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USTRC Championship Results

THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS

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Florida Championships

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Just the Way It Is by Ben Clements

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USTRC Announcements

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Gold Plus Report by Lauren Hardman

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Top Tips with Rickey Green

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Champions Profile — Lynn Jarrell & E. J. Thomas

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Horse Health — Deciphering the Feed Tag-Part 2 by Richard G. Godbee & Dr. Bob Coleman

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Just the Way It Is MAY 2014

by Ben Clements

C

harles Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives; it is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” I can well testify that is the one thing my wife and I have learned, especially since the birth of our little girl. We have learned to be adaptable. Mr. Webster defines adaptable as, “the ability to adjust easily to a new environment or different conditions; the ability to modify; someone or something that can be conformed to fit different situations.” One thing is for certain, things will and do change at a moment’s notice and it is a rare thing if we actually have a heads up or a warning of any kind. With a three-year-old our lives can go from laughter to tears and back to laughter in the blink of any eye, and we rarely know what triggered any of it. As I said, the one thing my wife and I have learned in these three short years is to become adaptable. We can adjust to almost anything and any situation. It has certainly made us grow up. As team ropers we have to adapt to whatever happens in the arena. We can practice for days on end and try to mimic the short go round of any given roping, but until we are there and conditions present themselves we cannot really be in the same mindset and situation as being in the actual competition. We have to learn to roll with the flow and adjust accordingly. It is not always the easiest thing to do. We can prepare and work out details, but until the reality unfolds we really don’t know what we face or how we will handle it. I remember one incident where a roper and his partner were the high team coming back to the short round. They had to make a

good solid practice run to win the roping. A long twelve seconds would easily win the roping. As the header nodded for the steer his horse blew out of the barrier and ran off to the end of the arena. Somewhere in the mix his curb strap had broken and he had no control whatsoever of his horse. The team’s shot at winning the Average was destroyed by a small unaccounted for mishap. There was nothing he could do; he didn’t even know there was a problem until it was too late. Did he have to adapt to not placing first? Of course. It was regrettable, but it happened and he and his partner adapted. He could have beat himself up, but instead he was a good sport and took things in stride. Things happen we don’t always count on or prepare for. Situations unfold that make us pause, take another look and go at it from a different angle. It sometimes involves our attitude, how we handle all those unexpected little situations that catch us off guard. If we can adjust to all the changing situations we are faced with, we are doing pretty well. It seems the tighter the spot the more we have to angle our way through it. Sometimes, we have to bend, start over, rewind, forget it and regroup, or just take a deep breath and accept what happens. If we are adaptable and roll with the punches it will take a lot of stress off our minds. Nothing is worth a heart attack or nervous breakdown. When we are backed into a corner we have to either come out fighting or figure another way around the issue. I had a friend who borrowed a heel horse because his horse was crippled. He is an older man and was pretty set in the ways his own horse worked. The horse he borrowed had a lot more action, was more athletic and it was questionable if the pair would fit. My older friend practiced on the borrowed horse for a week before the roping and you could tell he

wasn’t exactly sure if he could make this horse work for him. He made the comment, “I had to change my thinking, the way I rode and the way I roped when I was on this new horse. It was tedious and stressful. Then I realized I was using this horse for a reason. I had to adjust. The horse was older, solid and worked the very same for every steer. The kicker was that he just wasn’t my horse. I can do this I kept telling myself. I can ride this horse and help him win for me.” With that attitude in mind, my friend got back on the borrowed horse with a whole new frame of mind. For one thing, he relaxed and quit trying so hard. Secondly, he honestly made an attempt to get to know the horse better. And last, he quit fighting what the horse was a natural at and just went to rope. Amazingly, the pair got it together and they even placed in some ropings along the way. Again, this is proof that we all have to adjust our mode of operation if things are going to work. If we don’t, it will drive us crazy and the stress will make a mess out of everything. Any of you who have kids know every day is a new day with something that will inevitably change your mindset. It is the same way in the roping arena or in life. There is always going to be something that throws a monkey wrench into our way of thinking or plan of doing something. It is just a given that we have to adjust accordingly to whatever comes around the bend. We have to be flexible, because if we don’t we will break. You cannot do what you need to do if you are broken in pieces because you could not bend or adjust. We grow, we learn and we gain skills and knowledge because we can change, adjust, modify and regroup when the circumstances call for it. When we realize we can be molded and shaped without being broken, we’ve gained a bit of maturity. Suddenly, our pattern and style is indicative of our ability to fluctuate with the ebb and flow and the rise and fall of our situation. With this, we find we are indeed growing and learning and understanding that our level of maturity and knowledge is bound by our adaptability and that, my friends, is just the way it is…..


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Announcements Check your Available (Flex) Earnings online at Member Services. Make sure you are ready for the upcoming Regional Finals, the Midwest Regional Finals in Wichita, Kansas May 29-June 1, 2014. Get your Available Earnings account full and be ready to enter one of the premier events of the year. The Open Division at this event is a 2015 Qualifier for THE AMERICAN. 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 25, 2014 and will run through November 2, 2014. All USTRC members receive Flex Earnings with the purchase of a USTRC Membership. However for the Flex Earnings to become eligible to use members must participate at a USTRC Sanctioned or Affiliate event. Gold Spur members receive $1,000 and Gold Plus members receive $3,000, which can be used at any Regional Finals or the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. Renew your membership today for 2014. Gold Plus Memberships are $300 and Gold Spur Memberships are $110. Call 254-968-0002 today or get online at www.ustrc.com and make your purchase. Only current TRIAD Classification numbers are accepted at World Series events. Current USTRC members may compete at any WS event, and WSTR members may compete at any USTRC Sanctioned or Affiliate events.

USTRC Regional Finals are just around the corner. Check ads on pages 44 - 51 of this issue to find the Regional Finals you want to attend. Ropers make sure you are eligible by participating in a 2014 season USTRC Sanctioned, Affiliate, Regional preliminary divisions prior to the Shoot-Out division you want to enter, or a 2014 WSTR event. Also, go online at www.ustrc.com/member services and check the Available Earnings you have to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out division.

USTRC is excited to announce there will be a minimum of $122,500 added cash to the Regional Finals Gold Plus ropings this year. This means there will be at least $17,500 added to the roper’s pot in the #12 Gold Plus division (with a #10 Incentive) at each of the seven Regional Finals. Last year the results were amazing as the Gold Plus division at all seven of the Regional Finals were the highest paying Gold Plus ropings in the history of those seven events. If you have any questions, contact Gold Plus Representative Lauren Hardman at Lhardman@ustrc.com.

In the March SuperLooper “By the Numbers” column listing the top 2013 season money winners by state, West Virginia was inadvertantly left off. For that we sincerely apologize and list the top money winners here.

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Roper Jarrett McLaughlin Bruce Nichols Beacher Ferrell Gary Parkerhill

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by Lauren Hardman

Hello Ropers!

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t’s finally here! Finally the kick off to the 2014 Regional Finals season is upon us. May is the perfect month to start gearing up for the Finals season, the weather is awesome and we have so many events across the board to get you ready to compete for all the cash and prizes we are giving away. This year we have added a fun new twist to the Regional Finals formats making it a “do not miss” event! Our first stop on our Regional Finals tour is the Midwest Regional Finals in Wichita, Kansas. This is a new Regional this year and we are excited to feature this event at a great facility. The Kansas Star Casino was established in 2012 and it offers more than 1,850 slot

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machines, 50 table games, 13-table poker room and five great new restaurants as well as a fantastic events center to host our roping. It is going to be the perfect atmosphere to spend your holiday weekend! Although, we have added some new changes to the Regional Finals formats, the Gold Plus #12 roping (with #10 Inc.) will stay the same. It will be a pre-entry roping and your entries will need to be in the office by Friday, May 23. Gold Plus members are allowed an extra week to pre-enter via phone, but keep in mind if you miss the May 23 deadline you will have to pay late fees. We will take one rotation of late or incomplete entries at the event but I would recommend pre-entering to avoid late


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Valley of the Sun Championships #10 Gold Plus Specialty Roping

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fees or worse missing out. Especially, since there is a guaranteed minimum of $17,500 added to the Gold Plus roping and all the great prizes and Flex Earnings we have to give away! Last year, all of our regional Gold Plus ropings were at least 85% payback and the #10 Incentive paid like a slot machine so you definitely don’t want to take a chance on missing out! Don’t forget you will be able to draw into the #12 Gold Plus (with a #10 Incentive) as long as you are at least a #3 header or a #4 heeler and you can pre-enter your draw runs. Draw positions for the Midwest Regional Finals will be posted on May 28, 2014 at www.ustrc.com. Your stall reservations will also need to be made by May 23; otherwise they will be first-come, first-served basis. Along with the huge cash purse and all the great prizes we are handing out, we also be awarding a High Point Gold Plus winner of the weekend. This high point Gold Plus roper will win a National Finals of Team Roping prize package that will include: 2 paid NFTR Shoot-Out positions, 2 complimentary NFTR stalls, 1 complimentary GP RV spot and a 2014 NFTR jacket. This is a great prize package to help jump start a great National Finals of Team Roping experience! Let’s saddle up, cinch up and show up because it’s Regional Finals time! Good Luck! — Lauren Hardman

Eastern Nebraska Championships #12 Gold Plus (with #10 Inc.)

Brandon Johnson - Darren Lammers $1,680 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Eastern Nebraska Championships #10 Gold Plus Specialty Roping

Marty Lammers - Roger Hinrichs $3,770 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Oklahoma Winter Classic #12 Gold Plus (with #10 Inc.)

Anna Gregory - John Gregory $3,240 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Oklahoma Winter Classic #10 Gold Plus Specialty Roping

Butch LeMay - Craig Lawson $4,780 in Cash $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Louisiana Championships #12 Gold Plus (with #10 Inc.)

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Tennessee Championships #10 Gold Plus Specialty Roping

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with Rickey Green

Spring On ith spring finally here after the longest winter in history, let’s get ready to rope some. I know everybody didn’t get to go to Arizona for the winter. I have had several schools in the South and Northeast so far this year, and the horses were fresh. Some of them looked pretty rough after this winter. Everybody be sure to worm your horses this spring, and get them on some good feed if they lost some weight this winter. I see lots of ropers who think their horse is fat after the winter, but he just has a hay belly. You might try getting your horse off the round bale and get some square bales so you can regulate his hay. Then put him on some Equine Senior and Purina’s new feed supplement, Supersport, which is an amino acid supplement. I just put a new horse on it and in two weeks he had remarkable filling in his hips and top line. Also, his ribs are really filled. You need to have an eye for this, because horses can lose muscle over the winter when they burn up the fat to stay warm. Well, let’s get to roping. Hopefully you have your horse in some kind of shape before you start running steers. Don’t forget there are many drills you can do with your Hot Heels that will help tune you up and get your horse back in shape. Here are some things to keep in mind when you start back to the jackpots this spring. How hard are the cattle going to run, and will they be roping fresh cattle at the roping you will be going to? A big mistake you can make is to be roping your machine and old steers, then when you go to the roping they are roping fresh steers and you’re not ready. Those fresh steers make you feel like you’re in that nightmare when you’re being chased, but you’re in slow motion and can’t move. To get you and your horse in the groove for faster cattle, I highly recommend either going to a friend’s house who

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has some fresh cattle, speed your roping machine up considerably, or go to a roping that the fees are low. Headers, remember if you set these fresher steers too much, you’re going to kill them in the hole and run your heeler over them. Or they will switch too hard and run behind you. When you stick it on one, keep your horse moving forward. As you rope, pull your slack and dally. Don’t let your horse back off too much and go into a set as you pull your slack. Keep the head horse moving forward as you dally. Let the steer hit the end of the rope and squeeze forward enough to slow him and keep his feet under him, instead of the big switch. When you let fresh steers drag you forward a little, that lets the heeler have a reading on the steer in the corner. It sets up the timing and keeps the steer hopping through the corner instead of stopping the hops and starting the timing all over. Heelers, in the spring on fresh steers you need to stay a little wider than usual and try to roll into the corner, keeping forward motion. If you get to the corner too early and have to pull up and rate, now you’re in a mess. Fresh cattle are probably going to take off, making you have to rope your tail off. Your dally is mighty dangerous with you sitting dead in the water, and the steer leaving. If you hit the corner with some forward momentum, you can rope the steer and squeeze your horse forward so everything isn’t happening too fast. I went to Ryan Motes’ roping the other day on my young horse. It was his fourth roping and he worked great on the fresh cattle as long as I hit the corner correctly. On the first three, it seemed easy, then I got careless. I got to the turn too early and had to pull. As the steer shot away, I roped him and then lost him going to the horn. If you get too tight as you get to the corner too early, its hard to rope fresh cattle. Well, at least I know that Turtle and Dakota had a nice dinner on my entry fees. Be blessed and have a good spring. Your Friend,

Rickey Green Micah 6:8


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Champions Profile And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

#11 Shoot-Out 2013 USTRC National Champions

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ou raise seven girls and you get used to the odds being stacked against you,” commented Oklahoma cowboy Lynn Jarrell. “I’ve been married fifty-two years and I’ve been outnumbered most of my life but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” One could say Jarrell is used to facing the impossible and turning it around in his favor. He’s learned a lot in his seventy-one years. When Jarrell paired with partner, E.J. Thomas, he was pretty sure the impossible just might happen. The pair had only been roping together about three weeks but when it was all said and done it proved to be a coupling that would assure miracles still happen and dreams do come true. Thirty teams came back to rope in the short go round of the #11 Shoot-Out at the 2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. “From beginning to end this was a very tough competitive roping,” Thomas said. “I just wanted a good run in the short go round with the possibility of a good check. We never even planned on being the high call back team but it was a good place to be. We had already got our money back so I was satisfied.” With $109,500 for first place and Martin Championship Trophy saddles, plus Gist Championship buckles, Tony Lama Ostrich boots and Western Horseman collector’s prints the prize line would make any roper’s mouth water. No one in their right mind would let this one slide by without hitting another gear and going for broke. Jarrell was basking and soaking up every single moment. He had been seven years recovering from hip surgery and had not 20 / MAY 2014

Lynn Jarrell and E. J. Thomas been on a horse in all that time. When he was healed and able to ride again he made a commitment to make his nine-yearold horse the best horse he had ever had. The horse was up to the task and Jarrell couldn’t have a better partner than his horse and partner E. J. Thomas. Being the high team back going into the short go round was reward enough for a long, long journey to success. The pair knew they needed to be a short nine to take the win in the Average. Young guns, Stran Morris and Clay Casper had come into the roping and changed the leader board when they took the lead in the Average with a time of 33.56 on four head of steers. They had come to the gunfight loaded and they were not leaving empty handed. However, Jarrell and Thomas had maintained their focus, made a commitment and were not going down without a fight. It had been a long haul and they were not giving it up or making it easy. They wanted the win and they wanted it bad.


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“I wanted to concentrate on catching both hind feet,” Thomas elaborated. This was my last roping of the week and I wanted it bad. I wanted to give it all I had. I wanted the last steer to count and I know Lynn wanted it as bad as I did.” Jarrell did want the win but he wanted to remember it was riding, roping and have a good time that mattered, “You tend to appreciate it and enjoy it a lot more if you can make it a good time. I was just blessed to have made it this far and to have come back with so much impossibility staring me in the face. I wasn’t worried about how things were going to turn out. I was just glad to be there. I was just glad I could ride and rope.” As the pair rode into the box for their final steer the music was loud, the crowd intense and you could feel the pressure building. It didn’t matter to Jarrell. He had a good horse, a good heeler and anything beyond this point was a total blessing.

When the flagger dropped the flag on the pair a 9.55 was visible on the clock. All of the cash and the prize line was suddenly theirs, and both of them would take home their first USTRC National Finals Trophy saddle. “I’m going to ride this one,” Thomas said with excitement in his voice. “It is the one I want to show off.” Paired together, Jarrell and Thomas make quite a duo. They both realize how fortunate they are and they both know things have an odd way of coming together that no one understands. Miracles and dreams tend to be where you find them. When it was all said and two men set out on a life-changing mission both found they wanted the same things and both set out to make their dreams come true. When the dust cleared and the music stopped AND THEN THERE WAS ONE, Lynn Jarrell and E.J. Thomas were the United States Champions of the #11 Shoot-Out at the 2013 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 21


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DECIPHERING THE FEED TAG PART 2

Richard G. Godbee, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAS-Nutrition Dr. Bob Coleman, University of Kentucky

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS The amount of specific nutrients is provided in the guaranteed analysis. The information provided here when combined with the nutrients supplied by the forage the horse receives will meet the nutritional requirements. Although there are some minor state variations, most states require feed manufacturers to provide the minimum amount of crude protein and crude fat, and the maximum amount of crude fiber expressed as a percentage (%). If the product is supplying specific minerals and additional Vitamin A, these must also be on the tag. If the feed or supplement supplies a significant amount of other nutrients, e.g. manganese, then that nutrient must also be in the guarantee. Companies have the ability to include other nutrients on the feed tag as well, although they are not required.

CRUDE PROTEIN

The crude protein of a feed or supplement is expressed as a minimum percentage. This is because protein feedstuffs are usually one of the more expensive ingredients in the mix. It is not economical to add more protein that is stated on the tag. Crude protein is a method of expressing the nitrogen content of the feed. It should not be interpreted as an indication about protein quality. Protein quality is determined by the amino acid composition of the feedstuffs. Adding amino acids to a feed may improve the biological or feeding value of the feed. For example, a feed containing 16% crude protein with 22 / MAY 2014

added lysine may be equal to a 17% crude protein feed in quality. The lysine content is actually as important as the percent crude protein in young horses. Growth will be compromised in young horses receiving a diet deficient in lysine, even when the crude protein and other amino acids are adequate. The lysine requirement for weanlings is 0.65%. Often too much importance is placed on the level of crude protein in the product. Many times the level of crude protein is confused with the amount of energy the feed contains. Sometimes the feed is purchased on the amount of crude protein with little attention paid to the other nutrients. Purchase feeds with a crude protein content that is designed for the class(es) of horse(s) being fed. All horses require a minimum amount of protein per day for maintenance, growth, and production. This amount is comprised of protein from all of the feedstuffs the horse eats, roughage, grain, and or supplements. To determine the amount of protein provided by each feed eaten, multiply the percent crude protein by the amount (pounds) eaten. For example, a horse consuming 5 pounds of a 12% crude protein feed would receive 0.6 pounds of protein (5 lb X 12/100 = 0.6 lb). This same horse eating an additional 15 pounds of hay containing 10% crude protein would

receive another 1.5 pound of protein (15 lb X 10/100 = 1.5 lb) for a total intake of 2.1 pounds of protein. Most commercial feeds contain from 10% to 16% crude protein. The higher protein feeds are usually designed for young horses and broodmares in late gestation or early lactation. They may also be required for other classes of horses receiving low protein forage. Feeds containing 12% to 14% crude protein are designed for performance horses and a 10% to 11% feed for mature horses doing little work. It is of interest to note, exercise does not increase the percentage of crude protein the horse requires. Work requires additional energy which in turn requires more feed. An illustration of this is a horse that receives three (3) pounds of a 12% crude protein feed and is doing light to moderate work. If this horse is then required to do more work, heavy work for example, he might need six (6) pounds of the same feed to meet his increased energy demands. At three (3) pounds he received 0.36 lb of crude protein (3 lb X 12/100 = 0.36 lb). Increasing feed intake increased the horse’s protein intake to 0.72 lb (6 lb X 12/100 = 0.72 lb) or double the protein intake. Note the percentage of protein in the feed remained the same. Most of the premium performance feeds, i.e. high energy feeds, require slightly more protein because of the higher energy


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Table 2. Feed Lite Low Carbohydrate High Energy Feed

density and lower intakes density require lower intakes to provide the needed calories for work.

CRUDE FAT

Nursing Foals Weanlings Yearlings

0.2 - 0.4 lb. 0.4 - 0.8 lb. 0.7 - 0.9 lb.

Mares in Late Pregnancy Mares in Early Lactation

0.4 - 0.8 lb. 0.9 - 1.4 lb.

*May be altered to meet individual needs. Note: A three pound coffee can of holds approximately 4.1 pounds of Feed Performance. Feed the recommended amounts of Feed Lite in equal amounts in two or more regular feedings per day. Feed program changes should be made over a 10 to 14 day period by blending Feed Lite with your current feed. In addition, feed 1 to 2 lb. of good quality roughage (hay or equivalent pasture) per 100 lb. of body weight. Always provide free choice fresh clean water. CAUTION Feed according to label directions. Store feed in a dry, well ventilated area protected from rodents and insects. Do not feed moldy or insect infested feed as it can cause illness or death. DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP-contains added copper. MANUFACTURED FOR A Feed Company P.O. Box 1234, Anywhere, USA 555-123-4567

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The crude fat content is also expressed as a percentage and the minimum amount is required on the tag. This amount includes any fat or oil that may occur naturally in the feedstuffs along with any added fat or oil. The primary difference between a fat and oil is fats are solid at room temperature and oils are liquid. Fats are usually saturated and oils unsaturated. There are some nutritional differences between the two, but the energy content is equal. The crude fat content is a good indicator of the feed’s energy content. As a general rule, fat contains 2.25 times the energy content per pound as carbohydrates or proteins. Fat not only contains more energy per unit, it is a much safer way to increase the energy the horse receives. Unlike carbohydrates, fat does not increase the chance of grain overload founder. Because of the energy density of a fat, the higher the fat content, the more energy (calories) provided per pound of feed. The higher the energy content, the fewer pounds of feed (concentrate) required to meet the energy requirement. Most carbohydrate based feeds, without added fat, contain 2% to 4% crude fat. Some of the premium horse feeds currently marketed contain from 6% to 10% crude fat (Table 2). There are a few extruded feeds containing 14% to 22% crude fat. Some of the super premium feeds and supplements will list the amount of omega-three and omegasix fatty acids. While this information is not required, knowing it may be beneficial to the horse owner.

FEED LITE IS A HIGH ENERGY, LOW CARBOHYDRATE FEED DESIGNED FOR GROWING HORSES, MARES IN THE LAST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY, AND MARES IN EARLY LACTATION GUARANTEED ANALYSIS Crude Protein, minimum................................................................................................16.0% Crude Fat, minimum......................................................................................................10.5% Crude Fiber, minimum ..................................................................................................15.0% Calcium, minimum ..........................................................................................................1.0% Calcium, maximum ........................................................................................................1.2% Phosphorus, minimum ....................................................................................................0.9% Copper, minimum ........................................................................................................60 ppm Selenium, minimum ....................................................................................................0.3 ppm Zinc minimum ..........................................................................................................100 ppm Vitamin A, minimum................................................................................................3000 IU/lb Vitamin E, minimum..................................................................................................300 IU/lb Omega-3 Fatty Acid, minimum ......................................................................................1.30% Omega-6 Fatty Acid, minimum ......................................................................................3.60% INGREDIENTS Rice Bran, Dehulled Solvent Extracted Soybean Meal, Soybean Seed Coats (Soybean Hulls), Oats, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Beet Sugar Pulp Dehydrated, Alfalfa Meal Dehydrated, Corn Distillers Grains with Solubles Dehydrated, Ground Flax Seed, Soybean Oil,, Mono-Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Yeast Culture Dehydrated, , Sodium Chloride, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, , Vitamin D3 Supplement, dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Soy Lecithin, Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Lysine Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Zinc Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Supplement, L-Ascorbyl Phosphates (Vitamin C), Biotin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Iron Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Sulfate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (a preservative). FEEDING DIRECTIONS Feed Lite is a nutritionally balanced, vitamin and mineral enriched high energy-low carbohydrate feed formulated to supply the essential nutrients for growing horses, mares in late pregnancy, and lactating mares when fed correctly. Daily Feeding Amounts* of Feed Lite per 100 lb. of Body Weight.

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Table 3. Collective Feed Terms by Ingredient Group (examples)

CRUDE FIBER: The crude fiber content of a feed can be an excellent indicator of the feed’s energy content. On a per unit basis, fiber provides much less energy than grains or protein feedstuffs. At least most traditional fiber sources, such as hays, contain less energy. For most feeds, the higher the fiber content, the lower the energy density. Research conducted over the past few years has shown this is not the case for certain types of fiber. For example, soybean hulls have been shown to contain as much digestible energy as oats. This type of fiber is referred to as “soluble” fiber. Other good sources of soluble fiber include sugar beet pulp and alfalfa leaf meal. Referring to the ingredient list will assist in determining the fiber sources in the feed. Because of the energy of these soluble fibers, gauging the energy content of a feed based on the crude fiber level is not as accurate as in the past. In order to adequately gauge the energy content examine the fat content, fiber content and the source(s) of the fiber. Fiber is important in the ration, whether it is derived from the concentrate or roughage. Fiber helps maintain the gastrointestinal tract health and keep it functioning correctly. Complete feeds should contain at least eighteen percent (18%) crude fiber.

CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS:

The amount of calcium in a feed is presented as a minimum and maximum. This is because 1) calcium is vital in proper bone formation and 2) calcium is a relatively inexpensive ingredient. Most products will tend to contain the maximum quantity of calcium. Phosphorus, on the other hand, is a very expensive ingredient. Like calcium, phosphorus is involved in proper bone formation and also in many metabolic pathways. Calcium 24 / MAY 2014

content will usually exceed phosphorus. Feeds that contain relatively high energy content will usually have greater than one percent (1%) calcium and almost an equal amount of phosphorus. This is due to the lower intake of the feed required to meet the horse’s energy requirements.

COPPER, ZINC, AND SELENIUM:

The amount of copper, zinc, and selenium is expressed as a minimum and unlike the nutrients given above; the amount is presented as part per million (ppm) or milligram per kilogram (mg/kg). To determine the amount of these minerals on a per pound basis divide by 2.204. Copper and zinc are important in bone formation and various other metabolic pathways, e.g. energy utilization. Selenium is vital to the proper function of the immune system, as an antioxidant, and in reproduction.

Grain Products: Barley, Corn, Oats, Wheat, Rice, Grain Sorghum Animal Protein Products: Fish Meal, Dried Whole Milk, Casein, Hydrolyzed Poultry Feathers Plant Protein Products: Soybean Meal, Cottonseed Meal, Linseed Meal, Canola Meal Processed Grain By-Products: Brewers Dried Grains, Distillers Dried Grains, Wheat Middlings, Rice Bran Forage Products: Alfalfa Meal (dehydrated or sun-cured), Grass Hay (specie name included) Roughage Products: Soybean Hulls, Dried Beet Pulp, Ground Almond Hulls, Rice Hulls, Oat Hulls Molasses Products: Beet Molasses, Cane Molasses, Starch Molasses Source: AAFCO, 2012.

