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EXECUTIVE BOARD STATE PRESIDENT KEN BRAY

In This Issue

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

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HOLLY DeLAUNE

1ST VICE PRESIDENT MIKE ISELT

Marketing Director

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schedule of events FRIDAY, JUNE 8

1:00 PM - Queen Contestant - Parent Meeting -Round Building 5:00 PM - Queen Judges Meeting - Round Building 6:00 PM - Queen Contest - Roll Call for Introductions, Impromptu & Speeches BBQ Dinner between Impromptu & Speeches

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

- Category Awards and Announcement of the 2018-19 Queen - Directly after the meeting Region Team Pictures taken 5:00 PM - 1st go Reined Cow Horse Event - Horse Barn 6:30 PM - Hooey Backpack Olympics Competition - Coliseum 8:00 PM - Dodge Ball Tournament: Region vs. Region - Coliseum Presented by FCA Rodeo 9:00 PM - Jackpots - BLUE BARN ARENA - Barrels, Poles, Team Roping 10:00 PM - Contestant's Welcome Dance - Round Building

8:00 AM - Queen Contest - Roll Call for Horsemanship - Coliseum Horsemanship Questions in Round Building immediately following patterns MONDAY, JUNE 11 8:00 AM - NRA Shooting Contest - Callahan County Shooting CH GRAPHICS, HENSON MOTORS & Range ARIAT BOOTS SPONSORS OF THE DAY 2:00 PM - Queen Contest - Personal Interviews - Round Building 7:00 AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service - Free Breakfast - Round 6:00:00-8:00 PM - Sponsors, Abilene Officials, & THSRA Directors Building Dinner - Joe Allen's Ranch 8:00 AM - START 1st GO-ROUND Calf Roping (1st half) - Coliseum SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Bareback - Saddle Bronc - Bull Riding - Coliseum HOOEY BACKPACKS, KUBOTA TRACTORS& RESISTOL 8:30 AM - START 1st GO-ROUND HATS SPONSORS OF THE DAY Barrel Racing (1st half) - Outdoor Covered Arena 9:00 AM - CHECK-IN - Open - Coliseum Team Roping (1st half) - Outdoor Covered Arena 9:00 AM - Queen Contest - Rulebook Test - Round Building Goat Tying (1st half) - Outdoor Covered Arena 10:00 AM - Church Service by Terry Holland - Coliseum 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Directors Reception - Free BBQ Lunch 1:00 PM - ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE CHECKED IN -Big Country Hall - MANDATORY EQUIPMENT CHECK/INSPECTION for Contestants, Parents, & Officials Lunch ALL Rough Stock Riders and MANDATORY Safety Seminar 1:00 PM - CONTINUE 1st GO-ROUND 1:30 PM - SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PRESENTATION Breakaway Roping (1st half) - Coliseum - Ranch House Steer Wrestling (1st half) - Coliseum 2:30 PM - CONTESTANT'S MEETING - Coliseum Pole Bending (1st half) - Coliseum - ALL CONTESTANTS MUST ATTEND 4:45 PM 1st go Awards for Reined Cow Horse - Horse Barn - Awarding of 2018 Scholarships 5:00 PM 2nd go Reined Cow Horse Event - Horse Barn - QUEEN CONTESTANTS PRESENTED 7:00 PM Henson Motor's Truck Push Contest - Coliseum Regional Queen Contestants Introduction

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9:00 PM - Jackpots - BLUE BARN ARENA - Goats, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping

10:30 PM - Jackpots - Outdoor Arena - Goats, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 BOOT BARN, CACTUS ROPES & HEEL O MATIC SPONSORS OF THE DAY

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 MCCOY’S, PRIEFERT AND PLATINUM PERFORMANCE SPONSORS OF THE DAY

7:00 AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service - Free Breakfast - Round Building 8:00 AM - CONTINUE 1st GO-ROUND Calf Roping (2nd half) - Coliseum Bareback - Saddle Bronc - Bull Riding - Coliseum 8:30 AM - CONTINUE 1st GO-ROUND Barrel Racing (2nd half) - Outdoor Covered Arena Team Roping (2nd half) - Outdoor Covered Arena Goat Tying (2nd half) - Outdoor Covered Arena 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - National Team Benefit Lunch - Big Country Hall 1:00 PM - CONTINUE 1st GO-ROUND Breakaway Roping (2nd half) - Coliseum Steer Wrestling (2nd half) - Coliseum Pole Bending (2nd half) - Coliseum 4:00 PM - Cactus Ropes Endorsee, Lari Dee Guy, Ground clinic- Big Country Hall 4:45 PM - 2nd Go Round & Top 15 Awards for Reined Cow Horse - Horse Barn 5:00 PM - Short Go Reined Cow Horse Event - Horse Barn 6:30 PM - Jackpots - Outdoor Arena - Barrels, Goats, BAW, Calf Roping, Team Roping 7:00 - 10:00 PM - Dragsteer Roping at entrance to Outdoor Arena sponsored by FCA Rodeo 7:30 PM - Region Secretaries, Presidents and Sponsors Appreciation - MCM Elegante' 10:00 - 10:30 - Cowboy Church Service by FCA Rodeo - During Jackpot Break Dragsteer Roping Short Go Round

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 PURINA AND SONORA EQUINE INSURANCE SPONSORS OF THE DAY

8:00 AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service - Free Breakfast - Round Building 8:30 AM - Reined Cowhorse State Champion & National Qualifiers awards- Coliseum 9:00 AM - 1st Rodeo Performance - Coliseum 1:30 - 3:30 PM - CAVENDER'S SPECIAL KIDS RODEO & PARTY - Coliseum Special Kids Contestants, Adult Volunteers, and ALL THSRA CONTESTANTS 2:00 PM - High Stakes Team Roping Jackpot - Outdoor Arena 4:00 PM - Sonora Equine Insurance/Heel O Matic Super Slider Jackpot - Outdoor Pavilion 5:00 PM - All Cutters must be checked in 6:00 PM - 1st Go Awards Presentation - Coliseum 6:45 PM - Grand Entry - all regions / Team Cinch members will be introduced 7:00 PM - 2nd Rodeo Performance - Cancer Awareness Pink Night

8:00 AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service - Free Breakfast - Round Building 9:00 AM - 3rd Rodeo Performance - First Go Round Girls Cutting - Horse Barn Arena - First Go Round Boys Cutting - Horse Barn Arena 2:00 PM - High Stakes Calf Roping -Outdoor Arena 3:00 PM - Voting Delegates, Student Officers, Officer Candidates, and Scholarship Winners Mandatory Meeting - Ranch House 4:00 PM - THSRA Board of Directors Meeting - Ranch House 6:45 PM - Grand Entry - all regions 7:00 PM - 4th Rodeo Performance - McCoy's Mutton Busting & Family Night - $3 Hot Dog and a Coke After Rodeo - Jackpots - Outdoor Arena - Barrels, Poles, Team Roping 10:00 PM - Contestant's Dance - Round Building

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 BLOOMER TRAILERS & WHATABURGER SPONSORS OF THE DAY

8:00 AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service - Free Breakfast - Round Building 9:00 AM - 5th Rodeo Performance - Second Go Round Boys Cutting - Horse Barn Arena - Second Go Round Girls Cutting - Horse Barn Arena 2:00 PM - High Stakes Breakaway Roping - Outdoor Arena 6:00 PM - 2nd Go Awards Presentation & Top 15 awards for cutting 6:45 PM - Grand Entry - all regions 7:00 PM - 6th Rodeo Performance WhataRodeo Night - Introduction of Bloomer Team and drawing for Bloomer Trailers - after Barrels 10:00 PM - Contestant's Dance - Round Building

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 DR. TANDY FREEMAN & TEXAS FARM BUREAU INS. SPONSORS OF THE DAY 8:00 AM - Cutting Finals - Horse Barn Arena 2:00 PM - 2nd Go Awards Presentation & Top 15 awards 2:45 PM - Grand Entry - all regions 3:00 PM - Final Performance - Top 15 Contestants in each event - Drawing for Henson Motors Truck - after Barrels After Rodeo - N H S R A FINALS CONTESTANT’S MEETING STATE CHAMPION AWARDS - ROUND BUILDING

ENTRY BLANKS AND OTHER FORMS FOR THE NHSRA FINALS WILL BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE AWARDS PRESENTATION SATURDAY NIGHT. ALL NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AND THEIR PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND!!! PLEASE NOTE - Due to unseen conflicts, this schedule is subject to change. Current as of 4.19.18. Please check the OFFICIAL DAILY SCHEDULE posted outside the rodeo office. It is the responsibility of each contestant to be in the arena and ready when their respective event is underway. Events are still being added and times above may change. Go to thsra.org for latest schedule.

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he THSRA Finals is fast approaching! Congratulations to all of our Finals contestants! We wanted you to be aware of a few changes with the Taylor County Expo facility. Construction and renovation for the new complex is well underway. When finished, the new Expo will be a state of the art equine complex that everyone will appreciate. The construction project is massive. The Covered Arena is being renovated at this time. The construction plans expand on the Covered Arena adding stall barns with more than 1,000 stalls, an additional indoor arena (under construction now), and a new coliseum. All of the equine buildings and arenas will be connected in a clover leaf configuration. The construction plans will ultimately segregate the equine complexes from the existing buildings. Traffic patterns will be rerouted in the future to avoid congestion. Everything equine related will ultimately reside in the southern area of the complex. The construction will cause us to alter how we have used the Covered Arena in years past to run the THSRA Finals. It is unavoidable. The arena will flow the same as in previous years, but the access point for contestants will be routed through a security gate to keep our contestants safe. Only contestants and helpers with passes can enter through these gates. There will be fences separating the construction operations from the facilities we will be using. We were able to find a workable solution to utilize the covered arena to run the jackpots, as well as the Monday/Tuesday slack runs for team roping, goat tying, and barrel racing events. However, access to the Covered Arena will not be as convenient for spectators during this construction phase. Please plan to take more time getting to and entering in the Covered Arena facility. The contestant’s entry point to the covered arena will be on the West side of the building this year. There will be no changes to how we use the coliseum, livestock pens, and the horse barn buildings. Those facilities are not a part of the renovation and expansion. The entry and exit gates will remain the same as years past. There is number of new camping spaces (complete with 50 amp service) finished and ready to use. All horses will be stalled in covered barns this year. No more tents and temporary stall barns. The Taylor County renovation and construction project is scheduled to be ongoing thru 2020. THSRA will be faced with logistical challenges for the next couple of years. The safety of all contestants is our foremost priority. The construction zones will be fenced off and we ask everyone to stay out of those areas! Please do not tie horses to the chain link fence barriers! Thanks in advance for your patience, cooperation, and understanding. We look forward to a great week of rodeo at the THSRA State Finals! Good luck and safe travels to all. See you in Abilene!

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2018 thsra state finals grand entry We will have morning & evening grand entries on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and also for the short go matinee on Saturday. Each region has been assigned 2 performances but I made them on the same day so it would be easier to remember. I also divided up the Monday and Tuesday morning grand entries because the student officers tend to have other commitments those mornings and need help. Please have at least 5 members from your region to help carry flags. More than 5 would be nice. I assigned 4 regions for Friday since contestants have started going home by then. If there are not enough contestants for all of the flags, then they will be asked to carry a second flag. If you have a member that likes to carry sponsor flags, they are welcome to help at any performance. Some understand it is a good way to get their horse in the arena before competition. Contestants will be asked to hold the flag pole upright and make one lap around the edge of the arena at a slow lope so that the sponsor flag is displayed behind them while the announcer reads the script for their flag. REGION ASSIGNMENTS FOR MONDAY & TUESDAY MORNING: Monday – Regions 1 through 5 Tuesday – Regions 6 through 10 REGION ASSIGNMENTS FOR MORNING & EVENING PERFORMANCES: Wednesday – Regions 1, 7 & 10 – Team Cinch members will be introduced that evening Thursday – Regions 2, 3 & 6 Friday – Regions 4, 5, 8 & 9 Saturday – All Regions MORNING PERFORMANCES: Line up at 8:45am in the back of the alley. Start at 9am. EVENING PERFORMANCES: Line up at 6:30 pm in the back of the alley. Start at 6:45pm. SATURDAY’S MATINEE GRAND ENTRY STARTS AT 2:45PM. All regions are asked to send contestants to help with this one. Line up at 2:30pm in the back of the alley – or as quickly as you can following the 2nd Go and Top 15 awards.

