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2021 TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH STATE FINALS GEAR UP FOR THE FINALS


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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 GHORMLEY

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

2ND VICE PRESIDENT JOHN SCHUENEMAN

PO Box 1177 • Madisonville, TX 77864 281.785.0077 • john.schueneman@gmail.com

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR COTTON GEORGE

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

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HOLLY DeLAUNE Marketing Director

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JUNIOR HIGH NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN SCHUENEMAN 979.268.4994 john.schueneman@gmail.com

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GUIDE TO THE 2021 TJHRA STATE FINALS

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ith hundreds of our families getting ready to pack up their horse trailers and head to Gonzales this month, we thought that you would like to know more about visiting this beautiful and historical part of Texas. With a whole week to explore the area here is a great look at the history that can be found in Gonzales and a few businesses that would love for you to visit. Don’t be afraid to venture out of Gonzales and visit the charming towns of Shiner and Yoakum because they all have great things to experience too!

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Information Courtesey of the City of Gonzales

onzales is one of the earliest Anglo-American settlements in Texas, the first west of the Colorado River. It was established by Empresario Green DeWitt as the capital of his colony in August 1825. DeWitt named the community for Rafael Gonzáles, governor of Coahuila y Tejas. The 49 original blocks and seven public squares laid out in the shape of a Greek cross withstood the test of time and form the first Texas History Museum District. Gonzales is most famous because it was the site of the first skirmish of the Texas Revolution. In 1831, the Mexican government gave the settlers a small cannon for protection against Indian attacks. At the outbreak of settler hostilities, a contingent of Mexican soldiers was sent from San Antonio to retrieve the cannon. On 2 October 1835, Texians under the command of John H. Moore confronted them. The Texans had fashioned a flag with the words “Come and take it”. The Texans successfully resisted the federal troops in what became known as the Battle of Gonzales. Gonzales later contributed thirty-two men from the Gonzales Ranging Company to the ill-fated defense of the Alamo. It was to Gonzales that Susanna Dickinson, widow of one of the Alamo defenders, and Joe, the slave of William B. Travis, fled with news of the Alamo massacre. General Sam Houston was here organizing the Texas army and anticipated the town would be the next target of General Antonio López de Santa Anna and the Mexican army. He had the town burned and ordered a retreat, thus precipitating the Runaway Scrape. If you go visit the Gonzales Memorial Museum which serves a memorial to these 32 men you will see actual artifacts from this period in time. The real Come and Take It cannon is located in the museum to see up close and you can even touch it! Beautiful building full of Texas history and well worth a visit. Some of the historical sites you may want to visit are the Old Jail Museum which is a hidden

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treat. Located across from the fire station, the old Jailhouse staff will take you on a free personal tour of the first and second floors and allow you inside the jail cells. The walls have graffiti from former prisonsers. There is a gallows like the original that was in there on the second floor. Worth a visit and free! There is a driving tour with signs located around the town. The tour goes in a loop and you can enter at any point so you will not miss any of the historical focus points of the town. The tour is free and you can download an app from Itunes with narration. It is called TOUR GONZALES. There are many historical homes and buildings that have been beautifully maintained and will take you back in time. This year the JB Wells facility has added a convention expo center where approximately 60 booths will be located. These booths will include boutique style shopping and agriculture and equine products. There is something for everyone so don’t miss out. The expo center is air conditioned so it will be a popular hangout in between performances.


Morning Motivation with Trey Johnson

May 24-29 7:15 - 7:45 am

TJHRA

TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH RODEO ASSOCIATION

2021 TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH DIVISION STATE FINALS RODEO ORDER OF EVENTS FIRST ROUND TO BEGIN SUNDAY AT 5:00PM THEN MONDAY – TUESDAY 8:30 AM & 2:30 PM SECOND ROUND BEGIN WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY 8:30 AM & 2:30PM CONCLUDING FRIDAY 8:30 AM SHORT GO ON SATURDAY AT 11:00 AM BAREBACK: 1ST ROUND SUN 5PM 2ND ROUND MON 8:30AM SADDLE BRONC: 1ST ROUND MON 2:30PM 2ND ROUND TUE 8:30AM BULL RIDING: 1ST ROUND TUE 2:30PM, WED 8:30AM WED 2:30PM – 2ND ROUND THURS 8:30AM, THURS 2:30PM, FRI 8:30AM

RIBBON ROPING POLE BENDING CHUTE DOGGING TIEDOWN GIRL’S BREAKAWAY BOY’S BREAKAWAY GIRL’S GOAT TYING BOY’S GOAT TYING BARREL RACING TEAM ROPING ***TENTATIVE ORDER OF EVENTS*** (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

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2021 TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH STATE FINALS RODEO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, May 21

- Gates will be open from 8am till 7 PM for trailer and horses. - At 7 PM gates will be closed until Saturday morning at 7:00 AM

Saturday, May 22

7:00 AM - Contestants can start arriving 24 hour check in 9:00 AM - 4:00PM - Light Rifle Contestants NRA Light Rifle Contest in Memory of Mike Myers Check in at Rodeo Office - Light Rifle Competition begins. *Arrive 30 minutes before shooting times. 7:00 PM - Barrel and Pole Bending Jackpot – Indoor arena $40 entry fee may enter all you would like – stakes will be on different pattern

Sunday, May 23 HOOEY BACKPACKS/CAPS & KUBOTA TRACTORS SPONSORS OF THE DAY

9:00 AM - If needed conclusion of Light Rifle Contest City of Gonzales Firing Range 9:00 AM – 12:00PM - CONTESTANT CHECK IN - EXPO 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM - Vendors Open at Expo 12:00 PM – ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE CHECKED IN 12:30 PM – ROUGH STOCK EQUIPMENT CHECK – in the arena 1:30 PM – Regional State Qualifier Pictures – BEFORE meeting CONTESTANT’S MEETING – Arena – ALL CONTESTANTS MUST ATTEND. Contestants must be in dress code Introduction of Sponsors, Rodeo Officials, and Rodeo Personnel Crowning of 2021 Princess-Presentation of Bailee Ackerman Byler Spirit Award Trey Johnson Motivational Message 4:00 PM – Parent/Member Ribbon Roping Entries due in the office 5:00 PM – First Performance and Beginning of 1st Go Round 1st round Bareback Following perf – Jackpot at Outdoor Arena (All information on all jackpots will be posted at jackpot arena for the entire week) Goat Tying,

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Tie Down, Breakaway, and Team Roping

Monday, May 24 BOOT BARN & OLIVE EQUINE INSURANCE SPONSORS OF THE DAY 7:15 AM – 7:45 AM - Bible Study in the Arena Stands 8:15 AM – Grand Entry – All Regions (be lined up at 8:00am) 8:30 AM – Second Performance of 1st Go Round 2nd Round Bareback 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM - Vendors Open at Expo 2:15 PM – Grand Entry – All Regions (be lined up at 2:00pm) w/ Cinch All Star Team being introduced 2:30 PM – Third Performance of 1st Go Round 1st round Saddle Bronc - Vendors Open at Expo - Next Level Goat Tying Clinic – Stacey Martin – Main Arena - Heel O Matic Jackpot EXPO 9:00 PM – 12:00AM - Dance - Jackpot at Outdoor Arena - Pole & Barrel Exhibition - $10 a run (first $100 – tickets sold before race at the arena)

Tuesday, May 25 CLASSIC & RATTLER ROPES, McCOY’S FARM & RANCH AND PRIEFERT SPONSORS OF THE DAY

7:15 AM – 7:45 AM - Bible Study in the Arena Stands 8:15 AM – Grand Entry – All Regions (be lined up at 8:00am) 8:30 AM – Fourth Performance of 1st Go Round 2nd round Saddle Bronc Vote for Student officer @ entrance of rodeo 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM - Vendors Open at Expo 2:00 PM – PRESENTATION OF 1ST & 2nd ROUND BUCKLES TO BAREBACK AND SADDLE BRONC 2:15 PM – Grand Entry – All Regions (be lined up at 2:00pm) 2:30 PM – Fifth Performance end of 1st Go Round Beginning Bulls 1st round


Vote for Student officer @ entrance of rodeo - Jackpot at Outdoor Arena - Pole & Barrel Exhibition - $10 a run (first 100 – tickets sold before race at the arena

