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EXECUTIVE BOARD STATE PRESIDENT KEN BRAY

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

1ST VICE PRESIDENT MIKE ISELT

In This Issue

EXTREME TEAM NEWS

THSRA NATIONAL FINALS RESULTS

2ND VICE PRESIDENT COLE SEALY

830.815.1800 • delaune.holly@gmail.com

RANCH FAMILY: THE CHARLESWORTH FAMILY

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

SECRETARY/TREASURER SUSAN BALDWIN

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

HOLLY DeLAUNE Marketing Director

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

Official Publication of the Texas High School Rodeo Association

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

BRIAN ROBERTS

Computer Programmer brian.roberts53@att.net 281.213.9143

ARIAT PERFORMANCE REPORTERS

NATIONAL DIRECTOR COTTON GEORGE

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

Region I

JADYN DUGGAN Region II

JUNIOR HIGH NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN BLAND

SHANNON WEYERTS Region III

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Region IV Region V

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HARLEY JO PERKINS Region VI

PAIGE DAWSON

DELEGATES AT LARGE DAVID FREEMAN

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JASON KEY

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Region IX

ALY GHORMLEY Region X

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Region VIII

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2017 TEXAS NATIONAL RESULTS photos cour tesy of Rodeopixs

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TEAM TEXAS, 2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS - TEXAS 1ST BOYS TEAM STANDINGS - TEXAS 1ST TEXAS TOP 20 CONTESTANTS

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BOYS CUTTING: NChaser Crouch - National Champion Lane Cooper - 5th Brendan Bennett - 7th Nathan Socia - 9th GIRLS CUTTING: NJaime Lucas - National Champion Sheridan Clark - Reserve Champion Kasey Kretzschmar - 15th Paydon Hooper - 18th

JAIMIE LYNN LUCAS

REINED COW HORSE: Josh Briggs - 6th Jake Baca - 8th Colton Baca - 17th BAREBACK: NPayton Lackey - National Champion Tyler Johnson - 4th Colby Fedor - 12th BREAKAWAY: Jordi Edens - Reserve Champion

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SADDLE BRONC: Will Pollock - 13th Brandon Lansford - 16th

CALF ROPING: Ty Harris - 4th Chet Weitz - 19th POLE BENDING: Reagan Davis - 3rd Reagan Jordan - 7th TEAM ROPING: Cutter Duckett & Jesse Hines - 12th GOAT TYING: NSonora Schueneman - National Champion BARRELS: Shelby Espenson - 20th BULL RIDING: Dalton Kasel - 4th Ross Freeman - 9th LIGHT RIFLE: Jake Kahla - 5th Madison Myers - 6th Will Wright - 14th TRAP: Will Black - 14th


$500 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: Bret Barnard Gabe Brunson Ross Freeman Kelsey Hancock Sonora Schueneman Will Wright Cullen Eppright - Officer Scholarship Sheridan Clark

HIGHEST GIRLS' CUTTING SCORE - 152

Lane Cooper

HIGHEST BOYS' CUTTING SCORE - 150

Ross Freeman

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2018 THSRA STATE FINALS BIDS / APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED Due Oct. 10th. - Print all application information on website: www.thsra.org/state-office-information

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE THSRA INVITES YOU TO SUBMIT A BID AND/OR APPLICATION. Please apply per the stated requirements. If you wish to offer any alternates and/or qualify your bid and/or application, please include with your application. ALL BIDS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 10, 2017. Please include your telephone number. Bid and applications will remain sealed until Friday, October 20, 2017, at which time the Stock Committee will open and review all. The Stock Committee meeting will be held in Hallettsville, Texas, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Family Center starting at 7:00 PM. Interested applicants are invited to attend the meeting; however, you must submit a sealed bid and/or application by the October 10th deadline. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Cotton George, Ntl. Dir. PO Box 30 Martinsville, TX 75958 (936)564-8993

Ken Bray, President PO Box 1634 Granbury, TX 76048 (817)219-0436

Susan Baldwin, Secretary 704 1/2 Southview Circle Center, TX 75935 (936)590-4447

MAIL ALL APPLICATIONS TO: Cotton George, National Director 704 1/2 Southview Circle Center, TX 75935 Please indicate on the outside of your envelope APPLICATION ENCLOSED. JUNE 10TH - 16TH, 2018 | ABILENE, TEXAS RODEO PERFORMANCES: 5 morning and 4 evening performances beginning Monday morning, June 10th and ending Saturday, June 16th, 2018. The final go round will be held on Saturday afternoon, June 16th. The 1st go round will be run Monday and Tuesday using two (2) arenas. The 2nd go round will be held in the Coliseum starting with the Wednesday morning performance. QUEENS CONTEST: The Queens Contest will be held June 8th through June 10th, 2018. A. PHOTOGRAPHER - BID 1. Must work all rodeo performance, finals, queens contest and awards presentations. 2. THSRA logo to be used on all photos. 3. Complimentary photos of all event winners and team furnished to THSRA. 4. Submit schedule of price structure and rebates to THSRA. 5. Work with publicity committee where possible. 6. Submit references with bid. B. VIDEO - BID 1. Must work all rodeo performances, finals and queens contest. 2. Submit schedule of price structure and rebates to THSRA. 3. Submit references with bid. C. BULLFIGHTERS - 3 REQUIRED 1. Applications will be reviewed by Stock Committee. 2. Must work all rodeo performances and finals where rough stock is used. 3. Position salary will be $1,000 plus room or RV

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hookup. 4. Submit enclosed application. D. TIMED/ROUGH STOCK JUDGES 4 REQUIRED 1. 2016 - 18 NHSRA rule book will govern. 2. Position salary will be $2,000 plus room or RV hookup. 3. Submit enclosed application. E. ANNOUNCER - 1 REQUIRED 1. Must work all rodeo performances, finals and awards presentations. 2. Position salary will be $3,000 plus room or RV hookup. 3. Submit enclosed application. F. OUTDOOR ARENA/REINED COW HORSE ANNOUNCER - 1 REQUIRED 1. Must work 1st go round of events in outdoor arena and all Reined Cow Horse performances, finals and awards presentations. 2. Position salary will be $750.00 plus room or RV hookup.

J. POINTS ANALYST - 2 REQUIRED 3. Submit enclosed application. 1. Must maintain points for all rodeo performances and finals. G. RODEO SECRETARY - 1 REQUIRED 2. Must be knowledgeable of ARTS program. 1. Must work all rodeo performances and finals. 3. Position salary will be $900.00 plus room or RV 2. Position salary will be $1,200.00 plus room or hookup. RV hookup. 4. Submit enclosed application. 3. Submit enclosed application. K. CUTTING SECRETARY/OUTDOOR H. RODEO TIMER - 2 REQUIRED ARENA TIMER - 1 REQUIRED 1. Must work all rodeo performances and finals. 1. Must work all cutting performances and finals. 2. Position salary will be $1,000.00 plus room or 2. Must time 1st go round of events in outdoor RV hookup. arena. 3. Submit enclosed application. 3. Position salary will be $1,050.00 plus room or RV hookup. I. OUTDOOR ARENA TIMER/CUTTING 4. Submit enclosed application. ASSISTANT - 1 REQUIRED 1. Must work 1st go round of events in outdoor L. REINED COW HORSE SECRETARY arena and 1 REQUIRED assist cutting secretary during the cutting competi1. Must work all RCH performances and finals. tion. 2. Position salary will be $700.00 plus room or RV 2. Position salary will be $500.00 plus room or RV hookup. hookup. 3. Submit enclosed application. 3. Submit enclosed application.


