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THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS

FEATURES 8

Just the Way It Is

by Ben Clements

10

USTRC Announcements

12

By the Numbers

by John Findlay

16

Gold Plus Report

by Ty Hillman

22

Top Tips

24

Champions Profile –

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Colorado Winter Championships

Danny Miller and Jeremy Michaelis

58

Muddy River Classic

Horse Health—Windpuffs in Horses

62

East Texas Championships

by Heather Smith Thomas

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Hawaii Championships

40

USTRC On Tap

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South Texas Championships

44

US Open Tour Standings

78

Florida Championships

46

Cruel Girl Standings

28

USTRC Championship Results

with Rickey Green

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FEATURE Arenas – Getting It Right!

38 UPCOMING SOUTH ALABAMA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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JUST the WAY IT IS

T

he first “Just the Way It Is” for SuperLooper Magazine came out in the April 2004 issue. In that article I introduced myself, as I was just starting out as coeditor of SuperLooper Magazine. Eight years later, things have changed and so I want to reintroduce myself to you. I am much the same person I was then, but just like the world, my life has been transformed and molded into a new shape. I am 35 years old and married to a wonderful woman, Jodi. We met through the world of team roping and just had our first daughter who, this month, will turn one year old. TyAnn has been a wonderful addition to my life and has opened my eyes to so much. It has been awesome watching her grow and change over the past year and I cannot imagine my life without her. My only hope is that I can be half the parent to her that my parents were to me. Speaking of my parents, they both still live outside of Odessa, Texas. My Mom just retired from teaching and wants to move closer to Stephenville to be around TyAnn. She helps me a lot and also writes for SuperLooper and many other publications. My dad still runs the K-Bar Ranch and his love of cattle and horses, along with hard work has kept him young and in good shape. My sister and I are still very close and have an announcing business. She knows me better than anyone and is a rock in my life. We announce rodeos and bull ridings all over and have really gotten to know the business. We have been at it for about 15 years now, so we have learned a lot. I know I might be partial, but she is one of the best, if not the best, at running music and doing sound in the entire industry. She is certainly the key to our business and I am grateful to have her as a partner. I still work daily in the USTRC office and handle the Affiliate Program, the insurance for events, and the scheduling. I still announce many USTRC events across the country and am part of a great team of individuals who help to keep the ball of team roping rolling. I work with a wonderful group of people and enjoy reaping the rewards of their talents and enthusiasms. I still call things like I see them and “Just the Way it is” is a column that some people like and others do not, and that is okay. As I predicted in that column in April of 2004, I have written things that some of you have agreed with and

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others have not. I still encourage you to take this column for what it is, my opinion and the way that I see things. I am not always right and I know that. I appreciate all the feedback and enjoy hearing how I have stoked a fire in someone, good or bad. Team roping is still a melting pot of individuals and that pot grows daily. I have enjoyed meeting many of you over the years, and have made some really good friends. I am continually impressed at how unique a group we all are. The sport has changed over the years, but the game is still the same and that is awesome. The foundation is strong and because of that team ropers will be around for a long time. I still love my job and what I do. I am a person that wears many hats and enjoys multi-tasking. Sometimes, I have a tendency to overextend myself, but because of my wonderful family and great friends, I always seem to come through. I have learned to lean on other people’s talents because there is so much they have to offer. Working together good things can happen. Today we live in an even faster paced world than in April of 2004. The technology is amazing, and because of it we can get more done and many of us take on more challenges. I still believe, however, that because of this fastpaced world, we do not take the time to focus on the things that really matter in life. I know I catch myself taking things for granted and not really appreciating those that care most about me. I encourage you to sit down and talk to an old friend. I encourage you to take the time to get to know someone new. Enjoy a visit and open your eyes to all that is wonderful in this world. Breathe in the fresh air of life and experience everything to the fullest. Don’t ever regret, and only move forward. I challenge you to take time and hold the ones you love. Keep a smile or your face and embrace what life has to offer. Put yourself in another’s shoes before you criticize. Go through life, just as you should go to the next roping, for the enjoyment of it. Team roping is our common thread and remember, it is our fun and our outlet. In the words of George Strait, “We are here for a good time and not a long time.” So lets make the best of it and meet everyday with a smile and that my friends is just the way it is.....


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102 The Other Half

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Announcements Plan your next roping event by clicking on the USTRC Calendar at www.ustrc.com. The calendar is filled with great team roping events and is the best way to keep track of where to go. Also don’t forget to put the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping on your agenda. The action starts October 20, 2012 and will run through October 28, 2012.

N.C. Championships added to Schedule USTRC is happy to announce the addition of the North Carolina Championships to the 2012 event schedule. The event will be produced by John Johnson and will be held in Sanford, North Carolina on September 29-30. Look for details in upcoming advertisements in SuperLooper Magazine and other industry publications.

All USTRC members receive Flex Earnings upon participation at a USTRC Sanctioned or Affiliate event. 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.

Lost and Found There was a Dodge truck key left on the entry table at the South Texas Championships in Bryan, Texas. Please call the USTRC Office at 254-968-0002 to claim.

Renew your membership today for 2012. Gold Plus Memberships are $300 and Gold Spur Memberships are $100. Call 254-968-0002 today or get online at www.ustrc.com and make your purchase. The DVD’s from the 2011 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping are available online. The DVD will show all five go rounds of the US Open plus the short go round. It will also include the short rounds of all Shoot-Outs, the Cruel Girl and the Century Roping. This makes a great gift for the team roper in your family. DVD’s are available for purchase on line at www.ustrc.com. As of November 1, 2011, Gold Plus members must be 25 years of age or older to be eligible to compete in the Gold Plus division. Eligible members 18 to 24 years of age can still purchase a Gold Plus membership and receive all of the benefits other than competing in the Gold Plus division. Remember, ropers and producers with the TRIAD Classification agreement with the Word Series of Team Roping, TRIAD Classification numbers will be used at World Series Events. Current USTRC memberships are accepted at any WS event, but only a USTRC membership is accepted at a USTRC Sanctioned, Affiliate or Grassroots event. 10 / APRIL 2012

If you have purchased your USTRC Membership card, but have not received it, please contact USTRC and make sure all of your information in the system is correct. Many times there are missing social security numbers, birth dates, or incorrect addresses. If you have a change of address (mailing or email) please contact the USTRC and update your profile. If you are not receiving the SuperLooper Magazine please check with the USTRC National Office to make sure your address on record is correct. USTRC Memberships are valid from January 1 through December 31. After September 1 USTRC memberships purchased are good for 15 months, but will expire on December 31 of the following year.

Send Us Your Letter! Do you have a question, concern, complaint or praise you would like to address to the USTRC? In today’s high tech world it is easier than ever to send us your “Letter to the Editor.” We invite you to send us an email at feedback@wspubs.com with your comments about the USTRC, team roping in general or the magazine.

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NUMBERS Just How Far Will You Go to Rope?

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n occasion I look back over the articles I have written in the past to see if there is anything there merits revisiting. Often I do find stuff that is worthy of re-examination and this month falls into that category. I found a subject that I believe bears revisiting. I have always been impressed with the distance that ropers are willing to travel to pursue their roping avocation. We all are pretty familiar with what the pros are willing to do pursue their vocation, the stories of riding down that rodeo trail are legendary . . . miles and miles of nearly endless traveling in order to make that next rodeo. “She knows his love's in Tulsa. And she knows he's gonna go Well, it ain't no woman, flesh and blood It's that damned old rodeo.” (Garth Brooks - Rodeo). I don’t think there’s any question that the rodeo life can be addictive and team ropers are not immune to the call of the road. So with that idea in mind, I thought I would take a gander at just how far ropers are willing to travel to rope. It has been several years since I have traveled down this road. The result is what you will find in the Table, “Average and Median Distance Traveled by Ropers to all USTRC 2011 Sanctioned Ropings.” In it you will find just what the title implies, the average and median distances traveled by ropers to all USTRC 2011 sanctioned ropings. The table is sorted by median distance, shortest to longest, over the course of the 2011 roping season. But before you go look at the table, let me enthrall you what I consider to be one astounding fact. In 2011, USTRC team ropers, to get to a sanctioned roping, traveled a total of nearly 5,800,000 miles. That is 233 times around the circumference of the earth. Now that’s dedication! How did I get that figure? Let’s take a look at the table. You’ll notice that each sanctioned roping of 2011 is listed along with its location and its dates followed by four columns. Start by looking at the third column from the right side, “Average Distance”. It equals the overall average distance traveled combined of all the ropers that competed in the roping. The distance that each roper traveled to reach the roping was determined by looking up the distance between the latitude and longitude coordinates of the roper’s home address zip code and the latitude and longitude coordinates of the ropings arena location zip code, AS THE CROW FLIES.* So in reality, ropers traveled even further than these distances portray as there isn’t a roping out there you can reach by going down one straight road unless you live on that straight road. The other issue that is going to interfere slighty with total accuracy is the fact that zip codes can cover some fairly wide areas, particularly in rural regions. As a consequence, the latitude and longitude 12 / APRIL 2012

coordinates assigned to a zip code may be very close or several miles away from a roper’s home or the roping arena. I used zip codes instead of actual postal addresses to determine latitude and longitude because so many of our members use post office boxes for their addresses and people don’t live in their post office box. Plus, if you have ever used a GPS (global positioning system) like Garmin or TomTom, which depend on latitude and longitude to find a rural address, you can easily end up miles from your true destination. But for our purposes, zip codes will work just fine. You’ll notice, however, there are two “Average Distance” columns. I used two columns because at nearly every roping there were always a few “odd ducks”, that is, ropers that for some reason or another were far away from home. And I mean far away, like guys from Mississippi attending a roping in Paso Robles or a guy from Humboldt, Arizona going to a roping in Perry, Georgia. I am sure there are legitimate reasons for why the roper from Humboldt was in Perry, (he just moved there, he’s going to school near Perry but home address is in Humboldt) but it’s over 1,600 miles from Humboldt to Perry and the roper probably didn’t really travel that far. So I made the assumption in every roping’s case that there were three ropers that had attended the roping but hadn’t really traveled as far as their home address would indicate. In addition, our well traveled Hawaiian ropers can also throw my numbers off. As do our Canadian and Brazilian and Mexican ropers. Most of the time, I am assuming, they are in the continental US for other reasons and had a chance to rope. Therefore, we have an “Average Distance” column and an “Average Distance” column with an asterisk (*). In the Average Distance column with the asterisk, I removed three of the ropers that had “traveled” the farthest to get to the roping because I’m assuming they probably didn’t. I used three as opposed to two or fifteen because in most cases it seemed that three was a typical anomaly. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. So the asterisked Average Distance column is going to be less than the non-asterisked Average Distance column but probably closer to being accurate. The Median Distance column is just that, the median distance that ropers attending the event traveled. I took all of the ropers and sorted them by the distance they traveled to the event and the median distance was how far the roper that was right in the middle traveled. So if 100 ropers attended the Pat Sajak Memorial Roping, I would look to see how far the fiftieth roper traveled to the roping and that was the median distance. Another way of looking at median distance ––


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Average and Median Distance Traveled by Ropers to all USTRC 2011 Sanctioned Ropings Roping Dates

Roping

Location

Average Distance*

Average Distance

Median Distance

Number of Ropers

8/12-14/11

The Island Championships

Kamuela, HI

327.2

474.3

30.9

70

2/18-21/11

Hawaii Championships

Kamuela, HI

722.9

758.0

41.9

92

2/25-27/11

California Championships

City of Industry, CA

90.5

151.9

42.5

96

6/10-12/11

Western Colorado Championships

Grand Junction, CO

92.9

103.7

55.1

194

5/13-15/11

Cowboy Capital Classic

Stephenville, TX

131.9

136.0

75.4

1,049

6/17-19/11

North Arkansas Classic

Berryville, AR

74.4

76.7

76.3

277

9/30-2/11

Will Rogers Classic

Ada, OK

96.1

100.1

79.2

434

12/3-5/10

Oil Capital Stampede

Tulsa, OK

100.4

106.8

79.4

482

3/5-6/11

Florida Championships

Green Cove Spgs, FL

119.2

143.6

80.4

157

7/29-31/11

West-Ark Classic

Fort Smith, AR

95.1

98.6

83.1

477

4/8-10/11

Arkansas Championships

Fort Smith, AR

93.4

96.5

83.4

508

2/18/-20/11

East Texas Championships

Athens, TX

114.0

119.5

84.9

582

6/3-5/11

West of the Ozarks Classic

Grove, OK

108.7

111.3

85.9

375

7/16-17/11

Utah Championships

Farmington, UT

133.5

145.4

86.2

149

11/12-14/10

Colorado Fall Championships

Loveland, CO

132.8

138.7

87.4

328

6/3-5/11

Red Rock Classic

Gallup, NM

123.4

128.0

88.8

535

3/3-6/11

South Texas Championships

Bryan, TX

118.1

122.0

91.0

670

3/25-27/11

Northern California Classic

Paso Robles, CA

108.6

123.8

95.7

133

6/24-26/11

Wine Country Classic

Paso Robles, CA

211.0

250.0

95.7

169

7/29-31/11

Turquoise Classic

Gallup, NM

102.0

106.3

96.1

351

4/15-17/11

South Alabama Championships

Andalusia, AL

131.5

141.0

102.7

179

7/15-17/11

Nebraska Championships

Broken Bow, NE

142.6

149.9

102.9

315

1/14-16/11

Heart of Texas Championships

Waco, TX

151.9

151.9

103.5

1,050

6/3-5/11

Indiana Classic

Henryville, IN

124.3

143.2

103.7

105

6/30-3/11

Oklahoma Championships

Guthrie, OK

122.7

126.7

107.1

696

6/25-26/11

Red Desert Classic

Rock Springs, WY

171.9

222.4

107.7

177

9/16-18/11

Kansas Championships

Valley Center, KS

119.6

123.2

109.1

480

6/18-19/11

North Alabama Championships

Rainsville, AL

130.1

136.4

109.5

240

2/4-6/11

Arizona Championships

San Carlos, AZ

159.2

170.5

110.0

436

8/5-7/11

Dally for Dinosaurs

Vernal, UT

120.3

133.2

110.7

208

9/9-11/11

West Coast Regional Finals

Paso Robles, CA

167.8

186.6

111.7

241

3/11-13/11

Oklahoma Winter Classic

Guthrie, OK

124.8

127.4

112.2

602

2/12-13/11

South Carolina Championships

Pelzer, SC

140.8

160.0

112.2

122

8/26-28/11

Chisholm Trail Classic

Enid, OK

127.1

130.8

112.3

552

4/28-1/11

Panhandle Classic

Amarillo, TX

138.9

144.6

114.2

584

7/29-31/11

Salinas Championships

Salinas, CA

160.2

197.8

116.5

124

9/23-25/11

Texas Plains Classic

Abilene, TX

132.4

139.9

116.6

482

4/14-17/11

Texas Championships

San Antonio, TX

131.9

136.7

119.3

789

8/11-14/11

Lonestar Regional Finals

Waco, TX

140.4

142.9

121.2

1,081

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Average and Median Distance Traveled by Ropers to all USTRC 2011 Sanctioned Ropings continued Roping Dates

Roping

Location

Average Distance*

Average Distance

Median Distance

Number of Ropers

2/4-6/11

Colorado Winter Championships

Denver, CO

154.9

154.9

123.1

299

5/6-8/11

Spanish Trail Classic

Moab, UT

131.9

139.6

123.4

196

3/18-20/11

Louisiana Championships

West Monroe, LA

134.8

149.7

123.8

419

11/26-28/10

Maui Classic

Makawao, HI

1202.9

1202.9

124.0

82

3/25-27/11

Northeast Kansas Classic

Topeka, KS

135.4

139.4

125.9

490

5/20-22/11

Mississippi Championships

Jackson, MS

142.5

147.1

127.8

296

11/27-28/10

Mississippi Classic

Jackson, MS

150.0

154.4

128.8

283

6/24-26/11

Lasso Del Norte

Las Vegas, NM

162.6

169.8

131.6

366

7/29-31/11

Alabama Championships

Montgomery, AL

131.7

140.0

133.7

294

6/9-12/11

West Texas Championships

San Angelo, TX

145.0

152.7

136.5

467

4/28-1/11

Missouri Classic

Bethany, MO

150.1

157.2

137.2

313

12/31-2/11

Lasso del Sol

Scottsdale, AZ

242.0

242.0

137.8

663

9/16-19/11

Southern Colorado Classic

Pueblo, CO

149.2

172.9

138.3

407

3/25-27/11

Tennessee Championships

Franklin, TN

173.4

182.5

139.9

385

6/17-19/11

Iowa Championships

Bethany, MO

162.5

168.0

140.8

297

9/2-5/11

Pine Country Classic

Flafstaff, AZ

161.5

173.5

141.9

356

1/21-23/11

Bayou Championships

Kinder, LA

160.0

165.8

142.6

534

7/22-24/11

Colorado Championships

Colorado Springs, CO

205.7

226.3

144.1

456

5/14-15/11

Ohio Classic

Brookville, OH

156.5

163.2

145.6

166

4/9-10/11

Bluegrass Championships

Liberty, KY

168.3

180.0

147.9

190

6/4-5/11

Florida Panhandle Classic

Marianna, FL

154.9

161.8

150.3

166

2/18-20/11

Muddy River Classic

Memphis, TN

179.9

184.1

153.0

338

1/1-2/11

South Georgia Classic

Perry, GA

176.7

186.4

154.2

284

8/4-7/11

Southwest Regional Finals

Clovis, NM

178.3

183.6

158.6

593

4/1-3/11

New Mexico Championships

Clovis, NM

168.3

175.0

162.0

481

8/19-21/11

Central States Showdown

Lake St. Louis, MO

175.7

186.8

167.7

287

3/11-13/11

Colorado River Classic

Fort Mojave, AZ

186.1

205.9

170.3

167

9/2-5/11

High Plains Regional Finals

Loveland, CO

209.3

231.5

173.0

425

5/28-30/11

North Country Classic

Cannon Falls, MN

219.1

241.0

186.3

117

8/6-7/11

Mountaineer Classic

Bridgeport, WV

236.3

264.7

207.2

142

9/2-5/11

Southeast Regional Finals

Tunica, MS

223.9

232.9

213.2

453

7/7-10/11

Eastern Regional Finals

Murfreesboro, TN

245.2

252.1

213.5

484

10/21-28/11

Guthrie ShootOut Championships

Guthrie, OK

308.2

314.2

221.2

1,741

11/19-21-10

Laughlin Team Roping Finals

Fort Mojave, AZ

241.1

257.2

223.0

292

7/29-31/11

South Dakota Championships

Rapid City, SD

248.0

263.4

227.9

128

10/22-30/11

Cinch USTRC National Finals

Oklahoma City, OK

342.3

345.4

257.9

3,235

8/25-28/11

Northwest Regional Finals

Winnemucca, NV

262.4

281.0

271.5

264

180.4

193.5

126.9

423

Total

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Hello Ropers,

really enjoy visiting with ropers when I am attending events or talking to them on the phone. As an employee of a customer service business, I believe that listening to customers’ ideas, concerns, frustrations, and praises is one of the cornerstones of a successful company. I have been the Gold Plus Representative for exactly two years this month. I have had many great conversations with ropers who had an idea or said something that got me thinking and in turn, led to a positive

change for USTRC customers. One such idea that was expressed to me by several ropers has actually gotten some legs under it and has taken shape as a plan USTRC is calling the Gold Plus Roping Pilot Program. In response to greater demand for a division at Sanctioned events in which Gold Plus members classified as #4’s and #5’s feel competitive, USTRC is excited to add a specialty Gold Plus add-on roping at designated Sanctioned events. Please see the details of the roping below:

With a four-head combined time of 35.07 seconds, the team of Sloan Kuehl and Cody Baker earned the Gold Plus championship in Athens, Texas at the East Texas Championship. They won $3,050 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Alex Schuman and Clem McNaney III collected a Gold Plus championship at the Colorado Winter Championships. They roped four head in 30.79 seconds to win $3,371 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Specialty Gold Plus Roping - #10 with a #9 Inc (capped at an Elite #5) - Ropers must be 25 or older the day they compete - Entry Fee - $100/roper - Enter 3 times maximum as any combination of incentive/ non-incentive - 4 steer average, progressive after 1 - Century Bonus included - Draw-In Option available to #3 and above headers/heelers - $2,000 Flex Earnings awarded to 1st-3rd place in #10 Average and #9 Incentive Average While USTRC would like to offer this add-on roping to every sanctioned event, there are several variables that do not allow this addition. Many of the sanctioned events simply do not have the extra time to offer another division. While it was not uncommon to rope until 2 a.m. 10 years ago, times have changed and producers have made a great effort not to keep ropers up all continued on page 18 PHOTO BY 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

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night at their events, if possible. Also, this pilot program needed to be offered where there is a high concentration of Gold Plus members. Some areas of the country do not have a dense population of Gold Plus members and to add another Gold Plus roping to the event would simply just create another small roping with a few teams. After careful consideration, the specialty Gold Plus add-on ropings will be offered at the following 2012 sanctioned events:

As always, USTRC will still offer the traditional #12 Gold Plus with a #10 Incentive at every sanctioned event. The traditional format will be used at all of the 2012 Regional Finals and will culminate at the 2012 Cinch NFTR with a #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out and a #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out. Since the specialty add-on ropings are being produced on a trial basis as part of a pilot program, some of the details above are subject to change based on the feedback from you, the Gold Plus members. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Like I mentioned before, I am relying on your feedback to make improvements. I look forward to visiting with you. n PHOTO BY LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

New Mexico Championships Clovis, NM – April 6-8 Panhandle Classic Amarillo, TX – April 27-29

Spanish Trail Classic Moab, UT – May 4-6 Red Rock Classic Gallup, NM – June 1-3 West Texas Championships San Angelo, TX – June 8-10 Lasso Del Norte Las Vegas, NM – June 21-24 Oklahoma Championships Guthrie, OK – June 29-July 1 Turquoise Championships Gallup NM – July 27-29 Pine Country Classic Flagstaff, AZ – September 1-3 Texas Plains Championships Abilene, TX – September 21-23

Lori Thone and Adam Brown who came over from Arkansas took the Muddy River Classic Gold Plus Championship home. The duo roped four head in 31.68 and won $4,000 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Freddy Rice and Zanga Schutte roped their way to a Gold Plus championship at the Hawaii Championships. They finished with a total of 41.04 seconds on four head to win $1,552 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

The Texas team of Johnnie Philipp and Blaine Matthews claimed their share of the winnings at the South Texas Championships after winning the Gold Plus Championships. They roped four head in 37.63 seconds to win $3,318 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 18 / APRIL 2012


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or the last few months USTRC and WSTR have worked intermittently to get to an agreed classifications starting point for the 2012 season. This has been a long arduous process but we just about have all the wrinkles ironed out! Initially there were several thousand classification discrepancies that the USTRC and WSTR committees perused through and vetted out in order to create some congruency in classifications. There were several hundred ropers where the primary team roping end came into question. Some of these ropers had a higher classification with WSTR and a lower number with USTRC and vice versa. Each of these files, as well as others, was addressed individually between the two organizations until both sides could reach a final decision. If your TRIAD classification number changed with the USTRC then you have been notified by either telephone or through mail regarding the adjustment. Remember that TRIAD classifications are being used at both USTRC and WSTR events and it is strongly advised that the roper contact either USTRC or WSTR to verify their TRIAD classification for 2012 before attending an event. This action avoids any negative experiences that could arise if you show up to a roping and are informed that your number has been changed. If you had a double number with WSTR, please contact either USTRC or WSTR to see if any changes have been made. With youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re your help we will be better able to get you started off right! Moving forward in the 2012 season, the process flow for classification adjustments will gradually become smoother and more fluid. As with any agreement there are some major points that need to be addressed and there have been questions arise as to whom needs to be contacted regarding classification issues. In relation to classifications and memberships, here are a few of your questions answered. 20 / APRIL 2012

Q&A Can I rope at a WSTR event with a USTRC membership? Yes, World Series events, including the Las Vegas Finale, will honor USTRC memberships, which means ropers who compete in both associations will only have to purchase one membership. Note: WSTR memberships will still be available to ropers who choose not to join USTRC, but as mentioned, those membership classifications will be powered by the TRIAD system. Can I rope at a USTRC event with a WSTR membership? No, USTRC events will only accept USTRC memberships. Do my WSTR earnings count toward the USTRC Regional and National Finals? If you are a USTRC member who wins or places at a WSTR event, you will be granted flex earnings up to $3,000 per placing to use at the USTRC Regional and/or Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. If you are a WSTR member who wins or places at a WSTR event and then decide to purchase a USTRC membership card later in the season, your flex earnings will be retroactive. Note: Flex earnings DO NOT roll over to the next season. They expire after the Cinch NFTR in October. Who do I need to contact concerning appealing my classification or applying for a double number? If you are solely a WSTR member, the appeals process will need to be initiated through the WSTR liaison at 575.359.2441. If you are a member of both USTRC and WSTR, then you may initiate the process through either association. If you are solely a USTRC member, the appeals process will need to be initiated through the USTRC National Office at 254.968.0002 ext 5150. Hopefully this answers some of your questions but if not, please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to call the USTRC National Office.


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with Rickey Green Core Values n last month’s article, I talked about your foundation - your feet and legs. Without a solid foundation to deliver from, no matter what sport you’re playing you will not have power or control. If your legs and feet are your foundation, then the mortar that holds them together is your core. Without a strong core you can expect to get thrown around and to get off balance most of the time ou are team roping. In the last three years I started having lower back problems from riding my whole life, and at my age I had not done any core exercises. What I found out is without core strength you can have lots of health problems. I started doing core exercises and when my core came back, my back stopped going out. My back stayed good for two years and then I pulled a groin and couldn’t do my core exercises. In about three months, my back started going out again. Since I had a pulled groin and my back was out, it took me three months to heal up and start back on my program. What is really amazing to me is how much easier it is to get on and off my horse. Also, I have no pain as long as I do my exercises four or five mornings a week. When I ride, I really feel like I did years ago as far as balance and strength in my legs and stomach. The reason I’m telling you this is because I know some of you ropers are writing your health off as this is how it’s going to be when you’re old. I had started going through the gate in my pasture to set my horse manger back up, but now I’m jumping over the five-foot fence again, just because I can!

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When I ride, I really feel like I did years ago as far as balance and strength in my legs and stomach. . . I had started going through the gate in my pasture to set my horse manger back up, but now I’m jumping over the five-foot fence again, just because I can! I am not a doctor, so I can’t tell you to do these exercises. A physical therapist taught me these exercises. I am just going to show you what I am doing to help me. I had one student ask me how he could get better, and I told him to strengthen his core. He lost 35 pounds and said he never has felt or roped better. It’s amazing; I just started doing five reps of each of these exercises and then added more as I gained balance and strength. Exercise 1 (Photo 1): A swimming exercise. Lay on the ball, or you can use a bed, and kick your legs with your toes pointed. Do a couple of reps a day and you will go longer each day. This is great for your core and lower back.

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Exercise 2 (Photo 2, 3 and 4)- For upper body strength. Do pushups with the ball, just a few a day until you gain strength. Use the ball like a teeter totter to make the pushups easy. As you gain upper body strength scoot out on the ball, this will add weight and you can up the reps as you feel stronger. Photo 2

Exercise 3 (Photo 5 and 6)- This is an amazing exercise. Roll the ball up under yourself, it’s kind of like spurring a bareback horse. Just do as many you can do, don’t overdo it. This helps strengthen all the muscle it takes to ride a horse. There are lots of ropers that can use this. It’s not just us old folks that need these exercises and you won’t believe how much better your balance and strength will be when you ride. Just try for two weeks every morning before breakfast and you won’t believe the difference. Your Friend,

Rickey Green

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Champions Profile

And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

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ne good practice run; it was a good philosophy and an ideal game especially when you are dealing with a short go round at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR). Good solid runs need to be the order of the day and when you come back in a short go round you have to play the winning game. More times than not one good practice run is what it takes to maintain the status quo. Danny Miller did not mind being the fourth high team back in the #10 Shoot-Out at the Cinch USTRC NFTR. He and his partner, Jeremy Michaelis had roped quite well all day. A mere three seconds separated the first and seventh place teams coming into the short go round of the roping. The #10 Shoot-Out would be the biggest payout of the entire week at the 2011 Cinch USTRC National Finals held the last week of October 2011. A cash payout of $369,000 was certainly something worth thinking about. From Miller’s perspective he was pleased. He had roped well all week. He was on familiar ground as he had already padded his pocket with a third place win in the Average of the #11 Shoot-Out. He had all the confidence in the world in his partner and he knew without a doubt Michaelis would rope his best. “We both quit roping for awhile and then started back again,” Michaelis commented. “We have been roping together for a long time. We practice all we can and in some ways it is like we never stopped. We picked right back up where we left off.” The pair needed a time of 8.45 on their short go round steer to move into the lead. It was a good practice run and

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Danny Miller and Jeremy Michaelis

certainly doable. When Miller and Michaelis rode into the box Miller exhibited a sense of control he had not really felt all week. “I wanted a good solid run,” Miller elaborated. “I had been in a hurry all week and had pushed the limit. I had no sense of control. We wanted to rope four steers and I know we planned to win. We needed to slow down get some sense of control.” Both ropers wanted to get a grip on the butterflies and the nerves as they rode into the box. They shut all that out and went to rope. When the clock stopped 8.04 blinked on the display. There were three teams left to rope. The pair rode out the back gate knowing full well they had done all they could do. With two unqualified runs that followed and one in a long nine seconds it was not enough to uproot Miller and Michaelis out of first in the Average. They grabbed part of the biggest payout of the entire week of roping at the 2011 Cinch USTRC NFTR. First place paid $92,400 plus Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Gold Championship


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buckles, Tony Lama boots and Western Horseman Commemorative Collector’s buckles. “We have never won this kind of money before,” Miller said. “I wish every single roper could get to see how it feels to win like this.” Both ropers used their heads and slowed down going into the short go round. Perhaps the greatest lesson they both were able to grasp is that you cannot rush team roping. Focus, discipline and a good strategy gave them what they needed to achieve the win in the #10 Shoot-Out.

