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Just the Way It Is JANUARY 2014

by Ben Clements

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an you believe it is already 2014? It is amazing how fast time flies and I sometimes wonder where it all goes. It is time to kick off another New Year and I sincerely want to wish all of you a Happy New Year. I also hope Santa Claus found his way to your house and left you exactly what you wanted under the tree. I am always traveling and that is not anything new. However, my wife and I recently took a trip that turned out to be one I will remember for a long time. It was so memorable because I was able to spend some time with a gentleman of great interest. I meet countless numbers of people and have certainly made some close friends. In fact, I could write about my friends and the people I have met for hours on end and could talk about each of them for even longer. This gentleman, however, is an intriguing individual, and although I have known him for sometime, we don’t really spend a lot of time together. I feel like we are very respectful of each other, and I consider him a dear friend. There are those people in life with whom we have certain common interests; therefore, without spending a lot of time with someone it is actually possible to KNOW someone very well. This is the case with my friend Ty. Ty and I are not the same age, but are close, and I feel like we have always been intrigued by each other. I was able to sit and listen to his words of wisdom. I listened as he told about the things he had done and I have always been amazed by the life he lives. Ty is a successful businessman and has done quite well for himself. He has an outstanding family and is surrounded by numerous friends and employees that are extremely

supportive of all his causes. To me, he is the epitome of the American dream, yet still a very humble and thankful man on the inside. He is genuine and is a person who works hard and believes in honesty and integrity. I really appreciate that about him. He gets up early and meets every day head on with a smile. He can be rough and tough and never expects less than the best. However, because of this he brings out the best in people. He believes hard work provides reward and he is proof of that. I was captivated by his stories and enjoyed my time getting to know him and his fiancé better. Surprisingly, I think he has always been just as intrigued with the life of Ben Clements. He was interested in who I am and what I had done. He appreciates what I stand for and what I believe in. Ty would ask my advice on things and I was honored that he valued my opinion. I am not as experienced in business compared to him, but he still wanted to know what I thought. That made me very proud and at the same time was quite humbling. I was also impressed by the way Ty handled people. I was amazed by his uncanny ability to assist those who were in need and those who work for him. I am a person who prides myself at being able to handle people and situations, but I was awestruck as I observed a master at work. It was neat to watch as Ty listened to each person and with genuine finesse reciprocated the appropriate reaction. He is certainly not a person who people “run over” or “take advantage of,” and I really appreciate his “take charge” attitude. I am not sure we could work together every day because we both like things “our way,” but it was neat to watch this man conduct himself and his business. I really learned a lot and enjoyed being able to pick his brain about my own business ventures. He looks at things in a different light and because of this it reflected things back to me that I had not thought about.

All in all, we both learned a lot from each other and it was time well spent. As I looked back upon my trip and a rejuvenated friendship, I suddenly realized that is the way life is. I’m starting the New Year with a bit of wisdom that is going to change how I look at things. It will help me in my daily walk through life and with my business affairs. I have a new perspective and that is a good thing. As we go through this journey called life I have come to understand that there are little markers or speed bumps along our paths that, in some form or fashion, change our lives, our thinking, our perceptions, and the way we view not only ourselves, but others as well. Maybe instead of road signs they are God-signs; those little experiences, people, and places that leave a mark on our hearts, our minds, our spirit and our souls. Sometimes we don’t realize the impact of these little God-signs until we are a long way down life’s highway. But then again, sometimes, we know right away that something has changed; somehow we are different inside because of some person, some experience, someone’s words, or some event that transpired along the way. As I start this New Year, 2014, I’m going to be more aware of God-signs. I’m going to try and see the events in my life for what they are: memory makers, heart changers, attitude adjustors, and life impactors! Those events are out there, not only for me but for you as well. As 2014 kicks off watch for those little God-signs that can impact and change your life. Open your heart and mind a little wider to those little things that come along that will truly make a difference in who you are and who you are going to become. Don’t ever underestimate the little tiny, seemingly unimportant things that roll your way. It might just be a memory maker. As to my friend Ty Yost, I want to say a big thank you for including me in your lessons on life and teaching me more about the team roping industry and business in general. I enjoyed getting to know you better as a person and learn about who you are and what you have done. In conclusion, it is exactly as Abraham Lincoln stated, “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” There is a lot of truth to that quote, and that is just the way it is………


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USTRC wants to wish you a very happy and blessed New Year. The USTRC Schedule is full of great events, with all of them leading to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR). The dates for the 2013 Cinch USTRC NFTR are October 25-November 2, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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By the Numbers by John Findlay

And It’s All About the Money And Other Stuff from the USTRC Cinch National Finals of Team Roping 2013 t is USTRC Cinch National Finals of Team Roping state’s, province’s and country’s bragging rights time. This is my annual January compilation of which states, or more specifically, which state’s ropers, ran off with the most significant amounts of booty from last October’s record breaking Finals cash pay-pool. In case you have just crawled out from under a hay bale, the not long past Finals awarded over $5 Million Dollars in cash during the nineday team roping bonanza-fest! Oh be still my beating heart! Before I get to the money, however, I thought I would start with how many teams roped in the different divisions, comparing the last five years.

The Finals by Division Take a look at the first table, “Number of Teams by Division Type” and you will see the breakout of team counts by the different categories of Finals ropings Shoot-Outs, Preliminaries and Specialty Ropings. Specialty Ropings include the Gold Plus, Century, Cruel Girl and this year for the first time, the Invitational Ropings. After three years of decline during the economic downturn, the number of Shoot-Out teams have rebounded the last two years to 3,149 in ‘12 and to 3,215 in ‘13. While looking at these numbers, keep in mind that USTRC upped the entry fees this year in an attempt to

Number of Teams by Division Type at Cinch Natonal Finals 2009 - 2013 Year

Shoot-Out Teams

Preliminary Teams

Specialty Teams

Total

2009

2,877

3,083

1,462

7,422

2010

2,726

2,979

1,328

7,033

2011

2,547

3,071

1,400

7,018

2012

3,149

3,428

1,565

8,142

2013

3,215

2,949

1,738

7,902

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restrain the growth in the number of teams to keep late night ropings to a minimum. As it was, the first Saturday almost bumped into the midnight hour before roping finished. So Shoot-Out teams grew in ‘13 despite the increase but it would appear that fees did impact entry into the Preliminaries as the number of teams fell from ‘12 to ‘13 (3,428 to 2,949), a loss of nearly 14%. Specialty Ropings, however, did increase aided by the addition of the two new ropings, the #12 and #10 Invitationals. But even with discounting the 119 teams these two brought to the table, Specialty Roping teams increased by an extra 54 teams (1,684 to 1,738). If you would now please turn your attention to Charts 1, 2 and 3. " " " Chart 1 " " " " " ""%&'()" "" of Teams " 2011-2013 Cinch National Finals Number Preliminary Ropings > " " (&'#

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$340,000

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$325,100

$355,600

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$374,600

$392,700

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$382,800

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$412,000

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$426,700

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$197,000

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$58,050

$74,800

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$71,100

$79,100

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$265,400

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$267,900

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‘12 to $60,000 in ‘13, resulting in the smaller payout this Finals. The Preliminary totals were virtually the same in ‘13 as in ‘12, the raise in fees notwithstanding. The Open, #15 and #9 went up while the #12, #11 and #10 went down. The #13 was effectively the same. Specialty Ropings were the group that saw the largest increase as every single Specialy Roping saw larger payouts in ‘13 than ‘12 with the #10 Gold Plus rising by 14%! With the addition of the Inivitationals, the Specialty category rose nearly 40% while total payout over all three categories went up nearly 15%. Now, finally, its time for state bragging rights. The huge table at the end of this article presents all the details, more than you would ever want to know, so feel free to pick out what interests you. The table compares statistics from the last two years. The states are listed on the left in the order of the amount of money won at the 2013 Finals, largest to smallest. Not surprisingly, Texas and Oklahoma maintained their one-two standings in this year’s State Rankings. The Texans took home $1,739,430, a significant rise from 2012’s $1,530,675. Oklahoma was also up significantly from last year, $816,350 to just barely over a million at $1,006,520. There was a fair amount of jockying in the rest of the Top Ten, with quite a few states changing places. Gainers were Arkansas (5th to 3rd) and Colorado (8th to 5th) while those that slipped in the rankings were New Mexico (3rd to 4th), Nebraska (6th to 8th), and Louisiana (4th to 9th). Two states jumped into the Top Ten this year, Arizona went from 16th to 6th while Florida came from 21st to 10th. The two that fell out of the Top Ten were Nevada (9th to 14th) and Alabama (10th to 18th). Kansas stayed the same at 7th. The state that rose the farthest in the rankings was Wyoming leaping 16 places from 33rd to 17th. Others taking significant jumps were Minnesota (33rd to 22nd), Illinois (22nd to 13th), and Iowa (32nd to 19th). To show how well-rounded we are, 35 out of the 45 states, provinces and countries attending took home at least one check. (Let me define check here as either an actual check for money or, in the Preliminaries, the earning of a Shoot-Out spot. With Shoot-Out entries paid, I consider earning a Shoot-Out money in your pocket.) It shows that no matter where you are coming from, you have a good shot at winning some money at the Finals. The state showing the greatest dollar increase from 2012 to 2013 was Texas with a $208,755. Second was Oklahoma with a $190,170 gain. Arizona was third and Florida was fourth in this category with $154,200 and $116,275 gains, respectivel. These four were the only ones with gains all over $100,000. Now let’s look at the category I think is most representative of the states that did the best at the Finals. It measures “per capita” income or how well each state did in proportion to the number of ropers they sent to the Finals. Because they send so 14 / JANUARY 2014

many more ropers to the Finals than any other state, Texas will probably always be the state taking home the most amount of money. Let’s face it, South Carolina, Montana or Connecticut will never have a chance at unseating Texas in the most money won department. But the real measure of how well a state does is proportionally, that is, how does each state do in relation to the number of ropers that that state sent to the Finals. To determine the “per capita” income of each state’s contestants, I simply divided the amount of money each state earned by the number of ropers that came from each state. That figure you will find in the table labeled “Top Ten States at USTRC Finals by Money Won per Roper” as well as in the big table. So with that in mind, here is my Top Ten for the Finals determined by their “per capita” income. The three states that fared the best at this year’s Cinch Top Ten States NFTR were Illinois, North at USTRC Finals by Carolina and Utah, in that Money Won per Roper order. Illinois sent 13 ropers to Rank State Per Capita the Finals and they took home $93,550, which meant an IL $7,196 1 average of $7,196 per roper. NC $4,358 2 North Carolina was second in UT $4,020 3 this category with $4,358 per NV $3,454 4 roper and Utah third at FL $3,024 5 $4,020. But kudos go to Nevada. It has the distinction GA $2,965 6 of being in the Top Five of MN $2,950 7 Money Won per Roper for four Brazil $2,661 8 years running. They were 4th HI $2,650 9 in 2010, 3rd in 2011, 2nd in SD $2,424 10 2012 and now 4th again in 2013. That is quite a remarkable record. States that sent fewer ropers obviously have an advantage in this “per capita” category as one or two big Shoot-Out checks can easily shoot a state to great heights in these rankings. That can be said for our second place state, North Carolina. There were only six ropers from North Carolina but two of them did quite well. Tanner Saunders (Hudson NC) earned $18,650 placing 4th in the Average of the #11 Shoot-Out while the “ageless” Bronc Fanning picked up a $7,500 check placing 2nd in the Average of the Century. The average “per capita” income overall, that is for every roper entered at the Finals, was $1,363. That means that if we took all the money that was awarded and instead of letting ropers earn it, the USTRC just issued an equal check to each roper that entered, each roper would have gotten $1,363. So, if you roped at the Finals and earned more the $1,363, you did better than average and if you made less, you get the picture. Of course, that number does not take into account how many entries each roper had or how much he or she paid in entry fees. That’s a totally separate calculation that takes into account the concept of profit. I may look into that in another issue. continued on page 88


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by Lauren Hardman

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elcome to 2014! I hope you had a good holiday season filled with good eats, family time and lots of roping! It’s time to take down the tree and get ready for a new year. January is a time to reflect on the last year and look forward to a new one. It is the month known for new beginnings which bring new opportunities. We need to cast out the old and welcome the new! As ropers, we can always look forward to the beginning of the New Year and all the opportunities the USTRC has to offer in 2014. It’s time to start chasing the dream of winning the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping! I’m going to go ahead and let you know the 2014 Cinch NFTR will run from October 25 through November 2. That means we have 297 days to prepare for the “big show.” As we reflect on the last year, we need to think about our goals and where we are headed in 2014. Goals should not only make us a better roper and better competitor, but also a better person overall. Have you ever heard of Bill Snyder? For those of us who are not football fanatics, he is a coach and has been a very valuable asset to the Kansas State football team. He has also mentored many other successful coaches of today. He believes in 16 goals that form a foundation for success and create the work ethic and discipline that goes with them. He believes that once someone has dedicated themselves to doing things the right way, their chances for success in any field are increased dramatically. Five of his 16 goals stick out in my mind as the basis for where I want to be in 2014. The first one is to BE TOUGH mentally and physically. I think that mental toughness is something we should strive towards everyday; it is what will give us that competitive edge to be able to make that solid run for $120,000. The second one is SELF DISCIPLINE, do it right and don’t accept anything less. Self discipline is so critical throughout the year, from maintaining consistent practices to maintaining our horses as athletes; it takes a lot of time and discipline to prepare ourselves to compete at our

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desired level. The third goal is to ELIMINATE MISTAKES, we can’t beat ourselves. We have to concentrate and be efficient on the things we have control over. Sure there are going to be situations that arise that we can’t control but if we are mentally prepared and if we are sharp on our skills there will be no situation that we won’t be able to handle. As a header, I want to be sharp at the things that I can control like reading the barrier, catching slick horns and giving my heeler the best handle I can give so that they have the opportunity they need to do their job. The fourth one is NEVER GIVE UP. It is so easy to be discouraged when we have had a bad practice or bad outings but if we can keep our heads up and keep at it, the end result will outweigh all the struggles and difficult days in the arena. There is no greater feeling than the feeling of accomplishment, the feeling that all your sweat and tears are finally paying off. The fifth goal is going to be LEADERSHIP, everyone can set the example. We are fortunate to be part of a great organization that grows the younger generation of ropers, too. They are at every event thriving on the atmosphere and watching every move of every roper. It is important that we as “mentors” show them how to be great winners and losers. We need to lead by example, so that we can instill in them a great work ethic and foundation on how to be a well rounded competitor. It is so awesome to see that the young guns who are winning big ropings and big events are kids that grew up roping with the USTRC. So this year as competitors we need to Be Tough, have Self Discipline, Eliminate Mistakes, Never Give Up, and be great Leaders. No matter your skill, the 2014 USTRC schedule is packed full of great events. Don’t forget to renew your cards before you rope and take advantage of all that the USTRC has to offer. This is your USTRC, your year so saddle up it’s time to rope! — Lauren Hardman


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Do You Need Video see that a few people are real video enthusiasts and have started to use the head cams to video their runs. I suppose from time to time, it would be good to use such a system to view your practice runs. I’m going to say I’ll give this recent fad about two years at the most before the head cam idea has gone by the wayside. I’ve had some people tell me that this is the wave of the future, but I remember 20 years ago seeing the video “Through Their Eyes” that everybody raved about. I made heading and heeling videos with the technology and taught what to look for in your runs. But as far as training yourself, this technology is not that great of a tool. This is because a view from the outside is better than a view from the inside, as far as a visual advantage and technique, and position changes that need to take place in a run. You can see yourself so much better from the outside with conventional filming than through the head cam. I think that you can really bring your roping to a whole new level if you first and foremost have a goal of what you want your roping to look like. Maybe you and your partner could find a few nice runs from the BFI or the USTRC Open roping that you could agree on, or your own target runs and then start to emulate them. Pick things out like horse position, handle, facing and the speed of the run. Have you ever noticed in the NFL that you see the greats like Peyton Manning or Tom Brady looking at pictures? Yes, they could be watching previous plays but the great coaches know a

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picture is worth a thousand words.I have learned so much in the last five years by looking at still pictures of Travis Graves and Luke Brown. I love looking at the still pictures because I can pick out every little detail of the run. I suggest finding someone you want to emulate. Then video yourself and freeze frame, and start to make the changes needed. Before you invest in a head cam, ask yourself how many times you have used your video camera this year and what you have learned. Did you really video yourself and try to change something? Did it work? Who were you trying to emulate, was it yourself or was it a pro you admire? Do you really have the ability to see your swing and delivery, and are you able to dissect the run into pieces that you and your partner can work on to create the new and better run you have set your sights on? If the answers to these questions are yes, then you will have unlimited success in no time at all if you will stay diligent with your practices and video reviews. As far as the head cam goes, sometimes it can help you to see what you’re looking at in the run, but you need to be able to play back the run in your mind anyway. You have to train yourself to focus and keep your eyes on your target during the run, and be able to recall if you accomplished your goal of never losing target focus. If you have to keep using a head cam to show you what you’re seeing, you probably don’t have what it takes to be a good roper. A good roper has to be able to attain the ability to focus and multitask, using your rope and horsemanship, and be able react to moving targets. This takes an uncanny ability to see the target and make split second judgments. You have the greatest head cam ever, your own eyes and your own mind. You just need to train them, and the sky’s the limit. Your Friend,

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#8 Shoot-Out 2013 USTRC National Champions

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ne thing we all realize as we get older is that kids are adaptable. They respond and react quickly. They roll with the punches and seem to just hit another gear when challenge stares them in the face. They don’t dwell on what they cannot see and stress and pressure tends to bring out the best in them. Luke Maguire and Tyler Manion had hauled a long way to the 2013 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. It was going to be so much fun. It was going to be a bunch of roping and for the first time the roping was about them and not about parents or coming to watch someone else rope as in years past. “This is our first year to rope together at the USTRC National Finals,” Maguire said. “I’m usually a heeler but we swapped ends at the last minute. I like heeling better but this is so much fun.” “It is a lot of fun roping here,” Manion elaborated. “My dad has roped here before but this is the first time for me and Luke to rope. I think it is just the most fun.” Maguire and Manion were the fourth high team back going into the short go round of the #8 Shoot-Out. Pressure had taken its toll and several teams had faltered and failed to make qualified runs. Manion’s dad had given the boys some great advice. “The fourth steer is the easiest to rope because you’ve already roped three. If you get nervous, look at 24 / JANUARY 2014

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by Melinda Clements

Luke Maguire and Tyler Manion

each other and smile and just have a good time,” Manion’s dad’s words echoed through their heads. Both boys smiled because they were having a good time. It had been nothing but fun. Remember, kids are adaptable. Here were two boys, both heelers who paired on occasion. They had just made a long haul from Illinois to Oklahoma. They had roped well together on this day and had three steers down. Whatever they faced from here on out was just “gravy” so to speak because they were already winners. They had made it to the short go round at the 2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Not many ropers could lay claim to that. Maguire and Manion needed to be a short ten to take


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the lead in the Average of the #8 Shoot-Out. As the pair rode into the box they were focused on one steer, one run and having fun. They wanted to take the lead from Eddie Pena and Gerardo Montemayor. There were cases of nerves everywhere but not where Maguire and Manion were concerned. They smiled and nodded for the steer. Isn’t it amazing how things unfold? Two young heelers, one switching ends, from Illinois, a team by choice, competing on the sports biggest stage and never once worried or stressed about the outcome; just roping to have a good time. It is enough to make nervous wrecks out of family, friends, spectators and anyone else following the events of the day. When the official dropped the flag in the short go round a time of 8.03 lit up the clock. The screams of shock and exhilaration filled the coliseum and it was a good thing the roof was attached. Family and friends went wild with screams of celebration and disbelief. Three teams were left to rope. When the last three teams failed in their efforts to move Maguire and Manion it suddenly became very clear. They were the champions of the #8 Shoot-Out. The pair would take the win and walk away with Martin trophy

saddles, Gist Gold buckles, Tony Lama Ostrich boots and Western Horseman framed prints, as well as splitting a little over $40,000. What kid argues about that! Like most kids at fifteen years and thirteen years respectively, Maguire and Manion are adaptable with whatever they have to deal with. They are a good pair and bring out the potential in each other. When the 2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping closed its doors to a great nine days of roping there were two young men who will store the memory in their hearts forever. And Then There Was One—Luke Maguire and Tyler Manion are the Champions of the #8 Shoot-Out. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 25


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Supplements

Karen E. Davison, Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist and Sales Support Manager Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

“If a little is good, then more is better?”

