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THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS

FEATURES 8

Just the Way It Is by Ben Clements

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USTRC Announcements By the Numbers by John Findlay

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Gold Plus Report by Ty Hillman

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Champions Profile — Peggy Bach & B.J. Thompson

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Top Tips with Rickey Green

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USTRC Insider — True Blue

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Horse Health — Preparing for Breeding Season by Matt Klotz, DVM

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Fashion 2011 — Look What’s Under the Hat

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Upcoming Events — North Alabama Championships

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USTRC On Tap

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US Open Tour Standings

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Cruel Girl Standings

USTRC Championship Results 60

Arkansas Championships

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Bluegrass Championships

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Texas Championships

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South Alabama Championships

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Missouri Championships

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Panhandle Classic

44 USTRC Regional Finals


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JUST the WAY IT IS

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ow, it has been a roller coaster ride this last month. It has gone by so fast it seems like April 17 was months ago. The reason I mention the date is because Jodi and I had our daughter on that day. TyAnn Lea Clements came into this world at 2:22 p.m. on that Sunday and it certainly has changed our lives and our perspective. Mr. Webster defines perspective as the ability to see, point of view, or a visual or mental picture. In our business of team roping, point of view is essential. It is crucial for us to be able to see and understand what is really happening in our lives and in the world around us. In essence we must be able to comprehend our surroundings. A lot of the time it helps our roping if we can see things through someone else’s eyes. Someone can tell us over and over again but until we actually grasp what they are seeing, it doesn’t fit for us. I can honestly say my perspective has changed in the last month. People told me and explained to me and yet I only now understand what no one could make me understand before. I had to go through it to grasp it and my perspective has certainly done a one-eighty. My little girl is a little over a month old now and I cannot tell you how much she has changed my point of view. My ability to see and understand, my mental picture, is certainly much different than it was before April 17. Understanding things sometimes just involves experiencing them. Going through something is sometimes the best teacher there is. I’ve heard the saying, “Been there, done that!” Most of us have life experiences that we could have only learned from by going through them, actually having the hands-on experience. Everyone tried to tell me how having a child would be, but until I actually went through it and was touched personally, was I able to grasp what all it involved. Having a baby and being there for her birth is truly an amazing thing and I am really blessed to have a wonderful daughter, a super wife, and an amazing family. Roping is a hands-on occurrence. We can show others how to rope, we can teach others how to rope but until they become involved and see it for what it is to them, it has little meaning. Perhaps that is why

JUNE 2011 kids grasp it so fast and do so well. They experience it without prejudice and their perspective is clear and not one they have learned. It is true they have to learn roping, but they learn it like living in a household of two languages. They grow up handling a rope like they eat, drink and sleep so their perspective is not distorted by the thoughts of someone who might be trying to learn to rope at an older age. I recently watched some little kids learning to ice skate at the mall. The younger they were the quicker they picked up on it and from their perspective it was like walking and talking. Watching some older skaters reminded me that I probably didn’t want to learn to skate at thirty-plus years. My mom says, “If you look and see life through small circles you will never embrace the vastness of all that it has to offer.” Perspective broadens our horizons and give us new found outlooks and observations that we never knew were there. Whether it is being a new dad or changing and improving our roping techniques, perspective give us something more to look at than our tunnel vision concept of what may be happening. Sometimes merely changing our perspective changes our minds and we are better, wiser and more able to relate to all that is happening around us. The old saying, “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes,” certainly proves true. What we perceive as reality may not be the truth at all. Perspective is that mental picture we all need to grasp. It is the truth of what is really going on, and truth my friends, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. Understanding our friends or families perspective can help us help them and vice versa. Take a minute to see what others see, feel what others feel and embrace or discard what others deal with. Perspective is walking in the footsteps of others. People can tell you, explain to you, define it for you and suggest it but until your perspective mirrors theirs you will never grasp what they are seeing. Open your eyes to a wider screen shot. You can see the dog in the field but until you see the rabbit the dog sees you have missed what is happening. Change your life and your attitude. It is called perspective and that is just the way it is…..


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DEPARTMENTS 108 Riding Herd

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112 The Other Half

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2011 Regional Finals! It’s Regional Finals time! Please check your Available Earnings by going to www.ustrc.com. The “Member” link on the home page will take you to your personal file page. Click on the “Your Earnings” link once you’re signed in. Remember participation at a USTRC event qualifies current USTRC members to enter a Regional Shoot-Out. Every current member has been awarded Flex Earnings ($1,000 to Gold Spur members and $3,000 to Gold Plus members) that can be used to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out position. It takes $2,000 in earnings to qualify, so combine your earnings with another member and you’re in! Of course you may also qualify by placing 1st through 5th in the Average at any USTRC sanctioned event. Be sure to check out your Available Earnings at www.ustrc.com or call 254.968.0002 ext. 5103 should you need more information.

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

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

Flex Earnings Again for the 2011 season, Gold Spur members, which includes Lifetime members and additional family members 13 years of age or older as of January 1, 2010, will receive $1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Upon participation at any USTRC Event or Regional Preliminary Roping these earnings will be deposited in your Flex Earnings account and may be used in any Regional Finals or National Finals Shoot-Out division...your choice! As in the past, Gold Plus members will receive $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Likewise, these earnings will be deposited in your Flex Earnings account upon participation at a USTRC event or Regional Preliminary roping and may be used at your discretion in any Regional Finals or National Finals Shoot-Out division. Gold Spur members that upgrade to the Gold Plus membership will receive an additional $2,000 in Flex Earnings for a total of $3,000. To view your earnings record click on the “Member” link at www.ustrc.com From your personal page, click on the “your available earnings” link for details. continued on page 102

To see all previous USTRC announcements made for the 2010 season visit www.ustrc.com and click on the “Announcements” link.

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


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USTRC

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BY JOHN FINDLAY

NUMBERS Age and the USTRC or Is That Guy Roping Behind Me Really Old or Has He Just Had a Hard Life?

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s Director of Corporate Partnerships for the USTRC, as well as being your esteemed scribe for this monthly By The Numbers column, one of my duties is to continually update the demographics of our members. By demographics I mean the various statistical characteristics marketing people use in research to describe a given population, such as, income, gender, education, occupation and age. As one of those marketing people, I use this information to try to convince potential USTRC sponsors and SuperLooper advertisers that you team ropers are a worthy lot. That you fit the profile for being a good potential customer for them. One of the key demographics is age. Kids don’t by Ram duallys and older folk don’t buy Justin Bieber CD’s. Or, at least the ones I know don’t. Anyway, the other day, while I was updating my data sheet on just how old you guys are, I thought maybe you all would be interested in knowing how old you are, too. I know you know how old YOU are but do you know how old that guy roping behind you is? While I can’t tell you specifically how old that guy is, I can tell you how old USTRC ropers are in general. I turn your attention to TABLE 1. I took the age of every roper that entered a roping, sanctioned or affiliate, for the years 2005 and again in 2010. I used these two years in order to see if there have been any significant changes in our age makeup over the last five years. I used 12 / JUNE 2011

Table 1

Age of Ropers Who Paricipated in a Sanctioned or Affiliate Roping by Year Age Bracket Under 18 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 49 50 to 64 Over 64 Total

2005 2,291 3,409 4,941 6,968 3,649 642 21,900

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10.6% 15.6% 22.5% 31.7% 16.7% 2.9% 100.0%

the following age brackets because it is what most demographers use when segmenting the population by age: Under 18; 18 to 24; 25 to 34; 35 to 49; 50 to 64; and Over 64.The first thing to notice is that we are predominantly 35 to 49 years old. That is as team ropers. The greatest number of ropers fall into this age bracket, nearly a third of us (30.2%). Second are the 25 to 34 year-olds (22.5%) while third are the 50 to 64 year-olds (20.8%). The smaller brackets are, in order, 18 to 24 (14.6%), Under 18 (6.7%) and Over 64 (5.2%). Somewhat contrary to what I might have thought, the age distribution has changed very little over the last five years. The percentage of youngsters (Under 18 and 25-34) has declined while the older folk, 50 and over,

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have increased with the ropers in the middle, 25-34 and 35-49, has remained pretty stable. This is in keeping with the demographics of the nation as a whole as the large baby boom generation is getting older while the so called Generations X and Y have been smaller than their older counterparts. You may have read about the fear concerning the future viability of Social Security with fewer workers in the labor force trying to support the huge Baby Boom Generation that is now approaching retirement. So, in essence, you could say that, as opposed to many other sports that are more popular with the young like baseball, football and most of the other rodeo events, team roping is a perfect activity to help ward off the anxieties of middle age, such as mid-life


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Chart 1

17-, and the 50-64 year olds while the popularity of the higher divisions increases among the 25-34 and 18-24 year old set. With the 35-49 year old group, the popularity of the divisions is fairly level. The atypical portion of Chart 1 (and Chart 2) is the Gold Plus division. Because only ropers 21 and over may rope in the division, the numbers are fairly skewed. Obviously, there are no ropers Under 17 and since half of the 1824 year old category are exempt from the division, their numbers are low by comparison. The vast majority of Gold Plus ropers are 35-64 years old (70.4%). Now, while there is no great revelation about this information, it reinforces

what many would presume to be common sense. Statistics, by the way, often spend a lot of time and energy on confirming what common sense has always told us. Obviously, roping in the Open is a younger roper’s game, a fact that I don’t think is surprising to almost anyone with apologies to Walt (Woodard) and Alan (Bach) who are both now in the 50 to 64 set. I guess nobody’s told them yet. Chart 1 will also tell you the allocation of age brackets for each division. Just follow an imaginary line tracking vertically from the division label at the bottom of the Chart. The Open, for example, is dominated by

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crises, balding, mid-abdomen expansions, hemorrhoids, and the heartbreak of psoriasis. Keep in mind that the ages delineated here are of ropers that participated in a roping as opposed to being just a member of USTRC. We do have some members, particularly among the young, that are still just dummy ropers (now don’t take that wrong, youngsters) and among the old that are lifetime members that may not have entered an affiliate or sanctioned roping this year. Now let’s turn our attention to age distribution by roping division. How old are the ropers you are roping with in each division? All that is in the Chart 1 for 2010. As opposed to the Table, the percentages on the Chart are for sanctioned ropings only. It was the only logical way I could compare divisions since affiliate ropings do not necessarily always match the parameters of our sanctioned roping divisions. Each line on the Chart represents an age bracket. Each mark along the line is equal to the percentage of ropers in that age bracket that have roped in the division labeled at the bottom of the Chart at least once during the 2010 roping season. That is why the line representing the 35-49 age bracket is at the top of the Chart in all but the Open and #15 Division, because, as we learned in the Table, 35-49 year olds are the largest age bracket roping at ropings. Analogous to that, the Over 64 age bracket is at the bottom of the Chart because it is the smallest bracket. By looking at each line, you can determine which divisions are the most and least popular with each age bracket. In the 35-49 year old bracket, the Gold Plus is the most popular while the Open is the least. Among the Over 64 crowd, the Open, again, is the least popular, but in this case, the #8 Pick/Draw is the most popular. As you move along the continuum from the Open over to the #8 Pick/Draw (leaving out the Gold Plus for now), the popularity of the lower divisions increases among the 65+, the

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25-34 year olds with just shy of 40% (39.0%) of that division residing in that bracket. They are followed by the 18-24 year olds at nearly 30% (29.3%), the 3549 year olds (24.2%), the 50-64 year olds (5.5%, Walt and Alan) and barely making a blip on the Chart, the Under 18’s (1.8%) and the Over 64’s (0.3%). The

Gold Plus registers the largest spread between age brackets, going from 42% to 0% (17-) while the #8 Pick/Draw is the most inclusive division with a much smaller spread between participation percentages with 35-49’ers the largest at 27.8% and 65+’ers again the smallest but at relative hearty 7.5%.

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I also thought I would see if there was any great change in this distribution over the years. So I went back to 2006 for comparison. I would have used 2005 but that was the year we changed to TRIAD numbers with divisions ranging from #4 to #15. Rather than complicate matters, I just switched to 2006. That result is in Chart 2. Unless you are a real eagle eye, you won’t see much difference between the two years. The patterns are virtually the same. I could find only two instances in which there was a perceptual change. In the 25-34 year old category, there was a greater participation percentage-wise in the Open and the #15 in 2010 than in 2006. For instance, the Open in 2006 was composed of 34.1% 25-34 year-olds but by 2010 that percent had increased to 39.0%, nearly 5 percentage points. The increase in the #15 was from 29.4% to 32.6%, an increase of 3.2 percentage points. You can see how much I am grasping at straws here for disparities. The other grasped straw was in the 65+ age bracket. From 2006 to 2010 the participation by the retired set went from 5.0% to 6.5% in the #9 and from 6.0% to 7.5% in the #8 Pick/Draw. I know that doesn’t seem like much on the surface but look at it this way. Going from 6.0% to 7.5% is an increase of 25%. My guess is that the 65 and over crown are finding it more comfortable to rope in the lower divisions where they are more competitive. Well hopefully, now, you have a vague idea of just how old that roper behind you is. Or at least you can make an educated guess without asking him to take his hat off to see if he’s follically challenged. n


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USTRC

GOLD PLUS by Ty Hillman

Hello Ropers, lived that lifestyle and made a living for years and not burned out. I remember my first trip to the Bob Feist Invitational when I was about 12 years old. My mom and I flew to Reno to watch my brother Jett compete at his first BFI. I had grown up watching the videos and could tell you who had won the Average for the last several years. When Mom and I walked in the doors of the Reno Livestock Events Center and bought our tickets, we wrote our names on our ticket stubs and shoved them in a big container for a drawing and quickly went to sit down as the grand entry was starting. More times than not, at a grand entry that starts before 8 a.m., someone’s horse usually bucks with them and it is fun to watch. Later on that day, I heard Bob Tallman announce

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June is an exciting month for team roping fans as the Bob Feist Invitational and the Reno Rodeo Invitational are held in Reno, Nevada. Also, the Reno Rodeo kicks off the Cowboy Christmas Rodeo Trail as cowboys and cowgirls take advantage of all the great rodeos during the Fourth of July. When I was younger, I could not wait to jump in the pickup and drive to a roping or rodeo, no matter how long it would take to get there. Now that my priorities have changed, I think I would rather take a whipping than drive from Texas to Reno, then to Greeley, Colorado, back to Reno for the short round, back to Greeley for the short round, then to Cody, Wyoming, then to Livingston, Montana, etc., all while paying $4/gallon for diesel. I really respect those who have successfully

Nathan Mohar from across the line in Illinois teamed up with Missouri’s own Tony Schindler to win the Gold Plus roping at the Missouri Classic. They roped four head in 29.01 seconds to win $3,028 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 16 / JUNE 2011

they were getting ready to announce the winner of the drawing. I did not think much about it because the stands were full by then and I knew my chances of winning were slim to none. To my surprise, Mr. Tallman announced my name as the winner! I thought to myself, “Out of all these people here, I won….What did I win?” I figured the prize must have been a pickup or a saddle or something really big and exciting. For me to be picked out of every person sitting in the stands and milling around the trade show, I was pumped. I hustled over where they told me to redeem my prize and as I approached the booth, I was expecting to be handed a key to a new Dodge truck or something like that. I anxiously told the lady my name and that I was the big winner of the drawing. She smiled, congratulated me, and handed me my prize…a jar of hot sauce in a little balsa wood box with the BFI logo on the top. “Wow…. A jar of hot sauce…Thanks…” was all I could muster. As I have gotten older and now that I work for a business that produces events, I see the importance of keeping things fun for those who choose to participate. Even though I won a jar of hot sauce when I expected to win a pickup, I did appreciate the prize and whoever took the time to organize the drawing. Last month I explained USTRC is adding a minimum of $10,000 and awarding some extra prizes to the Gold Plus division at each of the Regional Finals. The Average winners will receive extra fancy tooled Martin leather rope bags, a Resistol felt hat, a pair of Tony Lama boots, and three pairs of Cinch or Cruel Girl jeans. The Incentive Average winners will be awarded a trophy Gist buckle, a Classic Equine rope bag, an ESP saddle pad, and a Classic Equine top load hay bag. Thanks again to Resistol, Tony Lama, Cinch and Classic Equine for your generous contribution to the Gold Plus prize line at all seven of the Regional Finals events. For the last several years, USTRC has recognized the High Point Gold Plus member of the weekend at each Regional Finals and awarded different prizes. This year, the high point member will receive a National Finals of Team


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Winning the Gold Plus roping at the Bluegrass Championships was the team of James Miller, Jr. of Tennessee and John Fortkamp from Idaho. They roped four head in 38.08 seconds and won $1,820 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. PHOTO BY LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

Roping package which includes entry fees paid to two National Finals ShootOuts, two stalls for up to nine nights, a Gold Plus RV hookup located behind Barn 9, and a leather NFTR jacket. I want to clarify that the winner is only winning two paid entry fees to a ShootOut of any division and is not receiving Flex Earnings to qualify for the ShootOut. Also, the paid entry fees are for the high point member only so his partner will still have to pay his entry fees and contribute his own Available Earnings. The Regional Finals are around the corner and as you ropers start thinking about your entries, please remember you will enter any Draw-In entries onsite. Don’t worry…you will not pay late fees on these draw entries. This helps ensure those who use the Draw-In option will draw a partner who is at the event. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Thanks for your time and I look forward to visiting with you. n

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IN HOUSE PROOF

The home-state team of Steve Horne and Ed Allen, Jr. took command and won the Gold Plus roping at the South Alabama Championships. They roped four head in 34.41 seconds to win CRX’D $1,870 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Brent Bartlett and Clayton J. Beavers roped well at the Arkansas Championships, winning the Gold Plus roping. They roped four head in 30.12 seconds to win $3,598 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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After roping four head in 32.81 seconds, the team of Jeremy Mascorro and Ronnie Lopez were dubbed this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold Plus winners at the Texas Championships. They won $3,774 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Hobie Bolin and Kip Middleton claimed the Gold Plus Championship at the 2011 Panhandle Classic. The duo roped four head in 31.70 seconds to win $3,250 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 18 / JUNE 2011


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#12 SHOOT-OUT ROPING 2010 USTRC National Champions

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he pressure every heeler knows: to catch and set back! Enough said! It was Louisiana heeler, B.J. Thompson’s philosophy. He wouldn’t change anything just because he was heeling for Peggy Bach. Get them down, don’t get nervous and do what he had been doing all day! Not a bad viewpoint for a short round at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. “We had never met before the day of the roping,” Bach explained. “I had seen him at a distance but we had never even spoken much less roped together.” “I actually called her to make sure she was at the roping,” Thompson said, “I wanted to make sure we connected before the roping started.” The #12 Shoot-Out had been a very high energy roping. The short go round geared up to be very tight, aggressive and high energy as well. It was really not so surprising that Bach and Thompson just happened to be the high call back team coming into the short go round. Talk about being on the same page. Didn’t know each other, never roped together but you could not deny they were on the same page as far as team roping was concerned. “When you are the high team back a lot of things run through your mind as you watch each run,” Bach commented. “You have a lot of time to think!” One point eight seconds separated the first through fifth place teams going into the short go round of the #12 ShootOut. As each team roped, it quickly became obvious this roping could go in any direction. When the second high team back posted a 7.54 on their short round steer, Joel Nunneley

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Peggy Bach & B.J. Thompson

and Lane Reeves took the lead in the #12 Shoot-Out. Bach and Thompson were the final team to rope. Both ropers knew they needed an 8.89 to take the win. They were shooting at $76,900. They were also looking at Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist gold buckles, Tony Lama Full Quill boots, and Western Horseman Collector’s Prints. It was a prize line that took your breath away. There are just some things that happen and you know they are dictated in ways you alone could never have orchestrated or manipulated. The pairing of Bach and Thompson proved to be one of those things. When the pair jumped out and posted a time of 7.21 on their short go round steer the roping went down in the history books. The pair would take the win in the #12 Shoot-Out at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Neither of them would ever forget what roping together involved and how it had all transpired. Good team roping initiates good friendships and unique affiliations. These ropers had been paired for a reason. Who


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ue to the severe weather in the southeast, many of the NTRL ropings have been smaller in size and a few ropings even had to be cancelled. Because of this, we will be revisiting our Shoot-Out schedule and find a way to revise the Shoot-Oout distribution. Look for more details in the July issue. Despite all the storms, the Jacksonville Truck Roping had a great turnout. There were several ropers in contention for the 2011 Chevy Duramax dually truck, but coming out on top and driving the new truck home was Wilfred Perez from Miami, Florida. Congratulations Wilfred!

Don’t forget, many of the NTRL ropings count in three different ways: NTRL Shoot-Outs, USTRC Flex Earnings, and The Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs. We are hoping to have a website up in 6-8 weeks from now so that ropers can go to the website and check on their NTRL Shoot-Outs, Big Ticket ShootOuts, schedules, flyers, and much more. Hopefully it will be very informative and answer any questions you might have. As always, feel free to call me at the office anytime. — Mandy Wolfe

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18, 2011 Greensboro, GA Location Change!

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Rockin Circle H Saddle Series June 18, 2011 Rockin Circle H Arena - Lizella, GA

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

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Osburn Arena NTRL Series Campbell, NY Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. sharp! March 12 April 9 May 7 (Qualifier) June 4 July 16

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

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Green County Ag Center Greensboro, GA NOTE E T A NOTE NDGE! June 18, 2011 CHANDATE GE! A H C Dates: May 28 and June 18

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

Dates: May 14, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17 Books open 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

2011 USTRC Membership Required

2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

TRIAD numbers only

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

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Gustafson Farms Covered Arena Green Cove Springs, FL June 18, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS Allen’s Team Roping Yost Arena Heard County Arena Mt. Morris, PA Franklin, GA July 2 & 3 June 11

Books open at 9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:30 a.m. Saturday July 2 Open 4 HD - $25/roper #11 3 HD - $20/roper #13 4 HD - $25/roper #9 3 HD - $20/roper VIP Roping $25/roper - 75% Payback Sunday July 3 Open 4 HD - $25/roper #10 3 HD - $20/roper #12 4 HD - $25/roper #8 3 HD - $20/roper

Drawpot option in every roping NTRL National Shootouts to all Average Winners

For More Info and Directions: Duane Yost 724/324-2150

Dates: April 30, June 11 Books open 11:00 a.m. Rope at 12:00 noon (Georgia Time)

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

2011 USTRC Membership Required

2011 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

TRIAD numbers only


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NTRL FINALS 2011 SHOOTOUT WINNERS

#13 Dennis Moore (Opp, AL) and Daren Sims (Panama City, FL)

Open Clint Summers (Lake City, FL) and Brad Culpepper (Ashburn, GA)

#15 Ben Gambrell (West Union, SC) and Clint Moore (Limestone, TN)

#12 Jody Heyward (Ward, SC) and Cory Kidd (Statesville, NC)

#10 Ben Whiddon (Havana, FL) and Daren Sims (Panama City, FL)

#11 Stuart Bigbee (Tuscumbia, AL) and Justin Boyette (Starke, FL)

#9 John Fortkamp (Glenns Ferry, ID) and Tish Luke (Yeehaw Junction, FL)

#8 Jessica Gray (Sparr, FL) and Colson Cannon (Brooksville, FL)

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BLO W O UT Duke Arena • 1272 CR SE 3285 Mt. Vernon, Texas 75457

JUNE 11, 2011 Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

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

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#7 w/Elite #4 cap

3 head Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100/roper

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

Saddles + Cash Buckles + Cash LoneStar Ropes + Cash Cash

Books close for #7 at the start of Cowboy Church

#9 w/#8 Incentive capped at an Elite #5

4 head Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100/roper

1st: Buckles + Cash 2nd: LoneStar Ropes + Cash 3rd: Cash 4th: Cash Buckles to Incentive Winners

Books close for #9 at short go of #7

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S&S Ropings SUMMER

JACKPOT S

Chisholm Trail Pavilion • Enid, Oklahoma

Saturday, June 11, 2011 & Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:00 a.m.

PLUS! 12:00 noon

#11 Mixed Pick/Draw with #9 Inc.

#10 Pick/Draw with #9 and #8 Inc.

