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USTRC Championship Results 48 54 60 66

FEATURES 8 10 12 16 20

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Just the Way It Is by Ben Clements USTRC Announcements By the Numbers by John Findlay Gold Plus Report by Shawn Vargas USTRC Insider

Colorado Winter Championships South Texas Championships Hawaii Championships South Carolina Championships Muddy River Classic Canyonlands Championships East Texas Championships

Ropers—What You Say Matters! by Kirk Bray

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Champions Profile Jeff Peterman & Joey Pilgrim

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Top Tips with Rickey Green Horse Health — Are Sugars, Starches and Grains “Evil” in Horse Diets? by Katie Young, Ph.D., Consulting Equine Nutritionist

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SPYDR Rope — What’s the Word on the New 5-Strand Rope? by Melinda Clements

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USTRC On Tap US Open Tour Standings

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pril is upon us and that means warmer weather weather and more roping. I know that with the moisture everyone has received this year, the grass is going to be green and abundant. To change the subject, I have really struggled with this month’s article. I don’t really know why, but I have. Okay, let me try and set the stage for you. I am sitting here at my desk and absolutely no words are in my mind to write on this paper or type into the computer. I mean, talk about writers block and complete blank thoughts. Now, I would not assume anything, but I am fairly sure that each of us has felt this way at one time or another. I am not referring to writers block here. I am talking about simply going nowhere fast and most assuredly feeling that way. Sometimes, we get so locked up in going through the motions of our jobs, our relationships, our daily activities that we feel like, as the world turns we simply sit and watch it go by. Now then, I am not one to preach and when this happens I cannot tell you the countless times I have been told to pray about it. Well, I have. Sometimes I don’t get any answers, but that may not always be a bad thing. I certainly don’t feel that this is because God isn’t talking back or that I don’t believe enough. So what is it then? Well, to be truthful, those times when I simply do nothing and get no answers I think I am really only asked to get to know myself. Think about it. When you are alone with yourself, no family there to talk to, no television to drown out the silence, no friends and coworkers to break the solitude; do you not suddenly meet YOU? The individual that you haven’t known in quite some time. The person that makes you tick and ultimately controls your

happiness. The person that truly knows how you are today. That person that looks back at you from the mirror. I know sometimes I miss myself around corners and I can definitely feel it. Basically, myself is the most important person I need to know, and I don’t sometimes. So, now you are asking me what exactly does getting to know yourself better have to do with your ultimately feeling that you don’t know what to do, where to go, or what your hopes and dreams are. Everyone may ask you what exactly do you want to do and where do you want to be. The response that you are scared to say and admit to yourself is, “I don’t know.” And you really don’t. Believe me when I say all this is okay. You’re not alone in feeling this way and I have certainly been there myself. This is where the whole silence thing comes into play. At this moment, when you do not have answers and do not know which direction to head, this silence and this pause happens so you can get to know you. The person you misplaced somewhere along the path we call life. He isn’t really lost, just around the corner where you can’t really see him. Believe it or not he is the only person that controls your happiness. He is the one responsible for how you handle things and what you feel. People have told me, “You can’t steer a parked car.” This is true. But, you can’t steer a moving car if you do not have a driver. We all have those times when we are lost or down or just simply confused. Again, it is okay. So, the next time you find yourself in a situation where you don’t know what to say, what to write or where to go, you might be there for a reason. You might be there so that you can reconnect with yourself and that is just the way it is.

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Correction

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SuperLooper would like to apologize to Kaycee Feild, all of the Feild family and to Author Melinda Clements for the misspelling of the Feild name in last months (March, 2010) profile feature. Between computer, auto-corrects and proof reading editors, the name was changed throughout the story. Again we would like to congratulate Kaycee and his family for leading such an incredible life and keeping the American cowboy spirit alive.

Effective Immediately! USTRC will no longer charge a fee for a preapproved double number. Ropers that have already paid for a preapproved double number will be refunded. Ropers that aren’t preapproved for a double number but wish to apply for one will be charged a $40 process fee.

Flex Earnings Earnings that are allocated as a direct result of winning a Regional or National Shoot-Out position. Flex Earnings can be used at the roper’s discretion either at the Regional Finals or the National Finals and with a partner of choice. Flex Earnings do not carry over from season to season and therefore expire at the end of each season. USTRC will allocate $6,000 for a National Shoot-Out - $3,000 per partner. USTRC will allocate $2,000 for a Regional ShootOut - $1,000 per partner. Applied Earnings Winnings acquired as a result of placing at approved USTRC Sanctioned and Affiliate events. Applied Earnings can be used at the roper’s discretion either at the Regional Finals or the National Finals and with a partner of choice. Unused Applied Earnings will carry over from season to season. Available Earnings The sum of Flex Earnings and Applied Earnings Bonus Flex Earnings The USTRC is awarding Bonus Flex Earnings. Bonus Flex Earnings of $250/roper will be awarded in the following divisions based on the following scale: #15, #13, #12, #11 & #10 151-250 tms – 7th-10th 251-300 tms – 9th-12th 301-400 tms – 11th-15th 401 + tms – 13th-20th Check online at www.ustrc.com and go to member services to verify your correct Bonus Flex Earnings.

Draw-In Option (For all Formats) Need a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder Pick or Draw any combination of partners. Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions (#15-#9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler #13 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #5 Heeler #10 Handicap – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler # 9 Handicap – must be at least a #4 Header or a #4 Heeler #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive – must be at least a #4 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 $1000 and forfeit any prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 3 – Decline the extra run continued on page 90


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definition of recreation. So it is not a our connection to the American West. necessity. It is not an indispensable or Let’s face it, a cowboy’s job would be essential activity to our livelihood. nearly impossible without the horse, Or is it? even now in our mechanized age. But I have a theory as to why the roping even if a horse is not essential to our industry has not been horribly impacted means of support, it is essential to our by this recession. I well-being. Very few have no facts to back “cowboys” are going Team ropers don’t just talk the to go for very long it up,but here’s my guess. We pretty talk. We walk the walk (or if without an equine or much all own horses. two in their you prefer, ride the ride). And while a recession environment. O.K. might lead to many Call it the Cowboy Way, the the given here is we horse owners getting all have horses that Western Lifestyle or rid of their animals, we are not about to the lifestyle we lead is unload because of a whatever but simply put, not conducive to dang recession. And we are all influenced by the if we got ‘em we’re shedding ourselves of elements that define attitudes, ethics and history not gonna let ‘em just who we are. The stand around in a of the American Western surveys the USTRC pasture somewhere. and others have (Notice how I am Cowboy Culture. taken over the years gradually taking on a have shown that Walter Brennan team ropers don’t just talk the talk. We persona.) No siree! We are going to use walk the walk (or if you prefer, ride the ‘em. Heck, we’ve got a truck, a trailer, a ride). Call it the Cowboy Way, the Western rope, a saddle and all that other stuff Lifestyle or we’ve accumulated over the years. Just whatever but cain’t let it all go to waste, now can we. So TABLE 1 simply put, we are let’s go rope! Number of USTRC Ropers in events by Event Type all influenced by Some may think I have oversimplified 2008 and 2009 the attitudes, the situation but that’s my theory and I’m ethics and history sticking to it. After all, team roping IS Event Type 2009 Percent 2008 Percent of the American America’s cowboy sport. If you have now Sanctioned 21,883 83.4 18,217 70.1 Western Cowboy bought into my theory, that ropers are *Non-Affiliated 11,274 43.0 8,635 33.2 Culture. That going to rope, we still have this issue of includes how much this Great Recession may have Affiliate 14,681 56.0 14,479 55.7 everything from impacted our rabid ropers. Obviously if Regional 3,968 15.1 4,541 17.5 what we wear, you have been faithfully reading this National Finals 3,731 14.2 3,896 15.0 what we consume, column of mine every month, and you do **Total 26,238 100.0 25,987 100.0 and how we don’t you, you know that roping has *Includes only those ropings reported to USTRC recreate. And the suffered some the last couple years. And **Total will be less than sum of the column as ropers can enter in horse is an since team roping is the USTRC’s more than one event type integral part of business, we want to try to get a handle

eedless to say, the last couple years have not been banner years, economically speaking. Now labeled as the “Great Recession”, this period has been considered by many to be the worst financial crisis since the “Great Depression” of the 1930’s. It has contributed to the failure of key businesses, declines in consumer wealth estimated in the trillions of U.S. dollars, substantial financial commitments incurred by governments, and a significant decline in economic activity, not to mention the highest unemployment rate in years. Although the roping industry has not been immune to the this recession’s ravages, it has at least been able to hold its hat, if not head, above water. Team roping, at least the better part of how the USTRC does it, is a recreational sport. I realize that there are a few of us that can make a living at team roping, but we all know that those guys are in the minority. Roping for the rest of us is something we do away from our jobs and we do it predominantly for fun. That’s the

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on it. That leads us to this month’s topic. “Ropers and the Type of Events They Enter”. I though I would look at the last two years and see if there has been any change in the number of events ropers have attended and the type of events they have attended. 2008 might have been a bad year but it didn’t become so incredibly apparent until September when news of the banking crisis was making major headlines. 2009 started out slow as securities were still suffering large losses, housing prices were way down still, retirement savings had lost a quarter or more of their worth, and consumers were understandably very jittery. It wasn’t until March ‘09 when the stock market slowly started wobbling back up, consumer confidence slowly started rebounding, productivity was up and other indicators were turning positive but unemployment still remained high and there were absolutely no indications that the US economy was going to rocket to new heights. So how did 2008 differ from 2009 in the team roping world? To compile the figures in Tables 1 and 2, I collected the entry numbers for every event attended by every USTRC member that our TRIAD database tracks for the 2008 and 2009 roping seasons. I then broke them out by event type. There are six event type categories: sanctioned, affiliate, affiliate specialty, nonsanctioned, regional and national finals. Some caveats are appropriate here when looking at the figures. The affiliate specialty category included only three ropings in 2008 and only one in 2009 and it was the Perry Diloreto Reno Rodeo Invitational Roping because of its unusual format and substantial payoff. My tracking of non-affiliated ropings includes only those ropings who report their complete entries and results to TRIAD. Also please note that the number of producers reporting their ropings to TRIAD has increased considerably every year. Producers are realizing that the more feedback TRIAD gets on ropers, the better handicapping will be overall for their ropings as well as everyone else’s. But also understand that their are a ton of non-affiliated ropings that TRIAD does not get any data from. With that in mind, look at Table 1, “Number of USTRC Ropers in Events by

Event Type”. Start with the TOTALS row for 2008 and 2009. It reports how many USTRC members participated in at least one of the event categories during the indicated season. As you can see the number of participants was up from 2008 to 2009, 25,987 to 26,238, although not by much. But we will take that as a positive sign. The figures above the TOTALS are the number and percentage of the participants that participated in each of the categories. Since ropers can rope in multiple categories, the total of the numbers and percentages will add up to

more than the TOTAL and 100%. Sanctioned ropings drew the greatest percentage of participants in both years but 2009 saw a significant increase over ‘08, 70.1% to 83.4%. Non-affiliated ropings were up in percentage as well, from 33.2% to 43.0% but a fair amount of that can be attributed to the fact we received more data on non-affiliated ropings in ‘09. The three remaining categories (I combined Affiliate and Affiliate Specialty for this Table) remained fairly level although all continued on page 14

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the case. While entries in non-affiliated ropings grew considerably, we have to discount that because much of the increase is attributable to more nonaffiliated ropings being reported. However, sanctioned entries dropped a fair amount with affiliate entries also dropping but not as much as sanctioned fell off. The numbers in the last two columns of Table 2 bear me out. Here is

So it took all these figures just to figure out something that makes common sense. In times of economic trouble, ropers are still going to pursue their passion, just not with quite as much wild abandon. There are some other interesting figures in Table 2 and I would like to point out first a fact that I find most compelling. Compare the Average # of

three did drop slightly. Of the three largest categories, sanctioned ropings are relatively higher dollar, have greater team counts and are the TABLE 2 smallest category in Comparison of USTRC Roper’s Roping Entries by Event Type 2008 and 2009 number of events; affiliate ropings, while Average Number Highest Number Total running the gamut of of Entries of Entries Entries formats and size are typically more midEvent 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 range in entry fee and Affiliate 11.0 11.7 591 589 289,361 305,118 account for more events Affiliate Specialty 0.0 0.1 4 17 552 2,516 than sanctioned while Sanctioned 7.5 9.2 154 214 197,529 240,212 non-affiliated events are Non-Affiliated* 6.0 4.1 242 188 157,457 106,342 the most numerous Regional 0.9 1.0 52 48 22,406 26,649 (though not necessarily National Finals 0.6 0.6 23 25 14,841 16,158 in these Tables) and will Total Entries 26.0 26.8 781 656 682,146 696,995 typically have the lowest Total Amt Won $2,703 $2,705 $100,843 $136,253 $33,367,934 $33,500,709 entry fees. Total Entry Fees $2,755 $2,758 $86,820 $66,496 Geographically speaking * Includes only those complete ropings reported to USTRC a roper ordinarily will travel the least amount of distance to nonaffiliated ropings, with affiliates next and how the combination of the two tables Entries for Total Entry Fees and Total Amt sanctioned ropings most distant. With adjusts my theory. Yes, the NUMBER and Won in 2008 and 2009. They are nearly that in mind, my theory on the difference percentage of ropers that attended the same. USTRC ropers in 2008 spent on between ‘08 and ‘09 in Table 1 reflect an sanctioned ropings in ‘09 as opposed to entry fees an average of $2,758 whereas economic belt tightening. Faced with ‘08 did indeed go up. But when they got they earned, on average, $2,705. That’s a trying to stretch their roping dollar, to those higher dollar, they did not enter difference of $53. The same applies for ropers were still going to rope but they as often. Ropers still went to our 2009: Average in entry fees - $2,755, stepped up the number of closer, lower sanctioned ropings, they just scaled average earnings - $2,703. What this is dollar ropings by attending more local down on the number of times they saying that the average USTRC member non-affiliated ropings but saved a few entered. That is one of the consequences roper, over the course of a whole season, bucks to enter the higher payoff USTRC of the Great Recession. You’ll notice the nearly breaks even! That means there are sanctioned ropings. same trend when you look at the Average a whole bunch of you out there that are Turning to Table 2, my theory is close # of Entries. This figure depicts the making more in winnings than you are but does not quite bear out. Table 2 average number of times each of our spending. Isn’t team roping neat!! counts the actual number of entries in member ropers entered a roping in the Here are a few more interesting each event category, again in 2008 and given category during the season. finding from Table 2: 2009. Then it adds some interesting Sanctioned was down (9.2 to 7.5), non• Some roper out there entered AT aspects - average number of entries per affiliated was up (4.1 to 6.0) and affiliates LEAST 781 ropings in 2009. event category, greatest or highest were about the same (11.7 to 11.0). Even • Ropers earned over $33,000,000 in number of entries by a single individual factoring in the increased number of both 2008 and 2009. in each category plus the total of entry non-affiliated ropings being reported, the • One roper earned AT LEAST fees and amount won. If my theory had increase from 4.1 to 6.0 is still significant. $136,253 in 2008. held, then the number of entries in both Ropers appeared to roping more locally. • One roper paid AT LEAST $86,820 in sanctioned and non-affiliated ropings Or in other words, ropers were going to entry fees in 2009. from ‘08 to ‘09 should have risen with rope but, to save money, generally stayed entries in affiliate ropings remaining closer to home, entered more lower Take a look around, you might find somewhat constant. That however is not dollar ropings and did not enter as often. some more interesting stuff. 14 / APRIL 2010


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GOLD PLUS South Texas Championships Gold Plus winners, Quinn Hansen and Blaine Matthews roped four head in 33.60 seconds. Their smooth runs earned them $3,116 in cash, trophy Gist spurs and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Tommy D. Pettus, Jr. and Jimmy R. Kelly, Jr. took home the Gold Plus championship at the Muddy River Classic. They roped four head in 33.74 seconds to win $3,020 in cash, trophy Gist spurs and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

D.A. Poll and Darrel Sewell took advantage of their roping abilities, winning the Gold Plus roping at the Canyonlands Championships in Moab, Utah. They roped four head in 36.14 seconds and took home $1,806 in cash, trophy Gist spurs and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. 16 / APRIL 2010

The home state team of Charles Quinn and Lloyd W. South took home $2,676 in cash, trophy Gist spurs and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings after winning the Gold Plus roping with a four-head total of 41.76 seconds.


Texas roper, Claude W. Straub, Jr. teamed up with Tyrel Jensen from Idaho to win the Gold Plus roping at the Hawaii Championships. The duo roped four head in 45.30 seconds to win $1,210 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Shawn D. Stapleton and Tyrell Reynolds roped four head in 34.86 seconds at the Colorado Winter Championships Gold Plus roping for a big early season victory. They took home $3,205 in cash, trophy Gist spurs and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

The South Carolina Championships was filled with winners, including Clint J. Moore and Derek J. Hicks who teamed up and won the Gold Plus roping. They finished with a four-head total of 43.46 seconds and won $862 in cash, trophy Gist buckles and a Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 17


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And Then There Was One By Melinda Clements

#10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out Champions

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riendship is a funny thing. It encompasses honesty, compassion, well being, bad times and good times. It is fun, fellowship and operating on the same playing field. Oklahoma team ropers, Matt Carlson and John Coltharp are friends. They live close together and they rope together. They play together and they win together. Good days, bad days, down days or up days the team roping pair came to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City in late October with one thing on their minds. They wanted to have a good time. Thirty teams came back to the short go round of the #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out at the Cinch NFTR. A little over three seconds separated the tenth place high team and the first place high team back going into the short go round. Every single roper who rode into the coliseum wanted part of the action. Carlson and Coltharp were no different. Carlson and Coltharp were the second high team back coming into the short go round. They had a great time getting there. It had been a fun ride. A lot was at stake. When you considered a $251,800 total payout, Gist Championship belt buckles, a Dodge Ram truck and a Case IH Farmall tractor in the prize line it wasn’t much. Pressure? Not much; just some plain good team roping. Carlson and Coltharp, as best friends, had a game plan. They knew exactly what they wanted. As the short go round of the #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out unfolded the pair implemented the plan. “I knew we had a good team,” Carlson said. “We’ve roped together a lot and John ropes solid.” Carlson and Coltharp watched the fifth high team back, consisting of Tony Bracken and Bobbi Chandler, take the lead in the Average with a run of 9.33 on their short go round steer. Carlson and 18 / APRIL 2010

Matt E. Carlson and John O. Coltharp at the 2009 Cinch USTRC National Finals in Oklahoma City. Coltharp knew when it came time to rope they needed a 10.32 to take the lead away from Bracken and Chandler. When the flag dropped 8.46 illuminated the digital dial. They had nailed down second place. One team remained but Carlson and Coltharp had no complaints. Second place was just fine and they certainly had a good time getting it done. Unbeknownnst to the pair, the high team back would fail to make a qualified run. “I had no idea how the last team did or really who they were,” Coltharp said. “I gave it no thought whatsoever. I was just proud of our second place. That was sure good enough for me.” Taking the win in the Average of the #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out was mind boggling. It was absolutely more than they had hoped. They had planned for a

good time and it had certainly been that and so much more. When they announced Carlson and Coltharp had tied for the truck, a rope off was inevitable. “We just wanted to have some fun in the rope off,” Carlson said. “We had the same thing on our minds.” When the rope off ended Coltharp claimed the Case IH tractor and Carlson caressed the keys to a new Dodge Ram truck. “We just planned it that way,” Coltharp laughed. “Matt’s truck is worn out with more than a lot of miles and my tractor is old so it all came together like we hoped it would.” The #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out is always an exciting roping. It is a favorite among fans. Good buddies, good friends and good ropers. “And Then There Was One— Matt Carlson and John Coltharp” The #10 Gold Plus Shoot Out Champions of 2009!


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Ropers—What You Say Matters! By USTRC President Kirk Bray

USTRC Dear Roper, I want to start off by saying “Thank you” for being a part of USTRC! We appreciate your continued support and are proud to have you as our member. You are among an elite group of ropers qualified to participate in America’s Cowboy Sport on a national level. Your 2010 Gold Spur Membership entitles you to participate in over 80 sanctioned events and over 350 affiliate events held annually from coast to coast. You are regarded as our most valuable asset, and your opinion is extremely valuable to us. Because we listened to the comments from ropers like you, USTRC has been able to implement some exciting new services and programs this year. We know the USTRC is nothing without its members and we appreciate the fact that you care enough to tell us what you think. You asked for bigger average checks and a payout structure that is easy to understand. This year, we offer more money where you want it! The 2010 payout is simple and transparent with 95% of the purse paid in the average and 5% paid to fast time winners. This change has significantly increased the average payout in all divisions at all events held this year. Every sanctioned event and every USTRC producer makes a contribution to the Shoot-Out Fund where five percent 5% of the roper’s purse and 1.7% of the producer’s (one-third) commission is held in a trust throughout the year. One hundred percent of the money goes back to the roper as added money at the Regional and National Finals. The purpose of the Shoot-Out fund is to afford every roper the opportunity to rope for huge sums of money without the expense of huge entry fees. The USTRC and its team of quality producers proudly paid out over $19 million in 2009. More than $4.5 million was paid out at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (NFTR) alone. Being crowned the United States Champion is the highlight in any roper’s career. There is no other venue in team roping that offers more value to the roper than the USTRC NFTR. Where else can you pay a $300 entry fee to win over $50,000? For example, the 2009 #10 Shoot-Out paid $108,400 to the average winners! This is only made possible due to the USTRC Shoot-Out Fund, where last year, $1,475,500 was added back to USTRC National and Regional Finals events. You want it all! You want professionally run, championship style team roping productions. You want USTRC events to be held in only the best facilities and you want to rope great cattle. Plus, you want USTRC producers to award you with the best quality prizes when you win. Okay, you got it! USTRC producers give you all of these things and their commission is only one-third (33%) of the entry fee dollar. The producer pays for all expenses (including prizes) out of his one-third commission. This has been the case since the USTRC began over 20 years ago. Even though all costs associated with producing professional team roping events have increased, USTRC producers give every penny of the remaining two-thirds (67%) of the entry fee dollar back to the ropers. Applying fair market value to the prizes awarded at sanctioned events, payback to the roper generally exceeds eighty percent (80%).