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2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FINALS RODEO JUNE 8TH – JUNE 15TH

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH 10AM - FCA Chapel Service Terry Holland - Coliseum 8PM - Dodge Ball Tournament: Region vs. Region - Coliseum; Presented by FCA Rodeo MONDAY, JUNE 11TH 7AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service Free Breakfast - Round Building

TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH 7AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service Free Breakfast - Round Building

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH 8AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service Free Breakfast - Round Building

7PM - 10PM - Dragsteer Roping at entrance to Outdoor Arena Sponsored by FCA Rodeo

THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH 8AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service Free Breakfast - Round Building

10PM - “Arena of Faith” FCA Event Testimonies of rodeo athletes Dragsteer Roping Short go round.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH 8AM - FCA Rodeo Chapel Service Free Breakfast - Round Building

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ORDER OF EVENTS - 1st GO Monday & Tuesday Morning Outside Arena - 8:30am Barrel Racing Team Roping Goat Tying

Coliseum 8:00am Calf Roping Bareback Saddle Bronc Bull Riding Monday & Tuesday Afternoon Coliseum Breakaway Roping Steer Wrestling Pole Bending

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ORDER OF EVENTS - 2ND GO MORNING PERFORMANCES - 9:00 A. M. Steer Wrestling Barrel Racing Breakaway Roping Calf Roping Goat Tying Team Roping Pole Bending Bull Riding EVENING PERFORMANCES - 7:00 P.M. Bareback Steer Wrestling Barrel Racing Breakaway Roping Calf Roping Saddle Bronc Goat Tying Team Roping Pole Bending Bull Riding


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Goat Tying Aly Ghormley – Texas Heather McLaughlin – Florida Paige Dawson – Texas

Steer Wrestling Scott Martell – Florida (Returning) Blaine Buchanan – Wyoming (Returning) Garrett Oates – Texas

Pole Bending Sydney Odle – Colorado (Returning) McKenna Coronado – Utah Lyndie Dunn – Texas

Tie Down Roping Macon Murphy – Louisiana (Returning) Logan Wiseman – Kansas (Returning) Chet Weitz – Texas

Saddle Bronc Caden Grisedale – California Jack Wright – Louisiana Ira Dickinson – Wyoming

Breakaway Maddy Deerman – New Mexico (Returning) Calli Montague – Texas Jayden Gould – Texas

Bareback Payton Lackey – Texas Waylon Bourgeois – Louisiana Hunter Ramsey – Arkansas

Bulls Colten Fritzlan – Colorado (Returning) Coy Pollmeier – Kansas Chance Freeman – California

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

T he Summer to Come

By Jadyn Duggan

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s summer begins school activities come to a holt and slam packed schedules begin to check themselves off. For most, their summer will begin with the Texas High School Rodeo Finals; for some it will be their last time competing in Abilene, Texas as a THSRA member, some still have a few more go rounds, and for the rest it will be their first time ever competing at the Taylor County EXPO Center as a THSRA member. As the seniors are headed into their last ever High School State Finals most have decided to continue their rodeo career by signing on with a college or university. Shelby Esponson, Blaine Carroll, London Lowrey, and Kelton Hill are a just few of Region One’s athletes that have decided down this path. Shelby Esponson will be returning as a the 2017 State Barrel Racing Champion looking to grab that back to back champion title. Shelby plans to rodeo for South Plains College in Levelland, Texas this upcoming fall. As for her last time competing as a THSRA member she says, “I’m not really nervous just excited to be able

to compete at state one last time.” With everything we do there is always a lesson to be learned. From the THSRA Shelby has learned that God always has a plan and that we should trust in his plan for us. Blaine Carroll plans to further her education at Vernon College as a student athlete. Blaine says she is really looking forward to her last time competing at state and hopes it is the best one yet. “The biggest lesson I have learned from the THSRA is to work your hardest and you will succeed.” London Lowery recently signed on to Clarendon College to rodeo in the fall. As state finals approach London says, “I’m not as much nervous as I am happy that I’m blessed enough to to have made it and have another chance to compete with some of the most talented kids in Texas.” As for her biggest lesson learned in the THSRA London says it would be that no matter what happens in the arena you should always leave with a smile on your face. Kelton Hill will be attending Northwestern State University in Alva, Oklahoma as a part of their 2018 rodeo team. Headed into state finals Kelton says that he is not as much nervous as he is excited. “If anything I’m more upset about not enjoying it enough.” Kelton’s biggest lesson gained from the THSRA was to stay humble, “and to always keep your nose down and not to compare yourself to others.” A few words from a few graduating Region One seniors. “I would tell them to always work hard and try their best.” - Shelby Esponson “These rodeos aren’t a walk in the park, but if you work at it you will succeed.” - Blaine Carroll “I’d have to say that this organization is one of the biggest blessings that you will be apart of and to cherish every moment you have in it and all the friends you make because it will always be with you from the first rodeo till your very last.” - London Lowrey “My advice would be to stick to yourself and not to compare yourself to others and as long as you dedicate your time and work harder than anyone else it will come together eventually.” - Kelton Hill

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38 West Hwy 302 • Notrees, TX 79759 432.770.6087 • tkevin.bennett@gmail.com

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

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

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By SHANNON WEYERTS – Performance Reporter

s we come to the end of the 2017 - 2018 high school rodeo season I would like to reflect on the past year. We all start the year hoping that we will make it to the state finals in June. You try your hardest to be the best and everyone puts in that hard work and dedication to get there. Catching every calf, riding every bronc or bull, or never knocking a pole or barrel down is nearly impossible as we all know. When you throw in the possibility of your horse, or yourself getting sick and possibly injured makes it even harder to have that perfect year. Which brings me to a point. As the years go by you realize that the competition becomes tougher and tougher. When you are younger it is so hard to understand that things may not go perfect, which in turns makes you put a lot of pressure on yourself. As we get older we know we must work harder for everything. This is not just in rodeo. Somewhere along the way everyone needs to still find a way to enjoy what they are doing. Whether it is rodeo, sports, FFA etc. If you don’t enjoy whatever you’re

doing it’s sure makes it hard to continue to try your hardest. Happiness is a major key to success and to do good you have to feel good. Another key part of succeeding in rodeo or any other sport is having a good support system. Whether it is your parents, grandparents or good friends it is nice to have them in your corner. The rodeo family is very close knit. Whether it is helping you get a crazy barrel horse in the arena, stopping on the side of the road to help you fix a flat or cheering for you during your run the rodeo family is there for everyone. State finals is here, and nationals is coming soon after. With that in mind I hope everyone has their support system with them. Show your appreciation to everyone that helps you along the way. That includes parents, grandparents, friends, rodeo secretaries and so many more. We need to be especially appreciative of our region presidents, secretaries, adult event directors, and what I like to call interim parents. There are so many others helping behind the scenes that help tremendously that never get any praise for their help. I won’t go on because there are too many amazing supporters and volunteers to list. Cherish this time it goes fast, you do only have four years of high school rodeo. I want to wish good luck to everyone competing at the state finals. To anyone who qualifies for nationals, all of us wish you the best of luck. Everyone who is not attending state finals this year.... you’ll get them next year!


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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 SECRETARY - KELLEY WILLIAMS

PO Box 122448 • Fort Worth, Texas 76121

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 Enjoy the Life You Have

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By SAWYER PRZILAS

– Performance Reporter

s many of you know, we are approaching the state finals for THSRA. For many of us, this will be the last time that we are allowed to step foot into that arena as High School or Jr. High contestants. This moment is bittersweet and really surreal; we can all remember being younger and wishing we were older, not listening to those who said it would come more quickly than we thought. Admittedly, they were correct; those days have come and gone quickly and my only advice to you as a voice of senior experience is to slow down, and remember to live. With rodeo, or any sport, or life in general, at any age it is easy to be so encapsulated in life that we forget to live it. Younger wishing you were older, you fly through the beginning of your life in a hurry trying to do as many things as possible. School, sports, friends; all of those things that keep us hurriedly bustling can sometimes get in the way of the actual enjoyment of life. We make time for those things, and

don’t get me wrong they are important, however, you only get one life. It is important that we stop and see the beauty of this place, look at the love shared between friends and family and spend time with them, talk to God and enjoy the life you have. Often times people are grouchy, stressed, and unhappy. Why? Because they are so focused on the little things in life, running here, practice there, roping there; let me ask you, when is the last time you called a family member just to ask how they are doing? When is the last time you stopped and looked at the green grass or a glistening lake and stopped and thanked God? Have you looked around and stopped to think about what you have, who you have, and how much love and trust you share with others? If you haven’t, then why have you not? People can say well, “I’m too busy.” That is a lie used to justify your conscience and we all know so. We live in a world of instant communication that we can keep our eyes glued to watching funny videos and sending silly selfies, would it really take that long to just call and ask grandma how she’s doing? That’s a rhetorical question, because it doesn’t. It takes just as much time to make that five-minute phone call and check on family as it does to stop and look around and think about what you have, who you have and thank God. This advice goes for everyone not just seniors. We all can stand to live more real life with our eyes open. Rodeo is going to be around forever, the sad but true fact is, we are not. Your job will be around forever, that sport you enjoy, everything that we prioritize other than living, family, and God will be around all of the time, so enjoy what you have while you can. We continually wish to be somewhere other than the part of life that we are in right now, and that is a shame. This life is beautiful and you only have one chance, why waste it in menial thoughts and pursuits of being older, fitting more things into your schedule without putting things that need to have critical importance at the top. We recently had a young man drown in the lake beside the High School I attend. He was a great kid, yet people were not always nice to him, and I never made the effort to talk to him or be his friend. Do I have an excuse? Absolutely not, small town, small school you should know everyone. He had his life taken from him at the age of 18, which is entirely too young. However, tragedy happens, and he is my inspiration for these words. I realized that I needed to look at now, and thank God for everything, and give people a chance. We complicate the life, and the people around us so much when in the end we are all going to the same


2018 STATE FINALS RODEO OFFICIALS: RODEO COORDINATOR: SPECIAL KIDS RODEO: PROGRAMS/TRADE SHOW: SPONSOR APPRECIATION:

Cotton George & Ken Bray Susan Baldwin, Region IV & Region V Susan Baldwin & Richard Baldwin Holly DeLaune, Alexandria Cawthon, Hayley Novak, Jack Wright & Abbie Suggs THSRA SCHOLARSHIP: Mike Ghormley, David Freeman, Leigh Ann Iselt & Holly Delaune COWBOY CHURCH SERVICES: FCA Rodeo ARENA DIRECTORS: Rough Stock: Barrier Events: Timed Events: Cutting & Reined Cow Horse: Queen:

Jason Key Mike Iselt Mike Ghormley Cotton George Ann Blackwell

JUDGES: Timed Events: Rough Stock: Queen:

Bobby Flores & Tommy Zant Teddy Alleman & Glenn Sullivan Katie Woods Boggeman, Roy "Boo" Klein, Pam Minick, Brandi Ray Riggs, DeAnne Royer & Kent Sturman Cutting: Johnny Bates & Gary Walker Reined Cow Horse:Frank Craighead & Pam Rose ANNOUNCERS:

Chris Rankin & Dakoda Leopold

SECRETARIES:

Danna Gann - Rodeo Suzanne George - Cutting Kelley Williams - Reined Cow Horse

TIMERS:

Kristi Gunter & Hope Lummus Suzanne George & Angie Key

place we came from. Every single one of us, there is no difference between people in the end. So, for my final article as the Ariat Reporter for Region III I implore you to take time to look around and live. Don’t take the things in your life for granted, and strive to be the best you can be for others as well as yourself. Take time to thank God, enjoy your family, and open your eyes.

COMPUTER SECRETARIES:

Kim Ackel & Jody McElroy

STOCK CONTRACTOR: CUTTING ARENA CONTRACTOR: REINED COW HORSE CONTRACTOR: JACPOT ARENA CONTRACTOR: BULLFIGHTERS: PHOTOGRAPHER: VIDEOGRAPHER: GRAND ENTRY:

J & J Rodeo Company Brandon Smith Brandon Smith J & J Rodeo Company Hunter Allen, Daniel Dyson & Ross Johnson Jennings Photography D & C Productions Ken Bray, Holly DeLaune, Alexandria Cawthon, Hayley Novak, Jack Wright & Abbie Suggs

2018 T H S R A STATE FINALS ADULT EVENT DIRECTORS: Bareback Larry Cudd & Cole Sealy Barrels Chuck Fretwell, Brandon Smith & Jason Underbrink Breakaway Roping Thomas Brockway, Brent Chadwick & Mark Kelley Bull Riding Brad Crone, Jason Key & Jeff Lummus Cutting Cotton George and Executive Board Members Goat Tying Kevin Bennett, Matt Dickey & Jody McElroy Pole Bending Eddie Dyson & Mike Ghormley Saddle Bronc Kevin Huddleston, Lee Lowrey & Robb Wells Steer Wrestling Rory Koehn, Dee Rawlinson & Scott Shook Team Roping Duane Overton, Kevin Przilas & Kevin Stewart Tie Down Roping David Freeman, Leigh Ann Iselt & Shanna Logan ARENA /TRACTOR:

Mike Berberich

Acts 26:18 – “To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” Psalm 119:18 – “Open my eyes that I may behold your wondrous things of your law.”

