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SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE

THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS MAY 2011


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USTRC Championship Results

THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS

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Oklahoma Winter Classic

64

Colorado River Classic

68

Louisiana Championships

74

Tennessee Championships

80

Northeast Kansas Classic

86

Northern California Classic

92

New Mexico Championships

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

20

Champions Profile — Jamie Hayden & Wesley Thorp

22

Top Tips with Rickey Green

24

USTRC Insider by Julie Bryant

26

Cowboy Law by Kyle Post

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Horsemanship by Cynthia McFarland with Chris Cox

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Upcoming Events — Kansas Championships

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USTRC On Tap

52

US Open Tour Standings

53

Cruel Girl Standings

38 FEATURE Hauling and Pulling

32 George Strait Team Roping Classic


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JUST the WAY IT IS

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ave you been on any dirt roads lately or are you like me and spend a lot of time on paved highways and interstates? I recently went home to visit my folks and to announce a college rodeo nearby. Oddly enough one of the things I noticed was just how rough the caliche road was going into the ranch. It has always been that way, rough, rocky and wash-boardy. However, I guess in all my travels in the past months I’ve driven mostly on good highways, so as my truck and trailer rattled along I wondered to myself why they didn’t fix the darn thing. Have you ever thought about how life is full of dirt roads? Like the caliche road, situations develop that are rocky, uncertain and shake us up pretty good. Things don’t always run down smooth pavement. Every single day comes at you one day at a time, and one thing is for sure you can never predict what is coming down the pike. Security is a fleeting thing. When you look around at the status of our economy, the dry conditions across our state and the price of fuel, to mention only a few, it makes you wonder what looms on the horizon. Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” Most of us face more daring adventures than we would like. However, the fast track of the “ole interstate” can spoil us and make us a little complacent. We do, however, get stronger and wiser from the things we face and the trials we have to handle. Someone said, “It isn’t the size of the cross you carry but it is the way you carry it that matters.” Honestly, I don’t know how some people do it. They are stronger than I am because I know I couldn’t handle what they handle. I guess I’ve grown accustomed to the fast smooth track and I tend to scramble a little over nothing. Sometimes it is better to just ante up and face the music. Helen Keller also said, “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.” Most of the time it is just

MAY 2011 better to grab the bull by the horns and deal with what you have. Dirt roads are the making of most of us. Dirt roads are where the rubber meets the rocks and if you don’t take a hold it will drive you into the bar ditch. It is easy to roll along on the interstates of life with the accelerator ninety to nothing and watch the world go by. The scenery is a bit blurred yet we function in our own little world. When we hit the dirt roads we tend to get a little dusty and dirty, as basics and priorities come back into focus. The reason this happens is because we have to slow down a little as the going gets rough and rocky. We have to take a little more time and pay better attention because as we go along obstacles stare us in the face and we need to be going slow enough to actually see them. I sometimes think the reason we like being out in the country and on dirt roads is because it makes us slow down and think. It may well be that out on the dirt roads we can hear God speak. As team ropers we spend a lot of time going down the highway to the next roping. We have radios, ipods, ipads, iphones and music to keep us company as we drive. The highway system in America is great because most of the time it can get us where we are going, where we need to be. Spoils us, doesn’t it? Think about when you go hunting, to work on the ranch, to vacation in the country; whether you drive a four wheeler, your pickup, or whatever when you hit those rural dirt roads the dirt and dust fly. Sometimes this feeling is exhilarating, discouraging, or a bit unsettling. There is good and bad alike. It is your choice how you handle the road you are on. Kind of humbling, isn’t it? There are dirt roads and fast lanes in every single day. As Ms. Keller pointed out, “Life is a daring adventure.” She certainly has a point on that one. Regardless of, where you travel something is going to always be coming at you. Gear up, take a deep seat and a tight rein because you are in for the ride of your life and that is just the way it is….


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SHOOT-OUT FUND UPDATE Ropers are enjoying the warm weather and the hot team roping action that USTRC events bring to town. The summer months are approaching and with that more and more team roping events. The USTRC Regional Finals events are also just around the corner. Those are seven events that you will not want to miss. Right now the USTRC National Finals ShootOut fund is at $400,000. The cash is pouring in and thus setting the stage for another great Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. Ropers get ready because you will not want to be a spectator at the NFTR and the best way to secure USTRC National Shoot-Outs is to hit some USTRC events. Mark you calendars and get the trailer ready to head to the next USTRC team roping near you. It will be fun for you and the whole crew, plus the cash and prizes are always awesome. Don’t forget to also mark your calendars with the seven USTRC Regional Finals events and of course the Cinch USTRC National Finals of team roping October 22-30, 2011.

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Regional Finals It’s Regional Finals time! Please check your Available Earnings by going to www.ustrc.com. The “Member” link on the home page will take you to your personal file page. Click on the “Your Earnings” link once you’re signed in. Remember participation at a USTRC event qualifies current USTRC members to enter a Regional Shoot-Out. Every current member has been awarded Flex Earnings ($1,000 to Gold Spur members and $3,000 to Gold Plus members) that can be used to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out position. It takes $2,000 in earnings to qualify, so combine your earnings with another member and you’re in! Of course you may also qualify by placing 1st through 5th in the Average at any USTRC sanctioned event. Be sure to check out your Available Earnings at www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 ext. 5103 should you need more information.

2011 Membership When renewing your USTRC membership, please be sure to fill out the USTRC Membership Form completely. A complete and accurate membership form will ensure the delivery of your membership card and SuperLooper Magazine is timely. Also be sure to get a receipt when you pay for a membership at a roping. A valid receipt will serve as proof of membership until you receive your membership card.

Incentive Divisions In the 2011 USTRC Sanctioned event formats there are no caps in the Incentive divisions. For example a #3 and a #6 combo is Incentive in the #10 Division, #3 and #5 combo is Incentive in the #9 Division, etc. Please call USTRC at 254.968.0002 if you have any further questions.

Gold Spur Memberships Again for the 2011 season, Gold Spur members, which includes Lifetime members and additional family members 13 years of age or older as of January 1, 2010, will receive $1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Upon participation at any USTRC event or Regional Preliminary roping these earnings will be deposited in your Flex Earnings account and may be used in any Regional Finals or National Finals Shoot-Out division...your choice! As in the past, Gold Plus members will receive $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Likewise, these earnings will be deposited in your Flex Earnings account upon participation at a USTRC event or Regional Preliminary roping and may be used at your discretion in any Regional Finals or National Finals Shoot-Out division. continued on page 50

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BY JOHN FINDLAY

NUMBERS How Fast Do You Need to Be?

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ast month in Ty Hillman’s Gold Plus column, he did a little research on the perceived “softness” of the Gold Plus division ropings. The heated debate among Gold Plus members is whether their #12 Gold Plus ropings are any less

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competitive than the regular #12 division. Many of our Gold Plussers will swear and be danged that there is no difference between the two. Well Ty went to the well to do a little research. Ty uses the same well as I do, that being the extensive and statistically crammed TRIAD database. He found that there is a decided “softness” in the #12 Gold Plus, one of nearly two whole seconds. In the first seventeen events of 2011, the average winning time for the Gold Plus division was 35.06, while the average winning time for the regular #12 division was 33.15 (an actual difference of 1.91 seconds). Now by bringing this up again, I am not trying to throw salt on any Gold Plusser’s wounds. But Ty’s comparison of the two division average winning times reminded my that I had not done this my self for awhile. I looked it up and the last time I compared the winning average times of divisions was way back in 2005. Well

are my timbers shivering! Shame on me. Why? Because the summer roping season is upon us. We must get ready. We must prepare. There are ropings to be entered. Better still, there are ropings to be won. There are dollars to be banked and buckles to be bagged. But not one farthing will be pocketed unless we are at the ready, unless we have everything set. Please, direct me to the nearest practice arena. There are horses to make ready. There are ropes to be swung. There are runs to be assessed. And I am not ready . . . yet. But hold that thought. Help is here. You are not without resources. In addition to the roping pen, the roping horse, the to-be-roped corriente and the rope, you have your ever vigilant scribe, your darling of the digits, your tallymaster. . . me. I am not from the government but, nonetheless, I am here to help you. And just how can some nabob of numbers, chairman of the charts, you ask, be of service? I am so glad you asked. Before you embark on your quest for the roping grail, you must have some idea of what it’s going to take to bring home the gruel. What is it going to take to be triumphant? Do you have a goal, a target, an aim? In other words, how consistently fast do you and your teammate have to be to have a chance to win? Well, thanks to the great work of the many USTRC roping secretaries across this great roping land of ours who record the times, and the unheralded deliverers of the digits at the National Office who input those times into our vast TRIAD computer system, and the IT (Information Technology) guys, the comptrollers of computation, that create and maintain the software that manages this mass of information, and (ahem) me . . . we’ve got your targets. Now, when you are in the practice arena, backing into the box, you and your partner will have a number you can focus on, a time that, if you can achieve it on a regular basis, will assure you of paychecks and prizes. And you do have someone timing your runs don’t you? I would hate to think that all the aforementioned men and women who labor at your behest are doing so in vain. Put a clock on it! Because, my roping friends, the tables and charts here were


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so graphically illustrated. The second interesting aspect of this chart is the relative sameness of the incline of each division’s line. If you will look at the table, you can see that the difference in average time between first and second and second and third is very close to two seconds in many of the divisions. The difference between first and second place in average time in the #11, for example, was 2.28 seconds (34.25 to 36.53). Then the difference between second and third is 1.96 seconds (36.53 to 38.49). This same difference of about two seconds between first and second and second and third holds true for many of the other divisions, which is the reason most of the lines are so straight. I find this to be curious. Now why this happens, I don’t exactly know but for our purposes it might help to know that there is typically going to be a four second spread in the total four steer average time between first and third at a USTRC sanctioned roping, regardless of division. So, even if your are averaging one second slower, per round, than the team that is leading the average, if you maintain that spread through four rounds, you could

still end up in third place. If you don’t do it already, here’s a suggestion. Instead of concentrating on the total time of the leading team, divide that total time by the number of rounds so far and if you can stay within a second of beating that time, you are still in the hunt. Now to address the #12 Gold Plus issue. As Ty discovered by his numbers from the first 17 ropings of 2011, that the Gold Plus is a softer division, the same held true in 2010, . According to Chart 1, the Gold Plus could almost be reclassified as a #10.5 division, as that is where it falls on the divisional chart, between the #10 and the #11, as far as average times are concerned. Ty found the average winning time for the Gold Plus division so far in 2011 to be 35.06. In 2010 it was 35.25. While that’s an improvement for 2011, it doesn’t come close to the average time for winners in the regular #12 division in 2010, 33.37. While it may not boost any Gold Plus egos, this fact of a softer Gold Plus division does make a case for becoming a Gold Plus member. Now that should get me a nice big kudo from the USTRC Membership Department. I also thought I would see if the

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compiled solely for your personal enhancement, as they will give you the times you need to shoot for. The table at the bottom of Chart 1 lists the average times for the teams coming in first, second and third at all of the 2010 season sanctioned four-steer ropings. From the #9 to the #15, my team roping friends, you know have the times you need to be consistently achieving if you plan on lining your pocketbook. Take the #11 division, for example. There were 68 sanctioned ropings during the 2010 season, not including the National and Regional Finals or the Guthrie Shoot-Outs. The average first place winning time of four head in the #11 division was 34.25. That, all you #11’s, is your target time. And to be in the top three, you should be looking to beat or come close to 38.49, the average time on four head of the teams coming in third place. Now you can do the math for any other division you are interested in. I included the chart because after reviewing all the numbers, I was surprised at how incredibly consistent and predictable each division line was. Most of my charts have lines that go up, down, sideways and every whichway, but look at this one. See how nicely symmetrical it is. Each line is almost at the same angle and almost equidistant. And what does that mean? The first thing is to be somewhat expected. And that is the fact that as the divisions go up in number, they go down in average time with the exception of the #12 Gold Plus division, but we’ll get to that in a minute. That is as it should be. It’s the basis, of course, for the creation of handicapped division levels. But it is still nice to see it

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those average times changed much when compared to Regional and National Finals ropings. The result of that investigation is in Chart 2. The answer is, Regional Ropings? . . . Not so much. National Finals?. . . Yes. The blue and the red lines in Chart 2 are sanctioned and Regional Finals ropings respectively. As you can see, there is little difference between the two lines, they track together. The National Finals, however and not too surprisingly, is another story. In every division, except the #11 and the #15, the times at the National Finals were at least a half second faster than at the Regionals and at sanctioned ropings. But with the so much of the cream of our

team roping community appearing daily at the Finals, these figures are not all that shocking. And finally, since I hadn’t done this comparison since way back in 2005, I thought I would check to see if we as a team roping group had improved any over the years. As you can see in Chart 3, I am happy to report, the answer is a definite yes! With the exception of the Open, every single division is showing better average per round 1st place times. The #10 has shown the most improvement with nearly a threequarters of a second gain (9.69 to 8.97). So it would appear that as a group, we are all getting better. And that is as it should

be. Just think of how much more, for lack of a better term, sophisticated roping has gotten over the last five years. The sport just keeps evolving. Think rope technology, think horse caliber, think roping instruction, think roping instruction delivery (as in internet) . . .these and many other aspects of the sport keep advancing, getting better, and raising the level of all our boats. But a great deal of this decline in average times per division can also be credited to USTRC producers. In a conscientious effort to improve times and catch ratios, scores since 2005 have been purposely shortened. In addition, producers are always improving their cattle management skills. So I am going to attribute this obvious improvement in average times to those three factors -better roping, shorter scores and superior sorting. What appears to be the exception is the Open. The average per round time in the Open is not only not much better than it was in 2005, it is even higher than the average per round time in the #15. I am guessing two likely causes. The first is the fact that most of our Open ropings are five as opposed to four steer ropings. That extra round and the strategy that is dictated by it will lead to longer times. And secondly, the Open is always going to be your toughest roping. Open ropers are expected to compete under demanding circumstances and as a consequence, producers lay a long score and their strongest cattle in their path. I’m going to close with a table you are welcome to cut out and put in your wallet or on your barn wall or wherever it can serve as a handy reference for the round times you should be shooting for depending on the division you will be entering.

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GOLD PLUS by Ty Hillman

Hello Ropers, between Texas and Colorado, other than the humidity, is not necessarily the daytime temperature, but the fact that the nighttime temperature rarely gets below 80 degrees. At least in Colorado, there is relief from the daytime heat when the sun goes down and the temperatures cool into the upper 60’s and 70’s. Please note the West Coast Regional Finals dates have been moved to September 8-11 and will be held in Paso

Robles and not Salinas as was previously announced. USTRC kept the original Regional Finals dates in Paso Robles and is producing the Wine Country Classic there on June 24-26. For all of the ropers who enjoy roping in Salinas, USTRC plans to hold a qualifier there July 29-31. Like the Wine Country Classic it will be a Format 4 event complete with USTRC’s prize line package. USTRC hopes these changes to the schedule will accommodate those wanting more

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Things have been rolling along here in the office as the weather is starting to get a little warm. Being from Colorado, it took me a few years to adjust to the summers in Texas. I was from Sterling (northeast corner) where it is flat, windy, and can be hot in the summer, too. Some people do not believe me when I say it can get hot in Colorado, but I believe anytime the temperature is over 100 degrees, it is hot…no matter where you are located. The main difference

The father and son team of E. R. and Matt Scogin topped the Gold Plus division at the Louisiana Championships. They roped four head in 36.59 seconds to win $3,272 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 16 / MAY 2011


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opportunity to qualify for the Regionals, those who have asked for an event in Salinas and those who expressed their concern about moving the Regionals from Paso Robles. The format of the Gold Plus division has changed at a few of the Regional Finals events. Please pay attention so you are not caught off guard when you enter. At the West Coast, Eastern, Northwest, and High Plains Regional Finals, ropers will be allowed to enter three times for $150/roper. Also, don’t forget that there will be a minimum of $10,000 added to the purse of the Gold Plus division at each of the seven Regional Finals this year, which will boost the payout tremendously. In fact, due to the added money the pay back could reach over 100%. With the Average winning time of the Gold Plus roping ranging between the winning times of the #10 and #11 divisions, you definitely won’t want to pass this roping up. The Average winners of the Regional Gold Plus ropings will receive extra fancy tooled leather rope bags by Martin. Not only are they very well done, they are very usable and handy to have. Jerry Trujillo and Carlos Barajas were in luck at the New Mexico Championships Gold Plus roping. They finished the roping clearly in the lead with a four-head total of 34.95 seconds, which earned them $2,732 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Roping four head in 31.73 seconds, the team of Danny Miller and Troy Gray held off a tough group of ropers to win the Gold Plus division at the Northeast Kansas Classic. The win earned them $3,043 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 17


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GOLD PLUS

In addition, the Average winners will receive a Resistol felt hat, a pair of Tony Lama boots, and three pairs of Cinch or Cruel Girl jeans. The Incentive Average winners will be awarded a trophy Gist buckle, a Classic Equine rope bag, an ESP saddle pad, and a Classic Equine top load hay bag. Thank you to Resistol, Tony Lama, Cinch and Classic Equine for your generous contribution to the Gold Plus prize line at all seven of the Regional Finals events. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about anything. Thank you all very much for your continued support and I look forward to visiting with you. n

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Like a blast from the past, Mike Silveira and Gary Gist climbed to the top of the leader board in the Gold Plus division at the Northern California Championships. They roped four head in 46.71 seconds to walk away with $1,088 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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The Texas team of Andy Mahard III and Colt Baldwin roped four head in 33.19 seconds to win the Gold Plus division at the Oklahoma Winter Classic. The duo took home $3,316 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Harve Reynolds from Missouri and Wade Harris from Arkansas were a long way from home when they competed at the Tennessee Championship. But it proved good for the team as they roped four head in 33.61 seconds in the Gold Plus division. The team won $3,090 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 18 / MAY 2011


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And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

#11 SHOOT-OUT ROPING 2010 USTRC National Champions

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he scenario had a twist from the very beginning. It just goes to show how team roping can surprise you. The pair didn’t even know each other. Not only did they not know each other, they had never roped together or even ridden down the arena together. Isn’t it odd how team roping brings together the most unique and unusual? Jamie Hayden and Wesley Thorp were an unlikely pair. They had never roped together - not even a practice run, not even a jackpot run. To understand how it all transpired you have to put it all in the context of events. “The #11 Shoot-Out was my very first time to rope with Jamie Hayden,” Thorp said. “I did not even have a partner for the #11 Shoot-Out until the day before,” Hayden added. “In fact, Wesley didn’t have enough Flex Earnings for us to rope together. He earned them the day before. I think that is an obvious sign we were supposed to rope together.” Label it however you choose; an alignment of stars, destiny, fate, divine connections or just one of those things that keep life interesting, the facts cannot be ignored. It was meant for Jamie Hayden and Wesley Thorp to rope together in the #11 Shoot-Out at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Hayden and Thorp were the fourth high team coming back to rope in the short go round of the #11 Shoot-Out. They had roped well leading up to the short go round, especially when you consider they had been paired through a twist of fate. “I wanted to make the best run I could,” Thorp said with a maturity that belied his age. “I knew the guys that roped after

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us and I knew they were good.” The fourteen-year-old heeler was coupled with the Cruel Girl Champion and the union could not be denied. When the pair posted a time of 8.30 on their short go round steer they moved into first place in the #11 Shoot-Out. It was a good place to be but the good teams to follow could not be disregarded. Naturally, the pair could not help but think about the prize line. You can’t help but pay heed to $93,500 or Martin Championship Trophy saddles. There were also Gist Championship Gold buckles, Tony Lama boots and Western Horseman Collector’s Prints. As a roping immersed in the concepts of destiny and fate it would continue to unfold with visions of grandeur. As fate would have it the last three teams in the short go round failed to make qualified runs. Suddenly the puzzle was beginning to come together. Suddenly, the realization of what had unfolded in the short go round of the #11 Shoot-Out began to click light bulbs in the minds of the ropers. Thorp and Hayden could not


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Jamie Hayden and Wesley Thorp at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals in Oklahoma City.

2 CHAMPIONS0 1 0 quite grasp what had happened but it was coming together. They were beginning to figure it out. With a time of 8.30 Hayden and Thorp would take the lead from Lyndale VanBuskirk and Brock James to win the Average of the #11 at the National Finals of Team Roping. They had a time of 32.78 on four head of steers. It doesn’t get any better than that! Tears flowed as the pair made a victory lap around the arena. It was overwhelming to say the least. It is the reason

you spend hours and hours on end working hard, roping hard, riding hard in hopes that some day it will be the one thing that will spark the fire. It will be the one thing that pays off like a win in the #11 Shoot-Out. It will be the one thing that says to the whole world, “And Then There Was One” Jamie Hayden and Wesley Thorp the Champions of the #11 Shoot-Out at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping.

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Body Position 2 started teaching body position 21 years ago, and without a doubt it has been the biggest help to me, personally, in my roping and to the thousands of students I have taught over the past 20 years. What I call body position is the way you sit in the saddle with your left hip and shoulder a little ahead of the right hip and shoulder. Also, your right toe should be pointed out to the right just a little so your right leg is like a kickstand that helps you hold body position until your delivery. The first article I wrote on body position was followed by many World Champions

and pro ropers saying that they did not use this body position. I would like to thank them for not teaching body position, because that left me as pretty much the only one teaching it up until the last four or five years when a few teachers woke up and started saying things about body position. I even found one article that said body position is very important. For a little while, I carried around pictures of all the guys who said they didn’t use body position, in the exact body position they said they did not use. That was pretty easy to do, since all good ropers

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use this position almost every run. It’s hard enough for a student to change his form, and getting conflicting ideas can make it confusing. As I am sitting here writing this article, I am looking at a drawing of Clay Cooper and his body position. Just like he said in his article, his left shoulder is in front a little lower than the right, and his right toe is turned out with his right hip back. It’s funny, I guess all champions find this body position, because I see Larry Nutsch on the cover of SuperLooper and he has the exact body position as Clay Cooper’s picture. You’ll start to notice this body position is the main ingredient among these pro ropers and even the amateur ropers who are winning. Without the correct body position, you have no balance and no power and no horsemanship. This is because if you can’t keep your balance, you’re always getting blown back in the saddle or bowed over your horn. If you sit square in your saddle with your hips and shoulders square, with your swell and

both toes pointed straight ahead, and you keep your heels down and your hands low, you might be a good cutter, but you will always be a poor roper. When you hit a baseball, don’t you twist at the waist and bring your left and right shoulder back a little to coil up for power? And when you bunt, don’t you square up to the batter and slap the ball instead of staying back with power? That’s the same thing that happens when a roper starts squaring up and leaning on the right leg. They can’t reach out, and they lose their power. What about golf? You almost have to do the same thing as heeling a steer. Your power comes from up high above the right side of your head, then in your delivery you twist and let your shoulders and hips release the power to come down and across. Also look at the GT4 Classic rope ads. In all these magazines, you can see four World Champions all standing in their stirrups and all of their right shoulders and hips have been released to come

around for the delivery. Look and see how they are not square in the delivery. They have gone from right shoulder and hip back, to right shoulder and hip forward. So there goes the old deal that a lot of people have been teaching about “just stay seated.� In the GT4 ad, you could call it “all stand up.� Why do I bring all this up? Because this is what I do for a living, I teach people to rope and it’s hard for people to rope well if they are getting bad advice. If you want to be a good roper, you need to be up on your toes and the balls of your feet like a boxer. If you don’t believe me, just sit in a lawn chair and try to rope the dummy. Then stand up and get up on the balls of your feet, and see which way feels like you have more power. Until next time, keep your left shoulder forward until delivery. Your Friend,

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Circle T Arena Changes Hands By Julie Bryant

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hen it comes to knowing the best or having the best, there are some names and places that always seem to be mentioned. Hotels? The Waldorf Astoria in New York. Restaurants? Spago of Beverly Hills comes to mind. Cars? Probably a Mercedes would be on the list. For the team roper, though, one place has to be the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas. Let’s face it, for the team roper, having the best boils down to fine horseflesh, durable saddles and a trustworthy truck. What makes that even better is a place to compete that understands and caters to the team roper. New owners and partners in the arena, Frank Zermeno, Juan Zermeno and Jordy Martinez, plan to make sure the Circle T is just that. “We want to make sure that our customer gets what he pays for when he comes here,” said Frank. “If there is one thing you know about team ropers, is they are very conscious of their money and we want to make sure they get what they pay for.” Pulling up to this facility nestled in the rolling hills of Central Texas just southwest of Fort Worth, it’s not hard to believe that you’re already getting your money’s worth. The entrance looks like it came right off a movie set about the Alamo and once you step inside, you’re struck with how clean and orderly the facility is. Want to get comfortable? No problem. A full service restaurant is available as well as a cantina, which features a stage for the bands that often liven up the atmosphere. For those long days of team roping, when you need a break to cool down or a place to keep the kids busy, a swimming pool is right outside as well as a volleyball court and a basketball hoop. Having a place to lay your weary head is easily remedied as well, with 50 RV spaces at the ready, as well as a nicely appointed Best Western hotel just steps away. Frank, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, and his cousin, Juan, have taken their individual experiences in managing facilities to what they hope will be a new level in the ownership of the Circle T Arena. Frank, who is now an American citizen, operated a facility for eight years in Whitesboro, Texas, where he hosted cutting, reining, barrel racing and team roping competitions. But, at heart, he’s a team roper, having been introduced to the entrepreneurial spirit while delivering corriente cattle to a producer in Kansas. “I came to the United States in 1992 to the horse sale in Shawnee and began to make more and more trips back here,” said Frank. “I just saw where I could begin to offer what we were offering in Mexico.” Juan, who owns an indoor arena in Mexico, plans on joining his cousin in bringing a level of customer service to the roper that they may not be accustomed to. 24 / MAY 2011

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“When the roper comes here, we want them to know that we really appreciate them,” he said. The trio recognizes that their investment, some $3 million, comes at an unusual time in the team roping industry, but Frank says that the sport of team roping itself is one that will always do well. “Unlike cutting or reining, where a lot of the riders are being paid by the mile to haul a horse and are being paid to show the horse, team roping is a sport where 98% of the participants are amateurs and they are his or her own boss,” he said. “They pay their entry fee, pay for their fuel and pay for their food, so they’re a lot more aware of the costs of the sport than most people are. Team ropers are real good about knowing how much it costs to produce a roping and you have got to be fair with them. So that’s one thing that will always be important . . . to show the team roper the respect they deserve and treat them fairly, because in turn we’ll expect them to show us that same respect.”

convenient and affordable to eat there, with a greater variety of food available. To say that the Circle T Arena is a sleeper hit, to use a motion picture vernacular, is somewhat of an understatement. But the Zermeno/Martinez partnership will undoubtedly see that it will become known as the premier facility of the sport.