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You asked for simple formats and more entry options. We bring you more excitement and more opportunity! Handicapping divisions improves upon the Incentive program allowing everyone to be more competitive in more divisions. This program is working. More handicap teams are qualifying for the short rounds than Incentive teams have in the past. Plus, handicap teams are winning checks that are over three times larger than incentive teams were winning last year. Now ropers have more entry options and more opportunities to win than ever before. You asked for more partner opportunities. We realize that finding a partner is sometimes difficult. This is particularly true for those that travel beyond their regional area. You requested that we add a Draw In Option at qualifying events. We listened! Now every eligible USTRC member can go to any sanction event knowing you will have partners to compete. With the new Draw In Option you are guaranteed not only to find partners, but to partner with ropers that allow you to be competitive in any division. You want greater accuracy in handicapping. No other handicap system can compare to the accuracy of USTRC’s performance based Elite TRIAD classification system. The Elite TRIAD system allows all ropers to be more competitive. By leveling the playing field, greater opportunities are provided to find partners. Plus, it makes classification adjustments up and down the scale more subtle. This allows ropers to compete in divisions where they feel most competitive. To date Elite TRIAD Classifications have been issued to just over 9% of all active ropers. But even more exciting, is the fact that over 60% of the ropers receiving Elite classifications were actually lowered‌NOT RAISED! Regardless of whether ropers are raised, lowered, or remain with the same classification, all ropers are now more competitive in all divisions they compete in. You asked for more chances to win Shoot-Out positions. Congratulations, you have qualified for a Regional Shoot-Out position! With the purchase of your Gold Spur membership, you have qualified to enter any Shoot-Out division at any of the seven Regional Finals events that will be held this year. One thousand dollars ($1,000) in USTRC Flex Earnings has been deposited in your member account. ($3,000 if you are a Gold Plus Member) You want the cash and the prizes to boot. USTRC and its producers know that winning at a USTRC Sanctioned Event is a special moment. We care about making your experience with USTRC a prestigious and memorable affair. That is why only the finest quality awards are given to the winners at USTRC events. Our goal is simple. We want you to have the greatest experience the sport of team roping has to offer. On behalf of all of us at the USTRC, thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you soon at an upcoming event and we encourage you to take full advantage of all that USTRC has to offer. Sincerely,

Kirk Bray SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 21


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And Then There Was One by Melinda Clements

#10 SHOOT-OUT 2009 USTRC National Champions t is a long ways from Mississippi to Oklahoma, especially for a team roping. When you haul that far, it is just a good idea to have all your priorities right and all your eggs in the right basket, so to speak. Your goal may be to win and do well but sometimes things aren’t always in your control. Sometimes things happen to sidetrack you and frustrate you. Joey Pilgrim and Jeff Peterman have roped together awhile and they rope pretty much every day. One thing for sure, the pair is not selfish, egotistical or greedy. They are focused and consistent. They have their priorities on track and in line with what is important. Unbeknown to all, it would make a world of difference as the #10 Shoot-Out short go round unfolded. Thirty teams came back in the short go round for the #10 Shoot-Out at the 2009 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping held in Oklahoma City in October. They were all focused on a total payout of $440,000; nothing to sneeze at. That kind of payout is bound to put some pressure on you no matter how calm, cool, and collected you tend to be. Not only was the money an issue but the prize line was phenomenal as well. Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Championship Gold buckles, Tony Lama boots and Western Horseman Collectors Prints all added to the motivation and incentive to get them roped, get them tight and get a time. Peterman and Pilgrim happened to be the high team coming back in the short go round. Both men had more or less fought their head the day before. Things just didn’t seem to be coming together so they did what all good partners do; they regrouped, reevaluated and did what they needed to do to get back on the ground and on the same page. “I didn’t rope well at all yesterday,” Peterman commented. “When I finally reconnected and got right with God I calmed down and things began to turn around.” Pilgrim did pretty much the same thing as he prepared for the short go round of the #10 Shoot-Out. “I wasn’t really that nervous going into the short go round. I said a prayer before I went in. I just wanted good clean runs. I didn’t pray to win. I just wanted to rope the best I could and that was all. I wanted good clean runs and the chance to rope the best I could.” Both men knew as the high team back into the short go 22 / APRIL 2010

Jeff Peterman

Joey Pilgrim

round they had to rope aggressively. As they waited to rope, they watched the twentieth high team back in the short round, consisting of Paxton Cooper and Austin Carter, take the lead in the short round with a time of 7.76. The pair had made a solid run and Peterman and Pilgrim waited patiently for their turn to rope. It seemed the money and prizes had some adverse affect on the last twenty teams because it was a bit precarious, to say the least. Some teams went out altogether and some were hanging on for dear life. An 8.71 posted by Mark Detillier and Harvey McDaniel, the sixteenth high team kept everyone focused but it still wasn’t enough to move Cooper and Carter. When Peterman and Pilgrim finally got to ride in the box they were both focused and on track. It wasn’t about money or prizes or winning, it all came down to just roping. It had everything to do with one more steer -the last steer to run in the #10 Shoot-Out at the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. One thing was important. Get him roped, get it straight and get it tight. “We roped really well today,” Peterman said. “We just had to remember it was just a roping. We had to remember why we were roping and who we were roping for.” The twentieth


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team had held the lead throughout the short go round and Peterman and Pilgrim needed a solid run of 11.75 to take the win. As they focused on a higher and greater power than themselves, the pair clocked in at 7.97 and the entire coliseum erupted in cheers as the run was completed and the time announced. The pair would pocket $108,000 and a fantastic prize line. The win unexpectedly became a very humbling experience in a most rewarding way. “We practice all the time,” the pair agreed. “Once in awhile we will pretend it is the short go round run at a roping like this. It keeps us on top of our game. But there is no way to understand how this win feels.” In the excitement of the awards presentation it was hard to determine what was going through their minds. Cell phones rang, congratulations were extended and it was a whirlwind of

activity. It was easy to get caught up in the celebration of the win. Both Pilgrim and Peterman felt the same way. Feeling right in your heart and focusing on something greater than yourself made all the difference in the world to this pair of ropers. They had finished up at the very top of their game and both were ready to head back to Mississippi. Miracles sometimes come disguised as things we can’t comprehend for awhile; at least until we can process all that has happened. Both men knew they could not have done what they did without focusing on a more important game plan. As blessing after blessing came into focus there was one obvious insight. They had won a very significant roping and it would change their lives forever. They will never forget the fact “And Then There Was One, the #10 Shoot-Out Champions, Jeff Peterman and Joey Pilgrim.” n

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Rickey Green Riding Horses y dad trained, tuned and helped me keep some mediocre horses working great when I was on the rodeo trail. I always told my dad, “I’m a roper, not a horse trainer.” Good horses are easy to train and easy to keep working if they show just a little try, but mediocre horses are the ones that will really cost you money if you don’t keep them tuned up. I’m so glad my dad made me watch how he fixed my horses after I messed them up, because keeping your horse working is about 60% of roping well. I grew up riding horses that worked good, so I learned to rope good, and with Dad’s help I learned how to keep a horse working. I see a lot of kids at the junior and high school rodeos that don’t ride well. They’re just kids so I don’t expect them to keep their horses working correctly, so their parents are real good about helping the kids keep their horses tuned up. In team roping, people don’t pay enough attention to their horses when it comes to keeping them in shape or keeping them working at their maximum potential. This winter I have seen a lot of people who, because it’s so cold, stay off their horses for two or three weeks, then just take them out and go to the roping. This is a great way to cripple a horse, and at the least it’s not fair to the horse to expect him to be able to take the physical abuse or to work properly. Barrel racers get a bad rap from team ropers because you always hear “don’t

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Photo 1 run barrels on a horse, it makes him crazy.” But most barrel racers, because they take better care of their horses and work a lot of the time on flexing and handling their horses around the turn, have horses that are far superior to your average team roper’s horse. If you ever want to see how

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good your horse really is, take a look at one of the professional headers like Chad Masters, Clay Tryan or Speed Williams. You will realize how much time they spend keeping their horses fit and scoring, flexing and working their horses on machines to help keep them tuned up without getting sore. What kind of things can you do with your horses to get them tuned up and ready to go? I suggest that you start riding your horse at least three days a week, and even if you are going to rope that day, do some exercises that will keep your horse tuned up. Start at the trot. Always trot your horse first in the warm up to loosen him up. This helps stretch his hamstrings and forearms and shoulders so he will be looser and more comfortable working during the run. Also, as you trot, flex your horse by lifting the reins one at a time, left rein then right rein, and bending his nose and stretching his neck around as you trot. Make sure you don’t pull straight back on the reins as you try to flex your horse’s neck. Pull out to the side and loosen the rein on the opposite side that you pull on to let the horse have room to flex. When I am at my schools, I get on lots of horses and the lower numbered ropers’ horses are almost always stiff in the neck. When your horse is stiff to the right, this stops him from facing properly. The rope will probably get slack in it when you face your horse and your heeler will probably lose a leg. This is because when your horse is stiff to the right, instead of moving his hindquarters around, he will move his shoulder to the cow and loosen the rope.

When heeling, it’s very important that your horse flexes to the left. This moves his head out of the way first when he makes the corner, and helps clear the view on the legs. It also helps to keep him from dropping his shoulder and cutting the corner. If you take a look at Photo 1, you will see how the heel horse should have a slight arc in his neck and his nose to the inside. For you to get the most out of your horse, once you get him to flex right and left, start to make him move off your legs in your warm up. Tip his nose left and then put your left leg against your horse and put some weight in the right stirrup and make him fade off to the right with his nose pointed to the left. This will let you move away if a steer comes into you, and still have your horse prepared to make the corner. Headers, you need to lope your horse in some big circles to the left with his nose tipped to the right so he will stay strong on the rope and be more prepared to face, as in Photo 2. Most of the roping questions my PowerTeamRoping.com members ask me on my blog pertain to horses, and it’s amazing how much better they’re getting just by changing their warm up habits and sometimes the equipment they’re using. Each month my members are asking me questions about their personal battles, and as we all have to do, we keep striving to get better or we get worse. Your Friend,

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Are Sugars, Starches and Grains “Evil” in Horse Diets?

Katie Young, Ph.D., Consulting Equine Nutritionist Courtesy of Purina Mills

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ave you ever watched a pendulum swing? It swings way to the right, and then goes back to center. Then it swings way to the left, then returns to center again. In human nutrition, the sugar and starch pendulum appears to be returning to center. In equine nutrition, however, that sugar and starch pendulum seems to be hung up way off to the side. Before we talk about the “evil” nature of sugars and starches (and therefore grains since they usually provide the majority of starches in a horse’s diet), we need to talk about carbohydrates. Sugars and starches are carbohydrates, but fibers are also carbohydrates. Fiber carbohydrates (structural carbohydrates) are important in a horse’s diet, and are primarily provided by the forages (grass or hay) that the horse eats. When people talk about feeding a “low carb” or “no carb” diet to horses, that implies that we need to reduce or eliminate the hay or grass in the horse’s diet as well as the concentrate (or grain-based) feeds. That is usually not what we want to do, because fiber is essential to maintain the health of the horse’s digestive tract. The sugars and starches are nonstructural carbohydrates or NSC (sometimes referred to as soluble carbohydrates). In some situations it may be beneficial to reduce the NSC in a horse’s diet. Are nonstructural carbohydrates “evil”? In the horse’s small intestine, most nonstructural carbs are broken down into glucose, a simple sugar. The glucose is then absorbed into the blood stream, and is carried to various tissues where it is used as fuel, or stored as glycogen (in the muscle or liver, where it later used as fuel) or as fat. Glucose is very important for the horse to function properly, as it is 26 / APRIL 2010


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the only fuel that can be used by the brain, it is used to a large medical conditions. For most typical horses, the amount of NSC extent by the hooves, and it is the only substance that can be in a standard diet of grass or hay and concentrate feed will cause used for making glycogen. Studies have shown that horses that no problems. In situations where the NSC may be an issue, there use up all their glycogen and are not provided glucose to are factors to consider other than just how much grain is in the replenish the glycogen stores show greatly reduced performance horse’s diet. capabilities. So glucose is vital to the health and well-being of the Horse owners almost always look at the grain portion of their horse. Again, glucose comes primarily from NSC. horse’s diet to reduce the NSC. However, just because a feed So, again, are nonstructural carbohydrates “evil”? We know contains grains, it does not mean that the feed is high in NSC. that too much NSC (particularly starch) in a horse’s meal can Conversely, just because a feed does not contain whole grains cause problems. We want the NSC to be digested in the small does not mean that it is low in NSC. Different ingredients in a intestine, but if we feed a large meal that contains so much feed contain different amounts of nonstructural carbohydrates, starch that it overflows from the small and it is the total mixture of ingredients that intestine into the large intestine, it may cause determines the NSC content of that feed. Purina . . . it is essential to keep digestive disturbances such as colic or Mills has several feeds available that are low in in mind that each horse is NSC. And more importantly, those feeds are laminitis. Studies have shown that feeding no more than about 0.5% of a horse’s bodyweight formulated to contain all the nutrients an individual with of grain in one meal will reduce the risk of necessary to meet the horse’s nutritional needs. individual needs . . . there grain overload into the horse’s hindgut, Further, we need to keep in mind that fresh therefore reducing the risk of colic or laminitis. grasses and some hays can contain fairly is no cookie cutter For laminitic horses (horses that have been substantial amounts of NSC. When dealing with approach to meeting the a horse that is suffering from a disorder that previously been diagnosed with laminitis) feeding less NSC may be helpful in reducing horse’s nutritional needs may be aggravated by high levels of NSC, it is the chance of a recurrence. Horses with vital to look at the forage portion of the ration as as well as the chronic laminitis may be more susceptible and well as the concentrate to determine the best more sensitive to NSC in the diet. total diet for that horse. medical needs. There are some horses that suffer from Finally, it is essential to keep in mind that disorders such as Cushing’s Syndrome. This each horse is an individual with individual disorder may cause a problem in the regulation and use of needs. When we start looking at individuals with special needs glucose in the body. The hormone insulin helps regulate glucose, such as those with Cushing’s Syndrome, or obese horses, or by causing it to be removed from the blood into the tissues laminitic horses, there is no cookie cutter approach to meeting where it is used or stored. In horses that suffer from Cushing’s the horse’s nutritional needs as well as the medical needs. Syndrome, the insulin may not function properly to regulate the At Purina Mills, we have a large variety of feeds available to glucose, and we see high levels of glucose in the blood. We call meet the needs of horses in many different situations. We have a these horses “insulin resistant”. In these situations, it may be number of equine nutritionists and veterinarians involved in beneficial to feed less NSC so that there will be less glucose current research to determine the best blends of all ingredients provided by the diet. and nutrients to provide the safest and most effective ways to Another situation in which low NSC diets are recommended feed horses. Our goal is to provide the best nutrition for your is for horses diagnosed with “Equine Metabolic Syndrome”. horse by supplying the nutrients necessary to support your These horses are usually obese, and blood tests show them to be horse’s health, performance, and longevity. apparently “insulin resistant”. However, in many cases if the For more information on Purina Horse Feeds, or to find the horses are put on low calorie diets and lose weight, their glucose dealer nearest you, visit http://horse.purinamills.com or call and insulin values return to normal. (800)227-8941. Once again, are nonstructural carbohydrates “evil”? In my opinion, the answer is a firm “NO”. There are some situations in which some horses may benefit from lower levels of NSC in their diets. However, we need much more research to determine where the level of NSC needs to be, because the horse still needs glucose for brain, muscle and hoof function. We don’t know at this point where the lower limit of NSC in the diet is to ensure adequate glucose to supply the body’s needs. We also do not know where the upper limit is to reduce the potential for NSC in the diet to cause problems for insulin resistant horses. As an equine nutritionist, I try to ensure that the total diet includes all the essential nutrients to meet the horse’s nutritional needs without exacerbating any


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What’s the word on the new 5-Strand Rope? Classic Ropes have always been on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to team roping ropes. They were the first to offer the 4-strand rope almost a decade ago that became the rave of the industry. They have changed the game yet again with a new rope they believe has every aspect to revolutionize the market. The new Spydr 5-strand rope has been tested, tried, used and won with by ropers since the beginning of the year and the feedback about the new rope has been staggering. Ropers everywhere are picking up a new Spydr to try it themselves and according to Classic, they are working around the clock to keep up with the rising demands. SuperLooper wanted to get its own feedback about the new rope. We asked several different caliber ropers from different parts of the country to give the new rope a try and offer us their honest feedback. Well, to say the least, we got a lot of different reactions from these ropers and wanted to share it with the roping community. Here is the response from three of the six we sent a new Spydr 5-strand rope to. Catch the other three responses in next month’s issue.

MarK Fowler Hometown - Las Vegas, Nevada Occupation - Swat Team Age - 45 years old TRIAD # - #4 “I am using it (Spydr) religiously. I have really enjoyed it over the past three weeks or so and have won some jackpots with it. It has made me faster and the rope is quicker. It has probably brought about a second to a second and a half off my time.”

craig nelson Hometown - Lawtey, Florida Occupation - Farrier Age - 53 years old TRIAD # - #5 “I think the Spydr might be too fast for an old guy like me. I have been using the Heat for close to a year and really like it. It’s probably me but I found the Spydr bounced off the horns a few times, where the Heat seems to be more forgiving. But

Matt McKinney Hometown - Berryville, Arkansas Occupation - Insurance Age - 31 years old TRIAD # - #6 “Man, I really like ‘em. The first time I picked one up I knew I was getting rid of my other ropes for sure. They seem real fast and it seems to me I’ve got more range. It gives me about 2-3 foot more accuracy. Maybe it’s just my confidence and I am 28 / APRIL 2010

When asked about the quality and feel of the rope here is what Fowler had to say. “The weight is nice. It is not too heavy or too light and holds its consistency very well. I have roped probably about 100 to 150 steers with it and it still feels very good. My loops stay open and since it does not feel too heavy or too light, I don’t have to worry about it. Like any rope, it has to be broken in, but after I roped 2-3 steers, it was ready to go and I have never had it run on me at all.” Conclusion - Converting to Spydr

other than that, I can tell you, you can really get your slack and come tight quick on that thing.” Nelson added his thoughts about dallying also. “About the second or third steer, it really got to running on me, but after it loaded up with rubber, it got better. Most of the time I didn’t have an issue with it, but I do remember that one steer, I kind of got ducked out and really didn’t get it cinched down and it got to running on me.” Conclusion - Sticking with Heat

just trying it more, but it feels like I have distance.” McKinney adds more about how fast the Spydr seems to be. “What I really like about it is when that sucker goes on, it’s on and tight. One of my buddies I roped with a lot said I can’t even tell when everything is happening. It looks like to me when it goes on, it’s tight. Honestly, it has given me a whole lot of confidence.” Conclusion – Already ordered 10 new Spydr ropes.


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Proper Ground Work Can Improve Your Rope Horse By Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland

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very great horse I’ve been around in my life has had a successful ground work program that transfers and relates to riding. Since the objective for any horseman is to ride effectively, there are times where ground work plays a huge part in helping you reach this goal. I find that many people, no matter what their specific discipline, put most of their focus on actual riding. While I agree that this is the main way we enjoy our horses, I must emphasize that ground work can be crucial, especially when it comes to situations where the horse is dangerous when you’re on his back. Ground work can also help when a horse’s feet are “stuck” and he doesn’t want to move freely, or when a horse is paranoid or anxious about an object or place, such as the roping box. That said, it’s important to realize that you must have a thorough ground work system. It takes time to learn how to be effective on the ground, just as it does in the saddle. You can’t just longe a horse to wear him down before riding and call it “ground work.” Watch a lot of horses on the longe line and you’ll see they have their head bent to the outside and are pulling against the handler. This doesn’t count as effective ground work. A great deal of ground work is done through repetition, but you can’t simply do routine exercises over and over and be effective in correcting a horse’s bad habits, or changing his mindset. If you do too much ground work through routine exercises, you will create boredom and sourness in the horse. I’ve found that many people do an excessive amount of ground work with their horses out of fear. They’re afraid of what might happen when they get on the horse’s back, so they continue with ground work past the point where it becomes effective. 32 / APRIL 2010

You have to know how to raise the horse’s energy and help him learn how to deal with pressure and then to relax under pressure. If you never apply pressure to the horse, he’ll find it himself, and he won’t know how to deal with it. Before I start roping, I want to accelerate my horse’s energy and get him to look for the relief of pressure. He learns to lower his energy and start to relax. This important because you can’t “make” a horse relax; he has to want to relax. In order to be effective on the ground, you have to learn how to escalate what you’re asking and know how to correct the horse. With ground work, I can actually change the mindset and thought process of the horse before I ever get on his back. This doesn’t mean I continue to ground work every horse after I’ve established a solid foundation on a colt. Once I’ve used ground work and the horse has learned to respond to what I’m asking, I rarely have to do much additional ground work. But I know it’s there if I need to use it for maintaining softness or for correction. If you’ve done proper ground work, your horse should stand quietly for mounting and dismounting. He should show respect and have manners, not only when you handle him, but also when the veterinarian or farrier are working with him.

Ground Work Helps Ropers So, how does ground work apply to the arena, the team roping or calf roping horse? It’s not unusual to see a horse that is anxious or frets in the roping box. Sometimes you’ll see a horse that has gone past this point and has developed a real behavioral problem. He may even be spinning or rearing in the box, and is actually dangerous. The roping horse can benefit from two basic ground work exercises I use

with every horse in early training. If the horse shows any sign of anxiety, fear, or acting up in the roping box, you’ll want to use ground work so the problem doesn’t continue and get worse. The first thing I do with such a horse is teach him to yield his hindquarters on the ground. I want him to move his hind end to whichever side I direct, while his front end stays stationary. Getting the horse to yield his hindquarters supples his body and bends his ribcage. When the horse yields his hindquarters away from me, this puts his “drive train” out of gear and into neutral. Ultimately, this gets the horse to focus his mind on me, not on the box or anything happening in the arena. I use only my rope halter and long lead for this exercise. At no time am I pulling on the horse’s head! The horse learns to yield by working off my body language. As the horse learns this lesson, it doesn’t take long until he is yielding his hind end when I take one step toward his hip. Eventually, I only need to look at his hip for him to yield. After the horse has learned to yield his hindquarters willingly, I teach him to move forward by using a direct and drive exercise. This teaches the horse to follow my hand and my direction. It’s completely different from leading or longeing. Again, I never pull on the horse’s head in any way. There is no confrontation or tugging. Using the halter and lead rope, I direct the horse and drive him forward from his hindquarters. I make it his decision to move forward. The goal is for him to move straight by me in the direction I indicate and then turn to face me. I direct and drive the horse in and out of the roping box. This teaches him to become calm and relaxed in a setting where he has been tense. It lets him learn that he can control his emotions and relax under pressure. Done properly, these exercises will benefit a rank horse, or one with issues, but they will also help maintain a horse


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Clayton, Chris’ assistant, is disengaging the horse's hindquarters to make him supple and focused on the handler, not the roping box or anything else.

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that hasn’t developed problems. (Complete details for both of these exercises are too lengthy for one article, but can be found in my training DVD, “The Leading Edge,” and in my Instructional Program Part 1 DVD training series, as well as in Chapter 6 of Ride the Journey.)

Relax Under Pressure We must understand that the reason many roping horses get to the point of being anxious, worried or troubled in the box is because we’ve never taught them to relax under pressure. We haven’t given them time to relax before action takes place. These horses see the box and they immediately begin to fret because they don’t know otherwise. Scoring a horse is fine. There’s a great benefit behind it, but if you never teach the horse to relax, as well, many horses will never learn to relax under pressure. Left to themselves, horses never seek out pressure. They always look for the easy way. This is why relaxing under pressure is a process that must be taught. Since we use horses for activities that they wouldn’t normally do on their own, we should also try to make it something they can enjoy. Not only does this put the horse more at ease, it will also make him a better working partner When you try to make a horse stand still, he’ll want to move. When you want to move him, he’ll want to stand still. The process of ground work in the box will help him learn to want to stand still. This is because you’re changing the horse’s thought process. Real horsemanship is about giving the horse an idea instead of trying to “make” him do something. I want his thought process to change his actions. You can force a horse to do something physically, but still never get to the point where he is a willing partner mentally. Proper ground work in the box can change this. At the end of the day, you have to give the horse a chance to win, a chance to succeed, each time you work with him. You need to teach your horse how to build his confidence. You do this by giving him relief and getting him soft under pressure instead of him fighting pressure and worrying and anticipating. 34 / APRIL 2010

When you do ground work with the horse in the box, you’ll see signs of how the horse acts when you’re on his back. If he’s rushing and anxious when you work with him on the ground in the box, you can be sure he’s going to be the same way when you get in the saddle. You can be a step ahead by getting the horse soft and in control on the ground before you give him a job to do in the box. Safety and effectiveness work together. Being effective - whether on the ground or in the saddle – is all about achieving results. You can’t do this unless both the horse and person are safe. When a roping horse has a problem, it doesn’t necessarily start in the arena. It can start with saddling, trailering, tying, how horse reacts to the vet or farrier, and then fester into something else. You may first notice it when you are trying to work with the horse in the

arena, but that’s usually not where the problem originated. Having a good ground work system and a good maintenance program flows into all aspects of handling and riding, including what you do in the arena. If your horse has issues outside the arena, sooner or later it will translate into your performance. It’s a domino effect. I have checklist I go through with every horse I handle. I’m always aware of any signs of stiffness or resistance, and I nip this in the bud before it ever gets worse. If you leave it alone, you can be sure if will crop up somewhere later. I want to be sure I give the horse a solid foundation and effective ground work is one of the ways I do this. It helps keep his mind and body “soft” and prepares him for a many of the things we’ll do together down the road. Remember, the more effective you become with your groundwork, the less you will have to do. ■

Chris Cox, the world’s finest horseman, and Rich Skelton, 8-time World Champion Team Roping Heeler, are teaming up for a Horsemanship/Team Roping School at Chris Cox’s Diamond Double C Ranch on April 12 – 14, 2010. Please go to www.chris-cox.com for more background information and to register for the school.

Up Close with Chris Cox Born in Florida and ranch-raised in Australia, Chris returned to the United States in 1986 to make a career of working with horses. Years of working horseback on the ranch near Queensland gave Chris a healthy respect for the horse’s ability and intelligence, and helped him develop his own methods of individualized training. Active in the cutting horse world as both a trainer and competitor, Chris has trained a variety of breeds for different disciplines. He also loves to rope, having been into calf roping in the past, and in more recent years, team roping. He participates in the Reno Invitational each year and plans to host an annual invitational roping at his own ranch. He will also be holding horsemanship clinics for team ropers designed to prevent and solve problems with rope horses and to help riders better maintain the competition rope horse. Chris and his wife, Barbara, and their children, Charley and Case, live on the Diamond Double C Ranch in Mineral Wells, Texas. Chris travels around the world appearing at expos, conducting clinics and horsemanship demonstrations. His “Come Ride the Journey’ tour takes him to cities across the U.S. each year. This two-time Road to the Horse Champion offers week-long intensive horsemanship clinics at his Texas ranch, and has a regular horsemanship program on RFD-TV. Western Horseman has released Ride the Journey, by Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland, a 225-page book packed with step-by-step exercises and color photos that details Chris’ practical methods and training techniques. Visit www.chris-cox.com or call Chris Cox Horsemanship Company at 1-888-81-HORSE for information on upcoming clinic and course dates, expo appearances, equipment, books and training DVDs.


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Places Team Ropers Can Call Home

Team roping is America’s cowboy sport. Those involved continue to carry on a tradition passed down from generation to generation, and help maintain a Western culture that has been part of the Wild West for more than a century. The horse, the saddle, ropes and steers can all be traced back to cowboys who helped tame wide open spaces and by doing so, became heroes in the eyes of many. There is no doubt the sport of team roping is tied to this tradition and those who call themselves team ropers continue to live in rural areas where they have room to raise their families and can enjoy the sport along with its traditional values. Rural America falls into a rather broad category. It can be classified as the outskirts of large towns or cities, small towns and of course the wide open spaces where land is divided up by sections, not acres or lots. Today’s team ropers come from all types of backgrounds. There are some who reside in large cities and small towns, but the majority of today’s team ropers live in rural areas, thus allowing them plenty of space to have livestock and a practice arena. These types of tracks of land continue to be the driving force behind the Farm and Ranch Real Estate market. Of course, today’s economy has played a major role in all Real 36 / APRIL 2010

Estate markets. The need for bank bailouts, the credit crunch and high national unemployment has created a landslide effect on the countries overall economy. However, many believe that a rebound has already began and the financial markets are becoming solid once again. Of course, land is often a great investment, and now may be a great time to get a good deal on some real estate. This may be a great opportunity for families to stake claim to a piece of rural America and a chance to raise their families on the ‘outskirts’ so to speak. The sport of team roping continues to grow as more and more people from different walks of life are enjoying the sport. Thus, the demand for horse property is on the rise. Real estate companies and agents are turning their attention to these demands and the ever growing market of rural estate living. Although there is still a market for large tracks of land used for farming and ranching, the smaller estate tracts have become a hot commodity. Today’s high tech world where everything is at your reach through the internet can help those looking to find farms and ranches of any size, anywhere across the country. Team ropers can even find communities that are tailor-made for them, offering areas that fit their needs and filled with services such as community arenas and barns, riding areas and much more. We are happy to list many of today’s Real Estate companies from


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different areas of the country that have tailored their business to those looking for larger tracks of land. Whether it is the hundred or thousand acre farm or ranch, or the five to ten acre spread, these companies are always ready to find you the perfect place for you and your family to experience today’s rural living.

