of power, love and self control as you set out for your new journeys. And always remember, adventure is out there!


STUDENT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT:

THSRA QUEEN TAYLOR MOBBS

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ello! I’m Taylor Mobbs the new 2019 Miss. THSRA. A little bit about myself is that I have always been involved in rodeo. My family has deep roots in rodeo that travel back many generations and I could ride before I could walk. I attend Grace Christian Academy in Gonzales Texas as a junior. I currently live on a cattle ranch in Shiner Texas where I own and operate my own registered brahman cattle business. I am involved highly in 4-H where I hold the position of county council reporter. I also am a member in the AQHA, National Honor Society, and the American Junior Brahman Breeders Association. I compete in breakaway roping and goat tying in Texas High School Rodeo and have been a member of high school rodeo for three years and was a member of junior high rodeo for two. I have also had the privilege to hold the title of Miss. TJHRA 2016. After high school, I plan on attending Texas A&M university where I will pursue a degree in animal genetics. I am so honored to hold the position of Miss.THSRA and represent the great state of Texas, our organization, and all of our dedicated sponsors.

ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2020 MISS THSRA QUEEN CONTEST Entry packets are now available for the 2020 Miss THSRA Queen contest. The contest is open to all THSRA girl members in grades 9-11. The reigning Miss THSRA Taylor Mobbs from Region 6 was awarded over $7,900 in awards and scholarships this past June. All contestants received numerous gifts and awards just for entering the contest. Awards are given for each of the 8 scored categories plus Miss Congeniality and Photogenic. The deadline for entry is January 17, 2020. We would love to see all 10 regions have a representative as their Region Queen, as well as the opportunity to represent the State Team at Nationals. This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime. For an entry packet or questions, please contact Ann Blackwell, Queen Coordinator at 936-590-1855 or 936-598-3581 or 936-590-9126. Email at tablackwell@yahoo.com.

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STUDENT OFFICERS

SECRETARY - NENA BOETTCHER PO Box 833 • East Bernard, Texas 77435 281.468.8973 • Region6thsra@gmail.com

Region VI

STATE DIRECTORS SHANNA NETTLE LOGAN PO Box 1882 • Brenham, TX 77834 979.421.2912 • samlogan89@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT - BRINLEE FREEMAN VICE PRESIDENT - SAGE SPIVEY SECRETARY - MARY MCLINEY

MISTY SMITH 1701 FM 99 • Whitsett, Texas 78075 512.848.6343 • rdmssmith@yahoo.com PRESIDENT - DAVID FREEMAN 1039 Mockingbird Lane • Eagle Lake, TX 77434 832.221.1253 • chlfreeman@yahoo.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Wrappin’ Up and Gettin’ Ready

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By HADLEY HARRIS

– Performance Reporter

he National High School and Junior High Rodeo Finals are wrapped up. Region Six should be very proud of our representation. We had a National Champion come home from both Rock Springs and Huron. Our first rodeo is less than a month away. The 2018-19 season is in the books, and away we go with another year. School starts soon, or maybe already started for many of us. It’s been a great summer, but even good things must sometimes come to an end. The ending was great, and the new beginning will be even better. The NJHRA Finals kicked off in Huron, SD, on June 23 and ran through June 29. Amy Ohrt of Victoria, TX, had a nice breakaway run on Monday and stopped the clock with a 3.21. She had to wait all week to make her second run on Friday. She made another nice run winding up 3.26 seconds. Talk about consistency, she went into the finals with a 6.47 on two. On

Saturday, she stepped it up a notch and put it on ‘em with a 2.71. This gave her 9.18 seconds on three head and was good enough to win it all! Congratulations to Amy, her family, and all of Region 6 for their support and encouragement. Region 6 is so proud of Amy for bringing home a Breakaway National Championship. She finished up Junior High on the top, and now she will get to work in High School. CHASER CROUCH Speaking of High School, the National High School Rodeo Finals were held in Rock Springs, WY, from July 14-21. Region 6 is proud to say that we were represented well there also. Entered in boys cutting was Chaser Crouch of Corsicana, TX. He drew the performances on Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening. As it worked, he was the man of the day and consistently scored a 147 in both performances. He won 2nd and split 2nd in the first two go’s. Saturday proved to be another good day for him as he rolled out of the arena with a score of 146 in the finals which put him in first in the final round. This was just enough to keep him on top of the average. This meant that he won the Boys Cutting National Championship. I was lucky enough to meet Chaser and his family in Rock Springs this year. Since the Region 6 Cutting competitions are held on different weekends than the rodeos, many of us don’t know Chaser that well. I can tell you first hand that he’s one of the best cutters out there, and Region 6 is lucky to have him on our team! Congrats to Chaser and everyone that helped him achieve this goal. Hard work and determination definitely paid off for him this year. Now that the 2018-19 season is all wrapped up, we look forward to a great new year. My dad always tells me that hard work makes good things happen. I know that everyone in Region 6 has been working hard to prepare for the year coming up. I’d like to be the first to wish you all good luck. Two more national championships sounds a little daunting, so let’s just forget that and go for three! As I mentioned in my last article, my favorite bible verse is “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”, Phil 4:13. We can all keep this in mind as we get underway in September. Now let’s go get ‘em! Finally, we should all remember to thank our Region 6 leaders for all their time and effort. We couldn’t do this without the help from our parents, volunteers, judges, stock contractors, time keepers, bull fighters, and so many more. Please remember to thank as many of these people as possible throughout the year. With that- good luck, safe travels, and see AMY OHRT you down the road. Vaya con Dios!


