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Schneeberger Captures Historic Win in Prairie Circuit There aren’t many ropers, past or present, who can claim they broke a record once held by Roy Cooper. Jerome Schneeberger can now say he has done just that. The Ponca City, Okla., tie-down roper clinched his eighth Prairie Circuit year-end championship Oct. 19 at the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. By virtue of a dominant regular season, Schneeberger essentially had the year-end title wrapped up when he arrived in Duncan, but put a decisive stamp on his season by finishing third in the average behind Caddo Lewallen and Ryan Bothum. The win snapped a tie between Schneeberger and Cooper – a man with eight world championship buckles – for the most year-end tie-down roping titles in the circuit’s history. “I always looked up to Roy, and he was a hero of mine growing up,” Schneeberger said. “It’s really neat just to be in the same class with him in the circuit.” Schneeberger is an accomplished tie-down roper himself, having gone to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 11 times, including winning the 2001 NFR average championship. However, the 37-year-old’s last trip to Las Vegas came in 2010, and at the moment he’s content to stay close to home and be a circuit cowboy. “There are a lot of good rodeos in our circuit, and they help to boost you up in the standings,” said Schneeberger, who finished 37th in the 2013 world standings. “I go to the winter rodeos, I just don’t have the motivation to keep rodeoing and fighting through it all year long. If you don’t make the Finals

it hurts, and I have a family to support, so I stay close to home and work.” Contributing to his want to be closer to home are his four sons. Jaden, 10; Jace, 9; Jaret, 5, and Jaxton, 1, have made things much more interesting around the house for Schneeberger and wife Haley – a PRCA secretary. “I’m going to enjoy my family and my boys are starting to rope and play sports, so I want to be around for that,” he said. “I work for my cousin’s construction company; we do a little bit of everything. I’m not very good at it, but I put in my time. The nice thing about working for family is if I won a bunch of money during the winter run I could take off for a bit.” As for the immediate future, Schneeberger is looking forward to his eighth trip to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, in nearby Oklahoma City. He’s come close, but never had the ultimate success in his previous seven trips to the RNCFR. “I’ve never won it before, and it sure is one I’d like to win,” he said. “It’s close to home, so friends and family will be there. I’m not a young pup anymore, but this won’t be my last circuit finals.”

Jerome Schneeberger finished third in the average to clinch his record-setting eighth Prairie Circuit year-end tie-down roping title.

Dippin Tahonta, the PRCA Bull of the Year in both 2003 and 2004, passed away the weekend of Oct. 12. The bull was unridden in 50-plus outs over those two years and was the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo Bull of the Year in 2003. Dippin Tahonta, a 1,900-pound gray bull,was sired by Tahontas Back out of a Hutsell Rodeo Bulls cow. Clark McEntire, father of country music star Reba McEntire and a three-time world champion steer roper (1957-58, 1961), was awarded the inaugural Living Legend Award on behalf of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. The Living Legend Award was created to honor someone who has made a significant contribution to the rodeo world. McEntire, 85, won the Pendleton Round-up four times and was an inaugural member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979. The 24th Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner in Fort Pierre will be held Nov. 2 at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center. The tribute dinner is held to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals. The honorees have their photos and biographies added to the Rodeo Center’s “Wall of Fame” each year. Advance purchase of tickets is required and seating is limited to 250. For tickets information, contact the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center at 605.494.1094 or visit www.caseytibbs.com. Oklahoma bull rider Cord McCoy announced his retirement on Oct. 18. McCoy, 33, qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2005. McCoy and his older brother, Jet, once competed in The Amazing Race on CBS-TV. “It’s time to hang up the bull rope,” McCoy said. He will still be active in the sport, however, as he raises bucking bulls on his ranch near Tupelo, Okla. LOOPS MAGAZINE • 5


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Doug Scott, of Early, TX, won the average of the World Finals with a 64.75 on five head. Doug and his good bay horse ran every calf almost to the same spot in the arena every time, to secure the victory. Doug placed in one round on the way to the average win to take home $2,175. Stephen Perry, out of Freeport, TX, never placed in a round, but his consistency paid off in the end. With a 63.25 on five calves, Stephen took the average victory and the World title of the OO. Stephen won $1,815 for his efforts. It is great to see a roper that supports calf ropings everywhere