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 9:30 a.m. SHARP!

5-head, Progressive on one $150/roper • Capped at Elite #6 Incentives paid on 4 May enter 3 times for a total of 15 runs

4-head, Progressive on one $100/roper • Capped at Elite #7 Incentives paid on 3 May enter 3 times for a total of 12 runs Enter 1X with a partner we draw you 3 = 4 Enter 2X with partner we draw you 6 = 8 Enter 3X with partner we draw you 9 = 12 If no partner we can draw all your runs! Enter 1X without a partner we draw you 4 Enter 2X without partner we draw you 8 Enter 3X without partner we draw you 12 Mixed Roping: One end must be 50 years old or older, 14 years old or younger or a female.

Special prizes to the Average and Incentive winners!

Enter 1X with a partner we draw you 4 = 5 Enter 2X with partner we draw you 8 = 10 Enter 3X with partner we draw you 12 = 15 If no partner we can draw all your runs! Enter 1X without a partner we draw you 5 Enter 2X without partner we draw you 10 Enter 3X without partner we draw you 15

Teskey Saddles to the Average winners of the #10 roping! Special prizes to the Incentive winners. Everyone who catches 4 steers makes it to the super short-go!

Fun! Fair! Fast! Friendly! Affordable!

If weather permits, outdoor arena available!

Everyone Welcome!

TRIAD Numbers Only USTRC Rules Apply

1 John 1:7 S&S Ropings Cindy & Brandon Smith 620/422-3632 • 620/664-8711 134 / JUNE 2011

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Philipp Ranch presents

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

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

AL L ROPINGS ARE 80% PAYBACK

June 11-12, 2011 Giddings, Texas Lee county covered Arena (Stalls and RV available) Dummy Roping at noon on Sunday sponsored by Lone Star Ropes

Don Gonzales Saddles t o Average Winners a t the finals

Saturday

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS:

Sunday

Open #15 #13 #12 #11

July 23-24, 2011 FINALS

#10

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

$100/team •Enter 5x Both partners must be over 50 • No cap ATTENTION ROPERS: Due to the small number of Open & #15 ropers, those two ropings are over by 10:00 a.m. if not sooner. Saturday books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m. Sunday books open at 7:00 a.m. Close at 8:00 a.m. Roping starts at 9:00 a.m. each day. All other ropings: Books will open when the previous roping begins and close a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of that roping.

Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo Covered Arena

“NEW COOLER COVERED ARENA”

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

Capped at #5 Elite We will accept credit cards on $50/roper pre-entries only. Pre-entries open the Monday before the roping. Enter 5 times See website for more information. #8 Drawpot NEW to our ropings - $10 Roping Capped at #4 Instruction with Shane & John Phillip $150/roper 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Enter twice Phillip Ranch Rope and Barrel Horse Production Sale Draw 2 with featuring Girls Gone Wild Filly Sale each entry or 3 Saturday, July 23, 2011 • 3 p.m. if entered Open. in conjunction with Finals Finals packet will be available on TRIAD numbers only our website June 15, 2011 along Must be current USTRC with sale catalog. member. 2011 cards may Dummy roping each day at Finals be purchased at roping. sponsored by Lone Star Ropes Win USTRC Flex Earnings! Free demonstration on horsemanship Negative Coggins required at all and roping tips by Phillip Ranch shows and must be presented. 7:00 p.m. Saturday July 23 First to enter, last to rope. sponsored by Classic Ropes Great Corriente roping cattle Sponsor Roping Sat., July 23, 7:40 p.m. furnished by Philipp Ranch.

Must attend 3 of 8 ropings to participate at the Finals FOR MORE INFORMATION: John 713/806-6012 • Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com SPONSORS: All Around Performance Horse • Don Gonzales Saddlery • Sombrero Hats DRW Precision • Farm Bureau (J. Hendricks) • Knife River Concrete • Matthews Electric Beard-Navasota Vet Hospital • Coufal Prater 136 / JUNE 2011


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FATHER’S DAY JACKPOT June 18-19, 2011 Bernalillo County Sheriff's Posse Arena Albuquerque, NM No Age L im

Limit No Age

SATURDAY • June 18 Books open 9:00 a.m.-Rope at 10:00 a.m.

Open

SUNDAY • June 19 Books open 10:00 a.m.-Rope at 11:00 a.m.

#11 Handicap

$25/roper • Enter 6x

#15 $25/roper • Enter 6x

#13 $25/roper • Enter 6x

$500 to High Money Winner of the Day!

#12 Warm-Up $25/roper • Enter 6x

Cash drawing for the ladies – all you have to do is be there! TRIAD Numbers Only For More Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 Chris Francis 505/429-0164

Pick 1 draw 2 or draw all 3 $100/roper • Enter 3X for a total of 9 partners

#9 Handicap Pick 1 draw 2 or draw all 3 $100/roper • Enter 3X for a total of 9 partners Saddles to High Money Header & Heeler of the day! Buckles to Average winners in #11 & #9 Breast Collars to 2nd in Average of the #11 & #9 Vests to 3rd in Average of the #11 & #9 Halters to 4th in Average of the #11 & #9

33% Stock Charge

Good Cheap Fun!

Thank you to the Mathews Land & Cattle Sponsors

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Roping at The Ranch June 23-25, 2011 The Ranch Las Vegas, NM THURSDAY • June 23 Books open 4:00 p.m.-Rope at 5:00 p.m.

Open 100% Payback

FRIDAY • June 24 Books open 5:00 p.m.-Rope at 6:00 p.m.

#13

$150/roper • Enter 3x

Pick Partner $50/roper • Enter 6x

#15

#12

Pick Partner $50/roper • Enter 6x

Pick Partner $50/roper • Enter 6x

SATURDAY • June 25

Don’t miss the No Bull party at Oren’s house on June 24, 2011

Books open 5:00 p.m.-Rope at 6:00 p.m.

#11 Handicap $100/roper • Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 Enter 3x for a total of 9 partners

g Open Ropin k c a b 100% Pay

33% Stock Charge All ropings are 4-head

H Live Band H Open Bar H right after the roping Be There or Be Square!

Free Stalls (limited) Come Stay With Us! TRIAD Numbers Only For More Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 Chris Francis 505/429-0164

Thank you to the Mathews Land & Cattle Sponsors

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10 HEAD CHALLENGE July 2, 2011 • One Day Only! at The Ranch Las Vegas, NM ping #10 Ro

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

#10 Ropin g

$250/roper • $500/team 10 head - 10 full rounds (rope all 10 head) Capped at a #6+

you get all

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1st • $5,000 + Saddles 2nd • $4,500 + Buckles 3rd • $3,500 + Breast Collars 4th • $2,500 + Vests 5th • $2,000 + Vests 6th • $1,500 + Vests #9 Incentive team • $1,000 + Buckles

Ni c e & C ool in Las Vega s, NM

Fast Times • $250/team - 10 full rounds = $2,500 Payout based on 75 teams • You may enter 3x

Send your entries to Mathews Land & Cattle Attn: Eddy Lynn P.O. Box 1405 • Las Vegas, NM 87701 Cash - Check - Money Order We will take entries until the morning of July 2 For entries you may also call Eddy Lynn at 505.629.6505

Roping fills fast so call us!

Free Stalls Fireworks on Saturday Night at The Ranch TRIAD Numbers Only For More Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 Chris Francis 505/429-0164

Thank you to the Mathews Land & Cattle Sponsors

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as of May 6, 2011

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

Even though Clay Tryan and Derrick Begay remain in a tight race at the top of this month’s leaderboard, other headers are making their move. Luke Brown has had a great spring racking up the points, with his biggest showing coming during the Texas Championships April 14. He ruled San Antonio, winning first in the Average with partner Martin Lucero, roping in a time of 38.15 on five and placing seventh in the Average with partner and 2010 PRCA World Champion Patrick Smith. Kelsey Parchman is also breathing down the leader’s necks, posting a first with partner Kory Koontz and second with partner Kyle Crick in the Average at the Panhandle Classic April 28 in Amarillo, Texas.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Clay B. Tryan.............62 Derrick J. Begay........58 Chad W. Masters .......42 Luke S. Brown ..........39 Kelsey Parchman.......37 Jerritt L. Varner.........35 Charly B. Crawford....33 Brandon M. Beers .....32 Kaleb E. Driggers......30 Gable Hilderbrand.....27 Colby L. Lovell ..........26 Jake Barnes ..............25 Matt Sherwood .........24 Cale D. Markham ......23 Erich J. Rogers..........22

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

Keven W. Daniel ........21 Jake W. Kropik ..........21 Austin W. Nettleship..20 Cody McMinn............20 B. J. Campbell ...........20 Spencer W. Mitchell ..18 Waylon McCurley ......18 Travis J. Tryan ...........17 Clay O. Smith ............17 Morgan M. Jones.......16 Rance Gantt..............16 Jason T. Richardson ...16 Payden C. Emmett.....16 Quincy Kueckelhan....16 Charles R. Pogue.......15

PHOTO COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jade Corkill

Oh yes, it’s good to be king. Jade Corkill is definitely king of the heelers these days and while he’s been hitting the rodeo road and handling the demands of being a new dad, some of his compadre’s have been hot on his heels. Kory Koontz and Martin Lucero got busy in April, moving them up the leaderboard. Kootnz started off the month by taking first in the Average at the New Mexico Championships, April 1, roping with header Charly Crawford in a time of 35.97 on five. Then followed up that performance on April 28 at the Panhandle Classic taking another first in the Average with partner Kelsey Parchman, roping in a time of 33.81 on five. Lucero relied on Crawford, as well, during the New Mexico Championships to take second in the Average with a time of 38.57 on five. He followed that up April 14 winning first in the Average with Luke Brown at the Texas Championships, roping five in a time of 38.15. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Jade R. Corkill...........92 Cory Petska ..............71 Brad D. Culpepper.....43 Todd Wilson ..............39 Travis L. Graves.........35 Jim R. Cooper ...........34 Jhett E. Johnson ........31 Patrick A. Smith........30 Kory Koontz..............28 Martin Lucero ...........28 Tom Bourne ..............28 Zak R. Dobbins .........28 Nick Rowland............27 Jett Hillman ..............25 Marty Becker ............22

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

Justin W. Davis..........22 Brady J. Minor ..........22 Cole Bigbee ..............22 Trey Johnson III.........20 Dustin L.Davis...........20 George Eldridge ........20 Mitch T. Murray .........20 Wesley H. Moss.........20 Travis J. Woodard ......20 Riley K. Pedro ...........19 Chase R. Tryan ..........18 Kinney Dale Harrell...18 Buddy E. Hawkins II ..18 Cesar A. DeLaCruz ....18 Jaytin McCright .........17

For a complete listing of all qualified Open Tour Ropers, please visit www.ustrc.com For an explanation of points, check the Format section of this magazine. 42 / JUNE 2011


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PHOTO COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

While Jackie Hobbs is still this month’s leader, it’s just barely, as Tish Luke continues to pound on her door following a great month of competition. The Wildfire Ladies roping in February got many of the women moved to the top, including Luke, but she hasn’t been sitting on her laurels. Luke weathered, and we mean weathered, the storms that hit Andalusia in April, coming out of the South Alabama Championships with a fast time in the Gold Plus with partner Jerry Courson roping in a time of 6.8 and taking a fifth in the Average heading for partner Phillip Kelce in the #13 Handicap, roping in a time of 43.66 on five. She stayed close to home for the NTRL Affiliate in Jacksonville, FL, April 29, winning 5th in the Incentive in the #13 with partner Giovanni Socorro, and taking a 5th in the Average in the #12 with partner Jay Holmes, roping in a time of 46.41 on four. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

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

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

$21,159 $20,690 $14,020 $10,150 $9,694 $8,208 $7,027 $6,661 $6,385 $5,844 $5,649 $5,550 $5,352 $5,300 $5,298

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

Kelsey Wiley Lorraine Moreno Becky S. Cannizzaro Teri Watkins Beverly A. Robbins Lari Dee Guy Kasey J. Lumpkin Judy D. Parker Jayme L. McDonald Brandi L. Brown Kathleen Jones Paula M. Knudsen Wendy Miller Peg Williams Kayle Roberts

Charlotte, TX Mathis, TX Folsom, LA Terrell, TX Muscle Shoals, AL Abilene, TX Corsicana, TX Williams, CA Burnet, TX Dumas, TX Shorter, AL Lancaster, KY La Mesa, NM Kingman, AZ Peggs, OK

$5,169 $5,169 $5,110 $5,068 $4,940 $4,800 $4,100 $3,974 $3,830 $3,752 $3,709 $3,490 $3,426 $3,410 $3,410

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USTRC Regional Finals 2011 By Ben Clements

Team roping is alive and well in 2011. USTRC team ropers have experienced some great events and there is still more to come. The best place to fill up on USTRC Flex Earnings and load your pockets with cash is at the USTRC Regional Finals events. This year there are seven Regional events strategically placed across the country. If you want to be a force to be reckoned with when you get to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping October 22-30, 2011, you will certainly want to take in one or all of the USTRC Regional Finals events. Make your plans today because these are some of the best ropings in the entire country, and they serve as a great warm-up for the best of the best, the Cinch NFTR in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Eastern Regional Finals July 7-10, 2011 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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In 2011, the Eastern Regionals will be the first Regional Finals of the season and ropers and their families will not have any problem finding things to do in Murfreesboro. Just being able to rope in the Tennessee Miller Coliseum will be a rewarding experience. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum officially opened on March 18, 2003. A gift to Middle Tennessee State University of more than $20 million by the late John C. “Tennessee” Miller and his wife, the late Mary Elizabeth Miller, helped pave the way for the construction of the Miller Coliseum, a 222,000 square foot facility on 154 acres. This air-conditioned facility has stadiumstyle seating for 4,600 and stall space to accommodate 492 horses. This deluxe arena is used for local, state, regional, national and international horse show events. It will provide ideal conditions for the USTRC Eastern Regionals. One cannot visit the Murfreesboro area without exploring the historical battlefields located in the area. Part of America’s history, the battlefields make an everlasting impression on visitors. Stones River National Battlefield is a 600-acre national park and cemetery dedicated to preserving the memory of those who fought and died at this crucial Civil War battle. Living history demonstrations are presented on the weekends during the summer months with a special encampment featured in July. The visitor center offers a museum and orientation program. Certainly Murfreesboro is an exciting place to visit but add the USTRC Eastern Regionals and USTRC ropers and their families are in for a great treat. The food, the sites, the roping, it all adds up to fun for the weekend and maybe some more USTRC Flex Earnings.


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Clovis, New Mexico is the new home of the Southwest Regional Finals. The Curry County Special Events Center is a state of the art facility and one that ropers will certainly enjoy, making the move to Clovis a perfect fit for the Southwest Regional Finals. Located on the Llano Estacado, Clovis is a unique blend of multiculturalism, natural beauty, profound historic attractions and spectacular climate. From biking, hiking and golfing to touring one of Clovis’ dairies or browsing the unique farm and ranchland, there is a wide range of outdoor activities for everyone. The community of Clovis offers residents and businesses an unparalleled quality of life. Strategically located on the east-central stateline of New Mexico and Texas, Clovis, the Curry County seat, has become one of the premiere destinations for Industrial Development. From the nations largest cheese production facility to bio-diesel plants, Clovis understands the importance of development in all fields and has something for everyone. And the food—mild or fiery, there is absolutely nothing like New Mexico cuisine. Clovis offers a good variety of quaint and casual dining options where you can try the unique New Mexican style food. This area will provide an unforgettable visit for every kind of tourist especially the USTRC roper headed to the Southwest Regional Finals.

Southwest Regional Finals August 4-7, 2011 Clovis, New Mexico

The Lonestar Regionals will be one week later for 2011 but still in Waco, Texas, named after the Waco Indians, the first inhabitants of this area. The Wacos were a branch of the Wichitas, closely related to the Tawakonis and members of the Caddoan Confederacy. The tribe lived in beehive shaped huts, 20- to 25-feet high, made of poles, buffalo hides and rushes. The Wacos had approximately 400 acres of land under cultivation, planted in corn, beans, pumpkins, melons and peach trees. The village was located about 1/2 mile from the Brazos River, on Barron’s Branch creek, near a cold spring. For a true taste of Waco, spend some time in the Historic Downtown Entertainment District. Throughout the year, there are outdoor activities such as the free summertime outdoor concerts on the banks of the Brazos. Don’t worry if your schedule doesn’t mesh with any of these special events, there’s always plenty to do in downtown Waco. The River Square Center, a restored row of old warehouses dating to 1900, complete with high ceilings, concrete floors, and aged long-leaf pine beams, offers enough restaurants, bars, and shopping to fill any need. From Korean kimchee to Tex-Mex and steaks, Waco restaurants serve up a cornucopia of tastes. The cuisine is unbeatable and the revitalized downtown area will make your visit memorable and very entertaining. Kids accompanying their USTRC parents to the roping will find lots of fun in Waco. Cameron Park has it all to keep them busy and August 11-14, 2011 entertained. They can slide through tunnels, Waco, Texas swing, or hang like a monkey at Anniversary Park, which is also designed for access by the physically challenged. Take a walk through Miss Nellie’s Pretty Place. This wildflower preserve has winding paths open all year long, and is as pretty as a picture from March through August. Learn about wildflowers then cool off next to the fountain pool. Or play a game of Disk Golf on the 18-hole course. It’s free and open to the public the year-round. Plan on attending the Lonestar Regional Finals to enjoy great USTRC roping as well as a special part of the country.

Lonestar Regional Finals

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Northwest Regional Finals August 25-28, 2011 Winnemucca, Nevada

Winnemucca is a showplace of twentieth century architecture where visitors can still find echoes of the past that pay homage to a bygone era. Some of the most interesting areas to visit include St. Paul’s Catholic Church which graces the site of the original mission. Completed in 1924 during an intense building boom in the city, the church is the example of Spanish Colonial-style ecclesiastic architecture in the area. The Humboldt County Courthouse was built to replace the old courthouse, which burned down in 1919. Designed by Frederick Delongchamps, the state’s official architect, the building was completed in 1921. The design is neo-Classical style that was the absolute standard in American legal architecture for much of the nation’s history. The Martin Hotel, located at the corner of Railroad and Melarkey Streets, is also a rooming house and features authentic Basque cuisine. Built in 1913-1914, the Martin served heavy passenger and commercial traffic generated by the adjacent Southern Pacific Railroad. The building was severely damaged in the 1919 fire that swept the block. Once called French Bridge before the Central Pacific Railroad chose a route one mile above and parallel to the river, the Lay brothers from France constructed the first cottonwood bridge and sleeping rooms on the river. That opened up a doorway for travel and commerce to the north, which still exists today. USTRC ropers will be delighted in the historical significance of the area. Head to Winnemucca to look for some fun and the challenge of the USTRC roping at the Northwest Regional Finals. It is a roping you probably shouldn’t miss.

High Plains Regional Finals Last year the High Plains Regional Finals moved from Cheyenne, Wyoming to The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. It was a positive move and the indoor venue is more accommodating to ropers needs, keeping them from having to compete in the elements. Loveland is a beautiful city and The Ranch is one of the premier venues in the country. Loveland, Colorado is known as the Gateway to the Rockies and they will roll out the red carpet to the USTRC for the High Plains Regional Finals. With many public parks and art galleries Loveland has a great deal to offer visitors to the area. A multimillion-dollar collection of bronze sculptures scattered September 2-5, 2011 throughout the city clues visitors to the importance of art to this community. Outdoor Loveland Colorado sports and recreation abound as Loveland is located in the Colorado Front Range region just east of the mouth of Big Thompson River Canyon. Long’s Peak and other mountains of the Front Range are visible from most of the city. And the city has a truly unique habit; they re-mail some 200,000 valentines around the world each year just so they can have the Loveland postmark. With a small town atmosphere and a strong sense of community your decision to visit Loveland and rope at the High Plains Regional Finals will be a good one.


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Tunica, America’s third largest gaming resort destination, is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of gaming and tourism in this thriving Delta County. Tunica welcomes 12 million visitors a year with all the amenities of a resort destination. The roping will be good and the action will continue long into the evening hours with more than enough to keep ropers hopping. A sleepy farming region, the actual town of Tunica is turning into a bustling community—all because of nine nearby casinos, each distinctive in theme and décor, September 2-5, 2011 widely spread over ten meandering miles near the winding Mississippi River. Collectively they offer 6,000 Tunica, Mississippi luxurious hotel rooms, world-famous entertainment and great golf. Fantastic gaming is just the beginning of the bustling Tunica entertainment district in the very heart of the South. From big-name musicians, comics, entertainers, and much more, each night in Tunica is filled with stars. All hotel casinos are connected by a casino shuttle bus and are located in Tunica or Robinsonville, Mississippi, which is about 30 miles south of Memphis Tennessee via highway 61. While visiting the world-class resorts of Tunica County USTRC ropers should take the time to visit the town of Tunica also. Located just ten miles south of the casino resort area, historic downtown Tunica is a vibrant area that combines old Southern charm with the amenities of a very modern community. Recently named a Mississippi Main Street community, a downtown revitalization effort has made Tunica a very exciting and unique shopping location. It presents a delightful look at the “other side” of Tunica. USTRC ropers will be able to enjoy it all—casinos that rival the best, more than 50 restaurants with a diverse selection of cuisine, world class entertainment— it will make for a great night out on the town after the roping finishes up. Take the time to head to the Southeast Regional Finals, you will not be disappointed.

Southeast Regional Finals

West Coast Regional Finals September 8-11, 2011 Paso Robles, California

This year the West Coast Regionals has moved to a later date in September to accommodate ropers from the area. Don’t miss out on this one. Downtown Paso Robles is well known for its charm and vitality. A true Main Street town, it is easy to see why the sidewalks are always bustling with activity. It is a friendly place where shopkeepers greet everyone with a smile and extend a warm welcome to guests entering their shops. The downtown area is filled with plenty of unique shopping. It is rapidly being recognized as a thriving antique center with over 125 dealers located in six large, mall-style shops. Many boutique and specialty stores surround the quaint City Park and you’ll want to be sure to visit the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center for a selection of items produced locally. The downtown area also offers a number of fine dining options. Bistro Laurent serves French specialties like bouillabaisse in its cozy, little brick walled dining room. At Alloro, Italian dishes such as agnolotti stuffed with wild mushrooms are complemented by a wine list that includes many local vintages. An abundance of recreational and leisure activities await you in Paso Robles and its surrounding areas. Whether you prefer a challenging round of golf, horseback riding, hiking or biking, Paso Robles really has it all. Many of these activities lead to hidden spots offering peace and serenity in an unspoiled countryside. Don’t forget a visit to one of the local mineral hot springs for relaxation at it’s best. One of the greatest treasures of the area is to stop for a long soak and massage at the Paso Robles Hot Springs and Spa. The water is, indeed, “agua caliente” and quite healing. USTRC team ropers will, indeed, feel right at home once they get to Paso Robles where you still encounter working cowboys around the area. The Boot Barn offers a variety of Western wear and then ropers can sign on for a horseback ride and cow work at the Work Family Guest Ranch, which offers overnight trail rides. That, in itself, adds to the charm and appeal of the area. Come ready to rope and don’t forget the wine tasting for Paso Robles will, indeed, make the USTRC roper and his family welcome during the West Coast Regional Finals.


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EASTERN REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. JULY 7-10, MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE. PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com and on pages 52-53 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

291,752

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING!

$1,410,000

$4,000 Guaranteed

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to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

$4,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners of the Open

12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

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

to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 Shoot Outs

PRIZES SHOOT OUT PRIZES

DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD DIVISIONS.

