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8-HEADER August 25-26, 2012 Brazos County Expo • Bryan, Texas SCHEDULE

Saturday - Arena 1 Rounds 1 - 4 9:00 a.m. 00 & 00-S ropings Start with 1st round of 00, then 1st round of 00-S and continue back and forth.

Saturday - Arena 2 Rounds 1 - 4 9:00 a.m. EE & #1 ropings Start with 1st round of EE, then 1st round of #1 and continue back and forth.

#2 roping will not start before 3 p.m. and will take place in the arena that finishes first.

Sunday - Arena 1 Rounds 5 - 8 8:00 a.m. 00 & 00-S ropings

Sunday - Arena 2 Rounds 5 - 8 8:00 a.m. EE & #1 ropings

Same Format as Saturday #2 roping will not start before 2 p.m.

EE, 00, 00-S, #1 & #2 ARE 8 HEAD FOR $400 2 Arenas With All 4 Ropings Running At Same Time Top 4 In The Average will receive Showdown positions Buckles to the Average winners Attention: No Call-in • Cards will be 1/2 price

SPECIAL TEAM JACKPOT • Team consists of one roper from each of the 4 divisions EE, 00, 00-S, and #1. The #2 ropers will not be eligible for this Jackpot. Ropers may enter with more than one team. • Winning is determined by total money won. • $40 fees per team/ 100% jackpotted. • 1 member of team must pay up whole team before 1st roping starts. (Either arena) • This jackpot is open to general public and to ropers. You do not have to be entered in the roping. First come, first served. Optional $100 side pot - 100% jackpotted • Money will be split 5 ways. 20% to fastest times of the first day. Number of place will be determined by number of places paid in the Average. 20% to fastest times of the second day. Same requirements. 20% to the average of the first day. Number of places paid will be determined by the number of places paid in the Average. 20% to the average of the second day. Same requirements. 20% to the total average of the entire roping. Number of places paid will be determined by the number of ropers entered in side pot. Plenty of stalls and 78 hook-ups available. All horses staying overnight must have a stall. For reservations call 979-823-3976. GPS Directions: 5827 Leonard Rd., Bryan, TX • Facilities must be vacated at completion of roping on Sunday.

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Maass’ Gold-Buckle Bid Takes on More Luster in Casper Justin Maass’ year hasn’t gone at all like he planned. And he’s fine with that. The Giddings, Texas, tie-down roper thought he was going to be cutting back on his competitive schedule in 2012 and by this time would be opening a roadside restaurant with family and friends. Instead he’s in the midst of the best season of his 17-year PRCA career, one that has him – after a big win at the July 10-14 Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo – looking more and more like a threat to unseat Tuf Cooper as world champion. “It’s going to be a little bit foreign to me (going to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as a favorite)

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00 Gage Williamson Charles Johnston

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and I hope I respond to it,” Maas told the Casper Star-Tribune. “In the past I’ve gone out there with the attitude that I was going to catch 10 calves, and then I get caught up in trying to tie them in seven (seconds) like everybody else. Then I make a mistake and I get out of the Average. “This year I’m going to go out there with the full intention of catching 10 (calves) and getting 10 times. And if it’s good enough, it’s good enough. If it’s not, I’ll know I put my best effort into it.” Maass has led the world standings since winning major winter rodeos in Denver and San Antonio and he upped his margin over second-place Hunter Herrin to more than $18,000 this weekend with his $8,821 payday in this Wrangler Million Dollar Silver Tour event presented by Justin Boots, plus another $1,321 at the Sheridan, WY Rodeo.

Each month, Loops will print a list of ropers who have won Showdown positions in the past month. This report reflects the ropers who have won a Showdown position so far in 2012. For a complete listing of all Showdown positions, please go to www.uscra.com. Find the USCRA Season Showdown Positions at www.uscra.com. You can also find event information, event schedule, entry information, results and much more. Login Today!

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At the Central Wyoming Fair Outdoor Arena, Maass was second in each of the first two rounds and tied for second with Herrin in the finals to finish with a three-head time of 25.9 seconds. It gave him a winning margin of 1.1 seconds over Cody Ohl. “I didn’t plan on this,” Maass said. “I wish I could explain it. I had full intention of shortening my circle up and staying close to home this year.” He made a bid for some land on the road between Austin and Houston, figuring it was a good location for travelers to stop off for a buffet-style lunch or a steak dinner. “I didn’t get (the land); that’s the only reason I’m out here rodeoing,” Maass said. “If I would have bought that land I might not have even entered Denver and it would be a whole different story. “I’ve just been a battler my whole career, so it’s a real blessing to do what I’ve been able to do so far this year. Somebody’s looking after me, I guess.” 867.2 &&66 827*5 *55.2 35; 303132 8+ 334*5 -&2* &2(-*; 386732 8773 0.+ 334*5 327; *:.6 3); -0 5*) #-.7+.*0) 36- **/ *5*1.&- **/ )&1 5&; -&2* 0&(/ 5&)0*; ;281 0&.5 85/ -&2/ ):&5)6 3,&2 3+*5 *55&) 3+67*77*5 0.27 3'.2632 3'*576 (* 032* 5*27 5*&,*5 ;632 85+*; ;&2 &55*77 &77 -.3<&:& 0.27 334*5 &/* &2281 7*50.2, 1.7;0* 1.7&/* 5&77 5*935 5&<.0* &7* &0):.2 36*4- &56326 &5*) *14/*5 867.2 &(-& .0*; 58.77 .(-&*0 7*53 366 *&60*; .1&5532 3&5)1&2 &2)32 ( 0&8,-*57; *7- -.0)*56 -*2 .(-&5) 3); ( &572*; 5;632 *(-5.67 -5.6 *&0 857.6 &66.); ./* 3-2632 3); :*26 &2)&00 &50.60*

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Champions Crowned At Youth Rodeo IFYR

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ore than 800 cowboys and cowgirls ran through the gates at the 20th Annual International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Oklahoma, but only a handful filled their dreams of gold buckles and paychecks. Two rookies on their first trip to the IFYR won titles, and three champions from 2011 repeated their feats again this year. For many of the champions, their success came with hard work and tears as they realized their practice paid off. The 20th Annual IFYR paid out over $200,000 in money and prizes, and Bloomer Trailers awarded a oneyear lease for a trailer to the winning boys All-Around and girls All-Around champions. Winning the trailer were boys All-Around, champion – Garrett Smith from Rexburg, Idaho and the girls All-Around and goat tying champion – Mia Manzanares from Opelousas, Louisiana. The breakaway roping championship went home with Samantha Little from Hackberry, Louisiana. This was a repeat win for Little who finished with a average of 7.2 seconds on three runs to claim the title for the second year in a row. She felt more pressure this year, than last year, “I came back in fifth (place) last year, and didn’t expect to win at all,” she said. This year, she entered the short go-round in first place, “So the pressure was on. I was

