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

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HOLLY DeLAUNE

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KYLEE SCRIBNER Region IV

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HARLEY JO PERKINS Region VI

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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE RODEO!

SUNDAY: VEXIL STATE FINALIST CAPS GIVEN AT PURINA TRAILER

MISS THSRA, AUBRIE FIELDS IS CROWNED IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT $288,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS WERE GIVEN THIS YEAR ACROSS TEXAS DURING THE SUNDAY SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY

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SUNDAY: (CONTINUED)

HOOEY OLYMPICS CHAMPIONS:

TUG O WAR CHAMPIONS - REGION VI CALF TYING CONTEST - REGION VII TUG O WAR - REGION VI COWBOY QUEEN CONTEST - REGION III WINNER FCA RODEO DODGEBALL CHAMPIONS - REGION VI

MONDAY:

TUESDAY:

ABILENE RED COATS RIBBON CUTTING AND PRESENTATION OF CHECK TO THSRA

CACTUS ROPES REPRESENTATIVE, LARI DEE GUY AND HOPE THOMPSON, ADDRESS THE CROWD DURING THE RODEO.

CONTESTANT TRUCK PUSH: REGION VI ADULT TRUCK PUSH: REGION IX

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WEDNESDAY:

THURSDAY:

CAVENDER’S SPECIAL KIDS RODEO

FRIDAY:

MCCOY’S RANCH FAMILY OF THE YEAR: THE CHARLESWORTH’S

MCCOY’S MUTTON BUSTING

EACH GIVEN A WHATABURGER GIFT CARD AND THE WINNER RECEIVED A PAIR OF ARIAT BOOTS

MISS THSRA WHATARODEO DAY: AUBRIE FIELDS DUANE OVERTON FROM REGION III IS THE WITH WHATABURGER BARREL TOSS CONTESTANT WHATAGUY AND WINS WHATABURGER FOR A YEAR!

BLOOMER TRAILERS ANNOUNCED THAT THE TRAILERS RAISED $192,000 FOR THSRA & TJHRA DURING THE FRIDAY PERFORMANCE 8


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2018 THSRA State Finals results All-Around Cowboy – Carson Wetsel Rookie Cowboy JD Spivey

All-Around Cowgirl – Paige Dawson Rookie Cowgirl

Anna Marie Schreck

2017-2018 Miss Texas High School Rodeo Aubrie Fields

Winning Region - Region II

Boy Horse of the Year Tyler West

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PAGIE DAWSON

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Madalyn Richards

BAREBACK RIDING *Payton Lackey *Kolt Dement *JD Spivey *Dalton Boyd Kaden Kornegay Cade Allen Hunter Greathouse Cole Franks Tyler Handley Cole Bailey Dalton Campbell Trent Dannheim Greathouse Jr. Jade Barrett Bailey Barrett BARREL RACING *Bradi Good *Kenna McNeill *Paige Dawson *Rayme Jones Sloan Townsend Hannah Hammond Logan B Moore Kylie Mask Jordan Driver Steely Steiner Abbie Muckelroy Ashley Castleberry Madison Bean Camry Mangum Caroline Rains BOYS CUTTING *Brendan Bennett *Carson Wetsel *Carson Ray *Chaser Crouch Cash Fretwell Nathan Socia Tyler West Jake Baca Justin McGee

Kade Maroney Mason Rust Michael Stansbury Peyton Baize Zane Huffman Reagan Tipton BREAKAWAY ROPING *Maci Berry *Jordi Edens *Jessee Young *Victoria Vela Kennidy Nicholson Montan Brown Carsen Norris Anna Marie Schreck Rylie Smith Madalyn Richards Darcy Podzemny Sierra Sharp Cooper Norris Bradi Good Jessica Garrett BULL RIDING *Dawson Gleaves Fletcher Jowers III *Cameron Rogers *Chris Villanueva *Seth Rustin Rhett Izard Andrew Lively Matthew Wallace Curtis Hicks LC Henning Riley Hausler Falcon McConnell Wyatt Culver-Wells Hadley Miller Tadd Dictson CALF ROPING *Shad Mayfield *Quade Hiatt

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*Kolton Mazoch *John Elliot Garrison Koehn Jack Griffin Shayne Krolczyk Cullen Eppright Gatlin Peck True Lacina Kater Tate Cash Enderli Colton Valenta Chisum Allen Joel Braden Harris

GIRLS CUTTING *Sheridan Clark *Anna Marie Schreck *Lexington Slaughter *Allison Spears Hannah King Claire Shelton Annie Metcalfe Paydon Hooper Paige Dawson Mattie Dukes Madison Cavness Hadley Clearman Kelsey Jordan Kamryn Clark Madison Outhier GOAT TYING *Brooke Krolczyk *Madalyn Richards *Catherine Clayton *Jessica Garrett Rylee Johnson Allison Vaughn Paige Dawson Makenna Shook Maison Davis Cawthon Madison Neal Shyanne Bauerle

Lacy Bruening Jacyi Oliver Emily Bednorz

POLE BENDING *Carly Staggs *Rylee Hardin *Maile Sciba *Payge Grable Aly Ghormley Rainey Johnson Pamela Henderson Colee Charlesworth Jordan Driver Paisley Pierce Hannah Osbourn Sage Spivey Kate McNeill Madelyn Eddleman Isabelle Picklo REINED COW HORSE *Carson Wetsel *Elizabeth Clymer *Colleen Bridges *Colee Charlesworth Robbin Rice Jake Baca Jordan Cheek Will Eddleman Jordan Driver Gracen Walker Zoey Korenek John Cunningham Jessee Young Hadley Clearman Paydon Hooper SADDLE BRONC *Parker Fleet *Taylor Russell *Will Pollock *Jake Vance Brandon Lansford

Cale Newman Dusty Frazier Wyatt Culver-Wells Gus Bazar Tristin Kannard Cody Gobson Jace Deveney Jack Wright Bailey Barrett Bonner Voss STEER WRESTLING *Joe York *Kolton Mazoch *Tucker Shepherd *Kater Tate Ky Thomas JD Spivey Tyler West Casey Crow Jake Kahla Dalton Walker Ryan Nettle Corey Ryan Kane Key Rowdy Norwood Garrett Oates TEAM ROPING *Jarett Freeman *Logan Moore *Cade Boettcher *Tanner Tomlinson Garett Chick McCray Profili Brady Blanchard Bradford Fisher Michael Cruz Alejandro Gonzales Caleb Green Slade Wood Brendan Bennett Brody Rankin Cutter Overton

LIGHT RIFLE *Jake Kahla 616 *Jordan Driver 615 *Trent Wisian 603 *Kate McNeill 574 Grace Small Sally Love Emily Bednorz Cash Fretwell Sarah Kate Blair Miranda Schott Cooper Norman Kadi Fretwell Sage Spivey Blake Griffin Mary McLiney Clayton Godwin Sayni Sandidge TRAP *Will Black *Brady Blanchard *Hunter Wells *Sierra Jameson Trent Wisian Chaser Crouch Lantz Pyssen Tyler Allen Cooper Norman Jack Kahla Blake Griffin Justin Norwood Cade Cogbill Clayton Godwin Blair Giese

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San Antonio Stockshow and Rodeo Scholarships

Congratulations to these winners who received the top boy and girl scholarships. For the past 7 years, San Antonio Stockshow and Rodeo has invested directly into THSRA Seniors by providing $30,000 in scholarships. They believe by investing in our THSRA youth today they will be the leaders of tomorrow. $10,000 – Cullen Eppright $10,000 – Jordan Puig

$5,000 – Tyler Handley $5,000 – Jessica Garrett

Ft. Worth Stockshow & Rodeo Scholarship

Thank you to the Ft. Worth Stockshow and Rodeo for coming to present their SEVENTH annual scholarship to these deserving students. They presented four $4,000 scholarships to Craig Odom, Colton McCarley, Grace Small and Kenna Hayes McNeill.