Arizona Ranch Real Estate / New Mexico Ranch Real Estate Two companies, one group Folks buying rural property in Arizona or New Mexico need only remember one thing and that is Arizona and New Mexico Ranch Real Estate is ready, willing and able to help them out! With several agents scattered out over two states, Arizona and New Mexico Ranch Real Estate has got you covered. Specializing in rural properties from one-acre home sites to gentleman show ranches and right on up to large working cattle operations, Arizona and New Mexico Ranch Real Estate pride themselves on being experts in the “field” (pun intended). Also handled are several kinds of residential and commercial transactions to boot. The agents at Arizona and New Mexico Ranch Real Estate know how to walk the walk and talk the talk; meaning that all of the people involved are in some way or another directly related to the type of property that they specialize in. Jim Olson who is a designated broker in Arizona and a qualifying broker in New Mexico started in the real estate business in the early 1990s. Now, almost 20 years later, Jim is helping to pass along his experience and knowledge to a great group of agents whom he has hand selected to work as a team of property specialists. Even though the agents of Arizona and New Mexico Ranch Real Estate may be scattered out over two states, they work closely together. Couple that with a tremendous support group at the main office, to make sure that the customer is well taken care of, and you have a good mix for success. So, if you’re thinking of trading in rural properties across Arizona or New Mexico, from residential, commercial to ranch and farm, then look no further than our website and get in touch with an expert in the field. If you are looking for career opportunities, please contact Jim Olson directly. At Arizona and New Mexico Ranch Real Estate we have a saying, “If you are looking to buy a cemetery plot, then find someone who is an expert in cemeteries; if you are looking to buy ranch real estate, then give a ranch real estate agent a call; either way, just be sure that you are dealing with a specialist.” Accept nothing less than the best. Please contact Arizona Ranch Real Estate at www.azranchrealestate.com or New Mexico Ranch Real Estate www.nmranchrealestate.com or call toll free 1-866-424-9173

RE/MAX Gallery RE/MAX Gallery as a franchise operation in Los Lunas, New Mexico enjoys the benefits of being an affiliate of the largest and most productive real estate company in the United States. Combining the experience of some of Valencia County’s most established Realtors® and the energy and vigor of Broker/Owners Alonzo and Rebecca Baldonado is a benefit to our valued clients. We specialize in rural properties in the Valencia county area with an emphasis on horse and agricultural properties. With the vast array of properties in Valencia County, it is vital that you have the right company to handle the sale of your property or the purchase of a new property. We even handle rental properties

7 Tips to Help You Negotiate a Real Estate Sale When it comes to negotiation, many real estate agents become nervous, making issues bigger than they really are. Negotiating is really just a conversation; if you’re in a negotiation with someone, they’re interested or you wouldn’t be talking. The following tips should help you through the negotiation process. To begin - remember that there are four possible outcomes: Win/Win - Win/Lose - Lose/Lose - No outcome When you are negotiating, always strive for Win/Win so everyone benefits. Seven key points to successful negotiations: 1. Avoid negotiating down to only one item, for example price. If the only thing you’re negotiating about is price, you don’t have the same leverage as if there are other issues such as appliances or closing date. 2. Never assume; make sure you ask effective questions. The more you know about your counterpart, the better off you’re going to be. “If I understand correctly, is this the most important thing for you?” Find out where they’re flexible. The folks on the other side of the table don’t have the same needs and wants as you. Try looking at it from their perspective. Put their needs first. 3. Whenever you know less about your counterpart, you increase your risk window. It’s really important to know all of the “whys” when you are negotiating. Why do they want to move into this home? Because of the school system? To be closer to work? Service is the price you pay for a great career – you have to ask effective questions to best serve your customers. 4. How you talk is important too. Use short simple sentences; otherwise they might assume you’re not telling the truth. Long, complicated sentences can sound like you’re trying to talk over them. The books Negotiate This and You Can Negotiate Anything, both by Herb Cohen, are great references. Make people feel comfortable and at ease. It’s not what you say, it’s what they hear. 5. Don’t get emotional – if it feels like the situation is becoming too emotional, it’s ok to reconvene. 6. Approach the scenario from a different angle – paint a picture that works for them but always tell the truth no matter the circumstances. 7. Always negotiate in person when possible. Negotiations by phone or e-mail will never be as effective as negotiating face-toface. You can’t read body language over the phone. Not only will you get better results when negotiating in person, but you’ll get better at it too. Here are some key phrases to help in the process: -Help me understand. -Talk to me. (ie encourage them to open up) -I need a little more information. -I need a little help. (I want to understand your perspective) -What is it that’s frustrating you right now? -What is it you’re trying to accomplish? -Let’s recap. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 37


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Intermountain Realty

that can accommodate your livestock for the times in between your move. As the Middle Rio Grande Valley property becomes subdivided into smaller and smaller properties it is becoming harder to find suitable properties for every need. The intricacies of water rights and irrigation add to the frustration of finding an ideal property for your livestock needs. Rest assured we are well versed in all facets of rural property ownership. Our contacts in Valencia county government give you the expertise you need when assessing if a property is the fit for you. We will personally take the time to research the history of properties and combine that with our knowledge of the area to match you to your dream home. You can reach one our professional Realtors® at 505/866-2500 or try the web at www.gallery.newmexico.remax.com.

Eddleman Real Estate Eddleman Real Estate has been in business 23 years in Graham, Young County, Texas. The office with ten agents is located on Lake Graham, three miles from The World’s Largest Downtown Square. Eddleman specializes in lake, farm and ranch, residential, commercial properties and even townhomes. With three nearby lakes; Lake Graham, Lake Eddleman, and Possum Kingdom Lake, as well as small town living with a historic Downtown Theater, a drive-in theater, great hunting and fishing, Fort Belknap, museums, Young County Arena and Outback Arena, the area around Graham is the perfect place for those who are ready to take in the beauty and scenery of the great outdoors. Doris Jean Eddleman of Eddleman Real Estate has been the ultimate in real estate in Graham for many years and they offer properties where families can enjoy low stress, small town lifestyle with many cultural, educational, historical, and recreational opportunities. Call for a complete property listing at 940-549-6568 or visit us on the web at www.eddlemanrealestate.com 38 / APRIL 2010

Intermountain Realty is a full service brokerage firm, specializing in agricultural oriented investments. Intermountain has a team of individuals with very diversified skill sets that cover the full spectrum of abilities necessary to deliver the very finest brokerage services in the business. While focus has been primarily on Oregon real estate, they are also licensed in Idaho and have affiliations in Arizona, California and Texas. Financial, Tax, Deferred Exchange and Management are in-house specialties with emphasis on buyer representation. The Company takes great pride in exclusive representation of their clients and their testimonials are examples of the company’s commitments to its clients. Whether you are looking for a specific type of property or if you are interested in selling, Intermountain Realty is prepared and ready to assist. If you would like to speak with them, please call 541.523.4434, or contact them at intermountainland.com. “We would appreciate the opportunity to work with you.” Contacts include Greg Sackos who is licensed in Oregon, Idaho and Arizona, Mark Sackos in Oregon, Doug Dalton and Bob Williams in Oregon and Idaho.

Hague Creek Properties, Inc. Hague Creek Companies provide our clients with a combination of transactional real estate, property assemblage and entitlement services throughout rural Arizona. Hague Creek Properties, Inc. is a brokerage firm that delivers specialized representation of both the purchase and sale of agricultural and vacant lands. Our experience with the integration and qualification of ranching, farming, and outdoor recreation profit centers adds additional value. Hague Creek, Inc. provides further benefit through comprehensive land use planning and formal entitlement services. We operate throughout the state of Arizona with a current emphasis in Apache, Maricopa, Navajo, Pinal and Yavapai counties. Positioning of properties for renewable energy production is a primary focus. Earning a lasting business relationship with our clients is the basis for all transactions and services provided. Attention to detail, strict integrity and respect for rural values are the cornerstones at Hague Creek Companies. President and designated broker, Erik Swanson can be reached at 480.706.0373, or via email at info@haguecreek.com

Centerfire Real Estate Centerfire Real Estate in Los Lunas, New Mexico, is one of New Mexico's premier farm and ranch brokers. Over the past 35 years, the brokers at Centerfire have handled many ranch and horse property transactions all over the state. In fact, their motto


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Great Farm and Ranch Real Estate Websites is, “Call us...We Know New Mexico.” The company is owned by Max and Cherie Kiehne. Max was raised on a ranch in Southwest New Mexico and the family owns two large ranches east of El Paso, Texas, now. One of the key differences that set’s Centerfire apart is their approach to their clients. They have integrated the latest technology into their services, including Google Earth pro and virtual tours presentations in their office. What might take days of actual driving through the state to look at various ranches now can be done in minutes in the comfort of their office. And, speaking of their office, you will feel right at home in their “cowboy-chic” office décor! And, when you are a client of Centerfire's, you will be invited to spend the night upstairs in their classy overnight suites, complete with wet bar and TV! Centerfire's secret is that they treat their clients like family and make many life-time friends in the process, while giving their clients the best service in the business. The brokers at Centerfire are well-versed in all aspects of ranch real estate. They can answer your questions regarding many pertinent topics, including grazing leases, state regulations, water rights, conservation easements, wind and solar energy, etc. Please give them a call at 505.865.7800 or visit their website at www.centerfirerealestate.com

To begin a search of your dream home, rural property, farm or ranch, head to the World Wide Web and let your fingers take you all across the country in a matter of minute. There are many web sites set up that offer real estate agents, brokers and private owners a chance to display their properties for the opportunity for potential buyers to view. The Internet is a great place to start the property search of your dreams. Here are a few websites to visit when you are ready. www.farmandranch.com FarmandRanch.com is America's #1 online destination that unites discerning buyers and sellers of equestrian properties, country estates, vineyards, farms, ranches, timberlands, recreational country homes and hunting and fishing land for sale across the country. FarmandRanch.com offers exclusive access to thousands of listings of land for sale, each offering a combination of photography, detailed descriptions and comprehensive agent/broker contact information. www.unitedcountry.com If you're searching for country real estate, this is the website for you. It is a great source for country homes, historic property, farms and ranches, development land, lakefront property, mountain property, recreational property, commercial property, real estate auctions and much more. www.luxuryranchrealestate.com This website brings brokers and buyers together for ranch real estate opportunities around the world. It has an easy to use search mode to find ranches and the website is very easy to navigate and has a professional feel about it as well www.westernranches.locale.com This is a great website for those looking to find properties for sale in Northwest United States. Not only can you find properties, but the website allows you to explore areas around these properties, find agents and much more. www.landandfarm.com With tons of property listings on this website, you can find almost anything you might be looking for. You can search for land for sale and farms for sale in the U.S., Canada and more than 200 other countries, right at your fingertips. www.resales.usda.gov If you are looking for a piece of land to call your own, why not try government owned properties. This website can help you navigate through government owned real estate and potential foreclosure sales for farm/ranch properties, houses, lots, and buildings. www.landsofamerica.com This website boast that it is the largest rural land listing service in the Nation advertising farms, ranches, timberland, mountain and waterfront properties. This could be true and maybe the best place to start if you are looking for any type of rural listing. www.farmseller.com Used by licensed real estate professionals and brokers, you too can take advantage of this website to find agents, as well as properties for sale all across the country. This website offers search functions to quickly find listings for laces that interest you. www.ranchrealestate.net This is a unique website that offers a global network directory of ranches for sale. You can find ranches, land, farms, agricultural real estate, recreational real estate, cattle ranches, horse property, mountain real estate and more. You may also find other types of real estate listings here as well as they offer a complete real estate profile of properties from across the country. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 39


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south AlABAMA ChAMpionships AndAlusiA, AlABAMA April 16-18 2010 QuTay** lay still in the brush. He could feel his heart beating and hoped it did not make so much noise. He watched quietly as the white settlers in their oxen wagons made deep tracks in the damp soil. The settlers had stayed off the ridge. Little did they realize the danger of the lowlands. QuTay had followed the ridge path since he was a small boy. His family had followed it religiously on their quest to the south for salt. Even now, QuTay felt the cool breeze off the highest point of the ridge. The settlers were a headache. Even as QuTay thought back to the notches in the trees he didn’t understand the need for such markers. A general, Andrew Jackson, had notched the trees so he could find his way back from where he had been. The whites were tedious. They couldn’t follow a simple trail without marking the trees. 40 / APRIL 2010

Those marks on the trees might be there for many years to come. To QuTay they were a scar he hated. Suddenly, the oxen train pulled up and QuTay listened. He could hear their voices and figured they would make camp. The Conecuh River was running high but had not yet overreached its banks. As long as it was not flooding, the settlers would be safe. QuTay moved back from his hiding place. Surely they wouldn’t stay here. Hopefully, they wouldn’t settle. As long as they kept moving QuTay knew his people were safe. Still more settlers came and still more settlers looked to make new homes. QuTay slid down the ridge and gathered his horse. He would tell his people settlers were camped nearby. He hoped they were not tree notchers. He hated the scars the settlers left on the

land, in the trees and in the grass. He almost felt violated. Little did he know they settlers would bring other settlers,;they would bring disease and they would change his land forever. Yes, they were, indeed, tree notchers. Andalusia, Alabama lies in the heart of south Alabama. It is located in the southern most part of the state in Covington County. Ponce de Leon had come into Covington County in his quest for the Fountain of Youth. DeSoto had explored Covington County in the course of conquest and the Spanish had established a little settlement on the Conecuh River and it later became known as Montezuma. No one really knows where the name Andalusia originated. Since Ponce de Leon and DeSoto were the first early explorers it is felt they may have been been responsible for the early Spanish


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influence. Ande means “to walk” and Lutier means “easy.” So Andalusia means “to walk easy.” QuTay knew it was an easy walk; the name was appropriate. He hoped the white settlers wouldn’t figure it out. He hated them infiltrating his homeland. Andalusia, Alabama will welcome USTRC Team Ropers to the 2010 South Alabama Championships the weekend of April 16th through 18th. It is a fair sized town and community. Located about eighty five miles south of Montgomery, it is the largest town in the county. With a history from Andrew Jackson to the War of 1812, the area is a hotbed of historical events nestled in a quiet rural area that will take team ropers away from the hustle and bustle of the big city into the quaint quiet of rural Alabama. Andalusia will open its doors and its heart to USTRC team ropers and the roping will unfold with some exciting team roping for ropers planning on heading to the event. With a good

roping, a quiet easy atmosphere surrounded by deep history, the event should prove to be one that will mark your memory books. It is an “easy walk” to Andalusia for the South Alabama Championships. Be sure and mark your

calendars for the event. It will be one of those getaway weekends you will not want to miss. **QuTay—An imaginary character for illustration only.

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David Motes .................19 Kaleb Driggers..............19 Tanner Bryson ..............18 Charles R. Pogue...........17 Tyler Schnaufer.............17 Waylon McCurley ..........16 Jay D. Ellerman.............15 Morgan Jones ...............14 Britt C. Williams ...........14 Nick L. Pullara, Jr..........14 Jesy C. Austin ...............13 Cody O’dell ...................11 Justin L. Lovell..............11 Adam Rose...................11 Justin D. Yost ................11 Clay Tryan.....................10 Turtle B. Powell ............10

35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51.

Drew Horner.................10 Tee Woolman ................10 Bode W. Baize ..............10 Wade Kreutzer ..............10 Tammy White................10 Ross J. Farias................10 Daniel Green ................10 Erich J. Rogers..............10 Gable Hilderbrand...........9 Shane Philipp .................9 Brody B. Self ..................9 Murdock Keith ................9 Ty H. Toledo ....................9 Miles Kobold ..................9 Jimmy D. Tanner..............9 Taylor Mitchell ................8 Justin W. Parish ..............8

52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65.

Kevin Hill .......................8 Kyle V. Roberts................8 Kesley Phillips ................8 Jesse D. Sheffield ............8 Chris Young ....................7 J.R. Olson .......................7 Jake W. Kropik ................7 Anthony Lucia ................7 Jade Anderson ................6 Kelly D. Clement .............6 Joshua P. McMillan ..........6 Chance E. Kelton ............6 Kelsey Parchman.............6 Thomas Braman .............6

Josh A. Fillmore ............13 Martin Lucero...............13 Blake D. Stocker ...........11 Jeff S. Brown ................11 Arky Rogers .................11 Clay O. Cooper..............11 Kory Koontz .................10 Bobby Baize .................10 Jimmie R. Cooper..........10 Cody Cowden................10 Patrick Smith .................9 Jake M. Long ..................9 Jett L. Hillman ................9 Byron Wilkerson .............9 Myron H. Toledo ..............9

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Jade Corkill ..................98 T.J. Watts......................39 Brock G. Hanson...........37 Britt Bockius ................36 Travis Graves ................31 Rich Skelton .................31 Shay D. Carroll .............30 Anthony Calmelat .........26 Buddy E. Hawkins II......24 York Gill.......................24 Travis Woodard .............22 Cory Petska ..................21 Cesar DeLaCruz ............19 Tommy Zuniga, Jr..........18 Will M. Woodfin ............18 44 / APRIL 2010

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T Roping Gross s $211,500 Roper’s Pot s $146,852 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $18,090 Return to Roper s 78.0%

he money was a mile high in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Winter Championships, hosted by Rope the Rockies Inc. The event took place February 5-7, 2010 at the Western Event Complex and welcomed more than 1,158 teams to try their hand at their share of more than $150,000 in cash and prizes. Thirty four year-old Cory Donnelly, from Elk Point, South Dakota, took charge at the event as he and his partners took home over $15,487 in cash, a pair of trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles, a set of trophy Gist buckles, and $18,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “A couple of my buddies and I decided to head to the roping because it

has been a really rough winter up here and Denver looked like a great place to go rope,” said Donnelly. “We didn’t have any partners at all, but we wanted to rope and wanted to get qualified to rope at the USTRC National Finals again, so we headed south.” Donnelly also took his family along and they had a mini vacation. “It worked out really good for us as a family and we enjoyed ourselves,” said Donnelly. Donnelly began his winning way as he teamed up with Chase Gealy to win the Incentive Average of the Gold Plus Division. They caught three steers in 31.15 seconds to secure the victory. “Like I said, we didn’t have any partners and so I had never met Chase

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before the roping,” said Donnelly. “It just worked out great for us and I was excited to win some USTRC Flex Earnings for the USTRC National Finals.” Donnelly really hit it big in the #11 Division teamed up with Tom Linza. The duo finished first place in the Average and also won the fast time of the roping. They earned $8,493 in cash money plus trophy Cowboy Gold saddles and a USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “Again, I didn’t know Tom before we roped. He was a great partner and we did well,” said Donnelly. “This was my first saddle

ever and so that was a really nice win. I really appreciated the help from the Rope the Rockies crew to get me some partners. It was just a special event and I enjoyed it.” Donnelly and Gealy struck again in the #10 Division where they finished second place in the Average with a time of 33.58 seconds on four steers. They earned $5,468 and a USTRC National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “We were the high team back and then we were a little longer than we needed to be on our short round steer, but I will certainly take a second place finish,” said Donnelly.

The Colorado Winter Championships came to a close and it was a great USTRC event. Team ropers enjoyed the great cattle and the unique venue. “I thought the cattle were really good and the facility was great,” added Donnelly. “It was just a fun event and we will certainly be back.” n

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$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Travis Bounds Clifton, CO Jake W. Poppe Colorado Springs, CO Tate Kirchenschlager Yuma, CO Trevor Kirchenschlager Yuma, CO Gene Jett Scott City, KS Chris A. Sherman Colby, KS Ty N. Blasingame Olney Springs, CO Trevor Kirchenschlager Yuma, CO Joe D. Reynolds Tribune, KS Chris A. Sherman Colby, KS #13 Travis Bounds Clifton, CO Harlan Watkins Olathe, CO Gregg Barrier Hudson, CO Chris D. Downey Longmont, CO Randy C. Morlan Hasty, CO Scott L. Morlan Las Animas, CO Joe D. Reynolds Tribune, KS Alan Jones Rexford, KS #12 Patrick A. Weaver Fountain, CO Chris D. Downey Longmont, CO Nicole Rice Grand Junction, CO Travis Bounds Clifton, CO Trenton L. Turner Springfield, CO Chase W. Boekhaus Rolla, KS Derek C. Reeves Boone, CO Tyson S. Holden Gillette, WY #11 Kenny A. Wiseman Eaton, CO Jimmi Jo Montera Greeley, CO

Tom P. Fabrizio Debbie P. Fabrizio Bill Hogan Clint Buringa Greg D. Seufer Keith E. Simon

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#10 Curtis W. Romero Longmont, CO Devin Lemmones Greeley, CO Mike Robson Strasburg, CO Kerry Kemper Strasburg, CO Kyle P. Long Kearney, NE Tyler Brockman Lawrence, NE Ryan Leatherwood Sterling, KS Chuck Gieck Rush, CO #9 Joe I. Benham Brewster, KS Tad B. Sheets Brewster, KS Jim A. Klinkerman Denver, CO Jim Whitcomb Hillside, CO Brandon D. Sellers North Platte, NE Curtis E. Smith North Platte, NE Richard L. Johnson Torrington, WY Chuck Gieck Rush, CO

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Cole J. Cooper Grand Junction, CO Travis Bounds Clifton, CO

#13 Emilio Vega Fort Lupton, CO Francisco Vega Fort Lupton, CO #12 Patrick A. Weaver Fountain, CO Trevor Kirchenschlager Yuma, CO #11 Cory J. Donnelly Elk Point, SD Tom M. Linza Penrose, CO Tracy Tyan Hayes Center, NE Brian E. Taylor Manzanola, CO #10 Steve M. Richards Scottsbluff, NE Steve C. Parys Rapid City, SD Cory J. Donnelly Elk Point, SD Chase Gealy Shelton, NE #9 James M. Hensley Burlington, CO Matt S. Smith Cheyenne, WY O. B. Ready Rawlins, WY Jerry A. Kraft Encampment, WY #8 J. B. James Bennett, CO Bill L. Jenkins Rocky Ford, CO Ryan Velgersdyk Parker, CO Colby P. Craven Briggsdale, CO Ramon Espinoza Manassa, CO Shawn Barris La Junta, CO Sierra Littrell Loveland, CO Alfonso Marquez Lakewood, CO Tim Ratts Golden, CO Mike Coppersmith Platteville, CO

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#15 Cole J. Cooper (Grand Junction, CO) / Travis Bounds (Clifton, CO), 30.42 on 4, $2,755, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Emilio Vega (Fort Lupton, CO) / Francisco Vega, Jr. (Fort Lupton, CO), 34.57 on 4, $4,174, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Patrick A. Weaver (Fountain, CO) / Trevor Kirchenschlager (Yuma, CO), 33.06 on 4, $4,811, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Cory J. Donnelly (Elk Point, SD) / Tom M. Linza (Penrose, CO), 28.26 on 4, $7,808, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Steve M. Richards (Scottsbluff, NE) / Steve C. Parys (Rapid City, SD), 32.64 on 4, $8,201, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 James M. Hensley (Burlington, CO) / Matt S. Smith (Cheyenne, WY), 38.95 on 4, $5,896, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 J. B. James, Jr. (Bennett, CO) / Bill L. Jenkins (Rocky Ford, CO), 32.61 on 3, $3,905, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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his year the USTRC moved the South Texas Championships from Katy, Texas because of a scheduling conflict with the facility, to its new home in Bryan, Texas at the Brazos County Expo Complex. Almost a thousand team ropers from twelve different states made the trip to rope for more than $225,000 in cash and prizes. Reno Gonzales, a 16-year-old heeler from Magnolia, Texas, really filled his pockets at the South Texas Championships. The young man and his partners won $13,978, two trophy Martin saddles, a pair of trophy Classic Equine saddle pads and $10,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. It was certainly an event to

remember for Gonzales. “This was a good roping. In fact, for the first time at that facility is was really good,” said Gonzales. “The roping ran smooth and the cattle were great. It was really cold that weekend and snowed some, but that didn’t take away from it being a good roping.” He began in the #12 Division where he ended up first and fourth in the Average. He placed first with Casey Irvin, who was a partner he drew as an extra run. They cashed in for $6,036, trophy Martin saddles and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I didn’t even know Casey before this roping,” said Gonzales. “We drew each

SOUTH TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Open Cody Odell (Como, TX) / Will M. Woodfin (Marshall, TX), 37.01 on 5, $2,462

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other and it gave me an extra run. I paid for it and it was a really wise decision because Casey ropes well and he handles pressure very well.” Gonzales placed fourth with Billy Reagan with a time of 33.48 seconds on four steers. They earned $2,348 plus a Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “Billy and I rope a lot together and are really good friends. He lives about eight miles away and so we rope as much as we can,” said Gonzales. “He is a good partner and I enjoy competing with him.” In the #11 Division Gonzales teamed

up with header David McCaffety and placed third in theAverage with a time of 31.94 seconds on four steers. The win gave them $4,712, trophy Classic Equine saddle pads and a Regional Finals Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “David is an old calf roper and really just started roping steers,” said Gonzales. “We rope together quite a bit and usually do pretty good.” This was Gonzales’s third USTRC saddle and he was proud of the win. “I was excited to win another saddle,” said Gonzales. “I put the saddle in my trophy room at home.”