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PRESIDENT - HALEY PHILLIPS VICE PRESIDENT - HANNAH PHILLIPS SECRETARY - NIKI CARTER

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS RORY KOEHN 1669 CR 230 • Weimar, Texas 78962 979.263.5644 • koehnranch@cvctx.com

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Region VII

SECRETARY - NENA BOETTCHER PO Box 833 • East Bernard, Texas 77435 281.468.8973 • region7thsra@gmail.com

DEE RAWLINSON 12432 N SH 71 • El Campo, Texas 77437 979.543.8906 • drawlinson@reatarealty.com PRESIDENT- CRAIG MILLER 11603 Anders Lane • Santa Fe 77510 409-682-5427 • craigwmiller80@yahoo.com

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By JAYCI LEE BYLER

– Performance Reporter

ow, we came in hot to Rock Springs, WY for Nationals. Leaving behind the humid days of Texas summer for the cool breeze of Wyoming nights. The country side changed as much as the tunes on the radio station. The panhandle flats ran for as far as my eyes could squint. The Colorado mountain passes gave me the feeling in the pit of my stomach like I was on a roller coaster ride. The Wyoming plains were alive with prairie dogs, deer and funny looking xxx fence to hold the snow back.... I thought I heard my mom wrong. A fence for snow? Ok momma if you say so. Turns out she was right, it holds the massive snow drifts from covering the roads in winter. Upon arriving to the fairgrounds we found the Texas team camp was assigned to the far back of the grounds. To witness the welcoming of each Texas rodeo family was heart warming. From the moment a Texas teammate arrived to our camp area everyone jumped in to help get horses checked in, feed unloaded, rigs parked and our rodeo homes set up. We enjoyed a pond for our dogs to swim in (way to green for human use). We had early morning breakfasts, Thanks to Mrs Richards, our cook and my momma for

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packing enough eggs to feed the team for two weeks. Evening brought wonderful smells of a Texas smorgasbord. Each night at the various trailers we ate Texas gulf shrimp & fish, Texas raised beef prime rib, steaks and ribs. Kids could go compete then come back to make the rounds to sample up some spectacular dishes at several trailers. No one was turned away or went to bed hungry. I witnessed our Texas rodeo family spirit from the jackpots to the main arenas. continued on page 30

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NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION BOYS CUTTER CARSON RAY BEFORE SHORT GO WITH TEAM SUPPORT continued from page 29

There is no doubt we left our mark in every arena. Our moms shined the brightest with their dazzling Texas T-shirts, flags waving and cow bells ringing. There was no regions just a united Texas team who rallied behind everyone, cheering for the win and weeping when a run didn’t go well. We all shared tears of sorrow as we sent our fellow team mate Colee Charlesworth home on a plane with a broken ankle after a devastating fall in the working cowhorse. Wow to see that grit she mustard up to finish the pattern and even place in the first round was undeniably the most powerful display of courage, determination and cowgirl swagger I’ve ever seen. My hero Ms Colee Charlesworth. Several families got to have some time away from grounds for mini vacations. My family visited the Flaming Gorge National Park in Utah. We rock climbed the red rocks to caves and rafted the river. The rafting involved learning how to paddle together as a team, water splash fights, and mini crashes into the rocks as we jetted down the twists and turns of the canyon. I saw some of most impressive lay-

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ers of the earth, limestone and sandstone. Jagged raw edges of rocks hanging over the river edge with mountain sheep traveling the ledges with graceful ease. This Nationals I didn’t bring home a individual National Championship, or even a buckle like in my past Nationals. I brought home so much more from this trip.... Such a blissful experience spent with my family. My mom and I shared a moment before my first run, she held my hand as I sat on the track waiting for the poles to start. She looked at me and said “ You have nothing to prove to anybody, leave it all in the arena, you are my beautiful, brown eyed child of God, who I am Blessed to call my daughter.” I didn’t have the runs I wanted but I wouldn’t change it because I grew closer to my family in the extra time we had together. So I ask y’all to Leave It All In The Arena and spend that extra time with family.

