June 2016 Extreme Team News, Official News of Texas High School and Junior High Rodeo

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

PO Box 862, Centerville, TX 75833 903.536.4098 (home) steve@txriatarealty.com

HOLLY DeLAUNE Marketing Director

1ST VICE PRESIDENT MIKE COOK

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2ND VICE PRESIDENT ALAN BOHLEN

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR COTTON GEORGE

Computer Programmer brian.roberts53@att.net 281.213.9143

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

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schedule of events SATURDAY, JUNE 4 U.S. ARMY SPONSOR OF THE DAY 8:00 AM - Queen Contest - Horsemanship - both rounds - Coliseum 8:00 AM - NRA Shooting Contest - Callahan County Shooting Range 6:00 PM - Queen Contest - Judges Meeting, Introduction, Impromptu Questions - Round Building 7:30 PM - Queen Contest - Dinner 8:15 PM - Queen Contest - Speech and Modeling 6:00:00-8:00 PM - Sponsors, Abilene Officials, & THSRA Directors Dinner - Joe Allen's Ranch

Regional Queen Contestants Introduction - Category Awards and Announcement of the 2016-17 Queen - Directly after the meeting Region Team Pictures taken 5:00 PM - 1st go Reined Cow Horse Event - Horse Barn 7:00 PM - Ariat Olympics Competition - Coliseum 8:00 PM - Dodge Ball Tournament: Region vs. Region Coliseum - Presented by American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches 9:00 PM - Ariat Jackpots - BLUE BARN ARENA - Barrels, Poles, Team Roping 10:00 PM - Contestant's Welcome Dance - Round Building

MONDAY, JUNE 6 HENSON MOTORS & CH GRAPHICS SPONSORS OF THE SUNDAY, JUNE 5 RESISTOL, BOOT BARN & KUBOTA TRACTORS SPONSORS DAY 8:00 AM - START 1st GO-ROUND OF THE DAY Barrel Racing (1st half) - Outdoor Covered Arena 9:00 AM - CHECK-IN - Open - Coliseum Team Roping (1st half) - Outdoor Covered Arena 10:00 AM - Church Service by Terry Holland - Coliseum Goat Tying (1st half) - Outdoor Covered Arena 11:00 AM - Queen Contest - Personal Interviews and Test Calf Roping (1st half) - Coliseum 1:00 PM - ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE CHECKED IN Bareback - Saddle Bronc - Bull Riding - Coliseum - MANDATORY EQUIPMENT CHECK/INSPECTION for 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Directors Reception - Free BBQ Lunch ALL Rough Stock Riders and MANDATORY Safety -Big Country Hall Seminar Contestants, Parents, & Officials Lunch 1:30 PM - SCHOLARSHIP RECEIPIENT PRESENTATION 1:00 PM - CONTINUE 1st GO-ROUND Ranch House Breakaway Roping (1st half) - Coliseum 2:30 PM - CONTESTANT'S MEETING - Coliseum - ALL Steer Wrestling (1st half) - Coliseum CONTESTANTS MUST ATTEND Pole Bending (1st half) - Coliseum - Awarding of 2016 Scholarships 4:45 PM - 1st go Awards for Reined Cow Horse - Horse Barn - QUEEN CONTESTANTS PRESENTED

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5:00 PM - 2nd go Reined Cow Horse Event - Horse Barn 7:00 PM - Henson Motor's Truck Push Contest - Coliseum 9:00 PM - Ariat Jackpots - BLUE BARN ARENA - Goats, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping TUESDAY, JUNE 7 ARIAT, HEEL O MATIC & CACTUS ROPES SPONSORS OF THE DAY 8:00 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 Calf Roping (2nd half) - Coliseum Bareback - Saddle Bronc - Bull Riding - Coliseum 8:45 AM - 2nd Go Round & Top 15 Awards for Reined Cow Horse - Horse Barn 9:00 AM - Short Go Reined Cow Horse Event - Horse Barn 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 6:30 PM - SUPERSIZED Ariat Jackpots - Outdoor Arena - Barrels, Poles, Goats,Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping, Team Roping 7:00 - 10:00 PM - Dragsteer Roping at entrance to Outdoor Arena sponsored by AFCC 7:00 PM - Region Secretaries, Presidents and Sponsors Appreciation - MCM Elegante' 10:00 - 10:30 - Cowboy Church Service by Brandon Henderson - During Jackpot Break Dragsteer Roping Short Go Round WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 LONE STAR FEED & OE NUTRACEUTICALS SPONSORS OF THE DAY 8:30 AM - Reined Cowhorse State Champion & National Qualifiers awards- Coliseum 9:00 AM - 1st Rodeo Performance - Coliseum 2:00 - 4:00 PM - CAVENDER'S SPECIAL KIDS RODEO & PARTY - Coliseum Special Kids Contestants, Adult Volunteers, and ALL THSRA CONTESTANTS 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 10:30 PM - Ariat Jackpots - Outdoor Arena - Goats, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping THURSDAY, JUNE 9 MCCOY'S, PRIEFERT & TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE SPONSORS OF THE DAY 9:00 AM - 3rd Rodeo Performance - First Go Round Boys Cutting - Horse Barn Arena - First Go Round Girls Cutting - Horse Barn 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 - Ariat Jackpots - Outdoor Arena - Barrels, Poles, Team Roping 10:00 PM - Contestant's Dance - Round Building FRIDAY, JUNE 10 BLOOMER TRAILERS & WHATABURGER SPONSORS OF THE DAY 9:00 AM - 5th Rodeo Performance - Second Go Round Girls Cutting - Horse Barn Arena - Second Go Round Boys Cutting - Horse Barn 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 Trailer - after Barrels 10:00 PM - Contestant's Dance - Round Building SATURDAY, JUNE 11 DR. TANDY FREEMAN & CAPITAL FARM CREDIT 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 Henso Motors Truck - after Barrels after rodeo - Final's Champion Buckles awarded - Round Building after rodeo - N H S R A FINALS CONTESTANT'S MEETING STATE CHAMPION AWARDS

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2016 THSRA State Finals Grand Entry Guidelines 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, two a day so it is easy to remember. Monday and Tuesday morning grand entries we also need help with so those are divided up as well. Please have at least 5 members from your region to help carry flags. More than 5 would be nice. 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 6 through 10 Tuesday – Regions 1 through 5 REGION ASSIGNMENTS FOR MORNING & EVENING PERFORMANCES: Wednesday – Regions 3, 4 & 6 – Team Cinch members will be introduced that evening Thursday – Regions 1, 8 & 9 Friday – Regions 2, 5, 7 & 10 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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TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATIOn 2016 STATE FINALS RODEO

tenative ORDER OF EVENTS June 6 - 11, 2016

ORDER OF EVENTS - 1st GO Monday & Tuesday Morning Outside Arena Coliseum Barrel Racing Calf Roping Team Roping Bareback Goat Tying Saddle Bronc Bull Riding

Monday & Tuesday Afternoon Coliseum Breakaway Roping Steer Wrestling Pole Bending

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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REGION I All Around Cowboy Dusty Frazier All Around Cowgirl Carly Christian Rookie Cowboy Quade Hiatt Rookie Cowgirls Cheyenne Miller Queen Snow Lopez Bareback Josiah Brooks Saddle Bronc Dusty Frazier Bull Riding Wyatt Culver Steer Wrestling Dusty Frazier Calf Roping Zack Kirkpatrick Team Roping Treylr Jackson & Cutter McLain Boys Cutting Jake Baca Barrel Racing Holland Poole Pole Bending Matty Wells Goat Tying Kelsey Espenson Breakaway Jesse Valdez Girls Cutting Carly Christian Reined Cow Horse Zac O'Neal REGION II All Around Cowboy Samray Hooper All Around Cowgirl Delani Wood Rookie Cowboy Dalton Walker Rookie Cowgirls Sayer Senter Queen Brighlon Kilpatrick Bareback Tyler Handley Saddle Bronc Samray Hooper Bull Riding Dalton Kasel Steer Wrestling Dalton Walker Calf Roping Charlie Gibson Team Roping Sage Good & Truman Magnus Boys Cutting Samray Hooper Barrel Racing Swaize Lee Pole Bending Reagan Jordan Goat Tying Kenna McNeill Breakaway Whitley Whitewood Girls Cutting Hadley Clearman Reined Cow Horse Samray Hooper REGION III All Around Cowboy Brett Stuart All Around Cowgirl Destiny Hatfield Rookie Cowboy Zane Huffman Rookie Cowgirls Kylee Scribner Bareback Clint Mayo Saddle Bronc Logan Decker Bull Riding Colton Kelly Steer Wrestling Chase Wilson

Calf Roping Hagen Houck Team Roping Ty Harris & Paden Bray Boys Cutting Zane Huffman Barrel Racing Kylee Scribner Pole Bending Kylee Scribner Goat Tying Hayley Danley Breakaway Brooke Jordan Girls Cutting Claudia Kirk Reined Cow Horse Reece Rosenauer REGION IV All Around Cowboy Ty Eason All Around Cowgirl Katlyn Melvin Rookie Cowboy Ty Rhodes Rookie Cowgirls Jessee Young Bareback Tyler Johnson Saddle Bronc Cody Gibson Bull Riding Kyle McDaniel Steer Wrestling Daniel Dunham Calf Roping Cooper Christophersen Team Roping Eric Williams & Bryce Braden Boys Cutting Ty Eason Barrel Racing Blair Buchanan Pole Bending Katlyn Melvin Goat Tying Lena Whitehead Breakaway Lena Whitehead Girls Cutting Chloe Costello Reined Cow Horse Josh Briggs, Bryce Briggs & Ty Eason REGION V All Around Cowboy Logan Cook All Around Cowgirl Haley Horn Rookie Cowboy Kane Key Rookie Cowgirls Haley Horn Bareback Trey Thomas Saddle Bronc Logan Cook Bull Riding Seth Rustin Steer Wrestling Shiloh Stone Calf Roping Logan Cook & Trent Turner Team Roping Cayl Sieber & Clayton Lowry Boys Cutting Skyler Woolls Barrel Racing Jessica Lewis Pole Bending Lexi Smith Goat Tying Hannah Hemphill Breakaway Mersadie Martin Girls Cutting Emily Smith Reined Cow Horse Colleen Bridges

REGION VI All Around Cowboy Ryan Nettle All Around Cowgirl Paige Dawson Rookie Cowboy Miles Svoboda Rookie Cowgirls Kyson Buckner Queen Bailey Snyder Bareback Zane Hix Bull Riding Andrew Lively Steer Wrestling Mitchell Hutto Calf Roping Casey Whited Team Roping Neilon Reitz & Logan Shelton Boys Cutting Chaser Crouch Barrel Racing Paige Dawson Pole Bending Kaelin Ware Goat Tying Lindsei Harvey Breakaway Bailey Jay Girls Cutting Paige Dawson REGION VII All Around Cowboy Tanner Green All Around Cowgirl Kasey Kretzschmar Rookie Cowboy Will Black Rookie Cowgirls Avery Sulak Bareback Lane McGehee Saddle Bronc Haden Roberts Bull Riding Jacob Thorn Steer Wrestling Wyatt Sbrusch Calf Roping Austin Atkinson Team Roping Cord Kohleffel & Tanner Tomlinson Boys Cutting Garrett Reynolds Barrel Racing Kasey Kretzschmar Pole Bending Maddie Christian Goat Tying Brandi Bratton Breakaway Madison Milligan Girls Cutting Tristan Bowen Reined Cow Horse Allison Spiers REGION VIII All Around Cowboy Brandon Lansford All Around Cowgirl Brittany McKinney Rookie Cowboy Cash Fretwell Rookie Cowgirls Serah Kate Blair Bareback Dalton Boyd Saddle Bronc Will Pollock Bull Riding Brett Garza Steer Wrestling Eric Atkinson Calf Roping Cameron Crow Team Roping Jacob Patterson & Justin delaGarza

Boys Cutting West Henderson Barrel Racing Sissy Winn Pole Bending Melissa Garcia Goat Tying Logan Quinn Breakaway Zoey Wiatrek Girls Cutting Hannah Allison Reined Cow Horse Faith Gonzalez REGION IX All Around Cowboy Spur Luke All Around Cowgirl Tacy Webb Rookie Cowboy Riley Webb Rookie Cowgirls Aly Ghormley Bareback Dylan Chandler Saddle Bronc Colby Winfrey Bull Riding Parker McCown Steer Wrestling Luke Yargo Calf Roping Riley Webb Team Roping Lane Ardoin & Hayden Rasco Boys Cutting Colton Currie Barrel Racing Kelsie Winfrey Pole Bending Aly Ghormley Goat Tying Hailey Bruening Breakaway Jessica Garrett Girls Cutting Morgan Starns Reined Cow Horse Whitney Anderson REGION X All Around Cowboy Leighton Berry All Around Cowgirl Madisen Goforth Rookie Cowboy Whit Kitchens Rookie Cowgirls Kyleigh Powell Bareback Leighton Berry Saddle Bronc Parker Fleet Bull Riding Daniel Keeping Steer Wrestling Tanner Fleet Calf Roping Chantz Webster Team Roping Jarett Freeman & Andrew Hill Boys Cutting Chantz Webster Barrel Racing Kambria McDougal Pole Bending Kyleigh Powell Goat Tying Catherine Clayton Breakaway Skylar Southerland Girls Cutting Sadye Simpson

