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

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

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

Region I

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

PERFORMANCE REPORT

SHELBY SPIELMAN

RFD TV American Qualifier By Jadyn Duggan

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– Performance Reporter

e all have dreams of making it big. We spend countless hours working with our horses and thousands of dollars entering jackpots. We enter these jackpots as a way to win a little extra money, learn what we need to focus on next, and even get use to a new horses. Learning the ropes of a new horse is exactly what Region One alumni Shelby Spielman was doing when she won the American Qualifier with a 14.753! Shelby grew up through the ranks of Region One, working herself to the state level and then to the collegiate level. In high school Shelby competed in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping and Goat Tying.

After graduating from high school, Shelby signed on to rodeo for Texas Tech University continuing to compete in Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, and Goat Tying. When asked what her plans are for the future, Shelby said she will finish getting her degree in Ag Communications, “so I will just be college rodeoing and hitting a few pro rodeos when I have time.” Going to pro rodeos on the side is exactly what Shelby was doing when she won the American Qualifier in Glen Rose, Texas. Shelby was just starting to get to know the ropes of a new barrel horse when she entered the Better Barrel Racers jackpot and American Qualifier. “I just went and was going to have fun, and if I qualified I was gonna be super excited; and then when I won that really was exciting!” As Shelby prepares for the RFD TV American she will also be gearing up for her college rodeo that same week. “My biggest obstacle will probably be having to make it back and forth to my college rodeo that's in Odessa that weekend also.” However stressful her week may be that week, Shelby says she is going to ride her horse like she knows she has to, do her best and “let the chips fall where they may.” Region One wishes Shelby the best of luck at the American, her college rodeos, and all of her future endeavors. We know Shelby has always had a place in her heart for Region and we would just like for her to know that the Region One family will also be here to support and cheer her on! To her Region One family with dreams of making it big: “I would say just keep going and take all the advice you can from everybody that gives you help when you’re in high school because once you get to college it’s hard to get back home to get help from people and just take it all while you can.” - Shelby Spielman, Region One Alumni and American Qualifier

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2018 COLLEGE RODEO EDITION

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Preparing for the Pros

by Jimmie Smith former THSRA competitor and Senior at Texas A&M University

oud music. bright lights. Screaming fans. Those elements make up the atmosphere at the college national finals rodeo. This energy replicates the feelings of running down the alleyway at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada home of the National Finals Rodeo.

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE RODEO ASSOCIATION? According to history published on the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association website the NIRA was established in August 1949. The NIRA gives student athletes the opportunity to compete in rodeo events, while attending school, with the hope of qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo. Until the early 1970s the NIRA struggled with gaining memberships and sponsors. In 1975 the number of member schools grew and, scholarship opportunities rose, allowing student athletes to be rewarded for excellent academic standing and athletic ability. HOW DOES THE CNFR COMPARE TO THE NFR? CNFR national champion and first time NFR qualifier, Cole Melancon emphasizes how competing in the atmosphere at the CNFR prepared him for the professional rodeo circuit. “The tension there is just like being at some of the bigger pro rodeo events,” Melancon said. “I think that’s what helped me get through the rest of the year and helped me clinch a spot in the top 15 and qualify for my first NFR.” Texas Tech Rodeo team athlete Kellie Collier clinched her first trip to

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Las Vegas this year in the women’s barrel racing. Collier competed at the collegiate level throughout college, while maintaining her grades and preparing for the professional level. “Learning how to have priorities in school and keep your horses healthy has helped me so much in the pro rodeo world,” said Collier. “I had to learn how to grow up a lot and take care of myself in college and it made me realize how to appreciate the opportunities I have and the amazing horses I have under me.” SELF-DISCIPLINE Competing in a sport at the collegiate level is an opportunity to learn how to manage time. Student athletes are able to balance school, practice, and horses all at the same time. Learning time management helps the athletes prepare for the professional level. “Balancing school and rodeos taught me how to manage my time and stay focused on the task that’s ahead of me,” said Melancon. “It also tough me how to be a responsible adult.” ATMOSPHERE Horses, contestants, sparks and music fill both the CNFR arena and the NFR. Contestants experience loud performances as well as quiet yet fast paced early morning slacks. “The first slack performances at the CNFR are a lot like slacks at the pro rodeos,” said Collier. “And the performances at the CNFR are also a lot like performances at the pro rodeos.” Competing in the short round at the CNFR gives contestants the same butterflies and pre-race jitters that one would have when competing at the NFR for the first time. For many young competitors competing at the CNFR is the closest thing that compares to the NFR. The NIRA continues to grow and give many student athletes opportunities that would not be available without the scholarships provided. Without the CNFR many young competitors would not be familiar with what it takes to rodeo at the professional level. For more information and membership opportunities visit the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association website.

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Montana; and also Northwest Community College - Powell, WY.

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Kansas; Oklahoma; and also Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville, MO.

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Wyoming; Colorado; and also Chadrom State College Chadron NE.

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Arizona; and also New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM; San Juan College - Farmington, NM.; Western New Mexico University - Silvercity, NM.

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North Dakota; South Dakota; Nebraska; Minnesota; Iowa; Wisconsin

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

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

Region II

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS KEVIN BENNETT

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

MATT DICKEY

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

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

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By SHANNON WEYERTS – Performance Reporter

n this world, as human beings, we have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted. In the High School Rodeo world these things include our horses, our parents, and the Adult President and Secretary of our regions. While all of these are equally important some of course are more important at times. In the spotlight today are our dedicated and hardworking President, Kenny Stewart, and Secretary, Jody McElroy. I feel that one of the simplest ways to show your gratitude is to get to know someone and that is exactly what this article is about. Kenny Stewart is the husband to Naomi Stewart and father to Sidney and Stran Stewart. Sidney competed in high school rodeo and Stran is still competing in the association. Kenny and his family live in Stanton, Texas where Kenny; Farms, Ranches, and owns Stewart Water Well Service. He is also the manager at Patterson Quarter Horses and is the Martin County commissioner. His family has been involved with Region 2 High School Rodeo for six years and got involved when the

boys started participating in Junior High Rodeos. Even though Mr. Stewart never did High School Rodeo he does enjoy team roping in his spare time. Stewart saw the need for leadership as a director and so by getting involved he then worked his way to President. When asked what his favorite thing about rodeo he said, “watching the kid’s skills get better every year they come back.” When asked about his favorite rodeo memory he said it was when his oldest son, Sidney, tied the fastest calf of the year his senior year. Kenny has a great vision for the future of the organization and in the next five years he wants to get to where some big money is awarded for college scholarships. By big money he means BIG money. He feels the struggle to find leadership with no personal agenda and keeping good stock to compete on is a big challenge facing the rodeo organization today. At the end of the day Kenny just wants to remind parents with THSRA members to “not put too much pressure on their kids or themselves about winning. The way your child performs is not a reflection of you personally. Enjoy because its only 4 years.” Furthermore, as well as most other region secretaries, Jody is one of the most amazing women in our region and some things wouldn’t get done without her. Jody McElroy is the wife of Tres McElroy, mother of Mayle Chambliss who participated in high school rodeo, mother-in-law to Tray Chambliss, and grandmother to Traelyn Chambliss. McElroy lives in Balmorhea, Texas where she works at the USDA building. Jody enjoys rodeos, calf roping and raising goats. While Jody never did high school rodeo, she won many trophies and awards through open and youth Texas Hill Country rodeos. Jody’s involvement in THSRA started with her daughter 10 years ago. Jody started out as a pole director and then grew to become the region secretary. McElroy’s favorite thing about high school rodeo is the region 2 families and she wants to see the organization grow. One of her most memorable recollections is not necessarily her favorite. She broke her finger at the region finals and had to splint it with a pizza box until after the rodeo, when she then went to the emergency room. She wants to tell parents and THSRA members that you should “enjoy it now, time goes by too fast.” She also said that she is “so proud of our region and the family unit we share, the wonderful power up we started this year and the great church services and thank you to Kenny Stewart and Chuck Senter.” “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” -Cynthia Ozick. This is exactly what some of us do with our Secretary and President every rodeo weekend and without them this association would not be possible. Taking just a small amount of time to get know them can show even the 3/3 & 3/4/2018 Abilene slightest bit of gratitude and show 3/10 & 3/11/2018 Midland you how amazing these people are even outside the rodeo scene. 3/23 & 3/24/2018 Midland

2017-2018 Rodeo Schedule: Region II

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North Central Texas College is located in Gainesville conveniently about one mile from I-35 and about half way between Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City.