Wednesday, May 26 PURINA, BRAZOS VALLEY EQUINE HOSPITALS, WHATABURGER SPONSORS OF THE DAY

7:15 AM – 7:45 AM - Bible Study in the Arena Stands 8:15 AM – Grand Entry – All Regions (please be lined up at 8:00am) Announce 2021-22 Student Officers 8:30 AM – Sixth Performance beginning of 2nd Go Round - Cont. Bulls 1st round WhataRodeo Day 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM - Vendors Open at Expo 2:15 PM – Grand Entry – All Regions (be lined up at 2:00pm) 2:30 PM – Seventh Performance of 2nd Go Round End of 1st Round of Bulls 5:30 PM – Justin Maas - Jackpot at Outdoor Arena Pole & Barrel Exhibition - $10 a run (first 100 – tickets sold before race at the arena) 7:00 PM – PARENT/MEMBER RIBBON ROPING (arena) Sponsored – JENNINGS PHOTOGRAPHY & J&J RODEO

Thursday, May 27 RESISTOL & HEEL O MATIC SPONSORS OF THE DAY – PINK DAY

7:15 AM – 7:45 AM - Bible Study in the Arena Stands 8:15 AM – Grand Entry – All Regions (please be lined up at 8:00am) 8:30 AM – Eighth Performance of 2nd Go Round Beginning of 2nd round of Bull Riding - PRESENTATION OF 1ST ROUND BUCKLES FOR BULL RIDING 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM - Vendors Open at Expo

2:15 PM – Grand Entry – All Regions (please be lined up at 2:00pm) 2:30 PM – Ninth Performance of 2nd Go Round - Jackpot at Outdoor Arena Pole & Barrel Exhibition - $10 a run (first 100 – tickets sold before race at the arena)

Friday, May 28 CH GRAPHICS &TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE SPONSORS OF THE DAY

7:15 AM – 7:45 AM - Bible Study in the Arena Stands 8:15 AM – Grand Entry – All Regions (be lined up at 8:00am) 8:30 AM – Tenth Performance end of 2nd Go Round Thirty minutes after perf – Second Go Awards in the arena 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM - Vendors Open at Expo - TJHRA Board of Directors Meeting – Elks Lodge 5:30 PM – Classic Ropes Q&A Clinic with Justin Maas behind the Roping Chutes. 9:00 PM – 12:00AM - DJ – Sponsored by TJHRA - Jackpot at Outdoor Arena Pole & Barrel Exhibition - $10 a run (first 100 – tickets sold before race at the arena)

Saturday, May 29 BILL FICK FORD & BLOOMER TRAILERS SPONSORS OF THE DAY 10:00 AM – Short Go Awards 11:00 AM – Short Go Performance 4:00 PM – Champions Dinner – 2021 National Team @ Expo State Champion Awards Mandatory Meeting & Sign Up for Nationals

PLEASE NOTE – Due to unseen conflicts, this schedule is subject to change. Please check the OFFICIAL DAILY SCHEDULE posted outside the rodeo office. It is the responsibility of each contestant to be in the arena and ready when their respective event is underway.

TJHRA State Finals Expo Hours May 23rd: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM May 24th-May 27th: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM May 28th: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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IMPORTANT!!!! IMPORTANT!!!!

MUST READ (If you don’t read anything READ THE CHECK DEADLINE) TO ALL CONTESTANTS: the arena; take a right; before the Guadalupe River and go underneath I want to welcome each and every one of you and congratulate you the bridge. on qualifying for the State Finals. I hope your week with us is fun and memorable. Last year was great and we know this year will be BLEACHERS: another successful one to find our 2021 National Team! Each Region will have space in bleachers to decorate; but you cannot use electricity. Do not block the handicap seating areas. WE STALLS AND HOOK UPS: ARE GOING TO ASK THAT YOU REMOVE YOUR BLEACHER All regions will be placed together depending upon numbers. If CHAIRS NIGHTLY SO THE STANDS MAY BE CLEANED! you want to park next to someone in your region you must arrive together. Some of the areas have to be parked in the order they come WOOD SHAVINGS: in, this is why we CANNOT save spaces! If you are coming in and There will be wood shavings for sale on site for $10.00 per bag. out you may run the generator during the day NO GENERATORS If your stalls are not on dirt the City will provide the first two bags in MAY BE RAN OVERNIGHT! your stall. You may bring your own shavings as well. You should have already ordered your stalls. If you show up with extra horses there will be NO STALLS! All horses must be stalled There is a full coin operated laundry mat on the grounds this year overnight. NO EXCEPTONS! as well. They will be located at the check in the portable building. You must have PRE ORDERED RV HOOK and STALLS!!! Do not show up with extras there will not be room! The office will serve as the UPS/FedEX drop off. The physical address is 2301 CR 197, Gonzales, TX 78629 GOLF CARTS: We will have golf carts for rent this year. YOU MUST MAKE A CONTESTANT/RIBBON ROPING: RESERVATION so they will have you one! The City of Gonzales These forms may be found on the TJHRA website www.tjhra.net signed a contract making the golf cart company the exclusive trans- on the forms. portation for the finals. No other golf cart, gator, mules, etc. may be brought onto the grounds. You must be 18 years of age to rent a cart GRAND ENTRIES: and have a credit card. No drivers are allowed under the age of 16. We will have the same grand entry as last year, on the nights you If anyone under the age of 16 is caught driving, you will be asked to ride, please participate in the grand entry. You will ride in with your leave the grounds immediately and your back number will be pulled. region, stop in a horseshoe, tip your hat and ride out in an orderly IT MAY BE TOO LATE – BUT CHECK WITH THE COMPANY – fashion. THEY HANDLE ALL RESERVATIONS! GOLF CART RESERVATIONS: (TIP – they do not bring extras) LIGHT RIFLE CONTEST: the shooting contest will be Sunday, www.richmondequipment.com or call (281) 341-7755 May 26 at the City shooting range, we will have directions in the office. The draw will be posted as we get closer to the contest. We MOST IMPORTANT: will post on the www.tjhra.net website. We will have an entrance through the backside of the park grounds. This year you may come in on Friday, May 21, 2021 until 7:00pm at CHECKLIST FOR STATE CONTESTANTS: that time the gate will be locked and then the gates will re-open at REPORT CARD - this can be your last six weeks (5th six weeks 7:00 am beginning Saturday morning May 22, 2021 (they will remain report card), final report card or a letterhead letter from your school. open 24 hours after re-opening). DO NOT FORGET THIS! If you are driving south on Hwy 183 you will take a right; as soon as you pass the Guadalupe River. CURRENT COGGINS PAPERS - YOU MUST BRING A COPY If you are driving north on Hwy 183 you will be pass the arena OF COGGINS – THEY WILL BE TAKING THE COPY AT THE and take a right; before the Guadalupe River and go underneath the FRONT GATE, the only reason for health papers if you are crossing bridge. the state line. DUE TO SOME ACTIVITY OF COGGINS – YOU If you are driving on Hwy 97 you will pass the main entrance to WILL HAVE TO TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR COGGINS AT THE arena and come to a stop sign. Take a left onto Hwy 183 and go past FRONT GATE!

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Remember the gates open Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7 am and will be open 24 hours. You may come in on Friday as long as you are there before 7:00 pm – if you can not be there by then wait until Saturday – the gates will be locked on Friday at 7:00 pm.

entered in the event you may actually tie the calves down as they are tied to a post on Saturday morning, May 22, 2021 beginning at 8:00 am – they will be ran through that morning as well, by adults.

TEAM ROPING STEERS: will be ran SUNDAY – MAY 23, 2021 EVERYONE!!! through on Saturday morning, May 22, MUST COME TO THE EXPO 2021 (contestants may watch but NOT BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON I cannot PARTICIPATE) stress this enough!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have car trouble or something of the sort you GOATS: will be tied on Saturday mornmust call Anne Dollery at 979-412-2551 ing, May 22, 2021 contestants will not be before 12:00PM. You will be asked to bring allowed to tie the goats this year. We will a copy of a receipt! DO NOT BE LATE!!! have qualified people conditioning the goats NOON SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2021 IS THE and that will be the only ties on them before DEADLINE TO BE CHECKED INTO THE competition. OFFICE (this does not mean the trailer and Dogs are welcome at your trailers stall check in – must come in and receive (leashed), but please do not bring to the your back number) arena! CHUTE DOGGING STEERS: will be See you soon, if you need anything thrown Friday night, May 21, 2021 beginning at 8:00pm (contestants may watch but please call 979-412-2551 or email me at NOT PARTICIPATE) – this is subject to texasjuniorhighrodeo@gmail.com change and we will post on facebook and Anne Dollery email Texas State Secretary CALVES: Tie Down Ropers if you are

MAKE A COPY OF YOUR COGGINS PAPERS AND BE READY TO TURN IN A COPY OF THEM AT THE FRONT GATE!

