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WCJC RODEO ALUMNI Caleb Smidt Calf Roper/Team Roper 2021/2018/2015 PRCA World Champion Calf Roper 8-time PRCA WNFR Qualifier/ PRCA Rookie of the Year 2010 NIRA All Around & Reserve Champion Calf Roper – WCJC Trey Benton Bull Riding 2017 PRCA Reserve World Champion Bull Rider 7-time PRCA WNFR Qualifier 2012 NIRA CNFR – 4th in Bull Riding – WCJC Taylor Broussard 2021/2019 WNFR Bareback Riding Qualifier Bradley Harter Saddle Bronc Riding 11-time PRCA WNFR Qualifier/CNFR Qualifier 2-time NIRA Southern Region All-Around Champion Cade Goodman Steer Wrestling 2015 NIRA Southern Region Champion 2014 NIRA National Champion Reid Barker Bull Riding 2-time PRCA WNFR Qualifier 2012 NIRA CNFR Qualifier Douglas Duncan Bull Riding 6-time PBR World Finals Qualifier 2-time PRCA WNFR Qualifier Justin Hendrick Team Roping Heeler 2009 PRCA Rookie of the Year 2006 NIRA South Region Champion/CNFR Qualifier Matt Prichard Calf Roper 2006 NIRA National Champion/CNFR Qualifier D.J. Domangue Bull Riding 3-time PRCA WNFR Qualifier/CNFR Qualifier

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2022 COLLEGE RODEO EDITION

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his month in the Extreme Team News you will read about our many impressive Seniors. You will learn more about who they are and where they are going. Most of those Seniors are focused on their next step past high school rodeo, which for many will include their membership into the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). Much like THSRA, the NIRA has seen steady growth since its inception. Today, a Senior can choose from many College Rodeo Programs across the country. We encourage you to check out their website and learn more about their association, scholarships they offer and to see current standings.

THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF THE NIRA

As we embark on the next 50 years of college rodeo, it is appropriate to take a look at the 50 that have brought us to where we are now. Sort of a History 101 lesson, without a final. Let us take you back to the days of horned rim glasses, Pearl Harbor, and college rodeos earliest beginnings... With World War II coming to an end, and college rodeo popularity on the rise, the need for a sanctioning body was upon us. At a meeting on November 6th, 1948, in Alpine, Texas, twelve schools came together to discuss the creation of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Decided at that meeting was the need for a constitution, which was then established at a second meeting held in February 1949. Hank Finger, then Sul Ross State Universities Rodeo Club President and chairman of the constitutional committee, worked with that committee on developing eligibility guidelines, scholastic standards, and rodeo structure. The committee created a format for intercollegiate rodeo that would remain consistent throughout the country and provide national recognition for their constituents. August 1949 marked the official, legal birth of NIRA when they filed for non-profit status. The first College National Finals Rodeo was held the same year in San Francisco, California. The first NIRA All Around Champion crowned that year was Harley May of Sul Ross State University. The next decade, the era of bobby socks and poodle skirts, was one of difficulty for the NIRA. The 1950s brought problems with structure and finance for college rodeo. The 1956 National Convention addressed these problems by creating a Secretary/Manager position within the NIRA. Alvin G. Davis of Bownfield, Texas, was hired to fill that position. Entering into the 60s, the Sonny Sikes family led college rodeo into consistent membership growth and the television boom. The 1962 College National Finals Rodeo appeared on ABC's Wide World of Sports. NBC aired the 1965 finals, and ABC, again aired the event in 1967. Rodeo at this time was experiencing a huge growth in several arenas, professional and college, the television airtime was a welcomed partner in the growth. Member schools totaled 97 in 1966. Vietnam, and computers, were the topics of the 70s in college rodeo. National sponsors began joining the college rodeo forces. Vietnam didn't slow the growth of NIRA. Member schools totaled 116 in 1970 with 41of those two-year institutions. The first national sponsor was the U.S. Tobacco Co. Scholarship Awards Program which was created in 1975, offering $70,000 in scholarships to regional and national champions.

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In 1979, Miller Brewing Company offered scholarships to the ten winning teams in NIRA's regions, as well as the CNFR winning teams. In 1970 the NIRA Public Relations Director, Del Higham, predicted further NIRA growth in the Southeast, which at that time included McNeese State University and Northwestern State University. This was a prediction that proved true as an eighth region joined that year, the Ozark region, including Arkansas, Northern Mississippi, and Southern Missouri. With dedicated forces behind the NIRA, growth was still apparent. Higher enrollments at colleges and universities was also an asset in the 70s. During the silver anniversary year of the NIRA, Tim Corfield, Northwest Faculty Director, joined the Board of Directors. Corfield, a coach at Walla Walla Community College, accepted the Executive Secretary position in 1979, when Sonny and Joanne Sikes retired from their long held posts. The office

then moved from Texas to Washington state. By the 80s college rodeo was at an all time high, with member schools totaling 155. Wrangler Jeans & Shirts signed on as a national sponsor in 1982. The inception of the Wrangler Officials Program was created. NIRA officials now received payment from an official's judging fund. Feathered hair and bell bottoms behind us, the 90s has been a time of change for the NIRA. The college finals moved in 1997 from a 24-year home in Bozeman, Montana, to Rapid City, South Dakota. New national sponsors have allied, and continue to do so. The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation was created, offering relief for injured athletes, scholarships, historical preservation, and the wellness program “RAWHIDE.” Over the years, NIRA's history has read like a Who's Who in the sport of rodeo. Roy Cooper, Chris LeDoux, Ty Murray, Tuff Hedeman, Dan Mortensen, and many more, are all

champions in college rodeo, as well as professional rodeo. They have added to the success of college rodeo, and created some of it's rich western history. “Preserving Western heritage through collegiate rodeo”, has been a theme repeated over the course of fifty years. Today these efforts are being made through over 100 college rodeos a year, over 3,500 student members annually and 137 member schools and universities. College rodeo has yet to its peak. What will the next fifty years offer? - Article provided by NIRA Website

COLLEGE RODEO TEAM STANDINGS southern & southwestern regions

SOUTHERN REGION

Standings as of Jan 31, 2022 MEN’S TEAM 1.MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY 2. HILL COLLEGE 3. PANOLA COLLEGE WOMEN’S TEAM 1. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY 2. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - COMMERCE 3. MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY

SOUTHWEST REGION

Standings as of Feb 28, 2022

MEN’S TEAM 1. WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE 2. SOL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY 3. TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY

WOMEN’S TEAM 1. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY - LUBBOCK 2. TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY 3. WEATHERFORD COLLEGE

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National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Region Locations BIG SKY REGION

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

CENTRAL PLAINS REGION

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

CENTRAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

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

GRAND CANYON REGION

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

GREAT PLAINS REGION

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

NORTHWEST REGION Washington; Oregon; Northern Idaho

OZARK REGION

Missouri; Arkansas; Kentucky; Tennessee; Mississippi; Alabama; Indiana; Eastern; Louisiana; Michigan; Ohio; Illinois; Georgia; and Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION Southern Idaho; Utah