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dickson-allen foundation leadership scholarship

A $1,500 Dickson-Allen Foundation Leadership Scholarship was awarded to Student President - Alex Cawthorn, Student Vice President - Haley Novak, Student Secretary - Jack Wright, Queen - Abbie Suggs

CONGRATULATIONS TO REGION II FOR BRINGING HOME THE W!

congratulations to the bloomer trailer winners!!

GOOSENECK BLOOMER TRAILER: James Tettenhorst (pictured above) BUMPER PULL BLOOMER TRAILER: Catherine Helton

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

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - CUTTER MCCAIN VICE PRESIDENT 1- SHELBY ESPENSON VICE PRESIDENT 2- AUBRIE FEILDS SECRETARY/HISTORIAN - JADYN DUGGAN 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

LEE LOWREY PO Box 1320 • Pampa, Texas 79066 806.663.3300 • lwl.lowrey@yahoo.com ROB WELLS 521 Willow Lane • Hereford, Texas 79045 806.346.5109 • robb_wells45@yahoo.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

National Qualifiers By Jadyn Duggan

– Performance Reporter

hat a week the 2018 Texas State High School Rodeo Association State Finals was! From the Ariat Olympics, to the crowning of new State Champions and the announcement of who will be representing Texas at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Region One is proud to be home to five National Qualifiers. Sierra Jameson is an incoming senior at Motley County High School, where she is currently active in FFA as the Area 1 Association Vice President. Sierra qualified for Nationals in the Trap contest. Headed into her contest that Saturday morning Sierra said she was just hoping to shoot well and qualify for Nationals. “My biggest obstacle that morning was shooting itself. It’s such a mental sport, which makes it hard to stay

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positive and have the right attitude.” While preparing for Nationals Sierra says she’ll just have to keep one thing in mind, “I just have to take it one shot at a time and not to get ahead of myself.” Before heading off to college in the Fall Taylor Russell will be making a stop in Rock Springs, Wyoming for the Saddle Bronc Riding. Headed into the State finals Taylor said he just needed to be confident in his riding and focus on his goals. Drawing QUADE HIATT photo by Jennings up Monday morning and Friday night meant Taylor saw every horse that bucked that week in Abilene, giving him a head start going into the short go. As he prepares for Nationals Taylor says, “I’m going to change my focus, i’m going to keep getting on new horses and work on the small things that need to be fixed.” Quade Hiatt, an incoming Senior, qualified for Nationals in the Tie Down Roping. As Quade prepared for State he said that he was “going to roll with whatever the calf would give,” and as he prepares for Nationals he said not much with change. “I’m just KATER TATE going to stay focused on making sharp, solid runs.” photo by Jennings Kater Tate only began Steer Wrestling this year, and worked extremely hard throughout the year to grab himself a spot to Nationals. Headed into State, Kater viewed it has just another rodeo that required more practice. As he geared up for the short go Kater says, “I blocked out everything. I was super focused and knew this was the last step to accomplishing my goal.” Beginners luck or hard work? “The only thing I’m focused on is making sure I work harder than anybody else while preparing for nationals.” Also headed to Nationals is Dawson Gleaves, your 2018 THSRA State Finals Bull Riding Champion! As he prepared for State Dawson says, “I just knew I had to ride everything they put under me. If I just did my job and rode my bulls everything would work itself out.” As Dawson prepared for the short go he had one major obstacle to overcome and that was putting his first go round buck off in the back of his mind and blocking it out. In his preparation for Nationals Dawson says he will focus on riding all three of his bulls, because “Consistency is key.” Congratulations to all that qualified for Nationals, Region One wishes you all safe travels and good luck in your events. Make Texas proud!


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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - KENNA HAYES MCNEILL VICE PRESIDENT - SAYER SENTER SECRETARY - ASPEN WASH

JODY MCELROY Box 224 • Balmorhea, Texas 79718 432.448.7810 • rodeosecretary1@gmail.com SECRETARY - JODY MCELROY Box 224 • Balmorhea, Texas 79718 432.448.7810 • rodeosecretary1@gmail.com

Region II

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS KEVIN BENNETT

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

hat a week it has been in Abilene! The competition was insanely tough. Region 2 had a successful week, bringing home the state title in the barrel racing and the boys cutting as well as qualifying 8 other contestants in various events to nationals. Region 2 also won the overall state title, racking up MORE points than any other region. Our Junior High kids were equally successful at TJHRA State Finals. Region 2 has 11 contestants heading to Huron, South Dakota. The national team includes: Travis Handley, Emi Charlesworth, Bronc Kothman, JC Lucero, Allie Murphy, Cooper Meador, Cade Wallis, Lane Reed, Jessi Everett, and Dax Reed. Three out of the four barrel racers that qualified for Rocks Springs, WY were from Region 2, Bradi Good, Kenna Hayes McNeill, and Rayme Jones. When I asked them what helps them in pressure situations, such as the short go at state, they replied with their favorite bible verses. Bradi Good’s “go to” verse is Matthew 19:26, “With man this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”. Bradi said that this verse gives her assurance

that God is with her all of the time. With Him she can accomplish whatever she sets her mind to. She also said that it keeps her focused and less nervous during big rodeos. The bible verse that helped Kenna Hayes the most during the state finals was Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”. Kenna said, “This verse is a reminder that you cannot change things no matter how bad you want to. You just have to let go and let God.”. Colossians 3:23 and Philippians 4:13 were the verses that helped Rayme Jones the most while competing at state. The State champion cutter, Brenden Bennett said that Ecclesiastes 10:10 is his favorite bible verse and has helped him the most in the arena. It says, “Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.”. GOOD LUCK to all of Team Texas at Nationals! To sign up for the 2018-2019 remind app, send text to 810-10 and message @ region2201. The membership forms for next year will come out at the end of July. The membership fee for 2018-2019 is $300.

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DUANE OVERTON 2110 FM 3027 • Mineral Wells, TX 76067

940.682.6113 • duaneoverton6113@gmail.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - TANNER BAKER VICE PRESIDENT - LARAMIE DEARING SECRETARY - KYLEE SCRIBNER

Region III

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

KEVIN STEWART PO Box 1308 • Glen Rose, Texas 76043 817.307.7300 • thekevinstewart@live.com PO Box 122448 • Fort Worth, Texas 76121

SECRETARY - KELLEY WILLIAMS

KEVIN PRZILAS PO Box 167 • Bowie, Texas 76230 940.841.1090 • kprzilas@yahoo.com PRESIDENT - KEN BRAY PO Box 1634 • Granbury, Texas 76048 817.219.0436 • kbray@equibrand.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