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - MACKENZIE BRYCE VICE PRESIDENT - EMMA SMITH SECRETARY - KATE MCNEIL KIM NICHOLSON 8434 N. US Hwy 183 • Goliad, Texas 77963 830.570.7302 • kim_nicholson@att.net

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

JASON UNDERBRINK 520 Phillips Rd • Pleasanton, Texas 78064 210.854.7718 • jasonunderbrink@yahoo.com 3005 Santa Ana St. • Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 361.739.9858 • region8thsra@gmail.com

Region VIII

SECRETARY - CELINA FETTY

385 ECR 401 • Falfurrias, Texas 78355 361.813.7078 • masolomon1962@gmail.com

PRESIDENT- MIKE SOLOMON

PO Box 787 • Asherton, TX 78837 830-999-3344 • tom@catarosaranch.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT team bring home the win, so did the TJHRA team and the Panola (Carthage, TX.) college men’s team from the CNFR. Texas is truly phenomenal and according to 8X World Champion Joe Beaver ″Texas is by far the toughest finals to make in all the states. Texas is dirty tough!” Winning the finals in all three interscholastic levels has taken its place in history. It's time to start reshaping that history, celebrate the past glories with honor, and strategize on how we make our places in that history and grandeur. As the 2019-2020 stares at us, we need to reevaluate our ambitions. Change is inevitable. We find ourselves thinking of what we used to do and why it never worked out. Contestants are busy rescheduling their mentality to defend the name of the state and By Rylee Howton – Performance Reporter build their own legacies. However, what we should be thinking ere we go again! The rodeo season is is what we are not doing right to maintain the legacy. REG VIII slowly swinging into high gear, and is among the most robust regions in Texas, and the new season Performance Report is riding right along presents a fresh start of how we embrace our spots of legacy in the to pave a more in-depth insight into the high- region. intensity season that features stiff competition. I had the distinct privilege of speaking with 2019 THSRA State With the new season gaping at us, it is a hope that Champion Breakaway Roper, Bailey Gubert concerning her game the summer holidays have been fun for everyone, plan for Nationals and her future goals “I had a lot of preparation enabling space for self-assessment and realization and work going into the State Finals. Once making Nationals, that with determination and commitment, we can preparing for my journey was more intense. I had a daily regimen live our dreams! of roping live cattle, roping the dummy, roping the sled, roping the It's that time of the year to forget about our roller roper and I had a lot of talks with my horse. The people were past failures. Rather, time to challenge the short- friendly and everything went smooth. It wasn’t the outcome I was comings as strengths from which new energy sips hoping for but, you have to move on. I hope to go back next year.” into our veins, driving us unto more exceptional Bailey has already secured her ticket to the Jr. American and qualiachievements. Texas is a state of champions! An fied two spots to the American 2020 semi-finals. emblem of greatness! Unique with its epic heroes In other news, congrats to Hailey Kinsel for smashing another and championships over the years, realign yourself arena record at Calgary, Canada with a 16.99-second run. Kinsel and embrace your destiny! is Region VIII alumni and a perfect hero for everyone to believe Congratulations to all that competed at the that every dream is worth living. Currently #2 in the WPRA World National High School Finals Rodeo, and a big Standings with $142,106.21. Kinsel comes from Cotulla, TX and CONGRATS to all of the THSRA team for bring- is a former THSRA state president who won the THSRA finals in ing home the win. I am proud to report that Texas 2011. In 2017 she won the College National Finals, securing her is home of the World Champion Team for the 4th spot for the American and ended up winning the "Richest One Day consecutive year! Not only did the high school Rodeo." The 2018 World Champion Barrel Racer’s accolades are legendary. As an alumnus and a college finals champion, she presents the perfect figure of a heroine and a legend to us. We need to model our goals and ambitions, realign ourselves with the destiny of a champion and continue building the tower of championships. As the season incepts, let us embrace and build something new, something more significant. Whether this is your first Jr. High Rodeo or your last High School Rodeo season, God has great things in store for you. Region VIII wishes the best of luck to all TJHRA and THSRA contestants as they kick off the 2019THSRA BREAKAWAY CHAMPION, BAILEY GUBERT 2020 rodeo season. I am very excited for the new QUALIFIED FOR BOTH THE AMERICAN AND JR. season and all the new faces we will see. I challenge AMERICAN AT THE CODY OHL ROPING! you to push yourself, trust in God and ride hard! Remember, it takes a TEAM to win a DREAM!!

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PRESIDENT - CLAYE ANN SULLIVAN VICE PRESIDENT - RHEAGAN COTTON SECRETARY - MONTANA BROWN

New Season, Big Opportunities

STUDENT OFFICERS

204 CR 6763 • Dayton, Texas 77535 713.553.6421 • eddiedyson@thsra9.com

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Region IX

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS EDDIE DYSON

JONATHAN LAWSON

SECRETARY - LACEY AUBIHL 1326 PR 5011 • Ledbetter, Texas 78946

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By Katelyn

Klawinsky– Performance Reporter

new season of high school rodeo means a fresh start, new members, and big opportunities for Region IX. This summer we had several members compete at the National level. Therefore, Region IX would like to congratulate Brady Hooks who represented our region and state well at the National High School Rodeo Finals by placing third in Trap Shooting. Also, Tylie McDonald won Reserve Champion in the Girls Goat Tying at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals this summer. We are so proud of these Region IX members! On August 11, 2019, Region IX had our annual membership meeting. We discussed and voted on new leaders, executive board members, and directors. Region IX has many great leaders ready to serve our region to the best of their ability. Our student officers are Claye Ann Sullivan, Rheagan Cotton, Montana Brown, and Katelyn Klawinsky. Claye Ann Sullivan, Region IX Student President, is a senior at Anderson-Shiro High School, who enjoys playing volleyball and hog hunting. She participates in barrel racing, pole bending, and break-