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J & J RODEO COMPANY’S JACKPOT & PRACTICE ARENA Texas High School Finals – Abilene, TX 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) SUPERSIZED Barrels, Poles, Goats, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping, Team Roping **Bayou West saddle pad given to winner in each event** Wednesday 10:30 (Outdoor arena) Goats, Steer Wrestling, BAW, Calf Roping Thursday after rodeo (Outdoor arena) Barrels, Poles, Team Roping 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 A CUT ABOVE BUCKLES TO HIGH MONEY WINNING BOY AND GIRL OF THE WEEK IN THE JACKPOTS. HIGH STAKES JACKPOT Wednesday 2:00 Team Roping $500/team enter once elimination style roping Thursday 2:00 Calf Roping $250 2 head/ short go Friday 2:00 Breakaway $250 2 head/ short go 70% PAYBACK MORNING PRACTICES MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:00 am Break-Away Roping 7:30 am Tie-Down Roping 8:00 am Steer Wrestling 8:30 am Team Roping $10.00 per run OR 3 runs for $25.00 *Monday & Tuesday Blue Barn Arena * Wednesday-Friday Outdoor Arena For more information contact Heather Murray 903-461-4335 CASH ONLY PLEASE

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THSRA OFFICIAL DRAW

BAREBACK RIDING Monday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 6, 2016) and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 557 Barrett, Bailey Ranger 3 2 438 Dever, Blaine Crosby 5 3 360 Brown, Wake Midland 2 4 517 Hibler, Layton Wheeler 1 5 341 Strawser, Jared Te a g u e 9 6 136 Roberts, Haden Alvin 7 7 653 Johnson, Tyler Athens 4 8 121 McGehee, Lane Victoria 7 Monday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 9 317 Jackson, Braden Madisonville 9 10 32 Boyd, Dalton Vanderpool 8 11 107 Gore, Cody Beasley 7 12 667 Smith, Beau Mabank 4 13 506 Eddleman, Colton Shamrock 1 Tuesday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 14 296 Chandler, Dylan Buffalo 9 15 600 Mayo, Clint Stephenville 3 16 238 Hix, Zane Bulverde 6 17 484 Thomas, Trey Elkhart 5 Tuesday Morning after 1st Section of Bull Riding (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 18 429 Chapman, Travis Woodville 5 19 599 Mayo, Clayton Stephenville 3 20 154 Berry, Leighton Weatherford 10 21 495 Brooks, Josiah Amarillo 1 22 597 Luschen, Cy Bedford 3 23 424 Bailey, Cole Marshall 5 24 639 Fedor, Colby Grandview 4 25 376 Handley, Tyler Andrews 2 26 269 Sibert, Zane Buda 6

BARRELS Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 656 Melvin, Katlyn Paradise 4 2 150 Antolik, Ava Georgetown 10 3 129 Phillips, Haley Katy 7 4 71 Puig, Jordan Laredo 8 5 66 McKinney, Brittany Berclair 8 6 417 Whitewood, Whitley Bandera 2 7 180 Hammond, Hannah Abilene 10 8 580 Hatfield, Destiny Hawley 3 9 674 Wagner, Molly Winnsboro 4 10 21 Allison, Hannah Orange Grove 8 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 11 225 Buckner, Kyson Brenham 6 12 578 Harmon, Danielle Abilene 3 13 528 Martin, Taylor Wellington 1 14 628 Buchanan, Blair Plano 4

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538 Poole, Holland Pampa 1 612 Sockwell, Ashton Van Alstyne 3 618 Whitener, Morgan Joshua 3 47 Garcia, Melissa Corpus Christi 8 34 Bryce, MacKenzie Falfurrias 8 430 Clark, Ashton Lufkin 5 681 Young, Jessee Sumner 4 552 Wright, Holly Gruver 1 383 Jones, Rayme Lamesa 2 199 Powell, Kyleigh Troy 10 102 Christian, Maddie Richmond 7 220 Bass, Charlsey Rae Wimberley 6 527 Macy, Brogan Post 1 322 Kaminski, Kenna Bellville 9 258 Morgan, Callie Boerne 6 441 Elliott, Lara Arp 5

Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 31 217 Arledge, Tera Milano 6 32 550 Wells, Robbyn Hereford 1 33 397 McNeill, Kenna Hayes Hobbs, NM 2 34 505 Didway, Rilee Pampa 1 35 98 Bowen, Tristan Brenham 7 36 458 Lummus, Emmi Orangefield 5 37 391 Lee, Swaize Brownfield 2 38 115 Kretzschmar, Kasey East Bernard 7 39 339 Staggs, Carly Te a g u e 9 40 500 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 41 572 Diviney, Danielle Aubrey 3 42 349 Winfrey, Kelsie New Waverly 9 43 570 Danley, Hayley Graham 3 44 623 Beeler, Bugg Terrell 4 45 374 Graham, Sydney Abilene 2 46 123 Moon, McKenzie Missouri City 7 47 565 Cleveland, Marki Iowa Park 3 48 684 Simpson, Carly Boling 7 49 547 Tippett, Kami Memphis 1 50 333 Poorman, Shelby Sealy 9 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 51 22 Arnold, Morgan Edinburg 8 52 308 Ghormley, Aly Madisonville 9 53 85 Welch, Meaghan McAllen 8 54 353 Baize, Allison San Angelo 2 55 44 Ellis, Sahara Somerset 8 56 210 Toal, Kailey Kaufman 10 57 675 Waller, Savanna Cooper 4 58 101 Carter, Niki Cat Spring 7 59 221 Bernhard, Erin Comfort 6 60 336 Schueneman, Sonora Madisonville 9 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 61 126 Palmore, Sophie Kirbyville 7 62 192 McDougal, Kambria Weatherford 10

63 148 Uresti, Kay Jay Needville 7 64 460 Martin, Mersadie Lufkin 5 65 251 Lehrmann, Bryana Brenham 6

Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 66 11 Lopez, Snow Dalhart 1 67 236 Harvey, Lindsei LaVernia 6 68 175 Fowler, Laney Grandview 10 69 470 Reed, Whitlee Center 5 70 212 Townsend, Sloan Fredonia 10 71 230 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 72 347 Webb, Tacy Midway 9 73 204 Simpson, Sadye Nemo 10 74 331 Payne, Stevey Ray Donie 9 75 646 Hennen, Amie Sanger 4 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 76 456 Lewis, Jessica Splendora 5 77 59 Herrmann, Mollee Beeville 8 78 267 Schara, Sailor Boerne 6 79 433 Cox, Ginna Buffalo 5 80 152 Ashley, Erika Bowie 10 81 295 Castleberry, Ashley Montgomery 9 82 566 Cook, Kylee Fort Worth 3 83 679 Wisnewski, Regan Midlothian 4 84 531 Miller, Cheyenne Laverne, OK 1 85 88 Winn, Sissy Chapman Ranch 8 86 290 Brown, Landri College Station 9 87 582 Hindman, Shaylee Weatherford 3 88 256 Moore, Hailey Conroe 6 89 611 Small, Addey Welch, OK 3 90 467 Plaisance, Sarah Keatchie, LA 5 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 91 112 Kneip, Kora Wallis 7 92 477 Smith, Lexi Logansport, LA 5 93 648 Henry, Keely Mt. Pleasant 4 94 412 Travis, Hannah Andrews 2 95 367 Dello, Loree Big Spring 2 96 609 Scribner, Kylee Azle 3 97 190 Luce, Sarah Comanche 10 98 631 Chinners, Sarah Van Alstyne 4 99 431 Collmorgen, Helena Lufkin 5 100 420 Wood, Delani Stanton 2 101 388 Kent, Kenzee Snyder 2 102 671 Stephenson, Alyssa Keller 4

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BREAKAWAY ROPING Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 26 Berry, Lindsey Alice 8 2 196 Munson, Kylie Stephenville 10 3 29 Bluntzer, Mary Grace Robstown 8 4 452 Hemphill, Hannah Huntsville 5 5 636 Domingue, Shelby Dekalb 4 6 541 Sharp, Sierra Hereford 1 7 391 Lee, Swaize Brownfield 2 8 588 Jordan, Brooke Covington 3 9 339 Staggs, Carly Te a g u e 9 10 230 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 11 100 Bratton, Jenna Bryan 7 12 550 Wells, Robbyn Hereford 1 Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 13 122 Milligan, Madison Washington 7 14 396 Martin, Hannah Junction 2 15 324 Lawson, Taylor New Waverly 9 16 298 Cones, Kaycee Huntsville 9 17 178 Goforth, Madisen Azle 10 18 132 Pineda, Cassidy Caldwell 7 19 130 Phillips, Hannah Katy 7 20 676 Whitehead, Lena Point 4 21 87 Wiatrek, Zoey Floresville 8 22 212 Townsend, Sloan Fredonia 10 23 40 Cox, Montana Odem 8 24 148 Uresti, Kay Jay Needville 7 25 417 Whitewood, Whitley Bandera 2 26 133 Pineda, Victoria Caldwell 7 27 478 Smith, Shana Logansport, LA 5 28 351 Armstrong, Katy Mason 2 29 481 Stone, Nacona Joaquin 5 30 598 Maxwell, Reagan Paducah 3 31 397 McNeill, Kenna Hayes Hobbs, NM 2 continued on page 20

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Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 32 468 Ramsey, Emily Mansfield, LA 5 33 301 Davis, Maison Kilgore 9 Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 34 569 Criswell, Kody Mason 3 35 392 Lewis, Tristin Paducah 2 36 192 McDougal, Kambria Weatherford 10 37 563 Callaway, Sarah Lipan 3 38 431 Collmorgen, Helena Lufkin 5 39 570 Danley, Hayley Graham 3 40 291 Bruening, Hailey Huntsville 9 41 262 Peeler, Annabeth Floresville 6 42 86 Whitlow, Whitlee Beeville 8 43 76 Slagle, Abby Floresville 8 44 499 Carroll, Blaine Crowell 1 45 460 Martin, Mersadie Lufkin 5 46 205 Southerland, Skylar Poolville 10 47 507 Espenson, Kelsey Hart 1

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Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 243 Jay, Bailey Boerne 6 155 Berry, Maci Weatherford 10 595 Larner, Lariat Stephenville 3 217 Arledge, Tera Milano 6

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 469 Reaves, Kristin Bullard 5 561 Bray, Presli Stephenville 3 580 Hatfield, Destiny Hawley 3 272 Tiner, Erica Rosanky 6 497 Butler, Layton Eldorado, OK 1 78 Stephenson, Jordan Tilden 8 400 Powell, Megan Eldorado 2 164 Clayton, Catherine Dublin 10 635 Cooper, Peyton Ivanhoe 4

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 197 Nelson, Tatum Alvarado 10 386 Kennedy, Bristan Levelland 2 491 Wright, CK Lufkin 5 681 Young, Jessee Sumner 4 441 Elliott, Lara Arp 5 409 Smith, Tyler Rose Midland 2 134 Rawlinson, Kirby El Campo 7 649 Holder, JaeLeigh Soper, OK 4

Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 69 500 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 70 27 Blair, Serah Kate Pleasanton 8 71 91 Atkinson, Molly Anderson 7 72 552 Wright, Holly Gruver 1 73 284 Zapalac, Ava Smithville 6 74 433 Cox, Ginna Buffalo 5

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143 Sulak, Avery Ganado 7 656 Melvin, Katlyn Paradise 4 251 Lehrmann, Bryana Brenham 6 634 Cooper, Lainey Ivanhoe 4 21 Allison, Hannah Orange Grove 8 447 Gould, Jayden Lufkin 5

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 306 Garrett, Jessica Bryan 9 616 Todd, Wynn Weatherford 3 347 Webb, Tacy Midway 9 505 Didway, Rilee Pampa 1 37 Casas, Ana Beeville 8 349 Winfrey, Kelsie New Waverly 9 625 Braudrick, Jayci Bokchito, OK 4 283 Wood, Maddie Rose Boerne 6 548 Valdez, Jesse Dimmitt 1

Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 25 629 Casteele, Luke Lucas 4 26 277 Wallace, Ryan Schertz 6 27 343 Tribble, Dillon Bryan 9 28 162 Cammack, Hadley West 10 29 534 Oles, Lane Canadian 1 30 399 Munoz, Jose Presidio 2 31 63 Kelley, Rhett Floresville 8 32 407 Siqueiros, Cesar El Paso 2

Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 90 246 Jessee, Shaye Lynn LaVernia 6 91 661 Ray, McKenzie Mabank 4 92 527 Macy, Brogan Post 1 93 364 Clearman, Hadley Novice 2 94 641 Gates, Tieren Paris 4 95 186 Keith, Katie To l a r 10 96 255 Montague, Calli Mason 6 97 312 Hodges, Zandie Huntsville 9 98 603 Podzemny, Darcy Bridgeport 3 99 286 Allen, Katie Montgomery 9 100 115 Kretzschmar, Kasey East Bernard 7 101 206 Stanley, Jennifer Holland 10 BULL RIDING Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 664 Rogers, Cameron Malokoff 4 2 568 Crenshaw, Canyon Big Spring 3 3 590 Kelly, Colton Rhome 3 4 52 Gonzalez, Gabriel Donna 8 5 502 Culver, Wyatt Hereford 1 6 82 Wall, Hunter Rocksprings 8 7 425 Bortner, Chris Vidor 5 8 376 Handley, Tyler Andrews 2 Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 9 449 Grimes, Dalton Conroe 5 10 62 Juarez, Abram San Benito 8 11 519 Hopper, Jesse Mangum, OK 1 12 260 Odermatt, Clayton Comanche 6 13 381 Hughes, Collin Water Valley 2 14 252 Lively, Andrew Inez 6 15 328 McCown, Parker Montgomery 9 16 48 Garza, Brett Riviera 8 Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 17 327 McConnell, Falcon Willis 9 18 503 Custer, Brett Elk City, OK 1

486 Wallace, Matthew Lufkin 5 146 Thorn, Jacob Katy 7 35 Byrne, Colin Eagle Pass 8 422 Zapata, Robert Sonora 2 471 Rustin, Seth Nacogdoches 5 673 Thomas, Colton Grandview 4

Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 33 234 Glass, Kameron Gonzales 6 34 489 Whitehorse, Keyshawn The Woodlands 5 35 385 Kasel, Dalton Muleshoe 2 36 621 York, Drake Burleson 3 37 454 Jones, Garrett Devers 5 38 292 Campbell, Boudreaux Crockett 9 39 380 Hooper, Samray Andrews 2 40 365 Conklin, Gunner Midland 2

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Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 655 McDaniel, Kyle Ft. Worth 4 219 Balentine, Hesston Pleasanton 6 202 Rucker, Cimarron Liberty Hill 10 358 Berryhill, Chance Bronte 2 31 Botkin, Blake Comstock 8 356 Bearden, Zack Sterling City 2 58 Hennig, L.C. Mathis 8 446 Freeman, Ross Kountze 5 185 Keeping, Daniel Gorman 10

CALF ROPING Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 116 Krolczyk, Luke Cypress 7 2 323 Kilgore, Brody Huntsville 9 3 466 Pinner, Tell Huntington 5 4 410 Sumners, Corbin O'Donnell 2 5 303 Edwards, Spin Midway 9 6 28 Bluntzer, Arlis Robstown 8 7 651 Jackson, Jhett Quitman 4 8 264 Reitz, Neilon Goliad 6 9 23 Atkinson, Eric Odem 8 10 543 Tate, Kater McLean 1 11 285 Allen, Justin Bryan 9 12 579 Harris, Ty San Angelo 3 13 64 Lansford, Brandon Cotulla 8 14 512 Frizzell, Cy Muleshoe 1 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 15 587 Johnson, Karson Voca 3

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Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 35 370 Freeman, Tanner Snyder 2 36 84 Weeks, Logan Uvalde 8 37 346 Webb, Riley Buffalo 9 38 551 White, Sterling Happy 1 39 613 Stuart, Brett Bridgeport 3 40 46 Fretwell, Cash Pleasanton 8 41 154 Berry, Leighton Weatherford 10 42 485 Turner, Trent Lufkin 5 43 222 Boatright, Levi Georgetown 6 44 377 Harris, Walker Mertzon 2 45 490 Woolls, Skyler Sour Lake 5 46 583 Hobbs, Lane Whitesboro 3 47 537 Patterson, Zane Spearman 1 48 33 Brown, Call Sinton 8 Monday Morning 8:00 AM (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 49 191 Mathews, Cooper Cleburne 10 50 461 Martin, Shane Chireno 5 51 244 Jeffrey, Carson Cat Spring 6 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 52 120 Mazoch, Kolton El Campo 7 53 654 Ludtke, Trevor Athens 4 54 159 Brittain, Colton Rockwall 10 55 432 Cook, Logan Alto 5 56 632 Christophersen, Cooper Clarksville 4 57 300 Curtis, JaQuavian Huntsville 9 58 523 Kirkpatrick, Zack Idalou 1 59 482 Stone, Shiloh Joaquin 5 60 24 Beall, Ti Woodsboro 8 61 524 Lacina, True Amarillo 1 62 337 Silar, Wes Te a g u e 9 63 434 Craig, Ethan Henderson 5 64 576 Felton, Sy Dublin 3 65 475 Sirman, Corley Pollok 5 66 416 West, Tyler Mertzon 2 67 138 Sbrusch, Wyatt Angleton 7


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Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 69 20 Allen, Tyler Cotulla 8 70 90 Atkinson, Austin Anderson 7 71 163 Chick, Garett Salado 10 72 332 Peck, Gatlin Huntsville 9 73 265 Richards, Colt Yoakum 6 74 601 Myers, Holden Van 3 75 638 Eason, Ty Sulphur Springs 4 76 372 Gibson, Charlie Midland 2 77 259 Nettle, Ryan Brenham 6 78 338 Spivey, Marlen Huntsville 9 79 214 Webster, Clint Mineral Wells 10 80 637 Dunham, Daniel Clarksville 4 81 473 Sebile, Damond Beaumont 5 82 61 Jeffrey, Jasper Harwood 8 Tuesday Morning 8:00 AM (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 83 242 Iselt, Ty Lincoln 6 84 174 Flores, Pete Logan McGregor 10 85 389 Kernick, Trevor Big Spring 2 86 626 Briggs, Bryce Pilot Point 4 87 109 Green, Tanner Cotulla 7 88 624 Braden, Bryce Horatio, AR 4 89 315 Imus, Wyatt Brenham 9 90 516 Hiatt, Quade Canyon 1 91 110 Greener, Weston Sealy 7 92 96 Black, Will Brazoria 7 93 382 Jones, Hunter Lamesa 2 94 401 Rankin, Brody Roaring Springs 2 95 68 Meyer, Scott Sandia 8 96 680 Wolfe, Cal Palmer 4 97 559 Bray, Paden Granbury 3 98 215 Webster, Chantz Mineral Wells 10 99 455 Key, Kane Garrison 5 100 41 Crow, Cameron Floresville 8 101 553 Allen, Jace Abilene 3 102 117 Krolczyk, Shayne Cypress 7 GIRLS CUTTING POSITION DRAW WILL BE DONE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH AFTER ALL CONTESTANTS HAVE CHECKED IN. Thursday (June 9, 2016) and Friday (June 10, 2016) 1 21 Allison, Hannah Orange Grove 8 2 91 Atkinson, Molly Anderson 7 3 93 Baker, Iris Dripping Springs 7 4 223 Boatright, Raelynn Paige 6 5 98 Bowen, Tristan Brenham 7 6 100 Bratton, Jenna Bryan 7 7 224 Brister, Rebecca Angleton 6 8 361 Buchanan, Shelby Clyde 2 9 226 Burkholder, Bailey Pleasanton 6 10 293 Campbell, Kaylee Lovelady 9 11 362 Cavness, Madison Marathon 2 12 500 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 13 364 Clearman, Hadley Novice 2 14 10 Costello, Chloe Kaufman 4

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165 Davis, Katy Glen Rose 10 230 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 105 Doolin, Zoie Tomball 7 573 Dukes, Mattie Weatherford 3 302 Dunn, Lyndie Midway 9 447 Gould, Jayden Lufkin 5 379 Hooper, Paydon Andrews 2 453 Horn, Haley Wells 5 246 Jessee, Shaye Lynn LaVernia 6 591 Kirk-Bolding, Claudia Poolville 3 115 Kretzschmar, Kasey East Bernard 7 189 Lucas, Jaime Crockett 10 190 Luce, Sarah Comanche 10 66 McKinney, Brittany Berclair 8 194 Melasky, Madison Groesbeck 10 656 Melvin, Katlyn Paradise 4 195 Metcalfe, Annie May 10

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Thursday (June 9, 2016) and Friday (June 10, 2016) 464 Muckelroy, Abbie Center 5 660 Novak, Hayley Terrell 4 330 Oliver, Peyton Carlsbad, NM 9 262 Peeler, Annabeth Floresville 6 663 Roberts, Bayden Celina 4 2 Self, Raelee Sumner 4 204 Simpson, Sadye Nemo 10 476 Smith, Emily Alto 5 140 Spiers, Allison Tomball 7 340 Starns, Morgan Lovelady 9 347 Webb, Tacy Midway 9 418 Wight, Abigail Andrews 2 678 Willie, Brooklyn Mineola 4 88 Winn, Sissy Chapman Ranch 8 420 Wood, Delani Stanton 2 283 Wood, Maddie Rose Boerne 6

GOAT TYING Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Team Roping and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 316 Jacks, Callie Bryan 9 2 541 Sharp, Sierra Hereford 1 3 72 Quinn, Logan George West 8 4 130 Phillips, Hannah Katy 7 5 595 Larner, Lariat Stephenville 3 6 602 Pickett, Anna San Angelo 3 7 549 Wells, Matty Hereford 1 8 164 Clayton, Catherine Dublin 10 9 548 Valdez, Jesse Dimmitt 1 10 87 Wiatrek, Zoey Floresville 8 11 359 Bolton, Bliss Gardendale 2 12 634 Cooper, Lainey Ivanhoe 4 Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Team Roping and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 13 217 Arledge, Tera Milano 6 14 617 Tomeu, Sage Sunset 3 15 75 Sciba, Anna Victoria 8 16 625 Braudrick, Jayci Bokchito, OK 4 17 207 Stewart, Katie Stephenville 10 18 37 Casas, Ana Beeville 8

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Hatfield, Destiny Hawley 3 Sinks, Lacy Rockwall 4 Didway, Rilee Pampa 1 Bailey, Carsyn Paradise 3 Terry, Kyndal Cleburne 10 Rees, Katie Westbrook 2 Reaves, Kristin Bullard 5 Garrett, Jessica Bryan 9 Didway, Remi Pampa 1 Espenson, Kelsey Hart 1 Nichols, Beth Golden 4 Carroll, Blaine Crowell 1 Senter, Sayer Ropesville 2 Hindman, Shaylee Weatherford 3

Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Team Roping and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 33 561 Bray, Presli Stephenville 3 34 437 Davis, Reagan Alto 5 Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Team Roping and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 35 347 Webb, Tacy Midway 9 36 251 Lehrmann, Bryana Brenham 6 37 183 Hurt, Alyssa Milano 10 38 230 Dawson, Paige Burton 6 39 682 Cantu, Kaylee Inez 7 40 133 Pineda, Victoria Caldwell 7 41 27 Blair, Serah Kate Pleasanton 8 42 308 Ghormley, Aly Madisonville 9 43 102 Christian, Maddie Richmond 7 44 29 Bluntzer, Mary Grace Robstown 8 45 56 Henderson, Brittany Del Rio 8 46 635 Cooper, Peyton Ivanhoe 4 Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Team Roping and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 47 661 Ray, McKenzie Mabank 4 48 236 Harvey, Lindsei LaVernia 6 49 157 Boiles, Brooke Lorena 10 50 132 Pineda, Cassidy Caldwell 7 Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Team Roping and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 51 388 Kent, Kenzee Snyder 2 52 396 Martin, Hannah Junction 2 53 681 Young, Jessee Sumner 4 54 160 Butler, Hadley Meridian 10 55 301 Davis, Maison Kilgore 9 56 213 Ward, Catlyn Miles 10 57 178 Goforth, Madisen Azle 10 58 253 Marek, Mayce Jourdanton 6 59 342 Taylor, Darcy Wortham 9 60 630 Cawthon, Alexandria Royse City 4 61 248 Johnston, Maria Three Rivers 6 62 112 Kneip, Kora Wallis 7 Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Team Roping and Thursday Morning

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Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Team Roping and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 69 246 Jessee, Shaye Lynn LaVernia 6 70 674 Wagner, Molly Winnsboro 4 71 106 Evelo, Kirby Boling 7 72 420 Wood, Delani Stanton 2 73 232 Douglas, Emily LaVernia 6 74 476 Smith, Emily Alto 5 75 50 Goebel, Kylie Robstown 8 76 339 Staggs, Carly Te a g u e 9 77 570 Danley, Hayley Graham 3 78 302 Dunn, Lyndie Midway 9 79 115 Kretzschmar, Kasey East Bernard 7 80 452 Hemphill, Hannah Huntsville 5 Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Team Roping and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 81 336 Schueneman, Sonora Madisonville 9 82 233 Friedrich, Macy Weimar 6 83 445 Foley, Mackenzie Lufkin 5 84 190 Luce, Sarah Comanche 10 85 397 McNeill, Kenna Hayes Hobbs, NM 2 86 500 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 87 480 Sprayberry, Brylie Jo Nacogdoches 5 88 3 Champion, Ima Buffalo 5 89 508 Espenson, Shelby Hart 1 90 676 Whitehead, Lena Point 4 91 99 Bratton, Brandi Bryan 7 92 231 Deckert, Kacey Inez 6 93 460 Martin, Mersadie Lufkin 5 Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Team Roping and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 94 49 Giese, Kathryn New Waverly 8 95 209 Thomas, Brittne Venus 10 96 383 Jones, Rayme Lamesa 2 97 291 Bruening, Hailey Huntsville 9 98 417 Whitewood, Whitley Bandera 2 99 423 Antonick, Taylin Overton 5 100 100 Bratton, Jenna Bryan 7 POLE BENDING Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 272 Tiner, Erica Rosanky 6 2 453 Horn, Haley Wells 5 3 500 Christian, Carly Amarillo 1 4 10 Costello, Chloe Kaufman 4 5 386 Kennedy, Bristan Levelland 2 6 115 Kretzschmar, Kasey East Bernard 7 continued on page 22

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Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 11 427 Bryant, Taylor Jasper 5 12 581 Herring, Annie Graford 3 13 608 Ross, Faith Lipan 3 14 49 Giese, Kathryn New Waverly 8 15 570 Danley, Hayley Graham 3 16 339 Staggs, Carly Te a g u e 9 17 166 DeKay, Alexandria Belton 10 18 609 Scribner, Kylee Azle 3 19 588 Jordan, Brooke Covington 3 20 445 Foley, Mackenzie Lufkin 5 21 155 Berry, Maci Weatherford 10 22 671 Stephenson, Alyssa Keller 4 23 308 Ghormley, Aly Madisonville 9 24 649 Holder, JaeLeigh Soper, OK 4 25 652 Johnson, Reagan Lake Creek 4 26 164 Clayton, Catherine Dublin 10 27 329 Minter, Brittany Magnolia 9 28 221 Bernhard, Erin Comfort 6 29 78 Stephenson, Jordan Tilden 8 30 413 Tuala, Traleese Midland 2 Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 31 656 Melvin, Katlyn Paradise 4 32 302 Dunn, Lyndie Midway 9 33 549 Wells, Matty Hereford 1 34 420 Wood, Delani Stanton 2 35 171 Eddleman, Madelyn DeLeon 10 36 88 Winn, Sissy Chapman Ranch 8 37 66 McKinney, Brittany Berclair 8 38 556 Barfield, Alexis Aurora 3 39 224 Brister, Rebecca Angleton 6 40 374 Graham, Sydney Abilene 2 Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 41 11 Lopez, Snow Dalhart 1 42 550 Wells, Robbyn Hereford 1 43 318 Jackson, Grace Huntsville 9 44 199 Powell, Kyleigh Troy 10 45 141 St. Clair, Saydi Port Lavaca 7 46 384 Jordan, Reagan Lubbock 2 47 102 Christian, Maddie Richmond 7 48 139 Skweres, Andrea Pearland 7 49 203 Sieperda, Heidy Dublin 10 50 176 Frazier, Kayden Comanche 10 Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 51 531 Miller, Cheyenne Laverne, OK 1 52 505 Didway, Rilee Pampa 1 53 404 Senter, Sayer Ropesville 2