VITAMIN A:

If there is added vitamin A in the feed it must be stated on the label. Vitamin A is expressed as International Units (IU) per pound or per kilogram and is important in reproduction among other physiological processes.

INGREDIENT LIST:

Crude protein, crude fat and crude fiber are required on all horse feed and most supplements labels. If specific sources of copper, zinc, selenium, and vitamin A are added to the product, they are required on the label. In general, if the product is a significant source of a specific nutrient then that nutrient must be on the tag. In addition to the required nutrients, some manufacturers add additional nutrient level guarantees. These may include; lysine, specific fatty acids, other

All feeds and supplements are required to list the ingredients used in the product. These are usually listed in descending order, from the greatest amount to the least. The manufacturer has the option to list ingredients as individual and specific feedstuffs, e.g. oats, or as part of a collective feed name, e.g. grain products. Collective labeling (Table 3) is often used in feeds when they are developed as a least-cost formulation. While this insures the nutrient guarantees are met, the ingredients used may change depending on cost. Least cost

OTHER GUARANTEES:

minerals, other vitamins, and others, e.g. glucosamine. These guarantees may be in percent, IU’s, grams or milligrams per unit weight or per daily feeding.


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formulation uses the lease expensive ingredients to meet the guarantees. This can change the true amount of a nutrient available because of digestibility differences and may also change the acceptability of the feed because of odor or flavor differences.

USE DIRECTIONS:

Each feed label is required to give correct feeding directions for the product. If more than one class of horse is affected, directions for each class must be included. These directions M usually include the pounds of feed and hay to be fed on a daily basis. Other feeding tips may also be included in this section.

CAUTIONS OR WARNINGS: Each label will also include any warnings you need to know to use the feed properly. This usually includes storage of the product. If an added nutrient could cause problems with another class of horses or animal species it is also listed here.

MANUFACTURER’S NAME AND ADDRESS:

The manufacturer of the product is required to provide contact information weight (quantity) BUILTand BY net CR VSA I of the product.

SUMMARY:

Knowing the basics of a feed tag and

the type of horse(s) being fed are very important for the nutritional well being of the animal and the purchaser’s pocketbook. Although each state may require slight variations CRX’D in label requirements, the basic information will remain the same. A little homework will pay large dividends at the feed store counter. n

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Caring For and Training Your Practice Cattle

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by Erin Siegal Reich of FSR Cattle Company LLC icture yourself backing in the box, you call for your steer, your horse scores great, your steer breaks hard and much to your amazement, there is a flank strap cinched around the roping steer’s flank as he leaves the chute in a gait that is a cross between a sheep in the mutton busting and a cull from the bucking string of the PBR. As ridiculous as this sounds, it could very well have been the scene in the roping arena of one desperate team roper that was told to put a flank strap on his practice cattle that had begun to drag. He was told that his dragging cattle would “hop on off” because of the flank strap! You say this is ridiculous? Yes, it is indeed. However, it is a true story and the fact is that numerous gimmicks, tricks, and various devices have been created to “cure” problematic practice cattle. While several methods and devices have proven to be helpful in freshening

up soured roping cattle, it proves to be far more advantageous to remember that your practice cattle are athletes much like your rope horse and the training and care they receive will prove to essential to their longevity as a useful steer in your practice pen. Every team roper has his or her idea of what proper care for a roping steer should be. It is essential that roping cattle get food and water. However, proper care does not end with nutrition and nourishment. Let’s start with some other basic essentials in providing your roping cattle with proper care. Firstly, cattle need to be de-wormed. Keeping your cattle free of worms will assure that your cattle retain the nutrients from the feed that you provide them with. As a result, their energy levels will remain higher, and in turn the cattle will run better and work longer. Roping cattle also need shade from the sun and shelter from the rain and elements. This sounds obvious, but so many times roping cattle can be found penned behind a roping arena with no shelter to be found. This may be a convenient and inexpensive way to house your cattle, but it is certainly not conducive to keeping your cattle working well month after month. Another fundamental care practice is to always use horn wraps on your practice cattle. Cattle that are roped without the use of horn wraps quickly develop sore heads. Sore heads in turn create cattle that throw head tricks and become draggers. Putting on horn wraps also entails the removal of the wraps after every practice session. Yes, this does require extra effort and time, but it is an important factor in keeping your cattle longer. Just as roping cattle without


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horn wraps creates a sore head on roping cattle, so does leaving the wraps on your cattle day after day. Horn wraps that are left on cattle, create moisture at the base of their horns and create rub marks and sores on their heads and ears. These items are sure to ruin a good steer very quickly as a sore head is one of several reasons that cattle begin to drag and concoct head tricks. With healthy, well cared for and well fed cattle run up into the roping lane, we have created a great start to keeping roping cattle working well and lasting longer. However, it does not end here. As with the rope horse, it is imperative to implement good cattle training practices into our practice roping sessions. Many of these practices are simple and easy to implement and may not seem like training at all. However, it is creating an environment that keeps your cattle working well and lasting longer. For instance, have some rules for dallying. Some ropers do not allow dallying on their practice cattle. However, it is no secret that the roper must work on

dallying skills, just as his or her catching skills. So, allow your heelers to dally on your cattle. However, have rules such as not dallying on a one leg catch, or having your header un-dally before the heeler comes tight to allow the steer to come tight on his own weight. Another idea to keep in mind is allowing the catch pen or stripping chute to be a place for reward or reprieve for your practice cattle just as you try to keep the roping box a “safe” place for your rope horse. By keeping the stripping chute and catch pen your cattle’s “safe place”, they will be more apt to run straight to it and do it quickly. There are several ways to accomplish this. Firstly, do not allow your friends and ropers to take their ropes off in the arena after they rope. This allows cattle to quit once they are caught which often is the precursor to cattle that drag. Instead, insist that they follow their cattle out of the arena and remove their rope in the stripping chute. This reinforces the idea that the end of the arena is where your cattle run to and want to be. Another method is implementing another policy for roping in your arena. That policy is simple. If the heeler has not caught the steer by the time the header and steer have reached the left fence, he does not throw and the header turns loose of the steer. All too often, headers are seen dragging their steer across the pen and then back up towards the roping box. This is a recipe for creating a dragging steer. By turning the steer yet again to head towards the roping box, your cattle will learn to drag as they are being pulled the very opposite direction from where they want to go. Finally, score your cattle out a ways. This accomplishes a multitude of things for the roper, the rope horse and the roping cattle. By allowing your practice cattle a head start, you the roper are creating good scoring practices for yourself, your rope horse(s) and in turn allowing your cattle a head start that gives them incentive to run as they have a way to escape. All too often, headers in a practice pen environment are seen breaking from the box right as their steer leaves the chute. Sure this can make a header feel like he has turned a steer to be 4 flat, however, he is not practicing skills that will allow him to win in a competition setting with a barrier and he is furthermore creating the perfect environment for the practice cattle to set up and stop before being roped. It has become common knowledge that the supply of roping cattle has become more and more scarce. As an immediate consequence, roping cattle have become more difficult to find and more expensive to buy. Hand in hand with this fact comes the need to keep roping cattle working longer and lasting longer. By implementing these simple rules and practices in your roping arena, you will increase the longevity of your roping cattle and not leave you grasping for ideas and gimmicks to get your cattle out of problematic habits. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 27


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Sherwood & Summers Rope $265,800 at George Strait Team Roping Classic Country music legend and GSTRC producer George Strait welcomes the top 50 teams and a sellout crowd to Saturday’s finals.

Story and photos by Doreen Shumpert

As Country Music Hall-of-Famer George Strait travels the country one last time for “The Cowboy Rides Away” Tour, he isn’t the only cowboy riding away happy; header Matt Sherwood and heeler Clint Summers just rode away from the George Strait Team Roping Classic (GSTRC) with $132,900 each, plus $1,500 round money, Bruton Easy-Pull trailers, brand new, autographed and otherwise tricked out Chevrolet dually trucks, golf clubs, rope bags, jackets, buckles and more. Yet again, the GSTRC smashed records, including its own. Held at the San Antonio Rose Palace in Boerne, Texas, March 14-15, 697 teams competed for over $1 million in cash and prizes. Using a 10 rotation format on Friday, the fastest 50 teams on two head advance to 28 / MAY 2014

Saturday’s finals, which is three rounds non-progressive. Although there is round money up for grabs, generally things start out a bit more conservative as ropers are trying to stay in that average to really gun for the big bucks and trucks. The final round shoot-out is always a nail-biter, with a miniscule amount of time separating the top teams. This year was no different, with 0.13 separating Sherwood and Summers (16.79 on three head) from 2009 PRCA world champion header Nick Sartain and 8-time world champion heeler Rich Skelton (16.92 on three). Sherwood and Summers were fourth high-call, and stretched their last steer in 5.41 seconds. Having done their part, the nervous anticipation and wait was on as the top three call back teams took a run at the huge cache. “The next team missed, then I thought Nick and Rich moved us,” Sherwood said, “but they The GSTRC, for 32 years and counting, is a family tradition. were like 5.6 and we go Tamara, Bubba (George Jr.), George III (Harvey), George and into second guaranteed. Norma Strait. Then the last team, Ty [Blasingame], a good friend of mine, lost his rope. In about two minutes, we went from fourth to winning,” Sherwood continued. “I remember thinking, ‘we just won this ropin’!’, and it was hard to control the tears and happiness,” he said. Summers agreed whole-heartedly; in fact the entire thing is still pretty much a blur. “Matt doesn’t take much time in the box, usually about the time I turn around he nods,” Summers laughed. “All I remember is that last run felt like it took forever, but at the same time like it went super fast. I almost don’t remember it, it was a really different feeling I can’t explain,” he said. “When I realized we won, I just remember thinking all these years paid off.” Speaking of paying off, it was high time something did for Sherwood. Certainly no stranger to winning, with two PRCA world titles to his credit and a lot of other accolades, he shared that’s it’s been a real dry spell lately as far as roping’s concerned.


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Heeler Clint Summers (left) and header Matt Sherwood (second from right) roped and stretched their final steer in 5.41—ultimately good for the victory and a split of $265,800 trucks, trailers, round money and a host of other prizes.

“The last two and a half years were the worst experience of my life,” he said. “I just wasn’t roping good enough.” He had taken some time off, sold everything but one horse, and his truck was up to 190,000 miles. However, things started turning in mid February of this year, when he won the Cervi Roping down in Case Grande, Ariz., which was a big confidence booster. So, he entered the GSTRC for about the 16th time, and roped with Buddy Hawkins, Bucky Campbell and of course Clint Summers, who he had roped with this past winter. Meanwhile, Summers, a true young gun who just joined the PRCA in 2012 has some rodeo wins to his credit, but was still after the “big catch”. However, he was already a GSTRC veteran also, having roped there for the first time at the ripe old age of 16 (winning second in the round with Kaleb Driggers). This year, he roped with Tate Kirchenschlager, Kyle Lawrence and Matt Sherwood. Although they each made some good, and not so good, runs with their other partners, things really clicked with the Sherwood/Summers combination; they were just getting warmed up Friday when they won fast time overall (4.54), good for $1,500 and some trophy buckles. Additionally, they qualified in the rotations to make it back to Saturday’s finals. With the rotation format, strategy is important. “You have to be aggressive, because they only take the top five on two head per rotation. You may see a 13 (second run) make it back, where an 11.6 won’t; the rotation format really changed things. It makes you want to force being fast when you don’t need to be, and you see guys rope really good who don’t make it back,” he continued. “So my strategy was to score good, because these steers didn’t start really good, and then be aggressive without overdoing it.” Likewise, Summers said it’s tough; staying focused was key. “You may rope in the second rotation, then not until the

eighth rotation, so there’s lots of time in between to try to keep focused. It’s a big deal,” he continued. “I just tried to keep my mind on ropin’, and watch the steers to see if they were getting better or worse, just to see what I needed to do.” Their approach paid off—literally. They each ended up winning the biggest roping of their lives, and still can’t honestly believe it. “Saturday it became really mental how to play it, you think how you may never be in this situation again and think maybe I should really go at him and force it,” Sherwood said. “But when I rode in the box several guys told me our steer was the best in there; he wasn’t slow but he wouldn’t outrun you either. He was a dandy. I just made sure I scored and got out and he loped out there. It was such a good short round steer.” Sherwood also felt the cattle played a big role in the outcome—which isn’t uncommon. “We were a long 16 (seconds) on three, and in previous years 14s or 15s (second runs) have won it,” Sherwood said. “We were fortunate to win with the longer time. The steers didn’t start or handle real well, they were really fresh. Some of the best guys in the world didn’t make it back, and I think the tougher cattle contributed to the easier times making it back,” he added. Good horsepower is always essential, and both champs were aboard horses they trained themselves and have owned since they were two-year-old colts or younger. In fact, “Nick”, Sherwood’s 20-year-old sorrel gelding (a Three Bars/Leo bred) has been with him since he was 18 months, and is the only one Sherwood has refused to sell for a reason.

Reserve champs, header Nick Sartain (left) and heeler Rich Skelton split a substantial payday of $106,320 plus custom Twister saddles. First and second place were separated by a mere 0.13 of a second

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Champion heeler Clint Summers takes a look at his tricked out Chevrolet dually truck.

“He’s such a good horse, he’ll work in any setup, he scores, he’s soft in the corner which is perfect because these steers handled tough. Then we roped right afterwards at Houston in opposite conditions and he did great there too,” he added. Summers rode his 10-year-old buckskin gelding “Bucky” (Peppy San Badger/Cal Bar bred) who is also an ace in any circumstance. Summers got Bucky when he was a 2-year-old, after going to try another finished horse. “Baby” Bucky was tied to the rail, but ever since he was a kid, Summers wanted a buckskin. Although his dad

2014 GSTRC Results/Average 1. Matt Sherwood/Clint Summers, 16.79 (3 head), $265,800/$132,900 (per man, + rigs/prizes) 2. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 16.92, $106,320/$53,160 (+ saddles) 3. Arky Rogers/Wade Clayton, 17.15, $73,100/$36,550 4. Manny Eguisquiza/Shawn Harris, 17.23, $66,450/$33,225 5. Anthony Lucia/Wesley Johnson, 18.17, $53,160/$26,580 6. Cory Clark/Ben Gambrell, 18.23, $39,870/$19,935 7. Rance Gantt/Kyle Lawrence, 18.54, $33,220/$16,610 8. Bull Austin/Corey Hendrick, 18.90, $26,580/$13,290 Saturday’s top 50 teams also received jackets, courtesy Wrangler and Justin. Friday Fast Time Overall 1. Matt Sherwood/Clint Summers, 4.54, Buckles Friday Fast Time on 2 1. Arky Rogers/Chase Tryan, 9.96, Buckles Friday Go Rounds/10 rotations (approximately 50 teams per rotation) Fast Time Winners ($ amount is per roper) Rotation 1 1. Derrick Begay/Kory Koontz, 4.92, $1,500 2. Tyler Waters/Richard Durham, 4.95, $1,000 Rotation 2 1. Derrick Begay/Cory Petska, 4.76, $1,500 2. Billy Bob Brown/Wesley Moss, 4.78, $1,000 Rotation 3 1. Joe Norell/Seth Jones, 4.82, $1,500 2. Kaleb Driggers/Patrick Smith, 4.91, $1,000 Rotation 4 1. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 4.71, $1,500 2. Cory Kidd/Brad Culpepper, 4.81, $1,000 Rotation 5 1. Matt Sherwood/Clint Summers, 4.54, $1,500 2. Cody Kohleffel/Logan Medlin, 4.61, $1,000 30 / MAY 2014

Rotation 6 1. Bo Litton/Dwain Rollins, 5.34, $1,500 2. Scooter Nolen/Wesley Johnson, 5.35, $1,000 Rotation 7 1. Scooter Nolen/Tim Ross, 5.01, $1,500 2. Calvin Brevik/Cole Jackson, 5.15, $1,000 Rotation 8 1. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 4.61, $1,500 2. Erich Rogers/Brady Minor, 4.87, $1,000 Rotation 9 1. Justin Yost/Jory Levy, 4.76, $1,500 2. Dylan Gordan/Douglas Rich, 5.17, $1,000 Rotation 10 1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 5.09, $1,500 2. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 5.33, $1,000 Saturday Top 50 Teams: Rotation 1 Manny Egusquiza / Jonathon Torres, 10.33 Ty Blasingame / Dakota Kirchenschlager, 10.57 Derrick Begay / Kory Koontz, 10.59 Matt Sherwood / Bucky Campbell, 11.29 Kelsey Parchman / Shawn Harris, 11.51 Rotation 2 Derrick Begay / Cory Petska, 10.18 Clay Smith / Will Woodfin, 10.7 Manny Egusquiza / Shawn Harris, 10.72 Arky Rogers / Wade Clayton, 11.19 Kelly Barker / Larry Hammons, 11.76 Rotation 3 Tyler Waters / Travis Woodard, 10.1 Ty Blasingame / Cody Hintz, 10.34 Ty Trammell / Tel Trammell, 11.09 JB James / Matt Zancanella, 11.36 Troy Shelley / Clay Snure, 11.77 Rotation 4 Cory Kidd / Brad Culpepper, 10 Coleman Proctor / Jake Long, 10.3 Rance Gantt / Kyle Lawrence, 10.89 Charly Crawford / Will Woodfin, 11.14 Colby Lovell / Martin Lucero, 11.49

Rotation 5 Arky Rogers / Chase Tryan, 9.96 Matt Sherwood / Clint Summers, 10.15 JD Yates / Nick Sarchett, 11.3 Nick Sartain / Rich Skelton, 11.61 Luke Brown / Kollin Von Ahn, 11.61 Rotation 6 Garrett Tonozzi / Russell Cardoza, 11.06 Cody Snow / Dugan Kelly, 11.3 Cody Reed / Cody Andrews, 11.74 Colt Braden / Tyler Hutchins, 11.89 Clint Peverly / Sawyer Barham, 12.54 Rotation 7 Anthony Lucia / Wesley Johnson, 12.2 Gable Hildebrand / Tyler Hutchins, 12.21 Bubba Buckaloo / Cody Doescher, 12.26 Tee Woolman / Brandon Bates, 12.38 Casey Hicks / Jake Pianalto, 13.13 Rotation 8 Arky Rogers / Travis Woodard, 11.34 Blake Fontenot / JD McGuire, 12.1 Chad Masters / Travis Graves, 12.64 Jack Fisher / Tom Bill Johnson, 13.28 Tyler Boston / Justin Watts, 13.55 Rotation 9 Dylan Gordan / Douglas Rich, 10.61 Aaron Tsinigine / Clay Cooper, 11.53 Cory Clark / Ben Gambrell, 11.74 Bull Austin / Corey Hendrick, 11.89 Pake Stamper / Chad Evans, 12.06 Rotation 10 Luke Brown / Patick Smith, 11.62 Riley Minor / Brady Minor, 12.05 Chad Masters / Clay Cooper, 12.11 Phillip McCoy / Justin Fox, 12.58 Ty Murphy / Cody Pearson, 13.33 Go Rounds (Saturday) 1. Go Derrick Begay/Kory Koontz, 5.04, $3,000/$1,500 2. Go Luke Brown/Patrick Smith, 3.71, $3,000/$1,500 3. Go Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 3.89, $3,000/$1,50


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George & the GSTRC give back in big ways

George is widely known for tirelessly promoting the sport of team roping and constantly striving to offer more. But the prize pot isn’t the only giving each year; the GSTRC once again teamed up with the “Wounded Warriors” and gave away another home to a deserving hero and his family. This year’s recipient was Sergeant First Class Christopher Livesay, retired US Army. Additionally, the tradition of auctioning off the custom autographed Priefert chute continued, with proceeds going to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund to aid injured cowboys. As usual, George was the winning bidder, but donated the chute back for another round of bidding. Ben Hatch was the proud new owner, and grand total over $12,000 went to the fund. And, long-time sponsor Wayne Wright Lawyers sponsored a drawing; the winner received $1,000 with $1,000 also going to the charity of their choice.

Unsung heroes Much of the GSTRC staff has been with the production for years. It takes the help and dedication of the folks behind the scenes to pull off such a massive production. Arena staff includes: Collie Webb (arena director, 32 years); Johnny Garcia (flagger, over 25 years); J.W. Parr, Tommy Shelton, Eric Buell, Bolivar Bledsoe, Roscoe Thomas, and Steven Tarr. Office/production staff: The Strait family (32 years); Linda Scales (executive assistant); Arkie Kiehne (announcer) and Vicky Mounyo, Kelsi Mounyo, Lynette Fish, Linda Davis; Reed Flake; Ebie McFarland (publicist); and photos by Terry Calonge, Anita O’Brian, Kelley May. Rose Palace staff: Don Jones (manager); Mary Ebensberger, Frederico Palacios, Max Benoit, Alex Diaz (printing). Sponsors: Danny O’Brian (Nashville).

said they didn’t need any more colts, Summers made a deal with the man to try him and see if he would work. “He got better and better and better, I actually used him at the US Open when he was a 3-year-old. He’s just awesome, he’s not the fastest, but he won’t run by and he’ll give you the same shot every time,” he said. Every single year the victors call the GSTRC a “life changer”—and it is. Both Sherwood and Summers tentatively plan to invest most of their earnings, and use it very wisely, considering the blessing it is. As for the new rigs, the usual funny stories surfaced about the exciting drive home in the custom Strait rigs. Summers, a buddy and a cousin drove his rig home; ladies were pulling up beside them taking pictures of “George.” “And my buddy and cousin were rolling down the windows taking pictures of them!” Summers laughed. Sherwood had to go straight to the rodeo in Houston, so his wife Kim drove the rig home. In the coming days, the new dually got “initiated”. His older kids were driving and a similar incident occurred where a curious driver tried to pass to get a look at who was in the truck; at the same time the kids were trying to switch lanes. A “slight accident” occurred; Sherwood learned of it

“later” through a surprise call from the insurance agent. But no worries—damage was minor, with repairs underway. Winners don’t reach the top by themselves, and both men wished to thank their sponsors. For Sherwood, that includes Cactus Ropes, Cinch Jeans and Shirts, and Burns Saddlery in Utah. For Summers, the support crew includes Wrangler, Classic Ropes, Martin Saddlery, Tres Rios Silver, Diamond W Cattle, and a big thank you to mom and dad. And last but not least, both champs thank George and the GSTRC crew. “This ropin’ is awesome,” Summers said. “I hope George keeps it up and keeps giving ropers a chance to win something like this. It really helps us and we really appreciate it and realize it takes a lot of time, money and effort.” And speaking of George, Summers wanted to share a cool story that makes this victory even sweeter. “My family still has a cassette tape of the GSTRC roping back in 1987 or ’88. As a little kid, I would lie on the couch at the family business and watch that tape over and over and over, and George was heeling in this tape. Or, I’d stay home sick from school and watch that tape some more,” he laughed. “I always wanted to win this ropin’, and it’s pretty cool to realize I did.” n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 31


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he old man sat on the stump of a tree and puffed on his pipe. He held a hoe in one hand and caressed his pipe with the other. His hair and beard were matted and whitespeckled with tinges of gray. “So you want to know about this here little community, do you?” He fussed at the tangled beard around his pipe. I hoped he wouldn’t set it on fire. “Let me tell you how we got on the map. It ain’t a pretty story but it keeps bringing folks here just out of curiosity.” He sucked in on the pipe and a bloom of smoke lifted around his head. It was all I could do to stand the rancid tobacco smell. It had a hint of sweetness but I couldn’t imagine how it must have tasted, the smoke was bad enough. “I think the year was about 1885 and this here incident was one for the history books!” He took another drag. 32 / MAY 2014


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“The Rock Springs massacre, also known as the Rock Springs Riot, occurred on September 2, in the present-day city of Rock Springs, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. The riot, between Chinese immigrant miners and white immigrant miners, was the result of racial tensions and an ongoing labor dispute with the Union Pacific Coal Department. Their policy of paying Chinese lower wages than whites angered the Chinese and, because this policy caused the Chinese to be hired over the whites, angered the white miners as well. This anger contributed to the riot which was also fueled by racial tensions, perhaps an even bigger factor in the massacre. When the rioting ended, at least 28 Chinese miners were dead and 15 were injured. Rioters burned 75 Chinese homes resulting in approximately $150,000 in property damage. That is about $3.94 million in present-day terms and that sure ain’t nothing to sneeze at when it comes to dollars and cents.” “Tension between whites and Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century American West was particularly high, especially in the decade preceding the violence,” he continued. “The massacre in Rock Springs was the violent outburst of years of anti-Chinese sentiment in the United States. The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act suspended Chinese immigration for ten years, but not before thousands of immigrants came to the American West. Most Chinese immigrants to Wyoming Territory took jobs with the railroad at first, but many ended up employed in coal mines owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. As Chinese immigration increased, so did antiChinese sentiment from whites,” the old man said as he took another deep drag on the pipe. “This here community’s got a lot of history to it.” Rock Springs, Wyoming will open its doors to USTRC team ropers the weekend of May 25 and 26 for the legendary Red Desert Classic. Ropers coming to the community will find a laid back niche that is “a classic little getaway!” The roping will be a good one, away from the grind and

hussle bustle of the fast track to which we are all so accustomed. It will be a good time to take a deep breath and enjoy the fun of just roping and visiting for the heck of it. Taking some time to sightsee and kick back has its benefits. The event will be over Memorial Day weekend and will be one that ropers will definitely want to attend. These are new dates for this event, but the move will be a positive one. Rock Springs has a population of some twenty thousand plus people and is a full-fledged city despite the turmoil in its history. The atmosphere for ropers is welcoming and friendly. In the Red Desert, from which the roping gets its name, of southwestern Wyoming, there is a butte called Black Rock. From atop this rock one can see eternity. Not the eternity of philosophers, but the eternity of geological time. From atop Black Rock, the weathered stone of Steamboat Mountain and the sand dunes of the Killpecker field stretch west and east to the setting and rising sun. Throughout Wyoming the vast landscape, unbroken by buildings, conveys a sense of timelessness. Only when man arrived was there an attempt to measure the days. In a land where stony spires scratch the sky, time does not seem that important. Measuring time in terms of hours instead of geological ages often seems senseless in a land broken only by rising hills and uplifted sandstone formations. The area could and should be labeled God’s country because it is truly a beautiful country in its own unique way. The old man smiled, took another puff of the rancid tobacco and commented, “Ya know, this ain’t a half bad place to reconnect. Suits me quite well. Come on over and lets visit some more. Got more stuff to show and tell you.” He ambled off toward an old building which I’m pretty sure it held a story or two. Ropers, think about making the Red Desert Classic a priority as the month of May winds down. It will be a good roping with time for you to reconnect and appreciate. Put the Red Desert Classic on your “TO DO” list. This is certainly one event you will want to attend over Memorial Day weekend. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 33


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2014 REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM • ANYONE CAN ENTER Team Roper’s Name ________________________________________ ID No. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________ State ______________ E-MAIL ADDRESS __________________________________________________@______________________________

of the roping you are entering to avoid late charges. Payments must be made by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks WILL NOT be accepted from members who have written bad checks in the past. • Entries postmarked after the deadline must include a $20/roper late fee, and must be paid with cashier’s check or money order only! • Make entry fees payable and mail to: USTRC CENTRAL ENTRY, P.O. Box 1198, Stephenville, TX 76401. For Roping or Classification Information call the USTRC National Office, 254/968-0002.