In nature, horses spend much of their time walking to graze and walking to find water. If you routinely feed at least one dietary supplement to your horse, you’re in line with the majority of horse owners. A 1998 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey reported that 69% of responding horse owners added supplements to their horse’s daily diet. The term supplement can cover a wide range of products including individual nutrients or combinations of vitamins, minerals, fats and amino acids, but also may include herbs, botanicals or other additives. Supplements may be intended to simply meet nutrient requirements that may be missing in the hay and concentrate feed or they may be one of the ever-increasing number of additives or neutraceuticals touting performance- or healthenhancing benefits. Other smaller but more recent surveys would suggest that supplement use by horse owners may have even increased since the USDA survey. For example, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine surveyed 67 of the 337 horse owners bringing horses in to the Large Animal Hospital between July and September 2008. All the horse owners in this group fed hay, 96% fed a concentrate feed in addition to hay and 84% reported they fed at least one daily dietary supplement to their horses. The most common supplements identified in the Tuft’s survey were joint supplements, electrolytes and multivitamins. There are so many supplements out there- How do 26 / JANUARY 2014

you determine if you need to supplement your horse’s base diet and if so, what to supplement and how much? Horses evolved as grazers, consuming primarily grasses and other plants. In nature, horses spend much of their time walking to graze and walking to find water. On occasion they may have to fight with other horses or outrun the fastest predator trying to eat them. The closer your horse’s environment and physical demands are to this natural state, the closer an all-forage diet will come to meeting his nutritional requirements. But, as your forage selection declines in quantity or quality and as the horse’s physical demands increase, the more important other sources of nutrition become to maintain condition, health and performance. When you look at the horses Mother Nature supports with a forage-only program, you find that they are usually smaller framed, lighter muscled, mature at a later age and don’t have the lifespan we currently see in domesticated horses. Mother Nature’s program just isn’t designed to support the size and physical activity we need from our horses. This is why most horse owners involved in competitive events feed a concentrate feed and why so many also add various supplements to the diet. The problem for horse owners is that often we don’t know whether our feeding program is nutritionally balanced and meeting all requirements or not. We may buy different supplements to address nutritional deficiencies, real or perceived, or to address issues like hair coat, hoof quality, soundness and other health or performance objectives. It is not uncommon to find horses receiving multiple supplement products in addition to commercial feed and hay. Often, different supplements can contain several of the same ingredients or nutrients so when you add two or three different supplements, even to address different issues, you can end up with an overabundance of some nutrients. Since Mother Nature tends to cycle from feast to famine and back again, animals including horses are equipped with sophisticated biological mechanisms that help even out temporary excesses and deficiencies of available nutrients in the natural diet. This is termed “homeostasis”, the body’s


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mechanism to maintain nutrient levels within a normal physiological range while dietary availability fluctuates. When the diet is deficient in specific nutrients, these homeostatic mechanisms conserve that nutrient by increasing the rate of absorption from the digestive tract while decreasing the rate of excretion through the urine. At times when the diet provides an overabundance of that nutrient, rate of absorption decreases and excretion increases to help prevent accumulation to toxic levels. These homeostatic mechanisms work quite well to maintain balance, provided the dietary excesses or deficiencies aren’t extreme and don’t last for a prolonged period of time. When nutrients are administered directly into the blood stream via IV injection, many of these homeostatic mechanisms are bypassed, and there is a much greater likelihood of toxicity occurring. To ensure safety and optimum performance, careful consideration must be given to the composition of the base diet and all additional supplementation added. Adding extra vitamin/mineral supplements to an already nutritionally sufficient diet can be expensive and wasteful as you throw away much of that extra supplementation in the wheelbarrow when cleaning stalls. With certain nutrients though, chronic over-supplementation can lead to toxicities and actually negatively affect performance and long-term health. When most horse owners fed straight oats or unfortified grain mixes, they could provide enough calories but were still lacking many nutrients. In those cases, good protein, vitamin and mineral supplements were needed. Even today, there are still cheaper feeds with unbalanced or low-levels of fortification and those products would certainly need to be properly supplemented. However, when you consider the cost of supplementing a cheaper feed you very

cases, no additional nutritional supplementation is needed. The nutrition is well covered and balanced for optimal performance. The need for nutritional supplements is significantly reduced or eliminated when good quality formulated feeds are used as recommended, which is often a minimum feeding rate of 3 – 5 lbs per day. What happens when a horse is not working very hard and is eating excellent quality hay or pasture and would become overweight if fed that much feed? Feeding only 1 – 2 lbs. of even a well formulated feed can result in nutritional deficiencies. This is where “ration balancers”, such as Purina® Enrich PLUS™ fits very nicely. Purina Enrich PLUS is concentrated to meet nutrient requirements in a low 1 – 2 pound feeding rate, providing the Determining whether your feeding protein, vitamins and program is meeting all the nutrient needs of minerals deficient in your horse without deficiencies, toxicities or an all forage diet imbalances requires a thorough evaluation without the calorie of everything your horse eats and comparing level of a higher those levels with nutrient requirements. feeding rate. This is a great option for easy-keepers or less active horses. Beyond nutritional supplements, there are supplements that are intended to produce health or performance benefits. These products may contain individual nutrients but often contain additional compounds, owners want to spend their time riding herbs or botanicals. Many of these and competing, not calculating nutrition additives are not well researched in the levels. That is why Purina Animal horse and often the advertised benefits Nutrition has invested decades of are those that have been reported in research into horse nutrition and feeding. humans or other animals and these may The Ph.D. equine nutritionists and not have similar effects in horses. There veterinarians at Purina Animal Nutrition are also different sources for many of identify different nutritional needs or these compounds with differences in challenges and conduct studies to purity and quality that may affect the determine the very best combination of results of supplementation. For example, ingredients and nutrients to support many horse owners give their horses joint those needs for the horse. This takes the supplements that may include guesswork out of providing proper compounds such as MSM, glucosamine nutrient levels to your horse. Just select and chondroitin sulfate. These specific the Purina® horse feed designed for the compounds don’t affect the nutritional age and activity level of your horse and balance of the main diet so they can be feed it within the recommended feeding added without the concern of nutrient directions along with good quality hay toxicities as long as they aren’t blended and clean water. In the vast majority of often find that a higher quality feed that appears more expensive to feed is actually the best value. Supplements can cost more than you may realize. A very basic multi-vitamin will easily cost $0.50/day and many supplements cost $2 - $4 per day or more. If you add the cost of the basic multi-vitamin supplement to the cheaper feed, it adds roughly $5.00 per bag to the price of that feed. That’s just to get the nutrient level adequate to meet minimum requirements. Determining whether your feeding program is meeting all the nutrient needs of your horse without deficiencies, toxicities or imbalances requires a thorough evaluation of everything your horse eats and comparing those levels with nutrient requirements. Most horse

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with a significant level of vitamins or minerals. There are many different joint supplements to choose from but very few have scientific research on the effective dose for horses of the specific level, sources or combinations of ingredients. Purina® FreedomFlex® joint supplement is backed by double-blind, placebocontrolled clinical trials showing improved soundness in more horses consuming the FreedomFlex® formula than those given a placebo. Using a joint supplement to improve movement or with the goal to reduce the risk of joint

damage in the future is completely at the horse owner’s discretion but should include input from a veterinarian who has examined your horse. If you and your veterinarian feel your horse may benefit from a joint supplement, try one from a reputable company, feed it as directed and be observant to determine if your horse actually realizes a benefit. If you don’t see noticeable improvement after the loading dose, that particular supplement is not likely to be helpful to your horse. There are also special cases, horses

A Navicular Nightmare Shortly after purchasing my gelding I had him checked by several vets. We took x-rays and that told the story – my gelding’s worst nightmare, navicular! He had multiple holes in both front feet. I tried all the conventional treatments but there was no improvement. I was told to consider surgery on both front legs because, in his condition, he would soon have to be destroyed.

Miracles Can Happen Feeling desperate, I took a chance on something a friend had told me about. I called TLC Animal Nutrition and started him on several products that are specifically designed for horses with navicular. Two weeks after I started the program he was sound. Six months later I had more x-rays taken and the vet said it was a "miracle" and I have to agree. The holes on the navicular bone were filling in. "Angel" has taken me to the state finals each year, very impressive for a horse that may have otherwise been destroyed.

Another Second Chance I had such great results with the first horse, I purchased another problem horse that I saved from certain death. This horse is fourteen years old and has been lame for more than half his life. Again x-rays confirmed five holes in the right front foot, navicular. But this wasn’t his only problem. This horse also had arthritis so badly he could barely shuffle off at a fast walk. He literally smelled rotten, had a very bad hair coat and was loaded with large and small strongyles. The former owner sold him to me for one dollar and was sure he would never walk a sound step. Again I contacted TLC Animal Nutrition for a recommendation. We changed his feed and added TLC’s Performance Plus, DBG Min and Niacin along with Glucosamine and Ultimate DE.

Don’t Give Up Today I have two healthy horses and would like to share with everyone that if it hadn’t been for TLC Animal Nutrition products, their knowledge, and my persistence and faith in God, these horses would not be here today. I know there are many nutritional companies out there, but I just can’t pull myself away from the correct and honest information I get each time from TLC Animal Nutrition. To place an order, receive a free booklet or learn more about the TLC products, call toll-free today.

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with medical conditions or health issues, which may benefit from supplementation with higher than normal dietary levels of specific nutrients. For instance, horses with certain metabolic and neurologic conditions may be helped with Vitamin E supplementation above normal requirements, horses with certain muscle disorders may benefit from a higher fat level in the diet, a horse with poor hoof quality may benefit from high therapeutic biotin supplementation. These situations require specific supplementation of certain nutrients or ingredients at a dosage that wouldn’t be necessary or beneficial for the majority of horses and are best supplied in a supplement for those individual horses with specific needs. In these situations, work with your veterinarian and Purina® nutritionists to determine what type and level of supplementation may be appropriate for a specific condition. Horse owners can always contact Purina Animal Nutrition customer service at 800-227-8941 for nutritional advice. When it comes to nutrition, sometimes more is better, sometimes more is just more and sometimes more is worse. There are certain amounts of all nutrients that the body requires to prevent deficiency symptoms and there may be different requirements of certain nutrients to support optimum function and performance. If the diet is deficient in a nutrient, eventually health and performance will suffer. If you add that nutrient to the diet, performance will improve until you provide the required amount. If you continue to add more, performance will level out for a time. But, if you get carried away and continue to still add more you may begin to actually hindered health and performance due to over-supplementation. With all supplements, get advice from your veterinarian and a nutritionist, be sure what you’re adding isn’t harmful in any way to your horse, buy from a reputable company, use the product as directed and be very observant as to whether you see the desired benefit. There are some situations where supplements may be part of a successful program for supporting consistent health and performance but the need for many supplements can be diminished by consistently providing top quality nutrition, routine health care and implementing good management practices. n


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WILL ROGERS CHAMPIONSHIPS Tulsa, Oklahoma January 31 - February 2, 2014

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he city of Tulsa exudes an atmosphere charged with anticipation. From its early days through its peak as an oil-boom town and up to the present, Tulsa has always been a city striving to move forward. This momentum enabled the town to grow beyond itsdependency on oil money to become a thriving crossroads for business ventures, all the while maintaining a laid-back Southern charm. It is this kind of Southern charm that will welcome USTRC team ropers to the Will Rogers Championships the weekend of January 31, 2014. Visitors to the city will find a mixture of grand new developments and reminders of the past, all bearing the common threads of high hopes and great expectations. What a way to welcome in the New Year and kick off the 2014 season of team roping! Tulsa’s downtown is set near the river, so rather than being the geographical center of town, it is located in the north central section. This area serves as the focal point of many downtown events, such as Mayfest, and features decorative waterways and sitting-places, as well as a number of restaurants and cafes. Many of the older buildings downtown are ornate remnants of the extravagant oil boom days. The Hotel Ambassador, a Tulsa landmark, actually 46 / JANUARY 2014


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began as a temporary housing facility for oil tycoons who were building their mansions. While the city has had to take steps toward revitalizing certain aspects of the area, one part of downtown nightlife, the fine arts, has never needed attention. Of particular note is the Performing Arts Center, which hosts a multitude of cultural events through the fall, early winter and spring. The west central portion of Tulsa, known as Midtown, begins just south of the downtown area. This part of the city is home to some of Tulsa’s oldest and most popular business establishments and neighborhoods. There are some mansions in the area, especially near the Arkansas River, where old money families lived and, in some cases, still live. This upscale history survives today at Utica Square, which is still known as Tulsa’s chic place to shop. Woodward Park, the Philbrook Museum of Art and other landmarks only add to the district’s character. USTRC ropers can find good food, entertainment and lots of shopping while enjoying the sights and sounds of Tulsa at its best. Several of Tulsa’s most popular neighborhoods are found in Midtown. Brookside, Cherry Street and Expo Square are the three most worth mentioning. The area known as Brookside contains a variety of shopping delights, fabulous restaurants and a bustling nightlife. The atmosphere is chic and eclectic, appealing to a younger, more progressive set. Scenic Riverside Drive, which parallels the east bank of the river, and River Parks, are also popular sections of Brookside. The Cherry Street District is set near downtown in the northern Midtown area. Visitors to this neighborhood find great shopping, particularly antiques and collectibles, a variety of local eateries, as well as some fabulous old homes in the surrounding residential areas. The Expo Square complex encompasses the huge Expo Center and Pavilion, Big Splash Water Park, Bell’s Amusement Park, Drillers Stadium (home of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team) and more. This one area has more things to do per square foot than anywhere else in town. There is almost always some sort of exhibit or show going on, and the Tulsa State Fair makes its home here every autumn. Expo Center is roper friendly with lots of room and is a good place to spend a weekend roping. USTRC ropers are in for a fun time. With family in tow ropers can expect to find an array of things to see and do when the roping winds down each evening. If roping is your forte and, of course, it is, the Will Rogers Championships needs to be on your agenda. A new year, a new beginning, and a fun weekend should be on your calendar. Write Tulsa in big letters on your calendar and be there. It is a weekend you will not want to miss. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 47


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303-295-2664 www.sullivansteakhouse.com Morton’s the Steakhouse 303-825-3353 www.mortons.com Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant 303-534-9505 www.buckhorn.com Denver Chop House & Brewery 303-296-0800 www.chophouse.com Willie G’s Seafood & Steak House 303-575-9000 www.williegs.com

303-991-2277 www.theoceanaire.com

Golf Aurora Hills Golf Course

303-364-6111 www.auroragov.org Buffalo Run Golf Course 303-289-1500 www.buffalorungolfcourse.com Things to Do Elitch Gardens

303-595-4386 www.elitchgardens.com Denver Firefighters Museum 303-892-1436 www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org Downtown Aquarium 303-561-4450 www.downtownaquarium.com Children’s Museum of Denver 303-433-7444 www.mychildsmuseum.org Denver Zoo 303-376-4800 www.denverzoo.org Denver Botanic Gardens 720-865-3500 www.botanicgardens.org

Tres Rios Silver Prices starting at $7500

Memphis, Tennessee February 14-16, 2014 Agricenter Show Place Arena John Johnson and JX2 Productions 423-340-0640 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Places to Stay Comfort Inn 901-757-7800 Hampton Inn 901-747-3700 Places to Eat Logan’s Roadhouse

901-381-5254 www.logansroadhouse.com Butcher Shop Steakhouse 901-757-4244 Bonefish Grill 901-753-2220 www.bonefishgrill.com Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House 901-762-8200 www.folksfolly.com Golf TPC Golf Course

901-748-0330 www.tpcatsouthwind.com Links At Galloway Golf Course 901-685-7805 thelinksatgalloway.com Things to Do Mud Island River Park

901-576-7241 www.mudisland.com Memphis Rock N Soul Museum 901-205-2533 www.memphisrocknsoul.org Memphis Zoo 901-276-9453 www.memphiszoo.org Rum Boogie Café 901-528-0150

Brazos Valley Classic Bryan, Texas

Feb 14-16, 2014 www.ci.bryan.tx.us

Brazos County Expo Complex USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Places to Eat Longhorn Tavern Steak House 979-778-3900 www.longhornsteakhouse.com Tom’s Barbecue & Steak House 979-846-4275 Feed Barn 979-822-9488 www.aggielandmenus.info Los Nortenos Mexican Cafe 979-779-7337 Papa Perez Mexican Cuisine 979-775-7272 Golf Miramont Country Club

Family Owned Since 1996

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979-774-7474 www.miramont.cc Bryan Golf Range 979-776-0300 www.bryangolfrange.com Traditions Club Golf Course 979-779-1007 www.traditionsclub.com Things to Do Halo Bar Children’s Museum

979-823-6174 979-779-5437 www.mymuseum.com Stage Center Community Theatre 979-823-4297 www.stagecenter.net Alfred T Hornback’s 979-693-4136 www.dixiechicken.com


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$10,000 Bonus to Year End High Point Header and Heeler; $5,000 Bonus to Runners Up HEADERS HEELERS

as of December 1, 2013

1. Brock Hanson .............15

12. Dustin Bird...................8

2. Jay McNabb ................14

13. Jake Barnes ..................7

3. Ty Blasingame ............13

14. Bubba Buckaloo ...........6

4. Nick Rawlings.............12

15. Victor Begay.................6

5. Chance Kiehne............11

16. Keven Daniel ................4

6. Tyler Wade .................10

17. Justin Price...................4

7. Seth Hall ....................10

18. Jack Fischer..................4

8. Clay Tryan.....................9

19. Aaron Tsinigine ............3

9. Bode Baize ...................9

20. Kaleb Driggers .............3

10. Chance Kelton ..............9

21. Garrett Tonozzi .............2

11. Blaine Vick ...................8

22. Jake Day.......................1

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Derick Fleming ...........15 J. W. Borrego ..............11 Jade Corkill.................10 Cesar DeLaCruz ..........10 Kinney Dale Harrell.....10 T. J. Watts ...................10 Eddie Nieto.................10 Toby Mentzer ................9 Shad Chadwick .............9 Corban Livingston.........9 David Menegatti ...........9 Brandon Bates ..............8 Reno Eddy ....................8 Kyle Crick.....................7

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

K. C. Jones ....................7 Dakota Kirchenschlager..6 Nick Sarchett ................6 Josh Fillmore ................6 Spencer Mitchell ...........5 Jordan Olson.................5 Rich Skelton .................4 Dean Tuftin ...................4 Brady Minor .................3 Kirt Jones .....................3 Patrick Smith................2 Cole Cooper .................2 Chris Sherman..............1

as of December 1, 2013 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Judy Fincher, Brady, TX.....................................$5,500 Lorie Patterson, Konawa, OK............................$4,725 Macy Devenport, Portales, NM .........................$4,571 Niki Henard, Tatum, NM...................................$4,234 Pam Taylor, Craig, CO.......................................$3,735 Jackie Hobbs, Stephenville, TX ..........................$3,627 Brooke Wilson, Carlsbad, NM ...........................$3,420 Joyce Barnes, Maybell, CO ...............................$2,650 Beth Looney, Pilot Point, TX .............................$2,400 Jennifer Williams, De Leon, TX ..........................$2,300 Sammy Jo Fernlund, Bonanza, OR ....................$2,220 Denema Merrell, Choctaw, OK..........................$1,900 Jimmi Jo Montera, Greeley, CO .........................$1,770 Sabrina Kreutzer, La Veta, CO...........................$1,750 Lydia Ulibarri, Las Vegas, NM ...........................$1,687

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16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Kathleen Jones, Shorter, AL..............................$1,650 Kalae Masada, Makawao, HI ............................$1,621 Ruth Alexander, Bluff Dale, TX..........................$1,600 Shelly Needham, Dripping Springs, TX ..............$1,580 Teresa Lake, Cheyenne, WY..............................$1,520 Tammy Ellerman, Fort Lupton, CO....................$1,510 Martha Lynn Walters, Huntsville, TX ..................$1,100 Linda Teague, Globe, AZ...................................$1,020 Amber Randolph, Edmond, OK.........................$1,000 Jill Lynn Jameson, Stephenville, TX.......................$944 Nathalie Alfonso, Ocala, FL .................................$934 Peg Williams, Kingman, AZ..................................$860 Alyssa Hoffman, Keenesburg, CO.........................$855 Shawn Rodenberger, Vernon, TX...........................$825 Katie Pinner, Lufkin, TX.......................................$800


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Guthrie

Shoot-Outs

Again this year, the Rope the Rockies crew utilized two arenas inside the vastness of the Lazy E. It was a hit with ropers as they enjoyed the smoothness and swiftness of the event. Because there were more teams, the payout was more as well and thus it was a good deal all the way around. Rowdy Bond was the big winner cashing in at $15,640 for the week. The heeler from Ranger, Texas banked his biggest check on Friday, November 1 partnered with Jeremy Ball from Wynne, Arkansas. The duo placed first in the Average of the #9 on Friday, November 1 to earn checks worth $11,040. PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

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he Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping brings all facets of team roping together to one central location. One of those facets is the Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships held at the historic Lazy E Arena right up the road from Oklahoma City in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The event is produced by Rope the Rockies and this year they played host to over 6,970 teams on October 25 thru November 2, 2013. That is over a thousand teams up from the previous year. The event is nine days long and this year made some modifications to be more accommodating to team ropers.

