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UNITED STATES CALF ROPERS ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 690, Giddings, Texas 78942 979.542.1239 fax 979.542.0170 www.USCRA.com

10 USCRA Events – Tejas, Rocking B and Spring Classic DEPARTMENTS

25 Good Times Calf Roping Assn.

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26 Down The Line

13 USCRA Membership Application

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23 News and Notes

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24 USCRA World Standings

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COVER PHOTO: Daniel Green finished the grueling five round (25 Runs) at the Timed Event Championships in 313.6 seconds to win $50,000 at title of Timed Event Championships Photo Courtesy of Photography by Phifer - rodeobum.com CORRECTION: The March 2013 cover photo was of Danny Stephens Photo Courtesy of Cowgirl at Heart Photography

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Green Clinches Third Timed Event Title Cowboy Utilizes 17 Years’ Experience in Championship to Better a Talented Field

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ith a crack in his voice and tears in his eyes, Daniel Green talked to his wife, Shawnda, who was home in Oakdale, California. “We did it,” he said. “I love you so much. I miss you. I wish you were here to see this.” On Sunday afternoon, Green clinched his third Timed Event Championship title in the 17 years he’s been competing at this unique competition. He finished the rugged 25-run contest with a cumulative time of 313.6

Daniel Green wins his third Timed Event Title

seconds to claim the top prize. In all, he’ll leave the Lazy E Arena with $52,000. “Mission accomplished,” said Green, 40, who also won in 2002 and 2008. “It wasn’t perfect by any means. Many times it’s not, but that’s the Timed Event Championship. It’s adapt, adjust and overcome. It’s the guy that perseveres, and I just kept my mind set. These kids were coming in here and roping fast, and I just kept solid. I’ve been here enough

to know.” Green worked through the last of the five-round competition in 76.0 seconds, his slowest round of the weekend. But it secured the coveted title and the $50,000 top prize – he also added $2,000 for finishing eighth in the fastestround aspect of the contest. Green’s 313.6 was 30.3 seconds faster than the runner-up Paul David Tierney, the son of fourtime world champion Paul Tierney from Oral, South Dakota – the youngest of the three Tierneys in the mix earned $25,000. “It feels awesome to win that kind of money,” Paul David Tierney said, explaining that’s the largest check he’s received in competition. “That’ll make things a lot easier now.” The top timed-event cowboys

Paul David Tierney claimed the number two position of the 5-round Average with a 25-head total of 343.9 seconds. He took home $25,000 for his work at the Lazy E Arena. 6 • APRIL 2013


Daniel Green finished the grueling five round (25 runs) at the Timed Event Championships in 313.6 seconds to win $50,000 and the title of Timed Event Championships.

in rodeo are invited to compete in the challenge, which just concluded its 29th year. Each competes in all five disciplines, team roping-heading, team ropingheeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping. Over the course of the three days, contestants competed 25 times. Money is paid out in aggregate,

paying the cowboys with the top eight cumulative scores, and also in the fastest rounds. Trevor Brazile is the only sixtime winner in Timed Event Championship history. He placed third in this year’s event, earning $15,000 for that feat. But he also posted the fastest go-round, completed in 44.3 seconds during

the third performance to add another $10,000 to his wallet. “Usually if things are going good, I’m not trying to get that,” said Brazile, who has earned the top round prize six times in his career. “If things are going good, then I’m just being steady.” That was the key for Green. Not only did he claim his third LOOPS MAGAZINE • 7


title, he was one of three past champions to finish in the top four of this year’s event: Brazile in third, and five-time titlist K.C. Jones of Burlington, Wyoming, in fourth. “If I beat the course, then not all of them are going to beat me,” Green said. “I’ve never been beat by someone here if I feel like I

beat the course. The course is the toughest competition.” The 2013 Timed Event Championship was sponsored by Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Pendleton Whisky, Wrangler, American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance, Cross Bar Gallery, Ram Trucks, John Vance Motors, Transwest-Cimarron

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The Timed Event Championship is a true test of the top all-around cowboys in rodeo. Not only must they handle all five disciplines, but they must be able to handle any challenges. That includes being able to ride different horses throughout the competition. Early (round 3) in the five round event, Timed Event Championships first-timers Trell Etbauer of Goodwell, Oklahoma was number one in the Average with Dustin Bird of Cut Bank, Montana right behind him in the number two spot. The 17-time PRCA World Champion, Trevor Brazile posted the fastest go-round of this year’s event with a 44.3-second round. It was the second fastest go-round in the 29-year history of the Timed Event Championship, second only to his own record run of 43.5 seconds in 2006.

New-comer to the Timed Event Championships, Trell Etbauer was at one time leading the Average race. He slipped to 7th when the dust settled with a 25-head total of 364.8 seconds that yielded him $4,500 in cash.

Arena Record Bonus - 2013 was a record braking year as Jade Corkill set the new arena record in the heeling competition with a 4.3 seconds run Though he doesn’t wrestle steers very often, Trevor Brazile posted a fast run in round 3. His 4.0-second steer wrestling run, tied Clayton Hass for the fastest of this year’s event Two-time and reigning PRCA World Champion header Chad Masters is likely out of the competition for much of this season. Members of the Lazy E Sports medicine crew reported that he suffered a serious knee injury in round 2 in the steer wrestle event. 8 • APRIL 2013

Jade Corkill struck the 2013 Timed Event Championships field of ropers with an arena record, a 4.3 second heeling run.