YOUTH RODEO ASSOCIATION 2017 - 2018 YRA SEASON

The 2017-2018 rodeo year is the 46th Anniversary of the YRA. At the YRA Finals All-Around saddles, Year End saddles and Finals Average saddles will be awarded in each event along with belt buckles through 6th Place for Year End.

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

2017 Awards: 1 – Aluminum Trailer, 2-Three Horse Trailers, 66 Saddles, 170 Belt Buckles, and Scholarships

YEAR END ALL AROUNDS WILL EACH DRAW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ALUMINUM TRAILER Membership Applications, Entry Blanks and the Schedule are available on the YRA website: www.yratx.com or call 713-501-8843

AGE GROUPS (AS OF 9/1/17) Group PeeWee: ages 8 & under Sub Junior: ages 9 – 12 Juniors: ages 13 – 15 Seniors: ages 16 – 19

TEXT @YRA to 512-270-7024 for info texts!

Like the Youth Rodeo Association Facebook Page!!

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SCHEDULE: #1 Sept. 8 & 9, 2017 – Edna #2 Sept. 22,23,24, 2017 – Edna - Short Go 9/24 #3 Oct. 6 & 7, 2017 Smithville #4 Oct. 27 & 28, 2017 – Bellville 1st Postmark Deadline #5 Nov. 3 & 4, 2017 – Giddings - 8/28 #6 Nov. 17 & 18, 2017 – Hitchcock Call in if you miss #7 Jan. 5 & 6, 2018 – Rosenberg postmark 9/5 #8 Jan. 12 & 13, 2018 – Hitchcock #9 Feb. 2,3,4 2018 – Edna - Short Go 2/4 #10 Feb. 23 & 24, 2018 – Caldwell #11 March 2 & 3, 2018 – Halletsville #12 March 16,17,18, 2018 – Gonzales - Short Go 3/18 June 20-23, 2018 – YRA Finals – Edna

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

EVENTS

Bareback Calf Riding Steer (Jr. Bull Riding) Bull Riding Chute Dogging PeeWee Poles Sub Jr. Poles Jr. Poles Sr. Poles Sub Jr. Tiedown Jr. Tiedown Sr. Tiedown PeeWee Barrels Sub Jr. Barrels Jr. Barrels Sr. Barrels Sub Jr. Ribbons Jr. Ribbons Jr./Sr. Girls Ribbons Sr. Ribbons PeeWee Figure 8s Sub Jr. Figure 8s Jr. Figure 8s Steer Wrestling Sub Jr. Girls Breakaway Sub Jr. Boys Breakaway Jr. Girls Breakaway Sr. Girls Breakaway Jr. Boys Breakaway Sub Jr. Goat Tying Jr. Goat Tying Sr. Goat Tying Team Roping Jr. Mini Bareback Sr. Mini Bareback

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Boys - 15 – 19 Boys - 9 & under Boys - 10 – 14 Boys - 15 – 19 Boys - 15 & under Boys & Girls - 8 & under Boys & Girls - 9 – 12 Girls - 13 – 15 Girls - 16 – 19 Boys - 12 & under Boys - 13 -15 Boys - 16 – 19 Boys & Girls – 8 & under Boys & Girls – 9 – 12 Girls - 13 – 15 Girls - 16 – 19 Boys & Girls – 12 & under Boys & Girls – 13 – 15 Girls – 13 - 19 Boys – 16 – 19 Boys & Girls - 8 & under Boys & Girls – 9 – 12 Girls – 13 -15 Boys – 16 – 19 Girls - 12 & under Boys – 12 & under Girls – 13 – 15 Girls – 16 -19 Boys – 13 – 15 Boys & Girls – 12 & under Girls – 13 – 15 Girls – 16- 19 19 & Under Boys 9 & Under Boys 10-14

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

PERFORMANCE REPORT

More Than A Sponsor

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By Jadyn Duggan

– Performance Reporter

exas Farm Bureau is more than just a sponsor of the Texas High School Rodeo Association. They also hold on of the biggest Youth Leadership Conferences open to juniors and seniors across the state of Texas. This past spring 425 students applied for the 2017 Texas Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference. Myself and 328 teenagers attended the 54th TFBYLC, under the supervision of Mia Balko, the Director of Erbin Relations and the director of this years past camp, Junior Councillors, Senior Councillors and the wonderful staff of Tarleton State University. “One of the main purposes of the camp is to promote citizenship and help leaders understand the current government and economic status we have in America, which will hopefully lead them to become better leaders, entrepreneurs and better citizens.” Aside from learning about America’s Free Enterprise System Mia says, “I think a lot of kids come for the experience of meeting new friends and

it helps them with leadership skills, and I think a lot of students enjoying coming and being able to participate in the free enterprise speech contest and also the scholarships.” TFBYLC is more than a camp that teaches us about the current government status, but also is a great way to earn scholarships! By attending the four day camp you are able to apply for Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships and participate in the Texas Farm Bureau Free Enterprise Speech Contest. You must write a speech over the Free Enterprise System, present it five different times and compete at the district contest. By competing at the district level you are able to return to the TFBYLC the next summer as a Junior Councillor and be awarded additional scholarships. District winners then compete at the state level where they will compete for the top six places. The top six in the state receive a full expense paid trip to Washington D.C. the next summer, along with additional scholarships! Kids are divided into “Companies” upon arriving to the camp. Within your company you work together to create a “product” of your company's choosing. You must also create a business plan for your company, and a commercial. Your company then has to present all three in front of the whole camp where you are judged on creativity, company involvement and several other qualities. Aside from creating a business plan, product, and commerical your company must participate in the Air Band contest. The company with the most points at the end of the week wins the Company Contest. “For those in the THSRA I think that this YLC can offer them a lot of insight into the free enterprise system. I know a lot of those kids typically stick with the equine business and I know this camp with help further educate them on small business.” For those interested in this camp please contact your local Texas Farm Bureau Agent and sign up! Keep in mind this camp is only available to incoming Juniors and Seniors. 8/5 & 8/6/2017 Amarillo 2 cuttings “I know the 8/26 & 8/27/2017 Amarillo 2 cuttings THSRA is a great 9/10/2017 Perryton organization with great leaders, and I just wish 9/16 & 9/17/2017 Amarillo 2 cuttings them all good luck in 9/24/2017 Gruver all that they do and 10/8/2017 Canadian hope they all make it 10/14/2017 Happy to the State finals.” 11/4/2017 Pampa Mia Balko 11/12/2017 Amarillo 11/11 & 11/12/2017 Amarillo 2 cuttings

2017-2018 Rodeo Schedule: Region I

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2017-2018 MISS TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL RODEO QUEEN

Abbie Suggs

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i there my name is Abbie Suggs! I am truly honored to serve as your 2017 Miss Texas High School Rodeo Queen! This has been a dream come true for me to be able to represent our great state! I'm an old soul that's true to her deep southern roots. There's nothing I love more than my family, dogs, horses and God! I compete in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and the Queen's Contest. I'm a 16 year old Junior at Buna High School. I am a member of the National honors society, 2017 BHS student council member, 2016-17 Buna High School Cheerleader; 2017 UIL State Cheerleading Championship competitor; “Be The One” group member; World Geography Honors award recipient; Buna FFA - Chapter President (2017-18), Chapter Secretary (2016-17), Chapter Greenhand President (2015-16) and a member of the Ag Advocacy, Quiz, Horse Judging, Livestock Show and Rodeo Teams; 2016 & 2017 State FFA Horse Judging competitor; Elgin Veterinary Hospital Youth Rodeo Team; Rodeo Quincy All-Star Team; Texas High School Rodeo Association – Region IX; J. Forks Designs Ambassador; 2014 Miss Texas Junior High Rodeo Association Princess! Good luck and God Bless!

