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THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS

USTRC Championship Results FEATURES 8

Just the Way It Is

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Mississippi Classic

56

Lasso del Sol

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South Georgia Classic

by Ben Clements

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USTRC Announcements By the Numbers by John Findlay

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Gold Plus Report by Lauren Hardman

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Gold Plus Champions Profile Kirk Kooiker and Darren Lammers Insider Jeremy Smith – Living My Lifestyle

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Top Tips with Rickey Green

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Champions Profile — Jace Baker and David Perry

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Horse Health — Heaves in Horses

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USTRC On Tap

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US Open Tour Standings

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Cruel Girl Standings

Upcoming Events 38

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Just the Way It Is FEBRUARY 2014

by Ben Clements

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t is already February and here in Texas we have had some pretty cold weather. Colder weather keeps us inside and has a tendency to dampen our outlook, but it is important to keep our spirits high. As usual, I have been very busy traveling and going to lots of events, as January was a busy month. This year Jodi and I have been married for six years. We have had TyAnn with us for three years and in that three years our lives have changed a bunch. With that said, my topic of discussion this month is change and dealing with and facing challenges. Each day is different and brings us something new with our lovely daughter. She is changing faster that we can even imagine and it is exciting to be a part of shaping a young person’s life. I can only hope we are doing the right thing and making the right choices for her. Each New Year brings about change for everyone and with these changes we are each faced with new challenges. Some challenges we encounter are easy to overcome and others are true obstacles in our lives. How we handle these challenges is a true test of who we are. When the chips are down are we able to stand and fight? It is important to meet a challenge head on and not quit until we have overcome that obstacle or accomplished our goal. You see, things come at us all the time. Sometimes they are something we expect, but many times they come from out of nowhere. Life in general can be a challenge, and there are often times

that we feel like we are trying to bail water from a rapidly sinking ship. There are tons of things that get us down. For example, our family is sick, we don’t have enough money, we are sick, our relationship is going down the drain, or things are just going wrong. There are a million things that we could list here. We all have problems at any given point in time and we all have challenges in our lives. Some of course are bigger than others, but nonetheless, they are important to us and are crucial aspects of our lives. Often times we feel like the world is crumbling around us and we have nowhere to go and nowhere to turn. That makes me think of a song by Wynona Judd. The song has a verse that says, “When you hit rock bottom you have two ways to go – Straight up and sideways.” There is a lot of truth here. Life is about choices and we can either choose to stay down and wallow in our sorrow or we can pick ourselves up, dust off and start climbing back to the top. No, the climb is not ever easy, but it is well worth it in the long run. In essence, it is the trials and tribulations, and the challenges in our lives that make us who and what we are. I remember reading on some football banner somewhere, “When the going gets tough the tough get going!” I think that is true for most of us. We, by nature, rise up to face each and every challenge that confronts us. We are all survivors in this game called life. Is it easy? Is it fun? Is it fair? The answer is no, not usually.

Challenge is the ability to stand up and meet your adversaries head on. I have always firmly believed in the statement, “The true measure of a man is how he handles adversity.” There are many people in this world that have overcome obstacles and challenges that I cannot even imagine having to deal with. It is true that our cross seems burdensome and heavy until we look at the cross and burdens others have to bear. We all have friends out there or know someone who has a handicap. I am always amazed by the challenges and obstacles they face each and every day. Yet, they stand tall and focus on what kind of person those challenges have made them into. How they can share with others to stay motivated and focused on meeting each and every challenge with all the courage, fortitude and positive attitude God gives you is a true testament of how and what they have overcome. God never promises us an easy trip. He only promises us a safe and sure landing. Challenges will mark our trip through life as long as we are marching along. True, some challenges are going to knock us down and beat us up. Other challenges will merely be bumps in the road we call life. However, God doesn’t make quitters. He makes us stronger and wiser through Him and with Him as the pilot, I’m for certain we are all in for a great landing. I want to wish everyone the best and I hope that each challenge that comes before you is one that you cruise right through. With a positive attitude, your head held high and faith in God you can overcome anything and that is just the way it is……


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Announcements

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 2014 Cinch USTRC NFTR are October 25-November 2, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Gold Spur members receive $1,000 and Gold Plus members receive $3,000, which can be used at any Regional Finals or the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. Flex Earnings do not become active until member participates at a USTRC Sanctioned or Affiliate Event.

Renew your membership today for 2013. Gold Plus Memberships are $300 and Gold Spur Memberships are $110. Call 254-968-0002 today or get online at www.ustrc.com and make your purchase.

The 2013 Available Earnings are displayed in your member services record. Please take a moment to look at your 2013 Available Earnings and notify Judy Dawes at the USTRC office of any discrepancies. Judy can be reached at 254.968.0002 extension 5103.

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By the Numbers by John Findlay

2013 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping Top Four Ropers Money Won by State

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ast month in this exceptional column, I listed the states whose ropers won the most money at October’s 2013 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping along with some other fine statistical nuggets of informational interest. While residents of those states that were near or at the top of the various lists can feel proud of their state’s achievement, states are rather large and anonymous when it comes to putting a face to the deserving award winners. So I am here this month to remedy this woeful situation. But if I am to be literal, I must change the word “face” to “name”. As much as I would like to provide pictures of the faces of those worthy of being mentioned here on these pages, alas, this magazine has not the space to dedicate to such a task. Many of the faces of the names I will be mentioning here were, indeed, featured by photo in our December issue where the likenesses of our Shoot-Out winners were handsomely displayed. So, if it is a likeness you want, I encourage you to turn back to that final SuperLooper issue of 2013 where, perhaps, some of the names to follow can be found with images attached. But exactly who is it, oh Oracle of All Things Roped by Teams, that you are about to chronicle, anyway? Well, the rather lengthy table affixed hereto contains the names of the top four ropers from each state that had at least four ropers who earned any money at the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. In some cases, however, you will find only two or three ropers from a state if two or three was the greatest number of ropers that earned money from that particular state. If there was only one money earner from a

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state, my apologies, but your state will not be listed. And on occasion, you might find five ropers listed, but that would only be in cases where there was a tie for the amount of money won in the fourth place spot. In addition to the name of each roper from each state that fit these parameters, you will find that roper’s hometown, the total amount won by the roper, the roping at the Finals in which the roper earned the most amount of money along with where he or she placed in that roping with payoff type (as in Average, Fast Time, or Incentive) and finally, who their partner was. After all, they could not have done it without them. There were 25 states and one country that earned the distinction of making it to this list that included a total of 105 ropers. Each one of them should be stopped on the street, or at the feed store, or in an arena parking lot and thanked for the honor and distinction they have gained for your state. Between them the 105 ropers won nearly two million dollars ($1,893,100 to be exact). All hail!! (If there are any ropers on this list who feel they did not get the proper recognition for their stupendous Finals roping achievements, please let me know so I can severely chastise the roping denizens of your state or country for their abysmal failure to acknowledge your accomplishments. It will be my pleasure.) So I hope you enjoy perusing this Cinch National Finals of Team Roping State Honor Roll. My congratulations goes out to all who grace this list and may your fellow state residents treat you with the awe and respect you so rightfully deserve! Next month I think I will do this for each state for the whole 2013 season. Won’t that be fun and fascinating?


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2013 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping Top Four Ropers Money Won by State State Alabama

Arizona

Brazil

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Iowa

Idaho

Illinois

Kansas

Roper

Hometown

Total Won

Roping Where Most Money Was Won

Place

Payoff type

Partner

Sanford King Clay Mitchell Coleman Harmon Logan McNeill Aaron Tsinigine Jose Zambrano Jim Williams Ranger Hill Flavio Souza Wilian Custodio Thiago Romanelli Adolfo Pereira Tammy White Mary Stubblefield Shawn Parrott Cash Parrott Clay Keller Jody York Jimmi Jo Montera Rick Montera Bob Herrington Jay Johnson Brady McCormick Jerry Scott Kaleb Driggers Zackary Thrift Lane Sikes Zack Cargle Robert Rita Zanga Schutte Wyatt Rita Jerry Stutts Ryan Sims Kevin Fitzgerald Joe Teague Emily Nolan Katie Nolan Rick Steed Jeff Flenniken John Koyle Todd Jones Bobby Jean Colyer Douglas Rich Luke Maguire Tyler Manion Kelly Snow Tim Cash Ricky Yaussi Tyrel McClintock Shane Saia

Boaz, AL Auburn, AL Lafayette, AL Lapine, AL Tuba City, AZ Tucson, AZ Kingman, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Los Osos, CA Taft, CA Acton, CA Acton, CA Fort Collins, CO Greeley, CO Greeley, CO Greeley, CO San Mateo, FL Live Oak, FL Branford, FL Myakka City, FL Albany, GA Waycross, GA Collins, GA Armuchee, GA Waialua, HI Kamuela, HI Waialua, HI Kailua Kona, HI Pella, IA Granger, IA Webster City, IA Peosta, IA Peosta, IA Malad City, ID Caldwell, ID Pocatello, ID Malad City, ID Bruneau, ID Herrick, IL Virden, IL Waverly, IL Virginia, IL Douglass, KS Udall, KS Soldier, KS Silver Lake, KS

$14,300 $14,300 $6,750 $6,750 $52,410 $31,400 $19,750 $18,650 $7,650 $7,250 $7,250 $1,800 $12,500 $8,700 $6,150 $6,150 $27,800 $23,750 $19,150 $19,150 $49,100 $43,150 $10,800 $10,350 $35,440 $9,850 $7,150 $3,900 $6,450 $4,400 $4,300 $3,500 $11,550 $11,550 $7,250 $5,500 $5,500 $7,600 $700 $700 $700 $700 $47,850 $21,800 $21,800 $2,100 $14,500 $14,500 $12,750 $12,750

#9 Preliminary #9 Preliminary #8 Shoot-Out #8 Shoot-Out Priefert US Open #12 Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #11 Shoot-Out #11 Preliminary #9 Shoot-Out #9 Shoot-Out #11 Preliminary #15 Preliminary Cruel Girl Champ #12 Shoot-Out #12 Shoot-Out #10 US Invitational #10 US Invitational #12 Shoot-Out #12 Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #11 Shoot-Out Priefert US Open #12 Preliminary #10 Preliminary #11 Preliminary #11 Preliminary Century #11 Preliminary Century #10 Shoot-Out #10 Shoot-Out #13 Shoot-Out Cruel Girl Champ Cruel Girl Champ #11 Shoot-Out #12 Shoot-Out #12 Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #10 Shoot-Out #15 Shoot-Out #8 Shoot-Out #8 Shoot-Out Cruel Girl Champ #9 Shoot-Out #9 Shoot-Out #8 Shoot-Out #8 Shoot-Out

1 1 5 5 5 2 27 4 2 11 11 3 2 1 12 12 1 1 4 4 1 6 6 8 2 1 3 5 4 7 4 7 8 8 9 2 2 11 20 20 11 1 1 1 1 6 7 7 2 2

Average Average Average Average Round 1 FT Average Average Average Average Average Average Incentive Incentive Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Rot 3 FT Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average

Clay Mitchell Sanford King Logan McNeill Coleman Harmon Clay Cooper Cyle Denison Janet Mickelson Tanner Saunders Rodrigues Lima, DVM Thiago Romanelli Willian Custodio Flavio Souza Zanga Schutte Tammy White Cash Parrott Shawn Parrott Jody York Clay Keller Rick Montera Jimmi Jo Montera Jay Johnson Brady McCormick Jay Johnson Jimbo Martinez Travis Graves Chad Baker Mark Collins Zachary Tait Small Wyatt Rita Jerry Stutts Robert Rita, Jr. Zanga Schutte Kevin Fitzgerald Ryan Sims Garrison Dixon Katie Nolan Emily Nolan Sam Taylor John Koyle Jeff Flenniken Cal Buttars Rick Steed Cole Wheeler Tyler Manion Luke Maguire Austee Anderson Ricky Yaussi Tim Cash Shane Saia Tyrel McClintock

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State Louisiana

Minnesota

Missouri

Mississippi

North Carolina Nebraska

New Mexico

Nevada

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Wyoming

Roper

Hometown

Total Won

Cyle Denison Mason Pitts Tanner Leflett Brennan Harmon Kirk Kooiker Jessica Shirley Amanda Kooiker Bruce Barnett Jeff Kenslow Danny Miller Aaron Brisbane Nick Gonzales III Garner Holcomb Joey Pilgrim Herbert Theriot Tanner Saunders Bronc Fanning Mark Wray Monty Hurlburt Jeremy McIntyre Gordon Coble Junior Hernandez Rex Hawkins John K. Hudgens Jorge H. Whetten Clay Cooper Randon Adams Todd Delano Jody Burnside Jake Cooper Clay Tyler Milligan E. J. Thomas Lynn Jarrell Darren Lammers Justin Collins Levi Lord Tucker Dale Chad Masters Dalton Schubert John Johnson Matt Griswell Billy Griswell Jace Baker David Perry Cliff Wheeler Calvin Taylor Matt Peterson Cameron Jones Randy C. Brooks Blaine Jensen Arron Mordahl Mike Grant Tyler Boyd Tony Holden Todd Holden

Iowa, LA Haughton, LA Benton, LA Church Point, LA Adrian, MN Wanamingo, MN Adrian, MN West Plains, MO West Plains, MO Lawson, MO Liberty, MO Carriere, MS Houlka, MS Perkinston, MS Poplarville, MS Hudson, NC East Bend, NC Ord, NE Arcadia, NE Grand Island, NE Saint Paul, NE Lovington, NM Santa Teresa ,NM Santa Teresa, NM Santa Teresa, NM Gardnerville, NV Logandale, NV Mesquite, NV Mesquite, NV Sapulpa, OK Pawhuska, OK Keota, OK Hulbert, OK Chancellor, SD Belle Fourche, SD Sturgis, SD Timber Lake, SD Cedar Hill, TN Crossville, TN Piney Flats, TN Ramer, TN Ramer, TN Mount Pleasant, TX Avinger, TX Boerne, TX Canutillo, TX Morgan, UT Morgan, UT Mona, UT Cleveland, UT Carpenter, WY Wheatland, WY Wheatland, WY Gillette, WY Gillette, WY Total

$31,400 $20,100 $13,150 $10,500 $29,900 $2,750 $2,750 $33,650 $21,500 $12,700 $4,150 $11,550 $8,300 $5,650 $5,500 $18,650 $7,500 $21,200 $21,200 $20,200 $20,200 $39,250 $35,400 $28,450 $27,750 $52,410 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $58,150 $56,150 $55,350 $54,750 $29,900 $12,450 $3,950 $3,250 $18,540 $8,300 $2,700 $600 $600 $79,750 $64,350 $60,750 $56,850 $21,800 $21,800 $10,800 $10,800 $15,500 $15,500 $10,950 $4,900 $4,900 $1,893,100

Roping Where Most Money Was Won

Place

Payoff type

Partner

#12 Shoot-Out #10 Preliminary #10 Preliminary #12 US Invitational #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out Cruel Girl Champ Cruel Girl Champ #10 Shoot-Out #10 Shoot-Out #13 Shoot-Out #11 Preliminary #11 Preliminary #8 Shoot-Out #10 US Invitational #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #11 Shoot-Out Century #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #12 US Invitational #10 Shoot-Out #10 Shoot-Out #10 Shoot-Out Priefert US Open #15 Shoot-Out #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #12 Shoot-Out #12 Shoot-Out #11 Shoot-Out #11 Shoot-Out #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #11 Shoot-Out #13 Preliminary #13 Preliminary Priefert US Open #8 Shoot-Out #12 US Invitational #10 Preliminary #10 Preliminary #9 Shoot-Out #9 Shoot-Out #12 Shoot-Out #13 Shoot-Out #9 Shoot-Out #9 Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out #12 US Invitational #12 US Invitational #10 US Invitational #12 US Invitational #12 US Invitational

2 1 1 3 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 1 4 7 10 4 2 5 5 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 19 29 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 5 5 4 4 4 16 16 1 1 3 1 4 4 7 7 2 2 3 7 7

Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Rot 3 FT Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Incentive Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average

Jose Zambrano III Tanner Leflett Mason Pitts Chris Cox Darren Lammers Amanda Kooiker Jessica Shirley Jeff Kenslow Bruce Barnett Ross Turner Marc Fenton Heath Sanders Dalton Schubert Greg Williams Brian Kennedy Ranger Hill Bob Herrington Monty Hurlburt Mark Wray Gordon Coble Jeremy McIntyre Jeff Medlin Shawn Rodenberger Jorge H. Whetten John K. Hudgens Aaron Tsinigine Nels Bowen Jody Burnside Todd Delano Tyler Milligan Jake Cooper Clay Lynn Jarrell E. J. Thomas Kirk Kooiker Matt Mauldin Tucker Dale Levi Lord Kory Koontz Garner Holcomb Brandon Thone Billy Griswell Matt Griswell David Perry Jace Baker Danny Zuniga Sam Livingston Cameron Jones Matt Peterson Blaine Jensen Randy C. Brooks Mike Grant Arron Mordahl J.C. York Todd Holden Tony Holden


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by Lauren Hardman

Hello Ropers!

