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THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS

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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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Top Tips with Rickey Green

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USTRC Insider

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Cruel Girl Champion – Cathie Twisselman

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Horse Health

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JUST the WAY IT IS

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hen this article comes out some of us will be at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For those of you who couldn’t make it, I encourage you to plan on taking part next year. Although the Cinch NFTR is a very busy time for me, it is something I really enjoy. I enjoy seeing everyone and I enjoy watching my friends and roping family win life-changing amounts of money. Not all of us will share in this monumental winning experience, but I am excited for the ones who do. Speaking of life changing, it brought to mind a quote I remembered from an unknown author, “Life may not be the party we had hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.” There is a certain amount of truth here. Things may not always go as we planned, but we should take things as they come and make the best of the situation. Opportunity is everywhere, we just have to take advantage. Many times things don’t happen as planned, but we have to have the patience and persistence to ensure that we move forward in our lives no matter how things unfold. You cannot spend your life looking back. Regret can be a double-edged sword so we have to look forward. You may not change the past but you can most definitely channel the future. You have to do all you can do to keep your eyes looking forward and aiming for the horizon. Don’t look down or you might fall. Don’t look back or you will lose your sense of direction. Look forward to what is coming at you and keep your aim straight and true. We may not always agree with the path our lives are on, but the choice is ours to make the best of it or to change the way things are headed. No one forces us down the road we take, so it is up to us to “dance,” per say, and make the most of the stage we are on. There is a song recorded by Garth Brooks called “The Dance.” I played it during my grandfather’s funeral. For some unknown reason it seemed to fit his life perfectly. The lyrics say something to the effect of, “I could have missed the pain but then I would have missed the dance.” Life is full of struggle, pain, uncertainty and difficult choices. Not every road is paved with smooth black asphalt. There are a lot of potholes along the way. The lyrics continue with something to the effect, “If I had known the way the king would fall I might have changed it all.” If we knew ahead of time how things would transpire, there is no doubt we would do things differently. All any of us can do is the best we can with what we have to work with at that point in time. Some decisions are based on a lot of information and some decisions are based on no information at all. Sometimes we have to fly by the seat of our pants. Regardless, we can go through life with a smile or a frown. We can gripe and complain or we can take a deep breath, hang on and plan for the best.

NOVEMBER 2011 Life is either full of joy or full of pain and if we can look for the joy it is a lot easier to traverse. Navigation through any hardship is best when your outlook is positive and upbeat no matter how hard it is. We make the choice of how we respond and dancing through the pain is a little easier to contend with than the alternative. I am always reminded of Job in the Bible. He was a man who had everything, only to have everything stripped away from him. His life went from being a party, to being no kind of party at all. It certainly wasn’t the party he had hoped for. He didn’t lose his faith and he didn’t quit believing. He just danced right through it and in the end his reward was better that he could have ever expected. He didn’t plan on things turning out the way they did, but he took the music he was given and walked onto the floor. Job made the choice to do the best he could with the song he had been given. He didn’t understand it all but he tried to remain positive and upbeat. Somewhere he knew there was going to be an affirmative action. He might have been a little nervous wondering how it was all going to come down, but he was hanging on with all his might. I heard someone say one time, “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can we be perfected without trials and tribulations.” None of us are perfect, but we can be polished to almost near perfection. It is kind of like a rainstorm. Most people don’t enjoy the thunder and lightning, but it comes with the rain that nourishes and cleanses all that it touches. The rain is the lifeblood and something we need. What is the old saying, “If life hands you lemons make lemonade?” We just have to put up with the rest to get the best. You have to experience the thunderstorm to see the rainbow. Pick up your chin and put a smile on your face. Things are not as bad as you might think. We may not always understand why something happens, but if we trust in ourselves and in God, we will make it through anything. The Bible tells us we can do all things through God. He wants us to be upbeat and positive, dancing our way through every obstacle and proclaiming to the world that there is hope surrounding us. There is music playing and we all have to make the dance our own. What goes around comes around and our positive, encouraging and optimistic attitude will spread to others. Positive motivation and an upbeat attitude are contagious. It will spread to others. We are not perfect; we all make mistakes and we all change lives in some form or fashion. Someone is watching to see if you are dancing. I want to leave you with another quote by author Maria Robinson. She once wrote, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” No matter what has happened before in your life, you can start now, today, and head anywhere you want. Prepare today to dance your way through every single struggle you face. You can be anything and do anything, so make it happen and that is just the way it is......


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SHOOT-OUT FUND UPDATE The Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping is almost over and what a phenomenal year of team roping it has been. The events have been good and the productions the same. During the 2011 season USTRC members have had the opportunity to rope for more than $16,000,000 in cash and prizes at USTRC events from coast to coast. Combine that with an estimated NFTR payout of $4,500,000 and you have a season total payout of well over $20,000,000. That is an astronomical number! For each the past 12 years (1999-2010) the Shoot-Out Fund has soared to more than $1,000,000. This year, the final year of the Shoot-Out Fund, followed suit as it came to rest at a whopping $1,089,900. The Shoot-Out Fund may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean the added money has stopped flowing. For the 2012 season and beyond USTRC will guarantee $1,000,000 added at the National Finals of Team Roping. That’s right ropers, before the first steer of the New Year is released from the Priefert chute a minimum of one million dollars of added money already awaits you. Read more about USTRC’s guarantee and other exciting news about payout changes in 2012 in this issue. The USTRC has some 80 sanctioned events in store for this year and the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping for 2012 is October 20-28, 2012. Be sure you get to an event near you so you can be loaded up on USTRC Flex Earnings when you head to Oklahoma City next year.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Coming next month . . . All the results and stories from the 2011 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping!

USTRC Calendar Plan your next roping event by clicking on the USTRC Calendar at www.ustrc.com. The calendar is filled with great team roping events and is the best way to keep track of where to go. Also don’t forget to put the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping on your agenda for next year. The action will start October 20, 2012 and will run through October 28, 2012.

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BY JOHN FINDLAY

NUMBERS How Much More Can You Win in 2012?

B

y now you have hopefully heard about the significant announcement from USTRC about the guaranteed one million dollars in added money they will begin putting up in 2012 at the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping. In case you haven’t, I encourage you to read about it in this issue before you continue reading this column. . . . OK, You’re back. Quite a deal, eh? The USTRC is guaranteeing at the Finals the money that you, Mr. and Mrs. Roper, used to provide through your 5% per sanctioned roping contributions to the Shoot-Out Fund. This amounts to an incredible pact that USTRC is making with you to insure the future viability of the world’s largest and richest team roping. You are being taken off the hook for the money that USTRC will now, and for the forseeable time to come, supply. You know, if you are like me, the bandying about of the sum of a million dollars sounds real good but just what does all that bandying mean to me. A million dollars sounds really nifty but I didn’t hear anyone say they were going to write ME a check for a million. What am I going to get out of this deal? Well, I am from the USTRC (kind of) and I am here to help you. To recap, there are two major ways in which this announcement impacts you the roper. First, you no longer will be contributing 5% out of the roping gross of every sanctioned roping to the National Finals Shoot-Out Fund. Secondly, with this USTRC million dollar guarantee, the substantial purses that have always been forthcoming at the Finals will not be affected. As far as the second issue is concerned, the yearly December issue of SuperLooper or the USTRC “Results” Web site tab are the best sources for being reminded of the incredible payouts generated at the Cinch National Finals. There is no reason for me to dwell on that

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here. What I am going to dwell on is the how the elimination of ropers’ 5% ShootOut contribution modifies a sanctioned roping payout. The natural thing to assume is, hey, if we ropers are no longer going to contribute 5%, the roping pot should increase by 5%, yes? Well, not exactly. It’s easy to forget that the 5% was taken from the TOTAL roping gross, all the teams multiplied by all the entry fees, whereas the roping pot payout is taken from the roping gross less commission and ShootOut contribution, which is slightly less than 66.6%. So, 5% of the roping gross added back to the 66.6% roping pot ends up adding more than 5% to the roping pot. Take a look at the Table (page 14) to see just how much. I’ve included in the Table two actual ropings from 2011 and have listed their actual payouts. The first roping was the #13 at the Bayou Championships in Kinder, LA in January of 2011 and the second was the #8 PickDraw at the East Texas Championships held in Athens in February. Right next to each roping I have placed a “hypothetical roping”. Hypothetical Roping #1 shows what the payout will be for a #13 roping in 2012 that has the exact same number of teams and entry fee as the Bayou #13. Hypothetical Roping #2 shows what the payout will be for a #8 PickDraw roping in 2012 that has the exact same number of teams and entry fee as the East Texas #8 PickDraw. Let’s start with the Bayou #13. There were 144 teams who paid $200 for a roping gross of $28,800. After producer’s commission and Shoot-Out Fund deductions the Roper’s Pot amounted to $17,832. Checking the official USTRC 2011 Rulebook, we find that a roping with 126 to 250 teams pays two places for overall fast time and the two places are split 60% for first and 40% for second. The Rulebook also

tells us that 5% of the roper’s pot is paid to fast time overall with the remainder (95%) going to the Average. The number of places paid in the Average is also based on the number of teams entered and Rule 7.3.2 shows that 126 to 150 teams pays 7 places in the Average with 6th and 7th place paying 2 times the entry fee. The percentages paid to each place is taken from Rulebook Paragraph 7.3 for the remaining five places (1st - 36%, 2nd - 24%, 3rd - 19%, 4th - 14% and 5th - 7%). The math and the actual payout for the #13 at the Bayou Championships is shown in the table. The winners of the event earned $5,810 (Kyle Salley of Belmont, LA and Cody Hogan of Pelican, LA). Now take a look at Hypothetical Roping #1. This is the payout that will be paid in 2012 assuming the exact same parameters a #13 roping with 144 teams at $200 per team. With no Shoot-Out Fund contribution being made, the roper’s pot increases from $17,832 to $19,580 as $19,580 is 66.6% of the roping gross of $29,400. The column next to the Hypothetical Roping #1 payout is the percent increase from the actual Bayou Championships to this new and improved payout format. You’ll notice that the payout increases from $17,832 to $19,200 which amounts to more than 5%. It is in fact 7.7%. Kyle and Cody may not be too happy with this but if they had won this roping in the 2012 season instead of 2011, they would have won and extra $468, an increase in their purse of 8.1%. Now you can see the impact the new system is going to have on payouts in 2012. Every team that wins this year will be taking home more money than they would have had they won last year with the exception of those who earn alloted multiples of an entry fee. Let’s look at another roping, this time the #8 PickDraw at the East Texas Championships. For these comparisons I have purposely not picked ropings that pay incentives because each roping pot is reduced by the number of incentive teams and including an incentive in these comparisons, with the variability of the number of incentive teams, just muddies the water needlessly. But understand, incentive payouts are not going to change the basic increases you are seeing in these examples. Incentive teams will win a commensurate increase as well. The #8 at Athens was a big roping with 253 teams at CONTINUED ON PAGE14


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$120 per team for a roping gross of $30,360 (253 x $120). After producer’s commission and Shoot-Out Fund deductions the Roper’s Pot amounted to $18,732. Five percent of that, or $936, went to fast time and, according to the Rulebook, a roping with 251 to 375 teams pays three places for fast time overall. Those payouts are in the table. The Average, as per the Rulebook, in a roping with 251 to 300 teams pays 18 places (9th and 10th, 3x’s entry fee - 11th - 18th, 2x’s entry fee). And those payouts are in the table, all determined by the Payout Percentages table in the Rulebook (paragraph 7.5). Moving over to Hypothetical Roping #2, you will see that if this roping had been held under the new payout format, the roper’s pot would have increased from $18,732 to $20,240, an increase of 8.1%. That’s because $20,240 is a

dollars at the Cinch National Finals means winners at this year’s sanctioned events are going to earn more money, plain and simple. And the huge pots at the Finals will not be diminished. And remember, producer’s win in this new scenario as well. They will be earning an additional 1.7% of each roping’s gross. A $200,000 roping, for instance, would mean a gain to a producer of $3,400. That should bring a gleam to a producer’s eye. It looks like everyone’s a winner with this new USTRC plan of action. These examples show you in black and white, what this new USTRC approach is going to mean to you. The numbers here are pretty exciting. The end result is a straightforward and uncomplicated refiguring of the greater amount of dollars winning ropers are going to be paid. The Revolution has begun. ■

flat 66.7% of the roping gross of $30,360, the new and simple calculation for roper’s pot. The East Texas #8 was won by Jordan Parsley (Troup, TX) and Nereo Cardona (Buckholtz, TX), earning $4,548. Had they been winners of our Hypothetical Roping #2, they would have earned an additional $428 amounting to a 9.4% increase in earnings. The percentage increase in all the Average payouts were 9.3% or better with the exception of those that earned a multiple of the entry fee. The fast time overall payouts all increased by 7.7% or more. So there you have two very good examples of how the payouts are going to change in this new and improved 2012 season. Gains of 8%, 9% and 10% are going to be typical. The fact that USTRC is providing and guaranteeing one million

A Roping Event Payout Comparison Pre and Post USTRC One Million Dollar Guarantee

Average

2011 Bayou Championships #13 144 Teams

2012 Hypothetical Roping #1 144 Teams

Percent

Payout

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Percent Increase

2011 East Texas Championships #8 Pick/Draw 253 Teams Average

Percent

2012 Hypothetical Roping #2 253 Teams

Payout

Payout

Percent Increase

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36.0

$5,810

$6,278

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30.0

$4,548

$4,976

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2

24.0

$3,874

$4,186

8.0

2

19.0

$2,880

$3,152

9.4

3

19.0

$3,066

$3,314

8.1

3

13.0

$1,970

$2,156

9.4

4

14.0

$2,260

$2,442

8.0

4

11.0

$1,666

$1,825

9.5

5

7.0

$1,130

$1,221

8.0

5

9.0

$1,364

$1,493

9.5

6

2xEntry

$400

$400

0.0

6

8.0

$1,212

$1,327

9.5

7

2xEntry

$400

$400

0.0

7

6.0

$910

$995

9.3

8

4.0

$606

$664

9.6

9

3xEntry

$360

$360

0.0

10

3xEntry

$360

$360

0.0

11

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

12

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

13

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

14

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

15

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

16

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

17

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

18

2xEntry

$240

$240

0.0

Fast Time

Fast Time $536

$576

7.5

1

50.0

$468

$506

8.1

$356

$384

7.9

2

30.0

$280

$304

8.4

Total Payout

$17,832

$19,200

7.7

Roping Gross

$28,800

$28,800

1

60.0

2

40.0

3

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$188

$202

7.7

Total Payout

$18,732

$20,240

8.1

Roping Gross

$30,360

$30,360

20.0


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GOLD PLUS Hello Ropers,

Hippie Sanchez and Joe Ross Jameson won the Gold Plus roping in their home state of Texas at this year’s Texas Plains Classic. The duo roped four head in 37.46 seconds to collect $4,364 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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truly a spectacular event. I am very excited and happy with the response to the $12,800 added cash to the Gold Plus division at each Regional Finals this year. The Gold Plus payout was the highest payback in any division ever at the Eastern, Lone Star, and Southeast

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Well, the Regional Finals came and went and some of you may be reading this at the Cinch USTRC NFTR. If you are fortunate enough to be in OKC, I hope you are having a great time. If you were not able to attend this year, I hope you can come in the future because it is

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Regional Finals and the highest payback in any division in nine years at the High Plains and Northwest Regional Finals. Thank you Gold Plus members for your continued support. I cannot wait to see how much money will be added next year. USTRC is initiating a major change to the 2012 payout structure that is really exciting! Until now, at all USTRC sanctioned events, a 5% Shoot-Out Fund contribution has been held from every entry fee dollar. The money collected in this fund was added back to the ropers’ pot in the Shoot-Out divisions at the Cinch USTRC NFTR, which constituted well over a 100% payback in most cases. With that said, ropings at Sanctioned events paid back 61.7% cash plus the prizes, which were contributed by

West Coast ropers had their chance to win big with this year’s West Coast Regional Finals. The team of Pedro Perez and Tony Lee Boggs took advantage of their opportunity in the Gold Plus roping, taking the event title home after roping four head in 36.72 seconds. They won $7,442 in cash, trophy leather rope bags, Resistol hats, Tony Lama boots, 3 pair of Cinch or Cruel Girl jeans and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 17


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available in the ropers’ pot at Sanctioned events throughout the year. Between the added money in the Gold Plus division at the Regional Finals and the 2012 payback structure, I am excited for the 2012 roping season. Last month, USTRC sent an email/poll to Gold Plus members asking their opinion on adjusting the format to the Gold Plus division at each Sanctioned event. With the exception of a few format one events, including the Regional Finals, the standard Gold Plus format in 2012 will be $200/team with a 66.7% cash payback. I am interested in knowing if you prefer the current Gold Plus format or if you would like a format of $300/team that pays back 75%. I have had numerous discussions with ropers who told me they enjoy roping for higher entry fees and higher paybacks. By changing the entry fee and payback structure, the cash returned to the roper would essentially increase the

payouts by 69%. The producer would still contribute prizes. Below is a table with a comparison between the two formats based on 100 teams entered. Total Payout - Current G+ Format ($200/team, 66.7% Payback) Proposed G+ Format ($300/team, 75% Payback) $14,963 $8,866 Average $6,413 $3,800 Incentive $1,125 $667 Fast Time If you did not receive the poll by email or you did not participate, please feel free to contact me by phone or email and let me know what you think. I really value your opinion and I definitely do not want to try and fix something that isn’t broken but if there is an opportunity to improve your program, I would like to do it. Thanks for your time and I look forward to visiting with you. ■

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the producer. Starting in November 2012, USTRC will no longer withhold a National Shoot-Out contribution so each Sanctioned event will offer a cash payback of 66.7% plus prizes, which will still be paid for by the producer. You may be asking where the added money to the Cinch NFTR will come from now? That is a great question and I am glad you asked. USTRC will solely provide the money and guarantees a minimum of $1 million annually added to the Cinch NFTR. USTRC has set the standard in the industry for years and this is more proof of its continuing commitment toward the betterment of the sport. There are two great ways to view this decision. First, the added money in the National Shoot-Outs will be “true” added money, as it will not be withheld from the USTRC events anymore. Second, since the National Shoot-Out fund has typically hovered around the $1 million mark, there will be approximately $1 million more cash

The Canyon, Texas team of Coy Whitson and Joe Hughes made their trip to Colorado a success after winning the Gold Plus roping at the Southern Colorado Classic. They wrapped things up with a fourhead total of 34.79 seconds to win $3,020 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 18 / NOVEMBER 2011


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The Will Rogers Classic, was a great event for the team of Tyler Wyrick of Oklahoma and Nathan Enyart of Missouri. They won the Gold Plus roping with a four-head total of 33.45 seconds and checks worth $2,720 for their efforts. They also received trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

TGlen Raupe from Kansas teamed up with Dale Martin from Tennessee to win the Gold Plus roping at the Kansas Championships held in Valley Center, Kansas. They roped four head in 33.60 seconds to win $2,998 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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On The Gain he main difference between a high level header and a lower number header is that the professional header can rope on the gain, and the lower number header needs to rate and match the speed of the steer before he ropes. Actually, most high-level headers prefer to rope on the approach because their hands are free to follow through and not busy pulling on the horse. I have documented a series of pictures here designed to help any header at any level get better at roping on the gain. A couple of things must happen for you to develop Photo 2 into the header you want to be. The first thing to notice in the series of pictures is that I keep my coils pointed to the steer’s head throughout the run. Also notice that you must teach yourself to deliver over the top of your left hand, and not move it over when you rope. When you approach the steer, as you get closer keep your body open to the steer and the horns between your hands. These pictures were taken at a trot, but start at a walk and build up to a slow run. This will make you start to read your range and start to get ready to rope faster. Also, you can do the same drill and throw a coil or two as you come forward, and widen a little as you deliver. Most amateur rodeo guys will drop away or duck when they reach. But the pros can reach, and they keep coming forward, up, and out when they reach.

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Take a good look at my left hand throughout the run. Look at my left hand in every picture. This is the key to controlling your horse and your rope distance. Email me and tell me how this lesson goes (rickey@powerteamroping.com). Your Friend,

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The New USTRC

2012 and What is Coming

by Ben Clements

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here has been a lot of talk about the USTRC and what is coming for 2012. Some of the rumors are true and some are just that, rumors. So here is what you, as a team roper, can count on for 2012 from The New USTRC. The theme for the 2012 season is tied in with the United States of America and the Declaration of Independence. The USTRC is also in a state where it can revolutionize the sport of team roping and do some things that have never been done before. Just like the United States of America establishing its independence from Great Britain and then venturing out on its own, the USTRC is going where no one else has gone before. Undoubtedly the most revolutionary thing that will happen in 2012 is that the USTRC will guarantee at least $1 Million added to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR). In years past there has been that much money and more,

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but it came from the Shoot-Out Fund. In other words, it came from the ropers and producers contributions at Sanctioned events throughout the year. In 2012 that money will no longer come from you, it is guaranteed by USTRC. By USTRC not taking the Shoot-Out fee and with a full two-thirds of the pot being paid back to the roper, that also means that an estimated $1 Million will be paid back at USTRC Sanctioned events throughout the year. Without a doubt, this is revolutionary because it is something that has never been done before. Get ready, because you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to add some much needed cash to your pockets. “The 2012 season marks a historic juncture in USTRC history as we continue our quest to provide greater value to our members,” said USTRC President Kirk Bray. “Now, ropers who cannot attend the Cinch NFTR won’t see their money siphoned off to an event he or she cannot attend. The NFTR will remain intact with the enormous cash purses and nominal entry fees that have made the NFTR the preeminent team roping year after year.”

With the correlation to the United States of America and the Declaration of Independence, one thing you will notice is the new look of the USTRC Sanctioned event ads. The fonts, the colors and the graphics all tie into that theme. The USTRC is proud to be American and proud to offer the same opportunities for its members. The heart and soul of the USTRC is the membership. The organization is for the ropers, by the ropers and of the ropers. You as a member are an integral part of what is happening and where the USTRC is headed. Another newsworthy item that involves the USTRC, you and the sport of team roping is the fact that USTRC and the World Series of Team Roping have reached an agreement to unite under one classification system. First of all, to squash any rumors, the USTRC and WSTR have not merged. The USTRC has not purchased WSTR or visa versa, WSTR has not purchased USTRC. The two organizations have just united their classifications. Team ropers will only have to worry about one classification card and one National Classification number — TRIAD. This will simplify things for ropers and help to unite the sport. The World Series of Team Roping will use the TRIAD Classification system and will honor USTRC memberships. However, for those of you who do not wish to be a part of USTRC or to purchase a USTRC membership, WSTR will still have memberships available, but the classifications will be managed by the TRIAD system. What that means in plain English is that your number will be the same in both associations.


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In the agreement with WSTR, USTRC members will be able to count up to $30,00 in earnings for a placing at a WSTR event. These earnings can be used to qualify for USTRC Regional and National Shoot-Outs. The agreement with the WSTR will go into effect on January 2, 2012. This is a good deal for the sport and certainly a better service to ropers and producers alike. As you can see the team roping Revolution is here and we welcome you to the USTRC and the United States of Opportunity. In 2011, there was a lot going on. Despite the uncertain economy and troubled world affairs, the sport of team roping and the USTRC in 2011 has fared better than most expected. In fact, more than $20 Million was paid out during the 2011 season to USTRC members. Four and a half million of those dollars were paid out at the Cinch NFTR. In 2012, those

numbers have the opportunity to grow to even more astronomical levels. Join the USTRC and the team roping Revolution. The USTRC is going places and they want you to jump on board

and come along. The organization is all about providing opportunities for team ropers and for the betterment of the sport. It is time to make a move so come on and be a part of the New USTRC. â– 


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West Coast Regional Finals

Cruel Girl Champion – Cathie Twisselman

Cathy Twisselman with partner and husband, Rowly Twisselman, #10 Shoot-Out champions at the West Coast Regionals

By Ben Clements

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he West Coast Regional Finals in Paso Robles, California is a great roping and one that folks on the West Coast enjoy. One person who is always present at the event is Cathie Twisselman from Santa Margarita, California. This year she had a stellar event and ended up being the Cruel Girl Champion of the roping. “The West Coast Regionals is a really good roping because it pays good and always runs good,” said Twisselman. “The USTRC does good and they have a very high standard for their events and they stick to that. You always have a fair chance to compete and I like the whole package that USTRC has to offer to ropers. That is why we go to USTRC events and why we enjoy the West Coast Regionals so much.” Twisselman began her quest in the #15 ShootOut where she teamed up with her son, Caleb to win fourth in the Average with a time of 48.19 seconds on five steers. Although she didn’t receive any cash for her efforts the finish set the stage for her weekend. In the #12 Shoot-Out she and her nephew, Sterling Twisselman finished third place in the Average. “Sterling and I rope quite a bit together,” said Twisselman. “In fact, our whole family ropes together a lot. One thing about our family is that we stick together and rope together through thick and thin. We can always count on each other.” The team was 37.37 seconds on four and earned 24 / NOVEMBER 2011

$1,189 each for the placing. From there it only got better. In the #10 Shoot-Out, she and her husband, Rowly finished the roping with a time of 40.50 seconds on four steers. That time placed them first place in the Average. “One thing about Rowly and I is that we always stick together. We have been married for 38 years and we are still going and still roping together,” said Twisselman. “Who says you can’t rope with your husband or wife. We do it all the time and it works out just fine.” The victory earned the team $8,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. That was the move that placed Cathie on top and in the number one position of the West Coast Cruel Girl race. “I really like the saddle I won,” said Twissleman. “Right now it is in the house and is on display.” The title of Cruel Girl Champion at the West Coast Regional Finals earned Twisselman a $750 cash bonus, her entry fee paid to the Cruel Girl Championships at the 2011 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping, and a plaque to hang on her wall. A couple of things are for sure about Twisselman, she is a tough team roping competitor and she will certainly be mounted on a great horse. She was proud of her victories and is excited to be a part of the USTRC. “One thing about the USTRC is that they bend over backwards for the cowboys and cowgirls and I really enjoy and appreciate that because not every organization out there does that,” concluded Twisselman. ■


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HORSE HEALTH

RABIES IN HORSES

By Heather Smith Thomas

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abies is one of the most feared diseases because it can occur in all warm-blooded animals and is always fatal. It is caused by a virus that affects the nervous system, and is transmitted by the saliva of an infected animal—usually via a bite or by saliva coming into contact with mucous membranes (such as the eye) or an opening in the skin. This is an uncommon disease in horses and cattle but occurs sporadically in these species when wildlife cases increase, with more opportunities for exposure. Kristy Bradley, Public Health Veterinarian (Oklahoma) says rabies is a challenging and interesting disease because it can be so different from one region to another—in number of cases and in species of wildlife most affected. There are several variants or strains of the disease, each of which occur most frequently in a certain species (bats, skunks, raccoon, fox and other canine variants, etc.). In the United States, rabies infection usually occurs in specific geographic areas and

transmission is generally within a certain species, with occasional spillover to other species and surrounding areas. “In states like Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and other plains states where there is skunk rabies, we tend to see it more rabid cattle and horses, compared to other regions of the country. If you have susceptible animals (horses and livestock) in proximity with an animal population such as skunks that can become rabid, there is always the opportunity for interaction,” she explains. The skunks are already there, often wandering through the pastures and barnyards, so there is more chance of exposure to rabies. “Outbuildings or barns make perfect habitat for skunks. Many farmers and ranchers report that they have a den of skunks under a building, and there’s a food source (rodents, feed, pet food, etc.) so it makes a perfect spot for skunks. They can co-exist with domestic animals but if there’s rabies in the skunk population it becomes a potential hazard,” she says. Dr. Carolyn MacAllister, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Oklahoma State University, says this disease goes in cycles in

One Horse Owner’s Experience Vicki Eliot of Amarillo, Texas, had the tragic experience of losing a filly to rabies in June 2011. “I’m 57 years old, I’ve had horses all my life, and I’d never heard of a horse having rabies. We never gave rabies shots to horses when I was growing up,” she says. “My yearling was in a box stall so I don’t think anything could have come in and bitten her. Maybe she stuck her head out and something bit her on the

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nose,” says Eliot. “I got off work on a Saturday and went to feed her and she was eating, but when I ran my hand along her back and across her rump she sunk down like it really hurt. I didn’t see anything wrong so I got her out of the stall and walked her around to check her better. She grazed a little and I petted her and put her back in the stall.” The next morning, the filly was down and couldn’t get up. “I thought maybe she was colicky. Then she started kicking her hind feet and couldn’t get her feet under her. So we called the vet, and the first thing he asked was if she’d had rabies shots. He gave her some medication and she got up. Then she went back down that

night (Sunday), and we put her down Monday night. The vet did an autopsy and sent the brain, and the test came back positive for rabies,” says Eliot. “My filly didn’t get mean or aggressive; she just couldn’t get up. She was kicking and thrashing in circles, beating her head on the ground, so we euthanized her. Then I had to take the rabies shots because I tried to feed her. I’d also held her head up so she could drink. She was still drinking and eating right up till the last.” This is unusual, because most horses have trouble eating and drinking. Rabies in horses can be very confusing when trying to diagnose the problem, because symptoms can be so varied. Eliot’s veterinarian wasn’t sure it was rabies until after the test came back, because the filly wasn’t acting like a rabies case. In most situations the animal is unable to swallow. “The main reason we put her down was because her back legs weren’t working and she couldn’t get up. She was scraped and bloody from trying, and scared. She was hurting herself, so we put her down.”