$8,000 Guaranteed

Gold Plus Incentive Avg Winners Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Rope Bag ESP Saddle Pad Classic Equine Top Load Hay Bag High Point Gold Plus Roper of the Weekend 2011 NFTR Package — Entry Fees Paid to Two NF Shoot-Outs — Two Stalls for up to 9 Nights — One VIP RV Space — Leather NFTR Jacket

GOLD PLUS PRIZES

JR LOOPER PRIZE

Gold Plus Avg Winners Tooled Trophy Leather Rope Bags

3 Trophy Gist Buckles Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

Resistol Felt Hat Tony Lama Boots 3 Pair Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans


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SCHEDULE THURSDAY JULY 7, 10 AM

SATURDAY JULY 9, 8 AM

Open (with #15 Incentive)

#11 (with #10 Incentive)

#15 Handicap

#11 Shoot-Out

Saturday 12 noon

#15 Shoot-Out

#10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive

Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

FRIDAY JULY 8, 8 AM #13 Handicap

#10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6)

#13 Shoot-Out

JULY 7-10 MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE TENNESSEE MILLER COLISEUM

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

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

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

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than July 1, 2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tieouts allowed. $25 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: Baymont Inn and Suites 2230 Armory Drive, 615.896.1172 Ask for USTRC Roper Rate

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

Full Breakfast included. Close to Miller Coliseum.

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

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

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

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

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


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REGIONAL PRELIMINARY EASTERN - TN

2011 REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENtRY FORM • ANYONE CAN ENtER Team Roper’s Name ___________________________________________________________________

• Entries must be postmarked by the Friday two weeks prior to the date of the

ID No. __________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS ____________________________@___________________________

ATTENTION: YOu musT INcludE YOur OwN ANd YOur pArTNEr’s usTrc Id#.

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 $40 per team 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.

USTRC REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM

★ Open Roping • (#15 Incentive) • May enter up to three times provided at least ONE entry is Incentive • $200/Roper Guaranteed Minimum $4,000 to the Average Winners

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★ #15 Handicap Roping • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

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★ #13 Handicap Roping • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

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★ Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries. • Guaranteed Minimum $10,000 Added to GP Purse.

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★ #12 Roping (#11 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

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★ #11 Roping (#10 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

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★ #10 Roping, capped at an Elite #6 (#9 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

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★ #9 Roping, capped at an Elite #5 (#8 Incentive) • $100/Roper • Maximum of 3 entries

_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_________________________________ ID# ___________ / ______________________________ ID# __________$__________ HEADER

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★ #8 Pick/Draw, capped at #4

On Site Entry ONLY! See ad for details

MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release form on page 2.

52 / JUNE 2011

HEELER

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Late fees $ _____________ 2011 GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP ($300.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________

2011 GOLD SPUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ($100.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED

$ ________________


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REGIONAL SHOOT-OUT EASTERN - TN

2011 REgional shoot-out EntRy FoRm • must PRE-EntER Team Roper’s Name _____________________________ ID No. _________________________ Phone Number (_____) ______________ E-Mail Address ________________@_______________

SEE ENTRY DEADLINE AND MAILING INFORMATION ON PAGE ONE.

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

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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

willingly consents to the same. Parent or Guardian Signature required if above named roper is under age 18:

NOTE: To be eligible to enter any Shoot-Out division, ropers must have participated in a USTRC Sanctioned, Grassroots, Affiliate or Regional preliminary roping during the 2011 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 . EACH ENTRY MUST INDICATE CONTRIBUTION FROM AVAILABLE EARNINGS — THAT CONTRIBUTION CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THE EVENT. 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 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $4,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS •$150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#13 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $8,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS - $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#12 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $8,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS •$150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#11 SHOOT-OUT • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $8,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#10 SHOOT-OUT • capped at an Elite #6 • GUARANTEED MINIMUM $8,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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#9 SHOOT-OUT capped at an Elite #5• GUARANTEED MINIMUM $8,000 TO THE AVERAGE WINNERS • $150/ROpER 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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2nd Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ _______________ HEADER

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HEELER

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MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC 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.

Late Fees $ ________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED $ __________

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USTRC REGIONAL SHOOT- OUT ENTRY FORM

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


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LONE STAR REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. AUGUST 11-14, WACO, TEXAS. PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com or on pages 58-59 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

471,822

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING!

$1,410,000

$5,000 Guaranteed

in Flex Earnings Awarded

to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

$5,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners of the Open

$10,000 Guaranteed to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 Shoot Outs

PRIZES SHOOT OUT PRIZES

DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD DIVISIONS.

12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus Incentive Avg Winners Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Rope Bag ESP Saddle Pad Classic Equine Top Load Hay Bag High Point Gold Plus Roper of the Weekend 2011 NFTR Package — Entry Fees Paid to Two NF Shoot-Outs — Two Stalls for up to 9 Nights — One VIP RV Space — Leather NFTR Jacket

GOLD PLUS PRIZES Gold Plus Avg Winners

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

1 / JUNE 2011

Tooled Trophy Leather Rope Bags Resistol Felt Hat Tony Lama Boots 3 Pair Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans

JR LOOPER PRIZE 3 Trophy Gist Buckles Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12


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SCHEDULE THURSDAY AUGUST 11, 10 AM

SATURDAY AUGUST 13, 8 AM #11 (with #10 Incentive)

Open (with #15 Incentive)

#11 Shoot-Out

#15 Handicap #15 Shoot-Out

#10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive

FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 8 AM

#10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

#13 Handicap #13 Shoot-Out Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) Century Bonus Available. $10,000 minimum added to GP purse.

AUGUST 11-14 WACO, TEXAS EXTRACO EVENTS CENTER (FORMERLY HEART OF TEXAS)

PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 29, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 8/10/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than August 5, 2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tieouts allowed. $25 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: Sleep Inn 209 Enterprise Blvd Henitt, Texas, 76643 254.420.3200

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

DIRECTIONS Hwy. 6 from the West - Take Bosque Blvd. Ext, turn left on Bosque to Lake Air, Extraco Events Center is on the right. I-35 from the South - Take New Road Exit, turn left on New Road, go to Bosque and turn left. Go past the Extraco Events Center and turn right on Lake Air, Extraco Events Center is on the right. I-35 from the North - Take Valley Mills Dr. Exit. Turn right on Valley Mills Dr. Turn right on Lake Air, Extraco Events Center is on the right.

#12 (with #11 Incentive) #12 Shoot-Out

SUNDAY,AUGUST 14, 8 AM #9 (capped at Elite #5) with #8 incentive #9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Top five placing teams of the Incentive in the #12, #11, #10 and #9 receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings. Teams placing in the top 5% in the Average of the Preliminary ropings will automatically earn a position in the Regional Shoot-Out roping with entry fees paid. #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive. Minimum of $10,000 added to GP purse: 4-steer Average (Incentive determined on 3-steer Average), progressive after one. Century Bonus Available. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter three times, any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive for a maximum of three entries. $6,000 in Flex Earnings will be awarded to teams placing 1st - 5th in the Average and Incentive Average. Must be 21 or order to enter. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4), pick 1, draw 1 for $120/roper. 3 steer, progressive after 1. #7 team - 2 sec off and #6 and under team - 3 sec. off. Top 30 teams to the Short Round. ON-SITE ENTRY ONLY. Books close at 11:00 a.m. Top 10 placing teams will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings.

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

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

SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 2


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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS

LOOPS WILL FLY. CASH WILL FLOW. AUGUST 4-7, CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO. PRE-ENTRY REQUIRED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE at www.ustrc.com or on pages 58-59 of this issue.

2010 TOTAL PAYOUT

$

338,541

CASH & PRIZES

NEW IN 2011 $10,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED ADDED CASH IN GOLD PLUS ROPING! DRAW IN OPTION AVAILABLE ON SITE ONLY AND MAY ONLY BE USED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY AND GOLD DIVISIONS.

$1,410,000

$5,000 Guaranteed

in Flex Earnings Awarded

to Average Winners of the #15 Shoot Out

$5,000 Guaranteed to Average Winners of the Open

$10,000 Guaranteed to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 Shoot Outs

PRIZES SHOOT OUT PRIZES 12 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9

PRELIMINARY PRIZES 8 Trophy Martin Saddles Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 6 Trophy Leather Rope Bags Avg Winners of the Open, #15 & #13 22 Trophy Gist Buckles 2nd Place Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 Incentive Avg Winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 1st – 3rd Place Avg Winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

Gold Plus Incentive Avg Winners Trophy Gist Buckles Classic Equine Rope Bag ESP Saddle Pad Classic Equine Top Load Hay Bag High Point Gold Plus Roper of the Weekend 2011 NFTR Package — Entry Fees Paid to Two NF Shoot-Outs — Two Stalls for up to 9 Nights — One VIP RV Space — Leather NFTR Jacket

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

Gold Plus Avg Winners Tooled Trophy Leather Rope Bags Resistol Felt Hat Tony Lama Boots 3 Pair Cinch or Cruel Girl Jeans

JR LOOPER PRIZE 3 Trophy Gist Buckles Winners of 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12


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SCHEDULE THURSDAY AUGUST 4, 10 AM

SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 8 AM

Open (with #15 Incentive)

#11 (with #10 Incentive)

#15 Handicap

#11 Shoot-Out

#15 Shoot-Out

#10 (capped at Elite #6) with #9 incentive

FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 8 AM #13 Handicap

#10 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #6)

Saturday 12 noon Kids 6 & Under, 7–9, 10–12

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

AUGUST 4-7 CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO CURRY COUNTY ARENA PRE-ENTRY MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 22, 2011 Anyone Can Enter Preliminary Ropings Draw Positions Available 8/3/2011 www.ustrc.com

STALLS: Reservations taken from Gold Plus members only. Must be made no later than July 29, 2011. For reservations call Ty Hillman at 254.968.0002 ext. 5102. All other stalls on a first-come first-served basis. No tieouts allowed. $25 a night plus shavings. Current Coggins required.

HOST HOTEL: HAMPTON INN 2212 Mabry Drive, Clovis, NM 88101

#12 Shoot-Out

SUNDAY,AUGUST 8, 8 AM #9 (capped at Elite #5) with #8 incentive #9 Shoot-Out (capped at Elite #5) #8 Pick/Draw (capped at #4)

ROPING FORMATS PRELIMINARY ROPINGS Any current USTRC member may enter the Preliminaries. #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9: 4-steer Average, progressive after one. Entry fee is $150/roper. May enter two times in each roping. #15 (#14 team, 1.5 sec. off, #13 and under team, 3 sec. off); #13 (#12 team, 1.5 sec. off, #11 and under team, 3 sec. off); #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11(with #10 Incentive)#10 (with #9 Incentive); #9 (with #8 Incentive). Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. Top five placing teams in the Average of the Regional Preliminary ropings will receive $6,000 in Flex Earnings. All other teams that qualify to the Short Round will receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings.Top five placing teams of the Incentive in the #12, #11, #10 and #9 receive $2,000 in Flex Earnings.

505-763-3300 Ask for USTRC Roper Rate

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

DIRECTIONS From Hwy 84, turn left at Curry Rd G/Sugar Beet R. Take the 2nd right onto County Rd 9/Curry Rd 9. Continue onto E Brady Ave. Destination will be on the right

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

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

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


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REGIONAL PRELIMINARY n SOUTHWEST - NM n LONE STAR - TX n SOUTHEAST - MS

2011 REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENtRY FORM • ANYONE CAN ENtER Team Roper’s Name ___________________________________________________________________

• Entries must be postmarked by the Friday two weeks prior to the date of the

ID No. __________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS ____________________________@___________________________

USTRC REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM

ATTENTION: YOu musT INcludE YOur OwN ANd YOur pArTNEr’s usTrc Id#.

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 $40 per team 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.

★ Open Roping • (#15 Incentive) • May enter up to three times provided at least one entry is Incentive. Maximum of 3 entries • $200/Roper Guaranteed Minimum $5,000 to the Average Winners

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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HEELER

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★ #15 Handicap Roping • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #13 Handicap Roping • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ Gold Plus #12 Roping • (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Guaranteed minimum of $10,000 added in GP purse • Maximum of 3 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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HEELER

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★ #12 Roping (#11 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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HEELER

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★ #11 Roping (#10 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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HEELER

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★ #10 Roping, capped at an Elite #6 (#9 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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HEELER

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★ #9 Roping , capped at an Elite #5 (#8 Incentive) • $150/Roper • Maximum of 2 entries

_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

check n if paid

HEELER

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_____________________________ID#__________ / __________________________ ID# _________$_________ HEADER

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★ #8 Pick/Draw, , capped at #4

On Site Entry ONLY! See ad for details

MUST HAVE A CURRENT USTRC CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS By returning this form with your team entry fees, you and your partners acknowledge reading and understanding the release form on page 2.

58 / JUNE 2011

HEELER

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Late fees $ _____________

2011 GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP ($300.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ 2011 GOLD SPUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ($100.00) ID# ___________ $ _____________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED

$ ________________


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2011 REgional shoot-out EntRy FoRm • must PRE-EntER

reGIonaL Shoot-out

Team Roper’s Name _____________________________ ID No. _________________________

n SouthWeSt - nM n Lone Star - tX n SoutheaSt - MS

Phone Number (_____) ______________ E-Mail Address ________________@_______________

SEE ENTRY DEADLINE AND MAILING INFORMATION ON PAGE ONE.

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

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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

willingly consents to the same. Parent or Guardian Signature required if above named roper is under age 18:

NOTE: To be eligible to enter any Shoot-Out division, ropers must have participated in a USTRC Sanctioned, Grassroots, Affiliate or Regional preliminary roping during the 2011 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 . EACH ENTRY MUST INDICATE CONTRIBUTION FROM AVAILABLE EARNINGS — THAT CONTRIBUTION CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THE EVENT. 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 Shoot-out • Guaranteed MInIMuM $5,000 to the averaGe WInnerS •$150/roper 1st Entry AVAILABLE EARNINGS — HEADER: $__________ HEELER $_________ _____________________________________ ID# _____________ /___________________________________ ID# ____________$ ______________ HEADER

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MuSt have a Current uStrC 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.

Late Fees $ ________ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED $ __________

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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


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Roping Gross ~ $246,140 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $169,486 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $17,454 Return to Roper ~ 75.9%

five steers in 40.04 seconds and earned a check for $3,470. They also received trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average also went to an Arkansas team as Luke Calhoun and James Miller caught five steers in 41.17 seconds. Third place was Marty Snow and Brad Amos. The final roping of the first day of competition was the #12 Division. Barrett Hall and Tyler Worley took the top honors in the roping by catching four steers in 31.91 seconds. They won $3,660, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The team also won the Incentive Average. Second place was Ben Matheson from Winthrop, Arkansas and Ross Turner from Idabel, Oklahoma. Third place went to Benjamin Cox and Trent Vaught. The second day of the Arkansas Championships began with the #12 Gold Plus. Brant Bartlett from Russellville, Arkansas teamed up with Clayton Beavers of Dardanelle, Arkansas and they caught four steers in 30.12 seconds. That time earned them first place in the Average. They won $3,598, trophy Gist Buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Rodney Sing and Scott Christopher and third place was Danny continued on page 62

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ore than 1,400 teams made the trip to the Arkansas Championships held at Harper Stadium and Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The event took place April 8-10, 2011 and was produced by Denny and Lynn Flynn. Ropers had the opportunity to compete for more than $165,000 in cash and prizes. The team of Dustin Davis and Kinney Dale Harrell won the Average of the Open Division with a time of 35.48 seconds on five steers. The win earned them $1,508 plus ten points for the US Open Tour. Second place was the team of Gable Hilderbrand and Casey Stipes. They also won the Incentive Average. Third place was the Oklahoma team of Cody Joe Heflin and Nick Rowland. Gavin Foster of Elmore City, Oklahoma and Chuck Butler of Sanger, Texas teamed up to win the Average in the #15 Division. They were 36.62 seconds on five steers and pocketed $2,836, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cody White and Will Woodfin and third place was Nicholas Thompson and Tyler Domingue. The team of Chris Lance and Trent Vaught both from Mena, Arkansas took the top honors of the #13 Division. They caught

Open Dustin L. Davis (Texarkana, AR) / Kinney Dale Harrell (Marshall, TX), 35.48 on 5, $1,508

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#15 Gavin K. Foster (Elmore City, OK) / Chuck R. Butler (Sanger, TX), 36.62 on 5, $2,836 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS Casey Stipes Salina, OK Cody W. White Braggs, OK Will M. Woodfin Marshall, TX Nicholas G. Thompson Stillwater, OK Tyler J. Domingue De Kalb, TX Tyler C. Wade Terrell, TX Tyler J. Domingue De Kalb, TX Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS Brad S. Amos Sulphur Springs, AR #13 Luke Calhoun Romance, AR James L. Miller Dardanelle, AR Marty Snow Strang, OK Brad S. Amos Sulphur Springs, AR Jerry Ogden Quinton, OK Trent A. Vaught Mena, AR Nicholas G. Thompson Stillwater, OK Dave W. Daube Ardmore, OK #12 Ben W. Matheson Winthrop, AR Ross Turner Idabel, OK Benjamin L. Cox Hot Springs, AR Trent A. Vaught Mena, AR Wayne Weeks Broken Bow, OK Roger D. Lowrie Smithville, OK Jeff R. Souza Havana, AR Toby G. Hogan Ozark, AR #11 Barrett Hall Bismarck, AR Tyler D. Worley Berryville, AR Tyson J. Campidilli Vinita, OK Anthony Echelle Glencoe, OK Todd Southerland Greenbrier, AR Cody L. Southerland Fayetteville, AR

Rodney L. Sing Branch, AR James L. Miller Dardanelle, AR Bart Barton Warner, OK Cody W. White Braggs, OK #10 Dolton J. Carpenter Haskell, OK Montana Ray Parsons Earlsboro, OK Stevie P. King Alma, AR Ray Black Clarksville, AR Toby Bean Bethel, OK J.T. Ray Heavener, OK Taylor Lawrence Poteau, OK Donnie L. Ward Leflore, OK Lane Coleman Downsville, LA Joey Coleman Downsville, LA #9 Todd Southerland Greenbrier, AR Jeff R. Souza Havana, AR Dustin A. Williams Spavinaw, OK Skip Morton Chandler, OK J.B. Canion Witter, AR Andrew M. Lux Ozark, AR Chris McBride Siloam Springs, AR Leon England Summers, AR J.B. Canion Witter, AR Curtis Malotte Berryville, AR Brock Davis Quinton, OK Klint J. Gideon Eufaula, OK

#12 Barrett Hall Bismarck, AR Tyler D. Worley Berryville, AR #11 Darin W. Whisenhunt Checotah, OK Cody W. White Braggs, OK Lane Coleman Downsville, LA Todd W. Herlein Fayetteville, AR #10 Barkley C. Pruitt Springer, OK Mickey L. Pruitt Ratliff City, OK Todd Southerland Greenbrier, AR Jeff R. Souza Havana, AR #9 Ronnie W. Foshee Russellville, AR Jeff R. Souza Havana, AR Kelly D. Smallwood Coffeyville, KS Andy M. Smallwood Coffeyville, KS Jaxson McAlvain Stigler, OK Bruce Williams Stigler, OK #8 Jaxson McAlvain Stigler, OK Bruce Williams Stigler, OK Nicholas Taylor Havana, AR Jack E. Wilburn Belleville, AR Mike Carter Sallisaw, OK Andy M. Smallwood Coffeyville, KS Shawn Price Charleston, AR Andy M. Smallwood Coffeyville, KS Wes Usrey Rogers, AR Jon Johnson Summers, AR Brian House Mena, AR Brad House Mena, AR

#15 Gavin K. Foster Elmore City, OK Chuck R. Butler Sanger, TX #13 Chris A. Lance Mena, AR Trent A. Vaught Mena, AR

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continued from page 60 Miller and Ross Keesling. Barkley and Mickey Pruitt won the Incentive Average, while the team of Ronnie Carter and David Trammell won the Century Bonus. Darin Whisenhunt of Checotah, Oklahoma and Cody White of Biggs, Oklahoma teamed up to win the Average in the #11 Division. They were 30.16 seconds on four steers and took home first. They won $5,676, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Lane Coleman and Todd Herlein. Third place was the team of Tyson Campidilli and the 2010 #10 Gold Plus National Champion Anthony Echelle. Dolton Carpenter and Montana Ray Parsons won the Incentive Average. The Pruitts struck again. This time Barkley and Mickey won the Average of the #10 Division. They were 36.27 seconds on four steers and earned $5,544, trophy Cowboy Gold

saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Todd Southerland and Jeff Souza and third place went to the veteran team of Stevie Kin and Ray Black both from Arkansas. Southerland and Souza finished first place in the Incentive Average. Souza carried his winning ways into the final day of competition. He teamed up with Ronnie Foshee to finish first place in the #9 Division. They were 35.91 seconds on four steers and took home $7,228, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Kelly and Andy Smallwood from Kansas. The team of Jaxson Mcalvain and Bruce Williams won the Incentive Average and third place in the main Average. The final roping of the event was the #8 Pick/Draw. The team of Nicholas Taylor and Jack Wilburn emerged as the champions. They were 26.09 on three steers and won $4,928 as well as trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles. Second place was Mike Carter and Andy Smallwood and third place was Shawn Price and Smallwood. Both teams received trophy Gist buckles, $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings and a cash payout. The Arkansas Championships was a good event and Denny and Lynn Flynn did a great job with the production. It is a roping that ropers always enjoy and this year was no different. n

#13 Chris A. Lance (Mena, AR) / Trent A. Vaught (Mena, AR), 40.04 on 5, $3,470 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Barrett Hall (Bismarck, AR) / Tyler D. Worley (Berryville, AR), 31.91 on 4, $3,660 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Barkley C. Pruitt (Springer, OK) / Mickey L. Pruitt (Ratliff City, OK), 36.27 on 4, $5,544 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Ronnie W. Foshee (Russellville, AR) / Jeff R. Souza (Havana, AR), 35.91 on 4, $7,258 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $121,260 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $83,200 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $6,986 Return to Roper ~ 74.4%

#15 Scott Bagsby (Columbia, TN) / George Eldridge (Anna, IL), 53.11 on 5, $850 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

entucky is associated with horses but not commonly with team roping. On the weekend of April 9-10, 2011, however, Liberty, Kentucky was the center of attention for USTRC team ropers. The Bluegrass Championships hosted by Jx2 Productions and John Johnson welcomed ropers from 16 different states to the Casey County Ag Expo Center to compete for some excellent prizes and a great cash payout. The event began with the #15 Division. The team of Scott Bagsby from Tennessee and George Eldridge from Illinois claimed first place in the Average. They roped five steers in 53.11 seconds. Second went to Chris Chandler and Derrick Crawford and third was the team of Austin Nettleship and Bob Knudsen. Next on the agenda was the #13 Division. The team of Shawn Loehr and Dale Martin earned the first place trophy Gist buckles for roping five steers in 41.79 seconds. They also received $1,880 in cash and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 68 / JUNE 2011

Second place was Todd Kittle and Bob Knudsen and third place was Jason Jenkins and Knudsen. Knudsen didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let his momentum go as he headed into the #12 Division. He teamed up with fellow Kentucky header Travis Conner and the pair finished first place in the Average. The win gave them $2,120, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Brother Campbell and James Kelly. Third place went to Waylon Cameron and Derek Hicks. James Miller from Tennessee teamed up with John Fortkamp from Idaho to win the Gold Plus. They were 38.08 seconds on four steers and claimed $1,820, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. They also won the Incentive Average and added another $980, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings to their loot. Second place in the Average was Joseph Southern and Knudsen and third place went to Brother Campbell and James Kelly


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#13 Shawn E. Loehr (Mount Vernon, IN) / Dale R. Martin (Cleveland, TN), 41.79 on 5, $1,880 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Chris P. Chandler Mt. Juliet, TN Derrick D. Crawford Lebanon, TN Austin W. Nettleship Paris, KY Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY Heath R. Sanders Leachville, AR George Eldridge Anna, IL Clint J. Moore Limestone, TN Dale R. Martin Cleveland, TN #13 Todd Kittle Elizabethtown, KY Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY Jason T. Jenkins Hopkinsville, KY Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY Nick K. DeLeon Toledo, OH James R. Kelly Eighty Four, PA Todd Kittle Elizabethtown, KY Dale R. Martin Cleveland, TN #12 Brother Campbell Franklin, TN Waylon Cameron Apollo, PA Derek J. Hicks Castlewood, VA Shaun M. Thomas Elizabethtown, KY Travis Conner Benton, KY Joey Lester St. Louis, MO #11 Shaun M. Thomas Elizabethtown, KY Dan W. Minick Washington, PA Lindsey J. Freels Yost Mt. Morris, PA Bob P. Thibert Ottawa Lake, MI Trent J. Gilliam Waterloo, IL

and Lindsey Yost and third place was Bob Thibert and Trent Gilliam. Minick and Yost also won the Incentive Average. Joseph Southern and Clint Moore both from Tennessee partnered up to win first place in the Average of the #10 Division. They were 33.97 seconds on four steers and