Trevor Brazile finished third in the aggregate to win $15,000, as well as another $10,000 for the fasted round of the 2013 event.

Final Results $153,000 Purse Average 1. Daniel Green, 313.6 seconds on 25 runs, $50,000; 2. Paul David Tierney, 343.9, $25,000; 3. Trevor Brazile, 352.4, $15,000; 4. K.C. Jones, 354.1, $10,000; 5. Jess Tierney, 361.7, $7,500; 6. Russell Cardoza, 362.6, $5,000; 7. Trell Etbauer, 364.8, $4,500; 8. Erich Rogers, 375.1, $3,000 Fastest Go-Round 1. Trevor Brazile, 44.3 seconds, $10,000; 2. Kyle Lockett, 46.5, $6,000; 3. Clayton Hass, 49.6, $5,000; 4. Clay Smith, 50.1, $4,000; 5. Jess Tierney, 50.5, $3,000; 6. Daniel Green 51.0, $2,000 Arena Record Bonus Jade Corkill, 4.3 seconds in heeling, $3,000 Overall Money 1. Daniel Green, $52,000; 2. Paul David Tierney and Trevor Brazile, $25,000; 4. Jess Tierney, $10,500; 5. K.C. Jones, $10,000; 6. Kyle Lockett, $6,000; 7. Russell Cardoza and Clayton Hass, $5,000; 9. Trell Etbauer, $4,500; 10. Clay Smith, $4,000; 11. Erich Rogers and Jade Corkill, $3,000 LOOPS MAGAZINE • 9


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to sit back and enjoy the February 23 event at the on site steak house and bar. Four saddles were awarded at the final day of the Rockin B USCRA roping at Sharber Arena in Oklahoma. The March 4 event handed out the grand prizes to Brian Zorger in the EE Roping, Freddy Vest in the 00 Roping, John Denny in the 00 Select Roping and Joseph Porter who took home the #1 Roping trophy saddle. Congratulations to all of these ropers and to everyone who competed and enjoyed the Rockin B Saddle series. One of the biggest ropings so far this season, the Spring Classic in Giddings, proved yet again to be a hotspot for ropers. Acting almost like

the official kickoff event for many ropers, the Spring Classic held at the LCSP Arena, once again welcomed a host of ropers in every division and paid out lots of cash, including $4,000 in added money. The event included lots action with the 3 full rounds and 2-short round format. Ropers had a chance to fill their pockets full of cash in each of the five rounds and the Average. The USCRA is off to a great start this season and ropers everywhere are the ones benefiting from the great payouts and fun of each USCRA event. So if you haven’t attended a USCRA event yet this season, get a move on and get in the middle of the excitement only the USCRA offers!

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he USCRA is blowing into the new season this Spring. They hosted several events over the past month including the Tejas Championships in Bulverde, Texas, the Spring Classic in Giddings, Texas and wrapped up the Rocking B Saddle Series in Oklahoma. Each roping increases the money paid out already this year from the USCRA adding to the rankings of the USCRA World Championship race! The Tejas roping was a great event and ropers flocked to the event, hosted just outside San Antonio, for a chance to claim some of this year’s payout. The USCRA and the Tejas Rodeo Arena rolled out the red carpet to those who entered up with not only a top-notch event, but a chance

James Girard - Average Winner of the Spring Classic 00 Select Roping

Chad Boggs - Average Winner of the Spring Classic #1 Roping

Larry Becker - Average Winner of the Spring Classic 00 Roping

Jerome Klawinsky - Average Winner of the Spring Classic EE Roping 10 • APRIL 2013

Russell Moore in the 00 Roping at the USCRA Tejas Chamionships


Greg Moddesette in the 00-Select Roping at the USCRA Tejas Chamionships

USCRA Spring Classic March 2-3, 2013 Giddings, Texas EE Roping 38 Ropers $1,000 Bonus Round 1 1. Scott Collins, 1104, $220; 2. James Seeman, 12.41, $185; 3. Randy Roberts, 12.55, $150; 4. Frank Johnson, 13.96, $110; 5. Aaron Matthijetz Round 2 1. Billy Thompson, 11.3, $220; 2. Brian Batchler, 12.13, $185; 3. Scott Collins, 12.63, $150; 4. Cleo Hearn, $110; 5. Neilon Reitz Round 3 1. Ricky Peoples, 9.84, $220; 2. Scott Collins, 10.22, $155; 3. Dewayne Thomas, 12.63, $150; 4. Troy Carr, 12.62, $110; 5. Cody Parks, 19.29, $75 Short Round 1 1. Billy Thompson, 11.13, $205; 2. Aaron Matthijetz, 11.25, $140 Short Round 2 1. Billye Thompson, 10.80, $205; 2. Frank Johnson, 12.12, $140 Average (5-Head) 1. Jerome Klawinsky, 84.04, $605; 2. Bob Haygood, 88.78, $505; 3. Billye Thompson, 51.96/4, $405; 4. Scott Collins, 55.45/4. $305; 5. Frank Johnson, 56.34/4, $205 Bonus Winner - Jerome Klawinsky 00 Roping 25 Ropers $250 Bonus Round 1 1. Walter Johnson, 11.80, $195; 2. Stephen Perry, 12.05, $145; 3. Larry Becker, 12.25, $95; 4. Bo Adams, 12.31, $50 Round 2 1. Russell Moore, 10.16, $195; 2. Larry Becker, 10.69, $145; 3. Joe Morris, 11.99, $95; 4. Doug Hough, 12.5, $50 Round 3 1. Joe Morris, 10.31, $195; 2. Laramie Phillips, 12.01, $145; 3. Alton Lee, 13.55, $95; 4. Bo Adams, 14.29, $50 Short Round 1 1. Larry Becker, 12.61, $135; 2. Alton Lee, 13.75, $90 Short Round 2 1. Bo Adams, 11.38; 2. Steve Kolle, 12.92, $90 Average (5-Head) 1. Larry Becker, 77.90, $530; 2. Rock Stephens, 82.61, $400; 3. Russell Moore, 83.16, $265; 4. Steve Kolle, 83.55, $135 Bonus Winner - Larry Becker 00 – Selecet Roping 39 Ropers $2,000 Bonus Round 1 1. Dakota Felton, 10.89, $230; 2. Danny