2020-2021 JUNIOR HIGH STATE DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD NATIONAL DIRECTOR JOHN SCHUENEMAN

979-268-4994

john.schueneman@gmail.com

PRESIDENT SCOTT SHOOK

281-437-8214

scottcshook@yahoo.com

1st VICE PRESIDENT SHANE HANCOCK

254-379-3516

shanehancock74@yahoo.com

2nd VICE PRESIDENT ERIC HUSTON

817-368-0159

duaneoverton6113@gmail.coM

832-221-1253

chlfreeman@yahoo.com

832-928-1647

braddyer@live.com

EXEC BOARD AT LARGE DAVID FREEMAN LANDON EHLINGER CHAD CURRINGTON BRAD DYER CHARLES HENRY

MARKETING MACI MEYER SECRETARY ANNE DOLLERY 979-412-2551 texasjuniorhighrodeo@gmail.com PRINCESS CORD DONNA ODOM, RACHEL ROBBINS, SARAH ROWLANDS

STATE DIRECTORS Region I MONROE TIMBERLAKE KEVIN MCCREARY KYLE ANDERSON

806-344-6846 806-674-5601

Region II JOHNNY YOUNG, JR KELLY WOOD 432-940-1136 CHAD CURRINGTON 806-786-9016 Region III JOHN ROBERTSON 817-475-6377 SHANE CRISWELL 325-347-2656 WESLEY WHITE Region IV JOHNNY YOUNG PAIGE ALMON BRIAN LOGAN

903-249-1647 903-681-6592 903-348-1740

monroetimberlake@gmail.com kevin@mccrearysales.com

woodrodeogirls@yahoo.com ccurrington@sundowwnsb.com jrober5729@att.net kodyhorses@yahoo.com

jpyoung75486@gmail.com epaigealmon@yahoo.com

Region V RICHARD BALDWIN 936-332-5466 STACEY MARTIN 225-505-7645 SHANE PASCHAL 409-673-1676 Region VI CHARLES HENRY 979-221-4450 DENNY PATTERSON 832-330-3054 CLAY OHRT 361-571-1040

crossfireexpress@att.net pattersondenny@gmail.com ohrt6@hotmail.com

Region VII AMBER BASS LANDON EHLINGER DAN SIMPTON

landon@6Econstruction.com dansimpton@yahoo.com

979-255-2458 281-389-2784 936-870-5779

r.baldwin147@icloud.com nextlevelgoattying@gmail.com spaschal@paschalweld.com

amberbass@greatertexasfoundation.org

Region VIII BEN ELLIS 361-701-1886 ben_ellis78@yahoo.com JUSTIN SPEERS CASS RINGLESTEIN 210-885-0902 cass.oasis@yahoo.com Region IX POPPA CALHOUN 979-422-3105 calhounpoppa@yahoo.com RUSTY MCCARTHY 936-206-4051 rust@RDMContracting.com BO WILLIAMS 979-220-5898 dwilliams@midsouthenergy.com Region X SISSY PENNINGTON MATT SILAR 254-472-0133 matt.silar@patriotinsp.com ZAC THOMPSON

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT BRYCE EHLINGER VICE PRESIDENT KAMRYN ROBISON SECRETARY DREW ELLEN STEWART PRINCESS DIXIE TABB

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GONZALES HERE WE COME!

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by Steeley Rhea Franklin – TJHRA Region V Student Secretary

i, I’m Steeley Rhea Franklin. I am the 2020/21 Region V Student Secretary and will serve as the 2021/22 Region V Student President. Region V has been full of amazing memories. We are a very tough region. Some people underestimate our little region but size doesn’t indicate the magnitude of the competition! The region finals were held in Nacogdoches on March 6th & 7th. This year was tough and the points in all events were very close. I was blessed enough to win the All Around Cowgirl along with Tyce Scarber winning the All Around Cowboy honors. Bella Skinner took home the Girls Rookie of the Year saddle and Carson Gates won the Boys Rookie. Bill Cody Odell and Preston Paschal won the Team Roping, Dal Pinner for the Saddle Bronc, Zane Lattner and I won the Ribbon Roping, Emma Ivie for the Pole Bending, Bailey Lovelady won the Girls Goat Tying, Luccasee DeLaFosse won the Chute Dogging, Zane Lattner for the Calf

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Roping, Travoris Zeno won the Bull Riding, Tyce Scarber won the Boys Breakaway and the Boys Goat Tying, Kanin Jones for the Bareback Riding, and I won the Barrel Racing and Girls Breakaway. Congratulations to all our other Region V friends making it to the State Finals. It’s been an awesome year and we would like to give God all the glory and the thanks for giving us the opportunity to participate in the sport we love!! 2020 is definitely a year to remember! Gonzales – here we come!!!


2021 TJHRA State Fi nals Grand Entry Region 6 will be in charge of the grand entry this year. We carry flags before each performance (morning and night). Each region will be assigned a day to be in charge of sending at least 10 members to carry flags. The student officers for 2020-21 will help carry flags Monday through Wednesday night, the new officers will begin carrying flags Thursday through Saturday. Sunday Performances will begin at 5:00pm please be ready to run flags at 4:45pm Morning Performances will begin at 8:00 am please be ready to run flags at 8:15 am Afternoon Performances grand entries will begin at 2:30 please be ready to run flags at 2:15 pm Short Go will begin at 11:00 am please be ready to run flags at 10:45 am

REGION ASSIGNMENT – MORNING AND NIGHT PERFORMANCE: (please send 10 contestants per region) SUNDAY – Region 1 & Region 10 MONDAY – Region 5 & Region 3 TUESDAY – Region 4 & Region 8 WEDNESDAY – Region 2 & Region 9 THURSDAY – Region 6 & Region 7 FRIDAY – Region 1 & Region 10 SHORT GO – Please send at least 1 from each region.

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TJHRA STATE FINALS NIGHTLY GOAT ROPING JACKPOTS For more information or to schedule practice times contact: Robert – (406) 690 5380

GROUND TYING JACKPOTS

MAY 22 HIGH STAKES GROUND TIE JACKPOT $75 FEES | 10 AM MAY 23,24,26,27,28 GROUND TIE JACKPOT $50 FEES | 1 PM MAY 25 HIGH STAKES GROUND TIE JACKPOT $75 FEES | 8PM Ground Tie Jackpots will be ran in bracket format with slow man out, first one out in each bracket will return to a redemption bracket . Winner of each bracket advances to championship bracket. Winner in each bracket receives fees back and top 3 in each Championship round gets paid out. 3 second penalty if goats don’t stay tied for 6 seconds

PRACTICE GOATS

Practice goats will be available all week with time slots each hour $20 per session All Access Practice pass good for the entire week is available for $150 Limited number available. All Access pass gets you a private pen of goats to tie whenever you want

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GOAT ROPING

PRACTICE ROPING'S EACH DAY FROM 10 AM –2PM $10 FOR 6 RUNS JACKPOT GOAT ROPING'S EVERY EVENINGS AT 7:30 PM MAY 22—28 $5 man/$10 team enter as many times as you want. 2 head progressive with top 15 back to short round Pay a fast time in each round and top 5 in the average 5 seconds penalty for one leg Disqualification if goat comes off ground when ropes come tight

GOAT TYING JACKPOT

Girls Goat Tying Jackpot $75 fees Boys Goat Tying Jackpot $75 fees Girls High Stakes Jackpot $150 fees Boys High Stakes Jackpot $150 fees All jackpots will be a 2 head with top 10 back to a short go, pay out will be for each round and average, number of places paid determined by total number of entries


J & J Rodeo Company’s Jackpot & Practice Arena Texas Jr. High Finals Gonzales, TX NIGHTLY JACKPOTS Sunday, May 23rd –Friday, May 28th , 2021 Goat Tying Break-Away Roping Tie-Down Roping Team Roping

Entry Fees - $40.00 / 1 head (may only enter once) Team Roping - $50.00/team (unlimited entries) 60% PAYBACK **Sunday night books open at 6:00 pm and jackpot will start at 7:00** Books open at 9:00 pm Monday-Friday night (1st to enter last to rope) Books close at the start of each event Jackpots will start promptly 30 minutes after last run of the Jr. High Final’s performance. Jackpots will be in the outdoor arena, IF it is raining they will be moved to the indoor pen.