Much of the staff at the Circle T Arena remains the same. Kevin Redstrom, who was a part of the original team that designed the facility, remains the arena manager. “The team that has been here has been a big part of this arena’s success,” said Frank, “and they’ll continue to be a part of the success with a plan that makes them personally successful when the Circle T is successful.” Martinez also emphasized that the facility offers more than livestock events, having hosted weddings, including that of SuperLooper editor Ben Clements and wife Jodi, along with other special occasions. Furthermore, as manager of the restaurant, Martinez said ropers will find it much more SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 25


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COWBOY O LAW AB WO Y by Kyle Post

Hello everyone! I hope your 2011 is off to a great start. The beginning of a new year often brings with it many changes for all of us. I started the year by moving to Dallas, Texas to join a new practice. It has been an exciting change for my family. There have also been changes within my profession. As you may know, the estate tax laws have been in a constant state of flux for the last several years with significant debate on how much and what to tax and whether there should even be an estate tax at all. For most of 2010 there was no federal estate tax, but at the end of the year Congress passed a temporary estate tax law that will be in place for the next two years. These new laws create significant planning opportunities and may be the most favorable estate tax laws in modern history. Estate tax planning under the new laws will be the topic of a future article. Many people believe estate planning is something that only “rich people” need to worry about so they can avoid paying taxes. While tax planning can be an important part of an estate plan, in most cases it is not the most important part. The fundamental reason for an estate plan is to control the ultimate distribution of a person’s assets after death (and sometimes prior to death). An estate plan also allows individuals to 26 / MAY 2011

select the people who will be responsible for handling their estates and who will make important decisions for them. Some of us have been involved with a family member or friend who suffered from Alzheimer’s or other debilitating conditions which prevented that person from making their own decisions. A proper estate plan includes instructions regarding who will take care of us and make those important decisions for us if we ever become unable to make them for ourselves. Without advanced planning, court proceedings may be required, resulting in significant delay, controversy and expense. This article outlines the various documents that could be part of an estate plan and the purpose of each document.

Last Will and Testament A last will and testament, or “will”, is the traditional document used to dispose of assets upon a person’s death. The document also appoints the individual who will be the executor to oversee the distribution of assets and management of the estate. For people with young children, the will also appoints the person(s) who will become the guardian of the children in the event both parents die. In some cases, this is an extremely difficult decision and one that may result in significant disagreement among family members. A will allows you to avoid most, if not all, of the potential for argument and gives you the peace of mind to know that your children will be cared for by the people you chose. How does a will work? When a person dies with assets that need to be distributed, his or her will must be presented to the local court along with various other documents the court may require. This process is called probate. After court approval, the executor named in the will is officially appointed and can begin paying off debts and distributing assets to the estate beneficiaries. In some states, probate can be a long and expensive process,

while it is relatively simple in other states. If an individual does not have a will, then any of his or her assets are distributed according to state laws and the court chooses an executor based on a specified order of priority.

Living Trust The use of living trusts has increased in popularity as a method for disposing of assets. A trust contains many of the same provisions as a will, but operates much differently. One of the primary purposes of a living trust is to avoid the probate process described above. In order for a trust to function properly it must be funded before a person’s death. That is, all of the person’s assets must be retitled into the name of the trust. This requires preparing deeds for real estate, changing names on bank accounts, transferring vehicle titles, and may require obtaining creditor approval for some assets. If any assets are not properly transferred prior to death, then probate will likely be required which will add to the expenses that were trying to be avoided.

Medical Power of Attorney The importance of a medical power of attorney is best illustrated by an example. Assume I go to a local roping this weekend and my horse slips and falls on me, knocking me unconscious. After being transported to the nearest medical facility, the doctors determine there are several different treatment options. Who has the authority to make the treatment decision on my behalf? A medical power of attorney would be presented to the doctors showing them who I had selected to make those decisions. Otherwise, there may be disagreement among my family members regarding how I should be treated or whether I should be treated at all. In addition, the medical power of attorney is often combined with a designation of guardian for the purpose of selecting the person who will be responsible for caring for me if I am unable to do so myself.


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General Durable Power of Attorney Following on the last example, if I am unable to make financial decisions on my own, someone needs to make them for me. Who will be authorized to write checks from my bank account, to operate my business or enter into other transactions on my behalf? A general durable power of attorney authorizes specific individuals to make those important decisions. Without this authorization, court action may be required.

Living Will or Directive to Physicians In recent years, there have been a few high-profile cases about the use of MAY life-11 support and other life-prolonging treatments. Opinions on this sensitive subject differ widely even within the same family. One of the biggest cases in

recent years involved a woman who suffered a coma and was on life support for several years. Her husband decided to take her off life support, but her parents did not want to and took the battle to court. It took almost seven years for the case to be decided. The purpose of a living will or directive to physicians is to state your desires regarding the use of life-sustaining treatment if you end up with an irreversible condition. It also prevents unnecessary and undesirable court battles regarding the issue.

personal information. When you go to the doctor or dentist you are generally asked to sign a HIPAA release that gives the doctor the ability to review your past medical history and treatment records. There are also times when a person’s family may need to have access to this personal medical information. A HIPAA release identifies the individuals you authorize to review that information.

Conclusion

The documents outlined above are the basic parts of an estate plan. As someone who has seen the difficulty HIPAA Release and expense that could have easily been The Health Insurance Portability and avoided with minimal planning, I Accountability Act of 1996 created believe every individual should at least procedures and for think about whether BUILT BYsafeguards CR VSA IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’Dhaving these protecting our private health records documents in place makes sense for him and information by limiting the ability or her. By being aware of the reasons for of most health insurance companies having an estate plan we can make an and medical providers to disclose informed decision about the issue.

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Make Your Horse Easier to Catch By Cynthia McFarland with Chris Cox

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ow many times have you heard someone say, “He’s a great horse…..once you catch him,” or “Sure, he’s a good horse; he’s just a little tough to catch.” Many people try to catch a loose horse at pasture by cornering him and hiding the halter and lead rope behind their back. Some owners rely on a bucket of grain or some kind of snack to capture their horse. Lifelong horseman and three-time Road to the Horse Champion, Chris Cox doesn’t believe in sneaking up on a horse or in bribing him. “Instead of catching my horses, I prefer to teach them to be caught,” he says. “Once the horse learns you’re not out to ‘get him,’ he will become easy to catch, whether he’s in a stall, a paddock or a huge pasture.” Making a horse easier to catch has nothing to do with leaving a halter on him. It’s potentially dangerous to leave a halter on a loose horse, as it can hang up on something and cause the horse to get injured, sometimes badly. Horses have killed themselves or had to be put down because of severe injuries from getting their halter caught, so for safety’s sake, don’t leave a halter on your horse when you turn him out. A lot of horses try to avoid being caught because they don’t want to have to work, so don’t just catch your horse when you want to ride or need him for a specific reason, such as a blacksmith or vet appointment. Make it a point to 28 / MAY 2011

occasionally walk out to his paddock, field, corral or stall just to “visit” a few minutes and leave without even putting a halter on. If you just “visit” him from time to time, he’ll realize that every time he sees you it doesn’t mean work. When you do want to catch your horse, never just walk right up to him. Remember, you want to teach him to be caught, not just catch him. Don’t hide the halter and lead rope behind your back; just carry it as you usually would and let it hang over your arm. Instead of walking up to your horse, walk into the area where he is and

step in front of him to capture his attention when you are some distance away. As soon as the horse notices you and puts his focus directly on you with both his eyes and ears, stop and turn away from him. “The secret is to release the ‘pressure’ caused by your presence in coordination with the horse’s response to you,” explains Cox. “Horses are by nature curious animals. You will automatically build his confidence and his desire to approach if you can show him that you won’t get in his space without his permission.”


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Now that the horse’s attention is focused on you, you want to invite him to come towards you by keeping that attention and controlling his body movements. You can cause the horse to move his hindquarters, which effectively

controls his entire body, simply by using your body language. When you are still standing a ways off from the horse, make him move his hindquarters to both the left and right. Do this by keeping your visual focus on

his hip, and by stepping in the opposite direction that you want him to swing his hind end. For example, when you step to the right, if the horse is facing you he’s going to swivel to keep facing you, continued on page 30

Halter Use

If you aren’t accustomed to a rope halter, learn how to handle and tie it correctly so you can use it safely. When haltering your horse, put the lead rope under his neck, then over. Hold the tail of the rope with your right hand and hold the halter with your left hand. Scoop the horse’s nose as you slip on the halter and then tie the halter knot. When tying the “sheepshank” knot, the tail of the rope

goes under the halter eye and around to the right. Take the tail back around through the loop you just made and feed the tail through. When you’re done, the tail of the rope should face towards the tail of the horse. VSA When removing IN HOUSEyour PROOF halter, always CRX’D keep the rope around the horse’s neck for control as you slip off the halter. Don’t leave a halter on a loose horse! It’s dangerous and unnecessary.

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which means he will move his hindquarters to his right. When you step to the left and the horse is facing you, he will swivel his hind end to his left. This way you are controlling his movement even though you aren’t close enough to touch him. “Don’t look the horse in the eye at this point,� says Cox. “That can be intimidating to him. Your visual focus should be on his hindquarters as you make him move, and his attention should be totally focused on you even though you still haven’t gotten close enough to touch him or put a halter on him.�

If a horse is difficult to catch, you may have to spend more time in the beginning gaining his confidence and attention. It won’t take long for him to realize you’re giving him time to respond and not rushing to catch him. After you’re controlling the horse’s body movements as described above, turn away from him again and begin walking to the gate. The horse will start following you. Don’t put the halter on him until he comes up to you. Use this method every time and your horse will soon start coming to be caught instead of you going to catch him.

Up Close with Chris Cox Born in Florida and ranch-raised in Australia, Chris returned to the United States in 1986 to make a career of working with horses. Years of working horseback on the ranch near Queensland gave Chris a healthy respect for the horse’s ability and intelligence, and helped him develop his own methods of individualized training. Active in the cutting horse world as both a trainer and competitor, Chris has trained a variety of breeds for different disciplines. He also loves to rope, having been into calf roping in the past, and in more recent years, team roping. He participates in the Reno Invitational each year and plans to host an annual invitational roping at his own ranch. He also offers horsemanship clinics for team ropers designed to prevent and solve problems with rope horses and to help riders better maintain the competition rope horse. In February 2011, Chris won his third Road to the Horse Championship. He

travels around the world appearing at expos, conducting clinics and horsemanship demonstrations, and his “Ride the Journey’ tour takes him to cities across the U.S. each year. Chris offers horsemanship courses and roping clinics at his Texas ranch, and has a regular horsemanship program on RFD-TV. Chris and his wife, Barbara, and their children, Charley and Case, live on the Diamond Double C Ranch in Mineral Wells, Texas. Ride the Journey, by Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland, a 225-page book published by Western Horseman, is packed with step-by-step exercises and color photos that details Chris’ practical methods and training techniques. Visit www.chris-cox.com or call Chris Cox Horsemanship Company at 1-888-81-HORSE for information on upcoming clinic and course dates, expo appearances, equipment, books and training DVDs.


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Header David Key, George Strait, and heeler Jade Corkill pose in front of the championship trucks.

KEY and Corkill Bank $174,600 Cash at 2011 GSTRC by Doreen Shumpert

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pparently, heeler Jade Corkill had so much fun stuffing about $125,493 bucks in cash and prizes in his pockets two years ago when he won the George Strait Team Roping Classic (with partner Chad Masters) that he couldn’t resist taking another swing at victory. Literally! Mission accomplished. This time, he shared the championship cache with header David Key. The duo roped their three go-round steers Saturday in a total time of 15.62 seconds, which paid out a total of $174,600 in cash, plus trucks, trailers, rope bags, jackets, buckles and more loot. To put it in perspective, in the same amount of time it takes most of us to pour our first cup of morning coffee and doctor it up, these two banked $87,300 per man in greenbacks alone, and pocketed keys to first-class new rigs loaded with loot. Not bad for a “day’s work.” Both men “double dipped” and won 32 / MAY 2011

rotation money as well with other partners. Key banked another $2,310 by winning the eighth rotation with PRCA Hall-of-Fame heeler Clay O’Brien Cooper, and Corkill took second, good for $1,540, in the seventh rotation with former PRCA world champ/GSTRC champ Chad Masters. The win was the first George Strait Team Roping Classic (GSTRC) for Key, but the victory lap was nothing new. Key has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo nine times and is a member of the elite “million dollar cowboy” club in the earnings category. But the GSTRC victory was extra sweet, after two decades of trying amidst other legends of the sport. “This roping changes lives,” said Key. “People can work all year and not make this kind of money. It’s something I’ve dreamed about for the 20-plus years I’ve been coming.” “Thank you Jesus, and thank you George!” Corkill added, who got to

celebrate with new 12-day-old son, Colby, and his wife Haley. “Winning today ranks number two on my list. It’s been a great 12 days of my life!” Actually, it’s been even better; Corkill is off to a blazing start in 2011, also winning the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, both with partner Chad Masters. The GSTRC is held each year at the San Antonio Rose Palace in San Antonio, Texas. Twenty-nine years ago, George Strait and his brother Buddy Strait came up with the concept as more or less a roping for friends and family, produced by the same. Since then, the event has become a “life changing” roping for each year’s champs, with record shattering payouts and world-class sponsorships that increase yearly. This year’s event, held March 11-12, again saw nearly 500 teams battle for a grand total of $650,000 in cash and prizes. Traditionally, all teams roped together in


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Corkill liked it, yet made some comparisons. “It’s a little more nerve-racking,” he said. “When it’s your rotation, you have to be on your game. Before, you might know if you roped a certain time you’d make it in, now it’s all depends on what happens in your rotation,” he said, adding that overall, he probably still prefers the old format.

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two qualifying rounds on Friday, and the top 50 qualifiers returned for Saturday’s finals. But, even with such past success and accolades from the ropers, the Strait family and staff continue to look for ways to improve, up the ante, and be more fair. Ask anybody who really knows George, and they’ll tell you at the end of the day its really about his love for ropers, roping, and that same desire to produce the best product possible in all aspects of his career. Consequently, a major change was made to the format. This year, 500 teams were broken down into groups of 50, and the top five times from each rotation qualified for Saturday’s finals. This improved the ropers’ odds in two major ways; each team only roped against 49 others (instead of hundreds), and it really evened things out with the steers. “The new qualifying system is the fairest way to do it,” Key said. “In the past, the first ropers sometimes got the short end of the stick because it is harder to rope those steers. The later it went the easier it was. No doubt about it, this is better.” Country music Hall of Famer, and GSTRC founder and host George Strait, welcomes a sellout crowd at the 29th anniversary of his legendary roping.

David Key and Jade Corkill, 2011 GSTRC champions.


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in a faster venue like that with fresh steers. He’ll stay with them and let you handle them, so he’s perfect for this kind of roping,” Key said. Corkill’s usual mount was sick, so he borrowed fellow roper Brady Minor’s horse “Dugout” who Corkill had ridden before and was familiar with. “If you have to get on one and win, he’s it,” he said. “He’s one of the best out there.” As for spending the proceeds, both men have well-thought-out plans. Key is building a new home and facility, and plans to use some for that, and also to invest in his two young sons’ college funds. “My wife Josey is good with money, so

I’ll just give it to her and let her spread it around where it is needed,” he added. Two years ago, Corkill planned to invest in some rental homes—and that he did, and it has worked out well. He plans to probably do more of the same, and invest in some more cows, so that when rodeo life is all said and done, he can “live easy.” For now, Key and Corkill are still savoring the win, and will for quite some time. Key may have summed up it up best for both of them. “I told George for the 24 years I’d been there, it seemed like a dream to be able to win it,” Key said. “And when we did, it still seems like a dream!” he concluded.

PHOTO COURTESY TERRY CALONGE/GSTRC

“I think this format throws a little more luck into it; times that would have qualified in past years didn’t, and vice versa. But it did give more ropers a chance, which is a good thing.” It’s awfully hard to win this kind of money on foot. At this level, to say you must be “well mounted” is a bit of an understatement. Any top roper will tell you that in company this tough, the horse alone can be the determining factor. Key was aboard a good horse he’s owned for about four or five years, called “Boogie.” “He’s real soft in the corner, easy to rope fast on, forgiving, and he lets you reach, doesn’t duck and is a good horse

Reserve champs Cody Cowden and Spencer Mitchell with their custom Twister saddles courtesy of Tractor Supply, and producer George Strait. As always, the GSTRC maintains some of the top, and most loyal, event sponsors in the nation, including: Cavender Chevrolet, Bruton Trailers, Wayne Wright Lawyers, Bill Millers BBQ, Tractor Supply Company, Cactus Ropes, Justin Boots, Resistol, Wrangler, LiftMaster, Frost Bank, Classic Ropes, Bar G Feedyard, Montana Silversmiths, Hill Country/Kioti Tractors, Brake Check and Capitol Farm Credit.

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2011 GSTR Results (courtesy GSTRC) Saturday Finals Payoff per team 1. David Key / Jade Corkill, 15.62, $174,600; 2. Spencer Mitchell / Cody Cowden, 16.10, $69,840; 3. Camish Jennings / Wade Clayton, 16.84, $48,016; 4. Nick Rawlings / Richard Durham, 17.33, $43,650; 5. Colby Schneeman / B.J. Dugger, 17.48, $34,920; 6. Cody Owens / Jed Middleton, 18.59, $26,190; 7. Keven Daniel / Allen Bach, 20.67, $21,824; 8. Anthony Lucia / Buddy Hawkins, 21.16, $17,460 Go Rounds 1. Brock Hanson / Clay Cooper, 4.49, $3,000 $1,500; 2. Derrick Begay / Cory Petska, 4.13, $3,000 $1,500; 3. David Motes / Ryan Motes, 4.88, $3,000 $1,500 Wayne Wright Red Wrap Steers Derrick Begay / Cory Petska, 4.13, $20,000

50 Finalists 1. Nick Sartain / Russell Cardoza 2. Anthony Lucia / Buddy Hawkins 3. Keven Daniel / Allen Bach 4. Tee Woolman / Calvin Taylor 5. Casey Hicks Billy / Jack Saebens 6. Blake Hughes / Steve Orth 7. Colby Schneeman / B.J. Dugger 8. Luke Brown / Martin Lucero 9. Cooper Wimberly / James Gililland 10. Cody Owens / Jed Middleton 11. Nelson Linares / Jonathon Torres 12. Matt Robertson / John Robertson 13. Anthony Lucia / Seth Jones 14. Drew Horner / Allen Bach 15. Casey Gattis / Jaytin McCright

16. J.D. Yates / Caleb Twisselman 17. Blake Teixeira / Ryan Mayfield 18. Kaleb Drigger / Travis Woodard 19. Charley Crawford / Dakota Kirchenschlager 20. Nick Rawlings / Richard Durham 21. Luke Brown / Patrick Smith 22. Bubba Buckaloo / Monty Joe Petska 23. Spencer Mitchell / Cody Cowden 24. Kelsey Parchman / Walt Woodard 25. Turtle Powell / Russell Cardoza 26. Chad Masters / Jade Corkill 27. Brad Hamilton / J.W. Cotton 28. Kolton Schmidt / Bryan Bacon 29. David Motes / Ryan Motes 30. Colby Lovell / Cory Petska 31. Shank Edwards / Austin Adams 32. David Key / Jake Corkill 33. Camish Jennings / Wade Clayton 34. Brady Tryan / Paul Eaves 35. Casey Gattis Billy / Bob Brown 36. Charley Crawford / Russell Cardoza 37. Derick Fleming / Rhen Richard 38. Derrick Begay / Cesar De La Cruz 39. Shain Sproul / Nano Garza 40. Brock Hanson / Clay Cooper 41. Willie Guerra / Shane Durbin 42. Kevin Stewart / Travis Woodard 43. Bradley Massey / Brent Lockett 44. Garrett Tonozzi / Cody Cowden 45. Colt Fisher / Jeremy Mercer 46. Colby Siddoway / Caleb Twisselman 47. Trevor Brazile / Patrick Smith 48. Aaron Tsinigine / Cory Petska 49. Derrick Begay / Cory Petska 50. Aaron Tsinigine / Clint Harry

PHOTO COURTESY TERRY CALONGE/GSTRC

Fast Times of First Day Qualifications 1st Rotation 1. Bradley Massey / Brent Lockett, $4,620 2. Colt Fisher / Jeremy Mercer, $3,080 2nd Rotation 1. Aaron Tsinigine / Clint Harry, $4,620 2. Aaron Tsinigine / Cory Petska, $3,080 3rd Rotation 1. Matt Adams / Chad Mathis, $4,620 2. Brandon Beers / Ryan Motes, $3,080 4th Rotation 1. Garrett Tonozzi / Broc Cresta, $4,620 2. Spencer Mitchell / Cody Cowden, $3,080

5th Rotation 1. Casey Gattis Billy / Bob Brown, $4,620 2. Kolton Schmidt / Tyrell Flewelling, $3,080 6th Rotation 1. Trevor Brazile / Kory Koontz, $4,620 2. Luke Brown / Martin Lucero, $3,080 7th Rotation 1. Brad Hamilton / J.W. Cotton, $4,620 2. Chad Masters / Jade Corkill, $3,080 8th Rotation 1. David Key / Clay Cooper, $4,620 2. Quincy Kueckelhan / Paul Eaves, $3,080 9th Rotation 1. Brady Tryan / Jake Long, $4,620 2. Derrick Begay / Cory Petska, $3,080 10th Rotation 1. Jake Cooper / Jake Long, $4,620 2. Charley Crawford / Russell Cardoza, $3,080

David Key and family, and Jade Corkill and family pose with “King George” and some of the loot.

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HAULING & PULLING RAM Dodge Ram trucks have always proven to be the most trusted most driven trucks on the road and today’s lineup of heavy duty Rams continue to offer that desire to drive big and bold, hold nothing back while letting the horses blow under the hood. The 2011 Ram designs start with a heavy duty chassis and adds features upon features to make it one tough truck made to haul and pull the biggest and heaviest loads day after day. The new 2011 Dodge begins and ends with the workhorse of power, the proven 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine. The Cummins® power has been a jobsite regular for years because it’s durable, efficient, quiet and clean. In addition, it is the only diesel that meets today’s more stringent Air Resource Board (ARB) state emission standards. The competition can’t say the same. The Cummins engine offers the largest available turbo diesel engine in its class that boosts out 305 horsepower at 2,900 rpm and 610 lbs of torque at 1,600 rpm. The 2011 Ram come equipped with a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) injection system and a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) catalyst to meet stringent 2010 calendar year emissions requirements. An advantage of this DEF system is that, unlike other manufacturers, the Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine will maintain full power when fluid is low. The tank holds eight gallons of DEF and is designed to be filled at oil change intervals, depending on duty cycle. Transmission installed in the new 2011 Dodge Ram trucks come with a variety of combinations to help configure a powertrain that meets the needs of the owner. New for 2011, the automatic transmissions feature Electronic Range Select (ERS) and Tow/Haul mode. The ERS allows the driver to manually limit the highest available transmission gear, thereby allowing manual upshifts and downshifts based on road speed and engine speed. The Tow / Haul mode improves vehicle performance and fuel economy while minimizing engine noise during trailer towing or heavy-load hauling. Feeling the ultimate power that is emitted from sliding into the seat and behind the wheel of a new Dodge Ram truck, the

first thing you will want to know is what can I haul or pull with this beast. The 3500 Dodge Ram has a higher Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 13,000 pounds (Regular Cab, dual-rearwheel axle with 6.7-liter diesel) and can tow up to 18,850 pounds. The Payload reaches 6,650 pounds making the Dodge Ram a truly heavy duty truck unmatched by others. When it comes to safety, Dodge Ram editions are second to none which comprises of a commercial-grade frame. The proven, brute-strong frames of the Ram begin with a 50,000 PSI of rear frame steel strength – the strongest in its class for 3500 pickups and Hydroformed front frame section. Safety continues with more than 25 safety and security features. Some of these features include dual advanced multistage front airbags and passenger side airbags, power adjustable pedals, child seat anchors Sentry Key® immobilizer system, Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS), available remote start system, standard automatic headlamps, enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) and knee bolsters for impact protection. Leaving nothing at bay, the New Dodge Ram trucks also list many new features that make it stand out as one of the best in its class. This includes long-lasting brakes on the Ram 4500 and 5500 models. These consist of the largest front brake rotors and calipers in their class. Large components contribute to greater stopping power and longer brake life.


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In addition, New Rams come with both diesel exhaust brake and integrated trailer brake controller that the driver can engage easily. At the touch of a button, the segment-exclusive standard integrated exhaust brake reduces brake fade, prolongs brake life, and provides stopping safety and confidence when hauling heavy loads on downhill grades. Additionally, the available integrated trailer brake controller allows drivers to automatically or manually activate the electronic trailer brakes for greater stopping power on downhill grades. Dodge knows “one size fits all” doesn’t fly, which is why the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs include an easy-to-upfit frame, so you can put your current upfit on a new truck. Chassis Cab frames are engineered to make easy work of upfitting without the extensive modifications other trucks need. This means your custom build will be ready to work for you faster. Finally, Dodge knows drivers want to take it easy, which is why

they have many driver conveniences inside and out that make your job a little easier. For example, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) keeps track of your truck’s vital stats. It displays average fuel economy, Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) warnings, trailer brake control stats (if equipped), outside temperature and more. Other convenient features on new Dodge Ram trucks include Uconnect™ system featuring navigation with traffic alerts available heated seats both front and back, ventilated front seats, available heated steering wheel, automatic dualtemperature controls, memory system for seats, radio, mirrors and pedals and upper and lower glove boxes. There are even more conveniences, such as trailer tow-side mirrors which articulating to provide a commanding view of the road on both sides of the vehicle even with a long trailer. For on-the-road use of electronics like laptops, a 115-Volt power outlet inverter is included in the center console.

Ford

The 2011 Ford workhorse boast that it is a powertrain that’s Built Ford Tough. Ford engineers have crafted the new 2011 Super Duty® with the goal of bringing owners the toughest, hardest-working truck ever that delivers the most reliability and fuel efficient needs for those who need a truck to tackle hard jobs everyday. Starting under the hood, the all-new 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel is designed to deliver power, efficiency and quiet operation. This new engine features class-exclusive inboard exhaust and outboard air induction architecture helps reduce turbo lag. And speaking of turbo-charging, the new Power Stroke® engine’s turbocharger uses a more efficient design to help generate maximum power quickly and efficiently. Yet another great feature is the new common-rail induction system which, operating at nearly 30,000 psi, uses precise calibration and phasing to provide optimum power and efficiency as well as reduced noise, vibration and harshness. Finally, the new turbo diesel engine meets the latest stricter government emissions requirements. These combined features on the new Powerstroke engine offers an awesome 400 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 800 lbs or torque at 1,600 rpm. The new Ford Super-Duty series also offers the TorqShift®

SelectShift™ Automatic transmission that has bigger and stronger gears than the previous transmission. That means they take on extra torque offering fewer rpm to get going. The SelectShift now has two modes – Progressive Range Select and Full Manual. The driver-initiated functionality can limit the range of gears to lock out overdrive for consistent speed over hills and mountain ranges in the Progressive Range Select mode. In Full Manual mode, drivers are in full control of the transmissions gearbox shifting manually all the way up and all the way down the gearbox. When it comes to trucks, the heavy hauling is always an important measure to seek out. The new 2011 Ford f-350 4X4 dually boast an impressive Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 29,000 lbs. Impressive in every way the maximum allowable total weight of the Super Duty truck can haul down the road or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is 13,300. Safety features are also important for truck owners. Many hours are spent behind the wheel with family and friends and the knowledge of driving a safe and reliable vehicle carries a big load. The 2011 Super Duty series come standard with front and side curtain airbags. These six airbags include Personal Safety System™ on the front airbags, side-impact airbags and the Safety Canopy® System with its state-of-the-art roll-fold technology. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 39


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The new Ford models are also equipped with Hill Start Assist/Hill Descent Control. This aids when crawling uphill by automatically working with ABS to help prevent you from rolling backwards. It also helps the truck maintain control on downhill terrain. Lastly, the Tow/Haul Mode is now enhanced with engine exhaust braking feature that helps slow the vehicle on downgrades and reduces brake wear. The safety factors of the new Ford trucks go outside the cab area. The first-in-class Traction Control on Super Duty® DRW models uses the engine to limit wheelspin by reducing engine throttle output. It’s a smarter way to help keep you in control, even when the elements are out of control. In addition, the new Fords are available with Electronic Locking Rear Differential that helps provide excellent off-road traction in both 4x2 and 4x4 modes.