Gonzales also ropes calves, but he enjoys team roping the most. “I do rope calves, but team roping is what I really like,” said Gonzales. “I have been roping steers off of a horse since I was six-years-old and I have been roping everything in sight since I could walk. I just like to rope and really appreciate all the USTRC does to bring us good events. I just love roping. It is my life.” It was cold at the event, but that did not keep ropers from enjoying the great setup and the outstanding payout at the event. It was an exceptional team roping and one you will want to make plans to attend in the future. n

SOUTH TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded $2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Tate Kirchenschlager Yuma, CO Tyler Cash Wade Terrell, TX Zach C. Bracewell Bedias, TX Clay Schneider Thorndale, TX Tate Kirchenschlager Yuma, CO Todd E. Thompson Munday, TX Tate Kirchenschlager Yuma, CO Tyler Cash Wade Terrell, TX Zach C. Bracewell Bedias, TX Corey Hendrick Rosenberg, TX #13 Kent B. Rayhill Alvin, TX Lynn Thornton George West, TX Jim Bob Clayman Georgetown, TX Cole Hall Holland, TX Dan Daniel College Station, TX Tyler Cash Wade Terrell, TX Heath Crofford Crockett, TX Jake Matthews Madisonville, TX #12 Quinn Hansen Millican, TX Mike Hughes Magnolia, TX Casey Lee Donie, TX Corey Hendrick Rosenberg, TX Billy Reagan Hockley, TX Reno R. Gonzales Magnolia, TX Eric Daniels Needville, TX Austin J. Santikos Tomball, TX #11 David McCaffety Hockley, TX Reno R. Gonzales Magnolia, TX Steve Green Hardin, TX Corey Hendrick Rosenberg, TX Twister G. Vinson Hawley, TX Sonny E. Pate Merkel, TX

Gary Cripps Gentry, AR Jesse Hawkins Goshen, IN #10 Cole Dollery Caldwell, TX Blaine Matthews Bryan, TX Eric D. Moody Hearne, TX Leo J. Gonzales Bryan, TX Mitch Waters Grapevine, TX Jackie Davis Decatur, TX Cody Ramburger Waco, TX Kehl Robbins Stephenville, TX Wallace L. Townsend Davidson, OK Jackie Davis Decatur, TX #9 Cody Lane Kyle Crockett, TX Ty Arnold Midway, TX Travis Richbourg Magnolia, TX Travis W. Richbourg Magnolia, TX Brad Batson Baytown, TX Ricky A. Batson Baytown, TX Michael L. Bailey Weatherford, TX Gene Rampy Liberty Hill, TX Cannon Cahill Bryan, TX Bubba Gough Sealy, TX Kenneth R. Gray Carthage, TX Wes J. Chandler Garrison, TX

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Jake Matthews Madisonville, TX Conly Donnell Bryan, TX #13 Reggie L. Jammer Georgetown, TX Colter Seaman Liberty Hill, TX

#12 Casey Irvin Llano, TX Reno R. Gonzales Magnolia, TX #11 Caleb Weaver Montgomery, TX Clay Burnham Graham, TX Bryan J. Otto Bryan, TX Jessie C. Favors Dayton, TX #10 Michael High Hempstead, TX McCoy W. Profili Anderson, TX Todd Merriwether Crockett, TX Heath Crofford Crockett, TX Mack Smith Austin, TX Troy Tiner Bastrop, TX #9 Nick J. Price Oologah, OK Francisco Aparicio Nacogdoches, TX Matt T. Carter Willis, TX Chris Dempsey Conroe, TX Brad Wells Cleveland, TX Palmer McInnis Pasadena, TX Keith Wilkerson Sanger, TX Brad Petrek Moulton, TX #8 Brad Petrek Moulton, TX Felix R. Carranza New Waverly, TX Curtis G. Belt Manvel, TX Claud Meredith Brazoria, TX Ty Arnold Midway, TX John W. Shivers Waller, TX Brian H. Uptmore West, TX Reagan K. Uptmore West, TX Mike B. Tinnin Alvin, TX Robert Sandoval Buda, TX

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#15 Jake Matthews (Madisonville, TX) / Conly Donnell (Bryan, TX), 31.79 on 4, $3,704, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Reggie L. Jammer, Sr. (Georgetown, TX) / Colter Seaman (Liberty Hill, TX), 32.38 on 4, $5,402, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Casey Irvin (Llano, TX) / Reno R. Gonzales (Magnolia, TX), 29.37 on 4, $6,036, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

                 

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#11 Caleb Weaver (Montgomery, TX) / Clay Burnham (Graham, TX), 29.78 on 4, $9,150, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Michael High (Hempstead, TX) / McCoy W. Profili (Anderson, TX), 35.70 on 4, $9,760, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Nick J. Price (Oologah, OK) / Francisco Aparicio (Nacogdoches, TX), 37.61 on 4, $9,762, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#8 Brad Petrek (Moulton, TX) / Felix R. Carranza (New Waverly, TX), 29.61 on 3, $4,852, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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S Roping Gross s $63,820 Roper’s Pot s $45,937 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $10,175 Return to Roper s 87.9%

urf, sun and fun are synonymous with Hawaii, but team roping in the 50th state is not. However, there are some outstanding ropers that inhabit the tropical Pacific islands. Team ropers from as far away as Utah and Idaho headed to the Big Island of Hawaii for the Hawaii Championships February 12-15, 2010. The event was hosted by Z-Bar Ranch and Zanga Schutte and took place in Kamuela, Hawaii at the Hale Kea Arena. The event was a great place to enjoy team roping Hawaiian style and allowed USTRC members to rope, relax and still reap the rewards of a great USTRC event. Ryan White from Los Osos, California has ties to the islands and he and his family always attend the Hawaii Championships. In fact, it wasn’t too many years ago that he

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and his wife Tammy were married just before the event started. “This is just a good roping and we always enjoy going to it. We make it a family trip every year and it is our anniversary, Valentines Day, a time to rope and a time to surf,” said White. “It is just such and awesome place and we enjoy it a lot.” White took the roping by storm this year and really enjoyed success in the arena. He and his partners gathered up $4,064 in cash and $14,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. White also claimed the Alvin Kawamoto Hawaiian Tree Saddle that is awarded to the high money mainland roper of the weekend. “You know I have been trying to win that Hawaiian tree saddle for a long time. It is really a special win and each year as we head up to the roping from the beach, we always tease each other about who is going to win it,” said White. “I was glad to finally get that accomplished and Alvin does such a great job with the building of it. It is a special prize and I am very proud of it.” He began the event by placing first in the Incentive of the Open Division with native Hawaiian Kevin Hill. They also

Open Tammy White (Los Osos, CA) / Ryan H. White (Los Osos, CA), 49.46 on 5, $1,331

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placed third in the main Average. The big deal, however, was the fact that he and his wife Tammy won the Average of the Open Division. They took home $1,331 in cash money for their efforts. “I am sure this is the first time Tammy and I have ever won the Open together,” said White. “It was pretty special to win with my number one partner who just happens to be my wife.” White continued his winning in the #15 where he and Whip Lewis finished second place in the Average with a time of 40.49 seconds on four steers. They also roped the fastest steer of the roping as well. “Whip and I are good friends and we always make this trip with our wives, who are best friends,” said White. “We enter every time we get a chance. We have always had some hard luck, but this finally

broke the ice.” White and Ken Miranda placed fourth in the Average as well. In the #13 Division White partnered up with another Hawaiian native Kimo Hoopai. The team took second place in the Average with a time of 38.16 second on four steers. “I have known Kimo my whole life and have always looked up to him as a horseman and a cowboy,” said White. “It was really an honor to win with him. He is a great guy and is really the epitome of Hawaii and the Hawaiian cowboy. He is the real deal paniolo and I was glad we did some good.” White was not done because he partnered up in the #12 Gold Plus Division with his father Bill White to claim third place in the Average. They completed the

roping with a time of 51.26 seconds on four steers and were excited to keep the win in the family. “It was great to win with my dad. He has had some shoulder trouble, so it was nice to see him back in competition,” said White. “It was a special win and I was glad we had some success.” The Hawaii Championships was an awesome event and the ropers who competed enjoyed the fun and the festivity. If you ever get the chance it is well worth the trip to the islands for a team roping. David and Beth Jennings of Jennings Rodeo Photography made the trip over and captured some exciting images of what team roping is like in the islands. You may check those pictures out online at www.jenningsrodeophotography.com. n

HAWAII CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Kevin Hill Kailua Kona, HI Ryan H. White Los Osos, CA Whip S. Lewis Queen Creek, AZ Ryan H. White Los Osos, CA Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI Zanga Schutte Kamuela, HI Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI Ryan H. White Los Osos, CA Ross J. Farias Kapaa, HI Bronson Branco Kamuela, HI #13 Kimo W. Hoopai Kamuela, HI Ryan H. White Los Osos, CA Hugh B. Hill Kailua Kona, HI Whip S. Lewis Queen Creek, AZ Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI Henry Muragin Kamuela, HI Robby J. Farias Kilauea, HI Billy Wong Kapaau, HI #12 Booboo Tolentino Kamuela, HI Tyrel Jensen Blackfoot, ID Bill T. White Kamuela, HI Zanga Schutte Kamuela, HI Jerry Jensen Blackfoot, ID Henry Muragin Kamuela, HI Kimo W. Hoopai Kamuela, HI Henry Muragin Kamuela, HI #11 Geoy M. Purdy Kamuela, HI Kenneth Purdy Emmett, ID Brian Anderson Kamuela, HI

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team

Billy Wong Chris T. Wong Ben Clements Claude W. Straub Jose L. Rincon

Kapaau, HI Kapaau, HI Stephenville, TX Johnson City, TX Kamuela, HI

#10 Claude W. Straub Johnson City, TX Keone DeSilva Twin Falls, ID Hugh B. Hill Kailua Kona, HI Henry Muragin Kamuela, HI Hugh B. Hill Kailua Kona, HI Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI Kimo W. Hoopai Kamuela, HI Brayden Peterson Spanish Fork, UT #9 Andrew Wong Kapaau, HI Bernelle K. Camara Kapaau, HI Roger Kaiwi Machen Captain Cook, HI Herman Holland Kamuela, HI Booboo Tolentino Kamuela, HI Billy Wong Kapaau, HI Chris T. Wong Kapaau, HI Butch Gomes Paauilo, HI

#15 Andrew Wong Kapaau, HI Tyrel Jensen Blackfoot, ID #13 Kalai Nobriga Kealakekua, HI Gilbert A. Smith Kealakekua, HI #12 Fern White Hawi, HI Zanga Schutte Kamuela, HI #11 Geoy M. Purdy Kamuela, HI Ken Miranda Honokaa, HI #10 Geoy M. Purdy Kamuela, HI Chris T. Wong Kapaau, HI #9 Herman Holland Kamuela, HI Trevor Child Kamuela, HI #8 Bob Nilmeyer San Martin, CA Mark Bochnowski El Paso, TX Clem Andrade Volcano, HI Clayton R. Low Hilo, HI Booboo Tolentino Kamuela, HI Bernelle K. Camara Kapaau, HI Ashley Borsum Hohakaa, HI Jordan Gomes Kailua Kona, HI Melvin D. Griffeth Rexburg, ID Jason R. Cardoza Honokea, HI

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#15 Andrew Wong (Kapaau, HI) / Tyrel Jensen (Blackfoot, ID), 33.20 on 4, $1,069, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Kalai Nobriga (Kealakekua, HI) / Gilbert A. Smith (Kealakekua, HI), 35.97 on 4, $1,454, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Fern White (Hawi, HI) / Zanga Schutte (Kamuela, HI), 35.38 on 4, $1,782, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Geoy M. Purdy (Kamuela, HI) / Ken Miranda (Honokaa, HI), 34.63 on 4, $1,923, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Geoy M. Purdy (Kamuela, HI) / Chris T. Wong (Kapaau, HI), 34.19 on 4, $2,176, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Herman Holland (Kamuela, HI) / Trevor Child (Kamuela, HI), 45.04 on 3, $2,607, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Bob Nilmeyer (San Martin, CA) / Mark Bochnowski (El Paso, TX), 42.80 on 3, $1,660, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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eam ropers braved the bad weather in search of fortune at the South Carolina Championships hosted by Steve and Connie Rickly. The event took place at the Circle M Arena in Pelzer, South Carolina and although the cold weather kept most ropers indoors, the ones who attended had more than ample opportunity to rope for some great payouts and awesome prizes. Twenty six-yea-old Wade Allard from Conway, South Carolina certainly filled his pockets as he and his partners took home more than $7,170, plus four trophy Gist buckles and $16,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The turnout might have been light, but the show went on and with the new USTRC payout structure ropers had

the opportunity to win some serious cash. “It was cold. There was plenty of that, but it was a really good roping just like always,” said Allard. “The South Carolina Championships is a big deal around our area and we all look forward to going and roping. I know a bunch of guys from Ohio that came down for the roping to get out of the snow, but I think they brought it with them. Snow or not the South Carolina Championships was a good event.” Allard, a header, began in the #12 Division where he teamed up with Josh Little. The duo caught four steers in 33.05 seconds and claimed first place in the Average. “This was the first time I had ever

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#15 J. D. Young (Cowpens, SC) / Ben O. Gambrell (West Union, SC), 30.30 on 3, $470, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#13 Clint J. Moore (Limestone, TN) / Derek J. Hicks (Castlewood, VA), 32.96 on 4, $1,294, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

entered with Josh,” said Allard. “It is kind of a funny story because I didn’t have a hole to rope with him in the #12 but a partner of mine didn’t show up and we entered. He really gave me a hard time about it after we won and we joke about us almost not entering. It was pretty funny and pretty exciting.” They pocketed $1,923, trophy Gist buckles and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. In the #11 Division Allard partnered with Cory Clark and the team finished fifth place in the main Average. They caught four steers in 45.45 seconds to accomplish the task. Allard really finished the weekend strong in the #10 Division. He placed first and second in the Average. Allard and Clark fine tuned their game plan and ended up winning the Average with a time of 36.78 seconds on four steers. The win gave them $3,000, trophy Gist buckles and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “Cory and I rope together a lot. We have really struggled and haven’t had much luck,” said Allard. “It was nice that we finally struck gold and won a roping.” continued on page 70

SOUTH CAROLINA CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 J. D. Young Cowpens, SC Rick Scruggs Duncan, SC Dustin Coltrane Eden, NC Josh L. Little Mebane, NC #13 Hal Alexander Seneca, SC Ben O. Gambrell West Union, SC Rick Scruggs Duncan, SC J. D. Young Cowpens, SC Carmine B. Nastri Screven, GA Josh L. Little Mebane, NC Dustin Coltrane Eden, NC Josh L. Little Mebane, NC #12 Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Ben O. Gambrell West Union, SC Scott Fletcher Baldwin, FL Daniel Bush McAlpin, FL Clint J. Moore Limestone, TN Derek J. Hicks Castlewood, VA John A. Johnson Piney Flats, TN Josh L. Little Mebane, NC #11 John A. Johnson Piney Flats, TN Garrett D. Fernandez Johnstown, NY Monica C. Krout Lawtey, FL Richard S. Herman Taylorsville, NC Hal Alexander Seneca, SC Nathan Berg Mansfield, GA

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team

Wade Allard Conway, SC Cory K. Clark Jefferson, SC #10 Wade Allard Conway, SC Jaret W. Nobles Barnwell, SC Kenneth Sheriff Easley, SC Chuck S. Buist Greenwood, SC Chuck S. Buist Greenwood, SC Jamie L. Rector Pelzer, SC Caleb Humphries Nicholson, GA Billy S. Lam Canton, GA #9 R. J. Humphries Cliffside, NC Jeremy E. Gault Fountain Inn, SC W. A. Fish Glen Saint Mary, FL Billy S. Lam Canton, GA Joey Doyle Aynor, SC Jaret W. Nobles Barnwell, SC Sheldon Walker Forest City, NC Tommy W. Grantham Hartsville, SC

#15 J. D. Young Cowpens, SC Ben O. Gambrell West Union, SC #13 Clint J. Moore Limestone, TN Derek J. Hicks Castlewood, VA #12 Wade Allard Conway, SC Josh L. Little Mebane, NC #11 Kelli Corbin Baldwin, FL Josh L. Little Mebane, NC #10 Wade Allard Conway, SC Cory K. Clark Jefferson, SC #9 Emery Thibodeaux Stoneville, NC Tyler Weber Reinholds, PA #8 Coleman Harrison Cairo, GA Beth Berg Mansfield, GA Emery Thibodeaux Stoneville, NC. Jason W. Jones Lugoff, SC Jon Wade Demorest, GA. Darryl Hardwick Galivants Ferry, SC Keith Bagwell Cumming, GA

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#12 Wade Allard (Conway, SC) / Josh L. Little (Mebane, NC), 33.05 on 4, $1,923, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Kelli Corbin (Baldwin, FL) / Josh L. Little (Mebane, NC), 36.60 on 4, $2,270, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#9 Emery Thibodeaux (Stoneville, NC) / Tyler Weber (Reinholds, PA), 41.22 on 4, $3,545, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

Allard placed second with Jaret Noble with a time of 40.63 seconds on four steers. They earned $2,250 plus a Regional Finals Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “Jaret and I have won a lot together and rope well with each other,” said Allard. “He is a great partner and we rope together at almost every roping we go to.” The South Carolina Championships came to a close and ropers enjoyed the event. The small town atmosphere and outstanding facility made the event. “You know I really thought the roping was great. It had good cattle and Mr. Rickly did a nice job,” said Allard. “Those who didn’t make it to the roping really missed out and that is one thing I am sure of.” n

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f you were in the market for great music, great food and a great USTRC team roping then you needed to be at the Muddy River Classic in Memphis, Tennessee February 19-21, 2010. The annual event produced by Jx2 Productions and John Johnson was all of that and more wrapped into one. More than 1,165 teams from 15 different states attended the event and it was certainly one they will not forget. Professional Rodeo Cowboy and World Champion header Chad Masters from Clarksville, Tennessee took the event by storm as he finished first and third place in the Average of the Open Division. He and Missouri heeler Paul Eaves won the roping with a time of 36.09 seconds on five steers. Masters and his rodeo partner

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Jade Corkill finished third place with a time of 38.12 seconds on five. Masters was not done however. He switched to the heel side in the #15 and partnered up with Blake Teixeira from California to win second in theAverage. The pair caught four steers in 28.80 seconds. Corkill and Masters claimed third place in the Average. Dr. Steve Allday made the trip down from Shelbyville, Kentucky to try his hand at some great USTRC style team roping. The trip certainly paid off. “I really enjoy the facility there at Memphis, and John Johnson puts on a nice event,” said Allday who is a codeveloper of an equine joint supplement called LubriSyn. Allday began in the #12 Division where he partnered with Zak Dobbins to finish fourth place in the Average. “This was the first time I have ever roped with Zak. A mutual friend, James Miller, hooked us up,” said Allday. “He is a great heeler and we roped well together. Having a great partner really makes it nice and Zak is a great roper.”

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Allday then partnered with Jason Larue to win the Incentive Average and the Century Bonus of the Gold Plus Division. They caught three steers in 34.51 seconds and took home $1,818, plus trophy Gist buckles and a USTRC Gold Plus Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “Jason and I rope together a lot. We practice together and so it was nice to win with him,” said Allday. “He has really helped me a lot and I enjoy roping with him.” Allday finished off his weekend with a 13th place finish in the #9 Division with Aaron Burke. They were 57.81 on four steers. “Aaron and I rope together quite a bit too,” said Allday. “He works for us here at

LubriSyn and so we get to rope together and know each others style.” Another roper who really hit it big at the Muddy River Classic was Brian Barnett from Mountain Home, Arkansas. Barnett finished second in the Average of the Gold Plus with Dusty Stroud. “Dusty and I rope some. He lives a few hours away and so we try to enter when we can,” said Barnett. “He ropes really good and we have never really had much success even though we rope pretty well together. I was really glad it finally worked out for us.” They were 36.23 second on four steers and pocketed $2,264 and a USTRC Gold Plus National Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Barnett then hit is big with Chance

Roper in the #11 Division. They caught four steers in 38.89 seconds to win the Average. “Chance and I just recently started roping together and we practice together some,” said Barnett. “We rope a lot locally and he is a great partner so that really makes my job easy.” The team earned $5,200, trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “This was my first USTRC saddle and I have it in the trophy room right now, but I will probably ride it,” said Barnett with a laugh. “I am still kind of shocked that I finally won one.” Barnett enjoyed the setup, the cattle and was very appreciative of his partners.

MUDDY RIVER CLASSIC • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded

$2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Clay O. Smith Broken Bow, OK Jake Smith Broken Bow, OK Blake Teixeira Lipan, TX Chad Masters Clarksville, TN Jade Corkill Lipan, TX Chad Masters Clarksville, TN George Eldridge Anna, IL Shawn B. Turner Puryear, TN Will J. Clark Erin, TN Joel Bach Millsap, TX #13 Barry Hambelton Gainesville, MO Scott R. Manier Houston, MO Josh Hafley Perryville, KY Bob Knudsen Lancaster, KY Ty Hickerson Trenton, TN Mike K. Jones Town Creek, AL Jerritt L. Varner Red Level, AL Jimmy R. Kelly Eighty Four, PA #12 Jake Smith Broken Bow, OK Stuart Bigbee Tuscumbia, AL Danny S. Shrable Gepp, AR Jay G. Hale West Plains, MO Steve Allday Shelbyville, KY Zak R. Dobbins Bay Minette, AL Chase Adamson Alpha, IL Josh Clayton Buchanan, TN #11 Bryan Saffo Moscow Mills, MO Bruce Barnett West Plains, MO

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Tupelo, MS Okolona, MS Jonesboro, AR Fayetteville, AR Doniphan, MO West Plains, MO

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#13 Ben A. Ray Bertrend, MO Josh Clayton Buchanan, TN #12 Travis Conner Benton, KY Jace McDaniel Jonesboro, AR #11 Brian Barnett Mountain Home, AR Chance W. Roper Viola, AR Laurie L. Baggett Tupelo, MS Judah C. Fleming Macon, MS #10 Cody Inman Elkmont, AL Jamie L. Nelms Elkmont, AL Daniel C. Ferrell Dunlap, TN Jason W. Larue Bagdad, KY #9 Hunter Moody Killen, AL Blair D. Kelley Florence, AL Michael Jordan Brookhaven, MS Clayton Zwerschke Courtland, MS #8 Lynn Nelson Huntingdon, TN Matt Pierce Lexington, AL Billy Joe Arie Batesville, AR Matt Pierce Lexington, AL Kerry Gilbow Dexter, MO Clint Beacham Huntingdon, TN Andrew T. Burke Harrodsburg, KY Jimmy Nichols Franklin, TN Taylor Tilmon Damascus, AR Jarred Tumbleson Dennard, AR

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#15 Austin Nettleship (Paris, KY) / Ty Ferrell (Sikeston, MO), 27.44 on 4, $2,344, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

“The cattle were strong, but good. They really suited my roping style and I liked roping them,” said Barnett. “This was really a great roping and really worked out pretty well for me. I had some great partners and got lucky, so it was a good weekend.” The big winner of the weekend was Matt Pierce from Lexington, Alabama. This 32-year-old heeler and his partners won $9,170, two trophy Cowboy Gold saddles, two trophy Gist buckles, and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “I really like John Johnson’s ropings and he does a great job with

production,” said Pierce. “He really had some good cattle at this roping and there was not one steer that I saw that would take you out of the roping.” Pierce and partner Lynn Nelson won the Average of the #8 Pick/Draw with a time of 26.94 seconds on three steers. Peirce and Billy Joe Arie finished second place with a time of 28.48 seconds on three. Pierce works as a boilermaker and so he has the summers off, but only gets to compete a little in the winter months. “I really like to rope, but with my work it is hard to get off to go at times,”

said Pierce. “You know it is really a funny story about my roping. Growing up my dad put on ropings and so I hated to rope. Not too long ago my brother moved back from Wyoming and got me back into it and I like it a lot. This was really my first USTRC roping where I did some good. It was my first USTRC saddle and buckle and so I was pretty excited.” The Muddy River Classic provided ropers with a great opportunity to compete and to win some outstanding paychecks and great prizes. It was certainly the epitome of what a USTC event should be. n

#13 Ben A. Ray (Bertrend, MO) / Josh Clayton (Buchanan, TN), 29.04 on 4, $2,214, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#12 Travis Conner (Benton, KY) / Jace McDaniel (Jonesboro, AR), 30.80 on 4, $3,338, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#11 Brian Barnett (Mountain Home, AR) / Chance W. Roper (Viola, AR), 38.89 on 4, $5,200, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Cody Inman (Elkmont, AL) / Jamie L. Nelms (Elkmont, AL), 29.26 on 4, $5,992, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Hunter Moody (Killen, AL) / Blair D. Kelley (Florence, AL), 38.48 on 4, $5,630, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Lynn Nelson (Huntingdon, TN) / Matt Pierce (Lexington, AL), 26.94 on 3, $4,952, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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T Roping Gross s $122,160 Roper’s Pot s $84,053 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $14,126 Return to Roper s 80.4%

eam ropers from around the area headed to Moab, Utah for the Canyonlands Championships on February 26-28, 2010. It was a USTRC event in a desert oasis. Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Company and Chris and Janie Freed produced the event and welcomed ropers from 8 different states to compete for some great payouts and awesome prizes. Thirty eight year-old header Jerad Wittwer from Washington, Utah had a field day at the Canyonlands Championships. He and his partners won $6,352, two trophy Gist bits, two trophy Martin saddles and $18,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Wittwer began in the #13 Division where he and Leo Ramone caught four

steers in 34.53 seconds. That gave them the Average win and they pocketed $2,286, trophy Gist bits and a USTRC National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. In the Gold Plus, Wittwer teamed up with Alan Hall. The duo won the fast time overall and then placed third in the Average. The victory landed them a great paycheck and a USTRC Gold Plus National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Wittwer struck big again in the #12 where he and partner Ky Oberg finished with a time of 35.27 seconds on four steers. The win earned them $3,072, trophy Martin saddles and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

