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SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE THE MAGAZINE FOR TEAM ROPERS DECEMBER 2010

2010 CINCH USTRC National Finals of Team Roping Results


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FEATURES 8

Just the Way It Is

by Ben Clements

10

USTRC Announcements

12

By the Numbers

by John Findlay

16

Gold Plus Report

by Ty Hillman

18

USTRC Insider Interview with Kirk Bray

22

Top Tips with Rickey Green

24

Horsemanship Freeing Up a Horse by Chris Cox with Cynthia McFarland

28

Upcoming Events — Lasso del Sol

32

USTRC On Tap

34

US Open Tour Standings

USTRC Championship Results

38 2010 CINCH USTRC National Finals of Team Roping COVER AND TABLE OF CONTENTS PHOTOS COURTESY OF LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

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US Open Tour Gold Plus #12 Champions Gold Plus #10 Champions US Open Tour Champions Cruel Girl Year End Champions #15 Shoot-Out Champions #13 Shoot-Out Champions #12 Shoot-Out Champions #11 Shoot-Out Champions #10 Shoot-Out Champions #9 Shoot-Out Champions #8 Shoot-Out Champions Cruel Girl Champions Century Champions Preliminary Events SSG Jr.Looper Champions Who Won What


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t’s December! It is time for gifts, family, friends, for parties, getting together, fellowship, and for just being thankful that Jesus was born and died for us. I cannot believe that 2010 has gone by as quickly as it has. Just yesterday it was summer and the day before that it was New Years Day. I know I am blessed and hope you feel that way as well. I really enjoy what I do and all that I have going. I have a wonderful family, a super wife and more awesome friends than I can even count. Life is good. Many times we do not realize how truly blessed we are until we look around at other situations. I work really hard to stay positive and upbeat in every aspect of my life. However, I am just like you. I am human. Sometimes, a restlessness sets in and there is a yearning for something more. Something clicks inside of each us and we go off in a different direction than what we ever expected. Life throws a curve ball and we were ready for the fast ball. So who are we, where are we headed and why? What makes us tick and what makes us do the things we do? Many times situations and pressures in life can cause us to become people we are not. The same difficulties can cause us to do things we would not normally do. In essence our personalities are altered in some form or fashion because of something that may be out of our control or because we let a situation get to us. No matter where we are in our lives, we need to realize in our voyage through this world we are never completely and truly alone. It doesn’t matter who you are, there is always family, friends or acquaintances that are there for you. Even more importantly, Jesus is always ready to receive us and to hold us up. He carries us even when we do not realize it. I do not care who you are or where you are in your journey through life, there is always a positive shining light. It isn’t the size of the cross we carry, but how we carry it that matters most. The world is full of negativity, stress, strain and pain, but our hearts do not have to be. We have the choice to rid our minds and hearts of such garbage and to move forward though life with our heads held high and our hearts full of joy. We can be positive, upbeat and face things or we can be down and out and struggle even more. Keep the negative vibes away because they will eventually destroy you. It is inevitable, litter leads to trash. I am not saying the going won’t ever be tough. I am not saying that you won’t have low points in your life. I am also not saying that you will like every hand that life deals you.

DECEMBER 2010

Life, at best, is difficult. Life hands out some dirty cards some of the time, and we must be ready to handle ourselves accordingly. I am telling you to try to make the best of every situation. Sometimes we have to take a beating to realize what is important. Sometimes we don’t know what good is until we’ve experienced some bad. Sometimes we do not realize blessings are blessings until they are gone. We all know of people who have struggles in their lives. We know people who are going through rough times and have bad things happening to them. It is not always clear why this “bad” stuff is going on or why it is happening. There are people who take this negativity and turn it in to a positive and then there are others who take negativity and go into a tail spin to rock bottom. Don’t be that person who falls flat. Be the person who embraces the challenges of life and becomes the better and stronger person. No one knows what cards may be dealt, but the truth of the matter is, you always play the hand that is given, and no matter how bad the hand, you can play it to the best of your ability. The point is we can be the best we can with what we have to work with or we can be the worst. There are no guarantees in anything. Look at the racehorse Zenyatta. She had never lost a race in her career. She ran her heart out every time she was entered. She was a sure bet, but on November 6, 2010 in the Breeders Cup Classic she ran second by mere inches. No one expected it and no one could believe it. She was a sure shot. Just because she ran second, didn’t mean, that she did not try her very best. It does not mean that she is any less of a horse. She is a superstar, and always will be. I am just saying that no matter how sure things are, there are still no guarantees. The only guarantee in life is a baby boy born in a manger over two thousand years ago. Jesus is the only sure bet out there. Our attitudes, our perceptions, our concepts and responses are our responsibilities and our choice. We make the decision to rise to the occasion or plummet to the ground. What are you going to do? How are you going to let outside influences affect you? I, myself, am going to be strong and to stand proud because I know I am not alone. I can handle anything because I have support all around me. As 2010 winds down make the choice to be the best you can be no matter what comes hurtling toward you. You are only as good as you choose to be, so choose to be the best and that is just the way it is…..


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131 Riding Herd

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132 The Other Half

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USTRC

ANNOUNCE MENTS Thanks The USTRC wants to say thanks to all of you who attended the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. It was a fantastic event that went off really well. It was because of you that it was a success. Thanks for your support and see you next year! The dates for the 2011 Cinch USTRC NFTR are October 22-30, 2011.

Shoot-Outs Remember team ropers, USTRC Shoot-Outs and Flex Earnings are one and the same. A USTRC National ShootOut is worth $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings ($3,000 for each partner) and a USTRC Regional Shoot-Out is worth $2,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings ($1,000 for each partner).

Flex Earnings All USTRC members receive Flex Earnings upon participation at a USTRC Sanctioned or Affiliate Event. Gold Spur members receive $1,000 and Gold Plus members receive $3,000, which can be used at any Regional Finals or the Cinch National Finals of Team Roping.

2011 USTRC Memberships Renew your membership today for 2011. The USTRC membership makes a great stocking stuffer and is the perfect gift for your favorite team roper. 2011 Gold Plus Memberships are $300 and Gold Spur Memberships are $100. Call 254-968-0002 today or get online to www.ustrc.com and make your purchase.

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

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2010 Cinch USTRC Finals DVDs Available The DVD’s from the 2010 USTRC Finals will be available online later this month in time for Christmas. The DVD will show all 5 go rounds of the US Open plus the short go round. It will also include the short rounds of all ShootOuts, the Cruel Girl and the Century Roping. This makes a great gift for the

team roper in your family. DVD’s should be available for purchase on line at www.ustrc.com the week of December 13.

Correction All of the Southern Colorado Photos in the November issue were taken by 3 Lazy J Photography. If you would like to order any photos from that event, please call them at 303-981-5788.

Lost and Found at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals Please call 254-968-0002 to claim anything.

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USTRC

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BY JOHN FINDLAY

NUMBERS

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tick another feather in the USTRC’s Resistol hat. The 2010 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping was, by nearly all measures, another great success. All aspects of the huge production ran off with maybe a hiccup or two but no hitches. What a great nine days. Even the weather cooperated as there were clear skies and balmy temperatures for every day except the first Saturday. From the Trade Show, to the Horse Sale, to the Team Roping Seminars, to the SSG Jr. Looper Championships and, oh, the roping!! What a show! There was some great ropings and some great stories that have come out of those ropings that you’ll find in these special December Finals pages. And, boy, did the ropers come - over 7,000 teams made up from a total of 3,520 ropers. And the question of this column is, “Where did they all come from?” Needless to say, with the economy in the doldrums like it has been all year, the staff and management of the USTRC were a little nervous about how the financial circumstances of our team roping community would impact this year’s Finals. Just how many of our members would be able to “cinch up” and make the significant monetary commitment necessary to attend and compete at the world’s largest and richest team roping. Well, you could hear a collective sigh of relief coming out of

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Stephenville as entries came pouring in from all over the country and by entry deadline, USTRC knew we would be having a very respectable event. When the final tally was in, the 2010 Finals finished with 7,032 teams and awarded $3.67 million in cash plus $625,000 worth of great prizes. Last year’s team count was 7,422 which means this year was only off by 390 teams or slightly more than 5%, which in this shaky fiscal environment was more than acceptable. Some misguided prognosticators were thinking that a loss of over 1,000 teams was in the cards. But that clearly did not happen. And from whence did all these corriente catchers come from? To the maps, my friends, to the maps! I thought I would see if there were any significant differences between this year’s roping contingent and last year’s. How might have the Great Recession effected 2010’s travel patterns. A first glance at the two maps, one for 2009 and one for 2010, there doesn’t seem to be much difference. The patterns are quite similar. To explain exactly what your are looking at, each red dot represents the home zip code of each roper that competed at the Finals. The pink dots mean fewer ropers came from that zip code, the red dots mean multiple ropers came from that zip code. As usual, the lion’s share of dots are in the states surrounding

Oklahoma, which is to be expected. But as you can see, there are very few states that are dotless. In all, ropers came from 41 states, 2 Canadian provinces and Brazil. Last year the tally was 41 states, 1 Canadian Province and two other countries, Australia and Italy. So while the number of states participating did not diminish, the number of total participants did, but only slightly. Turning now to the Table, you’ll see that the number of participants was down from 3,732 in ‘09 to 3,520 in ‘10. That’s is only a decline of 5.7% or a total of 212 ropers. In order to determine which states sent more ropers and which states sent less ropers this year than last year, I sorted the states in the Table by the difference between the number of ropers sent each year (column 4). The results of this comparison revealed some unexpected findings. The state that sent the most ropers was, as always, Texas. And Texas was also the state that sent more ropers this year than last, a total of 72. I believe that is indicative of how well ropings in Texas did this year. With few exceptions, Texas ropings all did well in 2010, throwing off lots of Shoot-Out spots and Flex Earnings that were obviously utilized. Surprising to me though, is the drop in the number of Oklahoma ropers. The Finals home


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Cinch USTRC National Finals Ropers by State, Province and Country 2009 - 2010

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state experienced a decline of 51 ropers, the largest decrease of all the states. Now that one has me puzzled. Fifteen states plus one country and one province sent more ropers this year than last. 25 states plus 2 countries and 1 province sent less. Two states sent the same number (Idaho and Maryland). Another curious aspect of these results is that of all the states that sent more ropers this year than last, only one of them borders on Oklahoma (Texas). All the other border states (NM, CO, KS, MO, and AR) sent less including Oklahoma. And Louisiana, which is almost a border state, was second to Oklahoma in its decline in numbers (36), while Kansas was third (32). Now why would states that are so close to the Mecca of team roping show a decline while states that are much further away show an increase, states like Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Ohio and Connecticut? Well, I am perplexed because I would have predicted the trend to be reversed. Because of the cost of traveling long distances, I thought outlying states would have been sending fewer ropers. Have some of our closer-in ropers become jaded? Are they getting bored roping for a chance to win $100,000? Surely, this can’t be true. There must be another reason. If you have any observations, please send them to me: john@usrc.com. Well their loss is the “outliers” gain. Hopefully those ropers from afar who made the trek were richly rewarded for their efforts. That we will explore next month when I will show you just where the money went from this years $4 million plus Cinch National Finals. Till then . . .

ST/PV/Country 2009 TX 1,066 AL 33 NE 64 OR 6 NC 1 PA 1 WA 2 OH 7 CT 3 BC 0 DE 0 Brazil 0 NY 4 IL 11 UT 25 GA 27 FL 51 ID 20 MD 2 IA 48 WI 10 AB 3 Australia 1 WV 1 SC 14 IN 10 MN 6 KY 15 HI 22 TN 43 Italy 6 AR 155 SD 22 MI 10 MO 137 MS 60 ND 18 MT 21 NM 208 AZ 111 CA 46 NV 38 WY 43 CO 185 KS 235 LA 154 OK 787 Total

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2010 1,138 42 72 13 6 6 7 11 5 1 1 1 5 12 26 28 52 20 2 47 9 2 0 0 12 8 4 12 18 37 0 147 14 1 127 50 6 8 193 95 29 19 18 159 203 118 736

Difference 72 9 8 7 5 5 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -3 -4 -6 -6 -8 -8 -9 -10 -10 -12 -13 -15 -16 -17 -19 -25 -26 -32 -36 -51

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% Diff 6.8% 27.3% 12.5% 116.7% 500.0% 500.0% 250.0% 57.1% 66.7% NA NA NA 25.0% 9.1% 4.0% 3.7% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% -2.1% -10.0% -33.3% -100.0% -100.0% -14.3% -20.0% -33.3% -20.0% -18.2% -14.0% -100.0% -5.2% -36.4% -90.0% -7.3% -16.7% -66.7% -61.9% -7.2% -14.4% -37.0% -50.0% -58.1% -14.1% -13.6% -23.4% -6.5% -5.7%


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USTRC

GOLD PLUS by Ty Hillman

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his is my first day back in the office from the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Watching ropers win thousands of dollars in high pressure situations always pumps me up and motivates me. Whether it is the U.S. Open Championship, the #8 Shoot-Out, the National Finals Rodeo, or the Super Bowl, I love watching people compete under pressure. Seeing people control their emotions and stay focused when tens of thousands of dollars are on the line is awesome to watch. I think I like it so much because it motivates me to work at whatever I am doing and to do it to the best of my ability. It reminds me that the ones who prepare the most, win the most. In his article last month, Walt Woodard said, “What I discovered is when you’re under pressure, it’s the execution of fundamentals that makes you succeed.” Only those who work hard and prepare correctly have the discipline to execute the fundamentals in those pivotal situations. Although I have not roped very much or competed for a few years now, my experience at the Cinch NFTR has re-motivated me to start roping again. I want to commend the USTRC staff for a job well done. From the secretaries to the announcers and timers, to the chute and cattle crews, to the stall office, and everyone in between; everyone did a fantastic job. I also want to thank you, the ropers, for your great support. I had the opportunity to visit with a few of you who had problems or misunderstandings with rules, entries, or stalls. I apologize for any issues that arose, but I appreciate your flexibility and understanding. I really enjoyed visiting with all of you and have some great ideas for next year. There is truly something to do for everyone and never a dull moment at the Cinch NFTR. Between the ropings at Guthrie and the Challenge Arena, the SSG Junior Looper, the goat ropings, the free clinics in the Purina Arena, the vendors, the bible studies, and the rope horse preview and sale, there was always something to do. I really enjoyed listening to the various speakers including Walt Woodard, Kory Koontz, Speed Williams, Rube Woolsey, and Rickey

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Green, who spoke at the Purina Arena. I was surprised there were not bigger crowds as students normally pay these professionals hundreds of dollars to hear them speak. Thanks to Purina and Equibrand, these speakers gave clinics in Barn 3 for free all week. My favorite part of the week happened during the #12 Gold Plus division where Ryan and Terry Leatherwood roping from the 16th callback position made a great run and ended up winning first place in the Average. I felt bad for all of the teams who had misfortune but it was cool to see a son/father team win the Average and pocket $45,400. Since they were the high money winners of the roping, they immediately had to find different partners to compete in a rope-off for the Dodge truck, which is awarded to the high money winner and the Case tractor which is awarded to the second high money winner. The rope-off is a match where each team gets all four steers and a miss constitutes as 60 seconds rather than a “No Time.” Ryan chose Jeff Smith, one of our USTRC roping producers and Ryan’s boss, to be his partner while Terry chose Enoch Mcgill who also works for Jeff Smith and is Ryan’s co-worker and best friend. It got really interesting after both teams missed the first steer. To see the match turn into a competition among family and friends was really entertaining as Ryan and Jeff bested Enoch and Terry allowing Ryan to win the Dodge truck and Terry to win the Case tractor. Even though I had a blast at the Cinch NFTR, I am happy to be home. We are quickly approaching my favorite time of year, as I love the holidays. I have been so blessed to have such a great family. Not only do I love spending time with them, but I love the holiday atmosphere. It is a great time to remember everything that we have to be thankful for and also a great time to bless others who are not as fortunate. Please take this Christmas season to think how fortunate we are. If times are tough and you cannot think of a single thing, at least you can be thankful you live in this great country. That alone is truly a blessing.

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USTRC INSIDER

By Julie Bryant

Yes, it’s that time of year when the organizations you belong to start sending you those letters. You know, the ones that say “Dear Valued Member,” or maybe your name spelled wrong or with your first name and middle initial, like it’s your first name. Then they ask you for your continued support. Guilty. USTRC, like every other organization you belong to, depends on the loyalty of its members to keep the doors open. Membership fees pay for the overhead of keeping the organization rolling and the expenses aren’t unlike what you face everyday in your own family. Electricity, building maintenance and upkeep, phone service, Internet and the list goes on. Even more importantly, those fees pay for the livelihood of the employees who answer the phones, man events and provide services to the members. Key to that loyalty, however, is that USTRC has to earn it. Fortunately, while almost every other segment of the equine industry suffered major decreases in its membership over the past three years, USTRC held fairly steady and for good reason. Because the organization’s business principles have always been conservative, the funding it received through membership fees and event participation has been closely monitored and frugally applied. It has also stuck to one of its long-held policies, providing quality competitions with integrity. “One of the major functions of the USTRC is to classify ropers who compete in the sport,” said President Kirk Bray. “For more than twenty years USTRC has been charged with 18 / DECEMBER 2010

maintaining a level playing field for all ropers to compete on. Without a classification system, there would be no place in the sport for novice and amateur ropers and surely no growth. So, for the member, when they invest in a membership with USTRC, they are actually investing in the longevity and integrity of the sport.” With the support of its membership base, USTRC was able to develop the TRIAD classification system, the most valued and accurate classification system in the sport and among any equine organization that offers classification. “USTRC has always done the heavy lifting when it comes to classifying the ropers” said Bray. “The TRIAD system is much more objective about the ropers ability and its highly preferred to the days when classifications were set by a committee casting their subjective vote. You can see it in the number of producers that require the TRIAD number from the roper. Even though they may not be affiliated with USTRC at all, they respect and appreciate the system.” Besides the value of the nation’s most trusted classification system, USTRC membership brings value with each of its membership levels. Every member receives a basic package of services. These services include a distinctive card with the name of the member USTRC ID number and handicap classification, along with 12 monthly issues of the only magazine solely devoted to team roping, SuperLooper Magazine, maintenance of each member’s individual record of earnings and accomplishments, a monthly e-newsletter and eligibility to compete in more than 80 sanctioned events and 350 affiliate events nationwide. “Probably one of the most valuable aspects to memberships are the Flex Earnings that are automatically provided once a member ropes,” said Bray. “Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings which qualifies them automatically to rope at any Regional Finals. Gold Plus


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I Like Rate like a horse that will rate. What is rate? Some people might call it cowing up. Whatever you want to call it, I like the feel of a horse that will go to position, hover there and let me rope without having to pull on the reins to show him where I like to rope from. Some horses just have it naturally, as you get to a steer they start to slow up and match the steer’s speed. I personally think that I can rope so much better on a heel horse that I can set up before the corner starts and then just let him go and kick and push him into position and know that he won’t run over a steer. When a heel horse has a natural feel for your position, you can completely release your roping talent because you aren’t having to use so much of your ability to just get to position. You’re always going to heel better on a horse that you can stay up over and drive because you don’t have the tendency to sit down and pull like you would on a horse that is too free. Some horses that actually cheat and don’t get close enough for you to rope can cause some problems, but I would rather have a heel horse that is a little cheater than a heel horse that has no rate and is too free. How do you teach rate if your horse doesn’t have enough? Sometimes you can put the horse in the position you want to rope from and then drop the reins down and let him rate at that position. If he starts to get too close pick him up, slow him down, put him back into position and then release pressure on the reins. If you do it enough, some horses will figure out that you’re showing them a certain position. Not all horses will learn like this. Some horses are stupid and you have to figure out different ways to communicate with them. With some horses, you can start the rating process like this: before you get to position really set the horse down and make him stop several times, until when you come to the steer he thinks you’re going to pull on him and stop. Then you

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can start to give him his head and let him rate because he is thinking about stopping. It doesn’t hurt to let this kind of horse cheat you a little for a while until you have a pattern built of him wanting to rate. A head horse is a little different story. It’s like my uncle Walt says, “If they say they have a horse with a lot of run, it means he has no rate. And if they say they have a horse with a lot of rate, it means he can’t run.” I believe most headers never get all the speed out of their horses because they run too tight, so they start to pull on their horses before they get there so they don’t run over the steer. Also, some of these horses naturally slow down without the header rating him because they don’t want to run over the cow and the header has brought them in too narrow. How much rate do I like in a head horse? Well, I always thought I liked a horse to rate at the hip, but I noticed that if I started roping as soon as I got to the hip then these horses started rating back behind the hip or a coil back. Then if I roped a coil back, these horses started rating two coils back and pretty soon they just start loping. When heading, I like a horse that keeps running until his head gets up by the horns. I want him to keep running all the way up beside the steer, just not pass him. This allows me to rope a coil back or at the hip and my horse keeps running. It doesn’t bother me to rope heading on the gain with very much rate as long as I have some width. How do I teach a horse this? As you deliver, continue to ride your horse forward through the delivery and let him gain a little on the cow. As you pull your slack, then he can slow down a little when you go to the horn. Try to teach him to continue to run through the delivery. Again, I say if you will stay three to four feet wide, you won’t need as much rate. Also, I say I like rate, but in a head horse I would rather have no rate than too much because the ropings are so tough you have to have a horse that will run. Your Friend,

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They don’t realize the horse starts to listen for the swing, and will anticipate and move in the direction he thinks he should, even when it’s not the right time. In this case, the horse is actually trying too hard. Anticipation is one of the horse’s most advantageous traits, but it can also work against him if the horse outthinks the rider, whether it’s about working a cow, running barrels, performing a reining pattern, or anything else. Anticipation can be a great training tool, but if we don’t have control, it can come back to haunt us.

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e all want to rope off horses that move freely and smoothly, rapidly responding to our cues. Yet many times horses get “sticky” and shut down or duck out during a run. This is where a lot of ropers can lose a finger or thumb, because the horse shuts down too early and the rider has a finger or thumb in the coil. There are two basic causes: the horse is misreading or not reading the individual steer, and instead is just working out of a pattern. Or, the rider is causing the problem because of his/her body language and wrong cues. For example, when heading, you may be leaning and the horse starts turning out of habit in response, even when it’s not the right time. Or if you’re heeling, you may be swinging and trying to sit down too early and pulling up on the horse’s head. In either case, the horse is picking up on the rider’s cues, which are inconsistent with what the steer is doing. Anticipation on the horse’s part can also cause him to make errors. Many riders always rope in the same spot after the second or third swing. 24 / DECEMBER 2010

Realize that your horse can’t stay at a high performance level 100% of the time. You need to give him the opportunity to let down and do something other than always work on his discipline. A top level competition horse doesn’t always need to be roped off all the time. You must take the time to maintain foundation basics, otherwise it will start to cost you some money in the arena. One way for a header to reinforce that solid foundation is to track steers on a horse for a while. When you do rope, don’t always catch on the second or third swing, if that’s how you usually do it. Make sure you are setting up the horse properly so he can perform to his best ability. For example, make sure the horse’s shoulders are square behind the steer, so the horse isn’t ducking out of the pocket. I also like to practice with a Heel-o-Matic because I think it’s a good tool that, when used right, will consistently keep a horse’s foundation solid. continued on page 26


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With heeling horses, I’ve found that anticipation is usually less of a problem than it can be with heading horses. When it does happen, it’s usually the rider’s fault. I want to be able to consistently swing over that steer’s back without the horse shutting down and anticipating the stop. I also want my heel horse to act like a cow horse and read the steer. He has to be able to read and rate cattle, just like any other cow horse. If the horse is reading and rating the steer, he’ll put the rider in position to have the best delivery possible. He should stay in rhythm with the steer until I complete my delivery.

Get Practical To “unstick” a horse so he won’t anticipate delivery, I recommend doing a lot of tracking of cattle or using the Heel-o-Matic until the horse gets comfortable with the “sweet spot,” which is to say, the position where I have the best percentage of roping that steer. I want the horse to stay in that zone and listen to my swing, but be prepared. When I go to pick up my slack and Sit down, that horse should almost be in a backup mode. Whether I’m heading or heeling, I want to shape my horse’s ribcage and shoulders. On a head horse, I want him to be straight. We used to think it was all about the shoulders, but we also need to bend that ribcage so the horse can get his left hind leg up underneath him and set it, so he’s ready for the jerk of the steer. It’s really like doing a counterbend in motion. On a heel horse, I want his nose to be away from the steer so he doesn’t cover up my shot. This allows me to have my best delivery. With your competition horse, you need to over-exaggerate the correction in the practice pen. Keep in mind that your legs play a big role in correcting and keeping the horse traveling the way he should. If you are kicking the horse too much, you are desensitizing him to your leg. Then when you get in a jam and really need the horse to move, you kick but don’t get the response you need. Work on softening the horse to your leg. Use a 1-2-3-4 sequence, with 1 being squeeze with your leg, 2 being pressing harder with your leg, 3 being kicking the horse, and 4 using your spur. Only increase the pressure to the next level if you don’t get a response to the first level you used. Notice that spur is the last resort. Spurs are a great tool, but they can work against you and cause a horse to become “spur-bound,” to where he’s actually leaning into the spur. Never “pick” at the horse with either your leg or spur. When a horse ducks out, he’s not listening to your leg. But once the horse responds to 26 / DECEMBER 2010

the feel of your leg, you can keep him from ducking out by pushing his ribcage and shoulder back in. To avoid a horse getting “sticky” in the first place, don’t catch the steer too soon during training sessions on your horse. Don’t always take your first shot. The horse will start anticipating if you always take your first shot, but if you don’t, then you keep the horse engaged. Outside riding away from the arena and steers will play a big role in your horse performing well. So many times ropers don’t ride unless they’re roping. You have to do maintenance on these horses to keep them broke and soft. If all you do is rope steers every day, problems will eventually arise. Horses need to be ridden and used to keep their handle sharp.


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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 horsemanship courses and roping 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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ff in the distance the sun hung on the horizon and slowly made its way out of sight. It was a quiet stillness and it always made the hour at dusk one of comfort and relaxation. Ezquiel** rose from his sentry post under the large blooming agave century plant that loomed high above his head. He yawned and stretched and listened to the approaching night sounds. Off in the distance a chaparral cussed a rattler and Ezquiel knew it would be dark before he got back to the camp. The clear, dry desert air was good for his mindset. He loved the desert and he loved all it stood for. Somewhere a dove called in the darkening hour and probably waited for coyotes to move away from the water. Thinking about that Ezquiel guzzled water from his leather pouch, swished it in his mouth and spit it out. Nothing like a cool drink of water as the desert sun set. The Sonoran Desert was his home and had been for as long as he could remember. It didn’t matter that his father worked the nearby ranches and that

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Scottsdale was filling daily with people looking for gold. The Indians had the area all to themselves for centuries now and Ezqueil appreciated them for leaving a little for him. Scottsdale is a combination of Native American culture and American Cowboy lore. Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. The magic of Scottsdale begins with the fact it sits smack dab in the middle of the lush Sonoran Desert. With Indigo skies that beckon you to come out of doors to explore the trails, the rivers and the mountains, it is an area that reaches out to grab you and will not turn loose. Scottsdale will welcome the Lasso Del Sol the last full weekend of 2010 and will kick off the New Year 2011. Scottsdale’s sunny skies and idyllic weather make experiencing the beauty of the desert almost habit forming and adding a roping like the Lasso Del Sol will make the event all that much memorable. Kick off the adventure of a desert vacation with some good USTRC team roping. You can’t help but have a good time with a hike on one of the city’s scenic trails or how about eco-tours, horseback


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riding, mountain biking or water sports like river rafting and kayaking. You can also take to the sky with air tours, hot air ballooning and other locally offered aerial adventures. Scottsdale is yours for the asking,

yours to enjoy and explore. Scottsdale is one of the world’s premier business and vacation destinations. There is no doubt you will appreciate the warm Southwestern hospitality that embraces visitors and residents alike. If you love team roping you will love attending a team roping like the Lasso Del Sol in Scottsdale. As Ezquiel made his way down the sandy desert trail he watched and listened. Off in the distance an owl called to his mate and she answered. The magic of the desert reminded him of the Native American healing spas that soothe your body and soul. The desert was good for what ailed you and Ezquiel couldn’t help but smile. He loved it and he would never leave. It had captured his soul and given him a zest for life. That is the way of the desert; it heals your hurts and nourishes your soul. ** Fictitious Name for Writer’s Intent

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$10,000 to Year End High Point Header and Heeler $5,000 to runners-up.

US Open Tour

STANDINGS

HEADERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Chad Masters................31 David Motes .................28 David Key.....................25 Turtle B. Powell ............20 Trevor Brazile ...............18 Derrick J. Begay............16 Justin V. Davis ...............16

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Drew Horner.................15 Wade Kreutzer ..............10 Kevin Stewart .................9 Jered A. Hollaway............9 Jeff K. Kanady.................7 Tee Woolman ..................7 Aaron Tsinigine...............6

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Jake Cooper....................5 Garrett L. Tonozzi............4 Charly B. Crawford..........4 Ryan Motes ....................3 Tate Kirchenschlager .......2 Cory W. Kidd V ................2 Ty N. Blasingame ............1

HEELERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Jade Corkill ..................45 Rich Skelton .................26 Ryan Motes ..................20 Jhett Johnson................17 Cory Petska ..................16 Steve Northcott ............14 Justin L. Copp...............13

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8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Jimmie R Cooper ..........11 T. J. Watts.....................10 Travis Graves ................10 Todd Wilson....................9 Buddy E. Hawkins II........9 Tyler D. Magnus ..............7 Travis Woodard ...............7

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Brock G. Hanson.............6 Trey Johnson III...............6 Russell Cardoza Jr...........5 Allen L. Bach..................3 Clint Summers.............. 2 Blake D. Stocker .............2


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The Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping concluded on October 31, 2010 at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, in solid fashion offering $3.67 million in prize money and $625,000 in prizes to 7,032 teams. Produced by the United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC), the world’s leading team roping organization based in Stephenville, Texas, the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping exceeded all expectations. From 15-year-old Wesley Thorp of Throckmorton, Texas, who won more than $65,000, to the Connecticut team of Tyler and Cody Christensen of Guilford, who had the roping of their life to win the reserve in the #10 and split $49,000, the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping was filled with stories of euphoric success and bitter disappointment as the competition rolled through nine sun-filled days. “I think most people in the competition segment of the horse industry would agree that the economy is still wreaking havoc, but this Finals proved that team ropers are a community of people very engaged and passionate about their sport,” said USTRC President Kirk Bray. “For 21 years this event has served the industry as a true National Finals where ropers from all across the United States and abroad come to compete for the sports richest purse and most coveted prizes.” The Championship event awarded a total of 10 United States Championship titles and 9 National Finals titles which not only came with the cash prize, but custom Martin Trophy championship saddles, Gist Silversmiths Gold buckles, full-quill ostrich Tony Lama boots and Western Horseman commemorative prints. Furthermore, two Dodge RAM Cummins Diesel 4 X 4 trucks were awarded to the high money-earning Gold Plus member champions in two divisions, along with two Case IH tractors being awarded to the reserve high money-earning Gold Plus champions in those divisions. The event launched Saturday, October 23, with a real crowd pleaser, the US Open Championships preliminary rounds. “The opening weekend of the Finals is akin to watching the Masters in golf,” said Bray. “The top ropers in the industry compete on a level that is truly the pinnacle and it’s a great chance to see the best in action. The only real difference is that the PGA likely wouldn’t have lots of kids playing alongside the green,” alluding to the number of families who attend the event. Taking the U.S. Open Championship, which offered $202,600, was former PRCA World Champion Chad Masters of Clarksville, Tennessee, and partner Jade Corkill of Lipan, Texas. The team roped five head in a time of 44.52 seconds to win $71,600. Corkill was also the US Open Tour heeling champion, while Gable Hildebrand of Bartlett, Kansas, was the Tour heading champion. Both were awarded $10,000 bonus checks for their year-end achievements. The largest purse of the event was found in the #9 ShootOut, offering a total of $405,900, to 443 teams. One of the


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few high callback teams to keep it together in the short round, the team of Joe D. Jones of Macon, Mississippi, and partner 17-yearold Coledon Harmon of Stephenville, Texas, roping together for the first time, roped four in a time of 35.81 to win $100,700. Taking the #15 Shoot-Out was the team of Drew Horner of Plano, Texas, and 13-year-old Brady Norman of Springer, Oklahoma. The team earned $71,000 of the $279,800 purse, roping five head in a time of 37.73 seconds. Bringing home earnings of $81,000 of the $322,400 purse to Louisiana was Natie C. Johnson of Choudrant and another 13year-old, Cody Hogan of Pelican. That duo roped five head in a time of 38.24 seconds for the win in the #13 Shoot-Out. In the #12 Shoot-Out Peggy Bach of Millsap, Texas shared the winning prize of $76,900 with the partner she met the day of the event, B.J. Thompson of Pitkin, Louisiana. That duo roped in a time of 30.32 seconds on four head to take their share of the $298,500 purse. It was a moving moment in the #12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out, offering a purse of $220,500, when father and son team Terry and Ryan Leatherwood, of Grady, New Mexico, and Sterling, Kansas, respectively, came from the 16th callback position and roped in a time of 32.63 seconds on four head to win $45,500, with Ryan winning the RAM truck and Terry taking home the Case tractor in a rope-off. Stephenville, Texas, realtor Jamie Mader-Hayden and her partner, high school freshman Wesley Thorp of Throckmorton, Texas, brought home $93,500 of the $374,900 purse in the #11 Shoot-Out. The team roped in a time of 32.78 seconds on four head for the win. Mader-Hayden also won the Cruel Girl All Girl Championships with partner Jimmi Jo Montera of Greeley, Colorado, roping four steers in a time of 31.81 seconds to win $15,500 of the $57,800 purse. With a nod to the veterans of the sport, the Century Championships, for ropers whose ages total 100 or more, went to Arkansans Ronnie Carter of Berryville and Eddie Cole of Branch, roping in a time of 30.76 seconds on four to earn $16,600 of the $75,400 purse. The #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out brought out 1975 NFR calf roping qualifier Don Smith of Hodgen, Oklahoma, and partner Anthony Echelle, a civil engineer from Glencoe, Oklahoma, to run for the $202,800 purse, along with the RAM truck and Case

tractor. Roping four steers in a time of 34.52 seconds, the team scored earnings of $42,900, with Smith capturing the truck and Echelle the tractor in the rope-off. Newlywed Andrew Lux of Ozark, Arkansas, shared the spoils of the #10 Shoot-Out win with partner Jordan Johnson, who farms with his dad in Summers, Arkansas. Lux, who works in fiber optics and computers, and Johnson earned $89,400 of the $350,200 purse roping in a time of 32.54 seconds on four. The event ended on a high note with more than $203,400 offered to 289 teams in the #8. Frankfort, Kansas, native Willie Schooler and his partner, Larry J. Nutch, of Alma, Kansas, teamed up to come out of the fourth callback position to win the #8 with a time of 36.4 on four head to win $45,100. The 2011 Cinch National Finals of Team Roping will be held October 22-30 at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. Ropers qualify for the event by earning “shoot-out� positions during the more than 85 USTRC sanctioned events around the country, as well as its seven Regional Finals. For more information, contact the USTRC at www.ustrc.com or by calling 254.968.0002.

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Chad Masters

Jade Corkill

By Melinda Clements

N

otoriety has a special connotation. Perhaps eminence is a better word but just doesn’t quite fit the scenario. Famous doesn’t fit either because none of them look at it that way. Some of them are humble while others are distant and aloof. Without fail they may even be a bit misunderstood and miscalculated. My grandmother once said, “I don’t care who you are or where you came from you still put your pants on one leg at a time.” The thing to understand is they are just like you and I. They rope, they practice, they play hard and rope with a precision seriousness that defies explanation. They get frustrated and they are humbled over a mere miscalculation. So where does our awe and devoted appreciation come from if we are all so much alike? Why can’t we picture ourselves doing and being who and what they are? What makes us stand back and dream their dream? What shocks us if they fail or fall short? Why is our vision the one they have already captured and why do we hang onto their dreams wishing we could be that and more? Why do we hold our breath when they rope and sigh and cry when they fail? They are the Open ropers of the United States Team Roping 40 / DECEMBER 2010

Championships and they possess a certain mystique that keeps us all intertwined with their successes, their failures, their ups and their downs. We follow their careers with a wishful determination that belies our own interests and imaginings. As the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum filled up with some fifty plus of the best team ropers in the business, roping fans settled in for an excitment-packed and competitive five rounds of the best team roping to unfold during the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Following an impressive opening that ensured everyone present that God and patriotism are alive and well in the roping and rodeo business, the US Open Championships got underway. Each team would rope five steers and as the evening progressed the fans became more involved as they watched their favorites rise or fall as circumstances dictated. “This is the best Open roping in the country,” one interested observer commented. “I always try to come and watch the Open during the Finals. You won’t see any better ropers nor any stiffer competition.” That seemed to be the general consensus from all the participating enthusiasts in the stands.


repeat. When all the dirt cleared and the clocks stopped the elder and younger Motes took the lead away with a time of 45.14 on six head . “And Then There Was One,” and what a team it was. Chad Masters and Jade Corkill were the high back team and they were sitting solid. The pair needed a 7.58 to secure the win and $71,600. This run was the definition and illustration of what good team roping is about. It was the epitome of competition, talent, discipline, aggression and hunger embedded in the strands of a nylon rope. When Masters nodded every spectator in the building sucked in air and when Corkill secured both heels everyone exhaled. Spread across the digital clock like a flashing neon light was 6.97 and Corkill and Masters were the 2010 United States Open Champion Ropers. And how sweet it is!