If you are drawing a partner in the Gold Plus, #11, #10 or #9 please write the word “DRAW” as your partner USTRC is a voluntary association. Applicant acknowledges that he or she has no property or other right to participate in USTRC events. Applicant agrees to follow and be bound by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of USTRC, as amended from time to time. Applicant acknowledges that USTRC classifications are determined by USTRC’s classification process based on the application of USTRC handicapping guidelines. Handicaps, including applicant’s handicap, assigned in accordance with the classification procedures are conclusively presumed valid. Applicant consents to same. USTRC reserves the right to change the classifications of ropers anytime throughout the year. Applicant may appeal procedures, as modified from time to time. Applicant agrees that his or her sole and exclusive remedy for a disputed classification is appeal to the USTRC pursuant to USTRC appeal procedures. All decisions of the appeal process are final and conclusive. Applicant elects to participate in USTRC events at Applicant’s own risk. Applicant hereby releases and discharges USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from all liability, loss, claims, damages and expenses for injuries to person, property, reputation or financial condition as a result of or in any way relating to Applicant’s participation or failure to participate in any USTRC events, whether caused by negligence, by field conditions, by the conduct of USTRC or its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and/or agents in the preparation, supervision or conduct of any USTRC events or the administration or failure to enforce any USTRC rules, regulations or guidelines, or otherwise. Applicant knows that by his or her entry on this form he or she completely releases USTRC and its directors, officers, representatives, employees, sponsors and agents from any liability, including negligence. Applicant voluntarily chooses to participate in USTRC events and freely and willingly consents to the same. Parent or Guardian Signature required if above named roper is under age 18: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Open Roping • (#15 Incentive) • 5-steer Average • May enter up to three times provided at least ONE entry is Incentive • $250/Roper • No Draw In Option

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Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries • CENTURY TEAM ON SITE ENTRY ONLY • Draw In Option (must be at least a #3 header or #4 heeler •

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#11 Roping (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries • Draw In Option (must be at least a #4 header or #5 heeler

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#10 Roping, capped at an Elite #6 (#9 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries • Draw In Option (must be at least a #3 header or #4 heeler

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#9 Roping, capped at an Elite #5 (#8 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries • Draw In Option (must be at least a #3 header or #3 heeler

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2014 REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT ENTRY FORM • MUST PRE-ENTER Team Roper’s Name _____________________________ ID No. _________________________ SEE ENTRY DEADLINE AND MAILING INFORMATION ON Phone Number (_____) ______________ E-Mail Address ________________@_______________ PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM. NOTE: To be eligible to enter any Shoot-Out division, ropers must have participated in a USTRC Sanctioned, Affiliate, WSTR Qualifier or Regional Preliminary or Qualifying roping during the 2014 season. Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out position requires that a team have $2,000 of AVAILABLE EARNINGS , which may ALL come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. For example, if the Header has $1,400 in AVAILABLE EARNINGS and the Heeler has $600 in AVAILABLE EARNINGS , the earnings can be combined to meet the required $2,000 of AVAILABLE EARNINGS • Visit the USTRC Website at www.ustrc.com, log in to your member page and check your AVAILABLE EARNINGS.

ATTENTION: EACH SHOOT-OUT ENTRY MUST INDICATE CONTRIBUTION FROM AVAILABLE EARNINGS — THAT CONTRIBUTION CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THE EVENT. NO AVAILABLE EARNINGS NEEDED FOR QUALIFYING ROUND ENTRY. IF NOTHING IS DESIGNATED AN AUTOMATIC $1,000 EARNINGS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM EACH ROPER. NO EXCEPTIONS! EACH ENTRY MUST INCLUDE BOTH ROPERS ID#. ROPERS MAY NOT ENTER WITH THE SAME PARTNER MORE THAN ONCE IN ANY SHOOT-OUT DIVISION. #15 QUALIFYING / SHOOT-OUT • $200/ROPER • ENTER 3X (3X Qualifying, 1X Qualifying + 2X Shoot-Out, 2X Qualifying + 1X Shoot-Out) • PLEASE CHECK BOX DESIGNATING QUALIFYING OR SHOOT-OUT ENTRY. PLEASE DESIGNATE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE EARNINGS CONTRIBUTION FOR EACH SHOOT-OUT ENTRY. r QUALIFYING

________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER HEELER r QUALIFYING r SHOOT-OUT ________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ r QUALIFYING r SHOOT-OUT ________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ #13 QUALIFYING / SHOOT-OUT • $200/ROPER • ENTER 3X (3X Qualifying, 1X Qualifying + 2X Shoot-Out, 2X Qualifying + 1X Shoot-Out) • PLEASE CHECK BOX DESIGNATING QUALIFYING OR SHOOT-OUT ENTRY. PLEASE DESIGNATE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE EARNINGS CONTRIBUTION FOR EACH SHOOT-OUT ENTRY. r QUALIFYING

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r QUALIFYING r SHOOT-OUT ________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ r QUALIFYING r SHOOT-OUT ________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ #12 QUALIFYING / SHOOT-OUT • $200/ROPER • ENTER 3X (3X Qualifying, 1X Qualifying + 2X Shoot-Out, 2X Qualifying + 1X Shoot-Out) • PLEASE CHECK BOX DESIGNATING QUALIFYING OR SHOOT-OUT ENTRY. PLEASE DESIGNATE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE EARNINGS CONTRIBUTION FOR EACH SHOOT-OUT ENTRY. r QUALIFYING ________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER

HEELER

r QUALIFYING r SHOOT-OUT ________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ r QUALIFYING r SHOOT-OUT ________________________________ ID#___________ /__________________________________ID#____________$_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ #11 SHOOT-OUT • ENTER 2X • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _______________________________________ ID#_______________ / _______________________________________ ID# ______________________ $_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _______________________________________ ID#_______________ / _______________________________________ ID# ______________________ $_________ HEADER HEELER #10 SHOOT-OUT • ENTER 2X • capped at an Elite #6 • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _______________________________________ ID#_______________ / _______________________________________ ID# ______________________ $_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _______________________________________ ID#_______________ / _______________________________________ ID# ______________________ $_________ HEADER HEELER #9 SHOOT-OUT • ENTER 2X • capped at an Elite #5 • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $10,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROPER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _______________________________________ ID#_______________ / _______________________________________ ID# ______________________ $_________ HEADER HEELER AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _______________________________________ ID#_______________ / _______________________________________ ID# ______________________ $_________ HEADER HEELER

MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC OR WSTR CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release indicated above.

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arasota, Florida and the J3 Ranch and Arena were the host of the Florida Championships. Jx2 Production and John Johnson produced the annual event and it went off without a hitch. The #15 Division kicked off the weekend and the winning team was Mike Sanders and Jay Holmes. They took home $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist knives. Second place was Spunk Sasser and Mark Strickland and third place

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went to Derrick Davis and Jay Holmes. The #13 Division winners were Drew Boies and Mark Strickland from Reddick and Dunnellon, Florida. They caught four steers in 31.58 seconds. The feat gave them $2,340, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Waylon Overstreet and Derrick Davis. The third place finishers were Overstreet and Strickland. The #12 Division winners were Beck Hyslop of Loxahatchee,


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FLEX EARNINGS – Florida Championships – Sarasota, FL From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) David Mitchell ............Guilford, IN....................$8,000 Leo Hernandez ............Dade City, FL ................$8,000 Beck Hyslop ................Loxahatchee, FL ............$7,000 Mary Ann Brown ........Keedysville, MD ............$7,000 Bob Herrington............San Mateo, FL................$6,000 Jay Holmes..................Sarasota, FL ..................$6,000 John Schnebly ............Daytona Beach, FL ........$6,000 Mark Strickland ..........Dunnellon, FL ................$6,000 Brother Campbell ........Franklin, TN....................$5,000 Ariel Urra ....................Wauchula, FL ................$4,000 Colton Matthews..........Lakeland, FL..................$4,000 Keith Cooner ..............Jacksonville, FL ..............$4,000 Mike Sanders ..............Avon Park, FL ................$4,000 Spunk Sasser ..............San Antonio, FL ............$4,000 Wilfredo Martinez ........Sebring, FL ....................$4,000 Brittany Tirpak ............Dunnellon, FL ................$3,000 Chris Galbreath ..........Portersville, PA ..............$3,000 Deb Raulerson ............San Mateo, FL................$3,000 Drew Boies ................Reddick, FL....................$3,000 Faith John ..................Punta Gorda, FL ............$3,000 Fernando Arrate ..........Miramar, FL ..................$3,000 Frank Dana ................Labelle, FL ....................$3,000 Guy Graden ................Jacksonville, FL ..............$3,000 J.D. Domenigo ............Citra, FL ........................$3,000 J.R. Spencer ................Leesburg, FL..................$3,000 Jed Weeks....................Wauchula, FL ................$3,000 Jerry Scott ..................Myakka City, FL ............$3,000 John Hudson................Ocala, FL ......................$3,000 Juan Alvarez ................Miami, FL ......................$3,000 Justin Hankins ............Staley, NC......................$3,000 Levi Brito ....................Williston, FL ..................$3,000

Florida and Casey Cox from Canton, Georgia as they caught four steers in a time of 36.67 seconds. The win was worth $3,160, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Hyslop and Brett Taylor. The third place team was Ryon Springer and Mark Strickland and the Incentive champions were Waylon Overstreet and Taylor. The #12 Gold Plus Division is always a favorite with USTRC members. When it was all said and done, the team of John Hudson and Scott Seiler won the Average with a time of 40.29 seconds on four steers. They took home $2,080, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Frank Dana and Guy Graden were second place and the third place team was Brother Campbell of Franklin, Tennessee and Spunk Sasser from San Antonio, Florida. The team of Brittany Tirpak and Wil Whiddon won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the day was the #11 Division. The winners were Bob Herrington and Colton Matthews. They caught four steers in 33.88 seconds. The feat gave them $4,070, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Jose Angel Ramos and Jay Holmes. The third place finishers were Osdel Martinez and Casey Cox. The Incentive winners were Chris Galbreath and David Mitchell. The #10 Division kicked off the final day of the Florida Championships. The champions were JD Domenigo and Leo Hernandez as they finished the roping with a time of 40.80 seconds on four steers. They won $4,290, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Brother

Lewis Perry ................New Smyrna Beach, FL ..$3,000 Lynne Ciano ................Morriston, FL ................$3,000 Matt Jarriel..................Collins, GA ....................$3,000 Michelle Palermo ........Cocoa, FL ......................$3,000 Mike Harper ................New Smyrna Beach, FL ..$3,000 Scott Seiler..................Ocala, FL ......................$3,000 Tish Luke ....................Yeehaw Junction, FL ......$3,000 Ty Springer..................Ocala, FL ......................$3,000 Waylon Overstreet........Kenansville, FL ..............$3,000 Wil Whiddon ................Dunnellon, FL ................$3,000 Sam Fisher..................Ocala, FL ......................$3,000 Brett Taylor..................Citra, FL ........................$2,000 Derrick Davis ..............Baldwin, FL ..................$2,000 Kenny Brown ..............Keedysville, MD ............$2,000 Ryon Springer ............Ocala, FL ......................$2,000 Brandon Kessler ..........Saint Cloud, FL ..............$1,000 Calvin Moody ..............Valdosta, GA ..................$1,000 Carson Storey..............Okeechobee, FL ............$1,000 Erin Bullin ..................Longwood, FL ................$1,000 Franklin Thomas ..........Waycross, GA ................$1,000 Jose Angel Ramos........Miami, FL ......................$1,000 Karter John Kagel ........Wildwood, FL ................$1,000 Kelli Corbin ................Baldwin, FL ..................$1,000 Kiki Leon Juvert ..........Miami, FL ......................$1,000 Lane Sikes ..................Collins, GA ....................$1,000 Machette Gonzalez ......Miami, FL ......................$1,000 Osdel Martinez ............Miami, FL ......................$1,000 Pete Durden ................Grand Ridge, FL ............$1,000 Ulysses Rodriguez ........Miami, FL ......................$1,000 Willy Abreu ................Miami, FL ......................$1,000

Campbell and Brandon Kessler with a time of 44.15 seconds on four. Third place and the Incentive Average went to Chris Galbreath and Hernandez. The team of Bob Herrington and Matt Jarriel won the Average of the #10 Gold Plus Division with a time of 41.97. They received $1,640, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to

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The age of the oldest roper entered at this year’s Florida Championships: Dorman Rudolph of Dade City, FL. According to the Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research, the median age of Floridians, as of April 2009, was just slightly over 40. While the median age of USTRC members is 35, the median age of competitors at Sarasota, Florida was 39.

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Beck Hyslop and Ty Springer. Third place and the Incentive Average winners were Mary Ann Brown of Keedysville, Maryland and David Mitchell from Guilford, Indiana. Mike Harper and John Schnebley from New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach, Florida won the Average in the #9 Division. They completed the roping with a time of 38.15 on four steers and earned $4,310, plus trophy Gist buckles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Karter John Kagel and Carson Storey and third place went to Lane Sikes and Keith Cooner. The team of Wilfredo Martinez and Ariel Urra from Sebring and Wauchula, Florida won the Incentive Average with a time of 34.43 on three steers. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Justin Hankins and Leo Hernandez were 30.78 seconds on three steers and won the Average. The win gave the team $2,840, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Deb Raulerson of San Mateo, Florida and Faith John from Punta Gorda, Florida and they received $2,130, plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and trophy Gist buckles. Third place was Michelle Palermo and Juan Alvarez. The Florida Championships came to a close and ropers were pleased with the event. They traveled far and wide to enjoy the great production and the wonderful USTRC team roping experience.


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he Eastern Nebraska Championships held at the Lancaster Events Center in Lincoln, Nebraska took place on March 7-9, 2014 and welcomed team ropers from all over to compete for some great prizes and wonderful payout. The Open roping kicked off the weekend. Tyler McMinn from Caddo Mills, Texas and Chad Mathes of Lawson, Missouri won first with a time of 39.35 on five steers. Travis Cowan and Bobby Harris won second. Dustin Chohon and Dustin Harris won the Incentive Average. Kirk Kooiker from Adrian, Minnesota teamed up with Dustin Harris from Oneill, Nebraska to win first place in the Average of the #15 Division. They were 29.02 seconds on four steers and earned $1,710, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in 62 / MAY 2014

USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Butchie Levell and Chad Mathes with a time of 29.67 seconds on four steers. The third place finishers were Tyler McMinn and Enoch McGill. The #13 Division was exciting right down to the last team. Butchie Levell from Omaha, Nebraska teamed up with Chad Mathes to win first place in the Average. They finished with a time of 32.50 seconds on four steers. Levell and Mathes received $2,500, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jon Pudwill and Cody Merritt and third place was Levell and Mitch Barney. The final roping of the first day of competition at the Eastern Nebraska Championships was the #12 Division. The Nebraska team of Kyle Dailey of Tryon and Tucker White from


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#15 Handicap Kirk Kooiker (Adrian, MN) / Dustin Harris (Oneill, NE), 29.02, $1,710 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

to the team of Travis Lymber and Delbert Smith. The Incentive Hershey partnered up to win first place in the Average. They champions were Chase Adamson and Miller. were 32.47 seconds on four steers and won $2,680, trophy Gist The #10 Division was won by Chase Adamson of Rio, Illinois knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went and Brent Miller. They were 32.61 seconds on four steers and to Clint Heller and Mitch Barney. Third place was Troy Whited earned $5,850, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in and Cody Johnson while fourth place was Jeremy Michaelis and Trey Michaelis. The Incentive winners were FLEX EARNINGS – Eastern Nebraska Championships – Lincoln, NE Michaelis and Michaelis. From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Brandon Johnson of Brent Miller ....................Greenville, WI ............$8,000 Shannon Luetkenhaus ....Ithaca, NE ..................$3,000 Nebraska City, Nebraska Kyle Dailey ....................Tryon, NE ..................$7,000 Shawn Sleezer ................Ashland, NE ..............$3,000 Troy Whited ....................Lincoln, NE ................$7,000 Tim Patch ......................North Platte, NE ........$3,000 teamed up with Darren Kevin Lair ......................Unionville, MO............$6,000 Tucker White ..................Hershey, NE................$3,000 Lammers of Chancellor, South Marty Lammers ..............Tea, SD ......................$6,000 Wyatt Williams ................Ord, NE......................$3,000 Dakota to win first place in the Reed Boos ......................White Cloud, KS ........$6,000 David Ruether ................Broken Bow, NE ........$2,000 Roger Hinrichs ................Little Rock, IA ............$6,000 Dustin Chohon ................Oneill, NE ..................$2,000 Average of the #12 Gold Plus. Butchie Levell ................Omaha, NE ................$5,000 Jeremy Michaelis ............Mercer, MO ................$2,000 The pair roped four steers in Chad Mathes ..................Lawson, MO ..............$4,000 Mitch Barney ..................Dakota City, NE ..........$2,000 33.08 seconds to win $1,680, Chase Adamson ..............Rio, IL........................$4,000 Trey Michaelis ................Mercer, MO ................$2,000 Craig Person ..................Columbus, NE ............$4,000 Bill Peck ........................Lawson, MO ..............$1,000 trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 Delbert Smith ................Ainsworth, NE ............$4,000 Brian Holm ....................Wallace, NE................$1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Dennis Drews ................Thedford, NE ..............$4,000 Brian Tidyman ................Maywood, NE ............$1,000 Second place in the Average Jon Pudwill ....................Ericson, NE ................$4,000 Chad Wetzell ..................Rock Falls, IL ..............$1,000 Justin Patch ....................Fullerton, NE ..............$4,000 Clint Heller ....................Hunter, KS..................$1,000 was Kyle Dailey and Delbert Kirk Kooiker....................Adrian, MN ................$4,000 Cody Johnson..................Gretna, NE ................$1,000 Smith of Ainsworth, Nebraska. Michael Thornburg ..........Waterloo, NE ..............$4,000 Craig Wetzel....................Palmer, NE ................$1,000 The third place team was Tod Shepherd..................North Platte, NE ........$4,000 Donnie McNeece ............Bethany, MO ..............$1,000 Brandon Johnson ............Nebraska City, NE ......$6,000 Drew Kersten..................Gretna, NE ................$1,000 Johnson and Tod Shepherd. Brian Koedam ................Larchwood, IA ............$3,000 Dustin Harris ..................Oneill, NE ..................$1,000 Hector Aguirre of Ohiowa, Bryan Ledgerwood ..........Burbank, SD ..............$3,000 Enoch McGill ..................Konawa, OK ..............$1,000 Nebraska and Jeremy McIntyre Carlos Estrada ................Milford, NE ................$3,000 Greg Steckel ..................Carrollton, IL ..............$1,000 Claude Taylor ..................Atlanta, NE ................$3,000 Jeff Boos ........................White Cloud, KS ........$1,000 of Grand Island, Nebraska won Cory Donnelly ................Elk Point, SD ..............$3,000 Johnny Jeffrey ................Norfolk, NE ................$1,000 the Incentive Average. Darin Koedam ................Larchwood, IA ............$3,000 Leif Chesley ....................Callaway, NE ..............$1,000 The win of the #11 Division Darren Lammers ............Chancellor, SD ............$3,000 Luke Maguire..................Virden, IL ..................$1,000 George Friedrich..............Bassett, NE ................$3,000 Mitch Murray ..................Alma, KS....................$1,000 went to the team of Jon Pudwill Hector Aguirre ................Ohiowa, NE................$3,000 Randy Garey ..................Manson, IA ................$1,000 of Ericson, Nebraska and Brent Jana Murphy ..................Melrose, IA ................$3,000 Riley Wakefield................Oneill, NE ..................$1,000 Miller of Greenville, Wisconsin Jeremy McIntyre ..............Grand Island, NE ........$3,000 Rod Robinson ................Newtown, MO ............$1,000 Jim Peterson ..................Omaha, NE ................$3,000 Scott Milne ....................Oregon, MO ..............$1,000 with a time of 32.18 seconds on Laramie Ogden ..............Ankeny, IA ..................$3,000 Todd Reece ....................Winston, MO ..............$1,000 four steers. They won $3,820, Mark Peterson ................Ashland, NE ..............$3,000 Travis Lymber..................Broken Bow, NE ........$1,000 trophy Gist knives and $6,000 Matthew Rezac ..............Onaga, KS..................$3,000 Trent Joy ........................Stella, NE ..................$1,000 Patrick Chester................Phillipsburg, KS ..........$3,000 Tyler McMinn ..................Caddo Mills, TX ..........$1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Robert Higgins................Mingo, IA ..................$3,000 Warren Horner ................Rose, NE ....................$1,000 Second place went to the team Scott Goemaat ................Bussey, IA ..................$3,000 of Johnny Jeffrey and David Ruether and third place went SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 63


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USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Shannon Luetkenhaus and Craig Person. The third place team was Michael Thornburg and Trent Joy. Craig Wetzel of Palmer, Nebraska and Justin Patch from Fullerton, Nebraska were 30.58 on three steers and won the Incentive Average. The final day of competition at the Eastern Nebraska Championships began with the #10 Gold Plus Division. The team of Marty Lammers and Roger Hinrichs took first place in the Average with a time of 39.72 on four steers. They took home $3,770, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Justin Patch and Tim Patch and third place was Claude Taylor and Dennis Drews. Bryan Ledgerwood and Coy Donnelly were 28.21 on three steers and took home the Incentive win. They received $1,790, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for their efforts.

Reed Boos of White Cloud, Kansas and Kevin Lahr from Unionville, Missouri finished first place in the Average of the #9 Division. They were 30.37 seconds on four steers and won $7,480, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Jana Murphy and Scott Goemaat won second and the third place finish was Luke Maguire and Greg Steckel. The winners of the Incentive Average were the team of Boos and Lahr. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw and it provided the perfect conclusion to a great weekend of USTRC team roping. Robert Higgins and Laramie Ogden finished first place in the Average. They won $4,280, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Wyatt Williams and Chance Williams and third place was Matthew Rezac and Carlos Estrada.

#13 Handicap Butchie Levell (Omaha, NE) / Chad Mathes (Lawson, MO), 32.5, $2,500 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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$9,800,440.07 The cost of the Nebraska Capitol building in 1932. The construction job came in under budget and the building was paid for by the time it was completed. #12 Kyle Dailey (Tryon, NE) / Tucker White (Hershey, NE), 32.47, $2,680 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#11 Jon Pudwill (Ericson, NE) / Brent Miller (Greenville, WI), 32.18, $3,820 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#10 Chase Adamson (Rio, IL) / Brent Miller (Greenville, WI), 32.61, $5,850 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Reed Boos (White Cloud, KS) / Kevin Lair (Unionville, MO), 30.37, $7,480 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Robert Higgins (Mingo, IA) / Laramie Ogden (Ankeny, IA), 25.09, $4,280 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Valley of the Sun Championships $191,240 $130,442 $10,824 73.9% #11 Lex Allen Hubbard (Dewey, AZ) / Ron Lee (Queen Creek, AZ), 33.01, $6,863 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Open Michael Calmelat (Tucson, AZ) / Steven Gaona (Winkelman, AZ), 58.34, $532

#10 Coby Littlesoldier (New Town, ND) / Roddy Notafraid (Lodge Grass, MT), 43.24, $7,082 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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rizona is a prime spot for roping in the winter, and such was the case for the Valley of the Sun Championships. The event took place March 14-16, 2014 in Casa Grande, Arizona at the Casa Grande Rodeo Grounds. The roping was produced by Zamora Roping Productions. Michael Calmelat of Tucson, Arizona teamed up with Steven Gaona from Winkelman, Arizona to win first place in the Open Division. Second place was Bode Baize and Bruce Reidhead. The Incentive winners were Calmelat and Gaona. #15 Division was the next roping of the day. Daylon Frost from Show Low, Arizona and Frankie Martinez of Tucson, Arizona were 30.17 seconds on four steers to win first place. They won $2,190, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Victor Ugalde and Steven Gaona. Jesse Popescul and Don DePaoli emerged as the winners of the #13 Division. The pairing roped four steers in 33.33 seconds and won $3,680, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ray Siggins from Coolidge, Arizona and Michael Calmelat of Tucscon, Arizona and third place went to Jacob Lopez and Frankie Martinez. The final roping of the first day was the #12 Division. Ray Siggins and Randy Sanchez from Jareles, New Mexico were the 66 / MAY 2014

#9 Dale LittleSoldier (Mandan, ND) / Roddy Notafraid (Lodge Grass, MT), 51.13, $6,421 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

champions. They were 38.74 seconds on four steers and took home $4,742, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Jacob Lopez and Steve Garcia with a time of 39.48 seconds. Third place went to Colton Clem and Kit Sherwood. Chancy Brown and Joey Romo