Both ropers agreed winning the #10 Shoot-Out is something one cannot explain. You have to experience the feeling, the exhilaration and the high. Their experience and years as partners paid off for them as well in that they were both focused and on the same page as far as what they wanted to accomplish. When it was all said and done And Then There Was One; the champions of the #10 Shoot-Out at the 2011 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping—Danny Miller and Jeremy Michaelis. n

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Dear Ropers, Do you feel like a million dollars? That is exactly what the USTRC is about to bestow on all of its competing members in 2012. Not to feel like a million dollars, but to present all of you collectively with an actual million dollars in cash! This is a game changer, as it far exceeds anything that has ever been done at the USTRC since the invention of the Shoot-Out. The consequences are going to be truly revolutionary. Why? Because instead of you, the roper, contributing added money to the National Finals Shoot-Out Fund, that money will now be provided solely by the USTRC, and it’s guaranteed to be a minimum of One Million Dollars! From here on out, not one dime of your entry fees will go toward added money at the National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR). For those of you who are unclear on how huge payouts at the NFTR have been previously generated, here is a quick reminder. A critical aspect of USTRC’s success was to create a National Finals event unsurpassed in the amount of money awarded to its National Champions. That goal has been accomplished, signified by the fact that for the last 11 years, over one million dollars of added money has magnified the incredible purses at the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Until now, a large portion of that money has come from the roper, in the form of a five percent contribution coming

out of your entry fees at every USTRC sanctioned roping. Your contributions helped to build the National Finals of Team Roping into the sport’s premier event – the largest and richest team roping in the world. In appreciation for all you’ve done, the USTRC is stepping up to contribute all of the added money, and we guarantee to add one million dollars to the NFTR purse. This commitment demonstrates how much faith the USTRC has in this sport and its members. But what exactly does this pledge mean to you? It means cash purses at every sanctioned event will dramatically increase. Based on roper contributions in 2011, over $750,000 more cash will be paid out at sanctioned events per season, without you having to lift a financial finger. That’s the new deal, the revolution USTRC is initiating right now. But the roper is not the only beneficiary. The business of producing team ropings is not an easy road to travel. USTRC producers have a substantial commitment in time, effort and money for every roping they put on, with no guarantee to earn a profit. And ropers, they do HAVE to earn a profit, or they will not be in this business very long. So the USTRC further pledges support of the unsung heroes of our business – the producers. You may not be aware that USTRC producers have also significantly contributed to the National Finals Shoot-Out Fund. In 2011, producers

added over a quarter of a million dollars out of their pocket to the Shoot-Out Fund. In the 2012 season, producers are no longer required to contribute to the Fund. This helps our producers stay in the game so they can continue providing ropers the best productions found anywhere in the sport of team roping. So, the revolution is upon us. The 2012 season marks a historic juncture in USTRC history as we continue our quest to provide greater value to our members. Now, ropers who cannot attend the Cinch NFTR won’t see their money siphoned off to an event he or she cannot attend. But the NFTR remains intact with the enormous cash purses and nominal entry fees that have made the NFTR the preeminent team roping year after year. Now cash purses at sanctioned events will grow by more than an estimated $750,000. You no longer need a math degree and a Cray computer to figure how much of your entry fees go into the roper’s pot. That number is two-thirds. Period. End of story! Sincerely,

Kirk Bray

“Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.” - Henry Steele Commager

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HORSE HEALTH

Windpuffs in Horses By Heather Smith Thomas

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indpuffs are soft, fluid-filled enlargements on the sides of the fetlock joint toward the rear. These swellings may range from longstanding symptomless blemishes with no soreness or lameness to a more serious condition due to recent injury in which the horse is obviously lame. Gary Baxter, VMD, MS (Professor of Surgery, Colorado State University) says there is often some confusion regarding windpuffs. Some people think they are swellings in the joint capsule, but the most common definition of a windpuff is a stretched tendon sheath—where the digital flexor sheath covers the two tendons that go around the back of the fetlock. Tendons, especially where they glide over hard surfaces, are always lubricated to prevent any friction that might interfere with smooth movement. The tendon is encased in a hose-like sheath that contains a small amount of lubricating fluid. This tendon sheath has a synovial lining, just like a joint. If there’s swelling in 28 / APRIL 2012

this area, it generally means the sheath has been stretched or injured and has created extra fluid. The sheath bulges, creating the windpuff. The “container” is stretched, and adequate lubrication can only be maintained if the enlarged pocket remains filled with fluid. Although it may vary in size from time to time, this area is permanently stretched and the swelling will never completely disappear. Many horses have windpuffs, especially on the hind legs. “The key to whether windpuffs are a problem is whether they are symmetrical swellings,” says Baxter. Some horses have windpuffs on all four legs, or on both hind legs. “If they are symmetrical, I am usually not concerned. If they’re not symmetrical—such as a little fluid in one but the other is much larger—this usually indicates there is a problem, such as an acute injury on that leg that’s more swollen,” he says. If a horse has chronic windpuffs, it is important for owners to notice

whether one is obviously larger on a certain day, for instance. “That’s when they need to be concerned about it, rather than disregard it as just an old windpuff,” he says. “There can also be increased fluid in one side versus the other without an obvious lameness. Not having lameness, however, does not necessarily mean there is not active inflammation and possible injury in the one that’s more swollen.” He advises having a veterinarian check the leg if you notice more swelling than usual. “From a treatment standpoint, I think that if you notice one is bigger than the other, initial first aid treatment should involve icing the leg or cold hosing, and wrapping,” he says. These steps, along with rest and confinement, so the horse won’t be using the leg, can help keep the problem from getting worse. Treat it like you would a sprained ankle or a muscle injury on a human. “This is most likely what has happened—a hyperextension of the fetlock joint, pulling those tendons, or a twist or sprain of structures around that tendon sheath. Along with cold therapy and wrapping, you can also use a topical anti-inflammatory medication such as Surpass. This would be very helpful as part of the initial first-aid treatment. Icing and wrapping can be very important, early on, especially if there is heat in that area. Those are probably the 2 most important things to do,” he says. This will often resolve the problem if it’s a simple strain or sprain. On occasion there are other problems that interfere with normal movement, such as adhesions, synovial masses, or pressure due to narrowing (caused by thickening of the annular ligament that goes around the back of the fetlock joint, across the tendons), similar to carpal tunnel in humans. In the latter situation, the annular ligament can be cut, to relieve the restriction. “Sometimes people assume that any problem in the tendon sheath or in any horse with windpuffs is an annular ligament problem, but this is


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not true. The more we learn, the more we find that there are lots of other things that can lead to problems in the tendon sheaths other than the annular ligament,” says Baxter. “One of the important things to realize is that many of the horses that have lots of fluid or asymmetrical swellings may have injury to the deep flexor tendon or the superficial flexor tendon within the sheath itself. This needs to be properly diagnosed because this type of injury would need to be treated differently than how you’d treat a simple windpuff,” he explains. Usually a horse with an injured tendon is lame, whereas with just a swollen sheath the horse might not be lame. With an inflamed windpuff there may just be a little heat or swelling, or some discomfort when the swelling is pressed. “Horses with an increased amount of fluid, with no lameness, can be treated with ice and wrapping. Then if the swelling doesn’t respond, they might consider using an intra-synovial injection such as hyaluronic acid or a small amount of steroids. That’s fine, but if there is any lameness before you treat with these injections, I would highly recommend ultrasounding the leg,” he says. You need to find out exactly what is wrong, and not just mask the pain or discomfort with steroids. “Most horses that require annular ligament surgery have a characteristic appearance to the leg. There is lots of fluid above and below the restriction. There is almost a notch you can see. This may be obvious, but ultrasound can help you determine whether the annular ligament is normal thickness or not. There are some reports of injury to that ligament—with pain and inflammation associated with the ligament itself, without any other problem in the tendon sheath. If you discover this early on, you can treat it with rest, confinement and rehab. But if the ligament heals thicker than normal (constricting and impairing the

tendon sheath), we may have to do an annular ligament surgery on those horses, as well,” explains Baxter. “In horses that have chronic problems within the tendon sheath, you may be able to see extra tissue buildup on ultrasound. These might occur in windpuffs that have been present for months or years. These soft tissue masses within the sheath may cause pain with the movement of the tendon,” he says. These should be removed, so the horse can become sound. “The best thing to do in these situations is to go into the sheath with an arthroscope. This is usually referred to as tenoscopy, and is what we often do with horses that have chronic, problematic windpuffs, to look around in there and evaluate the tendon and look for these soft tissue masses. Then we often do the annular ligament surgery tenoscopically. Whatever we find can be dealt with arthroscopically at that time, removing any soft tissue masses and cutting the annular ligament at the same time,” he says. “The other option is to make a very small incision over the annular ligament so you can reach in and cut it. But you don’t get a view of anything else. You can’t really see the tendon sheath and what else may be going on in there. That’s the disadvantage of just cutting the annular ligament through a small incision. The method chosen would depend on the finances of the horse owner and the duration of the problem. We generally recommend using an arthroscope and taking a look in there. We do this on a lot more horses now than we did 5 years ago,” he says. This can help give a more definitive diagnosis, and treatment can often be accomplished at the same time. “Sometimes you can’t see the tendon injuries unless you look inside with the arthroscope, because they are not always visible on ultrasound. This can be the advantage of using

the arthroscope, particularly if a horse is lame or has been lame for an extended period of time. We recommend taking a look in there and being able to clean out any soft tissue masses, as well as cut the annular ligament.” For diagnosis, the veterinarian will often just desensitize the tendon sheath. “If the horse has any fluid in the tendon sheath we will put a needle in, aspirate a little fluid to look at, and then inject lidocaine directly into the tendon sheath (the area of pain) to see if this relieves the pain. This would give us the most specific way to document that this is the area of lameness. If we are suspicious that this is the problem, we’ll desensitize just the sheath, rather than doing a regional nerve block,” explains Baxter. “In most of these instances, there are no bony abnormalities. Whether you need to take radiographs would probably depend on how long the leg has been affected. Most of the time, radiographs can be completely normal yet the horse will still have lots of fluid distension in the tendon sheath because it’s just a soft tissue injury in that part of the leg,” he says. The veterinarian would determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether x-rays might be helpful or not. “Some of these cases can be problematic, with chronic swelling, chronic tendonitis, and soft tissue buildup in the tendon sheath. With chronic inflammation, some of these horses can be quite lame. These cases would be the ones in which we’d use a more aggressive approach, such as tenoscopy,” he explains. If this didn’t resolve it, however, an MRI could be the next step, to find out more about what’s going on inside the leg. Most windpuffs cause no lameness, but if lameness is present, this may mean a number of other possible issues that may be contributing to the swelling. Thus it is always wise to have a proper diagnosis. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 29


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Arenas – Getting it right! T

eam roping requires a lot of equipment including horses, saddles, ropes, tack, trucks, trailers, and more. As you can see, the list is long. Ropers understand that they must have quality tools to help them succeed, improve and keep themselves and their horses safe. One other thing that many ropers incorporate into their program is a practice arena and a quality arena requires a lot of attention to details. Not only do the dimensions, design and overall building of the arena need to be considered in detail, but the ground is one of the most important things ropers should think about when reconditioning their practice pen or adding an arena to their list of roping tools. The prospect of building an arena can sometimes lead to shortcuts in the process in an attempt to get it done and begin roping. However, a project of this size is the very reason why a plan must be in place before construction begins. Ropers who are building a practice arena should keep in mind that what they do during the construction process determines what kind of maintenance will be required and what sort of enjoyment will be had throughout the life of the arena. There are really two types of arenas; indoor and outdoor. For the majority of ropers, the outdoor variety is more obtainable and more economical, but in either case the ground should be the first priority. For best results, the ground underneath your footing must have a solid base, properly compacted, with no variations in grade throughout the entire area of the arena, aside from a minimum slope for rain runoff. The base is very important and compaction is key. A galloping horse puts much more pressure per square inch than any truck or piece of equipment and a solid foundation under the footing will aid in the health and performance of your horse. Any riding arena, whether indoors or out, should basically be built as if it were a parking lot or road, using a well-drained aggregate material that is compacted and graded to at least two to four feet outside of the arena perimeter. This base material can be from four to six inches thick. Although this part of the arena may never be seen, it is the foundation for a solid and safe riding area. There is a lot more material available for the surface of an arena. The actual footing of the arena should be anywhere from four to six inches. Many successful arena surfaces start out as a 32 / APRIL 2012

composite of two or more materials and there may be differences in material used for outdoor arenas versus indoor arenas. An outdoor arena will need to be able to shed more water due to rainfall or snowmelt and an indoor riding surface may need a mixture that holds moisture longer to reduce frequent watering. Different areas of the country contribute the best types of material to use locally. Availability, temperatures and rainfall should be considered. The primary principle of footing material is to maintain its structure without heavy compaction while providing stability for riding events. The major components of most arena mixtures include sand, silt and clay particles. The range of particle size is important for selecting a good footing. Examining a mixture, it is best to break it down to particle size. This is the structure of individual pieces inside the material. A material that is made of primarily one mixture with one particular size, often times cannot compact to the correct stability. This can leave you with a very loose material and this type of footing is not ideal for your horse. Additionally, loose material can become deep or slick and in extreme cases be hazardous for any type of horse performance. Deep and/or loose material can be stressful to horse’s tendons during workouts or practice. A good mixture of different materials allows them to bond and gives a horse solid footing when performing. Using a variety of particle sized materials allow smaller sizes to fill in gaps between larger sized material to obtain an evenly structured mixture. Sand is the most widely used footing material in arenas. Although it can be used alone, it is often mixed with different particle sized material to create a more constructed material for the arena floor. Sand will erode over time and may need to be replaced. Additionally, sand dries fairly quickly and frequent watering is essential. Adding material that retains water or even a commercial additive can reduce frequent watering. A mixture of native topsoil mixed with good clean sand often helps in the overall structure capabilities and the water retention of an arena. Avoid using ‘waste’ or ‘dead’ sand. This is often the byproduct of cleaned sand and can include silt and clay materials. This type of sand will erode faster and will not compact very well.


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Rubber is another added material you can use in an arena. It is usually found indoors, but many outdoor arenas incorporate it as well. However, the ground rubber material, which is often made from recycled tires, floats and can wash away during heavy rains. Rubber material is usually mixed with sand to help minimize hard compaction and add cushion to the arena surface. Rubber also reduces glare and when used in outdoor facilities it helps thaw the surface faster during colder months by absorbing more solar radiation. When used indoors, you may smell a rubber odor but there has been no relation to any sort of respiratory issues in horses or riders. Ground rubber material is a great application to use to help sturdy a loose sand arena as it binds with the sand and creates a more solid footing. Stonedust may be a readily available material in different areas of the country, but often needs a higher level of maintenance. Although it drains well, it also compacts tightly and will need frequent watering and harrowing to give it a consistent footing. Stonedust, also known as blue stone, rockdust, limestone screenings, decomposed granite and white stone will decompose and become dusty over time. Topsoil that is used for gardening and planting is not recommended for arena footing. It tends to compact tightly due to its high mixture of fine particles. Other materials can be added to create a lighter footing mixture, but due to its fine nature, topsoil will become dusty when dry and blow away with winds over time. Stall waste can be mixed into an arena floor, but is not recommended. Since it is almost entirely organic, it will decompose, break down rapidly and lead to dusty and hard packed arena floors. Additionally, the nature of manure will attract flies and may cause a bad odor when wet. As the building and installing of good ground material is

important, whatever you have inside the arena will take work to keep it in good condition. One of the most important things is the amount of water you apply to your ground. Arena water management is very important for two major reasons. Dust can cause eye and nose irritation and contributes to respiratory damage in both horses and riders. In addition, dust tends to coat structures and equipment. Although this is not a major concern, any type of equipmentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;chutes, tractors or trucksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will not perform well under these conditions. Secondly, adding the correct amount of water to your ground mixture will help give you ultimate stability in your arena floor Then objective is to keep the material moist all the way through your footing. When an arena is not kept uniformly moist, the loose, dry areas are less stable then the well-watered areas. Horses lose confidence in what kind of conditions will be underfoot across the arena in these circumstances. Areas can become slick, deep and unstable as compared to other parts of the arena that have been properly watered and hold the footing structure. The best way to keep your arena in workable condition is to give it a good watering in short periods. This allows water absorption into the footing materials between waterings. About every four hours or in some cases overnight, is a good way to begin to allow the moisture to soak into the material. Frequent watering to keep the top moist is needed as it dries out. The top couple of inches will dry faster than the footing underneath. There are many ways to water an arena. The main differences are some require more attention than others, and some offer a more uniformed level of water applied over the arena. There are hand held spray nozzles that can take quite a bit of work to apply and there is often a chance for heavy watering in some areas, less in others. Garden sprinklers can also be used, but close attention is needed to keep the watered area uniform. Additionally, sprinklers often take a lot of involvement to keep them moved over the entire area, and many times, loose connections in hoses and even the sprinkler itself will make puddles in the arena. There are tractor mounted sprayers, water SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 33


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trailers and water-trucks that work well and usually give a uniformed spraying over the arena. These take less time and offer a good overall coverage. There are also more automated systems such as post mounted or ceiling mounted sprinkler systems. These take little management once installed and offer good coverage, but often require additional plumbing, an abundant water source and heavy-duty pumps that offer higher pressures and a higher flow of water. Lastly, many arena owners use self traveling irrigation systems. These also offer uniformed water over the entire area of the arena, little management and, like sprinkler systems, high pressure pumps and high volumes of water recourses. Watering can become a challenge due to different types of footing material, temperatures and the type of ground condition needed. One system may work well for a roper in Texas that has an outdoor facility, but not so well for a roper in Montana who faces different temperatures. Additionally, there is a difference in water conditioning between indoor and outdoor arenas. Indoor facilities often require less water as they have less of a loss of moisture due to evaporation. Outdoor arena owners have Mother Nature to conflict with. Heavy rainfalls, snowmelts and both hot and cold temperatures make keeping your arena conditioned even harder. Another must for arena preparation is a good piece of equipment to keep the arena harrowed, creating a good uniform condition. The surface of your arena should be even and flat, without rocks, holes and irregularities. Horse traffic and poor maintenance can be the cause of poor arena conditions. The footing within a high traffic area will be thrown out of the path and the remaining footing will become compacted where it is most used. An exposed base can result in permanent ruts that are hard to repair. A good arena drag that reconditions the ground is essential to keep it in good working use. This will aid in your horses conditioning and performance and help keep your arena in overall good condition for the future. There are many types of arena groomers on the market. Many incorporate different techniques to harrow the ground of an arena. However, they all do one thing and that is help condition the ground and help build the structure needed for a horse to perform. Depending on the arena material, type of horse performance and, of course, budget, there is a suitable arena groomer for every type of arena owner. When looking at an arena or a practice pen, the ground is everything. Maybe you have an arena that needs ground improvement to offer more protection to you and your horse, or help ease the maintenance; or perhaps you have plans to build a new arena. The thing to remember is that the foundation of your arena is in the dirt. A horse applies tremendous strain to their legs while performing and they should have solid footing when competing or practicing. Having the knowledge of proper design and understanding of the arena floor is important for a good outcome that will keep you and your horses safe and help ease the maintenance routine. 34 / APRIL 2012

Case IH Farmall® Tractors Whether you’re preparing an arena or have chores around the stables, the right tractor can help you be ready. Case IH Farmall® Series tractors offer the power, efficiency and versatility to get the job done. They are also the right fit for your operation and budget. Since 1923, Farmall tractors have been appreciated for their “all purpose” design. Early in the Farmall tractors’ evolution, they were utilized extensively both on and off the farm and recognized for their maneuverability and longevity, even in tough working conditions. “Farmall is one of the most familiar—and famous—names in tractor history,” says Greg Lucey, Case IH marketing manager for Farmall tractors. “Like the tractors of their heritage, the newest generation of Farmall tractors are engineered to make quick work of any job. They are efficient and easy to use for any operator. Equip a Farmall with a Case IH loader or rake or any other implement to handle any challenge.” Several Farmall models are available now, including:

Farmall A Series Tractors Case IH Farmall A Series tractors are no-nonsense machines with simple mechanical transmissions and dependable, fuel-efficient engines. Rugged, reliable and easy to operate, Farmall A tractors offer plenty of power and hydraulics for loading, mowing, blading and more. They range in size from 39 PTO hp to 66 PTO hp. “If you’re looking for a durable workhorse without electronic controls, take a look at the Farmall A tractors,” Lucey suggests.

Farmall B Series Tractors The Case IH Farmall B Series compact tractors offer quiet, 4cylinder diesel engines that provide dependable power and fuel savings in an all-around environmentally-friendly tractor. The Farmall B is not only dependable and fuel efficient, but is offered in both hydrostatic and gear transmission models with a standard forward and reverse shuttle on the gear models to save the operator more time. Farmall B tractors promote more productivity from the tractor seat. The operator area promotes comfort in the driver’s seat, and ergonomically-placed controls minimize reaching for levers and buttons. The new sloped hood improves visibility, providing productivity and safety.

Farmall C Series Tractors Case IH Farmall C Series tractors are built to reliably and costeffectively deliver the power and performance utility tractor owners need while meeting the demand for greater operator comfort. The Farmall C models feature 4-cylinder, turbocharged 3.2-L engines and 8 forward, 8-reverse (8x8) mechanical shuttle transmissions. In addition, an open-center hydraulic system with one standard remote valve and a three-point hitch allows Farmall C models to handle nearly any implement. The best-in-class Case IH Farmall C Series cab features a new, quieter design with an optional high-visibility roof window panel, which can be opened.

Case IH Quality & Commitment Case IH has exceptional experience helping stable and small acreage owners find the Farmall tractor that best fits the job. Whether you need a no-frills economical workhorse or a high-powered, highend model with all the creature comforts, there’s a Case IH Farmall for


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Are Ready for Arena Preparation Case IH, a global leader in agricultural equipment, also is committed to providing customers the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment – designed for challenges around the stables. Case IH has a network of more than 4,900 dealers and distributors that operate in over 160 countries.

Special Offers Through the Case IH/USTRC Member Rebate Program you. Today’s Farmall tractors combine reliability, rock-solid value and a powerful mix of features and options to meet your specific demands. “The Farmall is known as America’s original red tractor and has evolved over the years to meet the diverse needs of our customers,” says Lucey.

Arena Equipment Priefert

Case IH is proud to offer ropers the USTRC Member Rebate Program. USTRC members can save up to $600 when purchasing a Case IH Farmall tractor. USTRC members can save $250 on Farmall Compact and A Series tractors and Case IH Scout UTVs. Or USTRC members can save $400 on Farmall 65 – 90 HP utility tractors or $600 on Farmall U and C Series 64 – 105 HP tractors. To learn more, visit a Case IH dealer or go to caseih.com.

Performance horse owners put their horses’ safety first. They know the ground is one of the most important things they use as they ride, train, practice and perform. The ground inside the arena is critical and using the best equipment to keep solid footing under their horses helps them perform better and keeps them safe. There are many tools available for an arena. From harrows to sprinklers, quality equipment is important for any arena owner.

ArenaMaster™ For affordable versatility in arena grooming maintenance, Priefert is hard to beat! Priefert’s ArenaMaster™ eliminates hydraulics and allows operators to break packed ground, pulverize clods and level leaving a fluffy, consistent surface, often in a single pass. The special Push/Pull blade is great for roping boxes and corners. With a powder coated frame and an optional dust control watering system, the ArenaMaster™ combines maximum durability with great versatility and functionality. For more information visit www.priefert.com or call 1-800-527-8616.

BigSprinkler BigSprinkler.com announces our new complete irrigation kits for 2012! These kits include everything you need to be up and irrigating from a pond, creek, or reservoir in minutes! Kits come in various sizes and include a high pressure irrigation pump, suction hose, discharge hose, and big sprinkler irrigation cart with larger coverage capability. Great for pasture or arena watering! Call 855-805-7901 today to request a catalog or visit www.bigsprinkler.com.

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MicroRain Micro Rain automatic watering systems are the industry leader in arena dust control. We offer our standard water turbine drive reels and now offer a new Honda engine driven models to utilize any flow range available along with an unlimited speed range! Call us for details on this exiting new product! Call 800-373-9325 or visit www.microrain.net.

Linear Rubber Arena Rubber Protects Horse and Rider Arena Rubber, made from genuine crumb rubber and free of metal, provides long-term health care to horses. Made from non-toxic 100% recycled rubber, it provides optimum traction and shock-absorption lessening the strain on horses, protecting the legs and minimizing injury. It can extend training time and protects both the horse and rider in call of a fall. Installed with a mix of sand to retain a little moisture, Linear Rubber Arena Rubber minimizes dust and mud, will last indefinitely and works in all seasons. It will not rot or deteriorate, will not erode or wash away, and resists insect and/or rodent infestation. Better than shredded rubber, which tends to bind together, this product provides excellent drainage. Available in a choice of colors, Arena Rubber joins the Linear Rubber family of equestrian products including stall mats, wall guards, ring mats for wash areas, and iBlock Pavers for walkways. For more information, contact Linear Rubber Products, 1-800-558-4040 or visit their web site at www.rubbermats.com.

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Lucas Metal Works The Ground Hog Arena Tool The Ground Hog Arena Tool was designed in 1996 by an avid arena owner, Raymond Lucas, who wasn’t satisfied with the arena grooming tools that were on the market. Raymond desired to have one tool, that could groom the arena ground in one pass, and produce the same consistent result every pass, safe and flawlessly conditioning the ground. Having been the grandfather and father of national renowned barrel racers he was able to observe the downfalls of other tools. In 1996 Raymond developed the first model of The Ground Hog Arena Tool that enabled arena owners to not only rework the surface with the unit’s hydraulically operated ripper shanks but also fill in the holes that are dug by performance horses. This was accomplished with the unit’s double grader blades, which allow for dirt to be carried by the unit and in turn evenly distributed throughout the arena. Allowing for the unit’s pegged finishing roller to lastly compact and finish the ground safely for the horse and rider. The recent addition of an optional watering system allows the user to maintain the moisture of the surface in the arena. This also aids both the horse and rider by cutting down on dust that enters both horse and riders’ lungs. In addition the unit’s rippers work the surface easier with moisture now present in the surface’s terrain. Consistent, that is the word The Ground Hog’s manufacturer, Lucas Metal Works, hears the most when talking with their customers who own the unit. That is exactly what Raymond set out to accomplish when designing The Ground Hog for his family of barrel racers, a unit that was consistent ever time you used it. Now arena owners, barrel racers, rodeo associations, expo centers, and the biggest rodeo of them all, the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), trust The Ground Hog Arena Tool to provide them with the consistent safe surface they seek. For more information about The Ground Hog Arena Tool and The Ground Hog Watering System: Call a Ground Hog Expert 866-689-8904 or visit www.TheArenaTool.com


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Reveal 4N1 The REVEAL 4-N-1 is designed, manufactured, and marketed by Don Reveal as a family business. We understand the ground finishing process like no one else, and have developed the ultimate ground prep tool to meet your needs. The unit is made in various sizes to suit different needs, including hitch categories 1, 2 and 3 to match your equipment. Don’t be fooled by imitators, go with the Original, Still the Best, the REVEAL 4-N-1. Although the REVEAL 4-N-1 was originally designed with the landscaper in mind to prepare seed beds and ready the ground for laying sod, it was not long before the horse owners discovered it worked perfectly to keep their arenas in good condition, with a minimum of time and effort. It is suited to the arena and has the ability to dig the ground up or to firm it down so it is adaptable to whatever type ground condition your riding style requires. The REVEAL 4-N-1 is the only tool endorsed by the NBHA and the ANHA. Call 937/444-2609 for more information or find us at www.reveal4-n-1.com

Red River Arena’s “Buster” Arena Drag Our cowboys at Red River designed Buster for use in their own arenas and liked it so much that they decided to sell them! Buster is designed to plow and level your riding area with one pass. The adjustable S Tines will dig your arena to your desired depth and the rear tumbler breaks up dirt clods leaving your arena clean and smooth. Buster is available in 6’ or 8’ models. For more information call Red River Arena’s at 800-343-1026 or find them at www.redriverarenas.com

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South Alabama Championships ADALUSIA Alabama April 21-22, 2012

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osh* unsaddled his horse and looked for thick grass to stake him. The air was cool with a hint of moisture. He had been riding all day and had skirted a couple of Creek Indian hunting parties. He had been fortunate to ride quietly and undetected. He wasn’t afraid. He had traded with the Creeks before. When his horse turned his head and pricked up his ears Josh turned as well. Two Creek warriors rode out of the trees but seemed peaceful enough. Josh carefully removed the thong off his pistol, just in case. The horse blew through his nose and sidestepped. He

was glad to see another horse. Josh pulled him in front of him to use as a shield should he become a target. The Indians were hunters not warriors so, without letting his guard down, Josh relaxed a little. He had seen tracks when he crossed the Conecuh River so he had known they were in the area. The hunters stopped and signed they wanted nothing. As they moved off into the brush and out of sight Josh staked his horse and began to set up camp. He loaded his rifle, checked his pistol and built a fire. It would be a cool night with little sleep. Off in the distance Josh could hear the quiet rush of water over rocks in the Conecuh River. It was almost enough to lull him to sleep. He wasn’t far from Covington County, maybe four or five miles. Andalusia was a small community but he could get supplies there. Hopefully, the Creeks would leave him alone. He was anxious to get into the village and find other settlers. He had been traveling alone way too long. Andalusia lies in the southern part of Alabama, situated about 85 miles south of Montgomery, 125 miles northeast of Mobile and about 80 miles west of Dothan. It is the county seat of Covington County and with a population of 8,897, it is the largest city in that county. Andalusia was first settled in 1841 after flooding of the Conecuh River and the surrounding lowlands forced citizens to move to higher ground. The county seat was moved from Montezuma to Andalusia in 1844 and the town was incorporated in 1846. The word, Andalusia, is a combination of two Spanish words, ande, meaning “to walk,” and lutier, which means “easy.” Therefore, Andalusia means, “to walk easy” or a place where being is comfortable and easy. It was easier walking to and from Andalusia than it had been to Montezuma. Andalusia is located


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on the ridge and Indians had used the ridge path for centuries before the white man to travel south for salt. Being up on the highest point provided enjoyable breezes and was safe from the flooding lowlands, a comfortable place to be. Andalusia began its real growth with the introduction of railroad lines in 1899. Covington County was an agricultural and timber economy until the railroad opened up the area and provided markets for forest products, manufaturing and trading. Andalusia will roll out the red carpet to USTRC team ropers the weekend of April 21 and 22. If you have not made a note on your calendar now is the time to do so. With producer, Ed Allen and his crew, at the helm you can bet The Southern Alabama Championships will be a good user-friendly roping. Andalusia offers a quiet “welcome home” atmosphere to ropers and their families. Plan to delve into the history of Covington County when the roping finishes up each evening and you have a little time on your hands. For family activities, there is Kirkpatrick Park with walking trails, gardens, a small lake and picnic areas; Evans Barnes Golf Course, a nine hole course and, right across the street is Dream Park, with Dream Station a imaginative children’s play area, and more scenic walking trails. If your plan is to relax and unwind, the Southern Alabama Championships will be the roping to attend as the month of April wraps up. It can be a getaway weekend designed with some good team roping in mind. It will be worth the haul to make the Southern Alabama Championships your roping of choice. Don’t miss it. They will be waiting for you.