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opportunity to rope for added money in the Gold Plus division, reserve your stalls and pre-enter over the phone. This month is going to be filled with many events that will give us spring fever! These events will get our blood pumping and will give us the urge to get out there and be winners. We have the Will Rogers Classic, Colorado Winter Championships, Brazos Valley Classic and Muddy River Classic just to name a few. Did I mention the last American qualifier will be held at the Brazos Valley Classic? Yes spring is on the horizon and we will have the perfect places to shake your loops out and rope. And not to mention the Winter Olympics are this month! We will have the opportunity to hear inspirational stories about success, setbacks and triumphs from world class athletes. Any chance we have to listen and learn any tidbits from successful competitors we certainly need to take that opportunity to better ourselves. Happy February Ropers! I hope everyone gets the chance to get to an event or even outside to run a few steers or chase your Hot Heels or Heel-O-Matic around! It’s going to be a great spring here at the USTRC and we look forward to seeing you in the arena! Remember this is your year, your USTRC- So saddle up, it’s time to rope! — Lauren Hardman

Mississippi Classic #12 Gold Plus (with #10 Inc.)

Keith Crowder - Doyle Scrivner $2,040 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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elcome to Feb-r-we ever going to get to rope in tropical climates again! I don’t know about you but I am crossing my fingers that our little ground hog friend will not see his shadow and spring can go ahead and come early! It has been a cold, wet winter and I am ready for roping weather! I am ready for short sleeve shirts, green pastures and horses without winter blankets. This winter I have watched every instructional/roping video I own and I am patiently waiting to put my newly acquired skills to use! I am not a fan of roping in Eskimo attire, I need all the freedom to move I can get! We are about 5 weeks away from Daylight Savings time and I am counting down the days so me and my horse can come out of hibernation! Speaking of spring! Did you see the Regional Finals Schedule for 2014? We made a few alterations to the old schedule and we will begin our Regional Finals about a month early. The Midwest Regional Finals will be held the last weekend in May in Wichita, Kansas. So mark your calendars and be on the lookout for entry deadlines in the upcoming issues of SuperLooper Magazine. We are very excited for the 2014 Regional Finals to begin and we hope you will enjoy our new events and locations. If you or your partner are thinking about upgrading your memberships to Gold Plus this would be the perfect time to do that so you will have the

Mississippi Classic #10 Gold Plus Specialty Roping

Jacky Barnett - Paul Moore $1,810 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings


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Lasso del Sol

Lasso del Sol

#12 Gold Plus (with #10 Inc.)

Don Hockett - Mike Christinck

#10 Gold Plus Specialty Roping

Scott Eschenbrenner - Wayne Baize

$7,500 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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$7,500 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

South Georgia Classic #12 Gold Plus (with #10 Inc.)

Brother Campbell - Brett Taylor $2,730 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

South Georgia Classic #10 Gold Plus Specialty Roping

Dustin Reid - Scott Heath $2,660 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Champions Profile And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

#12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out 2013 USTRC National Champions

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Kirk Kooiker and Darren Lammers

t is not your typical vacation. It is unusual to say the least to spend $5,000 on a vacation and go to a team roping. Who does that one might ask? “Coming to the USTRC National Finals is my vacation,” South Dakota heeler Darren Lammers commented. “This is my first time here to the Finals and I wanted to make it all I could. I wanted to rope well and I wanted to win.” Kirk Kooiker agreed. “If we had a game plan it was to rope and make four solid runs and maybe take a win. We wanted good steers we could win on and hopefully make a solid effort to win some, have a good time and enjoy the roping.” Thirty teams were coming back in the short go round of the #12 Gold Plus at the 2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. A lot of things were on the line. The prize line was awesome. You couldn’t overlook what the roping involved. $58,400 in cash plus a 2013 SLT Dually Ram Truck would go to 18 / FEBRUARY 2014

the high money winner. The second place high money winner would have a choice between a Case IH Farm All Tractor or a Scout Utility ATV Vehicle. That particular kind of prize line would keep every single roper on top of his game. To say it was competitive was a gross understatement. There would be no room for error! Lammers was convinced this was undoubtedly the absolute best way to spend his vacation. He intended to savor every single second. It was his first time to the Finals and he would never forget it no matter how things turned out. The pair was the fourth high team coming back in the short go round. When the pair rode into the box they knew they needed a time 8.87 seconds to take the lead in the Average of the #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out. The advice echoed in their heads. One steer and one eight second run. It was solid tangible advice.


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Kirk Kooiker with Lauren Hardman, Gold Plus Representative and Tod Overfield and Loren Meyer of Ram Rodeo

Having a game plan in a roping like the #12 Gold Plus When the dust settled and the clock stopped the numbers Shoot-Out boils down to some really solid advice. When you were clear. 6.89 loomed clearly. It was all the pair needed to make four solid runs you can be fairly certain a victory take the lead in the Average with a time of 31.32 on a fourlooms in your future. It is advice any roper needs to heed head Average. and practice. “It was tedious watching the last teams make their runs,” A winning game plan helps. And Then There Was One, Lammers said. “I had no idea how it was going to turn out.” Kirk Kooiker and Darren Lammers were the Champions and A run of six in a short round was going to be hard to beat but winners of the #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out at the 2013 Cinch it made for a case of nerves regardless. USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. No doubt this is one As nerves and pressure entered the equation it looked vacation neither roper would ever forget. more and more promising for Kooiker and Lammers. When it all came to a head it suddenly dawned on the pair they would take the win in the #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out. What an unbelievable chain of events. “It is such a blessing to win a roping like this,” Kooiker said his voice etched with emotion and indescribable passion. As it turned out the pair was tied as the high money winners of the roping. Using an odd even system the pair chose to rope four steers together to determine who would be the high money winner. “We won it together so we will rope it off together,” the pair explained. “That takes the pressure off of others and puts the burden on us.” As it turned out Kooiker would win the truck and Lammers would take his choice of the Case IH Tractor or Darren Lammers with Lauren Hardman, Gold Plus Representative and Chuck Stephens Scout ATV Utility Vehicle. and Steve Smith of Case IH Tractor SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 19


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A Lifestyle Not a Profession

Jeremy Smith— Living My Lifestyle Left to right: York Gill, Cimmaron Boardman, Mandy Smith, Kim Cooper, Jason Withers and Jeremy Smith

By Melinda Clements

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t is a lifestyle and a culture all and in itself. There is an old saying, “Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.” Once it grabs hold of you it won’t let go and it impacts your life in ways you could never have imagined. Team roping has a way of taking hold of us and changing our lives in ways we could never imagined. Jeremy Smith loves the lifestyle, has embraced the culture and it’s impact on his life has been unbelievable. He loves what he does and it continues to grow in ways he could never have imagined. Embracing the cowboy and ranching culture where he grew up Smith can certainly attest to the fact he is making a difference in

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ways he never really planned on. Owner and CEO of Smith Ranch Realty near Stephenville, Texas, Smith can confidently say if you are loving what you do you will never truly work a day in your life. Perhaps it involves being at the right place at the right time. However, it probably has more to do with the fact Smith is a team roper and a cowboy first and foremost. He loves to rope and he loves working and being around others that love it as much as he does. Smith enjoys having a rope in his hand at all times, and is very good with one. He has used his love of the sport of team roping to connect with others whose interest is aligned with his dedication to the cowboy lifestyle. He knows the industry, the lifestyle and what makes it all work. That is why he is the key ingredient in making his real estate business work in the “Cowboy Capital of The World” otherwise known as Stephenville, Texas. “My connections to ropers, ranching people, the horse and equine industry made all this come together,” Smith explained. “I know what ropers need in a facility to make it a home and a lucrative business. I know what and how an arena needs to work, the best barns, the good ground and the homes ropers want and need to raise their families. My clients understand and appreciate that. I can relate to what they are looking for and why. When they tell me they want a certain kind of ground or a place to train I can understand what they are telling me because my interest and understanding comes from what they are doing and why. I know what makes it work for me and I can share that with my clients.” Smith Ranch Reality came about in an interesting sort of way. It all stemmed from a team roping. Despite being already in his family Smith has a family history of real estate that he didn’t quite


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realize was relevant. His grandfather in Wyoming had a background in the real estate business for years. When Smith and a team roping partner, Ryan Motes, won the Lariat Bowl in 2000 it sort of set the stage for Smith to embark on a career that seemed to come out of nowhere. “We won about $150,000 in the process and I bought my first property near Morgan Mill, Texas. I started buying property and selling then I worked for another business. (Prominent team roping instructor) Ricky Green told me from the beginning to be a realtor and I thought he was a little off base.” Off base or not Smith lives and works in a community of ropers and rodeo people. He knows what land is good for what people need and the kinds of properties to fit personal tastes. Running his office out of an old cutting horse facility Smith Ranch Realty offers a place to stay and keep horses as clients look for the perfect place to settle down and pursue the roping and cowboy lifestyle. “I think being a roper is why we get a lot of business,” Smith explained. “It has grown and escalated because my clientele is from ropers and they know I understand and can relate to what they need and want.” With a roper list a mile long Smith has unbelievable connections. Luke Brown, Brad Culpepper, Travis Graves, Martin Lucero, to name a few that Smith has worked with. Smith is loyal to his clientele and he never pressures a person to buy. “I don’t force issues or pressure anyone,” Smith said. “I don’t like to be backed into a corner and forced to do something so I don’t operate that way. It is more about meeting people, connecting to what we all love, which is roping, and I can relate because I do what they do. My love for team roping and the ranching lifestyle is the same as theirs. We have common interest and a common thread. We can carry on a conversation and I know what they are asking and their thought process.” Smith thinks the reason Stephenville is growing is because of the common interest cowboys have. “We love this area because it has a cowboy atmosphere, a cowboy feeling,” Smith elaborated. “You can get away from the rat race. People wear boots, jeans, hats and the culture is growing and

expanding. Everyone wants his or her little niche in the country. It is my job and the job of my company to help them find that without any pressure. It is the basics of life and cowboy living. It is a growing trend and everyone wants something like that.” With the help of his wife, Cambra, his sister, Mandy and a staff of competent and reliable agents Smith Ranch Realty is growing not only in stature, by reputation but by word of mouth as well. In the past few months it has grown to not only involve the roping industry but the barrel racing industry as well. “My wife runs barrels,” Smith commented concerning Cambra. “That provides a whole other avenue and a wider circle of clients. People know we understand and relate to their needs when it comes to the equine industry. We are constantly striving to better serve the ranching, roping and rodeo mindset.” With roughly twelve million in sales Smith predicts his company will keep growing and expanding. He has high hopes and certain goals toward expanding to include cattle and hunting ranches. “We love the people here, the ropers, the cowboys, the life style and right now are beaded in on the Stephenville, Hico, Hamilton, Brock, Weatherford and surrounding areas,” Smith commented. “People are flocking here because we are that little bit of the west where real cowboys live and work and train and we, as a company, want to provide them an avenue to do what they do. I love the people, the lifestyle and roping is important to me. It is also important to my clientele. That is why we are able to make a difference. It is our connection to serving.” It is obvious Smith being a roper is why he gets so much business. He lives the lifestyle and has the knowledge and the background to understand what he is selling and why. Smith not only understands the real estate part but he is able to socialize and relate to the lifestyle. It is his own and he lives it on a day-to-day everyday basis. It is a community of ropers and when they are in need of a place to live, a place to rope, a place to raise their kids and continue living the lifestyle and growing the culture Jeremy Smith and Smith Ranch Reality is in the midst of helping cowboys

to do exactly that. It is more than buying and selling property. It is a way of life. It is living and being comfortable enough in your lifestyle that you want to share it with others. It is about giving others what you have and knowing it will continue to grow long after the sale has faded. Smith Ranch Reality is about giving someone a place to live that enhances the quiet and peace of country living coupled with the fun and excitement of all roping involves. It is that cowboy feeling, the cowboy atmosphere. It is about the basics of life and finding the property one needs to live out the cowboy dream. Jeremy Smith knows what makes roping works and he knows what it takes to live the lifestyle. He loves what he does and he does what he loves and it involves roping and putting you inVSA the home that IN HOUSE PROOF makes cowboy lifestyles come true. Team ropers are making a difference in our world and you never know what the background of the next team in the box might be.

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Is My Horse Running ou hear it more in the open ropings than you do anywhere else, headers saying, “I don’t think my horse is trying.” Especially if you live in Texas or Canada, you’re going to have more trouble keeping your horse running than out in California where the scores are usually longer. You see, if you’re roping and practicing for short score ropings, your horse is never going to reach top speed. In many cases horses never do come back and use all their speed after they’ve been rodeo-broke and get used to two jumps across the line and drop out. Over the shorter scores, your horse never gets to really run before you’re in his face asking him to rate. Some arenas are also so short that you can’t give the steers enough head start to really let your horse open up and run. If you ever have the chance to get your horse on a racetrack and really let him open up and see what he can do, I think it would surprise you. I would get out on the track in Albuquerque, New Mexico and start my horse jogging and then start to let him go. At first, these horses think they’re giving it 100% but then you keep asking them for a little more speed. Some of these horses, you will feel shift into a higher speed three or four times. It’s kind of scary to have a horse running wide open and look down and think, “if he stumbles it’s all over”, but what a blast! I’ve rode horses since I was seven or eight and let then run full out, chasing jack rabbits with my Grandpa Green’s greyhound dogs. I’ve had them stub a toe and send me flying, but what a rush! From what I see at the ropings in

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Texas, most head horses are giving about 60% speed because they’re just used to running a few jumps and rating. The other reason is that the horse doesn’t even know what he can do. I’ve bought horses before that thought they were giving 100%, so I would get out in the pasture and have my daughter on another horse. I’d let her get out ahead of me and then let the horse I’m on try and go catch the horse Whitney was on. With another horse out front, it really helps these horses to free up. Think about it. With most of your horse training, the trainer was teaching your horse to be controlled and ready to stop. Some horses have never been on a track or in a big pasture, so they haven’t been opened up and allowed to really run. Some of the old arenas I used to rope in around Fresno, California were 350 – 400 feet long. You could really score a cow out, and then give your horse his head and let him run. When you really let a steer out and then let your horse blow up to one, don’t jerk his head off when you get to the steer, let him take a few jumps in the practice pen to get slowed down, so he’s not afraid to run because you are jerking on him. The rider needs to work on his ability to get run out of the horse. The guys who have won the big money average ropings are not the big reachers. They’re big riders. Let’s play Clay Tryan rodeo trivia. Yup, he’s won all the big ropings and long score rodeos more that once, like Salinas and a few BFI’s. David Motes has five or six Salinas buckles also. So you see that the guys who don’t use their reach to win ropings and ride their horses and keep their horses running, tend to win more at the big average ropings. If a person had the ability and the finances to have two horses, you could have a short score horse and a long score horse. I still think as a header, you need to do some practice that gives your horse some confidence that it’s ok to open up and run. Your Friend,

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Champions Profile And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