IFYR Champion Tie-Down Roping Winner, Catfish Brown from Collinsville, Texas 6 • AUGUST 2012

really nervous, and hadn’t eaten all day.” Little, the daughter of Tim and Angie Little, loves softball as much as she loves rodeo, and after her 2013 graduation from Hackberry High School, will either play college softball or compete in collegiate rodeo. A big up and comer in the world of tie-down roping, Catfish Brown from Collinsville, Texas earned the 2012 IFYR tie-down roping championship. The 18 year old cowboy, son of Jerry and Cindy Brown, turned in a time of 26.2 seconds on three head and attributed his success to “lots of practice, and focus.” The six-day IFYR is a different setup than most rodeos, so Catfish’s strategy was different. “You don’t get to go home and practice, so you just have to be mentally ready.” He will attend Vernon (Texas) College this fall on a rodeo scholarship and in addition to the calf roping, he’ll also compete in the steer wrestling and team roping. Team ropers Trevor Kirchenschlager from Yuma, Colorado and Austin Crist from Rocky Ford, Colorado paired up to win second place in the first and short go-rounds, and ninth place in the second round, to earn their gold buckles. Trevor is following in his brother’s footsteps. Older brother Tate won

the IFYR team roping titles in 20092011. “My plan is to keep the family tradition alive,” he said. As a freshman, he has three more years to compete at the IFYR. “I just want to keep the Kirchenschlager name in there for seven years.” Austin, who heads for Trevor, will be a junior this fall. The two have roped together for three years, and compete as partners in the Kansas High School Rodeo Association. They often spend a week at each other’s houses, giving them a chance to practice together. Trevor is the son of Roger and Tammy Kirchenschlager. Austin’s parents are Justin and Kendra Crist. The 20th annual edition of the IFYR, which ran July 10-13, 2012, featured 857 youth cowboys and cowgirls from 29 states. Each timed event winner was awarded a Twister saddle, and roughstock winners received a custom-made pair of chaps, a duffle bag, and gear. All winners were given a Gist buckle. International Finals Youth Rodeo – IFYR Tie-Down Roping

1. Marty Yates, Stephenville, TX; Round 1 - 18.0, $1,311; Round 2 - 2.9, $1,311; Total on 2 - 17.9 1. Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, OK; Round 1 - 8.8, $798; Round 2 - 9.1, $541; Total on 2 - 17.9 3. Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, OK; Round 1 - 9.2; Round 2 - 9.1, $541; Total on 2 - 18.3 4. Catfish Brown, Collinsville, TX; Round 1 - 9.5; Round 2 - 9.2, $133; Total on 2 - 18.7 5. Tyson Arledge, Milano, TX; Round 1 - 8.4, $1,140; Round 2 - 10.4; Total on 2 - 18.8 6. Quinton Inman, Ketchum, OK; Round 1 - 10.3 Round 2 - 8.7, $1,140; Total on 2 - 19.0 7/8. Bradford Loeffler, Alice, TX; Round 1 - 10.6 Round 2 - 5. 1, $1,311; Total on 2 - 19.1 7/8. Riley Grisham, Kiln, MS; Round 1 - 9.1, $199; Round 2 - 10.0; Total on 2 - 19.1 9. Reno Gonzales, Magnolia, TX; Round 1 8.7, $969; Round 2 - 10.8; Total on 2 19.5 10. Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, MS; Round 1 - 9.7; Round 2 - 10.0; Total on 2 - 19.7 11. Wayne “Chance”Taylor, Big Prings, TX; Round 1 - 9.3; Round 2 - 10.5; Total on 2 - 19.8 12/13. Reid Weber, Waukomis, OK; Round 1 - 10.2; Round 2 - 10.0; Total on 2 - 20.2 12/13. Kade Aucoin, Livingston, LA; Round 1 - 9.3; Round 2 - 10.9; Total on 2 - 20.2 14. 717. Keaton Denio, Cameron, TX; Round 1 - 11.0; Round 2 - 9.8; Total on 2 - 20.8 15/16. Brandon Jarreau, St Francisville, LA; Round 1 - 9.2; Round 2 - 11.9; Total on 2 IFYR Champion Breakaway Winner, - 21.1 15/16. Colt Matthews, Lakeland, FL; Round Samantha Little from Hackberry, Louisiana.


on 2 - 6.2 14/17. Lanie Courville, Kinder, LA; Round 1 - 2.7; Round 2 - 3.5; Total on 2 - 6.2 Short Go 1. Kendra Chinn, Bartlesville, OK 2.1, $1,391; 2/3. Samantha Chick, Salado, TX, 2.4, $1,119; 2/3. Samantha Little, Hackberry, LA, 2.4, $1,119; 4. Lanie Courville, Kinder, LA, 2.5, $846; 5/6. Sierra Motley, Van Alstyne, TX, 3.0, $574; 5/6. Cati Stanko, Gordon, NE, 3.0, $574; 7. Mackenzie Wickett, Muldrow, OK, 3.3, $302; 8. Celie Vick, Byers, CO, 4.1, $120; 9. Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, LA, 12.2; 10. Kassidy Pruett, Cedar Lane, TX, 12.3; 11/12. Taylor Engesser, Spearfish, SD, 12.4; 11/12. Kelsey Bay Kennemer, ANDERSON, AL, 12.4; 13. Marilyn Melvin, Paradise, TX, 12.8; 14-17. Kelsey Graf, Vernon, TX, N/T; 14-17. Mikayla Harrison, Elk City, OK, N/T; 14-17. Whitney Hall, Comanche, OK, N/T; 14-17. Lauren Bane, Caldwell, TX, N/T Team Roping Average on Two 1. Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, MS / Riley Grisham, Kiln, MS; Round 1 - 6.7; Round 2 - 6.8, $341; Total on 2 - 13.5 2. Trevor Kirchenschlager, Yuma, CO / Austin Crist, Rocky Ford, CO; Round 1 5.8, $1,048; Round 2 - 7.9, $1,048; Total on 2 - 13.7 3. Trevor Schnaufer, Pueblo, CO / Trey Yates, Pueblo, CO; Round 1 - 7.7; Round 2 - 6.9; Total on 2 - 14.6 4. Pecos Wooten, Breckenridge, TX / Blair Vick, Breckenridge, TX; Round 1 - 7.0; Round 2 - 9.6; Total on 2 - 16.6 5. Hunter Munsell, Woodward, OK / Brady Norman, Springer, OK; Round 1 6.3, $438; Round 2 - 10.7; Total on 2 17.0 6. Zane Murphy, Tolar, TX / Noel Tyree, Ada, OK; Round 1 - 7.9; Round 2 - 9.6; Total on 2 - 17.5 7. Brody Braden, Horatio, AR / Tyler Strickland, Dekalb, TX; Round 1 - 8.5; Round 2 - 9.3; Total on 2 - 17.8 8. Dalton Titsworth, Ivanhoe, TX / Hunter Titsworth, Telephone, TX; Round 1 12.2; Round 2 - 5.8, $1,170; Total on 2 - 18.0 9. Josh Fish, Moriarty, NM / Cade Passig, Capitan, NM; Round 1 - 11.4; Round 2 - 6.8, $341; Total on 2 - 18.2 10. Aaron Macy, Post, TX / Brent Ivy, Amarillo, TX; Round 1 - 6.4, $121; Round 2 - 12.5; Total on 2 - 18.9 11. Colton Mize, Springer, OK / Matt Jones, Forney, TX; Round 1 - 6.7; Round 2 - 13.0; Total on 2 - 19.7 12. Dallas Kiker, Red River, NM / Brandon Muniz, Santa Rosa, NM; Round 1 - 9.7; Round 2 - 10.8; Total on 2 20.5 13. Curtis Culligan, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Red River, NM / Brandon Muniz, Santa / Cody Conroy, Lake Wales, FL; Round 1 Rosa, NM, 25.2 ; 8. Colton Mize, - 12.3; Round 2 - 8.3; Total on 2 - 20.6 Springer, OK / Matt Jones, Forney, TX, 14. Jake Dudley, Antlers, OK / Bradley 25.6; 9. Josh Fish, Moriarty, NM / Cade Johnson, Fox, OK; Round 1 - 12.1; Passig, Capitan, NM, 30.0; 10-15. Aaron Round 2 - 8.7; Total on 2 - 20.8 Macy, Post, TX / Brent Ivy, Amarillo, TX, 15. Clint Crane, Wister, OK / Tanner N/T; 10-15. Jake Dudley, Antlers, OK / Ward, Wister, OK; Round 1 - 7.3; Round Bradley Johnson, Fox, OK, N/T; 10-15. 2 - 13.6; Total on 2 - 20.9 Clint Crane, Wister, OK / Tanner Ward, Short Go Wister, OK, N/T; 10-15. Zane Murphy, 1. Dalton Titsworth, Ivanhoe, TX / Hunter Tolar, TX / Noel Tyree, Ada, OK, N/T; 10Titsworth, Telephone, TX, 5.6, $1,414; 2. Trevor Kirchenschlager, Yuma CO / Austin 15. Trevor Schnaufer, Pueblo, CO / Trey Yates, Pueblo, CO, N/T; 10-15. Brody Crist, Rocky Ford, CO, 7.1, $1,170; 3. Braden, Horatio, AR / Tyler Strickland, Hunter Munsell, Woodward, OK / Brady Dekalb, TX, N/T Norman, Springer, OK, 7.3, $926, 12, 13.00; 4. Curtis Culligan, Fort 2012 International Finals Youth Rodeo Champions Lauderdale, FL Bareback riding: Mark Kreder, Collinsville, Oklahoma / Cody Conroy, Saddle bronc riding: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho Lake Wales, FL, Bull riding: Joseph McConnel, Farmington, New Mexico 7.5, $682; 5. Breakaway roping: Samantha Little, Hackberry, Louisiana Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, MS / Goat tying: Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, Louisiana Pole bending: Skylar Ragan, Pattonville, Texas Riley Grisham, Barrel racing: Kynder Starr, Catoosa, Oklahoma Kiln, MS, 8.0, $438; 6. Pecos Steer wrestling: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho Wooten, Calf roping: Catfish Brown, Collinsville, Texas Breckenridge, TX Team roping: Trevor Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colorado / Blair Vick, and Austin Crist, Rocky Ford, Colorado Breckenridge, Girls All-Around: Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, Louisiana TX, 8.4, $243; Boys All-Around: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho 7. Dallas Kiker,