• Environment for both success in the arena and academics with advising, guidance & support across The NCTC rodeo team provides an opportunity for students to pursue their rodeo goals while many fields of study and career paths available also in pursuit of their academic/career goals. In addition to the Associate degrees, many • Scholarships available for both Men’s and Women’s students pursue fields of study in university transfer Agriculture, Farm & Ranch Management, rodeo teams Equine Science, Equine Business Management, and Horticulture. All of these programs are available on the NCTC Gainesville campus and located adjacent to the Equine Center and Rodeo practice facilities.

Contact us for more information Curt Donley (580)254-1681 cdonley@nctc.edu Steve Keith (903)257-8998 skeith@nctc.edu

• Stall barn and practice facility located on campus within walking distance of both dorms and classroom buildings • Practice facilities include both a lighted outdoor and indoor arenas • Offers both timed-event and roughstock practice on campus • On-campus weight room for student athletes North Central Texas College competes in the NIRA Southwest Region and will attend ten college rodeos per year. In addition to the rodeo team, we also offer intercollegiate stock horse team, horse judging, and IHSA western team.

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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 2018 THSRA State Finals.

The Andrews Family of Region IV

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by Catelyn Felts

ongratulations to the Andrews’ family of Region 4 for being chosen as the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Month! Scott, Jett, Friday Joe and Wyatte Grace own and operate the Cadillac Ranch in Winnsboro, Texas. For the past 17 years, the family has built an operation consisting of a construction business and cattle ranching. For daily chores, the Andrews employ three full time ranch hands while Wyatte Grace has the task of raising and riding their barrel horses. She also takes care of 16 horses, and is responsible for everything that goes into caring for those animals including: riding, training, vet trips, maintenance, and scheduling farrier trips. Friday Joe is what everyone calls the ‘ranch foreman,’ Scott explained. “[Friday Joe] seems to be involved in every part of what goes on.” While each individual plays an important role in the family operation, Scott Andrews and Cole Denney serve as the head honchos. Most individuals know the hard work that is put into sustaining a successful family business, and Scott put it sim-

plest when describing the work and the discipline that must be put forth by each team member; “It’s like a ladder; you have to have every step,” he explained. Even though the Andrews’ maintain a fairly packed schedule they always seem to make time for Wyatte Grace and her rodeos. As of now, Wyatte Grace is the only Andrews’ family member competing in the THSRA as Friday Joe is still too young. Wyatte Grace is a competitor in the barrel racing, pole bending and has dabbled in the roping events; however, barrel racing seems to be her favorite according to the family. Outside of ranching and traveling to rodeos, the family loves to hunt together. “We spend our best family time hunting,” the family said. Inside and outside of the family business, one of the key factors that helps them from day to day is how well they get along. “Everyone does their part, and we think alike,” Scott said. “We get along good, and usually things go good.” Humor also seems to play a role in the family dynamics. Scott explained a particular time on the ranch when the family was working cattle. “Friday Joe kept asking, ‘Hey dad, how’s this work?’ ‘Hey dad, how’s that work?’” Scott said. “Finally, I told him, call me something else. All I heard all day was ‘dad, dad, dad.’ So, I told him just call me ‘father.’ [Friday Joe] said, ‘I can’t say ‘thater,’ but I can say Jesus.’” The family said they couldn’t stop laughing. The Andrews’ said they are very thankful, excited and lucky to be a part of the THSRA and they are thankful for McCoy’s support of the organization. “THSRA is a great association to raise kids around,” Scott said. “It has brought some really great friends into our lives.” Congratulations to the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Month!

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Region III

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

KEVIN STEWART PO Box 1308 • Glen Rose, Texas 76043 817.307.7300 • thekevinstewart@live.com SECRETARY - KELLEY WILLIAMS

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

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PERFORMANCE REPORT State of the Rodeo Address with the President

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By SAWYER PRZILAS

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r. Ken Bray is the president of Region III, and thank your lucky stars that he is. This position is not easy nor are any positions involving volunteerism. In addition, he also serves on the state board as president as well, adding yet another load of responsibility. This makes you wonder why would a person take on the extra duties and not just enjoy the rodeo? Below you will read a few questions and answers from Mr. Bray, regarding what he does, why he does it, and what he stands to gain from it. What motivates someone with so much already on their plate to volunteer for yet another time-consuming position? I love kids and I love the sport of rodeo. THSRA was good to me growing up. I feel it’s important to give back. My parents helped volunteer with high school rodeo. My mom helped secretary and my dad was a pickup man and provided stock. Without volunteers, the NHSRA and THSRA cannot operate. I wish more parents would pitch in to help. Participation with THSRA provides experiences and life lessons that can’t be found anywhere else. THSRA helps turn great kids into responsible, productive adults. It takes a village to

raise a child. It takes all of us helping each other. What do people see or not see about the importance of volunteerism? THSRA is blessed with really good people. Some of the finest people I know serve on the THSRA state and region boards or help volunteer at the rodeos. The association is nothing without the kids, but it simply cannot operate without adult volunteers. All of them that I know serve selflessly to help do their parts to make the association work and to help kids. But to be honest, there is a growing problem with a lack of good people stepping up and being willing to help produce the rodeos, help with fund raisers, and help manage the association and region business. We live in a fast-paced world and everyone is busy, but helping raise great kids has to be among our highest priorities. What do you want people to see/ get out of your time as president of the state board? I hope they see that I respected position and that I took the responsibility seriously. I am not any better than anyone else. I hope they see that THSRA and TJHRA are working together to make the associations better for the members. I hope they see that the association worked to serve the best interests of all of the kids. What are some of your duties being president and how often does the board meet or discuss things?

There are 4 board meetings annually that include the state directors from all 10 regions. The Executive Committee meets via teleconference throughout the year as needed to address any necessary issues that come up. There are other calls and meetings with people throughout the state almost every week. Our primary duty is to maintain the association and ensure the long-term viability and success of THSRA for its members and future rodeo contestants. Duties include oversight and management of finances, marketing efforts, and rule compliance. We also look for ways to increase membership, give back more to members in terms of payout and scholarships. We organize and produce the state finals for the biggest state membership in the NHSRA, and manage the process of awarding over $100,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. What can you tell people about the importance of volunteering whether that be for your position or just volunteering within the rodeo/ what advice would you give people who are wanting to help but having trouble getting started or getting in contact with the right people? THSRA cannot survive without a great team of volunteers. Giving back and volunteering your time to THSRA is a rewarding experience. Our kids are our future. They are worth the time