Sawyer Przilas – Thank you for two years as a reporter, I hope my articles meant something to anyone that read them, that they gave Ephesians 1:18 – “Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you inspiration, advice, or hope. Good luck to all of you and I pray for sucmay know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the cess in the future endeavors of all the graduates of 2018. God bless! riches of his glorious inheritance.”

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - CHEYANNE SWOOPE VICE PRESIDENT - LARAMIE WEDEMEYER SECRETARY - HAYLEY NOVAK STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS THOMAS BROCKWAY 8016 CR 2419 • Royse City, 75189 thomas.brockway@woodpartners.com

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- BRENT CHADWICK 2915 N US 69 • Mineola, Texas 75773 903.569.1569 • chadbr2@aol.com

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Rookies By HALEY NOVAK– Performance Reporter

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egion 4 had some tough competition in the Rookie of the Year race, but in the end the two rookie of the year are Gracie Brockway and Max Mathis! These two young superstars both really stood out during the year, both winning year in saddles as well! Gracie Brockway won the year in pole bender and Max Mathis won the Steer Wrestling as well as the All Around Cowboy! I had a moment to talk to Ms. Brockway about her success she had this year. Gracie competes in the Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and the

Breakaway and she successfully made it to state in the Goat Tying and Pole Bending. When asked about High School State finals she said, “I am honestly really excited and nervous at the same time for my first time in Abilene”. Gracie went on to talk about her support system saying, “ Definitely my parents, Amy Beam and Alexandria”. In the sport of rodeo it is so important to have good support behind you, without the support we as competitors may not be able to be what we do. Sense Gracie competes in three events I asked what one is her favorite she replied with, “I do three events, and roping is my favorite because it’s the event I work the hardest at and the horse I ride was the first horse I ever go to helped train”. Gracie is a great hand and is ready to take on the rest of her high school rodeo career. Her goals for high school rodeo are to make it to nationals in all her events, even if they aren’t all at the same time she would still love to say she went to nationals in everything, with this cowgirls talent and high goals she be making it to nationals in no time! Max Mathis is your Region 4 Rookie of the Year, All Around Cowboy, and Steer Wrestling champion. Mathis also made a big impact on region 4 this year being the only freshman who did every event besides rough stock. Max’s favorite event is the calf roping or the bulldogging because of the adrenaline rush that they give him. Max qualified for state in all five events and he feels pretty confident about his first year at high school state! I asked Mathis if he had any goals for the rest of high school and he said, “I want to win Shawnee and make nationals”. Mathis started off his high school carreer great and there is no doubt he can achieve his goals! To say the least our Region 4 Rookies are ready for state finals and are ready to give it their all!

MAX MATHIS photo by Jennings

GRACIE BROCKWAY photo by Jennings


Lari Dee Guy Ground Clinic Big Country Hall

Tuesday June 6, 2017 4:00 June 12th at 4:00pm TexasTuesday, High School Finals Rodeo 2017

Sonora equine Insurance High-Stakes

superslider jackpot

• 5-head progressive after 1 • Open to teams consisting of: 2 THSRA contestants OR TJHRA contestant and a family member over 25 • Moms and Dads get one FREE entry for themselves • $20/roper – Max 5 entries per person • 100% Payback • Average winners get to take home the Heel O Matic Super Sliders! • And match the Sonora Insurance ropers for additional prizes! Outdoor Pavilion | Wednesday, June 13 | 4:00

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STUDENT OFFICERS

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

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

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

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

Region V

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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Equine Jobs: What fits you?

By HARLEY JO PERKINS – Performance Reporter

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or some of us, horses are our lives and we couldn’t imagine a time without one. When we start to think about our careers after high school and our options for spending a lifetime caring for horses, what jobs are there to satisfy our horse craving? Not everyone can handle the scenes and scenarios a vet must deal with on a daily basis, but what other option is there? There are plenty of equine related jobs that don’t require you to have an iron stomach. Below are just a few of the awesome career choices for us horse crazy people. · Equine dentist · Equine therapist · Equine chiropractor/ massage therapist · Jockey (lol, maybe for a few of us!) · Brood mare management/ Blood stock agent · Horse swim/ rehabilitation · Farrier · Equine photographer If you’re the type of person who loves working with children and teaching them to care for horses, then an equine therapist just might be your thing. This career specializes in teaching troubled or disabled children how to groom, ride, and care for horses. While they are learning how to follow instructions and take care

of the horse, they are relieving stress or pain caused by medical or emotional conditions. Research has shown that equine therapy has proven to be very effective in helping these children stay emotionally stable. Through equine therapy, the children are able to get stronger physically and their behavior is noticeably calmer and happier. In some studies, they describe the bond between the child and horse like a mirror. Horses are able to connect with people on an emotional level meaning however the child is feeling, the horse will show the same attitude. With that being said, the patients of equine therapy get to experience that special bond we all know between us and our horses. The next job is one that gets looked past most of the time. Farriers are underrated for their back breaking work that keeps our horses performing to the best of their abilities. They try so hard to correctly line the horses foot with their bone structure for the most natural and correct feel for the horse. Although being a farrier is continuous hard work, it can pay off quite a bit. If you get into the race horse industry and start shoeing for them, your yearly salary could grow to over $200,000. I know, crazy huh? But the truth is, a farrier has one of the most important jobs in the equine field. Without a good set of shoes/feet, our horses wouldn’t be able to get around much less perform or work the way we would want them to. All the jobs above require a passion for horses that is irreplaceable. So when it comes time for us to choose a career for our lives, pray about it and think about the desires that God has placed in your heart. If horses are a part of your everyday life and you couldn’t live without one, go check out the website www.theequinest.com for more information on equine careers available!


2017-2018 AJRA 65th Rodeo Schedule

• $50,000 Added Cash at the NFR • 38 World Championship saddles awarded, prizes down through 6 place for year end • NFR All-Around cash awards • RFD American Semi-Finals exemptions awarded for 2019 in the 8&U Barrels, G9-12 Barrels, G13-15 Barrels, G16-19 Barrels, B16-19 Tie-Down Roping, 16-19 Team Roping Header, 16-19 Team Roping Heeler & Boys 16-19 Steer Wrestling. Details will be in membership packet.

• 2018 RFD American Semi-Finals exemptions were awarded to 2017 World Champion 8&U Barrel Racer, G9-12 Barrel Racer, G13-15 Barrel Racer, G16-19 Barrel Racer, B16-19 Tie-Down Roper, 16-19 Team Roping Header and 16-19 Team Roping Heeler. • The best 12 results of 15 rodeos will be used (drop 3) leading into the NFR. • Membership required to compete at NFR and must attend 6 rodeos.

NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017 STEPHENVILLE, TX LONE STAR ARENA NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017 HAMILTON, TX CIRCLE T ARENA $25,000 ADDED MONEY! MARCH 30-APRIL 1, 2018 MIDLAND, TX HORSE SHOE ARENA APRIL 20-22, 2018 ABILENE, TX TAYLOR CNTY EXPO MAY 4-6, 2018 GRAHAM, TX YOUNG COUNTY ARENA MAY 11-13, 2018 SWEETWATER, TX NOLAN COUNTY COLISEUM *JUNE 21-22, 2018 GOLDTHWAITE, TX GOLDTHWAITE ARENA *JUNE 22-23, 2018 EDEN, TX CONCHO SADDLE CLUB ARENA JULY 25-29, 2018 SWEETWATER, TX NOLAN COUNTY COLISEUM (Perf begins Wednesday-awards on Sunday) *Single rodeos, all others double rodeo weekends except the NFR.

2017 NFR PAID OUT $98,000 --- $111,675 IN PRIZES --- $9,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

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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

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What a Ride!

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By PAIGE DAWSON

– Performance Reporter

ow! What a year it’s been Region VI! We had an amazing year of rodeo filled with friends, family and good ole’ fashion tough competition. As we enter June, TJHRA State Finals are in the books and THSRA State Finals are beginning – it’s hard to believe that we’re already at the halfway point of 2018. As most of you know, state finals is a week full of fun and excitement; a week we all work towards throughout the year! Make sure you read all of the rules and information sent out by Nena or Susan Baldwin leading up to and during state finals. If you haven’t signed up for the Remind 101 with Nena be sure and do that, it’s a great way to stay up-to-date on what’s going on before arriving and while you’re there. Please follow all the rules, make sure to have your report cards, photo ID, coggins and other information upon arriving – this will help ensure things go smoothly at check-in and throughout the week. Don’t forget that contestant check-in is Sunday, June 10th from 9am until 1pm – do not be late! A great suggestion for everyone is to make a list of what you need to take with you – a week is a long time to be away from home, and packing for yourself, your horses and your family can be all consuming. So, make that list or several if need be and start early - hopefully

when you arrive in Abilene you will have what you need. For many of us this will be our final trip to Abilene and last THSRA State Finals, so Region VI seniors – Cameron Bane, Paige Dawson, John Michael Elliott, Cullen Eppright, Jarrett Freeman, Clay Iselt, Rhett Iszard, Ryan Nettle, Garrett Oates, Buckshot Patterson, Chase Ruhnke, Emily Seeker, Ty Toddy and Ava Zapalac – go get ‘em, stay focused, stay positive, draw strength from your experience as a competitor, have fun and make memories! Congratulations to the Region VI recipients of a THSRA Scholarship – Cullen Eppright, Paige Dawson, Jarrett Freeman, Ryan Nettle, Clay Iselt, Emily Seeker and Garrett Oates. Way to go guys and girls! Good luck to all Region VI state finalists! Let’s make this Region VI’s best state finals ever! As I sit here writing my final article, I would like to express my thanks to everyone at Region VI for allowing me to be their Ariat reporter for the Extreme Team News over the past two years. It’s been an amazing experience – I am so grateful! My time at Region VI and the memories and friends I’ve made will be treasured forever; what an awesome ride! God’s speed to everyone traveling to Abilene. Stay safe and have a great summer!


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BAREBACK RIDING Monday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 11, 2018) and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 391 Bailey, Cole Marshall 5 601 Dannheim, Trent Mertzon 2 587 Allen, Cade Midland 2 96 Greathouse, Douglas Santa Fe 7 579 Spivey, JD Haslet 3

Monday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 6 300 Kornegay, Kaden Elkhart 9 7 521 Barrett, Jade Ranger 3 8 29 Boyd, Dalton Vanderpool 8 Tuesday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 9 97 Greathouse, Hunter Santa Fe 7 10 615 Handley, Tyler Andrews 2 11 406 Dement, Kolt Rusk 5 Tuesday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 12 170 Lackey, Payton Blanco 10 13 520 Barrett, Bailey Ranger 3 14 208 Campbell, Dalton Burnet 6 15 473 Franks, Cole Clarendon 1 16 593 Brown, Wake Midland 2 BARREL RACING Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 1 201 Welch, Riley Comfort 10 2 387 Waller, Savana Cooper 4 3 280 England, Madeline College Station 9 4 556 McDavid, Marialyssa Weatherford 3 5 66 Smith, Emma Pleasanton 8 6 273 Castleberry, Ashley Montgomery 9 7 117 Outhier, Madison Fulshear 7 8 337 Buchanan, Blair Plano 4 9 605 Driver, Jordan Garden City 2 10 113 Miller, Aspen Santa Fe 7 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 11 132 Stone, Katelyn Van Vleck 7 12 64 Sciba, Maile Victoria 8 13 576 Small, Addey Welch, OK 3 14 516 Winings, Emmi Dalhart 1 15 227 Killingsworth, Kaycee Hutto 6 16 405 Davis, Reagan Alto 5 17 49 Howton, Rylee Three Rivers 8 18 476 Gouldy, Cami Wildorado 1 19 128 Simpson, Carly Boling 7 20 588 Baize, Allison San Angelo 2

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326 Wright, Ashlyn Dayton 9 236 Miller, Megan Boerne 6 163 Harmon, Danielle Abilene 10 270 Buckner, Kysan Brenham 9 627 McNeill, Kenna Hayes Hobbs, NM 2 389 Young, Jessee Sumner 4 462 Brugman, Susan Canyon 1 531 Cude, Bryanne Goree 3 495 Mask, Emery Amarillo 1 59 Nicholson, Kennidy Goliad 8

Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 31 635 Richards, Madalyn Hereford 2 32 299 Korenek, Zoey College Station 9 33 415 Foley, Mackenzie Lufkin 5 34 61 Phillips, Graci Comfort 8 35 465 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 36 410 Dunn, Lyndie Midway 5 37 652 Shirley, Bailee Centerville 38 597 Charlesworth, Colee Marathon 2 39 155 Edens, Jordi Gatesville 10 40 60 Peterson, Brooke Carrizo Springs 8 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 41 161 Hammond, Hannah Abilene 10 42 173 Love, Sally Crawford 10 43 245 Picklo, Isabelle Magnolia 6 44 438 Rains, Caroline Henderson 5 45 445 Sattler, Callie Orange 5 46 295 Jensen, Savannah Huntsville 9 47 110 Maples, Jacey Richmond 7 48 437 Perkins, Harley Jo Kountze 5 49 186 Sealy, Saige San Saba 10 50 628 Moore, Logan B. Eldorado 2 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 51 2 Novak, Hayley Terrell 4 52 232 McGinley, Ragen Lott 6 53 115 Moon, McKenzie Missouri City 7 54 360 Laney, Reagan Ferris 4 55 207 Burleson, Baylee Hockley 6 56 574 Scribner, Kylee Azle 3 57 221 Heller, Rylan Victoria 6 58 193 Townsend, Sloan Fredonia 10 59 294 Jackson, Grace Huntsville 9 60 461 Bennett, Sage Vega 1 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 61 164 Harris, Jesse Itasca 10 62 183 Ross, Londyn Bertram 10 63 485 Jameson, Jayda Roaring Springs 1 64 454 Woodman, Kaitlyn Marshall 5 65 515 Wells, Robbyn Hereford 1

Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 66 586 Woodruff, Autumn Granbury 3 67 253 Steiner, Steely Blanco 6 68 233 McLiney, Mary San Antonio 6 69 610 Good, Bradi Midland 2 70 75 Wood, Maddie Rose Comfort 8 71 541 Hardin, Rylee Newcastle 3 72 619 Kennedy, Brecklyn Levelland 2 73 104 Krolczyk, Brooke Cypress 7 74 528 Cook, Kylee Ft. Worth 3 75 319 Taylor, Darcy Wortham 9 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 76 124 Rice, Robbin Sealy 7 77 54 Mask, Kylie Lytle 8 78 509 Seals, Maci Canyon 1 79 111 Maples, Jorey Richmond 7 80 417 Gould, Jayden Lufkin 5 81 20 Aasbo, Annika Asherton 8 82 481 Hiatt, Kross Canyon 1 83 213 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 84 315 Staggs, Carly Teague 9 85 218 Freeman, Brinlee Eagle Lake 6 86 355 Johnson, Rainey Grandview 4 87 518 Arther, Sydney Ovalo 3 88 378 Rozell, Tera Beth Pittsburg 4 89 583 Tomeu, Sage Sunset 3 90 344 Davis, Ashley Van Alstyne 4 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 91 330 Andrews, Wyatte Grace Winnsboro 4 92 589 Bean, Madison Clint 2 93 618 Jones, Rayme Lamesa 2 94 159 Flores, Ryley Belton 10 95 332 Beimer, Avery Farmersville 4 96 433 Muckelroy, Abbie Center 5 97 397 Butenschoen, Kayla DeBerry 5 98 120 Pierce, Paisley Sweeny 7 99 52 Mangum, Camry Jourdanton 8 100 568 Pytlik, Maggie Weatherford 3 BOYS CUTTING Thursday (June 14, 2018) and Friday (June 15, 2018) 1 459 Baca, Jake Vega 1 2 264 Baize, Peyton Groesbeck 9 3 591 Bennett, Brendan Notrees 2 4 210 Crouch, Chaser Corsicana 6 5 411 Duren, Dylan Huntington 5 6 39 Fretwell, Cash Pleasanton 8 7 419 Griffin, Blake Center 5 8 546 Huffman, Zane Poolville 3 9 429 Maroney, Kade Mansfield, LA 5 10 364 Mathis, Max Ben Wheeler 4 11 365 McGee, Justin Double Oak 4

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BREAKAWAY ROPING Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 1 481 Hiatt, Kross Canyon 1 2 507 Russell, Natalie Shamrock 1 3 283 Garrett, Jessica Bryan 9 4 589 Bean, Madison Clint 2 5 389 Young, Jessee Sumner 4 6 499 Norris, Carsen Canadian 1 7 248 Seeker, Emily Brenham 6 8 244 Pence, Presley Seguin 6 9 553 Maxwell, Reagan Paducah 3 10 413 Elms, Elizabeth Orangefield 5 11 285 Ghormley, Aly Madisonville 9 12 610 Good, Bradi Midland 2 13 75 Wood, Maddie Rose Comfort 8 14 145 Berry, Maci Weatherford 10

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Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 316 Stokes, Stormy Crockett 9 493 Lowrey, London Pampa 1 155 Edens, Jordi Gatesville 10 28 Bluntzer, Mary Grace Robstown 8 71 Vela, Victoria Zapata 8 122 Pineda, Victoria Caldwell 7 268 Brown, Montana Centerville 9 387 Waller, Savana Cooper 4 40 Fretwell, Kadi Pleasanton 8 126 Schooley, Madelyn Guy 7 543 Henderson, Gracie Aurora 3 415 Foley, Mackenzie Lufkin 5 562 Munster, Sydney Lipan 3 441 Rhodes, Hope DeQueen, AR 5 263 Atkinson, Molly Anderson 9 635 Richards, Madalyn Hereford 2 138 Wiktorik, Lexaley Hempstead 7 171 Lewis, Jaci Goldthwaite 10

Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 33 488 Johnson, Kate Abernathy 1 Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 34 512 Tucker, Gracie Amarillo 1 35 209 Cones, Kaycee Huntsville 6 36 417 Gould, Jayden Lufkin 5 continued on page 34

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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

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Feeding Horses Hay Before Grain Mary Beth Gordon, Ph.D. Director of Equine Research and New Product Development By CARSON WETSEL

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e’ve all heard this barn tip: feed hay before grain (or as we like to call it, concentrate) to slow your horses’ feed intake. And we all want horses to eat slowly, not choke and enjoy their meals. But is it really true that feeding hay first will slow the intake of a concentrate meal? It could be a helpful management tip if the effect was real, but some horses seem to gobble up their feed, regardless of when they are fed. This question led our equine research team at Purina Animal Nutrition in Gray Summit, Missouri, to test the hypothesis that feeding hay prior to a concentrate meal would slow a horse’s rate of intake. Also, other factors were examined, such as time of day, type of concentrate (textured feed versus pelleted feed), and how long the horses were adapted to the diets, to see if these factors further affected their rate of consumption. THE STUDY The team utilized 10 of the farm’s Quarter Horse geldings between the ages of 4 and 12. The horses were randomly assigned to one of five feeding regimens, and they were kept on them for 5 days.

Each week, they were switched to another treatment until all of the horses received each treatment which consisted of the following. HAY ONLY Hay before pelleted feed (hay fed 20 minutes prior to pelleted feed, Strategy® GX) Hay before textured feed (hay fed 20 minutes prior to textured feed, Omolene #200®) Pelleted feed and hay fed simultaneously Textured feed and hay fed simultaneously The amount of concentrate feed offered at each feeding was 4.0 lbs and hay was offered at 0.5 percent of body weight for each horse. Feeding times were 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All measurements of intake were taken with our inhouse feeding scale system that allows us to measure every bite of hay and every bite of concentrate that these horses eat at the same time. THE RESULTS By the end of the study, the hypothesis was proven correct that the horses consumed concentrate (grain) feed slower when hay was fed before the concentrate meal. The horses also ate their textured feed a little more quickly than their pelleted feed. When horses received their textured or pelleted feeds at the same time as the hay, they naturally ate their concentrate meals first, and quicker than if they had been offered hay offered first. The time of day the meal took place did not influence the rate of concentrate consumption, but the rate of hay consumption was higher in the morning than in the afternoon for all groups of horses. During the study, we also observed that horses expecting their textured feed acted more impatient (pawing, banging their feed pans around) and they ate the least amount of hay when it was fed prior to the concentrate! In conclusion, feeding your horse hay prior to concentrate can help slow down the rate of intake. This can be an important management strategy for horses prone to rushing their meals. In the end, this historical barn tip has been proven true for now. If you have a horse that eats too quickly or is prone to choke, feed hay first to slow him down.


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REGION EVENT WINNERS REGION I BAREBACK COLE FRANKS SADDLE BRONC TAYLOR RUSSELL BULL RIDING WYATT CULVER WELLS STEER WRESTLING KATER TATE CALF ROPING QUADE HIATT TEAM ROPING QUADE HIATT & JABIN RICE BARRELS JAYDA JAMESON POLES DALLI SIMMONS GOAT TYING SIERRA SHARP BREAKAWAY CARSEN NORRIS BOYS CUTTING JAKE BACA GIRLS CUTTING GRACIE TUCKER REINED COW HORSE JAKE BACA REGION II BAREBACK TYLER HANDLEY SADDLE BRONC BONNER VOSS BULL RIDING TADD DICTSON STEER WRESTLING TYLER WEST CALF ROPING JACOB WALTERS TEAM ROPING GARRETT DICKEY & DARYAN DOMINQUEZ BARRELS BRADI GOOD POLES JORDAN DRIVER GOAT TYING MADALYN RICHARDS BREAKAWAY BRADI GOOD & KENNA HAYES McNEILL BOYS CUTTING BRENDAN BENNETT GIRLS CUTTING PAYDON HOOPER REINED COW HORSE HADLEY CLEARMAN REGION III BAREBACK J D SPIVEY SADDLE BRONC BAILEY BARRETT BULL RIDING HADLEY MILLER STEER WRESTLING TUCKER SHEPHERD CALF ROPING JOEL BRADEN HARRIS TEAM ROPING KREECE THOMPSON & HAYDEN CAPE BARRELS SHAYLEE HINDMAN POLES RYLEE HARDIN GOAT TYING CATHERINE CLAYTON BREAKAWAY RYLEE WELLS BOYS CUTTING ZANE HUFFMAN GIRLS CUTTING MATTIE DUKES REINED COW HORSE WILL EDDLEMAN REGION IV BAREBACK NONE SADDLE BRONC CODY GIBSON BULL RIDING CAMERON ROGERS STEER WRESTLING MAX MATHIS CALF ROPING CUTTER CARPENTER

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TEAM ROPING KOLTON GREEN & KADEN PROFILI BARRELS SAVANA WALLER POLES GRACEY BROCKWAY GOAT TYING ALEXANDRIA CAWTHON BREAKAWAY JESSEE YOUNG BOYS CUTTING JUSTIN McGEE GIRLS CUTTING ANNA MARIE SCHRECK REINED COW HORSE JESSEE YOUNG REGION V BAREBACK KOLT DEMENT SADDLE BRONC JACK WRIGHT BULL RIDING MATTHEW WALLACE STEER WRESTLING THOMAS WALLACE CALF ROPING THOMAS WALLACE TEAM ROPING KASEN McCALL & CLAYTON LOWRY BARRELS HARLEY JO PERKINS POLES REAGAN DAVIS GOAT TYING KRISTIN REAVES BREAKAWAY JAYDEN GOULD BOYS CUTTING NATHAN SOCIA GIRLS CUTTING JAYDEN GOULD REINED COW HORSE JOHN CUNNINGHAM REGION VI BAREBACK DALTON CAMPBELL SADDLE BRONC TRISTIN KANNARD BULL RIDING RILEY HAUSLER STEER WRESTLING RYAN NETTLE CALF ROPING CULLEN EPPRIGHT TEAM ROPING JARRETT FREEMAN & LOGAN MOORE BARRELS BAYLEE BURLESON POLES ISABELLE PICKLO GOAT TYING PAIGE DAWSON BREAKAWAY RYLIE SMITH BOYS CUTTING CHASER CROUCH GIRLS CUTTING KELSEY JORDAN REINED COW HORSE KELSEY JORDAN REGION VII BAREBACK DOUGLAS GREATHOUSE & HUNTER GREATHOUSE SADDLE BRONC GUS BAZAR BULL RIDING CURTIS HICKS STEER WRESTLING KOLTON MAZOCH CALF ROPING KOLTON MAZOCH & SHAYNE KROLCZYK TEAM ROPING CADE BOETTCHER & TANNER TOMLINSON BARRELS MADISON OUTHIER POLES PAISLEY PIERCE