#9 Shoot-Out 2013 USTRC National Champions

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ace Baker believes in practice. He believes you can do anything you want if you just practice and spend the time to make it happen. “My game plan when I came here to the Finals was to make solid eight second runs every single time I picked up a rope,” Baker commented. David Perry believes in his partner. They are a good pair. They rope well together and continually complement each other. “My header catches ninety-nine percent of the time,” Perry elaborated. “I just have to follow up and do what needs to be done.” Baker and Perry were the fourth high team back coming into the short go round of the #9 Shoot Out at the 2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping held in Oklahoma City the end of October. The pair had roped solid all day long and they hoped to continue the trend into the short go round. The ropers were looking at a total payout of about $515,000. First place in the average would pay $126,300 along with Martin Championship Trophy Saddles, Gist Championship Buckles, Tony Lama Ostrich Boots and Western Horseman Collector’s Prints. There was excitement in the air and the tension in the fairgrounds coliseum was electrifying. Perry and Baker needed a time of 9.62 to take the lead in the average. They needed to be solid and safe to win the roping. “I was real nervous,” Perry said. “I did all I could to think about something else as we waited to rope. I had missed 26 / FEBRUARY 2014

Jace Baker and David Perry earlier in the week but by the same token we were assured of fourth place if we made a good solid run to take the lead. Whether we could hold the lead was questionable.” With Baker focused on four solid practice runs the pair rode into the box with a good solid run on their minds. They knew what they needed to do and with a nod of the head they did exactly what they had planned. The pair posted a time of 8.32 on their short go round steer. It locked in fourth place for sure and moved them into the lead in the average and that was a good thing. It was a good place to be. For the time being they held the lead in the average and were guaranteed to win no less than $43,600 if they slipped to fourth. Suddenly, it became a waiting game and it seemed to take forever. There were three teams left to rope. “I felt a whole lot of pressure,” Perry said. “I wanted our lead to hold but wasn’t sure it would.” It was a nerve


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wrecking time frame to say the least. A lot of things kept running through Baker’s mind. He remembered and thought about not roping for seven years after his kids were born, he thought about struggling to handle cattle for his heelers and he thought about the saddle, the prizes and the money. With some mistakes and mishaps the top three teams were unable to move Perry and Baker out of first place in the average. As things unfolded the pair held tight to their lead and they would win the average in the #9 Shoot-Out at the

2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals. “It is an unbelievable win,” both Perry and Baker agreed. “The Finals is a good roping, it is a good time and of course, it is good money,” Perry said. “Our partnership certainly paid off in this roping. It is unbelievable.” Winning the #9 Shoot Out was a dream come true. When all was said and done And Then There Was One, Jace Baker and David Perry were the #9 Shoot-Out Champions at the 2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. It is a moment in time they will never ever forget. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 27


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ome horses suffer impaired respiratory function due to congestion and constriction of the airways—similar to a person with asthma or emphysema. This condition is generally the result of breathing dust, mold particles or pollens that set up an allergic reaction, and is often due to the conditions in which we keep and feed our horses. Horses are super athletes, primarily because they have good lung capacity for keeping the blood and muscles well supplied with oxygen during strenuous activity. Anything that interferes with proper working of the lungs and air passages can limit a horse's athletic ability. Dr. Philip J. Johnson, Professor of Equine Internal Medicine at University of Missouri, says breathing problems associated with exercise are commonly attributable to this “heaves” (recurrent airway obstruction), but there are other diseases of the lung that are relatively uncommon that can cause the same clinical picture of exercise intolerance with increased breathing effort. “When faced with a horse that seems to be having breathing issues, we recommend a veterinary diagnosis, especially if the common sense things that are being done to help the horse are not having the desired effect. It could be that the horse is suffering from one of these less

Opening a bale of hay to check and make sure it's not too dusty and shaking hay to remove most of the dust are a couple of ways to help reduce the chance of Heaves. (hay can then be sprinkled, if needed, to settle the rest of the dust particles so the horse won't be breathing any dust). 28 / FEBRUARY 2014

By Heather Smith Thomas

common conditions,” says Johnson. “These are generally referred to as restrictive lung diseases— things going wrong within the lung itself rather than in the airways. These conditions include pulmonary fibrosis (formation of fibrous tissue in the lungs) and chronic granulomotous lung disease (with granulomas within the lungs).” “Another condition that’s not as rare, and has nothing to do with the lungs but looks like it does, is anhidrosis--the inability to sweat. This often causes horses to appear to have breathing difficulties, especially in summer when they are exercising in hot weather,” he says. Those horses can't sweat to cool themselves when they exert, so they overheat. They look like they have a respiratory problem because they are breathing so hard in an attempt to pant and cool themselves. Because the horse can't cool off, his temperature rises, and in some instances the owner may think the horse has an infection and fever. DIAGNOSIS Determining the cause of a breathing problem can be done by observing clinical signs (coughing, increased respiratory effort after exercise, nasal discharge, etc.) and by listening to lung sounds with a stethoscope. The veterinarian may also listen to the breath sounds in the windpipe. Making the horse breathe a little harder (by exercising him just before the examination) may make it easier to Feeding big bales of hay detect abnormalities. To further (where horses eat on the pinpoint the diagnosis, tests can be bale for several days and performed, such as blood tests (to have their faces buried in check for infection) or endoscopic it) is one of the most examination of the airways to look common causes of for evidence of inflammation, or airway inflammation. lung x-rays. An x-ray can be helpful in diagnosing some of the less common lung problems, says Johnson, especially in horses that do not appear to be fitting the typical pattern. One of the tests that can be done for heaves is to put a little sterile fluid (about 2 cups) into the bronchial tubes via a long tube and then suck it back out--to look at the type of cells that are present, and possibly culture them. “We call this a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL),” he says. TREATMENT If a horse is having a hard time breathing, medication can be given to help open the airways, dilating the bronchial tubes.


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“We would only do this if the horse is not in a dusty environment. You can actually make the problem worse if you open those airways to enable the horse to breathe in more dust (and allergens). The best treatment is always to get the horse into fresh air, to get the horse away from the dusts that cause the problem. Then, if necessary, you can use bronchodilation treatment if the change in environment is not enough,” says Johnson. “As is the case in humans with a similar problem, if there is a need to use drugs, we often use corticosteroids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect,” he says. But your goal should be to try to change the horse's environment enough that you can use less medication. If you can manage the environment, this works the best. If a person is showing the horse or competing in athletic events, these drugs are generally not allowed in competition. RECOGNIZE IT EARLY “Airway inflammation is one of the most common medical conditions in horses. Sometimes they cough and sometimes they have nasal discharge, but often it's just exercise intolerance and an increased breathing effort,” says Johnson. Feeding big bales of hay (where horses eat on the bale for several days and have their faces buried in it) is one of the most common causes of this problem. Horses exposed to dusty hay are most at risk for respiratory conditions. “These horses often get treated with antibiotics because the owner thinks the coughing and nasal discharge is due to infection. Eventually the owner realizes that the antibiotics don't seem to be working, and further diagnosis is needed,” he says. One thing that’s confusing to many horsemen is that they think the horse will have a heave line (ridge of muscle along the lower abdomen, on both sides) if it has heaves, but most of these horses do not have a heave line. “Significant heave lines are very uncommon, and a lot of people make the mistake of thinking the horse does not have heaves because there's not a heave line. But it isn't there, in a lot of affected horses. Not all horses develop this,” says Johnson. Horse owners often realize the horse has a slight breathing problem, but many do not do anything about it, nor get it explained, until the horse gets worse. “They may not try to resolve the environmental issues until after it's been going on for a few years. It starts out as a seasonal problem; the horse often has a breathing impairment after being indoors for the winter, but the condition has been gradually developing over the years. A lot of young horses are kept for long periods of time in barns, and this is where hay and bedding is stored. This is often the start of the problem, in many horses. If the owners knew about this sooner, they could possibly postpone the time that the horse would develop a breathing problem,” he says. If young horses could be kept outdoors more, this would help. “If you go into horse barns here in the Mid-west, you often hear horses coughing. The barn manager may shrug it off as a barn cough or a hay cough, but it’s actually heaves.” Sometimes lack of recognition of what it is can lead to worse symptoms because nothing is done about it. Heaves is the most common cause of “stable coughs”, according to Johnson, and it’s not as innocent as the horseman thinks. Horses kept in barns are prime candidates for problems. Changing the environment to eliminate or minimize dust

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(in the feed and bedding, or a dusty paddock or arena), feeding pelleted feeds instead of hay, wetting the feed, etc. can go a long way toward relieving the condition. If a horse must be kept indoors, the entire barn must be carefully managed to be as dust-free as possible. Even if hay or straw bedding is used at the other end of the barn, these put dust particles into the air. Outdoor horses should not be in a dry, dusty paddock, nor pastured next to a dusty road. If an affected horse is in a strenuous athletic career, Johnson suggests training the horse as thoroughly as possible (to maximize cardiopulmonary fitness) under optimum circumstances— in fresh air with no dust. “Then the horse's fitness will be better when he has to compete in less than ideal conditions such as a dusty show ground or arena. As with people, being as fit as possible will maximize the ease with which competitive athletic work can be accomplished. Airway disease is more of a problem for the unfit horse who needs more air because of an underlying lack of fitness.” SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 29


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atching the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) Team Roping, whether you had a seat at the Thomas and Mack or you were watching it on the flat screen at your house, either way it is always an exciting event. The top fifteen teams in the PRCA have worked hard all year long to make it to this event and there is no other event like it in the world. The score, the size of the arena, the crowd and the pressure are hard to duplicate anywhere else. If you haven’t roped at the WNFR it is hard to imagine how different it is than any other event. Ropers that have qualified for the WNFR have been known to build practice arenas with all the same dimensions as the Thomas and Mack

just to be sure that they are familiar with that environment and are ready to make the best runs they can for the World Champion title. With the $18,000 plus go round payoffs and almost $50,000 payoff for the average anything can happen at the WNFR and that is what makes this event so exciting and fun to watch all the way to the last go-round. The 2013 WNFR Team Roping was no exception, with Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill at the top of the World Standings heading into the WNFR, it was not sure that they were going to hold onto the lead until the very end, but when the final round unfolded the team of Tryan and Corkill ended up as the World Champions for 2013. The reserve champion team of Luke Brown and Kollin VonAhn were not far behind with

2013 PRCA World Champions Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill

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Luke only $8,000 behind Clay in total world earnings and Kollin less than one go-round win behind Jade in earnings. First in the Average went to Luke Brown and Kollin VonAhn as they managed to be the most consistent of the fifteen teams and roped nine steers in 56.2 seconds. Second in the average went to Turtle Powell and Dugan Kelly. The 2013 WNFR Team Roping was a team roping event you did not want to miss. Thanks to photographer, Brenda Allen and Allen Rodeo Photos for sharing some great shots of the team ropers at this year’s WNFR. Congratulation to both Clay and Jade for their World Championship titles and thanks to all the team ropers who made this year’s WNFR Team Roping such a great event to watch.


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2013 WNFR Average Winners Luke Brown and Kollin VonAhn

Riley Minor and Brady Minor

Turtle Powell and Dugan Kelly

Nick Sartain and Rich Skelton

Kaleb Driggers and Travis Graves

Brandon Beers and Jim Ross Cooper

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Charlie Crawford and Ryan Motes Erich Rogers and Cory Petska

Drew Horner and Buddy Hawkins

Colby Lovell and Martin Lucero

Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz

Dustin Bird and Paul Eaves

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Average 1. Luke Brown/Kollin VonAhn, 56.2 seconds on nine head, $47,776; 2. Turtle Powell/Dugan Kelly, 73.7/9, $38,762; 3. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 44.7 on eight head, $30,649; 4. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 49.7, $22,536; 5. Charly Crawford/Ryan Motes, 68.6, $16,226; 6. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 40.9 on seven head, $11,719; 7. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 42.6, $8,113; 8. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 50.1, $4,507; 9. Colby Lovell/Martin Lucero, 52.9; 10. Kaleb Driggers/Travis Graves, 46.0 on six head; 11. Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 46.6; 12. Drew Horner/Buddy Hawkins II, 49.0; 13. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 52.9; 14. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 62.8; 15. Justin Van Davis/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 35.2 on five. World Standings Headers: 1. Clay Tryan, $179,688; 2. Luke Brown, $171,159; 3. Riley Minor, $160,503; 4. Kaleb Driggers, $157,729; 5. Trevor Brazile, $154,767; 6. Nick Sartain, $147,839; 7. Turtle Powell, $144,959; 8. Brandon Beers, $130,826; 9. Erich Rogers, $119,353; 10. Charly Crawford, $118,168; 11. Colby Lovell, $110,526; 12. Derrick Begay, $108,335; 13. Dustin Bird, $102,005; 14. Drew Horner, $93,336; 15. Justin Van Davis, $83,472. Heelers: 1. Jade Corkill, $178,057; 2. Kollin VonAhn, $166,291; 3. Travis Graves, $162,351; 4. Brady Minor, $160,503; 5. Patrick Smith, $154,767; 6. Rich Skelton, $147,891; 7. Dugan Kelly, $143,265; 8. Jim Ross Cooper, $138,648; 9. Ryan Motes, $120,735; 10. Cory Petska, $119,252; 11. Martin Lucero, $114,129; 12. Cesar de la Cruz, $107,598; 13. Paul Eaves, $101,181; 14. Buddy Hawkins II, $97,375; 15. Clay O’Brien Cooper, $88,179.


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Florida Championships

Sarasota, Florida

March 1-2 2014

Sarasota, Florida!

The name alone conjures up images that stir the imagination. Sarasota will roll out the red carpet to USTRC team ropers the weekend of March 1st for the Florida Championships. It will be a weekend worth noting on your calendar. Sarasota is known as Florida's Cultural Coast and is considered by some to be the cultural center of the southeastern U.S. It is home to many world-renowned artists and to the official state art museum of Florida, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Affiliated with Florida State University, it is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. The 66-acre Ringling Estate includes 21 galleries of European and American art with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and other Baroque masters. You will also find a multitude of art galleries lining the streets, open studio shows, and one of the finest art schools in the world, Ringling School of Art and Design. With all of the natural beauty and culture of this city, it is no wonder it attracts artists and performers from around the globe. 38 / FEBRUARY 2014

Theater, music and film are also important venues of creativity in Sarasota and there is an abundance of theaters and performing halls to enjoy here. The Asolo Theater was an eighteenth century "theater-in-the-round" in Italy that was dismantled, moved here piece by piece, and reassembled on the grounds of the Ringling estate in the early 1950's. It is still used today for plays, performances, and acting classes for the Asolo Performing Arts Center. The wealth of cultural resources and creativity in Sarasota is a true blessing to those who choose to play here. With untold activities and things to explore, ropers and their families can venture out and find amazing ways to spend their time once the roping wraps up each day. There are a great many things to do in Sarasota. From fun in the sun at the beach to a luxurious nightlife with the finest waterfront dining, you will find it all here. Situated along Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota is a boaters' paradise. The calm, warm waters are teeming with sea life, and activities such as water skiing, fishing, and boating (both power and sail) are very popular. You


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can rent boats and jet skis by the day, or you can even charter a boat and crew for a private fishing trip! Sarasota is also a golfer's dream come true featuring many beautiful golf courses, including the first golf course in Florida. If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy the natural beauty, abundance of birds, and year-round foliage that can only be found in this sub-tropical climate. Plan on lots of fun activities for your team roping family to enjoy during your stay in Sarasota. Whatever you do donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the beaches near Sarasota. Come prepared to take it all in by spending some time near the water. The beaches of Sarasota stretch over 35 miles along the west coast of Florida on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The beaches here have received such prestigious awards as the "finest and whitest sand in the world" and the "Best of the Best Sand." Because Sarasota is on Florida's west coast, they have the most awesome, colorful sunsets over the water. It is not unusual to see bottlenose dolphins, manatees, pelicans, and a variety of interesting fish species in the local waters. The world famous Mote Marine Laboratory is headquartered in Sarasota and is one of the foremost authorities in marine biology and ecology. The clean, turquoise water in the Gulf is very warm and comfortable to swim in and the rolling waves are gentle, so there is much to be enjoyed about the beaches here. The combination of climate, salt water, and quartz sand is why Sarasota is considered to be one of the healthiest places in the world to live and it is certainly a fun place to visit. Couple the Florida Championships with the atmosphere that Sarasota offers and you are looking at a fun-filled weekend that will make most anyone envious. Mark your calendars and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the Florida Championships. It is a weekend you will not want to miss. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 39


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Florida Championships Sarasota, Florida J 3 Ranch and Arena

March 1-2, 2014 861 Sinclair Drive Sarasota, FL 34240-8611 Jx2 Productions (423) 340-0640 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Places to Stay Lido Beach Resort

700 Ben Franklin Drive 866-494-1984 Best Western Sarasota Hotel 1425 S Tamiami (941) 955-9841 Places to Eat Barnacle Bill’s Seafood

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Golf Bobby Jones Golf Course Sarasota Golf Club Serenoa Golf Club

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(941) 366-5731 (941) 309-4949 (941) 363-9556 (941) 355-5305 (941) 366-6116

Eastern Nebraska Championships Lincoln, Nebraska March 7-9, 2014 Lancaster Events Center Jeff Smith and C-S Cattle Company 620-921-5903 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Places to Eat Outback Steakhouse The Steak House Texas Roadhouse Skeeter Barnes

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Golf Holmes Park Golf Course Mahoney Golf Course

Oklahoma Winter Classic 3701 S. 70th St. 7900 Adams St.