away roping. Rheagan Cotton, Student Vice President, enjoys going to the beach, participating at high school rodeo in barrel racing, pole bending, and breakaway roping. Rheagan is a senior at Fairfield High School. Montana Brown, Region IX Secretary, is a junior at Centerville High School, who participates in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, and team roping. She enjoys playing softball, training horses, ranch rodeo, and eating Mexican food. Katelyn Klawinsky is a senior at New Waverly High School, who is currently serving as the Region IX Ariat Reporter. She participates in barrel racing at high school rodeo, and enjoys public speaking. Also, we are beyond excited to have Mike Ghormley as our President and Lacey Aubihl as our Secretary. These two individuals have worked hard to prepare our region for the best year possible. Mike Ghormley has been involved in high school since 2006. Mike Ghormley resides in Madisonville, Texas with his wife, Pam and daughters, Aly and Meagan, who were heavily involved in the association. His favorite memory from high school is when his oldest daughter, Meagan won the state and national titles in pole bending. Lacey Aubhil, a sophomore English TYLE MCDONALD teacher at Brenham High School and rodeo secretary, resides in Ledbetter, Texas. Mrs. Aubhil has been involved in high school rodeo since 1997 when she started competing as a freshman. She won the average at the state finals in goat tying in 2000, and represented our region at the national finals. Her advice to members and parents is that tomorrow is never guaranteed, so don’t get angry over a bad run and cherish everything. Region IX has a new website, which is thsraix.com. The rodeo schedule is posted on the website. However, the cutting and reining cow horse schedules are still pending.

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Farm & Ranch Family The folks at McCoy’s Building Supply understand that it takes a lot of hard work and the whole family pitching in to get things done on a farm or ranch. That’s why we’d like to take some time out to salute Texas High School Rodeo Association families who are farmers and ranchers. In our monthly Farm & Ranch Family Spotlight, we’ll feature one family, sharing their story of how they work together as a family to make their farm or ranch successful.The spotlight will run for 10 months; each month will feature a different Region. Each Regional McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family will receive a $100 McCoy’s Gift Card. The McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Year will receive a $500 McCoy’s Gift Card and will be announced at the 2020 THSRA State Finals.

The Kennedy Family of Region II C by Catelyn Felts

ongratulations to McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Month, the Kennedy’s! BJ and Brandi, along with their three kids, Bristan, Brecklyn, and Brolin make up the team at Kennedy Farms near Levelland, Texas. The family has been cotton farming for the past 25 years in west Texas. From planting seed, watering and spraying crops, and harvesting, the family said it is crucial for everyone to do their part in running things. “It’s a constant running from this farm to that farm to make sure everyone has what they need,” Brandi said. “It’s also super important for the kids to do their part in tending to the horses and other animals.” While BJ is considered the main operator of the farm, the success of the family business is very much a team effort. “It’s key for everyone to do their part,” the family said. “We all work together to make sure deadlines are met.” In addition to tending to farm chores, the Kennedy kids exercise their horses and practice for rodeos each day. Bristan is the oldest sibling and is currently a member of the Texas Tech rodeo team. Brecklyn is the middle child and a member of the THSRA competing in the barrel racing and breakaway roping, and Brolin is the youngest brother. “Rodeo is a huge part of our lives,” Brandi said. “We have thoroughly enjoyed all of our years in THSRA, and we love that we get to do it all as a family.” Between farming and rodeoing, it’s safe to say the

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Kennedy’s spend quite a bit of time together. When the family isn’t tending to the farm, practicing for a rodeo or competing at a rodeo, they said they love to travel together, get out on their back patio to swim, and enjoy anything outdoors together. While there isn’t a McCoy’s in their hometown, the Kennedy’s said they shop there whenever they are near one. “Everything we do requires McCoy’s,” Brandi explained. From building fence to working on equipment, and everything in between, McCoy’s carries the materials they need. “We consider it a great honor to have been selected as the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Month,” the Kennedy's said. “We believe McCoy’s is a business that holds great value in family, God, and a strong work ethic; we are very blessed to be a part.” Congratulations to the Kennedy family!


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SECRETARY - STEPHANIE SHOEMAKER 6500 CR 1202 • Cleburne, Texas 76031

MATT SILAR 104 CR 867 N • Teague, Texas 75860 903.388.2531 • matt.silar@patriotinsp.com PRESIDENT - JERRY WRIGHT 434 CR 315 • Oglesby, Texas 76561 254.290.4965 • jerrywrighthomes@hughes.net

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this year to watch them compete. It was a blast watching so many Texas kids do good. Now the new season is about to start and more hungry kids fighting to be number 1!