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FLEX EARNINGS-Valley of the Sun Championships-Casa Grande, AZ From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) were the Incentive winners. Janet Mickelson ..............Flagstaff, AZ ............$10,000 Sheri Belew ....................Casa Grande, AZ ........$3,000 Coby Littlesoldier ............New Town, ND............$7,000 Sonny Cummard ............Queen Creek, AZ ........$3,000 Jerry McPhaul from Pie Dale LittleSoldier ............Mandan, ND ..............$7,000 Stan Aylward ..................Kimberley, BC ............$3,000 Town, New Mexico and Paul Bert Croteau ..................Ft Assiboine, AB ........$6,000 Steven Gaona ................Winkelman, AZ ..........$3,000 Freed from Queen Creek, Chad Stringfellow............Wittmann, AZ ............$6,000 Tim Jewell ......................Queen Creek, AZ ........$3,000 Neil Bartelson ................Parshall, ND ..............$6,000 Tom Manson ..................Page, AZ ....................$3,000 Arizona were the winners of Neil Main........................Nanoose Bay, BC........$6,000 Clay Cherry ....................Stanfield, AZ ..............$2,000 the #12 Gold Plus Division. Paul Freed ......................Queen Creek, AZ ........$6,000 Steven Daniels ................Parker, AZ ..................$2,000 They roped four steers in 37.96 Richard Mayfield ............Litchfield Park, AZ ......$6,000 Victor Ugalde ..................Orovada, NV ..............$2,000 Roddy Notafraid..............Lodge Grass, MT ........$6,000 Wayne Barichello ............Queen Creek, AZ ........$2,000 seconds and received $2,635, Cory Dunlop ..................St Paul, AB ................$4,000 Cassidy Howe ................San Tan Valley, AZ ......$1,000 trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 Dick Churchill ................Queen Creek, AZ ........$4,000 Chance Cherry ................Stanfield, AZ ..............$1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for Frankie Martinez ............Tucson, AZ ................$4,000 Chancy Brown ................Payson, AZ ................$1,000 Joseph Auza....................Casa Grande, AZ ........$4,000 Chaz Kananen ................Roy, MT ....................$1,000 their efforts. Pete Magill from Michael Calmelat ............Tucson, AZ ................$4,000 Cimarron Cabello ............Picacho, AZ ................$1,000 Surprise, Arizona and Joseph Pete Mickelson ................Flagstaff, AZ ..............$4,000 Colin Begay ....................Rough Rock, AZ..........$1,000 Auza from Casa Grande, Ray Siggins ....................Coolidge, AZ ..............$4,000 Colton Clem....................Willcox, AZ ................$1,000 Bill Padilla ......................Rio Rico, AZ ..............$3,000 Dale Benevides ..............Turlock, CA ................$1,000 Arizona won second with a Bob Scott ......................Queen Creek, AZ ........$3,000 Dee Curry ......................Chandler, AZ ..............$1,000 time of 41.45 seconds on four Bob Tourond....................Maricopa, AZ..............$3,000 Denton Begay ................Rough Rock, AZ..........$1,000 steers. Third place was Coby Brandon Ben ..................Peridot, AZ ................$3,000 Dillon Graham ................Eloy, AZ ....................$1,000 Britt Williams ..................Page, AZ ....................$3,000 Garrett Sanders ..............Tucson, AZ ................$1,000 Littlesoldier and Freed. Janet Chris Badonie ................Chinle, AZ ..................$3,000 Guero Quiroz ..................Tucson, AZ ................$1,000 and Pete Mickelson from David White ....................Show Low, AZ ............$3,000 Jesus Hernandez..............Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Flagstaff Arizona won the Daylan Frost ..................Show Low, AZ ............$3,000 Joe Hughes ....................Canyon, TX ................$1,000 Don DePaoli ..................Longview, AB ............$3,000 Joey Romo II ..................Marana, AZ ................$1,000 Incentive Average. Herb Snow......................Virginia, IL ................$3,000 John Henry Gaona ..........Winkelman, AZ ..........$1,000 Lex Allen Hubbard and Ron Jacob Lopez ....................Tucson, AZ ................$3,000 John Parker ....................Phoenix, AZ ..............$1,000 Lee teamed up to win first place Jerry McPhaul ................Pie Town, NM ............$3,000 John W. McFarlane ..........Eloy, AZ ....................$1,000 Jesse W. Popescul ............Muskogee, OK............$3,000 Justin Hughes..................Chandler, AZ ..............$1,000 in the Average of the #11 Joseph Kimball................Higley, AZ ..................$3,000 Kit Sherwood ..................Casa Grande, AZ ........$1,000 Division with a time of 33.01 Kaylin Thompson ............Waddle, AZ ................$3,000 Kurt Fletcher ..................Wainwright, AB ..........$1,000 seconds on four steers. They Lex Allen Hubbard ..........Dewey, AZ..................$3,000 Kylie McLean ..................Claresholm, AB ..........$1,000 Nikkie Gosney ................Bayfield, CO ..............$3,000 Lee Laskosky ..................Viking, AB..................$1,000 earned $6,863, trophy Gist Pete Magill ....................Surprise, AZ ..............$3,000 Roger Fletcher ................Wainwright, AB ..........$1,000 buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Randy R. Sanchez ..........Jarales, NM ................$3,000 Steve Garcia ..................Tucson, AZ ................$1,000 Flex Earnings. Second place was Robb Duncan..................Thatcher, AZ ..............$3,000 Tyke Bennett ..................Casa Grande, AZ ........$1,000 Robert C. Clark ..............Mammoth, AZ ............$3,000 Vickie Tanner ..................Scottsdale, AZ ............$1,000 Sherry Belew from Casa Grande, Robert Murphy Gosney ....Bayfield, CO ..............$3,000 Wyatt Kent......................Casa Grande, AZ ........$1,000 Arizona and Cory Dunlop of St. Ron Lee ........................Queen Creek, AZ ........$3,000 Paul, Alberta, Canada and third place went to Clay Cherry and Steven Daniels. Garrett Sanders Mickelson. Nikkie Gosney and Robert Murphy Gosney won the and Guero Quiroz won the Incentive Average. Incentive Average. Coby Littlesoldier and Roddy Notafraid were the winners of The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. the #10 Division. They were 43.24 seconds on four steers and Britt Williams and Tom Manson teamed up won $7,082, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex to win first place. Earnings. Second place was Robert Clark and Robb Duncan The pair caught with a time of 45.36 seconds. Third place went to Kylie McLean three steers in and Justin Hughes. Jesus Hernandez and Vickie Tanner won 32.85 seconds the Incentive Average. The distance of the home run hit by and won $2,956, The last day of team roping activity began with the #10 Willie Mays in the first San Francisco trophy Gist Gold Plus. Neil Bartleson from Parshall, North Dakota and Neil Giants Spring Training exhibition game Mann from Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada teamed up buckles and played in Casa Grande, AZ in 1961. $6,000 in USTRC to win first place in the Average with a time of 50.75 seconds Flex Earnings. on four steers. They won $2,662, trophy Gist buckles and Second place was $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Janet Brandon Ben of Mickelson and Richard Mayfield. Third place in the roping Distance in miles between the ropers Peridot, Arizona went to Chad Stringfellow and Bert Croteau. Bartleson and living the farthest apart who competed and David White Mann also won the Incentive Average. at the Valley of the Sun championships; from Show Low, Dale Littlesoldier from Mandan, North Dakota and Roddy Chad Stringfellow, Wittman, AZ and Arizona and third Notafraid from Lodge Grass, Montana teamed up to win first Bert Croteau, Ft. Assiboine AB. place went to place in the Average of the #9 Division. They were 51.13 They won $1,521 placing third in the Kaylin Thompson seconds on four and won $6,421, trophy Gist buckles and #10 Gold Plus Average and Incentive. and Chris $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tim Jewell Badonie. and Sonny Cummard, while third place went to Janet and Pete

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$303,160 $202,600 $14,416 71.6%

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Outlaw from Bonham, Texas to win first place in the Average of the #15 Division. They were 32.30 seconds on four steers and earned $2,380, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was David Winterton and Braden Harmon with a time of 32.45 seconds on four steers. The third place finishers were Wyatt Muggli and Dustin Farrow. The #13 Division was next on the schedule. Wacey Bryant teamed up with Blake Larmon for the win. They finished with a time of 32.72 seconds on four steers and earned $3,400, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Chance Thiessen of Elk City, Oklahoma and Luke Holland from Hinton, Oklahoma and third place was Brian

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he Oklahoma Winter Classic held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma is a popular event for team ropers throughout the region. The roping took place on March 1416, 2014 and was produced by Jeff Smith and the Rope the Rockies Crew. The event began with the Open Division. Derrick Jantzen from Ames, Oklahoma teamed up with Jess Morgan of Ada, Oklahoma to win first place in the Average. The duo turned in a time of 38.20 seconds on five steers. The second place finishers were Jeremy Stewart and Chris Young. Jantzen and Morgan were the Incentive champions. Quincy Kueckelhan of Bonham, Texas teamed up with Jace

Open Derrick Jantzen (Ames, OK) / Jess Morgan (Ada, OK), 38.2, $760

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#15 Handicap Quincy Kueckelhan (Bonham, TX) / Jace Outlaw (Bonham, TX), 32.3, $2,380 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Rubey and Dustin Farrow. The final roping of the first day of competition at the Oklahoma Winter Classic was the #12 Division. The Texas team of West Benson and Dale Martin partnered up to win first place in the Average. They were 31.60 seconds on four steers and won $4,160, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Wallace Townsend and Martin. Third place was Bryce Ward and Mitch Barney while fourth place was David Hull and Toby Wingo. The Incentive winners were Frankie Williams and Wingo. The Amarillo, Texas team of Annan Gregory and John Gregory won first place in the Average of the #12 Gold Plus. The pair roped four steers in 31.18 seconds to win $3,240, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was West Benson and Dale Martin. The third place team was Frankie Williams and Nathan Fincher. Chris Nance and Dustin Hatley both from Ardmore, Oklahoma won the Incentive Average. The win of the #11 Division went to the team of Clay Dumos from Velma, Oklahoma and Nathan Fincher of Ardmore, Oklahoma with a

FLEX EARNINGS – Oklahoma Winter Classic – Guthrie, OK From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Clay Dumos....................Velma, OK ..................$9,000 Dale Martin ....................Alba, TX ......................$7,000 Kody Keith ....................Washington, OK ..........$6,000 Nathan Fincher ..............Ardmore, OK ..............$6,000 Ralph Hudgins................Laverne, OK................$6,000 Seth Eldridge ................Indianola, OK..............$6,000 Stevie King ....................Alma, AR ....................$6,000 West Benson ..................Tyler, TX ......................$6,000 Brett Williams ................Noble, OK ..................$4,000 Frankie Williams..............Healdton, OK ..............$4,000 Jace Outlaw....................Bonham, TX ................$4,000 John Gregory ..................Amarillo, TX ................$4,000 Jordan Lovins ................Canadian, TX ..............$4,000 Roper O’Brien ................Pineville, MO ..............$4,000 Allie O’Brien ..................Pineville, MO ..............$3,000 Anna Gregory ................Amarillo, TX ................$3,000 Antwaun Fuston ............Dover, OK ..................$3,000 Austin Massey ................Kingman, KS ..............$3,000 Blake Larmon ................Jay, OK ......................$3,000 Brian Luman ..................Wister, OK ..................$3,000 Butch LeMay ..................Collinsville, OK............$3,000 Butchie Levell ................Omaha, NE ................$3,000 Charlie Waters ................Dover, OK ..................$3,000 Chris Nance....................Ardmore, OK ..............$3,000 Clint Heller ....................Hunter, KS ..................$3,000 Craig Lawson ................Paradise, KS................$3,000 Dalton Dorman ..............Lindsay, OK ................$3,000 Danny Lang ..................Blanchard, OK ............$3,000 Danny Rutland ..............Augusta, KS ................$3,000 Darin Freehling ..............Scott City, KS ..............$3,000 David Michel ..................Forsyth, MO ................$3,000 David Winterton..............Lexington, OK ............$3,000 Dillon Humble ................Coffeyville, KS ............$3,000 Dustin Hatley ................Ardmore, OK ..............$3,000 Eric Jack ........................Bolivar, MO ................$3,000 Gabriel Salgado..............Gainesville, TX ............$3,000 Jack Foster......................Stockton, MO ..............$3,000 Jake Cooper Clay ............Sapulpa, OK ..............$3,000 Jessey Osborn ................Beaver, OK ................$3,000 Joe Humble ....................Coffeyville, KS ............$3,000 Manuel Segura ..............Crescent, OK ..............$3,000 Quincy Kueckelhan ........Bonham, TX ................$3,000 Randy Gregory ..............Hennessey, OK ............$3,000 Randy Hamilton..............Douglass, KS ..............$3,000 Rod Pratt ......................Scott City, KS ..............$3,000 Ryan Youngblood ............Shawnee, OK ..............$3,000 Shawn Campbell ............Beaver, OK ................$3,000

Thayne Winterton............Lexington, OK ............$3,000 Tyler Hobert....................Clearwater, KS ............$3,000 Wacey Bryant ................Afton, OK....................$3,000 Will Bentley....................Leedey, OK ................$3,000 Clark Jones ....................Mulvane, KS ..............$2,000 Dustin Farrow ................Kiowa, OK ..................$2,000 Jay Gholson ....................Bowie, TX....................$2,000 Jess Morgan....................Ada, OK......................$2,000 Kolton Mueggenborg ......Kingfisher, OK ............$2,000 Nate Kirtley ....................Kingfisher, OK ............$2,000 Paul Mays ......................Pawhuska, OK ............$2,000 Toby Wingo ....................Healton, OK ................$2,000 Aaron Bratcher ..............Marlow, OK ................$1,000 Amanda Jones ................Orlando, OK................$1,000 Billy Pillars ....................Balko, OK ..................$1,000 Blake Adams ..................Macomb, OK ..............$1,000 Braden Harmon ..............Mustang, OK ..............$1,000 Brian Rubey ..................Beggs, OK ..................$1,000 Brice Sager ....................Balko, OK ..................$1,000 Bryce Ward ....................Oklahoma City, OK......$1,000 Carl Moxley ....................Fairfax, OK..................$1,000 Chance Thiessen..............Elk City, OK ................$1,000 Chris Young ....................Coleman, OK ..............$1,000 Christian Dewbre ............Blanchard, OK ............$1,000 Corey Smith ..................Wilson, OK..................$1,000 Darcy Clark ....................Wayne, OK..................$1,000 Dave Daube ..................Ardmore, OK ..............$1,000 David Hull......................Wilson, OK..................$1,000 Derrick Jantzen ..............Ames, OK ..................$1,000 Jake Prawl......................Stillwater, OK..............$1,000 James Gholson................Waurika, OK ..............$1,000 Lan Sparlin ....................Kingston, OK ..............$1,000 Lee Ticknor ....................Bennington, OK ..........$1,000 Luke Holland..................Hinton, OK..................$1,000 Matt Smith ....................Sanger, TX ..................$1,000 Mike Holley ....................Turon, KS....................$1,000 Mitch Barney..................Dakota City, NE ..........$1,000 Nicholas Lovins ..............Canadian, TX ..............$1,000 Paul Smith ....................Sanger, TX ..................$1,000 Quentin Sturgeon ..........Helena, OK ................$1,000 Ricky Yaussi ....................Udall, KS ....................$1,000 Ruste L. Rennie ..............Ponca City, OK ............$1,000 Shane Walters ................Dover, OK ..................$1,000 Tim Williams ..................Noble, OK ..................$1,000 Wallace Townsend ..........Cache, OK ..................$1,000 Wyatt Muggli..................Lane, OK ....................$1,000

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#13 Handicap Wacey Bryant (Afton, OK) / Blake Larmon (Jay, OK), 32.72, $3,400 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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The world’s first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935. Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is generally credited with originating the parking meter. He filed for a patent for a “coin controlled parking meter” on May 13, 1935.

#12 West Benson (Tyler, TX) / Dale Martin (Alba, TX), 31.6, $4,160 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

time of 33.90 seconds on four steers. They won $6,760, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to the team of Butchie Levell and Gabriel Salgado and third place went to the team of Darcy Clark and John Gregory. The Incentive champions were James Gholson and Jay Gholson. Jake Clay of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Thayne Winterton from Lexington, Oklahoma took home the win of the #10 Division. They were 30.69 seconds on four steers and earned $7,000, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Clint Heller and Ryan Youngblood. The third place team was Danny Lang and Brett Williams. Kolton Mueggenborg and Nate Kirtley won the Incentive Average. The last day of the Oklahoma Winter Classic began with the #10 Gold Plus. Butch LeMay from Collinsville, Oklahoma teamed up with Craig Lawson of Paradise, Kansas to win first place in the Average. The team finished with a time of 33.21 seconds on four steers and won $4,780, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The second place finishers 70 / MAY 2014

and the Incentive Average champions were Seth Eldridge and Ralph Hudgins. Rod Pratt and Darin Freehling won third place in the main Average. Austin Massey from Kingman, Kansas and Danny Rutland from Augusta, Kansas finished first place in the Average of the #9 Division. They were 33.43 seconds on four steers and won $9,120, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Clay Dumos and Kody Keith and third place was Tyler Hobert and Randy Hamilton. The winners of the Incentive Average were the team of Dumos and Keith. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw and it provided the perfect conclusion to a great weekend of USTRC team roping. Dalton Dorman of Lindsay, Oklahoma and Jessey Osborn from Beaver, Oklahoma finished first place in the Average with a time of 25.10 on three steers. They won $5,380, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was David Michel and Jordan Lovins and third place was the Coffeyville, Kansas team of Joe Humble and Dillon Humble.


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#11 Clay Dumos (Velma, OK) / Nathan Fincher (Ardmore, OK), 33.9, $6,760 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Austin Massey (Kingman, KS) / Danny Rutland (Augusta, KS), 33.43, $9,120 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#10 Jake Cooper Clay (Sapulpa, OK) / Thayne Winterton (Lexington, OK), 30.69, $7,000 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Dalton Dorman (Lindsay, OK) / Jessey Osborn (Beaver, OK), 25.1, $5,380 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Louisiana

Championships $204,260 $135,084 $17,058 74.5%

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The #15 Division was next on the agenda. Kyler Spell from Silsbee, Texas was the star of the roping. He finished first and second place in the Average with heelers Cody Hogan from Pelican, Louisiana and Kelvin Rion from Reeves, Louisiana respectively. Spell and Hogan took first place with a time of 31.88 seconds on four steers. They won $2,028, trophy Gist Knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place in the Average was Cyle Denison and Trace Porter. Trent Harvey from Leesville, Louisiana teamed up with Jacup Dixon from Boyce, Louisiana and the pairing qualified to the short go of the #13 Division in the second call back position. They were 7.21 seconds on their last steer to put them at first PHOTOS COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

he Louisiana Championships is a favorite event for many team ropers. The action kicked off at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, Louisiana on March 14, 2014 and continued until the 16th. Team ropers from all over came to compete at the event produced by Steve and Sherry Judd. The first roping of the weekend was the Open Division. The team of Rusty Shaw from Pilot Point, Texas and Dane Brister from Brookhaven, Mississippi won the Average with a time of 50.82 seconds on five steers. Second place was Marcus Theriot and Chase Graves both from Poplarville, Mississippi. Third place in the main Average and first place in the Incentive Average went to Brad Robertson and Nick Kent.

Open Rusty Shaw (Pilot Point, TX) / Dane Brister (Brookhaven, MS), 50.82, $878

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#15 Handicap Kyler Spell (Silsbee, TX) / Cody Hogan (Pelican, LA), 31.88, $2,028 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

place with a time of 28.88 seconds on four steers. They won went to Sibley and Thomas Sinclair. Jody Watts from Kilgore, $3,164, trophy Gist Knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Texas and E.R. Scogin from Frierson, Louisiana won the Second place was Jared Gipson from Port Barre, Louisiana and Incentive Average. Lance McFarland with a time of 31.84 seconds on four steers. The win of the #11 Division went to Robbie Walker from Third place was Jordan Parsley and Kevin Bentley. FLEX EARNINGS – Louisiana Championships – West Monroe, LA The final roping of the first From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) day of the Louisiana Clay McDaniel ................Deville, LA ..................$7,000 Trenton Brown................Pleasant Hill, LA..........$3,000 Championships was the #12 Thomas Sinclair..............Pineville, LA................$7,000 Turner McGuffee ............Bossier City, LA ..........$3,000 Division. Tyler McGuffee from Chris E. Perry ................Arcadia, LA ................$6,000 Tyler McGuffee ..............Bossier City, LA ..........$3,000 Cole Curry......................Liberty, MS ................$6,000 Woody Moseley ..............Scottsville, TX ..............$3,000 Bossier City, Louisiana and Dan Dalton ....................Centreville, MS............$6,000 Brad Robertson ..............Hornbeck, LA ..............$2,000 Corey Sparks from Coushatta, David Earl Johnson ........Poplarville, MS ............$6,000 Kevin Bentley ................Rose Hill, MS ..............$2,000 Louisiana teamed up to win J.E. Viola ........................Bossier City, LA ..........$6,000 Nick Gonzales III ............Carriere, MS................$2,000 Keith Holbrook ..............Russellville, AR............$6,000 R.D. Carter ....................Wells, TX ....................$2,000 the Average. They were 30.56 Mike Sibley ....................Denham Springs, LA....$6,000 Bobby Doyle ..................Leesville, LA ..............$1,000 seconds on four steers and Cody Hogan ..................Pelican, LA..................$4,000 Bobby Leflett ................Bossier City, LA ..........$1,000 won $3,666, trophy Cowboy Heath Hayes ..................Waskom, TX ................$4,000 Bradley A. Malone ..........Plain Dealing, LA ........$1,000 James Miller ..................Dardanelle, AR............$4,000 Chance Dwight Collier ....Blue Springs, MS ........$1,000 Gold saddles and $6,000 in Kyler Spell ....................Silsbee, TX ..................$4,000 Chip Johnson..................Marshall, TX ................$1,000 USTRC Flex Earnings. Second Lance McFarland ............Bell City, LA ................$4,000 Cody Burgess ................Shreveport, LA ............$1,000 place was Emanuel (Mike Luke Ware......................Emerson, AR ..............$4,000 Coty Stephenson ............Ringgold, LA ..............$1,000 Mason Pitts ....................Haughton, LA..............$4,000 Cyle Denison ..................Iowa, LA ....................$1,000 Brittain) Sanders and Lance Robbie Walker ................Gilbert, LA ..................$4,000 Daniel Benson................Marshall, TX ................$1,000 McFarland with a time of 32.81 Vance Walters ................Cayuga, TX..................$4,000 Darren Johnson ..............Canton, MS ................$1,000 seconds. They took home Waymon Taylor ..............Springhill, LA ..............$4,000 Emanuel Sanders ..........Cuberville, TX ..............$1,000 Canyon Roan..................Greenwood, LA ..........$3,000 Eric Davis ......................Marshall, TX ................$1,000 $2,444 plus $2,000 in USTRC Colton Johnson ..............Coushatta, LA ............$3,000 Gabe Soileau..................Bunkie, IA ..................$1,000 Flex Earnings. Third went to Colton Rodriguez ............Pineville, LA................$3,000 Gavin Soileau ................Bunkie, IA ..................$1,000 Clay McDaniel and Lance Corey Sparks..................Coushatta, LA ............$3,000 Greg Williams ................Perkinston, MS ............$1,000 Coty Jeter ......................Springhill, LA ..............$3,000 Harvey McDaniel ............Deville, LA ..................$1,000 McFarland. Reba Ann Gonzales Danny Ruggles ..............Hackett, AR ................$3,000 Isaac Gandy ..................Baskin, LA ..................$1,000 and Vance Walters won the Dawn Murrell ................Elm Grove, LA ............$3,000 Jake Brice ......................Coushatta, LA ............$1,000 Incentive Average. Drew Coombs ................Boyce, LA ..................$3,000 Jared Gipson ..................Port Barre, LA ............$1,000 E.R. Scogin ....................Frierson, LA ................$3,000 Jed Sibley ......................Denham Springs, LA....$1,000 Keith Holbrook from Gary Warford ..................Sarepta, LA ................$3,000 Jesse Gates ....................Beckville, TX................$1,000 Russellville, Arkansas teamed Heath Warford ................Sarepta, LA ................$3,000 Jim Chappelear ..............Canton, MS ................$1,000 up with James Miller from Jake Darden ..................Centreville, MS............$3,000 Jim Herring ....................Pineville, LA................$1,000 James Carter ..................Brandon, MS ..............$3,000 Jim Young ......................Hallsville, TX................$1,000 Dardanelle, Arkansas and came Jamie Spillers ................Choudrant, LA ............$3,000 Jordan Parsley ................Troup, TX ....................$1,000 from the second call back Jaylan Holland................Henderson, TX ............$3,000 Justin Davidson ..............Elysian Fields, TX ........$1,000 position to win first place in Jody Watts ......................Kilgore, TX ..................$3,000 Keith Ganey ..................Trout, LA ....................$1,000 Kevin McNeal ................Pineville, LA................$3,000 Nick Kent ......................Grand Cane, LA ..........$1,000 the #12 Gold Plus. The pairing Michael Nash ................Marshall, TX ................$3,000 Reba Ann Gonzales ........Huntsville, TX ..............$1,000 caught four steers in 33.92 Mike Brown ..................Marthaville, LA............$3,000 Tommy Russell ..............Minden, LA ................$1,000 seconds and won $2,510, Scott Nadler ..................Greenbrier, AR ............$3,000 Trace Porter....................Leesville, LA ..............$1,000 Steven White ..................Hosston, LA ................$3,000 Ty Stroup ......................Houston, MS ..............$1,000 trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 Thomas Hunt..................Dardanelle, AR............$3,000 Wallace Greer ................Pollock, LA..................$1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Trent Harvey ..................Leesville, LA ..............$3,000 Second place was Mike Sibley and James Carter. Third place SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 73


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Gilbert, Louisiana and Thomas Sinclair from Pineville, Louisiana. They were 33.44 seconds on four steers and won $5,320, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team also won the Incentive Average, so they earned an additional paycheck plus trophy Gist buckles and $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Steven White and J.E. Viola. Third place in the Average was Daniel Benson and Coty Stephenson. Waymon Taylor from Springhill, Louisiana and Colton Johnson from Coushatta, Louisiana dazzled the crowd by taking the top honors in the #10 Division. As they caught their final steer in 9.02 seconds the crowd went wild. They took the lead with a time of 34.10 seconds with one team to go. As the high team back failed to catch their steer the stands erupted as Taylor and Johnson took home $6,214, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Luke Ware and Coty Jeter with a time of 36.42 seconds. Third place in the Average was Jim Chappelear and Darren Johnson. Luke Ware and Bradley Malone won the Incentive Average. The final day of the Louisiana Championships began with the #10 Gold Plus Division. David Earl Johnson from Poplarville, Mississippi teamed up with fellow Mississippi heeler Dan Dalton from Centerville to win first place in the Average. They also won the Incentive Average. The pair was high team back and finished the roping with a time of 33.97 seconds on four steers. The win paid them $5,210, two pair of trophy Gist buckles and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Chris Perry from Arcadia, Louisiana and Mike Brown from Marthaville, Louisiana with a time of 35.64 seconds on four steers. Third place went to Chris Perry and Jamie Spillers. The Louisiana team of Turner Mc Guffee from Bossier City and Trenton Brown from Pleasant Hill were the champions of the #9 Division. They bested the field by roping four steers in 31.94 seconds and winning $6,604, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Clay McDaniel

was the star of the roping as he finished second and third place in the main Average with heelers Drew Coombs and Mason Pitts respectively. McDaniel and Coombs were 34.30 seconds on four steers and earned $4,180 plus $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings, while he and Pitts stopped the clock in 38.03 seconds on four steers. Canyon Roan from Greenwood, Louisiana and Heath Hayes from Waskom, Texas won the Incentive Average. The Final Division was the #8 Pick/Draw. Cole Curry was on target and finished strong. He and header Jake Darden won the Average with a time of 25.94 seconds on three steers. They won $3,550, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Jaylan Holland and Curry won second place with a time of 26.49 seconds on three steers. Third place in the Average went to Kevin McNeal and Colton Rodriguez.