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Region II

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS KEVIN BENNETT

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

MATT DICKEY

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

PERFORMANCE REPORT

Relationships

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By SHANNON WEYERTS – Performance Reporter

elationships in the rodeo arena are key factors to success for timed event contestants. Before that winning check can be collected there are a lot of hours spent with your horse that can be the difference in going home empty handed or leaving with a check. Speaking to one of the newest Region II members, Cutter, Riley Cravens, she believes that you need a good relationship with your horse, and when you pair that with proper communication you will be successful. Good

communication in the cutting event is key. Weight shifted in a stirrup or a nudge of a leg can drastically change the performance and direction of your horse. If they do not know your cues, then it is harder for them to respond accordingly. Having a good relationship with your horse in the sport of rodeo is one of the most important things you can have and can even trump athletic ability. Some of the greatest rodeo athletes today are asked what they attribute their success to and they are quick to point to their horse and God. Every time you throw your leg over a horse you are both trusting each other. Your relationship is built over time and consists of trust, respect, faith in each other and a lot of love and care. Pair that relationship, with a horse that loves their job and you have a winning combination. A horse that is well taken care of from the way they are groomed, fed and handled will give you their heart, but a horse that is treated like a tool to be used, may not give you that extra piece of their “try” that could make a difference in the standings. We all know that every trip into the arena will not be a winning run, so the way you treat your horse in the unsuccessful moments will also be part of building a solid relationship. We are called to be good stewards of all animals by the one who created them. Just like we spend time developing relationships here on Earth that require trust, time, respect and love, many Region II members also rely on their relationship with God to guide them in the arena of life. So remember, work hard and be ready to put in the time and care it takes to develop relationships…it’s Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This bible verse is a verse that helps many rodeo contestants have the faith that they need in and out of the rodeo arena.

2017-2018 Rodeo Schedule: Region II

RILEY CRAVENS

9/9 & 9/10/2017 Levelland 9/16 & 9/17/2017 San Angelo 9/30 & 10/1/2017 Abilene 10/7 & 10/8/2017 Midland 8/11/2017 Alpine 2 cuttings 8/25 & 8/26/2017 Sweetwater 2 cuttings 12/28 thru 12/31/2017 Abilene 8 cuttings 1/26 thru 1/28/2018 Sweetwater 2 cuttings 1/26 thru 1/28/2018 Sweetwater cutting finals 3/3 & 3/4/2018 Abilene 3/10 & 3/11/2018 Midland 3/23 & 3/24/2018 Midland 4/13 thru 4/15/2018 Midland

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - HAYLEY DANLEY VICE PRESIDENT - KODY CRISWELL SECRETARY - PRESLI BRAY

Region III

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

TRACI ROSS Box 119 • Lipan, Texas 76462 325.716.9443 • traci.ross@att.net SECRETARY - KELLEY WILLIAMS

PO Box 122448 • Fort Worth, Texas 76121

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

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Baby Steps to shave time off or add more points to the score? Look at the individual fac9/9 & 9/10/2017 Graham tors that slowed you 10/14 & 10/15/2017 Graham down or effected 11/4 & 11/5/2017 Graham your score, find the bump in the equa1/20 & 1/21/2018 Graham tion then smooth it 2/3 & 2/4/2018 Graham out. 4/7 & 4/8/2018 Graham Looking at the 9/1 thr 9/3/2017 Graham 4 cuttings small pieces of the 9/9 & 9/10/2017 Weatherford 2 cuttings picture, you can 10/14 & 10/15/2017 Weatherford 2 cuttings isolate and fix mis11/1 thru 11/3/2017 Amarillo 3 RCH takes one by one, effectively and proyour weakest point, and add strength ductively, trying to fix an entire picture at once is as inef- there. Put enough strength into a weakfective as it is difficult. With the right ness, it is no longer a weakness but mindset, and a careful attention to another strongpoint. This is the ladder individual details that need improve- of success, figure out how to ascend ment, the equation will be solved with enough rungs and suddenly you are at a positive result. Allowing the desired the top. Psalm 118:22 “The stone that the buildimprovement to come. Rather than say you wish to improve as a whole, pick ers rejected, has become the cornerstone.”

2017-2018 Rodeo Schedule: Region III

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By SAWYER PRZILAS

– Performance Reporter

f you ask anybody what they want to do over the summer, many will say they wish to improve their roping, take some time off the barrel run, or even add a few points to the ride. Yet follow that question with the inquiry as to how they plan on doing so, the likely answer; practice. Practice alone though, is not enough to improve your skills. Thankfully, with the help of the amazing videographers out there known as rodeo moms, videos of your run are available for positive analysis. Using this tool, you can pick apart small areas within the run with room for improvement. This shows you what you need to work on and be conscious about. Trying to improve your skill as a whole is not possible without focusing on the individual points that make up a run. Picture it this way, you are solving an equation, and you did not conclude with the right answer. Solving the equation again yields the same results. However, when you break the equation down looking at the individual math, the mistake is recognized and mitigated. The same principles are to be applied to each run, you want


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2017-2018 AJRA 65th Rodeo Schedule NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017 NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017 MARCH 30-APRIL 1, 2018 APRIL 20-22, 2018 MAY 4-6, 2018 MAY 11-13, 2018 *JUNE 15-16, 2018 *JUNE 14-16, 2018 *JUNE 15-16, 2018 JULY 25-29, 2018

• Added money 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. Details will be in membership packet. • 2018 RFD American Semi-Finals exemptions were

STEPHENVILLE, TX HAMILTON, TX MIDLAND, TX ABILENE, TX GRAHAM, TX SWEETWATER, TX GOLDTHWAITE, TX LIBERTY HILL, TX EDEN, TX SWEETWATER, TX

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - CHEYANNE SWOOPE VICE PRESIDENT - LARAMIE WEDEMEYER SECRETARY - HAYLEY NOVAK STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS MIMI BARKER 10678 FM 757 • Winona, Texas 75792 903.987.9246 • mimi_c_barker@yahoo.com

DR. TANDY FREEMAN

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

Region IV

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

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for life. These attributes will not only help us in the rodeo pen but also help 9/16 & 9/17/2017 Sulphur Springs you with everyday life. 10/7 & 10/8/2017 Sulphur Springs No matter if 11/4 & 11/5/2017 Sulphur Springs you're staying in 1/6 & 1/7/2018 Sulphur Springs the agriculture side of life or decide 2/17 & 2/18/2018 Sulphur Springs to leave it behind; 3/23 & 3/24/2018 Sulphur Springs everyone respects a person with a good foundation that is built through the NHSRA. I think I can speak for all of the members when I say I am truly grateful for all the lessons it has taught me and all the ones to come.