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By CHAINEY

WEITZ – Performance Reporter

ow that finals are over and everyone is ready for a new season, we can highlight kids that did well at Nationals from Region X. Chet Weitz and Mason Pitts made the short round and ended up 7th in the word at highschool nationals Jordi Edens made the short round and was your reserve breakaway roper. I asked these competitors what their favorite things about nationals. “I loved all the competition that we had to compete against.” Chet Weitz says. Mason Pitts says, “My favorite thing about nationals was getting to see all of my buddies and just getting to rope there for my senior year.” Jordi Edens said, “ I enjoyed all the new friendships and the competition!” For the final team points of the high school finals is was a tight race between Utah and Texas. With texas being the competitive state we are, we pulled through winning the National Team. Jr high also won the National Team. As me being Chet’s little sister I got to go to high school nationals

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COLEE CHARLESWORTH OF REGION II by Catelyn Felts

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ongratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Colee Charlesworth! The Marathon, Texas native is a senior in high school and a Region 2 member. She is a competitor in the reined cow horse, barrel racing, pole bending and team roping events, and has been a competitor in the THSRA all four years of her high school career. Before that, she was a member of the junior high division. Colee said she loves the competition high school rodeo brings, but more than anything, she loves the lifelong friendships she has been able to gain through THSRA. If you have ever competed in rodeo, or been involved with the sport at all, you know that character building opportunities are weaved into every aspect from the practice pen to the rodeo arena and every step in between. Colee said she has gained a few character traits throughout her time as a THSRA member that will help her find success beyond the arena. “I believe a good work ethic and attitude are two things you need to go far in the arena and in life,” Colee said. And both are things she has been able to build through rodeo.

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However, Colee hasn’t learned these lessons solo. She has three equine partners who have helped play a part in her character building; Betsy, Bolt and Cheech. “I think kids who are around animals every day have more respect for life, are more responsible and are more compassionate towards others,” Colee said. While the rest of us in the western world might be bias, we can’t say we disagree. Colee’s days typically consist of feeding all of the animals, eating breakfast, doing her school work, practicing for rodeos, helping out around the ranch, and then feeding in the afternoon. While ranch work, animal care and rodeo practice take up quite a bit of time, Colee said “it doesn’t feel like a sacrifice at all.” Throughout her time in THSRA, Colee has qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo twice in the reined cow horse event and has served as the student president for Region 2. Her time spent at the family ranch, as well as her time dedicated to improving her skills in the reined cow horse event has helped her decide on pursuing a career in the cow horse industry upon graduation. Colee said she is honored to be selected as the Whatakid of the month for Region 2. She also mentioned how she is especially thankful for her parents and all they have done to help her get to where she is today. “It feels pretty special to be chosen from such an amazing group,” Colee said. We wish all the best for Colee in all of her future endeavors and the best of luck throughout this rodeo season!


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2019 TJHRA NATIONAL RESULTS photos cour tesy of Acentric Rodeo

2019 World Champion Team GIRL’S TEAM AND BOY’S TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONS!

ALL AROUND COWBOY: BENNY PROFFITT

BENNY PROFFITT

JAYLEE LANE

AMY OHRT

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TEXAS TOP 20 CONTESTANTS BARRELS Riley Colclasure 17th BAREBACK STEERS Brayze Schill 8th Kash Martin 9/12th Bryce Jensen 9/12th BOYS BREAKAWAY N Connor Barton - World Champion Rye Reynolds 6th BOYS GOAT TYING Landon Cook 2nd Tyler Calhoun 12th BULLS N Bryne Wilson - World Champion

CHUTE DOGGING Benny Proffitt 4th Keller McDougald 7th GIRLS BREAKAWAY N Amy Ohrt - World Champion Kasidy Russell 18th

RIBBON ROPING Tater Jordan/Emily Ward 14th

POLE BENDING - World Champion

N Jaylee Lane

GIRLS GOAT TYING

N Jessi Everett – World Champion

SADDLE BRONC STEERS - World Champion Cooper Lane 2nd Landon Cook 7th Clayton Anderson 11th

N Benny Proffitt

Tylie McDonald – Reserve World Champion Ridley Timberlake 18th

TEAM ROPING Braxton Hughes/Tate Thompson 5th LIGHT RIFLE Kirby McNeill 3rd Kylee Jo Sanchez 7th Blaze Byler 9th

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REGION I ROCKED NATIONALS!

2019-2020 JUNIOR HIGH STATE DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD

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By ABBY

MCCREARY – TJHRA Region I President

ello TJHRA contestants. My name is Abby McCreary. I am the Region 1 junior high president. I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our team we sent to Nationals this past season. Region 1 had 9 kids compete at Nationals. Out of those 9 competing we had two kids that won their event and 1 of them won the all around! I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing rodeo family. I'm so excited for this upcoming rodeo season. I feel like everyone that competed at Nationals has given us the motivation to work hard and practice hard to make it to Nationals this upcoming year. Congratulations to all the 2019 winners and good luck to everyone competing for 2020!