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As the afternoon unfolded through five head of steers and one short go round steer, the competition became fierce. The event proved to be great entertainment as the crowd expressed its delight or shock with “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” depending on what occurred on the arena floor. When the short go round came together there were twenty teams who rallied to get a sixth steer for an Average that would pay $71,600 for first place. The winners would also take home Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Gold Championship buckles, Tony Lama TLX Full Quill Ostrich boots and Western Horseman framed Collectors prints. Second place would secure $38,800 and Gist Reserve Championship buckles. It was a fantastic prize line. The short go round of the Open Championships proved to be one of the most exciting ropings to watch in a long time. It kept almost every fan on the edge of their seat while the best in the business pursued first place. As the top twelve of the dirty dozen counted down, the three high call back teams sat placidly in the wings waiting for their turn to rope. They were a calculating and composed bunch. The lead changed hands five times by the time the third high call back team of Luke Brown and Martin Lucero rode into the box. The pair needed an 8.64 to take the lead in the Average and when they posted a time of 6.95 it brought the crowd to their feet. This was, indeed, some good team roping. However, the second high call back team of David and Ryan Motes wasn’t about to be undone. This roping in this building had special significance for the senior Motes. He had won the PRCA World Championship here in 1977 and more than anything he wanted to

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US Open Placed Header/Heeler Chad Masters 1 Jade Corkill

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

4th Go

Clarksville, TN Lipan, TX

7.89

7.89

6.91

Hometown

5th Go

Total on 5

Short Go

Total on 6

Amt Won

7.85

7.01 37.55 6.97 44.52

$71,600

2

David Motes Ryan Motes

Tolar, TX Weatherford, TX

6.93

7.29

8.13

7.74

7.77 37.86 7.28 45.14

$38,800

3

Luke Brown Martin Lucero

Stephenville, TX Stephenville, TX

7.35

7.83

7.31

7.85

8.36 38.70 6.95 45.65

$29,300

4

Charly B Crawford Russell Cardoza

Llano, TX Farmington, CA

7.40

8.62

8.01

8.23

7.77 40.03 7.32 47.35

$21,000

5

Matt Sherwood Cory Petska

Pima, AZ Lexington, OK

7.37

6.85

7.22 12.97 6.53 40.94 6.51 47.45

$9,900

6

Jake Cooper Jimmie R Cooper

Monument, NM Monument, NM

7.25 10.84 7.37

8.23

7.54 41.23 6.82 48.05

$0

7

Mikey E Fletcher Cole Bigbee

Mineola, TX Stephenville, TX

8.38

8.29

8.43

7.61 41.02 7.14 48.16

$0

8

Blake H Hughes Steve Orth

Sulphur, OK Guthrie, OK

7.52 11.80 8.65

7.28

6.51 41.76 6.76 48.52

$0

9

Jake Barnes Cody W Doescher

Scottsdale, AZ Oklahoma City, OK

6.87

7.98

8.78

7.75 13.53 44.91 5.73 50.64

$0

10

Morgan Jones Brad Culpepper

Leishton, AL Ashburn, GA

9.46

8.72

7.38

7.41

$0

1 -1

Speed Williams Clay O Cooper

De Leon, TX Morgan Mill, TX

6.54

8.91

9.09 17.20 0.00 41.74

0.00

$3,000

1 -2

Travis J Tryan Rich Skelton

Santo, TX Llano, TX

6.62

0.00

7.21

0.00

0.00

$2,000

1 -3

Jake Barnes Cody W Doescher

Scottsdale, AZ Oklahoma City, OK

6.87

7.98

8.78

7.75 13.53 44.91 5.73 50.64

$1,000

2-1

Bubba S Buckaloo Nick P Rowland

Kingston, OK Antlers, OK

13.37 6.01

6.57

0.00

0.00

$3,000

2-2

Gable Hilderbrand Joe R Smith

Bartlett, KS Brodhead, WI

12.77 6.09 17.54 6.71 11.79 54.90 0.00

0.00

$2,000

2-3

Andrew E Ward Reagan G Ward

Edmond, OK Edmond, OK

3-1

Bubba S Buckaloo Nick P Rowland

Kingston, OK Antlers, OK

3-2

Chad Masters Jade Corkill

Clarksville, TN Lipan, TX

3-3

Wade Kreutzer Todd Wilson

4-1 4-2

8.18 41.15 10.50 51.65

6.20 20.03

0.00 25.95

6.65

0.00

0.00

5.82 12.47

0.00

$1,000

13.37 6.01

6.57

0.00

0.00 25.95

0.00

$3,000

6.91

7.85

7.01 37.55 6.97 44.52

$2,000

La Veta, CO Limon, CO

12.53 20.80 6.98

0.00

0.00 40.31

0.00

$1,000

Erich J Rogers Anthony Calmelat

Round Rock, AZ Tucson, AZ

11.88 0.00

4.99

0.00 16.87

0.00

$3,000

Joel Bach Allen L Bach

Millsap, TX Millsap, TX

8.17 12.37 13.88 5.29

0.00 39.71

0.00

$2,000

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0.00

8.31

7.89

7.89

0.00

“I was very nervous,” Corkill admitted. “I just got off by myself and focused on what had to be done. This roping means a lot to me. I have placed in this roping a lot but to finally win it means so much.” Masters was also nervous. “You can’t put that much pressure on yourself,” he elaborated. “This has been a long time coming and it is very sweet. You can’t rush things. You have to be careful when you watch the other ropers. A roping like this one can be very distracting and cause you to lose your focus.” Both Corkill and Masters believe the way they rope has changed as they have grown and matured. “It is a lot different roping now than when you are a kid. Money doesn’t mean anything to you when you are a kid. You rope for fun and then you


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rope for money. There is a difference.� As the pair handled interviews and then headed toward the prize area the crowd quickly dispersed. Conversation after conversation expressed tremendous appreciation for the competitiveness and entertaining qualities the Open Roping exhibited. Perhaps our infatuation with the

Luke S. Brown

3rd

Open Roping is the fact that it illustrates in a very candid manner what roping is all about. It has everything to do with hoping on a day-to-day basis that we, too, will one day hone our talents and commit to being one of the elite group of competitors who call team roping their sport of choice. The Open ropers work hard, just like we do, to attain the

Martin Lucero

Matt Sherwood

things they have gained. That makes the dream accessible to you and I as well. We all face the same challenges, the same struggles, the same ups and downs as everyone else. Nothing was more evident in the Open Championships at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping and these are the best in the business. n

David Motes

2nd

Ryan Motes

Charly B. Crawford

4th

Russell Cardoza

5th

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Ryan Leatherwood By Melinda Clements

C

Terry D. Leatherwood

Now, imagine if you will, the biggest team roping in the world. Imagine wanting to go and participate and thinking how very special it would be to rope there with your dad. It was your dad who believed in you when he should have had doubts, who helped and supported you through the years. Your dad, who you sometimes hated because he demanded so much but who you loved because in some ways he was and is everything you want to be. Think for a minute about your boss and your friends and all their support and friendship. And think about how it would be to rope with the best of the best. Dreams do come true, you know! Usually through no plan or effort of our own but through the grace of God who defines each of us in some fashion. Sometimes we don’t even know they are dreams. They are so remote, we have already marked them off because if nothing else, we are, indeed, realists. Age and maturity have a way of revealing a cruel, harsh dog-eatdog world out there with no place for daydreaming. Now, just for story’s sake, let us suppose all things lined up in

ome sit down with me. Take a load off your feet and rest awhile. I have a story to tell. It is one you can relate to because, you see, it applies to all of us. It is the dream we all share. Close your eyes a minute and picture if you will, a cowboy, a hard working man. He is used to hard work because that is the lifestyle he leads and there are some things that are really important to him; God for one, good horses for another, warm summer days and team roping. Despite his hard working days of endless hours this cowboy finds a minute here and there to make a few team roping runs, for fun mostly. He’s not half bad at it and the good horse between his legs knows the routine. You see, they are partners. Eighteen years of partnership through hardship, joy, tears and laughter, all shared with the partner Ryan Leatherwood (right) with Ty Hillman and Mike Orman, president of Dodge Rodeo and his wife, Lori. beneath the saddle. 44 / DECEMBER 2010


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Buckles on a four steer average. The high money winner would drive home a 2010 Crew Cab 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel pickup. Second high money winner would take home a Case JX 75 Model tractor. That is not the dream, my friend, that is the reality. Makes you sit up and notice, doesn’t it? Let’s put a name and face to this good ole boy! Ryan Leatherwood resides in Sterling, Kansas. His dad, Terry and his wife, LaNelle, live in Grady, New Mexico. Ryan and Terry were the sixteenth high call back team going into the short go round of the #12 Gold Plus. They don’t practice because they live too far apart. They do like to rope. It is part of the lifestyle and cowboying has been a part of who Terry Leatherwood (seated) with Tony Wisker and Russell Solomon of they are forever. Case IH Tractor, and Ty Hillman Both men roped well during the duration of the the universe and you did go to the Cinch USTRC National Finals #12 Gold Plus. They were just pleased to be in the short go of Team Roping. You had worked hard, saved for it, practiced round and even if things fell apart and they ended up last when time allowed and as fate would have it, you and your dad there would be some monetary compensation. There is always ended up entered in the #12 Gold Plus roping at the NFTR. blessing if you look for it. All you wanted was to rope well, catch all your cattle and When Ryan and Terry rode into the box for their short maybe, hope beyond hope, get your fees back and pay your round steer they just wanted to catch and have a good solid travel expenses. A little pocket change and fellowship would be run. With all systems intact and go, the pair posted a time of an added bonus. 7.24 to take the lead in the Average. Everything was good. They Now, sit up straight here because this is where reality and wouldn’t be in last place and maybe their part of the prize line dreams coincide. Call it fate, destiny, divine connection or would cover expenses. The pair rode out of the arena satisfied messages from the stars but this cowboy, (he could be you, me and pleased. It was fun. or your best friend) this man of the land, this good “ole” boy Sitting at the back of the arena near the catch pen two was thrust into the realms of a dream he never even thought cowboys enjoyed watching the rest of the #12 Gold Plus possible much less actually conjured up in his mind. unfold. Terry got off his horse, settled in and embraced the Picture in your mind the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals action. It was a tight roping with some good competition. One of Team Roping, the short go round of the #12 Gold Plus with point eight seconds separated the first and tenth place teams. thirty teams coming back to rope one more steer. There was an However, the more Terry watched the more he began to see. unbelievable prize line of $45,400 and Gist Championship When the tenth high call back team rode into the box he

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and Ryan were still leading the Average in the roping. He may have shivered. He may have remotely adopted a notion but he shook it off and continued to watch. Team after team faced their own struggles. Still Terry and Ryan Leatherwood maintained the lead. Ryan was just hoping for tenth place. He, too, began to see the possibilities. It wasn’t going to happen that way. One thing is real the other is a dream or wish. Seven-tenths of a second separated the first and fourth place teams. Still the Leatherwoods were solid, holding down first place. Teams just kept failing to make qualified runs. Terry got on his horse. “This might actually come together,” he thought. “It could actually happen.” Somewhere in the grandstands LaNelle Leatherwood was cheering. She cheered louder with every run

#12 Gold Plus Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler Ryan Leatherwood 1 Terry D Leatherwood

Hometown Sterling, KS Grady, NM

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

8.10

8.80

8.49

9.18

7.46

8.32

9.22

8.11

8.14

that took place. Pretty soon she led a whole section of fans around her. Two teams to go and our good ole boys from Kansas began jumping up and down. “I couldn’t even understand how this was coming down,” Ryan Leatherwood said in total shock. “I think it is going to work.” When the last two high call back teams failed to make qualified runs the house came down and Terry and Ryan Leatherwood rode back into the arena. The crowd was euphoric. The building was a bedlam of disbelief. How does the sixteenth high call back team become the champions of the #12 Gold Plus? What circumstances dictate that kind of thing to actually happen? As interviews were conducted, photographs taken and prizes awarded it was the conditions of which dreams are made. Following Total Short Total Amt a brief rope off Ryan Leatherwood on 3 Go on 4 Won was awarded the Dodge Truck and 25.39 7.24 32.63 $45,400 Terry Leatherwood would take the Case Tractor. 24.96 8.23 33.19 $28,400 Speechless and totally overwhelmed by emotion Ryan 25.47 7.75 33.22 $22,700 Leatherwood could not express what it meant to win the roping 24.97 8.32 33.29 $18,900 with his dad. “I don’t know what to say,” his 24.93 8.43 33.36 $17,000 voice tight with emotion. “Follow God,” Terry Leatherwood 27.20 6.63 33.83 $15,100 said. “Give it all to him and he will 26.00 8.38 34.38 $12,350 lead you through the rest.” It was the best advice he could have given.

Ronnie Carter Brad S Amos

Berryville, AR Sulphur Springs, AR

Lee E Cook

Belen, NM

Michael M Martinez

Los Lunas, NM

4

Ralph E Williams Kenny D Zamora

Skiatook, OK Las Vegas, NM

9.54

7.66

7.77

5

Travis Regensberg Kenny D Zamora

Las Vegas, NM Las Vegas, NM

8.54

8.38

8.01

6

A L Summerlin Antonio P Savedra

Shawnee, KS Shawnee, KS

9.49

8.44

9.27

7

Justen Nokes Jeff P Aylward

Juniata, NE Dickens, NE

9.39

7.91

8.70

Shawn D Stapleton

Sublette, KS

Tyrell Reynolds

Tribune, KS

9.85

7.72

8.02 25.59 8.79 34.38

$12,350

9

Walt Arnold Jared S Stoker

Silverton, TX Canyon, TX

8.58

8.37

7.94 24.89 9.60 34.49

$9,500

10

Witt J Crowser Mark Scheller

Lingle, WY Ault, CO

9.38

7.85

9.79 27.02 7.77 34.79

$7,600

11

Charlie D Brookins Micah L Lynch

Lone Oak, TX Meeker, OK

9.83

8.31

9.03 27.17 8.21 35.38

$1,200

12

Malcolm L Davis Will Allen

Oklahoma City, OK Purcell, OK

8.82

7.75

9.13 25.70 9.96 35.66

$1,200

13

Paul W McKinney Earl J Thomas

Bokoshe, OK Keota, OK

8.41

8.65

8.64 25.70 12.17 37.87

$1,200

14

Austin C Stephens Brian Potter

Dalhart, TX Dalhart, TX

8.30

7.86

8.87 25.03 13.08 38.11

$1,200

15

Mitchell Hembree Marshall F Hall

Danville, AL Franklin, KY

7.58

8.19

8.33 24.10 15.24 39.34

$1,200

16

Sid A Cooley Ken Matheson

Weatherford, TX Mesa, AZ

8.11

9.07

8.17 25.35 15.03 40.38

$1,200

17

Bob Dineen Tim Nelson

Ft Lupton, CO Lasalle, CO

7.45

7.62

8.00 23.07 0.00 23.07

$1,200

18

Jaymee Roach Louie L Molina

Banquete, TX Hebbronville, TX

8.93

7.52

6.78 23.23 0.00 23.23

$1,200

19

Chance L Wright Mike A Sanders

Punta Gorda, FL Wauchula, FL

6.94

7.26

9.21 23.41 0.00 23.41

$1,200

20

Jonas Gattis Clayton J Beavers

Ratcliff, AR Dardanelle, AR

8.20

7.54

8.05 23.79 0.00 23.79

$1,200

21

Steve Nolen Monty L Jacob

Weatherford, TX Tolar, TX

9.22

7.51

7.31 24.04 0.00 24.04

$1,200

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There is one note to this story. Close your eyes and listen. Following the roping events of the day in the midst of an almost deserted and quiet coliseum, a Kansas cowboy stood in his horse’s stall and held that horse’s head in his arms. “I promised you if I ever won a Shoot-Out I would let you retire,” he said with tears on his cheeks. “You earned this one. You have carried me, consoled me and made me a champion since you became mine as a yearling. Eighteen years to get to this point. I can buy a new horse now and take care of you from now on.” God is good and there is no greater story than a cowboy, his Maker, his family and his horse. That is what good stories are made of. n


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Ronnie Carter

2nd

Brad S. Amos

Ralph E. Williams

4th

Kenny D. Zamora

A.L. Summerlin

Lee E. Cook

3rd

Michael M. Martinez

Travis Regensberg

5th

Kenny D. Zamora

6th

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By Melinda Clements

T Don W. Smith

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Anthony Echelle

here is a first for everything. It is usually a memorable experience for whatever reason — you rarely forget your first kiss, your first taste of love, your first car, the first time you got on a horse or maybe the first time you picked up a rope and knew you were hooked for life. For Oklahoma header, Don Smith, he isn’t likely to forget his very first USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Through forty years of roping he had never roped at the Finals. The 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping will, no doubt, hold a special significance for this man. “At Fort Smith I actually got a couple of Shoot-Outs and some Flex Earnings and began making some phone calls to find some guys to rope with.” He actually stumbled onto his partner, Anthony Echelle, through Anthony’s dad who just happened to be a former classmate. “They told me Anthony was a good heeler and, boy, is he!” Smith elaborated. Echelle and Smith were the high call back team in the short go round of the #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum during the Cinch


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Don Smith (right) with Ty Hillman and Mike Orman, president of Dodge Rodeo and his wife, Lori.

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Anthony Echelle (second from right) with Steve Smith and Russell Solomon of Case IH Tractor and Ty Hillman

USTRC National Finals. It would prove to be a good coupling and the pair were right on track as the short round began. “I looked at this as just another steer,” Echelle said. “We just needed to go rope our roping. It was just one more run in what we had done all day.” As the pair watched the top thirty teams count down to their run they felt comfortable and solid in where they stood and what they had to do. Texas ropers, Greg McNutt and Dennis Fulfer had taken the lead in the Average with a time of 35.14 on four head and both Smith and Echelle knew they had to rope this one. They had been solid all day and there was no need to change things at this point. As the pair watched the second high

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#10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler Don W Smith 1 Anthony Echelle

Hometown Hodgen, OK Glencoe, OK

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 3

Short Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

9.00

7.98

7.90 24.88 9.64 34.52

$42,900

2

Greg L McNutt Dennis Fulfer

Dublin, TX Stephenville, TX

7.69

8.24 10.02 25.95 9.19 35.14

$26,800

3

Joanie K Ivy Randy McCracken

Amarillo, TX Stratford, TX

7.10 11.81 8.23 27.14 8.01 35.15

$21,500

Bill D Kennedy

Randolph, UT

Merrill K Staheli

Logandale, NV

9.25

5

Andy D Miller Ron Wells

Wellfleet, NE Valentine, NE

6

Greg D Williams Joey Pilgrim

Perkinston, MS Perkinston, MS

Travis Johnson Ferlin Charley

Tijeras, NM Albuquerque, NM

4

9.27

9.23 27.75 8.37 36.12

$17,900

10.49 8.97

9.26 28.72 9.70 38.42

$16,100

8.83 26.75 13.00 39.75

$14,300

8.07

9.85

and Echelle and Smith knew they had nailed the Average of the #10 7 14.43 9.46 7.76 31.65 8.28 39.93 $12,500 Gold Plus Shoot-Out to the wall. It was theirs and theirs alone and all Paul E Tucker Poplar Bluff, MO 8 7.93 11.60 13.94 33.47 7.11 40.58 $10,700 Daniel Dorris Harviell, MO that remained was determining who Steven J Myers Nashville, AR would take what home. A rope 9 8.48 8.87 16.57 33.92 7.10 41.02 $8,900 Brad Breedlove Ben Lomond, AR off ensued and the pair made Don R Shankles Granbury, TX partner selections. 10 9.75 11.17 9.20 30.12 11.09 41.21 $7,200 Gary Jacobs Vernon, TX Following an intense but fun Ben Lolley Dubach, LA rope off it was determined Smith 11 13.86 8.43 9.61 31.90 10.00 41.90 $1,200 Darrell Cripps Pineville, LA would get the Dodge truck and Cameron Felts Cypress, TX 12 9.44 10.14 9.72 29.30 13.75 43.05 $1,200 Echelle would get the Case tractor. Reese A Burger Hempstead, TX They would split the money and Shawn L Ward Council Hill, OK 13 8.48 9.03 15.67 33.18 9.91 43.09 $1,200 each would put on a brand new Kevin D Harris Eufaula, OK gold buckle. Vincente Guerrero Santa Fe, NM 14 9.15 13.47 11.27 33.89 9.36 43.25 $1,200 Cavin Jacobs Estancia, NM Smith contends his greatest Randy Binford Haviland, KS challenge as a header is keeping a 15 12.53 9.60 8.62 30.75 14.43 45.18 $1,200 Pat Hafenstein Osage City, KS good solid head horse. Bill T Frerichs San Antonio, TX “Horsemanship is everything,” 16 9.27 10.06 10.40 29.73 15.84 45.57 $1,200 Howard R Gwynn Yuma, AZ he commented. “If you have a good Melvin L Charley Thoreau, NM horse heading is so much easier.” 17 12.59 9.83 10.54 32.96 13.76 46.72 $1,200 Kade Elkins Grants, NM He used his back-up horse in the Janet L Mickelson Flagstaff, AZ 18 13.71 9.44 9.20 32.35 19.04 51.39 $1,200 #10 Gold Plus Shoot-Out since his Earl Higgins Phoenix, AZ main ride was crippled a couple Mary Ann Brown Keedysville, MD 19 8.46 8.97 8.51 25.94 0.00 25.94 $1,200 weeks ago. “Horsemanship is so Chuck W Smith Townsend, DE important. It just makes it all Witt J Crowser Lingle, WY 20 11.64 9.45 8.02 29.11 0.00 29.11 $1,200 Chad Turner Stevensville, MT easier. With the right horse it works Jared Dyer Waurika, OK a lot better.” 21 9.97 9.85 10.09 29.91 0.00 29.91 $1,200 Michelle M Dyer Waurika, OK Echelle figures his greatest challenge in heeling is timing and finding the right position. team go out they knew they needed a time of 10.25 to take the “I try not to think and I work at getting in the right position lead in the Average. It was very doable. Riding into the box so I can wrap up the run for my header,” Echelle explained. Despite their challenges the pair put it together in the #10 Echelle was trying not to think. Perhaps he didn’t want to overGold Plus Shoot-Out in a unique and special way. It is about a analyze. He just wanted to go rope. partnership that compliments both ropers and this pair “I don’t think anything was going through my mind definitely flatter each other. actually,” Echelle recalled. “This was just one more run.” As the pair admired the new Dodge truck and Case tractor Smith had this strange sort of deja vu feeling. He had they were surrounded by cameras, people with microphones actually roped for a truck earlier in the year and he saw it was and the paparazzi of sudden notoriety. It was a bit happening all over again in his mind. No wonder he was a bit overwhelming but it was a good feeling of satisfaction spellbound. The prize line included $42,900, Gist and success. Championship Gold buckles and the high money winner A bit more money in the bank account, some great prizes would drive away in a 2010 Crew Cab 4x4 Cummins Turbo and the fellowship that comes only from the sport of team Diesel pickup and second high money winner would take roping; it all comes together with a feeling of pride and a job home a Case JX75 tractor. Deja vu? It was no wonder. well done. n When the digital clock came to a screeching halt it read 9.64 50 / DECEMBER 2010


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Greg L. McNutt

2nd

Dennis Fuller

Bill D. Kennedy

4th

Merrill K. Staheli

Greg D. Williams

Joanie K. Ivy

3rd

Randy McCracken

Andy D. Miller

5th

Ron Wells

6th

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By Melinda Clements

High Point Header

T

here never was a specific game plan or design for success. In reality, things just more or less fell into place and before anyone realized it they were moving in a specific direction at a high rate of speed. For Bartlett, Kansas header, Gable Hilderbrand, being awarded the 2010 US Open Tour Header award was a sweet and rewarding experience. It not only provided him with a $10,000 bonus, it gave him the satisfaction of a job well done. “I basically just started off going to some extra ropings and before I realized it I had a little lead in the race,” Hilderbrand commented. “I just began to go to more team ropings up north, driving a little more and trying to make those events that would count toward the bonus!” The $10,000 Year End bonus is something Hilderband is extremely proud of. He was grateful for the extra earnings and because of the money he entered some of the preliminary ropings at the Cinch NFTR that he probably wouldn’t have had he not won the Open Tour Header Bonus. It just more or less provided a little padding for him to rope in places he might not have ordinarily roped. Hilderbrand has been roping since he was very young and has had a rope in his hand seemingly forever, probably since he could walk. “I guess I was about eight years old when I started roping off a horse,” he recalls. “I rarely get very nervous.” He remembers when he was about twelve years old he went to a Booger Barter roping where he drew the $20,000 Bonus steer. 52 / DECEMBER 2010

U.S. Open Tour Champion Header Gable Hilderbrand with USTRC President Kirk Bray

“That is the last time I remember being nervous,” he elaborated. “I just go rope, try to catch and handle everything so my heeler has a shot. I guess my greatest challenge is probably handling cattle for my partners. I try to focus on catching and trying to handle cattle right.” Hilderbrand doesn’t put a lot of thought into a run once he actually rides into the header’s box. His focus seems to be just to go rope, catch and handle. “I don’t really think about it a lot,” he explained. “Once I get in the box it is more or less just autopilot.” Perhaps at that point it is too late to think about it anyway and the twenty-year-old header operates by instinct, just doing what he does best. His philosophy seems to have worked well for him this past year as he made roping after roping. For not having any particular objective or game plan the $10,000 Year End bonus awarded for being the US Open Tour Header came together for Hilderbrand and evidently for all the right reasons. It is an award he is proud of and relishes especially after realizing he had actually captured the title. He seemed to have a good lead and things worked for him to maintain that lead. “Once I realized I had a chance I put in the extra effort needed


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U.S. Open Tour Champion Heeler Jade Corkill with USTRC President Kirk Bray

to see it all work out. I’m glad it did!” Hilderbrand concluded. No doubt it is something he can be very proud of. Will it work out again? Guess only time will tell but one thing is for sure, Gable Hilderbrand will be roping at his competitive best.

High Point Heeler

J

ade Corkill is one of those team ropers who may just be living his American dream. Originally from Fallon, Nevada he has had a rope in his hand since he was a toddler and it seems the roping and rodeo thing just sort of runs in the family. He now resides in Lipan, Texas and roping seems to be his sport of choice. Corkill jumped out in front of every adversary and grabbed the 2010 US Open Tour Heeler award in the USTRC for the year 2010. He had a good lead on everyone in the field and was awarded a $10,000 bonus check for his efforts plus a beautiful Gist Championship Gold buckle. For a young man who won his first pay check at a rodeo as a six-year-old, he has been an avid competitor all his life. Home schooled Corkill made roping and rodeo his career and it has paid off for him in ways one could never have imagined. Turning pro at age eighteen he was the PRCA’s rookie of the year for team roping heelers in 2006 so it is really not any wonder he would reach out and snare the USTRC US Open Tour Heeler award. As cameras clicked and his award was

presented at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping the $10,000 Bonus check provided an appreciated year end accomplishment, one of many for Corkill in an already illustrious career. “I only went to about seven ropings but they were all double point ropings and that made a big difference,” Corkill commented. “I didn’t really have any kind of game plan. I won Laughlin and it just seemed to come together after that.” One thing Corkill can do is rope and as a heeler he loves the challenge, the competition and the rewards. It is what makes team roping so special from Corkill’s point of view. “I’ve always been a heeler,” Corkill explained. “Oh, I’ve done some heading here lately but I’ve always for the most part heeled. I always wanted to be a heeler.” Not addled or nervous by the limelight one thing Corkill does is heel well and he takes it seriously. After all he has been in the business for a long time. His experience has provided him with the ability to handle winning and losing and move forward when things don’t go as planned. Like all ropers he does face certain challenges. “I guess my biggest challenge as a heeler, especially at a lot of the US ropings like the Finals, is they have a heel barrier and the steers are always good and sometimes strong so you have to ride hard for position and getting there to be in position is sometimes a challenge especially in an arena like the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds arena.” Nevertheless, is seems obvious he was focused and took advantage of his lead as the US Open Tour Heeler. The $10,000 bonus had to add to his comfort zone going into the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Perhaps it gave him a bit of padding to play a little more and not have to worry so much about the financial end of the roping. “Any bonus is a good thing,” Corkill said. “It takes it all to haul and make a living.” With fall in the air there isn’t quite as much hauling and the cooler fall days provide for more time in the practice pen. Corkill believes in his sport of choice horsemanship is one hundred percent of the plan. “When you have a good horse that knows and will work for position then the roping part is easy,” Corkill elaborated. “If you are fighting and worried about your horse it makes everything hard.” It seems Corkill has taken the year by storm and despite having no real game plan it has all worked in his favor. It definitely seemed to have come together for him and worked to his advantage no matter how he implemented his strategy. Taking the 2010 US Open Tour Heeler award has to be something special and one he is proud of. Naturally, it is one more feather in a cap full of already prestigious awards. Perhaps that is the attraction with team roping. There is always room for advancement and challenge. That is what keeps team roping the growing sport it is. Congratulations to Jade Corkill the 2010 US Open Tour Heeler! n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 53


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By Melinda Clements Jamie Hayden

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or twenty-four-year-old Jamie Hayden the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping had to be one of the most eventful and significant moments in her entire life. Roping with her dad growing up has been a sort of training ground and the rewards she has reaped will be with her forever. Hayden, who hails from Wyoming, but now lives in Stephenville, Texas, took the Cinch NFTR by storm and nailed down the 2010 Cruel Girl Year End Trophy Martin custom saddle to boot by winning $64,307 in the season. Hayden and partner, Jimmi Jo Montera, won the Cruel Girl Championships at the Cinch NFTR and it was a sweet victory. All totaled they pocketed $17,100 for winning the Average with a time of 31.81 seconds on four head, a rotation with a fast time of 7.75 seconds and the short round with a time of 7.05 seconds on their final steer. In addition to the cash, Hayden and Montera won Martin Trophy saddles, a Cruel Girl wardrobe consisting of jeans and shirts for a year plus a bonus check for $1,000 each. Hayden then came back with an unknown and unfamiliar partner, young Wesley Thorp, to take the win in the #11 ShootOut. The pair were 32.78 on four head of steers in the Average for a whopping $93,000 plus dollars and an unbelievable prize 54 / DECEMBER 2010

line of Martin Championship saddles, Gist Gold buckles, Tony Lama Ostrich boots and Western Horseman prints. It was a life changing event for both Hayden and Thorp. A bit overwhelmed by all the events Hayden handled it with class and a bit of flair. You would have never guessed there might have been a case of nerves hidden beneath her cool, calm exterior. Tears flowed freely down her cheeks as she rode around the arena in a victory lap and yet she kept a calm and cool presence about her. She gave credit to God, her partners and her husband and family when prizes were awarded and interviews conducted. No doubt, instilled in the recesses of her mind had to be the hours spent roping with her dad that had gotten her to this point. You just do not forget things like that. “This has just been such a blessing,” Hayden commented. “I just thank Jesus everything came together like it did. Wesley and I had never roped together and it just all worked. Jimmi Jo and I have roped together. We live too far apart to practice but we rope all the time. She roped with my mom before she roped with me. It just is amazing how things come together. I roped well and I had good partners. That is the blessing. I didn’t do this without help and support.” With a memorable team roping finals under her belt there


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is no doubt Hayden did a bit of reflecting on her drive back home. The day the #11 finished up at the Cinch NFTR Hayden was headed home. Her time spent in Oklahoma City had been eventful, memorable and life changing to say the very least. She is a good role model for not only the women in her sport but for all ropers. With much class and appreciation she handled her success with utmost professionalism while reflecting on the events in her life that had put her there. Like all headers she struggles sometimes with the barrier but her main focus seemed to be handling her hurdles and getting

everything turned for her partners. Little did she realize all those hours working, practicing and roping day after day would be the foundation on which was laid the 2010 Cruel Girl Year End Championship for being the high money winning female roper of the season. Hayden knows what she wants, understands the hard work it takes to make it happen and appreciates the benefits and rewards. What a good example and role model for those who have the same dreams and aspirations! Congratulations to Jamie Hayden the 2010 Cruel Girl Year End Champion! n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 55


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Drew Horner

Brady Norman

By Melinda Clements

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hings happen for a reason, without a doubt, and most of the time they are reasons we never understand. Life is full of disappointments, struggles and frustrations. Drew Horner and Brady Norman know about disappointment. They know about frustration. The pair was the high call back team going into the short go round in the #15 Preliminary at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Things were looking good. Suddenly, for whatever reason, the pair failed to make a qualified run in the short go round and things quickly fell apart right before their eyes. The interesting thing is both young men rope really well, they complement each other and their attitudes and outlook is very admirable. All of us could take a lesson. The pair was also entered in the #15 Shoot-Out. With the wind knocked out of their sails it made one wonder exactly how they would handle coming back to rope in the #15 Shoot-Out. One had to question how you would handle the disappointment of the previous roping. What can be done to overcome it? This is the part of the story where the label “Champion” enters in. Despite their young ages they rope and compete with wisdom far beyond their years. When the #15 Shoot-Out 56 / DECEMBER 2010

wrapped up there were some familiar names on the list coming back in the short go round. Drew Horner and Brady Norman were the second high team back. Talk about bouncing back! Horner and Norman had stayed on track, maintained their focus and moved forward. It wasn’t all that surprising when one carefully considers the young men involved. Norman, a young heeler from Springer, Oklahoma, was a little nervous going into the short go round. There had been the #15 Preliminary and, after all, this was the USTRC Finals. “It was okay we were the second high team back,” Norman said. “Sure there is a disappointment like the Preliminary but we couldn’t think about that anymore. It was behind us.” In an interview with USTRC announcer, Ferron Lucero, Drew Horner summed it up really well. “God makes us all winners when we are born,” Horner stated. “There are no losers here.” It was no wonder the team could put the disappointment of the #15 Preliminary out of their minds and move on to bigger and better things. With $71,000, Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Tony Lama Ostrich boots, Gist Gold buckles and Western Horseman


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#15 Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler

Hometown

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

4th Go

Total on 4

Short Go

Total on 5

Amt Won

1

Drew Horner Brady Norman

Plano, TX Springer, OK

7.03

8.39

8.06

7.16 30.64 7.09 37.73 $71,000

2

Kyle Beach Cesar DeLaCruz

Boerne, TX Marana, AZ

8.01

7.19

7.21

7.99 30.40 8.31 38.71 $38,100

3

Jay McClain Clayton Vanaken

Strasburg, CO Descanso, CA

8.93

8.22

7.27

7.92 32.34 6.76 39.10 $30,500

4

Clay Saffell Tyler Barton

Locust Grove , OK Buckner, AR

7.86

8.49

7.43

7.61 31.39 8.45 39.84 $22,900

5

Jade Corkill Aaron Tsinigine

Lipan, TX Tuba City, AZ

8.06 13.37 5.71

7.14 34.28 6.18 40.46 $20,300

6

Micky Ray Cruz Quisto Lopez

George West, TX Beeville, TX

7.73

7.96

9.15

8.64 33.48 7.16 40.64 $17,800

7

Wes Nelson Joseph J Shawnego

Hollister, CA Oakdale, CA

9.08

7.85

8.51

7.84 33.28 7.75 41.03 $15,300

8

Blake H Hughes Trevor B Connolly

Sulphur, OK Durant, OK

8.43 12.78 7.20

6.53 34.94 6.36 41.30 $12,700

9

Travis L Bounds Caleb Anderson

Clifton, CO Mocksville, NC

7.60 16.58 5.39

6.35 35.92 5.53 41.45 $10,200

10

Blake H Hughes Kent Shankles

Sulphur, OK Burneyville, OK

7.65 13.02 7.38

7.43 35.48 6.54 42.02 $10,200

11

Jesse L Stipes Casey Stipes

Salina, OK Salina, OK

8.55 11.17 8.56

6.74 35.02 7.03 42.05

$7,600

12

Chance Kiehne Jordan Satterfield

Springerville, AZ Roswell, NM

7.80 12.60 6.98

6.64 34.02 8.27 42.29

$7,600

13

Dusty L Walker Donnie W Savage

Marshall, TX Greenwood, LA

7.41

8.68 36.50 5.83 42.33

$1,200

14

Kevin W Roden Micah L Lynch

Hennessey, OK Meeker, OK

8.90

Dustin J Chohon

Oneill, NE

George Eldridge

Anna, IL

16

Cole R Morgan Mark W Collins

17

12.19 8.22 9.04

8.10 34.10 8.32 42.42

$1,200

8.57

7.85 12.90 6.50 35.82 7.13 42.95

$1,200

Ada, OK Leedey, OK

8.46

7.38 12.89 7.49 36.22 7.41 43.63

$1,200

Codee Reynolds Jake Cripps

Huntsville, AR Gentry, AR

8.24 14.54 7.00

7.24 37.02 6.69 43.71

$1,200

18

Bryce Palmer Jake Minor

Milton Freewater, OR Ellensburg, WA

8.76

8.42

7.83

6.77 31.78 12.97 44.75

$1,200

19

Russ J Manion Joe R Smith

Waverly, IL Brodhead, WI

7.58

8.35

8.01

8.28 32.22 12.81 45.03

$1,200

20

Daniel Barton Cody Roberts

Lewisville, AR Norman, AR

7.22 12.43 7.33

8.06 35.04 12.61 47.65

$1,200

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Collector Prints at stake it was certainly bigger and better things to grasp for Horner and Norman. When the pair rode into the box for their short round steer there was only one team left to rope and Kyle Beach and Cesar DeLaCruz were a force to deal with. Both Horner and Norman knew they needed a time of 8.45 or better to take the lead from Jay McClain and Clayton Vanaken. There was no over thinking, just good competitive team roping. When Horner nodded Norman was on the same page and the pair knocked down a time of 7.09 to secure first place. They were good for $38,100 for sure. “And then there was one,” echoed somewhere deep in the recesses of their minds and yet both young men knew God had a plan and it was already implemented. Despite an awesome 8.31 run for Beach and DeLaCruz they pair couldn’t move what was meant to be. Horner and Norman had risen above disappointment, struggle, and frustration and waited for the glory that had been intended for them. It was a sweet feeling.