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By HALEY NOVAK– Performance Reporter

s we are growing up in our journey of life, we are growing up in our careers as well. Most people know, Texas is one of the biggest and toughest states in the NHSRA. Sense we are such a tough state, Texas produces some of the best athletes in the rodeo industry. Texas High School Rodeo is such a big influence on our lives, due to the competitive manner it teaches you to have a strong mental game. It helps prepare one for winning and losing; being humble will bring more success in life. We all are trying to persue and better are careers with the tools NHSRA give us as young competitors. As we try to create are pro careers we can reflect on what we have been taught to become better. Since we all started at a young age to be independent, responsible, and have good sportsmanship it will stick with us


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 2017 THSRA State Finals.

The Charlesworth Family of Region II

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by Catelyn Felts

ongratulations to this month’s McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Charlesworth’s! The Region II family resides in Marathon, Texas where they own and operate Charlesworth Ranch Company. Brent, Leslea, Colee (16), and Emilee’s (12) business consists of stocking; turning out yearlings in the spring and shipping out in the fall. They also provide stock for their region’s THSRA rodeos. While Brent and Leslea both grew up in the ranching lifestyle, it was not until 16 years ago they began a business of their own. As most people who have been exposed to the ranching way of life would agree, there are a number of positive character traits and attributes that come as a result of growing up in this particular lifestyle. “It means the world knowing my kids have a work ethic and morals,” Brent said. “They know right from wrong, they’ve seen animals being born, and they’ve seen animals die. The ranch has every life lesson there is and my

girls have been experiencing these life lessons since they could walk.” Colee and Emilee are both homeschooled allowing them to play a very large role in the family business as well as focus their time on their horses and rodeos. “The girls go with me every day,” Brent said. “They are some of my biggest help; they know exactly what they need to do whether we are moving cattle or shipping. We are always in communication as a family, and that is one of the beauties of homeschooling.” In addition to their daily chores of feeding all of the animals, their tasks range depending on the day and what needs to be done; however, their absolute favorite thing to do on the ranch is dragging calves when it comes time to work them. While Emilee and Colee make it a priority to practice their rodeo events on a daily basis, the horsemanship skills they are able to elaborate on while they are helping on the ranch play a big part in the success they see in the arena. “They ride six to seven hours a day gathering in the

pasture,” Brent said. “Those horsemanship skills, no matter what events you do, are something that needs to constantly be worked on and riding on the ranch gives them more time to better themselves.” Colee participates in the high school division of the team roping, breakaway roping, pole bending and barrel racing, while Emilee participates in the junior high division of the team roping, breakaway roping, pole bending and barrel racing. Emilee also has a passion for trick riding and performs at a variety of PRCA rodeos across the nation. In 2015 she even got the opportunity to perform at the fifth round of competition at the National Finals Rodeo. While business is important, Brent and Leslea strive to make the ranching lifestyle a fun environment for the girls. “When they were little, Leslea and I decided we were not going to push rodeo,” Brent said. “If they wanted to play sports or do whatever we were going to support them, but from the first time they got on horses in diapers it wasn’t an option; they were hooked.” Though times can get hectic as a business owner, and rodeo family Brent said they are “as tight of a family as you could imagine.” And, while everyone plays a very important role in all of the operations, Brent credits his wife for being the driving force behind their success. “My wife is a rock star,” Brent said. “From hauling the girls all over, to homeschooling them, to cooking for 10-15 guys while we are working cattle in the spring and fall and then being right there horseback with us, she does it all. She is a hand, and she is the backbone of this operation.” The family said they are very happy to be chosen as the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the month, and they are thankful for McCoy’s partnership with the THSRA. The Charlesworth’s seem to be a textbook example of what the ranching way of life is about and very deserving of this honor. Thank you to the Charlesworth’s and the rest of the ranching families who dedicate their livelihood to playing a part in feeding the world.

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

STUDENT OFFICERS

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

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

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

Region V

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

PRESIDENT- GENE ARCENEAUX 13448 Coon Rd • Winnie, Texas 77665 409.651.5344 • garceneaux@platinumcandf.com

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FOREVER AND THE PARTY NEVER ENDS

sport, rodeo can either build your confidence or break it. When you’re the youngest contestant in your event, you could feel like the least experienced. “Having confidence was by far my greatest obstacle”, Thomas explains. “But after I won a few rodeos, it helped By HARLEY JO PERKINS – Performance Reporter me overcome it.” Region V’s competition is stiff and when you win a round or even ith summer drawing to a close place, you see just how sweet the victory is and what a privilege it is to compete with and the school year approach- such tough competitors. You gain confidence in your skills and in your horse when you ing fast, everyone is sad to perform to the best of your abilities. When Thomas backs in the box; his main focus is say that summer 2017 is ending. But, we to go do the best he can. Whether it be a bad calf or you’re last on the drag, you should can’t forget all the fun adventures this give it everything you’ve got. The last bit of advice from Thomas should be the most important to every contestant, “You gotta give 100% and never quit. year’s summer Keep God first and it will all work out.” roads have taken While in the pursuit of reaching the goals you have set for yourself, us. Lots of people sometimes you can get blinded by nerves and worry and lose sight of chased those white those goals. Hannah admits that her biggest struggle was holding onto lines this summer to those goals she had made for herself. “I overcame it by working my and it took them hardest and never giving up while trusting the Lord to help me through to rodeos, vacait all.” We all come to that place in our rodeo career when those things tion, the High HANNAH LOVELADY you wanted to achieve seem too far away. As you see, there is a pattern School National in our contestant’s answers that is the very key to success in and out Finals Rodeo, or even on a dirt road with the trailer… of the rodeo arena. They have put all their trust in the good Lord and continue to seek Siri doesn’t always give the best advice. His guidance, even As for the new freshmen this year, they through the rough will be on the road to joining THSRA times. Whether this is and looking back in the review mirror your first high school at all the awesome memories they’ve rodeo season or your 8/26/2017 DeRidder made with TJHRA. Being the new kid last, God has great 9/23 & 9/24/2017 Nacogdoches in the arena can always be a little scary, things in store for 11/11 & 11/12/2017 Nacogdoches so I’ve decided to ask last year’s Rookie you. Region V wishes 1/20 & 1/21/2018 Lufkin Cowboy and Cowgirl, Thomas Wallace, the best of luck to all 2/17 & 2/18/2018 Nacogdoches and Hannah Lovelady, about how they THSRA contestants 3/3 & 3/4/2018 DeRidder as they kick off the made their appearances as freshmen. With these helpful tips from these out- 2017-2018 rodeo sea4/7 & 4/8/2018 Nacogdoches standing athletes, I hope you’ll be filled son! Continue to put 10/14 & 10/15/2017 Center 3 cuttings with excitement rather than anxiety when your faith in Him and 1/27 & 1/28/2018 Center 4 cuttings you pull into your first high school rodeo. never give up on your 2/24 & 2/25/2018 Center 4 cuttings Confidence plays a big part in your goals! 3/24 & 3/25/2018 Center Cutting Finals success in the rodeo arena. Like every