GOAT TYING MEKENNA SHOOK BREAKAWAY CASSIDY PINEDA BOYS CUTTING CARSON WETSEL GIRLS CUTTING LEXINGTON SLAUGHTER REINED COW HORSE KREESE MILLIGAN REGION VIII BAREBACK DALTON BOYD SADDLE BRONC WILL POLLOCK BULL RIDING LC HENNIG STEER WRESTLING TRES MENDIETTA CALF ROPING HUNTER UNDERBRINK TEAM ROPING FISHER UNDERBRINK & HUNTER UNDERBRINK BARRELS EMMA SMITH POLES KYLIE MASK GOAT TYING SHYANNE BAUERLE BREAKAWAY RYLEE DODSON BOYS CUTTING CASH FRETWELL GIRLS CUTTING EMMA SMITH REINED COW HORSE NONE REGION IX BAREBACK KADEN KORNEGAY SADDLE BRONC JACE DEVENEY BULL RIDING FALCON McCONNELL STEER WRESTLING KY THOMAS CALF ROPING GATLIN PECK TEAM ROPING TRISTAN SULLIVAN & HAGEN HERRING BARRELS ASHLYN WRIGHT POLES CARLY STAGGS GOAT TYING LACY BRUENING BREAKAWAY JESSICA GARRETT BOYS CUTTING CARSON RAY GIRLS CUTTING ALY GHORMLEY REINED COW HORSE ZOEY KORENEK REGION X BAREBACK PAYTON LACKEY SADDLE BRONC PARKER FLEET BULL RIDING CHRIS VILLANUEVA STEER WRESTLING DALTON WALKER CALF ROPING CHET WEITZ TEAM ROPING GARETT CHICK & McCRAY PROFILI BARRELS SALLY LOVE POLES KATY WEBB GOAT TYING JORDI EDENS BREAKAWAY LEXI RUSSELL BOYS CUTTING NONE GIRLS CUTTING NONE REINED COW HORSE NONE


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Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 572 Sawin, Lindsey Vernon 3 127 Shook, Makenna Needville 7 584 Wells, Rylee Poolville 3 54 Mask, Kylie Lytle 8

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 121 Pineda, Cassidy Caldwell 7 463 Butler, Layton Eldorado, OK 1 606 Dubose, Khaki Abernathy 2 434 Nash, Kylie Corrigan 5 33 Dodson, Rylee Uvalde 8 274 Cotton, Rheagan Fairfield 9 439 Ramsey, Emily Marshall 5 31 Cantu, Cameron Freer 8 55 McNeill, Kate Pleasanton 8

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 106 Lamb, Kera Sealy 7 343 Cooper, Peyton Ivanhoe 4 383 Stephens, Maggie Grand Saline 4 184 Russell, Lexie Buchanan Dam 10 329 Zboril, Macey Caldwell 9 59 Nicholson, Kennidy Goliad 8 527 Clayton, Catherine Dublin 3

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 255 Thibodeaux, Sadie Gonzales 6 2 Novak, Hayley Terrell 4 197 Ward, Catlyn Miles 10 256 Tiner, Erica Rosanky 6 380 Schreck, Anna Marie Murphy 4 627 McNeill, Kenna Hayes Hobbs, NM 2 576 Small, Addey Welch, OK 3 239 Morris, Ainslee Belton 6 598 Clearman, Hadley Novice 2 315 Staggs, Carly Teague 9 213 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 532 Dearing, Laramie Paradise 3 178 Munson, Kylie Dublin 10 405 Davis, Reagan Alto 5

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 82 619 Kennedy, Brecklyn Levelland 2 83 461 Bennett, Sage Vega 1 84 189 Stanley, Jennifer Holland 10 85 186 Sealy, Saige San Saba 10 86 1 Cawthon, Alexandria Hutchins 4 87 262 Zapalac, Ava Smithville 6 88 382 Spoonemore, Presley Annona 4 89 342 Chaffin, Harley Jo Ivanhoe 4 90 478 Haley, Madison Canyon 1

Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 91 510 Sharp, Sierra Canyon 1 92 348 Eakes, Lilly Cleburne 4 93 634 Rice, Maddy Lovington, NM 2 94 119 Phillips, Hannah Katy 7 95 27 Blair, Serah Kate Pleasanton 8 96 621 Kent, Kenzee Smyer 2 97 566 Podzemny, Darcy Bridgeport 3 98 230 Marek, Mayce Jourdanton 6 99 301 Lawson, Taylor New Waverly 9 100 176 Montague, Calli Mason 10 101 269 Bruening, Lacy Huntsville 9 BULL RIDING Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 1 560 Miller, Hadley Boyd 3 2 195 Villanueva, Chris Mesquite 10 3 149 Daily, Corye Stephenville 10 4 357 Jowers III, Fletcher Waxahachie 4 5 468 Culver Wells, Wyatt Hereford 1 Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 6 308 Norris, Calvary Caldwell 9 7 603 Dictson, Tadd Mescalero, NM 2 8 555 McDaniel, Kyle Ft. Worth 3 9 228 Lively, Andrew Inez 6 10 530 Crenshaw, Canyon Big Spring 3 11 375 Richardson, Austin Wilmer 4

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Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 282 Fisher, Charles Bryan 9 306 McCown, Parker Montgomery 9 220 Hausler, Riley Devine 6 374 Ramos, Andrew Farmersville 4 47 Hennig, L C Mathis 8 101 Hicks, Curtis Hockley 7

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Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 451 Wallace, Matthew Lufkin 5 286 Grigg, Cameron Franklin 9 599 Conklin, Gunner Midland 2 361 Laney, Zach Ferris 4 224 Izard, Rhett Yoakum 6

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Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 321 Wallace, Colby Tomball 9 449 Taylor, Bryce Evadale 5 314 Sheehan, Jaron Magnolia 9 390 Auzenne, Caleb Houston 5 87 Davis, Michael “Tripp� Richards 7

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Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 444 Rustin, Seth Nacogdoches 5 475 Gleaves, Dawson Amarillo 1 371 Potter, Maverick Waxahachie 4 305 McConnell, Falcon Willis 9 377 Rogers, Cameron Malakoff 4

CALF ROPING Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 1 73 Wilkison, Gregory Stockdale 8 2 292 Horace, JaMarcus Conroe 9 3 646 Walters, Jacob Colorado City 2 4 548 Kernick, Trevor Big Spring 3 5 649 West, Tyler Mertzon 2 6 240 Nettle, Ryan Brenham 6 7 144 Baugh, Brody Menard 10 8 467 Corman, Brock Canyon 1 9 369 Norman, Cooper Malakoff 4 10 536 Eddleman, Will Santa Anna 3 11 147 Boatright, Levi Marble Falls 12 219 Freeman, Jarett Tolar 6 13 364 Mathis, Max Ben Wheeler 4 14 196 Walker, Dalton Clyde 10 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 15 46 Haby, Rymond El Indio 8 16 443 Roach, Ty Lindale 5 17 379 Salisbury, Ty Wills Point 4 18 260 Wilhelm, Weston Rosanky 6 19 482 Hiatt, Quade Canyon 1 20 585 Winter, Derek Alvord 3 21 199 Webb, Riley Buffalo 10 22 350 Gilchrist, Brock Van 4 23 487 Jeffreys, Calahan Amarillo 1 24 633 Rankin, Brody Roaring Springs 2 25 44 Gonzalez, Alejandro Zapata 8 26 494 Martin, Logan Vega 1 27 288 Herring, Hagen Normangee 9 28 511 Tate, Kater McLean 1 29 76 Atkinson, Connor Needville 7 30 457 Albracht, Hadley Bushland 1 31 340 Carpenter, Cutter Athens 4 32 376 Roffino, Garrett Kaufman 4 33 401 Crone, Tanner Winnie 5 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 34 407 Dial, Weston Groveton 5

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Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 49 216 Elliott, John Michael Alvin 6 50 190 Sunvison, Carsyn McDade 10 51 517 Allen, Chisum Menard 3 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 52 168 Kortis, Kutter Gatesville 10 53 424 Kahla, Jack Jasper 5 54 608 Garza, Caleb Midland 2 55 632 Quigg, Titan Rankin 2 56 612 Greene, Colton Rocksprings 2 57 103 Koehn, Garrison Weimar 7 58 282 Fisher, Charles Bryan 9 59 90 Duty, Cash Weimar 7 60 623 Kirkpatrick, Krece Post 2 61 609 Gibson, Charlie Midland 2 62 217 Eppright, Cullen Cost 6 63 358 Kelley, Zane Combine 4 64 522 Bray, Wyatt Granbury 3 65 89 Durso, J D Alvin 7 66 392 Blanchard, Brady Beaumont 5 67 645 Wallis, Colten Big Springs 2 68 57 Meyer, Scott Sandia 8 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 69 385 Tettenhorst, Jayse Jacksonville 4 70 241 Oates, Garrett LaVernia 6 71 21 Allen, Tyler Cotulla 8 72 309 Peck, Gatlin Huntsville 9 73 496 McCarley, Colton Happy 1 74 505 Rice, Korbin Hobbs, NM 1 75 347 Dunham, Daniel Clarksville 4 76 258 Turner, Colby Johnson City 6 77 114 Milligan, Kreese Washington 7 78 324 Williams, Rowdy Huntsville 9 79 279 Enderli, Cash Liberty 9 80 177 Moody, Cinch Stephenville 10 81 519 Baker, Tanner Alvord 3 82 188 Silar, Wes Teague 10


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Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 83 341 Chadwick, Laramie Mineola 4 84 211 Crow, Casey LaVernia 6 85 112 Mazoch, Kolton El Campo 7 86 560 Miller, Hadley Boyd 3 87 109 Mack, Rusty Santa Fe 7 88 497 McClendon, Kyler Canadian 1 89 591 Bennett, Brendan Notrees 2 90 429 Maroney, Kade Mansfield, LA 5 91 542 Harris, Joel Braden San Angelo 3 92 293 Imhoff, Rance Navasota 9 93 479 Harter, Cody Amarillo 1 94 242 Ohrt, Clint Victoria 6 95 411 Duren, Dylan Huntington 5 96 567 Przilas, Sawyer Bowie 3 97 554 Mayfield, Shad Clovis, NM 3 98 56 Mendietta, Tres Riviera 8 99 266 Bell, Tyler Anderson 9 100 51 Lansford, Brandon Cotulla 8 101 414 Fisher, Bradford Liberty 5 102 72 Weaver, Braedon Chapman Ranch 8 Girls Cutting Thursday (June 14, 2018) and Friday (June 15, 2018) 1 78 Baker, Iris Dripping Springs 7 2 81 Bean, Brooklyn Cypress 7 3 595 Cavness, Madison Marathon 2 4 465 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 5 525 Clark, Kamryn Weatherford 3 6 526 Clark, Sheridan Weatherford 3 7 598 Clearman, Hadley Novice 2 8 600 Cravens, Rylie Sheffield 2 9 213 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 10 605 Driver, Jordan Garden City 2 11 535 Dukes, Mattie Weatherford 3 12 410 Dunn, Lyndie Midway 5 13 607 Dunn, Sophie Odessa 2 14 285 Ghormley, Aly Madisonville 9 15 417 Gould, Jayden Lufkin 5 16 353 Hoggett, Macy Garland 4 17 617 Hooper, Paydon Andrews 2 18 421 Horn, Haley Wells 5 19 225 Jordan, Kelsey Orange 6 20 622 King, Hannah Baird 2 21 299 Korenek, Zoey College Station 9 22 234 Melasky, Madison Groesbeck 6 23 559 Metcalfe, Annie May 3 24 433 Muckelroy, Abbie Center 5 25 117 Outhier, Madison Fulshear 7 26 124 Rice, Robbin Sealy 7 27 380 Schreck, Anna Marie Murphy 4 28 637 Seaton, Daylee Merkel 2 29 510 Sharp, Sierra Canyon 1 30 249 Shelton, Claire Krum 6 31 129 Slaughter, Lexington Hempstead 7 Thursday (June 14, 2018) and Friday (June 15, 2018) 32 66 Smith, Emma Pleasanton 8 33 130 Spiers, Allison Tomball 7 34 512 Tucker, Gracie Amarillo 1

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GOAT TYING Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Team Roping and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 1 230 Marek, Mayce Jourdanton 6 2 191 Terry, Kyndal Cleburne 10 3 213 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 4 512 Tucker, Gracie Amarillo 1 5 248 Seeker, Emily Brenham 6 6 153 Downing, Raley Troy 10 7 252 Spivey, Sage Victoria 6 8 239 Morris, Ainslee Belton 6 9 410 Dunn, Lyndie Midway 5 10 124 Rice, Robbin Sealy 7 11 204 Wilson, Sassy Mullin 10 12 650 Henderson, Brittany Del Rio 8 13 1 Cawthon, Alexandria Hutchins 4 14 618 Jones, Rayme Lamesa 2 Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Team Roping and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 15 315 Staggs, Carly Teague 9 16 336 Brockway, Gracey Royse City 4 17 192 Thomas, Brittne Venus 10 18 436 Oliver, Jayci Huntington 5 19 33 Dodson, Rylee Uvalde 8 20 175 McDeavitt, Emily Poolville 10 21 67 Toepperwein, Taryl Hondo 8 22 456 Young, Shelby Buna 5 23 197 Ward, Catlyn Miles 10 24 23 Bauerle, Shyanne Jourdanton 8 25 307 McMahon, Josie Richards 9 26 283 Garrett, Jessica Bryan 9 27 295 Jensen, Savannah Huntsville 9 28 647 Wash, Aspen Alpine 2 29 490 Johnson, Rylee Happy 1 30 464 Carroll, Blaine Crowell 1 31 127 Shook, Makenna Needville 7 32 119 Phillips, Hannah Katy 7 Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Team Roping and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 33 470 Didway, Remi Pampa 1 34 574 Scribner, Kylee Azle 3 Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Team Roping and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 35 313 Schueneman, Sierra Madisonville 9 36 338 Burkham, Kaitlyn Combine 4 37 231 McClaugherty, Caroline Tilden 6 38 2 Novak, Hayley Terrell 4 39 64 Sciba, Maile Victoria 8 40 510 Sharp, Sierra Canyon 1 41 534 Dockery, Kotie San Angelo 3 42 106 Lamb, Kera Sealy 7 43 132 Stone, Katelyn Van Vleck 7 44 563 Neal, Madison Stephenville 3 45 472 Espenson, Shelby Hart 1 46 639 Senter, Sayer Ropesville 2