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wildlife populations. “For awhile we may see high numbers of cases and then it drops in subsequent years because there is a die-off of animals. Eventually it comes back up again.” She recommends that all horse owners vaccinate their horses against rabies. It’s an inexpensive vaccine, and good insurance, especially since this is a zoonotic disease and you could get it from your horse,” she says. Rabies in horses is not typical of what we usually think of in terms of symptoms, like you’d see in a dog or cat. A horse may be just dull and not eating or drinking. “Horses with rabies may look like they have colic, or may just appear lame. We had a horse come in here with a concurrent respiratory disease, and people were exposed because at first we didn’t realize the horse had rabies. This horse had pneumonia, but was also showing neurological signs, so the owner didn’t pick up on it,” she says. “What I have observed in rabid animals is inability to swallow and in some cases the animal appears to be choked. You go to pass a stomach tube and it goes right down, so you get an endoscope to check things further and there’s no blockage and the trachea is

Eliot had to take the full course of post-exposure rabies vaccinations and the veterinarian had to have two shots. “He’d already had the vaccination so he only needed the boosters. A couple people were helping me with the filly, however, and they had to take the shots, too,” she says. The filly was boarding with two other horses. “I don’t know if she got the rabies at that farm, or where I moved her from, three months earlier. I never saw any marks on her—no cuts, no bites.” There were a lot of rabies cases in skunks in that region but Eliot was never sure what bit her filly. “I suppose it’s my fault because I never vaccinated her for rabies. Most of us neglect to give the shots because we don’t think it will ever happen to us. It’s too late for my filly, but a lot of people here vaccinated their horses because of what happened to my horse. So one good thing did come out of this— because most people were not vaccinating. If my experience saved someone else’s horse, then I’m glad for that. Hopefully it helped somebody.”

Distribution of Major Terrestrial Reservoirs of Rabies in the United States

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The virus uses the nerve pathways in the body to travel toward the brain. The infected animal does not show signs of disease until the virus gets to the brain, where it multiplies and causes neurological problems. Once it reaches the brain, the virus can then be shed into the salivary and nasal secretions, enabling that animal to transmit the disease to other animals. How long this takes, from exposure to signs of illness, varies from case to case, depending on where the susceptible animal was bitten (or contacted the saliva of a rabid animal). A bite on the face (or saliva contact with the eyes) would take less incubation time than a bite on the lower leg, because the virus would not have to travel so far to get to the brain. “If the owner didn’t know their animal was bitten, they might not know there is a problem until the animal starts showing signs of rabies. In most cases, it was caused by an unrecognized attack from a rabid wild animal. The owner is suddenly dealing with the outcome of that encounter—the disease developing in their horse, cow or calf,” says Bradley. “Vaccination of all horses is important. We also see human exposures when people are working with cattle, like FFA and 4-H animals. Any cattle that have much contact with humans should also be vaccinated. There are two purposes in providing rabies vaccination to animals. One is to protect their health and prevent development of the disease, but just as important is to provide a safety buffer for humans,” she explains. “Humans are rarely exposed to rabies through wild animals, but we do see a lot of human exposure when they have domestic animals—pets or livestock— that become rabid. People have to go through the post-exposure vaccinations if they are truly exposed to saliva from a rabid horse or cow,” she says. “If you see a skunk, fox, raccoon or coyote chasing your animals, or see a group of cattle or s s

fine and you realize this is rabies! You hope you wore gloves!” A horse may show quite a range of clinical signs. There is nothing you can • Mortality, Theft & Colic Surgery do to treat an animal once Expense Included it has rabies, so it’s best • Horse Owner just to vaccinate,” says Liability MacAllister. This year in • Rural Home & Texas there was a dramatic Ranch Owners Insurance increase in rabies cases in • Horse Event Liability wildlife and also in • Immediate Binders unvaccinated domestic animals—possibly due to Special Rates the drought and the fact that more wild for USTRC Members animals were moving closer to cities, farms and ranches in attempts to find food and water, putting them in direct contact with horses, livestock and pets. Dr. Jason Turner, Extension Horse LIVESTOCK INS. Specialist, New Mexico State University, SERVICES, INC . says there have been several cases of P.O. Box 1292 CR VSA Terrell, TX 75160 rabies in his state so far this year, IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D including a horse in Eddy County in Contact: southeastern New Mexico,” he says. The sick horse was taken to a Texas veterinary facility for treatment, before w w w. L C I h o r s e . c o m anyone realized it had rabies. “Family LCIhorse@aol.com members and the veterinary staff where the horse was treated were all exposed to the infectious saliva—so 3 people in New Mexico and several members of the veterinary staff in Texas had to have the rabies vaccine to protect them from developing rabies,” says Turner. Any time someone is examining or treating a horse where rabies might be even a remote possibility, they should wear gloves to prevent direct contact with saliva. “Just getting a drop of saliva from a rabid animal on intact skin is not sufficient to transmit the virus,” says Bradley. “You need a break in the skin and it has to be a very fresh, open wound or cut that’s less than 24 hours old. It has to penetrate into the tissues enough to come into contact with a nerve. This virus does not spread in the bloodstream. It spreads along the nerves. It must first get into the subcutaneous tissue—usually through a bite, but sometimes through a fresh break in the skin. If the saliva containing the virus gets into that open tissue, it may be sufficient for virus particles to latch onto a tiny nerve ending. Then the virus has to multiply for a period of time before it starts to ascend along the nerve,” says Bradley.

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horses out in the pasture all spooked, or a curious calf or horse walking up to a wild animal that’s acting strangely, precautions should be taken at that point. If you think your animal has had possible exposure to a rabid animal, consult with your veterinarian and manage that exposure (treat/quarantine the animal) rather than risk development of disease,” says Bradley. “Hopefully it’s a vaccinated animal. Even if you have a horse that’s current on its vaccinations as part of your preventative medicine protocol, if you see an encounter with a skunk, it is important to give the horse a booster vaccination to create more antibodies. This will help neutralize any virus that may have gotten into the body,” she says. Cattle and sheep can also be vaccinated annually to protect them from rabies. Recently the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) has included rabies in their list of core vaccines, recommended for all horses— regardless of their location and use. “It’s very cheap insurance, versus having to take the treatments if a person was

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ou can not only feel it on your skin but you can smell it in the air. It is the smart crisp coolness of the approaching winter. Perhaps that’s why the Horseman’s Arena in Albuquerque is such a good place to spend a weekend roping. It will be a day filled with all that team roping is, coupled with all the hospitality the Land of Enchantment has to offer. The Duke City Classic will take place November 25 - 27 and it will be a culmination of all Kenny Zamora has to offer ropers. The roping is a brand new USTRC Sanctioned event and one that will fit into the USTRC schedule nicely. The facility is roper-friendly, the roping will be well run and the weekend in Albuquerque will spark the imagination. The roping will, of course, feature the USTRC’s new payout structure with a full two-thirds of the roping pot being paid back to the ropers. There is no longer a Shoot-Out fee being taken out at the Sanctioned events and the USTRC is guaranteeing that $1 million will be added to the 2012 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. That means opportunity everywhere and ropers can really win big. The true Southwest awaits every roper in Albuquerque. Ropers and their families can immerse themselves in a rich culture and heritage rooted in centuries of history. Visitors can soak up blue skies and sunshine and breath the high desert air with the pale hint of sage and pinionas as they participate in the Duke City Classic. In a heartbeat ropers will come to understand exactly why Albuquerque is an awesome destination for USTRC ropers. Whether you are interested in the diversity of cultures, the history, the shopping, the entertainment or just the roping, Albuquerque offers a taste of delight for even the most difficult palettes. Good food, ample lodging and excellent entertainment and fun add to the positive vibes of the weekend. It doesn’t matter what your flavor is, you can experience it in Albuquerque. You will certainly want to take the opportunity to get your fill of green chili and some authentic New Mexican cuisine. The enjoyable weather, the facility and the talents of the crew that Kenny Zamora brings on board makes the Duke City Classic a roping of choice going into the cool November calendar. Do not miss all Albuquerque has to offer but more so do not miss the Duke City Classic. Mark your calendar because it is a weekend you do not want to forget. The payout will be awesome and there will be some great prizes up for grabs.

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

Jade Corkill

Over the past two months, the Priefert US Open Tour Header standings have become a four-man race. Luke Brown took advantage of the Regional Finals, where the points are doubled, to catapult to the lead with 103 points going into the Cinch USTRC National Finals. Clay Tryan is close behind Brown with 97 points and within striking distance are Chad Masters and Cory Kidd with 83 and 77 points, respectively. Significant to the outcome of the final Tour standings is the Priefert US Open Championships where the points are tripled. Anyone of these four headers has the chance to become the next Open Tour Champion and cash in on the $10,000 year-end bonus.

Going into the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping two of the best heelers in the world are vying for the Priefert US Open Tour Heeler title. Jade Corkill, the reigning US Open Tour Champion and US Open Champion remains in the lead with 114 points. Close behind with 95 points is World Champion Heeler Patrick Smith. The final tour event, the US Open Championships, is worth triple points so after a year-long race the Tour title worth $10,000 comes down to USTRC’s biggest stage and most prestigious event. Still within reach of the runner up prize of $5,000 are world class ropers Martin Lucero with 82 points, and 2009 Tour Champion Cory Petska with 81 points.

1. Luke S. Brown ..............103 2. Clay B. Tryan ................97 3. Chad W. Masters...........83 4. Cory W. Kidd V .............77 5. Derrick J. Begay ...........66 6. Jerritt L. Varner ............62 7. Clay O. Smith................48 8. Charly B. Crawford .......45 9. Casey E. Adams ............41 10. Andrew E. Ward..........40 11. Gable Hilderbrand ......39 12. Matt Sherwood...........37 13. Kelsey Parchman ........37 14. Kaston Will Peavy .......37 15. Travis J. Tryan .............34

16. Quincy Kueckelhan .....34 17. Cody McMinn .............34 18. Cale D. Markham ........33 19. Speed Williams...........33 20. Chris T. Lawson...........32 21. Cale D. Markham ........32 22. Eric Flurry ..................32 23. Brandon M. Beers.......32 24. Lee K. Hagler..............30 25. Kaleb E. Driggers .......30 26. Austin W. Nettleship....30 27. Jake Wager.................30 28. Blake H. Hughes .........29 29. Jesse R. Harville .........29 30. Dustin Morgan............28

1. Jade R. Corkill ..............114 2. Patrick A. Smith ...........95 3. Martin Lucero...............82 4. Cory Petska ..................81 5. Travis L. Graves ............69 6. Todd Wilson ..................59 7. Travis L. Graves ............54 8. Zak R. Dobbins.............51 9. Adam G. Plyler .............48 10. Kory Koontz ...............47 11. Nick Rowland .............45 12. Brandon J. Gonzales....45 13. Riley K. Pedro.............44 14. Jake Smith .................43 15. Brad D. Culpepper ......38

16. Cole Bigbee................37 17. Jim R. Cooper.............36 18. Kinney Dale Harrell ....36 19. Tom Bourne ................35 20. Brady Norman ............34 21. Britt W. Bockius .........32 22. Justin W. Davis ...........32 23. Chase R. Tryan............31 24. Jhett E. Johnson..........31 25. Nick V. Kent ................30 26. Cody S. Hogan............30 27. Joe R. Smith ...............29 28. Rich Skelton...............29 29. George Eldridge..........29 30. Mitch T. Murray...........29

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. 38 / NOVEMBER 2011


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1. $30,671 2. 24,299 3. 22,470 4. 19,940 5. 16,000 6. 16,000 7. 15,027 8. 14,308 9. 14,020 10. 13,394 11. 12,587

40 / NOVEMBER 2011

Wrapping up the season prior to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping, Rebecca Neuhaus of Huntsville, Texas has taken a solid lead in the Cruel Girl Standings. She has added an additional $2,000 and some change over the last month to give her a cushioned lead of more then $6,000 over fellow Texan, Jackie Hobbs. Tish Luke from Florida rounds out the top three but, like Hobbs, has remained stagnant in the team roping earnings department over the past month. Both Luke and Hobbs will have to rope-up at the Cinch NFTR to make up ground if they want to take home the coveted title of 2011 Cruel Girl Champion. However, Neuhaus will no doubt be in attendance with plenty of chances to 12. 12,407 Jayme R. Marcrum Springtown, TX insure she wins this year’s 13. 12,325 Diane P. Schieltz Somis, CA title and all of the goodies 14. 12,192 Amber Pate Buffalo, TX that go along with it! 15. 12,175 Alison E. Grantham Creston, CA 16. 12,009 Tammy White Los Osos, CA 17. 11,960 Lari Dee Guy Abilene, TX 18. 11,550 Jordan Jo Fabrizio Pueblo, CO 19. 11,305 Haley L. Kolle Cuero, TX Rebecca A Neuhaus Huntsville, TX 20. 10,955 Kelly D. Hicks Sonora, TX Jackie L. Hobbs Stephenville, TX 21. 10,456 Kelly Coats Wall, TX Tish T. Luke Yeehaw Junction, FL 22. 9,820 Debbie K. Garrison Weatherford, TX Barrie L. Smith Stephenville, TX 23. 9,742 Brittany M. Tirpak Dunnellon, FL Lori L. Ireland Mountain Home, ID 24. 9,375 Tammy L. Lewis Queen Creek, AZ Tracie Saunders Homedale, ID 25. 9,053 Tina R. Godfrey Las Animas, CO CR VSA 26. 8,741IN HOUSE CRX’D AZ Debbie P. Fabrizio Pueblo, CO Janet L. PROOF Mickelson Flagstaff, Amy Younger Fort Scott, KS 27. 8,722 Sky S. Parmer Chireno, TX Annette K. Hinkle Tularosa, NM 28. 7,912 Jacque L. Woolman Dayton, TX Jaymee Roach Stephenville, TX 29. 7,870 Jimmi Jo Montera Greeley, CO Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL 30. 7,864 Lorraine Moreno Mathis, TX


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West Coast Regional Finals The West Coast Regional Finals made the move into September and it was a positive change for the event. Team ropers converged on the event to try their hand at some excellent USTRC team roping. Roping Gross ~ $247,040 Cash Payout ~ $197,055 Prizeline ~ $43,966

PHOTOS COURTESY OF OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Return to Roper ~ 97.6%

Open Danny L. Leslie (San Miguel, CA) / Dugan C. Kelly (Paso Robles, CA), 46.43 on 5, $4,000

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anny Leslei from San Miguel, California and Dugan Kelly from Paso Robles, California were the second high team back in the Open Division. They were 7.24 seconds in the short round and finished the roping with a time of 46.43 seconds on five steers. That gave them first place and earned them $4,000, trophy leather rope bags and 20 points for the US Open Tour. Second place went to Sean Pascoe and Denny Watkins. Pascoe and Watkins also won the Incentive Average. Third place was Cody Mora and Caleb Twisselman. The #15 Preliminary was next on the agenda. Rand and Ethan Cory from Hico, Texas were the high team back. They finished the roping with a time of 33.98 seconds on four steers and won first place in the Average. Second place went to Sean Pascoe and Denny Watkins and third place was Corey Fitze and Adam Fitze. The team of Lane Santos Karney and Jordan Ketscher were third call to the short round, but they took the lead after making a run of 5.86 seconds in the short round. Their fivesteer total was 41.28 seconds. The win paid them $4,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Danny Leslie and Dillon Wingereid and third place was Dugan Kelly and Frankie Martinez. Dalton Pearce from San Luis Obispo, California teamed up with Derek Hee from Pismo Beach, California to win the Average of the #13 Preliminary. They were 35.86 seconds on four steers to win $1,290, trophy leather rope bags and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Pam Wilken and Corban Livingston and third place went to Scot Hutchins and Danny Leslie. Dillon Wingereid from Santa Ynez, California was the heeler


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#15 Shoot-Out Lane Santos Karney (Creston, CA) / Jordan J. Ketscher (Squaw Valley, CA), 41.28 on 5, $4,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#15 Preliminary Rand M. Cory (Hico, TX) / Ethan Cory (Hico, TX), 33.98 on 4, $798 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

Perez from Castaic, California and Angel Crosthwaite from Heppner, Oregon were the high team back and after a run of 9.31 seconds on their final steer, their four-steer average of 36.14 seconds was first place. They took home $8,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Larry Carter and Paul Freed and third place went to Cathie and Sterling Twisselman. The second day of the West Coast Regional Finals began with the Gold Plus Division. The team of Pedro Perez and Tony Lee Boggs were second call back to the short round. After a run of 9.93 seconds on their final steer they went to the lead of the roping with a time of 36.72 seconds on four

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steers. They stayed right in that position and won the Average. They took home trophy leather rope bags, $7,442, Resistol hats, Tony Lama boots, Cinch jeans and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Mary Stubblefield and Jason Boegle and third place went to Brian Anderson and David Gill. The Incentive winners were Kullen Burk and Rick Rader. They won trophy Gist buckles, Classic Equine rope bags, ESP saddle pads, Classic Equine top load hay bags,

$3,986, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Larry Carter from Chualar, California and Justin Farr from Salinas, California teamed up to win the Average in the #11 Preliminary. They were the high team back and finished the roping with a time of 38.09 seconds on four steers. The win paid them $1,804, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Carter and Farr also won the Incentive Average. Second place was Dale Gibson and John Richardson. The third

Flex Earnings — WEST COAST REGIONAL FINALS From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Awarded a Total of 1,217,000 Flex Earnings Justin D. Farr ................Salinas, CA...................$28,000 Scott W. Hutchins ..........San Miguel, CA.............$26,000 Dillon J. Wingereid ........Santa Ynez, CA .............$23,000 Tristan Ruffoni ..............Arroyo Grande, CA ........$23,000 Walt E. Scott ................Canyon Country, CA ......$23,000 Corban M. Livingston ....El Paso, TX....................$22,000 Gary Gist ......................Placerville, CA ..............$21,000 Kullen S. Burk ..............Atascadero, CA .............$21,000 Adam Fitze....................Hydesville, CA ..............$20,000 Pam C. Wilken ..............Templeton, CA ..............$20,000 Manuel P. Jorge..............Santa Maria, CA ...........$19,000 Angel T. Crosthwaite ......Heppner, OR.................$18,000 Lisa Duncan ..................Nipomo, CA..................$17,000 Ryan M. Hageman ........Nipomo, CA..................$17,000 Steve Freed ..................Beverly Hills, CA ...........$17,000 Derrek N. Hee ..............Pismo Beach, CA ..........$16,000 Pedro Perez ..................Castaic, CA...................$16,000 Robbie Litton ................Shreveport, LA..............$16,000 David C. Bowen ............Paso Robles, CA............$15,000 Jason Boegle ................Fernley, NV...................$15,000 Shawn D. Howell ..........Castaic, CA...................$15,000 Dean Drosos..................Gilbert, AZ....................$14,000 Janet L. Mickelson..........Flagstaff, AZ .................$14,000 Larry D. Carter ..............Chualar, CA ..................$14,000 Alison E. Grantham........Creston, CA ..................$13,000 Doug P. Kaba ................Paso Robles , CA...........$13,000 John E. Richardson ........Canyon Country, CA ......$13,000 Mark W. Etter ................Phoenix, AZ..................$13,000 Ryan T. Southwick ..........Santa Maria, CA ...........$13,000 Caleb C. Twisselman ......Santa Margarita, CA......$12,000 Dalton R. Pearce............San Luis Obispo, CA......$12,000 Keith A. Thornton ..........Talmage, CA.................$12,000 Matt L. Schieltz..............Somis, CA ....................$12,000 Norman Witt..................Oroville, CA..................$12,000 Chris Smith ..................Gilbert, AZ....................$11,000 Danny L. Leslie..............San Miguel, CA.............$11,000 Dennis P. Fitze ..............Hydesville, CA ..............$11,000 Mary E. Stubblefield ......Taft, CA........................$11,000 Red St. Clair..................Denair, CA....................$11,000 Ben Bub Mays ..............Blythe, CA....................$10,000 Brian Anderson..............Kamuela, HI .................$10,000 Tony Lee Boggs ............Auga Dulce, CA ............$10,000 Ty Yost ..........................Billings, MT ..................$10,000 Austin Condit ................Pleasanton, CA ...............$9,000 Bud H. Stubblefield........Taft, CA..........................$9,000 Buddy Simmons ............Oakdale, CA ...................$9,000 Cliff T. Hyder ..................Springville, CA................$9,000 Jane Peltzer ..................Terra Bella, CA ...............$9,000 Jill E. Johnson ................New Cuyama, CA............$9,000 Ryan Browder ..............San Luis Obispo, CA........$9,000 Sean R. Pascoe..............Terra Bella, CA ...............$9,000 Andy L. Holcomb ..........San Juan Bautista, CA.....$8,000 Bob Barton ..................Winslow, AZ....................$8,000 Corey Fitze ....................Hydesville, CA ................$8,000 Danny J. Fleming ..........Santa Maria, CA .............$8,000 Dave Carlson ................Davis, CA .......................$8,000 Dean Rappa ..................Acton, CA .......................$8,000

Denny Watkins ..............Bakersfield, CA ...............$8,000 Doug W. Lester ..............Cayucos, CA ...................$8,000 Eddie Watkins................Taft, CA..........................$8,000 Erik Wayne Pybas ..........Lompoc, CA....................$8,000 Lane T. Lowry ................Bakersfield, CA ...............$8,000 Norm T. Schieltz ............Moorpark, CA .................$8,000 Paul Freed ....................Morgan, UT ....................$8,000 Pete L. Mickelson ..........Flagstaff, AZ ...................$8,000 Rick K. Rader ................Kagel Canyon, CA...........$8,000 Tee M. Lewis ................Los Banos, CA ................$8,000 Chris Magdaleno............Perris, CA .......................$7,000 Chris Stafford ................Santa Clarita, CA ............$7,000 Ethan Cory....................Hico, TX..........................$7,000 Jim Shipman ................Imperial, CA ...................$7,000 Rand M. Cory ................Hico, TX..........................$7,000 Scott A. Perez ................Castaic, CA.....................$7,000 Sterling C. Twisselman ....San Luis Obispo, CA........$7,000 Thomas N. Terkelsen ......Yuma, AZ .......................$7,000 Fallon J. Avery................Aromas, CA ....................$6,000 Franky J. Martinez ..........Shandon, CA ..................$6,000 Greg M. Estrada ............Santa Rosa, CA...............$6,000 Kelsey C. Bengoa ..........Elk Grove, CA .................$6,000 Mike D. Hannon ............Westmorland, CA ............$6,000 Tony Jungk ....................Woodlake, CA.................$6,000 Bob Nilmeyer ................San Martin, CA ...............$5,000 Byron K. Gibbs ..............Cornville, AZ...................$5,000 Clint R. Pearce ..............San Luis Obispo, CA........$5,000 Dale A. Sellers ..............Twentynine Palms, CA .....$5,000 Dale Gibson ..................Sunland, CA ...................$5,000 Jeff G. Nielsen ..............San Ramon, CA ..............$5,000 Keith Coleman ..............Morgan Hill, CA ..............$5,000 Reed W. Rider................Wellton, AZ.....................$5,000 Ron L. Hognestad ..........Hopland, CA...................$5,000 Tim D. Peltzer ................Terra Bella, CA ...............$5,000 Ali Hannon ....................Westmorland, CA ............$4,000 Bo J. Beam....................San Martin, CA ...............$4,000 Dane Lybbert Browning Coyote, CA .....................$4,000 Darrick I. Hoskins ..........Salinas, CA.....................$4,000 Gary D. Nilmeyer ..........San Martin, CA ...............$4,000 Guy O. Payne ................Ruidoso, NM...................$4,000 Joe C. Battaglia ............Paso Robles , CA ............$4,000 Jordan J. Ketscher ..........Squaw Valley, CA.............$4,000 Kevin Pascoe ................Bakersfield, CA ...............$4,000 Larry T. McGrady ............Hollister, CA ...................$4,000 Les P. Wideman..............Hickman, CA ..................$4,000 Mike Qualls ..................Hico, TX..........................$4,000 Mitch Brown..................Strathmore, CA...............$4,000 Neal Williams ................Palmdale, CA..................$4,000 Pat E. Molnar ................Cayucos, CA ...................$4,000 Roy D. McGuire ............Ceres, CA .......................$4,000 Scott M. Gulley ..............Oakdale, CA ...................$4,000 Skip Stansbury ..............Oakdale, CA ...................$4,000 Theresa Paulmann ........Terra Bella, CA ...............$4,000 Travis W. Rich ................San Luis Obispo, CA........$4,000 Tyler Ishman..................Phelan, CA .....................$4,000 Wade E. Allen................Suisun City, CA ...............$4,000