#13 Handicap Trent Harvey (Leesville, LA) / Jacup Dixon (Boyce, LA), 28.88, $3,164 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#12 Tyler McGuffee (Bossier City, LA) / Corey Sparks (Coushatta, LA), 30.56, $3,666 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#10 Waymon Taylor (Springhill, LA) / Colton Johnson (Coushatta, LA), 34.1, $6,214 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Turner McGuffee (Bossier City, LA) / Trenton Brown (Pleasant Hill, LA), 31.94, $6,604 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Jake Darden (Centreville, MS) / Cole Curry (Liberty, MS), 25.94, $3,550 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Tennessee

Championships

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$253,040 $166,001 $13,721 71%

Open Chris Chandler (Mount Juliet, TN) / Sam Smith (Athens, AL), 48.31, $1,198

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x2 Productions rolled into Franklin, Tennessee to produce the Tennessee Championships. The event took place March 21-23, 2014, and located just outside of Nashville was a perfect place to rope. The first roping of the weekend was the Open Division. Chris Chandler from Mount Juliet, Tennessee and Sam Smith from Athens, Alabama teamed up to win the Average. They won $1,198 in cash and ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second place in the Average was Clay Mitchell from Bolivar, Tennessee and Lane Mitchell from Bolivar, Tennessee. They also won the Incentive Average. Third place was Tim Glasco and Douglas Rich. The #15 Division was won by Neil Bourne from Springfield, Tennessee and Pineapple Figgeroa of Lynchburg, Tennessee. 76 / MAY 2014

They were 33.62 seconds on four steers and won $2,720, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Clay Mitchell and Lane Mitchell. Third place was Joel Colgrove from Alabama and Derrick Crawford of Tennessee. David Betts from Jonesboro, Arkansas teamed up with Ty Ferrell from Sikeston, Missouri to win first place in the Average of the #13 Division. They finished the roping with a time of 30.23 second on four steers. The win gave them $4,100, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Chip Phillips and Jimmy Kelly. Third place went to Brad Kincaid and Clark Adcock. In the #12 Division Cody Johnson of Dublin, Texas teamed up with Zack Mabry from Piedmont, Alabama to win the Average. The pairing roped four steers in 33.34 seconds


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#15 Handicap Neil Bourne (Springfield, TN) / Pineapple Figgeroa (Lynchburg, TN), 33.62, $2,720 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

and received $4,630, trophy Gist knives and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for their efforts. Second place in the Average was the team of John Johnson from Piney Flats, Tennessee and Ryan Pratt from Nashville, Tennessee. Third place was Anthony Garnett and Morgan Jones. Harve Reynolds from Missouri and Wade Harris of Arkansas won the Incentive Average. The second day of the Tennessee Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. Craig Flowers from Mineral Bluff, Georgia and Justin Ethridge from Bowdon, Georgia teamed up to win first place in the Average. They were 32.93 seconds on four steers. The win earned them $3,300, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Chip Phillips from Florence, Alabama and Ed Allen from Dadesville, Alabama. Mike Woolven and Allen won third place while the Incentive winners were Jeff Hartfield from Charlestown, Indiana and Heath Sanders from Leachville, Arkansas. Mike Woolven stuck paydirt again as he teamed up with Glenn Kelly to finish first place in the #11 Division.

FLEX EARNINGS – Tennessee Championships – Franklin, TN From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Dillon Thweatt ..............Murray, KY ..................$7,000 Brian Royal ..................Marbury, AL ................$6,000 Burt Osborn ..................Prattville, AL ................$6,000 Dorie Lund ..................Lynchburg, TN ..............$6,000 Ed Allen........................Dadeville, AL................$6,000 Justin Ethridge ..............Bowdon, GA ................$6,000 Lane Shelley ................Marion, KY ..................$6,000 Mike Woolven................Nettleton, MS ..............$6,000 Shane Holder ................Strawberry, AR ............$6,000 Casey Paris ..................Lewisburg, TN ..............$4,000 Casey Pigue..................Primm Springs, TN ........$4,000 Chip Phillips..................Florence, AL ................$4,000 Clay Mitchell ................Auburn, AL ..................$4,000 Dwight Lynch................College Grove, TN ........$4,000 Marvin Hammack ..........Orleans, IN ..................$4,000 Pineapple Figgeroa........Lynchburg, TN ..............$4,000 Blair Kelley ..................Florence, AL ................$3,000 Brice Long ....................Springfield, TN ..............$3,000 Casey Shaw ..................Pekin, IN ......................$3,000 Cody L. Johnson ............Dublin, TX ....................$3,000 Cody Stubbs..................Odenville, AL................$3,000 Connie Grindstaff ..........Marble Hill, MO ............$3,000 Craig Flowers................Mineral Bluff, GA ..........$3,000 David Betts ..................Jonesboro, AR ..............$3,000 Dustin Reid ..................Piedmont, AL ..............$3,000 Eric Law ......................Primm Springs, TN ........$3,000 Glenn Kelly ..................Hope Hull, AL ..............$3,000 Heath Sanders ..............Leachville, AR ..............$3,000 Jeffrey Hartfield ............Charlestown, IN............$3,000 Jimmy Miller ................Cookeville, TN ..............$3,000 Ken Roark ....................Lafayette, TN ................$3,000 Lawrence Moschera ......Thompsons Station, TN..$3,000 Lee Burkett ..................Trenton, TN ..................$3,000 Matthew Scales ............Lyles, TN ......................$3,000 Michell Hembree ..........Chatsworth, GA ............$3,000 Nathan Farmer ..............Asheville, NC ................$3,000 Neil Bourne ..................Springfield, TN ..............$3,000 Nick Govero ..................Sainte Genevieve, MO ..$3,000 Odell Hastings ..............Poplar Bluff, MO ..........$3,000 Sanford King ................Boaz, AL ......................$3,000 Shawn Reeves ..............Doniphan, MO..............$3,000 Tavon Bagsby................Columbia, TN................$3,000 Terry Moore ..................Limestone, TN ..............$3,000 Tommy Hand ................College Grove, TN ........$3,000

Ty Ferrell ......................Sikeston, MO................$3,000 Clay Mitchell ................Bolivar, TN....................$2,000 Douglas Rich ................Herrick, IL ....................$2,000 Kyle Bennett ................Murray, KY ..................$2,000 Lane Mitchell ................Bolivar, TN....................$2,000 Anthony Garnett............Hopkinsville, KY............$1,000 Ben Ray ......................Bertrand, MO ..............$1,000 Billy Lam......................Canton, GA ..................$1,000 Brad Kincaid ................Spring Hill, TN ..............$1,000 Brandon Warhurst..........Russellville, AL ............$1,000 Clark Adcock ................Smithville, TN ..............$1,000 Clay Futrell ..................Union Grove, NC ..........$1,000 Clay Tilley......................Marianna, AR ..............$1,000 David Aldridge ..............Rydal, GA ....................$1,000 Derrick Crawford ..........Lebanon, TN ................$1,000 Drue Stewart ................Corydon, IN..................$1,000 Garrett Smith ................Lebanon, TN ................$1,000 Harve Reynolds ............Ellsinore, MO................$1,000 Jake Kraus ....................Pacific, MO ..................$1,000 Jimmy Kelly ..................Eighty Four, PA ............$1,000 Joe Adcock ....................Smithville, TN ..............$1,000 Joel Colgrove ................Boligee, AL ..................$1,000 John Johnson ................Piney Flats, TN..............$1,000 Josh Phillips ..................Lexington, TN ..............$1,000 Justin Gossett ................Pollard, AR ..................$1,000 Keith Hanna..................Henryville, IN ..............$1,000 Lane McPheeters ..........Salem, IN ....................$1,000 Lonnie Rich ..................Herrick, IL ....................$1,000 Marvin Billings ..............Sparta, TN ....................$1,000 Matt Griswell ................Ramer, TN ....................$1,000 Morgan Jones................Leighton, AL ................$1,000 Nat Stewart ..................New Albaney, IN ..........$1,000 Nick Gonzales III ..........Carriere, MS ................$1,000 Ryan Pilkinton ..............Columbia, TN................$1,000 Ryan Pratt ....................Nashville, TN ................$1,000 Steve AllDay ................Shelbyville, KY ............$1,000 Steven Bagsby ..............Nolensville, TN..............$1,000 Tom Burns ....................Eagleville, TN................$1,000 Travis Brown ................Wirtz, VA ......................$1,000 Trey Lloyd ....................Mt. Ulla, NC ................$1,000 Tyler Thornton................Hoboken, GA................$1,000 Wade Harris ..................Piggott, AR ..................$1,000 Zac Paris ......................Franklin, TN ..................$1,000 Zach Kraus....................Pacific, MO ..................$1,000

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#13 Handicap David Betts (Jonesboro, AR) / Ty Ferrell (Sikeston, MO), 30.23, $4,100 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

They were 33.04 seconds on four steers and won $6,690, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was the team of Farthest distance in miles Cody Stubbs and Dillon traveled (as the crow flies) Thweat with a time of to the Tennessee 33.61 seconds on four Championships by Lucas steers. Third place was Albert of Llano, Texas Steve AllDay and Lane Mcpheelers. Kyle Bennett Number of buildings and Travis Brown won the in the city of Incentive Average. Franklin, TN that were turned The champions of the #10 Division were Dillon into Field Hospitals during Thweat from Murray, the Battle of Franklin on Kentucky and Lane November 30, 1864. Both Shelley from Crofton, the Carter and Carton historic Kentucky. They were 32.93 homes are still standing, and seconds on four steers to are testament to Franklin’s rich earn themselves a Civil War history. paycheck for $7,050, plus trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The duo also won the Incentive Average. Second place was Sanford King and Clay Mitchell with a time of 34.66 seconds on four. Third place was Kyle Bennett and Lane Shelley. Missouri and Arkansas took the top honors in the #10 Gold Plus Division. Nick Govero teamed up with Shane Holder to win first place with a time of 36.18 seconds on four steers. They earned $3,830, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Dustin Reid and Justin Ethridge and third place went to Brian

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#12 Cody Johnson (Dublin, TX) / Zack Mabry (Piedmont, AL), 33.34, $4,630 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

Royal and Burt Osborn both from Alabama. They also won the Incentive Average. Lee Burkett and Shane Holder teamed up to win first place in the Average of the #9 Division. They were 33.66 seconds on four steers and won $7,850, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Odell Hastings from Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Shawn Reeves from Doniphan, Missouri. Third place went to Tavon Bagsby and Casey Paris. The Incentive Average was won by Casey Pigue and Dwight Lynch with a time of 28.10 on three steers. Eric Law from Primm Springs, Tennessee and Ken Roark from Lafayette, Tennessee won the Average of the #8 Pick/Draw. They were 31.46 seconds on three steers and won $4,250, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Connie Grindstaff from Missouri and Marvin Hammack from Indiana. Third place was Matthew Scales and Jimmy Miller. The Tennessee Championships came to a close and team ropers from all over the East headed their respective directions. The event was a success and is one you will certainly want to attend in 2015.


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#11 Mike Woolven (Nettleton, MS) / Glenn Kelly (Hope Hull, AL), 33.04, $6,690 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#10 Dillon Thweatt (Murray, KY) / Lane Shelley (Marion, KY), 32.93, $7,050 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Lee Burkett (Trenton, TN) / Shane Holder (Strawberry, AR), 33.66, $7,850 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Eric Law (Primm Springs, TN) / Ken Roark (Lafayette, TN), 31.46, $4,250 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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South Texas Championships $431,270 $287,054 $20,119 71.2%

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outh Texas is a hotbed for team ropers and team roping activity. The USTRC’s South Texas Championships took place at the J.B. Wells Arena in Gonzales, Texas on March 28-30, 2014. The event welcomed a collage of team ropers to enjoy perfect weather conditions, some great hospitality and some outstanding team roping competition. The Open Division kicked off the weekend and Kenton Woodson and Ty Arnold finished first place in the Average with a time of 40.48 seconds on five steers. They won $2,128, trophy Gist spurs and ten points for the Priefert US Open Tour. Second went to Tyler Wade and Tyler Barton. They were 42.60 seconds on five steers and won $1,276. Third place was Kelsey

Open Kenton Woodson (Conroe, TX) / Ty Arnold (Midway, TX), 40.48, $2,128

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Parchman and Kinney Dale Harrell. Quisto Lopez and Mitch McGee won the Incentive Average. Brady Payne from Gilbert, Arizona and Skeeter Hill from Scottsdale, Arizonateamed up to win first place in the #15 Division. They were 29.94 seconds on four steers and earned $4,744, trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Jeremy Mascarro and Kyle Stamps. Third place in the Average was Mike Creech and Payden Bray. The winners of the #13 Division were Ryan Barfield from Hebbronville, Texas and Trey Alegria from Falfurrias, Texas. They were 30.05 seconds on four steers and won $6,990,


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#15 Handicap Brady Payne (Gilbert, AZ) / Skeeter Hill (Scottsdale, AZ), 29.94, $4,744 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

trophy Gist spurs and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Dillon Schults from Kingsbury, Texas and Sergio Gonzales from Jourdanton, Texas. They received $4,660 and $4,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was the team of Jack Curtis from Dripping Springs, Texas and Coy Brittain from Rockwall, Texas. The final roping of the day was the #12 Division. Wade Rhodes of George West, Texas and partner Clint Johnson from Jourdanton, Texas came from the fourth callback position to win first place in the Average. They were 33.48 seconds on four steers to win $6,578, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was James Naylor and Leroy Martinez with a time of 34.32 seconds on four steers. Third place in the Average was Robert Gonzales and Adan Flores. Rhodes and Johnson also won the Incentive Average. The second day of the South Texas Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus and lots of sunshine. The Kingsville, Texas team of Art Gutierrez and Andy Avelar were the champions of the roping.

FLEX EARNINGS – South Texas Championships – Gonzales, TX From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Chad Cisneros ..................Woodsboro, TX ..........$6,000 Karl Garza........................Beeville, TX ..............$6,000 Robbie Sharp ..................Montgomery, TX ........$6,000 Wade Rhodes ..................George West, TX ........$6,000 Adam Silguero..................Floresville, TX ............$5,000 Bailey Starns....................Port Lavaca, TX..........$4,000 Bill Howell ......................La Pryor, TX ..............$4,000 Brady Payne ....................Gilbert, AZ ................$4,000 Levi Boatright ..................Georgetown, TX ........$4,000 Nikki Rainey ....................Sabinal, TX................$4,000 Randy Gaydos ..................Pleasanton, TX ..........$4,000 Tanner Tomlinson ..............Angleton, TX..............$4,000 Tyler Cole ........................Magnolia, TX ............$4,000 Andy Avelar......................Kingsville, TX ............$3,000 Art Gutierrez ....................Kingsville, TX ............$3,000 Blaine Belknap ................Alvin, TX ..................$3,000 Brian Ellis ........................Richmond, TX ............$3,000 Bubba Hill........................Midway, TX................$3,000 Carson Seago ..................Livingston, TX............$3,000 Charles Bullock ................Shepherd, TX ............$3,000 Charles Edwin Bullock ......Shepherd, TX ............$3,000 Clint Johnson....................Jourdanton, TX ..........$3,000 Daniel Montellano ............................................$3,000 Dee Tiller..........................Gonzales, TX..............$3,000 Dustin Morrow..................Cuero, TX ..................$3,000 Eduardo Beltran ..............Houston, TX ..............$3,000 Emilio Cantu ....................Rio Grande City, TX....$3,000 Gilbert Gonzales ..............Jourdanton, TX ..........$3,000 Jaime Garza ....................Zapata, TX ................$3,000 Jason Rios ........................Gonzales, TX..............$3,000 Jay Hearn ........................Pleasanton, TX ..........$3,000 Joel Galvan ......................Charlotte, TX ............$3,000 John Toledo ......................Elgin, TX ..................$3,000 Joshua Dickinson ..............Bertram, TX ..............$3,000 Kelsey Wiley ....................Charlotte, TX ............$3,000 Kirby Blankenship ............Lampasas, TX ............$3,000 Kyle King ........................Industry, TX ..............$3,000 Lafayette (Tres) Moore ......Pleasanton, TX ..........$3,000 Leonel Lopez....................Rio Grande City, TX....$3,000 Leroy Martinez ................George West, TX ........$3,000 Lorraine Moreno ..............Mathis, TX ................$3,000 Louis Smith......................Saucier, MS ..............$3,000 Luis Guerra ......................Rio Grande City, TX....$3,000 Modesto Gonzales ............Brenham, TX ............$3,000 Morgan Gooding ..............Kyle, TX ....................$3,000

Rafael Garcia ..................Concepcion, TX ..........$3,000 Robbie White....................Angleton, TX..............$3,000 Ruben Martinez ................San Antonio, TX ........$3,000 Russ Cook........................Magnolia, TX ............$3,000 Ryan Barfield ..................Hebbronville, TX ........$3,000 Sammy Sorsby ................Tomball, TX ..............$3,000 Scott Fiedler ....................Kerrville, TX ..............$3,000 Skeeter Hill ......................Scottsdale, AZ ..........$3,000 Tim Kocian ......................Shiner, TX..................$3,000 Travis Richbourg ..............Magnolia, TX ............$3,000 Trey Alegria ......................Falfurrias, TX ............$3,000 Tristan Sivells ..................Harper, TX ................$3,000 Tyler Park ........................Huntsville, TX ............$3,000 Wade Hues ......................Shepherd, TX ............$3,000 Wes Swaim ......................Tilden, TX ..................$3,000 Willie Guerra ....................Linn, TX ....................$3,000 Wyatt Inderman................Goldthwaite, TX ........$3,000 Jack Curtis........................Dripping Springs, TX ..$2,000 Max Perez ........................Premont, TX ..............$2,000 Robert Gonzales ..............Jourdanton, TX ..........$2,000 Adolfo Palacios ................Premont, TX ..............$1,000 Alfonso Villarreal ..............Hebbronville, TX ........$1,000 Britton Shafer ..................Victoria, TX................$1,000 David Renk ......................San Isidro, TX ............$1,000 Dillon S. Shults ................Kingsbury, TX ............$1,000 Donny Fleming ................Bryan, TX ..................$1,000 Jack Wilhite ......................Ropesville, TX ............$1,000 James Naylor....................Tilden, TX ..................$1,000 Jeremy Mascorro ..............Beeville, TX ..............$1,000 Joe Garza ........................Edinburg, TX..............$1,000 Joey Garcia ......................Alice, TX....................$1,000 Jordan Wisener ................Lufkin, TX..................$1,000 Kelly Cox ........................Sealy, TX ..................$1,000 Kenny Garza ....................Gonzales, TX..............$1,000 Kevin Jones ......................Refugio, TX................$1,000 Logan Currie ....................Cotulla, TX ................$1,000 Mark Rush ......................Tomball, TX ..............$1,000 Matt Friedel......................Yoakum, TX ..............$1,000 Mike Creech ....................Terrell, TX..................$1,000 Quisto Lopez ....................Beeville, TX ..............$1,000 Roger Muse......................Lytle, TX....................$1,000 Scott Currie......................Hondo, TX ................$1,000 Shawn Egg ......................Edna, TX ..................$1,000 Tanner Green....................Cotulla, TX ................$1,000 Trinidad Flores..................Von Ormy, TX ............$1,000

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They were 35.91 seconds on four steers and took home $4,464, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the main Average was Randy Gaydos and Gilbert Gonzales. Third place went to Wade Rhodes and Willie Guerra. Louis Smith and John Toledo won the Incentive Average with a time of 34.61 on three steers. They took home $2,658, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The winners of the #11 Division were Blaine Belknap and Tanner Tomlinson with a time of 35.93 seconds on four steers. They earned $9,380, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping went to Carson Seago from Livingston, Texas and Charles Edwin Bullock from Shepherd, Texas with a time of 36.16 seconds on four steers. They received $5,940 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for their efforts. Third place was Jay Hearn and Leroy Martinez. Kevin Jones and David Lee Sayre won the Incentive Average. After everything was all said and done in the #10 Division, Adam Silguero from Floresville, Texas and Joel Galvan of Charlotte, Texas emerged as the winners. They finished the roping with a time of 35.42 seconds on four steers and won $10,662, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Wyatt Indermann from Goldthwaite, Texas and Kirby Blankenship from Lampasas, Texas with a time of 36.70 seconds on four steers. They took home $6,664 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place in the roping was Robbie White and Brian Ellis. Donny Fleming and Kelly Cox won the Incentive Average. The final day of the South Texas Championships began with the #10 Gold Plus. Karl Garza and Chad Cisneros won the Average by roping four steers in 39.02 seconds. They earned

$5,388, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tyler Park from Huntsville, Texas and Bubba Hill from Midway, Texas. Third place went to Wade Hues and Charles Bullock. Garza and Cisneros also took home the Incentive Average win. Emilio Cantu and Lorraine Moreno from Rio Grande City and Mathis, Texas teamed up to win first place in the #9 Division with a time of 35.27 seconds on four steers. They took home $12,612, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Nikki Rainey and Bill Howell with a time of 36.42 on four steers. They received $7,882 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for their efforts. Third place was the team of Tristan Sivells and Scott Fiedler. The Incentive Average was won by Levi Boatright and Bailey Starns. The last roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw and the winners were Daniel Montellano and Ruben Martinez. They were 31.41 on three steers and won $5,750, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Morgan Gooding of Kyle, Texas and Kyle King from Industry, Texas. Third place went to Kelsey Wiley and Rafael Garcia.

#13 Handicap Ryan Barfield (Hebbronville, TX) / Trey Alegria (Falfurrias, TX), 30.05, $6,990 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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The year of the Battle of Gonzales. On October 2 rebellious Texans and Mexican soldiers clashed in the small town of Gonzales. This minor skirmish resulting in only one casualty, would have much larger consequences, as it is considered to be the first battle of Texas' War of Independence.

#12 Wade Rhodes (George West, TX) / Clint Johnson (Jourdanton, TX), 33.48, $6,578 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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#11 Blaine Belknap (Alvin, TX) / Tanner Tomlinson (Angleton, TX), 35.93, $9,380 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#10 Adam Silguero (Floresville, TX) / Joel Galvan (Charlotte, TX), 35.42, $10,662 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#9 Emilio Cantu (Rio Grande City, TX) / Lorraine Moreno (Mathis, TX), 35.27, $12,612 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

#8 PickDraw Daniel Montellano / Ruben Martinez (San Antonio, TX), 31.41, $5,750 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings

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Jr. Looper Champions

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Valley of the Sun Championships 10 to 12 6 and Under 7 to 9 Gabriel Franklin Colton Sherwood Logan Dickson

Eastern Nebraska Championships 10 to 12 6 and Under 7 to 9 Houston Stephens Hyatt Stephens Jett Straight Ryan Sheperd Remi Wells Brent Carlton

Oklahoma Winter Classic 10 to 12 7 to 9 Heath Winterton Klay Yauss Tarrin Snow Dace Morris

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Louisiana Championships 10 to 12 7 to 9 Peyton Walters Dylan Smith Zach Cole Jett Stephenson

6 and Under Wes Starkey Tanner Chapplear

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South Texas Championships 10 to 12 6 and Under 7 to 9 Logan Moore Ryan Mucha Colton Ramirez Gage Brooks Dylan Smith Landon Thomas

Tennessee Championships 10 to 12 6 and Under 7 to 9 Preston Bagsby Jack Luna Wyatt Pace LeAnne Pace Bryce Jones Emma Collins 86 / MAY 2014


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Riding Herd by Lee Pitts

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he accused entered the courtroom wearing on orange jump suit, with his arms shackled to his waist. He looked for his wife’s friendly face amongst the angry crowd while outside the courthouse the police and the National Guard kept an angry crowd at bay. They carried signs that read, “Free Food” and “Down With Ag.” “Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the court of public opinion is now in session, The Honorable Liberal Wingnut presiding. The court will now hear the case of the U.S. Government versus Mr. Fodder Feeder who is accused of being both a farmer and a rancher.” The government lawyer rose from his seat and approached the defendant. “Mr. Feeder, would you tell the court what you do for a living?” “I farm, have a small feedlot and run some cows.” “In other words, you use a greenhouse gas spewing tractor to grow

crops that you then feed to waterwasting cattle to produce unhealthy beef. Am I missing any other heinous act you engage in, Mr. Feeder?” “But I feed people,” said Fodder in self-defense. “Objection your honor. That is not relevant to this case and I’d ask that the defendant’s answer be stricken from the record.” “So ruled,” said the angry judge as he hammered his gavel and gave Fodder a dirty glance, and a $10,000 fine. “Mr. Feeder, have you ever used pesticides, herbicides, or GMO seeds?” asked the prosecutor. “Yes,” admitted the defendant as the crowd gasped in horror. “Mr. Feeder, do your cattle belch and emit gas after eating the corn you grow?” “I suppose so. Don’t we all?” replied Fodder as those in the court tried to suppress their giggles and guffaws. “You’re out of order,” roared the

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Judge, “and I hold you in contempt of this court!” The prosecutor then gave Fodder a photo and said, “Do you recognize this person?” “I better, it’s my wife,” joked Fodder. “Isn’t it true Mr. Feeder that you work your wife 12 hours a day feeding hay, doctoring calves and running to town for parts without any rest and then expect her to raise the kids and keep the house? Isn’t it also true that you waste precious water by making her irrigate while people in cities can’t even water their lawns or fill their hot tubs? And then you have the nerve to take a shower every day!” “Well, it is a dirty job but someone has to do it,” replied the befuddled Fodder. “I assure you Mr. Feeder that has no bearing on this case.” He then handed Fodder another photo and asked, “Do you know what this ghastly device is?” “Yes, it’s a squeeze chute and I use one to confine cattle so that I may administer vaccinations in a safe manner.” Just then a PETA protester in the courtroom threw a head of lettuce at Fodder but she missed wide right and the leafy projectile walloped the court reporter instead. “Where were you on the night of March 11?” the prosecutor bored on. “I was at a Farm Bureau meeting? said Fodder. “Ah hah! You admit then that you are a member of a rural terrorist organization whose mission is to do away with the Environmental Protection Agency!” It went on like this for two days until, finally, Judge Wingnut left Fodder’s future in the hands of 12 people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty. They were a microcosm of today’s society: three jurors were unemployed, three were federal employees, three were students and one poor sap was a working stiff. Needless to say, they voted for a guilty verdict in an 11 to 1 vote. Judge Wingnut then pronounced the sentence. “If it were left up to me Mr. Feeder I would give you the death penalty. Instead, I am bound by the law to sentence you to life doing hard labor without pay, where your every move will be watched by government guards.” “No offense your Honor,” said Fodder as he was led from the courtroom, “but I fail to see how that is any different than what I do now.” wwwLeePittsbooks.com