SOUTHERN REGION Eastern Texas; Western Louisiana

SOUTHWEST REGION New Mexico: Western Texas

WEST COAST REGION California; Nevada

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College rodeo tips from thsra alumni Some tips or advice on what I wish someone would have told me about college rodeo is it truly is more a mental game than anything…. I had to prioritize my school/organizations and work schedule along with rodeo so it was a lot of time management. I wish someone would have told me to appreciate each rodeo more (even when you don’t win) because it goes by SO fast. Value the memories & don’t get so focused on your end goal - enjoy the process/little things like going to practice after class each day :) Hailey Bruening Texas A&M University - Mays Business Past region: IX

Put school first. This is the only time in our lives that we get the privilege to get a great education and whether you are on scholarships or not that is someone’s money that is paying for you to get that education. Have fun. This is also supposed to be the most fun times in our lives so do what makes you happy and make the most of your time in college. Madison Outhier Texas A&M University Region VII

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What I wish I would've known about college rodeo was how easy it is to become distracted. College is the place you find yourself but it can also be the place you lose yourself. College is full of distractions and not always good ones. Everyone comes to college with a dream, whether it be to make the NFR one day, or the college finals, or a dream career. The best advice I can give to anyone coming to college is to hold on to that dream and to hold on to yourself because there will be so many paths for you to choose from and sometimes you will make the wrong choice, you will get distracted but keeping a tight grip on yourself and that dream can bring you back to focus. Growing up my dad always told me to surround myself with people who made me want to be a better person, I never understood what that meant till I got to college and got to pick who my friends were. I learned that surrounding myself with people who made me want to be better, intern made me better. Always pay attention to what you're paying attention to, if you're paying attention to that it makes it easier to not get distracted. Always take good care of your horses and yourself, it gets hard at times but it’ll benefit you in the long run. Above all, always keep your faith, and always keep growing, get involved in a church or a group at your college that helps you grow. Lastly, enjoy your college experience, it doesn’t last long and it’s one of the best times of your life. Jesse Harris Hill College Past Region: Region X


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JERAD STOKER

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

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By KATIE HARTER

– Performance Reporter

ere in Region One rodeos are starting back up and we are getting ready for our last semester of the 2021/2022 rodeo year. For some this is their last semester of high school rodeos all together. The seniors here in Region One are figuring out what their plans are after high school. Some of the seniors are planning to attend community college, a university, and some have other plans and are not attending college and are going to trade school instead. In Region One the board of directors are all about helping the kids out. Every year the seniors have the opportunity to apply for the Tri-State Region 1 High School Rodeo Association Scholarship. This is a great opportunity to help the seniors to further their education. The first place boy and girl winner of the scholarship will receive $2,500, second place will receive $1,500, third place will receive $1,000 and everyone else that applies and meets the requirements will receive $250. This gives seniors the opportunity to receive money for them to further their education at college. To meet the scholarship requirements you have to be a member of Tri- State Region One, complete an application, and you have to participate in an interview held at the Region One finals in Vernon Tx.

Region One board members truly want the student members to be successful and to be able to do what they want after high school, and this scholarship allows these board members to express that. There have been many Region One members who receive this scholarship and go on to do great things in college and college rodeo. There are past Region One members that place at almost every college rodeo. The families in Region One do a great job to prepare these kids for their next chapter in life. The seniors right now are figuring out what they want to do after high school, and rodeo is playing a part in that. These kids have to decide where they want to go, what they want to major in, and if they want to keep rodeoing throughout college. This can be a tough decision for some, and others don’t even need to think about it because they already know the answer to it. For some, the thought of having to move away from home and live on their own is scary enough, not to add the fact that if they rodeo they have to take care of their horses and haul all by themselves. This can be very intimidating to some, but others can’t wait to travel by themselves. Deciding to rodeo in college is a big decision and comes with a lot of responsibilities. The seniors are making their plans for the next chapter in their life, and have the support of all the Region One members. I believe that this second semester of the 2021/2022 rodeo year is going to be great. The kids in Region One are well prepared and ready to get back to rodeoing!

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Region II

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By LUKE CARPENTER – Performance Reporter

ust twenty-five days until we Spring forward and I can’t wait. Each of us will see lots more time in the practice pen. Everyone is gearing up and getting ready to dive into the Spring semester of rodeos. Throughout this upcoming semester of THSRA rodeos we will see our Region II seniors preparing for college. The major step between high school and college rodeo is a big one, so I hear. The competition is tougher, the money is bigger, the places are fewer and the stakes are higher. Region II has graduated many successful rodeo athletes on both college and professional levels. Region II graduate Quinten Freeman says, “The difference between High School and Jr. High rodeo is just like High School to College rodeo. The competition is harder, the stakes are higher, and the rodeos are bigger.” With these challenges come lots of responsibility.

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Freeman says, “The one thing that makes or breaks a new college athlete is their self discipline and work ethic. Your parents aren’t there to push you, that makes it a lot easier to fall off the wagon.” Freeman is attending Cisco College as a Freshman. He competes in the steer wrestling in the Southwest Region with many of our other Region II graduates. As we have seen year after year, Region II continues to send successful athletes up the stairway of success. THSRA paves the way for college scholarships. That’s what our parents will say we are here for, right? College rodeo is an avenue to grow your rodeo accolades, but it’s also an avenue to higher education. We’ve all heard it,, but… mostly we are focused on rodeo. It’s true. Recently, I watched a very successful, 6x NFR qualifier with over one million in earnings go live on facebook and tell us all that HE was going back to college to get his degree. After all his success in the arena, his biggest regret was not finishing college. It was Coleman Proctor. COLEMAN PROCTOR Self discipline and work ethic are two key actions that will make or break you in that transition step to the next level in the arena and in the classroom. #RegionIITougherThanEver


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Region III

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KEVIN STEWART PO Box 1308 • Glen Rose, Texas 76043 817.307.7303 • thekevinstewart@live.com 7217 Denver City Dr. • Fort Worth, Texas 76179

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from Recent Graduates and good stock. Next I got Maddy Neal's point of view of her college region. Maddy is class of 2021 from White Horse Christan Academy now attends South Plains College in Levelland, Texas the Southwest Region. She had different offers, By GEORGIA SHIELDS – Performance Reporter but only looked at South Plains College, because she likes the location and egion Ill graduates give the coach. When picking the school she took into consideration the practice advice and perspectives schedule and the transfer of hours from a Junior College to a University. The from three different college reason behind that is because she plans on going to Texas Tech after the two rodeo regions. Cole Walker class years at SPC. Maddy loves everything about South Plains. Such as the com2021 from Springtown High School petitors around her, the coaching staff, and the professors are very helpful. now attends Hillsboro College in When picking a school her recommendation is pick something out of your Hillsboro, Texas in the Southern comfort zone, and pick somewhere that you know people around you will push Region. He selected this school you to be the best you can. because it is close to home, indoor practice facilitates, and it's small enough that teachers know your name. The Hill College coach is experienced and helpful. One thing he would do differently is go to the Southwest Region because it is always one and a short. Some advice for school is if you go on a full ride take advantage of it and do the responsible thing which is staying on work and not just partying. When picking a school CATHERINE CLAYTON to rodeo at, pick somephoto by Jennings where with short rounds