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Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Team Roping and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 49 543 Henderson, Gracie Aurora 3 50 529 Cox, Mikayla Alvord 3 51 578 Smith, Riley Crowell 3 Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Team Roping and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 52 37 Figuerora, Kalista Victoria 8 53 415 Foley, Mackenzie Lufkin 5 54 269 Bruening, Lacy Huntsville 9 55 500 Norris, Cooper Canadian 1 56 27 Blair, Serah Kate Pleasanton 8 57 398 Champion, Ima Buffalo 5 58 155 Edens, Jordi Gatesville 10 59 489 Johnson, Kenli Happy 1 60 214 Deckert, Kacey Inez 6 61 71 Vela, Victoria Zapata 8 62 317 Stutts, Jaylyn Cameron 9 Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Team Roping and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 63 104 Krolczyk, Brooke Cypress 7 64 448 Stone, Nacona Joaquin 5 65 634 Rice, Maddy Lovington, NM 2 66 94 Giese, Blair Needville 7 67 614 Hamill, Joei Lubbock 2 Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Team Roping and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 68 572 Sawin, Lindsey Vernon 3 69 440 Reaves, Kristin Bullard 5 70 54 Mask, Kylie Lytle 8 71 607 Dunn, Sophie Odessa 2 72 465 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 73 218 Freeman, Brinlee Eagle Lake 6 74 527 Clayton, Catherine Dublin 3 75 422 Hurst, Alyssa Nacogdoches 5 76 342 Chaffin, Harley Jo Ivanhoe 4 77 186 Sealy, Saige San Saba 10 78 635 Richards, Madalyn Hereford 2 79 533 Denton, Addie Beth Albany 3 80 141 Bailey, Carsyn Paradise 10 81 344 Davis, Ashley Van Alstyne 4 Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Team Roping and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 82 277 Davis, Maison Kilgore 9 83 368 Nichols, Beth Alba 4 84 627 McNeill, Kenna Hayes Hobbs, NM 2 85 117 Outhier, Madison Fulshear 7 86 95 Glass, Taylor Gonzales 7 87 642 Vaughn, Allison San Angelo 2 88 285 Ghormley, Aly Madisonville 9 89 25 Bednorz, Emily Corpus Christi 8 90 421 Horn, Haley Wells 5

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ongratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Daniel Dunham! This eighteen-year-old senior competes in steer wrestling, team roping and calf roping. Steer wrestling is his favorite event because of the rush he gets every time he backs into the box. Daniel rides a dapple-gray named Jake, who he bought from a family friend. He loves that if Jake ever gets loose, he will instantly go back to his pen. Daniel has been part of rodeo ever since he was a little boy. “I started rodeoing when I was 5 years old. When I started I never dreamed it would take my life,” Daniel said. He joined TJHRA in the seventh grade and is now a member of THSRA. “My favorite memory would probably be when I caught my first calf. Nothing beats that feeling when you get to call someone and say you finally won something,” Daniel said. He went on to explain that his biggest accomplishment is when he won Steer Wrestling in the Founders Rodeo in Hallettsville. “I had started my year out not so well in the region rodeos. I missed my first few steers. Then I went to Hallettsville and not only caught but won the average. It helped build my self-esteem back up,” Daniel said. Not only does Daniel compete in rodeo, he also plays varsity basketball and is a member of the National Honor Society at Rivercrest high school. He was named honorable mention basketball player his sophomore year. Daniel also enjoys spending his free time hunting. Daniel has qualified for state every year of his high school rodeo career. His freshman year he qualified in steer wrestling and team roping. He went in both of those events sophomore year as well as adding calf roping. This year he was also the region 4 Steer Wrestling Champion. His junior year he competed in calf roping and steer wrestling. As a senior he is qualifying in all three of his events

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so far, however there are still four rodeos left. When asked if there were any sacrifices he had to make in order to compete in rodeo, he simply replied, “I do not think you make sacrifices when you are doing what you love.” His entire family supports him greatly. “I call all those late nights at the practice pen and miles on the rode great memories, not sacrifices,” added Shelia Dunham, Daniels mother. Daniel tries his best to keep a positive attitude. He believes that “your next run is your best run” and counts this phrase as his life motto. Professional calf roper, Shane Slack is someone who Daniel really admires. “In the past few years I have gotten close to him and he has helped me with so many things. One of the reasons I look up to him is because he cares about everyone and wants the best for them,” Daniel said. He has come a long way from his 5 year old rodeo self, however he has a soft spot for the little ones and loves to help others. “He loves to help the smaller kids. I still think about last summer when we went to Whitney and then on to Cleburne the next day. It was really hot and I am pretty sure he mugged for most, if not all, of the younger kids that night in ribbons and tie downs. Then lots of the girls had him and that was before he even roped. He was pretty hot and tired but enjoyed every minute. That night on our way to Cleburne he said some of those kids are going to have to find someone else tomorrow I can’t mug for everyone. After the rodeo I ask him what happened to not mugging for everyone, he smiled and said I just couldn’t tell them no,” Shelia said. In the future, Daniel plans to attend Stephen F. Austin and earn a general marketing degree. He does plan on continuing to rodeo throughout college. Daniel is honored to be chosen as this months Whatakid!


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NIGHTLY JACKPOTS Sunday 9:00 (Blue Barn Arena) Barrels, Poles, Team Roping Monday 9:00 (Blue Barn Arena) Goats, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway, Calf Roping Tuesday 6:30 (Outdoor Arena) Barrels, Goats, BAW, Calf Roping, Team Roping Wednesday 10:30 (Outdoor arena) Goats, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping Thursday after rodeo (Outdoor arena) Barrels, Poles, Team Roping **Bayou West saddle pad given to high money winner in each event for the week** ENTRY FEES: $40.00 1/head Goats, Barrels, Poles, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping (may only enter once) 60% PAYBACK $80.00/team Team Roping - (unlimited entries) 70% PAYBACK Books open one hour before jackpot (1st to enter last to rope) Books close at the start of each event HIGH STAKES JACKPOT Wednesday 2:00 Team Roping $500/team enter two times elimination style roping Thursday 2:00 Calf Roping $250 2 head/ short go Friday 2:00 Breakaway $250 2 head/ short go 70% PAYBACK All high stakes jackpot will be in the outdoor arena. MORNING PRACTICES MONDAY-THURSDAY 7:00 am Break-Away Roping (must have BAW Honda) 7:30 am Tie-Down Roping 8:00 am Steer Wrestling 8:30 am Team Roping $10.00 per run *Monday & Tuesday Blue Barn Arena * Wednesday & Thursday Outdoor Arena

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THE SUMMER RODEO TRAIL The last day of summer can only mean one thing … Summer Rodeo Season has officially started! As you prepare to hit the road this Summer we wanted to give you all the details on the best rodeos in Texas and beyond. Where they are, how to enter and how much they pay is all right here so get out a calendar and start planning your trip. We asked what your favorite rodeos are large and small, take a look at the list below and we bet you find some of your favorites here.

AJRA June 21-22 | Goldthwaite, TX Goldthwaite Arena June 22-23 | Eden, TX Concho Saddle Club Arena July 25-29 | Sweetwater, TX Nolan County Coliseum Page 27 BURLESON COUNTY YOUTH RODEO July 20-22 | Caldwell, TX | Page 40 IFYR July 8-13 | Shawnee, OK NJHFR June 24 - June 30 | Huron, SD NHSFR July 15 - July 21 | Rock Springs, WY TEJAS RODEO March Through November every Saturday night Bulverde, TX | Page 39 TEXAS FFA RODEO July 8-10

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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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June 2018

431 North 7th Abilene, Texas 79601

325-677-8677

GOOD LUCK TO ALL CONTESTANTS, COME BY AND SEE US!

CALF ROPES STRINGS TEAM ROPES BITS HEADSTALLS SADDLE PADS REINS HALTERS BELL BOOTS

SPLINT BOOTS GIRTS SKID BOOTS FARRIER SUPPLIES FLY SPRAYS FLY SHEETS SHOW SHEEN AND HAIR CARE ITEMS DIRECTIONS: South 11th all the way to Treadaway, turn right on Treadaway, go North on for 11 blocks, go under railroad tracks, travel straight ahead for 7 blocks, building with rock front and dark brown sides on the right or East side of Treadaway.

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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

PERFORMANCE REPORT

By Claire

Figge – Performance Reporter

egion VIII’s 2017-2018 season was definitely one for the books. It was a year of ups and downs, with lots of overcoming. Hurricane Harvey hit the coast early in the season, but raising the funds for the damage only brought our high school rodeo family closer together. In February, our region was devastated to hear the news about the loss of Eric Fretwell. Losing someone who was so involved in making our rodeos run smoothly was heartbreaking for everyone. Through all this, Region VIII did their best to pick up the Fretwell family and continue strong. Despite these tragedies, the Lord was good to Region VIII this season. The THSRA Founder’s Invitational Rodeo in Hallettsville was a huge success for us.

Emma Smith, Dalton Boyd, Will Pollock, Fisher Underbrink, and Hunter Underbrink all took home a win. Then, in December, the region watched Hailey Kinsel, our very own alumni, compete in the National Finals Rodeo and set a barrel racing arena record. THSRA’s sponsor Henson Motor Company toured all the regions with a truck they are donating, and Region VIII was chosen winner of the 2018 Henson Selfie. To close out the season, our hard working secretary, Mrs. Celina Fetty, was extremely excited to announce the $25,000 of scholarship money that HEB was donating to our seniors. All in all, it was a great rodeo season thanks to God’s hand of protection and the hard work put in by our parents and contestants. It was my pleasure being able to document our region’s struggles and successes throughout the year. Now on to state!! Viva El Ocho!

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PRESIDENT - SPIN EDWARDS VICE PRESIDENT - JESSICA GARRETT SECRETARY - LYNDIE DUNN

Change

STUDENT OFFICERS

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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hether one likes change or is resistant to change; change is inevitable at some time during life. Socrates said that the secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new. For the class of 2018, a big life change is soon to come. This change might be attending college, a trade school or entering the workforce. For Senior Carley Staggs, change is excitCARLEY STAGGS

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ing, as she will be attending Trinity Valley Community College to compete on their rodeo team and start her education toward becoming a nurse. Also wanting to make his mark in the medical field is Brad Roundtree. Brad will be attending Wharton Junior College to rodeo and work toward a degree in physical or occupational therapy. He says he wants to be able to help others when they are at a low point and get them back to the highest part of their life. College is not in the future for Ashley Castleberry. Her change will send her down the road chasing the NFR dream. She and her amazing horse Stormy have had many successes, but the Vegas lights in November is Ashley’s goal. We wish the class of 2018 great success in all their future endeavors, and though they may no longer be a member of Region IX High School Rodeo, they will forever be a part of the Region IX Family. As the seniors move on to great changes in their lives, change comes to Region IX for 2018 - 2019. New leaders, new officers, new seniors and new freshmen members create exciting change. Eddie Dyson has been a strong leader for 13 years. Through his dedication to Region IX, our association has been a success. Though he will no longer be the president, he will continue his dedication by serving as a state director along with Don Jackson and Jonathon Lawson. Mike Ghormley, who has served as a state director for the past two years, will take over the presidency with John Schueneman at his


side as Vice President. Adult leaders experienced change, and so did the student officer team. This year’s leaders, Zandie Hodges, Ashley Castleberry, Whitnee Stroade and Aly Ghormley, were very dedicated to leading our region. With a big changeup in the student leaders, the region foresees a continued dedication with Claye Ann Sullivan, Ashlyn Wright, Rheagan Cotten and Aly Ghormley taking the lead. Each of these roles are a huge responsibility and without them no group could be a success. The region is thankful for all who have served in the past and for the leaders of the future. A perfect quote for our upcoming year says, “Don’t be afraid of change, it is leading you to a new beginning.” With State competition coming quickly don’t let one thing change - practice! Stay in the practice pens and practice being positive. The State Champions and National Qualifiers may change, but remember change is inevitable and for the good. Jeremiah 29:11 promises that God knows the plans he has set for us; the plan includes allowing us to prosper and not harming us, but to supply us with hope and a future. Our future is full of change, but God has our back! See you down the road. God bless everyone! BRAD ROUNDTREE