MORNING PRACTICES 7:00-8:30 MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:00 Break-Away Roping (must have a breakaway honda) 7:30 Tie-Down Roping 8:00-8:30 Team Roping $10.00 per run For more information contact Heather Murray 903-461-4335 CASH ONLY PLEASE

JUNIOR HIGH STATE FINALS WILL BE LIVE ON OUR OWN WEBSITE

www.tjhra.net

You will be able to watch the TJHRA state finals on our website live....we will have many ways to advertise during those rodeo performances. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHOWCASE YOUR CONTESTANT?

The first 100 to place an order will be showcased during the rodeos to the side. These spots are going fast - all you have to do is contact Anne at www.texasjuniorhighrodeo.com or call her at 979-412-2551. We will put it together for you once you scan a picture to us......let the world see your child for only $100 for the whole week. We will have a place on the side that will showcase all the contestants!


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When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – 30 minutes after 2:30pm perf (teams will pay entry fees in the Rodeo Arena office by 2pm on Wednesday, May 26, 2021) Where: Rodeo Arena Who: State Qualifiers and a parent or guardian. Entries should be turned in to the Rodeo Office (in Gonzales) and 50 teams will be randomly drawn to compete How: A qualified state finals contestant and a parent or guardian can enter the parent/member ribbon roping. The team must be a coed team with the contestant roping and parent/guardian running. Entries will be taken in the Rodeo Office until 7:00 pm Sunday night (May 23rd). 50 random teams will be drawn and posted in the rodeo office at 9am Monday morning (May 24th). The 50 teams who have been drawn will pay their entry fees at the arena starting at 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 26th. Fees must be paid to compete. Cost per team is $30.00. Entry fees will be paid at the jackpot arena. Jackpot will be donated to the scholarship fund for the Junior High. Ropers will receive custom headstalls for Grand and Reserve Champion ropers. Runners will receive custom belt buckles for Grand and Reserve Champion runners. Dress Code will not be in effect!

2021 PARENT/MEMBER RIBBON ROPING OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM If you want to enter this event – NOTICE!!!! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!! This form must be filled out and turned int the Rodeo Office on grounds in Gonzales, Texas BEFORE 7pm on Sunday, May 23!!! NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM IN TO THE STATE OFFICE – IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THERE!!!! Roper must be a State Finals Qualifier. Runner must be a parent (or guardian). Random draw will be done in the Rodeo Office after the entry deadline has passed (7pm Sunday, May 23). Event is limited to 50 teams. The 50 teams that have been drawn will be posted in the Rodeo Office by 9am on Monday, May 24th. Teams that have been drawn will check in at the Jackpot Arena and pay their entry fees by 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 26th. Roper:_____________________________________________ Runner:____________________________________________ If you do not check in and pay your entry fees you won’t rope! We will not attempt to contact you so PLEASE BE ON TIME SO WE DON’T HAVE TO LEAVE YOU OUT OF THE FUN! Dress Code will not be in effect.

rodeo personnel: RODEO OFFICIALS EVENT STATE DIRECTORS Arena Director Barrel Racing Bobby Flores Region 10 Rodeo Secretaries Boy’s Breakaway Roping Susan Baldwin Region 5 Nena Boettcher Anne Dollery Boy’s Goat Tying Region 1 Announcer Chris Rankin Bull Riding Time Keepers Region 1 Richard Baldwin Lauren Tuxen Chute Dogging Region 9 Judges Teddy Alleman Girl’s Breakaway Roping Ben Crabb Region 5 Gip Allen Girl’s Goat Tying Bullfighters Region 8 Hunter Allen Cagney Anderson Pole Bending Ross Johnson Region 3 Stock Contractor/Jackpots J& J Rodeo Co. – Cooper, TX Ribbon Roping Region 2 Photographer Jennings Photography Team Roping Region 4 Video Jennings Photography Tiedown Roping Region 7 Ground & Tractor Mike Berberich

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - WYATT MASK VICE PRESIDENT- JAYDA JAMESON SECRETARY/HISTORIAN - RIDLEY TIMBERLAKE STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

DAVID CHRISTIAN 10200 S Blessen Rd • Amarillo, TX 79119 806.674.1397 • david.christian@11ranch.com

RANDY MARTIN PO Box 334 • Vega, Texas 79092 806-670-2113 • randyleemartin@hotm SECRETARY - BRANDY WRIGHT 11555 US HWY 83 • Canadian, Texas 79014 806.255.0034 • tristaterodeo@yahoo.com

Region I

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Good Luck And Safe Travels

By TAYLN WRIGHT

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he countdown is on for the 2021 Texas Junior High State Finals and the Region 1 Contestants are marking the days off until they make the long haul to Gonzales to compete for a state title. This year our region is sending some extremely talented competitors to represent the Panhandle. Two of them being our All-Around Champions Jaxon Stoker and Brylee Madill. Jaxon is no stranger to Gonzales; this is his 3rd year and he is advancing in five events. Four of those events Chute Dogging, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc Steers and Ribbon Roping he was the Year End Champion. However, Team Roping is his favorite event, he enjoys the partnership it has and going fast. Jaxon looks forward to the atmosphere at state and the chance to compete against all levels of talent.

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His favorite part though is just having fun hanging out and roping in the jackpots. Since, Jaxon is an 8th grader, he will miss being able to compete in multiple events next year but is looking forward to the tougher level of competition that High School brings. His advice to the kids that have never been to State is “Don’t stay up too late and take everything a day at a time”. Brylee is also an 8th grader and qualified for state in five events as well. She will be competing in Barrels, Poles, BRYLEE MADILL & JAXON STOKER Goats, Breakaway, and Ribbon Roping with her cousin Tate Thompson. Brylee says Barrels is her favorite event because of the adrenaline rush, the speed and the fashion. “I am known for my color coordination and fashion at our Region rodeos. Most days, you will find me and my four-legged friend matching”, comments Brylee. Her favorite part of State Finals is getting to see all her friends and getting to compete against the best in Texas! She also enjoys making memories with her family and friends, “I will be sad that some of them are not moving up to High School with me”, she said. Brylee will also miss running ribbons for her cousin Tate and not being able to compete at Gonzales anymore for State Finals. Her advice for the first year qualifiers is “Make sure you get the ice cream & pineapple boat and do not be scared to talk to people, because I promise that you will make new friends”. Brylee looks forward to moving into High School, she is excited about the opportunity to heel for her sister Brooke, go to Cowboy Prom, meet new people, make new memories, and just see where the road after High School takes her. Best of luck to all our Region 1 Junior High State Qualifier’s. Safe travels as you make your way to Gonzales to follow your dreams. “If your dreams don’t BRYLEE MADILL scare you, they are too small”-Richard Branson


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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - MADALYN RICHARDS VICE PRESIDENT - EMMA KENT SECRETARY - ALLISON VAUGHN STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS CASEY BAIZE

Region II

SECRETARY - JODY MCELROY Box 224 • Balmorhea, Texas 79718 432-940-0385 • secretary@thsra2.com

JODY MCELROY Box 224 • Balmorhea, Texas 79718 432.448.7810 • rodeosecretary1@gmail.com JOE RICHARDS 5101 Hwy 214 • Hereford, Texas 79045 806.676.5970 • joe@diamondcattlefeeders.com PRESIDENT- CASEY BAIZE PO Box 62862 • San Angelo, Texas 76904 512.618.9233 • csbaize@yahoo.com