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Indiana Classic June 1-3, 2012 Henryville, Indiana Yankeetown Arena Dan Stewart 502-583-5502 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Quality Inn 812-752-2212 Hotel K Super 8 Motel 812-752-2122 Hotel K Hampton Inn 812-752-1999 Hotel K Schuler’s Family Restaurant 812-294-4777 Restaurant K Big D’s Bar BQ 812-294-3227 Restaurant K Ponderosa Steakhouse www.ponderosasteakhouses.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Roadhouse USA www.roadhouseusa.com Restaurant K Champions Pointe Golf Club www.championspointe.com Golf K Westwood Golf Course www.westwoodgolf.org Golf K Clark State Forest 812-294-4306 Entertainment K Country Lake Christian Retreat www.southeastchristian.org Entertainment K Giggles Comedy Club / lt’s Bar gigglescomedyclubs.com Entertainment K Hoosier Sports Bar Restaurant & Golf Course maps.google.com Entertainment K Howl At The Moon, Inc. www.howlatthemoon.com Entertainment K Scott County Heritage Center & Museum www.scottcountyheritagemuseum.org Entertainment K Kentucky Derby Museum www.derbymuseum.org Entertainment

Florida Panhandle Classic June 2-3, 2012 Marianna, Florida Jackson County Ag Center www.mariannaflorida.com Jx2 Productions and John Johnson 423-340-0640 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Holiday Inn Express 850-526-2900 Hotel K Quality Inn 850-526-5600 Hotel K Madison’s Warehouse Restaurant madisonswarehouse.com Restaurant K Ruby Tuesday www.rubytuesday.com Restaurant K Captain D’s Seafood www.captainds.com Restaurant K Old Mexico Restaurant 850-482-5552 Restaurant K El Sid’s Mexican Restaurants 850-482-5883 Restaurant K Indian Springs Golf Club www.indianspringsgolfcourse.net Entertainment K Florida Caverns Golf Course 850-482-4257 Entertainment K Florida Caverns State Park www.floridastateparks.org Entertainment K Florida Peanut Producers Association www.flpeanuts.com Entertainment

West Texas Championships June 8-10, 2012 San Angelo, Texas 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena www.sanangelotexas.org USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Ramada Inn Limited 325-653-8442 Hotel K La Quinta Inn and Conference Center www.lq.com Hotel K Motel 6 www.motel6.com Hotel K Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites www.hiexpress.com Hotel K San Angelo Inn www.hotelsanangelo.com Hotel K Zentner’s Daughter Steakhouse www.zentnersdaughter.com Restaurant K Western Sky Steak House westernskysteakhouse.org Restaurant K Don Oscars Mexican Restaurant www.donoscars.com Restaurant K Franco’s Cafe 325-653-8010, francoscafe.org Restaurant K Logan’s Roadhouse www.logansroadhouse.com Restaurant K Twin Mountain Steak House 325-949-4239 Restaurant K Henry’s Steakhouse 325-944-4323 Restaurant


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K Riverside Hills Golf Club 325-653-6130 K Bentwood Country Club www.bentwoodcc.com K College Hills Golf & Games 325-944-7654 K Railway Museum of San Angela www.samfa.org K Cinemark Tinseltown www.cinemark.com K Angelo Skate & Fun Center www.angelorink.com K Blaine’s Pub Co www.blainespub.com K Children’s Art Museum 325-659-4391

Golf Golf Golf Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment

Western Colorado Championships Grand Junction, Colorado www.visitgrandjunction.com Mesa County Fairgrounds www.mesacounty.us/fairgrounds Rope the Rockies / Jeff Smith / Ike & Mary Cox Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Comfort Inn 970-858-1333 Hotel K Quality Inn 970-245-7200 Hotel K West Gate Inn 1-800-453-9253 Hotel K Holiday Inn 970-243-6790 Hotel K Best Western Grand River Inn & Suites 970-434-3400 Hotel K Red Lobster Restaurants www.redlobster.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Texas Roadhouse www.texasroadhouse.com Restaurant K Rockslide Brewery www.pubcrawler.com Restaurant K Chipeta Golf Course LLC www.chipetagolf.com Golf K City of Grand Junction Golf Courses www.gjcity.org Golf K Western Colorado Center for the Arts www.gjartcenter.org Entertainment K Museum of Western Colorado www.museumofwesternco.com Entertainment K Mesa Theater & Club www.mesatheater.com Entertainment K Whiskey River www.whiskeyriver.biz Entertainment K Fast Eddy’s 970-241-7008 Entertainment

712-374-2728 K Casey’s Carry Out Pizza www.caseys.com K Water Fowl Cafe 712-387-3581 K Li’l Dickies Steak House 402-873-4863 K Flights End, Inc. www.flightsendinc.com K Wildwood Golf Course www.nebraskacity.com K Fremont Historical Society 712-374-3248 K GAR Hall Civil War Museum www.civilwarmuseumnc.org K Jan’s Bullpin LLC 712-374-4536 K Farragut Tavern 712-385-9598

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Iowa Championships June 15-17, 2012

Sidney, Iowa www.sidneyia.net

Sidney, Iowa Rodeo Grounds Produced by Jeff Smith 620-921-5903 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Apple Inn – Nebraska City, NB 800-659-4446 Hotel K Super 8 Motel – Nebraska City, NB 712-382-2828 Hotel K Country Inn – Shenandoah, NB 712-246-1550 Hotel K Whip’s Steakhouse

North Arkansas Classic June 15-17, 2012 Berryville, Arkansas Carroll County Fairgrounds 870-423-2658 Rope the Ozarks (Kevin Hall) Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Fairway Motor Inn www.fairwaymotorinn.com Hotel K Pizza Hut 870-423-2188, www.pizzahut.com Restaurant K Catfish Cabin – Eureka Springs, Ar. 479-253-7933 Restaurant K Carroll County Golf Course 870-423-3280 Golf K Cosmic Cavern 870-749-2298 Entertainment K Saunders Museum 870-423-2563 Entertainment K Gunman of Arkansas 870-423-1081 Entertainment K Berryville City Pool 870-423-4667 Entertainment

North Alabama Championships June 16-17, 2012 Rainsville, Alabama Ed Allen Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Best Western 256-638-1640 Hotel Don Ponchos Mexican Restaurant 256-638-3478 Restaurant Pizza Hut 256-678-7575 Restaurant Ryan’s 256-845-1783 Restaurant Rainsville Country Club 256-638-8846 Golf

West Coast Regional Finals June 22-24, 2012

Paso Robles, California www.prcity.com California Mid-State Fairgrounds Produced by USTRC www.ustrc.com Remember this is a USTRC Regional Finals Event. You do not have to be qualified to enter the West Coast Regional Preliminaries. Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Best Western-Black Oak Motor www.bestwesterncalifornia.com Hotel

K Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hotel www.hixpaso.com K Adelaide Inn www.adelaideinn.com Hotel K Big Bubba’s Bad BBQ www.bigbubbasbadbbq.com Restaurant K McPhee’s Grill www.mcphees.com Restaurant K McClintocks F Saloon & Dining House www.mclintocks.com Restaurant K Paso Robles Golf Club pasoroblesgolfclub.com Golf K Crooked Kilt www.thecrookedkilt.com Entertainment K Pine Street Saloon www.pinestreetsaloon.com Entertainment K The Ranch www.liveattheranch.com Entertainment K Paso Robles Childrens Museum www.pasokids.org623 Entertainment K Pioneer Museum www.pasoroblespioneermuseum.org Entertainment K Hearst Castle Historical Monument www.hearstcastle.org Entertainment K Lake Nacimiento Resort www.nacimientoresort.com Entertainment

Red Desert Classic June 23-24, 2012

Rock Springs, Wyoming www.rockspringswyoming.net Sweetwater County Events Center www.sweetwaterevents.com C&C Roping Productions 435-793-5035 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Motel 8 307-362-8200 Hotel K La Quinta Inn 307-362-1770 Hotel K Best Western Outlaw Inn 307-352-4850 Hotel K Motel 6 307-362-1850 Hotel K Econo Lodge 307-382-4217 Hotel K Bitter Creek Brewing www.bittercreekbrewing.com Restaurant K Santa Fe Southwest Grill www.santafetrailsouthwestgrill.com Restaurant K Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill www.applebees.com Restaurant K Coyote Creek Steak House & Saloon www.coyotecreekrs.com Restaurant K Rock Springs City Government Golf Course www.rswy.net Golf K Rock Springs Family Recreation Center www.rswy.net Golf K Rock Springs, Wyoming Historical Museum www.rswy.net Entertainment K Star Theatre 307-362-2101 Entertainment K Saddle Lite Saloon 307-362-8704 Entertainment K Sweetwater County Wyoming Museum www.sweetwatermuseum.org Entertainment K Rock Springs, Wyoming Historical Museum www.rswy.net Entertainment K Bomber’s Sports Bar 307-382-6400 Entertainment SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 41


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Lasso Del Norte June 21-24, 2012

Oklahoma Championships Las Vegas, New Mexico www.lasvegasnm.org

Santa Fe Trail Events Center Produced by Kenny and Marsha Zamora Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K El Camino Motel 505-425-5994 Hotel K Best Western Montezuma Inn Hotel 505-426-8000 K Days Inn 505-425-1967 Hotel K El Rialto Restaurant & Lounge 505-454-0037 Restaurant K Hillcrest Restaurant/Flamingo hillcrestnm.com Restaurant K K-Bobs Steakhouse 505-425-6322 Restaurant K Pino’s Family Restaurant www.pinosfamilyrestaurant.com Restaurant K El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant 505-425-3705 Restaurant K New Mexico Highlands Golf www.newmexicogolf.org Golf K New Mexico Highlands University www.nmhu.edu Entertainment K Las Vegas Museum www.lasvegasmuseum.org Entertainment K Pendaries RV Resort www.pendariesrvpark.com Entertainment K Kiva Theatre 505-454-0152 Entertainment K Byron T’s Saloon www.plazahotel-nm.com Entertainment

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Lazy E Arena Produced by USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Sleep Inn 405-260-1400 Hotel K Best Western Territorial Inn Hotel 405-282-8831 K Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant www.arbys.com Restaurant K Stables Cafe www.stablescafe.com Restaurant K Vallarta Mexican Restaurant 405-282-2202 Restaurant K Granny Had One 405-282-4482 Restaurant K Johnny’s Original Rib Shack 405-282-0031 Restaurant K Hastings Steakhouse www.hastingssteakhouse.com Restaurant K Cimarron National Golf Club www.cimarronnational.com Golf K Guthrie Golf & Country Club 405-282-1315 Golf K Beacon Drive-In Theatre www.beacondrive-in.com Entertainment K Oklahoma Sports Museum www.oklahomasportsmuseum.com Entertainment K Oklahoma Frontier Drug Store Museum www.drugmuseum.org Entertainment K Oklahoma Territorial Museum www.oklahomaterritorialmuseum.org Entertainment

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HEADERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Chad W. Masters ...........59 Colby L. Lovell...............48 Luke S. Brown III ..........45 Kaleb E. Driggers ..........40 Erich J. Rogers ..............33 Clay B. Tryan .................31 Bubba Buckaloo............26 Riley S. Minor ...............25 Wade K. Kreutzer ..........25 Clay O. Smith ................23

HEELERS 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Blake H. Hughes............20 David Key .....................19 David W. Motes .............19 Manny Egusquiza, Jr. .....19 Arky Rogers ..................19 Turtle B. Powell .............17 Quincy H. Kueckelhan....17 Calvin R. Brevik ............17 Keven Daniel .................16 Colby B. Siddoway.........15

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

Jade R. Corkill ...............62 Brad Culpepper .............46 Travis L. Graves .............40 Justin R. Price ...............40 Dakota Kirchenschlager ..35 Brady J. Minor ...............28 Russell W. Cardoza, Jr. ...27 Nick Rowland ................24 Cory Petska ...................21 Kory J. Koontz ...............20 Justin W. Davis ..............19 Cody W. Doescher..........19

Chad Masters

Jade Corkill

Born: Nashville, Tennessee Current Residence: Lipan, Texas

Born: Fallon, Nevada Current Residence: Fallon, Nevada

USTRC Major Accomplishments • 2011 – US Open Champion • 2011 – Priefert US Open Tour Reserve Champion • 2010 – US Open Champion • 2010 – US Open Tour Reserve Champion • 2009 – US Open Preliminary Champion • 2008 – 3rd US Open • 2002 – 5th US Open

USTRC Major Accomplishments • 2011 – US Open Champion • 2011 – Priefert US Open Tour Champion • 2010 – US Open Champion • 2010 – US Open Tour Champion • 2009 – Open Preliminary Champion • 2006 – 5th US Open Champion • 2004 – 2nd US Open Champion

PRCA Major Accomplishments • PRCA Career Earnings: $1,228,740 • 2007 PRCA World Champion • 8 NFR Qualifications • 1 NFR Average Title

Chad Masters

Quote “I’m thankful to have so many great ropings to go to and have a chance to enjoy them without it feeling like a job. There are still a lot of great ropings ahead of us this year and it looks like we will all have fun and a good chance to win more money.”

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Bucky L. Campbell.........19 Patrick A. Smith ............18 Hank Bounds .................18 Brandon J. Gonzales.......18 T.J. Watts .......................18 Monty Joe Petska...........15 Cole Davison .................15 Paul R. Eaves.................14 Ed A. Ruth .....................14 Joseph B. Harrison.........14 Tyler J. Getzwiller ..........14 Rich Skelton..................14

PRCA Major Accomplishments • Joined PRCA: 2006 • PRCA Career Earnings: $707,736 • 4 NFR Qualifications • 2006 PRCA Rookie of the Year (Heeler)

Jade Corkill

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Colorado Winter CHAMPIONSHIPS

$194,180 $129,885 $16,330 75.3%

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Ft. Lupton, Colorado finished in second and third place with heelers Chris Downey and Nelson. Kevin Jaeger from Nowell, South Dakota and Jason Furnival from Casper, Wyoming won the Average of the #12 Division. They were 32.78 seconds on four steers to secure $4,402, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Alex Schuman and Clem McNaney and third place was Emilio Vega and Francisco Vega. The second day of team roping at the Colorado Winter Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. Alex Schuman and Clem McNaney carried their winning way forward and were the champions of the roping. They won first place with a time of 30.79 second on four steers and received $3,371, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kyle Dailey and Tod Sheperd, both from Nebraska. They also won the Incentive Average. The third place finishers were Philip Charlton and Ryan Gieck. Kirk Yakel and Richard Lightcap were the Century Bonus champions. Richard Lightcap from Las Animas, Colorado was the star heeler of the #11 Division. He teamed up with headers Tina Godfrey also from Las Animas and Patrick Weaver from Fountain, Colorado to finish first and second place in the main Average. Godfrey and Lightcap won first and received $5,761,

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olorado is full of team ropers and on the weekend of February 10-12, 2012 the Western Event Complex in Denver, Colorado was the place to be. The Colorado Winter Championships produced by Rope the Rockies was in town and it was full of team roping activity. The event began with the Open Division. The Colorado team of Trice Watts from Eads and Justin Price from La Veta were the high team back. They ended up winning the roping with a time of 39.67 seconds on five steers. They were also the Incentive Average champions. Second place in the Average was Tyler Kaess and Josh Fillmore. Third place was Jay Tittel and Clayton VanAken. Brit Ellerman from Ft. Lupton, Colorado and Trey Yates from Pueblo, Colorado were second call back to the short round of the #15 Division. They were 7.17 seconds on their final steer and finished the roping with a five steer Average of 36.90 seconds to secure first place. They won $1,774, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Clayton VanAken and Marcus Banister and third place was Mark Morrison and Todd Wilson. The #13 champions were Emilio Vega from Ft. Lupton, Colorado and Tim Nelson from La Salle, Colorado. They were 42.02 seconds on five steers and won $3,016, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Tom Bornhoff from

Open Trice M. Watts (Eads, CO) / Justin R. Price (La Veta, CO), 39.67 on 5, $746

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FLEX EARNINGS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Colorado Winter Championships, Denver, CO From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Shawn D. Stapleton ..........Sublette, KS..............$2,000 Todd W. Chamberlain ........Silt, CO ....................$2,000 Tom Bornhoff ..................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$2,000 Adam E. Stegman ............Spearville, KS............$1,000 Alex J. Salazar ..................Littleton, CO ............$1,000 Brian K. Waugh ................Oakley, KS ................$1,000 Brian Kelly ......................Grand Island, NE ......$1,000 Bryce Stoltenberg ............Minatare, NE ............$1,000 Chris D. Downey ..............Berthoud, CO ............$1,000 Clayton E. VanAken ..........Descanso, CA ............$1,000 Dallas C. Kiker..................Red River, NM ..........$1,000 Derek C. Reeves ..............Boone, CO ................$1,000 Dirk Dietz ........................St. Paul, NE ..............$1,000 Dub Martin ......................Avondale, CO ............$1,000 Francisco Vega ..................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$1,000 J.J. Garcia ........................Manassa, CO ............$1,000 Jack L. Wright ..................Penrose, CO ..............$1,000 Jay D. Ellerman ................Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$1,000 Jay Tittel ..........................Pueblo, CO ..............$1,000 Jeff J. Cover ......................Ashby, NE ................$1,000 Jody York ..........................Greeley, CO ..............$1,000 Jon L. Hackel....................Ord, NE ....................$1,000 Justin B. Ungeheuer ..........Nunn, CO..................$1,000 Justin R. Price ..................La Veta, CO ..............$1,000 Kingston Chang................Wright, KS ................$1,000 Kurt W. Eacret ..................Byers, CO ................$1,000 Kyle A. Taylor ....................Manzanola, CO..........$1,000 Lance Allen ......................Orchard, CO..............$1,000 Marcus R. Banister............Brighton, CO ............$1,000 Mark Morrison..................Casper, WY................$1,000 Nick W. Becker..................Garden City, KS ........$1,000 Peyton Holliday ................Lincoln, NE ..............$1,000 Rusty Tooley ....................Dodge City, KS..........$1,000 Scott T. Laramore ..............Greeley, CO ..............$1,000 Steven Jobman ................Bayard, NE ..............$1,000 Todd Q. Holden ................Gillette, WY ..............$1,000 Todd Wilson......................Limon, CO ................$1,000 Trice M. Watts ..................Eads, CO ..................$1,000

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trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Weaver and Lightcap claimed second. The third place team was Kelly Chamberlain and Alex Salazar. Jody York and Scott Laramore, both from Greeley, Colorado, won the Incentive Average. The winners of the #10 Division came from the second call back position. Michael Schafer from Thornton, Colorado and Owen Dineen from Ft. Lupton, Colorado finished in first place with a time of 30.28 seconds on four steers. They won $6,008,

Richard L. Lightcap ..........Las Animas, CO ........$7,000 Trey D. Yates ....................Pueblo, CO ..............$7,000 Chris R. Beyer ..................Cheyenne, WY ..........$6,000 Kyle Daily ........................Tyron, NE..................$6,000 Tod Shepard ....................North Platte, NE........$6,000 Alex K. Schuman ..............Ft. Collins, CO ..........$4,000 Clay Keller ......................Ft. Collins, CO ..........$4,000 Clem M. McNaney ............Windsor, CO ..............$4,000 Emilio Vega ......................Fort Lupton, CO ........$4,000 Greg Dickey ....................Colorado Springs, CO $4,000 Jill K. Taylor ......................Manzanola, CO..........$4,000 Tim Nelson ......................La Salle, CO..............$4,000 Abel E. Esparza ................Well Fleet, NE ..........$3,000 Bob Freeman....................Arnett, OK ................$3,000 Brit J. Ellerman ................Fort Lupton, CO ........$3,000 Conor T. Dwyer..................Laramie, WY ............$3,000 Earl Tupps ........................Watkins, CO ..............$3,000 Fernando F. Gonzales ........Questa, NM ..............$3,000 Jason D. Furnival ..............Casper, WY................$3,000 Jeff Smith ........................Hutchinson, KS..........$3,000 John McCollum ................Montrose, CO ............$3,000 Jose E. Larranaga ............Santa Fe, NM ............$3,000 Jose Luis Garcia................Gypsum, CO..............$3,000 Justin R. Ruthruff ..............Brighton, CO ............$3,000 Kelly Chamberlain ............Rifle, CO ..................$3,000 Kevin M. Jaeger ................Nowell, SD................$3,000 Lucas R. Phillips ..............Selden, KS ................$3,000 Mario Almanza ................Gypsum, CO..............$3,000 Matt Kosorok....................Longmont, CO ..........$3,000 Michael W. Schafer............Thornton, CO ............$3,000 Mike D. Robson ................Strasburg, CO............$3,000 Owen B. Dineen ..............Ft. Lupton, CO ..........$3,000 Patrick A. Weaver ..............Fountain, CO ............$3,000 Philip Charlton ................North Platte, NE........$3,000 Ryan Gieck ......................York, NE ..................$3,000 Ryan Velgersdyk................Elizabeth, CO ............$3,000 Scott D. Musgrave ............Bingham, NE ............$3,000 Steve C. Parys ..................Rapid City, SD ..........$3,000 Tina R. Godfrey ................Las Animas, CO ........$3,000

#15 Handicap Brit J. Ellerman (Ft. Lupton, CO) / Trey D. Yates (Pueblo, CO), 36.90 on 5, $1,774 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#13 Handicap Emilio Vega (Ft. Lupton, CO) / Tim Nelson (La Salle, CO), 42.02 on 5, $3,016 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Kevin M. Jaeger (Nowell, SD) / Jason D. Furnival (Casper, WY), 32.78 on 4, $4,402 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Greg Dickey and Trey Yates and third place went to Bryce Stoltenberg and Kurt Eacret. The winners of the Incentive were Kelly and Todd Chamberlain. In the #9 Division Fernando Gonzales and Jose Larranaga, both from New Mexico, came out of the third call back position to win first place in the Average. The duo won $6,583, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was John McCollum and Steve Parys and third place was Jill and Kyle Taylor. The Incentive 54 / APRIL 2012

champions were Mike Robson and Justin Ruthruff. The final roping of the Colorado Winter Championships was the #8 Pick/Draw. Matt Kosorok from Longmont, Colorado and Earl Tupps from Watkins, Colorado were the champions of the roping. They won $4,464, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Abel Esparza and Lucas Phillips and third place went to Ryan Velgersdyk and Chris Beyer. With that the Colorado Winter Championships went into the history books and it was a great roping for the Rope the Rockies crew. n


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#10 Michael W. Schafer (Thornton, CO) / Owen B. Dineen (Ft. Lupton, CO), 30.28 on 4, $6,008 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Fernando F. Gonzales, Jr. (Questa, NM) / Jose E. Larranaga (Santa Fe, NM), 35.97 on 4, $6,583 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 PickDraw Matt Kosorok (Longmont, CO) / Earl Tupps (Watkins, CO), 23.15 on 3, $4,464 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Muddy River CLASSIC

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$265,800 $177,530 $12,670 71.6%

Open Brother Campbell (Franklin, TN) / Jay Holmes (Sarasota, FL), 56.60 on 5, $1,700

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emphis, Tennessee is the place for great food and outstanding music, but it is also known for some wonderful team roping. The Muddy River Classic and Jx2 Productions came to the Agricenter Showplace Arena on February 17-19, 2012 and so did team ropers from all over. The team roping action began with the Open Division. Brother Campbell from Franklin, Tennessee and Jay Holmes from Sarasota, Florida came from the second call back position to win the Average of the roping. Second place was Andy Baumeister and Shawn Turner. Baumeister and Turner also won the Incentive Average. Kevin Poteete from Center Ridge, Arkansas and Cooper Bruce partnered up to win the Average of the #15 Division. They were 30.55 seconds on five steers and won $2,070, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Austin Nettleship from Paris, Kentucky and George Eldridge from Wynne, Arkansas and third place was the team of Toby Hogan and Heath Williams. The Kentucky team of Dallas Shepherd and Bob Knudsen were the high team back and finished number one in the 58 / APRIL 2012

Average of the #13 Division with a time of 32.63 seconds on five steers. They won $3,940, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Gary Griswell and Knudsen and third place in the roping was David Betts and Jace McDaniel from Arkansas. Arkansas struck again in the #12 Division. Steve Hinson from Jonesboro and Adam Brown from Beebe were high team back and ultimately the winners of the Average. They won $4,740, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Brandon Hall and Daniel Edwards and third was the husband/wife team of Rhonda and Jay Holmes. Tyler and Travis Holland won the Incentive Average. The second day of team roping action at the Muddy River Classic in Memphis, Tennessee began with the Gold Plus Division. Lori Thone from Damascus, Arkansas and Adam Brown teamed up to win first place in the Average. They won $4,000, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ronnie Foshee and Eddie Cole and third place was Royce Cates and Ray Black. The team of Nikki and Daniel Edwards won the Incentive Average.