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1 - 11.4; Round 2 - 9.7; Total on 2 - 21.1 Short Go 1. Catfish Brown, Collinsville, TX, 7.5, $1,311; 2. Brandon Jarreau, St Francisville, LA, 8.2, $1,140; 3. Quinton Inman, Ketchum, OK, 8.8, $969; 4/5. Tyson Arledge, Milano, TX, 9.0, $713; 4/5. Colt Matthews, Lakeland, FL, 9.0, $713; 6. Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, OK, 9.2, $456; 7. Reid Weber, Waukomis, OK, 9.3, $285; 8. Marty Yates, Stephenville, TX, 9.4, $114; 9. Bradford Loeffler, Alice, TX, 9.5; 10. Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, OK, 10.0; 11. Keaton Denio, Cameron, TX, 10.3; 12. Riley Grisham, Kiln, MS, 11.3; 13. Wayne “Chance”Taylor, Big Prings, TX, 20.5; 14/16. Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, MS, N/T; 14/16. Kade Aucoin, Livingston, LA, N/T; 14/16. Reno Gonzales, Magnolia, TX, N/T Breakaway Roping Average on Two 1. Samantha Little, Hackberry, LA; Round 1 - 2.2, $937; Round 2 - 2.6, $181; Total on 2 - 4.8 2. Marilyn Melvin, Paradise, TX; Round 1 2.3, $483; Round 2 - 2.6, $181; Total on 2 - 4.9 3. Kelsey Graf, Vernon, TX; Round 1 - 2.2, $937 Round 2 - 3.0; Total on 2 - 5.2 4/5. Sierra Motley, Van Alstyne, TX; Round 1 - 3.2 Round 2 - 2.2, $1,391; Total on 2 - 5.4 4/5. Mikayla Harrison, Elk City, OK; Round 1 - 2.5; Round 2 - 2.9; Total on 2 - 5.4 6/7. Cati Stanko, Gordon, NE; Round 1 3.3; Round 2 - 2.4, $937; Total on 2 5.7 6/7. Celie Vick, Byers, CO; Round 1 - 2.5; Round 2 - 3.2; Total on 2 - 5.7 8/11. Samantha Chick, Salado, TX; Round 1 - 2.5; Round 2 - 3.3; Total on 2 - 5.8 8/11. Kassidy Pruett, Cedar Lane, TX; Round 1 - 3.0; Round 2 - 2.8; Total on 2 - 5.8 8/11. Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, LA; Round 1 - 3.2; Round 2 - 2.6, $181; Total on 2 - 5.8 8\11. Lauren Bane, Caldwell, TX; Round 1 - 2.5 Round 2 - 3.3; Total on 2 - 5.8 12. Whitney Hall, Comanche, OK; Round 1 - 2.6 Round 2 - 3.3; Total on 2 - 5.9 13. Taylor Engesser, Spearfish, SD; Round 1 - 2.8 Round 2 - 3.2; Total on 2 - 6.0 14/17. Mackenzie Wickett, Muldrow, OK; Round 1 - 3.1; Round 2 - 3.1; Total on 2 - 6.2 14/17. Kelsey Bay Kennemer, Anderson, AL; Round 1 - 3.2; Round 2 - 3.0; Total on 2 - 6.2 14/17. Kendra Chinn, Bartlesville, OK; Round 1 - 3.0; Round 2 - 3.2; Total

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Did You Know?

2012 Membership Big Change for the “00” Division

00-S and #1 Ropers There are only two ropings left to get into the top 25 for the Challenge Roping at the 2012 Finals. Go to the website and check out the standings.

2012 Finals Check out the 2012 Finals ad and mail in your entry by August 27 to avoid a late fine and roping first.

Showdown Positions Please check the showdown positions at www.uscra.com to see if you have a position. The roping season is coming to an end. We have had to drop down in the Average at some of the ropings due to ropers already having positions.

USCRA Party Everyone is invited to the USCRA Party at Hard Eight BBQ Friday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Calf Ropers Reunion Calf Ropers Reunion Schedule is posted. Check out the Team Jackpot and the optional side pot.

One-Second Penalty In the EE and 00 roping it is only a onesecond penalty for not getting your calf up.

Check Out Our New Website! Check out our new website! Please visit www.uscra.com. Sign up for the newsletter. Also, “Like” us on Facebook!

BigRedRopingCalendar.com USCRA has listed all ropings on this website. This website also includes other association calf ropings along with independent calf ropings.