Ricky Peoples in the EE Roping at the USCRA Tejas Chamionships

Stephens, 11.79, $190; 3. Greg Modesctte, 13.10, $150; 4. Mark Holcomb, 13.28, $115; 5. James Girard, 13.42, $75 Round 2 1. Danny Stephens, 10.75, $230; 2. Tannor Green, 11.52, $190; 3. Devante Wolford, 12.33, $150; 4. James Girard, 12.36, $115; 5. Keith Fewell, 12.87. $75 Round 3 1. Mitch McMillian, 10.28, $230; 2. Riley Lambert, 10.39, $190; 3. Carl Cox, 10.44; $150; 4. Riley Lambert, 10.73. $115; 5. Ty Harris, 11.06, $75 Short Round 1 1. Mark Holcomb, 11.42, $210; 2. Sy Felton, 12.92, $140 Short Round 2 1. James Girard, 9.68, $210; 2. Mitch McMillian, 11.46, $140 Average (5-Head) 1. James Girard, 66.35, $620; 2. Mitch McMillian, 73.58, $520; 3. Eddy Smith, 74.26, $445; 4. Greg Modesctte, 74.71, $310; 5. Mark Holcomb, 76.31, $205 Bonus Winner - James Girard #1 Roping 32 Ropers $750 Bonus Round 1 1. Wayne Dabbs, 9.66, $250; 2. Chad Boggs, 10.74, $185; 3. Rick McLemore, 11.04, $125; 4. Cole Bolton, 11.11, $60 Round 2 1. Cole Bolton, 9.73, $250; 2. Rudy Ballord, 9.92, $185; 3. Chad Boggs, 9.94, $125; 4. Ryan Rule, 10.25, $60 Round 3 1. Wayne Dobbs, 9.16, $250; 2. Randy Cross, 9.64, $185; 3. Wyatt Duran, 9.68, $125; 4. Chad Boggs, 10.56, $60 Short Round 1 1. Guy Yarbrough, 9.84, $175; 2. Chad Boggs, 10.82, $115 Short Round 2 1. Wyatt Duncan, 9.09, $175; 2. Kelly Wampler, 9.99, $115 Average (5-Head) 1. Chad Boggs, 56.21, $685; 2. Kelly Wampler, 57.78, $510; 3. Guy Yarbrough, 60.12, $340; 4. Cole Bolton, 63.21, $170

Bonus Winner - Chad Boggs

Rockin B USCRA Saddle Series 4 of 4 – Saddles Awarded Series Saddle Winners EE Roping - Brian Zorger 00 Roping - Freddy Vest 00 Select Roping - John Denny #1 Roping - Joseph Porter

Rockin B Saddle Series Konowa, Oklahoma Sharber Arena March 2, 2013 EE Roping Round 1 1. Brady Denny, 13.34, $130; 2. Clay Thompson, 13.84, $115; 3. Gary Baugh, 15.91, $80 Round 2 1. Gayle Jack, 13.47, $130; 2. Brady Denney, 14.07, $115; 3. Colton Cargill, 15.15, $80 Round 3 1. David Foster, 12.47, $130; 2. Gordon White, 13.15, $115; 3. Bob Hawkins, 13.67, $80 Average (3- Head) 1. Brian Zorger, 53.26, $265; 2. Brady Denney, 27.41/2, $230; 3. David Foster, 27.75/2, $165 00 Roping Round 1 1. Freddy Vest, 11.12, #170; 2. Tanner Hawkins, 13.51, $115 Round 2 1. Freddy Vest, 11.73, $170; 2. Tanner Hawkins, 12.79, $115 Round 3 1. Kevin Bartley, 11.21, $170; 2. Harlon Brown, 11.91, $115 Average (3-Head) 1. Freddy Vest, 35.35, $335; 2. Tanner Hwakins, 33.32, $225 00 Select Roping Round 1 1. John Denney, 10.01, $145; 2. Justin Wimberly, 10.29, $130; 3. Jeyden Miller, 10.63, $95 Round 2 1. Calgary Smith, 9.87, $145; 2. Justin Wimberly, 10.68, $130; 3. Bill Akin, 11.39, $95 Round 3 1. John Denney, 9.75, $145; 2. Calgary Smith, 10.01, $130; 3. Randy Jones, 10.06, $95 Average (3-Head) Justin Wimberly, 31.84, $395; 2. John Denney, 33.29, $260; 3. Bill Akins, 35.64, $185 #1 Roping Round 1 1. Randy Davis, 10.43, $145; 2. Wyatt Mugli, 11.41, $130; 3. Rick McLemora, 11.68, $95 Round 2 1. Joseph Porter, 9.73, $145; 2. Troy Pierce, 10.03, $130; 3. Nick T., 10.78, $95 Round 3 1. Joseph Porter, 9.47, $145; 2. Wyatt Mugli, 9.75, $130; 3. Chad Boggs, 9.96, $95 Average (3-Head) 1. Wyatt Mugli, 32.16, $395; 2. Joseph Porter, 32.28, $260; 3. Jay Carrol, 35.24, $185 LOOPS MAGAZINE • 11