Thomas D. Smith Lebanon, TN Dale R. Martin Cleveland, TN John A. Johnson Piney Flats, TN Jordan C. Southern Sneedville, TN #10 Dan W. Minick Washington, PA Lindsey J. Freels Yost Mt. Morris, PA Paula M. Knudsen Lancaster, KY Jason W. LaRue Bagdad, KY Rob Foster Weikert, PA Mary Ann Brown Keedysville, MD Jordan C. Southern Sneedville, TN Jessica L. Moser Columbia, TN John R. Moser Columbia, TN #9 John Ryon Foster Weikert, PA Wayne Seipelt New Vienna, OH Trent J. Gilliam Waterloo, IL Holly C. Stewart Corydon, IN Heath R. Sanders Leachville, AR Dennis T. Estrin Auburn Twp, OH Dave A. Treharne Rogers, OH Maverick Becht Georgetown, IN Ryan W. Barnes Mauckport, IN

#15 Scott Bagsby Columbia, TN George Eldridge Anna, IL #13 Shawn E. Loehr Mt. Vernon, IN Dale R. Martin Cleveland, TN

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The #11 Division was all about the Indiana team of Colt Becht and Ryan Barnes. They finished almost five seconds ahead of second place with a time of 32.98 seconds on four steers. The win gave them $3,300, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Dan Minick

#12 Travis Conner Benton, KY Bob J. Knudsen Lancaster, KY #11 Colt D. Becht New Salisbury, IN Ryan W. Barnes Mauckport, IN #10 Joseph E. Southern Sneedville, TN Clint J. Moore Limestone, TN Tim A. Glasco Anna, IL Jim F. Lenon Creal Springs, IL #9 Andrew T. Burke Harrodsburg, KY Clint J. Moore Limestone, TN Dennis T. Estrin Auburn Twp, OH Clint J. Moore Limestone, TN #8 Wayne Seipelt New Vienna, OH Trent J. Gilliam Waterloo, IL Mark A. Litkenhus Lawrenceburg, KY Brad Bowman Nicholasville, KY Andrew T. Burke Harrodsburg, KY Darrin Gay Oneida, KY Joe A. Buchanan Urbana, OH Bruce A. Bowman Nicholasville, KY Steve Hower Jersey Shore, PA Brent Peterson Lawrenceburg, KY Lacie L. Davis Mt. Juliet, TN Stoffer J. Cowles Lewiston, MI

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claimed $3,540, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tim Glasco and Jim Lenon and third place went to Paula Knudsen and Jason LaRue. John Ryon Foster and Chris Chandler won the Incentive Average. Lacie Davis of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and Kacie Kapp of Olivet, Michigan won the Average of the All Girl Division. Cheryl Hobson and Jaime Hartfield finished second place. Clint Moore was the dominating factor in the #9 Division. He teamed up with Andrew Burke and Dennis Estrin to finish first and second in the Average respectively. Burke and Moore left with $4,020, trophy Gist buckles and

$6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Wayne Seipelt and Trent Gilliam won third in the main Average and first place in the Incentive Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Mark Litkenhus and Brad Bowman teamed up to win first place in the Average. They were 26.30 seconds on three steers and earned $3,330, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Andrew Burke and Darrin Gay and third was Joe Buchanan and Bruce Bowman. All in all the Bluegrass Championships was a great roping and producer John Johnson was pleased with the event. n

#12 Travis Conner (Benton, KY) / Bob J. Knudsen, Jr. (Lancaster, KY), 34.72 on 4, $2,120 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Joseph E. Southern (Sneedville, TN) / Clint J. Moore (Limestone, TN), 33.97 on 4, $3,540 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $419,600 Roperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pot ~ $284,917 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $24,499 Return to Roper ~ 73.7%

eam roping and Texas go together like a header and a heeler. This year the Texas Championships, hosted by the USTRC and held at the San Antonio Rose Palace in San Antonio, Texas, welcomed to town more than 790 ropers from eight states to compete for more than $275.000 in cash and prizes. The event took place April 14-17, 2011 and was a big hit among ropers. The roping began with the Open Division. The team of Luke Brown from Morgan Mill, Texas and Martin Lucero from Stephenville, Texas teamed up to win the Average. They won the roping by a mere half a second. They caught five steers in 38.15 seconds and secured $2,860, trophy leather rope bags and ten points for the US Open Tour. Second place went to Travis Tryan and Rich Skelton and third place was Tyler

Waters and Britt Bockius. Forrest Wheeler from Fredericksburg, Texas and Steele Montague from Bandera, Texas won the Incentive Average. Wheeler carried his good fortune into the #15 Division where he teamed up with Seguin, Texas heeler Dean Salyer. The pair caught five steers in 37.32 seconds and secured second place in the Average. The team of Danny Zuniga and Jose Cuevas won the Average and Micky Ray Cruz and Corey Hendrick placed third. Day number two of the Texas Championships began with the #13 Division. Colt and Take Weeks bested the field of ropers by catching five steers in 41.50 seconds. They earned $5,768, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jason Jimenez from Alice, Texas

Open Luke S. Brown (Morgan Mill, TX) / Martin Lucero (Stephenville, TX), 38.15 on 5, $2,860

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#15 Forrest Wheeler Fredericksburg, TX Steele Montague Bandera, TX Forrest Wheeler Fredericksburg, TX W. Dean Salyer Seguin, TX Micky Ray Cruz George West, TX Corey Hendrick Rosenberg, TX Tyler Wojciechowski Tarpley, TX Steele Montague Bandera, TX Luis A. Munoz Laredo, TX Danny Mendoza Zapata, TX #13 Jason F. Jimenez Alice, TX Andy Avelar Kingsville, TX Colt Weeks Premont, TX Alex Garcia Zapata, TX Jeffery Pridgen Victoria, TX Tyler Wojciechowski Tarpley, TX Ryder Lee Blanket, TX Jeff V. Sewalt Brownwood, TX #12 Brad A. Bartsch Bastrop, TX Alex Garcia Zapata, TX Justin B. Butler Beeville, TX Quisto E. Lopez Beeville, TX Barrie L. Smith Stephenville, TX Kody Beach Bryan, TX David G. McCaffety Hockley, TX William C. Barfield Hebbronville, TX Jeffery Pridgen Victoria, TX Cody L. Mauricio Needville, TX #11 J. P. Guerra Edinburg, TX William C. Barfield Hebbronville, TX Colt Weeks Premont, TX Lyn R. Lamon Los Fresnos, TX Amber Pate Buffalo, TX Freddie B. Lucero Canutillo, TX Chad W. Mucala Sweet Home, TX Russell M. Hild Adkins, TX Justin Henson Madisonville, TX Mark Manning Normangee, TX Nikki L. Rainey Bandera, TX J.R. Martinez Poteet, TX Allen Levick Woodsboro, TX Chris Garcia Cotulla, TX

steers and earned a paycheck for $6,520. They also received trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. On top of their main Average win they also won the Incentive Average and added $800, trophy Gist buckles and $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings to their loot. Second place in the Average was the team of Will Wingo and Tyler Winans and third place was Cody Barron and Cody Mauricio. The Weeks family struck again in the #11 Division as the team of Mike and Tate Weeks won the Average. They were 32.12 seconds on four steers and took home $7,678, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Jordan Hernandez and J.R. Martinez, while third place went to Tommy Dee Balusek and Zack Hafley. Robert Lerma from Stockdale, Texas and Luke McClanahan from San Antonio won the Incentive Average.

#10 Robert L. Lerma Stockdale, TX Luke McClanahan San Antonio, TX Antonio A. Perez Eagle Pass, TX Joey Garrett Bryan, TX Hilary C. Gleitz Waller, TX Andy J. Arambula Zapata, TX Robert G. Silguero Kingsville, TX Ismael Alegria Falfurrias, TX Randy Gaydos Pleasanton, TX Chris Garcia Cotulla, TX Mike Weeks Uvalde, TX Quico J. Falcon Premont, TX Craig M. Calkins Seguin, TX Mike Scheile New Braunfels, TX Earl H. Lockwood Rio Grande City, TX David Bazan Roma, TX #9 Ernesto Salazar Dallas, TX Luis Santos Eagle Pass, TX Travis W. Buell Harper, TX Randy Davis New Braunfels, TX James A. Williams Brady, TX Bob K. Moore Brady, TX Roy D. Mendenhall Moore, TX Victor R. Keilman D. Hanis, TX Johnny L. Garza Rio Grande City, TX Romeo Ramos Rio Grande City, TX Elton D. Heine Bertram, TX Gene Rampy Liberty Hill, TX Lucas Barfield Floresville, TX Juan Ramirez Adkins, TX Paco J. Falcon Premont, TX

#15 Danny Zuniga Jourdanton, TX Jose Cuevas Johnson City, TX #13 Colt Weeks Premont, TX Tate C. Weeks Uvalde, TX #12 J.P. Guerra Edinburg, TX William C. Barfield Hebbronville, TX

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and Andy Avelar from Kingsville, Texas. They were 43.66 seconds on five and took home $3,846 plus $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place in the Average was Colt Weeks and Alex Garcia. Jeremy Mascorro made the trip up from South Texas and he partnered up with Ronnie Lopez. The pair roped four steers in 32.81 seconds to claim first place in the #12 Gold Plus Division. They earned $3,774, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Ryder Lee and Bruce Brandon and third place went to Stacy Kropik and Dustin Mueller. Cole Manahan from Novice, Texas and Randy Lewis from Abilene, Texas won the Incentive Average, while Logan Stevens and Phil Lyne took first place in the Century Bonus. J.P. Guerra and William Barfield teamed up to win the Average of the #12 Division. They were 30.71 seconds on four

Will K. Wingo Bellville, TX Tyler Winans Johnson City, TX Cody L. Barron Needville, TX Cody L. Mauricio Needville, TX #11 Mike Weeks Uvalde, TX Tate C. Weeks Uvalde, TX Jordan Hernandez Carrizo Springs, TX J.R. Martinez Poteet, TX Tommy Dee Balusek Columbus, TX Zack K. Hafley Voca, TX Gene E. Hirsch Charlotte, TX Russell M. Hild Adkins, TX #10 Tracy D. Sanders Ovalo, TX Randy Lewis Abilene, TX Glen Guthrie Godley, TX J.W. Atkinson Tilden, TX Dustin Gonzales Tilden, TX Dolf Lowe Tilden, TX Ramon G. Rios Tilden, TX Corey M. Bader McCoy, TX Reba Ann Gonzales Huntsville, TX Alonzo Villareal Tilden, TX #9 Kelsey Wiley Charlotte, TX Lorraine Moreno Mathis, TX Stacy W. Kropik Midway, TX Alonzo Villareal Tilden, TX Saul Garcia Cotulla, TX Chris Garcia Cotulla, TX Antonio A. Perez Eagle Pass, TX Russell C. Perez Quemado, TX Rees Cash Taylor Roby, TX Seth Gillespie Hamilton, TX #8 James A. Williams Brady, TX Bob K. Moore Brady, TX Roli Lopez Laredo, TX Gerardo Gonzalez Martinez Laredo, TX Don Eller Robstown, TX A. J. Verver Buda, TX Lucas Barfield Floresville, TX Matthew M. Martinez San Antonio, TX Rick Ortega Concepcion, TX Claudia Chaffin Georgetown, TX Nick Gonzales III Carriere, MS Nick Gonzales, Jr. Carriere, MS

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Randy Lewis came back for more money in the #10 Division. He teamed up with header Tracy Sanders from Ovalo, Texas and they secured first place in the main Average. The victory gave them $10,366, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Glen Guthrie and J.W. Atkinson and third was Dustin Gonzales and Dolf Lowe. Ernesto Salazar from Dallas, Texas and Luis Santos from Eagle Pass, Texas won the Incentive Average. It was all about the girls in the #9 Division. Kelsey Wiley and Lorraine Moreno teamed up for a first place finish in the main Average. They won $10,338, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Stacy Kropik and Alonzo Villareal and third place was Saul and Chris Garcia both from Cotulla, Texas. James Williams and Bob Moore both

from Brady, Texas won first place in the Incentive Average and then secured seventh place in the main Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. The team of Roli Lopez and Gerardo Gonzalez Martinez both from Laredo, Texas partnered up for a fist place finish. They received trophy Martin saddles, $4,820 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Don Eller and A.J. Verver. They received trophy Gist buckles, $3,054 and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place went to Lucas Barfield and Matthew Martinez. USTRC team ropers enjoyed the fast pace of the Texas Championships and the opportunity to rope for a great payout and some outstanding prizes. It was a wonderful USTRC event and one you will not want to miss out on next year. n

#15 Danny Zuniga (Jourdanton, TX) / Jose Cuevas, Jr. (Johnson City, TX), 34.59 on 5, $3,424 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Colt Weeks (Premont, TX) / Tate C. Weeks (Uvalde, TX), 41.50 on 5, $5,768 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 J.P. Guerra (Edinburg, TX) / William C. Barfield III (Hebbronville, TX), 30.71 on 4, $6,520 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Mike Weeks, Jr. (Uvalde, TX) / Tate C. Weeks (Uvalde, TX), 32.12 on 4, $7,678 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Tracy D. Sanders (Ovalo, TX) / Randy Lewis DVM (Abilene, TX), 35.08 on 4, $10,366 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Roli Lopez, Jr. (Laredo, TX) / Gerardo Gonzalez Martinez (Laredo, TX), 29.85 on 3, $4,820 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Kelsey Wiley (Charlotte, TX) / Lorraine Moreno (Mathis, TX), 38.59 on 4, $10,338 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $112,860 Roper’s Pot ~ $73,378 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $12,350

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Return to Roper ~ 76%

Open Jimmy D. Tanner (Tifton, GA) / Manny Cunde Egusquiza, Jr. (Madison, GA), 45.32 on 5, $1,600

torms may have plagued the South Alabama Championships in Andalusia, Alabama at the Covington Center Arena on April 16 and 17, 2011, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of USTRC team ropers. In fact, ropers from eight different states came to enjoy the roping produced by Ed Allen and his family. The roping action began on Saturday with the Open Division. The Georgia team of Jimmy Tanner and Manny Cunde won the Average with a time of 45.32 seconds on five steers. They earned $1,600 and ten points for the US Open Tour. Second in the Average was Jerritt Varner and Zak Dobbins both from Alabama. Alabama’s Dillon Black and Phillip Kelce won the Incentive Average. West Benson from Oklahoma partnered with Rodney Melton from Alabama and they earned first place in the #15 Division. Their time of 36.41 seconds on five steers paid them $2,270, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 82 / JUNE 2011

Second place was Joey Carpenter and Jimmy Tanner and third place went to Kyle Lawrence and Mike Jones. Mitchell Hembree teamed up with Dillon Black to win the Average of the #13 Division. They were 37.79 second on five steers and took home $2,910, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Charlie Day from Brewton, Florida and Jerritt Varner and third place went to Guy Spoon and Zak Dobbins. Matt Griswell from Ramer, Tennessee teamed up with Lucas Campbell from Moulton, Alabama and they caught four steers in 36.10 seconds. That time gave them first place in the Average and a check for $2,660. They also received trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Pete Durden and Jerry Courson both from Florida. Third place was Steve Horne and Ed Allen. The team of Guy Spoon and Stacy Lasseter won the Incentive Average. continued on page 84


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High Money Winner-Saturday Ty Alford

#15 Dillon Black Jasper, AL Phillip D. Kelce Calera, AL Joey E. Carpenter Rutledge, AL Jimmy D. Tanner Tifton, GA Kyle Lawrence Andalusia, AL Mike K. Jones Town Creek, AL Joey E. Carpenter Rutledge, AL Ty W. Ethridge Franklin, GA Jerritt L. Varner Red Level, AL Zack A. Mabry Piedmont, AL #13 Charlie A. Day Brewton, FL Jerritt L. Varner Red Level, AL Guy Spoon Atmore, AL Zak R. Dobbins Bay Minette, AL John H. Shockley Madison, GA Rodney D. Melton Pike Road, AL Tish T. Luke Yeehaw Junction, FL Phillip D. Kelce Calera, AL #12 Pete E. Durden Grand Ridge, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL Steve Horne Opelika, AL Ed Allen Dadeville, AL Coty T. Long Bonifay, FL Jerry W. Courson Lake City, FL Seth Thomas Greenville, AL Glenn R. Terrell Notasulga, AL #11 Guy Spoon Atmore, AL Stacy R. Lasseter Sycamore, GA

High Money Winner-Sunday Bret Alford

Walter E. Taylor Opp, AL Thomas Royals Lumberton, MS Ty T. Alford Ponce De Leon, FL Mitchell Hembree Danville, AL Calvin P. Knighton Columbia, AL Brittany M. Tirpak Dunnellon, FL Ed Allen Dadeville, AL #10 Jamey D. DuBose Baker, FL Rodney Worrell Evergreen, AL Warren D. Casey Hope Hull, AL Zack Quinn Hester Milbrook, AL Bret E. Alford Ponce De Leon, FL John S. White Bonifay, FL Pete E. Durden Grand Ridge, FL Zack O. Walters Seneca, SC Nick E. Contestabile Laurel, MS Larry M. Carter Lucedale, MS #9 T. J. Allen Dadeville, AL Lance Arviso Ramer, AL Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Blaine Courson Lake City, FL Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Scott Fletcher Baldwin, FL Jim A. Yance Loxley, AL Scott Fletcher Baldwin, FL William E. Martin Ft. Deposit, AL Stinson T. Ellis Ft. Deposit, AL

#15 West Benson Edmond, OK Rodney D. Melton Pike Road, AL #13 Mitchell Hembree Danville, AL Dillon Black Jasper, AL #12 Matt Griswell Ramer, TN #11 Will W. Schultz Palmetto, GA Scott Marks Phenix City, AL #10 Bret E. Alford Ponce De Leon, FL Ty T. Alford Ponce De Leon, FL #9 John H. Shockley Madison, GA Dustin Cunde Marianna, FL #8 Jim A. Yance Loxley, AL Scott Fletcher Baldwin, FL Randy W. Pritchard Dadeville, AL Jason Meigs Ashland, AL Tylar R. VanGorp Ocala, FL Chris E. Martin Ocala, FL David R. White Defuniak Springs, FL Warren D. Casey Hope Hull, AL Larry M. Hayes Chipley, FL Chris E. Martin Ocala, FL John H. Shockley Madison, GA Richard A. Garcia Notasulga, AL

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continued from page 82 Horne and Allen used their momentum from the #12 Division to carry them into the Gold Plus Division. The pair caught four steers in 34.41 seconds and won first place in the Average. They were awarded $1,870, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Shane Grove and Nathan Smith both from Purvis, Mississippi. Third place was Joe Capps and Mike Jones. Randy Dobbins teamed up with Rodney Worrell to win the Incentive Average. Will Schultz from Palmetto, Georgia and Scott Marks from Phenix City, Alabama won the Average in the #11 Division. They were 30.77 seconds on four steers to claim the victory worth $2,970, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Walter Taylor and Zack Mabry and third place went to Thomas Royals and Ty Alford. Jamey DuBose and Rodney Worrell won the Incentive Average. The Average of the #10 was won by Brent and Ty Alford. The family pairing were 39.71 seconds on four and won $3,130, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Warren Casey and Zack Quinn Hester, while third place went to Brent Alford and John White. TJ Allen teamed up with Lance Arviso to win the Incentive Average.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bigâ&#x20AC;? John Shockley from Madison, George and Dustin Cunde won the Average of the #9 Division. They were 38.52 seconds on four steers and secured $2,970, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Kelli Corbin really put her best foot forward and won second and third place in the Average with partners Blaine Courson and Scott Fletcher respectively. Fletcher also won the Incentive Average with header Jim Yance. Randy Pritchard from Dadeville, Alabama and Jason Meigs from Ashland, Alabama teamed up together to win the Average in the #8 Pick/Draw. The team was 27.71 seconds on three and earned $2,260, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Tylar VanGorp and Chris Martin from Florida and third place was David White and Warren Casey. At the end of the weekend four trophy Martin saddles were awarded to the high money winners in four different categories. Jimmy Tanner claimed the High Money #7 and above saddle, Ty Alford received the High Money #6 Martin Trophy Saddle. Mitchell Hembree was the recipient of the high money #5 saddle and Brent Alford won the high money #4 and below saddle. n

#15 West Benson (Edmond, OK) / Rodney D. Melton (Pike Road, AL), 36.41 on 5, $2,270 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Mitchell Hembree (Danville, AL) / Dillon Black (Jasper, AL), 37.79 on 5, $2,910 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Matt Griswell (Ramer, TN) / Lucas A. Campbell (Moulton, AL), 36.10 on 4, $2,660 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Will W. Schultz, Jr. (Palmetto, GA) / Scott Marks (Phenix City, AL), 30.77 on 4, $2,970 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Bret E. Alford (Ponce De Leon, FL) / Ty T. Alford (Ponce De Leon, FL), 39.71 on 4, $3,130 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 John H. Shockley (Madison, GA) / Dustin Cunde (Marianna, FL), 38.52 on 4, $2,970 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Randy W. Pritchard (Dadeville, AL) / Jason Meigs (Ashland, AL), 27.71 on 3, $2,260 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Shawn Martin and Travis Alford. The #13 Champions were Joe Kane and Douglas Rich with a time of 36.31 seconds on five steers. They took home $2,298, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Danny Miller and Travis Alford and third place was Nathan Mohar and Douglas Rich. The final roping of the day was the #12 Division and hometown header Shawn Martin partnered with Jeremy Michaelis from Mercer, Missouri to win first place in the main Average and the Incentive Average. They won $3,531, trophy leather rope bags, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Gary Kueffer and Brye Crites and third place went to Spencer Goodson and Junior Macoubrie. The second day of team roping began with the Gold Plus Division. The team of Nathan Mohar and Tony Schindler put continued on page 90

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eff Smith and Ike Cox are quite possibly the biggest team roping cattle contractors in the world. The pair work together to produce great events all across the Mid-West. They put together the Missouri Classic in Bethany, Missouri at the Hickory Hill Arena April 29-May 1, 2011. The event went off without a hitch and ropers enjoyed themselves. The event began with the Open Division and the team of Gable Hilderbrand and Mitch Murray teamed up together to win the Average. They roped five steers in 45.04 seconds. They also won the Incentive Average. Second place in the Average was Ryan Leatherwood and Antonio Savedra and Hilderbrand and Joe Smith finished third. Rob Holland from Overland Park, Kansas and Enoch McGill from Maud, Oklahoma were the champions of the #15 Division. They were 38.15 seconds on five steers and won $1,266, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Donnie McNeece and Todd Reece and third went to

Open Gable Hilderbrand (Bartlett, KS) / Mitch T. Murray (Alma, KS), 45.04 on 5, $639

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#15 Rob Holland (Overland Park, KS) / Enoch McGill (Maud, OK), 38.15 on 5, $1,266 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS Mitch T. Murray Alma, KS Donnie J. McNeece McLouth, KS Todd A. Reece Winston, MO Shawn D. Martin Martinsville, MO Travis A. Alford Raymore, MO Rob Holland Overland Park, KS Antonio P. Savedra Shawnee, KS Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS Travis A. Alford Raymore, MO #13 Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Travis A. Alford Raymore, MO Nathan Mohar Stillman Valley, IL Douglas Rich Herrick, IL Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Enoch McGill Maud, OK Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Antonio P. Savedra Shawnee, KS #12 Gary W. Kueffer California, MO Brye R. Crites Halfway, MO Spencer E. Goodson Bloomfield, IA Junior L. Macoubrie Paola, KS Arwin L. Mikkelsen Norfolk, NE Chad Podany Pilger, NE Doug Hinkle Elsberry, MO Gable Hilderbrand Bartlett, KS #11 Shawn D. Martin Martinsville, MO Jeremy Michaelis Mercer, MO Doug Hinkle Elsberry, MO Cody A. Sittner Ridgeway, MO Lalo Govea Elkhorn, WI Dylan T. Campbell Peosta, IA Bruce Barnett West Plains, MO Scott Kirkman Summersville, MO

Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Bubba Reynolds McLouth, KS #10 Aaron Harvey Tongawoxie, KS Eric S. Hoelting Olpe, KS Austin W. Shelby Mt. Vernon, MO Scott Kirkman Summersville, MO Cody B. Weter Milan, MO Craig Weter Ashland, MO Joel P. Anderson Palmyra, MO Tony Schindler Frankford, MO Mike D. Stevens Maquoketa, IA Curtis R. Hudnut Canton, MO #9 Cody B. Weter Milan, MO Craig Weter Ashland, MO J.J. Richard Emporia, KS Beth E. Foede Werkman Wellsburg, IA Jack E. Shirley Zumbrota, MN Grant D. Keller Blairsburg, IA Bryan Crane Plymouth, MN Butchie Levell Omaha, NE Ryan J. Myers Platteville, WI Jim A. Stookesberry Ottumwa, IA Kurt Richardson Phoenix, AZ

#15 Rob Holland Overland Park, KS Enoch McGill Maud, OK #13 Joe L. Kane Bondurant, IA Douglas Rich Herrick, IL #12 Shawn D. Martin Martinsville, MO Jeremy Michaelis Mercer, MO #11 Danny R. Miller Lawson, MO Billy Joe Baldonado Shawnee Mission, KS Cody B. Weter Milan, MO Antonio P. Savedra Shawnee, KS #10 Gary Adamson Alpha, IL Mark D. Brown Centerville, IA Joshua D. Samson Baxter, IA Brad K. Cartwright Monroe, IA #9 Kelly D. Smallwood Coffeyville, KS Andy M. Smallwood Coffeyville, KS Clay D. Forbis Marshfield, MO Barry W. Forbis Marshfield, MO Curtis S. Buckler Leavenworth, KS Staci Lee Ann Mitchell Carbondale, KS #8 J.J. Richard Emporia, KS Nick T. Gardner Green City, MO Trey Michaelis Mercer, MO Travis M. Klingson Paton, IA Trey Michaelis Mercer, MO Butchie Levell Omaha, NE Andy M. Smallwood Coffeyville, KS Travis M. Klingson Paton, IA Jeffrey S. Garrison Indianola, IA Joel P. Anderson Palmyra, MO Shaun R. Anderson Palmyra, MO

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continued from page 88 four runs together in 29.01 seconds to finish first place in the main Average. They also won the Incentive Average. They walked away with four trophy Gist buckles, $4,470, and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Brady Geidel and Shane Martin. Brooks Gray and Antonio Savedra won third place in the Average. Schindler also teamed up with Jay Rueter to win the Century Bonus. The winners of the #11 Division were Danny Miller and Billy Joe Baldonado. They were 31.12 seconds on four steers and earned a paycheck for $4,192, plus trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cody Weter and Antonio Savedra and third place was Doug Hinkle and Cody Sittner. Aaron Harvey and Eric Hoelting both from Kansas won the Incentive. In the #10 Division Gary Adamson and Mark Brown roped four steers in 35.12 seconds and that gave them first place in the Average. Their total paycheck was for $5,534, plus they received trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. A second place was Joshua Samson and Brad

Cartwright and third place went to Austin Shelby and Scott Kirkman. Cody Weter and Craig Weter teamed up to win the Incentive Average and then placed fourth in the main Average. Kelly and Andy Smallwood from Coffeyville, Kansas teamed up to win the Average of the #9 Division. They were 32.88 seconds on four steers and received $5,426, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for their efforts. Second place went to Clay and Barry Forbis from Marshfield, Missouri and third place was Curtis Buckler and Staci Lee Ann Mitchell. J.J. Richard and Brad Cartwright won the Incentive Average and fourth in the main Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw and the roping belonged to Trey Michaelis from Mercer, Missouri. He finished first and second in the Average. Nick Gardner and Michaelis won first with a time of 28.60 seconds on three steers. They won $3,989, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Travis Klingson and Michaelis won second and third place was Butchie Levell and Andy Smallwood. n

#13 Joe L. Kane (Bondurant, IA) / Douglas Rich (Herrick, IL), 36.31 on 5, $2,298 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Shawn D. Martin (Bethany, MO) / Jeremy Michaelis (Mercer, MO), 30.93 on 4, $3,211 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Gary Adamson (Alpha, IL) / Mark D. Brown (Centerville, IA), 35.12 on 4, $5,534 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Kelly D. Smallwood (Coffeyville, KS) / Andy M. Smallwood (Coffeyville, KS), 32.88 on 4, $5,426 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Nick T. Gardner (Green City, MO) / Trey Michaelis (Mercer, MO), 28.60 on 3, $3,989 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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seconds on five steers and won $4,150, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the roping was Jeff Anderberg and Mary Nicholson, while third place went to Nick Griggs and Brandon Brown. The West Texas team of Hobie Bolin and Kip Middleton put four runs together in 31.70 seconds and won first place in the Average of the Gold Plus Division. They earned a check for $3,250, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Randy McCracken from Stratford, Texas teamed up with headers Wayne Shaw and Wayne Smith to win second and third in the main Average. Shaw and McCracken also won the century bonus. Jim Rogers and Greg Orgain from Oklahoma won the Incentive Average. The final roping on the second day of team roping action at the Panhandle Classic was the #12 Division. The team of Lance Crist and Scott Morlan teamed up to win the Average. They were 32.67 seconds on four and pocketed $4,926, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Bill Rasberry and JoDan Mirabal. The third place team was the hometown team of Zane Tisdale and Brent Ivy.

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marillo, Texas and the Amarillo National Center are the home of the USTRCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Panhandle Classic. The event was produced by USTRC and took place April 28-May 1, 2011. Team ropers from 12 different states came to try and collect their share of over $190,000 in cash and prizes. Kelsey Parchman from Tennessee teamed up with Sudan, Texas heeler Kory Koontz and Lipan, Texas heeler Kyle Crick to finish first and second in the Average of the Open Division. Parchman and Koontz won $2,186, trophy leather rope bags and ten points each for the US Open tour. Third place in the Average went to Steve Purcella and Logan Medlin. Trice Watts and Jaytin McCright won the Incentive Average. Joel Bach from Millsap, Texas teamed up with hometown heeler Brent Ivy to finish first place in the Average of the #15 Division. They won $2,908, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to the New Mexico team of Chris Francis and Reno Eddy and third place was Royce Zybach and Shane Goad. Colorado and Kansas teamed up as Randy Morlan and Kurt Hall won the Average in the #13 Division. They were 40.25

Open Kelsey Parchman (Stephenville, TX) / Kory Koontz (Sudan, TX), 33.81 on 5, $2,186

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#15 Joel Bach (Millsap, TX) / Brent Ivy (Amarillo, TX), 34.71 on 5, $2,908 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Hadley Gilbert and Billy Stephens claimed first prize in the Incentive Average and then finished fourth in the main Average. Kip Middleton stuck again in the #11 Division. He teamed up with Lubbock, Texas header John Copeland and the duo won the main Average. They took home $6,492, trophy Martin

#15 Trice M. Watts Eads, CO Jaytin McCright Amarillo, TX Chris Francis Las Vegas, NM Reno Eddy Gallup, NM Royce W. Zybach Briscoe, TX Shane Goad Wheeler, TX Tyler T. Riggan Snyder, TX Jaytin McCright Amarillo, TX Cody J. Mirabal Grants, NM Gralyn J. Elkins McIntosh, NM #13 Jeff D. Anderberg Clarendon, TX Marty D. Nicholson Perryton, TX Nick Griggs Amarillo, TX Brandon D. Brown Dumas, TX Taylor G. Pettigrew Tatum, NM Jared S. Stoker Canyon, TX Taylor G. Pettigrew Tatum, NM Cade Passig Capitan, NM #12 Bill Rasberry Wheeler, TX JoDan S. Mirabal Grants, NM Zane M. Tisdale Amarillo, TX Brent Ivy Amarillo, TX Hadley Gilbert Clovis, NM Billy Stephens Perryton, TX Austin S. Elliott Texoma, OK Brandon D. Brown Dumas, TX #11 Hadley Gilbert Clovis, NM Billy Stephens Perryton, TX Barkley C. Pruitt Springer, OK Kyler R. Smith Portales, NM Taylor G. Pettigrew Tatum, NM

saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for a time of 36.74 seconds on four steers. Second place in the Average was Bill Rasberry and Blake Williamson and third was Barkley Pruitt and Will Groves. New Mexico header Rene Cervantes and Oklahoma heeler Brad Thrash won the Incentive Average. Randy McCracken came back for more of the pie as he and

Anna M. Gregory Amarillo, TX Will J. Groves Canyon, TX Joe L. Gonzales Sudan, TX Wade Smith Smyer, TX #10 Rene Cervantes Jal, NM Dusty W. Leatherwood Clovis, NM Kenny Lemond Andrews, TX Clayton Williams Amarillo, TX Sam Archer Amarillo, TX Hadley Gilbert Clovis, NM Butch A. Whitten Cimarron, NM Don Pool Clovis, NM Clay C. Smith Portales, NM #9 Todd E. Martin Steelville, MO Michael A. Bell Clovis, NM Thad Springer Snyder, TX Johnny Guess Colorado City, TX Bobby G. Chadwick Farwell, TX Darrell Cook Clovis, NM Jay D. Osborn Beaver, OK Dustin B. McAtee Laverne, OK Charlie R. Mathis Amarillo, TX Roberto U. Zapata Hereford, TX

#15 Joel Bach Millsap, TX Brent Ivy Amarillo, TX #13 Randy C. Morlan Hasty, CO Kurt A. Hall Rolla, KS #12 Lance Crist Canyon, TX Scott L. Morlan Las Animas, CO

#11 John C. Copeland Lubbock, TX Kip Middleton Levelland, TX Bill Rasberry Wheeler, TX Blake B. Williamson Friona, TX #10 Brandi L. Brown Dumas, TX Randy D. McCracken Stratford, TX Beau McDowell Red River, NM Randall Billy Church Rock, NM #9 Danny Persons Woodward, OK Curt D. Pate Valle De Oro, TX Austin S. Elliott Texoma, OK Byron L. Short Springfield, CO Todd E. Martin Steelville, MO James R. Sanchez Ruidoso Downs, NM Drew R. Sageser Kress, TX Ky A. Finck Canyon, TX #8 Dallas C. Kiker Red River, NM Ryon F. Moudy Canadian, TX Travis Reedy Canyon, TX J.W. Meech Canyon, TX Bricena Aragon Peralta, NM Jerry Gonzales Portales, NM Jay D. Osborn Beaver, OK Jessey R. Osborn Beaver, OK Harley Hughes Amarillo, TX James E. Masters Wheeler, TX Gerardo Madrid Albuquerque, NM David A. Carlile Olney Springs, CO

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Dumas, Texas header Brandi Brown teamed up to claim first place in the Average of the #10 Division. They were 36.95 seconds on four and won $7,504, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Beau McDowell and Randall Billy and third place was Dusty Leatherwood and Kenny Lemond. The team of Todd Martin from Steelville, Missouri and Michael Bell from Clovis, New Mexico won the Incentive Average. Danny Persons and Curt Pate partnered up to make the winning runs in the #9 Division. They were 40.13 seconds on four steers and won $7,200, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was

Austin Elliott from Oklahoma and Byron Short from Colorado. Third place was Todd Martin and James Sanchez. Dallas Kiker and Ryon Moudy won the Incentive Average. The final roping was the #8 Pick/Draw and the team of Travis Reedy and J.W. Meech, both from Canyon, Texas, won the Average. They were 23.03 seconds on three steers and earned $4,344, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Bricena Aragon and Jerry Gonzales and third way Jay and Jessey Osborn from Beaver, Oklahoma. The Panhandle Classic went into the history books and ropers made their way home. It was a great USTRC roping and one that you will want to attend next year. n

#13 Randy C. Morlan (Hasty, CO) / Kurt A. Hall (Rolla, KS), 40.25 on 5, $4,150 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Lance Crist (Canyon, TX) / Scott L. Morlan (Las Animas, CO), 32.67 on 4, $4,926 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Brandi L. Brown (Dumas, TX) / Randy D. McCracken (Stratford, TX), 36.95 on 4, $7,504 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 John C. Copeland (Lubbock, TX) / Kip Middleton (Levelland, TX), 36.74 on 4, $6,492 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Danny Persons (Woodward, OK) / Curt D. Pate (Valle De Oro, TX), 40.13 on 4, $7,200 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Travis Reedy (Canyon, TX) / J.W. Meech (Canyon, TX), 23.03 on 3, $4,344 & $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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After more than 20 years in the horse industry, many of them involving insurance, I’ve begun to notice trends in what I consider “preventable accidents.” Let’s be honest, so much of owning and working with horses comes down to common sense, or at least common horse sense, but sometimes we ignore the obvious, leaving our horses to pay the price. With that in mind, here are the top six things a horse insurance agent hates to hear from their clients, and the chance for you to learn from their mistakes. This month we can continue where we left off last month. I didn’t have a vet exam done before I bought the new horse. I got him for practically nothing, so it wasn’t necessary. Well, it probably was. There is no truth to the old adage, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” Please, have your vet look the horse over from head to tail. I cannot count the number of times I’ve seen clients end up with horses that are lame or ill, or even eventually have to be retired or put down due to something that would have been picked up in a basic exam. Or, in a slightly different scenario, the issue doesn’t come up until a year or two later when they try to sell the horse, and the potential buyer finds it in their prepurchase exam. Either way, save yourself time, money, and heartache, by doing a thorough exam. This type of chance is really just not worth taking. 7) I already spent $500 on the pre-purchase exam. I wasn’t spending any more money for X-rays. See question #5. In addition, I’ve heard many variations of this, the most concerning being when, in the initial pre-purchase exam, the vet notes areas of concern, and specifically states that further investigation with X-rays should be done to determine whether or not future soundness is a significant concern. One potential client, having been told that the horse’s front feet had some suspected issues of white line and/or past laminitis, and that X-rays should be done to see the extent of damage, said that she didn’t feel spending the money was worth it, especially since her trainer told her the horse would be fine. No disrespect to trainers, but they are not veterinarians. And unless they are Superman with

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By Amy J. Daum X-ray vision, or a psychic, they can’t guarantee what is going on in those areas and whether or not you’re likely to face a problem in the future. A few hundred dollars now versus the possible loss of many thousands in the future, in my opinion is a worthwhile investment. The pre-purchase exam didn’t go well, so we passed at first. But after a few months he went “on clearance” so we bought him. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a rare horse that comes through a thorough pre-purchase exam without a few dings here and there, and every purchase is a bit of a throw of the dice. While you can expect that some previous injuries or ongoing issues can be managed without serious threat to the horse’s future usefulness, there are others, like bone chips in vulnerable areas, kissing spines, that should be cause for real concern, no matter how much “on clearance” the horse is. We probably should have moved that [insert-your-farm-implement-here] out of the pasture. Just in the daily 45-minute drive to my office I go by several farms with horses turned out in pastures with various pieces of farm equipment and other horse-unfriendly things like canoes or rusty trailers. I realize that I am paranoid, having ready claim reports of horses severely injured or killed while turned out in pristine, perfectly maintained pastures, so you can imagine how I cringe at the thought of run-ins with these sorts of items. It’s impossible to protect our horses from everything, but not a good idea to put trouble right in their path. I thought my homeowner’s policy covered liability for my horse. AND I thought the boarding facility covered my horse if he hurt someone, or if he got hurt. Unfortunately, the majority of homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover you for third party bodily injury or property damage caused by your horse. If you keep your horse(s) on your property, there is a chance that the policy will apply, check with your agent. If they tell you coverage is in place, specifically ask them if that coverage extends to the horse being off your premises, such as at a jackpot, out for training, or just a day on the trail. Often times the policy only applies to incidents

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how their balance and horsemanship improved when I showed them the correct way to use their left arm to balance themselves in the saddle and control their horse. Most of them thought it was their age and physical condition that was giving them balance problems. But they found that with the proper position in their arms and body, they could stabilize themselves and their riding improved dramatically. I told them, “You old guys are amazing, you’re getting better every run.” Just teasing of course because I’m their same age. For the headers, I believe the greatest breakthrough besides the catch ratio, which increased dramatically, was the handle. These guys really got control of the cattle. We had 25 head of nice steers that ran pretty hard, and all five of my students learned to float the steers down to a nice pace, keep their head bent to the inside, and bring their hips out and come back to the 80%. I think the only people more excited than the teacher about the headers learning this was the heelers. I saw the heelers giving themselves high fives as I taught the headers this handle. One other breakthrough my headers had was in the area of scoring and reading cattle. I have a formula for scoring

where I measure the strides of a steer as he leaves the box, and my headers really caught onto this formula. As their scoring ability strengthened, so did their timing and horsemanship. When you are confident with your horse in the box and your ability to score, your catch ratio goes up and you truly become the quarterback of the team. A header that is inconsistent in his scoring will not have a high level of confidence in his overall run. I have developed a method of teaching that gives headers the ability not only to see the start, but have the timing to help his horse leave the box at the proper time with the header balanced and ready to rope. But again, I would like to remind you what this article is all about: how amazing you are. To see these ropers get so much better in such a short time gives me hope that we can all continue to get better with our roping as long as we keep the spark of expectation alive, no matter our age or roping level. The next time you go to the arena, look over at your heeler and say, “You are amazing” and then have your heeler look over at you and say “No, no, you are amazing.” See if you don’t have more fun and rope better, expecting the best out of each other. Your Friend, Rickey Green Mark 11: 25 & 26

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Qualification for a Regional Shoot-Out division requires $2,000 Available Earnings, which may come from either partner or a contribution from both partners. You may use a portion (increments of $100) of Available Earnings from each roper. Example, if the header has $1,400 in Available Earnings and the heeler has $600 in Available Earnings, they can combine their Available Earnings to qualify for a Regional Shoot-Out division entry. There will be a minimum of $10,000 added to the Gold Plus division at each Regional Finals this year. Along with the added money, the Average winners will receive extra fancy tooled Martin leather rope bags, a Resistol felt hat, a pair of Tony Lama boots, and three pairs of Cinch or Cruel Girl jeans. The Incentive Average winners will be awarded a trophy Gist buckle, a Classic Equine rope bag, an ESP saddle pad, and a Classic Equine top load hay bag. The high point Gold Plus member of the weekend will receive a National Finals of Team Roping package which includes entry fees paid to two National Finals Shoot-Outs, two stalls for up to nine nights, a Gold Plus RV hookup located behind Barn 9, and a leather NFTR jacket.

New Attraction at Red Rock This year’s USTRC Red Rock Classic scheduled for June 3-5 in Gallup, New Mexico is teaming up with The Wild Thing Bull Riding event scheduled for early July, as well as Propane Exceptional Energy for a free Propane Safety Class. The estimated half hour class will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. Those in attendance will receive free information brochures concerning propane safety and will also have a chance to win free prizes courtesy of Propane Exceptional Energy.


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She waved and they visited. He explained that the horse he had planned to use for the surrey didn’t work out so he was testing a new horse in the sulky. The next time she saw Kurt, he was limping up the lane, shirt hanging off his shoulder and his hat down around his ears! In the paddocks behind him she could see a trail of broken sulky! Wheels, shaft, seat and harness spread across three fences! The horse was nowhere in sight. On closer inspection, to her horror, the left side of Kurt’s face looked like somebody had scraped it with a cheese grater! Gravel and dirt were embedded in the wound and flaps of skin hung down, dripping blood. Jolene was a nurse and insisted that he let her take him to the emergency room in Cheyenne. “Nope,” he said, “Ain’t gonna

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sat on a feed bucket with June Bug curled up in my lap. Buzzy had squatted between my legs and we watched and listened intently as the vet went over Boss’s head horse carefully. The gelding was badly crippled. We had heard his front leg pop like a gunshot during one of the practice runs and he had refused to put any weight on the leg after that. From the grim look on Boss’s face it didn’t look good. We chose to stay out of the way and let Boss and the vet work through it. When Buzzy looked up at me and said, “Mom, is he going to be okay?” tears rolled down my cheeks. I just sort of shrugged because I honestly didn’t know. It was a painful injury; you could just tell by looking. Perhaps it was a bowed tendon or even a fracture of some kind. Who knows? Regardless, it put Boss out of roping at a Regional Finals unless he gambled and tried his young horse. “Dad can ride my horse,” Buzzy said as if he had read my mind. “No, he can use mine,” June countered. “Mine is better!” It didn’t matter. The horse was crippled and we were in for a long haul of waiting and wondering if he would heal. When my cell phone rang it caught me off guard and I jumped. Tears dripped off my lashes as I listened to the conversation. Among the team roping community it doesn’t take long for word to circulate. Someone was already calling to offer support and their horse for Boss to ride in the upcoming roping. When the vet left we just waited on

Boss. You could read the emotion in his face so we left him alone. He slowly walked the horse back to his stall and we followed behind him. My heart was breaking and I had no words to comfort or advise him. “Six months maybe,” Boss said when I questioned him with my eyes. “Who knows? Maybe he won’t ever be okay.” “He’ll be okay,” June Bug said as she sidled up to her dad and he picked her up. “I know he will.” “You can ride my horse,” Buzzy added as an assurance for us all. My phone and Boss’s phone rang at the same time, both with offers to help and availability of horses for the upcoming roping. I moan and bellyache about ropers all the time and yet, I have never seen a more tight knit community of family. They share, they give, they offer all they are and everything they have when one of their own is in dire straits. Horses get crippled every day. It is part of the sport. Good horses are always crippled and those that do not matter are never hurt or lame. They are such a part of our lives, so entwined in the business we call team roping. Our horses are so much a part of our daily routines and the roping we do. Regardless of price tag a horse is only as good as the man riding or using him and God has a special place for them in heaven. Joke or not, roping horses are as much a part of our families as our dogs. They serve us, comfort us, challenge us and love us in ways we cannot describe or understand. Time would tell if Boss’s horse would heal. Part of understanding


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roping is the fact you keep on keeping on. I’m not sure why but it mirrors life. The ups and downs, the ins and outs, the highs and lows are all part of the roping we do. I don’t know why but the sadness I felt was not so much for a crippled team roping horse as it was for my three ropers. Like it or not ropers are an emotional lot. They act tough but deep inside beat hearts of gold. They care more than they would ever let on. All our hearts were breaking for one head horse locked in pain and misery. We wanted him better and only time would make the difference. Boss will make it to the next roping if for no other reason than he has fellow ropers who will come to his aid and offer him support. He will have a horse to ride because his friends and other ropers will make sure it happens. Ropers may be down on any given occasion but you never count them out. They are tight knit groups who have all faced crippled horses, injuries and other assorted mishaps. They always rise up to meet the odds and face confrontation face to face. As Boss made his way to the house I walked up beside him and put my arm around his waist. We will be okay. We will make it to the next roping. Boss' horse would be okay or not but, regardless, ropers are a tough lot who face challenges every day. They dig in deep, face adversity and hang on tight. They love and support each other and when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Ropers know what blessings are and they know compassion and gratitude. They are the most giving and caring group you will ever find. Boss had offered his horses to others in the past and the favor was being reciprocated. Ropers always rally around each other and do what it takes to help their fellow ropers and their families. Many times we may be hesitant to ask for help or receive charity but when the love and support comes from a group like team ropers, you know the offer is sincere and comes from the heart. You would do no less if the cards were turned and it was one of your buddies who needed something. It seems like

it may have something to do with unconditional love and helping your fellow man. Perhaps that is what makes the roping community such a unique group. Mmmm, guess being in a roping family is a pretty good place to be