Starting at the first roping of the 2012 season in Ft. Worth, the “00” division will be split into two ropings. The top end of the “00” ropers will become “00 Select”. This is being done to create a more competitive atmosphere for the lower end of the 00 ropers. Ropers will be evaluated through the Finals and after October 10 will be able to call and check on “00” or “00 Select” status.

00 Select Challenge and #1 Challenge • Top 25 money earners of the 00 Select and the #1 ropings for the 2012 season will be invited to the Challenge roping at the Finals in September. • The Challenge roping will be two-head with short round for $200 with $2,500 added and a 100% Payback (NO MONEY COMES OUT OF THE POT) 1st place in the average will pay $2,500 and a buckle. PAYOFF AVERAGE 1st $2,500 2nd $,1800 3rd $1,350 4th $900 5th $450 GO ROUND WINNERS Winner 1st round $250 Winner 2nd round $250 • Ropers 21 or under (as of the day of the roping) are not eligible to enter the 00 Select Challenge. • Must be 00 Select card holder to be eligible for the 00 Select Challenge. • Must be a #1 card holder to compete in the #1 Challenge.

2012 Schedule August 4, 2012 Hamilton, TX August 25 - 26, 2012 Calf Ropers Reunion Bryan, TX September 14-16, 2012 USCRA Finals Stephenville, TX

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Rattler Ropes The Official Rope of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy., Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864; www.rattlerrope.com

M.A.C. Precision Calf Feeds Martin Saddlery The Official Saddle of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy. Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864; www.martinsaddlery.com 10 • AUGUST 2012

The Official Feed of the USCRA “For Maximum Performance” Made by: Mannsville Ag Center 580-371-9588 www.mannsvilleagcenter@cableone.net

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The 59th Annual Cinch Roping Fiesta presented by The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association

October 26-28, 2012 • San Angelo, Texas

Friday, October 26 Cinch Calf Roping Preliminary —10:00 a.m. Buckle to Average winner Top 5 in Average are invited to Saturday Cinch Calf Roping • First to enter, last to rope with chute run calves Ultimate Calf Roping Association # 10 and Open Girls Breakaway All Events — 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena Preliminary roping books open September 4 and close October 19 at 5:00 p.m. Entries received October 20 or later will be cash or credit card only with a late fee of $50 Enter Ultimate Calf Roping events on site prior to the start of the roping 1st Annual “Social Reunion” Featuring Zach Edwards at the Buffalo Social Club 5:30-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 27 Cowboy Collectibles Show — 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Located in the Foster Communications Coliseum & The Housley Communications Cattle Barn Ultimate Calf Roping #9 and Girls Breakaway “B” roping — 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena Ultimate Calf Roping #13 — 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena

Cinch Calf Roping Events Invitational Roping of the World’s Top Calf Ropers Match roping on 12 head between rounds 1:00 p.m. • Outdoor Fiesta Arena • Introduction of Ropers - 10:00 a.m. Wells Fargo Pavilion

Jake Hooker & The Outsiders Dance Starts at 9:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pavilion • BYOB

Sunday, October 28 Cowboy Collectibles Show — 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located in the Foster Communications Coliseum & The Housley Communications Cattle Barn Ultimate Calf Roping #11 and #12

Steer Roping & World Championship Double Mugging 1:00 p.m. Outdoor Roping Fiesta Arena • Introduction of Ropers –10:00 a.m. Wells Fargo Pavilion

Saddles to ALL Average Winners at Ultimate Calf Roping Events All Ultimate Calf Ropings are 4 head for $245 + $5 for Finals Optional $100 Side Pot H All Cinch Fiesta and Ultimate Calf Roping events are PRCA dress code H This is a tentative schedule. Cinch Fiesta Roping dates and times are firm. UC roping events may change t o accommodate additional ropers and sc hedules.

Roping tickets go on sale September 4, 2012. Call 877-727-6336 for more information. Cowboy Collectible Show 9:00 a.m. each day with free admission in the San Angelo Coliseum. For More Information please visit: www.sanangelorodeo.com and follow the links to Roping Fiesta.

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2012 USCRA NATIONAL FINALS CALF ROPING SCHEDULE USING TWO ARENA SYSTEM

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 10:00 a.m. - Arena 1 00 Semi-Finals Roping (Round 1) 00-S Semi-Finals Roping (Round 1) Round 2 of the 00 and 00-S are in Arena 2. Short rounds of both ropings are in Arena 1.

6:00 p.m. Hard 8 Pit Bar-BQ Party

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 9:00 a.m. - Arena 1 00 Showdown Finals (Round 1) 00-S Showdown Finals (Round 1) Round 2 of the 00 and 00-S are in Arena 2. Round 3 and short round of 00 and 00-S are in Arena 1

12:00 p.m. Dummy Roping at the front entrance

2:00 p.m. - Arena 1 EE Semi-Finals Roping (Round 1) #1 Semi-Finals Roping (Round 1) #2 Semi-Finals Roping (Round 1) Round 2 of the EE, #1, and #2 are in Arena 2 Short round of all three ropings are in Arena 1.

6:00 p.m. Challenge Ropings 00-S and #1 00-S Challenge roping (Round 1) Arena 1 #1 Challenge roping (Round 1) Arena 1 Round 2 of the 00-S and #1 will be in Arena 2. Short round of both ropings are in Arena 1.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16 9:00 a.m. - Arena 1 EE Showdown Finals (Round 1) #1 Showdown Finals (Round 1) #2 Showdown Finals (Round 1) Round 2 of EE, #1, and #2 are in Arena 2. Round 3 and short round of the EE, #1, and #2 are in Arena 1

ENTRIES The Semi-Finals Qualifying Roping and Showdown Finals are pre-entry events. The USCRA will be taking mail-in entries for the 2012 National Finals. Those who have qualified for the Semi-Finals and Showdown Finals will be able to mail in their entries starting in July. As a member earns a Showdown position or wants to enter the Semi-Finals by mail they may up until August 27, 2012. Any positions earned after this date will be considered as an exempt entry. Exempt entries will be taken as call-in entries on September 10-11, 2012 from 5:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. without penalty. If a roper misses the deadline to enter by mail and does not qualify as an exempt entry, a roper may also call in and enter on September 10-11 from 5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. with a $10 late fee. Mail-in entries and exempt entries will rope AFTER ALL LATE ENTRIES! On-site entries will be taken and will include a $20 late fee.

Arena 1 – Main arena with concession stand and skyboxes. Arena 2 – Second arena, located behind the skyboxes.

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CALL-IN ENTRIES 979/540-7755 Monday, Sept.10 , 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You must call in and receive a confirmation number. Please do not leave a message on voice mail–you must receive a confirmation number to be entered! STALLS & RV HOOK-UPS The Lone Star Arena handles all stall and hook-up reservations. Reservations will only be taken online. Go to www.lonestararena.com to make your reservations. Stalls will be $20/night, plus $7/bag of shavings. No unstalled horses will be allowed to spend the night at the Lone Star Arena. At the conclusion of the event or after 11:30 p.m. each day, horses will be stalled at owner’s expense. Check-in time is 1:00 p.m. Checkout time is 11:00 a.m. RV RENTAL $20 per night DRESS CODE Due to photographic and sponsorship endorsements, Western attire is required of all participants in finals events. Long-sleeved shirts, boots and hat are required in the arena. Girls do not have to wear a hat. RATTLER KID’S DUMMY ROPING Saturday, September 15 at 12:00 p.m. Age Divisions: 5 & under, 6-8 years old, 9-11 years old. Age is as of day of roping. No entry fees. All contestants receive USCRA and Equibrand products.