Adam J. Teixeira ............Nipomo, CA....................$3,000 Alan Lewis ....................Templeton, CA ................$3,000 Amanda Perez ..............Castaic, CA.....................$3,000 Blake D. Hirdes..............Turlock, CA.....................$3,000 C. R. Wilken ..................Templeton, CA ................$3,000 Clint White ....................Shandon, CA ..................$3,000 Cody M. Golding............Atascadero, CA ...............$3,000 David Gill......................Madera CA .....................$3,000 Diane Schieltz ..............Somis, CA ......................$3,000 Don J. Lewis ..................King City, CA ..................$3,000 Dugan C. Kelly ..............Paso Robles, CA..............$3,000 Glenn J. Teixeira ............Nipomo, CA....................$3,000 Heidi Payne ..................Ruidoso, NM...................$3,000 Joe A. Nevis ..................Wilton, CA......................$3,000 Joe Stone ......................Shadow Hills, CA ............$3,000 Jon B. Fleming ..............Arroyo Grande, CA ..........$3,000 Joseph C. Kimball ..........Higley, AZ.......................$3,000 Kyle S. Davis ................Paso Robles , CA ............$3,000 Lane Santos Karney ......Creston, CA ....................$3,000 Monty Avery ..................Aromas, CA ....................$3,000 Rhett J. Kennedy............Chowchilla, CA ...............$3,000 Ron Rogers ..................Bakersfield, CA ...............$3,000 Rowly Twisselman ..........Santa Margarita, CA........$3,000 Shannon Jones ..............Morro Bay, CA ................$3,000 Taylor Santos Karney......Creston, CA ....................$3,000 Wyatt Kent ....................Washington, UT ..............$3,000 Bodi Dodds ..................Sanger, CA .....................$2,000 Cash T. Parrott................Acton, CA .......................$2,000 Chris Castello ................Tracy, CA ........................$2,000 Chris P. Perry ................Oakdale, CA ...................$2,000 Jake K. Raine ................Morgan Hill, CA ..............$2,000 Rob Gerner ..................Apple Valley, CA ..............$2,000 Shawn Parrott ..............Acton, CA .......................$2,000 Terry L. Holliday ............Barstow, CA....................$2,000 Aaron Chavez ................King City, CA ..................$1,000 Andrew Hickey ..............Chandler, AZ...................$1,000 Billy Martin ..................Aromas, CA ....................$1,000 Billy Vinnedge................Arroyo Grande, CA ..........$1,000 Brian A. Costa ..............Turlock, CA.....................$1,000 Bryan D. Bobsin ............Paso Robles , CA ............$1,000 Chris Deoudes ..............Salinas, CA.....................$1,000 Christopher Hanneken....Livermore, CA ................$1,000 Cory G. Stevens ............Simi Valley, CA ................$1,000 Daryl Vinnedge ..............Arroyo Grande, CA ..........$1,000 Dusty V. Boesch..............Porterville, CA ................$1,000 Frank Mello ..................Avila Beach, CA..............$1,000 Jesse E. Coker................Foothill Ranch, CA ..........$1,000 John A. Silva..................Paso Robles, CA..............$1,000 Lewis J. Long ................Trabuco Canyon, CA........$1,000 Lori L. Nevis..................Wilton, CA......................$1,000 Manuel Souza................Farmersville, CA..............$1,000 Mark Marden ................New Almaden, CA...........$1,000 Mike Castner ................Lodi, CA.........................$1,000 Pete Clark ....................Paso Robles , CA ............$1,000 Robert W. Perez..............Castaic, CA.....................$1,000 Ron D. Manzella ............Norco, CA.......................$1,000 Scott Ross ....................Canyon Country, CA ........$1,000

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place team was Steve Freed and Chris Magdaleno. Jill Johnson from New Cuyama, California and Angel Crosthwaite came to the short round of the #11 Shoot-Out fourth call back and then finished the roping with a time of 36.81 seconds and thus won the roping. They earned $8,000, trophy Martin saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tristan Ruffoni and Dillon Wingereid and third place was Alison Grantham and Scott Hutchins. Gary Gist from Placerville, California was the heeler to beat in the #10 Preliminary. He finished first and second in the Average with Walt Scott from Canyon Country, California and Tristan Ruffoni from Arroyo Grande, California. Scott and Gist were 46.19 seconds on four steers and took home $2,498, trophy Martin saddles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Ruffoni and Gist received Gist buckles, $1874, and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Third place was Jeff Nielsen and Buddy Simmons. The incentive winners were Norman Witt and Red St. Clair. The final day of competition began with the #10 ShootOut. Cathie and Rowly Twisselman from Santa Margarita, California came from the second call back position to win the Average of the roping with a time of 40.50 seconds on four. The win paid them $8,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Doug Kaba and David Bowen and third was Keith Thornton and Gary Gist. The #9 Preliminary was a great roping. The winners were Janet Mickelson form Flagstaff, Arizona and Christopher Smith from Gilbert, Arizona. They were 38.98 seconds on four steers and won $2,770, trophy Martin saddles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Dean Rappa and John Richardson. Third place went to the Incentive champions Robbie Litton and Justin Farr. The atmosphere was electric as the short round of the #9 Shoot-Out started. The team of Ryan Southwick and Manuel Jorge from Santa Maria, California were high team back and

then they ended up winning the roping with a 40.20 seconds on four steers. They won $8,000, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tom Terkelsen and Don Lewis and third place went to Janet and Pete Mickelson. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. The winners were Doug Kaba from Paso Robles, California and Alan Lewis from Templeton, California. They won trophy Gist buckles, $1,530, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Larry McGrady and Tyler Ishman and third place went to Gary Nilmeyer and Bo Beam. â– 

#13 Shoot-Out Lane T. Lowry (Bakersfield, CA) / Dillon Wingereid (Paso Robles, CA), 44.87 on 5, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Preliminary Dalton R. Pearce (San Luis Obispo, CA) / Derrek N. Hee (Pismo Beach, CA), 35.86 on 4, $1,290 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

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#12 Shoot-Out Pedro Perez (Castaic, CA) / Angel T. Crosthwaite (Heppner, OR), 36.14 on 4, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Preliminary Pam C. Wilken (Templeton, CA) / David C. Bowen, Jr. (Paso Robles, CA), 36.46 on 4, $1,584 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

#11 Shoot-Out Jill E. Johnson (New Cuyama, CA) / Angel T. Crosthwaite (Heppner, OR), 36.81 on 4, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Preliminary Larry D. Carter (Chualar, CA) / Justin D. Farr (Salinas, CA), 38.09 on 4, $1,804 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

#10 Shoot-Out Cathie A. Twisselman (Santa Margarita, CA) / Rowly Twisselman (Santa Margarita, CA), 40.50 on 4, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Preliminary Walt E. Scott (Canyon Country, CA) / Gary Gist (Placerville, CA), 46.19 on 4, $2,498 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

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#9 Shoot-Out Ryan T. Southwick (Santa Maria, CA) / Manuel P. Jorge (Santa Maria, CA), 40.20 on 4, $8,000 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Preliminary Janet L. Mickelson (Flagstaff, AZ) / Chris Smith (Gilbert, AZ), 38.98 on 4, $2,770 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

#8 Doug P. Kaba (Paso Robles , CA) / Alan Lewis (Templeton, CA), 41.15 on 3, $1,530 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each.

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Dear Ropers, Do you feel like a million dollars? That is exactly what the USTRC is about to bestow on all of its competing members in 2012. Not to feel like a million dollars, but to present all of you collectively with an actual million dollars in cash! This is a game changer, as it far exceeds anything that has ever been done at the USTRC since the invention of the Shoot-Out. The consequences are going to be truly revolutionary. Why? Because instead of you, the roper, contributing added money to the National Finals Shoot-Out Fund, that money will now be provided solely by the USTRC, and it’s guaranteed to be a minimum of One Million Dollars! From here on out, not one dime of your entry fees will go toward added money at the National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR). For those of you who are unclear on how huge payouts at the NFTR have been previously generated, here is a quick reminder. A critical aspect of USTRC’s success was to create a National Finals event unsurpassed in the amount of money awarded to its National Champions. That goal has been accomplished, signified by the fact that for the last 11 years, over one million dollars of added money has magnified the incredible purses at the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Until now, a large portion of that money has come from the roper, in the form of a five percent contribution coming

out of your entry fees at every USTRC sanctioned roping. Your contributions helped to build the National Finals of Team Roping into the sport’s premier event – the largest and richest team roping in the world. In appreciation for all you’ve done, the USTRC is stepping up to contribute all of the added money, and we guarantee to add one million dollars to the NFTR purse. This commitment demonstrates how much faith the USTRC has in this sport and its members. But what exactly does this pledge mean to you? It means cash purses at every sanctioned event will dramatically increase. Based on roper contributions in 2011, over $750,000 more cash will be paid out at sanctioned events per season, without you having to lift a financial finger. That’s the new deal, the revolution USTRC is initiating right now. But the roper is not the only beneficiary. The business of producing team ropings is not an easy road to travel. USTRC producers have a substantial commitment in time, effort and money for every roping they put on, with no guarantee to earn a profit. And ropers, they do HAVE to earn a profit, or they will not be in this business very long. So the USTRC further pledges support of the unsung heroes of our business – the producers. You may not be aware that USTRC producers have also significantly contributed to the National Finals Shoot-Out Fund. In 2011, producers

added over a quarter of a million dollars out of their pocket to the Shoot-Out Fund. In the 2012 season, producers are no longer required to contribute to the Fund. This helps our producers stay in the game so they can continue providing ropers the best productions found anywhere in the sport of team roping. So, the revolution is upon us. The 2012 season marks a historic juncture in USTRC history as we continue our quest to provide greater value to our members. Now, ropers who cannot attend the Cinch NFTR won’t see their money siphoned off to an event he or she cannot attend. But the NFTR remains intact with the enormous cash purses and nominal entry fees that have made the NFTR the preeminent team roping year after year. Now cash purses at sanctioned events will grow by more than an estimated $750,000. You no longer need a math degree and a Cray computer to figure how much of your entry fees go into the roper’s pot. That number is two-thirds. Period. End of story! Sincerely,

Kirk Bray

“Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.” - Henry Steele Commager

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Roping Gross ~ $233,100 Cash Payout ~ $152,562 Prizeline ~ $17,832 Return to Roper ~ 73.1%

The #13 Division came right down to the wire, but in the end it was the team of Rick Shepard and Mike Diodosio, both from Colorado, taking the top honors. They were 43.05 seconds on five steers and won $2,307, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Sabrina and Wade Kreutzer and third place went to Joe and Tyrell Reynolds from Tribune, Kansas. Lehmer Jeffers from Gladstone, New Mexico teamed up with Nick Sciacca from Trinidad, Colorado to finish first place in the Average of the #12 Division. The win was worth $3,060, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Rylea Rae Fabrizio from Pueblo, Colorado and J.R. Olson from Greeley, Colorado. They also won the Incentive Average. Third place went to John Reed and Austin Crist. Coy Whitson and Joe Hughes both from Canyon, Texas teamed up to win first place in the Average of the Gold Plus

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ueblo, Colorado and the Colorado State Fairgrounds hosted the Southern Colorado Classic on September 16-18, 2011. The USTRC event was produced by Rope the Rockies and welcomed ropers from far and wide to try their hand at some championship-style team roping. The event began with the Open Division and the team of Wade Kreutzer from LaVeta, Colorado and T.J. Watts from Eads, Colorado took first place. They were 40.07 seconds on five steers for the victory. Second place went to Casey Adams and Justin Price and third place was Kreutzer and Price. Adams and Price also won the Incentive Average. Watts switched to the head side for the #15 Division and teamed up with Riley Pedro from Hawaii to finish first place in the Average. The pair was 41.11 seconds on five steers and won $1,181, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Casey Adams and Pedro. Adams and Trey Yates won third place.

Open Wade K. Kreutzer (La Veta, CO) / T. J. Watts (Eads, CO), 40.07 on 5, $532

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#15 T. J. Watts (Eads, CO) / Riley K. Pedro (Nunn, CO), 41.11 on 5, $1,181 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

FLEX EARNINGS — Southern Colorado Classic, Pueblo, CO From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) J.T. Schalla ....................Avondale CO................$6,000 Randy D. McCracken ......Stratford, TX ................$6,000 Sam Archer ..................Amarillo, TX..................$6,000 Charlie R. Mathis ..........Amarillo, TX..................$5,000 Mike S. Diodosio............Fowler, CO ..................$5,000 Andy Keith James ..........La Junta, CO ................$4,000 Casey E. Adams ............Ault, CO ......................$4,000 Dick L. Yates ..................Pueblo, CO ..................$4,000 Fernando F. Gonzales ....Questa, NM..................$4,000 Jerry Vohs ......................Amarillo, TX..................$4,000 Kit A. Schmidt ..............Dolores, CO ................$4,000 Richard L. Lightcap........Las Animas, CO............$4,000 Riley K. Pedro................Nunn, CO ....................$4,000 Walt James....................La Junta, CO ................$4,000 T.J. Watts ......................Eads, CO ....................$4,000 Arron Lucero ................Waterflow, NM ............$3,000 Becca White ..................Amarillo, TX..................$3,000 Billy G. Allen ................Scott City, KS ..............$3,000 Butchie Levell................Omaha, NE..................$3,000 Chris Furr......................Arroyo Hondo, NM........$3,000 Corky S. McIntyre ..........Bayfield, CO ................$3,000 Coy Whitson ..................Canyon, TX ..................$3,000 Darrell Rennels..............Livermore, CO..............$3,000 David A. Carlile ............Olney Springs, CO ........$3,000 Dub Martin....................Avondale, CO ..............$3,000 Eric A. Hanson ..............Pueblo, CO ..................$3,000 Gilbert L. Lucero............Pueblo, CO ..................$3,000 Grant W. Koury ..............Pueblo West, CO ..........$3,000 Greg A. Shalberg ..........Sheridan Lake, CO ......$3,000 Joe Hughes....................Canyon TX....................$3,000 Joe McClinton ................Colorado Springs, CO ..$3,000 Keirstyn R. Peitz ............Garden City, KS............$3,000 Kurt Eacret....................Byers, CO ....................$3,000 Larry Hendricks ............Tulia, TX ......................$3,000 Lehmer D. Jeffers ..........Gladstone, NM ............$3,000 Max Louderback ............Liberal, KS ..................$3,000 Mike Kelling ..................Hartley, TX....................$3,000 Nick G. Sciacca..............Trinidad, CO ................$3,000 Rick B. Shepard ............Canon City, CO ............$3,000 Rigo Carmona ..............Bloomfield, NM ............$3,000 Robert Johnson..............Orway, CO ..................$3,000 Steve Whinnery..............Powderhorn, CO ..........$3,000

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Division. They were 34.79 seconds on four steers and received $3,020, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second was Robert Johnson IV and J.T. Schalla and third was Dick Yates and Schalla. The Incentive win went to the Texas team of Larry Hendricks and Sam Archer. Jerry Vohs from Amarillo, Texas teamed up with Randy McCracken from Stratford, Texas to finish first place in the Average of the #11 Division. They won trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, $4,986, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Greg Shalberg and Richard Lightcap and third place was Dub Martin and Gilbert Lucero. The Incentive win went to Butch Hall from Trinidad, Colorado and Kurt Hall from Rolla, Kansas. Walt James and Andy Keith James were the team to beat in the #10 Division. They won the Incentive Average and the main Average. The win gave them $6,578, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, trophy Gist buckles and $8,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Tim DeHerrera and

#13 Rick B. Shepard (Canon City, CO) / Mike S. Diodosio (Fowler, CO), 43.05 on 5, $2,307 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Peitz and Steve Whinnery were the winners of the Incentive Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Tryston Eric Miller from Amarillo, Texas and Tyler Hanson from Gunnison, Colorado were the champions. They were 27.76 seconds on three and took home trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Grant Koury and Billy Allen, while third place went to Charlie Mathis and Becca White from Amarillo, Texas. â– 

#12 Lehmer D. Jeffers (Gladstone, NM) / Nick G. Sciacca (Trinidad, CO), 32.17 on 4, $3,060 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Jerry Vohs (Amarillo, TX) / Randy D. McCracken (Stratford, TX), 34.83 on 4, $4,986 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $242,300 Cash Payout ~ $160,300 Prizeline ~ $20,643

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Return to Roper ~ 74.7%

Open Tate Kirchenschlager (Yuma, CO) / Will M. Woodfin (Marshall, TX), 37.93 on 5, $2,282

bilene, Texas is the home of the Texas Plains Classic. The USTRC event took place at the Taylor County Expo Center on September 23-25, 2011. Team ropers liked the stock and the production, making it an enjoyable event for all. The roping began with the Open Division. The winners were two college rodeo cowboys. Tate Kirchenschlager from Yuma, Colorado and Will Woodfin from Marshall, Texas caught five steers in 37.93 seconds to win $2,282, trophy leather rope bags and points for the US Open tour. Second went to Jake Cooper and Kyle Crick and third place was David Motes and Justin Copp. The Incentive winners were Charles Quinn and Ben Gambrell. Tyler Riggan from Snyder, Texas teamed up with Cody Springer from Aspermont, Texas to win first place in the #15 Division. The team was 37.73 seconds on five steers to take the victory. They received $3,384, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Charles 64 / NOVEMBER 2011

Quinn and Zane Bowers and third place went to Andrew Wong and J.D. McGuire. Glen Springer teamed up with Dean Salyer to win the Average of the #13 Division. They were 43.57 seconds on five steers and won $3,834, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Justin Reininger and Tyler Wojciechowski and third place was Twister Vinson and Wesley Thorp. Wesley Troyer from Brownwood, Texas teamed up with Colton Lee from Santa Anna, Texas to take first place in the Average of the #12 Division. The duo was 36.21 seconds on four steers and took home $4,050, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for


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Engle......................Van Horn, TX ................$4,000 Jennifer L. Williams ........De Leon, TX ................$2,000 won the Century bonus. David D. Fletcher ..........Poolville, TX ................$4,000 Zane B. Bowers ............Wall, TX ......................$1,000 Hippie Sanchez and Joe Ross Chance Clark ................Van Horn, TX ................$4,000 Wayne Shaw ................Blanket, TX ..................$1,000 Jameson from Stephenville, W. Dean Salyer ..............Seguin, TX....................$3,000 Walt Arnold ..................Silverton, TX ................$1,000 Troy Cooper ..................Stephenville, TX............$3,000 Tyler Wojciechowski........Tarpley, TX....................$1,000 Texas won the Gold Plus Taylor Long ..................Abilene, TX ..................$3,000 Thad Springer................Snyder, TX ....................$1,000 Division. They were 37.46 Steve L. Cunningham ....Midland, TX..................$3,000 Red Mud G. Maben........Spur, TX ......................$1,000 seconds on four steers and Shane Allen ..................Bangs, TX ....................$3,000 Nerrel Bruney................Lipan, TX ....................$1,000 Scott Sutton ..................Brady, TX ....................$3,000 Mike Blair ....................Ft. Worth, TX ................$1,000 won $4,364, trophy Gist Russell Stanaland ..........Cleburne, TX ................$3,000 Mark Melendez..............Joshua, TX ....................$1,000 buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Rex I. Rash....................Tuscola, TX ..................$3,000 Mark A. Huffhines ..........West, TX ......................$1,000 Flex Earnings. Second went to Randy Lewis..................Abilene, TX ..................$3,000 Marc Phil Sanderson ......Santa Anna, TX ............$1,000 Pat Earles......................Midland, TX..................$3,000 Kress N. Jones ..............Hobbs, NM ..................$1,000 Troy Cooper from Stephenville, Nick Burnham ..............Graham, TX ..................$3,000 Kevin T. Hall ..................Post, TX........................$1,000 Texas and Kip Middleton from Michael D. Price ............Odessa, TX ..................$3,000 Kenny W. Stewart ..........Stanton, TX ..................$1,000 Levelland, Texas and third was Matt Imel ......................Tolar, TX ......................$3,000 Justin Reininger ............Seguin, TX....................$1,000 Marty Cook ..................San Antonio, TX ............$3,000 Jordan Garcia ................Wolfforth, TX ................$1,000 Matt Imel from Tolar, Texas Larry D. Thaggard ..........Wichita Falls, TX ..........$3,000 Johnny Guess ................Colorado City, TX ..........$1,000 and Clint Johnson from Larry Cormier ................Dublin, TX ....................$3,000 John Paul Lucero ..........College Station, TX ......$1,000 Granbury, Texas. Tyler Riggan Kip Middleton................Levelland, TX................$3,000 Jeff V. Sewalt..................Brownwood, TX ............$1,000 Kent Phillips..................Teague, TX ..................$3,000 Jay Lott ........................Post, TX........................$1,000 and Donald Bradshaw won the Karl A. Hanlon ..............Aledo, TX......................$3,000 Jahew N. Thorp ..............Throckmorton, TX..........$1,000 Incentive Average. Joe Ross Jameson ..........Stephenville, TX............$3,000 Jack Wilhite ..................Ropesville, TX ..............$1,000 Buster Dickey from Jerry Pair ......................Dublin, TX ....................$3,000 J.D. McGuire ..................Lipan, TX ....................$1,000 Jennifer Phillips ............Teague, TX ..................$3,000 Danny N. Trowbridge ......Santa Anna, TX ............$1,000 Midland, Texas teamed up with Hippie Sanchez..............Stephenville, TX............$3,000 Craig A. Huffhines..........West, TX ......................$1,000 Kip Middleton to win the Dylan R. Duggan ..........Abilene, TX ..................$3,000 Cody Smith ..................McCaulley, TX ..............$1,000 Average of the #11 Division. Donald Bradshaw ..........Syder, TX......................$3,000 Chase L. Chambers ........Iowa Park, TX ..............$1,000 Colton Lee ....................Santa Anna, TX ............$3,000 Chad Currington ............Shallowater, TX ............$1,000 They were 34.71 seconds on Cody V. Springer ............Aspermont, TX ..............$3,000 Casey Mahoney ............College Station, TX ......$1,000 four steers and won $6,566, Cody C. McFadden ........Odessa, TX ..................$3,000 Brent Ivy ......................Amarillo, TX..................$1,000 trophy Martin saddles and Clint Johnson ................Granbury, TX ................$3,000 Bob R. Ribble................May, TX........................$1,000 Charles Quinn................Troup, TX......................$3,000 Ben O. Gambrell ............West Union, SC ............$1,000 $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Buster O. Dickey ............Midland, TX..................$3,000 Andrew Wong ................Kapaau, HI ..................$1,000 Second place was Jack Wilhite Wesley J. Thorp ..............Throckmorton, TX..........$2,000 Al L. Bownds ................Shallowater, TX ............$1,000 and Chad Currington. Third place in the Average and first SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 65


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#13 Glenn R. Springer (Aspermont, TX) / W. Dean Salyer III (Seguin, TX), 43.57 on 5, $3,834 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each #12 Wesley Troyer (Brownwood, TX) / Colton Lee (Santa Anna, TX), 36.21 on 4, $4,050 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Buster O. Dickey (Midland, TX) / Kip Middleton (Levelland, TX), 34.71 on 4, $6,566 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

from Wichita Falls, Texas and David Fletcher from Poolville, Texas. They were 38.25 seconds on four steers and won $7,490, trophy Martin saddles. Second place went to Nerrel Bruney from Lipan, Texas and Jahew Thorp from Throckmorton, Texas, while third place was Chance Clark and J.B. Engle. The Incentive winners were Craig and Mark Huffhines from West, Texas. The final day of competition began with the #9 Division. Pat Earles and Steve Cunningham from Midland, Texas teamed up to win the Average. They were 44.50 seconds on four steers and earned $7,120, trophy Martin saddles and $6,000 in USTRC 66 / NOVEMBER 2011

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Roping Gross ~ $249,300 Cash Payout ~ $165,892 Prizeline ~ $17,831

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Return to Roper ~ 73.7%

Open Tyler Johnson (Bucyrus, KS) / Derrick J. Peterson (Stilwell, KS), 34.98 on 5, $1,154

ue to concerns about the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak the Kansas Championships had to reschedule and moved to September 16-18, 2011. The event took place aT the Kansas Pavilions in Valley Center, Kansas and was produced by Jeff Smith and his crew. The move proved to be lucrative and one that ropers enjoyed. The roping action began with the Open Division. The team of Tyler Johnson from Bucyrus, Kansas and Derrick Peterson from Stillwell, Kansas teamed up to win first place in the Average. The duo roped five steers in 34.98 seconds and took home $1,154 plus points for the US Open Tour. Second place was Andrew and Reagan Ward both from Edmond, Oklahoma and third place was Gable Hilderbrand and Joe Smith. Hilderbrand and Smith also won the Incentive Average. Nick Becker from Garden City, Kansas and Todd Reece from Winston, Missouri were the champions of the #15 Division. They were 33.41 seconds on five steers and received $2,495, trophy leather rope bags, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Nicholas Thomson and Cody Johnson both from Oklahoma and third place went to Brett Christensen and 72 / NOVEMBER 2011

Derrick Peterson. Jared Schlegel from Westmoreland, Kansas teamed up with Dawson McMaster of Alva, Oklahoma to win first place in the Average of the #13 Division. The win earned them $2,401, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Brett Christensen and Brice Buzzard and third was Nicholas Thompson and Brandon Vaske. The #12 Division winners were Johnny Weil from Edna, Kansas and Dale Martin from Cleveland, Tennessee. They were 28.91 seconds on four steers and took home $2,891, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Colton Lowry and Luke Myles and third was Clint Heller and T.C. Dawson. Heller and Nicholas Thompson won the Incentive Average. The second day of roping competition began with the Gold Plus Division. The team of Glen Raupe and Dale Martin won the Average. They also won the Century Bonus. They took home $3,838, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for roping four steers in 33.60 seconds. Second place was Bill Rasberry and Bret Boatright