PERFORMANCE REPORT Cham pions & State Quali fi e rs Lyvan Gonzales and Cason Hatley that would pull away and win the region by a mere three points. The team had an eight point lead coming into the finals, however, the team faced a little adversity in the first round going out with a no-time. Cason said going into the next round, “We said to take the first shot we had so that we would still have a chance to win.” Going into state Lyvan says, “We are going against some very tough teams so we’ve got to rope smart, rope fast, and make them come beat us.” Lyvan also wants to thank his brother, Daryan, and father for always helping him practice, and Cason for heeling for him all year. Cason also wants to thank his partner as well as everyone who helped get to where he is By JACOB WALTERS – Performance Reporter today, especially his family. Lyvan also adds, “Most importantly we have to thank God.” o let's set the scene. You’re pulling Cason agrees saying, “Yes without him, nothing is possible.” Congratulations to these two up to the Taylor County Telecom on their region title, and we are looking forward to watching them rope at state. Arena in June. You check in, pin On the flip side, we saw an absolutely dominant performance in the steer wrestling. your back number on your shirt and pre- Senior Quinten Freeman put on a solid performance all year allowing him to win the region pare to compete. And in a landslide by an unreal fifty-three points. Freeman tells us, “I knew then, it's time. You ride I had a pretty big lead coming into the finals, so I tried to really focus into the arena, you hear on making clean, consistent, runs to give myself a shot at the average.” the music, you smell the Going into state Quinten is looking to stay sharp by running a good dirt, the announcer is number of steers, and making sure his horse stays in good shape. He calling your name and also adds, “I would like to thank my amazing parents for getting me reading your bio, and down the road and always keeping my mind right. I would also like to then...silence. You’re thank the Western Texas College Rodeo program for allowing me to QUINTEN FREEMEN backed in the box, or practice there and better myself.” Congratulations to Quinten, we look crawling over into the forward with excitement to watching Quinten compete at Abilene. chute, or in the back The breakaway roping was a battle of the underclassmen as sophoof the ally. And all that mores Jessi Everett and Emilee Charlesworth battled it out all year, but matters is this one run. in the end it was Charlesworth that came out on top. Emilee came into That's the vision runthe finals with a little ground to make up as she was sitting in second. ning through every Going in her plan was to keep it simple telling herself, “be consistent Region 2 state qualifier and score good,” a strategy that would pay dividends when it was all EMILEE CHARLESWORTH at this very moment. said and done. Looking ahead to state, she is continuing with the “keep Here in Region 2 we it simple” approach by making sure her horse is scoring good and stayhave just finished up our finals, and some ing consistent with her neck shot. Finally Emilee would like to say thank you to her parents events were a photo finish. Others were a and the hard working people who run the region 2 rodeos. “Without them, none of this show of complete dominance. would be possible.” Congratulations to Emilee, and we are looking forward to watching Perhaps the most interesting race to you compete at state. watch over the course of the year was Other Region 2 Champions include - Senior Colten Wallis in the tie-down roping, Senior the Team Roping. Consistency was the Trail Townsend in the reined cow horse, Sophomore Jaclyn McNeely in the pole bending, name of the game for the top 2 teams in Senior Hannah King in the girls cutting, Senior Rance Peebles in the boys cutting, Junior the region. The team of Trey Hughes and Cort McFadden in the bull riding, Senior Jordan Driver in the barrel racing, Junior Travis Hayden Sanders had a strong showing Handley in the bareback riding, and Senior Madalyn Richards in the goat tying. at the region finals placing both days and Region 2 is extremely proud of all of our region champions and state qualifiers. Good winning the average, but in the end, it was luck and God Bless to all those traveling to state. We’ll see y’all at Abilene!

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - DUSTIN MONTGOMERY VICE PRESIDENT - GRACIE GAMBINO SECRETARY - LARAMIE DEARING

Region III

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

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SECRETARY - KELLEY WILLIAMS

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The Heart & Soul of Region III

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By RILEE PARKER

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egion III finals have ended and contestants have begun to prepare for this year’s state finals. As our competitors begin to move on, it is important to remember the heart and soul of Region IIl, our staff and board. Along with the President, our secretary, Kelley Williams, holds one of the most important roles regarding organization in our region. 2021 is Williams 18th year being involved in high school rodeo, becoming involved in Region III Rodeo through her son, Riley Williams, announcing at team ropings, and eventually becoming the announcer and timer for Region III. “I have been involved in this association for so long I’m seeing kids who were in Region III as competitors now bring their kids to compete,” Williams says. The opportunity arose for Williams to become secretary when her former husband Ronnie Williams became the Region President. “He was an eight-time IPRA World Champion bareback rider and former executive director for IPRA and knew how to put on

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a successful event,” Williams said. “I was a bit OCD on my organizational skills and loved interacting with our members and their families so it was the best of both worlds.” William’s son began rodeoing as a youth in 5th grade through Region III competing in team roping, calf roping, and ranch saddle bronc riding. Riley now competes through IPRA and Ranch Rodeos. “I love the family friendship aspect of Rodeo. The Sport is extremely competitive and and the talent in our youth is incredible but should someone’s horse get injured or worse, one of our kids gets injured, we rally to help,” Williams said on her love for the camaraderie and bonds within rodeo. “We cheer for each other, we celebrate the victories together and KELLEY WILLIAMS we lift each other up when things may not go our way,” Williams adds. “Rodeo kids and families are one of a kind and I’m blessed to be around that dynamic on a regular basis.” Williams currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas, and works in BAE systems along with being our Secretary. At BAE systems, Williams works as a Logistics coordinator, finalizing and tracking government shipments. Williams grew up in a rodeo family, her father Mickey Sherley was an all-around cowboy; competing in various events through the AJRA and CRA including bareback riding, bull riding, and calf roping. “My sister is my office assistant and before that I had my mother there with me.” Williams said. “I have my family with me as well as the even bigger one I’ve been blessed with through our region.” It can be difficult to enjoy the rodeo life considering the fast pace from day-to-day, being a rodeo parent requires patience and dedication. Williams recommends parents and members to “Sit back and enjoy the ride.” “You will make friendships that will last a lifetime, you are doing things as a family, your kid is learning responsibility and sportsmanship in and out of the arena and once a month you get to watch one of the toughest regions in Texas do their thing,” Williams says. “Life is pretty dang sweet!” Regarding the future and success of Region III, Williams is as confident as the rest of our staff and board members in Region III’s competition. “We produce Champions” Williams says “These kids have been competing for so long through region III, the competition is not new to them by the time they get out of high school.” “Region III has an amazing board that truly puts our members first,” Williams said. “And with Ken Bray’s leadership for the state of Texas I believe growth is inevitable.”

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STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - BRYLEE BRADEN VICE PRESIDENT - MAKENZIE MAYES SECRETARY - DIXIE TABB STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS MICHAEL AKINS 2449 West Line Road • Whitesboro, TX 76273 makins1@yahoo.com • 904.368.9390

DR. TANDY FREEMAN

DAVID SCHRECK 209 Sarah Way • Murphy, TX 75094 214.403.5606 • dschreck@intelemedia.com SECRETARY - TINA BRADEN PO Box 549 • Horatio, AR 71842 870.832.3149 • tbbraden@earthlink.net

Region IV

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Road to Abilene A

By Lilly Eakes – Performance Reporter

s our 2020-2021 Region 4 rodeo season came to an end we would like to congratulate both our junior high and high school state qualifiers and all round winners for such a great season. The ice storm in 2021 tried to keep us down but we persevered and finished the season in style. We closed the season with our finals and the Region 4 rodeo prom “Road to Abilene” hosted by our awesome parents! We had fierce competition at our finals and many of our All Around Awards were not decided until the final rodeo! Representing us in Abilene this year as out girls all around champion is Mackenzie Mayes. Mackenzie secured her all around title by winning the first in poles, third in goats, seventh in breakaway, and second in barrels for the year. Mackenzie’s favorite part about regions is how even though we are competitors, we are willing to help one another no matter what. It was said that without entering the cutting that you wouldn't be able to win all round,and that held true for the past 7 years. Mackenzie however, was fortunate enough to have an amazing finals and was able to pull