Things to Do Marcus East Park Cinema 220 N. 66th St. Lincoln Children’s Zoo 1222 S. 27th St. Champions Fun Center 15th & Cornhusker Hwy Madsen’s Bowlin & Billiards 4700 Dudley

Guthrie, Oklahoma

March 14-16, 2014 www.guthrieok.com Lazy E Arena www.lazye.com Jeff Smith (620) 921-5903 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Places to Eat El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant Stables Café

Valley of the Sun Championships Casa Grande, Arizona March 14-16, 2014 Casa Grande Rodeo Grounds Kenny and Marsha Zamora (505) 469-4388 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Places to Stay Holiday Inn Casa Grande 1-800-345-8082 Boots & Saddle Motel (520) 421-2020 Comfort Inn 866-611-6301 Best Western Plus Casa Grande (877) 574-2464 Places to Eat Tom’s BBQ 139 W Cottonwood Lane Casa Grande Steakhouse 109 E. 2nd St. LongHorn Steakhouse (407) 245-5992 Silver Oak Restaurant 11 S. Mission Pkwy Building 1 Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen 1564 E. Florence Blvd Golf Palm Creek Resort 1110 N. Henness Rd Mission Royal Golf Course 11 S. Mission Pkwy Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf 12684 W. Gila Bend Hwy Things to Do MC Mashers Sports Bar & Grill 1355 E. Florence Blvd Harkins Theatre Casa Grande 14 1341 N. Promendale Pkwy Promenade Mall 1269 N. Promenade Pkwy

Golf Cimarron National Golf Club Cedar Valley Golf Club

(405) 260-7646 (405) 282-0893 www.stablescafe.biz

(405) 282-7888 (405) 282-4800

Things to Do Double Stop Fiddle Shop and Music Hall www.doublestop.com (405) 282-6646 Guthrie Trolley (405) 282-6000 Guthrie Love Carriages (405) 282-0299 Beacon Drive In Theatre (405) 282-4512

Louisiana Championships West Monroe, Louisiana March 14-16, 2014 Ike Hamilton Expo Center Steve and Sherry Judd (601) 928-3218 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Places to Stay Quality Inn & Suites West Monroe www.qualityinn.com (318) 387-2711 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Monroe www.hiexpress.com (318) 807-6000 Places to Eat Outback Steakhouse

www.outback.com (318) 387-6700 Logan’s Roadhouse www.logansroadhouse.com (318) 361-9961 Mohawk Tavern www.monroe-westmonroe.org (318) 398-3185 Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon www.lonestarsteakhouse.com (318) 388-1997


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Golf Sassagoula Falls Adventure Golf www.sassagoulafalls.com 205 Mane Street (318) 323-1212 Calvert Crossing Golf Club calvertcrossing.com (318) 397-0064 Things to Do Cinemark Tinseltown USA

www.cinemark.com (318) 398-0600 Excalibur Family Fun Center (318) 396-8800 Enoch’s Pub & Grill www.enochsirishpub.com (318) 388-3662 Monroe’s Top Gun Night Club (318) 388-3614

Tennessee Championships

Places to Eat Franklin Chop House

Gonzales, TX March 28-30, 2014 JB Wells Arena USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info

Golf Forrest Crossing Golf Course forrestcrossing.americangolf.com (615) 794-9400 Temple Hills Club Golf Course www.templehillsgolf.com (615) 646-4785

Golf Luling Golf Course

Franklin, Tennessee March 21-23, 2014 Ag Expo Park USTRC www.ustrc.com CR VSA Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info

Things to Do Boiler Room Theatre IN HOUSE PROOF

Places to Stay La Quinta Inn & Suites Nashville Franklin 1034.lq.com (615) 791-7700

Wildhorse Saloon

Buddy Hawkins, 2010 IPRA Heeling Rookie of WKH<HDUDQG1)54XDOLÀHU     

South Texas Championships

www.franklinchophouse.com 1101 Murfreesboro Road (615) 591-7666 Stoney River Legendary Steaks www.stoneyriver.com 1726 Galleria Boulevard (615) 778-0230 Logan’s Roadhouse www.logansroadhouse.com 7087 Bakers Bridge Avenue (615) 771-7288

Franklin Lanes, Inc.

Tootsies Tours

www.boilerroomtheatre.com CRX’D (615) 794-7744 www.jaymarfec.com (615) 790-2695 www.wildhorsesaloon.com (615) 902-8200 www.tootsies.net (615) 207-3999

Places to Eat Cow Palace Restaurant 1801 N. Sarah Dewitt Dr. Don Alfredo’s Restaurant 624 Saint James Rusty Rooster 1826 E. Sarah Dewitt Dr.

1005 N. Magnolia Ave., Luling, TX Things to Do Lucky Pony 1311 Seydler. St. Oil City Bowling Lanes 1629 N Magnolia Ave., Luling, TX Gonzales Memorial Museum 414 Smith Gonzales Pioneer Village 2122 S. US Highway 183

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entertaining activities at the same complex geared towards the entire family. The No Bull Just Horses Expo will feature vendors, clinicians and seminars all three days. Clinicians on the schedule this year includes; Bobby Harris, a 4 time NFR average title winner, 2 time George Strait Classic winner, USTRC Champion, PRCA World Champion, and World-timed-Event Champion. Sharon Camarillo, a Multi-time NFR qualifier, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Professional Rodeo Champion and author of her latest book BARREL RACING FOR FUN & FASTTIMES. This book is already in its second printing. Dan James, competitor, trainer, teacher, and performer born in Queensland, Australia. He is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road to the Horseâ&#x20AC;? champion and teachers the Double Dan Horsemanship Method. More information on these clinicians and other activities can be found at our website www.nobulljusthorses.com. Other seminar topics include, chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, and dental care. This year there will be no admission charge at the gate if you are just there to watch the roping. There will be an admission fee to enter the horse expo. That fee will be $10 for adults and $5 for ages 5 to 16, children 4 and under are CRXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D free. The 2014 USTRC Eastern Nebraska Championships and No Bull, Just Horse Expo both take place at the Lancaster Event Center. Both events take place at the event center and will be in a climate controlled environment. The Cowboy Mounted Shooters will be back this year with competitions on Saturday and Sunday. Also on Saturday and Sunday there will be a Youth Team Rodeo. The Youth Team Rodeo is a chance for riders to bring a friend with them and compete together. Buckles will be awarded for each age group and the Overall Champion will receive a saddle. There is no entry fee to participate in the youth rodeo, only the cost of admission into the No Bull Just Horses Expo. Sunday will also be the day for the NBHA Barrel Race. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list of vendors is even larger than last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Vendors at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event offer a wide array of products and services including saddles and tack, multiple trailer lines, trucks, flat beds, skid loaders, portable sheds, boots, jewelry, clothing, accessories, nutrition, vet supplies, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books, fencing, and much much more. March 7-9, 2014 at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska looks like to place to be, whether you are going to rope, learn or shop there will be something for everyone. Mark your calendar and load up the entire family for a weekend you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss.


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Harris from Searcy, Arkansas. The Incentive Average win also went to Emmett and Brown. Ken Holland from Damascus, Arkansas teamed up with Travis Holland from Bee Branch, Arkansas to win first place in the Average of the #15 Division. They were 33.01 seconds on four steers and earned $2,700, trophy Gist knives and $6000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Brody Braden from Horatio, Arkansas and Justin C Johnson from Ashdown, Arkansas with a time of 33.51 seconds on four steers. The third place finishers were Andrew Sharp and Keith Coleman. The #13 Division was the next roping and this time Payden Emmett was back for more. This time he teamed up with header Tee Luttrell from Choudrant, Louisiana for the win. They finished with a time of 34.85 seconds on four steers and PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

he Mississippi Classic held at the Tunica Arena and Expo in Tunica, Mississippi is a popular event for team ropers around the region. This year it made the move from Jackson, Mississippi and it was a positive one, but an early winter blast swept through the region causing difficult travel conditions and thus the turnout was less than expected. Nonetheless, the roping took place as scheduled on December 13-15, 2013 and was produced by Rope the Ozarks. The event began with the Open Division. Payden Emmett from Sparta, Missouri teamed up with Adam Brown from Beebe, Arkansas to win first place in the Average. The duo turned in a time of 47.22 seconds on five steers and won $1,320 and Priefert US Open Tour points. The second place finishers were Kelsey Parchman from Stephenville, Texas and Shawn

Open Payden Emmett (Sparta, MO) / Adam Brown (Beebe, AR), 47.22, $1,320

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#15 Handicap Ken Holland (Damascus, AR) / Travis Holland (Bee Branch, AR), 33.01, $2,700 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

The win of the #11 Division went to the team of Michael earned $3,200, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Patterson from Cedarbluff, Mississippi and Jake Pollard from Earnings. Second place was Rodney Smith from Hazlehurst, West Point, Mississippi with a time of 39.25 seconds on four Mississippi and Chase Graves from Poplarville, Mississippi and steers. They won $4,000, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in third place was Greg Williams and Chris Kyle. USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to the team of Jim The final roping of the first day of competition at the Burke from Missouri and Devin Tate from Arkansas. Scott Mississippi Classic was the #12 Division. The Mississippi team Coleman and Randy Mills won third place and fourth place and of Dean Wilson from Louin and Jeff Pierce from Byram the Incentive win went to Brian Luman and Tom Bridges. partnered up to win first place in the Average. They were 36.41 seconds on four steers and won $3,370, trophy Gist knives FLEX EARNINGS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mississippi Classic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jackson, MS and $6,000 in USTRC Flex From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Earnings. Second place went to Jacky Barnett ................Phil Campbell, AL......$12,000 Ray Duncan ..................Hazlehurst, MS............$3,000 Mike Cullum and Rob Purser David Mitchell ................Guilford, IN ................$9,000 Sidney Pittman ..............Pearcy, AR ..................$3,000 Lindsey Hall ..................Bee Branch, AR ..........$7,000 Tee Luttrell ....................Choudrant, LA ............$3,000 from Arkansas. Third place was Anthony Fetters ..............Farmington, MO ..........$6,000 Tyler Jackson ..................Salem, AR ..................$3,000 Greg Williams and Payden Doyle Scrivner................Harrison, AR ..............$6,000 Andrew Sharp ................Melbourne, AR ............$2,000 Emmett while fourth place was Isaac Jacobs ..................Castlewood, VA ............$6,000 Devin Tate ......................Bono, AR ....................$2,000 Keith Crowder ................Pocahontas, AR ..........$6,000 Greg J. Williams ..............Morrilton, AR ..............$2,000 Danny Ruggles and Mark Mike Rider ....................Wideman, AR ..............$6,000 Justin Welch....................Anguilla, MS ..............$2,000 Strickland. Kathy Staggs and Paul Moore ....................Jasper, AL ..................$6,000 Blane Maxwell ..............Bertrand, MO ..............$1,000 Tim King won the Incentive Stan Rider......................Ash Flat, AR................$6,000 Brody Braden ................Horatio, AR ................$1,000 Tom Bridges ..................Viola, AR ....................$6,000 Chad Shepherd ..............Sanford, NC ................$1,000 Average. Craig Jacobs ..................Castlewood, VA ............$5,000 Chase Graves ................Poplarville, MS ............$1,000 Keith Crowder from Kathy Staggs..................Wideman, AR ..............$5,000 Clayton Zwerschke..........Courtland, MS ............$1,000 Pocahontas, Arkansas teamed Payden Emmett..............Sparta, MO ................$5,000 Cody Andrews ................Greenbrier, AR ............$1,000 Chris Kyle ......................Enola, AR ..................$4,000 Cooper Bruce ................Springer, OK ..............$1,000 up with Doyle Scrivner from Tim King........................Cave City, AR ..............$4,000 Danny Ruggles ..............Hackett, AR ................$1,000 Harrison, Arkansas to win first Travis Holland ................Bee Branch, AR ..........$3,000 Drew Fetters ..................Farmington, MO ..........$1,000 place in the Average of the #12 Benjamin Dodd ..............Trenton, TN..................$3,000 Eric Myers......................Newbern, TN ..............$1,000 Brian Luman..................Wister, OK ..................$3,000 Gus Hinson ....................Jonesboro, AR..............$1,000 Gold Plus Division. The pair Bryan Ray Freeman ........Doniphan, MO ............$3,000 Jim Burke ......................Charleston, MO ..........$1,000 roped four steers in 35.27 Cade Cowan ..................Lamar, MS ..................$3,000 Jimmy Dale White ..........Hazlehurst, MS............$1,000 seconds to win $2,040, trophy Chase Hilton ..................Batesville, AR..............$3,000 Justin C. Johnson ............Ashdown, AR ..............$1,000 Cody Reed ....................Jonesboro, AR..............$3,000 Keith Coleman ..............Morgan Hill, CA ..........$1,000 Gist buckles and $6,000 in Darryl King ....................Byhalia, MS ................$3,000 Lee Burkett....................Trenton, TN..................$1,000 USTRC Flex Earnings. Second David Scheffel................Paris, KY ....................$3,000 Levi Ladner....................Pass Christian, MS ......$1,000 place in the Average was Dean Wilson ..................Louin, MS ..................$3,000 Mark Strickland ..............Dunnellon, FL ............$1,000 Jake Pollard....................West Point, MS............$3,000 Mike Cullum ..................Clinton, AR ................$1,000 Lindsey Hall and Chris Kyle Jeff Pierce ......................Byram, MS..................$3,000 Randy Mills ....................Sturgis, MS ................$1,000 with a time of 38.12 seconds on Jeff Souza ......................Havana, AR ................$3,000 Rob Purser ....................Morrilton, AR ..............$1,000 four steers. The third place Jim Chappelear ..............Canton, MS ................$3,000 Rodney Smith ................Hazlehurst, MS............$1,000 Keith Crowder ................Pocahontas, AR ..........$3,000 Scott Coleman................Sturgis, MS ................$1,000 team was Lindsey Hall and Michael Patterson ..........Cedarbluff, MS ............$3,000 Steve Reed ....................Jonesboro, AR..............$1,000 Doyle Scrivner. Jim Chappelear Paul Tucker ....................Poplar Bluff, MO..........$3,000 Tye Bradley ....................Gentry, AR ..................$1,000 and Chase Hilton won the Incentive Average. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 53


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Tyler Jackson from Salem, Arkansas and Tom Bridges from Viola, Arkansas took home the win of the #10 Division. They were 32.03 seconds on four steers and earned $4,130, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Justin Welch and Bubba Barlow. The third place team was Lindsey Hall and Cody Reed. Welch and Barlow won the Incentive Average. The final day of team roping kicked off with the #10 Gold Plus Division. Jacky Barnett teamed up with Paul Moore to win first place in the Average. They were 44.50 seconds on four

steers and earned $1,810, trophy Gist buckles and $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Mike and Stan Rider and the third place finishers were Kathy Staggs and Jeff Souza. The Incentive was won by Mike and Stan Rider. Jacky Barnett from Phil Campbell, Alabama and Anthony Fetters from Farmington, Missouri finished first place in the Average of the #9 Division. They were 43.00 seconds on four steers and won $4,440, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Lee Burkett and Craig Jacobs and third place went to Blane Maxwell and Allen Flynt. The Incentive Average went to Barnett and Fetters. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw and it provided the perfect conclusion to a great weekend of USTRC team roping. Ray Duncan from Hazlehurst, Mississippi and David Mitchell from Guilford, Indiana finished first place in the Average. They won $2,860, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Isaac and Craig Jacobs, both from Castlewood, Virginia with a time of 32.97 seconds on three steers. Third place was Benjamin Dodd from Trenton, Tennessee and Tim King from Cave City, Arkansas.