SHOWDOWN FINALS Winners of Showdown positions are eligible to compete, $260 fees, three full go-rounds and short go. Added money to jackpot, custom buckles and Martin saddles awarded to Average winners of EE, 00, 00-S, #1, and #2 ropings, additional prizes to placings. CHALLENGE ROPING Top 25 money earners of the 00 Select and the #1 ropings for the 2012 season will be invited to the Challenge roping at the Finals in September. The Challenge roping will be two head with short round for $200 with $2,500 added and a 100% Payback (NO MONEY COMES OUT OF THE POT) 1st place in the Average will pay $2,500 and a buckle. Payoff Average 1st $2,500 2nd $1,800 3rd $1,350 4th $900 5th $450 Go Round winners Winner 1st round $250 Winner 2nd round $250 Ropers 21 or under (as of the day of the roping) are not eligible to enter the 00 Select Challenge. Must be 00 Select card holder to be eligible for the 00 Select Challenge. Must be a #1 card holder to compete in the #1 Challenge.

FEES, FORMATS & PRIZES Semi-Finals: Open to all EE, 00, 00-S, #1, and #2 2012 members who have competed at one or more USCRA ropings in 2012, $160 fees, two full go rounds with short go, custom buckles to Average winners with additional prizes to placings. Top 10 in the Average will receive a Showdown position, however fees will not be guaranteed as in the past. You will be responsible for your fees in the Showdown Finals. If a roper enters the Semis that has already received a Showdown position, they will not be able to win another. The roper will be roping for money only. If a roper places in the Average that already has a showdown position, we will drop down until we have ten to receive a Showdown position.

Produced By USCRA 979/540-7755 • www.uscra.com Directions: Located on Hwy 377 north of Stephenville CALF ROPINGS & ROPING SCHOOLS

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2012 Finals Entry Form

2012 FINALS • The Semi-Finals Qualifying Roping and Showdown Finals are pre-entry events. The USCRA will be taking mail-in entries for the 2012 National Finals.  Those members that have qualified for the Semi-Finals and Showdown Finals will be able to mail in their entries starting in July.  As a member earns a Showdown position or wants to enter the Semi-Finals by mail, they may up until August 27, 2012. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by August 27, 2012.  Any positions earned after this date will be considered as an exempt entry.  Exempt entries will be taken as call-in entries on September 10-11, 2012 from 5:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. without penalty. If a roper misses the deadline to enter by mail and does not qualify as an exempt entry, a roper may also call in and enter on September 10-11 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with a $10 late fee. Mail-in entries and exempt entries will rope AFTER ALL LATE ENTRIES! On-site entries will be taken and will include a $20 late fee. • A roper my draw out and receive a full refund up to one hour before the roping starts. Call 979-540-7755 • You will receive an email when your entry form is received. HPLEASE PRINT CLEARLYH

NAME___________________________________________________________________ ID# ______________________ ADDRESS__________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY____________________________________________________________STATE/ZIP __________________________ PHONE NUMBER____________________________________EMAIL_____________________________________

EE Roping Semi-Finals $160 _______ Showdown-Finals $260 _______ 00 Roping Semi-Finals Showdown-Finals 00-S Roping Semi-Finals Showdown-Finals Challenge Roping

$160 _______ $260 _______ $160 _______ $260 _______ $200 _______

Make entry fees payable and mail to: Lanham Mangold P.O. Box 690 Giddings, TX 78942 MUST HAVE A CURRENT USCRA CARD TO COLLECT WINNINGS

#1 Roping Semi-Finals $160 _______ Showdown-Finals $260 _______ Challenge Roping $200 _______ #2 Roping Semi-Finals $160 _______ Showdown-Finals $260 _______ Late Fee ( $10)

$___________

TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED $___________ Please fill out the information below for credit card payments - VISA or M/C account number

____-____-____-____ _______________ __________________________________ Exp. Date Card Holder Signature

All credit cards will have a 5% processing fee.

DISCLAIMER: The USCRA reserves the right to re-classify or change classification numbers at any given time. I will not hold USCRA and all associated with the arena performed in liable for injuries. I understand I am roping at my own risk. Photographs taken at USCRA events may be used for advertising and promotional purposes. Please sign here: __________________________________________________________________________

ENTRY OFFICE USE ONLY: Date Received: ______________ Date Entered: ______________ PAID BY: Check # __________ Cashier’s Ck or M/O __________ Credit Card __________


Good Times Calf Roping Association Good Times Calf Roping Membership Roping Information

Results

Each roping will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Saturday Schedule EE - 3 rounds - $125 #00 - 3 & short go - $160 Breakaway - 3 rounds - $100 #1 - 3 & short go - $160 #2 - 3 & short go - $160 Ropings begin at 10 a.m. Sunday Schedule (Same order of events) Practice runs Saturday at 11:00 a.m. - $10 per run

Sundown Arena Kiowa, CO Saturday, June 16, 2012 #EE Round 1 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 16.00 Round 2 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 14.13 Round 3 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 11.22 Average 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 41.35/3 #1 Round 1 1. Dan Johnson, 17.35 Round 2 1. Phillip Wise, 10.84 Round 3 1. Phillip Wise, 10.73 Average 1. Galvin Rita, 72.78/3 Sunday, June 17, 2012 #EE Round 1 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 11.00 Round 2 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 12.88 Round 3 1. Bud Clemons, 10.94 Average 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 23.88/2

$100 per year Members may pay $10 each entry or get a $200 sponsor and pay no membership fee.

Finals Fund 100% of membership dues goes towards Good Time Roping Finals (One half of membership goes to finals added money!) (One half of membership goes towards prizes or money to yearend high point ropers!) Must compete 4 days throughout season to qualify for finals! Zach Leininger, winner of the Strad Energy $1,000 bonus calf money from Cactus Creek in Fountain, CO

#1 Round 1 1. Galvin Rita, 17.56 Round 2 1. Jeff Shepherd, 22.25 Round 3 1. Jeff Shepherd, LOOPS 12.72 Average 1. Jr. Peek, 73.82/3 Cactus Creek Arena, Fountain, CO Saturday, July 7, 2012

Round 3 1. Jesse Jaminet, 13.06 Average 1. Jesse Jaminet, 42.56/3 #1 Round 1 1. Zach Leininger, 24.22 Round 2 APRIL 12 MONTH 1. Zach Leininger, 11.22 Round 3 1. Zach Leininger, 8.56 Average 1. Zach Leininger, 44.00/3

2012 Schedule Pueblo, Colorado Cactus Creek Ranch August 4-5 September 8-9 Directions - Exit 119 & I-25

Kiowa, Colorado Sundowner Arena August 18-19 September 22-23 Directions - 2 miles west on Hwy 86 and 1/2 mile north on CR 37