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off the win. “I wouldn't be able to do it without my amazing team or horses, my family, friends, and sponsors.” Mackenzie is praying for an awesome state and to be able to pull off a spot at theHigh School National Finals. Cole Carpenter came into the region 4 High School season and made his name known. Cole not only won the Boys High School All Around title, he was the rookie of the year too! Cole made it to state sitting first in team roping with his partner Laiken Allen, and second in the calf roping. Cole's favorite thing about highschool rodeo is getting to enjoy time with his friends, especially the day it snowed during the Sunday rodeo. Cole enjoys the competition at region


4 but loves the way that everyone roots for one another. Cole is going into state hoping for an amazing state and make it to the national finals in tie down and team roping with his partner. Our Region 4 Jr. High Girl All Around Champion Alee Andrews cemented her title by finishing the season sitting first in ribbon roping with her partner Dillon Grote, first in goats, in breakaway, and third in poles. Alees favorite part about regions was the finals, rodeo prom and the bond everyone shares. She is hoping for good runs at state to be able to make it to nationals in breakaway and goats. Alee feels very blessed and amazed to be crowned with the all round title in only her second year to rodeo at region 4. Our Jr. High All Around boy, Brant Cookston, is quite a hand! Brant made it to state sitting second with his partner Karter Almon in the team roping, sixth with his partner Ashtyn Andrews in the ribbon roping, fourth in chute dogging, first in the steer riding, fourth in goats, first in breakaway,and first in bareback. Brant has won the all round title two years in a row hoping to go for his third year in the upcoming rodeo season.

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ALEE ANDREWS photo by Jennings

His favorite part about regions is the people and how they are so helpful. Again congratulations to our Region 4 All Around Champions and all of those that are moving on to state! We know you will represent us well. Our beloved Region 4 secretary, Tina Braden, is leaving us at the end of the season! Thank you, Tina, for all you have poured into our region, the contestants, and their families! You have been outstanding and YOU WILL BE MISSED!

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PRESIDENT - ABI DePRIEST VICE PRESIDENT - RILEY JAY OTWELL SECRETARY - PEYTON MATHIS

STUDENT OFFICERS

JOE GLENN KAHLA 612 FM 1747 • Jasper, Texas 75951 409.384.0921 • jgk@mklawyers.com

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

BILL WHITE 277 Billy White Rd • Singer, LA 70660 337.304.0748 • whiteacres55@yahoo.com

Region V

SECRETARY - SUSAN BALDWIN 722 Southview Circle • Center, Texas 75935 936.590.4330 • regionvsecretary@gmail.com

JUSTIN KLEIN PO Box 2107 • Center, TX 75935 936.590.0229 • sendtojustin@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT- KIRK MATHIS 777 Freeman Cemetery Rd • Lufkin, TX75904

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THE GUAGE “T

By SIERRA SCHUENEMAN – Performance Reporter

his is the Gauge with host, Chance Conrado.”

Unfortunately, we are living in a time where we have seen rodeos get cancelled while basketball games still happen. The sport of rodeo has been around for over one hundred years but is starting to experience a dwindled number of competitors. Luckily, there has been an individual whom wants rodeo to gain the recognition it deserves; whether it be good, bad or the downright ugly. The Gauge podcast has come in and taken the rodeo and western lifestyle by storm. The idea behind the podcast is to take anyone with a background of the western way and

let them tell their story. With the help of 12-Guage Ranch, Conrado took his plan that he had for many years and finally put it into action during the beginning of COVID-19. Podcast episodes range from barrel racers, tie-down ropers, rough stock riders, the top veterinarians in the game, music artists and everything in between. The first episode was none other than Conrado’s sister, Ivy Conrado- Sabens. Ivy went in detail over her losses, the long road to the NFR, relationships that have been strained and the partnership(s) that changed her life. From there, The Gauge took the rodeo world by storm. The tips and tricks shared from top professionals have been easily transferable into my life. Contestants hypothesize the future of professional rodeo. They strategize their performance approach. They highlight in detail what life on the road is really like; where to find the cheapest gas, how to get in a good workout, where to grab a bite to eat on the Cowboy Christmas run and how to surround yourself with the right traveling partners. Coming from someone that cringed at the thought of listening to podcasts, this is a GOOD ONE! Any one of these podcasts that you turn on will leave you on the edge of your seat, craving more. The diverse perspectives you experience within each episode will never leave you with a dull moment and it’s not the same conversation every single time. In fact, they rarely talk about rodeo, at all. It just goes to prove, no matter how good you are, how successful you have been, rodeo is only a small proponent of your life. No one cares what titles you win; they care that you’re a good human being. Don’t strive to be decent to some, strive to be excellent to all.


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STUDENT OFFICERS

STATE DIRECTORS MATT CRAINER PO Box 32 • Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 830.876.6141 • mattcrainer@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT - MEKENNA DAVIS VICE PRESIDENT - BAYLEE BURLESON SECRETARY - BRADI FREEMEAN

GARY MOBBS 9076 FM 443 • Shiner, TX 77984 830.857.1418 • gary.mobbs@southstatebank.com SECRETARY - ANNE DOLLERY P.O. BOX 1818 • Gonzales, TX 78629 979.412.2551 • texasjuniorhighrodeo@gmail.com

Region VI

JUSTINE HUNT 2433 Witte Rd • Bellville, TX 77418 979.525.7098 • rodeohuntboys@gmail.com PRESIDENT - DAVID FREEMAN 1039 Mockingbird Lane • Eagle Lake, TX 77434 832.221.1253 • chlfreeman@yahoo.com

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TOUGH COMPETITION

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By BRADI FREEMAN

– Performance Reporter

t took almost a full year of adapting to life in a pandemic, but we made it through! This year we’re hoping state finals are a little bit closer to normal! Everyone’s health and safety is still and will always be a very important factor that goes into all of the preparation. Junior High State Finals are right around the corner, and we want to take time to acknowledge our top junior high contestants. Our junior high girl All Around is Miss London Gorham and our junior

high boy All Around is Zane Starns. These two athletes, along with all of our other contestants, worked super hard at every rodeo, and that’s what it’s all about! As a region, we’re very excited to have them represent all that our junior high participants have worked for, at state finals. The two Region VI “first timers” are Audrey Thibodeaux and Payton Lynch. Audrey is our junior high girl Rookie of the Year, and Payton is our junior high boy Rookie of the Year! As young contestants coming into the association for the first time, they both did outstanding! Through all the crazy weather conditions and tough competition that this season had, each and every one of our contestants showed up and got the job done. The tough competition this year only made our athletes work harder and get better each time. Region VI is super proud to be sending 10 of our best athletes in each event to compete at state!


BAYLEE BURLESON OF REGION VI by Jacqueline Knox

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!

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ongratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Baylee Burleson! This eighteen-year-old senior competes in barrels, breakaway and team roping. Running barrels is Baylee’s favorite since she just started roping this year. Baylee rides three different horses, Angola, Hattie and Floyd. Floyd is Baylee’s breakaway horse, and Hattie is her heading horse. Angola, Baylee’s barrel horse, is her favorite. “We weren’t really planning on getting him,” Baylee said. “It just kind of happened but I am so blessed and excited that I have him.” They named him after the Louisiana prison known as “Angola,” since they got him from that area. Baylee shared that she and the privilege of meeting the lady who raised and trained Angola. “The goal is that in a couple of years her little girl will get him, and Angola will get to go back home with her,” Baylee said. Baylee has been riding ever since she was little but started competing in rodeo around age seven. “I love the people that you get to meet,” Baylee said. “It is so fun getting to know everyone. We have met some awesome people through rodeo.” Baylee also loves the adrenaline that comes along with winning. She loves that rodeo has taught her to be more humble. “It is very humbling,” Baylee said. “You can be on top of the world one minute and everything can come out from under you and then you are at the bottom of the barrel.”