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

STUDENT OFFICERS

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

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 - BUBBA BENNIGHT 143 Bailey Blvd • Bastrop, Texas 78602 512.461.6091 • bubbabennight@yahoo.com

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By PAIGE DAWSON

– Performance Reporter

s our summer comes to a close and school starts back up that also means High School Rodeo is right around the corner! Whether it’s your first year or your last , it’s time to get busy making new friends, catch up with those you haven’t seen all summer, settle in for some great competition and

most importantly, have fun! When people think about sportsmanship, some think just wishing your competitors good luck is all it entails. But that’s not true, sportsmanship is so much more than that. Having a good attitude plays a major role in being a good sport. If you have a good attitude your more likely to have a positive outlook on life which would enable you to handle the ups and downs along the way in your rodeo career and anything else you pursue – not to mention life in general. Another important aspect of sportsmanship is being respectful. When your friend outruns you or the judge doesn’t flag your run as fast as you think it should’ve been flagged or the stock isn’t the best and you drew a bad calf or goat, are you respectful and accept the hand you were dealt or do you make rude comments and complain? If you handle the situation calmly and with grace you probably know a little about good sportsmanship – it shows that your okay with not having everything go your way, that you can accept defeat and move on to your next event and focus on doing better in that one. Yes, wishing your opponents good luck is a kind gesture but telling them congratulations even when they beat you shows that you have good sportsmanship as well as a good attitude. Its tough to have and maintain good sportsmanship, but by having respect for others, as well as yourself, and a good attitude and outlook on life, you will always leave a good impression on everyone you meet! Welcome back to all of our members, new and old. I wish you all the best for this 2017-2018 rodeo season! A huge congrats to Chaser Crouch, not only was he our Region VI Boys Cutting Champion but he was also the State Champion. Chaser and his mare Zanny went on to Nationals with their eyes on the prize, and by picking good cows all three runs Chaser walked away as the 2017 National High School Rodeo Boys Cutting Champion! Congratulations to 9/23 & 9/24/2017 Gonzales Chaser, he put a ton of 10/28 & 10/29/2017 Gonzales hard work into win11/11 & 11/12/2017 Gonzales ning that title and our 1/13 & 1/14/2018 Gonzales Region couldn’t be 2/10 & 2/11/2018 Gonzales more proud of him! 3/10 & 3/11/2018 Gonzales Also a huge congrats 8/27/2017 Gonzales cutting to all national quali9/30 & 10/1/2017 Gonzales 2 cuttings fiers who helped to 10/14 & 10/15/2017 Gonzales 2 cuttings bring the national title 12/29 thru 12/31/2017 Gonzales 3 cuttings back to Texas again 1/20 & 1/21/2018 Gonzales 2 cuttings this year! Go Team 2/3 & 2/4/2018 Gonzales 2 cuttings Texas!

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CHASER CROUCH


CHARLIE GIBSON OF REGION II 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 the Whatakid of the month, Charlie Gibson! The Christian Academy of America senior claims Region II as his stomping grounds and has been a member of the THSRA all four years of his high school career. Charlie is a competitor in the team roping and calf roping events; however, he has declared tie-down roping as his favorite. Charlie has been on a roll this past year as he claimed the number one spot in a number of ropings including the Jr. Roping Fiesta, Vernon West Memorial, fastest calf at the Roy Cooper Roping as well as Joe Beaver’s roping. Charlie also took the 2016 Championship Tie-Down roping title for Region II. As a home schooling student, Charlie dedicates most of his time to the sport of rodeo. He explained how his

typical day starts at 5:30 in the morning with chores, a tie-down practice session, and then he is off to work with his dad to work on welding, building barns, fences and other relatable tasks. After work, Charlie goes home to work on school and begin practice in the arena followed by chores. “There has to be sacrifices if you want to succeed,” Charlie said. “When my family and I decided to rodeo more, we decided to homeschool… I don’t hang out with friends or watch television; I do school work, practice, work and rodeo.” Throughout his time as a THSRA member, and a competitor in the rodeo world as a whole, Charlie said he has not only gained great friends and enjoyed the competition, but he has learned the importance of helping and supporting fellow competitors. “In the rodeo world people are different,” Charlie said.

“They are people with respect, morals and values; they work hard almost every day and try to be better at everything.” The work ethic and determination Charlie seems to carry with him throughout his days seem to fall right in line with the saying he claims as his life motto, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” “Being selected to be the Whatakid of the month for our region makes me proud of all the hard work that goes into the rodeo life,” Charlie said. He plans to go to college post graduation and continue his rodeo career on the collegiate level. Until then, we want to congratulate Charlie on being this month’s Whatakid and wish him the best of luck throughout the rest of his high school rodeo career!

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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

BRUCE SULAK PO Box 68 • Ganado, Texas 77962 361.771.5606 • sulak@ykc.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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By CARSON WETSEL

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odeo time is upon us once again with Region VII’s first competition right around the corner! Over the summer months, students have spent their days preparing both themselves and their horses for this year’s High School Rodeo season. As the heat has steadily rose in anticipation of the cooler months to come, so has the determination of Region VII’s returning and rookie athletes to be their best. These cowboy and cowgirl athletes are entering this rodeo season with dreams of buckles and state titles on their minds. While much of the focus is put on preparing for rodeo, extra thought is required in the care of equine partners during the hot days of the Southeast Texas summer. Like humans, horses can suffer from heat stroke, which can be a detriment to their safety. A great resource for horse owners is TheHorse.com, where they address this topic and give the following advice. Advice from TheHorse.com If you notice that your horse is sweating more than normal, or not sweating at all, it could be due to heat stroke. Body temperatures above 103 degrees and an elevated heart rate

that doesn’t return to normal within a reasonable time frame are also signs of a possible heat stroke. If you notice any of these signs, along with a lack of water consumption, call your vet and move your horse to a cooler environment. There are, of course, many ways of helping to prevent a heat stroke from ever happening. If your horse is stalled throughout the day, be sure to keep air constantly moving to prevent heat from accumulating. If you stall your horse overnight, but not during the day, try to turn out your horse during cooler hours of the day to keep them from being exposed only to high temperatures. Remember that heat can also affect your pastures and additional feed may be required to help provide horses with nutrients they may not be gaining from the grass. Along with providing nutrients, an accessible water source is extremely vital to keeping a horse safe in high temperatures. Water left in the sun in buckets will become warm and lose its appeal to horses. If your horse isn’t drinking, but has access to clean, cool water, try persuading them to drink by providing a salt block or even misting salt water onto hay. If a horse seems to be sweating too much, try mixing electrolytes into their water to balance out their body. When offering electrolytes however, be sure to have a source of clean water available in case your horse does not want to drink the electrolyte water. Be sure not to mix in too large an amount of electrolytes, as too much can be harmful to the horse. If you have access to a hose, misting off your horse can help them to keep cool as well as rinse away sweat and dirt that may be sticking to their skin. Horses with longer, thicker coats should be trimmed if exposed to high heat and direct sunlight. Lastly, remember to not overwork your horse in high temperatures. While practice is important, overworking your horse, or working at the hot points in the day can overheat your horse. When work9/10/2017 Edna ing with your equine 9/17/2017 Edna 2 rodeos partners, make sure 10/8/2017 Hallettsville 2 rodeos to lighten the work 11/4 & 11/5/2017 Edna load and work in the 1/14/2018 Edna 2 rodeos mornings or eve2/11/2018 Edna 2 rodeos nings when temper2/17/2018 Edna atures have cooled 8/26 & 8/27/2017 Gonzales 2 cuttings off. Be sure to offer 9/30 & 10/1/2017 Gonzales 2 cuttings your horse water 10/28 & 10/29/2017 Brenham 2 cuttings during workouts and 11/12/2017 Brenham cutting remove your tack as 12/29 thru 12/31/2017 Gonzales 3 cuttings soon as your prac1/20 & 1/21/2018 Gonzales 2 cuttings tice is complete.