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and third place went to Joel Anderson and Jeff Smith. The up to win the Average of the #9 Division. They were 37.61 team of Bob Hart from Afton, Oklahoma and Marc Fenton seconds on four steers and in turn received $7,121, trophy from Columbia, Missouri won the Incentive Average and Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. landed a paycheck for $1,785. FLEX EARNINGS — Kansas Championships, Valley Center, KS They also received trophy Gist From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Dale R. Martin ..............Cleveland, TN ..............$7,000 Todd A. Reece................Winston, MO ................$3,000 Jim E. Huff ....................Berryville, AR ..............$7,000 Brett Christensen ..........Alva, OK ......................$2,000 Clint Heller and Nicholas Joel Anderson ................Palmyra, MO ................$7,000 Brandon Vaske ..............Burt, IA ......................$2,000 Thompson struck again. This Bill Rasberry..................Wheeler, TX ..................$6,000 Aaron Reinert ................Minneapolis, KS ..........$1,000 time they won the Average of Jeff Smth ......................Hutchinson, KS ............$6,000 Allen Simon ..................Douglass, KS................$1,000 Dawson McMaster ........Alva, OK ......................$5,000 Amy Younger ................Fort Scott, KS ..............$1,000 the #11 Division with a time of Nicholas G. Thompson ....Stillwater, OK ..............$5,000 Ashley Taylor..................Osborne, KS ................$1,000 33.70 seconds on four steers. Chase Nisly ..................Abbyville, KS................$4,000 Brice D. Buzzard ............Garnett, KS..................$1,000 They received $4,817, trophy Clayton Nisly ................Abbyville, KS................$4,000 Bruce Barnett................West Plains, MO ..........$1,000 Clint W. Heller................Hunter, KS ..................$4,000 Brye R. Crites ................Halfway, MO ................$1,000 Cowboy Gold saddles and Glenn Smith ..................Redfield, KS ................$4,000 Bubba Reynolds ............McLouth, KS ................$1,000 $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Ken Silver ....................Warner, OK ..................$4,000 Cody J. Johnson ............Fox, OK ......................$1,000 Second place was Chet Hockett Matt R. Moore ..............Columbia, MO..............$4,000 Cole J. Taylor..................Osborne, KS ................$1,000 Nick W. Becker ..............Garden City, KS............$4,000 Cole Pearson ................Clearwater, KS ............$1,000 and Cody Bracken and third Tim L. Cash ..................Douglass, KS................$4,000 Colton Lowry ................Almena, KS..................$1,000 place went to RT McElreath Billy Randle ..................Chapman, KS ..............$3,000 David Fuhrman ............Bronson, KS ................$1,000 and Joe Matile. The Incentive Bob Hart ......................Afton, OK ....................$3,000 Derrick J. Peterson ........Stilwell, KS ..................$1,000 Brad Thrash ..................Cheyenne, OK ..............$3,000 Gable Hilderbrand ........Bartlett, KS..................$1,000 winners were Ken Silver from Bret Boatright ..............Mulhall, OK..................$3,000 Gene Calvin ..................Latham, KS..................$1,000 Warner, Oklahoma and Jim Chet W. Hockett ............Carey, KS ....................$3,000 Jace R. Crabb ................Mangum, OK ..............$1,000 Huff from Berryville, Arkansas. Cody Gillette ................Arkansas City, KS ........$3,000 Jeana M. Myles ..............El Dorado, KS ..............$1,000 Cody R. Bracken ............Peru, KS ......................$3,000 Jerry Short ....................Salina, KS....................$1,000 Silver and Huff catapulted Dakota M. Gunn ............Wann, OK ....................$3,000 Joe Matile......................Satanta, KS..................$1,000 into the #10 Division and Dale Huff ......................Berryville, AR ..............$3,000 Joe R. Smith..................McCune, KS ................$1,000 landed on top. They won the Dalton Fuhrman ............Bronson, KS ................$3,000 John A. Martin ..............Ulysses, KS ..................$1,000 Danny Persons ..............Woodward, OK ............$3,000 John C. Cox ..................Columbus, NE ..............$1,000 Average with a time of 33.51 Dusty Bina ....................Lincolnville, KS ............$3,000 John T. Bufford ..............Ponca City, OK ............$1,000 seconds on four steers. The win Glen Raupe ..................Douglas, KS ................$3,000 Josh D. Seymour ............McLean, TX ..................$1,000 paid them $5,084, trophy Herb C. Snow ................Virginia, IL ..................$3,000 Justin L. Lockwood ........Kinsley, KS ..................$1,000 Jared D. Schlegel ..........Westmoreland, KS ........$3,000 Kingston K. Chang ........Wright, KS ..................$1,000 Cowboy Gold saddles and Jim W. Rogers ................Elk City, OK ................$3,000 Kody D. Tredway ............Erie, KS ......................$1,000 $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Johnny H. Weil ..............Edna, KS ....................$3,000 Larry L. Morehead ........Clyde, KS ....................$1,000 Second place was Ryon Justin K. Robinson..........Bennington, KS ............$3,000 Luke W. Myles................Douglass, KS................$1,000 Kevin E. Allison ............Belpre, KS ..................$3,000 Mark W. Miller ..............Saint John, KS..............$1,000 Boatright and Bill Rasberry and Marc Fenton ..................Columbia, MO..............$3,000 R. T. McElreath ..............Cimarron, KS ..............$1,000 third was Johns Martin and Mike Holley ..................Turon, KS ....................$3,000 Salvador Torres ..............Kinsley, KS ..................$1,000 John Bufford. The Incentive Nick Hart ......................Paola, KS ....................$3,000 Skip Morton ..................Chandler, OK................$1,000 Oran M. Miller ..............Sayre, OK ....................$3,000 Steph Batson ................El Dorado, KS ..............$1,000 winners were Matt Moore and Ryan Binford ................Haviland, KS................$3,000 Steve Zumbrunn ............Junction City, KS ..........$1,000 Bubba Reynolds. Ryon Boatright ..............Mulhall, OK..................$3,000 T. C. Dawson ................Argonia, KS..................$1,000 The Kansas team of Dusty Bina and Mike Holley teamed

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Second place was Kevin Allison and Herb Snow and third was Danny Persons and Ryan Binford. Chase and Clayton Nisly from Abbyville, Kansas won the Incentive Average. The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. The team of Dalton Fuhrman from Bronsan, Kansas and Glenn

#13 Jared D. Schlegel (Westmoreland, KS) / Dawson McMaster (Alva, OK), 39.12 on 5, $2,401 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Smith from Redfield, Kansas won first place in the Average. They took home trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, $5,042, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to the team of Matt Moore and Billy Randle and third was Cody Gillette and Justin Robinson. n

#12 Johnny H. Weil (Edna, KS) / Dale R. Martin (Cleveland, TN), 30.14 on 4, $2,891 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Clint W. Heller (Hunter, KS) / Nicholas G. Thompson (Stillwater, OK), 33.70 on 4, $4,817 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Ken Silver (Warner, OK) / Jim E. Huff (Berryville, AR), 33.51 on 4, $5,084 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Roping Gross ~ $176,760 Cash Payout ~ $118,430 Prizeline ~ $12,286

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Return to Roper ~ 74.0%

Open Bubba S. Buckaloo (Kingston, OK) / Jake M. Long (Coffeyville, KS), 29.95 on 5, $3,140

eather forced Rope the Ozarks to move the Will Rogers Classic out of February and out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event landed in Ada, Oklahoma at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex on September 30-October 2, 2011. Team ropers enjoyed the move and the event. The roping action began with the Open Division. Bubba Buckaloo from Kingston, Oklahoma teamed up with Jake Long from Coffeyville, Kansas to win first place in the Average. The team was 29.95 seconds on five steers and won $3,140 in cash and received points for the US Open tour. Second place went to Turtle Powell of Stephenville, Texas and Travis Graves from Dublin, Texas. Martin Lucero also of Stephenville, Texas finished fourth and fifth place in the Average. He placed fourth with Luke Brown of Morgan Mill, Texas and fifth with Clay Lewis of Clovis, New Mexico. The Incentive winners of the roping were Casper May and Brady Norman both from Oklahoma. Kevin D. Hall from Tecumseh, Oklahoma and Cody Johnson from Fox, Oklahoma took first place in the #15 Division. They were 33.98 seconds on five steers and won $2,590, trophy leather bronc halters and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Dylan Gordon and Gage Williams and third place was Jesse Harville and Tripp Johnson. 78 / NOVEMBER 2011

Hank Morgan from Ada, Oklahoma teamed up with Kelly Boswell from Bridgeport, Texas to win first place in the Average of the #13 Division. The pair received $3,150, trophy leather bronc halters and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Waiter Mainka and Will Allen and third place went to Bailey Jansen and Gary Hughes. Tioga, Texas took first place in the #12 Division. The team of Arlon Dobbs and James Watson won the Average and banked $2,520, trophy leather bronc halters and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for roping four steers in 34.69 seconds. Second place was the team of Kyle Carlson and Keith Swan, while third place went to Shane Hammons and Wayne McClure. Matt Marshall and Dusty Walker both from Texas won the Incentive Average. The second day of team roping began with the Gold Plus Division. Tyler Wyrick from Wyandotte, Oklahoma and Nathan Enyart from Seneca, Missouri finished first place in the Average. The team won $2,720, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Keith Bacon and Michael Carlton. Third place in the main Average went to the Incentive winners Chad Smith and Greg Orgain. Orgain also won the Century Bonus with


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FLEX EARNINGS — Will Rogers Classic, Ada, OK From Open thru #8 PickDraw (including Gold Plus Roping) Chad Smith ..................Cheyenne, OK ..............$8,000 Jeff Souza......................Havana, AR..................$7,000 Greg Organ ..................Hammon, OK ..............$7,000 John D. Powell ..............Tahlequah, OK ............$6,000 James McAlester ............Seneca, MO ................$4,000 Cody J. Johnson ............Fox, OK ......................$4,000 Cody J. Burch ................Elmore City, OK............$4,000 Arlon W. Dobbs ..............Tioga, TX......................$4,000 Kevin D. Hall ................Tecumseh, OK ..............$3,000 Tyler Wyrick ..................Wyandotte, OK ............$3,000 Ty Whitlow ....................Ola, AR........................$3,000 Tom G. Barnett ..............Decatur, TX ..................$3,000 Tom D. Vietzke ..............Pauls Valley, OK ............$3,000 Stetson G. Clawson ........Blanchard, OK..............$3,000 Randy Smith ................Fort Towson, OK............$3,000 Perry Sing ....................Oden, AR ....................$3,000 Perry Patterson ..............Greenbrier, AR..............$3,000 Nathan Enyart ..............Seneca, MO ................$3,000 Michael Carlton ............Calera, OK ..................$3,000 Marty W. Cressman ........Springer, OK ................$3,000 Larry W. James ..............Bluffton, AR ................$3,000 Lanny Glasscock ............Allen, OK ....................$3,000 Kelly H. Boswell ............Bridgeport, TX ..............$3,000 Keith Bacon ..................Durant, OK ..................$3,000 Justin Turner ..................Noble, OK....................$3,000 Jeff J. Kenslow ..............West Plains, MO ..........$3,000 James McCarty ..............Siloam Springs, AR ......$3,000 James D. Watson ............Tioga, TX......................$3,000 Jake Mullens..................Stillwater, OK ..............$3,000 Hank Morgan ................Ada, OK ......................$3,000 Glenn Bailey..................Howe, TX ....................$3,000 Donnie Ward ................Leflore, OK ..................$3,000 David Higginbottom ......Boswell, OK ................$3,000 Dave Wingo ..................Holdenville, OK ............$3,000 Darin W. Whisenhunt ......Checotah, OK ..............$3,000 Danny Foster ................Elmore City, OK............$3,000 Arlan Tobyne..................Ensign, KS ..................$3,000

$6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place went to Dave Wingo and Darin Whisenhunt. The third place team was Jim and Cody Burch. Dusty and Josh Groff from Inola, Oklahoma won the Incentive Average. Justin Turner from Noble, Oklahoma teamed up with ▲ ▲

header Mickey Miller. Danny Foster and Cody Burch from Elmore City, Oklahoma won the Average of the #11 Division. They were 37.78 seconds on four steers and for that they earned $3,180, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was the team of Danielle Darnall from Deleon, Texas and Jeff Busby from Millsap, Texas. The third place finishers were Mickey Miller and Randy Harmon. Lanny Glasscock and Marty Cressman finished first in the Incentive Average and fourth in the main Average. The Arkansas team of Larry James and Perry Sing won the Average of the #10 Division. The duo was 39.19 seconds on four steers to secure the first-place finish. The win earned them $3,800, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and

Allen R. Cooksey............Midwest City, OK..........$3,000 Will Allen ......................Purcell, OK ..................$2,000 Randy L. Harmon ..........Mustang, OK................$2,000 Dylan G. Gordon............Comanche, OK ............$2,000 Chris W. Myers ..............Velma, OK ..................$2,000 Wayne G. McClure ........Ardmore, OK................$1,000 Walter L. Mainka ..........Foster, OK ....................$1,000 Wallace L. Townsend ......Davidson, OK ..............$1,000 Tripp R. Johnson ............Bokchito, OK................$1,000 Travis L. Sargent............Valliant, OK..................$1,000 Timber Moore................Aubrey, TX....................$1,000 Shane Hammons ..........Chickasha, OK..............$1,000 Rita McClure ................Ardmore, OK................$1,000 Nicki Miller....................Pauls Valley, OK ............$1,000 Mike A. Row..................Tishomingo, OK............$1,000 Mickey M. Miller ............Hammon, OK ..............$1,000 Kyle Carlson ..................Bartlesville, OK ............$1,000 Kraig A. VonAhn ............Durant, OK ..................$1,000 Keith J. Swan ................Vinita, OK ....................$1,000 Josh Groff......................Inola, OK ....................$1,000 Jim Burch......................Elmore City, OK............$1,000 Jessen James ................Moyers, OK ..................$1,000 Jesse R. Harville ............Bivins, TX ....................$1,000 Jeff D. Busby ................Millsap, TX....................$1,000 James G. Martin ............Byars, OK ....................$1,000 Gary D. Hughes ............Sulphur, OK ................$1,000 Gage Williams................Foster, OK ....................$1,000 Finis E. Oliphant ............Binger, OK ..................$1,000 Dusty A. Groff................Inola, OK ....................$1,000 Don Enyart....................Seneca, MO ................$1,000 Danielle Darnall ............Deleon, TX ..................$1,000 Coleby C. Payne ............Kemp, TX ....................$1,000 Casper C. May ..............Pryor Creek, OK ..........$1,000 Brady Norman ..............Springer, OK ................$1,000 Beth C. Looney..............Pilot Point, TX ..............$1,000 Bailey C. Jansen ............Purcell, OK ..................$1,000

#15 Kevin D. Hall (Tecumseh, OK) / Cody J. Johnson (Fox, OK), 33.98 on 5, $2,590 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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Stetson Clawson from Blanchard, Oklahoma to win first place in the Average of the #9 Division. The team was 43.62 seconds on four steers and won $5,720, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was James McAlester and Jeff Souza and third place went to the team of Lanny Glasscock and Finis Oliphant. The Incentive winners were Jake Mullens and David Higginbottom.

#13 Hank Morgan (Ada, OK) / Kelly H. Boswell (Bridgeport, TX), 38.83 on 5, $3,150 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

The final roping of the weekend was the #8 Pick/Draw. Ty Whitlow from Ola, Arkansas teamed up with Randy Smith from Fort Towson, Oklahoma to win first place in the Average. They were 28.35 seconds on three steers and received $3,760, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Jeff Kenslow and Tom Barnett and third place went to the team of Glenn Bailey and John D. Powell. â– 

#12 Arlon W. Dobbs (Tioga, TX) / James D. Watson (Tioga, TX), 34.69 on 4, $2,520 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Danny Foster (Elmore City, OK) / Cody J. Burch (Elmore City, OK), 37.78 on 4, $3,180 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Larry W. James (Bluffton, AR) / Perry Sing (Oden, AR), 39.19 on 4, $3,800 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Justin Turner (Noble, OK) / Stetson G. Clawson (Blanchard, OK), 43.62 on 4, $5,720 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Ty Whitlow (Ola, AR) / Randy Smith (Fort Towson, OK), 28.35 on 3, $3,760 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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2011 Christmas Buyers Guide Christmas Time A Comin’ The Holidays are here! Before long we will all be gathering around the dinning room table with family and friends for a big Thanksgiving meal and not too long after that, humming carols around the Christmas tree waiting on ol’ Saint Nick to head to town! To help lend a hand to those who have a team roper or two in the family, SuperLooper Magazine has once again filled the pages of this issue with a whole lot of great gift ideas. We are here to help you find the perfect gift that will make Christmas morning super special. Look through the following pages at the many great gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to the face and a twinkle to the eye of any team roper. Be sure to mention you saw their products in SuperLooper Magazine when you call and order. We wish you all the happiest Holiday Season and a truly blessed Christmas!

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VISIBLE FAITH JEWELRY CO. Our unique “My God Tags” are sure to please even those with the most distinctive taste. Build your own style by choosing the perfect charms and then have our skilled craftswomen stamp your loved ones names, dates or messages. Hundreds to choose from. Pick a necklace, bracelet or keychain and then create a treasure that will become a family heirloom. The Visible Faith Collection is beautiful, organic, handmade, solid sterling silver jewelry. Perfect for any gift-giving occasion for men, women or children. Combine this collection with the “My God Tags” line to create a unique wearable piece of art that will forever have a special place in someone’s heart. Call or go online to place your order: 325/247-1123 M-F 9-5 CST or log onto www.godtags.com

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HERITAGE PERFORMANCE GLOVES Progrip Roping Glove The Heritage ProGrip Roping glove offers excellent finger dexterity and feel of the rope. This glove was specially developed to our material specifications for fit and durability. The Heritage ProGrip glove will last up to ten times longer than standard cotton knit gloves. Professionally tested, this unique all-black roping glove is built to exceed your expectations of a quality roping glove at an economical value. Available in Youth size YL and Adult: sizes SM, MD, LG, XL Retail $11.95/12 Pack (Right hand only) Contact Heritage Gloves at 1-800-939-3101 or www.HeritageGloves.com Champion Roping Glove The Heritage Champion Roping glove’s innovative design offers the only roping glove available made with 100% pure Kevlar® material. US Patent # 7,779,487. Kevlar is stronger than steel yet especially created for this glove to feel as soft as cotton. This glove is built to be comfortable, contours to your hand, protects against rope burn and is engineered to last. The Kevlar is rolled up over the index finger to protect you while throwing the rope and the outside of the palm and the pinky finger to protect the outside of the hand while dallying. Available in Youth: sizes 5, 6 and Adult: sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Retail $19.95 (Right hand only) Contact Heritage Gloves at 1-800-939-3101 or www.HeritageGloves.com

COWGIRL TUFF Wing & A Prayer: Medium wash denim with intense whiskering and sanding. Brown and cream embroidered wings on back studded pockets. MSRP $94.99. For every Wing & A Prayer jean purchased, $5 will be donated to Western Wishes. H00171: Black long sleeve burnout v-neck tee. Double pistols, wing and swirl detail. MSRP $39.00

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DOUBLE J SADDLERY This classic look by Double J Saddlery is a perfect gift for any age. This floral hand-tooled belt comes with a dyed black background and measures 1-1/2" wide, available up to size 46. Style # B026 - $150. This Double J Saddlery money clip wallet is the perfect stocking stuffer! Floral tooled by hand with dyed black background. Plenty of room for cash and cards! Style #MC02 - $50. Contact Double J Saddlery 1-800-669-2535 or visit www.doublejsaddlery.com.

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CASE IH TRACTOR Giving the Gift of Red! It couldn’t be easier! www.shopcaseih.com is your source for your favorite red toys, clothing, home decor, tools and so much more! Case IH, Farmall and IH merchandise are all available in one easy destination with products for the entire family. Great for the holiday season, give the perfect gift to your favorite red enthusiasts.

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OKLAHOMA FARRIER SUPPLY

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Top Shelf Leather Apron - Handcrafted leather shoeing apron, some with fringe, some without, beautiful detailed conchos and handtooled leather waist. Comes in a variety of colors ranging from chocolate brown to camel, tan, and even red. Each completed with hand-cut leather patches. All beautifully combined for a handcrafted leather apron sure to please your horseshoer. OFS Foot Stand & Cradle Combo Handcrafted and built on-site, this combination foot stand is available for your everyday horseshoer or horse owner. Easily maneuvered by a simple flip you can move from the front to the hind of the horse with no problem at all. This foot stand is designed to reduce the amount of equipment it takes to set up a shoeing rig. Contact Oklahoma Farrier Supply at 1-800-634-2811.

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SUNDERMAN MANUFACTURING The Back-Stop from Box S Fence is the best way to say “Merry Christmas” to the team ropers in your family. The Back-Stop mounts to the right hand side of your alley, and when the steers go past, they can’t back up. It will make time spent in the practice pen much more enjoyable for everyone. The Back-Stop will mount on wood or steel alleys, can be bolted or welded into place. You can check them out at www.boxsfence.com. The Back-Stop sells for $64.99 and ships UPS. You can order over the phone, just call 800-843-3312. From everyone at Box S Fence, Merry Christmas.

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TIRAMISU Nothing says fabulous like a touch of fur and a vest is just the right touch if you don't want to go all the way. Tiramisu can meet all your Holiday shopping needs - from the man in your life to the great woman at your side. Visit Tiramisu on Facebook or locate us on the west side of the Coliseum during the USTRC Finals. Vest (Panhandle Slim), Denim (Cowgirl Tuff Co), Blouse (Ariat), Belt (Nocona), Accessories (Gypsy Soule & Misc). Fall favorites to fall for... Cowgirl Tuff Co Denim, Rock & Roll Cowgirl Tops and great accessories tie it all together, from Gypsy Soule to Double J Saddlery. You will find all the newest trends in Fall Fashion with Tiramisu. A little Western Boutique located in Great Bend, KS, Julie Miller, owner, brings the best to the table for her guests. A team roper herself, she understands just what the needs are in arena and outside of it Always expect the best from Tiramisu. Find us on Facebook or stroll over to the west side of the Coliseum and visit her booth during the USTRC Finals. 86 / NOVEMBER 2011

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The new Hock Lock quick release from RopeSmart is revolutionary - not just another release. We believe it to be the strongest, safest, and easiest to use. The Hock Lock is built strong to last, and for easy transition when switching to and from dallying. This is the most realistic release on the market. For beginner ropers, it starts to pattern muscle memory going right to the horn, while allowing them to refine the technique of heeling. A roper can stay down through the delivery, never down in front dangerously searching for the triggering device like on others. With the rubber handle being positioned at the top of the horn, it is easy to find every time. We ship 5 rings with every release and offer them separately as well. The ring system allows the rope to rotate nearly 180 degrees right and left without moving the release. Other types of tie-on devices can bind and become nearly impossible to trigger when the steer runs around the roper. The Hock Lock is fully machined from solid stock aluminum and stainless steel, not cast. It features a super strong, yet easy on and off, strap system. No buckles to break and cause hand and horse injury. The Hock Lock is available in machine finish silver, gloss black, and hot pink. The Hock Lock will be offered for the first time during the 2011 Christmas season. Go to www.HockLock.com or call 210-823-0565 to order yours today. Rush delivery available, dealers welcome. Patent Pending.


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RITCHIE INDUSTRIES Ritchie OmniFount Series Dependability, durability and reliability. Just a few reasons you can relax knowing you have a Ritchie automatic waterer. Designed with simplicity and horses safety in mind, our waterers are easy to clean and maintain. You can have peace of mind knowing your horses will have fresh, clean water on demand 24 hours a day, even in the most severe winters. The OmniFount series is the premier electrically heated fountain on the market. The best of both worlds, OmniFounts blend technology from both traditional stainless steel units and the newest fully insulated poly to provide premier and reliable livestock fountains. Designed to withstand extreme cold temperatures while remaining energy efficient, the OmniFount series is tough enough to withstand feedlot abuse. The EcoFount Series We have taken all of the best features of our classic waterers, combined them with customer, distributor and dealer input, and designed a premium line of automatic waterers—the EcoFount series. The EcoFount 1 and EcoFount 2 are the newest, most energy efficient, electric standard heated line of Ritchie automatic waterers. They will provide the same reliability during the most extreme winters as our OmniFount series. A new feature of Ritchie products is the flip top cover which provides ease in cleaning. The fully insulated casing will provide excellent protection against the coldest winters. For more information about Ritchie Waterers and Automatic Waterers, please visit www.RitchieFount.com or call us direct at 800-747-0222.

LAWMAN JEANS The Lawman collection features our famous Miracle Fit that makes you look and feel slimmer all around. A proven success at retail, Lawman Miracle Fit jeans are constructed in a 12 oz. premium denim that knows your body. Designed to slim the tummy, lift and shape your curves, Lawman Miracle Fit jeans brings you support where you neeed. it. From a casual day on the ranch, to an evening out on the town, Lawman Jeans are available in a variety of styles to fit every occasion. Please visit our website to get more information, www.lawmanjeans.com

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THE CORRECTOR BLACK MESA TREE & SADDLE designed this tree for the NEVAWRAP DALLY POST HORN. Everything is kept close and adapts to most any horse with the balance for rider now in the center of the seat. Len Brown has been building comfortable saddles with 7 inch+ gullets for 27 years. He did this by putting more twist in the bars. That opens the gullet while bringing the foot of the bars together. Wide at the top in front with contact at the foot on the upper ribcage, this get’s a hold of the round backed horse to stop rolling and doesn’t pinch the withered horse. Using the Ugly Betty Bars, Len shaped a new cantle at 3.5" and added a lower TM fork that is 7.75" wide at the gullet. The contact is very close but with the unique twist in the bars, tree doesn't give wither clearance problems. Len says: start really wide and end up just clearing withers without pinch at the upper bars. Black Mesa Tree and Saddle is at: www.thecorrector.net or 816/625-0333

Cold weather is coming or, for some, it is already here. Now is a good time to work indoors, perfecting your dally skills. If you are looking at your horn while dallying, if your horse is going left because your left hand is leaving, or maybe you are losing feet because you are going to your horn too soon, you can work on any of your dally problems with the Dallyup. www.dallyupmfg.com 830/767-2188. Mention this listing and receive $50 off.

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AI Roping Chute (RC98AI) Priefert’s Fully Automatic Roping Chute with Laser Eye is a must-have for ropers. This remotecontrolled chute is ideal for the practice arena because it virtually eliminates the need for extra chute help. The roper pushes a single button to release the steer, and then the laser eye activates the closing of the headgate and the opening of the split tailgate. Once another steer has entered the chute, the laser eye closes the tailgate, allowing the roper to return to the box with a steer loaded and waiting for the next run. This chute can also be set up to function in manual mode or in remote-controlled mode, with each function of the chute corresponding to a button on the remote. MSRP $3,668. Steer Panel Alley Kit (SP08AKGY) Priefert’s Steer Panel Alley Kit is the perfect accessory for any roper. This eight foot section of alley is designed to match up perfectly to Priefert’s classic manual roping chute, Priefert’s competition chute, or Priefert’s fully automatic chute with Laser Eye. The partially sheeted alley narrows to 14 inches at the bottom, allowing calves and steers to be run in the same alley without fear of them turning around. MSRP $630. For more information about this alley kit or to check out other great roping products, contact Priefert at 1-800-527-8616 or www.priefert.com. Practice Like You Compete. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 87


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Reinsman X Series 1-1/2" Set Ear Headstall Both have: Heavy weighted silver buckle adjustment with engraved floral design. 7015H - Beautifully hand tooled Wyoming flower headstall with square berry Conchos and adjustable bit ends. Unlike anything Reinsman has ever offered. This very unique design is sure to set your horse apart from the crowd. 8020R - Red/Black Alligator headstall with antique berry Conchos. Made with heavy premium oak skirting, doubled and stitched for durability, and a layer of red alligator accented by black alligator. This headstall is more a piece of art than a part of your tack collection. Clay Tryan Signature Series Roping Saddle 4497-145QWP - Made in the USA. Designed to Clay Tryan's specifications. Handmade, hand tooled Montana flower in walnut leather. 100% wool sheepskin. Comes standard with roper back cinch. Shown with upgraded optional silver burst Conchos and back cinch buckle. Upgraded seat is shown in elephant hide. Other seat options are available. Seat sizes 14" - 16". Wood fiberglass covered tree with 10-year warranty and Original DM Bars. Rigging - 7/8 position with stainless steel dees. 3" deep Roper, hand tooled stirrups. For more details visit your nearest Reinsman dealer or visit www.reinsman.com.

HOT HEELS Hot Heels Adjustable Heading Dummy This dummy offers you the most realistic heading angles on the market today. The head can be adjusted to three different heights. You can challenge yourself with a lower head setting or raise it up for a beginner's shot. This heading dummy features our convenient release head. This heading dummy has three different stand heights. Rope it from the ground or raise it to one of the two higher positions to practice from your horse. Heading dummy retails for $375 plus shipping Hot Heels Saddle Stand If you are looking for a tool to improve your stationary practice, this is it! Using our saddle stand will help you become more aware of your body position in the saddle and also allows you to rope the dummy while holding the reins. While practicing from the ground ropers often step towards the dummy as if they were not on a horse and sometimes forget that their left hand holds the reins while riding. These small habits of practicing from the ground can hinder a roper when they rope from a horse. Stand is 15.1 hands high and allows you to cinch up your saddle securely. Saddle Stand retails for $350 plus shipping 88 / NOVEMBER 2011

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FourQuarterCircle, LLC is excited to introduce the BetterDally Wrap in a new color and improved design for this 2011 Christmas Buyers Guide. The NEW black BetterDally saddle horn wrap is a great addition to the red/brown BetterDally wrap that we have been offering since 2009. FourQuarterCircle introduced the new black BetterDally Wrap package in May 2011 along with our new and improved design. Customers have been giving us great feedback such as, “They really save ropes because they don’t ruin them like inner tube dally wraps,” and “They last a lot longer and are better at grabbing the rope then inner tube dally wraps.” Please visit our website to read more about the BetterDally saddle horn wrap and visit us on our Facebook page. This is a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer at a great price for anyone who ropes.