The Region with the Plan By KYLEE SCRIBNER

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s the season is coming to a close and state finals are underway many people find themselves on new horses, facing new challenges, and in many regions under new leadership. As for in Region III, there are many new faces and names that are a part of the new Board of Directors. Even as the new members step into office there are some viable lifelines that remain such as, President Ken Bray, and Secretary Kelley Williams. Kelley Williams, Region III’s secretary for thirteen years, says “I love being the rodeo secretary because I get to interact with not only our Region III members, but their families as well.” Anyone who competes in Region III knows that Kelley is ALWAYS hard at work in the office whether it be raffle tickets, pay checks, or the next rodeo entry forms. They also know that she keeps a charismatic smile on her face while doing it! When asked “What would you change about Region III?” Williams made the simple statement that many of us know all too well, “If it is not broken, why fix it?” She went on to explain that within the region there are contractors, board members, and personnel that have been around

for years and have created a system that flows which gives members the “home-field” advantage of knowing how everything will run. On another hand, Kelley States, “There is always room for improvement on a personal level, I wish I could get out of the office more to watch our incredible talent.” This quote from Kelley goes to show the type of community that Region III has: Not only do members have their families rooting for them; their own competition encourages them, as well as the Board of Directors in Region III. One thing Kelley Williams says that stands true for the entire region is “Proud to be Region III!” On the flipside of things, Region III is happy to see new inviting faces such as Joe Tomeu join the board! Joe stated “I had never considered being on the board, however I was recommended by a couple people. So, when I was asked it was my honor to accept.” This opening line from Mr. Tomeu helps draw attention to the amount of pride that Region III board of directors take in holding their positions. Tomeu also says “Unfortunately we are losing some key members of the board such as Kevin Prezilas and Lance Baker, who both leave behind big shoes to fill.” Region III takes pride in their board of directors, and maintains a legacy of leaders who contribute themselves to the greatest region in Texas. Lastly, Joe Tomeu says that while he is in office he plans to serve the quote by Conrad Hilton, “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” This quote directly represents Region III, and the contestants that are in it. Region III competitors and board members alike will all face challenges throughout the upcoming season; however, Region III is set apart by overcoming the challenges and adversities as a team and continuing to exceed other regions. Region III is more than ecstatic to welcome not only the previous board members back, but the new and charismatic members to the table as well. Region III strives to be the very best, and plans to accomplish that goal under magnificent leadership. If you are not already a part of Region III or its Board of Directors you should consider stepping into office. After all, Region III is an all-around win! Region III would like to wish every contestant, especially their own, the best of luck at Nationals. Believe in yourselves and bring the title home! “Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God”-Micah 6:8.


richard baldwin, BEX Sunglasses MVP

Why we chose Richard: Richard Baldwin came to the high school rodeo finals and was the first one to arrive on the facility grounds the Wednesday before the event started. He helped mark out vendor booths, check in vendors, helped with arena set up and so much more. During the event Richard is the first one to arrive and the last one to leave each and every day. He not only served as our arena director and kept everyone in line and the rodeo running smoothly, but he also helped in the office and with each and every awards presentation. All of this was done in the Texas heat, which is totally worth mentioning! Bottom line is that Richard worked his tail off for 12 days and didn’t get paid a penny. Thank you to BEX Sunglasses for giving us the opportunity to recognize such a great man and thank you to Richard for his dedication to our organization and love for the contestants!

2018-2019 THSRA STUDENT OFFICERS

President - Jack Wright Vice President - Lyndie Dunn Secretary - Brinlee Freeman Queen - Aubrie Fields

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - CHEYANNE SWOOPE VICE PRESIDENT - LARAMIE WEDEMEYER SECRETARY - HAYLEY NOVAK

DR. TANDY FREEMAN

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS THOMAS BROCKWAY 8016 CR 2419 • Royse City, 75189 thomas.brockway@woodpartners.com

MARK KELLEY 155 Pole Bridge Road • Combine, Texas 75159 214.316.6770 • kkcarroll1218@gmail.com

Region IV

SECRETARY - TINA BRADEN PO Box 549 • Horatio, AR 71842 870.832.3149 • tbbraden@earthlink.net

BRENT CHADWICK 2915 N US HWY 69 • Mineola, TX 75773 903.569.1569 • brentchadwick87@gmail.com PRESIDENT- BRENT CHADWICK 2915 N US 69 • Mineola, Texas 75773 903.569.1569 • chadbr2@aol.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

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By JESSEE YOUNG – Performance Reporter

s State Finals wrapped up this weekend, Anna Marie Schreck was named Rookie Cowgirl and Reserve Cutter in the girls division. I took a moment with Anna Marie to reflect on her first year experience at High School Finals. Anna Marie said “At the Texas State Finals I found out more about myself and what I can do as a contestant and a person. I also saw firsthand the sacrifices and help that parents and coaches make for so many kids. Finally, I realized how many new friendships can be made in a week at sate and I loved every minute of it.” Congratulations Anna Marie Job Well Done! Region 4 had several competitors

make it back to the Short Go last week in Abilene,TX, June 16th 2018. Cole Martin – Steer Wrestling, Avery Biemer- Barrel Racing, Anna Marie Schreck- Cutting and Breakaway, Jessee Young- Breakaway , Alexandria Cawthon- Goat Tying, Jayse Tettenhorst and Mason Howard- Team Roping, Rainey Johnson- Pole Bending, Cameron Rogers- Bull Riding, Fletcher Jowers III- Bull Riding. Congratulations to the Region 4 National Qualifiers. High School National Finals will be held in Rock Springs Wyoming July 15th-21st 2018. Congratulations to the following qualifiers. Anna Marie SchreckSAVANA WALLER & BLAIR BUCHANAN Girls Cutting, Jessee Young- Breakaway Roping, Cameron Rogers- Bull Riding. Congratulations to the Region 4 Junior High National Qualifiers. Junior High Finals will be held in Huron South Dakota June 24- June 30, 2018. Congratulations to the follow-

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DAWSON KLICKA, MCCAIN WAKE, LATHAM DICKSON, KOLTON GREEN & CODY WILLIAMS

ing qualifiers. Hali Williams- Breakaway, Roping Walker Akins- Calf Roping, Caden West- Goat Tying, Caden West, Carson Emmons- Team Roping. After a week in Abilene, I was reminded that sometimes in life things don’t always go as planned, but that’s when you must keep the faith. The majority of contestants that competed didn’t go home with a buckle, but just qualifying for the state finals is a huge accomplishment! Keep the faith and stay the course when it comes to something you believe in, even when it is difficult to do. This mindset will develop your character and you will be blessed regardless whether

you win or lose in or out of the arena. Keep your eyes open and look for the good in every situation, and trust in your heart to do what is right. Sometimes even our failures are used to make us better.

WAITING FOR THE SHORT GO RAINEY JOHNSON, COLE MARTIN, JESSEE YOUNG, ANNA MARIE SCHRECK & ALEXANDRIA CAWTHON

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PRESIDENT - IMA CHAMPION VICE PRESIDENT - MACKENZIE FOLEY SECRETARY - HELENA COLLMORGEN

STUDENT OFFICERS

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

JEFF LUMMUS PO Box 646 • Orangefield, Texas 77639 409.313.7765 • jeff.t.lummus-1@dupont.com

Region V

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

JASON KEY 17547 N Hwy 59 • Garrison, TX 75946 936.564.0668 • key.jason@ymail.com

PRESIDENT- JASON KEY 17547 N Hwy 59 • Garrison, Texas 75946 936.564.0668 • key.jason@ymail.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Cowboys & Little Angels By HARLEY JO PERKINS – Performance Reporter