Open Chad Masters (Cedar Hill, TN) / Kory Koontz (Sudan, TX), 22.67, $4,350

Friday, October 25 - #15 Brody Braden (Horatio, AR) / Tyler Domingue (De Kalb, TX), 27.85, $7,180 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Friday, October 25 - #13 Wacey Bryant (Afton, OK) / Enoch McGill (Konawa, OK), 30, $6,160 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Saturday, October 26 - #13 Zane Thompson (Cheyenne, WY) / Brett Broadhead (Logan, UT), 30.05, $3,550 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Saturday, October 26 - #12 Bub VanMeter (Weleetka, OK) / Andrew Stubbs (Henryetta, OK), 30.96, $5,720 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Not to be outdone, Bond and partner Michael Tash from Dinwiddle, Virginia were probably the most dynamic duo of the event. Together they earned checks totaling $20,220 by placing in the #8 and #9 on Thursday, October 31 and again in the #8 on Friday, November 1. It was a good week to say the least for Rowdy Bond and Michael Tash. Another big winner at the Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships was 60-year-old Terry Lee Payne from Hugo, Oklahoma. Payne won $8,855 in cash after placing three different times over the course of the Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships. His biggest win came with his partner Ian Robertson in the #9 on Friday November 1. The pairing finished second in the #9 and earned $9,620 for roping four steers in 36.67 seconds. The duo also placed eighth in the Average of the #8 Division on the same day. They were 49.01 seconds on four steers and added an additional $2,670 to their stash. Payne also placed second in the Average of the #10 Division on Monday, October 28 with heeler Derek Hughes. They were second to the team of Garrett Elmore and David Ruether. Payne and Hughes received $5,420 for their efforts. The Guthrie Shoot-Out Championships is a great addition to the Cinch USTRC National Finals experience. This year more than 2,132 individual contestants representing 38 states

and at least three different countries competed at the event for a total of $861,480 in cash alone. Rope the Rockies and C-S Cattle Company did a great job with the production and the stock at the event. It was a great time in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Sunday, October 27 - #12 Chuck Nelson (Hartford, SD) / Darren Lammers (Chancellor, SD), 30.89, $5,400 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Saturday, October 26 - #11 Ty Spickelmier (Henderson, NE) / Arron Mordahl (Carpenter, WY), 34.85, $5,940 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Sunday, October 27 - #11 Justin Collins (Belle Fourche, SD) / Steve Mauldin (Beggs, OK), 37.63, $4,720 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Monday, October 28 - #11 Michael Chaput (Evansville, WY) / David Ruether (Broken Bow, NE), 30.73, $4,400 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Wednesday, October 30 - #11 Jessika Hardy (Ivanhoe, TX) / Kolton White (Sumner, TX), 28.51, $8,550 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Tuesday, October 29 - #11 Rustin Brown (Rose, OK) / Hazen Bearpaw Herrera (Claremore, OK), 29.81, $5,540 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Sunday, October 27 - #10 Richard Stapp (Shawnee, OK) / Jace Lewis (Meeker, OK), 40.71, $3,970 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Monday, October 28 - #10 Garrett Elmore (Springer, OK) / David Ruether (Broken Bow, NE), 34.82, $6,540 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Tuesday, October 29 - #10 Tory Chasteen (Columbia, MO) / Jonathan Irby (Ava, MO), 30.07, $6,740 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Thursday, October 31 - #10 Mavrick Martin (Noble, OK) / Christopher Dennis (Edmond, OK), 31.23, $10,330 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Wednesday, October 30 - #10 Coy Brittain (Rockwall, TX) / Roberto Villegas Vasquez (El Paso, TX), 31.08, $6,880 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Monday, October 28 - #9 Pat Ivey (Luling, TX) / Jesse Dozier (Lockhart, TX), 39, $5,740 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Tuesday, October 29 - #9 Richard Sharrock (Paris, TX) / Shane Mcadoo (Mannsville, OK), 35.15, $7,580 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Wednesday, October 30 - #9 Cash Socia (Vinita, OK) / Bo Pursel (Leavenworth, KS), 37.32, $7,030 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Thursday, October 31 - #9 Michael Tash (Dinwiddie, VA) / Rowdy Bond (Ranger, TX), 29.33, $10,120 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Friday, November 1 - #9 Jeremy Ball (Wynne, AR) / Rowdy Bond (Ranger, TX), 35.51, $11,040 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Thursday, October 31 - #8 Garrett Elmore (Springer, OK) / Rance Doyal (Elk City, OK), 38.35, $6,450 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Friday, November 1 - #8 Jessica Shirley (Wanamingo, MN) / Jack Shirley (Zumbrota, MN), 36.52, $10,160 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Saturday, November 2 - #8/#6 Incentive Dalton Wykoff (Davis, OK) / Jose Olivas (El Jebel , CO), 36.31, $8,140 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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he Cowtown Shoot-Out, November 15-17, 2013, took place at the historic Will Rogers Coliseum and welcomed team ropers to town for some excellent USTRC team roping action. The first roping of the weekend was the Open Division. This was the first of The American qualifiers and the event welcomed a slew of Open teams to try their hands at qualifying. Blaine Vick and Brandon Bates teamed up to win the qualifier with a four head Average time of 28.14 seconds. They won $8,200, along with a qualification to The American Semi Finals scheduled for February 21-23, 2014 in Mesquite, Texas. Second place was Josh Torres and Wesley Thorp who

Open Tyler Wade (Terrell, TX) / Kinney Dale Harrell (Marshall, TX), 32.38, $7,048

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pocketed $6,150. Chace Thompson and Tyler Magnus earned $4,100 for their third place finish, while Jesse Harville and Dustin Davis banked $2,050 for placing fourth. These teams along with those placing sixth through tenth in the Average earned a place in The American Semi Finals. Tyler Wade from Terrell, Texas and Kinney Dale Harrell of Marshall, Texas teamed up to win first place in the Average of the Open division with a time of 32.38 seconds on five steers. They won $7,048 plus ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour and trophy Gist spurs. Taking home second place and $4,700 was Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill both from Texas with a time of 33.36 seconds on five steers. Justin Reininger and Mickey Gomez won the Incentive Average. In the #15 Division, the win went to the team of Monte Jack Starns and Ty Arnold from Midway, Texas. The team caught four steers in 28.06 seconds and won $7,768, trophy Gist spurs, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Clay Robertson of Augusta, Montana and Tommy Zuniga from Centerville, Texas. Third place went to Jarrod Cross and Kelly Boswell. Jackie Hobbs from Stephenville, Texas and Paden Bray of Granbury, Texas teamed up to win the #13 Division with a time of 32.25 seconds on four steers. They took home $7,254, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Clay Robertson and Landon Williams. Richard Chaves of Combine, Texas and Coy Brittain from Rockwall, Texas took home third place. The #12 Division was won by the team of Tanner Green and Ross Ashford. They were 31.73 seconds on four steers and won $5,958 trophy Martin saddles and $6,000


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in USTRC Flex Earnings. FLEX EARNINGS – Cowtown Shoot-Out – Ft. Worth, TX Second place was Mason From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Boettcher of East Bernard, Jason Smith......................Fairfield, TX ..............$7,000 Vance Walters ..................Cayuga, TX................$3,000 Texas and Paden Bray with a Clayton Eggers ................Mingus, TX ................$6,000 Whitt Hagaman ................Madisonville, TX ........$3,000 time of 33.47 seconds on four Darren Stoner ..................Fairfield, TX ..............$6,000 Zane Barnes ....................Comanche, TX ..........$3,000 steers. The third place team David Whitlock..................Bells, TX....................$6,000 Bryce Briggs ....................Pilot Point, TX............$2,000 Gary W. Lee......................Ft. Worth, TX..............$6,000 Clay Robertson ................Augusta, MT..............$2,000 was Reno Stoebner and Coy Jered Hollaway ................Carr, CO....................$6,000 Coy Brittain......................Rockwall, TX..............$2,000 Brittain. Caleb Fallin and Rob Foster........................Brock, TX ..................$6,000 Mason Boettcher ..............East Bernard, TX........$2,000 Lance Cornelius won the Abel Deloera ....................Snyder, TX ................$4,000 Paul Eaves ......................Millsap, TX ................$2,000 Alfonso Gonzalez ..............Springtown, TX ..........$4,000 Peyton Walters ..................Cayuga, TX................$2,000 Incentive Average. Art Vasquez ......................Sanger, TX ................$4,000 Adrian Galindo ................Godley, TX ................$1,000 The second day of team Billy Weeks ......................Weatherford, TX ........$4,000 Andrew Hill ......................Corsicana, TX ............$1,000 roping began with the #12 Gold Cesar Ornelas ..................Poolville, TX ..............$4,000 Bubba Hill........................Midway, TX................$1,000 Joe Mitchell ......................Mt. Pleasant, TX ........$4,000 Caleb Fallin ......................Garrison, TX ..............$1,000 Plus. Jorge Galindo and Cesar Paden Bray ......................Granbury, TX..............$4,000 Clay Hurst ........................Walnut Springs, TX ....$1,000 Ornelas won the Average with a Ross Ashford ....................Lott, TX ....................$4,000 Cooper Robertson ............Perrin, TX ..................$1,000 time of 42.30 seconds on four Steve Lindley....................Pittsburg, TX..............$4,000 Cory Smothers..................Santo, TX ..................$1,000 Tanner Green....................Cotulla, TX ................$4,000 Curtis Park ......................Huntsville, TX ............$1,000 steers. They won $2,554, trophy Beau W. Bradley ..............Dimmitt, TX ..............$3,000 Daniel Pennell ..................Weatherford, TX ........$1,000 Gist buckles, and $6,000 in Bing McGuire ..................Wheatland, WY..........$3,000 Douglas Rich....................Herrick, IL ................$1,000 USTRC Flex Earnings. Second Bret Dolan ......................Conroe, TX ................$3,000 Dylan Cosper....................Moody, TX ................$1,000 Cade Dickerson ................Midland, TX ..............$3,000 Dylan Gordon ..................Comanche, OK ..........$1,000 place was Gary Lee from Colton Brittian..................Rockwall, TX..............$3,000 Fidel Valdez ......................Kermit, TX ................$1,000 Ft. Worth, Texas and Jered Elwin Robinson ................Gordonville, TX ..........$3,000 Garrett Reed ....................Snyder, OK................$1,000 Holloway of Carr, Colorado Everardo Guevara ............Weatherford, TX ........$3,000 Jarrod Cross ....................Paradise, TX ..............$1,000 J.P. Miller..........................Nocona, TX................$3,000 Johnryon Foster ................Weikert, PA ..............$1,000 with a time of 47.79 seconds on J.W. Trammell....................Palo Pinto, TX ............$3,000 Justin Reininger ................Seguin, TX ................$1,000 four steers. Jason Smith and Jackie Hobbs ....................Stephenville, TX ........$3,000 Kelly Boswell....................Bridgeport, TX ..........$1,000 Darren Stoner of Fairfield, James Southerland............Ft. Worth, TX..............$3,000 Kyle W. Miller....................Wichita Falls, TX ........$1,000 Jordan Parsley ..................Troup, TX ..................$3,000 Lance Cornelius................Nacogdoches, TX........$1,000 Texas took home third place. Jorge Galindo ..................Godley, TX ................$3,000 Landon Williams ..............Midland, TX ..............$1,000 The Incentive Average went to Justin McCright ................Azle, TX ....................$3,000 Mickey Gomez ..................Holland, TX ..............$1,000 Lee and Hollaway. Monte Jack Starns ............Midway, TX................$3,000 Paul Smith ......................Sanger, TX ................$1,000 Pete White........................Amarillo, TX ..............$3,000 Reno Stoebner..................Bastrop, TX................$1,000 Jordan Parsley from Troup, Ryan Baldwin ..................Gordonville, TX ..........$3,000 Richard Chaves ................Combine, TX..............$1,000 Texas and Colton Brittain from Sam Jackson ....................Springlake, TX ..........$3,000 Ricky Carrasco..................Odessa, TX ................$1,000 Rockwall, Texas partnered up Scott Brooks ....................Rhome, TX ................$3,000 Ron Dahle........................Decatur, TX................$1,000 Shawn Haney ..................Post, TX ....................$3,000 Ronnie Lopez ..................Adkins, TX ................$1,000 to claim the Average title of the Timothy Roelofsen ............Belmond, IA..............$3,000 Tommy Zuniga..................Centerville, TX ..........$1,000 #11 Division. They caught four Travis Galloway ................Conrad, TX ................$3,000 Wyatt Muggli....................Lane, OK ..................$1,000 steers in 34.85 seconds to win Ty Arnold ........................Midway, TX................$3,000 $6,624, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was the Texas team of Rob Foster and Vance Walters won the Average of the Daniel Pennell and Cesar Ornelas. Alfonso Gonzalez and Cole #10 Division with a time of 41.51 seconds on four steers. Henry won third place and Bryce Briggs and Darren Stoner They received $7,424, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 won the Incentive Average. in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Adrian

#15 Handicap Monte Jack Starns (Midway, TX) / Ty Arnold (Midway, TX), 28.06, $7,768 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Galindo from Godley, Texas and Cooper Robertson from Perrin, Texas. The third place team was Abel Deloera and Ronnie Lopez. The Sanger, Texas team of Paul Smith and Art Vasquez won the Incentive Average. The #10 Gold Plus kicked off the final day of the Cowtown Shoot-Out and the win went to the team of Rob Foster from Brock, Texas and Bing McGuire from Wheatland, Wyoming. The team caught four steers in 49.93 seconds and won $4,286, trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Zane Barnes of Comanche, Texas and Pete White from Amarillo, Texas. Third place went to James Southerland and Scott Brooks. Everardo Guevara and Alfonso Gonzalez took home the Incentive Average while David Whitlock and Joe Mitchell won the century bonus. The Texas team of JP Miller and Art Vasquez took home the win of the #9 Division. The team won the Average with a time of 34.88 seconds on four steers. They earned $9,950, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Sam Jackson from Springlake, Texas and Beau Bradley from Dimmitt, Texas with a time of 40.28 seconds on four steers. Third place in the Average was John

Ryon Foster and Peyton Walters. Clayton Eggers and Timothy Roelofsen won the Incentive Average. In the #8 Pick/Draw the winners were Travis Galloway from Conrad, Texas and Bret Dolan of Conroe, Texas. They were 29.18 seconds on three steers and won $4,792, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was the team of David Whitlock and Cade Dickerson. The third place winners were Whitt Hagaman from Madisonville, Texas and J.W. Trammell from Palo Pinto, Texas. The Cowtown Shoot-Out was held in conjunction with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Finals. As the presenting sponsor of the event the APHA awarded cash bonuses totaling $8,000 to the High Money #6 and above and Elite #5 and below roper of the weekend riding a registered paint horse. Needless to say, the hefty cash bonuses attracted many paint horses to the event. However, in the end, the $4,000 cash bonus for the #6 and above category went to Kelly Boswell from Bridgeport, Texas, while Rob Foster claimed the Elite #5 and under $4,000 cash award. Congratulations to all of the winners of the Cowtown Shoot-Out and thank you to the APHA for making the event possible.

#13 Handicap Jackie Hobbs (Stephenville, TX) / Paden Bray (Granbury, TX), 32.25, $7,254 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Tanner Green (Cotulla, TX) / Ross Ashford (Lott, TX), 31.73, $5,958 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#11 Jordan Parsley (Troup, TX) / Colton Brittian (Rockwall, TX), 34.85, $6,624 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#10 Rob Foster (Brock, TX) / Vance Walters (Cayuga, TX), 41.51, $7,424 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Travis Galloway (Conrad, TX) / Bret Dolan (Conroe, TX), 29.18, $4,792 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 J.P. Miller (Nocona, TX) / Art Vasquez (Sanger, TX), 34.88, $9,950 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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They were 28.94 seconds on four steers and earned $3,090, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Reagan Coulter and Tyrell Reynolds with a time of 29.12 seconds on four steers. The third place finishers were Lee Hagler of Ft. Lupton, Colorado and Wade Kreutzer from Le Veta, Colorado. The #13 Division was a great roping. Trey Yates from Pueblo, Colorado teamed up with J. T. Schalla from Avondale, Colorado. They finished with a time of 43.67 seconds on four steers and earned the first place prizes and awards. Yates and Schalla received $4,710, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Justin Ungeheuer and Jimmie Jo Montera and third place was Will Moore and Kolten Keirnes. The final roping of the first day of competition at the Colorado Fall Championships was the #12 Division. The PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

he Colorado Fall Championships held at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado is a great event to attend. The roping took place on November 29 - December 1, 2013 and welcomed team ropers from all over to compete for some great prizes and a wonderful payout. The event began with the Open Division. Ty Blasingame from Ramah, Colorado teamed up with T.J. Watts from Eads, Colorado to win first place in the Average. The duo turned in a time of 35.91 seconds on five steers and won $1,600 plus points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place in the Average went to Jay McNabb of Ulysses, Kansas and Toby Mentzer from Ensign, Kansas. They also won the Incentive Average. The third place finishers were Nick Becker and J.W. Borrego. T.J. Watts teamed up with Trevor Schnaufer from Pueblo, Colorado to win first place in the Average of the #15 Division.

Open Ty Blasingame (Ramah, CO) / T.J. Watts (Eads, CO), 35.91, $1,600

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#15 Handicap T.J. Watts (Eads, CO) / Trevor Schnaufer (Pueblo, CO), 28.94, $3,090 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Colorado team of Mike Robson from Strasburg and Lee Lancaster from Bennett partnered up to win first place in the Average. They were 29.58 seconds on four steers and won $4,260, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Luis Beltran and Federico Pinon. Third place was Darren Ridley and Scott Morlan while fourth place was John Archer and Junior Myers. The Incentive winners were Trenton Turner and Tyler Mattarocci. Sabrina Kruetzer of La Veta, Colorado teamed up with Pake Younger of Grand Junction, Colorado to win first place in the Average of the #12 Gold Plus. The pair roped four steers in 33.38 seconds to win $3,500, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Tammy Ellerman and Younger. The third place team was Bret Wager and Jay Ellerman. Eric Poe and Brendan Hermes won the Incentive Average with a total time of 29.56 seconds on three steers. The century bonus was won by Casey Flynn and Delbert Smith.