Cody Wilkerson - World Champion EE

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he USCRA World Finals was the showcase roping of the Finals this year in Stephenville, TX. Fifteen of the top ropers in each division put up $500 entry fees to rope at over $3,000 in added money in each division. The format was three full rounds with the top five in the average advancing to two more rounds to determine the World Champion. The added money, the format, and the will to be a World Champion made it an exciting roping to watch. The EE was the first division to crown a World Champion. Out of Mansfield, TX, Cody Wilkersen, was crowned the World Champion with $5,215 won. Cody won money in two rounds and won third in the average to edge out Doug Scott by $210. His total earnings for the finals was $2,050.

Doug Scott - Average Winner in EE


Finals come out on top. The sport of calf roping needs more ropers like Stephen. Hats off to you, pardner! The OO-select saw an outstanding performance by a young roper who has obviously been working on his skills. Tanner Green, out of Cotulla, TX, placed in two rounds on his way to the average victory and the World title. For Tanner, the take home pay was $2,770. OO World Champion, Stephen Perry, had a hand in this roping also, by letting Tanner ride his horses. Good move by both ropers. The #1 roping was the roping that supplied us with the most excitement, which I will explain a

Martin Pointdexter - World Champion in the #1

little later. Out of Stephenville, TX, Martin Poindexter, made some outstanding runs on his way to the #1 World Title. Martin placed in two rounds and won second in the average. One calf took Martin to the back end of the arena, but his hustle kept him in the roping and paid off to the tune of $2,210. The last calf of the world finals supplied enough excitement for the whole day. Rick McLemore, of

Rick McLemore - Average Winner in the #1 Roping

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Stephen Perry - Average Winner in 00 and World Champion in 00

Gracemont, OK, was high man back and basically had all day to tie his calf down and win the average. However, the calf had his own ideas to mess all that up. Rick’s calf cut back at the score line and went behind the panels and what should have been a

Doug Scott, Average Winner EE 8 • NOVEMBER 2013

Tanner Green - 00 Select World Champion and Average Winner

routine run for Rick, now was a challenge. Rick never weakened, he went right behind the panels with the calf, and tied him down amongst the crowd in time to secure the win. Now that was calf roping! Hope you are a part of the USCRA World Finals next year.


EE World Finals World Champion – Cody Wilkerson World Finals Average Winner – Doug Scott Standings 1. Cody Wilkerson ..........................$5,215 2. Doug Scott ................................$5,005 3. Rex Sandifer..............................$4,990 4. Randy Roberts ...........................$3,785 5. Bob Hawkins .............................$3,065 6. James Seaman...........................$2,735 7. Bob Haygood.............................$2,420 8. Clay Thomason...........................$2,350 9. Doug Hammer...........................$2,335 10. Kenneth Black ...........................$2,245 11. John Mathis ...............................$1,665 12. Billye Thompson.........................$1,350 13. Will Parker.................................$1,345 14. Johnie Mellman..........................$1,075 15. Gary Baugh..................................$655 Results 1st Round 1. Cody Wilkerson, 11.32, $500 2. James Seaman, 11.72, $400 3. Clay Thomason, 11.83, $300 2nd Round 1. Kenneth Black, 11.95, $500 2. Rex Sandifer, 12.03, $400 3. Doug Scott, 12.14, $300 3rd Round 1. Doug Hammer, 10.81, $500 2. Clay Thomason, 12.47, $400 3. Cody Wilkerson, 12.86, $300 Average 1. Dough Scott, 64.75, $1,875 2. Rex Sandifer, 67.18, $1,560 3. Cody Wilkerson, 75.01, $1,250 4. Bob Hawkings, 57.26 on 4, $935 5. Doug Hammer, 3498 on 3, $625