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hen you hear “Abilene, Texas”, you might find yourself smiling at the memories you made at the THSRA State Finals. For many contestants, those awesome memories will include the time they got to spend with the children at the Special Needs rodeo. No matter how good or bad your state finals week may have gone, you will always have that special memory of meeting a new child and getting to share with them the love you have for rodeo. The annual Special Needs Rodeo allowed forty amazing kids to pair up with contestants and have nothing but fun on the arena floor. There were smiles all around and many cheers when the dummy was caught, and the slack was pulled. Whether the kids ran the barrel

pattern, pet the dogs, or even rode a real horse, they never seemed to take their eyes off of the contestants they were paired up with. There was a heartwarming connection between the kids and the cowboys and cowgirls. The look on the kid’s faces was something special to the THSRA contestants. By doing this simple act of helping the kids around the arena, it gave the contestants a break from having to think about their runs or rides. They were able to take their mind off of the pressure of being there to rodeo and just relax and enjoy the company of the coolest kids ever. Not only was it a great thing for the special needs children, but it was equally an awesome thing for the contestants to be apart of. While roping the dummy with a kid or helping load them up onto the wagon, the contestants were introduced to new friends from different regions and got to know each other more than just hearing their names called by the announcer. It took teamwork to make the special needs rodeo a success and that’s exactly what the contestants accomplished. No matter if they were their region champion or came in tenth by the skin on their teeth, there was no difference among the athletes in the arena. They all showed kindness and true heart when they were asked to guide the kids around the arena. There was no hesitation to pick up a stick horse and ride away when their partner wanted to learn the pole pattern. Each cowboy and cowgirl did their best to make the kids happy and enjoy the time they got to spend with each other. Maybe you didn’t turn out state champion in your event like you hoped or even make a clean run, but the fun times you had with new and old friends can never be replaced. Sure, everyone wants to do great at state and go on to Nationals but during that eventful, crazy week, the Lord has a way of slowing things down for us to make sure we understand the more important side of rodeo and life.


STUDENT OFFICERS

STATE DIRECTORS DAVID FREEMAN 1039 Mockingbird Lane • Eagle Lake, TX 77434 832.221.1253 • chlfreeman@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT - BAILEY BENNIGHT VICE PRESIDENT - RYAN NETTLE SECRETARY - BRYANJNA LEHRMANN

SHANNA NETTLE LOGAN PO Box 1882 • Brenham, TX 77834 979.421.2912 • samlogan89@yahoo.com SECRETARY - NENA BOETTCHER PO Box 833 • East Bernard, Texas 77435 281.468.8973 • Region6thsra@gmail.com

Region VI

LEE ANN ISLET 1656 E CR327 • Lincoln, Texas 78948 979.540.0955 • isletpaint@aol.com PRESIDENT - DAVID FREEMAN 1039 Mockingbird Lane • Eagle Lake, TX 77434 832.221.1253 • chlfreeman@yahoo.com

PERFORMANCE REPORT

WINNING IN & OUT OF THE ARENA

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By SAGE SPIVEY

– Performance Reporter

exas High School Rodeo State Finals has officially come to an end and Region VI killed it! To start off, congratulations to all the Region VI National Qualifiers: Paige Dawson – barrel racing, John Michael Elliott – calf roping, Logan Moore & Jarett Freeman – team roping, and Chaser Crouch - cutting! Wyoming doesn’t know what Region VI has in store! For everyone who didn’t have the best year, shake it off and keep working at it. One rodeo does not define who you are. Making it through the gates of the Taylor County Expo is enough to show your hard work and dedication. You always have next year! And to all the seniors, there’s more to

HENSON TRUCK PUSH WINNING TEAM: CASEY CROW, CHASE RUHNKE, GARRETT OATES, RYAN NETTLE, JOHN MICHAEL ELLIOTT, AVA ZAPALAC, BRINLEE FREEMAN, SAGE SPIVEY, KACEY DECKERT, EMILY SEEKER AND MISTY SMITH.

come and more opportunities to prove yourself. Not only did Region VI dominate in the arena, but also in the Hooey Olympics winning the tug-o-war, dodgeball and the Henson truck push. Way to work as a team! Winning doesn’t have to mean receiving a trophy. Winning, in literal terms, means to gain. Therefore, throughout the whole week we look at ourselves as winners. From working together as a team to making new friends, we gain new relationships and experiences that we will use for the rest of our lives. THSRA 2018 Champion Header Jarett Freeman says, “Winning is hours and hours in the practice pen that you can’t cut back on because you never know when your opportunity will arrive.” The more you work at it, the more you gain. Just wait for the right time to come and capture it! To all the seniors, thank you for being the leaders of Region VI. You will be missed! To everyone else, best JARRET FREEMAN, HEADER & LOGAN MOORE, HEELER of luck this year. Just keep your head in the game and photo by Jennings have fun. You got this. Let’s make this the best year yet!

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

STUDENT OFFICERS

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS DEE RAWLINSON 12432 N SH 71 • El Campo, Texas 77437 979.543.8906 • drawlinson@reatarealty.com

RORY KOEHN 1669 CR 230 • Weimar, Texas 78962 koehnranch@cvctx.com SECRETARY - NENA BOETTCHER PO Box 833 • East Bernard, Texas 77435 281.468.8973 • region7thsra@gmail.com

Region VII

SCOTT SHOOK 5750 FM 360 • Needville, Texas 77461 713.851.9553 • scotctshook@yahoo.com PRESIDENT- CLINT RAWLINSON 12432 N. SH 71 • El Campo, Texas 77437 979.637.0500 • rawlinsonclint@gmail.com

PERFORMANCE REPORT

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By JAYCI LEE BYLER

– Performance Reporter

When she roped her last calf, her smile was the size of Texas. In the pole bending, I represented Region VII. I ran back to back performances on Wednesday, ending the first go with a 20.7 and starting the second go with a 20.4. In the short go, I drew the second spot out. I had my mind set on being clean and not having a repeat of my last year's short go with a pole going down. We completed our run with a 19.8, our fastest run in the week. Earning

nd of May brought the closing to the 2017/18 Texas Junior High State Finals in Gonzales, Region VII will be well represented with two state champions and a third place state breakaway roper. Blaze Byler kicked off the week with the first state title in the light rifle. This was Blaze's second TWIN POWER: BLAZE & JAYCI LEE BYLER consecutive state title in the light rifle STATE CHAMPIONS competition. When asked what his goals were, he simply stated, "Win us the state title and my stud, BJs Nationals." Texas will be well Last, the girls AQHA Horse of the represented by four outstanding year for Texas. sharpshooters. First of June found our region In the breakaway roping, the seven in hot competition in Abilene. sub two second runs showed the Region VII was well represented in handiness of our Texas Junior the short go by Paisley Pierce in the High cowgirls with a rope. poles, Aspen Miller in the breakRegion VII, Samantha Perko away, Shane Krolczyk in the team from San Felipe, put together a roping and calf roping and Bryce 2.7, 3.7, and a 3.2 in the short REGION VII SENDS OUT A BIG THANK YOU TO WHATABURGER Belknap in the team roping, Slade go, to place her third in the & SONORA LIVESTOCK INSURANCE FOR BEING OUR REGION 7 Wood and Caleb Green in the CORPORATE SPONSOR. average and third in the state. team roping, Cade Boettcher and Tanner Tomlinson in the team roping, Kolton Mazoch in the steer wrestling and calf roping, Carson Wetsel in the cutting and working cow horse, Hunter Greathouse in the bareback riding, Brooke Krolczyk in the goat tying, Garrison Koehn in the tie down, and Robbin Rice in the working cow horse. When the dust settled, Brook Krolczyk was crowned State Goat CADE BOETTCHER AND TANNER Tying champion, her fastest run at state was a 6.7, Carson Wetsel won TOMLINSON RES CHAMPION TEAM ROPERS All Around Champion, State champion in the working cow horse &