FLEX EARNINGS – Colorado Fall Championships – Denver, CO From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Brendan Hermes ..............Fritch, TX ..................$7,000 Chad Ystaas......................Dickinson, ND ..........$7,000 Osmar Hernandez ............Denton, TX ................$7,000 Conner Stephens ..............Rockford, KS ............$6,000 Cruz Acosta ......................Cheyenne, WY ..........$6,000 Pake Younger....................Grand Junction, CO....$6,000 Roger Munger ..................Erie, CO....................$6,000 Teresa Lake......................Cheyenne, WY ..........$6,000 Tracy Lake........................Cheyenne, WY ..........$6,000 Ty Lake............................Cheyenne, WY ..........$6,000 Federico Acosta Pinon ......Cheyenne, WY ..........$5,000 Bruce Barnes....................Maybell, CO ..............$4,000 Dusty Taylor......................Craig, CO..................$4,000 Gilbert Lucero ..................Pueblo, CO ..............$4,000 Kyle Leoffler ....................Flagler , CO ..............$4,000 Mike Malone ....................Carr, CO....................$4,000 Pam Taylor........................Craig, CO..................$4,000 Trenton Turner ..................Springfield, CO..........$4,000 Alyssa Hoffman ................Keenesburg, CO ........$3,000 Bret Wager ......................Denver, CO ..............$3,000 Butch Schara....................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$3,000 Calvin McKlem ................Pueblo West, CO........$3,000 Dan Millett ......................Gill, CO ....................$3,000 Dan Walter ......................Yuma, CO ................$3,000 Denton Taylor ..................Craig, CO..................$3,000 Eric Poe ..........................Sharon Springs, KS....$3,000 Herbert Scheierman ..........Fountain, CO ............$3,000 J.T. Schalla ......................Avondale, CO ............$3,000 Jay Ellerman ....................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$3,000 Joyce Barnes ....................Maybell, CO ..............$3,000 Justin Dean Smith ............Carr, CO....................$3,000 Justin Finley ....................Gem, KS ..................$3,000 Justin Lockwood ..............Kinsley, KS................$3,000 Lee Lancaster ..................Bennett, CO ..............$3,000 Mario Arvizo ....................Yuma, CO ................$3,000 Mike Robson ....................Strasburg, CO............$3,000 Ralph Carty......................Montrose, CO ............$3,000 Rusty Taylor ......................Craig, CO..................$3,000 Sabrina Kreutzer ..............La Veta, CO ..............$3,000 T.J. Watts ..........................Eads, CO ..................$3,000 Tammy Ellerman ..............Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$3,000 Terry Lindner....................Sedalia, CO ..............$3,000 Tom Williams ....................Hillsdale, WY ............$3,000

Trevor Schnaufer ..............Pueblo, CO ..............$3,000 Trey Yates ........................Pueblo, CO ..............$3,000 Tyler Garrison ..................Ft. Collins, CO ..........$3,000 Tyler Wagner ....................Berthoud, CO ............$3,000 Jerry Morrison ..................Buena Vista, CO ........$2,000 Luis A. Beltran..................Denver, CO ..............$2,000 Tyrell Reynolds ................Tribune, KS ..............$2,000 Will Moore ......................Mesa, AZ ..................$2,000 Bob Dineen......................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$1,000 Brian Venn........................Kersey, CO ................$1,000 Cassie Thompson ..............Sterling, CO ..............$1,000 Chris Sherman..................Colby, KS ..................$1,000 Clint Scheller....................Ault, CO....................$1,000 Cutter Barnes ..................Maybell, CO ..............$1,000 D.J. Tidyman ....................Carpenter, WY ..........$1,000 Darren Ridley ..................Las Animas, CO ........$1,000 David Hinman ..................Hay Springs, NE ........$1,000 David Yust ........................Del Norte, CO ..........$1,000 Emilio Vega ......................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$1,000 Eric Martin ......................Aurora, CO................$1,000 J.W. Borrego ....................Weston, CO ..............$1,000 Jay McNabb......................Ulysses, KS ..............$1,000 Jim Bob Weil ....................Kersey, CO ................$1,000 Jimmi Jo Montera..............Greeley, CO ..............$1,000 John Archer ......................Wray, CO ..................$1,000 John Wagner ....................Keenesburg, CO ........$1,000 Junior Myers ....................Wray, CO ..................$1,000 Justin Smith ....................Carpenter, WY ..........$1,000 Justin Ungeheuer ..............Nunn, CO..................$1,000 Ken Clemens ....................Keenesburg, CO ........$1,000 Kolten Keirnes ..................Ft. Morgan, CO ........$1,000 Lance Allen ......................Orchard, CO..............$1,000 Lee Hagler ......................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$1,000 Lonnie Shoemaker............Arvada, CO ..............$1,000 Reagan Coulter ................Colby, KS ..................$1,000 Rusty Britton....................Berthoud, CO ............$1,000 Rusty Lytle ......................Fort Collins, CO ........$1,000 Scott Morlan ....................Las Animas, CO ........$1,000 Scott Sheets ....................Brewster, KS ............$1,000 Taylor R. Thompson ..........Sterling, CO ..............$1,000 Toby Mentzer....................Ensign, KS ................$1,000 Tyler James Mattarocci ......Pueblo, CO ..............$1,000 Wade Kreutzer..................La Veta, CO ..............$1,000

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The win of the #11 Division went to the team of Mike Malone of Carr, Colorado and Chad Ystaas from Dickinson, North Dakota with a time of 33.43 seconds on four steers. They won $5,030, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to the team of Osmar Hernandez and Federico Pinon and third place went to the team of Cassie Thompson and Taylor Thompson. The Incentive champions were Malone and Ystaas. Brendan Hermes and Kyle Leoffler roped their way into the win of the #10 Division. They were 32.57 seconds on four steers and earned $6,950, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Trenton Turner and Conner Stephens. The third place team was Bob Dineen and Brian Venn. Hermes and Leoffler also won the Incentive Average.

The final day of competition at the Colorado Fall Championships began with the #10 Gold Plus Division. The team of Roger Munger and Tracy Lake took first place in the Average along with the Incentive win. Second place was Tresesa Lake and Ty Lake and third place was Ralph Carty and Terry Lindner. Rusty Taylor and Dusty Taylor finished first place in the Average of the #9 Division. They were 34.88 seconds on four steers and won $7,250, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Osmar Hernandez from Denton, Texas and Cruz Acosta of Cheyenne, Wyoming took second and Denton Taylor and Bruce Barnes finished third in the Average. Fourth place went to Rusty Lytle and Rusty Britton. The winners of the Incentive Average were Dan Walter and Mario Arvizo of Yuma, Colorado. The final roping of the Colorado Fall Championships was the #8 Pick/Draw and it provided the perfect conclusion to a great weekend of USTRC team roping. Pam Taylor of Craig, Colorado and Joyce Barnes of Maybell, Colorado finished first place in the Average. They won $4,700, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Calvin McKlem and Tom Williams and third place went to Justin Finley and Conner Stephens.

#13 Trey Yates (Pueblo, CO) / J.T. Schalla (Avondale, CO), 31.67, $4,710 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Mike Robson (Strasburg, CO) / Lee Lancaster (Bennett, CO), 29.58, $4,260 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#11 Mike Malone (Carr, CO) / Chad Ystaas (Dickinson, ND), 33.43, $5,030 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#10 Brendan Hermes (Fritch, TX) / Kyle Leoffler (CO), 32.57, $6,950 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#9 Rusty Taylor (Craig, CO) / Dusty Taylor (Craig, CO), 34.88, $7,250 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Pam Taylor (Craig, CO) / Joyce Barnes (Maybell, CO), 25.86, $4,700 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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akawao, Hawaii and the Piiholo Ranch Arena is the host of the Maui Classic. Rope Maui and Peter Baldwin produced the annual event and it was the perfect Thanksgiving vacation for many mainland team ropers and lots of island ropers. The team of Kevin Daniel and Kevin Hill won the Average of the Open Division and received $1,140 in cash for their efforts. The #15 Division was next on the agenda and the winning

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team was Ross Farias and Kevin Hill. They were 35.57 seconds on four steers and earned $547, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Second place was Shawn Buchanan and York Gill and third place went to Rory Souza and Gill. The #13 Division winners were Shawn Buchanan of Lanai City, Hawaii and Kevin Hill of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. They caught four steers in 47.69 seconds. The feat gave them first


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FLEX EARNINGS – Maui Classic – Makawao, HI From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Ken Miranda ......................Honokaa, HI ........$20,000 Jon Monteaux......................Box Elder, MT ......$15,000 Brad Apo ............................Makawao, HI ........$12,000 Peter Baldwin ....................Makawao, HI ........$12,000 Rory Souza ........................Aukalani, HI ........$12,000 Fred Rice ............................Kamuela, HI ........$10,000 David Sunagawa ................Kaneohe, HI ..........$9,000 Kevin Hill............................Kailua Kona, HI ......$8,000 Shawn Buchanan ................Lanai City, HI ........$8,000 Stan Aylward ......................Kimberley, BC ........$7,000 Corey K. Silva ....................Kapaa,HI................$6,000 Fred Chang ........................Makawao, HI ..........$6,000 Michael Mendes ..................Makawao, HI ..........$6,000 Daniel Miranda ..................Honokaa, HI ..........$5,000 Eric Diego ..........................Kula, HI ................$5,000 Claude Straub ....................Johnson City, TX ......$4,000 John Prito ..........................Haiku, HI ..............$4,000

Kalae Masada ....................Makawao, HI ..........$4,000 Leia Nahenahe Kahaleauki ..Makawao, HI ..........$4,000 Ashley Borsum ....................Haiku, HI ..............$3,000 Jason Offutt ........................Pukalani, HI ..........$3,000 Kathleen Souza ..................Pukalani, HI ..........$3,000 Louis Cambra......................Makawao, HI ..........$3,000 Patrick Borge ......................Kihei, HI ................$3,000 Robert Carvalho ..................Makawao, HI ..........$3,000 Ross Farias..........................Kapaa, HI ..............$3,000 Allan Mendes ......................Kahului, HI ............$2,000 Daniel Jacintho....................Haiku, HI ..............$2,000 Keven Daniel ......................Stephenville, TX ......$2,000 York Gill..............................Stephenville, TX ......$2,000 Amanda Borsum ................Haiku, HI ..............$1,000 Kaile Jacobson ....................Haiku, HI ..............$1,000 Kelly Boy Medeiros..............Kailua Kona, HI ......$1,000 Travis Mendes ....................Makawao, HI ..........$1,000

Open Keven Daniel (Stephenville, TX) / Kevin Hill (Kailua Kona, HI), 40.37, $1,140

place, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Rory Souza from Aukalani, Hawaii and Brad Apo of Makawao, Hawaii. The third place finishers were Kelly Boy Medeiros and Kevin Hill. The #12 Division winners were Claude Straub and Brad Apo as they caught four steers in a time of 29.77 seconds. The win was worth $951, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Shawn Buchanan and Michael Mendes from Lanai City and Makawao, Hawaii. The third place team was Buchanan and Allan Mendes. Straub and Apo were also the Incentive champions. The #12 Gold Plus Division was the first roping of the second day of competition at the Maui Classic. When it was all said and done, the team of Fred Rice and Brad Apo won the Average with a time of 40.52 seconds on four steers. They took home first place prize money, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Peter Baldwin and Ken Miranda from Makawao and Honokaa, Hawaii were second place and the third place team was Rice and Miranda. The team of Baldwin and Miranda also won the Incentive Average. The #11 Division was next on the agenda and the winning

#15 Handicap Ross Farias (Kapaa, HI) / Kevin Hill (Kailua Kona, HI), 35.57, $547 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

team was Jon Monteaux from Box Elder, Montana and Eric Diego of Kula, Hawaii. They were 51.18 seconds on four steers and earned $892 in cash, $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Second place was Daniel Miranda and Brad Apo and third place went to Daniel Jacintho and Rory Souza. The #10 Division champions were Stan Aylward and SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 75


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Michael Mendes as they finished the roping with a time of 38.11 seconds on four steers. They won $1,124, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Trystin Hooper and Rory Souza with a time of 47.08 seconds on four and third place went to Leahi Poouahi and Leia Nahenahe Kahaleauki. The Incentive winners of the #10 Division were Aylward and Mendes. The last day of the Mauii Classic kicked off with the #10 Gold Plus Division. Peter Baldwin and Ken Miranda took home first place money, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. They also won the Incentive Average. John Monteaux and Corey Silva were second place. Monteaux and David Sunagawa were third. Robert Carvalho from Makawao, Hawaii and Rory Souza from Aukalani, Hawaii won the Average in the #9 Division. They completed the roping with a time of 42.93 on four steers and earned $1,712, plus trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jason Offutt and Kalae Masada and third place went to Kaile Jacobson and Daniel Jacintho. The team of Stan Aylward and John Prito won the

Incentive Average. The final roping of the Maui Classic was the #8 Pick/Draw. Patrick Borge and Kalae Masada were 33.45 seconds on three steers and won the Average. The win gave the team $1597, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Ashley Borsum and Kathleen Souza and they received $1,198, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Third place was Fred Chang and David Sunagawa. The Maui Classic came to a close and it was an experience that many ropers will not soon forget. Piiholo Ranch and the Rope Maui Crew welcomed team roping competitors and their families with open arms. They traveled far and wide to enjoy the Maui Classic and a slice of paradise.

#13 Handicap Shawn Buchanan (Lanai City, HI) / Kevin Hill (Kailua Kona, HI), 47.69, $821 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Claude Straub (Johnson City, TX) / Brad Apo (Makawao, HI), 29.77, $951 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#11 Jon Monteaux (Box Elder, MT) / Eric Diego (Kula, HI), 51.18, $892 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#10 Stan Aylward (Kimberley, BC) / Michael Mendes (Makawao, HI), 38.11, $1,124 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Robert Carvalho (Makawao, HI) / Rory Souza (Aukalani, HI), 42.93, $1,712 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Patrick Borge (Kihei, HI) / Kalae Masada (Makawao, HI), 33.45, $1,597 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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The Gold Buckle Championships $142,860 $92,140 $9,552 71.2%

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rock Hanson from Casa Grande, Arizona teamed up with Cesar DeLaCruz from Tuscon, Arizona to win first place in the Average of the Open Division. They were 37.20 on five steers and earned $2,660. Second place was Chance Kelton and Shad Chadwick with a time of 39.11 seconds on five steers. Third place was Dustin Bird and Derick Fleming both from Montana. The Incentive winners were Jerome Hutchison and Chance Whitworth. In the In the #15 Division the team of Victor Begay from Seba Dalkai, Arizona and Jake Minor from Ellensburg, Washington teamed up to win first place in the Average with a time of 26.11 seconds on four steers. They earned $3,300, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Brooks Dahozy and Daniel Ibarra with a time of 26.38 seconds on four steers. Chaz Kananen and Kolt Campbell finished in third place. Witt Crowser from New Underwood, South Dakota and Jeff Thorstenson from Surprise, Arizona were the high team back in the #13 Division. They caught their final steer in 8.08 seconds and finished the roping with a time of 31.66 seconds on four steers. The pairing won Open $3,980, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Brock Hanson (Casa Grande, AZ) / Cesar DeLaCruz (Tucson, AZ), 37.2, $2,660 Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Sammy Jo Fernlund from Bonanza, Oregon and Jason steers. They won $4,220, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in Duby from Nampa, Idaho. Third place went to Shawn Wexler USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ross Gosney and and Kyle Conway. Terry Edgmon with a time of 35.80 seconds on four steers. Shawn Wexler used his momentum from the #13 and Third place in the Average was Jim Wales and John Bassett. carried forth into the #12 Division. He and partner Clyde Neil Bartelson and Willy Kelton won the Incentive Average. Gasser both from Wickenburg, Arizona were high team back. The second day of the Gold Buckle began with the #12 Gold They were 8.29 seconds in the short round and finished first Plus. Lee Banning from Laveen, Arizona and Glen Crane from place in the Average with a time of 34.36 seconds on four Buckeye, Arizona were high team back. They were 8.02 80 / JANUARY 2014


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#15 Handicap Victor Begay (Seba Dalkai, AZ) / Jake Minor (Ellensburg, WA), 26.11, $3,300 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

seconds on their final steer and finished the roping on top with a time of 37.99 seconds on four steers. The pair won $1,380, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex earnings. Second place went to Tony Farella and Richard Lightcap, while third place was Kailey Freed and Joseph Kimball. Kyle and Pete Mickelson won the Incentive Average. Dallas Chavez from Queen Creek, Arizona and Steven Daniels from Parker, Arizona were the winners of the #11 Division. They were 33.28 seconds on four steers and earned $3,970, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Fred Ennist and Eduardo Aranda with a time of 36.07 seconds on four steers. Third place was Nahum Arana and Jesus Hernandez. Macy Fuller and Cameron Irwin won first in the Incentive Average. The final roping of the day was the #10 Division. Kurt Lorensen from Queen Creek, Arizona and Tiny Bradford from Whitehall, Montana finished first place in the Average with a time of 33.99

FLEX EARNINGS – The Gold Buckle Championships – Litchfield Park, AZ From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Dallas Chavez ..................Queen Creek, AZ .....$13,000 Pete Magill ......................Surprise, AZ ..............$7,000 Bill Nevill ........................Iola, TX......................$6,000 Greg Singletary ................Surprise, AZ ..............$6,000 Herb Snow ......................Virginia, IL ................$6,000 Kyle Mickelson..................Flagstaff, AZ..............$6,000 Clay Cherry ......................Stanfield, AZ .............$5,000 Gilbert Garside ................Prescott, AZ...............$5,000 Bryce Stodghill ................Pine, AZ....................$4,000 Glen Crane ......................Buckeye, AZ ..............$4,000 Kenny Wagley ..................Buckeye, AZ ..............$4,000 Sam Garside ....................Prescott, AZ...............$4,000 Shawn Wexler ..................Wickenburg, AZ .........$4,000 Andres Molinar ................Glendale, AZ .............$3,000 Bob Scott ........................Queen Creek, AZ .......$3,000 Bruce Teague....................Globe, AZ..................$3,000 Clyde Gasser ....................Wickenburg, AZ .........$3,000 Dick Churchill ..................Queen Creek, AZ .......$3,000 Jacob Auza ......................Casa Grande, AZ........$3,000 Jake Minor ......................Ellensburg, WA ..........$3,000 Jake Wright ......................Tucson, AZ.................$3,000 Jeff Thorstenson ................Surprise, AZ ..............$3,000 Jim Randle ......................Okotoka,AB...............$3,000 Jody Crane ......................Avondale, AZ .............$3,000 Joseph Kimball ................Higley, AZ..................$3,000 Kailey Freed ....................Morgan, UT ...............$3,000 Kurt Lorensen ..................Queen Creek, AZ .......$3,000 Lee Banning ....................Laveen, AZ................$3,000 Linda Teague ....................Globe, AZ..................$3,000 Mike Gregg ......................Cloquet, MN..............$3,000 Pete Mickelson ................Flagstaff, AZ..............$3,000 Richard Anderson ............Mesa, AZ...................$3,000 Richard Lightcap ..............Wittman, AZ ..............$3,000 Robert Murphy Gosney......Bayfield, CO..............$3,000 Shelley Pendergast............Waddell, AZ...............$3,000 Steven Daniels ................Parker, AZ .................$3,000 Tiny Bradford ..................Whitehall, MT............$3,000 Tony Farella......................Newcastle, WY ...........$3,000 Victor Begay ....................Seba Dalkai, AZ.........$3,000 Witt Crowser ....................New Underwood, SD..$3,000

Daniel Ibarra ....................Klamath Falls, OR......$2,000 Eduardo Aranda ..............Kirkland, AZ ..............$2,000 Nahum Aranda ................Kirkland, AZ ..............$2,000 Ross Gosney ....................Bayfield, CO..............$2,000 Sammy Jo Fernlund ..........Bonanza, OR .............$2,000 Brooks Dahozy ................Warm Springs, OR .....$1,000 Cameron Irwin..................Buffalo, WY ...............$1,000 Chance Cherry..................Stanfield, AZ .............$1,000 Chance Whitworth ............Casa Grande, AZ........$1,000 Chaz Kananen ..................Roy, MT ....................$1,000 Don Brown ......................Tonopah, AZ ..............$1,000 E.J. Kaufman ....................Winslow, AZ...............$1,000 Earl Higgins ....................Phoenix, AZ...............$1,000 Fred Ennist ......................Aguila, AZ .................$1,000 Janet Mickelson ................Flagstaff, AZ..............$1,000 Jason Boegle ....................Fernley, NV................$1,000 Jason Duby ......................Nampa, ID ................$1,000 Jerome Hutchison ............Watford City, ND........$1,000 Jerry Stutts ......................Kailua Kona, HI .........$1,000 Jesus Hernandez ..............Phoenix, AZ...............$1,000 Jim Wales ........................Queen Creek, AZ .......$1,000 Jim Williams ....................Kingman, AZ .............$1,000 John Bassett ....................Dewey, AZ.................$1,000 Jordan Olson ....................Surprise, AZ ..............$1,000 Kolt Campbell ..................Kingman, AZ .............$1,000 Kyle Conway ....................Casa Grande, AZ........$1,000 Kyle Roberts ....................Durango, CO .............$1,000 Macy Fuller ......................Wittmann, AZ ............$1,000 Mark Scheller ..................Ault, CO....................$1,000 Mike Fuller ......................Wittmann, AZ ............$1,000 Neil Bartelson ..................Parshall, ND ..............$1,000 Paul Brashears ................Cave Creek, AZ..........$1,000 Peg Williams ....................Kingman, AZ .............$1,000 Philip Fleming..................Worden, MT ..............$1,000 Richard Mayfield ..............Litchfield Park, AZ......$1,000 Riley Wilson......................Babb, MT ..................$1,000 Robyn Freberg ..................El Mirage, AZ ............$1,000 Terry Edgmon ..................Fallon, NV .................$1,000 Trey Nowlin ......................Casa Grande, AZ........$1,000 Willy Kelton......................Mayer, AZ..................$1,000

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seconds on four steers. They took home $3,450, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Dallas Chavez and Glen Crane with a time of 38.47 seconds on four steers. Third place in the Average was Peg Williams and Earl Higgins. E.J. Kaufman and Bryce Stodghill were the Incentive winners. The last day of The Gold Buckle began with the #10 Gold Plus. Linda and Bruce Teague came from the sixth call back position to win first place in the Average. They were 55.57 seconds on four steers and won $2,040, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Greg Singletary and Pete Magill. They also won the Incentive Average. Third place went to Bill Nevill and Herb Snow, as they also won the century bonus.