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It had always been about the bigger picture. “I guess my greatest challenge in heading is trying to please and do right by my partner,” Horner said. “You just go do what you are supposed to do. We are all winners in this game.” “I slow everything down in the practice pen,” Norman said when asked about his practice sessions. Evidently that kind of practice is a positive thing for competing in a roping like the # 15 Shoot-Out. Things tend to become automatic responses if you have been over them enough times. There is a certain pride and satisfaction in knowing there are young guns in the roping business like Drew Horner and Brady Norman. They are winners and champions above and beyond the definitions of the words. They will continue to rope and they will be all they can be through a greater power

than we can grasp. There is no better example than champions and the winners God has blessed us with. Things happen for a reason; reasons we may never understand but that make us all better and stronger. Horner and Norman have set an example we all should follow. n

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2nd

Cesar DeLaCruz

Clay Saffell

4th

Tyler Barton

Jay McClain

3rd

Clayton Vanaken

Jade Corkill

5th

Aaron Tsinigine

Micky Ray Cruz

6th

Quisto Lopez

Wes Nelson

7th

Joseph J. Shawnego

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8th

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Natie C. Johnson

Cody Hogan

By Melinda Clements

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top the clock and take it to the top,” the announcer instructed ropers. The Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum was a hotbed of activity and tension as the top thirty teams came back for the short go round of the #13 Shoot-Out. Louisiana team ropers, Natie Johnson and Cody Hogan were the high team back. They had cinched the high call back position with a time of 30.65 on four head of steers and they had one more steer to rope. The pair was aiming at $81,000 for first place plus Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Championship Gold buckles, Tony Lama TLX Full Quill Ostrich boots and Western Horsemanship Collector’s prints. It would be a gross understatement to say there were no nerves involved. Johnson and Hogan have roped together a lot in the past two years. They actually live too far away from each other to practice on a daily basis but they do rope regularly at jackpots and other ropings close by. “I was very nervous,” said Hogan, who is a 7th grader at Red River Junior High in Coushatta, Louisiana. “I just wanted to go catch two feet and be solid.” The thirteen-year-old heeler 62 / DECEMBER 2010

seemed pretty solid despite what must have been nerves. As the short go round evolved Shelby Smith and Timber Moore moved into first place with a time of 8.34 and everyone took notice. A 41.56 in the Average was very concrete. Two teams were left to rope and one was Johnson and Hogan. The second high team back was a force that could not be ignored. Barrie Smith, Shelby’s mother, had made it her job over the years to win and she would settle for nothing less. With heeler Billy Bob Brown they could not be ignored. Hogan and Johnson watched and were a bit surprised when the second high team back failed to make a qualified run. It didn’t ease anything, however, and the pressure remained the same. The good thing was Hogan and Johnson had to be a little over ten seconds on their short go round steer to make it all come together. When the pair rode into the box you could feel the heat. When Johnson nodded for the steer everything seemed to play out in slow motion. The action flooded the building as nothing but sheer unadulterated competitive team roping took the floor. When the final time of 7.59 was announced the crowd


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#13 Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler Natie C Johnson 1 Cody S Hogan

Hometown Choudrant, LA Pelican, LA

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

4th Go

Total on 4

Short Go

Total on 5

Amt Won

7.65

7.20

7.78

8.02 30.65 7.59 38.24 $81,000

9.74

7.58

7.54

8.36 33.22 8.34 41.56 $44,300

8.24

8.16

7.74 11.13 35.27 6.66 41.93 $35,500

8.37

6.98

9.65

9.02 34.02 7.98 42.00 $26,600

11.49 7.23

8.45

8.23 35.40 6.93 42.33 $23,600

7.78 12.08 6.89

8.73 35.48 7.08 42.56 $20,700

2

Shelby Smith Timber G Moore

Stephenville, TX Aubrey, TX

3

Kyle Beach Andy T Lumpkin

Boerne, TX

Cole Palmore

Dekalb, TX

Will M Woodfin

Marshall, TX

5

Cole Palmore Clay O Smith

Dekalb, TX Broken Bow, OK

6

Squeaky G Terrell Brady Norman

Wills Point, TX Springer, OK

7

Mike A Row Chris W Myers

Tishomingo, OK Marlow, OK

Shane O Sena

Sapello, NM

Michael M Martinez

Los Lunas, NM

Chance Kiehne

Springerville, AZ

JoDan S Mirabal

Grants, NM

10

Bo L Litton Jay B Williams

Pelican, LA Sibely, LA

7.12

8.77 13.18 6.88 35.95 8.06 44.01 $11,800

11

Cody J Mirabal Reno Eddy

Grants, NM Gallup, NM

8.34

7.26

8.36 12.67 36.63 7.56 44.19

$8,900

12

Gable Hilderbrand David W Trammell

Bartlett, KS Muskogee , OK

7.24 11.33 11.35 7.38 37.30 6.99 44.29

$8,900

13

Casey B Graham Jarrett Gutierrez

Damon, TX Victoria, TX

8.61 12.45 7.89

7.94 36.89 7.54 44.43

$1,200

Jake B Brown

Wolfforth, TX

Wesley Thorp

Throckmorton, TX

8.89

9.30

9.33

7.42 34.94 9.84 44.78

$1,200

15

Russ J Manion Douglas Rich

Waverly, IL Herrick, IL

8.99

8.59

8.09 12.86 38.53 6.70 45.23

$1,200

16

Shayne OHotto Kal D Jepson

Ft Lupton, CO Las Vegas, NV

8.75

9.44

8.90

8.99 36.08 10.09 46.17

$1,200

17

Cy D Eames Bill E Justus

Gooding, ID Haines, OR

12.77 6.92

7.28

8.41 35.38 11.96 47.34

$1,200

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Jamie A Mader Craig G Mader

Stephenville, TX Gillette, WY

Chase Williams

Stephenville, TX

Randy Knight

Farwell, TX

Lan Sparlin James D Watson

Kingston, OK Tioga, TX

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19

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8.17

6.89 36.15 6.54 42.69 $17,700

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7.59

7.97 35.79 7.54 43.33 $14,800

13.28 8.14

7.42

7.11 35.95 7.70 43.65 $11,800

9.53

8.71

8.15

8.56 34.95 14.15 49.10

$1,200

9.75

8.64

7.98

9.63 36.00 13.35 49.35

$1,200

7.24

8.88

8.36 13.76 38.24 12.29 50.53

$1,200

roared its approval. Johnson and Hogan functioned somewhere between a dream state trance and impeccable reality. “My wife didn’t believe me when I called and told her I had won,” Johnson said excitedly. “I couldn’t believe she didn’t believe me. I just wanted to make a good run. We wanted to be solid. I still can’t believe she didn’t believe me.” There are so many variables that go into making team roping successful. It is never about one person or one thing. Johnson summed it up well. “I want to thank God most of all, my family and my wife. I also want to thank E.R. Scoggins because he provided his head horse and I appreciate that. I appreciate all the support I have.” Hogan figured he owed a lot to some people as well. “I appreciate my parents and what they do

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for me,” he said shyly. $81,000! It will change your life. That #13 Shoot-Out roping held one Monday afternoon in October will change Johnson and Hogan. For one thing, Johnson’s wife will believe him the next time. But, more than that, it will pay some bills and provide new opportunities for both champions. The pair will forever savor a team roping held one afternoon in Oklahoma City where it was all about money and phenomenal prizes. It will be a memory about how team roping can change lives. n

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Kyle Beach

3rd

Andy T. Lumpkin

Cole Palmore

5th

Clay O. Smith

Mike A. Row

7th

Chris W. Myers

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Shelby Smith

2nd

Timber Moore

Cole Palmore

4th

Will M. Woodfin

Squeaky G. Terrell

6th

Brady Norman

Shane O. Sena

8th

Michael M. Martinez


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Chance Kiehne

9th

JoDan S. Mirabal

Cody J. Mirabel

11th

Reno Eddy

Bo L. Litton

10th

Jay B. Williams

Gable Hilderbrand

12th

David W. Trammell

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Peggy Bach

B.J. Thompson

By Melinda Clements

T

eam roping is a unique sport to say the very least. It is one where the highs are extremely high and the dreams can vanish completely in a matter of seconds. However, sometimes things happen where one has to wonder how the high energy sport of team roping has any play at all. One might actually call it a divine connection. One thing team roping does, indeed, do is bring people together who have nothing except the common thread of the sport itself. Peggy Bach knows about team roping. Goodness knows it is ingrained into every fiber of her physical and inner being. She knows the commitment and discipline it involves. She also knows that team roping can well be your witness to the world. Her words upon winning the #12 Shoot-Out at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping; “In a male dominated sport like this, winning the #12 Shoot-Out means a lot.” Of course, each story has a twist or quirk that makes it special. The unique weave in this one involves the Louisiana heeler that paired with Bach to take the #12 Shoot-Out by storm, B.J. Thompson. “Peggy and I had never roped together before today,” Thompson explained. “In fact we had never actually met. I even 68 / DECEMBER 2010

called to make sure she was here before the roping started.” There are some things that happen that you know are dictated in ways you alone could never have orchestrated or manipulated. The pairing of Bach and Thompson proved to be one of those things. Bach and Thompson were the high team back going into the short go round of the #12 Shoot-Out. The pair had roped well the entire day and their efforts were unmistakable. “We had never met before today,” Bach explained, “much less roped together. I had seen him from a distance so I sort of knew who he was.” As the short go round unfurled both ropers watched with all sorts of thoughts darting in and out. Things were in transition. “When you are the high team back a lot of things can run through your mind as you watch each run,” Bach elaborated. The win in the #12 Shoot-Out proved to be a phenomenal win especially for a team who had never roped together before. Both Bach and Thompson would not only pocket the cash prize of $76,900 but they would walk away with Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Championship Gold buckles, Tony Lama Full Quill Ostrich boots and Western


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#12 Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler

Hometown

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 3

Short Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

1

Peggy R Bach B J Thompson

Millsap, TX Pitkin, LA

6.99

8.19

7.93 23.11 7.21 30.32

$76,900

2

Joel Nunneley Lane M Reeves

Caney, KS Wann, OK

7.40

7.83

9.23 24.46 7.54 32.00

$41,800

3

Cole Wheeler Wesley Thorp

Flint, TX Throckmorton, TX

8.33

7.75

8.61 24.69 7.53 32.22

$33,500

4

Josh W Anderson Paul Freed

Bozeman, MT Morgan, UT

8.04

9.01

7.88 24.93 7.94 32.87

$25,100

5

Shawn K Whetten Dan Scarbrough

Syracuse, UT Plain City, UT

7.66

8.99

8.86 25.51 7.77 33.28

$22,300

6

Freddy Moore Louie L Molina

Hebbronville, TX Hebbronville, TX

9.63

7.13

8.15 24.91 8.93 33.84

$19,500

7

Roger Swaim Dustin L Hodge

Gentry, AR Eureka Springs, AR

8.72

8.50

8.62 25.84 8.24 34.08

$16,700

8

Scott Elliott J D Elliott

Live Oak, FL Live Oak, FL

8.76

9.14

8.50 26.40 7.83 34.23

$13,900

9

Barrie L Smith Mike K Jones

Stephenville, TX Town Creek, AL

8.95

8.10

8.55 25.60 8.95 34.55

$11,200

10

Ronnie Carter Dustin L Hodge

Berryville, AR Eureka Springs, AR

10.83 7.28

7.20 25.31 9.47 34.78

$11,200

11

Bob Dineen Scott L Morlan

Ft Lupton, CO Las Animas, CO

9.47

8.05

9.49 27.01 8.16 35.17

$8,400

12

Jared Anderson Jeremy L Mercer

Sulphur, LA Winnsboro, LA

7.95

7.60 12.12 27.67 8.20 35.87

$8,400

13

Kyon Kreutzer Wade Kreutzer

La Veta, CO La Veta, CO

14

T G Sandifeer Matt W Ingle

Dike, TX Campbell, TX

David R Hull

Wilson, OK

Charles R Pogue

Ringling, OK

16

Buddy Norman Brady Norman

17

13.61 6.69

8.31 28.61 8.66 37.27

$1,200

8.77

8.17

8.93 25.87 11.67 37.54

$1,200

9.28

9.58

9.36 28.22 9.56 37.78

$1,200

Springer, OK Springer, OK

8.58

7.78

8.75 25.11 13.14 38.25

$1,200

Kim Gentry Russ W Gentry

Sulphur, OK Sulphur, OK

8.77

9.45

8.51 26.73 11.64 38.37

$1,200

18

Jeff Weil Lane M Reeves

Wann, OK Wann, OK

9.03

8.98

8.11 26.12 14.40 40.52

$1,200

19

Derek C Reeves Nick L Pullara

Boone, CO Penrose, CO

8.22

7.73 12.61 28.56 12.20 40.76

$1,200

20

Steve A Taylor Ricky C Garcia

Gonzales, TX Laredo, TX

8.36

9.28 10.27 27.91 14.46 42.37

$1,200

15

Horseman Framed Collector’s prints. Perhaps more than that the pair would cultivate a friendship and partnership evolving from a divine connection made one October day at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Good team roping initiates good friendships and unique affiliations. Undeniably, things come together for reasons we may never understand and what rewards stem from happenings that we never plan or implement. In most cases they are life changing. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 69


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Cole Wheeler 70 / DECEMBER 2010

3rd

Wesley Thorp

Joel Nunneley

2nd

Lane M. Reeves

Josh W. Anderson

4th

Paul Freed


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Shawn K. Whetten

5th

Dan Scarbrough

Freddy Moore

6th

Louie L. Molina

Roger Swaim

7th

Dustin L. Hodge

Scott Elliott

8th

J.D. Elliott

Barrie Smith

9th

Mike K. Jones

Bob Dineen

11th

Scott L. Morlan

Ronnie Carter

10th

Dustin L. Hodge

Jared Anderson

12th

Jeremy L. Mercer

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Jamie Hayden

Wesley Thorp

By Melinda Clements

T

here is no shame in free flowing tears and a lump in your throat that makes swallowing a choking sensation. There is no shame in overwhelming emotion that all but paralyzes you and brings you to your knees in humble appreciation as you struggle to grasp what has happened. You know in your heart it won’t truly sink in for days to come. There is no emotion that can be buried so deeply that it can’t be read by those who know you and still you bite a quavering lower lip and struggle to keep your wits about you. What sparks the fire that creates the desire to take things one step further and know in your heart it was nothing you did or could even understand that brought things together under an umbrella of faith and divine connection? Who could know that one fourteen-year-old’s goal for the day had been to go rope at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping with his motto of “faith, focus and finish” and that it would become your goal as well? Who could define what it means to come to the “city” to seek your fortune and have any clue that it might actually happen? Any way you look at it $93,500 is a lot of money. It can seem as remote as the lottery or the pot at the end of the rainbow. 72 / DECEMBER 2010

Most people will never grasp the magnitude of what winning involves and why one would gamble on it in the first place. Perhaps it is the reason you spend hours and hours on end working toward what you hope will one day be the thing that will spark the fire. Perhaps there are even greater things not seen or understood involved. Jamie Hayden and Wesley Thorp are an unlikely pair. They had never ever roped together, not even a practice run, not even a jackpot run. All the more reason you have to understand it is all in the moment and how it transpired. “I did not even have a partner until late yesterday,” Jamie Hayden said. “In fact, Wesley didn’t have enough flex earnings for us to rope together. He earned them yesterday. It was obviously just meant to be, that we were supposed to rope together.” “The #11 Shoot-Out was my very first time to rope with Jamie,” Thorp concurred. “Today was the very first time I have even ridden down the arena with her.” Call it what you will - alignment of the stars, destiny, fate, divine connections, or just one of those things. But, the truth is, it was meant for Jamie Hayden and Wesley Thorp to rope


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together on one fine October day in the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum at the Cinch USTRC Nationals of Team Roping. Hayden had already left her mark as the week unfolded at the Finals. Hayden and partner Jimmi Jo Montera had taken the Cruel Girl Championships by storm. She had discreetly accepted her awards and humbly acknowledged the win with a grace that swelled your heart with pride. Now coupled with a fourteenyear-old heeler, the pair were the fourth high team back going into the short go round of the #11 ShootOut and it was a union made with visions of splendor. “I wanted to make the best run I could,” Thorp said with a maturity that belied his age. “I knew those guys that would rope after us and I knew they were good. Brady Norman has been roping good all week and he doesn’t miss. Tom Nelson ropes good so I was perfectly happy with being fourth because I knew what kind of ropers they were.” As fate would have it the last three teams to rope in the short go round failed to make qualified runs and as the dots begin to connect Jamie Hayden and Wesley Thorp would take the win in the #11 Shoot-Out. With a time of 8.30 they took the lead from Lyndale VanBuskirk and Brock Jones to win the Average of the #11 Shoot-Out with a time of 32.78 on four head of steers. As Hayden and Thorp made their victory lap in the Fairgrounds Coliseum so many tears flooded Hayden’s cheeks she couldn’t wipe them all away. Neither of the two could quite grasp $93,500. Neither could they grasp Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Championship Gold buckles, Tony Lama boots and Western Horseman Collector’s prints. Posing for pictures and commenting in interviews only intensified the struggle to grab hold of what had happened. Jahew and Kathy Thorp,

#11 Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler

Hometown

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 3

Short Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

1

Jamie AA Mader Hayden Jamie Wesley Thorp

Stephenville, TX Throckmorton, TX

7.79

7.73

8.96 24.48 8.30 32.78

$93,500

2

Lyndal VanBuskirk Brock W Jones

Ringling, OK Tupelo, OK

8.36

8.66

8.20 25.22 8.27 33.49

$52,200

3

Tina R Godfrey Reno Eddy

Las Animas, CO Gallup, NM

9.65

8.52

8.01 26.18 7.60 33.78

$41,800

4

Leland D Searcy Clint R Whipple

Mooreland, OK Saint Francis, SD

10.09 8.00

7.34 25.43 8.42 33.85

$31,300

5

Larry G Snyder Jared R Nuffer

Medicine Lodge, KS Medicine Lodge, KS

8.26

8.58

9.50 26.34 7.92 34.26

$27,800

6

Paul Ballesteros Kelly J Tuley

Waxahachie, TX Red Oak, TX

7.44

9.23

9.18 25.85 8.73 34.58

$24,400

7

Will Cowling Jake Fillmore

Paradise, TX Davidson, OK

8.05

9.09

8.15 25.29 9.32 34.61

$20,900

8

C J Schicke Lane M Reeves

Independence, KS Wann, OK

8.80

8.87

9.57 27.24 7.85 35.09

$17,400

9

Kyle Winslow Burton K James

Plains, KS Dodge City, KS

13.26 6.86

7.07 27.19 9.42 36.61

$13,900

10

Tim E Tyan Zach R Merritt

Hayes Center, NE North Platte, NE

10.47 8.73

9.61 28.81 8.21 37.02

$13,900

11

Cash Fortune Matt Scogin

Gunter, TX Frierson, LA

9.88

9.13

9.79 28.80 9.64 38.44

$10,500

12

Ronnie Carter Roy L Cox

Berryville, AR Spiro, OK

8.22

8.57

8.43 25.22 13.45 38.67

$10,500

13

Clay Carpenter Tyler J Bach

Springdale, AR Millsap, TX

8.79

8.54

8.69 26.02 12.89 38.91

$1,200

14

Pete E Durden Ed Allen

Grand Ridge, FL Dadeville, AL

12.98 7.37

8.05 28.40 10.96 39.36

$1,200

Cole Wheeler

Flint, TX

Garrett C Sims

Athens, TX

8.68 12.45 7.00 28.13 11.37 39.50

$1,200

16

Vic B Morrison David Morrison

Canyon, TX Wayne, OK

7.53

8.04 11.93 27.50 13.73 41.23

$1,200

17

Cody Boozer Jarales, NM Chance Walker Gomez Ruidoso Downs, NM

9.71

8.66

9.03 27.40 15.02 42.42

$1,200

18

Brittany Tirpak Ed Allen

West Palm Beach, FL Dadeville, AL

9.64

8.44

8.55 26.63 15.92 42.55

$1,200

19

Tom Nelson Lee Olsen

Llano, TX Hot Springs, SD

8.01

8.18

7.54 23.73 0.00 23.73

$1,200

20

Shawn D Stapleton Kingston Chang

Sublette, KS Wright, KS

8.83

7.36

7.60 23.79 0.00 23.79

$1,200

15

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Wesley’s parents, beamed with pride as they kind of wandered around in a daze. “Every parent should be blessed with kids like we have,” Mrs. Thorp said. “We are so blessed.” “It is all a family affair,” Wesley’s dad commented. “It takes all of us to see this all works and comes together.” Hayden knew in her heart there was only one true and believable explanation, “This cannot be happening but thank you, Jesus, for this blessing.” Married only since March Hayden had not had a chance to call her husband. “He is home taking care of our business,” Hayden explained. “So unless he watched the webcast he doesn’t know. I haven’t had a chance to call him. God has so blessed me here this week. Putting Wesley in my path and allowing me the good luck at the Finals is hard to explain. It was just meant to be for Wesley and me to rope. It is all so emotional and such a blessing.” Tears formed on her lashes and again she was overwhelmed with an unbelievable passion. Team roping sparks the fire that creates the desire to win. Couple that with a yearning to be the very best and, somehow,

with the right focus, the right commitment, the right discipline and hard work comes the reward. Some things we can control and some things we cannot. Those we cannot we give to the Man upstairs. We take all he has given us to work with and commit to a plan we cannot even fathom and the rest will fall into place. So it was with the #11 Shoot-Out at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. So it is that two people with different directions coincide to share a life-changing event and to hold it and treasure it for a lifetime to come. n

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Tina R. Godfrey

3rd

Reno Eddy

Larry G. Snyder

5th

Jared R. Neffer

Will Cowling

7th

Jake Fillmore

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Lyndal Vanbuskirk

2nd

Brock W. Jones

Leland D. Searcy

4th

Clint. R. Whipple

Paul Ballesteros

6th

Kelly J. Tuley

C.J. Schicke

8th

Lane M. Reeves


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Kyle Winslow

9th

Burton K. James

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11th

Matt Scogin

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Ronnie Carter

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Andrew M. Lux

Jordan Johnson

By Melinda Clements

I

t is all a bit mind boggling trying to sort through the interviews, the cameras, the awards and the crowds. There is very little time to actually take hold of the reality. Embracing the biggest win of their team roping careers was nothing short of impossible. Understanding all that happened, making sense of it and putting it in some kind of order seemed impossible. First there was the prize line: $89,400, Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Gold Championship buckles, Tony Lama Full Quill Ostrich boots and Western Horseman Collectors prints. It was phenomenal. That alone was incredible. Andrew Lux and Jordan Johnson were the high team back coming into the short go round of the #10 Shoot-Out at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. The pair just wanted to continue the trend they had set. They wanted to go rope like they had roped all day; nothing fancy, nothing spectacular, just some good, down to earth, put it in the bank, kind of team roping. “I just didn’t want to screw up,” Johnson said. “I kept thinking ‘don’t mess up.’ I guess I do rope better with a certain amount of pressure though!” 78 / DECEMBER 2010

Johnson and Lux needed a time of 10.98 to take the win in the #10 Shoot-Out. The eighth high call back team of Tyler Christensen and Cody Christensen had posted an 8.18 to take the lead in the Average. That pair had held on tight as the next seven teams began counting down. As the high team back Lux and Johnson felt a little subtle jab of pressure. They patiently watched as the second, third and fourth high teams failed to make qualified runs. It was an interesting set of circumstances. They knew they needed a time of 10.98 to take the lead in the Average. When they rode into the box ten seconds seemed like ample time to rope a short round steer. They had roped that good or better all day. “I just wanted to go make a run like we had made all day,” Lux said. “I wanted to make it count.” When the clock stopped an 8.54 highlighted the luminous dial and the pair had nailed down the Average of the #10 Shoot-Out. As screams of excitement came from the stands the pair made a victory lap around the arena. It was a victory as sweet as honeysuckle and revered by both young men. Both had come to rope and they had done exactly that. Examining the challenges they face both agreed that


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#10 Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler

Hometown

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 3

Short Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

7.38

8.06

8.26 23.70 8.84 32.54

$89,400

1

Andrew M Lux Jordan Johnson

Mulberry, AR Summers, AR

2

Tyler Christensen P Cody Christensen

Guilford, CT Guilford, CT

11.59 7.69

7.23 26.51 8.18 34.69

$49,600

3

Todd L DeLano Cody Burnside

Mesquite, NV Mesquite, NV

14.04 6.98

7.49 28.51 7.22 35.73

$39,700

4

Clayton Williams Butch Whitten

Amarillo, TX Cimarron, NM

9.57

7.95 27.26 8.54 35.80

$29,800

5

Charles Quinn Clay B Sieber

Troup, TX Troup, TX

9.46 11.01 7.30 27.77 8.40 36.17

$26,500

6

A L Summerlin Billy Joe Baldonado

Shawnee, KS Shawnee Msn, KS

9.79

7

Brian Graden Guy W Graden

Sorrento, FL Jacksonville, FL

8

Doc L Mims Dustin C Hamilton

9

9.74

9.25

9.21 28.25 8.96 37.21

$23,100

10.05 9.43

8.97 28.45 9.44 37.89

$19,800

Holdenville, OK Seminole, OK

8.82 13.08 7.29 29.19 8.74 37.93

$16,500

Darrell Cripps Jamie L Nelms

Pineville, LA Elkmont, AL

9.45

8.06

7.84 25.35 12.69 38.04

$13,200

10

Jake Smith Cole Palmore

Broken Bow, OK Dekalb, TX

7.40

7.30 13.36 28.06 10.95 39.01

$13,200

11

Charles D Kuhn Wayne Walker

Columbia, TN Davenport, OK

8.58

8.01 11.18 27.77 12.36 40.13

$9,900

12

Steve M Phillips Ron C Massey

Barry, TX Mabank, TX

8.73

8.76 10.25 27.74 13.19 40.93

$9,900

13

Melissa North Gable D Martinez

Ponder, TX George West, TX

14

Bradee Hughes Ramzi Hughes

Veyo, UT Newcastle, UT

LaRae Branham

Phoenix, AZ

Earl Higgins

Phoenix, AZ

16

L T Gishie Roger Gishie

Flagstaff, AZ Holbrook, AZ

17

Walter L Mainka Phil Jennings

18

8.93 28.14 12.99 41.13

$1,200

7.32 11.19 7.02 25.53 17.58 43.11

$1,200

8.51 12.93 8.30 29.74 13.55 43.29

$1,200

9.36

9.28 10.14 28.78 14.59 43.37

$1,200

Foster, OK Pauls Valley, OK

10.69 8.53 10.62 29.84 13.84 43.68

$1,200

Greg S Grenke Rod R Berheim

Jordan Valley, OR Kuna, ID

10.01 9.99

9.06 29.06 14.78 43.84

$1,200

19

Shawn D Stapleton Tad B Sheets

Sublette, KS Brewster, KS

8.58

8.87 12.52 29.97 14.49 44.46

$1,200

20

Alycia D Garson Jake L Taylor

Burleson, TX Eddy, TX

7.76

8.31

$1,200

15

10.23 8.98

7.97 24.04 0.00 24.04

horsemanship was very important. Johnson contends he struggles some with timing and Lux tries to handle throwing lots of line when it comes to hard running cattle. Typically, both young men see the win as a blessing. Lux hopes to make a down payment on a brand new trailer and Johnson figures he’ll stash some money in the bank to keep from spending it for awhile. There are things that happen that change us. This is the kind of team roping that changes lives and makes big differences in the way things play out. The reality is this team roping made a difference for Lux and Johnson and it will be a difference that lasts a lifetime. n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 79


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Todd L. Delano 80 / DECEMBER 2010

3rd

Cody Burnside

Tyler Christensen

2nd

P. Cody Christensen

Clayton Williams

4th

Butch Whitten


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Charles Quinn

5th

Clay B. Sieber

A.L. Summerlin

6th

Billy Joe Baldonado

Brian A. Graden

7th

Guy W. Graden

Doc L. Mims

8th

Dustin C. Hamilton

Darrell Cripps

9th

Jamie L. Nelms

Jake Smith

10th

Cole Palmore

Charles D. Kuhn

11th

Wayne Walker

Steve M. Phillips

12th

Ron C. Massey

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Joe D. Jones

Coledon Harmon

By Melinda Clements

P

erhaps one of the most unique and pleasurable things about the sport of team roping is how it brings things together. It unites people, places, situations and circumstances in ways that can only be defined as celestial. With no rhyme or reason events transpire that could not have been humanly devised or orchestrated. When people look back on events having to do with team roping they are almost always amazed at how certain things could have come together. The #9 Shoot-Out held on Sunday, October 31 in the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum is a perfect example of how things happen that are not only life altering but wrapped in a ribbon of blessings that will forever be lodged in the recesses of one’s mind. Joe Jones hails from Mason, Mississippi. He ropes all the time and has a regular partner in T.J. Coleman. However, as circumstances would dictate, he needed a partner for the #9 Shoot-Out at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Texas heeler Coledon Harmon had the same need so pairing up for the #9 Shoot-Out seemed like a good idea. They met for the first time the night before the roping and, never having roped together, they didn’t even have a game plan. Both 84 / DECEMBER 2010

knew they needed a partner and both knew they just wanted to rope their kind of roping. Enough said! Now, this is where the story gets interesting and takes a turn for the bizarre and mystical. One hundred thousand dollars is a phenomenal amount of money in anyone’s books. One hundred thousand dollars can change things in ways nothing else can. To actually come to a team roping and have a shot at that kind of wealth is mind-boggling. It can only happen at a roping like the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Jones and Harmon paired up for the #9 Shoot-Out. They were both competitive, disciplined and wanting to rope and have a good time. Both had driven a far piece to get there and both had high hopes. In reality they didn’t share much with each other. A twist of fate had made it a dream they both latched on to. Little did they know their lives would be bound together from here on out as they both continued on this journey called life. Joe Jones and Coledon Harmon turned out to be the number one high call back team going into the short go round of the #9 Shoot-Out at the NFTR in Oklahoma City. The prize line for this roping took your breath away. Not only did it involve a check for $100,700 but it also included Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Gold Championship buckles, Tony Lama Ostrich boots, and Western Horseman Collector’s Framed prints. It was almost beyond belief. The #9 Shoot-Out proved to be a unique roping. Thirty teams came back to rope in the short go round and twenty teams would receive money. Call it pressure, call it anxiety or call it what you will but the short go round proved to be


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#9 Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler Joe D Jones 1 Coledon Harmon

Hometown Macon, MS Stephenville, TX

2

John H Shockley Ty Alford

Madison, GA Ponce De Leon, FL

3

Caleb Ford Carter Alexander

Ardmore, OK Ardmore, OK

Wayne Weeks

Broken Bow, OK

Todd D Culley

Muse, OK

5

Justin Marrs Chad Daniels

6 7

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 3

Short Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

9.10

7.83

6.85 23.78 12.03 35.81 $100,700

9.28 10.12 9.02 28.42 10.47 38.89

$56,700

13.07 11.38 8.23 32.68 6.25 38.93

$45,400

10.35 13.15 7.66 31.16 9.06 40.22

$34,000

Springdale, AR Springdale, AR

11.04 13.60 7.97 32.61 7.66 40.27

$30,200

Cole D Manahan Randy Lewis

Novice, TX Abilene, TX

10.01 8.37 14.44 32.82 8.15 40.97

$26,500

Dana Irwen Steve Whinnery

Delta, CO Powderhorn, CO

10.85 9.77

9.99 30.61 11.19 41.80

$22,700

Kirk J Kooiker

Adrian, MN

Mike Kruger

Granville, IA

Joe A Buchanan

Urbana, OH

Chad Devitt

Lawrenceburg, KY

10

Janet L Mickelson Pete Mickelson

Flagstaff, AZ Flagstaff, AZ

13.31 9.68

9.32 32.31 10.19 42.50

$15,100

11

Dustin Hamlin Toby Bean

Broken Bow, OK Bethel, OK

10.91 8.93

9.31 29.15 13.79 42.94

$11,300

12

Kyle Winslow Clay Louderback

Plains, KS Liberal, KS

8.25

9.62 13.44 31.31 12.32 43.63

$11,300

13

Craig A Huffhines Mark A Huffhines

West, TX Ross, TX

8.18 10.67 7.70 26.55 17.54 44.09

$1,200

Larry W Fleming

Oklahoma City, OK

4

8 9

14

Oscar Rene Valenzuela Purcell, OK

9.36

9.34

9.46 28.16 14.20 42.36

$18,900

8.58

8.50 10.74 27.82 14.66 42.48

$15,100

14.98 9.04

8.69 32.71 16.99 49.70

$1,200

15

John Stokes Chris M Thomison

Snyder, TX Hermleigh, TX

8.48

8.75

8.17 25.40 0.00 25.40

$1,200

16

Shawn D Stapleton Zane T Edmondson

Sublette, KS Cimarron, KS

8.43

8.82

8.83 26.08 0.00 26.08

$1,200

17

Pete A Gourley Frankie Fernandez

Bryan, TX Johnstown, NY

9.18

8.61

8.53 26.32 0.00 26.32

$1,200

18

Kyler Bramhall Clay Taylor

Paris, TX Detroit, TX

9.64

7.31

9.40 26.35 0.00 26.35

$1,200

Tony Latona

Denison, TX

L T Worley

Whitewright, TX

10.43 8.50

9.07 28.00 0.00 28.00

$1,200

Jade W Nobles Jaret W Nobles

Barnwell, SC Barnwell, SC

8.85 28.21 0.00 28.21

$1,200

19 20

9.37

9.99

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interesting to say the least. When the twenty-seventh high call back team of Caleb Ford and Carter Gurrola jumped out and took the lead with a time of 6.25 on their short go round steer it was a lead that would hold solid all the way down the list until the eleventh high call back made a serious bid for the action. John Shockley and Ty Alford made a short round run of 10.47 to take the lead in the Average with a time of 38.89. There were ten teams left to rope. The high team back Jones and Harmon kept a low profile and focused on how things were coming together. Maybe there were nerves involved but then again maybe not. It was hard to read either roper’s expression or emotions at that particular point in time. As each of the remaining teams struggled, Jones and Harmon waited with a patience that was indicative of a lion toying with prey. When the duo from Texas and Mississippi rode into the box they had all the time in the world. They could have a time of 15.10 to take the win in the roping. It could be a slow deliberate practice run to say the least. Some say things happen for a reason. Some say things are predestined, fate rears its head and we are just marionettes in the game called life. Most believe that we plan, God smiles and things happen or don’t. Interpret it how you see fit. The reality was when Jones nodded he wanted to catch and be done. Harmon wanted to follow suit. The crowd watched and waited with an intensity that made your lips dry and your palms clammy. Fifteen seconds seems like a long time in a team roping. In some ropings it would

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never ever be in the money. But you see, this is about a bigger picture, circumstances that alter lives. When the flagger dropped the flag on the run the crowd groaned as he signaled a plus five penalty. Remember this is one of those “meant to be” stories. Even with the penalty the team posted a time of 12.03. That was well under the allotted time of fifteen needed to win the #9 Shoot-Out at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping with a time of 35.81 for the Average. “You cannot slack off,” Harmon said. “You cannot change anything. You have to stay on top and aggressive because about the time you think you have it all together is about the time you realize it has fallen apart. You have to keep roping to win and you can’t change anything if it is working.” That philosophy had made all the difference.