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As you prepare for your first performances of the year as a rodeo cowboy or cowgirl, keep in mind to keep cool, and to try your hardest and strive to be the best you can be to make 2017-2018 your best rodeo season yet! (Information courtesy of www.thehorse.com)

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

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

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

Region VIII

SECRETARY - CELINA FETTY

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

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Time to Rodeo!

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By Claire

Figge – Performance Reporter

ey THSRA Region VIII, it's that time of year again. As our hot, south Texas summer, comes to an end, I hope you can reflect on the things you've learned these last couple months. It's rodeo time, whether we've spent our summer in the practice pen or not! Congrats to those of you that returned home from NHSRA finals, and a BIG CONGRATS to all of the National High School Rodeo TEXAS Team for bringing home the WIN. You've heard people say that, "everything is better in Texas," well not only did the High School team bring home the WIN, but so did the National Junior High Texas team and the College National Finals Rodeo Texas team. As the 2017-2018 THSRA rodeo season comes to a start, we find ourselves quickly preparing and setting new goals. September

is a fresh start for every contestant and many of us have changes we'd like to make this season. For some of us, those are changes in our riding style or rodeo partner. For others, an adjustment in our attitude, in and out of the arena, is the only change we need to make. Keep in mind these changes can make or break you. Stand true to any changes you make and no matter what, keep your head up. Like every year at Region VIII, the competition will be fierce. Setting achievable goals for ourselves is very important. Sometimes we can overextend ourselves to a point where even a simple goal can become so far in the distance. Often then, we feel like giving up, or even that the goal is unreachable. I had the distinct privilege of speaking about this with Bobby Mote, 4X PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider. The one thing Mr. Mote BOBBY MOTE emphasized most, was writing down your rodeo goals. This will make you accountable for everything you do to reach those goals and the steps to accomplishing them. Break each goal down, and this will help you work your way up to any long-term goal you have. Some contestants push themselves to beat their score from the last rodeo, where others have bigger things in mind, like Tyler Bauerle, who set a goal to win the Steer Wrestling in his first year of high school rodeo. BOBBY MOTE No matter how many goals you set, keep in mind the younger generation is always watching. Make sure you are always setting good examples for them. They are the true reason we do what we do in this sport we call rodeo. I am very excited for the new season and all the new faces we will see in our region. I challenge you to push yourself, trust God, and ride hard! Remember, your biggest competition is yourself!

2017-2018 Rodeo Schedule: Region viii 9/9 & 9/10/2017 Sinton 10/14 & 10/15/2017 Sinton 11/11 & 11/12/2017 Uvalde 1/13 & 1/14/2018 Uvalde 2/10 & 2/11/2018 Uvalde 8/12 & 8/13/2017 Gonzales 2 cuttings 9/16 & 9/17/2017 Hamilton 2 cuttings 9/30 & 10/1/2017 Gonzales 2 cuttings 12/29 & 12/30/2017 Gonzales 2 cuttings 2/3 & 2/4/2018 Gonzales 2 cuttings


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STUDENT OFFICERS

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Region IX

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS EDDIE DYSON

MIKE GHORMLEY

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Never Give Up Aly: What made this championship so special? Sonora: Following last year’s national finals, I was heartbroken and upset with the outcome, so I had the goal to redeem myself and By ALY GHORMLEY– Performance Reporter make another appearf at first you don’t succeed, ance to the NHSFR. try, try again,” is an age old When we got to Gillette, saying that was true long ago they had a story about and is true today. All rodeo ath- Team Texas in the newsletes have experienced those times paper. It contained all in their career where they have not of the titles Team Texas had the success they strive for, and it had won since the conmakes them hit the practice pen that ception. I found it insane much harder. Region IX’s Sonora that the last time Texas Scheuneman has had a great deal won a national champiof success in her rodeo career, but onship in the goats was winning a National Championship 1995. So I told my famhad always escaped her until now. ily, “I’d really like to Sonora captured the National High change the fact Texas School Goat Tying Championship to hasn’t had a Goat Tying SONORA SCHEUNEMAN finish up her high school rodeo career National Champion in my lifetime!” It was a on a very high note. After visiting with her after her big complete blessing to have the opportunity to draw the goats I did, and have the outcome that I had. God truly blessed me that week, and it still seems so surreal. win, Sonora shared these thoughts: Aly: Who is one of your role models and why? Sonora: Oh goodness, I'm not sure if I have just one role model; so many people have made such an impact on my life and my rodeo career. My mom and dad are instrumental to my success, they are selfless enough to drive countless 9/10/2017 Bryan hours, critique who knows how many runs, and spend weeks 9/30 & 10/1/2017 Bryan on end in a trailer just so dreams can become realities. 11/11 & 11/12/2017 Bryan Aly: Is there anyone else that you feel has helped you be 1/6 & 1/7/2018 Bryan successful? 1/20 & 1/21/2018 Bryan Sonora: I have countless others who have been vital in 2/24 & 2/25/2018 Bryan helping me get to this point; Jessica Hassler, Lorrissa Merritt 3/10/2018 Bryan and KL Spratt are incredible individuals who have tied,who

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knows how many goats with me, stuck me on different horses, and mostly shown me how to become a better competitor. Aly: What type of practice/routine do you do to prepare yourself? Sonora: My practice sessions vary. I tie on the ground mainly, because I feel like that is the thing that I can work on to constantly improve to gain speed. Additionally, I try to set up different situations (goat over the rope, daylighting, running wild) and play them out how I would in a rodeo run; and I just try to improve on when the conditions aren't ideal. I honestly think I do better when I have to use the skills I try to sharpen daily, opposed to tying a goat that just hangs on the end! I also like to practice different styles, collar flanking, trapping, scooping, because you never know the situation you may find yourself in, so it's always handy to have those tools that can be put to use when needed! Aly: What advice could you give to other rodeo athletes? Sonora: Honestly, God’s plan is better than your own; have faith in him, pray, and never doubt your ability when things get tough. One of my best friends always tells me, "just go have fun!" Rodeo is the most humbling sport; one week you can win nationals, then the following you can go to another youth rodeo, ride a young horse and fail to make the short go; but you live and learn, and learn to laugh at yourself. Aly: What are your future plans? Sonora: This fall I'm going to attend Texas A&M, and major in Basic Exercise Physiology with hopes of getting accepted into dental school, and eventually opening up my own practice! Rodeo is still

going to remain an aspect of my collegiate career. It's a blessing to have the opportunity and I cannot be more excited to start this new chapter! Sonora exemplifies the quote “Never Give Up,” and Region IX is very proud to call her one of our own, and we wish her success as she continues her rodeo career and schooling. Other Region IX competitors also found success this summer in the arena. Jessica Garrett and Cash Enderli both earned championship titles at YRA. Jessica won the finals saddle for goat tying, while Cash won the year end saddle for breakaway. Carley Staggs also earned the All Around Championship at the ORCC Whitney Youth Rodeo and Polk County, as well as earning a spot in the short go at the IFYRA in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Ashley Castleberry continues to dominate the barrel racing in CPRA on her amazing mount Stormy, and the team also leads the rookie race for the UPRA.