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Last but not least I got to talk to one person I look up to, Catherine Clayton. Catherine graduated high school in 2018 she was home schooled. Catherine now attends Cochise College in the Grand Canyon Region. She toured Cisco College and Cochise, and chose Cochise for the women's rodeo program, particularly goat tying. Cochise also has a small size campus and she took that into consideration when choosing. Academically she has two associates degrees and has made the Dean's list several times. Her rodeo accomplishments while rodeoing at school are that she has gone to the CNFR three times and placed third in the breakaway in 2021. Her region has one headers throughout the year where other regions typically have one and a short. When choosing her school first, she looked at classes and overall education then the quality of practice I would receive and if the program would give her the best opportunity to succeed. Some of her advice is make sure you know what will be expected of you and get along with your coach. She likes how they can practice intensely, since they are a small school they get the school gym to themselves in the mornings. They also get the best opportunities to practice and better themselves in the arena and class.

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

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Region IV

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By LULU EAKES – Performance Reporter

s our 2021-2022 Region 4 rodeo season is ending, we would like to wish both our Junior high and High School contestants good luck going into the finals. The past rodeo weekends have been memorable. We are looking forward to the many rodeos ahead of us! We finished the tenth rodeo with the Region 4 rodeo prom. The party had a theme of “cowboys and angels.” Our fabulous parents and board members hosted and decorated the dance floor with beautiful gold, white, and silver colors. Everyone dressed to impress! We want to give a big thank you to “Constable Equine” for the fantastic prom pictures. They helped make the night unforgettable. Good luck to all the contestants going into the finals; we will have fierce competition in every event. The all-around contestants are neck and neck, and the winner will be counted to the very last point. Good luck to everybody who advances to Abeline; we expect our competitors represent Region 4 well down there.

The region also hopes all graduating seniors have the time of their lives. We will greatly miss you. Region 4 would like to thank our sponsors and all they do for us. Everyone gives thanks for being there every step of the way for us. Thsra understands that supporting an event like this is an act of giving, and we hope that all of us have made your investment worthwhile. Our sponsors have helped us with everything, from donating trucks to preparing us with event complexes and even donating where they can help out. These sponsors have been there whenever we needed them every step of the way. We wish to have your support with us next year as each of you is very important to our beloved region and is why we can put on such significant events. Many of the contestants have been with us since the beginning. We thank them for their ongoing support throughout the rodeo seasons. Region 4 would like to especially thank the town of Sulpher Springs as they allow us to hold our rodeos there every month. Each of us appreciates the complex and great memories in the amazing city that will last a lifetime.


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

STUDENT OFFICERS

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

SHANE PASCHAL PO Box 123 • Nome, Texas 77629 409.253.2553 • spaschal@paschalweld.com

PRESIDENT- KIRK MATHIS 777 Freeman Cemetery Rd • Lufkin, TX75904 936.676.3495 • kmathis@cmzlaw.net

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

LEGEND WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL

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By LIEZA KLEIN – Performance Reporter

few Region 5 Jr High Rodeo families had been looking forward to the morning of October 3rd as a new ministry would kick off called “Rodeo Life.” The purpose of Rodeo Life was to speak life into rodeo families through the Word of God and connect rodeo families together spiritually. Many rodeo families are connected when it comes to what happens inside the arena and often share the successes and failures of life together, but being connected spiritually was something that seemed to be missing. So, these few families came together to provide a Sunday morning breakfast, a devotional from God’s Word, and a $250 drawing that would go toward entry fees for the next rodeo. As we kicked off the first gathering the morning of October 3rd, little did we know how soon the Region 5 families would need each other spiritually due to the passing of Legend Williamson later that afternoon. As a rookie 5th grade Region 5 contestant, Legend was, as his name declares, a legend. He was full of character, would talk to anyone, was witty, fun, polite, and was just an allaround outstanding, honorable young man. His passing left a huge void in

many people’s lives that could only be filled with knowing that God must have a better plan through the death of Legend than in his living. We may believe that God is at work when we see good things happening, but in times of trouble it can be difficult to see and understand what God is up to. God was up to something big in the combination of Legends passing and the ministry of Rodeo Life. Legend loved Jesus. His favorite scripture that He often quoted was Matthew 22:39 “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Interestly though, there was another scripture about Samson in Judges 16:30 that Legend had set to his home page on his phone which read, “So he defeated more of his enemies in his death than during his entire lifetime.” Upon know that, it was as if God was giving those Legend left behind the assurance that God had a purpose amid this tragedy. Let’s make no mistake, God’s purpose is that all people be saved, 1 Timothy 2:4. And the parents of Legend, Kelley and Raegan Williamson, understood that dying was not the worst thing that could happen to a person, but dying without trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord was. This was evident as an “altar call” invitation was given at Legends funeral service to receive the gift of salvation. So began the fulfillment of something greater God had in store for the many people who would surrender their lives to Jesus and gain eternal life as a result of the loss of Legend. The purpose of God was again proven on October 24th as Rodeo Life would do “Church in the Dirt” after the Saturday Region 5 performance. Thirty-one students and 2 dads surrendered their lives to Christ that night and were even baptized right there in the arena, confirming they’re decision to be followers of Jesus. There were also reports of other’s surrendering to Christ at the school Legend attended LEAD Academy, and another 7 from a testimony service at Still Waters Cowboy Church in Carthage, Tx. The scripture in Judges was literally being played out in real time. The enemy was being defeated as result of Legend’s passing. We know that there are many more to be reached and Rodeo Life along with the Williamson’s are committed to continuing to living out these two verses that Legend held dear to his heart, Matthew 22:39 and Judges 16:30. It’s our desire and prayer that we take advantage of the opportunities to bring people in to a relationship with Jesus Christ so that we can all stand with Legend in Heaven and praise God for the fact that His purposes always prevail….even when it’s difficult to see and understand what that purpose is. Pastor Matt Comer Still Waters Cowboy Church, Carthage, Tx.


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THSRA 2021-22 Student Vice President

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i, my name is Garrett Talamantes and I am your 2021-22 THSRA Vice President. I am 15 years old and live in Carrizo Springs, Texas where I attend Carrizo Springs High School. I am a proud member of Region VIII where I compete in both Tie Down and Team Roping. I am a former President of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association (TJHRA) and two time President of TJHRA Region 8. I was the President of my High School Freshman Class, and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Aside from rodeo, I am also an aspiring singer, songwriter and host of the G1 Rodeo Show YouTube Channel. The goal of my show has always been to focus on the accomplishments of my fellow youth rodeo contestants and bring positive exposure to the sport of youth rodeo by celebrating my peers, both in and out of the arena. In addition to my acoustic musical gigs, I can often be found performing the National Anthem at Regional High School Rodeos and have had the honor of singing at the Texas High School and Jr. High State Finals, PRCA Rodeos, Roy Cooper, Cody Ohl and Joe Beaver Jr. Calf Roping Championships and numerous other rodeos and civic functions in Southwest Texas. I have also been a Top 30 Finalist in the NFR National Anthem Contest and an All Region Mariachi Vocalist. Academically, I am a straight A student and a proud member of the Carrizo Springs High School Gifted and Talented program, Wildcat Academic Honor Society, University of Texas Geoforce Academy, High School Mariachi Band, Football and Track Teams. I am extremely grateful and honored for the opportunity to represent my peers as your Vice President. There are many challenges before us in today’s society. However, as we have proven in the past, when we work together there is nothing we cannot overcome. Here’s to a great 2021-22 rodeo season!