00 World Finals World Champion – Stephen Perry World Finals Average Winner – Stephen Perry Standings 1. Stephen Perry ............................$5,250 2. Joe Morris..................................$4,939 3. David Martin .............................$4,130 4. David Doughtery........................$3,865 5. Bo Adams .................................$2,978 6. Russell Moore ............................$2,914 7. Sid Miller...................................$2,630 8. Devonte Wolford ........................$2,535 9. Ricky Peoples.............................$2,527

10. Scott Collins ..............................$2,265 11. Chase Ingram ............................$2,050 12. Freddy Vest ................................$1,720 13. Dough Hough ............................$1,180 14. Cody Lambert...............................$895 15. Mike Green...................................$100 Results 1st Round 1. Bo Adams, 10.80, $500 2. Joe Morris, 11.07, $400 3. David Martin, 12.02, $300 2nd Round 1. Bo Adams, 10.90, $500 2. David Martin, 10.94, $400 3. Devonte Wolford, 12.03, $300 3rd Round 1. Devonte Wolford, 9.78, $500 2. Chase Ingram, 10.02, $400 3. Freddy Vest, 10.27, $300 Average 1. Stephen Perry, 63.25, $1,815 2. David Doughtery, 64.45, $1,510 3. Sid Miller, 66.51, $1,210 4. David Martin, 66.68, $905 5. Scott Collins, 44.12 on 3, $605

00-S World Finals World Champion – Tanner Green World Finals Average Winner – Tanner Green Standings 1. Tanner Green.............................$6,230 2. Bobby Ralls ...............................$5,525 3. Bill Akins...................................$4,570 4. John Denney..............................$2,730 5. Dale Dove .................................$2,725 6. Greg Modesette .........................$2,495 7. Eddy Smith ...............................$2,130 8. Rusty Smart ..............................$2,070 9. Danny Stephens.........................$1,950 10. Carl Cox ....................................$1,910 11. Frank Meehan............................$1,575 12. Rex Bland .................................$1,505 13. John Guest ...................................$905 14. Joseph Porter ................................$895 15. Eddie Mills ...................................$528 Results 1st Round 1. Rex Bland, 10.15, $500 2. Carl Cox, 12.21, $400 3. Danny Stephens, 12.23, $300 2nd Round 1. Bill Akins, 10.45, $500 2. Bobby Ralls, 11.03, $400

3. Tanner Green, 11.33, $300 3rd Round 1. Tanner Green, 9.29, $500 2. Greg Modessette, 10.55, $400 3. Eddy Smith, 10.66, $300 Average 1. Tanner Green, 61.70 on 5, $1970 2. Bobby Ralls, 68.29, $1645 3. Bill Akins, 69.50, $1315 4. Rusty Smart, 70.19, $985 5. Dale Dove, 70.82, $655

#1 World Finals World Champion - Martin Poindexter World Finals Average Winner Rick McLemore Standings 1. Martin Poindexter ......................$6,150 2. Rick McLemore ..........................$5,195 3. Joseph Porter .............................$3,935 4. Riley Lambert ............................$3,290 5. Cole Bolton ...............................$3,250 6. Dalton Dewinne.........................$2,910 7. Wyatt Muggli .............................$1,740 8. Randy Cross ..............................$1,615 9. Kelly Wampler............................$1,590 10. Bill Sharber ...............................$1,485 11. Sy Felton ...................................$1,380 12. Scott Hodges .............................$1,110 13. Jim Mike Hutto .............................$824 14. Chick Wilfong................................$415 15. Josh Huntington...........................$395 Results 1st Round Riley Lambert, 10.43, $500 Cole Bolton, 11.49, $400 Joseph Porter, 11.57, $300 2nd Round Bill Sharber, 10.22, $500 Martin Poindexter, 10.26, $400 Dalton Dewinne, 10.34, $300 3rd Round Wyatt Muggli, 10.09, $500 Dalton Dewinne, 10.22, $400 Martin Poindexter, 11.28, $300 Average Rick McLemore, 62.70 on 5, $1815 Martin Poindexter, 63.83, $1510 Joseph Porter, 64.76, $1210 Dalton Dewinne, 48.90 on 4, $905 Randy Cross, 52.01 on 4, $605