Dallas Chavez and Jacob Auza teamed up to win first place in the #9 Division. They were 42.32 seconds on four steers and earned $4,080, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to Pete Magill and Trey Nowlin with a time of 43.80 seconds on four steers. Third place was Clay Cherry and Gilbert Garside. They also won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Dallas Chavez carried his winning ways into the #8 as he finished first and fourth in the Average. Chavez and Richard Anderson won first place and took home $1,890, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jake Wright and Bryce Stodghill and third went to Shelley Pendergrast and Sam Garside.

#13 Handicap Witt Crowser (New Underwood, SD) / Jeff Thorstenson (Surprise, AZ), 31.66, $3,980 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Shawn Wexler (Wickenburg, AZ) / Clyde Gasser (Wickenburg, AZ), 34.36, $4,220 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#11 Dallas Chavez (Queen Creek, AZ) / Steven Daniels (Parker, AZ), 33.28, $3,970 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#10 Kurt Lorensen (Queen Creek, AZ) / Tiny Bradford (Whitehall, MT), 33.99, $3,450 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Dallas Chavez (Queen Creek, AZ) / Jacob Auza (Casa Grande, AZ), 42.32, $4,080 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Dallas Chavez (Queen Creek, AZ) / Richard Anderson (Mesa, AZ), 27.78, $1,890 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Open Seth Hall (Fairacres, NM) / Eddie Nieto (Los Lunas, NM), 40.6, $1,198

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eam roping is a popular sport in New Mexico and especially around the Albuquerque area. The Duke City Classic produced by Zamora Roping Productions took place right after Thanksgiving on November 29 thru December 1, 2013. Team ropers enjoyed the competition inside the Horseman’s Arena. The first roping of the weekend was the Open Division. Seth Hall from Fairacres, New Mexico teamed up with Eddie Nieto of Los Lunas, New Mexico to win the Average. The pair roped five steers in 40.60 seconds and received $1,198 plus points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place was the team of Bode Baize and Corban Livingston with a time of 84 / JANUARY 2014

49.23 seconds on five steers. Third place went to Chance Keihne and Reno Eddy. The Incentive winners of the roping were Baize and Livingston. The champions of the #15 Division were Bode Baize of Anthony, New Mexico and Pedro Maestas from Tome, New Mexico. They were 30.10 seconds on four steers and won $2,344, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Seth Hall and Justin Marquez from. Third place was Robert Ansley from Moriarty, New Mexico and Eddie Nieto. The Sanford, Colorado team of Cord Crowther and Taten Koenig were the champions of the #13 Division. A total of


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#15 Bode Baize (Anthony, NM) / Pedro Maestas (Tome, NM), 30.1, $2,344 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #13 Cord Crowther (Sanford, CO) / Taten Koenig (Sanford, CO), 31.93, $2,712 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

31.93 seconds on four steers gave them first place in the Average and earned them $2,712, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Cyle and Joaquin Huntington. Sharp and Corban Livingston and third place was Bill Macy Devenport and Clarence Platero won first place in McDowell and Cooper Wimberly. the Average of the #11 Division. They were 34.40 seconds on The team of Kade Elkins of Grants, New Mexico and four steers and earned $4,732, trophy Gist buckles and Joaquin Huntington from Hesperus, Colorado took home first place in the Average of the #12 Division. They were 35.06 FLEX EARNINGS – Duke City Classic – Albuquerque, NM seconds on four steers and From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) earned $2,910, trophy Gist Matthew Gutierrez ............Estancia, NM ..........$11,000 Roberto Montoya ..............Los Lunas, NM..........$3,000 buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Kade Elkins ......................Grants, NM ..............$9,000 Shannon Killingsworth ......Las Cruces, NM ........$3,000 Flex Earnings. Second place Eli Enriquez......................Pecos, NM ................$6,000 Tanner McRae ..................Artesia, NM ..............$3,000 Faron Candelaria ..............Isleta, NM ................$6,000 Taten Koenig ....................Sanford, CO ..............$3,000 was Elkins and Chance Kiehne John Hawkins ..................Santa Fe, NM ............$6,000 Tommy Gililland................Tularosa, NM ............$3,000 and third place went to Tyler John Hudgens ..................Santa Teresa, NM ......$6,000 Tony Trujillo ......................Ponderosa, NM..........$3,000 Plant and Pedro Maestas. The Jose Mendiaz....................Santa Fe, NM ............$6,000 Cyle Sharp ......................Clovis, NM ................$2,000 Jose Ortega ......................Santa Fe, NM ............$6,000 Justin Marquez..................Bozeman, MT............$2,000 Incentive champions of the Juan Carpio ......................Santa Fe, NM ............$6,000 Larry Cohorn ....................Las Cruces, NM ........$2,000 roping were Andrew Jeffers and Bode Baize ......................Anthony, NM ............$5,000 Lydia Ulibarri....................Las Vegas, NM ..........$2,000 Cavin Jacobs. Cavin Jacobs ....................Estancia, NM ............$5,000 Marty Valencia ..................Las Vegas, NM ..........$2,000 Chuck Thompson ..............Moriarty, NM ............$4,000 AJ Sandoval......................Cuba, NM ................$1,000 Ab Hendley and Randy David Wimberly ................Moriarty, NM ............$4,000 Alejandro Gandara............El Paso, TX ................$1,000 Sanchez teamed up to win Fernando Gonzales............Questa, NM ..............$4,000 Anthony Trujillo ................Ponderosa, NM..........$1,000 first place in the Average of Pedro Maestas..................Tome, NM ................$4,000 Bill McDowell ..................Clayton, NM..............$1,000 Randy Sanchez ................Jarales, NM ..............$4,000 Bobby Armijo ..................Seboyeta, NM ..........$1,000 the #12 Gold Plus Division. Travis Regensberg ............Las Vegas, NM ..........$4,000 Carlos Muniz ....................Albuquerque, NM ......$1,000 They finished the roping with Ab Hendley ......................Friona, TX..................$3,000 Chris Perez ......................Encino, NM ..............$1,000 a time of 41.72 seconds on Andrew Jeffers ..................Des Moines, NM........$3,000 Cooper Wimberly ..............Estancia, NM ............$1,000 Carlos Baca......................Anton Chico, NM ......$3,000 Eddie Nieto ......................Los Lunas, NM..........$1,000 four steers. That earned them Charles Tenorio, Sr.............Moriarty, NM ............$3,000 Faustino Enriquez ............Santa Fe, NM ............$1,000 $1,486, trophy Gist buckles Clarence Platero ..............Canoncito, NM ..........$3,000 Gene Aragon ....................Grants, NM ..............$1,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Corban Livingston ............El Paso, TX ................$3,000 Joel Rivera ......................Santa Fe, NM ............$1,000 Cord Crowther..................Sanford, CO ..............$3,000 John Garcia ......................Springer, NM ............$1,000 Earnings. Second place was Glenn McReynolds ............El Paso, TX ................$3,000 Johnny Garcia ..................Bernalillo, NM ..........$1,000 the New Mexico team of Jace Davis ........................Capitan, NM ............$3,000 Jose Mendiaz Coronado ....Santa Fe, NM ............$1,000 Travis Regensberg and Joaquin Huntington ..........Hesperus, CO ............$3,000 Kyle Encinias....................Los Lunas, NM..........$1,000 Lonnie Wright ..................Moriarty, NM ............$3,000 Robert Ansley ..................Moriarty, NM ............$1,000 Fernando Gonzales and third Luke Hisel........................Clovis, NM ................$3,000 Robert Orozco ..................Horizon, TX ..............$1,000 place was Jose Ortega and Macy Devenport ..............Portales, NM ............$3,000 Russell Sullivan ................Peralta, NM ..............$1,000 Charles Tenorio, Sr. The Martin Molina ..................Seboyeta, NM ..........$3,000 Seth Hall..........................Fairacres, NM ............$1,000 Mathew Borrego ..............Las Vegas, NM ..........$3,000 Tyler Plant........................Los Lunas, NM..........$1,000 Incentive winners were Nicky Delgado ..................Las Cruces, NM ........$3,000 Walt Eddy ........................Gallup, NM ..............$1,000 Matthew Gutierrez and Cavin Rex Hawkins ....................Santa Teresa, NM ......$3,000 Jacobs. 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$6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to Alejandro Gandara and Robert Orozco and third place was Travis Regensberg and Fernando Gonzales. Matthew Gutierrez and Chris Perez won the Incentive Average with a time of 31.57 on three steers. Tanner McRae from Artesia, New Mexico teamed up with Jace Davis from Capitan, New Mexico to win first place in the Average of the #10 Division. The pair took home $4,804, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Johnny Garcia from Bernalillo, New Mexico and Anthony Trujillo from Ponderosa, New Mexico. The third place team was Chuck Thompson and Lonnie Wright. The Incentive win went to Andrew Jeffers and Marty Valencia. The champions of the #10 Gold Plus Division were Matthew Gutierrez and Faron Candelaria. They were 40.96 on four steers and took home $1,640, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was David

Wimberly and Tommy Gililland. Third place was John Hudgens and Rex Hawkins. The Incentive was won by Gutierrez and Candelaria.Eli Enriquez and John Hawkins were the champions of the #9 Division. They were 41.23 seconds on four steers and won $4,622, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to the Santa Fe, New Mexico team of Jose Mendiaz Coronado and Joel Rivera. The third place finish went to Lydia Ulibarri and Faustino Enriquez. The Incentive Average was won by Eli Enriquez and Hawkins. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. The team of Martin Molina of Seboyeta, New Mexico and Juan Carpio from Santa Fe, New Mexico won first place in the roping and took home $3,330, trophy Gist buckles and $6000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tony Trujillo and Jose Mendiaz and third place went to Luke Hisel of Clovis, New Mexico and Roberto Montoya from Los Lunas, New Mexico.

#12 Kade Elkins (Grants, NM) / Joaquin Huntington (Hesperus, CO), 35.06, $2,910 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#11 Macy Devenport (Portales, NM) / Clarence Platero (Canoncito, NM), 34.4, $4,732 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#10 Tanner McRae (Artesia, NM) / Jace Davis (Capitan, NM), 34.79, $4,804 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Eli Enriquez (Pecos, NM) / John Hawkins (Santa Fe, NM), 41.23, $4,622 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 Pick Draw Martin Molina (Seboyeta, NM) / Juan Carpio (Santa Fe, NM), 31.34, $3,330 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 87


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By the Numbers

continued from page 14

2012/2013 USTRC Cinch National Finals Number of Checks Received and Money Won by State Sorted By Money Won 2013 $ Rank 2013 State 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

Total

# of Ropers

# of Checks

2012 2013 2012

2013

410 246 58 54 35 21 56 27 58 12 12 36 2 10 11 9 2 13 4 14 11 2 8

431 235 44 27 45 24 52 22 49 18 18 37 9 12 8 8 10 16 12 17 15 6 9 2 8 10 3 9 1 2 1 1 1 1 1

TX OK AR NM CO AZ KS NE LA FL UT

1,202 832 169 172 124 91 252 76 108 47 28 MO 137 IL 11 NV 13 GA 18 SD 29 WY 14 AL 29 IA 65 MS 43 CA 20 MN 7 TN 41 NC 2 Brazil 7 HI 11 ND 13 ID 11 IN 7 KY 10 MI 10 MT 8 OH 5 Jalisco, MX 0 AB 2 MD 2 VA 2 CT 3 DE 1 Italy 0 NY 3 OR 3 PA 5 SC 7 SK 1 WA 3 WI 12 3,656

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1,206 907 173 158 132 91 252 66 88 43 28 120 13 17 19 23 29 42 44 49 25 12 29 6 9 8 14 11 6 6 10 11 4 1 3 2 4 0 0 3 3 3 2 8 3 3 6 3,692

5 4 4 2 5 3 1 1

4

2 3 1 4 2 6 1,158

1,164

Money Won

Average Check

2012

2013

2012

2013

$1,530,675 $816,350 $239,750 $314,430 $131,665 $37,810 $172,050 $189,950 $267,750 $13,775 $59,320 $63,250 $13,150 $68,350 $38,025 $22,100 $1,200 $67,450 $5,950 $34,950 $43,250 $1,200 $25,200 $0 $0 $14,450 $2,200 $6,350 $9,800 $12,800 $0 $1,000 $600

$1,739,430 $1,006,520 $248,400 $195,750 $194,400 $192,010 $155,400 $146,650 $146,000 $130,050 $112,550 $98,500 $93,550 $58,710 $56,340 $55,750 $53,450 $51,450 $44,050 $42,700 $40,650 $35,400 $31,240 $26,150 $23,950 $21,200 $16,850 $10,400 $700 $700 $700 $700 $700 $600 $250 $0 $0

$3,733 $3,318 $4,134 $5,823 $3,762 $1,800 $3,072 $7,035 $4,616 $1,148 $4,943 $1,757 $6,575 $6,835 $3,457 $2,456 $600 $5,188 $1,488 $2,496 $3,932 $600 $3,150

$4,036 $4,283 $5,645 $7,250 $4,320 $8,000 $2,988 $6,666 $2,980 $7,225 $6,253 $2,662 $10,394 $4,893 $7,043 $6,969 $5,345 $3,216 $3,671 $2,512 $2,710 $5,900 $3,471 $13,075 $2,994 $2,120 $5,617 $1,156 $700 $350 $700 $700 $700 $600 $250

$500 $0 $0 $4,600 $0 $5,250 $4,300 $500 $52,900 $0 $11,300 $9,250 $4,293,400

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,031,850

$2,890 $550 $1,588 $4,900 $2,560 $333 $600 $500

$ Rank 2012

Money Won per Roper

Checks Won per Roper

Money Difference ‘12 to ‘13

1 2 5 3 8 16 7 6 4 21 12 11 22 9 15 19 33 10 28 17 14 33 18

$1,442 $1,110 $1,436 $1,239 $1,473 $2,110 $617 $2,222 $1,659 $3,024 $4,020 $821 $7,196 $3,454 $2,965 $2,424 $1,843 $1,225 $1,001 $871 $1,626 $2,950 $1,077 $4,358 $2,661 $2,650 $1,204 $945 $117 $117 $70 $64 $175

0.36 0.26 0.25 0.17 0.34 0.26 0.21 0.33 0.56 0.42 0.64 0.31 0.69 0.71 0.42 0.35 0.34 0.38 0.27 0.35 0.60 0.50 0.31 0.33 0.89 1.25 0.21 0.82 0.17 0.33 0.10 0.09 0.25

$208,755 $190,170 $8,650 -$118,680 $62,735 $154,200 -$16,650 -$43,300 -$121,750 $116,275 $53,230 $35,250 $80,400 -$9,640 $18,315 $33,650 $52,250 -$16,000 $38,100 $7,750 -$2,600 $34,200 $6,040 $26,150 $23,950 $6,750 $14,650 $4,050 -$9,100 -$12,100 $700 -$300 $100

$83 $0 $0 $0

0.33

-$250 $0

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,363

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

20 32 27 25 23 35 36 37

$1,150

30

$2,625 $1,433 $500 $13,225

29 31 37 13

$5,650 $1,542 $3,708

24 26 $3,795

*Figures in red were ranked in the Top Five of their column

-$4,600 $0

0.00 0.00 0.36

-$5,250 -$4,300 -$500 -$52,900 $0 -$11,300 -$9,250 $738,450


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Now let’s switch from how much money states won to how many checks they earned. The results are in two tables “Top Five States at USTRC Finals by Per Capita Checks Rank State Per Capita Earned Less than 25 Ropers Sent” and “Checks Earned HI 1.25 1 More than 25 Ropers Sent”. Brazil 0.89 2 This is an excellent indication ID 0.82 2 of the overall quality of a given NV 0.71 4 state’s ropers. Just because one IL 0.69 5 or two teams won big money does not translate into a state that sent a lot of successful ropers. But states that were high on the list of check getters, do. So let’s look at the Top Five of states in the check getting department in those two categories - states that sent less than 25 ropers to the Finals and states that sent over 25 ropers. And please remember, when I say states, I mean provinces and countries as well. I separated the two, again, because the fewer the number of ropers, the more the results can give a false impression of the success of the states. You might not have noticed but all of the Top Five states in the “Per Capita Checks Earned Less than 25 Ropers Sent” CR category had better numbers than the “Top Five states with 25 or More Ropers Sent”. The lowest on the Top Five less than 25 list was Illinois with a mark of 0.69 Checks Won per Roper which was higher than the best mark of the 25 or More Ropers

Top Five States at USTRC Finals by Per Capita Checks Earned - Less than 25 Ropers Sent

Sent, Utah with 0.64. Top Five States Tops in the Less than 25 at USTRC Finals Ropers Sent category was by Per Capita Checks Hawaii. They sent 8 ropers in Earned - 25 or more 2013 and earned 10 checks, for Ropers Sent a mark of 1.25, making them Rank State Per Capita the only state that took home more checks than the number UT 0.64 1 of ropers sent. Big kudos go to CA 0.60 2 our 2nd place “state” - Brazil. LA 0.56 2 The boys from Brazil did real FL 0.42 4 well as their 9 ropers earned 8 AL 0.38 5 checks for a mark of 0.89. And you thought Brazil only had good bull riders. Wrong! The top state in the over 25 ropers sent category was Utah with a rating of 0.64. Utah has some very good and consistent ropers! Not only was Utah at the top in this category, they were also 3rd in the Top Ten In Money Won per Roper. This is the fourth year in a row Utah has been in the Top Five in this category, winning it in 2010 and 2011 then placing 3rd in 2012. Now that’s consistency! California’s 25 ropers were second, earning 15 checks (0.45) while Louisiana’s 88 ropers were third earning 49 checks (0.56). Florida was 4thCRX’D and Alabama was fifth. VSA IN HOUSE PROOF Oh, and one last thing when you are looking at the Big Table. You’ll notice some of the figures are in red. That denotes the states that finished in the Top Five in that particular column. ■

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Colorado Fall Championships 10 to 12 7 to 9 Heriberto Vasquez Diego Meraz Cort McBride Roan Weil

Duke City Classic 10 to 12 7 to 9 Tyler Chee T.J. Bitsie

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The Gold Buckle 10 to 12 7 to 9 6 and Under Antonio Aranda Denton Dunning Gavin Hershberger

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IN MEMORIUM

Dale "Tuffy" Cooper Roping fans are mourning over the loss of Dale “Tuffy” Cooper, a former college champion and the patriarch of one of pro rodeo’s royal families. Cooper died on November 17 at his home in Monument, N.M. He was 88. Cooper’s son, Roy, who lives in the North Texas town of Decatur, is an eighttime world champion. His other son, Clay Tom, twice qualified for National Finals Rodeo as a tie-down roper, according to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. His grandsons Clint, Clif and Tuf (all three of whom reside in Decatur) have a combined 14 NFR qualifications as tiedown ropers. Tuf is the defending world champion. His daughter, the late Betty Gayle Cooper-Ratliff, won multiple tiedown roping and all-around championships in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Tuffy Cooper, an inductee in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in

G. Byndum Duvall G. Byndum Duvall of Quinton, Oklahoma was born January 6, 1928 in Pope County, Arkansas to George Washington and Blanche Octavia (Bowden) Duvall and passed away November 7, 2013 in Stigler, Oklahoma at the age of 85. Mr. Duvall is survived by his wife, Vivian Duvall of the home; two daughters, Janet Russell and husband, Ollie, of Enterprise, Oklahoma and Linda Van Wyk and husband, Michael, of Vian, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Deaton and wife, Paula; Ranette Powell and husband, Randy; Darren Duvall, Deanna Smith and husband, D.J.; Melissa Johnson, Michael Spears, and Beth Gray; 17 great grandchildren, Kaci, Kamron, Chase, Jessie, Shain, Chelcie, Jason, 92 / JANUARY 2014

Oklahoma City and the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, was widely respected as a teacher of the sport, an announcer, rodeo judge and radio reporter. He also was featured on panel discussions at the National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock. As a student at the University of New Mexico, Cooper helped found the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. He was the tie-down roping reserve champion at the first College

National Finals Rodeo in San Francisco in 1949 and won the title in 1950. As a member of the PRCA, he won roping titles at numerous rodeos including Tucson, Albuquerque and Lubbock. He was also a member of the United States Team Roping Championships and enjoyed traveling to team roping events all across the United States. He won many titles and was well respected in the team roping world. After retiring from competition, Cooper served as a spokesman for the PRCA, wrote occasional columns for the ProRodeo Sports News and, in 1994, published a booklet of cowboy sayings called, “If You Ride a Slow Horse, You Need a Long Rope.” In lieu of flowers, the Cooper family has formally requested memorial donations be made to: The Cooper Rodeo Foundation, Attn: Tuffy Dale Cooper Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 457, Decatur, Texas, 76234.