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Open Travis Bounds (Clifton, CO) / T. J. Watts (Eads, CO), 36.76 on 5, $1,028

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Another young heeler from Colorado enjoyed some extreme success at the event. Harlan Watkins from Olathe and his partners took home $8,926 in cash plus four trophy Martin saddles and $12,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Watkins, who is 19-years-old, teamed up with Nicole Rice to win the Average of the #11 Division. The pair roped four steers in 33.45 seconds and won $4,516, trophy Martin saddles and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Watkins continued on his conquest as he entered up in the #10 Division. He partnered with Joseph White and the tandem finished first place in the

Average. They earned $4,410, trophy Martin saddles and a National Finals Shoot-Out worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings for catching four steers in 34.74 seconds. The Canyonlands Championships came to an end and ropers enjoyed their experience at the event. Mark your calendars for next February when the Canyonlands Championships will return to Moab. n

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#15 Ty H. Toledo Bloomfield, NM Myron H. Toledo Bloomfield, NM Kesley Phillips Round Rock, AZ Wacey A. Brady Waterflow, NM Ben T. Tibbitts Blackfoot, ID Cody Hall St. George, UT Jaguar Terrill Craig, CO Greg G. Bennett Ogden, UT Willie G. Reid Payson, UT Jason Rindlisbacher Spanish Fork, UT

#15 Hank Benally Many Farms, AZ Wacey A. Brady Waterflow, NM

#13 Wacey Brady Waterflow, NM Nicole Rice Grand Junction, CO T. J. Watts Eads, CO Ken Wartz Blue Gap, AZ Octavius Wartz Blue Gap, AZ Jaguar Terrill Craig, CO Reno Eddy Gallup, NM #12 Walt Eddy Gallup, NM Alan Hall St. George, UT Heavy Sursa Bluebell, UT Cody G. Soffel Fairfield, UT Cailee Hall St. George, UT Alan Hall St. George, UT Walt Eddy Gallup, NM Reno Eddy Gallup, NM #11 Cody Burnside Mesquite, NV Jody Burnside Mesquite, NV Renaldo Wartz Blue Gap, AZ Octavius Wartz Blue Gap, AZ

Mike Tsosie Terry Lindner Glenn Tsosie Anthony L. Dayzie

Yatahey, NM Sedalia, CO Indian Wells, AZ Shiprock, NM

#10 Bill D. Kennedy Randolph, UT Merrill K. Staheli Logandale, NV Kurt Mitton Wellsville, UT Kyler Mitton Wellsville, UT Lee Smith Parachute, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Lynn Sessions Ashton, ID John H. Koyle Chubbuck, ID #9 Dana Irwen Delta, CO Jeff L. Satterfield Parachute, CO Emmanuel Castillo Dolores, CO Kit A. Schmidt Dolores, CO Lin C. Coates Bayfield, CO Rick McIntyre Bayfield, CO James Cathcart Bayfield, CO Trent E. Taylor Bayfield, CO

#13 Jerad Wittwer Washington, UT Leo J. Ramone Pocatello, ID #12 Jerad Wittwer Washington, UT Ky C. O'Berg Ephraim, UT #11 Nicole Rice Grand Junction, CO Harlan Watkins Olathe, CO #10 Joseph White Olathe, CO Harlan Watkins Olathe, CO #9 Steve L. Mock Delta, CO Clint G. Stroud Delta, CO #8 Cutter Barnes Maybell, CO Larry Carter Norwood, CO Erickson Littleben Kayenta, AZ Kevin D. Kracht Loma, CO Lynn Sessions Ashton, ID John H. Koyle Chubbuck, ID Tim C. Ekstrom Malad City, ID Darryl L. Steele Maybell, CO Steve Balster Roberts, ID John H. Koyle Chubbuck, ID

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#11 Nicole Rice (Grand Junction, CO) / Harlan Watkins (Olathe, CO), 33.45 on 4, $4,516, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#10 Joseph White (Olathe, CO) / Harlan Watkins (Olathe, CO), 34.74 on 4, $4,410, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Steve L. Mock (Delta, CO) / Clint G. Stroud (Delta, CO), 41.49 on 4, $4,938, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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“W Roping Gross s $182,670 Roper’s Pot s $126,822 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline s $25,633 Return to Roper s 83.5%

ith only 100 teams entered in the roping the winners took home more than $18,500. What a phenomenal event and great payout!” Team ropers from all over East Texas and the surrounding area converged on the Henderson County Fair Park for the USTRC’s annual East Texas Championships. In the #10 Division only 100 teams entered the roping, but with the USTRC’s new payout structure and revised payout schedule, team ropers were excited about how much the roping paid. The winners took home $18,510 in cash money, two trophy Martin saddles, a pair of trophy Gist buckles, two trophy Classic Equine saddle pads and an additional $14,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings.

Sky Parmer from Chireno, Texas and Michael Riggins from Nacogdoches, Texas emerged as the winners of the roping. All they did was catch four steers in 41.09 seconds and that was enough to secure them a paycheck for $7,034. Plus they received trophy Martin saddles and National Shoot-Outs worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. “You know this was just a great roping and to win with Michael was even more special. We live close to each other and we rope all the time, but we don’t ever win,” said Parmer. “It was just a great roping. The cattle were exceptional and so was the setup. The money we won was amazing. I couldn’t believe we won that much with only 100 teams entered in the roping.” Second place in the Average went to

EAST TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Open Luke Brown (Stephenville, TX) / Jade Corkill (Lipan, TX), 30.71 on 5, $3,326 worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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the duo of Matt Marshall and Joey Garrett. They earned a fat check of $5,276, trophy Gist buckles and Regional Finals Shoot-Outs worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Coming in third place was the husband and wife team of David and Carra Outlaw. They caught four steers in 42.26 seconds and pocketed $3,516, trophy Classic Equine saddle pads and a Regional Finals Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. That was for third place in the average ,mind you. “This was just a really good roping and it was very roper friendly,” said David Outlaw. “The USTRC just continues to step up to the plate making

things great for team roping and for the team ropers.” Fourth in the Average was the team of Casey Lee and young Ty Arnold. They earned $1,758 in cash and a Regional Shoot-Out worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. The East Texas Championships went off without a hitch and ropers really enjoyed the setup and the event as a whole. “I really like USTRC events because they are for the family,” added Outlaw. “The USTRC has really worked hard at making things extremely roper friendly and that has really balanced out the ropings. The scores are short and the

cattle are great and that is what makes team roping fun. Everyone has a chance to compete and to win and that is really what I like the best about USTRC ropings. Actually, all year long the USTRC has done a great job and the roping in Athens was no different. It was just a fun roping no matter how you look at it.” The USTRC wants to extend a huge “thank you” to all those that attended the East Texas Championships and we look forward to seeing you at the next one. To view all of the results from the East Texas Championships go to the USTRC website at www.ustrc.com and click on the results link. n

EAST TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS • Shoot-Out Positions Awarded $2,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Ryan VonAhn Sac City, IA Trevor B. Connolly Durant, OK Draper Foster Chandler, TX J. W. Cotton Wills Point, TX Monty C. Mohon Gladewater, TX Curt Crawford Terrell, TX Cole Wheeler Flint, TX Boogie B. Ray Mabank, TX Mikey E. Fletcher Mineola, TX Kolby Miller Springer, OK #13 Alicia R. Stockton Hico, TX Len Dormen Marshall, TX Jesse Harville Bivins, TX Brady Norman Springer, OK Bodee D. Gist Purdon, TX Terry L. Cotton Buffalo, TX Bryan K. Blanton Henderson, TX Clint Quinn Tatum, TX #12 Mike E. Fletcher Mineola, TX Kolby Miller Springer, OK Amber Pate Buffalo, TX J. D. McGuire Stephenville, TX Charles Quinn Troup, TX Vance L. Walters Cayuga, TX Cole Warren San Luis Obispo, CA Jeff K. Kanady Breckenridge, TX #11 Rick J. Taylor Mineola, TX Johnny L. Taylor Emory, TX Mike L. Wagner Dayton, TX Jessie C. Favors Dayton, TX Lamar Spikes Normangee, TX

Mark Manning Normangee, TX Bubba E. Cochran Mount Pleasant, TX Neal Young Hallsville, TX #10 Matt Marshall Paige, TX Joey Garrett Bryan, TX David Outlaw Bonham, TX Carra J. Outlaw Bonham, TX Casey Lee Donie, TX Ty Arnold Midway, TX Caleb Weaver Montgomery, TX Randy L. Weaver Montgomery, TX #9 Gary Baird Avery, TX Rickey Moore Pattonville, TX Amber Pate Buffalo, TX Richie A. Pate Buffalo, TX Monte Jack Starns Midway, TX Ty Arnold Midway, TX Harvey B. Hohenberger Klondike, TX Chad Hohenberger Klondike, TX

$6,000 Flex Earnings Awarded Per Team #15 Jake Matthews Madisonville, TX Conly Donnell Bryan, TX #13 Reggie L. Jammer Georgetown, TX Colter Seaman Liberty Hill, TX

#12 Casey Irvin Llano, TX Reno R. Gonzales Magnolia, TX #11 Caleb Weaver Montgomery, TX Clay Burnham Graham, TX Bryan J. Otto Bryan, TX Jessie C. Favors Dayton, TX #10 Michael High Hempstead, TX McCoy W. Profili Anderson, TX Todd Merriwether Crockett, TX Heath Crofford Crockett, TX Mack Smith Austin, TX Troy Tiner Bastrop, TX #9 Nick J. Price Oologah, OK Francisco Aparicio Nacogdoches, TX Matt T. Carter Willis, TX Chris Dempsey Conroe, TX Brad Wells Cleveland, TX Palmer McInnis Pasadena, TX Keith Wilkerson Sanger, TX Brad Petrek Moulton, TX #8 Brad Petrek Moulton, TX Felix R. Carranza New Waverly, TX Curtis G. Belt Manvel, TX Claud Meredith Brazoria, TX Ty Arnold Midway, TX John W. Shivers Waller, TX Brian H. Uptmore West, TX Reagan K. Uptmore West, TX Mike B. Tinnin Alvin, TX Robert Sandoval Buda, TX

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#15 Jesse Harville (Bivins, TX) / Will M. Woodfin (Marshall, TX), 31.26 on 4, $3,516, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#13 Draper Foster (Chandler, TX) / Tyler Cash Wade (Terrell, TX), 29.12 on 4, $3,254, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#12 Mike E. Fletcher, Sr. (Mineola, TX) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 36.17 on 4, $3,034, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#11 Cole Wheeler (Flint, TX) / Tyler L. Sieber (Whitehouse, TX), 36.75 on 4, $4,396, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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#10 Sky S. Parmer (Chireno, TX) / Michael W. Riggins (Nacogdoches, TX), 41.09 on 4, $7,034, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#9 Chase Stanley (Rusk, TX) / Trey Todd (Alto, TX), 31.68 on 4, $7,830, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

#8 Jesus Guerrero (Mexia, TX) / Rick Pedersen (Cooper, TX), 26.01 on 3, $4,918, National Shoot-Outs worth $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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orn wraps are a necessary part of team roping, and now the NRS Extreme Horn Wrap has an all-new design with an amazing fit and extra padding where it counts. The number one benefit to the new design is the fit. NRS has spent the last year putting these horn wraps to the test at the NRS Training Center. After ten different prototypes, they have come up with an exceptional fitting design that protects the cattle and helps the steers last longer. “We put a lot of time and effort into angling the buckles and the tail material so that they fit snug around every steer’s head,” said Jim Lamirand, NRS General Manager. “It’s totally designed not as a ‘figure 8,’ but for the strap to go around the front of the steer’s head, which is how the majority of team ropers wrap their cattle anyway.” Without the angle of the buckle, the strap pulls on the buckle instead of working with the horn wrap. The new design works both sides together to completely encase the steer’s head. The strap, designed to go around the front of the steer’s head, creates a shield between the rope and the steer’s forehead. NRS has also added a forehead protection piece. The forehead guard is lined with felt padding for extra protection between the rope and the steer. The new horn wrap fits not only around the steer’s head but 90 / APRIL 2010

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also the horn hole size. The smaller hole size helps it to stay in place and simply looks better. “We can’t stress the importance of doubling the felt at the point of pull,” Jim said. “Those two layers of felt under the steer’s horns will increase the steer’s usability.” A sore head causes steers to play head tricks and drag. With the extra padding and fit of the new NRS Extreme Horn Wraps, ropers will get more months out of their cattle. Steers will last longer because they are better protected. The horn wraps come in red, blue and black so producers and ropers can organize their cattle. “We also felt that there was a need for a smaller version for the fresh cattle,” Jim said. The green fresh cattle version is built with the same concepts of the NRS Extreme Horn Wrap but on a smaller scale to fit snug around the fresh steers. The new NRS Extreme Horn Wraps are all made in Texas. The felt is stamped out and hand-sewn to the durable polypropylene siding. The strap is also made out of long lasting polyester. The strap holes are burned into place to restrict fraying or stretching. Horn wraps are an essential part of team roping. The use of horn wraps benefit the steer, header and heeler, and with the new design they will help your cattle last even longer. Find them at www.nrsworld.com or call 1-800-GO-ROPIN.

New for the 2010 season, Gold Spur members, which includes Lifetime members and additional family members 13 years of age or older as of January 1, 2010, will receive $1,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. These earnings have been deposited in your Flex Earnings account and may be used in any Regional Finals or National Finals Shoot-Out division...your choice! Gold Plus members will receive $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Likewise, these earnings have been deposited in your Flex Earnings account and may be used at your discretion in any Regional Finals or National Finals Shoot-Out division. Gold Spur members that upgrade to the Gold Plus membership will receive an additional $2,000 in Flex Earnings for a total of $3,000. You may view your member services page at www.ustrc.com. Click on the “view your earnings” link on your personal page.

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Roper Math Hank enters a local jackpot 4 times. Entries are $50 per man. He won the fast time of the roping that paid $100 per team. He also won the roping that paid $800 per team. What is the total amount of money Hank won and how much profit did he make after taking out his entry fees? Answers on page 176

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Junior Looper CHAMPIONS

The East Texas Championships included a Jr. Looper roping that was second to none. Winners emerged with Gist buckles and fantastic memories. They included Blake Wheeler in the 10 to 12 division, Riley Webb in the 7 to 9 division and Clancy Teague in the 6 and Under division.

Big loops and bright smiles were on call during the Jr. Looper roping at the South Texas Championships. Dylan Hoffman earned the Gist buckle in the 10 to 12 division, while Jayse Tettenhorst took the win in the 7 to 9 division and Shye Pate collected the championships in the 6 and Under division.

The younger crowd enjoyed the Jr. Looper fun at the South Carolina Championships. Gist buckles were awarded to the winners, Bailey Treadway in the 7 to 9 division and Allie Rae McCleer in the 6 and Under division.

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Riley Smith claimed his share of the Muddy River Classic spotlight by winning the in the 10 to 12 division in the Jr. Looper roping. He was joined in the winners circle by Preston Bagsby who won the 7 to 9 division and Tavon Bagsby, winner of the 6 and Under division.

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The Colorado Winter Championships was a hit among the Jr. Loopers who showed up to compete for championships Gist buckles. Congratulations to the winners, Gunner Stapleton in the 10 to 12 division, Heriberto Vasquez in the 7 to 9 division and Brady Frey in the 6 and Under division.

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The Jr. Looper competition added to the weekend excitement at the Canyonlands Championships where young Trey Begay was the winner of the 6 and under division, Maddie Weber took home the first place Gist buckle awarded in the 7 - 9 division and Nicholas Johnson was the champion in the 10 - 12 division.

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Competition Safety By Amy J. Daum It’s that time of year, when ropers around the country start hitting the road with their horses on the weekends, hoping to pull into their barn Sunday night with a prize money check in their pocket and both they and their horses safe and sound. With that in mind, here are some tips to make sure every weekend is a success.

Pulling In Horses, especially those in unfamiliar surroundings, can find creative ways to injure themselves—just ask any insurance claims adjuster. So after getting to the show site and before settling your horse into his new stall, check it over from top to bottom, literally— walls, floor, and ceiling. Look for any protrusions that could scrape or puncture, such as cracked boards or screws, and also check for any worrisome gaps between boards. Most competitions allow the use of shavings or sawdust for bedding, but occasionally you’ll find one that for various reasons will only allow straw. If your horse has never been bedded on straw, make sure to try this out at home. A horse unaccustomed to standing in a stall surrounded by straw may mistake it for something hay-like, think he’s hit the mother lode, and gorge himself. A little nibbling is fine, but a full meal of straw can cause anything from a bellyache to a full-blown colic. Also, you don’t want to find out at a roping that your horse has an allergy to straw (believe it or not, it happens). Stall fans can be a great way to keep your horse cool when the weather becomes oppressively hot. To reduce the risk of fire, make sure that your fan is clean, dust and debris free, and has a power cord without any damage. When setting it up, make sure it is very well secured and that the power cord cannot be reached by bored horse lips to prevent the possibility of electrocution. The security of the stall door is paramount. Many a roper has walked up to their stall in the morning to find an open door and their horse nowhere in sight. In the event you find your stall door of questionable integrity, bring a variety of snaps, clips, etc., that can be used to secure it, especially if you know your horse is Houdini on four hooves. What about insects? Your top-to-bottom inspection of the stall should have found any wasp or hornet nests, but those are not the only creepy crawlies that could wreak havoc. Fire ants are a real problem in many southern and western states, and should not be underestimated. They pack a powerfully painful sting, and can turn a normally placid horse into a whirling dervish, which can injure him and anyone in his vicinity. Check the stall (and any stalls and areas close by) for signs of ants and nests. And be careful throughout the weekend. You could be atop your trusty steed chatting with a friend one minute and sailing through the air the next if you accidentally stand him atop an active nest. Before buttoning your horse up for the first night, it is a very good idea to post all of your emergency contact information on the stall. Leave your name, cell number, secondary number if possible (especially if cell service is iffy), your hotel or camping location, any relevant horse info, and if your horse is insured, include the number of the insurance company’s emergency service.

Tricks Carbon Monoxide – Campers Beware! Ropers are a hardy, and oftentimes cost cutting group. Since travel costs can be one of the biggest expenses of the weekend, camping is a good option, whether in a horse trailer or a tent. By all means, rough it, but be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately campers die needlessly each year from using a fuel source such as a small heater, gas stove, or gas or charcoal grill inside an enclosed space. When using any of these types of devices, they must not vent into the enclosure, and opening a tent flap, door, or window is not enough ventilation. Therefore any cooking must be done out in the open (safer to begin with), and no matter how chilly it is, do not bring a heater, stove, grill, or even a gas or flame lantern into your enclosed tent or trailer. Also, make sure to read the manufacturers’ directions and warnings on any heating or cooking device. Symptoms of CO poisoning are flu-like and include headache, nausea, dizziness, sleepiness, and mental confusion. If you think you might be suffering the effects of CO, or are with someone who starts showing any of these signs, get out into the open immediately, call 911, and find help.

Loose Horse! This is not an uncommon phrase to hear shouted during the weekend, since riders do occasionally become unwillingly separated from their mounts, or horses manage to untie themselves from a fence post or trailer. Sometimes the loose horse will stop and wait for someone to collect him. Occasionally he’ll even turn around and walk back to his rider. But it’s unfortunately more likely that a suddenly free horse, revved up on adrenaline, will say, “See ya!” and gallop off in the direction of his stall or a nearby group of horses. So, what to do if you’re walking across the show grounds and see a loose horse heading in your direction? First and foremost, if it is galloping pell mell in your direction like an extra from a battle scene in a Civil War epic—and you did not enjoy a former career as a rodeo clown or circus trick rider—get out of the way! A panicked (or mischievously joyful) loose horse is dangerous for many reasons, the first of which is that they can inadvertently run you down. While it is true that a horse will do its best to avoid hitting you, there have been many instances when a well meaning onlooker realized at the last second that capture was out of the question and then zigged when they thought the horse would zag, a split second later finding themselves flat on their back. A possible exception to this rule: If the horse is heading into danger, to itself or others (such as a road or crowd), you might want to consider waving him off into a safer direction. If you do this, do not plant yourself directly in the horse’s path; just stand in his general field of vision and do your best to get his attention and shoo him into a less dangerous direction.

Worst Case Scenario Despite your best efforts, you may still find your horse injured, or worse, during an accident, which is when an insurance policy can be invaluable. For access to an exclusive roping rate for equine life insurance coverage as well various major medical/surgical options, in addition to farm property and commercial liability coverages, contact the USTRC’s Equine Insurance Partner, Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency. Visit their website www.broadstoneequine.com for a free quote, or give them a call at 888-687-8555. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 95


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can honestly say our trailer is our home away from home. It is loaded with food, toys, ropes, gloves, horse equipment, first aid medical, video games, music CD’s, movies, clothes and on and on and on goes the list. There is duct tape, tire tools, shower caps, and towels. There are coats and swim suits and buckets of horse vitamins and people vitamins. There are gummy bears, Oreo cookies and spit cups and cans. There are soft drinks, hard drinks and petrified jerky. I’m sure by now you are getting the picture. You name it and it is or probably has been located in our trailer at one time or another. You must understand when we head out on a roping excursion we have to be prepared for anything and everything. Hauling husbands, kids, dogs and who knows what else we have to be equipped for what might rear its head during a jog along the roping interstate. We always come home with more than we left with because once in awhile my crew might actually win at the roping so sometimes we come home with an extra saddle or two or maybe a couple of new buckles or breast collars. Sometimes there might actually be more horse feed than we left home with. There has even been an occasion or two when we headed to the roping with extra kids and then exchanged them out when we got to the roping. We have even gone so far as to take a roping dummy (no not Boss) to the roping and come home with a new one or an extra one. I think the four wheeler has even been on a roping trip or two if I’m not mistaken. You would think if we had horses we wouldn’t need a four wheeler, bicycle or golf cart but somewhere in the midst, all of those items have traveled

along the way with us in our home away from home. One particular weekend we had traveled quite a distance from home and the roping ran from Thursday to Sunday. We just made the decision we would be there for the entire event. There were things to do in the city that didn’t involve just roping and I wanted to sightsee and tour around. Naturally, by the time the end of the weekend rolled around we were tired, strung out and ready to head home. My kids played, roped and had a great time. Both of them were big enough to do a bit on their own and other than my keeping occasional tabs, I had pretty much let them do their own thing. Buzzy and Boss were roping and June had her little bunch of friends who were into saving nature and all of the world so I just taped when I needed to and read my book the rest of the time. Occasionally I would go to the trailer and nap or watch TV but didn’t just monitor everything going on. When we finally started home Boss moved what hay was remaining to the front of the trailer and rearranged his feed. We were hauling a horse home for a friend so in all the process things were in disarray. When we finally got on the road the kids crashed and went to sleep. Boss drove with his iPod blaring and I just enjoyed the gentle sway of finally heading home. It was going to be late and we had school the next day. It was sometime after midnight when we finally pulled in and Boss unloaded horses and turned them out. I prodded and half carried kids in the house and steered them to bed. The dogs checked out the latest trails and smells to see if there had been any callers or visitors


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while they had been gone. I jumped in the shower and by the time I got to bed the kids and Boss were all sawing their share of midnight logs. One thing about it, after a long weekend of roping Monday morning always comes way too early and sleep is a rare commodity. I got the kids up and proceeded to find backpacks and school clothes. Boss went to feed and pulled my SUV out of the garage. Unexpectedly, he hit the back door in a huff. June and Buzzy were moaning and dragging, not a bit interested in going to school. “What is wrong with you?” I asked Boss. “What are you mad about?” He just kept shaking his head and muttering something about how he couldn’t believe it and how had he not seen it and I finally got in his face to get him to focus. Suddenly, June and Buzzy were all ears and we waited to hear what his tiff was about. “You won’t believe what I found in the trailer!” he said shaking his head. “I just can’t believe it. Why I didn’t find it or see it. Dangdest thing I’ve ever did see. I just don’t understand how it could have been there and I didn’t see it or know it.”