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 61 143 Sulak, Avery Ganado 7 62 622 Ballard, Jasie Combine 4 63 111 Gutfranski, Lexi Katy 7 64 646 Hennen, Amie Sanger 4 65 235 Greenwell, Madison Hallettsville 6 Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 66 104 Denena, Maggie Hempstead 7 67 544 Thelander, Avry Dalhart 1 68 641 Gates, Tieren Paris 4 69 577 Gates, Brittney Breckenridge 3 70 342 Taylor, Darcy Wortham 9 71 2 Self, Raelee Sumner 4 72 310 Henderson, Pamela Streetman 9 73 477 Smith, Lexi Logansport, LA 5 74 137 Sabin, Bayli Richmond 7 75 245 Jenschke, Ciara LaVernia 6 Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 76 458 Lummus, Emmi Orangefield 5 77 552 Wright, Holly Gruver 1 78 387 Kenney, BriKayli Gardendale 2 79 439 Douget, Haley Silsbee 5 80 672 Swoope, Cheyenne Winona 4 81 73 Richard, Andrea Victoria 8 82 278 Ware, Kaelin College Station 6 83 444 Ferguson, Baleigh Frierson, LA 5 84 56 Henderson, Brittany Del Rio 8 85 322 Kaminski, Kenna Bellville 9 86 47 Garcia, Melissa Corpus Christi 8 87 331 Payne, Stevey Ray Donie 9 88 683 Owens, Kaitlyn Wharton 7 89 180 Hammond, Hannah Abilene 10 Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Steer Wrestling and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 90 236 Harvey, Lindsei LaVernia 6 91 507 Espenson, Kelsey Hart 1 92 232 Douglas, Emily LaVernia 6 93 175 Fowler, Laney Grandview 10 94 390 Latson, Shelby Tuscola 2 95 228 Curry, Shelby Boerne 6 96 589 Kellar, Bailey Poolville 3 97 580 Hatfield, Destiny Hawley 3 98 42 delaGarza, Alexis Eagle Pass 8 99 225 Buckner, Kyson Brenham 6 100 29 Bluntzer, Mary Grace Robstown 8

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REINED COW HORSE Sunday (June 5, 2016) and Monday (June 6, 2016) 1 287 Anderson, Whitney Huntsville 9 2 494 Baca, Jake Vega 1 3 357 Bennett, Brendan Notrees 2 4 426 Bridges, Colleen Kilgore 5 5 626 Briggs, Bryce Pilot Point 4 6 627 Briggs, Josh Pilot Point 4 7 496 Brown, Amanda Stinnett 1 8 3 Champion, Ima Buffalo 5 9 102 Christian, Maddie Richmond 7 10 364 Clearman, Hadley Novice 2 11 366 Conner, Evan Big Lake 2 12 435 Cunningham, John Stonewall, LA 5 13 638 Eason, Ty Sulphur Springs 4 14 574 Eddleman, Will Santa Anna 3 15 509 Fields, Aubrie Sudan 1 16 510 Fields, Brady Sudan 1 17 51 Gonzalez, Faith Von Ormy 8 18 448 Griffin, Blake Center 5 19 379 Hooper, Paydon Andrews 2 20 380 Hooper, Samray Andrews 2 21 586 Huffman, Zane Poolville 3 22 319 Jacobs, Gracie Montgomery 9 23 320 Jacobs, Molly Montgomery 9 24 591 Kirk-Bolding, Claudia Poolville 3 25 112 Kneip, Kora Wallis 7 26 534 Oles, Lane Canadian 1 27 533 O’Neal, Zac Guthrie 1 28 535 Oxley, Braydon Pampa 1 29 128 Phillips, Bailey West Columbia 7 30 131 Phillips, Nash West Columbia 7 31 135 Reynolds, Garrett Sweeny 7

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SADDLE BRONC Monday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 6, 2016) and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 510 Fields, Brady Sudan 1 2 70 Pollock, Will Utopia 8 3 596 Lee, Jarrod Stephenville 3 4 642 Gibson, Cody Blossom 4 5 399 Munoz, Jose Presidio 2 6 297 Cole, Kyler Madisonville 9 7 534 Oles, Lane Canadian 1 8 30 Bomer, Slade Utopia 8 Monday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 6, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance

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9 571 Decker, Logan Burleson 3 10 432 Cook, Logan Alto 5 11 380 Hooper, Samray Andrews 2 12 540 Russell, Taylor Canadian 1 Tuesday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 7, 2016) and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 13 348 Winfrey, Colby Oakhurst 9 14 64 Lansford, Brandon Cotulla 8 15 136 Roberts, Haden Alvin 7 16 33 Brown, Call Sinton 8 Tuesday Morning after 2nd Section of Bull Riding (June 7, 2016) and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 17 511 Frazier, Dusty Gruver 1 18 173 Fleet, Parker Axtell 10 19 492 Wright, Jack Sulphur, LA 5 20 421 Wright, George Slaton 2 21 94 Bazar, Gus Damon 7 22 506 Eddleman, Colton Shamrock 1 23 107 Gore, Cody Beasley 7 24 440 Easley, Brett Pineland 5

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STEER WRESTLING Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) after Breakaway and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 613 Stuart, Brett Bridgeport 3 338 Spivey, Marlen Huntsville 9 601 Myers, Holden Van 3 511 Frazier, Dusty Gruver 1 637 Dunham, Daniel Clarksville 4 145 Terrell, Jay Magnolia 7 172 Fleet, Tanner Axtell 10 629 Casteele, Luke Lucas 4

Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) after Breakaway and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 9 352 Arnold, Walt Coleman 2 10 463 Minx, Tyler Highlands 5 11 241 Iselt, Clay Lincoln 6 12 482 Stone, Shiloh Joaquin 5 13 266 Rippstein, Kuy Yoakum 6 14 680 Wolfe, Cal Palmer 4 15 610 Shepherd, Tucker Milford 3 16 125 Oates, Garrett LaVernia 7 17 321 Johnson, Desmon Huntsville 9

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Monday Afternoon (June 6, 2016) after Breakaway and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 109 Green, Tanner Cotulla 7 215 Webster, Chantz Mineral Wells 10 651 Jackson, Jhett Quitman 4 354 Barr, Brody Clyde 2 92 Baird, Logan Simonton 7 23 Atkinson, Eric Odem 8 121 McGehee, Lane Victoria 7 303 Edwards, Spin Midway 9 619 Wilson, Chase Decatur 3


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Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Breakaway and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 428 Chapin, Tyler Cleveland 5 513 Greene, Brennan Spearman 1 259 Nettle, Ryan Brenham 6 535 Oxley, Braydon Pampa 1 138 Sbrusch, Wyatt Angleton 7 33 Brown, Call Sinton 8 606 Roberts, Jeremiah Waxahachie 3 553 Allen, Jace Abilene 3 522 Kenney, Jax Canyon 1

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Breakaway and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 451 Hamilton, Josh Joaquin 5 120 Mazoch, Kolton El Campo 7 487 Warren, Joshua Jace Kountze 5 377 Harris, Walker Mertzon 2 270 Svoboda, Miles Gonzales 6 515 Harter, Cody Amarillo 1 350 Yargo, Luke New Waverly 9 501 Clark, Ry Morse 1

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Tuesday Afternoon (June 7, 2016) after Breakaway and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 90 Atkinson, Austin Anderson 7 271 Tanksley, Cade Hondo 6 604 Podzemny, Weston Bridgeport 3 585 Houck, Hagen Byers 3 414 Walker, Dalton Clyde 2 575 Emola, Parker Bridgeport 3 239 Hutto, Mitchell D'Hanis 6 638 Eason, Ty Sulphur Springs 4

TEAM ROPING Monday Morning (June 6 2016) after Barrels and Friday Night (June 10, 2016) Performance 1 307 Blake Georg Midway 9 Hagen Herring 311 Normangee 2 592 Kash Koch Vernon 3 Presli Bray 561 Stephenville 3 122 Madison Milligan Washington 7 Austin Atkinson 90 Anderson 4 222 Levi Boatright Georgetown 6 Leander Williams 281 Thorndale 5 514 Madison Haley Canyon 1 Jace Thomas 545 Dalhart 6 574 Will Eddleman Santa Anna 3 Karson Johnson 587 Voca 7 626 Bryce Briggs Pilot Point 4 Ty Rhodes 662 DeQueen, AR 8 240 Ryne Hutton Boerne 6 Ranger Hill 237 Boerne 9 103 Chance Clipper Huntsville 7 Hunter Taylor 144 Bedias 10 261 Buckshot Patterson Wimberley 6 Colton Johnson 247 Boerne 11 216 Cuyler Winters Venus 10 Blake Bentley 153 Joshua 12 119 Triston Maresh Needville 7 Will Black 96 Brazoria 13 36 Isaac Cardona Eagle Pass 8 Edgardo Contreras 38 Del Rio 14 680 Cal Wolfe Palmer 4 McKenzie Ray 661 Mabank 15 184 Wyatt Inderman Goldwaite 10 Kirby Blankenship 156 Lampasas Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Barrels and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 16 109 Tanner Green Cotulla 7 Coleby Payne 127 Kemp 17 55 Tyler Gunter Tilden 8 Tucker Smith 77 Callihan 18 368 Garrett Dickey Midland 2 Kayden Little 393 Tatum, NM

19 474 Cayl Sieber Arp 5 Clayton Lowry 457 Wills Point 20 255 Calli Montagne Mason 6 Briley Lackey 249 Spring Branch 21 401 Brody Rankin Roaring Springs 2 Tyler West 416 Mertzon 22 108 Jaydon Greak Clute 7 Bryce Belknap 95 Alvin 23 543 Kater Tate McLean 1 Ry Clark 501 Morse 24 677 Eric Williams Bagwell 4 Bryce Braden 624 Horatio, AR 25 526 Jade Lindsey Memphis 1 Hadley Thompson 546 Miami 26 485 Trent Turner Lufkin 5 Tommy Fenley 443 Pollok 27 567 Lane Cooper Weatherford 3 Brady Kyle 593 Archer City 28 651 Jhett Jackson Quitman 4 Daniel Dunham 637 Clarksville 29 633 Carlie Conaway Terrell 4 Logan Graham 643 Simms 30 250 Trey Lamarca George West 6 Mason Moore 257 Pleasanton 31 276 Fisher Underbrink Pleasanton 6 Hector Tovar 274 El Indio

Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Barrels and Friday Morning (June 10, 2016) Performance 32 458 Emmi Lummus Orangefield 5 Damond Sebile 473 Beaumont 33 67 Justin Medina Laredo 8 Enrique Rodriguez 74 Laredo 34 83 Taylor Webster Pleasanton 8 Randall Trevino 80 Pleasanton 35 337 Wes Silar Teague 9 Riley Webb 346 Buffalo Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Barrels and Thursday Night (June 9, 2016) Performance 36 332 Gatlin Peck Huntsville 9 Brady Hooks 313 Huntsville 37 520 Treylr Jackson Springlake 1 Cutter McLain 530 Miami 38 325 John Lindsey Fairfield 9 JaQuavian Curtis 300 Huntsville 39 558 Brady Barron Mineral Wells 3 Brayden Hodge 584 Weatherford 40 468 Emily Ramsey Mansfield, LA 5 Kane Key 455 Garrison 41 638 Ty Eason Sulphur Springs 4 Cooper Christophersen 632 Clarksville 42 398 Bobby Milner Midland 2 Hunter Sims 406 Midland 43 564 Cord Clanton Midlothian 3 Tanner Baker 555 Alvord 44 187 Whit Kitchens Mullin 10 Colton Brittain 159 Rockwall 45 274 Jose Tovar El Indio 6 Joel Poth 263 Pleasanton 46 60 Nicolas Hinojosa Odem 8 Trey Vargas 81 Falfurrias 47 211 Slade Townsend Fredonia 10 McCray Profili 200 Anderson 48 97 Cade Boettcher East Bernard 7 Kolton Mazoch 120 El Campo 49 79 Andrew Storey Cotulla 8 Reagan Matthews 65 Dilley 50 288 Lane Ardoin Marquez 9 Hayden Rasco 334 Gause Monday Morning (June 6, 2016) after Barrels and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 51 462 Kasen McCall Lufkin 5 Carson Seago 472 Livingston 52 518 Kelton Hill Canadian 1 Jaydon Laubhan 525 Follett Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Barrels and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 53 372 Charlie Gibson Midland 2 Walker Harris 377 Mertzon 54 89 Will Wright Kenedy 8 Brady Bednorz 25 Orange Grove 55 149 Colton Valenta Needville 7 Logan Baird 92 Simonton 56 613 Brett Stuart Bridgeport 3 Tyson Thompson 615 Munday 57 273 Ty Toddy LaGrange 6 Casey Whited 279 LaGrange 58 657 Cameron Miller Ben Franklin 4 Ty Green 644 Greenville 59 512 Cy Frizzell Muleshoe 1 Hayden Cape 498 Earth 60 193 Ty Meals Paradise 10 David Dougherty 168 Gainesville