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

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his month’s edition is one of those rare ones that I can use for all of the other famous publications that I write for on a monthly basis. Surely you are familiar with Truck Stop Today, Man Cave Monthly, Liquor Store illustrated, and my favorite… The Women of McDonald’s. They, just as this fine publication, are what we in the business call trade magazines, designed for a specific demographic. I don’t know who first uttered the phrase, “location, location, location!!!” but you can bet that whoever it was, they probably lived in a mansion located in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Now don’t get me wrong, where they lived didn’t make the phrase important, it was their business savvy in understanding that no matter what you are doing, if it involves the use of land then the location of that land is the most important decision you will ever make. P.T. Barnum was without a doubt the best salesman that the world has ever known. He took his traveling show to almost every corner of the world and made himself a fortune along the way. He never just showed up and put his tents wherever. He literally spent days scoping out the best location so the public could easily find him when the time came. He also understood that beyond the importance of the big general location, the little details within the big picture make the entire endeavor successful. Location, location, location! It was about creating an entrance that was easily accessible for the public and aesthetic to their eyes. He sold literally millions upon millions of trinkets, 114 / JUNE 2011

programs, wheezers, pennants and everything in between to people who either didn’t have the money or weren’t even looking to buy just because he knew where to locate the stands and kiosks that sold them. Location, location, location!!! Think about your local Wal-mart and you will soon realize that Sam Walton was our modern-day P.T. Barnum. It is no accident that you have to walk by nearly everything in the store just to get a gallon of milk or buy diapers and baby formula and don’t even think about the cereal aisle. He knew young moms usually have their young children with them when they go to the store and he wanted the little ones to get a good look at everything for sale along the way. He knew when Dad went for his favorite beverage, chips, dips and Cheeze-Wiz were necessities as well so why not have him walk by them both coming and going. We have all been there either as the poor Mom, the screaming child or the thirsty Dad and the scene will continue to play out for generations to come all because of location, location, location!!! Once again, it wasn’t just where he put his stores but where he put all of the important elements in his store as well. Location, location, location!!! I guess you know where I am going with this by now but, just in case you don’t, and in case you get nothing else out of anything I say this month or in the months to come about arenas please get this. Location, location, location!!! Before you ever buy a single post or panel, before you buy the roping boxes and the roping chute, heck, before you


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even buy the land to build the house and the barn, make sure you have carefully thought out and planned where you are going to put the arena. The number one mistake people make when building an arena is not fully thinking out the layout before they begin. They usually learn by trial and error and nothing more ever gets done once the first steer has been run. Let’s see, I could tear this whole thing down, start from scratch and do it right or just leave it alone and rope. “Hey Bubba, let’s rope!” If you don’t believe me, just ask anyone with a roping pen if they would do anything different. Most of their regrets started with location, location, location!!! So what makes a good location? I was hoping you would ask. There is kind of a formula the guys at Priefert shared with me even though they didn’t give it to me exactly in that form. It goes like this. Access + Altitude + Accessories + Ability ÷ Available Area = Arena Size. Let me quickly break down the Five A’s of building an arena and you will be on your way. Accessibility can cover many different elements but the basic concept remains the same. How easy is it going to be for me to get to or through where I need to go. And remember, the same is true for horses, steers, tractors, water trucks, ambulances and anything else that may wind up in your arena. The more accessible something is the more likely you are to use it and enjoy using it. Although the other parts of the formula are not in any specific order any successful arena formula must start with accessibility. Altitude has absolutely nothing to do with where you live in relation to sea level but everything to do with how level the surface is where you decide to build your roping arena. Although some slope is a good thing when it comes to drainage you can’t really rope on the side of a mountain and the best way to get a horse to stop rating is to run him downhill after a steer. It is true that if you rope at my place it does slope slightly from left to right because drainage is important to me. It doesn’t

rain much here but since my opportunities to rope are so limited I want to rope as soon as possible when it does stop raining. I also think that from a biomechanics point of view it is good for my head horses to pull up a slight incline just as I used to have my pole vaulters practice running down a very gradual slope. Heelers love my horses cause they can pull ‘em forever. Accessories is one of those words that could mean almost anything but in this instance it has to do with what all you plan on putting in your arena. So, in a way I guess it does have to do with almost anything after all. As I mentioned before I have seen just about everything there is to see in an arena from nightmares to pipe dreams. I hope that one month I can share with you some of the cool things I have seen others do with their talent, time and money to make their arenas a place they can really be proud of and enjoy. It’s not just about the automatic Priefert roping chute compared to the manual Brand XXX. It’s more about the holding pens, return alleys, stripping chutes, roping boxes, bow gates, tie-outs and even arena drags. All of those things that aren’t an absolute necessity but man o’ man they sure do make a difference between pens and arenas. Ability is one of those very confusing terms in the formula because in roping we all compete in a numerical system that is based on one’s ability to rope. When it comes to arenas, one’s roping ability may play some role as far as needs, but the simple fact is, Trevor Brazile and I have totally different needs as far as arenas go. Although some of it involves the fact that he is a World Champ and I am merely a roping chump the real difference in our arenas ability is not based on roping ability alone but more so his ability to rope. Like team rope, steer rope, calf rope and anything else that involves a rope. He trains horses, tries out horses, teaches others to rope and sometimes I am sure he just rides horses in his arenas. Me, I just try to stay on my horse and hope that they don’t run away when I fall off. Now my daughters will tell you that our arena is

not just a roping arena, but more a barrel racing venue and that actually makes me very proud. My planning was successful because my roping arena has the ability to be a kind of multi-use facility and thus it was not built just for me. I know Pammy is not nearly as bitter when she sees her two daughters out the kitchen window riding as she is when she sees me out there trying to rope when I should be doing something else. Oh well… So you add up all of those things (Accessibility, Altitude, Accessories and Ability) and then divide them into your Available Area. By Available Area I mean just that. How much area do you have Available that either fits the criteria or will allow you to implement the other elements of the formula? Remember it’s not just about how much room you can find but more about how much Available Area you have. Most people do it just the opposite. They find some space, build a perimeter and then they start to think about all the other elements involved in building their arena. That’s the formula for a roping pen. The reason it’s called a pen is because you are basically trapped/caged/penned into a set area once you have the fences up and what happens inside is forever dictated by those walls. But, when you use the proper sequence you can concentrate on all of those little things that pay big rewards and make for the optimum components available for a specific Arena Size. So in closing let me share with you these numbers just for reference. The average arena size is 150' x 250'. The smallest functional arena size is 120' x 220'. The ideal multi-use arena size is 250' x 500' and just in case you ever wondered, the NFR arena in Las Vegas is 96' x 142'. That is literally like roping on a basketball court minus the wooden floor. So there you have it folks. Size in fact does matter but in the end it’s all about location, location, location!!! Until next month. Good luck… Good health… Good roping … & God Bless! SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 115


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put on a roping school one time in Phoenix, Arizona, and five of the students were of no hearing. It was a neat experience to see how and what you have to do in this world if you don’t have your hearing to rely on. All five were just like you and I when it came to their roping and horsemanship, but different when it came to their overall outlook on life. One guy in particular was very outgoing, so after the school was over every evening, he and I would visit. He said that life was the same as it was for me except when he was born he couldn’t hear so he just learned to sign, and life goes on. The last day as we were saying goodbye, I told him I was sorry that he couldn’t hear and without hesitation he told me that he was sorry I could. “What do you mean?” I asked. He said that people of no hearing go through life and have to always look around to keep themselves safe. They don’t have any sound in their life, so in order to be safe they have to use their eyes and look side to side and all around. Because of that, they see so much more than we do. He said that most people of hearing walk through life with their head down, like they’re looking for change on the ground, and because of that we miss so much. He said if you don’t have the use of sound, you have to go a little slower to keep yourself safe and so you are able to enjoy life and take it all in instead of being in such a hurry all the time. I never forgot what that man told me that day, and for a while after our meeting I tried to slow down a little, really look around and take more things in with my eyes instead of relying on my hearing. Just like all of us though, it’s seems like there’s never enough time in the day to accomplish all the things we have on our plate, and before long I was right back to doing what I was doing before - rushing from one place to the next, always in a big hurry. But the other day I was reminded of my friend. I had just finished a roping school up by Jackson

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Hole, Wyoming. The school went great and the people were fun, but it snowed the entire time I was there. It was April, so not extremely heavy snow but enough that there was about three inches of snow on everything. I jumped in my rental car and was driving too fast, talking on the cell phone to see if by any chance the flight was going to be late, because I wasn’t going to be able to make good time due to this darned snow. I happened to notice something out of the left window, and it looked like an elk. As a matter of fact there were several, and the thought came into my mind, “Perfect, now I have to dodge elk and deal with this snow. How am I going to make my flight with all this?” All of a sudden I looked out the window one more time and this time I really looked! I was driving by a winter feeding ground for an elk herd. There were about 300 head of elk coming down out of the trees as the snow was falling. I pulled over and stopped my car. I turned around and went back, got my coat and got out. There were three golden eagles there. One sat in a tree and the other two flew right over me. Those elk coming down off the side of that mountain as the snow was falling was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. And I almost missed it because I was in too much of a hurry. My friend in Phoenix reminded me that this is not a dress rehearsal. We come from somewhere and we’re going somewhere, but we won’t be back here, so we better look around and take it all in. So much of my life I have been driven by a goal, and I think that’s important. Nothing great was ever achieved without a clearly defined goal. But sometimes, I think I need to enjoy the journey more instead of being so focused on the destination. Until next month Thanks for your time, Walt Woodard


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healthier deer herds. In areas that lack adequate food, this can make a difference. But even in the richest farm country where deer don’t stay hungry as long, I think a well-sited food plot can attract and hold deer on your farm. And, as we all know, keeping our deer from moving next door is a very important factor. I also believe that a good food plot can make our farms easier to hunt and can give us more deer sightings. I use my food plots to help me strategize on how to harvest big bucks. You will be able to plant a variety of foods that deer prefer at different times of the year so something attractive is always on their plate. In the spring we have winter wheat and rye. As the spring advances the deer will be hammering soybeans, and alfalfa. In early fall deer shift from beans to grains. Late fall and winter deer will flock to your corn plots that really put on the fat. This smorgasbord approach requires a lot, but if you do what you can afford it will increase your chances of harvesting a giant. Good luck and until next month, remember, Shoot by Sight, Walk by Faith!

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could have guessed or predicted how things would turn out? “In a maledominated sport like team roping, winning this roping with B.J. means a lot,” Bach said. “I’m glad it turned out like it did.” Undeniably, things come together for reasons we may never understand but the rewards and blessing are tenfold. One October day in 2010 in Oklahoma City two ropers followed their calling. They embraced what destiny had designed and the connections were inexpressible—And Then There Was One: Peggy Bach and B.J. Thompson the winners of the #12 Shoot-Out at the Cinch 2010 National Finals of Team Roping. n

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You Are Amazing recently held a roping school in east Texas. The majority of students at this school ranged in age from 50 to 70 years old and I think we had two in their thirties. What was so interesting for me was to see how talented people are. I believe most people don’t tap into 50 or 60 percent of their talent. As we started the school, I began to tell the students that I’ve heard it takes 21 days to break a habit, but I believe you can do it in an instant by changing your mind. If we can get the vision and see ourselves as successful, talented individuals, we can accomplish so much more that we thought we could. For instance, if you’ve always shot the basketball off the backboard and into the hoop, and never seen the ball go in with that beautiful arch and seen nothing but net, you wouldn’t know of the possibility of that happening. Think of the first guy who thought, “What if I could shoot the ball, and it could make an arch and go straight into the hoop? Then maybe I could do it from 20 feet away instead of having to go right up beside the backboard and go off the backboard into the basket.” Then there would be those fearful individuals who would say, “Oh no, don’t go out there 20 feet away. It’s too dangerous. We all need to stick together up here by the basket.” As I teach my roping schools, I always tell my students that when you start to change your swing or the way you ride, and you start to get better with your roping, people will ask what you are doing. “Look around, nobody around here is doing what you’re doing.” I tell my students to tell them, “No, only the winners do it this way.” So, after the first half day of the school, my students found out

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something that I knew - that the techniques and methods I was teaching worked way better than what they were doing. What really excited them is they started to understand that they could use these methods, and they had the talent to be better than they could have imagined. It was so neat to see these individuals encouraging each other. As each one found his roping talent and horsemanship getting better, it encouraged the next guy that he could do the same. We should be aware as we practice with our neighbors, friends, and family that we need to encourage them and pick out something they’re doing well each time we rope. As usual at my schools, one of the main things that helped the students was helping them get their body position comfortable in the saddle. I usually have my students ride with the right stirrup one hole shorter than the left. This way, as you point your right foot out to the right, you keep a little bend in your left knee. If you push your heels down too much, it will set you down too much in the back of your saddle. One of the biggest points we saw at the school came when we went into the bridling of the horses - bits, chin straps, and tiedowns. People were amazed at the difference in their horses’ attitudes after the correct equipment was put on, and how they could work with their riders without the bits, tiedowns and chin straps cueing them incorrectly. What most people think is attitude or stubbornness in a horse, most of the time is equipment malfunction, incorrect equipment use, or physical pain such as bad teeth, bad saddle fit or unsoundness. We saw some horses completely change at this school to the rider’s and the teacher’s delight. This school was a five team school. I’ve been having great success this spring with these type of schools. I will be in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado this summer if some of you would like to have me come by your ranches. Probably for the heelers, the major breakthrough was in continued on page 102


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Lush fescue surround the nearly 800 to 1,000 cattle housed at Hickory Hill.

Ike Cox, left, and Jeff Smith, with their families, share a special friendship in their partnership.

USTRC’s Reputation For High Quality Productions Comes From Producers Like Jeff Smith And Ike Cox here have been some memorable teams in the sport of team roping . . . some so well-known and liked that when they stop roping together, fans call it getting “a divorce.” Names like Speed and Rich, Jake and Clay, Matt and Allen come to mind. But how about Jeff and Ike? Now, before your start thumbing through old NFR programs or checking out the USTRC Open Tour list, just know that you’ll not find the names “Jeff and Ike,” listed anywhere, but do know that if it weren’t for this great team, the sport of team roping, at least in the past decade or so, wouldn’t be where it is today. Ike Cox, a lifelong citizen of Bethany, Missouri, and Jeff Smith, of Hutchinson, Kansas, are partners in C Bar S Cattle Company, the largest single contractor of Corriente cattle in the United States . . . probably the Western Hemisphere, and their attention to detail in providing conditioned cattle help make USTRC team ropings the best in the nation. While neither in the partnership can nail down the exact year they decided to get together, both can tell you that it’s been a good partnership, not only financially, but also personally.

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“I’ve got three partnerships going on right now, with a guy who farms with me, one guy who is in feed and grain elevator with me and another with Jeff, and I’ve been real lucky because they’re all going good,” says Ike. “We’re very close,” Jeff agrees. And that closeness extends to both families, as Jeff’s brother Greg serves as a flagger, while Greg’s wife Michelle handles much of the marketing, travel and planning. Ike’s daughter Monica serves as a secretary while wife Mary keeps the books straight for all the ropings and the businesses. Other family members also play a role in the operation. Whether it’s over a freshly grilled Corriente steak (surprisingly lean and good) or standing in the arena, the ease with which Jeff and Ike work is evident. For Ike, getting into the cattle contracting business was in a word . . . an “evolution.” The family business was, and still is, the local feed mill and grain elevator, but Ike says like many in his generation, growing up to be a cowboy was always a dream. “My generation didn’t have Wii’s and iPods,” he says. “We had Roy Rogers on our lunch boxes and we wanted to grow up to be cowboys. So, when some guys started


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gain 30 to 40 pounds, they also get their share of exercise as well. Cox and Mary own Hickory Hill Arena that sits just east of Interstate 35, near their home and that of Ike’s daughter Monica and his mother – “like the Kennedy compound but without the money, “ Ike laughs. While trucks rumble past on their way to Des Moines, steers are conditioned and actually trained to be good roping steers two to three days per week. Surprisingly few competitions are held at the facility, which boasts an indoor and outdoor arena, a restaurant, and two stalling areas. Most of the property is dedicated to getting roping steers conditioned. Over the past 30 years, Cox has parlayed some savvy land purchasing to build a 1,200-acre property that he has separated into 11 different pastures. Each pasture holds anywhere from 80 to 100 steers at any given time and each pasture represents a different rotation. Some serve as the home from newly arrived steers, while others hold steers whose health and weight has improved. Still other pastures offer R&R for steers who have returned from a weekend, or in some cases, a full week of competition. Steers will be rested for a minimum of two weeks, with three weeks being optimal. Once the cattle are in good shape, they get shipped back to Hutchinson, where they may go straight from there to another roping, or they might get shipped to more hubs in Greeley, Colorado and Gainesville, Texas. “With freight costs the way they are, it’s just smarter for us to keep cattle where they can be rested closer to the events they’re going to,” says Jeff. “So, for example, the cattle at the Panhandle Classic went back to Gainesville where they were rested until they moved on to s s

roping around here, I started roping. But there really weren’t enough cattle around. Back then, the most anyone usually had was 25 head and 50 was a lot. So, I started bringing in more cattle and it grew from there.” Cox met Smith in the mid 90s after getting some cattle from him; right about the time USTRC was starting to make its move in the roping industry. Good timing for sure, but it was also turning into a good business partnership, with Smith taking on the production side and Cox handling most of the cattle. An overnight sensation, however, it was not. The partnership has developed over time, with Cox serving as the conditioning center along with Ike’s daughter Monica trucking through is one of many family Cox Trucking members who help Lines, while keep the operation Smith, who also running smoothly. operates trucks, serves as the transportation hub for the operation in Hutchinson. Similarly, Smith got into the roping business after growing up with horses and then putting on small ropings in his area. As the business grew, he got more involved with purchasing cattle. Once he met Ike, he had a partner who could handle the cattle, while he hit the road, not only for cattle purchases, but also in production. Jeff goes to the Texas border once a month and ships cattle to Hutchinson, a trip of 1,050 miles, then has them shipped onto Missouri. The operation works through about 6,000 to 7,000 steers annually, with 100 new steers making their way from the border (they’re already across, so Jeff and Ike don’t have to deal with border and health issues) to Bethany each week. Usually weighing in at about 365 to 385 pounds, the steers go from what is likely a hardscrabble existence in Mexico to what could be considered no less than roping steer nirvana in Missouri. Lush pastures filled with fescue and plentiful water abound, and while the steers spend many a day in their first few weeks lounging about as they

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Corriente cattle imported from Mexico are required to have an “M” brand on their hip.

Stephenville for the Cowboy Capital Classic event.” USTRC events keep the C Bar S Cattle Company busy, and the partnership contracts cattle to more than 40 events annually. Unlike the trained dogs and monkeys we see on TV performing for a treat, roping steers are well, beasts with minds of their own and many times they show it. So, like the husband who is trying to read the mind of his wife (will she or won’t she?), ropers often expect producers to know how a steer will act once it breaks from the head gate. And when they don’t act right, hell hath no fury like the roper scorned. “Ropers should expect good cattle,” says Smith. “That’s part of the reason ropers keep coming to USTRC. If anything, USTRC has kept its integrity and ropers know what they are going to get when they rope with USTRC. They know it should be a good production.” In Hutchinson, Jeff keeps a crew of five on hand who rope cattle five days a week and separate them according to their “ropability.” Cattle determined “non-ropable,” for a USTRC event are sent to a feedyard or are sold as practice cattle. If Smith or Cox is producing the roping, the cattle will get roped again the day before the roping, where the roping crew again sorts them. If the cattle are shipped to another producer, he advises the producer which cattle are going to be optimal for the Open ropers and how to break it down from there as they are worked through the roping.

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“Most producers can’t do what we do because they just don’t have the manpower or the time,” said Smith. “Our guys work with us full time keeping these cattle healthy and in shape and the producers we ship to rely on us to ship cattle to fit their roping.” While cattle are shaped and conditioned all year round, Smith and Cox continually focus on two ropings that mean the most to their operation, the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping and the Guthrie Championships. Smith has been producing the Guthrie Championships for a number of years and it serves as a feeder to the NFTR for ropers looking for more opportunities to rope. Making sure the cattle are sorted appropriately for each of the ropings is a major task. “We go through about 2,000 head to get to the number we need just for the Finals,” said Smith. “The Finals is the one place that a roper should expect and get their best opportunity to rope on a good set of cattle. The cattle should fit the number of the roping and challenge that roper at his level. Sure, there is no guarantee that every steer is going to run right or do what that roper expects it should do, but what we can guarantee is every effort is made to get them where they’re supposed to be.” Cox and Smith never use cattle to the end of their careers in the roping arena, although there does come a time when they are not the quality that a USTRC roping demands. At that point, they are sold to ropers as practice. The future of Corriente cattle is uncertain. Mexican producers are beginning to cross American bulls on their cattle in order to get a piece of the high-priced fat cattle action . . . with those calves born “mulies” or without horns. Plus, while Smith says he’s had no trouble trading along the Mexican border, the violence in Mexico has definitely impacted the cattle production industry, with some producers having fallen victim to the drug cartels. “There are 4,000 less horned cattle coming out of Mexico this year than there was last year,” says Smith. Nevertheless, the partners are optimistic. “It’s all a cycle,” Smith says. “We’ve been through all of this before. If the demand for quality roping stock remains strong, the sport will continue to thrive.” n


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Look What’s Under the Hat! As the 2011 season gets into full swing ropers of all ages, both men and women, are getting the surprise of new fashions to choose from the next time they head to their local Western wear dealers. From trends that look like they came straight off the catwalk at a New York fashion show, to others that are upgrades of a feel-good, wear-right favorite, the look of today’s ropers is a mixed bag of style. To say the least, today’s team ropers have a fashion style that is as unique as the individuals that fill the arena floor and clothing manufacturers have caught on to the new team roping and Western image phenomenon. Although the traditional style of cowboy boots, hat and blue denim jeans is the standard, today’s flare of blinged-out pockets, relaxed fits, wild prints and many more styles and features mixes it up in the fashion end of the team roping arena. Not only do these manufacturers offer new styles to keep contestants looking good, they keep comfort and durability a high priority to fit the sport at hand. Look ahead at this year’s team roping fashion catwalk and see for yourself the latest trends of today’s top manufacturing companies that set the pace in this market.

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Tuff Company is excited to introduce Angie Meadors as part of the Tuff Team. Six time NFR qualifier, Trainer and Model Meadors is running full speed ahead with Cowgirl Tuff; a leading western fashion brand. Meadors is a great fit with her outgoing personality and her love for the product and fashion forward style. While Meadors is excited to start this new journey, Lisa Bollin, founder and designer of Cowgirl Tuff also expresses her excitement. “As this company is a dream come true, it is also a dream to have Angie become part of the Tuff Team,” explains Bollin. “Angie has a true hand with horses and lives the lifestyle of a real American Cowgirl. What better person to help represent the brand than someone who not only lives the lifestyle, but has a contagious positive attitude,” explains Bollin. Cowgirl Tuff and the men’s B. Tuff Jeans are available now in Western apparel stores nationwide. To find a retailer near you, visit www.cowgirltuff.com and www.btuffjeans.com. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Our Jeans - Your body - A Cruel Combination New Jean Collections

There’s a favored part in every girl that makes her feel confident. It could be the curves in her hips, her piercing eyes, or the flip of her hair…Or something much deeper, such as the strength of her will, her lighthearted attitude or her witty intelligence. Each Cruel Girl collection lives to highlight your confidence. Our “cruel” design recipe mixes a mean combination of sassy, sexy, independent and authentic qualities. A Cruel Girl knows who she is, where she came from and is determined to get where she is going. There’s no denying her competitive nature, whether it be in the arena or on the battlegrounds of fashion. So arm yourself. Cruel Girl denim possesses an independent spirit and a confidence that can’t be crushed. 32 / JUNE 2011

Shawna Fit: Slim or Relaxed Leg: 19” leg opening, slim hip & thigh, flare leg Waist/Rise: Lowest Finish: Medium Stonewash Cruel Attributes: 11.75oz denim, stretch, chevrons, hand sanding, permanganate, grinding, destruction, tacking, tint. Nina Fit: Slim Leg: Slim hip and thigh, 18” leg opening, bootcut leg Waist/Rise: Lowest Rise Finish: Light stonewash Cruel Attributes: 11.75 oz denim, Hand sanding, destruction, creases, whiskers, grinding, rip & repair. Rosalie Fit: Slim or Relaxed

Leg: Slim or relaxed hip & thigh, wide leg, 20” leg opening Waist/Rise: Low Rise Finish: Dark Stonewash Cruel Attributes: hand sanding, whiskers, tacking, grinding, 12.25oz denim.