“What is it?” Buzzy asked suddenly very interested. “Tell us!” Boss shook his head. “No bigger than a border collie dog and I didn’t even know it.” Suddenly June hit the door and it didn’t even slam. She was outside and headed to the trailer in a high run. “You found what in the trailer, Boss! Focus and let me in on your little mystery,” I said. “It’s one of those miniature donkeys,” He stammered. “No bigger than a border collie pup!’ “You found what in the trailer?” I asked again. By that time Buzzy was out the door headed to find June. “I swear, Gracie! One of those little fuzzy furry miniature donkeys was in the trailer boxed in with the hay and feed sacks. I don’t know where it came from.” Both of us headed outside to find the kids. Sure enough, June Bug was sitting in our home away from home and two little faces peeked out of the stud stall door. One was my June Bug and the other was the cutest little brown fuzzy miniature donkey you have ever seen. Boss was right, he might have been three feet tall. “I promised he would have a good

home, Daddy,” June said. “His name is Shadow. Pleeeaaase! Can we keep him?” Buzzy came uncorked. “She always gets to bring home animals and stuff from the roping! Why can’t I?” I put the brakes on the fuss brewing and Boss began questioning June. “My gosh,” he said looking at me. “You don’t suppose she stole him do you?” I rolled my eyes up into my head and just walked off. How in the world we could have hauled him home with no one knowing was proof enough we had way too much stuff in our trailer. We needed a major clean out if a mini-donkey could ride all that way and no one knew or even had a clue. No one except for June, of course! “Where you going, Gracie,” Boss hollered. “What are we going to do about what we found in the trailer?” “Put him with the ropes and saddles, Boss! He will blend right in and no one will ever know. Cover him with spurs, duck tape and a feed sack and he can be our team roping mascot.” I never cease to be amazed. “Graaaaacieeee!” Boss hollered. Keep Roping! Love Always, Gracie Mae

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ittle did I know when I entered the feed store this afternoon that I was going to leave not only with my monthly supply of feed but with my inspiration for this monthly installment as well. It is always interesting exactly where, when and how these little articles pop up and it is even more interesting when you look at the people and personalities involved as well. The interaction with not only those of you who represent the USTRC but as the interaction with those that just enjoy roping is really one of the most rewarding aspects of this so-called job. Anyway back to the feed store. As I was waiting my turn at the counter I heard a very interesting comment come from one of the girls working the other counter. She was busy scanning and checking all sorts of things when she so casually muttered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yea, Daylight Saving time means itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s officially roping season.â&#x20AC;? Now I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know exactly what that really means for the little gal and to be quite honest it is really none of my business but the more I thought about it the more I realized she was right. Now before I go any farther those of you in Arizona just keep on doing what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing and let the rest of us enjoy the sunshine. Now I know many of you get the opportunity or make the time to rope year round but to many of us I guess itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair to say that that extra hour of daylight is all we need to really get back into the swing of things. I know here in West Texas it is an immediate

change and to be quite honest a welcomed change as well. The only thing that is worse than going to work in the dark is coming home in the dark after a long dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. I know that when you add it all up itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just that extra hour of sunshine that magically appears as much as it is that changing of the season as the earth does its thing on that rotating axis. Daylight Saving time is the official beginning of spring and the spring of hope for all of us who try year after year to find the pay window. So I guess you would have to be wondering exactly what Daylight Saving time and sports medicine have to do with each other. I wondered that as well until my daughter reminded me that Daylight Saving time also means that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to change the batteries in the smoke alarms and then the whole thing came together. Sunshine, feed stores, smoke alarms and sports medicine? I myself am wondering where this is going so hang on and we will somehow get through it. Every year I try and think of the appropriate time to remind you and me to spend a little time doing a little preventative maintenance on our equipment in hopes that it will somehow prevent an unnecessary event. I tried it one year as a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resolution and to be quite honest it was just too darned cold to even walk to the barn. I have suggested it as a part of your pre-roping ritual before heading to the USTRC Finals but to be quite honest


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that opportunity is really just for a select few individuals. I have thought about suggesting it on your wife’s birthday or your anniversary because most of the time we wind up sleeping in the barn anyway, but none of them really seemed appropriate either. Then it hit me, standing in line at the feed store doing nothing but minding my own business. Daylight Saving time is the perfect time to spend a little time sitting down and checking over the equipment we use. Just as NASCAR has its mechanics, the NFL has its equipment managers and the US Ski Team has its fitters. If you’re going to be using equipment then it ought to be in proper working order. Now I know this probably sounds pretty lame to many of you but here’s the deal. I guarantee that if you will take the time to go over every thing from hobble straps to cinches, stirrup leathers to headstalls and snaps to straps you are going to find something that could use a little maintenance. If you do then you win. If you don’t then you still win. So I know that for many of you the change has recently taken place and that’s perfectly all right. It’s still Daylight Saving time and it’s time you save yourself more than just a little daylight. It could save your life. Until next month… Good Luck… Good Health… Good Roping… & God Bless! SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 103


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he most disciplined man I ever met, and a man that changed my thinking, wasn’t a big fan of watching television. He told me that all of us are given the same amount of time each day 24 hours. He told me that studies have proven that a person needs about 7 to 7-1/2 hours of sleep per day. And with probably ten hours devoted to our job, which includes going to and from home; that leaves about seven hours that belong to us. He would tell me that when you watch television, you’re watching other people make their goals and dreams come true, but you’re not helping yourself. A lot of people spend three to four hours a day just sitting there wasting valuable time. Like I said, he was the most disciplined man I’ve ever met, and he not only talked the talk, he walked the walk. I have tried to apply many of the lessons I learned from him, but several times I came up short of his expectations. His lifestyle was too strict to live by day after day. He was and still remains one of the most successful selfmade men I have ever met, but because I wasn’t willing to give up television all together, that still remains a disappointing point in our relationship. I like television and I didn’t miss his point, but a little TV in the evening after you have had your supper and spent time with your family can’t be one of the seven deadly sins in life. So in the evening, when I have finished my calls, I settle in my chair and I am ready to be entertained. I love “American Idol” and I like Simon Cowell. He’s tough and he tells you the truth and I like that. Some people hate it, but maybe sometimes in life we would have been better off if people had told us the truth instead of sugar coating things. People have been lied to their entire lives about how well they can sing, when in truth they’re terrible, and he tells them so. Singing is something you either can do or you can’t. I think with lessons you can improve a little, but it’s not like roping. In 104 / APRIL 2010

our sport you can have zero talent, but if you’re willing to work hard enough you can accomplish great things. Singing is not like that. Either you can do it or you can’t. I was sitting in my house the other night watching that show and something happened that brought tears to my eyes. If you happen to be a television hater like my mentor is, I’ll get you up to speed. Ten to twelve thousand people show up to audition for the show “American Idol” in several different cities. I’m not sure the judges we see on the screen look at every single person but someone is looking at these people, so you can imagine how long you would have to wait for your turn. I get tired of waiting at a stop light, let alone waiting for twelve thousand people to go before me. So the other night after everyone else had gone, the last person was a little 18 year old girl named Shelby Jessel. Everyone was gone except one little girl from Avon Park, Florida and the host of the show sat down beside her and said, “You’re the last one.” She smiled and said, “Yep, dead last.” Shelby is a beautiful young lady, except when she smiled you could easily see that something was wrong with her smile. The host asked her about it and she told her story. She said that when she was born, her VII cranial nerve never developed on the right side of her face, so when she smiled only one side of her face would work. She said that while growing up, when she smiled she couldn’t smile correctly or use the right side of her face. They showed pictures of her growing up riding her bike, and pictures with her father and in all the photos her smile was always the same. One side of her face had a smile, but the other side never moved. The host asked her, “Have you always liked performing in front of people?” She looked at him and said, “I’m a little uncomfortable.” He said, “You look like you function fine.” “You think,” she said. “Yeah,” he responded. Shelby smiled and said, “Well, thank you.” The host then asked, “Has this been an insecurity for you?” She said, “Yeah definitely, it’s been hard.” Then she looked at the camera and said, “When it comes to chasing your dreams and going after what you want to do, you just have to set that fear to the side and do it. I have been really

nervous and this whole thing has been sort of intimidating to me, but I tell myself, just calm down and take it easy.” She walked in and there were four judges. Simon Cowell was the first one she saw, and he wouldn’t give his own mother a break. It wouldn’t matter what hardship you have had to overcome in life, he is there for a reason. You can sing or you can’t, it’s that simple. He looked at her and said, “Why are you here?” Shelby said, “I just graduated high school and I wanted to do something out there and I love singing. Everyone has persuaded me to do this, so here I am.” He asked her what she was going to sing. She told him and he simply said, “Good luck Shelby”. When she opened her mouth all of a sudden her face didn’t seem to sag like it did before, and out of her mouth came a beautiful voice. Simon smiled, the other three judges smiled and tears ran down my face. Around twenty people out of twelve thousand got to go to the next step, which is Hollywood, and she was one of those twenty. Do you have any idea how easy it would be to just lock yourself in your room and never come out, especially if you are a young girl who is, unfortunately, judged on your appearance? She not only came out of her room but showed up on a national television show, one of the highest rated shows in the country, and sang. Most of us are born perfectly healthy and we complain about every little thing that happens to us, and we focus on all the bad breaks that come our way. She is a child that has had to overcome something that would have destroyed most people and now she’s on her way to Hollywood and the next round. That’s what you call courage. That’s making a decision that you don’t care what the world thinks, and maybe I wasn’t given an equal shot when I was born because of my appearance but I’ll make up for it in heart. She’s right because she has the heart of a lion. If she makes it through to the main show you can call in the vote for your favorite singer. I have always thought it was silly that people called in and voted. Well guess what? I got my phone in my hand and if they give her a chance, I’m voting for Shelby Jessel. Until Next Month Thanks for your time

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Take a look at his buckles he’s won over the years And just sit there and shed lots of tears He was well respected among his peers His priorities were his God, family and roping steers Turn his horse in the pasture beside the pen Nobody knows if she’ll ever be ridden again. I talked to him just about every day And we would laugh and say this ropin’ ain’t goin’ our way Now that he’s gone to the other side He’ll have old Buddy there to ride. He will be missed for many a weekend Because all the team ropers were his friends Jesus we know you two will be hard to beat You headin’ and Vick ropin’ the feet. Vick will be a winner wherever he may go At the Jackpot or Heaven’s rodeo So team ropers take off your hats and look up in the sky And you’ll see old Vick as he rides by.


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April 9, 2010 • Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Expo Center • Ford Truck Arena (large arena) Books open at 6:30 p.m. - Close at 7:30 p.m. - Rope at 7:45 p.m.

10 pt Drawpot capped at #5 Pick 1/draw 2 or draw all 3 Four head, progressive on one Enter 4 times $75/roper No Checks TRIAD Numbers Only

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INVITATIONAL TEAM ROPERS ASSOC. NM, TX, OK

Saddle Ropings APRIL 17-18, 2010 ANDREWS COUNTY EXPO

APRIL 24-25, 2010 YOUNG COUNTY ARENA

ANDREWS, TEXAS

GRAHAM, TEXAS YOUNGCOUNTYARENA.COM

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 & 24

SUNDAY, APRIL 18 & 25

BOOKS OPEN 9:00 A.M. • ROPE 10:00 A.M.

BOOKS OPEN 9:00 A.M. • ROPE 10:00 A.M.

#15 5-steer

#11 Warm-Up

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Bring 1 / draw 2 or draw all 3 for $120 May enter 2 times

#13 with #11 Incentive $120 gets you 3 partners Bring 1 / draw 2 or draw all 3 May pick 1 additional partner for $40/roper #8 and above limited to 1 pick, no adds

TROPHY SADDLE TO HIGH MONEY WINNER EACH DAY

ALL R WEL OPERS COM E

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CLOVIS, NM 800-658-6378

Capped at #6 Bring 1 / draw 1 for $150/roper 4-steer Average with 3-steer consolation

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#12 Money Maker Bring 1 / Draw 1 for $150/roper 4-steer Average with 3-steer consolation

#10 Money Maker

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Show Me The Corrientes April 9-10, 2010 • South Jordan, Utah 5 Fresh Corrientes to High Point Ropers plus Cash & Prizes! Friday Evening

Saturday Morning

Saturday Afternoon

Sign up 6:00 p.m. • Rope 7:00 p.m.

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Rope For The Corrientes

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April 16 & 17, 2010 • McGee Park Arena • Farmington, NM F

resh Friday Steers 40 & Over #12 Handicap Sign up at 3 p.m. Rope at 4 p.m. Pick 1, draw 3 or draw all 4 for $100/roper Enter 2X

#11 Roping Sign up at 6:00 p.m. • Rope at 7:00 p.m. Capped at #6 & under only Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100/roper Enter 4X for a total of 12 partners #11 Payout guaranteed at 400 teams, but may increase accordingly.

$10,000 TO HIGH POINT ROPER! PAYOFF

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All ropings current TRIAD numbers only Must be classified prior to this event. Please call USTRC at 254-968-0002 to receive your classification number.

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Slower Steers

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#4 & Under Only Championship • Books close at 11 a.m. • Short Barrier • Slower Steers • Pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $100 • Enter 4X for a total of 12 partners #4 & UNDER PAYOFF 1st Master Saddles and $2,000 2nd Master Saddles and $1,500 to 3rd Master Saddles and $1,000 High point 4th Buckles and $800 5th Buckles and $600 #4 & under 6th through 20th - Points only Average Payout guaranteed at 400 teams but may increase accordingly

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eve r Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Close at 9:30 a.m. SHARP! we yone l com 4-head, progressive on 1 for $40/roper e! Enter 10 times Both ends must be 50 years old or older Incentive paid on 3-head TRIAD numbers Only TroPhy breasT collars To The average & incenTive average winners of The cenTury!

PLUS #11 Pick/Draw with #9 Incentive

you may enTer 3x for a ToTal of 15

Enter 1x with partner - we draw you 4 = 5 4-head, progressive on 1 for $150/roper Enter 2x with partner - we draw you 8 = 10 Incentive paid on 3-head Enter 3x with partner - we draw you 12 = 15 or you musT be enTered by 11;00 a.m.! if no ParTners draw all your runs Current USTRC membership card required Enter 1x without a partner - we draw you 5 Enter 2x without a partner - we draw you 10 USTRC rules will be used Enter 3x without a partner - we draw you 15 fancy Teskey saddles To The #11 average winners & fancy TroPhy breasT collars To The #9 incenTive winners Plus a sPecial all-girl bonus in This roPing!

Prizes: Teskey saddles, sTeer crazy sweaTshirTs, wrangler cerTificaTes, TroPhy breasT collars & loTs of fun!

sponsors Chisholm Trail Pavilion Garfield County Fairgrounds 111 West Purdue Enid, Oklahoma

Host Motel Comfort Inn 580/234-1200

S & S Ropings Jeff & Cindy Smith 620/422-3632 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 119


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Roper Friendly

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Austin Arena • Canton, Texas April 17-18, 2010 Saturday - April 17 Books Open at 8:00 a.m. - Rope 9:30 a.m.

#6/3 Cap Enter one/Draw two or Draw all three $100 per roper - Enter 3 times - Buckles 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Average (6 buckles) (30 to short go) Cowboy Church

#8/4 Cap Enter one/Draw one or Draw two $100 per roper - Enter 4 times Buckles to Average Winners (30 to short go)

#9/5 Cap Enter one/Draw one or Draw two $100 per roper - Enter 4 times Buckles to Average winners All books close at short go of previous roping

Dummy Roping Noon Saturday Sponsored by Drag Steer

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$155,063 cash paid out at 2009 Finals If you make the Short-Round at any On Fire roping you receive a Finals S/O. All On Fire Finals S/O ropings are 100% payback. Top 20 to Short Go & On Fire Shoot-Outs Awarded

Books Open at 8:00 a.m. - Rope 9:30 a.m.

#10 $50 per roper - Enter 5 times - Pick or Draw #12 40 years and older (Women any age) - #6 cap

On Fire Dates: Finals May 21-23 Athens, TX

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Open $50 per roper - Enter 5 times 2010 USTRC Membership Required

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2010 USTRC Membership Required TRIAD Numbers Only On Site Entry CASH ONLY! Must have 100 entered teams to give trailer Credit card entries accepted day before roping, on April 17, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. call 918.225.2749 or only Sponsors

Books open at 8:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Close at 9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m.

#10 handicap #9 Teams 1 second off Capped at #5 #8 & under Teams 2 seconds off 3-head Enter 1 Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $150/roper Enter 5 times TRIAD numbers only

Junior Looper Roping 12 noon

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(indoor facility) Located 12 miles north of Stroud, Oklahoma on Hwy 99, from Cushing, Oklahoma 4 miles south of Junction 33/99. For more information call: Wayne Pierce 580.383.1270 or Wyatt Earp 918.225.2749 122 / APRIL 2010


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1st Annual James Pickens Jr. Foundation Charity Roping CO-SPONSORED WITH CLASSIC COWBOY TOUR

April 22, 2010 Tejon Ranch Equestrian Center Lebec, California

Must be current USTRC member. USTRC memberships sold on site.

$5,000 Added Money

No Stock Charge

TRIAD numbers only

Open Roping, Five-Steer Progressive after two Sign up 12 noon - Rope at 1 p.m. $250 per man - Enter 2x 1/2 of all proceeds will benefit the JPJ Foundation There will be prizes for first and second-round fast times and also for short-round fast times. USTRC Flex Earnings will be awarded to count toward the 2010 USTRC Finals. There will be a Calcutta before the roping. Part of the proceeds will again benefit the JPJ Foundation.

FOR winners of the Calcutta. Trophy Saddles FOR first in the Average. Trophy Buckles FOR second in the Average. Sponsorship prize FOR fastest times.

Trophy Buckles

For more information contact: Scott 661/305-0399 or Neal 818/519-9573 www.jpjfoundationroping.com SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 123


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STRAIGHT UP PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

TRUCK AND CASH BLOWOUT APRIL 24 & 25, 2010 NRS Training Center Decatur, Texas Cheverolet Crew Cab Dually • 12 Master Buckles • Lots Of Cash

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

#7

#10

Capped at #4 • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 • 3 hd for $150/roper May enter 3 times for total of 9 runs

Capped at #6 • Pick partners only 4 hd for $50/roper May enter 9 times

#8

#11

Capped at #4E • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 • 3 hd for $150/roper May enter 3 times for total of 9 runs 4E cannot draw together

No cap • Pick partners only 4 hd for $50/roper May enter 9 times

#9 Capped at #5E • Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 • 3 hd for $150/roper May enter 3 times for total of 9 runs 4E & 5E cannot draw together

#12 No cap • Pick partners only. 4 hd for $50/roper May enter 9 times

TRIAD Numbers Only

K Truck will be given to high point roper of any 2 ropings. Must rope in at least 2 ropings to be eligible for truck. May rope in more than 2 ropings but can only count points for 2. K Books open each day at 8:00 a.m. - close at 9:00 a.m. - rope at 9:30 a.m. K Books will close on the #8 when the #7 short round starts. K Buckles will be given to Average winners of each roping. K Cash or credit card. Checks only accepted from Gold Plus members. NO EXCEPTIONS! K Must have a current USTRC card. K Points will be given to 1st and 2nd in first round and 1st - 10th in Average of each roping. K Cash payoff will be according to number of teams in each roping. K There will be a cut off time in 1st round of each roping. K USTRC rules except dress code. For more information call Monty Stockard 940/781-9358 124 / APRIL 2010


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TeeA Woolman Productions company that excels in producing high quality team roping events.

May 1 & 2, 2010

Wildfire Arena • Salado, Texas Enter at 7:30 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m., Both Days Tee Woolman of Llano, Texas 4 Three time PRCA World Champion. 4 Record holder for the most appearances at the NFR. 4 Most qualifications in a single event at the NFR. 4 Won the NFR Average five times in team roping and once in steer roping. 4 An icon and a legend in the world of team roping.

#8 & #10: Enter 1, Draw 2, or Draw 3 for $150/roper • Enter 4x All Girl: Enter 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $125/roper • Enter 3x

Saturday, May 1

#8 Handicap, 3-hd capped at #4 Elite Immediately following All Girl #8 - Straight time #7 - 1 sec. off #6 - 2 sec. off #5 - 3 sec. off #4 & under - 4 sec. off

#11 All Girl Handicap, 4-hd capped at #6 Elite WPRA co-sanctioned event #11 - Straight time #10 - 1 sec. off #9 - 2 sec. off #8 - 3 sec. off #7 & under - 4 sec. off All Girl Prizes 1st Martin Saddles & Buckles 2nd - 5th Buckles

#8 & #10 Payoff: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

Ask for $59/night Tee Woolman Special

Mont Belvieu, TX

Selling & Training 325.423.0336

#10 Handicap, 4-hd capped at #6 #10 - Straight time #9 - 1 sec. off #8 - 2 sec. off #7 - 3 sec. off #6 & under - 4 sec. off

All Ropings Are Progressive On 1

254/947-5111 Cherry Creek & Tee Woolman Performance Horses

Sunday, May 2

Trailers Unlimited 979.732.8686

- $6,000 + Saddles - $5,000 + Saddles - $4,000 + Saddles - $3,000 + Buckles - $2,500 + Buckles - $2,000 + Buckles - $1,500 + Buckles

8th - $1,250 + Buckles 9th - $1,000 + Buckles 10th - $750 + Buckles 11th - 15th - $500 + Rope Bags

1st Round & Short Round

1st - $800 2nd - $600

3rd - $400 4th - $200

Pre-enter Monday, April 25 281/221-9353 or 281/658-5834 Mastercard or Visa ONLY, (added 3% charge) or enter on-site - CASH ONLY Payout based on 250 entered teams TRIAD numbers only - Must have current USTRC card

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his time of year always gets me motivated to start getting more serious about my roping. It always amazes me the dedication it takes to be successful at team roping and how many ropers there are with that much dedication. Just think about it, team roping isn’t some sport that you can just grab your horse out of the pasture, grab an old rope, load up, go pay entry fees and expect to win. There are too many ropers who keep their horses in shape, rope the dummy, and get to the practice pen several times before they even go to a jackpot or a big team roping. That requires a lot of dedication, especially when we have an extra cold winter like we had this year. Check out the ads on the upcoming NTRL ropings carefully. There are different types of ropings where you earn different levels of USTRC and NTRL Shootouts. At all NTRL events, all money earned counts toward USTRC Flex Earnings. The Flex Earnings can be used at the USTRC Regionals and Finals in the Shootout divisions. Plus, this year all NTRL ropings will have a VIP roping, unless it is a specialty roping. This will give all ropers an equal opportunity to win the $5,000 cash for the year end high point award. I would just like to remind all ropers that you must have a current USTRC membership card to rope at all NTRL events. You DO NOT have to purchase an additional NTRL membership. The NTRL membership is FREE with the current USTRC card.

Osburn Arena kicked off their monthly series March 13 in Campbell, New York. Every year Will and Kathie Osburn have a monthly roping series beginning in March and ending in December with a finals. This year they are adding some new and exciting incentives for all ropers to enjoy. Check out their May 1 date. It is a NTRL Qualifier and is awarding USTRC Regional Shootouts to all average winners and NTRL Shootouts to 1st through 5th. Franklin Thomas has 2 different Priefert Chute Series that are both starting in April. April 10 is the first date of the series in Greensboro, Georgia. April 17 will be the beginning of his series in Nicholls, Georgia. These are two different series where 2 ropers will walk away with new Priefert chutes. In May there will a truck roping in Jacksonville, Florida, a fun roping in Memphis, Tennessee, Ed Allen’s roping in Andalusia, Alabama, plus two ropings over Memorial Day weekend produced by Richie Herman in South Carolina and Todd Harris in Georgia. As you can see there are plenty of ropings on the schedule with more being planned. Now is the time to start acquiring USTRC Flex Earnings, NTRL Shootouts to use at the Finals next January and start earning your VIP points. So get your ropes out and let’s rope! Mandy Wolfe-NTRL Secretary

2010 NTRL Schedule

Thanks to our Sponsors:

A = Affiliate; Q = Qualifier; R = Regionals

APRIL A

Heard County Ag Center

Todd Harris

10, 2010 Greensboro, GA

3, 2010 Franklin, GA

A

Green County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

17, 2010 Nicholls, GA

A

Wiregrass Arena

Franklin Thomas

10, 2010 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

Q

McPherson Arena

John Johnson

Will & Kathie Osburn

24-25, 2010 Bristol, TN

MAY 1, 2010 Campbell, NY

Q

Osburn Arena

1-2, 2010 Jacksonville, FL

Q

Jacksonville Equesterian Center

John Johnson

8-9, 2010 Memphis, TN

Q

Agricenter Show Place Arena

John Johnson

15, 2010 Greensboro, GA

A

Green County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

Q

Covington County Arena

Ed Allen

22, 2010 Nicholls, GA

A

Wiregrass Arena

Franklin Thomas

29, 2010 Greensboro, GA

A

Green County Arena

Todd Harris

5, 2010 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

A

Allen's Arena

Ed Allen

18-20, 2010 Tuscumbia, AL

Q

Longhorn R Arena

Ed Allen

19, 2010 Nicholls, GA

A

Wiregrass Arena

Franklin Thomas

26, 2010 Greensboro, GA

A

Green County Ag Center

Franklin Thomas

26, 2010 Gay, GA

A

QC Arena

Todd Harris

3-4, 2010 Mt. Morris, PA

A

Yost Arena

Duane Yost

17, 2010 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

15-16, 2010 Andalusia, AL

JUNE

Maynard Buckles i Maynard Thoreau, New Mexico

Kels Willis

12, 2010 Dadeville, AL

JULY AUGUST A

4 - T Arena

Larry Tucker

14, 2010 Campbell, NY

6, 2010 Bridgeport, WV

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

21, 2010 Franklin, GA

A

Heard County Ag Center

Ed Allen

18, 2010 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

18, 2010 Dubin, GA

A

Lawrence County Arena

Todd Harris

SEPTEMBER

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

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OCTOBER 8-9, 2010 Perry, GA

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Georgia National Fairgrounds

Franklin Thomas

16, 2010 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

23, 2010 Franklin, GA

A

Heard County Ag Center

Todd Harris

13 - 14, 2010 Memphis, TN

R

Agricenter Show Place Arena

John Johnson

13, 2010 Campbell, NY

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

20 & 21, 2010 Marianna, FL

R

Jackson County Ag Center

Thomas/ Elliott

27 & 28, 2010 Bristol, TN

R

McPherson Arena

John Johnson

A

Harness Arena

Todd Harris

A

Osburn Arena

Will & Kathie Osburn

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER 4, 2010 Hawkinsville, GA 11, 2010 Campbell, NY


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MAY 15 & 16 Andalusia, Alabama Covington County Arena Contact Ed Allen: 256/749-0541

Green County Ag Center Greensboro, GA April 10 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m.