GM’s most powerful heavy-duty truck ever, the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD model trucks are very capable when it comes to torque, payload, horsepower, towing capacity, handling and performance. It is a heavy-duty pickup that backs you up with an available Duramax Diesel that generates more horsepower and torque than any other Chevrolet full-size pickup and the one with bigger towing numbers. Not to mention, the new HD GM trucks packs along with it a sturdier frame to handle more payload and deliver an improved ride over our previous model trucks.

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Finally, technology continues to seep into the new Ford Super Duty model trucks. The Ford Work Solutions™ can turn your truck into an office on wheels. The innovative Ford Work Solutions™ suite of unique smart tools is exclusive to Ford trucks and vans. The options include an in-dash computer providing full office capability, Tool Link™ for tracking tools used on the job, CrewChief™ for fleet tracking and vehicle diagnostics, Cable Lock™ by Master Lock® to help keep tools secure. Ford Work Solutions is designed to improve your productivity on the job. The 2011 Ford Super Duty offers a load of new implements that carry it to the top of the list of heavy duty trucks. From the Ford heavy duty powertrain, to its impressive payloads, as well as the new safety features and improved integrated controls, the Ford Super Duty series continues to offer a hard working truck for those who need and use it.

The Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine available in the Silverado and Sierra HD models takes once again takes center-stage on the most improved list. The new and improved, Duramax diesel is quieter than ever and boasts 397 horsepower and 765 lbs. of torque. It not only has improved torque and horsepower, but the highway fuel economy was improved by more than 11% over the previous generation, and with a 36-gallon fuel tank, the Duramax offers up to 680 highway miles on a single tank. Additionally, the available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel can run on B20 biodiesel which is a combined mixture of 20% biodiesel mixed with regular diesel. Making the new 3500 GM model trucks even stronger is the Allison Transmission. With nearly a decade on the job, the available, legendary heavy-duty Allison, six-speed transmission harnesses the power of the available Duramax engine putting the power to the pavement through a stronger torque converter, larger diameter output shaft and more robust clutches.


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Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 HD Duel read wheel, long box, single-cab 4X4 model trucks comprise of 21,700 lbs. of maximum towing capacity and the heaviest payload of 6,635 lbs. lies in the back of the 3500 HD, 2-wheel drive, dual rear wheel Regular cab models. These exceptional numbers match up against any other truck on the market today, making the GM models, more than capable to supply the needs of truck owners. Bigger and stronger, with better fuel mileage is great, but safety comes in a close second. The new GM model trucks come equipped to handle all safety aspects including the long-running combination of GM models and OnStar®. OnStar® not only allows you hand free directions that can be download to your vehicle with an automated voice that will call out every turn with the Directions & Connections®, but the OnStar® also enables safety features such as if the vehicle is involved in an accident or theft. Additionally, the simple click of the OnStar button can be uses in many ways to enable help if stranded, locked out, when you need immediate emergency help and more. Silverado 3500 and Sierra 3500 HD model trucks offer the availability of other security and safety features including, new exhaust brake system to help reduce brakes fatigue and failure, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, trailer sway control, Hill Start Assist, Auto grade braking, bigger, stronger brakes with Intelligent Brake Assist and an available integrated trailer brake controller. The available new exhaust brake system on Duramax Diesel uses the technology of a variable vane geometry turbo to create back pressure to slow the vehicle down. That means reduced brake fade, prolonged brake life, and more confidence on steep grades. The Auto Grade Braking automatically downshifts the transmission to help slow the truck when you apply the brakes while descending long, steep grades and the new Trailer Sway Control works in conjunction with StabiliTrak. The Trailer Sway Control feature (single rear wheel models only) senses trailer sway and automatically applies the truck’s brakes to help reduce sway and help maintain control. The new GM HD models also have a bold, new look. The change it at the front of the vehicle with updates to the hood, grille, and front bumper. Inside, drivers can stay entertained with the new Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile that turns the vehicle into a mobile hotspot. The dealer-installed GM-licensed accessory provides multiple users with full Internet access inside the vehicle and up to a 150-foot radius around the vehicle Internet connection can support several devices at once. GM model heavy-duty trucks, both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models have leaped forward when it comes to comforts, safety performance, fuel economy and design. Their lean towards the future in technology with internet access inside their vehicles can be thought of as just the beginning of what there is to come. In addition, GM model trucks belong in a class of their own when it comes to comfort and style. Their sturdier frame to handle more payload and towing capabilities, while still delivering a good ride holds them among the best in today’s pickup truck models.

How To Improve Your Fuel Economy Fuel prices are reaching yet again record highs, and many are looking for ways to make changes to produce big improvements in your MPG! There are two variables that make a difference to your vehicles fuel economy, driving habits, and vehicle maintenance/repair/upgrades.

Driving Habits 1. Anticipate, coast, and use your brakes less. Anticipate stops or slow-downs ahead and take your foot off the gas: try to coast much more than you brake. Any additional distance you coast will save fuel and extend your brake-pad life. 2. Don’t accelerate quickly. Accelerating at about 1/4 throttle will be slower than you’re used to, but it saves a lot of fuel. Whether you’re driving an automatic or manual, this will tend to shift up to higher gears at slower speeds, turning fewer engine revolutions. 3. Minimize idling, and idle smart: Engines only need 10 to 30 seconds for warm-up, and idling your engine for more than a minute typically costs more fuel than re-starting it. So avoid the drive-thru lines at the bank and the fast-food shop: instead of sitting in line, park and go inside. However, when you must idle with an automatic transmission, put the transmission in Neutral or Park while you’re waiting: this will cut your fuel usage at idle by 15-35% depending on the vehicle. 4. Use Cruise Control. It’s proven to save fuel. 5. Overdrive and gear selection. If you have an automatic with Overdrive, use the Overdrive. If you have a manual transmission, shift early to keep engine rpm’s lower and be sure to use the highest gear for highway cruising. 6. Slow down. As you increase speed above 60 mph, wind resistance starts increasing dramatically as a percentage of total fuel consumption. Estimates are that every mile over 60 mph costs you 1% in fuel economy. 7. Watch your tire choice. Replacing your tires/wheels with wider and/or taller ones may look awesome, but keep in mind that your choice could have a 1 to 3% penalty in fuel economy. 8. Carefully consider your route and the time of day. Stop-and-go traffic can be a nightmare for better fuel economy. On the other extreme, if the traffic is moving smoothly and fast (at 60 - 80 mph), your fuel economy is going to be much better. For maximum fuel economy, follow a larger vehicle and use your cruise control. 9. Plan and Combine errands to make fewer trips. Think like your great-grandparents did. Plan meals and grocery shop once a week or twice a month; just make a list of other errands during SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 41


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the week, plan your route, and do it all on the same day. 10. Drive first to your furthest destination of the day. When running errands, driving to your farthest point first will warm up your vehicle’s engine and transmission most quickly, which allows it to operate with more efficiency during the rest of your stops. 11. Clear off the snow and ice. Snow and ice buildup costs you fuel in two important ways: it increases your vehicle’s wind resistance, and it adds a lot of weight. 12. Use an engine block heater. When your engine warms up more quickly, it gets efficient more quickly. But “idling” your engine is an expensive way to warm it up in the winter. Instead, have an engine block heater installed and plug it into a hardware-store timer. Depending on the engine temperature, 1 to 3 hours on the timer will give you an optimal boost for your fuel economy. 13. Use air conditioning wisely. In city driving, it’s cheaper to use the vents and/or roll the windows down. But at highway speeds, it’s a different story: rolling the windows down will cost you more fuel than using the air conditioner. In addition, try to remember to shut off the A/C before you get to your destination. These factors can affect fuel economy by 1-5%. 14. Drive in style - tint your windows. Window tinting offers both privacy and “coolness”, by reducing the load on your Air Conditioner. 15. Close passenger air vents. If your vehicle is a commuter rather than a family car, you don’t need to be cooling your entire car interior. 16. Buy fuel wisely. Ok, this isn’t actually improving your fuel economy, but there are several things to save money on: Filling up on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning will normally save you money. Those are typically the lowest prices of the week. Also, filling up in the morning when the fuel pump is cooler will get you a few extra cents of fuel. So your best time to fill up is - on average - Wednesday morning. Don’t “top off” your tank: you risk losing fuel to the station’s vapor-recovery system, giving them back some of what you’re paying for. 17. Use a good fuel additive. Injectors with excessive deposits have poor spray patterns that can cost you 2 to 15% in fuel economy. Those deposits are caused by poor quality fuel. Find a good fuel additive that will clean your injectors, keep them clean, and (for diesels) lubricate your fuel pump. 18. Lose some weight! Reduce your vehicle’s weight: clean out bed of your truck. For every 200 pounds of extra wheight, it costs you roughly 1 mpg. 42 / MAY 2011

19. Park in the Shade: The hotter the fuel tank gets, the more gas you lose to evaporation. Additionally, most of your savings from shade parking will come from the air conditioner not having to work as long to cool off your car’s interior. Also, If you crack your windows a bit and use a sunshade in the front windshield, you’ll not only sweat less, but you’ll save money from your A/C not having to work as hard. 20. Keep a log of your mileage and fuel. This helps you monitor your fuel economy and driving habits. Not only can you learn the cost benefits of changing your driving style, but you can spot the poor fuel economy that is often a first-alert to maintenance issues. 21. Use your Fuel Economy display. These prominently display the instantaneous fuel economy. Many drivers have noted that this results in developing more frugal and sedate driving habits.

Vehicle MAINTENANCE/REPAIR/UPGRADES These all fall into two general ways to improve fuel economy: Decrease friction in the vehicle’s drivetrain Make it easier for air to flow through the engine, anywhere between the air intake and the exhaust tailpipe. 1. Keep your engine tuned up. If you have a dashboard service-engine light on, you’re typically wasting fuel. Overall, poor engine tuning and lack of maintenance will often decrease fuel economy by 10-20%, and it can be even worse in some cases. 2. Inflate your tires to their optimum, “higher” pressures than “normal”. Besides improving fuel economy, this will improve handling, increase safety, and increase tire life. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. 3. Switch to best-quality synthetic oils and filters throughout your drivetrain: engine oil, transmission fluid, differential gear oil and wheel bearing grease. 4. Improve airflow around your vehicle: - Consider adding a truck bed cover: they can give you a 1 to 2 mpg boost. - Reduce air turbulence under your vehicle: “Off-road” packages which include protective underbody “skid plate” features, or “ground effects” styling packages can help enough to add 1-5% in fuel economy. - Adding an air deflector to the roof of your vehicle when towing will also add 1 to 3 mpg, but keep in mind that it will also reduce your non-towing fuel economy by about the same amount if it’s still on the vehicle when you’re not towing. - Loaded roof racks or cargo pods can cut 5% or more off your fuel economy. Fill the trunk first. A cargo rack that slides into a trailer hitch allows you to carry extra stuff, still get into your trunk, and use less fuel. - Sunroof air-deflectors can be handy, but they do cost you a bit of money. Removing the air deflector might save 1/4 to 3/4% in fuel economy. 5. Improve airflow into the engine. This can happen in several stages of increasing complexity, but the first place is the air filter. If your filter is dirty, that reduces fuel economy - up to 10%. However, there’s a conflicting problem. Conventional filters should NOT be replaced before the OEM’s recommended interval or they will increase your engine wear rate: they rely on the “dust cake” buildup to achieve effective filtration, which can reduce fuel economy. 6. Improve airflow out of the engine: Install an aftermarket exhaust system. These have larger diameter pipes and larger, less restrictive mufflers. This helps to reduce “backpressure” losses which cut down on horsepower, torque and fuel-economy. Keep in mind that on turbocharged engines, anything you do to improve flow (reduce backpressure) through the exhaust system will pay rewards in increased turbo pressure, faster spool-up, and of course, better fuel economy. 7. Watch your transmission modes. Use overdrive when possible. Don’t use 4-wheel drive when you don’t need it. And when buying a new vehicle, consider your driving conditions and habits: if 4WD is important to you, you might want to consider AWD (All Wheel Drive) options for improved safety and automatic fuel-economy management of the drive system.


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New

in Today’s Heavy-Hauling World

Technology continues to advance the hauling and pulling markets. Whether it is aftermarket products for today’s trucks, the hitches that connect them to the trailers, better suspension or even allowing owners to build their new hauling rig from the ground up, today’s manufactures offer it all! Look ahead and see some of the newest ideas and addition to make your next push on the gas pedal something exciting!

Dodge – New 2011 Chassis Cabs

The Ram Truck Brand announced recently it will immediately begin shipping the all-new 2011 Dodge Ram Chassis Cab truck to its North American commercial vehicle dealers. The first Ram Chassis Cabs will start arriving in dealerships in late May 2010. “With Ram Chassis Cabs on their way to dealerships across North America from our Saltillo Assembly Plant, Ram Truck customers now have a full line of vehicles available to meet their needs,” said Scott Garberding, Head of Manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC. “The dedicated employees of the Saltillo plant have worked tirelessly to ensure that the highest quality vehicles come off the line. It is because of their efforts, along with those of the entire team, that the Ram Heavy Duty was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year.” The 2011 Dodge Ram Chassis Cab features: Ram Chassis Cab trucks are available in three weight classes (3500, 4500 and 5500), three trim levels (ST, SLT and Laramie) and four cab-to-axle lengths (60, 84, 108 and 120). They’re also available with two powertrains: the 5.7-liter HEMI® (3500 only) and the proven, commercial grade 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel; three transmissions: 6-speed manual (diesel only), 5-speed automatic (gas) and 6speed automatic (diesel), and a choice of twoor four-wheel drive.

Power Service Products Fuel Maintenance Is More Important Than Ever Just like a fine-tuned athlete, one of the most important things you can do to keep your diesel truck running right is to maintain it properly. Not all diesel fuels are the same and the quality can vary from individual fueling stations and by region. Performance also varies by the type of diesel fuel that is used. One company that has been an industry leader in the diesel additive market is Texas-based Power Service Products. In fact, Power Service is the No.1 selling brand of diesel fuel additives in the U.S. Diesel Kleen is a performance product, loaded with performance-enhancing components such as cetane, detergents and lubricity improvers, Diesel Kleen provides an immediate improvement in the operation of any diesel vehicle. Diesel Kleen® +Cetane Boost® Benefits: • Contains Slickdiesel® for maximum diesel fuel lubrication – protects pumps and injectors against wear caused by ULSD • Boosts cetane up to 6 numbers – engines run smoother with less power lag and faster cold starts (cetane is to diesel what octane is to gas) • Boosts power – reduces need for downshifting during high-load conditions • Cleans dirty injectors – goes beyond the industry standard of keeping injectors clean to actually clean dirty injectors • Increases MPG up to 8 percent – fuel savings exceed cost of additive Recently, the company has introduced another product that deserves attention. The use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) and biodiesel fuels has been a positive step in reducing sulfur emissions from diesel vehicles. However, the sulfur content present in pre-ULSD diesel had a sponge-like effect within the diesel, dispersing water content throughout the fuel and minimized separation. This water separation is becoming an issue like never before. Not only can water collect at the bottom of fuel tanks, causing fuel tank corrosion, icing and general problems with overall performance, but the lack of sulfur also enables fuel contaminants to accumulate, damaging fuel-filters, injectors and other components within the fuel system. To combat the increase of water and fuel contaminant-related problems,

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the folks at Power Service Products have developed Clear-Diesel® Fuel & Tank Cleaner has unique compounds proven to remove significant amounts of water within diesel fuel. Clear-Diesel is perfectly safe to mix with all ULSD and biodiesel fuels, and it’s easy to use. The easy-pour 80-ounce bottle treats 250 gallons of fuel. For best results and to ensure proper mixing, Power Service Products recommends adding the additive to your tank before filling with fuel. Power Service products are available at automotive retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.powerservice.com.

Albuquerque Freightliner/Western Star/Sprinter Quick Coupler

Step it up to a “big-rig”

Take the hassle out of hooking up your trailer with the Quick Coupler. The Quick Coupler is safe, fast, and easy to use.

Head to any roping or rodeo event and no doubt you will see where the future of the truck and trailer industry is heading. The heavy-haulers, and living quarters trailers fill these parking lots and offer a ton of extras. The feeling of home away from home from the trailers are becoming bigger and bigger and only the largest of today’s truck market allow you to pull them safely and securely. Albuquerque Freightliner/Western Star/Sprinter is your one stop source for parts and service on all makes classes six and above. Need a serious rig for hauling your serious trailer? Look no further. We also offer competitive financing, insurance, and extended warranty programs. Come see Byron or Pat, or call 800-250-9253 for more information. Sign up to view your account information online or to receive our email newsletter and specials. - www.LonestarTruckGroup.com Facebook.com/LonestarTruckGroup Twitter.com/LonestarTG

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What makes the Quick Coupler different than your standard coupler is the unique design of the cone shaped self-aligning receiver with a 5 ½ inch diameter. All you have to do is get close and the coupler will automatically self align with the ball when you lower the trailer. The coupler simply “funnels” itself into the perfect hitching position every time. When the coupler is lowered onto the ball the automatic latch snaps securely, eliminating any worry that you forgot to latch your coupler. The Quick Coupler has all the features you need to pull hassle free. To unhitch, all you have to do is pull on the release cable which draws up the locking arm and releases the hitch ball. This can be done from standing outside the bed of your truck. With the unique lock pocket feature you have the ability to lock your coupler, preventing would-be thieves from hooking up to your trailer and driving away. The grease zerk is a great maintenance feature. This not only greases the automatic latch, it also greases your hitch ball which makes hitching and turning smoother and easier on your truck, coupler, trailer, and hitch ball. The coupler is only to be used with a 2 5/16 ball and has a #30,000 GVW rating. The Quick Coupler can be easily installed within minutes on any gooseneck trailer. Trailer Gear, Inc. not only offers the standard Quick Coupler but also offset couplers and a cushion-ride coupler. Trailer Gear, Inc. 1-800-578-9633 www.trailergear.com

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Bully Dog Technologies Making Every Ride a Bully

Bully Dog Technologies develops products with customers in mind, and almost every customer has unique needs and desires. Every Bully Dog product from GT tuners to big rig manifolds to rapid flow cold air intakes is developed to be flexible, allowing users to customize their vehicles to whatever end they desire. Want outrageous performance down the race track? You got it. Looking for more power up a steep grade? Bully Dog can help. Whatever users’ needs may be, Bully Dog provides them with the high quality solutions they need and the “back in your seat” experience they crave. Bully Dog exceeded themselves with the introduction of the Triple Dog GT. This innovative product is actually four products combined into one sleek, new design. It functions as a downloader that adds power, a tuner that allows for multiple drive train settings to be tuned and adjusted, a gauge pack that monitors four gauge functions at one time while being fully customizable to every user’s preferences and a conscientious Driving Coach. The revolutionary Driving Coach software monitors wasted vehicle energy and then informs the driver how to change their driving habits to increase fuel economy. The GT is loaded with additional features; the Diesel unit works on Dodge, Ford and GM vehicles, while the Gas unit works of Dodge, Ford, GM and Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs. The GT also comes packaged complete with all necessary mounting hardware. For more information visit ww.bullydog.com or visit your local Bully Dog dealer. Bully Dog: Providing the back in your seat, white knuckle, teeth gritting, eye watering, heart racing, adrenaline pumping, neck breaking experience.

SportsChassis The SportChassis Ranch Hauler RHA-114 The primary focus at SportChassis LLC is to build the finest line of heavy duty pickups in the world. SportChassis has led the market and pushed the standards of a cross country hauler to new heights by continuously creating new trends in the heavy duty pickup market. SportChassis thoughtfully wrapped a multitude of luxury car comfort features around a long lasting Freightliner M2 chassis. The SportChassis product has been pulling Americas dreams since 1997 and has innovated the towing industry with its quiet air ride cab, Italian leather seating, and state of the art voice/touch screen multimedia systems. SportChassis owners know that when trailering heavy loads, it is not about how much a vehicle can pull but rather how well a vehicle can control its load. SportChassis LLC is the only OEM licensed manufacturer of a tow specific vehicle, and every SportChassis is backed by an unrivaled bumper to bumper factory warranty, honored at all Freightliner or SportChassis dealerships. Proper towing just doesn’t get much better than the RHA-114, with an available 450 horse big block engine delivering an impressive 1650lb-ft of torque. SportChassis also offers its own in-house financing to help simplify your purchase. Visit sportchassis.com to find out why the RHA-114 should be your next pickup.

STI – Trailer Air Suspension Air Ride Suspension for your Trailer Air ride suspension is available as an alternative to your standard leaf spring or torsion axle suspension under your trailer, providing a better, smoother ride for both the trailer and cargo, as well as the tow vehicle. Additionally, horses arrive at competition ready to compete, no down time to recuperate from that long trailer ride. Suspension Technology, Ind. offers the LBS model air ride suspensions, available as an option from most trailer manufacturers or as a retro-fit to replace existing leaf spring or torsion axles. vailable in capacities from 2,000 pounds to 12,000 pounds per axle, the suspension utilizes industry standard air springs, wheel ends, and brake components. The custom-sized suspensions are designed to fit all trailer frames. STI’s suspensions provide side-to side leveling, independent wheel suspension, axle-to-axle load equalization, and the ability to lower the trailer for loading and unloading, decreasing the angle of your rear trailer ramp. Typical applications horse trailers, equipment trailer, boat trailers and RV’s. For additional information www.ridetheair.com or 888-877-3058. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 45


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Kansas Championships Hutchinson, KS May 20-22, 2011

At first glance the community of Hutchinson, Kansas may seem to be a community without a lot going for it. However, a second glance is warranted. Founded in 1871 when Indian agent C.C. Hutchinson contracted with the Santa Fe Railroad to make a town at the railways crossing over the Arkansas River, the town has had its share of struggles and hardships.

Hutchinson is a community of die-hard residents who have watched the world pass them by and continue to hold on to the traditions and spirit that created the city in the first place. Perhaps that is why the Kansas Championships will be such a unique roping. The USTRC roping will kick off the weekend of May 20 through the 22 and you can bet the Jeff Smith production will be a good one. Ropers will be in for a weekend of good team roping spent in a community of great folks eager to show their hospitality. 46 / MAY 2011

Home to the Kansas State Fair and the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, you bet there will be things to see and do in Hutchinson when the roping winds up each evening. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is a museum and educational facility that is best known for the display and restoration of spaceflight artifacts and educational camps. It is one of only three museums to display spacecraft flown on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center grew from a planetarium


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established on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in 1962. The 105,000-square-foot (9,800 m2) facility now houses the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow, and one of the largest collection of space artifacts in the world, second only to the National Air and Space Museum. The Cosmosphere has four venues: The Hall of Space Museum, The Justice Planetarium, The Carey IMAX Dome Theatre, and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, which is a live science presentation. The Cosmosphere also hosts a series of camps for children as young as those going into second grade, up to a camp designed for grandparents to attend with their grandchildren. The only Smithsonian-affiliated museum in Kansas, the Cosmosphere was voted one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas in a 2008 national poll. The Kansas Underground Salt Museum provides the opportunity to go 650 feet (198 meters) beneath the Earth’s surface. It is a unique destination attraction for exploring an amazing environ carved from salt deposits formed 275 million years ago. The museum is located in the Hutchinson Salt Company mine which began operation in 1923 as Carey Salt Company. There are just 14 other salt mines in the United States, none of which are accessible to tourists. Prairie Dunes Country Club is a golf course located just outside Hutchinson. It is frequently ranked among the best golf courses in the United States, and has hosted several United States Golf Association National Championship tournaments. The club was founded by Emerson Carey and his four sons in the mid 1930s. The course was designed by Perry Maxwell and the first nine holes opened on September 13, 1937. Twenty years later in 1957, a second 9 holes were opened. If you are in for a good game of golf after the roping winds up be sure and bring your clubs. If you are planning on a good roping in May set your sights on the Kansas Championships in the middle of the month. Hutchinson coupled with a good Jeff Smith production will make the Kansas Championships a good USTRC roping to have on your calendar. Don’t miss it. It will be worth the haul. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 47


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West of the Ozarks Classic June 3-5, 2011 Grove, Oklahoma Flying Cow Arena Jeff Smith 620-921-5903 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Stonebrook Inn 918-786-9799 Hotel K Outrigger Motel 918-786-4456 Hotel K Best Western Timberridge Inn 918-786-6900 Hotel K Rheingarten Restaurant www.therheingarten.com Restaurant K El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant www.elvallarta.com Restaurant K Cowskin Prairie Restaurant & Hotel 918-786-6047 Restaurant K Hill Top Restaurant 918-787-9970 Restaurant K Montana Mike’s Steakhouse www.stockadecompanies.com Restaurant K Kelly Custom www.kellygolf.net Golf K Cherokee Grove Club, Inc. 918-786-9852 Golf K Patricia Island Estates & Club www.patriciaisland.com Golf K Road Hog Saloon www.officialgrandlake.com Entertainment K Long’s Resort & Fish Haven www.longsresortongrand.com Entertainment K Honeycreek Resort www.honeycreekresortandmotel.com Entertainment K Har-Ber Village Museum www.har-bervillage.com Entertainment

Red Rock Classic June 3-5, 2011 Red Rock State Park Red Rock Roping Co. & Walt Eddy 505-879-6191 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Best Western Red Rock Inn 505-722-7600 Hotel K La Quinta Inn and Suites 505-722-2233 Hotel K Quality Inn 505-726-1000 Hotel K Best Western / Royal Holiday 505-722-4900 Hotel K Best Western Inn and Suites 505-722-2222 Hotel K Earl’s Restaurant www.foodandwine.com Restaurant K Golden Corral www.goldencorral.com Restaurant 48 / MAY 2011

Florida Panhandle Classic Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special rate ID #00214570

K New Mexico Steakhouse www.aznmfishsoup.org Restaurant K Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill www.applebees.com Restaurant K Gallup Municipal Course www.ci.gallup.nm.us Golf K Zuni Mountain Course 505-287-9239 Golf K Gallup City Rex Museum www.ci.gallup.nm.us Entertainment K Aztec Twin Theatre www.allentheatresinc.com Entertainment K SW Indian Foundation: Gallup Cultural Center www.southwestindian.com Entertainment

Indiana Classic June 3-5, 2011 Henryville, Indiana Yankeetown Arena Dan Stewart 502-583-5502 USTRC www.ustrc.com Remember: The Yankeetown Arena runs on Eastern Standard Time. 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 Club www.championspointe.com Golf K Westwood 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 www.gigglescomedyclubs.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

June 4-5, 2011 Marianna, Florida Jackson County Ag Center www.mariannaflorida.com 423-340-0640 Jx2 Productions and John Johnson 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 Club www.indianspringsgolfcourse.net Golf K Florida Caverns 850-482-4257 Golf K Florida Caverns State Park www.floridastateparks.org Entertainment K Florida Peanut Producers Association www.flpeanuts.com Entertainment