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and energy. THSRA is loaded with great kids that ultimately become great adults. Don’t be shy! Reach out and ask the region secretaries, board members, or anyone helping with the rodeos. I promise you they will gladly accept any help you can offer. Volunteering is not just for the adults either! Student members can get valuable credit for their own resumes and scholarship applications with time served volunteering at THSRA events. What is something about THSRA that people may not know that you would like them to know? THSRA has the largest membership in the NHSRA. THSRA and TJHRA combined membership is almost 3 times larger than the second largest state. Qualifying to the state finals really is a great accomplishment and honor. The THSRA Finals has 650 individual contestants average. Last year we had 973 horses on the grounds during the THSRA Finals. The total payout payout at the THSRA Finals last year was $118,400! THSRA awards over $100,000 in scholarships each year. What is your biggest takeaway from your time as president? I appreciate the good work done by THSRA boards and leaders before me. I am honored by the trust and confidence others have placed in me. I respect the position and I appreciate the opportunity work with a great

team for the benefit of all kids in the state How do you and the board initiate changes in THSRA? THSRA operates under the guidelines and rules set forth by the NHSRA. Texas has only one vote at the National level. We do not make all of the rules, but are obligated to follow them. Texas State directors’ vote on rule changes and our national director submits our proposals to the National committee for approval. This year was no exception. For example, we tried to reverse the jerk down rule in calf roping, and we requested that only one goat be in the arena at a time in the goat tying event at the National Finals. We don’t always get our way, but we continue to push for changes that we believe help our members, improve our rodeos, and make our association better. Thank you to Mr. Bray as well as all of our board members and to the people who volunteer at the arena as well. Without the benevolence and kindness of people our association would not be what it is today. Take note of a specific point Mr. Bray made, he commented that he was, “Not better than anyone else”, this meaning that he is just a man just like us. It does not take someone who is always nice or someone who can just go and go and go. All it takes is a person willing to help, not only that but to look for opportunities to help.

Hebrews 6:10 “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”

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fter a long winter, all Texans are looking forward to some warmer days. As we put winter into our rearview mirrors, l et’s talk about fun spring and summer fashion. We asked the experts to give you a first look at what wil be fashion trends for this next season. T his spring fashion wil be ful of colors, patterns and originality! Fashion is about you. It's the first statement you make when someone sees you. So what do you want people to think about you, when they see you riding in the arena or hanging out in the stands? Are you a fashionista, punchy or gravitate to graphic tees and bright colors? T his season, there is something for every style, but most importantly, be you! It's great to get ideas and inspirations from others, but always make sure you put your own touches on your outfits. So here are a few dif ferent looks to give you a little inspiration! Sherry Cervi by Resistol resistol.com

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n an effort to improve awareness about Texas High School and Junior High Rodeo Associations, the officer teams travel to both Ft. Worth and San Antonio Stockshows to meet with sponsors, rodeo officials and potential members. The officials from each stockshow and our sponsor team made these trip an experience to remember! Some of the officers wrote highlights from each trip on what they learned and accomplished during their tours.

RESISTOL HAT FACTORY by Alex Cawthon, THSRA Student President The High School and Junior High Student Officers teams went to the Dallas / Ft. Worth area in January. One of our stops was at the Resistol Hat Factory. It was a neat experience for my officer team and I. Resistol Hat Company is not only the Official Hat Company of THSRA and TJHRA, but also a proud sponsor who believes in our association. During our tour of the factory, I learned about the making of all felt and straw hats, from the very beginning to the end when they are shipped out to consumers. Unlike most hat companies, Resistol makes all their felt hats in the USA. Felt hats begin their process in their Longview, TX where the fur is felted (the more Beaver fur the higher the X in your hat) and then the “bodies” are shipped to their Garland factory and are precisely soaked, dried, stretched, and critiqued to make a finished hat that’s all different sizes, shapes, and colors. The straw hats are started out by being hand weaved into a cone like object. Depending on the detail of the design it will take a person 1-4 days to hand weave one hat! Once they arrive

in Garland, they go through many stages of being dipped and perfected to become the straw cowboy hat you see in stores. The Resistol factory never slows down in production, they make 78 dozen felt hats a day. Being in operation for over 100 years has made them the largest manufacturer of head wear in the world. I’v had the privilege of developing a personal relationship with the Resistol team. They are a great company, employed with great people who believe in their product and the athletes they sponsor. Speaking for myself and THSRA/TJHRA we wouldn’t want to represent anything but the “Best All Around”. #WeLiveItEveryday WHATABURGER by Haley Novak, THSRA Student Vice President In the rodeo world we are huge supporters of Whataburger. After leaving a rodeo late or getting up early to head to 8 A.M. slack, Whataburger is always the place to go! Since the company was created on August 8, 1950 they have been serving the biggest and the best burgers around. When Harmon Dobson opened his first restaurant, his goal was to serve a burger so big that it took two hands to hold, and so good that after a single bite customers couldn’t help but exclaim, “What a burger!” and this belief still holds true to this day! Most people tend to believe that Whataburger is just a “Texas thing” but there is actually more than 810 restaurants across the south! The people at Whataburger are very innovative and are always trying to create new classic things that will make us as customers feel like home everytime we take a bite into one of their delicious meals. In fact, the people in continued on page 20

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the Whataburger have decided to make it even more convenient for customers to order through a mobile app! So say your running behind to a rodeo, but you still need to stop and get breakfast; well you can order your meal on the Whataburger app and pick the exact time you’ll be rolling through to pick it up. This makes it very convenient for the customers because there is no waiting in line, all you have to do is run inside and pick it up! The student officers were lucky enough to be able to tour the Whataburger corporate office. We were able to create and order ourselves whatever we desidered, visited the kitchen and found out how the meals are prepared and where they were prepared at, and lastly we visited the Whataburger gift shop that sold any Whataburger merchandize that you could imagine. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. The company of Whataburger is very family oriented, caring of the customers, and will always be a classic. Without their support of our association we would not be able to put on the great rodeos that THSRA does and for that we should be very thankful for. KUBOTA CORPORATE OFFICES by Jack Wright, THSRA Student Secretary The THSRA officer team was fortunate to visit the Kubota Corporate Offices and Warehouse in Fort Worth during the stockshow and PRCA rodeo. David Murry, Kubota Regional Sales Manager, gave us a tour of the over 4 acre facility that houses a total of 85 employees. The most impressive part of the tour had to be the massive warehouse, where everything from an entire tractor to a tiny bolt is on hand to be shipped out. Mr. Murry was our teacher as we went through “Kubota School.” Despite having a Kubota tractor on our ranch and using it every day, I didn’t know a lot about the brand or it’s history. Kubota is a Japanese company based in Osaka, Japan, but they began selling in the United States in 1972. They are the leading manufacturer of compact excavators and 100 hp and lower Diesel engines. They provide everything from heavy construction equipment, tractors, all-terrain vehicles, on down to lawnmowers. They are very excited to release a 300 hp tractor to the market very soon. Kubota is proud to be one of THSRA’s biggest sponsors and we are so honored to have the support of this company who’s motto is, “For earth, for life.” Thank you Kubota for hosting us and showing us why orange is the tractor color for us!

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SONORA EQUINE INSURANCE GROUP by Alex Cawthon, THSRA Student President This week while visiting San Antonio, the THSRA officer team and I got the opportunity to our newest THSRA and TJHRA sponsor, Sonora Equine Insurance Group. Our visit consisted of learning more about the equine insurance business, a talk from professional team roped Blake Teixeira, and an insight into Ariat Boot Company. The insurance business has made a huge impression on our way of life, Sonora has figured out an affordable way to insure some of our biggest and most prized possession. They promise the security we need on the most value able thing in the rodeo world, our horses. Blake and his wife Brooke encouraged being in the business someday and emphasized how important it is to graduate college with a degree to support our love for this sport. Sonora Equine Insurance Group is filled with great people, who support our organization 100% and stand for our way of life. If you don’t have your horse insured give them a call, when I left their presentation I insured mine, and can’t wait to do business with them in the future!