KOLTEN MAZOCH RES AA CHAMPION & RES CHAMPION STEER WRESTLER

BROOK KROLCZYK STATE GOAT TYING CHAMPION

CARSON WETSEL AA CHAMPION & WORKING COWHORSE CHAMPION

Reserved Champion in the Boys Cutting, his best score was a 146, Kolten Mazoch Reserved Champion All Around, Reserve Champion in the Steer Wrestling & third in the Calf Roping, his two fastest times were a 5.4 and a 7.1. Cade Boettcher and Tanner Tomlinson Reserved Champion Team Ropers, their fastest time was a 6.7. Looking back over that week of Texas High School Rodeo Finals, the one run that sticks out in my mind is of Logan Baird's steer wrestling run. As he got down on the steer, he slipped an inside horn, flipped around to the offside and grabbed onto the tail. After two barrel rolls and running the length of the arena twice, he threw the steer in to the cheers of everyone in the Taylor County Coliseum. It wasn't the one that stopped the clock the fastest, but it showed sheer determination, athleticism and just pure cowboy try. Best of Luck Team Texas. SAMANTHA PERKO FLASHING HER TX SIZE SMILE AT JR HIGH

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - MARY GRACE BLUNTZER VICE PRESIDENT - ZOEY WIATREK SECRETARY - MORGAN ARNOLD CHUCK FRETWELL 655 PR A81 • Pleasanton, Texas 78064 830.534.6295 • cashf@msn.com

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

BRANDON SMITH 6800 E FM 476 • Pleasanton, TX 78064 830.570.7157 • bmsmith1996@sbcglobal.net 385 ECR 401 • Falfurrias, Texas 78355 361.813.7078 • masolomon1962@gmail.com

PRESIDENT- MIKE SOLOMON

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

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By Mackenzie

Bryce – Performance Reporter

ey THSRA! My name is Mackenzie Bryce and I am your 2018-2019 Region 8 Ariat reporter. I can’t wait to see what new adventures this title brings for me. First and foremost, I’d like to congratulate everyone who qualified to the state finals, it is a great accomplishment and it should be something we are all proud of no matter the outcome of our week. I think I can speak for many, by saying that the remodeling of the Taylor County Expo Center is off to a great start and we are very excited to see what changes will be made for next year. Region 8 started the week off with a bang by having two contestants qualify for nationals in the light rifle shooting; Trent Wisian placed third and Kate McNeil was fourth. As always the fun kicked off with The Hooey Backpack Olympics. Although we didn’t win any of the games lots of fun and memories were made. Monday evening before the truck push contest we were awarded a pizza party from Henson Motors. Apparently Region 8 likes to take selfies, because our region had the most pictures uploaded to social media! I personally would like to say

thank you the Henson family for everything they do for us and THSRA. My most favorite day of the state finals is typically Wednesday. It is on this day that I forget why I am in Abilene and realize just how lucky we all are to be able to live the life we live. You see, this is the day of the special needs rodeo. Myself and many other contestants are given the opportunity to show some very special kids our lifestyle. This year I was able to meet a very special little girl named Avery. After spending several hours roping the dummy and riding the horses with Avery, I visited with her mom and found out her story. At 18 months old Avery sustained a brain injury that put her in the hospital for several months. Avery was in such a critical state that she was put into an induced coma and her family was not allowed to touch nor talk to her for ten days. The doctors told her mom that she would never be able to talk and would definitely never be able to walk again. Today Avery is proving them all wrong, other than having a slight disability with the right side of her body she is a normal four-year-old girl taking ballet and tap lessons, along with keeping up with her older brother and his friends. “When something becomes hard for Avery, she doesn’t get mad nor frustrated. She finds a way to do it even if it takes her longer or may not be the correct way, but she gets it done.” her mom told me.


Avery reminded me of something that isn’t always so easy to remember, when life seems to be tough always remember, that if you choose to be, you can be tougher. This sport that we all love so much can be very challenging and trying, we have all had our good days and our bad but the main key is handling our bad days and staying humble through the good days. Throughout the week, myself and many other contestants and parents went to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rodeo Texas sermons. Listening to these sermons helped me keep my mindset right and to never forget who is in charge. I’d like to thank FCA for coming in and spending the week with us. I would like to end this month’s article with congratulating our Region 8 National Qualifiers: Will Pollock, Dalton Boyd, Maile Sciba, Victoria Vela, Trent Wisian, and Kate McNeil. You guys have made us very proud and we know you will represent Region 8 and Team Texas very well in Wyoming. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5

2018-2019 RODEO SCHEDULE

Rodeo 1: September 8, 2018 Sinton, Tx Rodeo 2 & 3: October 13-14, 2018 Sinton, Tx Rodeo 4 & 5: November 10-11, 2018 Uvalde, Tx Rodeo 6 & 7: January 12-13, 2019 Uvalde, Tx Rodeo 8 & 9: February 9-10, 2019 Uvalde, Tx Rodeo 10: March 9, 2019 Uvalde, Tx Awards Banquet will be on March 10th, 2019

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STUDENT OFFICERS

PRESIDENT - SPIN EDWARDS VICE PRESIDENT - JESSICA GARRETT SECRETARY - LYNDIE DUNN 204 CR 6763 • Dayton, Texas 77535 936.258.0499 • eddiedyson@thsra9.com

409.781.3902 • kimackel@thsra9.com

Region IX

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS EDDIE DYSON

MIKE GHORMLEY

SECRETARY - KIM ACKEL PO Box 67• Hamshire, Texas 77622

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

7580 FM 2158 • Midway, TX 75852 281.387.8383 • edwards_saddles@yahoo.com

DON EDWARDS

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

PRESIDENT- EDDIE DYSON

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

STATE FINALS WRAP-UP

colors in terms of ability, talent and horse power but equally important was the opportunity for them to meet new friends By ALY GHORMLEY– Performance Reporter and develop deeper relay great-grandmother had tionships others. a plaque on the wall that I have no doubt that my dad told me about that life-long friendships said,“Make new friends, keep the old. have been developed One is silver the other is gold.” I because we had the couldn’t tell you which is supposed to opportunity to hang out CARLY STAGGS AND LULU be silver and which one is supposed with each other for more WINNING A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP to be “gold” but I believe the point of than just a day or two at IN POLE BENDING photo by Jennings the plaque is that all our friends are a region rodeo. precious to us and need to be treated Of course, the finals that way. weren’t just about making friends, it was also about each of us performing our best This State Finals provided an to try to earn a spot on the Texas National Team that will be competing in Rock opportunity for our student athletes Springs, Wyoming in the middle of July. the opportunity to show their true The talent of Region 9 really showed through and we will be sending five athletes to the Texas National Team including two State Champions in their respective events. Joe York is the State Champion in Steer Wrestling and Carly Staggs in the State Champion in Pole Bending. Both athletes are Seniors this year and it is the first time either has qualified for the National Team. I know how exciting this trip will be for Joe and Carly and like our other National Qualifiers Region 9 is routing for them. Joining these will be Carson Ray in Cutting, Jessica Garrett in Goat Tying and Tanner Woodard in Shooting. In addition to these athletes Region 9 also provide some tough completion in the Short-Go. Kaden Kornegay finished fifth in the Bareback Riding and Ky Thomas finished fifth in the Steer Wrestling. Region 9 had three girls in the Breakaway Roping with Montana JOE YORK WINNING A STATE Brown finishing fifth as well and Taylor Lawson and CHAMPIONSHIP IN STEER WRESTLING Macey Zboril. Taylor and Macy were working to start photo by Jennings