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Call 940/484-6101 for stall reservations & RV hook-ups

Vendors welcome Call for information 940/391-6198

Directions to Diamond T Arena: From I-35 North, take exit for Loop 288E. Follow Loop 288 3.3 miles and exit at FM 428. Turn left at FM 428/E. Sherman Dr. Go approximately 0.7 mile, arena is on the right at 6900 E. Sherman Dr. For more information contact Dianne Moore 940/391-6198 or Joe Bob Panell 817/925-8093 16 • APRIL 2013

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8th Annual

Gordie Moore “Bubblegum” Memorial

presented by

May 4 • 2013

1st round of match will be run before Short-Go of Open Roping. 2nd round of match will begin after short-go of open.

Timber Moore NFR Qualifier

10-Head Match Gate fee $10/ person

Tuf Cooper

World Champion Relentless by Bailey

For more information JD Tadlock 940/367-4654 Scooter Nolen 940/595-5590

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April 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2013

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SAVE THE DATE! Shawnee, OK

Memorial Weekend

May 24-27, 2013

12 & Under TD & BA fees $125 13-15 TD & BA fees $150 19 & under Girls BA fees $175 16-19 TD fees $200 JenningsRodeoPhotography.com

12 & Under Tie-Down immediately following 12 & Under Breakaway

Held Prior To Start Of Each Roping! (Cash Only)

For more information contact: Chris Neal 479.462.7275 For online entries go to: chrisnealsfuturestars.com

16 - 19 Tie-Down Church Service (9:00-9:30) 13 - 15 Tie-Down (9:30) immediately following 13 - 15 Breakaway 19 & Under Girls Breakaway

to Average Champions of Each Roping & Youngest Roper Saddle Vendors Welcome! May 6, 2013 (postmarked) First to Enter, Last to Rope

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Two Arena System will be used Friday 12:00 noon 13-15 Tiedown Saturday 9:00 a.m. 12 & Under Tiedown Saturday 11:00 a.m. 13-15 Breakaway Saturday 7:30 p.m. Special Alumni Roping Sunday 9:00 a.m. Cowboy Church Sunday 10:00 a.m. 19 & Under Girls Breakaway Sunday 12:00 noon 12 & Under Breakaway Monday 9:00 a.m. 16-19 Boys Tiedown

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday May 24-27, 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Hardy Murphy Coliseum Ardmore, Oklahoma 12 & Under Breakaway & Tiedown Fees - $100 for each + $15 office

13 - 15 Breakaway & Tiedown Fees - $130 for each + $15 office

19 & Under Girls Breakaway Fees - $150 + $15 office

16 - 19 Boys Tiedown Fees - $190 + $15 office

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Rodeo Bible Camp TM

2nd Annual

Scholarship Fundraiser grand prize: A (1) Horse Trailer!

“Ropin’ for a Reason” Hosted by Lone Star Cowboy Church

covered arena! - montgomery, tx

may 18, 2013 - 10:00am ALL proceeds will go to scholarships that will be given to students that want to attend Rodeo Bible Camp held June 19-22, 2013.

two arenas to be used for events:

Order of events:

Each Ropin’ is 3/$175

Arena 1:

Arena 2:

- 10:00 AM: Girls’ Breakaway - 12:00 PM: Open breakaway - Followed by: Open Ropin’

- 10:00 AM: 00 Handicapped (EE rope with -1 sec. each calf)

- Followed by: #1 Ropin’ (But not before 1pm)

(But not before 2pm)

wild west buckles to average winners!

70% Payback Guaranteed!!! - $25 to each round/$50 to the average Producer has the right to classify and re-classify ropers

$5 Gate Fee/person includes raffle ticket PRIZES: (1) Old Henry Golden Boy rifle or (1) Xbox Kinect 360 w/Top Hand Rodeo game (must be present to win) - Additional Tickets Available * This is one of 6 Qualifying Calf Ropings for Lone Star Arena Finals to be held Aug 30 - Sep 2! (Must attend 4 of 6 to qualify)

A (1) one horse trailer will be awarded to the correct key holder. Each average winner will get a key. The key that opens the trailer wins at end of roping.

Lone STar Cowboy Church (936) 597-5742

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R

odeoHouston BP deals out a great event this year! AS far as the tie-down roping event goes, the event witnessed some of the best action of the year. Past champions, veterans and rookies filled the arena floor with lightning fast runs while trying to advance for the chance to win $50,000 in cash. In the end, it was legendary Fred Whitfield who claimed the fame. Looking back over the course of the event, there were a whole lot of ropers who claimed their share of the RodeoHouston BP cash!