Caleb Ford 86 / DECEMBER 2010

3rd

Carter Alexander Gurrola

“You cannot safety up,” Harmon continued. “You have to keep roping your game.” For the pair who had only met for the first time the evening before, the win was absolutely overwhelming. “I just wanted to get everything caught,” Jones explained. “I wanted to make this happen. This is certainly a lifechanging experience. I was nervous but I think my regular partner, T.J. was much more nervous than I was. It is just unbelievable how it all came together especially when you consider we didn’t know each other until last night.” Amid the interviews, the pictures, the awards and the hoards of people Jones was a bit taken aback and softly spoken. No doubt both ropers had mixed feelings and an array of emotions running rampant. It would probably take a few days for the full impact of all that had transpired in a twelve-second team roping run to register and hit home. In the days to come both Jones and Harmon would look back and wonder exactly how things had come about. In the days to come they would see the events in a new light of transformation and change. Team roping has this unique ability to change lives and implement the direction you take on the road called life. Sometimes it is about winning, sometimes it is about losing and sometimes it involves the people placed along our way who help maneuver us toward bigger and better things. Such is the case with the new found relationship between Joe Jones and Coledon Harmon. It will be a relationship they will never forget and a moment that will never be forgotten. n

John H. Shockley

2nd

Ty Alford

Wayne Weeks

4th

Todd D. Culley


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Justin Marrs

5th

Chad Daniels

Dana Irwen

7th

Steve Whinnery

Joe A. Buchanan

9th

Chad Devitt

Dustin Hamlin

11th

Toby Bean

Cole D. Manahan

6th

Randy Lewis

Kirk J. Kooiker

8th

Mike Kruger

Janey L. Mickelson

10th

Pete Mickelson

Kyle Winslow

12th

Clay Louderback

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Willie D. Schooler

Larry J. Nutsch

By Melinda Clements

R

umor has it that team roping is a family-oriented sport. There is talk going around that says it takes everyone to make it all work and come together. If those stories are true the evidence certainly lies in the #8 Shoot-Out at this year’s 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Kansas team ropers, Willie Schooler and Larry Nutsch were the fourth high team back coming into the short go round of the #8 Shoot-Out. They had watched the eleventh high team back take the lead in the Average with a time of 8.98. For various reasons team after team after that struggled in the short go round. By the time Schooler and Nutsch were ready to rope they knew for a fact they had to be 13.99 or better to take the lead in the roping. That would assure them of a fourthplace win and about $16,900, certainly not a bad place to be. With twenty moneys paid in the short go round, it was a good roping with a lot of teams getting part of the action. It all boiled down to lighting the fire that prompts one to make things happen. Schooler and Nutsch wanted to make things happen. When the pair rode into the box their cheering section took a deep breath and waited to see how things would unfold. With a solid flair for grabbing the gold ring, the pair posted a 90 / DECEMBER 2010

time of 8.91 in a smoking run that would take the lead away from James and Roger Cotterill. Three teams were left to rope and time would become a serious factor in how things came down. As Schooler and Nutsch rode out of the arena a whole array of family and friends cheered them and awarded their efforts with a whopping round of applause. Wives, grandkids, sons and daughters made up the cheering section and they were elated. Unbelievable to everyone involved the last three teams to rope failed to make qualified runs and Schooler and Nutsch could not believe what had happened. As the announcer called them back into the arena for a victory lap the house came down in a roar of screaming and applause. The pair had just pocketed $45,100 plus a phenomenal prize line consisting of Martin Championship Trophy saddles, Gist Championship Gold buckles, Tony Lama boots and Western Horseman Framed Collector’s prints. The pair was giddy to say the least. The prize room was lit up with smiling faces as family and friends arrived quickly to celebrate the victory. The pair have been roping together for fourteen plus years and they were comfortable in their win; excited but comfortable just taking it all in. “We just wanted to go catch our steer,” Schooler laughed. “I called a friend and they didn’t believe me.” Schooler hopes to make a down payment on a building with his share of the funds. He and Nutsch traveled to the Finals together and Schooler did the driving because Nutsch was a bit under the weather. “This roping was certainly worth all the driving,” Schooler said. “We practice about three times a week and we just wanted


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#8 Shoot-Out Placed Header/Heeler

Hometown

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 3

Short Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

8.64

1

Willie D Schooler Larry J Nutsch

Frankfort, KS Alma, KS

8.96

9.89 27.49 8.91 36.40

$45,100

2

James R Cotterill Roger Cotterill

Pomeroy, OH Rutland, OH

8.99 14.51 9.01 32.51 8.98 41.49

$28,200

3

Mark L Detillier Steve Judd

Larose, LA Lumberton, MS

15.28 9.03 10.81 35.12 7.78 42.90

$22,500

4

Taylor Munsell Woodward, OK Rylan Harris Ferbrache Woodward, OK

8.85

9.38 14.74 32.97 10.72 43.69

$16,900

5

Terry L Gilbert Lewis C Gilbert

Hardesty, OK Hardesty, OK

9.38

9.93

9.21 28.52 15.49 44.01

$15,000

6

Kasey Hagaman Kasyn Hagaman

Madisonville, TX Madisonville, TX

14.75 12.54 8.31 35.60 8.47 44.07

$13,200

7

Eddy L Wachter David K Perry

Jefferson, TX Avinger, TX

14.43 8.65 13.22 36.30 8.26 44.56

$11,300

8

Eric Elliott Wesley A Wright

Levelland, TX Leveland, TX

9.58 13.20 7.30 30.08 14.66 44.74

$9,400

9

Ramon Espinoza Shawn Barris

Manassa, CO Windsor, CO

9.37 14.05 13.98 37.40 8.14 45.54

$7,500

10

Joel Rivera Steve Larranaga

Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe, NM

14.63 14.07 8.64 37.34 8.58 45.92

$7,500

11

Bill Owen Robert W Martinez

Mountainair, NM Radium Springs, NM

9.17 13.58 13.66 36.41 9.53 45.94

$5,600

12

Steve Bennett Helen McDaniel

Independence, KS Independence, KS

7.92 14.15 15.36 37.43 10.20 47.63

$5,600

13

Greg L Gleghorn Darrel L Smith

Piedmont, OK Binger, OK

8.35 14.58 14.26 37.19 10.74 47.93

$1,200

14

Leona Bryson Layne Bryson

Maysville, AR Maysville, AR

11.09 18.86 9.69 39.64 10.41 50.05

$1,200

LaGrande Ballard

Huntington, AR

Clint W Reid

Barnsdall, OK

16

Moises Martinez Nato Tena

17

15

7.99

8.80 25.11 0.00 25.11

$1,200

Grants, NM Grants, NM

9.23

8.23

8.53 25.99 0.00 25.99

$1,200

Ralph M Hudgins W T Ridings

Laverne, OK Mooreland, OK

7.82 10.06 8.44 26.32 0.00 26.32

$1,200

18

Tim W Weil Adam W Roberts

Wann, OK Mounds, OK

9.71 10.41 9.95 30.07 0.00 30.07

$1,200

19

Eric Anderson Dayle A Ferguson

Norwich, KS Follett, TX

20

Jose L Briseno Zermeno Commanche, TX Pepe Briseno Commanche, TX

10.68 9.66

9.75 30.09 0.00 30.09

$1,200

11.30 12.09 8.49 31.88 0.00 31.88

$1,200

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to catch all of our cattle and do well.” That good game plan certainly seemed to come together. Getting to visit with Nutsch was interesting because he was surrounded by a whole herd of family. Grandkids surrounded him and begged for his attention. His new saddle was admired and touched in awe by eight-year-old Gracyn, nine-year-old Kaija, sixyear-old Hayden, and six-year-old Aviana. It was obvious they had some hand in this win or at least thought they did. “It’s very cool and I’m really happy he won,” Hayden said of his grandfather’s good fortune. “He should be very proud of himself.” “I hope he is on TV,” Aviana voiced with a huge grin on her face. “Actually it amazes me,” Gracyn said. “I know he has been in a lot of rodeos but this is the most cool.” “Really cool,” said Kaija. Talk about a fan club! It seems Nutsch hauls his around. No wonder they had such a cheering section. “I wanted to be solid, consistent and have a good time,” Nutsch commented. “Willie drove and let me sleep all the way. He has taught me a lot about roping, about practice. We have roped together about fourteen years

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and it has been great. This win sums it up so well. I was ready to rope and I’m so proud of this win.” As the prize area began to clear one young man stood by and sort of reflected on the activities. He herded kids out the door and then stood in a silent moment of appreciation. When asked if he knew this family he said he was Larry Nutsch’s son. Prompted for his thoughts he seemed very emotional in an odd sort of way.

Mark L. Detillier 92 / DECEMBER 2010

3rd

Steve Judd

“I was supposed to come here several years ago and watch my dad rope,” he said. “But I shipped out to Afghanistan and couldn’t come. I got to come this year and it was so worth the wait to see them win like this.” When I asked for his name he smiled and said, “I’m Larry’s son!” Team roping is all about family. Team roping is about the little moments and the big moments but most of all it is about sharing, love, appreciation, fellowship and the miracle of mom’s, dad’s, brothers, sisters, kids and grandkids, aunts and uncles and all those extended members that love and support you. It is also about partnerships, relationships and growing and getting better for all the right reasons. As the curtain dropped on the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping the #8 Shoot-Out was in the history books. Larry’s son had voiced it well, “It was well worth the wait!” Each year brings together all the things that make this organization what it is; it is the best and worst of times, it is growing, changing and challenging yourself to be the best you can be. It is the fellowship coupled with a sport that brings it all together under an umbrella of roping, family and pride. It was worth the wait and it was a job well done! n

James R. Cotterill

2nd

Roger Cotterill

Taylor Munsell

4th

Ryan Harris


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Terry L. Gilbert

5th

Lewis C. Gilbert

Kasey Hagaman

6th

Kasyn Hagaman

Eddy L. Wachter

7th

David K. Perry

Eric Elliott

8th

Wesley A. Wright

Ramon Espinoza

9th

Shawn Barris

Joel Rivera

10th

Steve Larranaga

Bill Owen

11th

Robert W. Martinez

Steve Bennett

12th

Helen McDaniel

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By Melinda Clements

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on’t let gender fool you. Don’t be misled by the fallacy that women might be the weaker sex. In a male-dominated sport like team roping one thing quickly becomes evident; when women rope, they rope well. They are the ladies of team roping and they are aggressive, competitive, disciplined and focused. They will disarm you with a smile and take the roping out from under you with a competitive finesse that makes you like it even if it wasn’t totally expected. Watching the Cruel Girl Championships unfold at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum during the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping it was a pleasant surprise to see so many women ropers. It stands to reason more and more women are embracing the sport with a competitive enthusiasm. Think about it! Who goes to the practice pen to turn steers for their spouses? Who coordinates with neighbors and helps to work cattle if need be? One thing you have to understand is these ladies are cowgirls in the truest sense of the word. They can do it all from cleaning stalls, hauling water and saddling horses to loading trailers and tending kids. And the unique thing is they love team roping and are committed to it in ways we can never imagine. Along with the flair and flash the women bring to the sport there comes a competitive edge perfectly exhibited by the 2010 96 / DECEMBER 2010

Jamie Hayden

Jimmi Jo Montera

winners of the Cruel Girl Championships held Thursday, October 28. Two classy, versatile and humble ladies took the Championships with a time of 31.81 in a four-head average. Jamie Hayden and Jimmi Jo Montera had every right to be proud and satisfied with their accomplishment. Putting $15,500 in their pockets plus beautiful Martin Championship Trophy saddles and a Cruel Girl wardrobe, the pair couldn’t help but smile with a sort of smug satisfaction. The competition had been a challenge and to have taken the Average was a fulfillment beyond belief. “I spent all morning with Speed Williams helping me,” Montera said. “I want to thank him for helping me. He was out before seven this morning helping me with my position. I’ve got to remember to ride for position.” In addition to tutorial time spent with Williams, Montera owes a lot to her husband. “I wear my husband out roping,” Montera laughed. “He ropes and ropes and ropes for me.” Montera and Hayden have a unique roping relationship. “I actually roped with Jamie’s mom long before I ever roped with Jamie,” Montera elaborated. “Jamie and I roping together has proved to work well. We live too far apart to practice but our partnership at the ropings has been really good.” Hayden added, “We do live too far apart to practice but


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Cruel Girl Champ Placed Header/Heeler Jamie Jamie AAMader Hayden 1 Jimmi Jo Montera

Hometown Stephenville, TX Greeley, CO

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

9.00

7.05

8.01 24.06 7.75 31.81

$15,500

Total on 3

Short Go

2

Jill L Murray Amy W Austin

Cooper, TX Wills Point, TX

8.51

8.78

8.77 26.06 10.04 36.10

$9,800

3

Jackie L Hobbs Lari Dee Guy

Abilene, TX Abilene, TX

9.54

8.40 13.26 31.20 8.26 39.46

$6,700

4

Jorden D Elliott Megan D Graham

Valliant, OK Smithville, OK

8.10

8.53

8.94 25.57 15.66 41.23

$5,700

Lawton, OK San Tan Valley, AZ

8.71

9.19 13.49 31.39 9.94 41.33

$4,600

Pinehurst, TX Cleveland, TX

14.63 8.60 12.47 35.70 8.94 44.64

$4,100

Granbury, TX Morgan Mill, TX

14.77 13.60 7.96 36.33 15.75 52.08

$3,100

Buffalo, TX Garden City, TX

10.01 14.60 17.26 41.87 10.31 52.18

$2,100

Rita C Love we both rope all the time.” She feels 5 Kim Williamson scoring and getting out from behind the Laura Lea Coe 6 barrier is her greatest challenge. “A good Jessica A Bowen start is essential,” she went on to say, Billie Bray 7 “especially here at a roping like the Tracy Hedeman Amber Pate Finals.” Hayden tends to practice more 8 Roylyn Mcdaniel for her horses and feels horsemanship is extremely important. “I wanted to get a good start in the short go round,” said Hayden. As the high call back team going into the short go round neither roper wanted to worry about it or give it much thought. Perhaps they just didn’t want to over-analyze. They just wanted to rope well and wrap things up in the number one

spot. Basically they wanted to rope like they had roped all day. “My main concern was staying focused and getting out from behind the barrier,” Hayden elaborated. No doubt it came together just right. The pair needed a time of 12.03 in the short go round to take the lead away from the third high call back team of Jill Murray and Amy Austin. When the dust cleared and the numbers tallied the pair had a time of 7.75. That was perfect to take the win in the Average of the Cruel Girl Championships. Sticking with some basics and roping with focus and concentration seemed to be the exact ingredients needed for the two top lady team ropers to grab the Cruel Girl Championships. What a prime example of class, finesse and expertise to represent the women of team roping in the Cruel Girl Championships! The pair are an exemplary picture of what the ladies of team roping are all about. n

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By Melinda Clements

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hey are a quiet, focused elite group. They don’t say much but they take a lot in and are committed to their roping like no other group. They are humble, thankful and set on having a good time if at all possible. When the Century Roping got underway at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping it was a fun roping with lots of challenges and heaps of rewards. This group is about catching, roping and having a good time and embracing the fellowship team roping brings to everyone involved. A little less than five seconds separated the top high call team and the tenth call back team. Twenty teams were coming back in the short go round of the Century Championships held Wednesday morning during the Cinch NFTR. Arkansas team ropers, Ronnie Carter and Eddie Cole, were the high team back with a time of 23.11 and they had one more steer to go to put $16,600 in the bank. Carter and Cole have been roping together for awhile but actually live a bit too far apart to get in much practice time. As the high team back they waited a bit precariously in the background waiting to see how things might unfold. “We just watched and wanted to just rope and catch our 98 / DECEMBER 2010

Ronnie Carter

Eddie Cole

steer,” Carter said. “Scoring is one of my greatest challenges and I wanted to just get from behind the barrier and catch the steer.” Cole was in consensus. “I just try to concentrate and I try to rope the best that I can.” When the pair rode into the box they both knew they had plenty of time to rope their short round steer. The second and third place high teams had failed to make qualified runs. They actually needed a 12.84 to maintain the lead in the Average of the Century Roping. It was all the time they needed if not more than enough. It just boiled down to focusing on the job at hand and making it happen. When Cole and Carter broke from the box time stood still. The pair did what they do best. They took their time and made each second count. Each second amounted to a solid head catch and two feet on the backside and 7.65 posted on the clock. It was exactly what the doctor ordered. Cole and Carter had reached out and grabbed the Average of the Century Championships at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. It was a sweet victory and Martin Championship Trophy saddles and a chunk of change made it even more special. “I don’t think I will have any trouble finding a place to


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spend this money,” Carter said with a smile. “I may try to buy another horse if I can find one.” “I’m pretty sure it’s been well spent,” Cole said with a grin. As the pair posed for pictures and shook hands their faces beamed with wide smiles. They seemed more mischievous than a couple of kids. Perhaps because they both knew how to savor the blessings and how to focus on the important things life has to offer. They could also define with distinction the work involved in making a roping like the Century count. With age comes patience, expertise and a level of enjoyment in life that is uniquely theirs. They rope solid, lay hold of all things special and treasure friendships and the fellowship that team roping offers. They like what they like, do well at all they do and set an example involving grandeur in being a Century roper. There is a certain respect and appreciation for the experience and example of the Century ropers. You will not find that as much with any other group within the membership of the USTRC. It belongs predominately to the Century ropers. Team Roping is a sport where you feed off those who go before and learn from their example. n

Century

1st Go

2nd Go

3rd Go

Total on 4

Amt Won

6.90

8.84

7.37 23.11 7.65 30.76

$16,600

Total on 3

Short Go

Eddie Cole

Hometown Berryville, AR Branch, AR

2

Greg S Grenke Rod R Berheim

Jordan Valley, OR Kuna, ID

9.28

8.90

8.94 27.12 8.84 35.96

$10,400

3

D A Poll Earl Higgins

Clinton, UT Phoenix, AZ

8.51

9.56

9.53 27.60 8.83 36.43

$8,300

4

Harold G Green Joe Martinez

Lipan, TX Midland, TX

9.01

9.23

9.05 27.29 9.80 37.09

$6,900

5

Greg Cline Greg D Seufer

Holly, CO Holly, CO

9.33

9.72

9.02 28.07 9.19 37.26

$6,200

6

Mel Smith Steven E Pitts

Mansfield, TX Chipley, FL

9.29

8.31

9.28 26.88 10.54 37.42

$5,500

7

Charles D Kuhn Lloyd W South

Columbia, TN Palo Pinto, TX

8.56 14.94 7.34 30.84 7.94 38.78

$4,800

8

Mel Smith Gary Jacobs

Mansfield, TX Vernon, TX

9.65 29.81 9.12 38.93

$4,200

9

Sid D Savage Manuel R Sandoval

Caballo, NM Deming, NM

9.17

9.20 13.48 31.85 8.98 40.83

$3,500

Wayne Smith Ben G Pierce

Dickens, TX Wolfforth, TX

8.62

8.52 11.25 28.39 13.06 41.45

$2,800

Placed Header/Heeler Ronnie Carter

1

10

10.65 9.51

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by Melinda Clements

Saturday, October 23, 2010 Sometimes great things become awesome things from the struggle and not from the fallacy that great things are immediately grand. When the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping kicked off inside the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum there was an air of anticipation; everyone knew there would be. And yet, breaking the ice sometimes takes a minute. This day was no different. Rain was falling, water and mud made it sloppy outside and nerves were taut. Everyone involved felt the pressure. Despite portraying an air of confidence and assurance Open ropers feel the same anxiety, strain and stress all ropers feel. Everyone watches them and everyone expects a remarkable

U.S. Open Preliminary Derrick Begay / Cory Petska

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performance when they ride into the team roping box. Twenty teams came back into the short go round of the Open Preliminary roping at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. It was an elite group aiming at the $12,100 and Martin Championship Trophy saddle that first place would pay. Perhaps the hardest part of all was knowing this was the ice breaker. This would set the standard for how things would unfold for the rest of the week. There was no fear here only aggressive, competitive team roping at its best. It involved all the ingredients that make team roping so exciting and appealing. A little over four seconds separated the first and fifth teams going in to the short go round. Derrick Begay and Cory Peska held the high call back. It wasn’t unfamiliar territory, but it was still a position that had to be guarded carefully. When the short go round began it was deceiving. The first


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#15 Preliminary Zachary Tait Small / Travis Graves four teams to rope in the short go round failed to make qualified runs and for an Open Preliminary that is a bit unnerving. “The announcer prompted them, “Come on boys,” the speaker blared, “Let’s go for the gusto!” The music vibrated, the mood was set and the runs began to come together. Derrick Begay and Cory Peska waited and watched. It wasn’t pressure they had not felt before and yet it all unfolded exactly how they hoped it would. Needing a time of 7.58 to maintain the win in the Open Preliminary Peska had one thing on his mind. “I just wanted to catch,” Peska commented. “I wasn’t changing anything. I just wanted to catch.” Catch he did! Begay and Peska rolled out of the roping box in one fluid motion. They showed everyone why they are the caliber of roper they are. When the digital clock clicked the readout said, “6.45” and Petska had two feet. “This sets the stage for the rest of the week,” Begay commented quite matter of factly. With his hands on his first Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping Martin Trophy saddle, Begay felt the saddle was special. However, the $12,100 the pair would split had equal significance. “You just keep trying,” Begay said. “The saddle is special and when money is tight there is more pressure.” Peska maintained he just wanted to catch and that would continue to be his game plan. The team of Clay Tryan and Travis Graves placed second in the Open Preliminary behind Begay and Peska. “This was a home town roping for Travis,” Tryan said. “We came to win one roping and that is where we are headed. Graves, indeed an Oklahoma team roper, didn’t feel a lot of pressure. “You sort of get used to it,” Graves commented. With the Open Preliminary suddenly in the history books it proved to be the ice breaker everyone needed. The Cinch National Finals of Team Roping had gunned its engines. It proved to be one of many high expectations of relevant anticipation on the books for the rest of the week. Hang on tight, ropers! The best is yet to come.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 You could, perhaps, call it a case of nerves. In fact, you can call it whatever you want. When it comes to team roping it always involves nerves whether you admit it or not. You might say Zach Small had a case of nerves. The ironic thing was it occurred after the fact. Zach, a young team roper from Fairland, Oklahoma presumably likes to rope. He must love to rope if the events, which transpired during the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping, are any indication. During the #15 Preliminary held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum Small did some team roping, not just some team roping, but S-O-M-E team roping. Small and partners, Cesar DeLaCruz and Travis Graves roped competitively, consistently and very aggressively. It paid off in ways they could never have imagined. As the #15 Preliminary rotations ended the ropers prepared for the short go round. Small and Graves were the fifth high team back in the short go round. Small and DeLaCruz were the second high call back team. That isn’t too shabby for a young header from Oklahoma. Graves is a close neighbor and he and Small rope together a lot. Graves had already tasted the sweet fruit of victory by placing second in the Open Preliminary earlier in the day. He had moved past the nerves and done what needed to be done to set things in motion. Today was his day and he felt good about it. Small and DeLaCruz live too far apart SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 101


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to practice but you couldn’t tell watching them. They proved to be a combination that just might work. The #15 Preliminary short round brought together twenty teams of impeccable talent. Each team was a prime example of some of the best in the sport of team roping. Small had to be elated to be grouped with such a caliber of team ropers. The group was a tough group. It included the champion of the world, Kollin VonAhn and US Collegiate National Champion, Chance Kiehne just to name two. The group was shooting at $14,800 and a Martin Championship Trophy saddle. The payout was incredible. “Get them tight and get them straight,” the announcer lectured as the music raised the tempo of one’s heartbeat. Small watched carefully. If he was nervous you couldn’t tell. When Small and Graves rode into the box they knew they needed to focus. VonAhn and Tripp Johnson were leading the Average with a 31.38 on four head of steers. Small and Graves had to have an 8.72 to move the champion of the world. No pressure there! When Small nodded his world stopped. There was no thought, no analysis, no plan only pure gut busting, blood pulsing, disciplined, “rope them like you see them” team roping. Graves had already said he just planned to catch. It was the game plan he carried forward from the Open Preliminary. It was working. When a time of 6.94 echoed from the coliseum speakers the pair took the lead on a four-head average. There were two teams to go and Small would rope again as the second high team back in the short go round with partner Cesar DeLaCruz. First place was great and Small would take second place as well. There was one team to go in the short go round and it was a pair to contend with. Drew Horner and Brady Norman was the final team to go and the pair needed an 8.72 to maintain their lead. However, when Horner and Brady failed to make a qualified run neither Small nor Graves could actually believe it. The #15 Preliminary was theirs for the taking and Small and DeLaCruz would, indeed take second place. Small was speechless in the prize area. He clutched his second-place buckle and couldn’t put it together in words. The buckle, the money and the Martin Championship saddle were his. Graves and DeLaCruz were equally elated and thrilled to be part of the ride. “Zach did all the work,” Graves praised. No doubt Graves had set the stage with his philosophy of just planning on making a catch and Small had made the connection work. “We roped together last year,” DeLaCruz commented, “And it didn’t come together for us. I’m glad it worked this time.” Small was a case of nerves. “I wasn’t thinking anything,” he stammered. “Nervous, oh yeah, maybe a little nervous.” Perhaps he had saved all his nerves for after the finish because he had roped with confidence and nerves of steel. The saddle was his first USTRC National Finals Team Roping saddle. Small, alone, had just pocketed $12,100. No wonder he was speechless. Visibly shaken Small still searched for something to say but it never came together; understandably so! It isn’t often you beat the champion of the world, get a new saddle, and put $12,000 in your pocket. He had provided some really good heelers the shot that would save them all. With the success of something like that I wouldn’t know what to say either! 102 / DECEMBER 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010 If you haven’t noticed there is a new trend unfolding. Watch out ropers, there are a lot of young guns in the wings and they are out to steal your glory, take your money and challenge your best on your most aggressive roping day. Cole Wheeler and Mark Cowdin were solid as the third high team back coming into the short go round of the #13 Preliminary roping at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. It was a good place to be. At best third place in the #13 Preliminary would pay $9,200. Almost anyone could live with that amount of money. Two seconds separated the first and fifth teams going into the short go round. The field was a tough group of ropers. When Wheeler and Cowdin rode into the box they had it on their minds. They both knew up front they needed an 8.63 to take the lead in the Average away from Neil Trammell and James Watson. They just wanted to hold tight and not rock the boat. They needed a good solid short go run. They would make it happen. That is what young guns do and they do it well. There might have been some nerves involved but once Wheeler and Cowdin rode into the box everything moved to autopilot. Nerves flew away and roping became the issue. When Wheeler nodded he was primed to rope. Cowdin would back him up and suddenly it was


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#13 Preliminary Cole Wheeler / Mark Cowdin

not about an 8.63. It was about a time of 7.36. It was all they needed to take the lead in the Average with a time of 31.42 on four head. Two teams were left and anything less than perfect would fall short. Wheeler and Cowdin rode to the back of the arena and tried to wait it out. They had done all they needed to do and there wasn’t anything wrong with third place. Waiting in the wings is hard when you have so much money on the line. Waiting in the wings is hard no matter what your age. When the top two teams legged in the short go round Wheeler and Cowdin couldn’t believe it. Who would have thought! In a rush of excitement Wheeler and Cowdin suddenly realized they had won the #13 Preliminary to secure $21,300. Third place was okay but first place had an smell and taste as sweet as a spring morning. “I was very nervous at first,” Wheeler commented. “But once I rode into the box it all went away and I was okay.” Cowdin agreed. “Everything sort of became automatic once the roping got underway,” he elaborated. “The waiting was the hard part.” The young men live too far apart to spend any time in the practice pen. Therefore, they make every roping count. “We just rope at the ropings,” Wheeler explained. “We didn’t have any particular game plan other than to just catch.” Cowdin agreed and commented that he just wanted to be consistent and catch everything. “As a heeler I think my

greatest challenge is being consistent,” Cowdin commented. “We don’t practice so I just wanted to get my timing down, rope everything and stay consistent.” Regardless of how you look at it, the #13 Preliminary is indicative of the existence of some very talented young ropers. As the week kicked off at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping more and more young, competitive, talented team ropers were making their presence known. True to form roping isn’t about age because USTRC ropers come from all walks of life and are all ages. It has suddenly become very apparent the youngsters are a force to contend with. Our organization must be proud of these young men and women who have chosen team roping as their sport of choice. That says a lot for the legacy we are leaving them. Like Wheeler and Cowdin these young ropers are talented, aggressive and hungry. The word ‘win’ is a declaration of how well we’ve taught them to love the sport. We should all be proud. As Wheeler and Cowdin walked away from the prize area they were already thinking about what lay before them. It didn’t matter what it was. The pair came to rope and they came to win. They would be there waiting and if you were not where you needed to be, doing what you had to do, you were going to get beat. That is way young guns work. A hungry, competitive frame of mind will get you before you even realize you are being stalked and in team roping that can be deadly. SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 103


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#12 Preliminary Chase W. Boekhaus / Dakota Koehn

Monday, October 25, 2010 You might call it an on again, off again roping relationship but regardless of how you label it, when it is on it is an awesome partnership. The relationship came together on Monday, October 25 in the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum when Kansas and Oklahoma combined forces to take the #12 Preliminary by storm. During the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. Chase Boekhaus and Dakota Koehn wrapped their talents in a blanket of optimism and gave the # 12 Preliminary roping all they had. The pair was the second high call back team going into the short go round and with the top twenty-three teams coming back it was a long list of possibilities. “We always try to rope in the Preliminary,” Boekhaus explained, “but we each have different partners as well.” Both Boekhaus and Koehn attend college at Northwestern State University at Alva and for the first time they actually live in the same vicinity and can practice. Despite not being regular college team roping partners, the pair have spent some quality time in the practice pen since coming to college. Boekhaus heads because he feels he is actually better at it and it is fun and challenging. “I like to head. It is a challenge making the run and setting up my partner,” he explained. “I want to catch, make a good run and be solid. It worked today.” The pair was the second high team back coming into the short go round. With only one point sixty-three seconds separating the first and fourth high call back team the last runs in the short round were fast, competitive and a hair short of cutthroat. When the sixth high team back, Cole Wheeler and Wesley Thorp, took the lead everyone paid attention. Boekhaus and Koehn needed a 7.96 to move Wheeler and Thorp and that dominated their thoughts. “I don’t know that we had any particular thoughts,” Koehn said. “We needed to catch and be solid to at least be second place. There was one team after us.” When the pair rode into the box instinct took over and it was rope with all you had. The pair posted a time of 6.79 to move Wheeler and Thorp. There was one team left and it was a team that was the high call back team for a reason. As Koehn and Boekhaus rode to the catch pen to retrieve their ropes they didn’t really see the last run. It didn’t take but a second, however, for them to suddenly realize the last team had failed to make a qualified run. They couldn’t believe it. Boekhaus and Koehn had just pocketed $17,300 plus a USTRC Finals Martin Championship Trophy saddle. They also just might have become a couple of the richest college team ropers at Alva as the day wrapped up. The #12 Preliminary proved to be a sweet victory for Boekhaus and Koehn. As they work through their on again, off again partnership, one thing is for certain; when the pair do connect they make things happen and sparks fly. The #12 Preliminary is a prime example. 104 / DECEMBER 2010


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Thursday, October 28, 2010 Twenty-six teams came back in the short go round of the #11 Preliminary at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. It was a tight, action-packed short round as each team took their shot at the lead of the Average. It was a four-head average and teams roped with aggressive anticipation of taking home first-place Trophy Martin Championship saddles and $19,400 in cool cash. When the seventeenth high team back of Brody Jay Braden and Dillion Vaught posted a time of 6.90 the pair took the lead in the Average. They had a time of 33.02 with sixteen teams left to rope. It was a varied conglomeration of hits and misses with an assortment of unqualified runs in the mixture. Cole Palmore and Kohl Whiteman was the third high team back in the short go round. They had waited patiently and watched the previous four teams go out without a qualified run. They knew exactly what they needed to do. The duo needed a time of 8.35 to move Braden and Vaught out of first place. With an intense and almost premeditated focus the pair rode into the box with a “go catch” mentality on their minds. “I don’t think we had any special game plan other than to catch and make a good solid run,” Palmore said. “We wanted to do what we knew how to do,” Whiteman collaborated and commented, “We wanted to use the steer we had and make it work. These steers were fresh and strong and I try to get a lot of loop under there to be sure it all comes together.” When the clock slid to a stop the pair had roped their short go

#11 Preliminary Cole Palmore / Kohl Whiteman

round steer in 7.97 and it was more than enough to take the lead in the Average of the #11 Preliminary. There were two teams left to rope. Palmore and Whiteman knew they were very capable of moving them. Third place was okay and they would be satisfied however it worked out. A wave off by the second high team back made Palmore and Whiteman take a deep breath. Second place was even better. However, when the high team back posted a time of 12.32 Palmore and Whiteman gasped at the reality. They had just won the #11 Preliminary at the 2010 NFTR and they would split $19,400. Not too shabby for a day’s work. Add to the mix two beautiful Martin Championship Trophy saddles and it all seemed worthwhile. “I guess I will pay off some bills,” Whiteman said in regard to his winning paycheck. “Practicing on fresh steers was a good thing for the Finals. Using the steer you have makes all the difference.” Both ropers contend horsemanship is a huge factor in the sport of team roping. The pair rope together at jackpots but don’t get in much practice time with each other. However, they both agree that team roping is worth all the hard work. “Horsemanship is everything in team roping,” Palmore commented. “Team roping is definitely worth it even if it is tough and it is sometimes hard. It is worth the challenge and the work involved. Sometimes you get down and it is hard to keep working at it.” “I always call my dad when I’m down or discouraged,” Whiteman said. “He is good at talking me out of it and he taught me to rope.” As the prize area cleared the pair grabbed their new trophy saddles. The #11 Preliminary had helped break the ice, so to speak, for the rest of the week’s events. It had been a good roping. It had been a challenge and Palmore and Whiteman were ecstatic with their win. It had come about totally unexpectedly. For some reason that made the win sweeter and more exciting and the twosome was proud of their accomplishments. It just goes to show what a little preparation can do,

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#10 Preliminary Trent Vaught / Andrew Jones

Friday, October 29, 2010 Heading or heeling? Doesn’t really make much difference if you ask Trent Vaught or Andrew Jones. They seem to slide into either role without much stress or worry. It seems to be just a matter of assuming roles depending on who needs what and why. Both young men have a comfort zone where the role of header or heeler fits like a satin glove. Such was the case when the pair joined forces for the #10 Preliminary held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum during the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. “Normally I’m a heeler,” Vaught said. “But I did the heading because Andrew needed a header.” Jones offered the exact same explanation as his reasons for switching ends. The pair came back as the twelfth high call back team going into the final go round of the #10 Preliminary. Posting a time of 7.28 in the short go round the duo took the lead in the Average. The crowd gasped as they watched Vaught throw a mile of nylon to snatch the horns. It all happened so fast Jones felt himself scrambling for timing so he, too, flung all the line he had. Somehow things connected and they took the lead in the Average with a time of 34.69 with eleven teams still left to rope in the short go round. “I’m so proud of myself for catching,” Jones said with a certain quiet reserve. “I floated that one out there and somehow ended up with two feet,” “All I could think about was this is the best head horse ever,” laughed Vaught as he recalled his flying head shot. “No doubt my biggest struggle as a header is handling cattle,” he continued laughing out loud. To say Vaught was hyper was a gross understatement. “That is no joke!” Jones bantered back. “I was running to catch up.” The pair played off each other and were 106 / DECEMBER 2010

absolutely ecstatic. Jones was actually quite reflective about his win. Admiring his beautiful Martin Championship Trophy saddle he was a bit awestruck and subdued. His mood was a contrast to Vaught’s teasing chatter. “This is my first saddle to win ever,” Jones said showing an emotional side that had not been evident before. “What a great place to win my first one. I want to ride this one and rope on it.” Jones, who spends a lot of time riding young horses, likes to slow things down in the practice pen. “I guess my greatest challenge as a heeler is my swing,” he said reflectively. “I rope both ends and most of the time I head but I heel as well.” As Jones and Vaught watched the rest of the short go round unfold they both were somewhat amazed at the teams that failed to make qualified runs. Pete Gourley and Blaine Matthews posted an 8.46 in the short go round to move into second place in the Average behind Vaught and Jones. It became a waiting game after that to see how things would end up. There were some tough teams left to rope but as luck would have it 34.69 in the average was going to hold and give Vaught and Jones the win in the #10 Preliminary. They paid twenty places in the Average and Vaught and Jones would split $22,200 for first place. The Martin Trophy Championship saddles were a great addition to the prize line. “Guess I’ll just put my money in the bank,” Jones commented. “Who knows, maybe I’ll just quit while I’m ahead.” “That isn’t going to happen!” Vaught quipped goodnaturedly. “We aren’t finished switching ends!” The pair grinned at each other. Perhaps they knew a secret and were not telling. And some say team roping is a serious sport!