CHUTE HAND Chute Hand, Rope Puller The Chute Hand makes pulling ropes at the stripping chute much safer and easier. No more getting kicked, or wasting time pulling ropes. Spend more time roping. Can also be used to pull head ropes from those head ducking steers. One of the other great features is being able to trap the rope to the ground. This is often quicker and easier than pulling the rope. When the steer feels the Chute Hand, its first instinct is to pull the leg, which most often frees the steer immediately. No roping arena is complete without a Chute Hand. Get yours today at www.ChuteHand.com or by calling 210-823-0565 $29.99

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CUSTOM TACK #BBQ $38: The deluxe BBQ set is the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite cowboy. Comes complete with spatula, tongs and fork in an attractive gift box. Add his brand, logo or name on the lid at no additional cost. #CLIH $45: This cowhide makeup case with leather handles is absolutely stylish for anyone young or old with it’s hair-on side panels and chap leather gusset. It can be personalized with a leather plaque at no additional cost. It is also available in a shave case! Call us today at 817/717-TACK (8225) or visit us online at ww.customtackshop.com to see our complete line of custom gifts.


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ROPESMART/ PERFECT TOW The ShockWave perfect towing attachment is a must-have for any roper owning a Hot Heels, or Heel-O-Matic training system. The ShockWave gives the most realistic corner, all the while taming the shock felt by the horse when stopping the machines. The ShockWave diffuses over 1,000 lbs. of load, thus saving the ATV transmission, and the horse. Whether riding a seasoned horse or training a green one, helping prevent injury is a must. If a young horse loses its confidence due to hard jerks, it may be damage that is irreversible. When a young horse can learn the proper technique of stopping without any pain or injury, they are more likely to be a strong stopper with a much better life-long foundation. When tuning a finished horse, we want to repetitively practice perfect runs and stops. When using the ShockWave perfect tow system, it allows a roper to have longer practice sessions with more stress free runs made. It simply reduces stress and wear on your good horses. “I will never make another run on my machine without the ShockWave attached,” says Stuart Mitchell of AL. Mitchell, a long-time Hot Heels user, gave a long list of the benefits he gets from the perfect tow system. Likewise Butch Graham of CA, a Heel-O-Matic user, finds a multitude of benefits and safety with the system. Used and endorsed by Al Copenhaver, owner of Hot Heels. Order yours today at www.RopeSmart.com, www.PerfectTow.com or call 210/823-5386 Patent Pending.

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RODEO VIDEO The perfect Christmas gift is the 5-DVD set of the ENTIRE 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo! All 10 days! All events! Preorder now and get a gift card to send to the recipient. (They will be available midJanuary.) Or buy the NFR DVDs from earlier years, now with discounts. For more Christmas ideas consider these DVDs: The Bob Feist, Mega Match 4, Mike Cervi, Spicer Gripp or George Strait Team Roping DVDs; the Timed Event Championships 5-DVD set; Namgis or Marana Calf Ropings; Classic Team Roping of the NFR; Incredible Team Roping. We have all the instructional DVDs too - and lots of horse training and horsemanship DVDs. We have DVDs for the calf roper, barrel racer, or rough stock rider... or horse lover! Shop online at www.RodeoVideo.com or call us toll free 800-331-1269. Rodeo Video Inc., 412 S. Main, Snowflake, AZ 85937

At Outlaw Saddles & Silver we take great pride in selling you quality saddles. We have team roping saddles, barrel racing saddles, reining/cutting saddles and ranch saddles. We also have one of the nicest trophy saddle lines on the market place today. In our Trophy Line Saddles we feature Hadley & Fox wood fiberglass trees with some of the highest grade leather. Various tooling designs available by skilled craftsman. Any logo can be duplicated. Custom saddles designed to your specifications. Visit our website at outlawsaddles.com or call 530/905-1599. outlawsaddles@gmail.com

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On The Edge National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Heeling Champion Michael Jones, with special guest AQHA World Champion Clay Logan present “On the Edge,” a first of its kind instructional heeling and lifestyle video. The technique and knowledge possessed by these two cowboys gives viewers an insight into what it takes to become a champion. Michael and Clay cover the basics of heeling, from horsemanship all the way to the perfect heel catch. Their proven methods are sure to help any person who wants to make fast, consistent heel catches, enhance his or her horsemanship, and win more consistently. These two extraordinary cowboys not only give you a view of their life inside the arena but you also get a glimpse of what their life is like outside the arena. Michael and Clay have taken team roping to an entirely new level for the past several years and are happy that they can share their knowledge with you in this action packed DVD. They are also pleased to announce that for the first time ever in the roping video world, these DVDs are available in Portuguese and Spanish as well as English. To order call today at 254/796-1970 or visit www.teamroping.com

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Hy O Silver - Offering custom gold and sterling silver Western jewelry and buckles. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. Pendant shown $225; Ring shown $250. Different color stones available. Visit our website hyosilver.com or call 877-796-7961 for more gift ideas! We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We appreciate your business. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 89


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BURNS SADDLERY .338 Big Gun Rope No matter if you are a sniper or backed in the corner of a roping box, take aim with a .338! The accuracy and speed of the .338 will make you a winner every time. Every sniper or roper knows they need a “gun” that is well-balanced and has great tip weight. They also want a rope they can trust in those high pressure situations. This rope has great visibility due to the bright orange color, and unmistakable purple Big Gun Rope Co. tag. Top Notch Team Roping Saddle Our exclusive and totally custom team roping saddle is perfect for the dedicated roper. Unique notched square roper skirts are sure to grab attention. Only top notch materials are used in the construction of Burns Custom Rope Saddles, including this bark elephant seat which adds a touch of character and durability. Another feature you will love is the leg cutouts which allow closer contact with your horse resulting in better performance. This custom saddle has a 7/8 tooled pattern with full barbwire border, Wyoming flowers, and basket weave stamping. You will also notice the fully tooled over shoe roper stirrups. Last, but certainly not least, this saddle has stainless steel hardware and silver dollar Conchos throughout! Order your custom fit performance rope saddle today or get your .338 Big Gun Rope exclusively at Burns Saddlery, 1-800-453-1281 or burnssaddlery.com.

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ARIAT Women’s Corazon #10008759 - MSRP: $299.95 From the Presidio collection, the Corazon features elegant rose- and vine-patterned embroidery along the foot and shaft. Top-notch details include an X-toe with exaggerated toe spring and 13" tall leather lined shaft. The premium full-grain leather foot and shaft and handnailed veg tan leather outsole and heel raise this boot’s quality to the highest level. Men’s Lefty’s Luck # 10008810 - MSRP: $349.95 Lefty's Luck hit the jackpot with this gambler-inspired performance boot. A part of the Quincy Collection, the premium, full-grain foot is topped with a leather shaft that sports an eclectic cards and pistols design in screen print, embroidery and rhinestones. ATS® technology, a wide square toe and handnailed veg tan leather outsole make this boot the real deal. For the cowboy that never takes life too seriously, but instead relies on the luck of the draw. 90 / NOVEMBER 2011

Finally, a portable roping dummy that actually teaches the fundamentals of roping. Tired of watching your kids use that side-arm crossfire loop to catch the feet on their dummy? Then it’s time for a Lil Blue Heeler. This roping tool will teach the timing necessary to rope live cattle. When turned on, the legs on the Lil Blue Heeler move just like a real steer allowing the roper to get in time and rope them correctly. With its life-like head and swiveling base, it is a great heading dummy as well. By themselves or with a group, the ropers in your family will love practicing on their Lil Blue Heeler. Rechargable battery included and portable means you can rope it at home all week and throw it in the trailer to take on the weekend. Check out the video at grizzlysaddlery.com or give us a call at 406/761-5948.

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Lucas Buildings are custom engineered all-steel metal buildings. A Lucas Building is manufactured in-house allowing Lucas to offer factory direct competitive prices. Lucas is dedicated to bettering your environment for living, working, or playing. Whether you need an arena, a school gym, or a storage building for your collectibles Lucas will provide you with professional customer service from the first call and will custom engineer an American made product for you that is, “Built to Last.” A perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones, the Lucas computer-driven precision plasma cutter provides exquisite detail to our iron wall hangings, and allows for a great deal of custom design options. Unlike some similar commercial items, these pieces of metal art are substantial, with attention to detail. The subject catalog is extensive, with popular themes such as Western, Farm, Ranch, Hunting and Fishing. Personalize your design and make an eye-catching metal art piece that you can be proud of whether for your home or business. To view our catalog of pre-designed plasma art or information on Lucas Buildings and a free quote on your next building project, visit www.lucasmetalworks.com. To discuss custom plasma art pieces for your home or business call toll-free at 1-866-689-8904! Shipping is available anywhere in the United States. To see videos about Lucas and our different products visit us on YouTube youtube.com/lucasmetalworks and Facebook facebook.com/lucasmetalworks. Own a retail shop? If so, ask a Lucas representative about our retail outlet packages.


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TUF TUBE Keep your goat tying or piggin strings straight while in storage. • Tube size : 5' long • It has a 1' section that comes off the top so you can see and select your strings. Better strings, Faster times. • Lynn Smith, 3X National College Champion, endorses the Tuf Tube, “Storing your strings straight is a better bet, as they function more correctly.” • Tuf Tube is a durable tube, 1-1/4" in diameter to hold several strings straight with a removeable top to see which string to select. • Keeping your strings straight will make a faster tie. • It’s important to keep nylon goat tying strings straight for the longevity of the string. The string has a ‘resting time’ where it can regain some stiffness that is lost with use, allowing longer usage time of the string and keeping desired firmness for faster ties. Most importantly, storing strings straight in tubes will keep the string from getting unwanted twists or loops while tying on the goat as well as help keep the tail of the string from getting into the tie. Several Designs to choose from. Retails at $39.99. Order by Calling SS Roping, LLC at 307/217-0392, visit www.NRSWorld.com or visit the Kings Saddlery NFR Booth, Las Vegas

SSG Due to the success of our summer weight SSG Digital glove with the best grip and durability of any riding glove, we engineered this 10 Below Equestrian glove. In addition to the digital palm, the glove features a spandura back, then a waterproof membrane, a complete thinsulate lining and inside that, our exclusive polar fleece. As good as it gets in a winter riding glove. Four layers of warmth! Color: Black. Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 MSRP $31.95 Winter Rancher Style 1650 We’ve added a polar fleece lining to the 1600 glove for warmth. North American deerskin gloves for roping and riding. These gloves feature a gun cut finger treatment. There are no finger seams on the palm side of these gloves for a far more comfortable feeling. Elasticized wrist gives you an easy on and off glove. Colors: Natural, Black. Unisex Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 MSRP $37.95 Check out our website for a dealer near you, www.ssgridinggloves.com

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RICKEY GREEN Rickey Green’s Team Roping Saddle is no ordinary roping saddle, it's designed to help you ride better and be better balanced with a solid foundation to deliver from. It’s the only saddle ever designed to let you have as much saddle between your legs standing as when you are sitting. The ground seat is designed to take pressure off your groin, hips and knees giving you a more comfortable ride with maximum athletic mobility. To order, call 866-RickeyG, or your local Martin Saddlery dealer. Rickey Green’s PowerTeamRoping.com is available online. When you become a member of PowerteamRoping.com you’ll have the opportunity to learn online from the best instructor in the country. Each month you’ll receive a new online lesson, access to an online lesson library, tips from different professionals from around the country and the ability to blog Rickey to ask any questions you have about your roping and get a personal answer. So check it out. PowerTeamRoping.com

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Your favorite equine partner deserves a new blanket for the holidays, and none are more stylish than a Pro Equine Products 1200D Turnout in a fashion plaid. The 1200 denier outer fabric is waterproof, breathable, and tough, to withstand arctic wind blasts and frisky romping in the pastures, while the 300 gram holofil insulation will keep your friend warm and toasty. Featuring an open, buckle front design, along with a tail flap, leg gussets and adjustable straps, the 1200D Turnout Blanket in fashion plaids will allow your horse to stay dry and comfy no matter what the weather. Inspired by ski and snowboard apparel, the 1200D Turnout Blanket is available in six new fashionable plaids. For more information, visit www.proequineproducts.com

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COWBOY CLASSIC SADDLERY Saddles made with details in mind. You will love the feel of our new saddle trees fit to make your horse work better and you rope better. The saddle fits on the horse for close contact and will allow you to ride the horse more easily. Your feet will be underneath you for good balance and your upper body will be in position to catch. Create your own tack. Headstalls, breast collars, halters, rope bags, and rope cans. You pick the design, the hide-cowhide, stingray, or gator, the spots, conchos, and buckles and we will put it together. You have an idea, we will make it. Cowboy Classic Saddlery, The One Stop Custom Leather Shop. Contact Cheyenne Wimberley 254/835-4440 or www.cowboyclassicsaddlery.com

FAST BACK The new Redline is a nylon-poly blend four-strand rope that is red in color. The Redline has some of the same characteristics that make the Natural so popular, including a slightly deader feel accentuating tip fee. The Redline is slightly smaller and lighter than the Natural making it fast and snappy with great grip and durability. “We anticipate the Redline will appeal to both headers and heelers,” explains Al Benson. “This rope is made with a unique poly fiber developed specifically for the Redline.” Fast Back Ropes offers a unique collection of hand-made bits. These are the perfect gift for the roper, barrel racer or any other horse enthusiast on your holiday shopping list. With an assortment of chain and solid mouth pieces, long and short shanks, there is certainly an option for everyone. For dealer locations call Fast Back Ropes at 800-479-1851 or visit fastbackropes.com

season’s fly control isn’t usually topping people’s “to do” list. But it’s guaranteed the flies are coming back. It really pays to plan ahead for a fly free summer. Who says you can’t give yourself a gift during the holidays too? Schedule your 2012 season of Fly Predators now and be ready for fly season. Fly Predators cost $18.45 for a quantity of 5,000 – that’s enough to control flies for up to five horses for a month. Larger quantities are available. Scheduling Fly Predators for the summer season is advised. Visit spalding-labs.com for more information or call 1-866-379-3897. Bye Bye Odor Jingle Bells Your Barn Smells Stinks In Lots Of Ways

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Whether it’s for your barn or a friend’s barn, Bye Bye Odor is a gift that keeps on giving. Don’t want to tell your friend their barn smells? Use Bye Bye Odor in your barn first and let them smell the difference. Sometimes you won’t even know how badly your barn smells until the odor is gone and you start to enjoy all those good horse smells again. Bye Bye Odor doesn’t just cover up the smell; it cleans it with all-natural odor-eating microbes. More importantly, it removes the harmful buildup of ammonia caused by urine. Ammonia contributes to respiratory problems and a decrease in performance. Bye Bye Odor also works great in trailers, black water tanks, on boots, equipment, pens, cages, litter boxes and around the house. Bye Bye Odor comes in a 4 oz. concentrate that makes 2.5 gallons for $19.95 and cleans five stalls for one month. For larger barns buy the 32 oz. concentrate for $119.95. A 32 oz. Ready-To-Use is also available for $11.95. Visit spalding-labs.com for more information or call 1-866-379-3897.

STEER CRAZY Just Rope Adult Tee, 100% cotton charcoal tee, sizes small thru 2-XL $19.95 Eat Pray Rope Brown Ladies Burn-Out Tee printed in tan with cross sizes small thru 2-XL Jr. $24.95 The Original Crooked Stirrup, made in America and contains no lead all arounds and Lite’s $69.95. To Order call Steer Crazy at 1-800-932-1932


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BAYOU WEST CO Bayou West Co. would like to put their newest addition of saddle pads at the top of your Christmas list. Our saddle pads are known for their premier quality of style, craftsmanship, and performance. Fusion – the blending of two or more materials. Bayou West Co. is proud to announce THE FUSION saddle pad. The Fusion is the blending of our top quality 100% wool and our wool felt. This combination gives an awesome protection and comfort for your working horse. Along with the wool layers, this pad offers a one-piece contoured design with top-grade oiled leather on the withers, back, and wear leathers. The 100% wool on the bottom wicks away the moisture from your horse allowing the back to breathe better. The wool felt top completes the pad giving you a long lasting pad with a sharp, eye-appealing look. You and your horse will love the way this pad rides. Check out the wide range of saddle pads at a dealer near you, www.bayouwest.com or call 713/8238578. Other Bayou West choices for that special Christmas List - our foremost 100% wool pads, the in-set pads for a first-rate fit and remarkable protection, and of course, THE HYBRID.

Twisted Tack stainless stirrups the perfect gift! They can always be refinished, relasered or reinlayed to look new no matter how far down the road. Stirrups starting at around $225. Awards also available! Call on awards prices. PROformance Carbon Fiber Barrel Stirrups are the new hit with barrel racers and pole benders. Weighing only 3.2 ounces each, makes these lightweight stirrups the best Christmas gift this year. These stirrups are fully customizable and have a two-year warranty. PROformance Christmas special, $125 plain, $175 with graphics. Awards also available. Call on awards prices. www.twistedtack.com 402/239-6333

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NOCONA BOOTS Nocona Boots, Style # LDATM11, 11" Brown Cowhide with Texas A&M Logo on Front. MSRP: $230. Nocona Boots, Style # MD2714, 12" American Chocolate. MSRP: $199. Website: www.noconaboots.com.

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STINGER ROPES New products in time for Christmas. Get your trailer ranch ready! Rope ties 10' to 12' long. For the first time: New, clean, ready to use, $15.25 each. FAST, FAST, FAST. It is all about the WOW FACTOR. This 3-strand has everything, feel, speed, price and longer life. $25 each. Stinger Rope Company, 268 County Road 3516, Bridgeport, Texas 76426; 940-683-6433; facebook or stingerropes.com

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6 SCOTT IRONWORKS Gregory Scott - owner of Scott Ironworks Horseshoe Bits and Rasp Spurs has added a few new bits to the Christmas selection this year. Check out all our products at www.scottironworks.com. Horseshoe nail jewlery, rasp spurs, bits, buckles, spur straps, etc. 575-533-6880, Reserve, NM. Place your order today. HandCrafted in the USA.

TWISTED TACK Twisted Tack stirrups are the best Christmas gift every year! Stirrups made to order with designs to match ANYTHING! Get them to match your boots, tack, personality or anything else. A lifetime warranty makes

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HEEL-O-MATIC “The BONES” from Heel-O-Matic is the most realistic heading dummy on the market. Designed with perfect dimensions, you’ll get full curl practice sessions with no tipping or sliding. Unique base inserts let you add challenge to your practice session by raising, lowering or tipping the head. Each BONES comes with a horn wrap for a natural feel and three sets of horns for varied practice lengths: 19", 28" and 33", or leave the horns off for a 14" spread ideal for calf and breakaway ropers. The BONES is available in brown, black, blue, yellow, pink or purple. Kids love them, too! The Team Roper’s Guide to Perfect Practice DVDs are the perfect stocking stuffer for all ages and levels of team ropers. Whether looking to polish foundational skills or pick up advanced tips and techniques, these DVDs will produce results, even for higher numbered ropers. Featuring Clay O’Brien Cooper, Chad Masters, Patrick Smith, Tee Woolman, Mike Beers, Dusty Watkins and Justin Parish, you’ll cover everything from ground work to full speed mounted drills. Not only will you learn Heel-O-Matic exercises, but also technical rope control, foundation pointers, advanced horsemanship, training tips, and much, much more. www.heelomatic.com 888-HEELING SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 93


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TARTER FARM AND RANCH EQUIPMENT Electric Chute with Remote Headgate The electric chute with remote headgate is a one-of-a-kind unit on the market. It operates without an air compressor and without 110V. It has all the great features of a manual, plus this chute is 12V system with solar power, so it can be put anywhere without the need for air or electric. The headgate can be operated via manual release lever, on-board push button, or from a remote on horseback. Other features of the chute include quiet front and rear gates, unique slanted front headgate, coordinated front and rear door closing, sure-stop operating mechanism to prevent bounce back, extra ground clearance at the bottom to keep chute out of mud and provide gliding action, easy operation from horseback, all-in-one fully protected spring latches and electronic modules, and features our durable, corrosion-resistant powder coat finish. Visit www.tarterfarmandranch.com to find a dealer near you!

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RUNNING P ROPES The Maverick This nylon/poly-blended rope has a small diameter packed full of body. The dependable “feel,” along with the durability of this rope, makes it the number one seller at Running ‘P’ Ropes. For a dealer nearest you contact us at 1-800-833-8522 or visit our website www.runningpropes.com

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JUSTIN BRAND Justin Boots, Style # BR301, 13" Ivory Plush Upper, Chocolate Burnished Calf Foot. MSRP: $175. Justin Boots, Style # BRL9758, 13" Sangria bomber Brush Off. MSRP: $195. Justin Brand Original Work Boots Justin Original Workboots, Style # WK4682, 11" Rugged Tan. MSRP: $120. Justin Original Workboots, Style # WKL9982, 8" Black Pebble Grain. MSRP: $95. www.justinoriginalworkboots.com.

Custom brown iron knife with serrated edge and pocket clip. “Christmas never looked so good. $125. See us in Las Vegas at Cowboy Christmas booth #567.æ

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2 USTRC USTRC Membership There’s no time like the Holidays to buy your favorite team roper a gift he or she can use all year long – a USTRC Membership! Give them that first step to a years worth of ultimate team roping action at all of the USTRC Sanctioned and Affiliate events. Head to USTRC.com to find out more and get that team roper in your family the gift they will cherish and use throughout the year!

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Running P “Rancho Riata” Built on a modified TM tree with premium quality materials. This saddle is made with bars to fit a horse, as well as riggings placed to allow the girth to rest in the girth path. With a tooled inlaid leather seat, latigo laced swells, and a pencil roll cantle, this saddle looks as good as it works. Please call 866-383-0594 or visit www.runningpsaddlery.com for more information.

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RED RIVER PORTABLE ARENAS Keep your riding area level and safe with Red River Arena’s arena drag. Red River’s “Buster” is designed to plow and level your riding area with one pass. The S tines will dig your arena to your desired depth and the rear tumbler breaks up dirt clods leaving your riding area clean and smooth. Red River’s 6' “Buster” is $1,800 and the 8' “Buster” is $2,600. Free shipping to most lower 48 states!

Don’t let the sands of time diminish your roping chute, with Red River’s new all galvanized roping chute your chute is designed to last for many years. Ropers have depended on Red River for over 20 years for a dependable and affordable roping chute for their personal roping arenas. Red River now offers Free Delivery to most lower 48 states on their most popular products including their roping chutes. Galvanized roping chutes are $1,525. Call today 800-343-1026 or buy online at www.RedRiverArenas.com

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Introducing the All New Gator Gripper • Built in grip strip • More balanced • Nylon Poly blend • 33' Head rope • 36' Heel rope This rope is unlike any other 4-strand rope on the market. All other blend ropes are made by twisting and combining the nylon and poly cord throughout the rope. The Gripper is constructed with the nylon and poly fibers separated from each other into individual strands. making it a more balanced rope end to end. Retail price $36 head or heel. The Rope Shop, 2211 N. Holmes Ave Idaho Falls, ID 83401 800-447-6259 www.theropeshoponline.com


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REVOLUTION ROPES Wrap No More – Revolution QuickChange Dally System The new Revolution Dally Post makes conventional roping saddle horns obsolete. And the solid rubber Nevawrap means you won’t have to search for, ask for, beg, steal, or borrow strips of rubber… ever again. The Dally Post has a detachable quick release cap. A push button in the top releases the locking pin for easy removal. The NevaWrap slides over the square post and the cap snaps back into place. So easy, anyone can do it. The NevaWrap provides greater surface area for more rope contact, better traction, less slide, and more bite, especially on today’s smaller and smoother ropes. Less slide means less residue on your rope, less time on the clock, and more money in your pocket. As the NevaWrap wears, simply rotate or turn it over to prolong the lifespan. When it’s worn out, just replace it with a refill. But, be patient because it may take a year or longer to wear out. Designed for safety as much as function, a snug fit and elimination of rope snags at the swell and reduction of horn pop-offs. Ask your preferred saddle maker or saddle tree manufacturer about the Dally Post from Revolution Ropes. For more information, ask your preferred saddle maker or tree manufacturer to check out the Dally Post. For more information visit us online at www.DallyPost.RevRopes.com, watch us on YouTube/Dally Post, or call 866-427-3876. Patents pending.

MORTENSON SILVER AND SADDLES Commemorate your ranch with a custom silver buckle! We’re able to reproduce any brand or logo. All items are completely handmade. This buckle, with prickly pear cactus, barbed wire border and turquoise stone accents was custom made for Red Sox pitcher, Josh Beckett. Let us help you to come up with the perfect custom design, unique to your family or ranch. Mention this ad when you order and we’ll give you an additional 10% discount! Now offering custom silver-mounted spurs! Personalize a pair with your name or brand, or let us help you to design some as prizes for your next event! This pair features overlaid silver scrolls with Jewelers Bronze lettering and copper flower accents, all with a browned-steel finish. For a special touch, include handmade spur-straps with matching Conchos to really stand out! Mention this listing when you order and we’ll give you an additional 10% discount! Contact Mortenson Silver & Saddles Toll-Free at 1-877-424-9330 or www.silverandsaddles.com

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Celebrate with Cactus Just in time for Holiday shopping, Cactus Saddlery has a special selection of 18 handcrafted, fancy team roping saddles in stock while they last. Normally only available as custom orders that require additional creation time, these saddles feature a variety of popular looks that range from traditional to modern. All are exquisite in the detailing and workmanship. Take advantage of this limited Holiday offer from Cactus Saddlery in two simple steps: 1. Go to cactussaddlery.com to find the selection and an authorized retailer near you. 2. Contact the retailer and request that they order the in-stock team roper for you. Courtesy Cactus Saddlery © 2011 Image may not represent actual offerings.

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Spydr5™ from Classic Rope Classic Rope’s legacy of team roping innovation. If there is a roper in your household who has not yet roped with a Spydr™, give them a new Spydr this holiday season. The Spydr is so slim it appears light, but do not be deceived. Its five-strand weave packs more material in a smaller diameter for a feel like nothing else. Suggested Retail $39.95 for 30' and $42.95 for 35'. Ask for the Classic® Spydr5™ at your local Classic Rope retailer. Duffel Bag from Classic Rope This mid-sized Classic® Duffel Bag will make the perfect gift for any roper. It was designed to be your “go-to” bag for all occasions. Works for the gym, weekend trips or pack and store your roping supplies. Features include an adjustable padded shoulder strap, hook and loop closure carry handle, and two zippered side compartments. Suggested Retail $39.95. Ask for the Classic® Duffel Bag at your local Classic Rope retailer or visit www.equibrand.com to find a retailer.