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Bob Hawkins - Showdown Finals Average Winner EE

Russell Moore - Showdown Finals Average Winner 00

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Scott Hodges - Showdown Finals Average Winner #1 Tanner Green - Showdown Finals Average Winner 00-S

Showdown Finals Results 00-Select 1st Round 1. Tanner Green, 9.16, $315 2. John Guest, 10.44, $210 2nd Round 1. Tanner Green, 10.59, $315 2. Frank Meehan, 10.75, $210 3rd Round 1. Mark Longevin, 11.24, $315 2. Dale Dove, 11.99, $210 4th Round 1. Tanner Green, 9.90, $315 2. Ras Cade, 10.29, $210 Short Round 1. Tanner Green, 10.384, $176 Average 1. Tanner Green, 54.40, $810 2. Frank Meehan, 58.58, $710 3. Dale Dove, 61.08, $510 #1 1st Round 1. Wyatt Muggli, 8.97, $375 2. Marin Poindexter, 9.87, $250 2nd Round 1. Martin Poindexter, 10.11, $375

2. Rody Ballard, 10.55, $125 3. James Tennyson, 10.55, $125 3rd Round 1. Kelly Wampler, 9.94, $375 2. James Tennyson, 10.15, $250 4th Round 1. Dalton Dewinne, 8.77, $375 2. James Tennyson, 10.53, $250 Short Round 1. Scott Hodges, 9.37, $210 Average 1. Scott Hodges, 53.93, $865 2. Martin Poindexter, 54.03, $755 3. Bill Sharber, 59.89, $540 EE 1st Round 1. Clay Thomason, 11.40, $300 2. Cody Wilkerson, 11.69, $265 3. Rex Sandifer, 12.45, $190 2nd Round 1. Will Parker, 12.97, $300 2. Doug Scott, 12.99, $265 3. Clay Thomason, 13.56, $190 3rd Round 1. John Matheis, 12.37, $300 2. Cleo Hearn, 12.46, $265 3. James Seaman, 12.55, $190 4th Round 1. Trey McKenzie, 11.62, $300

2. Bob Hawkins, 11.78, $265 3. Gary Baugh, 11.96, $190 Short Round 1. Doug Scott, 11.28, $250 Average 1. Bob Hawkins, 66.82, $1,065 2. Rex Sandifer, 74.99, $800 3. Hoyt Foster, 75.54, $535 4. Bob Haygood, 86.83, $270 00 1st Round 1. David Dougherty, 10.92, $415 2. Brian Rhodes, 11.80, $275 2nd Round 1. Roosevelt Walker, 10.71, $415 2. Wendell King, 12.60, $275 3rd Round 1. Freddy Vest, 9.99, $415 2. David Dougherty, 10.37, $275 4th Round 1. David Dougherty, 10.62, $415 2. Cody Lambert, 11.16, $275 Short Round 1. Stephen Perry, Average 1. Russell Moore, 67.44, $925 2. Roosevelt Walker, 67.46, $810 3. Cody Lambert, 67.90, $580

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CALF ROPING

November 9, 2013 Diamond S Arena Comanche, Texas

10:00 a.m. followed by

SCHEDULE E - 2 hd for $125 Breakaway - 3 hd for $150 3 hd for $200 These ropings are USCRA and $5 will be added to fees for added money at 2014 Finals

followed by followed by followed by followed by

EE 00 00-S #1

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Open - 3 hd for $200

CR 208 off of Hwy. 36, east of Comanche

BONUS Bonus to be paid to High Point Roper using a 10 roper scale. If 50 total ropers of all divisions then the bonus will be paid. 50 plus is $500 • 75 plus is $750 100 plus is $1,000 • 125 plus is $1,250 E roping does not count toward total roper count.

• No USCRA card needed to rope in E, Breakaway and Open. • Must have USCRA card to rope in EE. 00, 00-S and #1. • USCRA membership cards are $60 and can be paid out $20 per roping.