JESSICA GARRETT

CASH ENDERLI

Great run, good run, okay run or bad run, try to always keep a positive attitude. Your attitude will most certainly dictate what type of run or ride you will have, but most importantly put God first because He promises us in he will always be with us. During the great days give him praise, and during those bad time, yes, give him praise because 2 Corinthians says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” See you down the rodeo trail - God bless you all!

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PERFORMANCE REPORT SUCCESS AT NATIONALS!

By CATHERINE

R

CLAYTON– Performance Reporter

egion X had a very eventful week in Gillette, Wyoming! We brought home not one, but two National Championship titles back to Texas, as well as a reserve National Championship. Payton Lackey continued to win big. Payton achieved a first place win at the Georgetown, Tx CPRA rodeo with 78 points in the bareback riding on his way to Gillette. He went on to defeat the best high school bareback riders in the nation, earning the 2017 National Champion Bareback Rider title. He won third in the first round with 78 points, tied for third in round two with 73 points, and

won second in the short go with 77 points, earning him 228 points overall & first in the average. Jamie Lynn Lucas & Jordi Edens also had a successful week in Gillette. Jamie tied for first in round one of girls cutting with 149 points, won round two with 150 points, & won second in the short go with another 150 points crowning her the 2017 National Champion Girls JAMIE LYNN LUCAS Cutter. Jordi was a pair of 2.49s and a 2.61 to place her Reserve National Champion in the breakaway roping. Over Cowboy Christmas, many region X athletes also thrived. Lexie Russell won the 16-19 Breakaway Roping at the 4th of July Ultimate Calf Roping in Graham. At the Roy Cooper Calf Roping, Carsyn Sunvison roped his way to the 13-15 Tie down Championship by winning the first round and the average. Ainslee Morris had an amazing day by winning three of the four rounds, winning fast calf with a 2.08, and earned the PAYTON LACKEY 13-15 Girls Breakaway Champion title. Kyndal Terry and Sally Love both competed in the Texas State FFA rodeo and both walked away champions. Kyndal was an 8.6, an 8.3, and a 7.8 to win the short go, the average, a $1,000 scholarship, and the title of 2017 Texas State FFA Goat Tying Champion. Sally Love also ran away with the 2017 Texas State FFA Barrel Racing Champion. JW ALLEN JW Allen traveled to Abilene, Tx where he roped in the Original Team Roping finals with Cheto Monsivais. Over the weekend, he beat out 680 other teams for the #1 average win with a total of 22.48 on three head, earing the Championship trailer. Madison Melasky has been leaving her mark on the cutting world. Over the past few weeks, she’s traveled to 17 shows, in four different states. At the Denver Nationals, Madison placed fourth in the youth and the $15,000 amateur class. Madison also scored her personal best of 75 at a show in 8/26 & 8/27/2017 Hamilton Hamilton, Tx. 9/16 & 9/17/2017 Hamilton With the 2016-17 season in the past, Region 10/7 & 10/8/2017 Hamilton X members have begun 1/6 & 1/7/2018 Hamilton to gear up for the first 2/10 & 2/11/2018 Hamilton region rodeo of the year 3/3 & 3/4/2018 Hamilton on August 26th and 27th. 8/26 & 8/27/2017 Hamilton 2 cuttings Good luck to everybody 9/16 & 9/17/2017 Hamilton 2 cuttings in the 2017-18 season; make it a good one!

2017-2018 Rodeo Schedule: Region X

LEXIE RUSSELL

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JUNIOR HIGH

TEAM TEXAS

T

NAtionAl ChAmpions

he TJHRA State Finals sent a competitive group of national qualifiers to Lebanon, Tennesse at the end of June with one thing on their mind...bring the National Champion trophy back to Texas. This group of cowboys and cowgirls did this with a commanding performance. I flew into Nashville the first Sunday of the finals, delayed by weather. Little did I know, the weather would be one of the biggest challenges of this year’s national finals week. Many times in rodeo we say the cattle/goat draw could effect the outcome of your run, but some competitors realized that the go-round draw was a much bigger factor. When the arena dried out, it was obvious that Texas handled the muddy circumstances throughout the week better than all the other states. Although I did not qualify for nationals this year, I had a lot to cheer about as a supporter. One of my really good friends and a fellow Region 2 competitor, Jacob Walters, defined the word “awesome” as he claimed the title of National Champion Calf Roper, but he wasn’t finished collecting titles. He and Jordan Driver, were named Ribbon Roping National Champions while fellow competitors, Joel Braden Harris and Biloxi Schultz won the first round of the ribbons. Max Mathis also had a great week capturing the Reserve Champion calf roping title and winning the second round of the chute dogging. Region 1 made a great national showing with Stetson Jameson winning third in the boys goat tying average while Tyler Espenson and Brock Corman finished the week fifth in the average in the team roping. Texas rough stock riders also made a strong showing in the bareback steer riding with Gus Gaillard placing second in the first round and fourth in the second round and winning Reserve Champion, while Bradlee Miller placed second in the second go and tied for seventh in the average. Bradlee was also named Reserve Champion Rookie Cowboy of the Year. Similar to Jacob Walters and Max Mathis’s domination in the calf roping, Karsyn Daniels and Madi Outhier had an amazing week in the barrel racing. Karsyn won the first round, placed sixth in the second go and won the short go earning her the National Barrel Racing Champion title while Madi placed fourth in the first go and short go to win the Reserve Champion title along with the AQHA Horse of the Year. The Texas team’s notable performance in the speed events, timed events and rough stock events was impressive, but I haven’t mentioned the shooters yet. Jordan Driver finished seventh, Blaze Byler finished ninth and Sydni Cain finished eighteenth. Wow! Three out of the four on the team finished in the top twenty. I was honored to represent Texas as their state president and would like to thank the Daniels family for allowing me stay with them while cheering on my many friends as they DOMINATED the NJHRA Finals 2017!! As the end of August in near, all the junior high cowboys and cowgirls are preparing for the new school year and the 2017-18 rodeo season. We welcome the sixth grade class and wish the very best to our friends who will begin their freshman year in high school and the THSRA rodeos. I look forward to serving you as president this year and promoting the sport of rodeo. Until me meet on the trail - continue to work hard and strive to be the best you can be, thank those who support you and cherish the memories you are making. Quay Lloyd TJHRA President

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2017 TJHRA NATIONAL RESULTS photos cour tesy of Rodeopixs