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

DR. TANDY FREEMAN

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

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

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

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

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By HALEY NOVAK– Performance Reporter

exas State High School Rodeo Association has a large impact on high schooler’s lives all over the great state of Texas. In all ten of our high school regions we have over 1,400 members from every part of Texas. It is a great honor to be apart of a such a caring and hardworking group of people. As Vice President of the student board it has been a great experience seeing all the work that is done behind the scenes. Our board and group of directors works very hard to make our experience as high school athletes the best possible. The THSRA is one of the toughest states to compete in and when the competition is the toughest that means putting on the rodeo is crucial to make sure the stock is up to par with the athletes. The stock in the rodeos is half of the experience, if the stock is bad then the athletes cannot perform to the best of their abilities. In fact the calves, bucking horses, bulls, steers, and calves are very important. In rodeo you have to draw all the right cards and play them right to end up with the most success possible. The high school competition in the state of Texas is one of the toughest places to compete in and I believe our board and directors plays a part in that as well. It is

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STUDENT OFFICERS

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

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

Region V

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

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

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Letting Your Passion Drive You are letting the money get to our head, then we are not focusing on the passion in our hearts. We shouldn’t make rodeo a job we have to be good at. We should let it be a time to try our best and if it works out, great, if it doesn’t then just leave it behind you in the arena. Don’t be so hard on yourself if By HARLEY JO PERKINS – Performance Reporter things don’t turn out perfect. Rodeo is not a sport where things are going to ummer time is slowly (a little be perfect or even close to it at times. To push on toward accomplishing our too slow in my opinion) but goals we must keep God at the center of our passion. Make Him the reason surely coming around the cor- you have a good attitude whether your run is smooth and fast, or you buck ner and that means farmer’s tans and off at 7 seconds. My mom always reminds me that rodeo isn’t about the arena endless road trips. For us THSRA records you break or the feeling of embarrassment as you shake the dirt out of members we have one thing on your pants while your pole horse takes a victory lap. It’s about the character our mind; state. Everyone is grit- you have as a competitor and follower of Jesus. So while you’re getting back to the ting their teeth and grind and working harder than you have pushing themselves BEING STRENGTHENED WITH ALL before, remember to let the enjoyment of to work hard and be POWER ACCORDING TO HIS GLORI- rodeo drive you to reaching those goals the best they can be. But what’s the reason OUS MIGHT SO THAT YOU MAY HAVE you’ve dreamed of since you were a kid. behind all those hours GREAT ENDURANCE AND PATIENCE, Don’t try to be perfect and don’t expect in the practice pen? Is AND GIVING JOYFUL THANKS TO THE yourself to be. If you let the passion of rodeo come first before the wins, trust me, it to add a new buckle FATHER, WHO HAS QUALIFIED YOU you’re going to love it even more than you to your shelf or a new did before. It opens a new perspective on TO SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE OF saddle to your tack room? Or is it to glori- HIS HOLY PEOPLE IN THE KINGDOM how God wants you to enjoy the things He has blessed us with. Take advantage of fy God through the talOF THE LIGHT. COLOSSIANS 1:11-12 the rodeo life, it’s the best one to live! Be ent He has given you? grateful for the people and opportunities These are the questions you have to ask yourself if God has given to you. Chase after your goals with a determined mind and a you notice your attitude is reflecting joyful heart always giving thanks for this awesome life we live! envy and pride. When you begin to think that rodeo is all about winning and the money you take home or the points you’re getting, you’ve already answered those questions. 3/3 & 3/4/2018 DeRidder And that’s okay, I totally understand the struggle of getting angry about 4/7 & 4/8/2018 Nacogdoches not winning or getting any points. 3/24 & 3/25/2018 Center Cutting Finals The Lord has showed me that if we

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

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

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

Region VI

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

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By PAIGE DAWSON

– Performance Reporter

an you believe that we are already at the end of our Region VI rodeos? The cliché, “Time sure flies when you’re having fun”, truly applies to the 2017-18 rodeo season. As our region rodeos come to an end, the spring into summer rodeo season kicks off with the major stock shows, CPRA and various youth rodeo associations, as well as, weekly jackpots locally and across the great state of Texas. It’s pretty easy to be “entered up” somewhere every weekend. This, my friends, is where time management comes into play. As a senior, I have become very aware of managing my time – school work, testing for college, visiting prospective colleges, filling out scholarship applications, senior pictures, planning for graduation, and the list goes on and on. Wow! – now for my daily responsibilities like feeding and exercising my horses, practicing my events in preparation for State Finals, and making time to take of myself – both physically and mentally. The sport of rodeo is most definitely a physical sport; the contestant and their equine partner have to be in top condition to be able to compete at their best. But it is just as much a mental game as it is physical, and this is where having good time management skills really comes into play. You

see, it’s hard to be the best you can be when you feel like you are “flying by the seat of your pants”, so to speak. It takes planning your day, week, month and even year well in advance so you know when and where you need to be at a glance. This also includes knowing when your horses need their yearly vaccinations, coggins renewed, teeth checked, and any other health issues they may have. And we can’t forget about examining all of our equipment – tack, ropes, horse boots & wraps, trucks, trailers, etc. Speaking of trucks and trailers, I hope that all of you and your parents took the time to contact your state representative and voice your concerns regarding the CDL/ELD mandate. This is going to absolutely affect all of us and we need to make ourselves heard! As all of you know, I’m sure, Cole Ohrt was injured in an ATV accident back in December and is now at TIRR in Houston. Please keep Cole and his family in your thoughts and prayers. And Cole, please know that everyone at Region VI misses you and we are continuing to pray for complete healing and recovery. During our January rodeo Henson Dodge brought the THSRA/TJHRA truck to Gonzales and everyone enjoyed taking “selfies” beside it. Your Region VI student officers, Paige Dawson, Emily Seeker, and Brinlee Freeman even took advantage of the photo opp. Hopefully everyone else did too – that pizza party at State Finals would sure be fun! If, on Saturday, you know you are qualifying for State Finals please go by the office and pick up your packet and begin filling it out. All state packets have to be turned in before we can begin the awards ceremony. Seniors, don’t forget to fill out your senior biography and get it to Nena either before the March rodeos or turn it in first thing Saturday, March 10th. These will be read REGION 6 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT during the Senior Grand OFFICERS Entry on Sunday morning. Please make sure a parent or parents attend. Also, after the rodeo on Sunday we will have our year-end awards program 3/10 & 3/11/2018 Gonzales at the Events Center there at J.B. Wells.

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DANIEL DUNHAM OF REGION IV by Jaqueline Knox

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

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

roping. This year he was also the region 4 Steer Wrestling Champion. His junior year he competed in calf roping and steer wrestling. As a senior he is qualifying in all three of his events so far, however there are still four rodeos left. When asked if there were any sacrifices he had to make in order to compete in rodeo, he simply replied, “I do not think you make sacrifices when you are doing what you love.” His entire family supports him greatly. “I call all those late nights at the practice pen and miles on the rode great memories, not sacrifices,” added Shelia Dunham, Daniels mother. Daniel tries his best to keep a positive attitude. He believes that “your next run is your best run” and counts this phrase as his life motto. Professional calf roper, Shane Slack is someone who Daniel really admires. “In the past few years I have gotten close to him and he has helped me with so many things. One of the reasons I look up to him is because he cares about everyone and wants the best for them,” Daniel said. He has come a long way from his 5 year old rodeo self, however he has a soft spot for the little ones and loves to help others. “He loves to help the smaller kids. I still think about last summer when we went to Whitney and then on to Cleburne the next day. It was really hot and I am pretty sure he mugged for most, if not all, of the younger kids that night in ribbons and tie downs. Then lots of the girls had him and that was before he even roped. He was pretty hot and tired but enjoyed every minute. That night on our way to Cleburne he said some of those kids are going to have to find someone else tomorrow I can’t mug for everyone. After the rodeo I ask him what happened to not mugging for everyone, he smiled and said I just couldn’t tell them no,” Shelia said. In the future, Daniel plans to attend Stephen F. Austin and earn a general marketing degree. He does plan on continuing to rodeo throughout college. Daniel is honored to be chosen as this months Whatakid!