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Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Barrels and Thursday Morning (June 9, 2016) Performance 61 84 Logan Weeks Uvalde 8 Greg Cordova 39 La Pryor 62 315 Wyatt Imus Brenham 9 Taylor Hurst 314 Navasota 63 375 Jack Griffin Eldorado 2 Brody Baugh 355 Menard 64 579 Ty Harris San Angelo 3 Paden Bray 559 Granbury 65 335 Sam Runge Jewett 9 Kolt Tucker 344 Marquez 66 560 Wyatt Bray Granbury 3 Ky Redstrom 605 Stephenville 67 110 Weston Greener Sealy 7 Tyler Moon 124 Angleton 68 291 Hailey Bruening Huntsville 9 Sammy Carranza 294 Montgomery 69 562 Caleb Butler Decatur 3 Weston Podzemny 604 Bridgeport 70 511 Dusty Frazier Gruver 1 Taylor Russell 540 Canadian Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Barrels and Wednesday Night (June 8, 2016) Performance 71 116 Luke Krolczyk Cypress 7 Shayne Krolczyk 117 Cypress 72 145 Jay Terrell Magnolia 7 Wyatt Sbrusch 138 Angleton 73 614 Josh Allen Thomas Bridgeport 3 Tanner Lambert 594 Paradise 74 363 Sergio Cervantes Midland 2 Keifer Holman 378 Colorado City 75 69 Jacob Patterson Cotulla 8 Justin DeLaGarza 43 Freer 76 516 Quade Hiatt Canyon 1 Jabin Rice 539 Hobbs, NM 77 303 Spin Edwards Midway 9 John Michael Elliott 304 Alvin 78 54 Sammy Guerra, Jr. Bishop 8 Abel Flores II 45 Floresville 79 169 Colton Dowell Lorena 10 Clayton Downing 170 Troy 80 537 Zane Patterson Spearman 1 Trace Patterson 536 Spearman 81 179 Kyler Gomez Holland 10 Ross Ashford 151 Lott 82 551 Sterling White Happy 1 Colton McCarley 529 Happy 83 465 Jordan Parsley Troup 5 Blake Wheeler 488 Flint 84 450 Wade Grogan Alto 5 Logan Cook 432 Alto 85 645 Tyler Harris Athens 4 Hunter Snow 668 Malokoff Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Barrels and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 86 408 Kade Smith Post 2 Justice Thompson 411 Midland 87 483 Logan Tatom Whitehouse 5 Charlie Davis 436 Gilmer 88 669 Rowdy Snow Garvin 4 Jase Holder 650 Soper, OK 89 264 Neilon Reitz Goliad 6 Logan Shelton 268 Goliad 90 437 Reagan Davis Alto 5 Haley Horn 453 Wells 91 177 Jarett Freeman Tolar 10 Andrew Hill 182 Paris Tuesday Morning (June 7, 2016) after Barrels and Wednesday Morning (June 8, 2016) Performance 92 405 Diego Simental Odessa 2 Aaron Lozano 394 Odessa 93 373 Sage Good Midland 2 Truman Magnus 395 Mason 94 326 Landon Little Bryan 9 Charlie Fisher 305 Bryan 95 23 Eric Atkinson Odem 8 Arlis Bluntzer 28 Robstown 96 309 John Glesmann New Waverly 9 Brody Kilgore 323 Huntsville 97 391 Swaize Lee Brownfield 2 Tanner Freeman 370 Snyder 98 254 Tucker Menz Boerne 6 Colton Arredondo 218 Refugio 99 198 Trenton Norris Yantis 10 Dane Reed 201 Sumner 100 114 Cord Kohleffel East Bernard 7 Tanner Tomlinson 147 Angleton 101 447 Jayden Gould Lufkin 5 Kade Maroney 459 Mansfield, LA 102 647 Jace Henry Mt. Pleasant 4 Logan Nace 658 Canton 103 163 Garett Chick Salado 10 Daniel Braman 158 Refugio

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THSRA STUDENT OFFICERS TOUR PRIEFERT FACTORY by McKenzie Ray

n 1964, a 41-year-old rancher by the name of Marvin Priefert invented a cattle head-gate that was a complete turnaround from the standard style of the day. Marvin’s head-gate was the first of its kind to open from the sides instead of from the top and bottom, which had a side effect of choking cattle down. Confident in his design, he went on to patent his invention and over the course of the next several years, Marvin, along with help from his family, began building the business that would later become Priefert Manufacturing. Over the next several decades, Priefert introduced new products to its line-up, including hay and cattle equipment, panels, and gates. In 1992 Priefert saw its production move into the rodeo world with its introduction of its first roping chute, since then becoming the most widely used chute in the sport of roping, and a favorite among ropers themselves. These are some of the things that myself and my fellow student officers

learned about on a recent visit to the Priefert Factory, an insanely massive facility that’s in a constant state of organized motion. It’s easy to underestimate its sheer size until you learn that the production facility is over 20 acres under roof, and still steadily growing. All of that space is put to good use, as Priefert continues to develop and produce top-of-the-line equipment that can stand both the test of time and the wear and tear of daily operation. One of the reasons for this is the process by which each product is made; Every single item begins its life as a raw steel “Master Coil” that weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 55,000 pounds. From there each product is built, literally, from the ground up. Over the course of a few days it will pass through numerous stages of production, each one crucial to the integrity of the product itself. Durability, versatility, and quality are all staples of the brand that is “Built by ranchers, for ranchers,” and those virtues are synonymous with the products themselves. From the

FINAL PICTURE AT END OF TOUR: NATIONAL DIRECTOR, COTTON GEORGE; REGION IV OFFICERS: CHEYENNE SWOOPE, CAL WOLFE AND MCKENZIE RAY THSRA STATE SECRETARY, SUSAN BALDWIN

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first side-closing head-gate to the first line of powder-coated products, Priefert has made game changing and innovative moves within the livestock industry while never sacrificing the integrity or quality of its products. This is due in large part, to the heart and soul of Priefert Manufacturing. Marvin, and his brother, Corbin “Coke” Priefert, were the driving force behind the company in the 60’s and 70’s, while Marvin’s son Bill has done the same since Marvin’s passing in 1988. Family is at the very core of Priefert’s foundations, and it’s still evident even today, in its 3rd generation. Throughout the 90’s, Bill’s sons, Edward, William, and Travis, each worked for the company after school and during the summer, and eventually all of them began working full time at the company. In 2005 Edward was named company President, while William and Travis both went on to be named Vice Presidents. Throughout the years the spirit of family and tradition within Priefert Manufacturing has con-

PRIEFERT’S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, KAYLA GRAY, SHOWING THE 55,000 MASTER COIL OF STEEL THAT THE PANELS AND PIPES START FROM

ORIGINAL HEAD GATE CREATED BY MR. PRIEFERT.

tinued to play a major role in its growth and success. Even today it isn’t uncommon to see a member of the Priefert family walking around of the factory floor, maintaining the core values that began with Marvin in 1964. Today Priefert manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid pace, most recently branching out into the hunting market with a line of wildlife handling equipment, and into the steel market with Priefert Steel Sales. Both divisions continue to grow with the rest of the company, and have served to diversify and expand. Through the years many changes have come for Priefert Manufacturing, but a few key things have remained the same. Tradition, family, hard work, and a willingness to step outside the box have allowed the company to prosper and thrive, while also earning a reputation for its quality and reliability. Priefert is a one-of-a-kind company, with an even brighter future on the horizon.

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TED WHITE PO Box 341 • Happy, Texas 79042 806.764.3469 • ted.white99@yahoo.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - SHELBY SPIELMAN VICE PRESIDENT 1- KORY MCCONNELL VICE PRESIDENT 2- DYLAN MYERS SECRETARY/HISTORIAN - SIERRA WHITE

SECRETARY - BRANDY WRIGHT 11555 US HWY 83 • Canadian, Texas 79014 806.255.0034 • tristaterodeo@yahoo.com

JOEL KIRKPATRICK 2388 HWY 82 • Crosbyton, Texas 79322 806.697.2336 • jrtzkirkpatrick@hotmail.com

Region I

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

TRAVIS PATTERSON 11943 CR 27 • Spearman, Texas 79081 806.659.3339 • tpatterson@npec.org PRESIDENT- TRAVIS PATTERSON 11943 CR 27 • Spearman, Texas 79081 806.659.3339 • tpatterson@npec.org

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Ready for Finals! By Aubrie Fields

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egion one is getting ready for state finals! The top 5 in each event going into finals are: POLE BENDING: 1. Matty Wells 2. Cheyenne Miller 3. Avry Thelander 4. Snow Lopez 5. Robbyn Wells BREAK AWAY : 1. Jesse Valdez 2. Carly Christian 3. Brogan Macy 4. Layton Butler 5. Rilee Didway BAREBACK: 1. Josiah Brooks 2. Colton Eddleman 3. Layton Hibler SADDLE BRONC RIDING: 1. Dusty Frazier 2. Lane Oles 3. Brady Fields 4. Colton Eddleman 5. Taylor Russell BARREL RACING: 1. Holland Poole 2. Holly Wright 3. Taylor Martin 4. Brogan Macy 5. Rilee Didway

TEAM ROPING: 1. Treylr Jackson – Cutter McLain 2. Kelton Hill – Jaydon Laubhan 3. Cy Frizzell – Quade Hiatt 4. Hayden Cape – Jabin Rice 5. Zane Patterson – Trace Patterson STEER WRESTLING: 1. Dusty Frazier 2. Cody Harter 3. Brennan Greene 4. Jax Kenney 5. Braydon Oxley CALF ROPING: 1. Zack Kirkpatrick 2. True Lacina 3. Cy Frizzell 4. Jabin Rice 5. Sterling White GOAT TYING: 1. Kelsey Espenson 2. Matty Wells

3. Jesse Valdez 4. Sierra Sharp 5. Shelby Espenson REINED COW HORSE: 1. Zac O’Neal 2. Brady Fields 3. Aubrie Fields 4. Lane Oles 5. Amanda Brown BOYS CUTTING: 1. Jake Baca 2. Colton Baca GIRLS CUTTING: 1. Carly Christian All of the students and more will be traveling to Abilene for this years state finals! Good luck region one contestants!


LAINE LAFOUNTAIN OF REGION X by Catelyn Felts

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

ongratulations to this month’s Whatakid, Laine LaFountain! The region 10 member resides in Alvarado, Texas and is currently a sophomore at Alvarado High School. He has been a member of the Texas High School Rodeo Association for three years now, and he competes in the tie-down roping and team roping. He said he loves everything about the THSRA, and he has learned the importance of patience, having a positive attitude, and he has gained a willingness to help out when he can since becoming a member. In addition to the THSRA, Laine is a member of several rodeo and roping organizations where he has experienced a number of wins. In order to be successful, Laine said he dedicates most of his time to his horses and has sacrificed school sports as well as time with his friends that do not rodeo. One thing he has not sacrificed, however, is his academic success. Laine is an A and B honor roll student and has been his entire high school career.

While he does not participate in extracurricular activities through his school, Laine said he volunteers for event help or arena help at each association that he is involved in. “I hope that kind of leadership, attitude and hard work will help me in the professional rodeo world some day,” he said. “I try and keep a positive attitude towards everything I do and I am harder on myself than anyone else could ever be; I don’t like to lose.” While a good work ethic is vital for success in and out of the rodeo arena, a strong support system holds quite a bit of importance as well. Laine explained how his role models are his parents and anyone who is willing to help him in and out of the arena because without them “I would not be able to compete in the sport that I love,” Laine said. “I truly could not have done all of this without my parents supporting me and encouraging me to be the best that I can be.” In addition to a strong support system, Laine has a competitive team of equine athletes. Black and Reno, Laine’s team roping horses, and Butter, his tie-down roping horse, make up his equine team and aid him in the success he sees in the rodeo arena. He said he is thankful for Whataburger’s sponsorship of the THSRA and that he is honored to be selected as the Whatakid of the month. “I appreciate to folks that nominated me, and I will do all that I can to make them proud,” he said. Laine said he plans to attend college, but he is still exploring ideas for what to major in. Until then, he said “I am looking forward to the new season at Region X, and I can’t wait to see what it holds for me. Let’s Rodeo!”