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#15 Handicap Kevin R. Poteete (Center Ridge, AR) / Cooper A. Bruce (Springer, OK), 41.47 on 5, $2,070 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Foshee continued his winning ways in the #11 Division. He teamed up with Matt Lister also from Arkansas and they finished first place in the Average. They were 34.19 seconds on four steers and won $5,870, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jarrod Russ Peterson and Ray Black, while third place went to Rodney Sing and Clayton Beavers. Peterson and Black also won the Incentive Average. Larry Wagner from New Paris, Indiana and Marc Fenton from Columbia, Missouri were the high team back in the #10 Division and ultimately the winners of the Average. They finished the roping with a time of 32.54 seconds on four steers and won $6,140, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kasey Chism and Ben Runyan and third place was Harold Ray Brown and Perry Patterson. The Incentive winners were Jerrod Griffith and Greg Steckel. The final day of team roping at the Muddy River Classic in Memphis, Tennessee began with the All Girl Division. The team of Savannah Warner

FLEX EARNINGS – Muddy River Classic – Memphis, TN From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Lucas C. McGee................Lexington, AL............$9,000 Daniel M. Edwards ..........Greers Ferry, AR ........$7,000 Adam R. Brown ................Beebe, AR ................$6,000 Jamie L. Nelms ................Elkmont, AL ..............$5,000 Steve Hinson ....................Jonesboro, AR............$5,000 Greg Steckel ....................Carrollton, IL ............$4,000 Jarrod R. Peterson ............Kirksey, KY................$4,000 Lori D. Thone ....................Damascus, AR ..........$4,000 Rodney L. Sing ................Branch, AR ..............$4,000 Royce L. Cates..................Huntington, AR ........$4,000 Wayne Pace......................Mount Hope, AL ........$4,000 Ben A. Runyon ................Tallula, IL..................$3,000 Bob Knudsen....................Lancaster, KY ............$3,000 Brandon Hall....................Jonesboro, AR............$3,000 Bubba W. Barlow ..............Cleveland, MS ..........$3,000 Clayton J. Beavers ............Dardanelle, AR..........$3,000 Cooper A. Bruce ..............Springer, OK ............$3,000 Dallas Shepherd ..............Sturgis, KY................$3,000 Daniel Dorris....................Harviell, MO..............$3,000 Eddie Cole ......................Branch, AR ..............$3,000 Glenn T. Pigue ..................Primm Springs, TN ....$3,000 Harold Ray Brown ............Jerusalem, AR ..........$3,000 Harve Reynolds ................Ellsinore, MO ............$3,000 Jared R. Hall ....................Bee Branch, AR ........$3,000 Jason G. Nichols................Brentwood, TN ..........$3,000 Jeff R. Souza ....................Havana, AR ..............$3,000 Jon-Luke T. Wilson ............Monterey, TN ............$3,000 Justin D. Myers ................Philadelphia, MS ......$3,000 Kasey K. Chism ................Marshall, MO ............$3,000 Kelton L. Tynes..................Poplarville, MS ..........$3,000 Kevin R. Poteete ..............Center Ridge, AR ......$3,000 Lanny Wagner ..................New Paris, IN ............$3,000 Levi Wilson ......................Monterey, TN ............$3,000 Marc Fenton ....................Columbia, MO ..........$3,000 Matt K. Lister ..................Mansfield, AR............$3,000 Mike McDonald ................Tuscumbia, AL ..........$3,000 Nick Gonzales ..................Carriere, MS..............$3,000 Nikki Edwards ..................Greers Ferry, AR ........$3,000 Perry A. Patterson ............Greenbrier, AR ..........$3,000 Pineapple Figgeroa ..........Gleason, TN ..............$3,000 Ray Black ........................Clarksville, AR ..........$3,000 Ronnie Foshee..................Russellville, AR..........$3,000 Russel Howard ................Bradford, AR ............$3,000 Thomas Royals ................Lumberton, MS ........$3,000

Travis Holland ..................Damascus, AR ..........$3,000 Travis Polk........................Arrington, TN ............$3,000 Kenny R. Brown ..............Keedysville, MD ........$2,000 Nick C. Spry ....................Dyersburg, TN............$2,000 Paula M. Knudsen ............Lancaster, KY ............$2,000 Sonny L. Gould ................Moscow, TN ..............$2,000 Toby G. Hogan..................Ozark, AR ................$2,000 Tyler Holland ....................Mount Veron, AR........$2,000 Alan B. Hale ....................Doniphan, MO ..........$1,000 Andy D. Baumeister ..........Goldthwaite, TX ........$1,000 Austin W. Nettleship ..........Paris, KY ..................$1,000 Bill F. Ferrell ....................Sikeston, MO ............$1,000 Bryan Wood......................Pontotoc, MS ............$1,000 Cash Carter ......................Heavener, OK ............$1,000 Cole Walker ......................Sparta, TN ................$1,000 Darrell J. Tatum ................Ripley, MS ................$1,000 David E. Betts ..................Jonesboro, AR............$1,000 Ethan Tays........................Crossville, TN ............$1,000 Garrett D. Mooney ............Ozark, AR ................$1,000 Gary F. Griswell ................Savannah, TN ............$1,000 George Eldridge ..............Wynne, AR................$1,000 Harold Mayes ..................Moulton, AL ..............$1,000 Heath A. Williams ............Hartman, AR ............$1,000 Heath R. Sanders..............Leachville, AR ..........$1,000 Jace B. McDaniel ..............Jonesboro, AR............$1,000 Jason K. Jarrell..................Columbia, TN ............$1,000 Jay G. Hale ......................West Plains, MO ........$1,000 Jay Holmes ......................Sarasota, FL..............$1,000 Jerrod L. Griffith ..............Hartman, AR ............$1,000 John A. Johnson ................Piney Flats, TN ..........$1,000 Josh D. Carr......................Brookland, AR ..........$1,000 Marshall F. Hall ................Franklin, KY ..............$1,000 Matt M. Mason ................Morganfield, KY ........$1,000 Mike Sibley ......................Denham Springs, LA..$1,000 Perry Sing ........................Oden, AR..................$1,000 Rhonda Holmes................Sarasota, FL..............$1,000 Rocky Mayes ....................Moulton, AL ..............$1,000 Ross R. Mitchell................Bolivar, TN ................$1,000 Russell C. Kreider ............Harrodsburg, KY........$1,000 Shawn B. Turner................Goldthwaite, TX ........$1,000 T.R. Tibbs..........................Poplar Bluff, MO........$1,000 Taylor Morgan ..................Trumann, AR ............$1,000 Wesley B. Poole ................New Concord, KY ......$1,000

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#13 Handicap Dallas Shepherd (Sturgis, KY) / Bob Knudsen (Lancaster, KY), 32.63 on 5, $3,940 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Steve Hinson (Jonesboro, AR) / Adam R. Brown (Beebe, AR), 29.49 on 4, $4,740 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

and Danielle Roper teamed up to win first place in the Average with a time of 27.12 seconds on three steers. Second place was Paula Knudesen and Kathy Simpson and third place was Blondie Bogner and Jennifer Pigue. Alabama took the top honors in the #9 Division as the team of Lucas McGee and Wayne Pace won first place in the Average. They were 32.05 seconds on four and won $6,600, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the main Average was Jason Nichols and Jamie Nelms, while third place went to Glenn Pigue and Travis Polk. 60 / APRIL 2012

McGee, from Lexington, Alabama, partnered with Kelton Tynes from Poplarville, Mississippi came from the tenth call back position to win the Average of the #8 Pick/Draw. They were 29.60 seconds on three steers and won $4,890, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Russel Howard and Cody Burrows and the third place team was Levi Wilson and Jon Luke T. Wilson. The Muddy River Classic came to a close and it was a huge success. Team ropers from all over attended the event and many pocketed some great cash and loaded up on wonderful prizes. n


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#11 Ronnie W. Foshee (Russellville, AR) / Matt K. Lister (Mansfield, AR), 34.19 on 4, $5,870 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Lanny Wagner (New Paris, IN) / Marc Fenton (Columbia, MO), 32.54 on 4, $6,140 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Lucas C. McGee (Lexington, AL) / Wayne Pace (Mount Hope, AL), 32.05 on 4, $6,600 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 PickDraw Lucas C. McGee (Lexington, AL) / Kelton L. Tynes (Poplarville, MS), 29.60 on 3, $4,890 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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East Texas CHAMPIONSHIPS

$261,520 $172,834 $17,989 73%

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ast Texas is a hotbed of team ropers and on the weekend of February 17-19, 2012 they gathered at the Henderson County Fair Park in Athens, Texas. Team ropers from all walks of life came to try their hand at some USTRC style team roping. The event began with the Open Division and some of the best in the team roping business were there to compete. Colby Lovell from Madisonville, Texas teamed up with Kory Koontz from Sudan, Texas to win first place in the Average. They won $3,326, trophy Gist spurs and ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place was the team of Clay Smith from Broken Bow, Oklahoma and Kollin VonAhn from Durant, Oklahoma. The third place team was Lovell and Russell Cardoza. Justin Parish and Wesley Thorp won the Incentive Average. Marcus Becerra from Alvarado, Texas and Clay Schneider from Thorndale, Texas teamed up to win the Average of the #15 Division. They were 37.93 seconds and took home $2,660, trophy Gist Spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Robert Pixley and John Hight and third place went to

Shane Sample and Tyler Sieber. Steve Taylor from Gonzales, Texas and partner Troll Tettenhorst from Jacksonville, Texas were the fifth call back to the short round of the #13 Division. They were 7.81 seconds on their final steer and finished the roping with a time of 40.07 seconds on five steers. That time held on to give them first place in the Average. They won $4,690, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was the team of Brandon Sewell from Santa Fe, Texas and Paul Hopkins from Dickinson, Texas. The third place team was Jonathan Peck and Trey Carter. The #12 Division was the final roping of the day. The team of Monte Jack Starnes and Ty Arnold both from Midway, Texas were second call to the short round. They were 8.53 seconds on their final steer and finished the roping with a time of 32.13 seconds on four steers. When it was all said and done they finished in first place. They won $4,966, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Brett Stuart and Kolby Miller and third place was Trent Tatom and Coleby Payne. The Incentive champions were Randy Lee

Open Colby L. Lovell (Madisonville, TX) / Kory J. Koontz (Sudan, TX), 29.80 on 5, $3,326

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#15 Handicap Marcus L. Becerra (Alvarado, TX) / Clay Schneider (Thorndale, TX), 37.93 on 5, $3,548 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Brendan C. Hopkins ..........Corsicana, TX ............$4,000 Hunter W. Smith ..............Bivins, TX..................$4,000 Robert R. Gideon ..............Grand Saline, TX........$4,000 Shawn Branscum..............Bellville, TX ..............$4,000 Todd Burnett ....................Charlotte, TX ............$4,000 Adam D. Kirkland ............Tool, TX ....................$3,000 Andrew M. Hill ................Corsicana, TX ............$3,000 Brad Glenn ......................Sulphur Springs, TX....$3,000 Cagney Anderson..............Emory, TX..................$3,000 Chandler M. Calvin ..........Cooper, TX ................$3,000 Chris Lobban....................Waxahachie, TX ........$3,000 Chris Maddox ..................Waxahachie, TX ........$3,000 Clay Schneider ................Thorndale, TX ............$3,000 Cody D. Baker ..................Livingston, TX............$3,000 Coleby C Payne ................Kemp, TX ..................$3,000 Coy Brittain......................Rockwall, TX..............$3,000 David Hammit..................Madisonville, TX ........$3,000 David Whitlock..................Bells, TX....................$3,000 Jahew N. Thorp ................Throckmorton, TX ......$3,000 Jason Jones ......................Alba, TX ....................$3,000 John L. Jones....................Henderson, TX ..........$3,000 John W. Rozner ................Temple, TX ................$3,000 Josh L. Russum ................Savoy, TX ..................$3,000 Keith Ragland ..................Wills Point, TX ..........$3,000 Kirby L. Hill......................Corsicana, TX ............$3,000 Lloyd W. South..................Palo Pinto, TX ............$3,000 Marcus L. Becerra ............Alvarado, TX ..............$3,000 Mark D. Manning..............Normangee, TX..........$3,000 Matt Reid ........................Van, TX ....................$3,000 Michael Goodman ............Canton, TX ................$3,000 Mike D. Carlson ................Holland, TX ..............$3,000 Mike G. Carrell ................Longview, TX ............$3,000 Monte Jack Starns ............Midway, TX................$3,000 Richard A. Butcher............Ben Wheeler, TX ........$3,000 Richard R. Chaves ............Combine, TX..............$3,000 Robbie D. Wilson ..............Groveton, TX ............$3,000 Sam A. Massey ................Wills Point, TX ..........$3,000 Sloan Kuehl......................Mart, TX....................$3,000 Stephen Russell................Longview, TX ............$3,000 Steve A. Taylor ..................Gonzales, TX..............$3,000 Steve D. York ....................Crowley, TX ..............$3,000 Troll H. Tettenhorst ............Jacksonville, TX ..........$3,000

Ty Arnold ........................Midway, TX................$3,000 Vic A. Kirkland..................Tool, TX ....................$3,000 Brett K. Stuart..................Bridgeport, TX ..........$2,000 Brian Hutchings................Ivanhoe, TX ..............$2,000 Cole Wheeler ....................Flint, TX ....................$2,000 John D. Hight....................Carthage, TX ............$2,000 John D. Nichols ................Trenton, TX................$2,000 Lane Walker ....................Bonham, TX ..............$2,000 Steven A. Blain ................Ravenna, TX ..............$2,000 Trent M. Tatom..................Whitehouse, TX..........$2,000 Wesley J. Thorp ................Throckmorton, TX ......$2,000 Alan J. Reynolds................Sawyer, OK ..............$1,000 Billie Bray ........................Granbury, TX..............$1,000 Blake Wheeler ..................Flint, TX ....................$1,000 Bodee Gist ......................Purdon, TX ................$1,000 Brandon S. Sewell ............Santa Fe, TX ..............$1,000 Chase R. Stanley ..............Rusk, TX....................$1,000 Cody Lane Kyle ................Crockett, TX ..............$1,000 Colter B. Seaman ............Liberty Hill, TX ..........$1,000 Colton A. Scott ................Soper, OK ................$1,000 Connor S. Hewitt ..............Gilmer, TX ................$1,000 Dwight K. Cessna ............Caddo Mills, TX..........$1,000 Houston Jinks ..................Terrell, TX..................$1,000 Jimmie N. Hutson ............Diboll, TX ..................$1,000 Joel Charchio....................Haughton, LA............$1,000 Jonathan L. Peck ..............Cat Spring, TX ..........$1,000 Justin Parish ....................Mineral Wells, TX........$1,000 Kolby R. Miller..................Alba, TX ....................$1,000 Matt Murphy ....................Livingston, TX............$1,000 Paden Bray ......................Granbury, TX..............$1,000 Paul W. Hopkins ................Dickinson, TX ............$1,000 Randy L. Adams ..............Bossier City, LA ........$1,000 Robert W. Pixley................Livingston, TX............$1,000 Ross Turner ......................Idabel, OK ................$1,000 Ryon S. Kelton ................Atlanta, TX ................$1,000 Shane Sample ..................Longview, TX ............$1,000 Sissy L. Rieken ................Arp, TX......................$1,000 Thomas Sinclair ................Pineville, LA..............$1,000 Todd Jaggers ....................Mount Vernon, TX ......$1,000 Trey Carter ......................Pasadena, TX ............$1,000 Tyler L. Sieber ..................Whitehouse, TX..........$1,000 Wes J. Chandler ................Garrison, TX ..............$1,000

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Adams and Joel Charchio. Sloan Kuehl from Mart, Texas and partner Cody Baker from Livingston, Texas teamed up to win the Average of the #12 Gold Plus Division. They were 35.07 seconds on four steers and won $3,050, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was the team of Kirby Hill from Corsicana, Texas and Jahew Thorp from Throckmorton, Texas. The third place team was Mike Carrell and Lloyd South. Kevin Blackwell and Mark Manning won the Incentive Average. Robert Gideon from Grand Saline, Texas and Sam Massey from Wills Point, Texas came from the second call back position to win the Average of the #11 Division. They were 30.87 seconds on four steers and won $6,090, trophy Martin Saddles and $6,000

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#13 Steve A. Taylor (Gonzales, TX) / Troll H. Tettenhorst (Jacksonville, TX), 40.07 on 5, $4,690 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Monte Jack Starns (Midway, TX) / Ty Arnold (Midway, TX), 32.13 on 4, $4,966 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Hunter Smith and Brendan Hopkins and third place went to the team of Connor Hewitt and Todd Jaggers. Dustin Jackson from Mabank, Texas and Thomas Sinclair from Pineville, Louisiana won the Incentive Average. The fourth call back team of Keith Ragland from Wills Point, Texas and Jason Jones from Alba, Texas ended up winning the Average of the #10 Division. The team posted a time of 35.96 seconds on four steers and won $7,770, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Shawn Branscum and Todd Burnett. The team also won the Incentive Average. John Nichols finished in third and fourth place in the Average with partners Lane Walker and Steven Blain. The final day of competition at the East Texas Championships in Athens, Texas began with the #9 Division. Richard Chaves from Combine, Texas and Coy Brittain from 64 / APRIL 2012

Rockwall, Texas were fourth call back to the short round, and after a run of 7.15 seconds in the short round they took the lead of the roping with a time of 36.41 seconds on four steers. In the lead is where they would finish. They won $8,710, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Johnny Jones from Mineola, Texas and Matt Reid from Van, Texas. The third place team was Richard Butcher and Michael Goodman. The team of Cagney Anderson and Chandler Calvin won the Incentive Average. The #8 Pick/Draw was an exciting conclusion to the East Texas Championships. Chris Maddox and Chris Lobban both from Waxahachie, Texas came from the fourth call back position to win the Average. They were 28.47 seconds on three steers and won $5,260, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Mike Carlson and John Rozner and third place went to Steve York and Andrew Hill. n


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#10 Keith Ragland (Wills Point, TX) / Jason Jones (Alba, TX), 35.96 on 4, $7,770 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Pick Draw Chris Maddox (Waxahachie, TX) / Chris Lobban (Waxahachie, TX), 28.47 on 3, $5,260 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each #9 Richard R. Chaves (Combine, TX) / Coy Brittain (Rockwall, TX), 36.41 on 4, $8,710 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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he Hawaii Championships has been going on for a long time on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Islandâ&#x20AC;? of Hawaii. The USTRC event has historically been produced by Zanga Schutte, but this year Brian Anderson took the reins and hosted the event at the Anderson Indoor Arena in Waimea, Hawaii. The event kept its historic dates and took place over Presidents Day Weekend on February 17-20, 2012. Things got into gear with the Open Division. The father/son team of Tom and Wyatt Eirikson from Alberta, Canada took first place in the Average and the Incentive Average. They were 47.01 seconds on five steers and won first place. Second place went to Ken Miranda and Zanga Schutte and third place was Cody Bray and Frankie Martinez from California. Kalai Nobriga and Gilbert Smith both from Kealakekua, Hawaii came from the second call back position to win the Average of the #15 Division with a time of 47.84 seconds on five steers. They won $1,004, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Doug and Cody Parker and third was Nobriga and Cody Parker. Ryan Parker from Williams, California and Bronson Branco from Kamuela, Hawaii teamed up to win the Average of the #13 Division. They were 49.70 seconds on five steers and took home $1,368, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Andrew Wong and Wyatt Eirikson and third was Ken Cook and Cody Parker.

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FLEX EARNINGS – Hawaii Championships – Kamuela, HI From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Rex K. Kamakana ............Kaunakakai, HI ........$9,000 Wyatt Eirikson ..................Okotoks, AB..............$9,000 Billy Wong........................Kapaau, HI ..............$7,000 Michael Patrick Kamakana Kaunakakai, HI ........$7,000 Ty M.A. Kauai ..................Kamuela, HI..............$7,000 Alvin H. Kawamoto ..........Hawaii, HI ................$6,000 Bob Nilmeyer ..................San Martin, CA..........$6,000 Bronson B. Branco............Kamuela, HI..............$6,000 Matthew Loando ..............Kailua Kona, HI ........$6,000 Brian Anderson ................Kamuela, HI..............$5,000 Cody D. Parker ................Weatherford, OK........$5,000 Tom W. Eirikson ................Okotoks, AB..............$4,000 Freddy Rice ......................Kamuela, HI..............$4,000 George M. Purdy ..............Kamuela, HI..............$4,000 Kalai Nobriga ..................Kealakekua, HI..........$4,000 Ryan E. Parker ................Williams, CA ............$4,000 Albert K. Duarte ..............Holualoa, HI..............$3,000 Aletha L. Barkley ..............Kamuela, HI..............$3,000 Chris J. Awa......................Holualoa, HI..............$3,000 Gilbert A. Smith................Kealakekua, HI..........$3,000 Jose L. Rincon ..................Kamuela, HI..............$3,000 Ken M. Cook ....................Willows, CA ..............$3,000

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Freddy Rice and Zanga Schutte both from Kamuela, Hawaii came from the fourth call back position to win the Average of the Gold Plus Division on Saturday morning. They were 41.84 seconds on four steers and won $1,552, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Alvin Kawamoto and Aletha Barkley and third place was George Purdy and Schutte. Brian Anderson and Billy Wong teamed up to win the Incentive Average. In the #12 Division, Kawamoto from Hawi, Hawaii teamed up with Schutte to win the Average of the #12 Division. They were 33.99 seconds on four steers and won $1,732, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Jason Hughes from Bridgeport, Texas and Billy Wong from Kapaau, Hawaii. The third place team was Ryan Parker and Bronson Branco. Freddy Rice and Cody Parker won the Incentive Average. Sunday morning began with the #11 Division. Chris Awa from Holuakoa, Hawaii and Michael Patrick Kamakana from Kaunakakai, Hawaii finished in first place with a time of 34.89 seconds on four steers. They won $2,390, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Vicky Benedetti and Schutte and third place was the team of Wesley Moss and Railen Ching. Aki Smith and Jr Henriques won the Incentive Average. Rex Kamakana and Michael Patrick Kamakana ended up winning first place in the Average of the #10 Division with a time of 42.56 seconds on four steers. The team came from sixth high back to win $3,036, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Kiana Uechiwon and Bronson Branco and third place was Aki Smith and Allen Gomes. The Incentive winners were Macey and Keola Loando. The final day of competition at the Hawaii Championships

Ken Miranda ....................Honokaa, HI..............$3,000 Macey K. Loando..............Kailua Kona, HI ........$3,000 Peter L. Rincon ................Kamuela, HI..............$3,000 Shawn Turner....................Orangeville, ON ........$3,000 Vicky S. Benedetti ............Willows, CA ..............$3,000 Aki Smith ........................Holualoa, HI..............$2,000 Jason C. Hughes ..............Bridgeport, TX ..........$2,000 Keola Loando ..................Kailua Kona, HI ........$2,000 Sonny Boy W. Moranda ....Kamuela, HI..............$2,000 Wesley H. Moss ................Paradise, TX ..............$2,000 Allen Gomes ....................Kailua Kona, HI ........$1,000 Andrew P. Kauai ..............Kamuela, HI..............$1,000 Andrew Wong ..................Weatherford, TX ........$1,000 Aukai K. Rawlins ..............Hilo, HI ....................$1,000 Chris T.S. Wong ................Kapaau, HI ..............$1,000 Doug E. Parker ................Williams, CA ............$1,000 Jr. G. Henriques ................Captain Hook, HI ......$1,000 Kiana L. UechiWon ..........Aiea, HI ....................$1,000 Railen Ching ....................Kapaau, HI ..............$1,000 Roger D. Kaiwi Machen ....Captain Cook, HI ......$1,000 Sam K. Auld ....................Kealakekua, HI..........$1,000

#15 Handicap Kalai Nobriga (Kealakekua, HI) / Gilbert A. Smith (Kealakekua, HI), 47.84 on 5, $1,004 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Ryan E. Parker (Williams, CA) / Bronson Branco (Kamuela, HI), 49.70 on 5, $1,368 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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began with the #9 Division. They team of Wyatt Eirikson and Ty Kauai partnered up to win the Average with a time of 38.95 seconds on four steers. The win earned them $3,187, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. They also won the Incentive Average. The second place finishers were Aukai Rawlins and Keola Loando and third place went to Macey Loando and Sam Auld. Peter Rincon and Matthew Loando were the high team back in the #8 Pick/Draw. They made a clean run on their final steer and won the Average with a time of 26.01 seconds on three steers. The win earned them $2,737, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the father/son team of Rex Kamakana and Rex Kamakana Sr. Third place went to Macey and Matthew Loando. n

#12 Alvin H. Kawamoto (Hawi, HI) / Zanga Schutte (Kamuela, HI), 33.99 on 4, $1,763 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Chris Awa (Holualoa, HI) / Michael Patrick Kamakana (Kaunakakai, HI), 34.89 on 4, $2,390 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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South Texas CHAMPIONSHIPS

$310,620 $206,408 $17,993 72.2%

Open Clay B. Tryan (Lipan, TX) / Travis L. Graves (Morgan Mill, TX), 35.94 on 5, $3,498

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eam ropers converged on the Bryan/College Station area of Texas for the South Texas Championships. The event, held at the Brazos County Expo Complex and produced by the USTRC, kicked into gear on March 2 and concluded on March 4, 2012. The roping action began with the Open Division. Clay Tryan from Lipan, Texas and Travis Graves from Morgan Mill, Texas were the high team back to the short round. They made a solid run of 6.90 seconds on their final steer and finished the roping with a time of 35.94 seconds on five steers. The win gave them $3,498, trophy Gist spurs and ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place in the roping was Chris Lawson and Arles Pearce both from Hempstead, Texas. Kevin Daniel from Stephenville, Texas and Jade Corkill from Lipan, Texas finished in third place. Shane Sample from Longview, Texas and Wesley Thorp from Throckmorton, Texas won the Incentive Average. John Paul Lucero from College Station, Texas was the star heeler of the #15 Division. He qualified to the short round in 72 / APRIL 2012

the first and second call back position. When it was all said and done he finished in first place with header Tommy Davis from Madisonville, Texas and second place with draw partner Bobby Doyle from Leesville, Louisiana. Davis and Lucero finished the roping with a time of 41.27 seconds and won $5,302, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place in the roping went to Robert Reed of Caldwell, Idaho and Kaleb Driggers from Albany, Georgia. Haley Kolle from Cuero, Texas and Conly Donnell from Bryan, Texas were the third call back to the short round of the #13 Division. They were 8.67 seconds on their short round steer and that put them in the lead of the roping with a time of 43.67 seconds on four steers. After the next two teams roped, Kolle and Donnell were still in the lead. They won $5,796, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Sloan Kuehl from Mart, Texas and Justin Briggs from Lott, Texas, and third was the team of Colt Weeks and Cody Mauricio. The final roping of the day was the #12 Division. The


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FLEX EARNINGS – South Texas Championships – Bryan, TX From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Lance N. Crump............Campbell, TX ................$9,000 Ron J. Goodwin ............Peaster, TX ....................$9,000 Blaire Matthews............Bryan, TX......................$6,000 Mike Manore ................Montgomery, TX ............$6,000 Sloan Kuehl..................Mart, TX........................$6,000 Mike G. Carrell..............Longview, TX ................$5,000 Brett K. Stuart ..............Bridgeport, TX ..............$4,000 Bubba Vandver..............Cleveland, TX ................$4,000 Coleby C. Payne............Kemp, TX ......................$4,000 Kenny VanPelt ..............Greenville, PA ..............$4,000 Wesley .J Thorp ............Throckmorton, TX ..........$4,000 Brady Burns ................Sutherland Springs, TX ..$3,000 Brendan Hermes ..........Fritch, TX ......................$3,000 Cagney Anderson ..........Emory, TX ....................$3,000 Carlos E. Hernandez......Tomball, TX ..................$3,000 Clyde E. Ridge ..............Wortham, TX ................$3,000 Coby S. Sonnier ............Boling, TX ....................$3,000 Conly Donnell ..............Bryan, TX......................$3,000 Denton K. Halford ........Stephenville, TX ............$3,000 Dillion Peters ................Rogers, TX ....................$3,000 Haley L. Kolle ..............Cuero, TX ......................$3,000 Hootie Cornett ..............Bryan, TX......................$3,000 J. Munoz ......................Pearland, TX..................$3,000 Jason Due ....................Groveton, TX ................$3,000 Joe Rittenbaugh ............Mount Calm, TX ............$3,000 John Paul Lucero ..........College Station, TX ........$3,000 Johnnie Philipp ............Washington, TX ............$3,000 Jonathan L. Peck ..........Cat Spring, TX ..............$3,000 Justin C. Concilio ..........Grapeland, TX ..............$3,000 Justin C. Vallejo ............Austin, TX ....................$3,000 Justin E. Briggs ............Lott, TX ........................$3,000 Kenneth W. Foy ............Hempstead, TX..............$3,000 Kyler Spell....................Silsbee, TX ....................$3,000 Matthew Anguiano........Kyle, TX ........................$3,000 Pervis Young ................Carthage, TX ................$3,000 Rodney Spell ................Silsbee, TX ....................$3,000 Rusty W. Barnett ..........Huntsville, TX ................$3,000 Steven Lee Sanders ......Mt. Enterprise, TX ..........$3,000 Tommy V. Davis ............Madisonville, TX ............$3,000 Tony Emerson ..............Rusk, TX ......................$3,000 Tracy J. Estep ................Bellville, TX ..................$3,000 W.R. Baker ..................Livingston, TX ..............$3,000 Wayland Sanders ..........Henderson, TX ..............$3,000 Wesley Roden ..............Apple Springs, TX ..........$3,000 Will Fussell ..................Kirbyville, TX ................$3,000 Clay B. Sieber ..............Troup, TX ......................$2,000 Cody L. Mauricio ..........Needville, TX ................$2,000 Shane Sample ..............Longview, TX ................$2,000

$6,634, trophy Martin saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Payne also won the Incentive Average with partner Brett Stuart from Bridgeport, Texas. Second place in the main Average was Jonathan Peck and Tracy Estep and third was Eric Scott and Bradley Wells. Brett Stuart and Ron Goodwin from Peaster, Texas were the fourth call back team to the short round in the #10 Division. They finished the roping in first place with a time of 34.03 seconds on four steers. The win gave them $8,158, trophy Martin saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Hootie Cornett and Blaine Matthews and third place was Jason Due and W.R. Baker. The Incentive winners of the roping were Cheyenne Jinks from Terrell, Texas and Brendan Hopkins from Corsicana, Texas. The final day of team roping action at the South Texas Championships began with the #9 Division. Kenneth Foy from Hempstead, Texas and Coby Sonnier from Boling, Texas won the Average with a time of 34.24 seconds on four steers. The