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Saturday, October 30, 2010 Not only was the roping a surprise but the winners of the #9 Preliminary at the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping turned out to be a pleasant revelation as well. Actually, the duo was an enjoyable breath of fresh air. Texas team ropers, Dylan Pugh and Ty Arnold have been roping together for almost forever to hear them tell it. In fact, long enough that they can probably read each other’s minds. They practice nearly every day and both young men are the epitome of what you hope and wish every teenager could be. The pair was the fifth high call back team going into the short go round of the #9 Preliminary at the National Finals. A little over four seconds separated the high call back team and the fifth high call back team. Pugh and Arnold had watched the fifteenth high call back team of Diego Murrieta and Javier Reyes move in to the lead in the Average with a time of 41.10 on four head of steers. They had watched an assortment of runs but nothing had moved Reyes and Murrieta. “I wanted to rope straight up and be solid,” Pugh said. “I was actually pretty nervous watching the roping wind down.” Pugh and Arnold needed a time of 13.59 in the short go round to take the lead in the Average. “I think we both wanted to make a clean solid run with no mistakes,” Arnold said. “We wanted to rope like we had roped all day and not change anything.” When the pair rode into the box for their short round steer they were both on the same page and focused on the job at hand. All systems were on go. Pugh nodded and moved and Arnold was right in stride. The pair posted a time of 9.52 on

#9 Preliminary Dylan Pugh / Ty Arnold

their short round steer and the roping was theirs for the moment. There were four teams left to rope. With Martin Championship Trophy saddles and $21,400 on the line it was understandable the pair would feel a few butterflies. Even if they placed fifth $8,000 was theirs and all was not lost. Trying to remain calm Arnold and Pugh watched the last four teams rope. Riddled with problems each remaining team had issues and Arnold and Pugh actually began to grasp the fact they might actually win the roping. “I couldn’t believe how it was coming down,” Pugh said. “Not to be disrespectful but I guess my smile actually got a little bigger as each team went out. I just could not believe it was happening like it was.” When all the dust cleared and the numbers were tallied Pugh and Arnold took the win in the Average in the #9 Preliminary with a time of 37.02 on four head of steers. “We just wanted to go catch all of our cattle,” Pugh said “and that is what we did.” “We wanted to do our best and try our hardest,” Arnold concurred. “We wanted to rope right and give God all the praise and glory.” Both young men smiled when asked if they realized they would probably be the richest kids in school when they got back home. “It isn’t in us to brag,” Pugh explained. “We’ll be thankful to God. He is, by far, your best sponsor!” Both ropers exhibited a cool, collected, focused maturity that is a rare commodity in a pair their age. It was obvious they worked hard to fine tune their roping skills both in and out of the roping pen. They practice for themselves as well as practicing and working on horsemanship. A slow, focused, methodical practice keeps them both disciplined and on track. That philosophy worked and had brought them to a # 9 Preliminary Championship. “I’m going to put my money toward school,” Arnold said and both agreed they would rope on some of it. As long time partners it was interesting to see how much alike their thinking was. It was one of the reasons they were such an awesome roping duo. Familiarity makes for a disciplined, competitive working relationship. Not only are Pugh and Arnold good ropers they are polite, wellmannered and just a pleasure to talk to and visit with. What a pleasant and delightful trait for a couple of champion team ropers!

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Jr. Looper Shoot-Out

SSG Junior Looper Shoot-Out Champions By Melinda Clements

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he scowl on his face was indicative of his concentration and focus. He had carried his rope for days. He had roped the dogs, the steers, the chickens and the goats. He had even thrown a practice loop or two at me and his sister only to be reprimanded. I watched him carefully wondering deep in the recesses of my mind how this could possibly be fun. And yet, as focused as he was he was still my little boy; intense, serious, passionate and extremely competitive. Wonder where he got that? He could be a million little boys or girls anywhere in the world. Happy and carefree one minute and intense and grizzled the next. He wanted instant gratification for his hard work and patience and tolerance were not his strong suits. At times he wanted a hug and to be held and at other times he was much too busy and entirely way too grown up to be held by his mom. The Jr. Looper Shoot-Out was held on Saturday, October 30 in the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Coliseum during the 2010 Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. As the arena floor filled with kids of all shapes and sizes I wondered at the thoughts going through each parents’ mind. I know what went through mine. I was far more nervous than he was and yet I wanted him to win in the worst way. I also wanted him to lose with pride and dignity and to “cowboy up” if things didn’t go well. How do you explain that to an eight- or nine-year-old? The good part was this was the training ground for bigger and 108 / DECEMBER 2010

better things to come and no matter how it turned out he would be wiser, smarter and more able to handle the stress and struggles life would dish out as he grew older and matured. God gave us kids to remind us that we are all molded and shaped by the events that changed us in our younger years. Life isn’t easy; neither is winning and losing or living and dying. The important thing is the teaching of values and standards that will carry us through when there is nothing left but you and God. It is remembering to look up and muttering that prayer that says, “Thank You, Jesus, for you in me!” As the announcer started the competition I wiped sweaty palms on the legs of my jeans and made sure the camera worked. It would come together how it was meant to be. Some would win and some would lose despite performing their


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Saturday Junior Looper Preliminary Champions absolutely very best. It is about doing the best you can with what you have to work with and letting the cards fall where they may. That is called life. Daniel Miranda won the six and under age group of the Jr. Looper Shoot-Out at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping. He had practiced all year for this roping because he wanted to win a saddle. “My dad helped me rope,” Miranda said. “His name is Ken. He is my favorite team roper.” Daniel has a horse named Ole Bay and Daniel is in the first grade. “I’m having fun at the Finals,” Miranda said. As they whisked him off for pictures he smiled and took it all in. Winning is fun and in Daniel’s words, “Team roping is the most fun!” The seven to nine age group was the most competitive in the Jr. Looper Shoot-Out. With six contestants it was a tedious competitive match. It came down to two young men, Briar Teague and Garrett Jackson. They roped fiercely throughout the entire event. Finally, it was only the two young men left to determine the saddle winner. With the distance bar at thirteen feet both boys necked and stayed all tied up for the win. The neck catch didn’t count so both young men were able to rope a second time. The second time both boys slick horned the steer and the crowd was amazed. When event officials moved the distance bar to an overwhelming fourteen feet everyone gasped. When Briar moved to the line and began feeding his rope I closed my eyes. I’m sure his parents were in shock. Not one person in the coliseum breathed. When the nylon floated and settled over both horns for a legal head catch the tumultuous approval of the audience voiced its appreciation. I don’t know what Briar Teague thought but he suddenly looked a lot taller. When Garrett Jackson approached the line he, too, fed his nylon and a sheer look of grit and determination furrowed his brow. If he was nothing else he was focused and the whole coliseum again sucked in air. When the nylon came to rest with an illegal neck catch the entire audience sighed with disappointment. Briar Teague would take the win in the seven to nine age group.

Teague is nine years old and has two horses. Their names are Gator and Showtime and he loves both heading and heeling. He plans to rope on his new saddle. He doesn’t have a favorite team roper. “I was pretty nervous,” he told announcer Ben Clements. “Mostly because there was so many people watching. This is my first saddle and I’m going to rope on it.” Away he went to have his picture made. I’m willing to bet he saddles a horse with that new saddle sometime today. With the ten to twelve age group six young ropers came to rope in the Jr. Looper Shoot-Out. Dane Reed took the win and there was a rope off to determine second place. Reed is twelve years old and his dad and brother taught him to rope. “I wasn’t nervous,” he told Clements. “But I’m glad they didn’t move the bar back any further or I probably would not have caught.” Reed likes to heel most of all because it is more challenging and he has a horse named Cracker. He plans to ride the new saddle if it all fits. In the rope off for second place it was Jake Cooper Clay pitted against Clay McDaniel. Both young ropers missed at seventeen feet and got to rope again. Cooper fed his line and came up with one horn. It was up to McDaniel to make a legal catch to win second. With a deep breath and lots of nylon McDaniel aced it over the head and the rope settled over both horns. It was an awesome loop. He would be awarded second place. McDaniel is twelve years old and has a horse named Coon. He has not had a lot of time to practice. “I like heeling a lot,” he said. “I guess because it is more fun.” His favorite team roper is Clay O’Brien Cooper and he has had a lot of fun at the USTRC National Finals. As the crowd began to disperse I couldn’t help but think about our up and coming generation. They are our future. They are all and more of what we wish we could be. As we leave them a legacy we are instilling in them the importance of competition, grit and determination. Our kids are our future and we should be proud. We should be proud because these are great kids and God don’t make no junk! n SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 109


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2010 CINCH USTRC National Finals Total Payout $3,029,050

US Open Preliminary Average 5-Steer 1. Derrick J. Begay (Seba Dal Kai, AZ) / Cory Petska (Lexington, OK), 32.19 on 5, $12,100; 2. Clay B. Tryan (Lipan, TX) / Travis Graves (Jay, OK), 33.24 on 5, $8,100; 3. Clay B. Tryan (Lipan, TX) / Patrick Smith (Lipan, TX), 34.42 on 5, $6,400; 4. Colby Lovell (Madisonville, TX) / Brad Culpepper (Ashburn, GA), 34.96 on 5, $4,700; 5. Cody McMinn (Caddo Mills, TX) / Dustin Davis (Texarkana, AR), 37.72 on 5, $2,300; 6. Luke S. Brown (Morgan Mill, TX) / Jade Corkill (Lipan, TX), 37.84 on 5; 7. Jake W. Kropik (Midway, TX) / Michael Fortenberry (Groveton, TX), 38.12 on 5; 8. Chad Masters (Clarksville, TN) / Martin Lucero (Stephenville, TX), 41.05 on 5; 9. Chad Masters (Clarksville, TN) / Jade Corkill (Lipan, TX), 42.85 on 5; 10. Nick L. Sartain (Yukon, OK) / Broc D.

Cresta (Santa Rosa, CA), 44.06 on 5

Incentive 1. Jake Wager (Elizabeth, CO) / Todd Wilson (Limon, CO), 41.31 on 4, $1,500, National SO; 2. Chris F. Davison (Guthrie, OK) / Buddy E. Hawkins II (Columbus, KS), 51.21 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 3. Charles Quinn (Troup, TX) / Clint Quinn (Tatum, TX), 65.87 on 4, $750, National SO; 4. T. J. McCauley (Reno, NV) / Brooks R. Dahozy (Window Rock, AZ), 29.81 on 3, National SO; 5. Trey R. Harmon (Pocasset, OK) / Corky B. Harper (Grandview, TX), 36.54 on 3, National SO

Overall Fast-Time

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Short Go 1. Justin V. Davis (Madisonville, TX) / Cole Davison (Madisonville, TX), 5.69, $2,000

Round 1

1. JoJo M. LeMond (Andrews, TX) / Cory Petska (Lexington, OK), 4.58, $1,000; 2. Ty N. Blasingame (Olney Springs, CO) / Paul Eaves (Millsap, TX), 4.97, $500

1. Speed Williams (Deleon, TX) / Clay O. Cooper (Morgan Mill, TX), 6.54, $3,000; 2. Travis J. Tryan (Santo, TX) / Rich Skelton (Llano, TX), 6.62, $2,000; 3. Jake Barnes (Scottsdale, AZ) / Cody W. Doescher (Oklahoma City, OK), 6.87, $1,000

US Open Shoot-Out Championships

Round 2

Average 6-Steer

1. Bubba S. Buckaloo (Kingston, OK) / Nick P. Rowland (Antlers, OK), 6.01, $3,000; 2. Gable Hilderbrand (Bartlett, KS) / Joe R. Smith (Brodhead, WI), 6.09, $2,000; 3. Andrew E. Ward (Edmond, OK) / Reagan G. Ward (Edmond, OK), 6.65, $1,000

1. Chad Masters (Clarksville, TN) / Jade Corkill (Lipan, TX), 44.52 on 6, $71,600; 2. David Motes (Tolar, TX) / Ryan Motes (Weatherford, TX), 45.14 on 6, $38,800; 3. Luke S. Brown (Morgan Mill, TX) / Martin Lucero (Stephenville, TX), 45.65 on 6, $29,300; 4. Charly B. Crawford (Llano, TX) / Russell Cardoza Jr. (Farmington, CA), 47.35 on 6, $21,000; 5. Matt Sherwood (Pima, AZ) / Cory Petska (Lexington, OK), 47.45 on 6,

US Open Preliminary Champions Derrick Begay & Cory Petska

$9,900; 6. Jake Cooper (Monument, NM) / Jimmie R. Cooper (Monument, NM), 48.05 on 6; 7. Mikey E. Fletcher Jr. (Mineola, TX) / Cole Bigbee (Tuscumbia, AL), 48.16 on 6; 8. Blake H. Hughes (Sulphur, OK) / Steve Orth (Guthrie, OK), 48.52 on 6; 9. Jake Barnes (Scottsdale, AZ) / Cody W. Doescher (Oklahoma City, OK), 50.64 on 6; 10. Morgan Jones (Leishton, AL) / Brad Culpepper (Ashburn, GA), 51.65 on 6

Round 3 1. Bubba S. Buckaloo (Kingston, OK) / Nick P. Rowland (Antlers, OK), 6.57, $3,000; 2. Chad Masters (Clarksville, TN) / Jade Corkill (Lipan, TX), 6.91,


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$2,000; 3. Wade Kreutzer (La Veta, CO) / Todd Wilson (Limon, CO), 6.98, $1,000

Round 4 1. Erich Rogers (Round Rock, AZ) / Anthony Calmelat (Tucson, AZ), 4.99, $3,000; 2. Joel Bach (Millsap, TX) / Allen L. Bach (Millsap, TX), 5.29, $2,000; 3. Brady Tryan (Huntley, MT) / Jake M. Long (Coffeyville, KS), 5.67, $1,000

Round 5 1. Brady Tryan (Huntley, MT) / Jake M. Long (Coffeyville, KS), 5.48, $3,000; 2. Ty N. Blasingame (Olney Springs, CO) / Paul Eaves (Millsap, TX), 5.68, $2,000; 3. Andrew E. Ward (Edmond, OK) / Reagan G. Ward (Edmond, OK), 5.82, $1,000

#15 Preliminary Average 4-Steer 1. Zachary Tait Small (Fairland, OK) / Travis Graves (Jay, OK), 29.59 on 4, $14,800, National SO; 2. Zachary Tait Small (Fairland, OK) / Cesar DeLaCruz (Marana, AZ), 31.06 on 4, $9,400, National SO; 3. Kollin VonAhn (Durant, OK) / Tripp Johnson (Bokchito, OK), 31.38 on 4, $6,400, National SO; 4. Chance Kiehne (Springerville, AZ) / Jordan L. Satterfield (Hereford, TX), 31.94 on 4, $5,400, National SO; 5. Tyler Quiring (Oakdale, CA) / Joseph J. Shawnego (Oakdale, CA), 32.34 on 4, $4,400, National SO; 6. Brody Jay Braden (Horatio, AR) / Cody Roberts (Norman, AR), 32.65 on 4, $3,900, National SO; 7. Tyson J. Campidilli (Vinita, OK) / Buddy E. Hawkins II (Columbus, KS), 32.80 on 4, $3,000, National SO; 8. Riley M. Grisham (Kiln, MS) / Jesy C. Austin (Glen Flora, TX), 33.28 on 4, $2,000, National SO; 9. Austin Nettleship (Paris, KY) / Derrick D. Crawford (Lebanon, TN), 33.33 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 10. Jake Wager (Elizabeth, CO) / Todd Wilson (Limon, CO), 33.44 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 11. Kevin W. Roden (Hennessey, OK) / Micah L. Lynch (Meeker, OK), 33.76 on 4, National SO; 12. Gage Williams (Foster, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Velma, OK), 37.11 on 4, National SO; 13. Justen Nokes (Juniata, NE) / Todd J. Hollenbeck (Long Pine, NE), 37.29 on 4, National SO; 14. Dan Daniel (College Station, TX) / Colby Lovell (Madisonville, TX), 37.85 on 4, National SO; 15. Drew Horner (Plano, TX) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 20.86 on 3, National SO; 16. Roy J. Montoya (Sapello, NM) / Bobby Baize (Anthony, NM), 22.09 on 3, National SO; 17. Chace T. Thompson (Munday, TX) / Todd E. Thompson (Munday, TX), 22.27 on 3, National SO; 18. Lucas A. Campbell (Moulton, AL) / Nick J. Griffith (Danville, AL), 24.85 on 3, National SO; 19. Cash Hendrick (Rosenberg, TX) / Corey Hendrick (Rosenberg, TX), 24.99 on 3, National SO; 20. Wendy Miller (La Mesa, NM) / Trey T. Miller (La Mesa, NM), 25.66 on 3, National SO

AL), 24.85 on 3, $500, National SO

Rotation 1 1. Cody L. Barron (Reno, NV) / T. J. McCauley (Reno, NV), 6.47, $1,000

Rotation 2 1. Roy J. Montoya (Sapello, NM) / Bobby Baize (Anthony, NM), 6.43, $1,000

Rotation 3 1. Kyle J. Linaweaver (Bristow, OK) / Jess Morgan (Ada, OK), 6.26, $1,000

Chohon (Oneill, NE) / George Eldridge (Anna, IL), 42.95 on 5, $1,200; 16. Cole R. Morgan (Ada, OK) / Mark W. Collins (Leedey, OK), 43.63 on 5, $1,200; 17. Codee Reynolds (Huntsville, AR) / Jake Cripps (Gentry, AR), 43.71 on 5, $1,200; 18. Bryce Palmer (Milton Freewater, OR) / Jake Minor (Ellensburg, WA), 44.75 on 5, $1,200; 19. Russ J. Manion (Waverly, IL) / Joe R. Smith (Brodhead, WI), 45.03 on 5, $1,200; 20. Daniel Barton (Lewisville, AR) / Cody Roberts (Norman, AR), 47.65 on 5, $1,200

Short Go

#15 Shoot-Out Average 5-Steer 1. Drew Horner (Plano, TX) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 37.73 on 5, $71,000; 2. Kyle Beach (Boerne, TX) / Cesar DeLaCruz (Marana, AZ), 38.71 on 5, $38,100; 3. Jay McClain (Byers, CO) / Clayton Vanaken (Descanso, CA), 39.10 on 5, $30,500; 4. Clay Saffell (Locust Grove , OK) / Tyler Barton (Buckner, AR), 39.84 on 5, $22,900; 5. Jade Corkill (Lipan, TX) / Aaron Tsinigine (Tuba City, AZ), 40.46 on 5, $20,300; 6. Micky Ray Cruz (George West, TX) / Quisto Lopez (Beeville, TX), 40.64 on 5, $17,800; 7. Wes Nelson (Hollister, CA) / Joseph J. Shawnego (Oakdale, CA), 41.03 on 5, $15,300; 8. Blake H. Hughes (Sulphur, OK) / Trevor B. Connolly (Durant, OK), 41.30 on 5, $12,700; 9. Travis L. Bounds (Clifton, CO) / Caleb Anderson (Mocksville, NC), 41.45 on 5, $10,200; 10. Blake H. Hughes (Sulphur, OK) / Kent Shankles (Burneyville, OK), 42.02 on 5, $10,200; 11. Jesse L. Stipes (Salina, OK) / Casey Stipes (Salina, OK), 42.05 on 5, $7,600; 12. Chance Kiehne (Springerville, AZ) / Jordan L. Satterfield (Hereford, TX), 42.29 on 5, $7,600; 13. Dusty L. Walker (Marshall, TX) / Donnie W. Savage (Greenwood, LA), 42.33 on 5, $1,200; 14. Kevin W. Roden (Hennessey, OK) / Micah L. Lynch (Meeker, OK), 42.42 on 5, $1,200; 15. Dustin J.

1. Travis L. Bounds (Clifton, CO) / Caleb Anderson (Mocksville, NC), 5.53, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Stetson Vest (Childress, TX) / Joel Bach (Millsap, TX), 6.28, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Barry Braden (Horatio, AR) / Tyler Cash Wade (Terrell, TX), 6.34, $1,200

Rotation 3 1. Travis L. Bounds (Clifton, CO) / Caleb Anderson (Mocksville, NC), 5.39, $1,200

Rotation 4 1. Jade Corkill (Lipan, TX) / Aaron Tsinigine (Tuba City, AZ), 5.71, $1,200

#15 Preliminary Champions Zachary Tait Small & Travis Graves #15 Preliminary Winners

Incentive 1. Justen Nokes (Juniata, NE) / Todd J. Hollenbeck (Long Pine, NE), 24.38 on 3, $2,000, National SO; 2. Kevin W. Roden (Hennessey, OK) / Micah L. Lynch (Meeker, OK), 24.53 on 3, $1,500, National SO; 3. Gage Williams (Foster, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Velma, OK), 24.60 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 4. Brody Jay Braden (Horatio, AR) / Cody Roberts (Norman, AR), 24.74 on 3, $750, National SO; 5. Lucas A. Campbell (Moulton, AL) / Nick J. Griffith (Danville,

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#13 Preliminary Average 4-Steer 1. Cole Wheeler (Flint, TX) / Mark Cowdin (Grand Cane, LA), 31.42 on 4, $21,300, National SO; 2. Neil Trammell (Palo Pinto, TX) / James D. Watson (Tioga, TX), 32.70 on 4, $13,500, National SO; 3. Don W. Smith (Hodgen, OK) / Ross Turner (Idabel, OK), 32.90 on 4, $9,200, National SO; 4. Zachary Tait Small (Fairland, OK) / Jesse L. Stipes (Salina, OK), 33.00 on 4, $7,800, National SO; 5. Mike A. Row (Tishomingo, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Velma, OK), 33.51 on 4, $6,400, National SO; 6. Bonner Shelton (Las Vegas, NV) / Matt Sherwood (Pima, AZ), 33.62 on 4, $5,700, National SO; 7. Anthony Lucia (Weatherford, TX) / Dylan Dishion (Lipan, TX), 33.96 on 4, $4,300, National SO; 8. Hunter Allen (Winnsboro, TX) / Toby D. Wake (Haworth, OK), 34.04 on 4, $2,800, National SO; 9. Cy D. Eames (Gooding, ID) / Teejay Brown II (Prineville, OR), 34.22 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 10. Kirby L. Hill (Corsicana, TX) / Andy T. Lumpkin (Corsicana, TX), 35.04 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 11. Tyson J. Campidilli (Vinita, OK) / Sawyer Barham (Barnsdall, OK), 35.19 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 12. Steve G. Mauldin (Beggs, OK) / Darin Kirkes (Valliant, OK), 35.30 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 13. Clinton O. Peverley (Nowata, OK) / Cale Markham (Vinita, OK), 35.85 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 14. Jason Richardson (Keithville, LA) / Tyler L. Sieber (Whitehouse, TX), 37.12 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 15. Josh Hafley (Danville, KY) / Bob Knudsen (Lancaster, KY), 38.83 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 16. Mel Smith (Mansfield, TX) / Tee Woolman (Dayton, TX), 40.68 on 4,

National SO; 17. Jayme R. Marcrum (Springtown, TX) / Todd E. Thompson (Munday, TX), 41.46 on 4, National SO; 18. Andrew Jones (Sallisaw, OK) / Earl Jess Thomas (Keota, OK), 43.70 on 4, National SO; 19. Natie C. Johnson (Choudrant, LA) / Cody S. Hogan (Pelican, LA), 44.35 on 4, National SO; 20. Casey Harmon (Stephenville, TX) / Cody R. Harmon (Stephenville, TX), 25.29 on 3, National SO; 21. Reba Ann Gonzales (Huntsville, TX) / Trace B. Porter (Leesville, LA), 26.06 on 3, National SO; 22. Charles Quinn (Troup, TX) / Shawn Belknap (Alvin, TX), 26.95 on 3, National SO

Incentive 1. Jason Richardson (Keithville, LA) / Tyler L. Sieber (Whitehouse, TX), 24.20 on 3, $2,000, National SO; 2. Casey Harmon (Stephenville, TX) / Cody R. Harmon (Stephenville, TX), 25.29 on 3, $1,500, National SO; 3. Andrew Jones (Sallisaw, OK) / Earl Jess Thomas (Keota, OK), 26.00 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 4. Charlie D. Brookins (Lone Oak, TX) / Leon Ely (Emery, TX), 27.77 on 3, $750, National SO; 5. Bobby R. Doyle (Leesville, LA) / T. Boy Waite (Sulphur, LA), 31.07 on 3, $500, National SO

Rotation 1 1. Anthony Lucia (Weatherford, TX) / Dylan Dishion (Lipan, TX), 6.27, $1,000

Rotation 2 1. Derrick G. Miller (Eunice, LA) / Jeremy L. Mercer (Winnsboro, LA), 5.87, $1,000

Short Go

Rotation 3

1. Mike A. Row (Tishomingo, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Velma, OK), 6.54, $1,200

1. Bo L. Litton (Pelican, LA) / Thomas Savage (Calhoun, LA), 6.29, $1,000

Rotation 4 1. Jason Richardson (Keithville, LA) / Doug Register (Logansport, LA), 7.06, $1,000

Rotation 5 1. Josh Eirikson (Bandera, TX) / Wyatt Eirikson (Okotoks, AB), 6.80, $1,000

#13 Preliminary Champions Cole Wheeler & Mark Cowdin

#13 Preliminary Winners

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42.00 on 5, $26,600; 5. Cole Palmore (Dekalb, TX) / Clay O. Smith (Broken Bow, OK), 42.33 on 5, $23,600; 6. Squeaky G. Terrell (Wills Point, TX) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 42.56 on 5, $20,700; 7. Mike A. Row (Tishomingo, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Velma, OK), 42.69 on 5, $17,700; 8. Shane O. Sena (Sapello, NM) / Michael M. Martinez (Los Lunas, NM), 43.33 on 5, $14,800; 9. Chance Kiehne (Springerville, AZ) / JoDan S. Mirabal (Grants, NM), 43.65 on 5, $11,800; 10. Bo L. Litton (Pelican, LA) / Jay B. Williams Jr. (Sibely, LA), 44.01 on 5, $11,800; 11. Cody J. Mirabal (Grants, NM) / Reno Eddy (Gallup, NM), 44.19 on 5, $8,900; 12. Gable Hilderbrand (Bartlett, KS) / David W. Trammell (Muskogee , OK), 44.29 on 5, $8,900; 13. Casey B. Graham (Damon, TX) / Jarrett Gutierrez (Victoria, TX), 44.43 on 5, $1,200; 14. Jake B. Brown (Stephenville, TX) / Wesley Thorp (Throckmorton, TX), 44.78 on 5, $1,200; 15. Russ J. Manion (Waverly, IL) / Douglas Rich (Herrick, IL), 45.23 on 5, $1,200; 16. Shayne OHotto (Ft Lupton, CO) / Kal D. Jepson (Las Vegas, NV), 46.17 on 5, $1,200; 17. Cy D. Eames (Gooding, ID) / Bill E. Justus III (Haines, OR), 47.34 on 5, $1,200; 18. Jamie A. Mader (Stephenville, TX) / Craig G. Mader (Gillette, WY), 49.10 on 5, $1,200; 19. Chase Williams (Stephenville, TX) / Randy Knight (Farwell, TX), 49.35 on 5, $1,200; 20. Lan Sparlin (Kingston, OK) / James D. Watson (Tioga, TX), 50.53 on 5, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Paul Hebert (Singer, LA) / Adam Rose (Willard, MO), 6.41, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Joe D. Reynolds (Tribune, KS) / Kurt A. Hall (Rolla, KS), 6.72, $1,200

Rotation 3

#13 Shoot-Out

1. Gage Blair (Andover, KS) / Scott LaClef (Leon, KS), 6.34, $1,200

Average 5-Steer

Rotation 4

1. Natie C. Johnson (Choudrant, LA) / Cody S. Hogan (Pelican, LA), 38.24 on 5, $81,000; 2. Shelby Smith (Stephenville, TX) / Timber G. Moore (Aubrey, TX), 41.56 on 5, $44,300; 3. Kyle Beach (Boerne, TX) / Andy T. Lumpkin (Corsicana, TX), 41.93 on 5, $35,500; 4. Cole Palmore (Dekalb, TX) / Will M. Woodfin (Marshall, TX),

1. Ryder Lee (Blanket, TX) / Billy Bob Brown (Carbon, TX), 5.58, $1,200

Rotation 5 1. Squeaky G. Terrell (Wills Point, TX) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 6.89, $600; 2. Mike A. Row (Tishomingo, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Velma, OK), 6.89, $600


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6.39, $1,000

Average 4-Steer

Rotation 5

1. Chase W. Boekhaus (Rolla, KS) / Dakota Koehn (Laverne, OK), 30.35 on 4, $17,300, National SO; 2. Cole Wheeler (Flint, TX) / Wesley Thorp (Throckmorton, TX), 31.53 on 4, $10,800, National SO; 3. Jacque Woolman (Dayton, TX) / B. J. Thompson (Pitkin, LA), 31.72 on 4, $8,600, National SO; 4. Colby S. Norman (Springer, OK) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 32.34 on 4, $7,200, National SO; 5. David S. Sorsby (Tomball, TX) / Austin J. Santikos (Tomball, TX), 32.43 on 4, $6,500, National SO; 6. Stratton F. Lopez (Adkins, TX) / Quisto Lopez (Beeville, TX), 33.17 on 4, $5,800, National SO; 7. Bobby R. Doyle (Leesville, LA) / Harvey C. Mcdaniel (Deville, LA), 33.48 on 4, $5,000, National SO; 8. Roy Gene Evans (Dallas, TX) / James D. Watson (Tioga, TX), 33.49 on 4, $4,300, National SO; 9. Nick K. Camilletti (Hayden, CO) / Mark Scheller (Ault, CO), 33.52 on 4, $3,600, National SO; 10. Jared Penrod (Fillmore, UT) / Austin A. Christensen (Salem, UT), 33.60 on 4, $2,900, National SO; 11. Mary E. Stubblefield (Taft, CA) / Jason Boegle (Fernley, NV), 34.01 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 12. Arlan T. Tobyne (Cimarron, KS) / Tyrell Reynolds (Tribune, KS), 34.02 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 13. Jared Anderson (Sulphur, LA) / Jeremy L. Mercer (Winnsboro, LA), 34.84 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 14. John D. Parker (Fay, OK) / Lance W. Dobbins (Thomas, OK), 35.03 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 15. Steve A. Taylor (Gonzales, TX) / Ricky C. Garcia (Laredo, TX), 39.60 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 16. T. G. Sandifeer (Dike, TX) / Matt W. Ingle (Campbell, TX), 41.06 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 17. Mickey M. Miller (Hammon, OK) / Danny L. Teel (Hammon, OK), 22.53 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 18. Jace Power (New Boston, TX) / Mark Cowdin (Grand Cane, LA), 23.94 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 19. Danny R. Miller (Lawson, MO) / Ross Keesling (Perry, KS), 24.64 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 20. Tyler J. Bach (Millsap, TX) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 25.10 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 21. Ryder Lee (Blanket, TX) / Jeff Sewalt (Brownwood, TX), 25.35 on 3, National SO; 22. Shane Guerrieri (Gunnison, CO) / Matt T. Weidner (Craig, CO), 25.57 on 3, National SO; 23. Shane T. Thomson (Pinedale, WY) / Lyndy Williams (Blackfoot, ID), 26.36 on 3, National SO

1. Chase W. Boekhaus (Rolla, KS) / Dakota Koehn (Laverne, OK), 6.57, $1,000

Incentive 1. Jill K. Taylor (Manzanola, CO) / Brian E. Taylor (Manzanola, CO), 27.91 on 3, $2,000, National SO; 2. Stevie P. King (Alma, AR) / Eddie Cole (Branch, AR), 28.77 on 3, $1,500, National SO; 3. Javier Chavez Minguer (Santa Fe, NM) / Keith Brackens (Teague, TX), 29.00 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 4. Andrew Jones (Sallisaw, OK) / Adam R. Hubler (Webbers Falls, OK), 29.92 on 3, $750, National SO; 5. Brownie Wilson (Madison, GA) / Zack A. Mabry (Piedmont, AL), 30.03 on 3, $500, National SO

Rotation 1 1. Josh W. Anderson (Bozeman, MT) / Paul Terry (Fillmore, UT), 6.95, $1,000

Rotation 2 1. Chase Sullivan (Dammeron Valley, UT) / Tait Gurney (Lost Creek, UT), 6.39, $1,000

Rotation 3 1. Tony Brackens (Fairfield, TX) / Keith Brackens (Teague, TX), 7.27, $1,000

Rotation 4 1. Blakely L. Dufrene (Mt Pleasant, TX) / Tyler Cash Wade (Terrell, TX),

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#12 Shoot-Out Average 4-Steer 1. Peggy R. Bach (Millsap, TX) / B. J. Thompson (Pitkin, LA), 30.32 on 4, $76,900; 2. Joel Nunneley (Caney, KS) / Lane M. Reeves (Wann, OK), 32.00 on 4, $41,800; 3. Cole Wheeler (Flint, TX) / Wesley Thorp (Throckmorton, TX), 32.22 on 4, $33,500; 4. Josh W. Anderson (Bozeman, MT) / Paul Freed (Morgan, UT), 32.87 on 4, $25,100; 5. Shawn K. Whetten (Syracuse, UT) / Dan Scarbrough (Plain City, UT), 33.28 on 4, $22,300; 6. Freddy Moore (Hebbronville, TX) / Louie L. Molina Jr. (Hebbronville, TX), 33.84 on 4, $19,500; 7. Roger Swaim (Gentry, AR) / Dustin L. Hodge (Berryville, AR), 34.08 on 4, $16,700; 8. Scott Elliott (Live Oak, FL) / J. D. Elliott (Live Oak, FL), 34.23 on 4, $13,900; 9. Barrie L. Smith (Stephenville, TX) / Mike K. Jones (Town Creek, AL), 34.55 on 4, $11,200; 10. Ronnie Carter (Berryville, AR) / Dustin L. Hodge (Berryville, AR), 34.78 on 4, $11,200; 11. Bob Dineen (Ft Lupton, CO) / Scott L. Morlan (Las Animas, CO), 35.17 on 4, $8,400; 12. Jared Anderson (Sulphur, LA) / Jeremy L. Mercer (Winnsboro, LA), 35.87 on 4, $8,400; 13. Kyon Kreutzer (La Veta, CO) / Wade Kreutzer (La Veta, CO), 37.27 on 4, $1,200; 14. T. G. Sandifeer (Dike, TX) / Matt W. Ingle (Campbell, TX), 37.54 on 4, $1,200; 15. David R. Hull (Wilson, OK) / Charles R. Pogue (Ringling, OK), 37.78 on 4, $1,200; 16. Buddy Norman (Springer, OK) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 38.25 on 4, $1,200; 17. Kim Gentry (Sulphur, OK) / Russ W. Gentry (Sulphur, OK), 38.37 on 4, $1,200; 18. Jeff Weil (Wann, OK) / Lane M. Reeves (Wann, OK), 40.52 on 4, $1,200; 19. Derek C. Reeves

#12 Preliminary Champions Chase W. Boekhaus & Dakota Koehn #12 Preliminary Winners

(Boone, CO) / Nick L. Pullara Jr. (Fountain, CO), 40.76 on 4, $1,200; 20. Steve A. Taylor (Gonzales, TX) / Ricky C. Garcia (Laredo, TX), 42.37 on 4, $1,200