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

STUDENT OFFICERS

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

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

Region VII

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

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egion VII rodeos have come to a finish, and with state finals right around the corner, anticipation is at an all-time high. With the end of regional rodeos, it also brings a bittersweet end for some of the region’s seniors. While some are state bound, others turn the page to the next chapter of their rodeo careers. Within the past few and coming months however, all of Region VII’s contestants have steadily pushed the bar and intensity of their training and rodeo performances for their shot during a week in Abilene, or their future in a professional or collegiate rodeo arena. Even though these seniors are being forced to move on to new paths in life, the memories that High School Rodeo, and the character and lessons it has taught these students will be remem-

bered for a lifetime. The friendships and bonds made between the members of Region VII, student, parent, and horse alike will continue to benefit students in whatever arena of life they choose to pursue, whether it be the rodeo arena, or a pursuance of bigger goals. Throughout this rodeo season there have been hardships, and there have been triumphs. Through the victories and defeats, every athlete has performed to the best of their abilities and created memories that can be reminisced upon for years to come. This rings especially true for the seniors of Region VII, as they say goodbye to the yearly routine of THSRA to move on towards newer and bigger plans.


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anger College is located in the small town of Ranger Texas and is located 80 miles west of Fort Worth on Interstate 20. It sits in the heart of rodeo country. Established in 1925, the school has a rich history of academics, sports and community involvement. With a little over 2000 students, the facility/student ratio is small and personalized. Head coach Llew Rust, a previous NIRA member, attended the College National finals (CNFR) three times. As a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, he competed in the calf roping, steer wrestling, and team roping. This experience enables him to assist his team members in their different events while allowing them to continue to develop their own skills. Assistant coach Dayton Adams participates in steer wrestling, team roping, and calf roping. In 2015 Ranger College was proud to have a national champion in bull riding, and in 2016 a national champion in team roping. As past national champions, we strive to uphold our winning tradition. Here at Ranger College, success is promoted not only in the arena, but in the classroom as well.

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

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

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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 2018 THSRA State Finals.

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egion VIII’s McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family is the Solomon Family from VIII. Mike and Brooke met in late 2003 and were married in 2008. They each brought a daughter to the family, Mika and Mackenzie. Mika is a college student in Uvalde and Mackenzie is a Junior in high school and competes in Region VIII. Mike raises and feeds cattle and prides himself in the preconditioning care he puts into his operation. Solomon Cattle Company is a 4 man/woman operation: Mike, Brooke, Mika and Mackenzie. Mike oversees the care of the cattle and does all the purchasing. Brooke tries to keep the books straight, which is sometimes a chore because Mike uses all kinds of tiny pieces of paper to write down notes for her. Brooke also homeschools Mackenzie, incorporating the cattle business as a real life teaching tool .... her “field trips” are also cattle business related. “The girls are very key components in our business. Mackenzie can sort and load a truck with cattle better than most men. They both learned to count by counting cattle. They both can pull a 36ft trailer loaded with cattle with no issues,” said Mike. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, Mike and Brooke love their ranch life together. Mike was raised in Falfurrias, Texas his entire life. He is the son of a rancher whose roots reach back to the early 1950’s. Brooke spent most of her growing up years in Sonora, where her parents made their living in the oilfield. Mike spent his younger years on the football field or helping his father in their family owned dairy and cattle operation. As Mike approached adulthood he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps as a cattleman. Since the early 1980’s, Mike’s main way of life has been as a cattle feeder, where he has fed cattle in several different feed yards over the years. As life changed for Mike he decided to try his hand in the bucking bull business. He soon was very successful with sale-

barn purchased bulls. When asked about it he says, “I was in the perfect situation, buying cattle to put on feed allowed me to have plenty to try in the bucking pen.” These bulls became very well known in the PBR for many years. One prized accomplishment was having the only 3 year old bull to buck in the PBR Finals short. Brooke however spent most of her life in the rodeo arena. Basically born on the back of a horse, barrel racing and horses have always been her passion. At the age of 16, Brooke filled her WPRA permit in one run, then hauled to PRCA rodeos for approximately two years. She competed in rodeos like Houston, Denver, Kansas City and Cheyenne. After a vehicle accident left her good horse injured, Brooke returned home and started her college education gaining a Business Degree. She has now taken her love of horses into a business fueled by her education through the school of hard knocks. After many years of caring for horses that some had deemed “used up” Brooke has learned how to use modern medicine and different rehabilitation techniques to bring those horses back to competition form. Brooke and her family own Fithorse by Equatics Fitness Center in Kingsville, TX (a swimming and Rehab facility). Mike and Brooke are very involved with Region VIII. Mike has been the High School Region VIII President for the last two years and Brooke is instrumental with coordinating fundraising events, going out and asking for donations and helping with coordinating all the year-end prizes that are given out. Mike is always there making sure that everything is ready to go for each rodeo, that the arena is ready and the ground is good. They are always helping out and supporting all the High School and Junior High kids in Region VIII. The Solomons are proud to have been selected as the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family. Brooke said, "We have a McCoys in Kingsville which is about a 30 minute drive for us. We buy just about everything there. Our most recent purchases for the ranch have been fencing materials and gates.” The entire Solomon Family is known for their dedication in all areas of their life, whether it is feeding cattle, in the arena or taking care of Region VIII. We are proud to recognize them as Region VIII’s McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family.

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me quickly learn how to manage my obligations and perform them well. This lesson has not only been vital to my rodeo experience, but it will also be crucial for the rest of my my life." Jordan plans to attend Texas A&M University, as did Hailey Kinsel, the well known Region VIII alumni. Hailey had held multiple state and region offices in the Texas High School Rodeo Association, and graduated, receiving high school rodeo scholarships. She then went on to carry out a successful rodeo career, winning The American barrel race in 2017, and recently setting the arena record at By Claire Figge – Performance Reporter the National Finals Rodeo, last December. We are so proud of her and excited to s a region, our goal is to send see what our seniors will do as they spread their wings! off our seniors each year, leaving them with a newfound respect for hard work and a burning desire to go accomplish great things. Over the years, Region VIII has given thousands of dollars in scholarships to our seniors, helping fund their college education. This year, by request of our Region secretary Mrs. Celina Fetty, H.E.B. was so generous as to be our exclusive scholarship sponsor. The $25,000 contributed will be given in scholarships during our End of Year Awards Banquet. One of our senior barrel racers, Jordan Puig, talked about what a scholarship would mean to her. "It would be an absolute honor to receive a Texas High School Rodeo Association Region VIII scholarship. Knowing that I can contribute to my family’s expense towards my college education makes me feel like I’m doing my part," she said, going on to talk about what lessons she will carry with her once she graduates. "The most significant lesson that rodeo has taught me is the importance of balance in one’s life. JORDAN PUIG Juggling my rodeo responsibilities, academics, and other sports has made

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ongratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Jordan Elysse Puig! The Laredo, Texas and Region 8 native attends John B. Alexander High School as a senior. She has been a member of the Texas High School Rodeo Association for three years and competes in the barrel racing with her horse, Pancho. “He always has this calm, pleasant look in his eye and always nickers when I walk up to him,” Jordan said. “He puts his whole heart into each and every run, and I couldn’t ask for a better horse.” Jordan has been a THSRA state qualifier each year she has competed in the association, and she explained how her favorite part about the organization is the competitive atmosphere. “Everyone shows up to every rodeo competing with the intent to win,” Jordan said. “I feel like the mutual desire to do our best and leave it all out in the arena pushes me to compete at my highest level.” While her involvement in the THSRA is limited to three years, Jordan has been involved in the sport of rodeo since she was seven years old. She said over the course of her entire rodeo career, she has learned countless life lessons. “Rodeo has taught me the value of hard work, since noth-