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3709 S. Eunice Hwy • Hobbs, NM 88240 575.631.3719 • lisa@mcneill-ranch.com

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS LISA MCNEILL

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - CADI WOOD VICE PRESIDENT - DELANI WOOD SECRETARY - MEGAN POWELL

2522 CR C3500 • Stanton, Texas 79782 432.940.1136 • woodrodeogirls@yahoo.com

KELLY WOOD

Region II

SECRETARY - JODY MCELROY Box 224 • Balmorhea, Texas 79718 432.940.0385 • secretary@thsra2.com

Box 673 • El Dorado, Texas 76936 325.853.2811 • m.mertz@wcc.net

MICHAEL MERTZ

PRESIDENT- CLINT GRIFFIN PO Box 460 • Eldorado, Texas 76936 325.226.0434 • cgriffin@kgelaw.com

PERFORMANCE REPORT

By BLISS BOLTON – ARIAT Performance Reporter

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he year of rodeos has come to an end here in Region II and ten contestants in each event have qualified for the 2016 Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals. These contestants are preparing for the toilsome week of rodeo taking place June 3 -11. These talented athletes will have to be maximally prepared, motivated, and determined in order to have a successful week in Abilene, Texas. THSRA contestants work hard all year to qualify for the THSRA State Finals in June. Contestants who qualify will compete in two rounds. At that point, those who are in the top fifteen will go on to compete in a short go. After the short go, the contestants who finished in the top four positions will continue on to compete at the national level. These contestants will be competing for money, prizes, and prestigious titles. To be successful at this high level of competition takes large amounts of preparation, motivation, and determination. Region II kids are no strangers to this kind of hard work. With many state and national champions, Region II knows how to compete at a high level of dif-

ficulty. One Region II contestant who is headed to Abilene in June and who knows the rigors of success is junior Delani Wood. Wood qualified for state in four events: barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, and the girls’ cutting competition. Wood is preparing for state finals by hauling to as many rodeos as possible and getting in as much practice as possible. When asked what was something she could not do without in her preparation process she said, “My support group. Without my family and friends, I would not be able to be where I am today.” Wood is a great competitor who we look forward to watching at state. There are many different methods of preparation when it comes to big rodeos like state. Some like to increase their amount of practice time, some like to handle it just like any other rodeo, and there are many other techniques used. One Region II contestant who likes to handle it just like any other rodeo is Allison Baize. Baize qualified to state in the barrel racing. Baize said that her preparation for state does not differ from any other rodeo. She likes to keep her horse legged up, slow work him, and make sure he isn’t sore. One thing Baize says she could not do without in her preparation is the supplements she feeds her horse because they are a vital part of its performance. No matter your method you prefer, the work you put in before a big competition will ultimately determine your success. The athletes competing at Abilene in June will most definitely have the preparation, motivation, and determination that it takes to come out on top of such a tough group of competitors, including the members of Region II. Here in Region II we are excited to see what the finals hold for our talented contestants at the THSRA State Finals. So with that; good luck Region II, in all that you do. DELANI WOOD


MIKE BRITAIN 645 CR 393 • Stephenville, Texas 76401 254.485.1170 • mjbfarmsinc@aol.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - HAYLEY DANLEY VICE PRESIDENT - PRESLI BRAY SECRETARY - LARIAT LERNER

Region III

SECRETARY - KELLEY WILLIAMS 6328 Malvey Avenue • Fort Worth, Texas 76116 817.706.8236• kelley.williams@thsra3.com STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

KEN BRAY PO Box 1634 • Granbury, Texas 76048 817.219.0436 • kbray@equibrand.com KEVIN PRZILAS PO Box 167 • Bowie, Texas 76230 940.872.3748 • kprzilas@yahoo.com PRESIDENT - KEN BRAY PO Box 1634 • Granbury, Texas 76048 817.219.0436 • kbray@equibrand.com

PERFORMANCE REPORT

The Senior Ride By SAWYER PRZILAS

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he rodeo season is drawing to a close, and for our graduating seniors, this was their last season with region three. Their time in the region has taught them lessons they will carry with them, and memories they can recall with a grin. There’s been laughs, just as there have been tears. Round wins and no-times, late nights and early mornings. Weekends where you couldn’t put enough layers on, and weekends where you couldn’t take enough off. Out of all those changes, there is a constant to the large equation that is our region rodeo; the people. It was on every one of those hot or cold, winning or losing weekends that no matter what, we came out smiling. It was the people, the friends who make these weekends so uncomparatively special. Sy Felton has been molded by the regions, they have taught him patience and that if you want something, it truly takes blood sweat and tears to earn it. On those days you learn that only one-hundred percent will be acceptable. One hundred percent of dedication, time and energy. Most importantly though, one hundred percent enjoyment. Sometimes under the strain of the

competition, the haze of adrenaline and the exhaustion of practice it’s easy to forget why we are in the arena. Because God gave us the freedoms of being able to enjoy and come together for something we love. To all you athletes who strive so hard for greatness; never forget to remember the joys of the sport and why you do what you do. Brooke Jordan, another graduating senior from our region has stated that, “Region rodeos have been a blessing to do. Regions have taught me to be responsible and always show up on time.” I’m sure there’s a good reason and a good story that comes with the showing up on time part, however, she also mentioned that she, “Will be attending Hill College on a full ride and plans to major in agriculture.” To all of the seniors reading this article, not only should you remember to have fun, but to never give up on your dreams. You may hear that on a near daily basis, but if you have taken the time to perfect your pole run or staying in the middle of your bronc, or roping anything with hair, then you can achieve exactly what you set your mind to. Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you cannot go to the college you want to go to. If you wish to attend Stanford and become an engineer, you have to put in Stanford worthy work. Lariat Larner, yet another one of our Regions graduating seniors has learned an extremely important lesson, “Everyone has bad days, learn from it and move on.” This lesson ties somewhat into the point made above, nothing is going to come easy. There are days when it seems like Stanford quality work isn’t even enough. There might even be week’s maybe months where the sun doesn’t seem to shine. Those times are when a short memory and a smile are the most important thing you can have. Going out into the world isn’t going to be easy, but keeping life enjoyable, never giving up and knowing the bad days are always limited is a leap towards success. Wynn Todd, new to the regions for her senior year has summed it up very well, “Participating in region three has given me more confidence in myself as a roper and has encouraged me to work hard to meet my goals. With this being my first and my last year competing in regions, I’ll miss all of the friendships I have made with my fellow contestants, the help and kindness from the parents and board members that make region three happen, the scholarships given away by the board of directors of region three will help us begin our new educational journey.” The big thing I want the graduating seniors to pull away from this is the confidence within yourself. You have the power and the work ethics to achieve every one of your goals. Never give up, never forget to smile, and always know you can. “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” –Deuteronomy 31:8 I hope my articles have lived up to expectation this year, I thank everyone who took the time to read my articles and hope you were able to pull something out of them. To the seniors who may or may not have read this article, good luck, never be discouraged for God is with you, believe in yourself, and never give up on your dreams.

REGION III SENIORS

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CHUCK SINKS 555 Sinks Road • Rockwall, Texas 75032 214.869.4719 • ssbarexcavating@aol.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - CAL WOLFE VICE PRESIDENT - CHEYENNE SWOOPE SECRETARY - KOLTON WHITE

SECRETARY - JULIE WHITE 2469 CR 33100 • Sumner, Texas 75486 903.737.7750 • julzjo66@yahoo.com

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS BILL CHINNERS 740 Jim Jones Rd • Van Alstyne, Texas 75495 903.482.0544 • wchhinners@aol.com

Region IV

CHAD FOLMAR 406 Briarwood Trail • Sulphur Springs, 75482 903.439.6412 • cwfolmar@gmail.com PRESIDENT- CHRIS WOLFE 630 E FM 813 • Palmer, Texas 75152 214.403.4638 • chris.wolfe@bldr.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

What it's Meant to Me

By MCKENZIE RAY– ARIAT Performance Reporter

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bout two and a half years ago, I picked up a newspaper and turned to a section called the Extreme Team News. As I read through the articles, I came upon one that was simply titled "Reasons to Become an Ariat Reporter." It listed things such as "You'll meet lots of different people in your region," and "You'll get a lot of phone numbers," and of course, "You'll be rewarded a scholarship." Upon finishing it, I decided that I was going to sign myself up to be an Ariat Reporter, and by some stroke of luck, I was chosen. What that article didn’t tell me, was how much I would come to truly care about that title, and this responsibility. It didn’t tell me that I would get to look inside the lives of the people I interviewed. It didn’t tell me that I would come to love writing so much that I would

decide to pursue it further in college. It didn't say that my mom would proofread nearly every single article before I submitted it, or that my dad would help me with titles and give me suggestions on what I could do to make my wording easier to read. It didn't talk about the late nights I would spend on my computer, trying to find the right words to type. It never said anything about how many people would come up to me and say, "I loved that article you wrote last month!" or how great it would make me feel. It didn’t' tell me how much I would learn about diligence, honesty, patience, and a positive mindset. And perhaps most importantly, it left out the great appreciation that I would come to have for the friends and family who have supported me and helped me every step of the way. They made my job infinitely easier, and for that I'm forever thankful. So, for anyone else that might be thinking to themselves "I'd like to do that," but doesn't know what the job entails; here is what it's been for me. It's a lot of work, and by no means is it always easy, but it's rewarding in a way that I, ironically, cannot put into words. I know that there are a few others like myself who will be handing this position down to a new reporter this year, and I can only hope that they will come to love this job as much as I feel we all have. My goal has always been to tell stories that inspire people, and if I've ever accomplished that, then I'm happy.

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Make It Happen

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Region V

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you just have to make your goals a priority. As I sit here and reflect on my time spent in Region V, and prepare to head to the collegiate rodeo level where I will make more rodeo memories and friends I want to share some advice with y’all... To the incoming freshmen my advice to you is don’t blink because these

By HANNAH HEMPHILL – ARIAT Performance Reporter

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ots of times in our lives we hear people say I wish I would have done that, or I wish I had tried that, I wish I wish. This time in our lives is the time to stop wishing and start making a commitment to make it happen. Most of region V seniors are heading to college in hopes of preparing for their futures, so what better time than now to seize the moment, make the grades, make time to practice, and make an effort to be THE BEST you can be. With new independence, college life can make you or break you… no curfews, or no parents looking over your shoulder reminding you to get your work done, it all falls on you. As athletes and competitors, I think we all have the grit and determination to show everyone we can get it done and reach our goals. As freshmen, we come in wide eyed and wanting to prove ourselves but sometimes fall short of our goals because we simply lack the experience. As seniors with so much going on in our lives, like prom, final exams, college entrance testing, dating, and driving, we sometimes don’t reach our potential because we spread ourselves too thin and have so many other interests. There is time for it all,

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next four years will fly by faster than you think, and to everyone enjoy each moment because tomorrow is not promised. So run at that barrier, throw that one rap and a hooey and don’t be afraid of the impossible, because without failure and lessons learned you won’t reach your full potential. I don’t know what the future holds but I do know who holds my future, and I intend to put it in his hands. If we trust that God has plans for us and follow his path we will prosper and accomplish anything we put our mind to. So when you’re in the practice pen, in the arena, or in the classroom, YOU hold the key to your success, just say a little prayer and GOD WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN…So for the last time it’s been one heck of a ride and remember to LET GO AND LET GOD.

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STUDENT OFFICERS

STATE DIRECTORS NATALIE BENNIGHT 143 Bailey Blvd • Bastrop, Texas 78602 512.304.8587 • nbennight@yahoo.com

MIKE ISELT 1656 E. CR 327 • Lincoln, Texas 78948 979.540.8863 • iseltpaint@aol.com

Region VI

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

WESLEY CALDWELL 3918 Kerr Creek Drive • Gonzales, TX 78629 830.672.3902 • wcaldwell@gvec.org PRESIDENT - BUBBA BENNIGHT 143 Bailey Blvd • Bastrop, Texas 78602 512.461.6091 • bubbabennight@yahoo.com

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WHAT CAN RODEO DO FOR YOU?

By LAUREN KEENE

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ell Region 6, our 20152016 season has come to an end. Our seniors are going off to college and rookies

come in to take their place. Summer rodeos and clinics are back, and a new season begins! But take time to reflect on this past season. What did high school rodeo do for you? What will it continue to do to make you a better person? First of all, it clearly sets you up for college success. High school rodeo is an extremely competitive sport, whether you are in junior or senior high. It gives you that edge to be ready for the nation-wide competition that you must face at college rodeos. With that being said, high school rodeo helps you achieve your dreams. If you set out to continue


having a career in the rodeo atmosphere, this is your niche! Now if you don’t aspire to go pro in rodeo, high school rodeo’s benefits can suit your needs as well. It helps you become a more responsible individual, and be on time. You are required to care for a 1200-pound animal and thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment, so you better stay on top of it! As for being on time, we are all familiar with the 3-call rule. If your name is called three times and you don’t arrive to compete, you get a no time. Last, but not least, rodeo helps you become more perseverant. This thrilling sport pushes you to rise to the occasion, and be the best of the best. No matter what you choose to do in life, high school rodeo can do nothing but better you as a person. It keeps you busy and out of trouble, and it gives you something to look forward to. Rodeo provides you with purpose, and allows you to see the bright side of life. My fellow cowboys and cowgirls, don’t give up on your dreams. They don’t want you to be successful and rise to the occasion, but do it anyway. #MajorKeyAlert

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Made of Champions

PRESIDENT - KASSIE KERSH VICE PRESIDENT - BRADY BARHAM SECRETARY - MARCI RALEY

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS JOHN ATKINSON PO Box 540 • Anderson, Texas 77830 979.482.2018 • johnstephenatkinson@hotmail.com

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Region VII

SECRETARY - NENA BOETTCHER PO Box 833 • East Bernard, Texas 77435 281.468.8973 • Region7thsra@gmail.com

DEE RAWLINSON 12432 N SH 71 • El Campo, Texas 77437 979.543.8906 • drawlinson@reatarealty.com PRESIDENT- CLINT RAWLINSON 12432 N. SH 71 • El Campo, Texas 77437 979.637.0500 • rawlinsonclint@gmail.com