Super Series I Tie-Down Roping Champion Caleb Smidt said winning gives him the confidence he needs to rope better in the Semifinals. Smidt ended the three-round series with $5,800 and will rope again in Semifinal 1. Advancing to Semifinal Round: Caleb Smidt ......................................$5,800 Seth Childers.....................................$3,200 Barrett Threadgill ...............................$3,200 Jake Pratt..........................................$3,000

Super Series II With eight world titles under his belt, tie-down roping champion Fred Whitfield said competing in the Semifinals doesn’t add any extra pressure for him. He said his plan is to execute his run when roping in the Semifinals and that it will boil down to what calves he draws. Advancing to Semifinal Round: Fred Whitfield ........Semifinal 2 ...........$6,700 Tyson Durfey .........Semifinal 1 ...........$3,300 Trent Creager ........Semifinal 1 ...........$3,300 E.J. Roberts...........Semifinal 2 ...........$3,200

Super Series IV

Super Series Semifinal 2

RODEOHOUSTON veteran Clint Robinson said the good calf he had tonight helped him go home with the BP Super Series IV Tie-Down Roping title. “You’ve got to treat it like any other rodeo,” Robinson said. “There’s big money at the end, but you got to keep tying every calf down.”

Clint Robinson roped and wrapped his way to the top with a time of 7.8 seconds. To prepare to go out in the arena to win $50,000, he said he does nothing special. “I treat this no differently [than any other rodeo],” he said. “I’m going to go out the same as if I was going out to win only $1,000.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round: Clint Robinson...................................$6,700 Blair Burk .........................................$4,500 Shank Edwards .................................$3,500 Ryan Watkins.....................................$2,500

Advancing to Championship (winnings to date): Clint Robinson ....Spanish Fork, Utah ..$9,200 Fred Whitfield......Hockley, TX ..............$7,200 Jeremiah Peek.....Pueblo, CO..............$5,000 Jake Pratt ...........Ellensburg, WA.........$3,800

Super Series V Six-time World Tie-Down Roping Champion, Cody Ohl is chasing down another title this year, one rodeo at a time to give himself a better shot. “I’ve given 120 percent every time I’ve ever practiced,” Ohl said. “When I was growing up, I practiced every day, even weekends. It takes full effort every time to be the best.” Advancing to Semifinal Round: Cody Ohl ..............Semifinal 2 ...........$4,900 Clint Cooper..........Semifinal 1 ...........$4,500 Jeremiah Peek .......Semifinal 2 ...........$3,800 Shane Hanchey .....Semifinal 1 ...........$2,500

Super Series Semifinal 1 Roping at the blazing speed of 7.7 seconds, Matt Schiozawa was just two one-hundredths of a second slower than the RODEOHOUSTON record. He may have missed the record, but the time put him on top in this Semifinal Round. “Winning Semi-finals should give me some momentum and confidence [for the Championship],” Shiozawa said.

Super Series III Past world RODEOHOUSTON champion, Stran Smith said he is excited about his BP Super Series III champion title. “It is one of those rodeos even if you don’t win, you still get a good feeling,” he said. Advancing to Semifinal Round: Stran Smith ..........Semifinal 2 ...........$5,000 Justin Maass..........Semifinal 1 ...........$3,400 Matt Shiozawa ......Semifinal 1 ...........$3,000 Adam Gray............Semifinal 2 ...........$2,800

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Matt Shiozawa ......Chubbuck, ID ........$5,500 Clint Cooper..........Decatur, TX............$5,000 Justin Maass..........Giddings, TX..........$4,400 Shane Hanchey .....Sulphur, LA ...........$3,500

Super Series Championship Wild Card Round The Tie-Down Roping Wild Card Round sent Stran Smith and Blair Burk on to the Championship. Stran Smith, who has recently returned to roping after a break, said, “I feel real fortunate to be here tonight and look forward to winning.” Advancing to Championship (winnings to date): Stran Smith ..........Childress, TX..........$6,850 Blair Burk .............Durant, OK ...........$6,350

The 2013 RodeoHouston BP Super Series Championship Fred Whitfield, of Hockley, Texas, knew the time he had to beat as he shot out of the box on his last run at the 2013 RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series Tie-Down Roping Championship. Tying the calf in 7.8 seconds, the crowd went wild and Whitfield fed off their energy. His 2013 Super Series winnings totaled $57,000. “If you’re not emotional when you win $50,000, something is wrong with you,” Whitfield said. “The way the crowd reacted when I started raising the roof… it’s just an overwhelming feeling.” Rounding out the top four in the shoot-out (total 2013 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Clint Robinson ....Spanish Forks, UT ..$29,200 Stran Smith ........Childress, TX ..........$16,850 Shane Hanchey...Sulphur, LA .............$8,500


information and Chute Help Arena Team merchandise. Hulk Smash! Cesar Fast! For more information, please contact Austin Laramore at austin@chutehelp.com or 855-248-8343