MORE PICTURES FROM NATIONALS!

BRYNE WILSON

JESSI EVERETT

NATIONAL DIRECTOR CHRIS WOLFE

214-403-4638

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PRESIDENT SCOTT SHOOK

281-437-8214

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1st VICE PRESIDENT JOE RICHARDS

806-676-5970

joe@diamondcattlefeeders.com

2nd VICE PRESIDENT SHANE HANCOCK

254-379-3516

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DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM DAVID FREEMAN

832-221-1253

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DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM LANCE GAILLARD

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DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM ERIC HUSTON

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DELEGATE 1 YEAR TERM BRAD DYER

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DELEGATE 1 YEAR TERM JILL MURRAY 903-348-4356 murrayarena@hotmail.com SECRETARY ANNE DOLLERY 979-412-2551 texasjuniorhighrodeo@gmail.com

STATE DIRECTORS

Region I MONROE TIMBERLAKE KEVIN MCCREARY JUSTIN LANE

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806-344-6846 806-674-5601 806-733-5149

Region II BRANDI RICHARDS 806-676-2386 KELLY WOOD 432-940-1136 CHAD CURRINGTON 806-786-9016 Region III JEFF JORDAN 940-642-4372 SHANE CRISWELL 325-347-2656 DARRYL SHELTON 940-255-0738 Region IV JOHNNY YOUNG, JR PAIGE ALMON BRIAN LOGAN

903-249-1647 903-681-6592

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Region V RICHARD BALDWIN 936-332-5466 JUSTIN KLEIN 936-590-0229 BRADY SCARBER 936-590-0585 Region VI CHARLES HENRY 979-221-4450 DENNY PATTERSON 832-330-3054 CLAY OHRT 361-571-1040

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WAY TO GO REGION II By KELLY

irst of all I would like to congratulate all Region 2 National qualifiers and let them know how proud we were of the job they did. Way to go Region 2. We are ready to start our rodeo season on August 24th and we have added youth to both days. It looks to be a great rodeo time for Region 2 JH and youth. We changed our schedule a little to have 3 weekends in the fall and only 2 in the spring.

WOOD – TJHRA Region II Secretary

There is a great set of adult directors and they are working hard to put on a good rodeo. Brandi Richards is the new president and she took the job and went to work for the region. Thank you Brandi for all your skills and hard work. Region 2 is a close family region and they work together to make each rodeo an outstanding one. We want all members to feel like they belong to our family. We are the region that if you need help they are there to help you and your child. The volunteers that help at each rodeo make it move along smoothly. They aren’t afraid to jump in and help where needed. Thank you so much for our volunteers. As the JH Region 2 secretary I consider it an honor that I am able to work in this region and that they allow me to work with them. Rodeo is such a great place to raise our children and I know they are blessings from the Lord. I want the membership to fill at home in our region and that it is a place that honors that. We welcome all our new members and know that each one will perform to their best. This year we will have the right attitudes and sportsmanship. Let’s rodeo!!!

REGION II TJHRA SCHEDULE August 24 & 25 Sweetwater September 21 & 22 with HS Sweetwater October 12 & 13 Sweetwater February 22 & 23 with HS Abilene April 3-5 Finals Sweetwater

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Farm & Ranch Family The folks at McCoy’s Building Supply understand that it takes a lot of hard work and the whole family pitching in to get things done on a farm or ranch. That’s why we’d like to take some time out to salute Texas High School Rodeo Association families who are farmers and ranchers. In our monthly Farm & Ranch Family Spotlight, we’ll feature one family, sharing their story of how they work together as a family to make their farm or ranch successful.The spotlight will run for 10 months; each month will feature a different Region. Each Regional McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family will receive a $100 McCoy’s Gift Card. The McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Year will receive a $500 McCoy’s Gift Card and will be announced at the 2020 THSRA State Finals.

The Overton Family of Region III

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ongratulations to this months’ Farm and Ranch Family, the Overtons! Duane works alongside his dad, Neal, wife, Jodi, and two children, Cutter (17) and Neali (14), in order to make his family business, Overton Cattle Company, a success. The business is such a success that it has been in operation since 1957! “My great grandfather started this business. In fact, my dad is still living on the same ranch he lived on when he was nine years old,” Duane said. The Overton’s home base is located in Mineral Wells, TX (Region III). Their business is a cow calf operation based out of Palo Pinto, about 12 miles down the road from Mineral Wells. The business is a three-part collective. Duane manages FireWater Ranch while his dad operates the 4F Ranch. Then together the father son duo runs cow-calf pairs on lease land. They also farm 300 acres of wheat, where they run replacement heifers. Duane