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a new fashion trend with each roping in a walking boot, but that didn’t stop them from roping well. We were also represented well in the Goat Tying with freshman Sierra Schueneman, senior Maison Davis and Jessica who qualified for the National Team. We were represented by Blake Georg and Will Farris in the Team Roping. In Pole Bending we had three girls, Pamela Henderson, Aly Ghormley and our State Champion, Carly Staggs. Region 9 had a real good finals and we are super proud of all those that qualified and competed from our ranks and congratulate everyone on their success. We had lots of fun in Abilene but we should also take some time to reflect on all the work that went into producing this event. Our region parents, sold programs a few days and set poles for every girl that competed in the event. Our State Directors and organization leadership worked hard for us keeping the arenas right and stock ready to run. The tractor man, Mike Beberick cleaned up our arenas during and after our performances. We student athletes should be thankful for all the dedication and work these people provide so we can compete at the level we do. As summer quickly rolls in on us be diligent in your travels, take care of your mounts in the heat and most of all take good pleasure in the blessings that you have received. Always remember, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

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JIMMY BALDWIN 183 LCR 822 • Groesback, Texas 76642 903.390.6551 • lbaldwin_99@yahoo.com

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

SECRETARY - ANGELIA CUDD 150 CR 327 • Gatesville, Texas 76528 254.394.3888• cuddranch@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT - JERRY WRIGHT 434 CR 315 • Oglesby, Texas 76561 254.290.4965 • jerrywrighthomes@hughes.net

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - KAMBRIA MCDOUGAL VICE PRESIDENT - HANNAH HAMMOND SECRETARY/TRES.

PERFORMANCE REPORT

Region X State Finals Wrap-Up

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By BRITTNE

THOMAS – Performance Reporter

egion X is very proud to send eight rodeo contestants to represent Texas at nationals, in Wyoming. Maci Berry and Jordi Edens both made it in breakaway. Chris Villanueva made it to nationals in bull riding. Parker Fleet and Jake Vance will be competing in saddle bronc at nationals. Payton Lackey gets the opportunity to compete in bareback. Garret Chick and McCray Profili made it to nationals in team roping. These contestants have worked hard to get where they are now, and region X is proud of them. Two Region X contestants shared how their State Finals week went and what they enjoyed the most. Emily McDeavitt accomplished making it to state her first year competing in goat tying. She did not have the week she wanted, but she gained amazing friends and memories. One of her favorite things she loved about state was competing against the top goat tiers in Texas. All the contestants pushed Emily to compete to her best ability. Her favorite memory was seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces during

the Cavender’s Special Kids Rodeo. When the participants look back on that day she is grateful to be a small part of their day. Emily also enjoyed playing the Hooey Olympic games and she especially enjoyed playing FCA Rodeo dodgeball. She said being a part of something bigger gave her more joy to her life. Emily did have to overcome a few obstacles to make it to state. She had to overcome self-doubt and the fear of failing. She would sometimes safety up in goats instead of being aggressive and making a run she knew she could make. Emily would watch girls tie goats and she became aware that she can compete with them. She realized that the doubt and fear was holding her back from being a fierce competitor that lives inside her. She is already getting ready for the season to start back up.

JAKE VANCE


EMILY MCDEAVITT

Jake Vance will be an upcoming Senior this school year and competed in saddle bronc riding, which he qualified for Nationals in. Jake enjoyed so many things at state in Abilene. He loved the opportunities he was given to compete at state. He appreciates all the support

he gets from his friends and families. Jake Is not only grateful to make it to Nationals, but also grateful to ride good bucking horses. He loves hanging out with his friends and making memories he will never forget. This year was one for the books for Jake Vance making great runs and amazing memories. Jake set goals for himself to make it to state, the short go, and nationals. He worked hard to make himself the saddle bronc rider he is now. It was not luck, but pure hard work and sweat that got him to where he is now. He is thankful to win the second round for the second year in a row. The goals he set for himself pushed him to be a better rider and gave him a reason to be the best he can be to achieve his goals. Every time he got onto another horse and rode it for eight seconds made him a better saddle bronc rider.

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HENSON FAMILY DEALERSHIPS JOINED FORCES ONCE AGAIN WITH THSRA AND TJHRA FOR THE 2018 HENSON THSRA/TJHRA TRUCK GIVEAWAY.

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e are extremely excited and greatly appreciative of the opportunity continue to be the Official Dealership of THSRA & TJHRA for the third year in a row. Joining forces with the Texas High School and Junior High Rodeo Associations not only allows Henson Family Dealerships to connect with more people across the great state of Texas, but most importantly it’s an investment. Henson Family Dealerships are once again able to invest back into the youth of Texas and help to preserve the heritage of Texas through rodeo. Between the efforts of us, the two associations, and you the members, the Texas High School Rodeo Association has given over $300,000 in scholarship money to deserving seniors

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again this year. THSRA, TJHRA, and Henson Family Dealerships care about the members and their futures. It is the main focus of the organizations to increase the number and size of college scholarships to be awarded to your seniors each year and we, Henson Family Dealerships, are glad to help. Congratulations to Roger and Kathy Cunningham of Amarillo, Texas on purchasing the lucky winning ticket for the 2018 Henson THSRA/TJHRA Ram 1500. Roger and Kathy, along with family member Donna Mercer, drove eight hours this past Saturday to come pick up their new ride. Although the Cunningham’s are not immediate members of the THSRA/TJHRA rodeo family, they do have friends and co-workers with children that are active competing members of THSRA & TJHRA. The winning ticket was purchased from THSRA/TJHRA members Rowdy and Justin Norwood. Each THSRA/ TJHRA member is required to sell a set number of tickets, this year the members sold over 25,000 tickets. The Cunningham’s and the Norwood’s teach together and take turn supporting each families’ youth fundraising efforts for different associations. The Cunninham’s purchased only two of the 25,000 tickets sold, needless to say the odds were not in their favor but luck prevailed! Henson Family Dealerships including: Henson Motor Company, Henson Ford, and Henson Chevy GMC are proud to be the official dealership of the Texas High School and Junior High Rodeo Associations. Offering Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick we are confident we have something for everyone. With free delivery anywhere in Texas, our customers are never too far away. Be sure to check out the Henson Truck Tour to see when the truck will be visiting your region. No matter your needs, Henson Family Dealerships can get your rodeo family up and down the roads. Come on board with us and shop www.HensonFamilyDealerships.com for your next rodeo rig. From one rodeo family to another Come Ride with the Henson Brand! We look forward to seeing you, Jodi Rice Customer & Public Relations Manager


Gus Gaillard 2018 TJHRA All-Around Cowboy

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JUNIOR HIGH

2018 State Junior High Division Finals Results All-Around Cowgirl BROOKLYN BALCH

Rookie Cowboy TYLER CALHOUN

Rookie Cowgirl CLAY HARRIS

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BAREBACK 1 Bryce Jensen * 2 Travis Handley * 3 Gus Gaillard * 4/5 Kash Martin * 4/5 Cutter Kennedy * 6 Hagen Braswell 7 Cooper Lane