Priefert Chute to Winner of Series MAY 29-30 Pelzer, South Carolina Circle M Ranch Contact Richie Herman: 828/312-9891

#13 Handicap #12 #11 #10 #9 Handicap Capped at #5 No team over #9

MAY 29

A #8 team or lower will receive 1 second off. All ropings are 4HD progressive after one. $35 per roper • Enter 5 times

Greensboro, Georgia Green County Arena Contact Todd Harris: 478/447-5310

Priefert Chute Series April 10, May 15, June 26

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

Watch for complete details in May issue of The SuperLooper and The Roping Pen

2010 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

UPCOMING EVENTS South Georgia Youth Park Wiregrass Arena Nicholls, GA April 17 Books open at 8:30 a.m. Rope at 9:30 a.m. Priefert Chute to Winner of Series #13 Handicap #12 #11 #10 #9 Handicap Capped at #5 No team over #9 A #8 team or lower will receive 1 second off. All ropings are 4HD progressive after one. $35 per roper • Enter 5 times

Priefert Chute Series March 27, April 17, May 22, June 19

For More Info and Directions: Franklin Thomas 706/473-0476 2010 USTRC Membership Required

TRIAD numbers only

Osburn Arena NTRL Series Campbell, NY Books open at 10:00 a.m. Rope at 11:00 a.m. sharp! March 13 April 10 May 1* June 5 July 17

August 14 September 18 October 16 November 13 FINALS* December 11

* May 1 roping is an NTRL Qualifer! Fees are $35/roper in ALL ropings. USTRC Regional Shoot-Out to Average winners NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st-5th in all ropings OPEN #8 #12 #9 #11 #10 #12 VIP

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 2010 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

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National Team Roping League Qualifier KING CASH IS ack in b 70% Pay INGS ALL ROP

Saturday, April 24

April 24-25, 2010 Bristol, Tennessee McPherson Arena Sunday, April 25

Books open 9 a.m. Rope at 10 a.m. SHARP! Books open 9 a.m. Rope at 10 a.m. SHARP! Open 4-Hd $100/ Roper • Pick 1 Draw 1 • Enter 2 x #15 4-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x #13 4-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x #12 4-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x #11 4-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x Sooner Trailers VIP Roping 4-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 2x • 75% Payback

Priefert No Barrier Chute will be used on Sunday Only – in the #10, #9, #8, & #7 #10 4-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x • Capped at 6 Elite #9 3-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x • Capped at 5 Elite #8 3-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x • Capped at 4 Elite #7 3-Hd • $50/Roper • Enter 5 x • Capped at 4

PRIZES Carroll Original Wear Jackets to Average Winners 70% Payback in ALL Ropings USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners NTRL National Shoot-Outs to 1st - 5th in Average

Roping Format: Drawpot Option in Every Roping Open Pick/Draw Pick one partner, draw one for $100/roper. You may enter two times. No roper less than a #6 heeler and a #5 header may enter. Top ten teams or top 10% of teams, which ever is more, to short go.

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 Must have 2010 USTRC card to rope. Memberships may be purchased at this event. Receive NTRL card FREE. Cash ONLY! TRIAD numbers only. NTRL dress code required. Stalls 80 indoor stalls are available at the facility. Other arrangements can be made but you need to call. There are 10 RV hookups, but plenty of space to camp and bathrooms do have showers. For more information call NTRL Office: 970-897-3111 or John Johnson 423-340-0640. McPherson Arena 934 Knob Park Road, Bristol, TN 37620

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Host Hotel Microtel Inn & Suites 276.699.8164 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 276.466.4100 Motel 6 276.466.6060

Four head, progressive after one. You may enter each roping five times, any combination of pick or draw. Entry fees are $50/roper. Top ten teams or top 10% of teams, which ever is more, to short go. The #10 is capped at a #6 Elite.

#9, #8, #7 Three head, progressive after one. You may enter each roping five times, any combination of pick or draw. Entry fees are $50/roper. Top ten teams or top 10% of teams, which ever is more, to short go. The #9 is capped at a 5 Elite, the #8 is capped at a 4 Elite, the #7 is capped at a #4.

Sooner Trailer VIP Roping Four head, progressive after one on highest number VIP roping. Entry fees are $50/roper. The lowest number VIP roping will pay on three head. This is not an incentive roping. The ropings are run together. May enter each roping two times. 75% payback.

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May 1-2, 2010 Jacksonville, Florida

Florida Truck Jacksonville Equestrian Center Roping 1 CHEVY DURAMAX TRUCK $10,000 ADDED CASH REINSMAN SADDLES BITS • BUCKLES • JACKETS & LOTS OF CASH! USTRC National Shoot-Outs to Average Winners of #10 Cash Roping. Regional Shoot-Outs to Average Winners of all other ropings. NTRL Shoot-Outs to 1st – 5th in #13 Super 7 Header and 1st – 10th in 10 Cash Slide and 9 Truck Roping.

Saturday, May 1: Books Open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am

#13 Super 7 Head #10 Slide up to #11 down to #8 Cash Roping Sunday, May 2: Books Open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am

#9 Truck Roping Pick Teams, Draw Teams, Short Go JX2 PRODUCTIONS: For more info call John Johnson 423-340-0640 or Mandy Wolfe 970-231-8951. www.jx2events.com GENERAL INFORMATION: Cash or Credit card only for entries! 3% will be added to all credit card fees. USTRC Elite Triad numbers will be used. Current Memberships are required and may be purchased at this event. JX2 Productions has the right to classify anyone not holding a current USTRC card. JX2 has the right to make any and all necessary changes. HOST HOTELS: Hospitality Inn 904-777-5700 Holiday Inn 904-781-6000 STALLS & RV HOOKUPS: Stalls are $20/night. Shavings are $8/bag. 2 bags mandatory per stall. No Reservations necessary. For RV Hookups call the facility at 904/573-4895. ADDRESS OF FACILITY: 13611 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221 www.jaxevents.com.

Champion Cheverolet

PRIEFERT NO BARRIER CHUTE will be used in #9 Truck Roping on Sunday. Regular barrier will be used in all ropings on Saturday.

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

80% PAYBACK! $40,000 Payout based on 100 Teams. 40 Different ways to win a check. $250 per roper. Enter 4 times. Absolutely 100 team limit. Everybody guaranteed 6 steers. All Incentives paid on 6 steers. Top 20 to 7th round (short go). Run slow back. A no time counts 30 seconds. No Handicaps.

#10 SLIDE CASH ROPING UP TO A #11 AND DOWN TO A #9 • Capped at #6 Elite • $10,000 ADDED CASH at 600 paid teams! • JX2 Special Edition Reinman Bits to Average Winners 600 TEAM PAYOUT 1st $20,000 & Bits 6th - 10th $1,000 2nd $10,000 11th – 15th $500 3rd $5,000 1st & 2nd Round $300 4th $3,000 Short Go $500 5th $2,000 • Added money and payout will be prorated based on # of teams. • This is a #10 Handicapped up to a #11 and down to a #9. • No roper over a #6 Elite can rope. All ropers must draw a minimum of 4 partners. Ropers can also enter with picked partners (after entering the drawpot with 4 partners). #6 Elite ropers can only pick 8 partners & must enter the drawpot on all remaining entries. You can have a maximum of 15 partners. • 3 head, Progressive after 1. Cut off time in first round only. Top 30 to short go. • $65/ Roper for Pick Teams $55/ Roper for Draws • All 4 Elite Heelers and below will get an additional second off their teams time.

CHAMPION CHEVROLET #9 TRUCK ROPING CAPPED AT #5 ELITE • 1 2010 CHEVROLET 4 DOOR DUALLY DURAMAX DIESEL • 4 JX2 Series Saddles by Reinsman to High Point #5, #4, #3 and 50 & Over. • Carroll Original Wear Cow Hide covered furniture to High Point Female. • 10 Maynard Buckles to 1st – 5th. • 20 NTRL Carroll Original Wear Windbreakers. • This is a #9 roping with a handicap. No roper over a #5 Elite can rope. All ropers must draw a minimum of 4 partners. Ropers can also enter with picked partners (after entering the drawpot with 4 partners). #5 Elite ropers can only pick 8 partners & must enter the drawpot on all remaining entries. You can have a maximum of 20 partners. • 3 head, Progressive after 1. Cut off time in first round only. • $65/ Roper for Pick Teams $55/ Roper for Draws. • All 4 Heelers and below will get an additional second off their team’s time. • Points will be awarded to 20 places & fast go’s in each round.

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Memphis in May May 7 & 8, 2010 Friday & Saturday Memphis, Tennessee Agricenter Show Place Arena REINSMAN TROPHY SADDLES, BITS, JACKETS, ROPE BAGS, & LOTS OF CASH! FRIDAY, May 7: Books Open 10:30 am / Rope 12 Noon

#13 Warm Up #11 Warm Up SATURDAY, May 8: Books Open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am

#10 Warm Up #9 Bonus Roping (Books Open 10 am. Will not start before Noon) JX2 PRODUCTIONS: For more info call John Johnson 423-340-0640 or Mandy Wolfe 970-231-8951. www.jx2events.com GENERAL INFORMATION: Cash or Credit card only for entries! 3% will be added to all credit card fees. USTRC Elite Triad numbers will be used. Current Memberships are required and may be purchased at this event. JX2 Productions has the right to classify anyone not holding a current USTRC card. JX2 has the right to make any and all necessary changes. 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. DIRECTIONS: 105 S. Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN. I-40 to Germantown Parkway, South 4 miles. Arena on right.

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PRIEFERT NO BARRIER CHUTE will be used in all ropings.

USTRC Regional Shootouts to Average Winners of All Warm Up Ropings and the Bonus Roping NTRL Shootouts to 1st – 5th in all Warm Up Ropings and 1st – 10th in Bonus Roping

WARM UP ROPINGS – #13, #11, #10 • Enter 1, Draw 1 for $120. Can enter 3 times for total of 6 partners. • USTRC Elite Triad numbers will be used in all Warm Up Ropings. Current USTRC memberships required. May be purchased at event. • No age limit and No caps. • 4 Head, Progressive after one. Cut off in first round only. #9 BONUS ROPING CAPPED AT #5 ELITE • All Females enter 1 draw 2 or draw all 3 partners for $120. • JX2 Special Edition Reinman Bits to Average Winners • 4 JX2 Series Saddles by Reinsman to High Point Header, Heeler, 50 & Over, & Female. • Carroll Original Wear Jackets to 2nd through 5th. • Classic Rope Bags to 6th – 10th. • 3 head handicap roping. Progressive after one. Cut off in first round only. Top 30 to short go. • USTRC Elite Triad numbers will be used in the #9 Bonus Roping. Current USTRC memberships required. May be purchased at event. • Enter 1/ Draw 2 for $175 or draw all 3 partners for $175. You may enter 4 times for a total of 12 partners.


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Productions Saturday, April 24, 2010 • Team Roping & Concert! 60% Payback + Saddles + Buckles Nacogdoches County Expo Center, Loop 224, Nacogdoches, TX

#9 Pick/Draw Books open 7:30-8:30 a.m., Rope at 9:00 a.m. sharp! No late entries accepted. Custom Runnin’ P Saddle to High Point Roper Custom Gist Buckles to Average Winners Daryle Singletary & Chris Brade will be playing at the Expo Saturday night for $15/ticket! Tickets $12 in advance at www.outhousetickets.com. & '

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Contact information: Terry Chandler 936/347-2693 (H) 936/556-1958 (M) • Wes Chandler 936/554-7126 (M) Timmy Harris 936/347-2814 (H) 936/569-3326 (M) SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 133


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Philipp Ranch sents pre April 24-25, 2010 5th Tour Stop Limestone County Expo Center Groesbeck, Texas

Big Loop Big Money Team Roping Tour with finals

Saturday, April 24

Open • #15 • #13 • #12 • #11 All ropings 4 for $150/roper PA1 • Enter twice

Ove FLASH Paid r $100 ! ,0 to R ope 00 Fi rs a t Tou rst 2 r Sto ps

Sunday, April 25 Saturday and Sunday Books open at 8:00 a.m. for the #10 • #9 • #8 Drawpot first roping each day and close #10 & #9 at 8:45 a.m. 4 for $50/roper • Enter 5 times All other ropings: Books will open #8 Drawpot when the previous roping begins Enter 1, Draw 2 or Draw and close a minimum of 30 minutes all 3 for $150/roper prior to the start of that roping. Enter twice

TRIAD numbers only USTRC affiliate roping • Must be current 2010 USTRC member Cards may be purchased at roping Win USTRC Flex Earnings! Buckles to % First to enter, last to rope t h 0 e Avera 8 ge ck Winner Great Corriente roping cattle a b s y Pa furnished by Philipp Ranch

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS: May 22-23 • Giddings, TX Lee County Arena

June 26-27 • TOUR FINALS • Bryan, TX Brazos County Event Center Must attend 3 of 6 ropings to qualify for the Tour Finals

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FOR MORE INFORMATION John 713/806-6012 Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com SPONSORS All Around Performance Horse Catalena Hatters Don Gonzales Saddlery Knife River Concrete Matthews Electric Beard-Navasota Vet Hospital


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Fear Not Rodeo & Bible Camp Presents

2010 spring Men’s Team Roping Retreat Come let top level instructors teach you how to be a winner in and out of the arena! WHEN: April 30 - May 2, 2010 Check in Friday, 6 p.m. • Check out Sunday, 3 p.m. WHERE: Fear Not Arena in Springer, Oklahoma (1.5 miles west off of I-35, Exit 42) WHAT: Team Roping School with Bible based seminars and services! Why: Because you need it! Suggested donation: $275 - includes meals, lodging, stalls and instruction Financial Assistance Available (You may stay in bunkhouse or your personal trailer) You have your choice of entering one event: Heading or Heeling. For more information on Fear Not go to fearnotproductions.org Entry Form Name _______________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip _________________________________________________________________ Email ________________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________________________________________ Event you are entering: o Heading o Heeling Lodging: o Bunkhouse o Personal Trailer $100 deposit required. Send entry form and $100 to: Fear Not Productions P.O. Box 82, Springer, Oklahoma 73458 For more information call Buddy 580/465-5408 or Kelly 580/465-5410 Make checks payable to Fear Not Rodeo & Bible Camp

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May 1-2, 2010 Grove, Oklahoma

$6,000 Added Team Roping

Awarding 5 Cactus Saddles Saturday May 1:

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Chance at the Yak!

* Top 5 in Average come back for the CHANCE AT THE SON OF A YAK. One header with $500 to the team with fastest time!

• 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Challenge Roping • THE MAIN EVENT – #13 HANDICAP* • Enter at 10:00 a.m. Roping Starts at 11:00 a.m. $3,000 ADDED • 4 for $40/roper • Pick or Draw • Enter Up

Sunday May 2: • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Challenge Roping • THE MAIN EVENT – #10 HANDICAP* • Enter at 10:00 a.m. Roping Starts at 11:00 a.m. $3,000 ADDED • 4 for $40/roper • Pick or Draw • Enter Up

Come early & enjoy FREE breakfast 8:30-10:00 a.m.

We’re G onna Have F •Saddles to High $ $ un! Header & Heeler Each Day

•Saddle to the “Only If” Header or Heeler of the Weekend For the header who tends to break the barrier and the heeler who tends to rope a leg, this just might be your roping! More details at the roping.

Enter Up! • All ropings progressive after 1 • Partner finding service available • TRIAD numbers only • Everyone welcome • No # caps, no membership required • Stalls available • Good fresh cattle

Church on Sunday 10-11 a.m. Preacher: Clint Sinclair

Directions Off I-44 between Tulsa and Joplin. Exit 302, approximately 5 miles on Hwy. 59 towards Grove, OK. For more information contact Tony Small at 918.521.1591 Cash or Credit Cards Accepted SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 137


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Rope The Ozarks Presents

OKLAHOMA TRAILER BASH McAlester, Oklahoma Hwy 270 - 8 miles east of McAlester

May 1-2, 2010 Books Open at 7:30 a.m. • Rope at 9:00 a.m. Each Day

Sunday, May 2

Saturday, May 1

Trailer Roping #10/#8 Incentive (capped at #6)

#15/#13 Incentive #13/#12 Incentive #12/#11 Incentive #11/#10 Incentive

Pick 1, draw 2, or draw all 3 for $150/roper • Enter 5X 4-steer, progressive on one

All ropings: 4-steer, progressive on 1 for $50/roper Enter 5X • Incentive paid on three head • Top 20 Teams to short round in each roping • Can enter up and back • TRIAD numbers only • 2010 USTRC membership required and may be purchased at this event • USTRC dress code • CASH ONLY - except Gold Plus members • Stalls & RV hook-ups available at arena

70% Payback

Horse 3 n a t i T ailer Slant Tr

Trailer to High Point Roper Buckles to 1st in the Average and #8 Incentive Winners DUMMY ROPING 12:00 NOON PRIZES TO WINNERS Books open 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Produced by Rope The Ozarks

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Sponsors


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BU CKLEM ANIA May 1-2, 2010 • Gulfport, Mississippi Exit 28 off of I-10, 7 miles north on County Farm Road

Saturday, May 1, 2010 #10 Roping capped at #5 Elite roper Saddles 4 Pick or Draw • $40/roper kles c u B 0 5 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. General Info. For Both Days 3-head, progressive on one Teams entered after 9:00 a.m. 16 second cut off on 1st steer will be $10 more 5 second barrier penalty Handicaps #10 Straight • #9 -1 Second #8 & Under -2 seconds

1st 2 Running P Saddles + 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $3,000 2nd 2 Running P Breast Collars + 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $2,000 3rd 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $1,000 4th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $800 5th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $600 6th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $500 7th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $400 8th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $400 9th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $300 10th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $300

50 team rotations Top 50 teams to Short-Round (must catch 2 steers) TRIAD numbers only

EASY MONEY FOR THE LADIES $100 to Fastest Time on 1st steer in each rotation $100 to Fastest Time in Short-Round Rope Bags to Overall Fastest Time on any round

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

Sunday, May 2, 2010 #8 Roping capped at #4 roper Pick or Draw • $40/roper Books open at 8:00 a.m. Close at 9:00 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. Teams entered after 9:00 a.m. will be $10 more Cowboy Church at 11:00 a.m. Handicaps #8 Straight • #7 -1 Second #6 & Under -2 seconds

1st 2 Running P Saddles + 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $3,000 2nd 2 Running P Breast Collars + 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $2,000 3rd 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $1,000 4th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $800 5th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $600 6th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $500 7th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $400 8th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $400 9th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $300 10th 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles + $300 11th through 15th - 2 Frontier Trophy Buckles


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CINCO DE MAYO CHAMPIONSHIPS presented by

Tr ail er/S addle s & B uckles

May 9, 2010 • Santa Fe, New Mexico Javier Chavez Busted Boot Arena - Formerly Santa Fe Reiners

DAY E N O ! Y L N O

Behind the Downs of Santa Fe Racetrack Books open at 9:00 a.m. • Rope at 10:00 a.m. TRIAD numbers only Current USTRC membership required

Sunday, May 9

Prizes - #10 Trailer Roping

I #5 and Under Saddle Roping Draw 3 for $125/roper • 3-head, progressive May enter twice Clint Mortenson Buckles to Average Winners Running P Saddle to High Point Roper I Church Service I #10 Handicapped Pick or Draw Trailer Roping

Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150 May enter 5 times for a total of 15 partners. Books Open at 9:00 a.m. Close at 11:30 a.m. • Rope at 12:00 noon.

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1st High Money Winner - 2 Horse Slant Trailer 2nd High Money Winner - Running P Saddle 3rd High Money Winner - Clint Mortenson Buckle 4th High Money Winner - Clint Mortenson Buckle Wrangler Jeans Certificates to Average Winners F Capped at a TRIAD #6 Headers F Capped at a TRIAD #5 Elite Heelers F Top 20 to Short Go - Rope Slow Back F $300 to Short Go Fast Time F 3 head progressive F 17 second cutoff in first go. F Buybacks in first go only. F Stalls & concession on grounds

All Prizes & Payoffs listed are Guaranteed!

Average Payoff Per Team #10 Trailer Roping USTRC Lasso Del Norte June 25-27, 2010 Santa Fe Trail Event Center Las Vegas, New Mexico

1st - $2,000 2nd - $1,500 3rd - $1,000 4th - $500

HOST HOTEL Inn at Santa Fe 8376 Cerrillos Road 509/474-9500 Make reservations early Use code CDMZRP for special rate Newly remodeled • Full breakfast Closest hotel to arena

For more information please call Kenny or Marsha Zamora at 505/425-3850; day of roping 505/469-4388 or visit www.zamoraroping.com SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 143


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SATURDAY - MAY 15, 2010 Books open at 8:00 a.m. - Rope at 9:30 a.m. #6 with #3 cap Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

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Cowboy Church #8 with #4 Cap Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

Dummy Roping Noon Saturday Winner Age 5 & Under - Bicycle Winner Age 6-8 & 9-12 - 125cc ATV TRIAD Numbers Only DONATED PRIZES GUARANTEEDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; NO MONEY HELD OUT FOR PRIZES Kevin Blackwell 903/721-0303 Karen Williams karen@lcseagles.com NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES Longview Christian School 2101 W. Marshall Ave. Longview, TX 75604 903/297-3501 SPONSORED BY P&W SALES

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SUNDAY - MAY 16, 2010 Books open at 8:00 a.m. - Rope at 9:30 a.m. #10 with #9 Incentive Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100/roper 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

Cactus Saddles & Cash Buckles & Cash Buckles & Cash Buckles & Cash Buckles & Cash Breast Collars Breast Collars

#11 $50/roper - Enter 6x (70% payback w/$1,250 added money) #13 $50/roper - Enter 6x (70% payback w/$1,250 added money) CASH ONLY! Books close when short go of previous roping starts. All ropings 4-hd PA-1. Top 20 to short go except #8-top 30.


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SMOKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN 3 June 12 & 13, 2010 Morristown, Tennessee Walters State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center

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1 TRUCK, SADDLES, LOTS OF CASH, BUCKLES, JACKETS, AND MORE! Saturday, June 12: Books Open 7 am / Rope 9 am #13 Saturday Fab 5 Head #10 Bonus Roping #8 Truck Roping - Pick Teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (first two rounds) No earlier than 2 pm #8 Truck Roping - Draw Teams (first 2 rounds)

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Sunday, June 13: Books Open 7 am / Rope 9 am #13 Sunday Fab 5 Head #8 Truck Roping - Pick Teams (first 2 rounds) #8 Truck Roping - Draw Teams (first 2 rounds)

JX2 PRODUCTIONS: For more info and host hotels call John Johnson 423-340-0640 or Mandy Wolfe 970-231-8951 www.jx2events.com GENERAL INFORMATION: Cash or Credit card only for entries! 3% will be added to all credit card fees. Truck winner must pay TT&L on truck. USTRC Elite Triad numbers will be used. JX2 Productions has the right to classify anyone not holding a current USTRC card. JX2 Productions reserves the right to make any and all necessary changes. Truck winner not eligible for high point prizes. Can only win one saddle. STALLS: Plenty of stalls available. Reservations not necessary. Stalls $20/night. Shavings $6/bag. RV HOOKUPS: Call for RV Reservations.

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The 3rd Annual

Tripper Rice Memorial Team Roping May 8-9, 2010 Andrews County Expo Arena Andrews, Texas Books open 9:00 a.m.-Rope at 10:00 a.m. both days SATURDAY #15 5-head $50/roper #13 4-head $40/roper #12 4-head $40/roper All Ropings Enter 6X

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Buckles to Average Winners in Each Roping ALL PRIZES GUARANTEED Proceeds go to Tripper Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund For Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 Chris Francis 505/429-0164 Ron Gonzales 505/429-0412

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT PRIZES

Find Fortune in FORT SMITH

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

23 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

Great Location, Super Cattle, Unique Experience. More Than $221,300 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

2 Trophy Gist Bits • Average winners of the #15

Trophy Gist Gold Spurs • Average winners of the Gold Plus

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 9-11, 2010

FORT SMITH, AR

ACTION STARTS 9 AM DAILY FRIDAY, APRIL 9 Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, APRIL 10 Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

ElitE classifications in EffEct #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

2 CASH ONLY

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, APRIL 11 #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

NEW FORMAT

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Harper Stadium / Kay Rodgers Park Directions: 4317 North 50th Street, Ft. Smith, AR 72901. From I-40 take 540 south. Take Kelly Highway. Exit west to 50th Street, go right approximately 1 mile. Arena is on the left. Producer: Denny & Lynn Flynn Event info: Denny Flynn 479.965.6800 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn 479.484.0227, 2120 Burnham Road, Fort Smith, AR. Rate: $79.99 for 1 King or 2 Queen beds. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, in-room microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, coffee/coffee maker, iron/board, office desk/chair, voicemail, high speed wireless internet, data port telephone, 70 channels of cable including HBO, indoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, sauna and coin operated laundry. Be sure to ask for USTRC roper rates. Overflow rooms available at Aspen Hotel for $89.99 or the Hampton Inn for $99.99. Call Comfort Inn for details 479.484.0227 FARCI@THESUMMITGROUPINC.COM, www.comfortinn.com/hotel/ar601 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Fall Into Cash in KLAMATH

PRIZES 25 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners of the #15, #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Average & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 1st through 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

• Regional Shoot-out winners will have their entry fees paid to the Northwest Regional Finals in Winnemucca, Nevada, August 26-29, 2010, compliments of the Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority (WCVA)

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

OREGON CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 10-11, 2010

KLAMATH FALLS, OR

ACTION STARTS 9 AM DAILY SATURDAY, APRIL 10 Open (with #15 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 #15 Handicap (with #10 Inc.) #13 Handicap Century Bonus included #12 Handicap #11 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, APRIL 11 #10 Handicap #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

NEW FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: John Hancock Event Center Directions: 3531 South 6th Street, across from Red Lion. Producer: Trevor Aldrich Cattle: Trevor Aldrich / T&B Productions Event info: Trevor Aldrich 541.815.2470 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Days Inn 541.882.8864 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

95% of the Ropers Purse will be paid out in the Average of the #15 through #8 Divisions. Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT PRIZES

Cash is King at the ROSE PALACE

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

23 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

Great Texas Cuisine. Welcome to George Strait’s Arena. More Than $451,000 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

10 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers • 3rd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

4 Trophy Gist Bits • Average winners of the Open & #15

Trophy Gist Gold Spurs • Average winners of the Gold Plus

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 15-18, 2010 THURSDAY, APRIL 15 10 AM Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 9 AM #13 Handicap Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #12 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SAN ANTONIO, TX SATURDAY, APRIL 17 SUNDAY, APRIL 18 9 AM 9 AM #11 Handicap #9 Handicap #10 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com

NEW FORMAT

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Location: San Antonio Rose Palace Directions: 25665 Boerne Stage Road, San Antonio, TX 78255 Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Comfort Inn Fiesta 210.696.4766, 6755 N. Loop 1604 West. Free continental breakfast, outdoor pool, 7 miles from event. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Ride the Tide to Riches in ALABAMA

PRIZES 7 Trophy Martin Saddles • Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9 • High Money winner Friday

13 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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

New USTRC Event. Join the Fun and Excitement! Cowboy Church Service Sunday 8 AM.