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Average win went to Brady Burns from Sutherland Springs, Texas and Rusty Barnett from Huntsville, Texas. They won the roping with a time of 30.17 seconds on four steers. The win gave them $6,198, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Denton Halford from Stephenville, Texas and Wesley Thorp. They were 32.57 seconds on four steers and won $4,132 in cash money. Third place was the team of Stacy Kropik and Cody Mauricio. The Incentive winners of the roping were Conner Hewitt and Clay Sieber. Johnnie Philipp from Washington, Texas and Blaine Matthews from Bryan, Texas qualified to the short round of the Gold Plus Division in fifth. They knew they could win a paycheck, but they had their sights set on first place. After a run of 7.61 seconds on their final steer they were in the lead of the roping with a total time of 37.63 seconds on four steers. The next four teams did not oust them from the lead and they won the Average. Philipp and Matthews took home $3,318, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to the high team back of Sloan Kuehl and Brendan Hermes and third place was Mike Manore and Ron Goodwin. Tony Emerson from Rusk, Texas and Justin Concilio from Grapeland, Texas won the Incentive Average. They received $1,422, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Mike Carrell from Longview, Texas and Coleby Payne from Kemp, Texas came from the fourth call back position of the #11 Division to win the Average. They were 30.62 seconds and won

Blake Wheeler ..............Flint, TX........................$1,000 Bobby R. Doyle ............Leesville, LA ................$1,000 Bradley Wells ................New Caney, TX ..............$1,000 Brendan C. Hopkins ......Corsicana, TX ................$1,000 Buddy Green ................Bridgeport, TX ..............$1,000 Buddy H. Reed ............Lorena, TX ....................$1,000 Chance Savage ............Midway, TX ..................$1,000 Charles Lee Henry ........Waller, TX......................$1,000 Cheyenne Jinks ............Terrell, TX ....................$1,000 Cody D. Baker ..............Livingston, TX ..............$1,000 Cody Lane Kyle ............Crockett, TX ..................$1,000 Colt Weeks....................Premont, TX..................$1,000 Connor S. Hewitt ..........Gilmer, TX ....................$1,000 Curtis W. Deagen ..........Ennis, TX ......................$1,000 Dale W. Detten..............Paige, TX ......................$1,000 David Hammit ..............Madisonville, TX ............$1,000 Doug Burdette..............Crockett, TX ..................$1,000 Eric Scott......................Huntsville, TX ................$1,000 Ethan Cory ..................Hico, TX ........................$1,000 Garett R. Chick ............Salado, TX ....................$1,000 Hank Courtney..............Tolar, TX........................$1,000 Hunter W. Smith............Bivins, TX......................$1,000 Jahew N. Thorp..............Throckmorton, TX ..........$1,000 Jason D. Jurcik ..............Ennis, TX ......................$1,000 Javier E. Munoz ............San Ygnacio, TX ............$1,000 Jesse C. Jolly ................Agate, CO ....................$1,000 Jim R. Butler ................Decatur, TX ..................$1,000 Justin V. Davis ..............Madisonville, TX ............$1,000 Kaleb E. Driggers..........Albany, GA....................$1,000 Kevin L. Archer ............Orchard, TX ..................$1,000 Mark D. Manning ..........Normangee, TX ............$1,000 Marty Johnson ..............Huntsville, TX ................$1,000 Matt Schneider ............Thorndale, TX................$1,000 Michael C. Chapin ........Cleveland, TX ................$1,000 Mike Tinnin ..................Alvin, TX ......................$1,000 Pat Hlavaty ..................Guy, TX ........................$1,000 Peyton V. Walters ..........Cayuga, TX ..................$1,000 Robert D. Reed ............Caldwell, ID..................$1,000 Stacy W. Kropik ............Midway, TX ..................$1,000 Tate Weeks ..................Uvalde, TX ....................$1,000 Terry Hagen..................Mexia, TX......................$1,000 Todd Burnett ................Charlotte, TX ................$1,000 Travis Richbourg ..........Magnolia, TX ................$1,000 Travis W. Richbourg ......Bryan, TX......................$1,000 Ty Arnold......................Midway, TX ..................$1,000 Tyler J. Bach ................Boyd, TX ......................$1,000 Tyler L. Sieber ..............Whitehouse, TX ............$1,000 Westen C. Klenk............Bedias, TX ....................$1,000

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#15 Handicap Tommy V. Davis (Madisonville, TX) / John Paul Lucero (College Station, TX), 41.27 on 5, $5,202 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Handicap Haley L. Kolle (Cuero, TX) / Conly Donnell (Bryan, TX), 43.67 on 5, $5,796 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

team won $8,186, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Bubba Vandiver and Will Fussell, while third place went to Mattehw Anguiano and Justin Vallejo. Lance and Lathan Crump finished first in the Incentive Average. Dillon Peters from Rogers, Texas and Wesley Roden from 74 / APRIL 2012

#12 Brady Burns (Sutherland Springs, TX) / Rusty W. Barnett (Huntsville, TX), 30.17 on 4, $6,198 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Brett K. Stuart (Bridgeport, TX) / Ron J. Goodwin (Peaster, TX), 34.03 on 4, $8,158 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Kenneth W. Foy (Hempstead, TX) / Coby S. Sonnier (Boling, TX), 34.24 on 4, $8,186 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 PickDraw Dillion Peters (Rogers, TX) / Wesley Roden (Apple Springs, TX), 30.12 on 3, $4,328 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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he J3 Ranch and Arena in Sarasota, Florida is the new home for the Florida Championships. The event began on March 3 and concluded on March 4, 2012 and was produced by Jx2 Productions and John Johnson. The first roping of the day was the #15 Division. Ty Chancey from Ocala, Florida and Zak Richardson from Westville, Florida qualified to the short round in the high back position. They finished the roping with a time of 37.12 seconds on five steers and took first place in the Average. Second place went to Travis Dorman from Dade City, Florida and Jay Holmes from Sarasota, while third place went to Ramzi Hughes from Newcastle, Utah and Clay Logan from Granbury, Texas. Miami, Florida took the top honors in the #13 Division. Damian Valdera and Kiki Juvert teamed up to win the Average with a time of 38.87 seconds on five steers. They won $2,080, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Kelli Corbin and Zak Richardson and third was Tish Luke and Richardson. Ramzi Hughes and Bear Weeks both drew partners in the #12 Division. Incidentally they drew each other and after three

rounds found themselves second call back, and the winners of the Incentive Average. They caught their final steer in 6.74 seconds and finished the roping with a time of 29.45 seconds on four steers. Damian Valdera and Guy Graden were high team back and finished the roping with a time of 29.58 seconds. Hughes and Weeks won the Average and took home $3,110, two trophy Gist buckles each and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Valdera and Graden won second and third place was the team of Lewis Perry and Kiki Juvert. In the Gold Plus Division, Robert Toth from Connecticut and Ran West from Georgia won the Average with a time of 37.29 seconds on four steers. They won $1,670, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Tish Luke and Jay Holmes and third place went to Mike Sanders and Guy Graden. The Incentive winners of the Gold Plus Division were Kelli Corban and Mike Sanders. Ramzi Hughes and Bear Weeks teamed up again in the #11 Division. They were high team back and ultimately the champions of the roping. They finished the roping with a time continued on page 80

#15 Ty L. Chancey (Ocala, FL) / Zak Richardson (Westville, FL), 37.12 on 5, $940 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#13 Damian S. Valdera, Sr. (Miami, FL) / Kiki Leon Juvert (Miami, FL), 38.87 on 5, $2,080 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Ramzi S. Hughes (Newcastle, UT) / Bear Weeks, Jr. (Naples, FL), 29.45 on 4, $2,470 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Bear Weeks ................Naples, FL ....................$15,000 Ramzi S. Hughes ........Newcastle, UT ..............$15,000 Cole P. Navarro ..........Naples, FL ....................$12,000 Jessica M. Lordi ..........Fort Myers, FL ..............$12,000 Damian S. Valdera ......Miami, FL ......................$7,000 Mike A. Sanders ........Wauchula, FL ..................$7,000 Zak Richardson ..........Westville, FL....................$7,000 Dawson L. Cantu........Zolfo Springs, FL ............$6,000 Frank J. Garcia............Homestead, FL ................$6,000 Giovanni Socorro ........Homestead, FL ................$6,000 Robert Toth ................Wolcott, CT ....................$6,000 Scott P. Martell ..........Arcadia, FL......................$6,000 Ty L. Chancey ............Ocala, FL ........................$6,000 Tylar R. VanGorp ........Ocala, FL ........................$6,000 Kelli Corbin ................Baldwin, FL ....................$5,000 Ran E. West................Alapha, GA......................$5,000 Guy W. Graden ..........Jacksonville, FL................$4,000 Jay Holmes ................Sarasota, FL....................$4,000 Kiki Leon Juvert..........Miami, FL ......................$4,000 Nick J. Hart ................Keystone Heights, FL ......$4,000 Robert Todd................Screven, GA ....................$4,000 Tish T. Luke ................Yeehaw Junction, FL ........$4,000 Brandon J. Davis ........Micanopy, FL ..................$3,000 Chris E. Martin ..........Ocala, FL ........................$3,000 Chris J. Galbreath ......Portersville, PA ................$3,000

J.R. Spencer ..............Leesburg, FL ..................$3,000 Joey Crews ................Keystone Heights, FL ......$3,000 Mark Johnson ............Sarasota, FL....................$3,000 Matthew P. Martell......Arcadia, FL......................$3,000 Phillip J. Lordi ............Fort Myers, FL ................$3,000 Deb D. Raulerson ......San Mateo, FL ................$2,000 Jon N. Comfort ..........Ocala, FL ........................$2,000 Brittany M. Tirpak ......Dunnellon, FL ................$1,000 Brother Campbell ......Franklin, TN ....................$1,000 Bruce L. Anderson ......Zephyrhills, FL ................$1,000 Bucky Nastri ..............Screven, GA ....................$1,000 Carmine B. Nastri ......Screven, GA ....................$1,000 Chad W. Shepherd ......Sanford, NC ....................$1,000 Clay C. Logan ............Granbury, TX....................$1,000 Dennis T. Bleakley ......Loxahatchee, FL ..............$1,000 Jason D. Stewart ........Williston, FL ....................$1,000 Justin F. Boyette..........Melrose, FL ....................$1,000 Lewis Perry ................New Smyrna Beach, FL....$1,000 Mike Tomkow ............Dade City, FL ..................$1,000 Peter Adrian ..............Miami, FL ......................$1,000 Rudolph R. Dorman....Dade City, FL ..................$1,000 Scott E. Seiler ............Ocala, FL ........................$1,000 Scott Fletcher ............Baldwin, FL ....................$1,000 Travis Dorman............Dade City, FL ..................$1,000 Wil Whiddon ..............Havana, FL ....................$1,000

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#11 Ramzi S. Hughes (Newcastle, UT) / Bear Weeks, Jr. (Naples, FL), 33.58 on 4, $2,880 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Frank J. Garcia (Homestead, FL) / Giovanni Socorro (Homestead, FL), 38.07 on 4, $3,350 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Dawson L. Cantu (Zolfo Springs, FL) / Scott R. Weaver (Okeechobee, FL), 42.25 on 4, $3,240 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#8 Tylar R. VanGorp (Ocala, FL) / Chris E. Martin (Ocala, FL), 27.85 on 3, $1,760 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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

of 33.58 seconds and earned $2,880, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. J.R. Spencer from Leesburg, Florida and Giovanni Socorro from Homestead, Florida won the Incentive Average and then finished second in the main Average. They won $2,560, trophy Gist buckles and $4,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Chris Galbreath from Portersville, Pennsylvania and Socorro won third place. Dawson Cantu from Zolfo Springs, Florida drew his partner Scott Weaver from Okeechobee, Florida. They won the Average of the #9 Division with a time of 42.25 seconds on four steers. Second place in the roping went to Kelli Corbin and Scott Fletcher with a time of 46.14 seconds and third place was the team of Mike Tomkow and Rudolph Dorman. The Incentive winners of the #9 Division were Cole Navarro and Bear Weeks. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Tyler VanGorp and Chris Martin both from Ocala, Florida teamed up to win the Average with a time of 27.95 seconds on three. They took home $1,760, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cole Navarro and Mark Johnson and third place went to the team of Scott and Matthew Martell. n

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

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

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

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Wildfire –

Wildfire Open Winners, Bubba Buckaloo and Dakota Kirchenslager

Open to the World Team roping is alive and well and this year the Wildfire Open to the World team roping was part of the Priefert US Open Tour. The USTRC and Wildfire Open to the World teamed up to benefit Open team ropers across the board. The Wildfire Open to the World has been a great event for many years and continues to get bigger and better each year. The 2012 Open to the World event blasted into Wildfire Ranch on the second weekend of February bringing with it a band of fearless and determined ropers. Due to a nearly 20% increase in the total number of teams that entered the weekend’s events the payout increased by over $95,000 from the year prior for a total payout of $596,520. Once again, Wildfire arena sponsors really came through and were responsible for adding $100,000 to the Open payout and another $25,000 added to the Ladies roping. In addition, both the Open and Ladies ropings were USTRC affiliates events, so many of the ropers accrued large sums of money to be applied to their USTRC Flex Earnings. Lastly, the Open roping was a USTRC Sanctioned event and ropers were also fighting to earn points in the Priefert US Open Tour for a chance to pocket big cash at the end of this year’s USTRC season. Ladies from all over the country converged to form 320 teams in the Ladies roping on Friday, February 10, 2012. Baited by the $25,000 in added money the ladies were competing for a total purse of just under $90,000 and included custom Wildfire buckles from Montana Silversmiths, Cactus Saddlery purses and Charlie 1 Horse hats! Long-time lady roper Beverly Robbins and now, three-time Wildfire Ladies winner Annette Hinkle teamed up this year to secure the title as 2012 Wildfire Ladies Champs. Robbins earned a total of $19,640 in cash after winning first and second places in the Average, as well as the fast time in round one. The Muscle Shoals, Alabama roper felt right at home in the winners circle and had plenty of appreciation towards 84 / APRIL 2012

the Wildfire Ranch and their efforts in the sport of Ladies team roping. “Thanks to Wildfire,” Robbins said after winning the event. “I, along with all of the other lady ropers appreciate such a great opportunity. Years ago I was one of the first female ropers to really get into the mix of team roping and I was mostly competing against guys. Remembering how it was then makes it hard to believe that there is a roping today of 320 lady ropers with this kind of added money! It’s such a great opportunity.” Hinkle may have felt even more at home as the winner of the Ladies roping. She has won the event twice before in 2006 and again in 2011. She collected a total of $14, 450 in cash after winning the Average, as well as first and sixth place fast times in the first round. “First and Foremost thanks to God, my Lord and Savior,” Hinkle said after her accomplishment at Wildfire. “I’d also like to thank my family and friends for their support and prayers. And finally, thanks to Lonestar Ropes who have provided great sponsorship support.” Saturday began with the Sponsor Pro-Am roping in which representatives from Wildfire Arena’s sponsor companies paired with professional ropers and competed for a fantastic prize line topped by Cactus Saddlery’s black parade saddles featuring custom silver by Montana Silversmiths. Also included in the prize line were Montana Silversmiths buckles and spurs. Representatives from Fastback Ropes, Cactus Saddlery, Spin to Win and Heel-o-matic all walked away with a portion of these


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prizes. However, Resistol, represented by companies president, Stan Redding’s son Rhett and Loan Depot’s Marty Johnson took home the grand prize parade saddles. It is continued support from these sponsors and the many others that Wildfire is fortunate to deal with year after year that makes the Wildfire Open to the World weekend the exclusive event it has become over the past 13 years. Following the sponsor Pro-Am was the event of the weekend – The Wildfire Open roping. Despite having to compete for contestants with an afternoon rodeo performance of San Antonio PRCA rodeo, a great turnout of open ropers entered-up resulting in a 13% increase from the previous year’s entries for a payout of Wildfire Ladies Champions, Beverly Robbins and Annette Hinkle $243,100. The youth prevailed this year. Arguably referred to as “kids” by many of their peers, ropers Bubba Buckaloo and Dakota Kirchenschlager dominated the check with his cousin Tate Kirchenschlager. open roping with their “no holds barred” approach defeating well “Roping and riding is what I do for a living and while it’s not known ropers, many of whom have been roping longer then these the easiest way to make a living, I love it,” said Kirchenschlager. two have been alive! Considering, that a relatively unknown pair “Sometimes you don’t win anything for a while which puts more of young ropers among a long list of the who’s who of pressure on you to rope better which makes you try harder to professional ropers can win this event makes it obvious that the win. Obviously when you win a great event like this your outlook real meaning of the “Open” team roping was captured at this on things is much better and you can relax a little. Thanks to year’s Wildfire Open. (Not only are the entries “open” to all ropers Wildfire for such a great event and a chance to win this much but anyone, not just the well-known pros, have a legitimate shot cash. I’m looking forward to the next one.” at winning) Buckaloo and Kirchenschlager seized the Cactus The Wildfire Open to the World weekend no doubt captured briefcases filled with $100,000 cash, Montana Silversmiths the attention of the team roping world. With increases in every buckles and Resistol Black Gold hats. event and the added bonuses of being a USTRC affiliate roping Buckaloo collected a total of $56,900 in cash, after winning the and the Priefert Open Tour points that were available, the event average championship, as well as sixth place with partner Matt has no doubt ranked itself this year as one of the biggest and Zancanella. As a young roper, this was a big win and a fantastic best events. start to a long and promising career. “I love to rope, and I’ll keep roping professionally as long as I can compete at that level,” said Buckaloo. My ultimate goal would be to make it to the NFR and when I’m no longer roping professionally, hopefully my roping career will open other doors for me in the roping industry.” The $55,700 paycheck that Kirchenschlager took home was a huge victory for the young roper who has become quite a sensation in the team roping world. His also double-dipped in the Pro-Am Average winners, Rhett Redding / Marty Johnson along with average payout winning not Al Benson / Chip Bruegman (2nd Place), Josh Johnson / Ricky Bolin only first, but also the (3rd Place) and Nick Griggs / Jeremy McDonald (4th Place) seventh place Average SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 85


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Twister Trailer Announces Sponsorship of the USTRC wister Trailer is proud to be a new official sponsor of the United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC). Continuing to increase their support of the equine industry, Twister Trailer has committed to the partnership and support of the largest team roping association in the world. The partnership allows the USTRC to continue to offer large purse ropings, and since Twister dealers will display trailers at many of the large USTRC events in 2012, gives ropers and their families a chance to tour a Twister trailer and see for themselves the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that makes Twister trailers the best trailer in the industry. Jim Smith, Vice President of Twister Trailer, says, “Supporting the USTRC and the sport of team roping was really a perfect fit. Some of the top ropers in the country, including Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper and Patrick Smith, prefer Twister Trailers. We are sure other ropers will be excited to experience the quality and features of a Twister Trailer, as well.” With attention to every detail, Twister trailers provide convenience for the owner and comfort for the horses, so both can arrive at their destination ready to perform at their best. Twister Trailer is the premier trailer company in the equine industry, offering trailers to suit every horseman’s needs. Superior in quality, features and style, Twister Trailers are pulled by top horsemen in many disciplines including: Trevor Brazile, Patrick Smith, Tuf Cooper, Casey Deary, Carol Metcalf, Teddy Robinson, Craig Cameron, Charmayne James, and Russell Dilday. Twister Trailers: setting the standard by which trailers are built. www.twistertrailer.com

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he Gold Plus membership is USTRC’s premier membership in which members The specialty add-on Gold Plus roping will be offered at the receive numerous value added benefits following 2012 events: including the Gold Plus roping which is offered to Gold New Mexico Championships, Clovis, NM – April 6-8 Plus members at every USTRC Sanctioned event. Panhandle Classic, Amarillo, TX – April 27-29 Several unique benefits of the Gold Plus roping include Spanish Trail Classic, Moab, UT – May 4-6 a 25 and older age limit, Century Bonus side pot, double Red Rock Classic, Gallup, NM – June 1-3 accumulation of Flex/Applied earnings, tens of West Texas Championships, San Angelo, TX – June 8-10 thousands of dollars added to the Regional Finals, and a Lasso Del Norte, Las Vegas, NM – June 21-24 prize line at the Cinch NFTR that includes Ram trucks, Oklahoma Championships, Guthrie, OK – June 29-July 1 Case tractors, and Gist gold buckles. Turquoise Championships, Gallup NM – July 27-29 In response to greater demand for a division at Pine Country Classic, Flagstaff, AZ – September 1-3 Sanctioned events in which Gold Plus members Texas Plains Championships, Abilene, TX – September 21-23 classified as #4’s and #5’s feel competitive, USTRC is excited to launch its 2012 Gold Plus Roping Pilot Program. At specified USTRC Sanctioned events, a specialty Over the past two years, the Gold Plus program has #10 Gold Plus roping with a #9 Incentive will be added to the taken several steps to increase the value of the program schedule for Gold Plus members who are 25 years of age or including adding $89,600 cash to the Gold Plus division at older. Please see details below: the 2011 Regional Finals and raising the Gold Plus roping • Gold Plus Division – #10 with a #9 Incentive age limit to 25 and older which has slowed down the (capped at an Elite #5) average winning times in the Gold Plus division • Entry Fee - $100/roper significantly. This pilot program is another initiative to • Enter 3 times maximum as any combination of offer more value to USTRC’s greatly appreciated Gold Incentive/Non-Incentive Plus members. Since these add-on ropings are being • 4 steer average, progressive after 1 produced on a trial basis as part of a pilot program, some • Century Bonus included of these details are subject to change based on the • Draw-In Option available to #3 and above feedback from Gold Plus members. If you have any headers/heelers questions, please feel free to contact Gold Plus • $2,000 Flex Earnings awarded to 1-3 place in #10 Average Representative Ty Hillman at thillman@ustrc.com. and #9 Incentive average

IN MEMORIUM Larry Delbert Wilson February 27, 1952 — February 2, 2012 The sun has set, the day has passed... but the memory of our loved one lives on in the hearts of so many. Larry Delbert Wilson, age 59, of Eastland, Texas passed away on February 2, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas. Larry was born in Ranger, Texas, to Howard and Jackie Williams Wilson on February 27, 1952. Larry married Donna Imsande Wilson on July 28, 1989 at Gunsight. Larry spent his lifetime in the oilfield. He 88 / APRIL 2012

was a rancher, hunter and an avid team roper. He was a member of the United States Team Roping Championships as well as other team roping organizations. He committed himself to others in need and hosted many memorial ropings and benefits for those he loved. He will be greatly missed by those who loved his sense of humor and his unique opinion of life in general. He was preceded in death by his mother Jackie Williams Wilson in 1999. Larry is survived by his wife Donna; two daughters, Destiny Kittelmann of

Scottsdale, Arizona and Tori Silva of Tucson, Arizona; two grandchildren, Isabella Silva and Brooklyn Lane Frost Larry Wilson-Heath; his father Howard Wilson and wife Mildred of Eastland; brothers Howard Eugene Wilson and wife Donna of Nacogdoches,Texas and Terry Lynn Wilson and wife Carlotta of Eastland; sister Yvonne Marie Williamson and husband Tommy of Eastland; and also numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial roping/gathering in his honor will be held May 12 in Eastland, Texas.


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half the ropers that attended traveled farther than the median distance to get to the roping and half traveled less than that distance. I think it’s a more representative figure for distances traveled since it isn’t impacted as much by “anomaly” ropers ones whose home addresses were not necessarily indicative of how far they traveled. That is why I sorted the table on Median Distance as opposed to Average Distance. The final column is the number of ropers that roped at the roping. Divide that number by two and you will know how many ropers traveled more than and less than the Median Distance. Now you can see how I came up with that 233 times around the earth number. At the bottom of the *Average Distance column you will find the average of the average - 180.4 miles. It is the average distance (minus the three anomalies) traveled by all the ropers that roped at all 76 sanctioned USTRC 2011 ropings. At the bottom of the number of ropers column you will see 32,417, which is the sum of the number of times our ropers attended a roping, understanding that many ropers went to more than one roping. Thus the 5,800,000 figure was derived by multiplying the average of the average miles (180.4) times the number of ropers (32,417) which equals 5,799,319 miles to be exact. Let’s turn now to some individual ropings. The two ropings whose ropers traveled the smallest median distances were both in Kamuela, HI. The median distances were 30.9 and 41.9 miles. This is perfectly understandable when you realize the Big Island of Hawaii, where Kamuela is located, is only about 44 miles long and 30 miles wide. But take a look at the *Average Distance column and you’ll see that to the Island Championships the average distance was 327.2 miles and to the Hawaii Championships the average distance was 722.9. Guess what? There were quite a few ropers from the main land who came to enjoy some great Hawaiian hospitality. Other ropings that had short median distances were ropings in City of Industry CA, Grand Junction CO, Stephenville TX, and Berryville AR. In the case of Berryville, this was a fair sized roping with 277 ropers competing but it drew from a relatively small area around Berryville. The median distance traveled to this roping was just 76.3 miles. The Stephenville roping, however, was quite different even though its median distance was also relatively short at 75.4 miles. You see, there are a heck of a lot more ropers within 75 miles of Stephenville than there are ropers within 75 miles of Berryville. So with 1049 ropers in attendance, that means that 524 came from within 75 miles. But then check the *Average Distance traveled to Stephenville, it was 131.9 miles whereas the average distance traveled to Berryville was actually less than the median distance at 74.4 miles. There were a lot of ropers in Stephenville that traveled a long way. So, if you are going to compare ropings, make sure you look at both numbers, average distance and median distance. They both are interesting as to the makeup of where ropers in attendance came from. One of the ways I used to compare ropings was to map them. 90 / APRIL 2012

A representative sampling of those mappings are here with the ropings in Paso Robles, Berryville and Colorado Springs (see page 92-93.) For those of you that are interested in mapping data, let me recommend a free service that I used to create these maps. It’s called GPS Visualizer and can be found at www.gpsvisualizer.com/. These maps were created using, as I mentioned above, zip codes. That is all you need. I made a list of the zip codes of the ropers that roped at each of these ropings, put them in an Excel spreadsheet and uploaded the list file to this site. After clicking on a button that says, “Draw the Map”, boom, there these maps were. Now you do have to enter some parameters on a form that affect how the data will be displayed, but an accompanying tutorial is pretty self-explanatory. But for a guy like me, one that is enamored with the display of numbers, this service is really cool! I realize there are not many of you out there that necessarily feel the same way, but for those of you that do, I highly recommend this site, and it is FREE! Let’s look at the map for the Colorado Championships. Each mark represents the zip codes of the ropers that roped in Colorado Springs. Looking at the row on my table for this roping, there were 456 ropers at the Colorado Championships with 144.1 miles as the median distance and 205.7 miles as the *average distance of travel. Remember, half of the 456 ropers, or 228 of them came from within 144 miles and 228 came farther than 144 miles. For those of you familiar with Colorado, 144 miles is the distance, as the crow flies, from Livermore CO to Colorado Springs. Livermore is about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins. Livermore is a pretty straight shot down I-25 to Colorado Springs, but the actual mileage, according to Google, is 154 miles. So you can see how the real mileage traveled by ropers is more than “as the crow flies”. Picture in your mind’s eye now a circle with a radius of 144 miles with its center in Colorado Springs. Livermore would be along the circle’s northern edge, The eastern edge would be just inside the Kansas border, the southern edge would be a few mile past the New Mexico border and the western edge would be near Glenwood Springs CO. You can see from this map that ropers came from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Wyoming and California. There were even four from Hawaii but I left them off. Sorry guys. E kala mai ia u! (did I say that right?) You will notice that there are different sizes and colors for each of the markings. One of the features of this service is its ability to automatically count the frequency of zip codes that are the same. So the result is the more ropers that came from a single zip code, the larger the circle plus a difference in color for that zip code. The legend for the color chart is on the left of the map. Red to orange represents one to three ropers, pale to darker yellow, four to six ropers, and so on. The maximum number of ropers in any zip code for this roping was 16 and that’s the big blue dot in the vicinity of Colorado Springs. The zip code with 16 ropers was actually 81006 which is a fairly large zip code east and south of Pueblo. Now you can compare these three representative ropings with the maps. You can see the relatively small area or roper participants at the Berryville roping as opposed to the wider area for Colorado Springs. The West Coast Regional was more in the middle, with a lot of ropers coming from fairly close to


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Robles but then again, a fair number that traveled a long way. The bottom line here is, in case you were not aware, ropers are willing to travel a great deal to enjoy their sport. And therefore I salute you ropers! A 5,800,000 mile salute! * This article uses a derivation of the Haversine formula to calculate the distance between ZIP codes. The Haversine formula is used to determine the distance between two points on a sphere - in this case the earth. While this isn’t 100 percent accurate due to the earth not being a perfect sphere, it is probably as close as you’re going to get without getting out the

tape measure! For more information on the Haversine Formula, go to www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html.][Put the following in a footnote: * This article uses a derivation of the Haversine formula to calculate the distance between ZIP codes. The Haversine formula is used to determine the distance between two points on a sphere - in this case the earth. While this isn’t 100 percent accurate due to the earth not being a perfect sphere, it is probably as close as you’re going to get without getting out the tape measure! For more information on the Haversine Formula, go to www.movabletype.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html.]