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Rattler Rope Sling Bag It is an affordable useful gift for any roper. This modern style sling bag can be used for anything from a rope bag to a school backpack or briefcase. Features a front organizational pocket with a valuables pocket and key snap. Two mesh storage pockets on the sides and the breathable padded shoulder strap that has a handy cell phone pocket. The Rattler Sling Pack is sleek and its modern look sets it apart from conventional sling bags. Suggested Retail $39.95. Shop for the Rattler Rope™ Sling Bag at a retailer near you. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 95


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MARTIN SADDLERY iPod Holder from Martin Saddlery This is the new iPod holder from Martin Saddlery. Because you cannot easily keep these type devices in your pocket while you ride, this holder lets you still take it with you. It attaches to any Western saddle and will hold an iPhone, iPod or smart phone secure and safe. It is lined with natural sheep’s wool to help protect fragile touch screens and keeps your devise from bouncing against the holder. By placing the iPod Holder on the back billet, it is easy to reach, opens and closes with one hand and stays out of your way. The contour flap leave the speakers on your device open and unobstructed so music can be enjoyed without the use of headphones. The iPod holder will make the perfect gift for ropers and barrel racers alike. Suggested Retail $29.95. Ask for one at your local Martin Saddlery dealer or visit www.equibrand.com to find a dealer near you. Breastcollar from Martin Saddlery Martin Saddlery is famous for quality and fit. Martin Saddlery offers a full line of breastcollars and headstalls for ropers and professionals, superior in quality and made to withstand the test of time. The line consists of several new cowboy styles. All hand carved and hand tooled, Martin’s cowboy-style breastcollars are durable and rugged enough for everyday use and sharp enough for the arena. To feel and see the difference of breastcollars and tack made by Martin Saddlery, ask for them at your local dealer or visit www.equibrand.com

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Corriente youth saddles are the best option for getting a quality saddle at a low price for children of all ages. All of our saddles are built on a wooden rawhide covered tree. Our association, roper and barrel saddles offer a deep seat that will hold your little ones in the seat providing ride security and comfort. All youth saddles come with everything featured in the photos. We would also like to thank the 70,000 plus customers that have purchased Corriente Saddles over the years. Please visit our website at www.corrientesaddleco.com Baize Family, 165 Hallas Rd. Anthony, NM 88021 915/525-9009 or 575/874-3388 Email corrientesaddle@aol.com

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SABONA Sabona Pro-Magnetic Sport Wristbands feature a combination of magnets and minus ion producing material. The silicone wristband has a total of four 1200 gauss magnets, each positioned bio north facing the skin. The wristbands also contain a titanium material which produces minus or negative ions. Sabona Pro-Magnetic Sport Wristbands, sizes S/M (7.0 in.), L (7.5 in.), and XL (8.0 in.), come in five different colors and a new Patriotic Edition. Contact Sabona at 800-497-4199 or www.sabona.com.

products at an affordable price. We are constantly expanding our product line so check back often and see all we have to offer. We are also open to new ideas and are flexible in meeting the needs of customers. We appreciate your taking the time to visit us and look at our products. We are a family owned business and would love for you to call us today and discuss pricing and options. We look forward to earning your business. Visit our website at www.corrientebuckle.com Wayne and Bode Baize, 165 Hallas Rd. Anthony, NM 88021 915/497-5747 Email us at corrientebuckle@aol.com

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Micro Rain arena watering systems are the perfect answer to controlling dust and providing uniform moisture to your arena footing. All models are water turbine driven with speed control and automatic shut off! With seven models to choose from, Micro Rain is the proven leader in the industry. The new Big Sprinkler Carts from the makers of Micro Rain products are the perfect gift for anyone with an arena or ranch with pasture to be watered! These heavy and durable carts are a very affordable option for watering round pens, arenas, pasture, gardens, etc. The 1000F model starts at $189 and covers up to 120 ft. diameter circle while operating from a garden hose! Five different models available to choose from. For more information or to order online go to www.bigsprinkler.com or call 800-373-9325. Ask about our coupon code DC10WP123110.


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CLASSIC EQUINE ™

Legacy System Protective Boots Now in Lace! Elegant and classic Lace print Legacy boots! Classic Equine’s patented Legacy System now adds lace to their variety of colored and patterned support boots. The trusted Legacy system is designed to mimic the natural ligament structures of the horse’s leg, reinforcing what nature intended. Offering the ultimate in shock absorption with its built-in splint pads and a patented Cradle Fetlock System, Legacy provides maximum support and protection along with the added benefit of a close fit. The Legacy System provides a new standard in quality, protection, support and durability. Add style to functionality and have the best of both! Visit www.classicequine.com or your local Classic Equine dealer. 10K Cross Trainer™ Blanket in Blackberry from Classic Equine The new Blackberry 10K Cross Trainer™ Blankets are in and ready for this holiday season. Classic Equine® 10K Cross Trainer Blankets feature a 1200 denier rip-stop nylon shell that is waterproof and breathable. Learn more about all the features of the 10K blankets from Classic Equine at www.classicequine.com. As always, the Cross Trainer blanket features the trusted Night Vision™ reflective strip, allowing for your horse to be visible at night while tied to the trailer or turned out in the pasture. Suggested Retail $179.95. Ask for the 10K Cross Trainer in new Blueberry this Christmas. Top Load Hay Bag – New Designs from Classic Equine Revolutionary and innovative are just the two of the many traits that set Classic Equine® Accessory Products apart from the rest. The folks at Classic Equine are dedicated to providing you with high quality products that can truly make a positive difference for both you and your horse. Classic Equine Accessory bags have helped horse owners in all disciplines organize their tack and equipment with style. New for 2012 and available now are the new Designer Line™ prints of Lace, Turquoise Plaid, Daisy and Peacock. Look for the professional, yet stylish and trendy Designer Line of Top Load Hay Bags and accessory bags at a Classic Equine dealer near you.

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Premium Performance Cowboy Cut Jean Slim Fit – 36MWZPD Authentic five pocket styling, scoop front pockets, spade hip pockets, felled inseam, fits over boots, 20 percent longer-lasting denim, Prewash. MSRP: approx. $30 The Ultimate Riding Jean Shiloh – WRS40BY. Low rise, no gap waistband, flat comfort seams, Blue Mystique wash. MSRP: approx. $50 Visit our website: www.WranglerWestern.com

NATIONAL ROPERS SUPPLY Dash 'N' Dally Rope Dummy This new exciting toy will be great entertainment for the kids while driving down the road to your next rodeo. Attach the suction cup to the back windshield and let the fun begin. The steer swivels on the rod so once the header catches the steer can be spun and the heeler gets a great shot. Easy to install and includes two play ropes. Available at NRSworld.com. DND-1 $49.99 New Cinch Shirt styles available at NRSworld.com starting at $49.99. New Double J accessories and saddles available at NRSworld.com

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Team roping computer software to manage team roping events by Automated Roping Productions LLC. The official software of The World Series of Team Roping and used by hundreds of producers across the U.S. makes it the ultimate in roping technology. Perform draw pots, round robins, pick and/or draws, and numbered ropings. Create separate data bases for different associations, text ropers their draw position right from the software, and hook directly into the Farm Tek timing system. Manage your events from start to finish with presicion and ease so when the dust settles and the roping is over you can go home with the rest of the cowboys! Go to www.teamroping.net for a free demo or call us at 208/478-7673 for more information.

HORSE CRAFT PRODUCTS Horse Craft Products is proud to introduce our new natural red rubber Dally Wraps. Made from the same natural rubber as our bell boots. The Dally Wraps won’t impregnate your rope with rubber, or mark your pants. Your ropes will last longer as well. Dealer inquiry call: 800-207-0057. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 97


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RIMROCK SPURS AND BITS Custom spurs and bits made to order. Our spurs ride a boot well and don’t climb up. Custom brands and logos are our specialty. Made with only the finest sterling silver. For more information call 505/598-0884.

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RAWHIDE REATAS Do you want to surprise a cowboy this Christmas? Buy him an authentic rawhide reata! Traditional Central Baja Mexico Design Splice Free Reata. Great for roping like an authentic buckaroo. Finished with a braided honda and a half moon burner. Starting at $159 + $11.80 S&H for a 4 plait x 50' + reata. For ranch work. Wholesale inquires welcome. Call toll free 24-7 at 1-888-372-1613 www.rawhidereata.com

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CSI SADDLE PADS CSI Saddlepads is the high-tech solution to your horse’s back comfort. Using a series of flexible, high impact (over 10,000 lbs. per square inch) polymer, the CSI Flex-Plate system eliminates or dramatically reduces the bar pressure your horse feels through the saddle and frees the horse’s shoulder to allow for optimum rotation. Whether you’re experiencing saddle fit problems or just want to keep your horse sound, CSI Saddlepads are an excellent choice. Now all CSI Saddlepads come with a 100% Natural All Wool insert to give your horse the ultimate in comfort and performance. All pads are handmade in the USA and have a 30-day money back “Ride it and Try it” guarantee. Endorsed by K.C. Jones and Coleman Proctor. Visit our website at www.CSIpads.com or call us toll free 877-274-7230.

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Stop paying motel bills and get on top with a Capri. Handbuilt the old-fashioned way. Durable, lightweight and rugged. Visit our dealers in Bosque Farms, NM, Gallup, NM, Bozeman, MT and Casa Grande, AZ. 800-295-0691 www.capricamper.com

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TUF KAF The New Breed of Calf SS Roping, LLC presents an Elite Tie-Down Roping Training System that represents a very realistic representation of a live calf that will greatly improve and speed up your calf roping ability. • Tough and durable • Solid Flexi-Foam rubber texture • Realistic shape and moves • Great rope action • Life size (58 lbs.) • Legs and joints move like a real calf, for a more precise and realistic tying practice.

• Right front leg has a ball and socket pivotal joint at the shoulder to replicate realistic movement from a calf. Right front knee has joint that hinges and falls slightly, encouraging correct positioning when gathering legs. Has dewclaws and split hooves. Rear legs have tension spring pressure to replicate straining calves when gathering. • Sit comfortably while gathering and tying. Calf head has proper angle to replicate proper roping action. Easy to place calf on sled. • Reinforced flank handle for proper hand placement • Comes with sled and angle on sled gives the calf an easy release without flying into the air. Pull with ATV or horse. Visit www.ssroping.com or call 307/217-0392 for more info.

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Celebrating 51st Anniversary! • Syngrass Calf Ropes - All sizes • All Nylon Rope - White Winner. • Nylon Blend Ropes - Green Machine, Super Silver, Blue Ribbon, Orange Crush, Yellow Jacket, All American • 4-Strand Nylon Available • Grant Tied - Classic Gold, Money Maker, Greenbacks • Poly Ropes - 9.5, 10.0, 10.2, 10.5, 10.7, 11.0, 11.4 • New England Aged - 1 year or more • Poly Grass - 60 strand 10.7, 63 strand 11.0 • 4-Strand Poly available • Nylon or Poly Ranch Ropes (any length) • Calf & Steer Strings, Kid Ropes, Grant Classic, Classic Nylons (Grant Tied), and other roping supplies 9486 Dub Grant Rd., Benton, AR 72015 501/794-1612 or 800-223-8478

OLD MILL The perfect gift for today’s horseperson who wants their horse to stand out in a crowd – turnout blankets in bright animal prints. Available in turtle, giraffe and zebra. They are water resistant and provide the warmth horses need for the cold winter nights. Get them early – while supply is good. Only $89.99 505/865-5432


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ROYAL HORN WRAPS The original One Wrap – Horn Wrap an original Christmas gift for your team roper! Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. – 21 years of making the world’s best horn wrap! The Original ll is the most durable steer wrap on the market today! Excellent fit, longest durability, at the best price, Buy direct and save 800-522-8225 or 801/985-9213 www.royalhornwrap.com Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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CASHEL Feed Rite™ Bag from Cashel Company The Feed Rite™ Bag is a simple piece of equipment that every horseman should own. Durable and easy to use, the Feed Rite Bag saves money by not wasting feed. It keeps the grain at the horse’s mouth so he does not have to “fish” for grain like in traditional buckets. Take it out and feed your horses easily at events or near other horses with no fuss. Suggested Retail $16.95. Heavy Weight Duster from Cashel Company Rider-designed, polyurethane-coated waterproof raincoat is perfect for work or play. Features include a seam-sealed, fleece lined collar with snap-back flap and extended collar height for added protection. This duster also has chest pockets with zippered interior access and reflective piping for increased visibility in low light conditions. Interior storage pockets, zippered underarm vents, gusseted hand pockets and interior leg straps. It is abrasion and tear resistant fabric and is perfect for withstanding the elements. Plus, the Cashel® Duster covers the entire saddle including the horn and the horse’s rump. Suggested Retail $169.95. Visit www.cashelcompany.com

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PROFESSIONAL CHOICE Comfort-Fit The ability of a saddle pad to enhance the performance of a horse and rider goes much deeper than the color and style of a pad – it’s about the technology. Built from the horse up, our newest Comfort-Fit has been 16 years in the making and is the result of countless scientific studies. Using our patented Air Ride technology this wool top, seamless, hand-woven pad is contoured to lock in place on your horse’s back and resist slippage. Two independent channels of energy absorbing Air Ride material distribute pressure evenly and flex with the horse’s strides so as to allow for complete freedom of movement while remaining firmly in place. Don’t wait to get the industry’s most

advanced saddle pad, purchase the Comfort Fit Air Ride Saddle Pad during Professional’s Choice ‘Saddle Up’ promotion and instantly receive $25 dollars off! Promotion runs through December 31, 2011. VenTECH Elite SMB In an effort to protect your horse, you never want performance to be compromised. That’s why Professional’s Choice created the VenTECH Elite Sports Medicine Boot. Designed to bend and flex completely with your horse’s movements, the boot provides 360 degrees of protection and total support to the tendons without ever restricting mobility. As a result, the boot works for your horse, absorbing an average of 26% of negative energy, promoting optimum performance. The VenTECH Elite Sports Medicine Boot also features a breathable lining, an industry first created to prevent overheating and maintain comfort when your horse needs it most. As a part of Professional’s Choice ‘Go Ballistic’ promotion, running now through December 31st, buy any pair of Sports Medicine Boots and get a pair of Ballistic Bell Boots free! VenTECH Slide-tec Skid Boots Reengineered with a new optimum fit, the VenTECH Slide-tec Skid Boots feature a breathable neoprene lining that conforms to your horse’s leg better than ever. As a result, dust and dirt is locked out, while your horse stays protected with 360 degrees of strong but flexible coverage. Great for performing sliding stops and quick turns, the boot protects the limb all the way down to the pastern and bulb of the horse’s heel. For added protection, the VenTECH Slide-tec Skid Boots also feature leather strike patches inside the fetlock and cannon bone, and a skid cup designed to resist wear, even during the hardest rides. To locate your nearest dealer: www.profchoice.com or call 800-331-9421

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Offered from A Cut Above Buckles, this silver bracelet is beautiful! The bracelet is made in the USA and constructed of German silver, jeweler’s bronze and/or copper. This bracelet will give you confidence and satisfaction. Wording in the bracelet can be “FAITH,” “HOPE,” “BELIEVE”, or “VIRTUE.” Price is $130/bracelet plus shipping. Contact A Cut Above Buckles at 951/600-0444 or www.acutabovesilver.com. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 99


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CACTUS ROPES

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Shock-N-Awe Originally designed 34' long for ropers who like to reach, this small, light, and fast rope is also available in a 31' length for all levels of jackpot ropers. Head rope only. • Nylon Poly 4-Strand • Length: 34', 31' • Diameter: Smallest • Lays: SS, XS, S, MS Li'l Pistol This is the smallest and softest kid rope made by Cactus. It’s perfect for playing inside leg (left foot), or as your toddler’s first rope. World Champion Trevor Brazile’s son, Treston, uses and endorses this item. • 3-Strand • 100% Poly • Length: 18'

The Reveal 4-N-1 is the gift that keeps on giving. Enjoy more riding time with the efficiency of four functions hydraulically controlled without ever leaving your tractor seat. Maintain secure footing for both you and your horse. All units are available in 6' - 14' widths. For more information see our website at www.Reveal4-N-1.com or call 937/444-2609

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RE RUN STEER A flank-and-tie calf. Suspended on a steel cart with wheels pulled by an A.T.V. or horse. The head, butt, and soft body are custom molded. The spring-loaded legs are designed to remain empty or to hold 25 pounds, if desired, rebar (7 pieces, 1/2 inch by 12 inch). With legs empty the calf weighs 30 pounds. Re-run can be free-standing or lay on its belly for ground practice. Have fun with Re-Run! A breakthrough in roping practice. A steer head can be mounted over the calf head. Heeling legs are suspended from the rear of the cart. A caster wheel replaces the carts tongue, making a fun practice dummy for team roping. Let your creative self loose and have fun. A bonus is the cart, calf, and steer can be quickly broken down into a small package without tools. Have fun with Re-Run! www.ropingcalf.com

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JULES’ TREASURES trea•sure: noun (tre-zher) a collection of precious things In the world of jewelry there is ordinary and then there are your treasures. All of Jules’ Treasures jewelry is a “one of a kind” creation to give you that special feeling, whether its a gift for a loved one or a gift for yourself. So if you like it, buy it, it may not be there tomorrow. We all need a little Bling in our lives – let Jules’ Treasures help you find yours! PayPal accepted for your convenience. $5 S/H fee. Visit our website www.julestreasures.com to select your treasure.

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New equine vaccine provides longlasting protection against deadly effects of rabies Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces the availability of EquiRab™, a rabies vaccine designed specifically for horses. The new vaccine for horses offers long-lasting protection against rabies in the convenience of a single, lowdose injection. “Just as it is for dogs and cats, the potential for horse exposure to rabies justifies vaccination,” says Craig Barnett, D.V.M., Intervet Senior Equine Technical Services Veterinarian. “Although we don’t see a lot of clinical cases of rabies, vaccination against the disease should not be overlooked — especially because it is invariably fatal and has considerable public health significance.”

Rabies Vaccine Considered Core The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) included rabies as a core vaccine in its recently updated vaccination guidelines, which provide veterinarians with current information and recommendations for vaccinating horses in their care. “AAEP’s recent adoption of rabies as a core vaccine reiterates the significance of the disease as well as the efficacy and safety of vaccination, which has been determined to exhibit a high enough level of patient benefit and low enough level of risk to justify vaccination in the majority of horses,” says Barnett.

The Rabies Challenge “While there has been only a handful of equid rabies cases reported within the last couple years, the number is increasing steadily. This is thought to be due in large part to the urbanization of areas where the disease is endemic in the wildlife population.” Barnett says it is not uncommon for pastured or stalled horses to be unknowingly exposed to wildlife. Most of these incidences go unnoticed and most bite wounds are not found. The rabies virus attacks the central nervous system of the horse and is very difficult to diagnose. Barnett says there is no definitive test to diagnose rabies in a live animal, further underscoring the need for preventive vaccination. “Rabies vaccination is highly recommended,” says Barnett. “Clinical signs of equine rabies can mimic many other neurological diseases in the horse. Concern for rabies in a horse showing neurological signs can be somewhat minimized if the horse is known to have been vaccinated.”

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He was born on March 4, 1936, in Ackerly to Roger Lee Snow and Novice Opal Roberts Snow. Jesse loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed roping, hunting, and fishing. His favorite saying, which he always told his grandchildren was, “Cowboys don’t cry.”

Jesse Snow 1936-2011 Jesse Snow, 75, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

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their time giving free test rides to folks veryone has their own theory of who had no intention of buying the car how we got so messed up in this because they could get a better deal country. I think you are probably, right this moment, holding the online from a dealer in the big city. And so the “too big to fail” get bigger, while answer in your hands. mom and pop sell out. The downtown of a city near us used The newsstand I used to love went to be a quaint collection of thriving mom out of business and fired more folks and pop stores but today it is a hollowed because consumers are downloading the out assortment of vacant buildings and same content they used to sell. Borders eateries, most of which are starving went broke and many newspapers are because consumers are watching every teetering because people are reading penny, and many can’t find a job. I talked their newspapers online and not paying to one man who was going out of for a subscription. Music stores and business and he explained that his store shuttered their doors for the had become nothing more than a MONTH NOV 11 BUILT BY CR VSA video stores IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D same reason. Hey, why buy the cow showroom for folks to check out the when you get your milk for free? merchandise before going online to buy There are two empty bank buildings it cheaper. And without any sales tax! So in town, one of them was shut down by he had to fire five people. the Feds and the other was merged out The man I bought my last car from of existence. The tellers lost their jobs was forced to sell out for the same Roper Sports News 1/4 horizontal because more folks are banking online or reason as his salespeople were spending

at the ATM. No need for a building or the folks who worked there. And we wonder why there is 9% unemployment? The Post Office is broke big time because everybody is emailing instead, so they’re slashing jobs and probably going to do away with Saturday delivery. The gas and electric company that provides me services just announced they were installing “smart meters.” There went the meter reader’s job. And I notice more and more self checkout lines at the grocery store, so more single moms who fed their family cashiering are now applying for unemployment. I recently saw a painter make arrangements to paint a house and he didn’t have a pen on his person. “No problem,” he said, “who needs paper and pencil? I’ll just put it on my I-Phone.” That’s why both stationery stores in town went out of business. And we wonder why people are out of work? All this modern technology is great until you realize that folks have to have jobs in order to afford it. Oh well, the unemployed will have more time to Tweet, check on their Facebook friends, and blog about the hard times. Change is necessary but the Internet revolution hit so hard and so fast that entire industries did not have time to adjust. And we can’t all make a living designing web pages. They say all this technology will make us more efficient but I just spent 30 minutes watching a painter, paint gun in one hand and cell phone in the other. I swear he was on the phone the entire time and barely applied any paint. The Internet has allowed hackers to disrupt our lives and perverts to prey on our kids. We’re all having our identities stolen, in more ways than one, as people on the street barely acknowledge each other because they’re too busy texting; in competition with each other to see who has the most Facebook friends. We have a childhood obesity problem in this country because our kids are all indoors, sitting on their haunches playing Madden Football, instead of being outside playing the real thing. Meanwhile, far too many of us are in a dormant trance, staring at the screens on our cell phones, looking for a job. wwwLeePittsbooks.com

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avail. He wouldn’t move. Completely overwhelmed, he laid down in the sand like a cow! I sat still in the saddle with my stirrups on the ground. We had a short conversation, about a minute, then he took a deep breath and rose to the occasion. The South Dakota badlands can overpower a horse, as well. Shorty took a green grulla gelding of his out to check IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D cows on a Pine Ridge Reservation lease. That, too, is rough country, mostly rocky and uneven. He trailered across the prairie and unloaded on a little flat at the edge of the pasture. They weren’t far from a big badland creek called Redstone, that drains a lot of that area.

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Laying off the side, he spotted a middle-sized Hereford bull. Shorty decided to push the bull on down the creek where he’d seen some cows grazing. It took a little prodding but they soon got the bull on a trail goin’ down the creek. The trail had a lot of bends and vertical cut badland walls. The bull started down on to a steep trail into the creek bed but then turned back the wrong way, right along the wall! Shorty loped back up the creek bank, hee-hawin’, hollerin’ and waving his arms to shush the bull. But, all of the hoo-rah spooked young horse who, in a moment of “Now or Never,” jumped the bank and landed a’straddle of the bull! The bull lit out down the creek, the horse rolled off the bull, and Shorty rolled off the horse! The frightened horse, in a panic, climbed the bank and took off! Whilst crawling up the steep slide, Shorty had a vision of his best Hamley saddle hanging underneath the horse’s belly galloping for home. Which, of course, is what a good horse, with any common sense would do. But when Shorty topped the rim, there stood the inexperienced novice grulla, eyes wide and nostrils flaring, not twenty feet away. Somewhere in his equine brain he processed his options; Bull? Rock? Trailer? Mother and home? Not having any experience in his young life to compare this to, he actually walked up to Shorty, who touched the side of his face, and sighed. I guess he just needed a hug.


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kay, just so you know I am NOT pulling the roping dummy anymore. I am NOT going to drive the four wheeler anymore. I don’t want to do this roping BUILT BY CR VSA IN HOUSE PROOF CRX’D stuff and I’m sick and tired of being the “gofer” for all these ropers. If there is any doubt in your mind about ropers being crazy, this should 951.600.0444 prove what I’ve been saying for years. acutabovesilver@hotmail.com Typical of our roping, we have to rope every day. We have to practice and get ready to go to whereever we are going. We have to be prepared mentally, physically, psychological and any other way. Whatever, it is driving me crazy. Maybe, though, I’m not the crazy one. In fact, I’m pretty sure I am not the one with the problem. We saddled horses and our neighbors came to rope. However, tonight we were going to spend time with the roping dummy instead of using the steers. That left you know who, first in line to drive the four wheeler. PERFORMANCE HORSES THAT WORK Now, let me ask you and you have WORKING HORSES THAT PERFORM to be very honest, how many of you Saturday November 19th, 2011 have driven the four wheeler with Held in Queen Creek, Arizona 12:00pm - Ranch Horse Competition coaching from the roper? You know, 2:00pm - Horse Sale “Turn off here,” “Duck real hard,” “Turn off easy and slow down,” “Make this steer a runaway!” I know you have heard that chatter before, right? Well, not only was I getting tired but my thumb had a cramp from holding the throttle on the handlebars. I had heard all the advice and For Sale Information Please Visit suggestions I could stand. I was a hair CowboysHorseSale.com short of exploding if you want to know 114 / NOVEMBER 2011

the truth. So, on the next run when Boss hollered out, “Go fast and duck off hard!” I gunned the four wheeler to make an impression. Typical of my attempts to get revenge or just get even, it never pans out like I want it to. When I proceed to be ugly it always backfires in my face. Today, would prove to be no different. When I looked back to make sure Boss was struggling, I took such delight in his scrambling that I forgot to look up. Bad idea! When the four wheeler ran head on into the fence the next thing I remember was Boss standing over me screaming, “My gosh, Gracie! What were you thinking?” Apparently, I had bounced off the arena fence with the throttle fully engaged. Fortunately, I wasn’t hurt bad but it was not fun. “Mom, Mom! Are you alright, Mom?” June Bug was screeching. Buzzy was staring into my eyes and all I could see was his nose; he was that close. “Get back you guys and give her some air,” Tim said. Leave it to him to take charge like he knew what he was doing. Somewhere in the midst, Donald was fanning me with his cap and I just wanted to scream at him to quit. I scrambled to get up but Boss was holding me down; not a good idea. “Lay still, Gracie, till we can make sure you are okay!” Boss advised. Advice from a team roper was not something I wanted at this very


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ever-evolving antibiotic-resistant strains of germs, but that would get us nowhere. That is why I want to take the space that we have left and help you to understand why this is important. As I said earlier, germs are everywhere. If you don’t believe me then just follow a germaphobe around for a while and you will never look at the door handle of a men’s room the same way again. Yes folks, germs are here and to a certain degree they are a good thing. They help weed out or eliminate some of the weaker things in the world and they also help us build up our ever important immune system. By immune system I mean exactly that, our ability to immune ourselves from those somewhat undesirable critters that follow us around. There are more theories regarding the lack of immunity to germs than there are germs to be immune from. But, the simple fact of the matter is, it’s really not all about immunity, but more about purity. Although I am sure there are some better adjectives to use than purity it’s still the one that I think best describes your ability to avoid those undesirable germs. By purity I am not referring to the spiritual part of our lives but more so our approach to dealing with those unavoidable things that may be a little on the dirty side of life. The biggest and baddest thing that seems to be out there is a strain of staph that goes by the acronym of Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It seems to be getting all of the headlines and deservedly so, but to be real honest, a staph infection of any kind is not a good thing. So what in the world possessed me to brig up such a desirable and despicable topic for your reading pleasure? Fact is, it’s staph season. It seems like every year


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about this time the locker rooms, gymnasiums, horse trailers and even living quarters become the breeding grounds for many of these infectious critters. I can’t really explain it in simplistic terms, but I can simply say this; it’s a complex problem and the best way to protect yourself is really very simple. Here are some suggestions that will protect you from not only the big bad MRSA germs, but from other less serious germs as well. • Know that the most vulnerable are the very old and the very young. Although this may have more to do with the state of the immune factors of each age group, the inability to properly wash and sanitize areas is of greater concern. • Athletes are at an increased risk for contracting contagious infections of all types. Hot and sweaty, multiple participants, body contact as well as abrasions are all a part of the process. • People who work with or around foodproducing animals. This includes beef. (Even if you are roping the beef.) • Traveling to multiple places and having the opportunity to meet people and germs that you would never meet otherwise. • The casual treatment of early stage infections. The old rub a little dirt on it principle. • The overuse of antibiotics. Using multiple doctors for convenience or necessity usually means a prescription of some type of antibiotic. • Hand washing or the lack there of. Hand sanitizers are a must! These are just a few somewhat unsexy suggestions for a very unsexy condition. There, I said it. No one really wants to talk about it, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said. Be aware of those little things that may seem very insignificant that begin to appear significant. Redness, swelling, heat, skin changes, fever among other signs and symptoms should make you aware of the possibility of infections. Most people just want to think about infections when they are in or around hospitals and although that is a very remote possibility, the reality is that most serious infections don’t start in hospitals, rather that is where they end up being treated. Until next month. Good Luck‌ Good health‌ Good Roping‌ & God Bless!