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By BRANDI BRATTON

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bilene, Texas, is the home of the Texas High School Rodeo Finals, and in my opinion, is the best of the best high school students competing for a spot on the national team. We’ve all had dreams of Rock Springs, Wyoming, but for some it can't work out For some, this week brings tears of joy and for others it's disappointment for everyone. For those who leave the finals empty handed you might think you're going home just a loser, but that's not true. The Texas High School State Finals is the toughest finals to qualify for so making it this far is a huge accomplishment. When you get to Abilene you have great experiences winning whether it is you or a fellow person from your region. Something that makes these finals special isn’t winning or individuals and their events, but its about Regions coming together to support one another. Each region is just like a team that takes more than just one person to become a State or even National Champion. When you leave you take away great expe-

riences, meet new people, and make new friends from different regions. You can't get that anywhere else. You learn to be a team player and to support your competition. These are the little life lessons that make it all worth it and all this comes from a week of memories at THSRA finals. Region VII went out with a bang this year at the Texas High School Rodeo Finals. We are sending the toughest cowgirls and cowboys from Texas to nationals this year and 13 of those happen to be from the Magnificent PADEN HURTS AND AUSTIN ATKINSON Region VII. This year at state region VII proved that we are the best inside and outside of the arena. If you couldn't make it to the Dodge Truck Push or the Ariat Olympics you missed out. We started off our tremendous week by winning the Ariat Olympics and the Truck Push, those two wins just motivated us for a few more. In poles. Bayli Sabin will represent us at Nationals, in breakaway Bailey Reina, Coleman Franz in Steer Wrestling, Haley Allison and Madison Rucker in Girls Cutting, Tanner Green and Coleby Payne in Team Roping,and Lane


McGehee and Paden Hurst in Bareback. Region VII is going to be represented greatly in Rock Springs. Region VII is also home to 4 awesome shooters. Morgan Meyers our State Champion light rifle, Madison Meyers Reserve State Champion, in Trap Shooting Dylan Schroeder and State Champion Easton Power will all be representing Region VII and Texas great at nationals. Dont forget to remember that all this couldn't happen without the support of our parents, grandparents, sponsors, and friends. Without all those people High School Rodeo would not be possible. At the end of this exciting, fun filled week we need to remember who helped us get there and say thank you. There is no doubt we had an amazing State Finals in Abilene. Region VII is truly made of champions. Good luck to everyone in Rock Springs, Wyoming this year. KASSIE KERSH, MARCI RALEY, AND JENNA BRATTON

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - ABBY SLAGLE VICE PRESIDENT - MORGAN ARNOLD SECRETARY - MONTANA COX KELLIE BEALL PO Box 1107 • Woodsboro, Texas 78393 361.220.2533 • cowgirlkellie@gmail.com

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

KEN SLAGLE 954 CR 140 • Floresville, Texas 78114 254.424.5833 • slaglekl@yahoo.com 3005 Santa Ana St. • Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 361.739.9858 • Region8thsra@gmail.com

Region VIII

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CHUCK FRETWELL 655 PR A81 • Pleasanton, Texas 830.281.8728 • cashf@msn.com PO Box 1379 • Edinburg, Texas 78540 956.778.0202 • jeff@jaeconcrete.com

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Attitude is Everything By Melissa

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Garcia – ARIAT Performance Reporter

n any competition, whether it is between 2 people or 700 people, there will always be a winner but there will also be those that don’t win. Some people take it really hard when they lose, but learning how to lose with grace isn’t easy. Learning to keep your composure and not lose your cool is something only true athletes have accomplished. Everyone works hard, everyone wants to win, but that’s not always how the cards fall, but learning to be okay with whatever the outcome is a crucial part of being a true athlete. The key to getting over a loss is to take some time to yourself and just cool off. Sit alone and be angry and upset, but don't let anyone else see you. People are always watching you, whether you realize it or not. College scouts and sponsors don't only look at your winnings and how you perform in the arena, but also how you handle a loss and how you act towards your competitors. In order to be a good sport you have to always be polite, no trash talk and no dirty looks, or hoping that someone else does badly. You have to have a good mindset and hope that

everyone, including you, compete to the best of their ability. If you know that all of your competitors did the best that they could, it will make winning that much better. Don't try to show off or boast after a big win, stay humble and appreciative. Most of all, always support your opponents. Cheer them on, wish them luck, lend a helping hand when they are in need, and help them to keep their chin up if they didn’t do well. Not knowing how to get over a bad run not only affects your mood for the rest of the day, but can also affect your next one. Speaking from personal experience, I found it’s inevitable to be upset for a few minutes, but reflect on what you might have done wrong or what you should have done better, then let it go, start over and mentally prepare yourself for your next run. The sooner you learn to just laugh it off, the more fun the sport becomes. Sure, winning is fun, but if I’ve learned anything from rodeo it’s that winning isn't everything. Once you become a good sport, have fun, and just do the best you can do, the 1st place checks and gold buckles will come. No one is perfect. Even rodeos most famous and accomplished athletes miss their steer/calf, hit a barrel, or buck off. Winning every rodeo you enter isn't the only way to make a name for yourself. Just remember, one bad run is not the end of the world, there will be other rodeos down the road and throughout your lifetime. Remember you get what you put in. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi ~


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Region IX

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CHRIS STARNS

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PERFORMANCE REPORT A Week To Look Forward To

By EMALEE HOFFMANN– ARIAT Performance Reporter

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he time has come for State Finals. Although many of us are nervous, we can’t help to be excited. This is such a great accomplishment and definitely one

of the most memorable experiences in anyone’s rodeo career. You are surrounded by all of your friends, no matter if they are from your home town or across the great state of Texas. There is always something to do and of course you get to compete against the toughest competition in the high school rodeo circuit. Texas is the biggest and the baddest state in the United States and the same goes for the sport of rodeo. Here at Region 9 we have a long list of tough competitors traveling to Abilene in June. We have state short-go qualifiers and even national qualifiers. We also have some freshman who will be making their first runs at the high school state finals. Taking a look at a John Michael Elliot, a freshman competing in calf roping and team roping, he tells of his plans and excitement

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for the week of finals. He said, “I’m really excited for state! I plan to remember what a mentor told me, ‘Don’t act like it’s your first time in the end zone,’ in order to be confident and stay focused on one run at a tie to qualify for nationals. I am also looking forward to having fun with friends, especially at the dance.” There is a lot that goes into preparing for the state finals. You have to get the trailer ready, get all your clothes ready, make sure you get all of your feed and water supplies, get your horses legged up and shod, making sure they are in tip top shape, and you have to mentally prepare yourself for the long week ahead. Carly Staggs a sophomore from Teague that will be competing in barrel racing, breakaway, goat tying, and pole bending, has a lot to get ready. With four events that means even more preparation

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and practice. Talking to Carly she said, “I am very excited about the upcoming week at state. I am hoping and praying that I have good runs that will take me to nationals.” Like Carly all of us are hoping to make it to nationals because that is the ultimate goal at state. Although very tough, it is possible if you have the right mindset and drive. Along with the freshman we also have some upperclassman that are taking their first trip to Abilene. Jared Strawser a junior competing in bareback riding said, “I’m very excited because this is my first year in high school rodeo and I’m going to state. That was my goal at the start and I accomplished it. I’m pretty excited about going and getting on some buckskin horses. I hope to make it to the short go, and not let anything else get on my mind so I can do my best.” For some of our Region 9 family, it will be their last trip to Abilene. This is true for senior Landri Brown, who will be competing in barrel racing at state and is going to Southwestern University to play college volleyball after high school. She said, “I just want to stay safe at state. I want to make the best runs I can and let the chips fall where they may. I’m excited for state and it’s bittersweet. I’m sad it’s coming to an end, but I’m ready for the next chapter in my life.” Good luck to everyone at state finals and be sure to look for the ‘Oh so fine Region 9’ crew that will be sure to dominate the arena! Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” CARLY STAGGS

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - CLINT WEBSTER VICE PRESIDENT - KATIE KEITH SECRETARY/TRES. - KAMBRIA MCDOUGAL LARRY CUDD 150 CR 327 • Gatesville, Texas 76528 larrycudd@yahoo.com • 254.394.3885

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

JAMIE MCDOUGAL 3046 Dusk Drive • Weatherford, Tx 76088 817.598.9560 • jamiewmcdougal@yahoo.com SECRETARY - ANGELIA CUDD 150 CR 327 • Gatesville, Texas 76528 254.394.3888• cuddranch@yahoo.com

VANESSA HALFORD 1817 CR 177 • Stephenville, TX 76401 254.595.1211 • vanessa.halford@sville.us PRESIDENT - JERRY WRIGHT 434 CR 315 • Oglesby, Texas 76561 254.290.4965 • jerrywrighthomes@hughes.net

PERFORMANCE REPORT

Region X Dominates By BROOKE

BOILES– ARIAT Performance Reporter

odeo is a sport that I believe helps to unite all the diverse athletes competing in the arena in a numerous amount of ways. What can so often be so rewarding to the sport is the participation and representation from the athletes in the wide variety of rodeo associations. In these few months leading up to the state finals that we have had free of region rode-

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os, the region X athletes have gone to dominate elsewhere! In the 2016 Central Texas Youth Rodeo Association almost every event title was won by a region X Member in their age group. In the 16-19 age group, the year end all around cowgirl was KinleyAnn Urbanovsky who also won the breakaway while Tanner Fleet was this years all around cowboy. The team roping champions were Wyatt Inderman and Matthew George. In the pole bending Heidi Sieperda won the year end, and Hadley Butler took the goat tying year end win. For the 13-15 age group, Catherine Clayton won the all around cowgirl, the goat tying and breakaway. Clayton Downing won the all around cowboy title, the Tie-down, year end team roping header, reserve champion heeler, champion ribbon roper, as well as won the boys breakaway. Colton Dowell won the year end for the team roping heeler, reserve champion header, and won the champion chute dogging title. In other events and associations, back in May Cheyenne Greer won the match horse races in Abilene, Texas. Tatum Nelson went on to win the year end open barrel racing champion and third in the youth division at the Barrel Racing Association of Texas. At the Vernon West Memorial Roping, Cooper Mathews won the first round, won second in the second round, and then

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wrapped up the average win, while region X's Luke Harper won third in average and fast time in the short round. Luke also recently won both the rounds in the calf roping at one of the American Junior Rodeo Association. Kirby Blankenship has come to collect at just about everywhere he has gone lately! Heeling, he won the fast time in the open at the Llano Crawfish roping and split first and second in the average in the 15. At the San Antonio USTRC, Kirby won the incentive and the fast time in the open. Then, in Hamilton at the WSTR he won the Heartland 15 and qualifier 15 to go on a couple weeks later and win the incentive in the open at the Stephenville USTRC! We would like to congratulate all of these athletes for their success and say we are proud to have some of the best competitors across the state of Texas within our region! I'm confident to say Region X is coming into to state well prepared and ready to continue this streak of domination. I'm proud to be apart of what I believe is the best region, and am saddened to have to officially say my goodbyes. My articles are being handed off to good hands that I believe will uphold all that I have been so passionate about giving each and everyone one of you readers. My sincerest of love and luck, Brooke Boiles. KIRBY BLANKENSHIP

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Farm & Ranch Family The folks at McCoy’s Building Supply understand that it takes a lot of hard work and the whole family pitching in to get things done on a farm or ranch. That’s why we’d like to take some time out to salute Texas High School Rodeo Association families who are farmers and ranchers. In our monthly Farm & Ranch Family Spotlight, we’ll feature one family, sharing their story of how they work together as a family to make their farm or ranch successful.The spotlight will run for 10 months; each month will feature a different Region. Each Regional McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family will receive a $100 McCoy’s Gift Card. The McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Year will receive a $500 McCoy’s Gift Card and will be announced at the 2016 THSRA State Finals.

The Downing Family of Region X C by Catelyn Felts

ongratulations to this month’s McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Downings! The region 10 family resides in Troy, Texas where they own and operate Downing Livestock. The operation is definitely a family affair as Jon and Carla, along with their kids, Trinton, Clayton and Raley, work on the ranch every day. Jon started the cow/calf operation in the late 80s after he bought the operation from a man who had previously bought the business from Jon’s grandfather and dad. He has grown the business into what it is today and created a stocker operation where they run calves on oat fields, all with the help of his family. “It’s all family oriented and we are all together,” Jon said. “It makes everybody feel like they are important, and they are, we are all working toward a goal.” Jon also explained how it is extremely important for everyone to communicate and accomplish their task at hand effectively and in a timely manner. In order to keep the family business successful, he said it takes a whole lot of cooperation and communication. “Everybody has to do what they are supposed to do,” Jon said. While the entire family helps out and has a number of responsibilities, Jon explained how Clayton, carries a large load of work. Clayton is a sophomore in high school, and he is currently homeschooled. He generally starts his day at 5:30 every morning and checks cattle. Depending on what season it is, he tends to either weaning calves, preconditioning calves after weaning or checks on cattle that are turned out in the oat field. Raley is the youngest Downing and is currently an

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8th grader. She does a little bit of everything including penning cattle, giving shots and “she’s a really good tractor hand,” Jon said. Trinton, the oldest Downing, is a sophomore at Weatherford College and is a member of the rodeo team. He helps on the ranch whenever he is not at school or rodeoing. And, I think Jon would agree to the saying, “Behind every successful rancher, is a great woman,” as he explained how Carla does anything and everything wherever she is needed. From hauling kids to rodeos, and helping them in the practice pen to checking cattle early in the morning. Each of the kids participate in rodeo, and either were, are, or will be members of the Texas High School Rodeo Association. Trinton participated in the calf roping at region 10, Clayton currently participates in the calf roping and team roping, and Raley will be competing on the high school level next year in the barrel racing and pole bending. Jon said he and his family love the ranching and rodeo lifestyle because it allows his kids to gain positive character traits such as responsibility, respect for everybody and honesty. “The kids learn a lot and have lots of responsibility,” Jon said. “They meet a lot of people, old and young, learn how to deal with competition and learn the true meaning of hard work.” The Downing’s said they are honored to be chosen as this months McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Month, and they are thankful for McCoy’s partnership with the THSRA.


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JUNIOR HIGH

TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH RODEO ASSOCIATION NEWS REGION IX: A GREAT SEASON!