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Iron Horse Jeans

Cinch Jeans

It’s back to the future with the fall season of premium denim ready to roll at Iron Horse Jeans. You’ll love our new Mens’ additions, six in all, with the focus on either slim fits with higher rises or relaxed fits that stop at the natural waist as well, all in a non-stretch dark premium wash with a distinctly Fifties vintage feel. Higher rises means more types of men will feel comfortable in Iron Horse jeans, widening the range of customer appeal-all people who know that Iron Horse builds them “anvil tough!” New fits in Women’s jeans include one of the hottest items on the market, “jeggings,” the perfect cross between jeans and leggings. Roseland and Agenda give that leg hugging profile that girls and women want so they can slip on their favorite boots with ease. Next watch for “Everest,” a new hybrid jean based on our most popular women’s fit, the Havana, paired with a higher rise. It’s what women have been! asking for all along: more support, a flattering tummy, and a natural waist. Exciting surface treatments in Women’s jeans feature great combinations of destruction and lace, sending the message that the wearer is both tough and feminine. We all know who she is—today’s woman on the go. Iron Horse Jeans has taken the lead in denim fashions for every lifestyle. We’re all about reaching the widest market with jeans no matter what you do or where you live. It’s about attitude—urban or rural, your best life lived now—in Iron Horse jeans. Contact: Mark Wentura – 858.218.0868 markw@ironhorsejeans.com

USTRC’s National Finals Title Sponsor, Cinch Jeans is offering two new styles for team ropers and horsemen and women everywhere. These new styles give Cinch jeans a heads up in the market and everyone can enjoy these great new fashions while knowing they are riding on the comfort, fit and quality that only Cinch offers.

New Fall Fashion Denim Men’s and Women’s Line

New Inside The World of Team Roping

Check out these new styles as well as the many great standard styles offered by Cinch Jeans. Dally (new!) Be sure to rope in this great new dark rinse jean! The new Dally is based on the popular Dooley fit but has great new finishing details that keep it innovative. Awesome tacking, whiskers and permanganate are just a few of the extras built into this outrageous new denim. Logan (new!) The Logan has a relaxed waist and fitted hip with the CINCH mid rise. This popular fit has whiskers, grinding and tacking. This jean is the epitome of fashion meets comfort. Connor White Label devotees now have a new finish to love! The new Connor jean from CINCH features the same best selling fit as the White Label but in a cool new wash. Expertly placed destruction adds style to this jean and the straight back pocket stitch keeps it classy. Carter The Carter has a great combination of hand sanding, tacking, and unique wash, tied together with a classic Cinch straight back pocket stitch.

Petrol

Designed for the next generation, Petrol is a California-inspired fashion collection that combines West Coast edge with Western flair. Founded in 2004, our mission is to develop a cutting edge apparel collection that captures the personality and character of the next generation customer. As we see it, a little Country, and a little Rock and Roll. With decades of experience under our belt, denim is deep within our blood. Our premium denim jeans all boast an impeccably flattering fit, cool vintage washes, and are individually hand finished to perfection. Before you know it, Petrol will become your favorite pair of jeans. Petrol invites everyone to visit our Facebook page, for a chance to win free Petrol products! You can also get the latest update on Petrol products, events or news at www.petrol-jeans.com SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 33

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Tony Lama

Tony Lama Boots® Celebrates Centennial Anniversary in 2011 World’s most recognized western boot brand announces plans to mark the occasion Worn by U.S. presidents, movie stars, rodeo legends and country music icons Tony Lama Boots® – the world’s most recognized western boot brand since 1911 – have been engraved on the Great American landscape for 100 years. To celebrate its 100th anniversary the boot brand is launching consumer and retailer programs including new boot collections, a commemorative fourth-edition El Rey boot covered in precious stones and 14 karat gold, and an historic sole-seeking consumer contest sure to get boot lovers on a major closet dive. For more information about Tony Lama Boots, visit www.tonylama.com, www.facebook.com/tonylama and www.twitter.com/tony_lama.

Ariat

Davis Western Tradin’ Co.

Our Boots “R” Worth Taking a Look At! Davis Western Trading Company have custom design boots by Anderson Bean & Rios of Mercedes. We design for the discriminating horseman. Look at all our boots at davisboots.com. “Puttin the Cowboy back in boots”! 618.252.6281

Presidio Collection for Fall 2011 - Upscale, Sophisticated Lifestyle Collection Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western & English footwear, presents the Presidio Collection - gorgeous women’s Western boots featuring signature Ariat craftsmanship coupled with contemporary, artisan-quality styling. The Presidio Collection features intricate detailing, premium leathers, and modern toe profiles. The collection is targeted at the style-conscious, sophisticated consumer - a trendsetter looking for something unique, classic, and luxurious. The Presidio Collection will consist of four styles of Western boots for women including: Presidio, Corazon, Desperado and Reina. Each has a suggested retail price of $299.95. The collection will start shipping in fall 2011. Consumers can find Presidio at Western retailers, boutiques, limited independent casual footwear stores, and through catalog and online. 34 / JUNE 2011

B. Tuff Jeans

Tuff Guys Look Good Cowgirl Tuff meets B. Tuff. Cowgirl Tuff Co. introduces a new men’s line, B. Tuff Jeans. The makers of Cowgirl Tuff designed a new men’s jean that woman can’t stop talking about and men can’t stop wearing. “B. Tuff jeans can withstand the cowboy way of life and yet still be trendy enough for a night out on the town,” explains Lisa Bollin, founder and designer of Cowgirl Tuff Co. B. Tuff jeans have been developed with the same high quality denim, attention to detail and comfort as Cowgirl Tuff Jeans. They’re built to stand up to the real-life work of the outdoorsman, farmer, cowboy and everyday man. B. Strong, B. Real, B. TUFF! B. Tuff Jeans are available now in western apparel stores nationwide. (To find a retailer near you, visit www.btuffjeans.com.)


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Hooey

Summer is here and HOOey has plenty of new styles to keep you comfortably hip. Now carrying options for guys, girls, and kids, HOOey continues to lead the way for progressive headwear and shirt design. For you bull and bronc riding enthusiasts, check out HOOey’s fast growing sister brand, Roughy. For more choices and a list of stores across the US and Canada, visit www.getyourhooey.com.

Twisted X

Latest Style From Our Joe Beaver Line It’s a NWS (New Wide Square) toe. Bomber leather with 11" top. Offered in D and EE 7-14. Their comfort makes them second to none. Joe Beaver calf ropers are designed for calf roping, quick exit from the stirrup, lightweight, and flexible. For arena or casual wear. They’re super comfortable.

Cowboy Militia

Wrangler®

Launches New Premium Performance Cowboy Cut Jean New Jean Offers More Comfort, Longer Lasting Denim and the Same Classic Style The iconic American denim brand – Wrangler® Western Wear – announced today the launch of its Premium Performance Cowboy Cut jean. The new jean, style 47MWZ, is an update to the classic 13MWZ style worn and loved by cowboys since 1947. The 47MWZ is designed with extra room in the waist and thigh area to create a more comfortable fit without sacrificing style, as well as a ring spun broken twill denim that lasts 20 percent longer. The Premium Performance Cowboy Cut launch will be supported with high impact in-store displays, retailer promotions and national advertising support. Television, print, radio and on-line advertising will create Wrangler Western Wear’s most expansive new product launch ever. The Premium Performance Cowboy Cut jean will hit the shelves of western retailers nationwide this fall. The jean will be available in three washes and a variety of sizes and inseams. Please visit www.wranglerwestern.com to keep up with brand news. Follow Wrangler Western on Facebook,

Like so many legends, it began with a lone rebel - young, competitive, defiant, a maverick. He embodied the Cowboy archetype and sported a take-no-prisoners attitude. And whether on the road or in the arena, he took it to the extreme, drawing a loyal following just as determined to push the limits. One man became a movement. That movement is Cowboy Militia. The Cowboy attitude exists in those that live it to the max, that defy the odds, that compete to defeat. It’s in the champions whose will to succeed overrides every challenge that’s thrown their way, who always have their hammer cocked. For those who push it to the limit, to risk it all, the Cowboy is in you. Become a part of the Militia.

Justin Boots

At Justin, when we talk about authenticity, we mean it. That’s why we still make a wide selection of boots right here in America. We still have factories in the U.S., where American craftsmen still construct boots by hand. It’s important to us to support American workers—and to provide American quality—and we know it’s important to you, too. It’s amazing that so few other companies understand this. In fact, no other company produces as much footwear in America as we do. Support our cause; check out the Handcrafted in USA section of our website: www.justinboots.com

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North Alabama Championships Rainsville, Alabama June 18-19, 2011

he area was settled by a stock of fighters, people with staying power. They knew what it took to make it through the adversity of every situation. Their history makes that more than evident. It was an isolated land, inhabited by the Cherokee and settlers were more than a little fearful to move in. But, they did and went about taming the rugged, mountainous terrain and the wild Tennessee River. Today there is something about Rainsville, Alabama that gets inside you and won’t let go—perhaps it is the continuing tenacity and strength of the people. The weekend of June 18 and 19 will kick off the North Alabama Championships in Rainsville and it will be a weekend to remember. Good team roping doesn’t just happen. Good team roping comes about because the right people strive to make it happen in the right location and under the right circumstances. That’s the finesse of the USTRC. The North Alabama Championships will be that kind of roping and if this roping is not on your calendar it should be. Rainsville offers a unique look at an area laced with a history of exceptional heart and resolve. Small in stature but big on hospitality, the area will roll out the red carpet to make ropers feel welcome during the North Alabama Championships. Some of the earliest known settlers came to the lands that are now downtown Rainsville between 1885 and 1895, as 140-year-old graves in Rainsville cemeteries attest. People worked hard to make a difference and people gave their lives to make Rainsville home. Their history is a documentation of family after family who sacrificed to make it a workable, liveable, thriving community. They learned to handle diversity and “quit” was not in their vocabulary. The Cherokee threat didn’t matter, the isolation and hardship didn’t matter, Rainsville would grow to make a difference in lives that could never have been predicted. The first school in downtown Rainsville, Parker School, opened in 1907. It shared a tiny building 36 / JUNE 2011


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that was also Rainsville’s first known commercial establishment, Will Rains’ store. Lillie Durham was the first teacher in the one-room building at the southwest corner of the crossroads. Tol Parker is credited with starting that first school for his and his brother’s children who accounted for most of the first students. Later that same year, a new Parker School building was erected on the grounds of the present day First Baptist Church. The school building served as a multi-purpose facility being the village church on Sundays. It was around this time residents started referring to the settlement and its school as Rainsville. As ropers take the time to not only rope but to pause and breathe deep of the history of this little community they will realize the area reaches deep inside your soul and leaves an everlasting imprint on your heart. It tends to grab you kind of like team roping does. Perhaps that is one of the strong attractions about the area. Nicknamed “the Crossroads of Sand Mountain,” Rainsville is a small city of about 5,000 residents located in northeast Alabama, a land of beautiful ridges, valleys, and lakes. While visiting Rainsville for the roping you could as easily be visiting for a gospel singing, a college play, or an athletic contest—for a small town, Rainsville has a large number of event venues. There are gift shops and restaurants and no matter your taste, Rainsville has a little something for anyone with the time to stop and look around. As the weekend of June 18 and 19 rapidly approaches team ropers need to make some plans. Those plans need to include a trip to Rainsville, Alabama and the North Alabama Championships. It will be a trip you will be glad you booked. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 37


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Oklahoma Championships June 30-July 3, 2011 Guthrie, Oklahoma Lazy E Arena www.guthrieok.com Produced by USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Sleep Inn Hotel 405-260-1400 K Best Western Territorial Inn 405-282-8831 Hotel K Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant www.arbys.com Restaurant K Stables Cafe stablescafe.com Restaurant K Vallarta Mexican Restaurant 405-282-2202 Restaurant K Granny Had One 405-282-4482 Restaurant K Johnny’s Original Rib Shack 405-282-0031 Restaurant K Hastings Steakhouse www.hastingssteakhouse.com Restaurant K Cimarron National Club www.cimarronnational.com Golf K Guthrie Country Club 405-282-1315 Golf K Beacon Drive-In Theatre www.beacondrive-in.com Entertainment K Oklahoma Sports Museum www.oklahomasportsmuseum.com Entertainment K Oklahoma Frontier Drug Store Museum www.drugmuseum.org Entertainment K Oklahoma Territorial Museum www.oklahomaterritorialmuseum.org Entertainment

Eastern Regional Finals July 7-10, 2011 Murfreesboro, Tennessee Tennessee Miller Coliseum USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Baymont Inn and Suites www.baymontinns.com Hotel K Holiday Inn Express Murfreesboro Central www.hiexpress.com Hotel K Red Roof Inn Murfreesboro, TN www.redroof.com Hotel K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Demos’ Steak & Spaghetti House www.demosrestaurants.com Restaurant K Longhorn Steakhouse www.longhornsteakhouse.com Restaurant K Bonefish Grill Murfreesboro www.bonefishgrill.com Restaurant K Red Lobster www.redlobster.com Restaurant K City of Murfreesboro Course www.murfreesborotn.gov Golf 38 / JUNE 2011

Choice Hotels www.choicesportstravel.com Special rate ID #00214570

K Indian Hills Club www.indianhillsgc.com Golf K Stampede Dance Hall & Saloon www.stampededancehall.net Entertainment K GO USA Fun Park www.gousafunpark.com Entertainment K Premiere 6 Theatre www.premiere6.com Entertainment K Stones River National Battlefield www.nps.gov Entertainment K Oaklands Historic House Museum www.oaklandsmuseum.org Entertainment

Nebraska Championships July 15-17, 2011 Broken Bow, Nebraska Custer County Fairgrounds www.brokenbow-ne.com Jeff Smith 620-921-5903 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Gateway Motel 308-872-2478 Hotel K Americas Best Value Inn 308-872-6428 Hotel K Bosselmans Motel 308-872-6842 Hotel K Wagon Wheel 308-872-2433 Hotel K Bonfire Grill www.bonfire-grill.com Restaurant K Emily’s Soda Fountain 308-872-5200 Restaurant K Cattlemans 308-858-4600 Restaurant K Steakhouse 308-446-2385 Restaurant K Broken Bow Country Club www.brokenbowcountryclub.com Golf K Sylvesters, Inc. 308-872-6204 Entertainment K Historical Museum www.rootsweb.ancestry.com Entertainment K Tiffany Theatre www.tiffanytheater.com Entertainment K City of Broken Bow: Swimming Pool 308-872-5177 Entertainment

Utah Championships July 15-17, 2011 Farmington, Utah Davis County Legacy Center Produced by C&C Roping Bill Cornia 435-793-5035 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Comfort Inn - Layton, Utah 801-544-5577 Hotel K Hampton Inn - Wood Cross, Utah 801-296-1211 Hotel

K Lone Star Steakhouse 801-593-9823 K Kitty Pappas Steakhouse 801-295-9981 K Ruby River Steakhouse 801-359-3355 K Davis County Course (801) 544-0401 K Lagoon Amusement Park Farmington, Utah K Liahona Guided Tours 801-294-5927 K Windrider Hot Air Balloons 801-771-3125 K Utah Botanical Center 801-593-8969

Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Golf Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment

Colorado Championships July 22-24, 2011 Colorado Springs, Colorado Penrose Stadium Outdoor Arena www.springsgov.com Produced by Jeff Smith 620-921-5903 Ike and Mary Cox 660-425-6087 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Travel Lodge 719-632-4600 Hotel K La Quinta Inn 1-800-531-5900 Hotel K Double Tree 719-576-8900 Hotel K Travel Lodge South 719-632-7077 Hotel K Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. www.phantomcanyon.com Restaurant K Giuseppe’s Old Depot Restaurant www.giuseppes-depot.com Restaurant K Olive Garden Italian Restaurant www.olivegarden.com Restaurant K Famous Steakhouse www.restauranteur.com Restaurant K Flying W Chuckwagon Suppers www.flyingw.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Lone Star Steakhouse www.lonestarsteakhouse.com Restaurant K Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com Restaurant K Cherokee Ridge Course www.cherokeeridgegolfcourse.com Golf K Springs Ranch Club www.springsranchgolfclub.com Golf K Colorado Springs City Govt: Valley HI Course www.springsgov.com Golf K Loonees Comedy Corner www.loonees.com Entertainment K 13 Pure Night Club & Bistro (719) 635-0999 Entertainment K Garden of the Gods Visitor Center www.gardenofgods.com Entertainment K Ghost Town Museum www.ghosttownmuseum.com Entertainment K Cheyenne Mountain Zoo www.cmzoo.org Entertainment K Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum www.prorodeohalloffame.com Entertainment


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K World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame www.worldskatingmuseum.org Entertainment

Salinas Championships July 29-31, 2011 Salinas, California Salinas Sports Complex www.ci.salinas.ca.us Produced by USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Laurel Inn 1-800-354-9831 Hotel K Holiday Inn Express Salinas Hotel www.hiexpress.com Hotel K Red Lobster Restaurant Restaurant www.redlobster.com K Hullaballoo Restaurant www.hullaballoorestaurant.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Fisherman’s Wharf of Monterey www.abalonettimonterey.com Restaurant K Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. www.bubbagump.com Restaurant K Twin Creeks Course www.twincreeks.com Golf K Salinas Fairways Course www.salinasgc.com Golf K Across the Prairie 831-754-5636 Entertainment K John Steinbeck Museum-Salinas www.steinbeck.org Entertainment K Century 14 Northridge Mall Cinemas www.cinemark.com Entertainment

K Kiddy Golf www.kiddygolf.com 831-663-5784 Entertainment K Monterey Bay Aquarium www.montereybayaquarium.org Entertainment K Monterey Whale Watching www.montereywhalewatching.com Entertainment

West Arkansas Classic

K Grand Slam & Baseball www.grandslamfun.com K Putt Putt & Games 479-646-3677 K Electric Cowboy www.electriccowboy.com K Fort Smith Museum of History www.fortsmithmuseum.com K Choctaw Casino-Pocola www.choctawcasinos.com

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Entertainment Fort Smith, Arkansas Harper Stadium www.fortsmith.org Produced by Denny and Lynn Flynn 479-965-6800 Alabama Championships July 29-31, 2011 Montgomery, Alabama Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info W.O. Crawford / Garrett Coliseum K Comfort Inn www.garrett.alabama.gov 479-484-0227 Hotel www.visitingmontgomery.com K Hampton Inn Ft. Smith Produced by www.hamptoninn.com Hotel Ed Allen 256/825-8171, 256/749-0541 K Outback Steakhouse USTRC www.ustrc.com www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Olive Garden Italian Restaurant K Town Place Suites by Marriott www.olivegarden.com Restaurant 334-396-5505 Hotel K Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon K Quality Inn & Suites Convention Center www.lonestarsteakhouse.com Restaurant www.qualityinn.com Hotel K Logan’s Roadhouse K Outback Steakhouse www.logansroadhouse.com Restaurant www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Lin’s Garden Chinese Restaurant K Olive Garden Italian Restaurant IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D 479-484-5090 CR VSA Restaurant www.olivegarden.com Restaurant K Links At Fort Smith K Texas Roadhouse www.texasroadhouse.com Restaurant 479-648-9691 Golf K Longhorn Steakhouse K Fort Smith Country Club www.longhornsteakhouse.com Restaurant www.fortsmith.com Golf July 29-31, 2011 Kay Rodgers Park

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K Bogies Bar & Grill www.riverrungolfcourse.com Restaurant K Montgomery Country Club Golf www.montgomerycountryclub.com K River Run Public Course www.riverrungolfcourse.com Golf K Hank Williams Museum www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.com Entertainment K Troy University - Rosa Parks Museum montgomery.troy.edu Entertainment K City of Montgomery - Old Alabama Town www.oldalabamatown.com Entertainment K Deja Vu Billiards www.dejavubilliards.com Entertainment

Turquoise Championships July 29-31, 2011 Red Rock State Park Produced by Red Rock Roping Company and Walt Eddy 505- 879-6191 USTRC – www.ustrc.com 254-968-0002 Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Best Western Red Rock Inn 505-722-7600 Hotel K La Quinta Inn and Suites 505-722-2233 Hotel K Quality Inn 505-726-1000 Hotel K Best Western / Royal Holiday 505-722-4900 Hotel K Best Western Inn and Suites 505-722-2222 Hotel

K Earl’s Restaurant www.foodandwine.com Restaurant K Golden Corral Restaurant www.goldencorral.com K New Mexico Steakhouse www.aznmfishsoup.org Restaurant K Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill www.applebees.com Restaurant K Gallup Municipal Course www.ci.gallup.nm.us Golf K Zuni Mountain Course 505-287-9239 Golf K Gallup City Government-Rex Museum www.ci.gallup.nm.us Entertainment K Aztec Twin Theatre www.allentheatresinc.com Entertainment K Southwest Indian Foundation www.southwestindian.com Entertainment

South Dakota Championships July 29-31, 2011 Rapid City, South Dakota Central States Fairgrounds Expo Center www.visitrapidcity.com Produced by Jeff Smith 620-921-5903 USTRC www.ustrc.com Great Eats, Entertainment and Visitor Info K Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza Hotel www.holidayinn.com Hotel K Radisson Hotel-Rapid City-Mt. Rushmore www.radissonrapidcity.com Hotel K Howard Johnson Rapid City www.hojo.com Hotel

K Firehouse Brewing Co. www.firehousebrewing.com Restaurant K Red Lobster Restaurants www.redlobster.com Restaurant K Outback Steakhouse www.outbacksteakhouse.com Restaurant K Shooters Steakhouse & Sports www.shooterssteakhouse Restaurant K City of Rapid City Courses, Meadowbrook www.rcgov.org Golf K Rapid City Elks Course Golf www.visitrapidcity.com K Mount Rushmore National Memorial www.nps.gov Entertainment K Cheers Sports Bar & Casino www.grandgatewayhotel.com Entertainment K Rushmore Waterslide Park www.rushmorewaterslide.com Entertainment K Sioux Indian Museum Office www.journeymuseum.org Entertainment K Saloon No. 10 www.saloon10.com Entertainment K Cosmos of the Blackhills www.cosmosmysteryarea.com Entertainment

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

JUNE 25-26, 2011 80% CK PAYBA

ZERMENO’S, INC.

Junior Looper Dummy Roping Saturday at Noon at the Pool Prizes in each age group 6 & under, 7-9, 10-12

70% PAYBA CK

SATURDAY JUNE 25

SUNDAY JUNE 26

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

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

#15 5-head #13 #12 #11

#10 capped at an Elite #6 4-head for $50/roper Enter 5 times

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capped at an Elite #5 $50/roper Pick or Draw any combination, maximum of 5 entries. #8 capped at a #4 - Same format

4-head for $100/roper Enter 3 times

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

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

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Finals October 7-9

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Barton Arena Productions By Invitation only to all ropers who can beg or borrow a horse and a rope!

July 4, 2011

July 23, 2011

Checotah Round Up Club Checotah, OK

Lightning C Arena McAlester, OK

Covered Arenas Maynard Buckles to Average Winners in Each Roping 70% PAYOUT!