West Texas Championships June 9-12, 2011 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 Red Lobster Restaurants www.redlobster.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Western Sky Steak House westernskysteakhouse.org Restaurant K Don Oscars Mexican Restaurant www.donoscars.com Restaurant K Franco’s Cafe francoscafe.org 325-653-8010 Restaurant K Logan’s Roadhouse www.logansroadhouse.com Restaurant K Texas Roadhouse www.texasroadhouse.com Restaurant K Twin Mountain Steak House 325-949-4239 Restaurant K Henry’s Steakhouse 325-944-4323 Restaurant K Riverside Hills Club 325-653-6130 Golf


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K Bentwood Country Club www.bentwoodcc.com K College Hills & Games 325-944-7654 K Railway Museum of San Angelo 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 Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment

Western Colorado Championships June 10-12, 2011 Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa County Fairgrounds www.mesacounty.us/fairgrounds www.visitgrandjunction.com 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 Course LLC www.chipetagolf.com Golf K City of Grand Junction Courses www.gjcity.org Golf K Western Colorado Center for the Arts Entertainment www.gjartcenter.org 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

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 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

Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Golf Golf Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment

North Arkansas Classic

June 17-19, 2011 Berryville, Arkansas Carroll County Fairgrounds Rope the Ozarks Kevin Hall June 11-13, 2010 Sidney, Iowa Sidney, Iowa Rodeo Grounds www.sidneyia.net Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info Produced by Jeff Smith 620-921-5903 K Fairway Motor Inn www.fairwaymotorinn.com Hotel Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Apple Inn K Pizza Hut 1-800-659-4446 Hotel www.pizzahut.com Restaurant K Super 8 Motel CR VSA K Catfish Cabin CRX’D IN HOUSE PROOF 712-382-2828 Hotel 479-253-7933 Restaurant K Country Inn K Carroll County Course 712-246-1550 Hotel 870-423-3280 Golf K Whip’s Steakhouse K Cosmic Cavern 712-374-2728 Restaurant 870-749-2298 Entertainment

Iowa Championships

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K Saunders Museum 870-423-2563 K Gunman of Arkansas 870-423-1081 K Berryville City Pool 870-423-4667

Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment

North Alabama Championships June 18-19, 2011 Rainsville, Alabama Ed Allen Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Best Western 256-638-1640 Hotel K Don Ponchos Mexican Restaurant Restaurant 256-638-3478 K Pizza Hut 256-678-7575 Restaurant K Ryan’s – Fort Payne, Alabama 256-845-1783 Restaurant K Rainsville Country Club 256-638-8846 Golf

Wine Country Classic June 24-26, 2011 Paso Robles, California California Mid-State Fairgrounds www.prcity.com Produced by USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Best Western-Black Oak Motor www.bestwesterncalifornia.com Hotel K Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites www.hixpaso.com Hotel 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 Club www.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.org 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 24-26, 2011 Rock Springs, Wyoming Sweetwater County Events Center www.sweetwaterevents.com www.rockspringswyoming.net C&C Roping Productions 435-793-5035 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Motel 8 307-362-8200 Hotel 50 / MAY 2011

K La Quinta Inn 307-362-1770 Hotel K Best Western Outlaw Inn 307-352-4850 Hotel K Motel 6 Hotel 307-362-1850 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 Restaurant www.coyotecreekrs.com K Rock Springs City Government Course www.rswy.net Golf K Rock Springs WY Family Recreation Center www.rswy.net Golf K Rock Springs WY 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 WY Historical Museum www.rswy.net Entertainment K Bomber’s Sports Bar (307) 382-6400 Entertainment

Lasso Del Norte June 24-26, 2011 Las Vegas, New Mexico Santa Fe Trail Events Center www.lasvegasnm.org Produced by Kenny and Marsha Zamora Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K El Camino Motel Hotel 505-425-5994 K Best Western Montezuma Inn 505-426-8000 Hotel 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 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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Gold Plus Upgrades Gold Spur members that upgrade to the Gold Plus membership will receive an additional $2,000 in Flex Earnings for a total of $3,000. To view your earnings record click on the “Member” link at www.ustrc.com. From your personal page, click on the “your available earnings” link for details.

USTRC – On the Go! Take the USTRC on the road. Get your USTRC Mobile Application for your cell phone today. Go to www.ustrc.com for more details.

USTRC Website 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 22, 2011 and will run through October 30, 2011.

Lifetime Memberships Reminder: You do not have to wait until your 70th birthday to be eligible for the Lifetime Membership. If you turn 70 within this calendar year, you’re eligible now! In addition, after you receive your lifetime card, you will not be sent another one, unless you lose or damage your card or request another one.


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as of March 1, 2011

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

Clay Tryan

Time has basically stood still in the header division of the Open Tour with Clay Tryan and Derrick Begay still holding onto the top two spots. But these two top ropers shouldn’t get too comfortable in their quest for the $10,000 bonus. Tennesseean Chad Masters has finally gotten his rope to sizzle, jumping from the number 24 spot on the leaderboard to number three. With just a scant 13 points to his credit at the end of February, Masters hit the road in March to more than triple that amount at 42. Masters was third and fourth in the Average with heelers Jade Corkill and Travis Graves, respectively, at the South Texas Championships March 3 and then headed for home to the Tennessee Championships where he took third and fifth in the Average with heelers Tom Bourne and Cole Bigbee, respectively. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Clay B. Tryan.............62 Derrick J. Begay........58 Chad W. Masters .......42 Kaleb E. Driggers......30 Colby L. Lovell ..........26 Jerritt L. Varner.........26 Luke S. Brown ..........25 Jake Barnes ..............25 Matt Sherwood .........24 Cale D. Markham ......23 Brandon M. Beers .....23 Erich J. Rogers..........22 Keven W. Daniel ........21 Jake W. Kropik ..........21 Austin W. Nettleship..20

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

Cody McMinn............20 B.J. Campbell ............20 Spencer W. Mitchell ..18 Waylon McCurley ......18 Clay O. Smith ............17 Morgan M. Jones.......16 Rance Gantt..............16 Jason T. Richardson ...16 Payden C. Emmett.....16 Quincy Kueckelhan....16 Jeff A. Schneider .......15 David W. Motes.........14 Charly B. Crawford....14 Eric Flurry ................13 Kelsey Parchman.......13

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Jade Corkill

Life could probably not get much better for leading heeler Jade Corkill, who sits at the top of the leaderboard for the fourth straight month. Corkill is enjoying his new role as father, most importantly, but almost up there in importance is recently winning the George Strait with header David Key. Close to the 100 point mark, Corkill added to his lead with a third in the Average at the South Texas Championships with partner Chad Masters March 3, followed by a ninth in the Average with partner Mike Fletcher March 18 at the Louisiana Championships. He racked up additional points on a swing westward, with a fast time and third in the Average with partner Waylon Curley and a second in the Average with partner Blake Hirdes at the Northern California Classic March 25. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Jade R. Corkill...........92 Cory Petska ..............71 Brad D. Culpepper.....43 Travis L. Graves.........35 Todd Wilson ..............33 Jhett E. Johnson ........31 Tom Bourne ..............28 Jim R. Cooper ...........27 Patrick A. Smith........26 Justin W. Davis..........22 Brady J. Minor ..........22 Cole Bigbee ..............22 George Eldridge ........20 Dustin L. Davis..........20 Wesley H. Moss.........20

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

Marty Becker ............20 Travis J. Woodard ......20 Zak R. Dobbins .........19 Riley K. Pedro ...........19 Jett Hillman ..............19 Nick Rowland............19 Chase R. Tryan ..........18 Cesar A. DeLaCruz ....18 Trey Johnson III.........16 Brian C. Reece ..........16 Paul R. Eaves ............15 Clint Summers ..........15 Walt Woodard ...........14 Justin L. Copp ...........13 Jerry M. Skaggs ........13

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Jackie Hobbs of Abilene remains the Queen Bee of ladies team roping as she remains atop the standings with more than $21,000 in earnings, but the race to the top is getting tighter. Tish Luke of Yeehaw Junction, Florida, made the big move in this past month, jumping from the number 15 spot to number two. While Jackie was able to firmly plant herself at the top with the win at the Wildfire in February, Tish protected her home turf by roping up a storm during the Florida Championships March 5. In the All Girl, Tish was first, fifth and ninth in the Average, roping with partners Kelly Robinson, Nathalie Alonso and Kelly Robinson, respectively. She also made short round appearances in the #9 and #12, taking second in the #9 with partner John Fortkamp and seventh in the Average in the #12 with Derrick Davis. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Jackie L. Hobbs Tish T. Luke Annette K. Hinkle Kelly Coats Rebecca A. Neuhaus Diane Schieltz Mary Ann Brown Jaymee Roach Shelly A. Granzin Jordan Jo Fabrizio Jacque L. Woolman Jessica L. Gray Becky S. Cannizzaro Brittany M. Tirpak Amber Pate

Abilene, TX Yeehaw Junction, FL Tularosa, NM Wall, TX Huntsville, TX Somis, CA Keedysville, MD Banquete, TX Bryan, TX Pueblo, CO Dayton, TX Sparr, FL Folsom, LA Dunnellon, FL Buffalo, TX

$21,159 $17,770 $14,020 $10,150 $9,694 $8,208 $5,890 $5,844 $5,649 $5,550 $5,352 $5,300 $5,110 $5,008 $4,964

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

Beverly A. Robbins Lari Dee Guy Teri Watkins Kelli Corbin Kasey J. Lumpkin Judy D. Parker Jayme L. McDonald Kathleen Jones Wendy Miller Kayle Roberts Peg Williams Sky S. Parmer Debbie K. Garrison Nathalie F. Alfonso Jennie N. Buchman

Muscle Shoals, AL Abilene, TX Terrell, TX Baldwin, FL Corsicana, TX Williams, CA Burnet, TX Shorter, AL La Mesa, NM Peggs, OK Kingman, AZ Chireno, TX Weatherford, TX Ocala, FL Council Grove, KS

$4,940 $4,800 $4,633 $4,330 $4,100 $3,974 $3,830 $3,709 $3,425 $3,410 $3,410 $3,400 $3,400 $3,110 $2,926

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EASTERN REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. JULY 7-10, MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE. PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com or in next month’s SuperLooper Magazine

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PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9

22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event. For more information and entry forms visit www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 Photo courtesy of Lone Wolf Photo

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SCHEDULE THURSDAY JULY 7, 10 AM

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Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) Century Bonus Available. $10,000 minimum added to GP purse. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #12 Shoot-Out

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 8 AM #9 (with #11 Incentive) (capped at Elite #5) #9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JUNE 24, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 7/6/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than July 1, 2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tie-outs allowed. $25 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

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PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $100/roper. May enter three times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Teams placing in the top 5% in the Average of the Preliminary ropings will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid.

Full Breakfast included. Close to Miller Coliseum.

CHOICE HOTELS: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID# 00214570 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this event.

DIRECTIONS: Tennessee Miller Coliseum, I-24 to exit 78B (Hwy 96). Turn right onto Hwy 96, cross interstate to first stop light. Turn left onto Thompson Lane. Continue 5.7 miles to Tennessee Miller Coliseum (exhibitor entrance) on the left.

#12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive. Minimum of $10,000 added to GP purse: 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Century Bonus Available. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter three times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of three entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st - 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. Must be 21 or order to enter. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4), pick 1, draw 1 for $120/roper. 3 steer, progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off and #6 and under team - 3 sec. off. Top 30 teams to the Short Round. On-site entry only. Books close at 11:00 a.m. Top 10 placing teams will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

EASTERN OPEN Double US Open Tour points awarded to 1st through 10th place in the Average. 5-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $200/roper, enter three times provided at least one is Incentive. Incentive is a #15 and will be determined on four-head. (Top five Incentive teams will earn $2,000 in Flex Earnings.)

SHOOT-OUT ROPINGS Ropers may not enter with the same partner more than once in any Shoot-Out Division. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out requires $2,000 of available earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings (sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings) toward a Shoot-Out qualification. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the Heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out. Qualification to enter a Shoot-out division requires the roper to participate in a 2011 season Affiliate, Grassroots, or Sanctioned qualifier – OR participate in a Regional Preliminary prior to the Shoot-out entry in that division. Shoot-Out ropings will not be handicapped nor have incentive. No more than two entries per roper is allowed in each division of the Shoot-Out roping. Shoot-Out ropings will be progressive after one in all ropings. Entry fee is $150 per roper. #15 and #13 Shoot-Outs are five-steer Averages. #12, #11, #10 and #9 are four-steer Averages. All teams that qualify to the short round will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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Roping Gross ~ $287,760 Roper’s Pot ~ $192,217 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $17,812

PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

Return to Roper ~ 73.0%

Open Gavin K. Foster (Elmore City, OK) / Jerry M. Skaggs (Bokchito, OK), 39.58 on 5, $1,596

uthrie, Oklahoma is team roping country and the Lazy E Arena is the perfect home for the Oklahoma Winter Classic. The event, produced by Jeff Smith and his crew, took place March 11-13, 2011 and welcomed ropers from eleven different states to compete for the great payout and the awesome prizes. Gavin Foster from Elmore City, Oklahoma teamed up with Jerry Skaggs from Bokchito, Oklahoma to take first place in the Average of the Open Division. The pair roped five steers in 39.58 seconds and won $1,596 and 10 points each for the US Open Tour. Second place in the Average was Charles Pogue and Jett Hillman and third place went to Daniel Braddock and Kent Shankles. Ty Smith and Gage Williams, both from Oklahoma, teamed up to win the Incentive Average. The #15 Division was all about the team of Tyler McMinn from Caddo Mills, Texas and Ryan VonAhn from Sac City, Iowa. They were 34.77 seconds on five steers and earned 58 / MAY 2011

trophy leather rope bags, $3,516 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Austin Johnson and Joseph Harrison, both from Overbrook, Oklahoma. Third place was Braddock and Shankles. Wallace Townsend from Davidson, Oklahoma teamed up with Shankles to claim first place in the #13 Division. They were 40.94 seconds on five steers to earn the victory and took home $3,751, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jesse Young from Buffalo, Oklahoma and Brye Crites from Halfway, Missouri and third was Walter Mainka and Will Allen. The final roping of the day was the #12 Division. The team of Joel Nunneley from Caney, Kansas and Lane Reeves from Wann, Oklahoma won the Average with a time of 32.17 seconds on four steers. The win was worth $3,527, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was Andy Mahard and Daniel


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#15 Tyler K. McMinn (Caddo Mills, TX) / Ryan VonAhn (Sac City, IA), 34.77 on 5, $3,516 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Ty M. Smith Edmond, OK Gage Williams Foster, OK Austin C. Johnson Ft. Lupton, CO Joseph Bert Harrison Overbrook, OK Daniel Braddock Tioga, TX Kent Shankles Burneyville, OK Jesse Young Buffalo, OK Brent Ivy Amarillo, TX Heath A. Williams Hartman, AR Jeff L. Carney Skiatook, OK #13 Jesse Young Buffalo, OK Brye R. Crites Halfway, MO Walter L. Mainka Foster, OK Will Allen Purcell, OK Dalton Titsworth Ivanhoe, TX Chris Young Ivanhoe, TX Kevin D. Hall Tecumseh, OK Adam P. Wilson Shawnee, OK #12 Andy Mahard Prosper, TX Daniel Braddock Tioga, TX Curt Akin Davidson, OK Brent Ivy Amarillo, TX Thayne B. Winterton Lexington, OK Kent Shankles Burneyville, OK Joel Nunneley Caney, KS Kent A. Thiessen Elk City, OK #11 Austin C. Johnson Ft. Lupton, CO Robbie Schroeder Gainesville, TX Richard Sharrock Paris, TX Joe Webb Lindsay, OK Joe A. Burger Pauls Valley, OK John D. Nichols Trenton, TX

competition. The day began with the Gold Plus Division and Mahard teamed up with Colt Baldwin to win the Average. The team was 33.19 second on four steers and earned $3,316, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex

Dalton Titsworth Ivanhoe, TX Jace C. Outlaw Bonham, TX #10 Joe Webb Lindsay, OK Farren F. Carpenter Inola, OK Jake L. Prawl Stillwater, OK Anthony Echelle Glencoe, OK Colt McCargish Pauls Valley, OK Chase T. Runge Jones, OK Matt Pruett Woodward, OK Brye R. Crites Halfway, MO Daren Wright Dodge City, KS Ryan Binford Haviland, KS #9 Daren Wright Dodge City, KS Ryan Binford Haviland, KS Ken Silver Warner, OK Brad A. McCurry Mount Hope, KS Andy D. Gordon Comanche, OK Dylan G. Gordon Comanche, OK Clay D. Williams Chickasha, OK Cody D. Williams Chickasha, OK Tony A. Kuestersteffen Konawa, OK Jody Mann Ada, OK Terry K. Sutton Velma, OK Doc L. Brown Burkburnett, TX Bobby D. Cain Guthrie, OK Del Ray Williams Edmond, OK

#15 Tyler McMinn Caddo Mills, TX Ryan VonAhn Sac City, IA #13 Wallace L. Townsend Davidson, OK Kent Shankles Burneyville, OK

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Braddock and third place went to Curt Akin and Brent Ivy. The team of Austin Johnson and Robbie Schroeder won the Incentive Average. Mahard carried his winning ways into the next day of

#12 Joel Nunneley Caney, KS Lane M. Reeves Wann, OK #11 Joe Southern Lindsay, OK Michael B. Nuckolls Okmulgee, OK Montana Ray Parsons Earlsboro, OK #10 Dave Wingo Holdenville, OK Perry L. McCance Berryville, AR Kevin M. Staff Tecumseh, OK Montana Ray Parsons Earlsboro, OK #9 Bobby L. Peel Sedan, KS Justin E. Howell Barnsdall, OK Joe French Seminole, OK Steve G. Frazier McLoud, OK Ralph Hudgins Laverne, OK Charlie Waters Loyal, OK Zackary T. Woods Walters, OK Mike L. Woods Walters, OK #8 Clay D. Williams Chickasha, OK Cody D. Williams Chickasha, OK Jay Whipple Kingfisher, OK Tyrel Taton Rapid City, SD Kenny Ray Hopkins Yukon, OK John T. Bufford Ponca City, OK Jay Whipple Kingfisher, OK Jay L. Goff Ponca City, OK Ken Silver Warner, OK Skip Morton Chandler, OK Mark Walck Sulphur, OK Bo J. Yaussi Udall, KS

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Earnings. Second place in the Average was Mickey Miller and Randy Harmon and third was Kenny Kuykendall and Baldwin. Junior McKinney and Perry McCance, both from Berryville, Arkansas, won the Incentive Average, while Ronnie Carter from Berryville and Mark Weddle from Perryville, Arkansas won the Century Bonus. The Oklahoma team of Joe Southern Jr. and Jason Dale Loyd partnered up to win the Average of the #11 Division. They caught four steers in 34.33 seconds and earned a great paycheck worth $5,602. They also received trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Michael Nuckolls, Jr. and Montana Ray Parsons and third place went to Richard Sharrock and Joe Howry. The team of Joe Webb and Farren Carpenter won the Incentive Average. Dave Wingo of Holdenville, Oklahoma partnered with Perry McCance to win the Average of the #10 Division. They roped great and just barely beat the team of Kevin Staff and Montana Ray Parsons. Wingo and McCance took home $6,415, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place in the roping was Jake Prawl and 2010 #10 Gold Plus Champion Anthony Echelle. Daren Wright and Ryan Binford from Kansas won the Incentive Average. On the final day of team roping competition at the Oklahoma Championships, Bobby Peel from Sedan, Kansas teamed up with Justin Howell from Barnsdall, Oklahoma to win the Average of the #9 Division. The duo caught four steers in 33.81 seconds finishing just in front of the second place team of Joe French and Steve Frazier. Peel and Howell won $6,791, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. French and Frazier received $4,244 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex earnings. Third place was Ralph Hudgins and Charlie Waters. Clay and Cody Williams from Chickasha won the Incentive Average.

The #8 Pick/Draw champions were Jay Whipple from Kingfisher, Oklahoma and Tyrel Taton from Beaver, Oklahoma. They won $5,211, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kenny Ray Hopkins and John Bufford. Whipple placed fifth with partner Jay Goff. n

#13 Wallace L. Townsend (Davidson, OK) / Kent Shankles (Burneyville, OK), 40.94 on 5, $3,751 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Joel Nunneley (Caney, KS) / Lane M. Reeves (Wann, OK), 32.17 on 4, $3,527 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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CR VSA IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D #11 Joe Southern, Jr. (Lindsay, OK) / Jason Dale Loyd (Jones, OK), 34.33 on 4, $5,602 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Dave Wingo (Holdenville, OK) / Perry L. McCance (Berryville, AR), 38.47 on 4, $6,415 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Bobby L. Peel (Sedan, KS) / Justin E. Howell (Barnsdall, OK), 33.81 on 4, $6,791 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Jay Whipple (Kingfisher, OK) / Tyrel Taton (Rapid City, SD), 24.56 on 3, $5,211 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $69,100 Roper’s Pot ~ $50,007 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $13,821 Return to Roper ~ 92.4%

Open Rudy Clark, Jr. (Mammoth, AZ) / Cody Pearson (Tucson, AZ), 52.18 on 5, $300

he morning was cool and crisp and the mountains in the background were extremely surreal and soothing. The desert in mid March is a beautiful place to be and the Mojave Crossing Event Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona provided USTRC team ropers with the perfect place to compete. The event began with the Open Division. The team of Rudy Clark from Mammoth, Arizona and Cody Pearson of Tucson, Arizona won the Incentive Average and the main Average of the Open Division. The team finished the roping with a time of 52.18 on five steers. The next roping was the #15 Division. The father/son team of Shotgun and Cade Passig from Capitan, New Mexico were the high team back by more than three seconds. Shotgun and Reno Eddy, also from New Mexico, were the second high team back. Shotgun and Reno needed to be 7.34 seconds on their final steer to take the lead away from Cody Hall from St. George, Utah and Austin Carter from Las Vegas, Nevada. They stopped the clock in 7.84 bringing their total time to 41.61 seconds on five steers. Shotgun and Cade then needed to be a 10.75 to get the win. Unfortunately they encountered some misfortune and failed to stop the clock. The win went to Hall and Carter with a time of 41.11. They earned $1,800, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second went to Shotgun and Reno and third place was Cody Hall and Matt Liston. 64 / MAY 2011

Hall and Carter used the #15 as a springboard into the #13 Division. They qualified to the short round in the number one position. Dusty Pulsipher and Carter were second call back. When it was all said and done, Hall and Carter emerged as the champions of the roping. They won $1,500, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Pulsipher and Carter. The final roping of the day was the #12 Division. It came right down to the wire as Doug Sorenson from St. George, Utah and Merrill Staheli from Logandale, Nevada won the Incentive Average and were the high team back. They posted a time of 8.98 seconds on their final run bringing their total to 43.37 seconds on four. That earned them first place in the main Average as well. The team won $1,520, trophy Gist buckles, trophy leather rope bags, and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average went to the father/son team of Walt and Reno Eddy from Gallup, New Mexico. Third place was Doug Sorenson and Reno Eddy. The second day of team roping began with the Gold Plus Division. The team of the roping was Doug Schwartz and Merrill Staheli. They won the Century Bonus with a time of 28.33 seconds on three steers. That time also gave them the win of the Incentive Average. In the short round they stopped the clock in 10.08 seconds, bringing their total to 38.41 on four seconds. All together the team took home $2,464, two trophy

#15 Cody H. Hall (St. George, UT) / Austin T. Carter (Las Vegas, NV), 41.11 on 5, $1,800 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each


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#12 Doug K. Sorenson (St. George, UT) / Merrill K. Staheli (Logandale, NV), 43.37 on 4, $1,320 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Rudy Clark Mammoth, AZ Cody Pearson Tucson, AZ Shotgun Passig Capitan, NM Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Cody H. Hall St. George, UT Matt Liston New Harmony, UT Rudy Clark Mammoth, AZ Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Shotgun Passig Capitan, NM Cade Passig Capitan, NM #13 Dusty Pulsipher Moapa, NV Austin T. Carter Las Vegas, NV Doug K. Sorenson St. George, UT Dusty Pulsipher Moapa, NV Walt E. Scott Canyon Country, CA Tony Lee Boggs Auga Dulce, CA Michael Geney Reno, NV Cade Passig Capitan, NM #12 Walt Eddy Gallup, NM Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Doug K. Sorenson St. George, UT Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Jerad Wittwer Washington, UT Austin T. Carter Las Vegas, NV Walt E. Scott Canyon Country, CA Tony Lee Boggs Auga Dulce, CA #11 Doug K. Sorenson St. George, UT Merrill K. Staheli Logandale, NV

Wes Short Kingman, AZ Chad Benson Kingman, AZ Shelly L. Garside Prescott, AZ Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Peg Williams Kingman, AZ Jim E. Williams Kingman, AZ Walt E. Scott Canyon Country, CA Matt Schieltz Somis, CA #10 Doug Schwartz Logandale, NV Merrill K. Staheli Logandale, NV Mark W. Etter Phoenix, AZ Matt Schieltz Somis, CA Noel B. Tyree Wikieup, AZ Clay N. Tyree Wikieup, AZ Bounce L. Chapman Kingman, AZ Chad Benson Kingman, AZ Walt E. Scott Canyon Country, CA Matt Schieltz Somis, CA #9 Noel B. Tyree Wikieup, AZ Clay N. Tyree Wikieup, AZ Janet L. Mickelson Flagstaff, AZ Matt Schieltz Somis, CA Bounce L. Chapman Kingman, AZ Travis W. Stodghill Pine, AZ Art Crawford Cottonwood, AZ Jimmy X. Kanuho Ft. Defiance, AZ Bounce L. Chapman Kingman, AZ Pete L. Mickelson Flagstaff, AZ

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Gist buckles and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average went to Peg Williams and Kal Jepson. Third place was Beth Jepson and Jim Williams. The #11 was next on the agenda and Schwartz and Staheli were sighted in and on target. They qualified to the short

round in the number one call back position and in doing so secured first place in the Incentive Average. Eighth call back was Shelly Garside of Prescott, Arizona and Reno Eddy. They caught their final steer in 12.47 seconds to bring their total to 49.14 seconds on four steers. The next team was Wes Short and Chad Benson. They posted a time of 8.97 seconds bringing their total to 44.34 seconds and putting them in the lead. The next five teams encountered problems and then it was Doug Schwartz and Merrill Staheli. They were 10.31 seconds on their final steer and won first place in the Average with a time of 39.49 seconds on four steers. The team won $3,124, trophy Martin saddles, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The second high team back in the #10 Division was Erickson Littleben and Francis Begay. They ending up winning the roping with a time of 38.25 seconds on four steers. The win paid them $3,238, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Mark Etter and Matt Schieltz and third place was Noel Tyree and Clay Tyree. The Tyree team also won the Incentive Average. The high team back in the #9 Division was Pecos Cook from Thacher, Arizona and Jose Zambrano from Tuscon, Arizona. Their time of 30.23 seconds on three steers gave them first place in the Incentive Average. They were 8.00 seconds on their final steer and finished the roping with a time of 38.23

#15 Cody H. Hall St. George, UT Austin T. Carter Las Vegas, NV #13 Cody H. Hall St. George, UT Austin T. Carter Las Vegas, NV #12 Doug K. Sorenson St. George, UT Merrill K. Staheli Logandale, NV #11 Doug Schwartz Logandale, NV Merrill K. Staheli Logandale, NV #10 Erickson Littleben Kayenta, AZ Francis Begay Ganado, AZ #9 Pecos W. Cook Thacher, AZ Jose Zambrano Tucson, AZ #8 Pecos W. Cook Thacher, AZ Jose Zambrano Tucson, AZ Ali Hannon Westmorland, CA Scott Nielson Thatcher, AZ Armondo Yazzie Blue Gap, AZ Danelle R. DeDios Dulce, NM Art Crawford Cottonwood, AZ Sonny Cummard Queen Creek, AZ Shandy Nielson Thatcher, AZ Jose Zambrano Tucson, AZ Helene M. Mathis Cave Creek, AZ Dave Mathis Cave Creek, AZ

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The final roping of the Colorado River Classic was the #8 Pick/Draw. Ali Hannon and Scott Nielson were second call to the short round. They made a clean run and finished the roping with a time of 34.36 seconds on three steers. Shandy Nielson and Jose Zambrano were the high team back, but failed to catch their final steer. Hannon and Nielson won the Average and earned $1,576, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second went to Armondo Yazzie and Danelle DeDios and third went to Art Crawford and Sonny Cummard. n

#9 Pecos W. Cook (Thacher, AZ) / Jose Zambrano III (Tucson, AZ), 38.23 on 4, $3,614 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

seconds. They earned $4,414, trophy Martin saddles, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Janet Mickelson and Matt Schieltz with a time of 38.34 seconds on four and third place was Bounce Chapman and Travis Stodghill.