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GARRETT REED OF REGION VI by Ashtyn Carr

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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 Garrett Reed, this month’s “WHATAKID!”. Garrett is a member of the THSRA Region 6, where he resides in Gause, TX. Garrett is a 17 year-old high school senior. He’s been rodeoing for nine years. Garret first began his career with all around horses. Horsemanship runs in the family as Garrett’s mom, Amber, and his grandmother, Georgia, have a history with the show horse world. Both women also are also involved in the American Quarter Horse Association and Palomino Horse Breeders of America. “[My grandmother] taught me a lot about horsemanship and just being a good, humble person,” Garrett said. “Being a horseman before being a cowboy. She always taught me that and it’s something I've held on to for a long time.” These days, Amber works as the Chief Nursing Administrator at Baylor Scott and White. Garrett’s dad, Mickel, is a Chief Firefighter in College Station, TX. Unlike Amber, Mickel does not have a heavy background in the horse world. He was, however, involved in FFA. Mickel showed a bit of livestock and made some ag mechanics projects. In college, Mickel cowboyed a little bit and hauled for a stock contractor. Over the course of his rodeo career, Garrett has created plenty of memories and competed in countless rodeos. But there is one memory that shines above the rest in Garretts eyes. Back in August 2021, Garrett had the chance to compete at the AQHYA World Championships. With his roan horse, Garrett won the World Champion Tie Down title,

the Reserve World Champion Breakaway title, and the Hi Point Ranching Heritage Bred Horse of the Year. On his bay mare, he won the World Champion Breakaway Horse of the Year title. Garrett also enjoys working cattle. In fact, the Reed family runs a small scale cattle operation. Garret helps tend to the 125 head of “mama cows”, as he put it. Garrett also exhibits sheep and cattle at the Texas major livestock shows. His favorite stock show happens to be the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Mainly because he was previously a class winner with one of his sheep when he was in the sixth grade. “We were showing pretty hard and I really wanted to at least make a grand drive,” Garrett said. “It was my first year at Houston and I wound up winning the middleweight class there. It was pretty cool deal getting to be with some of the best sheep in the country.” Garrett also rodeoed while at HLSR, as he show roped in the AQHA shows. In addition to his day work, Garrett has a side hustle. He is the mastermind behind Silver Bullet Leather. Garrett works in a shop behind his house. It is set up with two heavy duty sewing machines to make belts, wallets, saddle repairs, and other leather goods. Because he has been focusing on his senior year, Garrett has not gotten to do as much work. He hopes to start back up once he attends college to help pay tuition. Upon graduating from high school, Garrett plans on attending an auctioneering school to get his license. Then, he plans on attending a two-year college to pursue a degree in ag business. The young cowboy’s ultimate goal is to have a career as a livestock inspector for the state. “I just like the cattle industry,” Garrett said. “And that’s where I’d like to be I’d like to stay...do my part.” Garrett already has some auctioneering experience under his belt. Region six puts on a few benefit auctions where Garrett helps out by being the auctioneer of the event. But, that isn’t the only thing Garrett helps out with. From untangling other ropers after the calf roping events to putting on his auctioneer hat, Garrett tries to lend a helping hand in anyway he can!

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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 2022 THSRA State Finals.

The Marbach Family of Region VI C by Ashtyn Carr

ongratulations to the Marbach family of Victoria, TX for being named as this month’s McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family! Tommy and Shelly Marbach met in high school, but they weren’t sweethearts back then. Both of them raised and showed livestock in Victoria in their youth. After graduating, they went their separate ways. Tommy attended the fire academy at Texas A & M University, while Shelly pursued a degree in finance at Sam Houston State University. The two reconnected and began dating five years after leaving high school. Tommy began working cattle back in the early 90’s. However, this was not something new to him. Tommy’s dad, uncles, and other members of his family have land that they ranch on. Nowadays, the Tommy and Shelly run about 100 head of cattle underneath the Marbach Cattle brand with the help of their sons, Lane and Levi. Likewise, they custom bale hay and help work cattle for local ranchers on a day-to-day basis. A lot of their tasks require a trip to their local McCoy’s! “That's mainly the only place that I try to buy at lumber from, period,” Tommy said. “I love about everything from McCoy’s. We built our house with their products. My brother is a home builder and everything he does is through McCoy’s.” Tommy’s day job does not differ much from what he does

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on the family ranch, as he works as a ranch manager for Moscatelli Herefords in Victoria. The operation raises registered and commercial Hereford bulls and females. From a day to day basis, Tommy helps run the roughly 300 head cow/calf operation. Meanwhile, Shelly works for Victoria Dental Associates where she has been for 26 years. Tommy and Shelly are no strangers to the THSRA. Their oldest son, Lane, competed in events in region six throughout junior high and high school. Now as a 22 year-old, Lane spends his days as an auctioneer. He consistently works at 5 different sales throughout Texas during the week. Whenever Lane has a day off, you can more than likely find him helping Tommy work cattle or cutting hay. “I tend to go I drive about 1400 miles a week going to sell barns,” Lane said. “You know that takes up most of my time, five days a week. And then it's just kind of nice on like a Tuesday to go work on cattle or do something different.” In addition to tending to the ranch together, Tommy and Lane are team rope partners. The two have competed in eight World Series’ together! Roping is certainly a family affair. Lane and Levi even team roped together when they were in high school and junior high, respectively. Levi continues to rope. He is now a 17 year-old high school senior. Back in junior high, Levi calf roped along with team roping. Now, Levi just sticks to team roping. Levi is also involved in the local 4-H program, raising swine and commercial heifers. Whenever he isn’t in the rodeo arena or the show ring, Levi enjoys helping his dad and hog hunting. Levi said he appreciates being around his dad and the older men he works with. “I like working with my dad,” Levi said. “Learning new things every day, talking to his friends, older guys. They're more experienced and know what they're doing.” Although the family has a lot going on, they are able to continue their lifestyle due to all the helping hands. Shelly voiced that “God blessed [them] with two boys because it gave Tommy four extra hands to help”. The Marbach’s have an everyday, all day kind of job. From sun up till sun down, the boys are always busy. But this, along with Levi and Lane’s experiences with THSRA, has proven to be positive growth opportunities. “The rodeo association has given our children, our boys, a good start in life,” Shelly said. “You know, it's discipline of practicing to be good, to win...I got great kids. I can't complain.”