#13 Handicap Tee Luttrell (Choudrant, LA) / Payden Emmett (Sparta, MO), 34.85, $3,200 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Dean Wilson (Louin, MS) / Jeff Pierce (Byram, MS), 36.41, $3,370 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#10 Tyler Jackson (Salem, AR) / Tom Bridges (Viola, AR), 32.03, $4,130 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#11 Michael Patterson (Cedarbluff, MS) / Jake Pollard (West Point, MS), 39.25, $4,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #9 Jacky Barnett (Phil Campbell, AL) / Anthony Fetters (Farmington, MO), 43, $4,440 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Ray Duncan (Hazlehurst, MS) / David Mitchell (Guilford, IN), 31.29, $2,860 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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rizona is a hotbed for ropers this time of year. The USTRC staff headed for warmer weather and to host the Lasso Del Sol at the Westworld Equestrian Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event took place December 28-30, 2013 and was a welcomed event for ropers after the Christmas holiday. The event began with the best of the best. The winners of the Open Division were Cody Snow from Los Olivos, California and Evan Arnold from Santa Margarita, California. They were 34.50 seconds on five steers and took home $4,866, trophy Gist spurs and ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place was Bode Baize from Anthony, New Mexico and Nano Garza from Mesquite, Nevada. Third place in the main Average was Cody Hall and Clayton VanAken. Zane Barnson and Cody Hall both from Utah won the Incentive Average. This was the second of five of The American qualifiers and the event welcomed a slew of Open teams to try their hands at qualifying. Snow and Arnold also won the qualifier with a four head Average time of 27.95 seconds. They won $5,250, along with a qualification to The American Semi Finals scheduled for February 21-23, 2014 in Mesquite, Texas. Second place was Brock Hanson and Cesar DeLaCruz who pocketed $3,150. Mike Fuller from Whitmann, Arizona and Clint Summers from Lake City, Florida earned $2100 for their third place finish, while Chance Kelton and Clint Harry placed fourth. These teams along with those placing sixth through tenth in the Average earned a place in The American Semi Finals. Thomas Richards from Humboldt, Arizona and Gustavo Gaiotto from Pueblo, Colorado were the champions of the #15 Division. They were 28.49 seconds on four steers and won $8,430, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Tanner Baldwin and Ranger Hill, while third place went to Clay and John Robertson from Montana. In the #13 Division the win of the Average went to the team of Zane Barnson and Paul Freed. The duo roped four steers in a total time of 32.55 seconds. They won $9,346, trophy Gist spurs, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the 56 / FEBRUARY 2014

Open Cody Snow (Los Olivos, CA) / Evan Arnold (Santa Margarita, CA), 34.5, $4,866

Average was the team of Renaldo and Octavius Wartz both from Blue Gap, Arizona. The third place finishers were Brandon Laing and Kory Bramwell. Caden Clay from Santa Maria, California and Cody Snow teamed up to win first place in the #12 Division. They were 30.71 seconds on four steers and thus took home $15,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to the team of Dexter Udall and Ranger Hill. Third place in the Average was Matt Chandler and Devin Wigemyr. Zane Yates from Cortez, Colorado and Pace Blanchard from Albuquerque, New Mexico won the Incentive Average. The second day of team roping began with the #12 Gold


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Plus. Don Hockett from FLEX EARNINGS – Lasso Gillette, Wyoming and Mike From Open thru #8 PickDraw Christinck from Wheatland, Wayne Baize ....................Anthony, NM ............$7,000 Wyoming were the champions Jose Royo ........................El Paso, TX ................$6,000 of the roping. They finished Kade Elkins ......................Grants, NM ..............$6,000 the roping with a time of Sam Garside ....................Prescott, AZ ..............$6,000 Cordell Yazzie....................Tempe, AZ ................$4,000 36.51 second on four steers Rick Carter ......................Globe, AZ ................$4,000 and took home $7,500, trophy Rigo Carmona ..................Bloomfield, NM ........$4,000 Gist buckles and $6,000 in Steven Alder ....................Pima, AZ ..................$4,000 Zane Barnson ..................Washington City, UT ..$4,000 USTRC Flex Earnings. Second Beto Lechuga ..................Farmington, NM ........$3,000 place was Beto Luchuga from Bill Mankin ......................Gillette, WY ..............$3,000 Farmington, New Mexico and Bobby Felkins ..................Florence, AZ..............$3,000 Brandon Johnson ..............Nebraska City, NE ....$3,000 Rod Lyman from Victor, Caden Clay ......................Santa Maria, CA........$3,000 Montana. Third place was Chad Stringfellow ............Wittmann, AZ............$3,000 Bobby Felkins and Mike Cody Snow ......................Los Olivos, CA ..........$3,000 Colten Fletcher ................Wainwright, AB ........$3,000 Kenworthy. The win of the David White......................Sells, AZ ..................$3,000 Incentive Average went to Don Hockett ....................Gillette, WY ..............$3,000 Brandon Johnson and Floyd E. Marshall ..............Phoenix, AZ ..............$3,000 Gary Clements..................Vega, TX ..................$3,000 Scooter Ochoa. Gustavo Gaiotto................Pueblo, CO ..............$3,000 Jose Royo from ElPaso, Hayden Udall....................San Tan Valley, AZ ......$3,000 Texas and Jorge Hawkins Jody Crane ......................Avondale, AZ ............$3,000 Joe Bob Nunez..................Corrales, NM ............$3,000 Whetten from Santa Teresa, Joe Gallegos ....................El Paso, TX ................$3,000 New Mexico took first place in Joe Painter ......................Buffalo, SD ..............$3,000 the Average of the #11 Division. Jorge Hawkins Whetten......Santa Teresa, NM ......$3,000 Kurt Fletcher ....................Wainwright, AB ........$3,000 They were 32.43 seconds on Leroy Billy........................Winslow, AZ ..............$3,000 four steers and won $15,000, Mark Wright ....................Tucson, AZ ................$3,000 trophy Martin saddles and Mike Christinck ................Wheatland, WY..........$3,000 Mike Kenworthy................Queen Creek, AZ ......$3,000 $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Neil Bartelson ..................Parshall, ND..............$3,000 Second place was Garrett Neil Main ........................Casa Grande, AZ ......$3,000 Jacobs and Jason Hershberger Paul Freed ........................Queen Crrek, AZ........$3,000 Rayme Billy......................Phoenix, AZ ..............$3,000 while third place in the Average Reed Flake ......................Snowflake, AZ ..........$3,000 went to Katie Waterson and Rod Lyman ......................Victor, MT ................$3,000 Kelly Buhler. Joshua Turner Scott Eschenbrenner ........Las Cruces, NM ........$3,000 Shannon Killingsworth ......Las Cruces, NM ........$3,000 and Brayden Parker won the Shelly Garside ..................Prescott, AZ ..............$3,000 Incentive Average. Thomas Richards ..............Humboldt, AZ............$3,000 The final roping of the Wacey White ....................Ganado, AZ ..............$3,000 second day was the #10 Division. Kurt and Colten Fletcher from Canada teamed up to win first place in the Average. They were 35.51 seconds on four steers and took home $15,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Michael Chaput and Matt Cover from Wyoming and Nebraska respectively. The third place team was Joe Gallegos and Dexter Udall. Gallegos and Udall also won the Incentive Average. Scott Eshenbrener and Wayne Baize won the #10 Gold Plus with a time of 46.42 seconds on four steers. They earned $7,500, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Reed Flake and Walt Eddy. Third place was Joe Bob Nunez and Neil Main. The Incentive win went to Joe Painter and Bill Mankin. The pairing also won the Century Bonus.

del Sol – Scottsdale, AZ (including Gold Plus Roping) Wade Woodbury................San Rafael, NM ........$3,000 Walt Eddy ........................Gallup, NM ..............$3,000 Jason Johe ........................San Luis Obispo, CA ..$2,000 Ranger Hill ......................Scottsdale, AZ ..........$2,000 Dexter Udall ....................Morro Bay, CA ..........$1,000 Armando Flores ................Buckeye, AZ..............$1,000 Brady Payne ....................Gilbert, AZ ................$1,000 Brandon Laing..................Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Brent Freese ....................Ladera Ranch, CA ....$1,000 Clay Robertson ................Augusta, MT ............$1,000 Cody Hall ........................St. George, UT ..........$1,000 Debbie Carter ..................Peoria, AZ ................$1,000 Dennis Cook ....................Duncan, AZ ..............$1,000 Devin Wigemyr ................Queen Creek, AZ ......$1,000 Fernando Bojorquez ..........Nogales, AZ ..............$1,000 Garrett Jacobs ..................Lemitar, NM..............$1,000 Heidi Rosson ....................Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Jake Rodriguez ................Livermore, CA ..........$1,000 Jason Hershberger ............Litchfield Park, AZ ....$1,000 Jeremiah Andrews ............Grand Junction, CO....$1,000 Jesse Jolly ........................Agate, CO ................$1,000 John Robertson ................Polson, MT................$1,000 Joshua Turner ....................Hatch, NM ................$1,000 Katie Waterston ................................................$1,000 Kelly Buhler......................................................$1,000 Kory Bramwell..................Chromo, CO..............$1,000 Kyon Kreutzer ..................La Veta, CO ..............$1,000 Lane Siggins ....................Ruidoso Downs, NM ..$1,000 Logan Curtis ....................Cave Creek, AZ ........$1,000 Lucas MacKenzie ..............Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Lyle Cochran ....................Dodson, MT ..............$1,000 Matt Chandler ..................Mesa, AZ ..................$1,000 Matt Cover ......................Ashby, NE ................$1,000 Michael Chaput ................Evansville, WY ..........$1,000 Octavius Wartz ..................Blue Gap, AZ ............$1,000 Pace Blanchard ................Albuquerque, NM ......$1,000 Paul Rosson......................Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Ranger Hill ......................Scottsdale, AZ ..........$1,000 Renaldo Wartz ..................Blue Gap, AZ ............$1,000 Robert Goldtooth ..............Winslow, AZ ..............$1,000 Tanner Baldwin ................Vail, AZ ....................$1,000 Wacey Brady ....................Kirtland, NM ............$1,000 Woody Richins ..................Cliff, NM ..................$1,000 Zane Yates ........................Cortez, CO ................$1,000

#15 Handicap Thomas Richards (Humboldt, AZ) / Gustavo Gaiotto (Pueblo, CO), 28.49, $8,430 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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In the #9 the win of the Average went to Wade Woodbury from San Rafael , New Mexico and Kade Elkins form Grants, New Mexico. They were 36.52 seconds on four steers and took home $15,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to Rigo Carmona and Kade Elkins and third place was Rick Carter and Steven Alder. Carter and Alder also won the Incentive Average. Hayden Udall from San Tan Valley, Arizona and Sam Garside from Prescott, Arizona teamed up to win the Average of the #8 Pick/Draw. They were 23.02 seconds on three steers and won $4,136, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Rayme Billy and Cordell Yazzie and third place was Chad Stringfellow and David White. The event in Arizona came to a close and everybody got ready to ring in the New Year. It was a great USTRC event and ropers enjoyed themselves.

#13 Handicap Zane Barnson (Washington City, UT) / Paul Freed (Queen Crrek, AZ), 32.55, $9,346 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Caden Clay (Santa Maria, CA) / Cody Snow (Los Olivos, CA), 30.71, $15,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#11 Jose Royo (El Paso, TX) / Jorge Hawkins Whetten (Santa Teresa, NM), 32.43, $15,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#10 Kurt Fletcher (Wainwright, AB) / Colten Fletcher (Wainwright, AB), 35.51, $15,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Wade Woodbury (San Rafael, NM) / Kade Elkins (Grants, NM), 36.52, $15,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Hayden Udall (San Tan Valley, AZ) / Sam Garside (Prescott, AZ), 23.02, $4,136 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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South Georgia Classic

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task. Third place in the Average was Cunde ad Brad Culpepper from Poulan, Georgia. Michael Bratton from Opelika, Alabama was the star of the #15 Division. He and heeler Zak Richardson from Westville, Florida teamed up to win the Average They were 29.23 seconds on four steers and took home $1,900, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Bratton and Adam Toole and third went to Bratton and Zack Mabry. The win of the #13 Division went to the team of Zeb Lumpkin from Sycamore, Georgia and Justin C Johnson from Ashdown, Arkansas. They were 30.75 seconds on four steers PHOTOS COURTESY OF C BAR C PHOTOGRAPHY

he South Georgia Classic in Perry, Georgia is always one of the first events of the new USTRC season. The event produced by John Johnson and Jx2 Productions is held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and this year took place December 27-29, 2013. The roping action began with the Open Division. Cory Kidd from Statesville, North Carolina and Adam Plyler from Pageland, North Carolina teamed up to win first place in the Average with a time of 34.29 seconds on five steers. They won $1,140 plus ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place in the Average went to the team of Manny Cunde and Plyler. They were 37.52 seconds on five steers to accomplish the

Open Cory Kidd V (Statesville, NC) / Adam Plyler (Pageland, SC), 34.29, $1,140

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#15 Handicap Michael Bratton (Opelika, AL) / Zak Richardson (Westville, FL), 29.23, $1,900 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