Trenton, Madison, Brooklyn, Chloe, Garrett, Kendall, Brandon, Blake, Cody and Carson; 11 great-great grandchildren, Tracker, Sawyer, Gavyn, Ava, Jaden, Kylie, Remington, Will, Maddy, Vivian and Brandon Jr.; many loving relatives and a host close of friends. Byndum was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Doyle Duvall; and one grandson, Brian Scott Duvall; four sisters; two brothers, and his parents. Byndum made Quinton his home at the age of three, moving from Pope County, Arkansas. On May 28, 1945 he married the love of his life, Vivian Peters, resulting in 68 years of marriage. In 1964, Byndum started the family business known as Duvall Minnows from which he never really retired. He was an outdoorsman and

an avid rancher. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and rope. He didn’t rope merely for the satisfaction of loving it, he also roped because he was a very competitive individual. That competitiveness resulted in his being awarded the title of a Champion roper in 2003. A God-fearing man he was, Byndum attended GracePointe Church in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Byndum was a phenomenal father, grandfather, family member and friend. A beautiful soul that will be missed immensely. Funeral services were Monday, November 11, 2013 at Faith Community Church with Rev. Melvin Gray and Rev. Donnie Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory of Stigler.


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Matthew Ryan Ramirez Matthew Ryan Ramirez, “Bucket,� passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 in Cotulla, Texas. He was born on July 21, 1987 in Harlingen, Texas to Joel and Belinda Ramirez. After graduating from Johnny G. Economedes High School in 2005, he attended South Texas College and graduated in May of 2013 as a Diesel Mechanic. Since the age of eight, Matthew had a passion for team roping and won many prizes from buckles to horse trailers to even a truck at the age of 15. He was a member of the United States Team Roping Championships and enjoyed the sport to the fullest. He also loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and his new joy in life,

Isabella. He is survived by his parents Joel and Belinda, wife Reyna Salazar, daughters: Evelyn Anchondo and Isabella Mae Ramirez, siblings: Aliana Ramirez and Ramsey James Ramirez, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Riding Herd by Lee Pitts

Everett’s First Day “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Carl Sandburg

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verett Wood spent his first full day on earth today and he got off to a great start. He was a little late getting here but, boy oh boy, was he ever worth the wait. Everyone who came to the hospital to coo, tickle and hold the beautiful bundle of joy commented on what a handsome young man he is, with no tattoos, tongue studs or earrings. Although I did notice that the hospital placed an ankle bracelet on Everett. (I sure hope that’s the only one he ever wears.) Of course, the hospital put the ankle bracelet on Everett to deter someone from stealing him but there was fat chance of that with an army of parents, grandparents and good friends standing guard. Whoever said that all babies look alike never saw baby Everett. Showing his fine taste he was impeccably dressed in camo, his hair was combed and his skin was

touched with angel dust. Although I did note that his tiny red feet were a little wrinkly. Everett didn’t spend one minute of his first day watching television, Facebooking, Tweeting or texting and didn’t waste his valuable time worrying about what the gasbags in Washington were up to. He played no video games and spent the day in the company and safety of family and friends who love him unconditionally. He took the day off from work and spent most of the day taking a nap. In fact, he proved to be an exceptional sleeper, but those of us who know him expected no less. He’s so extraordinary that I’m quite sure he’d have been walking on day one... if Grandma Vicki had ever put him down. An audiologist sprung a pop quiz on Everett and tested his hearing by placing tiny earphones over his cute little ears

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and then measuring his brain waves. The conclusion her computer came to was that Everett was in the 80th percentile for kid’s his age, hardly a surprise to those of us who know him. If they had told him there’d be a test he would have studied long and hard and been in the 100th percentile, I’m quite sure. It was obvious from day one that Everett is an exceptionally bright child with lots of common sense. Whenever a doctor, a hospital nutritionist, or myself would enter his private room he’d warily open one eye and cast a suspicious glance in our direction, proving how smart he is. There’ll be no pulling the wool over his eyes. Everett didn’t get expelled, jailed or inebriated on day one and was very polite. He didn’t start a fight with anyone, didn’t cuss, insulted no one, nor complained, and even when he puked on his mother’s shoulder he did so in a very respectful manner. He didn’t charge one thing on a credit card he couldn’t pay, and other than a little baby gas, he didn’t pollute the environment or contribute to global warming/cooling. He didn’t spend one minute worrying about things that will never happen and the only thing he stole was our hearts. Everett didn’t talk back to his mother, or make faces behind her back when she sang silly songs off key that would have made a coyote howl. And did I mention that Everett was an exceptional listener, never once interrupting anyone while they were bragging about what a great young man he is. He told no lies, ate local, had a good bowel movement, cheated no one and didn’t do drugs, other than one shot the nurse gave him. And might I add, he was far more courageous than I’ve ever been when confronted by a six-foot nurse wielding a sharp, pointy needle. He didn’t once ask his parents for money, although if he’d have asked I’m sure they’d have given him everything they had in the world. From the get-go Everett was much-loved and he brought out the best in everyone who he came in contact with. Dear little perfect Everett, may you live 30,000 more days and may every one of them be as perfect as your first. wwwLeePittsbooks.com


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On the Edge of Common Sense

by Baxter Black, DVM

Animal Husbandry?

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omewhere in the annals of land grant colleges, the ag departments converted from offering a degree in Animal Husbandry to a degree in Animal Science. As far back as 1628 “husbandry” was defined as agricultural produce, land under cultivation, farming. The word husband also implies a caretaker of land and livestock, a hands-on activity. From shepherds watching their flocks by night as described in the Bible, up to farm managers milking cows, showing fat steers and roping at the branding fire, Animal Husbandry was an appropriate title for a Bachelor’s degree for a century. As our knowledge of genetics, physiology, nutrition and medicine grew, many students began to specialize. Now we have, to mention a few, range management, horticulture, veterinary technology, statistics, parasitology, economics, wool growing, poultry and hogs. To be able to master the information required for a specialty, it became apparent that an Animal Husbandry degree did not describe the variety and extent of the knowledge required. A basic understanding of math, chemistry, anatomy, biology, both animal and plant, and economics soon became the norm. Their level of learning expanded and eventually the official conversion from Husbandryman to Scientist became a more accurate description. I like to think, when I look at the huge industry that animal production has become, the description of

Husbandryman still has a place. Much of ag production has been mechanized; dairy barns, confinement operations, computer driven self-feeders in chicken houses and in hog barns, hydraulic chutes and covered barns, for example. But no matter the beast, all along the way the hands-on touch of a human is involved. The animal we saw, or felt, or tended to; milked 3 times a day, observed from a’horseback in a feedlot pen, walkedCR VSA through the veal barn, feeder pigs, chicken house, checked farrowing crates, layer hens, calving barns, sheep jugs, while feeding hay, plowing snow or shoeing the horse. These procedures cannot be

learned from a book. They are learned from experience. It defines the difference between raising livestock with quality checks on a daily basis by a savvy Husbandrymen, vs. the derogatory characterization of the process as ‘factory farming.’ You cannot just turn on a button at one end of the hog barn, let robots take over, and take him off at the other end cut up and wrapped. So, though we proudly consider HOUSE PROOF Animal CRX’D ourselvesINknowledgeable Scientists, we could and should still be considered compassionate Husbandrymen first. They go together. www.baxterblack.com

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kay, let’s get this straight. Not one time have you found my shirt hanging on your saddle rack or in your rope bag. Not one time has my makeup bag or my blow dryer been left in a feed sack or setting on a hay bale. I have never left my rings, bling belt or jewelry hanging off your bridle reins. So what is the deal? Just explain to me why I find your roping gloves on the kitchen table. Why is your saddle and blanket sitting on the living room floor so I have to stand up to watch the TV? Why do I have to clean off the counter space to fix lunch? There are magazines, roping DVD’s and bits and spurs all over everywhere not to mention breast collars and saddle pads. Not one time have I discarded my PJ’s and left them in the feed box of the trailer. For the life of me I don’t understand why boots, bridles, spurs, roping gloves, ropes and other assorted tack items have to be in the house. Where is my personal space? I even have to sort through roping posters and entry forms to find the bills that are due. Is it just me or is this an ongoing problem? I have an idea. It will make a great New Years Resolution.

Everything related to roping, horses, tack, rodeo and other assorted equine events get put in the barn, the trailer or, I’ll even go a step further and say the pickup truck. I don’t think I’m being unreasonable asking they not be in the house. I promise I won’t hang my clothes or put my eye liner and makeup in your feed barrel or lay it on your hay bale or four-wheeler seat. If something of mine breaks I won’t bring it to the barn for you to fix. If something of yours breaks you won’t bring it in the house to sew it up or patch it back together while you watch instructional roping events on the television. I won’t put my cooking utensils in your rope bag and I won’t store my snacks in your pickup console but that means you have to promise you won’t leave your roping gloves in my purse or camera bag and please promise you won’t leave the last saddle you won on the living room floor for more than a week. For me to have to lift and move it to vacuum is a little much if you don’t mind me saying. Furthermore, I won’t confiscate the four-wheeler keys if you won’t leave your ropes hanging on the back


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pages 104-106 of this issue door handle. I’m tired of trying to pick them up after they have fallen to the floor. It is all I can do to get out the door anyway without having to sort through forty-seven ropes in assorted colors. One more thing you have to promise and that is there will be no more washing horse blankets and sheets in my washing machine. I’ve about cleaned out all the horse hair I can stand and keeping that off my nice clothes is next to impossible. I realize you have your stuff and I have mine but somewhere we have to draw the line. Your stuff needs to be in the barn and mine needs to be in the house. I know my curling iron gets in your way when I leave it on the bathroom sink but you have no idea how I struggle with ropes in the middle of the floor and spurs on the kitchen table. Honestly, it makes me crazy. Therefore, new beginnings, new game plan; your stuff in the barn and mine in the house! How does that sound? I think this is going to work fine. When exactly can you start moving this stuff out? Keep Ropin, Love Gracie

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The Sports Medicine Stable by Mark W. Duncan LAT, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer; Director, Shannon Sports Medicine, San Angelo, Texas

The Art of Resolve

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ell, my dear friends, by the time you read this month’s installment of “The Sports Medicine Stable” the Christmas decorations should be in the process of coming down and we should all be readying for the coming of the New Year, the 2014 edition. It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming in 2013 and to be honest the same will be said of the coming year in a mere twelve months. Yes folks, time moves on with or without us and the real secret to life is to make sure that you are one of those who are in the “with” as opposed to the “without” category. If you are reading this rest assured you are still in the most desirable of the two populations no matter how you may feel otherwise. For years I have been using the coming of the New Year to do what most others in my position do, discuss those yearly rights of passage known as New Year’s resolutions. Things like losing weight, tobacco cessation, exercising regularly and maybe even trying to stop cussing roping steers, heelers, flagmen and whoever else you blame each time you miss. I can attest that those are indeed noble resolutions because they are not only appropriate for 2014 but have been appropriate for most every year leading up to this one, and chances are they will be for years to come. You see, New Year’s resolutions for most of us are generally best described as lacking in planning and direction and thus usually short-lived and unattained. Now I know there are a few of you out there who are full of resolve and selfcontrol but in my world there are very few who consistently possess those qualities particularly when the motivation for accomplishment is the coming New Year. For years I have studied why some people are able to keep their New Year’s resolutions and why others such as me seem to struggle staying hitched to the idea of changing habits or behaviors. It

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was during my latest stint in a cardiac facility that I was given the reason for the differences in those who can resolve and those who ultimately renege on their resolutions. One thing you may not know is that after your first heart attack you go to counseling which consists of sitting around a bunch of other folks who have also had their first cardiac event and basically visiting about your unfortunate experiences. Other than the food that it served it is really a pretty good time. However, after your second such event you get to walk right past the cardiac counseling room and move on down the hall to the cardiac rehabilitation area. At first glance I thought the only difference was about $375 an hour but that glance was not only quick but categorically wrong as well. I guess it’s kind of like that television show “Scared Straight” which is designed for wayward youths who they take to prisons to meet their future peers in hopes of changing their direction in life. I am here to tell you right now… She may have been eighty-eight years old but she knew a chump when she saw one and she never let me get out of her sight. She had been cursed with long life and by golly she was not going to be happy until I was cursed with it as well. Actually it was not quite like that but it would have been much easier to ignore all of the elements of the program if it had. Instead, they took a much more novel approach to enabling me to change those things in my life that need to be changed and it basically boiled down to these three concepts. The first thing I learned about people who practice the art of resolve is that they choose to practice resolve. It’s not that some have resolve and others do not. Those few who do make the choice to have it and then they choose every day to continue making that choice until it ultimately requires no choice at all. They don’t start looking weeks and months down the road or worry over the consequences, rather they simply make the


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same choice over and over and over again. I know it sounds simple but that really is how they do it. The second thing people who practice the art of resolve do is prepare for battle and not for war. Now I know some of you are wondering what the difference is so let me help you figure it out. Very simply put, battles are a part of the overall war. It is possible to lose a particular battle and still win the war. Let’s just think about something as simple as cussing or not cussing heelers. The battle involves each and every run and my ability to practice self-control at the end of each run. I can try as hard as I want but I know that probably sooner than later I am gonna light into Leon and there goes my New Year’s resolution and once again I have lost the war. Or, I can accept the fact it is going to be a battle every time I rope with Leon and although I will probably lose a few personal battles along the way I want to ultimately change my behavior over the long haul and thus win the war. The third thing people who practice the art of resolve do is conduct an honest and unbiased evaluation of themselves and the condition or conduct they are hoping to improve or remove. It is important to note that this process is not a “personal pity party” rather a “personal evaluation process” so as to get an accurate measure of where they actually are before the process starts. It is not very realistic for a woman who weighs 135 pounds to try and lose 150 pounds of weight. I know that may sound silly but the same analogy can be said of so many of the things we resolve to do. Our goals need to be not only obtainable but realistic as well. Know where you are starting from before you try and determine where you are going and your chances of getting there are greatly increased. I call it the “GPS theory.” It’s the first thing your GPS asks you before telling you how to get somewhere. So there it is… my 2014 edition of New Year’s resolutions for you, my faithful readers. I don’t know what you have on your mind to resolve to do but take a moment and find something. If nothing else it gives our lives more purpose. If you are looking for things that might improve your quality of life or even your roping come visit me at www.sportsmedicinestable and see what we have going on to start out the New Year. You may be surprised by what you find. Until then, Good luck… Good health… Good Roping… Good Riddance… and God Bless!!!

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'm very fortunate that I have something that I’m passionate about. My family, of course, is number one. But after that you have to have something that when your work gets tough and the day to day grind starts to wear you down, you can think about. It’s that one thing that you can start to think about that takes you to a better place. All of us have to have that one thing, and if you don’t know what yours is, you need to sit down and figure it out. Earl Nightingale, who was at one time one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world, suggested that if you don’t know what you want out of life, you should sit down and write on a piece of paper everything that you ever wanted to achieve. Whether that takes ten minutes or two days, start writing things down. Leave it out and walk away, but every time something else comes into your mind, write that down as well. He said that it doesn’t matter how outlandish the things are. It’s your list, so write them down. When you’re finished, number them. Number one is the most important, all the way to the bottom. These are things that you’ve always wanted to achieve, but for some reason or another, you never went after them. It doesn’t matter how many, one or fifty. Remember it’s your list, so you write down everything that you ever wanted. When you’re finished, the thing that has the number one beside it, begin. Mr Nightingale said that as soon as you clearly define what you really want out of life, you are well on your way to achieving it. You have separated yourself from the thousands of people that if you ask them what they want out of life, they wouldn’t be able to tell you. He believed that all of us know. Deep down all of us have something that we always have

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wanted but it got buried under all of our day-to-day activities and responsibilities. Before long, we lose sight of the things that were most important to us. They may not be important to anyone else, but to us. A dream that we always had, that someday we would go after, and time is slowly ticking away. A person can’t ever lose that. If you do, you’re in trouble. I’m convinced that all of us like a challenge. When you write your list down, you’re challenging yourself. When we were young we loved a challenge, and growing up we wanted to race other kids all the time. When we did race and we won, we would race again, but we gave the other guy a head start. If we still won, a little more and a little more until we had to give it all we had to get to the finish line first. Remember? Sure you do! When we were kids, we played hide and seek. We would hide our eyes and give the other person plenty of time to hide just to see if we could find them. The harder it was, the better we liked it. Did you know that growing up, I thought I was the World Champion at hide and seek because no one ever found me? Never! Years later, I was told that no one ever looked. That was kind of sad when I found that out. but I’ll save that for another article. We all want to be tested, and when you write your list and start working on the first thing on your list, you’re challenging yourself to achieve something that you’ve always wanted. It’s only a matter of time until that will become a reality. Once you put something in your subconscious mind and you visualize yourself accomplishing it, it will happen. You just have to be clear on what you want. Also, everything goes on the list. Big and small, everything that’s important to

you. I’m not going to tell you everything that’s on my list but one of the things is about going to the state of Maine. I’ve been to 45 states but I’ve never seen any of that little tip of the United States. In my mind, I can see myself walking along the coast of Maine, and I buy fresh lobster from a roadside vendor, and I eat it while butter drips down my chin. If you’ve ever dined with me, you can probably see that as well. Another thing that I think that is critical to accomplishing things that you want is to stop talking about what you have already achieved. We have all had many victories in life and achieved things, but I have no interest in talking about what I have won. I want to focus on what I haven’t, and ways in which to achieve those things. I don’t want to look back, I want to look forward. I think talking about what you have accomplished should be saved until you’re in your nineties when your body is worn out. Then, I think you could look back and say, “I played the game at the highest level my ability would allow and I gave it everything I had”. Until then, focus forward. Last, my list is all mine. It’s for no one else to see. It’s things that I want and always have wanted, and they are things that are important to me and no one else. One of the most intelligent people I have ever met told me one time that we came from somewhere and we are going somewhere, but for this place, we won’t be back. This is not a dress rehearsal. This is it for this part of the journey, so if there’s something you’ve always wanted you better get started because we won’t be back here again. Until Next Month, Thanks for your time Walt Woodard


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3 NTRL USTRC Affiliate Rockin Circle H; Lizella, GA 3 WSTR Qualifier Clovis, NM 3 - 5 18th Annual Super Bowls Lazy E Arena LLC; Guthrie, OK 4 WSTR Qualifier Salado, TX 4 WSTR Qualifier Texarkana, TX 4 WSTR Qualifier Cowchilla, CA 4 - 5 Big Loop Big Money Lavacca Expo Center William Alton Allen Complex; Hallettsville, TX 7 21st Annual SandHills Invitational Roping; Ector County Coliseum; Odessa, TX

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1 40+ Team Roping Championships; Circle T Arena; Hamilton, TX 1 WSTR Qualifier King City, CA 1 - 2 Big Loop Big Money Lavacca Expo Center William Alton Allen Complex; Hallettsville, TX 1 - 2 Robertson Hill Ranch Trailer Series; Robertson Hill Ranch; Perrin, TX 1 - 2 Fire It Up Productions Athens, TX 7 NTRL USTRC Affiliate Rockin Circle H; Lizella, GA 8 WSTR Qualifier Buckeye, AZ 8 CrossFire Cash Blowout George H. Henderson, Jr. Expo Center; Lifkin, TX 7 - 9 Colorado Winter Championships National Western Event Center; Denver, CO 7 - 9 15th Annual Wildfire Open to World; Wildfire Arena; Salado, TX 8 - 9 Rickey Green’s Power Team Roping School; Baton Rouge, LA 9 40+ Team Roping Championships; Andrews, TX 9 WSTR Qualifier Salado, TX 14 The American RFD-TV Brazos County Expo Center; Bryan, TX 14 - 16 Muddy River Classic Shelby County Showplace Arena; Memphis, TN 14 - 16 Brazos Valley Classic Brazos County Expo Center; Bryan, TX 15 NMBTRA Southern NM State Fairgrounds; Las Cruces, NM 15 WSTR Qualifier Amarillo, TX 15 WSTR Qualifier Grove, OK 15 - 16 7th Annual Show Me The Benjamin; Apache Gold Casino; San Carlos, AZ