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STATE DIRECTORS MATT CRAINER PO Box 32 • Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 830.876.6010 • mattcrainer@yahoo.com

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SECRETARY - ANNE DOLLERY P.O. BOX 866 • Caldwell, Texas 77836 936.412.2551 • region6thsra@gmail.com

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

Anne Dollery I

By TABER GARCIA

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t takes many people to make a rodeo happen. It takes sponsors, contestants, parents, organizers, leaders, volunteers, and those who might not even cross our minds. We would miss them dearly if they were not involved. Let me introduce you to Mrs. Anne Dollery. Anne Dollery married into rodeo when she got married to Steve Dollery. Her two sons, Shawn and Koby, picked up their rodeo passion from their father. Koby was on the first Texas Junior High Rodeo Team. Later, both of her sons’ high school rodeoed at Region VII for four years. During this time, Anne got involved with high school rodeo along with being a secretary. Both herself and her husband stepped in to help at the rodeos. For five of the years her sons were rodeoing, she was the Region VII secretary while her husband was the president. They poured their lives into it to give back to the contestants. Anne continued to be region VII’s secretary until 2016 when she stepped down for four years, yet she was still the state secretary. Up until

four years ago she had the opportunity to take on Region VI high school and junior high along with Region IX junior high rodeos. Dollery’s favorite High School Rodeo memory was back when Kody was a senior. He tore his meniscus in October and had to miss a couple of rodeos which made him go into state with not that many points. He later won the Steer Wrestling State Championship by one point. This was the perfect way to end their high school run. Mrs. Dollery lives in Caldwell, Texas while she works out of her house to be the secretary of many organizations. These include Texas Junior High State Secretary, Region VI high school and junior high, and Texas Youth Rodeo Association Rodeos. Anne finds interests in watching rodeos, reading, swimming, and putting puzzles together. Although Mrs. Dollery didn’t participate in rodeo events, she showed cattle along with lambs. One of her favorite awards was being named the Rodeo Secretary at the Junior High National Finals one year. Dollery finds the families made at rodeos to be her favorite thing about high school rodeos. She loves how the rodeo world will do anything they can to help someone in a time of need. While she has been going through some difficult times with a family member, she has had multiple people reach out and praying for them. People who are very faithful and they can call their family. In the next five years, Anne would like to encourage young rodeo contestants to stay consistent and to keep practicing. There are many more contestants that are coming into the sport of rodeo who have never been around it before, so this is a huge learning curve for many. We are also lucky that we have the old rodeo families who step up and help those who are serious about wanting to excel at rodeo. We are constantly spreading the word of how great this sport is. Anne’s advice to parents and THSRA members who want to enjoy their rodeo experience include getting involved with the organization. This is all based on volunteer, and it takes a village to be able to put these rodeos on and give back to the contestants. Your kids high school rodeo time goes by fast, and you should enjoy it because they will be the best memories you will have. Hats off to Anne Dollery!

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

STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS AMBER BASS 6808 Cedar Hill Road • Brenham, Texas 77833 979.851.9553 amberbass@greatertexasfoundation.org

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RODEO: A WAY OF LIFE By JAYCI LEE BYLER

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ur Region VII has a family atmosphere. We gather for dinner at each other’s trailers in the evening to relax and have a few laughs and share in each other’s lives. During the day, we’re like a well-oiled machine. Parents jumping in to push calves, set poles, sort cattle, open gates, take off ropes at the striping chute, or fix a broken headstall. These examples are just a few qualities that our parents set for us. We learn leadership, kindness, thoughtfulness, determination, compassion, and hard work. Rodeo is not just a sport it’s a way of life, it prepares us for our future. Lessons we take away from our time spent together will impact us forever. The closing of the 2021-22 region year brought heavy competition in each event for High school and Junior high. Saturday was a day full of brutal competition for the region. Each contestant dug deep to end the year out strong. Then the night brought a whole new air into the atmosphere, the contestants began getting dressed up for a night full of sparkling dresses and sports coats. As limos, trucks, and cars pulled up to the purple car-

pet the contestants embarked into a magical Mardi Gras themed event center. The glamorous prom and dance were directed by Jenney Kenney, Gena Brent, Susan Johnson, Tracy Ehlinger, and several other parents. The night ended with great memories, as well as the announcement of the Junior High Prince Cash Fortenberry and Princess Kaitlyn Torres, and High school Prom King Nick Achille and Queen Jayci Byler. Sunday kicked off our final performance. As each event concluded, our dutiful region secretary, Nena Boettcher, PROM QUEEN & PROM KING: tallied the points in record time and JAYCI BYLER & NICK ACHILLE announced our champions and state qualifiers. This kicked off the excitement to fill out state packets, get sized for region shirts, and jackets. Region VII contestants made memories with friends that will forever be ingrained in their lives. The seniors who closed this chapter are Nick Achille, Jayci Byler, Cody Belle Cater, Hadley Harris, Grant Davis, Samantha Perko, Cody Shedd, Preston Peay, Gene Ratliff, Reagan Goudeau, Makinzy Kneip, Meirabella Rouane, Brody Frankum, Kristina Ribbeck, Wyatt Clifton, Emma England, Broden Garcia, Brianna Garza, Rodney Jackson, Katy Lanier, Seely Metting, Jayden Moore, Rylee Reina, and Wesley Zappe. THANKING OUR HARD WORKING SECRETARY, NENA BOETTCHER


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REGION VII’S JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONS AND STATE QUALIFIERS All Around Cowgirl: Kaitlyn Torres; Rookie: Braylee Albarado All Around Cowboy: Lane Leopold; Rookie: Slade Seay

Villarreal, Adyson Miller, Avery Davis, Braylee Albarado, Tatum Villarreal, Kaylor Carriger, Kaitlyn Torres. Chute Dogging Champion: Lane Leopold Other Qualifiers: Jacob Stansbury, Hudson Hermes, Darius Armstead, Bryce Ehlinger, Connor Bounds, Trevor Bentley, Cash Fortenberry, Tate Heard.