and won $3,220, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex roping were Derrick Bell and Clint Humphries. Earnings. Second place was the Florida/Alabama team of Coty Justin Ethridge and Scott Heath partnered to win first place Long and Zack Mabry. Third place in the Average was Coltin in the #11 Division. They were 33.44 seconds on four steers and Jaret Nobles. Mabry used his momentum FLEX EARNINGS – South Georgia Classic – Perry, GA from the #13 and carried it From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) forth into the #12 Division. He teamed up with Chris Jones Justin Ethridge..................Bowdon, GA..............$7,000 Katie Zier ........................Abingdon, VA ............$3,000 Jaret Nobles ....................Barnwell, SC ............$6,000 Lance Hancock ................Sandersville, GA ........$3,000 from Lindale, Georgia and the Joe Adcock ......................Smithville, TN ............$6,000 Luther Googe ..................Barnwell, SC ............$3,000 team won first place in the Scott Heath ......................Bowdon, GA..............$6,000 Matt Jarriel ......................Collins, GA ................$3,000 Average. They were 33.36 Tom Kelly ........................Clayton, AL ..............$6,000 Ran West..........................Alapaha, GA..............$3,000 Clay Futrell ......................Union Grove, NC ......$5,000 Rayna Gay ......................Axson, GA ................$3,000 seconds on four steers and Clint Humphries................Lincolnton, NC ..........$5,000 Riley Sims........................Rutledge, GA ............$3,000 won $4,220, trophy Gist knives, Ed Allen ..........................Dadeville, AL ............$5,000 Travis Clem ......................Canton, GA ..............$3,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Michael Bratton................Opelika, AL ..............$5,000 Ty Springer ......................Ocala, FL..................$3,000 Zack Mabry ......................Piedmont, AL ............$5,000 Zak Richardson ................Westville, FL ............$3,000 Earnings. Second place was Ty Ancil Stewart ....................................................$4,000 Zeb Lumpkin....................Sycamore, GA ..........$3,000 Alford and Cliff Ammons and Beck Hyslop ....................Loxahatchee, FL........$4,000 Ben Whiddon....................Havana, FL ..............$2,000 third place was Steve Horne Braxton Culpepper............Stephenville, TX ........$4,000 Brittany Tirpak ..................Dunnellon, FL ..........$2,000 Brother Campbell ............Franklin, TN ..............$4,000 Coltin Nobles....................Barnwell, SC ............$2,000 and Ed Allen. Ashley Riner and Clint Gruber ....................Saint George, SC ......$4,000 Greg Graden ....................Newberry, FL ............$2,000 Ben Whiddon won the Derrick Bell ......................Statesville, NC ..........$4,000 Jimmy Peele ....................MacClenny, FL ..........$2,000 Incentive Average. Ryanne Heath ..................Bowdon, GA..............$4,000 Ty Alford ..........................Ponce De Leon, FL ....$2,000 Billy Lam ........................Canton, GA ..............$3,000 Justin Johnson ..................Ashdown, AR ............$1,000 Brother Campbell from Brett Taylor ......................Vero Beach, FL..........$3,000 Adam Toole ......................Rydal, GA ................$1,000 Franklin, Tennessee and Brett Chris Jones ......................Lindale, GA ..............$3,000 Ashley Riner ....................Williamson, GA..........$1,000 Taylor from Vero Beach, Florida Chris Peebles....................Kite, GA....................$3,000 Blaine Courson ................Lake City, FL ............$1,000 Cody Stubbs ....................Odenville, AL ............$3,000 Brady Barrentine ..............Enigma, GA ..............$1,000 teamed up to finish first place Colt Kelly ........................Monticello, GA ..........$3,000 Cliff Ammons....................Ponce De Leon, FL ....$1,000 in the Average of the #12 Gold Craig Flowers ..................Mineral Bluff, GA ......$3,000 Colton Allen ....................Dadeville, AL ............$1,000 Plus. They were 34.80 seconds Craig Jacobs ....................Castlewood, VA ..........$3,000 Cory Kidd V ......................Statesville, NC ..........$1,000 Dean Derenzo ..................Ocala, FL..................$3,000 Coty Long ........................Bonifay, FL ..............$1,000 on four steers and won $2,730, Derrick Alan Davis ............Hilliard, FL................$3,000 Dale Ratliff ......................Live Oak, FL ............$1,000 trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 Dustin Reid ......................Piedmont, AL ............$3,000 Derrick Alan Davis ............Hilliard, FL................$1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Dwayne Rogers ................Rockmart, GA............$3,000 Garrett McDonald ............Defuniak Springs, FL $1,000 Franklin Thomas................Waycross, GA ............$3,000 Joey Carpenter..................Rutledge, AL ............$1,000 Second place in the Average Glenn Kelly ......................Hope Hull, AL ..........$3,000 Manny Cunde Egusquiza ..Madison, GA ............$1,000 was Franklin Thomas from Isaac Jacobs ....................Castlewood, VA ..........$3,000 Scott Davis ......................Dacula, GA ..............$1,000 Waycross, Georgia and Ran Jeremy Grizzle ..................Gainesville, GA..........$3,000 Scott Hook ......................Ocala, FL..................$1,000 Jeremy Horne ..................Opelika, AL ..............$3,000 Scott Seiler ......................Ocala, FL..................$1,000 West from Alapaha, Georgia, John Schnebly ..................Daytona Beach, FL....$3,000 Steve Horne ....................Opelika, AL ..............$1,000 while third place went to Craig Justin Hancock..................Sandersville, GA ........$3,000 Zane Ham ........................Menlo, GA ................$1,000 Flowers and Billy Lam. 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and took home $5,110, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Dean Derenzo and Derrick Alan Davis. Third place in the Average went to Dale Ratliff and Blaine Courson and the Incentive winners were Clint Gruber and Clint Humphries. The winners of the #10 Division was the team of Jeremy Horne and Glenn Kelly both from Alabama. The team was 32.47 seconds on four steers and won $6,490, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Clint Grumber and Jaret Nobles, while third place in the Average was Brady Barrentine and Scott Seiler. Braxton Culpepper and Jaret Nobles won first place in the Incentive and second was Isaac Jacobs and Tate Thomas. The final day of the South Georgia Classic began with the #10 Gold Plus. Dustin Reid from Piedmont, Alabama and Scott Heath won first place in the Average with a time of 36.29 seconds on four steers. They won $2,660, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the

Tennessee/Alabama team of Joe Adcock and Tom Kelly and third place was Beck Hylslop and Ty Springer. Adcock and Kelly also won the Incentive Average. Chris Pebbles from Kite, Georgia and Lance Hancock from Sandersville, Georgia teamed up to win the Average of the #9 Division. They were 39.14 seconds on four steers and thus received $6,870, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Braxton Culpepper and Clay Futrell. Third place in the main Average went to Brother Campbell and Zane Ham and first place in the Incentive Average was Ryanne Heath and Justin Ethridge. The final roping of the South Georgia Classic was the #8 Pick/Draw. Riley Sims from Rutledge, Georgia and Colt Kelly from Monticello, Georgia teamed up to win the Average. They were 27.10 seconds on three steers and won $4,600, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jeremy Grizzle and Dwayne Rogers both from Georgia. Third place went to Rayna Gay and Ancil Stewart.

#13 Handicap Zeb Lumpkin (Sycamore, GA) / Justin Johnson (Ashdown, AR), 30.75, $3,220 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Chris Jones (Lindale, GA) / Zack Mabry (Piedmont, AL), 33.36, $4,220 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#10 Jeremy Horne (Opelika, AL) / Glenn Kelly (Hope Hull, AL), 32.47, $6,490 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #11 Justin Ethridge (Bowdon, GA) / Scott Heath (Bowdon, GA), 33.45, $5,110 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Chris Peebles (Kite, GA) / Lance Hancock (Sandersville, GA), 39.14, $6,870 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Riley Sims (Rutledge, GA) / Colt Kelly (Monticello, GA), 27.1, $4,600 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Riding Herd by Lee Pitts

A Bone To Pick

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he only kind of shopping I do is grocery shopping because food is my business, and my life. In doing the weekly shopping one thing has become painfully obvious to me: in the product extension area beef is a flat-out failure. Just look at the almond folks; they’ve taken a previously little-known nut and put it in ice cream, cakes, cans of beans, salads, cereals, candy, cookies, chips, protein bars and a shopping cart full of other foods. And it’s a nut! As a result, the almond farmers I know are driving late model pickups and taking vacations to exotic locales like Paris and Rome. (That’s Paris, Texas, and Rome, CR VSA Illinois.) The raisin growers have done the same thing and yet I bet I haven’t met six people in my entire life who’ve admitted to liking raisins. Surely there are many products that could use a little beefing up. Come with me now as I take you on a tour of a modern supermarket and suggest

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products that would NOT be left gathering dust on the shelf, past their expiration date, if they only had a little beef in them. Or, in the case of pickles and oatmeal, a LOT of beef. We are in the salad dressing aisle now and I notice that ranch dressing appears to be the favorite kind, and yet there is nothing “ranchy” about it. No cow parts or body fluids at all! It’s like trying to find the grapes in Grape Nuts! How can you have ranch dressing without any beef? After reading the labels I’d say mostly what ranch dressing is made of are chemicals that sound like something you’d spray on weeds. IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D Now we are in the ice cream section and I see that Ben and Jerry’s has a flavor called Phish Food. Yuck! Ice cream gets mixed with a lot of stuff these days but I think Haagen-Das really missed the boat by not selling Bacon Bits Ice Cream, a combination of two of the greatest things on earth. But the pork people’s

lack of vision provides a real opportunity for cattleman. Instead of Phish Food, which sounds like something I’d feed the roses, how about a Beef Bits Dove Bar or a frozen Sirloin On A Stick? YUMMM! In the candy aisle I do not see a single Milky Way, Reese’s Pieces, or Pop Tart with any beef in it, and you can’t tell me that a cheeseburger dipped in chocolate wouldn’t sell like bovine hotcakes. If people will buy Raisinets they’ll surely buy a McDonalds Candy Coated Big Mac, or a Filet Mignon M & M that will truly melt in your mouth. And where are the Slim Jim Mash Ups and Beef Jerky Roll Ups for kids? I’m standing now in the most crowded part of any grocery store, in front of the Hostess section, and I don’t see a single T-Bone Twinkie, Beef Zinger, or Brisket Sno Ball. It’s probably why they went bankrupt. We’re always talking about having a hard time getting rid of the cheaper cuts of beef but if you combined them with Zingers, Twinkies and sugarcoated pies, we’d all be selecting cattle with beefier briskets. There are creamy and crunchy kinds of peanut butter, but not cowy, and the barbecue potato chips appear to be meat-free. I ask you, how can you have a barbecue without meat? The cereal goes snap, crackle, pop, but not “MOO.” If they really wanted to make Special K really “special” they’d put some beef in it. While kids are rotting their teeth drinking soda they might as well get a little protein by drinking a PepsiCow or a Coca Cow Cola. And Gerber’s Baby Food has way too many strained carrots, peas and pears in it for my taste. If Gerber babies had a beef-covered bone to gnaw on maybe they’d quit their incessant crying. A beef flavored pacifier would have them hooked for life, I’m quite sure. Yoplait could sell a roast beef yogurt and eating all that popcorn without beef can’t be good for Orville Redenbacher. If they added a little rib-eye to their shampoo I’d buy Pert Plus Plus, and Old Scent could market a hamburger underarm deodorant that would have both the girls, and the dogs, following any man who used it. Hands down, the two products I saw in the grocery store that could use a little beef the most were the vegetarian lasagna and the poultry grilling package. wwwLeePittsbooks.com


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On the Edge of Common Sense

by Baxter Black, DVM

The Ultimate in Passenger Discomfort

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fly a lot of miles on a lot of airlines, my best estimate is that I have boarded over 2,500 different flights over the years. That’s more than the average pilot! I recommend it. There are those who do not like to use airlines. They say it is crowded and uncomfortable. That is true, however, it is the safest, usually the cheapest, quickest way to get somewhere. You just can’t expect them to treat you like a customer at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse! However, as airlines merge with themselves to increase their destinations while increasing their competition, you can watch their steady but stealthy progress to wring you out of your last buck. If you are fortunate enough to fly in big jet planes… anything that starts with a 7, you are ahead of the game. They have room in the overhead for your stuff. You could actually sit in the middle seat between two average humans and be semi-comfortable. On these bigger jets people checked their baggage. Then King Midas, Scrooge and Cinderella’s ugly sister realized that some people actually enjoyed flying. “We can’t have that!” cried the Wicked Witch of the Turbulence. So they started charging to check a bag, $25-$50 each way. I NEVER CHECK MY BAG! This forced travelers to try and put all their baggage in the roomy overhead space (a design flaw the airlines realized too late). I predict soon they will start charging for all bags put anywhere. It will follow with a charge for your ID, the change in your pocket, your shoes and the book or newspaper you bring on board. There will then become a surcharge on thick socks, hats, coats and laptops. I DON’T HAVE A LAPTOP! Eventually seats will become optional. Most will ride in the baggage section. BUT, I DON’T CARE! I will take all the abuse

they throw at me. And it will get worse. The more merges, the tighter the seating, the less selection… I can envision a flight attendant with rubber gloves and an eyedropper walking down the aisle feeding those passengers who sit up straight, tip their heads back like baby robins, and are given exactly 3 ounces of a choice of red, yellow or green flavored chemical. BUT YOU CAN’T STOP ME FROM FLYNG! I have 350,000 flight miles on one of the big airlines but since I didn’t make the cut this year I am assigned the seat across from the toilet with blue water and board in Zone 14. YOU CAN’T INTIMIDATE ME. I have watched the boarding procedure change over the years with no obvious logic. They used to allow those who sat furthest back to board first. Now it appears that they select seats by drawing

numbers like a bingo game. It makes you wince to watch the process. The dainty, the frightened, the linebacker coming down the aisle, the homeless person pushing a shopping cart, the person who is bringing her harp on board, the multitude trying to stuff turkey dinners, a cavalry saddle, and a 12-foot fly rod into the overhead. They could take a lesson from any cattle hauler. He loads the ones getting off last in the front of the trailer next to the cab. Duh. Too complicated I guess. I’LL SIT ANYWHERE. GIVE ME THE MIDDLE SEAT BETWEEN TWO SUMO WRESTLERS! I understand they are considering allowing cell phone service during the flight. I can predict multiple felonies, frenzied savaging, wall climbing and at least one WWE RAW RASSLING ATTACK every time a tinging dinging ringtone chimes in. I say put the cell phone users and smokers together in the baggage section. I DON’T CARE, JUST LET ME ON. www.baxterblack.com

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Other Half

by Gracie Mae

Thoughts from a Team Roping Spouse © The Other Half / Thoughts of a Team Roping Spouse / Melinda Clements / Melinda@clements.net February 2014

It’s All About Love

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oss would never admit, not in a million years, but he can be so romantic and charming. With Valentines coming up I wanted more than anything to just take an evening off and head to a nice quiet place for dinner and maybe take in a movie. I had already decided on what to get him for that special day in February and it had absolutely nothing to do with roping. A manly man deserves a manly gift whether it is a beer mug, a man cave item or a stainless steel sterling shaving kit or a rifle with a scope. Our house was covered up with ropes, tack, and other equipment so I wasn’t going there. I wanted something that showed a little class. I wanted something special. It would all come together on our night with a romantic dinner and a movie. You have to admit our ropers can be very romantic when they want something. Boss was no different. He is always telling me, “Gracie, if you will

turn out the steers I will appreciate it and I promise we’ll do something you want to do next time.” I’ve heard that a million times. It seems it rarely happens and maybe that is my fault. I just never force the issue. However, this was one time I was calling his hand. I would have my romantic dinner. When I made a subtle suggestion about the upcoming date I had in mind Boss sort of nodded, agreed and went on out to the barn to saddle his horses. I’m pretty sure it didn’t even make an impression. I took it upon myself to proceed with reservations at an elegant restaurant where I wanted to eat and even bought the movie tickets the next day when I went to town to get feed. Everything in my mind was set. As the day drew closer I dropped a few more restrained and slightly understated hints about dinner and making the time to do something fun. Obviously, it never registered.

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When my special Valentine gift for Boss arrived I was so excited and I did all I could to make sure it stayed hidden. Even Buzzy and June Bug began to pick up on the excitement I felt. Little did I know there were plans in the works besides mine and the kids were as good at keeping that secret and they were at keeping mine. No doubt being married to a team roper is always full of surprises and as the plot thickened I should have known better than to think a roping would not be involved in anything we do. I should have smelled a rat on Valentines Day when Boss announced he was headed to town to get a new tire for the trailer so we wouldn’t have to stop on our way out. When I asked what he was talking about he seemed shocked and pointed out there was a roping some fifty miles away and it was certainly too close to home to even think about missing. “What about our plans for tonight?” I asked trying desperately not to be defensive and a bit disappointed. “What plans?” he shrugged. “We always go rope on the weekends. What did you have in mind?” He had been totally oblivious from day one and headed out the door. It seemed the issue was suddenly mine. I should have known roping would be an issue. I guess that is why there are books about men being from Venus and women from Mars or whatever the heck the book is called. “This is a day of love,” I muttered to myself. “If he wants to rope then why not?” I tried to rationalize. “He probably hasn’t even figured out it is Valentines,” I tried to smile and continued to defend him. My feelings were getting in the way and the longer I thought about it the more disappointed I became. To make a long story short we headed to the roping that weekend. I cancelled the dinner and gave the tickets to a friend. I wrapped his gift in festive red and white paper and swallowed my pride. It was okay if he forgot and roping was more important. He loves to rope and it makes him happy. That is most


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important, I guess? I sat through the roping wishing I was someplace else and wondering how much fun it would have been to dress up and have a date with the love of my life. My heart wasn’t in to watching the roping so I was lazy about taping and just kind of occupied the space. I was thrilled when Boss and his partner placed in the average but it paled in comparison when I considered the dinner I had so looked forward to. I had tucked Boss’s gift back in the trailer closet so he wouldn’t find it until the perfect time but even that seemed lackluster and depressing. When we left the roping Boss was driving and I just tuned up my iPod and proceeded to call it a night even though the hour was early. Imagine my surprise when Boss pulled into a restaurant and commented, “I’m starving! How about you?” “Whatever,” I thought! As we headed inside we didn’t even have to wait for a table. That was a bit odd. 1/4 Imagine my surprise when we approached a table with a placard that said, “I love you, Gracie! Thanks for being my Valentine!” Tears filled my eyes as