Baylee’s favorite competition was when she won her region her freshman year. She is also extremely proud of her accomplishments this year. “Whenever quarantine started last year is when I started roping,” Baylee said. “My dad and brother both rope and I finally gave it in and started learning.” She just started roping last year and has already made it to state for breakaway this year. Baylee shared that one thing that is really special to her is that her grandfather, Papa Eddie, has never missed one high school rodeo of hers. “It is always so special to me that he gets to be there for everything,” Baylee said. “Everybody knows Papa Eddie. If you know me, then you know him. He goes everywhere with us.” In fact, all of Baylee’s grandparents come to her rodeos and that means in the world to her. In addition to rodeo, Baylee takes her academics very seriously. She is homeschooled and said that her favorite subject is math. Additionally, Baylee is currently taking classes to get her certified nursing assistant (CNA) degree. On a normal day, Baylee gets up and does her school in the morning. Once she has finished her school, she starts riding and roping, which depending on the day could be anything from roping steers, working barrel horses, working cows or just riding young horses. At night, Baylee does her nursing classes. When asked what her motto on life is, Baylee said, “Let go and let God.” She explained that she had a rough year last year and ended up not making it to the state finals. This quote stuck out to her after lots of time of self-reflection and going to Church. It helped her get through this tough time. “If you just think about when you let go and let God and put everything in His hands, then everything works out perfectly,” Baylee said. Baylee really looks up to both of her parents, Heather and Scott Burleson. “They help me so much with everything,” Baylee said. She loves that “they don’t sugar coat anything and are always honest. They always push me to do my best.” Baylee recognizes that competing in rodeos at the level she is comes with sacrifices. She shared that this past year has helped her realize “that having a social life is not as important as putting in all your time into what you want and putting in hard work to earn what you get.” Baylee shared that if she could give any advice to younger competitors, she would tell them to “always put God first and that you get what you work for. You have to put in as much effort you can, if you want to see yourself succeed.” In the future, Baylee will attend Sam Houston State University with plans of becoming a labor and delivery nurse. She does plans on continuing to compete in rodeo in college! Baylee is honored to be named this month’s Whatakid! “You read all the time about the other kids that get honored this way,” Baylee said, “It is crazy that now I am getting this opportunity.”

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STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS CRAIG MILLER 11603 Anders Lane • Santa Fe, NM 77510 409.682.5427 • craigwmiller80@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT - KERA LAMB VICE PRESIDENT - CARLI RAWLINSON SECRETARY - PAISLEY PIERCE

DAN SIMPTON 24543 SH 6 • Navasota, Texas 77868 936.870.5779 • dansimpton@yahoo.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- CRAIG MILLER 11603 Anders Lane • Santa Fe 77510 409-682-5427 • craigwmiller80@yahoo.com

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By JAYCI LEE BYLER

– Performance Reporter

he High School Rodeo year of 2020-2021 will be the year rodeo rose above the mandatory mandates and pushed through the red tape to keep our heritage and passion alive. As students we all had change in our academic year, the best part it didn’t change at our Region VII rodeos. The contestants had a place to forget about the the turmoil in our nation and just be cowboys and cowgirls competing. It gave our families weekends to just be together, to cook good food and not worry about what was coming across our

radios or TVs. Our last two Region VII rodeos and Cowboy Prom were held at Brackenridge Event Center in Edna, April 3&4. Saturday we kicked it off with some intense competition in the arena, then it was time to sparkle and shine on the dance floor. Mrs Amy Shedd headed up the Cowboy Prom Committee and those moms brought their A Game! We had a red carpet and a photo booth to capture some fun pics of great moments. We crowned Region VII King & Queen Seniors, Tyler Ehlinger & Aspen Miller. It was a first Cowboy prom for many and it will forever go down as a stellar event, with memories to last a life time. Our parents hosted a live & silent auction to raise money for awards and scholarships for our 25 graduating seniors. Our auctioneer was Cody Kenney & secretary was Kristen Suehs, they drove the bids and tallied all the money so every Region VII Senior received a scholarship that applied for one. The Seth Broesche Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Madi Outhier, Aspen Miller & Cameron Suehs. Preston Peay was awarded the Will Byler Memorial Steer Wrestling Saddle. Sunday’s rodeo #12 brought the closing chapter to our season. My fellow contestants went hard at the final day and we saw it with several changes in the event leader boards. When the dust settled we went into awards banquet to have pizza & drinks and watch the emotional senior slideshow that Mrs. Kristy Outhier had put together of all 25 graduates. Our devoted secretary Nena Boettcher , (who keeps this region humming along perfectly) had made the final placings official she then handed the mic over to Mr Scott Shook to call out the placings for our Region VII Tx High School state bound contestants. Rookie AA Champions Jb Collins & Sammi Hubert. AA Champions Colin Fox & Jayci Lee Byler. Event winners Breakaway Madison Outhier, Calf roping Cameron Suehs, Team roping Rylee Reina & Carson Sonnier, Saddle Bronc Jake Bazar, Pole bending Jayci Lee Byler, Bull Riding Eli Youngblood, Steer wrestling Preston Peay, Barrel Race in Reagan Goudeau, Goat Tying Kera Lamb.


Our Region VII Tx Jr High state team will be lead by AA Champions Lane Leopold & Kaitlyn Torres, Rookie AA Champions Kami Klepac & Ace Outhier, Pole bending Kami Klepac, Calf roping Lane Leopold, Boys breakaway Hudson Hermes, Girls breakaway Kaitlyn Torres, Barrel racing Kami Klepac, Ribbon roping Bryce Ellinger & Kaitlyn Torres, Chute dogging Lane Leopold, Saddle Bronc Ernest Cheston, Bull riding Damien Krushall, Bareback Ace Outhier , Team roping Riley Skelton & Kaitlyn Torres, Boy’s Goat Tying Ryder Rosipal, Girl’s Goat Tying Sadie Howell. This year had some challenges for most families and our region rallied together in support of each other. I want to give a Big Thank You to Craig Miller, President of Region VII you have been a pickup man at the rodeos, brought stock, pulled barriers, help kids in the alley, held goats, ran stock through and always offered a friendly word of advice and encouragement. You sir will be greatly missed as a leader, mentor and ALL AROUND DAD. Thank you to all our local sponsors and families for the continued support of our small but mighty Region VII ~ 7come11! “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, wether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” Isaiah 7:11

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Region VIII

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PERFORMANCE REPORT Jr. High Rodeo Upcoming Finals By BAILEY GUBERT – Performance Reporter

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“Today, do what others won’t, so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can’t.” — Simone Biles, Gymnast

he High School Rodeo members want to Congratulate all of the Jr. High Contestants headed to the State Finals in Gonzales, Texas! The finalist has worked hard to make the top 10 in each event. Remember to compete with pride and perseverance, you are the up and coming athletes representing High School Rodeo. We wish you the best of luck and hope to see you at Nationals! Most High School Rodeo Contestants got their start at Jr High Rodeo and learned what an honor it was to compete with the best of the best. Jr High Rodeo

directors, board and families have always gone out of their way to make the finals a fun event, even when not competing. Those are the memories you will keep with you forever. Our High School Rodeo Finals are around the corner, and I hope you are preparing to compete against the tough of the toughest. It’s always an honor to be a part of The State Finals. I wish you all good luck! I can’t wait to see who is representing us at Nationals this year. See you at State!


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By MONTANA BROWN

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egion IX’s toughest TJHRA contestants are preparing for their state finals this month in Gonzales. As the count down to Jr. High state begins, many of the Region IX contestants have their nose to the grindstone 24/7. The only thing on their mind is the task in front of them. This year was a good one for the Jr. High Region IX, with some of the toughest contestants in Texas competing in our region. There is no doubt in my mind that our Jr. High kids will shine in the J.B. Wells Park arena. The following are this years region champs; Steer Riding: Ethan Cart, Team Roping: Will and Walker Smith, Ribbon Roping: Ty Williams and Kamryn Robertson, Pole Bending: Lane Thibodeaux, Goat Tying: Reese Jacobs, Breakaway: Morgan Moriarty, Chute Dogging: Cash Cheatham, Calf Roping: Ace Reese, Bull Riding: Chance Theiss, Boys Goat Tying: Cole Burrer, Boys Breakaway: Kace Tullos, Barrel Racing: Reese Jacobs, and Bareback Steer Riding: Ethan Cart. One of the best parts about watching rodeo is watching a cowboy and cowgirl’s ability to be competitive in several events. In Region IX, All-Around titles are a big deal. Being able to place in one event shows talent, but being able to place in multiple events shows perseverance. Region IX Jr. High has several members who are a force to be reckoned with in several events. This year's All-Around champions are Reese Jacobs and Ethan Cart. The Rookie Champions are Lane Thibodeaux and Brodie Wrobleski.