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ing worth working for comes easy; rodeo has taught me the importance of perseverance, for it matters more that you stand up after a fall than falling in the first place; and rodeo has taught me responsibility, being able to juggle horses and academics and other sports is a true talent that takes years to master,” Jordan explained. It is fairly reasonable to say, rodeo kids aren’t quite like the rest. Jordan explained how another one of her favorite things about the rodeo world and the THSRA, specifically, is the uniqueness of the sport. “I feel that people who are involved in the world of rodeo are a different type of breed,” she said. “Their character exemplifies the values of the THSRA and the western world.” Jordan explained how she and others who rodeo are set apart by the values and lessons that are taught throughout rodeo, as well as, the atmosphere and the lessons that go along with it. While there are numerous perks that accompany the sport, many families are aware sacrifices must be made in order to pursue a path on the rodeo trail; however, most are more than willing to do whatever it takes in pursuit of passion. Jordan and her family are no exception. “The amount of time spent taking care of horses, practicing, and hauling to the next rodeo

rodeo is much more than other sports,” Jordan said. “Like any other rodeo athlete, I have had to make some sacrifices… however, I believe the sport of rodeo is worth sacrificing for. I am eternally grateful for all of the lessons I have learned in that arena dirt; they are irreplaceable and an inseparable part of my identity.” In addition to the experiences she has had in the arena, Jordan explained how her parents’ contributions over the years have also played a large role in shaping her identity. “My parents have been, and always will be, my heroes,” Jordan said. “I can never repay them for all of the sacrifices they have made and their endless support. Because of them, I am the person I am today.” Upon graduation, Jordan plans to attend Texas A&M University Honors Program at Mays Business School, an honor only given to 85 out or 1,000 applicants. Once she completes her undergraduate studies, she plans to attend law school. “It is an absolute honor to be chosen for this month’s Whatakid. I am extremely blessed to be a member of such an awesome region and I am eternally grateful for all of its support.” We wish nothing but the best for Jordan in all of her future endeavors!


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Seniors Shine in Region IX school region rodeo because I made so many friends instantly and felt so welcome. Also tying my first 6 in goats against a great group of competitors.” Jessica plans to By ALY GHORMLEY– Performance Reporter attend Texas A&M to n less than a month, our senior’s attend nursing school careers with Region IX will be and become a nurse complete. For those of us who practitioner. have rodeoed with them since junior Darcy Taylor: high, this is a sad time, but we know “A clean barrel run they have great things to accomplish after many difficulin the future. Below is a quick look at ties figuring out my some of their favorite memories and barrel horse.” Darcy future plans. will attend McLennan Carly Staggs: “Winning the Community College first round of State in poles.” Carly in Waco and then plans to attend Sam Houston State transfer to Texas Tech University to major in nursing and to become a veterinarcontinue rodeoing. ian. RHEAGAN COTTON Zandie Hodges: “Too many great Pamela Henderson: memories to pick favorite.” Zandie “Running a 19.7 in poles my junior year in Bryan, Texas.” will be attending Baylor University to Tater Cartwright: “Friendships and great competition.” Tater plans to attend study interior design. a junior college and rodeo. Ashley Castleberry: “Coming Brad Roundtree: “Running the fastest time in the team roping.” Brad plans into the THSRA Finals Shortgo in to become an occupational therapist. first place.” Ashley plans to go on the Sammy Carranza: “Feeling of the years first rodeos, thrill of first runs and road and make the NFR in the near the excitment of the day, and getting to fellowship with all my friends.” Sammy future. plans to attend Oklahoma Horseshoeing School to become certified and then Jessica Garrett: “My first high attend Lone Star College to major in business. Joe York: “Last year at State I placed 3rd in round 1, 7th in round 2 and was sitting 3rd in the average going into the short go. It felt great to be in the top 15 of the state. I had a lot of great people helping me out, and I had fun in Abiliene.” Joe plans to get an Ag Business degree, compete in college and amateur rodeos and hopefully the PRCA this next year. 3/10/2018 Bryan Layne York: “State 2017 was a fun experience that

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allowed me to compete against good competition.” Layne plans to attend college and complete on their rodeo team. Rodeos 8 and 9 for Region IX were no different than previous rodeos with quick hands, lots of speed and great riding. Below is a quick recap of the day’s events and standings. Boys: Cash Enderli won both rodeos in tiedown with a 9.58 and 8.96, which improved his place in the standings to third. Gatlin Peck and Tanner Woodard sit in 1st and 2nd with only a one point difference. Joe York had the only win of the weekend in steer wrestling with a throw down of 5.7; the win moved him to number two for the year, but Ky Thomas has a commanding 15 point lead. In team roping, Jordan Lewis and Colby Boettcher took the first win with a 6.7, while Cody Wideman and Sammy Carranza won with 6.5. Team ropers were smoking fast all weekend, but Tristan Sullivan sits alone at the top of the standing due to some changes with partners earlier in the year. Girls: The can chasers continued their race with Ashley Castleberry and Grace Jackson taking the weekend wins. Ashley maintains the top spot in barrels, but with only one point difference Ashlyn Wright hopes to “write” a different story for the championship. Twenties are quick, but nineteens are crazy fast in poles. Carly Staggs earned another win in poles with a 19.950, while Zandie Hodges won the second rodeo with a 20.729. Carly remains at the top of the pole standings with Pamela Henderson and Aly Ghormley tied for the 2nd place spot. In goat tying Lacy Bruening won the first rodeo with a quick 7.2 to maintain her lead for year, but in rodeo two it was Aly Ghormley who took the win with a 7.5 to move up to third for the year. Jessica Garrett had solid runs all weekend and sits in 2nd. Aly Ghormley took the win for breakaway first with a 3.4, while Rheagan Cotten won the second round with a smoking 2.6. Rheagan moved herself

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into the top 5, but Jessica Garrett holds the first place spot with her consistent roping all year long. Rough Stock: The standings are close in bull riding with Calvary Norris and Parker McCown tied for the top position with 29 points each, but Falcon McConnell is only two points shy of number one. Bull riders didn’t fair to well in rodeo one, but in the second rodeo Jaron Sheehan scored a 83 to win. The bucking horses have been tough all year and these rodeos have been no different with Kaden Kornegey earning a score in rodeo two to maintain his lead. Saddle bronc had Jace Deveney winning both rodeos and he is the year end leader. The fight to the finish is on! With only two sets of rodeos to go, who will leave with the championship buckle? Stay strong, stay in the practice pen and think positive! For our Region IX Seniors, I leave you the Jeremiah 29:11 - “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future.” Congrats and good luck to all our seniors in their future endeavors. May God bless you all!

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STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

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

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

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egion X had a great week in Vegas competing in all the amazing youth events that are available for the youth to compete in. Region X member, Luke Williams took home the Junior NFR Champion Header title and received an exemption to the 2018 American Semi Finals. Junior High Region X member Avery Foegelle won round one and placed in round two of the Junior NFR as well. The exemption option is great for the contestants that won large events! I took a moment to talk with Carsyn Bailey, Junior from Paradise, Tx. She placed 7th in the first round of the Junior NFR. She received an exemption to the Semi Finals as well for winning the 16-19 AJRA Barrel Racing Championship. Here is what she said about the road to the Semi Finals. “i’ve had a lot of amazing opportunities these last couple years but getting to run at the semis is one i won’t forget. the feel-

CARSYN BAILEY, FIRST ROUND AT THE JUNIOR NFR. Photo by Boaz Dov Elkes

ing to have the opportunity to potentially run for a million dollars is something i can’t even put into words. i got my exemption through the AJRA for winning the year end in the 16-19 barrels. I rode my sorrel mare Shez A Blushing Sin, that i call bebe, all year. We didn’t win but a couple of rodeos but our consistency paid off in the end. I’ll be riding a grey gelding, Eye Rule or Norman, at the semis. We’ve only got a couple of runs under our belt but i’m confident he’s one i can make it to the AT&T stadium on.” Jordi Edens, Sophomore from Gatesville, Texas won the 19 and under Roy Cooper Breakaway Roping and second in the Junior NFR Breakaway! Hannah Hammond represented Region X at the San Antonio Stock Show Barrel Race. She placed 3rd in the Open, 2nd in the Youth, and 5th in the Open Average. AVERY FOEGELLE ROUND 1 JR NFR We would like to send a big good luck to WINNING our Region X members as they compete in photo by Boaz all the big events coming up!