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USCRA CALF ROPING

USCRA CALF ROPING

November 16, 2013 LCSP Arena, Giddings, TX

December 14, 2013 LCSP Arena, Giddings, TX

SCHEDULE

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CALF ROPING

December 7, 2013 Diamond S Arena Comanche, Texas

10:00 a.m. followed by

SCHEDULE E - 2 hd for $125 Breakaway - 3 hd for $150 3 hd for $200 These ropings are USCRA and $5 will be added to fees for added money at 2014 Finals

followed by followed by followed by followed by

EE 00 00-S #1

followed by

Open - 3 hd for $200

CR 208 off of Hwy. 36, east of Comanche

BONUS Bonus to be paid to High Point Roper using a 10 roper scale. If 50 total ropers of all divisions then the bonus will be paid. 50 plus is $500 • 75 plus is $750 100 plus is $1,000 • 125 plus is $1,250 E roping does not count toward total roper count.

• No USCRA card needed to rope in E, Breakaway and Open. • Must have USCRA card to rope in EE. 00, 00-S and #1. • USCRA membership cards are $60 and can be paid out $20 per roping.

FMI: Charlie 325.330.0360 or Lanham 979.540.7755

CALF ROPINGS & ROPING SCHOOLS

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DATES: September 7 & 8 • September 21 & 22 October 5 & 6 • November 2 & 3 November 9 & 10 • November 23 & 24

Call Billy Flint - (325) 669-2951 for more information.

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2013 PRCA Tie-Down World Standings

We will have #14-#11 tie-down ropings with C-open breakaway ropings using USCRA handicaps. Straight 3 for $100. Buckles will be awarded to high points in each division at the end of the series. We will have great calves!  All ropings will start at 10:00 a.m.

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1. Tuf Cooper 2. Tyson Durfey 3. Cody Ohl 4. Trevor Brazile 5. Scott Kormos 6. Timber Moore 7. Sterling Smith 8. Justin Maass 9. Caleb Smidt 10. Shane Hanchey 11. Shane Slack 12. Clif Cooper 13. Ryan Jarrett 14. Stetson Vest 15. Randall Carlisle 16. Cory Solomon 17. Cade Swor 18. Blair Burk 19. Adam Gray 20. Clint Robinson 21. Clint Cooper 22. Jake Hannum 23. Rhen Richard 24. Reese Riemer 25. E.J. Roberts 26. Monty Lewis 27. Cody McCartney 28. Matt Shiozawa 29. Riley Pruitt 30. Hunter Herrin 31. Jake Pratt 32. Nate Baldwin 33. Jerrad Hofstetter 34. Jesse Clark 35. Josh Peek 36. Fred Whitfield 37. Jerome Schneeberger 38. Trent Creager 39. Ryle Smith 40. Ryan Watkins 41. Jason Schaffer 42. Cimarron Boardman HOUSE 43. PROOF Marty Yates 44. Bradley Bynum 45. Chase Williams 46. Boe Brown 47. Trevor Thiel 48. Stran Smith 49. Chad Johnson 50. Jeremiah Peek

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Mike Johnson’s WORLD’S RICHEST CALF ROPING Friday, December 20

Decatur, TX Colbert, WA Hico, TX Decatur, TX Teague, TX Aubrey, TX Stephenville, TX Giddings, TX Bellville, TX Sulphur, LA Idabel, OK Decatur, TX Comanche, OK Childress, TX Baton Rouge, LA Prairie View, TX Winnie, TX Durant, OK Seymour, TX Spanish Fork, UT Decatur, TX Plain City, UT Roosevelt, UT Stinnett, TX, Stephenville, TX Hereford, TX Ottawa Lake, MI Chubbuck, ID Gering, NE Apache, OK Ellensburg, WA Blackfoot, ID Lubbock, TX Portales, NM Pueblo, CO Hockley, TX Ponca City, OK Stillwater, OK Oakdale, CA Bluff Dale, TX Broadus, MT Stephenville, TX CRX’D TX Stephenville, Sterling City, TX Stephenville, TX Valentine, NE Greeley, CO Childress, TX Cut Bank, MT Pueblo, CO