Girls Goat Tying Champion: Kami Klepac Other Qualifiers: Brooklyn Hopkins, Hannah Willis, Kaitlyn Torres, Avery Davis, Miley Simpton, Haley Tullos, Braylee Albarado, Kaylor Bull Riding Champion: Slade Seay Carriger, Maci Cook. Other Qualifiers: Justin Burke, Lane Leopold, Bryce Ehlinger. Team Roping Champions: Cash Cockrum & Jacob Stansbury Other Qualifier: Hudson Hermes & Lane Leopold, Bryce Ehlinger, & Kaitlyn Torres, Riley Beyer & Blayne Harkness, Cash Fortenberry & Colt Munoz, Rhyder Guerrero & Logan Wallace, Tyler Flores & Randen Zuniga, Rhyder Rosipal & Ace Outhier, Brody Metting & Gunner Rutherford, Brant Frankum & Jett Garrett. Ribbon Roping Champions: Hudson Hermes & Miley Simpton Other Qualifiers: Lane Leopold & Bailey Morrow, Bryce Ehlinger & Kaitlyn Torres, Grace Bull & Rhyder Rosipal, Brooklyn Hopkins & Jacob Stansbury, Braylee Albarado & Kace Tullos, Jett Garrett & Autumn Villarreal, Maci Cook & Layden Wynn, Kami Klepac & Ace Outhier, Calli Clayton & Cash Cockrum. TREVOR BENTLEY: REGION VII MOST IMPROVED AWARD

Boys Goat Tying Champion: Bryce Ehlinger Other Qualifiers: Rhyder Rosipal, Jacob Stansbury, Lane Leopold, Bryce Johnson, Slade Seay, Kace Tullos, Ryan Ehlinger, Connor Bounds, Ace Avelar. Barrel Racing Champion: Kami Klepac Other Qualifiers: Braylee Albarado, Maci Cook, Taylor Robeson, Adyson Miller, Calli Clayton, Tatum Villarreal, Hannah Willis, Brinlee Feril, Bailey Morrow. REGION VII’S HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS AND STATE QUALIFIERS All Around Cowgirl: Jayci Byler; Rookie: Kacey Bass All Around Cowboy: Colin Fox; Rookie: Holden Weaver Team roping Champions: Braxton Baranowski & Dane Knocke Other Qualifiers: Landon Eller & JT Garcia, Treston Canales & Cody Shedd, Nick Achille & Colin Fox, Hannah Bass & Hailey Hass, Dillon Mellado & Jayden Moore, Cade Muegge & Preston Peay, Wyatt Clifton & Brianna Garza, Brody Frankum & Coy Frankum, Richard Flores & Seely Metting.

Girls Breakaway Champion: (Split 1st & 2nd) Randi Navarro & Kaitlyn Torres Other Qualifiers: Hannah Willis, Bailey Barrel Racing Champion: Jayci Byler Morrow, Peyton Bailey, Brinlee Feril, Brooklyn Hopkins, Kami Klepac, Other Qualifiers: Kacey Bass, Trinity Smith, Blair Ralston, Emma Braylee Albarado, Kaylor Carriger. Hayden, Ceily Simpton, Taryn Tiffee, Hailey Hass, Emily Askew, Kinley Shook. Boys Breakaway Champion: Rhyder Rosipal Other Qualifiers: Ace Outhier, Ryan Ehlinger, Cash Cockrum, Ace Steer Wrestling Champion: Preston Peay Avelar, Colt Munoz, Trevor Brentley, Logan Wallace, Jett Garrett, Brody Other Qualifiers: Colin Fox, Blaze Byler, Grant Davis, Rodney Jackson. Sandoval.

Goat Tying Champion: Kinley Shook Tiedown Roping Champion: Hudson Hermes Other Qualifiers: Ceily Simpton, Cody Belle Cater, Jayci Byler, Braxtyn Other Qualifiers: Jacob Stansbury, Bryce Ehlinger, Lane Leopold, Sitka, Morgan Culpepper, Conley Harris, Kaki Seay, Payton Tulloch, Layden Wynn, Kace Tullos, Bryce Johnson, Gunner Rutherford, Cash Blair Ralston. Fortenberry. Pole Bending Champion: Maci Cook Other Qualifiers: Sarah Mills, Calli Clayton, Elizabeth Ivey, Autumn

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STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS TOM AASBO

Region VIII

SECRETARY - CELINA FETTY

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By LYNLEY WRIGHT – Performance Reporter

he years following high school rodeo vary for everybody. Some people leave rodeo behind after high school, while others take it to the next level and continue competing in college. There are those who take it a step further, however, and go on to fight and work for a chance to rodeo as a career. Those who we see on TV at rodeo after rodeo, trying to win just enough to make it to the NFR in December. And some of those very people who win hundreds of thousands of dollars rodeoing every year had the same humble beginnings as those of us in THSRA. Hailey Kinsel, a name known to just about everyone who follows any kind of professional rodeo, had just that kind of start to her rodeo career. As a Region 8 alumni, she was willing to give me the privilege of interviewing her about the time she spent junior high and high school rodeoing. As a home schooler from Cotulla, Texas, Hailey started rodeoing in region 8 in the 7th grade, using junior high rodeo as a way to make friends who shared the

same interest. All of her time in junior high and high school rodeo was spent in Region 8, the closest region to her home, with an occasional Region 6 jackpot here and there. One of the biggest challenges of rodeo, according to Hailey, was having to get used to driving long distances to compete. In the end though, constantly being on the road from a young age helped to prepare her for the constant travel that pro rodeo brings. Though she started off with barrels, poles and goats in 7th grade, and most only think of her as a barrel racer, Hailey is really and truly the epitome of an all-around cowgirl. She later added breakaway roping to her list of events, as well as cutting when it became available to high school rodeo, and finished out her last two years team roping on the heel side. She went for the all around and won her fair share of saddles and buckles, which she still uses today. Being kind to everyone, no matter how well they performed or how popular they were, was one of the biggest accomplishments Hailey said she tried to achieve. She said that generally speaking, the most popular kids were the ones who won, and she sought to try to treat everyone the same, and make them feel special as part of the process. She said she still continues to practice such kindness to this day, given that rodeo is such a “Zero to hero” sport, and everyone experiences ups and downs. In her last year of high school rodeo, for example, Hailey said she tipped the first barrel to win a round at state. But she didn’t let that get to her, and went on to rope her calf later that week and make it to nationals in the breakaway roping. Her parting words before the interview ended were, “Set backs are open doors in different directions. Enjoy every moment. Make memories and enjoy it, because you don’t get it back. Pick up and move on from mistakes, don’t let it carry over.” People who stay humble, and use their platform of fame to lift up others, are a rarity in this world. And I can say with one hundred percent certainty that Hailey Kinsel is a person such as this. She radiates joy, treats others with kindness, and stays humble, even while standing in the spotlight. She’s not just a world champion barrel racer… She’s a world champion person. Our sport is fortunate to have her. Deuteronomy 31:6— “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”


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Reined Cow Horse Champion: Addison Gomez Other Qualifiers: Jayci Byler

Breakaway Roping Champion: Hailey Hass Other Qualifiers: Katy Lanier, Samantha Perko, Jayci Byler, Chloe At the end of the day, it’s not about what rodeo family you come from Schoeneberg, Razzi Navarro, Hannah Bass, Conley Harris, Kaki Seay, or what kind of background you may have. Region VII welcomes every Kacey Bass. kid who comes and wishes to be a part of the rodeo family. One specific member has shown what Region VII is all about. Trevor Bentley, who Tiedown Roping Champion: Guy Raasch competes in Junior High, has shown the most outstanding innovation on Other Qualifiers: Rodney Jackson, Nick Achille, Ryan Johnson, Colin how to never give up on your dreams. His family didn’t come from a Fox, Coy Frankum, Blaze Byler, JT Garcia, Cade Muegge, Braxton rodeo background, but Trevor showed that when you set your mind on Baranowski. a goal you want to achieve, go for it. Trevor’s goal was to qualify to the TJHSRA finals in one of his events. He succeeded in this goal by qualiPole Bending Champion: Jayci Byler fying in not just one but two of his events. For showing determination Other Qualifiers: Kristina Ribbeck, Katy Lanier, Cody Belle Cater, Blair and fortitude, Trevor was awarded the R7 Most Improved Award. We all Ralston, Kacey Bass, Paityn Berklund, Taryn Tiffee, Hannah Bass, Shelby are very proud of our Region VII competitors and for all those who have Brent, Emma Hayden. qualified for the State finals. Good luck to everyone and take state! Girls Cutting Champion: Jayci Byler Other Qualifiers: Kennedy Thumann Boys Cutting Champion: Blaze Byler

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

Bull Riding Champion: Gene Ratliff Other Qualifiers: Caleb Goodwin, Cody Cameron.