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Hello TJHRA! Hope everyone is having a great 2018 rodeo season! Our student officer team joined the THSRA student officer team to visit the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Cowtown. To kick off our very busy trip we enjoyed touring and visiting some of our association sponsors beginning with Kubota’s factory in Arlington, TX where we learned about who Kubota is and why they are proud to stand behind their products. Did you know, that Kubota is the leading manufacturer in 100 or less horsepower tractors? Well now you do! Later that evening, we headed over to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. A hot BBQ meal was served that would make any Texans heart melt and given a behind the chute tour. We met several PRCA cowboys and cowgirls including Hailey Kinsel, past THSRA member, American Winner and NFR record holder in Barrel Racing and Tim O’ Connell 2016 and 2017 World Champion Bareback Rider. It was clear why they say, “This thing is Legendary!” After a good nights rest, we were given the privilege of a factory tour with our outstanding hat sponsor, Resistol Hats in Garland, Tx. Their hats are 100% USA made and to look just the way you want! Not only can you find your favorite straw or felt cowboy hat but also a fashion forward Charlie One Horse hat as well. Over 158 dozen felt hats are made per day! Just imagine how many hands touch each hat before we even buy it. In conclusion, we had a blast touring, meeting, and visiting. We are very grateful to have the supportive sponsors we have backing us! Thank you for reading and we will see you on the rodeo trail! CACTUS ROPES TOUR

written by Braedon Scott, TJHRA Vice President,

On February 15th, 2018 the TJHRA Officer team had the privilege and the honor of traveling to Pleasanton Texas to tour the Cactus Ropes factory. Cactus Ropes is not only the official rope of the PRCA but they are also a sponsor for both the Texas High School Rodeo Association and the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association. Upon our arrival we were met by Mr. Mike Piland. Mr. Piland’s

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official title is Vice President of Corporate Planning and Industry Relations but more importantly he is one of the three men that founded Cactus Ropes in 1991. In May of 1991 Cactus Ropes was founded by Mr. Mike Piland, Mr. Jack Stephenson and Mr. Joe Matthews in Pleasanton Texas where it is still located today. About a year after the company opened, a man named Barry Berg joined the company. Mr. Berg was known for making his head ropes a little different so he would mark all his ropes with BB. His rope is called the Bad Boy and is still produced and sold today. It is Cactus’ second most popular three-strand head rope. As in any new business, the first years were very hard and unprofitable as there were lots of trials and errors trying to make the perfect rope. There were even talks of shutting the factory down at one point but they decided to trust God and believe in their dream. They often worked 15 to 16-hour days trying to come up with the perfect blend to ultimately make the best ropes. One day they were approached by Allen Bach. Mr. Bach was looking for ideas and pointers on how to make his own line of ropes. While speaking with Mr. Bach they convinced him to join their team at Cactus Ropes. In 1995 Mr. Bach became a partner and joined Cactus Ropes. Mr. Bach had just won a world title so this brought a lot of positive marketing to Cactus Ropes. In January of 2004 Cactus Ropes sustained a total loss when a fire burned down their factory. In speaking with Mr. Piland, he talked about the devastation this caused to the company. They began to give up on their dreams and felt that Cactus Ropes had reached its end. One day,

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while sorting through the rubble trying to decide a direction for the company, the men looked outside and found a group of people gathered at thefront of the business. These people were there praying and showing their support for the company. It became clear to them at that point that Cactus Ropes was not just a job or dream for them, it was about all the young people whose dreams were to one day be the best. Cactus has now rebuilt and are bigger and stronger than before. In the words of Mr. Piland, “We saw the fire as a huge blessing. It has enabled us to grow into what we are now.” On our tour we had the opportunity to walk through the factory and see each stage of the rope making process. The first stage of rope making occurs when the twine is twisted into the rope form. Cactus Ropes used a man operated machine like no other rope company to complete this process. We had the opportunity to speak with one of the operators of these machines and he told us that he makes anywhere from 120-180 ropes per day. The ropes are then taken to the waxing area. In this stage they are placed in a vat of hot wax. The wax is heated to a specified temperature and the ropes are left in for a specific amount of time. From that stage of the process they are moved to an area where a young gentleman hand ties every eye in the rope. Those ropes are then placed on a machine that stretches each rope approximately 8-9 feet to tighten the eye. Once the eyes are tightened the ropes are passed to two sweet ladies who hand stich every rawhide burner on the eye of the rope. Now that the eye is finished it is time to finish the tail of the rope. The rope first goes to a young man that labels each rope. He then passes them off to a young man who hand ties every knot in the tail of every rope. The most impressive part of this process is this young man who ties each of these knots is blind. He ties each of these by feel only. We, as the officer team, had the opportunity to talk with this young man as he worked. He talked about how long he had been with the company and how much he enjoyed his job all while continuing to tie the knots. The ropes are then coiled up a specific way and prepared for sale. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Cactus Ropes and Mr. Piland for taking the time to show us around. The thing I learned through this tour is to never give up on your dreams and that hard work and dedication pays off. You only get out of something what you put in to it. Always remember, your talents are God’s gift to you, what you do with those talents is your gift to Him!

which not only carries construction supplies but includes building supplies to meet agricultural needs and understands the importance of their products in our industry. McCoys is a family owned business that has their customers best interests at heart. They began as a roofing business and grew into the McCoys Building Supply that currently operates 87 building supply locations, two McCoy’s Millworks facilities and five internal distribution centers within a five state area. They are proud of their employees and take pride in having employees that honor their customers and work to make sure the customers are satisfied with the products and service. TJHRA is proud to have McCoys as one of our sponsors because they believe in us as the future of the rodeo industry. Think of McCoys when working on your next project.

MCCOYS BUILDING SUPPLY TOUR written by Miss TJHRA, Laramie Dearing

Our TJHRA officer team had a wonderful tour learning at McCoys Building Supply

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HOW TRAVELING IS BENEFICIAL

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By RACHEL MARDIS– TJHRA Reg I

s a region, we are always traveling around the Panhandle, competing in different arenas. No matter what the conditions, we are always there, ready to compete. I believe this has a positive impact on our contestants, because every arena is different, and we must learn to adapt to that certain arena. Continuously being ready for any situation, this helps prepare us for State in Gonzales, Texas. Being in any arena, many things can happen. Rather this affects you negatively or positively, you must learn to adapt and push forward. Being in any arena, we know that staying positive is crucial to success. Even if we miss, or perform not to our greatest ability, we understand that many situations happen in different environments, so keeping our mindset positive, sets us up for success. A few of arenas we have competed in are Gruver, Vernon, Perryton, Childress, Hereford, and many more. All of these arenas have different attributes and environments, resulting in stock and other animals

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to react differently in some situations. Such as steers or calves speed, or maybe if they happen to fade a certain way. In some arenas, you have to prepare yourself differently. Such as knowing how the stocks acts, how your horse is acting, the weather conditions, or maybe even the environment which you are surrounded in. This has us constantly observing and paying attention to what's going on resulting in when we go to State, we can react in ways that affect us on a positive level. In every arena we travel to, the weather is different, as well as the ground and size of it. Saying that, we don't let it affect us in a negative manner. If we let those small things get to us, we wouldn't be where we are today. As Region 1, we may not rodeo in Gonzales year around, but we sure know how to adapt and react in positive ways. Due to this, we are extremely prepared for State, and that is why traveling is beneficial.