NJHFR National Champions Boys Team National Champions Girls Team Reserve National Champions HORSE OF THE YEAR Madi Outhier TEXAS TOP 20 CONTESTANTS BOYS BREAKAWAY 9th Cooper Browne BARRELS

Champion – Karsyn Daniels NNational 4th Madi Outhier TIE DOWN

Champion – Jacob Walters NNational 2nd Max Mathis RIBBON ROPING

Champions – Jacob Walters & NNational Jordan Driver POLE BENDING 16th Katy Webb TEAM ROPING 5th Tyler Espenson & Brock Corman 17th Landon Cook & Cooper Parsley BAREBACK 2nd Gus Gaillard ¾ Gavin French 7th Bradlee Miller

CHUTE DOGGING 4th Max Mathis 11th Cade Fedor SADDLE BRONC 9th Gus Gaillard 12th Benny Proffitt 14th Coby Mason

Karsyn Daniels

BOYS GOAT TYING 3rd Stetson Jameson GIRLS GOAT TYING 10th Maddy Neal BULL RIDING 10th Brandon Rhodes 14th Bradlee Miller

Jacob Walters & Jordan Driver

LIGHT RIFLE Jordan Driver 7th Blaze Byler 9th Sydni Cain 18th

Jacob Walters

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2017-2018 JUNIOR HIGH STATE DIRECTORS

REGION I ROCKS NATIONALS!

EXECUTIVE BOARD NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN E. BLAND

806-679-2037

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PRESIDENT TONY LACINA

806-679-6290

tglacina@gmail.com

1st VICE PRESIDENT BRENT CHARLESWORTH

432-386-6214

brent@crcompany.net

DELEGATE CINDY CLAYTON 254-485-9466 DELEGATE DAVID FREEMAN 832-221-1253

police@coeltx.net

DELEGATE AMANDA GORHAM

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DELEGATE JEFF PARSLEY

903-842-4720

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clayton@our-town.com

DELEGATE JOE RICHARDS 806-676-5970 joe@diamondcattlefeeders.com DELEGATE SCOTT SHOOK 281-437-8214 scottshook@yahoo.com SECRETARY ANNE DOLLERY

979-412-2551

texasjuniorhighrodeo@gmail.com

MARKETING DIRECTOR MACI MEYER

281-610-7349

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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

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Region IV THOMAS BROCKWAY JASON MCDANIEL JAMES TETTENHORST

tbb@woodpartners.com jmcdaniel@evlessaero.com JamesTettenhorst@gmail.com

214-770-5302 817-313-9639 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 361-649-0526 GARRET OHRT 361-550-8856 TOMMY OHRT 361-550-5202

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Region VII BUBBA ACHILLE KIMMI BYLER KELLY REINA

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

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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 john.schueneman@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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By KATIE

R

HARTER– TJHRA Reg I Secretary

odeo in Region 1 is tremendous! The Region 1 rodeos function all year long. We start back up here on September 9th in Perryton, Texas. We will have rodeos throughout the fall and then have a break for Christmas, we will then start back up in Spring. In March we will have our Region 1 Finals in Levelland, TX. Then the top 10 contestants in each event are on to the State Finals in Gonzales. The rodeos aren’t far from home for most people, but going to State is always a long trip from the Texas Panhandle! The contestants here in Region 1 are supportive and determined. I would like to congratulate everyone who competed last year! We had a total of 8 contestants from Region 1 qualify to Nationals. Region 1 was well represented at Nationals by, Benny Proffitt who was 3rd in the first round and 2nd in the second round in the saddle Bronc Steer Riding and ended up 12th in the average. Kagan Pillars also made it to Nationals, he was 3rd in the first round of the Chute Dogging. Gus Gaillard made it in three events, he tied for 2nd in the first round of the Bareback Steer Riding and was

4th in the second round and made it to the short go and was 4th and then ended up 2nd in the average. Gus also made it in Boys Goat Tying and Saddle Bronc Steer Riding, he was 10th in the first round of Saddle Bronc Steer Riding and 5th in the short round to end up 9th in the average. He was 4th in the first round of the Boys Goat tying. Tyler Espenson and Brock Corman qualified in the Team Roping, they were 5th in the average. Madison Clark went to Nationals in the Girls Breakaway Roping, she was 5th in the second round. Coby Mason was 12th in the first round of the Saddle Bronc Steer Riding. Stetson Jameson also qualified in Boys Goat Tying, he was 7th in the first round and 6th in the second round which brought him to the short round. He was 9th in the short round to finish up 3rd in the Nation. The contestants put forth a lot of effort to try to make it to State then on to Nationals and their hard work paid off. A big thank you to the Region 1 Board Members for keeping everything going! It wouldn’t be possible to have such a great rodeo association without all their help and dedication. The board is what holds things together. I would like to thank our secretary Brandy Wright and the President and Vice President of Region 1, Gary Clements and Robbie Harter. We greatly appreciate all the time and effort you have put in helping this rodeo association. Also a big thank you to the rest of the board and to all the parents that take their kids to all these rodeos. We know how much time and effort you have to put into helping us kids. Thank you once again to everyone for helping out the Region 1 TJHRA!


JACOB WALTERS: Honored to Represent Region II to come out on top in both events at nationals too! As Jacob prepared for nationals, By EMMA KENT– TJHRA Reg II President he was smart to only rope on his good t's every rodeo contes- horse a few times so his horse would tant’s dream to compete stay sharp, and then he roped on his at the national level. practice horse the rest of the session. Region 2 cowboy, Jacob He also tied from the post everyday Walters, qualified for nation- as usual. Jacob's expectations for als in three events, tie down, nationals were to stay focused, rope ribbon roping, and goat tying sharp, stay consistent. He is humbled and came away with nation- and honored to have come out on top al championships in the tie at an event filled with so much talent down roping and in the rib- and he gives all the glory to God. Jacob's most memorable experibon roping. ence at nationals was getting to rope Jacob Walters is a 14 year in the mud, and still old incoming freshbeing able to work man at Westbrook through it! Jacob's High School. His 8th most memorable grade year was defiexperience at state nitely one to rememwas being able to ber. At the Texas compete with some of Junior High State the toughest people in Finals, he dominatthe state of Texas and ed the tie down and having the honor of won reserve in ribtraveling to Tennessee bon roping with the for nationals to reprehelp of his partner Jordan Driver. Not Jacob Waters- Nationals Tie down sent his state and his and Ribbon Roping Champion community. only was he the tie Jacob not only excels in the arena down champion, he set a new but outside as well! He is the captain state record with the time of 8.5! Jacob also placed fourth of the basketball and football team in the state of Texas in the and also plays baseball, tennis, track, goat tying - and was crowned runs cross country and is an All A the 2017 Texas Junior High Honor Roll student. Jacob is also involved in UIL academic contests All Around Cowboy! Jacob did not just win the including math, science, social studtie down roping and reserve ies, writing, and speaking events. As Jacob enters the world of High in the ribbon roping at the state level, he was also able School rodeo, he doesn't seem a

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Jacob Waters- texas state tie down champion

bit nervous! His plan is just to practice hard and try to be very consistent. I have no doubt that Jacob will not be able to compete with all of the other high school rodeo contestants and be successful!

Jacob Waters- in the mud at nationals

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