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THSRA OFFICIAL DRAW

Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) after Steer Wrestling and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 41 402 Crump, Landri Campbell 5 42 420 Ferguson, Baleigh Frierson, LA 5 43 202 Wells, Kensey Christoval 10 44 128 Simpson, Carly Boling 7 45 26 Bitner, Brittany Helotes 8 46 20 Aasbo, Annika Asherton 8 47 261 Wittig, Hannah Spring Branch 6 48 648 Watters, Jodilyn Midland 2 49 36 Figge, Claire D’Hanis 8 50 620 Kenney, Brikayli Gardendale 2 Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) after Steer Wrestling and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Perf 51 431 McCall, Kalli Lufkin 5 52 635 Richards, Madalyn Hereford 2 53 180 Osbourn, Hannah San Saba 10 54 355 Johnson, Rainey Grandview 4 55 153 Downing, Raley Troy 10

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Hicks, Kelsey Magnolia 9 Lewis, Jaci Goldthwaite 10 Henderson, Pamela Streetman 9 Maples, Jorey Richmond 7 Hodges, Zandie Huntsville 9

Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) after Steer Wrestling and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Perf 61 387 Waller, Savana Cooper 4 62 539 Gates, Brittney Breckenridge 3 63 462 Brugman, Susan Canyon 1 64 589 Bean, Madison Clint 2 65 481 Hiatt, Kross Canyon 1 Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) after Steer Wrestling and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 66 605 Driver, Jordan Garden City 2 67 198 Webb, Katy Buffalo 10 68 299 Korenek, Zoey College Station 9 69 161 Hammond, Hannah Abilene 10 70 311 Ray, Georgia College Station 9 71 427 Lovelady, Hannah Palestine 5 72 295 Jensen, Savannah Huntsville 9 73 415 Foley, Mackenzie Lufkin 74 618 Jones, Rayme Lamesa 2 75 117 Outhier, Madison Fulshear 7

Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) after Steer Wrestling and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 76 336 Brockway, Gracey Royse City 4 77 625 Lozano, Brooklyn Lubbock 2 78 470 Didway, Remi Pampa 1 79 92 Franz, Jaycie Bay City 7 80 545 Herring, Annie Graford 3 81 55 McNeill, Kate Pleasanton 8 82 356 Elder, Morgan Caddo Mills 4 83 331 Barta, Elizabeth Fort Worth 4 84 485 Jameson, Jayda Roaring Springs 1 85 256 Tiner, Erica Rosanky 6 86 335 Britton, Stormi Alba 4 87 127 Shook, Makenna Needville 7 88 337 Buchanan, Blair Plano 4 89 352 Green, Natalie Longview 4 Tuesday Afternoon (June 12, 2018) after Steer Wrestling and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 90 597 Charlesworth, Colee Marathon 2 91 552 Massey, Savannah Alvarado 3 92 64 Sciba, Maile Victoria 8 93 339 Campbell, Baleigh Deberry 4 94 115 Moon, McKenzie Missouri City 7 95 550 Larson, Josie Sunset 3 96 259 Wentzel, Kaylee Hockley 6 97 574 Scribner, Kylee Azle 3 98 512 Tucker, Gracie Amarillo 1

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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.

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egion X members Chet Weitz, Calli Montague, and myself, Laney Fowler, where given the opportunity to represent Bloomer Trailers High School Rodeo Team for the 2018 summer rodeo season. Bloomer

Trailers hosted the team meeting at their headquarters in Salado, Texas, where we spent Easter weekend. Our days where filled with working with photographers and the team that puts the Bloomer commercials together that will be played at BRADI GOOD & JORDI EDENS all Bloomer events and shows! We learned interview skills and heard from a rodeo athletes such as Hailey Kinsel, Marty Yates, & Sage Kimzey as they told us about their journey to the National Finals Rodeo. Bloomer Trailers invests so much into Texas High School Rodeo Association. If you have the opportunity, make sure to let Randy & Kim Bloomer know how appreciative we are for what they do for our association! Region X members have been hauling up and down the road to amateur and pro rodeos preparing for state next month! Garett Chick ended up fifth in the average at the Guymon, Oklahoma PRCA rodeo. He finished first in Region X Standings and will be BLOOMER TEAM competing with part-


ner McCray Profili at the Texas High School State Finals next month. Barrel racer Carsyn Bailey also punched her card for the 2018 Jr NFR in Las Vegas, Nevada. She qualified at the Topeka, Kansas race and will be competing at the finals this comCARSYN BAILEY ing December. Jordi Edens competed in the breakaway at the Cody Ohl Jr Roping in Midland, Texas. She took home second in the average!

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Wall, Jentry Ropesville 2 West, Tyler Mertzon 2 Wetsel, Carson Richmond 7 Wright, Will Sulphur, LA 5 Young, Jessee Sumner 4

SADDLE BRONC Monday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 11, 2018) and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 278 Deveney, Jace Huntsville 9 508 Russell, Taylor Lipscomb 1 51 Lansford, Brandon Cotulla 8 520 Barrett, Bailey Ranger 3 179 Newman, Cale Hico 10 56 Mendietta, Tres Riviera 8 473 Franks, Cole Clarendon 1 80 Bazar, Jake Damon 7

Monday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 11, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 9 226 Kannard, Tristin Bigfoot 6 10 459 Baca, Jake Vega 1 11 638 Seaton, Hunter Merkel 2 12 62 Pollock, Will Utopia 8 Tuesday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 12, 2018) and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 13 194 Vance, Jake Joshua 10 14 3 Wright, Jack Sulphur, LA 5 15 474 Frazier, Dusty Gruver 1 Tuesday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 12, 2018) and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 16 349 Gibson, Cody Blossom 4 17 468 Culver Wells, Wyatt Hereford 1 18 158 Fleet, Parker Axtell 10 19 469 Davis, Chance Channing 1

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STEER WRESTLING Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) after Breakaway and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 612 Greene, Colton Rocksprings 2 77 Baird, Logan Simonton 7 162 Harmon, Cayden Lipan 10 105 Krolczyk, Shayne Cypress 7 112 Mazoch, Kolton El Campo 7 425 Kahla, Jake Jasper 5 327 York, Joe Huntsville 9 320 Thomas, Ky Elkhart 9

Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) after Breakaway and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 9 196 Walker, Dalton Clyde 10 10 363 Martin, Ray Mabank 4 11 452 Wallace, Thomas Cushing 5 12 24 Bauerle, Tyler Jourdanton 8 13 502 Norwood, Rowdy Amarillo 1 14 265 Bednarz, Tyler Crawford 9 15 62 Pollock, Will Utopia 8 16 424 Kahla, Jack Jasper 5 Monday Afternoon (June 11, 2018) after Breakaway and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance 17 347 Dunham, Daniel Clarksville 4 18 328 York, Layne Huntsville 9 19 91 Franco, Sebastian Sugarland 7 20 649 West, Tyler Mertzon 2 21 100 Harris, Trace Poth 7 22 211 Crow, Casey LaVernia 6 23 86 Curry, Garrett Richmond 7 24 482 Hiatt, Quade Canyon 1

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JUNIOR HIGH 48

REGION V: The Stakes Are High

By RILEY

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JAY OTWELL– TJHRA Reg V President

very day of the year is a constant hustle when the stakes are this high. I have worked day in and day out to finally get to this time of the year. With the TJHRA region finals coming to an end, the one thing that is on everyone’s mind is the state finals in Gonzales, Texas. During the year, I have had some ups and downs and things have not gone my way. I have had bad weekends where I did things like missing my calves, my goats getting up, or missing on the heel side for

my partner Tucker Scarber. As the year went on, I learned that trying to be fast was not always going to win the go round. I needed to be smooth and consistent and play it smart to get in the top five in all three of my events. Fast hands win from time to time, but consistent ones win in the end. After our last region rodeo, I handed over my title of Region V President to my very dear friend Abi DePriest. My game plan for state is to take it go round by go round and give it my all to compete with the best in Texas. Consistency is the key here and I am focused on my goal of making it to TJHRA Nationals every day until then. Next year I am moving up to high school and I will be competing in the cutting and team roping. Until then all I have my eyes set on is what I have to do to get my hands on a state title and if I play my cards right, I will be going on to fight for a national title. Good luck to all the competitors headed to Gonzales Texas for state finals.


REGION VI: Working Hard

By BRADI

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FREEMAN– TJHRA Reg VI Secretary

ell, another Junior High Rodeo season is over with. Everyone has worked so hard this year, and will continue to do so. We all practice as much as we can, and we always give 100% in and out of the arena. I am so proud to be part of an organization that everyone is so proud of. Rodeo is a sport where you just can’t “take a day off”. You always have to be willing to get better every chance you get. It’s a sport where you take the good and the bad, and keep moving forward. Believe me, I know, that it’s not always going to be good! Sometimes you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep trying! In the end

there’s always the reward of knowing that you put in the hard work and tried your best. I truly hope everyone’s hard work and determination pays off for them at state finals this year! This year, I was lucky enough to serve as TJHRA Secretary. I got to meet so many incredible people who love TJHRA as much as I do! I am very thankful for the opportunities that I was given this year. Traveling to meet and learn about our sponsors this year was so much fun! I would also like to thank everyone who works so hard for us at Region 6. From the parents, grandparents, and other family members who support us, to the volunteers who keep the rodeo running smoothly, you are appreciated! We give a special thanks to Mrs. Nena, and Mrs. Anne who always do more than what’s needed so that we can do what we love. Please keep praying for a special member of our region, Cole Ohrt. He’s still in need of our prayers and we want to send all the blessings we can to him and his family. Good luck to everyone at finals this year!

2017-2018 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

DELEGATE DAVID FREEMAN

832-221-1253

police@coeltx.net

DELEGATE AMANDA GORHAM

830-676-3373

gypsydoll75@yahoo.com

DELEGATE SHANE HANCOCK

254-379-3516

shanehancock74@yahoo.com

DELEGATE JEFF PARSLEY

903-842-4720

jparsleygeraniums@earthlink.net

DELEGATE JOE RICHARDS

806-676-5970

joe@diamondcattlefeeders.com

DELEGATE MARIE SMITH 830-570-7058 bmsmith1996@sbcglobal.net SECRETARY ANNE DOLLERY 979-412-2551 texasjuniorhighrodeo@gmail.com MARKETING DIRECTOR KRIES VAUGHAN

830-279-8590

rkriesvaughan@gmail.com

STATE DIRECTORS

Region I GARY CLEMENTS GUY ELLIOTT LANCE GAILLARD

gclements@farmersagent.com glelliott@wilbargercscd.com lsgaillard@yahoo.com

806-346-5217 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 JODIE MORIAN 409-384-5552 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 BUBBA ACHILLE KIMMI BYLER KELLY REINA

Bubba@iespecialist.com bcross1@aol.com kellyreina@yahoo.com

832-250-4628 979-472-0034 979-799-5474

r.baldwin147@icloud.com jlkahladds@att.net 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 LYLE SMITH 936-581-4255 lyle.smith74@gmail.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 QUAY LLOYD V.PRES BRAEDON SCOTT SECRETARY BRANDI FREEMAN PRINCESS LARAMIE DEARING

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REGION VII: Accomplish Your Goals

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LEE BYLER – TJHRA Reg VII

n 1948 the largest organized group of women’s professional barrel racing was founded; it is commonly know as the Women’s Professional Rodeos Association. Barrel racing is truly a special event in the rodeo world, and one of the most exciting to watch. While cowboys are holding on bucking bronc’s and spinning bulls, cowgirls are charging through the gate in a race against the clock and their fellow competitors. The faster

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the rider completes the pattern, the higher up on the leader board the pair will land. It is a race against the clock at every competition. Some arenas are big with the barrels set far apart; while others are in small coliseums with little room past the barrels to the arena wall. The arena conditions, and size of pattern all have a factor in how fast the times will reflect across the leader board. For an instance the Pendleton Round Up is held outside on a large grass arena, with the times coming in at twenty two seconds. The National Finals is held in the Thomas and Mack Coliseum, the Championship rounds are sub fourteen second runs. The same three barrels must be turned in a cloverleaf pattern, big difference in the size of each run. While barrel racing may not look difficult to some people, it requires a lot of time and practice to be on top of this sport. There is a strong bond that horse and rider have that are crucial to the success of the barrel racing pattern. The riders horsemanship skills are crucial for the two athletes to be in sync during their run. The horse is like a

fine turned engine with your foot on the accelerator, purring at the starting line. Rev the engine too much or over work the horse up before the run you may run out of gas before the finish. Knowing every movement the jockey and horse make together can shave precious tenths off the clock. The horse’s athleticism and mental condition have a major impact on their success, keeping the horse fit and free of injuries reduces the stress they are under from hauling down the road. Whether you practice at home, or during the local weekly jackpots it all prepares you for the bigger runs that you have in your future. As you strive to accomplish the goals you have set. It will be a long and hard process, but as long as you keep a positive attitude and a great work ethic, it will all pay off in the end. If you do not put in the work of taking care of your horse, keeping them in shape, and in the best physical condition possible you will not succeed. The more effort and time that you put into barrel racing, the greater the results will be in the long run.