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STUDENT OFFICERS

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MCDONALD – Performance Reporter

s most regions are closing out the 2021-2022 rodeo season, we like to reflect on how much we have grown, achieved, and accomplished. In doing so, we tend to get caught up in the past that we forget to think about what the future holds for us. I would like to dedicate this article to the graduating class of seniors and encourage them to enjoy the hasbeens, but embrace what is yet to come. For some, in the next coming weeks, it may be the last time you run down the alleyway. For others, you will prepare for your last state finals and your first college rodeo season. Whatever boat you are floating in, I hope that you have been able to take away at least one important attribute from the THSRA. Whether that be grit and integrity or responsibility and compassion, I hope you will implement these elements in your life wherever you go. With that being said, I have the honor of being raised by two former THSRA rodeo athletes and Texas A&M University Rodeo Alumni. I was able to speak with both my parents (Tracey and Stan McDonald) about what all the

THSRA taught them and what to expect from college both in the classroom and the arena, as well as life. For my mom, the THSRA taught her the importance of building relationships. My mom made the NHSFR in 1987 and she claims that is where she “met most of her friends that she still talks to today.” For my dad, he learned the importance of responsibility and tending to business. My dad was able to excel in most of his college classes and he dedicates his success to growing up as a rodeo athlete and “appreciating the importance of hard work.” Both of them continued to ride at the collegiate level and both were very thankful to have had the opportunity to rodeo in the THSRA because the level of competition prepared them for all that college rodeo had to offer. I cannot wait to see all that the graduating class of Region IX, as well as the seniors across the state, will accomplish in their life. Whatever it may be, a doctor, lawyer, or a professional athlete, I hope the people and the experience High School rodeo gave you will last you for years to come. God Bless and we’ll see you down the road.


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STATE DIRECTORS / REGION OFFICERS

Where will you spread your wings? 817.648.2728 • texasregion10@gmail.com

SECRETARY - STEPHANIE SHOEMAKER 6500 CR 1202 • Cleburne, Texas 76031

PRESIDENT - LARRY DOWELL 370 CR 220 • Marlin, Texas 76661 254.715.8814 • fivedowell@gmail.com

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT - SAIGE SEALY VICE PRESIDENT - MAKENZIE DOWELL SECRETARY - CHAINEY WEITZ

PERFORMANCE REPORT

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– Performance Reporter

pring is upon us and so are those college rodeo signings! Seniors are busy filling out scholarship applications, college applications, and making tough decisions on where to go next in life. Some stay in Texas, while others venture out to other states. I caught up with former Region X member and THSRA National Barrel Racing qualifier, Jessie Harris, for a few questions. Jessie chose to stay in Texas and rodeo for Paul Brown at Hill College. The reason why she did may or may not surprise you, but first, what prepared her to get to that goal. When asked what the THSRA organization did to help her prepare for college rodeo, she was quick to respond “It gave me confidence because the region is such a tight family and cheer each other on. While she feels the state finals helped prepare her to handle the pressure of college rodeo short rounds. Speaking of tight “family” environments. Jessie shared her story as to why she picked Hill Junior College to begin her college rodeo career. She saw that Paul Brown has a wall with NFR qualifiers and other rodeo

“kids”, that have their signatures on it. Jessie said when she saw it, she found where her dad, the late Chris Harris, had written a note to Paul during his college rodeo days. It said “Let’s go get that National Title!” Chris and his team fell short of their goal but, Jessie said that spoke to her and she really wants to be able to fulfill her dad’s statement to Paul Brown and get him the National Title. While she was talking about this, you could feel the closeness of the rodeo family and trying to be the best for her family but her college rodeo family too. She is grateful to have the support of Paul Brown as college rodeo can be hard. You have to make new friends, learn new rules, and you no longer can rely on your families help, like you had before. It is a definite growing up experience. While Jessie chose to stay in state, former Region X member Lexie Russel picked OSU in Oklahoma. Lexie is a 2 time College National Finals qualifier in the breakaway. Like Jessie, she went because of family traditions and a 3rd grader teacher. Both of Lexie’s parents are graduates of OSU, but it might be the everlasting impression of a 3rd grade teacher that helped her decide in 3rd grade. Her room was decorated in OSU orange and always told her students that America’s brightest wear the brightest color! Lexie had out of state tuition to consider but with her academics being high, she was able to get that waived. She said she was thankful and blessed to receive the Baldwin family scholarship, a large academic scholarship, and a rodeo scholarship. This making the choice to go out of state easy to the vet school she picked to go to in 3rd grade. She is grateful for the social interaction THSRA gave her as a home school kid and the preparation for tough competition. She said the hardest part of college rodeo is not having her Dad. It is all on her now to figure out even the simpler things such as parking at college rodeos so you can get out! She loves the new friendships, competition, and getting to spread her wings. Where will you choose to go to college? The opportunities are out there you must find them and LEXIE RUSSELL go after them. photo by Jennings


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RODNEY JACKSON OF REGION VII by Ashtyn Carr

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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 Rodney Jackson for being named this month’s “WHATAKID!”. Rodney hails from Region 7. He lives in Angleton, TX with his parents, Lucile and Rodney Sr. At age three, most toddlers are learning to say their name, to use utensils at meal time, or how to share their toys. Rodney, however, was already starting to ride in the saddle. As the son of two rodeo families, Rodney got an early start to the rodeo game and soon became a fourth generation cowboy. He began his roping journey at the ripe age of 10! Nowadays, Rodney is a skilled cowboy in calf roping, breakaway roping, and tiedown roping. In December of 2021, Rodney even picked up steer wrestling. Because Rodney’s parents have been rodeoing since they were his age, both sides of the family have a long history in the rodeo world. Some of his family still competes! Every year, Rodney Sr. takes his wagon to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to participate in the trail ride. Rodney’s family also own rodeo stock. The crew also contracts and promotes roughly 10 to 15 rodeos per year! On the other hand, Rodney’s uncle, Tommy Cook,