$135,164 $97,985 $94,943 $93,866 $93,520 $83,196 $79,188 $78,047 $76,373 $72,906 $69,664 $66,195 $62,899 $62,371 $60,572 $58,928 $57,825 $55,679 $53,464 $52,412 $49,316 $47,829 $47,584 $47,417 $46,341 $43,271 $43,201 $41,723 $40,957 $39,438 $38,765 $37,466 $37,050 $36,856 $36,535 $35,993 $35,031 $34,054 $33,073 $31,941 $31,380 $31,303 $30,745 $30,630 $30,539 $28,624 $28,426 $27,911 $26,775 $26,643

December 20-22, 2013 Tulsa, Oklahoma Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square Ford Truck Arena

The event will be kicked off by an ULTIMATE CALF ROPING in the Mustang Arena

Saturday, December 21 MIKE JOHNSON’S WORLD’S RICHEST CALF ROPING

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$14,000 Added Money - One Roper Could Win Up To $36,000 In One Day

SHERRYLYNN JOHNSON’S INVITATIONAL BARREL RACE

$175,000 In 2 Days!

$7,000 Added Money - One Barrel Racer Could Win Over $10,000 In One Day

Sunday, December 22 - NEW THIS YEAR! MIKE JOHNSON’S WORLD’S RICHEST JUNIOR CALF ROPING 17 & Under - 60 Ropers Will Compete For Over $40,000 In Cash and Prizes

SHERRYLYNN JOHNSON’S INVITATIONAL JUNIOR BARREL RACE 17 & Under - 80 Barrel Racers Will Compete For Over $30,000 in cash and prizes. This event was designed for the 17 & under champions to compete for big money! “The day you turn 18 you are able to purchase your permit and compete in the professional world of rodeo,” Mike said.

For more info contact Cara 405.743.0869 or email us at johnsonsportline@yahoo.com Webcasting for both days: log on to www.johnsonsportline.com for details. 16 • NOVEMBER 2013

CALF ROPINGS & ROPING SCHOOLS


Results

Good Times Calf Ropers Association Like GTCRA on Facebook and check before you haul in case of bad weather. Call Jr. Peek for more info. 719.680.1756

Finals Fund: 50% of membership dues will go to

GTRA FINALS Limon, CO October 5-6, 2013 #EE Finals Winner Jessica Mosher Year End Winner Merlyn Atteberry #00 Finals and Year End Winner Galvin Rita #1 Finals and Year End Winner Glen Stuckey #2 Finals Winner Ricky Lambert Year End Winner Darnell Johnson Breakaway Finals Winner Erin Johnson Year End Winner Jessica Mosher #EE Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Average

Jessica Mosher Merlyn Atteberry Merlyn Atteberry Bud Clemons Jessica Mosher Eric Jiblits Jessica Mosher

#00 & #1 (w/handicap) Round 1 Glen Stuckey Round 2 Galvin Rita Round 3 Galvin Rita Round 4 Glen Stuckey Round 5 Glen Stuckey Round 6 Galvin Rita

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

2013 Schedule November 17, 2013 Limon, CO Zeke’s Arena Starts at 10 a.m.

December 15, 2013 Limon, CO Zeke’s Arena Starts at 10 a.m.

Membership

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

15.10 12.25 12.34 11.06 11.93 11.72 93.96/6 13.09 11.68 11.21 12.03 12.00 12.13

Glen Stuckey is a #1 roper. Roped here w/handicap.