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#8 Pick Draw Ali Hannon (Westmorland, CA) / Scott Nielson (Thatcher, AZ), 34.46 on 3, $1,576 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each


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Roping Gross ~ $222,000 Roper’s Pot ~ $150,227 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $15,409 Return to Roper ~ 74.6%

as the champions. “This was our first, first in the Open,” said the boys’ father Mark Smith. “I am really excited and proud of them.” The win gave them $2,396 and ten points for the US Open Tour. The team of Bo Litton and Wesley Birdwell won the Incentive Average. Next on the agenda was the #15 Division. Jason Richardson from Keithville, Louisiana and Mark Cowdin from Grand Cane, Louisiana were the seventh call back to the short round and roped their short round steer in 6.93 seconds putting them in the lead of the roping with a time of 36.67 seconds on five steers. They maintained the lead until the second call back team of Tyler Hogan from Pelican, Louisiana and Wesley Birdwell from Marthaville, Louisiana posted a time of 6.59 seconds bringing their five steer total to 35.05 seconds. Hogan and Birdwell won the roping and took home $3,676, trophy leather rope bags, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Richardson and Cowdin took second and third place went to Cody Holmes and Lane Salley. Hank Brown from Pleasant Hill, Louisiana and Rowdy Rieken from Arp, Texas teamed up to win first place in the continued on page 70 PHOTOS COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

warm fog blanketed the land and the air was thick with humidity as team ropers gathered at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center for the Louisiana Championships. Producers Steve and Sherry Judd had everything ready for the annual USTRC event. Ropers from all walks of life gathered in West Monroe, Louisiana on March 18-20, 2011 to try their hand at a little USTRC-style team roping. The event began with the Open Division. Ranch Gantt from Athens, Lousiana and Kinney Dale Harrell from Marshall, Texas teamed up to qualify to the short round in the sixth call back. They roped their final steer in 4.72 seconds and went to the lead of the Average with a time of 38.44 seconds on five steers. Jerritt Varner from Red Level, Alabama and Zak Dobbins from Bay Minette, Alabama were the fifth call back to the short round. They needed to be fast and posted a time of 5.66 seconds to take the lead of the Average with a time of 38.04 seconds on five. The Average lead would soon change again as two brothers from Broken Bow, Oklahoma took their turn in the short go round. Clay and Jake Smith were the third call back team to rope. They were 5.80 seconds on their final steer and with a time of 37.93 seconds on five steers they took the lead of the roping. When it was all said and done they emerged

Open Clay O. Smith (Broken Bow, OK) / Jake Smith (Broken Bow, OK), 37.93 on 5, $2,396

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#15 Tyler W. Hogan (Pelican, LA) / Wesley Birdwell (Marthaville, LA), 35.05 on 5, $3,676 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Bo Litton Pelican, LA Wesley Birdwell Marthaville, LA Jason T. Richardson Keithville, LA Mark Cowdin Grand Cane, LA Cody L. Holmes Keatchie, LA Lane Salley Belmont, LA Derrick G. Miller Eunice, LA Nick Rowland Antlers, OK Jarrod W. Cross Paradise, TX Kelly H. Boswell Bridgeport, TX #13 Darrell Cripps Pineville, LA Toby D. Wake Haworth, OK Brody Braden Horatio, AR Jimmy M. Thomas Hodgen, OK Colby L. Winborn Denham Springs, LA Dane K. Brister Brookhaven, MS Derrick G. Miller Eunice, LA Jeremy L. Mercer Winnsboro, LA #12 Mike E. Fletcher Mineola, TX Eddie A. Dunn Grayson, LA Shane Hendrix Olla, LA Eddie A. Dunn Grayson, LA Dylan Reames Saint Francisville, LA Jason Tate Bell City, LA Chad D. Robertson Lake Charles, LA Eric L. Watkins Hineston, LA #11 Veronica M. Coleman Pollock, LA Curt Stapleton Trout, LA Brad W. Robertson Florien, LA Justin B. Westfall Florien, LA Tyler W. Hogan Pelican, LA

Shane Hendrix Olla, LA Corde Skinner Gillette, WY Dusty Roach Stonewall, LA Fatty Q. Hickman Shuqualak, MS Cody O. Warner Louisville, MS #10 Mike G. Carrell Longview, TX Colton D. Johnson Catushautta, LA Brad W. Robertson Florien, LA Justin B. Westfall Florien, LA Tyler J. McGuffee Bossier City, LA Brian J. McGuffee Bossier City, LA Jacob H. Rayburn Deville, LA Jeff W. Rayburn Centerpoint, LA Tyler W. Hogan Pelican, LA Kolton Boseman Bastrop, LA #9 Tyler W. Hogan Pelican, LA Kolton Boseman Bastrop, LA Ryon S. Kelton Atlanta, TX Carl R. Billingsley Henderson, TX Will M. Stapleton Trout, LA Mac Stapleton Trout, LA Joseph M. McCollum Ellisville, MS Jason White Mount Olive, MS Nick Gonzales III Carriere, MS Tyler Walraven Dubberly, LA

#15 Tyler W. Hogan Pelican, LA Wesley Birdwell Marthaville, LA #13 Hank S. Brown Pleasant Hill, LA Rowdy W. Rieken Arp, TX

#12 Colton Green Buna, TX Kelvin Rion Reeves, LA Brad W. Robertson Florien, LA Cody S. Hogan Pelican, LA #11 Mike G. Carrell Longview, TX Colton D. Johnson Catushautta, LA Justin Paul Jena, LA Eddie A. Dunn Grayson, LA #10 Steven T. White Hosston, LA J.E. Viola Bossier City, LA Dale Roberts Jayess, MS Jeff A. McClelland Broussard, LA #9 Nick Gonzales III Carriere, MS Ryan L. Landry Carriere, MS Gary M. Murphy Keatchie, LA E.R. Scogins Frierson, LA #8 Joseph M. McCollum Ellisville, MS Jason White Mount Olive, MS Ryon S. Kelton Atlanta, TX Reynolds Duet Cut Off, LA Ryon S. Kelton Atlanta, TX Eddie E. McMahen Stephens, AR Billy Don Frost Atlanta, TX Chico F. Williams Hollandale, MS Bubba W. Barlow Cleveland, MS Chico F. Williams Hollandale, MS Trey S. Maxwell Sarepta, LA Mickey M. Sutton Jayess, MS

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continued from page 68 Average of the #13 Division. They were 40.22 seconds on five steers and earned $4,024, trophy leather rope bags, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Darrell Cripps of Pineville, Louisiana and Toby Wake of Haworth, Oklahoma. Third place was Brody Braden and Jimmy Thomas. The final roping of the day was the #12 Division. Colton Green and Kelvin Rion were third call to the short round and roped their final steer in 7.89 seconds bringing their total to 32.70 seconds on four steers. That was good enough for the win of the Average. They won $3,987, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Brad Robertson and Cody Hogan and third place was Mike Fletcher and Eddie Dunn. The team of Veronica Coleman and Curt Stapleton won the Incentive Average. The father/son team of Eddie Ray (E.R.) Scogin and Matt Scogin teamed up in the Gold Plus Division. They finished the roping with a time of 36.59 seconds and won first place in the Average.

#13 Hank S. Brown (Pleasant Hill, LA) / Rowdy W. Rieken (Arp, TX), 40.22 on 5, $4,024 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Colton Green (Buna, TX) / Kelvin Rion (Reeves, LA), 32.70 on 4, $3,987 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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“We have been roping together for more than 35 years and almost 40 and this is our biggest win,” said E.R. “I am so excited and proud of the fact we finally did it.” They won $3,272, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Ronnie Foshee from Russelville, Arkansas and James Miller from Dardanelle, Arkansas. E.R. Scogin also claimed third place in the Average with Kelvin Rion. Rich Shelton and Justin Westfall won the Incentive Average. Mike Carrell and Colton Johnson teamed up in the #11 Division and qualified to the short round third call back. They posted a time of 7.13 seconds bringing their total to 31.81 seconds on four steers. The win paid them $5,097, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Carrell and Johnson also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the Average went to Justin Paul and Eddie Dunn and third place was Brad Robertson and Justin Westfall. The #10 Division came right down to the wire. The team of Steven White and J.E. Viola were high team back and Dale


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#11 Mike G. Carrell (Longview, TX) / Colton D. Johnson (Coushatta, LA), 31.81 on 4, $5,097 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roberts and Jeff McClelland were second call back to the short round. White and Viola maintained their lead and won the Average with a time of 31.46 seconds on four. They won $4,937, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average went to Roberts and McClelland. They earned $3,291 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team of Brad Robertson and Justin Westfall won third place. Tyler Hogan and Kolton Boseman won the Incentive Average. The final day of team roping began with the #9 Division. Nick Gonzales and Ryan Landry were fifth call back to the short round. They roped their final steer in 7.61 seconds and finished the roping with a time of 40.06 seconds on four steers. That was good enough for first place. The victory paid them $5,347, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Gary Murphy and E.R. Scogin who earned $3,565 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was Ryon Kelton and Carl Billingsley. The Incentive winners were Joseph McCollum and Jason White. The last roping of the event was the #8 Pick/Draw. The team of Ryon Kelton and Reynolds Duet was high team back. They caught their last steer in 9.08 seconds and finished the roping with a time of 28.10 seconds on three steers. They won the Average and won $3,799, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Kelton and McMahen and third place was Billy Don Frost and Chico Williams. n

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#10 Steven T. White (Hosston, LA) / J. E. Viola (Bossier City, LA), 31.46 on 4, $4,937 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Nick Gonzales, III (Carriere, MS) / Ryan L. Landry, Jr. (Carriere, MS), 40.06 on 4, $5,347 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Ryon S. Kelton (Atlanta, TX) / Reynolds Duet (Cut Off, LA), 28.10 on 3, $3,799 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $201,340 Roper’s Pot ~ $138,815 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $13,177 Return to Roper ~ 75.5%

roped at the US Finals together. He is a great run and I enjoy roping with the boy.” They won $2,250 along with $2,000 in USTRC Flex earnings for roping four steers in 41.25 seconds. Shockley also placed ninth with heeler Cole Bigbee. In the #12 Division Shockley teamed up with his regular partner Rodney Melton. “Rodney and I have roped together a lot and, in fact, Rodney has really helped me with my roping,” said Shockley. “He is a great partner and really takes care of me.” The two caught four steers in 33.83 seconds and finished in second place in the Average. “We came back to the short round in fifth place and ended up second,” added Shockley. “I was so excited to place second and get some USTRC Flex Earnings.” They won $2,120 and $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for their efforts.

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ranklin, Tennessee and the Ag Expo Park hosted the Tennessee Championships this year, March 25-27, 2011. The event was produced by John Johnson and Jx2 Productions and welcomed team ropers from 22 different states to try their hand at some USTRC-style team roping. John Shockley from Madison, Georgia took the roping by storm. The 66-year-old header hasn’t been roping that long, but enjoys the sport and the excitement of competition. “I had a good time at this roping. I had a really good time at this roping,” said Shockley. “I roped better than normal, but missed more steers than I normally miss and I had some number one ace partners to rope with, so it was a good time.” Shockley teamed up with Zak Dobbins in the #13 Handicap roping and the pair placed second in the Average. “I met Zak Dobbins a year ago in Green Cove Springs at the US roping there and we roped together,” said Shockley. “We have roped everywhere we can since then and in fact, we even

Open Morgan M. Jones (Leishton, AL) / Tom Bourne (Chapel Hill, TN), 42.19 on 5, $1,360

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Shockley carried the momentum from the first day of roping competition at the Tennessee Championships into the second. He partnered with USTRC Gold Plus Representative Ty Hillman and Melton. “I want you to know that I had to bully Ty into roping with me,” said Shockley. “He did not want to enter because he was there to work, but I bullied him into entering with me and I sure hope he had a good time, because I know that I did.” When it was all said and done Shockley and his partners finished fourth and fifth in the Average. Shockley and Hillman were 34.57 seconds on four while he and Melton were 35.14 seconds on four. All in all the crew earned $1,800 in cash. Shockley wasn’t done as he and Kentucky heeler Bob Knudsen teamed up to place second place in the #11 Division. “I had never roped with Bob at all, but he came to me and asked me to rope in the #11,” said Shockley. “I was really honored that he asked me and when we ended up third

#15 Brady Reid Dennis (Donalsonville, GA) / Zak R. Dobbins (Bay Minette, AL), 39.20 on 5, $2,310 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Chris P. Chandler Mt. Juliet, TN Derrick D. Crawford Lebanon, TN Randy Dobbins Bay Minette, AL Tom Bourne Chapel Hill, TN Beverly A. Robbins Muscle Shoals, AL Ben O. Gambrell West Union, SC Payden C. Emmett Ponca, AR Jace B. McDaniel Jonesboro, AR Ty Hickerson Trenton, TN Josh C. Clayton Buchanan, TN #13 John H. Shockley Madison, GA Zak R. Dobbins Bay Minette, AL Dale Kennedy Camden, AL Zak R. Dobbins Bay Minette, AL Matt Griswell Ramer, TN Wade Harris Piggott, AR Mitchell Hembree Danville, AL Dustin E. Brown Wellington, AL #12 John H. Shockley Madison, GA Rodney D. Melton Pike Road, AL Taylor Morgan Trumann, AR Wade Harris Piggott, AR Randy C. Black Jasper, AL Dillon Black Jasper, AL Joe M. Capps Camden, AL Wade Harris Piggott, AR #11 Lanny Wagner New Paris, IN Clark Adcock Smithville, TN Rob Foster Weikert, PA Matt Griswell Ramer, TN Larry W. Tucker Bridgeport, WV Mary Ann Brown Keedysville, MD

Ed Allen Dadeville, AL Steve W. Ingram Powder Springs, GA #10 Matt Griswell Ramer, TN Larry W. Tucker Bridgeport, WV Preston Crager Columbia, TN Vernon L. Inman Culleoka, TN Regan J. Dalton Tellico Plains, TN David S. Hamilton Cleveland, TN Taylor Morgan Trumann, AR Heath R. Sanders Leachville, AR Steve W. Ingram Powder Springs, GA Adam D. Postelle Rockyface, GA #9 Peter S. Anderton Franklin, TN Brad Spears Menlo, GA Cale Shockley Flintville, TN Jeff A. King Arrington, TN Jason K. Jarrell Lebanon, TN Justin Lee McMinnville, TN Mary Ann Brown Keedysville, MD Anthony G. Aragon Peralta, NM Rob Foster Weikert, PA Rodney Worrell Evergreen, AL

#15 Brady Reid Dennis Donalsonville, GA Zak R. Dobbins Bay Minette, AL #13 Brady Reid Dennis Donalsonville, GA Jay Shaffer Stephenville, TX #12 Mike R. Woolven Nettleton, MS Ed Allen Dadeville, AL #11 Dale Kennedy Camden, AL Jay Shaffer Stephenville, TX John H. Shockley Madison, GA Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY #10 Robert E. Taylor Marion, VA Matthew T. Williams Franklin, TN Steve AllDay Shelbyville, KY Clayton A. Nettleship Paris, KY #9 Mary Ann Brown Keedysville, MD Heath R. Sanders Leachville, AR Gary Sheller Troy MO #8 Cody Davis Maryanna, AR Jeff L. Tilley Maryanna, AR Lain Butler Selmer, TN Ryan Bell Hickory Valley, TN Tommy Hand Springfield, TN Billy C. McAlexander Moscow, TN Odell Hastings Poplar Bluff, MO Alan B. Hale Doniphan, MO Frank Schwiesow Millersburg, MI Bruce A. Bowman Nicholasville, KY Freddie Shaeffer Amanda, OH Alan B. Hale Doniphan, MO

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#13 Brady Reid Dennis (Donalsonville, GA) / Jay Shaffer (Stephenville, TX), 41.07 on 5, $3,000 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

high call back I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited that we finished second and earned enough USTRC Flex Earnings to enter the Cinch USTRC National Finals. That is what I came for.� MAY 11 BUILT BY VSA They were 34.43 seconds on four steers and won $3,410 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I struggled in the #10 and #9 Divisions, but I had a great time at this roping and it was a great event,� said Shockley. “I

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#10 Robert E. Taylor (Marion, VA) / Matthew T. Williams (Franklin, TN), 33.66 on 4, $4,280 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Mary Ann Brown (Keedysville, MD) / Heath R. Sanders (Leachville, AR), 37.82 on 4, $5,280 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $274,120 Roper’s Pot ~ $187,669 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $17,884

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Return to Roper ~ 75.0%

Open Tyler Johnson (Bucyrus, KS) / Mitch T. Murray (Alma, KS), 43.39 on 5, $851

opeka, Kansas is the home of the Northeast Kansas Classic produced by Jeff Smith. The event took place at the Kansas Expo Centre on March 25-27, 2011. More than 1,775 teams came from 11 different states to compete for over $180,000 in cash and prizes. Tyler Johnson from Bucyrus, Kansas and Mitch Murray from Alma, Kansas teamed up to win the Incentive Average of the Open Division. They also held on to win the main Average. They were 43.39 seconds on five steers and won $1,459, $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and ten points each for the US Open tour. Second place in the Average was T.J. Watts from Eads, Colorado and Austin Rogers from Crescent, Oklahoma and third place went to Donnie McNeece and Tanner Braden. The #15 Division welcomed Johnson back to the winners circle. This time he finished second place with heeler Derrick Peterson from Stillwell, Kansas. They were 36.02 seconds on five steers and won $1,491 and $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 80 / MAY 2011

The win of the roping went to Russ Manion from Waverly Illinois and Douglas Rich from Herrick, Illinois. They were 35.63 seconds on five steers and earned $1,988, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. This time Douglas Rich was the repeat offender as he teamed up with Doug Hinkle from Elsberry, Missouri to win first place in the Average of the #13 Division. The team caught five steers in 38.72 seconds and earned $2,851, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Taylor Schotte and Dawson McMaster, while Levi Taylor and McMaster finished third place. In the #12 Division Travis Cowan from Highmore, South Dakota teamed up with Burt, Iowa heeler Brandon Vaske to take first place in the Average. They were 32.21 second on four steers to secure $3,329, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average continued on page 82


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#15 Russ J. Manion (Waverly, IL) / Douglas Rich (Herrick, IL), 35.63 on 5, $1,988 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Tyler Johnson Bucyrus, KS Mitch T. Murray Alma, KS Tyler Johnson Bucyrus, KS Derrick J. Peterson Stilwell, KS Joe R. Waldman Stillwater, OK Austin R. Rogers Crescent, OK Cale D. Markham Vinita, OK Derrick J. Peterson Stilwell, KS Brett Christensen Alva, OK Luke J. Holland Hinton, OK #13 Taylor Schotte Marysville, KS Dawson McMaster Alva, OK Levi M. Taylor Salina, KS Dawson McMaster Alva, OK Joel Nunneley Caney, KS Lane M. Reeves Wann, OK Travis Cowan Highmore, SD Cale D. Markham Vinita, OK #12 Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO J.D. Holland Bucyrus, KS Joel Nunneley Caney, KS Brye R. Crites Halfway, MO Cole D. Remington Marcus, IA Tad B. Sheets Cimarron, KS Doug Hinkle Elsberry, MO Douglas Rich Herrick, IL #11 Tyler J. Branstetter Chelsea, OK Thompson L. Berryhill Talala, OK Joshua D. Samson Baxter, IA Chance J. Johnson Oskaloosa, IA Doug Pearce Lane, KS Junior L. Macoubrie Paola, KS

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continued from page 80 was Danny Miller and J.D. Holland, while third place went to Joel Nunneley and Brye Crites. The team of Tyler Branstetter and Thompson Berryhill won the Incentive Average. On the second day of team roping action at the Northeast Kansas Classic, the team of Danny Miller from Lawson, Missouri and Troy Gray from Holt, Missouri teamed up to win the Average of the Gold Plus Division. They stopped the clock in 31.73 seconds on four steers to win $3,043, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team of Shawn Stapleton and Joe Matile finished in second place with a time of 34.67 seconds on four steers. Doug Hinkle and Jeremy Michaelis won the Incentive Average and third in the main Average. They collected $3,417, trophy Gist buckles

and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The Missouri team of Jack Foster and Brye Crites teamed up to finish first place in the #11 Division. They were 31.33 seconds on four steers and took home $5,896, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Matt Miller and Joe Matile and third place went to Joshua Samson and Chance Johnson. Cole Pearson and Gage Blair both from Kansas won the Incentive Average and then placed ninth in the main Average. Cory Schulz from Madison, Kansas and Lance Crouch from Scott City, Kansas had an outstanding day and won the Average of the #10 Division by more than a full second. They were 37.40 to finish in front of Joe Kane and Dan Wittwer.

#13 Doug Hinkle (Elsberry, MO) / Douglas Rich (Herrick, IL), 38.72 on 5, $2,851 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Travis Cowan (Highmore, SD) / Brandon Vaske (Burt, IA), 32.21 on 4, $3,329 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Schultz and Crouch took home $5,309, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place in the Average was Chuck Rinzler and Will Williams. They also won the Incentive Average. Lalo Govea from Elkhorn, Wisconsin had a stellar day on the final day of competition at the Northeast Kansas Classic. Govea finished second in the Incentive Average of the #9 Division with USTRC producer Herb Snow from Virginia, Illinois. They team then also placed third in the main Average. The duo won $4,409 plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Govea also finished first place in the Average with Tony

Schindler. They were 32.50 seconds on four steers and won $7,539, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Drew Zenger and Barry Boos. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. The team of Adam Wilson from Reading, Kansas and Linden Stueve from Olpe, Kansas won the Average with a time of 27.10 seconds on three steers. The win gave them $5,475, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second went to Brent Boyd and Greg Steckel and third was Bob Dickey and Mike Holley. n

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Roping Gross ~ $71,000 Roper’s Pot ~ $49,735 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $17,737

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Return to Roper ~ 95.0%

#15 Wes Lockard (Susanville, CA) / Chad W. Davis (Creston, CA), 41.49 on 5, $1,710 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

alifornia has been covered with rain this winter, but the soggy weather did not dampen the spirit of USTRC team ropers at the Northern California Classic in Paso Robles, California on March 25-27, 2011. The event took place at the California Mid-State Fairgrounds and welcomed team ropers from as far away as Texas and Louisiana. Waylon McCurley and Evan Arnold teamed up to win the Average in the Open Division. They were 38.94 seconds on five steers and earned $1,196 plus ten points for the US Open Tour. Second in the Average went to Blake Hirdes and Jade Corkill. Corkill also heeled his way into third place with McCurley. Justin Wood and Frank Perez won the Incentive Average. Wes Lockard from Susanville, California and Chad Davis from Creston, California teamed up to win the Average of the #15 Division. Second place went to Waylon McCurley and Andy 86 / MAY 2011

Holcomb and third place was Justin Wood and Holcomb. The #13 Division was exciting as the team of Jake Raine from Morgan Hill, California and Ron Rogers from Bakersfield, California bested the field with a time of 44.28 seconds on five steers. They earned $1,160, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Rogers also placed second with Mike Silveira and third with Dalton Pearce. The final roping of the day was the #12 Division. The team of Bodi Dodds and Sterling Twisselman were victorious in the Average. They were 38.34 seconds on four steers and won $1,806, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second in the Average was Jeff Smith and Derrek Hee both from Nipomo, California. Third place was Brett and Bodi Dodds from Sanger, California. The Dodds boys also won the Incentive Average.