The GTCRA ropings at Cactus Creek in Fountain, Colorado will return to the $1,000 STRAD Energy Bonus being awarded to the Bonus Calf Fast Time. The winner of each numbered roping will compete on a bonus calf and the best bonus time of the weekend will be awarded the $1,000 STRAD dollars.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 #EE Round 1 1. Donene Taylor, 12.12 Round 2 1. Vernon Dillon, 14.75 Round 3 1. Vernon BUILT BY Dillon, VSA 11.85 Average 1. Vernon Dillon, 26.60/2 #00 Round 1 1. Galvin Rita, 11.88 Round 2

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#EE Round 1 1. Vernon Dillon, 20.22 Round 2 1. Merlyn Atterberry, 13.47 Round 3 1. Bud Clemons, 13.22 Average 1. Bud Clemons, 57.13/3 #00 Round 1 1. Eric Jiblits, 15.43 Round 2 1. Kevin Mackey, 12.60 LOOPS MAGAZINE

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he USCRA set up shop in Stephenville, Texas on June 29 – July 1 for the 3rd Annual Firecracker 5-Header. This event has become quite a success over the last couple of years and ropers once again showed up in groves to have a good time. The event un-officially kicked off the big Fourth of July rodeo weekend and ropers came prepared. Fast times, good cattle and lots of great Calf Roping action was on had throughout the weekend!

EE Round 1 1. Trevor Hedeman (EE), Morgan Mill, TX, 12.82, $300; 2. Ronny Lewis (EE), Sweeny, TX, 12.88, $250; 3. Clay Thomasson (EE), Hydro, OK, 13.53, $200; 4. Maverick Harper (EE), Stephenville, TX, 14.67, $150; 5. Clayton Downing (EE), Troy, TX, 15.19, $100 Round 2 1. Spencer Welch (EE), Abilene, TX, 11.65, $300; 2. Kenneth Black (EE), Jacksonville, TX, 12.40, $250; 3. Maverick Harper (EE), Stephenville, TX, 12.93, $200; 4. Royce Hodges (EE), Willis, TX, 13.38, $150; 5. Laramie Phillips (EE), Iredell, TX, 14.07, $100 Round 3 1. Maverick Harper (EE), Stephenville, TX, 11.77, $300; 2. Roy Richey (EE), Cross Plains, TX, 12.72, $250; 3. Laramie Phillips (EE), Iredell, TX, 14.41, $200; 4. Royce Hodges (EE), Willis, TX, 14.60, $150; 5. Jace Oglesby (EE), Hamilton, TX, 15.21, $100 Round 4 1. Jack Crow (EE), Runge, TX, 12.03, $300; 2. Roy Richey (EE), Cross Plains, TX, 12.06, $250; 3. Austin Atkinson (EE), Anderson, TX, 12.50, $200; 4. Ronny Lewis (EE), Sweeny, TX, 13.11, $150; 5. Will Green (EE), Abilene, TX, 13.27, $100 Round 5 1. Daniel Roberts (EE), Burleson, TX, 11.64, $300; 2. Austin Atkinson (EE), Anderson, TX, 12.14, $250; 3. Pete Tully (EE), Willard, NM, 12.36, $200; 4. Jack Crow (EE), Runge, TX, 12.50, $150; 5. Clay Thomasson (EE),

Hydro, OK, 12.95, $100 Average 1. Maverick Harper (EE), Stephenville, TX, 66.62/5hd., $640; 2. Royce Hodges (EE), Willis, TX, 76.42/5hd., $535; 3. Jw Allen (EE), Goldthwaite, TX, 21.12/5hd., $425; 4. Roy Richey (EE), Cross Plains, TX, 54.13/4hd., $320; 5. Jack Crow (EE), Runge, TX, 55.93/4hd., $210 00 Round 1 1. Don Sims (00), Dublin, TX, 12.53, $250; 2. Joe Fiebig (00), Holland, TX, 13.00, $205; 3. David Davidson (00), Elysian Fields, TX, 13.21, $165; 4. Dusty Miller (00), Comanche, TX, 14.29, $125; 5. Ronnie Cunningham (00), Okmulgee, OK, 14.32, $85 Round 2 1. Stephen Perry (00), Freeport, TX, 11.43, $250; 2. Trevor Hedeman (EE), Morgan Mill, TX, 12.17, $205; 3. Bobby Fritz (00), Ponder, TX, 12.75, $165; 4. Jacob Lewis (00), Stephenville, TX, 13.32, $125; 5. Charles Johnston (00), Three Rivers, TX, 13.35, $85 Round 3 1. Tanner Patterson (00), Breckenridge, TX, 10.31, $250; 2. Gage Williamson (00), Seymour, TX, 11.60, $205; 3. Don Sims (00), Dublin, TX, 11.77, $165; 4. Dusty Miller (00), Comanche, TX, 11.97, $125; 5. Ky Bray (00), Stephenville, TX, 12.17, $85 Round 4 1. Dakota Felton (00), Mt Home, TX, 10.90, $250; 2. Steve Kolle (00), Inez, TX, 11.24, $205; 3. Jacob Lewis (00), Stephenville, TX, 12.02, $165; 4. Danny Robertson (00), Midland, TX, 12.81, $125; 5. Ronnie Cunningham (00), Okmulgee, OK, 13.02, $85 Round 5 1. Tanner Patterson (00), Breckenridge, TX, 10.38, $250; 2. Russell Moore (00), New Braunsfels, TX, 10.48, $205; 3. Don Sims (00), Dublin, TX, 12.89, $165; 4. Dakota Felton (00), Mt Home, TX, 12.98, $125; 5. Johnny Koether (00), Evant, TX, 13.12, $85

Don Sims – Firecracker 5-Header, 00 roping Winner

Rick McLemore - Firecracker 5-Header, #1 Roping Winner PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAURA BURT www.cowgirlatheartphotography.com

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Average 1. Don Sims (00), Dublin, TX, 64.08/5hd., $535; 2. Ronnie Cunningham (00), Okmulgee, OK, 68.94/5hd., $445; 3. Gage Williamson (00), Seymour, TX, 83.58/5hd., $355; 4. Charles Johnston (00), Three Rivers, TX, 87.01/5hd., $265; 5. Steve Kolle (00), Inez, TX, 57.99/4hd., $180 00-S Round 1 1. Sy Felton (00-S), Dublin, TX, 10.89, $300; 2. Bobby Ralls (00-S), Weatherford, TX, 11.48, $250; 3. Landon Lambert (00-S), Ovalo, TX, 11.53, $200; 4. John Guest (00-S), Brownwood, TX, 12.32, $150; 5. Bill Akins (00-S), Aubrey, TX, 12.43, $100 Round 2 1. Ty Heflin Harris (00-S), San Angelo, TX, 9.84, $300; 2. Ky Bray (00), Stephenville, TX, 10.35, $250; 3. John Guest (00-S), Brownwood, TX, 10.43, $200; 4. Rex Bland (00-S), Hawley, TX, 10.62, $150; 5. Mike Ashley (00-S), Abilene, TX, 10.67, $100 Round 3 1. David Martin (00-S), Bixby, OK, 9.61, $300; 2. Justin Murphy (00-S), Anson, TX, 10.21, $250; 3. Ty Heflin Harris (00-S), San Angelo, TX, 10.38, $200; 4. Carl Cox (00-S), Cameron, TX, 10.52, $150; 5. Steve Ferguson (00-S), Ovalo, TX, 10.62, $100 Round 4 1. Sy Felton (00-S), Dublin, TX, 9.80, $300; 2. Eddie Mills (00-S), Katy, TX, 10.27, $250; 3. Carl Cox (00-S), Cameron, TX, 10.58, $200; 4. C. J. Wolf (00-S), Giddings, TX, 10.77, $150; 5. Mike Woodson (00-S), Clyde, TX, 10.87, $100 Round 5 1. Brett York (00-S), Waco, TX, 9.75, $300; 2. Sy Felton (00-S), Dublin, TX, 9.77, $250; 3. Ty Heflin Harris (00-S), San Angelo, TX, 9.95, $200; 4. Eli Bee (00-S), Little River, TX, 10.17, $150; 5. Greg Modesette (00-S), Mc Dade, TX, 10.32, $100 Average 1. Bill Akins (00-S), Aubrey, TX, 60.02/5hd., $640; 2. Bobby Ralls (00-S), Weatherford, TX, 62.42/5hd., $535; 3. Carl Cox (00-S), Cameron, TX, 64.57/5hd.,