Average #1 Glen Stuckey Average #00 Galvin Rita

93.38/6 74.09/5

Breakaway Round 1 Heather Grokett Round 2 Erin Johnson Round 3 Erin Johnson Round 4 Allen Johnson Round 5 Erin Johnson Round 6 Erin Johnson Average Erin Johnson

2.62 2.56 2.34 3.13 2.53 2.57 25.69/6

Open Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Average

14.00 9.56 11.25 13.00 10.75 9.81 75.14/6

Ricky Lambert Darnell Johnson Ricky Lambert Ricky Lambert Ricky Lambert Darnell Johnson Ricky Lambert

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something outside your comfort Prison is full of dyslexic people. zone, and ultimately overcome the There are also many successful obstacle. In this situation you can and wealthy people who are be a pessimist, throw up your dyslexic. Both groups were faced hands and admit defeat; or be an with the same challenges and CR VSA IN HOUSE PROOF CRXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D optimist who uses this as an disabilities. At some point they opportunity to stretch and grow. succumbed and became a victim;


or they adapted, and overcame this obstacle. An obstacle does not have to be a hindrance. An obstacle can be an opportunity to challenge yourself. Sometimes that means doing things that are unconventional and against tradition. My dad doesn’t claim to be the first guy to get off his calf horse on the right. But he is the first guy to do it at the NFR. At the time, the consensus was that it would ruin your horse if you got off on the right. I heard a reporter ask my dad why he did it when everyone said it would make his horse duck and ruin him. My dad answered, “Well, my horse wasn’t worth much anyway.” I love that answer. The ability to overcome, and even break tradition is a mindset. Start by challenging yourself with little things. Before you can accomplish great things, you have to accomplish small things. Even in the small things don’t take

defeat lightly. Learn from it and use it to your advantage. Thinking outside the box is how groundbreaking ideas are born. Everything we now consider as traditional or normal was once an idea that was “outside the box.” Don’t ever let someone talk you out of something you really want. When you are discouraged and being told you can’t do or achieve something, don’t believe it for one minute. I want to give a shout-out to my nephew, Stetson Vest, for making the NFR this year. This is the fourth year of professional rodeo for him, and it amazes me and makes me proud of how he’s handled himself. I don’t know many who would have stayed as positive and stayed hooked like he has. Congratulations Stetson! During the NFR, Jennifer and I will be doing a pre-game show at the MGM called The Draw. It will be held in the Hollywood

Theater where they show the live telecast of the rodeo. We will have a list of stock drawn for the rodeo and talk about our picks for the night. We will also have special guests and prior world champions. I expect this will be the most fun I’ve ever had during the NFR. After the rodeo you can also catch the Gold Buckle Zone, also held at the MGM. The show is free and we would love for everyone to come out. Till next time, God Bless, and I’ll see you down the line.

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hroughout life we find ourselves at intersections where the decision to make the correct turn can affect us for the rest of our lives. Many times at those intersections we depend upon our reasoning to give us direction. Some of those decisions whether career, health or relationship-based, can be extremely crucial to our success. Have you ever made a bad decision at the intersections of life and wished many times over that you could relive that decision? Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Essentially, what God is saying is that He knows you better than you know yourself. Because of that knowledge He is actually better equipped in His infinite knowledge to make decisions for us than we are to make for ourselves. There have been times in my life that I failed to acknowledge God in the intersections of life. Because of my ignorance, I pulled out onto the road and got run over. Please notice in this scripture it says to acknowledge Him in “all” our ways. This means as our Heavenly Father, He is not only interested in the big things, He is also interested in the seemingly mundane things of life. Back when my son was in high school, he qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo. We borrowed a 40-foot horse trailer with living quarters to go to Farmington, New Mexico. We live at the end of a road where you have to cross over the railroad tracks to get to our place. As we were crossing the tracks, that brand new

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40-foot horse trailer got high-centered and we could not back up or go forward. I don’t have to tell you the kind of fear that I felt at that time of helplessness. We contacted the railroad office and had all trains stopped. And with God’s help and the help of some good friends, we got the horse trailer safely removed from the railroad crossing. At the intersections of life there will be times when you feel helpless about making the right decision. That’s when I strongly encourage you to acknowledge the One who has all knowledge - including better knowledge of your situation than you have yourself. I have decided in my life that I need God’s knowledge and wisdom in every decision that I make. When I fail to acknowledge Him, inevitably wrong decisions are repeated. God Bless!

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: Watch us live Sundays and Mondays at live.lonestar.tv or go to the Lone Star Cowboy Church Facebook page and click on the Livestream link.


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