The Chute Help Arena Team is a team of professional rodeo athletes that have been carefully selected by Chute Help, Inc., based on their talents, personalities, hard work ethic and their ability to interact with the public. Chute Help likes to create “Super Hero” profiles for their Arena Team Members for their public. It is a fun way to promote their Arena Team and get fans excited about rodeo. The original Arena Team member, and founding hero of the Chute Help Arena Team is Cesar de la Cruz, a 7-time Wrangler National Finals Heeling Qualifier, using speed as his special ability. De la Cruz has helped begin the movement in rodeo training clothing with his line “Hail Cesar,” which can be found online at www.chutehelp.com and on Facebook. Wherever a rodeo has extremely fast times, you will most likely see Cesar de la Cruz at the top. Search “Hail Cesar” on Facebook for the latest Cesar de la Cruz updates and merchandise. Recently two new members were added to the Chute Help Arena Team, the first being an outstanding timed-event king that has qualified for the WNFR three times, who calls Andrews, Texas home. The very rough and rugged terrain makes it a recipe for a great cowboy and rancher. Jo Jo Lemond is Chute Help’s “Iron Man,” and will continue to compete in team roping, calf roping, and steer roping. After coming back from injuries including a stroke in 2009, and still finding himself among the leader boards in multiple events, Jo Jo Lemond is perfect for the Chute Help Arena Team, using strength, grit and determination to earn his spot on the team. The latest member Chute Help has added to its Arena Team had his first WNFR qualification last year in 2012. He is a Colorado native, just like Chute Help, but now resides in a different place, Casa Grande, Arizona. Brock Hanson is an AllAmerican cowboy, standing tall and confident, who lets his abilities and talents do the talking. Brock is a very calculated and smart header, only taking risks when necessary and always finding a way to win. You can follow “Brock Hanson” on Facebook and Twitter for road updates, tips and more. Whenever the next rodeo event is in need of super stars, you will find the Chute Help Arena Team making its way to the center stage to give everyone their best. Visit www.chutehelp.com for Chute Help roping equipment. Also, check out Facebook and search for “Chute Help” and “Hail Cesar” for more

PRCA News Courtesy of PRCA – ProRodeo ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Paul Tierney has been honored by the Omaha World Herald as one of the 100 greatest athletes in Nebraska’s history. Tierney was recognized for a career that has lasted more than 40 years and produced a tie-down roping world championship in 1979, an all-around gold buckle in 1980 and 14 trips to the National Finals Rodeo. “Anytime you get recognized like that for achievements in life, it’s kind of like frosting on the cake,” Tierney told the SandHills Express of Broken Bow, Neb. “In high school I had become a state champion in all-around and calf roping. I realized in my college years that if I made the sacrifices and applied myself, I could do this.” Tierney was born in Kearney, Neb., and grew up in Broken Bow. He was ranked 95th by the World Herald, the only rodeo star on a list that was headed by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson, Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers and pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander, who finished his career tied for third in career wins (373 for the Phillies, Cubs and Cardinals).

2013 PRCA Tie-Down World Standings

Chute Help Welcomes Two New Members to their Arena Team.

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USCRA World Standings The USCRA will crown a true World Champion in the EE, 00, 00 - Select #1 and #2 Divisions. • World Champions will be determined on money won. • Top 15 in World Standings will be invited to World Championship Finals (WCF). • Money won at WCF counts as double points. EE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51.

Randy Roberts ............$1620 Bob Haygood..............$1465 John Mattheis .............$1240 Rick Davis ..................$1045 Billye Thompson ..........$1035 Brady Denney.............$1035 James Seaman..............$990 Aaron Matthijetz............$825 Sidney Johnson .............$740 David Foster .................$730 Glenn Mauldin ..............$700 Johnnie Mellman ...........$685 Frank Johnson ...............$635 Brian Zorger .................$610 Jerome Klawinsky..........$605 Colton Williams .............$555 Gordon White................$555 Hollis Blanks.................$550 Troy Carr ......................$510 Bill Rickey ....................$480 Brian Batchier...............$450 Gayle Jack ....................$415 Neilon Reitz ..................$405 Bob Hawkins ................$395 Jarrod Pinner ................$360 Kenneth Black ..............$345 Gary Baugh ..................$325 Jvain Weddington ..........$310 Michael Piper................$305 Clayton Downing...........$300 David Johnson ..............$300 Leon Coffee ..................$300 Justin Broxton ...............$265 Daniel Roberts ..............$260 Gary Vannoy..................$260 Tell Pinner ....................$250 Dawayne Thomas ..........$235 J.E. Graves....................$190 Mikayla Phillips.............$185 Trevor Ludtke................$180 Dell Trailor ....................$180 Trey McKinsey ...............$150 Will Parker....................$130 Clay Thompson..............$115 Cleo Hearn ...................$110 Justin Harris....................$90 Kent Fisher .....................$80 Will Green ......................$80 Colter Cargill ..................$80 Cody Parks .....................$75 Butch Marshall................$50