$425; 4. Justin Murphy (00-S), Anson, TX, 72.53/5hd., $320; 5. Rex Bland (00-S), Hawley, TX, 73.21/5hd., $210 #1 Round 1 1. Colton Turbeville (1), Scurry, TX, 9.43, $520; 2. Dalton Dewinne (1), Helotes, TX, 10.17, $390; 3. Rick Mclemore (1), Gracemont, OK, 10.74, $260; 4. Ty Baker (1), Van Horn, TX, 10.88, $130


Round 2 1. Rick Mclemore (1), Gracemont, OK, 9.67, $520; 2. Marshall Green (1), Abilene, TX, 10.54, $390; 3. Colton Turbeville (1), Scurry, TX, 10.81, $260; 4. Robert Collins I I (1), Anson, TX, 10.91, $130 Round 3 1. Charlie Tully (1), Weatherford, TX, 10.25, $520; 2. Ty Heflin Harris (00-S), San Angelo, TX, 10.35, $390; 3. Dalton Dewinne (1), Helotes, TX, 10.81, $260; 4. Rick Mclemore (1), Gracemont, OK, 10.93, $130 Round 4 1. Dylan Cosper (1), Moody, TX, 9.13, $520; 2. Austin Elliott (1), Arp, TX, 9.14, $390; 3. Trinton Downing (00-S), Troy, TX, 9.34, $260; 4. Rick Mclemore (1), Gracemont, OK, 9.39, $130

Round 5 1. Charlie Tully (1), Weatherford, TX, 8.92, $520; 2. Colton Turbeville (1), Scurry, TX, 9.03, $390; 3. Lonnie Jordan (1), Hawley, TX, 9.32, $260; 4. Josh Huntington (1), Morgan Hill, TX, 9.40, $130 Average 1. Rick Mclemore (1), Gracemont, OK, 51.07/5hd., $1,115; 2. Dalton Dewinne (1), Helotes, TX, 56.51/5hd., $835; 3. Colton Turbeville (1), Scurry, TX, 57.41/5hd., $560; 4. Carl Cox (00-S), Cameron, TX, 64.81/5hd., $280 #2 Round 1 1. Trenton Smith (2), Bigfoot, TX, 8.92, $250; 2. Shawn Felton (2), Dublin, TX, 9.30, $165 Round 2 1. Tate Shoaf Maverick Harper (2), Gatesville, Firecracker 5-Header, TX, 9.12, EE Roping Winner $250; 2. Don Coffell (2), Iredell, TX, 9.31, $165 Round 3 1. Shawn Felton (2), Dublin, TX, 9.08, $250; 2. Don Coffell (2), Iredell, TX, 9.36, $165

Bill Aikens - Firecracker 5-Header, 00 Select roping Winner Round 4 1. Terry Kitchens (2), Mullin, TX, 7.58, $250; 2. Don Coffell (2), Iredell, TX, 8.58, $165 Round 5 1. Luke Malcomb (2), Huntsville, TX, 8.76, $250; 2. Shawn Felton (2), Dublin, TX, 9.08, $165 Average 1. Shawn Felton (2), Dublin, TX, 49.18/5hd., $535; 2. Trenton Smith (2), Bigfoot, TX, 63.85/5hd., $355

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he top 25 money-earners of the 00 Select and #1 Divisions for the current season will be invited to the Challenge Roping at the National Showdown Finals in September. Challenge Roping: 00 Select Challenge and #1 Challenge; The Top 25 money earners of the 00 Select and the #1 for the current season will be invited to the Challenge Roping at the National Showdown Finals in September. The Challenge Roping will be two head with a short round for, $200 with, $2500 added and a 100% Payback. No Money Comes Out Of The Pot.

Round 1 Payout: 1st ~ $250

Round 2 Payout: 1st ~ $250

Average Payout: 1st ~ $2,500 and a Trophy Buckle 2nd ~ $1,800 3rd ~ $350 4th ~ $900 5th ~ $450 Ropers 21 or under (as of the day of the roping) are not eligible to enter the 00 Select Challenge. Must be 00 Select card holder to be eligible for the 00 Select Challenge. Must be a #1 card holder to compete in the #1 Challenge.

CURRENT RESULTS 00 Select

#1 Division

1. C. J. Wolf, Giddings, TX $3,161; 2. David Martin, Bixby, OK $2,087; 3. Dave Laster, Alvarado, TX $2,060; 4. Ruben Wood, Cameron, TX $1,600; 5. Roger Pack, Rockdale, TX $1,520; 6. Richard Agan, Trenton, TX $1,475; 7. Bobby Ralls, Weatherford, TX $1,395; 8. Bill Akins, Aubrey, TX $1,347; 9. Rex Bland, Hawley, TX $1,160; 10. Carl Cox, Cameron, TX $1007; 11. Danny Stephens, Bay City, TX $1,000; 12. Sy Felton, $850; 13. Sid Miller, Stephenville, TX $840; 14. Freddy Vest, Pilot Point, TX $840; 15. Randy Jones, Aubrey, TX $784; 16. Larry Becker, $729; 17. Brett York, Waco, TX $715; 18. Ty Harris, $700; 19. Gary Wagoner, Abilene, TX $635; 20. Bodie Read, Aubrey, TX $635; 21. John Guest, Brownwood, TX $605; 22. Cody Harris, $580; 23. Justin Murphy, $570; 24. Eddie Mills, Katy, TX $560; 25. Gary Dean, Hammon, OK $500; 26. Mareo Lasker, $465; 27. Riley Lambert, Bowie, TX $445; 28. Steve Ferguson, $410; 29. Landon Lambert, Ovalo, TX $305; 30. Kevin Peck, Trenton, MI $280; 31. Dennis McKinley, San Angelo, TX $265; 32. Cody Dunn, Mustang, OK $265; 33. Ky Bray, $250; 34. Greg Modesette, McDade, TX $225; 35. Norman Roberts, Huntville, TX $185; 36. Eli Bee, $150; 37. Randy Stone, Stephenville, TX $145; 38. Mickey Belew, Dublin, TX $140; 39. David Gaston, Saint Jo, TX $140; 40. Mike Ashley, $100; 41. Mike Woodson, $100; 42. Dan Davis, Azle, TX $90; 43. Carl Kolbe, College Station, TX $90; 44. Gerry Achille, $75