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appy New Year! I hope one of your resolutions for this year is to attend the NTRL Finals in Jacksonville, Florida, January 23-26! We are excited about the changes that we have made to the Finals and believe that it will be a very enjoyable experience for you and your family! If you have not made your hotel reservations, the following are host hotels and have a special rate for the NTRL Finals. You will need to let them know that you are with our organization and they will give you a great rate: Comfort Suites 904/224-5500; Hospitality Inn 904/777-5700; Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites 904-264-4466; Country Inn & Suites 904-772-7771. Be sure to let us know in the entry office when you get to the Finals which hotel you are staying with so that we can track the number of people we bring to the Jacksonville area! We really appreciate your cooperation on this and thank you in advance! Keep up with the latest and greatest with NTRL and JX2 by “liking” us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/jx2andntrlteamroping We are very interactive with this method of social media and people seem to enjoy the up to date pictures and results posted here! We also have a twitter @jx2events as well as our websites www.jx2events.com and www.nationalteamropingleague.com Here are some very important facts that will help make your trip to the NTRL Finals more enjoyable: H Let the hotels know that you are with the NTRL and you will get a special rate. H If you need an RV hookup or are bringing a generator, call the facility directly to reserve a spot. H Reserve your stalls (paid in full) by January 15 to get in the barn closest to the facility. There are plenty of stalls, but

2014 NTRL Schedule

JANUARY

A = Affiliate; Q = Qualifier; R = Regionals

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Rocking Circle H

Todd Harris

11, 2014 Screven, GA

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Ronnie Mullis

11, 2014 Yeehaw Junction, FL 17, 2014 Lizella, GA

23-26, 2014 Jacksonville, FL

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Wrangler Finals Jacksonville Equesterian Center

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7, 2014 Lizella, GA

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Rocking Circle H

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22, 2014 Screven, GA

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Heavenly Acres Arena

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21, 2014 Lizella, GA

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Rocking Circle H

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paid reservations get priority. H DO NOT leave home without current Coggins and Health papers. You will not get into the state of Florida without them! Start your year off with a “bang” by joining us in sunny Jacksonville, Florida for one of the biggest and best ropings east of the Mississippi! We look forward to seeing you there!! If you have any questions at all, please call me at 423/575-2295. Pam Smith, NTRL Secretary

NTRL VIP POINTS

Mar. 8-Lumberton, NC; Mar. 9-Campbell, NY; April 5Liberty, KY; April 13-Campbell, NY; May 4-Campbell, NY; May 17-Sunbury, OH; May 31-Marianna, FL; June 8-Campbell, NY July 20-Campbell, NY; Aug. 9-Canvas, WV; Aug. 10-Campbell, NY; Sept. 14-Campbell, NY. Sept. 21-GreenCoveSpg, FL; Sept. 27-Sanford, NC Oct. 4-Perry, GA Reg.; Oct. 19-Campbell, NY; Nov. 9Memphis Regional; Nov. 9-Campbell, NY.; Nov. 23Harriman Regional; Nov. 23-Lake City Regional Pratt, Ryan.........................79 Jester, Bucky ......................73 Brown, Kenny....................71 Young, Drew .....................62 Waltz, Steve ......................59 Felton, Tim ........................57 Felton, Jamie .....................54 Graden, Guy .....................44 Osburn, Will .....................34 Hartfield, Jeff .....................32 Mota, Jose .........................32 Brown, Mary Ann..............30 Johnson, John ....................30 Breyo, Kim ........................28 Seeley, Doozer ..................27 Powell, Doyle....................25 VanCleef, Chris .................25 Buffington, Bob .................24 Stewart, Nat ......................24 Allday, Steve......................23 Frazier, Matt ......................22 Maros, Chris......................22 Osburn, Jon.......................20 Campbell, Brother .............18 Barefoot, Brian ..................16 Graham, Walter.................16 Coyle, Jim .........................15 Fortkamp, John ..................15 LaRue, Jason......................15 Madden, Jimmy.................15 Bagsby, Scott .....................14 Hammock, Marvin ............14 Lewis, David .....................14 Miller, Randy.....................14 Raynor, Daniel ..................14 Yount, Rodney...................14 Brown, Keith .....................13 King, Brad .........................13

Elliott, Scott .......................12 Johnson, Cody...................12 Smith, Chuck.....................12 Bell, Derrick......................10 Carnes, Don ......................10 Mathis, Amy ......................10 Simpson, Steve ..................10 Galbreath, Chris ..................9 Miller, Richard ....................9 Sanders, Heath ....................9 Springer, Ty..........................9 Corbin, Kelli........................8 Jarriel, Matt .........................8 Roberts, Benjie ....................8 Graden, Greg ......................8 Allen, Jimmy .......................7 Barnett, Bruce .....................7 Davis, Glenn .......................7 Kenslow, Jeff........................7 Shepherd, Chad...................7 Brown, Christina .................6 Carnes, Gene ......................6 Costanza, Jimmy .................6 Cullum, Mike ......................6 Shaffer, Jay...........................6 Thone, Brandon...................6 Eagerton, Danny..................6 Brigance, Quick ..................5 Peele, Jimmy .......................5 Phillips, Chip.......................5 Thomas, Franklin.................5 Herrington, Bob ..................4 Hyslop, Beck.......................4 Peterson, Brent ....................4 Southerland, Neal ...............4 Seeley, Theron .....................3 Lewis, Laura Leigh ..............2

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Capital R Arena January 11, 2014 Yeehaw Junction, FL

Osburn Arena NTRL Series Campbell, NY March 8, 2014

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m.

Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. sharp!

Last Chance to Earn Shoot-Outs for NTRL Finals! 5 NTRL Shoot-Outs in EACH Roping!

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9, #8

March 8 April 12 May 3 (Qualifier) June 14 July 19

August 9 September 13 October 18 November 8 December 13 (Series Finals)

All ropings are 4 head for $40/roper. Enter up to 6 times.

VIP #12/#10 4 head for $40/roper. Enter 2 times. Books close at end of 1st round in each roping. Drawpot option in all ropings. High Money Buckle of the Day and other prizes to be announced. 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. Info and Directions Call: Tish Luke 772/473-6945 TRIAD numbers only

ese Mark Your Calendar For Th 2014 Dates! Format To Be . Announced in Later Issue 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. *Must have attended 5 out of the 9 regular ropings in the series to attend Finals.

Info and Directions Call: Osburn Arena 607/368-9896 email: osburnarena@aol.com

UPCOMING EVENTS TRIAD numbers only

Rocking Circle H Lizella, GA Friday, January 3, 2014 and Friday, January 17, 2014 NTRL sanctioned ropings every 1st and 3rd Friday night (weather permitting) Books open at 6:00 p.m. Close at 6:45 p.m. Rope at 7:00 p.m. #10 Slide Draw 5 for $125/roper Call before you haul! Todd Harris 478/447-5310

2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. For more information: Todd Harris 478/447-5310 TRIAD numbers only

Heavenly Acres Covered Arena and Restaurant January 11, 2014 - Screven, GA In 2014 we will be having a saddle/buckle series Please look for more details in the February issue. Future Dates - January 11, February 22, March 22, April, 26, May, 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, October 25, November 22, December 13 (Series Finals)

Books open at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. All ropings pick or draw #12 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #11 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #10 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #9 Capped at #5 - 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #8 Capped at #4 - 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper We also have stalls and hookup rentals Round Robin every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. 4761 Hwy 203, Screven, GA 31560 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. For more information contact: Ronnie Mullis 912/579-6967 and leave a message TRIAD numbers only

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NTRL Wrangler 2014 National Finals Presented by Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Equestrian Center January 23-26, 2014 THURSDAY • JANUARY 23, 2014 Books open at 7:00 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m. Open • 5-hd, enter 3x, $200/roper, 80% PAYBACK #15 Handicap • 5-hd, enter 3x, $200/roper, 80% PAYBACK #13 Preliminary • 4-hd, enter 4x, $120/roper #12 Preliminary • 4-hd, enter 4x, $120/roper #13 Shoot-Out • 4-hd, enter 4x, $180/roper

FRIDAY • JANUARY 24, 2014 Books open at 7:00 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m. #11 Century w/Handicap • Both ends must be 50 & over 4-hd, enter 2x, pick 1/draw1 for $180/roper VIP Roping - #11 Handicap up to #13 down to #8• 4-hd, enter 4x, pick 1/draw1 for $220/roper #12 Shoot-Out • 4-hd, enter 4x, $180/roper DRAWPOT OPTION #11 Preliminary• 4-hd, enter 4x, $120/roper AVAILABLE IN ALL ROPINGS INCLUDING SATURDAY • JANUARY 25, 2014 SHOOT-OUTS! Books open at 7:00 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m.. #11 Shoot-Out • 4-hd, enter 4x, $180/roper #10 Preliminary • Capped at #6 Elite • 4-hd, enter 4x, $120/roper Tracy Malone Memorial All Girl Roping • #10 with Handicap 3-hd, enter 4x, $120/roper #10 Shoot-Out • Capped at #6 Elite • 4-hd, enter 4x, $180/roper #9 Preliminary • Capped at #5 Elite • 3-hd, enter 4x, $100/roper

SUNDAY • JANUARY 26, 2014 Books open at 7:00 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m. #8 Preliminary • Capped at #4 Elite • 3-hd, enter 4x, $100/roper #9 Shoot-Out • Capped at #5 Elite • 4-hd, enter 4x, $180/roper #8 Shoot-Out • Capped at #4 Elite • 4-hd, enter 4x, $180/roper #7 • Capped at #4 • 3-hd, enter 2x, pick 1/draw1 or draw both for $180/roper

All ropings are progressive after one. All preliminary ropings will move the top 10% over to the Shoot-Out with 1st having their fees paid! TRIAD numbers only. You MUST have a 2014 USTRC card or 2014 WSTR card to rope. USTRC cards may be purchased at the roping. Books will close 30 minutes prior to the roping starting in the morning and at the end of the 1st round of the roping prior throughout the day. Must have a 2013 VIP card to rope in the VIP Roping. VIP cards may be purchased at this event. Arena is located at 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32221 for directions visit: www.jaxevents.com

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For the Junior Looper Ropings: 2 pm Saturday, January 25 Jackets, ropes and other prizes from Classic Equine – Buckles from Albracht Insurance TRIAD numbers only.


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NTRL Wrangler 2014 National Finals January 23-26, 2014 MUST have current Coggins & Health Papers to get into state of Florida

Heel-O-Matic Practice - January 23-26 (weather permitting) Golf Tournament on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (if interested, call the NTRL office) Sponsor/VIP/Producer Cookout, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Pizza Party for all NTRL members and families – Friday, January 24, 2014 Jr. Looper Roping sponsored by Albracht Insurance, Jason Strickland – Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. For more info contact NTRL office 423/575-2295 or John Johnson 423/340-0640

PRIZES Open Roping 80% payback • #15 Roping 80% payback

20 Cactus Saddles, Maynard Buckles, Carroll Original Wear Attire & Furniture Classic Equine Products Guaranteed $5,000 & Cactus Saddles to Tracy Malone Memorial All Girls Average winners Guaranteed $10,000 & 12 Cactus Saddles to #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Shoot-Out winners Carroll Original Wear Furniture to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Preliminary ropings Maynard Buckles to Average winners of Century Roping and the #7 Roping VIP Roping #11, Handicap up to a #13 & down to a #8 — $15,000 cash paid in Average! Guaranteed $5,000 & Saddles to VIP Average winners. Cactus Saddles to High Point #4 & under, #5, #6 & #7 & above in the VIP Roping. $5,000 bonus to High Point VIP Roper of the Year & Must have current USTRC 2014 $5,000 bonus to High Point Roper of the VIP Roping at the Finals. card to rope. TRIAD numbers only.

HOST HOTELS Be sure to ask for NTRL Team Roping Finals rate COMFORT SUITES - 904/224-5500; HOSPITALITY INN - 904/777-5700; BEST WESTERN SOUTHSIDE HOTEL & SUITES - 904/264-4466; COUNTRY INN & SUITES - 904/772-7771

STALL RESERVATIONS Please fill form out completely and legibly! THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND MAILED WITH PAYMENT! Your Name: _______________________________________________________ ID Number: ______________________ Address: _______________________________ City: __________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _______ Phone: _____________________________ Cell Phone: ______________________ Stalls: $25/night per stall. Please mark number of stalls and dates you will be staying

Tues. Jan 21____ Wed. Jan 22____ Thur. Jan 23____ Fri. Jan 24____ Sat. Jan 25____ Sun. Jan 26____ Number of nights______X $25 X # of horses______= Number of stalls______X $18/stall shavings fee______= + Please make checks or money order payable to NTRL Combined Total Enclosed

$______ (Total for stalls) $______ (Total for shavings) $______

Mail to: NTRL PO Box 745, Bluff City, TN 37618. If you have any questions call: 423/575-2295

Plenty of stalls available, but if making stall reservations, they must be taken care of by mail and be postmarked by January 15, 2014. All reserved stalls must be PRE-PAID. Shavings are $9.00 per bag. Minimum of 2 bags ($18) required for each stall. Barns closest to arena will be used for reserved stalls. RV hookup or generator reservations call 904/573-4895.

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Rope For The Big Bucks January 17-18,2014 • Farmington, NM • McGee Park NN Low Fees & Lots of Partners NN

Friday afternoon, January 17

Saturday morning, January 18

Sign up 2:00 p.m., Rope 3:00 p.m. Old Timers #12 Handicap Both ropers must be 40 or over Pick 1, Draw 3 or Draw 4 for $120/roper, 1/3 Stock, Enter 3 times Saddles to Average winners

Sign up 9 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Rope For The Big Bucks #11 Handicap - capped at an Elite #6 & under only Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $120, Enter 4 times

Saturday afternoon, January 18

Friday night, January 17

Rope For The Big Bucks

Sign up 6 p.m. Rope 7 p.m.

Rope For The Big Bucks #13 Handicap - No Cap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $120, Enter 4 times

$5,000

to the High Point Roper! Payoff: 1st Saddles & $2,000 2nd Awesome Buckles & $1,500 3rd Jackets & $1,000 4th Jackets & $600 5th Jackets & $400

Elite #4 and under roping only • Books close at noon Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $120, Enter 4 times Payout for the #11Handicap & #4 and Under Ropings

$5,000 to the High Point Roper! 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Saddles & $2,000 Awesome Buckles & $1,500 Jackets & $1,000 Jackets & $600 Jackets & $400

Average payoff guaranteed at 300 teams, but may be increased according to number of teams.

L Plenty of stalls and RV space available. Call for late arrival (801) 599-1238. L Host Motel: La Quinta Farmington, NM L TRIAD numbers only SPONSORS: L Current 2014 USTRC or WSTR cards accepted Castus Ropes • La Quinta

Ice Breaker Trailer Roping South Jordan, Utah • Salt Lake Equestrian Park

January 24-25, 2014 Friday Night, January 24 Sign up 5:00 p.m. • Rope 6:00 p.m. Open Muley Roping - 80% Payout 4 head for $75/roper, Enter 4 times #13 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120/roper 4 steer Average, enter 4 times 1st $4,000 2nd $3,000 1ST PLACE $2,000 GUARANTEED 3rd $2,000 4th $1,00 5th $600 Payout based on 200 team and will be adjusted according to number of teams.

SPONSORS: Bio Care • Castus Ropes • La Quinta ZD Saddles & Buckles

NN Low Fees & Lots of Partners NN

Saturday, January 25 Sign up 9:00 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Ice Breaker Trailer Roping #11 Handicap - capped at an Elite #6, 4 head average Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $120/roper, Enter 4 times Handicap: #11 - 0, #10 -1sec., #9 -3 sec., #8 & under -5 sec. ALL PRIZES GUARANTEED 1st Saddles & $2,000 2 HORSE SLANT TRAILER 2nd Buckles & $1,500 or $5,000 TO HIGH POINT ROPER 3rd Jackets & $1,000 4th Jackets & $600 5th Jackets & $400 Top #8 & under teams will receive 1st Saddles & $200 #8 & Under Paid on 3 Head 2nd Buckles & $200 3rd Jackets & $200 Payout based on 300 team and will be adjusted according to number of teams.

Host Motel Country Inn and Suites 10499 S. Jordan Gateway 801/553-1151 For Special Rate of $70 Standard or $75 Family Suite (includes breakfast) mention ZD Roper. Limited availability.

L Plenty of stalls and RV space available. Call for late arrival 801.599.1238

TRIAD numbers only. Current 2014 USTRC or WSTR cards accepted.

Zane Dansie -

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ZD Cattle Co.

801-599-1238

www.zdroping.com


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7th Annual Show Me The Benjamin February 15 - 17, 2014 Apache Gold Casino San Carlos, Arizona

2 arenas will be used!

President’s Day Weekend

KKK2 DODGE TRUCKSKKK KKKCASH & PRIZESKKK 2014 Dodge 4x4 3/4 Ton 4-door Diesel Truck to High Point Roper of the #11 and the #4 & Under Truck Roping HH Truck Guaranteed No Matter Number of Teams HH

Saturday, February 15

Sunday, February 16

Monday, February 17

Sign up 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Sign up 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Sign up 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Rope For The Benjamin

#11 Rope For The Dodge Truck

Elite #4 & Under Rope For The Dodge Truck

#13 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120 Enter 4 times for a total of 12 runs

Payoff: LEATHER BRIEFCASE with $10,000 CASH to High Point roper! 1st Saddles with Alligator Seats & $3,500 2nd Awesome Buckles & $2,500 3rd Jackets & $2,000 4th Jackets & $1,600 5th Jackets & $1,000 6th Sweatshirts & $800 Payoff for the #13 guaranteed at 450 teams and may increase accordingly. 1/3 Stock Charge 2/3 Cash & Prize Payback

$10,000 GUARANTEED

#11 Handicap for Elite #6 & under ropers only

Enter 6 times for a total of 18 runs

Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150 Enter 6 times for a total of 18 runs Capped at an Elite #4 Slower cattle – Shorter barrier

Payoff: 1st Saddles & $3,500 2nd Awesome Buckles & $2,500 3rd Jackets & $2,200 4th Jackets & $1,600 5th Jackets & $1,000 6th Sweatshirts & $600 Short Round 1st Trophy Knives & $1,000

Payoff: 1st Saddles & $3,500 2nd Awesome Buckles & $2,500 3rd Jackets & $2,200 4th Jackets & $1,600 5th Jackets & $1,000 6th Sweatshirts & $600 Short Round 1st Trophy Knives & $1,000

1/3 Stock Charge 2/3 Cash & Prize Payback

1/3 Stock Charge 2/3 Cash & Prize Payback

Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150

Payoff for the #11 and #4 truck ropings guaranteed at 800 teams and may increase accordingly.

SPONSORS: Dodge Truck • Castus Ropes

L All ropings – 3 steers, top 50 to short-go L Any tie will be roped off! L Cash or credit card only. L Plenty of stalls & RV space available. L Truck winner responsible for TT & L L Host Motel: San Carlos Casino 928/475-7800 or 1-800-APACHE-8 L Book hotel early! TRIAD numbers only. Current 2014 USTRC or WSTR cards accepted. Cash or credit cards only. Appropriate cut-off times and handicaps TBA.

Zane Dansie -

ZD Cattle Co.

801-599-1238

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PRODUCTIONS ATHENS, TEXAS JANUARY 18-19, 2014

Covered Arena With Big Ass Fans

Sunday

Saturday

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m.

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#9 Roping - Elite #5 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $100/roper Enter 4x, 70% Payback, 4-head Saddle to High Money Winner of the #9 Buckles to Average Winners of the #9

#6 Roping - #3 cap Enter 1, Draw 3 or Draw all 4 for $100/roper 3-head Saddle to High Money Winner of the #6 1st Buckles + Cash 2nd Breast Collars + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 30 teams to short-go

Cowboy Church #7 Cactus Saddle Warm-Up - Elite #4 cap

For more information Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 James T. 903.521.1511 www.fireitupproductions.com

Dummy Roping (after #7 starts) 5 & under • 6-8 • 9-12 #8 Roping - Elite #4 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper Enter 4x, 70% Payback, 4-head Saddle to High Money Winner of the #8 Buckles + Cash to Average Winners Breast Collars + Cash to 2nd & 3rd in the Average 30 teams to short-go

Trailer & Parts Co.

#10 Roping - Elite #6 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $100/roper Enter 4x, 70% Payback, 4-head Saddle to High Money Winner of the #10 Buckles to Average Winners of the #10

CASH ONLY TRIAD numbers only All Books Close At Short-Go Of Previous Roping

Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper, 3-head 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash

HOST HOTEL Best Western Plus 903.292.1750 ask for Fire It Up rate

IF YOU MAKE THE SHORT ROUND AT ANY FIRE IT UP ROPING YOU RECEIVE A FINALS SHOOT-OUT!