BARREL RACING 1 Harley Potter * 2 Allie Murphy * 3 Karsyn Daniels * 4 Patton Ann Lynch * 5 Reagan Goudeau 6 Whitley Williams 7 Brylee Currington 8 Liela Klein 9 Biloxi Shultz 10/11 Makenzie Mayes 10/11 Carson Rutherford 12 Jayci Byler 13 Riley Parker 14 Hailey Hass 15-20 Emma England 15-20 Madison West 15-20 Chole Northrup 15-20 Mayce Maben

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TOP 15 IN EACH EVENT: Indicates TJHD National Team Member 15-20 Taylor Davis 15-20 Acey Pinkston BOYS BREAKAWAY 1 Chase Rambin * 2 JC Lucero * 3 Bronc Kothmann * 4 Wyatt Mask * 5 Riley Jay Owell 6 Wyatt Harris 7 Colton Walters 8 Dawson Lankford 9/10 Ty Smith 9/10 Landon Cook 11 Shanks Walker 12 Kyler Ohrt 13 Brogan Rankin 14 Rye Reynolds 15 Boomer Smith BOYS GOAT TYING 1 Riley Webb * 2 Lane Reed * 3 Tyler Calhoun * 4 Caden West * 5 Benny Proffitt 6 Landon Cook 7 Gus Gaillard

8 Cooper Meador 9/10 Clayton Huston 9/10 Mason Vaculin 11-13 Quay Lloyd 11-13 Curtis Todd 11-13 Jett Barrett 14 Keller McDougald 15 Dawson Lankford BULL RIDING 1 Canyon Bass * 2 Bryce Jensen * 3 Gene Ratliff * 4 Dax Reed * 5 Billy Stephenson 6 Bryne Wilson 7 Lane Reed 8 Tanner James-Gonzales 9 Travis Handley 10 Diego Garcia 11 Ezequiel Martinez 12 Trey Hansen 13 Hayden Ferguson 14 Cutter Kennedy 15 Tucker Shanklin CALF ROPING 1 Walker Akins *

2/3 Gus Gaillard * 2/3 Clayton Huston * 4 Cody Owens * 5 Riley Webb 6 Quay Lloyd 7 Tyler Calhoun 8 Koby Douch 9 Caden West 10 Kreece Dearing 11 Lane Reed 12 Dylan Hancock 13/14 Jett Barrett 13/14 Nick Achille 15 Benny Proffitt CHUTE DOGGING 1 Grant Davis * 2 Clay Tom Hurt * 3 Keller McDougald * 4 Pacey Rhodes * 5 Gus Gaillard 6 Cooper Meador 7 JC Lucero 8 Quay Lloyd 9 Cade Wallis 10 Blaze Byler 11 Benny Profitt 12 Peyton Mathis


13 Seth Thompson 14 Colby McDonald 15/16 Brennen Wilson 15/16 Kreece Dearing GIRLS BREAKAWAY 1 Chainey Weitz * 2 Hali Williams * 3 Samantha Perko * 4 Emilee Charlesworth * 5 Carlee Martinez 6/7 Ridley Timberlake 6/7 Dylan Sinclair 8 Makenzie Dowell 9 Tylie McDonald 10 Jill White 11 Rylee Reina 12/13 Helen Poer 12/13 Haley Mason 14 Landry Wren 15/16 Emma Nelson 15/16 Meirabella Rouane GIRLS GOAT TYING 1 Brooklyn Balch * 2 Briley King * 3 Clay Harris * 4 Alex Rodell * 5 Hailey Hass 6 Rachel Mardis 7 Makenzie Dowell 8 Amy Ohrt 9 Jessi Everett 10 Ceily Simpton 11 Mekenna Davis 12 Makenzie Mayes 13 Emma Kent 14 - 20 Emma Johnston 14 - 20 Jayci Byler 14 - 20 Lexie Foley 14 - 20 Eryn Ellis 14 - 20 Ellie Schreck 14 - 20 Acey Pinkston 14 - 20 Tylie McDonald

POLES 1 Jayci Byler * 2 Biloxi Shultz * 3/4 Brooklyn Balch * 3/4 Tess Underbrink * 5 Lauren White 6 Liela Klein 7 Tylie McDonald 8 Emilee Chalesworth 9 Aubree Godwin 10 Rainey Skelton 11 Amy Ohrt 12 Madison West 13 Mallory Vickers 14 Avery Baldwin 15/16/17 Lieza Klein 15/16/17 Shyla Allen 15/16/17 Rainey Skelton RIBBON ROPING 1 Mason Vaculin & Kallyn Snedecor * 2/3 Jett Barrett & Brooklyn Balch * 2/3 Lane Reed & Jessi Everett * 4 Peyton Mathis & Madison Durant * 5 Landon Priefert & Hali Williams 6/7 Nick Young & Kori Bigbee 6/7 Dylan Hancock & Emilee Charlesworth 8 Curtis Todd & Ann Warrick 9/10 Riley Webb & Acey Pinkston 9/10 Koby Douch & Tylie McDonald 11 Nick Achille & Hannah Bass 12 Gus Gailard & Kelli Frazier 13 Carson Emmons & Makenzie Mayes 14/15 Chase Rambin & Natalie Shaw 14/15 Landon Cook & Briley King

SADDLE BRONC STEER 1 Gus Gaillard * 2 Benny Proffit * 3 Cooper Parsley * 4 Landon Cook * 5 Cooper Lane 6 Colt Bryant TEAM ROPING 1 Mason Vaculin & Luke Leathers * 2 Justin Raymond & George Chambers * 3 Caden West & Carson Emmons * 4 Cooper Meador & Cade Wallis * 5 Brayden Morris & Caleb Szafran 6 Dax Reed & Colby Holt 7 Rachel Mardis & Braxton Hughes 8/9 Kasen Conring & Zach Ross 8/9 Blaine Burleson & Cash Shivers 10/11 Tyler Calhoun & Curtis Todd 10/11 Samuel Mendoza & Buck Garza 12 Newy Lemond & Kelby Frizzell 13 Ty Woods & Catcher Gasperson 14 Boomer Smith & Layten Mangum 15 Rainey Skelton & Jaxon Booth LIGHT RIFLE 1 Blaze Byler * 2 Sydni Cain * 3 Dillon Thigpen * 4 Kirby McNeill * 5 Kylee Sanchez 6 Paden Thigpen 7 Boomer Smith 8 Riley Jenkins 9 Jayci Byler 10 Dax Reed 11 Rylon Young 12 Corley Callahan 13 Grant Garza 14 Jake Murray 15/16 Blayne Jones 15/16 Brennen Wilson

LOCATION OF TJHRA STATE FINALS FOR 5 YEARS

Gonzales, Texas

2018-2019 JUNIOR HIGH STATE DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN E. BLAND

806-679-2037

jeblandnspade@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT SCOTT SHOOK

281-437-8214

scottshook@yahoo.com

1st VICE PRESIDENT BRENT CHARLESWORTH

432-386-6214

brent@crcompany.net

2nd VICE PRESIDENT JOE RICHARDS

806-676-5970

joe@diamondcattlefeeders.com

DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM DAVID FREEMAN

832-221-1253

chlfreeman@yahoo.com

DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM SHANE HANCOCK

254-379-3516

shanehancock74@yahoo.com

DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM ERIC HUSTON

817-368-0159

duaneoverton6113@gmail.com

DELEGATE 1 YEAR TERM STAN MCDONALD

979-229-5963

stanmcdranch@aol.com

DELEGATE 1 YEAR TERM MARIE SMITH 830-570-7058 bmsmith1996@sbcglobal.net SECRETARY ANNE DOLLERY 979-412-2551 texasjuniorhighrodeo@gmail.com