Boss led me to the table and pulled out the chair. I didn’t know what to say or how to react. All I could see was this huge grin from the man I love. The small gift in the plate revealed the most beautiful diamond tennis bracelet I had ever seen. I suddenly realized he is a hopeless romantic who never ceases to amaze me. I guess it is why I love him, roping and all. I quickly sent Buzzy to the trailer to get Boss’s gift and the expression on his face was priceless when the paper revealed a Model 96 John Wayne Commemorative Vintage Winchester Rifle. It certainly had nothing to do with team roping and he was bowled over. He, however, had pulled off the ultimate surprise. He had me thinking he had forgotten. As it turned out the night was the best despite having everything to do with roping. Team ropers never fail to amaze me. They are, indeed, a romantic bunch and always full of antics that catch us off vertical guard. Seems they can do other things besides rope. 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

Roping Thru Obamacare

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he year 2014 is now officially underway for all of us and by now those New Year’s resolutions have long sense faded and things are pretty much back to normal for most of us. Funny how time seems to effect things but in reality nothing ever really changes. That is until now… 2014. Over the years I have never made anything in this monthly installment political because politics is a very personal issue and beside that it doesn’t make very good print. So as you peruse this month’s edition of The Sports Medicine Stable understand that the following information is not politically motivated, rather it is in response to the many requests that many of you have made of me

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the future of healthcare. No matter which side of the pay stub you find yourself on or which side of the preverbal political isle you may hold your political views the fact of the matter is that hence forward things are going to be different for all of us. Different in very many ways because every thing has a cost and not all costs are measured monetarily. The question being… “What are you going to do for your family and you to deal with ObamaCare”? The first time I was asked the question was during the fall of 2013 while at the West Texas Championships in Abilene. At the time I really didn’t think I was going to do anything because I really believed that cooler heads were ultimately going to prevail. That’s what I get for thinking. It was almost like there was a direct correlation between the number of folks inquiring about the subject and the number of changes and uncertainties that were being discovered about the law that had been passed. That would of course be expected, what did however catch me off guard was the demographics of those whom were inquiring about the matter. Basically 99% of those who were inquiring were those who looked more like my wife and me and our circle of friends than those that looked like my daughters and their friends. I found this to be important because the basic premise of the law was to have young healthy people pay for us older and in fact less healthy people and we would all live happily ever after. One month into the year I think we can all agree that reality of the situation is not in fact mirroring the proposed plan that was put in place. This is not by any means a political statement rather a very obvious fact. It is with these facts in mind that I am going to share with you what I am doing for my family and me going forward. So here are my Ten Tips for Roping Your Way Through ObamaCare. First and foremost you have to address the issue. No matter who you are and where you fit chronologically into the “Circle of Life” you better spend some time in personal reflection of where you have been and likewise spend some time in preparation for how you are going to deal with things in the future. Remember that the process is not just about the dollars and “cents” rather it is making “sense” of what’s really going on. Secondly, don’t be afraid to seek advice from people you can TRUST and whom have knowledge that is pertinent to your specific needs. Trust me when I say that the “Snake Oil Salesmen” are going to be out in masses looking for unsuspecting victims. Always remember that “Where there is confusion… There is potential for profit”. Be proactive as opposed to reactive in your actions. The days of hoping that this


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would all go away are over and the reality of the Affordable Care Act are very real. Those of us who spend our lives in the healthcare world see people who are prepared for life’s events and those that are not prepared and trust me when I say that it is much easier to take care of someone who has spent some time in preparation for life’s unfortunate events than those whom have not. Get yourself and your family an HSA, that’s short for a Health Savings Account or something equivalent. Deductibles are a fact of life and now everyone has to face that reality. From a personal experience mine went from $500 to $2750 per individual so potentially trying to find an additional $9,000 just lying around is not my idea of a good time. Don’t take your frustrations out on your doctor. This is probably the thing that I have noticed the most since the inception of the Affordable Care Act. In fact, I encourage people to remember that your healthcare providers are frustrated as well. Remember that it is much easier for the providers to take care of someone who is prepared than someone whom is not. When patient access becomes a premium those that are prepared will go to the front of the line, plain and simple. That is not a decision you doctor will make rather a mandate that the system will dictate too you. If you use any form of tobacco… STOP!!! Now I know this is a touchy issue for many of you and no one loves a fine cigar or an occasional dip more than I do. They used to call the inflated taxes on such products a “Sin Tax” and it was designed to only affect you in the pocketbook. Now you will pay for your so-called “Sins” in other ways as well. Enroll yourself and your family into a “Wellness Program” either at your place of employment or at an outside entity. We have thrown the term “Wellness” around for years but no one really ever gave it much thought. In theory, if you are making a conscious effort to become healthier then you should be rewarded for it down the road. This could come in the form of lower premiums, less need for medical care or perhaps even access to care. One of the realities going forward is that physicians and hospitals are going to want to take care of healthy people as opposed to sickly people. This concept of “Wellness” is a very real component to healthcare going forward. Get used to EMR’s (Electronic Medical Records). A traditional patient chart is a thing of the past. Where as it is laptops and computers today who knows what it will be tomorrow. EMR’s are the vehicle to make sure that no matter where you are whoever is taking care of you knows your medical past

and current medical situation. No matter what you may think about it EMR’s are here to stay!!! It’s the law!!! On a good note EMR’s are the premise that allows telemedicine products such as www.cowboydoc.com to become an effective alternative to traditional healthcare delivery methods. Finally I say this… Take your health and the health of those in your life very personal but don’t take the delivery of quality healthcare or lack thereof personal either. By this I mean, take responsibility for you and yours to do everything possible to lessen the impact that the new healthcare mandate has on you and those you love or maybe even

employee. It is my sincere hope and prayer that very soon we will all have something else to discuss but as for now 1/6 of our total economy is a pretty big piece of the pie. As I mentioned earlier, these are merely my response to the many request that many of you have made of me. I am humbled by your trust in my opinions and I look forward to continuing that trust into the future. Always feel free to visit with me at www.thesportsmedicinestable.com with any questions you may have. Until next time… Good Luck… Good Health… Good Roping… Good Riddance… & God Bless!!!

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t’s amazing the number of people who have an opinion about the way guys roped at the National Finals Rodeo. When you’re competing there, you don’t watch the delayed telecast on television. At least I didn’t. Because of that, you don’t hear any of the commentary, good or bad. I guess I’m naïve, but I didn’t realize there’s so many people at the local cafe talking about what a goof this guy or that guy is, and why didn’t he just go catch in that situation. I even heard one guy say that’s what he would have done. First of all, you’re not there so you don’t know what you would have done. I was in one of the suites eating shrimp and having a cold drink and I was asked what I thought about the struggles of some of the guys out that particular night. I said, “It’s a lot easier from up here than down there on the dirt. I finished 20th this year. I tried to qualify and 19 guys beat me. That’s 15 of those 19 down there. I went to 75 rodeos and they proved they are better than me. That’s why they have a contest, to see who is the best. So, if I was down there, judging on my performance this year, I would struggle worse than they are. People say, “I would have done this” or “I would have done that,” but in reality you don’t know what you would do until you’re in that position, under that pressure. I’ve said the same thing before about different situations. For example, have you ever heard someone say, “If I saw someone walking around my place at night, I would get my gun and I would do this or that.” I’ve said that before and that happened to me. One night at about 3:00 a.m. I heard my dogs barking so I got up thinking I would run a skunk or raccoon off. But it wasn’t an animal. There was someone walking around with a flashlight in a trailer house I had on my property where my help lived. They were gone on vacation, so I did what I said I would do. I grabbed my shotgun and ran down there. I waited outside in the dark near where this deadbeat had to come out. In about five minutes, here he came carrying some things he had gathered up. I stood up and pointed the shotgun

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at him and said, “Don’t move.” Up until then, things were going just like I thought they would go, but what I said next was a shocker. I told the bad guy, “I’m really scared.” That’s what came out of my mouth, “I’m really scared.” I’m not sure why the guy said this back to me, probably because I had the gun, but he calmly said, “Don’t be scared.” He then asked me what I wanted him to do and I said, “I don’t know.” He suggested that he kneel down and I said I thought that was a good idea. He asked if I had called the police. I said that I had and then he said, “Then we will wait here until they arrive.” That really happened and none of that went down anything like I thought it would go. The point is that none of us know what we would do if we were under the kind of pressure at the NFR. I had 50 people tell me how sorry those guys roped out there and I’m telling you, I got tired of hearing it. Did you know that Turtle Powell turned every steer? Do you know how many people pointed that out? The number is one. What about the fact that Kollin VonAhn never missed, and one steer looked impossible to heel? Or what about how great the team of Tryan and Corkill are, and what it must feel like to be the World Champs? Last, the courage Luke Brown showed on the last steer when all he had to do to win the NFR average was to just go catch. He would win the NFR buckle, the saddle and almost $50,000 if he was 29.9. Instead of that, he decided to try to win the Championship by trying to place in the last go round and give himself and his partner a chance at the World Title. He missed, but that took courage. What about any of that! When you play golf, you have to make a decision. You either focus on landing the ball on the green or you can focus on the sand trap. I think we would all be better off to focus on the green. Until Next Month, Thanks for your time Walt Woodard


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he NTRL roping year runs from Finals to Finals. Since the finals for the year 2013 has just ended, we would like to thank some people who are key to the success of team roping east of the Mississippi and the NTRL—THE ROPERS! The staff of NTRL, along with all of our quality producers, sincerely appreciates everyone who chose to travel to a NTRL sanctioned event and spend your time and money with us. As you begin a new year, many of you are already making plans and goals. We hope that NTRL events will be a part of your roping plans. A major goal for us is to continue to grow and improve our events each year to make your roping experience better. If you attended the Wrangler NTRL Finals 2014, we hope that you and your family had a wonderful time in Jacksonville,

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24, 2014 Screven, GA

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Osburn Arena

Heavenly Acres Arena

Will Osburn Ronnie Mullis

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Todd Harris

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Todd Harris

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Heavenly Acres Covered Arena and Restaurant February 22, 2014 - Screven, GA Saddle/Buckle Series for 2014 at Heavenly Acres Arena! Prizes given away at Finals, December 13. Must attend minimum of 6 ropings at Heavenly Acres to qualify for prizes at Finals! 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

Osburn Arena NTRL Series Campbell, NY March 8, 2014 Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. sharp! March 8 April 12 May 3 (Qualifier) June 14 July 19

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

r These o F r a d n e r Cal To Be Mark You t a m r o F tes! 2014 Da r Issue. e t a L n i d Announce 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 Smitty’s Western Rocking Circle H Wear Arena Lizella, GA Lake City, FL Friday, February 7, 2014 February 22, 2014 and Books Open at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 • $500 Cash to High Point TRIAD numbers only

NTRL sanctioned ropings

Roper of the Day!

every 1st and 3rd Friday night

#12 Handicap $40/Roper, Enter 6x #11 $40/Roper, Enter 6x #10 $40/Roper, Enter 6x #9 Capped at Elite #5, Pick 1/Draw 1 for $80/Roper, Enter 3x #8 Capped at Elite #4, Pick 1/Draw 1 for $80/Roper, Enter 3x VIP #12/#10 $40/Roper, Enter 2x in each

(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

• NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-5th in Average. For More Info Contact: John Hudson 386/867-1299 2013 or 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. TRIAD numbers only

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Money in Music City Franklin, TN #8 Heel-O-Matic Winner – Tyler Boatwright

Priefert Chute High Point Winner – Garrett Smith


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Northeast Regional Harriman, TN High Point Chute Winner – Clay Futrell

#8 Heel-O-Matic Winner –

Clay Futrell

NTRL Regional/ Lubrisyn Big Ticket Tuscumbia, AL High Point Chute Winners – Clay Futrell, Garrett Smith

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7th Annual Show Me The BenjaminP

resident’s February 15 - 17, 2014 D a y Weekend Apache Gold Casino • San Carlos, Arizona

2 arenas will be used!

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

$10,000 GUARANTEED

Saturday, February 15 Sign up 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 16

Monday, February 17

Rope For The Benjamin

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.

#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

#11 Handicap for Elite #6 & under ropers only Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150 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

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

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! SPONSORS: Dodge Truck • Castus Ropes TRIAD numbers only. Current 2014 USTRC or WSTR cards accepted. Cash or credit cards only. Appropriate cut-off times and handicaps TBA.

Rope For The Big Bucks February 21-22, 2014 • South Jordan, UT • Equestrian Park Friday Night, Feb. 21

Saturday, February 22

Sign up 6 p.m. • Rope 7 p.m. Open Muley Roping $50/roper • 4-head • 80% Payback #13 $100/roper • 6-steer Average Enter 3x • Progressive on 1 80% Payback

Sign up 9 a.m. • Rope 10 a.m. #11 $100/roper • 4-steer Average • Enter 3x 80% Payback #10 $100/roper • 4-steer Average • Enter 3x 80% Payback #4 & Under Saddle Roping Books close at 12 noon Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120/roper Enter 3x • 1/3 Stock charge • 2/3 Payback SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

L Any tie will be roped off! L Cash or credit card only. L Must be in western attire. L Plenty of stalls and RV space available. Call for late arrival (801) 599-1238. L Host Motels: Super 8 800-800-8000; Sleep Inn 801-572-2020 L TRIAD numbers only

Sponsors: ZD Saddles & Buckles, Cactus Ropes, La Quinta, AA Calister, Dodge Trucks, Cactus Ropes

Zane Dansie -

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ZD Cattle Co.

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ROPE THE ROCKIES Roping in Topeka, Kansas

presents

Kansas Expocentre

Saturday FEBRUARY 15, 2014 Books open at 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

#12 Slide (1.5 sec. up & down) $40/roper Enter up to 8 times • Enter or draw any or all runs PRIZES TO THE WINNERS

#10 will start no earlier than 1:00 p.m. & entries close at 12:30 p.m. #10 With #9 & #8 Incentive (capped at an Elite #5) #9 & #8 Incentive will be paid on 3-head $150/roper Enter with a partner, draw 4 more or draw all 5 Enter up to 3 times for a total of 15 runs 6 FANCY HANDMADE SADDLES TO THE WINNERS OF THE #10, #9 & #8 TRIAD numbers only • USTRC rules apply 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required. 2014 USTRC memberships may be purchased on site.

Produced by Rope The Rockies Cattle provided by C-S Cattle Co. For more information: www.ropetherockies.com Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or Ike Cox 660.425.5502

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k w e ll c la B n i v e K esents F a m i ly P r

Come Rope the Bounty Steer

UCK TUAL TR NOT AC VEN AWAY GI TO BE

Kawasaki Mule Roping Henderson, TX • February 22-23, 2014 Saturday

Rusk County Expo

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

#6 Roping - #3 cap

Enter 1, draw 3 or draw all 4 for $100/roper 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash

GOOD CATTLE!

Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

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#11 Roping - Elite #6 cap

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $125/roper 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash

KAWASAKI MULE TO HIGH MONEY WINNER OF THE DAY ON SUNDAY

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

KAWASAKI MULE TO HIGH MONEY WINNER OF ANY TWO ROPINGS ON SATURDAY

903.677.2292 903.360.1761 Ask for Shack for Fire It Up Discount

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $125/roper 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash

CASH ONLY TRIAD numbers only For more information Kevin Blackwell 903/721-0303 James T. 903/521-1511 www.fireitupproductions.com

#8 Roping - Elite #4 cap

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $125/roper 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash

#10 Roping - Elite #6 cap

SHORT BARRIER!

#7 Roping - Elite #4 cap

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $125/roper 1st Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Breast Collars + Cash 5th Breast Collars + Cash

Sunday

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

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

February 1-2 Athens, TX February 22-23 Henderson, TX 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

Trailer & Parts Co.