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Joe Morris...................$2580 Russell Moore .............$1870 Ricky Peoples..............$1615 Rock Stephens ............$1100 Scott Collins................$1055 Freddy Vest ...................$945 Stephen Perry ...............$940 Tanner Hawkins ............$940 Doug Hough .................$930 Larry Becker .................$905 Cory Pipal ....................$825 John Cline.....................$650 Bo Adams.....................$615 Steve Kolle ...................$585 Heath Maddox ..............$575 Monty Reed ..................$480 Kenyon Wolford.............$470 Roosevelt Walker...........$435 Johnny Koether .............$400 Frank McLewis ..............$385 Ronnie Cunningham......$380 Laramie Phillips ............$375 Danny Robertson ..........$355 Walter Johnson..............$340 Harlin Brown ................$340 Randy French................$290 Luke Harper .................$280 Cody Lambert ...............$270 Mitch Fetchner ..............$265 Keith Rampey ...............$250 Layton Little .................$245 Russell Emmons............$220 Alton Lee......................$185 Tim Clancey..................$180 Cody Baker...................$180 Sam Walker ..................$180 Joseph Porter ................$170 Brant Deacon................$170 Kevin Bartley ................$170 Glenn Conner................$145 Travis Edwards..............$135 Dusty Miller ..................$130 Rowdy Vest ...................$130 Tyler Crone ...................$120 Willard Wade ................$120 Robert Turner ..................$95 Cameron Crow................$95 Mark Mitchell..................$85 Grant Nicholas ................$80

• Format for the World Championship Finals will be 3 head with top 5 in the Average advancing to two short rounds. • Fees: $500 • Added Money at the World Championship Finals (WCF). 00-Select 1. Frank Meehan.............$1575 2. Riley Lambert .............$1310 3. Tye Barber .................$1180 4. John Denney...............$1075 5. Greg Modesette ..........$1075 6. Eddy Smith.................$1065 7. James Girard...............$1020 8. Roger Pack .................$1010 9. Bill Akins......................$940 10. Mitch McMillian ............$890 11. Justin Wimberly .............$855 12. Richard Agan ................$830 13. Tyler Crone ...................$825 14. Danny Stephens............$710 15. Carl Cox .......................$680 16. Dakota Felton ...............$565 17. John Denney.................$550 18. Devante Wolford............$540 19. Mark Holcomb ..............$530 20. Norman Roberts............$520 21. Nathan York ..................$495 22. Josh Brock ....................$455 23. Steve Ferguson .............$390 24. John Guest....................$385 25. Rodney McCauley..........$347 26. Ricky Harris, Jr. .............$345 27. David Gaston................$300 28. Jeff Sechrist ..................$300 29. Bob Nunn.....................$285 30. Tiny Bertsch..................$275 31. Calgary Smith...............$275 32. John Burgin ..................$245 33. Ruben Wood .................$245 34. Dale Rickey ..................$245 35. Jeyden Miller.................$240 36. David Martin.................$235 37. Sid Miller......................$210 38. Kirt Stowers..................$200 39. Lee Reed......................$190 40. Tanner Green ................$190 41. Brandon Devening ........$180 42. Kirt Shaw .....................$180 43. Kirk Dillard ...................$180 44. Travis Edwards..............$180 45. Cory Pipal ....................$180 46. Mareo Lasker................$175 47. Monty Proffitt ...............$145 48. Randy Jones..................$145 49. Colton Mize ..................$140 50. Jamie R. Smith..............$130 51. Eddie Mills....................$130 52. Rex Bland ....................$120

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Chad Boggs................$1665 Kelly Wampler.............$1450 Sy Felton ....................$1380 Eli Bee .......................$1177 Rick McLemore .............$970 Ryan Rule.....................$865 Wyatt Muggli ................$740 Jim Mike Hutto..............$710 Kip Boggs.....................$695 Joseph Porter ................$695 Kinley Cunningham .......$625 Coy Kieth .....................$540 Randy Hay....................$530 Guy Yarbrough...............$515 Dalton Dewinne ............$500 Wayne Dabbs................$500 Jake Aragon ..................$485 Cole Bolton...................$480 Trinton Downing ...........$470 Lonnie Jordan ...............$470 Reford Johnson .............$400 Wes Davis.....................$365 Garrett Rose .................$340 Travis Evans..................$315 Troy Pierce....................$315 Jay Carroll ....................$310 Shane Sluyter ...............$305 Chick Wilfong................$300 Wyatt Duncan ...............$300 Hollis Blanks.................$260 Ricky Harris, Jr. .............$245 Austin Elliott .................$230 Marshall Green .............$200 Coldon Harmon.............$190 Coy Leal.......................$185 Levi Landon..................$185 Rody Ballard.................$185 Randy Cross..................$185 James Tennyson .............$180 Russell Ilse ...................$180 C.J. Wolf........................$175 Shane Frey ...................$145 Randy Davis .................$145 Barry Currin..................$135 Clay Cohorn..................$135 Colton Turbeville............$125 Cody Burny...................$125 Brian Carter..................$125 Joey Gastineau..............$120 Cody Hines ...................$120 Devante Wolford............$100 Nick Travaglia..................$95


Good Times Calf Ropers Association New for 2013

Finals Fund

2013 Schedule

#EE, #00, BA, #1, #2 5 Head for $120 Progressive After 3 $60 Side Pot

50% of membership dues will go to added money at GTCRA Finals. 50% of membership dues will go to prizes. To qualify, member must compete 4 days throughout season.

April 7, 2013 Zeke’s at 10:00 a.m.

Membership $100 individual, $150 family May pay $10 per roping entered or get a $200 sponsor for Finals.

May 5, 2013 Limon, CO Zeke’s at 10:00 a.m.