Ropers at North Arkansas Classic by Zip Code Carroll County Fairgrounds Berryville AR 6/ 17-19/ 11

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Kaleb Driggers Wins Big at the Mike Cervi Memorial Pro Classic by Kristen Spinning

Mike Cervi Jr. Memorial Pro Classic Average Champions, Kaleb Driggers and Jhett Johnson

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n a packed grandstand, over 2,000 fans collectively held their breath for an eternal 8.36 seconds during the last run of the Mike Cervi Jr. Memorial Pro Classic. That eight seconds would be worth close to $23,000, and all eyes were on the young man in the header’s box. On February 22, 2012 at the Casa Grande Rodeo Grounds in Arizona the Cervi Roping couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun shown bright, the ground was excellent, an enthusiastic crowd gathered and 140 teams were ready to run down their slice of an over $80,000 pie. The day got underway with the First Annual Cervi Pro-Am. A superstar line-up of pro ropers partnered up with ten amateur headers and ten amateur heelers to put on a pretty impressive show. After three full rounds, the team of Mark Etter and Dakota Kirchenschlager turned in the fastest time for the Amateur Heading. Amateur heeler Lorne Miller and his partner Chad Masters had a 37.19 on three steers to win the average in the Pro-Am Heeling. Proceeds from the event were added to the Cervi Roping pot and to the Justin Crisis Fund. The action quickly moved on to the headline event. In the first of four progressive rounds, the hard running Mexican steers kept guys scrambling to run them down. Clean runs were mostly in the seven and eight second range with a handful of six second runs. Collectively, 98 / APRIL 2012

teams had an 80% catch rate over the first go. Broken barriers, gut wrentching misses, and slipped legs continued to whittle down the top contenders through the second go. After two go rounds, it was pretty clear that a two head average of 14 seconds or better would set up a team for a shot at the money, and anything more would send them home empty handed. In the third and fourth rounds, those strong steers eased up just a bit, and with the pressure mounting, times started drilling down. Announcers Sanna Boan and Reed Flake kept things moving right along from the booth, and Bob Fiest kept the crowd updated on the scores and stats for each round. Not quite 12 seconds separated the final 20 teams top to bottom going into the short round. The ropers knew they had to go for broke to move up in the standings. With big money on the line, the first three teams out of the box, where quickly out of the competition. Then next few teams fired strong, and positions shifted with every throw. Turtle Powel and Russell Cardoza Jr. turned in a 5.98, their best time of the day and fastest for the round. It was enough to

bump them up into the money. It was down to the last three teams when 22 year old Kaleb Driggers, and his partner Jade Corkill, considered by his peers to be the best heeler in the world, grabbed the first spot with a 6.22 second run. Next to go was Riley Minor and Monty Joe Petska, a former Cervi Champion. They needed a 6.66 to take the lead, but when the flag dropped, the clock showed a 6.67, tying it up. Kaleb, who was riding arguably the best head horse in the field, returned to the box with his partner, reigning World Champion heeler Jhett Johnson. Showing consistency and unbelievable horsemanship, the pair hadn’t been longer than six seconds all day. They were holding an impressive time of 24.74 seconds on four head. They could win it with a leisurely ten seconds, but a missfire could knock them out completely. The chute opened, and the crowd tensed as the young header held his mount at the back of the box for what seemed like forever. The steer got a half a length of daylight past the gate, and Kaleb launched out of the box. The steer faded slightly to the left. Kaleb ran him down at the 3/4 pole, setting him up beautifully for Jhett to slip up behind and lay out a perfect loop to snatch him clean on the first hop. They closed the deal with run of 8.36 seconds. The pair won $11,484 a man, Running P saddles, and Gist buckles. Additionally, when they are ready for a welldeserved break, they will be treated to a white tail deer hunt courtesy of Driftwood Performance Horses. Jhett commented, “ I’ve roped in the Cervi a number of times, but can’t say as I ever placed. This is a real thrill.” Kaleb showed real coolness under fire at his first Cervi roping, “We had already done the hard part all day by making some good runs early on. I could give the steer more than I needed to, and my horse would run him down. I knew my partner would heel him fast, so I decided I could back off and just do my job.” Kaleb also split the second and thrid spots with partner Jade Corkill , for a combined payday of close to $20,000. Kaleb, who hails from Albany, GA, took PRCA Rookie of the Year honors in 2009. Now with a Cervi win notched in his belt, he is off to a great start in 2012. Thanks to its dedicated sponsors, the roping paid a whopping 118% of entry fees over six places and two short-go fast times. It also wrote a check for over $13,000 to the Justin Crisis Fund, brigning the total that


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Kaleb Driggers and Jade Corkill earned the runner up position at the 2012 Mike Cervi Jr. Memorial Pro Classic

the roping has raised for the charity to over $140,000. Besides the money, the ropers really appreciate how well the event is organized. Monty Joe Petska, who split second and third in the average, to take home $8,500 commented, “It’s been a great day. George Aros and his crew do an CR money’s VSA excellent job of putting it on, the great, it’s an awesome roping.” In addition to cash, teams won a terrific assortment of prizes including Justin Full Quill Ostrich Boots, Gordy Alderson bits, Resistol hats from Hatco, Mojo Horns, Renew Gold grain, Bio Vigor supplements breast collars

from Ricotti Saddle Co, and gift certificates from Arizona Feed. The event also ushered in a new level of hospitality in roping competition. A VIP tent, sponsored by the Hal Earnhardt and the Earnhardt Automotive group out of Phoenix, was set up across from the office where ropers and their families were treated to free burritos, chips & salsa and cold beverages throughout the day. The 30th Annual Cervi Roping was the centerpiece to the Casa Grande Cowboy & Indian Days for the second year. The West Pinal County Sheriff’s Posse originally organized this 9 day extravaganza of Roping, Barrel Racing and Rodeo events when working with Cervi producer George Aros to move the famed roping to Casa Grande in 2011. “The first Cowboy Days was a huge success, so this year we added even more to it, including a parade, an All-Indian Rodeo IN HOUSE CRX’D and even a PROOF golf tournament,” commented Posse member Dick Powell. The Cervi and Cowboy Days enjoy the enthusiastic support of the City of Casa Grande. City officials, including City Manager Larry Rains were in the grandstands. In welcoming all the participants to Cowboy Days, Mayor Bob

Jackson said, “It’s truly a time when Casa Grande gets back to its western heritage. This event draws not only Casa Grande residents, but many from outlying communities, as well as visitors from all over.” With the success of this year’s events and the amount of money up for grabs, it is no doubt that Cowboy Days will continue to grow. Even more ropers, from the top ranked cowboys to the fun loving amateurs will descend on Casa Grande once again next February. n

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here’s one thing I simply must buy every year: The Old Farmer’s Almanac. In this digital age you’ll know it’s the end of the world when the Almanac ceases to exist or goes totally digital. The 2012 edition is the 220th consecutive U.S. edition. Yes, it’s been printed continuously for 220 of the 236 years we’ve been a free country! Besides the weather forecasts, planting tables and schedules of tides, eclipses and gestation found in every issue, in 2012 we’re told the best days to quit smoking, castrate, pollinate, graft (for Congressmen) and the best days to SUPERLOOPER see a dentist. Although I’d submit there are no best days to see any dentist. The 2012 edition also contains interesting articles on spit, wild pigs (Ham On The Lam), the hottest peppers and biggest blowouts. The latter referring to volcanoes, not the peppers. This year’s edition has valuable information on what to do if you come face to face with a bear or a tornado, and how to properly use a broom. As a slouch I was interested to learn that men who sit slump shouldered have lower testosterone levels than those who sit erect. And did you know 71% of Americans make their bed every day and crows can remember the face of a dangerous human for two years? How can one live without knowing such things? I was also interested to learn a new way to hypnotize chickens and that the winter of 2009-2010 in Europe was the coldest winter in decades with hundreds of folks freezing to death. They could have kept warmer by burning all the books and speeches about global warming. The articles in this year’s Almanac that really got my attention were the ones predicating what was going to be hot in America. And you have to pay attention to

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OTHER half by Gracie Mae

Thoughts from a Team Roping Spouse

A Serious Disease

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cannot go another moment without warning ropers and their families of a disease that is progressively and gradually infiltrating our society. It is the least I can do and besides I’m not real sure why it isn’t common knowledge. It should be broadcast so everyone involved can take some precautions and perhaps get some inoculations if need be. There is a terrible disease going around. It is called Ropergentitis Linonophobia. It can be very dangerous and can infiltrate your inner being without you even realizing it. It can be extremely problematic for spouses of team ropers and causes some very unusual symptoms. The symptoms vary from male to female and on occasion these symptoms overlap and affect both men and women in the same form and fashion. In men there is a tendency to miss meals, rope until the wee hours of the morning and ultimately prefer equine and bovine company to the human species. There is also a tendency to be short-tempered, overbearing and occupied with only one train of thought over extended periods of times, sometimes days, weeks or even months. There is also a tendency to slight work and hurry home to saddle horses, spend time roping artificial, simulated or fake roping steers and to worry about mock team ropings held in one’s personal roping arena on any given day. There is a tendency to focus so much on the roping aspect there is little room for communication with other family members to the point of abandonment. 102 / APRIL 2012

Symptoms tend to include neglect of important family members unless, they too, are infected with the disease and those suffering from the symptoms tend to flock together in denial that there may actually be a problem of some sort. You will see victims of the disease huddled on horseback at team ropings and in the practice pen discussing strategy and a line of attack. In women the symptoms vary some but not all that much. Women tend to neglect household duties such as cooking, cleaning and organizing. They also tend to steer (no pun intended) away from dressing in the traditional heels and skirts that attractively becomes the female figure. They tend to lean more into the jeans and boots thing and like the men, they tend to prefer equine and bovine company to hanging out or spending time with women friends, other wives, daughters and mothers. Women also tend to be more competitive than their male counterparts when the disease is at it strongest. It seems to lay deep in their inner being and stimulates them to prove they can rope as well as a man. No one has pushed them to this point but it seems when they ride into the arena, be it practice pen or a regular roping, they assume a more determined attitude and will do all they can do to prove they can rope with the best of them and ironically, this certainly seems to be the case. Both men and women seem to be obsessed with fancy trailers, dual wheel trucks and tons and tons of equine equipment and tack. It is not unusual

for both men and women to exhibit symptoms where they will spend an endless amount of money on ropes and other assorted gear when they have ample supplies in their barns, trailers and homes. At this point this disease has no cure and research has shown the disease is spreading at alarming rates and no one is exempt. Sometimes inoculations or vaccinations can help but it is no cure. The disease has affected doctors, teachers, lawyers, truck drivers, nurses, oil field workers, plumbers, politicians, secretaries, electricians, contractors and bankers to name only a few. There is no one immune and no one can escape once the Ropergentitis Linonophobia has infiltrated one’s system. The Surgeon General is in the process of incorporating warning labels to be placed on all sorts of tack and equipment in the event that someone does not understand the consequences and ramifications of this disease. It is advised that if you see anyone with a dazed and lost look on their face to be aware. It is probably a team roper who has the disease and can no longer focus on the reality of what is happening in the real world. It is highly contagious and statistics are indicative the disease is probably one of the fastest growing communicable and transmittable diseases to come along in many years. Keep in mind when you visit with an infected roper, male or female, they tend to have one focus and spend time mumbling about horses, steers, fumbled


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team roping runs and may on occasion keep mumbling something to the effect, “If I’d only done this and such!” Keep in mind Linonophobia is a fear of strings and like rabies, which is fear of water, victims of the disease are always fearful in some form or fashion that they will not have the right rope at the roping despite having spent hours in the practice pen perfecting their technique with a special rope of some kind. This is the reason ropers with the disease tend to discard without hesitation any rope (i.e. string) with which they failed to place or win money. You tend to find these discarded items lying around practice pens or thrown across a parking lot to land anywhere the wind might carry them. Ropers have been known to throw away a good rope and never look back. It is one of the issues with the disease that ropers tend to place blame on such objects as ropes, horses, the draw, the cattle or even their partners when they fail to do well.

There is only one way to help pacify a victim of this disease. If you know someone who is suffering from its many symptoms you should, first of all, be patient, take the time to visit for hours about the roping run that might have been, and remember there is no cure. Sometimes there is absolutely no rational. Once the Ropergentitis Linonophobia has gotten into a person’s system there is no way to get rid of it. It has robbed many of their well being, their finances, their wives or husbands and their kids usually inherit the disease. It is a virus with the utmost serious consequences. Please be aware and I apologize to all of you for not getting this out sooner. Three members of my family have it and it has changed my life in ways you can never imagine. I simply refuse to get on a horse or pick up a rope for fear it will attack my sensibilities. Goodness knows I have my hands full dealing with the people in my family who have it.

I don’t see a cure in the near future and it appears that once the disease has taken hold you just have to learn to live with it. It isn’t the easiest thing to do and I’ve spent long hours in the roping arena, in coliseums and buildings just trying to pacify the symptoms my family members exhibit. I have also learned to pick up, put up and compensate for all the equipment, tack, horses and cattle that having this disease promotes. My house has, in fact, become a type of saddle barn just because it helps keep them calm and reassured as they live in the midst of the tools this disease feeds on. Just be aware it may be lurking in your own family members and you may not even realize it. Please be aware and proceed with VSA I apologize IN HOUSE caution!CRAgain, for notPROOF letting you know sooner but never say I didn’t warn you! Keep Roping! Gracie

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The Sports Medicine Stable

BY MARK W DUNCAN,

LAT, ATC Director, West Texas Sports Medicine Center, San Angelo, Texas

A Brain Baseline

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ust when the NFL (National Football League) thought that it was going to be a quiet off-season along came the news of “Bounty Hunting” by the New Orleans Saints. Now to anyone who has ever been in an NFL locker room this is not what you would call breaking news, but more what you might call just breaking legs. The practice of “Bounty Hunting” has been a part of the game

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long before “Dog the Bounty Hunter” became a television icon so one has to wonder… What’s the big deal? You have heard me say numerous times that the only constant in this world is change and whether you want to accept it or not there is an environment of change that is sweeping all levels of sports and athletic competition. It goes by the moniker of “Player Safety” and to be quite honest, for the most part there has been a need and a place for it. No matter what you are doing it just makes sense to do it in as safe a way as possible. I am always reminded of one of my coaching colleagues every time I see the words “Safety First.” Growing up in and around the Permian Basin you saw it quite often, everywhere from the bumpers of oilfield trucks to the side of what we call mountains. Anyway, every time we would see those words he would go into a dissertation on everything from the Wright brothers to NASA and everything in between. He concluded it by saying if they had thought only of “safety first” then we would all still be riding our horses to work instead of riding them at team ropings. Point well taken but when it comes to sports and recreation it’s really hard to argue against player safety. So I know exactly what you are thinking… I’m a roper, not a player. Once again your point is well taken but if you are not able to make the association maybe it’s too late to try and salvage any of your brain cells anyway. And speaking of brain cells, that is really what player safety is all about.

Over the past few months we have addressed two of the three aspects of concussion management so in conclusion I want to talk about the role of “Cognitive Baseline Testing” as the third leg. The term “cognitive” sounds a little intimidating but in reality it is simply a descriptive term meaning of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning. Basically it describes your ability to use your brain in your everyday activities or whatever activity in which you choose to participate. A cognitive baseline test is designed to create a map of your brain function under normal conditions so that you have a reference point by which to compare in the event you suspect or you encounter a brain injury. If you have ever been lost you know how comforting it is to have a reference point because basically, even though you don’t know where you are going, you always have a place to go back to. I once heard a physician say that treating concussions was like wandering around in a fog until eventually the fog cleared. I thought at the time he was talking about the patient’s state of mind until he explained to me that it was really all about his state of mind. It is really difficult to treat something you can’t see or feel so the cognitive baseline test really offers a concrete way to base your treatment decisions. So as the public cry for mandated concussion treatment of athletes, the increasing instances of post-traumatic concussion syndrome and as the correlations


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between Alzheimer’s / Dementia and previous brain injury continue to evolve the need for something objective on which to draw conclusions is imperative. The cognitive baseline study appears to be a very viable option. So I said all of that to say this. The instance of mild traumatic brain injury while team roping is very limited to say the least, but the instance of someone who team ropes sustaining a concussion in another setting is not. The real issue for you, my faithful readers, is this; no matter the cause (athletics, work accident, motor vehicle accident or any accident in general) the simple fact of the matter remains that participation in team roping after suffering a concussion should be strictly prohibited until a normal cognitive baseline test has been established and a return to activity protocol with physical exertion has been completed, all under a physicians guidance. You will see in the very near future the opportunity for cognitive baseline testing via the internet thus creating the same opportunities that are being afforded to professional athletes available for you and yours as well. The public outcry for “player safety” is nowhere close to becoming silent. In fact I feel safe when saying that we are only hearing a whimper at this time. As we begin to uncover more information about the brain and get a better grasp on the long-term effects of brain injuries I think the cry will be deafening. Although the prevention of brain trauma will always be difficult to implement and a source of contention among the public, the treatment of brain injuries should and hopefully will become an accepted practice with very predictable outcomes in the very near future. So much of the time we only think about those things that happen inside the arena when in reality we should think about those things that happen outside the arena as well. The best way to think about things properly is to just use your brain. Do we see a pattern here? Better brain means better judgment, and better judgment ultimately means better treatment. Think about this as well. Good luck… Good health… Good Roping… and God Bless!

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is; he tells you that you should have your card ready and that you are rude. Is that how you want to start your day? I found out that winners are not confrontational. They are prepared and they have their card ready, and in a place where they can get to it. If they don’t, they say, “No problem.” They are the first to apologize for not being prepared. They jump out of the truck and get it out of the trailer. The committee guy thanks them and welcomes them to Elko, Nevada. Now, you tell me what guy you want to be. I don’t know about you, but confrontation is very upsetting to me, and if I allow it to happen it gets me off my game. I didn’t drive from Texas to Nevada to argue with some committee guy that is only trying to do his job. I’m there to win, and I can’t let little things stand in my way. Successful people never let little things stop great achievement. When they’re faced with those little annoying things, they deal with them quickly and politely so they can continue with the task at hand. I’m always looking for the secret to success. Somehow I think it’s this complicated equation, but it’s not. The older I get, the more I realize that the lessons our mothers taught us is all we need. Get up early and stay late. Work hard. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Be nice, don’t be mean. Don’t swear. Don’t lose your temper. If it will make someone’s day, say it. Don’t say something today you’ll be sorry for tomorrow. And last and most important, be quick to praise and slow to criticize. I’m convinced that we all want to be winners and it’s inside all of us, but before we get the results we desire we have to act like the person we want to become. Until next month, Thanks for your time. Walt Woodard


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Well, hunting season has come and gone. All the equipment and gear has been put awa waay until next fall. Now it ’s time to start preparing for next year. To me, hunting season has just started again. It ’s time to get out in the snow, r a i n , a n d c o l d we a t h e r f o r s om e s c o u t i n g. Dedicated hunters love this time of year. All the signs of those big bucks are laid out like an open book. I believe now is when a hunter can really learn about deer scrape lines, rubs, feeding sources, escape routes, and more. Find out where your bucks are living. At this point it doesn’’t matter i f yo u j u m p t h e m . G e t d e e p d o w n i n t h e g u l l i e s , r i d ge s , a n d p i n c h p o i n t s . F i n d o u t wh hy you haven’t seen that buck all year long. You can get awaay with actions you can’t get awayy with during hunting season. Evver ything

should be right outt in n front of you. You can find new stand st st placements, cem cemen m and new areas you didn’’t even kno kn w existed. e sted. s If you’re in an a areaa wher w e there is a lot of snow, look for drag mar m ks where a buck has been traveling. Follow these tracks. They will lead right to where the buck is, or to his bedding area. Waiting until affter a good rain is a great time for those that don’t have snow. The tracks will be easier to spot in sofft earth. Take notes, bring a video camera, whatever it takes to re m e m b e r h ow t h e p a t t e r n s a re l a i d o u t . If you do these things now you won’t have to do as much scouting next fall. Use your outdoorsman skills. Get off the couch, and get in the woods. Until next time: Shoot by Sight, Walk bbyy F Faith! aith!


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t’s springtime and we have a bunch of ropings on the schedule. Thanks to our established producers we have had over the past several years and the new producers that came on board, the NTRL has more ropings to offer than ever. The Osburn’s have their monthly ropings as always starting in March and ending with their finals in December. Their May roping is a qualifier and offers 1st-5th place NTRL Shoot-Outs to the winners. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to earn ShootOuts for the Finals. Todd Harris of the Rockin Circle H Arena has his series each month in Lizella, GA. His finals are in December and he has a quality line of prizes planned for this roping series. Franklin Thomas is putting on ropings at two different arenas this year. One in Waycross, Georgia and the other is in Greensboro, Georgia. Franklin always has quality ropings. Ed Allen had his roping in Pensacola, FL in March and has another big roping coming up in May at the Covington County Arena in Andalusia, AL. Scott Elliott has monthly ropings starting in May and going through September. They will be in Green Cove Springs, FL at the Gustafson Farm Arena. Scott has a great line of prizes that he will offer for high point ropers. Plus, Chad Shepherd from the Eleven Bar East Ranch is on his second year as a producer in North Carolina. His ropings have grown steadily over the past year and

he looks forward to getting even bigger this year. The Annual Florida Truck Roping will be held at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, FL. This will be similar to last year with the #10 Cash Roping and the #9 Truck Roping where we will give away a new 4-door dually diesel truck along with an awesome prize line. This year on Friday will be LUBRISYN BIG TICKET ropings with a 75% payback! The Memphis in May roping on Mother’s Day weekend will once again be a Friday and Saturday roping. All female ropers will get a discount on their entry fees. Girls you won’t want to miss this great opportunity. A Heel-O-Matic along with other great prizes will be awarded to high point ropers. We have changed the format of the The Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping in Tunica this year. Check out the ad in this issue of SuperLooper. The dates this year will be December 6-9, 2012 which is one less day than last year. $20,000 is guaranteed to the average winners of all the Lubrisyn Big Ticket ropings. We look for this event to be one of the biggest in the country. All of these ropings are advertised in the SuperLooper. Please check them out and if you have any questions at all you can call me at the office or the producers directly. — Mandy Wolfe

2012 NTRL Schedule

Thanks to our Sponsors:

A = Affiliate; Q = Qualifier; R = Regionals

APRIL Greensboro, GA

A

Green County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

14, 2012

7, 2012

Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

21, 2012

Lizella, GA

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

Sanford, NC

A

Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

Waycross, GA

A

T Bar T Arena

Franklin Thomas

Campbell, NY

Q

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

Jacksonville, FL

Q

Jacksonville Equesterian Center

NTRL

11-12, 2012

Memphis, TN

Q

Agricenter Show Place Arena

NTRL

11-12, 2012

Andalusia, AL

Q

Covington County Covered Arena

Ed Allen

12-13, 2012

Sanford, NC

A

Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

19, 2012

Green Cove Spgs, FL

A

Gustafson Farms Covered Arena

Scott Elliott

19, 2012

Lizella, GA

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

21-22, 2012 28, 2012

MAY 5, 2012 4-6, 2012

JUNE 2, 2012

Waycross, GA

A

T Bar T Arena

Franklin Thomas

2, 2012

Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

16, 2012

Green Cove Spgs, FL

A

Gustafson Farms Covered Arena

Scott Elliott

16, 2012

Lizella, GA

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

23, 2012

Greensboro, GA

A

Green County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

4, 2012

Screven, GA

A

Heavenly Acres Arena

Ronnie Mullis

7, 2012

Lizella, GA

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

7, 2012

Sanford, NC

A

Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

21, 2012

Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

28, 2012

Lizella, GA

A

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

Larry Tucker

JULY

AUGUST 3, 2012

Bridgeport, WV

A

4 - T Arena

4, 2012

Sanford, NC

A

Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

Georgia National Fairgrounds

Franklin Thomas

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

Jackson County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

11, 2012

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012

Campbell, NY

OCTOBER

NTRL OFFICE 970/897-3111 Fax 970/897-2921 E-mail: jx2mropin@yahoo.com NTRL Website: www.ntrlinc.com

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5-6, 2012 20, 2012

Perry, GA Campbell, NY

Georgia Regional A

NOVEMBER 3-4, 2012 10, 2012 17-18, 2012

Sanford, NC

Mid-Atlantic Regional

Campbell, NY

A

Marianna, FL

Southeast Regional

DECEMBER TBA

8, 2012

Lizella, GA

Campbell, NY

A

Series Finals

Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn


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Eleven Bar East Ranch Sanford, NC April 21 & 22, 2012 SATURDAY Follows AQHA Show Sign up 3:00 p.m. Rope at 4:00 p.m. #8 - 3 HD, $30 #9 - 3 HD, $30 #10 Slide up & down - 3 HD, $30 Up to #12 & down to #8

SUNDAY Sign up 9:30 p.m. Rope at 10:30 p.m. #13 - 4 HD, $40 (75% payback) #11 - 4 HD, $40 (75% payback) #10 - 3 HD, $30 #9 - 3 HD, $30 #8 - 3 HD, $25

Maynard buckles awarded to #4, #3 & below High Point roper of the weekend Classic Equine rope bags awarded to #6 & above #5 High Point roper of the weekend • Prizes limited to one per roper; must have ten teams in a roping to count toward prizes. • NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st through 5th in all ropings • 2805 Lower Moncure Road Sanford, NC 27330. Directions at 11bareastranch.com • Stalls and camper hookups available. Contact Chad Shepherd at 813/477-4740 or e-mail helmsrfh5@aol.com to reserve. • Food available on-site. Information updates posted on the Eleven Bar East Ranch web site • Negative coggins required

Green County Ag Center Greensboro, GA April 7, 2012 Dates: April 7, June 23 Books Open 8:30 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m.

#12 Handicap #11 #10 #9 – Capped at Elite #5 #8 – Capped at Elite #4 All ropings are 4 head, progressive after one, $30/roper. NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st – 2nd in All ropings

For More Info and Directions: Chad Shepherd 813/477-4740 www.11bareastranch.com

For More Info and Directions: Franklin Thomas 706/473-0476

2012 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

2012 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

UPCOMING EVENTS Eleven Bar East Ranch Sanford, NC May 12 & 13, 2012 Sign up at 9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:30 a.m. SATURDAY #14 - 4 HD, $40, Enter 6x #12 - 4 HD, $40, Enter 6x #10 - 3 HD, $30, Enter 6x #9 - 3 HD, $30, Enter 6x #8 - 3 HD, $25, Enter 6x #7 - 3 HD, $25, Enter 6x

SUNDAY #13 - 4 HD, $40, Enter 6x #11 - 4 HD, $40, Enter 6x #10 - 3 HD, $30, Enter 6x #9 - 3 HD, $30, Enter 6x #8 - 3 HD, $25, Enter 6x #7 - 3 HD, $25, Enter 6x Cowboy Church at 9:00 a.m.

Running P Breast Collars awarded to High Point of the Weekend: #6 & above # 5, #4, #3 & below 75% payback in #14, #13, #12, #11 • Prizes limited to one per roper; must have ten teams in a roping to count toward prizes. • NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st through 5th in all ropings • 2805 Lower Moncure Road Sanford, NC 27330. Directions at 11bareastranch.com • Stalls and camper hookups available. Contact Chad Shepherd at 813/477-4740 or e-mail helmsrfh5@aol.com to reserve. • Food available on-site. Information updates posted on the Eleven Bar East Ranch web site • Negative coggins required

Allen’s Team Roping Andalusia, AL May 11-12, 2012 (FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY)

Covington County Covered Arena NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th Prizes & More Details in May issue

FRIDAY NIGHT - 6:00 p.m. #10 Slide #11 SATURDAY - 9:30 a.m. #13 #11 #9 #8

For More Info and Directions: Chad Shepherd 813/477-4740 www.11bareastranch.com

For More Info and Directions: Ed Allen 256/749-0541

2012 USTRC Membership Required

2012 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

TRIAD numbers only

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APRIL 14, 2012 Rockin Circle H Arena - Lizella, GA

Books open 8:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. 2012 SADDLE SERIES May 19, June 16, July 7, July 28 More Dates TBA 5 Trophy Saddles for Series High Point #3 & Below, #4, #5, #6 & Above High Point Roper at December Finals 10 x 10 Round Robin $100/roper Elite #5 Cap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap #8 Slide Elite #5 Cap #11 Slide #7 Slide Elite #4 Cap All number ropings are Pick One/Draw One for $70/roper Enter 5 times for a total of 10 runs NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-3rd in Average of all ropings

Call before you haul! For More Info: Todd Harris at 478/447-5310 4950 Marshall Mill Road, Lizella, GA 31052 Credit cards accepted with additional 3% charge

2012 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

Osburn Arena NTRL Series Campbell, NY Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. sharp! March 10 April 14 May 5 (Qualifier) June 2 July 21

OPEN #8 #12 #9 #11 #10 #12 VIP

August 11 September 15 October 20 November 10 December 8 (Series Finals)

4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) 4 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper- Enter 2x 2012 USTRC Membership Required. *Must have attended 5 out of the 9 regular ropings in the series to attend Finals.