1. Rick McLemore, Gracemont, OK $5,600; 2. Dalton Dewinne, Helotes, TX $3,445; 3. Tom Epperson, Cherokee, TX $2,510; 4. Colton Turbeville, Scurry, TX $2,270; 5. Brad McReynolds, Groesbeck, TX $1,840; 6. Marshall Green, Abilene, TX $1,620; 7. Charlie Tully, $1,275; 8. Dylan Cosper, McKinney, TX $1,175; 9. Derrick Hoggett, $1,035; 10. Chad Boggs, Cyril, OK $1,030; 11. Sean Mason, $905; 12. Bill Sharber, Konawa, OK $900; 13. Bailey Thurston, El Reno, OK $875; 14. Chase Burns, $860; 15. Garrett Rose, McKinney, TX $817; 16. Mark Ivy, Mountain Home, TX $785; 17. Mark Law, Lavon, TX $525; 18. Jordan Siminole, $470; 19. Cole Bolton, $390; 20. Austin Elliott, $390; 21. Ronnie Haecker, New Braunfels, TX $365; 22. Shane Sluyter, Siloam Springs, AR $360; 23. Joby Rickman, Azle, TX $340; 24. Coy Leach, Yoakum, TX $340; 25. Wyatt Shoaf, Bynum, TX $330; 26. Steve Dorsett, Bastrop, TX $325; 27. Guy Yarbrough, $325; 28. Glen Stuckey, $305; 29. Lane Livingston, Seymour, TX $295; 30. Kip Boggs, $265; 31. Todd Parks, Axtell, TX $260; 32. Ryan Harper, $260; 33. Trinton Downing, $260; 34. Lonnie Jordan, $260; 35. Seth Dylla, Lexington, TX $235; 36. Kyle Parrish, Dale, TX $235; 37. Dale Dove, $235; 38. Cory Jordan, Hawley, TX $215; 39. Justin Stuckey, Kiowa, CO $190; 40. Clayton, Coone $155; 41. Doc Hobbs, $155; 42. Kelly Wampler, Magnolia, TX $130; 43. Ty Baker, $130; 44. Robert Collins III, $130; 45. Josh Hunnington, $130; 46. Dave P. Laster, Gatesville, TX $65 LOOPS MAGAZINE â&#x20AC;˘ 17


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love to rope, and when I just rope, it’s a lot of fun. To me, that’s making three to six runs on a couple of horses. Flank and tie some, but not enough to get sore. Practicing is something totally different. Practice needs to be strategically planned to be effective. You need to be smart enough to know what you need to practice on. Professional athletes focus on overcoming their weaknesses. If you’re not sure of your weaknesses, find someone knowledgeable that can help you pinpoint those areas. Practice is not necessarily fun, but I’ve made myself love it. When I walk into my arena to practice, I visualize that I’m punching a time clock. To feel like I’ve really practiced, I want to wear out a couple of ropes and a pigging string. I have calluses on my hands from tying and if I practice to my standards, I’ll be sore for a few days. To practice like that, it takes a lot of horses and calves. Don’t go run twenty or thirty head of calves on your horse. That’s not practice and you’ll trash your horse. If you have trouble catching, get a breakaway and learn to catch like that. You can do a lot of groundwork without a horse, though it does take a lot of calves. Making runs is fun, but look at it like running a business. Keep your strengths sharp, but focus on your weaknesses and work at that. Be strategic and

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have a thought-out plan for your practice. Congratulations to Cory Solomon for winning Calgary

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A Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On

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here’s a verse in Hebrews 12:26 that says “Once again I will shake not only the earth, but the Heavens also. 27 This means that the things on earth will be shaken so that only eternal things will be left.” The world we live in is always talking about investments, specifically long-term investments. The longest-term investment that we can make is the investment for eternity. The scripture is very clear that in our last days the nations will be shakin’ the earth, including all of the kingdoms of our world. Hebrews 12:28 “Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be destroyed, let us be thankful and please God by worshipping him with holy fear and awe. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.” Today the many regimes in the Middle East, including Egypt, have fallen. The heat of the revolution continues to spread to many other countries in the Middle East, specifically the nation of Syria as we speak. The scripture teaches that there are three fundamental truths we must be willing to heed, less we also stumble and are shakin’ as individuals. 2 Peter 3:10 “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the words that are in it will be burned up.” The lesson is that no government or person, no matter how powerful they are, has the power to remain. The world is changing as it resolves. As you well know, the shakin’ of the world’s power is nothing new to history. Matthew 21:42 confirms Jesus as the foundation that cannot be shakin’. Matthew 21:42 “Then

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Jesus asked them, ‘Didn’t you ever read this in the scriptures? The stone rejected by the builders has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous to see.’ 44 Anyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.” This present world and government will someday pass away. We have to put our hope and trust in someone who will remain forever. Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever.” What this scripture means is that one of only three things that I can come up with are going to last forever. The first eternal investment would be God himself. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” The second eternal investment would be God’s Word, Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever.” He said my Word will remain forever. The third eternal investment would be the soul of man. Are the most important investments that you make eternal or temporal? The temporal things are pick-ups, trailers, horses, houses, boats, you fill in the blank. All of these are fun, but temporary. The shakin’ that happens in our lives are wake up calls for us to understand and take inventory of where our values actually are. The shaking happens in our relationships, our faith, our businesses, our character and our friends so we can realize what we value and who we value in our lives. GOD, His WORD, and PEOPLE are the only things that will last forever. Matthew 16:26 “And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? Is anything worth more than your soul?” Pastor Randy Weaver Lone Star Cowboy Church 21627 Eva St. Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 597-5742 Service Times: Sundays 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Mondays 7:00 p.m. Livestream: Join our Sunday and first Wednesday services live at live.lonestar.tv or go to the Lone Star Cowboy Church Facebook page and click on the Livestream link.

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Heading out the Door with a Smile! myself to slow down. This is these things work to help remind me something that is really hard for me to slow down and enjoy what really to do, but something I feel is very matters in life. These types of things important. Way too many people get re-energize me and refuel my soul so I so wrapped up in the day-to-day can continue to lead the life I want to; routines, deadlines and pressures of a life that is full, and enjoyable, not life that they seem to miss out on one that is dark and somber. the good things. When I feel like I Another secret I keep that helps me am falling into this pattern, I remind find that lighthearted feeling inside is myself to do something about it. to smile at strangers as I pass by. I Sometimes I pick up the phone have heard laughter is contagious, but I and call an old friend I may not have believe a smile is, too. You never know talked to in a while. Or, I head how people will react to a smile at home after work with nothing on your local Wal-Mart, Home Depot or my mind except having a fun out on the street. I have found that in evening with my boys in the most cases a smile is returned. That is backyard. Stepping it up, I might I believe a smile VSA IN HOUSEwhy PROOF CRX’D is contagious. So take my wife out to dinner, watch a loosen your face up a little, relax your good movie with the family, take eye brows, tighten your check muscles the boys to the ballpark or plan a and put a smile on your face. Who short weekend getaway. Any of knows where that could lead?

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