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On the Edge of Common Sense

by Baxter Black, DVM

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ohn lives down the road from me. We have cattle across the fence from each other. He is good at a lot of things; carpentry, electronics, sports and hunting, but cows are not his strong suit. He runs a handful on 90 acres. He called me one day askin’ if we had seen a cow of his. I told him we had cleared the pasture and had not seen her in with our bunch. I left town for a weekend and when I returned he had left a message to call. I did. “I found her,” he said. “Good.” Says I, and then he tells me the story. His pasture was pretty well grazedover so John walked the fence line to see if he could see a break (yes, he did walk it in his hiker boots, backpack, baseball cap and scope). There was a hand-made cattle guard on an abandoned Forest Service road. The rundown gate (WPA 1968) had been pushed over. John walked through on to Federal property. After a thorough scanning of the hillside, he saw a dark object next to a span of cross fence. He actually used his Swarovski spotting scope. He traversed an arroyo and some rough ground before he reached the dark object. It was his cow, alright. She had tried to jump or claw through the bob wire fence and got stuck! Now, anybody who messes with cows has a story to tell about how tough cows are; how they’ve fallen out of trucks, been pulled out of the mud with horses and ropes, lifted with

bucket loaders, hefted from wells by helicopter, rescued from flooded roof tops…I’ve seen them crash into a post and wobble off, get hit by a car or fall over a ledge, then roll, jump up and keep runnin’! Of course, delivering a 120 lb. calf is no “piece of cake” either! John’s cow had straddled the wire fence. She was dehydrated, had some lesions from the barbs that were swollen and infected. Her whole weight seemed to be sagging on the wire. She’d been there at least 3 days. It took John an hour to walk back to the shed and get a pair of fencing pliers and return. “Wow!” I said, “How’s she

doin’ today?” “Up and at’um. I’ve given her Penicillin. She’s in the corral, I’m feedin’ her. She’s actin’ like nothing happened.” “Them cows are sure tough,” I said. John had a habit of naming his cows, usually after something pertinent to their timing, personality or appearance. For example, he had a calf named Wednesday, a heifer named Rainy, a cow named Dolly Parton and an outlaw steer named Tiffany after his daffy sister-in-law. “What did you name her?” I joked. “Whataya think? Barbie!” www.baxterblack.com

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Other Half

by Gracie Mae

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

Old Habits and Young Blood

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squatted down beside him. “I guess old habits are hard to break,” Grandpa offered an explanation. “Besides my reflexes and reaction time is a lot different than yours.” I appreciated the time the elder took with the kids. It was true, the differences in the generations and the way they roped and viewed winning and how they changed to fit the scenario. The kids were haphazard, a bit wild and uninhibited in their roping. The older generation was more methodical, more thoughtful, made each shot count and roped with an intensity that put the kids to shame. I remember watching the Century Roping at the Cinch USTRC National Finals and how intense the older ropers were and focused on what they had to do. Yet, they had a good time, never missed a chance to chastise each other and all of them came out winners whether they drew a check or not. The kids, on the other hand, never gave it a thought, they roped with a wild carefree, open unrestrained spontaneous drive and you often saw them angry, frustrated, with a confusion that didn’t last long but was still present when they messed up or threw it away through carelessness or a rashness that was indicative of their age and immediate gratification. Boss’s dad taking the time to explain to Buzzy was an appreciated characteristic that only comes with age. I think about the time Boss and I spend with the kids and helping them rope and learn to ride. We were always spending time with them in the arena because roping is most always a family affair but despite teaching to ride and rope we couldn’t teach them to win. That just happened to be something they had to figure out themselves. As Grandpa stood up Buzzy cupped his hand inside Boss’s dad’s gloved hand and said, “You know Grandpa guess you have already won a lot more than me. Do you think I need to slow down more so I can catch better?” That was a legitimate question also. I smiled as I watched the pair start off toward where the horses were tied. I followed close behind just because I was curious as to the response that was to follow. “Buzzy, no man, I don’t care how good he is can tell another one how to rope or for that matter how to live or how to win. It is just sort of something you have to figure out on your own. Now, me and your dad, well,


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we can show you all the basic steps and supposedly right moves and what to do in certain situations but there just comes a time when you have to find your style of roping and figure out what makes you a winner. Some things are going to work for you and a lot of things won’t.” “How will I know?” Buzzy questioned very seriously. “It’s like this,” the man continued. “My roping has slowed down over the years because I’m getting older and a little more cautious. I still want to win in the worse way but not to the point of hurting myself or putting my horse in jeopardy. Doesn’t mean I’m afraid. It just means I’ve learned to rope by compensating for my age. You have to learn to rope and do with what works for you. Find your niche and go for broke. It will either work or it won’t and if it doesn’t you go back to the practice pen and stay there. You practice, not until you do it right, but you practice until it’s always right. You practice until right is the only way you do it. You will know when you reach that point.” “But Grandpa, I want to win all the time,” Buzzy challenged. “I don’t want to ever lose. I don’t want to ever miss and I hate second.” “I hate second too, Buzzy,” Grandpa said, “but sometimes second challenges us to be better and improve. Sometimes, second takes us down a notch so we can see what the other guy is feeling and dealing with. Sometimes, we have to be second to give that other roper a chance and to exhibit sportsmanship and good fellowship.” “Have you thought that maybe your dad lets you win sometimes just to build your confidence?” the elder asked. “How do you feel when you really win or someone just lets you win?” Buzzy closed his eyes and an intense look of concentration and contemplation furrowed his brow. When he opened his eyes his granddad was staring intensely at him. “Something to think about isn’t it?” the elder said. “You want to win because you worked hard to get there, to do it right and to make things happen. It means more if you earned it than if it was just given to you, right?” You could see that Buzzy was in deep thought. “It’s like when I intentional miss the dummy so that June Bug can win when we play right?” “Yep, pretty much!” Grandpa agreed. “You love and care about June Bug so you

help her along. You work to build her confidence. You challenge her to do her best but sometimes she just needs a little assurance that she really can rope as good as you do. Does that make sense? It doesn’t mean you don’t keep trying to win. We work hard to win no matter what our style or purpose but a true winner walks out of the arena a better man whether he drew a pay check or not.” “You are the young bloods of team roping,” the elder continued. “By the same token you are the future of this sport. My way of roping involves old habits I’ve had for years. I probably would be a better roper if I could rope like you young guns do but by the same token I’ve grown accustomed to what works for me. We are never too old to learn and we are never too old to do new and different things. We should all try new things and utilize new ideas. However, me roping against a young gun like you, well, nine out ten M times you are going to beat me. Once in a while when your game is off I will beat you and when I do, well, you’ve a lesson to learn there while I get to bask in the limelight. Your time will come again, no doubt. Does any of this make sense to you?” he finished with his hand on Buzzy’s shoulder and a smile of admiration and acceptance on his face. “Yep, sure does Grandpa,” Buzzy said as he climbed up on his horse. “I’ll tell you what I’ll just match you in a four head heeling match. How does that sound? It will be a young gun against an old habits roper. You want too?” Buzzy finished excitedly. Boss was chosen to head for the two heelers. On the first steer out Buzzy slipped a leg and Boss’s dad performed the ultimate panty hose. Buzzy couldn’t believe it. One “young gun” humbled!” “What was the lesson learned?” Boss’s dad hollered to Buzzy as they rode back up the pen. Buzzy tucked his lip and gave it some thought before he answered. “I guess don’t be so smart and cocky!” Buzzy said with a frown. “I just figured I could beat you cuz you rope using old habits?” He questioned his response. “Team Roping is head game, Buzzy, and you just lost the first round,” Boss’s dad said almost smugly. Lesson learned. “Now let’s go rope another one!” Keep Ropin, Love Gracie

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

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

The Core of the Matter

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lthough the title of this month’s installment is The Core of the Matter, the real message I hope you take from it is that the core does matter. Although there are many different contexts in which the term “core” can be used and several different definitions for each of those contexts, this month I want us to focus on “your core” and how it relates to your team roping. As I have mentioned the last couple of months, I recently had the experience of attending roping school at the NRS Training Center in Decatur, Texas and I must admit that it was one of the most enlightening experiences I have ever … experienced. One of the coolest things about it was that I learned so much about my roping, but interestingly enough I also learned a lot about your roping. And at the core of that learning was the undeniable fact that “core” does matter. I guess we better start by defining what your core actually is. Although those in the fitness and rehab world love to spend countless hours discussing the possible definitions of the term I just like to simplify it by saying that “your core is defined by you.” Sounds kind of like a non-committal description but in reality it is the essence of why the concept of “core training” is the hottest thing going in the world of fitness. Just like no two people have identical fingerprints I can assure you that no two people have identical cores either. It is really the impetus for the personal trainer phenomenon since training your core effectively and efficiently is a very personal matter. So I guess we better take a minute and discuss where your core actually is before we carry it much further. I like to say that your core runs from your head 92 / MAY 2014

to your toes. Simple as that! And since it encompasses the entire body it is safe to say that your core is the middle section of the body. It is located superior to the pelvic region and inferior to the thoracic region and you could say that your bellybutton is right in the middle of your core. Okay, I’m just going to say it… Your core is basically your “gut,” your “love handles” or your “beer belly,” for a few it also has another name associated with the consumption of said beer, “my six-pack.” No matter what you may call it ultimately you have to call it yours. So why is the core important in team roping? The answer’s complexity is best understood by the answer’s simplicity. Your core matters in team roping because your core matters in everything you do… or maybe even don’t do. That midsection of our bodies is so important in our ability to function that for years we couldn’t comprehend living our lives without it. We sort of flirted with it when Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons started running around making videos, but let’s face it… Richard Simmons and team roping? I think NOT!!! So let’s get back to the real reason for this month’s discussion of “your core” and what it means to “your roping.” Team roping requires that an equine element be involved in the process. It also requires the use of a saddle requiring the participant to rope in a seated position. Although you may never have thought about it like this, the most difficult time you will have using your core correctly is when you are in the seated position. Compound that with the fact that you are performing some pretty important actions both above and below your core while team roping and the importance of “your core” and “your roping” should really be


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clearly understood by ropers. So how did all of this core awareness rhetoric come about as the result of spending a little time at roping school? Position… Position… Position… I would venture to say that there has never been a roping school, roping video or even a serious roping discussion where those three words were not uttered when talking about where your horse should be during a run. Although the absolute truth, there has unfortunately been somewhat of a disconnect between Position… Position… Position… and your body in the different phases of a run. We all know what we need to be doing, it is just that for most of us no one has ever broken down exactly how to get it done anatomically. If you don’t believe me just plug in a team roping instruction DVD and pretty soon you will hear things like balance, weight transition, body rotation sit down, stand up or any number of other physical tasks that you should be performing. If I were to line up all of the leading instructors I doubt that they ALL would totally agree on anything but I can guarantee you that if I were to give them a clinic on the physiology of core stability/mobility they would all leave agreeing on one thing. Believe it or not it has been at the core of our sport from the very beginning and hopefully it will remain a part of the core of our sport for years to come. If you don’t believe me, I would ask you to take the 31 Day Core Challenge that I will be hosting at www.sportsmedicinestable.com beginning May 1. It is a 30-day program designed to help team ropers of any level get a basic understanding of and to assist in the development of those “core tools” that we need to get the job done. It is something that my team has been working on for months now and I know that if you are willing to spend just a few minutes a day, each day in May it will have a positive impact on your roping and perhaps on your life in general. When I get right down to it the desire to positively impact those two areas is at the core of what this monthly installment has been about for almost twenty years. Until next month. Good Luck… Good health… Good Roping… Good Riddance… & God Bless!!

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Walt Woodard

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e all want things to run smoothly all the time. I do, but they don’t. You can plan and prepare, but unexpected things happen and when they do, you have to be able to think on your feet and be creative. My years in the rodeo business have taught me to do just that. Being broke down in small town America with three horses, very little money and no one to call builds character. Living on the road has taught me about people, and that most of them are basically good. The thing it teaches you the most is that you are consistently coming in contact with someone who you have to work with to get you going. Working with one another is what this world is all about. The gate men who won’t let you into the rodeo grounds because you can’t find your PRCA card, even though your license plates are from a different state and you have a horse trailer full of horses, is convinced you’re trying to sneak in. You can argue and make a big scene, and when you’re finished you’re still not in the gate. How can I get in this gate without my card? How can I get what I want, and give this guy what he wants, if I don’t have what he needs? The only way is to work with the guy. Before long, you’re on your way. Another obstacle is overcome, and another lesson learned. I always felt that I was pretty slick when it came to getting around, but many years ago something happened on my way to a rodeo that was the ultimate challenge. My partner at the time and I planned a great week of rodeos in the Northwest. We were in Nampa, Idaho for a few days of practice and rest before our rodeo week began. Wednesday morning, we would drive from Nampa to Canby, Oregon and rope a steer there Wednesday night. Thursday would be a day off for rest and practice. Friday night, we would rope our second steer at Caldwell then drive to LeGrand, Oregon and rope a steer there at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. We would compete at Hepner, Oregon Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.,

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then drive to Canby for our second steer and rope that night. The final part of the plan was to drive back to Caldwell and compete in the finals. Easy week! Our practice on Monday took all day, and that interfered with the golf game I had planned for late afternoon (I didn’t like that.) So I decided that because we weren’t going to leave until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, I would get up early and tee off at 7 a.m. I could get in at least nine holes and still be ready by 10. We had decided to take my partner’s rig, and he had a camper with a shower in it. I could shower going down the road, put my sweats on and take a nap before it was my turn to drive. Sounded like a plan. So Monday night, I loaded all my stuff and told him I’d be back around 9:50, just in time to load my horse and get in. Tuesday morning rolled around and I got up early, teed off at 6:50 a.m. and shot 39 on the front nine. For those of you who don’t understand golf, let me tell you that 39 is some awesome golf. I was back at the house by 9:45 and in the camper going down the road by 10. I could tell this was going to be a great week. Canby, Oregon is about 450 miles from Nampa, Idaho, so it was important that we leave no later than 10 a.m. We figured that it would take us around nine hours. The rodeo started at 7 p.m., but because we were entering Pacific Time zone we should arrive around 6 p.m., which would be perfect. As I expected, my partner wanted to start off driving, so I got in the camper, showered and crawled into the bed above the cab for some serious sleep. Shooting 39 takes a lot out of a guy. We had been on the road about an hour and a half, when I felt the truck come to a stop. I peeked out the window and I saw we were at a gas station in Baker, Oregon. I decided that since we had been on the road only a short time, I wasn’t getting up. It seemed like we were stopped there forever, so I decided to get up and find out what was wrong. When I walked in the store where you pay for the fuel, the door was about 40 feet from the cashier. My partner and the

cashier were in a heated discussion because the sign out front said diesel was 40 cents per gallon less than it was on the pump. He simply asked her why. She must have been having a bad day, because she went off. “You don’t have the proper permits that entitle you to buy diesel at that price and you should know that!” Well he was not happy about her jumping on him, so that started it. I walked in and stood inside the door for a couple of seconds and decided not to say anything because it sounded like they were both mad and since I was having such a great day I wanted to stay out of the battle. I needed to use the restroom, but I didn’t want him to leave me because he didn’t see me get out of the camper. So I stood where I was for about a minute waiting for a break in the argument. Finally, I realized that this thing could go on for quite awhile, so I said his name. He didn’t hear me, so I said it again. He turned around and looked right at me, he didn’t say a word and turned back around and started talking to this woman again. I thought to myself, “Man, he must really be mad,” so off to restroom I went. When I came out of the restroom, I looked out toward the fuel islands and the rig was gone. My mind told me that he must have pulled around to the back of the station to unload the horses, then reality set in. I realized that we don’t unload every two hours and I looked toward the freeway. I could see the on ramp to the freeway. I could see a brown truck and trailer that looked a lot like the one I had been in, heading west. Panic set in! I ran out the doors like I was going to catch him on foot, and I stopped and stared as my partner sped away. Just then, an old Toyota pickup rolled in with three teenage boys in the front seat and a motorcycle in the back of the truck. The motorcycle was a dirt bike that looked like it had been in a wreck because it was bent and covered with mud. The little truck reminded me of a vehicle that a rancher would use to irrigate with. It was old and beat up, but it looked like transportation to me. I ran up to the driver as he was getting out. I pointed toward the freeway and said, “You see that brown truck and trailer?” He looked at me and nodded yes. I said, “I’m supposed to be in it and I’ll give you $10 a piece if you can catch up to him.” Every one of the boys in the truck had their caps on backward, and from the looks of them and their truck, ten bucks


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would go a long way. The driver looked at me and said, “You got a deal.” They all piled back in the front and I jumped in the back with the motorcycle, and away we went. My partner wasn’t a fast driver. Usually he drove between 60 and 65 mph, but he had about a two mile head start and the chase began. With the teenage boys in the front with their caps on backward, me in the back, and this old Toyota going as fast as it would run, we were catching up; not catching up fast, but we were making up some ground. We closed to about half a mile when I thought I felt the little Toyota misfire. I was not sure what was happening, then I heard it again. We started to lose power, then BANG, a big puff of smoke appeared and we were now coasting west on I-84. We coasted to a stop and everyone jumped out because things were kind of smokey. We all looked under the hood, and then they looked at me and asked what I thought the problem was. I said I wasn’t a mechanic, but that stream of oil that was running out of the bottom of the engine couldn’t be a good sign. Then he asked me if he could still have the money even though he didn’t catch my ride. I said, “Gladly,” and paid them, then started trying to flag down a truck. I looked at my watch so I would have an idea of how far ahead of me he was.That way, when I finally got a ride, I could make some sort of plan. I was practically standing in the middle of the freeway waving my arms when a truck finally stopped. I took off running after him and before he could get completely stopped I was in the passenger door. I explained to him what happened, and down the road we went. I had been on the side of the road eight minutes. I told the trucker that I figured my ride was about 10 miles ahead of us and if he could average 70 miles per hour, we could catch him. He said that the company that he drove for had put a governor on the truck and it wouldn’t run over 65 mph. I asked him if he could get on his CB radio and call ahead and tell a truck that was about 10 miles ahead to try to get my ride stopped. He said the CB would only reach about two miles and he would do what he could. I had several things to consider. First, I had to watch the exits because if it dawned on him that his team roping partner was no longer in the camper, he’d turn around and go back. If that

happened and he got back to the station, he wouldn’t have any idea where I went. Besides, I didn’t want him to go back because I was afraid he and that woman at the desk would get in a fist fight. I knew that if he got down the road about 60 miles before he figured out I wasn’t in there, he wouldn’t go back because he couldn’t make the rodeo in time. So I had to watch all exits, watch the eastbound side of the freeway, and try to get this trucker to drive as fast as his truck would run. One of the good things in my favor was that the truck I was in would run as fast up hill as it did down. I knew we were making up ground, because my partner’s truck was a gutless wonder. Page 1 Every five or ten minutes, my trucker friend would get on his CB and tell my story. Every trucker within the sound of his voice would return the call always laughing and ask how stupid was I. I told them my story and how he had looked right at me and still The abuse JE left me. MONTH DEC was worth it, because I had a lot of people involved as they found my plight amusing. Fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty miles down the road and still no sight of my ride. But we were getting reports of trucks going east who had seen my rig going west. I knew he hadn’t turned around and that was good news. Up ahead, my partner still thought I was asleep up above the cab. He saw no movement through the boot, but all he could see was the lower bed so he didn’t think anything was wrong. By now, I felt pretty good. My horse was still going toward Canby, and even if he discovered I was out of the rig now, he wouldn’t turn back. So all I had to be concerned about was getting myself to the rodeo. I thought I had everything under control when my trucker friend told me that he was turning off in 20 miles because he was going to Yakama! I asked him if he could call to another trucker that was behind us going to Portland and ask if one of them could pick me up. He did, and the response was immediate because by now my saga had become legendary. About ten miles before my friend had to turn off, we got a faint report from a trucker up ahead that he had my man in sight and he was going to try to catch him. Five minutes went by with no communication, and then in a clear voice over the CB a trucker said, “I got him stopped.” He told us what mile marker he was at, and we were only four miles behind him. When the trucker who got him pulled over told him why he stopped

him, my partner said that he didn’t have time to go all the way back to Baker and pick me up. The trucker said, “You don’t have to, he’ll be here in three minutes.” The 18-wheeler pulled up behind my partner’s trailer, we shook hands and I thanked him for all his help. He said that it had been kind of fun. I got in my partner’s truck, this time in front, and continued to Canby. When I got back in, my partner said that it had crossed his mind that I might not be in the camper but said that he knew I’d get there somehow on time, and he was right. I love the quote that says, “I have done so much for so long with so little, I can now do almost anything with nothing.” That applied in this situation. I never quit going toward my destination all day, and had overcome several obstacles to get to where I was. Looking back now, that day really wasn’t much different BUILT BYfrom CR the last 58 years, IN HOUSE PROOF and I don’t have any immediate plans of changing my philosophy any time soon. Until next month, Thanks for your time Walt Woodard

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our website, facebook page, and the SuperLooper for ads for these events. Many of us have experienced a rather long, cold, dreary winter, which can cause depression in some. As I reflect back, only a couple of things are the medicine we need to revive our spirits: time spent with family and time spent on a horse! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man.” —Winston Churchill. So spend a little time in therapy! Do something fun with your family and get on your horse and go rope somewhere! You won’t regret either one!

ello Ropers! If you didn’t attend the NTRL/Lubrisyn Big Ticket in Tunica, MS, you missed an outstanding event! We had a cash payout of over $193,000 and a prize line valued at $50,000. Sam’s Town was very hospitable to everyone with a great rate on rooms as well as $10 vouchers for those Player’s cards! We thank all of our sponsors for enabling us to put on an event such as the Lubrisyn Big Ticket and are looking forward to next year! By purchasing a USTRC card, a roper is eligible to rope in any NTRL sanctioned event, as well as any USTRC or WSTR event. JX2 Productions hosts NTRL, USTRC, and WSTR qualifiers. You also can get Flex Earnings at any of the USTRC or NTRL sanctioned events. Keep a watch on

Thanks to our Sponsors:

See ya soon! — Pam Smith

Gustafson Farms Covered Arena Green Cove Springs, FL June 28, 2014 Books open 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. #12 Handicap $35/roper #11 $35/roper #10 $35/roper #9 Pick1/Draw 1, $70/roper #8 Pick1/Draw 1, $70/roper Equibrand Products to Average Winners NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-3rd in the Average 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required.

Info and Directions Call: Scott Elliott 386/867-1299

TRIAD numbers only

APRIL

2014 NTRL Schedule

April 26, 2014

MAY

Fax 423/575-2296 E-mail: pam@jx2events.com or jx2ropin@yahoo.com www.jx2events.com www.facebook.com/jx2andntrlteamroping NTRL Website: www.nationalteamropingleague.com

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Screven, GA

A

Heavenly Acres Arena

Ronnie Mullis

A

Circle A Arena

Scott Elliott

April 26, 2014

Shelbyville, KY

Q

May 2-4, 2014

Jacksonville, FL

WSTR/Truck Roping

April 27, 2014

May 3, 2014

NTRL OFFICE 423/575-2295

A = Affiliate; Q = Qualifier; R = Regionals

May 10-11, 2014 May 16, 2014

Live Oak, FL

Campbell, NY Memphis, TN

Lewisburg, OH

May 17, 2014

Greensboro, GA

May 30, 2014

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Big Ticket/WSTR A

Allday Arena

John Johnson

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Agricenter Showplace Arena

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Osburn Arena

Circle G Arena

Will Osburn Steve Rickley

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Green Co. Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

Marianna, FL

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Jackson Co. Ag Center

John Johnson

June 14, 2014

Campbell, NY

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Osburn Arena

Will Osburn

June 28, 2014

Screven, GA

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Heavenly Acres Arena

Ronnie Mullis

May 24, 2014

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June 28, 2014

Screven, GA

Green Cove Spings, FL

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Heavenly Acres Arena

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Heavenly Acres Covered Arena and Restaurant May 24, 2014 - Screven, GA Saddle/Buckle Series for 2014 at Heavenly Acres Arena! Prizes given away at Finals, December 13. Must attend minimum of 6 ropings at Heavenly Acres to qualify for prizes at Finals! Future Dates - January 11, February 22, March 22, April, 26, May, 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, October 25, November 22, December 13 (Series Finals)

Books open at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. All ropings pick or draw #12 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #11 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #10 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #9 Capped at #5 - 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper #8 Capped at #4 - 4-head - PA 1 - $35/roper

We also have stalls and hookup rentals Round Robin every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. 4761 Hwy 203, Screven, GA 31560 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. For more information contact: Ronnie Mullis 912/579-6967 and leave a message TRIAD numbers only

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

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

Finals)

Open 4-HD $35/roper #8 3-HD $35/roper, Capped at Elite #4 #12 4-HD $35/roper #9 4-HD $35/roper #11 4-HD $35/roper #10 4-HD $35/roper #12 VIP 4-HD $35/roper- Enter 2X

Average winners will receive USTRC Regional FLEX earnings! 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. *Must have attended 5 out of the 9 regular ropings in the series to attend Finals.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Green County Ag Center Greensboro, GA Saturday, May 17, 2014 Covered Arena - Rope Rain or Shine! Books Open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m.

TRIAD numbers only

Marianna, FL

Jackson County Ag Center May 30, 2014 Books open at 5:00 p.m. Rope at 6:00 p.m.

NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-5th of every roping!

VIP #12/#10

Prizes to Average winners of every roping!

75% Payback - Enter 2 times in each - $50/roper

$500 cash to high point header and high point heeler of the day! (Points will be awarded to 1st-5th. Must make the short round to earn points!)