Short Go 1. Peggy R. Bach (Millsap, TX) / B. J. Thompson (Pitkin, LA), 7.21, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Mike A. Sanders (Wauchula, FL) / Guy W. Graden DVM (Jacksonville, FL), 6.34, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Dillon Vaught (Mena, AR) / Trent Vaught (Mena, AR), 5.97, $1,200

Rotation 3 1. Waylon Cameron (Apollo, PA) / Brian W. Groves (Burleson, TX), 5.85, $1,200

Rotation 4 1. Julius Keyonnie (Winslow, AZ) / Alfonso Francis (Winslow, AZ), 6.66, $1,200

Rotation 5 1. Wes W. James (Portales, NM) / Michael Trujillo (Portales, NM), 6.10, $1,200

#11 Preliminary Average 4-Steer 1. Cole Palmore (Dekalb, TX) / Kohl Whiteman (Como, TX), 32.65 on 4, $19,400, National SO; 2. Brody Jay Braden (Horatio, AR) / Dillon Vaught (Mena, AR), 33.03 on 4,


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$12,100, National SO; 3. James Baker (Jourdanton, TX) / Leroy D. Martinez (George West, TX), 33.16 on 4, $9,700, National SO; 4. Billy B. Vaught (Mena, AR) / Dillon Vaught (Mena, AR), 34.21 on 4, $8,100, National SO; 5. Tyson J. Campidilli (Vinita, OK) / Zachary Tait Small (Fairland, OK), 34.25 on 4, $7,300, National SO; 6. Kort L. Albertson (Roberts, ID) / Manuel R. Sandoval (Deming, NM), 35.23 on 4, $6,500, National SO; 7. Ryder Lee (Blanket, TX) / Colton Lee (Blanket, TX), 36.14 on 4, $5,600, National SO; 8. Kirby L. Hill (Corsicana, TX) / Garrett C. Sims (Athens, TX), 36.18 on 4, $4,800, National SO; 9. Freddy Moore (Hebbronville, TX) / Leroy D. Martinez (George West, TX), 38.00 on 4, $4,000, National SO; 10. Frank Zermeno (Goldthwaite, TX) / Randy Lewis DVM (Abilene, TX), 38.32 on 4, $3,200, National SO; 11. C. J. Schicke (Independence, KS) / Lane M. Reeves (Wann, OK), 38.39 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 12. Jill B. Cooper (Franklin, TN) / Joshua P. McMillan (Enigma, GA), 42.33 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 13. Mark E. Tichenor (Wheaton, MO) / Todd Herlein (Fayetteville, AR), 46.68 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 14. Steven White (Hosston, LA) / Coty Jeter (Springhill, LA), 24.19 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 15. Lyndal VanBuskirk (Ringling, OK) / Brock W. Jones (Tupelo, OK), 24.79 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 16. Witt J. Crowser (Lingle, WY) / Lee Olsen (Bluff Dale, TX), 24.81 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 17. Bobby R. Hull (Brodhead, WI) / Douglas Rich (Herrick, IL), 24.82 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 18. Coledon Harmon (Stephenville, TX) / Cody R. Harmon (Stephenville, TX), 24.82 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 19. Kevin L. Blackwell (Jacksonville, TX) / Tyler L. Sieber (Whitehouse, TX), 25.32 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 20. Brody Jay Braden (Horatio, AR) / Hunter Allen (Winnsboro, TX), 25.38 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 21. John D. Nichols (Trenton, TX) / Hunter W. Titsworth (Telephone, TX), 25.41 on 3, National SO; 22. Greg D. Seufer (Holly, CO) / Latigo Petersen (Syracuse, KS), 25.89 on 3, National SO; 23. Joel Nunneley (Caney, KS) / Blair Tyler Small (Fairland, OK), 26.21 on 3, National SO; 24. Trent Tatom (Whitehouse, TX) / Wesley Thorp (Throckmorton, TX), 26.85 on 3, National SO; 25. Troy D. Miller (Hinton, OK) / Lance W. Dobbins (Thomas, OK), 27.07 on 3, National SO; 26. Santiago Delacruz (Caldwell, TX) / Chris Dempsey (Conroe, TX), 28.15 on 3, National SO

Incentive 1. Brody Jay Braden (Horatio, AR) / Dillon Vaught (Mena, AR), 26.13 on 3, $2,000, National SO; 2. Mark E. Tichenor (Wheaton, MO) / Todd Herlein (Fayetteville, AR), 27.63 on 3, $1,500, National SO; 3. Bill Eckroth (Mandan, ND) / Russell Schirado (Menoken, ND), 29.18 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 4. Randy L. Coleman Sr. (Downsville, LA) / Lane Coleman Jr. (Downsville, LA), 30.27 on 3, $750, National SO; 5. Doc D. Nunneley Jr. (Independence, KS) / Sam Nunneley (Caney, KS), 30.98 on 3, $500, National SO

Incomplete Rotation 1. Garrett McDonald (Defuniak Springs, FL) / Zack A. Mabry (Piedmont, AL), 7.40, $1,000

Rotation 1 1. Billy B. Vaught (Mena, AR) / Dillon Vaught (Mena, AR), 6.77, $1,000

Rotation 2 1. Kirby L. Hill (Corsicana, TX) / Garrett C. Sims (Athens, TX), 6.37, $1,000

Rotation 3 1. Craig A. Huffhines (West, TX) / Bubba Schmidt (Waco, TX), 6.82, $1,000

Rotation 4 1. A. R. Northcott (Odessa, TX) / Brad Bottom (Cheyenne, OK), 6.75, $1,000

Rotation 5 1. Jason B. Hughes (Mount Vernon, TX) / Blair Freeman

(Cooper, TX), 6.95, $1,000

Rotation 6 1. Aaron L. Allen (Ramona, OK) / Thomas K. Smith (Barnsdall, OK), 5.92, $1,000

#11 Shoot-Out Average 4-Steer 1. Jamie A. Mader (Stephenville, TX) / Wesley Thorp (Throckmorton, TX), 32.78 on 4, $93,500; 2. Lyndal VanBuskirk (Ringling, OK) / Brock W. Jones (Tupelo, OK), 33.49 on 4, $52,200; 3. Tina R. Godfrey (Las Animas, CO) / Reno Eddy (Gallup, NM), 33.78 on 4, $41,800; 4. Leland D. Searcy (Mooreland, OK) / Clint R. Whipple (Saint Francis, SD), 33.85 on 4, $31,300; 5. Larry G. Snyder DVM (Medicine Lodge, KS) / Jared R. Nuffer (Medicine Lodge, KS), 34.26 on 4, $27,800; 6. Paul Ballesteros (Waxahachie, TX) / Kelly J. Tuley (Red Oak, TX), 34.58 on 4, $24,400; 7. Will Cowling (Paradise, TX) / Jake Fillmore (Davidson, OK), 34.61 on 4, $20,900; 8. C. J. Schicke (Independence, KS) / Lane M. Reeves (Wann, OK), 35.09 on 4, $17,400; 9. Kyle Winslow (Plains, KS) / Burton K. James (Dodge City, KS), 36.61 on 4, $13,900; 10. Tim E. Tyan (Hayes Center, NE) / Zachary R. Merritt (North Platte, NE), 37.02 on 4, $13,900; 11. Cash Fortune (Gunter, TX) / Matt Scogin (Frierson, LA), 38.44 on 4, $10,500; 12. Ronnie Carter (Berryville, AR) / Roy L. Cox (Spiro, OK), 38.67 on 4, $10,500; 13. Clay Carpenter (Springdale, AR) / Tyler J. Bach (Millsap, TX), 38.91 on 4, $1,200; 14. Pete E. Durden (Grand Ridge, FL) / Ed Allen Jr. (Dadeville, AL), 39.36 on 4, $1,200; 15. Cole Wheeler (Flint, TX) / Garrett C. Sims (Athens, TX), 39.50 on 4, $1,200; 16. Vic B. Morrison (Canyon, TX) / David Morrison (Wayne, OK), 41.23 on 4, $1,200; 17. Cody Boozer (Jarales, NM) / Chance Walker Gomez (Ruidoso Downs, NM), 42.42 on 4, $1,200; 18. Brittany Tirpak (Dunnellon, FL) / Ed Allen Jr. (Dadeville, AL), 42.55 on 4, $1,200; 19. Tom Nelson (Llano, TX) / Lee Olsen (Bluff Dale, TX), 23.73 on 3, $1,200; 20. Shawn D. Stapleton (Sublette, KS) / Kingston Chang (Wright, KS), 23.79 on 3, $1,200; 21. Lauren D. Kirkes (Valliant, OK) / Brady Norman (Springer, OK), 24.39 on 3; 22. JaLynn Rogers (Elk City, OK) / Chris W. Myers (Velma, OK), 26.26 on 3; 23. Allen Joyner (Mc Kenzie, AL) / Dennis W. Moore (Opp, AL), 26.72 on 3; 24. Rick George (Oktaha, OK) / Eddie Cole (Branch, AR), 26.85 on 3; 25. Clinton Bonin (Conroe, TX) / Kenton E. Woodson (Conroe, TX), 27.09 on 3; 26. James F. Whitlow (Weatherford, TX) / Trigg K. Bell (Stephenville, TX), 27.29 on 3; 27. Garrett McDonald (Defuniak Springs, FL) / Ty Alford (Ponce De Leon, FL), 27.94 on 3; 28. Aaron Harvey (Kansas City, KS) / Bubba Reynolds (Mc Louth, KS), 28.15 on 3; 29. Cole D. Manahan (Novice, TX) / Cody A. Wilson (Capitan, NM), 28.64 on 3; 30. Gus Myers (Sedan, KS) / Sawyer Barham (Barnsdall, OK), 28.92 on 3; 31. Robert W. Martinez (Radium Springs, NM) / Jim D. Richards Sr. (Ruidoso, NM), 29.22 on 3

Short Go 1. Tina R. Godfrey (Las Animas, CO) / Reno Eddy (Gallup, NM), 7.60, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Kyle Winslow (Plains, KS) / Burton K. James (Dodge City, KS), 6.86, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Pete E. Durden (Grand Ridge, FL) / Ed Allen Jr. (Dadeville, AL), 7.37, $1,200

Rotation 3 1. Levi Garrett (Yoakum, TX) / Weldon T. Thaggard (Wichita Falls, TX), 6.37, $1,200

Rotation 4

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Rotation 5 1. Rider Kiesner (Granbury, TX) / Cody J. Mirabal (Grants, NM), 6.17, $1,200

#10 Preliminary Average 4-Steer 1. Trent Vaught (Mena, AR) / Andrew Jones (Sallisaw, OK), 34.69 on 4, $22,200, National SO; 2. Pete A. Gourley (Bryan, TX) / Blaine Matthews (Bryan, TX), 35.01 on 4, $13,900, National SO; 3. Kirby L. Hill (Corsicana, TX) / David Bazan Jr. (Roma, TX), 36.04 on 4, $11,100, National SO; 4. Eric P. Fabian (Schenectady, NY) / Frankie Fernandez (Johnstown, NY), 36.05 on 4, $9,200, National SO; 5. Vincente Guerrero (Santa Fe, NM) / Cavin Jacobs (Estancia, NM), 36.09 on 4, $8,300, National SO; 6. Philip D. Hinch (Crossville, TN) / John O. Coltharp (Erick, OK), 37.06 on 4, $7,400, National SO; 7. Twister G. Vinson (Hawley, TX) / Randy Lewis DVM (Abilene, TX), 37.24 on 4, $6,500, National SO; 8. Grayson Dykes (Campbell, TX) / Lloyd W. South (Palo Pinto, TX), 37.65 on 4, $5,500, National SO; 9. Pecos B. Hurley (Yantis, TX) / Phillip D. Owens (Hallsville, TX), 37.84 on 4, $4,600, National SO; 10. Jim D. Nunneley (Caney, KS) / Zachary Tait Small (Fairland, OK), 39.28 on 4, $3,700, National SO; 11. Brian C. Wright (Hallsville, TX) / Clay B. Sieber (Arp, TX), 40.97 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 12. Greg S. Grenke (Jordan Valley, OR) / Rod R. Berheim (Kuna, ID),

40.99 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 13. Melissa North Stoneman (Ponder, TX) / Rudy Benavidez (Albuquerque, NM), 42.37 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 14. Dan Daniel (College Station, TX) / Forrest L. Fisher (Navasota, TX), 44.53 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 15. Joe C. Biscone II (Mustang, OK) / Phillip Scott (Piedmont, OK), 47.18 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 16. Scott Crites (Bonne Terre, MO) / Dave A. Francis (Farmington, MO), 25.50 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 17. Suzie M. Johnson (Brodhead, WI) / Jerry R. Bliss (Ballwin, MO), 25.84 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 18. Philip D. Hinch (Crossville, TN) / Steve Amos (Crossville, TN), 26.42 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 19. Jake Smith (Broken Bow, OK) / Cole Palmore (Dekalb, TX), 26.45 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 20. Steve Marcrum (Springtown, TX) / Jason Griffin (Joaquin, TX), 26.68 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 21. Kelli Corbin (Baldwin, FL) / Guy W. Graden DVM (Jacksonville, FL), 28.17 on 3, National SO; 22. Kim Gentry (Sulphur, OK) / Brock W. Jones (Tupelo, OK), 29.25 on 3, National SO; 23. Chandler R. Kimbrough (Mount Hope, AL) / Scott Isbell (Leighton, AL), 29.51 on 3, National SO; 24. Bill Shamburger (Fairfield, TX) / Keith Brackens (Teague, TX), 29.80 on 3, National SO; 25. Tony Brackens (Fairfield, TX) / David Bazan Jr. (Roma, TX), 29.96 on 3, National SO; 26. Laramie Allen (Leander, TX) / Lucas D. Allen (Leander, TX), 30.07 on 3, National SO; 27. Doyle W. Powell (Chicago, IL) / Dakota Shawn Long (Copan, OK), 30.19 on 3, National SO; 28. Alycia D. Garson (Burleson, TX) / Jake L. Taylor (Eddy, TX), 30.31 on 3, National SO

Incentive 1. Pete A. Gourley (Bryan, TX) / Blaine Matthews (Bryan, TX), 26.55 on 3, $2,000, National SO; 2. Pecos B. Hurley (Yantis, TX) / Phillip D. Owens (Hallsville, TX), 28.42 on 3, $1,500, National SO; 3. Laramie Allen (Leander, TX) / Lucas D. Allen (Leander, TX), 30.07 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 4. Joe C. Biscone II (Mustang, OK) / Phillip Scott (Piedmont, OK), 30.13 on 3, $750, National SO; 5. Doyle W. Powell (Chicago, IL) / Dakota Shawn Long (Copan, OK), 30.19 on 3, $500, National SO

Incomplete Rotation 1. Trent Vaught (Mena, AR) / Andrew Jones (Sallisaw, OK), 6.46, $1,000

Rotation 1 1. Andrew Jones (Sallisaw, OK) / E. J. Thomas (Keota,

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OK), 7.65, $1,000

Rotation 2 1. Dan Daniel (College Station, TX) / Forrest L. Fisher (Navasota, TX), 7.17, $1,000

Rotation 3 1. Tony Brackens (Fairfield, TX) / David Bazan Jr. (Roma, TX), 6.21, $1,000

Rotation 4 1. Trey Madden (Ramona, OK) / Thomas K. Smith (Barnsdall, OK), 7.50, $1,000

Rotation 5 1. Lamar Spikes (Normangee, TX) / Mark Manning (Normangee, TX), 7.64, $1,000

Rotation 6 1. Jake Smith (Broken Bow, OK) / Cole Palmore (Dekalb, TX), 5.54, $1,000

Rotation 7 1. Jim D. Nunneley (Caney, KS) / Zachary Tait Small (Fairland, OK), 7.43, $1,000

#10 Shoot-Out Average 4-Steer 1. Andrew M. Lux (Ozark, AR) / Jordan Johnson (Summers, AR), 32.54 on 4, $89,400; 2. Tyler Christensen (Guilford, CT) / P. Cody Christensen Sr. (Guilford, CT), 34.69 on 4, $49,600; 3. Todd L. DeLano (Mesquite, NV) / Cody Burnside (Mesquite, NV), 35.73 on 4, $39,700; 4. Clayton Williams (Amarillo, TX) / Butch Whitten (Cimarron, NM), 35.80 on 4, $29,800; 5. Charles Quinn (Troup, TX) / Clay B. Sieber (Arp, TX), 36.17 on 4, $26,500; 6. A. L. Summerlin (Shawnee, KS) / Billy Joe Baldonado (Shawnee Mission, KS), 37.21 on 4, $23,100; 7. Brian A. Graden (Sorrento, FL) / Guy W. Graden DVM (Jacksonville, FL), 37.89 on 4, $19,800; 8. Doc L. Mims DVM (Holdenville, OK) / Dustin C. Hamilton (Seminole, OK), 37.93 on 4, $16,500; 9. Darrell Cripps (Pineville, LA) / Jamie L. Nelms (Elkmont, AL), 38.04 on 4, $13,200; 10. Jake Smith (Broken Bow, OK) / Cole Palmore (Dekalb, TX), 39.01 on 4, $13,200; 11. Charles D. Kuhn (Columbia, TN) / Wayne Walker (Davenport, OK), 40.13 on 4, $9,900; 12. Steve M. Phillips (Barry, TX) / Ron C. Massey (Mabank, TX), 40.93 on 4, $9,900; 13. Melissa


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North Stoneman (Ponder, TX) / Gable D. Martinez (George West, TX), 41.13 on 4, $1,200; 14. Bradee Hughes (Veyo, UT) / Ramzi Hughes (Newcastle, UT), 43.11 on 4, $1,200; 15. LaRae Branham (Phoenix, AZ) / Earl Higgins (Phoenix, AZ), 43.29 on 4, $1,200; 16. L. T. Gishie (Flagstaff, AZ) / Roger Gishie Sr. (Holbrook, AZ), 43.37 on 4, $1,200; 17. Walter L. Mainka (Foster, OK) / Phil Jennings (Pauls Valley, OK), 43.68 on 4, $1,200; 18. Greg S. Grenke (Jordan Valley, OR) / Rod R. Berheim (Kuna, ID), 43.84 on 4, $1,200; 19. Shawn D. Stapleton (Sublette, KS) / Tad B. Sheets (Brewster, KS), 44.46 on 4, $1,200; 20. Alycia D. Garson (Burleson, TX) / Jake L. Taylor (Eddy, TX), 24.04 on 3, $1,200

Short Go 1. Todd L. DeLano (Mesquite, NV) / Cody Burnside (Mesquite, NV), 7.22, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Doc L. Mims DVM (Holdenville, OK) / Dustin C. Hamilton (Seminole, OK), 7.29, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Tyler S. Freund (Ironton, MO) / Daniel Dorris (Harviell, MO), 6.44, $1,200

Rotation 3 1. Todd L. DeLano (Mesquite, NV) / Cody Burnside (Mesquite, NV), 6.98, $1,200

Rotation 4 1. Shane Grover (Purvis, MS) / Nathan C. Smith (Purvis, MS), 7.45, $1,200

Rotation 5 1. Trent Vaught (Mena, AR) / Andrew Jones (Sallisaw, OK), 6.67, $1,200

#9 Preliminary Average 4-Steer 1. Dylan Pugh (Madisonville, TX) / Ty Arnold (Midway, TX), 37.02 on 4, $21,400, National SO; 2. Phillip Wilder (Shreveport, LA) / Turner McGuffee (Bossier City, LA), 37.18 on 4, $13,400, National SO; 3. Clayton Williams (Amarillo, TX) / Trey D. Yates (Pueblo, CO), 37.77 on 4, $10,700, National SO; 4. Robert R. Gibbs (Windom, TX) / Russell Earl Gibbs (Windom, TX), 39.94 on 4, $8,900, National SO; 5. Diego Murrieta (Blanchard, OK) / Javier Reyes (Purcell, OK), 41.10 on 4, $8,000, National SO; 6. Nick M. Mclaughlin (Claremore, OK) / Greg Littrell (Oologah, OK), 41.45 on 4, $7,100, National SO; 7. Darrell Rennels (Livermore, CO) / Dane Rennels (Livermore, CO), 43.27 on 4, $6,300, National SO; 8. Kirk J. Kooiker (Adrian, MN) / Roger L. Hinrichs (Little Rock, IA), 44.19 on 4, $5,400, National SO; 9. Kyler Bramhall (Paris, TX) / Clay Taylor (Detroit, TX), 44.24 on 4, $4,500, National SO; 10. Janet L. Mickelson (Flagstaff, AZ) / Pete Mickelson (Flagstaff, AZ), 44.88 on 4, $3,600, National SO; 11. Lanny Glasscock (Allen, OK) / Billy R. Evans (Shawnee, OK),

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44.99 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 12. Ken V. Huseman (Midland, TX) / Steve Taylor (Midland, TX), 45.49 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 13. Kelly Smallwood (Coffeyville, KS) / Andy Smallwood (Coffeyville, KS), 45.85 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 14. Tanner G. Slagle (Arthur City, TX) / Josh Johnson (Commerce, TX), 46.29 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 15. Nick Gonzales III III (Carriere, MS) / Ryan L. Landry Jr. (Carriere, MS), 46.46 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 16. Clinton Shultz (Orlinda, TN) / Marshal A. Peterson (Ashland, NE), 48.60 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 17. Stacy Kropik (Midway, TX) / Fred B. Lucero (Canutillo, TX), 50.08 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 18. L. D. McConathy (Burkett, TX) / Jody C. Henderson (Decatur, TX), 52.74 on 4, $1,000, National SO; 19. Cody Hebert (Lawton, OK) / Riley Lambert (Abilene, TX), 26.84 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 20. Cody Mizell (Buffalo, TX) / Jennifer Williams (De Leon, TX), 29.00 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 21. Shane Nobles (Nichols, SC) / Doyle Nobles (Aynor, SC), 30.17 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 22. Michael L. Bailey (Weatherford, TX) / David D. Fletcher (Poolville, TX), 30.78 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 23. Joanie K. Ivy (Amarillo, TX) / James E. Masters (Wheeler, TX), 31.03 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 24. Joe D. Jones (Macon, MS) / T. J. Coleman (Shuqualak, MS), 32.00 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 25. Bobby R. Hull (Brodhead, WI) / Butch E. LeMay (Morrilton, AR), 32.68 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 26. Levi Rita (Haleiwa, HI) / Gerald M. Anderson (Yukon, OK), 33.46 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 27. Ronald K. Entlicher (Bolivar, MO) / Russell Batten (Bolivar, MO), 33.63 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 28. Jack R. Foster (Osceola, MO) / Keith A. Smith (Bolivar, MO), 33.87 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 29. Charles Silk (Sayre, OK) / Trey D. Yates (Pueblo, CO), 33.97 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 30. Bobby R. Hull (Brodhead, WI) / Travis Hull (Brodhead, WI), 34.50 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 31. Erin B. Price (Altus, OK) / John O. Coltharp (Erick, OK), 35.02 on 3, National SO

#10 Preliminary Champions Trent Vaught & Andrew Jones #10 Preliminary Winners

Incentive 1. Diego Murrieta (Blanchard, OK) / Javier Reyes (Purcell, OK), 31.81 on 3, $2,000, National SO; 2. Joe D. Jones (Macon, MS) / T. J. Coleman (Shuqualak, MS), 32.00 on 3, $1,500, National SO; 3. Tanner G. Slagle (Arthur City, TX) / Josh Johnson (Commerce, TX), 35.11 on 3, $1,000, National SO; 4. Chad Smith (Cheyenne, OK) / Mike Banks (Cheyenne, OK), 35.86 on 3, $750, National SO; 5. Jeff B. Reed (Sumner, TX) / Dane R. Reed (Sumner, TX), 37.17 on 3, $500, National SO

Rotation 1 1. Joanie K. Ivy (Amarillo, TX) / James E. Masters (Wheeler, TX), 8.06, $1,000

Rotation 2 1. Wallace L. Townsend (Davidson, OK) / Chase Chambers (Iowa Park, TX), 7.16, $1,000

Rotation 3 1. Clayton Williams (Amarillo, TX) / Trey D. Yates (Pueblo, CO), 7.46, $1,000

Rotation 4 1. Garrett Ogden (Kountze, TX) / Brody P. Bellett (Silbee, TX), 6.57, $1,000

Rotation 5 1. Robert R. Gibbs (Windom, TX) / Russell Earl Gibbs (Windom, TX), 7.33, $1,000

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Rotation 7 1. Phillip Wilder (Shreveport, LA) / Turner McGuffee (Bossier City, LA), 7.34, $1,000

Rotation 8 1. Michael L. Bailey (Weatherford, TX) / David D. Fletcher (Poolville, TX), 8.13, $1,000

#9 Shoot-Out Average 4-Steer 1. Joe D. Jones (Macon, MS) / Coledon Harmon (Stephenville, TX), 35.81 on 4, $100,700; 2. John H. Shockley (Madison, GA) / Ty Alford (Ponce De Leon, FL), 38.89 on 4, $56,700; 3. Caleb Ford (Ardmore, OK) / Carter Alexander Gurrola (Ardmore, OK), 38.93 on 4, $45,400; 4. Wayne Weeks (Broken Bow, OK) / Todd D. Culley (Muse, OK), 40.22 on 4, $34,000; 5. Justin Marrs (Springdale, AR) / Chad Daniels (Springdale, AR), 40.27 on 4, $30,200; 6. Cole D. Manahan (Novice, TX) / Randy Lewis DVM (Abilene, TX), 40.97 on 4, $26,500; 7. Dana Irwen (Delta, CO) / Steve Whinnery (Powderhorn, CO), 41.80 on 4, $22,700; 8. Kirk J. Kooiker (Adrian, MN) / Mike Kruger (Granville, IA), 42.36 on 4, $18,900; 9. Joe A. Buchanan (Urbana, OH) / Chad Devitt (Lawrenceburg, KY), 42.48 on 4, $15,100; 10. Janet L. Mickelson (Flagstaff, AZ) / Pete Mickelson (Flagstaff, AZ), 42.50 on 4, $15,100; 11. Dustin Hamlin (Broken Bow, OK) / Toby Bean (Bethel, OK), 42.94 on 4, $11,300; 12.

Kyle Winslow (Plains, KS) / Clay Louderback (Liberal, KS), 43.63 on 4, $11,300; 13. Craig A. Huffhines (West, TX) / Mark A. Huffhines (Ross, TX), 44.09 on 4, $1,200; 14. Larry W. Fleming (Oklahoma City, OK) / Oscar Rene Valenzuela Garcia (Purcell, OK), 49.70 on 4, $1,200; 15. John Stokes (Snyder, TX) / Chris M. Thomison (Hermleigh, TX), 25.40 on 3, $1,200; 16. Shawn D. Stapleton (Sublette, KS) / Zane T. Edmondson (Cimarron, KS), 26.08 on 3, $1,200; 17. Pete A. Gourley (Bryan, TX) / Frankie Fernandez (Johnstown, NY), 26.32 on 3, $1,200; 18. Kyler Bramhall (Paris, TX) / Clay Taylor (Detroit, TX), 26.35 on 3, $1,200; 19. Tony Latona (Denison, TX) / L. T. Worley (Whitewright, TX), 28.00 on 3, $1,200; 20. Jade W. Nobles (Barnwell, SC) / Jaret W. Nobles (Barnwell, SC), 28.21 on 3, $1,200

Short Go 1. Caleb Ford (Ardmore, OK) / Carter Alexander Gurrola (Ardmore, OK), 6.25, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Daniel C. Ferrell (Dunlap, TN) / Philip D. Hinch (Crossville, TN), 7.44, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Erickson Littleben (Kayenta, AZ) / Kevin D. Kracht (Loma, CO), 6.50, $1,200

Rotation 3 1. Wayne Weeks (Broken Bow, OK) / Todd D. Culley (Muse, OK), 7.66, $1,200

Rotation 4 1. Nick J. Price (Oologah, OK) / Francisco Aparicio (Nacogdoches, TX), 7.66, $1,200

Rotation 5 1. Shane Grover (Purvis, MS) / Nathan C. Smith (Purvis, MS), 7.12, $1,200

Rotation 6 1. Joe D. Jones (Macon, MS) / Coledon Harmon (Stephenville, TX), 6.85, $1,200

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Short Go 1. Mark L. Detillier Sr. (Larose, LA) / Steve Judd (Lumberton, MS), 7.78, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Rob Caldwell (Taft, TN) / Scott Dease (Sumrall, MS), 8.03, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Eric Elliott (Levelland, TX) / Wesley A. Wright (Leveland, TX), 7.30, $1,200

#8 Shoot-Out

Rotation 3

Average 4-Steer

1. Steve Bennett (Independence, KS) / Helen McDaniel (Independence, KS), 7.92, $1,200

1. Willie D. Schooler (Frankfort, KS) / Larry J. Nutsch (Alma, KS), 36.40 on 4, $45,100; 2. James R. Cotterill (Pomeroy, OH) / Roger Cotterill (Rutland, OH), 41.49 on 4, $28,200; 3. Mark L. Detillier Sr. (Larose, LA) / Steve Judd

#9 Preliminary Champions Dylan Pugh & Ty Arnold

(Lumberton, MS), 42.90 on 4, $22,500; 4. Taylor Munsell (Woodward, OK) / Rylan Harris Ferbrache (Woodward, OK), 43.69 on 4, $16,900; 5. Terry L. Gilbert (Hardesty, OK) / Lewis C. Gilbert (Hardesty, OK), 44.01 on 4, $15,000; 6. Kasey Hagaman (Madisonville, TX) / Kasyn Hagaman (Madisonville, TX), 44.07 on 4, $13,200; 7. Eddy L. Wachter (Jefferson, TX) / David K. Perry (Avinger, TX), 44.56 on 4, $11,300; 8. Eric Elliott (Levelland, TX) / Wesley A. Wright (Leveland, TX), 44.74 on 4, $9,400; 9. Ramon Espinoza (Manassa, CO) / Shawn Barris (Windsor, CO), 45.54 on 4, $7,500; 10. Joel Rivera (Santa Fe, NM) / Steve Larranaga (Santa Fe, NM), 45.92 on 4, $7,500; 11. Bill Owen (Mountainair, NM) / Robert W. Martinez (Radium Springs, NM), 45.94 on 4, $5,600; 12. Steve Bennett (Independence, KS) / Helen McDaniel (Independence, KS), 47.63 on 4, $5,600; 13. Greg L. Gleghorn (Piedmont, OK) / Darrel L. Smith (Binger, OK), 47.93 on 4, $1,200; 14. Leona Bryson (Maysville, AR) / Layne Bryson (Maysville, AR), 50.05 on 4, $1,200; 15. LaGrande Ballard (Huntington, AR) / Clint W. Reid (Barnsdall, OK), 25.11 on 3, $1,200; 16. Moises Martinez (Grants, NM) / Nato Tena (Grants, NM), 25.99 on 3, $1,200; 17. Ralph M. Hudgins (Laverne, OK) / W. T. Ridings (Mooreland, OK), 26.32 on 3, $1,200; 18. Tim W. Weil (Wann, OK) / Adam W. Roberts (Morris, OK), 30.07 on 3, $1,200; 19. Eric Anderson (Norwich, KS) / Dayle A. Ferguson (Follett, TX), 30.09 on 3, $1,200; 20. Jose L. Briseno Zermeno (Comanche, TX) / Pepe L. Briseno Solorzano (Comanche, TX), 31.88 on 3, $1,200

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1. Ryan Leatherwood (Sterling, KS) / Terry D. Leatherwood (Grady, NM), 32.63 on 4, $45,400; 2. Ronnie Carter (Berryville, AR) / Brad S. Amos (Sulphur Springs, AR), 33.19 on 4, $28,400; 3. Lee E. Cook (Belen, NM) / Michael M. Martinez (Los Lunas, NM), 33.22 on 4, $22,700; 4. Ralph E. Williams (Skiatook, OK) / Kenny D. Zamora (Las Vegas, NM), 33.29 on 4, $18,900; 5. Travis Regensberg (Las Vegas, NM) / Kenny D. Zamora (Las Vegas, NM), 33.36 on 4, $17,000; 6. A. L. Summerlin (Shawnee, KS) / Antonio P. Savedra (Shawnee, KS), 33.83 on 4, $15,100; 7. Justen Nokes (Juniata, NE) / Jeff P. Aylward (Dickens, NE), 34.38 on 4, $12,350; 8. Shawn D. Stapleton (Sublette, KS) / Tyrell Reynolds (Tribune, KS), 34.38 on 4, $12,350; 9. Walt Arnold (Silverton, TX) / Jared S. Stoker (Canyon, TX), 34.49 on 4, $9,500; 10. Witt J. Crowser (Lingle, WY) / Mark Scheller (Ault, CO), 34.79 on 4, $7,600; 11. Charlie D. Brookins (Lone Oak, TX) / Micah L. Lynch (Meeker, OK), 35.38 on 4, $1,200; 12. Malcolm L. Davis (Oklahoma City, OK) / Will Allen (Purcell, OK), 35.66 on 4, $1,200; 13. Paul W. McKinney (Bokoshe, OK) / Earl Jess Thomas (Keota, OK), 37.87 on 4, $1,200; 14. Austin C. Stephens (Dalhart, TX) / Brian Potter (Dalhart, TX), 38.11 on 4, $1,200; 15. Mitchell Hembree (Danville, AL) / Marshall F. Hall (Franklin, KY), 39.34 on 4, $1,200; 16. Sid A. Cooley (Weatherford, TX) / Ken Matheson (Mesa, AZ), 40.38 on 4, $1,200; 17. Bob Dineen (Ft Lupton, CO) / Tim Nelson (Lasalle, CO), 23.07 on 3, $1,200; 18. Jaymee Roach (Banquete, TX) / Louie L. Molina Jr. (Hebbronville, TX), 23.23 on 3, $1,200; 19. Chance L. Wright (Punta Gorda, FL) / Mike A. Sanders (Wauchula, FL), 23.41 on 3, $1,200; 20. Jonas Gattis (Ratcliff, AR) / Clayton J. Beavers (Dardanelle, AR), 23.79 on 3, $1,200; 21. Steve Nolen (Weatherford, TX) / Monty L. Jacob (Tolar, TX), 24.04 on 3, $1,200; 22. Lance Crist (Canyon, TX) / Joe M. Hughes (Canyon, TX), 24.50 on 3, $1,200; 23. Wayne Shaw (Blanket, TX) / Jeff Sewalt (Brownwood, TX), 24.89 on 3, $1,200; 24. Mickey M. Miller (Hammon, OK) / Danny L. Teel (Hammon, OK), 25.23 on 3, $1,200; 25. Jerry Stutts (Kailua Kona, HI) / Ken Matheson (Mesa, AZ), 26.06 on 3, $1,200; 26. Shawn L. Ward (Council Hill, OK) / Shane L. Ward (Council Hill, OK), 26.83 on 3, $1,200; 27. Bill D. Kennedy (Randolph, UT) / Enoch Mcgill (Maud, OK), 26.86 on 3, $1,200; 28. Shane T. Thomson (Pinedale, WY) / Beau J. Hutchison (Blackfoot, ID), 26.91 on 3, $1,200; 29. Zac Ream (Alva, OK) / Ty A. Keenan (Fairview, OK), 26.97 on 3, $1,200; 30. Ben C. Schomp (Hershey, NE) / Rod S. Nelson (Doniphan, NE), 27.07 on 3, $1,200