Trailer Parts &  Truck Accessories Huntsville, TX 866-244-5801

#11 Roping Enter 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $100/roper, Enter 4x, 70% Payback, 4-head

#12 Slide $50/roper, Enter up 75% Payback, 4-head

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS February 1-2 February 22-23 March 15-16 March 22-23 April 5-6 April 18-20 May 16-18 FINALS

Athens, TX TBA Athens, TX Stephenville, TX Graham, TX Bryan, TX Athens, TX Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

The official rope of Fire It Up Productions 903-322-6580 • 713-376-4396

Boswell Asphalt Paving and Excavating Aaron Boswell 903.681.1889 817.776.0364

903.677.2292 903.360.1761 Ask for Shack for Fire It Up Discount


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PRODUCTIONS ATHENS, TEXAS •FEBRUARY 1-2, 2014 Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 #6 Roping - #3 cap Enter 1, Draw 3 or Draw all 4 for $100/roper; 3-head 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash

2 3 -Horse Slant Trailers 6 Saddles

3-Horse High Slant Trailer eto f the Money Winn mr boined #6 & #7 co ay on Saturd

6 Buckles 14 Breast Collars

Come Rope the

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

Cowboy Church Following #6 Roping #7 Roping - Elite #4 cap

February 1-2 Athens, TX February 22-23 TBA March 15-16 Athens, TX March 22-23 Stephenville, TX April 5-6 Graham, TX April 18-20 Bryan, TX May 16-18 FINALS Athens, TX

Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper 3-head 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash IF YOU MAKE THE SHORT 3rd Breast Collars + Cash ROUND AT ANY FIRE IT 4th Breast Collars + Cash UP ROPING YOU RECEIVE 5th Breast Collars + Cash A FINALS SHOOT-OUT!

Bounty Steer

CASH ONLY TRIAD numbers only All Books Close At Short-Go Of Previous Roping

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 #10 Trailer Roping #6 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $130/roper; 4-head 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash

3-Horse Slant Trailer to High Money Winner of the #10 on Sunday

For more information Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 James T. 903.521.1511 www.fireitupproductions.com

HOST HOTEL Holiday Inn Express Athens, Texas • 903.675.2500

Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

Trailer & Parts Co.

Trailer Parts &  Truck Accessories Huntsville, TX 866-244-5801

The official rope of Fire It Up Productions 903-322-6580 • 713-376-4396

Boswell Asphalt Paving and Excavating Aaron Boswell 903.681.1889 817.776.0364

903.677.2292 903.360.1761 Ask for Shack for Fire It Up Discount

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JEFF SMITH PRODUCTIONS ENID F OKLAHOMA F CHISHOLM TRAIL PAVILION Garfield County Fairgrounds Saturday, January 25, 2014

Books open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:30 a.m. SHARP! • Rope at 9:00 a.m. #15 • 4 for $50/roper • Enter 6x followed by #13 • 4 for $50/roper • Enter 6x followed by #12 • 4 for $50/roper • Enter 6x followed by #11 Pick/Draw with #10 Incentive • $150/roper • Incentive paid on 3 head Enter 1X with partner, draw 4 = 5 or draw all 5 • Enter 2X with partner, draw 8 = 10 or draw all 10. After the draw is posted you may enter with a partner of your choice for $30/roper. You must be entered in the Pick/Draw to add additional partners.

MUST BE ENTERED BY 12:00 noon SHARP • NO LATE ENTRIES! SUPER 10 PRIZES

#10 AVERAGE

1st - 2 Saddles + Cash 2nd - 2 Breast Collars + Cash 3rd - 2 Breast Collars + Cash 4th - 2 Breast Collars + Cash 5th - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash 6th - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash 7th - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash 8th - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash

#9 INCENTIVE

1st - 2 Saddles + Cash 2nd - 2 Breast Collars + Cash 3rd - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash 4th - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash

#8 INCENTIVE

1st - 2 Saddles + Cash 2nd - 2 Breast Collars + Cash 3rd - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash 4th - 2 Trophy Halters + Cash LOTS OF CASH & LOTS OF PRIZES

TRIAD numbers only 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required. 2014 USTRC membership may be purchased at this roping. FMI: Jeff Smith 620/921-5903

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Books open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:30 a.m. SHARP! • Rope at 9:00 a.m.

#10 Mixed Roping Pick/Draw for Century Ropers & All Female Ropers (any age) $150/roper Enter 1X with partner, draw 4 = 5 or Draw all 5 Enter 2X with partner, draw 8 = 10 or draw all 10 followed by

“SUPER”

#10 Pick/Draw with #9 & #8 Incentive

$150/roper • Capped at Elite #6 • Incentive paid on 3 head Enter 1X with partner, draw 4 = 5 or Draw all 5 Enter 2X with partner, draw 8 = 10 or draw all 10

MUST BE ENTERED BY 8:30 A.M. SHARP NO LATE ENTRIES! All ropings are progressive on 1 Incentive paid on 3 head in the Super #10

After the draw is posted you may enter with a partner of your choice for $30/roper (You must be entered in the Pick/Draws) SPONSORS

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TEAM ROPING by tg productions Agri-plex Covered Arena hugo, oklahoma january 25-26, 2014 Saturday, January 25

#13 • #12 • #11 with no caps

Books open 8:00 a.m. #13 will start at 10:00 a.m. Sharp! Entries for following ropings will close at the short go of preceding roping.

$75/roper

Enter 4 times in each roping ENTER WITH CASH ONLY!

80%

Payback In All Ropings World Series Style Barrier

TRIAD Numbers Only NO AGE LIMIT

Draw-In Option Available Stalls Available

Sunday, January 26

#11 capped at an Elite #6 #10 capped at a #6 #9 capped at Elite #5 Books open 8:00 a.m. #11 will start at 10:00 a.m. Sharp! Entries for following ropings will close at the short go of preceding roping.

RV Hookups Available Concession on-site

For more information you may contact: Blake Goode 978.604.4915

Landon Jestis 580.931.7568

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DEDICATION

#whatsatyourcore let us know @ClassicRope

@classicrope

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$800 per team. Cash only. TRIAD numbers only. 650 team limit. Capped at an #6 Elite. Must be 18 years old or older by the day of roping to enter. Books will officially open March 25, 2014. Visit NRSworld.com/NRSTRC for online entries or call 940-393-7050. All entries must be paid by 9 a.m. Friday morning, April 11. If the team is not paid by 9 a.m. Friday morning, you will not be entered in the roping.

2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required. 2014 USTRC memberships may be purchased on site.

• USTRC dress code in effect. PRCA crossfire rule in effect. • Current coggins required for all horses to be admitted on property. • Cabins, bunkhouses, stalls and trailer hook-ups reservations with 3 night limit only!

• NRS reserves the right to all final decisions.

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The average winners of Sunday take home James Wood Chevy Pick-Up Trucks and Matching Cimarron 3-Horse Bumper-Pull Trailers.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12 Second full round starts at 10 a.m. 5 second barrier. 5 second leg penalty.

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First full round only. Starts at 10 a.m. 5 second barrier. 5 second leg penalty.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11

SUNDAY, APRIL 13 Church at 8 a.m. Finals start at 10 a.m. Top 75 teams on two head from Friday and Saturday combined will make up the Finals. Finalists start clean and will rope in the order that they qualified. 3-header. Non-progressive.

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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

HEART OF TEXAS

CHAMPIONSHIPS

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 10 Trophy Martin Saddles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

6 Pairs Trophy Gist Spurs • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: 23 Trophy Gist Buckles • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings • Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Average & Incentive Average winners Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect of the #10 Gold Plus (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JANUARY 10-12, 2014

• 2nd and 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

WACO, TX FORMAT

ACTION STARTS 8 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JAN. 10 Open (with #15 Inc.)

The Open is a qualifier for The American

#15 Handicap #13 Handicap

SATURDAY, JAN. 11

SUNDAY, JAN. 12

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

TWO ARENAS

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

#9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11 a.m.)

Location: Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd., Waco, Texas 76710 Directions: I-35 north or south. Take Valley Mills Dr. exit. Right on Lake Air Dr. Coliseum on the right. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Fairfield Inn 254-776-7821 5805 North Woodway Dr., Woodway, TX 76712 Ask for USTRC rate Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

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ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $120/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $120/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $150/roper. Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

USTRC NATION

Welcome to the


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JANUARY 17-19, 2014

KINDER, LA

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JAN. 17 SATURDAY, JAN. 18

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

Open (with #15 Inc.)

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.)

#13 Handicap

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12 noon)

#15 Handicap

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles Average winners of the #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

23 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus & #10 Gold Plus 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

6 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

Location: Coushatta Pavilion, 777 Coushatta Dr., Kinder, LA Producer: Steve and Sherry Judd Cattle: Texas Bar S Cattle Company

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

FORMAT

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Nonincentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • Top 20 teams to the short round. Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer, Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round. Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season.

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Steve or Sherry Judd 601.928.3218 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Coushatta Casino & Resort 800.584.7263. Ask for team roper rates for hotel or chalets Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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WILL ROGERS

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 2, 2014

TULSA, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JAN. 31

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

SUNDAY, FEB. 2

Open (with #15 Inc.)

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.)

#13 Handicap

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12 noon)

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

2 ARENAS SATURDAY & SUNDAY

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

25 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus & #10 Gold Plus 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

6 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

Location: Tulsa Expo Ford Truck Coliseum, 4145 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK. Directions: From I-44 exit Yale Ave, north on Yale to 21st Street, turn west on 21st to arena. Producer: Rope the Ozarks Cattle: Rope the Ozarks UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $120/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $120/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season.

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Rope the Ozarks 417.547.3406 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Inn at the Expo Square 918.858.3775, 4531 East 21st Street. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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COLORADO WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK FEBRUARY 7-9, 2014

DENVER, CO

FRIDAY, FEB. 7 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEB. 8 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, FEB. 9 9 a.m.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:30 a.m.)

#15 Handicap #13 Handicap (will not start before 5 p.m.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

#12 (with #11 Inc.) (will not start before 7 p.m.)

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles Average winners of the #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

23 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus & #10 Gold Plus 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

8 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13, #12 & #11

Location: Western Event Complex. 1655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO Directions: I-70: Take Exit 275A or 275B (Coliseum exits.) Take Brighton Blvd. north to livestock entry gates. Exit 2 miles east of I-25 & I-70 interchange. Producer: Rope The Rockies - Jeff Smith and Ike & Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

NEW NOTE AT FORM

FORMAT

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter • 5-steer/ Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points.

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • Top 20 teams to the short round. Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer, Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round. Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season.

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.5502 or Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, www.ropetherockies.com or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Drury Inn 303.373.1983. I-70 to Peoria. Ask for Rope the Rockies Rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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MUDDY RIVER

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014

MEMPHIS, TN

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, FEB. 14

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

Open (with #15 Inc.) #13 Handicap

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12 noon)

#15 Handicap

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

#10 Century (with #9 Inc.) $120/roper, enter 3 times 3 steer average

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

25 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus & #10 Gold Plus 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

6 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 Location: Agricenter Show Place Arena, 105 S. Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN Directions: I-40 to Germantown Parkway, south 4 miles. Arena on the right. Producer: John Johnson & JX2 Productions

Stalls: $25/night. Plenty of stalls on the grounds. Absolutely no tie outs. Camper hook-ups available without reservations. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Other stall reservations call Terry Key 865.256.1836 RV sites available for $35, first come, first served.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $120/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $120/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Event Info: John Johnson 432.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn 901.756.4393; Hampton Inn & Suites 901.266.1952 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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BRAZOS VALLEY

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014

BRYAN, TX

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, FEB. 14 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (with #11 Inc.)

The Open is a qualifier for The American

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12 noon)

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Cowboy Church 6:30 a.m. Sunday

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

25 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus & #10 Gold Plus 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

6 Pairs Trophy Gist Spurs Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13

Location: Brazos County Expo Complex Directions: 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, Texas Producer: USTRC Cattle: Texas Bar S Cattle Company

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

Current Coggins Required and will be checked upon entry into the Complex

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $120/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $120/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $120/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $150/roper. Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season.

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Hotels are very limited, make reservations early Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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FLORIDA

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

FORMAT

(for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MARCH 1- 2, 2014

SARASOTA, FL

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, MARCH 1

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

#13 Handicap

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#12 (with #11 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (with #10 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12 noon)

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 31 Trophy Gist Buckles Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus Average & Incentive Average winners of the #10 Gold Plus 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

6 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

Location: J 3 Ranch and Arena Directions: 861 Sinclair Dr., Sarasota, FL Producer: John Johnson & JX2 Productions Cattle: Jay Holmes

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • Top 20 teams to the short round. Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer, Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round. Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Other stalls please call Jay Holmes 941.232.4617 Event Info: John Johnson 423.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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EASTERN NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MARCH 7-9, 2014

LINCOLN, NE

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 9 a.m.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12 noon)

#15 Handicap #13 Handicap (will not start before 5:00 p.m.) #12 (with #11 Inc.) (will not start before 7:00 p.m.)

12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles Average winners of the #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

23 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus & #10 Gold Plus 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

8 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13, #12 & #11 Location: Lancaster Events Center Directions: 4100 N. 84th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska Producer: Jeff Smith / Ike Cox / Rope the Rockies Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

FORMAT

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter • 5-steer/ Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points.

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings • Top 20 teams to the short round. Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer, Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round. Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season.

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903; Ike Cox 660.425.5502; www.ropetherockies.com or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Chase Suite Hotel 402.483.4900, 200 South 68th Place, Lincoln, NE 68510 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

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2014 Formats Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2014 Format 1 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Producer Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head Average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 Producer Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 Incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or Incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 1) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

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$150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head Average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this roping) Top 30 qualified teams to short round. No team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2014 Format 2 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Producer Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Producer Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 Incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or Incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Producer Option 1

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

$180 per roper 3-head Average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $120 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 1) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 3) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $120 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Producer Option 1 $180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Producer Option 2 $150 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

#15, #13 $120 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #11 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average –$2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $120 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

2014 Format 3 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Producer Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head # 15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 1) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings -

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 2) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 Producer Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 Incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or Incentive team for a

$100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #11

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and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot Outs \ $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot Outs \ $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average — $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Producer Option 1 $180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Producer Option 2 $150 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2014 Format 4 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

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Producer Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head # 15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Producer Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 Incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or Incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

$100 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $100 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #11 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average –$2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

#12, #11, #10 and #9

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

$100 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average –$2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 1) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Producer Option 1 $180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 2)

Producer Option 2

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries)

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Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2014 Format 5 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Producer Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head # 15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Producer Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 Incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or Incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head.CO 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 1) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older

Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #10 with #9 Incentive (Producer Option 2) The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 25 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #9 Incentive Progressive after 1 Capped at Elite #5 1st – 3rd Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $80 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average –$2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $80 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average –$2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping)

team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Producer Option 1 $180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Producer Option 2 $150 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or enter without a partner and draw 2 partner

Draw-In Option (For all Formats) Need a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder Pick or Draw any combination of partners.

Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions (#15-#9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler #13 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 (#11 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 (#10 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler #10, Capped at an Elite #6, (#9 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler # 9, Capped at an Elite #5, (#8 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #3 Heeler #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler #10 Gold Plus, Capped at an Elite #5, (with #9 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header and #3 Heeler #8 is already a Pick/Draw Format Ropers who choose the Draw-In Option will pay their side of the entry fee, which is determined by the format of the event Draw partners may choose one of three options

Option 1 – Pay for the extra run and be eligible for all prize money, prizes and Flex Earnings Option 2 – Choose not to pay for the extra run and be eligible for only ½ of the prize money up to $1000 and forfeit any prizes and Flex Earnings Option 3 — Decline the extra run

Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7

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US OPEN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS Season Dates: Begins November 1, 2013 and ends October 31, 2014. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. Qualification to the 2013 Priefert US Open Championships requires that ropers be a current USTRC member and have participated in at least one USTRC approved Sanctioned or Affiliate event during the current season.

Sanctioned Open Events Including Approved Affiliated Open Ropings • All Sanctioned USTRC Events • All Regional USTRC Events • Sand Hills Classic • Wild Fire Open to the World • Mike Cervi Memorial • Windy Ryon Memorial • Bob Feist Invitational 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

- 10 points - 9 points - 8 points - 7 points - 6 points

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5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Current Season 1st - 20 points 2nd - 18 points 3rd - 16 points 4th - 14 points 5th - 12 points 6th - 10 points 7th - 8 points 8th - 6 points 9th - 4 points 10th - 2 points

• Points Only for: #7 and above headers; #8 and above heelers. Points do not carry over from season to season. • Ropers must qualify to Short-Round to be eligible for points. • Point ties will be broken on money won at season end. • Priefert US Open: 6-head; 5 full rounds; Top 20 teams qualify to the short round.

Regional Finals 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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US Open Championships Points count for current year standings 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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30 points 27 points 24 points 21 points 18 points 15 points 12 points 9 points 6 points 3 points

• Will crown a US Open Tour Champion Header and Heeler (most points accumulated during the year) and a US Open National Champion Header and Heeler (Average winners of the US Open Championships). Personal earnings count, but not for the US Open Team Roping Finals. They may be used for any other Shoot-Out.

USTRC Members Can Participate in the Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program

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he special Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program is a very restricted program with a tremendous benefit to the members of the USTRC. The Chrysler Affiliate Rewards is offering members the Preferred Price* (1% below factory invoice) when purchasing or leasing select new Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicles. Combine this with current incentives and you could save thousands of dollars off the MSRP!**

Here’s How To Participate In The Affiliate Awards Program: Members of the USTRC can get the Preferred Price by first obtaining a control number. To obtain your unique control number, members will use the USTRC company code (D88562) when you visit the www.chrysleraffiliates.com web site or by calling Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program Headquarters at (888)-444-4321 Option 2. Or you can call Ram Rodeo at (641) 684-6000. Then they will fax or e-mail your unique Control Number. Once you have obtained your Control Number, take it along with your membership card and marriage license or similar documentation showing a relationship to the member, to any participating U.S. Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge or Ram dealership or FIAT Studio and request the Preferred Price. After the dealership verifies your Control Number, you can choose from any select new Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle. *The Preferred Price is the maximum amount you will be charged by a participating U.S. dealer for an eligible vehicle. See dealer for details. A $75 administration fee applies. Offer valid for up to 2 (two) Chrysler Group LLC vehicles per calendar year. The Dodge Viper and all SRT models are not currently eligible for this program. Not all incentives may be available, as they vary by region and residency of buyer. See dealer for complete details. **Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination, tax, title and registration fees. Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram are registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of Fiat Group Marketing & Corporate Communication S.p.A., used under license by Chrysler Group LLC. 150 / JANUARY 2014


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Muddy River Classic Hawaii Championships Bayou Championships Will Rogers Championships Heart of Texas Championships 21st Annual Sandhills Invitational Roping 6 Washington 4 Michigan 8 Idaho 2 7 3 1 5 9

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ROPER MATH

Bonus 1/4 vertical $500 (roper’s money) $60 (entry fee) $500 (roper’s money) : $60 (entry fee) 8 (number of entries) - $480 (cost of entries) = 8 (number of entries) = $480 (total cost of entries) = $20 (money left)

4 (steers caught by 1 foot) x 1 (number of feet) = 4 (total number of feet)

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A

H

Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .105

Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Outlaw Saddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

U USTRC Events:

Heritage Performance Gloves . . . . . . .156

P

Bayou Championships . . . . . . . . . . .137

B

Horse Craft Products . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Roger Peters

Brazos Valley Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .142

B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .49

Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Livestock Insurers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .107

Colorado Winter Championships . . . .139

Priefert Rodeo C

J

Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

JX2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

Eastern Nebraska Championsips . . .144

and Ranch Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . .77

Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Florida Championships . . . . . . . . . .143

Q

Heart of Texas Championships . . . . .136

Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151

Muddy River Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Will Rogers Championships . . . . . . .138

Chute Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

K

R

Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65, 155

Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

Ram Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

USTRC Formats 2013 . . . . . . . . .146-150

Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79, 127

Chris Kyle Memorial Roping . . . . . . . .126

Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 153

USTRC Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . . .94

USTRC Membership Application . . . .51-53

L

Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

USTRC RFD-TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

LCI Livestock Insurance Services . . . . . . .9

Robertson Hill Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .151

L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Rocky Mountain

USTRC TRIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

Crossfire Productions . . . . . . . . .120, 121

Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Computer Software For Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .106

V Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .106

D

M

Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .107

Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

W

E

Meet The Champions . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31

S

Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97, 99

Merck Animal Health . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Jeff Smith Productions . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Diamond E Productions . . . . . . . . . .134

Equibrand / Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .107

Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

World Series of

WSTR Events:

Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .132-133

F

N

Farm Tek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

National Roper’s Supply . . . .15, 130-131

T

Wildfire Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124, 125

Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . .116, 117

National Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

TG Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .101

Forty Plus

National Team

TLC Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Team Roping Championships . . . . . .123

Western Horseman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Roping League . . . . . . . . . . . .108-111

Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . .93

X

Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . . .73

XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

G

O

Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Oklahoma State

Triangle Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Z

Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128-129

ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114, 115

Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .23

Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .107

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