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#15 Justin J. Wood Clovis, CA Frank J. Perez Hanford, CA Waylon McCurley Farmington, CA Andy L. Holcomb San Juan Bautista, CA Justin J. Wood Clovis, CA Andy L. Holcomb San Juan Bautista, CA Zayne Dishion Bishop, CA Evan Arnold Santa Margarita, CA Waylon McCurley Farmington, CA Scott M. Gulley Oakdale, CA #13 Mike Silveira Sanger, CA Ron A. Rogers Bakersfield, CA Dalton R. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA Ron A. Rogers Bakersfield, CA Steve Freed Beverly Hills, CA Zayne Dishion Bishop, CA Danny L. Leslie San Miguel, CA #12 Jeff T. Smith Nipomo, CA Derrek N. Hee Nipomo, CA Brett C. Dodds Sanger, CA Bodi Dodds Sanger, CA Ryan Browder San Luis Obispo, CA Casper Billy Church Rock, NM Steve Freed Beverly Hills, CA Chris Magdaleno Perris, CA #11 Brett C. Dodds Sanger, CA Bodi Dodds Sanger, CA Ryan Browder San Luis Obispo, CA

Dalton R. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA Ryan M. Hageman Nipomo, CA Mike Silveira Sanger, CA Alison E. Grantham Creston, CA Pat E. Molnar Cayucos, CA Jake K. Raine Morgan Hill, CA Morgan L. Thorson San Martin, CA #10 Manuel P. Jorge Santa Maria, CA Ryan T. Southwick Santa Maria, CA John M. Walker Graton, CA Ron Hognestad Hopland, CA Ryan Browder San Luis Obispo, CA Jason Johe San Luis Obispo, CA Keith A. Thornton Talmage, CA Gary Gist Placerville, CA Bear S. Pascoe Terra Bella, CA Turner Houston Tulare, CA #9 Clint R. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA Jason Johe San Luis Obispo, CA John M. Walker Graton, CA Judy D. Parker Williams, CA Flint R. Sweet Caruthers, CA Ali J. Bilkey Santa Ynez, CA Cheyne P. Torres Arroyo Grande, CA Erik Wayne Pybas Lompoc, CA Ryan Nielsen Dublin, CA Ryan E. Baxter Livermore, CA

#15 Wes G. Lockard Susanville, CA Chad W. Davis Creston, CA #13 Jake K. Raine Morgan Hill, CA Ron A. Rogers Bakersfield, CA #12 Bodi Dodds Sanger, CA Sterling C. Twisselman San Luis Obispo, CA #11 Manuel P. Jorge Santa Maria, CA Ryan T. Southwick Santa Maria, CA #10 Alison E. Grantham Creston, CA Dalton R. Pearce San Luis Obispo, CA #9 Norman Witt Oroville, CA David Bartow Grass Valley, CA #8 Norman Witt Oroville, CA David Bartow Grass Valley, CA J. T. Bradley Carmichael, CA Jason Johe San Luis Obispo, CA Caden M. Clay Santa Maria, CA Karsen W. Bennett Santa Maria, CA Robbie Litton Shreveport, LA Erik Wayne Pybas Lompoc, CA Doug W. Lester Cayucos, CA David Bartow Grass Valley, CA Doug W. Lester Cayucos, CA Les P. Wideman Hickman, CA

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and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team also placed first in the Incentive Average. Second place in the main Average was Ryan Browder and Dalton Pearce both from San Luis Obispo, California. Third was Ryan Hageman and Mike Silveira. Alison Grantham from Creston, California teamed up with Dalton Pearce to win the Average of the #10 Division. They finished the roping with a time of 40.49 seconds on four steers and walked away with $3,426, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was John Walker and Ron Hognestad and third was Ryan Browder and Jason Johe. The team of Clint Pearce and Jason Johe won the Incentive Average. The final day of competition saw the team of Norman Witt

from Oroville, California and David Barlow from Grass Valley, California partner up to win the Incentive Average and the main Average in the #9 Division. They won $3,874, trophy Martin saddles, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was John Walker and Judy Parker and third place went to Flint Sweet and Ali Bilkey. The last roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. J.T. Bradley and Jason Johe teamed up to win the Average with a time of 35.71 seconds on three steers. They won $1,442, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Caden Clay and Karsen Bennett both from Santa Maria, California. Third place was Robbie Litton and Erik Wayne Pubas. n

#12 Bodi Dodds (Sanger, CA) / Sterling C. Twisselman (San Luis Obispo, CA), 38.34 on 4, $1,806 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Manuel Jorge (Santa Maria, CA) / Ryan Southwick (Santa Maria, CA), 36.56 on 4, $2,724 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $243,020 Roper’s Pot ~ $162,134 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $21,241 Return to Roper ~ 75.5%

he USTRC’s New Mexico Championships made the move from Albuquerque to Clovis and it was an awesome transition. The event took place April 1-3, 2011 at the Curry County Special Events Center and welcomed team ropers from 18 different states and Canada. The Texas team of Charly Crawford and Kory Koontz partnered up to win the Average of the Open Division. They were 35.97 seconds on five steers and won $2,714, trophy leather rope bags and ten points each for the US Open Tour. Crawford also secured second place in the Average with partner Martin Lucero. They were 38.57 seconds on five and won $2,036. Third place in the Average was Travis Tryan and Logan Medlin. The team of J.C. Archuleta and Gralyn Elkins won the

Incentive Average. Chance Kiehne from Springerville, Arizona teamed up with Cody Garcia of Belen, New Mexico to win first place in the Average of the #15 Division. They were 42.57 seconds on five steers and won $3,904, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Kiehne’s cousin Kurt Kiehne partnered with Brent Ivy from Amarillo, Texas to finish second place in the Average. Third place went to Cade Nobles from Midland, Texas and David Menegatti of Walsenburg, Colorado. Lance Crist from Canyon, Texas and heeler Scott Morlan from Las Animas, Colorado were the champions of the #13 Division. They were 44.30 seconds on five steers and won $5,768, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kurt Kiehne and Brad Good and third place went to Caddo Lewallen and Brandon Danker both from Oklahoma. New Mexico’s Taylor Pettigrew teamed up with Texas heeler Joey Martin to win first place in the Average of the #12 Division. They were 34.53 seconds on four steers and walked away with $6,406, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the Texas team of Ben Pierce and Kip Middleton and third place went to New Mexico’s Scott Marshall and Jim Allred. Jerry Trujillo and Dominic Silva won the Incentive Average.

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#15 Chance W. Kiehne (Springerville, AZ) / Cody Garcia (Belen, NM), 42.57 on 5, $3,904 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#13 Lance Crist (Canyon, TX) / Scott L. Morlan (Las Animas, CO), 44.30 on 5, $5,768 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Phil Stroud (Midland, TX) / Josh Cordova (Midland, TX), 38.76 on 4, $5,542 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Brad Woodring (Eunice, NM) / Kevin B. Parker (Eunice, NM), 43.56 on 4, $7,014 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Tips and Tricks

Lessons Learned – Part 1 By Amy J. Daum

After more than 20 years in the horse industry, many of them involving insurance, I’ve begun to notice trends in what I consider “preventable accidents.” Let’s be honest, so much of owning and working with horses comes down to common sense, or at least common horse sense, but sometimes we ignore the obvious, leaving our horses to pay the price. With that in mind, here are the top six things a horse insurance agent hates to hear from their clients, and the chance for you to learn from their mistakes. This month we will go over the first five and pick up the remainder in the next issue. Now that I think about it, he didn’t seem quite right. We probably shouldn’t 1 have run him this weekend. I’ve heard variations of this countless times when clients call early in the week to report a claim, often some sort of lameness. No one knows your horse as well as you do, and if he’s had an off week or two, either taking a funny step here and there, or seeming cranky or unusually tired, consider rearranging your competition plans. Our horses can’t verbalize what they’re feeling, so it’s left to us to read the signs, and if those signs are pointing to the start of something going wrong, do both you and your horse a favor by giving him a little time off. If that doesn’t bring things right, call the vet. But whatever you do, try not to stress him with competition. As disappointing as it is to skip a weekend, possibly losing out on entry fees and prize money, it will be much more disappointing, and costly, to have your horse laid up for months or face the end of his career entirely. I realize that ropers are a rough and tumble group who don’t think twice about the bumps and bruises that come with the territory—it’s part of the appeal of the sport— but when possible, consider the long term ramifications to your horse, and your wallet, that could happen when you ignore your gut instincts.

The vet said it was just a mild colic. He tubed him, gave him some medication,

2and he seemed fine. We waited for a few hours and then left him for the night. I’ve heard stories like this from clients who then found their horses in serious distress or even dead the next morning. Vets do not have a crystal ball. All signs can point to everything being fine, but it is not unheard of for a horse to take a turn for the worse when after a few hours the fluids and pain meds wear off. However you have to do it, whether it’s sleeping in your truck, the tack room, or outside your horse’s stall, for at least the first eight hours after a colic, stay close by, physically checking on him every hour or so. Sure, it will be a long night with little sleep, but the alternative could be much worse. With colic, the most important key to a successful outcome is early intervention. If your horse becomes painful again in the middle of the night and you’re there to catch it, you’ve got the best shot at getting the vet back out again for further treatment, or taking the horse to the nearest hospital to be evaluated, which gives him the best chance at survival and return to roping.

We moved our horse to a different ranch. They put him out in a field with a pretty

3large herd. Every few days he’d come in with cuts and scratches, but we figured they would eventually all settle down.

Except sometimes things don’t settle, instead they escalate, leaving one or more horses severely injured or worse. continued on page 102 100 / MAY 2011


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It’s true that turning horses out, for as many hours each day as possible, is one of the best ways to keep them healthy. And turning them out with other horses is also very important, since horses are herd animals and thrive in a social atmosphere. Unfortunately the other side of this coin is that as in all societies, personalities clash. While the occasional scuffle is inevitable and we need to accept the inherent risks involved with turning horses out together, if you see consistent signs of fighting– bite and kick marks, cuts and scratches—consider making other arrangements for your horse. One of the most common causes of mortality claims that our agency has seen is horses killed while out on pasture or in a paddock or dry lot. In addition, we see a very high number of Major Medical/Surgical claims filed to deal with the aftermath of horse fights. Severe lacerations, puncture wounds, lamenesses and other injuries are expensive to treat, and can often take months to heal. Use your best judgment in these situations, and act sooner rather than later to avoid the worst case scenarios. And if you board your horse, don’t be afraid to speak up and make your concerns known to the ranch manager.

Can I have an extension? I can’t pay my premium this week since I just 4 bought/adopted a new horse. Believe me, I don’t want to necessarily discourage horse ownership—it’s what keeps us in business. And I certainly don’t want to talk people out of adopting horses and giving them good homes. But at the same time, I sometimes wonder about how realistically people view their financial situations. Horses are not a necessity, they are a luxury. We are so lucky to have them in our lives, and have the ability to afford them. Just keep in mind that unless you’ve got a trust fund, sugar daddy/mommy, or very successful career, the dollars in your bank account will likely only stretch so far. If you’re robbing Peter to pay Paul, juggling credit cards, and otherwise twisting yourself into a financial knot, take a step back and a hard look at what you can really afford, and then set up a plan to make that happen. That said, while it’s necessary to prioritize your horse-related expenses, especially when money is tight, do your best to keep insurance on that list. As Murphy’s Law would have it, when funds are most limited is when the worst will happen, and that is when your insurance policy will be most needed.

been quite a handful. Has a habit of bolting out of his 5 He’s stall/biting/kicking…

. Somehow this same person is surprised when their horse seriously injures someone, leaving them facing a lawsuit. If your horse has serious behavioral issues, not only are you at risk, but so is everyone around your horse. Even if this horse is bringing in thousands of dollars in prize money, if he is a monster to deal with otherwise, you need to fix the problem. And be honest with yourself. If you don’t have the skills or knowledge to do this, find someone who does. A few months of paying a trainer is a small investment to make for long term safety and security. Just remember that no trainer is a cure-all. After they are finished, make sure to continue the work. Consistency is key.

Worst Case Scenario Even if you take every precaution, you may still find yourself dealing with a worst case scenario. This is where insurance, both mortality and major medical/surgical as well as personal liability, can be invaluable. Putting into perspective all the time, money, and effort that we put into our horses, and the fact that we often insure our other major investments—truck, trailer, house, barn— adding your horse to that list is definitely something to consider. For more information, please contact the USTRC’s Equine Insurance Partner, Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency, at (888) 687-8555 or visit www.BroadstoneEquine.com. 102 / MAY 2011


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in a Stetson, says that you are supposed to have lived my life under a hat. In my wear a felt hat from the first of Labor Day early years I used a ball cap to hide to the first of May and a straw hat from the fact that I was homelier than a Easter to Halloween, and he should know pug dog, but now I mostly wear one because he’s a purebred Texan. My to cover up my cranial deforestation. problem is that I am not good with rules. I I love wearing cowboy hats but I hate can’t remember them and even if I do, I’ve all the rules that go with them. For always had an aversion to following them. example, in some states it’s entirely okay to So I wear a straw hat when it’s hot and a wear your hat at the counter in a coffee felt hat when it’s cold no matter what shop just as long as you take it off when month it is. you sit at a table, but in more eastern A lot of common sense is involved in locales you are supposed to take your hat wearing a cowboy hat correctly. Wearing a off whenever you go inside. Do that in straw to the symphony while dressed in a Nevada and they’ll think you’re an uppity Tuxedo isIN wrong even if it is July, and CRX’D snob. My buddy Phil gave me a King Ranch MONTH-MAR 2011 BUILT BY-CAM READY-DP HOUSE PROOF hatband years ago and I love it but if I wear wearing a felt any time you know you’re going to get dirty is simply silly. I it on my hat outside of the Lone Star State remember one November bull sale where a people look at me funny. Even more than big-shot politician lived by the rules for usual, I mean. once and wore his felt hat. He sat in the The hat etiquette I hate most is this front1/4 row where everyone could see him hoopla about switching from felt to straw Ropers Sports News horizontal and the first bull in the ring that day, who and vice versa. E.C., a man who looks great

was suffering from gastric distress, hosed down the politico with a watery/hay mixture from head to toe, filling the depression in the top of his felt hat. Talk about a mad hatter! The politician didn’t want to acknowledge this embarrassment so he sat as still as stone for the entire sale because every time he budged a fraction of an inch the brown/green slop would drip from the front of his hat. Knowing how hard it is to clean felt hats and how expensive they are, all I could think of was that I bet the politician wished he’d have worn his straw hat that day. Or else sat three rows back... or not run for reelection. The other problem with cowboy hats is that they have to be shaped correctly, which I am terrible at. I either look like I’ve been sitting four abreast in the front seat of a pickup with the sides of my hat rolled straight up, or else the rear end of my hat looks like I backed into a brick wall. But I take some solace in the fact that even fastidious dressers can sometimes make mistakes. I recall the time we were at Watrous, New Mexico, for the Doolittle Hereford Sale and the auctioneer was one of the greatest of all time: George Morse. The first time I saw George was at John Wayne’s sale in Arizona and the Duke stood on the auction block behind George as he sold the cattle. I swear, if you didn’t know any better you’d have sworn that George was the Hollywood star. The problem that day in Watrous was that George Morse, the cattle industry’s best dressed man and all-around classy gentleman, had his hat on backwards and he was the only one in the crowd who didn’t know it! Who were we mere mortals to tell George Morse that his hat was cattywampus? About half way through the sale George took his hat off to scratch his head and discovered the fashion faux pa. But he didn’t flip his lid. Well, I guess in one sense he did. You have to understand, for a cowboy, having your hat on backwards is like standing there with your zipper down. That’s why these days I mostly wear ball caps because if I get one on backwards people just think I’m a baseball catcher, a welder or just trying to be a cool teenager. And I can shape a ball cap a lot better than I can a cowboy hat. I suffered a similar fate as George did one time at a bull sale when a man came up to me and said my cowboy hat was on backwards. I immediately turned it around and he took a longer second look. “On second thought, maybe not,” he replied sarcastically. www.LeePittsbooks.com

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sk any team roper and they will readily tell you the sport takes discipline, focus, concentration and deliberate commitment. Honestly, you have to pay attention. No doubt, the fewer distractions you have, the better. In other words when you are roping you need to be roping. Roping doesn’t exactly lend itself to the multitasking image. In other words team ropers can only do one thing at a time and that is rope. Guess what? You knew there was a “however” coming up didn’t you? If you choose to evaluate the team roping

spouse (Yours Truly) you will find the lifestyle lends itself to the ability to multitask in ways you can’t believe. Smile, ladies, we are soooo good! Perhaps I am the “jack of all trades and master of none” but regardless of how you look at it, being married to a roper makes it a necessity of life to be able to do all things at once. Boss strives to do one thing at a time— team roping. If I only focused on one thing at a time we would never make it, we would never get anywhere and things would crumble around us. I’m not bragging or trying to be smart

by any means but I’ve been known to hold two dogs, a glass of sweet tea, a rope and turn out roping steers in one fluid motion; and, by the way, have the next steer loaded before he gets to the end of his run or the end of the arena whichever the case may be. I can film, wipe kid’s faces and answer the phone as the team roping run unfolds on the arena floor. I’ve also been known to change diapers, buckle seat belts and put dogs in kennels while I am waiting on him to put diesel in the truck. Fueling, of course, takes a lot of focus as I am sure you understand! Team roping wives can make gravy, set the table, sign a check, text their sisters and help kids do homework while waiting on clothes in the dryer to finish up. This is while he is washing his hands in preparation to come to the dinner table. We can put boots on kids, hand out snacks, exchange one rope for another rope, zip the rope bag and hand him the cash he needs to enter while he is trying to figure out when he ropes next. If this is, indeed, the case why is my team roping husband always hollering at me to pay attention and focus on turning the

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steers out? He is always telling me what to do and how to do it. Remember he is talking to the person who can drive a four wheeler, unload hay bales and read his mind in regards to when to take off, when to stop and when to turn to give him his best shot at the roping dummy. I wipe tears, I wipe butts and I wipe floors. I put on horn wraps, unwrap and rewrap just so he can rope and call it his sport of choice. I defend him when I feel like decking him, listen for the one hundredth time why he did or did not place and put up with his good humor, his bad humor and his nutty off the wall playful moods; or maybe not so playful moods! Does this make any sense to you or am I just blowing smoke? As George Strait so aptly puts it, “I’ve got ocean front property in Arizona,” if you cannot grasp what I’m talking about here. My team roping husband is telling me to focus and pay attention to turning out steers when I can load and store toys, find a place for coolers full of ice and drinks, shove suitcases and clothes in the trailer, fill water bottles, sort coats and boots while he is airing up a tire. I fix his meals, my meals, and their meals and never say a word when he invites all his buddies over to share our fried chicken and lunch meat and eat my last chocolate brownie. I don’t think he is seeing the entire picture. There is something he is missing if he cannot figure this out; and I’m the one that needs to pay attention and focus! Duh!! I’m the one who drives all night, reads the map, has avid and candid conversations with the GPS and opens corn nuts while he and everyone else is sleeping. I’m the one who checked into stalls, found a hookup and set water buckets out before I wake him and say, “We are here!” Are you beginning to see a certain pattern on the wall? Okay, now I’m bragging. I’m the person who waters horses, walks to cool them out, cinches up kid’s saddles and cheers the loudest when they call the names of my ropers. I’m also the one that deposits the checks, pays for the feed and hauls it home after I’ve just spent all day teaching Freshmen English students why Romeo and Juliet is relevant to this journey through high school. Am I proud of what I do? No doubt about it. Is he proud of what I do? Yes, but

he doesn’t say it very often. The one thing about team roping wives is they can go a long way on very little encouragement. The compliments and the thank you’s are few and far between and could come a little more often if you ask me. Then again that just wouldn’t be him, would it? Besides his pride might get in the way and his “John Wayne” image ruined. It doesn’t take much for us; maybe a night out dancing once in awhile, a good movie isn’t a bad idea or maybe just a hug and “I appreciate it” is sufficient to get

us going again. Curling up in a roper’s arms is just the best. Shhhh! Don’t tell him I said that. The point here is I wish he would just “shut up” and quit telling me to pay attention and focus. “You are the one who needs to focus. Concentrate on your roping and let me do what I do best—everything else that gets done!” Love ya and Keep Roping! Gracie

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the courage to go ahead with the series. For those of you who have been reading my articles for the past twenty-plus years you know I was not born on the back of a horse and that I was well into my adult years before my arms ever swung a rope. My odyssey to where I stand today has been one heck of a ride but it is because of that ride that I have developed the unique perspective I bring to the sport. As I began my formal education in search of a degree in sports medicine, the first two things I learned were eighty-five percent of injuries in sports happen during practice and before you ever set foot on a court, a field or an arena know your surroundings. There are several contributing factors to practice injuries, but the most obvious reason is that all of us spend more time practicing than we do competing and in most of the places we compete someone has already gone to the trouble of making sure it is suitable. That goes for football, baseball, golf, basketball, tennis, ballet, lawn darts and any other sport played and it is definitely true for team roping. It is with these two very basic concepts that I want to begin this very important series. It’s not about “pens”… it’s about “arenas”! If you don’t know the difference between a practice pen and a roping arena then one of the first calls you need to make is to David Fillebrown at Priefert Manufacturing. Now I know many of you think that somehow, someway the folks at the USTRC have asked me to do a little favor for one of their corporate sponsors but I assure you that nothing could be farther from


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the truth. They read what I write at the same time you do – when it arrives in the mail. The truth of the matter is, in everything I have ever done in my life I have tried my best to find those who are the best at doing it. That is how I found the folks at Priefert. When it was time for me to get bucking chutes for the rodeo I chaired, much to the chagrin of others, I wanted only the best chutes made, I wanted Priefert. Heck, before it was all over I even had a set of Priefert’s for our Justin Mutton Bustin’ chutes. When I began the process of building my “dream arena” at Rodeo Palms Ranch, every piece of steel I purchased had the Priefert name on it. Over the years when I have been asked what I feel is the best product on the market, I have encouraged whoever asked to simply find out for themselves what is the best and then buy it. Without fail, everyone who has taken my advice found themselves ultimately talking to David Fillebrown and then made out the check to Priefert. I believe that commitment breeds excellence and Priefert’s commitment to developing, designing and distributing the best products possible for building arenas is the reason that they have been able to dominate the market. Now that you know where I stand I guess it’s time to get on with the business at hand. My father has shared many things with me over the years and to be quite honest I wish I had heeded his advice more often. One thing he told me years ago was, “If money will fix it, then it’s not a problem.” At the time he told me that I doubt he had enough money in his wallet to take us all out to dinner but it is that core belief that has allowed him to be the successful businessman he is today. He also told me this, “Being cheap will always cost you more money, more time and lots more misery in the long run.” I said that to say this. “If it’s a pen you’re in or after, then you’ve got problems.” By that I mean if you are practicing in, roping in, building, or planning to build a “pen” then you have or are about to have problems. The difference between a “pen” and an “arena” is not just determined by

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took my first commercial flight on a jet liner in 1974. I was 19 years old and I loved it, and my feelings are still the same today. Now I sometimes fly two or three times a week and I’m still amazed at the experience. The thought of being able to rope a steer in Florida in the afternoon and then sleep in my own bed in California that evening is amazing to me. Take a nap, read the paper, have a bag of honey-roasted peanuts, and all of that going nearly 500 mph. If that don’t blow your skirt up, nothing will. To top it off, nothing ever goes wrong with the equipment. Of all the jets I’ve been on, nothing has ever gone wrong. Go to Chicago O’Hare International Airport sometime and watch the number of jets that take off and land every hour. That same thing is going on in every major city in America. When you mix that with the thought that not one commercial jetliner crashed in 2010, it is amazing. Do you have any idea how hard it would be to coordinate that in just one city? To get all those people moved around the country and try to keep them all happy, and they do it every day without a mishap. Amazing! I can’t wait to see what the next form of travel will be and I only hope I live long enough to experience it. The step right below that mechanical part is the part that I’m involved with and that part doesn’t always go as smoothly as I would like. Flights are delayed or cancelled and, for some strange reason, they lose my bags a lot. By trying to get around these problems while dealing with people you’ve never seen before has taught me a lot about life. If you’ve never traveled, you should, because you don’t always get your way. Last week, I was flying from Boise, Idaho to Dallas, Texas with a stop in Salt Lake City. The flight from Boise left early 116 / MAY 2011

and without incident but was very crowded. Flights were packed because of spring break, so I became accustomed to full flights with young people on their way to exciting destinations. I was scheduled to depart Salt Lake at 9 a.m., so that would put me on the ground in Dallas around 1 p.m., home by 3 p.m. and roping in my arena at 3:30. Perfect plan! About 8:15 a.m. they called my name, I needed to come to the counter at C9. There was a red coat there, which means it’s a supervisor, and she was about my age. When I saw her, what I thought was happening was that the flight was oversold and the only seat available was first class and she was going to ask me if I wouldn’t mind moving up front at no extra charge. That’s what I thought was going to happen. That’s not what happened. The supervisor looked at me and said, “Are you Mr. Woodard?” “Indeed, I am,” I responded. “Well, Mr. Woodard” she continued, “We have a situation. We are oversold. Every seat is taken and we have made several offers and no one will give up their seat. Here’s what we are going to do. We are going to give you a check for $500; this is called Denied Boarding Compensation. She said I’ve only seen this happen three times in the 25 years I have been here, but the computer has picked your name at random, and you’re off.” I smiled and said ‘no thank you’ to the offer. “I have been gone for a week, I have people who are expecting me, and I have to go.” She smiled at me and said, “Mr. Woodard, you seem like a nice man,” and then she turned and pointed at the plane that was boarding and said, “Do you see that plane? At 9 a.m. that aircraft is going to leave Salt Lake City for Dallas and you won’t be on it. The sooner you start to think that way, the better off you and I will be. You see, every flight on every carrier is full today and tomorrow. So right now I don’t have any idea how I’m going to get you home. I don’t know why the computer selected you and brought you and I together this morning, but we have got to work together to try to get you out of here. The more you and I talk about why this happened to you or how this kind of thing should never happen to anyone will not help you or I out of this situation. That plane is leaving without

you on it. That part of your life is over, so let’s you and I move on to the next part, shall we?” WOW! It’s no wonder she is the supervisor because every word of that is dead on. I could stand there and throw a fit. I could get mad. I could do what most of us do when faced with a problem like that. We ask, “Why did this happen to me?” or bigger than that, “Why does this always happen to me?” The answer is, who knows, but if you go out into the world it does, and it will, and it’s just part of life. Now you have to figure out what you’re going to do about it. We have two choices when things like that happen. We can cry about the past or we can focus on the future. What my new friend reminded me of the other day is that the past is over and none of us know why bad things happen. Some are worse than others, but things happen to all of us. When they do, the sooner we start looking forward, the better off we’ll be. The past is over, it’s dead and gone, so don’t mention it again because you can’t change it. The future is what we have and we can actually ruin that by thinking of the past. Bury it and move forward. She looked at me and asked, “Do you travel a lot?” “Yes,” I said. She said, “Great, do you have any ideas?” I told her I had a great travel agent and I could call her. She said “Great, you do that and what I am going to do is run down and talk to Southwest Airlines because they are so busy they’re not answering the phone. I’ll meet you back here in 15 minutes and you and I will make a plan.” Immediately we were thinking and working on the solution and moving forward, instead of dead stopped complaining about the past. Did I get home? Of course I did. It was 1:30 a.m., but I made it and the experience was worth the inconvenience. If you ever get stranded in Salt Lake City, go to the C concourse and look for a gal in her mid 50’s with a red coat on that works for Delta Airlines. If you want to talk to her about spilled milk, she won’t have any part of it. She’ll be glad to help you clean it up, but she’ll get you thinking about how to buy the whole cow. Until next month Thanks for your time, Walt Woodard


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Those of you that know me, know that I am a die hard team roper as well as whitetail hunter. Both of these sports have their similarities; they are both about details. God has blessed me to be a part of the team roping world, and a prostaff member on BuckVentures Outdoors. Over the next year I am going to share some points and details that I believe have made me more successful. Trail cameras are one of the most important tools in gathering information about your hunting properties. All of us struggle for free time in our everyday lives. Let these cameras work for you 24/7 to gather your inventory. I have learned over the years that camera placement is very important. The following has been most successful for me. AUGUST — EARLY OCTOBER

Through the months of August, September and early October, keep these cameras out of bedding areas or places you could step on a big buck. What I like to do is place these cameras closer to the destination fields so you are able to get in and out without hurting

anything. Place cameras over corn piles, BoneDmonium, or some sort of supplement. I have tried placing cameras over feeders, and found that corn piles bring a lot more bucks around. Use piles and face cameras toward the NE for better pictures. Just remember, big mature bucks are very sensitive this time of year. LATE OCTOBER — DECEMBER

This time of year is very critical. It’s all about the scrapes. Use the wind, and spray down when checking your cameras. In the early months it was all about food. Now, it’s all about the breeding cycle. Move your cameras to scrapes. I think it’s best to stay around the destination fields. This is the time of year you will see what is on your property, and find the buck you want to harvest. Just remember the details! I believe if you follow these steps that you will become a better hunter. Knowing you have a big buck on your place will allow you to hold out, and stay in the stands longer. I’ll have more great strategy for you next month, but until then: Shoot by Sight and Walk by Faith!