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is a steer wrestler who has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo twice in his lengthy career. Rodney has no shortage of rodeo cowboys to look up to. Be that as it may, Rodney credits his grandfather, Robert Jackson, as one cowboy that he aspires to be like. “It’s just his drive,” Rodney said. “All the stories that I’ve heard, everyone telling me about how great of a cowboy he has been. I really do like his drive because the last time he’s competed in a rodeo was at 73. He really loves to rodeo and that’s what I want to do. I would want to keep myself in the best shape as possible to rodeo as longas I can, just like him.” Now a 17 year-old senior in high school, Rodney continues to perfect his craft. Rodney says that frequently attending rodeos and being a part of the Texas High School Rodeo Association have helped his roping and social skills. In addition to THSRA competition, Rodney has been attending other rodeos to help strengthen his abilities, such as Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association events. He also trains at home. “I’ll watch YouTube, find some type of video or documentary,” Rodney said. “Analyze what the pro guys are doing and add it on to what I’m doing. I’ll break everything down from each video and I’ll go outside and demonstrate it myself. Try to pick up on everything and mak it into my own.” One thing that contributes to a good ride is a good horse. Luckily, Rodney has not one but two reliable horses that he rotates between. His sorrel mare, Firecracker, has been in the barn since Rodney was 12 years old. He says Firecracker is the horse that he “pretty much started on”, which is why Rodney thinks they have such good chemistry in the arena. Desperado is the other horse in the barn. Although Desperado is 21 years old, he is known to be a solid, seasoned horse. Rodney says he doesn’t have to worry about Desperado “in the box or out in the field”. Even though Rodney wants to cowboy for the rest of his life, he has some other plans post-graduation. He plans on attending South Eastern Oklahoma State University to study physical therapy. No matter what route he chooses, Rodney has a rodeo family and a built in team of supporters behind him. “I [like rodeo] because it’s a whole family aspect,” Rodney said. “It’s just both sides of my family. So, that’s what makes it so special.”


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•2021 National Champion Men’s Rodeo Team. •Cole Franks is the 2021 National Champion: Bareback Rider and All Around Cowboy (Pictured at right). •Clarendon College’s agriculture programs are located on a beautiful 107-acre campus on the west edge of Clarendon, TX. •Outstanding practice facilities on campus -Two arenas each 140’ x 250’ - 1 outdor, 1 indoor. -Roping Chutes in each arena plus 4 bucking chutes. •69 covered runs and 12 box stalls available for students. •Rodeo scholarships are available •Low tuition and fees. •Daily Practices •Tremendous community support.

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JUNIOR HIGH 50

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By CHARLEY ANN MERRIWETHER – Reg V Jr. High Secretary

contestant rushes by with four buckets of feed and six supplements while others stumble by in pajama pants and hair in a knot on top of her head. I can hear a dad in the background saying something about water and Mom darts by chasing a runaway Mini Aussie (Nellie

Mae). It’s Sunday morning at the rodeo, but in ten minutes all the pre-rodeo chaos will pause as the entire Region V rodeo family gathers up in the parking lot to have breakfast together and refocus on the things that really matter. Matt Comer, the father of Emorie Comer, a three-event cowgirl, had the concept of Rodeo Life Ministries for over a year before the first meeting. There was no way for him to know what was about to happen, but it's amazing to see how God already had a plan in place to help all of us through the loss of our friend, Legend, and to bring all of us closer to each other and Him. We think it’s pretty cool that in our world today, we open our rodeos in prayer. For as long as we can remember, Terry Holland has led our region in a Cowboy Church Service between the Chute Dogging and the Poles every Sunday morning. Our time spent with Rodeo Life takes it even a step further. You might even call it a Sunday school class or what a youth group would be in a traditional church. We’ve read the book of John together between rodeos and heard some colorful takes on those scriptures from some of our fellow contestants. To date, myself and 33 other members of our Region V family have been baptized. It is more than just that number, and it’s more than just breakfast or a chance to get our fees paid. Rodeo Life Ministries helped us through our first rodeo without Legend, and I hope it will always be a big part of Region V. So, when you see us before the performances at the state finals just know that our moms may not have on their makeup yet, someone is going to be searching for a lost goat string, and that Aussie (Nellie Mae) is still going to be running around but stop by anyway. We would love to tell you about our friend Legend and about our Heavenly Father and how He is continuing to lead us through this. #LiveLikeLegend


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Kye Lynn Tomlinson

ye Lynn has a passion for all things rodeo. For literally all of her 13 years she has been horseback. She loves all of it , from Barrels and Poles to Roping and Queen Contests. And she loves TJHRA! As a 7th grade homeschooled student from Comanche, Texas she is proud to be part of an organization whose mission guides it’s members to; maintain academic excellence, be of strong moral character and learn a good work ethic, in and out of the arena. This is so important to Kye that she wanted to be more active and learn more about how it all works. She has really enjoyed getting to know all the student officers and their families . Wow, there is a whole lot of talent and fun in this group of kids! She feels blessed to have this opportunity and looks forward to running for other offices and to help make TJHRA even better. She has lots of ideas to build activities and strengthen the bonds of this wonderful rodeo family and will keep working hard for TJHRA membership now and in the future. Kye knows none of this could happen without all the parents, volunteers and sponsors. She would like to thank them all for helping so many kid’s dreams become reality. Kye understands that knowledge of our rodeo roots and great foundation helps give us a clear vision of the very bright future of TJHRA. She looks forward to giving back to the organization now and in years to come! Now, Let’s Rodeo!!

2021-2022 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 ERIC HUSTON

817-368-0159

duaneoverton6113@gmail.com

2nd VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES HENRY EXEC BOARD AT LARGE DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM: DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM: DELEGATE 2 YEAR TERM: DELEGATE 1 YEAR TERM: DELEGATE 1 YEAR TERM:

CHAD CURRINGTON (SERVING 2ND YEAR) LANDON EHLINGER (SERVING 2ND YEAR) DAVID FREEMAN (SERVING 2ND YEAR) JUSTIN CLINTON WESTLEY WHITE

MARKETING HOLLY DELAUNE 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 CASEY ARMSTRONG KYLE ANDERSON

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Region II COY IRWIN CADE SCHNEEMANN KELLY WOOD 432-940-1136 Region III JOHN ROBERTSON 817-475-6377 SHANE CRISWELL 325-347-2656 WESLEY WHITE

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Region IV JASEY DAVID TOBY ROGERS JR YOUNG Region V RICHARD BALDWIN 936-332-5466 STACEY MARTIN 225-505-7645 CODY ODELL Region VI ANN WENTZEL DENNY PATTERSON 832-330-3054 CLAY OHRT 361-571-1040

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Region VII DUSTIN FRANKUM ROSS IVEY DAN SIMPTON

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Region VIII ERIC DURBIN JUSTIN SPEER CASS RINGLESTEIN 210-885-0902 cass.oasis@yahoo.com Region IX JARED ANDERSON BOBBY JACOBS BO WILLIAMS 979-220-5898 dwilliams@midsouthenergy.com Region X TREY JOHNSON TRACY SWAN ZAC THOMPSON

STUDENT OFFICERS PRESIDENT AVERY ARMSTRONG VICE PRESIDENT KYE TOMLINSON SECRETARY PAIGE WILLIAMS PRINCESS DALLEE MAE ROBISON

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