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Future Stars in the Making

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By KATY

WEBB – Performance Reporter

n a blink of an eye March 20th and 21st wrapped up the last high school and junior high rodeo for the 2021 region X rodeo season. Throughout the weekend lots of stories were shared along with the many smiles, laughter and most of all, the sad goodbye tears that followed. I had the opportunity to talk with some of the talented junior high kids that really stood out in and out of the arena. Paisley Foegelle is in the 6th grade and competes in multiple events. She competed in the Barrels, Poles, Breakaway, Team roping, Ribbon Roping, and the Goat Tying. She ended the year end by winning the Breakaway, All Around, and the Rookie All Around! Not only did she make state in the rest of her events but made it in the top 5 to state in the Team Roping, Ribbon roping, Poles, Goat tying, and Barrels racing. When I asked her what her mindset was throughout the year she stated “ I practiced everyday and worked hard at getting better, when it came to a rodeo I just did what I had been practicing.”

Korey Silar is in the 8th grade and also competed in several of the thsra. He competed in the Shoot Dogging, Tie Down Roping, and the Ribbon Roping. He had one heck of a year to finish out his last junior high rodeo and place 3rd in the Shoot Dogging and 2nd in the Tie down roping and Ribbon roping. During the week when korey is not in the practice pen he is representing his school on the football or tack field. When I asked Korey what his game plan was for the rodeo season he told me “ He was going to work hard and push through every run even if one event did not go his way. And to go make the best runs that he could and see where it landed him.” These outstanding junior high kids have a big future ahead of them and sure have great potential to do great things. With state being only two months away the practice pens will be working overtime. Not only will the contestants be working on their physical conditions but they will also be working on their mental game. I would like to wish all of the Texas Junior High and High School competitors the very best of lucky and leave them with one of my favorite verses; James 1:5 says “ if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

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JOSIE McMAHON OF REGION IX by Jacqueline Knox

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!

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ongratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Josie McMahon! This 18-year-old senior from Richards, Texas is a force to be reckoned with in the arena. She competes in goat tying and breakaway. Of those events, Josie shared that breakaway is her

favorite. Josie rides competes on two different horses. Roany is her goat horse, and she rides J.T. for breakaway. Josie has had Roany since she was six. She shared that when Roany gets hot he will paw in his water to tell her that he wants to be rinsed off. “He just has an all-around good personality,” Josie said. Josie has grown up riding horses. She said that she has been on a horse since before she can remember. However, Josie didn’t really get serious about rodeo until her junior high years. “My love for rodeo really hit around my eighth-grade year,” Josie said. “I realized how much I wanted to do it and the hard work that I would need to put into it to be good at it.” She always had a good feeling about rodeo, and knew it was something she wanted to pursue. “Ever since I was little, I have

loved doing it,” Josie said. “In breakaway roping and goat tying, it all depends on you. I have to get up and do the work for it. I love the feeling of when you do succeed. You worked with you horse and you did it by yourself.” Josie said that rodeo has taught her what it means to work hard and be devoted at what you do. “It is amazing sport and I love what it stands for,” Josie said. “I really love everything about it.” When asked what her favorite rodeo memory is Josie couldn’t pick just one and said, “There is just so many.” She loves the friends that she has made through THSRA and is so grateful for them. Not only does Josie compete in rodeo, but she is also on the volleyball and softball team, a member NHS, FFA and interact club at her high school, Alpha Omega Academy in Huntsville, Texas. She mentioned that she has been awarded her schools sportsmanship award, heart of the line, for both volleyball and softball. She has also been awarded honorable mention in her district for volleyball, and second team all-district for softball. Josie is also involved in multiple 4-H clubs in her area. In addition, Josie also takes her academics very seriously. Currently, her favorite subject is anatomy. She said that her greatest accomplishment is being able to get the grades in school she has, while also continuing to rodeo and play sports. “It is hard to pick because I love them all,” Josie said. On a normal day, Josie starts her day early, waking up around 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. She feeds the horses and then ropes the dummy for a little before heading to school. After school depending on the season, Josie either has volleyball (fall) or softball (spring) practice after school. Sometimes she even goes to work at a local feed store before softball practice. At the end of the day, she goes back home to rope some before heading to bed. When asked what her motto on life is, Josie said that she has two: “Kill everyone with kindness” and “glorify God with everything that I do.” She said that both of these mottos came from the way that she was raised. “Growing up, my mom would always tell me to kill everyone with kindness,” Josie said. “She is the sweetest person that I know and that was always her phrase. My dad would tell me that no matter what I do, I need to glorify God and that is doesn’t need to be about me. So, I got those from both of them.” Josie really looks up to her grandmother, Margaret White, whom she calls Nanny. Josie remarked on how hardworking she is and how she is an amazing role model for Josie. “She has a really good relationship in Christ,” Josie said. “She is an awesome influence for me and is always there for me when I need her.” In the future, Josie plans to attend Texas A&M University where she will double major in agribusiness and psychology. She plans to pursue a career in pediatric occupational therapy. Josie does plan on continuing to rodeo in college! Josie shared that she would encourage younger rodeo competitors to “just have fun when you compete. You need to go out there and have fun and not put so much on the winning aspect of it.” Josie is honored to be this month’s Whatakid! “I know a lot of people in my region before that have gotten it,” Josie said. “I think it is an honor to even be up for it at all because my region is full of amazing kids. I am really amazed to be able to represent our region.”

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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 2021 THSRA State Finals.

The Imhoff Family of Region IX

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by Jacqueline Knox

ongratulations to this month’s McCoys Farm and Ranch Family, the Imhoffs! In order for Imhoff Ranch to be a success, Angie and Rayburn work alongside their three children, Rance (18), Josey (15) and Cooper (14). The Imhoff ranch is such a success that it has been running for roughly a hundred years. The ranch dates back four generations of Imhoffs to the 1920s. “This is a family-owned business, and it starts with my grandfather Joe Imhoff,” Rance said. Their ranch spreads out over a couple thousand acres in Plantersville, Texas (Region 9). Their ranch is a working cattle ranch that functions as a cow calf operation, which consists of crossbred cattle. Rance shared that they have around 1200 head of cattle on the ranch. In addition, they also run a coastal hay business where they farm over 2000 acres of hay. Every day, the cattle have to be fed and checked. Additionally, the hay has to be loaded, taken to those who bought it and then unloaded. The equipment also has to be checked to ensure it is working properly. Working on the ranch is family affair, as all of the Imhoffs are key to making sure the ranch runs properly. The family makes sure that

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each child has their own job to do that is appropriate according to age and ability. “That way everyone learns from day one what to do and how to do it,” Rance said. Angie also added that when the kids are not working in the cow lot, “they are fishing on the pond or hog hunting to make sure the hogs don’t ruin the hayfield. Anything they are asked to do, they manage to turn into a good time.” Both Angie and Rayburn grew up on ranches and have always been surrounded by the ranching lifestyle. So, it was a no brainer that their kids would grow up on a ranch as well. When asked why the family chose this lifestyle instead of a typical nine to five job, Rance shared that “this lifestyle chose us.” Angie and Rayburn have watched their kids learn to be more organized because of their ranching lifestyle. “Especially with them rodeoing, they have to get up and tend to their own animals,” Angie said. “We always tell them that the animals get fed before we do.” She also hopes that they have learned to be dependable and stay on top of what they have to do. When they are not on the ranch, the Imhoff family clan loves to attend church together, fish, hog hunt, and, of course, go to rodeos! Rance is currently a member of THSRA and competes in tiedown calf roping and team roping. Cooper is also involved in rodeo and currently competes in breakaway and team roping in TJHRA. “It is just the people we have met that have become more like family,” Angie said. She also added that she is thankful to rodeo for teaching the kids how to win and lose. Additionally, Rance shared that competing in rodeo has made him a better hand in the pasture and cow lot. Luckily, the Imhoffs have a McCoys close to them in Montgomery, Texas. They shop there for a lot of their construction and fence repair needs. “The staff in Montgomery is always so helpful and nice to visit with,” the family said. The Imhoff family is honored to be named the McCoys Farm and Ranch Family! “When they called our name out, it took us by surprise because our region is so big and there are so many families who do well in the ranching industry,” Angie said. “It was a humbling feeling, and it was honor to get to go up there and receive our award.”


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