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shared that they own about 100 cattle. Depending on the season, the everyday work ranges from shipping and planting wheat in the fall to feeding and doctoring yearlings in the winter. During the spring, they focus mainly on branding. “We still drag calves and do it the oldfashioned way,” Duane said. One thing that the Overtons strongly believe in is tradition. This is seen in the way they brand their cattle and work with their neighbors to do so. “We still believe in holding on to tradition and neighboring with other ranches. We all get together during branding season and everyone helps everyone else. That cuts down on expenses, not having to hire any help. It also allows all the neighbors get together,” Duane said. The entire family is vital to the operation in different ways. Jodi works as a high school principal but is always eager to help out when needed. Neali helps her dad feed in the mornings before she heads off to school. Cutter actually works for his grandfather. Since Neal is currently recovering from back surgery, Cutter is tending to the whole ranch by himself. He is learning at an early age how to manage the entire ranch. “When we are farming, everyone takes a turn on the tractor. Working as a family, we keep costs down by not having to hire any day help,” Duane said. “When family works together, you don’t have to take time to explain to new people what you’re doing. Everyone knows what they have to do, and it all flows a lot better.” While Duane did used to work an eight to five job, he realized it wasn’t his thing and came back to ranching. “I grew up ranching and loved it. I honestly believe there isn’t a better way to raise your kids. They learn if they have a horse or a dog then they have to tend to it. No one is going to tend to it for them. You really can’t teach responsibility any better than that,” Duane said. However, ranching has a lot more to teach Cutter and Neali than just responsibility. Duane and Jodi hope that the ranching lifestyle will teach their kids to hold on to tradition and take care of their family, as family is always first. They also admire the work ethic that ranching teaches. “If you want it, work for it. If you don’t work for it, they aren’t going to give it to you. Don’t sit around waiting for a handout,” Duane said. When they aren’t on the ranch, the Overton family can either be found at one of Cutter’s rodeos or Neali’s softball games. Duane even joked, “we don’t go on vacation, we go to rodeos or we go to softball tournaments.” Cutter is a member of THSRA and competes in team roping, while Neali is on a travel softball team. “We are always together. As long as we are together, anything is fun,” Duane said. The closest McCoy’s to the Overtons is located in Stephenville. “I have actually been in the McCoy’s and bought some things. It is neat to go in there and look not only at the amount of things they have but the quality that they carry,” Duane said. “Pretty much anything you do on a ranch you can buy stuff at McCoys to work with.” The family is honored to be named this month’s McCoys farm and ranch family!


YOUTH RODEO ASSOCIATION 2019 - 2020 YRA SEASON

The 2019-2020 rodeo year is the 48th Anniversary of the YRA. At the YRA Finals All-Around saddles, Year End saddles and Finals Average saddles will be awarded in each event along with belt buckles through 6th Place for Year End.

To qualify for the Finals you only have to enter 6 rodeos.

2019 Awards: 1 – Aluminum Trailer, 2-Three Horse Trailers, 66 Saddles, 170 Belt Buckles, and Scholarships

YEAR END ALL AROUNDS WILL EACH DRAW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ALUMINUM TRAILER

Membership Applications (due August 1, 2019), Entry Blanks and the Schedule are available on the YRA website: www.yratx.com or call 713-501-8843 EVENTS AGE Bareback Boys - 15 – 19 TEXT @YRA to AGE GROUPS (AS OF 9/1/19) Calf Riding Boys - 9 & under 512-270-7024 for info texts! Steer (Jr. Bull Riding) Boys - 10 – 14

Group PeeWee: ages 8 & under Sub Junior: ages 9 – 12 Juniors: ages 13 – 15 Seniors: ages 16 – 19

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SCHEDULE: #1 August 16, 17, 18 – Bryan – Short Go 8/18 #2 Sept. 6, 7 – Edna #3 Sept. 20, 21 – Edna #4 Oct. 25, 26 – Bellville 1st Postmark Deadline #5 Nov. 15, 16 – Hitchcock - 8/5 #6 Nov. 22, 23 Halletsville Call in if you miss #7 Jan. 17, 18 – Hitchcock postmark 8/13 #8 Feb. 14, 15 – Giddings #9 March 13 ,14, 15 – Gonzales – Short Go 3/15 #10 March 20, 21 – Rosenberg #11 April 24, 25 – Caldwell #12 May 15,16,17 June 17-20 – YRA Finals – Edna

Friday Perf 7:00 PM * Saturday Perf 11:00 PM * Short Go - 10:00 AM Roughstock only at #2, #9, #12