STATE DIRECTORS

Region I MATT HOGANSON GUY ELLIOTT LANCE GAILLARD

flyingM79@hotmail.com glelliott@wilbargercscd.com lsgaillard@yahoo.com

806-440-1961 940-839-6354 806-898-3748

Region II CASEY BAIZE 512-618-9233 KEITH KENT 325-665-8100 SHANE HANCOCK 254-379-3516 Region III VENITA DEARING 817-223-5355 KEVIN STEWART 817-307-7303 ERIC HUSTON 817-368-0159

coolchickroper@yahoo.com meb522@yahoo.com duaneoverton6113@gmail.com

Region IV AMY BEAM SEAN SUNDBERG JAMES TETTENHORST

LJRanchGRL@aol.com sundberg.sean@yahoo.com JamesTettenhorst@gmail.com

214-435-1579 919-518-6690 903-521-1511

csbaize@yahoo.com keith@johnroleylevelland.com shanehancock74@yahoo.com

Region V RICHARD BALDWIN 936-332-5466 DERIS MARTIN 936-366-1568 BILL WHITE 337-304-0748 Region VI CLAY OHRT 361-571-1040 GARRET OHRT 361-649-4060 TOMMY OHRT 361-550-5202

ohrt6@hotmail.com Julesoh@hotmail.com 1107cattle@yahoo.com

Region VII KIMMI BYLER CODY KENNEY DAN SIMPTON

bcross1@aol.com Cody.Kenney28@gmail.com dansimpton@yahoo.com

979-472-0034 979-922-9534 936-870-5779

r.baldwin147@icloud.com derismartin@yahoo.com whiteacresranch1@yahoo.com

Region VIII BEN ELLIS 361-701-1886 ben_ellis78@yahoo.com MATT SCIBA 361-571-7888 scibaadjuster@gmail.com MARIE SMITH 830-570-7058 bmsmith1996@sbcglobal.net Region IX STAN MCDONALD 979-229-5963 stanmcdranch@aol.com JOHN SCHUENEMAN 979-268-4994 john.schueneman@gmail.com BRAD DYER 832-928-1647 braddyer@live.com Region X JAMES KOONSMAN 254-717-6211 jamesk74@yahoo.com BRANT WARD 325-895-1662 ward23@gte.net RENEE WEITZ 512-217-8165 weitzrr@gmail.com STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT JESSI EVERETT V.PRES CEILY SIMPTON SECRETARY ZOEY HORTENSTINE PRINCESS AMBER SIMONS

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2018 TJHRA FINALS FUN

REGION VII DOMINATED!!!

PARENT RIBBON ROPING: (Thanks to Jennings Photography for sponsoring and to World Champions, Turtle Powell and Scott Snedecor with 3S for judging. 1st: Caden and Lori West 2nd: Meirabella and Brian Roaune TYSON DURFEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Tator Jordan, Wes Morris, Maddie Williams, Rayna Lewis SUCCESS IN ARENA: Garrett Talamantes

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REGION VIII:

Rodeo Season Wrap-Up

By ERYN

R

ELLIS – Region VIII Jr. High President

egion 8 had a great year, we started the new year with some familiar faces and many new ones. We were welcomed by our President, Ben Ellis, Vice President, Bruce Henderson, Secretary, Celina Fetty, and state directors, Marie Smith, Matt Sciba. The new season of ten rodeos began with rodeos one and two on September 9th and 10th. New student officers were elected by the members as well as Adult and Student Event directors. The newly elected student officers were Eryn Ellis as president, Lanie Pollock, as vice president, and Boomer Smith as secretary. Adult Speed event directors were Tori

Pollack and Tom Aasbo. Adult Roping Directors were Kelly Thigpen and Wesley Wright. Upon returning to Sinton for our September and October rodeos, the members and parents saw the rodeo grounds transformed into a camp for national guard stationed there for Hurricane Harvey relief. Being so close to the area of devastation and seeing all the efforts made to help people in need was very surreal for the kids as well as parents. Starting in November the remainder of the season’s rodeos were held in Uvalde. The Uvalde County Fairplex staff go above and beyond to welcome region 8 families. We were very fortunate to have great facilities at our disposal, from the arena itself to the Expo hall to hold our cowboy prom held in January, our awards banquet in February. The year end awards ceremony is always exciting for everyone, this is were all the hard work pays off. The prizes were amazing and well deserved by their recipients, Todd Slone saddles were awarded for the All-Around Boy and Girl and All-Around Rookie Boy and Girl. Each event winner was also awarded a saddle certificate. Kelly Slover buckles were given to the Reserve winner through fifth place. Sixth through tenth place in each event were given assorted prizes from Classic Equine products, Embrace Victory tack personalized with Region 8 logo. Winners for the season were: All Around Cowgirl, Tess Underbrink, All Around cowboy, Bryce Hernderson, All Around Rookie cowgirl, Carlee Martinez, All Around Rookie cowboy, Wynn Sciba. Event winners were Pole bending Champion, Tess Underbrink, Reserve champion Madison West, Barrel Racing Champion, Madison West, Reserve champion, Liza Elder, Girls Goat Tying Champion, Eryn Ellis, Reserve champion, Tess Underbrink, Girls Breakaway Champion, Tess Underbrink, Reserve champion, Eryn Ellis, Tiedown Champion, Bryce Henderson, Reserve champion, Stran Schilling, Ribbion Roping and Running Champions, Tres Colvin and Lanie Pollock, Reserve champions, Stran Schilling and Gentry Phillips, Chute Dogging Champion, Clay Tom Hurt, Reserve champion Bryce Henderson, Boys Breakaway Champion, Ryan Garza, Reserve, Boomer Smith, Boys Goat Tying Champion, Bryce Henderson, Reserve champion, Tres Colvin, Bull Riding Champion, Ezequiel Martinez, Reserve Champion, Diego Garcia, Team Roping Champion Header, Tres Canales, Champion heeler, Jayden Cisneros, Reserve Champion Header, Lynley Wright, and Reserve champion heeler, Dillon Thigpen. Region 8 was made up of 55 members for the 2017-2018 season. The region was represented on 99 runs at the state finals. We were so excited to see everyone bringing their “A” game and competing with the best of the best at state!

2018 TJHRA FINALS FUN

FUN RUN PARTICIPANTS

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TJHRA 2018-2019 STUDENT OFFICERS

Princess - Amber Simons, President - Jessi Everett, Vice President - Ceily Simpton and Secretary - Zoey Hortenstine

To Advertise in the September Issue, Please Submit Your Information by August 15th.

Contact Us at 210-632-3208 36


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52nd Annual Burleson County Youth Rodeo July 20-22nd, 2017

Buddy & Edile Lightsey Covered Arena South Hwy 36 – Rodeo Drive, Caldwell, Texas 77836 60% Payback = 30% long go, 10 % short go, 60% average Stalls and hookups available when you arrive (no reservations)

20 Event Buckles | 6 All Around Saddles

**NEW HEADER AND HEALER SADDLE TO AVERAGE WINNERS**

Free Admission to Rodeo Families and Public To Download an Entry Form Go to: www.burlesoncountysaddleclub.com

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THANK YOU

To everyone who donated money to THSRA & TJHRA through the Henson Motor Company and Bloomer Trailers giveaways! Thank you to Bloomer Trailers and Henson Motor Company for being great supporters of our organization!

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