#11 Slide

#12 slide $40/roper, Enter 6x, Handicapped 1.5 seconds per number up and down #11 $40/roper, Enter 6x #10 $40/roper, Enter 6x #9 Capped at Elite #5, Enter 1/Draw 2 or draw 3; $120/roper, Enter 2x for a total of 6 partners #8 Capped at Elite #4, Enter 1/Draw 2 or draw 3; $120/roper; Enter 2x for a total of 6 partners #12/#10 VIP Enter 2x in each; $40/roper For More Info Contact: Franklin Thomas 706/473-0476 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. TRIAD numbers only

Handicapped up to #13 and down to #9 Enter 1/Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $100/roper Enter 3x for a total of 6 partners - 3-head

NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st thru 5th in Average USTRC Florida Panhandle Classic Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1, 2014 See Ad is USTRC section for details 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. For more information contact: John Johnson 423/340-0640 Pam Smith 423/575-2295 TRIAD numbers only

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Florida Truck Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Equestrian Center Roping

1 NEW 4-DOOR DUALLY DIESEL TRUCK 6 CACTUS SADDLES MAYNARD BUCKLES BAILEY HATS EQUIBRAND PRODUCTS

NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in all ropings including WSTR Qualifiers USTRC Regional Flex Earnings to Average winners of #13, Super 7 Header and #10 Truck Roping

FRIDAY, MAY 2 Books open at 7:30 a.m. / Rope at 9:00 a.m. #11 Slide Up to #13 down to #9 #13 WSTR Qualifier #12 WSTR Qualifier #11 WSTR Qualifier (Elite #6 heeler cap) #10 WSTR Qualifier (#6 heeler cap) SATURDAY, MAY 3 Books open at 7:30 a.m. / Rope at 9:00 a.m. #9 WSTR Qualifier (Elite #5 heeler cap) #13 Super 7 Header #10 Truck Roping 1st 2 head of picked teams followed by draw teams. (not to start before 2:00 p.m.) SUNDAY, MAY 4 Books open 7:30 a.m. / Rope at 9:00 a.m. #10 Truck roping Picked teams/Draw teams/Short go

JX2 PRODUCTIONS: For more info call John Johnson 423-340-0640, Pam Smith 423-575-2295. Cash or credit card only for entries. 3% will be added to all credit card fees. TRIAD numbers Only. Current USTRC or WSTR card memberships are required and may be purchased at this event. JX2 Productions has the right to make any and all necessary changes. GENERAL INFORMATION: Host Hotels: (Be sure to ask for NTRL Team Roping Rate) Comfort Suites 904/224-5500; Hospitality Inn - 904/777-5700; Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites 904/264-4466; Country Inn & Suites - 904/772-7771 STALLS & RV HOOKUPS: No Tie-Outs! Terry Keys 865256-1836. Stalls-$25/night; Shavings $9/bags (2 bag min.) Call facility for RV hookups 904-573-4895 ADDRESS OF FACILITY: 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221 www.jaxevents.com

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#11 SLIDE WARM UP

Enter 1/Draw 1 for $150. Enter 2 times. 3 HD, Progressive after one. Cut off time in 1st round only

WSTR Qualifiers

#13, #12, #11 (Elite #6 heeler cap), #10 (#6 heeler cap), #9 (Elite #5 heeler cap) 80% payback, Enter 3 times, $150/roper

Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS qualifiers. A 2014 WSTR memberships or 2014 USTRC membership is requred to enter. You may purchase your WSTR card onsite, online at wstroping.com, or by calling 505-8981755. WSTR memberships are free to renewing ropers 70 and older. Classifications powered by TRIAD.

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

$24,000 payout based on 50 teams, $300/roper, Enter 3x Absolutely 50 team limit. Guaranteed 6 steers. Incentives paid on 6 steers. Top 10 to 7th round. No time counts as 30 seconds

#10 TRUCK ROPING

capped at #6

•1 NEW 4-DOOR DUALLY DIESEL TRUCK •6 CACTUS TROPHY SADDLES

to High Point #6, #5, #4, #3, 50 & over, female

•MAYNARD BUCKLES to 1st-5th Place

•BAILEY HATS to 6th-15th Place

•EQUIBRAND PRODUCTS

to 16th-20th Place and fast times of each rotation

This is a #10 roping with a handicap. No roper over #6 can rope. All ropers must draw a minimum of 4 partners. Ropers can enter with picked partners after entering the drawpot with 4 partners. #6 ropers can only pick 8 partners and must enter the drawpot on all remaining entries. You can have a maximum of 20 partners. 3-head progressive after 1. Cut off time in 1st round only. Entry Fees: picked partners $80/roper; draw partners $65/roper. All Elite #4 heelers and below will get an additional second off their team’s time. Points will be awarded to 20 places and fast times in each round.


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Friday & Saturday, May 9-10, 2014 Memphis, Tennessee Agricenter Show Place Arena WSTR / NTRL / LubriSyn Big Ticket Roping

FRIDAY: Books open 7:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. #11 Slide Warm Up #13 WSTR Qualifier #12 WSTR Qualifier #11 WSTR Qualifier (Elite #6 heeler cap) #10 WSTR Qualifier (#6 heeler cap)

SATURDAY: Books open 7:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m #9 Warm Up #9 WSTR Qualifier (Elite #5 heeler cap) #8 Heel-O-Matic Bonus Roping

Prizes: #8 Heel-O-Matic to High Point Roper Maynard Buckles to 1st-5th Bailey Hats to 6th-10th Equibrand Products to 11th -15th

ROPING DETAILS No age limit or caps in the warm up ropings. No age limit in the #8 Bonus roping. #11 Slide Warm Up Handicapped up to #13, down to #9 • Enter 1/draw 1 for $120/roper • Enter 2X 3 head progressive after 1 • Cut off time in 1st round only #9 Warm Up Enter1/draw 1 for $120/roper • Enter 2X • 3 head progressive after 1 Cut off time in 1st round only #8 Heel-O-Matic Bonus Roping Elite #4 cap • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 for $180/roper. FEMALES Pick 1/draw 2 for $150/roper. Can enter 4X for a total of 12 partners • This roping is handicapped Cut off time in 1st round only WSTR Qualifiers #13, #12, #11 (Elite #6 heeler cap), #10 (#6 heeler cap), #9 (Elite #5 heeler cap) • Enter 3X •$150/roper 80% payback • Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS Qualifiers A 2014 WSTR membership or 2014 USTRC membership is required to enter • You may purchase your WSTR card onsite, online at wstroping.com, or by calling 505-898-1755 • WSTR memberships are free to renewing ropers 70 and older • Classifications power by TRIAD.

TRIAD Numbers Only

General Info: John Johnson 423-340-0640 or Pam Smith 423-575-2295. Cash or credit card only for entries. 3% will be added to all credit card fees. Current USTRC or WSTR membership cards are required and may be purchased at this event. JX2 Productions has the right to make any and all necessary changes. Host Hotels: Holiday Inn & Suites 901-266-1952 • Comfort Inn 901-757-7800 Stalls: No Tie-outs. Terry Key: 865-256-1836 Directions: 105 S. Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN 1-40 to Germantown Parkway. South 4 miles. Arena on right.

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Come Rope the Bounty Steer

ENAS 2 AR USED BE WILL permitting r e th a we

Beat the Bounty Time in the #9 and get a Free Run in the #10 Camaro Roping

New LS Camaro to High Point Roper

#10 Camaro Roping

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Hallettsville, TX • May 3 - 4, 2014

#10 Camaro Roping

“Come win your Mama a new car for Mother’s Day”

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$80,000

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Saturday & Sunday

GUARANTEED In Cash & Prizes for the Weekend!

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

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $200/roper Enter 6 times for a total of 18 runs 4-head, progressive after one, 18 second cutoff Call in pre-entry open for the Sunday #10 Camaro Roping on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. • Close when roping fills - 250 entered teams will be taken for Sunday Call 903/795-3937

#9 Saddle Roping - Elite #5 cap

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $130/roper - Enter 3x Payout based on 150 entered teams 1st Saddles + $5,000 2nd Saddles + $3,000 3rd Saddles + $2,500 4th Breast Collars + $2,000 5th Breast Collars + $1,500 6th Breast Collars + $1,000 7th Breast Collars + $1,000 8th Breast Collars + $500 9th Breast Collars + $500 10th Breast Collars + $500

Visa, Mastercard or American Express accepted (3% surcharge)

New LS Camaro to High Point Roper

Saddle to Reserve High Point Roper 1st in the Average • Saddles + $10,000 2nd in the Average • Saddles + $6,000 May 16 - 18, 2014 3rd in the Average • Buckles + $3,000 Athens, TX 4th in the Average • Buckles + $2,000 5th - 6th in the Average • Buckles + $1,500 TOP 20 IN THE AVERAGE 7th - 8th in the Average • Breast Collars + $1,000 9th - 10th in the Average • Breast Collars + $500 GET 1 FREE RUN IN THE Saddles to High Point Youth (14 & under), Girl and Senior (50 & over) #10 CAMARO ROPING

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

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Henderson County Fair Park Come to the Athens, Texas Challenge Pen and Win Shoot-Outs! May 16-18, 2014

Select Short Rounds will be filmed and possibly run on RFD TV.

FRIDAY, MAY 16 Books open at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#14 $150/roper • Enter 2x • 80% Payback

#12 $150/roper • Enter 2x • 80% Payback

#10

LOTS OF CASH Everyone Welcome

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15 Yrs. & Under Youth Roping

Elite #5 cap

Will not start before 3 p.m. Enter 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $100/roper 1ST - BUCKLES + CASH 2ND - BUCKLES + CASH 3RD - BREAST COLLARS + CASH 4TH - BREAST COLLARS + CASH

CHALLENGE PEN Open Friday & Satu rday 9 Enter Challenge to a.m. Win Shoot-Outs

21 Yrs. & Under Youth Roping Enter 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $125/roper 1ST - BUCKLES + CASH 2ND - BREAST COLLARS + CASH 3RD - BREAST COLLARS + CASH

RITCHIE #7 WARM UP Books open at 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 7:00 p.m. Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper • Enter 3x 1ST - SADDLES + CASH 2ND - BUCKLES + CASH 3RD - BREAST COLLARS + CASH 4TH - BREAST COLLARS + CASH 5TH - BREAST COLLARS + CASH HOST HOTEL Best Western Plus 903.292.1750 Stalls & RV Sites Available 110 / MAY 2014

Come Rope The er! Resistol Bounty Ste Check out the Practice Zone presented by

CASH ONLY • TRIAD numbers only All books close at short-go of previous roping For more information Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 • James T. 903.521.1511 www.fireitupproductions.com


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2 Arenas used on Saturday & Sunday

SATURDAY MAY 17 Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#6 COWBOY TRAILER SALES SHOOT-OUT #3 cap Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper • Enter 4x 1ST - SADDLES + CASH 2ND - BUCKLES + CASH 3RD - BUCKLES + CASH 4TH - 6TH - BREAST COLLARS + CASH

#7 CACTUS SADDLERY SHOOT-OUT Elite #4 cap Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $130/roper • Enter 4x 1ST - SADDLES + CASH 2ND - BUCKLES + CASH 3RD - BREAST COLLARS + CASH 4TH - 6TH - BREAST COLLARS + CASH

SUNDAY MAY 18 Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#9 BOSWELL PAVING SHOOT-OUT Elite #5 cap Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $130/roper • Enter 4x 1ST - SADDLES + CASH 2ND - BUCKLES + CASH 3RD - BREAST COLLARS + CASH 4TH - 5TH - BREAST COLLARS + CASH

#10 LONE STAR ROPES SHOOT-OUT

#8 HUSKY TRAILER PARTS SHOOT-OUT

Elite #6 cap Pick or draw • $100/roper Enter 4x • 80% Payback SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

Elite #4 cap Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $130/roper • Enter 4x 1ST - SADDLES + CASH 2ND - BUCKLES + CASH 3RD - BREAST COLLARS + CASH 4TH - 6TH - BREAST COLLARS + CASH

#11 ELDER DODGE SHOOT-OUT Elite #6 cap Pick or draw •$100/roper Enter 4x • 80% Payback SADDLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS

Immediately following the #6 Shoot-Out RFD TV Cowboy Church 2-part episode will be filmed. Dummy Roping will follow church service.

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS May 3-4 Hallettsville, TX May 16-18 FINALS Athens, TX June 7 West Monroe, LA

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

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New Ram Crew Cab Dually and 3-Horse Slant Trailer to High Point Winner

ROPE

FOR THE RIG

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Two Arenas Used Both Days

TRUCK AND TRAILER ROPING Stephenville, TX • June 7-8, 2014 Lone Star Arena Saturday, JUNE 7 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#9 Rope for the Rig Saturday & Sunday

With #8 Inc., Capped at an Elite #5, 4-head

#7 Saddle Roping - Elite #4 cap

Books open at 11:00 a.m. Close at 12:30 p.m. for Saturday Sunday start time 9:00 a.m. Enter 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $225/roper Enter 6 times for a total of 18 runs 3-head, progressive after one, 18 second cutoff Call in pre-entry for the #9 Truck Roping on Monday, June 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Close when roping fills • 250 entered teams will be taken for Sunday – Call 903/795-3937

Enter 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $125/roper

Payout based on 150 entered teams 1st Saddles + $5,000 2nd Buckles + $3,000 3rd Breast Collars + $2,000 4th Breast Collars + $1,000 5th Breast Collars + $500 6th Breast Collars + $500 7th Breast Collars + $500 8th Breast Collars + $500

Visa, Mastercard or American Express accepted (3% surcharge)

TOP 20 IN THE AVERAGE GET 1 FREE RUN IN THE #9 TRUCK ROPING

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn

CASH ONLY • TRIAD numbers only For more information Kevin Blackwell 903.721.0303 James T. 903.521.1511 www.fireitupproductions.com 2014 UPCOMING EVENTS May 3-4 Hallettsville, TX May 16-18 FINALS Athens, TX June 7 West Monroe, LA

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Cactus Saddle to Reserve High Point Roper 1st in the Average • Saddles + $7,500 2nd in the Average • Saddles + $6,000 3rd in the Average • Buckles + $3,000 4th in the Average • Buckles + $2,000 5th - 6th in the Average • Buckles + $1,500 7th - 8th in the Average • Breast Collars + $1,000 9th - 10th in the Average • Breast Collars + $500 Saddles to High Point Youth (14 & under), Girl and Senior (50 & over)

Crockett, TX 936.546.2467 Boswell Asphalt Paving and Excavating Aaron Boswell 903.681.1889 or 817.776.0364

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New Ram Crew-Cab Dually Diesel and 3-Horse Slant Trailer to High Point Roper

Trailer & Parts Co.

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Team Roping

Trailer Series Schiralli & Sons Arena 163 Wade Road, Wilson, OK 73463

70% K AC PAYB

2014 Dates

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March 8, April 5, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9 Finals September 13 & 14

#15 • #13 • #11 • #9 # 8 Pick and Draw $50/roper • Enter 4x • 4-Head, PA1

$120/roper • Enter 2x • Pick 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 • 3-Head, PA1

Maynard Buckles Awarded to High Point Header and Heeler of Day Must Enter 2 Ropings to be Eligible

Winners of Each Roping To Receive

1 Lonestar Rope & 3 Night Stay at the Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas (Good through 12-31-2014. Transportation not included)

Sign up at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. Books close for first roping at 8:45 a.m. Draw in option available in all ropings. May enter through first round of each roping with $10 late entry fee. Buybacks in first round $50 per team. TRIAD numbers only. 2014 USTRC Membership or 2014 WSTR Membership Required. USTRC memberships sold on site.

Finals Awards 2014 Featherlite Running P Saddles 2 Horse Slant Load

To be awarded to high point roper at arena finals Shoot-Outs to be awarded each time roper makes Short Go. Must have roped at three dates to be eligible to use Shoot-Outs Shoot-Outs to be awarded at prelimary ropings at finals

To be awarded to High Point Header and Heeler of Series Must rope at 3 of the dates to be eligible. Saddles to be awarded to the #4 and below, Elite #4 through Elite #5, and #6 and above Total of 6 saddles to be awarded.

Please Support Our Sponsors Farm & Ranch Division

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(580) 226-3300

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1st Annual

Janice Tipton Benefit Team Roping and Silent Auction

May 31 - June 1, 2014 Mallet Event Center 2320 U.S. 385, Levelland, TX 79336 $2,500 Certificate for a Coats Saddle to the High Point Roper on saturday

OPEN

#11 Capped at an Elite #7 Enter up for $40/roper 4 head, progressive after 1 Buckles to Average Winners

Bring 1, draw 1 for $150/roper Add on up to 2 runs for $75/roper 4 head, progressive after 1 Added Money CASH ONLY

#10 Capped at an Elite #6 Enter up for $40/roper 4 head, progressive after 1 Buckles to Average Winners

Enter up for $75/roper 4 head, progressive after 1 Added Money

#13

#9 PICK/DRAW

Enter up for $50/roper 4 head, progressive after 1 Buckles to Average Winners

#12 Enter up for $50/roper 4 head, progressive after 1 Buckles to Average Winners

Winner responsible for TT&L

Sunday, June 1, 2014 Books open at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m.

#15

trailer to to the High Point Roper on sunday

Silent Auction Saturday

TRIAD numbers only

Capped at an Elite #5 Bring 1, Draw 3 or draw all 4 for $120/roper Add on up to 4 runs for $30/roper Must enter the draw to add on runs Buckles to Average Winners Cattle provided by Nick Coats

To reserve stalls or RV hookups, please call 806.893.3345 or email lberry@hockleycounty.org Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. For more information call Justin Garrett 806.781.3453, Brian Drum 806.548.6406 or Mike Henson 806.893.8688 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 115


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4th Annual Rock & Rope Truck Roping May 16 - 18, 2014 Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse Arena Albuquerque, New Mexico

2014 Dodge 4x4 3/4 Ton 4-door Diesel Truck to High Point Roper of Truck Roping HH Truck Guaranteed No Matter Number of Teams HH Friday Night

Saturday

Enter at 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 7:00 p.m.

Enter at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#4 & Under Saddle Roping

#10 TRUCK ROPING

Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper • Enter 2x Deluxe Saddles to 1st in Average Cash Paid Out According to Number of Teams Excellent L Top 75 to short-go Cattle L Any tie will be roped off! L Cash or credit card only.

Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150/roper Enter 6x for a total of 18 runs 3-steer, capped at an Elite #5 Average Payoff (Based on 800 Teams but will be adjusted accordingly) 1st Saddles & $3,500 4th Jackets & $1,600 2nd Buckles & $2,500 5th Jackets & $1,000 3rd Jackets & $2,200 6th Jackets & $600 Short Round 1st Buckles & $1,000 If #10 Roping is not finished by 10:00 p.m. it will continue Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Congratulations to Joel Rivera, our 2013 Truck Winner!

Sponsors:

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Sunday 8:00 a.m

Finish Truck Roping and Short-Go If Needed

TRIAD numbers only. Current USTRC cards required. Free Parking Cash or credit cards only. Appropriate cut-off times and handicaps TBA. Limited RV and Stalls, first come, first served. Visit our website at zdroping.com for further info. Zane Dansie -

ZD Cattle Co.

801/599-1238 • www.zdroping.com 116 / MAY 2014


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Memorial Day

Weekend Truck Roping

May 24-26, 2014 Davis County Fairgrounds Farmington, Utah 2014 Dodge 4x4 3/4 Ton 4-door Diesel Truck to High Point Roper of Truck Roping

SATURDAY

INDOOR ARENA Enter at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10 a.m.

HH Truck Guaranteed No Matter Number of Teams HH

#4 & Under • (Capped at Elite #4) 10 Saddles Awarded

MONDAY

Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper • Enter 4x H 1st - 5th in Average receive saddles + cash OUTDOOR ARENA 8:00 a.m.

Ladies Breakaway 4 head for $75/roper • Enter 2x

Open Tie-Down 12:00 noon 4 head for $75/roper • Enter 2x $500 INCENTIVE PAID TO HIGHEST PLACING HIGH SCHOOL OR UNDER CONTESTANT

SUNDAY Enter at 11:00 a.m. • Rope at 12 Noon

#10 Truck Roping (Capped at Elite #5) Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 • $150/roper Enter 6x for a total of 18 runs H 1st in Average - Saddles + $3,500 H 2nd in Average - Buckles + $2,500 H 3rd in Average -Jackets + $2,200 H 4th in Average -Jackets + $1,600 H 5th in Average -Jackets + $1,000 H 6th in Average -Jackets + $600

Open – 80% Payback

#10 Pick and Draw No cap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $150 • Enter 2x H Buckles to Average Winners of All 3 Ropings

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2 Arenas will be used on Monday

#13 Pick and Draw Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $150 • Enter 2x H Buckles to Average Winners

Sponsors HAMPTON INN 855.654.2060 • 855.499.0001 332 W. Park Lane Farmington, UT 84025

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Sign up at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

UPCOMING ROPINGS All Ropings 1/3 Stock Charge

June 14 June 28-29 July 24-26 August 1-2 August 8-10 Aug. 30-Sept. 1 September 5-7 October 3-4 October 10-11

Oakley, UT Kayenta, AZ Farmington, UT Panquitch, UT Price, UT Heber City, UT Window Rock, AZ Truck Roping Farmington, NM South Jordan, UT Truck Roping

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

Bring the kids, roping is very close to Lagoon Amusement Park For more information contact Zane Dansie at 801/599-1238 • Visit www.zdroping.com SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 117


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Free ERA Membership to Every Roper at This Roping

90% Payback on all ERA Ropings!

elite roping association presents

Trophy Buckles to Average Winners of Every Roping

Elite Team Roping Weekend Saturday, May 17, 2014 U Cross Arena Coleman, OK Enter 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#7 Pick 1, Draw 2 for $90/roper • 3-steer • Capped at an Elite #4 #9 Pick 1, Draw 2 for $90/roper • 3-steer • Capped at an Elite #5

INTRODUCING

THE 1ST

#10

ERA ROPING

ERA ROPING 4-steer • $150/roper • Enter 4x Sunday, May 18, 2014 Enter at 10:00 a.m. • Rope at 11:00 a.m.

#10 Pick 1, Draw 1 for $60/roper #11 ERA ROPING 4-steer • $150/roper • Enter 4x #13 ERA ROPING 4-steer • $150/roper • Enter 4x ERA 100 Team Payout

1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Go Round $1,500 $500 Average $9,000 $7,000 $5,000 2,500 $1,500

TRIAD numbers only Upcoming ERA Ropings May 26-27 Forsyth, MT June 7-8 Hugo, OK June 28-29 Coleman, OK July 26-27 Hugo, OK August 2-3 Tulsa, OK All ropings produced by Elite Roping Association Limited number of free stalls available Contact Bryce Herden for details • 406.671.6627

ERA 150 Team Payout

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

Go Round $2,000 $1,000 Average $11,700 $8,500 $7,000 4,500 $3,000 $2,500 $1,000

Every roper in ERA Roping must purchase a $30 ERA card which will go toward prizes to top ropers at the end of the year. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 121


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2nd Annual

Groesbeck, Texas • Limestone County Fairgrounds

Friday, May 23

80% CASH PAYBACK CACTUS SADDLE TO HIGH MONEY OF THE DAY Books open at 2:30 p.m. • Close at 3:30 p.m. Rope at 4:00 p.m. SHARP!

#13 No cap • 4 head $125/roper • enter 3x • PA 1 Buckles & Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC Finals to Average Winners CASH ONLY

#12 No cap • 4 head $125/roper • enter 3x • PA 1 Buckles & Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC Finals to Average Winners Books close at the end of the 3rd round of the #13 CASH ONLY TRIAD numbers only The team roping events will be USTRC affiliated with the WORLD SERIES BARRIER. Must have current 2014 USTRC OR WSTR membership to rope. Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC FINALS to all AVERAGE WINNERS of the team ropings. All paid Shoot-Outs will be paid by the producers of this event.

SPONSORS

For more information: Bobby Joe Hill - 903.388.0308 or Cody Gantt - 903.851.4808 128 / MAY 2014

USTRC Dress Code in Team Ropings PRCA Dress Code During Ranch Rodeo Must Have Current Coggins Limited number of stalls. Call and reserve. 80% CASH PAYBACK CACTUS SADDLE TO HIGH MONEY OF ANY 2 ROPINGS

Saturday, May 24

#11 No cap • 4 head $125/roper • enter 3x • PA 1 Buckles & Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC Finals to Average Winners CASH ONLY

#10 Elite #6 cap • 4 head $125/roper • enter 3x • PA 1 Buckles & Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC Finals to Average Winners Books close at the end of the 3rd round of the #11 CASH ONLY

#9 Elite #5 cap • 4 head $125/roper • enter 3x • PA 1 Buckles & Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC Finals to Average Winners CASH ONLY Books close at the end of the 3rd round of the #10 CASH ONLY Cattle provided by: Hill Rodeo Cattle


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2nd Annual

Friday, May 23 - Monday, 26, 2014 80% CASH PAYBACK

Sunday, May 25

Monday, May 26

All Girls Open Roping

Invitational Steer Roping

tioned c n a S Co A by WPR

$5,000 ADDED Roping starts at 10:00 a.m. SHARP Introduction of the 35 ropers Sunday, May 25 following the Ranch Rodeo

Books open Sat. 24th at 7:00 p.m. Books close Sun. at 7:30 a.m. Rope at 8:00 a.m. SHARP 4 head • $125/roper • enter 3x • PA 1 CACTUS SADDLE TO HIGH MONEY Buckles & Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC Finals to Average Winners Top 12 teams to Short Round and will be run at 7:30 p.m. with the RANCH RODEO CASH ONLY

Young Guns Team Roping Match During Steer Roping

Open Texas Ten Header LIMITED TO 50 TEAMS 85% CASH PAYBACK $1,500/roper • enter 1x • PA 9 Average Winners Receive Buckles and Paid Entry Fees to the NFTR Priefert Open Championships.