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May 1 Zamora Roping Production Javier Chavez Busted Boot Arena; Santa Fe, NM 6 - 7 NTRL / USTRC Affiliate Shelby County Showplace Arena; Memphis, TN 6 - 7 LubriSyn Big Ticket Series Memphis, TN 6 - 8 Sweetest Loop Breast Cancer Affiliate; Circle T Ranch; Hamilton, TX 6 - 8 Spanish Trails Classic Spanish Trails Arena; Moab, UT 7 NMBTRA Southern NM State Fairgrounds; Las Cruces, NM 7 NTRL / USTRC Affiliate Osburn Arena; Campbell, NY 7 40 Plus Team Roping Championships; Austin Covered Arena; Myrtle Springs, TX 7 40 Plus Team Roping Championships; Yellow Rose Arena; Madisonville, TX 13 - 15 Crossfire Productions Team Roping; Rusk County Expo Center; Henderson, TX 13 - 15 Cowboy Capital Classic LoneStar Arena; Stephenville, TX 14 NTRL / USTRC Affiliate Gustafason Farms Arena; Green Cove, FL 14 NTRL USTRC Affiliate Mullis Covered Arena; Screven, GA


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14 NTRL / USTRC Affiliate Rockin Circle H; Lizella, GA 14 County Line Cowboy Church Team Roping; Bowie, TX 14 - 15 NTRL / USTRC Affiliate Covington Center Arena; Andalusia, AL 14 - 15 Ohio Classic Circle G Arena; Brookville, OH 20 - 22 ZD Cattle Co. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Albuquerque, NM 20 - 22 Fire It Up Productions Finals Henderson County Fair Park; Athens, TX

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This year, we are having a Lubrisyn Big Ticket Finals in December. It will be held in Tunica, Mississippi and will be another great Finals that has a lucrative payout for the ropers. Several of the NTRL ropings are qualifiers for The Lubrisyn Big Ticket Finals. Check the schedule to see which NTRL ropings are qualifiers. As you can see, there are many reasons to purchase a USTRC membership card and rope at NTRL sanctioned events. All of the ropings give you Flex Earnings for the USTRC as well as NTRL National Shoot-Outs. Plus, many of the ropings allow you to qualify for the The Lubrisyn Big Ticket Finals as well. The NTRL offers you more bang for your buck. One membership card gives you the opportunity to attend three national finals and several regional events. See you at a NTRL roping soon! Mandy Wolfe

he National Team Roping League has a lot to offer. For the purchase of a USTRC membership card, you get to rope at any NTRL Sanctioned event throughout the year in addition to all the USTRC Sanctioned ropings. Each year the number of NTRL ropings east of the Mississippi continues to grow. When you rope at a NTRL event, any earnings that you acquire count towards your USTRC Flex Earnings. This allows you to use your accumulated Flex Earnings towards roping at any USTRC Regional and the National Finals. The Eastern Regionals is coming up July 7-10 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. You can go to the USTRC website and check how much you have in Flex Earnings to determine how many Regional Shoot-Out entries you can purchase. The Regional Shoot-Outs are $2,000 per team. Another advantage of roping with NTRL is that you receive NTRL Shoot-Outs when you place in the Average. The number of Shoot-Outs given away in each roping depends on what the entry fee is for that roping. NTRL Shoot-Outs are given out anywhere from 1st in the Average at the lower entry fee ropings to 1st – 10th in the Average at the higher entry fee ropings. These Shoot-Outs allow you to rope in the guaranteed money Shoot-Outs at the NTRL Finals, which is the largest paying roping east of the Mississippi and one of the largest ropings in the country.

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Ed Allen

18, 2011 Green Cove Spgs, FL

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Scott Elliott

18, 2011 Friendship, NY

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18, 2011 Lizella, GA

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18, 2011 Screven, GA

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Franklin Thomas

25, 2011 Greensboro, GA

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Green County Ag Center

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JULY 2, 2011 Lizella, GA 2-3, 2011 Mt. Morris, PA

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16, 2011 Campbell, NY

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5, 2011 Bridgeport, WV

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20, 2011 Green Cove Spgs, FL

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24, 2011 Lizella, GA

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Clay County Fairgrounds

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7-8, 2011 Perry, GA

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15, 2011 Andalusia, AL

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Rockin Circle H Arena

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NOVEMBER 5-6, 2011 Sanford, NC 12-13, 2011 Memphis, TN

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Agricenter Show Place Arena

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Rockin Circle H Arena

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Will & Kathie Osburn

19-20, 2011 Marianna, FL

Southeast Regional Jackson County Ag Center

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26-27, 2011 Bristol, TN

Northeast Regional McPherson Arena

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DECEMBER 3, 2011 Hawkinsville, GA 10, 2011 Campbell, NY

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Harness Racing Facility

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Allen’s Roping Productions Presents

Rope for Cash Saturday and Sunday May 14-15, 2011 Andalusia, AL Covington County Covered Arena

NTRL Shoot-Outs 1st-10th place Lubrisyn Big-Ticket Shoot-Outs 1st-10th place Buckles to Average winners in the #8 Prizes to Average winners of All Ropings $2,000 in to ings Flex Earn inners W Average

Church Service, Sunday 8:00 a.m. Kid’s Jr. Looper Roping, Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

Sunday, May 15

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

#15

#14

4-head, Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper #13 (handicapped down to a #11) 4-head, Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper #12 (handicapped down to a #10) 4-head, Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper

4-head, Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper

#11 4-head, Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper SPONSORS FRM Feeds • Alabama Farmers Co-op Alfa Insurance • SpeedRoping.com

#10 4-head, Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper #9 (handicapped down to a #7 and capped at an Elite #5) 4-head, Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper #8 (handicapped down to a #6 and capped at an Elite #4) 4-head, Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $165/roper, Enter 4x TRIAD numbers only 2011 USTRC Membership Required

30% Cattle Charge Ed Allen 256/749-0541

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Green County Ag Center Greensboro, GA May 28, 2011

Gustafson Farms Covered Arena Green Cove Springs, FL May 14, 2011

Dates: May 28 and June 25

Books open 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m.

Books Open 8:30 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m.

Dates: May 14, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17

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

#12 Handicap Slide Up & Down #11 #10 #9 (capped at Elite #5) #8 All ropings are: Pick 1, Draw 1 for $60/roper Can enter 3x for total of 6 partners #12 Vip 75% Payback Maynard Knife to High Point #6 & Above Maynard Knife to High Point #5 & Below NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st & 2nd in Average of All Ropings For More Info and Directions: Scott Elliott 386/867-1299

2011 USTRC Membership Required

2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

TRIAD numbers only

#12 Handicap #11 #10 #9 – Capped at #5 #7 – Capped at #4 All ropings (except #7) are 4 head, progressive after one, $35/roper. #7 – 3 head, progressive after one, $30/roper. NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st – 3rd in All ropings except the #7 NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-2nd in the #7

UPCOMING EVENTS Eleven Bar East Ranch Sanford, NC May 28 & 29, 2011 Dates: April 30-May 1, May 28 & 29, October 1 & 2, November 5 & 6 Books Open 9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. Both Days Saturday Open 80% Payback #13 Slide Up & Down #11 #10 #9 #7

Sunday Cowboy Church 9:00 am Open 80% Payback #12 Slide Up & Down #10 #9 #8 #6

Open, #11 & #10 on Saturday and Open & #10 on Sunday: 4 HD, Enter 5x, $40/Roper #13 on Saturday and #11 on Sunday: #13 is Handicapped down to #11, #12 is Handicapped down to #10 4 HD, Enter 1/Draw 1 for $100 or draw all, can enter 3x for total of 6 partners. #9 on Saturday & Sunday: 3 HD, Enter 5x, $30/Roper #7 on Saturday and #8 on Sunday: 3 HD, Enter 1/Draw 2 for $120 or draw all, can enter 2x for total of 6 partners. #6 on Sunday: 2 HD, Enter 5x, $30/Roper HEEL-O-MATIC SLED to High Point Roper of the Weekend BUCKLES to High Point #3 & Below Header & Heeler, #4 Header & Heeler, & Female MONEY CLIPS to High Point #5 Header & Heeler SPURS to High Point #6 Header & Heeler Ropers only eligible for one prize per weekend. USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Both Open, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st – 5th of every roping LUBRISYN BIG TICKET Shoot-Outs to 1st in Average of every roping

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For More Info and Directions: Chad Shepherd 813/477-4740 www.elevenbareastranch.com 2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

Allen’s Team Roping Heard County Arena Franklin, GA June 11 Dates: April 30, June 11, July 9 Books open 11:00 a.m. Rope at 12:00 noon (Georgia Time)

#13 Slide 4 HD - $30/roper, enter 6x #12 Handicap 4 HD - $30/roper, enter 6x #11 Handicap 4 HD - $30/roper, enter 6x #9 Handicap 3 HD – Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw All 3 for $75/roper Can enter 3 times for total of 9 entries. Capped at #5 – Can enter after entering draw Classic Rope Bags to High Point #7 & Above, #6, #5, #4 & Below Classic Ropes awarded to Average Winners in all ropings NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st and 2nd Winners in each roping Average Winners of each roping receive Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs For More Info and Directions: Ed Allen 256/749-0541 2011 USTRC Membership Required

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Rockin Circle H Saddle Series May 14, 2011 Rockin Circle H Arena - Lizella, GA

Books open 8:00 a.m.-Close at 9:30 a.m.-Rope at 10:00 a.m. SADDLE SERIES February 19, March 26, April 9, May 14, June 18, July 2, September 24, October 22, November 12, December 3 4 Trophy Saddles for Series High Point 3 & below, 4 & 5, 6 & above (must attend 4 ropings in series) High Point Roper on December 3 (no minimum requirements for this saddle) Can only win one saddle.

Round Robin Capped at 5 Elite. 1 head, $75/roper. #13 Handicap Pick or Draw, $25/roper, Enter 5x, 4 head, progressive after one. #11 Slide HC, Pick 1, Draw 1 for $50/roper. Enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 4 hd, PA1. #8 Slide HC, Pick 1, Draw 1 for $50/roper. Enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 3 hd, PA1. #7 Slide HC, Pick 1, Draw 1 for $50/roper. Enter 5x for a total of 10 runs. 3 hd, PA1. #10 Ten Header Capped at Elite #6 Header and Elite #5 Heeler. $75/roper, Limit to 10 teams only, may enter 2x. Can call to reserve spot. Saddles will be awarded at Finals December 3, 2011 NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st in Average of #13, #11, & #8, #7, 10 Head and Round Robin Rockin Circle H Arena, 4950 Marshall Mill Road, Lizella, GA 31052

Call before you haul. If weather is questionable, will move to indoor arena in Hawkinsville, GA For More Info Call Rockin Circle H: Todd Harris at 478/447-5310 Credit cards accepted with additional 3% charge

2011 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 12 April 9 May 7 (Qualifier) June 4 July 16

August 13 September 17 October 15 November 12 December 10 (Arena Finals)

May 7 roping is an NTRL Qualifier! Fees are $35/roper in ALL Ropings. USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners. NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-5th in All Ropings. OPEN #8 #12 #9 #11 #10 #12 VIP

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$25/Roper $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) $25/Roper $25/Roper $25/Roper $25/Roper $25/Roper- Enter 2x 2011 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 GN Ranch Arena Mullis Covered Arena Friendship, NY Screven, GA June 18

May 14, 2011

Future Dates: July 30

Books Open at 11 a.m. Rope at Noon

Dates: February 12, March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18

#12 Handicap 4 head - $25/Roper

Books Open 8:30 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m.

(#12 & #11 Straight Time, #10- 1 Second Off, #9 – 2 Seconds Off, #8 – 2.5 Seconds Off, #7 & Below – 3 Seconds Off)

#11 4 head - $25/Roper #10 4 head - $25/Roper #9 3 head - $25/Roper #8 3 head - $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) VIP #12/#10 4 head - $25/Roper – Enter 2x All Ropings except the VIP are unlimited entries NTRL Shootouts to All Average Winners Directions: 5856 Friendship Hill Rd, Friendship, NY 12739 (2 miles from Interstate) From the North: Follow Rt 19 South through Belfast. Crossover I-86. Follow Rt 19 toward Belmont. Turn right on Tuckers Corner Road. Go 8/10 mile. Arena on right. From East or West: I-86 exit 30. Exit toward Belmont then follow above directions.

New Covered Arena – Rope Rain or Shine Great location right on Georgia Highway 203 Great Concessions on Ground & Very Roper Friendly Facility #12 Handicap #11 #10 #9 - Capped at #5 #7 - Capped at #4 All ropings (except #7) are 4-head, progressive after one, $35/roper. #7 – 3-head, progressive after one, $30/roper. NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-3rd in All Ropings except the #7. NTRL Shoot Outs to 1st-2nd in the #7.

For More Info: Gene and Nora Carnes 585/268-5652 or 607/968-1120 (Cell)

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

2011 USTRC Membership Required

2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

TRIAD numbers only

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FINALS Cactus Saddlery Presents the Fire It Up Open May 20, 2011

$1,500 Cash Added In Open LoneStar Ropes Open $150/roper Enter 5 times Cowboy Trailer Sales #15 Preliminary $100/roper 0 0 0 , 1 $ Enter 5 times 80% Payback d ash Adrdeelim C #15 Shoot-Out $100/roper Enter 4 times 90% Payback In #15 P Friday - May 20

Books Open at 9:00 a.m. - Rope 10:00 a.m.

Followed by the

• Make Short Go in #15 Preliminary and win a Shoot-Out •

#13 Preliminary $100/roper • Enter 5 times • 80% Payback #13 Shoot-Out $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 90% Payback

80% Payba c in Ope k n

Ask about our

We will be running a challenge arena Friday “Bonus Challenge” Beat the thru Sunday Challenge 9:00 a.m. till ??? and win 5X your money!

All Shoot-Out Ropings are $100/roper Enter 4 times 90% Payback

Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467 134 / MAY 2011

H0ST HOTEL Quality Inn and Suites 800-892-3819

Stalls & RV Sites Available TRIAD Numbers Only

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

Trailer & Parts Co.

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


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Henderson County Fair Park Athens, Texas Anyone Can Enter the PreliminaryRopings May 20 - 22, 2011 You Do Not Have To Qualify

Saturday - May 21 Books Open at 8:00 a.m. - Rope 9:30 a.m.

2 Arenas Used Saturday & Sunday

If you make the Preliminary Short-Round in any roping you receive a Finals S/O. All Fire It Up Finals S/O ropings are 90% payback.

Husky Trailer #6 w/#3 Cap Enter one/Draw two or Draw all three 3 Head • $100/roper • Enter 3 times • Buckles 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Average (6 buckles) (30 to short go)

#6 Shoot-Out $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 90% Payback Cowboy Church

Dummy Roping Sponsored by Dragsteer #7 Cactus Saddle Warm-Up $100/roper • Enter one/Draw two or Draw all three 3 Steer progressive • Elite #4 Cap 1st in Average Saddles + Cash 2nd in Average Saddles + Cash 3rd Buckles + Cash 4th LoneStar Ropes + Cash *30 Generic Shoot-Outs will be given in this roping and can be used anywhere.

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D r a g s t e eold & under Saturda r J a c k p o t y 9:00

a Dragste er to Hig .m. h Po Header and Hee int ler

#8/4 Cap Preliminary Enter one/Draw two or Draw all three $100/roper • Enter 4 times Buckles to Average Winners (30 to short go)

#8 Shoot-Out $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 90% Payback

Sunday - May 22

Top 30 to Short Go & Fire It Up Shoot-Outs Awarded

Books Open at 8:00 a.m. - Rope 9:30 a.m.

#9/Elite #5 Cap Preliminary Enter one/Draw two or Draw all three $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 70% Payback Buckles to Average winners

80% Payback on #10 - #15 Preliminary Ropings

#9 Shoot-Out $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 90% Payback #10 Preliminary $100/ roper • Enter one/Draw one or Draw two Enter 3 times • 80% Payback

#10 Shoot-Out $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 90% Payback #11 40 years and older (Women any age) • #6 cap

Draw 4 for $100/roper • Enter 2 times • Breast Collars to Average Winners

#11 Preliminary $50/roper • Enter 5 times • Pick or Draw • 80% Payback #11 Shoot-Out $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 90% Payback #12 Preliminary $50/roper • Enter 5 times • Pick or Draw • 80% Payback #12 Shoot-Out $100/roper • Enter 4 times • 90% Payback All books close at short go of previous roping

Kevin Blackwell (903) 721-0303 James T. (903) 521-1511

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ROCK & ROPE at the HARD ROCK May 20-22, 2011

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque, New Mexico

Excellent Cattle

KKK$50,000KKK

New Arena & Facility

In Cash and Prizes! Beautiful leather briefcases loaded with $10,000 to the High Point Roper on Saturday and Sunday

FRIDAY, MAY 20

SATURDAY, MAY 21

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Sign up 11:00 a.m. • Rope 12:00 noon

Sign up 9:00 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Sign up 9:00 a.m. • Rope 10:00 a.m.

Open Warm up Drawpot

Open Warm up Drawpot

$30/roper • Enter 6 times Limited to 100 teams

USTRC #4 & Under

Open $50/roper • 4 Steer Average Enter 4 times • 80% payback

#15 $50/roper • 4 Steer Average Enter 4 times • 80% payback

#13 $50/roper • 4 Steer Average Enter 4 times • 80% payback

#12 $50/roper • 4 Steer Average Enter 4 times • 80% payback

Sponsors:

USTRC #11 Handicap Capped at Elite #6 Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100, enter 4 times Payoff: LEATHER BRIEFCASE with $10,000 CASH to High Point roper! 1st - Deluxe Master Saddles with Alligator Seats & $3,000 2nd - Awesome Buckles & $2,000 3rd - Jackets & $1,000 4th - Jackets & $800 5th - Jackets & $600 6th - Sweatshirts & $400

$30/roper • Enter 6 times Capped at Elite #4 Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100 Enter 4 times Slower cattle – Shorter barrier $100, enter 4 times Payoff: LEATHER BRIEFCASE with $10,000 CASH to High Point roper! 1st - Deluxe Master Saddles with Alligator Seats & $3,000 2nd - Awesome Buckles & $2,000 3rd - Jackets & $1,000 4th - Jackets & $800 5th - Jackets & $600 6th - Sweatshirts & $400

Morinda, Red River Arenas, Master Saddles & Buckles, Cactus Ropes, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

L All ropings – 3 steers, top 50 to short-go L Any tie will be roped off! L Cash or credit card only. L Plenty of stalls & RV space available. L Host Motel: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 505/724-3800 or 1-877-475-3827 L Book hotel early! #11 and #4 & under: Payoff guaranteed at 450 teams and may increase accordingly. TRIAD numbers only.Current USTRC cards required. Cash or credit cards only. Appropriate cut-off times and handicaps TBA. Visit our website at zdroping.com for further info.

presented to you by

7 minutes south of Albuquerque just off I-25

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ZD Cattle Co.

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Memorial Day Weekend S PER O R ALL LCOME WE

May 28-30, 2011

Davis County Fairgrounds • Farmington, Utah SUNDAY

SATURDAY Enter at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#4 & Under • (Capped at Elite #4) 10 Saddles Awarded Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper • Enter 4x H 1st - 5th in Average receive saddles + cash

LUCKY 7 TRAILER DRAWPOT

Enter at 11:00 a.m. • Rope at 12 Noon

Open – 80% Payback Pick 1, Draw 1 for $150/roper • Enter 2x

#13 Pick and Draw Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100 • Enter 2x H Buckles to Average Winners

#10 Pick and Draw Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100 • Enter 2x H Buckles to Average Winners of All 3 Ropings

MONDAY Sign up at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

Books close at 4:00 p.m. $150/roper • Draw 10 partners Run 1 steer with all 10 partners and take your best 7 times 1/3 Stock Charge • 2/3 Cash Prize Payback H 1st 2-Horse Slant Trailer + Cash H 2nd - 3rd Saddles + Cash H 4th - 5th Buckles + Cash H 6th - 7th Jackets + Cash

(Capped at Elite #6) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 • $150/roper • Enter 4x H 1st - 3rd in Average receive saddles + cash H 4th - 6th in Average receive buckles + cash H 7th - 10th in Average receive jackets + cash H High Point Roper on Monday will receive

Handicap Slide - All ropers welcome

Payoff determined by number of teams.

#6 - Straight time with 1/2 sec. per number, up or down

H Saddles to highest placing Incentive team that does not win an Average saddle (may only win one saddle)

Briefcase + $10,000 80% Cash & Prize Payback

2 Arenas will be used on Monday

Roping Rules • Western attire • Current USTRC cards and rules apply • TRIAD numbers only • Cash or credit card only

20

Saddles

12

Buckles

12

Jackets

UPCOMING ROPINGS

Sponsors H Poulsen Trailers H Cactus Ropes H Morinda Agriculture

HOST HOTELS Best Western Cotton Tree Country Inn & Suites La Quinta Motel 6

#11 Handicap with a #9 Incentive

801/292-7666 801/292-8100 801/776-6700 801/298-0289

June 11 June 25 July 22-23 August 4-6 August 11-13 September 8-10 September 16-17 September 30-Oct 1 October 7-8

Oakley, UT Cedar Valley UT Farmington, UT Panquitch, UT Price, UT Window Rock, AZ Rifle, CO Farmington, NM South Jordan, UT

For more information contact Zane Dansie at 801/599-1238 • Visit www.zdroping.com

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WATSON TEAM ROPING Saturday, May 21, 2011 JW Arena Tioga, TX #9 Pick & Draw

#10 Pick & Draw

Books open at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 for $90/roper • 4-head Capped at Elite #5 • 9 run limit

Books open at 11:00 a.m. Pick 1/draw 1 or draw 2 for $60/roper • Pick partners for $30/roper • 4-head Capped at Elite #5 • 9 run limit

Handicap: 1.5 seconds off for #8 team 3.0 seconds off for #7 team

Handicap: 1.5 seconds off for #9 team 3.0 seconds off for #8 team -You MUST Enter the Draw 1X-

HOT HEELS or $2,250 (roper’s choice) to Hi-Point Roper of #9 & #10 Ropings

CASH ENTRIES ONLY • USTRC TRIAD NUMBERS ONLY #11 & #13 Books open at 3:00 p.m. $30/roper • 9 run limit per roping #11 Capped at Elite #7

HOT HEELS or $2,250 (roper’s choice)

Handicap in #13 only: 1 second off for #12 team

to Hi-Point Roper of #11 & #13 Ropings

RAIN OUT DATE: June 11, 2011 FMI: James & Brandy Watson 903/816-0169 • 903/814-7310

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Philipp Ranch presents

Big

Over $150,000 Paid Out in our First Two Tour Ropings!

Loop

Big

Money

Team Roping Tour t Wild Wes to the Buckles Average of #15, Winners 11, #13, #12, # #8 #10, #9 &

May 21-22, 2011 Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo New Covered North Arena

Don Gonzales Saddles t o Average Winners a t the finals

(Stalls and RV available)

Saturday Open #15 #13 #12 #11

Above ropings are $150/roper • Enter 2x Century Roping

$100/team •Enter 5x Both partners must be over 50 • No cap ATTENTION ROPERS: Due to the small number of Open & #15 ropers, those two ropings are over by 10:00 a.m. if not sooner. Saturday books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m. Sunday books open at 7:00 a.m. Close at 8:00 a.m. 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.

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS: June 11-12, 2011 Giddings, Texas Lee County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

July 23-24, 2011 FINALS Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo Covered Arena

“NEW COOLER COVERED ARENA”

We will accept credit cards on pre-entries only. Pre-entries open the Monday before the roping. See website for more information.

ALL ROPINGS ARE 80% PAYBACK

Sunday #10

Capped at #6 Elite $50/roper Enter 5 times #9

Capped at #5 Elite $50/roper Enter 5 times #8 Drawpot Capped at #4

$150/roper Enter twice Draw 2 with each entry or 3 if entered Open. TRIAD numbers only Must be current USTRC member. 2011 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.

Must attend 3 of 8 ropings to participate at the Finals FOR MORE INFORMATION: John 713/806-6012 • Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com SPONSORS: All Around Performance Horse • Don Gonzales Saddlery • Sombrero Hats DRW Precision • Farm Bureau (J. Hendricks) • Knife River Concrete • Matthews Electric Beard-Navasota Vet Hospital • Coufal Prater SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 139


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6th Annual Ringling Community Benefit Team Roping June 3 & 4, 2011 Mt. Home Arena Ringling, Oklahoma

2 TRAILERS and 12 BUCKLES GUARANTEED regardless of number of teams

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 7:30 p.m. #15 Match Roping Will only take 24 entered teams $150/roper Enter 2 times One money for every 8 teams

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 #13 Roping w/#11 Incentive Limited to TRIAD #5, #6, #7 and #8 Elite Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $225/roper Enter 2 times Will only take 85 entered teams Roping starts at 10:00 a.m. SHARP May enter both ropings up to 1 hour before start time if they are not full #10 Roping w/#8 Incentive Capped at TRIAD #5 Elite Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $225/roper Enter 2 times Will only take 85 entered teams Roping starts at 1 hour after #13

If roping fills Payout is as follows

1st Average 2nd Average 3rd Average 4th Average 5th Average 6th Average 7th Average 8th Average

$5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $500 $500

to Trailer nt oi High P the n roper i 1 # 3

Trailer to High Point roper in the #10

TRIAD Numb ers Only

Buckles to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Average of both ropings General Information H Pre-entry books for both ropings open at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 and remain open until roping fills. Call: 580/662-2447, 580/662-3013 or 580/490-6771, 580/662-2677 H Pre-entry pay 1.5 hrs. before roping starts. H Top 25 teams to short round H Points through 20 places in Average for trailers H Both ropings are 4-head average H 80% payback in cash and prizes (guaranteed) H 2010 Roping paid back 90% H 2011 USTRC Membership Required

Mt. Home Arena is located 2 miles north and 1-1/4 miles west of Ringling, OK For more information call Lyndal Van Buskirk 580/662-3013 or Frank Van Buskirk 580/465-1295 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 147


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e d u J . t S l a u n n 10th A eam Roping T t i f e n e B June 3 - 4, 2011 • Longhorn “R” Arena • Tuscumbia, Alabama Friday, June 3

Books open at 10 a.m. • Rope at 11 a.m.

#15

4-head, Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $90 May enter 4x Trophy buckles to Average winners $500 bonus cash to High Money winner

#13

4-head, Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $90 May enter 4x Trophy buckles to Average winners Saddle to High Money winner

#12

4-head, Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $90 May enter 4x Trophy buckles to Average winners Saddle to High Money winner

Saturday, June 4

Books open at 8 a.m. • Rope at 9 a.m.

#10

4-head, Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $90 Capped at a #6 May enter 4x Trophy buckles to Average winners Saddle to High Money winner

#8

3-head, Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $90 Capped at an Elite #4 May enter 4x Trophy buckles to Average winners Saddle to High Money winner

Kids Dummy Roping Each Day! Come Join the Fun and Win Great Prizes!

Sponsored by: H Colbert Farmers Cooperative H Longhorn R Arena H Centaur HTP Fencing H Running P Saddlery H All Animal Clinic H Valley Tack & Feed H Phillips 66 H Advantage Forest Resources H SCA Tissue H Flyin' I Quarter Horses H Parchman Construction H Circle 5 Outfit

Vendors for shopping and concessions will be available on site. RV hookups and stalls also available.