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $206,000 at this event

Sponsors

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

SOUTH ALABAMA CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 16-18, 2010 FRIDAY, APRIL 16 10 AM Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 9 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

ANDALUSIA, AL SUNDAY, APRIL 18 9 AM #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

ElitE classifications in EffEct

• Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

3 CASH ONLY

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5

NEW FORMAT

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Fuller Supply Ben Atkinson Motors ALFA Insurance Co. FRM FEED Alabama Farmers Co-op Kelly Trailer Sales Location: The Covington Center Arena Directions: 24000 AL Hwy 55, Andalusia, AL 36420, 334.428.2045. From North of Andalusia: Take I-65 to Georgiana exit 114, then Hwy 31 to McKenzie, (it will then turn into) AL Hwy 55 South to River Falls. Turn left onto Hwy 84 East and travel to Andalusia. At the first intersection (Rite Aide, turn right onto Hwy 29 South. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left onto Hwy 55 South. The facility is 1.4 miles on the left. From South of Andalusia: Take Hwy 29 North to Andalusia, turning right at the city limits onto Hwy 55 South. the facility is 1.4 miles on the left. From East of Andalusia: Take Hwy 84 West to Andalusia. At intersection of Hwy 29 and Hwy 84 West, continue ahead 5 miles and turn left onto Hwy 55 South. The facility is 1.4 miles on the left. From West of Andalusia: Take Hwy 84 East to Andalusia. At the first intersection (Rite Aide), tune right onto Hwy 29 South. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left onto Hwy 55 South. The facility is 1.4 miles on the left.

Producer: Ed Allen Event info: Ed Allen 256.825.8171, 256.749.0541 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Days Inn 334.427.0050. Ask for Allen’s roping rates. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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. E P O R E M A S . E C A F NEW Kollin VonAhn 2009 World Champion

Rich Skelton

Randon Adams

2003 and 2004 World Champion

2008 World Champion

Walt Woodard 2007 World Champion


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

There’s No Small Potatoes in NAMPA

PRIZES

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

6 Trophy Gist Bits

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

13 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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 #15, #13 & #12

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

IDAHO CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 24-25, 2010 SATURDAY, APRIL 24 9 AM Open Pick/Draw Gold Plus #12 (with #15 Inc.) (with #10 Inc.) #15 Handicap Century Bonus included #13 Handicap #12 Handicap #11 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, APRIL 25 9 AM #10 Handicap #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:00 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative. Stall reservations and RV reservations also taken directly at www.idahohorsepark.com.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

NAMPA, ID

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

NEW FORMAT

3 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

Location: Idaho Sports Center Directions: 16200 Can-Ada Road, Nampa, Idaho 83687. From I-84 take Exit 38 and turn north. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile, continuing through the signal at the Chevron station. Before you get to the railroad tracks, turn right into the facility Producer: Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Co. Event info: Chris Freed 208.251.3170 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Mr. Sandman Inn & Suites 208.887.2062 Shilo 208.465.3250 Hampton Inn 208.442.0036 Marriott Inn & Suites 208.467.5888 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Credit Cards Accepted Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Show Me the MONEY

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

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

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

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

2 Trophy Breast Collars • Average winners of the All Girl

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

MISSOURI CLASSIC APRIL 23-25, 2010 FRIDAY, APRIL 23 12 NOON Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 9 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SUNDAY, APRIL 25 9AM All Girl Specialty Roping Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $150/roper #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

BETHANY, MO

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com

NEW FORMAT

3 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Hickory Hill Arena Directions: 27775 East 220th Avenue, Bethany, Mo 64424. I-35 to Exit 93 at Bethany,Mo. Go 1 mile west to intersection of State Hwy 69. Go north 2.5 miles to 280th Street. Head east 1/4 mile to Hickory Hill Arena. Producer: Jeff Smith & Ike Cox Cattle: C Bar S Cattle Company Event info: Jeff & Cindy Smith 620.422.3632, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6087 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Super 8 Motel 660.425.8881 Best Western 660.425.8006 Family Budget Inn 660.425.7915 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Find Fortune in the FLATLAND Easy Access, Great Location, State-of-the-Art Facility. More Than $234,000 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

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

23 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

4 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the Open & #15

Trophy Gist Gold Spurs • Average winners of the Gold Plus

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

PANHANDLE CLASSIC APRIL 29 - MAY 2, 2010

AMARILLO, TX

ACTION STARTS 9 AM DAILY THURSDAY, APRIL 29 #15 Warm-Up (with #13 Inc.) Enter 3 times, $60/roper Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 SATURDAY, MAY 1 SUNDAY, MAY 2 #13 Handicap #11 Handicap #9 Handicap Gold Plus #12 #10 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner (with #10 Inc.) & novice ropers only Century Bonus included #8 Pick/Draw books close #12 Handicap at 10:30 AM

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

Stalls: 450 new stalls. No tie-ups or portable panels. First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

NEW FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: Amarillo National Center Directions: 3301 East 10th, Amarillo, TX 79104. East on I-40 to Grand Street, exit north 2 miles to Tri State Fairgronds. All trailers must enter and exit at Gate 3 on 3rd Street. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Ashmore Inn & Suites 877.374.3344, 2301 I-40 East (Exit 72-A.) Ask for USTRC roper rate. La Kiva Hotel 806.379.6555, 2501 I-40 East. Free hot breakfast and indoor pool. Rooms have been upgraded. As for Panhandle Classic rate. Ambassador Hotel 806.358.6161, wwwambassadoramarillo.com, 3100 I-40 West (Georgia Exit.) 3.5 miles from fairgrounds. Ask for USTRC Roper rate: $75. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Big Bucks at BLACKHAWK

PRIZES

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

6 Trophy Gist Bits

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

13 Trophy Gist Buckles • 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 #15, #13 & #12

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

THE BLACKHAWK CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 29 - MAY 2, 2010 THURSDAY, APRIL 29 7 PM Add-on Roping Super #12 Pick/Draw Handicap #11 - 1/2 sec. off; #10 - 1.5 sec. off; #9 - 3 sec. off; #8 & below - 5 sec. off. $30/roper, Pick or Draw, Enter 6X

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

SATURDAY, MAY 1 9 AM #12 Handicap Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus incl. #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SUNDAY, MAY 2 9 AM #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only; #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:00 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

FRIDAY, APR. 30 1 PM Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap

SALINA, UT

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com

NEW FORMAT

3 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Blackhawk Arena Directions: 800 S. Equestrian Lane, Salina, UT, 435.529.1022 Producer: Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Company Cattle: Load ‘Em in the Dark Cattle Company Event info: Chris Freed 208.251.3170 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Super 8 435.529.7483. Ask for Roper Rates. Best Western 435.529.7455. Ask for Roper Rates. Rodeway Inn 435.529.1300. Ask for Roper Rates. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Credit Cards Will Be Accepted Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Tons of Cash in TORRINGTON

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

11 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

More Than $130,000 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

6 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the #15, #13, & #12

2 Trophy Breast Collars • Average winners of the all Girl Specialty Roping

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

WYOMING SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS MAY 14-16, 2010 FRIDAY, MAY 14 12 NOON Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, MAY 15 9 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

TORRINGTON, WY SUNDAY, MAY 16 9 AM All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call the your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

NEW FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: Goshen County Fairgrounds 26/85 W. Torrington, WY Producer: Rope The Rockies Jeff & Cindy Smith & Ike and Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Event info: Jeff & Cindy Smith 620.422.3632, Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.6343 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Value Inn 307.532.7118 Holiday Inn Express 307.532.7600 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Current Coggins Required. Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Lasso Some Loot at the VILLE Great Bar-B-Que at the Hard 8. More Than $315,000 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

ACTION STARTS 8 AM DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 14 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, MAY 15 Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, MAY 16 #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

23 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

4 Trophy Gist Bits • Average winners of the Open & #15

Trophy Gist Gold Spurs • Average winners of the Gold Plus

NEW FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

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

• 3rd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9

COWBOY CAPITAL CLASSIC STEPHENVILLE TX

12 Trophy Martin Saddles

10 Trophy Saddle Pads with Tooled Leathers

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

MAY14-16, 2010

PRIZES

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings. Top 20 teams to the short round.

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

Location: Lonestar Arena 4916 N. US Hwy. 377, Stephenville, TX 76401 Directions: See map below Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western Cross Timbers 254.968.2114, 1625 W. South Loop 377 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

#8 Pick/Draw (capped at a #4) $120/roper. Pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Break the Bank in BROOKVILLE Come Play With the Blue Devils USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

PRIZES 2 Trophy Martin Saddles • High Money winner each day (specialty ropings excluded) May only win one saddle

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

OHIO CLASSIC MAY 15-16, 2010

BROOKVILLE, OH

ACTION STARTS 9 AM DAILY SATURDAY, MAY 15 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

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

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, MAY 16 #10 Handicap #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $60/roper. Enter 4 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com

NEW FORMAT

5 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Circle G Arena, 10816 Verona Rd., Lewisburg, Ohio Directions: From Dayton take I-70 to Rt. 49 north. Go approximately 3/4 mile to Rt. 40 (stop light). Take Rt. 40 west (left at stop light) approximately 6 miles to Preble County Line Rd., turn right. Go 2 miles to Sonora Rd. (2nd road on left this is Sweet Potato Ridge Rd. on the east side of County Line Rd.) Turn left on Sonora Rd., go 1/2 mile, turn right into Circle G Arena. Producer: Steve Rickly Cattle: Rockin' R Ranch Event info: Steve or Connie Rickly 740.969.2376, 740.974.1132 or the USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Fairfield Inn 937.437.8009, 9797 US Rt. 40 W, New Paris, OH 45347. Ask for USTRC or Ohio Classic rate. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT


USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Hanker for Cash in HUTCH More Than $210,000 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

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

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

4 Trophy Gist Bits • Average winners of the #15 & #13

2 Trophy Breast Collars • Average winners of the All Girl

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIPS MAY 21-23, 2010 FRIDAY, MAY 21 12 NOON Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, MAY 22 9 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

HUTCHINSON, KS SUNDAY, MAY 23 9 AM All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

NEW FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

Location: Kansas Fairgrounds 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, KS 67502 Directions: Kansas Farigrounds are located 1/2 block north of 17th & Plum Streets in Hutchinson, KS. Producer: Jeff & Cindy Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Event info: Jeff and Cindy Smith 620.422.3632 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Grand Prairie Hotel & Convention Center 620.669.9311 Comfort Inn 620.663.7822 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

No Marathons - Two Arenas Will Be Used If Needed. Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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Hit the Jackpot in JACKSON

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

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

Feel the Heartbeat of the South and Don’t Miss Out. More Than $145,000 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

4 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the #15 & #13

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

MISSISSIPPI CHAMPIONSHIPS MAY 21-23, 2010

JACKSON, MS

ACTION STARTS 9 AM DAILY FRIDAY, MAY 21 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, MAY 22 Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/ Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, MAY 23 All Girl Specialty Roping #11 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com

NEW FORMAT

3 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Jackson Expo Center, 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS 39202 Directions: I-55 North or South, take High Street exit. Producer: Steve & Sherry Judd Cattle: RWC Cattle Company Event info: Steve Judd 601.928.3218 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Red Roof Inn 800.843.7663 Hampton Inn 601.352.1700 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

One of Ol' Miss’ Greatest Team Ropings. Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT


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Nab the Prizes in the NORTH COUNTRY Make Your Memorial Day a Great Day. USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

1 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddle • High Money Roper of the Weekend (specialty ropings excluded)

4 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the #15 & #13

MAY 29-31, 2010 SATURDAY, MAY 29 2 PM Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SUNDAY, MAY 30 9 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus Included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Sunday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

168 / APRIL 2010

CANNON FALLS, MN MONDAY, MAY 31 9 AM #10 Century Add-On (no minimum age) #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

NEW FORMAT

5 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

NORTH COUNTRY CLASSIC

21 Trophy Gist Buckles

PRIZES

For more information visit ustrc.com

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/ Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $60/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 (#9 capped at a #5): $60/roper. Enter 4 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below are eligible to receive seconds off in

the #8 Pick/Draw Division only. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Simon Arena, 29100 Harry Ave., Randolph, MN 55065 Directions: Two miles north of Cannon Falls on Hwy. 52. Turn left on County Rd. 86 and take frontage road. (Harry Ave.) back 1/2 mile. Follow signs for Simon Arena. Producer: Kevin & Cynthia Tyvoll Cattle: Kevin & Cynthia Tyvoll Event info: Kevin & Cynthia Tyvoll 715.262.3898 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Saratoga Inn 507.263.7272; Caravan Inn 507.263.4777; AmericInn 651.437.8877; Hasting Regency Inn 651.438.8888; Silver Belle Motel 651.437.9242 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com - Special Rate ID #00214570 2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event.

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Cash in the SUNSHINE STATE

PRIZES 2 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • High Money header & heeler of the weekend (specialty ropings excluded)

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

Enjoy Great Weather and Lots of Southern Charm. USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

4 Trophy Saddle Pads • Average winners of the #15 & #13

2 Trophy Breast Collars • Average winners of the All Girl

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

FLORIDA PANHANDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 5-6, 2010 ACTION STARTS 9 AM DAILY SATURDAY, JUNE 5 Open (with #15 Inc.) Gold Plus #12 #15 Handicap (with #10 Inc.) #13 Handicap Century Bonus included #12 Handicap #11 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12 Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 4 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

MARIANNA, FL SUNDAY, JUNE 6 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Handicap #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 4 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com

NEW FORMAT

4 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings. Top 20 teams to the short round.

Location: Jackson County Ag. Center, 3631 Hwy. 90, Marianna, FL 32446 Directions: I-10, Exit 20. Producer: JX2 Productions & John Johnson Cattle: Franklin Thomas Event info: John Johnson 423.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Holiday Inn Express 850.526.2900 Quality Inn 850.526.5600 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

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

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Win at the WASATCH MOUNTAINS

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

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

A Laughlin Series Team Roping Event

More Than $133,000 in Cash and Prizes Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152 ,000 at this event

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

UTAH CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 4-6, 2010 FRIDAY, JUNE 4 11 a.m. Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap

SOUTH JORDAN, UT

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #12 Handicap #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call the your Gold Plus representative.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 9 a.m. #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

NEW FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Salt Lake County Events Center, 10800 South 2200 W, South Jordan, UT 84095 Directions: I-15 at 10600 S. Go west to Redwood Rd., turn left (south), go to 11400 S., turn right (west), fairgrounds on the right. Producer: Load 'em in the Dark Cattle Co. Cattle: Load 'em in the Dark Cattle Co. Event info: Chris Freed 208.251.3170, or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western Cotton Tree Inn 801.523.8484, 10695 S Automall Dr. Ask for Equestrian Center rates. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Credit Cards Accepted. Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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Get Your Groove On in GROVE Win Big at Grand Lakes. More Than $152,000 in Cash and Prizes Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

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

11 Trophy Gist Buckles • Average winners & Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd & 3rd place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

6 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

2 Trophy Breast Collars • Average winners of the All Girl

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

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

WEST OF THE OZARKS CLASSIC JUNE 4-6, 2010 FRIDAY, JUNE 4 12 NOON Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

GROVE, OK

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 9 AM Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

Open Pick/Draw (with #15 Incentive) $200/roper. Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn. No header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 9 AM All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com

NEW FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Flying Cow Arena, 55100 East Hwy. 59, Afton, OK 74331 Directions: Will Rogers Turnpike exit 302 to intersection of Hwy. 60 & 59. At Buffalo Ranch Truck Plaza go south toward Grove for 3 miles. Arena is on the left. Producer: Jeff & Cindy Smith Cattle: C-S Cattle Company Event info: Jeff or Cindy Smith 620.422.3632 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Stonebrook Inn 918.786.9799 Outrigger Motel 918.786.4456 Best Western Timberridge Inn 918.786.6900 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

Play for the Pesos in NEW MEXICO More Than $276,000 Paid Out in 2009 USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee - Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 25 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

PRIZES 12 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Pick/Draw

23 Trophy Gist Buckles • 2nd place Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10 & #9 • Incentive Average winners of the Gold Plus • 2nd through 5th place Average winners of the #8 Pick/Draw • Winners of the Jr. Looper Divisions

4 Trophy Show Blankets • Average winners of the Open & #15

Trophy Gist Gold Spurs • Average winners of the Gold Plus

2 Trophy Martin Saddles • Average winners of the All Girl

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

2 Trophy Breast Collars • Incentive Average winners of the All Girl

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $152,000 at this event

RED ROCK CLASSIC presented by JUNE 4-6, 2010

GALLUP, NM

ACTION STARTS 9 AM DAILY FRIDAY, JUNE 4 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 Handicap

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 Handicap #10 Handicap

SSG Jr.Looper Roping 12 noon Saturday Kids 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12

Open (with #15 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 times, maximum. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. Any comb. of Incentive/NonIncentive. Must qualify to short round to receive Tour Points. #15 Handicap $100/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 1.5 sec. off • #13 & under team - 3 sec. off

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 Classic Equine All Girl Specialty Roping #10 w/#8 Incentive Pick 1, Draw 1 or Draw 2 for $120/roper, Enter 2x #9 Handicap #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative.

#13, #12, #11, #10, #9 $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #13 • #11 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #12 • #10 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #11 • #9 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #10 • #8 & under - 1.5 sec. off in the #9 Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only. • #10 Division capped at an Elite #6 • #9 Division capped at an Elite #5 • Ropers classified as a #3 or below

are eligible to receive seconds off in the #8 Pick/Draw Division only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

NEW FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

ON-SITE ENTRY

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $100/roper. Enter 3 times, maximum. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. Any combination of Incentive/Non-Incentive. Gold Plus members 21 years and over only. Top 3 Average teams and Incentive Average teams receive National 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 all 3. 3-steer/Progressive after 1. • #7 team - 2 sec. off • #6 & under team - 3 sec. off • No Incentive Top 30 teams to the short round.

Location: Red Rock State Park, NM 566, Gallup, NM 87301 Directions: From I-40 east, take Exit 33, go 4.5 miles west on frontage road, follow signs to Red Rock State Park. Producer: Red Rock Roping Productions / Walt Eddy Cattle: Reed & Keith Flake Event info: Walt Eddy 505.879.6181 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: El Rancho 505.863.9311 Comfort Inn 505.722.0982 Quality Inn 505.726.1000 Hampton Inn 505.726.7340 Hampton Inn West 505.722.7224 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

Extended Average Pay in the #9 and #8 Divisions

ElitE classifications in EffEct

2010 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. For more information visit ustrc.com


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2010 Formats 2010 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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs / $2000 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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

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 NonIncentive (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 – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $150 per roper Enter 2 times any combination (Maximum of 2 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 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

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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 in 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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $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 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 – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $100 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to Short Round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to Short Round

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

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

(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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

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 – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 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 $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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs / $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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps

No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE DRAWN TOGETHER Progressive after 1 1st – 5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 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

(Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $80 per roper Enter 3 times any combination (Maximum of 3 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to Short Round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to Short Round

$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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

(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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

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 – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 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

$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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs / $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Option 2 (Open Pick / Draw)

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $80 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will


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receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner Or Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners

2010 Format 5 Open with #15 Incentive The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the Short Round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

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 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 Regional Shoot-Out / $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 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 Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#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. No Team lower than a #5 will be drawn together and a #7 team will receive 2 seconds off & #6 & under team will receive 3 seconds off. These “seconds off” will be subtracted after the 2nd round

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 National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 2 partners Or Enter without a partner and draw 3 partners

Option 2 Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

$120 per roper 3-head average The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage No Incentive and NO TEAM LOWER THAN A #5 WILL BE of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of DRAWN TOGETHER the Average Purse Progressive after 1 Gold Plus Members 21 and Older 1st – 5th in the Average will receive National Shoot-Outs \ Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or Non$6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) Enter 1 time with a partner and draw 1 partner $100 Per roper Or 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Enter without a partner and draw 2 partners #10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ Draw-In Option (For all Formats) $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings Need a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – Gold Plus Shoot-Outs \ Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13, #12, #11, #10 and #9 Handicaps (Payout – 95% to the Average – 5% to the overall fast time) $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round - #13 and below team will receive a 3 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #13 Handicap - #12 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #12 Handicap - #11 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #11 Handicap - #10 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 Handicap - #9 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #9 Handicap - #8 and below team will receive 1.5 second handicap subtracted after the 3rd round #10 always capped at an Elite #6 #9 always capped at an Elite #5 #8 always capped at a #4 Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – National Shoot-Outs \ $6000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – Regional Shoot-Outs \ $2000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to Short Round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to Short Round

Pick or Draw any combination of partners. Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions (#15 - #9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler #13 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #5 Heeler #10 Handicap – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler # 9 Handicap – must be at least a #4 Header or a #4 Heeler #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive – must be at least a #4 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 $1000 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 6, 2009 and ends September 9, 2010. All USTRC Sanctioned Open Divisions count. For the 2010 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

awarded in the main Average only according to the following charts.

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

2. Attend a minimum of 8 sanctioned event Open ropings. Event

attendance starts September 6, 2009 and ends September 9, 2010.

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

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

US Open Championships Points count for current year standings

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

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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

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

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

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WORD SCRAMBLE

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4. saddle 5. cows 6. hat

ROPER MATH Total money won (per team) $100 Fast Time $800 1st Place $900 Total Hank’s share of the prize money $900 ÷ 2 = $450 Total Entries $50 per man x4 entries = $200 176 / APRIL 2010

$450 Total money won - $200 Entry Fees $250 Profit

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A ABC Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . .107 Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Arizona Ranch Real Estate . . . . . . . . .101 Arizona Ranch Real Estate Richard Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 B Bean Tool & Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Bob Feist Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Brother In Law Productions . . . . . . . . . . .116-117, 118 C Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Circle T Arena . . . . . . . . . . .139, 140-141 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 68, 153 Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179, 180 Clovis Livestock Auction, Inc. . . . . . . .111 Computer Software for Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .106 Cowboy Collection Productions . . . . . .127 Cowboy Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 D D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Dally Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 Perry DiLoreto . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150, 151 Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 E Equibrand/Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 John Ewing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 F FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Fear Not Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Fightin 7 Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 First Equine Professionals . . . . . . . . . . .71 Fisher Rodeo Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .109 Flying Cow Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Forty Plus Productions . . . . . . . . . . . .135 G Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .25 H H & H Trailer Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Hatco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Assoc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Hy O Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 I Intervet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Invitational Team Ropers Assoc. . . . . . .114

J JX2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 JXS Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Larry Jaster Longhorns . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 K K I D Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 L L C I Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . .43 L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Lightning R Rope Horses . . . . . . . . . .110 Linear Rubber Products, Inc. . . . . . . . .103 Longview Christian School Team Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . . .69, 103 M M & R Roping Productions . . . . . . . . .111 Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Master Saddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Mathews Land and Cattle . . . . . . . . . .148 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Clint Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . .111 N National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . . .15, 69 National Team Roping League . . . . . .128, 129, 130, 131, 132

Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Straight Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . .124 Sunderman Manufacturing . . . . . . . . .110 T T & T Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Texas Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . .110 The Mud Bug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Titan Trailer Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . . .77 Tres Milagros Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Triangle Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Trucks West of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . .45 Twombly Performance Horse Sale . . . . .70 U Used Trailers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 USTRC Events: Arkansas Championships . . . . . . . . .152 Cowboy Capital Classic . . . . . . . . . .164 Florida Panhandle Classic . . . . . . . .169 Idaho Championships . . . . . . . . . . .158 Kansas Championships . . . . . . . . . .166 Mississippi Championships . . . . . . . .167 Missouri Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 North Country Classic . . . . . . . . . . .168

O Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 On Fire Productions . . . . . . . . . .120, 121 P Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 134 James Pickins, Jr. Foundation Charity Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Pitzer Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Power Services Products . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Preifert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . . .35 Q Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 R Ray Radford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .91, 157 Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . .168 Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3 Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Rope The Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Rope Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .109 Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .83 Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Windy Ryon Memorial Roping . . . . . . .146 S S & S Roping Productions . . . . . . . . .119 Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Spalding Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Ohio Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 Oregon Championships . . . . . . . . . .154 Panhandle Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Red Rock Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 South Alabama Championships . . . .156 Texas Championships . . . . . . . . . . . .155 The Blackhawk Championships . . . . .161 Utah Championships . . . . . . . . . . . .170 West of the Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Wyoming Spring Championships . . .162 USTRC Formats-2010 . . . . . . . . . . . .173-176 USTRC Membership Application . . . . . .46-47 USTRC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 V Viking Roping Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .109 W W & W Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Mike White Pasture Roping . . . . . . . . .145 Woodard Roping School . . . . . . . . . .105 Tee Woolman Productions . . . . . . . . . .126 X XIT Rangers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Z Zamora Roping Productions . . . . . . . .143 ZD Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

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