1. Don W. Smith (Hodgen, OK) / Anthony Echelle (Glencoe, OK), 34.52 on 4, $42,900; 2. Greg L. McNutt (Dublin, TX) / Dennis Fulfer (Stephenville, TX), 35.14 on 4, $26,800; 3. Joanie K. Ivy (Amarillo, TX) / Randy McCracken (Stratford, TX), 35.15 on 4, $21,500; 4. Bill D. Kennedy (Randolph, UT) / Merrill K. Staheli (Logandale, NV), 36.12 on 4, $17,900; 5. Andy D. Miller (Wellfleet, NE) / Ron Wells (Valentine, NE), 38.42 on 4, $16,100; 6. Greg D. Williams (Perkinston, MS) / Joey Pilgrim (Perkinston, MS), 39.75 on 4, $14,300; 7. Travis Johnson (Tijeras, NM) / Ferlin Charley (Albuquerque, NM), 39.93 on 4, $12,500; 8. Paul E. Tucker Jr. (Poplar Bluff, MO) / Daniel Dorris (Harviell, MO), 40.58 on 4, $10,700; 9. Steven J. Myers (Nashville, AR) / Brad Breedlove (Ben Lomond, AR), 41.02 on 4, $8,900; 10. Don R. Shankles (Granbury, TX) / Gary Jacobs (Vernon, TX), 41.21 on 4, $7,200; 11. Ben Lolley Jr. (Dubach, LA) / Darrell Cripps (Pineville, LA), 41.90 on 4, $1,200; 12. Cameron Felts (Cypress, TX) / Reese A. Burger (Hempstead, TX), 43.05 on 4, $1,200; 13. Shawn L. Ward (Council Hill, OK) / Kevin D. Harris (Eufaula, OK), 43.09 on 4, $1,200; 14. Vincente Guerrero (Santa Fe, NM) / Cavin Jacobs (Estancia, NM), 43.25 on 4, $1,200; 15. Randy Binford (Haviland, KS) / Pat D. Hafenstein (Osage City, KS), 45.18 on 4, $1,200; 16. Bill T. Frerichs (San Antonio, TX) / Howard R. Gwynn (Yuma, AZ), 45.57 on 4, $1,200; 17. Melvin L. Charley (Thoreau, NM) / Kade Elkins (Grants, NM), 46.72 on 4, $1,200; 18. Janet L. Mickelson (Flagstaff, AZ) / Earl Higgins (Phoenix, AZ), 51.39 on 4, $1,200; 19. Mary Ann Brown (Keedysville, MD) / Chuck W. Smith (Townsend, DE), 25.94 on 3, $1,200; 20. Witt J. Crowser (Lingle, WY) / Chad Turner (Stevensville, MT), 29.11 on 3, $1,200; 21. Jared Dyer (Waurika, OK) / Michelle M. Dyer (Waurika, OK), 29.91 on 3, $1,200; 22. Jackie L. Hobbs (Abilene, TX) / Dan Etbauer (Goodwell, OK), 30.11 on 3, $1,200; 23. Jack R. Purchase (Ft Worth, TX) / Harold E. Barnes (Hennessey, OK), 30.29 on 3, $1,200; 24. Larry D. Thaggard (Wichita Falls, TX) / David D. Fletcher (Poolville, TX), 30.92 on 3, $1,200; 25. Walter L. Mainka (Foster, OK) / Jade L. Thompson (Ratliff City, OK), 32.05 on 3, $1,200; 27. Josh D. Samson (Baxter, IA) / Jeremy P. Jones (Fountain Run, KY), 33.36 on 3, $1,200; 28. Kyle W. Miller (Wichita Falls, TX) / Wade Lewis (Hereford, TX), 33.87 on 3, $1,200; 29. Roy Gene Evans (Dallas, TX) / Lloyd W. South (Palo Pinto, TX), 33.96 on 3, $1,200; 30. Bob Dineen (Ft Lupton, CO) / Clyde E. Roy (Brighton, CO), 34.51 on 3, $1,200

1. Ronnie Carter (Berryville, AR) / Eddie Cole (Branch, AR), 30.76 on 4, $16,600, National SO; 2. Greg S. Grenke (Jordan Valley, OR) / Rod R. Berheim (Kuna, ID), 35.96 on 4, $10,400, National SO; 3. D. A. Poll (Clinton, UT) / Earl Higgins (Phoenix, AZ), 36.43 on 4, $8,300, National SO; 4. Harold G. Green (Lipan, TX) / Joe Martinez (Midland, TX), 37.09 on 4, $6,900; 5. Greg Cline (Holly, CO) / Greg D. Seufer (Holly, CO), 37.26 on 4, $6,200; 6. Mel Smith (Mansfield, TX) / Steven E. Pitts (Chipley, FL), 37.42 on 4, $5,500; 7. Charles D. Kuhn (Columbia, TN) / Lloyd W. South (Palo Pinto, TX), 38.78 on 4, $4,800; 8. Mel Smith (Mansfield, TX) / Gary Jacobs (Vernon, TX), 38.93 on 4, $4,200; 9. Sid D. Savage (Caballo, NM) / Manuel R. Sandoval (Deming, NM), 40.83 on 4, $3,500; 10. Wayne Smith (Dickens, TX) / Ben G. Pierce (Wolfforth, TX), 41.45 on 4, $2,800

Short Go

1. Steven J. Myers (Nashville, AR) / Brad Breedlove (Ben Lomond, AR), 7.10, $1,200

1. A. L. Summerlin (Shawnee, KS) / Antonio P. Savedra (Shawnee, KS), 6.63, $1,200

Rotation 1 1. Kris D. Brown (Carbon, TX) / Randy Bloomer (Salado, TX), 6.06, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Shane T. Thomson (Pinedale, WY) / Beau J. Hutchison (Blackfoot, ID), 7.11, $1,200

Rotation 3 1. Andrew M. Jeffers (Des Moines, NM) / Butch Whitten (Cimarron, NM), 6.04, $1,200

Rotation 4 1. Arwin L. Mikkelsen (Norfolk, NE) / Craig D. Person (Columbus, NE), 6.79, $1,200

Rotation 5 1. Zac Ream (Alva, OK) / Ty A. Keenan (Fairview, OK), 6.24, $1,200

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Short Go

Rotation 1 1. Joanie K. Ivy (Amarillo, TX) / Randy McCracken (Stratford, TX), 7.10, $1,200

Rotation 2 1. Donny Lindner (Giddings, TX) / Dale W. Detten (Paige, TX), 7.40, $1,200

Rotation 3 1. Lonnie K. Ware (Wynona, OK) / Wendell Krebs (Sand Springs, OK), 6.20, $1,200

Rotation 4 1. Greg L. McNutt (Dublin, TX) / Dennis Fulfer (Stephenville, TX), 7.69, $1,200

Incentive 1. Keith Ganey (Trout, LA) / Jim N. Herring (Pineville, LA), 30.73 on 3, $1,200, National SO; 2. Terry N. Shaw (La Grange, TX) / Eloy Zamora (Mora, NM), 32.15 on 3, $1,000; 3. Roy Gene Evans (Dallas, TX) / Mike Qualls (Hico, TX), 33.60 on 3, $800

Short Go 1. Ronnie Carter (Berryville, AR) / Eddie Cole (Branch, AR), 7.65, $800

Rotation 1 1. David Bynum (Mt Pleasant, TX) / Dale R. Martin (Cleveland, TN), 7.50, $800

Rotation 2 1. David R. Hull (Wilson, OK) / Bruce Mobley (Overbrook, OK), 7.44, $800

Rotation 3 1. Mike E. Fletcher Sr. (Mineola, TX) / Neal Young (Hallsville, TX), 6.69, $800

Cruel Girl Championship Average 4-Steer 1. Jamie A. Mader (Stephenville, TX) / Jimmi Jo Montera (Greeley, CO), 31.81 on 4, $15,500, National SO; 2. Jill L. Murray (Cooper, TX) / Amy W. Austin (Wills Point, TX), 36.10 on 4, $9,800, National SO; 3. Jackie L. Hobbs (Abilene, TX) / Lari Dee Guy (Abilene, TX), 39.46 on 4, $6,700, National SO; 4. Jorden D. Elliott (Valliant, OK) / Megan D. Graham (Smithville, OK), 41.23 on 4, $5,700; 5. Rita C. Love (Lawton, OK) / Kim Williamson (San Tan Valley, AZ), 41.33 on 4, $4,600; 6. Laura Lea Coe (Pinehurst, TX) / Jessica A. Bowen (Cleveland, TX), 44.64 on 4, $4,100; 7. Billie Bray (Granbury, TX) / Tracy Hedeman (Morgan Mill, TX), 52.08 on 4, $3,100; 8. Amber Pate (Buffalo, TX) / Roylyn McDaniel (Garden City, TX), 52.18 on 4, $2,100

Incentive 1. Jorden D. Elliott (Valliant, OK) / Megan D. Graham (Smithville, OK), 25.57 on 3, $1,200, National SO; 2. Jill L. Murray (Cooper, TX) / Amy W. Austin (Wills Point, TX), 26.06 on 3, $1,000; 3. Amber Pate (Buffalo, TX) / Sky S. Parmer (Chireno, TX), 28.85 on 3, $800

Short Go 1. Jamie A. Mader (Stephenville, TX) / Jimmi Jo Montera (Greeley, CO), 7.75, $800

Rotation 1 1. Amanda B. Jones (Perkins, OK) / Colleen Logan (Granbury, TX), 7.76, $800

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Rotation 5

1. Micah Samples (Blair, OK) / Whitney E. DeSalvo (Springfield, AR), 7.88, $800

1. Elton D. Heine (Bertram, TX) / Darrell S. Hicks (Stephenville, TX), 7.36, $1,200

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For a lot of us, winter brings with it a delightful menu of snow, ice, and cold temperatures, all of which lead to unique horse management challenges. Consider the following to make sure you and your horse have a safe and healthy winter season. #1 – The Slip and Fall Each year insurance claims departments deal with a number of horse injuries and deaths due to slips and falls on ice. Severe falls can cause catastrophic damage resulting in mortality claims. At the same time we often see a rise in medical and surgical claims for the diagnosis and treatment of fractures and soft tissue injuries, like strained tendons and ligaments that result from a simple slip, or serious lacerations that occur when horses fall onto or into something hazardous. So please use discretion when turning your horse out or handling your horse in inclement weather. And if you often ride in snowy conditions, do what you can to improve his traction by using items like hoof boots, or applying petroleum jelly, ski wax, or other products to the sole of the hoof to reduce snow packing. You can also use shoes with caulks, or have your farrier apply spots of borium or other composites on the toes and heels of the shoe to give your horse extra grip. #2 – Flexibility and Fitness Another common situation that can lead to a vet call and potentially serious injuries or illnesses is underestimating your horse’s fitness or flexibility. If your horse has had some time off for whatever reason, take that into consideration when you’re back in the saddle, allowing enough time for him to warm-up each ride, and over time regain his former level of fitness. #3 – Cabin Fever Horses used to being out on pasture may not react well to being confined to a stall for days at a time due to bad weather. Try to make sure they have a neighbor nearby. You might also want to try putting one of the various horse toys in the stall, or even recycle and give them a used plastic gallon milk jug. #4 – Colic Colic can become more of a concern this time of year for several reasons. Dehydration can result when horses reduce their water intake, either because they don’t like the liquid’s frigid temperature, or because they actually can’t get to the water due to ice on top, or snow drifts blocking access. Make sure to check your horse’s water bucket or tub often to not only make sure it’s clear, but also that the horse is actively drinking. Overfeeding can also bring on colic, laminitis and other health issues. If your horse’s workload has significantly decreased due to the weather, consider reducing his feed ration, keeping grain to a minimum and relying mostly on lowprotein hay. Talk to your vet about the most appropriate menu. #5 – The Worst Case Despite all your efforts, you may still find yourself dealing with the worst case scenario, 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, 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.


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ecently a new ranch owner in our area forced himself into the conversation at the morning coffee club of old ranchers. In the course of the conversation he asked one of the crankier members how many acres he owned. Judging by the response you’d have thought he killed the old boy’s dog, stole his horse or insulted his wife. Everybody knows you don’t ask a rancher how many acres or cows he owns. That’s like asking a doctor how much money he makes, or asking a lawyer how much cash he has deposited in offshore banks. It’s simply none of your business! With many ranches these days being bought by doctors, lawyers and overpaid CEO’s, I thought I’d review some questionable questions they should never ask. If you ask, “What are the other three quarters of your Quarter Horse?” everyone is going to be laughing at you behind your back forevermore. If you ask, “What are the educational requirements to become a cattle guard?” you’re just begging for a put-down. And if you ask a Texas cattleman if his ten gallon hat really holds ten gallons

Don’t Ask everyone is going to know right away that you are a gunsel. It’s probably not safe for you to ask, “What breed of bull is that?” It’s probably a heifer or a steer and you’re gonna be laughed clear out of cattle country. Ditto if you ask what organs a “donor cow” sacrificed. Ranchers get real tired of being asked by 4-H and FFA parents if, seeing as how they own so much land, their little darling could keep their fair pig at their place. Farmers and ranchers also grow weary of being asked for a weather forecast, as if, merely by being in agriculture, they are blessed with special meteorological talents. Don’t ask a cattleman in Sasabe, Arizona, or in Del Rio, Texas, “How much will it rain next year?” (It won’t.) Or a rancher in Aberdeen, South Dakota, “Is it cold enough for ya?” These folks are just a little sensitive about such things. If you ask my wife if you can wear her hat, ride her horse or borrow her husband the answers are no, no and maybe. (It depends on the day or if I’ve done anything really stupid recently.) 1/6 Horizontal A lot of the dumbest questions I’ve

ever heard being asked were at ringside at auctions. I once heard a newbie yell from the crowd at a cow sale, “Does she have any teeth?” To which the auctioneer replied, “She hasn’t had a tooth in her head for the past three years but she’s still alive isn’t she?” Amazingly, the guy bid again! It’s not a good idea to ask the auctioneer for any cow’s pedigree. If there was a royally bred animal within five generations of the cow in the ring he’d have already told you about it. If you ask, “Who is she bred to?” I guarantee the auctioneer is going to reply, “A bull.” Then everyone is going to laugh at you for asking such a stupid question. Ditto if you ask for the scrotal circumference of a slaughter bull, or any breeding information on a canner cow. And no, the seller is not going to transfer the registration papers to you on a 15 year old crossbred cow. Horse auctions are the place where the most stupid questions are asked. One time at a sale a fellow in the crowd was trying to impress everyone with his cowboy credentials. As a crop-earred, outlaw, that carried the brand of a well known rodeo string was led into the sale ring he yelled out, “Can you ride him?” “Heck no, I can’t ride him,” the auctioneer replied. “But you are certainly welcome to try if you like.” At the same sale another wannabe cowboy asked as a skittish horse entered the ring, “Can you shoot a gun off this horse?” “My dear man,” the smart-aleck auctioneer replied, “suffice it to say, you can shoot a gun off any horse at least once.” www.LeePittsbooks.com

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ON THE EDGE OF

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BY BAXTER BLACK, DVM

Postcard To An Old Friend

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sent the final postcard to Bob before Christmas. For the last twenty years I’ve sent a postcard to Bob and Dottie from every place I traveled to. That would be over a thousand cards. I didn’t write much on them, just where I was, what the weather was doin’, and maybe what group I was speakin’ to. Now and then I would call and once or twice a year Dottie would write. Bob was a cowboy when we met. He liked to rope and could tell a good story. We got acquainted when I was practicing veterinary medicine in Idaho. He worked for me as the feedlot doctor. The fact that he was twenty years older than me wasn’t a big deal. He’d had several jobs before he moved to the feedlot, so he had a broad range of experience, although doctoring cattle was not part of it. Even to this day I have rarely seen people with such eagerness to learn, especially someone over fifty years old! His job entailed the daily treatment of sick animals brought to the “doctor shacks,” as we called them. My philosophy with the “head doctors” in our feedlots was to teach them the basics of diagnosis, treatment, cattle handling and necropsy. Beyond that I would include snippets of pathology, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, parasitology and nutrition. I used big words. They learned them. Some took more of an interest than others. Bob actually studied at night! I would lend him my school books. I would copy articles about bovine ailments. Since the writings routinely used scientific words, he would have to borrow my Dorland’s Medical Dictionary. He would bring it back everyday, in case I needed it. This went on for months. He was a pack-a-day smoker,

Winstons, I think, or Lucky Strikes. Frequently he said he was going to quit smoking, but he never did. One morning he was returning my Dorland’s and went into a coughing spell. “I gotta quit these coffin nails,” he said, “Here’s your dictionary.” I said, “Why don’t you just keep it till you smoke your next cigarette.” “What if I don’t smoke for a week?” he said, “Or a month?” “You can keep it,” I said. “Even a year?” he asked. “Yup,” I said. “Good,” he said, “I’ll quit tonight.” “I said, “The deal’s only good right now.” I could see his anxiety addiction. I knew how much he valued that book. “Okay,” he said without much resolve. I reached into his shirt pocket and

plucked out his nearly full pack. He looked striken! It was like I had kidnapped his child! He was hard to be around the next few weeks as he worked his way through chewin’ tobacco, Copenhagen, Skoal packs, smoking a pipe, spitting Red Man, chewing cigars, chewing gum, toothpicks and sunflower seeds. But he never smoked another cigarette. He retired and we both moved on. I started sending postcards. Years went by. Dottie passed away. The last time I went by to see him he was in the assisted living home and we had a nice visit. I noticed on his bookshelf a worn copy of Dorland’s Medical Dictionary. My first thought was cigarettes. I didn’t have to look inside to see my name and an address that was 30 years old. www.baxterblack.com

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OTHER half by Gracie Mae

Thoughts from a Team Roping Spouse

So You Want To Be A Team Roper

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avid was Boss’s new found friend. More than anything he wanted to learn to be a team roper. By profession David was a lawyer and team roping was totally out of his realm of comprehension; certainly not in his comfort zone. That isn’t to say lawyers cannot be team ropers but with David it just meant he had a long way to go. David would come every afternoon from the law firm and Boss would let him ride an older horse that Buzzy had learned to rope on. David loved it and the more he rode the more he wanted a rope in his hand. Boss let him pen the steers, turn out the steers and I must say there were many days he took my job and I didn’t mind it one bit. When David began carrying a rope they roped the Heel-O-Matic and the Buford steer and all the other practice dummys we had. Surprisingly, David was actually getting it all together. I was pretty proud of him. One particular afternoon we were roping and David hopped off his horse to put another steer in the chute. In his enthusiasm somehow he wasn’t paying attention and got his hand and thumb caught in one of the springs and hinges and when the gate slammed shut it mashed his thumb horribly. In fact, it was caught

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and he couldn’t get it out. Now, you have to understand life from Boss’s point of view. He isn’t mean but he tends to see everything from a comical point of view. David’s thumb being trapped and ensnared in the gate was no different. The more David screamed and jumped around like a dancing chicken on a hot fire the more Boss laughed. I finally screamed at him and told him to come help me get David out of the trap. When we finally freed David he was as white as a sheet. It was in sharp contrast to his thumb which was as black as tar and swelling rapidly. I told Boss to quit laughing and run to get some cool water from the tank. All he could do was chortle and talk about David screaming and dancing around. David was trying so hard to be tough and “cowboy up” and all that stuff with the male ego thing but I honestly felt he was going to pass out. Boss came running with a gallon bucket of water. In his stupor of laughing and mimicking David in his worst hour his spurs got tangled and he tripped. Now, June Bug was right in his path and in order to avoid taking her out he threw the water bucket and dived into the dirt head first. Even with a mouthful of dirt he didn’t stop laughing. The water hit David full force in the face and the

cold drenching forced him to focus and, no doubt, kept him from passing out. Buzzy in all his wisdom had nothing to say and stood with a shocked look on his face. He didn’t know if he should see about his dad tangled up in the dirt and spurs or check on David who looked like a scalded and drenched rat! We needed cold water for David’s thumb and all the water was on his face, hair and dripping down his shirt. It wasn’t really doing his thumb much good. His thumb was turning more black and blue and was so bruised and swelled that blood had begun to seep from under his nail. It was not a pretty sight. Boss staggered to his feet and was still seeing nothing but absurdity in all the mess. The water in the face had just added insult to injury and all Boss could do was laugh as he wiped dirt from his own mouth and eyes. This was getting well past the point of ludicrous. I scolded Boss, threw him the bucket and told him to get more water and some gauze and cotton out of the barn. June in her immeasurable wisdom said, “Mama, I don’t think I’d send dad after more water. The next time he might pour it all over you.” From the mouths of babes, no doubt!! Suddenly, David began to laugh,


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hysterically of course, and he just could not stop. I held his hand and he suddenly jerked it away and began walking around holding it next to his shirt just above his buckle and he just continued to laugh. By this time, Boss was back, a little more controlled and careful in the way he carried the water. “You are going to be some lawyer, David!” Boss snorted trying to keep his sadistic humor intact. “I can just see you now with this big old bandage on your hand and making a point to the jury!” David turned and looked at Boss. Of course, he had not even thought of that. “I guess you are going to tell them you want to be a team roper!” Boss continued. “You can tell them you were practicing for when you get your thumb hung in the dally or something like that.” I guess we all just stood there looking stupid. Of course, it was not the least bit funny. However, to this day I wish it had all been recorded. It had to be a comedy of errors. What is it Shakespeare writes “tragic comedy” or something to that affect? Whatever it was it was nuts. As I cut gauze with Boss’s knife and tried to come up with some sort of bandage Boss had to ask the

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dumbest question. “David you want me to take my knife and poke a hole in that nail for you to release some of the pressure where you thumb is turning blue?” Boss’s sense of humor was wearing me out. David turned and looked at Boss with an implausible look of horror. “You are kidding, right?” he questioned. “You want to stick your knife in my thumb nail?” He couldn’t believe what he had just heard. “Yep! Makes it feel a lot better,” Boss said. “That pressure is going to keep building and…” Then he goes off on this tangent into this detailed explanation about mashed fingers and nails coming off and all other assortment of things that you don’t want to hear. “Dad did it to my toe one time,” Buzzy added his two cents worth, like father like son. “When a steer stepped on my foot my toe turned black and even the nail came off. It hurts but it feels better!” “My gosh, you people!” ran through my mind. “Part of becoming a cowboy,” Boss chuckled. “You didn’t see John Wayne backing up when the going got tough.” Good grief do we all live in the shadow of John Wayne? Do

people even know John Wayne anymore? Well, my bunch does so I guess they do. Perhaps David, in his muddled mind, thought it was some sort of initiation or something. Boss brought him his horse and David did his best to climb back on with his white huge bandaged thumb sticking up in the air like a wind turbine on the West Texas plains. “Here’s your rope, son!” Boss said and pitched it to him. Trying to guard his thumb, hold his reins and catch his rope came at him way to fast. You had to admire him however, he didn’t have any quit. He kept coming and roping and even went on to enter a roping or two. I had to have a certain high regard for the poor guy. Just roping with Boss took some staying power and fortitude. Oh yeaH, and the next afternoon David did, indeed, let Boss poke a hole in his thumb nail to relieve the pressure. “Yep,” David said. “It does hurt but it makes it feel better.” Maybe David is going to be a team roper after all. It makes absolutely no sense to me! Keep Ropin, Love ya, Gracie

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cold and rope your dummy about twenty times. Now run back inside and hydrate yourself and then dress like its freezing cold outside. You know, long johns, an old high school track hoodie, that Walls canvas jacket you found at a roping, a pair of ski gloves from the thrift store and go ahead and throw in the ski mask just for fun. Now go back outside and rope twenty more. You will find that although it was considerably warmer, the major difference is that you couldn’t swing your rope the same way you could before. Duh… Physics tells us that more mass creates resistance when motion and mass collide. For years I’ve been telling you how delicate the roping shoulder is and let me tell you one recipe for disaster for a roping shoulder is changing the biomechanics of your swing by roping with bulky clothing on. It really is a bio-mechanical nightmare. Although it may not present itself in a debilitating fashion, mess with mother motion and she will ultimately catch up with you. So here’s where I’m headed, folks. Believe it or not the rope industry is not the only industry that has undergone technological advances. The days of “long johns” are “long gone.” It’s called thermal sportswear and not only is it much warmer than conventional winter wear it is incredibly less restrictive and more conducive to the actual correct bio-mechanical function than anything you are going to find at your neighbors garage sale. Just take a look at what those guys playing in Green Bay are wearing this Sunday and you aren’t gonna see any Walls Outlet coveralls. No matter the sport, physical inhibition is a must if you are going to compete or if you are going to gain anything beneficial from your practice. I don’t know many of the guys who are standing at the pay window who have a “winter swing” and a “summer swing.” They have a consistent swing and there in lies the secret to success. So go ahead and tell the wife and kids you’d much rather have some Under Armor than another paisley tie. Ready or not it’s fixing to get cold out there and the plan should be to warm up instead of bulking up. Have fun out there and for your folks in Hawaii… Oh, never mind. Until next month. Good luck… Good Health… Good Roping … & God Bless!!! SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 135


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WALT WOODARD

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everal times in this column I have reminded whoever is reading it that I’m not telling you how you should act. I hope you know that what I write is what I think I should do and the direction I think I should go based on my life’s experiences. If there is something in here that helps you, that’s great. I’ve got my hands full trying to figure out what my next move should be without telling you what you should be doing. But this month you should listen to what I’ve got to say. It has been said that youth is wasted on the young. On the flip side of that, experience is wasted on the old. As I have gotten older, things are clearer to me and it seems easier to figure things out. I gave a friend of mine some advice one time and he said, “How can you be so sure you’re right?” I said, “Because I’ve already tried it the way you’re doing it and it didn’t work.” It takes a lifetime of the trial and error method to figure this whole thing out. When I was younger, I was full of hope and optimism. You think you’re just going to sail through life, and some people do. It seems like everything they touch turns to gold, but for most people that’s not how it goes. Things go wrong and then one day it happens. You decide to get a drink of milk and you take the lid off the container and you drop it. The lid hits your toe and goes right under the refrigerator and you say to yourself, “That’s the way everything goes for me.” Once you get to that point it’s down the slippery slope you go. Anything and everything is possible as long as you have a good attitude, but once you lose that and develop a bad attitude nothing great is going to happen. Once you become bitter about life, you’re in trouble. But it’s never too late. You can change it because you are in charge. People say, “If things would just go right for me once in a while I would have a better attitude.” But that’s not the way it works. You have to get the attitude before you get the results. It’s like sitting in front of your fireplace and saying, “Give me heat and then I’ll get some wood.” You can have all the ability and talent in the world but if you don’t have the right attitude

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you will not get the results you desire. It’s just that simple. A person has to make up their mind to be happy, and you really do have to see the glass half full instead of half empty. When you speak negatively about things and other people, it is inevitable that you will bring it right back to yourself. Our mothers told us that if we don’t have something good to say about someone, don’t say anything at all. We should live by that rule. If you start running people down, after you get done guess who you’ll start on? You’ll start running yourself down and the bad thing is, you’re listening. Will Rogers said that he never met a man he didn’t like. I’ll bet you he thought that there is some good in all people and when he met someone he looked for the good. It sounds like he found it because he lived a happy and productive life. When I was younger and I met someone, I always looked for what was wrong with them instead of what was right. I was always very leery of people and I don’t know how I got there. I wasn’t raised like that. I just decided that on my own and it’s a dead end street. Zig Zigler calls that Stinkin’ Thinkin’. Our attitude is ours and ours alone. We own it free and clear. It’s up to us to decide the direction we want to go. Even if things haven’t turned out the way you wanted and life hasn’t turned out the way you thought it would, if you become negative you’re beaten before you start. I’m still convinced you can’t be lazy. You have to be willing to get there early and stay late and you have to do more than your share. When that’s mixed with great attitude, the sky’s the limit. It’s a proven fact that when you’re mining for gold, you look for the gold. You don’t look for the dirt because whatever you look for, you’ll find. It’s time we get back to looking for the gold in people, things, and in ourselves, because there’s plenty of it there if we’re just willing to look for it. Until next month Thanks for your time

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Be prepared to win a lot of Cash and Prizes. Remember to thank our sponsors and support them whenever you can. (They are the reason we are able to have this caliber of a roping). Most importantly, HAVE FUN! This year we have added a full Golf Tournament that will be on Wednesday so get your teams together for some added fun. For our sponsors and producers we have added a specialty roping. This roping will be first thing Thursday morning. Watch for more details of the golf tournament and the sponsor/producer roping in the January issue. If you have any questions at all, please call me at 970/897-3111. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mandy Wolfe, NTRL Secretary

t is time to start planning your trip to the Finals. I will make a list of important items to remember when getting ready to rope at the biggest and greatest roping east of the Mississippi. Be sure to update your Health and Coggins papers for your horses. It is MANDATORY to have this paperwork in order to enter the state of Florida. Stall reservations are NOT required. However, those who do reserve stalls and get their money into the office by January 17 will be in the stalls closest to the arena. RV Reservations are made by calling the arena directly at 904/573-4895. RV spots usually fill up so get your reservations in to guarantee you a spot. Host Hotels: Call the office for a complete list of host hotels. I am working with several hotels to get the best rates possible. Please be sure to let the hotel know you are in town because of the NTRL National Finals Team Roping. This helps us track how many rooms were used by ropers during the finals and how much money we brought into the Jacksonville area. Watch for postcard in mail telling you how many Shoot-Outs you have earned over the year. Remember even if you do not have any Shoot-Outs, you CAN still rope at the NTRL Finals. You get one Shoot-Out for showing up. You can rope in all the Preliminary Ropings You can rope in the Shoot-Out ropings if your partner has a Shoot-Out. You can rope in all the Specialty Ropings: Century, All Girl, #7, and the VIP Roping. (You can purchase a VIP card at the Finals) If you are in the top 10% in the Preliminary Roping you earn a spot in the Shoot-Out.

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Rockin Circle H December 4 Harness Racing Arena Hawkinsville, GA* Books open 8:00 a.m Rope 10:00 a.m. CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL: If weather is questionable we will move to the covered arena in Hawkinsville, GA 50 miles away. SADDLE SERIES September 18 - October 30 - November 20 December 4 (Series Finals - Hawkinsville, GA)

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Saddle Winners: Leandro Pedro, Juan Alvarez, Rudy Medlock, Heather Caves, Alex Benitez

Results for South Florida Championships, Miami, FL coming in the January issue!

4 head for $40/roper. Enter 2 times. Books close at end of 1st round in each roping. Drawpot option in all ropings. High Money Buckle of the Day and other prizes to be announced. USTRC/NTRL/Grassroot here April 9 & 10. NTRL Shoot-Outs given to 10th place in each roping. 2011 USTRC Membership Required. Info and Directions Call: Tish Luke 772/473-6945 TRIAD numbers only

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NTRL

NATIONAL FINALS JANUARY 27 - 30, 2011

Jacksonville Equestrian Center • Jacksonville, Florida THURSDAY • JANUARY 27, 2011 Books open at 6:30 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m. Sponsor-VIP-Producer Roping Open • Enter 3x, $200/roper #15 Handicap • 5-hd, enter 3x, $200/roper #13 Preliminary • Drawpot Option, 4-hd, enter 5x, $100/roper #12 Preliminary • Drawpot Option, 4-hd, enter 5x, $100/roper #11 Century w/#9 Inc. • Both ends must be 50 & over 4-hd, enter 2x, pick 1/draw1 for $150/roper

No Shoot-Outs Required to enter Open, #15, Century, VIP, All Girl and #7 Ropings.

FRIDAY • JANUARY 28, 2011 Books open at 6:30 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m. #13 Shoot-Out • 4-hd, enter 4x, $125/roper VIP Roping - #11 Handicap up to #13 down to #8• 4-hd, enter 5x, pick 1/draw1 for $200/roper #12 Shoot-Out • 4-hd, enter 4x, $125/roper #11 Preliminary• Drawpot Option, 4-hd, enter 5x, $100/roper

SATURDAY • JANUARY 29, 2011 Books open at 6:30 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m.. #11 Shoot-Out • 4-hd, enter 4x, $125/roper #10 Preliminary • Capped at #6 Elite • Drawpot Option, 4-hd, enter 5x, $100/roper All Girl Roping • #10 with #8 Inc. • 4-hd, enter 5x, $100/roper #10 Shoot-Out • Capped at #6 Elite • 4-hd, enter 4x, $125/roper #9 Preliminary • Capped at #5 Elite • Drawpot Option, 4-hd, enter 5x, $100/roper

SUNDAY • JANUARY 30, 2011 Books open at 6:30 a.m. • Rope at 8:30 a.m. #8 Preliminary • Capped at #4 Elite • Drawpot Option, 4-hd, enter 5x, $100/roper #9 Shoot-Out • Capped at #5 Elite • 4-hd, enter 4x, $125/roper #8 Shoot-Out • Capped at #4 Elite • 4-hd, enter 4x, $125/roper #7 • Capped at #4 • 3-hd, enter 2x, pick 1/draw1 or draw both for $150/roper

All preliminary ropings will move the top 10% over to the Shoot-Out with 1st - 2nd having their fees paid! Elite TRIAD numbers only. You MUST have a 2011 USTRC card to rope. Cards may be purchased at the roping. Any roper with a 2011 USTRC card is eligible to rope. Books will close 30 minutes prior to the roping starting in the morning and at the end of the 1st round of the roping prior throughout the day. Must have a 2010 VIP card to rope in the VIP Roping. VIP cards may be purchased at this event. Arena is located at 13611 Normanday Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32221 for directions visit: www.jaxevents.com

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FMI: NTRL Office 970/897-3111

over

$500,000

in cash & prize s paid out in last year’s Fi nals!! USTRC National Shoot-Outs awarded to NTRL Shoot-Out Average winners USTRC Regional Shoot-Outs awarded to NTRL Preliminary Average winners

$10,000 GUARANTEED In the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Shoot-Outs 80% Payback in the Open 80% Payback in the #15 Reinsman Exotic Seat Trophy Saddles Great Furniture and Attire from Carroll Original Wear Maynard Buckles and Jewelry Running P Trophy Saddles in the VIP & All Girl Ropings Classic Equine Pads and Luggage from the Travel Collection For the Junior Looper Ropings: Jackets, ropes and other prizes from Classic Equine – Buckles from JX2 Productions Must have current USTRC 2011 card to rope. TRIAD numbers only.


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NTRL PRIZES Get Away to Sunny Florida! & STALL RESERVATIONS MUST have current Coggins & Health Papers to get into state of Florida

Heel-O-Matic Practice - Carney Man Goat Roping - January 27-30 (weather permitting) $5,000 Guaranteed to All Girl winners $10,000 Guaranteed to Shoot-Out winners PRIZES in the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Open Roping 80% payback #15 Roping 80% payback

20 Reinsman & Running P Saddles, Maynard Buckles, Carroll Original Wear Attire & Furniture Classic Equine Pads, Luggage, Classic Ropes + Products Guaranteed $5,000 & Running P Saddles to All Girls Average winners Guaranteed $10,000 & 20 Reinsman Saddles to #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Shoot-Out winners Carroll Original Wear Furniture to Average winners of the #13, #12, #11, #10, #9 & #8 Preliminary ropings Maynard Buckles to Average winners of Century Roping and the new #7 Roping Reinsman Breast Collars to 2nd and Incentive Winners of the Century Ropings VIP Roping #11, Handicap up to a #13 & down to a #8 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; $15,000 cash paid in Average!

Guaranteed $5,000 & Saddles to VIP Average winners. Saddles to High Point #4 & under, #5, #6 & #7 & above in the VIP Roping. $5,000 bonus to High Point VIP Roper of the Year & $5,000 bonus to High Point Roper of the VIP Roping at the Finals. Open to the World Dummy Roping - $50/roper - Sponsored by 5 Strand Spydr Ropes by Classic Qualification rounds start after the Open

Hospitality Inn 1-800-772-8929 $59/night - Full Continental Breakfast Included

Hampton Inn 904/777-5313 I-10 West - Continental Breakfast

Holiday Inn 1-800-HOLIDAY I-295 at Commonwealth - Restaurant Mention National Team Roping League to get these special rates.

Please fill form out completely and legibly! THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND MAILED WITH PAYMENT! Your Name: _______________________________________________________ ID Number: ______________________ Address: _______________________________ City: __________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _______ Phone: _____________________________ Cell Phone: ______________________ Stalls: $20/night per stall. Please mark number of stalls and dates you will be staying

Tues. Jan 25____ Wed. Jan 26____ Thur. Jan 27____ Fri. Jan 28____ Sat. Jan 29____ Sun. Jan 30____ Number of nights______X $20 X # of horses______= Number of stalls______X $16/stall shavings fee______= + Please make checks or money order payable to NTRL Combined Total Enclosed

$______ (Total for stalls) $______ (Total for shavings) $______

Mail to: NTRL PO Box 61, Wellington, CO 80549. If you have any questions call: 970/897-3111

Plenty of stalls available, but if making stall reservations, they must be taken care of by mail and be postmarked by January 17, 2010. All reserved stalls must be PRE-PAID. Shavings are $8.00 per bag. Minimum of 2 bags ($16) required for each stall. Barns closest to arena will be used for reserved stalls. RV hookup or generator reservations call 904/573-4895.