Like GTCRA on Facebook and check before you haul in case of bad weather. Call Jr. Peek for more information. 719.680.1756

Results

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Women’s Tie-Down Round 1 1. Doneen Taylor, 19.53 Round 2 1. Jessica Mosher, 18.10 Round 3 1. Jessica Mosher, 22.43 Average 1. Jessica Mosher, 63.90

WPRA Breakaway Round 1 1. Marcy Henderson, 3.37 Round 2 1. Jessica Mosher, 2.84 Round 3 1. Jessica Mosher, 3.19 Average 1. Jessica Mosher, 14.22

EE Round 1 1. Merlyn Atteberry, 11.91 Round 2 1. Merlyn Atteberry, 12.04 Round 3 1. Vernon Dillon, 12.47 Average 1. Jessica Mosher 63.90

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he other day I was listening to ESPN radio and they were talking about high profile athletes and the effect they have on their teams. As the year progresses some teams seem to gel while others seem to disintegrate. This appears to directly relate to the attitude of the stars of the teams. If the star, or stars, are unselfish and have a good attitude, their team performed much better than those with stars who are self-

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centered with bad attitudes. doesn’t open when you nod. Attitude is a major factor in The practice pen is about anything you do. Attitude tops training. Not only about roping, talent any day of the week when position, timing and all the physical things, but you’re also it comes to performing in sports. training how to mentally handle It’s been a long time, but I can recall being in the practice pen what you’re doing. I promise if and being mad about something. you rodeo for a living you will come up against one million Then every little thing that goes CR VSA IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D obstacles. Gatemen, security, wrong seems like a bigger deal judges, traffic, breakdown, the than it really is. It’s easy to get list goes on and on. So if you are upset at your horse, or because having a hard time with your your calf kicks, or when the gate


attitude in the controlled environment of your practice pen, then you are in big trouble. If you anger easily, you’re probably going to have a bad attitude. This will affect every aspect of your life and you need to figure out why this happens and get a handle on it. I’m not saying you can’t have a professional career if you ignore it, but you will be the most miserable person there is. If you have a bad attitude, I have some bad news for you. You will be miserable, no

matter what you do. Parents, if your kids have poor attitudes in the roping pen, find some chores for them. Chances are they are taking it for granted and not appreciating what they have. Roping has always been a blessing and any time I started looking at it like it was a job or doing it out of duty, I reminded myself I was the luckiest person in the world for getting to rope. There have been several times in my life where roping was taken away from me due to my health.

Thinking I might never get to rope again made me very appreciative. Remember, you are not limited by your level of talent. Attitude will always outperform talent. If you’re lacking a good attitude, take a few minutes and take stock of what you have to be grateful for. Counting your blessings is always a great exercise. Done often enough, you’ll be surprised how your attitude will change. Till next time, God Bless, and I’ll see you down the line.

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n our world we have a lot of people writing books about how to be a better leader. It seems as though it may feed our ego more to be a leader than to be a follower. I heard somebody say that if you think you are leading and no one is following, you are merely taking a walk. While I don’t want to minimize the value of good leaders, it is also imperative that good leaders also know how to follow. Jesus made an interesting statement that was incredibly practical. He said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” It just so happened that He was talking to fishermen. I would submit to you that in order to be a good leader you must be, without fail, humble enough to allow anyone that could speak wisdom into your life to do so. Basically what Jesus was saying is that if you are a follower of mine, you will value people enough to be an instrument in leading them to Christ. The wording is interesting that He said “I will make you” with the emphasis on us allowing Him to give us His perspective on His value system. My experience in fishing is that you have to use different bait for different fish. It just so happens that the one thing that anybody and everybody in this world needs is someone to love them. Many have deceived themselves in

thinking that they don’t need anybody. The simple implication of following Christ is that we care enough about people to love them like God loves them. Since God loved you and me when we were unlovable, and continues to love us with all of our faults, He has also commanded us to love people in that same manner. The only way that will happen is if we follow close enough to God that we take on His characteristics and His attributes. The biggest challenge that you will ever have, should you choose to accept it, is to follow Jesus and to be a fisher for men. Pastor Randy Weaver Lone Star Cowboy Church 21627 Eva St. Montgomery, TX 77356 936/597-5742 Service Times: Sundays 8:30; 10:00 and 11:30am Mondays 7:00pm Livestream: Join our Sunday and First Wednesday services live at live.lonestar.tv or go to the Lone Star Cowboy Church Facebook page and click on the Livestream link.

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pring has sprung and the 2013 season is quickly turning into a great year for rodeo and calf roping events all across the county. Although the nightly news seems to be full of doom and gloom, 2013 is promising to be a great year. Sure, the country has fallen off a few financial cliffs over the past few months, and the future appears to hold no certainty, but it seems like that is so far away from the rodeo arena. I say this because so many are entering up despite the high costs of living. I think this is because, as a country we hit bottom a few years ago. People have found a way to get through hard times, maybe cut back on a few things and regroup in order to survive and get back to what they enjoy doing. Many of

those who had to lay off competing for a while have now trudged ahead and are finding enough cash left over at the end of the month to get back in the game. Associations all across the country also felt the crunch and did their part to help ease the burden. Cutting membership costs, changing formats and reducing fees are only a few ways production companies and organizers came up with to help out. On the flip side, I believe the past economic fallout did even things up a bit. Companies who were struggling to keep afloat before the downslide finally had to give it up. It may have been unfortunate for those companies, but in the long run, it opened up

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