REGION IV RECAP By ALLIE

T

EASON– TJHRA Reg IV Student Secretary

he rodeo season here at Region 4 has been great with amazing competition and competitors. The allaround race for both boys and girls are a tight race and will come down to the wire. In the Junior High girls all-around, Makenzie Mayes, an 8th grader, is leading with 229 points. Trailing Makenzie is two 7th graders, Kayce Hawkins – 220 points and Hali Williams – 215 points. In the Junior High boys all-around, three 8th graders are battling it out to wrap up their junior high rodeo career. Brennen Wilson leads with 259 points, followed by Caden West with 256 points and Carson Emmons with 252 points. It doesn’t get any closer than that. This a testament to how good of talent and competition we have at Region 4. Just like the all-

around, there are several events that have a tight race. Caden West with partner Kayce Hawkins and Carson Emmons with partner Makenzie Mayes are tied for 1st place in ribbon roping with 56 points each. Jr girl’s goats only have 9 points separating 1st through 5th place with Hali Williams, Ellie Schreck, Kayce Hawkins, Laney Jo Almon, and Mackenzie Mayes. Jr. girl’s breakaway has Brylee Braden in 1st with 54 points and Makenzie Mayes with 52 points. Brylee Braden is leading Jr barrels with 47 points and Genevieve Blanchard in 2nd with 46 points. Other event leaders are Brennen Wilson in tie-down and chute dogging, Caden West and Carson Emmons in team roping, Abigail Armstrong in poles, Logan White in bulls, Caden West in boy’s goats, and Jake Murray in boy’s breakaway. Our regular season rodeos wrap up on February 17 & 18 with the Region Finals on March 23-25. Good luck to all contestants and see ya in Gonzales!

2017-2018 JUNIOR HIGH STATE DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN E. BLAND

806-679-2037

jeblandnspade@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT SCOTT SHOOK

281-437-8214

scottshook@yahoo.com

1st VICE PRESIDENT BRENT CHARLESWORTH

432-386-6214

brent@crcompany.net

DELEGATE DAVID FREEMAN

832-221-1253

police@coeltx.net

DELEGATE AMANDA GORHAM

830-676-3373

gypsydoll75@yahoo.com

DELEGATE SHANE HANCOCK

254-379-3516

shanehancock74@yahoo.com

DELEGATE JEFF PARSLEY

903-842-4720

jparsleygeraniums@earthlink.net

DELEGATE JOE RICHARDS

806-676-5970

joe@diamondcattlefeeders.com

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

830-279-8590

rkriesvaughan@gmail.com

STATE DIRECTORS

Region I GARY CLEMENTS GUY ELLIOTT LANCE GAILLARD

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

806-346-5217 940-839-6354 806-898-3748

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

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

Region IV AMY BEAM SEAN SUNDBERG JAMES TETTENHORST

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

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

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

Region V RICHARD BALDWIN 936-332-5466 JODIE MORIAN 409-384-5552 BILL WHITE 337-304-0748 Region VI CLAY OHRT 361-571-1040 GARRET OHRT 361-649-4060 TOMMY OHRT 361-550-5202

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

Region VII BUBBA ACHILLE KIMMI BYLER KELLY REINA

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

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

r.baldwin147@icloud.com jlkahladds@att.net whiteacresranch1@yahoo.com

Region VIII BEN ELLIS 361-701-1886 ben_ellis78@yahoo.com MATT SCIBA 361-571-7888 scibaadjuster@gmail.com MARIE SMITH 830-570-7058 bmsmith1996@sbcglobal.net Region IX STAN MCDONALD 979-229-5963 stanmcdranch@aol.com JOHN SCHUENEMAN 979-268-4994 john.schueneman@gmail.com LYLE SMITH 936-581-4255 lyle.smith74@gmail.com Region X JAMES KOONSMAN 254-717-6211 jamesk74@yahoo.com BRANT WARD 325-895-1662 ward23@gte.net RENEE WEITZ 512-217-8165 weitzrr@gmail.com STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT QUAY LLOYD V.PRES BRAEDON SCOTT SECRETARY BRANDI FREEMAN PRINCESS LARAMIE DEARING

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REGION IX:

GRIT, DETERMINATION & MENTAL STRENGTH

By RILEY JO CHEATHAM– TJHRA Reg IX Student President

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ey ya’ll I’m Riley Jo Cheatham, Region IX Rodeo President, and I would like to start off by asking to please keep praying for those involved in Hurricane Harvey, shooting in Vegas and the most recent school shooting in Florida. It’s devastating to see our fellow American’s suffer and

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I pray for healing of their minds, body and soul. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13. Many people sacrificed themselves during these times to save others. Now to turn things around a little bit, when I was watching the NFR back in December I remember seeing things like grit, determination, mental strength and a whole lot of try from each contestant. I noticed that there’s a whole bunch of kids in region IX that have the same traits and features. They get up every morning to feed and water, go to school, come home, practice hard, wash horses, clean water buckets, clean stalls, feed, go inside and finish that huge stack of homework that’s bigger than the Bible. Basically, we all work our tails off and some don’t realize how all that hard work and sacrifice is going to pay off. I guarantee there are going to be a bunch of kids on that big screen at the NFR

in Las Vegas one day that I have rodeoed with in Region IX. Of course, that’s every cowboys and cowgirls huge dream and is always the main goal sitting in the back of our minds. I also noticed that every winning rodeo contestant young or old at the NFR or Junior High Finals have the best attitudes even if they draw the worst calf or if the dirt is up to their horse’s knees, they keep on trucking through the run. They are always striving to be the best in the most positive way. You must have these qualities to be one of the best. My Dad shared this quote with me, You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. No matter what you keep moving forward, use those mistakes from your past to make your future ten times better. Use those mistakes, we all have them, that’s just part of being a human. That’s why we have God to guide us down the right paths and help us through life. If you’re having trouble and struggling through tough times ask God what to do, follow in his footsteps and live in his spirit. I can’t wait to see everyone at the next rodeo and see even more drive and improvement. I especially can’t wait to see where we all end up at the end of our story.


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FAMILY MATTERS:

By MAKENZIE DOWELL– TJHRA Reg X Student Vice President

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ur Region has suffered great losses recently and we ask that you keep the Baldwin family, for the loss of Jimmy, and the Thomas family, for the loss of Randy, in your prayers and thoughts. Jimmy was our JH State Director last year and had moved up to HS State Director this year where both his sons Ty and Trace are competing. Randy was the father to our current member Carter that competes in Breakaway roping, Goat tying and Ribbon roping, we at Region X are heart broken for these families and Jimmy and Randy will be greatly missed.

As we are getting ready for our finals at Region X, I have to say that things are very close and in most events it's anybody's to win! With only 13.5 points between 1st and 10th place in the girls breakaway, I'd have to say this event has a tough group of girls that can really rope! It looks like Holt Brockenbush has the boys breakaway sewed up with a 30 point lead coming in to the finals. And our current JH State President, Quay Lloyd has the Chute dogging in the bag with a 24 point lead coming into the finals. Even though these 2 events have the champions scored out it's still a good race to see who will be the reserve champs. In the barrel racing we noticed some verrry fast times with Laura Mote having the fastest of the season with a 16.586, can't wait to see what happens at the Finals! In other news Region X was well represented at the Texas Junior Circuit Finals held in Waco, Tx as Madison Murray won the Breakaway and Sage Brown was 2nd place and I was 5th place. Then Brooklyn Balch took 4th place in Goat tying and Harley Potter rounded out with 2nd place win in the barrel racing. Congratulations to all!! As I bring this article to close we would like to wish all the other Regions Best of Luck at there upcoming Finals and look forward to seeing everyone at STATE!! Safe travels to all!!

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