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before long it’s starting to happen. It’s extremely important to write your goal down. Don’t think it’s not, it is. Once you can see it, it starts to become a reality the moment you do. Also, on a separate piece of paper write down what it’s going to take in order for you to reach your goal. What you’re willing to do in order for you to get what you truly desire. You want to be happy, right? We all do! When I’m the happiest in my life is when I have a goal that I’m working on and moving toward. When that goal is achieved, we should immediately start working on what our next goal is, but for some strange reason I don’t do that. When I achieve something that I really desire, instead of moving on, I just float along and become satisfied with pretty good. If someone asks me how it’s going, my response is, “Pretty good.” I’m just cruising along, going with the flow, watching things happen instead of making things happen. Why? The answer has got to be because I’m lazy. It’s easy to just go half speed and coast along instead of picking something out that you want and getting after it. The moment I pick something out that I want to achieve, I instantly become happier. I have a reason to live, I have a purpose. I can give you example after example in my life of things I’ve decided I want to achieve, and it’s amazing how fast they happened. Remember, it’s extremely important that you know exactly what it is that you truly want. If someone asks you your goal, you immediately should be able to say it without hesitation. If you can do

that, you are in a small minority of people and you are well on your way to achieving your goal. Another thing I do for some strange reason, is shoot too low. When you pick a goal, aim high. It has to be realistic, but if it’s conceivable and believable, it’s achievable! Remember, it’s doesn’t matter what other people say or think about your goal. They have no idea what’s inside you, the determination that you have in your heart and soul. Ask the question of yourself, “Why not me?” The truth is, the universe doesn’t care who succeeds or who fails. It’s up to us and we can achieve anything we put our minds to, but first we have to pick what we want. If we don’t figure out what we want and pick a goal, we’re like a ship without a rudder out in the ocean, just hoping to drift into port. That might happen, but don’t plan on it. More than likely it will end up in the rocks, upside down. Each one of us has a number of days left. There’s a number written down and there is nothing we can do about that. When my time comes and people say, “How did he go?” I want the answer to be, “He was trying to climb Mount Everest and was killed in an avalanche, and he was almost to the top!” That’s the way I want it to end, working on achieving one more goal on the top of my list. I never want the answer to be “He was laying on the couch, watching TV, and he choked to death eating a Twinkie.” Until Next Month Thanks for your time, Walt Woodard


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This is the time of the year all of us deer hunters are anxious for. This is my favorite time of the season to harvest a big buck. Hunting the pre-rut is an opportune time to bag a dream buck. These big bucks are intent on finding the first does coming into heat. This all takes place prior to the full rut when these bucks are preparing for the upcoming mating season. The pre-rut is the best time to hunt sitting over scrapes and rubs. Stands near these sights will prove to be the most effective. Bucks are extremely active while they seek does that may be coming into heat. Don’t go into the woods without your calls.

This is the perfect time to start calling. Bucks are very responsive to calls at this time, and does aren’t very vocal during this period. A doe call can be a great way to get a big bucks attention due to this. I use a sequence of calls every 15 minutes when sitting in my stand. My hopes are that a buck will here these sequences, and come in closer to investigate. Most hunters like to wait until the rut is in full swing, but I believe the pre-rut can be just as productive. If you concentrate on the pre-rut using these methods, you’re sure to bag a big ole buck! Hunt safely, and until next time: Shoot by Sight, Walk by Faith!

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have posted the VIP point standings in this issue. The high rope twice in the same Shoot-Out roping. You can take Shootpoint VIP roper after the finals will receive $5,000 Cash. There Outs with anyone that is a current USTRC member. Only one is still plenty of time to gain VIP points at the Regionals and the roper per team needs a Shoot-Out. In late December, everyone VIP roping at the Finals also counts towards the year end points. will receive a postcard showing you how many Shoot-Outs each Points are doubled at the Finals and at the Regionals, 1st place roper has won throughout the year. When you become a VIP receives 16 points on down to 8th place receiving 2 points. Plus, member you receive a Shoot-Out. There are many opportunities the high point roper of the Finals VIP roping receives $5,000. In for all ropers to be able to rope in the Shoot-Out divisions at the addition, if you are a VIP member you receive an extra Shootout Finals. to use. As you can see there are many advantages to becoming a Please check out the NTRL Finals ad in this issue. We are VIP member. guaranteeing $10,000 to Average Winners of the #13, #12, #11, At the NTRL Finals in Jacksonville, Florida, everyone who has #10, #9, and #8 Shoot-Outs! A great prize line as always will be a current USTRC membership is allowed to rope in all the given away this year as well as lots of cash. preliminary ropings and the specialty ropings such as the VIP, All Hope to see you at a Regional this month! Girl, Century and the #7 roping. All preliminary ropings will Mandy Wolfe, NTRL Secretary move the top 10% over to the Shoot-Out NTRL VIP POINTS with 1st and 2nd having their fees paid! Includes: Mar 12 Campbell, NY; Mar 26 Friendship, NY; Apr 9 To rope in the Shoot-Out divisions at the Campbell, NY; May 7 Campbell, NY; June 4 Campbell, NY; July 16 Finals, here is what you need to know. All Campbell, NY; July 7 Green Cove Spgs, FL; Aug 5 Bridgeport, WV; Aug 13 ropers receive TWO Free Shoot-Outs for Campbell, NY; Aug 20 Green Cove Spgs, FL; Sept 17 Campbell, NY; Sept 17 attending the Finals this year! You do not Green Cove Spgs, FL have to take the Shoot-Out with the person Carnes, Gene............59 Johnson, Tucker.........10 King, Kelly ..................4 Farrelly, Joe ...............47 Graden, Greg............10 Seeley, Theron.............3 you won it with. You do not have to take the Madden, James .........40 Snyder, David ...........10 Smith, Chuck ..............3 Shoot-Out in the number of roping that you Seeley, Doozer..........34 Charles, Jim.................8 Stewart, Holly .............3 won them in. You and the same partner can Osburn, Will .............28 Coppock, Bob.............8 Brown, Kenny .............2

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GN Ranch Arena Friendship, NY November 19 March 26, April 23, June 18, July 30, September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17 INDOOR ARENA

Books Open at 11 a.m. Rope at Noon

2011 NTRL Schedule

#12 Handicap 4 head - $25/Roper (#12 & #11 Straight Time, #10- 1 Second Off, #9 – 2 Seconds Off, #8 – 2.5 Seconds Off, #7 & Below – 3 Seconds Off)

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NOVEMBER 5-6, 2011 Sanford, NC

Mid-Atlantic Regional Eleven Bar East Ranch

Chad Shepherd

12-13, 2011 Memphis, TN

Memphis Regional

Agricenter Show Place Arena

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12, 2011 Lizella, GA

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Rockin Circle H Arena

Todd Harris

12, 2011 Campbell, NY

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Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

19, 2011 Friendship, NY

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GN Ranch Arena

Gene & Nora Carnes

19-20, 2011 Marianna, FL

Southeast Regional

Jackson County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

26-27, 2011 Bristol, TN

Northeast Regional

McPherson Arena

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2012 NTRL Schedule JANUARY 26-29, 2011 Jacksonville, FL

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NTRL OFFICE 970/897-3111 • Fax 970/897-2921 E-mail: ntrlroper@yahoo.com NTRL Website: www.ntrlinc.com

#11 4 head - $25/Roper #10 4 head - $25/Roper #9 3 head - $25/Roper #8 3 head - $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) VIP #12/#10 4 head - $25/Roper – Enter 2x All Girl 3 head - $25/Roper All Ropings except the VIP are unlimited entries NTRL Shootouts to All Average Winners

Directions: 5856 Friendship Hill Rd, Friendship, NY 12739 (2 miles from Interstate) From the North: Follow Rt 19 South through Belfast. Crossover I-86. Follow Rt 19 toward Belmont. Turn right on Tuckers Corner Road. Go 8/10 mile. Arena on right. From East or West: I-86 exit 30. Exit toward Belmont then follow above directions. For More Info: Gene and Nora Carnes 585/268-5652 or 607/968-1120 (Cell) 2011 or 2012 USTRC Membership Required

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Rockin Circle H Saddle Series November 12, 2011 Rockin Circle H Arena - Lizella, GA

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

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

Call before you haul. If weather is questionable, will move to indoor arena in Hawkinsville, GA

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

OPEN #8 #12 #9 #11 #10 #12 VIP

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

4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper (Capped at #4 Elite) 4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper 3 HD - $25/Roper 4 HD - $25/Roper- Enter 2x 2011 or 2012 USTRC Membership Required. *Must have attended 5 out of the 9 regular ropings in the series to attend Finals.

Info and Directions Call: Will Osburn 607/527-8640 email: osburnarena@aol.com TRIAD numbers only

For More Info Call Rockin Circle H: Todd Harris at 478/447-5310 Credit cards accepted with additional 3% charge

2011 or 2012 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

UPCOMING EVENTS Southeast Regional Marianna, Florida • Jackson County Ag Center November 19 & 20, 2011 Saturday, November 19 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #15 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #13 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #12 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #11 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x NTRL VIP Roping 75% Payback at Regional #12 & #10 4-HD $50/Roper, May Enter Each 2x

Sunday, November 20 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #10 Capped at #6 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #9 Capped at #5 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x #8 Capped at #4 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x

PRIZES Priefert Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Weekend Trophy Saddle to Reserve High Point Roper of the Weekend NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average in all ropings. USTRC Regional Flex Earnings to Average Winners Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average Roping Format #15, #13, #12, #11 Four head, progressive after one. May enter each roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #10, #9, #8 Four head, progressive after one. May enter roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #9 is capped at Elite #5. #8 is capped at Elite #4. #10 is capped at Elite #6 VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $50/roper. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May enter each roping 2 times. 75% Payback. Must have 2011 or 2012 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. NTRL Memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only. USTRC Dress Code Required (Collared button down shirts, boots, jeans, NO BALL CAPS). For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or Franklin Thomas at 706/473-0476. Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Sanford, North Carolina • Eleven Bar East Ranch November 5 & 6, 2011 Saturday, November 5 Books open at 9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:30 a.m. #13 4-HD $40/Roper, Enter 6x #11 Slide Up to #13 Down to #9 3-HD $30/Roper, Enter 6x High Roller - 5 Head (get all 5 head) $200/Roper 90% Payback #10 3 HD $30/Roper, Enter 6x #9 3 HD $25/Roper, Enter 6x #7 2 HD $25/Roper, Enter 6x

Sunday, November 28 Books open at 9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:30 a.m. #12 4-HD $40/Roper, Enter 6x #10 Slide Up to #12 Down to #8 3-HD $30/Roper, Enter 6x VIP #12/#10 $25/Roper, Enter 2x 75% Payback #9 3-HD $25/Roper, Enter 6x #8 3-HD $25/Roper, Enter 6x #6 2-HD $25/Roper, Enter 6x

PRIZES PRIEFERT Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Weekend BUCKLES to High Point #4 Header and #4 Heeler of the Weekend BUCKLES to High Point #3 & Below Header and #3 & Below Heeler of the Weekend BUCKLE to High Point Female ROPE BAGS to High Point #5 Header and #5 Heeler of the Weekend NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average of all ropings USTRC Regional Flex Earnings to Average Winners Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average of all ropings Roping Format VIP Roping 4 HD, progressive after one. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May enter each roping 2 times. All ropings are progressive after one, except the High Roller Roping. It is 5 head. You may enter any of the ropings (except the High Roller) six times, any combination of picks or draws. Must have 2011 or 2012 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. NTRL Memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only. USTRC Dress Code Required (Collared button down shirts, boots, jeans, NO BALL CAPS). Roping produced by the Eleven Bar East Ranch. For more info call NTRL Office at 970-897-3111 or Chad Shepherd 813/477-4740 Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only.

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Memphis Regional Memphis, Tennessee • Agricenter Show Place Arena November 12 & 13, 2011 Saturday, November 12 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #15 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 5x 75% Payback #13 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 5x 75% Payback #12 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 5x 75% Payback #11 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 5x 75% Payback NTRL VIP Roping 75% Payback at Regional #12 & #10 4-HD $50/Roper, May Enter Each 2x

Sunday, November 13 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #10 Capped at #6 Elite 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x 70% Payback #9 Capped at #5 Elite 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x 70% Payback #8 Capped at #4 Elite 4-HD, $50/Roper, Enter 5x 70% Payback #7 Capped at #4 3-HD, Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or Draw all 3 for $150, Can do this one time 70% Payback

PRIZES 4 MAYNARD BUCKLES to High Point #4 & Below, #5, #6, & # 7 and above NTRL Halters to Average Winners of all ropings NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average of all ropings USTRC Regional Flex Earnings to Average Winners Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average of all ropings Must have 2011 or 2012 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. NTRL Memberships FREE with USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only. USTRC Dress Code Required (Collared button down shirts, boots, jeans, NO BALL CAPS). Roping produced by NTRL Staff. For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or John Johnson 423/340-0640. Roping Information All ropings are on-site entry and cash only. HOST HOTELS: Holiday Inn & Suites 901-266-1952 Comfort Inn 901/757-7800 STALLS: $20/night. Shavings $7/ bag. NO TIE OUTS. Plenty of stalls on the grounds. RV Hookups $25/night. No Reservations necessary. Terry Keys 865/256-1836 DIRECTIONS: 105 S. Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN. I-40 to Germantown Parkway, South 4 miles. Arena on right.

Roping Format #15, #13, #12, #11 Four head, progressive after one. 75% Payback. Entry Fees $75/roper. May enter 5 times, any combination of picks or draws. #10, #9, #8 Four head, progressive after one. 70% Payback. Entry Fees $50/roper. May enter 5 times, any combination of picks or draws. #10 is capped at 6 Elite, #9 is capped at 5 Elite, #8 is capped at 4 Elite. #7 Three head, progressive after one. Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or can draw all 3 for $150. You may do this one time. #7 is capped at #4. 70% Payback VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $50/roper. This is not an incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May enter each roping 2 times. 75% Payback.

Northeast Regional Bristol, Tennessee • McPherson Arena November 26 & 27, 2011 Saturday, November 26 #15 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 5x, 80% Payback #13 4-HD $75/Roper, Enter 5x, 80% Payback #12 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x, 70% Payback #11 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x, 70% Payback NTRL VIP Roping 75% Payback at Regional #12 & #10 4-HD $50/Roper, May Enter Each 2x

Sunday, November 27 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. #10 Capped at #6 Elite 4-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x, 70% Payback #9 Capped at #5 Elite 3-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x, 70% Payback #8 Capped at #4 Elite 3-HD $50/Roper, Enter 5x, 70% Payback #7 Capped at #4 3-HD Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or Draw all 3 for $150. Can do this 2 times.

PRIZES Priefert Manual Roping Chute to High Point Roper of the Weekend 4 Priefert Regional Champion Buckles Awarded to High Point #4 & below, #5, #6, and #7 & above of the weekend NTRL Prizes to all Average Winners NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st-10th in Average of all ropings. USTRC Regional Flex Earnings to Average Winners Lubrisyn Big Ticket Shoot-Outs to 1st – 10th in Average

Drawpot option available in ALL ropings.

Roping Format #15 & #13 Four head, progressive after one. 80% Payback. Entry fees are $75/roper. May enter 5 times, any combination of picks or draws. #12, #11, #10 Four head, progressive after one. May enter each roping five times any combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #10 is capped at Elite #6. 70% PAYBACK. Must have 2011 or 2012 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. NTRL Memberships FREE with #9, #8Three head, progressive after one. May enter roping five times any USTRC Membership. TRIAD numbers only. USTRC Dress Code Required (Collared button down shirts, boots, jeans, NO BALL combination of pick or draws. Entry fees are $50/roper. Twenty teams to the short go. #9 is capped at Elite #5. #8 is capped at Elite #4. CAPS). Roping produced by NTRL Staff. For more info call NTRL Office at 970/897-3111 or John Johnson 423/340-0640. #7 Three head, progressive after one. Enter 1, Draw 2 for $150 or can draw Roping Information all 3 for $150. You may do this one time. #7 is capped at #4. 70% PAYBACK. All ropings are on-site entry and cash only. HOST HOTEL: Microtel Inn and Suites 276/669-8164 VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one. Entry fees are $50/roper. This STALLS & RV: Stalls and RV Hookups are limited. Please call Terry Keys at 865/256-1836 to reserve. Generators welcome. is not an Incentive roping. The #12 and #10 VIP ropings are run together. May ADDRESS OF FACILITY: 934 Knob Park Road, Bristol, TN 37620. For directions go to www.mcphersonquarterhorses.com enter each roping 2 times. 75% Payback.

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NTRL Wrangler 2012 National Finals Presented by Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Equestrian Center January 26-29, 2012 Over 2,000 Teams and Over $500,000 in Cash and Prizes paid out at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finals! All USTRC Members Welcome to Rope. No other requirements needed. All ropers who attend receive 2 Free Shoot-Outs!

$10,000 GUARANTEED to AVERAGE WINNERS in the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9, & #8 SHOOT-OUTS! 80% Payback in the Open & the #15 Reinsman Exotic Seat Trophy Saddles to Shoot-Out Winners Carroll Original Wear Furniture to Preliminary Average Winners Maynard Buckles and Jewelry Running P Trophy Saddles in the VIP & All Girl Ropings Classic ESP Pads and Luggage from the Travel Collection

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LOTS OF CASH & PRIZES!

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WATSON TEAM ROPING Saturday, November 12, 2011 Diamond T Arena • Denton, Texas Books open at 9 a.m. • Rope at 10 a.m. Roping Order: #15 • #13 • #12 • #11 (#11 capped at an Elite #7) $100/roper $1,00 0 to Draw-in option in each roping High Point Enter 3x in each roping k R c oper o ayba f 5 second barrier 75% P ping t h e o (combin Day TRIAD numbers only Each R ep 2 ropin oints of gs only No USTRC number - we will classify you ) All ropings are progressive after one CASH ONLY!

Draw-in Option (for all ropings) Ropers may choose to draw partners for $100/roper • Enter 3x per roping

FMI: James or Brandi Watson 903/816-0169 • 903/814-7310 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 135


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#1 Selling Rope in America

The HeatTM, the hot new technology that blends custom fibers and intricate twists, is hotter than ever. It was the number one selling rope in the country last year. It offers a longer life, higher resiliency and more consistency. So when you want to burn a path to the pay window, bring THE HEAT. Follow TheClassicRealDeal on:

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THE NO BULL TRAILER ROPING PAYOUT & & MORE! ings w a r D h s AL a L PRIZES C ies d for the La

Nov. 19-20, 2011 GUARANTEED! Albuquerque, New Mexico Bernalillo County Sheriff's Posse Arena SATURDAY • Nov. 19

SUNDAY • Nov. 20

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

Books open 10:00 a.m.-Rope at 11:00 a.m.

#11 Handicap Saddle Roping

Open

Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $100/roper Enter 3x

4 head for $50/roper

Saddles to High Point Ropers Buckles to Average Winners Breast Collars to 2nd in Average Cash Also Paid in Average

CASH ONLY

#11 Trailer Roping Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150/roper Enter 4x for a total of 12 partners

Fancy 3-Horse Slant Gooseneck Trailer to High Point Roper Both ropings are 4-head Average 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

$3,000 $2,000 $1,000 $750 $500

+ Saddles + Buckles + Breast Collars + Vests + Vests

Saturday Kids Dummy Roping Buckles to winners of 6-9 & 10-13 age groups

#15 4 head for $50/roper

#13 4 head for $50/roper

#12 4 head for $50/roper

All ropings are enter 6x 33% Stock Charge

$500 Cash Bonus to High Money Roper of the Day

TRIAD Numbers Only For More Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 Chris Francis 505/429-0164 www.bigdaddyteamroping.com

Thank you to the Mathews Land & Cattle Sponsors

T&T Trailer Sales Belen, NM 140 / NOVEMBER 2011


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THE NO BULL TRAILER ROPING PAYOUT & & MORE! ings w a r D h s a AL L PRIZES C ies d for the La

GUARANTEED!

November 26-27, 2011 Andrews, Texas • Ace Arena SATURDAY • Nov. 26

SUNDAY • Nov. 27

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

Books open 10:00 a.m.-Rope at 11:00 a.m.

#11 Handicap Saddle Roping

Open

Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $100/roper Enter 3x

4 head for $50/roper

Saddles to High Point Ropers Buckles to Average Winners Breast Collars to 2nd in Average Cash Also Paid in Average

CASH ONLY

#15 4 head for $50/roper

#13 4 head for $50/roper

#12 4 head for $50/roper

#11 Trailer Roping

All ropings are enter 6x

Pick 1, draw2 or draw all 3 for $150/roper Enter 4x for a total of 12 partners

33% Stock Charge

H Trailer to High Point Roper H Both ropings are 4-head

$500 Cash Bonus to High Money Roper of the Day

TRIAD Numbers Only Average 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

$3,000 $2,000 $1,000 $750 $500

+ Saddles + Buckles + Breast Collars + Vests + Vests

Payout & Prizes Are Guaranteed!

For More Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 Chris Francis 505/429-0164 www.bigdaddyteamroping.com

Thank you to the Mathews Land & Cattle Sponsors

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STRAIGHT UP PRODUCTIONS

Truck & Cash Blowout

November 19 & 20, 2011 NRS Training Center • Decatur, Texas Chevrolet Crew Cab Dually Diesel or $35,000 Cash to high point winner 10 Saddles J 10 Buckles awarded in Average THE ROPING J #10 capped at #6, no Elite #6 J Enter with a partner or draw – any combination up to 15 runs J $60/run, $120/team J Must pre-enter for Sunday THE PAYOUT J Books open for pre-entries Monday, November 14 Average at 8 a.m. and will close when roping fills 1st $10,000 Saddles J Taking 700 teams for Sunday 2nd $8,000 Saddles J Books open at 8 a.m., close at 9:30 a.m. 3rd $6,000 Saddles Rope at 10 a.m. on Saturday 4th $5,000 Saddles J Roping starts at 9 a.m. Sunday 5th $4,000 Saddles $46,000 in J Entries must be paid with cash or 6th $2,000 Buckles Cash Will B credit card e 7th $2,000 Buckles Paid Back! J TRIAD numbers only (based on 8th $2,000 Buckles 1,000 teams) J Prizes guaranteed 9th $2,000 Buckles J Cash payout based on 1,000 teams 10th $2,000 Buckles J Top 75 teams to Short Round – will 1st Round run slow back 1st $1,000 • 2nd $500

Truck will be awarded to High Point Roper of the Roping

Short Round 1st $1,000 • 2nd $500

J Truck winner is responsible for TT&L J Points awarded through 20 places in the Average and 1st and 2nd in 1st round and short round J 17 second cut off in the first round J Handicap: #10 - straight time, #9 - 1.5 seconds off, #8 - 3.0 seconds off, 7 & below - 4.5 seconds off J FMI and entries: Monty Stockard 940/781-9358 940/366-1313 142 / NOVEMBER 2011


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ZD Cattle Company, Inc. Farmington,NM s Present KKKKKKKK Dummy Roping for the kids KKKKKKKK

the 8th Annual

$40, 000 CAS H AWA & RDS !

Turkey Bowl

November 25 & 26, 2011 OR, INDONA ! ARE

McGee Park

Saturday, Nov. 26

Friday, Nov. 25 Sign up 9:00 a.m. O Rope at 10:00 a.m. #11 Capped at a #7 Pick 1, Draw 3 or draw all 4 for $150 Enter 3x for total of 12 partners 1st - Saddles + $2,000 2nd - Fancy Buckles + $1,000 $10,000 3rd - Jackets + $800 4th - Jackets + $600 5th-10th - Sweatshirts + $200 Beautiful leather briefcase loaded with $10,000 cash to High Point Roper HANDICAPS #11 - Straight, #10 - 1, #9 - 2.5, #8 & Under - 4

Sign up at 9:00 a.m. O Rope at 10:00 a.m. Open warm-up drawpot 3-steers for $30/roper #4 and Under • Enter by 11:00 a.m. Pick 1, Draw 3 or draw all 4 for $150 Enter 3x for total of 12 partners 3-steer. 1st - Saddles + $2,000 2nd - Fancy Buckles + $1,000 3rd - Jackets + $800 4th - Jackets + $600 5th-10th - Sweatshirts + $200 Beautiful leather briefcase loaded with $10,000 cash to High Point roper HANDICAPS

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Kid’s Dummy Roping M M M M At t e n t i o n O p e n R o p e r s M M M M 20% stock charge for Friday Night Roping

#8 - 0, #7 - 2, #6 - 4

$10,000

Must have USTRC # prior to event

GENERAL INFORMATION O O O O

Ropings are cash or credit card. Current TRIAD numbers used Excellent cattle with short barrier visit www.zdroping.com or call 801.599.1238.

Friday Night, November 25, 2011

$10,000 Guaranteed Average Payoff based on 400 teams but will be increased accordingly

Host Hotel: LaQuinta 505-327-4706 Farmington Friday night sign up 6:00 p.m. O Rope at 7:00 p.m. $2,000 cash bonus to High Point roper Pick 1, Draw 2 for $150 or draw all 3 O Enter 4x for 12 partners 4-steer Average O Average payout based on number of teams For info. call 20% stock, 80% cash/prize payback. No roper lower than #5 can enter.

HANDICAPS #16 & over - straight • #15 - 0.5 • #14 - 1.0 • #13 - 2.0 • #12 - 3.0 4-steer Average

144 / NOVEMBER 2011

Zane Dansie

801.599.1238


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CANCER COUNCIL OF RENO COUNTY &

S&S Ropings presents

ROPE FOR THE HOPE! Kansas Fairgrounds • Hutchinson, Kansas

Saturday • November 26, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Fancy Teskey Saddles to the Average Winners of the Super #10 Roping! Tote-A-Rope Bags to the #9 & #8 Incentive Winners plus Lots More Prizes!

#13 Handicap Roping Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 9:30 a.m. SHARP!

$30/roper • Enter 10x 4-head, Progressive on one

Sweatshirts to Average Winners! #13 - straight time • #12 - 1 sec. off #11 - 2 sec. off • #10 & under - 3 sec. off

1:00 p.m.

Super #10 Saddle Roping With #9 & #8 Incentive

Thank You to Our Sponsors Teskey's • Steer Crazy Tractor Supply Company Fifth Wheel Yard & Truck Service C-S Cattle Company • Royal Horn Wraps Cattle Empire, LLC - Satanta, KS

Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 12:30 p.m. SHARP!