#8

Buckles to Fastest Time Top 12 teams to short Round and will be run at 7:30 p.m. with the RANCH RODEO

Fast Time Short Round 1st in Average 2nd in Average 3rd in Average 4th in Average 5th in Average

Texas Ten Header Payout 10 teams 20 teams 30 teams 40 teams $4,000 $4,000 x2 $4,000 x3 $4,000 x4 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $18,500 $24,000 $30,000 $33,000 $16,000 $18,500 $25,000 $13,000 $16,500 $8,500

50 teams $4,000 x5 $3,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $4,500

70% CASH PAYBACK Elite #4 cap • 3 head $160/roper • Enter 1, draw 2 or draw 3 • May enter 3x Books open at 11:00 a.m. Close at 1:00 p.m. Roping starts 30 minutes after steer roping ends (approx. 2:00 p.m.) Buckles & Paid Shoot-Outs to the USTRC Finals to Average Winners Buckles 2nd - 5th in Average CASH ONLY

Sunday, May 25 • 7:30 p.m. $1,000 ADDED LIMITED TO 20 TEAMS

Invitational Ranch Rodeo Events: Pasture Roping • Branding • Mugging

Mail entries for the Open Texas Ten Header and the Invitational Ranch Rodeo to Bobby Joe Hill 3703 FM 39N • Mexia, TX 76667 Make Cashier Check or Money Order to Wild West Championships Books close when each event fills SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 129


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Saturday, May 24, 2014 #10 Roping capped at Elite #5 roper Pick or Draw • $40/roper Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. Handicaps: #10 Straight • #9 -1 Second #8 & Under -2 seconds

1st 2 Running P Buckles + 2 Running P Saddles + $2,000 2nd 2 Running P Buckles + 2 Running P Saddles + $1,000 3rd 2 Running P Buckles + $800 4th 2 Running P Buckles + $500 5th 2 Running P Buckles + $400 6th 2 Running P Buckles + $300 7th 2 Running P Buckles + $200 8th 2 Running P Buckles + $200 9th 2 Running P Buckles + $200 10th 2 Running P Buckles + $200

Sunday, May 25, 2014

#8 Roping capped at #4 roper Pick or Draw • $40/roper Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. Cowboy Church at 11:00 a.m. Handicaps: #8 Straight • #7 -1 Second #6 & Under -2 seconds

1st 2 Running P Buckles + 2 Running P Saddles + $2,000 2nd 2 Running P Buckles + $1,000 3rd 2 Running P Buckles + $800 4th 2 Running P Buckles + $500 5th 2 Running P Buckles + $400 6th 2 Running P Buckles + $300 7th 2 Running P Buckles + $200 8th 2 Running P Buckles + $200 9th 2 Running P Buckles + $200 10th 2 Running P Buckles + $200 11th - 15th - 2 Running P Buckles

General Info. For Both Days 3-head, progressive on one • 18 second cut off on 1st head • 5 second barrier penalty • 100 team rotations Top 50 teams to Short-Round (must catch 2 steers) • TRIAD numbers only

EASY MONEY FOR THE LADIES $200 to Fastest Time on 1st steer in each rotation $200 to Fastest Time in Short-Round • Rope Bags to Overall Fastest Time of the day

DUMMY ROPING at 2:00 p.m. each day (12 & under) Rope Up Productions Keith Riley 601/736-0318

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4TH ANNUAL

MAY 23-25, 2014 P Buckles to High Running s s • Saddle pt Open) r e n in W e e to Averag r Each Roping (exc e inn Money W Prizeline thru 4th

Friday, May 23

OPEN Books open at 5:00 p.m. Close at 6:00 p.m. Rope at 6:30 p.m. Pick 3 partners for $75/roper. Progressive after 1. 4-Head Average. $1,000 added. 80% Payback ANYONE CAN ENTER! Live entertainment to follow.

Saturday, May 24

#15 Handicap Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 8:45 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. Pick 1/Draw 2 for $120/roper. Go 3x for a total of 9 runs. 4-Steer Average, 13 second cutoff in 1st round if over 100 teams. Handicap 1 second off #14 team and 2 seconds off #13 or under team. #12 Handicap Books close at start of #15 short round. Pick 1/Draw 2 for $120/roper. Go 3 times for a total fo 9 rounds. 4-Steer Average. 14 second cutoff in 1st round if over 100 teams. Handicap 1 second off a #11 team and 2 seconds off #10 or under team.

Sunday, May 25

#12 Century Handicap Must be 50 or older to enter. Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 8:45 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. Pick 1/Draw 2 for $120/roper. Go 3 times for a total of 9 runs. 4-Steer Average. 16 second cutoff in 1st round if over 100 teams. Handicap 1 second off #11 team, 2 seconds off #10 team, and 3 seconds off #9 team or under. #10 Handicap with #8 Incentive Books close at the start of the short round of Century. Pick1/Draw 2 for $120/roper. Go 3 times for a total of 9 runs. 4-Steer Average. Incentive on 3-head. 15 second cutoff in 1st round if over 150 teams. Handicap 1 second off of #9 team, 2 seconds off for #8 team, and 3 seconds off for #7 team or under. Buckles to Average in Incentive. Prize Line through 4th.

MORE INFORMATION: Stuart Bigbee’s Arena - 83 Hwy. 157, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 In case of rain, roping will move to The Longhorn R Arena, Tuscumbia, AL. Call 256-710-7008 with any questions. TRIAD Numbers Only


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Smoky Mountain

SHOWDOWN VII

June 7-8, 2014 • Morristown, TN WSTR & Intimidator Roping

TWO 4x4 Intimidators

#11 SLIDE WARM UP Handicapped up to #13 and down to #9, no caps Enter 1/draw 1 (or draw 2) for $120/roper. Can enter 3 times for a total of 6 partners. 3 head progressive after 1, cut off time in 1st round only. No caps. NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.

(4x4 Utility Vehicle Valued at $13,000 each)

6 Cactus Saddles 10 Maynard Buckles 10 Bailey Hats Equibrand Products LOTS OF CASH!!

WSTR QUALIFIERS #12 WSTR, #11 WSTR (Elite #6 heeler cap), #10 WSTR (#6 heeler cap) $150/roper, enter 3 times, 80% payback Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS Qualifiers. A 2014 USTRC membership or WSTR membership required to enter, and may be purchased on site. You may purchase your WSTR card onsite, online at wstroping. com, or by calling 505-898-1755. WSTR memberships are free to renewing ropers 70 and older. Classifications power by TRIAD.

#8 BONUS This roping is handicapped. Enter 1/draw 1 (or draw 2) for $120/roper. Can enter 3 times for a total of 6 partners. 3 head progressive after 1; cut off time in 1st round only. Elite #4 cap, NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. MAYNARD BUCKLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS.

Saturday, June 7

Sunday, June 8

#9 SUPERIOR EQUIPMENT ROPE FOR THE INTIMIDATOR

Books Open 7:30 am • Rope 9:00 am #11 Slide Warm-up #12 WSTR Qualifier #11 WSTR Qualifer (Elite #6 heeler cap) #10 WSTR Qualifier (#6 heeler cap) #8 Bonus

Books Open 7:30 am • Rope 9:00 am #9 Intimidator Roping Pick Teams (first 2 rounds) #9 Intimidator Roping Draw Teams (first 2 rounds) #9 Intimidator Roping - Short go

Capped at #5 Elite. NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.

JX2 PRODUCTIONS: FMI call John Johnson 423-340-0640 or Pam Smith 423-575-2295 GENERAL INFORMATION: Warm up ropings and #9 prize roping will use USTRC elite TRIAD numbering system but current membership NOT REQUIRED! WSTR qualifiers require current USTRC or WSTR membership and can be purchased at this event. Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS Qualifiers. Can only win one saddle; main prize winners not eligible for saddle. HOTELS: Days Inn 865-674-2573; Best Western Plus 423-587-2400 Be sure to ask for JX2 Team Roping Rates. STALLS: Plenty of stalls available-No tie-outs! Stalls $25/night. Shavings $8/bag, can bring your own if you choose. Call Terry Key for stall reservations- 865-256-1836 RV HOOKUPS: $35/night; Call Terry Key for RV reservations-865-256-1836 ADDRESS OF FACILITY: 1615 Pavilion Drive, White Pine, TN 37890 (1 mile off of exit 8 from I-81)

*2 NEW Intimidators (to high point #5 roper, and high point #4 & below roper) *6 Cactus Trophy Saddles to high point #5, #4, #3 & below, female, 50 & over, youth (16 & under) that does not win main prize. *10 Maynard Buckles to 1st – 5th *10 Bailey Hats to 6th – 10th *Equibrand Products to 11th – 15th *LOTS OF CASH!!! This is #9 roping with a handicap. No roper over #5 elite can rope. All ropers must draw a minimum of 4 partners. Ropers can also enter with picked partners (after entering the draw pot with 4 partners). You can have a maximum of 20 partners. 3 head progressive after 1, cut off time in 1st round only. $75/roper for pick teams; $65/roper for draws. Points will be awarded to 20 places & fast times in each round. All #4 elite heelers and below will get an additional second off their team’s time.

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9th Annual Ringling Community Benefit Team Roping June 7, 2014 Mt. Home Arena Ringling, Oklahoma Buckles to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Average of both ropings

2 TRAILERS and 12 BUCKLES GUARANTEED regardless of number of teams

SATURDAY, JUNE 7 #13 Roping w/#11 Incentive Limited to TRIAD #5, #6, #7 and Elite #8 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 Elite #5 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

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General Information 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 2013 Roping paid back 90% H TRIAD Numbers Only

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 136 / MAY 2014


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World Series of Team Roping

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MAY 9-11, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 9

Books open 5 - 6 p.m. Rope 6:30 p.m. Open Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $150/roper, Enter 2x

#15 Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $150/roper, Enter 2x

LAS CRUCES, NM Sproul Arena SUNDAY, MAY 11

Books open 8 - 9 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m.

#11 World Series Qualifier

SATURDAY, MAY 10

$150/roper, Enter 2x, Capped at Elite #6 Heeler

#12 World Series Qualifier

#9 World Series Qualifier

Books open 8 - 9 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m. #13 World Series Qualifier $150/roper, Enter 2x $150/roper, Enter 2x, No Cap

#12 Slide

$50/roper, Enter 6x, Pick or Draw $1,000 Cash to High Money Roper

#10 World Series Qualifier $150/roper, Enter 2x, Capped at #6 Heeler

$150/roper, Enter 2x, Capped at Elite #5 Heeler

Buckles to Average Winners fo WS Qualifiers

Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS qualifiers. A 2014 WSTR membership or 2014 USTRC membership is required to enter. You may purchase your WSTR card on site, online at wstroping.com, or by calling 505.898.1755. WSTR memberships are free to renewing ropers 70 and older. Classifications powered by TRIAD Dress code: hat or no hat; ladies, tasteful attire; men, collared shirt with at least 2 buttons.

CORRIENTE Buckle CO.

142 / MAY 2014

For Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 • Chris Francis 505/429-0164 www.bigdaddyteamroping.com MATHEWS LAND AND CATTLE SPONSORS T&T Trailers Belen, NM


World Series of Team Roping

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Zamora Roping Productions World Series Qualifier May 17 - 18, 2014 Santa Fe Trail Events Center • Las Vegas, New Mexico Indoor Arena

Books open at 9 a.m. • Close at 10 a.m. • Rope at 10:30 a.m. both days SATURDAY, MAY 17

•#13 World Series Qualifier Enter 2x • $150/roper • Must be 21 • No cap

•#12 World Series Qualifier Enter 2x • $150/roper • Must be 21 • No cap

•#11 World Series Qualifier Enter 2x • $150/roper • Must be 21 Capped at an Elite #6 Heeler •#11 Pick/ Draw SUNDAY, MAY 18 Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 •#10 World Series Qualifier for $150/roper Enter 2x • $150/roper • Must be 21 Enter 2x • No caps Capped at a #6 Heeler No age limits •Church Service

•#9 World Series Qualifier Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS qualifiers. A 2014 WSTR membership or 2014 USTRC membership is required to enter. You may purchase your WSTR card on site, online at wstroping.com, or by calling 505.898.1755. WSTR memberships are free to renewing ropers 70 and older. Classifications powered by TRIAD Dress code - hat or no hat; Ladies, tasteful attire; Men, collared shirt with at least 2 buttons.

Enter 2x • $150/roper • Must be 21 Capped at an Elite #5

•#8 Pick /Draw Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $150/roper Enter 2x • Capped at an Elite #4 No age limits

For more information: Zamora Roping Productions 505.469.4388

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MAY 24 - 26, 2014

SINTON, TEXAS san patricio county fairgrounds indoor arena SATURDAY, MAY 24

SUNDAY, MAY 25

Books open 8 - 9 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m. Books open 8 - 9 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m. #12 World Series Qualifier Open $150/roper, Enter 2x, $150/roper, Enter 2x 80% Payback #15 $150/roper, Enter 2x, #11 World Series Qualifier 80% Payback $150/roper, Enter 2x CASH #13 World Series Qualifier ONLY $150/roper, Enter 2x MONDAY, MAY 26 #13 Slide Books open 8 - 9 a.m. Rope 9:30 a.m. $150/roper, Pick 1, Draw 1for #10 World Series Qualifier $150/roper, Enter 3x, 70% Payback $150/roper, Enter 2x No age limit on Slide roping #9 World Series Qualifier $150/roper, Enter 2x

Must be 21 years old or turn 21 anytime during 2014 to participate in WS qualifiers. A 2014 WSTR membership or 2014 USTRC membership is required to enter. You may purchase your WSTR card on site, online at wstroping.com, or by calling 505.898.1755. WSTR memberships are free to renewing ropers 70 and older. Classifications powered by TRIAD Dress code: hat or no hat; ladies, tasteful attire; men, collared shirt with at least 2 buttons.

CORRIENTE Buckle CO.

144 / MAY 2014

For Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 â&#x20AC;˘ Chris Francis 505/429-0164 www.bigdaddyteamroping.com MATHEWS LAND AND CATTLE SPONSORS T&T Trailers Belen, NM


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KANSAS

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 9-11, 2014

HUTCHINSON, KS

FRIDAY, MAY 9 12 noon

SATURDAY, MAY 10 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 11 9 a.m.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 ARENAS WILL BE AVAILABLE

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

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

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

Location: Kansas State Fairgrounds Expo Center Directions: 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, KS 67502 Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

FORMAT

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be

computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter • 5-steer/ Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, wwwropetherockies.com or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Days Inn 620.665.3700; Hampton Inn 620.665.9800; Comfort Inn 620.669.5200 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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OHIO

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

FORMAT

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 17-18, 2014

BROOKVILLE, OH

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, MAY 17 #13 Slide

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, MAY 18 #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included #9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 1 p.m.)

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles High Money winner #6 & above roper of the weekend High Money winner Elite #5 & below roper of the weekend (Specialty Ropings excluded)

31 Trophy Gist Buckles

4

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#13 Slide $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #15 team +3 sec., #14 team +1.5 sec., #13 team straight time, #12 team 1.5 sec. off, #11 & below 3 sec. off. All adjustments after 3rd round. #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

4 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #13 & #12 Location: Circle G Arena. Directions: 10816 Verona Rd., Lewisburg, Ohio. Producer: Steve Rickly Stalls: Plenty of stalls available. Absolutely NO overnight tie outs allowed, will be STRICTLY enforced - Facility Policy. First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman.

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Event Info: Steve Rickly 740.974.1132, Shane Rickly 740.475.9237 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Motel 6, Richmond, IN 765.966.6559; $55 rate, ask for USTRC rate; Brookville Inn 937.833.9998. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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


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COWBOY CAPITAL

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 16-18, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, TX

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 16

SATURDAY, MAY 17

SUNDAY, MAY 18

Open (with #15 Inc.) #13 Handicap

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

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

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

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

2 ARENAS WILL BE USED

Cowboy Church 7:30 a.m. Sunday

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

25 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

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

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

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

Location: Lonestar Arena Directions: 4916 N. US Hwy. 377, Stephenville, TX 76401 (see map) Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Super 8, 921 S. Second St., Stephenville, TX 76401; 254.965.0888; rate $63 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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INDIANA

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

FORMAT

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 2014

HENRYVILLE, IN

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, MAY 31

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

#13 Slide

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

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

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

Arena runs on Eastern Standard Time

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 31 Trophy Gist Buckles Average winners of the #11, #10, & #9

4

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#13 Slide $100/roper. Enter 4 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #15 team +3 sec., #14 team +1.5 sec., #13 team straight time, #12 team 1.5 sec. off, #11 & below 3 sec. off. All adjustments after 3rd round. #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

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

Location: Yankeetown Arena, 13334 W. State Rd. 160, Henryville, IN Directions: 20 miles north of Louisville, KY. I-65 to mile marker 19 (Henryville exit.) Then 160 West for 5 miles. Producer: Dan Stewart Cattle: Steve Hicks, Hicks Cattle Company

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. 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. Event Info: Dan Stewart 502.583.5502 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Quality Inn 812.752.2212, Super 8 Motel 812.752.2122, Hampton Inn 812.752.1999 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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


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RED ROCK

presented by A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 30 - JUNE 1, 2014

GALLUP, NM

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 30

SATURDAY, MAY 31

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

Open (with #15 Inc.) #13 Handicap

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

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

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

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

Navajo Feed and Pawn

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

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

8 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the Open, #15, #13 & #12 Location: Red Rock State Park Directions: NM 566, Gallup, NM 87301. From I-40 East, take Exit 33, go 4.5 miles west on frontage road, follow signs to Red Rock State Park. Producer: Red Rock Roping Productions / Walt Eddy Cattle: Reed and Keith Flake

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

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

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Walt Eddy 505.879.6181 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: El Rancho 505.863.9311; Red Roof Inn 505.722.7765; Comfort Inn & Suites 505.863.3445; La Quinta 505.722.2233 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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FLORIDA PANHANDLE

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

FORMAT

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 2014

MARIANNA, FL

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 30

SATURDAY, MAY 31

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

NTRL/USTRC Affiliate Warm-Up. See March issue, NTRL setion for more information. Books open at 5 p.m., rope at 6 p.m.

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

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

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

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

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 31 Trophy Gist Buckles Average winners of the #11, #10, & #9 Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#13 Slide $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #15 team +3 sec., #14 team +1.5 sec., #13 team straight time, #12 team 1.5 sec. off, #11 & below 3 sec. off. All adjustments after 3rd round. #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

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

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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. For other stall reservations call Terry Keys 865.256.1836. 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 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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


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WEST TEXAS

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 6 - 8, 2014

SAN ANGELO, TX

ACTION STARTS 8 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 6

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

Open (with #15 Inc.)

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

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

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

The Open is a 2015 qualifier for The American

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

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

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

Cowboy Church 6:30 a.m. Sunday

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

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

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

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

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

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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WESTERN COLORADO

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

FORMAT

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 7-8, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, CO

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, JUNE 7 #13 Slide

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 8 #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included

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

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

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

COVERED ARENA WILL BE USED

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles High Money roper each day (Specialty ropings excluded)

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#13 Slide $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #15 team +3 sec., #14 team +1.5 sec., #13 team straight time, #12 team 1.5 sec. off, #11 & below 3 sec. off. All adjustments after 3rd round. #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

4 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #13 & #12 Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena. 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 Company

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

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

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6343 www.ropetherockies.com or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn 970.858.1333; Quality Inn 970.245.7200; West Gate Inn 1.800.453.9253 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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


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NORTH ARKANSAS

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 13-15, 2014

BERRYVILLE, AR

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

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

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

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

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

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles High Money winners Saturday and Sunday (Specialty Ropings excluded)

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

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

FORMAT

4

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be com-

puter drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter • 5-steer/ Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 4 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 4 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Kevin Hall at Rope the Ozarks 417.547.3406 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Fairway Motel 870.423.3395; Bluebird Motel 479.253.6028; Shamrock Motel 870.423.2489 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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IOWA

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS FORMAT

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 14-15, 2014

SIDNEY, IA

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, JUNE 14 #13 Slide

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included

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

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

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

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles High Money roper each day (Specialty ropings excluded)

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#13 Slide $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #15 team +3 sec., #14 team +1.5 sec., #13 team straight time, #12 team 1.5 sec. off, #11 & below 3 sec. off. All adjustments after 3rd round. #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

4 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #13 & #12 80 

OMAHA

to Des Moines

Location: Sidney, Iowa Rodeo Grounds - See map. Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman.

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

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

29 275   ●

59 

GLENWOOD

275  NEBRASKA

SIDNEY

★ Nebraska City

275 

to Lincoln

Hamburg

2  ●

Shenandoah

2  Tarkio●

59 

St. Joseph

29  to Kansas City

IOWA MISSOURI

Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 www.ropetherockies.com or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Super 8 Motel (Nebraska City, NE) 712.382.2828; America’s Best Value Inn (Percival/Nebraska City) 712.382.2100. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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


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NORTH ALABAMA

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 14-15, 2014

RAINSVILLE, AL

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, JUNE 14 #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (with #11 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included #9 (with #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 12 noon)

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

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER Sponsors:

2 Trophy Martin Saddles High Money roper each day (Specialty Ropings excluded)

31 Trophy Gist Buckles Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

Fuller Supply Ben Atkinson Motors Alabama Farmers Co-op Priester's Pecans F.R.M. Feeds Carpenter’s Insurance Speedroping.com

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

FORMAT

4

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 4 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 4 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

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

Location: Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Directions: 1571 McCurdy Ave. N, Rainsville, AL 35986. Producer: Ed Allen

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

Current coggins may be requested. 2014 USTRC membership or 2014 WSTR membership required before you rope. USTRC membership may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2014 season. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Ed Allen 256.825.8171 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Super 8 256.638.1640. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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LASSO

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

DEL NORTE USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JUNE 20-22, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NM

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 20

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

Open (with #15 Inc.) #13 Handicap

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

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

#12 (with #11 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

#15 Handicap

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

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

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

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

Location: Santa Fe Trail Events Center, Las Vegas, NM Directions: I-25 to exit 347. East on Frontage/Airport Road. Producer: Zamora Roping Productions

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

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

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

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Zamora Roping Productions 505.425.3850 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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RED DESERT

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CLASSIC FORMAT

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK MAY 25-26, 2014 ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SUNDAY, MAY 25 #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (with #11 Inc.)

ROCK SPRINGS, WY NOTE NEW DATES

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

MONDAY, MAY 26 #10 (with #9 Inc.) #10 Gold Plus capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Inc.) Century Bonus included #9 (with #8 Inc.)

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

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

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles High Money #6 and above roper of the weekend High Money Elite #5 and below roper of the weekend Specialty ropings excluded

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

6 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 Location: Sweetwater County Events Center Producer: C&C Roping Productions Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

THIS IS YOUR USTRC

4

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 4 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 4 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under - 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

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

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: 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 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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


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OKLAHOMA

A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than:

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK JULY 4-6, 2014

GUTHRIE, OK

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

SATURDAY, JULY 5

SUNDAY, JULY6

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.)

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

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

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

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

#9 (with #8 Inc.)

#11 (with #10 Inc.)

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

#10 (with #9 Inc.)

1 ARENA WILL BE USED FRIDAY 2 ARENAS WILL BE USED SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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

23 Trophy Gist Buckles Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10, & #9

FORMAT

3

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be

computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter • 5-steer/ Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 1.5 sec. off • #11 & under team - 3 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Nonincentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings Gold Plus #10 capped at Elite #5 (with #9 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive/Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer/ Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

Average & Incentive Average winners of the #12 Gold Plus & #10 Gold Plus 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

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

Winners of the Jr Looper Divisions

6 Trophy Gist Knives Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12 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: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Lauren Hardman. Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Sleep Inn 405.260.1400; Best Western Territorial Inn 405.282.8831 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

THIS IS YOUR USTRC


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#12, #11, #10 and #9 Producer Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Producer Option 1

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

#12, #11, #10 and #9

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

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

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

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

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

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

Producer Option 2

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

$150 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USTRC Members Can Participate in the Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program

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

Here’s How To Participate In The Affiliate Awards Program: Members of the USTRC can get the Preferred Price by first obtaining a control number. To obtain your unique control number, members will use the USTRC company code (D88562) when you visit the www.chrysleraffiliates.com web site or by calling Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program Headquarters at (888)-444-4321 Option 2. Or you can call Ram Rodeo at (641) 684-6000. Then they will fax or e-mail your unique Control Number. Once you have obtained your Control Number, take it along with your membership card and marriage license or similar documentation showing a relationship to the member, to any participating U.S. Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge or Ram dealership or FIAT Studio and request the Preferred Price. After the dealership verifies your Control Number, you can choose from any select new Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle. *The Preferred Price is the maximum amount you will be charged by a participating U.S. dealer for an eligible vehicle. See dealer for details. A $75 administration fee applies. Offer valid for up to 2 (two) Chrysler Group LLC vehicles per calendar year. The Dodge Viper and all SRT models are not currently eligible for this program. Not all incentives may be available, as they vary by region and residency of buyer. See dealer for complete details. **Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination, tax, title and registration fees. Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram are registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of Fiat Group Marketing & Corporate Communication S.p.A., used under license by Chrysler Group LLC. 166 / MAY 2014


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ROPER MATH

125 (number of cattle needed) : 30 (number of cattle in a full load on trailer) = 5 (total number of trips needed)

USTRC JR. LOOPER EVENT LOCATOR

4 Ohio Classic 10 Indiana Classic 8 Panhandle Classic 2 Kansas Championships 3 Mississippi Championships 7 Spanish Trail Classic 1 Cowboy Capital Classic 6 Red Desert Classic 9 Midwest Regional Finals 5 Red Rock Classic 11 Florida Panhandle Championships

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30 (number of cattle in a full load on trailer) x5 (total number of trips needed) = 150 (total number of steers that could be hauled) 150 (total number of steers that could be hauled) - 125 (number of cattle needed) = 25 (number of extra steers producer could haul)

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . .52

Hatco, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Bayou West Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

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

Bob Feist Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . .139

Lasso Del Norte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

Priefert Farm, Ranch

North Alabama Championships . . . .156

and Rodeo Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . .35

North Arkansas Classic . . . . . . . . . .154

Horse Craft Products . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

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Ohio Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Oklahoma Championships . . . . . . . .160

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Red Desert Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

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I International Finals

Catch 'Em and Stretch 'Em

Youth Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 133

Ringling Community Benefit Roping . .136

J J X 2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Open Pasture Roping . . . . . . . . . . .118 Computer Software

K Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

USTRC Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 USTRC Membership Application . . . .55-57 USTRC Regionals Eastern Regional Finals . . . . . . . .46-47

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

Midwest Regional Finals . . . . . . .44-45

Rope Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

Regional Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43

Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .103

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Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

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

Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . .40

L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Crooked Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

M Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170

D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Danny Dietz

Merk Animal Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Regionals Shoot-Out Entry Form . . . .54

Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .103

Southwest Regional Finals . . . . . .50-51

Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

Western States Regional Finals . . .48-49 USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 USTRC TRIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

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Regionals Preliminary Entry Form . . .53

Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Windy Ryan Memorial Roping . . .123-125

Crossfire Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Memorial Team Roping . . . . . . . . . .119

West Texas Championships . . . . . . . .152 USTRC Formats 2013 . . . . . . . . .162-166

Rock Springs, Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

For Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Corriente Buckle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 Robertson Hill Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

Ross Coleman’s Wide

Western Colorado Championships . . .153

Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . . .89

Cattle Company, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 131

Red Rock Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

Ram Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

Steel Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

V Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .102

Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .102 T

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TLC Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Elite Roping Association . . . . . . . . . . .121

National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . . .6, 103

Janice Tipton Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Mathews Land & Cattle Co. . . .142, 144

Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 101

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

Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . .167

World Series of Team Roping . .140-141

Equibrand / Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

National Team

Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . .127

Zamora Productions . . . . . . . . . . . .143

Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Western Horseman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

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

Wild West Championships . . . . . .128-129

Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . . .96

Roping League . . . . . . . . . . . .104-107 F Farm Tek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

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Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . .109-112

Oklahoma State

Dixon Flowers Rope Horses . . . . . . . .122 Forty Plus Team Roping Championships . . . . . .108

Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Outlaw Saddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Oxbow Tack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 U USTRC Events: Cowboy Capital Classic . . . . . . . . . .148

X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Florida Panhandle Classic . . . . . . . .151 G

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Indiana Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

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

Roger Peters

Iowa Championships . . . . . . . . . . . .155

ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116-117

Kansas Championships . . . . . . . . . .146

Danny Zuniga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .19

168 / MAY 2014

Livestock Insurers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .102


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