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

Boswell Asphalt Paving and Excavating Aaron Boswell 903.681.1889 or 817.776.0364


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M & R Team Roping Productions presents

March 1 & 2, 2014 Albuquerque, NM Horsemens Arena - Expo NM SATURDAY, MARCH 1

Enter at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. Sharp

#13 Slide followed by #12 and #11

$40/roper • Enter 6x • 4-steer Average RUNNING P SADDLE TO HIGH POINT ROPER ON SATURDAY FIRST ENTRY $10 OFF!! - MUST ENTER MORE THAN ONCE TO QUALIFY

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

Enter at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. Sharp

#10 Warm-Up

$30/roper • Enter 6x • 3-steer Average

#10 Rope For The Steers

capped at an Elite #5 • Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $110/roper • 4-steer Average Enter 4x for a total of 12 runs • Top 20 to short round, rope slow back • Points given to all and only teams catching all 4 steers and fast time of Short and First Rounds 6 FRESH MEXICAN CORRIENTE STEERS TO HIGH POINT ROPER GUARANTEED

Steer winners have choice of cattle or cash or a combination of cattle and cash FIRST ENTRY IN EITHER ROPING $10 OFF!! (Limited to one reduced entry per roper per day)

Guaranteed Minimum Payout 1st - $2,000 • 2nd - $1,500 • 3rd - $1,000 • 4th - $500 • 5th - $500 Fast Time 1st Rd - $250 • Fast Time Short Rd - $250 Payout Will Increase With the Number of Teams

For more information call Matthew Paul 505/238-4595 94 / FEBRUARY 2014

TRIAD numbers only

www.facebook.com/MandRTeamRoping


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TEAM ROPING by tg productions HENDERSON COUNTY REGIONAL FAIR PARK ATHENS, TEXAS MARCH 8-9, 2014 Saturday, MARCH 8

#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

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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Sunday, MARCH 9

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


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There simply is no comparison between the real thing and a copycat. The esp padding system is designed to specifically support and protect your horse. With a wide selection of ESP styles, Classic Equine offers the best equipment possible for your equine athlete.

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Produced by Rope The Ozarks

Tulsa Time

Climate Cont rolled North Arena at Expo

Rope For The Trailer and Heel-O-Matic presented by Heel-O-Matic

Expo-Center Fairgrounds Mustang North Arena Tulsa, Oklahoma March 22 & 23, 2014 H Schedule CASLY Saturday, March 22 ON Sign up at 8 a.m. - Rope at 9:00 a.m. Open - $150/roper • 80% Payback • Enter 2x #15 - $150/roper • 80% Payback • Enter 5x #13 - $80/roper • Enter 5x #12 - $80/roper • Enter 5x This is a qualifier for Rope #11- $80/roper • Enter 5x Sunday, March 23 Sign up at 8 a.m. - Rope at 9:00 a.m.

The Ozarks/Steer Commander for paid fees for USTRC Open Shoot-Out

3 - Ho r s e S la n t I r o n S t a r Tr a il er t o H ig h Po in t R o p er of #10

#10 TRAILER ROPING Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $200/roper Enter 5x • Handicaps: #9 - 1.5 sec. off; #8 - 2 sec. off; #7 - 2.5 sec. off; #6 - 3 sec. off

#8 ROPE FOR THE HEEL-O-MATIC

All Ropings Progressive After One

Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $200/roper Enter 5x • Handicaps: #7 - 1.5 sec. off; #6 - 2 sec. off

IRON STAR Trailers

Heel-O-Matic to High Point Roper of #8 ALL PRIZES GUARANTEED TRIAD Numbers Only. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required. 2014 USTRC memberships may be purchased on site. DIRECTIONS: 21st and Yale from all major interstates 4145 E. 21st. St., Tulsa, OK STALLS: 1,400 stalls available. $24/night For more information call:

Kevin Hall 417/547-3406

Jr. Looper Prizes Sunday 1:30 p.m. Ages 6 & under, 7-9, 10-12 Presented by Fast Back Ropes

Host Hotel

Gist Custom Buckles to Average Winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #8

Inn at Expo Square 918/858-3775 Ask for the Rope the Ozarks Roping rate when you make reservations

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World Series of Team Roping

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Grove, Oklahoma

Flying Cow Arena February 15-16, 2014 WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER

Payout based on 149 WS Format Saturday, February 1st - $11,471 Enter 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • CASH ONLY 2nd - $7,995 3rd - $5,909 #13 World Series Qualifier 4th - $4,171 $150/roper • Enter 2x 5th - $3,128 #12 World Series Qualifier 6th - $2,086 $150/roper • Enter 2x Short Round - $1,000

15

#11 World Series Qualifier

• • • • • •

$150/roper • Enter 2x • Capped at an Elite #6 heeler

CHURCH ON SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Three Strands Ministry

#10 Specialty Roping NO AGE LIMIT - Will not start before 1 p.m.

2014 CALENDAR Warner, OK .......................March 1-2 Shawnee Expo, OK ..............April 5-6 McAlester, OK ..................May 10-11 Guthrie, OK....................August 9-10 TBD, OK ....................September 6-7 TBD, OK .....................November 8-9 www.wstropings.com

Sunday, February 16

• Dress code • Tri-State Productions –

Mackey & Kelli Tully - 479.435.2619 Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS qualifiers. A 2014 WSTR membership or 2014 USTRC membership is required. You may purchase your WSTR card onsite. WSTR memberships are free to ropers 70 and older. Classifications powered by TRIAD Directions to Flying Cow Arena: 55100 E. Hwy. 59, Afton, OK 7433` 918.521.1591 Restaurant and stalls

All Ages Welcome • Draw Option Available • Tully says 80% Payback and minimum draw of #9 team • Capped at a #6 heeler and floor #4 header/heeler • Pick or draw $150/roper • Enter 3x WPRA All Girl - Will not start before 3 p.m. Bring 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $150/roper • Enter 2x Enter 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • CASH ONLY #10 World Series Qualifier • Capped at an Elite #6 heeler $150/roper • Enter 2x #9 World Series Qualifier • Capped at an Elite #5 heeler $150/roper • Enter 2x

#8 Pick or Draw NO AGE LIMIT Sunday Afternoon

$100/roper • Enter 4x • Capped at an Elite #5 heeler

#15 Payback 80% NO AGE LIMIT Draw Option Available • $150/roper Enter 2x • Floor: #5 header, #7 heeler

DFQH Open Payback $150/roper • Enter 2x • 80% Payback • Floor: #6 header, #8 heeler Finals will be at our last roping before the USTRC Finals where the top 15 teams will be eligible for added money at our designated roping. Points will be awarded 1st - 10th at each qualifier.

Results - Pictures - Friends - Updates facebook.com/tristatechamps


Warner, Oklahoma

Rangeline Arena March 1-2, 2014 WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER

Payout based on 149 WS Format Saturday, March 1st - $11,471 Enter 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • CASH ONLY 2nd - $7,995 3rd - $5,909 #13 World Series Qualifier 4th - $4,171 $150/roper • Enter 2x 5th - $3,128 #12 World Series Qualifier 6th - $2,086 $150/roper • Enter 2x Short Round - $1,000

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#11 World Series Qualifier

$150/roper • Enter 2x • Capped at an Elite #6 heeler

CHURCH ON SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Three Strands Ministry

• • • • • • •

World Series of Team Roping

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#10 Specialty Roping NO AGE LIMIT - Will not start before 1 p.m. All Ages Welcome • Draw Option Available • Tully says 80% Payback and minimum draw of #9 team • Capped at a #6 heeler and floor #4 header/heeler • Pick or draw $150/roper • Enter 3x WPRA All Girl - Will not start before 3 p.m. Bring 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $150/roper • Enter 2x

2014 CALENDAR Grove, OK .................February 15-16 Warner, OK .......................March 1-2 Shawnee Expo, OK ..............April 5-6 McAlester, OK ..................May 10-11 Guthrie, OK....................August 9-10 TBD, OK ....................September 6-7 TBD, OK .....................November 8-9 www.wstropings.com

Sunday, March 2

Enter 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • CASH ONLY #10 World Series Qualifier • Capped at an Elite #6 heeler $150/roper • Enter 2x #9 World Series Qualifier • Capped at an Elite #5 heeler $150/roper • Enter 2x

• Dress code • Tri-State Productions –

Mackey & Kelli Tully - 479.435.2619

#8 Pick or Draw NO AGE LIMIT Sunday Afternoon

$100/roper • Enter 4x • Capped at an Elite #5 heeler Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS qualifiers. A 2014 WSTR membership or 2014 USTRC membership is required. You may purchase your WSTR card onsite. WSTR memberships are free to ropers 70 and older. Classifications powered by TRIAD Directions to Rangeline Arena: Off of I-40, Exit 278, South Hwy. 2. Turn west on 266, go 3 miles, turn south on County Line Rd. Go 2 miles. Very limited stalls & hook-ups. Make reservations early - 918.557.9951

#15 Payback 80% NO AGE LIMIT Draw Option Available • $150/roper Enter 2x • Floor: #5 header, #7 heeler

DFQH Open Payback $150/roper • Enter 2x • 80% Payback • Floor: #6 header, #8 heeler Finals will be at our last roping before the USTRC Finals where the top 15 teams will be eligible for added money at our designated roping. Points will be awarded 1st - 10th at each qualifier.

Results - Pictures - Friends - Updates facebook.com/tristatechamps

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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

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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OKLAHOMA WINTER

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 MARCH 14 - 16, 2014

GUTHRIE, OK

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

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

#15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (with #11 Inc.)

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

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

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

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

1 Arena will be used on friday 2 Arenas will be used on Saturday & Sunday

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: Lazy E Arena, Rt. 5, Box 393, Guthie, OK. 73044 Directions: 30 miles north of Oklahoma City on I-35. Exit #151 (Seward Rd.) east approximately 4.5 miles. Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

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 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.under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

Current coggins may be requested. must be made no later than 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR 7 days prior to the event. membership required before you rope. Call your Gold Plus USTRC membership may be purchased at this representative, Lauren Hardman. event. Memberships purchased at this event Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 are good for 2014 season. or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Sleep Inn 405.260.1400; Best Western Territorial Inn 405.282.8831 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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VALLEY OF THE SUN 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 14 - 16, 2014

CASA GRANDE, AZ

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

SUNDAY, MARCH 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.)

#15 Handicap

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

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 3 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles High Money Winner each day (specialty ropings excluded)

37 Trophy Gist Buckles Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, & #9 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

Location: Casa Grande Rodeo Grounds Directions: 2525 North Pinal Ave., Casa Grande, AZ 85122 Producer: Zamora Roping Productions

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

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: Zamora Roping Productions 505.469.4388 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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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LOUISIANA

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 MARCH 14 - 16, 2014

WEST MONROE, LA

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

SUNDAY, MARCH 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.)

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 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 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold 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

4 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15 & #13

Location: Ike Hamilton Expo Center Directions: Thomas Road, exit from I-20, south to service road, follow road to Expo Center. Producer: Steve & Sherry Judd Cattle: Texas Bar S Cattle Company

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

FORMAT

4

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 $80/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $80/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 $80/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 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: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Holiday Inn 318.807.6000; Quality Inn 318.387.2711; Jameson Inn 318.361.0750 ask for USTRC rate; Hilton Inn 318.398.0653 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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TENNESSEE

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 MARCH 21 - 23, 2014

FRANKLIN, TN

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MARCH 21

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

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.)

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

#10 Century (with #9 Inc.) $100/roper, enter 3x, 3-steer average

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

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: Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN. Directions: Take I-65 to exit #61, turn east on Peytonsville Road, then left on Long Lane. Producer: John Johnson & JX2 Productions

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 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. All other stall reservations may be made by calling Terry Key 865.256.1836 Event Info: Event Info: John Johnson 423.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Quality Inn 615.794.7591, 1307 Murfreeboro Rd., Franklin, TN 37064 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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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SOUTH TEXAS

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 MARCH 28 - 30, 2014

GONZALES, TX

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MARCH 28

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

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.)

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 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 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 of Trophy Gist Spurs Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13

Location: J.B. Wells Arena Directions: 2301 CR 197, Gonzales, TX, 78629 Producer: USTRC Cattle: Texas Bar S Cattle Company

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

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.

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: 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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NORTHEAST KANSAS

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 APRIL 4 - 6, 2014

TOPEKA, KS

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 Starts at 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 Starts at 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 Starts at 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

#15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (with #11 Inc.) will not start before 6 p.m.

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

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

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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: Kansas Expo Centre Directions: #1 Expo Centre Dr., Topeka, KS 66612 Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be

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 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.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.

made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Sleep Inn & Suites 785.228.2500; Capital Plaza Hotel 785.431.7200 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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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NEW MEXICO

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 APRIL 4 - 6, 2014

CLOVIS, NM

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, APRIL 4

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

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.)

#15 Handicap

#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 12 noon)

COWBOY CHURCH 7:30 a.m. SUNDAY

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 6 Trophy Martin 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

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

Location: Curry County Special Events Center Directions: 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis, NM 88101 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 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

FORMAT

1

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 $150/roper. Enter 2 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $150/roper. Enter 2 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $150/roper. Enter 2 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) $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 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.

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.

Hardman. Plenty of outdoor panel stalls available. Covered stalls are limited, first come, first served basis. Additional covered stalls are available at Clovis Livestock Auction, one mile from the facility. TIE-OUTS ARE ALLOWED AT A ONE-TIME $10 CLEAN-UP FEE - FACILITY POLICY. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Hampton Inn 505.763.3300, 2212 Mabry Dr., Clovis, NM Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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BLUEGRASS

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

FORMAT

$160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 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 APRIL 5 - 6, 2014

LIBERTY, KY

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, APRIL 4

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

NTRL/USTRC Affiliate Warm-Up. See March issue, NTRL section for more information.

#13 Slide

#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 1 p.m.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.) 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 31 Trophy Gist Buckles

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#13 Slide $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #15 team +3 sec., #14 team +1.5 sec., #13 team straight time, #12 team –1.5 sec., #11 & below –3 sec. All adjustments after 3rd round. #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 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.

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 & #10 Gold Plus 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

4 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #13 & #12

Sponsors: CMC, Southern States of Liberty, Casey Co. Bank, J-S Corrientes, Stuart Powell Motor Group and A-Gate Location: Casey County Ag Expo Center Directions: 671 J. Wallace Wilkinson Blvd., Liberty, KY 42539 Producer: John Johnson and JX2 Productions Cattle: Running J Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

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. Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. All other stall reservations may be made by calling Terry Keys 865.256.1836 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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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

Producer Option 2 $150 per roper 3-head Average


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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)

$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


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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

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

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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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20 points 18 points 16 points 14 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points

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. 134 / FEBRUARY 2014


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ROPER MATH

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Colorado Winter Championships Muddy River Classic Brazos Valley Classic Florida Nebraska Louisiana Oklahoma

10 +3 +8 = 21

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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Hershberger Performance Horse Sale . . .31

Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . .72

Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

James Pickens Jr.

Brazos Valley Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Foundation Charity Roping . . . . . . .104

Eastern Nebraska

Priefert Farm, Ranch B

J

B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . .138

Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

and Rodeo Equipment. . . . . . . . . . .115

Big Ticket Team Roping . . . . . . . . . .96-97 Brother In Law Productions . . . . . . . .105

Championsips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

K

Florida Championships . . . . . . . . . .119 Louisiana Championships . . . . . . . .123

Q

Muddy River Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

New Mexico Championships . . . . . .128

Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 C

Northeast Kansas Classic . . . . . . . . .126 R

Oklahoma Winter Classic . . . . . . . . .121

Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

L

Ram Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

South Texas Championships . . . . . . .125

Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

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

Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 81

Tennessee Championships . . . . . . . .124

Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . .45, 102, 139

L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . . .70

Valley Of The Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 43

Lone Star Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

USTRC Formats 2013 . . . . . . . . .130-134

Clovis Livestock Auction, Inc. . . . . . . . .59

Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Robertson Hill Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

USTRC Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3

USTRC

Computer Software For Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

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Rope The Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Membership Application . . . . . . . .49-51

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

M & R Roping Productions . . . . . . . . . .94

Rope The Rockies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

USTRC RFD-TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . .71

Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . . .83

USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Crossfire Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

USTRC TRIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Merck Animal Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .83

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Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . . .83

D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

V S

Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .82

N

Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

E

N-A Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Strait Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

W

EPIC Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

National Roper’s Supply . . . .37, 108-109

Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

WSTR Events:

Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73, 79

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

Equibrand / Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

National Team Roping League . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84-87

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Diamond E Productions . . . . . . . . . .114 T

Tri State

TG Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Championships . . . . . . . . . .112, 113

TLC Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

World Series of

Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

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The Big Texas 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .110-111

Forty Plus

Oklahoma State

Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . .46

Western Horseman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . . . .6

Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . . .77

Outlaw Saddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

Oxbow Tack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

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

Team Roping Championships . . . . . . .95

G Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .25

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Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90-91 P

X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

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USTRC Events:

Livestock Insurers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .83

Bluegrass Championships . . . . . . . .129

Z ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88


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