Capped at an Elite #6 $120/roper Enter 1, draw 3 or draw all 4 (You may enter up to 4 times for a total of 16 runs) 4-head, Progressive on one Incentives paid on 3 head

CO KS H NM OK TX

1174 Empire Circle • Satanta, KS 67870

T-Shirt & Bake Sale & Roping! Proceeds go to the fight and hope for the cure of cancer! In memory of Dale Denny and ALL loved ones! Please bring pictures for our wall of memories S&S Ropings Cindy & Brandon Smith 620/422-3632 • 620/664-8711 146 / NOVEMBER 2011

Everyone Welcome

TRIAD Numbers Only

Kansas Fairgrounds Arena is located 1/2 block north of 17th & Plum Street • Hutchinson, Kansas


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November 25 & 26, 2011 South Jordan, Utah Salt Lake County Equestrian Center and Load 'Em In The Dark Cattle Co. present

ROPIN’ FOR WISHES 6 RUNNINg P TROPHy SaddlES • $5,000 TO TOP ROPER OF THE #10 ROPINg gUaRaNTEEd PayOFFS #4 & Under Roping

FRIday at 10:00 a.m. Challenge Roping #13 Handicap $30/roper, Enter 6 times Books close 10:30 a.m. Pick one, draw two or draw all three for $100/roper Enter 3 times for 9 runs

Challenge Roping Payback 5 times your money

SaTURday at 9:00 a.m. Challenge Roping

Entry fee $10-$50

#4 & Under Saddle Roping

Big Cash Roping #10 with #8 Inc.

1st Running P Saddles & Wrangler Jeans 2nd Mesquite Truck Roping Entry Fees & $500 3rd Northwest Finals Entry Fees & $300 4th load 'Em Coats & $200 5th load 'Em gift Certificates & $300 6th Wrangler Jeans & $200 load 'Em Buckles to Highest Placing youth, Woman & Senior Who does Not Win 1st

#10 with #8 Inc. Big Cash Roping

Pick one, draw two or draw all three for $120/roper Enter 3 times for 9 runs All ropings are 3 Steer Average

Challenge Ropers enter on-line at www.rodeogenius.com Beat the Challenge and win 6 times your money (if you entered thru rodeogenius.com) Info: TRIAD numbers only. Produced by: Load 'Em In The Dark Cattle Co. For more info: Loadem.net. Pace Freed 480.398.0384 Stalls: Plenty of stalls directions to arena: 10800 S. 2200 W, South Jordan, UT 84095 I-15 to Exit 10600 S. Go west to Redwood Road, turn left (south), go to 11400 S. Turn right (west), arena will be on the right.

Thanks to our sponsors

Special Sponsors and Silent Auction Tod Slone Saddles Luan’s Leathers Burn’s Saddlery Wrangler Fast Back Ropes AA Callisters Dodge Trucks IFA Fast Lane Rodeo Resistol Hats

Purina Cactus Saddlery South Valley Animal Hospital S & S Barn and Buildings

For interested parties please call Laurie Stewart 801.641.1596

$5,000 to High Point Roper

1st Running P Saddles & Wrangler Jeans 2nd Mesquite Truck Roping Entry Fees & Wrangler Jeans 3rd Northwest Finals Entry Fees & Wrangler Jeans 4th Classic Rope Bags & Wrangler Jeans 5th Classic Rope Bags & Wrangler Jean 6th - 8th load 'Em Sweatshirts & Wrangler Jeans

#8 Incentive Winners

1st Running P Saddles & Wrangler Jeans 2nd load 'Em Coats 3rd load 'Em Sweatshirts Cash Payout Will Be determined By Team Count. load 'Em guaranteed Payouts average Over 70%

Hotel Best Western 801.523.8484 LOAD 'EM TEAM ROPING SCHEDULE December 29, 2011 – January 1, 2012 January 28-29, 2012

Salmon River Motors

hampion’s hoice Buckles

Mesquite, NV Mesquite, NV

New Year’s Roping Truck Roping


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12th Annual Triad #'s Only. Must Have Current USTRC Card To Get Paid!

DECEMBER 2-3-4, 2011 Mojave Crossing Event Center

Bullhead City, Arizona Friday, Dec. 2 6pm Arizona T Time im ime

#13 Hdcp. $75 Per Roper 3 Steer Progressive After 1 Enter 3 Times

Saturday, Dec. 3

Sunday, Dec. 4

Starts 9am Arizona T Time ime

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#15

Open, All Girls

Enter Twice

3 Steer Enter 2 Times (2 Full Rounds)

$500 Per Roper ‡6$''/(6TO 67,1$9(5$*( ‡%8&./(6721' ‡63856725' ‡3_______________________ 52)((66,21$/ 6&+2,&(6$''/(3$'6 Immediately Following the #15:

The Jim Hamilton Memorial Roping

#10 Century

ENTRIES CLOSE NO OV. 23,, 2011 Mail Checks T To: o:

J & S Enter prises 1750 E. Madison El Cajon, CA 92019 Questions? Linda Davis (619) 301-0905 CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED (3% surcharge)

$250 Per Roper Capped At #6 (No 6 Elites) Enter 2 Times Both Ropers Must Be Over 40 Yeears Of Age

$100 Per Roper

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$500 Per Roper Capped At #6 (No 6 Elites) Enter 2 Times

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ACCOMMODATIONS:

ENTR RY Y FORM:

Roping:

T#13 Hdcp T#15 T#10 Cent TAll Girl T#11

For Roper Room Rates Call

Header: ___________________________________________________ USTRC ID: ____________ Rating:_______

Group Code GLUCK11

Heeler:____________________________________________________ USTRC ID: ____________ Rating:_______

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This is one team roping you don’t want to miss!

December 3-4, 2011

Lone Star Arena • Stephenville, Texas — GREAT PAYOUT —

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 2011

80% Payback in the Open Division 75% Payback in the all other ropings

Books Open at 7:30 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. Sharp

OPEN (80% Payback)

Plenty of Stalls and RV hook-ups

$200/roper – Enter 3 times 4 head – Progressive after 1

#15, #13, #12 All ropings 4-head for $100/roper (75% Payback) Enter 4 times – Progressive after 1

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2011 Books Open at 7:30 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. Sharp

#11, #10, #9 All ropings 4-head for $100/roper (75% Payback) Enter 4 times – Progressive after 1

Cash Only Except for USTRC Gold Plus Members USTRC Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 Must have 2011 or 2012 USTRC Membership USTRC Rules and TRIAD Numbers Only

— GREAT PRIZES — Trophy Jingle Bell Classic Buckles to the Average Winners of each Division Classic Equine bits to second place Average winners Classic Equine saddle pads to high point header & heeler each day

Event Photos by Lone Wolf Photography Need a partner? You may draw in to any division (except Open) for $100/roper For more information call Ben Clements at 432/349-2572 Watch the Wrangler NFR at the Lone Star Arena Cowboy Club Saturday night. Partial proceeds of the roping go to Tarleton State University Rodeo Scholarship. Bring canned food or new, unwrapped toys to be place under the tree at the roping Toys will be donated to the Foster’s Home and food will be donated to the community.

HOST HOTELS LaQuinta Inn & Suites

254/918-2444 Rate is $70 plus tax if you mention Jingle Bell Classic

Holiday Inn Express

254/965-8899 Rate is $89 plus tax if you mention Jingle Bell Classic


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Zermeno’s, Inc. SUPER SPONSOR SERIES DECEMBER 17-18, 2011 Circle T Arena located 4 miles west of Hamilton on Highway 36

SATURDAY December 17 Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

#12 #11 #10

December Special Series Sponsor

ZERMENO’S, INC.

SUNDAY December 18 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

#9 Pick/Draw capped at an Elite #5

All ropings are 4-head for $50/roper • Enter 5 times

One pair of Wrangler Jeans awarded to each person that makes the short-go.

#8 Pick/Draw capped at an Elite #4

#7 Pick/Draw capped at a #4 Pick or draw any combination, maximum of 5 entries

EVERY THURSDAY • Start Time 7:30 #15 & #13 COMBINED with Separate Short-Go $50 / team

Fun for the Whole Family

Swimming • Volleyball • Basketball • Horseshoes 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. 230 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.

NEW SUPER SPONSOR SERIES CIRCLE T IS THE HOME OF Crossfire Saddlery and Crossfire Cafe

November 2011 Through September 2012 Finals Qualify by attending 3 or more ropings OR make the short round of any roping!

For information 254/386-3559

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

First State Bank

Central Texas


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Zermeno’s, Inc.

FIREWORKS AT 40+ “Come Celebrate the New Year and the Kickoff of the 40 Plus Roping Season at Circle T Arena

December 31 - January 1, 2012 Circle T Arena located 4 miles west of Hamilton on Highway 36

SATURDAY December 31

SUNDAY January 1

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

#11 Slide 12 p.m.

Specialty Roping

ZERMENO’S, INC.

Books open at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. PA 1 • Top 20 teams to short round

#9 #8

#10 • $150/roper (New Year’s Dinner for Two Included & Live Band) Pre-enter postmark Dec. 15 Enter 2 times • 3 full rounds

#11 Slide, #10, #9 & #8

$50/roper • Enter 6 times • Drawing options in all 4 ropings Up-coming Winter Series Dates : February 4-5, March 24-25, April 14-15, 2012 USTRC and 40 Plus Affiliated EVERY THURSDAY • Start Time 7:30 #15 & #13 COMBINED with Separate Short-Go $50 / team

Fun for the Whole Family Swimming • Volleyball • Basketball • Horseshoes

CIRCLE T IS THE HOME OF Crossfire Saddlery and Crossfire Cafe

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. 230 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.

For information 254/386-3559

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

First State Bank

Central Texas


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Superbowl Warm-Up Ropings Lazy E Arena • Guthrie, Oklahoma December 30, 2011 Friday, December 30 9:00 a.m.

#13 / #12 Inc.

ATTENTION ROPERS! If any roper does not like a steer during the WARM-UP ROPINGS, that steer will be removed before the SUPERBOWL ROPINGS!

HOST HOTEL: SLEEP INN Guthrie, OK 405/260-1400 Reserve Early!

11:00 a.m.

#11 / #10 Inc. 3:00 p.m.

#9 / #8 Inc. Books open at 7:00 a.m. and close 30 minutes before the start of each roping. $50/roper • 4-Head - Progressive on 1 Enter up to 8 times or computer can draw any or all. (Inc. paid on 3 head)

USTRC TRIAD numbers and rules will be in effect. Current USTRC membership required and may be purchased at this roping. For more information Jeff Smith 620/921-5903 SPONSORS:

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SUPERBOWLS

Lazy E Arena • Guthrie, Oklahoma December 31, 2011 thru January 1, 2012 BOOKS CLOSE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH ROPING Saturday, December 31 • 9 a.m.

#13 Superbowl with #12 Incentive followed by

Excellent Steers & Short Scores! 80% Payback!

#11 Superbowl with #10 Incentive Capped at TRIAD Elite #6

Sunday, January 1 • 9 a.m.

#10 Century Superbowl with #9 Incentive Both ends must be 50 years old. followed by

#9 Superbowl with #8 Incentive Capped at TRIAD Elite #5

All ropings are $100/roper • Enter up to 5 times with partner or computer can draw any or all. All ropings are on-site entries. USTRC TRIAD #s and rules will be in effect. Current USTRC membership required and may be purchased at this roping. For more information contact Jeff Smith 620/921-5903

Over 1,500 Teams in 2010 & Over $350,000 in Cash Paid Out Last Year! Top 50 Teams Back to the Super Short-Go! Fancy Sad Avera dles to ge a Incen tive A nd ve Winne rs of t rage Super he #9 bowl

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Philipp Ranch presents

BIG LOOP BIG MONEY TEAM

ROPING

TOUR

November 26-27, 2011 • Brenham, Texas Washington County Fairgrounds Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

Over $1,000,000 Paid Out last year before the Finals! SATURDAY Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 8:30 a.m.

Open #15 #13 #12 #11 Above ropings are $150/roper • Enter 2x 4 head, progressive after 1

Legends (both ends over 50)/ All Girl/ Junior Ropings (One end under 14) $50/roper Ropings will be run together Enter each division 5x ATTENTION ROPERS: Due to the small number of Open & #15 ropers, those two ropings are over by 10:00 a.m. if not sooner.

SUNDAY Books open at 7:00 a.m. Close at 8:00 a.m.

#10 Capped at #6 Elite $50/roper - Enter 5 times 4 head, progressive after 1

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

#8 Drawpot Capped at #4 $150/roper - Enter twice Draw 2 with each entry or 3 if entered Open.

ALL ROPINGS ARE 80% PAYBACK Wild West Buckles to the Average Winners of #15, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8

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. TRIAD numbers only. Must be current USTRC member. 2012 cards may be purchased at roping • Win USTRC Flex Earnings! Negative Coggins required at all shows and must be presented. First to enter, last to rope Great Corriente roping cattle furnished by Philipp Ranch.

2011 Sponsors: All Around Performance Horse • Beard Navasota Vet Hospital Coufal Prater • Classic Ropes • Don Gonzales Saddlery DRW Precision • Equibrand • Farm Bureau/John Hendricks Knife River Concrete • Lone Star Ropes • Mathews Electric Sombrero Brand Hats

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS: January 7-8, 2012 Halletsville,Texas Willam and Alton Allen Expo Indoor Heated Arena (Stalls and RV available)

February 25-26, 2012 Halletsville,Texas Willam and Alton Allen Expo Indoor Heated Arena (Stalls and RV available)

March 24-25, 2012 Caldwell, Texas Burleson County Saddle Club Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

April 28-29, 2012 Groesbeck, Texas Limestone County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

May 19-20, 2012 Bryan, Texas Brazos Expo Center Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

June 9-10, 2012 Giddings, Texas Lee County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

July 21-22, 2012

FINALS - Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo Center (Stalls and RV available)

Don Gonzales Saddles to Average Winners at the finals

Must attend 3 of 8 ropings to participate at the Finals Dummy Roping at noon on Sunday sponsored by Lone Star Ropes For more information: John 713/806-6012 • Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com 160 / NOVEMBER 2011


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High output Cummins engine available on select models. Best in class towing based on 350/3500 pickups when properly equipped. See dealer for copy of the powertrain limited warranty. RAM is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Laughlin Finals USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT

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

21 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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 • Average winners of the #Open, #15, #13 & #12

FT. MOHAVE, AZ

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, NOV. 18

6 Trophy Martin Saddles

8 Trophy Rope Bags

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

NOV. 18-20, 2011

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

SATURDAY, NOV. 19

SUNDAY, NOV. 20

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 • #9 (with #8 Inc.) (with #10 Inc.) • #15 Handicap Century Bonus included • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice • #13 Handicap • #11 (with #10 Inc.) ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.) • #12 Handicap • #10 (with #9 Inc.) (with #11 Inc.) 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

COWBOY CHURCH 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Location: Mojave Crossing Events Center Directions: KINGMAN: Hwy. 68 south to Hwy. 95South. Continue approximately 11 miles to Aztec Rd., turn right, 2.5 miles on Aztec Rd. to the AVI. LAUGHLIN: Needles Hwy. south 11 miles to Aha Macav Pkwy. AVI sign, turn left, 3 miles to venue. Producer: USTRC Cattle: Reed Flake Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: On-site hotel - AVI Resort & Casino 800/AVI-2WIN. info@avicasino.com Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / 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 #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Colorado Fall

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CHAMPIONSHIPS

8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

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

NEW PAYOUT

6 Trophy Rope Bags

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

NOV. 25-27, 2011

• Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

DENVER, CO

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, NOV. 25 SATURDAY, NOV. 26 • Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) • #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap • #12 Handicap (with #11 Inc.)

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

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

FORMAT

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 • All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap - Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper. 3-steer Average • #10 Century (with #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times. 3-steer Average • #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 11 a.m.)

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive / Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off

#12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt, Denver, CO Directions: From I-70 exit 275A or 275B (coliseum exits) take Brighton Blvd. North to Livestock entry gates. Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Producer: Rope the Rockies, Jeff Smith and Ike & Mary Cox 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Event Info: Jeff Smith 620.921.5903, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.5502 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average Hotels: Drury Inn 303.373.1983 teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570 • Top 20 teams to the short round.

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

#8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 • 3-steer, Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Maui

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CLASSIC

2 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

NOV. 25-27, 2011

MAKAWAO, HI

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, NOV. 25

SATURDAY, NOV. 26

SUNDAY, NOV. 27

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 • #9 (with #8 Inc.) (with #10 Inc.) • #15 Handicap Century Bonus included • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice • #13 Handicap • #11 (with #10 Inc.) ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.) • #12 Handicap • #10 (with #9 Inc.) (with #11 Inc.) 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Horses: Some horses are available for guests. Call Peter Baldwin 808.870.5544 Horse tryout schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2-5 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 12 noon Location: Piiholo Ranch Arena Directions: From Makowao town, go east on Makawao Avenue for 0.2 miles. Turn right on Piiholo Road at cemetery, go 1.5 miles, turn left on Waiahiwi Road. Stay left for 0.6 miles on paved then dirt road to Piiholo Ranch entry. Producer: Rope Maui, LLC Cattle: Piiholo Ranch, LLC. Will rope horned cattle. Stalls: First come first served basis. Event Info: Peter Baldwin 808.870.5544 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

• High Money #5 & below roper • High Money #6 & above roper (May only win one saddle, Specialty Ropings excluded)

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

FORMAT

5

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $60/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw3 • 3-steer, Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Mississippi

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CLASSIC

5 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #10 & #9 • High money winner on Saturday (Specialty ropings excluded)

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

31 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

NOV. 26-27, 2011

• Average winners of the #15, #13, #12 & #11 • 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

6 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

JACKSON, MS

FORMAT ACTION STARTS 8 a.m. DAILY SATURDAY, NOV. 26 • Open (with #15 Inc.) • #15 Handicap • #13 Handicap • #12 Handicap (with #11 Inc.)

SUNDAY, NOV 27

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap. 3-steer Average. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $180/roper

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.) • #9 (with #8 Inc.)

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Mississippi Fairgrounds Equine Center. 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS 39202 Directions: I-55 North or South. Take High Street exit to fairgrounds. Producer: Kevin Hall and John Johnson Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event Info: Kevin Hall 417.547.3406 or John Johnson 423.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites 601.352.1700 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Duke City

presented by

CLASSIC

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

FRIDAY, NOV. 25 12 noon

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

SATURDAY, NOV. 26 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 9 a.m.

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 • All Girl Specialty Roping (with #10 Inc.) #10 Handicap. Pick 1, • #15 Handicap Century Bonus included Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper • #13 Handicap • #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #12 Handicap (with #11 Inc.)

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

NOV. 25-27, 2011

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

• #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

Location: Horsemans Arena - Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM Producer: Kenny and Marsha Zamora Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Kenny or Marsha Zamora 505.425.3850 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Ramada Hotel and Conference Center 505.296.4852, 10300 Hotel Ave.NE MCM Elegante 505.884.2511, 2020 Menaul NE.

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

29 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #15, #13, & #12 • 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

FORMAT

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.


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Oil Capital

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

STAMPEDE

6 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

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

NEW PAYOUT

6 Trophy Halters

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

DEC. 2-4, 2011

• Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

TULSA, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, DEC. 2 SATURDAY, DEC. 3 • Open (with #15 Inc.)

• 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

• #15 Handicap

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

• #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 Handicap (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

FORMAT SUNDAY, DEC. 4 • #10 Century (with #9 Inc.) $80/roper, enter 4 times. 3 steer average. • All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper. 3 steer average. • #9 (with #8 Inc.)

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

Location: Tulsa Expo Ford Truck Coliseum, 145 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK Directions: From I-44 exit Yale Ave. North on Yale to 21st St., turn west on 21st to arena. Producer: Rope the Ozarks Cattle: Rope the Ozarks Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Rope the Ozarks 417.547.3406 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Inn at the Expo Square 918.858.3775, 4531 East 21st St. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

2

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • Top 20 teams to the short round. #8 Pick/Draw, (capped at a #4) $180/roper. Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw3 • 3-steer, Progressive after 1 • #7 team - 2 sec. off • 6 & under 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Lasso Del Sol

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

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

NEW PAYOUT

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

21 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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

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

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

2 Trophy Rope Bags

DEC. 30-JAN. 1, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, AZ

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, DEC. 30 SATURDAY, DEC. 31

FORMAT SUNDAY, JAN. 1

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 • All Girl Specialty Roping (with #10 Inc.) #10 (with #8 Inc.) 3-steer • #15 Handicap Century Bonus included Average. Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper • #13 Handicap • #11 (with #10 Inc.) • #12 Handicap (with #11 Inc.) #12 won’t start before 5 p.m.

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

• #9 (with #8 Inc.) • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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

COWBOY CHURCH 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Location: Westworld Equestrian Center, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Producer: USTRC Cattle: Reed Flake Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event Info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Country Inn & Suites 800.456.4000 or 480.314.1200. 10801 North 89th Place, Scottsdale, AZ Ask for USTRC Competitor Roper Rate. $79 - standard guest room, $89 - suite. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins required 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

• Average winners of the All Girl

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ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

South Georgia CLASSIC

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER 3 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money winner each day May only win one saddle. Specialty ropings excluded

33 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

• Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #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 • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

2 Trophy Rope Bags

DEC. 30-JAN. 1, 2012

PERRY, GA

• Average winners of the All Girl

FORMAT

FRIDAY, DEC. 30 11 a.m.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1 9 a.m.

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

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

• All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap - Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $180/roper

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

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

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

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

Location: Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Pkwy., Perry, GA 31069 Directions: I-75, exits 134 & 135. Follow signs to Georgia National Fairgrounds Producer: JX2 Productions / John Johnson Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: John Johnson / JX2 Productions 423.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 RV Reservations: www.gnfa.com Hotels: Travel Lodge 478.987.7355 • Roadway Inn 478.987.8777 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins required 2011 or 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

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ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Bayou

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in the back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NEW PAYOUT

• Average winners of the #15 & #13

KINDER, LA

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JAN. 6

• 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

4 Pairs Trophy Gist Spurs

GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

JAN. 6-8, 2012

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

SATURDAY, JAN. 7

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

• Open (with #15 Inc.) • Gold Plus #12 • #9 (with #8 Inc.) (with #10 Inc.) • #15 Handicap Century Bonus included • #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice • #13 Handicap • #11 (with #10 Inc.) ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.) • #12 Handicap • #10 (with #9 Inc.) (with #11 Inc.)

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

Location: Coushatta Pavilion, 777 Coushatta Dr., Kinder, LA Producer: Steve and Sherry Judd Cattle: Sammy Soresby Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman.

Event Info: Steve or Sherry Judd 601.928.3218 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Coushatta Casino & Resort 800.584.7263. Ask for team roper rates for hotel or chalets Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins required 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com

FORMAT

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ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximim • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off #12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.


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A NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

Heart of Texas

PRIZES PAID FOR BY PRODUCER

CHAMPIONSHIPS

10 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than: $160,000 USTRC Flex Earnings US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

27 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

NEW PAYOUT GUARANTEED 2/3 CASH PAYBACK

Two Indoor Climate-Controlled Arenas

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

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

JAN. 13-15, 2012

WACO, TX

ACTION STARTS 8 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JAN. 13 SATURDAY, JAN. 14

SUNDAY, JAN. 15

• Open (with #15 Inc.)

• #9 (with #8 Inc.)

• #15 Handicap

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

• #13 Handicap

• #11 (with #10 Inc.)

• #12 Handicap (with #11 Inc.)

• #10 (with #9 Inc.)

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

FORMAT

#15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off #13 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times • 5-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 & under team - 4 sec. off

COWBOY CHURCH 6:30 a.m. Sunday

Location: Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd., Waco, TX 76710 Directions: I-35 North or South. Take Valley Mills Dr. exit. Right on Lake Air Dr. Coliseum on the right. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Co. Stalls: First come first served. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only and must be made no

Incentive Ropings in the #12, #11, #10, & #9 Current coggins may be requested 2012 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2012 season.

ON-SITE ENTRY • CASH ONLY

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

• #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only (books close at 10:30 a.m.)

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 254.420.3200, 209 Enterprise Blvd. (Hwy. 35, exit 328) Ask for USTRC rate. Coomplimentary deluxe breakfast, frig., micro., coffee in all rooms. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com, Special Rate ID #00214570

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#12, #11 #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) • #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) • #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) • Top 20 teams to the short round • Top 30 to short round in #9 only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum • 4-steer, Progressive after 1 • Any comb. of Incentive / Non-incentive • Gold Plus members 25 years and over only • Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings • 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 3 sec. off • No Incentive • Top 30 teams to the short round.

UNITED STATES TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Official Home of America’s Cowboy Sport For more information visit ustrc.com


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2012 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

2012 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

2012 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

2012 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

2012 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

2012 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 12, 2011 and ends September 10, 2012. 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.

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

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Next Season

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

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

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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

USTRC JR. LOOPER EVENT LOCATOR

ROPER MATH

5 1 2 4 3

215 (total teams) x $120 (total entry per team) = $25,800 (total cash) : 3 (1/3 stock charge) = $8,600 $25,800 (total cash) - $8,600 (stock charge) = $17,200 (total payout)

WORD SCRAMBLE

Bonus:

$8,600 (stock charge) - $5,000 (cattle lease) U = $3,600 D WORD R FIND T T Holiday R Fun V X 176 / NOVEMBER 2011

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

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

Find out where all the Roping Events are in your area

Mississippi Classic Colorado Fall Championships Maui Classic Laughlin Team Roping Finals Duke City Classic

1. honda 2. coil 3. loop

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

• 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.

Jr. Looper Answers

US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

Regional Finals

X O S I Z R T O

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Sanctioned Open Events

attendance starts September 12, 2011 and ends September 10, 2012.

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A

Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

A Cut Above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Four Quarter Circle, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

O

Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Oklahoma State

The Corrector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .115 Clinton Anderson

Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .127 G

Down Under Horsemanship . . . . . . .113 Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Ariat Country Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Dub Grant Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . . .25 P

Trails West Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Roger Peters

Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .21 H

B

Titan Trailer Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . .69

Livestock Insurers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .125

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

Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126, 160

Tuley Roping Productions . . . . . . . . . .134

Bill Pippin Real Estate . . . . . . . . . .36-37

B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . .178 Hatco, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . .123

U

Big Ticket Team Roping . . . . . . . .152-153 Havard Sales Management Co. . . . . . .68

Preifert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . . .77

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

Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Broadstone Equine

Heritage Performance Gloves . . . . . . .180

Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Horse Craft Products . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

USTRC Events: Q

Bayou Championships . . . . . . . . . . .170

Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Colorado Fall Championships . . . . . .163

Brother-In-Law Productions . . . .150, 151 Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Hy O Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Duke City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 R

Heart of Texas Championships . . . . .171

C

Ray Radford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Lasso Del Sol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

Capri Rodeo Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 J

Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 111

Laughlin Finals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Jingle Bells Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . .112

Maui Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164

Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Justin Brands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Mississippi Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Oil Capital Stampede . . . . . . . . . . .167

Cimmaron Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. . . .76

Rocking G Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

South Georgia Classic . . . . . . . . . . .169

Circle T Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154, 155 K

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

USTRC Formats 2011 . . . . . . . . .173-176

Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . .63, 106, 172 Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Rodeo Video, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

USTRC Gold Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70, 136

Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

USTRC Membership Application . . . .43-45

Rope Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

USTRC Payout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-55

Computer Software for

L

Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .127

USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 LCI Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

USTRC TRIAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Cow Hand Horse Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Load 'em In The Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .125

Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . .68 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

V

Cowboy Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Running P Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .127

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W

Mandalay Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102-103

S & S Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

James Watson Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Chris Cox Horsemanship . . . . . . . . . . . .81 M Crossfire Productions . . . . .137, 138-139 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino . . . . . . . .121 D

Jeff Smith Productions . . . . . . . . .156-157

Wildfire Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Mathews Land & Cattle Co. . . . .140, 141

Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

World Jr. Team Roping Championship . .143

Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

John Startt Productions . . . . . . . . . . . .148

Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .119

Merck Animal Health . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .125

Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

E Equibrand / Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

Straight Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . .142 N

F

National Horsemen's Association . . . . .126

X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

T

4-Star Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . .59, 127

TLC Animal Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . .124

Z

FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 National Team Roping League . . .128-131

Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment . . . . . .51

ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

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