#12 No cap - $40/roper or $80/team #11 No cap - $40/roper or $80/team #10 Capped at Elite #6 - $40/roper or $80/team #9 Capped at Elite #5 - Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $100/roper Enter 5 times maximum in #12, #11, & #10 – Enter 2 times maximum in #9 All ropings are 4-head, progressive on one. Cattle set aside just for the BBI Team Ropings – NOT the weekly jackpot cattle Top 20 teams will make the short round. Flagger flags on the HEELER – Header is not required to face Books open 9:00 a.m. Rope 10:00 a.m. TRIAD Numbers Only Your most recent card needs to be shown to collect winnings unless your number is previously approved. Barton Arena Productions reserves the right to reclassify. No Checks - CASH ONLY PLEASE - No Charges Bart Barton-Producer 918/616-9269 — Family owned and run. Email: letsrope@crosstel.net Not responsible for accidents. Look for us & “LIKE” us on Facebook! “Barton Arena Productions” DIRECTIONS to Checotah Round Up Club: 2 miles east of Checotah on Hwy 266. From I-40 take Texanna Road exit and turn north. At stop sign turn left/west onto Hwy 266 and go 2 miles. Arena is on the left. DIRECTIONS to Lightning C Arena: 8 miles east of McAlester, OK on Hwy 270 (watch for signs) Stalls and RV Hookups 918/297-0101 SPONSORS: Maynard Buckles, Master Saddles & Barton Arena Productions. 146 / JUNE 2011


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Bull Creek Cowboy Church Arena Hwy. 69 S. • Lone Oak, Texas Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saddle to Highest Placing Youth Roper (13 & under) H Lots of Great Prizes

Guided Fishing Trip to Average Winners (Plus One Guest Each)

H Saddle to High Point Roper

#12 Handicap 4 for $35/roper • 70% Payback Books open 9 a.m., close at end of 1st round • Rope 10 a.m. #10 & below - 4 sec. off • #11 - 2 sec. off

Dummy Roping and Barbeque TRIAD numbers only

Sponsors

Little D’s Guide Service • S & P Welding Chigger Ridge Beef Masters For more information: Charlie Brookins - producer - 214.668.2673 Josh Hitchcock - arena director - 903.450.3755 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 147


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Memorial Team Roping Saturday July 2 Sunday July 3

#13 #12 #11

capped at Elite #6

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

#11 - both ends over 40 capped at Elite #6

#10

capped at Elite #6

#9

capped at Elite #5

$150/roper • Bring 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 • 3-head • Enter 3x Short Round will run fast back

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

Over 900 teams in 2010

Doug Johnson 432.352.4288 • Bob Stewart 432.661.8074 • Marcos Bustamante 432.894.5759 Roy Shirley 432.634.2136 • Bruce Wortham 432.664.7332 • Neil Payne 432.664.0439 Curt Locklar 432.631.4582 • Justin Johnson 432.557.3016 148 / JUNE 2011


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11th Annual

Webb Memorial Roping

All ropings 4-head, progressive on 1 • All USTRC rules and current TRIAD numbers apply • Books open 8:00 a.m. daily Saturday July 9, 2011 10 a.m.

#15/#13 Inc. $40/roper

12 noon

H Books close at 11 a.m. H

#12/#11 Inc. Pick Draw details below $150/roper

Saddles to the High Money Winner Each Day Average & Incentive Prizes Each Roping

Format for all Pick Draw Ropings • $150/roper • Enter with 1 partner, draw 4 = 5 runs • Or, enter without a partner, draw all 5 runs • Enter up to 2x • Add on after the draw is posted with someone you did not rope with for $30/roper

Sunday July 10, 2011 10 a.m.

#11/#9 Inc. Century Pick Draw details below $150/roper

Buckles to 1st-3rd in Average and 1st-2nd in Incentive 12 noon H Books close at 11 a.m. H

Super #10/#9 & #8 Inc. Pick Draw • capped at #6 details below $150/roper

Sponsors Wrangler N-S Farms Equibrand Kearney Feeds Blair Feeds

Fastback Ropes Classic Ropes Martin Saddlery Classic Equine

Info: Wayne Steinmeyer 816.392.4796 • Kelley Brammer 816.903.4611 Ike Cox 660.425.5502 • Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 Directions: I-35 to exit 93 at Bethany, MO. Go 1 mile west to intersection of US Hwy. 69. Go north 2 miles to 280th St. Go east 1/4 mile to Hickory Hill Arena. Cattle provided by C-S Cattle Co. - Jeff Smith and Ike Cox SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 149


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TRIAD numbers only

150 / JUNE 2011


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LR Productions presents V

ROPE FOR THE HORSE BARN July 16, 2011 Chris Shivers Arena • Jonesville, LA 36' X 36' Horse Barn to High Money Winner (stalls not included)

$6,000 Cash Option 3 Running P Saddles to High Money Winnners

Books open 8 a.m. Rope at 9 a.m.

(1Saddle per roper per day) in the #13, #11 & #9 $10,000 Guaranteed Cash Payout with 100 entered teams

LIVE BAND friday nigh t “ratchet”

#13 SLIDE 1 second per number • Max 2 seconds 17 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2

#11 Pick Draw capped at an Elite #7 60% payback in cash & prizes

18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 Get up 5 times and get a free run

#9 Pick Draw capped at an Elite #5

$500 Challeng e Steer in each roping

18 second cut off in 1st round $150/roper • Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 Get up 5 times and get a free run

TRIAD numbers used

egg toss s for the kid

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Concession stand Great food and drink Sponsors: Security Metal • Smokin' Ropes Monroe Welding • Big B Sales Hot Heels • X-press Mart Southern Yankee Feeds Contact: Scott Ford 318.447.8030 • 318.495.3138

cash only ns! no exceptio

Water slide for the kids


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Kevin Blackwell & Family present

Cactus Saddle & BUCKLE

BLO W O UT Henderson County Fair Park Athens, Texas • July 2, 2011 Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

#6 w/#3 cap

3 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper

Cactus Saddle to High Money Winner

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

Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash LoneStar Ropes + Cash

COWBOY CHURCH following #6 Roping

Young Guns 14 Years & Under capped at an Elite #5 • 3 head • Enter 1, Cactus Saddle to

Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper High Money Winner

Books close at the short go of the #6

#7 w/Elite #4 cap

3 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper

Cactus Saddles to Average Winners

Books close at the short go of the 14 & Under

#8

w/Elite #4 cap

3 head • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper Books close at the short go of the #7

SUPER PAY BACK #10

90% Payback in the #10

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

Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash Rope Bags + Cash Rope Bags + Cash LoneStar Ropes + Cash

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

Saddles + Cash Buckles + Cash LoneStar Ropes + Cash Cash

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

Buckles + Cash Buckles + Cash Rope Bags + Cash LoneStar Ropes + Cash

$150/roper • Enter 2x 90% Payback

Books close at the short go of the #8

www.fireitupproductions.com TRIAD numbers only • Cash only FMI: Kevin Blackwell 903/721-0303 • James T. 903/521-1511

Trailer & Parts Co.

Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

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

The official rope of Fire It Up Productions 903-322-6580 713-376-4396 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 153


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USTRC APPROVED GRASSROOTS EVENTS Presented by

Tommy Lee Livestock July 9, 2011 Churchill County Fairgrounds Fallon, Nevada

June 11, 2011 Dave Stix Arena Fernley, Nevada Guaranteed $2,000 in Flex Earnings to the 1st place Average winners and 1st place Incentive Average winners in all divisions ($1,000 per roper). Saddle to the High Money winner each day   Action Begins at 10 a.m. #13 Handicap

#10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

#12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

#9 (w/ #8 Inc.)

#12 Gold Plus

All Girl Specialty Roping

(w/ #10 Inc.)

#8

11 (w/ #10 Inc.)

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

Cattle: Tommy Lee Livestock Stalls: On site stalls are limited. Horses may be stalled at Churchill County Fairgrounds 333 Sheckler Road Fallon, NV 89406-8951 775.423.7733 Event Info: Tommy Lee 775.741.4523 Hotels: Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com. Special Rate ID# 00214570

Upcoming Events: August 25-28, 2011 NW Regional Finals • Winnemucca, NV October 22-30, 2011 • Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping • Okiahoma City, OK

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

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

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WEST TEXAS

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

CHAMPIONSHIPS

29 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Averge winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

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

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

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

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

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

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

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

Location: 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena Directions: 4722 Grape Creek Rd., San Angelo,TX 76903. From 87 N., left on FM 2105, right on Grape Creek Rd., left on 50th, arena is on the right. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Ramada Inn Limited 325.653.8442 2201 N. Bryant Blvd. Free Continental Breakfast; Ask for USTRC rate Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $120/roper. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WESTERN COLORADO CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

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

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

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

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds Directions: 2785 Highway 50, Grand Junction, CO. From I-70 westbound take exit 37 to 2nd light (32 Road). Turn left (south) to Hwy 50 and turn right (west) to fairgrounds, south side of Hwy 50. From I-70 eastbound, take exit 26 on Hwy 50 through town to fairgrounds. Producer: Rope the Rockies / Jeff Smith / Ike & Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6343 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn 970.858.1333; Quality Inn 970.245.7200 West Gate Inn 1.800.453.9253; Holiday Inn 970.243-6790 Best Western Grand River Inn & Suites 970.434.3400 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

NORTH ARKANSAS CLASSIC USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

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

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 17-19, 2011

BERRYVILLE, AR

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

Format Change

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

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

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

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

Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

IOWA

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

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

SIDNEY, IA

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

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

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

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

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

NEBRASKA

to Lincoln

IOWA

MISSOURI

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

29  to Kansas City

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

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

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

For more information visit ustrc.com

1 / MAY 2008

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

NORTH ALABAMA

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

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JUNE 18-19, 2011

RAINSVILLE, AL

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

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

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

Location: Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center Directions: 1571 McCurdy Ave. N, Rainsville, AL 35986 Producer: Ed Allen Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Ed Allen 256.825.8171 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Holiday Inn Express 256.997.1020 Ask for roping rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

LASSO

Presented by

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

DEL NORTE

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

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

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

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

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

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

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

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

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WINE COUNTRY

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

CLASSIC

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

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

PASO ROBLES, CA

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

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

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

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

Location: California Mid-State Fairgrounds Directions: 101 Hwy 46 East, exit between 13th & 24th Streets. Producer: USTRC Cattle: Rowly & Cathie Twisselman Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western Black Oak Motor Lodge 805.238.4740 1135 24th Street. Within walking distance of event. In-room coffee and refrigerator. Ask for USTRC Roper Rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

RED DESERT

PRIZES

CLASSIC

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

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

ROCK SPRINGS, WY

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

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

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

4 CASH ONLY

Open (Pick/Draw) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

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

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

OKLAHOMA

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

31 Trophy Gist Buckles

8 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

• 2nd place Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 1-3, 2011

GUTHRIE, OK

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

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

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

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

2 CASH ONLY

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

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

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Lazy E Arena Directions: Rt. 5, Box 393, Guthrie, OK 73044. On I-35, 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, OK. Exit #151 (Seward Rd.), east approximately 4.5 miles. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Sleep Inn - Guthrie 405.260.1400, 414 Heather Road. Ask for USTRC (Lazy E) Group Rate. Best Western Territorial Inn 405.282.8831, 23 Territorial Trail.

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $120/roper. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

NEBRASKA

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

10 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 15-17, 2011

BROKEN BOW, NE

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

SATURDAY, JULY 16 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JULY 17 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 with #8 Inc. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive.Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/ Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

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

Location: Custer County Fairgrounds Directions: Intersection East of Hwy. 2 & Hwy. 92, east edge of Broken Bow, NE Producer: Jeff Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Gateway Motel 308.872.2478 Bosselmans Motel 308.872.6842 Americas Best Value Inn 308.872.6428 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

UTAH

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 15-17, 2011 FRIDAY, JULY 15 1 p.m. Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap

FARMINGTON, UT

SATURDAY, JULY 16 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JULY 17 9 a.m. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

SPONSORED BY

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

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

FORMAT

Location: Davis County Legacy Center, Farmington, UT Directions: 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, UT Producer: C & C Roping Productions Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Bill Cornia 435.793.5035 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn 801.544.5577 Mention “Legacy Center” for special rates

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer, Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only..

For more information visit ustrc.com

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

COLORADO

PRIZES 12 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

• Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 22-24, 2011 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JULY 22 Open Pick/ Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JULY 23 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JULY 24 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/ #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive.Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/ Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Penrose Stadium Outdoor Arena Directions: 1045 West Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Take I-25 to exit 141. Turn west to first light (8th Street), turn south on 8th, go 4 blocks, turn west on Rio Grande. Can’t miss the arena. Producer: Jeff Smith and Ike and Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6087 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: America's Best Value Inn 719.532.1010 Quality Suites 719.471.8681 Clarion 719.471.8680

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

SALINAS

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 29-31, 2011 FRIDAY, JULY 29 1 p.m. Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JULY 30 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SALINAS, CA SUNDAY, JULY 31 9 a.m. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 (w/#8 Inc.) 3 Steer Avverage Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper. Enter 2 times for a maximum of 4 runs. #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Salinas Sports Complex, Salinas, CA Directions: 1034 N. Main St., Salinas, CA Producer: USTRC Cattle: Rowly & Cathie Twisselman Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Laurel Inn 801 W. Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA 93906 831.449.2474 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

ALABAMA

PRIZES 4 Trophy Martin Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS

• High Money #7 & over roper • High Money #6 roper • High Money #5 roper • High Money #4 & below roper Specialty ropings excluded

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

35 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 29-31, 2011 FRIDAY, JULY 29 10 a.m. Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

MONTGOMERY, AL

SATURDAY, JULY 30 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JULY 31 9 a.m. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

SPONSORED BY

4 CASH ONLY

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

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

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

FORMAT

Location: WO Crawford/Garret Coliseum Directions: 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL. (231 North at Weumpka exit, go 4 miles west and arena is on the right.) Producer: Ed Allen Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Ed Allen 256.825.8171 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Red Roof Inn 334.270.0007

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

TURQUOISE

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 29-31, 2011

GALLUP, NM

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JULY 29 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JULY 30 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JULY 31 Classic Equine All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper, enter 2X #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

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

2 CASH ONLY

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

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Location: Red Rock State Park, NM 566, Gallup, NM 87301 Directions: From I-40 east, take Exit 33, go 4.5 miles west on frontage road, follow signs to Red Rock State Park. Producer: Red Rock Roping Productions / Walt Eddy Cattle: Reed & Keith Flake Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Walt Eddy 505.879.6181 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: El Rancho 505.863.9311 Comfort Inn & Suites 505.863.3445 La Quinta 505.722.2233

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WEST ARKANSAS CLASSIC

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

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 29-31, 2011

FORT SMITH, AR

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JULY 29 Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JULY 30 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JULY 31 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Harper Stadium / Kay Rodgers Park Directions: 4317 North 50th Street, Ft. Smith, AR 72901. From I-40 take 540 south. Take Kelly Highway. Exit west to 50th Street, go right approximately 1 mile. Arena is on the left. Producer: Denny & Lynn Flynn Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Denny Flynn 479.965.6800 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western Fort Smith Inn & Suites. 6500 Rogers Ave. 479.434.5400 Located on Rogers Ave. just off I-540. Free deluxe hot breakfast, in-room microwaves & frig., 32" LCD HD TV, wireless internet, gourmet Keurig coffee makers. Rate $87.99 for standard room, ask for roper’s discount. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

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

Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

For more information visit ustrc.com

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

SOUTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

PRIZES 33 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average winners of the All Girl • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JULY 29-31, 2011

RAPID CITY, SD

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JULY 29 Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JULY 30 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, JULY 31 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/#9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11:00 a.m.)

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

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

Location: Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, SD Directions: 800 San Francisco St., Rapid City, SD Producer: Rope the Rockies / Jeff Smith / Ike & Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6343 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Fair Value Inn 605.342.8118 Microtel Inn & Suites 605.348.2523 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

DALLY FOR

PRIZES

DINOSAURS

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

AUGUST 5-7, 2011 FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 1 PM Open Pick/Draw (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 9 AM Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

VERNAL, UT SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 9 AM All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

Location: Western Fair Park Directions: 302 East 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078 Producer: C & C Roping Productions Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Bill Cornia 435.793.5035 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Western Plaza 435.789.9550 Western Lamplighter 435.789.0312 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

ON-SITE ENTRY #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer, Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only..

For more information visit ustrc.com

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

MOUNTAINEER

PRIZES 35 Trophy Gist Buckles

CLASSIC

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

11 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event 29 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Earnings Awards US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Location: 4-T Arena Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect Directions: 4-T Arena, Corbin Branch Road, Bridgeport, WV (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

AUGUST 6-7, 2011

BRIDGEPORT, WV

Producer: JX2 Productions - John Johnson / Larry Tucker Stalls: Limited stalls - call for reservations. No RV hookups. First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: John Johnson 423.340.0640, Larry Tucker 304.641.1681 or USTRC office 254.968.0002

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 #15 Handicap (w/ #10 Inc.) #13 Handicap Century Bonus included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.) #11 (w/ #10 Inc.)

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 (w/ #9 Inc.) #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

4 CASH ONLY

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

Current Coggins and Health Papers Are Mandatory! They Will Be Checked.

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

SPONSORED BY

FORMAT

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

ISLAND

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

• High Money Winner of the weekend, #6 and above and Elite #5 and below (Specialty ropings excluded)

2 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than

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

24 National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards 16 Regional / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards Flex Earnings Awards 6 Gold Plus National / $6,000 USTRC Flex • Minimum of $212,000 at this event Earnings Awards With Membership Purchase US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

AUGUST 12-14, 2011

KAMUELA, HI

#15 Handicap Warm Up Roping, Thursday, August 11 Books open 2 p.m. • Rope 3 p.m. 5 steer progressive after 1 • $150/roper, Enter 4X

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Z Bar Ranch at Hale Kea Arena Directions: 65 1410 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii, Arena located right at the 58 mile marker. Producer: Zanga Schutte / Z Bar Ranch Cattle: Z Bar Ranch Event info: Zanga Schutte 808.960.7772 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Kamuela Inn 808.887.6144 Waimea Country Lodge 808.885.4100 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins May Be Requested

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

2011 ISLAND FINALE SPECIAL NFTR QUALIFIER Guaranteed 2011 National Flex Earnings of $6,000 to teams placing • 1st-3rd place Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • 1st-3rd place Average winners and Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st-5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw

FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National / $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Awards. Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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2011 Formats Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2011 Format 1 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

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

Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non-Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) $150 per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average –$6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

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

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

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

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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

#12, #11, #10 and #9

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

Option 1

2011 Format 2 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

$100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5-head average with the Incentive determined on 4-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

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

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Option 2

#15, #13

$120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

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

Option 1

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

2011 Format 3 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

Option 1

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

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

(Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw)

Option 1

$200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each

$180 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex

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

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

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2011 Format 4 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

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

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 5head average with the Incentive determined on 4 head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Enter 3 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonIncentive (Maximum of 3 Entries) $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head


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#10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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

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

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) (Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

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

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners Excluding the Open Division Ropers Classified as “Elite” may not rope together unless they give up a division. For Example an Elite #5 partnered with an Elite #6 may rope in the #12 Division, but not in the #11 Division

2011 Format 5 The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

#12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

Option 1

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

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

(Elite #4 Ropers are not eligible to enter this Roping) (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) Top 30 Qualified teams to short round. #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

Open with #15 Incentive

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

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

Option 2 $120 per roper 3-head average No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Draw-In Option (For all Formats) Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonNeed a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Pick or Draw any combination of partners. #10 Incentive Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions Progressive after 1 (#15 - #9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average

#13 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 (with #11 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 (with #10 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler #10 (with #9 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler # 9 (with #8 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #3 Heeler #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler #8 is already a Pick/Draw Format Ropers who choose the Draw-In Option will pay their side of the entry fee, which is determined by the format of the event

Draw partners may choose one of three options Option 1 – Pay for the extra run and be eligible for all prize money, prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 2 – Choose not to pay for the extra run and be eligible for only ½ of the prize money up to $1,000 and forfeit any prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 3 – Decline the extra run

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

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

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

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

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

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Next Season

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

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

-

20 points 18 points 16 points 14 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 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. • Roper US Open: 6-head; 5 full rounds; Top 20 teams qualify to the short round.

US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

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

-

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

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

-

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

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

Jr. Looper Answers 6 West Texas Championships 8 Red Rock Classic 11 North Arkansas Classic 2 Indiana Championships

WORD SCRAMBLE 1. 2. 3. 4.

mane muzzle tail hoof

5. 6. 7. 8.

withers flank hock croup

3 Wine Country Classic 7 West of the Ozarks 5 Florida Championships 10 North Alabama Championships 4 Red Desert Classic 9 Iowa Championships 12 Western Colorado Championships 1 Lasso Del Norte

Number Scramble 6

ROPER MATH

135 x $100 = $13,500 :3 = $4,500

(total teams)

$13,500 - $4,500 = $9,000

(total cash)

3

9

4

16

0

1

9

10

1

3

1

5

(total entry per team) (tatal cash) (1/3 stock charge) (stock charge)

(stock charge) (total payout)

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4 13 14

5

Find out where all the Roping Events are in your area

events

USTRC JR. LOOPER EVENT LOCATOR

SEE pages

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A K Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .101 Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 American Quarter Horse Association . .119 Kruse Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 L B L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . .4 LCI Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Bart Barton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 LRV Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Big Ticket Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Lil' Blue Heeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Lone Star Cowboy Church . . . . . . . . .144 Brazos County Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 121 Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 M Brooks Maberry, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 M & R Roping Productions . . . . . . . . .124 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino . . . . . . . . .15 C Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Cactus Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Mathews Land & Cattle . . .138, 139, 140 Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .123 Circle T Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . .29, 67, 187 N Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65, 111 National Horsemen's Association . . . . .124 Clovis Livestock Auction . . . . . . . . . . . .39 National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . .19, 125 National Team Roping League . . .126-129 Computer Software for Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 O Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .112 Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Crossfire Roping Productions . . . .137, 150 D D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Dally Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185 Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Double C Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .151

P Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Roger Peters Livestock Insurers, Inc. . .124 Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124, 136 Preifert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . .109

Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment . . . . .103 Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Texas Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . .123 The Corrector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . .43 Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . .131 Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Triangle Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . .141, 142-143 U Used Trailers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 USTRC - Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 USTRC - Grassroots Tommy Lee Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . .158 USTRC Entry Forms: Eastern Regionals Prelim. . . . . . . . . .52 Eastern Regionals S/O. . . . . . . . . . . .53 Southwest Regionals Prelim. . . . . . . .58 Southwest Regionals S/O. . . . . . . . . .59 USTRC - Events: Alabama Championships . . . . . . . . .174 Colorado Championships . . . . . . . . .172CR Dally For Dinosaurs . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Iowa Championships . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Island Championships . . . . . . . . . . .180 Lasso Del Norte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Mountaineer Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Nebraska Championships . . . . . . . .169 North Alabama Championships . . . .163

North Arkansas Classic . . . . . . . . . .161 Oklahoma Championships . . . . . . . .168 Red Desert Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Salinas Championships . . . . . . . . . .173 South Dakota Championships . . . . .177 Turquoise Championships . . . . . . . . .175 Utah Championships . . . . . . . . . . . .170 West Ark Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 West Texas Championships . . . . . . . .159 Western Colorado Championships . . .160 Wine Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . . .165 USTRC - Formats 2011 . . . . . . . .181-184 USTRC - Membership Application . .48-49 USTRC - Regional Finals Eastern Regional Finals . . . . . . . .50-51 Lonestar Regional Finals . . . . . . .54-55 Southwest Regional Finals . . . . . .56-57 USTRC - Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 USTRC - Tour de Moolah . . . . . . . . . . . .41 USTRC - You Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 V Viking Roping CattleINCo. . . . . . .PROOF . . . . .123 VSA HOUSE W Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .117 Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Q E Equibrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72, 113, 121 Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Equibrand/Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 R Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .79, 99 F FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . .110 Fightin 7 Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . .133, 153 Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Rockin' G Cattle Company . . . . . . . . .132 Forty Plus Team Roping Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3 Four Quarter Circle, LLC . . . . . . . . . . .107 Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Rope Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Rope The Rockies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 G Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .123 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .25 Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .124 Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 H Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Heritage Performance Gloves . . . . . . .188 S Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 77 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Buddy Hunter Dally Wraps . . . . . . . . .114 S & S Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Sears Home Improvement . . . . . . . . . .73 Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 I Intervet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Spalding Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 J Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 JX2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 JZS Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 T Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 3 H Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148

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