Info and Directions Call: Will Osburn 607/527-8640 email: osburnarena@aol.com TRIAD numbers only

UPCOMING EVENTS Gustafson Farms Covered Arena Green Cove Springs, FL May 19, 2012

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Future Dates: May 19, June 16, More TBA Books open 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#12 Handicap Slide Up & Down #11 #10 #9 #8 #12 VIP - 75% Payback All ropings are: Pick 1, Draw 1 for $60/roper Can enter 3x for total of 6 partners NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st & 2nd in Average of All Ropings For More Info and Directions: Scott Elliott 386/867-1299 2012 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

T BAR T Arena Waycross, GA April 28, 2012 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. Dates: March 24, April 28, June 2

#12 Slide #11 #10 #9 #8 All ropings are 4 head, progressive after one, $35/roper. NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-3rd in All ropings.

Info and Directions Call: Franklin Thomas 706/473-0476 2012 USTRC Membership Required. TRIAD numbers only


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May 4-6, 2012 Jacksonville, Florida

Florida Truck Jacksonville Equestrian Center Roping 1 NEW TRUCK $5,000 ADDED CASH REINSMAN SADDLES BUCKLES • PADS ROPE BAGS NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st – 10th in All Ropings USTRC National Flex Earnings to Average Winners of #10 USTRC Regional Fex Earnings to Average Winners of all other ropings. Friday, May 4: Books open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am

#11 Slide Up to #13 down to #9 #13 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping #12 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping #11 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping #10 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping #9 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping Saturday, May 5: Books Open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am

#13 Super 7 Head #10 Slide up to #11 down to #8 Cash Roping #9 Truck Roping 1st 2 head Pick Teams Followed by Draw Teams (Not to start before 4 pm) Sunday, May 6: Books Open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am

#9 Truck Roping Pick Teams, Draw Teams, Short Go JX2 PRODUCTIONS: For more info call John Johnson 423-340-0640 or Mandy Wolfe 970-231-8951. www.jx2events.com GENERAL INFORMATION: Cash or Credit card only for entries! 3% will be added to all credit card fees. USTRC TRIAD numbers will be used. Current Memberships are required and may be purchased at this event. JX2 has the right to make any and all necessary changes. HOST HOTELS: Comfort Suites 904/224-5500 $59/night rate. Hospitality Inn 800-772-8929 Ask for Team Roping rates. STALLS & RV HOOKUPS: Stalls are $20/night. Shavings are $8/bag. 2 bags mandatory per stall. No Reservations necessary. For RV Hookups call the facility at 904/573-4895. ADDRESS OF FACILITY: 13611 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221 www.jaxevents.com.

New Priefert Barrier System will be used in the #9 Truck Roping. Very Short Score!

#11 Slide Warm Up • Enter 1/Draw 1 for $120. Enter 2 times. 3 HD, Progressive after one.

Lubrisyn Big Ticket Ropings: #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 • 75% PAYBACK! • $75/Roper, Enter 3 times. Drawpot option available. 4 head, progressive after one. Must be 21 years old to rope in the Lubrisyn Big Ticket Ropings. No caps in the #13 or #12. #11 Capped at #7, #10 Capped at Elite #6, #9 Capped at Elite #5.

#13 SUPER 7 HEADER with #12, #11 & #10 Incentive • • • • • • •

80% PAYBACK! $40,000 Payout based on 100 Teams. 40 Different ways to win a check. $250 per roper. Enter 4 times. Absolutely 50 team limit. Everybody guaranteed 6 steers. All Incentives paid on 6 steers. Top 10 to 7th round (short go). Run slow back. A no time counts 30 seconds. No Handicaps.

#10 SLIDE CASH ROPING UP TO A #11 AND DOWN TO A #9 • Capped at #6 Elite $5,000 ADDED CASH at 300 paid teams! Maynard Buckles to Average Winners 300 TEAM PAYOUT 1st $10,000 & Buckles 6th - 10th $600 2nd $5,000 11th – 15th $500 3rd $3,000 1st & 2nd Round $300 4th $2,000 Short Go $400 5th $1,500

• •

• Added money and payout will be prorated based on # of teams. • This is a #10 Handicapped up to a #11 and down to a #9. • No roper over a #6 Elite can rope. All ropers must draw a minimum of 4 partners. Ropers can also enter with picked partners (after entering the drawpot with 4 partners). #6 Elite ropers can only pick 8 partners & must enter the drawpot on all remaining entries. You can have a maximum of 15 partners. • 3 head, Progressive after 1. Cut off time in first round only. Top 30 to short go. • $65/ Roper for Pick Teams $55/ Roper for Draws • All 4 Elite Heelers and below will get an additional second off their teams time.

REINSMAN #9 TRUCK ROPING CAPPED AT ELITE #5 • 1 NEW 4 DOOR DUALLY DIESEL • 4 Reinsman Trophy Saddles to High Point #5, #4, #3 and 50 & Over. • Jewelry Set to High Point Female • 10 Maynard Buckles to 1st- 5th • 10 Classic Equine Pads to 6th – 10th • 10 Classic Rope Bags to 11th – 15th • This is a #9 roping with a handicap. No roper over a #5 Elite can rope. All ropers must draw a minimum of 4 partners. Ropers can also enter with picked partners (after entering the drawpot with 4 partners). #5 Elite ropers can only pick 8 partners & must enter the drawpot on all remaining entries. You can have a maximum of 20 partners. • 3 head, Progressive after 1. Cut off time in first round only. • $65/ Roper for Pick Teams $55/ Roper for Draws. • All Elite #4 Heelers and below will get an additional second off their team’s time. • Points will be awarded to 20 places & fast go’s in each round.

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Friday & Saturday, May 11-12, 2012 2012 Memphis, Tennessee Agricenter Show Place Arena A LUBRISYN BIG TICKET ROPING USTRC Flex Earnings to Average Winners of All Ropings NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th 75% Payback in all Lubrisyn Big Ticket Ropings SATURDAY: FRIDAY: Books open 7:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. Books open 7:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m #10 Warm Up #13 Warm Up #10 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping #13 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping #9 Heel-O-Matic Bonus Roping #12 Warm Up #12 Lubrisyn Big Ticket Roping #11 Warm Up #11 Big Ticket Roping Heel-O-Matic to High Point Roper

Prizes: #9

ROPING DETAILS

3 Reinsman Saddles to High Point #5, High Point #4 and High Point #3 & Below 1st-5th Maynard Buckles 6th-10th Equibrand ESP Pads 11th-15th Classic Rope Bags

Warm Up Ropings No age limit or caps in the warm up ropings. Enter 1/draw 1 for $120. Enter 2x. 3-head, progressive after one Lubrisyn Big Ticket Ropings $75/Roper, Enter 3 times. Drawpot Option available. 4 HD, Progressive after one. 75% PAYBACK More Info: Must be 21 years old to rope in the Big Ticket Ropings. No caps in the #13 and #12. #11 is Capped at #7. #10 Capped at Elite #6. #9 Heel-O-Matic Bonus Roping Capped at Elite #5. Pick 1/draw 1 or draw all 3 for $150/roper. FEMALES Pick 1/draw 2 for $100/roper. Can do this 4x for a total of 12 entries.

TRIAD Numbers Only Must have current USTRC card

General Info: Cash or credit card only for entires. 3% will be added to all credity card fees. Current USTRC memberships may be purchased at this event. JX2 Productions has the right to make any and all necessary changes. Host Hotels: Holiday Inn & Suites 901/266-1952 • Comfort Inn 901/757-7800 • Quality Suites 901/386-4600 $59.99/night Stalls: $20/night. Shavings $7/bag. No tie outs. Plenty of stall on the grounds. RV hookups $25/night. Directions: 105 S. Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN 1-40 to Germantown Parkway. South 4 miles. Arena on right.

SAM’S TOWN FMI: John Johnson 423/340-0640 • Mandy Wolfe 970/897-3111 • www.jx2events.com

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Ruston Expo - Ruston, Louisiana Easter Sunday Cowboy Church 8:00 a.m.

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

#6 - #3 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper 3-head Buckles to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the Average 30 teams to short-go

Cowboy Church Youth 17 & Under Roping

Sunday Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m. #9 - Elite #5 cap Saddle to Enter 1, Draw 1 or High Money Draw 2 for $100/roper Winner of Enter 3x, 70% payback the #9 #10 - Elite #6 cap Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $100/roper Enter 3x, 70% payback #11 One End Over 40 - Elite #6 cap Women of Any Age $50/roper • Enter 5x 70% payback

Elite #5 cap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper Saddle to High Money winner IF YOU Buckles to Average winners MAKE THE Breast Collars to 2nd in Average SHORT

#7 Cactus Saddle Roping Elite #4 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper, 3-head 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Lone Star Ropes + Cash

#8 - Elite #4 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper Enter 4x, 70% payback Saddle to High Money winner of #8 Buckles to Average winners 30 teams to short-go CASH ONLY • TRIAD numbers only All books close at short-go of previous roping For more information Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 James T. 903.521.1511 www.fireitupproductions.com

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Productions - Ropers talk, we listen! Austin Arena - Myrtle Springs, Texas April 28-29, 2012 Saturday

Sunday

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

Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m. #9 - Elite #5 cap Saddle to #6 - #3 cap Enter 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for High Money Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper $100/roper Winner of 3-head Enter 3x, 70% payback the #9 Buckles to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the Average #10 - Elite #6 cap 30 teams to short-go Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $100/roper Cowboy Church Enter 3x, 70% payback #11 One End Over 40 - Elite #6 cap Dummy Roping 5 & under • 6-8 • 9-12 Women of Any Age IF YOU $50/roper • Enter 5x MAKE THE #7 Cactus Saddle Roping 70% payback SHORT Elite #4 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper, 3-head 1st Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd Buckles + Cash 3rd Breast Collars + Cash 4th Lone Star Ropes + Cash

#8 - Elite #4 cap Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper Enter 4x, 70% payback Saddle to High Money winner of #8 Buckles to Average winners 30 teams to short-go CASH ONLY TRIAD numbers only All books close at short-go of previous roping

ROUND AT ANY FIRE IT UP ROPING YOU RECEIVE A FIRE IT UP FINALS SHOOTOUT!

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eam Roping Championships


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LARI DEE GUY WORLD CHAMPION ROPER WORLD RENOWNED TEACHER AND HORSE TRAINER

CLASSIC & RATTLER ROPE CELEBRATE ALL THE WOMEN TEAM ROPERS WHO COME TO WIN, EVERY TIME.


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S&S ROPINGS

presents the

2012 Pat & Janet Clawson Memorial Team Roping Chisholm Trail Pavilion Enid, Oklahoma Saturday â&#x20AC;˘ April 21, 2012 10:00 a.m. #13 Pick/Draw Handicapped Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 9:30 a.m. SHARP! 4 head, progressive on 1 $100/roper, enter 1, draw 2 You may enter 3 times for a total of 9 runs AFTER THE DRAW IS POSTED YOU MAY ENTER WITH A PARTNER OF YOUR CHOICE FOR $40/ROPER. YOU MUST BE ENTERED IN THE PICK/DRAW ROPING.

Lots of Prizes to be Given to Average and Incentive Winners! Rope Bags Gist Bits Sweatshirts and More!

Everyone Welcome! 1 John 1:7

P L US

12 Noon #10 Pick/Draw with #9 & #8 Inc. Books close at 11:00 a.m. 4 head, progressive on 1 You must be $120/roper entered by 11:00 a.m. for Incentive paid on 3 head the #10 You may enter 3 times for a total of 12 runs USTRC rules and rating #s will be used capped at Elite #6 Enter 1x with partner, we draw you 3 = 4 Enter 2x with partner, we draw you 6 = 8 Enter 3x with partner, we draw you 9 = 12 or if no partners we can draw all your runs Enter 1x without partner, we draw you 4 Enter 2x without partner, we draw you 8 Enter 3x without partner, we draw you 12 AFTER THE DRAW IS POSTED YOU MAY ENTER WITH A PARTNER OF YOUR CHOICE FOR $30/ROPER. YOU MUST BE ENTERED IN THE PICK/DRAW ROPING.

Fun! Fair! dly! Fast! Frien dable! and Affor

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TRIAD numbers only

S & S Ropings Cindy and Brandon Smith 620.422.3632 or 620.664.8711

Chisholm Trail Pavilion Garfield County Fairgrounds 111 West Purdue Enid, Oklahoma


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Big Bucks Championships Same Ropings Back-to-Back Weekends in April Farmington, NM 8th Annual April 20-21, 2012 Host Motel: LaQuinta Inn 866/725-1661

&

South Jordan, UT April 27-28, 2012 Host Motel: Sleep Inn 801/572-2020

Friday April 20 & 27 40 & Over #12 Handicap

Saturday April 21 & 28 #11 Roping

Sign up at 1:00 p.m. Rope at 2:00 p.m. Pick 1, draw 3 or draw all 4 for $100/roper 4 Steer • Enter 2X

Sign up at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m. Capped at an Elite #6 & under only Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120/roper Enter 4X for a total of 12 partners • 4 Steer #11 Payout guaranteed at 400 teams, but may increase accordingly.

Slower Steers

#13 Roping Sign up at 6:00 p.m. Rope at 7:00 p.m. No Cap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150/roper Enter 4X for a total of 12 partners 80% Payback • 4 Steer #13 Payout based on 200 teams, but may increase accordingly.

Fresh Steers

16 Saddles 12 Buckles

#13 Payout 1st - $5,000 2nd - $4,000 3rd - $3,000 4th - $1,700 5th - $1,400 6th - $800

All ropings current TRIAD numbers only. Will rope fresher steers in #13 and #11. Slower steers in 40 & Over and #4 & Under. 2 arenas will be used in Farmington. Must be classified prior to these events. Please call USTRC at 254-968-0002 to receive your classification number. Appropriate cut-off times and handicaps TBA.

Fresh Steers

$10,000 TO HIGH POINT ROPER! PAYOFF

1st Fancy Saddles and $3,000 2nd Buckles and $2,000 3rd Jackets and $1,000 4th Jackets and $800 5th Jackets and $600 6th Jackets and $400 7th through 20th Points only

TRIAD #11 Handicaps 3-steer Average #11 TEAMS - 0 SEC. OFF #10 TEAMS - 1 SEC. OFF #9 TEAMS - 3 SEC. OFF #8 TEAMS - 5 SEC. OFF

Elite #4 & Under Only Championship • Books close at 2:00 p.m. • Short Barrier • Slower Steers • Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $120 • Enter 4X for a total of 12 partners #4 & UNDER PAYOUT 1st Fancy Saddles and $2,000 2nd Fancy Saddles and $1,500 3rd Fancy Saddles and $1,000 4th Buckles and $800 5th Buckles and $600 6th through 20th - Points only

Slower Steers

$5,000 to High point #4 & under

#4 Average Payout guaranteed at 400 teams but may increase accordingly

Cash or Credit Card Only! Plenty of stalls and RV spaces available. Call for late arrival.

Zane Dansie - ZD 136 / APRIL 2012

Cattle Co. 801/599-1238 www.zdroping.com


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1 Day Trailer Roping Saturday, April 28, 2012 Wichita Falls, TX #8 capped at Elite #4

ROPING RULES: Catch your 1st steer you are guaranteed your 2nd and 3rd steer Miss your 2nd or 3rd steer you are still in Catch all three, drop your worst time You MUST catch your 1st steer then your 2nd or 3rd steer You MUST have 2 qualified times to go to the short go Top 50 teams to short go 5 second barrier 18 second cutoff in first go only

New 2-horse Slant Trailer with tack compartment to High Point Roper Buckles to Top 5 Teams in the Average Cash Payout through 12 places based on 200 entered teams Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120 Enter 5x for maximum of 15 runs Roping limited to 200 entered teams Pre-entry opens Monday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. Call Carmen at 940/766-6816 or 940/781-6674 If roping doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fill prior to April 28, books will open at 8:00 a.m., rope at 9:00 a.m. Cash or credit card only (Visa - Mastercard with 3% fee) TRIAD Numbers Only You must have a current USTRC card For more information - Danny Anderson 940/781-1167 1644 Tammen Rd., Wichita Falls, TX Directions: 4 miles north of the Jolly Truck Stop on FM 2293, then left on FM 3393. Go 1 mile, on right under the Dean Water Tower 138 / APRIL 2012


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Philipp Ranch presents

BIG LOOP BIG MONEY TEAM

ROPING

TOUR

April 28-29, 2012 • Groesbeck, TX Limestone County Covered Arena • Stalls and RV available

Over $1,000,000 Paid Out last year before the Finals! SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m.

Books open at 7:00 a.m. Close at 8:00 a.m.

Open #15 #13 #12 #11

Due to large amount of ropers on Sunday #10 will be run on Saturday after #11

Above ropings are $150/roper • Enter 2x • 4-head, progressive after 1

Capped at #5 Elite $50/roper - Enter 5 times

#10

#8 Drawpot

Capped at #6 Elite $50/roper - Enter 5 times 4 head, progressive after 1

Legends (both ends over 50)/ All Girl/Jr. Ropings (One end under 14) • $50/roper Ropings will be run together Enter each division 5x

ATTENTION ROPERS: Due to the small number of Open & #15 ropers, those two ropings are over by 10:00 a.m. if not sooner.

#9

Capped at #4 $150/roper - Enter twice Draw 2 with each entry or 3 if entered Open.

ALL ROPINGS ARE 80% PAYBACK Wild West Buckles to the Average Winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8

Roping starts at 9:00 a.m. each day. All other ropings: Books will open when the previous roping begins and close a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of that roping. TRIAD numbers only. Must be current USTRC member. 2012 cards may be purchased at roping • Win USTRC Flex Earnings! Negative Coggins required at all shows and must be presented. First to enter, last to rope Great Corriente roping cattle furnished by Philipp Ranch.

We will be hosting National Playoffs at our Finals – win the Average at one of our tour stops and qualify, or a certain percentage of Average winners will be taken at Finals. See our website for more information.

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS: May 19-20, 2012 Bryan, Texas Brazos Expo Center Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

June 9-10, 2012 Giddings, Texas Lee County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

July 20-22, 2012

FINALS - Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo Center (Stalls and RV available)

Don Gonzales Saddles to Playoff Winners at the Finals

2012 Sponsors: Beard Navasota Vet Hospital Classic Ropes

2nd Annual Philipp Ranch Horse Sale July 21, 2012

Must attend 3 of 8 ropings to participate at the Finals Dummy Roping at noon on Sunday sponsored by Lone Star Ropes For more information: John 713/806-6012 • Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 139


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M & R Team Roping Productions presents

Cinco de Mayo Classic Cubero, New Mexico

Enter at 9 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m. Both Days

Saturday, May 5, 2012 #12 & #11

90%

Pick or Draw for $30/roper • Enter 6 times

SUPER #12H H %k $150/roper • 90% Payback • Enter 3 times 90 Draw In Option Available aybac

Payback In SUPER #12

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In SUPER #12

Super #12 Example Payout - 50 Teams Round $500 1st $6,000 2nd $4,000 3rd $2,000 4th $1,000

Round 1st 2nd 3rd

Super #12 Example Payout - 100 Teams $500 $10,000 4th $3,000 $7,000 5th $1,500 $4,000 6th $1,000

Sunday, May 6, 2012 All Ropings on Sunday Capped at Elite #5 #10 & #9

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Pick or Draw for $30/roper • Enter 6 times

SUPER #10H H $100/roper • 85% Payback • Enter 4 times Draw In Option Available

Super #10 Example Payout - 50 Teams Round $300 1st $4,000 2nd $2,500 3rd $1,000 4th $700

Super #10 Example Payout - 100 Teams Round $200 1st $8,000 2nd $5,000 3rd $2,500 4th $1,000 5th $300

85%

Payback In SUPER #10

TRIAD numbers only

Matthew 505.238.4595 • Matt 505.290.1230 • www.mandrteamroping.com 140 / APRIL 2012


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The 5th Annual

Tripper Rice Memorial Team Roping May 5-6, 2012 Andrews County Expo Center Andrews, Texas Books open 9:00 a.m.-Rope at 10:00 a.m. both days

 SATURDAY

Open 4-head

$150/roper, Enter 3x #15 Pick or Draw $40/roper, Enter 6x, 4-head #13 Pick or Draw $40/roper, Enter 6x, 4-head #12 Pick or Draw $40/roper, Enter 6x, 4-head

HUgHeS SiNgle Axel STOck TRAileR TO HigH POiNT ROPeR Of THe WeekeND

 SUNDAY

#11 Pick or Draw

$40/roper, Enter 6x, 4-head #10 Pick 1 draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120/roper, Enter 2x #9 Pick 1 draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120/roper, Enter 2x

Henry gold Plated Rifles to Average Winners of Open Roping coats Saddles to High Point Roper of each Day Buckles Awarded to Average Winners of #15 - #9 Ropings Sonny Sylvas Bits to Second High Point Roper of each Day Saddle Pads to Third High Point Roper of each Day All PRiZeS gUARANTeeD



TRIAD Numbers Only â&#x20AC;˘ CASH ONLY Proceeds go to Tripper Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund For Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 Chris Francis 505/429-0164

www.bigdaddyteamroping.com



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WATSON TEAM ROPING SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 JW Arena • Tioga, Texas Books open at 9 a.m. Rope at 10 a.m.

Rain Out Date: May 5, 2012

#9 Pick & Draw • Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $90/roper • Elite #5 cap • Enter 3x for a total of 9 runs #10 Pick & Draw • Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $60/roper • Pick your partners for $30/roper • Elite #6 cap • 9x entry limit • Ropers must enter the draw 1x (2 runs) before picking partners for $30/roper. #11 & #13 • 4 for $30/roper • #11 capped at Elite #7 • 9x entry limit in each roping

Priefert Fully Automatic Roping Chute Awarded To High Point Winner Of The Day (Combine points in 2 ropings only)

TRIAD Numbers Only CASH ONLY

All Ropings: 4-head Progressive after one Handicapped

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For More Information WatsonTeamRoping.com James Watson 903/816-0169


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Example payout: 50 teams 75 teams 10 0 teams 125 teams 1st $3,200 $4,800 $6,400 $7,800 2nd $2,400 $3,600 $4,800 $5,700 3rd $1,600 $2,400 $3,200 $3,700 4t $800 INhHOUSE PROOF$1,200 CRX’D $1,600 $1,800 5th 0 0 0 $1,000 One place added per 25 teams over 100 For more information: Mel Smith 817.366.0877

GALVANNEALED “The strength of steel with the life of aluminum.”

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Fear Not Rodeo & Bible Camp Presents

2012 MAY Men’s Team Roping Retreat Trey Johnson Professional Team Roper 2000 PRCA Rookie of the Year

Come let Trey Johnson, Dennis Aaron and several other top level teachers and instructors teach you how to be a winner in and out of the arena!

WHEN: May 18-20, 2012 Check in Friday, 6 p.m. • Check out Sunday, 3 p.m. WHERE: Fear Not Arena in Springer, Oklahoma (1.5 miles west off of I-35, Exit 42) WHAT: Team Roping School with Bible based seminars and services! Why: Because you need it! Cost: $275 - includes meals, lodging, stalls and instruction (You may stay in bunkhouse or your personal trailer) You have your choice of entering one event: Heading or Heeling. For more information on Fear Not go to fearnotproductions.org Entry Form Name _______________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip _________________________________________________________________ Email ________________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________________________________________ Event you are entering: o Heading o Heeling Lodging: o Bunkhouse o Personal Trailer $100 deposit required. Send entry form and $100 to: Fear Not Productions P.O. Box 82, Springer, Oklahoma 73458 For more information call Buddy 580/465-5408 or Kelly 580/465-5410 Make checks payable to Fear Not Rodeo & Bible Camp 144 / APRIL 2012


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2011 BFI Champions Colby Siddoway and Caleb Twisselman Kirt Steinke Photo

Mon. Mo n . June Ju u n e 18, 1 8 , 2012 2012 







Priefert US Open Tour Points to top 10 in the Average • 2012 USTRC membership required

Come Visit Beautiful Reno, NV, “The Biggest Little City In The World!”

Join us on Facebook for ticket give-aways! (Bob Feist Invitational)

Book Early for Special Promotions!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by d e c u d Reno Rodeo Invitational Team pro

Roping, LLC Perry M. Di Loreto

2012

#11 with a #6 cap

$200,000 TO THE WINNING TEAM

1

DAY

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TRIAD numbers only. Must be current USTRC member to collect winnings. Due to the special format of this roping, USTRC will guarantee Flex Earnings but personal earnings will not be counted. For entry procedures and event information contact: Teresa Di Loreto at 775/359-3000 x129 or Linda Davis 619/301-0905

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Entry Fees $2,750/Roper $5,500/Team

Proud Supporter of


Wednesday ! y l n O s e i Lad June 20, 2012 OPEN ROPING!

Reno Livestock Events Center (Day after the Reno Rodeo Invitational Team Roping)

] $600/Roper $1,200/Team ]

! y l n O s e i Lad

Proud Supporter of

For entry information & forms call Linda Davis 619/301-0905 or Teresa Di Loreto 775/359-3000 x129 Entry fees and forms are due on or before MAY 1, 2012. TRIAD numbers only 2012 USTRC membership required

2012

Reno Rodeo Invitational Team Roping, LLC 985 Damonte Ranch Parkway, Suite 310 Reno, Nevada 89521

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Lake Charles, LA — April 21-22, 2012 Burton Coliseum

T&N Productions

Saturday, April 21  #15 $150/roper Books open at 8:00 a.m.  #13 Warm-up Rope at 9:00 a.m. Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $100/roper Can Enter Any Roping 2X  #13 World Series Qualifier $150/roper • No Cap • Must be 21 Resistol Rule: Cowboy Hat or No Hat  #12 World Series Qualifier Stalls and RV Hook-ups $150/roper • No Cap • Must be 21 available on arrival Sunday, April 22 2012 Upcoming Ropings: June 30-July 1 • Port Allen, LA  #11 Warm-up TBA • Texarkana, AR Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $100/roper Elite #6 heeler cap  #11 World Series Qualifier $150/roper • Elite #6 heeler cap • Must be 21  #10 World Series Qualifier $150/roper • #6 heeler cap • Must be 21 WSTR membership or USTRC membership required to collect winnings: You may purchase  #9 your 2012 WSTR card for $60 on site, online or Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for by calling 505/898-1755 Classifications Powered by TRIAD $150/roper • Elite #5 cap For more information: visit T & N Productions on Facebook or call Natie Johnson 318/235-3622 presented by LONG LIVE COWBOYS.™

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Tulsa, OK April 21-22, 2012

Bridle Creek Saturday,

Sunday,

April 21

April 22

Enter 7:30 a.m. • Rope 9 a.m. – CASH ONLY!

Enter 7:30 a.m. • Rope 9 a.m. – NO AGE LIMITS!

#13 World Series Qualifier

#9 Pick or Draw

$150/roper • Enter 2x

$60/roper • Enter 5x • Capped at #5+ heeler

#12 World Series Qualifier

#8 Pick or Draw Books Close During the #9

$150/roper • Enter 2x

$60/roper • Enter 5x • Capped at #5+ heeler

#11 World Series Qualifier

All Girl – Run with #8

Will not start before noon

Books Close During the #9

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

Bring 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $150

#10 World Series Qualifier

#15 Pick or Draw

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

Bridle Creek Horse Ranch and Resort 5811 Roper Road, Sperry, Oklahoma 74073 Reservations 918.288.2880 (leave message) www/bridlecreekok.com Cabins, stalls and hookups available

Will not start before noon

$100/roper • Enter 3x • Floor: #5 header, #7 heeler Cash Only!

Open Payback 80% Pick or Draw • $150/roper • Enter 2x Floor: #6 header, #7 heeler • Cash Only! CHURCH ON SUNDAY Approx. 11:00 a.m. Three Strands Ministry

• Resistol rule: Cowboy hat or no hat / NO CAPS. • Must turn 21 in 2012 to rope on Saturday. • Open & #15 handicapped

• Producers: Tri-State Productions – Mackey & Kelli Tully mackeytully@live.com • 575.415.4840

• www.wstropings.com • Same format for both ropings • Will NOT be selling USTRC cards onsite!