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Saturday & Sunday

December 11 & 12, 2010 Tunica Arena & Expo Center Tunica, Mississippi Really Short Score! NEW Priefert Barrier System Will Be Used In Both Ropings

1 2011 CHEVY DURAMAX TRUCK, TROPHY SADDLES, BUCKLES, JACKETS, ROPE BAGS & LOTS OF CASH! Saturday, December 11: Books Open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am #8 Bonus Roping #10 Truck Roping – (will not start before Noon) Pick Teams 1st 2 head, Draw Teams 1st 2 head

#8 BONUS ROPING

Sunday, December 12: Books Open 7:30 am / Rope 9 am #10 Truck Roping – Pick Teams 1st 2 head, Draw Teams 1st 2 head Short Go 1st-10th in each roping will receive 2010 NTRL National Shoot-Outs

ROPE THE OZARKS & JX2 PRODUCTIONS: For more info call Rope the Ozarks – Kevin Hall 417-547-3406 or JX2 Productions - Mandy Wolfe 970-231-8951 / John Johnson 423-340-0640 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. 2010 or 2011 USTRC Memberships are required. Rope the Ozarks and JX2 Productions has the right to classify anyone not holding a current USTRC card. Rope the Ozarks and JX2 has the right to make any and all necessary changes. STALLS & RV HOOKUPS: Stalls $20/night, RV $30/night and Shavings $7/ bag. ADDRESS OF FACILITY: Tunica Arena and Expo Center 3873 U.S. Highway 61 North, Tunica MS 38676 HOST HOTEL: Sam’s Town Casin: 1-800-916-3734 $BTJO4USJQ3FTPSUT#MWE 5VOJDB .4tBTLGPS6453$SBUFT

Capped at #4 Elite t 4 Running P Saddles: 4 header, 4 heeler, 3 header, 3 heeler t Buckles to Average Winners t Jackets to 2nd – 5th t Rope bags 6th – 10th t CASH! t No roper over a #4 Elite can rope. 3 head, Progressive after 1. Cut off time in first round only. Top 30 to short go. t Enter one, darw two or draw all three for $160/roper. t Can do this 3 times for total of 9 partners t Limited to the first 100 entered teams

CHAMPION CHEVROLET #10 TRUCK ROPING CAPPED AT #6

t 1 2011 Chevrolet 4 door dually Duramax Diesel t 6 Running P Saddles Saddles to High Point #6, #5, #4, #3 , 50 & Over, & Female. t 10 Maynard Buckles to 1st – 5th. t 20 Carroll Original Wear attire to 6th – 15th. t This is a #10 roping with a handicap. No roper over a #6 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 ropers can only pick 8 partners & must enter the drawpot on all remaining entries. You can have a maximum of 20 partners. t 3 head, Progressive after 1. Cut off time in first round only. t Saturday Entries $60/ Roper for Pick Teams, $50/ Roper for Draws. t Sunday Entries $65/ Roper for Pick Teams $55/ Roper for Draws. t All 4 Elite Heelers and below will get an additional second off their team’s time. t Points will be awarded to 20 places & fast go’s in each round.

Champion Chevrolet

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For Every Job Now The Bit Logic Tool Box Includes a Performance Line There are just certain tools that are required for every job. Classic Equine’s Professional line and new Performance line of bits have no gimmicks or magic mouthpieces. They are just heavy duty, made to last bits available in the most effective mouthpieces. These are the tools you simple can’t complete the job without.

Get more than a bit — get Bit Logic.

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Valencia County Horseman’s Arena in Belen, NM - Exit 195

Winter Roping Series Cheap Ropings For Your Winter Stimulus Package

Texas Bar S Cattle Co.

Enter at 10 a.m. • Rope at 11 a.m. #13 #9 #11 $50/roper Pick One / Draw One

$20/roper Enter Up

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All ropings are 3-steer Average, Progressive on 1 No fast times Ropings are flagged on heels TRIAD numbers only

Roping dates November 6, 2010 November 20, 2010 December 4, 2010 Saddle Roping Check our website for details

January 1, 2011 80% Payback Roping - #13 and #10 $50/roper • Enter Up

Find us on Facebook at Belen Horsemans Arena for all results, details and scheduling Jimmy Thompson 505.459.6851 Randy Lewis 719.482.8550

Roping steers for rent - $30/month Locations: Houston, Dallas, Brenham, Beaumont & Three Rivers Sammy Sorsby Mobile 713.208.1282 Home 281.351.2927

Maynard Buckles 505-862-7253 fax 505-862-7254 P.O. Box 419, Thoreau, NM 87323 email sales@maynardbuckles.com

Please call me for free brochure! rd Mayna i s l e K

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JEFF SMITH PRODUCTIONS ENID F OKLAHOMA F CHISHOLM TRAIL PAVILION Garfield County Fairgrounds Saturday, December 11, 2010 Books open at 8:00 a.m. Pick/Draw - $150/roper Pick/Draw - $150/roper Pick/Draw - $150/roper Century Pick/Draw - $150/roper All-Girl Pick/Draw - $150/roper

#15 #13 #11 #11 #10 All ropings are Enter 1/Draw 4 or Draw all 5 for $150/roper. Can enter up to 3 times for a total of 15 runs. Books close 30 minutes prior to each roping. Can add-on with a partner after draw is posted for $30/roper. Must enter the draw at least 1 time to add-on. 9:00 11:00 1:00 3:00 6:00

a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

“SUPER #10” WITH #9 & #8 Incentives SADDLE PICK/DRAW $100/roper • Enter up to 4 times (for a total of 12 runs) Capped at USTRC TRIAD #6 • 5-head, progressive on 1 (Inc. paid on 4-hd)

#10 AVERAGE 1st - 2 Saddles + $1,000 2nd - 2 Breast Collars + $800 3rd - 2 Breast Collars + $600 4th - 2 Breast Collars + $500 5th - 2 Trophy Halters + $400 6th - 2 Trophy Halters + $300 7th - 2 Trophy Halters + $300 8th - 2 Trophy Halters + $300

#9 INCENTIVE 1st - 2 Saddles + $600 2nd - 2 Breast Collars + $500 3rd - 2 Trophy Halters + $400 4th - 2 Trophy Halters + $300

#8 INCENTIVE

Enter with 1 partner, we draw you 2 more Enter with 2 partners, we draw you 4 more Enter with 3 partners, we draw you 6 more Enter with 4 partners, we draw you 8 more If you do not have a partner we can draw all your runs EVERYONE WHO CATCHES 4 HEAD WILL GO TO THE SUPER SHORT-GO

If over 150 teams enter, extra money will be added to the payout! Books open at 8:00 a.m. & close at 10:00 a.m. Roping will start at 11:00 a.m. (no late entries) You must be entered by 10:00 a.m. USTRC TRIAD numbers only • Current USTRC membership required For more information contact: Jeff Smith 620/921-5903

SPONSORS

1st - 2 Saddles + $600 2nd - 2 Breast Collars + $500 3rd - 2 Trophy Halters + $400 4th - 2 Trophy Halters + $300 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 151


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Superbowl Warm-Up Ropings Lazy E Arena • Guthrie, Oklahoma December 30, 2010 Thursday, December 30 10:00 a.m.

#15 / #13 Inc.

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

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

12:00 noon

#12 / #11 Inc. 4:00 p.m.

#10 / #8 Inc. Books open at 8:00 a.m. and close 30 minutes before the start of each roping. $50/roper • 4-Head - Progressive on 1 Enter 6 times - 2 more as an Inc. or any combination of Inc. teams up to 8 entries. (Inc. paid on 3 head)

USTRC TRIAD numbers and rules will be in effect. Current USTRC membership required (2010 or 2011) and may be purchased at this roping. For more information Jeff Smith 620/921-5903 SPONSORS:

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Lazy E Arena • Guthrie, Oklahoma December 31, 2010 thru January 2, 2011 BOOKS CLOSE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH ROPING Friday, December 31 • 9 a.m.

#15 Superbowl followed by

3 Ways To Enter! Enter 1, Draw 4 for $750/roper Computer Draw all 5 for $750/roper u Enter up to 5 times at $150/roper u u

#12 Superbowl 3 Ways To Enter!

Saturday, January 1 • 9 a.m.

#10 Superbowl Capped at TRIAD #6

Enter 1, Draw 4 for $500/roper Computer Draw all 5 for $500/roper u Enter up to 5 times at $100/roper u

#11 Century Superbowl Both ends must be 50 years old. followed by

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3 Ways To Enter! Enter 1, Draw 4 for $750/roper Computer Draw all 5 for $750/roper u Enter up to 5 times at $150/roper u u

3 Ways To Enter!

#10 All Girl Superbowl #8 Superbowl

Enter 1, Draw 4 for $500/roper u Computer Draw all 5 for $500/roper u Enter up to 5 times at $100/roper u

Sunday, January 2 • 9 a.m. followed by

Excellent Steers & Short Scores!

3 Ways To Enter! Enter 1, Draw 4 for $750/roper Computer Draw all 5 for $750/roper u Enter up to 5 times at $150/roper u

Average Payout on 750 teams 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

$50,000 NAT. S/O $40,000 REG. S/O $30,000 REG. S/O $20,000 REG. S/O $10,000 REG. S/O $5,000 REG. S/O $4,000 Top 50 $3,000 teams back $2,000 to the Super $1,000 Short-Go

1st Go 1) $2,500 2) $2,000 3) $1,500 4) $1,000 5) $500

Super Short-Go 1) $2,500 2) $2,000 3) $1,500 4) $1,000 5) $500

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Lazy E A FULLY rena is HEAT ED this y ear!

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presents the

No Bull Christmas 10 Head Challenge December 18-19, 2010 Horsemen’s Arena - NM State Fairgrounds Albuquerque, New Mexico

You ll A Ropeead 10 H

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 #13 10 Head Challenge SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 #11 10 Head Challenge Roping Starts at 10:00 a.m. Each Day

Only 80 teams will be allowed to enter each roping. This is a pre-entry roping – call and guarantee your spot in this roping. $250/roper (can enter 3 times). You can also enter by sending your fees to Mathews Land & Cattle P.O. Box 1405, Las Vegas, NM 87701 – personal checks, cash or credit card accepted. The books will remain open until filled.

PAYOUT - Based on 80 Teams 1st $10,000+Running P Saddles 2nd $4,000+Buckles 3rd $2,000+Fancy Breast Collars

4th $1,500+Fancy Breast Collars 5th $1,000+Halters $500/Fast Time in Each Round = $5,000 for Fast Times!

 TRIAD Numbers Only

For Information: Oren Mathews 505/617-0627 • Chris Francis 505/429-0164

www.bigdaddyteamroping.com

HUGHES TRAILERS

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Carthage, MO December 18 & 19, 2010 SATURDAY DECEMBER 18

SUNDAY DECEMBER 19

$1,000 Bonus to High Money Winner of Day (Must rope in 2 of the ropings) 30% Stock Charge Enter at 8:00 a.m. Rope at 9:00 a.m.

Rope For The Cash

Open

Pick 1/Draw 1 for $100 4 Head Progressive on 1 May Enter 2 Times Floor 7 Header / 8 Heeler

#15 Handicap

Pick 1/Draw 1 for $100 4 Head Progressive on 1 May Enter 2 Times Floor 5 Header / 7 Heeler

#14 Team 1 Sec. Off #13 & Under Team 2 Sec. Off

#13 $80/Team May Enter 4 Times 4 Head Progressive on 1

#12 $80/Team May Enter 4 Times 4 Head Progressive on 1

#8 Warm Up Roping

Roping will not start before 5:00 p.m. 8 pt Pick & Draw Capped at #4 Pick 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $100 May Enter 2 Times 3 Head Progressive on 1 • Buckles to the Average Winners

Books open 8:00-9:30 a.m. Rope at 10:00 a.m. 30% Stock Charge 10 pt Pick & Draw 4 Head Progressive on 1 Capped at #6 with 8 pt Incentive Incentive Pays on 3 Head Pick 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 for $150 • Buckles to Incentive Winners • Leather Rope Bags to Average Winners • $2,000 Bonus to High Point Roper • $1,000 Bonus to 2nd Place High Point Roper • Points given to top 20 in Average

Stalls and RV hookups are available. TRIAD Numbers Only Must have current USTRC card. Produced by Matt Freeman/Lucky J Arena 417/437-7041


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December 30-January 1, 2011 Mesquite, NV #4 Trailer Roping #11 Trailer Roping Shawn Washburn Memorial Roping #3 Saddle Roping

February 18 & 19, 2011 Litchfield Park, AZ Dunns Arena #4 & Under Truck Roping

January 28-30, 2011 Mesquite, NV #4 & Under Saddle Blowout #11 Truck Roping

March 18 & 19, 2011 South Jordan, UT #4 Trailer Roping

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March 11-13, 2011 Moab, UT

April 8 & 9, 2011 Pocatello, ID #11 Trailer Roping

April 23-25, 2011 Nampa, ID June 4-6, 2011 South Jordan, UT TRIAD Numbers Only For more details call Chris Freed 208/251-3170 Loadem.net download newsletter


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Wa t s o n Te a m R o p i n g Diamond T Indoor Arena

6900 E. Sherman Drive • Denton, Texas

TRAILER ROPING January 1 - 2, 2011 Saturday, January 1

Sunday, January 2

Books open 9 a.m. • Rope at 10 a.m. #8 Pick & Draw • pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $120/roper • #4+ cap • 3-header • enter 3x for a total of 9 runs • Handicap: –1.5 sec. for #7 teams; –3.0 sec. for #6 and under teams

Books open 9 a.m. • Rope at 10 a.m. #15 • $100/roper 75% Payback • enter 4x #13 • $100/roper • enter 4x

75% Payback

#9 Pick & Draw • pick 1, draw 2 or draw 3 for $120/roper • #5+ cap • 4-header • enter 3x for a total of 9 runs • Handicap: –1.5 sec. for #8 teams; –3.0 sec. for #7 and under teams

#12 • $100/roper • enter 4x

75% Payback

#11 • $100/roper • enter 4x

75% Payback

#10 Pick & Draw • pick 1, draw 1 or draw 2 for $80/roper • pick partners $40/roper - every roper must enter Draw 1x • #6+ cap • 4-header • enter 9x • Handicap: –1.5 sec. for #9 teams; –3.0 sec. for #8 and under teams BUCKLES TO AVERAGE WINNERS OF THE #8, #9 & #10

Payout based on 100 teams 1st $6,000 3rd $3,000 2nd $4,500 4th $1,500 WW 2-HORSE SLANT TRAILER TO HIGH POINT ROPER OF THE WEEKEND

*Combine points in 2 ropings only*

CASH ONLY

• 2010 / 2011 USTRC TRIAD #s only • No TRIAD #, we will classify you • All ropings progressive after one For more information: James or Brandi Watson 903.816.0169 or 903.814.7310 W W W .W AT S o N T e A m R o p I N g . C o m 162 / DECEMBER 2010


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Kevin Blackwell & Family present

NEW YEARS Cactus Saddle & BUCKLE BLOWOUT Henderson County Fair Park Athens, Texas

s 10 Saddllees 22 Buck + Cash

JANUARY 1, 2011

Books open at 8:00 a.m. • Rope at 9:30 a.m.

COWBOY CHURCH following #6 Roping DUMMY ROPING follows church. 5 & under • 6-8 • 9-12

#6 w/#3 cap 3 head Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100/roper

#7 w/Elite #4 cap 4 head Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100/roper Books close for #7 at the start of Cowboy Church

#8 w/Elite #4 cap 4 head Enter 1/Draw 2 or Draw all 3 $100/roper

18 Bronc Halt e 10 Cactus rs Head Stall s + Cash

Payoff for #6 and #7 1st Average: Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd: Catus Saddles + Cash 3rd: Buckles + Cash 4th: Buckles + Cash 5th: Buckles 0 in izes 6th: Buckles 0 6 , $15 teed Pr 7th: Bronc Halters 8th: Bronc Halters an Guar 9th: Bronc Halters 10th: Bronc Halters 11th: Cactus Headstalls 12th: Cactus Headstalls

Books close for #8 at short go of #7

#11 w/#7 cap 6 head (get all 6) Enter 1x $125/roper Pays first 3 steers, pays second 3 steers + Average Books close for #11 at short go of #8

Payoff for #8 1st Average: Cactus Saddles + Cash 2nd: Buckles + Cash 3rd: Buckles + Cash 4th: Bronc Halters + Cash 5th: Cactus Headstalls www.fireitupproductions.com TRIAD numbers only • Cash only FMI: Kevin Blackwell 903/721-0303

Crockett, TX (936) 546-2467

The official rope of Fire It Up Productions 903-322-6580 713-376-4396 SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 163


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ZD ZDCattle CattleCompany Company

15th Annual New Year’s Roping December 30 - January 1, 2011 Legacy Center F Farmington, Utah PBAI G G E S T s Present

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 Sign up 9:00 a.m. / rope at 10:00 a.m.

R 12 M as AI LE R ter 10 Sa d Mas $50 d le ter s ,00 B uck 0 C les ash /Pri zes

Ladies Breakaway

F 3 head F $50/roper F Enter 2 times

Ladies Goat Tying

F 3 head F $50/roper F Enter 2 times

Jr. Roping (15-yr-old & younger) Must be entered by noon F Pick 1, draw 3 or draw all 4 for $100/roper F Enter 2 times F Buckles to Average winners!

Western attire dress code all weekend.

#10

High point #4, #5, #6 ropers of weekend will get fees paid in the trailer roping maxed out.

F Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100 F Enter 2 times

Open Roping F Books close at 6 p.m. Rope at 7 p.m.

F Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $150 F Enter 3 times F 4-steer Average F 80% Payback F No roper below a #5 can enter Open F Fresh steers For open

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 Sign up 9 a.m. / rope at 10:00 a.m. #10

F Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100 F Enter 2 times

#4 and Under Saddle Blowout Books close 11:00 a.m. F Pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3 for $100 F Enter 4 times for a total of 12 partners F Payout: 1st Extra Fancy Alligator Seat Master saddles + $2,000 • 2nd saddles + $1,000 • 3rd saddles + $800 10 S a d d le • 4th saddles + $600 • 5th saddles + $400 s Aw ard Payout based on 300 teams and may be increased depending e d in A v e ra ge on final number of teams.

Goat Ropings for the kids every day at noon. P ayout for S aturday Trailer Roping High Point Roper Sundowner 3-horse Slant Aluminum Gooseneck – Retail Value $20,000 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1 Sign up 9:00 a.m. / rope at 10:00 a.m.

#11 HANDICAP SUNDOWNER GOOSENECK TRAILER ROPING

F Pick 1, draw 3 or draw all 4 for $150 F Enter 3 times for a total of 12 entries F Capped at an Elite #6

Extra Fancy Alligator Seat Master saddles & $2,000 Buckles & $1,000 Buckles & $800 Buckles & $600 Jackets & $400 Jackets & $200

Points in each go round in each rotation and top 20 in Average. Payout based on 400 teams and may be increased depending on final number of teams.

Any tie will be roped off! All ropings cash or credit card only. USTRC TRIAD numbers and rules apply. Management reserves the right to refuse any entry and may adjust any number as needed.

For More Information: Zane Dansie 801/599-1238 www.zdroping.com 166 / DECEMBER 2010

H ost Hotel Comfort Inn 801.544.5577


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Philipp Ranch presents

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Over $60,000 Paid Out in our First Roping at Edna!

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JANUARY 8-9, 2011 HALLETSVILLE, TEXAS ALTON ALLEN EXPO CENTER HEATED arena

Don Gonzales Saddles t o Average Winners a t the finals

(Stalls and RV available)

Saturday Open #15 #13 #12 #11

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

$100/roper •Enter 5x Both partners must be over 50 • No cap ATTENTION ROPERS: Due to the small number of Open & #15 ropers, those two ropings are over by 10:00 a.m. if not sooner.

UPCOMING TOUR EVENTS:

Sunday #10

February 26-27, 2011 Halletsville, Texas Alton Allen Expo Center Heated Arena (Stalls and RV available)

March 26-27, 2011 Caldwell, Texas Burleson County Fairgrounds Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

April 30-May 1, 2011 Groesbeck, Texas Limestone County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

May 21-22, 2011 Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo New Covered North Arena (Stalls and RV available)

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

Capped at #5 Elite $50/roper Enter 5 times #8 Drawpot Capped at #4

$150/roper Enter twice Draw 2 with each entry or 3 if entered Open.

June 11-12, 2011 Saturday and Sunday Books open at 8:00 a.m. for the first roping each day and close at 8:30 a.m. All other ropings: Books will open when the previous roping begins and close a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of that roping.

Giddings, Texas Lee County Covered Arena (Stalls and RV available)

July 23-24, 2011 FINALS Bryan, Texas Brazos County Expo Covered Arena

“NEW COOLER COVERED ARENA”

ALL ROPINGS ARE 80% PAYBACK

TRIAD numbers only Must be current USTRC member. 2011 cards may be purchased at roping. Win USTRC Flex Earnings! Negative Coggins required at all shows and must be presented. First to enter, last to rope. Great Corriente roping cattle furnished by Philipp Ranch.

Must attend 3 of 8 ropings to participate at the Finals FOR MORE INFORMATION: John 713/806-6012 • Johnnie 936/878-2833 or visit our website: www.philippranch.com SPONSORS: All Around Performance Horse • Catalena Hatters • Don Gonzales Saddlery Knife River Concrete • Matthews Electric • Beard-Navasota Vet Hospital SUPERLOOPER MAGAZINE / 167


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January 15 & 16, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Agricenter Show Place Arena

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

LASSO

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

DEL SOL

6 Trophy Rope Bags

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average) (for more details see the format section in The back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

DEC. 30 - JAN. 1, 2011 SCOTTSDALE, AZ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 w/ #10 Inc. #10 w/ #9 Inc.

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

FORMAT

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

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

Two Covered Arenas

2 CASH ONLY

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

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

With Membership Purchase

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 12 Noon Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 w/ #11 Inc. (#12 won’t start before 5 p.m.)

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

• Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

Location: Westworld Equestrian Center 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Producer: USTRC Cattle: Reed Flake

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Country Inn & Suites 480.314.1200 Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites 480.951.4000 Sleep Inn North Scottsdale 480.998.9211 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Current Coggins Required Also CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY & ND 5-day Health Certificate may be required at AZ border

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

For more information visit ustrc.com

2010 or 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good for 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

SOUTH GEORGIA

PRIZES 3 Trophy Martin Saddles

CLASSIC

• High Money winner each day (Specialty ropings excluded)

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points

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

35 Trophy Gist Buckles

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

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

(awarded through 10th in the Average)

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in The back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

DEC. 31 - JAN. 2, 2011 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 11 a.m. Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 w/ #11 Inc.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1 9 a.m. Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 w/ #10 Inc. #10 w/ #9 Inc.

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

FORMAT

#15 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 9 a.m. All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #9 w/ #8 Inc. #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 12 noon

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: John Johnson / Jx2 Productions 423.340.0640 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 RV Reservations: www.gnFa.com Hotels: Travel Lodge 478.987.7355 Roadway Inn 478.987.8777 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Coggins Required

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

3 CASH ONLY

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

PERRY, GA

Location: Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Pkw., Perry, GA 31069 Directions: I-75 Exits 134 & 135. Follow signs to Georgia National Fairgrounds Producer: JX2 Productions / John Johnson Cattle: Franklin Thomas

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $80/roper. Enter 3 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

For more information visit ustrc.com

2010 or 2011 USTRC membership required before you rope, and may be purchased at this event. Memberships purchased at this event are good through 2011.


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

ARIZONA

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

29 Trophy Gist Buckles

8 Trophy Martin Saddles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 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

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

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

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

FEBRUARY 4 - 6, 2011

SAN CARLOS, AZ

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

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

Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Apache Gold Casino Hotel & Resort 1-800 APACHE8 or 928.475.7800. www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com

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

2 CASH ONLY

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

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

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

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

FORMAT

Location: Apache Gold Casino Arena. Hwy. 70 East, San Carlos, AZ 85501 Directions: See map Producer: USTRC Cattle: Reed Flake

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

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

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

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

HEART OF TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

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

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

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

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

With Membership Purchase

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

• Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JANUARY 14 - 16, 2011

WACO, TX

ACTION STARTS 8 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 w/ #11 Inc.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 w/ #10 Inc. #10 w/ #9 Inc.

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

FORMAT

Two Indoor Climate-Controlled Arenas

2 CASH ONLY

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 #9 w/ #8 Inc. #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Location: Heart of Texas Fair Coliseum 4601 Bosque Blvd., Waco, TX 76710 Directions: I-35 North or South. Take Valley Mills Dr. exit. Right on Lake Air Dr. Coliseum is on the right. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Co.

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Sleep Inn 254.420.3200 Quality Inn 254.296.0550 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Coggins Required

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

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.

2011 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

BAYOU

PRIZES 8 Trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles

CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points (awarded through 10th in the Average)

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

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

4 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of the #15 & #13

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect (for more details see the format section in The back of this issue of SuperLooper Magazine)

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

JANUARY 21-23, 2011

KINDER, LA

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 AM

Location: Coushatta Pavilion, 777 Coushatta Drive, Kinder, LA Producer: Steve & Sherry Judd RV Reservations: Call RV Park at 800.584.7263

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Steve or Sherry Judd 601.928.3218 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Coushatta Casino & Resort 800.584.7263 Ask for team roper rates for hotel or chalets. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Coggins Required

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

FORMAT

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

2 CASH ONLY

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

WILL ROGERS

PRIZES

CLASSIC

23 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 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 Cowboy Gold Saddles • Average winners of the #11, #10 & #9

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

6 Trophy Bronc Halters • Average winners of the #15, #13 & #12

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2011

TULSA, OK

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Open (with #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 w/ #11 Inc.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 w/ #10 Inc. #10 w/ #9 Inc.

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

FORMAT

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

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Rope The Ozarks 417.547.3406 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Inn at the Expo Square 918.858.3775, 4531 East 21st Street. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Coggins Required

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

2 CASH ONLY

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

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

Location: Tulsa Expo Ford Truck Coliseum, 145 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK Directions: From I-44 exit Yale Ave, north on Yale to 21st Street, turn west on 21st to arena. Producer: Rope The Ozarks Cattle: Rope The Ozarks

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

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

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

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

COLORADO WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 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

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

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2011

DENVER, CO

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

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

FORMAT

2 CASH ONLY

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 All Girl Specialty Roping #10 Handicap Pick 1, Draw 2 or Draw 3 for $150/roper #10 Century (w/ #9 Inc.) $100/roper, enter 3 times #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 12 noon

Location: Western Event Complex. 1655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO Directions: I-70: Take Exit 275A or 275B (Coliseum exits.) Take Brighton Blvd. north to livestock entry gates. Exit 2 miles east of I-25 & I-70 interchange. Producer: Rope The Rockies - Jeff Smith and Ike & Mary Cox Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

Stalls: First come, first served basis. Stall reservations accepted from Gold Plus members only. Reservations must be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. Call your Gold Plus representative, Ty Hillman. Event info: Ike & Mary Cox 660.425.5502 or Jeff Smith 620.921.5903 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Drury Inn 303.373.1983. I-70 to Peoria. Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570 Coggins Required

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

EAST TEXAS

PRIZES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

29 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 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

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

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

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

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event

With Membership Purchase • Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

FEBRUARY 18-20, 2011

ATHENS, TX

ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Open (w/ #15 Inc.) #15 Handicap #13 Handicap #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Gold Plus #12 (w/ #10 Inc.) Century Bonus included #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 a.m.

#15 Handicap $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #14 team - 2 sec. off • #13 & under team - 4 sec. off

Event info: USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Best Western Royal Mountain Inn & Suites 903.292.1750. 1814 Hwy. 31 East, Athens, TX. www.bestwesternathens.com. Mention USTRC for special rate of $89 + tax.

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

1 CASH ONLY

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

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

Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

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

FORMAT

Location: Henderson County Fair Park 3356 Hwy. 31 East Directions: Arena located 3 miles out of Athens on State Hwy 31. Producer: USTRC Cattle: C-S Cattle Company

ON-SITE ENTRY

#13 Handicap $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 5-steer/Progressive after 1. • #12 team - 2 sec. off • #11 team - 4 sec. off #12, #11, #10, #9 $150/roper. Enter 2 times. 4-steer/Progressive after 1. #12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Top 20 teams to the short round. Top 30 to the short round of the #9 only.

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

Gold Plus #12 (with #10 Incentive) $150/roper. Enter 2 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.

For more information visit ustrc.com

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USTRC SANCTIONED ROPING EVENT

HAWAII

PRIZES 2 Trophy Martin Saddles • High Money winners of the weekend, #6 & Above and Elite #5 & Below (specialty ropings excluded)

CHAMPIONSHIPS

33 Trophy Gist Buckles

USTRC Sanctioned Event Guarantee Never Less Than 11 National Shoot-Outs 29 Regional Shoot-Outs 6 Gold Plus National Shoot-Outs US Open Tour Points

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

2 Trophy Rope Bags • Average winners of the Open

Flex Earnings Awards • Minimum of $160,000 at this event

(awarded through 10th in the Average)

With Membership Purchase

Ultimate Partner Finder Draw-in Options in Effect

• Gold Spur members receive $1,000 in Flex Earnings • Gold Plus members receive $3,000 in Flex Earnings

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

NATIONAL FINALS TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER

FEBRUARY 18-21, 2011 ACTION STARTS 9 a.m. DAILY

KAMUELA, HI

Cowboy Church Sunday 7:15 AM

FRIDAY, FEB. 18 SATURDAY, FEB. 19 SUNDAY, FEB. 20 Open Gold Plus #12 #11 (w/ #10 Inc.) (w/ #15 Inc.) (w/ #10 Inc.) #10 (w/ #9 Inc.) #15 Handicap Century Bonus #13 Handicap included #12 (w/ #11 Inc.)

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

FORMAT

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 #15 Handicap USTRC Affiliate $100/roper, enter 4 times, 75% Payback, 5 steer Average, progressive after one Produced by Zanga Schutte Books open at 2 p.m. Rope at 3 p.m.

4 CASH ONLY

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

MONDAY, FEB. 21 #9 (w/ #8 Inc.) #8 Pick/Draw for beginner & novice ropers only #8 Pick/Draw books close at 10:30 a.m.

One Alvin Kawamoto “Hawaiian Tree Saddle” to High Money Mainland Roper Location: Brian Anderson Covered Arena Producer: Zanga Schutte / Z Bar Ranch Cattle: Z Bar Ranch (muley cattle will be used)

Alternate Venue: Hale Kea Arena Event info: Zanga Schutte 808.960.7772 or USTRC office 254.968.0002 Hotels: Kamuela Inn 808.877.6144 Waimea Country Lodge 808.885.4100 Choice Hotels: choicesportstravel.com Special Rate ID #00214570

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

ON-SITE ENTRY

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

AMERICA’S COWBOY SPORT

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

For more information visit ustrc.com

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#12, #11, #10 and #9

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

Option 1

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

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

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

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

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

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

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

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

Option 2

#15, #13

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

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

Option 1

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

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

Option 1

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

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

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

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw)

Option 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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#10 Incentive Progressive after 1 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

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

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

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

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

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

2011 Format 5 The Open is an optional roping for the Producer. Open Points will only be awarded to teams qualifying to the short round. The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse

#12 (with #11 Incentive) #11 (with #10 Incentive) #10 capped at an Elite #6 (with #9 Incentive) #9 capped at an Elite #5 (with #8 Incentive) Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 3 steers qualify to short round #9 Only – Top 30 Qualified teams to short round

Option 1

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

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

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

Open with #15 Incentive

Option 2 (Open Pick/Draw) $200 per roper Enter with 1 partner and 1 will be computer drawn No Header with a classification number less than 6 or no heeler with a classification number less than 8 may enter Depending on draw, ropers may have 2 open runs, 2 incentive runs or one each Ropers may enter as open team or incentive team for a maximum of one entry #15 Incentive 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Progressive after 1-head US Open Tour Points awarded through 10th in the Average Must qualify to Short Round to receive points 1st in the Incentive Average will receive $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings

Gold Plus #12 with #10 Incentive

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

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

The Incentive payout will be based on the percentage of Incentive teams entered, not to exceed 30% of the Average Purse Gold Plus Members 21 and Older Draw-In Option (For all Formats) Enter 2 times any combination of Incentive and/or NonNeed a Partner? Try the USTRC’s New Draw-In Incentive (Maximum of 2 Entries) Option – It’s the ultimate Partner Finder $100 Per roper 4-head average with the Incentive determined on 3-head Pick or Draw any combination of partners. #10 Incentive Ropers may draw into any of the following divisions Progressive after 1 (#15 - #9) provided they meet the minimum classification requirements. 1st – 3rd Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 1st – 3rd Incentive Average – $6,000 #15 Handicap – must be at least a #6 Header or a #7 Heeler USTRC Flex Earnings

#15, #13 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 5-head average #15 Handicap - #14 team will receive a 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #13 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round #13 Handicap - #12 will receive 2 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round - #11 and below team will receive a 4 second handicap subtracted after the 4th round Progressive after 1 1st in Main Average – $6,000 USTRC Flex Earnings 2nd – 5th Main Average – $2,000 USTRC Flex Earnings Top 20 teams on 4 steers qualify to short round

#12, #11, #10 and #9 $60 per roper Enter 4 times any combination (Maximum of 4 Entries) 4-head average

#13 Handicap – must be at least a #5 Header or a #6 Heeler #12 (with #11 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #6 Heeler #11 (with #10 Incentive) – must be at least a #4 Header or a #5 Heeler #10 (with #9 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler # 9 (with #8 Incentive) – must be at least a #3 Header or a #3 Heeler #12 Gold Plus with #10 Incentive – must be at least a #3 Header or a #4 Heeler #8 is already a Pick/Draw Format Ropers who choose the Draw-In Option will pay their side of the entry fee, which is determined by the format of the event

Draw partners may choose one of three options Option 1 – Pay for the extra run and be eligible for all prize money, prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 2 – Choose not to pay for the extra run and be eligible for only ½ of the prize money up to $1,000 and forfeit any prizes and Shoot-Outs/Flex Earnings Option 3 – Decline the extra run

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US OPEN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS Season Dates: Begins September 7, 2010 and ends September 5, 2011. 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 7, 2010 and ends September 5, 2011.

National Finals Open Preliminary Points Count For Next Season

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

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

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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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Find out where all the Roping Events are in your area

USTRC JR. LOOPER EVENT LOCATOR

Bayou Championships South Georgia Classic Lasso Del Sol Heart of Texas Championships WORD SCRAMBLE

ROPER MATH

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= $300 (amount needed) BONUS 6 (number of times entered) x 3 (number of steers to determine the average)

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX A I Albracht Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . .9 Intervet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Ariat International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 J JX2 Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 B B & W Gooseneck Hitches . . . . . . . . . .186 JZS Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Bayou West Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Justin Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Bloomer Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 K Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Kid Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Brother In Laws Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-165 L L C I Livestock Insurance . . . . . . . . . . .27 L & H Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .115 C CSI Saddle Pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Randy Lewis Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . .150 Cactus Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Lil Blue Heeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Case IH Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Load 'em In The Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Lucas Metal Works . . . . . . . . . . .130, 134 Cattle For Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Lucky J Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Classic Equine . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 138, 149 Classic Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 113 Clovis Livestock Auction, Inc. . . . . . . .142 Computer Software for Team Ropers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Corriente Saddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Cowboy Classic Saddlery . . . . . . . . . .140 Cowboy Collection Tack . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Cowboy Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Cowboy Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Cowgirl Tuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Cross Fire Productions . . . . . . . .154, 155

M MBNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 M & R Roping Productions . . . . . . . . .142 Martin Saddlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Master Saddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Mathews Land & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . .156 Maynard Buckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Mortenson Silver & Saddles . . . . . . . .143 N National Horsemen’s Association . . . . .143 National Roper’s Supply . . . . . . . . .4, 131 National Team Roping League . . . . . . . . . . . .144-147

D D. J. Reveal, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Dally Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185 O Dallyup Manufacturing LLC . . . . . . . .142 Oklahoma State Dodge Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124-125 Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Double Diamond Ropes Co. . . . . . . . .141 P E Parma Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Equibrand/Cashel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Roger Peters Livestock Insurers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 F Philipp Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141, 167 FarmTek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Power Services Products . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Fightin 7 Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Preifert Manufacturing Co., Inc. . . . . . .121 Fire It Up Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Professional Team Ropers Association . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 G Gist Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Q Rickey Green Roping Video . . . . . . . . . .23 Quicksilver Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 H H & H Trailer Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Hampton Realty and Investments . . . . .33 Hatco, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Heel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Heritage Performance Gloves . . . . . . .188 Hot Heels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 John Hudson Rope Horses . . . . . . . . . .143 Hy O Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

R Ray Radford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .35, 95 Red River Portable Arenas . . . . . . . . . .77 Rimrock Spurs & Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Rocky Mountain Clothing Co. . . . . . . . . .3 Rodeo West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Rope The Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148

Ropers Quick Rope Release . . . . . . . .141 Ropers Sports News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Royal Horn Wrap Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .142 Running P Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 S Sears Home Improvement . . . . . . . . .123 Jeff Smith Productions . . . . .151, 152-153 Southwest Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Steer Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Stephens Ranch Hand Real Estate . . . .143 Stinger Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 T Tarter Farm & Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Texas Bar S Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Texas Horseshoeing School . . . . . . . . .141 The Corrector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Titan Trailer Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Tony Lama Boot Company . . . . . . . . .139 Tres Rios Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Triangle Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Tuley Ropings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 U Used Trailers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 USTRC Events: Arizona Championships . . . . . . . . . .173

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