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THSRA OFFICIAL DRAW

TEAM ROPING Monday Morning (June 11 2018) after Barrels and Friday Night (June 15, 2018) Performance 1 478 Madison Haley Canyon 1 Reid Long 492 Canadian 2 297 Tyler Ketchum Madisonville 9 Wiliam Lindsey 304 Fairfield 3 156 Rowdy Elkins Early 10 Colton Dowell 151 Marlin 4 483 Kelton Hill Canadian 1 Colton McCarley 496 Happy 5 458 Harris Albracht Bushland 1 Hadley Albracht 457 Bushland 6 417 Jayden Gould Lufkin 5 Ty Rhodes 442 DeQueen, AR 7 460 Slade Baumann Canyon 1 Kagan Pillars 503 Hereford 8 362 Cole Martin Mabank 4 Ray Martin 363 Mabank 9 372 Ethan Priefert Mt. Pleasant 4 Caroline Blackard 333 Mt. Pleasant 10 633 Brody Rankin Roaring Springs 2 Brendan Bennett 591 Notrees 11 524 Cord Clanton Midlothian 3 Tanner Baker 519 Alvord 12 58 Juan Meza Zapata 8 Juan Gonzalez 45 Laredo 13 205 Jace Wright Oglesby 10 Kutter Kortis 168 Gatesville 14 382 Presley Spoonemore Annona 4 Douglas Cody Williams 388 Bogata

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Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Barrels and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 394 Trey Box Timpson 5 Hunter Dillard 408 Center 407 Weston Dial Groveton 5 Cutter Nugent 435 Daisetta 69 Fisher Underbrink Pleasanton 8 Hunter Underbrink 70 Pleasanton 432 Kasen McCall Lufkin 5 Clayton Lowry 428 Wills Point 140 JW Allen Goldthwaite 10 Wyatt Lloyd 172 San Angelo 112 Kolton Mazoch El Campo 7 Weston Livanec 107 El Campo 582 Kreece Thompson Munday 3 Hayden Cape 523 Earth 216 John Michael Elliott Alvin 6 Rylie Smith 251 Whitsett 626 Cody Lucero Mason 2 Jose Salinas Jr. 636 Junction 359 Dawson Klika Winnsboro 4 Laramie Chadwick 341 Mineola 48 Nico Hinojosa Odem 8 Jesse Martinez 53 Laredo 144 Brody Baugh Menard 10 Garrett Hill 165 Menard 560 Hadley Miller Boyd 3 Tallan Miller 561 Bridgeport 84 Cade Boettcher East Bernard 7 Tanner S. Tomlinson 135 Angleton 120 Paisley Pierce Sweeny 7 Aspen Miller 113 Santa Fe 393 Brody Blanton Henderson 5 Cayl Sieber 446 Troup 93 Kaleb Friedel Yoakum 7 Cash Duty 90 Weimar

Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Barrels and Friday Morning (June 15, 2018) Performance 32 522 Wyatt Bray Granbury 3 Zant Lewis 551 Hermleigh 33 392 Brady Blanchard Beaumont 5 Bradford Fisher 414 Liberty 34 Christopher delaCruz 345 Wills Point 381 Dylan Smith Scurry 4

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Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Barrels and Thursday Night (June 14, 2018) Performance Colton Greene 612 Rocksprings 631 Kaden Prince Snyder 2 624 Jayden Kitchens Midland 2 Sergio Cervantes 596 Midland 103 Garrison Koehn Weimar 7 Logan Grimm 99 Cypress 453 Peyton Walters Tennessee Colony 5 Cash Davis 404 New Boston 318 Tristan Sullivan Centerville 9 Hagen Herring 288 Normangee 269 Lacy Bruening Huntsville 9 Hunter Wells 322 Madisonville 56 Tres Mendietta Riviera 8 Braedon Weaver 72 Chapman Ranch 215 Cutter Duckett Wimberley 6 Jesse Hines 222 Hondo 148 Garett Chick Salado 10 McCray Profili 181 Anderson 312 Brad Roundtree Madisonville 9 Dylan Hoffman 291 Normangee 146 Jace Bland Turkey 10 Justin Elms 157 Thorndale 185 Chase Sandstrom Comfort 10 Grant Gilbraith 160 Austin 298 Bubba Kloecker Roans Prairie 9 Triston Johnson 296 Montgomery 34 Ann Marie Egusquiza Refugio 8 Cody Egusquiza 35 Refugio 32 Michael Cruz Zapata 8 Alejandro Gonzalez 44 Zapata

Monday Morning (June 11, 2018) after Barrels and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 50 323 Cody Wideman Lott 9 Sammy Carranza 271 New Waverly 51 537 Trace Foust Spur 3 Clayton McLaughlin 557 Burnet 52 430 Shane Martin Chireno 5 Stran Johnson 423 Shreveport, LA

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Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Barrels and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 200 Chet Weitz London 10 True Lacina 169 Amarillo 385 Jayse Tettenhorst Jacksonville 4 Mason Howard 354 Jacksonville 573 Cody Schulz Alvarado 3 Ty Meals 558 Paradise 229 Cole Maples Buda 6 Colby Shelton 250 Dripping Springs 484 Kooper Huddleston Amarillo 1 Calahan Jeffreys 487 Amarillo 116 Connor Norris Cypress 7 Kyle Kelso 102 East Bernard 139 Slade Wood Needville 7 Caleb Green 98 Spring Branch 482 Quade Hiatt Canyon 1 Jabin Rice 504 Hobbs, NM 616 Damian Hernandez Odessa 2 Karlo Urias 641 Midland

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Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Barrels and Thursday Morning (June 14, 2018) Performance 466 Spencer Clements Stratford 1 Korbin Rice 505 Hobbs, NM 376 Garrett Roffino Kaufman 4 Eric Minter 366 Detroit 223 Buckie Houston Schulenberg 6 Ty Toddy 257 LaGrange 235 Colton Miller Seguin 6 Casey Crow 211 LaVernia 256 Erica Tiner Rosanky 6 Anslee Morris 239 Belton 73 Gregory Wilkinson Stockdale 8 Abel Flores 38 Floresville 426 Kane Key Garrison 5 Thomas Wallace 452 Cushing 540 Clayton Godwin Bridgeport 3 Parker Parish 565 Weatherford

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Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Barrels and Wednesday Night (June 13, 2018) Performance 327 Joe York Huntsville 9 Layne York 328 Huntsville 284 Blake Georg Midway 9 Will Farris 281 Madisonville 203 Leander Williams Thorndale 10 Whit Kitchens 167 Mullin 566 Darcy Podzemny Bridgeport 3 Kutter Johnson 547 Gordon 351 Kolton Green Foreman, AR 4 Kaden Profili 373 Jacksonville 105 Shayne Krolzczyk Cypress 7 Bryce Belknap 82 Alvin 68 Colten Trejo Harlingen 8 Ernesto Garcia 42 Lasara 267 Colby Boettcher Waller 9 Jordan Lewis 302 Willis 510 Sierra Sharp Canyon 1 Logan Martin 494 Vega 594 Nora Carrasco Alpine 2 Cowboy Porras 630 Midland 502 Rowdy Norwood Amarillo 1 Justin Norwood 501 Amarillo 421 Haley Horn Wells 5 Blake Griffin 419 Center 569 Mason Rust Gordon 3 Cutter Overton 564 Mineral Wells 246 Lantz Pyssen Gonzales 6 Miles Svoboda 254 Gonzales

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Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Barrels and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 465 Carly Christian Amarillo 1 Wyatt Griffin 477 Guymon, OK 602 Garrett Dickey Midland 2 Daryan Dominquez 604 Hobbs, NM 447 Nathan Socia Lufkin 5 Evan Green 418 Lufkin 386 McCain Wake Haworth, OK 4 Latham Dickson 346 Stamps, AR 237 Wells Mitchell Stockdale 6 Buckshot Patterson 243 Wimberley 364 Max Mathis Ben Wheeler 4 Emilee Moyer 367 Hugo, OK 247 Chase Ruhnke Uvalde 6 Ryan Nettle 240 Brenham 39 Cash Fretwell Pleasanton 8 Rymond Haby 46 El Indio 219 Jarrett Freeman Tolar 6 Logan Moore 238 Pleasanton 609 Charlie Gibson Midland 2 Tyler West 649 Mertzon

Tuesday Morning (June 12, 2018) after Barrels and Wednesday Morning (June 13, 2018) Performance 94 498 Zach Nicholson Perryton 1 Kason Vigil 513 White Deer 95 43 Jordan Garcia Freer 8 Caleb Garcia 41 Freer 96 142 Trace Baldwin Groesbeck 10 Ty Baldwin 143 Groesbeck 97 118 Kolby Petrich Hempstead 7 Tanner J Tomlinson 134 Sealy 98 275 Caden Crosby Montgomery 9 Cooper Crosby 276 Montgomery 99 76 Connor Atkinson Needville 7 Kreese Milligan 114 Washington 100 613 Jack Griffin Eldorado 2 Titan Quigg 632 Rankin 101 147 Levi Boatright Marble Falls 10 Clayton Downing 152 Troy 102 640 Sutton Senter Ropesville 2 Caden Beatty 590 Levelland 103 546 Zane Huffman Poolville 3 Will Eddleman 536 Santa Anna

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Farm & Ranch Family of the year

The Charlesworth Family of Region II by Catelyn Felts

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ongratulations to this month’s McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Charlesworth’s! The Region II family resides in Marathon, Texas where they own and operate Charlesworth Ranch Company. Brent, Leslea, Colee (16), and Emilee’s (12) business consists of stocking; turning out yearlings in the spring and shipping out in the fall. They also provide stock for their region’s THSRA rodeos. While Brent and Leslea both grew up in the ranching lifestyle, it was not until 16 years ago they began a business of their own. As most people who have been exposed to the ranching way of life would agree, there are a number of positive character traits and attributes that come as a result of growing up in this particular lifestyle. “It means the world knowing my kids have a work ethic and morals,” Brent said. “They know right from wrong, they’ve seen animals being born, and they’ve seen animals die. The ranch has every life lesson there is and my girls have been experiencing these life lessons since they could walk.” Colee and Emilee are both homeschooled allowing them to play a very large role in the family business as well as focus their time on their horses and rodeos. “The girls go with me every day,” Brent said. “They are some of my biggest help; they know exactly what they need to do whether we are moving cattle or shipping. We are always in communication as a family, and that is one of the beauties of homeschooling.” In addition to their daily chores of feeding all of the animals, their tasks range depending on the day and what needs to be done; however, their absolute favorite thing to do on the ranch is dragging calves when it comes time to work them. While Emilee and Colee make it a priority to practice their rodeo events on a daily basis, the horsemanship skills they are able to elaborate on while they are helping on the ranch play a big part in the success they see in the arena. “They ride six to seven hours a day gathering in the pasture,” Brent said. “Those horsemanship skills, no matter what events

you do, are something that needs to constantly be worked on and riding on the ranch gives them more time to better themselves.” Colee participates in the high school division of the team roping, breakaway roping, pole bending and barrel racing, while Emilee participates in the junior high division of the team roping, breakaway roping, pole bending and barrel racing. Emilee also has a passion for trick riding and performs at a variety of PRCA rodeos across the nation. In 2015 she even got the opportunity to perform at the fifth round of competition at the National Finals Rodeo. While business is important, Brent and Leslea strive to make the ranching lifestyle a fun environment for the girls. “When they were little, Leslea and I decided we were not going to push rodeo,” Brent said. “If they wanted to play sports or do whatever we were going to support them, but from the first time they got on horses in diapers it wasn’t an option; they were hooked.” Though times can get hectic as a business owner, and rodeo family Brent said they are “as tight of a family as you could imagine.” And, while everyone plays a very important role in all of the operations, Brent credits his wife for being the driving force behind their success. “My wife is a rock star,” Brent said. “From hauling the girls all over, to homeschooling them, to cooking for 10-15 guys while we are working cattle in the spring and fall and then being right there horseback with us, she does it all. She is a hand, and she is the backbone of this operation.” The family said they are very happy to be chosen as the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the month, and they are thankful for McCoy’s partnership with the THSRA. The Charlesworth’s seem to be a textbook example of what the ranching way of life is about and very deserving of this honor. Thank you to the Charlesworth’s and the rest of the ranching families who dedicate their livelihood to playing a part in feeding the world.

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