WSTR membership or USTRC membership required to collect winnings: You may purchase your 2012 WSTR card for $60 on site, on line or by calling 505.898.1755. Classifications powered by TRIAD. Official World Series of Team Roping Sponsors

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#10 Specialty Gold Plus Roping At specified USTRC Sanctioned events, a specialty #10 Gold Plus roping with a #9 Incentive will be added to the schedule for Gold Plus members who are 25 years of age or older. Capped at an Elite #5 • Entry Fee - $100/roper Enter 3 times maximum as any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive 4 Steer Average, Progressive after 1 • Century Bonus included Draw-In Option available to #3 and above headers/heelers $2,000 Flex Earnings awarded to 1st-3rd place in #10 Average and #9 Incentive Average TRIAD Numbers Only • Must be current USTRC Gold Plus member Since these add-on ropings are being produced on a trial basis as part of a pilot program, some of these details are subject to change based on the feedback from Gold Plus members. The specialty add-on Gold Plus roping will be offered at the following 2012 events: New Mexico Championships – Clovis, NM – April 6-8 Panhandle Classic – Amarillo, TX – April 27-29 Spanish Trail Classic – Moab, UT – May 4-6 Red Rock Classic – Gallup, NM – June 1-3 West Texas Championships – San Angelo, TX – June 8-10 Lasso Del Norte – Las Vegas, NM – June 21-24 Oklahoma Championships – Guthrie, OK – June 29-July 1 Turquoise Championships – Gallup, NM – July 27-29 Pine Country Classic – Flagstaff, AZ – September 1-3 Texas Plains Championships – Abilene, TX – September 21-23


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USTRC APPROVED GRASSROOTS EVENT Presented by

Tommy Lee Livestock April 14, 2012 Hutchings Indoor Arena Fallon, Nevada Guaranteed $2,000 in Flex Earnings to the 1st place Average winners and 1st place Incentive Average winners in all divisions ($1,000 per roper). Trophy Saddle to the High Money winner 

Upcoming Events 2012 April 14 Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon, NV April 27-28 Tommy Lee Livestock, Winnemucca, NV May 19 Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon, NV June 2 Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon, NV June 22-24 West Coast Regional Finals Paso Robles, CA July 21 Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon, NV August 24-26 NW Regional Finals Winnemucca, NV

Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping October 20-28, 2012, Oklahoma City, OK

Action Begins at 9 a.m. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012 #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #12 Gold Plus (w/ #10 Inc.)

#11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.) #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw books close at 2 p.m.

Location: Hutchings Indoor Arena 985 Sheckler Cutoff Fallon, NV 89406 Cattle: Tommy Lee Livestock Stalls: Stalls available on a first come first served basis Event Info: Tommy Lee 775.741.4523 Hotels: Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com. Special Rate ID# 00214570

USTRC Draw In Options In Effect (for more information visit www.ustrc.com and click on the “Draw In” link.)

Format  #15 Handicap – 4-steer average progressive after 1, $50/roper, enter 4 times. Top 20 teams to the short round #14 team 1.5 seconds off #13 and under team 3 seconds off #13 Handicap – 4-steer average progressive after 1, $50/roper, enter 4 times. Top 20 teams to the short round #12 team 1.5 seconds off #11 and under team 3 seconds off

#12, #11, #10 and #9 – 4-steer average progressive after 1, $50/roper, enter 4 times. Top 20 teams to the short round #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 Capped at an Elite #6 (w/ #9 Inc.) #9 Capped at an Elite #5 (w/ #8 Inc.)

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) 3-steer average progressive after 1, $150/roper, enter 1 time Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 #7 team – 2 seconds off #6 and under team – 3 seconds off Top 30 teams to the short round

A 2012 USTRC membership is required before you rope and may be purchased at this event


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USTRC APPROVED GRASSROOTS EVENT ClASSiC 10 ROPiNG Upcoming Events 2012 Presented by

Tommy Lee Livestock

April 27, 2012 Winnemucca Indoor Arena Winnemucca, Nevada Friday , April 27, 2012 Books open 4:00 p.m. Rope at 5:30 p.m. #12 Handicap 4 for $75/roper, no caps, enter all you want

Buckle to High Point Roper

Saturday , April 28, 2012

#10 Handicap 4 for $350/roper, capped at #6, enter 4 times 25% stock charge, 3 full go rounds #9 team 1 sec. off, #8 team 2 sec. off, #7 & below 3 sec. off

Saddles to Average Winners Buckle to High Point Senior and Lady Ropers PRizES PAid FOR By PROdUCER

May 19 Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon, NV June 2 Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon, NV June 22-24 West Coast Regional Finals Paso Robles, CA July 21 Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon, NV August 24-26 NW Regional Finals Winnemucca, NV

Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping October 20-28, 2012, Oklahoma City, OK $40,000 To Average Winners Plus Trophy Saddles Location: Payout based on 250 teams 1st $40,000 7th $4,000 Cattle: 2nd $20,000 8th $3,000 Stalls: 3rd $14,000 9th $2,000 4th $8,000 10th $1,800 5th $6,500 11th $1,500 Event info: 6th $5,000 12th $1,200 13th - 15th $1,000 Hotels: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Round 1st $3,000, 2nd $2,000, 3rd $1,000 Short Round - 1st $3,000

Winnemucca Indoor Arena Winnemucca, NV Tommy Lee Livestock Stalls available on a first come first served basis Tommy Lee 775.741.4523 or Kim Bendickson 775.221.1670 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com. Special Rate ID# 00214570

Entry Form: MUST BE ENTERED BY APRIL 15, 2012 TO AVOID LATE FEE Mail entry form plus fees to: Kim Bendickson • 1900 Strasdin Ln. • Fallon, NV 88406 Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________City/State/Zip______________________________________________ Phone____________________________ USTRC I.D. # _______________________ TRIAD Classification # Head______ Heel_______ Partner_________________________________________________________________________ Head______ Heel_______ Partner's USTRC I.D. # _______________________ TRIAD Classification # Head______ Heel_______ Partner_________________________________________________________________________ Head______ Heel_______ Partner's USTRC I.D. # _______________________ TRIAD Classification # Head______ Heel_______ Partner_________________________________________________________________________ Head______ Heel_______ Partner's USTRC I.D. # _______________________ TRIAD Classification # Head______ Heel_______ Partner_________________________________________________________________________ Head______ Heel_______ Partner's USTRC I.D. # _______________________ TRIAD Classification # Head______ Heel_______ I, ________________________________, agree as a condition of my organization of or participation in any activity taking place on the premises, whether sponsored by, held by, or permitted to be held by Tommy Lee Livestock, Tommy Lee or Kim Bendickson, or any organization in any way associated with Tommy Lee Livestock, Tommy Lee or Kim Bendickson, to release, save harmless, defend, protect and indemnify Tommy Lee Livestock, Tommy Lee and Kim Bendickson and any members, officers and directors from loss, damages or liability of any sort arising out of or in any way relating to my organization of or participation in said activity. Participant/Organizer _______________________________________________________________________ Date___________________________________


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Arkansas 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)

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

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

6 Trophy Gist Spurs

APRIL 13-15, 2012

Format

FORT SMITH, AR

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, APRIL 13

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

• #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

• #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Harper Stadium / Kay Rodgers Park, 4317 North 50th Street, Ft. Smith, AR 72901 Directions: From I-40 take 540 south. Take Kelly Highway. Exit west to 50th Street, go right approximately 1 mile. Arena is on the left. Producer: Denny & Lynn Flynn 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, Ty Hillman. Event Info: Denny Flynn 479.965.6800 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn & Suites, 6500 Rogers Ave. 479.434.5400. Located on Rogers Ave. just off I-540. Free deluxe hot breakfast, in-room microwaves and frig., 32" LCD HD TV, wireless internet, gourmet Keurig coffee makers. Rate $85 for standard room, $100 for suites, ask for roper’s discount. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

• Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

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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 • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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 Earningss • Top 20 teams to the short round. #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.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Front Range

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS

• Average winners of the #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

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)

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

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

2 Trophy Rope Bags

APRIL 13-15, 2012

Format

PUEBLO, CO

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

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

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO Directions: From I-25 exit 97-A, go right on Abricado Ave., then turn left on Northern Ave. Take a right on Prairie Ave. to main gates on west side.

Producer: Rope the Rockies, Jeff Smith and Ike Cox 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, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, Ike Cox 660.425.5502 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites at Southgate (Exit 94) 719.566.1726; Microtel Inn (Exit 94) 719.242.2020 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

• Average winners of the All Girl

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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 • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #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.

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


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Visit the Ori ginal!

If you like country music, cowgirls and cowboys –

Then Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the small community of Leon Springs. Founded in the 1800s by Max Aue, Leon Spring’s cityscape changed when Max’s son, Rudolph, opened a one-stop gas station, garage, and grocery store. Bar-B-Q was added to the operation in 1989, and Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q has been serving up tasty food ever since. The same original recipes that built Rudy’s Leon Springs’ reputation are now available throughout the Southwest. Our pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood than the mesquite used by others. Along withVSA time and oak, we cook with a dry spice that ensures each plate of Rudy’s Bar-B-Q is perfectly ready for you. Apply some of our famous “Sause” and dinner is served.

is your place to party. Just like Texas, size is of importance and you can find it all under one roof at this country venue. Not only will you be entertained by great performers on stage, there is a mechanical bull, lots of bars, a huge dance floor and there is even a second level. Rudy’s “Country Store ” and Bar-B-Q Welcomes USTRC Roper s! IN HOUSE PROOF

24152 W. IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 210.698.2141 or find a location near you at www.rudysbbq.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio / Boerne

Fairfield Inn & Suites Boerne offers ropers an ideal location to enjoy “Hill Country” hospitality within easy reach of the Rose Palace, as well as San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Sea World. You can relax in your oversized room or suite after roping all day or enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness and business centers, free WiFi and meeting room. We are conveniently located off of IH10 West Exit 543, close to historical downtown Boerne.

6 Cascade Caverns Road Boerne, Texas 78006 Reservations – 800.228.2800 Direct Hotel – 830.368.4167 162 / APRIL 2012

Come out and enjoy a night of fun in San Antonio at Cowboys Dancehall!VSA CRX’D Doors Open: Wednesday – 8 p.m. Thursday – 7 p.m. Friday – 8 p.m. Saturday – 7 p.m. Sunday – 6 p.m.

The Dodging Duck Brewhaus & Restaurant is located in Boerne, Texas. We have an eclectic menu of international and local favorites, from Thai Lettuce Wraps to Chimichurri Grilled Beef Tenderloin to Bratwurst & Sauerkraut. Best of all, we brew great beer! We’ve already won three gold and three silver medals at the World Beer Championships! Open Every Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri-Sat Join us for Ducky Hour every weekday from 3-6 p.m.

402 River Road Boerne, Texas 78006

830/248-DUCK

COWBOYS DANCEHALL SAN ANTONIO, TX

IN HOUSE PROOF

3030 NE Loop 410 at I-35, San Antonio, Texas or call us for directions at 210.646.9378

CRX’D


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Texas

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 10 Trophy Martin Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS

• Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK APRIL 19-22, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX

THURS., APRIL 19 10 a.m.

FRI., APRIL 20 9 a.m.

SAT., APRIL 21 9:00 a.m.

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

• #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #15 Handicap

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

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

• #12 (with #11 Inc.) 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

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

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

Format

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ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points

SUN., APRIL 22 9:00 a.m. • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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.

COWBOY CHURCH 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Location: San Antonio Rose Palace, 25665 Boerne Stage Road, San Antonio, TX 78255 Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus

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.

members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: La Quinta Inn & Suites, 25042 I-10 West, San Antonio, Texas 210.564.6700 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Texas Animal Health will be checking Coggins papers. Have them current, they will be checked! 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

#8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $120/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.

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


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

South Alabama 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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK APRIL 21-22, 2012 ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, APRIL 21 • Open (with #15 Inc.) • #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap

• #12 (with #11 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included • #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.) 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

ANDALUSIA, AL

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 3 Trophy Martin Saddles • High Money #7 & over roper • High Money #5 and #6 roper • High Money #4 & below roper Specialty Ropings excluded

35 Trophy Gist Buckles

Sponsors: Fuller Supply Ben Atkinson Motors ALFA Insurance Co. Alabama Farmers Co-op Priester's Pecans F.R.M. Feeds Twisted Spur Montgomery Serum

• Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

4

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

FORMAT

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $150/roper, 3-steer average

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 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. #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.

• #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

Location: The Covington Center Arena Directions: 24000 AL Hwy 55, Andalusia, AL 36420, 334.428.2045. From north of Andalusia: Take I-65 to Georgiana exit 114, then Hwy 31 to McKenzie, (it will then turn into) AL Hwy 55 South to River Falls. Turn left onto Hwy 84 East and travel to Andalusia. At the first intersection (Rite Aide), turn right onto Hwy 29 South. Travel 2.8 miles, turn left onto Hwy 55 South. Facility is 1.4 miles on the left. From south of Andalusia: Take Hwy 29 North to Andalusia, turning right at the city limits onto Hwy 55 South. Facility is 1.4 miles on the left. From east of Andalusia: Take Hwy 84 West to Andalusia. At intersection of Hwy 29 and Hwy 84 West, continue 5 miles and turn left onto Hwy 55 South. Facility is 1.4 miles on the left. From west of Andalusia: Take Hwy 84 East to Andalusia. At first intersection (Rite Aide), turn right onto Hwy 29 South. Travel 2.8 miles, turn left onto Hwy 55 South. Facility is 1.4 miles on the left. Producer: Ed Allen Stalls: First come, first served basis. 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, Ty Hillman. Event Info: Ed Allen 256.825.8171 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Days Inn 334.427.0050. Ask for Allen’s roping rates. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

South Dakota

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CHAMPIONSHIPS

3 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points

33 Trophy Gist Buckles

(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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK APRIL 27-29, 2012

RAPID CITY, SD

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 10 a.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 10 a.m.

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 1, enter 2 times for $100/roper, 3-steer average

• #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

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

Location: Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, SD Directions: 800 San Francisco St., Rapid City, SD Producer: Steele Roping Cattle: Steele Roping 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, Ty Hillman. Event Info: Larry Steele 307.290.0743 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Grand Gateway 605.342.1300; Foothills 605.348.5640 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

• Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

2 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of the All Girl

FORMAT

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 1 p.m.

• #15 Handicap

• High Money Winner each day (specialty ropings excluded)

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 / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 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. #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.

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


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Missouri

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CLASSIC

• Average winners of the #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

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)

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

6 Trophy Gist Spurs • Average Winners of the #15, #13 & #12

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

2 Trophy Rope Bags

APRIL 27-29, 2012

Format

BETHANY, MO

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Hickory Hill Arena, 27775 East 220th Avenue, Bethany, MO 64424 Directions: I-35 to Exit 93 at Bethany,Mo. Go 1 mile west to intersection of State Hwy 69. Go north 2.5 miles to 280th Street. Head east 1/4 mile to Hickory Hill Arena.

Producer: Jeff Smith & Ike Cox Cattle: C Bar 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, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6087 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Super 8 Motel 660.425.8881; Best Western 660.425.8006; Family Budget Inn 660.425.7915 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

• Average winners of the All Girl

2

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 • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #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.

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


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Midnight Rodeo Amarillo Welcomes USTRC Ropers!

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For over 21 years, Amarillo, as well as the residents of the Texas Panhandle, have adopted Midnight Rodeo as their own. Easily the largest honky-tonk in the Texas Panhandle, Midnight Rodeo boasts – as you would expect Texans to – over 20,000 square feet of two-steppin’ and longneckin’. More than 3,000 cases per year of consumed Coors Light don’t lie, this is the place to dance, party and live the Texas way at night!

Country Barn Steakhouse embraces an authentic Western heritage of the working cowboy. Country Barn is proud to serve Bonsmara beef, hand cut fresh daily, ocean fresh fish, buttery lobster, red king crab, Jamie’s fine authentic Mexican food and award winning hickory smoked BBQ with all the trimmings.

Come in and visit our saloon with the car on the wall! We have the finest liquor selection available in town with the most reasonable prices, three big screen TV’s to watch your favorite sports, and an incredible staff to make your visit pleasant and enjoyable. Mon - Thurs 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. • Sat - Sun 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

8200 I-40 West - Amarillo, TX 79159 • 806-335-2325


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Panhandle

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CLASSIC

8 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

• Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

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

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

6 Sets of Trophy Gist Spurs

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

• 1st place Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13

(awarded through 10th in the Average)

APRIL 27-29, 2012

AMARILLO, TX

Format

ACTION STARTS 8 a.m. DAILY

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

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

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

• #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

COWBOY CHURCH 6.30 a.m. Sunday

Location: Amarillo National Center, 3301 East 10th, Amarillo, TX 79104 Directions: East on I-40 to Grand Street, exit north 2 miles to Tri State Fairgrounds. All trailers must enter and exit at Gate 3 on 3rd Street.

Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: 450 new stalls. Not tie-ups or portable panels. 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, Ty Hillman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Ambassador Hotel 806.358.6161 www.ambassadoramarillo.com 3100 I-40 West (Georgia Exit) 3.5 miles from fairgrounds. Ask for USTRC Roper Rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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 / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $120/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.

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


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Mississippi 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)

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 3 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money winner each day (Specialty ropings excluded)

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

2 Trophy Rope Bags

MAY 4-6, 2012

Format

JACKSON, MS

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

SATURDAY, MAY 5

SUNDAY, MAY 6

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • #13 Handicap

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

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $150/roper, 3-steer average

• #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 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Jackson Expo Center, 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson MS 39202. Directions: I-55 North or South take High Street exit. Producer: Steve & Sherry Judd Cattle: Texas Bar 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, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Steve Judd 601.928.3218 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Red Roof Inn 800.843.7663; Hampton Inn 601.352.1700 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

• Average winners of the All Girl

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 / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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 / 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. #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.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Spanish Trail 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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 4-6, 2012

MOAB, UT

SATURDAY, MAY 5 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 9 a.m.

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

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

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.)

• #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Spanish Trails Arena, 3500 S. Hwy. 191, Moab, UT 84532

Producer: Walt Eddy / Red Rock Productions Cattle: Reed & Keith Flake 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, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Red Stone Inn 800.772.1972 or 435.259.3500, 535 South Main Big Horn Lodge 800.325.6171 or 435.259.6171, 550 South Main Moab Valley Inn 800.831.6622 or 435.259.4419, 711 South Main. Indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub, free continental breakfast, guest laundry, suites available. www.moabvalleyinn.com Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

3 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money winner each day (Specialty roping excluded)

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

Format

FRIDAY, MAY 4 10 a.m.

• #15 Handicap

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

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 / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #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.

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


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Ohio

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CLASSIC

2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points

33 Trophy Gist Buckles

(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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 12-13, 2012

BROOKVILLE, OH

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, MAY 12 • Open (with #15 Inc.) • #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

SUNDAY, MAY13

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

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12:00 noon)

• #9 (with #8 Inc.)

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $150/roper, 3-steer average

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

Location: Circle G Arena, 10816 Veriba Rd., Lewisburg, Ohio Directions: From Dayton take I-70 to Rt. 49. Go approximately 3/4 mile to Rt. 40 (stop light). Take Rt. 40 west (left at light) approximately 6 miles to Preble County Line Rd. Turn right, got 2 miles to Sonora Rd. (Sweet Potato Ridge Rd. on east side of County Line Rd.) Turn left on Sonora, go 1/2 mile, turn right into Circle G. Arena. Producer: Steve Rickly Cattle: Rockin' R Ranch 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, Ty Hillman. Event Info: Steve or Connie Rickly 740.969.2376, 740.974.1132 or the USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Richmond Inn 765.966.6559; 6030 National Road East, Richmond, IN. Ask for team roper rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

• High Money winner each day (Specialty ropings excluded) May only win one saddle. • 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 Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

Format

5

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $60/roper. Enter 4 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. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/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.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Cowboy Capital

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CLASSIC

10 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Two Arenas US Open Tour Points Will Be Used

27 Trophy Gist Buckles

(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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 18-20, 2012

• Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw • 2nd place Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd and 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

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

STEPHENVILLE, TX Format

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 18

SATURDAY, MAY 19

SUNDAY, MAY 20

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

• #9 (with #8 Inc.)

• #13 Handicap

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

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #15 Handicap

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off

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

2

COWBOY CHURCH 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Location: Lonestar Arena, 4916 N. US Hwy. 377, Stephenville, TX 76401 See map. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. 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, Ty Hillman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western Cross Timbers 254.968.0002, 1625 W. South Loop 377 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

#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. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $120/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.

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


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Kansas

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS

• Average winners of the #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

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

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

6 Pairs of Trophy Gist Spurs

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

• Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 18-20, 2012

HUTCHINSON, KS

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

SUNDAY, MAY 20

FRIDAY, MAY 18

SATURDAY, MAY 19

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

• #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Kansas State Fairgrounds Expo Center Directions: 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502 Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold

TWO ARENAS WILL BE USED IF NEEDED

Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Days Inn 620.665.3700; Grand Prairie Hotel & Convention Center 620.669.9311 Holiday Inn Express 620.669.5200 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

2 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of All Girl

Format

2

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 • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #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.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

North Country 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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 26-28, 2012

CANNON FALLS, MN

SATURDAY, MAY 26 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 27 9 a.m.

MONDAY, MAY 28 9 a.m.

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

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

• #10 Century Add-on $60/roper, enter 4 times No minimum age

• #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

Location: Simon Arena Directions: 29100 Harry Ave., Randolph, MN 55065. Two miles north of Canon Falls on Hwy. 52. Turn left on County Rd. 86 and take frontage road (Harry Ave.) back 1/2 mile. Follow signs for Simon Arena. Producer: Kevin & Cynthia Tyvoll Cattle: Kevin & Cynthia Tyvoll 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, Ty Hillman. Event Info: Kevin & Cynthia Tyvoll 715.262.3898 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Saratoga Inn 507.263.7272 • Caravan Inn 507.263.4777 • AmericInn 651.437.8877 Hasting Regency Inn 651.438.8888 • Silver Bell Motel 651.437.0942 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 1 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddle • High Money winner of the weekend (Specialty ropings excluded)

33 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

4 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of the Century • Average winners of the All Girl

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 / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 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. #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.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

West of the Ozarks CLASSIC

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points

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

19 Trophy Gist Buckles

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

• Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

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

6 Pairs of Trophy Gist Spurs

(awarded through 10th in the Average)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 1-3, 2012

GROVE, OK

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, 3-steer average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

• #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Flying Cow Arena Directions: 55100 East Hwy. 59, Afton, OK 74331. Will Rogers Turnpike exit 302 to intersection of Hwy. 60 & 59. At Buffalo Ranch Truck Plaza go south toward Grove for 3 miles. Arena is on the left.

Producer: Jeff Smith 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, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Stonebrook Inn 918.786.9799 Ask for the Flying Cow Arena rate Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

2 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of All Girl

Format

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

• #15 Handicap

• Average winners of the #15, #13, & #12

2

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 • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #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.

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


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Red Rock CLASSIC

presented by

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)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 1-3, 2012

GALLUP, NM

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 1

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

• Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

• Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included. Enter 3 times $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average & Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

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

• #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

Location: Red Rock State Park Directions: NM 566, Gallup, NM 87301. From I-40 East, take Exit 33, go 4.5 miles west on frontage road, follow signs to Red Rock State Park.

Producer: Red Rock Roping Productions / Walt Eddy Cattle: Reed & Keith Flake 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, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Walt Eddy 505.879.6181 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: El Rancho 505.863.9311 • Red Roof Inn 505.722.7765 Comfort Inn & Suites 505.863.3445 • La Quinta 505.722.2233

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

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

19 Trophy Gist Buckles • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd 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 #15, #13 & #12

Format

2

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 • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $120/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.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Florida Panhandle CHAMPIONSHIPS

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 33 Trophy Gist Buckles

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

• Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

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

2 Trophy Rope Bags

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

• Average winners of the All Girl

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

JUNE 2-3, 2012

MARIANNA, FL

FORMAT

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, JUNE 2 • Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • #15 Handicap

• #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 • All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $180/roper, • #10 (with #9 Inc.) • #9 (with #8 Inc.)

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12:00 noon)

Location: Jackson County Ag. Center Directions: 3631 Hwy. 90, Marianna, FL 32446. I-10, Exit 20. Producer: JX2 Productions & John Johnson 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, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: John Johnson 423.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Holiday Inn Express 850.526.2900 Quality Inn 850.526.5600

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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 / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 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. #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.

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


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

West Texas 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

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

21 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

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

• Incentive Averge winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

• Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

JUNE 8-10, 2012

SAN ANGELO, TX

ACTION STARTS 8 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 8 SATURDAY, JUNE 9 • Open (with #15 Inc.) • #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap • #12 (with #11 Inc.)

• Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included • #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #10 (with #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 • Specialty #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included Enter 3 times, $100/roper $2,000 in Flex Earnings to 1st-3rd in the Average and Incentive Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

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

COWBOY CHURCH 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Location: 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena Directions: 4722 Grape Creek Rd., San Angelo,TX 76903. From 87 N., left on FM 2105, right on Grape Creek Rd., left on 50th, arena is on the right.

Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Ramada Inn Limited 325.653.8442. 2201 N. Bryant Blvd. Free Continental Breakfast; Ask for USTRC rate

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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

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

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 / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 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. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $120/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.


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2012 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

2012 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

Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2000 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

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 $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 – $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2000 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) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #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

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

Option 2 $120 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

$150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 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 NonIncentive (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

#15, #13 $100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th 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

#15, #13 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 team will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round

Option 1

2012 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

$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

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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) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #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

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 US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 NonIncentive (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

Option 2

#15, #13

$120 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

$80 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th 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

Option 1

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

2012 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

Option 1

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $80 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

$150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

(Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #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

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw)

Option 1

$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

$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

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#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4)

Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 $120 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

2012 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

Option 1 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 5head average with the Incentive determined on 4 head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 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 NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head


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#10 Incentive Progressive after 1 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) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th 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) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #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

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 Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 $120 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

2012 Format 5 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

#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

Option 1

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4)

$150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #15 Incentive Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

(Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #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

Open with #15 Incentive

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 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

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

Option 2 $120 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

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 Draw-In Option (For all Formats) Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonNeed a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Pick or Draw any combination of partners. #10 Incentive Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions Progressive after 1 (#15 - #9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th 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 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average

#13 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 (with #11 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 (with #10 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler #10 (with #9 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler # 9 (with #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 #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 Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 2 – Choose not to pay for the extra run and be eligible for only ½ of the prize money up to $1,000 and forfeit any prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 3 – Decline the extra run

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US OPEN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS Season Dates: Begins September 12, 2011 and ends October 22, 2012. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. Qualification to the 2012 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.

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• 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.

• 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.

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Regional Finals

Panhandle Classic New Mexico Championships Bluegrass Championships Arkansas Championships Front Range Championships

6 South Alabama Championships 7 Texas Championships 9 Northeast Kansas Championships 3 South Dakota Championships 10 Missouri Championships

ROPER MATH $200 (total fuel charge one way) x 2 (going to and from roping) = $400 (Total amount of fuel for trip : 4 (number of ropers traveling together = $100 (Each roper’s share of fuel expense) 184 / APRIL 2012

Bonus $140 (total cost of fuel) : 4 (number of ropers) = $35 each

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A A Cut Above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Action RV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .105 Clinton Anderson Down Under Horsemanship . . . . . . . .89 Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .188

Bob Feist Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . .119, 120 Flying C Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Forty Plus Team Roping Championships . . . . . . . . . . .122 Four Quarter Circle, LLC . . . . . . . . . . .103

G B Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .71 Dub Grant Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Big Ticket Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .23 Perry Bigbee Memorial Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 H Brazos County Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Brother-In-Law Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Productions . . . . . . . . . .128, 129, 130

C Cactus Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Champion's Choice Buckles . . . . . . . . .46 ChoiceHotels.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Chute Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 82-83 Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 187 Clovis Livestock Auction, Inc. . . . . . . . .55 Computer Software for Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Country Barn Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . .168 Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . .75 Cowboy Event Finder . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Cowboys Dancehall . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Crossfire Productions . . . . .125, 126-127

I International Finals Youth Rodeo . . . . .186 J Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 K Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 L L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .104 LCI Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Linear Rubber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

M M & R Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Mathews Land & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . .141 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Merck Animal Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 D D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .111 Perry DiLoreto . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150-151 Mr. Gatti's Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Dodging Duck Brewhaus and Restaurant . . . . . . . .162 N Double Dollar Livestock . . . . . . . . . . .149 National Horsemen's Association . . . . .112 National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . .11, 113 E National Senior Equibrand / Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Team Roping Championships . . . . . .143 National Team Roping League . . .114-118 F Fairfield Inn and Suites . . . . . . . . . . . .162 O Fear Not Roping Productions . . . . . . . .144 Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School .113

P Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Roger Peters Livestock Insurers, Inc. . .112 Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 James Pickens, Jr. Foundation Charity Roping . . . . . . .137 Pitzer Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Preifert Rodeo and Ranch Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Q Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 R Ray Radford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Ram Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .77, 133 Red River Cow Palace . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . .106 Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Robertson Hill Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Rocking G Cattle Company . . . . . . . . .132 Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3 Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Rope Horse Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Rope Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .111 Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Royal Horn Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Windy Ryon Memorial Roping . . . . . . .145 S S & S Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Southern Colorado Livestock . . . . . . . .109 Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 T TLC Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . .143 Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . .131 Toot Toot Restaurant and Peddler's Post . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Triangle Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Twister Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 U USTRC Events: Arkansas Championships . . . . . . . . .160 Cowboy Capital Classic . . . . . . . . . .173 Florida Panhandle Classic . . . . . . . .179 Front Range Championships . . . . . .161 Kansas Championships . . . . . . . . . .174 Mississippi Championships . . . . . . . .170 Missouri Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 North Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . .176 Ohio Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 Panhandle Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 Red Rock Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 South Alabama Championships . . . .164 South Dakota Championships . . . . .165 Spanish Trail Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Texas Championships . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Tommy Lee Grassroots . . . . . . .158, 159 West of the Ozarks Classic . . . . . . . .177 West Texas Championships . . . . . . . .180 USTRC Formats 2012 . . . . . . . . .181-184 USTRC Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 USTRC Membership Application . . . . . . . .49-51 USTRC Payout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27 USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 USTRC TRIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 V Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .113 W James Watson Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .107 World Series Events T & N Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Tri-State Championships . . . . . . . . .155 World Series of Team Roping . .152, 153 Zamora Roping Productions . . . . . . .156 Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Z ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

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