By KATELYN KLAWINSKY

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– PRESIDENT TJHRA REGION IX

egion IX had a great rodeo season and many contestants are looking forward to the state competition in May. Our region ended the year with our finals at the Leon County Expo Center in Buffalo, Texas. After the final rodeo, many buckles, saddles, and tack prizes were distributed to well deserving cowboys and cowgirls. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this possible. The All Around Cowboy was Tyler Bell and All Around Cowgirl was Cheyenne Gubert. Both of them are 8th graders who are looking forward to high school rodeo next year. To prepare for state, Tyler is roping the dummy daily and practicing in the arena as much as possible. Tyler said he is honored to win the All Around because it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get him to this point. Tyler also was recognized for selling the most Bloomer tickets and

received a cash award for his sales. Cheyenne has to find time to practice between club sports and school sports. She said that whenever she finds time to ride she immediately takes it. Sometimes she rides with her grandma up to 5 hours so she can spend time with her horses. Cheyenne is so excited to accomplish a goal that she set for herself three years ago. She is so excited to win such a big honor. The Rookie of the Year Cowgirl was Haley Mason from Anderson, Texas. Haley participated in goat tying, ribbon running and breakaway roping. She is practicing and going to roping events to make sure she is ready for state. Haley said she was thankful and blessed that she was able to win this award. The Rookie of the Year Cowboy was Luke McDuffle from Midway, Texas. Both are 6th grade competitors who were new to Region IX Junior High rodeo. Luke participated in bareback riding, ribbon roping, team roping, breakaway roping and goat tying. Luke has been practicing and attending youth rodeos to make sure he is well prepared for state. All the Region IX contestants are ready for a great rodeo at State. We would like to wish everyone the best of luck. Remember that the sport of rodeo allows us to win and learn a lot of memorable life lessons. Do your best and have a great time doing it!

CHEYENNE GUBERT, KATELYN KLAWINSKY & TYLER BELL

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TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH RODEO ASSOCIATION NEWS

REGION X: SERIOUS COMPETITION!

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by Angelia Cudd, Region X Secretary

egion 10 JH had some serious competition going on in the boys' all around race this season. In the end Kutter Kortis prevailed & won a super nice saddle for the all around along with two event winner saddles. Kutter won 1st in the chute dogging, 1st in calf roping, 2nd in boys goat tying, 4th in team roping & 6th in ribbon roping. Carson Sunvison ended up the reserve all around boy. In the girls race, Jordi Edens clenched the all around. She won an awesome all around saddle & three event champion saddles. She

won 1st in barrels, girls breakaway & goat tying, 2nd in poles & ribbon running & 5th in team roping. The reserve all around girl was Saige Sealy, who was also Jordi's team roping partner. On another subject, Region 10 would like to ask for prayers for the sibling of region 10 contestant Dakota Cassidy & her entire family. Her little sister Darcy has been fighting cancer for years & they could really use our prayers right now!! She is a super sweet little girl that lights up anyone's life that she encounters!

KUTTER KORTIS

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SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT TJHRA TJHRA is a great organization from the Region level all the way to the state finals! Serving as the top level of competition for grades 6-8, TJHRA is the association to join for athletes who love their sport and value good competition. Help us spread the word to more families about this great association! When you are at other events, make sure parents know that this is an option for their child and tell them a little more about TJHRA. Created in 2004, the NHSRA Junior High Division was established to bring the excitement of the sport to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and to serve as a feeder system into the high school ranks of the Association. Today, all 47 states and provinces that belong to the NHSRA also produce a Junior High Division as well, with over 2,500 members in total now competing. Junior High Division students compete in a variety of events, including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway

Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Chute Dogging, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping, Bareback Steer Riding, Saddle Bronc Steer Riding and Junior Bull Riding. Each summer, the "best of the best" from each state and province qualify for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Approximately 900 competitors show off their talents in the event and compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes. Since the first Junior High Finals was held in 2005, Gallup, New Mexico has served as the host site. How to Join: Want to know how to join the TJHRA? Simply contact Anne Dollery or Region secretary for more information. A list of secretaries and directors may be in the Junior High Section of this newspaper. You can also go to www. tjhra.org or visit their facebook page.

2015-2016 JUNIOR HIGH STATE DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN E. BLAND

940-537-1354

jeblandnspade@yahoo.com

806-676-1042

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PRESIDENT BRAD CRONE VICE PRESIDENT TONY LACINA

DELEGATE JOHN ATKINSON 979-482-2018 DELEGATE BRENT CHARLESWORTH

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DELEGATE CINDY CLAYTON

254-485-9466

clayton@our-town.com

DELEGATE AMANDA GORHAM

830-676-3373

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DELEGATE JEFF PARSLEY DELEGATE SCOTT SHOOK SECRETARY ANNE DOLLERY 979-272-2249 adollery@aol.com

STATE DIRECTORS

Region I GARY FIELDS CHAD HIATT ROBB WELLS

gsfields@fivearea.com chad.hiatt@yahoo.com Robb_Wells45@yahoo.com

806-946-6138 806-676-4402 806-346-5109

Region II CASEY BAIZE 512-618-9233 CLINT GRIFFIN 325-226-0430 CHUCK SENTER 806-562-0041 Region III MIKE BRITAIN 254-595-0563 KEN BRAY 817-219-0436

mjbfarmsinc@aol.com kbray@equibrand.com

Region IV DAVE CLARK MATT INGLE

tricbad@embarqmail.com ingleropehorses@gmail.com

903-880-5919 903-355-8318

Region V DAVID COGBILL 409-781-8254 JOE GLEN KAHLA 409-489-1012 JEFF PARSLEY 903-842-4720 Region VI NATALIE BENNIGHT 513-304-8507 DANNY DUCKETT 512-289-0724 CLAY BASS 512-847-5056 Region VII CHRIS OATES DEE ANN RAWLINSON SCOTT SHOOK

936-661-1783 979-578-1420 281-437-8214

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Construction.BASS@yahoo.com chrisoates@sbcglobal.net drawlinson@reatarealty.com scottshook@yahoo.com

Region VIII MATT SCIBA 361-571-7888 matt@lifepointevictoria.com BILL SCIBA 361-582-6711 bill_sciba@yahoo.com JASON UNDERBRINK 210-854-7718 jasonunderbrink@yahoo.com Region IX DON EDWARDS 281-387-8383 Edwards_Saddles@yahoo.com MIKE GHORMLEY 281-785-0077 mghormley@me.com JOHN SCHUENEMAN 979-268-4994 jschueneman@shorthornres.com Region X RENEE WHITE 512-217-8165 weitzrr@gmail.com JOHN DOWNING 254-770-7064 cdowning@vvm.com ANTHONY WILLIAMS 512-269-9903 jwilliams852@yahoo.com STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT MAKENNA SHOOK V.PRES SIERRA SCHUENEMAN SECRETARY PAISLEY PIERCE

PRINCESS REAGAN HOELSCHER

TJHRA MARKETING DIRECTOR

MACI MEYER 281-610-7346 macikmeyer@yahoo.com

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loomer Trailers and the Bloomer Family have dedicated the past 11 years in helping shape the future of rodeo by sponsoring a team each year to go through an in depth program that will compete at the IFYR in Shawnee, Oklahoma also referred to as the "Cheyenne of High School Rodeo". Randy Bloomer, Owner and CEO of Bloomer Trailer Mfg., Inc. feels the future of rodeo can be better with not only the support system of the parents but also the communities and business leaders in the western industry. Over the past eleven years Bloomer Trailers High School Rodeo Team has produced several National High School Rodeo Champions, CNFR Champions, NFR Qualifiers, several PRCA Rookies of the Year and had their first World Champion in 2014...Bull Rider, Sage Kimzey. Each of the professional athletes have reflected that their training with the Bloomer program has helped their career tremendously. This year Bloomer Trailers has chosen 33 athletes from 14 states after a careful selection process. They host a team meeting for members and their families for a weekend in March in Salado, Texas. Bloomer Trailers along with some Bloomer

Pro Team Cowboys and Cowgirls teach each athlete that goes through the program about many aspects in the professional world of rodeo as well as handling life situations. The team meeting prepares the athletes in several areas including; interviewing for television/radio, professional photo shoots, obtaining sponsors, live filming and the professional side of rodeo. Randy Bloomer host the meeting along with photographers and production teams, guest speakers and trainers including Bloomer Pro Team members Brady Minor and Travis Woodard. Broadcasters and TV personalities Boyd Polhamus and Alexis Bloomer and Country Music Entertainer Casey Donahew. Team members also work with companies such as Panhandle Slim, Rock and Roll Denim, Anderson Bean, Macie Bean and Olathe Boot Companies. Bloomer Trailers are proud to be the Official Trailer of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, THSRA, World Series of Team Roping, National Reined Cowhorse Association, Lazy E Arena and the Official Sponsor of the United States Team Roping Association. Bloomer Trailers is approaching their 18th year in the trailer manufacturing business with 60+ employees. At Bloomer Trailers their passion is building the highest quality trailer day in and day out. They focus 100% of their attention to Trailers and how to make them better and safer for their customers and their horses. For more information about Bloomer Trailers and their Dealers please go to www.BloomerTrailers.com, for more information about the Bloomer High School Team for Jr's and Sr's please email rodeoteam@bloomertrailers.com. Also, follow Bloomer Trailer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Remember the road trips are always rewarding in a Bloomer Trailer.... We are pleased to announce the 2015 Bloomer Trailers High School Rodeo Team:

2016 Bloomer Trailers High School Rodeo Team Members TEXAS

Champion Breakaway Roper. NHSRA Qualifier, IFYR All Around Champion and Breakaway Champion. MASON MOORE - Team Roper & Tie Down Roper. JAY TERRELL - Steer Wrestler, Team Roper & Tie Down Roper. 2x team member. TREY THOMAS - Bareback Rider & Saddle Bronc. IFYR Top Ten. 2x team member. KAILEY TOAL - Barrels. TACY WEBB - Goat Tying & Breakaway. 2x team member. CLINT WEBSTER - Team Roping & Tie Down Roping. GEORGE WRIGHT - Saddle Bronc. Texas FFA Saddle Bronc State Champion.

CHANTZ WEBSTER - Team Roping and Tie Down. 2015 THSRA All Around Champion and 2015 THSRA Tie Down Champion. 2x team member. TERA ARLEDGE- Goat Tying and Breakaway. 2x team member. BOUDREAUX CAMPBELL - Bull Rider. 2015 THSRA Champion Bull Rider and 2015 CPRA Champion Bull Rider. LOGAN COOK - Saddle Bronc, Tie Down & Team Roping. 2x NHSRA Qualifier. SPIN EDWARDS - Team Roper & Tie Down Roper. MITCHELL HUTTO - Steer Wrestling. NHSRA Qualifier. 2x team member. ZACK KIRKPATRICK - Tie Down Roper & Team Roper. NHSRA Qualifier. All State Football, Lonestar Football Varsity Superteam. 2x team member. COOPER MATHEWS - Tie Down Roper & Team Roper. 2015 CPRA CALIFORNIA CAMERON MESSIER - Saddle Bronc, Team Roper & Tie Down Roper. Rookie of the Year. 2015 The American Qualifier. 2x team member. KAMBRIA MCDOUGAL - Barrel Racing & Breakaway. 2014 THSRA NHSRA Qualifier.

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COLORADO

CHEYLIN CORMAN - Breakaway Roper, Team Roper, Barrels & Poles. All State Basketball. 2x team member. ALEX ODLE - Pole Bending, Barrels, Breakaway & Team Roping. 2015 CHSRA Champion Barrel Racer, 2015 IFYR Champion Barrel Racer, NSRHA Qualifier, 2014 CHSRA Champion Pole Bender, All-Conference Softball Pitcher. 2x team member. JASE STAUDT - Team Roping & Tie Down Roping. 2015 CHSRA Tie Down Champion, 2015 CHSRA Cutting Champion, NHSRA Qualifier, 2015 NHSRA Reserve Champion Team Roper and IFYR Top 10. 2x team member.

FLORIDA

JESSE PETRI - Bull Rider. IFYR Top Ten.

IDAHO

CODY CRAIG - Team Roping & Tie Down Roping. IFYR Top 10. 2x team member. BLAKE CRAIG - Team Roping.

KANSAS

Roper & Team Roper. NHSRA Qualifier.

JESSE POPE - Bareback, Bulls & Saddle Bronc. 2014 & 2015 KHSRA Bareback Champion, 2015 OKLAHOMA KHSRA Saddle Bronc Champion, NHSRA Top TREY KIMZEY - Bull Rider. 20, 2015 National Little Britches World Champion MITCHELL PHILLIPS - Bareback & Saddle Bronc. 2015 OHSRA Bareback Champion, NHSRA Bareback Rider and IFYR Top 10. Qualifier and IFYR Top 15.

LOUISIANA

KELLY O'NEAL - Barrels, Poles, Breakaway SOUTH DAKOTA & Goat Tying. Top 10 NHSRA, 2014 LHSRA TAYLE BRINK - Breakaway, Goat Tying, Team Roping, Barrels & Poles. NHSRA Top 15 and IFYR Champion Barrel Racer. Top 10.

MISSISSIPPI

KELSEY PHILLIPS - Barrels, Poles & Breakaway Roping. NHSRA qualifier. 2x team member.

NEBRASKA

JAYDN HOLLENBECK - Breakaway & Goat Tying. NHSRA Qualifier. 2x team member.

NEW MEXICO

UTAH

AUTUMN WITTWER - Barrels, Poles, Team Roping & Breakaway. NHSRA Qualifier.

WYOMING

JACEY THOMPSON - Breakaway, Goat Tying, Barrels, Poles & Team Roping. NHSRA Qualifier.

GARRETT JACOBS - Steer Wrestler, Tie Down

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