Bull Riding Boys - 15 – 19 Chute Dogging Boys - 15 & under PeeWee Poles Boys & Girls - 8 & under Sub Jr. Poles Boys & Girls - 9 – 12 Jr. Poles Girls - 13 – 15 Sr. Poles Girls - 16 – 19 Sub Jr. Tiedown Boys - 12 & under Jr. Tiedown Boys - 13 -15 Sr. Tiedown Boys - 16 – 19 PeeWee Barrels Boys & Girls – 8 & under Sub Jr. Barrels Boys & Girls – 9 – 12 Jr. Barrels Girls - 13 – 15 Sr. Barrels Girls - 16 – 19 Sub Jr. Ribbons Boys & Girls – 12 & under Jr. Ribbons Boys & Girls – 13 – 15 Jr./Sr. Girls Ribbons Girls – 13 - 19 Sr. Ribbons Boys – 16 – 19 PeeWee Figure 8s Boys & Girls - 8 & under Sub Jr. Figure 8s Boys & Girls – 9 – 12 Jr. Figure 8s Girls – 13 -15 Steer Wrestling Boys – 16 – 19 Sub Jr. Girls Breakaway Girls - 12 & under Sub Jr. Boys Breakaway Boys – 12 & under Jr. Girls Breakaway Girls – 13 – 15 Sr. Girls Breakaway Girls – 16 -19 Jr. Boys Breakaway Boys – 13 – 15 Sub Jr. Goat Tying Boys & Girls – 12 & under Jr. Goat Tying Girls – 13 – 15 Sr. Goat Tying Girls – 16- 19 Team Roping 19 & Under Jr. Mini Bareback Boys 9 & under Sr. Mini Bareback Boys 10-14

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This Region IV cowgirl from Celina, Texas, competes in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and reining. You can find her traveling the State of Texas this year and visiting all 10 Regions. Vie Vie is an entrepreneur and started her own business, she also vlogs on her youtube channel VV Rodeo Bling. It is her goal to get more young cowgirls involved in the TJHRA pageant. Vie Vie says, “I have gained so many valuable skills and want to help other girls experience the same!” She is starting “Vie’s Vintage Closet" to help young girls be able to compete in rodeo pageants with beautiful donated outfits! Contact Vie for more info! vvblanchard@yahoo.com | 919-594-2233

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TREVOR HALE OF REGION III by Jacqueline Knox

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The Whataburger Whatakid is selected due to their ability to excel both in and out of the rodeo arena. Whataburger is proud to recognize a THSRA member from each of the ten Regions who truly upholds the title “Whatakid!” One of the nominees will be chosen at the State Final Rodeo in June as the Whatakid of the Year. In recognition of this accomplishment they will receive free Whataburgers for an entire year!

ongratulations to this month’s Whatakid, Trevor Hale! This impressive seventeen-year-old junior from Perryton, TX has taken home win after win and is eager for more. He competes in calf roping, team roping and working cow horse. Trevor rides two different horses. He has had Lippy, his cow horse, for around four years. Lippy and him are the perfect duo as he has won both the Texas State Finals and the World’s Greatest Horseman on her. His roping horse, Hammer, is a newer edition. Trevor has only been riding him for two years but, “I have had a lot of luck with him. We get along really well,” Trevor said. “You can accomplish a lot having connections with your horses. Continuing to better them and better yourself is always a good feeling. You feel like you have really accomplished something,” Trevor said. Trevor owes a lot of his success to his horses and believes that they make him better. Rodeo has always been a major part of Trevor’s life, as he has been involved with rodeo since he was five years old. “I love the people and the sport. It is just one big family,” Trevor said. Trevor has accomplished a lot already in the world of rodeo and he is only seventeen! He is most proud of his recent win at the Texas State Finals and his win in calf roping at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, OK. He has also won ten AQHYA world championships, which is more than anyone else has ever done. “I have a lot of special wins, but I can’t say one sticks out to me more than another,” Trevor said.

However, all these wins don’t come without practice. Trevor clocks many hours in the arena to help him achieve his dreams. “I am giving up my time and lots of different things to continue pursuing my goals, but it is definitely worth it,” Trevor said. Trevor used to attend public school but made the switch to be homeschooled four years ago. He is currently homeschooled through Grace Christian Academy so he can spend more time doing what he loves: ranching and rodeo. When asked what his favorite subject was, he laughed and jokingly replied with recess before explaining that he really enjoys history. Other than schoolwork, Trevor spends his time on the ranch. “When I am home, I do lots of ranch work and things like that. I also spend a lot of time practicing in the arena. Between roping and working there isn’t really much else to do,” Trevor said. He also really enjoys training horses, which he does every single day. He believes that “you can make anything fun” and has a good time in everything he does. When asked about someone he admires and looks up to, Trevor responded with, “That’s a tough one. I have had help from many people and have had lots of people influence my life. You would have to have a list with about 20 to 30 names on it.” He feels extremely grateful for everyone who has poured into him and helped him achieve his goals. “Proper preparation prevents poor performance,” a phrase known as the Five P’s, is a saying Trevor always has in the back of his mind. Laird Burke, someone who helps Trevor with his horses, told him that one day and it stuck with him. This helps him every day as it makes him realize the work he has to put in to achieve his goals. Since Trevor is only a junior, he has just begun to look at colleges. However, he does hope to continue to rodeo in the future and will probably pursue a ranch management program. For now, he is “continuing to become a better roper. I want to continue to be successful and head in the right direction,” Trevor said. Trevor feels honored to be chosen as this month’s Whatakid! It is a great feeling because it shows that all of his hard work has paid off.

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