H TRIAD numbers will be used H Event management will use a 3 person committee to classify ropers without a current ranking. H For more information call Mike Jones 256.740.2929 or Cameron Isbell 256.483.8134 148 / MAY 2011


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Truck Ropers Special Enter by 6/1/11 with Credit Card. Pick or Draw 12 partners for $650. Receive 1 stall for 2 nights

Dodge Diesel 4-door Dually Truck 8 Running P Saddles

South Jordan, Utah

June 3 - 5, 2011 • Salt Lake County Equestrian Center & Load 'em In The Dark Cattle Co. present present

Utah Classic

$70,000 in Cash & Prizes Guaranteed Guaranteed Payoff Per Team MAIN ARENA

#4 & Under Dodge Truck Roping Payoff

Friday, June 3

#13 with #11 Incentive • Rope at 11:00 a.m. Pick or draw for $100/roper Enter 3 times 80% Payback #11 with #9 Incentive in the #13 & #11 Pick or draw for $100/roper Enter 3 times #5 & Under • Books close at 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 6:15 p.m. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $75 Enter 2 times for 4 partners

High Point Roper Dodge Ram Diesel Truck Cash payoff will be determined from team count 1st Running P Saddles, Wrangler Jeans & 6 Truck Entries 2nd Load 'em Coats, Wrangler Jeans & 6 Truck Entries 3rd Load 'em Coats & 6 Truck Entries 4th Load 'em Coats & 6 Truck Entries 5th Load 'em Sweatshirts & 6 Truck Entries 6th Load 'em Sweatshirts & 6 Truck Entries

Saturday, June 4

Cash payoff will be determined from team count 1st Running P Saddles, Wrangler Jeans & 6 Truck Entries 2nd Running P Saddles, Wrangler Jeans & 6 Truck Entries 3rd Running P Saddles, Wrangler Jeans & 6 Truck Entries 4th Load 'em Coats & 6 Truck Entries 5th Load 'em Sweatshirts & 6 Truck Entries 6th Load 'em Sweatshirts & 6 Truck Entries

#5 & Under Saddle Roping Books close for truck roping at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

Dodge Truck Roping - #5 & Under Pick 1 partner for $75 • Draw 1 partner for $65 Discount Draw 12 partners for $650 Women, Seniors (60) & Youth (18) Discount Draw 12 for $600 Enter 12 times max Late pick teams enter for $80

Sunday, June 5 Books close for #13 at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m. Books close for #5 & Under at 10:00 a.m.

#13 Roping Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $100 Enter 2 times for 6 partners #4 & Under Saddle Blowout Roping Pick 1, draw 3 or draw 4 for $150 Enter 3 times for 12 partners All ropings are 3 head Average

INFORMATION

TRIAD numbers will be used. Prizes are non transferable. Truck winners responsible for T & L and must keep for 1 year. Load 'em may cancel or change any roping due to extreme adverse weather. Entry fees are non refundable unless a replacement can be found.

AWARD SYSTEM

Points for truck (1-20) in Average Points for truck in 1st round of each rotation (1-6) Tie-breaker will be highest place in Average that did not get points (1-20) STALLS: Plenty of stalls. No RSVP needed. PRODUCED BY: Load’em In e Dark Cattle Co. For more info: Loadem.net. Chris Freed 208/251-3170 • Pace Freed 480/398-0384

HOST HOTELS Best Western 1-801-523-8484 $84.95 SL County Equestrian Rates

Sleep Inn 801-572-2020 $54.99 SL County Equestrian Rates

Load 'ems guaranteed payouts average over 70% Load’em's Truck Winners Abe Wangsquard K.C. Curtis Dave Smith T.J. McCauley Bobby Bowler Paul Freed Beth Jepson Steve Smith Sean Dudoit Jace Neilson Ty St. Goddard Bobby Felkins Robbie Miller Rhett Smuin Charley Wade Kyran Tsosie Jake Rudd

Sponsors hampion’s hoice Buckles

ERNHARDT DODGE SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 149


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Madonna Inn Arena San Luis Obispo, California

June 3-5, 2011 FRIDAY - June 3 10:00 a.m.

OPEN • 4 FOR $300/ROPER • ENTER 3X Progressive after 1 Fast Time paid in 1st & Short Rounds only 85% Payback

#15 Handicap 4 for $80/roper • Enter 4X #14 - 1.5 seconds off #13 & Under - 3 seconds off #13 Handicap 4 for $80/roper • Enter 4X #12 - 1.5 seconds off #11 & Under - 3 seconds off

Gist Buckles awarded to 1st All Ropings: (Except Open)

Guaranteed 70% Payback

SATURDAY - June 4 10:00 a.m. #12 (w #11 Inc) 4 for $80/roper • Enter 4X #11 Van Snow Memorial 4 for $80/roper • Enter 4X (w #10 Inc) Gold Card Ropings will not start before 3:00 p.m.

Santa Maria Gold Card 3 for $160/roper • Enter 1X $500 Added Money Madonna Inn Gold Card 3 for $160/roper • Enter 1X $500 Added Money SUNDAY - June 5 10:00 a.m. #10 (w #9 Inc) 4 for $ 80/roper • Enter 4X #9 (w #8 Inc) 4 for $ 80/roper • Enter 4X #8 Pick/Draw 3 for $180/roper • Enter 1X (3 partners total) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 Progressive after 1 #7 team - 2 sec off - #6 team - 3 sec off

Madonna Inn 805/543-3000 or 800-543-9666 Call Madonna Inn for other closely located motels. Make reservations early. DIRECTIONS: 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. In San Luis Obispo, off Hwy. 101 (N or S), take Madonna Rd. off-ramp to Madonna Inn. Drive around to the front of the Inn, follow signs to arena. Stalls: First-come, first-served basis. TRIAD NUMBERS ONLY – 2011 USTRC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ROPE, AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THIS EVENT.

For more information:

150 / MAY 2011

Rowly or Cathie Twisselman at 805/475-2411 or 805/748-3344


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ROPE THIS SUMMER IN BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY Circle T Arena - 4 miles west of Hamilton on Highway 36

MAY 28-29, 2011 80% CK PAYBA

ZERMENO’S, INC.

Junior Looper Dummy Roping Saturday at Noon at the Pool Prizes in each age group 5 & under, 6-8, 9-11

70% PAYBA CK

SATURDAY MAY 28

SUNDAY MAY 29

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

#15 #13 #12 #11

#10 4-head for $50/roper Enter 5 times

AVERAGE PRIZES

#9 Pick/Draw w/#5 Cap

AT EVERY ROPING!

4-head for $100/roper Enter 3 times

#8

$50/roper Pick or Draw any combination, maximum of 5 entries.

- Same format as #9 and will take place if there are less than 500 teams in the #10 and #9 Cash or credit cards only except for Gold Plus members. All ropings are progressive after one. Stall reservtions will be accepted from Gold Plus members only. 270 stalls and 50 RV hookups available. Current USTRC membership required before you rope and may be purchased at this roping. USTRC rules apply in all ropings. TRIAD numbers only.

Summer Fun for the Whole Family Swimming • Volleyball • Basketball • Horseshoes CIRCLE T IS THE HOME OF Crossfire Saddlery and Crossfire Cafe

First State Bank Central Texas

154 / MAY 2011

HOST HOTEL The Inn at Circle T 4021 W. Hwy 36 (254) 386-3209

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 25-26 July 23-24 August 20-21 September 2 & 4

Finals October 7-9

PRIZELINE TBA Qualify by attending 3 or more ropings OR make the short round of any roping!


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Saturday July 2

Sunday July 3

#13 #12

#11 - both ends over 40

capped at Elite #6

capped at Elite #6 #10 capped at Elite #6

#9

capped at Elite #5

All Ropings 4 for $80/team • First roping of each day - Books open at 7:30 a.m. - close at 8:45 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. • For all other ropings - books will close at beginning of short round of preceding roping • All ropings progressive after one • enter 6 times each roping • This is a USTRC Affiliate roping • TRIAD numbers only • Cash only except for Gold Plus members • Current USTRC membership required.

Dumm ailable es v A s y Rop n s o i i m ss i ng S u e e r A c p g n e n o o C G nday a r d e l o e b u w a ps: 5 l o i l l a t No o a v l a o & s h t n o o u c p l n s a d e B r, 6-8, uckles s. RV No i s 7 a 5 b 9-11 to Win erved alls & t s s n t e s 5 r r 9 s fi 1 ome, Prizes first c 2 Saddles Each Day to High Point Ropers Buckles to Average Winners in Each Roping One 2-Horse, Slant, Bumper Pull Trailer to High Point Roper of the Weekend

Over 900 teams in 2010

Doug Johnson 432.352.4288 • Bob Stewart 432.661.8074 • Marcos Bustamante 432.894.5759 Roy Shirley 432.634.2136 • Bruce Wortham 432.664.7332 • Neil Payne 432.664.0439 Curt Locklar 432.631.4582 • Justin Johnson 432.557.3016 156 / MAY 2011


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UStrC APPrOVED GrASSrOOtS EVENt Presented by

Tommy Lee Livestock May 28-29, 2011 Fernley, Nevada

Upcoming Events August 25-28, 2011 NW Regional Finals Winnemucca, NV

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).

Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping October 22-30, 2011, Okiahoma City, OK

Cowboy Gold trophy saddle to the High Money winner each day (may win only one per event). Action Begins at 10 a.m. Daily SUNDAY, MAY 29

SAtUrDAY, MAY 28 #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #12 Gold Plus (w/ #10 Inc.)

#11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.) All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/ #8 Inc.) Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 May enter 2 times for a total of 4 runs 3 Steer Average

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

Location: Dave Stix Arena Cattle: Tommy Lee Livestock Stalls: On site stalls are limited. Horses may be stalled at Churchill County Fairgrounds 333 Sheckler Road Fallon, NV 89406-8951 775.423.7733 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 Top 30 teams to the short round Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 #7 team – 2 seconds off #6 and under team – 3 seconds off


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

COWBOY CAPITAL

PRIZES 10 Trophy Martin Saddles

CLASSIC

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

31 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

MAY 13-15, 2011

STEPHENVILLE, TX

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

SATURDAY, MAY 14 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, MAY 15 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Lonestar Arena Directions: 4916 N. US Hwy. 377, Stephenville, TX 76401 See map. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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

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

Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

OHIO

PRIZES 2 Trophy Martin Saddles

CLASSIC

• High Money winner each day (specialty ropings excluded) May only win one saddle

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• 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

33 Trophy Gist Buckles

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings Earnings Awards • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect Location: Circle G Arena (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

MAY 14-15, 2011

BROOKVILLE, OH

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, MAY 14 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 #15 Handicap (w/ #10 Inc.) #13 Handicap Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.)

SUNDAY, MAY 15 #10 (w/ #9 Inc.) #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Directions: 10816 Verona Rd., Lewisburg, Ohio From Dayton take I-70 to Rt. 49. Go approximately 3/4 mile to Rt. 40 (stop light). Take Rt. 40 west (left at stop light) approximately 6 miles to Preble County Line Rd., turn right. Go 2 miles to Sonora Rd. (2nd road on left this is Sweet Potato Ridge Rd. on the east side of County Line Rd.) Turn left on Sonora Rd., go 1/2 mile, turn right into Circle G Arena. Producer: Steve Rickly Cattle: Rockin’ R Ranch Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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: Best Western 765.939.9500 Richmond, Indiana. Rate is $69 Ask for US team roping rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

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

Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

5 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 team - 1.5 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

KANSAS

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

21 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • 3rd place Average winners of the #15 & #13 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

MAY 20-22, 2011

HUTCHINSON, KS

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 20 Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, MAY 21 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, MAY 22 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/ #8 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century Roping (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 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 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Location: Kansas Fairgrounds Expo Center Directions: 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, KS 67502 Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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: Grand Prairie Hotel & Convention Center 620.669.9311 Comfort Inn 620.633.7822 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only..

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

MISSISSIPPI

PRIZES 6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

MAY 20-22, 2011

JACKSON, MS

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 20 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, MAY 21 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, MAY 22 All Girl Specialty Roping #11 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

3 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Jackson Expo Center Directions: 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson MS 39202. I-55 North or South take High Street exit. Producer: Steve & Sherry Judd Cattle: Sammy Sorsby (Steers Only) Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

NORTH COUNTRY

PRIZES 1 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CLASSIC

• High Money Roper of the Weekend (specialty ropings excluded)

33 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• 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

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex With Membership Purchase Earnings Awards • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect Location: Simon Arena (for more details see the format section in The back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

MAY 28-30, 2011 CANNON FALLS, MN SATURDAY, MAY 28 2 p.m. Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SUNDAY, MAY 29 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

MONDAY, MAY 30 9 a.m. #10 Century Add-On (no minimum age) #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

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 basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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

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

Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

5 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 team - 1.5 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WEST OF THE OZARKS

PRIZES 10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CLASSIC

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the #15 & #13 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 3-5, 2011

GROVE, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap (w/ #8 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Centruy roping (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 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 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

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 basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only..

For more information visit ustrc.com

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

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USTRC

SANCTIONED

INDIANA

33 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than: 11 National/$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 2EGIONAL$2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National/$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards US Open Tour PointsAWARDEDTHROUGHTHINTHE!VERAGE Ultimate Partner Finder-Draw-in Option in Effect FORMOREDETAILSSEETHEFORMATSECTIONIN the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

HENRYVILLE, IN

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY JUNE 3 /PENWITH)NC (ANDICAP (ANDICAP WITH)NC

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

SUNDAY JUNE 5 WITH)NC 0ICK$RAWFOR BEGINNERNOVICE ropers only "OOKSCLOSEATAM

SATURDAY JUNE 4 'OLD0LUSWITH)NC Century Bonus included WITH)NC WITH)NC

Jr. Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday

4 CASH ONLY

Stalls: Stalls are very limited, but can accommodate horses overnight in the indoor arena and available paddocks on a first come first served basis. No reservations accepted.

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One of the Oldest and Most Traditional USTRC Team Roping Events. Location: 9ANKEETOWN!RENA 73TATE2D (ENRYVILLE ). Directions: Arena located in Henryville, IN, 20 miles north of Louisville, KY. Take ) TOMILEMARKER(ENRYVILLEEXIT 4AKE(WY7EST GOEXACTLYMILES arena is on the right. Producer: Dan Stewart Cattle: JBarS Corrientes Info:$AN3TEWARTOR5342#OFlCE Hotels: 1UALITY)NN 3UPER-OTEL (AMPTON)NN Choice Hotels: Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com 3PECIAL2ATE)$ 

Arena runs on Eastern Standard Time. Extended Average Pay in the ALL Divisions. Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. sTEAM SECOFFINTHE sTEAM SECOFFINTHE

#15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. sTEAM SECOFF sUNDERTEAM SECOFF

#12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. sWITH)NCENTIVE sWITH)NCENTIVE sCAPPEDATAN%LITEWITH)NCENTIVE sCAPPEDATAN%LITEWITH)NCENTIVE Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COWBOY SPORT

EVENT

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

JUNE 3-5, 2011

ROPING

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive: ROPER%NTERTIMES MAXIMUM 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive. 'OLD0LUSMEMBERSYEARSANDOVERONLY4OP!VERAGETEAMSAND Incentive Average teams receive National/$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) ROPER0ICK DRAW ORDRAW STEER0ROGRESSIVEAFTER sTEAM SECOFF sUNDERTEAM SECOFF s.O)NCENTIVE Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

RED ROCK

PRIZES

CLASSIC

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

Presented by USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

4 Trophy Leather Rope Bags

10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 3-5, 2011

GALLUP, NM

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Classic Equine All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/ #8 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper, enter 2 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:30 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

• Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

• Average winners of the #15 & #13

2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the All Girl

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings 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 basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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 Comfort Inn & Suites 505.863.3445 La Quinta 505.722.2233 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

FLORIDA PANHANDLE

PRIZES 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS

• High Money header & heeler of the weekend (specialty ropings excluded)

35 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) •• Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 4-5, 2011

MARIANNA, FL

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 #15 Handicap (w/ #10 Inc.) #13 Handicap Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 (w/ #9 Inc.) #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12:00 noon)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

Location: Jackson County Ag. Center Directions: 3631 Hwy. 90, Marianna, FL 32446. I-10, Exit 20. Producer: JX2 Productions & John Johnson Stalls: Absolutely No Tie-Outs. First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WEST TEXAS

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

CHAMPIONSHIPS

29 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place 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 • Incentive Averge winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 9-12, 2011 THURSDAY, JUNE 9 12 P.M. Open (w/ #15 Inc.) Warm-up Roping #15 Handicap, 4 steer Average, PA1. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2, $120/roper. Enter 2 times for a total of 4 runs #15 Handicap

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 9:00 a.m. #13 Handicap Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SAN ANGELO, TX SATURDAY, JUNE 11 9:00 a.m. #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 9:00 a.m. #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

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 basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WESTERN COLORADO CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

PRIZES 10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

21 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Leather Rope Bags • 3rd place Average winners of the #15 & #13 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 10-12, 2011 GRAND JUNCTION, CO ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 10 Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/ #8 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $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 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds Directions: 2785 Highway 50, Grand Junction, CO. From I-70 westbound take exit 37 to 2nd light (32 Road). Turn left (south) to Hwy 50 and turn right (west) to fairgrounds, south side of Hwy 50. From I-70 eastbound, take exit 26 on Hwy 50 through town to fairgrounds. Producer: Rope the Rockies / Jeff Smith / Ike & Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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 660.425.6343 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn 970.858.1333; Quality Inn 970.245.7200 West Gate Inn 1.800.453.9253; Holiday Inn 970.243-6790 Best Western Grand River Inn & Suites 970.434.3400 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

NORTH ARKANSAS CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

PRIZES 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money roper on Saturday • High Money roper on Sunday May only win one saddle. Specialty ropings excluded.

29 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #11, #10, #9 & All Girl • 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

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Bronc Halters 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) With Membership Purchase Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

Location: Carroll County Fairgrounds Directions: 104 CR401, Berryville, AR. 2 miles north of Berryville at junction of Hwy. 21 & 22. Producer: Rope the Ozarks (Kevin Hall) Cattle: Rope the Ozarks Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior SUNDAY, JUNE 19 to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. All Girl Specialty Roping Event info: Kevin Hall at Rope the Ozarks 417.547.3406 or #10 Handicap. Pick 1, Draw 2 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Draw 3 for $150/roper Hotels: Fairway Motel 870.423.3395 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) Bluebird Motel 479.253.6028 Venue Shamrock Motel 870.423.2489 #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & Change Back novice ropers only (books Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com to Berryville close at 10:30 a.m.) Special Rate ID #00214570

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 17-19, 2011

BERRYVILLE, AR

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

Format Change

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.) #11 USTRC Affiliate & Big Ticket Qualifier Ropers 21 yrs & older only. $150/roper, enter 2x, 80% payback. 4 head progressive after 1

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

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $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 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

IOWA

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

• 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the #15 & #13 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 17-19, 2011 FRIDAY, JUNE 17 9 A.M. Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SIDNEY, IA

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 9 A.M. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 19 9 A.M. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/ #8 Inc.) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

The Sidney, Iowa Rodeo Arena is 339' x 253' with 5' of river sand on a clay base for good footing rain or shine.

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $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 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: Sidney, Iowa Rodeo Grounds Directions: See map Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus to Des Moines 80 OMAHA  representative, Ty Hillman. 29 275  Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or  59 GLENWOOD  275  USTRC office 254.968.0002 SIDNEY Hotels: Super 8 Motel (Nebraska City, NE) 2  ★ Shenandoah 2  712.382.2828 Nebraska City Tarkio 275  Country Inn (Shenandoah, NE) 59  Hamburg 712.246.1550 St. Joseph ●

NEBRASKA

to Lincoln

IOWA

MISSOURI

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

29  to Kansas City

Sidney, Iowa is: 50 miles from Omaha; 150 miles from Des Moines 70 miles from Lincoln; 140 miles from Kansas City

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

For more information visit ustrc.com

1 / MAY 2008

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

NORTH ALABAMA

PRIZES 4 Trophy Martin Saddles • High Money #7 & over roper • High Money #6 roper • High Money #5 roper • High Money #4 & below roper Specialty Ropings excluded

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

Sponsors Fuller Supply Ben Atkinson Motors ALFA Insurance Co. Alabama Rarmers Co-op Kelly Trailer Sales F.R.M. Feeds

35 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average winners of the All Girl 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Minimum of $160,000 at this event With Membership Purchase Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

• Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 18-19, 2011

RAINSVILLE, AL

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Gold Plus #12 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) (w/ #10 Inc.) #15 Handicap Century Bonus included #13 Handicap #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 19 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center Directions: 1571 McCurdy Ave. N, Rainsville, AL 35986 Producer: Ed Allen Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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: Holiday Inn Express 256.997.1020 Ask for roping rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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LASSO

Presented by

PRIZES 6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

DEL NORTE

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 23-26, 2011 THURSDAY, JUNE 23 FRIDAY, JUNE 24 9:00 A.M.. 2:30 P.M. Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 (w/ #13 Inc.) #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

LAS VEGAS, NM SATURDAY, JUNE 25 9:00 A.M. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 9:00 A.M. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Santa Fe Trail Events Center Directions: I-25 to exit 347. East on Frontage/Airport Road. Producer: Kenny and Marsha Zamora Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Kenny or Marsha Zamora 505.425.3850 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western Montezuma Inn 505.426.8000; Comfort Inn 505.425.1100; Days Inn 505.425.1967; El Camino Motel 505.425.5994; El Fidel Motel 505.425.6761; Holiday Inn Express 505.425.8182; Plaza Hotel 505.425.3592; Super 8 Motel 505.425.5288; Regal Motel 505.454.1456; Town House Motel 505.425.6717 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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WINE COUNTRY

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

CLASSIC

23 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 4 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the #15 & #139 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 24-26, 2011 FRIDAY, JUNE 24 1 P.M. Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

PASO ROBLES, CA

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 9 A.M. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 9 A.M. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (with #8 Inc.) 3 Steer Average Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper. Enter 2 times for a maximum of 4 runs. #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

Location: California Mid-State Fairgrounds Directions: 101 Hwy 46 East, exit between 13th & 24th Streets. Producer: USTRC Cattle: Rowly & Cathie Twisselman Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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 Black Oak Motor Lodge 805.238.4740 1135 24th Street. Within walking distance of event. In-room coffee and refrigerator. Ask for USTRC Roper Rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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RED DESERT

PRIZES

CLASSIC

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

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

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $160,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 24-26, 2011 FRIDAY, JUNE 24 1 P.M. Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap

ROCK SPRINGS, WY

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 9 A.M. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 9 A.M. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $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 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Sweetwater County Events Center Directions: Off Elk Street exit. Exit north to Yellowstone Road, left to fairgrounds. Producer: C&C Roping Productions Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Bill Cornia at 435.793.5035 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Motel 8 307.362.8200 La Quinta Inn 307.362.1770 Best Western Outlaw Inn 307.352.4850 Motel 6 307.362.1850 Econo Lodge 307.382.4217

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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OKLAHOMA

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

31 Trophy Gist Buckles

8 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

• 2nd place Average winners of the #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 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags • Average winners of the Open, #15 & #13 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Flex Earnings Awards Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 1-3, 2011

GUTHRIE, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JULY 1 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JULY 2 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JULY 3 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/ #8 Inc.) 3 steer Avg. Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

2 CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 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

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

• Extended Average Pay in All Divisions • Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10 & #9

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Lazy E Arena Directions: Rt. 5, Box 393, Guthrie, OK 73044. On I-35, 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, OK. Exit #151 (Seward Rd.), east approximately 4.5 miles. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations 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: Sleep Inn - Guthrie 405.260.1400, 414 Heather Road. Ask for USTRC (Lazy E) Group Rate. Best Western Territorial Inn 405.282.8831, 23 Territorial Trail.

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 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 the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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2011 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

2011 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 21 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 21 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

2011 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 21 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

2011 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

2011 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 21 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

2011 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 21 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 7, 2010 and ends September 11, 2011. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. For the 2011 season there will be two ways to qualify for the US Open Championships. 1. Top 60 headers and top 60 heelers automatically qualify. Points will be

2. Attend a minimum of 8 sanctioned event Open ropings. Event

awarded in the main Average only according to the following charts.

Sanctioned Open Events 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

attendance starts September 7, 2010 and ends September 11, 2011.

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Next Season

- 10 points - 9 points - 8 points - 7 points - 6 points - 5 points - 4 points - 3 points - 2 points - 1 points

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

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US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

Regional Finals

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

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

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

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

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

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

• 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. • Roper US Open: 6-head; 5 full rounds; Top 20 teams qualify to the short round.

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Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . .142-143, 144

A Cut Above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Roger Peters Livestock Insurers, Inc. . .126

Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .120 Dub Grant Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126, 139

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American Quarter Horse Association . .101 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .23

Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . .124

Used Trailers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Arena Dragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Preifert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . .158

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

Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 H B

USTRC - Grassroots

Hard Eight Pit Bar-B-Que . . . . . . . . . . .77

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Havard Sales Management Co. . . . . . .77

Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

Tommy Lee Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . .159 USTRC - Events:

B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .67 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Cowboy Capital Classic . . . . . . . . . .161

Bayou West Company . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Horse-craft Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

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Florida Panhandle Classic . . . . . . . .170

Big Ticket Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .91, 187

Indiana Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Hy O Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

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

Iowa Championships . . . . . . . . . . . .174

Bob Feist Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Kansas Championships . . . . . . . . . .163

Brazos County Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 I

Ringling Community

Lasso Del Norte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176

Broadstone Equine

Intervet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Broods Maberry, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 J C

Benefit Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Mississippi Championships . . . . . . . .164

Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

North Alabama Championships . . . .175

Rockin' G Cattle Company . . . . . . . . .152

North Arkansas Classic . . . . . . . . . .173

JX2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

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

North Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . .165

Justin Brands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

Ohio Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

CLT Roping Productions . . . . . . . . . . .146 Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .126

Oklahoma Championships . . . . . . . .180

Capri Rodeo Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Red Desert Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 K

Ropings R Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151

Red Rock Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .127

West of the Ozarks Classic . . . . . . . .167

Chris Cox Horsemanship . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Kruse Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 145

West Texas Championships . . . . . . . .171

Cimarron Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . .140

Running P Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Western Colorado Championships . . .172

Circle T Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 L

Windy Ryon

Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 66, 160 L C I Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . .90

Memorial Roping . . . . . . . . . .140, 141

Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 99 L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Computer Software for Team Ropers . .125 Load 'em in the

Wine Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .177 USTRC - Formats 2011 . . . . . . . .181-184 USTRC - Membership

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Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-55

Dark Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Sears Home Improvement . . . . . . . . .109

Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .114 Lone Star Cowboy Church . . . . . . . . .144

Southern Colorado Livestock . . . . . . . .121

Eastern Regional Finals . . . . . . . .56-57

Cowboy Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 124

Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

USTRC - Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

Crossfire Roping Productions . . . . . . . .133

Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

USTRC - Regional Finals

Spalding Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

USTRC - Tour de Moolah . . . . . . . . . . .179

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Sport Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

USTRC - You Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

M & R Roping Productions . . . . . . . . 126

St. Jude Memorial Roping . . . . . . . . . .148

D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

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Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .126

Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .127

Suspension Technology, Inc. . . . . . . . . .115

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WTEC & M 1 Productions . . . . . . . . . .146

National Coin and Bullion . . . . . . . . . .115

3 H Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

James Watson Team Roping . . . . . . . . .138

National Horsemen's Association . . . . .125

TLC Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .117

FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . . .4, 127

Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Fightin 7 Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 National Team Roping League . . .128-131

Texas Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . .126

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Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . .134-135

Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . .53

XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Equibrand/Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 N F

Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . . .51

Flying T Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 O Forty Plus Team Roping Championships . . . . . . . . . .132

Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

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

ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136, 137

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